“Herr Prösser?!!”: The Madison Uprising to Shift Gears on April 5th

>Click Here<The madness surrounding Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s efforts to destroy trade unionism continues apace, but outsiders are likely to be deceived into thinking momentum of the Madison Uprising has been dissipated from its previous well-defined orbit. They couldn’t be more wrong and the turnout for Wisconsin’s April 5th supreme court contest between Prosser (R) and Kloppenburg (D) will prove that.

Current reports from Madison consistently describe a hard core of about one to two dozen protestors haunting the capitol building these days. Some Right Wing supporters of the union-busting tactics have publicly taken courage from this decrease since March 11th, when Walker signed the contententious bill. That, however, would be to focus on the hole, rather than the doughnut, so to speak.

While massive 100+ person rallies like those that continued for 3+ weeks in the capitol building are hugely important for gathering momentum and mobilizing latent energies, they really only represent the tip of an ungodly horror being whipped up for Walker and his supporters in places where it will do some real damage — the home districts of Republican legislators.  Here is but a brief sampling of highlights from the blog TMPDC:

— The wife of Senator Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) and their household help have signed petitions demanding Hopper’s recall in a very public way.

— In a related development certain to have impacts on the electoral viability of all the Republican legislators, even if mainly due to their common enrollment in the “Brotherhood of the Bill”, Hopper’s wife explained that the “family-values” senator has been living in an illicit Madison love nest with the staffer of a corporate lobbying firm since may of last year.  The immediate fallout seems to have been the termination of Hopper’s 25 year-old lover from Persuasion Partners, a corporate lobbying firm.  Hopper himself is 45 years old.  Beyond the high pitch of phoniness and hypocrisy it broadcasts, it does also raise questions about the legality of his tenure and vote, considering Wisconsin’s legislative residency requirements…

Continued at Dystopia Diaries

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    Thanks again for publishing this, Disinfo.

    However, for whatever reason, there seems to be a few entire sentences missing from this introduction. The segue presented here seems a little jarring. The whole original shebang can be found here.

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/03/herr-prosser-balloon-goes-up-april-5th.html

    Thanks.

    • http://www.disinfo.com Disinformation

      Weird. Post has been updated to match your blog.

      • Liam_McGonagle

        Thanks. I appreciate it.

        I have been sick lately, so I wouldn’t doubt it if I myself had somehow inadvertantly deleted some sentences. Got a flu kind of thing going on–been in and out of it.

        Have a good one.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks again for publishing this, Disinfo.

    However, for whatever reason, there seems to be a few entire sentences missing from this introduction. The segue presented here seems a little jarring. The whole original shebang can be found here.

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/03/herr-prosser-balloon-goes-up-april-5th.html

    Thanks.

  • http://disinfo.com Disinformation

    Weird. Post has been updated to match your blog.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. I appreciate it.

    I have been sick lately, so I wouldn’t half doubt it if I myself had somehow inadvertantly deleted some sentences. Got a flu kind of thing going on–been in and out of it.

    Have a good one.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Cheap tricks and power grabs speckle the history of politics and labor unions. The reputatons of labor unions have recieved plenty of black marks over the years that I’m sure Mr. Walker and others -have and will use as ammo for their cause.
    In the past, I have thought that many unions had become so corrupt and politically infiltrated that they had almost become their former oppressers. Alot of people have felt this way about some unions. Some of this attitude still haunts my psyche, I admit.
    But I realize that these changes are against the idea of collective bargaining (loosely -the idea that a man can reasonably decide his own worth). This is the essence of what we think of as “freedom” people!
    We’re talking about “the man” here with his big fuckin thumb down on yer ass!

    How can any sane individual who doesn’t have something personal to gain from it possibly support this shit?

    • Liam_McGonagle

      P.S. Some good news fresh from the wire–Walker caved in to the court order that he’d just been trying to piss all over; Now he says he’ll be a good boy and abide by its ruling.

      http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/118986974.html

      This is what the first stages of total collapse look like for an ass who’s overplayed a very bad hand.

      • Andrew

        Let’s hope he doesn’t serve his whole term.

        • Liam_McGonagle

          Oh, I get the feeling that the only “term” Walker will complete in its entirety will be a lengthy spell in prison, given the highly dubious character of his operations.

          We already know about the questionable relationship with the Koch brothers, his declared contemplation of violent black ops in the now-famous prank call. However, few, seem to question the status of the investigation surrounding the live ammunition “mysteriously” found near the Capitol building at the height of the demonstrations.

          http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/03/hold-that-tiger-did-scott-walker-just.html

          But I am. My numerous inquiries with the Madison Capitol Police Department have met with absolutely ZERO response so far. Curious, isn’t it? Don’t you think they’d at least publish a statement to the effect that the investigation is still at an early stage and that they will decline to prejudice its outcome at this time by further comment? Total silence in the face of such an obvious affront to the public order doesn’t really seem to be a standard play in the law enforcement handbook, does it?

          Certainly “responsible” authorities must be weighing in their minds the pros and cons of its response options, especially in the context of a highly charged election scheduled within less than a week. After all, the one sure-fire thing the Police CAN’T say is that they’ve lost the amunition or (accidentally) destroyed any DNA, fingerprint or CC video evidence, right?

          You know what they say: “It’s not the crime that does you in — it’s the cover up.”

