July 10, 2008

James Buchen can barely get a word in edgewise

Madison's left-leaning Capital Times certainly has a sense of humor.

Last week, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce's vice president of government relations, James A. Buchen, fired off a comically intemperate "news column" complaining that the free speech rights of Wisconsin businesses were "under assault."

This morning the Capital Times reproduced* Buchen's screed on its opinion pages for several hundred thousand more readers.

I think everybody with the means to do so should likewise reproduce, link to, or what have you in solidarity with Mr. Buchen in order to demonstrate the awful, tortious, oppressive, repressive suppression of speech that WMC must endure.

Good lord, what is this country coming to? It's getting so bad, WMC can hardly spend a few million bucks defaming anybody anymore.

* Scroll down to find a Buchenite calling Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson a "Stalinist" whilst simultaneously accusing "the left" of demonizing the opposition.

11 comments:

John Foust said...

Don't make me start PhotoShop to create the "Don't Silence WMC" banners. I'm open to ideas, though.

illusory tenant said...

lol - send me one.

Emily said...

Do businesses/corporations still count as people when it comes to constitutional rights? I've never been very clear on how that works.

illusory tenant said...

Yep.

John Foust said...

Come on, kids, inspire! Gableman with duct tape and corporate logo epaulets? Buchen with a crown of thorns? Three monkeys, all covering their mouths? And a catch-phrase? "We Can't Hear WMC"? "Who's Talking WMC"?

Anonymous said...

Looking past the spittle-flecked rhetoric, I have to admit that he's rather fetching when he's angry.

illusory tenant said...

Uncanny.

Anonymous said...

And here's a closely kept one from his college days.

William Tyroler said...

Come on, kids, inspire!

Gnarly is on the right track -- but he's a few degrees, or perhaps branches on the evolutionary tree, off.

Anonymous said...

Several hundred thousand? That's doubtful.

illusory tenant said...

That's not including China.