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Missing Wisconsin Democrats Who Skipped Anti-Union Vote Left the State, Senator Says
Fox News ^ | 2/17/11

Posted on 02/17/2011 1:37:52 PM PST by antidemoncrat

The 14 Senate Democrats who are boycotting a vote on a controversial "union-busting" bill have left the state, a Wisconsin state senator said.

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TOPICS: Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: democrats; mission; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
They will probably be found in Canada. You know, the same place they all hide when there is a war going on and they might be called on to defend their country.
1 posted on 02/17/2011 1:37:59 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

1 is barricaded in his office. Maybe they will frogmarch him to the floor...


2 posted on 02/17/2011 1:40:22 PM PST by rahbert
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To: antidemoncrat

i want to know if they used a school bus - if so, the gov needs to report it as stolen and arrest them all


3 posted on 02/17/2011 1:40:38 PM PST by sloop (don't touch my junk)
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To: antidemoncrat

Well, that’s a step in the right direction. What would it take to get them, keep them out of the country?


4 posted on 02/17/2011 1:40:43 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: antidemoncrat

dereliction of duty. can’t they be recalled for this? dang.


5 posted on 02/17/2011 1:41:42 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: antidemoncrat

When participants in government — elected officials — work to undermine the legislative process, our Republic has come to an end.


6 posted on 02/17/2011 1:42:13 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: antidemoncrat

If the GOP walked out they’d just deem the rules changed and pass it anyway.


7 posted on 02/17/2011 1:42:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: antidemoncrat

Where is Tom Delay calling on FAA planes when we need him (the way he did when Dems did the same thing in Texas).


8 posted on 02/17/2011 1:42:35 PM PST by Little Pharma
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To: antidemoncrat

Per Rush:

Obama is bussing in his “Organizing for America” and DNC goons from out of state to thwart the will of the people in Wisconson while Senate DemocRATS fee out of state to avoid voting on the bill.

http://www.barackobama.com/index.php?splash=false

Picture: Obama’s Organizing for America promotes chaos in Wisconsin
Nachumlist ^ | 2/17/11 | Nachum

Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:00:03 PM by Nachum
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2675403/posts

Proof of direct involvement of the White House in promoting chaos.

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DNC playing role in Wisconsin protests
Politico ^ | 2/17/11 | Ben Smith

Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:53:46 PM by chickadee
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2675398/posts

The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America arm — the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign — is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.

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Unions want to overturn election result
jsonline ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | Patrick McIlheran

Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:04:04 PM by BenLurkin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2675405/posts

The public-sector union tantrums, meant to make lawmakers wobble, have an inadvertent message for the rest of us: Voters can vote all they want. We can elect a cheapskate governor and a Legislature to match. But come the moment, unions will have the last, loudest word.

They’ll have it if takes marches. They’ll have it if it takes what amounts to an illegal strike, with so many Madison teachers calling in sick Wednesday that the district closed schools. If it takes showing up for a we-know-where-your-family-is protest on Walker’s Wauwatosa lawn while he was at work, the unions are sure they can outshout any election result.

This is exactly why Walker is right to limit the unions’ power over government spending.

Walker, remember, is not removing unions’ fundamental power to bargain for wages. He is demanding that state workers put 5.8% of their wages toward retirement and that they cover 12.6% of their health care premiums, which would still have them paying more than $100 less a month than the average schmoe. He is also proposing that elected officials determine the shape of employee benefits without having to bargain them, and this as much as the added cost has unions crying “unfair.”

They insist this is the end of unionization in government, something to which they have as much right, they say, as anyone else.

But they miss a bedrock difference. Unions in the private sector are a way of organizing private interests, those of employees, against other private interests, those of a company’s owners, for economic gain and for protection against unfairness. In government, workers are already protected against unfairness by civil service laws, and Walker has supported expanding those. Economically, government unions pit a private interest, that of employees, against the public’s interest, that of taxpayers and voters.

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9 posted on 02/17/2011 1:44:05 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: antidemoncrat
The communist dems pulled the same crap here in Texas.

Didn't work. The Governor got in front of the cameras and stated it they did not get back to their jobs he would have them jailed.

.

10 posted on 02/17/2011 1:44:23 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: antidemoncrat

The dem senators should be docked pay for every day they are absent.


