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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:33 PM
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The Wisconsin FULL SENATE passes anti-union bill 18-1 vote
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 07:40 PM by Tx4obama
Source: CNN's Breaking News Twitter feed

BreakingNews

In 18-1 vote, Wis. Senate approves bill to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights

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Updates from Twitter

thinkprogress

RT @EricKleefeld: Barca saying meeting violates the state's open meetings law, w/out good cause for less than 24 hrs notice.

OTOOLEFAN

RT @MikeElk: UNION LEADERS TO CALL EMERGENCY MEETING TO DISCUSS GENERAL STRIKE #wiunion


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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:34 PM
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1. Recall the bastards. K&R n/t
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:36 PM
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51. Every last one of them. No exceptions.
Time for the people of Wisconsin to take back their government.
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wavygravy Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:02 PM
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143. aa ha!
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:36 PM
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2. Full Senate my fucking ass!
Not one Democratic Senator was there to cast a vote.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:38 PM
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5. It was the full senate as opposed to the senate committee which is another LBN thread.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:21 AM
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203. missing all the democrats.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:24 AM
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280. Headline is wrong, and tweet is wrong. Only Republican Senators "voted."
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 12:41 AM by No Elephants
That is NOT a Senate vote, let alone the "FULL Senate," even as opposed to a Senate committee. And that is without even considering considering whether a quorum was needed or whether a non-public vote is valid.

For that matter, the vote of only Republican members of a Senate committee is not the vote of a Senate committee.

Truth is more like "Republican Senators claim their privately-taken votes equal a vote of the Senate."
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:18 PM
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75. There was one on the Assembly Special Committee...
"The lone Democrat present on the special committee, Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, shouted that the meeting was a violation of the state's open meetings law. Republicans voted over his objections, and the Senate convened within minutes and passed the measure without discussion or debate."
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:42 PM
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137. True violations of the rules
and or law. The fight has just begun. They will be defeated and Walker will be gone mid-early 2012. He and the rest, including the Koch brothers remind me of how the NAZI took control re: WW2.

Of course they showing the opposition (tea brats) on the internet and probably on the corporate media except for MSNBC night. The morning will be different for MSNBC.

One sign "I voted for representation no Unions" I wonder how much they are paying him. This is sad. RECALL THESE MFs!
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:10 PM
Response to Reply #137
268. The buildup over years and global events are haunting
regards to break out of WWII.

The likelihood Walker and those individuals and ideologies he represents have planned and are PRing "history" creep some of The People out too.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:32 PM
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125. The vote was 18-1
There was 1 Dem and he tried to tell the Repugs they were breaking the law...the voted over him while he was reading the law.
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:34 AM
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172. the single vote was a republican
" Republican Sen. Dale Schultz cast the lone dissenting vote.

"Schultz said he had spent four weeks working for compromise.

"Ultimately, I voted my conscience, which I feel reflects the core beliefs of the majority of voters who sent me here to represent them," he said in a statement.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/20144...
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timo Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:41 AM
Response to Reply #125
211. ooopps, guess not.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 12:47 AM
Response to Reply #125
281. I think you're combining the sole Dem in the Assembly Com. and the sole Pub dissenter in the Senate.
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 12:55 AM by No Elephants
See Replies 75 and 172.
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:36 PM
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3. Crying havoc. Stop. Letting slip. Stop. Dogs war. Stop.
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:22 PM
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113. +1000
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:36 PM
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4. What are the bastards' names?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:39 PM
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6. Here's a list of all the GOP senators, not sure which 'one' voted no.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:41 PM
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9. Vote 18-1. Schultz votes no.
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divine_truine Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:39 PM
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7. CORPORATE gop BOOTLICKERS IN WISCONSIN SENATE WILL REGRET THIS VOTE!
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 07:41 PM by divine_truine
at this point, the republican party is a corpse. They love their corporate master$ more than they do their constituents nor the country. RECALL THEIR WORTHLESS ASSES!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #7
8. +1
:patriot:
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:24 PM
Response to Reply #7
44. It is a full blown takeover like MI. They must go now.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:46 PM
Response to Reply #44
60. Ohio did it this way also. By ignoring the rules of the body.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:02 AM
Response to Reply #60
282. Does Ohio have a recall law? If so, the Ohio Dem Party should be all over it, as is
the Wisconsin Dem Party.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:31 PM
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47. No they won't
gop BOOTLICKERS IN WISCONSIN SENATE WILL REGRET THIS VOTE

No they won't. there will be almost no consequence.

at this point, the republican party is a corpse

:eyes:

They love their corporate master$ more than they do their constituents nor the country

Is this supposed to be news? that's how they got elected in the first place.

WAKE UP
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divine_truine Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:15 PM
Response to Reply #47
72. I am very much awake! thank you!
It's called 'thinking aloud'
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bigmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:55 AM
Response to Reply #47
217. You're simultaneously telling people to wake up and that they'll never win.
How sensible is that?
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:21 PM
Response to Reply #7
79. Now now, where was all this energy...
in NOV? We would not be facing this dismantling of bed rock Democratic institutions and principles if we had a LEADER that motivated people.... Many here warned of these things a year ago but, deaf ears and all the chips went in on the HCR hand and even though we raked the pot at the time we lost every hand since.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:26 PM
Response to Reply #79
118. Yup. Obama was busy attacking his base. (nt)
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Kurmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:19 PM
Response to Reply #118
149. Nice smear, you expect a US President to interfere in state's dealings? Get real n/m
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idrahaje Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:30 PM
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152. Which is ironic because Repugs are now anti state n/t
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:04 AM
Response to Reply #152
194. anti-state and anti bagger
but you would never know it from reading the posts at a bagger forum!

http://www.thetreeofliberty.com/vb/showthread.php?t=133...
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:43 PM
Response to Reply #149
157. Actually, I think this is a breach of the US Constitution.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:19 AM
Response to Reply #149
284. Neither humbled_opinion nor w4rma so much as implied Obama should interfere.
And it's perfectly possible to refrain from interfering AND simultaneously refrain from insulting your base.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #7
132. Rethugicans are not afraid to do this because they know we don't have guns
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:55 AM
Response to Reply #132
192. Maybe time to get one
and learn to use it with plenty of practice.....
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:20 AM
Response to Reply #132
202. Speak for yourself
The last administration gave me a brand new appreciation of the second amendment. I'm more than ready. That even our side has people who think the right are the only ones armed suits me just fine.
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smoking357 Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:25 AM
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213. I Pray For The Day the Left Arms Itself
Please get armed. Now. It's really scary seeing just how kooky the gun community is getting and how they ridicule and shout down any moderate voice.

Guns aren't going away, so the Left needs to get into gun ownership in a big way if this country is to have any hope of turning back the fascist right-wing tide.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:32 AM
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214. We just need to be quiet about it
I'm quite content with them thinking we're all unarmed. The element of surprise has won many a battle. We need to have the means to protect ourselves.
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smoking357 Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:58 AM
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215. Owning Guns Is Good, But You Need to Practice
The Republicans often practice with their guns, and they would love to shoot a Democrat.

