NINE VIOLENT PROTESTERS Arrested in Madison, Wisconsin

Nine violent leftist protesters were arrested today at protests against budget cuts in Madison, Wisconsin.

The children are angry.
Several leftists blocked the door of a Wisconsin senator’s office today.

Moments before a roll call began in the Assembly Thursday, reporters heard a crash outside the chamber. They rushed out and saw a man on the ground. Police officers were on top of him. They handcuffed him and led him away.

Channel 3000 reported:

Nine people have been arrested in the third day of widespread protests at the state Capitol.

The state Department of Administration estimated 20,000 people attended protests outside the state Capitol, while 5,000 protesters filled the rotunda and hallways.

Labor supporters and activists have been protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to strip most public employees of all collective bargaining rights, except for limited negotiations on salary. Walker has said the bill is necessary to close a budget shortfall of $137 million and a looming $3.6 billion deficit in the next two-year budget.

The arrests come after two days of incident-free rallies and demonstrations, as protesters have remained mostly peaceful. State officials did not immediately return calls asking for details on the nine arrests.

Police hand-cuffed one protester after he apparently tried to charge into the state Assembly.

Charlie Foxtrot has more on these selfish leftists.

And, Doug Ross has the top 15 photos from the Wisconsin hate rally.

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  • Edouard

    Mass insanity by the left.

    Leftists never get the message that their ingrained preference for violence does not win hearts and minds to their causes.

    Apparently they prefer to stay insane so they can claim the right to go into their little frenzies and do physical harm to people and/or property when they are upset.

    The thing is, not everyone intimidates as easily as leftist thugs would like. America is waking up to the bankruptcy of violent leftist tactics.

  • GP loves Obama

    Wow, Obama gives 100% of US tax-dollars to his Union base, and Fu*k the rest and then calls it bad when people vote in opposition parties like Nov. 4. and pass bills to halt his facist distribution of our money.

  • Bob

    There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for a Gov’t union to exist. None. Remember libs–Gov’t is good. Gov’t is great. Gov’t will take care of you. Therefore, you do not need a union to make the Gov’t treat you well.

  • gus

    I live in Wisconsin, I went to the University of Wisconsin. I USED to be a Democrat.
    These people are WANNABEES. The ADULTS are FOSSILIZED HIPPIES Stuck in a HIPPIE time-warp.
    It’s sad.

  • Granny

    “We all have to sacrifice” means ALL if us, including union members. Our nation, our states and our cities are in horrendous financial difficulties. There is one solution – cut the budget to the bone. The alternative is unthinkable.

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  • http://www.bluecollarphilosophy.com Blue Collar Todd

    What kind of person flees the state they represent in order to not lose a vote? And what kind of political Party resorts to such tactics? A pathetic person and a pathetic Party. The Democrats need to change their name because they no longer care about freedom. They want to impose their Totalitarian world view on the rest of us and may soon see that they will take a “by any means necessary” approach to do it.

    The Democrats and unions walk hand in hand and unionists act as the Party’s shock troops. How soon before we see nation wide protests and even riots in America because of a possible government shutdown?

    http://www.bluecollarphilosophy.com/2011/02/wisconsin-democrats-flee-state-to-avoid-doing-their-job-governor-tells-democrats-to-come-back-democrats-confronted-video.html

    Better check the locks on your doors.

  • gus

    Granny, those who have SUCKED AND SUCKED AND SUCKED at the GUBMINT TEAT all of their lives, CANNOT SEE what you and I SEE.

  • mark

    Can someone place this order for me. Please ship to Madison, WI

    1. 30 camels
    2. 30,000 Tea Partiers with “Yes We Can Balance our Budget” T-Shirts
    4. 3,000 substitutes for the sick workers
    5. 300 CDC workers to investigate the mass illness
    6. And finally, please send a copy of the WI State Bill to Sacramento, California.

  • gus

    Mark, Wisconsin is 3.6 billion in the hole. We are in big trouble because of LIBTARDS.
    And the LIBTARD knee jerk, PAID FOR KNEE JERK. Is to protect PUBLIC UNIONS at ANY COST.

    That is ass backward, and it defines the Demotard party.

  • Charlie

    I guess union members don’t have to “have skin in the game”.

  • ajay

    As an outsider, I do not know what action i would take if my legislators refused to do their job. Debate, argue, call names whatever, but to run away…. they need to be recalled.

