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A VIEW FROM WISCONSIN
620WTMJ.com ^ | 2/19/11 | Charlie Sykes

Posted on 02/19/2011 12:50:21 PM PST by rhema

A savvy insider writes:

An out of state colleague asked me what it was like here. I thought maybe some of my other friends would like to know, too.

It is wild.

My personal feelings have been of incredulity and anger that our political process has been stopped by a mob. It is absolutely shocking.

For those of you curious about other viewpoints from the regular press reports, I recommend the MacIver Institute's website, and Media Trackers. org. and WisconsinEye. Also don't miss the coverage by Wisconsin Reporter.com Their tweets have been the best coverage of the events. Eyewitness history. #wisconsinreport

The tea party plans to rally in support of Governor Walker. I don't know what kind of numbers they can amass, but frankly, I doubt they can come close to busloads of union thugs being shipped in from all over the country. Last night one Senator told me they had been told to clear the Capitol because the new groups coming in overnight are filled with with people "who aren't afraid to be arrested" and the Administration could not guarantee the safety of the legislators and their staffs. In our Capitol.

On Thursday, legislators were advised to return to their offices and lock their doors. Mobs roamed the halls, banging on the glass of the doors, pounding on the walls. No one could move in the halls or enter or leave the building. The glass of the Supreme Court's entrance was broken. Legislators were genuinely afraid. Our elected representatives were afraid. In our Capitol.

A young female reporter trying to get into the Senate chamber struggled to get through the crowd. She arrived disheveled and upset because she had been roughed up as she tried to get through "Bitch-slapped" the mob told her. A senior senator was spat on. A senator and his female staffer struggled to get into the capitol. He was worried about his staffer because the crowd was grabbing at her and pushing her. University Police were two arms lengths away and did nothing. They, of course, are union.

Everyone has heard the story of the Democrats fleeing the state (Our slogan: Wisconsin; Illinois is beneath us). Everywhere are signs comparing Walker to Hosni Mubarak. What is their end game? Overturning an election and seizing our government?

Protesters spent the night on the floor of the Capitol. A friend of mine said the entire place smelled when she walked in on Friday morning. There was garbage everywhere. This is one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the country. The mob had no respect for the place, for what happens there, or for the citizens whose freedoms it represents.

On the other hand, one of the freshmen (Republican) members of the assembly tells me that the leggies are united and have bonded in a way that would never have been possible in other circumstances. On Thursday night, behind locked doors she said, they wept, held hands, and prayed, vowing unity. Another Senator says she thinks the tide has turned. Another (Repub) answered in response to my question; "This is kinda fun!"

The Governor stands firm. I understand that there are strategies in place for next steps which will shake up the stalemate....I have known him for at least 15 years, but he is different now. He is a man who has met his time and his place, and he seems to know it.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Wisconsin
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To: GeronL
I don’t know what it will take for the Governor to bring out the National Guard.

That should have happened when the very first thug was able to breach the security of the Capitol building. They should not be allowed to enter the building, let alone sleep on the freaking floor, while legislaters and staff are huddled in fear inside locked offices!

Call out the National Guard, Governor! This is OUR house.

51 posted on 02/19/2011 1:36:46 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: mewzilla
This is probably a minority viewpoint, but I think that letting these goons act like goons serves a better purpose than having the police step in and crack down on the goons.

Let this run its course. If public opinion is swayed toward these “goons”, then so be it. I happen to think that rational and responsible taxpayers are watching this and becoming more disgusted by it as each day passes.

52 posted on 02/19/2011 1:39:41 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Carling; All

I invite Freepers every where to join me in sending a message to the Wisconsin Democratic Senator Committee:

KoryW. Kozloski, Executive Director at:
koryk@wisdems.org

Or even a phone call at:
608-260-2403


53 posted on 02/19/2011 1:46:07 PM PST by seenenuf ( PREPARE TO BE TESTED!)
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To: rhema

How much do I love this Governor of WI!


54 posted on 02/19/2011 1:49:30 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: rhema
It's definitely time to call in the National Guard as it appears the police are not willing to enforce the law. If any of their non-enforcement is on video, fire them. The governor himself should issue the order.

Then order all protesters out of the building and establish a clear corridors and approaches to/from the state buildings. Any who broach those corridors or attempt to force their way into the buildings should be arrested...and if a large enough crowd, handled in this manner: Ordered to disperse, followed by tear gas...then rubber bullets...then real bullets if necessary.

Yes, you CAN fire tear gas into a crowd of 30,000.

55 posted on 02/19/2011 1:49:43 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Carling

If they didn’t pose a security threat, I’d be inclined to agree with you. But I’m not for risking other folks’ lives to make a political point.


56 posted on 02/19/2011 1:51:49 PM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: snippy_about_it

“Who is paying for the porta potties and who is playing the music? If they got rid of the porta potties maybe some of the crowd would leave.”

Nah...they’d just take a dump wherever. You think they have any class?


