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  • COMMENTARY: Recallistas turn to cannibalism!

    05/22/2012 10:39:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-21-12 | Kevin Binversie
    Recall supporters have turned their attention from character assassination to cannibalism. With recent poll numbers suggesting they’ll lose their 15-month campaign to take down Gov. Scott Walker, the recallistas have begun to eat their own. When the blaming and hating is done — when the smoke clears and the sun dawns June 6 — Walker likely will be the last man standing. In Wisconsin, the blaming began last week when liberal Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent posted what he called an exclusive on the recall race. An “unnamed top Wisconsin Democrat” was “furious” the Democratic National Committee would not pony...
  • Iowa House Democrats leave Statehouse in protest (Demoncrats flee pro-RKBA bills, 2nd Amendment)

    02/29/2012 9:04:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 29 FEB 2012 | James Q. Lynch
    Iowa House Democrats left the Capitol in protest Wednesday, saying they were betrayed by the Republican majority that decided this morning to debate controversial gun rights legislation. “We’ve been doubled-crossed,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Des Moines, just before he lead his 40-member caucus out of the Statehouse. Democrats had been led to believe a constitutional amendment spelling out Iowans’ right to bear arms and the so-called “Castle Doctrine” giving Iowans the right to defend themselves would not be debated Feb. 29, McCarthy said. However, he was told after both parties went into their routine closed-door meetings to discuss...
  • Indiana Democrats flee to avoid voting (AGAIN!)

    01/25/2012 2:32:36 PM PST · by EBH · 64 replies
    New York Times via Post Gazette ^ | First published on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 am | Monica Davey
    With Republican-controlled Indiana on the verge of becoming a "right to work" state, Democrats in the state House on Tuesday took the only step they have left to prevent it, if only for a bit longer. They disappeared. Again. A final vote on the measure, which would bar union contracts from requiring nonunion members to pay fees for representation, had been expected Tuesday in the House, which Republicans dominate, 60-40. But with scores of union members and supporters filling the Statehouse halls in Indianapolis in protest, most Democrats refused to turn up for floor sessions -- not once, but twice...
  • Citing Gableman, Dane County DA might renew case against anti-union law

    12/23/2011 6:12:53 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    Associated Propaganda ^ | 12-22-11 | Scott Bauer
    The district attorney who filed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's law passed this year effectively ending collective bargaining rights for most public workers said Thursday he is considering asking the state Supreme Court to rehear the case. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne told the Associated Press he was looking at making the request after learning that Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman had received free legal services from a firm that defended the law in that case decided in June. Gableman was part of a four-justice majority that upheld the law, which generated massive opposition protests and made Wisconsin the center...
  • Occupy Wall Street - FREEP A SURVEY

    10/10/2011 7:12:36 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 9 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | 10/10/2011 | Above Top Secret
    The protests in New York City's lower Manhattan, popularly known as "Occupy Wall Street," are increasing in both participation from various concerned parties and attention in mainstream media. This survey will help identify the opinions of visitors to regarding the issues which have inspired the protests, as well the expected effectiveness and outcome. This first page of the survey will gauge your overall perception of the protests and movement, which the next page will gauge your ideas on specific goals of the protests.
  • Wisconsin Democrats hope to hold ground in 2 recalls (Change comes to a few RAT Fleas - TODAY!)

    08/16/2011 4:58:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Wis. Democrats hope to hold ground in 2 recallsBy The Associated Press • Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Wisconsin Democrats sought Tuesday to hold the ground they gained in last week's recall elections by fending off Republican attempts to oust two senators who fled the state in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal curbing public employee collective bargaining rights. Democrats needed to win at least three of six recalls last week targeting Republicans, but they only captured two. That means the best they can manage from Tuesday's elections is to keep the ground they gained, which left the Senate in Republican...
  • Two Democrats Face Recall Today, 16 August, 2011. Vote If You Can!(WI)

    08/16/2011 5:00:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 16 August, 2011 | ccwinstructor
    Kim Simac of Eagle River Wisconsin is running against one of the Democrats who fled the state to keep Wisconsin in the red and avoid the budget bill. Jonathan Steitz of Kenosha, Wisconsin is running agains the other Democrat who is up for recall. Today is the election. The polls are probably open. Please vote if you can!
  • Wisconsin's historic recall elections wrap up this week (2 RAT Fleas can be removed - TOMORROW!)