  • Diablo Blanco

    Bob, great point!

    There is absolutely no reason whatsoever for a Gov’t union to exist. None. Remember libs–Gov’t is good. Gov’t is great. Gov’t will take care of you. Therefore, you do not need a union to make the Gov’t treat you well.

  • gus

    GOONIONS.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    NINE PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR VIOLENCE. I SEE THE TEA PARTY GOT THERE.

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  • Mad Hatter

    Tommy, where’s your documentation it was Tea Party people? I’ll wait for your evidence.

  • Andrew X

    I think this may be one of the most momentous events of the year or beyond, just as big as the revolutionary flames of the Middle East.

    Because the Dems are busing people into Wisconsin, while ABC reports that something similar is happening in Ohio, where John Kasich is trying to do the same thing as Walker. Now Insty saysTennessee is on board. So the unions see the writing on the wall…. they are in a deadly precarious place, and they MUST win, right now, or their whole deal will start to unravel.

    Thing is, everyone else sees the writing on the wall too. WE must win this against them, or the whole country will start to unravel. So both sides are locked and loaded, and all in. It’s on. “Other people’s money” HAS run out. Today. The rubber has hit the road, the excrement the fan. Both the philosophy of state GOP’s and this kind of response will spread. They have to, as a wildfire must spread in a dry forest. There ain’t nobody that can put it out, it’s already way bigger than us all.

    For the record, without placing bets, I would not want to be on the union’s side here. They are pissing off and disgusting huge numbers of people today, this craven bus skedaddle is jaw-droppingly juvenile (anyone else flash on the show ‘Intervention’, when the addict flees from the room in tears and rage when confronted with ‘Rehab or Else’?) and, in the end, the money is GONE!!!!!!!! Scream all you want, it’s GONE! Your buddies blew it all at the track, gambling they would be out of office when the sharks came calling.

    I think this may be the start of something very very big. All depends on the Wisconsin GOP hanging tough.

    Hold fast, soldiers. You have to hold this hill.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #18 your right the politicans at every level of government have spent the country into bankruptcy. some people just haven’t got the message yet. i worked as a municipal employee and a lot of people who work there have no concept of where the money comes from that pays their salary. i swear most of them think there is some endless polt of gold at the end of a rainbow that you can keep dipping into forever. #17 it was a joke. its probably what american tass will claim.

  • Ella

    #18 – Andrew – EXCELLENT and so true.

    Everyone – we should hold a nationwide protest this Saturday to let the left know we are done with them and their antics. We won last November and it’s time we drove that message home loud and clear. It’s the Tea Parties and the Republicans together and we are the new majority! Elections have CONSEQUENCES!!

  • mark

    Gus. Only $3.6B in debt for WI? You need more. It stimulates the economy and produces jobs. Just look at California. Your state may grow up one day to be like California. Read below what await if you don’t tackle the issue now. From Aug 2010
    ——————————————————————
    Public Pensions And California’s Fiscal Future

    California simply cannot solve its budgetary problems without addressing government employee compensation and benefits, says Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California.

    As former Speaker of the State Assembly and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown pointed out earlier this year, roughly 80 cents of every government dollar in California goes to employee compensation and benefits. Those costs have been rising fast. Spending on California’s state employees over the past decade rose at nearly three times the rate state revenues grew, says Schwarzenegger.

    Much bigger increases in employee costs are on the horizon. Thanks to huge unfunded pension and retirement health care promises granted by past governments, and also to deceptive pension-fund accounting that understated liabilities and overstated future investment returns, California is now saddled with $550 billion of retirement debt, says Schwarzenegger:

    * The cost of servicing that debt has grown at a rate of more than 15 percent annually over the last decade.
    * This year, retirement benefits — more than $6 billion — will exceed what the state is spending on higher education.
    * Next year, retirement costs will rise another 15 percent. In fact, they are destined to grow so much faster than state revenues that they threaten to suck up the money for every other program in the state budget.

    Employee costs will keep marching upwards because of pension promises, and they will never stop doing so until we get reform. At the same time that government-employee costs have been climbing, the private-sector workers whose taxes pay for them have been hurting, says Schwarzenegger:

    * Since 2007, one million private jobs have been lost in California and median incomes of workers in the state’s private sector have stagnated for more than a decade.
    * To make matters worse, the retirement accounts of those workers in California have declined; the average 401(k) is down nationally nearly 20 percent since 2007.
    * Meanwhile, the defined benefit retirement plans of government employees — for which private-sector workers are on the hook — have risen in value.

