June 12, 2012

Remembering last Tuesday.

Oh, what pain there was when Scott Walker won his recall election. Here's a picture that's been floating around the internet of the reaction at the Tom Barrett headquarters:



Reminds me of this...

106 comments:

Petunia said...

Well, yeah, but the Nazis' marching into Paris is substantially more worthy of tears and shocked expressions than a mediocre candidate's losing an election that never should have been held in the first place.

I guess the first pic shows yet another manifestation of overhype and hysteria from the left. We should be used to it by now.

Paulio said...

Now you have just sunk to making fun of people you disagree with. So classy. But you fit right in with your republican friends.

chickelit said...

I never noticed before that the woman was clapping in that famous photo.

I don't see anybody applauding in the Barrett HQ photo.

Palladian said...

Now you have just sunk to making fun of people you disagree with. So classy.

LOL. Nobody on the TOTAL RECALL side ever did that!

Lem said...

I'm having trouble with the link under this.

AllieOop said...

I can't see the first picture, I think my iPad is shielding me from the heartbreak.

Palladian said...

The first picture no longer works. It looks like it's hosted on some site that issues a "key" so that if it's viewed too many times, the key expires and the picture doesn't display anymore.

Ann Althouse said...

"The first picture no longer works. It looks like it's hosted on some site that issues a "key" so that if it's viewed too many times, the key expires and the picture doesn't display anymore."

It should work now.

Ann Althouse said...

"I'm having trouble with the link under this."

It should work now.

Ann Althouse said...

"Now you have just sunk to making fun of people you disagree with."

I am making fun of the exaggerated emotions over Scott Walker that I've witnessed for the last year and a half, including the many, many comparisons of him to Hitler.

Fen said...

Paulio: Now you have just sunk to making fun of people you disagree with.

Oh fuck off little libtard bitch.

Don't you dare preach to us about civility.

AllieOop said...

Shock and naw:(

Mark said...

"Good Morning, Mudville!"

furious_a said...

Why the long faces? The people at Barrett HQ (like the French) should be used to losing.

Don't go home disappointed, folks -- just go home.

Q: Why are French roads lined with trees?
A: So the Germans can march to Paris in the shade.

Palladian said...

I'm interested in the drinks visible in the photograph. The woman in blue, to the left of the mummified body of Theresa Heinz Kerry wearing the starry scarf, is either half way through a Pilsner or a glass of domestic Chablis. The guy with the nascent jowls wearing the windbreaker and the red SCO shirt seems to be holding either a glass of Nestle Quik or a generous dose of Milk of Magnesia. And Nurse Ratched on the right is either having a teetotal evening with a glass of water or is finding her way towards the bottom of a glass of chilled vodka, neat.

leslyn said...

Yes Fen, we know, we know, we know already,civility is bullshit.

So nice to see a gracious winner.

Oops, wait, what was I thinking??

Francisco D said...

I will bet that very few, if any of those people know anyone who voted for Scott Walker (or admitted to it). They are shocked!

Lem said...

Thanks Palladian.. that was a good laugh.

Quaestor said...

This photo is really a still from a 16mm film clip which is usually seen today in the context of the German military parade down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. However the actual context is matter of some debate. Nevertheless the image has become emblematic of defeat at the hands of tyranny.

Lately we have seen a lot of another weeping man, though this chap is weeping over the defeat of entrenched arbitrary power.

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Palladian said...

Professor Goatee is eschewing a beverage altogether opting, instead, to chew the skin off his fingertips.

Meanwhile, Buffalo Bill, whose ogling crazy-eye can be seen behind the mummy of Theresa Heinz Kerry, just came to the gathering because he heard that there would be a lot of fat women there and he's working on another "suit".

And the corned-beef colored bald guy to the right of Quik-of-Magnesia might just be coming over to him to discuss their mutual jowl progress.

Meade said...

It seems leslyn may have indulged in one more tall glass of tepid bile.

Palladian said...

Nurse Ratched wore her scrubs to the Barrett event because she knew it would be a bloodbath of epic proportions.

furious_a said...

Get bent, Leslyn.

Quaestor said...

Paladian wrote:
[The] mummified body of Theresa Heinz Kerry wearing the starry scarf...

ha-HA!

chickelit said...

