Skip to comments.Rally day in Madison (Return of the FleeBaggers)
Posted on 03/12/2011 7:26:41 AM PST by milwguy
- Pro-labor demonstrators are preparing Saturday for what may be the largest rally yet at the state Capitol.
Among those expected to attend are farmers on tractors, labor leaders and the 14 Democratic state Senators who fled to Illinois to try to block Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill. Walker signed the bill Friday.
Democrats have vowed to fight the legislation in the courts and at the ballot box -- there could be as many as 16 recall campaigns against state Senators from both parties. Union leaders are scrambling to try to deal with new rules established by the legislation.
The events kickoff at 10 a.m. with what is billed as a tractorcade as farmers parade on tractors and converge on Capitol Square. Music is due to begin at 2 p.m. with speeches at 3 p.m. Labor leaders Marty Biel (AFSCME), Phil Neuenfeldt (AFL-CIO) and Mary Bell (WEAC) are expected to speak.
The 14 Democratic senators are due to appear at a news conference before attending the rally.
On a larger note, the rally today will NOT be the largest, but will probably be reported as such. The FleeBaggersm the unions, and their allies have recruited some hippie organic farmers to drive their tractors to the Capitol building to make it look like more of a 'populist', French style revolt.
The only problem with the protest organizers strategy is that SPRING BREAK started yesterday at UW Madison. A lot of the 'useful idiots' they recruited are now down in Cancun or Panama City Beach Florida partying away. The campus is deserted and the 10's of thousands of resruits the unions relied on have left town. Will be interesting to see how may actually show up. If the tractors are driving AROUND the Capitol building, it means the streets are open. The day of the Tea Party counter protest (which I attended), the union thugs marched on the closed off streets around the capitol building while the Tea Party protest went on at the South entrance.
With the Japan earthquake, the unions will probably not even get much press. The FleeBaggers 15 minutes of fame are up, the world has moved on.
Good luck getting news coverage, the world has REAL problems.
This is what is wrong with today's propagandizing news! The protesters are paying these college kids to show up and protest! These college kids don't give a damn what the issues are, or even why they are out there protesting, only that they are making about $16.00 dollars an hour and probably in cash so they don't have to report it and pay taxes on the income!
This is like the Nazi Party holding a victory parade for the defenders of Berlin in 1945.
Ain’t that the truth. This is a tough couple of weeks for the World. We’ll get through it, but it will certainly have it’s own chapter in the book of history.
I imagine that the Unionistas will be grabbing every wino, doper and street urchin up off of State Street to help swell their numbers.
Just try to stay upwind of them.
While checking the lib sites this morning that's exactly what they're crying about this morning!
Are you kidding? Haven’t you noticed? The Union thuggery is the most important thing. Covering the commie events in the most positive light as possible is priority by the press.
” farmers on tractors,”
I was wonderin’ what kinda farmers would have a stake in this issue. Hippy farmers are probably bored this time of year. When does turnip planting season begin?
Wisconsinoka? Never heard of that place. They’ll have a hard time getting a TV crew in there today Fur Shur.
These guys may have a difficult time finding a mob to rent. Now that it is spring break, the young skulls full of mush are partying somewhere warm. The responsible students are either working or catching up on their studies.
Please post some of their remarks. It would truly eye-opening.
Making the rounds on the net (and previously posted on FR)... but indulge my liberties in restating: What do you get when fourteen Democrat Senators go AWOL from their jobs in Wisconsin? You get (a chance of) fiscal responsibility... and a boatload of evidence that the (so-called) “Progressive” Left is prone to violence and thuggery if democracy “fails” by their side losing! Public Unions are just another version of the “protection racket”. (as we learn local Madison businesses have been threatend)... Democracy be dammed, if they lose an election!
Now we see the black comedy of “worker hero” Michael Moore (worth in the $50 million range), arrogantly holding up handcuffs on MSNBC to arrest the “rich” (slap ‘em on yourself pal!). Those like Moore (his ego only challenged by his girth) have spawned a new word: HYPERCRITE!
The (rusty) irony: Tea Party (aka: taxpayers) are the true revolutionaries, the (so-called) “Progressives” throwing tantrums and trashing the capitol, are the reactionaries, demanding status quo (aka: we get YOUR money). Folks... we couldn’t make this stuff up!!! Viva revolution!
I guess it would be too much to hope for to have these...people...stop and consider the enormity of what happened in Japan. Maybe they don’t have it so bad after all. They still have their families, their jobs (and still some collective bargaining privileges) and are not walking around streets that have been devastated (although they will probably leave them that way for others to clean up since they are liberals). Doing this during a true worldwide catastrophe only serves to highlight their piggishness.
I would like to think that if it were a Tea Party event it would either be postponed, or used as a way of collecting donations for the people of Japan. I doubt that will happen here, they only organize for themselves.
Love to see all those fatcat hayseeds though, on their tractors bought with gubbermint subsidy money.
