Thursday, October 13, 2011

Just To Put Things In Perspective

I wanted to tell you about a couple of big "rallies" going on this weekend in Wisconsin.  One of them is scheduled for Saturday in Madison--the other will be Sunday in Green Bay.

In Madison, many of the attendees will have significant student loan debt.  Others will have kids dealing with substantial debt.  In Green Bay, you will have many who are struggling to pay their mortgages and who are worrying about losing their jobs.

At both "rallies" attendees will don apparel of matching colors in a show of solidarity.  They will chant chants, they will sing songs, they will clap their hands and stomp their feet.  Some will even bring signs showing support for those on "their side"--or mocking those they oppose.  In Green Bay, I expect a lot of booing of millionaires.  Law enforcement will be out in force in both cities--making sure things don't get out of hand.  Dozens of media outlets will cover the "rallies"--gathering information for passionate followers. 

An expected 80-thousand-plus will attend the Madison "rally" on Saturday.  Better than 73-thousand will show up for the Green Bay "event".  Numbers that will dwarf the turnout for #Occupy rallies in much bigger cities like New York or San Francisco.  Millions more will watch the action unfold live on TV, will listen on the radio or will log onto the internet for updates--generating ratings that Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow would give their left arms to see in a month.

The Madison "rally" is expected to generate an estimated $1.3-million dollars for the "cause".  The Green Bay "rally" will bring in more than $2-million dollars.  Millions more will be spent at restaurants and hotels in those cities this weekend.  Proving to be an incredible economic boost for the state.

How can you be a part of this "movement" that so many other people care so much about?  Just stop down at Camp Randall Stadium around 11:00 Saturday morning for the Badgers game against Indiana--or swing by Lambeau Field at Noon Sunday for the game against St. Louis.

The best part?  You don't have to hate anyone to attend--well at least not until the Ohio State or Vikings games.

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