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  • BUSTED: 4 Nuns Signed Scott Walker Recall Petition Twice!

    06/06/2012 4:11:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    That will be 10 “Hail Marys”! Now go and cheat no more! Sister Leane Herda (School Sisters of St Francis) signed on 11/19/11 View Petition and on 12/7/11 View PetitionSister Brenda Walsh (Racine Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/30/11 View Petition and on 12/15/11 View Petition Sister Alessandra Kubasta (Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/29/11 View Petition and on 12/14/11 View Petition Sister Marie Gerard Donovan (Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters) signed on 11/27/11 View Petition and on 12/14/11 View Petition
  • AFL-CIO chief dismisses regrets in Wisconsin recall

    06/06/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 6/6/12 | Michael O'Brien
    With the labor movement reeling from the result of Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin,AFL-CIOPresident RichardTrumkasought to downplay the significance of Gov. Scott Walker's victory over a union-driven effort to unseat him.Trumka, the leader of one of the nation's largest labor groups, dismissed the notion that unions might look back upon their unsuccessful campaign against Walker with regret."We didn't decide on this recall. It was the workers in Wisconsin and the voters in Wisconsin who did," he said on a conference call with reporters. "Hell, I don't know if we'd do anything differently."
  • Beyond Wisconsin

    06/06/2012 12:23:51 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 26 replies
    Via Email ^ | Wed 6/6/2012 6:48 AM | Richard L. Trumka, AFL-CIO
    Dear XXXX, A year and a half ago, Gov. Scott Walker and his friends in the Senate forced through an extremist anti-worker agenda that divided the state. Last night, Wisconsin took back its Senate. While Gov. Walker remains in office after being only the third governor in American history subjected to the humiliation of a recall, his divisive agenda has been stopped cold. Though Walker was shielded with a flood of secret corporate cash, Wisconsin made its voice heard. While we came closer to recalling Walker than many expected, we ended up coming just short. The work we did together...
  • San Diego And San Jose Approve Pension Cuts In A Landslide Vote

    06/06/2012 7:37:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/06/2012 | AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) Voters in two major California cities overwhelmingly approved cuts to retirement benefits for city workers in what supporters said was a mandate that may lead to similar ballot initiatives in other states and cities that are struggling with mounting pension obligations. Supporters had a simple message to voters in San Diego and San Jose: Pensions for city workers are unaffordable and more generous than many private companies offer, forcing libraries to slash hours and potholes to go unfilled. "The public is frustrated," said San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio, a Republican who staked his mayoral bid on...
  • Democracy Died Tonight

    06/06/2012 10:54:40 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/5/12 | Breitbart TV
    Weeping Anti-Walker Protester: 'Democracy Died Tonight'
  • The Liberal Crying Game Wisconsin Style

    06/06/2012 10:19:00 AM PDT · by Chris in VA · 21 replies
    American Live Wire ^ | 6/6/12 | David Webb
    From the article -- "With the relatively easy victories by Walker, Kleefisch, and three incumbent Republicans in the state Senate, the liberal crying game has officially begun."
  • Kill Scott Walker: Angry libs flood Twitter with death threats after Wisconsin recall defeat

    06/06/2012 9:04:23 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies
    I won't post the article because of language. Yes, they really are different from us
  • Report says Democrat takes last Senate seat (Wisconsin Senate can reconvene early...

    06/06/2012 8:52:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Leader-Telegram ^ | 6/6/2012 | Staff
    Democrats appeared to have assumed control of the state Senate with results posted early Wednesday showing former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) in a tight race defeating incumbent Van Wanggard, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting...
  • Obama: Don't Like What You Saw In Wisconsin? Wait Until You See What Happens In November!!!!

    06/06/2012 7:36:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-6-2012 | MOTUS
    We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve." Emperor Hirohito The sleeping Giant, off the coast of Irelands Dingle peninsula Could it be? Could the pendulum after tracing one of the longest arcs ever recorded in the history of America - possibly be swinging back? Finally? There certainly were indications of that possibility last night from both fly-over and - of all places - California!?! Whats up with that the Tea Party isnt even legal in California! So here are the gory results from Wisconsin: despite voter turnout of 119% in Madison...
  • Vanity: WSJ Confirmed Willard Was No Show in WI

