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The blue cheddar daily 09/29/11

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Walker, Cornhuskers, and Marijuana? This could get interesting as Walker fans, Walker haters, Nebraska cornhuskers, ESPN, and pot fans assemble in the same general vicinity. Cannabis activists will be at the Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Fest on the UW Madison Library Mall from Friday through Sunday. ALSO “According to reports, Gov. Scott Walker will attend more »

Defense of diversity at UW-Madison was rapid, passionate, and unifying: Video and debate notes

Within 24 hours UW Madison students organized a disruption of a press conference by an anti-diversity group and a rally and march to a debate sponsored by the Federalist Society that drew 2-3,000. They were responding to a report from CEO -the “Center for Equal Opportunity” – which claims that the UW’s admission practices incorporate more »

Video: Defend Wisconsin

I made this roughly 3 minute video. William had a lot more to say, which will make its way onto this blog as additional audio recordings  —but for now, a video will do.  (It’s 11:45pm) Watch, and following, please visit defendwisconsin.org Direct link to video.

Senator Grothman: Wisconsin’s Infamous Tea Party Troll

The always infuriating Republican State Senator Glen Grothman of Wisconsin’s 20th District talks with Dem. Representative Cory Mason on MSNBC’s The Last Word yesterday and calls protesters “slobs”. He also uttered this bold lie: “The people that are staying overnight are making a mess of the Capitol”.  And he lied saying that a very small percentage of more »

Wisconsin Breaking: Workers rush to Capitol, UW to Stage Walk-out, Senators to Try to Sneek In & Out, Rally Noon

A UW Madison student and teacher assistant walk out is planned today for 9:15AM behind Lincoln’s statue on Bascom, with 10:30AM rally in Library Mall, and an 11AM Capitol Square rally to follow. Rumors circulate that Wisconsin’s Senate will rush to get in the Capitol early and begin their vote on a radical “Budget Repair more »

Students and Staff Filled Wisconsin’s Capitol Monday

The voices of University of Wisconsin staff members, students and community members shouting “Kill this bill” reverberated through the Capitol rotunda Monday as nearly 1,100 protesters marched down State Street to the governor’s office door. The event, organized by the Teaching Assistants’ Association, included handing off thousands of valentines reading “I heart UW, Governor Walker, more »

Crowd of 26,000 confirms: Obama is not a cactus.

What a difference a rally makes. As of September 22nd, The Onion headline read, “Poll: 1 in 5 Americans Believe Obama is a Cactus” Pictured below, today’s September 28th Wisconsin State Journal says, “Cheerleader in Chief“. I think I’d prefer “Commander” but you know…things are looking up. Sure, we know President Obama came to the more »