Lutheran High School(Sheboygan) visits Solidarity Sing Along

 

On Thursday March 15, 2012 the afternoon Solidarity Sing Along was taken over by a large group of supporters from Lutheran High School in Sheboygan.

Lutheran High School visits Solidarity Sing Along. photo: Leslie Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The students, parents and supporters were all in town to participate in the WIAA Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament and arrived at the Capitol for a celebratory rally and to have their photo taken with their legislators.  A small group of singers was located on the ground floor of the rotunda for their weekly Thursday afternoon song circle which was quickly drowned out by the thunderous cheers of the LHS group.  Shouts of “LHS” and “Stand with Walker” thundered through the rotunda and was met with wide approval from the LHS supporters.  One student entered the circle to mock and taunt the singers with dance moves.  The extremely loud and boisterous encounter could be heard in the Assembly chambers, where legislative business was still being conducted.

 

 

The Solidarity Sing Along remained calm and peaceful throughout the ordeal and eventually moved outside to continue singing while the rotunda erupted in approval.  Later on, several visitors from the LHS group were given a standing ovation by some legislators in the Assembly when they were introduced by their legislators.

 

A large group from LHS surrounds the first floor railing. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

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102 Comments on “Lutheran High School(Sheboygan) visits Solidarity Sing Along”

  1. Aunt Bee March 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    You can take the children out of Sheboygan, but you can’t take the Sheboygan out of some children.
    If they lived in Texas, they’d probably be yelling “Where’s your green card?” or “USA USA!”

    • marchuitt March 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

      Aw, again – always amusing the reaction of authoritarian left-wing whiners when confronted by the people who’s voice they seek to usurp.

      Good – crushing your ideology of the leech and stopping you from hurtling us down the same path as Greece is always a laudable goal.

      • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

        Ooo, sailor! I love it when you talk dirty.

      • marchuitt March 21, 2012 at 2:09 am #

        I’m being real nice.

        Alot nicer than I am when I meet your kind in person.

      • Hematite March 21, 2012 at 8:37 am #

        Hey, do you like Swamp Loggers? I bet you do. The best part is when they take them logs out of that swamp. They git ‘er dun.

      • marchuitt March 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

        Way wrong end of the state, I live on South Padre Island now.

        Try again.

  2. Sam March 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Why do you think it’s alright for the protesters to give their opinion, but not alright for any other opinion to be given? I didn’t hear any mocking or taunting, only the two chants.

  3. Greg Gordon March 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    Sam, I don’t think anyone suggests that the students and their chaperones were doing anything other than being obnoxious. They are perfectly free to lean over the railing and taunt retired people, children, teachers, and the other the singers.

    What I find amusing about the whole thing is that the students were free to roam the building and cheer for Walker from any floor thanks to the efforts of the activists who have spent the past year fighting the Walker administration’s attempts to lock down the capitol and restrict free speech. Will their private school teachers point out this irony to them? Probably not.

    • Jeff miller March 20, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      Tough luck pal. Did you think only you left-wing haters had the right to make their point of view known?

    • 62450 March 20, 2012 at 9:29 am #

      “Retired people, children, teachers and other singers,” it appears you’re sugar-coating it just a bit. What about the paid goon protesters brought in by the SEIU and public sector unions to do the unions’ dirty work

      • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

        And you can see that they are “union thugs” all the way from your swamp in Mississippi?

      • marchuitt March 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

        Quite easily.

        Leeches like you – are exactly that, leeches on society – hurtling us down the path to Greece.

        Enjoy losing this June and November. To crush you ideology, to revel in your grief, and to take joy in your suffering.

        So, leech – what crap you going to spew now?

      • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

        And as a Texan, you know leeches.

      • marchuitt March 21, 2012 at 2:11 am #

        Texas gets $0.89 for every dollar we put into the federal coffers (Center for Public Policy).

        And yes, it’s quite easy to recognize leeches like you – met quite a few when I lived in Beaver Dam.

      • Hematite March 21, 2012 at 8:34 am #

        Yes, on average Texas breaks even. It and Florida are the only southern states, in fact the only red states, that do. It is the liberal states that teabaggers grunt at that carry the real weight: NJ, MA, NY, IL, MI, WI, MN, OR, WA, and CA. The south is and always has been a net burden on the rest of the country. Get rid of the old confederacy and the budget deficit would disappear.

