I’m going to try this new thing I’ll call a “daily” – an assemblage of the thoughts and photos and newsbits I’ve had that may or may not have been collected before because they weren’t enough, in my opinion, for a full-on blog post or something. I can already tell this is going to be pretty casual as I rush to finish so I can take pictures of a “Save the U.S. Postal Service” rally.
2 Busloads of Wisconsinites are on Wall Street Now. 3 individuals from Madison are leaving for NYC tonight
Jenna Pope who is @BatmanWI on twitter, Arthur who admins the facebook page Shit Scott Walker is Doing to My State, and Andy – whose last name escapes me at the moment – are en route to New York City right now. I’ll try to call them and get updates and keep up on their twitter/FB streams, but I won’t be the only one. When I told Jenna I could call her every day she said “sure but about 20 people are already going to be calling me every day”. She said 2 busloads of Wisconsinites are already on Wall Street and added, “We don’t know who they are!” I think it’s time to develop a blue cheddar occupy wall street page.
When I saw this photo of pilots picketing on Wall Street today, I thought “Yup. This Wall Street thing ain’t going away”.
G.A.B. Holds a Public Meeting On Voter I.D. Today – - Sort of.
You can view this meeting on the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules for yourself on wiseye.org and you’d be better off than the 15 or so people who could not fit into the small room where this was held at the Capitol. Dems present made a request to use a larger room and GOP members on the committee refused the change. I also heard from friend Nicole that the only people who could speak at this “public” meeting were pre-selected individuals – “As far as I know the only people invited to speak were 3 representatives from the G.A.B.” [Government Accountability Board] Nicole had to leave early but said that the topic of the day was adding stickers to student I.D.’s to enable less expensive updating of I.D.s for voting at institutions of higher education such as colleges and tech schools. She added that Kevin Kennedy of G.A.B. did not want to approve sticker use at technical schools. He reasoned that tech school students were older and therefore were already likely to have a driver’s license.
Nicole believes that the G.A.B. also discussed downloadable forms for recall use.
(Pictures of protesters there to be added here later)
Rumor: Cynthia Archer Is Indeed Ill
I’ll just be a messenger here-don’t jump all over me – but, I got an email that the person whose home the FBI raided, Cynthia Archer, is indeed ill. A lot of folks have been assuming she’s not really ill but abusing sick leave and people have been therefore giving her flack on that point online in blog posts etc. All I’ll say is I got that email from “a reliable source”.
Ayn Rand Devotees Revel in Free Market Freeness During Capitalism Week – Tonight: 7:30PM Central at University of Minnesota and Tomorrow 7:30PM Central 9/28 at UW Madison in Room 2650 of the Humanities Building
I found this a bit late, and I may regret this, but, I will embed the livestream of this event on my blog tonight. I want to hear about how wonderful capitalism and the free markets are for us while unemployment and poverty are this high. Must be my love of the absurd. I’ll also embed a nifty CoverItLive widget so we can chat. The event is sponsored by, amongst others, the “Students of Objectivism”.
This won’t be the only incident of free market love. You can see where these free men and women being free are going to express their freedom all over America in the next week at THIS SITE.