Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sorry about the inactivity folks..................

...........but I am back.  Some quick news from the capitol today.  The  solidarity sing along is still going strong although there has been a slight schism lately which has reflected on the number of attendants the last week.  Hopefully the people involved will exchange apologies and grievances and get over it.  Why should we be dividing ourselves and becoming weaker just when we are gaining momentum?  Let the tea party tools and fools fall apart like they have, we should be praising our solidarity instead of challenging it.
Attended Walker's little academic display of intense irony on the U.W. campus today at the Pyle center.  Luther Olsen also attended which just made the irony so much richer.  It was interesting watching academics force themselves into civility in the presence of Wisconsin most adherently anti-education governor.  Shame on Walker and Olsen, may their political careers end soon.  Also we had some meetings over the weekend and it looks like republican senator Voss will be next on the recall chopping block.  Maybe once he is removed from office he will have more time for skinny dipping with secretaries behind his wife's back which seems to be Mr. 'family values' wont.
Here is a quick quote from Abraham Lincoln which is as fitting today as we end hostilities in Afghanistan and Iraq, as it was when our civil war ended.  Thanks to those who found this quote and published it to coincide with the recent recall elections.
"this cruel war is nearing its end.  It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood......It has indeed been a trying hour for the Republic; but I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country.  As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war.  God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless."

Words of wisdom both then and now.  Peace and solidarity.

On Wisconsin!    FORWARD!!!!

1 comment:

kks said...

Thanks for the update! With school back in session I will have less time to participate downtown....I miss everyone.....hope to make it tomorrow.
Peace and solidarity.....
Sorry i missed the Pyle center gathering!