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  • Capitol Chaos: Lawmakers Getting Death Threats

    03/10/2011 7:12:58 AM PST · by Jean S · 177 replies
    620WTMJ ^ | 3/10/11 | Jon Byman
    MADISON - The State Department of Justice confirms that it is investigating several death threats against a number of lawmakers in response to the legislature's move to strip employees of many collective bargaining rights. Among the threats the Justice Department is investigationg is one that was emailed to Republican Senators Wednesday night.  Newsradio 620 WTMJ has obtained that email.The following is the unedited email:Please put your things in order because you will be killed and your famileswill also be killed due to your actions in the last 8 weeks. Please explainto them that this is because if we get rid...
  • BREAKING!!! EVERY REPUBLICAN Wisconsin State Senator received a DEATH THREAT at 9:18 pm last night

    03/10/2011 7:07:33 AM PST · by milwguy · 128 replies
    3/10/2011 | milwguy
    Just reported on WTMJ. Last night every Republican member of the State Senate received a death threat saying they and THEIR FAMILIES would be killed. Also reported on WTMJ, Minority Leader Mark Miller (D) may have sent a tweet out last night encouraging protestors to storm the Captiol building and cause disturbances.
  • Union thugs try to silence recall effort in Wisconsin

    03/09/2011 7:49:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-9-11 | Phil Boehmke
    With the Wisconsin Senate and the democratic process being held hostage by 14 Democrat union puppets on the run in the People’s Republic of Illinois, the hard working-tax payers of the Dairy State have begun the recall process. Local patriots have risen to the challenge posed by the irrational and unethical conduct of the Senate Democrats and have volunteered their time and effort in a truly grassroots expression of their abiding faith in representative government. This past weekend, peaceful recall petition events came under assault from union agitators eager to flex their muscle and derail the free and democratic process....
  • Wisc. Capitol Cleaning Crews Struggle to Remove Protest Banners, Stickers & Tape

    03/08/2011 5:19:28 AM PST · by Cowman · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07Mar2011 | Merideth Jessup
    Sticky Situation (Part Two!): Wisc. Capitol Cleaning Crews Struggle to Remove Protest Banners, Stickers & Tape Posted on March 7, 2011 at 9:27pm by Meredith Jessup As we reported over the weekend, the clean-up efforts at the Wisconsin State Capitol have begun following weeks of sit-in protests. New video posted to YouTube shows the tedious task Capitol maintenance workers have in carefully removing stickers and tape from the State Capitol’s delicate marble rotunda. While workers struggle to clean up, the protesters’ signs, banners and papers taped to the walls have reportedly been cataloged and preserved by the Wisconsin Historical Society....
  • BOMB THREAT At Scott Walker News Conference – Leftist Protester Arrested!

    03/04/2011 2:39:01 PM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 141 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Far Left protester Patrick J. Knauf, 43, of Eau Claire was arrested on Wednesday for the violation of making a bomb scare under state statute 947.015. He was released on a $3,000 signature bond. On Wednesday a bomb threat was made at an aviation business in Eau Claire just hours after Governor Scott Walker spoke there. Police brought in a man who was protesting this week against the Republican governor. The Pierce County Herald reported: An investigation continues into a bomb threat made this week at an aviation business in Eau Claire, just hours after Governor Scott Walker held a...
  • State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million

    03/03/2011 6:02:14 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 59 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/3/2011 | Don Walker
    Madison - State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million...
  • LIVE THREAD... Police attempt to remove protesters from capitol

    03/03/2011 5:56:13 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN live
    Live feed at cnn.com. Protesters are to be removed from the Capitol Rotunda tonight.
  • Madison: Demonstrators suddenly enter Capitol (bust through police line)

    03/03/2011 4:22:19 PM PST · by Jean S · 169 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | March 3, 2011 6:04 p.m. | Jason Stein
    Madison -- A group of perhaps one hundred protesters has entered the previously restricted and quiet Capitol and is now chanting, “Our house, our house.”David Noyce of Madison said that he entered the building with the demonstrators after someone let them in and that a policeman flashed him a thumbs up as he entered. The protesters entered just as Gov. Scott Walker was about to start a news conference in a separate room of the building.
  • Government Unions 101: What Public-Sector Unions Won't Tell You

