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Groups explore recalling missing (Wisconsin) Democrats - Plan to file paperwork on Monday
CBS 58 ^ | 2/18/11 | Aaron Wiens

Posted on 02/18/2011 6:40:18 PM PST by Libloather

Groups explore recalling missing Democrats
Plan to file paperwork on Monday
Article Author: Aaron Wiens
18 February 2011 07:54PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Groups are taking the first steps toward recalling two Democratic state senators who have fled the Capitol to avoid a vote on an anti-union bill.

A group of citizens in Kenosha say they plan to file paperwork on Monday to form an exploratory committee to recall Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie.

In Eagle River, another group is preparing to file paperwork to form a committee to explore recalling Jim Holperin of Conover.

Wirch and Holperin are two of the 14 Senate Democrats boycotting the state Capitol to avoid a vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's bill...

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs58.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: democrats; fleas; freedom; missing; recall; teapartyexpress; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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1 posted on 02/18/2011 6:40:20 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Git ‘er done!


2 posted on 02/18/2011 6:41:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye
GO FOR IT!!!!!! This has got to be stopped, before it turns ugly(ier).

FIRE THEM ALL FOR AN ILLEGAL STIKE.
3 posted on 02/18/2011 6:43:58 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Libloather
Way to go!

they don't want to do their jobs - they go AWOL - fire their buts.

4 posted on 02/18/2011 6:45:06 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: Libloather

I love it, but some judge will probably bring it all to a screeching halt.


5 posted on 02/18/2011 6:46:29 PM PST by Califreak (Soros is the root of all evil)
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To: Libloather; All

I hope I do not offend anyone.....but this is totally funny....the “Runaway Representatives”.

Is there a 1-800 number people can call...”Have You Seen My State Legislator? Please Call 1-800-YOU-WUSS if you find them”


6 posted on 02/18/2011 6:47:24 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: Libloather

I luv it. Fire them all.


7 posted on 02/18/2011 6:48:03 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Libloather

I think an old time dead or alive poster would be better. I love history stuff.


8 posted on 02/18/2011 6:48:08 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Libloather

I say have the Republicans start passing every bill they want that doesn’t need a majority and see how fast they run back. Concealed carry rights done etc etc


9 posted on 02/18/2011 6:49:33 PM PST by CONSERVE
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To: CONSERVE

Somebody needs to push an eligibility bill in the state legislature and Obama will bring them back himself.


10 posted on 02/18/2011 6:56:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: bmwcyle
I think an old time dead or alive poster would be better. I love history stuff.....
11 posted on 02/18/2011 6:57:29 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Libloather

Here’s my crazy question. Can’t one of the Republicans change his party to Democrat, vote, and then have a change of heart and decide to switch back?? I’m sure it’s not ethical, but neither is playing hide and go seek when you should be doing your job.


12 posted on 02/18/2011 6:57:35 PM PST by MotherRedDog
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To: cripplecreek

LOL! Good one!


13 posted on 02/18/2011 6:58:22 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (My State Senator fled to Illinois and all I got was a lousy union protest.)
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To: MotherRedDog

The problem is a lack of a quorum. They need 20 warm bodies, party affiliation is not the issue.


14 posted on 02/18/2011 7:06:25 PM PST by Wiser now (Happiness is not an absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.)
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To: bmwcyle
Well, there is the 'wanted' poster that I saw yesterday...


15 posted on 02/18/2011 7:10:28 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Libloather
Sign me up for the recall effort. They'll come back to WI to defend their privileged positions.
16 posted on 02/18/2011 7:15:38 PM PST by Hamilcar_Barca
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To: MotherRedDog
Can’t one of the Republicans change his party to Democrat, vote, and then have a change of heart and decide to switch back??

No they need a quorum of 20 senators. They only have 19.

17 posted on 02/18/2011 7:15:39 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Libloather

Declare their positions vacant and hold an election next week, Friday (when the evening Muslim prayers are over).


