Posts Tagged ‘protests’
After more than sixty straight hours of debate and two weeks of massive protests and controversy, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted 51-17 to pass the 2011 Budget Adjustment Bill this week. Again, without getting into any conflicts of interest, I only mention this given the national attention it has generated. Plus, I blame the longer hours I needed to work during this fiasco as my reason for not posting to my blog in over a week.
I also wanted to mention that a good friend of mine as well as a fellow blogger and legislative staffer, attended the counter-rally organized by the Tea Party in Madison last Saturday. Between the union protesters and the Tea Party counter-protesters who attended, there were about 70,000 people surrounding the Capitol in one of the largest stand-offs in Madison’s history. After spending the day at the Capitol, my friend uploaded a few pictures onto his blog, The TrogloPundit, some of which were “tame” and appropriate; others of which showcased “creativity’s” angry side (caution: explicit content featured). Yet, despite the content featured on a number of these signs featured in my friend’s photos, the unions are urging Governor Walker and the Legislature to “negotiate” with them…
Hmmmm… if you were confronted by someone carrying a sign with your picture featured within crosshairs or a slogan comparing you to one of history’s most notorious dictators who murdered millions of innocent people, would you be willing to sit down at the negotiating table with them?