JUSTICE  1:45 pm May 26, 2011

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Evil Scott Walker-Koch Bros. Anti-Workers Law

by Wonkette Jr.

A judge in Wisconsin’s Dane County has struck down the Scott Walker/Koch Brothers’ anti-collective bargaining law, which means Wisconsin will once again become a luscious workers paradise and all the mean old Tea Party people will be rolled off cliffs, in their wheelchairs. (No, wait, it’s the Republicans who will push all the old people off a cliff, to “fix Medicare.” We are still new here.)

The Journal-Sentinel reports today:

Madison – A Dane County judge has struck down Gov. Scott Walker’s legislation repealing most collective bargaining for public employees.

In a 33-page decision issued Thursday, Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi said she would freeze the legislation because GOP lawmakers on a committee broke the state’s open meetings law in passing it March 9. The legislation limits collective bargaining to wages for all public employees in Wisconsin except for police and firefighters.

Scott Walker was seen collapsed in a corner of the capital building, in a puddle of his own pee, while the Koch Brothers stood by tenderly wiping up his mess with Brawny-brand paper towels, which they make by killing America’s public forests. [Journal Sentinel]

 

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Barb May 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Kochblocked for the win!

Sophist[Kochblocker] May 26, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Do a Google search for "kochblocker".

baconzgood May 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Now if we can just have judges rule on unions in the private sector. But I'm not holding my breath.

nounverb911 May 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm

"Scott Walker was seen collapsed in a corner of the capital building, in a puddle of his own pee, while the Koch Brothers stood by tenderly wiping up his mess with Brawny-brand paper towels"
At least the Koch's are cleaning up their own mess for once.

horsedreamer_1 May 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Give Charles & David credit: they did this once before, when Fred, Jr., & li'l bro Billy (superhero name: The Yachtsman) tried to take the family business back & make it less a political instrument. The middle sons got that squared, right away.

SorosBot May 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Sadly there's still the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Walker's illegitimate election-stealing chief justice.

horsedreamer_1 May 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm

The Chief Justice is a left-friendly (but prolly not terribly lefty) named Shirley Abrahamson. She is the one of whom David Prosser, Walker's Toady, said, "She's a total bitch!"

SorosBot May 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm

D'oh, for some reason I mixed up who was Chief.

James Michael Curley May 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

With a lower court issuing such an extensive and public opinion said court is fairly certain the court above will not hear an opposition. If the lower court were doubtful their decision would stand they would usually avoid going out on a limb by filing an opinion.

x111e7thst May 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

The Koch brothers have never tenderly wiped anything except perhaps their own asses on silk handkerchiefs moistened with the tears of starving children.

neiltheblaze May 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Guess the Koch Brothers are going to have to amend their timetable for world domination by at least a few months.

SayItWithWookies May 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Poor Scott Walker — all that time and effort convincing half of America that he was an odious chiseling lying bought-and-paid for scumbag, and not a damn thing to show for it. Paul Ryan sends his condolences.

mavenmaven May 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I guess its now time for Scott Walker to resign and run for President.

Sue4466 May 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Walker/Ryan 2012

Putting the "class" in class warfare.

PsycWench May 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

This would lead me to pursue the option of Johnny/Walker.

KeepFnThatChicken May 26, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Vitter? NOOOOOOOO

elviouslyqueer May 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Putting the "class" in class warfare.

Fixed that for 'ya.

Arken May 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Palin/Walker 2012 – We won't resign… again.

BaldarTFlagass May 26, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Damned activist judges!!!

glamourdammerung May 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

because GOP lawmakers on a committee broke the state’s open meetings law in passing it March 9.

And why are there no fines, jail time, etc.?

DaRooster May 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Dammit!
Good one!

JustPixelz May 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

"Scott Walker was seen collapsed in a corner of the capital building, in a puddle of his own pee."

This is news, why?

neiltheblaze May 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I find it life-affirming.

Biel_ze_Bubba May 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Call me when it's voters' pee.