In order to get proficient with your guns, you'll have to practice. While at the range, when the n- jokes get made about Obama, you won't be laughing, so they'll start to understand that the Republicans are not alone in their gun ownership.

The biggest mistake the Dems ever made was taking an anti-gun stand.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:28 AM
Response to Reply #215
255. I don't hear N- jokes here in NY
at the firing range. But I agree that one needs to practice and that while I have no problem with waiting periods and background checks, the calls for eliminating all handguns was a moronic move for the Democrats who did that.
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smoking357 Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:00 PM
Response to Reply #255
258. About Those Background Checks
What's to stop the GOP from banning everyone who commits "political terrorism", e.g., shutting down a government with protests, from owning a gun?
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #258
266. Nothing, I suppose
but have you heard of anyone trying to get that bullshit through? The pukes don't even want background checks - they want anyone (criminal or insane) to walk into walmart and walk out with an arsenal. I call it the tiny dick syndrome.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:45 AM
Response to Reply #215
286. Reasonable regulation does not = "an anti-gun stand."
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TankerKC Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:25 AM
Response to Reply #202
216. Are you calling for...
...2nd Amendment solutions?
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:25 AM
Response to Reply #216
254. Don't be ridiculous
I'm calling for people to PROTECT THEMSELVES. 2nd amendment solutions are for morons with small dicks.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:50 AM
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287.  "2nd amendment solutions are for morons with small dicks" Like Sharron Angle?
People who think everything is about dick size are...
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 05:19 AM
Response to Reply #287
291. Yes, exactly like Sharron Angle
Small dicks is a state of mind. The don't feel any ego or power without firepower.
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bergie321 Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:42 PM
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10. Time is coming
For a general strike.
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divine_truine Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #10
16. PPL of Wisconsin; whether you are union or not; this is a direct assault on workers everywhere!
MAKE WALKER & HIS REPUBLICAN KOCH-WHORES REGRET THE DAY THEY BECAME A STATE LEGISLATOR. THESE FILTHY, GREEDY REPUBLICANS JUST SPAT IN EVERYONES' FACE WHILE TAKING A CRAP ON THE ELECTIONS THAT PUT THEM IN THOSE POSITIONS IN THE FIRST PLACE!

This is what happens when the silent majority (the fair-minded among us) stays home on any given election, whether it'd be local, state or federal. Let this serve as lesson for the upcoming 2012 general elections! It's time to do a nation-wide recall effort to remove these traitors from office.
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divine_truine Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:21 PM
Response to Reply #16
78. PPL of Wisconsin; release the Badgers! Devour this F#@K fitzgerald & his COWARDLY gop douchebags!
These 19 senators who held this illegal meeting prior to the vote are f#@king fascists!
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dhill926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:43 PM
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11. they KNOW there's going to be a huge backlash.....
what are their motives, besides being shitstains? To provoke something? Anyone on the ground have some info on this?
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #11
98. I think it's a well planned test to see how far they can go, just how far can they
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 10:01 PM by RKP5637
push Americans, just how fast can they move America to a fully fascist country with one party rule.
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Doremus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:52 PM
Response to Reply #98
139. I think you're right.
They've been working on this for decades. They're almost ready and this is a dry run.

How we proles respond is going to determine whether they succeed or not.
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:09 AM
Response to Reply #98
165. that's what I have been saying
rule by republicans, or aristocracy dictatorship, not much difference
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wmbrew0206 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:14 PM
Response to Reply #11
147. From what I've read, the Rethugs think that the political game changed after
the Affordable Health-care Act passed in Congress last year.

Simply put, if you have the majorities to pass wide sweeping changes, you do it and worry about the political fall out later.

These assholes look at the Health-care bill as a model to enact long wanted changes. Due to re-districting, it is very hard to get a the majorities needed to push unpopular but much wanted changes. The idea is that you pass your wish list when you have the chance and expect the gerrymandering and election cycles to give you just enough support to block any changes to those wish lists, once they become law.

They got their wish, but we'll see if their math is correct in '12.

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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:35 AM
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206. They're trying to provoke
violence. That's the visual they want on TV. My fervent hope is people keep their heads and protest peacefully. It's the only way this will work. I'm spitting nails angry also but we can't give them what they want.
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Homer12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:44 PM
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12. I'm from WI
This makes the Rethugs own the union busting bill. They were trying to be legit with the Senate Democrats, but this just show's that regardless of their "budget bill" that this was not even the case.

Like we all know, this has nothing to do with the budget.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:43 AM
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257. Bingo.
It wasn't about the budget at all.
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JeffersonChick Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:46 PM
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13. Here's a link!
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/market_news/art...

I just got this flash. I cannot believe this. I am in shock, feel sick to my stomach, the hairs on my arms are standing up.

I. Just. Can't. Believe. It.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:11 PM
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #69
104. Sorry. :(
:hug:
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #69
109. What she doesn't see, or doesn't want to see, is when most of America starts to
fail she will be going down back into nothing, that's what happens when countries start to fail, unless she just plans to abandon her country.

I've seen what you've said happen many times, often those that come from nothing are the worst when they have something.

Very sorry to hear you are experiencing this.



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Paka Donating Member (228 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:52 PM
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140. This is a good place to rant...
There are so many of us right there with you. My father was a small businessman and worked hard to give us a good life. Yes, he was a Republican, but that was in the days of Ike. Had he lived he would not be with the Rethugs in this new mode of theirs. Sadly, my mother was a faux news addict until the day she died. And my sister and her husband are hard core teabaggers
:eyes:
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:44 PM
Response to Reply #69
158. I am sorry....
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Countdown_3_2_1 Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:48 PM
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14. Its a trap to get the Democratic Senators to come back (nt)
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:54 PM
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18. Would they be that sleazy? YES! Just heard from Erpenbach, Dems aren't coming back. Hopefully he
is including Chris Larsen in that collective "we". Larsen was the first heading back on his own. Hope they reached him to turn back around.
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TheEuclideanOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:10 PM
Response to Reply #14
30. I thought that they couldn't vote without the democrats
because it would mean they did not have a quorum?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:23 PM
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41. They went into commiteee pulled all fiscal elements out of the bill.....
so with no fiscal elements in the bill, no quorum was then needed when the full senate voted on it.
They cheated!
Broke the law by calling the committee and not waiting the 24hours REQUIRED BY STATE law.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:05 AM
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289. They claim collective bargaining is a budget issue.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:59 PM
Response to Reply #30
100. Here's link regarding the committee and the stripping
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #14
127. Could be but it was an offical vote!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:30 AM
Response to Reply #127
285. Was it an open meeting?
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 01:38 AM by No Elephants
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:50 PM
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15. The game is not over, they have just made their next move and don't realize how stupid a move
it was. They have made this a war and they have simply won a battle, in a war that they can not sustain. The real people are awake and angry, and they are not the propped up Koch Klan's faux astroturf people. This will be a fight and we will win, we have no choice but to win.
Lou
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:10 PM
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29. Agreed & Well Said
:toast:
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:10 PM
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68. This post is why I came to DU as soon as I could.
Thanks. I'm going to keep my chin up!
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:52 PM
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17. Strike!
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:55 PM
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19. Bastards, greedy, evil trolls all of them!
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Sonicwall Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:56 PM
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20. It'll never pass constitutional muster
This is where the unions will step in and file lawsuits after lawsuits, including federal & state laws that are blatantly violated, and yes, it is an violation of the open meeting laws.

