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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:34 PM
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Palin Headed To Madison, Wisconsin This Weekend
Palin Headed To Madison, Wisconsin This Weekend
Eric Kleefeld | April 14, 2011, 3:07PM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be headlining a Tea Party rally this weekend, at a venue that has served as the stage for some very high-profile protests of late: The Wisconsin state Capitol building in Madison.

The state Capitol, of course, was the site of massive protests both outside and inside the building, as tens of thousands of people gathered to show (and shout) their opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's anti-public employee union agenda. But now, as the Wisconsin State Journal reports, Palin will be coming to town to rally the other side.

And check out this nugget from the paper's report:

Americans for Prosperity is organizing busses to the event. Last year's gathering featured former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson and others.
Americans for Prosperity is, of course, a Koch financed group. The Koch name has popped up quite a bit in the Wisconsin protests -- most notably after Walker's 20-minute phone call in late February with blogger Ian Murphy, who was posing as David Koch. During that call, Walker discussed his ideas for tricking the Democrats into coming back by pretending to negotiate, his ambition to bust the public employee unions in the mold of President Reagan firing the air traffic controllers -- an event that Walker said had led to the downfall of the Soviet Union -- and that he had considered (but ruled out) planting troublemakers in the crowds of protesters.

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http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/palin-headed...

or...Half term, Half baked Alaskan goes to Wisconsin to rally the haters.

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:37 PM
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1. Working on a "Crowd Size Vs. Coverage" thesis for my PhD.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:39 PM
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2. Then please note: "Americans for Prosperity is organizing buses to the event"
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 04:41 PM by mod mom
Paid transportation by the Kochs-pure grassroot event!
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:40 PM
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3. She's coming to our Farmer's Market?
It starts up again this Saturday.

The tea party will probably claim that all the people shopping for fresh produce are on their side. They did the same thing when they had a tiny pro-Iraq war protest years ago.

:eyes:

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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:40 PM
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4. Or she'll get halfway there and quit.
*stolen from a friend.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:10 PM
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11. lol
:thumbsup:
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:02 PM
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5. Walker thinks that taking out PATCO help bring about the downfall of the Soviet Union?
He really needs to be locked up in a psych ward.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:04 PM
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6. When she hears of the size of the protesting crowd, she'll back out....
http://imgur.com/Gx4Nm >
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:44 PM
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9. Is there going to be a counter rally? I'd love to see that!
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:09 PM
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7. Ha ha--Walker is NOT scheduled to attend the event. WIDDLE POODLE!!




......Madison tea party activist Kirsten Lombard is going to be out of town Saturday, but she said most of her fellow tea partiers will be in attendance.

"I think (Palin) will certainly energize the conservative base in Wisconsin," she said.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate said Palin was an early supporter of Scott Walker so it makes sense she would come to Wisconsin.

"The question now becomes, 'Do the eight Republican senators facing recall election stand with Sarah Palin as she lavishes praise over the Scott Walker union-busting, anti-family agenda?'" he said.

A spokesman for the governor said he is not scheduled to attend the event.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:40 PM
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8. Uh Oh... K & R !!!
:wow:

:kick:
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:07 PM
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10. BWA-ha-ha Screenshot of Lacrosse Tea Party site announcing due to low interest
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:12 PM
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12. Palin: "I am happy to be in Wisconsin, the state where cows were invented"
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