SEXTING AND MARTIAL LAW  4:30 pm February 17, 2011

Runaway Wisconsin State Senator Wins Internet

by Jack Stuef

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Wisconsin’s State Senate Democrats are now officially hiding from police in a “secure location outside the Capitol.” So they must no longer be in the state, because when you think Wisconsin, you think danger. Anyway, this harrowing experience has not stopped State Senator Lena C. Taylor from winning the Internet today. Congratulations, Sen. Taylor! UPDATE: They’ve been located.

UPDATE:

Wisconsin state Democrats who refused to show up for a vote on Governor Walker’s budget repair bill have been located.

The lawmakers are in Rockford, Illinois at the Best Western Clock Tower Resort.

Ooh! What are they up to? Let’s look at this hotel’s website:

Enjoy a great family experience with 65,000 square feet of indoor water park fun at CoCo Key Water Resort and Key Quest Arcade. Day passes are available as well as overnight stay with water park pass packages.

Also at our resort is the SunDial Restaurant and the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. Visit www.tiltedkiltrockford.com for a list of events and specials at Rockford’s hottest new sports pub!

Getting drunk and floating around one of those “lazy river” things. Not only have Wisconsin Democrats won the Internet, they have won life.

[Facebook/TMJ4/Clock Tower Resort]

 
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Monsieur_Grumpe February 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Open invitation to all the Wisconsin congresspeople/refugees.

I’m on the other side of the Minnesota border. You can shack up with me. Plenty of good food and good beer. Hands off the wife and don’t fuck with the cats.

twoeightnine February 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Can I fuck the wife though?

Lascauxcaveman February 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

He said "hands off" but he didn't mention any other specific body parts, did he?

Monsieur_Grumpe February 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Let's not give her any ideas Caveman.
Mental note to self, buy flowers.

Rarian Rakista February 18, 2011 at 1:03 am

Electronics work better, than just install a tracking device in her iPhone.

Gratuitous World February 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

and if they drink it all, at least they'll be some place where you can get booze after 9pm.

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm

We have plenty of bars, here.

We do like our alcohol. But, in that, the Tavern League might be one of the more powerful special interests, in the country. So, after nine, hop to a bar.

Gratuitous World February 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

whoa whoa. i'm not disparaging any Wisconsinite's devotion to alocohol. just to be clear…

and i'll go to a bar, but would love to avoid Water St +/or the Kollege Klub unless that's where everyone is meeting. your call, ms. taylor.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Maybe you can help us overcome this embarrassment:
http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2011/02/19374

not that Dewey February 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm

New Mexico here, reporting for duty!

At first I thought I must have misread the numbers. 2.1 liters per year? I assumed they meant "per week". Fuckin Moldova is leaving us in the dust.

Rarian Rakista February 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

Yeah, but you have to drive to them or take a 10 mile long taxi ride.

FlipOffResearch February 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

They’re always welcome in Michigan. We’ve got a whole peninsula we hardly even use.

CookieGuggleman February 17, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Only a Republican would fuck a cat.

WunkRocker February 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

If it was a male cat and underage.

keepem_sikanpor February 18, 2011 at 3:12 am

I've never 100'ed someone before. It felt strange but good.

marionetta February 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Repugs will shut down innertoobs next.

Gratuitous World February 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

secure location = produce section

CessnaDriver February 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Won't find Hailey Barbour there!

trampndirtdown February 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Chris Christie walked through it once on the way to the bakery.

KenLayIsAlive February 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm

There was a shorter way, but he couldn't fit through any of the other aisles.

deelzebub February 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Bakery!?! That man doesn't eat baked goods. Have you seen his twelve chins? Chris Christopher Christopherson Christie eats Crisco and only Crisco.

prommie February 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I'd hit that. In fact, I am in love, officially, and forever.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm

It's very strange to see an (apparently) young and hot politician.

CapnFatback February 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Lena, a warning: if someone pokes you, don't poke back. IT'S A TRAP!

emmelemm February 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Hee. Laugh of the day!

MadBrahms February 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Jokes aside, Lena is actually pretty awesome. She's a former public defender and one of the few politicians in the state to actually stand the fuck up for her (largely black and poor) constituency.

Oh, and she lost to Scott Walker a few years back running for county exec. Then Walker trashed fucking everything and somehow was rewarded with higher office. God, that's irritating.

nounverb911 February 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm

The Peter Principle strikes again.

taylormattd February 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Any legislator who writes "brb" to herself on facebook is plain great, period.

Dashboard_Jesus February 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm

how the fuck did Wisconsin so quickly become NOT liberal? I always thought of it as a last refuge in 'Merka before headin' over the Canadian border but this shit is fucked up…when y'all un-elected one of the most decent and honorable (and honest) people in the whole fucking Congress- Russ Feingold- my first thought is Wisconsin (and the rest of us) are truly fucked!

the_onceler February 18, 2011 at 10:12 am

former Senator Joseph McCarthy (R – Wisconsin).

nounverb911 February 17, 2011 at 4:38 pm

The Berghoff in Chicago would be a good location.

littlebigdaddy February 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm

When did it reopen? Must've missed that. Yeah, they're prolly all just over the border in Waukegan.

imissopus February 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I think it reopened as some sort of scaled-down cafe, but the bar is gone and one of the Berghoff kids runs her catering business out of it, or something.

littlebigdaddy February 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

The Berghoff without the bar. Now, that's not change we can believe in!

imissopus February 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Don't quote me on it, but my brother was working there at the time it closed down and I think that's what he has since told me they have done with it.

fuflans February 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

i think it's been closed since like 2006.

except i've been in LA more than chi since 2006 so i don't really know.

so i just posted that.

mrpuma2u February 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Nah, ya gotta go with one of those sleazy little motels on Cicero avenue just north of Midway. They put the low in laying low.

The front desk staff will be confused if these nice WI folks did hide out there as they would be A: Not asking for hourly rates, and B: Looking several powers to the ten more normal/presentable then the usual clientele.

walstib February 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

98, 99, 100!!!

Look out, here come the Fitzgeralds!!

And Satan.

