Update: In Honor of the anniversary of the fleebagging members of the Wisconsin Senate I’m promoting this poem written for the occasion.
With apologies to Longfellow
Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the daylight ride of Democrats here,
On the seventeenth of Feb, in Two thousand eleven;
Hardly a tweeter now alive
Who doesn’t remembers that famous day and year.
The protesters said to their friends inside, “If the GOP calls for a vote
count the heads in that chamber to-night,
Keep a bus near the exit ramp
By the side of the steps where we setup our Amps,–
If down by One is what we see;
Then soon to a different state we’ll be,
Ready to ride to foil the plan
Through every village and farm,
For the Union folk to be up and to arm.”
One of the things that always drives me nuts is when state legislatures or the congress appoint “commissions” to handle tough problems. Since every single one of those people spend a small fortune begging the voters for the office and responsibility it seems odd after begging for a job to be afraid to do it.
In Wisconsin today the democrats are proving to be profiles in cowardice:
Democratic senators apparently fled the state to prevent a vote on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill, which would cut public employee union collective bargaining rights and require them to contribute to pensions and health care.
Law enforcement has been sent to find missing Democratic lawmakers,
Remember these are the same people that campaigned for the right to conduct the people’s business. Meanwhile the protesters/ teachers opposing the governor’s plans to restrain spending are not coveringthemselves in glory either. But they are covering the capital with trash.
What a difference between them and the tea party. Just to remind you:
And remember that call for civility? Apparently these democrats don’t:
If you want to know why tea parties poll better than unions, this is why.
As as far as the fleeing state representatives, if they don’t want to do their job, resign! Simple as that. What cowards.
Ilario Pantano didn’t speak long but her got a roaring reception
Eileen Walsh lost a son
I would have very much liked to have known Nelly Braginskaya before she lost her son, she struck me as a person who was full love life.
Sally also lost a son.
It always seem to be the women who persists when other falter
Rosaleen spoke first and I think her presentation was the strongest
Also speaking was Rosa Leonetti of Smart Girl Politics. I don’t have film or photos but she raised important points such as:
“The Ground Zero mosque is not a political football.”
“Two Imans were replaced but they persist and so will we”
She also noted that people of the left have no problem trying to trace tea party funding but they don’t try to find where the money for the ground zero mosque is coming from.
One of the things that really shocked me was the statement that city counselors apparently said they opposed the Mosque privately but couldn’t support the 9/11 families publicly. I asked about this during the Q & A:
This event was scheduled at the same time as a Ron Paul event directly across of it. I don’t think this was a coincidence. Pamela fearlessness in speaking openly about things that others would like to forget makes some uncomfortable (just as Reagan’s calling the soviets an evil empire annoyed many) as she reports Salon.com being salon painted things a tad differently. I think it is significant that Pam embedded Elliott’s film and linked to it yet Salon didn’t deem it worthwhile to link to the video of Pam’s event so readers could see for themselves.
For the life of me I can’t understand Mayor Bloomberg support for these guys. As a man as comfortable as he is I don’t see what there is to gain.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Pam Geller is a national treasure I was proud to have her on my show and I’d be happy to have her back again. Like many others who have sounded warnings in times of crisis we ignore her at her peril, Luke 4:24 could be written about her.
You may not be aware of this, but a selection of my Fedoras is always on loan to various bloggers around the country. This set of maps shows the current locations of my loaned out fedoras currently in blogger hands.
As time goes by and the various people who have my hats return them and they are re-loaned the locations change but for now if you want to find where a hat belonging to DaTechGuy on loan currently is, check out the blue stars.
I always try to keep 3 hats on hand (2 formal one casual) for 4 is my limit, but where will the Fedoras go next? Keep an eye on this space!
She e-mailed and after getting back from the Tea Party Bowling league (we still need bowlers to roll off BTW more details here and in a new post) I gave her a ring and answered a series of questions she had.
Dealing with the MSM in this way is a new experience for me. As you know I generally pretty hard on them but seemed a very nice young lady and was happy to answer her questions.
Now ironically in my door to door trips yesterday I met a man who was involved in the hijacking TWA Flight 847, was interviewed by the NYT and is still angry at the way he was treated and quoted in the piece he was interviewed.
One says you only get one chance to make a first impression, being me I’m assuming the best and will be very interested in reading what she writes.