    03/01/2011 2:30:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 3/1/11 | staff
    What Is Government Collective Bargaining? * Legal Monopoly: Government collective bargaining gives unions a monopoly on the government’s workforce. The government must employ workers on the terms the union negotiates. It may not hire competing workers. * Private vs. Public-Sector: Unions operate differently in government than in the private sector. Private-sector unions bargain over limited profits. Competition from other businesses moderates wage demands. Governments earn no profits and have no competition. Government unions negotiate for more tax dollars. * Risking Public Services: When government unions strike, they can deprive citizens of essential services—such as education for children—until demands are met....
  • (Liberal Madison) Judge orders Capitol opened

    03/01/2011 1:49:57 PM PST · by Jean S · 42 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 3/1/11 | Jason Stein
    Madison - A Dane County judge ordered the doors of the Capitol opened Tuesday morning in the run-up to Gov. Scott Walker's budget speech.Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Moeser signed a temporary restraining order Tuesday morning opening the statehouse - at least until a hearing is held on the issue, a step that could come within hours. Walker's Department of Administration had announced a plan earlier in the morning restricting access to the Capitol, which has been filled with demonstrators for two weeks.
  • Obama to governors: Stop vilifying public employees!

    02/28/2011 10:14:23 AM PST · by Justaham · 83 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2-28-11 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama addressed the nation’s governors today with sympathy over budgetary crises, but a warning not to solve their shortfalls by infringing on the rights of public employees. He also scolded governors for vilifying and denigrating PEUs, which raises the question of whether Obama has bothered to look at the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Besides, the governors in question are mainly fighting to limit collective bargaining rights to a standard that the federal government prohibits for its own employees.
  • WI Dem Threatens Female Republican Rep. After Assembly Vote:“You Are F***king Dead!”

    02/28/2011 10:43:03 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    Friday morning after the Assembly vote to approve Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill Democrat State Rep. Gordon Hintz turned to Republican Rep. Michelle Litjens and said: “You are F***king dead!”
  • WI Dem Threatens Female Republican Rep. After Assembly Vote:“You Are F***king Dead!”

    02/28/2011 10:43:16 AM PST · by massmike · 167 replies
    Friday morning after the Assembly vote to approve Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill Democrat State Rep. Gordon Hintz turned to Republican Rep. Michelle Litjens and said: “You are F***king dead!”
  • Union Chief Doesn't Condemn Comparisons of Wisconsin's Walker to Hitler

    02/27/2011 3:51:52 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2011
    The head of one of the nation's most powerful labor unions did not condemn the violent rhetoric in placards and signs held by union supporters demonstrating in Wisconsin despite two direct attempts Sunday to get him on the record declaring them inappropriate. On several occasions over the past two weeks of demonstrations in the Wisconsin capital of Madison news media have zeroed in on signs that liken Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and recently ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was twice asked whether he...
  • Protesters in Madison not budging

    02/27/2011 2:37:31 PM PST · by Jean S · 315 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/27/11
    The protesters agreed to leave peacefully so the capitol building could be cleaned. Later, they organized some seminars on "passive resistance". Now they're pouring in the building and refusing to leave unless they're handcuffed. Watch live on Fox.
  • VANITY: Found This On Craigslist Security Openings...Looks Like The Unions In Ohio Are Gearing Up

    02/24/2011 9:19:19 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 38 replies
    Craigslist ^ | 25 February 2011 | buccaneer81
    Needed Strike Coordinators (Columbus) Date: 2011-02-24, 2:18PM EST Reply to: job-xc9mv-2232387381@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] These jobs are sub-contracted and are on a project by project basis affording the successful applicants to take complete advantage of exercising license portability. Only those who can demonstrate acquaintance will be interviewed. Our company is looking for professionals and CVs must therefore should that trait in order to qualify for review. Limited openings are available in these highly competitive positions. * Location: Columbus * Compensation: $16.00 to $21.00 hourly * Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster. * Please, no phone...
  • Vandalism, 'union thuggery' complicate education debate

