In America, On the Brooklyn Bridge, the NYPD asserts itself with approx. 700 arrests of peaceful protestors.

And did this make YOUR evening NEWS? If not, ask why not.

It did get prompt headline coverage by the BBC, Reuters and Al Jazeera.

“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.

Walker Repairs WI Budget: Old Fitzgerald gets $105,000 + $90,000 pension while Gov. threatens layoff of WI teachers.

Stephen Fitzgerald has been appointed head of Wisconsin’s State Police to the salary tune of $105,000 complete with a pension of $90,000. Stephen Fitzgerald is no spring chicken. He  is near retirement age so he will be drawing that pension SOON.  Take note that Stephen Fitzgerald has two sons in the state capital: Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald AND Republican Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald.  Looks like good old pop Fitzgerald will be well off in his golden years thanks to his political connections. One Fitzgerald, two Fitzgerald, three Fitzgeralds all telling public workers to bite the dust regarding their pensions. Are there more Fitzgeralds soon to grace Wisconsin’s power players? Hmm? Any more Fitzgeralds catching golden rising stars soon?

One Fitz, two Fitz, three Fitz..more?! Is this an example of Republican family planning? Oh my, now there’s a dirty phrase for such guys–“family planning”–perish the thought!!! This is more like family values, right?

I have more to say on the scenario involving the situation in WI involving the Koch puppet Republican Gov. Walker, but I think I’ll let this political money bag play sink into your busy brainpans first. Got it? Walker has no money for public workers but pension funds aplenty for Fitzgerald Senior.  Perhaps this just shows how much Walker wants the protestors to go away and be SILENT. He’s not going to budge, but they damn  well ought to and he wants the WI State Police to “MAKE IT SO” for Scotty, Jeff and Scott.  

More  DN! coverage of WI Saturday protests at www.democracynow.org    I thought I was just having a tough “Google” day on Saturday, but no, it wasn’t me. There was NO mainstream media coverage of over 100,000 people protesting in Madison. Reuters had coverage. But that doesn’t count because they’re not AMERICAN media.  Btw, NO TEA PARTY counter protestors put in an appearance on Saturday. Actually, according to my sources, the Tea Party seems to have evaporated since answering Walker’s first kettle whistle.  

Oh IF it was me having a bad “Google” day, please do leave links to the news coverage of Saturday’s good times in Mad-City. Thank you!

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