Video: Wisconsin protesters coping with recall results in their own special way

posted at 9:20 pm on June 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’m going to let you make the call on this one. Are “Miles” and “Thistle” real people, or are they a goof created by the MacIver Institute as a satire of anti-Walker protesters? I can kind of buy that Miles is real but Thistle appears to be some sort of new SNL recurring character in development. “Wisconsin protester girl” could be just what the show needs to make it relevant again.

The other clip, via Newsbusters, is Jon Stewart delivering a reality check to MSNBC. Lots, lots, lots more reality to come, and all of it will be even more bitter than Tuesday was.


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No offense, but clearly none of you have actually spent time in Madison, Wisconsin. As someone who has…let me tell you both of these people are very representative of a majority of Madison residence. It is — by far — the whackiest city I’ve ever been to. And I don’t mean that in a “ha ha” sort of way.

Pure, hard-core liberalism. I’d love nothing more than to go to the Capitol Building and maybe see Gov. Walker (aside from loving his politics) but I’ve avoided the city for over a year because I don’t want to get attacked by leftist goons.

englishqueen01 on June 7, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Must….catch…. breath…. laughing…. too… hard!

I wonder if I can hire Thistle to come out to my house to rant about stuff. Anything really. Obviously she’s a master of extemporary speaking and doesn’t require a lot of time to study. Good bye stress!

SpikeRHSC on June 7, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Resist We Much on June 7, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I predict this will be part of QOTD topic..:)

Dire Straits on June 7, 2012 at 10:06 PM

I was wrong..It got its own blog post!!..:)

Dire Straits on June 7, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Even Jon Stewart lampooned the Wisconsin recall. This demographic gets their “news” from Comedy Central so they must be doubly-pissed.

BHO Jonestown on June 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Thistle seems harmless enough. Send her to logic prison.

What the heck was Miles thinking he was accomplishing by blocking the CNN bus? Or was it a reflex?

Aardvark on June 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM

“We did not lose last night!”

Well, good! We look forward to you “not losing” again in November!

kbTexan on June 7, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Yes, more heaping helpings of this “not losing”!!

RWNM on June 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM

If WI is a “swing State” Obama’s reign of terror is almost over.

jpmn on June 7, 2012 at 10:23 PM

englishqueen01 on June 7, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Perhaps that is why they call it “Mad-town”? :)

Benedict Nelson on June 7, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Yes, more heaping helpings of this “not losing”!!

RWNM on June 7, 2012 at 10:20 PM

This. May we see their version of “not losing” come November.

predator on June 7, 2012 at 10:25 PM

englishqueen01 on June 7, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Perhaps that is why they call it “Mad-town”? :)

Benedict Nelson on June 7, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Or Madistan?

Or as I like to think of it
25 miles surronded by reality

Gracelynn on June 7, 2012 at 10:26 PM

“We did not lose last night!”

Well, good! We look forward to you “not losing” again in November!

kbTexan on June 7, 2012 at 9:29 PM

LOL +100

The Rogue Tomato on June 7, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Where the hell are all the trolls?

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Over here.

Gladtobehere on June 7, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Where the hell are all the trolls?

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2012 at 9:59 PM

In alleys across America, chugging Thunderbird, trying to cope with Tuesday night.

predator on June 7, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Who’s taking bets on Thistle being a product of a public school education?

Red Cloud on June 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

25 miles surronded by reality

Gracelynn on June 7, 2012 at 10:26 PM

That’s the winner! :)

Benedict Nelson on June 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

It ahould be illegal to be this stupid…

jimver on June 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Should that is…

jimver on June 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM

How do we convince the rest of the Democrats that the best way for them to win is for 0bama to lose in November?

pedestrian on June 7, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Who’s taking bets on Thistle being a product of a public school education?

Red Cloud on June 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I don’t think that woman has ever sat in a class, public or private….the whole concept of education is lost on her…

jimver on June 7, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Wow…these folks are just sick. Delusional. “If I say it enough times, it becomes true!”