57 posted on 02/19/2011 1:53:59 PM PST by henkster (Before we make any more "investments" we ought to be shown the prospectus.)
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To: mewzilla

It sounds to me as if there are multiple firecode violations.

Might as well start the hoses before a problem breaks out. Especially in 29 degree weather.


58 posted on 02/19/2011 1:54:17 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: rhema

"Release the hounds."

59 posted on 02/19/2011 1:56:15 PM PST by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Carling
The union thugs bussed in are probably trying to provoke a police response, doubt they will get it from the local police. If Governor Walker calls out the guard, that is probably what Obama wants and then he can Federalize the incident. We are working against a President and leftist machine that would like to replicate Egypt in Wisconsin. Not sure what we should do, but Obama is playing for all the marbles between now and November 2012.
60 posted on 02/19/2011 1:56:23 PM PST by Truth29
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To: rhema

I see, so after 56 posts, a “savvy insider” doesn’t have the slightest evidence to back up his BS. Tea Party won the day, apparently FR has hand wringing sissies worried about.....errrrrr......riots.


61 posted on 02/19/2011 1:58:00 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Truth29

That’s why I think that letting these goons do their thing is the proper response. Build up as much public disgust at Obama and his goons as possible. I’d advise all counter-protesters to evacuate the area. Soon enough, these angry goons will start turning on the people they are supposedly there to assist.


62 posted on 02/19/2011 1:59:31 PM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: rhema

Lock them all up and make them clean the streets for a full year.

The out of staters need to be fined on the high end so sorros can pay.

Decertify all unions involved.

Filthy dam hippie offspring no doubt.


63 posted on 02/19/2011 2:00:07 PM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: dirtboy

Has anybody heard from the legislators? It sounds like they may be pretty well trapped there. Do they need anything brought in or security escorts for staff in/out?


64 posted on 02/19/2011 2:01:19 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: ScreamingFist
If Charlie Sykes says he's a "“savvy insider”, he is a savvy insider.

What is your problem? Do you know something that Sykes doesn't? Do you live in Wisconsin?

65 posted on 02/19/2011 2:02:00 PM PST by Jean S
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To: tacticalogic

Every Capitol has means to get officials in and out. The State Police is in charge of that responsibility.


66 posted on 02/19/2011 2:04:56 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: ScreamingFist

@robertcostaNRO: The anti-Walker forces gather in the capitol. Its loud. Really loud. Lots of drumming, chants http://yfrog.com/gzm65rj


67 posted on 02/19/2011 2:05:51 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Jean S
What is your problem? Do you know something that Sykes doesn't? Do you live in Wisconsin?

The rally is over, the union goons scratched butt. A few hundred bussed in union goons had their ass handed to them on a plate. What the hell are you talking about?

68 posted on 02/19/2011 2:06:52 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: SE Mom

It’s loud because the Tea Party is leaving now......the union thugs can now get back in front of the camera.....


69 posted on 02/19/2011 2:09:18 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: ScreamingFist

Where you there? I trust Charlie Syke’s source more than I trust you.


70 posted on 02/19/2011 2:11:21 PM PST by Jean S
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To: snippy_about_it
who is playing the music?

Is the musician's union there too?

71 posted on 02/19/2011 2:13:05 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Jean S
Where you there? I trust Charlie Syke’s source more than I trust you.

Fair enough. So what is happening after 10,000 patriots just left......please fill us in, with Mr. Syke's source....

72 posted on 02/19/2011 2:13:55 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: ScreamingFist

bump


73 posted on 02/19/2011 2:16:08 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: ScreamingFist

There is only one way to beat communist union thugs.

You terrorize them.

Reagan beat the soviets by terrorizing them then bankrupting them. If that wasn’t a teachable moment, I don’t know what is.


74 posted on 02/19/2011 2:16:22 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: snippy_about_it
If they got rid of the porta potties maybe some of the crowd would leave poop on the state capital grounds.
75 posted on 02/19/2011 2:16:22 PM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
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To: rhema

Time to bring in Dog the bounty hunter to hunt down those lawmakers and settle this mess.


76 posted on 02/19/2011 2:16:44 PM PST by HollyB
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To: dirtboy
Our weapon of choice will be the cell phone video camera, quite frankly.

Quite frankly a cell phone video camera is a recording device. With that you can record yourself getting a Union beat down and receive a congratulatory yawn from law enforcement and the media.

A lotta good it did outside a voting location in Philadelphia, Nov '08.

77 posted on 02/19/2011 2:16:50 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: timestax
Of the 14 DemonRat senators, only 2 of them have actually seen, getting into a CAR, as per the you tube clip by the Freepers. I would bet that not all 14 are hiding, but that some of them have slipped home, or never left to begin with. THEY are HIDING at their homes, in the basements.. That's what I read in somebodies blog. The ones that are AWOL are no doubt using Wisconsin Senate credit cards . This should be investigated right now. Not three years from now!
78 posted on 02/19/2011 2:17:12 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: dirtboy

Expect to see columns in the MSM decrying this.