18 posted on 02/18/2011 7:19:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Libloather

Latest joke going around here:

Wisconsin has declared a special open season on Democrats. They taste just like chicken.


19 posted on 02/18/2011 7:19:10 PM PST by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: MotherRedDog

Great idea.


20 posted on 02/18/2011 7:20:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Libloather

Cowards. They did this in Texas a few years ago too. The slimy demos, led by the senator from my district, Leticia van de Fatt Butt, ran like children to new Mexico.

It’s one thing to bargain in bad faith, which the dems do all the time. It’s yet another to have no spine and not even show up. There ought be a law. I’m not kidding. You shouldn’t be able to pull stunts like this. It’s not funny.


21 posted on 02/18/2011 7:21:00 PM PST by Felis_irritable
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To: meyer
ya know, lookin at that set of scumbags, i believe the only thing they have in common is a deep commitment to the commie utopia...

all 14 and not a single 'maverick'...

22 posted on 02/18/2011 7:23:51 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Libloather
Groups are taking the first steps toward recalling two Democratic state senators who have fled the Capitol to avoid a vote on an anti-union bill.

Fine idea but what are their chances of succeeding considering the voting population of the districts.

23 posted on 02/18/2011 7:24:09 PM PST by Pontiac
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Not offended and that was funny!

I am amused at the ridiculous hype our media is giving this protest. The children who are missing school will hopefully learn a lesson more valuable than anything they would be learning in their classroom.

Civil servants work for the people and the people have spoken. It’s about time for the Governor to explore the Reagan Air Traffic Controller option.

On the way home tonight listening to Jason Lewis show (not very familiar with him) and he had a great caller who had determined it took 25 private workers in the state to support each teacher with taxes. Guessing 20 of them have the sense to see how unsustainable that is and I bet they don’t get a pay raise everywhere or a retirement that compares for working 9.5 months out of the year.


24 posted on 02/18/2011 7:26:42 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: Pontiac

I’m pretty sure both areas have Republican House members now after Nov elections. People are pretty pissed Statewide and I think fleeing the State instead of voting could be their political death sentence.


25 posted on 02/18/2011 7:28:01 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Perfect! An 800 number for missing dim runaway Rats.


26 posted on 02/18/2011 7:33:36 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: meyer
FUNNY! Should be plastered all over the State.

What a great big bunch of cowards.

27 posted on 02/18/2011 7:34:31 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: bmwcyle

Why bother. They are shooting themselves in the foot. What a laughingstock.


28 posted on 02/18/2011 7:42:49 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: TigersEye

My State Senator, Tim Carpenter is also missing. I prefer, however, that he stay missing indefinitely. The longer they drag this out, the worse it gets for them and their union boss puppetmasters. Pretty soon, they’ll be suing for peace. I want to see them grovel.


29 posted on 02/18/2011 7:45:30 PM PST by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
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To: Jane Long

The runaways are in a pickle. they are wanting to collectivly bargain for money that does not exist. Never forget. Socialism only works til it runs out of OPM. Well they are broke. Maybe they could give them some IOU’s. Actually Obama will use this to try to start bailing out the states.


30 posted on 02/18/2011 7:46:11 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Libloather

I like the idea of separating a couple jackasses from the herd and targeting them.


31 posted on 02/18/2011 7:47:58 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: Libloather

KICK AZZ!


32 posted on 02/18/2011 7:50:12 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO.)
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To: meyer

Hmmm........nobody named Wirch is pictured on the poster.


33 posted on 02/18/2011 7:51:40 PM PST by ratsreek
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To: meyer

THANK YOU!

I wanted to see these AZZES faces. Are there addresses?


34 posted on 02/18/2011 7:52:08 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO.)
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To: Libloather

The true Americans who have had enough of the Socialists are starting to speak. There should be paperwork filed in each district to recall each one. This could not happen soon enough.