And those kids in Madison were pretty delusional too.

CycloneCDB on June 7, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Even Stewart couldn’t take any more of his side’s insanity and inanity :)..his face and mimics when he was mocking O’Donnel was priceless :)…

jimver on June 7, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Thistle’s parents must be sooo proud.

Dragoro on June 7, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Too bad they didn’t sing “we shall overcome”.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Great moments, from Goebbelses today

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 10:50 PM

OK, I just watched the thistle video again and noticed that, unsurprisingly, she has armpit hair.

Mark1971 on June 7, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I’m sure her nether regions are unkempt as well…

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2012 at 10:12 PM

PuulllEAAAESE. I’m trying to eat supper here…

climbnjump on June 7, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Hufff…puff….snort…wheeze…bang…boom…boom…

…we’re ALL winners!!!…..

(everybody pick up a trophy on your way out)

/alternate_reality>

landlines on June 7, 2012 at 10:51 PM

“They called it before all the votes were in!”

Pssst. All the votes are in now.

The Rogue Tomato on June 7, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Who’s taking bets on Thistle being a product of a public school education?

Red Cloud on June 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I’m betting that she was educated here: Madison Country Day

Taught by drug addled hippies.

P. Monk on June 7, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Oh God no, reality is stranger than fiction:

http://www.thistlespace.org

H/T Steven Litvintchouk (commenter at Powerline)

JeffWeimer on June 7, 2012 at 9:30 PM

OK, THAT was awesome! Such stirring music and lyrics!/s

My ears are now bleeding, thank you very little.

Sasha List on June 7, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Is that a goy or a birl?

steebo77 on June 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM

That, uh…woman. The one in the first video….I believe I’ve seen her before…..

http://newshoesshop.blogspot.com/2012/03/happy-50th-birthday-ace-snakkle-looks.html

Dreadnought on June 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM

You owe me a new keyboard! Ice water is painful coming out that way! But you flatter Thistle comparing her with the photo on the link.

Sasha List on June 7, 2012 at 11:14 PM

OK, I just watched the thistle video again and noticed that, unsurprisingly, she has armpit hair.

Mark1971 on June 7, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I’m sure her nether regions are unkempt as well…

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2012 at 10:12 PM

…so what do you think is braided?
You don’t think there is a chance that she could reproduce do you?
Whoever hits that..should be arrested for beastiality or something.

KOOLAID2 on June 7, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Idiocracy.

Cleombrotus on June 7, 2012 at 11:26 PM

What kind of demonic portal opens up in that city anyway? Those people are firewood.

leftnomore on June 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Where the hell are all the trolls?

OmahaConservative on June 7, 2012 at 9:59 PM

They’re starring in the video.

SagebrushPuppet on June 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Sadly, bathing is not one of the special ways.

viking01 on June 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Solidarity sing-a-long?
“We are the folk song army, every one of us cares —”

Are we in a time-warp or something?

AesopFan on June 7, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Never can get enough Tom Lehrer – Still relevant 50 years later.

JFS61 on June 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM

From her website:

A return to simpler ways of relating and existing as a creature on the earth is a high priority of mine.

I’m guessing this means no “man-made” soap, toothbrush or toilet paper….the world they want the rest of us to have to endure.

TugboatPhil on June 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

It ahould be illegal to be this stupid…

jimver on June 7, 2012 at 10:34 PM

True it should, but then again it would be very expensive to house, clothe, and feed that many people in the prison for the terminally stupid. I’d prefer that being that stupid should hurt like hell!

Liberty or Death on June 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Butt. Hurt.

Kenosha Kid on June 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

if i had a hammer.. and a car door … there would be no folk singing bicycle villagers. (or rhythm-less white drummers.)

mittens on June 7, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Sorry that I only have time to read through a few, as
I do need to sleep, a little…

Delicious. Some, if not most, of you folks
have a great gift. May I do less plain fact sniping
in the future.