    08/15/2011 7:30:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/14/11 | James B. Kelleher
    Wisconsin's historic recall elections wrap up this weekBy James B. Kelleher Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:34pm EDT CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wisconsin's series of recall elections concludes on Tuesday when voters go to the polls in two state Senate districts where Democrats are being forced to defend their seats. **SNIP** Nevertheless, Tuesday's two final votes, like the seven before them, will be watched closely. Two Democrats who opposed Walker's anti-union bill and even fled the state for weeks in an unsuccessful effort to prevent a quorum and delay passage -- Jim Holperin of Conover and Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie --...
  • Final two recall elections could lead to state’s first Tea Party senator (Wisconsin Fleas on 8/16)

    08/11/2011 7:06:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Madison ^ | 8/11/11 | JESSICA VANEGEREN
    Final two recall elections could lead to state’s first tea party senatorJESSICA VANEGEREN | The Capital Times Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 8:15 am Wednesday morning, just hours after state Republicans learned they had retained control of the state Senate by defeating four of the six Democratic challengers in the state’s historic recall elections, a flurry of activity began in the two remaining Senate districts up for grabs on Tuesday, Aug. 16, the fourth and final recall election day. The seats, held by Democratic incumbents Jim Holperin of Conover and Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie, are the last of the...
  • Help Wisconsin Oust 2 Runaway Democrats

    08/10/2011 1:13:39 PM PDT · by TheConservativeParty · 131 replies
    8-10-2011 | me
    Yesterday Wisconsin State Republicans faced recall elections. Their crime in the twisted minds of democrats? These republicans voted to balance the WI state budget. As you all know, 14 democrat state senators fled our state to avoid taking the vote on that budget bill. Last night we learned that the recall elections from Tuesday August 9th, resulted in 2 of the 6 republicans being taken out of office. The count before the election was 19 repubicans to 14 democrats in the state senate. After yesterday's elections we now have 17 republicans against 16 democrats.
  • For Wisconsin’s Democrats recall defeats were their Gettysburg

    08/10/2011 12:00:21 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 49 replies ^ | August 10, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    When Robert E. Lee was forced to turn back and retreat from Pennsylvania ending his dream of winning the Civil War by invading the North it quickly became clear that he had thrown his best punch and failed. Lee almost won but didn’t. While the Confederates won some major battles after Gettysburg their will to fight and the appetite for loaning them money was gone. Yesterday the Wisconsin Democrats brought their invasion to Republican held State Senate districts. To turn back the tide of conservatism in Wisconsin the Democrats instigated recall elections of six Republican Senators. They almost won enough...
  • Hey, Who Wants to Talk About Wisconsin’s Economic Miracle?

    07/30/2011 8:30:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 29, 2011 | Gary Wickert
    The death of collective bargaining saved the state overnight.Over the past six months, Wisconsin has been nothing short of a miracle. Newly elected Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans in the majority in Madison got just about everything they wanted during the past legislative session, and a state facing a projected $3 billion budget shortfall with no end in sight now has a projected $300 million budget surplus. The amazing successes in Wisconsin have emboldened the legislatures and political leaders of other states, who have seen the wonders resulting from a little political backbone and fiscal common sense. After being...
  • Who paid for the Wi State Senators to stay in Illinois?

    07/08/2011 8:21:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    WAOW Madison ^ | 7-8-11 | Daniel Woodruff
    By Daniel Woodruff, Anchor, Multimedia Journalist MADISON (WAOW) -- A conservative Wisconsin think tank is raising a red flag about the state's Democratic senators' stay in Illinois—specifically, about who paid for it. Fourteen senators fled to Illinois in February for several weeks to stall Gov. Scott Walker's agenda. They stayed there for more than three weeks. Throughout the process, the senators repeatedly said they were paying for the trip there. But now, the conservative MacIver Institute in Madison has posted a video ( containing a clip that the Institute says contradicts those claims. The video's announcer prefaces the clip by...
  • Second federal lawsuit filed over union law