      • marchuitt March 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

        Are you referring to the old 2004 Tax Foundation study?

        That study is negated by simple things like the Dakota shale oil boom (Bakken formation).

      • marchuitt March 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

        Look, what made you a target is when you used some rather crude sexual slur for the Tea Party while talking about the issue this forum is about – the kids that were there are posting on here.

        I fight fire with fire. I can be nice and lay out a long essay, sourced by MLA standards if need be. I used to write em, but found it futile when the only responses I get back is a variation of: Teabagger, Zionist, Fascist, insults on my intelligence, crude sexual slurs, etc.

        What discredits your side more than anything to wider acceptance, is the hostility vocal members of your side express (hostility I’ve no problem returning).

    • Jimmy62 March 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      What I find amusing is that these kids behaved themselves and didn’t trash the place like the protestors did last year. And don’t say they didn’t, I’ve seen the pictures of the capitol building after last year’s initial protests. Dirty savages storming the gates of civilization.

      • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

        It’s amusing to hear someone from Georgia complaining about “storming the gates of civilization.” Isn’t that what the south has been doing for 300 years now?

      • marchuitt March 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

        It’s even more amusing when you note that the Left has destroyed the economy and ransacked the finances of every single state they control.

        There is not a single state governed by Democrats that’s a model for success.

      • Hematite March 21, 2012 at 8:50 am #

        That was true 100 years ago. In case you haven’t noticed, Alabama et al. now are Republican. The south never developed a workable economic model, but never has been forced to confront that fact because it has been heavily subsidized by civilized states.

      • marchuitt March 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

        How do explain California? Illinois? NY? Michigan? Oregon? Vermont? Rhode Island?

        Every blue state that has been by Democrats: finances that are a mess (California is out of money this month for example, back to IOUs), anemic economic growth, high unemployment rates, and massive social burdens that are drowning these states in debt.

        Not all red states are prospering – but there’s some that are: Texas, the Dakotas, Missouri, Florida for example.

        I can’t point to a single blue state that is prospering – can you?

    • Wes March 21, 2012 at 12:12 am #

      Sam,your losing efforts in your self serving efforts are very sad.
      Just as any Obama socialist,you are ready to tell everyone the only thoughts that are not lies are your own. Your days are numbered as a obama supporter . Shortly after the first of the new year obama will try to go get his old job back. Community organizer may need a new fresh face?

    • Kevin March 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

      Greg, I look forward to your comments when leftists AGAIN try to shout down any speech by Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann or any other right winger.

      But you’re right, there is a difference. In the case of Palin and Bachmann, there is actually a crowd wanting to here from them. In the case of these singers, it’s just them being legends in their own minds.

  4. Tyler March 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    It is SUCH a crime to celebrate a victory from the first time LHS has ever been at state. We had a right to be there just as much as the singers were. How do you think some of us feel when we try to live our lives and are being pestered by “Recall Walker” activists? You can’t walk down the block in Madison without being talked to by someone. We weren’t there to be political or anything, we were there to celebrate our team. The singers just happened to be there at the same time.

    • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      And a celebration of your victory included shouting “support Walker” in the middle of a crowd of people protesting Walker? You are delusional.

      • marchuitt March 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

        Aw, poor left-wing whiner can’t stand dissent from her “I know what’s best for you so shut up!” authoritarian left-wing ideology.

        Always amusing when the oppressive left is confronted by those who’s voice they try to usurp.

      • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

        Congratulations on controlling that oral fixation. Two whole sentences without a single reference to “sucking.” But as to the point you are struggling to articulate here, I beg to disagree. In general I don’t believe that I know what’s best for other people, but in your case I make an exception. Based on what you have shown here I have grave doubts about your basic competence, so I actually do think you probably would be better off if you turned all of the important decisions in your life over to me. Unfortunately for you I have more interesting things to do, but you might want to invest in a Magic 8 Ball.

      • marchuitt March 21, 2012 at 2:14 am #

        Aw, I offended the leech.

        And like a good little left-wing trash, they revert to crude sexual slurs.

        So, stuff that sanctimonious pseudo-intellectual b/s where the sun don’t shine.

        And, yes – I understand you don’t like dissent, but I’m going to grind it into you.