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Are there any mosks in Wisconsin? My guess is that's where the Muslim Brotherhood (the real leaders of this protest) is hiding them.

nounverb911 February 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

There's always that strange B'Hai building near Northwestern U.

WriteyWriterton February 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm

NU is not in Wisconsin. It just seems that way, because it's incredibly, uh, white?

OneDollarJuana February 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm

They're hiding crouched down behind the caliphate. Or was that the credenza?

genxr February 17, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I don't know what a credenza or a caliphate are, but they both sound scary!

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm

There's an Islamic Centre on 13th & Layton in Milwaukee… just up the street from the airport.

I always feel bad. I bet, since 9/11, the cops & FBI have been on it like flies on manure.

MsQuasimodo February 23, 2011 at 2:11 am

They could find the Sikh temples in Milwaukee – they always have homemade Indian food to feed the hungry and accept people of all faiths.

LionelHutzEsq February 17, 2011 at 4:39 pm

The Revolution will be Posted and Poked on Facebook!

OneDollarJuana February 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

And liked until it succeeds.

genxr February 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Commence throwing sheep.

trampndirtdown February 17, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Brava Madame.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Chicago is close to the border; Daley and likely successor Rahm should give the Wiscon Dems asylum.

Gratuitous World February 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm

This 'amnesty' might coincide nicely with Rahm's recent re-embrace of the DREAM ACT – just in time for hollow pandering

OkieDokieDog February 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Wisconsin is the new Egypt. Yay!

This happened back in like 2003 when the Texas Dems hid out in Oklahoma over redistricting.

CapnFatback February 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm

The only difference is one has the Pyramids, while the other has the Mars' Cheese Castle!

hagajim February 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm

This is the kind of shit that happens when you turn the inmates at the insane asylum loose. I hope you cheeseheads are having a great time with this bunch of loons.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I'm surprised that the Wisconsites even knew this was going on to protest, but figured they were still drunk and celebrating the Packers' win.

GOPCrusher February 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Think they are past that. It's almost time for the smelt run!

abelilnkinverb February 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Dude that's low. The gov actually tried to sneak this through but the Madison paper has done a awesome job reporting on it starting last Friday. There wasn't even going to be a hearing and instead there was a 17 hour one.

V572625694 February 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Run, Lena, run!

Oh, right, that was Lola.

Radiotherapy February 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

V, I loVed Run, Lola, Run
And wouldn't you know it wasn't even a top 200 movie…. of 1999.

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Or, in Wisconsin, Bambi.

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Dirty cop is (not quite so) dirty (as other cops).

Laurie Bembenek was no hero.

petehammer February 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Remember when Tom DeLay did this (had police looking for Dems as they left the state)? Boy, that was something. Whatever happened to that guy? Hopefully Walker's career follows the same brilliant arc.

snoopyfan2010 February 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Ugh! Is he in jail yet?

Barbara_i February 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Has anyone thought of yelling, "Olly olly oxen free!" I lost my cat once and she came running when she heard the sound of the can opener, I'm just saying….

Lascauxcaveman February 17, 2011 at 6:56 pm

In my house, we have what we refer to as "The Tuna Call" (just a really loud, high pitched "Heeeeeeeeere kittykittykittykittykitty!!!") that I do whenever I'm opening a can of tuna.

Works great whenever I need to find a cat, whether or not I actually have any tuna.

owhatever February 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Governor Walker ordered the police to go to Lena's internet address and arrest her.

slithytoves February 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm

So they must no longer be in the state, because when you think Wisconsin, you think danger

Having lived just blocks from Jeffrey Dahmer in Milwaukee, yes, yes I do.

PublicLuxury February 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Every body has their own tastes.

SayItWithWookies February 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm

It also appears this alleged budget shortfall is the work of the governor himself:

Furthermore, this broadside comes less than a month after the state's fiscal bureau — the Wisconsin equivalent of the Congressional Budget Office — concluded that Wisconsin isn't even in need of austerity measures, and could conclude the fiscal year with a surplus. In fact, they say that the current budget shortfall is a direct result of tax cut policies Walker enacted in his first days in office.

GayInMaine February 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Give to the rich, take from the working class.

Oops…I mean…USA! USA!

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Remember, it's not class warfare when the wealth gets redistributed to the obscenely rich.

elviouslyqueer February 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Obvious lies, this. And that's "Job Destroying surplus" to you, Wooks.

GOPCrusher February 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Despite the budget shortfall in Iowa, the Republiklans in the Iowa House passed a 20% income tax cut yesterday and sent the bill to the Democratic controlled Senate. No debate has occurred on spending cuts as of yet, but, by Gawd, we got us some tax cuts.

jim89048 February 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Ahnuld did the same thing in Colliefournya with vehicle license fees. The resulting budget shortfall was reason enough for him to go after state employees, but he was up against Democratic majorities in the senate and legislature. Not that they helped us much.

DashboardBuddha February 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Walker is a douchebag, no argument. On the other hand, you almost have to admire that kind of bald faced, grasping evil.

Dudleydidwrong February 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm

No admiration here. That's guy's a pile of steaming feces. Let him grasp himself. It would give him something to play with rather than with people's lives.

DashboardBuddha February 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Well, there will always be tyrants…best to watch how they act so the better to bring them down.

I forget who said it but, "The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise".

caitifty February 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Variously attributed to Proudhon, Bakunin, Max Stirner, James Connolly, James Larkin.. So one of the more prominent late C19 anarchists..

Dashboard_Jesus February 18, 2011 at 12:19 am

no, no you don't…

Asa_Hawks February 18, 2011 at 10:20 am

That…That is just outstanding. I am hypnotized by how stupid and unnecessary all of this is.

nounverb911 February 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Old Milwaukee

weejee February 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Big Cat malt liqueur

Extemporanus February 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

…aka "Old Mud".

TRUE STORY: My junior year homecoming float had a big banner on it which read "We'll BLATZ the SCHLITZ outta 'em before MILLER time!", and featured some dudes in beer can costumes just cold givin' a drunken beatdown to a hapless freshman done-up like the opposing team's mascot.

