Being that football isn’t baseball I have very little interest or coinage involved if they bother to play a season or not next year, but I was rather surprised to read this story:

The NFL and its players’ union agreed to federal mediation Thursday in an effort to help settle the labor dispute that is threatening to lead to a lockout of players in as little as two weeks.

This is such a wise and sensible move that I’m totally shocked that the players and owners managed to do it. The amount of revenue generated by football is incredible and there is no reason why these two sides can agree to an acceptable split that keeps them both rich.

I assumed the NFL would do something stupid to threaten the money pot, it might still happen but for now they just might have figured out that quibbling over millions while people are hurting is bad PR.

This morning I talked to Andrew Breitbart about his trip to Madison and what he saw:

DaTechGuy:
Why did you decide to go to Wisconsin?

Andrew Breitbart: The Democratic Party has used public sector unions as a weapon to intimidate. It’s a formula used state by state (Such as in searchlight) I’ve sensed that any time when Obama’s Organizing for America gets involved they are up to no good. So when I see them go up against the people I try to be there.

DTG:
How “managed” were the union crowds?

Breitbart: OFA was on their best behavior this time, in the past we’ve seen things such as the egging in Searchlight, the assault on Ken Gladney and more, but this time they are now noticing us with the camera and like Wile E. Coyote they are heading back to the Acme factory to find a new way to do things.

The vulgarity was present for all to see but they tried to be their best for the cameras which were everywhere. At yesterday’s rally there was a sea of double soy-latte Caucasian rage against fox news, “tea baggers”, and “Koch suckers” (referring to the Koch brothers). So were the signs comparing Scott Walker to Hitler and Mubarak.

DTG:
I see you mingled with the crowd on the left, I found it odd that you weren’t recognized

Breitbart: I wore a hat and glasses, walked about 300 yards with the crowd to where I was going as they chanted: Hey hey ho ho; Scott Walker has got to go!” This was actually after my speech; I was on the way to where I was going that when I ran into the doctors giving out the notes.

DTG:
Were you surprised at how open the docs were about writing those sick notes?

    Breitbart: First I want to give a Hat tip to the MacIiver institute that did the initial videos, but my mind is no longer blowable. I don’t think they understand how disturbing their letters were. They really believe that If their hearts are in the proper place they can do what they want. Remember we are coming off Lyla Rose’s Planned Parenthood videos. When you start looking at ACRON and Planned Parenthood and the rest they are considered and painted as the crown jewels of the left, but every office except for 1 you had employees turning a blind eye to immorality.

DTG:
What was your reaction to the left’s attempt to call your video “fake”?

Breitbart: The idea that our independent efforts to expose the left for what they are a sign that there is a market for people for it. I’m conspiring with any American truth teller or videographer who wants to expose the left, if they call it a conspiracy so be it.

DTG:
The unions and the left are going “all in “in Wisconsin why do you think that is the case?

Breitbart: It was a good place for them to do this, because of the template that can be replicated elsewhere because of the existing progressive organizations in the state. That’s why it was so important for the tea party and new media to show up to help show things for what they are

DTG:
I’ve suggested that the events in Wisconsin are a living breathing GOP/or tea party ad for 2012 do you agree.

Breitbart: I agree I think that the visuals, the Hitler stuff, going after the democratic process the way they do, when they call (Gov Scott) Walker a dictator when he was democratically elected, when they do this the protesters are trying to say their minority status trumps the majority. The visuals alone for the ad campaigns are a strong message against this.

DTG:
That being so how long can the MSM cover it up?

Breitbart: The acorn videos never played on ABC, NBC etc yet the America people where able to find out about it and Acorn is done. The more they deny the stories like the doctors slowly but surely the average American recognizes that they are not getting the truth. The MSM’s entire edifice is imploding. We’ve shaken the cage and the American People will see there is another way. There is a check and balance against them and it’s the new media

Update: Thanks to the Lonely Conservative for the link. The fair Miss Attila link also links and comments on the phony doctor notes and more. American Glob includes us in headlines and asks some questions.

BTW not to sound greedy but if you like the work, As I mentioned this morning I’m a couple of hundred short this month if you have an interest in kicking in I’d much appreciate it.

My last field guide entry from CPAC is my interview with a pair of sister bloggers:

Their blog is America is conservative. The full field guide is here.

Oh and they actually filmed me interviewing Breitbart, here is a little behind the scenes peek:

Click here for the full set that they shot and here for their own talk with Andrew.

…that way they can’t pretend they aren’t what they are.

If Herman Cain is making people this nuts then that suggest they are scared of him.

They should be.

An even better example is the Doctor business in Wisconsin. Think about it. Two generations ago with the Judeo-Christian values taught in every school to some degree it would have been unthinkable to commit the type of public fraud that is being done by doctors and teachers in Madison this weekend. I mean even Breitbart got a note:

How many honest doctors looking at this are embarrassed? How many teachers are forfeiting any moral authority over their students by these measures? How many will look at the examples set by the senate in Wisconsin Do they even care?

The Right Sphere nails it:

What we’re seeing is an ideology devoid of a moral compass. This is Progressivism laid bare for all the world to see. It’s disgusting. This is the Nanny State, cradle-to-grave entitlement society. They’ve turned public sector jobs into welfare programs and this is what happens when someone tries to make it sustainable.

It is important to see things for what they are. The real question is will the left eventually look in a mirror and see, or will it only be selling conspiracy theories?

Update: We’ve got honest to God communists (is that an oxymoron?) actually looking for revolution, I kid you not:

Money quote:

I think that the influence and effect of whats going on in Egypt you know and around the world in terms of people rising up against dictators and oppressive regimes and I think the people are open to the possibilities to building a revolutionary movement.

Remember there was an election and the Republicans won, they won majorities in the state, they won the governor’s office and you have actual communists calling for actual revolution comparing the results of a free election to dictators and oppressive regimes.

And check out the comments in the Washington post Charles Lane a reliable liberal looked at what happened and called it what he was:

Yet today in Wisconsin, anger and vilification are once again the order of the day — and the incivility emanates from the progressive end of the spectrum, including, no doubt, many of the same people who blamed right-wing vitriol for creating a climate of violence in Arizona. Union-backed demonstrators, furious at Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plans for reining in public-sector unions, equate him with Hosni Mubarak and Adolf Hitler, in disgusting mimickry of some Tea Party members’ inflammatory linkage between Obama and the evil dictators of history. (See Photo no. 10 in this gallery) or Photo 13 in this gallery .

Meanwhile, progressive voices in the media fanned the flames, spreading misinformation and outright falsehoods with a zest that would make Glenn Beck blush

And he was torn to pieces over it by the left.

Meanwhile here is Scott Walker

That was fox. Watching ABC this morning, they haven’t touched the fake doctor notes. If that gets into the MSM the game is totally over nationwide. Every single day this goes on GOP prospects for 2012 improve.

In doing the Math (ok the books) I see that I’m a couple of hundred short, likely due to car repairs and the increased price of gas as I venture from town to town to sell my ads door to door.

I haven’t done a lot of tip Jar shaking lately, mostly because I’m trying to make it via the show alone, but if you think this blog is worth the time and effort and you can spare a $20 or two this month, it would be quite appreciated.