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UPDATE: GOP Politicians Banned from Labor Day Parade
wsaw.com ^ | 9:20 PM Aug 27, 2011 | : Madeline Anderson

Posted on 08/29/2011 7:11:40 AM PDT by redreno

Organizers of Wausau's Labor Day parade say Republican lawmakers aren't welcome in this year's event.

The Marathon County Central Labor Council sponsors the September 5th parade. The council includes about 30 local unions from the Marathon County area.

Council president Randy Radtke says they choose not to invite elected officials who have "openly attacked worker's rights" or did nothing to intervene.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: biglabor; bluezones; democrats; demorats; labor; laborday; liberalfascism; nakedpartisanship; parade; repduffy; tyranny; unions; unionthugs; wausau; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 08/29/2011 7:11:42 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

That’s okay.
Democrats aren’t welcome at 4th of July parades.
Oh, I forgot. THEY DON’T GO ANYWAY...........................


2 posted on 08/29/2011 7:13:01 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: redreno
Next they'll be placing bombs in cars of people who don't support them.

They've done it before.

But we're the terrorists.

3 posted on 08/29/2011 7:13:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: redreno

Gee.

WOuldn’t it be a hoot if the “officials” in charge of handing out parade permits were Republican, and the parade permit was denied.......

LOL


4 posted on 08/29/2011 7:13:47 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: redreno

Randy Radtke ... don’t that name ring a bell??


5 posted on 08/29/2011 7:14:20 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Red Badger

I agree. Union scum won’t vote for Pubbies’ anyways and it’s a lost cause.


6 posted on 08/29/2011 7:14:50 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: redreno

Those are Filthy Communists our enemy, We do not need to be seen there,Take out a full page Ad and explain why!


7 posted on 08/29/2011 7:15:34 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: redreno
Good!

The first thing President Perry should do is change the name of Labor Day to Free Enterprise Day.

RATS can take part if they wish.

8 posted on 08/29/2011 7:17:26 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: redreno
Labor Day is the only holiday on which I don't fly the flag.

Flame away if you must. I'm prepared for it.

9 posted on 08/29/2011 7:18:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: redreno
Maybe we ought to see about excluding Democrats from 4th of July celebrations.

On 2nd thought, never-mind. ...most are at home sulking anyway.

10 posted on 08/29/2011 7:18:42 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: redreno

I am honestly surprised it hasn’t erupted into violence yet.

It will. The public sector has the means to use a lot of violence, and some of it under the authority of law.

Just look at the cop and military pension fight.


11 posted on 08/29/2011 7:19:58 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Cheetahcat

You are assuming liberals can read.


12 posted on 08/29/2011 7:20:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Red Badger
Democrats aren’t welcome at 4th of July parades. Oh, I forgot. THEY DON’T GO ANYWAY..................

Good point. Increasingly, they don't much care for actual "labor", either. At least not if they have to work.

13 posted on 08/29/2011 7:21:14 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: redreno

Fear on display from the left? Can’t keep people in line, if they have no fear.


14 posted on 08/29/2011 7:21:31 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Red Badger

Just from this thread’s headline, I knew it was going to be in Wisconsin. It’s just who they are.


15 posted on 08/29/2011 7:23:12 AM PDT by PfromHoGro (RINOs give Rhino a bad name, & Oil = Recycled Solar Power)
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To: redreno

What about the worker’s right to have their employer NOT GO OUT OF BUSINESS DUE TO OVERREGULATION AND A SH*TTY ECONOMY?


16 posted on 08/29/2011 7:23:27 AM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: Texas Eagle
Labor Day is the only holiday on which I don't fly the flag. Flame away if you must. I'm prepared for it.

My dad use to fly the flag upside down on that day. ( He did this during the Clinton era..) He was a WWII vet, who quit high school early to join too.

17 posted on 08/29/2011 7:26:12 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Texas Eagle

That is a good idea in general...the idea of beginning to change THEIR symbolic days and celebrations, change THEIR words, change THEIR culture. That is what they have done, bit by bit to our culture. We HAD to have MLK day and we HAD to get rid of Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday as official holidays and combine them into the absurd and meaningless “President’s Day.” We HAD to change the names of schools and streets from historic American names to names of their chosen heroes. We HAD to get rid of the things in schools which connected generations of children back to things their grandparents had done, etc. But in no instance can I think of something that changed the other way. So yes, it would be fun to erase or change something that they hold dear.


18 posted on 08/29/2011 7:26:29 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (I didn't say it was your fault. I said I am going to BLAME you.)
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To: All

Hopefully, they’ll go as private citizens and watch & mingle with the crowd. Be brave.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 7:28:12 AM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: Texas Eagle
The first thing President Perry should do is change the name of Labor Day to Free Enterprise Day.

