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With Madison in chaos, enter the tea party
NY TIMES ^ | 2-20-11 | Monica Davey and A.G. Sulzberger

Posted on 02/20/2011 6:58:18 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB

MADISON, Wis. — In a capital city overrun for much of the past week by union supporters, state employees and students — all objecting to the Republican governor's plan to cut collective bargaining rights and benefits for public workers — a new element was introduced Saturday: opposition to the opposition.

And so, a significantly bolstered force of law officers kept a somewhat nervous eye on dueling protests. On one side of the Capitol square, swarms of union supporters chanted, as they have for days: "Kill the bill! Kill the bill!" On another corner, a cluster of demonstrators, many of whom described themselves as tea party members, chanted: "Pass the bill! Pass the bill!"

Lawmakers and others said they were worried how the events might play out, and scores of officers were on hand, along with barricades, temporary fences and even police snipers.

One legislator described the scene as "dangerous," but police officials said they were not anticipating any problems. And by Saturday afternoon, the tensions seemed to be playing out with only an occasional exchange of angry words, hand gestures and spittle.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: madison; nyslimes; teaparty; wi; wisconsinshowdown
Pension gap divides public and private workers (2007 article but timely)

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-20-pensions-cover_x.htm

You can bet the politicians will be looking for ways to steal the 401k savings of the non-government retirees to fund the bloated benefits of the government retirees. The former group has nobody to defend them. The latter has politicians and unions feeding at the trough.

Read pensiontsunami.com regularly. It’s a compilation of news reports, mostly local or regional, about pension problems and abuses everywhere. You’ll see what we’re angry about.

www.pensiontsunami.com

1 posted on 02/20/2011 6:58:20 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Sulz’y????????? The PLO - loving Sulz’y???


2 posted on 02/20/2011 7:05:27 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
wisconsin1sm
3 posted on 02/20/2011 7:05:50 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

The left is losing the PR battle.

As my grandmother said while watching a report on the unionistas. “That’s no way to behave”.


4 posted on 02/20/2011 7:08:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: WOBBLY BOB
swarms of union supporters chanted, as they have for days: "Kill the bill! Kill the bill!" ,WHILE CARRYING PLACARDS COMPARING WALKER TO HITLER

Now what did they leave out?

5 posted on 02/20/2011 7:09:57 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: cripplecreek

How many busloads of ACORN workers were bussed in from Chicago ?


6 posted on 02/20/2011 7:10:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: gusopol3
what did they leave out?

It's Bush's fault?

7 posted on 02/20/2011 7:13:34 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: gusopol3

Barry calls for civility and then buses in union agitators to prevent an elected legislature from conducting the people’s business and to prevent an elected Governor from saving the state from fiscal disaster. Scream it from the rooftops. He has the nerve to lecture us on civility and then stirs has his union thugs stir up trouble so than can keep fleecing the taxpayers and keep filling Democrat campaign coffers. It is sickening!


8 posted on 02/20/2011 7:23:26 AM PST by KansasGirl (1)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

We need a new tone in public discourse, civility. /sarc


9 posted on 02/20/2011 7:23:41 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
a new element was introduced Saturday

It's not an "element". It's a political force you idiots. The Slimes, ever guilty of jounalistic malpractice, are loathe to acknowledge the powerful influence of the Tea Party.

10 posted on 02/20/2011 7:23:57 AM PST by Starboard
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To: WOBBLY BOB
As usual, the NYT ignores the primary story ...

Death Threats From Angry Mob

There Is Fear For Scott Walker's Safety

Thuggish mobs have taken over the Wisconsin state capitol

Imagine the NYT coverage if this had been a Tea Party demonstration.

11 posted on 02/20/2011 7:27:13 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free!)
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To: KansasGirl

“He has the nerve to lecture us on civility”

The Pontificator-in-Chief


12 posted on 02/20/2011 7:28:19 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

@ least the cousins of acorners:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-nxSRQNmjs


13 posted on 02/20/2011 7:34:40 AM PST by stickywillie
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To: BobP

Great graphic.


14 posted on 02/20/2011 7:35:23 AM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
On one side of the Capitol square, swarms of union supporters... On another corner, a cluster of demonstrators...

No bias there, nope. I wonder how they would have covered David and Goliath... Oh well we know how that really turned out.