They can't change the rules in the middle of the game just because the Dem's out. It shows blatant partisan move designed to hurt Wisconsonites, and for that, I won't stand. That's why the unions will prevail. And while it's in the dockets, it seals the fates of every single Rethuglicans who voted for it. All 8 will be subject to recall and they'll be removed and replaced with a majority of Democrats to balance out Walker's thuggish behavior until Walker is finally recalled himself and tossed like the useless human being he is.

I stand in solidarity of my union brothers and sisters.

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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:00 PM
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22. I wish I had your optimism! I'm sick to my stomach and on the verge of balling my eyes out.
I'm a couple hours away, but thinking of driving in...need a sitter.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:31 PM
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83. er, ummm, I think you mean "bawling"
Unless you're planning sexual release of your frustration and anger... :-)
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:52 AM
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187. DOH! Yes...bawling. My mind is not functioning well these days. Been a long few weeks. Gotta pull
my shit together as this is going to be a long, hard battle.
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:00 PM
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23. Beautifully put
We must stand up against this. I stand with the Unions!

Americans, it is time. Courage, courage, courage.

I have alot of vacation time - I may be headed to Nashville to help out in Tennessee.

Shine On Democrats!
Annette
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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:11 PM
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31. Do you assume that something is unconstitutional just because you oppose it?
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 08:12 PM by FBaggins
They've had this option since day one.

What constitutional challenge do you think is possible?

We "stand in solidarity" by beating them at the ballot box (including recalls).
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Sonicwall Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:31 PM
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49. I guess you aren't as well-versed...
Look up Wisconsin's open meeting law.

http://www.wisfoic.org/an-openmeetingslaw.html

I suggest you take a close look at Section 19.83(1)(2) and 19.84 (1-4).

I also read 19.85 (exemptions to the law) and saw that there is no exception to exactly what the Republicans did to break the law.

(1) was violated clearly - it was quickly convened and ended within 5 minutes. There was an ignored objection to the meeting.

Also, please note 19.86:

19.86 Notice of collective bargaining negotiations.

Notwithstanding s. 19.82 (1), where notice has been given by either party to a collective bargaining agreement under subch. I, IV or V of ch. 111 to reopen such agreement at its expiration date, the employer shall give notice of such contract reopening as provided in s. 19.84 (1) (b). If the employer is not a governmental body, notice shall be given by the employer's chief officer or such person's designee. This section does not apply to a nonprofit corporation operating the Olympic ice training center under s. 42.11 (3).

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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:46 PM
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59. Actually, I am. I was looking at it just last night in fact.
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 08:50 PM by FBaggins
also read 19.85 (exemptions to the law) and saw that there is no exception to exactly what the Republicans did to break the law.

Really? Have you not read that they held a vote on fining the democratic Senators? That vote was already held several days ago, so why would they do it again here? A couple other loopholes may apply, but that sure looks like they were "considering the discipline of a public employee"

Also, please note 19.86:

There aren't any collective bargaining negotiations going on, are there?
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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:41 PM
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156. There aren't any collective bargining negotiations going on.
This was a bill to strip the union of that right. Looks like they found a loophole that they could proceed through.
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:59 AM
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193. Walker needs to consider that the security detail
that protects him is the same one he screwed over--I know he exempted fire fighters but how about the police/sheriff?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:59 AM
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288. He owns the state troopers, tho. Besides, I doubt police would permit
someone to attack or kill him.
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:21 PM
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38. I stand with you!
Let us hope justice prevails.

Solidarity forever!
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:37 PM
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54. they didn't change any rules, just changed the bill
they didnt need a quorum of 20 if they stripped out all financial aspects of the bill.

This is what I was warning about two weeks ago and people said I was crazy to suggest it.

I'm not surprised and neither should you be.
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:13 AM
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198. Repugs like changing the rules
but whine like babies if they think someone do it back at them.
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wmbrew0206 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:36 PM
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155. From my understanding, this is all procedure issues in the State House
Federal law doesn't have a lot of say in the way each state conducts its business in terms of state governance. You don't see Federal courts telling a state legislature, "You broke Federal Law when you conducted acts pertaining to how your state handles its own laws."

As far as state law, that is another matter. The state Supreme Court could possibly overturn the law, but its is doubtful as you start getting into one branch of government telling another branch how to run its internal business. You see it occasionally when the US Congress uses internal bylaws to pass legislation though unusual means. The SCOTUS will not take a case that deals with the bylaws of Congress.

Granted this is a state issue and the laws may be different. However, the courts have a history of steering clear of telling the legislature how to do their business.

For the record, I don't agree with this BS that happened tonight. I think it was complete over reach and an extremely sleazy way to pass a law. I just not that hopeful that this can be overturned in state or federal court. I think it will come down to the ruling of the Senate clerk and his judgment will stand.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:57 PM
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21. I figured they were up to no good when Fitzgerald went on FOX earlier today and bragged that
this was about getting the union $$ out of the elections and assuring Obama would not win WI.

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/03/09/scott-fitzgerald-ob...
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Sonicwall Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:08 PM
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28. What Fitz fails to realize is that union votes in droves
and that Fitz will be thrown out as soon as possible.

And indicted.

And imprisoned along with his corrupt father and his brother for the rest of their pathetic lives.

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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:32 PM
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50. Yes but half of them believe Obama is going to "take away all their guns"
Fitzgerald and the rest of the Repukes will suffer no repercussions for this.
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maryallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:36 PM
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52. You're assuming elections are fair ...
and that voting machines can't be tampered with. They can ... they have been.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:00 PM
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103. I sure don't trust the elections. It's all done in the dark, who knows how many
ballots get tossed and miscounted. This country is become something out of a Stephen King novel. And does anyone really trust the black box voting machines.
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blackspade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:01 PM
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24. FUCKING SCUMBAGS!!!!!!
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:03 PM
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25. Boycott WI products
Time we taught them a lesson and stop buying their cheese and other goods.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:12 PM
Response to Reply #25
32. Call the Division of Tourism and tell them
no Wisconsin vacations.
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:15 PM
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33. You can get started right here:
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:39 PM
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56. Good idea....
make the workers suffer even more as their company loses money, cuts more benefits, reduces pay, lays off people.
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zinnisking Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:45 PM
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58. No. Boycott WI companies that gave money to Walker. There are websites dedicated to it.
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 09:42 PM by zinnisking
I'll look for the website I saw before and post it here on edit.