ROFLMAO I'm going to send that as a quote to my teacher's union reps just to watch their heads explode....

20 posted on 08/29/2011 7:29:20 AM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: P from Sheb

Their heads really are full of cheese.........


21 posted on 08/29/2011 7:29:42 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: redreno
We need to start a campaign to change the end of summer holiday weekend to something less marxist.

Any suggestions?

22 posted on 08/29/2011 7:30:48 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: redreno
Labor Day is an illegal holiday supporting illegal groups who wish to install an illegal government.

It needs to be done away with.

Here's What I'm Watching TodayTM

23 posted on 08/29/2011 7:31:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("I'm Bringing Tagline Back" -- Justin Timberlake, 2002)
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To: RockinRight
What about the worker’s right to have their employer NOT GO OUT OF BUSINESS DUE TO OVERREGULATION AND A SH*TTY ECONOMY?

You have to remember one of the key aspects of a communist society - the only employer is the communist party via the government. Therefore, if the employer isn't under the direct control of the communist party, it MUST go out of business, because otherwise it competes with the communist party as an employer.

24 posted on 08/29/2011 7:32:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: redreno
I read recently that since Indiana Gov Mitch Daniels eliminated the dues check-off for government employees, some 90% are NOT paying their dues.

Maybe WI GOP officialsshould hold a SEPARATE, BUT PARALLEL , parade, for workers who don't utilize dues check -off.

25 posted on 08/29/2011 7:34:45 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: redreno

Hmmmm ... sounds like a tax status should be at risk


26 posted on 08/29/2011 7:36:18 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: redreno
So much for being “inclusive” and embracing the “other”.
27 posted on 08/29/2011 7:36:46 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Texas Eagle

That is an Excellent Idea, my FRiend!

“Free Enterprise Day!”
I LIKE it!


28 posted on 08/29/2011 7:37:23 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: dusttoyou

Sure does. Looks like a slight misspelling of “Rathke” as in Wade.


29 posted on 08/29/2011 7:38:02 AM PDT by icanhasbailout (Draft Napolitano 2012)
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To: ExSoldier

The first thing President Perry should do is change the name of Labor Day to Free Enterprise Day.

ROFLMAO I’m going to send that as a quote to my teacher’s union reps just to watch their heads explode....


I love it. Maybe “Opportunity Day” has a nice ring that also works well with the spirit of going back to school.

Land of opportunity. Equality of opportunity.


30 posted on 08/29/2011 7:42:46 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Are you better off now than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: redreno

I guess “Labor” Day is like Martin Luther King Day for our Bolshevik minority.


31 posted on 08/29/2011 7:45:55 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: redreno

If I were a GOP politician, I wouldn’t want to participate in their Communist parade anyway.


32 posted on 08/29/2011 7:47:22 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: redreno

The council includes about 30 local unions from the Marathon County area.
Wonder if Obama’s going to be the piccolo player in the marching band?.


33 posted on 08/29/2011 7:47:49 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: redreno
HEADLINE: UPDATE: GOP Politicians Banned from Labor Union Goon Day Parade

There. I fixed it.

34 posted on 08/29/2011 7:48:53 AM PDT by Gritty (We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Texas Eagle

That is a capital idea!


35 posted on 08/29/2011 7:53:15 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: redreno

Using public streets for the parade? Tax money being used to pay for law enforcement and street barricades? Anything in the parade agreement about denying participation based on political affiliation?

Just askin’.


36 posted on 08/29/2011 7:55:05 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: redreno
Public event, public access - show up anyway. What does the parade permit say? File suit to mess up the organizers day, etc. etc. They want a culture war, give them one.
37 posted on 08/29/2011 8:07:02 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: redreno

Republicans not invited to Participate in this years Labor Day Parade!

by Marathon County Central Labor Council Afl-Cio on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:46pm.

As many of you may have already heard the Marathon County Labor Council has decided not to allow the Republicans in the parade this year, here is the comment I put out:

The Wausau Labor Day Parade is a time to celebrate the working men and women of Wisconsin. It is not a political event or stop on the campaign trail. It is a time for working families to come together to celebrate their hard work and a time where we recognize the labor movement for all they have given us — the weekend, the 40 hour work week, child labor protection, a safe work environment. It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite elected officials who have openly attacked worker’s rights or stood idly by while their political party fought to strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain.”

