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Wisconsin Democrats could stay away for weeks
AP via Yahoo ^ | 2/18/11 | By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

Posted on 02/18/2011 1:09:24 PM PST by Jean S

Wisconsin Democrats could stay away for weeks

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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To: Jean S

Is there anything we can do to help?


101 posted on 02/18/2011 4:20:32 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jean S

102 posted on 02/18/2011 4:25:17 PM PST by epithermal
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To: Jean S

Declare them enemies of the state and arrest them for treason.


103 posted on 02/18/2011 4:25:43 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: ChocChipCookie
I wonder how that’s going to go over with wives, kids, and any jobs or businesses they have.

Like that even matters to these hacks? They would run over their own grandmas to kiss the rumps of the union pimps that own these whores.

104 posted on 02/18/2011 4:30:49 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (My State Senator fled to Illinois and all I got was a lousy union protest.)
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To: Jim 0216
Here's a list of Wisconsin state senators:

Wisconsin senators
I suggest sending a message of support to the republicans and a critical message to the democrats who are hiding out in Illinois.

Pressure from those outside of WI could have an impact.

You could also send a message of support to Scott Walker here:

govgeneral@wisconsin.gov

105 posted on 02/18/2011 4:33:40 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Fishtalk

Couldn’t they vote on a bill to get rid of the unions? Then they could vote when the dimwits get back on the pension/health costs.

“The Wisconsin Constitution, however, only requires that three-fifths of each chamber to be in attendance for “any law which imposes, continues or renews a tax, or creates a debt or charge, or makes, continues or renews an appropriation of public or trust money, or releases, discharges or commutes a claim or demand of the state.”

So if Republicans included non-fiscal, but still controversial provisions, in a separate bill — including, potentially, the provisions regarding collective bargaining — legally they’d only need 17 senators for a vote to be held, Esenberg said. That means Republicans could vote without a single Democrat being present, he said.”

I’m a news junkie too lol my daughter knows all about this I was going to tell her but she knew already. I would characterize them as middle class. My grandchildren are in WI schools though, however their teachers were not gone. My son in law told me this morning that he had a discussion with my oldest grand daughter since this was being discussed in school and she asked him about it. He explained to her the other side of the story. They are small business owners and he explained expenses from that angle as well.

I can just imagine if this came up today she is one who will present the other side of the story intelligently even if it’s not popular. Knowing her she was looking for ammunition to do just that and knowing my son in law I would say she was now fully armed.

I think your right about the Joe six packs all those we talk to seem to be on the side of the Governor. My daughter said the majority of her customers the bulk of which are Joe six pack and middle class are with the Gov. though some feel the need to explain they like the teachers.


106 posted on 02/18/2011 5:01:46 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: Jean S

Wow, think of the massive lay offs at the Gay bars in Madison !!!


107 posted on 02/18/2011 5:12:18 PM PST by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: meyer; A_Former_Democrat
These ba$tard$ are hiding and evading in Illinois! The Rockford IL Tea Party "outed" these guys holing up at a Rockford-area hotel!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Wisconsin Senators Found In Illinois

108 posted on 02/18/2011 5:25:23 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Jean S
If anyone needs a bus ride to tomorrow's Madison rally, sign up here.

If anyone is driving to Madistan, here's a map with parking garages.

And if you live in western Wis. and can't get to Madistan, Minnesota unionists will be gathering in Hudson for their own rally and the locals should meet them there.

You may show support for Gov. Walker's Budget Repair bill by signing this petition, set up by the WisGOP.

Patriots are meeting around 10am at the south steps of the capitol.

109 posted on 02/18/2011 5:26:58 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: NormsRevenge

See my post at #108 or so. The Rockford IL Tea Partiers are chasing ‘em down!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!


110 posted on 02/18/2011 5:45:02 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Jean S

I think that the pubbies should post

“WANTED: Deadbeat Dhimmicrat”

signs all over with picture featuring the various cowards.


111 posted on 02/18/2011 5:50:56 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Anyone find it a coincidence that all the dems bolted for Chicago?

They are just returning to the Mother Ship.

112 posted on 02/18/2011 6:44:47 PM PST by The Theophilus (Pray for Obama (Psalms 109:8))
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To: Jean S

These pathetic DIMocRATs are disgusting. When they have the majority, they lock out opponents and won’t entertain discussion. When they get the minority, they run away so as to disrupt. Give these fools noi quarter at any level. No quarter to these destroyers of freedom and culture. No quarter.


113 posted on 02/18/2011 6:58:31 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Jean S

These pathetic DIMocRATs are disgusting. When they have the majority, they lock out opponents and won’t entertain discussion. When they get the minority, they run away so as to disrupt. Give these fools no quarter at any level. No quarter to these destroyers of freedom and culture. No quarter.


114 posted on 02/18/2011 6:58:48 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Man I wish I could go to that rally!! No doubt we will outnumber the sand-baggers!


115 posted on 02/18/2011 8:01:15 PM PST by Outraged At FLA
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To: Darksheare

Send the guarantors of personal economic liberty (state tax auditors) after them too. Freeze and seize everything they own. Hunger is a powerful motivator.


116 posted on 02/18/2011 8:46:53 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: OldDeckHand

It’s 2/3rds, according to the Wisconsin constitution. I’d been thinking the same thing myself


117 posted on 02/18/2011 8:56:06 PM PST by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: Jean S

LOCK THEM OUT. If and when they return, do NOT give them admittance to the statehouse. BAR THEM. They no longer represent the people of Wisconsin... They walked away from their oaths, so fire them without the benefit of an election. If they show up... physically prevent their entry by whatever means necessary. You can figure that out for yourselves. They want war. Fine... Give it to them in spades. It is time to not only “take off the gloves,” but to use brass knuckles against these bastards.


118 posted on 02/18/2011 9:20:21 PM PST by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: Jean S

I like the idea of exporting Democrats to Illinois. There’s about a million more from Wisconsin that could go.


119 posted on 02/19/2011 7:23:35 AM PST by Hamilcar_Barca
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To: OldDeckHand
Article IV, Section 7 of the Wisconsin constitution:

Each house shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members; and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as each house may provide.

Article VIII, Section 8, Wisconsin Constitution:

On the passage in either house of the legislature of any law which imposes, continues or renews a tax, or creates a debt or charge, or makes, continues or renews an appropriation of public or trust money, or releases, discharges or commutes a claim or demand of the state, the question shall be taken by yeas and nays, which shall be duly entered on the journal; and three-fifths of all the members elected to such house shall in all such cases be required to constitute a quorum therein.

Regrettably, Article IV, Section 8 requires a two-thirds vote of all members elected to expel a member. I would think that suspending the pay of any absent member would be permitted under IV.7. Potentially they could get away with hiring a bounty hunter and upon not finding the person, declare the seat vacant.

120 posted on 02/19/2011 9:50:06 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack
"Potentially they could get away with hiring a bounty hunter..."

Hey, if they can draft something analogous to a letter of marque, I'd happily do it for free - I'd bring 'em back, stripped bare and hand-cuffed to each, and after I chained them to the dais on the legislative floor, I'd walk outside and auction off their confiscated possessions for my compensation.

Mission accomplished.

121 posted on 02/19/2011 9:55:51 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Jean S

Zatso?

I bet if Gov Walker cancels their state senate credit cards they’ll come home rather than buy their own food and pay for their own lodging.


122 posted on 02/19/2011 12:41:14 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 760 of our national holiday from reality. - It's almost 3 AM)
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