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Live blog: Americans answer call to protest for workers’ rights

By Stephen C. Webster
Saturday, February 26, 2011 12:53 EDT
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This was a live blog of events around the nation related to the workers’ rights demonstrations. It ended at 9 pm EST. Look for Raw Story’s photo feature on today’s protests, coming Monday morning.

Most recent updates appear at top.

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8:58 EST: Juneau, Alaksa didn’t let the cold get them down. But the real question might be, can they still see Russia from there? (Image from Dan Kantak.)

8:45 EST: In one of the most amazing videos you’ll see this year, a member of Wisconsin’s police union gives a speech to protesters inside the statehouse. “Mr. Walker, if you’re listening: We know pretty well know who you work for. Now let me tell you who we work for,” he said, eliciting a round of cheers from the crowd. Watch.

8:32 EST: Another look at today’s rally in New York City, courtesy of one William Brown.

8:28 EST: The mayor of Lansing, Michigan gave one hell of a speech today. Watch. (Photos here, from the Rochester Citizen.)

8:13 EST: The ‘Anonymous News Network’ brings us a video view of action at the Indiana statehouse.

8:04 EST: Another couple looks at Denver’s solidarity rally, from Twitter user @RadicalRonRand.

7:57 EST: Phoenix, Arizona! Looks like big numbers — and great pictures too ( from Pat Kofahl).

7:47 EST: A Denver thumbs-up for the freedom to organize, courtesy of Kathy Markle.

7:41 EST: This. Is. ALBANY! (courtesy of Twitter user @_1134)

7:33 EST: Although you can’t see his face, the man speaking is Bradley Whitford, an actor from The West Wing. He made an appearance in Madison, Wisconsin today, and Raw reader Jerry Gibbs brings us this shot.

7:25 EST: San Francisco, ever a natural ally to those friendly to progress. A shot from Stephen Pawley.

7:20 EST: Where’s the apathy in Tallahassee? Nowhere, apparently! (From Jeanette Castillo — more here.)

7:15 EST: Sacramento, California with the big showing! Two quick glimpses from Raw reader Robin Kozloff.

7:06 EST: Over a thousand turned out in San Diego, we’re hearing. “Hundreds” more in Albany, New York.

7:03 EST: Salt Lake City, Utah — surely even Joseph Smith loved the working man! (Courtesy of Ryan Kowalchik.)

6:40 EST: Meanwhile, in Austin, Texas … (photos by Stephen C. Webster)

6:30 EST: Here we are in Augusta, Maine, where people work hard too.

6:20 EST: Jackson, Mississippi — also not having it. Via Landon Wilson.

6:09 EST: Where’s my teachers’ union at? Why, Johnson City, Tennessee, of course! Watch here.

5:57 EST: Santa Fe, New Mexico’s turnout of “several thousand” by one reader’s estimation — and a PA system that wasn’t strong enough to be heard all the way in the back! These are from Alf Abeyta.

5:50 EST: Denver, Colorado turns out for workers — image courtesy of “McWaters”.

5:43 EST: Still scant mention of nation-wide demonstrations in mainstream media. CNN running another Charlie Sheen story.

5:42 EST: Salem, Oregon now too, and they’re not happy. (Via ‘Derrick’.)

5:33 EST: The situation in Springfield, Illinois, via Wayne Sedgwick.

5:27 EST: Green Bay, Wisconsin gives a frosty reception to Walker’s anti-union agenda. Photographer’s credit in-image.

5:22 EST: Video from the “Save the American Dream Rally” in Chicago, Illinois.

5:12 EST: Two images from Vermont’s capitol, Montpelier, courtesy of one Lance Mills.

5:05 EST: Next up, Ashville, North Carolina — courtesy of Douglas Ross.

5:01 EST: Boston, Massachusetts isn’t taking this sitting down. That’s a lot of people! Photo by Rick Tudor.

4:57 EST: This is what democracy looks– er, reads like: an on-the-ground report from Wisconsin.

4:56 EST: Raw video from workers’ solidarity rally in New York City is up: watch it here.

4:53 EST: A reader sends us this image from Boise, Idaho.

4:35 EST: Minimal coverage from mainstream networks on today’s events. CNN actually reporting on tea party’s second anniversary at the moment.

4:33 EST: Hundreds out in Washington, DC. From readers Jeff Bloom and Josh Williams:

4:25 EST: Solidarity. (Keep sending us your media!)

