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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 01:53 PM
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Protest Pictures From Chicago, IL Happening Now - Courtesy DU member wndycty
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 02:51 PM by no limit




DU member wndycty is emailing me pictures live from the Chicago protest and asking me to post them on his behalf. I will edit this thread as more pictures come in.

Thank you to everyone going out to these protests today, I wish I could join you.

Update 1:









Update 2:

To help out people on slow connections please look for more updates in my replies below.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 01:54 PM
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1. K&R
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 01:55 PM
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2. Cool, people are going
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Liberalynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:02 PM
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3. Thanks for posting
There wasn't one close enough to where I live for me to make it.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:04 PM
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4. thanks...n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:05 PM
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5. K&R! nt
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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:07 PM
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6. People power works when there are enough people involved.
The powers that be can't crush everyone. As much as they'd like to.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:10 PM
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7. here in NC with a sick 10yo, but, I can at least keep pics kicked....
and....thanks to wndy and you.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:11 PM
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8. K&R
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Skip_In_Boulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:11 PM
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9. Cool, it is also looking like Teabaggers are MIA this weekend
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 02:11 PM by Skip_In_Boulder
Guess it actually dawned on them last weekend what a real minority they are.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:05 PM
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20. I doubt it. That would suggest that they reside in a fact
based universe, something we know not to be true.

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Skip_In_Boulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:58 PM
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22. Generally yes, but the facts are so overwhelming here that even
they get it.
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:15 PM
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10. Kick & Rec!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:26 PM
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Liberalynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:29 PM
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13. Very Very Clever and Funny
:rofl:
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:55 PM
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16. apparently inappropriate as well
:shrug:
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:51 PM
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15. The Steelers hat is a nice touch
:rofl:
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:27 PM
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12. Thanks wndycty and no limit! Hope we get reports from around the country. nt
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 09:43 AM
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54. Move On still has a running thread with lots of Pics from Rallies all over US..here:
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:50 PM
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14. UPDATE 3: Adjacent pro choice rally
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:57 PM
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17. Another one from pro-choice rally:
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LibGranny Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:38 PM
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37. LOVE IT!
I've always pronounced his name as "BONER" - glad
I'm not the only one!
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Drahthaardogs Donating Member (482 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:46 PM
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59. That is CLASSIC!
Well done.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:59 PM
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18. excellent! A big K & R!
:kick:
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 02:59 PM
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19. recommend
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:09 PM
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21. FINAL UPDATE: More Pictures From Rally to Save the American Dream in Chicago








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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 11:14 AM
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56. "where are sacrifices of the rich"?
That should be repeated over and over again as often as possible, and Walker should be asked every time he appears in public, why he has not made them 'share the sacrifice' also?

RAISE TAXES ON THE RICH! That's how to solve any budget problems in Wisconsin and elsewhere. So, why are their taxing being cut??

Great photos, thanks for posting them.
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 03:59 PM
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23. A K, and R and a THANK YOU! to No Limits
:kick:
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:29 PM
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30. Thank you for being out there today and for sending the pictures.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:00 PM
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24. Send these to CNN and MSNBC and ask them
why they aren't covering this?
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:02 PM
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25. It's not a teabagger rally. I've learned to expect that.
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mercuryblues Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 04:41 PM
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26. South Carolina
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 04:43 PM by mercuryblues
Several hundred showed up, despite it being a "right to work" state.

In the background were the Anti-worker, teabaggers engrossed in their counter protesting. All ten of them

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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:13 PM
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27. Awesome
:kick:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:08 PM
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41. Thanks for this post about SC!
:yourock:
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:17 PM
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28. Front lines of the class war.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:27 PM
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29. K&R-Thank you for these pics...nt
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:31 PM
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31. k&r nt
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 05:46 PM
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32. They need Scabby the Rat out there.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:14 PM
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33. great pics--thanks to both of you k&r n/t
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:21 PM
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34. WONDERFUL! A Big KICK! n/t
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WhaTHellsgoingonhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:22 PM
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35. pictures from Chicago, IL rally by me and Nexus7 here
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:37 PM
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36. Report from NC Capitol link to the Puny/Distorted News Coverage...with Video at site.
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 06:42 PM by KoKo
We were there and this report is so distorted...but it's what we have learned to expect from our "bought media."

Anyway there were "estimates by the KoKo Family's eyes of about 500 to 600 Pro-Teachers, Unions of all ages at the Rally. Across the street there were "maybe" 100 Tea Partiers (generous estimate) who arrived with Bull Horns and Many American Flags. When we were there the protesters on either side were not "shouting at each other" as this News 14, North Carolina Video show...but it was the Tea Baggers with their Bull Horns shouting at US. Some of the "Baggers" shouts were: "Thank GOD for GLENN BECK!"..."We Won and You Lost"...and "We are Broke." None of us on the Left had a Bull Horn but we had Great signs.