@Quaestor: What's your verdict on the hat logo on crying man's red hat? I thought it was a "B" for Boston on Twitter but never got any traction or support for that.

AllieOop said...

I have been collaborating with the occupying army. I hope I won't end up getting my head shaved by a vengeful crowd one day.

chickelit said...

I have been collaborating with the occupying army.

Qu'est-ce que fais-tu avec le Bosch?

Lem said...

I heard Rush say that the young flocked to Walker.

That's not what was expected.

Was it?

bagoh20 said...

"Now you have just sunk to making fun of people you disagree with. So classy. But you fit right in with your republican friends. "

The Republicans didn't want this, but since you insisted, they were gracious enough to give you what you wanted (demanded), and now you're pissed anyway. Some people are never happy.

Quaestor said...

Meade wrote:
It seems leslyn may have indulged in one more tall glass of tepid bile.

What goes best with tepid bile? Tofu bratwurst and organic sauerkraut?

leslyn said...

If Rush said it, it must be true.

bagoh20 said...

'I have been collaborating with the occupying army. I hope I won't end up getting my head shaved by a vengeful crowd one day."

Eewwww. You really think that after that you don't need a shaving, hosing down, and delousing? Be sensible dear girl. We have health codes.

leslyn said...

Tepid bile....no, I like mine with dijon mustard. I've been persuaded against ketchup.

AllieOop said...

But Bagoh, the Republicans are the occupying army in Wisconsin.

Petunia said...

Is that Fauxcahontas/Lieawatha behind the lady in the blue shirt?

Petunia said...

Actually, the TRUE occupying army here was the national union types and the useful idiots like Jesse Jackson and Michael Moore.

AllieOop said...

My conquerors have been supplying me with beer and brats, a woman has to do what she has to do to survive in wartime.

Palladian said...
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AllieOop said...

I mean peacetime.

bagoh20 said...

I get more fascinated with WWII the more I see, read and learn of it. It seems so impossible: the degradation, the destruction, the scale, the extent, and the amazingly short time it took to go through all that, worldwide - 5 short years.

It seems so unlikely for modern people that it must have happened a thousand years ago. Just a single human lifetime ago. People lived it that are still with us - barely.

AllieOop said...

So we must decide who are the occupiers and who are the resistance.

AllieOop said...

WW2 is a fascinating subject, it's part of the reason I am here in this country and not still in Eastern Europe.

AJ Lynch said...

The Frenchman looks like the Nannie Mayor Bloomberg.

bagoh20 said...

Those who honor and accept free elections are neither. That's what peace looks like. Give peas a chance.

Palladian said...

Zombies! With Chablis! Ahh!

tiger said...

leslyn said...
Yes Fen, we know, we know, we know already,civility is bullshit.

So nice to see a gracious winner.

Oops, wait, what was I thinking??


Wow, leslyn. I've seen your kind before: you post shiatty/provocative comments to people, they react to your provocation and then you stand there saying 'What did I do? YOU'RE the one being a jerk' when you started it.

This behavour is also noticeable in alcoholics...

AllieOop said...

What did Forresst Gump say about himself and Jenny?

Dems and Repubs have a lot of healing to do.

bagoh20 said...

I think the guy in the Wisconsin shirt just has a badly poured beer. That's all head.

Quaestor said...

@chicklit
It certainly looks like a Red Sox cap, though the B seems to be in gold rather than white. Maybe it's a UW hat with the B standing for Bucky Badger.

Personally I've always found logo hats to be silly. I own one, it sports a Triumph logo, and I wear it only to vintage car shows. I can hardy take seriously the statement of anyone wearing a sports or organizational logo on their person. The fact that Cryin' Mikey wears a Boston-themed in Madison only decreases my scant respect for that walking tearduct.

Palladian said...

I don't want politicians to "heal", I want them to heel.

Palladian said...

I think the guy in the Wisconsin shirt just has a badly poured beer. That's all head.

Good, he looks like he needs some.

bagoh20 said...

What did Forresst Gump say about himself and Jenny?"

?
"Sex is like a box of chocolates"?

Quaestor said...

Is that Fauxcahontas/Lieawatha behind the lady in the blue shirt?

