About 300 people attended the MoveOn-organized rally to support Wisconsin in downtown Miami Saturday afternoon, with a strong contingent from organized labor including the Teamsters, SFSCME and teachers and health workers, along with a lot of sympathizers.
Your blogger was there, sweating in the 80-degree heat like everyone else while the giant rally in Madison attracted a snowstorm along with many tens of thousands of people. Is this why we live in Florida? Yes! But as Joe Garcia points out in this snip from my photo gear, our Republican governor, Rick Scott, is doing the same sort of thing that Wisconsin’s Scott Walker is doing, and we will have to fight the way Wisconsin does, though not with any snowdrifts — as long as we’re thinking of Miami. No guarantees for Tallahassee there in the frozen north of Florida.
I’ll post this now, and try to assemble more material to add on.
UPDATE: To prove what I said above, here’s a video from Saturday’s rally in Madison. The white stuff falling through the frame is snow.
I found this on the Fire Dog Lake blog, which noted that they’re not just standing around there, there’s organizing taking place. This is like what took place in Egypt, which is now headed into something entirely new. Or not …