August 29th, 2012

My first night in Scotland, I was having dinner at the Greyfriars Bobby when a regal older woman at the table next to me overheard me talking about Wisconsin.

“You’re from Wisconsin,” she asked.

“Yes,” I said.

“I’m from South Carolina and I prayed every day that Scott Walker would win his recall election,” she said.

“Me, too,” I said.

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  • 1. Roland Melnick  |  September 8th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    A lot if people were paying attention to the recall. Ironic thing is that Walker and Republican legislators achieved what Rahm Emmanuel desperately wants/needs to accomplish in Chicago. Yet, Rahmbo is on the verge of a teachers’ strike. Hardly what the doctor ordered for an ailing city plagued with gun violence and other problems.

  • 2. Roland Melnick  |  September 10th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    And now Chicago teachers are on strike. It’s OK…it’s for the kids. I’m sure the issues in dispute are whether kids will get better quality food or educational materials, not that teachers are rejecting a 12+% raise over 4 years as well as any performance measure tied to pay or job security. Add to that the massive, underfunded pension system and it’s hard to see how this will end in any way other than a massive screwing of the taxpayer. Heck, maybe these kids could earn out-of-school credit canvassing Wisconsin neighborhoods for the Obama campaign. More hope and change is what’s needed here, clearly.

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