When I heard that the Republican leadership of the WI Legislature was going to call a Special Session to push Right to Work through (despite all the other real problems we have), I was pissed. When it passed the Senate and this morning, the Assembly and was headed to Governor Walker’s desk for his signature, I felt like I had been beat up….kicked right in the balls, so to speak. Then I remembered the scene in Animal House when Otter drags himself into the frat house after he’s been ambushed and the frat brothers have all discovered they were kicked out of school. Bluto makes an impassioned speech about fighting back and not giving up. “What? Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!….And it ain’t over now… ‘Cause when the goin’ gets tough . . . the tough get goin’! Who’s with me? Let’s go! C’mon!”
Otter says, “Bluto’s right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now, we could fight ’em with conventional weapons. That could take years and cost millions of lives. Oh no. No, in this case, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.”
Here’s what I am thinking. Let’s all email the Governor and tell him not to sign the Right to Work bill into law. Click here to open the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cut and paste into the Subject line: Right to Work
Cut and paste into the body of the email: Governor Walker, I respectfully ask that you veto the Right to Work bill.
Sign your name and address. Feel free to add your own comments.
If you would rather use the contact form, click here: http://walker.wi.gov/contact-us
I know, it is a really futile and stupid gesture….but even a few thousand emails will embarrass him when he’s running for President. Imagine what a million might do.
- “Let’s do it!”
6 thoughts on ““And we’re just the guys to do it.””
Don’t sign the right to work bill into law please. Thank you.
Email sent to Walker.
Immature, barely even counting as toke-worthy nostalgic humor anymore, 35 year old movie clip, don’t waste your time people. Oh, pretend you are an activist and involved and that you did your part, but prove you are dumber than dirt and email the Walker who won’t even be informed of the numbers, much less the message.
The only chance to get at Walker’s agenda and his potentially shortest route out of the executive mansion is to VOTE on April 7. John Doe consequences ring a bell people?
I have not seen the wording of the ballot yet, but insist on a paper ballot when you vote for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and vote against tearing out the 125 year old Seniority Rule that determines who sits as the Chief Justice. Vote and bring three friends to vote.
Capper got the ball rolling yesterday:
“…don’t waste your time…”
Well, nonquixote, I don’t mean to be discouraging, but petitions are, I agree, not the most effective action as you and CD maintain although this one does not ask for a “donation” which is rarity.
I prefer writing a “Letter to the Editor” as a secondary effort either before or after voting.
Nothing was said in the OP about petitions. Emails to Walker will NOT be acknowledged except for maybe an automated response.
I do letters to the editor quite a bit, three different area papers. Budget issues need to be scrutinized and Republican legislators need to be shamed openly for every non-fiscal item in the budget.
The state Supreme Court is the next political battle where there could be a chance to maintain even a semblance of checks and balances on any legislation or policy in this state. 30 days to GOTV. Tell me something more important than that in the next 30 days. Vote and bring people out with you, IOW educate them one on one and get them to the polls.
Sent. Remember people, not saying anything is exactly what the Republicans want. They want progressives to feel like everything is hopeless and there is no point to voicing dissent.
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