Proof again, that ‘liberalism is a mental disorder’.
I do think it is well beyond that… Self evident.

Nearly scary, in a weird ‘thought process’ way,
but no, I am unafraid.

May God bless TX and the USA.
The Hot-Gasians (sp) and everyone in
every state (that would be 50, and redundant)
who lurks and/or comments here. Certain.

mickytx on June 8, 2012 at 12:02 AM

I think I’ve seen Thistle’s act before. Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco about 1965. The outfits, hair, songs and agenda sure do seem to be the same as I remember

RobBert on June 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Too bad they didn’t sing “we shall overcome”.

Schadenfreude on June 7, 2012 at 10:49 PM

..well, they probably won’t…overcome that is…judging by the deep distress of the two…they will need a lot of pot, meth and other adjuvants, happy pills or anxiolitics, anti-depressants, depending where they are on the bi-polar spectrum at the particular moment…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM

The OWSer / Wisconsin protestor’s theme singers should borrow Lynyrd Skynrd’s “Oooo-ooooh That Smell.”

viking01 on June 8, 2012 at 12:21 AM

I feel sorry for her. Math is hard.

RBMN on June 7, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Yep, math, logic and critical thinking are not strong points for leftards…it’s not about facts, sound science or common sense…it’s about feelings!

Liberty or Death on June 8, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Choom chick tuned into the dog whistle: I see gravy on your future, Myrtle. Or “Thistle”, whatever.

I hope everybody looks at the Jon Stewart video, it’s pretty darn funny.

RushBaby on June 8, 2012 at 12:32 AM

That, uh…woman. The one in the first video….I believe I’ve seen her before…..

http://newshoesshop.blogspot.com/2012/03/happy-50th-birthday-ace-snakkle-looks.html

Dreadnought on June 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM

F-ing funny, thread winna! But I agree, “thistle-on-my-ass” is uglier…I mean take a look at that nose…she must have gotten run over by the ugly bus (several times) while riding her yuman powered vehicle!

Liberty or Death on June 8, 2012 at 12:45 AM

How do you parody these people?

kbTexan on June 7, 2012 at 9:38 PM

You ca’t, they are their own parodic selves :)….

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Huh. I was just thinking she is way too old for pigtails.

Fallon on June 7, 2012 at 9:39 PM

But her visage is exactly what I would expect to see ‘neath a pigtail.

predator on June 7, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Ouch :)…true though…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Nothing sweeter than a libtard’s tears. Just think now much sweeter they will be November 7th.

Wolftech on June 8, 2012 at 1:06 AM

No offense, but clearly none of you have actually spent time in Madison, Wisconsin. As someone who has…let me tell you both of these people are very representative of a majority of Madison residence. It is — by far — the whackiest city I’ve ever been to. And I don’t mean that in a “ha ha” sort of way.

Pure, hard-core liberalism. I’d love nothing more than to go to the Capitol Building and maybe see Gov. Walker (aside from loving his politics) but I’ve avoided the city for over a year because I don’t want to get attacked by leftist goons.

englishqueen01 on June 7, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Let’s hope that no one escapes the Madison ” gene pool”.

DevilsPrinciple on June 8, 2012 at 1:08 AM

…and Obama’s composite girlfriend :)….

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Oh they’re real. And they’re spehehck-tack-u-lar!

There Goes The Neighborhood on June 8, 2012 at 1:36 AM

She is right. It will never be over. So long as crazies like this are taken seriously it will never be over. That freak is no different than Boxer, Frank or Grayson. Mentally ill people elevated to levels of responsibility that no psychiatrist would advise.

pat on June 8, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Seven Percent Solution on June 7, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Unkempt perhaps, but well-traveled nonetheless.

notropis on June 8, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Poor Thistle. She seems like an unhappy person.

bluegill on June 8, 2012 at 2:52 AM

At times like these, I recall (teehee) the sage reflection of the VPOTUS:

For the first time in my life, I understood how someone could consciously decide to commit suicide. Not because they were deranged, not because they were nuts, but because they had been to the top of the mountain and they just knew in their heart they’d never get there again.

