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Wisconsin GOP sends state troopers after Democrat ('en route' for RAT leader Mark Miller)
Twin Cities ^ | 2/18/11

Posted on 02/18/2011 9:15:46 AM PST by Libloather

Wisconsin GOP sends state troopers after Democrat
Associated Press
Updated: 02/18/2011 10:33:09 AM CST

Republicans in the Wisconsin state Senate have asked the governor to send state troopers after Democratic leader Mark Miller.

Senate Democrats are boycotting a Senate vote on a bill that would strip public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. They have been missing from the Capitol for a day and a half.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he has asked Gov. Scott Walker to send two state troopers to Miller's home in Monona. He says he believes the troopers are en route.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: democrats; miller; state; troopers; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
Surround the place. Read him his rights.
1 posted on 02/18/2011 9:15:51 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Round these f.ckers up!

Enough of this circus!


2 posted on 02/18/2011 9:18:26 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Libloather

Make Wis. a right to carry state, NOW!!!!!! NOW you have the opportunity. NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let the cops round up the filth later. Start passing conservative fantasy laws NOW!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT NOW!!!!!! Anything else is BS.


3 posted on 02/18/2011 9:18:26 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Pull a Ronald Reagan and fire those on strike. Job openings for those that would love to work and accept the benefits even reduced.


4 posted on 02/18/2011 9:21:03 AM PST by katiedidit1
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To: Libloather

Put the Rats in Jail before they Bankrupt the State Government of Wisconsin!

DNC = the Party of Government Bankruptcy!


5 posted on 02/18/2011 9:21:44 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Libloather

6 posted on 02/18/2011 9:22:01 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (I'm called a 'teabagger'? Well, get over here liberal and I'll show you what that means.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Immediately after that, pass a right-to-work law.


7 posted on 02/18/2011 9:22:32 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Wisconsin is an open carry state. Makes folks really nervous when anyone does it though.


8 posted on 02/18/2011 9:23:21 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Libloather

Now that I know all of this can be done through non-appropriations bills (which do not require a 2/3 quorum), I cant help but think that the GOP is NOT serious about getting this, or any other of the things that could be done, actually done.

We are being “treated” to political street theater, and this makes me even more angry.


9 posted on 02/18/2011 9:23:43 AM PST by myself6
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To: Libloather

Didn’t the Democrats pull the same crap in California a few years ago and they pretty much won if I recall. I wonder how things will play out this time.


10 posted on 02/18/2011 9:24:06 AM PST by Tempest (I put money ahead of people)
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To: Libloather
Simple way to handle it would be to do what companies in the private sector do.

Our company has a policy of automatic termination for three consecutive days of unexcused absences.

Declare their seats vacant and call a special election.

11 posted on 02/18/2011 9:24:26 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Thats the whole point they do not have a quorum .


12 posted on 02/18/2011 9:25:12 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Walkingfeather

There is a need for a 3/5ths quorum ONLY for tax/appropriations bills. For bills that do not involve Wisc spending money, only a simple majority is needed for a quorum.

All the Repubs need to do is word their bills as non-appropriations bills, pass them, and send them to the Gov for signature. Bills like removing a need for the state to forward union dues is not an appropriation.

People should put pressure on the Repub senators to declare a quorum for non-fiscal bills and just start passing an agenda rapid-fire. Starting with making Wisc a right-to-work state, and passing Vermont-style no-license CCW.


13 posted on 02/18/2011 9:26:33 AM 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: Walkingfeather

The whole point is that do not NEED a F’ing quorum for non-appropriations bills.


14 posted on 02/18/2011 9:26:33 AM PST by myself6
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To: Libloather

A streaming radio i found covering all this in Wisconsin.

http://players.jbgmedia.com/WTMJ/player.html


15 posted on 02/18/2011 9:27:20 AM PST by brandon24
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To: Walkingfeather

My understanding is that the quorum rules apply only to spending bills. Am I wrong?


16 posted on 02/18/2011 9:30:05 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Tempest

The Texas Constitution calls for the 32-member Texas Senate — 31 Senators and the Lt. Governor — to have a quorum of two-thirds of its members present in order to conduct a vote, which means that the absence of 11 members can prevent the Senate from voting. Eleven Democrats left the state to avoid being forced to return to the Senate by Texas Rangers, going to Oklahoma and New Mexico to be out of reach of Texas authorities. After successfully preventing a quorum for an entire 30-day special session of the legislature, Senator John Whitmire left New Mexico and returned to Texas. The remaining ten Senate Democrats (often referred to as the “Texas Eleven Minus One: following Whitmire’s departure), stayed in Albuquerque for several more days but returned to Austin and the Texas Senate after Whitmire’s presence on the Senate floor created the quorum needed for the Senate to meet.
Texas political advisor Harold Cook helped organize the quorum break. Cook served as the group’s primary spokesman, and stayed with the senators for the duration of their time in New Mexico.


17 posted on 02/18/2011 9:33:07 AM PST by kralcmot (my tagline died with Terri)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

We can do nothing. Without 1 Dem Senator in attendance there is no quorum and therefore nothing can happen.


18 posted on 02/18/2011 9:34:39 AM PST by in the wind
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To: myself6

My mistake.


19 posted on 02/18/2011 9:35:05 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: VanDeKoik

Call out the Hellicopters!!

Wouldn’t it be great to see MSM Helicopters show the search & round-up of these WEASELS???


20 posted on 02/18/2011 9:35:51 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Best Cook on Free Republic! ;-))
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To: in the wind

What would stop a republican from changing his party affiliation to democrat then changing it back?


