February 26th, 2011
07:25 PM ET

Rallies in 50 states support Wisconsin protesters

A coalition spearheaded by liberal advocacy group Moveon.org held rallies across the country Saturday in support of public employees and protesters outraged at the Wisconsin budget-cutting bill.

MoveOn.org and other liberal and labor groups had noon events planned at all 50 state capitals in support of the protesters.

"Save the dream, we are reunited," a group shouted in Washington, D.C. A light snow and cold temperatures failed Saturday to deter about 70,000 who drummed, chanted and marched their way around the Wisconsin Capitol in the latest demonstration.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    i did a new experiment... you can get blood from a turnip..

    February 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      your jsut sprinkle money on it and put it in the microwave for 10 minutes....

      February 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve rustingle

      Are Lockheed Martin hourly employees really going on STRIKE next Monday, March 7, 2011 as SOLIDARITY for their Union Brother's and sister's?

      February 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mr Burns

    Release the hounds...

    February 26, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HeyZeus

    Rod Stewert marinates his turnip in vinegar.

    February 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Doesnt it gather moss?oh wait,nevermind....

    February 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TCPhlo

    http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/wisconsin-state-afl-cio-blog/2011/02/over-100000-rally-for-wisconsi.html

    A 100,000 people rallied in Wisconsin today...and Charlie Sheen is top news on CNN!!!

    February 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey

      That isn't the half of what doesnt get coverage
      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries&w=640&h=390]
      if you knew about the walker call start at about 2 minutes into part 3

      February 27, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. TCPhlo

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXNA4uQ3J7Q&w=640&h=390]

    February 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catherine Berryhill

      Why can't the protesters suspend it for today, so that they can clean the place, and come back tomorrow?

      February 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JayZ

    I call myself young hova (Jehovah). Jesus either doesn't care or doesn't exist. Many other examples out there of this.

    February 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dasdas

    Morons.org has called a meeting. They do manage to mobilize a lot of morons.

    February 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TCPhlo

    Fantastic!

    February 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TheMask

    Turtle Turtle!

    February 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. PuppetMaster

    Was that mormons.org? Yes lots of morons there to be sure.

    February 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    That's a rolling stone, raven. Keith Richards, I think...

    February 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CharlieSheen

    Hey! Anyone seen my blow?... A few articles down? Thanks.

    February 26, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tomtom Chantchant

    State capitals around the US should let protestors stay overnight in open rotunda areas, as many as want to, and charge them each $75 a head, like a cheap hotel. Don't even have to provide them with a bed, they'll bring their own air mattresses. A thousand of them would be happy to hippy-share ten toilets and ten sinks as part of the being-there experience. Heck, pack just five hundred of them in per night and you'd rake in $37,500.

    And for seamless billing and no out of pocket to protestors, the states could automatically deduct the $75/night charges from paychecks of state employees, the beneficiaries of the protests. Let's say you have 170,000 state employees. It would be only a measly 4.5 cents out of each of their paychecks to sponsor one overnight protestor.

    Hey, that was fun, scheming like a liberal on how to spend other peoples' money!!!

    February 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    Confucious say : Man who stand on toilet,high on pot.

    February 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
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