WI unions not terribly keen on high school’s “Stand With Walker” chant

posted at 1:55 pm on March 21, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

This just seems so unsporting. After all, these high-school students didn’t make threatening calls to the unions that were singing their silly “Solidarity Song” in the capitol rotunda in Madison, to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic:

When about 300 Sheboygan Lutheran High School students and supporters piled into the rotunda of the State Capitol in Madison last Thursday after the boys basketball team clinched a trip to the finals for the Division 5 WIAA state championship, they had some time to spare.

Sharing the rotunda with a small group of pro-union demonstrators singing songs, the Lutheran High group broke into spontaneous cheers “Stand with Walker!” interspersed with cries of “LHS! LHS!” and the Common Doxology.

The resulting furor since the event has surprised school officials and state Sen. Joe Leibham, a Lutheran High alumnus who invited the group to the Capitol for a photo with the team and a celebratory reception.

“Friday morning, we had a couple of nasty phone calls all of a sudden,” said Jim Pingel, Lutheran’s executive director. “People identified themselves as union leaders, protesters. They were passive-aggressive, menacing.”

Liberal activists called the school to complain, and conservative talk radio hosts have spent days discussing the students’ actions. Charlie Sykes of WTMJ-AM in Milwaukee wrote in an online blog post that the students “decided to fight back against the anti-Walker sentiment they were witnessing during an impromptu visit.”

Seriously?  Having a handful of high-school students counterprotest — even just in jest, which is what this seems to be — causes the union activists so much grief that they have to make nasty calls to the school?  That doesn’t sound like a confident movement; it sounds like a bunch of crybabies that can dish out the protests but need to threaten people to keep them from speaking their own minds.

Small wonder that Governor Scott Walker says that the recall effort is the unions’ Waterloo:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his upcoming recall election is a “Waterloo” moment for national unions that will “invest everything possible to try and take me out to send a message.”

Walker told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren on Monday night in Milwaukee he believes the vast majority of money that will pour into the June recall will come from out of state. And the unions, the Republican governor said, will be leading the charge against him in the new few months.

“The national unions, for them, this is all about the money,” Walker said. “It’s not just about the budget or collective bargaining. We gave nearly every, well, we gave every public employee in the state the freedom to choose whether or not they want to be in a union or not and I think that’s really why this is a Waterloo for them.”

Walker said his recall election is about more than just the future of Wisconsin for the national unions — it’s a message to any other elected official who would try to tackle collective bargaining and other controversial reforms.

“They’re going to invest everything possible to try and take me out to send a message not only to other Republican governors, but I think to a number of discerning Democrat governors and mayors who look at this and say, you know what? Maybe we can rein in our cost here and be able to balance our budget in a way that’s responsible if we do some of the same things that they’ve done in Wisconsin,” Walker said.

No kidding.  But even at Waterloo, Napoleon’s soldiers probably whined less about the result.


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This is why all “education” should be controlled by the states and federal government.

PappyD61 on March 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM

“Walker” like from the little kids in Mad Max 3?

Oil Can on March 21, 2012 at 1:58 PM

…..then we wouldn’t get all this diversity of opinion and so many choices.

PappyD61 on March 21, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Of course the unions represent the interest of the students better than the students.

BlueCollarAstronaut on March 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM

That doesn’t sound like a confident movement; it sounds like a bunch of crybabies that can dish out the protests but need to threaten people to keep them from speaking their own minds.

Look for the union label….it’s the one with tear stains on it.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

BUT, BUT, BUT, WHAT ABOUT “THE WAR ON WOMEN”!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!eLeVeNtY!!!!1111

Strike Hornet on March 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Having a handful of high-school students counterprotest — even just in jest, which is what this seems to be — causes the union activists so much grief that they have to make nasty calls to the school?

People who believe in a one party State hate anyone who voices a different opinion.

rbj on March 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

If they had been holding Che Guevara posters, or pictures of Lenin, they would’ve been hailed as Union heroes.

Unionistas are no better than Brownshirts.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

But even at Waterloo, Napoleon’s soldiers probably whined less about the result.

Hahahahahaha….

You still got it Ed.

ButterflyDragon on March 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Remind me why we couldn’t have this guy on the ticket, please.

Archivarix on March 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

O/T, but huge! The SC ruled against the epa for property owners! Thank YOU all SC Justices for this ruling! May you do the same on bhocare.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/supreme-court-sides-with-private-property-owner-in-landmark-epa-case/
L

letget on March 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Remember, for the Unioncrat Party of Wisconsin, it’s all about 110% fealty.

Steve Eggleston on March 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM

“Friday morning, we had a couple of nasty phone calls all of a sudden,” said Jim Pingel, Lutheran’s executive director. “People identified themselves as union leaders, protesters. They were passive-aggressive, menacing.”

