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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:50 AM

Michigan right-to-work protests expected today at Capitol in Lansing; police presence growing

Source: Detroit Free Press

LANSING — Large numbers of Michigan State Police officers were around the Capitol building early this morning as Lansing braced for a day of protests related to controversial right-to-work legislation working its way through the state Legislature.

Today’s protests are a precursor to much larger ones planned for Tuesday, when thousands of union activists are expected to converge at the Capitol and supporters of right-to-work legislation have also promised a strong presence there. Union members took civil disobedience training in Detroit on Saturday to prepare for the protests.

This morning in Detroit, congressional Democrats are to meet with Gov. Rick Snyder on right-to-work and then brief the media on their discussions.

In Lansing, parking meters along Capitol Avenue had bags over them today to prevent on-street parking, and the city of Lansing has announced street closures around the Capitol for Tuesday. . .

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20121210/NEWS15/121210015/Lansing-braces-for-right-to-work-legislation-protests-today?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Big day of celebration by the Koch brothers. They own another state.

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Reply Michigan right-to-work protests expected today at Capitol in Lansing; police presence growing (Original post)
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 OP
Laurian Dec 2012 #1
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #5
Purveyor Dec 2012 #8
heaven05 Dec 2012 #3
Purveyor Dec 2012 #9
sarcasmo Dec 2012 #10
maddogesq Dec 2012 #11
Purveyor Dec 2012 #13
MichiganVote Dec 2012 #14
primavera Dec 2012 #4
cyclezealot Dec 2012 #7
sarcasmo Dec 2012 #12
0rganism Dec 2012 #15
John2 Dec 2012 #6

Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:53 AM

1. I'm there in spirit, wish I could be there in person.

Stay strong and safe!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:57 AM

2. I just hope they don't make the mistake of trying a recall campaign on the gov.

Wisconsin proves that tactic doesn't work.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:38 AM

5. Been there, failed that. nt

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:29 AM

8. They won't try it on the Gov. but a couple of legislators could find themselves in a battle. eom

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:04 AM

3. like

snyder and his rethug state house and senate cronies give a damn about protests against their imperial rule that was voted in by a majority of michiganians. Sure, to protest is our right but we would need hundreds of thousands surrounding the capitol to make a real definitive difference.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:32 AM

9. I'm listening to our local AM hate radio this morning and even the old diehard repukes are having

problems with they way this was rammed through.

This is probably the best thing that could have happened for the Democrats come 2014.

Chances will be much better for taking back at least the House! "Keep Hope Alive"...

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:59 AM

10. We need a better candidate than Virg.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:14 PM

11. It's time for some Gretchen!

When women run, women win. And Tricky Ricky is getting beat up so bad he may not want another term.

Watch as this woman opens a can of whoopass in the state senate.

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Response to maddogesq (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:20 PM

13. My first thought when he pulled this stunt was "he isn't running for re-election. Time will tell.nt

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:14 PM

14. He probably wants 2016, and the Kocheads are promising it

Trouble is, they'll promise it to a dozen others too. Ambition, its result is heartburn.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:05 AM

4. I'm really coming to hate that phrase

"Right to work" - they should call it what it is: "right to exploit."

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Response to primavera (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:39 AM

7. Right to Exploit.

. Much too evasive.. Right to work for less is a part of it. But, what the corporate world wants even more than cheap labor is disposable labor.
I call it "Right to work, at Will. " that is their top goal. They want a labor force that can be thrown out with yesterday's garbage. With not so much as a goodbye or even a Why.?

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Response to primavera (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:39 PM

12. Right to work for less.

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Response to primavera (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:53 PM

15. keep it simple: "Right to starve"

a 3-word 3-syllable slogan deserves a 3-word 3-syllable response

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:38 AM

6. Can the Union

 

rank and file vote to with hold the state salaries of the Governor,Legislature and police? I wonder if that can be arranged?

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