One company you can start with is Johnsonville Sausage. I used to work there. They consistently give money to Republicans. Dick Cheney was a guest in one of their plants in 2004 during a campaign stop.

And their plants are LITTERED with Koch products; particularly I remember thousands of these steal carts called "zubas" with big bold imprint "KOCH", all the label machines in the new plant were from Koch industries.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Scott-Walker-Con...

donor database

http://www.wisdc.org/index.php?module=cms&page=12&CTGTZ...
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:54 PM
Response to Reply #25
65. That would seem to only hurt the worker - they are the ones we are
fighting for.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:05 PM
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26. un-FUCKING-believeable!!!!
This DOES NOT bode well for peons OR wealthy. :grr: :grr: :grr:
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:06 PM
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27. MOTHRA FORKERS!!!
THIS CANNOT STAND!
THE PEOPLE, UNITED, SHALL *NEVER* BE DEFEATED!

This is it folks. GENERAL STRIKE! Let's show these rats who runs this country, big business, or WE THE PEOPLE!
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:18 PM
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37. It's a trap Dems.....stay away... (IMO)
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Truth2Tell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:26 AM
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170. Please elaborate. nt
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:17 PM
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34. There is NO surprise in the wretchedness of Republicans
there is no depth low enough for them to squat. There is no act too treacherous and riddled with lies that they cannot attempt.

There will be repercussions. And I can only hope that they are far reaching and deeply destructive to the Republican Party in WI...and everywhere. They have shown a contempt and disregard for Democracy and America's workers EVERYWHERE. Government BY the people? Not to Republicans. And this cannot be permitted to stand.

"Scum" is a compliment regarding these creatures. But name calling does nothing.
FIGHT THEM. NEVER let up. Never let them sleep. Do not go silently into the night. FIGHT THEM.
Every.way.we.can.
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USBlues Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:17 PM
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35. I think its time to take to the streets folks
This has got to stop. we should all be heading for Wisconsin tonight to demand an end to this radical corporate take over of our nation. It must stop and it will only be stopped by DIRECT ACTION.
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:06 AM
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195. I'm with ya
I expect to see thousands out in Mich, Wis and Ohio.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 02:45 AM
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290. Are you there now?
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:17 PM
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36. Strike!!!
And don't fuck around about it, run those picket lines the old school way, enough of this shit!! :grr:
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:23 PM
Response to Reply #36
40. GENERAL STRIKE. Let's show big business who runs this country.
WE THE PEOPLE, or Them the corporations!
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:26 PM
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45. Right on!
Fuck them! :grr:
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 08:34 AM
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210. What is the "old school way" to run picket lines?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:22 PM
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39. General strike?
I was thinking more like a tax strike.

Turning teabagging on its head.
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:24 PM
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43. General Strike is the only way. SHUT DOWN THE COUNTRY!
Then we show big business that this country is run by WE THE PEOPLE, not them, the corporations!
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #43
114. yes. past time to stake this generation of bloodsuckers.
we've all been walking softly since obama got in.
and the fascist swine think it is weakness.
no more room for retreat; it has to end here.
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FJeff Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:23 PM
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42. time for a general strike.

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Cieran_WI Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:14 PM
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70. I'll see your cat and raise you a badger!
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endless october Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:28 PM
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46. i wonder how many conservatives
will step up and take teaching jobs for lousy pay / benefits and no bargaining rights.

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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:08 PM
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66. Any of them that are unemployed.
Just watch.. it's the same as when they had that plant raid on undocumented immigrants and people showed up the next day by the thousands to work jobs they weren't supposed to be willing to work.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:31 PM
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48. UPDATE - Barca calls actions illegal, plans to contact AG

Barca calls actions illegal, plans to contact AG

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, denounced tonight's actions as illegal and said he planned to contact the attorney general to request an investigation.

It is a continuation of a pattern of a naked abuse of power," Barca said.

http://budget.wispolitics.com/2011/03/barca-calls-actio...


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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:37 PM
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53. The AG is a right wing Republican...
..I don't think we are going to get a lot of help from him.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:22 PM
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80. The dem senator on Maddow's show tonght says all this is going to end up in court. n/t
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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:33 PM
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85. Maybe, but generally speaking, courts rarely get involved...
...in the affairs of how the Legislature conducts its business.

If the AG rules the GOP acted properly, it is hard for me to see the courts getting involved.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:16 PM
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148. If the AG rules the GOP acted properly despite all the precident that says otherwise
he'll be recalled, too.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:17 AM
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168. not so fast
we californians just got over schwarzenegger's 7 year reign of terror, with tons of lawsuits. of course, the courts were paid off, and he got what he wanted, but not totally. there are still lawsuits going thru the system as we speak.
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neoralme Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:36 AM
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208. Not only that, but they now may be compromised. The tentacles
seem to go farther these days. Fascism is on the move. Notwithstanding what I am posting, if the phony ostensible acceptance of the bill carries forward, any court action may be so delayed it may become worthless.
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:18 AM
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169. what does the wisc supreme court look like it is made of ?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:16 PM
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73. UPDATE: Dem senator on Maddow's show says the DEM 14 are NOT coming back
He said that they do not trust the republicans.
And that until the new revamped bill passes the Assembly the GOP could lock the Dems in the Capitol and bring back the original bill and pass it by trickery!

Good! The Dems are not going to fall for a trap!



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JEB Donating Member (134 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:38 PM
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55. Recall,
recall, recall, recall. Fire the corporate shills. Working people deserve better from their representatives.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:43 PM
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57. I hope that the people keep up with their recalls on all the rethugs
they can. And I hope the 14 take this to court. We need to keep this movement alive regardless of one battle lost. We need to win the war and I think we are winning that. The opinion war which will help in the next election. And because the unions are losing the money (power) as the rethugs want to support Democratic candidates this may very well be the last election we stand any chance against the corporate money. This election is going to be critical to our future: Democrats with all our faults vs. teabagging rethugs and their corporations. That is the issue.
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JEB Donating Member (134 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:47 PM
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61. General Strike, Nationwide.
Time for us workers to tighten our belts and inflict a bit of pain on the Corporate Overlords. Let the machine grind to a stop.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:31 PM
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124. People have to realize by now they're next, they're coming for the non-union workers. As this
grows workers will be driven into despair with pathetic wages, benefits and a really low standard of living. It's all part of the plan to bring Americans to serfdom. Cheap homegrown slave labor, that is what this is all about. This is one step of many. They have it planned. And they are driving for one party rule of the US. 400 people on Rachel Maddow tonight, per Michael Moore, own 1/2 of the wealth of this country. This is outrageous.

