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    Wisconsin’s long, strange trip

    Wisconsin’s long, strange trip

    Thanks to reader Heather, who writes:

    Seen on a parked Prius in Sister Bay, WI

    Oh, the comments I could make!

    In a follow up e-mail, Heather wrote:

    In forgot to tell you; on the other side of the bumper was the obligatory “coexist” bumper sticker!

    Comments, why comments about a “long strange trip” bumper sticker in Wisconsin?  Doesn’t every state have:

    Police insurrections.  Palace guardsCatch a Senator contests.  Doctors behaving badly.  Massive national solidarity protests which weren’tIdentity theft as political theater.  Shark jumping.  Legislators who run away to other states.  Bus bang bangs.  Protesters locking their heads to metal railings and pretending to walk like EgyptiansBeer attacksCanoe flotillas.  (alleged) Judicial chokeholds.  Tears falling on Che Guevara t-shirts at midnight.  Endless recalls.  And recounts.  Communications Directors making threats.   Judges who think they are legislators  (well, I’ll grant you that one is common).  V-K DayHole-y warriors.  Cities named Speculation and Conjecture.  And the funniest blog headline so far:

    First They Came For The Right To Retire After 30 Years On Full Salary With COLAs

    Nah, nothing strange about Wisconsin.

    Update:  How could I avoid mentioning the Pink Slip?


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    Speaking of education-related shenanigans, this nonsense is now making the rounds on Facebook:

    Because some people – college educated people, apparently – actually still believe a debt magically vanishes with the flourish of pen, without any consequences whatsoever. This is what they teach today, that actions have no equal or opposite reactions… when you don’t want there to be.

    Bonus points for marching out the “rich get richer/poor get poorer” trope. My father was poor growing up in the 1950s and 60s. Anyone who thinks the poor have it harder now is detached from reality.

    LukeHandCool | September 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I have to agree that “First the came for the right to retire after 30 years with full salary on COLAs” is the best post title ever!

    VinnyJ300M | September 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Alan Markus — it looks very similar to an Ohio 2004 issue plate. ( It doesn’t match the style of any plate currently issued by the WI DOT (

    Having lived through the ridiculousness that has been Wisconsin over the past 8 months, I can say, without question, that liberals should apply for a new Olympic sport – ‘Mental Acrobatics’. It truly has been a three-ring circus here.

    Now where’d the guy selling peanuts to feed the elephants go?

      Casey in reply to VinnyJ300M. | September 22, 2011 at 1:02 am

      Yes, that’s an Ohio tag, as best I can tell. We still use the same stickers to update our plates, and that is the color for registrations which expire in 2011.

      The vertical letters on the left of the sticker should include OHIO, but I can’t tell with that photos’ resolution.

    I bid on the Pink Slip, but had to stop at $56.00. I love the way this leftist clown keeps (unwillingly, I’m sure) financially supporting his arch enemies. 😀

    Professor I looked at that extended paragraph after “Doesn’t every state have…?” and think if he were still with us even William Shakespeare might be a bit jealous of not having that many fiction scenarios and plots from which to choose.

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