Feb 22, 201608:56 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Walker’s ‘war on workers’ and other paranoid conspiracies
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Walker’s ‘war on workers’
It’s that tiresome Democratic meme again. The Sunday New York Times tells us that Gov. Walker has resumed (did he ever suspend?) his “War on Workers.”
Hieronymus Bosch depicts Walker’s War on Workers
“Workers” in Wisconsin state government are being carpet bombed with … what? Common sense management practices? The Times heroically tried to inflame modern management 101 into an ISIS-level assault on the proletariat. In the liberal-progressive-socialist cult of victimology, government employees are as much victims as LGBTs, students, racial minorities, women, and even — post Ferguson — criminals.
“New hires who had six months probation will now be under a two-year watch in which to please their masters,” The Times shrieks.
Yeah, pleasing the boss for two years instead of only six months, that’s Hague Tribunal stuff. (We note, for the record, that for everyone but government workers, Wisconsin is an at-will employment state, meaning you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all — as opposed to being fired only for “just cause.” Been that way for decades.)
But wait, there’s more outrage in Gotham: “Gone, too, is seniority as a bulwark for job protection: administrators will now be able to do layoffs based on subjective evaluations of a worker’s job performance.”
The horrors! Please tell us it was all a mistake. In a tight budget, the diligent and most accomplished will remain on the job while the under-performers will be let go? Say it ain’t so, Joe!
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• As you sow … Iowa County D.A. Larry Nelson was hoping to become a circuit court judge. He boasted that he participated in the discredited John Doe 2 free speech witchhunt. Voters took notice. Larry Nelson came in third and out of the running in Tuesday’s primary. Perhaps Nelson’s coup de grace was his reprint of a Capital Times editorial praising the assault on political speech, Matt Kittle reports at Wisconsin Watchdog.
• The Paul Ryan scenario, Part #36 — “Campaigns secretly prep for brokered GOP convention — Politico, Feb. 16.
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