Skip to comments.The quiet after (BEFORE) the Capitol storm --TODAY is D-Day in Madistan!
Posted on 03/10/2011 6:09:09 AM PST by milwguy
After a wild and raucous night at the State Capitol, the scene inside the building Thursday morning looks just like it was a few weeks ago when protesters camped out overnight.
At 6:30 a.m., there were dozens of people who stayed the night and were camped out in various locations in the building.
Of particular concern to police are a few dozen protesters who spent the night in the antechamber of the Assembly. The Assembly is scheduled to go into session at 11 a.m. Thursday to consider the bill on collective bargaining that the Senate approved last night in mere minutes.
A number of protesters said they had no intention of leaving the area Thursday.
On the ground floor, a couple of young people were staffing the desk that is normally set aside for employees who lead the daily tours of the Capitol. The two were inviting stragglers to sign the guest list, which now is full of diatribes against Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker.
Outside the Capitol, the scene looks just like any other normal business day. The driver of one car was slowly driving around the Capitol Square, honking his car. But his horn and the sound of buses running routes were the only sounds outside
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The twitter accounts #wiunion and #wistandoff are calling for protestors to surround the Capitol building and not let the members of the assembly get to work, This could get ugly,last night the Republican state senators had to flee the Capitol because the police said they could not guarantee their safety.
Stay tuned for further updates, WTMJ Charlie Sykes will be excellent to tune into today.....He starts in 30 minutes and will go till noon central time....
You can also follow the Assembly action live at Wisconsin Eye, the aassembly is supposed to convene at 11 am central time. You can catch the Democratic Assembly folks melting down live here stating in a few hours. Buy extra popcorn, gonna be a good show.
YES, but why don't the Union Police officers evict and arrest the law-breakers?
Simply because the Union are the Socialist Workers Unions for all intents and purposes, banded together to promote re-distribution of others' wealth via the tax schemes they use to force the contributions to their cause.
So, what’s the point? They’re not going to change anything.
Mike Tate, DNC head, tips his hand. They’re yappin’ about recalling 8 Republican Senators, and then recalling Walker, ASAP.
This is where the Governor needs to call in the National Guard to secure the building.
Mainly the thugs are hoping for a photo-op of protestors being clubbed...
Senator Fitzgerald is on right now; he says they hope they can get the building ‘safe’ by vote time at 11am. The conditions are unsafe right now, and they can’t do business right now...
I saw some video of the parasites climbing in the windows. I had a distinct vision of maggots swarming on a dead carcass.
Very apt analogy!
Exactly! The Unions tactic is to bully and intimidate. If the police respond, the violence will be the fault of the evil Governor Walker. Walker will not take the bait, just like he played the FleeBagger 14 by releasing the emails, he will play the protestors by not overreacting and giving them a photo op.
I wonder how Mr. Walker is being guarded? There is no doubt his life is in danger from these thugs.
Very similar to the best way to deal with unruly children.
F the National Guard... Why do they get to have all the fun?
I say WE arm ourselves and take care of this infestation problem. No point in making the NG do what we could do a FAR more THOROUGH job of, plus enjoy the F out of it at the same time.
The unions and socialists have given us a BLANK F’ing CHECK to STOMP their F’ing ASSES. Lets take advantage of it.
Pick a place and time.. EVERYONE show up at the same time, no sooner, no later.. exactly on time.... Armed...
You’ve been watching too much F’ing Charlie Sheen...
If you ever met the man, you would be shocked at how the media is portraying him. He is not the typical slick politician at all. He is a humble guy, straight talking, and sincere. He has an inner strength that I think will serve him well right now, and I give him a lot of credit for taking a lot of the focus off the Republicans in the legislature and taking the heat. A lot of Politicians would seek cover, but he is out front of his party, leading the charge. Contrast that with POTUS Barry. Obama reads (teleprompter in chief) while Walker leads
Prayers up for the safety of the patriots in Wisconsin.
