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vpb [TotalFark]
2012-02-22 11:34:04 AM
I think Wisconsin politics seems straight out of Tropico.
 
2012-02-22 11:36:41 AM
WARNING WARNING WARNING!! People spend their money the way they see fit. They will not just give it to you if you think you should have it. Elected officials that are accountable to the people who elected them will not piss off the people they need to vote to them.
 
2012-02-22 11:37:35 AM
You sure know how to pick 'em, Wisconsin...

I hope the reasonable folks out there manage to throw most of these shameful authoritarians out on their asses soon.
 
2012-02-22 11:58:37 AM
Right in the middle of a recall process is probably the best time to do it. They should go ahead with it and just hold it off of campus grounds or whatever. Then tell Nass to shove it up his nass.
 
2012-02-22 12:25:32 PM
"art in protest" sounds like a really sh*tty justification for having spent a week of ones life last year building a papier mache model of scott walker dressed in nazi garb.
 
2012-02-22 12:27:27 PM
[spinynorman]
 
2012-02-22 12:35:02 PM

thomps: "art in protest" sounds like a really sh*tty justification for having spent a week of ones life last year building a papier mache model of scott walker dressed in nazi garb.


Eh... Art and protest have pretty much gone hand and hand together since we realized living in caves sucked ass.
 
2012-02-22 12:41:41 PM

keylock71: thomps: "art in protest" sounds like a really sh*tty justification for having spent a week of ones life last year building a papier mache model of scott walker dressed in nazi garb.

Eh... Art and protest have pretty much gone hand and hand together since we realized living in caves sucked ass.


that doesn't mean that year-old protest signs are art worth celebrating.

/not endorsing the threat to defund a school over it
 
2012-02-22 12:49:29 PM

thomps: that doesn't mean that year-old protest signs are art worth celebrating.


No, but it doesn't mean they aren't, either.

The immediacy and DIY nature of protest signs makes them kind of like the punk rock of propaganda posters, and I've seen some great installations of propaganda posters. Is it art? That's for the viewer to decide, I guess.
 
2012-02-22 12:53:00 PM
"Well, maybe here in Madison that's a great thing. But there are lots of Republicans and conservatives around the state who are still very angry about that whole thing. We just suggested that now, with all the tensions that still exist, this may not be the appropriate time for this arts festival."

THEY'RE angry? They got everything they wanted, for Christ sakes. What a bunch of petulant children.
 
2012-02-22 12:54:49 PM
lets get this party started:

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/needed voting
 
2012-02-22 12:56:50 PM
Nobody weighed in on this yet? FTA: "It's an arts festival designed to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Wisconsin uprising," says Nass spokesman Mike Mikalsen. "Well, maybe here in Madison that's a great thing. But there are lots of Republicans and conservatives around the state who are still very angry about that whole thing.

Oh my, the protest made people upset, well, maybe the protesters were upset too you douchbag. In this day and age it usually takes something pretty significant to get a large group of people off their butts and out into the street. Maybe you should stop being a prick and working for your 'friends' and actually do something to serve the community you were elected to represent.
 
2012-02-22 12:58:00 PM
lets just get it all done!!

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2012-02-22 01:00:18 PM

keylock71: thomps: that doesn't mean that year-old protest signs are art worth celebrating.

No, but it doesn't mean they aren't, either.

The immediacy and DIY nature of protest signs makes them kind of like the punk rock of propaganda posters, and I've seen some great installations of propaganda posters. Is it art? That's for the viewer to decide, I guess.


i suppose i can buy that.
 
2012-02-22 01:00:58 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: lets get this party started:


www.businessweek.com

K, maybe not candidate for bumper sticker sound bite of the year but it makes it's point.

/Hot like pepper spray in the eyes.
 
2012-02-22 01:01:10 PM
so remember - freedom of speech ain't free.
 
2012-02-22 01:16:15 PM

thomps: keylock71: thomps: that doesn't mean that year-old protest signs are art worth celebrating.

No, but it doesn't mean they aren't, either.

The immediacy and DIY nature of protest signs makes them kind of like the punk rock of propaganda posters, and I've seen some great installations of propaganda posters. Is it art? That's for the viewer to decide, I guess.

i suppose i can buy that.


...and it will only cost you $25. : )
 
2012-02-22 02:05:48 PM

thomps: that doesn't mean that year-old protest signs are art worth celebrating.


I get really, really nervous when people determine what is and what isn't art worth celebrating.
 
2012-02-22 02:07:44 PM
For instance, "Tree of Life" which is nominated for Best Picture for some incomprehensible reason, was so bad I walked out after 30 minutes. I've spent the last few days making fun of it.

But made that decision as an individual, not as a govermnent agency.
 
2012-02-22 02:07:47 PM

what_now: thomps: that doesn't mean that year-old protest signs are art worth celebrating.

I get really, really nervous when people determine what is and what isn't art worth celebrating.


so you get nervous when people organize art shows?
 
2012-02-22 02:09:18 PM

thomps: so you get nervous when people organize art shows?


I should have said,,when the government decides.
 
2012-02-22 02:10:03 PM

what_now: For instance, "Tree of Life" which is nominated for Best Picture for some incomprehensible reason, was so bad I walked out after 30 minutes. I've spent the last few days making fun of it.

But made that decision as an individual, not as a govermnent agency.


well yeah, like i said, i'm not trying to defend the government's threat, i'm just saying it seems less like an art show and more like an excuse to revisit last year's protests.
 
2012-02-22 02:23:50 PM

Weaver95: so remember - freedom of speech ain't free.


It costs a buck o'five.

The Stealth Hippopotamus: lets get this party started:


She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.
 
2012-02-22 02:51:32 PM

Lsherm: She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.


Can you not read the sign.


And yes she is sitting in the disabled seat. She's an occupy member, she aint too bright.
 
2012-02-22 03:00:59 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lsherm: She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.

Can you not read the sign.


And yes she is sitting in the disabled seat. She's an occupy member, she aint too bright.


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I don't know, her sign was kinda funny. Most of the protests with Tea Party members resembled this one.
 
2012-02-22 03:01:06 PM
""Well, maybe here in Madison that's a great thing. But there are lots of Republicans and conservatives around the state who are still very angry about that whole thing."

Cry me a farking river.... You're just butt-hurt because you didn't get to bully your way through the legislative process like you and your ilk usually do. The people got involved for a change, one of the most American things one can do, and you people can do is cry like a bunch of babies.
 
2012-02-22 03:01:50 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lsherm: She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.

Can you not read the sign.


And yes she is sitting in the disabled seat. She's an occupy member, she aint too bright.


Looks to me like the sign says priority seating for seniors and disabled. Not that you had to be one to use it. However we don't really have mass transit in KC so I'm not sure of the rules.
 
2012-02-22 03:03:02 PM

Lsherm: She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.


You're allowed to sit in those seats, you just have to give them up if a Disabled or Eldery Passenger wants/needs to sit there. They're not like handicapped parking spaces.
 
2012-02-22 03:05:19 PM

FTFA:

"It's an arts festival designed to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Wisconsin uprising," says Nass spokesman Mike Mikalsen. "Well, maybe here in Madison that's a great thing. But there are lots of Republicans and conservatives around the state who are still very angry about that whole thing. We just suggested that now, with all the tensions that still exist, this may not be the appropriate time for this arts festival."

It's not the scourge of political correctness when conservatives whine about something!
 
2012-02-22 03:06:11 PM
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2012-02-22 03:06:59 PM

The Homer Tax: Lsherm: She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.

You're allowed to sit in those seats, you just have to give them up if a Disabled or Eldery Passenger wants/needs to sit there. They're not like handicapped parking spaces.