We’re going to threaten the children…for the children.

-Teacher’s Union

Weight of Glory on March 21, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Walker told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren on Monday night in Milwaukee he believes the vast majority of money that will pour into the June recall will come from out of state. And the unions, the Republican governor said, will be leading the charge against him in the new few months.

This will not sit well with Dear Leader. He wants his stash to be receiving union deposits.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Excellent tagline Ed :)

cmsinaz on March 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

They won the state championship on a 3 pointer with 4 seconds on the clock. Winners all around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGJzhzGfqDI&feature=player_embedded

Compared to the run of the mill leftist pu$$ies, who felt punked by the ideas of mere children.

MNHawk on March 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I’m not surprised they whined to the school about it. After all, these are the same people who’ve apparently never accepted the fact they lost in ’10. They’re nothing but sore losers.

changer1701 on March 21, 2012 at 2:07 PM

The SEIU busted these kid’s teeth on the way home….for the children.

TugboatPhil on March 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The complainers are probably the same people who celebrated the kids who chanted, O-BAM-A! O-BAM-A! in 2009.

aunursa on March 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

The Teachers Union War on Children.

starboardhelm on March 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

LCMS, Here I(we)stand.

MontanaMmmm on March 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Going to have to donate again to Governor Walker’s campaign.

Free speech is a one way street to demokrats, unions, and Liberals (BIRM, BIRM).

jukin3 on March 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Seriously? Having a handful of high-school students counterprotest — even just in jest, which is what this seems to be — causes the union activists so much grief that they have to make nasty calls to the school?

I’d guess some of these “union activists” were public school teachers who are pi$$ed at having to compete with private schools like Lutheran High School.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Of course, when teachers were dragging their kids into the Solidarity “sing”-a-long, the unionistas were applauding. The school board, to its credit, didn’t quite see it that way.

Steve Eggleston on March 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Immature brats, and also high-school students.

Hit those union commies again, Ed!

ITguy on March 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Let’s talk about the maturity level of the Fleebaggers who left the state to avoid a discussion. Next to them, those high school kids are lighy years more mature and gutsy.

waterytart on March 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

light years……..argh

waterytart on March 21, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Though he lives in central Illinois-I could DEFINITELY see Spawn and his friends doin’ something like that.
Out-STANDING!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Walker told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren on Monday night in Milwaukee he believes the vast majority of money that will pour into the June recall will come from out of state. And the unions, the Republican governor said, will be leading the charge against him in the new few months.

This will not sit well with Dear Leader. He wants his stash to be receiving union deposits.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Good deal. Every dime that we can bleed off the greedy unions for Wisconsin is a dime that won’t be going into little Bammie’s reelection coffers.

slickwillie2001 on March 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

this is what democracy looks like.

Machismo on March 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

O/T, but huge! The SC ruled against the epa for property owners! Thank YOU all SC Justices for this ruling! May you do the same on bhocare.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/supreme-court-sides-with-private-property-owner-in-landmark-epa-case/
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letget on March 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

The most important quote from the article:

The court’s opinion “is better than nothing, but only clarification of the reach of the Clean Water Act can rectify the underlying problem,” Alito said.

That statement above shows the real problems in our country. It’s not a Democrat/Republican thing on the face of it. What’s happened is we have a Congress that has lazily relinquished it’s responsibilities to Executive Branch regulatory agencies which will always blow according to whatever political wind is coming from the White House.

Congress needs to step up to their Constitutional responsibilities and quit trying to pass the buck with vague language in legislation that allows a bureaucrat the ultimate power over the citizens of this country. (ObamaCare is the most egregious example)

ButterflyDragon on March 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Please, Obama, stop this War on Children

faraway on March 21, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Its gonna be the WEAC Waterloo!!

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM

They sure give Prof. Althouse a bunch of garbage.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I guess they love freedom of speech…but only if it applies to the unions and no one else.

hamman1956 on March 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Heres the new GoonEtte going after Walker,….Falk!!

WEAC
*****

‎”Class sizes did go up in 144 districts, which is about 40 percent of districts statewide, officials said.”

Reality Check: Falk Ad Blames Walker For School Cuts
http://www.channel3000.com

MADISON, Wis. — A new ad supporting former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk in a likely recall election says that Gov. Scott Walker’s budget gutted education and blames him for increased class sizes. Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
=======================================

http://www.facebook.com/MyWEAC

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM

The SEIU busted these kid’s teeth on the way home….for the children.

TugboatPhil on March 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

+1 Phil

DanMan on March 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Speaking of the Children…………….,Uniion Tactics in the
classroom,acted out….by yes….the children!!!!!!

