Feb 25, 2011

Pro worker rally set for Saturday in the Capitol


Working citizens all over Michigan plan to gather at the State Capitol in Lansing at noon on Saturday, Feb. 26 to make their voices heard on the unacceptable attacks on the civil rights of workers, to protest the tax shift from the rich and powerful to the middle class and the working poor and to urge the Legislature to focus on creating jobs instead of union busting.

The rally will run from noon to 3 p.m., and a couple of progressive groups and organized labor are doing the organizing. One event is called “Storm the Capitol,” and the other one is called “The Rally to Save the American Dream.” Both events have the same goals, and the important thing is to just be there.

On Tuesday and Wednesday thousands of workers made it to Lansing to protest the attacks on workers’ rights, and this is a continuation of that. Teabaggers on Tuesday also tried to organize a counter rally designed to provoke a confrontation, but since they were outnumbered 50-1 they kept to themselves. The confrontations only come from them when the numbers are on their side.

But they plan to try it again, and a group called "We the People of Mid-Michigan” is trying to rally the troops on Saturday at the same time.

In addition to few real concerned conservative Republicans, teabagger groups have attracted the most extreme rightwing and anti-government groups out there that include militias, secessionists and neo-Nazi white supremacist groups, and they are financed by cash laden Washington, D.C. lobbying firms and corporations. It will be tough to ignore that element because they will do everything to provoke a confrontation, and we must do everything to ignore those attempts to give them ammunition.

6 comments:

Not Anonymous said...

It's so much fun to listen to someone tell others what's in the mind of a group of people that he's not in league with nor a member of.

Ok, I guess two can play that game. So, this rally on Saturday is union thugs being brought in from anywhere and everywhere to march or "storm" the Capitol (doesn't that sound like an attack term?) so that they can try to fight to continue to get taxpayer money handed to them in the form of paid days off, taxpayer paid health care benefits (of course, they got a waiver from Obamacare which is odd since they want everyone else to have Obamacare) and other taxpayer funded freebies.

It shouldn't be called "Storm the Capitol" but rather it should be called the "Gimme Gimme Gimme" march by Socialist Democrats.

You'd think by listening to the Socialist Democrats that the only ones that work are the Union members. I wonder what would happen if CEO's stopped working. Nahhh, I don't wonder. They'd close up their businesses and the so-called workers would be whining that they aren't allowed to show up for work.

Tea Parties show up and it's called disruption, union thugs show up and it's called "standing up for their rights". I'm still looking to see where unions have the right to a job. It just doesn't seem to show up in the Constitution. Maybe my copy of the Constitution is a Right Wing Constitution and not the United States Constitution.

Communications guru said...

There is no such thing as “union thugs.” So, every other worker gets paid days off and employer paid health care benefits, but because they are government employees they don’t? That is just stupid, even more than I normally get from you. They are not getting freebies, they work for it.

Again, there is no such thing as “Socialist Democrats.” Who ever said “the only ones that work are the Union members?” No one I know.
Again, there is no such thing as “union thugs," and second, racist teabaggers were protesting because they lost an election, and working people are showing up to protecting a civil right that is being threatened. You need to read the Constitution because that right is guaranteed.

Once again, anonymous coward, I am still waiting for you to back up your outrageous lie that we were “nearly shoulder to shoulder once.”

brad said...

Commie Guru, you and I once stood shoulder to shoulder too. Then I made sure to never be around you physically again, showers are a must.

Not anonymous, well stated.

Johnny C said...

I can't wait to see the tea party counter protest, this time they're going to bring 22 people.

Communications guru said...

I agree; it will be no different than the one on Tuesday.

brad said...

You two are the smartest of the smart. You categorize all repubs or conservatives as teapartiers. Since you continue to do that, all libs and democrats are pinko commie bastards. So when you are called the commie guru, it might mean more than communications.