This is getting ridiculous: Is Scott Walker Cutting Off Internet Access To Thwart Protesters? I mean the comparison of the strike in Wisconsin to the protests in the Middle East only holds up so far before it’s strained, but if this is what’s happening at the moment:
According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to key protest organizers within the state Capitol building.
If you are in the Capitol attempting to access the internet from a free wifi connection labeled “guest,” you cannot access the site defendwisconsin.org. The site has been used to provide updates on what is happening, where you can volunteer, and where supplies and goods are needed to support protesters. Administrators of the website were notified on Monday that the page is being blocked. Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate says that the site was put on a blacklist typically used to filter out pornography sites so that protestors inside the Capitol could not access this key site.
You know, and especially to do this when it looks like you’re losing any sort of public sympathy or support you might have had?
I mean, that’s way past jumping the shark. I’m just saying. Can someone hand Walker a big ol’ umbrella, please?