4:22 EST: Out in Austin, Texas, they’re not happy about cuts to Planned Parenthood, as evidenced by this Raw Story-exclusive video. Photos from the protests coming next.

4:52 EST: Live from the epicenter, here’s a live video stream from inside the statehouse in Madison, Wisconsin.

4:42 EST: Gary Krug of Spokane, Washington says about 100 people showed up to support Wisconsin workers. Two of his better images:

4:29 EST: Raw Story reader Robert R. Clark estimates “about 1,000″ people turned out at the Connecticut statehouse.

2:56 EST: If you’ve never seen Henry Fonda do Tom Joad’s monologue in The Grapes of Wrath, today is a good day to check it out.

2:54 EST: Reader Robert reports, “I just returned from a spirited rally in support of Wisconsin (and other state) public worker unions at the Connecticut State House.  My estimate is 1000 people attended.  There was a counter rally of about 6 people.”

2:52 EST: Sen. Al Franken says Walker is out to “union bust.”

2:46 EST: 1000 people gathered in Harrisburg, PA today for a “We Are Wisconsin” rally.

2:30 EST: Hollywood joins the rally in Madison:

Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”), SAG national board member Gabrielle Carteris (“The Event”) and AFTRA national board member Robert Newman (“Guiding Light”) are speaking in support of Wisconsin public-sector workers at a large rally in Madison.

2:28 EST: Check out these photos from the rally in Tallahassee earlier today.

2:23 EST: Raw Reader Jacqueline sent this in,  “from the Maine UNCUT Bank of America Protest Today”:

2:20 EST: From protests earlier today in New York, from @MirezNY

2:15 EST: @tcita tweets: Off duty bus driver picked up all us stray protestors on way to Capitol. Said he was repaying our kindness #wiunion

2:09 EST: Forbes says Walker is lying.

2:03 EST: Raw reader Kate sent this photo in. “These guys were mocking the few tea partiers who showed up and seemed to have a great audience….”

2:01 EST: We’ve seen ZERO coverage on CNN in the last hour.

2:00 EST: We’re seeing several reports that Madison police have joined the protesters after being asked to disperse the crowd.

1:59 EST: Local news reporting 35K in Madison today.

1:48 EST: Crowd of 3500 reported in St. Paul.

1:44 EST: Scott Walker booed, asked to leave at local Wisconsin restaurant.

!:41 EST: Several users on Twitter note that Wisconsin capital is at capacity.

1:35 EST: Folks in DC march in solidarity with Wisconsin union workers. Picture below via @haleyvandyck:

1:19 EST: Citizens gather in downtown Seattle, courtesy of Howie in Seattle:

1:12 pm EST: 1000 protesters reported in St. Paul.

12:59 pm EST: The situation in St. Paul, courtesy of Twitter user @nledit.

12:47 pm EST: Here’s a map of the workers’ solidarity rallies being put on by US Uncut and MoveOn.org. Uncut also calls for people to gather at their local banks. Groups likely out there participating today, but not noted or otherwise publicly organized.

12:45 pm EST: Police estimate over 3,000 have turned out to a rally in New York City.

12:43 pm EST: Last week’s protest in Wisconsin drew over 70,000. This week, organizers are shooting for more — and the rally’s just begun.
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With additional material by Roxanne Cooper.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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  • http://twitter.com/walkiride walkiria ribeiro

    OTHER WORLD IS POSIBLE, IS INCOMING, IS MY HOPE FOR PEACE AND LOVE RE>EVOLUTION

  • Anonymous

    The greedy corporate chumps aren’t so ready for peace love and revolution. That is why this is so important and bravo to the folks in Wisconsin showing that unity!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PSKROFVS7E4PVTI2CEPLFWEJII John

    Stand tall with unions. I’ve been on both sides of the fence on this issue. I worked in a bargaining unit for many years and then was promoted out of bargaining, into management.

    I still stand with the unions and always will. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into building our unions and giving us a middle class. We have to stop these corporate American Nazi’s before they destroy everything we’ve built over year after painful year. We HAVE to beat the Republicans on this issue for the survival of our middle class.

    Republicans want to take us back in time and take us down and steal our jobs and pensions. This is bloody war.

    Once again…we are called upon to fight the Nazi’s.

  • Anonymous

    Tell it!

    Believe it and we’ll see it!

