It started on Monday when Lady Justice and Lady Liberty tagged team Scott Walker and the Teapublicans.
First Governor Ultrasound got his wand bent when a federal judge issued an injunction against his legalized rape law. And it did not look like Walker will have much luck getting it reinstated, based on what the judge wrote:
"There will almost certainly be irreparable harm to those women who will be foreclosed from having an abortion in the next week either because of the undue burden of travel or the late stage of pregnancy, as well as facing increasing health risks caused by delay," the judge wrote. "Since the state has failed to date to demonstrate any benefit to maternal health of imposing this restriction, there is no meaningful counterweight recognized by the United States Supreme Court to justify the act's immediate enforcement."This was followed a few hours later as news broke that Walker received a second set back when the same justice informed Walker that yes, the First Amendment still applies, even in Fitzwalkerstan. In fact, the judge's reasoning was so informed and the case against them that it actually penetrated Walker's thick skull enough that he is choosing to just accept this defeat - a rare feat in itself.
Continuing with the momentum, some grass roots groups in Wauwatosa did as they promised they would and delivered 4,300 signatures of people opposed to Citizens United.
The momentum continued to swing in the favor of the good guys, even in the far Northwoods, were the Penokee Pinkertons were terrorizing the good people there. The
At the time, I questioned whether the jackboots were even here legally, since they are required to be licensed to operate in this state. Apparently the right word got in the right ear and the press actually got to work and found that the thugs were indeed not licensed and the mining company had to pull them back after all.
In the meantime, they ruined their public image and showed that their greed will compel them to no ends, including the use of violence.
The next thing in this three day streak was when Milwaukee County Emperor Abele found out that the emperor's new clothes are not what he thought they were and that (most) people were not cowed by his wealth and were not going to roll over for him.
a series of vetoes and proposals that would have exploited workers, abandoned the most vulnerable citizens, screwed over taxpayers and perpetuated the tradition of corruption in the county executive's office. The County Board again had to be the adults in the room and again fire the inept and unethical corporation counsel, keep Abele's hatchet woman from forcing the county's most vulnerable citizens into unsafe situations by closing the mental health complex and ensuring that the county's rights are protected by hiring competent attorneys.
The most amazing part of this latest saga was when Abele, in mid-temper tantrum, came up with this doozy:
The board sealed its firing of Walker through a 13-5 vote to override Abele's veto of an earlier board vote. Abele labeled that move "unethical" and unprecedented.In Abele's world, firing an unethical employee is unethical. And we are allowing him to stay in office why?
The Teapublicans' horrible, awful, no good, couldn't get worse week continued when Congresswoman Gwen Moore let the secret out of the cellophane bag:
The politician who beat Scott Walker in his first run for elective office said Wednesday that the Wisconsin governor doesn't have a chance to become president in 2016.
In fact, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, a Milwaukee Democrat, said that if Walker decides to run, he wouldn't even get through the Republican primaries.
"I've known him a really long time and I think he would lose," Moore said during a 45-minute telephone interview with Journal Sentinel editors and reporters. "I think he has a lot of self-confidence, with the emphasis on self."
To top it off, all of this happened in just the past three days.
As I have said at the beginning of this post, it's been a long time since I've felt this good and this hopeful. I kind of like this feeling and I hope it sticks around for a long time - or at least 16 more months.