Thursday, February 24th, 2011 11:13:30
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Protests in Tunisia spread to Egypt, which led to the flight of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and will lead to who knows what type of government in the end. Currently, the military is in control of Egypt — we think — and things are largely peaceful.
The protests have since traveled to Libya, where Moammar Gadhafi has vowed not to flee from his country, saying he would prefer to die a martyr. This will not end as Egypt did.
Thousands of miles from the Middle East, all 14 Democratic state senators from Wisconsin have fled to Illinois. They left the cheese state in order to avoid voting on a bill that would force teachers to pay a portion of their retirement and health insurance, as well as restrict collective bargaining.
Some Wisconsin teachers protested the bill earlier this week by calling in sick when they were not.