Employee Rights Act: Classroom Elections
Uploaded by unionfacts on Jan 5, 2012
**************************************

Funny commercial by the Center for Union Facts rips union leaders for corruption, forced dues, discrimination, and politics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahvDnPY5rsY&feature=youtu.be

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I could see these union members grief, they take time off from work to come sing at the capital and these kids interrupt the acapella event. — or maybe the were working (paid protestors again) and the kids were still messing up their performance. Maybe the solution is for the union members to take their singing someplace where they can’t be interrupted like a union hall.

I doubt you would have seen the brainwashed public school kids advocating for freedom like this. This is from a school where kids must have learned the whole story of the WI protests. As Walker said in the clip “It’s all about the money” – money that can be used for whatever purpose the leaders want.

KenInIL on March 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Unions are bastions for progressives and communists, they should all be done away with, for the collective good of the nation.

Meople on March 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I thought those kids were genuine and fresh, and their intervention spontaneous and exhilarating…compare that to the singing of those bores paid by their unions (wonder if they were doing it during their own time, or were given a pass from work), you couldn’t have a more stark contrast…

jimver on March 21, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Archivarix on March 21, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Because we still need him here…

WhoU4 on March 21, 2012 at 2:42 PM

BUT, BUT, BUT, WHAT ABOUT “THE WAR ON WOMEN”!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!eLeVeNtY!!!!1111

Strike Hornet on March 21, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Strike Hornet:

Well,there has been a rash of attacks against Liberal Women
Politicians,with in the last month!!

My guess,a False Narrative,to bolster the War on Women meme!!
===============================================================

Sen. Wendy Davis (D)

@NBCDFW tweeted:
****************

#BREAKING – suspect booked into jail on $50,000 bond in attack on Sen. Wendy Davis’ office

http://t.co/gbWnQozrStory
Submitted 3 hours ago from twitter.com/NBCDFW
http://www.breakingnews.com/
=============================

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Walker will get no help from the GOP, he has to much backbone for that bunch of jellyfish. Those kids even if in jest at least showed spunk.

savage24 on March 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Great Links, even though you need to be careful of Channel3000… A bit on the left side. Anyway one more place you might want to keep your eye on as Vicki’s been keeping a great eye on the recall.

Facebook Link: Vicki McKenna

WhoU4 on March 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Sheboygan Lutheran High School(Facebook)
****************************************

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheboygan-Lutheran-High-School/110202965675850

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 21, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Lutherans for Liberty!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blFVL68s4-Y&feature=related

MontanaMmmm on March 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:30 PM
—————————————

Great Links, even though you need to be careful of Channel3000… A bit on the left side. Anyway one more place you might want to keep your eye on as Vicki’s been keeping a great eye on the recall.

Facebook Link: Vicki McKenna

WhoU4 on March 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM

WhoU4:Will do on McKenna,I still have a boat-load of related Union/
teacher linkys!:)

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:54 PM

SERIOUSLY. The Unions get pissed because some students dared disagree with them? So they call the school to threaten? Threaten WHOM? The kids??

Apparently LHS isn’t doing a good enough job brainwashing the future union members of America….

/s

Book on March 21, 2012 at 2:55 PM

It’s 50% effort, 30% talk, and 40% guts. At 120% strength, the WI losers are saying they are the 99%, so that means 99% of 120% = 118.8%. They are still out of their minds with logic, reality, and fact. This is the 2+2=5 crowd who have never, NEVER, had any responsibility except making sure their direct deposit hit the bank. Please apply the same vim toward the situation with the state, as you do when your check does not post. Take some math lessons. Understand the pressures of being in charge, not some little punk ankle biter. Take a bath. Go home to your family and teach your own children about honest, strength, liberty, and individual integrity. If I moved into your house, would you be upset if I complained about you not sharing your paycheck with me because I lived there? Why? If I slapped your mother in front of you, would you be mad? Why? You want the money to do nothing. You want anarchy without consequence, but you want to be protected (and are OUTRAGED) by high school students who have more maturity than you? Go back to the teacher who said that it was ok that 2+2=5 and slap the taste out their mouth. They told you a lie. It was not fact. It was to pacify you instead of telling you it was wrong. The world is cruel and they did not prepare you for it. Not my fault and not my problem. Look into the mirror of your own soul and search out if you want your kids to be whining little losers at your age, begging at the corner for change. If not, then you have to make that happen. I’m not going to do your job, and pay you to sit on your forth point of contact.

Molonlabe2004 on March 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM

So,it was a Duel,of the,

UnionZombieLockedStepStudentBots,

against,

FreedomLovingFreeThinkingStudentNonBots!!

Awesome!!

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:57 PM

It takes a village,er,

a Union,er,Teacher Unions,er……..

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 2:57 PM

canopfor, watch the vid I posted above.

MontanaMmmm on March 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM

The Teachers Union War on Children.

starboardhelm on March 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM

This.

The commercials write themselves! Come on Republicans!