That's pretty much what I figured was the case, but as I said I'm not familiar with the system.
 
2012-02-22 03:10:53 PM

keylock71: You sure know how to pick 'em, Wisconsin...

I hope the reasonable folks out there manage to throw most of these shameful authoritarians out on their asses soon.


Are you ready to apply that same sentiment to the federal government? They withheld federal highway funds if states didn't raise their drinking ages to 21. They threaten to withhold school funds if states don't go along with programs like No Child Left Behind.

This is what you get when you let yourself become dependent on government: they coerce and extort you with your own damned money.
 
2012-02-22 03:14:27 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Lsherm: She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.

Can you not read the sign.


And yes she is sitting in the disabled seat. She's an occupy member, she aint too bright.

Lsherm: Weaver95: so remember - freedom of speech ain't free.

It costs a buck o'five.

The Stealth Hippopotamus: lets get this party started:

She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.


Have either of you ever rode public transportation? Disabled seating is priority seating for disabled adults. Other people can ride in them but you are supposed to get up if a disabled/pregnant/elderly person wishes to sit.

\not an occupier or 100% supporter
 
2012-02-22 03:16:12 PM
We get it, Steve. You hate the UW-System and all of it's unholy schools. He's been banging this drum since Whitewater invited a truther to talk back in 2003 or thereabouts.
 
2012-02-22 03:18:24 PM
Walker's 2011-13 biennial budget cut $250 million in state support for the UW System -- tying the record hit then-Gov. Jim Doyle included in his 2003-05 budget. News on this front went from bad to worse when just last week the Walker administration finalized plans for the UW System to absorb an additional cut of $46.1 million over the first six months of this year to help balance the state's budget.

Just a reminder for the next "zomg tuition is going up really fast" thread. There's a reason, 'tards.
 
2012-02-22 03:18:44 PM
Before I clicked I thought 'Wisconsin'. Nah too easy.

Then there you go.
 
2012-02-22 03:19:48 PM

The Homer Tax: Lsherm: She's cute, but she's sitting in the disabled seating on the DC metro (I think). -1 points.

You're allowed to sit in those seats, you just have to give them up if a Disabled or Eldery Passenger wants/needs to sit there. They're not like handicapped parking spaces.


OCCUPY DISABLED SEATING!!!
 
2012-02-22 03:24:19 PM

keylock71: You sure know how to pick 'em, Wisconsin...


We breed our Republicans so they're full of derp in Wisco.
 
2012-02-22 03:26:44 PM
"The state is divided. There are a lot of people who pay taxes who don't support the protests. There are a lot of them that do, but is this something that UW-Extension wants to be sponsoring? We just said, 'Look, you can't be running events celebrating the protests, which were heavily aimed at Republicans, and then expect that Republicans are going to smile nicely and sit down and try and work issues out with the university."

See, if you let the UW-Extension's School for Workers put together an event where they vent their generally held opinion during recall season, they might get their funding cut [more].
 
2012-02-22 03:30:29 PM

WhiskeySticks: keylock71: You sure know how to pick 'em, Wisconsin...

We breed our Republicans so they're full of derp in Wisco.


Apparently... : )

I kind of figured the GOP would overreach after the 2010 midterms, but, god damn, I had no idea how far off the deep end they would go.

Wisconsin pretty much became the poster child for Republican overreach.
 
2012-02-22 03:31:16 PM

Elandriel: Right in the middle of a recall process is probably the best time to do it. They should go ahead with it and just hold it off of campus grounds or whatever. Then tell Nass to shove it up his nass.


Yeah, actually this is a very bad thing for the artists to do. You do not cave "Art in Protest" under pressure from the people you protest against.
 
2012-02-22 03:35:09 PM

jjorsett: This is what you get when you let yourself become dependent on government: they coerce and extort you with your own damned money.


Or in the case of Wisconsin, big money private backers can pay off the politicians to do the dirty work for you.
 
