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Smash Wednesday

Mar

09

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The Wisconsin Senate Republicans ram through anti-collective bargaining measure by removing it from the budget repair bill.

State Assembly Democrat Brett Hulsey explains to The BEAST what the hell happened:

The Assembly will vote on the measure tomorrow. As of this writing, the Capitol has been overrun by protesters. Capitol police initially let in somewhere between 500 – 600 people, and then locked the doors. But as hundreds of outraged people swarmed the Capitol, police started letting people in again.

“Whose house is this?” everyone screamed. “Our house!” they responded.

We’ll have more video and updates as things unfold.

UPDATE:

Madtown is proper pissed off, and for good reason. Right now (10:23 pm CST) the area around the Capitol is crowded with people, honking cars and a generally tingly feeling of democracy in action. It’s history. It’s exciting. It’s slightly chaotic. And it’s not known what will happen tomorrow.

People have completely occupied the Capitol with the intention of holding their ground and having their voices heard during tomorrow’s vote.

My cameraman, Trotsky, has had his “medicine” and everything’s cool on our end. For now. Check out the video he shot:

We don’t know if sleep is in the cards tonight. It’s time to hit the streets and see what’s what.

Stay here for the latest.

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  • Anteprepro

    Goddamn, Walker and his Republican cronies are douchebags of the highest order. http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/03/09/wisconsin.budget/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

    Check out this quote: “Tonight, the Senate will be passing the items in the Budget Repair Bill that we can with the 19 members who actually do show up and do their jobs,” Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, the chamber’s Republican majority leader, said in a statement announcing the move.

    Because leaving the state as a form of filibustering a vote that Walker admitted that he wasn’t going to negotiate over is the same as just slacking off. Republicans never cease to amaze me. It’s like they’ve all suffered brain damage that managed to make them dumb as rock as well as being conniving and cartoonishly evil. I really don’t know what kind of lobotomies they give out at GOP Headquarters, but they’re damn effective.

  • John

    Boil the tar and pluck the chickens,
    its time for good old fashioned tar and feathering of some criminal right-wing fascist repukelicans in Madison!

  • admin

    Wake up.

  • Anthony

    Have mobilized my group, on our way to Madison at 6am tomorrow. This is the wall we must stand against.

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