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Wis. assembly speaker plans vote on Walker's bill
AP Via Press Herald ^ | 2/18/11 | AP

Posted on 02/18/2011 7:54:48 AM PST by Carling

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KEYWORDS: runandhide; unions; vote; walker; wisconsinshowdown
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Dems must have polled last night and found out they have no public support.
1 posted on 02/18/2011 7:54:50 AM PST by Carling
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To: Carling

The problem is not with the Assembly, the problem is with the Senate.


2 posted on 02/18/2011 7:56:22 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: Lazamataz; Admin Moderator

Ah, FoxNews reported it differently.

Thanks Laz!

Mods, please delete or move, because this isn’t Breaking News.


3 posted on 02/18/2011 7:59:07 AM PST by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Lazamataz

The problem is not with the Assembly, the problem is with the Senate.
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Yes, but all dems will start to feel the heat, as more and more days pass, kids don’t return to school, and working parents have to miss work because the kids are at home...this will not end well at all for dem politicians if the keep this up.


4 posted on 02/18/2011 7:59:19 AM PST by Tulane
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To: Carling
Did the Democrats leave anyone behind to force quorum call? Can the Republicans just assert that they have a quorum unless someone in the Senate objects to it and forces the roll to be called?

Also another thread said that only some budget bills require a 2/3 quorum and the Republicans can pass a lot of things in a hurry if there are no Dems in the Senate to slow them down.

5 posted on 02/18/2011 8:01:02 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: KarlInOhio; Lazamataz
They need a 3/5 quorum for appropriations bills (meaning they need one democrat to make 20 present), but non-appropriations bills just need a majority quorum.

I think the Repubs are posturing, and using the Dem absence as an excuse to not actually pass anything which will piss off the unions. The Assembly should be careful to word the bill as a non-appropriations item, and send it to the Senate.

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.

6 posted on 02/18/2011 8:07:07 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: KarlInOhio

That does sound like a good way to bring them back. Start voting on things like redistricting (if it does not require the 2/3 quorum), a firearms bill like that in Indiana, or others that hit them where it hurts.


7 posted on 02/18/2011 8:10:57 AM PST by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: PapaBear3625

sounds good to me...this Minnesotan stands with your idea.


8 posted on 02/18/2011 8:12:06 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: Carling
This public temper tantrum will destroy the Democratic Party. In the end, the vast majority of working class tax payers are sick and tired of supporting a grossly overcompensated bunch of unionized public workers. They are supposed to be serving the public. The public is now beginning to understand how they have been hoodwinked by the Left.
9 posted on 02/18/2011 8:16:56 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: PapaBear3625
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.

LOL. I really like they way you think, PapaBear! Too bad you're not the senate majority leader. It would be fun to watch.

10 posted on 02/18/2011 8:18:56 AM PST by kevao (I)
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To: Lazamataz
A Pew poll released last week found that among a slate of potential state level cuts, rolling back public workers' benefits was the most popular option. Fewer Republicans responded to this poll, too. Even democrats support government union cuts.
Republicans surveyed - 339
Democrats surveyed - 455
Independents surveyed - 511
11 posted on 02/18/2011 8:19:17 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: PapaBear3625
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.

Right! This is a beautiful opportunity. (Conservatives should war-game opportunities like this so we can take full advantage whenever something like this happens. Have bills written and waiting to be submitted for a vote quickly and all that.)

12 posted on 02/18/2011 8:19:37 AM PST by Liberty1970 (Thanking God for many blessings :-))
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To: Carling

Where’s the tea party?

Nowhere.


13 posted on 02/18/2011 8:22:34 AM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: April Lexington

Good God, I HOPE you are right. This stunt the dems are pulling is so blatant, so in your face, so absolutely unimaginably corrupt, it HAS to hurt them. Then again... The American voter put O in the White House. Who can have ANY faith in the Amer. voter?


14 posted on 02/18/2011 8:22:34 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: Carling

Where’s the tea party?

Nowhere.


15 posted on 02/18/2011 8:23:16 AM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: PapaBear3625

The opportunity is ENORMOUS!!!!! But I’m wagering a house, 2 darling children, an Eldorado, a firearms collection (including a really cool suppressed CZ75B), and a wonderful wife, that NOTHING is accomplished. NOTHING good is done, and NO GOOD BILLS are passed. Hell, I’d have passed 20 in the first day.


16 posted on 02/18/2011 8:25:07 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: April Lexington
This public temper tantrum will destroy the Democratic Party. In the end, the vast majority of working class tax payers are sick and tired of supporting a grossly overcompensated bunch of unionized public workers. They are supposed to be serving the public. The public is now beginning to understand how they have been hoodwinked by the Left.