      • Hematite March 21, 2012 at 8:30 am #

        Oh, are you dissenting from something?

  5. Josh March 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    We were taunting and harrassing? I was called a facist, told my savior was a homosexual, and called ignorant and stupid, all within like, 15 minutes. And we were harrassing and taunting? By saying LHS, and showing our support for our governor?
    Really?
    How ADMIRABLE of you to stay peaceful through such an OFFENSIVE demonstration.
    You’re right, you deserve a pat on the back.

    • Jeff Miller March 20, 2012 at 8:46 am #

      Josh,

      Good Job!! Keep teaching these lefty losers what it means to have some self-respect.

    • Michael March 20, 2012 at 11:13 am #

      Well done by yourself and your classmates/teammates Josh. Keep in mind that these union folks, including the indoctrinators who call themselves public school teachers, expect you and your generation to pay for their pensions and benefits for life. That means you get to save for your own retirement while also enjoying the obligation to pay for these commie leftist union members retirements. Unions don’t represent working folks, they represent themselves as they demand working folks pay for them. They are leeches enemies of every working tax paying citizen of this country, if you remember that and fight against it you will have a future, if not you will be nothing more than a slave in a once free Nation.

    • marchuitt March 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

      That’s the intolerant authoritarian “I know what’s best for you, so shut the f up!” left for you.

      Do not back down an inch from those who claim to champion speech, but try to silence yours for dissenting.

  6. Sam March 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    Greg-If no one is suggesting they did anything, why are they being accused of taunting people? The players and fans were invited to the capital, they would have gotten in regardless of if the protesters were there or not.

    RanDomino- Good one

  7. Matt March 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Typical Lib double standard…..I’m suprised that they didn’t start crying.

  8. Kay March 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    Let me just tell you that the people from LHS were invited there and indeed got a permit to be there. They never said anything wrong. They just said “stand with walker” and “LHS” to celebrate their basketball team on their state victory. I never heard ANYTHING bad thing come out of one of their mouths. They also did nothing to harass any of the protesters. It’s funny because Scott Walker did more for everyone than the protesters are nagging about. Please get some jobs. It’s not going to do anything for you guys if you stand in the middle of the Capitol building singing songs. And also, if you aren’t happy about our governor or the way we run our state, please leave. We don’t need any more hate in this world.

    God bless you all!

    • Larry March 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

      @ Kay Walker did things al right he screwed the majority of the people in this state 7 has the gall to bold faced lie about it His claiming WI bidget ios balanced is the biggest of his lies
      He admmitted to the Feds WI budget still has a large deficit http://bdgrdemocracy.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/the-big-five-lies-in-the-walker-budget-in-his-own-words/ http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2012/02/09/projected-wisconsin-budget-deficit.html

    • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      Kay. First, most of the Solidarity singers have jobs. Why do you think the singing takes place over lunch hour? Second, if your school wants to go into the Capitol and make political statements, fine. But in doing so you gave up any claim to being simple school group that, shucks, just wanted celebrate their sports victory. One does not go into the Capitol and shout “stand with Waker” in the middle of a group of people who have been protesting Walker, and expect to be ignored. You know that.

    • Timmy! March 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

      Love or leave it? Perhaps you right wingers should apply that same standard to yourselves as Obama hating Americans.

  9. James March 17, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    I love how these protesters flatter themselves by thinking that the students were there to cheer or taunt them, when really the students and LHS crowd had no idea the solidarity singers were going to be there. And if these singers can sing their opinion, it is certainly fair that other people can come to the capitol and voice their support for our governor as well.

  10. Steve March 17, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    Can I just make one thing abundantly clear? This gathering was not an official school function. This was a private, by invitation party. Sheboygan Lutheran HS does not, and cannot, support any political figure. The individuals at this gathering were expressing their own political views. It’s unfortunate that a well deserved celebration to show support for the basketball team took on an unecessary political flavor.

  11. Marvin March 17, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    FACT: Wisconsin’s budget is now balanced!

  12. Jeff March 17, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Too funny! “We were just saying ‘LHS!’ and ‘Stand With Walker’ to celebrate our basketball victory. And you want to make something political out of it.” LOL!

    What is it about some religious schools that seem to foster such blind dementia?

    Obviously, LHS doesn’t support logical, empirical thinking – or a grasp of reality for that matter! Mark me unimpressed.

