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Wisconsin State Journal reports: "Thousands of protesters rushed to the state Capitol Wednesday night, forcing their way through doors, crawling through windows and jamming corridors, as word spread of hastily called votes on Gov. Scott Walker's controversial bill limiting collective bargaining rights for public workers."

A protester shouts as he holds an American flag after storming the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, 03/09/11. (photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A protester shouts as he holds an American flag after storming the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, 03/09/11. (photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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+25 # mcpogo 2011-03-10 11:52
This Scott Walker and his toadies sound like they've been transported to 2011 from the 1930s! Wisconsonians - show them what happens to right wing liars and pikers!!!
+26 # Gary Ray Pierson 2011-03-10 12:12
Let's see,if carrying a gun to a Tea Party or an Obama speech is ok.. Lynch mobs must be too.. Or the old tar and feather and rail em out of town trick... The GOP obviously isn't for the average Joe or plummer Joe.. Their out for your wealth and minds... They are coming for your Social Security next.. And people thought George Carlin was just joking about we don't own America.. "It has owners and it's a big club and we ain't in it." Better take the country back from the hands of mad men and politicians.. Cpl. Pierson 101st Vietnam
+21 # Archie1954 2011-03-10 13:25
There is is much more at stake here than the employees' union rights even though they are of great importance. The whole concept of democracy is at stake. The reason democracy works is because certain protocols are in place so that no one believes they have been shut out of their right to negotiate whether as a union representative or as a state legislative representative. Once anti democratic individuals such as the governor of Wisconsin take it upon themselves to destroy the democratic protocols then all hell will break lose and that is what is going to happen unfortunately. The people have to ultimately decide whether or not this kind of egregious destruction of democratic rights is appropriate.
+13 # todd williams 2011-03-10 13:50
+13 # fredboy 2011-03-10 13:51
Remember, you are dealing with bullies.
So fight back. And defeat them.
+11 # wrodwell 2011-03-10 14:47
Now's the time for direct, forceful action. Don't like what the Republicans did? Seize them, and throw them out. The citizens of Wisconsin won't have a better opportunity than they do right now. Go for it!
+5 # karlseidel 2011-03-10 14:47 are the Scott Walker and the Republicans that circumvented the system in the Capitol building? Any chance those fat cats could get "stuck" in there with no food? Is this an apt metaphor? Hmmm...
+6 # DPM 2011-03-10 16:45
This is only the beginning! Look at what is quietly (so far) happening in Michigan. It is beyond the pale. Snyder is looking to replace elected officials with personal appointees and perhaps companies, by forcing political entities such as villages, towns, townships, etc. into dire financial straights, then declaring economic emergencies so he can dismiss elected officials and replace them with appointees.
Join an AARP rally in Lansing, at the capitol building, at 11:00 a.m. next Tuesday. See you there!
+5 # KittatinyHawk 2011-03-10 18:18
There are Organizations getting meetings together. It is time every American pays attention.
I comment news reports like what is here. We are getting less everyday, I am tired of that. People believe this is over and it is far from over.
For all, a way we can all do a part is to look up Koch and others and boycott buying from them. more spuds. Restaurant owners are boycotting
Perhaps these small boycotts of products by buying Locally could actually make enough impacts to show all that We Americans are going to stand up for each other....So which Cheese in Wisconsin is pro Walker.
We can mount Small Attacks as Consumers...Buy American, Buy Locally, boycott States who do not respect their Workers/Familie s
+5 # DPM 2011-03-10 21:26
Some Koch products that you don't need are: Northern tissue, Dixie products, Brawny towels and Sparkle glass cleaner.
Don't forget to close your BofA account and go credit union!

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