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Some of you may be wondering what happened with the temporary restraining order to open the capitol.  It's still being sorted out in a hearing.  The testimony for prosecution ended earlier today, and at the moment the DOA is presenting their case for maintaining the limited access to the capitol that has been the norm since Monday.  Editorial note -- it all sort of sounds like Huebsch is saying "We don't like having those sorts of people in our capitol". 

Don't get too excited - the release excerpts don't say a lot.

During his budget address, Governor Walker predicted the state would move forward under his new budget, and that once his budget repair bill is passed, the local governments around the state would be fine.  And everyone will calm down.

I don't think any of those things are going to work out as the Governor predicts.

“I have never been politically motivated before, other than to vote,” wrote the man from Hixton. “I have never contacted a politician before because I never felt so threatened by a piece of legislation.”

The man asked that I do what I can to stop a “budget repair” bill that ignited a firestorm of protest across Wisconsin and the nation.

We're starting to do live audio updates via telephone from our reporters in Madison and around the state - these will appear in the block on the right labeled Cinch.  We're just starting to use this, so things may be a little rough for a while. Follow along with what is going on with our reporting staff.

Live videeo is appearing on the home page for the site from the Rally to Protect the American Dream.  The video is coming in from across te country as the rallies occur.

Well over 100,000 people have descended on downtown Madison today to participate in the rally against the Budget Repair Bill. I'm certain that Walker will claim that it's a small number, and besides, they're all bussed in from out of state.

At noon on Saturday there will be 66 rallies across the country to protect the American Dream. These are rallies in support of labor rights, and the rights for workers being fought for in Wisconsin.  You can participate in the rally here:



Well -- it's been crazy.  I spent most of last week driving back and forth to Madison, participating in the rallies, and trying to cover them on Now I'm back, and have been spending most of my time working on the new Solidarity Wisconsin web site.

Part of the new web site will be a Blog Talk Radio show, which we hope to run daily during the week, at least while things in Madison are still hopping - and this shows no sign of dying down any time soon. Tomorrow at 10 AM Central we will have the first of these Internet Radio shows.  There's a new page for the show, and you can call in tomorrow after 10 AM at (619) 393-2854 .  To listen to the show, go to the page on the web at . The first show will be a joint venture between Uppity Wisconsin and the amazing Blue Cheddar, and Blue Cheddar will be your host, direct from Madison.  Let's face it, the first show is likely to be a little rough, but we'll work things out.  Call in, ask how things are going in the capital.

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