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Barack Obama Paid for, Organized, and is Putting on the Wisconsin Riot

CHANGE! Civility!

This is what you get when you vote for President a Saul Alinsky- and Billy Ayers-trained community agitator whose core ideology comes from socialism, communism, Marxism and Black Liberation Theology.

Via AoSHQ: Goverment Workers’ Nuclear Response: They’re Going to Prevent the Assembly From Entering the Capitol?

So, via Instapundit, the unions have taken the building and apparently intend to hold it hostage.

At Hot Air, video of the chaos.

Ominous warning from Ann Althouse’s husband, who’s at the building, and telling people to stay away:


They’ve already broken doors and windows. Next up will be the actual deaths, or burning the building down.

Michael Moore has declared “war” so, as Instapundit says, the era of “civility” is officially over, in case you were unsure.

[TEA Party] peaceful protests — consisting of, at worse, jeering and hooting officials — were deemed terroristic threats and their actual violent hijackings of public buildings and calls for “war” are, what?

One more point borrowed from Mr. Althouse:

“Barack Obama paid for, organized, and is putting on this riot.”

Community organizer in chief.


March 10, 2011 , 12:04AM - Posted by | Barack Obama, Economy, Leftist Groups, Socialism, Unions


  1. Hey Trailer Park,
    Remember all of the lectures, loaded with invective and personal insult, about how I don’t have all of the facts and don’t cite sources?

    Well, chew on this:
    “Michael Moore has declared ‘war’ so, as Instapundit says, the era of ‘civility’ is officially over, in case you were unsure.”

    I was there and I listened to Michael Moore (just as I listened to the Tea Party types – I have an open mind).

    I didn’t think I even heard the word “war” during his speech. But just to be sure, I checked the entire text. Yup, not one use of the word “war.”