    02/24/2011 6:40:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    magicvalley.com ^ | 2/20/11 | Ben Botkin Magicvalley.com
    BOISE — Rancor didn’t dominate last week’s legislative debate of education reform, but it certainly ate up a large chunk. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna on Tuesday morning discovered his truck vandalized, its tires slashed and his last name spray-painted and crossed out on its passenger side. That came after Luna had to tell an unruly man claiming to be a teacher to leave his mother’s house a few days earlier. And later Tuesday, an off-duty police officer escorted a disruptive person away from a coffeehouse where Luna was making a television appearance. In their entirety, the events meant...
  • Cuomo's austerity budget will kill N.Y. jobs: Why not tax the top 5% instead of slashing services?

    02/24/2011 12:38:38 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | February 24th 2011 | Frank Mauro and James Parrott
    What makes no sense is that, despite all this unnecessary pain and calls for "shared sacrifice," the governor has shunned the one obvious measure that would moderate the severity of budget cuts: extending the personal income tax surcharge paid by the richest 5% of New York taxpayers. Preserving the surcharge, by itself, does not do a lot to help in the coming budget year, since it currently extends through Dec. 31. But it would make a $5 billion difference next year, when the state would otherwise face the second year in a row of deep cuts in school aid, Medicaid,...
  • Public unions, the Democrats’ fund-raisers

    02/24/2011 12:03:24 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 4 replies
    We can talk theoretically when it comes to politics, or we can have a little straight talk. Michael Barone cuts to the chase. “Follow the money,” writes Barone. “The money in this case comes from taxpayers, present and future, who are the source of every penny of dues paid to public employee unions, who in turn spend much of that money on politics, almost all of it for Democrats.” . . .
  • WI protesters have entered the offices of the Republican Party of Wisconsin

    02/24/2011 11:47:20 AM PST · by library user · 231 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Staff
    MacIver Institute @MacIverWisc Madison, Wisconsin, USA The Free Market Voice for Wisconsin. We are a Wisconsin based think tank that believes in free markets, individual freedom and responsible government. http://www.maciverinstitute.com Getting reports that protesters have entered the offices of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, a couple of blocks off the square.6 minutes ago
  • Follow the Money : Public unions force taxpayers to fund the Democratic party

    02/24/2011 7:52:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Naitonal Review ^ | 02/24/2011 | Michael Barone
    Everyone has priorities. During the past week, Barack Obama has found no time to condemn the attacks that Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi has launched on the Libyan people. But he did find time to be interviewed by a Wisconsin television station and weigh in on the dispute between Republican governor Scott Walker and the state’s public-employee unions. Walker was staging “an assault on unions,” he said, and added that “public employee unions make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens.” Enormous contributions, yes — to the Democratic party and the Obama campaign. Unions, most of whose members are public...
  • UNION CHANT: Bill Ripping the Heart Out of the Middle Class

    02/24/2011 11:15:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1+ views
    various | February 24, 2011 | Vanity
    Union Workers Hold Rally In Philly [excerpt] The third event in Pennsylvania over the past three days, dubbed a "We Are Wisconsin" solidarity event, was organized by labor groups such as Philadelphia Jobs with Justice, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, the SEIU and Penn ACTION. Thursday's rally was staged at lunchtime in the Municipal Services Building plaza at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard. Teachers, health care workers, police and firefighters, building trade workers, elected officials and union leadership waved signs and chanted "we are one" at the rally adjacent to City Hall. The message repeated by nearly a dozen speakers was that...
  • More union thuggery exposed