35 posted on 02/18/2011 7:55:19 PM PST by reader25
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To: cripplecreek

ROTFLMAO!


36 posted on 02/18/2011 7:57:06 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Libloather

The Dims in TX did this some years ago. The issue was the mid decade congressional redistricting - the brain child of Tom Delay. There was lots of smoke and dust and wailing and gnashing of teeth. They ran to NM and OK. It is sort of like waiting for the alcoholic to come back for the half empty 5th of whiskey. Sooner or later they came dragging back. And TX was redistricted, and the dust settled, and the balance shifted to the Republicans in the way it should have in the first place. Patience and stout hearts.


37 posted on 02/18/2011 7:59:19 PM PST by RedElement
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To: Libloather

Glad to hear a formerly very blue state is waking up and smelling something rotten in OshKosh. LOL


38 posted on 02/18/2011 8:05:22 PM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: ratsreek

Wirch - third from the right, bottom row.


39 posted on 02/18/2011 8:05:51 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Don’t know any addresses. I actually got the image from a thread yesterday, and saved it for future reference. I also sent it out to our bulk email people so that word could get out around here.


40 posted on 02/18/2011 8:08:17 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: CONSERVE

My understanding is that there has to be 20 Senators present to vote, our Team only has 19


41 posted on 02/18/2011 8:11:13 PM PST by DAC21
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To: TribalPrincess2U
•Tim Carpenter
(608) 266-8535
•Spencer Coggs
(608) 266-2500
•Tim Cullen
(608) 266-2253
•Jon Erpenbach
(608) 266-6670
•Dave Hansen
(608) 266-5670
•Jim Holperin
(608) 266-2509
•Robert Jauch
(608) 266-3510
•Chris Larson
(608) 266-7505
•Julie Lassa
(608) 266-3123
•Mark Miller
(608) 266-9170
•Fred Risser
(608) 266-1627
•Lena Taylor
(608) 266-5810
•Kathleen Vinehout
(608) 266-8546
•Robert Wirch
(608) 267-8979
42 posted on 02/18/2011 8:12:06 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Somebody who is good in Photoshop should take portrait shots of each of these reps and modify their eyes to look like the eyes of The Runaway Bride.

Just an idea.


43 posted on 02/18/2011 8:16:22 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Libloather

Carpenter’s mailbox is already full. Tried to call earler this a.m. However I did cc him on an email of support to Governor Walker where I mentioned that I was presently without representation in the Senate. Someone replied looking for my address so he could pass my comments along to the proper rep. I gave it to him with both barrels.


44 posted on 02/18/2011 8:30:20 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (My State Senator fled to Illinois and all I got was a lousy union protest.)
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To: meyer

Did his campaign ad start with, “I’m not a Wirch. I’m just a d*ckhead...” ?


45 posted on 02/18/2011 8:31:19 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: Libloather

Cut off their cell phones if they are owned and paided for by the State.

The fugitive leader said they were not all in the same place so cut their communications.

Cut off their e-mail accounts if paid for by the State.

Surround the places they are staying and deny any food or water from reaching them.


46 posted on 02/18/2011 8:35:57 PM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming. RIP Mark Shannon)
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To: Libloather

Be sure to post the url for the org, they will need funds for signature collection.


47 posted on 02/18/2011 8:39:57 PM PST by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: Pontiac

“Fine idea but what are their chances of succeeding considering the voting population of the districts. “

Doesn’t matter if they lose the recall election. They succeed merely by getting it on the ballot. Forces the slimy bastards to come scurrying home to defend their privileged positions! Oh, and when they scurry back, then the Wisconsin State Police can escort them to the Senate chambers!


48 posted on 02/18/2011 8:39:57 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: catnipman

Do not assume that the liberals will turn out to vote.


49 posted on 02/18/2011 8:41:20 PM PST by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: TigersEye

Supposedly the Democrats are targeting 9 GOP Senators in a recall.


50 posted on 02/18/2011 8:43:38 PM PST by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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