2012-02-22 03:36:58 PM
But there are lots of Republicans and conservatives around the state who are still very angry about that whole thing. We just suggested that now, with all the tensions that still exist, this may not be the appropriate time for this arts festival.



Actually a hell of a lot people more are "very angry" at the dipsh*ts like Scott who decided that there should be no right of collective bargaining in Wisconsin state government.

You can suck it hard, Nass. You don't have the upper hand here. You're the ones who should be taking the heat, not the University. Take your contempt for free speech and shove it sideways.
 
2012-02-22 03:38:22 PM
Dissent must be silenced for the good of the state, citizen.
Love,
The GOP
 
2012-02-22 03:38:43 PM

DeaH: Elandriel: Right in the middle of a recall process is probably the best time to do it. They should go ahead with it and just hold it off of campus grounds or whatever. Then tell Nass to shove it up his nass.

Yeah, actually this is a very bad thing for the artists to do. You do not cave "Art in Protest" under pressure from the people you protest against.


True... What they ought to do is have a sort of Salon des Refusés just outside of the College's gate. I'm sure there are more than a few wealthy individuals that would pony up some money for something like that.
 
2012-02-22 03:50:40 PM
So, we're going to be celebrating an "uprising" that was ultimately a failure?

What kind of French BS is this?
 
2012-02-22 03:53:40 PM

tira: So, we're going to be celebrating an "uprising" that was ultimately a failure?

What kind of French BS is this?


i818.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-22 03:55:31 PM

tira: So, we're going to be celebrating an "uprising" that was ultimately a failure?

What kind of French BS is this?


1913: California state senator Marshall Black was recalled.
1914: California state senator Edwin Grant was recalled.
1914: California state senator James Owens survived a recall election.
1932: Wisconsin state senator Otto Mueller survived a recall election.
1935: Oregon state representative Harry Merriam was recalled.
1971: Idaho state senator Fisher Ellsworth was recalled.
1971: Idaho state representative Aden Hyde was recalled.
1981: Washington state senator Peter von Reichbauer survived a recall election.
1983: Michigan state senator Phil Mastin was recalled.
1983: Michigan state senator David Serotkin was recalled. (Technically he resigned from office before the results of the recall election were certified, but the results were sufficient to recall him.)
1985: Oregon state representative Pat Gillis was recalled.
1988: Oregon state senator Bill Olson was recalled.
1990: Wisconsin state assembly member Jim Holperin survived a recall election.
1994: California state senator David Roberti survived a recall election.
1995: California assembly member Paul Horcher was recalled.
1995: California assembly member Michael Machado survived a recall election.
1995: California assembly member Doris Allen was recalled.
1996: Wisconsin state senator George Petak was recalled.
2003: Wisconsin state senator Gary George was recalled.
2008: California state senator Jeff Denham survived a recall election.
2008: Michigan house speaker Andy Dillon survived a recall election.

2011: Wisconsin state senators Robert Cowles, Alberta Darling, Dave Hansen, Sheila Harsdorf, Jim Holperin, Luther Olsen and Robert Wirch survived attempted recalls, while Senators Randy Hopper and Dan Kapanke were recalled.

Yeah, a complete failure. Two people recalled but that shiat happens all the time, you can see from this list in the last 100 years.
 
2012-02-22 03:57:46 PM

Mikey1969: ""Well, maybe here in Madison that's a great thing. But there are lots of Republicans and conservatives around the state who are still very angry about that whole thing."

Cry me a farking river.... You're just butt-hurt because you didn't get to bully your way through the legislative process like you and your ilk usually do. The people got involved for a change, one of the most American things one can do, and you people can do is cry like a bunch of babies.


The butthurt comes from shattering their fantasy that the majority of people are actually conservative. I'm a backwards thinking moron, so isn't everybody else too? What's wrong with these people, anhow?
 
2012-02-22 03:58:43 PM
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