11 posted on 02/17/2011 1:44:52 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: antidemoncrat

If I were governor I would declare the missing legislatures and “sick” teachers thieves for being paid today and have the state troopers arrest them for defrauding the state. Also, I’d have the teacher’s union criminally charged with conspiracy to defraud the state.


12 posted on 02/17/2011 1:45:26 PM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: antidemoncrat
demand collective bargaining rights that they say are essential to keeping kids in school
This is the kind of "logical thinking" they're going to be passing on to the kids?
13 posted on 02/17/2011 1:46:06 PM PST by samtheman
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To: Matchett-PI

“Obama is busing in his “Organizing for America” and DNC goons from out of state to thwart the will of the people in Wisconsin while Senate DemocRATS flee out of state to avoid voting on the bill.”

Sounds like the Federal government is attempting to overthrow a State’s government.

Any legal action that can be taken? Anyone know?


14 posted on 02/17/2011 1:47:46 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: antidemoncrat

And stay out. Wherever their loyalties lie, they don’t seem to be with the state that elected them.


15 posted on 02/17/2011 1:49:39 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: antidemoncrat

Does anyone know their names? Is there a list?


16 posted on 02/17/2011 1:50:44 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: antidemoncrat
$10,000 fine and ten years in prison.

Next case.

17 posted on 02/17/2011 2:00:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: antidemoncrat

So rather than do their jobs, they run like scared rabbits? They need to be disciplined.


18 posted on 02/17/2011 2:01:25 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: proudpapa
"The dem senators should be docked pay for every day they are absent."

Absolutely! And all money given to them to maintain offices and staff should be impounded. The paychecks of any of their staff should be frozen until these so-called "Senators" showed up. In fact, I'd say furlough all of their staffs -- no pay at all for when their "Senator" was absent. And if they don't show up, just declare the seat vacant and hold another election for their district.

19 posted on 02/17/2011 2:14:03 PM PST by StormEye
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To: SatinDoll

Not necessarily the “federal government”,
but 0bama.


20 posted on 02/17/2011 2:15:27 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: antidemoncrat

Good lord! They fled the state!?

They should be considered as effectly resigned from their seats.


21 posted on 02/17/2011 2:23:19 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Founding Father

The question is what would Christie do?


22 posted on 02/17/2011 2:25:08 PM PST by maxter (Sarah 2012.... just for the halibut.)
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To: maxter

The question is what would Christie do?


The question is: what did Christie inspire?

Christie became more popular when he stood up to the teacher’s union. I’m sure a lot of politicians (on both sides of the aisle) noticed it too.

I’m convinced this is one of the reasons GOP politicians are starting to grow a pair when it comes to teachers’ unions.


23 posted on 02/17/2011 2:32:58 PM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: antidemoncrat
They better not have used state funds or state owned vehicles to flee the state. If they did give them 24 hours to return and reimburse the state, or prosecute them for misuse of public funds.
24 posted on 02/17/2011 2:37:36 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: antidemoncrat

Care to have some fun? Call and ask to be transfered to them. Jamming the hotel switchboard will make them unwanted guests in a hurry.

Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center 7801 East State Street Rockford, IL 61108 (815) 398-6000

Ask for: Tim Carpenter, Spencer Coggs, Tim Cullen, Joe Erpenbach, Dave Hansen, Jim Holperin, Robert Jauch, Dan Kapanke, Chris Larson, Julie Lassa, Mark Miller, Fred Riser, Lena Taylor, Kathleen Vinehout, or Robert Wirch.


25 posted on 02/17/2011 3:11:40 PM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: antidemoncrat

GOVERNMENT UNIONS WILL SEE AMERICA DEAD ON THE FLOOR BEFORE THEY GIVE UP THEIR FAT GOVERNMENT SALARIES AND LOTTERY STYLE TAX PAID GOVERNMENT PENSIONS

Private sector

The private sector is being robbed and gang raped by those in government

26 posted on 02/17/2011 3:14:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Private sector

Weren't Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain government employees?

I assume a lot of the other faces in this crowd are identifiable people. One of them looks a little like Joe Kennedy, Sr.


27 posted on 02/17/2011 3:26:18 PM PST by wideminded
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To: MrB

MrB - for right now Obama IS the Federal Government!


28 posted on 02/17/2011 3:27:18 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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