Maybe different groups of singers could get about 15-18 of their friends together with matching t-shirts and sing -- each group singing different songs at the same time. Can they arrest people just standing in the rotunda with duct tape covering their mouth next to the singers? Another group holding the American flag? Organized chaos.
They seem to have been arresting people for no reason whatsoever, so duct tape would probably be irrelevant. It already is organized chaos. There's no possible way anybody could apply for a permit for what's going on in there.
I think it's worth noting that while the Cap Police are arresting people for sassy talk, the city police who patrol State Street at night put up with that kind of shit all the time and give it all the attention it deserves, which is very little. They're dealing with actual public safety issues, which are close to absent in the Capitol. Perhaps overbearing police behavior is inversely related to actual levels of threat.
Now both Scott Fitzgerald and Scott Walker are working towards reinforcing the railroad line and RR car construction for the line between Milwaukee and Chicago after 2 years ago turning how many millions down for this expansion funded by the Federal Government? The Scotts say this project would be funded by State taxpayers.
Maybe that's what they're trying to distract attention from.
If this is a way of making Walker look more grandiose to the teapers in time for the next presidential election, I've got a feeling he's behind the curve. That movement is falling apart as we speak, and has become an embarrassment/encumbrance to both the corporate wing of the R party and to its more politically-realistic wing as well. With that and the collapse of the "block Obamacare" nonsense, by 2016 he's going to look like a real dinosaur.
Footage and some hard-to-hear interviews from today's session is here:http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/w ... f887a.html
Several of the cops are starting to look stressed. Some may think their assignment is righteous, but others are (understandably) looking like it's starting to get to them. How many will resign or get sick/sick leave? The continual camera-using from every possible angle is a remarkable tool.
And I can see the sense in people wearing their bike helmets in the Capitol, goofy as it looks.
I know some of the attenders and arrestees, and I keep asking them what are their reasons for demonstrating. Interestingly, everyone's reasons are somewhat different, though they're all rooted in disgust and vexation over Scott Walker's behavior.