No that's Fauxcahontas' blood-sister, Running Scared.

furious_a said...

@Allie: Nothing starts a good healin' like a sincere apology.

Walker=Hitler would be a nice place to start.

AllieOop said...

He said, "why we was just like peas and carrots". That's what Dems and Repubs have to do now, stay true to their flavor , but blend together to become palatable.

That was corny, but even Walker is sounding bipartisan.

bagoh20 said...

This is the hat that dude needs:

Bliss

chickelit said...

I am making fun of the exaggerated emotions over Scott Walker that I've witnessed for the last year and a half, including the many, many comparisons of him to Hitler.


Walker even offered a heartfelt "Swig Heil" and some of them turned him down.

AllieOop said...

Furious,
Dems weren't the only ones to make unfair comparisons to Hitler. I remember seeing that Hitler mustache on a poster of Obama at Tea Party rally pictures too. Please don't deny it.

Maybe apologies need to come from both sides.

leslyn said...

Oh dear, tiger, I think you have your sequence wrong. Also shittiness.

Chuck said...

Schadenfreude, on the rocks.

AllieOop said...

Schadenfreude is fickle.

Tim said...

AllieOop said...

"But Bagoh, the Republicans are the occupying army in Wisconsin."

Uh, yeah, if by "the occupying army" you mean won a democratic, free election, and then won a recall election against legislators and then won another recall against a democratically, freely elected Governor.

Because they are so similar, the winners of democratic, free elections, and an "occupying army."

So, taken national, what you're really saying is Obama and Democrats an occupying army of the nation.

Nice logic you have there. I appreciate its utility.

AllieOop said...

I was attempting levity. The Republicans won in a fair election, we need to move on.

Forward?

furious_a said...
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Tim said...

The only similarity between the two pictures is that both show losers. But that's where the comparison ends.

The first, deservedly so and, if they were honest with themselves, entirely by choice. They picked a fight they weren't smart enough to recognize they could never win. Few people will remember these losers - those in the picture will probably deny even being there in five or ten years time.

The second picture mocks the first one; it is of true suffering and the triumph of evil of historic important, albeit the victims were not entirely innocent in their nation's defeat on the battlefields of northern France (it is a little known fact that on the day of France's surrender to Nazi Germany, it had more men under arms, more tanks, more artillery, more planes than did the conquering Nazis. France's defeat was as much about failure of will as it was being outmaneuvered in the defense of Paris).

I'm all in favor of mocking the losers of the recall; such selfish childishness should never be rewarded; the things they "fought" for are of slight consequence compared to the French losing their nation to the Nazis. Proponents of Wisconsin's recall deserve as much respect as they showed the results of the 2010 General Elections: none.

AllieOop said...

Furious,
Nether side has EVER been innocent, it's politics and it's dirty and people are getting sick of it.

You can play the blame game all night if you want to.

bagoh20 said...

Yes, agreed. Forward to the Presidency.

"I want you to know, that when I win, it might scare you a little, because I’m a conservative, and I know how to do things."

~Mitt Romney

furious_a said...

@Allie: during the WI recall(s)? Really? I remember Bush=Hitler signs back when...see, I can play your game all night long.

So we must decide who are the occupiers and who are the resistance.

Occupiers = Civil Service lifers and Union Bosses defending the bankrupt status quo.
Resistance = Young governor with new ideas challenging the bankrupt status quo.

Actually, Liberators might be more appropriate for the latter, given what Gov. Walker has done for taxpayers.

I was attempting clarity. Actually, Republicans won in four fair elections, three of which were sore-loserman recalls by those who couldn't -- how you say -- "move on...forward!"

AllieOop said...

Well Baggy, I may really end up being tarred and feathered by my fellow Democrats, but I'm not voting for Obama. So yes forward.

furious_a said...

...and people are getting sick of it.

Agreed -- Tom Barrett and his re-re-re-recall running mates just found out how much.

bagoh20 said...

Allie, did you do something with your hair, makeup, something? You suddenly seem hotter, younger, smarter, wiser.

AllieOop said...

Why Bagoh, I'm blushing.

bagoh20 said...

