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  • The horrific consequences of Wisconsin mob rule

       March 11, 2011

    From Althouse

    OMG! Behold the horrific work of the Wisconsin Capitol mob!!!!

    Seriously people, even if you disagree with every word out of every protester's mouth, if the worst thing that happened is that someone kicked in part of a door of the State Capitol building that protesters were somewhat shadily prevented from entering, then you've actually got pretty peaceful protesters.

    There are plenty of mountains around, you don't need to go making one out of a molehill.

    Posted by kris at March 11, 2011 03:03 PM

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    #  March 11th, 2011 3:10 PM      kris
    This reminds me of the email my friend Amy's brother sent around after a bad storm in Chicago. It was all doom and gloom and then the picture of the "damage" was his deck chair overturned :)  
    #  March 11th, 2011 4:01 PM      kris
    I wonder if people (although Althouse obviously should) outside of WI understand how typically open the Capitol is. I mean, people use it as a shortcut across the Square all of the time. It's never been a fortress.  
    #  March 12th, 2011 4:28 PM      BVBigBro
    Althouse didn't post this as part of a plot to make the protest seem violent. It was posted as part of the series on "who handcuffed the doors shut denying access to people"  
    #  March 14th, 2011 8:26 AM      kris

    the horror  
    #  March 14th, 2011 2:49 PM      kris
    Althouse absolutely DID post all of these pictures as part of an ongoing series to make it seem like there was some violent and dangerous activity at the Capitol.

    The problem is that the people should never have been denied access at that point anyway. Note that no one is making a big deal about them shutting the doors at night. People get that. People don't get closing a building when it's always open to deny people a legitimate right to protest.

    If the government is going to do sh*t it has no right to do, then the response of the people shouldn't be to sit on their hands the response of the people is to fight back. Forcing their way into the Capitol is, to me, a perfectly reasonable response to the actions of the government in this case.  
    #  March 15th, 2011 8:31 AM      kris
    I didn't spend very much time up at the Square - but what I saw a TON of on Saturday were families and then later I met a lot of people that were from unions across the country - people I met were from Michigan and Kansas City.

    It seemed like people were mad, but they weren't foaming-at-the-mouth mad. It was more like they were mad but they were also well aware of the process they need to go through to change things.  
    #  March 15th, 2011 11:40 AM      kris
    here's the couple I married with their special wedding union signs that we made:




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