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State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million (Slobs destroy MY Capitol building!)
jsonline ^ | 3/3/2011 | don walker

Posted on 03/03/2011 12:01:30 PM PST by milwguy

State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million.

Cari Anne Renlund, chief legal counsel for the state Department of Administration, said in Dane County court that estimates of damage to marble includes $6 million to repair damaged marble inside the Capitol, $1 million for damage outside and $500,000 for costs to supervise the damage.

Much of the damage apparently has come from tape used to put up signs and placards at the Capitol.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: capitol; damage; debt; democrats; destruction; liberalfascism; marble; obama; palin; rats; seiu; unioncorruption; unions; unionthugs; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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The protestors claim they have a 'right' to invade the Capitol, that may be true. They do not have a 'right' to vandalize it, which is what they are doing. I want arrests, now!

The protestors are slobs, just like my State Senator said yesterday. I laughed while watching MSNBC last night. Lawrence O'Donnel was demanding Grothman apologize to the 'good people' who were peacefull protesting. Grothman did not back down, and the four 'good people' O'Donnel had on were just being completely rude and their behavior pretty much proved Grothman's point.

1 posted on 03/03/2011 12:01:34 PM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy

Take it out of union pension funds.


2 posted on 03/03/2011 12:03:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: milwguy

Think of all the new jobs they’ve created for construction workers. See, in their economy, s’all good, bro. Chill.


3 posted on 03/03/2011 12:03:30 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: milwguy

They ought to repair it strictly using non union shops and lay off enough state workers to cover the damage.


4 posted on 03/03/2011 12:03:45 PM PST by stevem
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To: milwguy

I believe The People of Wisconsin deserve that the Unions be sent the bill for ALL repair and cleanup, as they clearly INSTIGATED the actions of their minions.


5 posted on 03/03/2011 12:04:27 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: milwguy

The knuckledragging union thugs don’t care about property that does not belong to them. All they care about is themselves. Piggies.


6 posted on 03/03/2011 12:04:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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Marble has been damaged by TAPE?

OH THE HUMANITY!
7 posted on 03/03/2011 12:05:13 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: milwguy

I saw the pouty faces of the “four slobs” he had on. Hilarious how butthurt they looked and even better that he did not apologize.
I say No one leaves till it is spic and span, make them clean it like a childs messy room. Where is that halfrican who was passing out brooms to help clean up a mess last year?


8 posted on 03/03/2011 12:05:23 PM PST by postban ("The path to true knowledge is paved with wasted money" copyright postban forever!)
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To: milwguy
Taxpayers should swarm the classrooms and trash the schools.

Quit waiting for pols to get rulings from judges.


9 posted on 03/03/2011 12:05:35 PM PST by I see my hands (You can know the young posters by the desperate optimism in their posts.)
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To: milwguy

Marble is a metamorphic stone made of calcium carbonate. Acids easily eat into its surface which is why housekeeping doyennes advise “Never use vinegar to clean marble.”

Once the surface of the stone has been restored, it probably ought to get a protective coating of polyurethane which is neutral and would shield the stone from future chemical attack.


10 posted on 03/03/2011 12:05:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: milwguy

I don’t see where some tape would hurt a piece of marble.

A little Goo-Gone and it should be fine.

This story sounds like BS.

Having said that if I am wrong certainly the Teacher Union should pay the damages.


11 posted on 03/03/2011 12:06:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: milwguy

Repair marble???? Really that is a problem for this bunch? PLEASE stop the insanity. The money is gone and they want to fix marble. WOW is it just me?


12 posted on 03/03/2011 12:08:09 PM PST by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

Goobermint ALWAYS gets their money- by hook or by crook.
Taxpayers are damned if they do , or don’t.

Maybe next firefighters can start fires to put them out and then demand a raise.


13 posted on 03/03/2011 12:08:43 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: milwguy
State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million.

A metaphor of what the public sector unions do to the taxpayer all of the time.