Thistle, ciao. Adios, arrividerci, later, . .

Joe, ‘consciously decide’ ? Oh, I got you… Obama makes decisions unconsciously. Thanks for clarifying.

socalcon on June 8, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Jefferson: The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants tears of Liberals. It is it’s natural manure.

socalcon on June 8, 2012 at 4:08 AM

I thought I had seen Pippy Long Stalin before.

Dollayo on June 8, 2012 at 4:13 AM

I will send you a copy of my new 2012 release Through a Window, if you send me a check for $10 or well concealed cash to: Thistle c/o the Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703. Make the check out to Kristine Pettersen.

Thistle, meet Mr. IRS Auditor…

socalcon on June 8, 2012 at 4:29 AM

Kook-fringe liberals mocking media liberals from CNN.

Comedy liberals mocking kook-fringe media nitwits from PMSNBC.

By November, the OWS crowd will have evolved the 99% 1% battle to 100 groups of 1%.
(one group must be Pig-tailed White Hippie Female Musician Activist/Organizers)

socalcon on June 8, 2012 at 4:38 AM

Love this. Where’s the popcorn guy?

Tomolena1 on June 8, 2012 at 4:57 AM

Only…if ONLY there’d been more cowbells…I think they could’ve pulled it out.

bigmacdaddy on June 8, 2012 at 5:11 AM

Notice Stewart didn’t show Shultz saying Walker was about to be indicted.

Bevan on June 8, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Beyond parody.

morganfrost on June 8, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Those protesters aren’t the best singers…tell ‘em not to quit their day jobs.

Oh, wait…

JetBoy on June 8, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Hey!!!

In the Thistle video at 0:15 is Ann Althouse’s “friend”, with the cutoff sleeves, from last year when she was attacked at the moonbat rally:
http://althouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/attack-on-althouse-at-wisconsin-capitol.html

AH_C on June 8, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Time to wind up Thistle’s braids just a little tighter….

If Obama loses, she’ll blow a gasket.

We laugh, but these leeches will be attached to our tax base for years to come.

gordo on June 8, 2012 at 8:25 AM

MORE COW BELL!!!!

mechkiller_k on June 8, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Pig Tails??

When you jump on—they make convenient ‘hand-holds’ !!

BigSven hopes they make a huge comeback with the ladies !

BigSven on June 8, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Maybe it is a “special herbal” ingredient they are adding to their bratwursts, or they are not consuming enough of their own national dairy products to feed their obviously starving brain cells; but whatever it is, it is becoming more and more apparent that there are some people in Wisconsin right now who SERIOUSLY need a life!

pilamaye on June 8, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Those protesters aren’t the best singers…tell ‘em not to quit their day jobs.

Oh, wait…

JetBoy on June 8, 2012 at 7:18 AM

That’s good…HA!

We laugh at them, until the realization, we are paying them to do this.

right2bright on June 8, 2012 at 8:33 AM

BigSven hopes they make a huge comeback with the ladies !

BigSven on June 8, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Sven, I’m with you. Thistle is all feisty and sassy.

Uhhh-huhhhh.

hawkdriver on June 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Off her meds.

Kissmygrits on June 8, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Maybe it is a “special herbal” ingredient they are adding to their bratwursts, or they are not consuming enough of their own national dairy products to feed their obviously starving brain cells; but whatever it is, it is becoming more and more apparent that there are some people in Wisconsin right now who SERIOUSLY need a life!

pilamaye on June 8, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Must be the “bath slats” these moonbats are using.