Here's the Video, puny coverage from our only station reporting..at this time. The other one is doing Sports of the Gladiators.

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NEWS 14---CAROLINA!
RALEIGHPro and anti-union demonstrators chanted and shouted at each other in Raleigh on Saturday afternoon.

The State Employees Association of North Carolina and Move On.org held a rally at the state capitol building, designed to show support for workers in Wisconsin. A bill there would cause most Wisconsin public workers to lose collective bargaining rights.

The rally was scheduled for 12 p.m., but it heated up well before that, as anti-union activists showed up to counter protest. It did not take long for both sides to engage in a yelling match, chanting and shouting at each other. The counter-protesters were mainly members of various conservative groups who said the state and country, can not afford unions.
Nationwide rallies held in support of public workers

"We all have to take some cuts. I think they are wanting more. I think unions have caused a lot of the dysfunction in our industrial aspect," said conservative blogger Randy Dye.


The opposition only seemed to fuel the pro-union rally.

"I think it's really a question about are we going to continue a race to the bottom in this country, or are we going to stand up for good, middle class, hardworking families around the country?" said Dana Cope, director, SEANC.

Many of the government workers at the pro-union rally noted North Carolina workers have no collective bargaining rights. Similar rallies are planned in all 50 states.

More with (SELECTED VIDEO by this TIME-WARNER AFFILIATE in NC)....HERE:


http://triangle.news14.com/content/top_stories/637328/n...


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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:09 PM
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42. BTW...it was Good News to have 500 to 600 N'Carolinians...to about 100 Tea Baggers!
I just thought our local coverage SUCKED. But, we were there and the downtown traffic saw it. We did GOOD!
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:48 PM
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38. Great Shots!
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 06:49 PM
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39. K&R
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:07 PM
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40. Great Pix, wndycty! K&R
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:10 PM
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43. I have a question
Lately on DU, I don't see images. I see frogs trapped in ice cubes and the caption: Domain unregistered. To view.... blah blah.

Any idea why this is happening? I have a super fast connection but can't figure out the problem.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 10:50 PM
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:14 AM
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45. K&R! Great signs!
And not a single misspelling!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 01:43 AM
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markmyword Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 02:51 AM
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47. I Was There
I went to the Chicago protest in support of the Wisconsin
unions. It was cold and snowy, but it felt good to be with
other people, who are fed up with what is happening to this
country and the middle class.  

What a wonderful and unexpected surprise, to have our Senator
Dick Durbin, speaking at the rally. William McNary from the
Citizens Action Illinois, was such a POWERFUL speaker, I wish
he could have talked longer AND been seen on more T.V.
stations. He should be interviewed by reporters, as he has a
lot to say about the American worker and the American dream.

Channel 7 NBC news had a video of the protest and had him on.
All the news teams SHOULD have been out there, recording our
protests. I didn't see any others there.

Does anyone know if any other Chicago news station covered the
protest?

I hope that Moveon.org organizes MORE rallies, they say they
plan to, as long a Wisconsin needs our support.

We need to continue having rallies, until the Obama
administration starts STANDING UP to these bullies and
STANDING UP FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE and not the corporations.

What a great day, being able to have my voice heard, that's
what Democracy is all about.

Hopefully, more young people will get involved, and go to a
rally. Protesting is a great civics lesson, as it's democracy
in action,something that you can't learn  in a text book. 
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hulka38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 09:19 AM
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52. Thanks for being there.
Dick Durbin's a good guy.
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WhaTHellsgoingonhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 11:18 AM
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57. I was there as well. Chicago Rally VIDEO: CBS, ABC, MoveOn...
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 07:14 AM
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48. These are great pictures. Love it!!
We should do this again in late May!!
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 08:26 AM
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49. Beautiful...K&R
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 08:53 AM
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50. I'm not getting pictures
I'm getting a message that says "Domain Unregistered To view register at bit.ly/imageshack.domain

I got that 6 times, I'm assuming where the pics would be
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 08:57 AM
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51. Thanks. Excellent pictures.
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hulka38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 09:21 AM
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53. K&R
Thanks for doing this wndycty and no limit.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 10:42 AM
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55. Thank you Chicago!!!
:yourock:
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:41 PM
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58. ahhh my hometown
so cool to see chicago getting in on the protests
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:50 PM
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60. Wait till Chicago LABOR finds out that Rahm...
...is NOT on their side.
That should get interesting.


"There are forces within the Democratic Party who want us to sound like kinder, gentler Republicans.
I want us to compete for that great mass of voters that want a party that will stand up for working Americans."
---Paul Wellstone



"By their works you will know them."

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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:58 PM
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62. Well two things. . .
1) Chicago labor knows about Rahm and opposed him this election

2) I suspect Rahm is going to work with labor more than anyone expects him to. He knows what he needs to do to hold on to power.
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obietiger Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:56 PM
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61. great pictures
and great people!
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