The Occupy Wall Street demonstations continue. They don’t look to be going away anytime soon. If anything, the numbers continue to grow, protesting corporate greed and its effect on the social and economic fabric of the country. Hell, even 700 or so Continental and United pilots joined in earlier in the week.
And then you have this – Wall Street bon vivant a-holes mock-toasting the demonstators with their glasses of champagne. It’s enough to make you sick.
It was a stupid, incredible example of pandering back then. It’s even more so now. Walker’s edict to the employees of the Department of Natural Resources to “comply” is a flagrant slap in the face to everyone who works there.
Walker now wants compromise and everyone from both sides of the aisle to come together for the good of the state. Tell you what, Scooter – the best thing for this state would be a recall of its Governor. Seriously. Before he ruins this great state.
Once again, a lesson in the foolishness that is the Right’s belief that, because they are job-creators, they should pay less in taxes.
PPenn, Q and I headed over to Quivey’s Grove tonight for Tammy Baldwin’s 5th Annual BBQ fundraiser. This one was special as it was Tammy’s first fundraiser since announcing her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. The event was well attended but different – it was the first time I’d seen Walker supporters and Tea baggers demonstrating at a Democratic candidate’s fundraising event. Now before everyone gets all lathered up do, please, take note: These demonstrators, significant in numbers, were well-behaved and respectful. At least they were when I drove in and when I drove out. Hell – a gentleman with a Walker t-shirt even noticed his group was blocking my view of traffic and let me know when it was safe for me to pull out onto Nesbitt Road. I yelled “thank you,” he smiled and said, “you’re welcome.” The gesture was lost on the 12 year old. But Mom was quick to seize the teaching moment. This is the way a democracy is supposed to work. People of opposing viewpoints respecting each other but steadfast in their political beliefs.
Unfortunately, this has become as rare an event as a Cubs World Series title. But there’s hope. There is always hope.