  13. Jeff March 17, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Also interesting to see how these parents and teachers at LHS act in much the same way Walker has as governor. They come looking for a fight, and then squeal like stuck pigs when someone slaps them on the nose. Like the Cowardly Lion, they dissemble into tears and snot and whimpering about how unfair it all is.; about how they “really didn’t MEAN anything” by their bullying; about how they are just simple little people who are victimized by the big, bad world.

    The difference here, of course, is that L. Frank Baum created this scene with the Cowardly Lion to teach about the folly of bullies. The adults from LHS haven’t quite yet gotten the message, and their children suffer for it. Christians? FEH!

    • marchuitt March 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      What’s even more amusing is left-wing trash like you whining about the people who’s voice you seek to usurp when they dissent from your authoritarian “I know what’s best for everyone else so shut up!’ left-wing ideology.

      So, suck it up leech – your kind is reviled, your movement hated – enjoy losing this November.

      • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

        I’ve noticed a “sucking” theme in your posts. Are you coming on to me?

      • marchuitt March 21, 2012 at 2:18 am #

        Na, you made yourself a good target when you decided to browbeat these kids for dissenting from your ideology.

  14. Jeff March 17, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    If past can be prologue, I’m surprised this group didn’t break into song of their own…

  15. DairyQueen March 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    I love it when the high school tournaments come to Madison. It’s impossible not to get caught up in the excitement, what with the team colors and face paint and messages. Good luck to all and LHS – you have an awesome basketball team!

    A point of information, the Solidarity Sing Along customarily takes place every weekday from noon to 1 and also every Thursday afternoon at 4:30. It’s usually in the Rotunda but often outside instead. The Sing Along always moves outside if another group has a permit or the Rotunda is reserved for a special event. In the past, it has often moved outside when requested. It has successfully compromised with pro-Walker protesters in the past.

    What I don’t understand about this incident is why it turned into a shouting match. Someone could have introduced themselves and explained that they wanted to use the space for a protest of their own. They could have explained that they’re in town just for the weekend because of the basketball tournament so they wouldn’t have many other opportunities in the Capitol. I understand that the Sing Along eventually moved outside; maybe they would have moved outside at the beginning if they had been politely asked to do so. The Sing Along always moves for a group that has a permit. Just let them know.

    There’s no religious requirement to join the Sing Along but I would not be surprised to learn that a large number of the singers are practicing Christians. i know that the Sing Along is often joined by Christian and Jewish clergy members. Last year during the height of the protests, there were regular interdenominational prayer services. The values expressed in the Sermon on the Mount are the values expressed in many of the songs. If someone said something insulting about Jesus or Christianity it would surprise me and I wouldn’t condone it.

    It would appear that LHS and the Solidarity Sing Along both agree that the rules limiting free speech in the Capitol, at least as far as the decibel level is concerned, are made to be broken.

    We’re about to have a recall election and both sides will be speaking out. If they are shouting over each other, no one gets their message out. The Capitol is “our house” as Wisconsinites. Despite our strong feelings, we can work it out.

    What a beautiful weekend for basketball! I hope everyone has a great time.

  16. Bill Dunn March 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Yes, Marvin, the budget IS balanced, as the law requires and as every state budget has been. Walker resorted to the same accounting tricks, after pledging he wouldn’t, that some other administrations have used. He cut programs for the less fortunate and for renters in order to give tax breaks to the well-off.
    Youngsters need to pay more attention. It seems like the herd mentality was at work here, or is every LHS student standing with Walker?

  17. Larry March 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Soory to tell y76pou Marvin & Bill but WI budget is not balanced like walker claims it is Here see for yourself http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/does-wisconsin-have-a-budget-deficit-4o3s9ro-137863973.html state Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch wrote in a December letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the state would have an undisclosed deficit from Jan. 1 of this year through June 30, 2013.

  18. Larry March 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch: Wisconsin has budget deficits for fiscal years 2012 & 2013 We examined Walker’s first budget, the 2011-13 biennial budget, to see if he lived up to his promise to balance the budget using GAAP.

    There’s a chart every two years in the state budget demonstrating the bottom line under GAAP. The chart in the Walker administration’s Budget in Brief shows that the 2011-13 budget was not close to balanced by that standard.