    Few Californians in the private sector have $1 million in savings, but that’s effectively the retirement account they guarantee to public employees who opt to retire at age 55 and are entitled to a monthly, inflation-protected check of $3,000 for the rest of their lives, says Schwarzenegger.

    Source: Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Public Pensions and Our Fiscal Future,” Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2010.

    For text:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703447004575449813071709510.html

  • Mad Hatter

    Tommy, #19, got your point of your post, I misread it. My apologies.

    #18, very good post. Well done.

  • Mad Hatter

    The busing will get heavy on Saturday morning so they can have a big turn out on Saturday and Sunday.

    How many buses will be used to bus people in from Chicago this weekend to Madison?

    A. 5-10
    B. 11-15
    C. 16-25
    D. Over 25

  • Guy in Ohio

    Just as I said when the protests broke out in Egypt …

    “Coming soon to a city near you ….”

    The left has been emboldened by Obama’s green light for violence. Expect this to get worse before it gets better, and expect many people to get hurt. This is exactly what the left has been craving, but they’ve bitten off way more than they can chew now. I don’t care how strongly they feel about their “cause”, when they start getting confrontational and violent, they’ve lost the battle. They think they have the support of the people on this issue, but they are sadly mistaken. The majority of people in America don’t have the pay and benefits these people are DEMANDING, and they’re getting fed up with working their butts off to.pay for it. There is going to be a huge backlash over this, and it’s going to leave a mark …

  • Andreas K.

    It’s weird, really. Those Dems were hired to do this job, yet they refuse to do this job. In the real world that’s reason to get fired at once.

    Yet all the leftists and their brainwashed kids support such behavior.

    Oh boy, I can’t wait for reality to catch up with them. They’re going to sh*t themselves.

    Also this excessive spending is happening everywhere. Not just the US, but also in the EU, even in Japan. Everywhere. In the past 40 years Germany has spent more than the tax income 39 times. Only in one year the budget was “balanced”, the other 39 years always had significant deficits. 40 years. Plus Germany destroys roughly 250 billion Euros every year thanks to the Euro and German policies with it. The politicians carry on with it, they actually want to spend more money none of the countries has, and the people continue to vote for them because common sense has been outlawed.

  • bluemount

    Iy should be illegal to bus the students of the striking teachers to the demonstrations.

  • exceller

    What is playing out right now in Wisconsin and Ohio (and hopefully soon everywhere else) is one of the most important developments I have seen in my lifetime. public unions have fleeced the public for far too long now. i’m sick of watching the bloated teachers unions talk about how they’re “all about the children”. what a crock, it’s more like all about their wallets. no longer should they be able to get away with using children as hostages. Wisconsin has over 800 supervisors and principles making over 100 grand a year! give me a break, talk about bloated overhead.

  • tarpon

    So the widespread protests are all union people? Sounds like they need much more wide facts in their media reports, and a lot less lies.

    In Florida similar situation is starting to foment. Exactly who do these gold plated salary and pension holders think they work for? We need an intervention of reality with these unions. With total unemployment, according to Gallup now at 19.6%, seems like we have a disconnect.

    Maybe States ought to look at cutting illegal alien goodies as well.

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  • russell

    We do not need teachers!!! Hire a celebrity that can relate to a age group (Class) have them under direction from scholars ,produce a recorded (dvd) of a lesson in such a manner that it is entertaining and interresting. This would hold the attention of the class. The single production can be distributed to every school, everywhere. Then all you need is a officer that can keep order and a computer they can refer to for any questions and tests.

  • Indy

    saw the pics inside the capitol and wondered, where is the fire marshall? unions are big on safety, right? why are so many allowed inside at once? looks dangerous to me

  • Scott

    Interesting sidenote: I have an old pal who is the airfield manager of Marine Beaufort Air Station…He related that the union has an interesting motto printed on their paperwork. Instead of saying something patriotic like “We keep the Airwing flying”, their motto is “Save our Benefits.” You have got to be kidding me…Why on earth do workers on a military installation need to unionize anyway???? Are they going to use a strike or work slowdown against our combatants if they don’t like their contract? It is a shame that our political leaders have allowed these new communists to creep into our government and even our military installations.

