Skip to comments.What It's Like in Madison WI
Posted on 03/01/2011 7:53:15 PM PST by Hamilcar_Barca
Wisconsin GOP Senator Glenn Grothman chased, trapped by hecklers. Appearently police (who are siding with the unions) wouldn't let him in one entrance left him to the mob. Communism has come to Wisconsin.
Cold. Very cold.
Wasn’t today the deadline for the Dem Sen. Rats to return to Madistan? So what happened? Will layoff notices be sent out? Not hearing much news about that—so what’s the scoop informed FReeps?
The minute that Governor Walker saw that the police aren’t enforcing the laws in Wisconsin, he should have called out the national guard and fired the offending officers.
The REAL Americans need to stock up on food and ammo.
The Governor needs to end this circus tomorrow morning.
Clear the building and put the crowds 200’ feet away.
For safety—theirs and the legislators.
These crowds are almost out of control, and this has been going on far too long.
This is a dangerous situation.
The adults have to take charge.
If the cops can’t or won’t cut it, make them an unemployment statistic. Surely there is some kind of back burner plan somewhere up there to activate the Guard.
Could the local tea partiers act as honor guards? It’s about time we fight fire with fire with these bastards. I am sick and tired of seeing honest Americans pushed around by these communist scum.
I fear a rapid descent into lawlessness is upon the United States. It is going to get worse in the years ahead because there is no way out of this financial mess. Politicians at every level spent us into oblivion, just to buy votes and feather their nests while forsaking their nation.
I loved that PEACEFUL chant. It reminded of the beast rally in The Island of Doctor Moreau : “What is the LAW?” “Not to walk on all fours.” “Are we not men?”
What a bunch of idiots.
I’d be back tomorrow with some bear spray and a pump shotgun. Come within 30 ft. and you get the bear spray. 20 ft. or closer and you get the shotgun.
Isn’t there some law against interfering with the duties of an elected representative or something.
And how would you propose the Governor do this?
The police don't follow orders and are siding with the protesters. The courts are against Walker. The media is massively against him.
You've got Democratic Senators now talking about staying out of Wisconsin for the entire term if they don't get their way. There is literally nothing Walker can do. Perhaps break up the repair bill and push through the non financial parts is about the only option I see.
Laws are only for convenience when liberals are involved and therefore optional.
democrats are really just repugnant pigs feeding at a trough of ignorance.
Couldn’t the GOP pass EVERY bill they could think of that is not MONEY related....i.e...immigration, abortion, healthcare, education, etc??? And, a bill that says if a Senator/Rep leaves the State and doesn’t return to his job for more than 3 days, when able, they lose their position!??
The Federal Government needs to step in. If this is allowed to continue in Wisconsin, the entire country is at great risk and all bets are off.
If employers openly banded together to force workers to accept artificially low wages (compared to the free market) then the average person would be outraged. Yet this is precisely what a union is in reverse. It is the consumer who suffers. Unions ought to be flatly illegal, and under the same laws and reasoning as that banning monopolies and collusion among employers.
I disagree. If Walker does anything it will pour gas on the fire. He will be smeared by the media as the dictator instead of the AWOL Rats being the issue. If this GOP’er isn’t smart enough to have protection, that seems like a personal matter.
The unions are losing badly here. Every day this filth demonstrates in this fashion, more people peel away their support. The building has already been cleared this weekend by the police. A few militants are still inside but the majority are out. A woman Rep said on Hannity today that things were under control except for the physical disgusting mess they left the building.
Walker still has the upper hand in a state he should be losing on with this issue. The clock has run out for the runaway Dims. Fox reported tonight that the WI Senate Rats were in a panic meeting to see how they could get out of this mess.
There has been a new deadline every day, it seems. I no longer pay attention to anything that is said about any deadline.
But it is horrific that the police have decided to no longer protect its citizens. This dereliction of duty should result in these cops being fired.
‘course I’m thinking of the 1933 adaptation, THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi.
Errr, are you forgetting that Obama effectively runs the Federal Government? Walker will get no help from the Feds. If anything, they also support the union thugs.
If there were rational adults in the white hut, I wouldn’t be too concerned. There aren’t any and the TOTUS is way above his paygrade here too. If TOTUS dd lay some heavy numbers on WI, they would be the wrong ones.
CDO - Command Duty Officer?
Oh, and I might add that the present White House administration will be held accountable from now until doomsday if they screw this up.
Imho, so far they are unanimously succeeding in their continued incompetence and dereliction of duty.
Do you want another potential Kent State situation? I'd let Walker handle it without military involvement.
The courts have no jurisdiction over the Capitol building, its hours or how it is run. Tell the judge to F off.
Tell the Capitol Police to clear the building under a direct order. If they refuse, fire them, and get the National Guard to do the job.
