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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:40 PM
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Just got home from Madison - lots of pics (and Happy birthday, mom!!)
Edited on Sat Feb-26-11 08:08 PM by PeaceNikki
This is how my mom wanted to spend her birthday (she's also a DUer). :)

The mood was ELECTRIC, the crowds were peaceful, friendly, fired up, and A.MAZING. I am so proud to have marched among these people. Here are a few of my faves and a link to my whole album.





















View my whole album here:
http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s129/PeaceNikki72/Ma... /

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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:44 PM
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1. Thank you.
Great pics. Love the one about having nipples. walker has awakened a sleeping giant and will regret this until the day he dies. SOLIDARITY!
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:44 PM
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2. K&R n/t
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:44 PM
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3. How was your drive home? Are the roads slippery?
Our daughters are driving (a 3 1/2 hour trip) and I was just wondering...
Also, thank you for photos...I can't enough!
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:45 PM
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5. The roads were busy and slippery.
I am only an hour away so it wasn't bad. Yeah, I was so glad I was able to go. :)
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:48 PM
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10. Thanks for the road report...
it sounds like it'll be awhile before my girls get home.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 09:07 PM
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32. Hope they get home safely.
I'm sure that, like me, they'll be all pumped with adrenaline and good vibes from the awesome crowd. :)
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:33 PM
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41. It took them awhile...
but they made it! I think they were running on inspiration from their awesome day in Madison!
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 12:43 PM
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42. Awesome!
The mood was electric, the people so very impassioned. Peaceful, kind, helpful and AMAZING. They hand out water, offer gloves, sweatshirts, food, hugs. It's beautiful.
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:45 PM
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4. Recommend! On my way to the album but of the ones posted,
Like this sign-

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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:48 PM
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11. The Count one was picked up on Twitter by the Washington State Dems and retweeted a bunch.
:)
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:46 PM
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6. So where was the Tea Party crowd
in the cold and snow? You have to know people are pissed to be out in that weather. Thanks for representing! :bounce:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:47 PM
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8. There were two guys in favor of bill. TWO GUYS.
And one obnoxious guy yelling from his car.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:03 PM
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23. I heard one guy, very well dressed make an unfavorable comment
and I took it to mean that he was not in favor of the protest. It was on the side of the capitol of your picture with the guys holding the sign saying, "Shame, Shame" and "Budge". It was near a guy who had a sign explaining how Walker only got 26% of the total of those eligible to vote here in WI.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:26 PM
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28. I know the lady holding the SHAME! SHAME SHAME sign on the stairs.
:)
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 11:24 PM
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39. And the news will report
"Thousands turned out against and in favor of the measure..." as if it was equal.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 11:28 PM
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40. lol - we heard those exact words on radio in car on way home.
And laughed.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:47 PM
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9. In San Diego we think we spotted ONE
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:47 PM
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7. Good for you
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:50 PM
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12. Awesome.
:)

Y'all recognize co-pilot of Miracle on the Hudson Jeff Skiles, right?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:50 PM
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13. Yes, and he is a union man too
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:51 PM
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14. Yes, he spoke there today
and we happened to be walking into the square when he was.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:53 PM
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15. Best sign...pic of Walker. Sez "This is your brain on Koch."...
:rofl: :rofl: :evilgrin:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:54 PM
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17. That's my fave, too.
I forgot to add to OP - but have remedied that. :)
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:01 PM
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21. Was going to post that also.
:rofl:
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:54 PM
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16. Great Pictures
I loved the album
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 07:57 PM
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18. I was there today and saw some of those signs. n/t
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:00 PM
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19. Neat!
We shoulda had a DU meetup. :)
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:38 PM
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30. We could have passed each other and never known it. n/t
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:01 PM
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20. My fav sign was on box cardboard: "Republicans AGAINST the BILL"

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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:09 PM
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25. Yeah, that was cool.
And despite appearances, he wasn't alone.
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:03 PM
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22. A big kick and a rec!
:kick:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:05 PM
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24. Thank you, Nikki!
:applause:
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:14 PM
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26. k&r nt
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:25 PM
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27. Thank you! K&R n/t
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:36 PM
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29. Here is a sign I saw today that is very telling because 100s if thousands of Democrats here
did not vote last November:



Here are some others:









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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:43 PM
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31. Thanks for adding yours.
We probably did see one another and didn't even know it. :)

Well, this doesn't appear to be slowing down and I think we should have a DU meetup next weekend.
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BillyJack Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 10:46 PM
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36. GREAT pics! Absolutely love that "Jesus called Govenor Walker sign"
...says it all/wraps it up right there!

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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 10:04 PM
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33. Kicking this for mom.
:)
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 10:40 PM
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34. With you in spirit!
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 10:45 PM
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35. k and r for those awesome pics, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to nikki's mom
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 10:49 PM
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37. Nice!
Thank you for being there, and thank you SO much more for posting these pictures!

:yourock: :patriot: :thumbsup:
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etherealtruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 11:18 PM
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38. Absolutely wonderful .... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mom
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great white snark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-27-11 02:31 PM
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43. K&R. You done DU proud!
:-)
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