Lascauxcaveman February 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

That is chock full of awesome.

neiltheblaze February 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Funny, when I think of Wisconsin, I think of cute little moo cows. My paradigm has just plumb shifted off its axis now.

V572625694 February 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

It all went bad when they started fertilizing lawns with Milorganite, which is dried sludge from Milwaukee's sewage treatment plant.

Jerri February 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

At 3:36, Matt Lauer gets to experience the joy that is Milorganite: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/18926195/ns/today-t

(I remember seeing it live, and remember it being much funnier than it actually is, but I looked it up so I'm posting it anyway).

OzoneTom February 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Mmmm, post-consumer cheese by-products.

neiltheblaze February 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Soylent cheese

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

They were selling Milorganite when I was a kid 55 years ago. I believe it was actually a modest source of revenue for the city.

Extemporanus February 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

One could even say that your cow paradigm…

*removes cheesehead*

…has been tipped.

YEEEAAAHHHH!!!

zhubajie February 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Cows are not cute.

Lascauxcaveman February 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Are too. From a distance. Upwind.

neiltheblaze February 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I prefer pictures, personally.

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm

A substantial distance.

zhubajie February 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm

You've never been kicked by a cow, I gather.

snoopyfan2010 February 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

So, stop eating dairy, I heard it causes acne and the crazies.

neiltheblaze February 17, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Well, it does – but at least I outgrew the acne.

baconzgood February 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Hooooorrrraaaayyyy! What a novel concept, politicians that "Care" about what happens to people and are willing to take a stand. By stand I mean cutting out of the state…Still, it's a start right?

Guppy06 February 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

If I were them, I'd be in Canada by now.

bflrtsplk February 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Hey, if they head north of the border, they can stay with us. Nobody here speaks English, so they can just say they don't understand if someone thinks they're going to come for them.

elviouslyqueer February 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

MGD or GTFO.

WhatTheHeck February 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Hey Dems, Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Why, just make your way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Dudleydidwrong February 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Hell, let 'em feel safe where I am now–in Key West. Every one could hide here except that Republican sack of shit who started this charade.

weejee February 17, 2011 at 4:59 pm

The Underground Railroad in action again.

Rorgg February 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I-90 goes underground?!

weejee February 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

It does in C'Addle

SexySmurf February 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Heineken, fuck that shit.

WriteyWriterton February 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Point.

qwerty42 February 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm

The Indian Maiden

OneDollarJuana February 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

IPA

GayInMaine February 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm

"Hey Senate Dems, you just stood up for working people! What are you going to do now?" "We're going to…um…Rockford, I guess."

SmutBoffin February 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

The soundtrack to the Sconnie Rebellion of '11 will be by Rockford's own CHEAP TRICK.

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

But NO Surrender.

SmutBoffin February 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

"Best Western Clock Tower Resort"?

Why not the Don Q Inn?

Maman February 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Cuz you can't see it from the Interstate?

MsQuasimodo February 23, 2011 at 2:19 am

You can see it from the interstate – 90 or 94, I have already forgotten, straight up from Chicago. The time on the clock is always wrong.

MsQuasimodo February 23, 2011 at 2:19 am

I've been to that place. The vanGelder bus from Chicago to Madison stops there. I take it when I fly in to visit my daughter across the WI border several times/year. Rockford was hard hit by the closure of auto plants and the recession – I think 25% unemployment rate. The entire Rock county is flat dull and boring; I never thought it would be getting so much attention. Pretty working to middle class, few rich people. They could probably use the publicity and business coming from this.

DerrickWildcat February 17, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Well, they've been there a few hours now. I'm guessing they are going to start drawing straws any minute now to determine who gets eaten first.

Trinket February 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm

So when are the Wisconsin State Police gonna go round them up?

Maman February 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Has one state invaded another since the Civil War?

HistoriCat February 18, 2011 at 9:53 am

I don't think there's been any actual invading but I vaguely recall one Western state governor wanted to call up the state's National Guard forces during a water dispute.

Helpful hint – Googling "western state water wars" leads to a nice assortment of crackpot conspiracy theorists. Enter at your brain's risk.

DoktorZoom February 18, 2011 at 11:31 am

Whiskey's for drinkin'. Water's for fightin'.

badseeds February 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Rockford? That's a Cheap Trick.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Walker can't send the state troopers after them, but will be sending the Dream Police instead.

Dashboard_Jesus February 18, 2011 at 12:27 am

oh darn, shoulda looked at replies first?!

Dashboard_Jesus February 18, 2011 at 12:26 am

maybe they should Surrender to the Dream Police? (who knew these guys were stiil playin'/ alive?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etb39fds4m4

SorosBot February 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

But don't give yourself away, awa-ay. AWAY.
(Mommie's all right, Daddy's all right, they just seem a little weird).

PublicLuxury February 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Break out the beer and the brats and don't forget the onions and peppers.

Troubledog February 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Gawd I love those big indoor water parks.

fuflans February 17, 2011 at 6:19 pm

i did a show out in rockford a couple years back – lived there the better part of three months. that clock tower was seriously awesome.

not much else was tho. sad, depressed run-down rustbelt town.

sati_demise February 17, 2011 at 11:33 pm

too much chlorine.

GOPCrusher February 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Schmidt. The brew that grew with the Great Northwest.

UW8316154 February 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Ah yes, "Animal Beer" from my college days!

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm

The beer that made Milfamie walk us.

LiveToServeYa February 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Today, 'Remember the Alamo'; tomorrow, 'Remember the Rockford Best Western Clock Tower Resort'.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm

And hey, these guys are fighting to protect workers rather than to protect the "right" to own black people as slave.

seppdecker February 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Love the TV's Frank avatar and quote. Thanks for adding an extra smile atop an awesome story about When Dems Fight Back

LiveToServeYa February 18, 2011 at 8:46 am

Thanks! Well, the great thing about Second-Banana Heaven is that it's full of almost-stars.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm

At precisely 10:04 PM on November 12, 1955, the clock tower was struck by lightning.