    In fact, the document shows that based on GAAP accounting, the state would have been left with a deficit of $3 billion by 2012-13 under Walker’s budget. That compares to the $2.9 billion GAAP deficit he inherited at the end of Doyle’s term, the state’s financial statements show.

  19. Larry March 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    look at pg 34 if you think Walker balanced WI budget http://www.doa.state.wi.us/debf/pdf_files/bib1113.pdf

  20. GoWalkerGo March 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Ha Ha! Solidarity thugs overrun by high school kids, LOVE IT! You can dish it out, but can’t take a taste of your own obnoxious medicine. Get a real job, fister leeches!

  21. K March 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    I was at the Pro-Walker rally a few months ago in Tosa, and anit-Walker protesters showed up, were beyond obnoxious, and even tried to crash the rally after it had begun. The Left can aaaaalways dish it out but they can’t take it. Way to go Sheboygan Lutheran!!

  22. K March 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    anti***

  23. Asher Heimermann March 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    The lutherans in Sheboygan, at all levels, are very disrespectful. I must say, the students at LHS are VERY VERY disrespectful towards women — young and old.

    I know because I live in Sheboygan.

    • Dave March 20, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      Let’s see…you covered the war on religion and the war on women, One more and you’ll have the ‘hat-trick’.
      What a moron.

    • Marvin March 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

      Fact: I live in Sheboygan and I see no such disrespectfulness.
      Fact: What is disrespectful is creating a fake twitter account for your town mayor in order to compose heinous hate posts and make a fool of yourself.
      Am I correct?

    • dbaur March 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Painting with a broad brush Asher? Of course you know all of the Lutherans in Sheboygan?

    • marchuitt March 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      They’re ‘disrespectful’ because they’re dissenting from left-wing orthodoxy – that’s the only reason.

      Were the roles reversed, the left would have no problem with them.

      It’s just yet more of the authoritarian “I know what’s best, so shut the f up” left-wing ideology these idiots cling to.

    • Tyler March 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

      I live in Sheboygan too, and you sir, are an idiot. There is a reason why nobody voted for you. You run for mayor while still in high school, and think you are going to make a difference. You obviously don’t know anybody from Lutheran High because you just told an absolute lie with absolutely NO evidence to back it up. IF YOU ARE GOING TO ACCUSE THEM OF SOMETHING AT LEAST HAVE A SOURCE TO CITE FROM!!

  24. jthc March 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    “Also interesting to see how these parents and teachers at LHS act in much the same way Walker has as governor. They come looking for a fight,”

    They came looking for a fight? Seems like they were there to celebrate a victory. Besides, aren’t the protesters there looking for a fight? Is that bad too, or is it only bad when people you disagree with have something to say?

    • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      A celebration of victory does not include shouting “stand with Walker.” They have the right to do that, of course, but if they do they shouldn’t pretend that they were there just to celebrate a victory.

  25. JWnTX March 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    As the protesters in Wisconsin have shown, being from Wisconsin is NOT a requirement to politick in the state. I’d say the kids from Sheboygan probably had as much (or more) right to be there as the majority of the crowds we saw last year. And yes, union goons would be a good description of many I saw there smiling for the cameras. Look–you leftists are the ones who have worked overtime to ridicule and destroy a civil society. You’ve screamed about common courtesy being latent racism and good manners as a means to subjugate women. You’re getting what you’ve wrought. IT’s not a one-way street anymore where you get to behave any way you want and then cry about being mistreated when you’re on the receiving end. It’s over. Get ready for what you’ve sewn. It won’t be pretty, but I’ve got to say, I will enjoy it immensely.

    • Hematite March 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      How can I put this simply? You are an idiot, possibly even a teabagger. “As we saw last year…” Who is “we?” You and other FOX viewers watching from a thousand miles away?

  26. Hematite March 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Accustations of “thuggery” are flying thick among commenters who have been led to this article from FOX, contrasting the dirty hippy protestors with the wholesome Lutherans who came to celebrate their down homey small town sports team.

    Let’s get serious. 50+ years of experience as a student, a teacher and a parent have taught me that if we want to look for thugs and bullies without visiting a prison, there is no better place to start than among high school athletes, unless it is the parents of high school athletes.