14 posted on 03/03/2011 12:08:52 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: ColdOne

I say make the hippie teachers fix the hippie teacher damage, film it, and make every classroom show it sometime during the coming school year.


15 posted on 03/03/2011 12:10:19 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: evets
"Marble has been damaged by TAPE?"

Most tape adhesives are mildly acidic. Special ph neutral "acid free" mounting tape used by conservators, curators, artists etc. is pretty expensive. Even with the mild acidity in masking tape, scotch tape etc, it will permanently etch marble after a few days (quicker depending on the humidity). If it's a highly polished marble surface the damage will be quite evident, and require extensive buffing and repolishing to restore it.

16 posted on 03/03/2011 12:12:03 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: milwguy
Much of the damage apparently has come from tape used to put up signs and placards at the Capitol

So, the Marble was damaged by "Tape"? Where did the Capitol buy their Marble from, Walmart? Harbor Freight?

How can Tape damage Marble? Unless it's taken off with a hammer and chisel....

17 posted on 03/03/2011 12:12:21 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: milwguy

Divide that amount by 14 delinquent Dem SenRats and the damages are recouped. Fair and balanced.


18 posted on 03/03/2011 12:13:05 PM PST by tflabo
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“I say make the hippie teachers fix the hippie teacher damage, film it, and make every classroom show it sometime during the coming school year.”

Can we have guys dressed like Roman soldiers lashing their bloody backs as they clean?


19 posted on 03/03/2011 12:13:29 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: milwguy

IMHO: Do not repair the damage. Let the damage be a memorial, and instructive visual aid to young, visiting students, the mindless destructiveness of liberalism.
Reminds me of war damage to buildings in Germany. For decades, many bomb damaged buildings, and buildings scared by heavy artillary remained as constant reminders of the conflict.
Most have been repaired, replaced, etc. in recent times,but very instructive while they remained.


20 posted on 03/03/2011 12:14:00 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Hodar

Have you ever tried putting tape on genuine marble and putting it out in the elements to get damp and exposed to sunlight?


21 posted on 03/03/2011 12:15:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Joe 6-pack

This just means the capitol fix requires all the marble to be resurfaced with platinum and gold.


22 posted on 03/03/2011 12:15:48 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Thanks ...

I keep thinking of Cemetary headstones. Birdpoop is acidic, and Lord knows that they shine back up every rainstorm.

Hard to believe that masking tape would do anything at all to stone.


23 posted on 03/03/2011 12:16:18 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: dsc

lol


24 posted on 03/03/2011 12:16:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
"This just means the capitol fix requires all the marble to be resurfaced with platinum and gold."

As long as it's extracted from the dental fillings of the protestors, I'm all for it.

25 posted on 03/03/2011 12:18:07 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Hodar

The degree of acidity may differ.


26 posted on 03/03/2011 12:19:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: milwguy; All

to be honest, the scandal here is not the protestors that damaged the property. Who could’ve know that tape can destroy marble. The scandal here is the COST TO REPAIR IT. $7.5 million is robbery


27 posted on 03/03/2011 12:19:53 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Hodar

Cemetery headstones are usually made of concrete or granite. I haven’t see a whole lot of marble. Marble is better suited for interior use.


28 posted on 03/03/2011 12:21:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: milwguy

The protesters didn’t think the tea party had the right to protest anywhere!

I don’t understand why they don’t keep the protests outside? I know you can not get into protest at the US capitol. Don’t you think terrorist are watching this, and realising that they could get in there and blow themselves up?!


29 posted on 03/03/2011 12:22:02 PM PST by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: milwguy

Isn’t RAT damage cover by home-owners insurance?


30 posted on 03/03/2011 12:22:06 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: 4rcane

Probably union stone restorers.


31 posted on 03/03/2011 12:22:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: milwguy

Get everybody’s name and bill every damned one of them for a share of the bill. If you count $7.5m in damage and add it to police overtime, and other expenses, these petulant children have cost the taxpayers of Wisconsin upwards of $13 million so far, and the meter’s still running.

