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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:35 PM
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The Fabulous Fourteen (WI) are on Time's 100 Poll - VOTE!
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 09:38 PM by blogslut
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28...


Age: N/A
Occupation: Wisconsin state senators
Previous TIME 100 appearances: 0

They've revolutionized the very concept of the filibuster. Presented with a state budget plan that limited the rights of public employees, 14 Democratic members of the Wisconsin state senate, recognizing that they were outgunned in the chamber, decided their best course of action was to pick up and leave the state with the aim of forcing a compromise. You can't have a vote if you don't have a quorum. When their 22-day adventure came to an end they returned to Madison, they became a flash point for both union rights and austerity in debt-ridden America. Derided as the "most shameful 14 people in the state of Wisconsin" by the Republican state senate majority leader, they also became folk heroes on the left. Pins were printed in their honor, and people even learned their lawmakers'

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28... #ixzz1Ic1LMsEl
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:00 PM
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1. K/R goddammit!
Thanks for the post, blogslut!
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:04 PM
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2. Done. 2077 to 474. Thanks for the link! K&R.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:07 PM
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3. K&R and shared on FB! thanks! nt
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:11 AM
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4. Kicking for the early birds
Vote em up!
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:03 AM
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5. k and r
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:26 AM
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6. k&r. That was a pleasure! And it looks like the votes are actually counted.
unlike normal elections.
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Berserker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:33 AM
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7. 4541 to
631 Not Influential.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:35 AM
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8. K & R. n/t
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:37 AM
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9. Voted!
4649 "influential"
635 "not influential"

K & R!!!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:57 AM
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10. That's kind of a sad list.

1 Rain 31363 3070 34433
2 Chris Colfer 13747 1898 15645
3 Lady Gaga 12167 2284 14451
4 Julian Assange 10279 468 10747
5 Jay Chou 10121 1782 11903
6 Beyonc 9608 1633 11241
7 Ron Paul 7836 606 8442
8 Fukushima Power Plant Workers 9767 2727 12494
9 Rihanna 6478 1250 7728
10 Mohamed Bouazizi 4902 244 5146
11 Wisconsin's 'Fab 14' State Senators 4823 642 5465
12 Mohamed Elbaradei 4420 330 4750
13 Wael Ghonim 4612 926 5538
14 Michelle Obama 5208 1784 6992
15 Mark Zuckerberg 3971 884 4855
16 Gabrielle Giffords 4157 1532 5689
17 Susan Boyle 2747 557 3304
18 Cecile Richards 2969 792 3761
19 Michelle Rhee 2862 721 3583
20 Betty White

etc

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28... #ixzz1Ien9iQDi
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:23 PM
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11. Michelle Bachmann is there too...
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 12:35 PM by toddwv
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