  • Anonymous

    GOOD START!!
    You go Wisc, Indiana,Illinois!!!
    Now, when are we going to take care of the REAL PROBLEM, at the source of our nightmare? EGYPT STYLE?
    Banksters? Wall Street? Insurance Companies? A government since RayGun that has NEVER given a real shit about “WE THE PEOPLE”??
    Let us show them “CHANGE THAT WE THE PEOPLE CAN BELIEVE IN”!!
    THEY WORK FOR US!!
    WE NEED TO REMIND THE ASSHOLES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE!!
    Sorry for “screaming”, but I’m at my wit’s end and have had it with the Third World style of corruption here in America!
    I moved here because I loved this country and still do! It tears my heart apart!
    The only thing we are now number one at, is telling the world that WE”RE NUMBER ONE!!
    What a crock!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_siH5wJTJ4E

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJJ4KEVT2Z5RDHTIRGJOUWL2EA Paul M

    There´s no turning back now. The “push” must continue.

  • Anonymous

    Thank God for Activists. Unlike the Tea Party, they don’t wait until it’s sunny and warm to demonstrate. Solidarity !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RT3XX4DFKZ2AD7JHO3D3PZ7G4M ChrisK

    Governor Walker is your fridge running?…….. dumbass fascist.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QXFIB44LE3ZAZ7IXPILNJAZYWY teefrtwo t

    $10 a slice of pizza and a beer will get you a supposed UNION protester who doesn’t know why he is there

  • Anonymous

    You’re confused.

  • Anonymous

    A start I guess. Not exactly a day of rage

  • Guest

    Good for you, people! We are with you. Solidarity!

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Evidently it’s you that doesn’t know why they are there, dumbass.

  • DrLearnALot
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPV6LRYFLBF6AYBLXYMS6L3XGQ chris

    There was way more than 3000 in NYC

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C4UKJGJIX3WQOU7P4GZSWVSKBA gnuman

    For the first time in a long time,today was a good day to be an American worker!Thankyou to all those who participated in body and spirit! Those of us from WIS are especially thankful.

  • Anonymous

    We have been asleep at the wheel. We have allowed the powers that be chisel away at all the gains the working class has made in the last fifty years. Now we find ourselves needing to scramble, figuring out what will be the appropriate response. Citing the deficit, all is allowed when it comes to budget cuts. There needs to be a tax increase on anyone making more than 200K. Enough going after our most needy citizens.

  • Anonymous

    Come on. Is that all there are? Get out there and get those pictures.

  • RottenJohnny

    Boeing got the new contract, and the plane, at least the parts built in this country, will be built be union workers, so you know those parts will be the best built parts on the plane.

    But further than that, the Koch Brothers Cartel are doing their best, buying up any scumbag politician they can, in the hopes of destroying middle-class America. It’s time the people who really make this country work, middles-class American workers, took this country back from those who want to see it return to the days of the carpetbaggers and robber barons. Vote the old degenerate guard out and fill congress with people who actually have the ability to make this government of, for and by the people again. The Koch Cartel was never elected to anything: they’ve bought their way into government

  • Anonymous

    Need to do it again next week.

    The recent events in the Middle East have shown it works only if people show up repeatedly.
    If it’s only a one time thing, leaders will ignore it and the state press throws it down the memory hole.

    Btw, the weather was cold and nasty in a lot of places and people still showed up.

  • Fedupin10

    Unlike the Tea Party; no one had to be paid to attend, including me.

  • Fedupin10

    Just got back from Madison. What a great day! Cold, snowy and full of spirit. Your crowd estimate above is way low. I was there last week and the crowd was estimated at 68 – 70 thousand and that included about 5 thousand Tea Baggers.

    Today was even bigger and I only saw about a dozen Tea Baggers.

    Keep up the fight America. We must break the oligarchy.

  • maritimer

    You can’t possibly be this dumb. Can you?

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t you just ask one or two of them instead of sitting safely at home throwing bombs, you might just learn something about the people who do the bulk of the work in this country.

  • ghostof911

    The Teamsters, UAW, AFL-CIO need to get off their duffs and get busy organizing the workers at all the Koch Industries facilities in the US with 70,000 potential new union members. Go get em!!!

    While they are at it, there are over 2 million non-union employees of Wal*Mart that could use collective bargaining representation. Why aren’t efforts being made to unionize Wal*Mart?