    So, lest once again you question my paternity while questioning my source, here is the full text:
    America is not broke.
    Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.
    Today just 400 Americans have the same wealth as half of all Americans combined.
    Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer “bailout” of 2008, now have as much loot, stock and property as the assets of 155 million Americans combined. If you can’t bring yourself to call that a financial coup d’état, then you are simply not being honest about what you know in your heart to be true.
    And I can see why. For us to admit that we have let a small group of men abscond with and hoard the bulk of the wealth that runs our economy, would mean that we’d have to accept the humiliating acknowledgment that we have indeed surrendered our precious Democracy to the moneyed elite. Wall Street, the banks and the Fortune 500 now run this Republic — and, until this past month, the rest of us have felt completely helpless, unable to find a way to do anything about it.
    I have nothing more than a high school degree. But back when I was in school, every student had to take one semester of economics in order to graduate. And here’s what I learned: Money doesn’t grow on trees. It grows when we make things. It grows when we have good jobs with good wages that we use to buy the things we need and thus create more jobs. It grows when we provide an outstanding educational system that then grows a new generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and thinkers who come up with the next great idea for the planet. And that new idea creates new jobs and that creates revenue for the state. But if those who have the most money don’t pay their fair share of taxes, the state can’t function. The schools can’t produce the best and the brightest who will go on to create those jobs. If the wealthy get to keep most of their money, we have seen what they will do with it: recklessly gamble it on crazy Wall Street schemes and crash our economy. The crash they created cost us millions of jobs. That too caused a reduction in tax revenue. Everyone ended up suffering because of what the rich did.
    The nation is not broke, my friends. Wisconsin is not broke. Saying that the country is broke is repeating a Big Lie. It’s one of the three biggest lies of the decade: 1) America is broke, 2) Iraq has WMD, and 3) The Packers can’t win the Super Bowl without Brett Favre.
    The truth is, there’s lots of money to go around. LOTS. It’s just that those in charge have diverted that wealth into a deep well that sits on their well-guarded estates. They know they have committed crimes to make this happen and they know that someday you may want to see some of that money that used to be yours. So they have bought and paid for hundreds of politicians across the country to do their bidding for them. But just in case that doesn’t work, they’ve got their gated communities, and the luxury jet is always fully fueled, the engines running, waiting for that day they hope never comes. To help prevent that day when the people demand their country back, the wealthy have done two very smart things:
    1. They control the message. By owning most of the media they have expertly convinced many Americans of few means to buy their version of the American Dream and to vote for their politicians. Their version of the Dream says that you, too, might be rich some day — this is America, where anything can happen if you just apply yourself! They have conveniently provided you with believable examples to show you how a poor boy can become a rich man, how the child of a single mother in Hawaii can become president, how a guy with a high school education can become a successful filmmaker. They will play these stories for you over and over again all day long so that the last thing you will want to do is upset the apple cart — because you — yes, you, too! — might be rich/president/an Oscar-winner some day! The message is clear: keep you head down, your nose to the grindstone, don’t rock the boat and be sure to vote for the party that protects the rich man that you might be some day.
    2. They have created a poison pill that they know you will never want to take. It is their version of mutually assured destruction. And when they threatened to release this weapon of mass economic annihilation in September of 2008, we blinked. As the economy and the stock market went into a tailspin, and the banks were caught conducting a worldwide Ponzi scheme, Wall Street issued this threat: Either hand over trillions of dollars from the American taxpayers or we will crash this economy straight into the ground. Fork it over or it’s Goodbye savings accounts. Goodbye pensions. Goodbye United States Treasury. Goodbye jobs and homes and future. It was friggin’ awesome and it scared the shit out of everyone. “Here! Take our money! We don’t care. We’ll even print more for you! Just take it! But, please, leave our lives alone, PLEASE!”
    The executives in the board rooms and hedge funds could not contain their laughter, their glee, and within three months they were writing each other huge bonus checks and marveling at how perfectly they had played a nation full of suckers. Millions lost their jobs anyway, and millions lost their homes. But there was no revolt (see #1).
    Until now. On Wisconsin! Never has a Michigander been more happy to share a big, great lake with you! You have aroused the sleeping giant known as the working people of the United States of America. Right now the earth is shaking and the ground is shifting under the feet of those who are in charge. Your message has inspired people in all 50 states and that message is: WE HAVE HAD IT! We reject anyone who tells us America is broke and broken. It’s just the opposite! We are rich with talent and ideas and hard work and, yes, love. Love and compassion toward those who have, through no fault of their own, ended up as the least among us. But they still crave what we all crave: Our country back! Our democracy back! Our good name back! The United States of America. NOT the Corporate States of America. The United States of America!
    So how do we make this happen? Well, we do it with a little bit of Egypt here, a little bit of Madison there. And let us pause for a moment and remember that it was a poor man with a fruit stand in Tunisia who gave his life so that the world might focus its attention on how a government run by billionaires for billionaires is an affront to freedom and morality and humanity.
    Thank you, Wisconsin. You have made people realize this was our last best chance to grab the final thread of what was left of who we are as Americans. For three weeks you have stood in the cold, slept on the floor, skipped out of town to Illinois — whatever it took, you have done it, and one thing is for certain: Madison is only the beginning. The smug rich have overplayed their hand. They couldn’t have just been content with the money they raided from the treasury. They couldn’t be satiated by simply removing millions of jobs and shipping them overseas to exploit the poor elsewhere. No, they had to have more — something more than all the riches in the world. They had to have our soul. They had to strip us of our dignity. They had to shut us up and shut us down so that we could not even sit at a table with them and bargain about simple things like classroom size or bulletproof vests for everyone on the police force or letting a pilot just get a few extra hours sleep so he or she can do their job — their $19,000 a year job. That’s how much some rookie pilots on commuter airlines make, maybe even the rookie pilot who flew me here to Madison today. He told me he’s stopped hoping for a pay increase. All he’s asking for now is enough down time so that he doesn’t have to sleep in his car between shifts at O’Hare airport. That’s how despicably low we have sunk! The wealthy couldn’t be content with just paying this man $19,000 a year. They had to take away his sleep. They had to demean him and dehumanize him and rub his face in it. After all, he’s just another slob, isn’t he?
    And that, my friends, is Corporate America’s fatal mistake. But trying to destroy us they have given birth to a movement — a movement that is becoming a massive, nonviolent revolt across the country. We all knew there had to be a breaking point some day, and that point is upon us. Many people in the media don’t understand this. They say they were caught off guard about Egypt, never saw it coming. Now they act surprised and flummoxed about why so many hundreds of thousands have come to Madison over the last three weeks during brutal winter weather. “Why are they all standing out there in the cold?” I mean, there was that election in November and that was supposed to be that!
    “There’s something happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you …?”
    America ain’t broke! The only thing that’s broke is the moral compass of the rulers. And we aim to fix that compass and steer the ship ourselves from now on. Never forget, as long as that Constitution of ours still stands, it’s one person, one vote, and it’s the thing the rich hate most about America — because even though they seem to hold all the money and all the cards, they begrudgingly know this one unshakeable basic fact: There are more of us than there are of them!
    Madison, do not retreat. We are with you. We will win together.