  27. Ed Green Crane March 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Point of information from one who was there and has also attended the Sing Along most days for the past year: This bit of intercultural exchange occurred during the late Thursday afternoon Sing Along. It was started to provide an opportunity for teachers to gather in song, timed to allow them to get to the Rotunda AFTER a day of teaching. So everyone I know who comes regularly has at least one full time job. Working to restore democracy in our state has become a SECOND full time job for many of us. It is an unusual time for any other activity to be scheduled in the Rotunda, so I think it took the group a while to recognize the LHS group meant to stay and add their voices – many tour & school groups watch (& sometimes join in) the Sing Along; rarely do they stay for more than a few minutes.

    There was added reason for attendance last Thursday – the Assembly had resumed its session (which would ultimately run a bit over 30 hours into Friday evening). The dozens of bills on the docket included many that would further disrupt the basic operating system of our state government & economy, endanger resources and curtail womens’ rights, especially those regarding access to health care and personal privacy. The LHS group had great lungs such that it was difficult to hear what was being said on the Assembly floor from the public gallery seating.

    One more point not mentioned in the Fox report: The Thursday Afternoon Sing Along typically meets from 4:30 to 5pm. We were informed that the LHS group had a permit for the upper Rotunda from 5:00-5:30. The Sing Along finished and left at 5, at which point the LHS group assembled for a group photo and dispersed by 5:10. But that doesn’t make a good inflammatory story; it illustrates people of differing persuasions getting along just fine – there were no victims here.

  28. StanleyBing March 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    I love it, a bunch of sanctimonious leftists miffed because even school kids can see through their nonsense.

  29. Linda March 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I don’t understand why the unions have to have a sing-a-long in the capital. Is it just to annoy people? Did they always do this? All these rude comments about LHS just shows that the unions think it is OK to disrupt the lives of other people but it is not OK to disrupt theirs. Let them meet in a park somewhere and not in a public building.

  30. Marvin March 20, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    “Excuse me, did the students take over the State Capitol and refuse to leave, set up camp, damage walls, threaten legislators, crash through police lines, encourage police insurrection, sit down in hallways blocking access, pound on buses carrying legislators, lock their heads to railing, or do any of the other destructive things the anti-Walker protesters did for weeks on end last year? (added) Oh, and did I forget the death threats?” ~William A. Jacobson, associate clinical professor at Cornell Law School

  31. Marvin March 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Fact: The Lutheran High students had a permit to be at the capital.

    Fact: The other group did not.

  32. dbaur March 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    At least the SLHS Students used the doors and didn’t come in through the WINDOWS!!!!!

  33. Ignatius Reilly March 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    I’ve lived in the US my entire life, a supposedly Christian nation, and in all those years I have met exactly 2 Christians. Most people who claim to be Christian haven’t got a clue, and these posts here demonstrate it.

    Hatred and faith can’t coexist. You people go to church? I’m thinking you should go more often.

  34. lacuna March 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm #

    Comment ellipse = troll shift change. But thanks for visiting Wisconsin Citizen’s Media Co-op. Stop in anytime, not just when you are working.

  35. Barbara With March 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Sherman, actually, was having a little fling with a gal from Charleston, SC. It’s why he spared Charleston the rape, pillage and burn, sort of his love letter to the south despite his mission to destroy it.

    What I don’t understand about the high schoolers is, have they read the bills? Have they been astute to what is really going on in Wisconsin politics? Or are the parroting what their parents are telling them, all this rhetoric about “union thugs” and all the slams against “liberals?” Don’t you know that life is made up of a far more complex system than just the simplicity you paint with your uninformed rhetoric? Are you aware that Walker;s inner circle is being arrested? And for things like child enticement? I am not making that up.

    I have been at the capitol for a year. Where were you? Watching Fox News? I can tell you, there is quite a difference between the two. Fox News paints stories that just are not true. But until you find out for yourself, you just parrot what the propaganda machine is saying–union thugs, unwashed hippies, etc etc . not true at all. Many of those “union thugs” you rationalize are working, education, citizens of the state. Small business owners, scientists, actors, teachers, architects, taxi drivers, bartenders, volunteer coordinators, ministers, restaurant workers, consultants, geologists, retired physicians, college professors, photojournalists, store owners, on and on and on. For you to categorize as if we all are union thugs just shows your ignorance of the true issues. Any time you want to put down the rhetoric and really talk to your neighbors, we are all here. You are welcome anytime you want to drop the attack and come to unite our great state. I am sure there are some great people in your group. I would not let a few bad apples spoil the entire bunch.

