Wisconsin Needs Egyptians

Well, other than Hosni Mubarak.  It apparently already has one of those:

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, elected with millions from the US Chamber of Commerce via the Wisconsin Republican Governors’ Association, is about to declare martial law on public workers in his state. This is not an exaggeration.Aware that there would be a loud outcry if he proposed legislation to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights, Walker inserted a provision in his budget stripping workers of their right to bargain. By including it in the budget, he bypassed all hearings or opportunity for public comment, and is pushing the Wisconsin legislature to vote on it as early as next week.

As you might imagine, an action like this might trigger a strike, or at least, the threat of one. No worries, because Walker is ready to call out the National Guard if such a thing happens.

Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond if there is any unrest among state employees in the wake of his announcement that he wants to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights.

Walker said Friday that he hasn’t called the Guard into action, but he has briefed them and other state agencies in preparation of any problems.

Dear anti-dictator Egyptians: Head due west, catch I-55 north to Chicago and then I-90 up to Madison.  The capitol is right in the middle of downtown (though watch the one-ways around the campus; they’re a bit tricky.)

Its all up to you as I’m guessing most folks in Wisconsin are still hung over following the Super Bowl (a reality that one has to presume that Der Walker is counting on.)

2 Responses to Wisconsin Needs Egyptians

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  2. […] I do believe that Wisconsin actually has some Egyptians! […]

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