While it has been used before and it tends to be cliché, nowhere has the saying “the most dangerous place in America is between Scott Walker and a TV Camera.”, been more relevant. He owes the Fitzgerald brothers big time for them taking the heat and helping to make him a TV star.
Every time that Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Robin Vos, et al… make fun and diminish the protestors, they are diminishing the contributions of nurses, police, firefighters, teachers, social workers, TAA’s, etc… They need to stop and they owe the people of Wisconsin an apology.
Anyone who says that the protesters have “trashed the Capitol” is lying. I have personally witnessed people walk across the street and buy garbage bags and bring them back and clean up. Signs are allowed in the capitol but sticks are NOT. So people pile up their signs on sticks at the entrances. Someone took a picture of that and distributed it as “proof”. She was being intellectually dishonest, not sure how someone like that can be a professor. Maybe she is making the case that the UW system needs to be reformed.
Anyone who says that the protesters are thugs or that there are riots, etc… Also needs to stop. This is an incredibly peaceful protest. I have yet to see anyone with a rifle or a gun or even a sign “we came unarmed – this time”.
One good thing to come out of this, is it shows how truly irrelevant the “tea party” is. After much money and planning went into them making a “huge presence” on Saturday, they got all of 2000 people out of the 70,000 people who were there. I think that about says it all.
Most of the people, who are complaining that so many of the protestors are from out of state, marched around the capitol on Saturday following the right wing vermin Tim Phillips and Andrew Breitbardt around. Think about it…
It never gets old when the firefighters make a procession through the crowd playing drums and bagpipes with their signs of support!
I know that there have been a few(and very few) I personally have not witnessed a single, fight, altercation, argument or “Walker is Hitler” sign.
Some of my favorite signs: “I wanted to screw my teacher too”. “teach me how to budget”, “I like more talk before you screw me”, “Scott, cant we be friends with benefits?”., “If you screw us, we multiply”. They have been more creative by the day!
As fun as some of the signs are, is there anything more inspiring than the picture of the protestors in Egypt standing with WI?
They tried to adjourn until Tuesday when they figured all would be back at the capitol. They were greeted this morning by the firefighters and the Steel Workers. That’s awesome!
I hope the 14 heroic Senators stay away for as long as it takes!!
They have raised close to $300,00 since they left. Standing up for what is right sure pays off.
Say what you want about Jesse Jackson and I get it, but compare his body of work to that of Tim Phillips and Andrew Breitbardt.
People from 50 states and 12 countries have called in orders for Pizza to Ian’s Pizza alone to show their support. Calls are coming into numerous other food and coffee businesses around the Capitol. FYI- Ian’s Pizza is awesome!
It’s great to see the signs in all of the stores around the Capitol showing support for state workers and understanding who their customers are. They are being rewarded for their support.
I know it never gets reported but Public Employees pay into their healthcare and pension already. O yeah(unlike 2 out of 3 companies in WI), they pay taxes also.
It has not been reported but when they say they gave the public a chance to speak to the bill they are lying there also. People have been testifying non-stop, as in they have not stopped, since the republicans walked out on the public last week.
Finally for now, anyone who says that we are using our tax dollars to pay people to protest are lying. The vast majority of people protesting and standing up for their rights are taking UNPAID leave and sacrificing to stand up to this horrendous bill.