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Wisc. Public Employees Invest in Koch-Owned Company
fox ^ | 3/1/11 | Christian Schneider

Posted on 03/01/2011 6:44:36 PM PST by Nachum

Edited on 03/01/2011 6:53:45 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The vitriol from protesting Wisconsin workers towards the Kochs emerged quickly and intensely. Signs ranging between lame and vulgar (often both) dot the public-union marches.


(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: employees; georgiapacific; invest; koch; kochbrothers; kochindustries; public; wisc; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
And Howard Dean says ..." Yeaaahhhhhaahhhhhaahhh"
1 posted on 03/01/2011 6:44:41 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

DEEEEEEEEE-licious...LOL!!!!


2 posted on 03/01/2011 6:51:01 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ping!


3 posted on 03/01/2011 6:53:26 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Nachum

Allllriigggghtttt!


4 posted on 03/01/2011 6:57:55 PM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: Nachum; Jean S

Quintessential cognitive dissonance.

Wait for it... wait for it...

bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt.

LMAO.


5 posted on 03/01/2011 6:58:40 PM PST by glock rocks (I am Dyslexis of Borg. Your ass will be laminated.)
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To: MNlurker

Took the words right out of my mouth.

LMAO!!!!!

HEE, HEE, HEE, HEE!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 03/01/2011 6:58:40 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Nachum

I’ll be the first to say it, may I?

SUCK IT, COMMIES!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 03/01/2011 7:00:12 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Nachum

D’OH!


8 posted on 03/01/2011 7:02:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum

This is series and kind of hugh series stuff!!

I’m off to shower now, fill me in later after the muse eats.


9 posted on 03/01/2011 7:05:50 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: davetex
I’m off to shower now, fill me in later after the muse eats.

A muse bit my sister once. It was nasti.

10 posted on 03/01/2011 7:08:43 PM PST by glock rocks (I am Dyslexis of Borg. Your ass will be laminated.)
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To: Nachum

lol


11 posted on 03/01/2011 7:14:22 PM PST by griswold3 (Second law of thermodynamics. Are we there yet?)
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To: Nachum

:-)


12 posted on 03/01/2011 7:14:46 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Nachum

WTF!


13 posted on 03/01/2011 7:19:14 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Nachum
Stoopid Dem parrots have learned a new phrase.

SQUAWK! HALIBURTON! BUSH LIES!
KOCH BROTHERS! KOCH BROTHERS! SQUAWK!

14 posted on 03/01/2011 7:26:11 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Hiding on the sidelines in Illinois to avoid defeat is not a winning strategy. Just ask Jay Cutler.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Bingo!

All they know is talking points.


15 posted on 03/01/2011 7:28:55 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Mygirlsmom

Absolutely!!!


16 posted on 03/01/2011 7:31:52 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: Nachum

All this means is that the investment comittee in WI hasn’t figured out how to do what CALPERS does. That’s the Kalifornia Pension fund.

They decided to use the billions of taxpayer dollars in their plan to only invest in and bully companies to tow the liberal line.

Eg Go Green, hire transvestites in management.

This is just a minor hiccup for the left. This branch dropped the ball, but they will learn how to use taxpayer money for progressive causes.

It’s a short lived victory for conservatives. Although it is pretty funny and ironic.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 7:34:52 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Beware of the Socialist Government-Academia Grant Junkie-Rich "non-profit"-Liberal Media Complex)
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To: Nachum

Two new shovel-ready jobs just opened up for Dhimmicrat Whipping Boys. Applications being accepted at the SEIU Union Hall. Qualifications: wealth and some connection, however tenuous, to any Republican. Job description: have BS constantly shoveled upon you for no particular reason.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 7:46:59 PM PST by Hunton Peck (The second rule of leftism: When caught lying, lie louder.)
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To: Nachum; LMAO; nina0113; Yooper4Life; TheConservativeParty; Hamilcar_Barca; sgtyork; ...
Wisconsin Conservative Politics Ping List Ping!
19 posted on 03/01/2011 7:59:13 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

Other than the Marxists’ perpetual need to have a bogeyman and an enemy they love to haaaate, can anyone tell me WHY the leftists hate the Koch brothers so much? How did these guys suddenly become the whipping boys for the radical left? What have they actually done?