Rarian Rakista February 18, 2011 at 1:06 am

Wisconsin has time travel capabilities?

emmelemm February 17, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Tilted Kilt Pub? Really?

Actually, that sounds awesome. And cheeky.

littlebigdaddy February 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm

The Tilted Kilt is fun–sort of like a Hooters for people who like good beer and food, as opposed to, say, Hooters.

emmelemm February 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Holy tits on a plaid cracker! I had no idea this was some sort of Hooters-esque chain! I am not from ze Midwest-y fly-overy land and have never heard of this. I imagined it as some sort of charming one-off "pub", with dudes in kilts.

Then I went to the website.

Lascauxcaveman February 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I'm offended by your enthusiasm for such gross objectification of women and by the fact I didn't think of cashing in on it first.

littlebigdaddy February 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I won't defend their business model, but it seems on the whole a lot more pleasant and less depressingly tacky than Hooters.

AddHomonym February 18, 2011 at 1:31 am

More ballsy than cheeky.

CapnFatback February 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Smart move, picking a hotel with a Titled Kilt restaurant in it. No Republican would voluntarily go into an eatery where the waitstaff was a group of scantily-clad women.

x111e7thst February 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm

A misunderestimation of what was meant by "water sports" might bring them running though.

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Reince Priebus already has a beard, so you're right.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

It's Old Style in the Midwest, or at least Chicago; no PBR to be found there.

AddHomonym February 18, 2011 at 1:20 am

And ya hafta say "Old Stye-ell" or else the vendors at Wrigley won't know whut the heck yer aeskin fer.

metamarcisf February 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I'd like to send twenty kegs of Old Milwaukee to the Best Western Clock Tower Resort. And a barrel of ether. A couple of pounds of Thai sticks, and a statue of Vince Lombardi made of Lebanese hash. Send the bill to: Louie Gohmert, Adult Bookstore Motel, Austin, TX

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Fear & Loathing over Lost Union Wages.

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Sounds like big trouble. The Wisconsin Democrats are going to need plenty of legal advice before this thing is over. As an attorney, I advise them to rent several very fast cars with no tops. And they'll need the cocaine. Tape recorders for special music. Acapulco shirts. Get the hell out of Madison for at least 48 hours…naturally I'm going to have to go with them. And we're going to have to arm ourselves… to the teeth!

ogradybt February 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm

The Dells does have the better water parks! Plus a go-kart police chase would be amazing local news footage.

Maman February 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Did they ever re-build Lake Delton after it broke?

Bonzos_Bed_Time February 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Today we are all Wisconsin Democratic legislators.

littlebigdaddy February 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I wish…but I ain't got no water park or Tilted Kilt!

OneDollarJuana February 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Oh, are you in Illinois, too?

littlebigdaddy February 17, 2011 at 7:29 pm

No, but there's one in Denver.

sportshort February 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm

"…and the jailer man, and sailor Sam…will search forever more…for..the…Dems on the run….Dems on the run….Dems on the run….Dems on the run….."

MiniMencken February 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

"Watersports." Heh, heh, heh.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm

The best watersports used to take place at Gitmo, till a buncha wimpy leftists complained.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Objecting to torture, one of the most evil things that can be done and which no people with even a fraction of a conscience can support, is "wimpy". Thanks for confirming how completely vile you people are again!

glamourdammerung February 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Torture falls under "government overreach" to most folks.

But then, logical consistency is not a strong point of the Breitard "crowd".

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm

If sorosBot stops quickly, does your nose stick in his ass? You seem to follow him quite closely.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm

A little rough bath isn't torture. But then, being as how you guys are touchy-feely leftists, you probably got a lot of wedgies in school, so your benchmark for what constitutes torture is quite low.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Waterboarding, which we prosecuted Japanese soldiers as war criminal torturers for after WWII, is "a little rough bath"? Tell me, what is it like living through life as a sociopath?

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I suppose it might be worth mentioning Matthew Alexander here. You might remember him–the US Air Force interrogator who managed to gain intelligence from al qaeda operatives in Iraq, developing the leads that allowed the military (we support them, remember?) to track down and kill Abu Mussab Al Zarqawi. Using the same interrogation techniques that any good police interrogator uses, his team had remarkable success getting information without torture. I'd love to see our Internet Tough Guy call Alexander wimpy to his face.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Is he a wanketter? I kinda doubt it. But I bet the wimpy al qaeda operative who caved would have fit right in here with you guys.

glamourdammerung February 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Funny how basic logic and facts make the Breitard go into meltdown.

Well, it would be funny if it was not quite like picking on the handicapped.

Sharkey February 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm

83 people like this????

exmartinette February 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Shit, if you want to hide from the Wisconsin GOP, just go to a library.

MadBrahms February 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Well, if you can get into one before they close them down / fire all the librarians, anyway.

littlebigdaddy February 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

And stay out of men's rooms.

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Rep. Sensenbrenner (Asshat-Menomonee Falls) (I think) did one of this immigrant-bashing sessions at the library in my hometown. I was tempted to go, but I had to work at my second job.

(That's right: I'm a lazy Democrat Sozialisms with two jobs.)

exmartinette February 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

There's a library in Menomonee Falls?

Rarian Rakista February 18, 2011 at 1:08 am

We should never told the cheese heads about the printing press and movable type.

metamarcisf February 17, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Vamanos al biblioteca!

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 11:04 pm

El yoyo es grande! No me gusta!

imissopus February 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Senor? Mi casa su casa?

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

-Michele, Anne, vous travaillez?
-Euh, non, nous regardons la television. Pourquoi?
-Les Duponts arrivent dans une heure.
-S’il te plait Maman, encore cinq minutes.
-Pas de question, il y’a beaucoup a faire.
-Mais nous manquons toujours la fin.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Donde, está, la biblioteca. Me llamo T-Bone La araña discoteca.
Discoteca, muñeca, La biblioteca Está en bigotes grandes, el perro, manteca.
Manteca, bigotes, gigante, pequeño la cabeza es nieve, cerveza es bueno.
Buenos Dias, me gusta papas frías, los bigotes de la cabra Es Cameron Diaz.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_61L9HpeDE

ginrevolution February 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I heard from a credible source they are being hosted by the only socialist team in the national football league.

kissawookiee February 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

PleasepleasePLEASE let this somehow culminate in a car chase on Lower Wacker Drive.

littlebigdaddy February 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Which reminds me of a great line: I hate Illinois Nazis. And cheesehead ones too.

