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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 02:01 PM
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1 NILLION Signatures....For The Recall
MADISON, Wis. -- Groups seeking to recall Gov. Scott Walker submitted nearly twice as many signatures Tuesday as required to force an election, an overwhelming number that may make an election later this year inevitable.

But Walker's opponents still must transform public outrage over his pushback against unions into actual votes to oust him from office. If the governor is worried, he's not showing it: As petitions were delivered to election officials, he was out of state raising money to defend himself and the agenda that has made him a national conservative hero.

The 1 million signatures that United Wisconsin, the coalition that spearheaded the effort along with the Democratic Party, said were collected far exceeded the more than 540,000 needed. The effort stemmed from anger over Walker's aggressive moves during his first year in office that included effectively ended collective bargaining rights for nearly all public workers.

Petitioners on Tuesday also were submitting about 300,000 more signatures than were needed to trigger a recall election against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Between 23 percent and 56 percent above the number of signatures needed were also collected to force recall elections of four Republican state senators, including Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.cont

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-w...


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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 03:10 PM
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1. That Would Be MILLION
Too late to edit
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 04:50 PM
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2. the error draws attention to the awesome news. ;)
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kayakjohnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 05:39 PM
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3. Nillion sounds even better. Like someone had to invent a whole new word
just to properly accentuate the awesomeness of the numbers. :hi:

Nillion sounds just fine to me.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 06:52 PM
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4. Kindness Abounds
Edited on Tue Jan-17-12 06:53 PM by Me.
With posts 2 & 3

:yourock:
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 08:40 PM
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5. i thought maybe a nillion came after a brazillion. eom
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-17-12 11:22 PM
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6. Mebbe It Should
I think the slot is open
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