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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:45 PM
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MADISON, WI: This is what a whole hell of a lot of people look like (dial up warning)
The reverberating sound of the crown inside the buildings around the Square was...breathtaking.

(best crowd shots I've been able to find)









It was packed like a Singapore subway train.
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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:47 PM
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1. a thing of beauty
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:53 PM
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10. Marblehead I agree... It is a thing of beauty....
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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:48 PM
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2. Awesome!
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jemelanson Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:48 PM
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3. And NOT a Palm Tree in sight!!!
K&R
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:52 PM
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9. well, actually
there were quite a few palm trees, though most of them were inflatable, and the rest were cardboard. :D
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 07:29 PM
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35. I missed those Lefta!
We were so busy navigating the thick and friendly crowds with two little kids. We couldn't even tell who was speaking we were so far back in the crowd. Well, except Jesse Jackson...no mistaking that voice. Today, Mr. AC and I collected petition sigs in Baraboo to recall Luther Olsen. It was very empowering...more so than a rally if you can believe it!
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:48 PM
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4. And nary a fucking PEEP from the media.
I hope that at least local media is keeping the people there informed, because the national media is not.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:55 PM
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11. Unacceptable Is All I Can Say... But It's Almost A Fact Of Life Now! I Realize That Japan
is an overwhelming AND very scary situation, but a "peep" most assuredly should have been given. THIS IS OUR country that is at stake and MSM is once again pushing "we the people" to the back burner!

SHAME!
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:56 PM
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13. That's what REALLY pisses me off. We need to start protesting the
media outlets. I've had it with them. I used to think it was just the bush cartel that prevented pravdaUSA from showing the truth. It's not just the bush cartel. It's USA Inc. that is fucking the people of this country. On the news. In the election booth. In the pentagon. In the legislatures.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 05:15 AM
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32. +1,000,000,000
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 09:12 AM
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33. PLUS ONE! nt
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Thornleylv Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 10:46 PM
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40. They are just the propaganda department for the corporations
Edited on Sun Mar-13-11 10:47 PM by Thornleylv
That is the connection we need to show the unenlightened.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:15 PM
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21. NYTimes has something up now, good photos, pretty good article
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:45 PM
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27. if 5 teabaggers with 20 portapotties were there
it would be all over the news.

every single one of them is fucking us.

FUCK THEM!
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 12:33 AM
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30. BBC World News (public radio) reported on this just a couple of minutes
into their newscast. (compare and contrast with American MSM)
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toandme Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:49 PM
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5. Fantastic!
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:50 PM
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6. Were these taken today?
(I've been out of the loop for the last several days, with work and other commitments.)
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:57 PM
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15. Yes
Very busy day here...Quite.
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likesmountains 52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:50 PM
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7. Great pics, great rally..thanks!
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:50 PM
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8. those ARE great shots
thanks for posting those!

It was amazing down there.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:55 PM
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12. We just got home - nothing like it - ever
had to have been 200+ thousand people. The tractorcade was unable to keep going because too many people poured in. We started walking in the street around the sqaure with others, but it became so oppressively packed we moved out to the sidewalk --then THAT was jam-packed! As we headed down State St. THAT became packed also! People were flooding in from every side street. It was overwhelming and absolutely amazing.... very cold wind that, by about 4pm had crept through all layers of clothing. Not even sure what to say...so tired and blown away by the wonderful experience
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:02 PM
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18. I hear you Sister!
At one point, I wanted to walk to the 'edge' of the crowd to have a cigarette, cause I'm a polite modern human (and this is Madison...). It took me almost 35 minutes to get there.

Shuffling is much, much more tiring than walking.

Amazing day, in every way.

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 10:49 PM
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42. Exhilirating and exhausting, no doubt--but you have my regards and respect!
Get some needed rest--and THANK YOU!
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:56 PM
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14. Thanks so much! nt
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:58 PM
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16. WOW
The people speak.

And the GOP has their fingers in their ears. I cannot wait for the recalls to start rolling out, for people to start pulling their money out of certain banks, for the boycotts to really begin to take hold. With what the GOP has planned and is putting into effect, it isn't going to take long before this becomes a nationwide movement and the working class will once again make history.

Shine on,
Annette

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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 10:59 PM
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17. thanks...n/t
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:06 PM
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19. And the M$M is waiting for what, a dozen teabaggers screaming "Go Home" to a religious minority?
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pinkkillersheep Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:09 PM
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20. Holy cow! I'm so jealous.
I wish I could've been there. Ohio's next big protest is Tuesday for the release of Kasich's budget. Doubt we'll get a huge crowd, but hopefully it'll be a few thousand.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:27 PM
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22. Fantastic to behold. K & R!
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:27 PM
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23. Funny. Detroit WXYZ TV 7 (ABC) only showed some tractors and a few people. Hmm.
As I recall, the protest was said to be "unique" having people being lead around by tractors.

In video, tractors loomed large and people seemed sparse -- not wanting to be run over for sure.

But, that was it. Must have missed our channel 4 coverage.

Disgusting people.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:32 PM
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24. thank you Wisconsin!!!!
wish I was there
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:36 PM
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25. Kicked.
:applause:
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:44 PM
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26. And the Republicans are sitting calmly waiting for it all to blow away.
Imbeciles.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 11:56 PM
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28. Thanks a bunch. The pictures are great.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 12:28 AM
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29. Amazing. Thanks for sharing those.
Recommended.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 12:39 AM
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31. K&R!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 11:53 AM
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34. K & R !!!
:kick:
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 07:47 PM
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36. And in the middle of all that when we had to get a stretcher through
for a medical emergency, people moved. I couldn't believe they opened up a path, but they did as soon as they saw the paramedics and understood what was happening. Like waters parting. Less than 5 min to get in and out about a half block through a very thick crowd and back to a waiting ambulance with a sick college student. Crowded, but happy and cooperative people.

I was a marshall again, there were about 100 of us working in cooperation with police. Madison police are very proud that everything has gone so well and that there have been no arrests at all in 3 weeks. Crime is DOWN in the Capitol area, way DOWN. They have had emails from all over the country congratulating them on handling so many people so well... but they give the credit to the volunteers and the people of Madison. Huge contrast to the sixties, great partnership between citizens and police this time. Lots of hugging. :hi:
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 08:02 PM
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37. Someone should setup a PAC fund to assure that the campaign
finance battle is won.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 08:04 PM
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38. if they were teafuckers, the media wouldn't be reporting on japan
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 10:16 PM
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39. Any Tea Partiers come around to be counted on fingers?

I notice the Tea Party hasn't been around again after that first Saturday. Probably Koch & Co called off the astroturfing because the illusion that the Tea Party was anywhere near a majority movement would be in danger.
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Tamara in Madison Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 01:43 AM
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43. Tea Party
There were no Tea Party members that I could spot. The grounds and the inside was full of Scott Walker and the notorious recall 8.
Here are some pictures and an article about the movement from Saturday.
http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-madison/largest-political-rally-madison-s-history-yesterday

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pengillian101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 10:47 PM
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41. Wow! Kick
Too late to recommend :-(
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-11 01:51 AM
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44. If only we had a M$M that represented democracy and not capitalism.
And I am being generous there imo.
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