    07/08/2011 6:52:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies ^ | 7-8-11
    MADISON - Two unions representing about 2,700 public workers in Madison and Dane County have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin's new law restricting collective bargaining rights. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, is the second federal challenge to the law that was pushed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature earlier this year. The other challenge, filed last month by a broad coalition of unions, is pending. The law prohibits collective bargaining except over base salary increases no greater than inflation. It took effect June 29 after the state Supreme...
  • Wis. judge to hear more arguments on recall drives

    07/08/2011 6:25:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Madison-- A Wisconsin judge is set to hear more arguments on whether signatures on recall petitions against nine state senators were gathered improperly. Six Republican senators and three Democratic senators face recalls over their positions on Gov. Scott Walker's contentious collective bargaining law. But both sides argue the recall petitions against them are invalid. The Republicans maintain signature gatherers didn't properly submit their initial paperwork. The Democrats contend there was widespread fraud in signature collection against them. The first round of primaries for the Republicans' challengers is set for Tuesday. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess is set to hear...
  • Who paid for the Wisconsin 14's Illinois Vacation? [YouTube video]

    07/06/2011 1:42:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 13 replies
    MacIverInstitute/YouTube ^ | Jul 5, 2011 | Bill Osmulski
    About those Wisconsin Democratic Senators who fled to Illinois for three weeks this February in an ultimately unsuccessful effort to stop Wisconsin's new public employee labor law... The 14 Senators have repeatedly insisted that they, themselves, paid their own bills. Despite obtaining a ruling from the Government Accountability Board that their campaign account could be used to subsidize their truancy, they insisted they paid their own way. Yet at a recent national gathering of liberal activists, one prominent national group bragged about raising $200,000 to help keep these Wisconsin Senators out of state. What do those lawmakers have to say...
  • Wis. judge rules against Nygren in recall lawsuit

    07/01/2011 1:08:53 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/01/2011 11:28:36 AM CDT | unattributed
    <p>MADISON, Wis.—A Dane County judge has ruled that a Republican state lawmaker can't have his name added to the ballot for a recall election later this month.</p> <p>Judge Richard Niess ruled against Rep. John Nygren of Marinette on Friday afternoon.</p>
  • Leaving Was the Right Decision (WI 'Fleeing Fourteen' Senators)

    06/29/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies
    Wisconsin Radio Network ^ | June 29, 2011 | Andrew Beckett
    Democrats in the state Senate maintain they did the right thing when they left Wisconsin earlier this year to block the Governor’s collective bargaining changes. The 14 Senators stayed in Illinois for nearly three weeks to prevent a vote on the bill, although Republicans found a way to pass it without them. Even though Wisconsin Act 10 takes effect today, state Senator Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee) says there are no regrets about their decision to leave. He says the action gave the public time to understand more about what the bill was proposing and allowed citizens to make their voices heard....
  • Democrats confirm it: Pasch will run against Darling in recall

    05/05/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 5-5-11 | Tom Tolan
    The Democratic Party and the committee to recall state Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) are confirming that state Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay) will challenge Darling in a possible recall election. Gillian Morris, a spokeswoman for the party, confirmed that Pasch would run, as the Journal Sentinel reported in Thursday's paper. Separately, Kristopher Rowe, organizer of the recall campaign, emailed the Journal Sentinel announcing Pasch's candidacy and praising her as someone who "believes in voting rights, workers rights and she believes in finding solutions together with her colleagues. "She is hard working and most importantly — she listens to the...
  • Report confirms Dem walkout bought and paid for by national unions [Indiana Fleebaggers]

    04/20/2011 4:34:59 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 11 replies ^ | April 19, 2011 | Mike O'Brien
    So much for support from the common man. The Indiana Democratic Party’s first quarter campaign finance report was filed last Friday and confirms what everyone already suspected but Democrats denied: their “We Are Indiana” walkout was bought and paid for national unions. Read the report here: Dem Finance Report During the period of the walkout that began on February 22 and ended on March 28, Democrat-backed unions contributed nearly $140,000 to the Indiana Democratic Party. Their goal: stop the legislative session in its tracks, kill anti-union bills, and pay whatever it took to keep Democrats holed up in an Illinois...