Wait till you pull that lever for an Repub. It will be like your first kiss. You'll be scared, afraid that it's forbidden, taboo. Then a feeling of liberation, of passing out of the nest into the real world as the air rushes back into your body. You will walk out 1 inch taller, and people will stare like they are seeing a movie star.

Of course I drink on election night, so maybe it won't be quite like that for you.

AllieOop said...

Gawd Bagoh, now you got me perspiring a bit, watch out you're going to get us deleted.

Quaestor said...

Allie Oop wrote:
Maybe apologies need to come from both sides.

The Democrats first need to apologize for:
Chimpy McBusHitler I
Chimpy McBusHitler II
Bush-Hitler
The Assassination of George Bush
Seals should kill Bush rather than Bin Ladin

Afterwards we can discuss the terms of their contrition regarding similar comparisons of Hitler to Scott Walker.

Until then I'll joyfully abuse any Democrat/Lefty who gives me the opportunity, especially when he's down, when I'll concentrate the blows on his kidneys. Ever since that walking shit-pile called Albert Gore, Jr. took the election to Federal court to try and steal it away from the clear winner I've known that the Age of Bipartisanship is over, and that the Democratic Party represents an enemy within. They need to stand barefoot in the snow like Henry IV before I'll relent.

AllieOop said...

Sheesh Quaestor, what away to ruin a tender moment between me, my vote and Bagoh.

bagoh20 said...

Don't worry. Althouse understands. She was lied to too by that jug eared Casanova and forgotten after he got what he wanted.

Quaestor said...

Sorry, When I smell blood I go a bit rash.

Come November you might find me gnawing the face off Lawrence O'Donnell.

AllieOop said...

Nite Baggy.

bagoh20 said...

Don't worry about Quaestor. He's just excited. It's like that on this side. Always being right about stuff is very intoxicating. You just need to suck it in deeply and hold it. When it finally hits you, you'll get carried away too. Weeeeee!

bagoh20 said...

G-nite.

yashu said...
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yashu said...

"I want you to know, that when I win, it might scare you a little, because I’m a conservative, and I know how to do things."

~Mitt Romney


Heh, bagoh20.

Just today, commenting elsewhere, I noted how pathetic, pitifully inept Obama seems lately. And I wondered if the reason many disappointed Obama voters still claim to "like" him is that they pity him-- and are staying in the relationship out of pity. So what's keeping many voters (especially women) from definitively dropping Obama, breaking up with him already and going with Romney is the equivalent of a pity fuck. They don't want to hurt Obama's feelings.

But when the only thing that's keeping a person in a relationship is pity (as opposed to sympathy), that relationship is in serious trouble. Because there's a fine line between pity and contempt. And contempt is a relationship killer. In love as in politics.

Mr. Forward said...

"Forward to the Presidency."
Bagoh 20

Thank you, thank you very much.

There will be no pity fucks in my administration.

edutcher said...

In the top one, I'm surprised we haven't got a glimpse of someone radioing London for a weapons drop to the Resistance.

Now that would be a parallel with WWII.

edutcher said...

PS On the linked page to the WWII photos, the one of MacArthur at Lingayen isn't the iconic one.

The one at Leyte is.

Ralph L said...

the amazingly short time it took to go through all that, worldwide - 5 short years
Closer to 6: Sept 2, 1939 to August 9?, 1945, and the Chinese would argue with the beginning date.

That Frenchman's suit still looks dapper 72 years later.

Aridog said...

Serious Question:

Have the liberals who say they aren't going to vote for Obama indicated that they will vote for Romney?

Or is it just not vote? Essentially the same thing as voting for the incumbent Obama. No?

Rusty said...

Ralph L said...
the amazingly short time it took to go through all that, worldwide - 5 short years
Closer to 6: Sept 2, 1939 to August 9?, 1945, and the Chinese would argue with the beginning date.


Hitler became RiechsChancellor in what? 1935?
Krupps began their weapons design offices in Belgium and Kiev in 1933 I think.
Trivia

Matthew Sablan said...

"That was corny, but even Walker is sounding bipartisan."

-- Republicans are surprisingly bipartisan. McCain wanted Lieberman as his VP pick for awhile, and Bush passed legislation with Ted Kennedy. They just never get credit for it.

