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Great Morning – MoveOn Confirms Paltry Protest Numbers And Village Voice Messes Up

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 28, 2011 at 9:45am 2/28/2011 at 9:45am

On Saturday I documented the paltry turnout at MoveOn.org and union rallies around the country (other than Madison, which did have a good turnout).

In

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Madison Capitol Building Closed To Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 5:58pm 2/27/2011 at 5:58pm

Despite threats by some police union members to stop the evacuation of the Madison Capitol, and some wishful thinking by supporters of the protesters, the Capitol has in fact been closed as of 4 p.m. (CT) today, with “peaceful resistance” by some protesters.

As reported a little...

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Wisconsin Police Union Members Threaten Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 12:37am 2/27/2011 at 12:37am

There’s a reason this blog is called Legal Insurrection.  An insurrection by definition is illegal, but that is exactly what some police union members in Wisconsin have threatened in support of fellow public sector unions.

The video below show a policeman (presumably off-duty but wearing what looks like a police-issue sweater with insignia) who addressed...

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50-State Union Protest Falls Far Short Of Predicted Turnout

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 7:03pm 2/26/2011 at 7:03pm

Protests in support of Wisconsin public sector unions were organized by MoveOn.org and labor unions today.

Promoters, such as David Dayen at Firedoglake, were predicting a million-person turnout nationwide.  But reports as of 7:00 E.S.T. today make clear that other than in Madison, Wisconsin, the crowds were sparse.

The turnout in Madison was sizable, with estimates...

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Story About Gov. Walker Being Kicked Out Of Restaurant Appears To Be A Hoax

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 10:48am 2/26/2011 at 10:48am

The folks at Firedoglake were very excited about the story that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was kicked out of a restaurant in Madison, based on a report by a blogger in Madison:

Sometimes, it’s good to leave detached, cerebral meta-analyses of politics aside and just get a taste of public opinion being...

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Phony David Koch Call Wasn’t Just A Prank, It May Have Been Identity Theft

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 25, 2011 at 6:45pm 2/25/2011 at 6:45pm

A pro-union blogger impersonated David Koch in order to get through to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.  The blogger, pretending to be Koch, made numerous inflammatory and outrageous comments hoping to get a reaction from Walker.  The blogger recorded the phone call, and then released the phone call, causing a political firestorm directed at...

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Think Progress’s War Against The Koch Brothers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 25, 2011 at 9:20am 2/25/2011 at 9:20am

George Soros made his fortune by breaking the British pound and other manipulative currency trading, and became known as “The man who broke the Bank of England.” 

Yet this currency speculator who destroys for the sake...

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Gov. Walker’s Association with the Koch Brothers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 1:16pm 2/23/2011 at 1:16pm

Is all the rage on the internets:

Oh, sorry, wrong video.

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They Soooo Want To Be Like The Egyptian Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:29pm 2/22/2011 at 3:29pm

The attempts of the union protesters in Madison, Wisconsin, to compare themselves to Egyptian protesters is reaching comical proportions.

Sure, we saw all the silly, and sometimes threatening, signs.

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Maybe There’s A Good Reason Gov. Scott Walker Exempted The Police

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 9:42am 2/22/2011 at 9:42am

from his plan to scale back (not eliminate) collective bargaining for state workers.  And contrary to the general mainstream media spin that Walker was rewarding a politically supportive group, perhaps Walker realized that when contronting the public sector unions, he would need all the protection he could get (image via

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