    02/24/2011 9:51:40 AM PST · by ctpsb · 13 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 02/23/11 | Tabitha Hale
    Today, union thugs descended on the FreedomWorks office. It was the middle of the day, and there was some excitement outside as all the buses pulled up and people started to fill the courtyard. We decided to go out and show our support for freedom. Intern Steve was quickly suited up.....
  • Wisconsin’s teachers required to teach kids labor union and collective bargaining history

    02/24/2011 9:31:18 AM PST · by Sopater · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/24/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin’s teachers are required to teach children about the history of the labor union movement and collective bargaining in the United States, per a law former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle signed in December 2009. Wisconsin’s Assembly Bill (AB) 172 requires the state’s teachers to incorporate “the history of organized labor in America and the collective bargaining process” into their lesson plans. Describing the new law, AB 172, Wisconsin’s official Department of Public Instruction (DPI) website says, “Wisconsin has long been a leader in labor rights. The Progressive Movement, which had its beginnings in our state, led to laws limiting child...
  • Liberals to stage Tea Party-like revolts against GOP spending cuts

    02/24/2011 7:01:42 AM PST · by Qbert · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic strategists believe their Tea Party moment has arrived.   Working with labor unions and liberal groups, they are using the Presidents Day congressional recess to organize a public backlash against billions of dollars in cuts to federal programs.   One labor organizer said that members have been urged to attend congressional town hall meetings to ask Republican lawmakers “pointed questions” about the cuts they supported last week.     “We are targeting various House Republicans in town hall meetings during the recess to let them know these budget cuts are beyond the pale,” said the labor source, who added...
  • Wisconsin unions vs. Governor Walker-battle for the soul of America

    02/23/2011 6:45:45 PM PST · by listenhillary · 8 replies
    csmonitor ^ | 2/22/11 | Mark Hendrickson
    As even pro-union FDR understood, collective-bargaining rights for government workers is the ultimate conflict of interest. What is really at stake in the Wisconsin donnybrook is whether individual liberty or government power has the upper hand in our country. It is hard to overstate what is at stake in the dramatic showdown between Wisconsin’s teachers and their Republican governor and legislature. The political and economic course of our country hinges on how the issue of public sector unions is resolved, in Wisconsin and elsewhere. For the sake of our country’s political and economic future, Gov. Scott Walker and his Republican...
  • Slippery Cenk Suggests Public Employees Need Unions To Negotiate With 'Corporate Executives'

    02/23/2011 6:54:03 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    James Taranto could be the best columnist around. Every day at his Best of the Web at the Wall Street Journal online, Taranto turns out an original, often unconventional, conservative take on the news, managing to leaven it with humor. Rush today rightly extolled Taranto's column of yesterday, in which he made the point that there is a vast, inherent difference between private and public sector unions. In the former case, unions are negotiating against corporate interests. In the latter, unions are, by definition, organizing against the interests of the public itself. Surely even Cenk Uygur understands this. So when...
  • Union Boss to members: STFU, you MF's (Video- Language Warning) in California

    01/29/2010 2:15:53 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 67 replies · 2,691+ views
    SHTF newsletter ^ | 1/28/10 | Mac Slavo
    On March 31st, NUMMI, the UAW-represented joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, will be closing its doors in California, throwing another 4,700 United Auto Workers out of work. With 80% of the UAW members upset with their union, this past Sunday, the Union of Ailing Workplaces (aka UAW) held a membership meeting that turned into a shouting match between rank-and-file members and their union leadership. At one point, one UAW leader (identified as Javier Contreras) yelled at the crowd, telling them to “…Shut the f*ck up, you motherf*ckers!…” Things got so bad, that UAW leaders had to call the...
  • Race and the union vote

    09/20/2008 10:34:48 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 31 replies · 383+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | September 21, 2008 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- You just knew that when Joe O'Connell, former head of the local AFL-CIO, got on stage here with John McCain and Sarah Palin things were not going smoothly for the Obama campaign among union voters. "I am a lifelong Democrat, an intelligent Democrat, who is supporting John McCain," O'Connell said last week as a crowd of 7,000 waved "Another Democrat for John McCain" signs and roared its approval.