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WI: Feingold, taxis circle Capitol
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/6/11 | Jason Stein

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: feingold; scottwalker; unions; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/06/2011 11:17:15 AM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

How adorable: they think they’re acting like saints.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 11:19:38 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Jean S

Meanwhile, here in Tennessee...


3 posted on 06/06/2011 11:24:54 AM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Jean S

Loser(s)


4 posted on 06/06/2011 11:25:41 AM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< - Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of Top-Ranked Teams)
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To: Jean S

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.


5 posted on 06/06/2011 11:27:09 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Jean S

Wow, a thousand of them? I’m just blown away! /sarc


6 posted on 06/06/2011 11:31:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jean S

Isn’t it strange how they can pass collective bargaining laws in Democrat-controlled states like Illinois and not one protestor shows up.....


7 posted on 06/06/2011 11:36:25 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Wow, a thousand of them? I’m just blown away! /sarc

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."

8 posted on 06/06/2011 11:39:30 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Jean S

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.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 11:45:29 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Jean S

Walker should finish the job and kick Unions out of ALL government jobs including police and firefighters. WI has been over generous with them.


10 posted on 06/06/2011 11:45:45 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Jean S

LOLOL

..

Are they all in hybrids?

That’s got to leave a carbon footprint..


11 posted on 06/06/2011 11:53:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Jean S
It's about time Governor Walker and the Statehouse pushed another new money saving law while the liberal scum are trying to catch their breath from the last battle. There must be some useless state departments or programs that can be dismantled?
12 posted on 06/06/2011 11:54:10 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Jean S

Hey Russ, we just fired you six months ago. Maybe you didn’t get the memo?


13 posted on 06/06/2011 12:15:21 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Brown Deer; afraidfortherepublic; smoothsailing

Feingold ping!


14 posted on 06/06/2011 12:21:59 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: bigbob
Hooverville protests were by people who didn’t have anything to eat.

Oh, come on! This "Walkerville" protestor looks like he hasn't had a decent meal in at least 2 hours! :-)


15 posted on 06/06/2011 12:37:24 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Mike-o-Matic

He’s Wisconsin’s Jimmuh Cartuh. Won’t take “Get lost!” for an answer.


16 posted on 06/06/2011 12:38:54 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Jean S

Thanks for the ping. This is just disgusting.


17 posted on 06/06/2011 12:53:00 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: COBOL2Java

“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.......


18 posted on 06/06/2011 12:54:43 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Jean S

The pro-union, big-government, protesters called it “Walkerville.” The rest of us call it “Entitlementville.”


19 posted on 06/06/2011 12:55:14 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Jean S; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; bushwon; Principle Over Politics; ...
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
20 posted on 06/06/2011 9:27:34 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Made In The USA

I am hoping for a squall line of severe thunderstorms on Wednesday night to hit Madison.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 10:37:10 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: From The Deer Stand
The pro-union, big-government, protesters called it “Walkerville.” The rest of us call it “Entitlementville.”

"Gimmie-ville".

22 posted on 06/07/2011 5:00:33 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I'm not so concerned he was born in a 3rd world toilet as I am him trying to turn America into one.)
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To: Thunder90
Not terribly likely. Here's the forecast for today:

***HEAT ADVISORY FOR SOUTHERN WISCONSIN FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM***

TODAY:

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

23 posted on 06/07/2011 8:01:41 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

The squall line is supposed to hit Wednesday night.


24 posted on 06/07/2011 1:00:08 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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