Optimism. That is a word that that hasn’t come across my tongue much over the past year and a half. However optimism is exactly what I feel today after two separate rulings from Dane County judges. The first ruling came when Dane County Circuit Court Judge Peter Anderson shot down the DNR’s misguided attempt to have the wolf hounding lawsuit thrown out. This is sure to elicit more whining from George Meyer, Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC), Bob Welch, and other bear hounder shills. I just just hear the cries about how a “liberal Dane County judge” is stepping all over their hound huntin’ traditions. It is about time someone has the courage to stand up to these sadists. They have been hiding for far too long behind misguided “animal cruelty exemptions” that they use to justify their brutal acts. I wonder how, after getting their way for so long, the sadists feel to finally be challenged? The DNR should be ashamed of themselves for continuing to try and justify this insanity.
The next little bit of news, while not wildlife related, comes as welcome news for those who oppose the extremist agenda that Gov. Scott Walker (R-Koch Industries) and fellow bought and paid for right wingers forced down our throats. Today, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan B. Colas struck down Walker’s anti-public worker bill, Act 10. While it is likely that this bill will again be rubber-stamped by the WMC paid for state Supreme Court, it serves notice that those with common sense are beginning to wake up in Wisconsin.
These two ruling are what happens when you overreach and spit in the face of your citizens. The right-wing wing crybabies can whine and stomp their feet about “liberal Dane County judges” all that they want. Last time I checked Dane County was a major population center in the state of Wisconsin and their citizens pay just as much in taxes (probably more) than the rest of the state. We should all thank these two courageous judges for standing up to the special interests who have bought and paid for our politicians.