LoganSix on March 21, 2012 at 3:02 PM

“Free speech for me but not for thee (unless you’re agreeing with me).” — Union thugs

AZCoyote on March 21, 2012 at 3:03 PM

U N I O N…S L U T S !

KOOLAID2 on March 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Here’s the Leftist mindset in a nutshell: Conservatives are evil. Leftists are morally superior. Therefore, what seems like double standards to sane people are not double standards at all, to those in the grip of insane ideas.

ConservativeLA on March 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Why do Unions hate children?

Strike Hornet on March 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Why do Unions hate children?

Strike Hornet on March 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Because kids don’t pay union dues?

AZCoyote on March 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I could see these union members grief….maybe they were working

KenInIL on March 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I see your point :)

NapaConservative on March 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM

It was hard to pick up on the audio but, if you can read lips, you can just make out some of the kids calling Mother Jones the s-word.

It was about the Lutheran War on Women after all!

PS: before you strain your progressive eyes – just kidding!

Laurence on March 21, 2012 at 3:35 PM

More proof that the left can dish it out but they can’t take it.

bs4948800 on March 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Why do Unions hate children?
Strike Hornet on March 21, 2012 at 3:16 PM

My theory is they are so focused on their needs,
Hates not far behind selfishness
The children are only a tool to those ends.

MrMoe on March 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Kids = snappy sports cheer with clapping + giggling

Union Members = Joyless, eerie dirge by dead-eyed zombies

BatonRogue on March 21, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Apparently the Lutherans didn’t get the ‘true’ cirriculum

John Kettlewell on March 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I sure hope the police are looking into the threats directed to the school. More than one call was made. Sounds like a terrorist threat to me.

Mirimichi on March 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Save Scott Walker, mmmm, mmmmm, mmmm!

Nemesis of Jihad on March 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Interesting thing is that we are now starting to see a battle shape up between the industrial unions and the government unions. The government unions are becoming unsustainable and the industrial unions know it.

The private sector unions are starting to see more butter on the Republican side of their bread.

crosspatch on March 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

“Friday morning, we had a couple of nasty phone calls all of a sudden,” said Jim Pingel, Lutheran’s executive director. “People identified themselves as union leaders, protesters. They were passive-aggressive, menacing.”

Wouldn’t be at all surprised, but let’s hear the recordings or at least provide some specific quotes. Sounds overblown/fishy. I’ve heard enough Libtard Newspeak to be able to identify it when it comes from others as well.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Congress needs to step up to their Constitutional responsibilities and quit trying to pass the buck with vague language in legislation that allows a bureaucrat the ultimate power over the citizens of this country. (ObamaCare is the most egregious example)

ButterflyDragon on March 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM

This.

And, it should be ‘shouted from the rooftops.’

jersey taxpayer on March 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Why ain’t the Union pissed at the teachers for their abject failure in the pergressive indoctrination of the kiddies?

After all . . .

BigAlSouth on March 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I hope Walker survives. I’m so jealous of WI. I live in upstate NY and I wish we had a man like Scott Walker to take onour teachers unions.

magicbeans on March 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Sheboygan Lutheran High School?

Guess them teachers ain’t union.

BigAlSouth on March 21, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Someday I will crawl across broken glass if needed to vote for Walker as POTUS!

/hell yeah!

roy_batty on March 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I hope Walker survives. I’m so jealous of WI. I live in upstate NY and I wish we had a man like Scott Walker to take onour teachers unions.

magicbeans on March 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

.
Chris Christie is not all that far away.

listens2glenn on March 21, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Lutherans for Liberty!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blFVL68s4-Y&feature=related

MontanaMmmm on March 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

MontanaMmmm:Wow,they are a force to be reckoned with,!:)

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM

this is what democracy looks like.

Machismo on March 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Except this is not what we are.

I admire Scott Walker. I admire Brian Terry. Both should have been a tie for Person of the Year. Time blew it.

jazzuscounty on March 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Wow you have to admire the dedication of those teacher union members! Always working hard to educate the students no matter where, no matter how. Of course, thanks to the inevitable union goon intimidation tactics, the kids are getting a very different message from the lesson than the union thinks they are sending.

Pay attention, students, this is your brain on Unions.

Lily on March 21, 2012 at 6:41 PM

ButterflyDragon posted:

“Congress needs to step up to their Constitutional responsibilities and quit trying to pass the buck with vague language in legislation that allows a bureaucrat the ultimate power over the citizens of this country. (ObamaCare is the most egregious example)”

This. I want candidates for Congress to take a pledge that they will pass legislation requiring Congressional action on any regulation before it can be implemented. No more, “well, we didn’t mean that.

Zusnn on March 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM

This is going to be Walker’s Waterloo… and he’s the Duke of Wellington!

(I don’t think anyone’s still reading these comments, but whatever.)

Tzetzes on March 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM