News Roundup for 2/16/11

Man hides under desk
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

-Headline of the day-
"Union Protests Continue, Teachers Call In Sick Opposing WI Gov's Proposals."

Wisconsin's Scott Walker continues his quest to become America's worst governor as protesters basically invade the Capitol building in protest of his plan to dismantle most public employee unions. Schools are shutting down, traffic to the capitol square is nonexistent and Walker's support in the state is dropping like a stone.

So Scott's solution? Reiterate his threat to call out the National Guard, who -- at this point -- would probably grab signs and join in the marching.

Seeing his young governorship crumbling around his ears, Walker went all Baghdad Bob, claiming the protests numbering in the tens of thousands weren't significant, because there are "about 5.5 million people in the state." So I guess if you aren't actually out there with the firefighters, the teachers, the university employees, and the public works guys, you're totally, 100% behind Scott Walker.

You know, it's that sort of finger-on-the-pulse-of-the-people thinking that got Gov. Walker where he is today -- hiding under his desk, drinking heavily, and wishing everyone would just go away. (Talking Points Memo)

-2nd amendment remedy-
Stephen Colbert breaks down a new bill being proposed by Arizona state senator and Second Amendment hero Ron Gould.

So, to sum up, if you're a really, really stupid person and you hurt someone with a gun, you'd be golden. (Comedy Central)

-Bonus HotD-
"Barack Obama plays hardball with veto threat."

And so the Newt-Gringrichification of John Boehner begins... (Politico)

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