}:-)4


32 posted on 03/03/2011 12:22:56 PM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: stevem

They ought to repair it strictly using non union shops
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That would probably cut the cost of repair also.

Years ago we did a project on the GW Parkway in Virginia.
The roadway had weathered curb and we had to make ramps across the median to transfer traffic from the workzone.
Upon completion, the grass etal in the medians had to be restored but one of the ‘problems’ we had was trying to match the existing curb with the old.....
“Common sense” does NOT prevail in circumstances like this.
We had to go to court to get our money as the Govt tried to make us make the restoration match the curb that had been there for 40 or some years....


33 posted on 03/03/2011 12:23:33 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98)Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit - Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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To: tuckrdout

Specially if the terrorists mingle with the normally deranged aging hippies.


34 posted on 03/03/2011 12:23:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: milwguy

Cut the budget another $7.5 million
I recommend targeting “working families”


35 posted on 03/03/2011 12:27:45 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: xrmusn

Aesthetic issue? Or were they worried that there would be an uneven curb resulting in pedestrian hazard?


36 posted on 03/03/2011 12:27:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: milwguy

Start fining the protestors and removing them while issuing the fines.

If anyone damages the building, they have no right to remain there. They are committing vandalism, tack on loitering, public disturbance, resisting arrest (they will), etc. Just haul them away.

Get cops that will do their job to do this.


37 posted on 03/03/2011 12:29:03 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: cripplecreek

I was going to say that it should be taken out of the state’s portion of the teachers’ insurance package, but either way works for me.


38 posted on 03/03/2011 12:33:36 PM PST by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Hodar

If you go to the cemetery and look, you will see that those headstones made of marble tend not to last long. It is used because it is a beautiful stone, not because it lasts as long as, say granite. And yes, do not use marble in your kitchen unless you have lots of money or eat out a lot.


39 posted on 03/03/2011 12:34:25 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: milwguy
Photobucket I'm sure a union thug will be knockin' on my door for this one.
40 posted on 03/03/2011 12:34:27 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: milwguy

How can tape damage stone? If it is only a matter of washing the tape off, get busy and make those teachers scrub up the mess they made!


41 posted on 03/03/2011 12:35:58 PM PST by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: milwguy
 
 
Look what they did to a Veteran's Memorial inside the capitol - and they had an attitude about it too
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHWZIG199rs
 
Desecration and no respect
 
 
 

42 posted on 03/03/2011 12:36:02 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I would say that the teacher’s union had better start buffing and polishing then! THAT would be an excellent lesson for THE CHILDREN...


43 posted on 03/03/2011 12:37:53 PM PST by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: milwguy
Not only that, but those large crowds are clearly in violation of fire codes when it comes to the number of people that can be safely allowed within a structure.
44 posted on 03/03/2011 12:39:05 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: milwguy
Will union laborers being doing the repair work?
45 posted on 03/03/2011 12:40:05 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: evets
If marble reacts like polished concrete does to tape, then it's FAR more serious than that. There is some sort of chemical reaction which occurs that leaves a permanent shadow on the stone where the tape used to be, it has nothing to do with the sticky residue.
46 posted on 03/03/2011 12:40:44 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: tuckrdout
yeah, what ever happened to designation “free speech zones” for this kind of protest?
47 posted on 03/03/2011 12:43:22 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Carter 2.0 The Epic Fail Edition)
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To: tuckrdout
Tape adhesive will stain and penetrate stone.

Stone is a very porous substrate, marble is the worst.

Nice to look at but that is about it.

48 posted on 03/03/2011 12:47:12 PM PST by shadowcat
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To: milwguy
take the cost of repair out of the budget of those responsible for protecting it - the Madison P,D. - if no money there then sue the WI Democratic Party for the cost and more.
49 posted on 03/03/2011 12:48:06 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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50 posted on 03/03/2011 12:49:08 PM PST by pabianice
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