Skip to comments.WI: Feingold, taxis circle Capitol
Posted on 06/06/2011 11:17:05 AM PDT by Jean S
Madison -- Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led a crowd of hundreds of marchers, taxi cabs and an antique fire engine around the Capitol Square in a demonstration Monday.
In the heat, the pro-union demonstrators -- perhaps as many as 1,000 in all -- marched in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's budget policies that would end most collective bargaining for public workers and cut aid to schools and local governments.
Meanwhile a few tents were left up near the square in a "Walkerville" protest area meant to invoke the Depression-era protests against then President Herbert Hoover.
How adorable: they think they’re acting like saints.
Meanwhile, here in Tennessee...
Sorry to say this knowing there’s a lot of good people up in WI.... I HOPE IT SNOWS LIKE A SOB. Snows in freakishly high drifts. Snows in a way that requires the National Guard. Not snowplow depth. No boxplow depth. I’m talking get the biggest loaders you can and fire up the diesels.
Hoping for such weather so that these pathetic losers (looters) protesting don’t get the pleasure of a suntan. Get a job, go to work, stop asking for taxpayers to pay your way cradle to grave.
Wow, a thousand of them? I’m just blown away! /sarc
Isn’t it strange how they can pass collective bargaining laws in Democrat-controlled states like Illinois and not one protestor shows up.....
ASSUMING they're all from Wisconsin (which is unlikely), that's .017% of the states population.
I think that's what Communists call a "mandate."
Hooverville protests were by people who didn’t have anything to eat.
“Walkerville” protesters are a bunch of highly-compensated state employees with superior benefits who are bitching about having to pay a small fraction of their fair share.
Conflate that, you liberal scumbag writers and editors.
Walker should finish the job and kick Unions out of ALL government jobs including police and firefighters. WI has been over generous with them.
Are they all in hybrids?
That’s got to leave a carbon footprint..
Hey Russ, we just fired you six months ago. Maybe you didn’t get the memo?
Oh, come on! This "Walkerville" protestor looks like he hasn't had a decent meal in at least 2 hours! :-)
He’s Wisconsin’s Jimmuh Cartuh. Won’t take “Get lost!” for an answer.
Thanks for the ping. This is just disgusting.
“Oh, come on! This “Walkerville” protestor looks like he hasn’t had a decent meal in at least 2 hours! :-)”
At least, not since he clocked in.......
The pro-union, big-government, protesters called it “Walkerville.” The rest of us call it “Entitlementville.”
I am hoping for a squall line of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday night to hit Madison.
***HEAT ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN WISCONSIN FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM***
Mostly sunny, breezy, hot, and humid.
High: 97 (record high for Madison is 94 set in 1933); Heat Index: 97 to 102
Wind: S/SW 10-20 MPH
The squall line is supposed to hit Wednesday night.
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