Is there some kind of law that they have to meet at the Capitol? I’d go somewhere else, get the job done and then announce it to the media.
First off, thank you for the wiseye link. I didn’t know of it before.
As trying as today may be for the Republicans, there is one bright spot. They have been through this before. Loud, ugly, union-fueled protests have been directed at them many times in the past. This time, however, their votes can actually make a difference.
Youve been smoking too much crack...
From 1000 miles away it doesn't look like any Republicans are going to be getting into the Wisconsin State Assembly today.
The Federal Executive can nationalize the Guard if they so see fit.
This is mob rule. They are willing to chance it and hope someone from the GOP or Tea Party side will initiate something that gives the unions an excuse for violence that can be blamed on Walker supporters.
Remember the 60s/70s. Remember concrete chunks being thrown out the windows of University Hospitals. Children were injured, IIRC. It ended with bombings of University buildings.
I am 95 miles West and I hear reports of younger people rushing to Madison and staying there for the past 3 weeks because they desperately want to be *part of something*.
These donks are going to go too far, if they are simply allowed to. If they go to a General Strike, we all need to avoid all Madison-based business until it ends. We have canceled plans to go to the botanical gardens this weekend. This is costing the progressives massive amounts of financial and political capital. At some point, the emotional tide will turn against them.
That was my comment last nite, when the vote was taken, because the Unions had antagonizers on standby at that time. Someone else commented that the National Guard might then be Federalized by The Messiah, where their orders then would come from the White House, and it would be ineffective and give the State Run Media the opportunity to portray Walker as anti-free speech or some such drivel.
My sense is that there is going to be violence today, when the Legistlators attempt to enter the building to vote, and it's already mapped out as to how the Union will have their goons strategically assigned to disrupt the process.
This is going to spread (the Socialist Workers' Union thuggery) to Ohio (we've already had the invading Union thugs in Columbus), and it's going to get really ugly in a hurry.
Ohio is a CCW state, and self-defense may be a reality.
Calling in the National Guard is not a good idea. Shades of Kent State. The Dems would use the images from an incident like that for decades. As it is, I’m sure they’ve been practicing their faux falls and tumbles anytime a police officer comes near them - making sure there is a camera nearby.
Most people in Wisconsin are appalled at the behavior of this thuggish mob.
IF the assemblymen are blocked, AND the police FAIL in their duty to escort them through, Walker should FIRE all the Police Immediately, hire Contractors for Security, and get the assemblymen into the Session. The same Contractor Security can maintain order in the room, and throw any Union-provided thugs a quick painful exit to the door.
Your description of Mr. Walker doesn’t surprise me at all. It makes me think of Reagan. Thanks for sharing.
Interestingly, the almost comedic part of this is that the only weapon they have is to throw a really big temper tantrum. We have all the "real" power - even the support of the actual voters of the state.
Here's their strategy so far:
Problem for these children is, we're the adult pushing the cart.
They don't need to show up in camo khakis and driving troop transports. In fact sending in officers in dress blues to guard the doors and "assist" the PD in maintaining crowd control would have the necessary and positive effect.
Its an Online course. ;^)
Unfortunately we're only getting snippets of live info from Fox News and CNN, and the guy subbing for Glenn Beck on the radio right now is blabbing on about Charlie Sheen. Unbelievable...
Just saw a live video of the angry mob outside a big wooden door, trying to storm into the capitol. They were chanting/singing directly to the police: "Whose side are you on?! Whose side are you on?!" Wow...
Calvin Collidge got to the White House because of how he handled the Boston police strike. I think it's a bit early to psuh for Scott walker to be president, but if your police go on strike and take up an anti-government position, then you just have to hammer them. Immediate firings. No pensions. No re-hires. It's over for every single one of them.
I think it’s worse than that. This might be an attempt
at overturning the legislative process. A coup.
Is that a Diane Arbus photo? If she were still around, the Madison freak show would be a perfect subject for her.
I don’t know. I just typed in ‘popcorn’ and that pix showed up years ago. It has many applications. :)