  • http://thepoliticalbandit.com/ William Cormier

    Now that evening is approaching and the photos and events are being publicized it does the heart good to see that Americans are finally standing-up for their rights and protesting on a massive scale. (It’s a good start, but only a start… If this anti-union movement isn’t halted soon we need to begin organizing general strikes to make the point and force corporate America to relent – otherwise the “strikes” need to go on indefinitely.) My teenage years were during the late 60′s and even without a horrific event like Kent State we are watching people wake-up and hit the streets. It’s been far too long since Americans were actively speaking out and demonstrating while they attempt to save their own future(s).

    It’s a treat I didn’t expect to see, but this has finally alerted the American people to “stealth” fascists like the Koch brothers who have finally been unmasked and on a national basis have come out as enemies of the American people. Also, Fox News’s reputation is sinking further into the mud, but like the Koch brothers, people, millions of them, are beginning to understand that Fox News is solidly against the Average American.

    If we keep up the momentum this assault on the working people of this nation will have been the straw that broke the camel’s back, and if we play it right and people still keep waking-up, we have a real chance to return this nation to the principals of yesteryear – and we may even be able to rebuild our economy from the assault of our “Elites” and Corporate America.

    Let’s all walk like Egyptians!

  • ghostof911

    Don’t have a teevee to verify, but it sounds like the corporate media is ignoring the events from today. Tomorrow, if Joe the Plumber shows up to meet a crowd of ten teatards in South Swampville, the report about it will be on continuous loop.

  • judi

    And of course this all was well-covered by the MSM……………NOT! No Tea Partiers there with funny hats or misspelled signs, so the Koch Brothers (the main cause of all this mess) gave the order to “ignore the rabble.”

  • Anonymous

    I was out at the one in San Francisco. Maybe 1000 but people were also protesting in a nearby area for Libya. On the way to the rally several people I talked with were not aware it of and would have come if they didn’t have other plans. I was told by an organizer is that this was put together 2 days ago. Just think if it was advertised and pumped like the tea party rallies on TV. That said, I am disgusted by the lack of MSM news covering this where they fawned all over the tea party rallies. The double standard is appalling and reminded me once again why I never watch corporate media.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FONW6K3ZWV4BU4ZTCDCSZHHH6E Mick Jagger

    Hitler banned unions in 1933…take that and shove it up your ass, Glenn Beck…you are just a disinfo agent for the Koch brothers trying to co-opt and then adulterate Alex Jone’s message.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FONW6K3ZWV4BU4ZTCDCSZHHH6E Mick Jagger

    Maybe it’s time to take the protests to the Koch brothers residences.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely. Creative, and aggressive use of social media while the chance is ours, is the leveler in this fight. Who needs the bloody MSM anyway :)

  • Anonymous

    Well said Mr. Cormier.

  • Anonymous

    The tide actually could realistically turn, with the kind of efforts you state. Time for people to get creative, and aggressive. I think for too long, people have felt cowed into just being depressed, and voiceless. Time to state our opinions in the coffee shops, at the mall, wherever you go, including maybe just asking openly at the checkout line in Wal Mart. “Have you guys ever thought of unionizing?”

  • Anonymous

    You guys are waking the sleeping giant. The middle class that has been getting screwed for 30 bloody years. It’s about damn time, and kudos.

  • Anonymous

    Help make it what you want it to be.

  • Praxman

    Time Machine pix!

    The Latest Ambiguous Movement

    circa 2002/3 anti war
    circa Dean
    circa RNC/DNC 2004
    circa…soso

    That produced 2 Bonesmen.

    It’s as laughable as the last ambiguous movement…Tea Party Movement

    circa 2002/3 pro war
    circa Paul
    circa RNC/DNC 2005
    circa …soso

    that produced New Guard/Old Guard.

    It’s 2011 and far too much has happened for Net media to CONTINUE to replay the same photos and the same aspirations over and over again in an attempt to create a movement.

    It’s has to be a STORY because the system is beyond repair and you are not allowed to fix it.

  • Anonymous

    Time to take the protests directly to the corporate offices of CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC. If they won’t cover the damn protests, then we can bloody take it to them.

  • Anonymous

    So are you the paid opposition? Is that as good as you can do? Damn pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Haha!
    Funny comment about the teatards and their fake plumber who doesn’t work as a plumber, but sad that it is true.
    According to the corporate media, the events today never happened , just like the 2002 anthrax attack never happened.
    Most of the press in the U.S. is actually made up of people and controlled by interests who are opposed to the good of the nation and it’s people.
    The same was true in Egypt and Libya, it’s sad that the American press is aiming for the same level of dishonesty.
    The American press has sunk to an abysmally low level, some might even say it’s corrupted and traitorous.
    We might not be a third world nation YET, but we have a third world press.

