Okay, now that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has framed the debate which surrounds his budget repair bill which seeks to require civil servants to give a little support to their own benefit packages and to reform the broken collective bargaining process, it’s time to take a good look at those who are in to their second week of protesting such moves.
I have always enjoyed comparing the environment in which the left right protest in. For the record, I have been a protestor myself. My most recent ones were with TEA Party movement members in Washington, D.C.
In those admittedly right wing demonstrations, the atmosphere was friendly and safe. Women could even their purses unattended on the Capitol lawn without fear of theft. And upon leaving, the Washington Mall was cleaner than when we got there.
The same can not be said of left leaning protests and protestors. Those kind of activists tend to be full of disrespect, manners and to a large degree, focus and intelligence.
Think I’m wrong? Let’s take a look at some of what makes up the crowds at the recent demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin. They range from all works of life but are mainly comprised of civil servants, teachers, and unions member shipped in from as far away as Nevada and New Jersey.
Let us first look at some in the crowd who just seem to not what they are doing there:
(Left)This one clears things up. Doesn’t it?
(Right) This one reads “If Tea baggers are as hot as their Fox News anchors, than I’m here for the Gangbang” ……Isn’t that a peacefully classy and on the point sign?
Then there are those hypocrites. You know, the ones who can’t stand any comparison of liberal policies to socialism and who carried posters that compared Bush to Hitler but are offended if the same is done to President Obama (which by the way, it should not be done)
Here’s one of my favorite. remember all that talk about toning down the level of political discourse? Well here is one bright protestors tribute to Gabrielle Giffords……
Then there are those priceless ones that make you wonder if you can conduct any kind of intelligent dialogue with some of these buffoons. Keep in mind, many of these people are striking teachers. After seeing some of these signs, I think the what they really achieved through these recent protests is to prove that we must end the practice of giving teachers tenure…….
(Left) In case you can’t see it clearly. I think this genius meant “negotiations” not “negotiatins“
This picture is blurry but the message is clear. This lady wants to “Save Are Teachers”. No she’s not an inbred hillbilly….I know it’s hard to tell. She’s an inner-city gal who was taught by a tenured teacher and is trying to say, “Save Our Teachers”
(Far Right) This one must have found the “our” that the other sign was looking for because she has it where the other one needs it. (Above Right) These people were too embarrassed to keep marching with their pretty sign. After all their work and design time someone broke their little union hearts and must have told them that they meant to write they are the future and that they “need” quality teachers, not “neen” them.
(Right) Now there is nothing wrong with this sign but it and the picture of it say a great deal. Many of the teachers in Wisconsin went on a little strike by calling out sick. Some of them showed up at the protests. Here are a group of doctors who are issuing them doctor’s notes for their absence. Problem is that such an abuse of such notes is against the law and according to National Medical association, could cost those doctors who issue those notes improperly, to encounter serious suspensions of their licenses to practice medicine.
All in all, it looks to me that while these folks are making a lot of noise, they are not making a lot of sense. That’s why I am prepared to listen to Governor Walker a lot more than them. Governor Walker was they guy elected to do what he is doing, not the sign makers and law breakers we see pictured here.