21 posted on 02/18/2011 9:37:26 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: myself6
I kind of like things like they are. The unions are spending a lot of money and the Democrats aren't stinking up the legislature. The Democrats have the chance to be heard, instead they prefer to get drunk.

If there are a lot of issues which can be solved by passing laws not needing a quorum, the Republicans need to get them ready and on Monday, let 'er rip.

The old saying is that you can't complain if you don't vote. It applies here too. If you don't show up to work, then don't complain if the Republicans pass a lot of things you don't like.

22 posted on 02/18/2011 9:38:10 AM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: Libloather

Escape From Behind the Cheddar Curtain

Let me tell you what’s actually happening in Wisconsin, in my “humble” opinion.

The Wisconsin legislature is the representative body of the citizens of the state. They elect representatives on a local level to act on their behalf at the state level. When a state representative or senator acts in an official capacity, he or she is doing so as a representative of the people who elected them. This is why we say we in the US have a “representative” republic form of government.

When state representatives or senators play tricks in order to prevent the legislature from doing its business, they are denying the voters of the state of Wisconsin the right to Constitutionally-required representation in their government.

The people voted and put these members in the state legislature. Those people did so in order to have representation at the state level. And as a result those representatives and senators are duty-bound to allow the business of the state…the business of the citizens of that state…to go forward.

By leaving the state to prevent the Wisconsin Senate from being able to have a quorum those Democrat senators involved prevented the citizens from having their rightful votes carried through to legislation in the Senate by their representatives; they denied the citizens of Wisconsin…all the citizens…from the right to due representation.

This outrageous act of defiance is not an act against the Governor, nor against any or all of the other members of the legislature. It’s an act against the citizens, and against the concept of representative government. Certainly, this is one of the most un-American acts I’ve witnessed from a group of elected officials I’ve seen in my lifetime.


23 posted on 02/18/2011 9:38:23 AM PST by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Libloather
Calling the Tea Party, calling the Tea Party, add 14 criminals to the WI list
24 posted on 02/18/2011 9:41:13 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Enterprise

F that...

I would rather get what we want done actually done! If there is a way to bypass the socialist POS dems and exclude them from the process, then that means we can get nearly EVERYTHING that we want passed.

We elected these people to do enact an agenda not give us a song a dance.

These senators failure to get this done means that they were never serious about getting this done. They need to be recalled, if they dont grow a nut sack and get it done.


25 posted on 02/18/2011 9:44:59 AM PST by myself6
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To: Walkingfeather

They need 20 warm bodies. Affiliation is irrelevant for quorum.


26 posted on 02/18/2011 9:46:09 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Libloather

Kind of like what happened in Oklahoma a few years back when all the Dems headed out of state to delay a vote on something like immigration reform IIRC. Gutless Slimeballs all of them.


27 posted on 02/18/2011 9:52:03 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: Libloather

Bumper sticker on vehicle from behind cheddar curtain.
“I escaped from Wisconsin”


28 posted on 02/18/2011 9:52:43 AM PST by dznutz
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To: Walkingfeather

not necessarily your mistake...

The way they have it structured at the moment is as an appropriations bill which does require a 2/3rd quorum. However... there was no reason for them to structure it that way other than to give them an excuse to not actually pass the damn thing.

This was THEIR “mistake”, not yours... But perhaps we can “instruct” these “Good Senators” on the proper way of getting our agenda passed without the need of the socialist terrorists support or even presence.

The good people of Wisconsin gave us the number to get our agenda passed and that is EXACTLY what should be happening RIGHT NOW!

END the BS drama and get our agenda passed NOW! ALL OF IT!!!


29 posted on 02/18/2011 9:54:19 AM PST by myself6
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To: myself6

I just like watching the Democrats and unions get hysterical and run in circles. But practically speaking, it really is better to just get down to business and get the things done that must be done.


30 posted on 02/18/2011 9:57:32 AM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: in the wind

My understanding is that the quorum rules apply only to spending bills. Am I wrong?


31 posted on 02/18/2011 9:58:34 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Enterprise
"I just like watching the Democrats and unions get hysterical and run in circles. But practically speaking, it really is better to just get down to business and get the things done that must be done."

=) never fear... We can do both.. We can get exactly what we want, THEN watch them burn themselves to the ground.

32 posted on 02/18/2011 10:07:28 AM PST by myself6
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To: kralcmot

Thanks I was trying to remember where these a-holes pulled this crap before.

It’s an embarresment that they managed to get away with it.


33 posted on 02/18/2011 10:14:07 AM PST by Tempest (I put money ahead of people)
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To: Tempest

This happened a few years ago in Texas when the Rats bolted out of the state and ran to OK in order to avoid a vote on redistricting...a vote which eventually passed.


34 posted on 02/18/2011 10:19:29 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Libloather

That mutt is my state senator unfortunately. I just called his office and asked why he was not at the capitol and avoiding the bedlam going on there.
He should be kicked out of office as with the other rats that fail to do their duty. I don’t show for work- I get fired..
I just watched on the local tv news a state senator live on camera sitting in Chicago stating he wouldn’t return until the “Situation” changes
My kids are out another day because of this C..P


35 posted on 02/18/2011 10:26:35 AM PST by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Sort of. It was the Dims in the Texas State legislature that ran to Oklahoma to avoid voting on redistricting.


36 posted on 02/18/2011 10:29:06 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Libloather

I’m sure this Rat has been hiding out in some bar in Rockford, Illinois for 3 days now


37 posted on 02/18/2011 10:50:30 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: savedbygrace

Yeah, yeah...that was it. Thanks for updating my faulty memory. Sux getting old.


38 posted on 02/18/2011 1:55:57 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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