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When I look at the situation I can’t really believe that people are actually acting in this way.

If it was 20 years ago the media would be able to spin this differently, but in an internet and social networking age there is no possible way for people on social networks to see this for anything other than what it is.

Robert Stacy McCain keep updating and each one is as unbelievable as the last

And of Course it will be hard to hide the DNC’s role in this:

OfA Wisconsin’s field efforts include filling buses and building turnout for the rallies this week in Madison, organizing 15 rapid response phone banks urging supporters to call their state legislators, and working on planning and producing rallies, a Democratic Party official in Washington said.

The @OFA_WI twitter account has published 54 tweets promoting the rallies, which the group has also plugged on its blog.

And after all the self-righteousness of the left they will be hard pressed to explain away the Hitler stuff.

I asked the woman if she thought Scott Walker was like Hitler, and she said “Yes.” So I said, “Are you saying that you think fascism could come to America,” and she said, “It’s what’s happening.”

Jimmie Bise believes the game is over:

At this point, the teachers’ union and their Democratic supporters have conceded the argument. They could not defend their refusal of Governor Walker’s relatively small demands and so they launched into ridiculous ad hominem, violent rhetoric (shudder!), and, eventually, cowardly flight. We should take instruction from what has happened in Wisconsin over the past two days. Public sector unions are, as I have said before, a blight on our states and nation. We should do everything in our power to rid ourselves of them entirely and make sure, by law if necessary, that they can never come back again. It would make me very happy if Governor Walker fired every single teacher who called out sick over the past two days. They let down the taxpayers of Wisconsin and, more importantly, taught their students that it’s okay to lie, cheat, and steal in order to get what you want.

This is not a test of the union, it is a test of the voters. If the voters let this pass then they deserve everything they get in the future from these and the other unions. I can’t see rationally how they can fail to decide that these parasites are not worth a damn.

This is a real wild card, it shows that in the political world you never know.

Update: Forgot to add this excellent point from America is Conservative:

…watching this play out in the news and comparing it to the other headlines where people are fighting for basic liberties really paints a strong contrast to our pampered existence.

Bingo!

Our liberal friends have apparently decided that closing the schools are not enough and are planning to bus in activists to help protest budget cuts in Wisconsin:

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka — refresh your memories of his violent rise to power here — announced that he’ll be storming Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow to join all the Hitler/Mubarak-sign toters and teachers ditching their jobs.

The showdown is scheduled for high noon.

Meanwhile Breitbart and Hoff are trying to gather a few people to counter the union hoards:

We’ve had thousands of people show up for tea party events to rally to take our state back – but our work isn’t done. Let’s have our voices heard once again and show our state legislators that we support this bill. We need concerned Wisconsin citizens to show up at noon on Saturday, February 19th to voice our support for Gov. Walker and our conservative legislators! Tell your friends–let’s set a turn out record!

Why Saturday? Why not get out there now? Scipio explains:

Here’s another question the Democrats and their bussed-in bully boys and girls will never answer, although it’s right there for all to see. Do they know why ten times the number of people didn’t show up to counter the “protesters”? Here’s the answer: BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AT THEIR JOBS SO THEY CAN PAY THE TAXES THAT ARE USED TO PAY THE SALARIES AND WAGES OF THOSE MISCREANT PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO WALKED OFF THEIR JOBS!!! Those working don’t have the “luxury” these unionized bastards and their state Senate Democratic masters have to waste time

Yup these protesters are protesting on the public dime just as the Wisconsin Senate in the middle of their famous ride but don’t imply they aren’t earning their dough:

In an interview with WKOW by cell phone, Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach claimed that running away from the state capitol wasn’t shirking his job.

He said he was doing his duty, representing the citizens by leaving town during the midst of a multi-billion dollar budget crisis.

And no that link wasn’t to Iowahawk.

The first week of the tea party (candle pin) bowling league will be THIS Wednesday Feb 16th at 6 p.m. Parking is in the garage across of the alley.

This week we are simply bowling to establish averages, Teams will be made based upon them. It will be an 80% handicap league

If you wish to join simply show up. The Cost is $7.50 each for the two strings plus shoes and part of the funds go to the local tea party.

And remember at the end of the season the players on the winning team get their choice of a $20 amazon card or a year of Rush 24/7.

So show up at Putnam Street Lanes, Putnam Street Fitchburg (just off of main in the same building as Premiere subs) and bowl with DaTechGuy.

Steve DiNatale talked at the Twin City tea party meeting on Monday, He spoke to me before the event:

It’s important to note that the Tea Party invited their representatives. The willingness to hear views you might not agree with is good. The willingness to face people who don’t agree with you is better.