20 posted on 03/01/2011 8:15:37 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day ("As government expands, liberty contracts." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Hurry, send a message to them all to divest.


21 posted on 03/01/2011 8:15:58 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Made money for investors, perhaps?


22 posted on 03/01/2011 8:17:58 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Nachum

If anybody wants proof of this:

http://www.swib.state.wi.us/FY10Schedule.pdf

.pdf page 65


23 posted on 03/01/2011 8:28:53 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day ("As government expands, liberty contracts." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

the Kochs have become this generation’s Haliburton.


24 posted on 03/01/2011 8:31:21 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Bronzy

Exactly. They prospered as capitalists. The Dagny Taggerts and Hank Reardons despised by the collective parasites.


25 posted on 03/01/2011 9:12:16 PM PST by glock rocks (I am Dyslexis of Borg. Your ass will be laminated.)
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To: Nachum

Here too:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/260979/wisconsin-state-employees-should-have-some-koch-and-smile-christian-schneider


26 posted on 03/01/2011 9:39:48 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Para-Ord.45

Excerpt from the article:

“... here’s the challenge: Explain to a Wisconsin state worker that they are the ones helping fund the Koch brothers. Then sit back and watch the fun.”

He, he. Cut Koch out of their portfolio.


27 posted on 03/01/2011 10:01:16 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
They became the new whipping boys b/c Bush, Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, Chamber of Commerce, etc. didn't work.

And when this fails too, there'll be someone else they'll dredge up.

28 posted on 03/01/2011 11:13:00 PM PST by synbad600
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Excerpt from article:

... According to the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB), the Wisconsin Retirement System owns $5.5 million in Georgia Pacific corporate bonds. (Georgia Pacific is owned by Koch Industries.) This is the retirement system in which the overwhelming majority of state and local employees participate. These are the pension benefits that public employees are trying so hard to protect.

So here's the challenge: Explain to a Wisconsin state worker that they are the ones helping fund the Koch brothers. Then sit back and watch the fun.

Read more:

Wisc. Public Employees Invest in Koch-Owned Company

Proof here:

State of Wisconsin Investment Board - FY 2010 Schedule of Investments

See .pdf page 65

LOL!

29 posted on 03/01/2011 11:45:29 PM PST by nutmeg (God bless Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin)
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To: nutmeg; Nachum

Omigosh! That is so totally rich! lol

Maybe that will be the topic at the next union meeting. ;o)

Thank you both for the ping and post.


30 posted on 03/02/2011 12:22:12 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: Nachum

BTW...I love the new media and the interwebs. lol


31 posted on 03/02/2011 12:22:54 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: Nachum

The parasites on taxpayers should be told the reduced $ figure that is available this year for their salaries.

Let them ‘collectively bargain’ amongst themselves over what percentage of layoffs will be needed vs pay cuts.


32 posted on 03/02/2011 5:11:48 AM PST by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: Nachum

Really don’t suprise me. They don’t have any moral absolutes so why wouldn’t they invest money into something they “say” they disagree with?


33 posted on 03/02/2011 5:29:11 AM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Nachum

Rush is talking about this just now. Hehe!


34 posted on 03/02/2011 9:41:33 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: justice14

I’m betting anti-abortion taxpayers are forceably paying a lot more to fund Planned Parenthood and abortions than union members are to fund Koch investments.


35 posted on 03/02/2011 9:53:28 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Nachum.


36 posted on 03/02/2011 4:59:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hey there Diana, being from WI and living where I can hear Madison and Milwaukee radio, I’ve been hearing the lame radio attacks against our brave governor. The attack ad I refer to is the “prank call” ad from the lefty pretending to be (impersonating) one of the Koch bros. and he is speaking to the governor.

