Daily Archives: June 5, 2012
Via Fox News Insider:
The following is a press release from Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign:
GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER DECLARES “VICTORY!”
Waukesha, Wis. – Governor Scott Walker won Wisconsin’s historic recall election tonight, making him the first governor in United States history to survive a recall attempt.
“This is such a tremendous victory for Wisconsin taxpayers,” said Ciara Matthews, Walker campaign communications director. “Today, Wisconsin voters have told the nation they stand with Governor Walker because he stands with them.”
Following his victory over Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Governor Walker thanked the voters for their support and focused on the future.
“Bringing our state together will take some time, but I hope to start right away,” Governor Walker said. “It is time to put our differences aside and figure out ways that we can move Wisconsin forward.”
Governor Walker also spoke about his immediate plans, saying he will meet with his cabinet tomorrow to discuss job creation measures and other actions he will take to bring Wisconsin together, encourage economic growth, and continue to address education reform.
There are two trees near my home right now FULL of crows. To make this creepier, both bands of crows are flying in circles above several properties, including mine. My dog, who has an anti-crow agenda, already gave up in her efforts to scare them away.
Here’s the juiciest part of the film, via Wikipedia:
Following this attack, an argument erupts at a local restaurant over this strange behavior. A drunk believes the attacks are a sign of the apocalypse, but a young mother chides the man and others for scaring her children. Mrs. Bundy (Ethel Griffies), an amateur ornithologist, insists that different bird species do not flock or attack together. Despite her claim, a motorist is attacked while filling his car with gasoline; he is knocked unconscious and the gasoline continues to pump out onto the street. Another motorist, unaware he is standing in the puddle of gasoline, disregards warnings from the people in the restaurant as he lights a cigar, and drops the match on the ground, resulting in an explosion and fire. The birds attack as people pour from the diner to survey the damage, and Melanie is forced to take refuge in a phone booth. Mitch rescues her and they return to the restaurant, where the hysterical mother accuses Melanie of being the cause of the attacks. Melanie and Mitch later find Annie dead on her front porch and Cathy in tears, having witnessed Annie’s death from inside the house.
Melanie and Mitch’s family take refuge in the Brenners’ house and board up the windows. The house is attacked by the birds more viciously than ever before, and at several points they nearly manage to break in. Mitch is injured when a few birds break through a window and peck his hands. In the evening, when everyone else is asleep, Melanie hears noises from the upper floor. Not wanting to disturb Mitch, Melanie takes a flashlight and investigates. Entering a room at the top of the stairs, she finds that the birds have managed to break through the roof. They violently attack her, trapping her in the room until Mitch comes to her rescue. He and Lydia tend to her, but she is catatonic and they must get her to a hospital. A sea of birds ripple menacingly around the Brenner farm, but do not attack as the humans make their escape. The radio reports other bird attacks in nearby communities. The film concludes ambiguously, as the car slowly makes its way through seemingly infinite flocks of birds into the sunrise.
Polls are still open (though not for long), and I am very happy and proud that the people of Wisconsin are voting in droves. More than 80 per cent of voter participation certainly proves, that:
1-The people of Wisconsin either wanna put this behind them, or
2-This recall can bring even more division, regardless of who’s the winner.
Here’s the website of Wisconsin’s state elections: http://gab.wi.gov/node/1648.
While I am still fetching an official state recall results, what they chose to do is to share the election results via Twitter. The hashtag for their updates is @Wisconsin_GAB. More to come when the polls close at 9 PM EST-then the results will start to pour in.
Tune in to FOX Business Network for Wisconsin election updates: Governor Sarah Palin will be FOX’s contributor!