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Wisconsin Demonstrates against Scott Waker's War on Unions (Barf)
The AWL ^ | 2/15/2011

Posted on 02/15/2011 1:30:43 PM PST by Thunder90

Yesterday we noted the details of a bill introduced by Wisconsin's new Tea Party Republican Governor Scott Walker that would increase payments from public sector employees while eliminating collective bargaining powers for unions (including teachers)—while also introducing unprecedented executive powers to terminate state employees with little due process. In passing, Walker mentioned plans to call in the National Guard, if necessary. It's an announcement that rankled many (maybe intentionally), including the 100,000-member "voice of America's 21st century patriots" organization VoteVets: "Veterans are strongly objecting to Governor Scott Walker's inappropriate threat…."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: budget; cuts; debt; employees; gravytrain; madison; madisonwi; moscowonmendota; pensions; public; thugs; union; unions; walker; whining; wisconsinshowdown
A Leftist perspective of what is happening in Madison. A bunch of self centered whiny idiots demanding free everything for working only a little bit.
1 posted on 02/15/2011 1:30:50 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

Let the games begin!


2 posted on 02/15/2011 1:34:34 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ping for your WI list.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 1:35:36 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Thunder90

E-mail the Gov and let him know you stand behind him if he follows through.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 1:38:14 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Thunder90

Wish we had a Walker here in MN.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 1:39:40 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Thunder90

This is really a good day for Wisconsin. If the federal government won’t get their fiscal house in order, the states will and must.
Now we need a showdown between a couple of courageous governors and zer0 over health care or EPA abuses.
Let’s roll! Fight the Left for liberty!


6 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:00 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Thunder90

lots of great comments here:

Walker declaring war on unions, labor says

http://www.twincities.com/ci_17388005?IADID=Search-www.twincities.com-www.twincities.com&nclick_check=1

http://www.topix.net/forum/source/twincities-pioneer-press/T6BPJII3V2SO07QEE


7 posted on 02/15/2011 1:45:08 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: gorush

govgeneral@wisconsin.gov


8 posted on 02/15/2011 1:49:05 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

thanks for posting the governors email address. I just sent him an email supporting his budget. I do not live in WI but believe all correspondence will be appreciated.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 1:59:13 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Thunder90

Cut 50% of those idiots and you have a good start towards giving the tax payers thier moneys worth.

Look at each department and clear out the deadwood.

Use hidden cameras or whatever it takes just get it done.


10 posted on 02/15/2011 2:01:25 PM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: dagogo redux

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11 posted on 02/15/2011 2:01:25 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Indeed -- and thank you for your kindness. Governor Walker is making the hard choices and doing the right things. The vote I cast for him was not wasted and I am extremely proud of my new Governor.


12 posted on 02/15/2011 2:36:24 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Thunder90

Roll Gov. Christie tape:http://www.app.com/article/20110126/NEWS/110126116/Christie-tells-Middletown-audience-NJ-needs-fiscal-discipline-reform

Policeman: “My salary went up 2%. And after the increase in my healthcare costs went in, do you know how much my check went up Sir? $4. How am I supposed to live on that?”

Gov. Christie: “Here’s the difference. You’re getting a paycheck. And there are 9% of the people in the state of NJ who are not.”


13 posted on 02/15/2011 2:36:43 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: kcvl

go to http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/photos/116200279.html
and view the photos from yesterday’s organized march. What a bunch of pansy whiners. One gal clearly in her 40’s is listed as a “retired teacher”.. WHAT??? holding a shoe to protest like in the Middle East. How clever, huh? Other signs read “Worker’s Rights, Human Rights” WHAT??? Some were UWM Students. Now THAT’s a great way for daddy’s money to be spent. Same old, same old.

State workers - da party is over!


14 posted on 02/15/2011 2:41:43 PM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (Like Reagan said, Government IS the problem.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

more comments here:

http://www.topix.net/forum/source/twincities-pioneer-press/TTUNCCDO3EPO0O8E6


15 posted on 02/15/2011 3:29:19 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Thunder90
Please send some encouraging words to the governor. WE are being bombarded by crazy liberals who encourage school-age kids to walk out of classes, cancel college classes and show up at the state house, etc.

Freep this poll, please.

The libs are upset!

16 posted on 02/15/2011 3:40:07 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: Thunder90
Here's another story.
17 posted on 02/15/2011 3:49:50 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: Thunder90
The MacIver Institute has a nice compilation on their FB site of videos of the nuts in Madison.
18 posted on 02/15/2011 3:52:05 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: madameguinot

Thanks. That was good! I would have asked him, “How are you living now on what you made before the 2% raise? Keep it up.”

Welcome to Reality, liberals.