    06/06/2012 6:37:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2012 | Me
    One disappointment is that Mitt Romney failed to appear in Wisconsin during the recall campaign. We doubt the recall vote is a prediction of what will happen in November, and Mr. Romney will have to make his own sale to Badger State voters. But the presumptive Presidential nominee could do worse than associate himself with the GOP reform Governors who were elected in 2010 and are turning around their states. If voters are in a mood to reward leaders willing to tackle hard problems, Mr. Romney should meet their expectations. (Emphasis Mine)
  • Obama camp: Recall result not what they had hoped

    06/05/2012 10:24:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 6, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's presidential campaign says the outcome of the Wisconsin recall election isn't what it had been hoping for. The Republican governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, defeated the Democrat who sought to oust him, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Obama never traveled to Wisconsin to campaign with Barrett but sent out a message on the social media site Twitter late Monday to say he was standing by Barrett.
  • Big Labor's Big Boo Boo (Their Wisconsin Mulligan Shanks Right)

    06/06/2012 5:20:32 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    Wow. Where to start? The "it's gonna be a late night in Madison" notion was virtually over by the end of Happy Hour -- which no doubt did cause some very late nights instead in Washington and Chicago. With little or no happiness at all. And naturally there were also the comparisons to the vibes of the night Scott Brown took down the Kennedy seat in 2009. More on both of these dynamics shortly. The real story is: what happened this spring in Wisconsin was not a recall election at all. Pure and simple, it was a mulligan. A childish...
  • How Scott Walker won the Wisconsin recall election (29% of Union Memebers Voted for Walker)

    06/06/2012 3:40:42 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 6, 2012 | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto
    CBS News) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker retained his seat in the election that sought to recall him from office, defeating his challenger Tom Barrett in this election (as he did in the 2010 governor's race). Walker won with strong support from Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party supporters and a majority of votes from independents. Walker is the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election. Gov. Gray Davis of California was recalled in 2003, and in 1921, North Dakota's Governor Lynn Frazier of was ousted due to a recall. The heated recall race began amid the controversy created when...
  • Sarah Palin: Obamas goose is cooked

    06/05/2012 9:40:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 5, 2012 | M.J. Lee
    Sarah Palin had this to say after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was declared the winner of Tuesdays recall election: Obamas goose is cooked. I think that the Democrats there understand that the presidents no-show represents the fact that Obamas goose is cooked, Palin told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News soon after networks called Walker the projected winner of the historic recall. She was referring to President Barack Obamas decision not to campaign for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. As she denounced Obamas hopey changey stuff, the former Alaska governor continued: More and more Americans realize that what Wisconsin has just...
  • And the War Begins

    06/05/2012 9:26:15 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 9 replies
    Self
    Governor Walker's victory is the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga. Leftists (specifically unions) now must face the fact that they have wanted to ignore all along; The Tea Party is alive and strong. Although not the majority in the political field, the Tea Party pick their battlefields and are armed with a vision, a vision that America will become the land of life, liberty, and (most importantly) a land of and for free people. The Tea Party has placed the Republican party in a position where they either support the Tea Party, or lose in 2012 (much like how the continental...
  • Breaking: Liberals Plan to Assassinate Walker: 'I Will Kill Walker Myself'

    06/05/2012 9:15:47 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 107 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/6/12 | Aurelius
    In light of the crushing victory Scott Walker had tonight, liberals are returning to their normal civility: calling for his murder and promises to kill him. Across the internet, crazed leftists are calling for the governor to be assassinated, as they clearly have no respect for democratic elections. Below are just a few of the disgusting comments posted throughout the internet tonight. "I'll personally kill Walker myself:" SKSunnyy plans to assassinate the governor (obscenities obscured): Josh James expresses his feelings about Mr. Walker:
  • BREAKING NEWS: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survives recall effort, NBC News projects [ticker]

    06/05/2012 6:55:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 117 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 05, 2012
    MSNBC CALLS WALKER WIN: RECALL LOSES [ 22% Reporting Walker 61%, Barrett=38%]
  • A theatrical reenactment of tonight's recall vote in Wisconsin

    06/05/2012 8:52:13 PM PDT · by TMA62 · 9 replies
    Attached is a theatrical reenactment of tonights recall vote in Wisconsin. Spencer Tracy plays Scott Walker. Ernest Borgnine plays the unions, Robert Ryan plays Barack Obama. Tom Barrett is played by a bar stoll. Enjoy!
  • Ignore the spin: Wisconsin was a disaster for Democrats and President Obama

