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(Vanity) How can I score a permit to sleep INSIDE the Wisconsin Capitol Building for a few days?
Wisconsin.gov ^ | 2/20/11 | Libloather

Posted on 02/20/2011 11:56:46 AM PST by Libloather

Welcome to the State Capitol Tour Reservations Desk. We are pleased to make arrangements for your tour of our beautiful Capitol. Follow the steps below to reserve a date and time with us. If there are fewer than 10 people in your tour group, no reservation is necessary. On weekends and on holidays we are only able to accomodate up to 130 people per hour. For questions or comments regarding on-line Capitol tour reservations, please contact us by email at Capitol Tours or by telephone at (608)266-0382. Enjoy your tour!

Guided tours of the Capitol building are first offered to the public in 1915.

The Christmas Pageant takes place for the first time at the Capitol in 1923. The pageant is held outdoors for the first year, but is moved inside the following year.

1925 - Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette lies in state in the Capitol's rotunda where an estimated 40,000 people pay their respects.

In August 1959, Governor Nelson opens the Capitol rotunda tourist information booth.

1969 - Father James Groppi and supporters protest welfare budget cuts and occupy the State Assembly Chamber for nearly 11 hours. Father Groppi is arrested on charges of legislative contempt. The case involving the contempt charge eventually ends up at the U.S. Supreme Court. A ruling is made in Groppi's favor.

In 1988, two vandals damage 32 first floor windows in all four wings of the Capitol.

2001- The Wisconsin State Capitol is designated a National Historic Landmark. The entire cost of the State Capitol renovation/restoration project is $145 million.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capitol; madison; vanity; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
At no point @ Wisconsin.gov did I read that people are allowed to camp INSIDE the building. Can I get pizza delivered there? Does it cost very much for an overnight stay? Will a doctor show up for a 'house call' to provide me my sick note? Will they pull the shades on the rotunda if the sun is too bright in the morning? Too many questions...

La Crosse protester describes Capitol crowds as peaceful

Amy Morgan spent Thursday night on the second floor of the state Capitol in Madison, sharing a sleeping bag and watching "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" projected on the marble walls.

The Capitol's new tenants: Some protesters have made the building their home this week

Hanson is just one of, he estimates, one or two thousand people who have been protesting Scott Walker's proposed budget bill by spending the past few nights sleeping inside the Capitol while legislative sessions bloated by public speakers stretch far into the night. "It's kind of like a weird sleepover atmosphere," he says. "Last night people were watching movies, playing music, throwing footballs around, playing hacky sack. It's a party atmosphere, but it's made up of people who care a lot about this issue."

With no public showers, no lodging area and no food preparation area, the Capitol's temporary tenants have created makeshift quarters, giving parts of the nearly century old building the approximate feeling of the world's most luxurious refugee camp. Blankets, coats and pillows are clumped in otherwise abandoned stairwells and hallways. Granola bars, water bottles and pudding packs are jammed into corners of ornately decorated nooks and crannies on the second and third floors.


1 posted on 02/20/2011 11:56:48 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I misread the headline as you trying to devise a scheme to score with a commie girl inside the Capitol building!


2 posted on 02/20/2011 11:58:29 AM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Libloather

With all these union thugs scrounging free living quarters during their Destruction of America “rallies”, I’ll bet those “judges” are working their asses off keeping the toilets clean.


3 posted on 02/20/2011 11:59:34 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Boycott Unions before they collapse America.)
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To: library user

Say, my library is a public building. How many days of the year would it be open for CAMPING?


4 posted on 02/20/2011 12:02:18 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Get some RAID and fumigate the place. Bunch of hippie freeloaders. Sheesh.


5 posted on 02/20/2011 12:02:18 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Libloather

” How can I score a permit to sleep INSIDE the Wisconsin Capitol Building for a few days? “

I think you have to be elected....


6 posted on 02/20/2011 12:02:28 PM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: library user

You can’t score a permit and that’s the problem.
When is law enforcement going to start enforcing the law?

It’s one thing for the democrat senators who fled Madison to avoid voting. It’s another, to deny the remaining senators and assembly members from voting on other issues, because, law enforcentment are not doing their job.


7 posted on 02/20/2011 12:04:30 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Libloather

Very odd that “they” are allowing people to live in there like that !


8 posted on 02/20/2011 12:06:36 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Libloather

Squatters. What would happen to a just plain taxpaying WI citizen who decided to have say a Tea Party sleep over in the state capitol in Madison? Would the participants receive the same tolerance as is being extended to these squatters who are protected by their unions and the US president? I don’t think so. What good are the security police, also tax paid, if they cannot secure this union crowd?


9 posted on 02/20/2011 12:17:05 PM PST by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America)
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To: mountainfolk

How is this lawful, I think we have all been wondering? The National Guard in most cases would be ordered in to clear a landmark building particularly a state capital building, not to mention the Fire Safety Marshal.

Why has the governor permitted this squatting?


