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(A few dozen) Protesters rally inside Michigan state Capitol (& promptly get tossed)
WSBT ^ | 3/15/11

Posted on 03/15/2011 4:10:37 PM PDT by Libloather

Edited on 03/15/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

LANSING, Mich. (AP) A few dozen protesters are staging a peaceful rally inside the Michigan Capitol and say they would like to stay when the building closes for the night.

They are opposed to education funding cuts, taxes on pensions and legislation that would give emergency managers more power over financially distressed local governments and schools.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: capitol; michigan; protest; thugs; unions
40 Michigan Capitol protesters vow bigger turnout Wednesday

LANSING — The last handful of the original 40 demonstrators who occupied the state Capitol past its normal closing time of 5:30 p.m. left just after 6 p.m. today, but vowed to return in bigger numbers and less peaceably on Wednesday.

1 posted on 03/15/2011 4:10:43 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Heh heh heh.


2 posted on 03/15/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Libloather

less peaceably? Sounds like a threat to me. Too bad they didn’t get more specific. They did write a lot of threatening emails. If anybody (an elected republican) gets hurt someone in the government will have fingers pointing at them for failing to “connect the dots”.


3 posted on 03/15/2011 4:13:43 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Libloather

snicker.


4 posted on 03/15/2011 4:19:22 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Libloather
...and say they would like to stay when the building closes for the night.

Yeah right. We just saw how you filthy unemployables act when you are left into public buildings for prolonged periods. Why don't you hippie losers head back to your home in the abandoned Volare under the bridge.


5 posted on 03/15/2011 4:20:09 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.
The protest was being led by Democrat Lance Enderle, who ran for Congress against Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers and says he'll run again in 2012.
Sounds like he's running right now. I saw some jackoffs picketing near downtown during my drive home tonight. A couple of signs said, "Phony Budget Problems Caused by Tax Cuts". Obviously the picketers were gov't-paid goldbrickers.


6 posted on 03/15/2011 4:21:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Libloather

These communists need to be exposed for what they are....and it is an abomination to how they have indoctrinated and programmed their students. Unbelievable....Lenin and his pal, Pavlov, would be so pleased, as would those cultural Marxists, like Marcuse and Ayers, who would like to see child/man orgies....would be so proud of the results of their godless, reasonless, curricula.

Destroy the DOE and burn the textbooks and give local control to all schools. Destroy the communist plants on school boards and have each town their own boards who have to be parents or grandparents.


7 posted on 03/15/2011 4:24:18 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Lazlo in PA
I have not seen those pics before...disgusting. Is that Michele Moore's brother?
8 posted on 03/15/2011 4:26:29 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL Phony Budget problems?


9 posted on 03/15/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Lazlo in PA

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,
Swim so wild and you swim so free.
Heaven above and the sea below,
And a little white whale on the go.


Baby beluga, baby beluga,
Is the water warm? Is your mama home,
With you so happy?


Way down yonder where the dolphins play,
Where you dive and splash all day,
Waves roll in and the waves roll out.
See the water squirting out of your spout.


Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga,
Sing your little song, sing for all your friends.
We like to hear you.


10 posted on 03/15/2011 4:30:38 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: cripplecreek

They can threaten to be less peaceful because their comrades in the police department won’t arrest them. What a lousy job all these “public servants” are doing in WI!


11 posted on 03/15/2011 4:35:47 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: kittymyrib

Looks like momentum ran dead on into a brick wall here in Michigan of all places.


12 posted on 03/15/2011 4:40:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Tennessee had protestors that had to be carried out today, too. Our lietenant governor on the matter:

“The right of all citizens to protest and assemble peacefully is sacred in the State of Tennessee. However, this General Assembly will not be intimidated by nomadic bands of professional agitators on spring break bent on disruption. We talk through our differences here. Tennessee is not Wisconsin.”

This is the man who should have been our govenror.

Idaho passed a very similar bill to Wisconsin’s and the one that will likely pass in Tennessee with very little fanfare. The momentum is building.


13 posted on 03/15/2011 4:46:50 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Libloather

Hang tough, Michigan. Learn from Wisconsin’s mistakes and don’ let the cockroaches inside in the first place. They breed like crazy once they get inside.


14 posted on 03/15/2011 4:49:18 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (DEFUND NPR, PBS, THE TSA AND THE U.N.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Its just kinda funny that the unions are claiming the momentum is on their side and they could only draw 40 protesters in Lansing.

Not only is Lansing a union town, its a college town too.


15 posted on 03/15/2011 4:53:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Is there anyone with a brain who isn’t sick of these leftist morons? Being a leftist life-loser is so THEN.


16 posted on 03/15/2011 4:56:20 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

We’ve already gone beyond Wisconsin in some respects. A week or so back we freed some 16 to 20 thousand forced union members from the plantation.

The difference here is that Rick Snyder isn’t taking the unions on directly. He’s poisoning the well through administrative channels and budget cuts.


17 posted on 03/15/2011 5:00:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Wisconsinlady

Cockroaches, More like Bed Bugs. You can NEVER get rid of them.


18 posted on 03/15/2011 5:53:22 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: SunkenCiv

Our stinkin’ government is at war with us. We better wake up and take preventive measures.


19 posted on 03/15/2011 6:28:11 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: cripplecreek

Hippies, Anarchists and all other Democratic Socialist trash ...

The capital will be closing in 3....2....1....

http://www.ohgizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/medium_766180438_ad45657d52_o.jpg

The Taser Claymore, when one ain’t enough.


20 posted on 03/15/2011 6:47:47 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

I'm doing my part. I live a few blocks from the Capitol, and my street is popular for its posted two-hour parking. I'm making certain that parking enforcement is cruising my hood non-stop.

That'll learn them protesters!

21 posted on 03/16/2011 5:52:10 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Libloather

Leeches seem to have an awful lot of free time.


22 posted on 03/16/2011 7:26:38 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Libloather
From Detroit News so can only link: Protesters-interesting sign
23 posted on 03/16/2011 9:24:56 AM PDT by madison10
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To: cripplecreek
Looks like momentum ran dead on into a brick wall here in Michigan of all places.

On the local news, they tried their best to make the "protest" seem much larger than it was. There was no camera angle, they could use,however,that didn't show the "crowd" as paltry.

24 posted on 03/17/2011 7:03:11 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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