You might have seen Wisconsin in the news lately. Our new governor, Scott Walker, is rushing a bill through legislature that would do many things, one of which is take away the collective bargaining rights of unions in the state. (This is all true...CNN and Fox news both agree on these facts).
Written out like that, it seems so calm. I've left out a few details for effect. Let me add those in now:
-When he announced this bill, and the rush, he also called the Wisconsin National Guard. And then went to hide out.
-He's not including State Police or Fire unions, because they supported his campaign for governor.
Suddenly, it's not so calm.
Madison Public Schools closed yesterday because 40% of the teachers called in sick. They are closed again today, with 18 other districts. My kids have school today, but from what I hear, may not tomorrow.
Those are all facts. These are not:
- I love my kids' teachers, past and present, and will support them walking out on the job, even if it means I need to add an extra bottle of Chardonnay to the grocery list.
- This Walker guy really knows how to make friends and influence people.
- I hope he gets a violent testicular disease that makes him talk like Alvin and the Chipmunks and seek the help of unionized medical workers.
- I also hope the National Guard rats out his location and opens the door for a very public mauling.
|Duties of the WI National Guard: Help out during disasters, like tornadoes, floods, wars, and Scott Walker|
Yeah, you're classy, Scott Walker. About as classy as a pallet of Massengill.
PS...A more annoying, and yet, amusing problem today is the Facebook statuses. Lots of ignorance being spread by those that need to look up words more than 5 letters long. Here's my status update right now:
Dear friend of a friend spouting off about the selfishness of teachers, when the teachers in your district are holding school today: It's obvious by the 8 spelling mistakes in your 23 words that your teachers probably did the best they could with what they had to work with. Don't you need another 40 or tattoo? Aren't you late for HUBER check in?
Again, I find it all humorous and sad at the same time. And God no, it's not my friends. But some of my friends have dumber friends (not including me!) that makes the whole Facebook stalk worthwhile.