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Protesters flood Wis. Capitol over anti-union vote
Chicago Tribune ^ | March 10, 2011

Posted on 03/10/2011 6:50:50 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Thousands of protesters pushed past security, climbed through windows and flooded the Wisconsin Capitol on Wednesday night after Senate Republicans pushed through a plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

Within an hour and a half of the vote, the protesters had seized the building's lower floors, creating an ear-splitting free-for-all of pounding drums, screaming chants, horns and whistles. Police gave up guarding the building entrances and retreated to the third floor.

Protester Damon Terrell, 19, called Senate vote a "despicable travesty."

"They know what they're doing is wrong," he said. "Which child hides what they were doing: the one doing their homework or the one that was messing around?"

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2endelections; 2killliberty; failure; goonions; goonionsthugs; governmentworkers; socialism; unions; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 03/10/2011 6:50:58 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Somehow I do not think these are teachers. They are Commie rabble.


2 posted on 03/10/2011 6:53:15 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
RE: "Protesters flood Wis. Capitol over anti-union vote"

Someone call a waaaaambulance.

Anyway does anyone on the left work in WI?

3 posted on 03/10/2011 6:53:15 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I WANT MORE OF YOUR MONEY!......I WANT MORE OF YOUR MONEY!......I WANT MORE OF YOUR MONEY!......I WANT MORE OF YOUR MONEY!......I WANT MORE OF YOUR MONEY!......

4 posted on 03/10/2011 6:54:15 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Something tells me that the average American out there is not going to respond favorably to seeing the streets of his country being turned into a scene from Evita.

The Left may well overplay their hand here and reawaken the great Nixon Silent Majority, just as the SDS and hippie nonsense did back in the 70’s.


5 posted on 03/10/2011 6:56:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do any of these protesters really have a dog in the fight? I’d bet 95% DO NOT!


6 posted on 03/10/2011 6:57:32 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: screaminsunshine

Protester Damon Terrell, 19, called Senate vote a “despicable travesty.”

19? So college students are the protesters? At the age of 19 a run in my panty hose was a despicable travesty! Try having a job where you work hard only to see 30% of your paycheck garnished to pay union perks. Then we’ll talk.


7 posted on 03/10/2011 6:57:34 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Welcome to mob rule. Get used to it, as the original concept for this country becomes forgotten and abandoned by a certain element.

I swear, these “protesters” are acting more and more like two year olds throwing a tantrum.

And I couldn’t help noticing the SEIU purple-shirts among those breaking and entering through the windows on the news this morning.

Obama got his thugocracy. Now what?


8 posted on 03/10/2011 6:58:52 AM PST by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

9 posted on 03/10/2011 6:59:38 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: marstegreg

It s a rent a mob. Just ridiculous. What a losing bet.


10 posted on 03/10/2011 6:59:59 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: screaminsunshine

Yeh I think it was mostly college kids. Doesn’t Spring break start in a week or so? They will all be off to WPB and Ft Lauderdale to irritate everybody down there soon enough.


11 posted on 03/10/2011 7:00:13 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WTMJ 620 am reporting that the mob has taken control of the building and are banging on the windows and doors of offices. They are not sure it the vote in the assembly to pass the bill will occur on time or even today.


12 posted on 03/10/2011 7:00:15 AM PST by Crooked Constituent
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

[Senate Republicans pushed through a plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. ]

Senate Republicas pushed though a plan to “limit the powers of government employees to collectively bargain.”

I noticed the above language is what Governor Walker used in his WSJ piece this morning.


13 posted on 03/10/2011 7:00:19 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

14 posted on 03/10/2011 7:01:29 AM PST by epithermal
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To: Georgia Girl 2

With them it is Spring Broke.


15 posted on 03/10/2011 7:01:29 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Crooked Constituent

[They are not sure it the vote in the assembly to pass the bill will occur on time or even today.]

They MUST vote today. Stand up to these bullies, DO NOT back down! That will only encourage them!


16 posted on 03/10/2011 7:02:47 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: screaminsunshine

It s a rent a mob. Just ridiculous. What a losing bet.

My guess is that they will show their true colors today and trash the capital. They are too used to getting their way and loss of power is usually ugly. I hope the tea party folks showing up to record this stuff are level headed and put safety first.


17 posted on 03/10/2011 7:04:29 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Something tells me that the average American out there is not going to respond favorably to seeing the streets of his country being turned into a scene from Evita.

Oh, if you were only right. Sadly, the average American of today is a purposely dumbed-down, distracted by tech gadgets buffoon that unfortunately votes. We are observing the sunset of our republic.

18 posted on 03/10/2011 7:05:18 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t understand why the WI legislature didn’t do this much sooner.


19 posted on 03/10/2011 7:05:53 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I saw last night the teachers in Wisconsin run to the Capital Building after this vote took place. Wonder how many of those same teachers would run to the schools they teach at for an extra hour of lessons to help students having trouble, or parent meetings, or planning tougher curriculum lessons? After all this is all about the children?