    06/05/2012 8:51:51 PM PDT · by Qbert · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2012 | Thomas Grier
    If you pause and listen carefully, you might be able to hear the despair coming from Jim Messina, President Obamas 2012 campaign manager, and David Axelrod, Obamas top strategist and communications director, as the meaning of Wisconsins recall election becomes clear. In the final hours before Governor Scott Walkers victory, with the writing on the wall, President Obama and his campaign could only muster a tweet and a last-minute video for challenger Tom Barrett. But do not let that tepid support fool you: Democrats and their union allies spent an astronomical amount on a judicial election, four state legislative recalls...
  • Scott Walker 'the liberal slayer' wins one for the producers(he is our Tea Party model hero)

    06/05/2012 8:44:52 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 23 replies
    sol rant | 6/5/2012 | sickoflibs
    Wisconsin count as of 11:30pm EST , Walker 54%, Barrett 45%. NBC calls it for Walker back at about 10pm. It was a classic. I watched MSNBC all night flipping to FNC only briefly from time to time. Over at ‘MSNBC/Destroy Walker-BC’ they were predicting such a close election that they said it would probably require a recall. 'Be prepared for a long night' they repeated. Dem are knocking on a million doors today, boots on the ground', they were calling those who didn't vote in 2010 to shame them to get out and vote. Then with 1% counted Walker...
  • Scott Walker Projected to Win Recall Election

    06/05/2012 6:54:54 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/12 | Aurelius
    With 19 percent of precincts reporting, Scott Walker holds a lead of 61% to challenger Tom Barrett's 39%. With such a lead, Pundit Press can now project that Scott Walker will win his recall election. Despite Unions pushing mightily against him and President Obama... tweeting his support for Barrett, Scott Walker has won decisively. Now he can concentrate on bring Wisconsin further into prosperity. What the implications will be for November can only be surmised. However, there is no doubt that Walker's win is a stunning mandate against the President and in favor of responsible government.
  • Live Report from The Walker Victory Party at the Waukesha County Exibition Center WI!

    06/05/2012 6:52:11 PM PDT · by Syncro · 66 replies
    On The Ground ^ | June 5, 2012 | Syncro
    The Tea Party Express has their two busses in the front of the parking lot at the Expo center.
  • FReep this Poll: Who Will Win in the Wisconsin Recall Election?

    06/05/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 18 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/12 | Aurelius
    Any way you look at it, the recall election of Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is coming down to the wire. Poll leading up to today showed Walker with a small, but significant, lead. Additionally, exit polls show that he likely received the most votes. However, polls are not necessarily reliable. Allegations of voter fraud have come from both sides. Voter turnout is very high. And no matter what side of the political spectrum you reside, you know that this is an important election with large ramifications come November. So we ask you: who will win today's race in...
  • Voter Fraud Explodes in Wisconsin; Eye Witnesses Speak Out

    06/05/2012 4:23:03 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | Today | Aurelius
    From students using class schedules to "prove" that they live in Wisconsin (but not who they actually are), to multiple accounts of people being "bused" in, dozens of accounts of Democrat and Union attempts to commit voter fraud in Wisconsin have hit the news. One town even has turnout that was reportedly six times the votes normally cast in a "heavy" participation election- and that was at 10:30 am in the morning. ..... Milwaukee's Election Commission director Sue Edmond stated that, even should they find out that the students lied about their DOB or who they were, their votes would...
  • Voter Fraud Explodes in Wisconsin; Eye Witnesses Speak Out

    06/05/2012 2:22:58 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/12 | Aurelius
    From students using class schedules to "prove" that they live in Wisconsin (but not who they actually are), to multiple accounts of people being "bused" in, dozens of accounts of Democrat and Union attempts to commit voter fraud in Wisconsin have hit the news. One town even has turnout that was reportedly six times the votes normally cast in a "heavy" participation election- and that was at 10:30 am in the morning. First is a story from Milwaukee, in which students printed out a piece of paper in order to "prove" their identities. Last Friday, on a High School field...
  • ALL OF YOU WI SNOWBIRDS CAN VOTE TODAY!

