1. "Madison schools close for the day to allow teachers to protest Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting budget plan."
[I]sn't it interesting how well the students used the internet to organize their political activity? Why not close all the schools altogether and let the students romp and play and be political and speak and learn via the internet and internet-organized activities... forever?2. Paul Soglin beats Mayor Dave in the Madison mayoral primary, and I publish the picture of him I took at the low key protest on the 13th.
3. Meade goes up to the Capitol and grabs some shots of the protests: "Dick move, Scotty!," "Hosni + Hitler = Dictator Scott Walker," ""We have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers."
4. The late evening announcement that the schools will be closed for a second day on the 17th.
5. At 10 p.m., I've finally got my edit of Meade's video up:
There's singing of the national anthem at the beginning and end of this video. In between, there's some chanting — "... what's disgusting? Union busting!" — and "Don't Stop Believing" and drumming and so forth.This is our first posted video of the protests, and it's kind of charming. At 3:21, you can see a "Recall Walker" sign. At 4:21, that's our first "Recall!/Walker!" chant.