The light, low-key demonstration on February 13th: "It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm Sunday, and our new governor has just dropped a shocking union-busting proposal that our newly Republican legislature is likely to step up and pass. This is the push-back from the unions?"
February 16, when the Madison schools first closed for the protest: "Okay, now, everybody go to the demonstration! The kids won't have school, but you can learn a lot of things outside of school. Some of these things are even taught by the teachers who are not there. For example, it's okay to call in sick when you're not actually sick, but you just have something that you think is really important."
A lady lets Meade know — via face — that he's an idiot not to understand the comparison between Scott Walker and Hitler.
Another lady holds up a Scott-Walker-is-Hitler sign and tells me fascism is coming to America.
On February 18th, I wonder what's really happening: "Why wouldn't the Republicans embrace a strategy hostile to the public employees? Why wouldn't they drive a wedge between the public employees and all the other citizens in the state?"
I talk to a man who likens Walker to Stalin and a young woman who likens Walker to the Wicked Witch of the West.
I don't like Jesse Jackson grandstanding here.
I'm wary of the Tea Party rally if it insufficiently Wisconsin.
I encounter the doctors who are handing out sick-day excuses to protesters.
Video: faces in the Tea Party crowd (with audio of Breitbart speaking).
I confront a woman with a "Please don't teabag our children" sign.
The Judas/Brett Favre/Scott Walker thing.
The nefarious honking salt trucks.
I'm irked at the lack of journalistic vigor from the New York Times.