Now my question is, 1) isn’t it illegal to tape another person (the gov) over the phone without their knowledge?
and

2) Isn’t it illegal to impersonate another person (Mr.Koch) over the phone?

Then these lefty loons both impersonate Mr.Koch,tape the gov. and of course increase their sin and malice by making an absurdly stupid attack ad and air it many times over local radio.

Now, doesn’t someone, like the gov., have standing to sue for using his voice over the radio in an attack ad against himself? And doesn’t Mr.Koch have some grounds for suing for being impersonated?

I don’t know, it just seems like this ad is not something that can possibly be legal, even if the gov. is a “public figure” and not allowed the same privacy as others.

Any thoughts on this? I want to run this by Vicki M too. I don’t see how these lefty thugs can run such devious ads without any response from “the good guys”.


37 posted on 03/02/2011 6:35:29 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Well, our LefTard Dane County DA said he wasn’t filing charges against ANYONE over this ‘prank phone call’ but he’s ‘deeply concerned’ that Governor Walker would even CONSIDER sending agitators into the fray! *SPIT*

This is a watershed moment in Wisconsin. If Governor Walker can get this stuff crammed down the throats of the LibTards and help our state at ALL levels, we are GOLDEN and everything else will be easy.

And of course, the LibTards will also benefit from an improved economy and the righting of this ship; but they’ll never thank him or US - the taxpayers!

I truly believe he picked ‘this hill to die on’ as his first act as Governor. If he can pull this off, we are well on our way to a whole and healthy state economy again. :)

The jury is still out...Oh, not the REAL jury; i.e. the VOTERS. They HAVE spoken, but you’ve got to realize that this is ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan’ we’re dealing with and all opinons are welcomed...if they are the same as the rest of the liberal, unwashed cows, LOL!


38 posted on 03/02/2011 7:24:38 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I am praying for the safety of our governor, good folks like Glenn Grothman, Vicki,any conservative who walks the grounds of the capital, and all who are targets of the evil lefties.

I am also more and more angry that the 14 dem cowards are obstructing the budget fix bill, and other good bills.

How can grown (?) men (?) run away to Illinois just because they don’t like that they lost power in the election?

(rhetorical question....since they are libtards and do whatever they please since they have no morals at all)

We waited many years for good conservatives to be elected in WI, and now we have to wait for 14 commies to come home and take a vote?

This is what true disenfranchisement IS!!!

We voted, they lost, and now they obstruct what we want done!

They all belong in prison, yet I hear they have done nothing jail-able.

It’s unbearable.

Mahoney is a real gem (SPIT!). Nice to know my tax dollars are paying that asshat. I used to be annoyed at the teachers union, now I despise them. The more these unions obstruct, the more info we get about the lavish pay and bennies they all get while we suffer paying for their kingly existances. I hope they all get fired.

These thugs will reap what they have sown. All in good time. The next round of elections will see more libs booted out. More than half the state is on our side and we are winning more to our side everyday this circus is on parade. Good folks know evil when they see it. Voters who sat it out in Nov. will vote in 2012 and they will vote for the side of good goverment.


39 posted on 03/02/2011 7:59:14 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Well said! I LOATHE Mahoney. Kathlleen Falk’s lapdog and boot-licker. *SHUDDER*

Can’t wait until SHE is gone...one more month! The fog will clear when she’s gone...and the new CE (Eileen B.) will put in place some decent, conservative LAW ENFORCERS who actually ENFORCE the law! :)


40 posted on 03/02/2011 8:04:47 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum
This whole Wisconsin episodic melodrama is laughable.
After the event with Senator Glenn Grothman I can't wait until the State Police are sent out into the capital building and surrounding environs to tell everyone without a Wisconsin DL/identity that they have to leave, this isn't their house and they should return to their own States.
It'll thin the crowd out.

Of course, expecting such intelligent actions is usually an act of patient futility.

41 posted on 03/03/2011 5:23:33 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I emailed Vicki and even called her today.
I am outraged that while these 14 dem traitors of our country, HIDE, in Illinois,,,,all over our state union thugs sit across the table from other union thugs and “negotiate” ridiculously lucrative contracts as quick as they can.