15 posted on 02/20/2011 7:41:12 AM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

How about THIS for a compromise...............

As I understand it, the Wisconsin legislature cannot hold a vote of the subject at hand because there are no chickenshit dem0 sonsofbitches showing up to do their job. As I understand it, it is against the law to hold the vote unless there is at least one chickenshit dem0 sonofabitch there.

How hard would it be for one of the Republicans to “CHANGE” his affliction to chickenshit dem0 sonofabitch at least long enough to vote..QM.

AND, if that wont work, why not just skip over this subject temporarially, and continue on with OTHER work that they CAN do without any chickenshit dem0 sonsofbitches present. Perhaps there are subjects that CAN be voted on, and WITHOUT the chickenshit dem0 sonsofbitches being there to add their perspective on..QM.

MAYBE if business is carried on WITHOUT the chickenshit dem0 sonsofbitches being there, the chickenshit dem0 sonsofbitches will be forced to come back to address these issues..QM.


16 posted on 02/20/2011 7:47:48 AM PST by weezel
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To: WOBBLY BOB

There’s nothing better than seeing the Left show their true colors to the public.

The only thing I’m concerned about is when the chant will go from
“Kill the bill! Kill the bill!”
to
“Kill the Bill, Gina, Johnny, Jeff, and Sarah because they disagree with us because they want to take our money away!”

Pushing back the entitlement attitude that the Left has Socialized into our country since 1965 can be an ugly thing.


17 posted on 02/20/2011 7:49:18 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Here’s what they, and every other state facing similar organized action, need to do:

1.Bring in the cops and pay the overtime. Outfit them in those black ninja suits with lots of padding and hardware.
2.Since the schools are already empty, take over the gymnasiums and rent a few porta-potties, one for men,one for the ladies.
3. Arrest and detain every jay-walker, litter-bug, peace disturber, trespasser etc. and detain them until someone pays their fine— the maximum.
4. Boot and ticket and tow and impound every vehicle parked the least bit out of line.
5. Advise area food businesses to raise food prices,
and parking lot fees.
6. If unions bus in their own food, put food inspectors on them.
7. fire any state worker who refuses directions.

Get the idea? Maybe they could balance the state’s budget out of this mess.

They don’t need to get at the epicenter, just start with the fringe, and work your way in; pick the low-hanging fruit first.


18 posted on 02/20/2011 8:00:52 AM PST by tsomer
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To: WOBBLY BOB
The Tea Party folks were non-violent, again.

Oh, what a tremendous disappointment for the national media.

Leni

19 posted on 02/20/2011 8:09:45 AM PST by MinuteGal (OK, BO'R...NAME the "far-rightists" you always morally equate to the far-leftists. Name names, NOW!)
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To: RedMDer
On one side of the Capitol square, swarms of union supporters... On another corner, a cluster of demonstrators...

democrats don't count

The union thugs paid rent a mob bussed in and fed, Tea Party paid their own way and cleaned up their own mess....Hummmm

20 posted on 02/20/2011 8:55:20 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Foolsgold

BTTT! Perfect!


21 posted on 02/20/2011 8:56:51 AM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: cripplecreek

This is the best gift to the right. Last night I was out with some friends, middle-class and 30% of them union members, it was unanimous that these pensions and benefits are out of control. The gig is up. The debt needs to be paid and we ALL need to sacrifice. The ridiculous behavior by the unions and left are showing the American people that they are nothing other then a bunch of selfish thugs. I heard one Teacher on Fox yesterday that she is protesting “for the children” to keep their 8 hour school day. I don’t know about Wisconsin but NJ school day is 6 hours. The teachers don’t even know what the he!! they are protesting for. A bunch of buffoons out there that should be fired and receive ZERO pay and ZERO benefits. They are their biggest enemy not Governor Walker.


22 posted on 02/20/2011 9:08:19 AM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://americansforprosperity.org/walker/

good website, horrible Walker pic...looks like his head is mishapen.


23 posted on 02/20/2011 1:57:05 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: stickywillie
Does not me shock but does warn me to get off my Lazy-Boy and get busy. Time is short before "Freedom" becomes a look-up Wikipedia item .
24 posted on 02/20/2011 4:36:39 PM PST by Trapper (Free is a four letter word democrats refuse to speak.)
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