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Leader: Wis. Senate to convene without Democrats
Yahoo/AP ^ | 2/20/11 | RYAN J. FOLEY

Posted on 02/20/2011 3:11:00 PM PST by EBH

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin's senate majority leader says the chamber will convene to pass non-spending bills and act on appointments Tuesday even if minority Democrats remain out of state.

Republican Sen. Scott Fitzgerald told The Associated Press on Sunday that he would be reviewing which bills and appointees to schedule for action. He says senators can't wait around "twiddling their thumbs" until the Democrats return.

Fourteen Democrats fled to Illinois last week to delay action on a budget bill that would effectively eliminate collective bargaining rights for most public employees. Republicans need 20 of 33 members to have a quorum to pass any spending bill but only a simple majority of 17 for other items.

Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller says Democrats will not return until Gov. Scott Walker is ready to compromise on his labor proposal.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2ndcivilwar; civilwarii; democrats; hide; run; walker; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
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Looks like they might be reading FR?
1 posted on 02/20/2011 3:11:01 PM PST by EBH
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To: EBH

It would be to their benefit.
They must think out of the box and break this
demorat tactic HARD.


2 posted on 02/20/2011 3:13:34 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EBH

Now is a great time to pass a bill requiring proof of eligibility to get on the ballot as a presidential candidate.


3 posted on 02/20/2011 3:14:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: EBH

I keep sending them links, LOL! :)


4 posted on 02/20/2011 3:14:07 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: EBH; nina0113; Yooper4Life; TheConservativeParty; Hamilcar_Barca; sgtyork; 50cal Smokepole; ...
Wisconsin Conservative Politics Ping List Ping!
5 posted on 02/20/2011 3:14:59 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: EBH

Unless they somehow got leaves of absence, the RAT senators are violating several of the Wisconsin Senate rules. I couldn’t find anything about penalties, though. If this was the private sector, they would be considered to have abandoned their jobs after 3 days.


6 posted on 02/20/2011 3:16:07 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

They need to get about the business of the State. There are lots of other things that need to get done and when democrats whine about it later...

They are the one’s that walked out on their constituents.


7 posted on 02/20/2011 3:16:24 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

they should pass constitutional carry laws like we have in AZ. that would be a big FU to the dems


8 posted on 02/20/2011 3:16:56 PM PST by henry_reardon
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To: cripplecreek

In Order

1. Voter ID
2. Right to Work
3. Concealed Carry
4. Immigration
5. Eligibility

Eligibility in this State won’t matter (ignoring that is should matter) if the voter rolls are legit.


9 posted on 02/20/2011 3:17:29 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: EBH

“...Democrats will not return until Gov. Scott Walker is ready to compromise on his labor proposal.”

So, what will Dem’s do when 11,000 folks get laid off, due to their tantrum?

I don’t see any NEED for compromise here, as it will only encourage the brats!


10 posted on 02/20/2011 3:17:44 PM PST by G Larry
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To: cripplecreek

> some of us are going to be surprised by a disagreeable
> outcome.

Yes, as well as proof of residency and US citizenship for voters, and a law providing felony jail terms for voting more than once, or in more than one location, in the same election.


11 posted on 02/20/2011 3:18:11 PM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: G Larry

I sort of chuckled when I saw them interviewing a woman...she said she would gladly pay more to have XYZ....

I thought to myself, isn’t that exactly what you are being asked to do?


12 posted on 02/20/2011 3:19:39 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

The GOP should pass School Vouchers to counter the teacher sick out.


13 posted on 02/20/2011 3:21:10 PM PST by Psycho_Runner (I never voted for change, I prefer folding money.)
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To: EBH

What happens if nobody calls for a quorum and all votes are by voice vote?


14 posted on 02/20/2011 3:21:23 PM PST by djpg
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To: EBH

1) Photo ID to vote
2) Open carry for licensed gun owners
3) Proof of eligibility for all presidential candidates beginning in 2012.


15 posted on 02/20/2011 3:21:45 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: EBH

Looks like they might be reading FR? >>>>>

They know Senate rules better than any Freeper! If they didn’t then they did a quick study over the weekend. They can and will pass non-spending bills and make Democrat heads explode


16 posted on 02/20/2011 3:22:53 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: EBH
Wisconsin's senate majority leader says the chamber will convene to pass non-spending bills ..........

Cull out the collective bargaining portion of the current budget bill and vote on it as a stand-alone non-budget bill.

17 posted on 02/20/2011 3:23:36 PM PST by umgud
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To: MNlurker
3. Open/Concealed Carry, no permit required

Fixed it for you.

18 posted on 02/20/2011 3:23:48 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: kittymyrib

4) Right to Work legislation
5) Personhood Amendment (is that possible, with only a simple majority?)


19 posted on 02/20/2011 3:24:31 PM PST by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: EBH

CHECKMATE!! ....... Wisconsin has three months to pass a spending bill. No hurry. Let the Donks stay AWOL while non-spending bills get passed


20 posted on 02/20/2011 3:25:10 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: EBH

GREAT !!

I hope they read this : PLEASE ESPECIALLY pass a “Gotta have ID to Vote” and “Gotta Have a LEGAL Birth Certificate to Run for POTUS” laws while the dems are out.

If Obamassiah sees those pass, IMHO, he is DONE for 2012.


21 posted on 02/20/2011 3:25:51 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: EBH

“Fourteen Democrats fled to Illinois ... “

Ummmmmmmmmmm ... CHICAGO?


