Cheese and politics don’t mix. That’s what a bunch of pro-Walker folks e-mailed to tell me after I sent that letter to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
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Scott Walker is a Dick. At least one judge thinks so too. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/18/wisconsin-union-law-lawsuit_n_837580.html
BTW-Great article on the Wisconsin Farmland.
Hey Tupper, I’ve been updating my blog links and added you. I thought I had done that ages ago, sorry.
Thanks Gordon. When you coming East?
About 15 minutes from where I grew an officer was shot yesterday. Some of the officers on the scene were from families of kids I went to school with.
This was in Wisconsin – these are the people that Walker is trying so desperately to take ‘collective bargaining’ away from. These are the families affected – one of them is burying a son. http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/118383584.html
Walker wants it both ways, appearing to give a shit by ordering flags at half staff, while stealing benefits while he was alive.
The organizations that support the farmers ought to be fighting this with their last breath, but instead are on the same payroll as Walker, they are not supporting the farmer – they are telling the farmer how they should think to support the organization.
Growing up in Wisconsin and with family still there I can’t help but take this personally, sorry to hijack your blog with my rant.
FWIW, the Wisconsin Farmer’s Union (the coop farmers) and Family Farm Defenders really do support farmers and they have joined us on the square. WFU runs Kamp Kenwood a summer camp that teaches the cooperative economic model. They even have a disciplinary system that is non-hierarchal peer review (the campers police themselves by committee).
I love the pretense that food and politics don’t mix. I can’t believe how many times I have heard that. Sure, even the most psychotic right-winger doesn’t wan’t tainted food–that is human survival. The Fabians also had the flawed logic that consumerism unites us as humans as the one thing that we have in common. The reality is that some consumerism is disastrous to the ability of the majority of people to consume at a subsistence level. Wasn’t it de Gaulle who said “Only peril can bring the French together. One can’t impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese.” Yeah, Cheese and politics don’t mix.