Barrelhse February 17, 2011 at 9:37 pm

YES!! Like Midtown Madness!

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Hi, this is car um… (to Officer Mount)… What number are we?

Five-five.

(to radio) Car 55. Um… we're in a truck!

kissawookiee February 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I hear the Tilted Kilt makes a mean Orange Whip.

Numbat_Dundee February 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I'm waiting for the Tea Baggers to ride through Madison on camels attempting to whip the demonstrators. Finding camels in Wisconsin could be hard; finding camels strong enough to hold Tea Baggers may be impossible..

ginrevolution February 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

there could very well be a market niche for over-size people robo-camels, i'm just saying, if insert syllable- mart isn't already on this shit some one should be.

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Baraboo, baby.

Rarian Rakista February 18, 2011 at 1:09 am

3 hump camels?

littlebigdaddy February 18, 2011 at 1:42 am

You're not thinking of camels, you're thinking of Rascals!

trampndirtdown February 17, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Anchor Steam

ginrevolution February 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm

edit: being hosted at the Best Western Clock Tower resort BY THE ONLY SOCIALIST FOOTBALL TEAM in the NFL.

ginrevolution February 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Wisco breeds socialism, just look at the packers- THE ONLY SOCIALIST TEAM IN THE NFL.

fuflans February 17, 2011 at 6:25 pm

you rock on lena.

though i am afraid this is a lost cause (he's threatening to fire state workers now).

thanks so much baggers. now we have to fight the 1820s, 1870s, 1930s, 1950s, etc. all over again.

Radiotherapy February 17, 2011 at 6:28 pm

O/T, and none of you union-loving commies probably even care, but I broke 100 today.
Now, a lot of you know i am totally anti-metrics. metamarcisf is one of my Wonkette™ fucking heroes because of their awesome "p" value — as well as the usual wit and insight they bring. In fact, I would rather have Bryan Fischer lecture to me about American history than worry about a petty, gamed, manipulative system of measuring one's worth. But, a threshold is a threshold, and 100 is a round number.
So anyone who has ever fisted me up, or read my pathetic attempts at bringing it Wonkette™ style, a wholehearted thanks to y'all.
And since I'm in a sentimental mode; where is elpinche?

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming….
Fuck these bastards,
Solidarity with labor,
Stand with the teachers,
And those who do the work,
Less disparity in wages,
Expose the fraud.

Sharkey February 17, 2011 at 7:15 pm

OK, you're officially broke and what again?

A wholehearted thanks to you too.

Radiotherapy February 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Cue the over-the-top dramatic music….
I'll palm a chicken heart, wrap my hand in Canadian bacon, dip it in a Reese's® chocolate melt laced with Woodford Reserve™ bourbon and fist you up my friend…but I'm really thinking about the chick in the video.

user-of-owls February 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Oh you silly goober, in all likelihood the simple fact of announcing your breakthrough will clip you back to a sub-three figure pee. But hoping and assuming not, mis saludos fraternales y amistosos a ti, mi compa!

Radiotherapy February 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Donde hay búhos, hay sabiduría.
Donde esta elpinche?

El Pinche February 18, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Aqui estoy ahora! Los Replitardos a la CHINGADA!!!

HurricaneAli February 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I up-fist you even though you called me a troll last week. Shine on you crazy diamond.

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Hey, he took it back when I called him on it, instead of doubling down like certain assclowns who blog for the AFA…

HurricaneAli February 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Yer right, and Radio is a 100 p'er so I bow to his pee-itudeness.

Radiotherapy February 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Beat me to it Dok. I'm an apologetic,verbose drunk, but you said it better.
The AFA assclowns are beyond any subtle or reasoned discourse. The recent rapacious, insult to our Native American fellow human beings — and the pathetic retraction — just proved that.

Radiotherapy February 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I'm an apologetic drunk…. I'm sorry.
I got plenty of downfisting for that episode — I deserved it.
But actually it highlights the difference between us and the Breifarters: contrition is possible here. If you went over there and said, well, Palin is not worthy of public office. They would be all over you like orangey tobacco odor on Boner and never forgive or try to reason.
Funny, the first night here, like two years ago, elpinche misread my sarcasm and went all over me. He subsequently showed remorse and apologized. That from a guy who took contempt of teabaggery to a higher level. I miss him.
Heretofore, you've got my fist up, and more importantly, my respect.

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

OK, knock it off, or we're gonna have to start a drum circle, hug, and then cry manly tears. From there, it's just a short step to Speedos, grinding, and wriggling in poo.

EDIT: Actually, come to think of it, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

sati_demise February 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm

wtf have they done with elpinche?

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Slappypaddy too. It's disturbing when regular commenters disappear.

mrblifil February 18, 2011 at 1:34 am

Cut off his p-ness?

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Congratulations, and welcome to the Meaningless Threshold-Crossers' Club. I look forward to attending your Pee-Mitzah and giving you a pen. Today you are a Truknutz.

transfatz February 18, 2011 at 4:13 am

Congrats! May your pee continue to rise to barrel proof.

SudsMcKenzie February 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I'll be down there tonight, my school teacher sister wants to see Ed *shudder*.

Radiotherapy February 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Go Suds!!1!
We all support Special Ed.

Negropolis February 18, 2011 at 2:58 am

Ed can be overbearing, but on this one, he's asbolutely on fire and totally within his element.

Radiotherapy February 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

They should have had three episodes wherein the slightest change in the symptomatology changes the whole diagnosis and House's frantic investigation.

genxr February 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

can has quorum?
no! u no can has!
o noes!
lol
kthxbai

ALIVE! February 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm

All your quorum are belong to us.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Awesome:
http://www.bargainingforbenefits.com/?p=513

"Yesterday the police were present and amiable, but mostly seemed concerned with doing their duty of maintaining public safety. Today they joined with the firemen–who you may recall are also spared the draconian measures in store for nearly all other public employees under Scott Walker’s budget repair bill–and actively protested against the measure.