  36. JWnTX March 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Hermatite–it’s not like we don’t have people reporting what goes on up there. Ann Althouse is a faithful reporter who relays the thuggery in the capitol over the last 12 months. She was assaulted by some of the “peaceful protesters” just yesterday. Further–we’ve seen your ilk all over the country. From the Code Pink provocateurs to the OWS crowd to the union thugs at the Wisconsin State Capitol. We know. You may not like that we know, but we know.

    • Hematite March 21, 2012 at 8:58 am #

      Ann Althouse is your source of information? That explains a lot. She never has been assaulted, despite her best efforts to provoke an assault and portray herself as a victim. The only assaults have been by teabaggers.

  37. Missy March 21, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    Taken Over? HAHA!! It’s *their* Capital too – Go LHS, and Congrats!

  38. Derek Sanstrom March 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Hematite, I’m from Wisconsin. Born, raised and lived here all my life. I think it’s a shame that the extreme left and the teacher’s Union and other Unions (mostly from out of the state of Wisconsin) are trying to negate my legal vote that I gave in November of 2010. I think it’s a shame that the same group held my children hostage for several days in April of last year. I think it’s a shame that they are forcing a recall election, which will cost the state millions of dollars, only to attempt to satisfy their own greedy ends. The end of collective bargining is an end to a old, outdated clause written into your contracts. It was NEVER a RIGHT. If it was a “right” of employees to have those benefits, we would all have them. So let’s get this straight, you selfish hogs. If you don’t like your jobs (teachers imparticular) QUIT! Find a new career or take your anger to a new state or country. There are plenty of competent teachers ready to take your place. Go to Canada. I heard so many of you screeching that when Bush was running for reelection, but never heard of any of you actually leaving. Congrats LHS Sheboygan on your TWO victories!!!

  39. ScreaminMime March 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Makes me believe there is hope for the coming generation. Perhaps these will be the one’s that won’t be manipulated by lAftest’s lies and white castle promises.

  40. Dave March 22, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    I was born and raised in Wisconsin. Democrats have ruined the state.
    Currently, the states with the fastest growing tax burdens are ALL run by democrats: Deleware, California, Illinois, Rhode Island and West Virginia. You can throw New York into the mix as well. Not only are they the highest taxed, they are all going broke.
    Add to that another 5 Trillion in debt (in a mere three years) brought to you by the worst president in history. Union hacks can start paying their own way, just like everybody else.

    • Hematite March 23, 2012 at 6:31 am #

      If the red states would pull their own weight they would not need the massive redistribution of wealth from the west coast and northeast that keep them afloat. States like Alabama, Mississippi and the Carolinas have never had functional economies. They can keep taxes low only because the “liberal” states pick up the tab. Have fun living in Tennessee once that gravy train ends.

  41. Hematite March 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Michael/OklahomaBound: are you even from Wisconsin?

  42. Hematite March 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Considering that you come from a state that, unlike Wisconsin, gets far more back in federal money than it pays in, one would think that you would do a little less whining about “tax payer subsidized” anything. You are a taxpayer subsidized teabagger. I pay for your right to espouse idiotic political positions and inflict them from afar. So toddle off to that botanical garden behind your house and stop inserting yourself into things you don’t understand.

  43. Rebekah March 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Oh well please let’s stop your funding at the state line!
    We could do that you know by a return to state run social affairs rather than the federal government involvement.

  44. StanleyBing March 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Everyone outside your bubble understand. Public employee unions in Wisconsin were robbing the taxpayer blind and now they’re miffed that the gravytrain’s been derailed.

  45. marchuitt March 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    You don’t pay for jack. You’re a leech on society.

  46. Hematite March 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    From your garbled message it appears that you are struggling to express an idea. It’s hard to get farther than that. “Return to state run social affairs”? When, exactly, did states run “social affairs?” Under the Articles of Confederacy? Your state didn’t even exist during that brief time.

  47. free man March 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    You sound like such a nice atheist . So willing to have compassion on people who disagree with you.

  48. Hematite March 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Another teabagger from Georgia who knows all about Wisconsin. If only Sherman spent a little longer down there.

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