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Wis. lawmakers flee state to block anti-union bill
ap ^ | 2/17/11 | SCOTT BAUER,

Posted on 02/17/2011 12:41:33 PM PST by Nachum

MADISON, Wis. – A group of Wisconsin lawmakers blocked passage of a sweeping anti-union bill Thursday by ignoring orders to attend a vote and instead left the state to force Republicans to negotiate over the proposal.

As ever-growing throngs of protesters filled the Capitol for a third day, the 14 Democrats disappeared from the Capitol. They were not in their offices, and aides said they did not know where any of them had gone.

Hours later, one of them told The Associated Press that the group had left Wisconsin.

Sen. Jon Erpenbach said Democrats fled to slow down consideration of the bill in the hopes that Republican Gov. Scott Walker and GOP lawmakers would discuss changes.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; flee; lawmakers; liberalfascism; state; wis; wisconsinshowdown
Communist scum
1 posted on 02/17/2011 12:41:40 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Effing cowards.


2 posted on 02/17/2011 12:42:53 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Nachum

a Posse should be formed to catch them. Hog tie the vermin and bring them back. Or even a Bounty. Dog would catch them.


3 posted on 02/17/2011 12:43:35 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Nachum

I heard it was a bus trip. Hopefully they come across some glare ice on a hairpincurve along the side of a mountain...


4 posted on 02/17/2011 12:43:55 PM PST by chichipow
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To: Nachum

Why don’t the Republicans reciprocate when a democrat favorite is up for a vote?


5 posted on 02/17/2011 12:44:29 PM PST by AU72
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To: Nachum

Didn’t Texas legislators do something similar to this about 10 years ago? ... leave to avoid a vote I mean.


6 posted on 02/17/2011 12:46:03 PM PST by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: Nachum

Pass it by acclamation. The Dihms do it, why not the Pubs?


7 posted on 02/17/2011 12:46:14 PM PST by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: Nachum

The Gov needs to have the state police round them up and bring them back. Suspend their pay.


8 posted on 02/17/2011 12:47:28 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Nachum

Declare them AWOL and let the governor appoint replacements.


9 posted on 02/17/2011 12:47:42 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Nachum

Chicken-s#!t ass-wipes.


10 posted on 02/17/2011 12:48:09 PM PST by rbosque (12 year Freeper!!! Combat Economist.)
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To: Nachum

Politico has broken the news this morning that Obama’s campaign arm “Organizing for America” is responsible for most of the chaos, and has been filling bus after bus with protestors and shuttled them to the State Capitol. This was not a spontaneous uprising - this was an organized effort by Barack Obama to further his radical, leftist agenda.


11 posted on 02/17/2011 12:48:37 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Nachum
to block anti-union bill

Dear AP: what you call anti-union I call pro-taxpayer.

12 posted on 02/17/2011 12:50:19 PM PST by Free State Four
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To: Nachum
GOV. WALKER NEEDS OUR PRAYERS.
13 posted on 02/17/2011 12:51:33 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Nachum
As I recall, Demos did the same thing in Texas last year....they went to Oklahoma to avoid a redistricting vote and no one was able to find them. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2463425/posts>
14 posted on 02/17/2011 12:51:33 PM PST by NorwegianViking
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To: Nachum

This is a typical delaying tactic to allow MORE Union thugs and out-of-town hired riot-inciters to be bussed in to strong-arm the teachers who might be reluctant to join in the “protests”, and to mangle anyone who is on the other side and gets in their way.....


15 posted on 02/17/2011 12:52:06 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum

I would seem to me to be a great time to t-up a number of votes Repubs like.

Hold committee meetings and pass smaller bills along so that when the Dems return, a whole pile of Repub bills are ready for a vote.

I have always dreamed of a day when all the Dems leave town!!!


16 posted on 02/17/2011 12:52:15 PM PST by NeilGus
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To: Nachum

If there are any Freepers in the area, start photographing license plates (out-of-state) and out-of-town plates. For sure, there are gonna be Union thugs coming from everywhere to join the “Brothers and Sisters”.


17 posted on 02/17/2011 12:53:24 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum

This tactic of hiding will be used again , state by state, as our nation has to face tough choices ahead.

The remaining legislatures need start impeachment proceedings on those that refuse to work their elected positions.

Let the Gov replace those that have been impeached.


18 posted on 02/17/2011 12:53:46 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: NorwegianViking

The Demos left Texas in 2003....not last year.