20 posted on 03/10/2011 7:07:02 AM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


21 posted on 03/10/2011 7:08:01 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Basically they are law breakers.

Media seems to think the angry mob should take over. (But not if you are a tea partier only leftists need apply)


22 posted on 03/10/2011 7:08:01 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Police gave up guarding the building entrances and retreated to the third floor.

Serve and Protect?

23 posted on 03/10/2011 7:08:42 AM PST by Mr.Unique (Global Emergency!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What do you mean “just as hippies & pinkos” in the 70’s?

Same people same movement.


24 posted on 03/10/2011 7:10:19 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Protester Damon Terrell, 19, called Senate vote a "despicable travesty."

At 19 I was a level I supervisor working on B-52s loaded with nukes.

25 posted on 03/10/2011 7:12:00 AM PST by TankerKC (Confucius say, he who rushes to vote on bill before reading, might forget severability clause.)
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To: Tigerized
Obama got his thugocracy. Now what?

Ironic isn't it? The Bully-in-Chief is holding meetings at the WH about bullying.

26 posted on 03/10/2011 7:13:13 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Williams

I sure hope nobody gets spit on or called nasty names......


27 posted on 03/10/2011 7:14:18 AM PST by digger48
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good lordy.....my nose hairs are curling even just LOOKING at that photo.


28 posted on 03/10/2011 7:15:23 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: marstegreg

“At the age of 19 a run in my panty hose was a despicable travesty!”

Excellent comeback!


29 posted on 03/10/2011 7:16:15 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"They know what they're doing is wrong," he said. "Which child hides what they were doing: the one doing their homework or the one that was messing around?"

The correct answer is: "The ones who fled to hide in Illinois."

Glad I could clear that up for you.

30 posted on 03/10/2011 7:17:07 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: paulycy

TWIT??

LOL!


31 posted on 03/10/2011 7:17:22 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

GRRRRRREAT thread. Thanks to all posters. Whiney collectivists BUMP!


32 posted on 03/10/2011 7:18:20 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The local police are a disgrace to their profession. This should have been nipped in the bud by immediately making arrests and using force if necessary. Had the melee erupted into a full-scale riot, a small disaster could have ensued.


33 posted on 03/10/2011 7:22:43 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: TankerKC

“At 19 I was a level I supervisor working on B-52s loaded with nukes.”

Seem like skills that may have some application here.


34 posted on 03/10/2011 7:25:30 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Trajan88
Someone call a waaaaambulance.


35 posted on 03/10/2011 7:26:26 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: TankerKC
At 19 I was a level I supervisor working on B-52s loaded with nukes.

For every million dingelheimers who can't do simple arithmetic there's an Einstein. The dingelheimers still have to take their knocks.

36 posted on 03/10/2011 7:27:12 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These folks are traveling to protest with gas at about $4 a gallon. Then they have to have food while there. Plus, if they’re leaving their jobs, they’re losing money.

I’m thinking they can’t protest like this for too long before either they get a visit from reality or their union bosses start to run short of money.


37 posted on 03/10/2011 7:28:10 AM PST by lurk
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To: screaminsunshine

...so what exactly have these clowns ‘lost’? The ‘right’ to fleece the taxpayers?


38 posted on 03/10/2011 7:29:10 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TankerKC

bump #25


39 posted on 03/10/2011 7:29:45 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: who knows what evil?

The protesters are not even teachers. Just a bunch of Obama Trash.


40 posted on 03/10/2011 7:32:13 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Crooked Constituent
"WTMJ 620 am reporting that the mob has taken control of the building and are banging on the windows and doors of offices."

I swear I just saw footage on Fox where the thugs broke windows to get into the building!

Who pays for that?

41 posted on 03/10/2011 7:37:27 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
With protesters getting violently excited, it could be time for one of those "continuity of government" responses. If the state Capitol building is taken over, the legislature can meet under emergency conditions in a place of safety.

Even the fleebaggers could participate by video hookup. Just a thought.


42 posted on 03/10/2011 7:44:01 AM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Most folks get tired of extortion after a few years.
43 posted on 03/10/2011 7:58:11 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So much spoiled grapes at the Capitol,if anyone doesn’t at this point think these people don’t pose a clear and present danger to this country’s very survival....look no further then Wisconsin.


44 posted on 03/10/2011 8:04:26 AM PST by Del Rapier
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To: who knows what evil?; All

Nope. Any time these union aholes are on strike, they’re allowed to ‘fleece the taxpayers’. They’ll get to claim the EITC. Free money in the form of tax credits paid for by us.

Note the forms of income that qualify.

http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96466,00.html#QA2

Q6. What is Earned Income?

A6. Earned income includes all the taxable income and wages you get from working.

There are two ways to get earned income:

You work for someone who pays you, or;
You work in a business you own.
Taxable earned income also includes:

Wages, salaries, and tips;
Union strike benefits;
Long-term disability benefits received prior to minimum retirement age;
Net earnings from self-employment.


45 posted on 03/10/2011 8:45:00 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: USS Alaska

exactly :-)


46 posted on 03/10/2011 9:48:41 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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