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Radio report - AM620WTMJ - WI Senators left Rockford hotel for an undisclosed location
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Posted on 02/17/2011 3:49:27 PM PST by Jean S

Latest radio report. Heading for Chicago?


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Illinois; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: awol; democrats; entitlementqueens; illinois; runaways; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 02/17/2011 3:49:37 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Yes, which is INCREDIBLY funny to me.

Irony is delicious.


2 posted on 02/17/2011 3:51:57 PM PST by HushTX (If the best defense is a good offense, it's a good thing I'm really offensive.)
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To: Jean S
LOL

They are "fugitives", and running to stay out of the reach of the Long Arm of the Law.

Chicago is a good guess, as there's plenty o' corrupt politico's there, along with beaucoup Union Goons.....

3 posted on 02/17/2011 3:52:08 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: Jean S

Time for the Tea Party to find them and “escort” them back to the Wisconsin state capitol.


4 posted on 02/17/2011 3:52:33 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Jean S

I’m sure they have left the light on at the Obama / Ayers compound.


5 posted on 02/17/2011 3:53:02 PM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: RobertClark

Ping!
Do you think the Rockford hotel got sick of our phone calls?


6 posted on 02/17/2011 3:53:06 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

We need eye witnesses some how. They may be sending out false reports to put people off.

Where ever they end up they’re going to have a big crowd, I bet.


7 posted on 02/17/2011 3:53:45 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Jean S

Chicago.

Of course.

When the going gets tough, elected Democrats flee to Rockford and then to Chicago.

Cowards. Rob the people and run off to leave the people to fight among themselves.


8 posted on 02/17/2011 3:53:58 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: buccaneer81

Darn - I had to sell my helicopter due to poor economic conditions, a short yellow bus would be easy to spot from the air. LOL


9 posted on 02/17/2011 3:54:20 PM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: Jean S

They are headed to a “sit-down” with Rahm!


10 posted on 02/17/2011 3:54:37 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Jean S

It was fun none-the-less. N...E...X...T...


11 posted on 02/17/2011 3:55:31 PM PST by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: HushTX

It’s sad that they are willing to spend so much money contributing to the economy in Illinois and are neglecting their elected responsibilities in Wisconsin.


12 posted on 02/17/2011 3:55:31 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: Jean S

“Running away, eh? You yellow bastards!”


13 posted on 02/17/2011 3:55:36 PM PST by mdittmar (i)
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To: Jean S

If true, this is going much better than the Texas incident.

Illinois Tea partiers.....get ready to move.


14 posted on 02/17/2011 3:55:43 PM PST by texmexis best
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To: Jean S

Keep them on the run. Maybe they’ll crossover the Mexican border.


15 posted on 02/17/2011 3:55:55 PM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: buccaneer81
Time for the Tea Party to find them and “escort” them back to the Wisconsin state capitol.

That's why they're in the Dem stronghold of Illinois. Any attempt to bring them back to Wisc will be result in those attempting it being shot by Illinois state troopers.

16 posted on 02/17/2011 3:56:43 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: buccaneer81

>>Time for the Tea Party to find them and “escort” them back to the Wisconsin state capitol.<<

Why?
The ball is in the court of the Governor.
These people refuse to do their job. They have quit.
Let the Governor replace them until emergency elections can be held.


17 posted on 02/17/2011 3:57:04 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Jean S

Hunt them mercilessly. Get those dudes from Mantracker, on the Science Channel, to find them.


18 posted on 02/17/2011 3:57:43 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: Jean S

They’ve abandoned their offices. Procedures should be immediately initiated to fill the vacant offices with special elections.


19 posted on 02/17/2011 3:57:45 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Jean S
Heading for Chicago?

No, Brentwood.


20 posted on 02/17/2011 3:57:45 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Jean S
The Wisconsin constitution states:
SECTION 7. Each house shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members; and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as each house may provide.
There are 19 Rs and 14 Ds. Where do they get that they need twenty state senators (60%) for a quorum?
21 posted on 02/17/2011 3:58:16 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Jean S

As they say in the radio business, “Stay tuned for further developments as we get them”.


22 posted on 02/17/2011 3:59:58 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Jean S

You know the Texas demreps did this in 2003 and we set the law on them.

Holed up in Oklahoma they were.


23 posted on 02/17/2011 4:00:33 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Jean S

WI tea partiers should drive down and grid lock them where ever they end up.


24 posted on 02/17/2011 4:00:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: NeverForgetBataan

Forget Mantracker...send the boys from American Pickers.


25 posted on 02/17/2011 4:01:47 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Jean S

WTMJ said the WI Assembly will take it up tomorrow and the Senate will have to take it up when they get a quorum.


26 posted on 02/17/2011 4:02:10 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: PapaBear3625

According to others who have posted that live in Wisconsin, to pass fiscal bills there is a separate 3/5 quorum requirement. However...read further in section 7 and a majority quorum is all that is necessary for the Wisconsin House to set penalties for absent members. And they aren’t restricted in what those penalties might be...how about forfeiture of the seat after a certain period and a heavy monetary fine? Then direct the Governor to appoint replacements until an election is held. Problem solved and the yellow Rats sit there in Illinois like idiots.


27 posted on 02/17/2011 4:02:46 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: PapaBear3625
There are 19 Rs and 14 Ds. Where do they get that they need twenty state senators (60%) for a quorum?