OC_Surf_Serf May 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I dunno…the Koch brother 's are the one's showering everyone with their pee

Biel_ze_Bubba May 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

That's caled trickle-down economics. S'posed to be good for you.

Arken May 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

They don't call it a golden shower for nothing.

4tehlulz_lite May 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm

What does Florida have to do with anything?

KeepFnThatChicken May 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Downfister,

You're only voting us down by saying "No," when in reality your pussy hate-filled antics can't do dick against the activist judge who just donkey-punched your governor hero.

Also, remember that while you're visiting Wonkette, we'll never reciprocate because none of us give a good goddamn what you filthy bitches are saying on Breitbart, because integrity ain't cheap.

Doo. Dah. Dippidy.

Goonemeritus May 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

What he said!

Guppy06 May 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I'll bet money that it's one of the editors, just trying to keep the commentariat agitated.

BornInATrailer May 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Describing this reversal as the judge donkey-punching Walker should produce a plethora of pee points.

glamourdammerung May 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I occasionally go there when we get their trolls to see how long it takes me to find said troll advocating racism and/or violence. I think two minutes is the record, but in fairness I did leave and get a soda from the fridge during that time.

ttommyunger May 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Never paid attention to Trolls, never visited Breitfart's site. Am I the only one giving them what they deserve?

ThundercatHo May 28, 2011 at 7:13 am

No, ttom, you're not. I don't know how to see/find trolls and I've seen enough hatred and racism to not be curious enough for a visit. BTW, you have mentioned the Patriot Act in at least 2 posts. Why do you think this violation of our civil rights is being allowed by our dem. senate and pres? What can be done?

ttommyunger May 28, 2011 at 10:13 am

Information is power and Governments always seem to want more power. We can support in every way possible those Congressmen who speak out against this insult to our Constitution.

BloviateMe May 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Wow.

I foresee Walker's evening being filled with kittens, a gunny sack and a ball peen hammer.

Negropolis May 27, 2011 at 3:05 am

That's like a sociopath's emergency kit.

Goonemeritus May 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Pesky laws are always getting in the way of Libertarian utopia.

DaRooster May 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I owe you a shot…

user-of-owls May 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Walker's flying monkeys are already drafting his next landmark bill:

"The Restore Justice By Hanging All The Judges Act."

horsedreamer_1 May 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Most judges were once lawyers. So, this solution is classy as they come: pure Shakespeare.

SmutBoffin May 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

There's nothing really stopping the Rs from passing the law the "right way" at this point, except perhaps that they are now a gun shy. Who'da thought that the working people would stand up for themselves? Bullies never do.

horsedreamer_1 May 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm

The Fitzgerald Brothers are at a railroad crossing freeway overpass twirling their pedo-staches as we speak. They will have their revenge.

Biel_ze_Bubba May 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm

"Curses! Foiled again!"

glamourdammerung May 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Actually, one of the Fitzgeralds made some noise about how they were not going to do it the right way as this was legally solid despite being blatantly illegal. Though the rumors were that the lockstep was broken once they realized how badly they screwed this one up.

emmelemm May 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Excellent new avatar, bee tee dub.

DaRooster May 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Bow (check)
Throwing knives (check)
Dogs (check)
Bushmill's (check)
Warning sign (check)
I think I'm ready… bring it ass-wipes!

(edit- Downsyndromfister downfisted me for being ready to fight… yep… complete dumb-ass!)

hagajim May 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA…means nothing in the long run though.

elviouslyqueer May 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Careful Judge Sumi. You could end up like Jack Woltz in The Godfather, only instead of a horses' head, you could wake up in bed with a 100 pound block of overripe Limburger.

horsedreamer_1 May 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

That last, in Wisconsin — we call that breakfast.

Rotundo_ May 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Overripe Limburger? The word is *aged* sort of like John McCain's ass crack is *aged*. In the case of Cheddar, it is sharp, unlike John McCain's ass crack. There is actually a bar in Monroe Wisconsin that serves Limburger from the only plant in the US still making the stuff, it's nearby. I think it's served on buttered bread with a slice of onion as an option. I have had the swiss on rye there, but never wanted contact with Limburger. I think it would scare the hell out of Listerene. Even original recipe Listerene.