    06/05/2012 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 21 replies
    WISN 1130 A.M. RADIO ^ | 06/05/12 | VANITY
    If you have lived in WI for at least 28 days you can vote.
  • Wisconsin's message: live within our means (Something Unions know nothing about)

    06/05/2012 4:42:42 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    columbus dispatch ^ | 6/5/2012 | Cal Thomas
    If the polls are right, the vote today in Wisconsin on whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators could amount to a redial of their original victory. Voters who first elected the conservative Walker on a promise to fix the states dismal economy and crushing debt appear ready to reaffirm their judgment. They would be making the right decision, given the results Gov. Walker appears to have produced. When Walker ran for governor, he promised to eliminate the states $3.6 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. He says he has done this....
  • Creepy Democrats Hold Massive Omming Sance at Wisconsin Capitol (Video)

    06/05/2012 9:21:17 AM PDT · by bigbob · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-4-12 | Jim Hoft
    OK. This is weird. Poll after poll shows that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is losing to Governor Scott Walker in the recall race. Democrats are so distraught that theyve resorted to mass Omming at the Wisconsin Capitol. Via Revealing Politics: Good luck with that.
  • Unions Busing in Voters to Wisconsin?

    06/05/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/5/2012 | Mr. K
    Rumors are circulating on the internet that unions are busing in voters from Detroit in order to sway the election against Governor Scott Walker, whom they are trying to recall and replace with Democrat Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee. Apparently, someone called into the Chris Plante Show (which, admittedly, I didn't know existed until one hour ago) with the aforementioned allegations. However, according to various accounts of folks who had listened to that segment, the caller didn't answer Mr. Plante's questions, nor did he leave his contact information as he was requested to do. And considering not one blog post...
  • WI Recall Election Thread (LIVE THREAD)

    06/05/2012 6:38:19 AM PDT · by MNlurker · 1,276 replies
    6/5/2012 | MN Lurker
    Didn't see an actual thread we could use for a central point for election information today. Lets do this Wisconsin!!!
  • Wisconsin Dems, Unions Could Claim Victory Even If Gov. Scott Walker Wins

    06/05/2012 6:27:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/5/2012 | Jack Spencer
    Madison, Wisc. Don't be surprised if members of the traditional, mainstream media claim a union victory even if Gov. Scott Walker wins the recall vote underway today. That's the buzz among well-placed Republican sources here who are hopeful that polling leading to the election is an indicator that Gov. Walker will prevail. However, they caution that it is likely the Democrats will win control of the Wisconsin Senate. Democrats need to win just one of the four Senate recall elections taking place in the state to regain control of the Senate. It's believed they have a better than even...
  • Marine veteran arrested at labor union rally in Wisconsin issues a statement

    06/04/2012 8:41:07 PM PDT · by bigbob · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | 6/3/12 | Christophe Collins
    Today, we learn that the veterans name is David Willoughby, the son of Naples, Florida Tea Party founder Barry Willoughby. Early this evening, he released an email statement concerning his arrest and detainment which was sent by his father to Jan Morgan, an Associated Press Award winning veteran television journalist. In relating his experience, he said, My name is Dave Willoughby. I am the one in the video. Without being told what I had done, I was handcuffed and escorted off premise. Placed in a squad car and taken to a police station. I asked if I should have my...
  • Ringers Flood Wisconsin

    06/04/2012 9:40:42 PM PDT · by WaterWeWaitinFor · 38 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    New York union members are campaigning for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walkers Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in Milwaukee, the New York Post reports. Fearing their own bargaining rights could be stripped away, members of New Yorks powerful unions piled onto planes to Wisconsin in an effort to topple GOP Gov. Scott Walker in tomorrows recall election. Tom Mason, a New York City bus driver and executive board member of ATU Local 726, said hes worried that Walkers attacks on union rights will spread to the Big Apple and the rest of the country. Everybody in the union movement should be...
  • Anti-Walker Protester Scares School Kids At WI Capitol Building (spew you will)

    06/04/2012 8:31:21 PM PDT · by ak267 · 6 replies
    MRC ^ | 6-3-2012 | MRC
    In front of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, a popular field trip destination for school children, one protester got pretty upset when MRCTV asked him about his sign. The school children watching this man were a bit shaken up by his behavior.
  • That Other Question in the Public Unions debate

    06/04/2012 6:32:07 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-04-12 | Brother Bob
    First off, I'd really like to hear from members of unions on this one, particularly the public sector ones. Please drop your comments below. In the not too distant future the state of Wisconsin will be holding what a number of pundits are dubbing, "The second most important election in 2012." This is referring to the recall election that Governor Scott Walker faces against Democrat challenger Tom Barrett. The long and short of the reason for this election is that Wisconsin, like many other states was facing a budget crisis. Walker noticed that a large chunk of their budget...
  • Wisconsin Unions in Decline (AFSCME dropped over 30,000 members in just a year!)