That's an interesting question. Perhaps it's a separate set of "Senate rules", agreed to by the Senate?

The Texas Senate has a long-standing rule that requires the approval of 2/3rds of Senators to bring legislation to the floor. As far as I know, it's not in the Constitution, but the rule has been renewed every legislative session.

If it's just parliamentary procedure, then maybe the procedure can be changed with a simple majority vote?

28 posted on 02/17/2011 4:03:05 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: PapaBear3625
Wisconsin Senate Rule 15:

Senate Rule 15. Roll call, quorum. Before proceeding to business, the roll of the members shall be called, and the names of those present and those absent shall be entered on the journal. A member present during any part of a roll call day shall be included in the official attendance roll call for that day. A majority of the membership presently serving must be present to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; a smaller number, however, can adjourn and may compel the attendance of absent members. When a roll call discloses the lack of a quorum, further business may not be conducted until a quorum is obtained, but the members present may take measures to procure a quorum or may adjourn."

Can't be a quorum issue, unless there are only 16 Republican votes. However, I've read that Walker has the votes.

29 posted on 02/17/2011 4:03:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: PapaBear3625

“and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as each house may provide.”

They should issue arrest warrants...


30 posted on 02/17/2011 4:03:46 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Jean S

Flee Levin just said the short bus has left the hotel and is heading north.


31 posted on 02/17/2011 4:03:46 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: humblegunner

Some of us were calling the hotel in Rockford asking to speak to our state senators. When I first called I was told that there were no Wisconsin senators staying there. The next couple of times I called I was told that they wouldn’t tell me anything because of “privacy laws”.

I think the Rockford resort kicked them out. They don’t need this headache.


32 posted on 02/17/2011 4:04:41 PM PST by Jean S
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To: PapaBear3625
Where do they get that they need twenty state senators (60%) for a quorum?

Simple math.  Sixty percent of 33 is 19.8 or 20.

33 posted on 02/17/2011 4:04:49 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Paladin2

>>>WI tea partiers should drive down and grid lock them where ever they end up.

WI tea partiers should pursue legal action to declare their offices vacated and initiate special elections to fill the vacancies.


34 posted on 02/17/2011 4:04:52 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Jean S
Find them and Waco their parasitic asses.

35 posted on 02/17/2011 4:05:03 PM PST by I see my hands (You can know the young posters by the desperate optimism in their posts.)
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To: netmilsmom
They have quit. Let the Governor replace them until emergency elections can be held.

Good point. Hey Gov, appoint replacement senators and watch them scream.
Hard ball!

36 posted on 02/17/2011 4:05:31 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: Jean S

Now that the word is out, they are changing bunkers. Probably on a charter bus together or in rented cars.


37 posted on 02/17/2011 4:05:35 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
They’ve abandoned their offices. Procedures should be immediately initiated to fill the vacant offices with special elections.

I made the same suggestion when this happened in Texas.

In all seriousness, what does it take to declare a legislative office vacant and call a special election?

Does the officer holder have to die? If someone just refuses to show up, does the state have to wait until the next regularly scheduled election?

Anyone from WI know the details?

38 posted on 02/17/2011 4:06:02 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: paulycy
We need eye witnesses some how. They may be sending out false reports to put people off.

I find it hard to believe they can sneak out of that hotel without anyone noticing.

39 posted on 02/17/2011 4:06:59 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: HushTX

Flying to Chile to hide out in a mine.


40 posted on 02/17/2011 4:07:03 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

It would be good to get a bunch of those laugh boxes and sit outside their offices to ridicule them when they eventually return.


41 posted on 02/17/2011 4:07:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: buccaneer81

Hope the Tea Party folks get a pan and a large spoon and then beat on pan until the folks go back to Wisconsin.


42 posted on 02/17/2011 4:07:37 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Jean S
Here's some info from Gateway Pundit.

A press conference statement from Gov. Walker.

43 posted on 02/17/2011 4:08:02 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: Libloather
Flee Levin just said the short bus has left the hotel and is heading north.

If true, then it was all just a stupid publicity stunt...and come to think of it, community organizers and all, that's really the Rats ever do - act out stupid publicity stunts.

44 posted on 02/17/2011 4:08:11 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: RedMDer

The thing I don’t understand about the whole unions issue is why the state can’t just say they will hire whoever agrees to their terms. With unemployment like it is, I doubt they’d have problems finding people who would take their terms. There’s nothing in the law that says they have to hire this or that person, is there?


45 posted on 02/17/2011 4:08:23 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: justlurking

Is a short bus with Wisconsin plates that common in northern Illinois?


46 posted on 02/17/2011 4:08:29 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jean S

Son, you can’t outrun Google.

Somehow I am picturing these democrats doing a Blues Brothers car chase to Chicago.


47 posted on 02/17/2011 4:08:50 PM PST by Eye of Unk ("These people are either at your neck or at your knees" A quote by Winston Churchill)
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To: justlurking
Can the Governor appoint senators in WI? If true, they quit so replace them.
48 posted on 02/17/2011 4:09:01 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: BigEdLB

or Egypt.


49 posted on 02/17/2011 4:09:37 PM PST by HollyB
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To: Jean S
Put Dog and his people on it.


50 posted on 02/17/2011 4:10:43 PM PST by colorado tanker
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