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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:49 PM
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62. So, the folks who say there's no difference between D's and R's are singing a different tune now?
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 08:50 PM by RBInMaine
If not they should be.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:50 PM
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63. UPDATE - THE BILL IS ILLEGAL - THERE IS A FUNDING REDUCTION IN THE BILL
markos RT @ddayen: on page 12 of the non-fiscal bill the Senate passed, there's a supplemental funding reduction http://bit.ly/i8QC59 #wiunion

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lfb/2011-13%20Budget/2011_03...

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B3Nut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:17 PM
Original message
Interesting.
The Repubs must not be very adept at proofreading if this is the case...

Todd in Cheesecurdistan
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:20 PM
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76. Or it's a trick
They could have done it on purpose, thinking that the Dems would come back, then lock them in the Capitol and bring back the original bill and pass it with the quorum there.

A Dem senator said something similar about maybe the GOP'ers are trying to get them back and then trick them.
(except he didn't mention that the fiscal element is in the new bill, he might not know about that yet).
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:50 PM
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64. I'd almost be willing to get a job in order to participate in

A NATIONAL GENERAL STRIKE

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Dave From Canada Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:14 PM
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71. Are you retired or something?
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:56 PM
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278. Yep...or something...
I work more hours per week than when I slaved for the Corporate Massa...

But since it's music and doing my bit to improve the human condition, it's not valued in this fucked up country...

So, I live on Social Security...
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PavePusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:26 PM
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275. MASSIVE. FACEPALM.
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 05:27 PM by PavePusher
Irony, it is yummy.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:17 PM
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295. Which is the ironic part...
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 01:18 PM by ProudDad
The fact that I am indeed receiving the benefits of the Social Insurance Policy that I paid in all of my working life?

Or the fact that I'm using my Social Insurance Payments to try to keep the forces of repression from taking away my earned benefit?
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DailyGrind Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 09:09 AM
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292. Ha ha, I actually had to sign up just to reply to this comment
That's the funniest thing I've read online in some time. Thanks for the comic relief.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:19 PM
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296. Whatever it takes to get your participation...
:hi:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:17 PM
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74. UPDATE: Dem senator on Maddow's show says the DEM 14 are NOT coming back
He said that they do not trust the republicans.
And that until the new revamped bill passes the Assembly the GOP could lock the Dems in the Capitol and bring back the original bill and pass it by trickery!

Good! The Dems are not going to fall for a trap!
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:21 PM
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77. Bastards! Recall Wisc. Recall! n/t
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:22 PM
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81. They didn't even have a voting quorum.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:41 PM
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89. If there isn't anything fiscal in the bill then a quorum is not needed.
This evening they went into committee and stripped out all the fiscal elements, then the full senate (minus the dems) voted on the bill.

But some one has found something fiscal on page 12 of the bill - so, now we will have to see if the Assembly will be able to vote on it tomorrow!

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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:50 PM
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94. All along they said that all of that stuff was necessary for the economy of Wisconsin,
and now they're saying it's not fiscal.

What. The. Fuck.

Is it fiscal or not? Were they lying before or are they lying now?

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:51 PM
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95. Its time to sent those 18 lying MF'ers into hiding.
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:20 AM
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191. Both. nt
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:58 PM
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99. Here's a link regarding the committee and the stripping
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minnesota_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:23 PM
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82. FULL Senate?
Um, no.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:45 PM
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92. Yes, it was a full senate vote as opposed to a committe vote.
I know the dems weren't there but it was a full senate vote.

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UncleTomsEvilBrother Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:31 PM
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84. Next Time, AMERICA!
VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:42 PM
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90. Right on

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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:08 AM
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196. Some like learning the hard way how not voting can.....
effect you life suddenly and in a very real way. Too busy--too bad! VOTE!
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:38 PM
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86. OH FUCK!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:41 PM
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87. God damn it.
:grr: :argh:
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:41 PM
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88. USA, INC. USA, INC. CITIZENS GO TO HELL, THIS IS FASCISM!!!
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:10 AM
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197. Plutocracy
and fascism welcome to America!
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:43 PM
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91. RECALL AND IMPEACH THEM!!!
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Mulhane Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:02 AM
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219. Why didn't the lone Democrat filibuster them GOP-style?
or is that only permissable to stop progress in D.C?
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:32 PM
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277. Certainly a typical GOP tactic, I don't know how a filibuster works in WI. n/t
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:47 PM
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93. I cant believe someone voted against it
That means if they had done this legally it would have failed.
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neoralme Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:51 PM
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96. I had to sign up here to find what this means. Does this mean
there is no recourse other than a General Strike? Should the Democratic Senators stay out? Is what they did legal? TIA
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:03 PM
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106. Well.... there is what I've heard so far
The dem senators said what the gop senators did was illegal. GOP broke a state law.

The dem senators are reviewing the legalities and one senator said that all of this will probably end up in court.

The dem senators are saying that they are NOT coming back to Wisconsin, they will stay in Illinois because they think Walker has more tricks up his sleeve.

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neoralme Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:31 PM
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123. Thanks. I am afraid of this passing and time healing the wounds. They
cannot be allowed to get away with this.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:48 PM
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159. Welcome! You will learn a lot here btw.
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Captain Boomerang Donating Member (183 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:52 PM
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97. It's all about taking Democracy away.
It would be nice to see all the city employees go on strike,
or do a massive walk out,
but I bet that the WI-18 already have a plan for that too.

In the immortal words of Ice Cube from Boys in the Hood; Domino Motherfucker!
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FJeff Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:01 PM
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105. better immortal words
In the words of Grace Slick, "Up against the wall, motherfuckers."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wYwv-k5MWM

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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:39 PM
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133. +1
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:42 AM
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185. strike and they could get fired like PATCO went down with Reagan
he declared "peril to national safety" end of game and union has never been the same and PATCO gone

I am bitter in a weird way because IMO the time to protest and get in the streets about all that is going down in this country was
1. Reagan/PATCO firings/decertification happened
2. about 10 yrs later when Clinton whipped out his pen and signed NAFTA

I am afraid that this country's working people are too divided and too late now( these were a few critical changes in jobs here -there were others too just too tired to think)

Just like PATCO refused to go along union lines and back Carter and instead they decided to back Reagan before he screwed them I have to wonder how many people in Wisc. getting screwed now voted for Walker for a variety of reasons.
I hope this is a wake up call to all workers to unite and stay that way.
It is the only way but you know some scab although a worker bee too,wont think twice about filling the empty spot at a lower $$
and that is the domino scene that could start a real motherfuck on paychecks
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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:00 PM
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101. This just underscores the point that it's not about the budget.
They were only able to do this BECAUSE it has no fiscal impact.

It's a naked power grab, plain and simple.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:39 PM
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135. Exactly! Exactly what is going on! And they would like to extend this across
America, and one party rule with a fascist country. With the citizens pressed into slave labor.