  • Anonymous

    Who knows where they live?
    It’s some place in the shadows.

  • Anonymous

    ‘Mad as Hell’ in Madison
    by Ralph Nader

    The large demonstrations at the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin are driven by a middle class awakening to the spectre of its destruction by the corporate reactionaries and their toady Governor Scott Walker.

    For years the middle class has watched the plutocrats stomp on the poor while listening to the two parties regale the great middle class, but never mentioning the tens of millions of poor Americans. And for years, the middle class was shrinking due significantly to corporate globalization shipping good-paying jobs overseas to repressive dictatorships like China. It took Governor Walker’s legislative proposal to do away with most collective bargaining rights for most public employee unions to jolt people to hit the streets.

    Republicans take rigged elections awash in corporatist campaign cash seriously. When they win, they aggressively move their corporate agenda, unlike the wishy-washy Democrats who flutter weakly after a victory. Republicans mean business. A ram rod wins against a straw all the time.

    Governor Walker won his election, along with other Republicans in Wisconsin, on mass-media driven Tea Party rhetoric. His platform was deceitful enough to get the endorsement of the police, and firefighters unions, which the latter have now indignantly withdrawn.

    These unions should have known better. The Walker Republicans were following the Reagan playbook. The air traffic controllers union endorsed Reagan in 1980. The next year he fired 12,000 of them during a labor dispute. (This made flying unnecessarily dangerous.)

    Then Reagan pushed for tax cuts—primarily for the wealthy—which led to larger deficits to turn the screws on programs benefitting the people. Reagan, though years earlier opposed to corporate welfare, not only maintained these taxpayer subsidies but created a government deficit, over eight years, that was double that of all the accumulated deficits from George Washington to Jimmy Carter.

    Maybe the unions that endorsed Walker will soon realize that not even being a “Reagan Democrat” will save them from being losers under the boot of the corporate supremacists.

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/02/26-3

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T6XVBZ5W4URIRKDR4GQGUB4NXU raw77

    The whole system that we live in drills into us that we are powerless, that we are weak, that our society is evil, that its crime ridden etc and so forth. its all a big fat lie we are powerful, beautiful, strong people. there is no reason why we cannot understand who we truly are and where we are going. there is no reason why the average individual cannot be fully empowered we are incredibly powerful beings.

    Such totalitarianism would likely not be force upon the people, rather the people will demand it. For the social manipulation of society through the generation of fear and division has completely inhibited the culture. Religion, Patriotism, Race, Wealth, class, and every other form of arbitrary separatist identification and thus conceit, has served to create a CONTROLLED POPULATION utterly malleable in the hands of the few. Divide and conquer is the motto , and as long as people continue to see themselves as separate from everything else, they leave themselves open to be enslaved . However, if the people ever realized the truth of their relationship with nature, and the truth of their personal power to affect change. The entire manufactured zeitgeist that’s prayed upon would collapse like a house of cards.

    Totalitarianism: absolute control by the state or a governing branch of a highly centralized institute ion.

    Zeitgeist: the spirit, attitude or general outlook of a specific time or period.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guXirzknYYE

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
    -Sri Chinmoy Ghose
    http://zeitgeistmovie.com/Zeitgeist,%20The%20Movie-%20Companion%20Guide%20PDF.pdf

  • PeterGrfx

    The unions HAVE been trying to organize Wal-Mart workers since at least 2005, but with limited success.

  • Anonymous

    Who was it that said the only thing that will change what’s happening to the middle class and all of US labor is a true uprising? I saw that headline recently and it sounds like we may hear that again. I would tend to agree that we all are headed toward the cliff as NONE of what we are experiencing or hearing about is going to improve- especially the relationship between right and left. We may just be picking teams pretty soon like a large-scale game of neighborhood baseball as neither side will bow to the other. We had all better agree to disagree as it’s one thing to go off on a civil war and fight and another to deal with the accompanying chaos our families will face. I REALLY tend to think though, that it will end up the poor against the rich as our conservative neighbors will soon find themselves poor also. It’s a disgrace that too many people are caught up in the Best Picture nonsense and the Sheen chronicles instead of what’s REALLY happening.