The same MSM that pushed the DNC’s civilty theme.


79 posted on 02/19/2011 2:17:45 PM PST by Starboard
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To: rhema

Walker for President? I don’t know his stance on other issues, so I can’t definitively endorse him personally yet, but what do you think Freepers is it too early?? Did God give us a ‘hero’ just in time..?!..?


80 posted on 02/19/2011 2:21:34 PM PST by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Is this to be the “new normal” when Democrats lose elections?
Rough up the winners and storm the statehouse?

-PJ

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Count on it. Its LIBERAL FASCISM. Not business as usual. These thugs need a royal sh_t kickin’.

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http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


81 posted on 02/19/2011 2:22:54 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: jessduntno

For those of us on college campuses in the 1960s—we have seen it all before.

Revenge will be a dish best served cold.

Fire them all.


82 posted on 02/19/2011 2:25:02 PM PST by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: JSDude1

Tea-baggers vs. sand-baggers.. Watching the video waiting for it!


83 posted on 02/19/2011 2:25:15 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Truth29; Carling; warsaw44; ColdOne; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; wintertime; ...
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. . . . All this because unionized workers don't want to pay small co-payments for their medical insurance?

Check out # 60 , and # 62. Article, too.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2676538/posts?page=60#60

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2676538/posts?page=62#62

84 posted on 02/19/2011 2:29:01 PM PST by LucyT
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To: dirtboy

This is a must read for every American concerned about this country’s future.


85 posted on 02/19/2011 2:32:02 PM PST by gregd0180
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To: ScreamingFist

Live stream video of their rally

http://www.livestream.com/theuptake


86 posted on 02/19/2011 2:39:44 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: LucyT

And they want to hold onto their collective bargaining rights, their union power thuggery. The Gov said they are free to join unions, but their will be no more requirements to join - and the state will not be collecting dues anymore, the union can collect them from who choses to join.


87 posted on 02/19/2011 2:40:22 PM PST by HollyB
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To: libertarian27; 444Flyer

Thx - Best live stream. The other streams are of the thugs.

http://www.livestream.com/theuptake


88 posted on 02/19/2011 2:43:18 PM PST by HollyB
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To: SE Mom

That’s what mobs do.


89 posted on 02/19/2011 2:48:07 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama isn't socialist, then neither was Karl Marx)
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To: HollyB

Oh, this stream has thugs in it - as far as I can see this Union rally is still going on.

Did they get a Permit?/sarc


90 posted on 02/19/2011 2:49:45 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Candor7

Sure, it’s Alinskyism. I’ll bet Ayers, Dohrn, and Hillary are having flashbacks.


91 posted on 02/19/2011 2:51:02 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama isn't socialist, then neither was Karl Marx)
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To: libertarian27

You’re right - maybe I could finally understand what they were saying. Geez, why doesn’t pro-Walker have more live feed?


92 posted on 02/19/2011 2:52:40 PM PST by HollyB
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To: Carling; Truth29; LucyT
That’s why I think that letting these goons do their thing is the proper response. Build up as much public disgust at Obama and his goons as possible. I’d advise all counter-protesters to evacuate the area. Soon enough, these angry goons will start turning on the people they are supposedly there to assist.

Good point. It works for the VEEEEEEERYYYYY patient citizens. Can’t say it works for ALL of us!

If there is no resistance from the silent, decent majority, the communists will have their way until they are stopped, eventually.

How far we’ll let that go in many cities before we stop it is a very good question.

93 posted on 02/19/2011 2:52:43 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: cgbg

Exactly. A minority takes over and tells everyone else what to do. Just don’t let them get their hands on the money.


94 posted on 02/19/2011 2:52:50 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama isn't socialist, then neither was Karl Marx)
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To: rhema

What mentality would one have to have to get on a Bus to ride to another state to protest a meager benefit cut in a teachers health insurance.


95 posted on 02/19/2011 2:57:12 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: rhema

I just heard that if the Rats don’t return early next week then 5500 teachers will be fired due to budget cuts.


96 posted on 02/19/2011 3:01:31 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Good. I was waiting for this.


97 posted on 02/19/2011 3:14:20 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: tobyhill
good, 5500 less socialist indoctrinators, everyone of their butts should be fired that didn't show up for work the last few days.
98 posted on 02/19/2011 3:20:41 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: rhema

That’s what union thugs are - mobs. They’re Obama’s kind of people, play dirty thugs.


99 posted on 02/19/2011 3:24:49 PM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: rhema

As a former WI resident now living in IL, I have to say thanks for taking oupr place as Idiot State of the Week. Don’t worry, we’ll be back - Pat Quinn is still Governor and they’re warming up to re-try Blago in another month or two...

But when your DemocRAT state senators crossed the Cheddar Curtain to avoid doing their jobs, that won you guys the title!

PS: You can have ‘em back. The t!tty bar says they’re all out of singles and can’t just hang out any longer


100 posted on 02/19/2011 3:33:44 PM PST by bigbob (-)
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