But what I found even more impressive is that the officers in uniform–the ones on active duty–were also chanting and waving their fists right along with the rest of us! Upon witnessing that, I felt like we had turned a corner. The bill may yet pass (with an outside chance that it will not), but if all the unions that Scott Walker threw bones to were turning against him, too…. Well, I can’t help believing that whatever it is that Walker and his ilk hope to gain from passage of this bill cannot last for long."

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm

The Milwaukee Cops will hold out. I have no doubt of that. & the suburban blue will be hit & miss.

But — if the rest of the state, which is all that matters (to be honest: an even marginally-credible Dem from outside the Metro area would have beaten Walker; such is the antipathy for the City), turns against, it's dunzo.

politics_nerd February 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm

baahahahahahahahahahahahahahayea.

SuperMargie February 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

"She's in the internets! Arrest her!!!"

SvenGolli February 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Actually, the Rockford Clock Tower is a hoax location.

Anyone who has ever visited Wisconsin knows they are laying low at the Safe House (http://www.safe-house.com/)!

Uff-DA!

Soylent Green February 17, 2011 at 7:38 pm

who was that guy – tea baggers talk about him all the time. Dictator…had the army and militias roundup politicians. Jackboot the prolotariet…

trampndirtdown February 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Obama?

imissopus February 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Reagan?

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Augustus Caesar?

jakegittes February 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Pinochet?

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Pinocchio?

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Gepetto Corrigan

genxr February 17, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Rufus T. Firefly of Freedonia?

HistoriCat February 18, 2011 at 10:04 am

Hosni Mubarak. It's only been a week, you can't have forgotten already!

carlgt1 February 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

It makes sense Wisconsin would rise up and fight the teabaggers. Wisconsin has proved socialism works well for the Green Pay Packers; maybe it's time to try it out in the rest of the state!

Dudleydidwrong February 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Yeah, but ya gotta remember that they voted for the dumb-ass tea baggin' Rethuglican in the first place. Maybe the voters will come to their senses, after enough cheese and beer. But this really frightens me. We are seemingly heading back to the 1920s, if not the 1890s with these troglodytes.

finallyhappy February 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Rockford- for the first three years that my kid went to Beloit, I had to go to Rockford for a latte(it was closer than Madison)- also some guy was going to blow up some strip malll in Rockford during those years-but he was trying buy his explosives from an FBI agent. And in fact, Rockford seemed mostly to be strip malls and motels and now the hideaway for Dem legislators.

sati_demise February 17, 2011 at 11:40 pm

build it and they will come. obvsly.

VinnyThePooh February 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Air transportation courtesy of Truman Sparks.

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Well, this is a little bit more like the Wisconsin I remember from my youth, but how did you guys transform into such a red state in one freaking election? I mean, okay, Waukesha, but still.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm

//// "….. because when you think Wisconsin, you think danger." ////

I think of dairy products, it is the Dairy State, after all.

Time to put the pictures of the spoiled little brat runaway dimocrats on milk cartons.

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm

No, there are no spoiled brats in Wisconsin, only tasty ones.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

No, I meant "brat", like in a spoiled child, and not a bratwurst, so you misunderstand. Unless….. hey, you're not related to Jeffery Dahmer, are you?

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

You are mistaken; most of the spoiled brat libertarians are members of the Republican Party. not the Democratic Party.

glamourdammerung February 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Funny how they went from hoping they could "get in on the fun" chasing legislators and wishing for blatantly illegal, Mubarak-style tactics on the protesters to impotent crying here about "brats".

ShaveTheWhales February 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm

And I remain incensed about this brat libel. Wisconsin is not, admittedly, a hotbed of haute cuisine, but they make some damn good brats.

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Mmmm…beer and a brat.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Who's crying, glummy? I think it's funny as hell. : )

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Gees, how many times do I have to reminded you that all political parties in this country use the democratic process? "Democratic" is an adjective. The Republican Party is a "democratic" party. Progs can call it whatever they want, but it's a party of democrats, not democratics. Democrat party, kiss my ass.

Oblios_Cap February 18, 2011 at 8:17 am

Hookworm-infested Poopyhead.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Tell me, why do you support the fascists?

UW8316154 February 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm

You're dull. Jesus Christ, I just want Neilist back.

ShaveTheWhales February 18, 2011 at 12:51 am

There have always been trolls who were far more boring than Neilist. It's kind of a service charge on your intellect for using the toobz.

Tommmcatt February 17, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Nah, Sierra Nevada, my most excellent hometown brew.

Barrelhse February 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm

100. Jesus, you're pretty fuckin' old to be hanging around here. SHOULD I SPEAK UP?

mereoblivion February 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Schlitz on the governor! Time to stop letting that brat have his whey! He's gone way pabst all reason and we need to blatz him, pronto!

ShaveTheWhales February 18, 2011 at 12:55 am

Revolution in Curdistan!!!!1!!one!!

rocktonsam February 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I drove 20 miles to Madison to see what I thought was a Green Bay Packer rally and I get Ed somebody.

Madison teevee rolls across the screen school closings for tomorrow like they are snow days, staff has called in sick or something.

Keep fighting youse guys.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Alright, wanketters, gotta run. When LoserofAls starts his "poopyhead" routine, you know that what little intelligence there is on this site has been drained for the time being, but don't worry, brothers and sisters, I'll be back in a few days. : )

glamourdammerung February 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm

It should not require a few days to get your next set of talking points to spam in this thread a few days from now unless Little Andy needs some time to make something else up.

deelzebub February 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Get bent, have you "best healthcare in the world" HMO deny treatment because you didn't declare your pre-existing bent condition, and die, motherfucker.

sati_demise February 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm

F.u.c.k. U
dumb motherfucker

Radiotherapy February 18, 2011 at 2:34 am

Don't let your daddy's herpes infested dick hit you (again) on the way out. Poopyhead.

metamarcisf February 17, 2011 at 10:51 pm

When you're out of Schlitz, you're fucking out of beer. Am I the only one who gets it?