  • Rush Goofbaugh

    Actually there are… Wal mart has one of the best union stomping orginazations in the country. These are the people that need unions the MOST.

  • ghostof911

    Before the union stomping didn’t get enough attention. It’s time for the unions to go back while the irons are hot with the unrest in Madison and elsewhere. Let the world see Wal*Mart union stomp now and there will be more attention.

  • ghostof911

    It’s time to turn up the heat while the unions are getting back in favor.

  • ghostof911

    The opportunity is now. The unions need to get aggressive and force their way back into the non-union shops to give the oppressed workers an opportunity to stand up for their rights.

  • ghostof911

    Exactly. It is inexcusable that they could ignore covering the events of yesterday they way they did. The bias they blatantly show for corporations is outrageous.

    Protesting the networks does not have to be as difficult going to the offices of CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC. A protest can be carried out as simply as

    BOYCOTT!

    Pick a day, and everyone turns off the boob tube. .That will give them the message.

  • ghostof911

    It is also like the 2003 protests against the George W. Bush’s Iraq war never happened. Those protests were HUGE but they got absolutely ZERO media coverage.

    Incidentally, the death count for George W’s war based on bogus intelligence is approaching 2,000,000.

    OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD: “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” former CIA Director Bill Colby

    http://deliberatecoincidences.blogspot.com/2007/03/operation-mockingbird-central.html

  • Anonymous

    Tea Party & Scott Walker
    Corporate Owned
    Corporate Controlled

  • fukum

    Tea Party = Koch’s Suckers

  • fukum

    …or…Don’t drink the tea, someone dipped their Koch in it

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Wow! That’s impressive! The message is finally getting home. I wonder what Ms. Governardoress of AK Sarah Palin would have done had this happened under her governorship. I cringe at the thought of what that Neanderthal would have done. ~shrudder~

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Are we all cheese-heads today?

    (altogether now)

  • Anonymous

    People dont know how right you are
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-500857

  • Anonymous

    When I was on my way to the rally in Olympia Washington I passed bus after bus of Koch Brothers funded right wing mouth breathers on their way to “oppose” unions. I guess their vision of America is making us Mexico, or better yet Somalia.

    http://www.RepublicansAreADisease.com

    Seems us liberals don’t need billionaires to pay for our rides….

  • Anonymous

    Shall we wake up now, or is it over Ralph?

  • Anonymous

    All 50?

  • Anonymous

    Who is getting voted off the island tonight?

    To dream that Americans will finally wake up is a stretch. If they realize that Wall Street Bankers, billionaires that fund the right wing think tanks, and corporations that gladly kill for profit are destroying their families and our nation is something we may want to protest then America (and the world) has a chance. Not to mention the fact that ALL coral reefs will be DEAD by 2050 might matter…..

  • Anonymous

    Watch Michael Moore’s “the Big One” again and see how the Repub.s and big Corporations were downsizing as far back as 1991 and now the Fat Cats i.e. Bloomy, Walker and Christee (who is twice the man Tony Soprano is, literally) want to blame the Unions for all our problems. The Rich get richer and the Fat get fatter and the middle class gets leaner, carrying everyone on their backs. I just hope NJ’s first Porker Gov. does not use his “Fusion Centers” to gain the Oval office in 2012, he can bearly fit in it anyway.

  • Anonymous

    I prefer provolone please.

  • Anonymous

    Just 2 questions to America.

    What took you so long?

    Will you keep it up until we win?

  • Anonymous

    the bushes and cheneys are the biggest nazis this country has , the sooner every one realizes this the sooner they can be properly punished.
    obama might as well be named bush too, because he is doing everything the former nazis couldnt get pushed through.
    everything bush signed into law should be repealed, homeland security should be abolished we dont need to stinking motherland hitler agencys to protect us from some fear mongering nazis made up boogeymen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    Yes, hundreds of thousands of people across the entire country… simply duped by a slice of pizza to stand (well dressed) in snow and cold for something they don’t know anything about (because, seemingly, according to you, they can’t read the signs they are carrying).

    You’re the core rot that’s destroying this country and world. You prop up the Koch brothers while they shit down your neck, then you laugh at everyone else who’s standing there, horrified, that you’d be willing to be abused in such a way.

    Get help.

  • Anonymous

    Check out the Los Angeles City Hall rally I shot a bit of:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G20zau0NIY

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