New Tone (yeah right)


March 19, 2011

Wisconsin after the Union Takeover (and their leftist crimes)

By Josiah Cantrall

“Are you wearing a bulletproof vest?”
Click.  Michael Hintze’s phone line went dead — the caller never identified himself.  A prominent Wisconsin Tea Party leader, Hintze is the latest recipient of anonymous death threats.
Maybe you thought it was finally over in Wisconsin.  Walker overcame the liberal blitzkrieg, elected Republicans decided that there’s no moderate stance between bankruptcy and prosperity, the bill was passed and signed, and the fourteen Democrats gave up their life on the run. 
But there’s more.  Though chapter one undeniably ended with a resounding victory for Walker, the next part may easily become a forgotten chapter among thousands in the left’s annals of Alinsky-style combat.
Wisconsin has become the latest setting for organized liberal activism.  Pro-union forces are setting out to execute the power-plays of leftism: divide, intimidate, and conquer.  Community organizers are working tirelessly to increase the opposition through lies and distortion in the hope of building cold-blooded hatred for Walker and his allies. 
Traditional Wisconsin symbols have been co-opted to foment anti-Walker sentiment.  UW Madison mascot Bucky Badger is portrayed as a victim of Walker’s budget cuts, cheese is promoted as union-friendly, and some even claim that Walker has cut state funding for the Green Bay Packers.
Shockingly, the absurdity doesn’t end there.  The Wisconsin Dog Rescue is joining others in vilifying Walker as a dog-hater, and liberal blogs steadfastly avow that “Governor Scott Walker wants to kill puppies.”
Common citizens and private businesses are the next objects of union wrath.  Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association Jim Palmer signed a letter giving businesses who donated to Gov. Walker’s campaign one week to publicly denounce Walker or face a union-organized boycott.
Sendik’s Food Market has refused to capitulate.  Consequently, their doors were super-glued shut at one of their Milwaukee locations.
In Merrill, a group trying to recall Democrat Sen. Jim Holperin set up a table outside the Lincoln County Courthouse.   Soon union protestors arrived and surrounded the group’s table, waving signs and screaming through megaphones.  In a press release, the group reported that even as the pro-union crowd chanted “this is what Democracy looks like,” one of the protesters, “pretending to be interested in signing the petition, wrote profanity across a partially collected petition form, then began ripping up the completed petitions that were in close proximity.”
Pro-union forces remained around the table and prevented people from reaching the petitions.  According to the group, police officers stood by and did nothing.
In another incident, during school hours, a supposed teacher posted this on the Madison Craigslist:
So you Tea Bags want to take away my hard earned blue ribbon bennies. Well guess what you scum sucking Tea Bags, I got your kids all day long in my classroom and with just a few slick questions I know who the little tea bags are! And you think you’ll have the last laugh HA-Ha-ha
I, too, a twenty-year-old college student, have been subject to this union onslaught.  Nearly two weeks ago, I captured incriminating video of doctors handing out sick passes on the streets of Madison.  The video went viral, and I consequently appeared on Fox News and several radio shows to discuss the fraud.  The left has yet to forgive me.
I’ve been stalked, chased, and verbally assaulted by several individuals.  One woman drew a crowd around me and proceeded to rattle off my full name, my age, my hometown, and the exact size of my family.  She noted that I am the second-oldest of thirteen children.  She also recited the very dates I had been on Fox News and the time period of my visit to New York.
Creepy though it was, this woman’s knowledge of my personal life was impressive. She knew information that many of my friends were not aware of.
This is the new norm in Wisconsin: an unrivaled, systematic assault is leveled against anyone who refuses to carry the union’s water.  It’s a war zone where the left seems driven by Saul Alinsky’s motto: “The end justifies almost any means.”
Democrats and their union allies are making their agenda clear:  retain power at all costs.  If they can raise enough money, silence enough foes, recall enough senators, intimidate the opposition, and strong-arm enough businesses, they believe that they will ultimately win.
If they lose the fight to preserve collective demanding, Democrats fear that Republicans will review every other liberal policy failure.  Entitlement reform could be the next target — or worse yet, America’s growing economic quagmire, also known as the national debt.
Gov. Walker is a new kind of Republican — a leader whose steadfast convictions break from the indecisive muddling that has forever defined the right.
Such fortitude is a dramatic shift from past eras, where Democrats routinely bullied Republican leaders onto their list of tribute-paying victims.  Walker’s victory changes all that.  It sends a simple but clear message to the overpowering bully: “Take my name off your list.”
That is something the left can’t afford to tolerate.
Josiah Cantrall also writes for, and his works have been referenced by USA Today, Megyn Kelly, and Greg Gutfeld.  He has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Channel,, and the Lars Larson show.  His Washington Times column debuts April 1.  Follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

March 18, 2011

Chilling threats made against Althouse

Rick Moran

It’s like living in Venezuela.

