Friday, October 21st, 2016

There is always a table reserved in his name at the Wigderson Library & Pub


Badger Blogger is reporting that Governor Scott Walker was asked to leave a restaurant last Friday night. A place called the Merchant decided they would prefer not to have the governor dine there after his presence attracted some booing.

I can’t imagine any restaurant deciding that a governor of the state is unwelcome, but I’m not catering to a leftwing clientele with boorish manners.

I am proud to have known the governor these many years and he is always welcome at the Wigderson Library & Pub.


Update! Badger Blogger has an update and the story appears to be made up. Turns out some idiot or idiots at the restaurant posted the story on the blog and, oops, it didn’t get the reaction they were hoping for.

For the record, the story about me throwing State Senator Jon Erpenbach out of the Wigderson Library & Pub was completely fabricated. I would have turned him over to the state patrol.

Update 2! The blog that first reported this whole story because the author thought it was “hilarious,” Mind Stain, is standing by the story but tried pulling it down because the restaurant didn’t like the phone calls they were getting. Since the author, Naomi Houser, might change her mind again, here’s the screen capture:

I originally intended this blog post as an opportunity to say something nice about the governor and now it’s become an interesting distraction.  I don’t think there’s any major philosophical point here.  After all, if the restaurant wants to snub the governor, or state ahead of time that the governor would be unwelcome there, then they certainly have a right to do so.  Just as any potential patron of the restaurant has the right to consider the restaurant’s attitude towards the governor before dining there.  (Depends.  How’s the fish fry?)  When I wake up about noon tomorrow I’ll actually make some inquiries to see just what is the real story.

By the way, the author of the blog post is also the author of another blog post fantasy about killing a telemarketer on Valentine’s Day.  I mention it to give a broader picture of the type of blog she is writing.


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