22 posted on 02/20/2011 3:26:07 PM PST by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: djpg

“What happens if nobody calls for a quorum and all votes are by voice vote?”

All in favor, say “Aye.” — “Aye

Opposed — silence

The Ayes have it.


23 posted on 02/20/2011 3:27:11 PM PST by eCSMaster (My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.)
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To: MNlurker

Good list! Works for me!


24 posted on 02/20/2011 3:27:45 PM PST by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: G Larry

Hire 11,000 unemployeds that want to work without needing the union goons telling them how to tie their shoes.


25 posted on 02/20/2011 3:28:14 PM PST by rhubarbk
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To: paladinan

A constitutional amendment needs to be passed by two separate sessions of the legislature, then passed by a statewide referendum.


26 posted on 02/20/2011 3:28:49 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL! Troublemaker!


27 posted on 02/20/2011 3:29:52 PM PST by rabidralph ((Mu)Barak must go!)
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To: Psycho_Runner

OH! There you go!


28 posted on 02/20/2011 3:30:05 PM PST by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: MNlurker; Diana in Wisconsin

#6. 2012 POTUS candidates MUST show a LEGAL Birth Certificate !!


29 posted on 02/20/2011 3:30:12 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

YESS!!


30 posted on 02/20/2011 3:32:34 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: jessduntno

Why don’t the Republicans hire a school bus and find one senator in his hotel and reconvene the vote there.

I’ve never witnessed such a group of childish people.


31 posted on 02/20/2011 3:32:40 PM PST by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards lying to me.)
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To: EBH
Wooohoooo! Now you're talking ! Taking Care of Business!

Get er done! Before those AWOL heathen get back!

32 posted on 02/20/2011 3:33:12 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: EBH; Lazamataz

Yes, they must be reading here. I think Laz is right. Basic math says you round up or down to the closest integer. That would mean the RATS are superfluous and the pubbies have a quorum.

They have a quorum but do they have the testosterone to act on it? Maybe.


33 posted on 02/20/2011 3:33:46 PM PST by Jemian
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To: jessduntno
Actually they were in Rockford.

Two of my brothers were there last week to bring the body of my oldest brother back home.

34 posted on 02/20/2011 3:34:02 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: EBH

He He!


35 posted on 02/20/2011 3:34:08 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishmt R,epublicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: EBH
Public unions are ONLY good for the employees they empower and grant goodies to. They are bad for regular working people who foot the big bills; they are horrible for elections as they tend to skew the vote by working for Dems, both with their state collected dues and their organizational help and fradulent votes garnered.

Unions were originally for the worker; now they are for the big bosses who wheel and deal and could not care less for the good of this country, workers, or even their own union people. They are bullies and thugs and this busing in protesters needs to be made a felony with a big fine.

Go Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans.

If I lived in one of the Dem districts, I would start a recall for my critter.

vaudine

36 posted on 02/20/2011 3:34:08 PM PST by vaudine
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To: EBH

The longer the senate rats stay in hiding the less relevant they will become. They’ll be like stale bread and yesterday’s news. Yawn. Union: FAIL!!


37 posted on 02/20/2011 3:34:25 PM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: timestax

OBOBO , take note.


38 posted on 02/20/2011 3:35:16 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: mware

Oh gosh. I am sorry for your troubles. Prayers.


39 posted on 02/20/2011 3:35:41 PM PST by jessduntno ("That 3 a.m. phone call from Egypt to Obama went right to the answering machine." - Sarah Palin)
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To: EBH

WooHoo!


40 posted on 02/20/2011 3:36:14 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: tet68

When does the union contract end?


41 posted on 02/20/2011 3:36:28 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks EBH. -and-
42 posted on 02/20/2011 3:36:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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calling on Walker to drop the plan they consider an assault on workers' rights.

It's a twofer. The rats are absent not because they give a twit about so called worker rights. They are gone because the bill is an assault on the funding of rat politicians, a fact that I must have missed scanning the column.

43 posted on 02/20/2011 3:36:56 PM PST by Jacquerie (We are no longer governed, we are ruled.)
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To: vaudine

The union is a special interest group of the democrats.

It is up to the democrats to either return and negotiate, return and explain fiscal responsibility to the union or consider themselves null and void.


44 posted on 02/20/2011 3:37:14 PM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: EBH

“They are the one’s that walked out on their constituents...”

CLUELESS Constituents! The LibTards I still deign to talk to think they are brilliant, BRILLIANT in their ‘strategery’ to...RUN AWAY, LOL!


45 posted on 02/20/2011 3:38:02 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: cripplecreek
Now is a great time to pass a bill requiring proof of eligibility to get on the ballot as a presidential candidate.

And require photo-ID to vote. While they're at it, pass Vermont-style CCW, and "Make My Day".

46 posted on 02/20/2011 3:38:10 PM 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: donhunt

discourage them from coming back while you pass every non budget item..


47 posted on 02/20/2011 3:38:41 PM PST by richardtavor (One of the rare establishmt R,epublicans backed by the "Tea Party" movement that wants limited gove)
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To: dennisw
They can and will pass non-spending bills and make Democrat heads explode Oh my favorite. "Don't get mad, get even".
48 posted on 02/20/2011 3:39:13 PM PST by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: jessduntno
Thank you for your prayers.
49 posted on 02/20/2011 3:39:15 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: timestax
OBOBO, write yourself a post-it memo ==STAY OUT OF Wisconsin's BUSINESS!
50 posted on 02/20/2011 3:39:37 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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