          If there are any interested folks out there, could you help by dropping the Division of Capitol Police a line inquiring about this as well? Maybe it’s a matter of momentum.

          doaweb@doa.state.wi.us

      • Liam_McGonagle

        P.P.S. Two interesting developments of which I became aware late last night:

        1. The chair of Prosser’s campaign resigned, citing dissatisfaction with the Republican candidate’s lack of objectivity and civility; also issued a formal endorsement of the Democratic challenger, JoAnne Kloppenburg.

        http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/119033134.html

        2. Someone passed on to me a Tweet showing that Prosser really has hit bottom–he’s gone cap in hand begging for an endorsement from Sarah Palin (i.e., the half term Alaskan “governor”, former made-for-television “bear hunter”, mother to unwed mother and “Dancing w/ the Stars” has-been Bristol that nobody in the press has bothered to interview since she was identified as the inspiration behind the assasination of a 9 year-old girl in Arizona earlier this year).

        Yeah, Prosser’s bottoming out rivals anything television can show us about Don Draper. And I’m not entirely convinced we’ve seen the absolute worst of it yet.

  • Anonymous

    Cheap tricks and power grabs speckle the history of politics and labor unions. The reputatons of labor unions have recieved plenty of black marks over the years that I’m sure Mr. Walker and others -have and will use as ammo for their cause.
    In the past, I have thought that many unions had become so corrupt and politically infiltrated that they had almost become their former oppressers. Alot of people have felt this way about some unions. Some of this attitude still haunts my psyche, I admit.
    But I realize that these changes are against the idea of collective bargaining (loosely -the idea that a man can reasonably decide his own worth). This is the essence of what we think of as “freedom” people!
    We’re talking about “the man” here with his big fuckin thumb down on yer ass!

    How can any sane individual who doesn’t have something personal to gain from it possibly support this shit?

  • Liam_McGonagle

    P.S. Some good news fresh from the wire–Walker caved in to the court order that he’d just been trying to piss all over; Now he says he’ll be a good boy and abide by its ruling.

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/118986974.html

    This is what the first stages of total collapse look like for an ass who’s overplayed a very bad hand.

  • Andrew

    Let’s hope he doesn’t serve his whole term.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Oh, I get the feeling that the only “term” Walker will complete in its entirety will be a lengthy spell in prison, given the highly dubious character of his operations.

    We already know about the questionable relationship with the Koch brothers, his declared contemplation of violent black ops in the now-famous prank call. However, few, seem to question the status of the investigation surrounding the live ammunition “mysteriously” found near the Capitol building at the height of the demonstrations.

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/03/hold-that-tiger-did-scott-walker-just.html

    But I am. My numerous inquiries with the Madison Capitol Police Department have met with absolutely ZERO response so far. Curious, isn’t it? Don’t you think they’d at least publish a statement to the effect that the investigation is still at an early stage and that they will decline to prejudice its outcome at this time by further comment? Total silence in the face of such an obvious affront to the public order doesn’t really seem to be a standard play in the law enforcement handbook, does it?

    Certainly “responsible” authorities must be weighing in their minds the pros and cons of its response options, especially in the context of a highly charged election scheduled within less than a week. After all, the one sure-fire thing the Police CAN’T say is that they’ve lost the amunition or (accidentally) destroyed any DNA, fingerprint or CC video evidence, right?

    You know what they say: “It’s not the crime that does you in — it’s the cover up.”

    If there are any interested folks out there, could you help by dropping the Division of Capitol Police a line inquiring about this as well? Maybe it’s a matter of momentum.

    doaweb@doa.state.wi.us

  • Liam_McGonagle

    Oh, I get the feeling that the only “term” Walker will complete in its entirety will be a lengthy spell in prison, given the highly dubious character of his operations.

    We already know about the questionable relationship with the Koch brothers, his declared contemplation of violent black ops in the now-famous prank call. However, few, seem to question the status of the investigation surrounding the live ammunition “mysteriously” found near the Capitol building at the height of the demonstrations.

    http://dystopiadiaries.blogspot.com/2011/03/hold-that-tiger-did-scott-walker-just.html

    But I am. My numerous inquiries with the Madison Capitol Police Department have met with absolutely ZERO response so far. Curious, isn’t it? Don’t you think they’d at least publish a statement to the effect that the investigation is still at an early stage and that they will decline to prejudice its outcome at this time by further comment? Total silence in the face of such an obvious affront to the public order doesn’t really seem to be a standard play in the law enforcement handbook, does it?

    Certainly “responsible” authorities must be weighing in their minds the pros and cons of its response options, especially in the context of a highly charged election scheduled within less than a week. After all, the one sure-fire thing the Police CAN’T say is that they’ve lost the amunition or (accidentally) destroyed any DNA, fingerprint or CC video evidence, right?

    You know what they say: “It’s not the crime that does you in — it’s the cover up.”

    If there are any interested folks out there, could you help by dropping the Division of Capitol Police a line inquiring about this as well? Maybe it’s a matter of momentum.

    doaweb@doa.state.wi.us

  • Liam_McGonagle

    P.P.S. Two interesting developments of which I became aware late last night:

    1. The chair of Prosser’s campaign resigned, citing dissatisfaction with the Republican candidate’s lack of objectivity and civility; also issued a formal endorsement of the Democratic challenger, JoAnne Kloppenburg.

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/119033134.html

    2. Someone passed on to me a Tweet showing that Prosser really has hit bottom–he’s gone cap in hand begging for an endorsement from Sarah Palin (i.e., the half term Alaskan “governor”, former made-for-television “bear hunter”, mother to unwed mother and “Dancing w/ the Stars” has-been Bristol that nobody in the press has bothered to interview since she was identified as the inspiration behind the assasination of a 9 year-old girl in Arizona earlier this year).

    Yeah, Prosser’s bottoming out rivals anything television can show us about Don Draper. And I’m not entirely convinced we’ve seen the absolute worst of it yet.

  • Andrew
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