    06/04/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 1, 2012 | Robert Costa
    But the biggest drop has been in the Wisconsin chapter of AFSCME, the powerful union that represents state, county, and municipal workers. In the past year, more than 30,000 members have deserted the collective. According to the Journal, when Walker first proposed his fiscal reforms in early 2011, AFSCMEs Wisconsin membership stood at a healthy 62,818. By February 2012, the labor behemoth had shrunk to 28,745. Its a profound shift, says George Lightbourn, the president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and the states former secretary of administration. Its similar to what Indiana experienced after Governor Mitch Daniels changed the...
  • Gwen Moore: Wisconsin Dems Have Tremendous Ground Game"

    06/04/2012 5:05:48 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 32 replies
    Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) extolled the Democratic ground game in Wisconsin in an appearance on MSNBC Monday, and said it would launch Democratic nominee Tom Barrett to a win against Gov. Scott Walker, defying conventional wisdom that Walker is a lock to stay in office. I do think that people have underestimated our ground game, and I think weve developed the critical mass of factors to lead us on to victory on Tuesday, said Moore. No. 1, Tom is surging with independents, such an important constituency for winning an election. Secondly, we have a number of switchers, of you...
  • Candidates barnstorm the state in tight Wisconsin recall (Walker still UP!)

    06/04/2012 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/04/12 | Brendan O'Brien
    Candidates barnstorm the state in tight Wisconsin recallBy Brendan O'Brien | Reuters 2 hours 26 minutes ago MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett barnstormed the state on Monday, the day before a recall election that could remove Walker from office over a law reducing public sector union power. Latest polls are predicting a close vote, with Walker holding a narrow lead in the single digits, and virtually no undecided voters. Political analysts said the outcome will depend on which side is best able to turn out its voters. The stakes are...
  • ACLU to join election information coalition [WI recall]

    06/04/2012 2:17:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | June 4, 2012 | By Don Walker
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation announced Monday it will participate in the nonpartisan Wisconsin Election Protection coalition's efforts to answer voter questions, monitor polling places and advocate for the right to vote. "The ACLU of Wisconsin believes that every eligible voter has the right to participate in the recall election without barriers, misinformation or intimidation," the group said in a statement. On Tuesday, voters can call the Wisconsin Election Protection hotline at (866)-OUR-VOTE (on Twitter @EPWisco or on Facebook ) to report problems or ask questions about voting. Over the weekend, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced...
  • (Eric Holder's) DOJ to Monitor Wisconsin Recall Election

    06/04/2012 1:45:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 142 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/12 | Dana Loesch
    Eric Holder's Department of Justice will monitor a number of Wisconsin polling places on Tuesday. The state Department of Justice will dispatch a team of assistant attorneys general and special agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation to Appleton as part of its efforts to prevent voter fraud. Appleton is one of 12 cities that will be monitored Tuesday during the recall election. Seven teams will monitor Milwaukee in conjunction with the Milwaukee County District Attorneys office, two teams will monitor Madison, and single teams will be sent to Beloit/Janesville, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha/Racine, La Crosse, Waukesha, and Wausau....
  • Mailings that list voting records set off some neighbors [WI recall]

    06/04/2012 2:11:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | June 4, 2012 | By Meg Jones
    Jane Boutan thought it was an invasion of privacy. Corrine Greuling worried about her safety. Viola Miller wondered if it could be used to steal her vote. They and others got upset after the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund mailed fliers over the weekend listing peoples names, addresses and whether they voted in the November 2008 and 2010 elections, as well as the same information for a dozen of their neighbors. Addressed to registered voters, the fliers say Who votes is public record! Why do so many people fail to vote? Weve been talking about the problem for years, but it...
  • Over 206,000 absentee ballots requested ahead of Wisconsin recall election