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:00 PM
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102. REVOLUTION!!! LITERALLY THROW THE BUMS OUT!!! NT
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BklynThirtyThree Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:04 PM
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107. as Bronson would say
this ain't over
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ChadwickHenryWard Donating Member (692 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:06 PM
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108. This is a Pyrrhic victory at best.
Sure, Walker may get to sign his bill into law. But this is the biggest fucking deal ever. The whole nation is outraged over this. It will come crashing down on them eventually.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:09 PM
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:42 PM
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138. Chill, dude. This is the Peoples' House. Burning won't solve anything. n/t
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:17 PM
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111. Breaking - UPDATE - Walker has called in state troopers to remove protesters

Mudflats

RT @MikeElk: Madison Police & Dane County Sheriff have refused 2 remove protesters, Walker has called in State Troopers 2 do job #wiunion

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:26 PM
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119. Update #2

RT @MikeElk: Reports at least 5,000 people inside of Capitol #wiunion 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:29 PM
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121. Update #3

RT @MikeElk: Mayor of Madison Dave Cieslewicz among protesters currently occupying the Capitol #wiunion
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Jon Ace Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:29 PM
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122. It's gonna get ugly in there...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:21 PM
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:22 PM
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115. This will not stand!
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Jon Ace Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:24 PM
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116. IN BEFORE GENERAL STRIKE
What's the over/under on how many days before Wisconsin is on strike?
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:29 PM
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120. CRIMINAL THUGS....I just hope the 14 stay away...because....
this may just be a move to get them to come back in state so that then the bastards can hold a revote in seconds notice of the Dems return and then it will be made legal.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:39 PM
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134. Bingo!
From what I have read they are not going back because they think it is a trick!
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:13 PM
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146. it is a trick...because they know what they did was against the law...not just house rules but .....
AGAINST WISCONSIN LAW
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:50 PM
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160. Good move by them.
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:16 AM
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200. That thought crossed my mind
and now we know they're dirty enough to do it!
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:33 PM
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126. and on a Holy day...Ash Wednesday...Lent...I will not be able to forgive them
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:34 PM
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128. ASH WEDNESDAY MASSACRE
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ekelly Donating Member (303 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:35 PM
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129. They must have known this was an illegal move...
does anyone think they did it to try to incite violence?
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:39 PM
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136. I thought they did it to make the 14 think it's time to come back...then the sec they do .......
the rethugs will call within seconds a revote and then it will be legit
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:48 AM
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:35 PM
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130. wow.
Just wow.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:36 PM
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131. Time to shut down the STATE
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 10:44 PM by AsahinaKimi
Make the Governor and the REPUBLICANS PAY! The NATIONAL GUARD CAN'T DO THE JOBS OF WISCONSIN. SHUT DOWN THE STATE.
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:57 PM
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141. The die is cast
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GSLevel9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:58 PM
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142. but as long as Charlie Sheen is saying great lines...
America's not paying much attention to Wi...

Note to the unenthusiastic voters last November...


THERE!!! Happy now? And guess what, stay pissy and stay at home NEXT YEAR and Palin (or her ilk) will make Walker look like Michael Moore.

Elections HAVE consequences.
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tiny elvis Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:00 AM
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189. yes, unrepresented people are becoming angrier every day
i am sure that their new enthusiasm makes you and i both happy
calling a response to disenfranchisement unenthusiastic and pissy comes from the position
that the party is catholic and inviolate
which is cool on this board, but a mistake which brings misfortune
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:07 PM
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144. Illegal. Tie it up in court and never obey it
General strike instead. Now America maybe sees what fascists the Repukes are? I changed my avatar in solidarity.
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gracchorumspes Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:09 PM
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145. Very sad.
The protesters against Walker are admirable role models. They are the adult figures, but tragically, they are not in the position of authority. Instead, the politicians --the Repubs, that is-- in WI are childish: their views are quite myopic and misguided. If only the adults were at the helm!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:22 PM
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150. Lying a little bit, CNN?
Did the 14 Senators who left to avoid this steamroll get forgotten in your excitement?
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:31 PM
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153. Don't expect CNN to get the facts right.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:24 PM
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151. We live in a
fascist dictatorship. And our great leader is part of it. I'm sick.......... :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke: :nuke:
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be_long Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:33 PM
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154. we won't be sending flowers
tomorrow's Wisconsin headlines, 18 Republicans commit suicide, and the Governor encouraged their political death.

what a way to die in Wisconsin. we won't be sending flowers.
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Mybrokenchains Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 11:51 PM
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161. how in the @#&$ can you vote over someone stating a law?!?
bullshit of the highest caliber,
recall them all.
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CarrieLynne Donating Member (88 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:37 AM
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162. live stream of protests inside the capitol building here..
http://www.livestream.com/theuptake

my heart is with you Wisconsin! i SOOO wish I could be there!! <3
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bergie321 Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:46 AM
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163. This is their "let them eat cake" moment
The nation is going to explode at this rate
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bergie321 Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:47 AM
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164. It will be hilarious
To see how the fascist Supreme Court will try to worm their way out of allowing corporations to have "free speech" but deny it to unions.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:16 AM
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167. Gov Walker
wants a strike so he can fire most the union members. I hope the Union heads understand this, and tell the union members to go to work. The recall will work, but piss Gov off even more by not doing what he expects them to do. We have time on our side, thats why they rushed it. Wait these assholes out. Keep the protest up, all fucking year until Gov. Walker is removed.

I just read a tweet which says the Unions are taking his taxes from him, go figure. The Coporate Media and major internet bases are pro-Corporate. Get the message out through the internet, tweets, youtube, word by mouth. Tell the truth, give the facts.
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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:14 AM
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166. I stand with my Union brothers and Sisters in support of a general strike.
Stand strong, Wisconsin public workers, and show them what democracy is all about.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:30 AM
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171. He'll never be elected for anything ever again. He just ended his political career.
One term. Possibly only one year of one term if recalled.

Then Walker can go off to be rewarded with millions funneled through to him at a conservative think tank.

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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:35 AM
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173. we need to know where and who the state & federal judges were appointed . what are our chances?
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 01:36 AM by ElsewheresDaughter
did Bush stack these courts?
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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174. Wis. GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining
Source: AP

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, approving an explosive proposal that had rocked the state and unions nationwide after Republicans discovered a way to bypass the chamber's missing Democrats.

All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker's "budget-repair bill" - a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.

The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday separated from the legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which spends no money, and a special committee of lawmakers from both the Senate and Assembly approved the bill a short time later.

The unexpected yet surprisingly simple procedural move ended a stalemate that had threatened to drag on indefinitely. Until Wednesday's stunning vote, it appeared the standoff would persist until Democrats returned to Madison from their self-imposed exile

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WISCONSIN_BUD...



Did the Unions lose the battle? WTF !!
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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175. If you can't beat em, CHEAT um.
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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176. As I understand it, ...
If the bill has nothing to do with a budget, they don't need a quorum.