  • Stephen Morgan

    IF you think it’s bad now just wait until the Welfare Rats start protesting because their undeserved benefits get cut. Looting, Fires, Rapes, TNB…

  • Ella

    I am wondering what the unemployed contingent thinks of this? Are you guys okay with these spoiled brats demanding more and more? The teachers can’t be fired, get wonderful bennies that they are now asked to contribute a little bit to and all hell breaks loose?

    I say if you are unemployed and qualified to teach, start emailing your resume to the Wisconsin Education Department.

  • unknown jane

    The union rank and file are being played for suckers (not the union bosses; they are complicit). This is how unions get busted and in their busting take down everything else — it causes extreme ill will with the rest of the populace, and if they get their concessions even more rancor and destruction (and destruction of private business and ownership because the taxes/costs of product become too high) — at which point the true statists can come in, declare the unions defunct, take over everything, and everyone will praise the statists for doing so.
    Now…which party is the party of statists and large, multinational conglomerates?

    Useful idiots; useful, childish idiots — they create their own demise, plus ours as well.

  • alwyr

    Can’t help but wonder if Billy Ayers is ‘leading the charge’ on this one!

  • unknown jane

    In a sense, yes he is.

  • scituate_tgr

    Indy commented: saw the pics inside the capitol and wondered, where is the fire marshall?

    The video I saw yesterday showed the firefighters participating inside the capitol building, complete with banners and bagpipes.

  • scituate_tgr

    I thought Police and Fire were excluded from the “collective bargaining” provision of this law? Must be a support you brother/sister thingy.

  • Just Wondering

    You know, looking at all the video and photo footage from Madison, I saw exactly one person wearing a Green Bay Packers hat. No jerseys, sweatshirts, jackets, t-shirts… makes sense that the protesters are all being bused in!

  • StrangernFiction

    My favorite is the Bieber says hell no sign.

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  • Tricky Dick

    The socialist brainwashing that passes for public education is really paying off for them now.

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  • WTC 7

    Ask Questions. Demand Answers. 9/11 was an inside job.

  • Bieber says, Hell No!

    >>StrangernFiction

    If you liked my Bieber sign, wait until you see Jesus giving Walker the finger! I’ll have it Saturday. I’m proud of the anteater one too.

  • Michael

    Yeah, those ‘hippies’ in that video look positively vicious….especially that guy who calmly and respectfully explained why they were there to the camera….and that guy who sat there on the floor! Man, he was scary….then there was that lady with her arms crossed and smiling….rabid froth just dripping from the corners of her lips.

    Maybe these ‘libtards’ (wonder if Sarah is offended by that) could have picked up a few pointers from the Tea Party protests. Calmly blocking Senators on their way to vote on health care….eloquently expressing some objections to legislative provisions. I wonder if there are some Tea Parties that would be willing to teach these people how not to be hypocrites and teach them the true meaning of dissent or how to articulate a ‘redress of grievances’ or show them how to ‘peaceably assemble’…..Better yet, I’m sure there are more than a few of you that could lend them your automatic rifles and powdered wigs so that these unAmericans can at least be properly attired for their protest against such perceived injustices.

    All sarcasm aside….are you people ACTUALLY serious? Is this some kind of Candid.Com? With Dom Delouise as the administrator?

    That would be the only thing that makes sense on this whole page.

  • Andrew X

    Michael – “…making sense…”??? You mention “…making SENSE…”?!?! You are kidding, right? You have to be.

    Kudos to you, I genuinely appreciate subtlety in satire.

    And Dom DeLuise?!?!

    That is out there in the far pastures, man. Wow.

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  • PP

    Violent protestors?
    Again, check your facts:
    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_621358c6-3be9-11e0-a6e8-001cc4c03286.html
    Is it possible for you to disagree with their point without making things up? There is no violence going on here. Yes, there was the one man who rushed through the thousands peaceful protestors-. But there are meetings and signs everywhere enforcing that this is to be a non-violent protest. As the article says, there are more citations at the average football game than at these 40,000 person protests.

    Seriously, though, engage with the content matter without spreading lies. I want to hear why you disagree, but using the facts. Quite the concept.