    Comment by Frank Thaven | March 10, 2011 , 11:28AM

  2. Hey Trailer Park,
    Instead of throwing out the incendiary, “They’ve already broken doors and windows. Next up will be the actual deaths, or burning the building down,” citing a single Tweet from a single Madison TV reporter, maybe you should just chill and let events unfold a bit.

    What was the source of the original tweet that you glommed on with such bloodthirsty, fear-mongering glee?
    Answer: The state Department of Administration (DOA), the same agency that initially claimed it would cost millions of dollars to clean up the capitol and then, oh yeah, the real cost is much, much less. (I’d give you the current number but DOA seems to keep waffling on that one, too.)

    So write in the dust on the pickup truck you’ve got up on cinder blocks outside your double-wide fortress to take notes: Here’s the most recent Tweet,
    “this was retracted by DOA a while ago.”

    Comment by Frank Thaven | March 10, 2011 , 11:40AM

    • citing a single Tweet from a single Madison TV reporter

      What are you talking about? The four links above do not cite any media “tweets”. The feedback is from people who are at the Capitol Building reporting the facts on the ground to Ann Althouse. Ann is not a TV reporter, she is a blogger.

      You can also go to the 3rd link above and watch the video of the violence.

      Comment by Michael in MI | March 10, 2011 , 10:36PM

  3. I was there and I listened to Michael Moore (just as I listened to the Tea Party types – I have an open mind).

    I didn’t think I even heard the word “war” during his speech. But just to be sure, I checked the entire text. Yup, not one use of the word “war.”

    All you have to do is go to this video interview and hear Michael Moore in his own words state explicitly “This is truly… this is war.

    So, lest once again you question my paternity while questioning my source, here is the full text:

    I don’t question your source(s), I question your ability to actually click on the sources I provide, read, listen and comprehend. It took about 30 seconds for me to click on the link in Instapundit’s post, press play on the video and hear Michael Moore say “This is truly… this is war.”

    Comment by Michael in MI | March 10, 2011 , 10:43PM

    • Oh, you mean the capital police grabbing, pushing, and throwing to the ground an elected representative? Try
      THAT violence?

      Okay, THAT reference to “war.” Okay, Michael Moore said that. Fine. So what? Are you that afraid of a word?

      Do you equally condemn Pat Buchanan at the 1992 Republican convention who said, “There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we will one day be as was the Cold War itself.”

      Do you equally condemn the still-dead Ronald Reagan who also used the term “culture war”?

      Is there no way that you can be persuaded, shamed, or embarrassed into being even a little even-handed?

      Comment by Frank Thaven | March 10, 2011 , 11:38PM

      • Oh, you mean the capital police grabbing, pushing, and throwing to the ground an elected representative? Try THAT violence?

        Hmm, let’s see what the article states:

        State Rep. Nick Milroy (D-South Range) is shown in this video from WISN-TV being pulled by police officers from a revolving door and tackling him to the ground before he is able to show his ID.

        So he knew there was an order to not enter the building, but decided to try to get into the building anyway without even first showing his ID to the cops guarding the building. Yeah, no wonder the cops were suspicious of him and tackled his ass.

        No one with a lick of fucking sense tries to go into a building guarded by security without showing their ID to security first.

        Comment by Michael in MI | March 10, 2011 , 11:46PM

  4. So SOME violence is okay. Right. Got it. As long as it’s officially sanctioned violence or some hippie is gettning his or her head split.
    Very Christian of you.

    Comment by Frank Thaven | March 11, 2011 , 1:15AM

    • So you’re saying that destroying public property, harassing and threatening public officials and their families and desecrating war memorials is equivalent to cops upholding the law. Brilliant.

      Comment by Michael in MI | March 11, 2011 , 1:40AM

  5. Wow. That was quite a tour de force of … words there, Mikey. And if there was a whiff of coherence to it, I’d respond.

    But on to more productive discussions. Let’s take my favorite: that I have not responded to the flinging of your gauntlet on racism and the Tea Party. You scatalogically and fragrantly accuse of not reading your sources but do you recall the post that begins with, “Fair enough, fair enough.
    I’ve been challenged to cite my sources for categorizing the Tea Party as racist. So okay – let’s take a look. Unlike the insults hurled my way, I’m willing to re-examine my position through a wide consideration of the facts.
    Would you accept a Newsweek article as a start? I know it’s part of the mainstream media that you love to demonize but, seriously, trailer park, outside of citing the bonkers left wing blogs, what choice do you give me?” I then quoted at length from Newsweek and a shorter Economist piece.

    Truth is, I can always look deeper so thank you for that. And trust that I have only begun to look.