So, they stripped out everything budgetary, and left non-budget items
in, like "No Collective Bargaining", then voted and passed the new
"NON-BUDGET" bill.

Which only proves that this never had anything to do with the budget,
and everything to do with Union busting.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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181. Except that for the past three weeks they've been swearing all over the place that it was budgetary
So they want it both ways, I guess. It's budgetary because it will "help them balance the budget" but it's not budgetary when it's time to pass it.

As Rachel Maddow said tonight, why wait three weeks to do this if they could have done it all along?
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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183. in that it supposedly impacts future budgets
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 11:28 PM by SnakeEyes
but it's not a direct fiscal bill as defined by WI law. To be a fiscal bill it has to be a bill "which imposes, continues or renews a tax, or creates a debt or charge, or makes, continues or renews an appropriation of public or trust money, or releases, discharges or commutes a claim or demand of the state," the last part being financial claim or demand. Because the collective bargaining doesn't specifically change any tax, appropriates or claims/demands, only the rules by which some of those will be decided later, they didn't need the same quorum for it as they did when it contained the other fiscal matters

This is what I warned about two weeks ago and everyone said I was crazy for suggesting it.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:54 AM
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188. No not law
if improper. There will be a stay. Money does not buy everything.
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rayofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:56 PM
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262. you were right, not crazy. n/t
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wavygravy Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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182.  Deemed
I think they just deemed it passed.
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corpseratemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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177. Just like the Nazi Party
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:23 AM
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204. The Germans didn't see what was happening then
and the Repug/baggers don't see what's happening now AND it's right under their nose!
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bergie321 Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:30 AM
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256. Pastor Martin Niemoller Said It Best
First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews Muslims,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew Muslim.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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178. Will the Assembly be able to enter the Capital tomorrow?
There may be a revolt in Wisconsin by morning.
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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179. I certainly hope so.
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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184. apparently they are able to get in and out via
underground tunnel.
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Mulhane Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:11 AM
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222. More likely they held the star chamber vote
IN the tunnel, then.
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Cieran_WI Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:41 AM
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180. Bucky Badger says...
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:45 AM
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186. was the part about the utilities being sold no bid to folks like Koch in the bill too? nt
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NuclearDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:19 AM
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190. Wait what
No, wait, Walker, you can't do-
No you can't make that hap-
Q
Qu
Quor...

AHHHHHHHHH
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harris8 Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:13 AM
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199. Support the Wisconsin Recall - via ActBlue
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LemmingWarrior Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:20 AM
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201. Thanks for the link
going there now!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:59 PM
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263. And here's another link with MORE recall info that includes Act Blue
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:24 AM
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205. it isn't law until it's voted on in assembly, tomorrow 11 am
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:54 AM
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209. Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed

The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
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smoking357 Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 09:13 AM
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212. Why do Republicans Love Cops But Hate Teachers?
The Republicans went to war with the teachers, but allowed the pigs to continue to have their union. Why do the Republicans hate teachers but love cops? Could it be because the Republicans are an angry, uneducated, violent, malevolent mob who love seeing the cops kill people?

A teacher usually does some good. A pig is usually a blight on a community who adds nothing, causes fear, strips freedom, and sucks a lot of taxpayer dollars.

Plus, teachers normally do their job without putting on a costume.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 10:56 AM
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218. it's not about how they value the job (they don't value any of us) but breaking workers and breaking
a source of donations to the Democratic party.

If nursing mothers were major donors to the Democratic party, the GOP would try to crush them too.
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:05 AM
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220. That's not the full Senate! With link to... gasp... facts...
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Mulhane Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:08 AM
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221. Cost of not voting
Randy Rhodes contends that all of this is a result of low voter turnout midterm in the base. Youth and minority turnout way down + Progressive anger over Obama's GOP-lite lusterless leadership.
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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223. Wisconsin GOP Anti-Union Vote Violates States Open Meetings Law
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 10:15 AM by kpete
Source: Think Progress

Wisconsin GOP Anti-Union Vote Violates States Open Meetings Law

Last night, Wisconsin GOP lawmakers called a surprise conference committee meeting and then rammed an anti-union bill through the state senate. Yet, by forcing the bill through without legally required public notice, the senators may have ensured that the bill will be declared void.

Wisconsin law requires all government meetings to be conducted publicly and with advance notice
except under very limited circumstances. According to a guide to Wisconsins open meetings law prepared by the states Republican attorney general:
http://www.doj.state.wi.us/AWP/2007OMCG-PRO/2007_OML_Co...

*****The provision in Wis. Stat. 19.84(3) requires that every public notice of a meeting be given at least twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting, unless for good cause such notice is impossible or impractical. If good cause exists, the notice should be given as soon as possible and must be given at least two hours in advance of the meeting. If there is any doubt whether good cause exists, the governmental body should provide the full twenty-four-hour notice. ...

*****Wis. Stat. 19.97(3) provides that a court may void any action taken at a meeting held in violation of the open meetings law if the court finds that the interest in enforcing the law outweighs any interest in maintaining the validity of the action.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/2011/03/10/wisconsin-legal-pro... /



VIDEO:
Yet, when state Rep. Peter Barca (D) informed his colleagues of this legal requirement during tonights conference committee, the committees Republican majority ignored his protests and voted to approve the bill while Barca was still explaining why their actions were illegal. Watch it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2fkrZEYKFo&feature=play...



UPDATE:We might have some citizens willing to participate in an enforcement action:

Outside the Assembly chamber, House Minority Leader Peter Barca allowed protesters to fill out forms listing themselves as witnesses to a violation of the state's open meetings laws stemming from the Republicans' earlier conference committee meeting.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110310/ts_nm/us_wisconsin
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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224. Is anybody on the ground there following up on this?
I heard on NPR this morning one of the repugs saying that they checked this with all these legislative authorities before doing this.
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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225. see update
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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228. +1
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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226. Watching that live was just surreal. And then seeing it again on Rachel ....
set me off. Everyone at work this morning has been asking why I'm so hoarse. "Screaming at my laptop last night" is going to have to suffice as an explanation for now.
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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227. Don't yknow
the gopers are above the law. The law does not apply to them b/c they are the chosen ones, picked by GOD.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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229. Republicons are infamous for their OCCULTISM
They like to do all their skullduggery out of the LIGHT of day and public view. They hide every shameful thing they do -- the go into the public squares and proclaim their 'holiness' like the Pharisees they are...

Ptooooey on Republicon occultism.
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lanlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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230. may this be challenged in court, asap
Who knew that Stalinist tactics were to be found in Wisconsin? I hope the entire state GOP is brought down by this move.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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231. Wisconsin Conference Committee Passes New, Stripped-Down Anti-Union Bill
Source: TPM

The special conference committee in Wisconsin -- convened in order to strip out the fiscal elements of Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, in order to pass the anti-public employee union proposals and avoid the state SenateDemocratic boycott of the three-fifths budget quorum -- just met for roughly five minutes and passed the bill.