19 posted on 02/15/2011 5:11:08 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Thunder90; TheConservativeParty; Hamilcar_Barca; sgtyork; 50cal Smokepole; stefanbatory; ...
Wisconsin Conservative Politics Ping List Ping!

And FWIW, the polls closed 10 minutes ago - Judge David Prosser has 45% of the vote already to run for our Wisconsin Supreme Court! Wa-Hoo! I won't count my chickens before they're hatched, but those are pretty darn good odds! All of this 'protestin' the Governor' today made the Libtards FORGET that we're EASILY going to seat another CONSERVATIVE on Wisconsin's Supreme Court! Woot-Woot! :)

20 posted on 02/15/2011 6:21:18 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Woo-hoo!


21 posted on 02/15/2011 6:27:37 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I voted for Prosser today. I think he's going to make it in. The last thing we need now is more radical libtards (redundant) on the WiSC.
22 posted on 02/15/2011 6:28:52 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
The paper has an ongoing tally of the votes.
23 posted on 02/15/2011 6:30:25 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: rabidralph; All

Nice! I’ve got a ticker running on a local TV channel...

Prosser is at 62%, so he’s in, no doubt. Looks like his opponenet may be Asst. AG JoAnne Kloppenberg. I heard an interview with her this morning. She is as mamby-pamby as our CongressLesbian *SPIT* Tammy Baldwin! She takes on this ‘little girl’ voice that is SO grating! It’s like, if you hit her with the FACTS, you’re SO TOTALLY MEAN. *SNORT*

She’s a freakin’ Assistant Attorney General, LOL! She’s tried cases in the SC, but they didn’t say if she won or not, LOL! Only in LibTardVille could this stuff happen, LOL!

Prosser should be able to have her for lunch if he plays it right.

http://www.kloppenburgforjustice.com/

And that first quote from Judge Mark Frankel? I know him. He’s been RETIRED for ages! He’s like a Substitute Teacher who gets called in once every 6 months in case a judge is ill, LOL! QUITE the endorsement!


24 posted on 02/15/2011 6:43:24 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Another great day in the Super Bowl state of Wisconsin.
Go Walker! Go Packers!


25 posted on 02/15/2011 6:45:56 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: tractorman

You Betcha, Yah Hey! :)


26 posted on 02/15/2011 7:17:43 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: madameguinot

Policeman: “My salary went up 2%. And after the increase in my healthcare costs went in, do you know how much my check went up Sir? $4. How am I supposed to live on that?”

Gov. Christie: “Here’s the difference. You’re getting a paycheck. And there are 9% of the people in the state of NJ who are not.”

The cop forgot to mention that his base salary is 100k a year. In addition he earns tens of thousands of $ each year in OT. Much of the OT is not necessary. Cops in NJ use it as a slush fund to boost there fat salaries ever higher. They also get a cadillac health plan that is paid for by the taxpayers (although there is a bill which will require them to pay 1.5% of there salary).


27 posted on 02/16/2011 3:02:25 AM PST by saneright
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Yeah, I hope they were all too busy protesting to vote! :-)

Glad Prosser took the nomination by such a high margin. If we don't get complacent, he'll easily beat JK - even if she picks up all the voters for their opponents in the primary.

28 posted on 02/16/2011 5:00:37 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Thunder90
Damn! What a bunch of moonbats. Russ Feingold? Martial law Wisconsin? What threat did Walker make? That he intends to call out the National Guard? The idiots twist it to sound like they will be busting heads of the workers, which is bull. It's to run the state institutions when the workers walk off their jobs that they so appreciate.
29 posted on 02/16/2011 7:30:56 AM PST by the rifleman
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I wish he had not excluded the police and firefighter unions..it would have been much better..


30 posted on 02/16/2011 7:58:16 AM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: Thunder90

When did Scott Walker become a Tea Party candidate? I’m not in the Tea Party and I’ve been supporting Scott Walker since 2000 when I first heard him speak at a rally in Milwaukee supporting GWB as the winner of the 2000 Election. Tea Parties had not even been thought of then.

I really resent these Lefty Libturds and would love to see the Unions broken completely. The teachers in this state need to remember what happened when the Air Traffic Controller Union went up against President Ronald Reagan. As Donald Trump says, “Your Fired!”


31 posted on 02/16/2011 2:54:26 PM PST by An American In Dairyland
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Pressure coming from the feds:

Federal education secretary to talk with Gov. Walker

32 posted on 02/16/2011 3:02:09 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Thunder90

Illinois Top 100 Government Pension Payouts 2008-2009

http://www.ntui.org/NTUI/downloads/2009_top_100_pensions.pdf


33 posted on 02/17/2011 7:05:17 AM PST by KeyLargo
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