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Or as Ed Abbey put it, when you're out of Schlitz, you're out of Schlitz.

Silversmith February 17, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I always understood that slogan to mean that when you're out of beer, there's always Rolling Rock.

ShaveTheWhales February 18, 2011 at 12:56 am

Wait, is this related to Coors and sex in a canoe?

Beanball February 20, 2011 at 5:31 am

No no no.

It's "When your down to Schlitz, you're out of beer."

/s/
Ex-Chicagoan

imissopus February 17, 2011 at 10:58 pm

This came up on a thread that was getting trolled a couple of weeks ago and I'd like to resurrect it: let's replace the appellation "poopyhead" with "dumb motherfucker." The vulgarity gives it an extra kick and it plays down to the stereotype of us libs being a bunch of nasty name-callers, which I always appreciate.

I personally have a rule about not responding to anything di da the dog boy says, but I understand some will feel the need to say something. So, again, "dumb motherfucker" and move on.

emmelemm February 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Also, just to note: do not reply directly to the troll. Even if you downfist them, posting a reply to their comment ups their "p". They feed on hate.

EDIT: What I mean is, feel free to downfist them, but do not post replies directly to their posts, as that increases their p-tude. They feed on hate.

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Sorry; I feel a need to try and combat the trolls with reason and logic, two things they are unable to understand.

ShaveTheWhales February 18, 2011 at 12:57 am

I just felt a need to respond with a stupid pun about "brats", which he totally missed.

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm

You smart motherfucker!

Oblios_Cap February 18, 2011 at 8:43 am

That makes him an evil elitist!

user-of-owls February 18, 2011 at 12:31 am

Just to be clear, I don't believe it's ever been much of an "us" so much as a "me" that's used the appellation and it's one that I lay claim to having initiated. I did so quite a while back for a simple reason: I thought (and history bore me out) that dreadful boors who wanted to get a rise by making fart noises would eventually tire if no rise was forthcoming. Also, "poopyhead" seemed the appropriate level with which to address such prepubescents. Frankly, if I was confronted with an annoying 5-year old, I wouldn't bother calling them a motherfucker as they'd likely be either too dim or too titillated to stop with the armpit farts. But that's just my approach.

One upside: I got a wicked funny nickname now. LoserofAls! If that just doesn't make you roll on the floor with its devastating, Swiftian wit, well I don't know what will.

ShaveTheWhales February 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

You know, your new nickname, courtesy of diddley-al, is almost clever. except for the part where it doesn't make any fucking sense.

It has a certain amount of rhythm, but have you, in fact, lost any Als recently? And what would that mean.

Shit, I could call you boozer-of-towels, but I'd be embarrassed to be so stupid.

Generally, I just ignore the motherfuckers, but I couldn't resist "brats".

Lascauxcaveman February 18, 2011 at 1:19 am

I like to think of him as HoosierOfVowels, but only because I thought he was a speech therapist from Indianapolis.

Oblios_Cap February 18, 2011 at 8:47 am

If you call him al-diddley, he'll probably think you're making a comment of his muslim-i-tude. I think he's really Ted Haggard coming by here after his meth fueled "masturbation" sessions with his male hooker.

imissopus February 18, 2011 at 2:09 am

Aw, you can still use poopyhead, little camper. I'm an unrepentant vulgarian, it's kind of my thing. It's fine on chatboards, didn't go over so well at my Bar Mitzvah.

transfatz February 18, 2011 at 4:26 am

Poopyhead™.

SudsMcKenzie February 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Just back from the Capital Square. Very cool scene. LOTs of parents with their kids. Not a scooter in sight. Whatever you see of the crowds outside the Capital, its inside the Capital building where its intense. Its packed, lots of people from out of state, completely peaceful, mostly a suburban crowd. Teachers are off Friday so it should get bigger. And it was really nice to have Ed here.

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Just watch out for the club-wielding thugs on camels…

SudsMcKenzie February 18, 2011 at 12:13 am

I was thinking about that, I watched that live the morning it happened. It reminded me of the end of Blazing Saddles.

QwertyToo February 18, 2011 at 8:35 am

Wanker is loving it because having all those people there is cutting down the capitol heating bill.

fuflans February 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm

npr is making it sound like WI is going to invade IL to get their lawmakers back.

can they do that?

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup!

FlipOffResearch February 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm

I think that would be kidnapping.

emmelemm February 18, 2011 at 2:19 am

Interstate kidnapping, federal charges, FBI involved, etc. etc.?

I don't know; I just watch a lot of TV.

horsedreamer_1 February 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

Toledo War re-enactment! We will annex Galena!

metamarcisf February 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Just an observation, tonight here at 9:36 pm rocky mountain time: with well over 260 responses, we are truly more popular than Christianity.

FlipOffResearch February 17, 2011 at 11:39 pm

They’re always welcome in Michigan. We’ve got a whole peninsula we hardly even use.

Negropolis February 18, 2011 at 3:12 am

lol

I made that joke in some other thread. I'm sure the Yoopers wouldn't mind company. It gets lonely up there during the winter.

QwertyToo February 18, 2011 at 9:22 am

I believe that peninsula of which you speak was originally part of Wisconsin Territory

Chet Kincaid February 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

Viva Balkanization! Apply Second Amendment remedies to all the old territorial claims! I would love to see the NFC North States devolve into Civil War and raiding parties for beer, brats, fireworks, corn and dairy products. Cheeseheads, you had your shot at land-grabbing Chicago two centuries ago; now you'll have to pry it from Rahm's cold, dead hands!

Negropolis February 18, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Yep, we got it for ceding Toledo to those filthy Ohioans.

DoktorZoom February 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm

OT as anything, but here's a nice story about a one-woman play that's doing for Molly Ivins what Hal Holbrook did for Mark Twain.