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D) attempted to make a motion to delay the meeting -- and was not recognized for a motion by the chair, state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Barca argued, over Fitzgerald's attempts to say there would be no motions, that the conference committee violated the state's open meetings law, which requires at least 24 hours notice before a government meeting, unless there is good cause to act more quickly.

The bill then passed in committee on a 4-2, party-line margin -- and in a surreal sight, the online feed of the state equivalent of C-Span, Wisconsin Eye, faded out to tranquil music as the video was playing the shouting and ire of the meeting itself.

The bill to strip away most collective bargaining for public employee unions, and impose new limits on union organization, is now headed to the full chambers.



Read more: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/wisconsin-co...
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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232. The SENATE has voted and passed the bill 18-1
via Twitter

BreakingNews

In 18-1 vote, Wis. Senate approves bill to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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233. Begin the recall
NOW
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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235. Only thing left is for a recall. Hopefully the newspapers will also be filled with
Dems screaming about the sleazines of what they just did to get that thing passed.
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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236. Strike!
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Sonicwall Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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237. Lawsuits will be aimed and fired at...
It's an unconstituional law and will not pass muster through the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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241. Not only that, but as I understand it, ...
Wisconsin receives FEDERAL dollars for transportation infrastructure, and
one of the conditions is that there be a collective bargaining system in place
for their public unions.

If Wisconsin Republicans continue down this course, they will lose all kinds
of FEDERAL money, and their public transportation system all over the state could
shutdown.

This would be a major job killer, and could throw Wisconsin alone into a recession.
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BOHICA12 Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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248. There is a collective bargaining system ....
.... there is now less to bargain.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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251. If this doesn't do it, Walker's budget will
One way or another, Wisconsin is going down the tubes.

Whether we win or lose, it will be catastrophic for the state. What we're fighting for is how we move forward and pull out of this.
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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242. Why is it an unconstitutional law?
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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238. Boycott WI products
No more cheese curds!
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
Response to Reply #238
240. List of companies based in Wisconsin
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SnakeEyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
Response to Reply #238
244. This only hurts the workers
and people of WI
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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247. And is completely useless
ref: AZ boycott.
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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
Response to Reply #238
250. WRONG!!!!! you're shooting the wrong target! n/t
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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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239. Will they go out?

I don't see any option for the employees other than to shut down the state and prevent anybody from crossing the picket line.
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JEB Donating Member (134 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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243. This is like firing on Ft. Sumpter.
The GOP and their corporate masters are dead set on a Class War.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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246. Yes, except we won't fight back
It's not really a "war" when only one side is fighting.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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245. Another huge setback for democracy
Fairness Doctrine, Bush v. Gore, Citizens United, now this. And no repercussions for the culprits, and no useful pushback from our side. America is dead.
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neoralme Donating Member (812 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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249. If the union acquiesces, it will be a disaster, but how much will it
hurt Obama? Unions will still plow money into the 2012 election, although if they don't get a Democrat in, funding for the following election may be difficult.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
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234. REC
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:18 AM
Response to Reply #223
252. Ha ha!
WisGOP sucks
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buck_lewis Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 11:23 AM
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253. didn't realize
that the unions own the state.
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Wisconsin_2_Nation Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:03 PM
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259. I am so glad they did this
I was so afraid they would compromise and this whole thing would end.

This is the spark, only the beginning and I thank Walker every day for kick starting it and showing just how stupid and tyrannical his people are.

It seems that a whole group of them were just pulled out of Cheney/Rove's basement, trained in fascism, sent to be governors, but not spend a whole heck of a lot of time with real people.

Their ignorance is our blessing.
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libmom74 Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:26 PM
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260. And this morning
after the WI GOP illegal vote Obama holds a press conference on school bullying. :mad:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:14 PM
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270. that's our leader
can't find those walking shoes.
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libmom74 Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:33 PM
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273. Maybe Bo ate them
my dog prefers flip flops.
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felix_numinous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 12:53 PM
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261. How clearer can the line in the sand be drawn-
for the international corporatocracy---or for the American people.

We have come down to it, and I HOPE our men and women in uniform DEFEND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE! That will make all the difference in the world.

Please, police men and women, stand up for all of us, for peaceful people who only want basic rights.
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mike3121 Donating Member (66 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:47 PM
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264. Not to worry folks
The liberal Wisconsin State Supreme Court will soon void this vote.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 02:01 PM
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265. It took them three weeks to figure out they could cut out the spending provisions?
:dunce: :dunce: :dunce:

Unless, of course, they deliberately prolonged this because they wanted to see the Chicago 14 come crawling back on their hands and knees. :eyes:
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Rene Donating Member (758 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 03:46 PM
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267. of course the suppression of collective bargaining is linked to the Power Plant sell off
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 03:49 PM by Rene
Those two articles in the Wisconsin Budget Bill are completely intertwined.
Breaking the Unions collective bargaining AND purchase of Power Plants.

Not IF....but WHEN Walker sells off the Wisconsin Power Plants to Koch Brothers, with NO BID, they will not want union workers in place that they'd have to deal with.

The Kock's are having their lackeys clear the way to explooiting workers and limiting their collective union protections/strengths, once they move in with their purchasing power and start to buy public facilities.

Same for Teachers.....when Corporatists' have their minions move government to privatize schooling and decimate public schols....they want the Unions out of the way..
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abqmufc Donating Member (590 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:13 PM
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269. In the words of the Clash....
"when they kick in your front door, how you gonna go with your hands on your head or on the trigger of a gun?" - Guns of Brixton

"You have the right to remain silent
You are warned that anything you say
Can and will be taken down
And used as evidence against you" - Know your Rights



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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:18 PM
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271. It wasn't the FULL SENATE
It was vote on the Senate floor as opposed to a vote in a Senate committee, but it was NOT the FULL SENATE.
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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:20 PM
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272. I may have missed it in the fires burning above but
What is the next legislative/legal course of action for the workers, unions and democrats of WI?
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james0tucson Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 04:59 PM
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274. not illegitimate
After all, as far as I know, the Governor, and every member of the legislature, was put there in a fair at-large election.

If this does not teach people about the importance of being politically involved and voting, nothing will.

I really don't see the problem. Elect different politicians next time, and reverse all these policies then!
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TNLib Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 05:28 PM
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276. Hopefully WI voters will get a clue and throw the bums out
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 06:57 PM
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279. This post has a seriously misleading title.
Why would you say such a thing?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 01:11 AM
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283. Because ....
Edited on Fri Mar-11-11 01:21 AM by Tx4obama
There was a thread in LBN when the 'senate committee' passed the bill.
Then the 'full senate' voted on the bill.
'Full Senate' does NOT mean 'everyone' that holds a senate seat was physically there, but it does mean all that were there.
We all know that the DEM 14 were not there.

p.s. And besides editing time for the OP's title expired over a day ago!
So, there's nothing I can do about it.




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