Mostly cloudy and windy.
Snow flurries and snow showers.
Temperatures in the low to mid 30's.
Winds occasionaly over 40 mph.
Where are they getting these farmers? There is no way any farmer with a brain would support the unions on this.
The whole world’s eye is on the disaster in Japan. Nobody givea a damn about these fool union whiners.
I am willing to bet that there is free beer and food at the rally to make sure all those radical 19 year olds from the university show up. It’s never too early to learn the “what’s in it for me” union philosophy.
The Whole World Is Watching...JAPAN!
Sounds like a fine spray from some firehoses would make the day even less appealing.
It’s that Me Me Me mentality that really keeps people from sympathising with them. Once the craziness dies down and they have a chance to really see how they have behaved and what it is they are fighting for I think some of them will be ashamed. They can’t all be bad, they are just caught up in this and are being prodded on by those rounding up the herd.
(Wow, I guess I just proved your point)
With diesel fuel so expensive, this little tractorcade is going to hurt their wallets.
These protesters have burned up a lot of money traveling, eating, walking away from work(the few that have jobs).
LOL,please don’t ask me to go back, once is enough. How about Cliff notes? They are mostly mad at the Media. Can’t figure out why they can’t cover Japan AND their protests. They feel the media will cover a middle east revolution but not the revolution happening in their own country.
O.K, O.K., There is only so much a person can take! I’ll just trust that it is as self centered and ignorant of the really important things happening as I can possibly imagine. Am I close?
For once the MSM has real news to cover. Sorry boys your union problems just are not cutting it this weekend.
It will really hit the fan when the Dem/Commie Sec. of State refuses to sign the paperwork to put the law in to force. Soros has a guy in there. The Gov. is going to have to start selectively laying off some of the top communists.
I think the “teachers” need to enroll at the University of Arizona to attend the National Center for Civil Discourse class.
Legally, the Sec of State only has 10 days. If he does not sign and publish before that, we will be breaking the law.
Here come the tractors........
By the way, tractors usually do not have plates and if they on on the highway around the capitol, ticket them.
A good portion of their heirs still retain the socialist ideology and voting patterns of their European predecessors.
For example, my grandfather immigrated from Naumburg in the late 1800's and settled in a Chicago suburb, a baker by trade. He and my great-uncle plus a goodly portion of the old-country German, Austrian, Bavarian and Alsatian immigrants populating their suburb voted every four years for the perennial socialist presidential candidate, Norman Thomas.
A socialist vote made sense for grandpa and these politically-ignorant folks of the era because of the bad conditions they had just left over the sea and which prompted them to leave in the first place.
Today there's no excuse for these Wisconsin farming descendents to continue supporting socialists and their union kin, but they still do....if not for the memory of Norman Thomas, but for the memory of their gods, FDR, JFK and LBJ.
Grandpa DID wise up, owned a well-known and prosperous bakery for 40 years, and voted Republican till the day he went to apple strudel heaven.
Anyway, this will at least in part explain the presence of a lot of the farmers and tractors that will be in the socialist highway cavalcade today.
Crats do not care about the law.
Love it! bttt
They should be welcomed with a ticker-tape taser parade, and each given a bouquet of tear gas.
Look out for the tractors. Chances are these guys never have been near one in their lives, much less driven a rented one!
Doing this during a true worldwide catastrophe only serves to highlight their piggishness.
Yep. Aren’t they compassionate liberals that care so much about human rights? They should be volunteering and collecting/donating money for the victims of the earthquake/tsunami? I guess the homeless, devastated victims will just have to wait while they finish their little tantrum to show the world how bad THEY have it! Pay no attention to those natural disaster victims, don’t you see how BAD we have it here with our 8month a year, $90K jobs? It’s hard work keeping these protests going! Truly laughable.
The winos, dopers and street urchins are highly insulted at the suggestion they would associate with bona fide scum of the earth.
I saw a partial shot of the tractor-cade and at least one guy was on his riding mower. lol
I agree with the other posters that this makes them look foolish and selfish, with the tragedy unfolding in Japan.
Yesterday on Chicago talk radio, the host called the Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce. There was supposed to be a massive protest by local high school students against Walker. They were following the calls by Michael Moore to walk out and protest. There were about a dozen kids there. The host talked with the “organizer.” He said he was expecting alot more kids after school got out. The host explained that it wouldn’t be a “walkout” if they did so after school was let out. LOL
Who is going where? We are looking at real problems.
:This is what is wrong with today’s propagandizing news! The protesters are paying these college kids to show up and protest! These college kids don’t give a damn what the issues are, or even why they are out there protesting, only that they are making about $16.00 dollars an hour and probably in cash so they don’t have to report it and pay taxes on the income!”
If this is not just talk, and you have proof, this has to get to Rush and Beck and Hannity!
Now that’s funny!
thanks for the post Leni. I do not understand socialists, but then, I wasn’t raised around them.
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