Skip to comments.Michelle Shocked, Ryan Bingham fire up another huge Wisconsin Capitol protest (Who?)
Posted on 03/06/2011 3:05:32 PM PST by Libloather
Michelle Shocked, Ryan Bingham fire up another huge Wisconsin Capitol protest
Dean Robbins on Saturday 03/05/2011 4:54 pm,
Strumming an acoustic guitar, Bingham wrapped his gravelly voice around Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changing" and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," implicitly connecting the current protest to struggles past. You can imagine the crowd's response when he sang this line from the Dylan song: "Come senators and congressmen please heed the call/Don't stand in the doorway don't block up the hall...."
Michelle Shocked flew in from Los Angeles to perform at a moment's notice. She poured so much intensity into her songs and her comments to the crowd that you sensed she would have run from L.A. to Madison -- over broken glass, no doubt -- if she hadn't been able to catch a plane.
Playing an acoustic guitar in a black leather jacket and black chapeau, Shocked never stopped smiling, despite her indignation over Republican tactics. With brief assistance from guitarist Jon Langford of the Mekons, she joked, improvised lyrics, and rattled Miss Forward on top of the Capitol with her huge voice. As a coup de grace, she got the crowd singing along to the Supremes' "Stop in the Name of Love," demanding that the Republican Party "think it o-o-ver."
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Looks like things went well.
Talk about a blast from the past! That’s one thing that has struck me about all this: how incredibly yesterday this whole “protest” seems.
Communism is making a run at a big comeback. The unions are keeping it alive.
I voted for Scott. He is doing just what he said he would. You can imagine how surprised I must be, and delighted.
“Shocked never stopped smiling, despite her indignation over Republican tactics.”
Yea..like getting elected...the bastages...
Still, need to do more than just stand there and let them carry on like this. Time to generate PR against their childish irresponsible ways. The media jumped all over the Giffords thing, without any responsibility
The least we should be doing is borrowing page from Alinsky. Ridicule. They’re acting like children, point that out, arent you ashamed this is your kids “educators”? What kind of role models is this, etc?
Take the PR battle to them. Dont just sit back and rope a dope.
WHO? I'm serious, WHO are these people and why should I care?
I also voted for Scott and am also delighted.
This is it.
There is no middle ground.
Either the unions and marxists win or common sense does.
If Gov.WAlker or the GOP buckles it`ll be game over for States and nationally for the next election in 2012.
This is a good sign. They’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for celebrity reinforcements.
At the peak of her — for lack of a better word — “popularity”, Michelle Shocked couldn’t sell out a laundromat. And that was 20 years ago.
Applause, applause. That’s what this is all about - the WI Democrats will not accept that they have lost power and are looking to nullify the last election. In Ohio, they are passing the same kind of legislation ending collusive bargaining, and there isn’t 10% of the hoopla that we are seeing in WI.
I liked Binghams music as well...
Maybe he will do a ‘Dylan’/ Zimmerman...
Bob Dylan as he calls himself has been mostly conservative...
I hope ( the kid, known as Bingham ) he grows as a human and realizes the odds a free man has against the ones who wish him slavery...
Is it totally lost on these knuckleheads that they have become the gov’t-class bourgeoisie who are demanding higher taxes and sacrifices of the proletariat working class to support their bloated wage and benefits packages?
who the hell is michelle shocked?
Libs flocking to Wisconsin while Governor Cuomo announces layoffs for thousands of teachers and the governor of Connecticut cut 2000 teacher positions. Mind you, Walker hasn’t laid anyone off. But Democrat governors are axing jobs like it’s no tomorrow. Two faced liberals
” who the hell is michelle shocked? “
Or, as came to mind when I first read the headline —
Why the hell is michelle shocked?
80’s proto-dyke. Annie Lennox copycat with a punk edge. I think she used to be a real hottie, if memory serves. Saw only one pic of her, tho. She probably has a beard and weighs 300lbs now.
Not sure who Bingham is? Michelle Shocked is a neo-folkie who had her 15 minutes of fame before “rocking out” on he second album, pissing off her former fans.
She actually looks better now - a lot less dykie albeit still f****d in the head.
She looks kind of like Melissa Ethridge’s unattractive younger sister.
I haven't heard from Michelle Shocked in years (maybe back to the 80s / early 90s).
This stunt is more about reviving her "career"/get publicity.
agree, time for a bold change or die as a country..
My new bumper sticker:...."If you see nisnocsiW ot emocleW in your review mirror, you might be a Wisconsin Democrat".
Need to work on the font...lol
“Communism is making a run at a big comeback. The unions are keeping it alive.”
And the FED policies are helping, aren’t they?
The march of soft communism has been going for a long time.
From “public schools” to social security, this nation is not even really capitalistic anymore. Add in waivers from DeathCare, to bailouts for banks, the take over by the commies is almost complete.
** Need to work on the font...lol **
(Just a little good-natured joshing) - you might want to work on the typo within, too:)
LOL, I thought this thread was about Bachmann or Malkin. Maybe these two moonbats were before my time?
Come Wisconsin senators, please heed the call/Don’t run off to Rockford, that won’t do at all...”
AKA Karen Michelle Johnston
When Shocked was just 16, she ran away from her oppressive home in East Texas. She spent many years living on the edge of homelessness and squatting in abandoned buildings in New York and San Francisco. At one point, Shocked’s mother committed her to a mental institution, where Shocked was forced to undergo shock therapy — hence, her stage name.
Later, while drifting through Europe, she was raped. Back in the United States, after being rousted for living on the streets, she was again thrown into a mental hospital.
Kucinich for President
Shock Treatment Dallas, TX
Obscenity protesting at the Republican National Convention in Dallas, TX (1984)
Conspiracy protesting at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, CA (1984)
Raped Comiso, Italy (1985)
Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Schizophrenia
I like the line - "You can't criticize what you don't understand"
The libs don't understand liberty, economics, the military, or what America is all about. They should take Bob's advice and shut up