SorosBot February 18, 2011 at 12:02 am

This is more appropriate to the situations in Egypt/Yemen/Libya/Iran/Jordan/UAE/Bahrain, but certainly does apply to Wisconsin as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VR1bOha40U

metamarcisf February 18, 2011 at 12:10 am

When do we get to buy the new "Huckleberry Finn" audiobook with vocal performance by AM radio has-been Dr. Laura Schlessinger? I've got a gift card for Borders…

Guppy06 February 18, 2011 at 1:25 am

Les Miserables? Yeah… I don't recall things working out all that well there…

zhubajie February 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

The most subversive parts of Huckleberry Finn are not the dialect or the "dirty" words but the message to reject conventional morality. It's most explicit when he refuses to turn in his pal Jim, the runaway slave.

HistoriCat February 18, 2011 at 10:12 am

It's the thing which moves Huckleberry Finn out of "good book" territory into "great book" territory.

fuflans February 18, 2011 at 12:43 am

so completely ot but i just saw some random headline about some scott brown pleading guilty to incest and IMMEDIATELY – well you know.

so it turns out it's some dude / band ('quintet') / family / people i've never hear of but i see the picture of dude and family and immediately leap to:

utah (check)
texas (check)
mormon (check)
home-schooled (check)

now i think i am a terrible terrible person and i am looking to wonkette for absolution.

ShaveTheWhales February 18, 2011 at 1:10 am

No. Brown paterfamiias is the terrible terrible person here. What I found most moving about this story is that the daughters, now in their thirties, "cooperated" with the investigators. So this shit was so bad that they were still actively pissed off after twenty years or so. Fuck this guy.

DrunkIrishman February 18, 2011 at 12:50 am

I bet somehow the state of Wisconsin will blame this on Brett Favre.

abelilnkinverb February 18, 2011 at 1:08 am

Well Mubarak was the Farve of political leaders, and supposedly these protests are drawing inspiration from Cairo… fuck I'm starting to sound like Beck… I need a chalkboard!

abelilnkinverb February 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

Today we are all Rockforians, er Rockfordites, or whatever the hell you call people who live in Rockford.

DDDintensified February 18, 2011 at 1:14 am

I think we're all Rockfordphiles :)

ps I rarely ever post and have over 100 p. I never really understood what they mean or why I got them, but I feel happy to have them now

Pragmatist2 February 18, 2011 at 1:36 am

Honest to God I stayed in this hotel for a 3 day trial. I got cross-examined for 4 hours by a cretinish "Christian" lawyer whose incompetence that day cost his client $8 million and the worst part of the experience was the hotel.

Pragmatist2 February 18, 2011 at 1:42 am

How much porn you suppose the hotel is selling?

otakuboyt February 18, 2011 at 2:10 am

Not as much as if the Republicans were there.

DoktorZoom February 18, 2011 at 11:42 am

All of it

SorosBot February 18, 2011 at 1:49 am

Butterfly in the sky,
I can go twice as high,
Take a look,
It's in a book,
A Reading Rainbow;

Damn, tonight's episode of Community made me realize how much LeVar Burton is responsible for my love of reading and knowledge.

Negropolis February 18, 2011 at 2:36 am

New favorite politician this Lena lady is.

zhubajie February 18, 2011 at 3:14 am

Next step: beg for asylum in Ontario!

wok3 February 18, 2011 at 3:58 am

No one has mentioned that this represents a new "Rockford File" yet? Damn I'm old.

spinozasgod February 18, 2011 at 9:47 am

I work in Milwaukee. Most of my fellow employees are very tea-bagger right wing, as is most of white wisconsin. They HATE the unions and the government in general. The only reason any dems get elected is beacuse of the black population in Milwaukee and the student population in Madison. And to remedy that the repubs are passing a bill that will nullify being able to vote by haveing a valid UW ID and requiring a valid state ID for anyone to vote. The state ID is costly and will be available in very few places.

MinAgain February 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Sing with me…

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!
Fight on for her fame.
Fight! Fellows! Fight, fight, fight!
We'll win this game.

Blendergoathead February 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

ZOMG Wisconsin! GO!

horsedreamer_1 February 17, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Chisinau my ass. Moldova is a lovely country.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I thought you were going to give that up, Al? Just like all leftists, you lie or you're weak.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Or, maybe you're stupid, and don't remember saying you were giving it up.

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Or, maybe you were whacked out on a six day meth binge?

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Or, you're drunk?

di_da_is_alpha February 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I've got it, you're a parrot. Polly wanna cracker with his Kool-Aid? Say "poopyhead" I know you can do it!!!

SorosBot February 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Fascist sociopath.

fishskicanoe February 18, 2011 at 1:42 am

Coprocephalic

Oblios_Cap February 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

Obviously you've chosen to go through life drunk, fat, & stupid. And despite your best efforts, not terribly interesting or annoying.

not that Dewey February 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I just read the shit out of the wikipedia article on Chisinau. Apparently I didn't know much about Moldovan history. Thanks!

Of particular interest: "In the late 19th century, especially due to growing anti-Semitic sentiment in the Russian Empire and better economic conditions, many Jews chose to settle in Chişinău. By the year 1900, 43% of the population of Chişinău was Jewish…" Of course, Hitler and Stalin changed all that, but still.

lulzmonger February 18, 2011 at 12:04 am

Funny – leftists aren't the ones perpetually scared shitless of a few mooks hiding in caves … or of Teh Gheyz … or of women having control over their own bodies … or of (GASP! BLASPHEMY!) actually raising taxes to pay for what they get, rather than passing the bill along to their kids & grandkids … or of little old ladies in mosques … or of, well, pretty damn near everything.

As for lies? "We create our own reality" is just "you must never question my obvious bullshit" by another name.

Zero for two. AGAIN.

ShaveTheWhales February 18, 2011 at 12:52 am

Now there's a slogan I can get behind. And have, probably too often.

DoktorZoom February 18, 2011 at 1:02 am

Honestly, though, I never understood what the Ramones had against bratwurst.

emmelemm February 18, 2011 at 2:25 am

I love slappypaddy and his cat in a cardboard box! Yeah, haven't seen any comments from him in a while….

ShaveTheWhales February 18, 2011 at 4:03 am

Yeah, a good brat doesn't require tenderizing.

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