There are police roaming the capitol square in groups and they are perhaps even more bored today than anyone but that is too be short lived perhaps.
Basically there is little for me to report to you readers today. There is a link on my facebook wall for a flash rally on Wednesday at the Capitol. And of course various and diverse rallies and protests being staged tomorrow as the G.O.P. intends to make another run at their Union busting legislation. Several Republican legislators are already chomping at the bit to pass the public union busting bill as they are starting to speak openly around the capitol of going after private unions next. They will tie this in with new laws to weaken or remove access to unemployment insurance, new laws to weaken access to health care for those with insurance and some changes to the child labor laws to allow 14 - 16 year old more 'rights to work' which means your kids will now have to dig ditches with you to keep a roof over your heads.
I had originally intended to have one of two posts ready for today but the research is slowing me down. One piece is on the cost of private security for the Governor as his popularity is so low he cant even trust his safety to officers of any of the states law enforcement departments. But it is slow getting information on Wackenhutt and so that will be coming out later.
The second piece that I am working on is a bio on Vicki McKenna, the tea party radio host who has been calling for violence against peaceful demonstrations as she tries to initiate a riot, hopefully leading to some deaths if she can manage to influence the police to open fire on citizens. I was going to finish that piece by stating that:
I have no wish or desire to see violence at all around the capitol building, nor would I want to see it in my neighborhood so if Vicki McKenna is so dead set on having violence occur it should be at her home.
I would then list Vicki's address, aliases, phone number and vehicle description with tag/plate number. But since I want to see things peacefully resolved in Wisconsin I am torn on doing that. Especially this week when all the conservatively (nearly all) controlled media outlets are promoting the possibility of violence in Madison this week. If you think I should out McKenna's information comment on this posting and let me know, I will follow majority opinion on this one.
Also if you have any ability at all to be in Madison tomorrow on Tuesday the 14th please be there as the Republicans are bringing in dozens of people (so they say) to be fake protesters with the intention of initiating violence at any cost to defame the movement. We will need lots of (preferably experienced) people to stop the violence before it can start and to I.D. and/or document the individual agitators.
Wisconsin needs you on the square tomorrow citizens of the badger state. We all need you there and I am looking forward to seeing you in the effort to halt the destruction of the 'Wisconsin Idea' and the American Dream. In peace and solidarity my friends until next time.
On Wisconsin! FORWARD!!!!