EDH said...

The Barrett HQ photo reminds me of Norman Rockwell, where you have to study all of the faces to try to understand the story.

alan markus said...

Whatever happened to that commenter who used to add some animations to the pictures posted here? The first picture seems ripe for his kind of treatment.

Peter said...

Listening to NPR's callers and commentators at 11pm last Tuesday, their mournful tones did sort of sound as though they expected Nazis to shortly be marching through Madison.

But, that's just NPR.

Fen said...

Libtards are either at our feet or at our throats.

I prefer to keep my boot on her face.

Fen said...

So what's keeping many voters (especially women) from definitively dropping Obama, breaking up with him already and going with Romney is the equivalent of a pity fuck. They don't want to hurt Obama's feelings.

I think its because he's black. I've seen the same thing play out in school and work environments. Every excuse allowed rather than the obvious conclusion that his only "qualification" is the colour of his skin.

DCS said...

How is the defeat of union sponsored thugs like the surrender of Paris? I give up.

Aridog said...

@ Chip Ahoy ... you are being paged for manipulation on images aisle.

@ Alan Markus ... here's a link to what you seek.

Ann Althouse said...

"How is the defeat of union sponsored thugs like the surrender of Paris? I give up."

Meade and I kept asking protesters why they were comparing Scott Walker to Hitler. It's not something I agree with, but human beings have their subjective experience. You're welcome to regard them as full of shit. That's your prerogative as a human being. Good luck getting your subjective perceptions close to something that we might properly agree to call "reality."

dbp said...

Palladian said...

"Professor Goatee is eschewing a beverage altogether opting, instead, to chew the skin off his fingertips."

I think he is just finishing his grizzly meal: He started with an entree consisting of Theresa Heinz Kerry's finger tips.

Quaestor said...

You're welcome to regard them as full of shit.

Not full of shit, surely. The shit is mostly confined to their craniums

alan markus said...

@ Aridog:

Thanks for the link - it has always been a treat when they appear here - now I have somewhere to go to find them.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

But when the only thing that's keeping a person in a relationship is pity (as opposed to sympathy), that relationship is in serious trouble. Because there's a fine line between pity and contempt. And contempt is a relationship killer. In love as in politics.

@yashu
That is a very profound insight. I do believe that people are no longer awed by Obama and are even feeling a bit embarrassed and sorry for him. In the way that you feel uncomfortable watching someone take a pratfall. You really want to laugh, but feel sorry for their awkwardness. If they keep running into the manhole, pretty soon you realize that they are not worthy of pity and are just stupid.

Petunia has nailed it. Over hype and hysteria. The crying guy...."OMG democracy is DEAD because we had an election and I lost!!! Life as we know it is over!!!" I believe the hysteria of the Occupy movement and the protesters in Wisconsin, turned off people who might otherwise have considered their points.

damikesc said...

I'm awaiting November to see how my father-in-law handles it. He watches nothing outside of South Carolina athletics and MSNBC. He might be stunned.

Shock and naw:(

Good line.

So nice to see a gracious winner.

Because when the recall started, kindness was the order of the day?

Still getting moist at the idea of him being indicted?

If you want civility --- start being civil.

I have been collaborating with the occupying army.

I thought the women who got their heads shaved weren't necessarily collaborators, but women who had sex with the Germans. France had no lack of collaborators.

...but, since you live in WI --- possibly a problem. :)

Muns said...

Wonder if anyone has invented a Blogger add-on that a reader can use to filter out boring and obnoxious commenters? Putting this feature in the readers hands would prevent the inevitable cry of “censorship!!!, censorship!!!” from the blogs detractors. It'd really be nice to have this feature.

harkin said...

"Listening to NPR's callers and commentators at 11pm last Tuesday, their mournful tones did sort of sound as though they expected Nazis to shortly be marching through Madison."

I didn't listen to NPR last Tuesday night but I did listen on the night of the 2000 presidential election and also the night of 9/11.

For the election - universal outrage that Florida might go for Bush and that polling places were cesspools of vote suppression and incompetence (no mention that they were mostly run by democrats).

For the terrorist attacks - shock, & grief mixed in with attempts to explain why the world hates us - outrage completely absent.