Hey, it’s Caturday. So here.
Since I am apocalyptically lazy, I am just yoinking a comment I made at Bastard’s and calling it a post.
Also in re: Turdwaffle.
Bad news for him on several fronts. First, the GAB verified the recall signatures, only discarding a scant 3% of them. Still over 900,000; That’s almost as many recall sigs as Turdwaffle had votes.
Tom Barrett, mayor of Milwaukee and general bad-ass, announced his run. Although he lost to Turdwaffle last time, the electorate is no longer amused and the most recent poll has him beating Turd, within the margin of error. Without Feingold, he’s currently running strongest.
And a Federal Judge has struck down a crucial chunk of Turdwaffle’s anti-union Act 10; he said you can’t restrict union activities for one batch of unions (teachers and such) while not restricting them for another batch (firefighters and police). If Walker had done so, he would have been destroyed by the public safety unions.
The courts also tossed out the Voter Id Law that they had hoped to fast-track into use for the recall, thus disenfranchising as many of Milwaukee’s voters as possible.
Also, of interest to my thunderous friend, the insanely industry-friendly and industry-written mining pollution law is DOA. And one legislator who wanted to create a hunting season for sandhill cranes saw his bill go down also.
And the Wis Lege is now no longer Repbulican Majority. One of the lawmakers facing a recall decided to bail, resigning and leaving the legislature at 16-16.
And finally, the Wis Supremos tossed out the republican redistricting plan, and said that they needed to redraw. Repubs said, Oh, darn, look at that, we’re in recess; the judges said fine; we’ll redraw it, you unconscionable chumpnuggets.
Wisconsin was all over the news shows, Maddow, ed, Granholm and O’Donnell. Very weird.
As Substance said, that all seems like it is not-bad. except for the fact that they are happening at all. The problem with fighting a reactionary battle like that is that you can never repeal all the advances made by the assholes. And while you are busy trying to avoid the damage they are causing, we can’t work to make progress in other ways.
Like on health care:
Or towards peace:
Heck, even our hallowed right to squeeze one out:
Even Von will talk about Politics today.
Zombie Invasion of Canada imminent. Beer is the only thing that will save you.