Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier:
While their juvenile antics may irk
Those who stay at their posts and don’t shirk,
How much better things run –
How much more we get done –
When the Democrats don’t come to work!
From the archive:
“I don’t care if your dad’s out of work
Or state budgets are going berserk:
I’m a privileged creature,
A public school teacher,
An incompetent, overpaid jerk.”
Last week’s verse:
MARDI GRAS TIME
In New Orleans, where everyone knows
How to scramble for carnival throws,
It’s just one day of fun,
Then the madness is done –
But the madness in Madison grows.
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has introduced sensible, long overdue reforms designed to give elected officials more flexibility to provide and deliver vital public services. Program control over important services such as education should be the province of governors and mayors, who are responsible to voters and taxpayers, not public unions whose leaders more often than not have a private agenda that is in direct conflict with popular will. – Frank Donatelli
Although they promised to protect the paychecks of workers from the political parasites attached to their unions, paycheck protection plans have gone down to defeat. Nevertheless, there may be another way to accomplish the same objective. Unions, after all, were established to protect workers against the alleged exploitation of management. In recent times, however, it seems that the exploitation of workers is more likely to occur at the hands of labor leaders. The solution, then, is simple. All workers should belong to two unions: one union to protect them from exploitation by their employers, and a second union to protect them from exploitation by the first union. Just to be on the safe side, they might want to join a third union to protect them from the second, and a fourth . . .
LOOK FOR THE UNION LIBEL
“Be forewarned that our slanders won’t stop
Until yours is a unionized shop:
Oh, the pictures we’ll paint
When we file our complaint!
So you might as well throw us a sop.”
“We ignore those impossible pests
And their parents’ complaints and requests:
As a matter of prudence,
We disregard students
And focus on feathering our nests.”