Arken May 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm

My grandfather loved limburger. My grandmother made him keep it in the fridge inside multiple plastic bags sealed with rubber bands and he was only allowed to eat it outside.

JoshuaNorton May 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Silly judge. Hasn't she ever heard of The Devine Right of Recently Elected Republican Political Hacks?

They speak for the people, Well, 2 of the people anyway.

Cheetah Repeater May 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Is that what they're calling it at the airport these days?

DaRooster May 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

And my shoes so pliable…

Cheetah Repeater May 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Downfist troll is just against Wonky's anti-interspecies-sexxxing-up policy. Those pig fuckers gotta stick together or it's all over for them. In the coming libertarian world you WILL be able to marry a horse!

cheaphits May 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm

What we need now is for it to be revealed that Walker has fathered a little Dirt Devil with his Hoover vacuum cleaner…that would make the daily double..

pinkocommi May 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

It is refreshing for the Republitards to not get away with it when they cheat. For once.

freakishlywrong May 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Say it with me, Wonkateers: FFFFUUUUUCCKK YEEEEWW!

metamarcisf May 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

This prescient and much needed law revoked? Let's see, it only took rampant physical violence and countless murders on the part of cheesehead union thugs and yet another activist lesbian judge with bad hair to overturn it. When God (Thaddeus McCotter) is elected president, everything is gonna get back to normal. What happened to my shards?

BZ1 May 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Brawny.. yes, that's what I think of when the Koc* Bros name comes up…

natl_indecency_cmdr May 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm

[does a little dance]

this is far from over!

[does another little dance]

Biel_ze_Bubba May 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

The wheels of Gouda's justice grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine.

Dudleydidwrong May 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Public humiliation and scorn? Then let's get back to stocks, pillories, and tar-and-feathers. Worked in those "good old days," didn't it?

Buckminster May 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Good, walker can suck it.

Callyson May 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm

From the Journal Sentinel article:
The open meetings law says 24 hours' notice must be given for most public meetings, but two hours' notice can be given for good cause. No one who testified said any reason was ever given for why the committee had to meet on short notice.
Senate staff testified they posted announcements about the meeting on bulletin boards in the Capitol and sent emails to legislators about it some time after 4 p.m. – less than two hours before the committee was to meet at 6 p.m.
And they want to complain about activist judges interfering with decisions made by "democratically elected branches of government."
The scary thing is some of them probably do not see the irony here…

Chet Kincaid May 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm

HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT FATWA JUDGE MARYAM SUNNI ACTUALLY PROCLAIMED IF WE DID NOT SEE HER LIPS MOVE BEHIND HER BURKA!!!1?? BEND OVER AN TAKE IT IN THE SHARIAR, TAXPAYERS!!1!

Arken May 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Hey, at least they're cutting down American forests. I suppose you'd prefer it if we cut down Chinese forests, you commie?

ttommyunger May 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

So far this has all been great news for…..you guessed it-the Lawyers.

Trinket May 26, 2011 at 10:01 pm

This is so fucking fabulous it almost makes up for the loss of Jack.

(Not that you aren't doing a fine job, Wonkette Jr.)

ChapterUndVerse May 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Happy face about the ruling.
Sad face about the reasoning.

I'm no lawyer, but it sounds like she froze it on a technicality. If the ruling was 33 pages of "your knowledge of law sucks and you are definably psychopathic for trying to do this to people," at 54 lines per page, that would be a joyful thing.

fuflans May 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm

brawny paper towels totally suck. they are not worthy of cat barf which is all i really need paper towels for.

MinAgain May 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Ah, yes…the Sunshine law. It always sounds like such a happy statute.

SarcasticNymph May 29, 2011 at 2:36 am

(shocked look) Those laws only apply to Democrats! Not Republicans!

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