Wisconsin chaos trends on Twitter

Schools closed? Politicians in hiding? More than 10,000 angry protesters? Wisconsin government is in chaos this week — and it shows on social media sites.

Wisconsin-based politics have been trending on Twitter since Thursday:

Recent ‘WIunion’ Tweets:

  • PsychoticLynx: RT @FourYawkeyWay: @alaa Today could be very difficult in #Wisconsin. The Tea party circus is coming. Workers reminding everyone to stay non-violent. #wiunion
  • tabetha2005: Today I stand with the teachers, nurses, and all public employees of #Wisconsin who are fighting for their rights. #wiunion
  • A_ward_262: #wiunion is a group of teachers that need help!
  • moegirl2: RT @NYPatricia: @TexianLife Will the one term Gov take a big salary cut & give up some of his benefits IF he’s serious about the budget?/ Ha! NOT! #wiunion
  • carbeye: So now we folks protesting for #WIunion and a group protesting for koch brothers tax breaks. Amazing. #USuncut #tcot #p2
  • DanOblak: RT @ExJon: I don’t get why #wiunion people call themselves “the workers” when they refuse to show up for work. #SlackersOfTheWorldUnite
  • boconnel: RT @ConservativeInd: RT @ThunderPig: http://twitpic.com/40v3zy WANTED Robert Wirch, #Wisconsin 22nd District Senator for fleeing his job #WI #tcot #wiunion
  • Erindea: ..I don’t get why #wiunion people call themselves “the workers” when they refuse to show up for work. #SlackersOfTheWorldUnite…
  • djpain1: Even Forbes: Koch Brothers Behind Wisconsin Effort To Kill Public Unions http://t.co/95YDUvo via @forbes #wiunion

View the most recent ‘WIunion’ tweets.

Recent ‘Scott Walker’ Tweets:

  • Kyleezca: Who will Scott Walker’s union-busting break? | http://today.rssnewest.com/who-will-scott-walkers-union-busting-break-michael-paarlberg/
  • hostageek: RT @laughingliberal Wonder how long before Scott Walker tries to shut down internet.
  • Michigan3Point0: Obamanation Has Failed When Canada sides with WI Gov Walker http://t.co/GmaxIUV #Stand With Scott Walker
  • ArthurA_P: RT @polipaca: RT @danny6114: .@GovWalker It’s hard to hear your constituents, with a Koch brother in each ear. / Scott Walker (R-Koch)
  • BananaAnna2008: @ein_denker http://twitter.com/#!/search/Scott%20Walker That’s the search for the trending topic on Scott Walker this morning.
  • TellTheTruth1: RT @reaganpal157: Governor Scott Walker Stands Firm Against Obama-Backed Unionistas http://t.co/dD7dmdj via @AddThis
  • Joetheinowski: Photoset: WISCONSIN BUDGET: by the numbers Scott Walker’s numbers don’t add up. And Wisconsinites know it. http://tumblr.com/xsq1jx9ggp
  • polipaca: RT @danny6114: .@GovWalker It’s hard to hear your constituents, with a Koch brother in each ear. / Scott Walker (R-Koch)
  • matthewstroede: “Hiding out in another state is not the way democracies operate” -Gov. Scott Walker #wiunions
  • jilevin_feeds: jl Political Animal: A good deal Scott Walker is certain to refuse http://bit.ly/fFRJOt #p2 #topprog

View the most recent ‘Scott Walker’ tweets.

Recent ‘Wisconsin’ Tweets:

  • PacesetEclectic: RT @genjunky: A Protester in Wisconsin says this protest is for the kids, so that they will have a weekend an… (cont) http://deck.ly/~di2q5
  • PsychoticLynx: RT @FourYawkeyWay: @alaa Today could be very difficult in #Wisconsin. The Tea party circus is coming. Workers reminding everyone to stay non-violent. #wiunion
  • tabetha2005: Today I stand with the teachers, nurses, and all public employees of #Wisconsin who are fighting for their rights. #wiunion
  • homeschoolcurr: A comment about the Wisconsin teacher sit-down, and the tea partiers flying in to confront them. http://www.homeschoolundersiege.com/
  • LandsEndJobs: Lands’ End: Mobile Designer/Developer – Internet ( #Dodgeville , Wisconsin) http://bit.ly/hMLynI #LandsEndJobs #WebDesign #Jobs #Job
  • ladyfriend: Wisconsin is KILLING it this week- mass pro-union protests, & a rep, Gwen Moore, owned the floor when she supported Planned Parenthood.
  • boconnel: RT @ConservativeInd: RT @ThunderPig: http://twitpic.com/40v3zy WANTED Robert Wirch, #Wisconsin 22nd District Senator for fleeing his job #WI #tcot #wiunion
  • Nysteveo2AOLcom: Rooting for the workers of Wisconsin
  • djpain1: Even Forbes: Koch Brothers Behind Wisconsin Effort To Kill Public Unions http://t.co/95YDUvo via @forbes #wiunion
  • BF191: “@GStephanopoulos: Sarah Palin wades into Wisconsin budget fight, @johnsberman reports: http://abcn.ws/hRpzRI” / Palin correct this time

View the most recent ‘Wisconsin’ tweets.

How long will the trending continue? Look for more recent updates on this topic next week.

7 thoughts on “Wisconsin chaos trends on Twitter

  • To find individuals you want to follow on this topic, use search.twitter.com and enter ‘wiunion’ or ‘wisconsin’ — the results will include the recent discussion. You can follow the people you like on the list. Using the advanced search, you can narrow the results to include individuals that are located in your areas (within 25 miles, etc.). Like many Wisconsinites, I’m torn. The GOP and Walker have valid concerns, but there’s a lot of bullying going on.

  • Thanks Troy.

    I live in Ohio and am a proud member of the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers (retired). My husband and I have walked the picket lines and had to be on strike–even when it cost us our health insurance and pay. Sometimes there are moral issues where you just have to join together and speak up. It’s not something we wanted to do, it was something we had to do to know we were standing up for the children in our care.

    My heart goes to the people in Wisconsin who are standing together for the rights of workers all over the world.

    Thanks for the search information. It is helpful.

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