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Give Peace a Chance–In the Mainstream Media!

I have a theory about why the protests in Madison (over 70,000 Saturday) are not being paid attention to by Mainstream Media (MSM).

It’s peaceful. No arrests.

People marching, walking, shouting, singing, standing and carrying signs does not good ratings make.

They want sensationalism. Regardless how important these issues are–and there are even more items in the bill than what we are hearing about regarding unions–MSM won’t report on events without things blowin’ up real good, car chases, or psychotic celebrities.

It’s just too midwest nice. Well, until someone ends up in a woodchipper, people like myself will have to rely on the internet to get my news. Here’s the latest:

Walker is reportedly ordering windows bolted shut on the Capital (If this is in fact true, he is defacing a historical monument). They’re also not letting people back into the capital after they said they would return to regular business hours after it was cleaned last night. And AFSCME is filing Unfair Labor Practices against Walker.

Megalomaniacal yet?

Boycott Governor Walker’s Big $$ Contributors

Stan forwarded me this link from Democratic Underground. I will repost the list here.

PACs, $5000 or more:
Concerned Realtors Committee
Realtors PAC
KochPAC Natural Resources
People for Rebecca Kleefisch
Building a Better WI/Wisconsin Builders Association
Wal-Mart Stores/WAL-PAC (We boycott WalMart anyway…nasty, awful company)
Tavern Industry PAC (This one is going to be hard for many Wisconsinites…not for us anymore…)
Republican Party of Wisconsin
HNTB Holdings Ltd PAC
AT&T Wisconsin Employee PAC (formerly SBC) (Ugh…our no-frills cells are through AT&T. Cheapest plans available. No landline. Sorry, can’t do that one.)
Operating Engineers 139 PAC
Republican Party Milwaukee Co
Managed Health Services/Centene PAC
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
TDS Telecom (Makes me glad we have Charter internet. I can’t believe I’m saying that. Maybe I won’t be canceling Charter…)
WI Credit Union League Action Fund (WCULAF) (OK, here’s a catch…does this include Dane County Credit Union, which Stan uses because he works for Dane County, as a union member? Hope not.)
Deere & Company PAC – WI
FONEPAC Telecommunications & Computers
Friends of Alberta Darling
Eli Lilly and Company PAC
Friends & Neighbors of Robin Vos
WellPAC Wellpoint Inc
WI Insurance Alliance PAC
WI Pipe Trades PAC

Employers of Contributors of $5000 or more
ABC Supply Co
Agrecol Corp
Allen Edmonds Shoes
AMK Concepts & Services
Anew Health Care Services Inc
AO Smith Corp
Apache Stainless Steel
Artisan Partners
Atlantic DQ
Audio Implements/GKC
Badger Meter
Baraboo Growth
Bevco Ergonomic Seating
Blomquist Benefits Consulting
Boerke Co Inc
Bradley Foundation
Brian Retzlaff Trucking
Briggs & Stratton
Burke Properties
Burlington Northern Santa Fe…
Call Solutions
Campbell Wrapper Corp
CD Smith Construction
Chambers & Owen
Charro Restaurante
Charter Manufacturing
Church Mutual Insurance
Cobalt Partners LLC
Commonwealth Development Corp…
Continental Properties Co Inc
County Concrete
Couri Insurance Agency
Custom Pak Products
EBY-Brown Co
Einhorn Associates
Emergency Medicine Specialists
Endeavors Group
Fabco Equipment Inc
Fashion Angels Enterprises
Feather Larson & Synhorst…
Fiduciary Management
First American Funding
Fisher Barton Inc
Glenora Co
GMR Marketing
Gogebic Taconite LLC
Gold Leaf Development
Hal Leonard Publishing
Hammes Co
Harris Associates
Hay Creek Pallett
Heartland Advisors
Hexagon Investments
High Crossing Development Corp
Holton Brothers Construction
Horton Group
Hovde Financial
Hy Cite Corp
Inpro Corp
Insight Industries
Irgens Development Partners
Johnson Controls
Johnsonville Foods (This is going to be hard for many Wisconsinites too, those brat-lovers. My brat consumption is about as frequent as a blue moon, so it’ll be easy to remember to get another brand, which we probably do anyway on the rare occasion we eat a brat.)
JSD Professional Services Inc
Kapur & Associates
KBS Construction
Koss Corp
Krier Foods
Kwik Trip (I never use convenience stores…no problem)
Lorman Education Services
Lubar & Co
M&I Bank
Meissner, Tierney, et al
Michels Corp
Midwest Neurosurgical
MillerCoors (The worst! Oh, this will be hard for Wisconsinites…I know…don’t say bad things about Miller…but they are wimpy bad beer and Coors is just horsepee. This boycott will be no problem at all…on the rare occasion I drink beer now, trust me, it will never be one of those two)
Minnesota Wild
MJ Construction Inc
Morrison Creek Cranberry
Nicholas Company Inc
Nova Surgical LLC
Orthopaedic Associates of…
Panduit Corp
Paper Machinery Corp
Payne & Dolan
Pinstripe Inc
Plastic Surgery Group
Prent Corp
Promotions Unlimited
RCI FirstPathway Partners
Reiman Publications
Richardson Industries
Rite Hite Corp
Roehl Transport
Salomon Smith Barney
Sargento Inc (Damned is this Cheesemaker…we never buy their cheese anyway)
SC Johnson & Sons (Oh, this is funny! This is the company formerly known as Johnson’s Wax, for whom I would probably not exist in the form I know myself, considering this is the company where my parents met! No Pledge for You!)
Schneider National
School choice
Sendik’s Food Market
Shannon Sales Inc
SIG Financial Holdings
Specialty Underwriters
St John Properties Inc
Standard Process Laboratories
Stark Investments
Super Steel Products
Tamarack Petroleum Co
Tankcraft Corp
Tries & Rice
Uihlein Wilson Architects
US Counseling Service
US Oil Co
V Duane Rath Foundation
Wausau Homes
Wausau Paper
West Allis Salvage
West Bend Clinic
Zenith Tech


Other than the ones commented on above, I’ve never heard of the rest of them. Hope they’re not some stealth companies known by other names.

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Union Buster

Walker is now Union Busting. He’s calling out the National Guard. Recall this neanderthal NOW.

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Wisconsin started this week on such a high note (Packers)…leave it to Scotty to ruin it for everyone (except his rich Republican cronies).

Just heard it’s Charles Darwin’s birthday tomorrow. I guess Stan and I picked a good day to get married!