“Koch Crisis” in Mad-City! Republican Senators Order Democratic Senators Arrested! All Will Do as the Koch Tool Walker bids at all costs! Obey! Obey! Obey Dictator Walker! “Resistance is Futile!”

It’s been another bi-polar fair weather day in Missouri. Cold front on the way to shove the springy warm sunnyshine on its way. Logged online this evening just in time to catch the breaking news that Republican Senators had ordered the arrest of the 14 Democratic Senators who have tossed a monkey wrench large enough and long enough into their nefarious Koch created “Budge Repair” agenda to raise the alarm among the Serfs of Wisconsin. I actually sat staring at my monitor in disbelief. Wow! What a hell of a story! I turned on my idiot box to see what PBS New Hour had to say on this latest development in the State of Cheese–and lo and behold there was Diane Woodruff  repeatedly mouthing Scott Walker’s misinformation regarding the collective bargaining rights of unions being responsible for the state’s budget problems as if it was gospel truth. Woodruff kept slinging the same bs at Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO without getting whatever bs she wanted out of him. Trumka knows the score and kept providing Woodruff with informed intelligent answers containing information the flustered Woodruff clearly was not prepared to hear or reply to as any investigative journalist worth a grain of salt would have.  Or perhaps she just really did not want to hear what Trumka had to say? I don’t know which it is–but I was seriously put out by Woodruff’s “insensibility” to the accuracy issues Trumka raised with his answers about public workers being paid less than their counterparts in the private sector. Oh and Richard Trumka made a point that ALL reporters seem to have forgotten–Public Employees PAY TAXES!  Who’d have thunk that based on the news coverage of the ilk of FOX News. (Just gotta love FOX’s palm trees in Madison video.) Yes, indeed, unionized public workers PAY TAXES. They pay a higher tax rate than the KOCH Brothers do.  Maybe Woodruff just hadn’t bothered to do any background digging on her own of the ilk done by Travis Smily in his recent interview of Mary Bell who laid it all on the hard line. Ten big points for Travis! Major Kudos to Mary Bell who responded to questions with clear, intelligent, well-informed, articulate answers. No wonder Dictator Scotty Walker hates the teachers in Wisconsin. When Mary Bell talks she makes sense. I’m sure Bell has all the goods on Walker’s fun and games in Milwaukee County that have resulted in LOTS of legal issues and LOTS of legal restitution to workers wrongly fired in that locale. Nothing to be proud of Mr. Walker–no siree. Oh, but you know what–NO mainstream news station has squeaked about Walker’s record in Milwaukee County. They’ve let him tout it –LOL–another GREAT story not being covered. LOL. OH but the downside would be all the sh*t that fan blows all over Rep. Gov. Walker–and we can’t have that, can we in the illusion creating world of corporate dictated media? Way too smelly for the nose of Judy Woodruff–and god forbid ABC’s Diane Swayer should get a whiff of it.  

Well–yes, Walker wants those 14 civilly disobedient Democratic Senators hauled back inside the capital building so that he can get his KOCH agenda underway. Koch Industries is losing all sorts of capital gains tax exclusions every day that they haven’t possession of the state’s energy works via their uncontested bids approved by Walker.

Now apparently there is some legal question about the right to actually arrest the 14 Dems.  This could work for Walker along the lines of his antics in Milwaukee County–which turned out to be illegal. Who knew?

 Straight from Madison, news of the Republican Senate Order for the arrest of the Democratic State Senators foiling Dictator Walker’s Koch Agenda: 

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_8d9ad090-45bd-11e0-bf68-001cc4c03286.html

FYI:

PRwatch, a project of the Center for Media and Democracy serves just “What Else Is In Walker’s Bill?”

http://www.prwatch.org/news/2011/02/10139/what-else-walkers-bill

And, simply because I could not resist–>

I sure hope those AWOL Senators have news media on speed dial for news coverage of WI Police hauling them back to Mad-City.  Best bets would be Reuters, AlJazeera English and Democracy Now! because other options have conflicts of interests it seems when it comes to mainstream journalism in America.

2 Comments

  1. artistatexit0 said,

    March 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I’ve read with interest all your latest posts and I have been trying to talk sense to the people around me. It’s been class warfare for awhile now. True investigative journalism is a lost art reserved now for documentary films after the fact and only “the choir” see those films anyway. Governor Walker…he’s coming to a state near you…soon.

    • March 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Al. Thanks for reading. As you’ve probably noticed I’ve tried to focus on a “little” per post instead of blasting everything at once that is important. I truly believe that unless people are informed about what life was like for the working classes BEFORE unions then they just don’t understand how much they can benefit people. Unions are not perfect because people aren’t perfect. But a united group of people can stand up to a Corporation a lot more effectively than one person at a time.
      As for investigative journalism in the US–yes, it’s a major farce. It’s as if the news coverage is mimicing celebrity game shows and entertainment gimicks for a public that’s being deliberately dumbed down–though what I’ve read about the psychology of Tea Party Folks–that’s an innate issue involving arrested ethical egocentric frozen development.
      Yes, class warfare is here. It’s been here. It will always be here. But it does NOT have to RULE us all. Unless we allow it to do so.
      Odd thing, this morning on the radio I actually heard Her Majesty Clinton say the same thing about the lacks of investigative reporting and real news. She even said that AlJazeera offered the real thing. LOL. Now that’s hoot and a half. Hmmm. I still think Emma Goldman would whip the tar out of her intellectually–and ethically.
      Peace, Al. Keep talking–if you can. It’s not easy but sometimes you hit the right button and the lights turn on. Unless Koch Industries and its peers gain total control of the “lights” literally and figuratively.
      Perhaps we should not expect any substance from corporate corrupted Journalism–because it’s doing precisely what the corporate CEOs desire–dumb down the public. Another reason to detroy public schools–to create an ingorant population that is easily manipulated and coerced into conformist behavior. SERFS.


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