In Devils Lake the head conservation officer in charge of the large state park gave a speech about the beauty of such parks and the need to preserve them for our children and the future. He spoke very well about the important role the C.C.C. played in the creation of so many of Wisconsin's state parks amongst other works. The Civilian Conservation Corps was founded under president Franklin D Roosevelt and used federal money to create jobs during the last great depression. This labor was then used to create many important works including fire breaks, creation and repairs to roads and bridges and of course our state parks. These good works are still carried on today by the Youth Conservation Corps which takes teenagers from all around Wisconsin and employs them throughout the state on a variety of conservation projects.
After this speech giving praise to the Democratic president who brought us out of the great depression it was time for Scotty, the Republican trying his darnedest to dig us further into our generations great depression to speak. At first the four hundred or so protesters kept away from the Governor but soon stepped right up to within a few feet of him. They allowed him to continue his speech but wanted to look him in the eye as he lied to them with the same old tired cliches he has been throwing around from the beginning.
Conservation Wardens and even state troopers backed away from their protective stance around the hugely unpopular leader as if they had no concern to get in between the good citizens of the badger state and her fraudulently elected Governor.
Sunday was Green Bay where myself and three other like minded individuals were granted access inside the Governors high profile, high security budget signing. Armed only with press passes and camera's we entered the factory Scotty was using for his signing. This is the same factory where he had kicked off his Gubernatorial campaign a year ago. There were about two hundred people inside the event. About fifty were members of the press corps including us. About fifty were Republicans from the senate and assembly and their families. Another hundred were friends and family of the Governor and some of his higher paying campaign supporters from around the state. Security was thick and several Republican senators recognized me as soon as I entered the factory doors. With this many right wing zealots and nut jobs around, plus all the Wackenhutt security that follows the Governor around I knew I would not have a chance to pull any shenanigans and just let Scotty have his day. Especially since his days are numbered.
Besides the 450 - 600 protesters outside would have their chance to let ol Scotty know how they felt. Which they did to, as Scotty sought to slip out from the event after signing the budget debacle, protesters stood in the street blocking his vehicles intended route of egress forcing his driver to make a quick turn about and run off in the direction of the airport for another high dollar retreat to his tax payer funded lair in southern Wisconsin.
Arriving home early that evening I decided to see some friends from my old neighborhood and tell them about all that was going on. As soon as I arrived on the east side people quickly sought me out to tell me that on Saturday night two men had shown up at my former residence and were trying to kick in the doors around my old apartment building screaming that they were 'coming for Matt Schauenburg'. Police were called and the two (I'm sure) tea party idiots that found an old address of mine off the Internet, left before they would have to face the law of the land. Right wingers it seems just hate the law and live in constant spite and fear of it.
Then this morning as I'm arriving at the capitol I'm told that tea party nuts were planning to descend upon the capitol supposedly to have their own version of a sing along but more presumably true, to initiate hostilities against women and children again as is their cowardly wont. Always being able to outsmart these right wing goons we threw them off balance by moving our sing along outside and let them have the rotunda. Several of us stayed inside to observe the tea party folks as our peaceful sing along commenced outdoors.
The sunglasses wearing goons of the tea party were obviously lost and weren't sure what to do with themselves since their intended prey escaped from them. So running about twenty minutes late they decided to form together in a small huddled group of 41 individuals on the rotunda floor and actually tried to hold a sing along which they apparently were not prepared to do. So they began making their way through the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' and the national anthem. Apparently having some difficulty with the words to the well known songs. They then recited the pledge of allegiance with extra emphasis on the God part. And with nothing else left to work with proceeded to sing an improvisational medley of t.v. theme songs including The Flinstones, Green Acres and GilligansMadtown.
I exited the building ahead of them anticipating what was about to happen. Their small numbers began filing out of the doors of the capitol building where the first thing they saw was - you guessed it, the hundreds strong attending the daily Solidarity SingAlong. You could tell that really took the wind out of their sails as crestfallen, they headed off in different directions to make their way to their vehicles and get the heck out of dodge as it were. One lone tea party member sat quietly by himself and watched the end of our singing. It almost seemed like he was somewhat overwhelmed or at least surprised by the passion and strength of our side. It almost looked like he may have been reconsidering his position on the issues and second thoughts about what side he had thrown his hat in with.
That is all for now dear folks. I have some media relations to take care of and also some networking in support of our two brothers on hunger strike Hallis and Will. I will post again this evening including what seems to be a popular new addition to my blog, the segment I've entitled KNOW YOUR ASSHOLE.
On Wisconsin! FORWARD!!!!