I agree. The democrats are demanding those who have scarified for generations sacrifice even more so the government employees don't have to give up their totally awesome benefits along with everyone else.

17 posted on 02/18/2011 8:26:06 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Doctor 2Brains
The American private sector had better wake up to the fact that the Left has made them little more than serfs to support the privileged government class!
18 posted on 02/18/2011 8:26:26 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: devistate one four
Where’s the tea party? Nowhere.

Dude.

Saturday.

19 posted on 02/18/2011 8:28:01 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: devistate one four
Starting a Tea Party counter protest would be counter productive. The Democrats and the Unions are exposing themselves and turning off thousands of morons who vote Democrat because that's all they can spell. Let the Dems cut their own throats. Plenty of time to protest later after the damage is done. This is a freebee to the Tea Party.
20 posted on 02/18/2011 8:29:03 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: devistate one four
Starting a Tea Party counter protest would be counter productive. The Democrats and the Unions are exposing themselves and turning off thousands of morons who vote Democrat because that's all they can spell. Let the Dems cut their own throats. Plenty of time to protest later after the damage is done. This is a freebee to the Tea Party.
21 posted on 02/18/2011 8:29:13 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
The opportunity is ENORMOUS!!!!! But I’m wagering a house, 2 darling children, an Eldorado, a firearms collection (including a really cool suppressed CZ75B), and a wonderful wife, that NOTHING is accomplished. NOTHING good is done, and NO GOOD BILLS are passed.

I hereby officially accept your bet.

Please post a pic of the wife.

Love,

Laz

22 posted on 02/18/2011 8:29:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: devistate one four
Where’s the tea party? Nowhere.

I think it's good they not get involved right now. They might better stand back and watch the left hang itself. Now is not the time to jump in and save them with a "boogie man" to blame their problems on.

23 posted on 02/18/2011 8:29:36 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: devistate one four
Where’s the tea party?

Nowhere.

Articles that I read yesterday said the Tea Party was in the state capital. And they had pics. You have to understand that the press sides with the unions. They are NOT going to widely report opposition. AND people are being bussed in. The call went out from Organizing America, Obamas outfit.

24 posted on 02/18/2011 8:29:48 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Lazamataz

And you counter wager is...? Fair’s fair and all.


25 posted on 02/18/2011 8:31:03 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: Lazamataz
If the Tea Party starts counter-protesting, the Leftist media will turn the whole shebang against them and before you know it, the national media will be blaming the Tea Party for all of this. Let the Dems hang themselves. Let the dust settle and THEN counter protest to show support for those who are cutting government and making positive changes. Don't let emotions ruin this wonderful Democrat train wreck!
26 posted on 02/18/2011 8:32:10 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
I will consider it all Kabuki-theater posturing unless Repubs start passing stuff that make Dems scream.

They can start with seeing what Senate rules they would like to change (changing requires 2/3 vote OF THOSE PRESENT, but majority makes a quorum).

27 posted on 02/18/2011 8:32:22 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: April Lexington
The American private sector had better wake up to the fact that the Left has made them little more than serfs to support the privileged government class!

Free the Tax Slaves - Starve the Beast.

We can survive without big governments money, but it cannot survive without ours.

28 posted on 02/18/2011 8:32:40 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Doctor 2Brains
And you counter wager is...? Fair’s fair and all.

A great Blackberry automobile-plug phone charger.

It's even in the original packaging!!!!!

29 posted on 02/18/2011 8:33:44 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I think the REPUBS are the maggots who should be voted out. Why is not Wis. as of noon yesterday a right to carry state? Why isn’t the gavel falling every 10 mins. on another conservative fantasy law? Why? Are the Repubs really gonna let the Dems screw them and screw them hard, and NOT pick up the giant machine gun the dems have laid at their feet? Really?


30 posted on 02/18/2011 8:35:09 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: Lazamataz

Hmmm. This IS tempting. You drive a hard bargain, matey.


31 posted on 02/18/2011 8:36:00 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
I'm half a Jew.

Seriously. :)

32 posted on 02/18/2011 8:37:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: devistate one four
Where’s the tea party?

Are you kidding? They are the ones that tracked the AWOL Rats down in that IL hotel. The media couldn't even find them. Sent them scattering like the Rats they are. I think if there is any chance for a vote today, it will be because of the TP scaring a couple of them back over the border to face the music.

33 posted on 02/18/2011 8:41:22 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: devistate one four
"Where’s the tea party?"

