Monday, March 12, 2012

The second best day ever

Wonderful but windy weather in Madison on Saturday and we arrived early to watch people arrive for the rally at the capitol square.  I would have been okay it ten thousand people made it to the rally, double that and I would have been pretty pleased.  By the end of the day I estimate that perhaps sixty thousand people had been part of the event.

It was the largest so far this year and it was great to listen to so many great speakers including Lori Compas and Mahlon Mitchell amongst others.  So many creative signs and so many spirited Wisconsinites all gathered in solidarity and in opposition to Scott Walker and his radical agenda.

For many of us it was almost like a huge family reunion.  It was great to touch base again with so many fine people.  They had come from all area's of Wisconsin and I admire the dedication they are showing to the cause. Earlier in the day was the Tibetan Solidarity Rally, this being the 53rd year for that noble cause.  Later they left the rally point at the city/county building and marched around the outer ring of the capitol square.  We showed great support for them and hopefully they also raised some new awareness of the terrible conditions in Tibet.

The spirit in the air was one of celebration as the movement gets stronger and stronger every day.  And now on Monday we are looking at the voter ID law, also known as the voter suppression law, being struck down by the courts and we are expecting the same with redistricting.  And that coming on the heels of the striking down of the environmental protection laws under the guise of creating mining jobs.

Plus it was announced that Scott Walker has created and is soliciting money for a legal defense fund he has created.  Under Wisconsin law as stated by the GAB, only those who are under active investigation can create a legal defense fund.  Our day is coming folks, you can just feel it in the air.

The only thing that can be greater than the spirit in the air at the huge rally on Saturday will be the day we remove Scotty from office.  I am looking forward to it.  And folks you should also be looking forward to Republican Senator Dale Schultz challenging Scott Walker in a primary contest.

2012 is going to be a very interesting year indeed in Wisconsin.  Keep up the fight good people, you brave and bold badgers, we are almost there.

On Wisconsin!    FORWARD!!!!

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