Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

When conservatives flunk an IQ test


I can’t imagine which rocket scientist in this group, including former State Senator Dave Zien, thought it was a bright idea to confront that obnoxious group of protest singers in Capitol.

State Department of Administration spokeswoman Carla Vigue said the singer who was punched, Michael J. Dickman of Madison, saw the two men draping the flag over others and came over and grabbed it. Dickman was cited by Capitol Police for disorderly conduct, she said.

Henry C. Rahr of Green Bay was arrested on a tentative charge of battery, and another man holding the flag, Eugene C. German, of Shorewood, Minn., also was cited for disorderly conduct, Vigue said.

Rahr was released from the Dane County Jail after posting $650 on the tentative battery and disorderly conduct charges, according to jail records.

Rahr is disputing he punched Dickman. Fine.

I’ll grant that the group that has been demonstrating in the Capitol without a permit and has been disrupting business in the Capitol with their daily sing-a-longs probably should have been swept out by Police Chief Charles Tubbs. However, that does not give Zien or anyone else the right to go provoke a fight with them.

I’ll add that it’s stupid, just plain stupid, to stoop to the level of the left-wing protestors. I don’t know if Zien thought his wheelchair or his recent injuries would make him immune to criticism, or would make him a sympathetic figure if the leftists turned on him, but now he and his friends look like idiots.

This may be a case where appearances are not deceiving.

(On the other hand, who would believe that the Capitol Police would actually arrest someone?)

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