Chilling threats made against Althouse

It's like living in Venezuela.

Blogger, lawyer Ann Althouse, who has been covering the Wisconsin labor dispute, received what can only be called a declaration of war on her from someone - or, more likely, some people - who don't like her anti-union sentiments.

This isn't a one way fight any more. We will take it from the internet right to 2114Chamberlain Avenue. Do you have any idea where you live? Let us spell it out for you.We understand that you like to eat on the square. You like the Baked Potato at the Old Fashioned, do you? There were five of us in there last Tuesday. You like to eat at Fresco? We're in the Overture eating, serving, cooking, playing, and performing. Atleast twenty of us have worked for Food Fight. You like to f***g drink at FAIR TRADE do you? At FAIR TRADE? You are citizen-BANNED from Fair Trade. We will Walker you straight out of the place whenever you show up. We are at every coffee shop on State,open to close, all the time. We will hang up wanted posters of you everywhere you like o go. We will picket on public property as close to your house as we can every day.We will harrass the ever loving s**t out of you all the time. Campus is OCCUPIED. Statestreet is OCCUPIED. The Square is OCCUPIED. Vilas, Schenk's Corners, Atwood, Willy Street - Occupied, Occupied, Occupied, Occupied. Did you really think it was all about the Capitol? F**k the Capitol, we are the CITY.We are hard-drinking, weed-smoking, rude, obnoxious, auto-didactic, uppity f***g TOWNIES. We know you hate us. We know you hate us because we ruin your imaginary, Men's Magazine, UW Admission's Pamphlet, Madison Magazine, Isthmus Arts vision of our City. You think that our town should be on perpetual vigil just in case you need a little peace and quiet. You think we should go down quiet while Walker economically rapes us because you want to lead a f***g tour group? Sorry babe, not gonna happen. And because you couldn't even show a modicum of fairness, integrity,or neutrality and because you had the iron f***g stones to try to pull this here, on OUR campus, in OUR city, in OUR state in OUR country (and that is about the only reason we have any grudging respect for you), now YOU are a target.

The misspellings, the obscenities, the poor structure, the rambling nature of this screed all point to a proud near-graduate of our public education system. Just the sort who would be defending teachers who slept away the school day - along with Hemingway here - instead of teaching something valuable so that this jamoke could get a job and stop bothering decent, law abiding citizens.

Note: 302 people have "liked" this on Facebook as of this writing.

I don't know what's scarier; that these people have obviously been following Althouse all around Madison or that they feel empowered enough to make these threats and get away with them.

Not a word about this and similar thuggery from unions in Wisconsin directed against their opponents from President Obama or any national Democrat.

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