As soon as that dirty deed is done, THEN the 14 traitors the 14 obstructors of democracy will return to WI.

I hope they all rot in hell.

They are all stealing from every person in WI.

How low will dems go? Well they like abortion, so that’s pretty much the lowest imaginable thing and they like that.

They don’t care about democracy, representative republic or banana republic. They’re doing what they want regardless of the election results.

The dirty deals are sickening. They are lawless wicked creatures.

They are literally stealing from us! Making union to union thug deals while the 14 cowards stop the budget fix from passing.

I am (nearly) speechless in my hatred for these tyrants.

I asked Vicki if this old Ross Perot phrase might apply here.

“Can you hear that giant sucking sound?”

To me that sound is the sound of our taxes being stolen as these quick deals are being hammered out all over the state, and when the deeds are done, the 14 will return. The money is rushing from our checkbooks right into the greedy hands of union thugs, as we stand helpless because elected officials refuse to take the vote that will rein in our Tax Hell.

ARG. I am so angry.


42 posted on 03/03/2011 10:49:09 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Excellent rant! :)


43 posted on 03/03/2011 12:02:32 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think I am more PO’ed today than I’ve ever been.

I am ashamed to be from Wisconsin.

I’ve been embarrassed FOR the libtard’s behavior in the past, and being known as the midwest’s Berkeley etc, but now, I’m horrified by their terroristic behavior and what it shows the rest of the world.

More than half of us are good folks. The rest of WI, can kiss my grits.

Did you hear how a TEA Party group was not allowed to dine in WI today due to union thug pressure on the restaurant owners to not seat the conservatives?

We are under literal attack by leftists.

I guess civility is not their thing, eh?

We are being denied our civil rights all over the place. No representation by our elected officials, can’t counter protest unless you want to risk a beat down while Mahoney watches, etc.

It’s disgusting.

(Double SPITTING NAILS)

Although I’ve been with the TEA Party in spirit since before it had a name, I am now ready to JOIN officially and give what money I can afford to further our conservative cause.

Do you happen to know a local person whom I might contact by email or FReepMail?

Time to put the hammer down, nice folks can’t sit back and just complain anymore. It’s go time.


44 posted on 03/03/2011 4:12:32 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

“I am ashamed to be from Wisconsin.”

Be as mad as you want, but don’t EVER feel that way! You and me and our other pals are digging in our heels!

I SMELL VICTORY! Don’t give up now! We have MILLIONS of people in WI behind us; don’t let the unwashed LibTards in Madistan get you down. And don’t you DARE give them the upper hand! :)

They’re STORMING the Capital right now! This will not end well, and public opinion is on OUR side. :)

If you want to help, send your $ to the RNC via our beloved Reince Priebus! He’s the one that gave us Governor Walker and a MAJORITY in Congress that we haven’t had in 40 years!

Be MAD, but channel it constructively. And take your blood pressure pills, LOL! :)


45 posted on 03/03/2011 6:10:04 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Thanks Diana. I knew I shouldn’t write I was ashamed etc. Just don’t know how to express how I feel about this.
Mad as a wet hen? Feel like I’ve been robbed by a pack of wild democrats? Wait, that’s really happened.

I am stunned by the new low, that they left the state to subvert, obstruct and stop democracy.

And at the same time, are facilitating robbery of our tax money while all these union to union deals get made.

I don’t think I can take it anymore.

I might have to listen to music radio while I work tomorrow, instead of talk radio.

Maybe I need some BP pills? Or maybe a good stiff drink!

Maybe I’ll be able to take it all better tomorrow. I’m not as tough as you or Vicki. This is getting to me after all these weeks of this crapola.

Also this evening, been praying for Jim Robinson. Dear dear man. Needs all our prayers.

Thanks for the pep talk, I needed it.

: )


46 posted on 03/03/2011 7:09:29 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: TheConservativeParty
"Or maybe a good stiff drink!"

The Cyber-Bar is always open!

47 posted on 03/03/2011 7:51:39 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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