Declare the Dem Senators seats vacant, and set an election date to fill them. If they return, bar them from the building. They have abrogated the terms of their elective office and oaths of office.
Listen, the stakes are too high. This circus has gone on long enough. “We won”—f the Dems. They and their hired goons are trying to paralyze rhe State of Wisconsin. That is anarchy.
To say they can do all this without consequences is to invite instability, disorder and chaos.
If Governor Walker won’t or can’t the job done, then he does need to step aside.
But to wring your hands in the face of anarchy is not an option. If the Dems win this one, it is open season on the whole country.
See post 26. :)
That’s going a bit too far. Lets just outlaw unions for federal government employees. Then let the states decide on their own government employees. But leave the private sector alone.
The password is “Brownshirts.”
Yep, right now.
Needs to call out the national guard.
collateralized debt obligation
Sorry had a logic failure.
Pour gas on the fire?
Are you kidding?
If nothing happens tomorrow, you have only begun to witness a fire that will spread across the country.
The Dems are using the same tactics in Indiana and now in Ohio.
The hammer needs to come down. This kid gloves approach is asinine and will only invite further chaos.
The Governor was duly elected and is in charge. The Dems don’t like it? They can stay in Illinois.
And any Capitol cop that disobeys a direct order from the Governor can find new employment. End of story.
Restore order. The first function of a civil society.
This is like watching college sit-ins in 1968-70. It was disgusting then and it still is.
The unions have ad their say—now they need to clear out. They aren’t the only citizens of Wisconsin.
what the difference between a pig and a union pig? I have no respect for police and fire union jerks. Military face far greater dangers and they dont need no stinking union.
That is a HORRIBLE idea; in fact, it would be better to get the meanest, angriest, most PTSD-ed Guardsmen [in full battle-rattle with live-ammo and a green-light on shoot-to-kill anything that makes them jump] to act as escorts for the Governor and the Legislators.
i.e. — Virtually certain civilian casualties are more desirable than abdicating *MORE* liberties —and becoming more enslaved to— the federal government.
Walker has threaten to have to fire/let go the teachers tomorrow if the Democrats do not return. The teachers will be fired no doubt because the Democrats or to chicken to go against the unions. Violence ahead by these union people, but I see no alternative for Gov. Walker.
At Michelle Malkin's site, I just read this...
one of the Fleebagger AWOL Senate Democrats has returned to Wisconsin. Via Liberty Chick on Twitter: Democratic Senator Timothy Cullen has just returned to #WI tonite. WI-14 is now WI-13.
Yes, and, along with the fact union thugs have organized a boycott of business owners who contributed to Walker, should, IMHO, put them in violation of the Commerce Clause and freedom of speech. These are government employees who are intentionally trying to harm business, not just in Wisconsin, but across state lines. If Obama thinks he can use the Commerce Clause to force Americans to buy something, we should use it to stop government workers from meddling with actual commerce.
Even if you are not religious read 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12. That will give you a context to understand what is happening today.
I agree with you 100% when it comes to how important this fight is. It Walker fails here, he is done - and it will invite these kind of walk outs all over the US to derail the 2010 Republican election victories.
I like many of your ideas, I wish we could do what you suggest - but most simply are not options.
The court did declare jurisdiction over the Capitol Building and ordered the police to let the mobs back in. I don't like it, you don't like it, it may be wrong - but that is what happened.
There are specific rules, I think constitutional, in Wisconsin over what constitutes a vacancy. Walker can not declare them vacant and set an election. He simply doesn't have that option - at least not yet. Maybe after a substantial amount of time passes it might be something he can look at - but definitely not now.
I know the stakes are immense. I don't agree with this setting deadlines and just letting them pass and then setting new ones. Walker should NEVER have said 1500 state workers would be laid off if he wasn't going to do it.
Through his faults, he is taking on the strongest part of the Democratic Party. He will have to do more to apply pressure, but his options are very limited - especially with the police, courts, media, etc working furiously against him. It might be different if he was decisively winning public opinion - but he is not. At best polls seem mixed. You've got 14 state Senators subverting democracy and now threatening not to come back for the entire term, and there simply isn't a lot Walker can do about it other than try to win the public relations battle over the long term - and that is going to prove very difficult.
>what the difference between a pig and a union pig?
Someone posted that Walker can declare the Rat Senate seats vacant after 30 days.
Unbelievable! My heart sinks seeing these people behave like a hateful mob. “We want our democracy back” a thug yelled. I think he meant thugacracy. I don’t think most democrats know how to behave in a democracy anymore. It’s all about power for them. Heaven help Wisconsin.
Are you sure that some policeman didn’t let him in the first door he went to? I was at the Capitol last week and saw authorities from every jurisdiction known to law enforcement. I tend to doubt this was the case.
WI-14 is now WI-13
Does that mean the vote can go on?