Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Bolsheviks in America UPDATED

Two differences to October 1917:
1) We have cameras,
2) We have YouTube.

Similarities to October 1917:
1) A numerical thug minority claims to be a majority,
2) The result of thug success will result in a worse situation for everyone.

Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman is chased and trapped by hecklers outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. on Mar. 1, 2011.

Imagine if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had tried to put the unions on par with the private sector rather than ask the unions for only 50% of what their private sector counterparts are paying.

On the bright side: Hat owner, Tammy, at IOTW reports that the Wisconsin senators hiding in Illinois are splintering in their cowardly solidarity. She also links to this fun story of Illinois Tea Partiers' use of social media to track the whereabouts of the Wisconsin senators.

The only unknown: Who's going to blink first?

UPDATED 3.3 11am

We were disturbed by the second video above. 12 minutes and yet no police officers come to the senator's aid. There have been some other cases where one could accuse the police of sympathizing with the unions in these recent demonstrations. It appears a retired Greenfield (outside Milwaukee) police officer is doing exactly that - from NiceDeb:

Maybe we'll hear from some firefighters soon? Frankly, we're disgusted by the firefighter turnout to these anti-taxpayer greed-fests.

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