AH_C on June 8, 2012 at 9:35 AM

They must have applause signs in stewarts studio because you could tell by the laughter that those dimwits in the audience weren’t sure they were supposed to laugh. stewart could have used the exact same words and a different voice pattern and facial expressions and those sheep would have been cheering.

peacenprosperity on June 8, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Over? Over? Nothing is over until WE decide it is!!! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!!

Forget it. They’re rolling.

tech_sass on June 8, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Who’s taking bets on Thistle being a product of a public school educationor?

Red Cloud on June 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

peacenprosperity on June 8, 2012 at 10:36 AM

” … ‘Cause it’s the bird and the bees and the butterflies after all.

The birds and the bees and the butterflies unite us all …”

— Thistle, from her song, Garnet

Catchy, huh? La la la la …

Trochilus on June 8, 2012 at 11:05 AM

A google search leads me to Thistle Pettersen’s facebook page. With over 1000 friends and pictures with a “No blood for Oil” sign it would have to be an amazingly elaborate hoax.

oconp88 on June 8, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Typical Liberals. Forget facts, or even reality. All that matters is that you want something and nothing will get in the way of you getting it.

SGinNC on June 8, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Hey!!!

In the Thistle video at 0:15 is Ann Althouse’s “friend”, with the cutoff sleeves, from last year when she was attacked at the moonbat rally:
http://althouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/attack-on-althouse-at-wisconsin-capitol.html

AH_C on June 8, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Good catch! He’s the guy sporting the Walker Stalker button.

He’s identified in the MacIver clip as Michael Dickman, Solidarity Singer.

He wasn’t the guy who attacked Ann. He actually stepped in break off the physical attack. But he intervened in a way that was obviously intended to protect his fellow protester (the attacker). After immediately telling Ann, “I’ll take care of him. You take care of yourself”, he then created a diversion by engaging Ann in conversation, lectured her about Jesus, and told her she was on the “wrong side” of the issue, while the attacker faded into the crowd.

Trochilus on June 8, 2012 at 11:30 AM

OMG, she does look like Jim Carrey as that ‘chick’ on In Living Color! Heh.

Coronagold on June 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM

LOL

The jokes write themselves.

hawkdriver on June 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM

LOL

The jokes write themselves.

hawkdriver on June 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM

BTW, warning, honest warning. There’s going to be a part where you think it’s over but then she starts again. And you might be tempted to get mad at me because I posted it.

hawkdriver on June 8, 2012 at 11:51 AM

LOL

The jokes write themselves.

hawkdriver on June 8, 2012 at 11:49 AM

You watch . . . by this time next week, I’m betting she will have been booked on Letterman.

Trochilus on June 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Actually, their fearful leader was right there with them, right?

lonestarleeroy on June 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Actually, their fearful leader was right there with them, right?

lonestarleeroy on June 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Well . . . in a “twoosh master” sort of way, and at the very last second, he claimed he was!

Trochilus on June 8, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Why do I feel like I’m having a flashback from the acid I never dropped? Did half this country just slide into the Pacific and is this the new Berkeley North? Dude, who stole my love van?

Too many Mickey Mouse stamps licked at a young age.

NoPain on June 8, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Who’s taking bets on Thistle being a product of a public school educationor?

Red Cloud on June 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

peacenprosperity on June 8, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Don’t go betting against camp counselor either! (Scroll 2/3 of the way down.)

Trochilus on June 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Anybody giving odds on Thistle being an AWOL elementary school teacher whose job was saved by Governor Walker’s policies?

NTropy on June 8, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Yep, someone that at age 37 is still in college, living at home with her parents, and is majoring in Lesbian poetry of the 16th century. She thnks the center of the universe is Madison Wisconsin when every one else in the world realizes it is Truth or Consequences New Mexico. Just pray that that generation will have enough workers eventually to pick up her tab when all of us pass on.

georgeofthedesert on June 9, 2012 at 12:26 AM

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