  • PP

    Seriously, did you even read the article you posted? Nothing about violence. I’m not even sure if this is supposed to be an exercise in satire or what exactly. I would like to believe that even the people whose politics I disagree with would be able to click the link and see that you have simply lied in your headline.

  • lock

    Love vid clip above! “Human shield” holds line against spitting agitators Koch sent in from out of state. WOOT

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  • M. L.

    @Michael:

    Our discourse is shattered. Unfortunately, most progressives cannot express themselves monosyllabically enough to counter the hate and misinformation being fed to them by Charles Koch and his Tea Party acolytes. This site is evidence of that. But rest assured, if those millenarians out there, both on this thread and elsewhere, think that we are destined for a no-holds-barred showdown, I invite them to put their money where their mouths are, stop being pussies, and go out and show them libtards a thing or two about what it means to be a God-fearing Christian capitalist.

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  • PP

    RT @News3David Madison Police say “zero arrests” and “we’re very pleased with how everyone is exercising democracy”

    Strange… no evidence of this “violence” you speak of, once more.

  • ogee

    LEFTIES ARE SELFISH!

  • ogee

    WHO THE HELL IS CHARLES KOCH? AND NO HE DOESN’T FUND THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT.
    NO ONE DOES.

    But obama funds the leftie protests globally. That’s where the TARP money and increases on the budget goes to.

  • ogee

    Tea partiers are not paid to attend. We pay our own way.

    Unlike lefty marxist protestors who are paid by ‘organizing for america’ (sic) and DNC otherwise known as obammy’s Rent-A-Mob..

  • Madison Lib

    I was one of the people blocking the Senator’s office door. In fact, I was standing to the LEFT of the woman who was videotaping this exchange. We are proud of the fact that our efforts helped divert the attention to ourselves while Senator Larsen escaped to Illinois to continue to do our business in the service of the Wisconsin middle class workers.

    Any questions?

  • Charon

    Here’s a few questions.
    How is taking the ball and running away to Illinois “Doing your business?”
    A real Senator with a position to defend would have been working with his colleagues to express the damage he perceives in passing this bill. Since he chose to run as you say, was he on some sort field trip to Chicago to get you all a Chicago Cubs shotglass?
    Are shotglasses in the budget?

  • getrealamerica

    I, too believe this is the begining of an epic battle. It is crtitically important all of us promote our beliefs. Although we are not able to skip work, or have our fare paid by others, we need to stand strong and be visible and vocal. Out our money where our mouth is.
    Ultimately, this will show how tragically out of step the unions are with America.

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  • Kari

    There is no mention of any violence in this article or the attached video except in the headline. Do you people read past the headline? Good grief.

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  • Gonzo

    I belong to a union, and I pay my (obligated) dues every month. Well really they just take em out regardless of my opinion. If I want to get the money back, I have been told I can get the dues back, but in order to to that, it is harder than trying to pull hens teeth. I need to make a written request on a specific day, on a specific month, I have to have it in triplicate, witnessed and notarized. The request must also be attached to a copy of my birth certificate, my DD-214, my drivers license and registration, and a copy of my foot prints when I was born. Then after all of that, my request will be sent to Regional for evaluation to see if I qualify to get my dues back. Then if approved, it goes to National for it’s review… See just a simple procedure to get dues back, that only goes to Democratic political candidates and democratic elected officials. I wonder how irate the left would be if unions only supported Republican candidates. I get so pissed off that my union NEVER EVER supports any Republicans. Any money given by the unions (and it’s in the millions of dollars) always goes to Democrats in spite of me being Conservative. So how does that work? Is that fair? Is that honest? Is that how the “game” is played? Is that HONEST representation of the rank and file of a union? Or does the union only believe that Democrats are the only ones who support workers. If that’s how it’s played, then I think I’m going to make an effort to get my money back. I figure if I start now, I should be getting some money back by the time I retire in 10 or 15 years.

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  • LW

    The Madison police cheif has reported sumerous times that there have been zero arrests.

    This can be verified by looking at the police records.

    You are spreading lies.

  • Jay

    Nine protesters arrested out of over 70,000 protesters that have gathered in Madison! These protests have been very peaceful and respectful…they’ve organized cleaning crews and started a fund to pay for any clean up after they leave. Today they were joined by hundreds of Wisconsin police officers. Tens of thousands more protesters gathered in state capitals around the country. Looks like Egypt’s Mubarak listened to his people better than this Governor listens to these citizens.

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