Saturday, December 17, 2011

The reasons to recall walker

"We are in uncharted waters here in Wisconsin.

For the first time that anyone can recall, we have a governor who did not tell the truth about what he was planning to do as governor. And Scott Walker would not have been elected if he had been truthful about his intentions.

Walker's deception isn't about politics or policy. This is about more than a politician making promises as a candidate that he cannot fulfill as an elected official."  More of article by Falk.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Martin Luther King day at the Capitol

Martin Luther King day at the Capitol--protest against the bill.

Jesse Jackson spoke at the rally.  It was very moving.

See the best photos here.

Overnight at the Capitol protest

I had wanted to "be part of history" --to spend a night with protesters at the Capitol building.  So last Wednesday night, when I got a robocall during supper from a labor group, asking for people to go to the Capitol right away--I wolfed down my supper and got my gear together.

I wasn't sure of the "accommodations."   But I decided to travel light.  I put most of my essentials in two big, button-down shirt pockets--snacks, toothbrush, I-pod, flashlight for reading, cell phone, meds, etc.

And--of course--a thermarest mattress.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tyrants in Trouble--a gallery

Can you name the tyrants?
Names and countries are given at end...

1.  Prime Minister and Uncle of King, supported by USA, hated by his people.
Hanging on.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Protests at the Capitol--photos

My favorite photo from the protests at the Capitol...

Posted on the door of the Wisconsin State Capitol building.

More photos:
People and signs at the protests here.
Post-It notes on the Capitol Doors here.