10 posted on 02/20/2011 12:27:04 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: Libloather

If you pretend to be a homeless bum, they’ll let you stay at the Capital all the time for free. At least that’s what local radio host Vicki McKenna says happens in the lower levels of the building all the time, the bums hang out there.


11 posted on 02/20/2011 12:33:38 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: Libloather
These are the same lefties that are screaming because some of the new freshman Republicans in Congress are sleeping in their own offices.
12 posted on 02/20/2011 12:37:50 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: ladyvet
Yes I wonder really how long will the authorities allow the state capital to be occupied? I mean is there a time limit? Can a group of people just plop down and homestead like this, disrupting gov. business, etc. for lets say 2 weeks? Interesting to see if the Governor will just allow it to play out to a point that the protesters get tired and want to go home.
13 posted on 02/20/2011 12:43:47 PM PST by classified
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To: TheConservativeParty
...the bums hang out there.

If they haven't fled to another state - eh?

A National Historic Landmark filled with ANYONE who wants to sleep overnight. So much for security.

14 posted on 02/20/2011 12:48:41 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

It’s a nice trend though. I’ve a trip planned in a month or so, I’m thinking of camping on the White House grounds instead. Good location, and from pictures I’ve seen not too crowded, though that could change now that it’s open to camping.


15 posted on 02/20/2011 12:57:02 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Libloather

Ask for forgiveness

Not for permission

My hero Richard Haliburton wrote the essence of a place was felt at night. He would stay in a restroom or other such place till after closing and then had it all to himself


16 posted on 02/20/2011 12:59:48 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Libloather

The Madison capital building actually hosts homeless people in the basement year round. Google around and you’ll find news reports from Milwaukee with photos.


17 posted on 02/20/2011 1:13:18 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: Libloather

Morgan, a 29-year-old education major at Viterbo University, said she hopes to teach in the Wisconsin public school system after she completes her student teaching next fall, but says her decision will depend on what happens with Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union budget bill.

“If they’re not treating teachers with respect, then I will have to find a job elsewhere,” Morgan said.

Morgan said she’s protesting not about the money teachers are being asked to sacrifice, but for their ability to collectively bargain over working conditions.


18 posted on 02/20/2011 1:15:07 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SJackson
If I get to camp at the White House, I will be sure to leave a “doo-dy” in moochies vegetable garden.
19 posted on 02/20/2011 1:17:09 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Libloather

Morgan, a 29-year-old education major at Viterbo University, said she hopes to teach in the Wisconsin public school system after she completes her student teaching next fall, but says her decision will depend on what happens with Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union budget bill.

“If they’re not treating teachers with respect, then I will have to find a job elsewhere,” Morgan said.

Morgan said she’s protesting not about the money teachers are being asked to sacrifice, but for their ability to collectively bargain over working conditions.


20 posted on 02/20/2011 1:17:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Libloather

Madison is a magnet for freeloaders of all kinds. They welcome those who are illegals, welfare recipients, the just plain lazy, and gangs are drawn there because it’s easier to be a hoodlum there than in Chicago and Milwaukee.

Madison has become a liberal hell hole. I’ve seen it deteriorate since I left the UW 25 years ago. Back then there was one bad area, the Badger Road-South Park Street area. Now there are many areas that are dangerous for decent folks.

Madison is what happens when liberals are in charge for decades.


21 posted on 02/20/2011 4:06:46 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: sbMKE
The Madison capital building actually hosts homeless people in the basement year round.

I Googled around. From what I found, everyone is kicked out at 6pm.

Use of Capitol building as homeless shelter raises concerns

In recent years, the marble landmark has become a shelter of sorts from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. because it's a warm, dry place for the homeless to rest and socialize. Activity is the greatest in the winter months, when more people find respite there.

22 posted on 02/20/2011 6:50:47 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Two years into the Baraqqi Boom and there are homeless people?

I can’t believe it.

This must be lies promoted by Sarah Palin.


23 posted on 02/20/2011 6:53:21 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: TheConservativeParty
Madison has become a liberal hell hole. I’ve seen it deteriorate since I left the UW 25 years ago.

I've never lived in Wisconsin, but remember Madison as an epicenter of 1960s radicalism.

24 posted on 02/20/2011 6:56:27 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: kcvl

KEWL! Shades of teh 1960’s, and Dippy the Hippy’s chick is vocalizing her trip.

Like, Man - it’s not the bread Maannn. Itsss the vibes!

Gotta respect the teechur, Man!

That simple chick thinks teaching is a blue collar job, not a profession.

Teacher Unions, like garbage Collector unions are unions. They are not professional associations.


25 posted on 02/20/2011 7:54:34 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: sbMKE
Well, I found an article. Yes, the Capitol does shelter the homeless, BUT, they are shooed out at 6 p.m.

Capitol harbors the homeless
26 posted on 02/20/2011 9:40:21 PM PST by chickadee
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To: timestax

bttt


27 posted on 02/23/2011 9:40:33 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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