Blogger, lawyer Ann Althouse, who has been covering the Wisconsin labor dispute, received what can only be called a declaration of war on her from someone – or, more likely, some people – who don’t like her anti-union sentiments.

This isn’t a one way fight any more. We will take it from the internet right to 2114Chamberlain Avenue. Do you have any idea where you live? Let us spell it out for you.We understand that you like to eat on the square. You like the Baked Potato at the Old Fashioned, do you? There were five of us in there last Tuesday. You like to eat at Fresco? We’re in the Overture eating, serving, cooking, playing, and performing. Atleast twenty of us have worked for Food Fight. You like to f***g drink at FAIR TRADE do you? At FAIR TRADE? You are citizen-BANNED from Fair Trade. We will Walker you straight out of the place whenever you show up. We are at every coffee shop on State,open to close, all the time. We will hang up wanted posters of you everywhere you like o go. We will picket on public property as close to your house as we can every day.We will harrass the ever loving s**t out of you all the time. Campus is OCCUPIED. Statestreet is OCCUPIED. The Square is OCCUPIED. Vilas, Schenk’s Corners, Atwood, Willy Street – Occupied, Occupied, Occupied, Occupied. Did you really think it was all about the Capitol? F**k the Capitol, we are the CITY.We are hard-drinking, weed-smoking, rude, obnoxious, auto-didactic, uppity f***g TOWNIES. We know you hate us. We know you hate us because we ruin your imaginary, Men’s Magazine, UW Admission’s Pamphlet, Madison Magazine, Isthmus Arts vision of our City. You think that our town should be on perpetual vigil just in case you need a little peace and quiet. You think we should go down quiet while Walker economically rapes us because you want to lead a f***g tour group? Sorry babe, not gonna happen. And because you couldn’t even show a modicum of fairness, integrity,or neutrality and because you had the iron f***g stones to try to pull this here, on OUR campus, in OUR city, in OUR state in OUR country (and that is about the only reason we have any grudging respect for you), now YOU are a target.

The misspellings, the obscenities, the poor structure, the rambling nature of this screed all point to a proud near-graduate of our public education system. Just the sort who would be defending teachers who slept away the school day – along with Hemingway here – instead of teaching something valuable so that this jamoke could get a job and stop bothering decent, law abiding citizens.

Note: 302 people have “liked” this on Facebook as of this writing.

I don’t know what’s scarier; that these people have obviously been following Althouse all around Madison or that they feel empowered enough to make these threats and get away with them.

Not a word about this and similar thuggery from unions in Wisconsin directed against their opponents from President Obama or any national Democrat.


The Left’s New Tone? “…you will be killed and your familes will also be killed…”


Posted by LaborUnionReport (Profile)

Thursday, March 10th at 1:30PM EST


Because you believe in freedom and fiscal responsibility, you’ve been told that you are racist hate-monger. Because you rallied and held Gadsen Flags, you’ve been called astroturf. You were blamed for a shooting by an anarchist madman. As you’ve watched in horror as your country has been consumed by collectivist unions and crony capitalists, you’ve been accused of advocating slavery and hypocritically excoriated for rhetoric.

For all of their false accusations, there is nothing, nothing that compares to this [via Drudge]:

Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your familes will also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explain to them that this is because if we get rid of you and your families then it will save the rights of 300,000 people and also be able to close the deficit that you have created. I hope you have a good time in hell. Read below for more information on possible scenarios in which you will die.

WE want to make this perfectly clear. Because of your actions today and in the past couple of weeks I and the group of people that are working with me have decided that we’ve had enough. We feel that you and the people that support the dictator have to die. We have tried many other ways of dealing with your corruption but you have taken things too far and we will not stand for it any longer. So, this is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records. We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, we decided that we wouldn’t leave it there. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message to you since you are so “high” on Koch and have decided that you are now going to single handedly make this a dictatorship instead of a demorcratic process. So we have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol, and well I won’t tell you all of them because that’s just no fun. Since we know that you are not smart enough to figure out why this is happening to you we have decided to make it perfectly clear to you. If you and your goonies feel that it’s necessary to strip the rights of 300,000 people and ruin their lives, making them unable to feed, clothe, and provide the necessities to their families and themselves then We Will “get rid of” (in which I mean kill) you. Please understand that this does not include the heroic Rep. Senator that risked everything to go aganist what you and your goonies wanted him to do. We feel that it’s worth our lives to do this, because we would be saving the lives of 300,000 people. Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. YOU WILL DIE!!!! [Emphasis added.]

Where is the Left’s condemnations? Where is the President and his “we thrive together” campaign? Where is Secretary Napolitano and her fight against domestic terrorism?

Let’s talk about “new tone” now, shall we?


“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”  Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

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