Randy Radtke

President Marathon County Labor Council AFL-CIO

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marathon-County-Central-Labor-Council-Afl-Cio/192973347407395

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Jean Listinsky Labor Day originated as a way to honor the fact that labor unions had recently brought about an improved standard of living for many hard-working average Americans. Current Repubs are rescinding those gains and ripping apart workers’ families’ lives. It would be ludicrous for the current Repubs to be present at such a celebration. I would have to wonder why they would even want to be there...
23 hours ago ·

Wisconsin Against The Fist Thank you for banning Republicans now we can celebrate LABOR DAY the way it should be CELEBRATING LABOR not glorifying lazy union workers.
12 hours ago.


38 posted on 08/29/2011 8:07:02 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: redreno


39 posted on 08/29/2011 8:10:58 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

are they getting enough to eat out there?


40 posted on 08/29/2011 8:15:12 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (breaking wind to the East..)
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To: redreno

Anyone who supports the right of a worker to a secret ballot, or the right to work, or the right to freely associate, or to petition for redress of grievance, or to harrassment free work places, or to common sense in doing one’s job is a true supporter of workers.


41 posted on 08/29/2011 8:16:18 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Red Badger

Here


42 posted on 08/29/2011 8:17:11 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Texas Eagle
Labor Day is the only holiday on which I don't fly the flag. Flame away if you must. I'm prepared for it.

Labor Day is a socialist holiday. Flying the flag would aggravate them. Do it!

43 posted on 08/29/2011 8:18:06 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: redreno

Marathon County Central Labor Council Afl-Cio

Wausau Labor Day Parade is just around the corner if you would like to participate in this years Labor Day Parade or put a ad in our Labor Day Book please contact me Randy Radtke Pres. Marathon County Labor Council @ 715-370-8908 or email me @rkradtke@solarus.biz. Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker supporters are not welcome this year so if you support Walkers attack on Labor don’t even bother calling.
July 10 at 2:35pm

http://tinyurl.com/3mw8t5w


44 posted on 08/29/2011 8:22:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: redreno

Well....I would be surprised if any of them would have wanted to go.


45 posted on 08/29/2011 8:23:23 AM PDT by Grunthor (In order; Perry, Palin. None of the rest matter 'til the general)
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To: redreno

Trumka and Radtke are urging a return to the days when unions were strong and the labor movement’s leaders had backbones. And they are wise to do so. By allowing politicians who vote against working people to participate in Labor Day activities, unions are aiding and abetting the slick-talking Tea Party Republicans in their deception of the electorate. It is this implicit endorsement by organized labor that has emboldened the right wing to launch the worst assault on worker’s rights in modern history. If the labor movement is to survive, complacency must be replaced by action. Previous generations fought hard for the rights many workers take for granted today. Refusing to allow anti-union politicians to hide behind a day dedicated to celebrating those accomplishments is a step in the right direction.

In northern Minnesota, the roots of trade unionism run deep. The early miners on the Iron Range fought a long, hard and sometimes bloody battle against the Steel Trust for the right to organize. Louis Oberstar, father of former congressman Jim Oberstar, was one of those brave workers and proudly held union card #1. Those very same United Steel Workers won the battle to include health care benefits in union contracts. It is a slap in the face to the families of those early trade unionists that the current 8th district congressman, Chip Cravaack (who sees health care as a privilege, has co-authored legislation to make it more difficult for workers to unionize and opposes the Employee Free Choice Act) is being allowed to walk in Labor Day parades in northern Minnesota.

Bud Malone, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry under Governor Wendell Anderson, summed it up quite nicely (via Facebook):

Cheers to Randy Radtke and the union members he represents. Let bygones be bygones my a**. The Republicans and those that write cute little anti union comments should hold their own little promenade.

http://www.mnprogressiveproject.com/diary/9957/antiunion-politicians-do-not-belong-at-labor-day-activities


46 posted on 08/29/2011 8:27:30 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: redreno

Kind of ironic that the folks who want to work as little as possible, or get WAY over compensated for said work, and who want redistribute other people’s money hold labor day as their high holy day.
Labor Day and Holloween?
Or, maybe not.


47 posted on 08/29/2011 8:29:35 AM PDT by Leep
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To: redreno

They get away with this because of a popular misconception that successful upper-income professionals and managers do not “labor.” Most high earners work 6-7 days/week, even to the extent of neglecting their families. If the statisticians divided the earnings of successful people by the number of hours worked,the reported disparities in hourly income would be reduced.


48 posted on 08/29/2011 8:30:47 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: Crichton; Texas Eagle

OK, I see room for a compromise here. I’ll fly my Gadsden flag ;-)


49 posted on 08/29/2011 8:32:29 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: dusttoyou

Probably related to the Radtkes who founded Acorn.


50 posted on 08/29/2011 8:32:53 AM PDT by Melchior
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