19 posted on 02/17/2011 12:54:02 PM PST by NorwegianViking
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To: Nachum

fire and replace them all. They don’t deserve their jobs when they can just walk off so they don’t have to do something...in their case VOTE! This should be addressed and punished immediately.


20 posted on 02/17/2011 12:54:32 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: WellyP

We have no leadership in this country anymore. Just a bunch of thugs. God help us if we don’t take control.


21 posted on 02/17/2011 12:55:35 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: Nachum

See, nothing in the bill forbids the rights of union members. It is NOT an anti-union bill.

It only asks the unions (like every one else) to be held accountable.


22 posted on 02/17/2011 12:56:41 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Nachum

Guess they’re just voting “Present” like our beloved president. (sarc)


23 posted on 02/17/2011 12:57:07 PM PST by CCWild Bill (ccwildbill)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Sixties revisited.


24 posted on 02/17/2011 12:59:08 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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can their pay checks be held???? until they return for a vote...
hold the vote first thing when they return...lets see names????

this should affect their future elections...vote all Democrats out of office.


25 posted on 02/17/2011 12:59:08 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Nachum

The Dems in all other state and federal offices should follow the lead of their comrades in Wisconsin to relieve us of their meddling.


26 posted on 02/17/2011 12:59:32 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Nachum
I've tried calling my State Senator, but no one is answering the phone and his voicemail is full. I sent the following email:

Dear Sen. Holperin,

I tried calling your office, but apparently you've bugged out of the State rather than doing your job!

Get your butt back to the Capitol and take care of the people's business.

We're not paying you to run and hide!!


27 posted on 02/17/2011 1:00:16 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Nachum

I would bet that they used a school bus and that might be theft of public property.


28 posted on 02/17/2011 1:02:02 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Nachum
These little sissies took their ball and went anywhere but home.

They have taken a page out of the book the crying democraps followed here in Texas a few years back (during congressional redistricting)... first they took off to OK then again to NM.

It will be just a matter of time before they face the music... face it now or later... they cannot escape... EVER.

29 posted on 02/17/2011 1:03:40 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Nachum

If the shoe were on the other foot, the Democrats would send in a ringer posing a certain Republican representative, accept his “credentials” by unamous acclaim and get on with business.


30 posted on 02/17/2011 1:06:52 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: oprahstheantichrist
The American Republic is in need of prayer

I fear we are seeing its death throes.

31 posted on 02/17/2011 1:06:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Shoot, i would wait them out. You know one will have to come back for something.

Meanwhile the schools are closed because the Democrats fled the state.


32 posted on 02/17/2011 1:11:26 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Lorianne

Yup, first the dim house reps fled to Ardmore OK, and then the senate dims went to NM. It was during the redistricting in Texas. I think that is why I joined FR.

I posted some FR links about the dim flight on another thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2675317/posts?page=52#52


33 posted on 02/17/2011 1:13:39 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: AppyPappy

The schools are closed because the teachers have abandoned their offices and abused sick leave policy. Any teacher who called in sick and is subsequently filmed at a political rally at the statehouse should be fired, forthwith.


34 posted on 02/17/2011 1:15:25 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: AU72

Why don’t the Republicans reciprocate when a democrat favorite is up for a vote?
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Kind of hard to do that when you are stuck with an ‘unfavorable’ media.
What is being treated now as a ‘joke’ and if the R Governor acts to do something the screams will be resounding.

Of course, if the R’s did it, they would be charged with treason and a D Governor would take action to run the ‘Rs’ out of town on a rail- and get away with it.

After almost 40 years of D rule in MD when Bob Ehrlich was elected he tried to thin the ranks and get some ‘friendly’ faces to work with.

He spent his 4 years being charged with all kinds of law breaking etc...

Kind of imagine when O’Malley took over, he put his people in BUT very little was said about it.


35 posted on 02/17/2011 1:17:44 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: CCWild Bill
<><>you mean THEY BUGGED OUT?!?
36 posted on 02/17/2011 1:23:24 PM PST by flat
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To: Nachum

Wait ‘em out!

Unlike with the Texas cowards, it will be almost an entire year before the current legislative session ends AND with the pubbies in charge, they can “stay open for business” continually, right until the next session is sworn in.


37 posted on 02/17/2011 1:27:25 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Nachum

The bill “assumes” to be passed.

Isn’t that how Bella Lugosi...er..I mean Nancy Pelosi does it.


38 posted on 02/17/2011 1:47:00 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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