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Protest in Wisconsin — Get Some Pizza!

Protest in Wisconsin — Get Some Pizza!

The Wisconsin protesters have been getting huge amounts of support not just from others in the state, but across the rest of the country, too.  And as the protests continue, new and unusual “solidarity” signs are cropping up.

Via the Wisconsin State Journal:

[S]taff at Ian’s Pizza one block west of the Capitol said Friday a couple dozen of their pies have gone to protesters — purchased by supporters from coast to coast.

People have called in orders from New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Illinois, Arizona and California, said Nick Stratman, a manager at Ian’s. 

Brendan Wilson, another manager, said a call came in Thursday night from someone in San Francisco who ordered $300 worth of pizza.

For the out-of-state orders, which began Tuesday, Stratman said the restaurant takes the first name and location of the person placing the order so employees delivering the pizzas can announce to hungry protesters who and where they’re from. They’ve been received “very well,” Stratman said.

How popular have these “solidarity pizzas” become?  Ian’s has had to cut off their other customers to keep the donated pizzas moving.

 

This was just posted on Ian’s Facebook Wall:

 

This is astounding! As of right now, Ian’s Pizza on State’s normal in-store and delivery operations are on hold — due to the high volume of calls, we are only processing orders donated to the protesters. By our (rather harried) count, we’ve heard from 30 states and 5 countries (including Egypt, Korea, and our northern friends, Canada). Wow. Thank you! To our regular customers: We really apologize, but… wow.

How’s that for protest?

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3:08AM PST on Mar 2, 2011

I'd like to donate my personal favorite pizza to protesters, except I don't have any money to buy one... But it's a virgin crust pizza, and don't over do the sauce but don't gyp me either. Then add cheese, mushroom & green pepper, garnished with parsley. YUMMY!

10:20PM PST on Feb 23, 2011

Charles Temm JR

When God handed out "mean-ness size" I think you misheard him, and asked for super-duper-extra large.

5:43PM PST on Feb 23, 2011

Charles Webb
Why would any American capable of thinking read anything from from CNSNews and believe it. The only ones I can think of are the idiotic birthers who believe someone who served a term as an Illinois Senator, a United States Senator and went through 2 years of scrutiny on his way to becoming POTUS can not be eligible because they personally have not see a record of his birth even though the Republican Governor of Hawaii has stated unequivically that Obama is a natural born citizen of America...idiotic nut jobs all...LMAO.
Oh yes and a kindergarten class was made to wear nazi uniforms and goose walk for Walker's pleasure. Anyone can make idiotic claims with no basis in fact when they do not have to worry about citing sources for said claims.
Maybe we should contact the municiple employees in down in Carol City and let them know how much disdain you have for their fellow workers up north. They probably already know the old coot who rants and raves about anyone who does not agree with him and his paranoid-schizophrenic ideas. Then we will all see where the maggots really are, both literally and physically eh maggot?

5:01PM PST on Feb 23, 2011

Charlies Temm
Millions of workers in America do not earn those benefits through hard work? Work anywhere in America and you will have a base wage per hour and, if lucky, benefits that are earned by hard work of employees. Public emplooyees get paid for their services with a base wage and any benefits included with taxpayers paying for garbage collection, guarding prisons, teaching our children and a myriad of other services our communities could not function without. The public employees threatened with this piece of legislation have already made wage concessions to the state over the past decade in order to keep those benefits.
To claim the wages and benefits now earned by public employees have only been bargained for from Democrats with no Republicans at all involved is nuts. Down through the decades both Democratic and Republican administrations have bargained in good faith with the employees and the employees have given concessions in wage freezes when legitimate financial problems arose. The financial problems the states face are the results of governors trying to mirror the Bush's top 2% tax cuts and from Republican caused collapse of America's economy. Two wars draining federal funds that used to go to domestic programs added to states' financial problems.
You do know there are many Republicans in the public sector who have worked hard and fought long to keep what meager benefits they recieve. The majority of Wisconsins are against what Walker is trying to do.

1:26AM PST on Feb 23, 2011

Great...if they can't have bread or cake, let them eat pizza!

9:27PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Teachers and other public service employees make on average 14% less than those in comparable private sector jobs. Their pensions are on average $38,000 a year when taken after 65 AND THEY GET NO SOCIAL SECURITY. AND THEY PAY TAXES ON THEIR PENSION MONEY.

WHAT fat pension? WHAT big salary?

Charles Webb, Charles Temm and other anti-public service commentors are just repeating the same LIES that Walker and his Koch Bros, Tea Bagger cronies are spreading. They learned from the Nazis: tell a lie often enough and people will believe it.

5:12PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Life sucks for them...other people pay their benefits and for their health care/pensions...they are just a symbol of the abuse government workers all over face...

Why so much sympathy for them here on Care2? Is it really about "rights"? Is it about how abused they are by the government of Wisconsin (and it's taxpayers)? Or is it simple politics?

If you guessed politics, you were right. This is a political issue that threatens a major, if not the major arm of Dem party financing. If Gov Walker's plan survives then Dems in that state lose millions in campaign funds. Note that all the Dem talking heads are trying to paint this as a mean Repub plan to curtail the republic, not to rein in the decades of benefit promises given to unions as a price for their political support.

But some in the media and that includes Care2 will continue to slavishly support a minority who suck off the majority because that minority support their causes. Who cares if collective bargaining by unions is a quid pro quo for politicians and union heads? This isn't the unions versus evil business/corporations but unions versus taxpayers. Does Care2 or many of its members even care about that anymore?

4:15PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Kudos to all who contributed. I gave to a fund for the smart 14 Dem State Senators who left the state.

The neo cons are picking on women. Let's make that a campaign slogan. Tell the women in your life that they are not worth $1; just 78 cents.

3:29PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Governor Walker Has Committed a crime to attempt to eliminate Union Bargaining Rights, when he threatened to call the National Guard.
18 USCA 245(1)(2)(b)(5) declares as follows:
Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, by force or threat of force willfully ***, intimidates or interferes with, or attempts to ***, intimidate or interfere with--
(1) any person because he is ***, or in order to intimidate such person or any other person or any class of persons from--
(2)(C) *** enjoying employment, or any perquisite thereof, by any private employer or any agency of any State or subdivision thereof, or joining or using the services or advantages of any labor organization, hiring hall, or employment agency;
(5) any citizen *** without discrimination on account of race, color, religion or national origin, in any of the benefits or activities described in subparagraphs (1)(A) through (1)(E) or subparagraphs (2)(A) through (2)(F), or participating lawfully in speech or peaceful assembly opposing any denial of the opportunity to so participate –
shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed, *** or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed ***
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What Are You Waithing For, ARREST Gov. Walker

3:01PM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Are the schools closed? Summer school here we come.

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