    One of the innuendos is “take the country back” as discussed in the Newsweek article. Yet Nate just dismisses it. Out of hand. Poof. As if his dismissal is anything but an opinion. But stay tuned, dear readers. More will be coming. So yes, I have answered you. Just because you don’t like the answer doesn’t lessen its worthiness of consideration.

    In the meantime, my preliminary research turned up these three items:
    1. At least one poster caricaturing Obama as a witch doctor was shown at a Tea Party rally.
    2. A parade float featured an Obama figure pretending to flog a white boy.
    3. Doctored photos of Obama in white face were seen at a different Tea Party rally.

    Okay, before you go all postal and demand to know when-where-how-who, here’s the real question:
    Even if those actions were not sanctioned by Tea Party organizers, why is it that people with those convictions felt they would be among fellow believers at a Tea Party event?

    Then let’s have a lesson in reading comprehension. What you have accurately quoted me as writing, ” Guys, quoting each other in a closed circle of like-minded folks is NOT the same as being well-informed” does not support you lambasting me for not reading your sources. I have.

    Even now, your generosity in attempting to school me reveals every single one of your “HERE” links is for a conservative, if not right-wing, site. (Please do not insult my intelligence by insisting FOX Nation is a “news” source. It is not. It is Rupert Murdoch’s mouthpiece.)
    Doesn’t exactly lead me to believe that you have read widely. Deeply, maybe. But not widely.

    I do have to say that I love the use of Mencken’s quote on Ace of Spades HQ site. Ol’ H.L. is a personal hero. Not exactly a conservative, though, so I’m a bit surprised at the use. In fact, I checked my memory by running through his biography at He was no fan of Christian fundamentalism and was ever Big Business’ nemesis. But never mind.

    Anyway, one of Ace’s posts starts with a “Chilling Stuff” link which he then spins out an incredible tale of media complicity in murder with a passion that rivals Tom Clancy. So, wondering what he was going on about, I clicked the link. ANOTHER blog, JammieWearingFool, displays. Guys, this is not exactly the kind of title that inspires confidence. A second blog, Big Government, is also linked – hmmm, some factual problems there but that’s not the point right now.

    So Jammie goes on about death threats but – hallelujah – provides a link to a credible news source: WTMJ in Milwaukee. And BTW, WTMJ is more than a little conservative. Okay – now I see it.

    First off: do not attempt to digress on whether I condone threatening public officials in this way. I do not. See? No negative to disprove. No America-hating here. We’ll just recall their asses.

    I covered cops and courts for many years and I know how investigations work. Please put on your thinking caps and analyze along with me.
    1. The timing is suspicious, obviously, but officials get death threats all of the time. Really. Ask one.
    Doesn’t mean it’s not serious.
    2. Also doesn’t mean it’s a union member or sympathizer. The word “union” doesn’t appear, for example. And it would be too paranoid to say that this was the first sign of covering up. If unions are the kind of over-reaching, thuggish entities that you claim, would a union member really not flaunt that?
    What it does mean is that this is only the announcement of the start of an investigation.
    3. The Department of Justice is the sole source named for this email. J.B. Van Hollen, the Attorney General, is a Republican and staunch backer of Scott Walker. If you’re willing to entertain all sorts of conspiracy theories and impute the worst of motives to Democrats, is it not equally plausible the Republicans have fabricated this? After all, they’re only politicians, too.
    Remember, Scott Walker readily admitted to thinking about planting agitators in the now infamous David Koch prank phone call. And he never denied saying it.

    But I digress. My point is what it was originally – your sources spend a lot of time quoting each other and passing on the same items. Again, deep but not wide.

    Comment by Frank Thaven | March 11, 2011 , 1:32AM

    • Let’s take my favorite: that I have not responded to the flinging of your gauntlet on racism and the Tea Party. You scatalogically and fragrantly accuse of not reading your sources but do you recall the post that begins with, “Fair enough, fair enough. I’ve been challenged to cite my sources for categorizing the Tea Party as racist.

      Your source for your categorization of the TEA Party as racist was yourself. You said you heard “code words” and “innuendos” at the protests you attended. If you did, there is no reason for you to go searching with Google. All you have to do is tell us the “code words” you heard at the protests you claim to attend and tell us the “innuendos”. But you have thus far failed to do so.

      This is exactly what the Congressional Black Caucus did. They claimed they were called racial slurs and spat upon. When called upon to provide the evidence of such, they failed to do so. So you’re in good company.

      Comment by Michael in MI | March 11, 2011 , 1:37AM

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