Remember, the tea party consists of working America. The ones that can't take off on a moments notice because they have actual jobs they have to perform. Lets see what happens over the weekend. I'll bet the Wisconsin tea party will organize something for the weekend.
34 posted on 02/18/2011 8:41:32 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Doctor 2Brains
I think the REPUBS are the maggots who should be voted out. Why is not Wis. as of noon yesterday a right to carry state? Why isn’t the gavel falling every 10 mins. on another conservative fantasy law? Why? Are the Repubs really gonna let the Dems screw them and screw them hard, and NOT pick up the giant machine gun the dems have laid at their feet? Really?

It's long past time to start screaming at Republican legislators to start passing anything that will make the Dem constituencies scream, rapid fire, until they return.

35 posted on 02/18/2011 8:44:21 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: concerned about politics

not doubting you, but do you have a link ?(so I can show some union members)


36 posted on 02/18/2011 8:45:41 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: PapaBear3625
"I think the Repubs are posturing, and using the Dem absence as an excuse to not actually pass anything which will piss off the unions. The Assembly should be careful to word the bill as a non-appropriations item, and send it to the Senate."

My guess is that this is EXACTLY what is happening if the WISGOP refuses to act.

The GOP better F'ing MAKE this happen or there WILL be HELL to pay. Count on it...

37 posted on 02/18/2011 8:46:25 AM PST by myself6
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To: PapaBear3625

I almost cannot believe I am witnessing this. How can you pass up this opportunity? Could anything be more perfect? Ever?


38 posted on 02/18/2011 8:53:57 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: April Lexington
You are absolutely right. The Dem's and unions are not going to come out looking good on this one. Tea Partiers just sit back with some popcorn. Keep out of this one for now. There will be plenty of time to get involved if we want in Ohio, NJ, ....

What is amazing, is that every time Obama starts to get some momentum and look like he is moving to the middle (I know, just a show), he does something really stupid like weighing in on this issue on the union side. Worse, his political machine is being disclosed to be behind much of the organizing of this turnout. This guy is the gift that keeps on giving (except, of course, for him ruining our country).

39 posted on 02/18/2011 8:58:20 AM PST by dan on the right
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To: Lazamataz

Which half? ;)


40 posted on 02/18/2011 9:01:18 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Carling

Zero is aiming for his Odinga dictatorship moment. He could care less, he would be on both sides heating things up if he could. He wants America to turn banana, and he has succeeded. The poison is in and will remain. The addiction will run its course, and the chemists playing with the addiction to big gov and spending will keep playing.


41 posted on 02/18/2011 9:03:43 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: April Lexington

No, the Tea Party, i.e., the majority of the citizens, should show their support for the Governor’s courageous actions to cut spending and have a prudent fiscal policy. Perception is important. Just allowing the opposition to demonstrate cedes the field to them and the biased MSM.


42 posted on 02/18/2011 9:05:01 AM PST by kabar
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Upper half, with the brain.

Lower half is ALLLLLLLllllllllllllllllllllllll Italian, baby.

43 posted on 02/18/2011 9:06:21 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: dan on the right

Yeah, if they could they would try to water board us and take our homes. THey are going to progress culturaly and localy, as usual, with their fubar feminist lawyers demanding their high. It’s a disgrace. The whole homosexual agenda and unions are behind this, and Zero is of course their main cheer leader and experienced in that stuff. It’s a blood type “we are all on it” type gang statutory rape and incest initiation.


44 posted on 02/18/2011 9:07:05 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrates Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: devistate one four
Where’s the tea party?
Nowhere.


Why should they be? When your enemy is destroying himself, get out of the way.
45 posted on 02/18/2011 9:09:15 AM PST by wasp69 (space for rent)
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To: Carling

Maybe the GOP can say they have “deemed” to have a quorum.

Hell, it worked for Piglosi.


46 posted on 02/18/2011 9:11:28 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: PapaBear3625

Pass a RIGHT-TO-WORK law and the Dems will come back at Warp 9.


47 posted on 02/18/2011 9:12:56 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: Lazamataz; Doctor 2Brains
suppressed CZ75B), and a wonderful wife, that NOTHING is accomplished. NOTHING good is done, and NO GOOD BILLS are passed.

Laz: Please post a pic of the wife.

And a pic of the cool suppressed CZ75. I love Czech hardware.

48 posted on 02/18/2011 9:13:08 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: PapaBear3625

Yes, I finally found the rule on this. Wisconsin Joint Rule 11.

Good point about the non-appropriations bills. Start moving other bills that will hit the Dems where they live as long as they’re going to flip off the people of Wisconsin so publicly.


49 posted on 02/18/2011 9:14:45 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Lazamataz

i doubt the pic is necessary...8^}


50 posted on 02/18/2011 9:14:45 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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