    06/04/2012 2:01:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | June 4, 2012 | By Alison Bauter
    Wisconsin election officials issued over 206,000 absentee ballots ahead of Tuesday's statewide recall election, the Government Accountability Board reported Monday. The absentee figure is often used to gauge the percentage of voters likely to come to the polls on election day. In a race where both sides insist turnout is key, the GAB predicts between 60 and 65 percent voter turnout, a record for a gubernatorial election. In the 2010 general election for governor, voters filed 230,744 absentee ballots total.
  • NY unions cheesy Wis. recall blitz

    06/04/2012 7:19:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2012 | CARL CAMPANILE
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. Fearing their own bargaining rights could be stripped away, members of New Yorks powerful unions piled onto planes to Wisconsin in an effort to topple GOP Gov. Scott Walker in tomorrows recall election. Dozens representing, among others, health-care Local 1199 East, building-service Local 32BJ and Local 726 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, are knocking on doors, making calls and handing out fliers to support Democrat Tom Barrett over Walker. And members from around the country of the Transport Workers Union are badgering voters in the Badger State by cold-calling them using an online phone bank. Many Wisconsin...
  • Who Survives? (Final WAA poll has Walker up 12)

    06/04/2012 9:39:03 AM PDT · by MNlurker · 34 replies
    We Ask America ^ | 6/4/2012 | Admin
    Those surprising results would project at a 56-44 final win for Walker. HOWEVER, while Walker continues to lead Barrett, we once again caution readers that this is an extremely difficult election to predict. Turnout is king in all elections, and it may be even more important in this one.
  • (Vanity) Join the Twitter hashtag satire: #WIUnionDesperation (Defend Scott Walker)

    06/03/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT · by ak267 · 1 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6-3-2012 | ak267
    The Unions, Daily KOS and Progressives are desperate to smeer Gov. Walker right before the recall. The Twitter brigades are mocking them back!!! Join the fun!!! https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23WIUnionDesperation #WIUnionDesperation
  • Wisconsin recall vote raises issues crucial to voters nationwide

    06/03/2012 7:30:23 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    The Seattle News ^ | 6/2/12 | Seattle Times News Services
    Emotions raw Go into Milwaukee, and it's easy to find discouraged voters who want Walker out. He doesn't understand, they say, that they only want help, not handouts. Greg Renden, a public defender, took a pay cut. He blames Walker for making an already dismal economy worse. "He's abdicated the role of trying to help people in need," Renden said. The splintering that started when Walker cut bargaining rights has seeped into other issues: austere budget choices; a voter-ID law; removal of a law that allowed people to seek punitive and compensatory damages in state court over employment discrimination; and...
  • Barrett tells dairy attendees he'll end 'civil war' (Scott Walker's Democratic opponent)

    06/03/2012 12:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 3, 2012 | Don Walker
    De Pere - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, appearing at the same Brown County dairy breakfast as his opponent, Gov. Scott Walker, said Sunday the governor's reforms were not working for the middle class. "It's so important to have a governor focusing on jobs here," he said. "Scott Walker's reforms are not working for the middle class. They may be working for the wealthiest people in the state, but for those students struggling to get out of college with mountains of debt and their tuition rising, it's simply not working." Barrett and Walker were within a few dozen feet of each...
  • Conservative arrested after blogging about convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin

    06/03/2012 9:42:29 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 26 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Joe Newby
    After a contentious court hearing with convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin, conservative blogger Aaron Walker was taken into custody, The Blaze reported Tuesday. [snip] In 1981, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for a long list of crimes, including the 1978 terrorist bombing that brutally maimed Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong. He served 17 years in prison before being released. Since then, he has become a liberal activist whose work has been funded in part, by George Soros' Tides Foundation, Barbra Streisand and Teresa Heinz Kerry. On May 25, The Blaze published a lengthy expose on Kimberlin, detailing his...
  • Barrett on a presidential visit: Obama's busy

    06/03/2012 8:25:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2012 | by Gabriella Schwarz
    (CNN) Tom Barrett, the Democratic challenger in Wisconsins vote over the recall of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, said Sunday he did not ask President Barack Obama to visit the state ahead of Tuesdays election. We understand hes got a lot going on, Barrett said on CNNs State of the Union. Although Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch recently said the presidents absence on the campaign trail is a troubling sign for Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor said the election should not be about national politics.
  • Desperate Dems: Vote against Scott Walker because according to an unconfirmed rumor....

    06/03/2012 8:01:42 AM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 6/3/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Desperate Dems: Vote against Scott Walker because according to an unconfirmed rumor published on some left-wing website, he fathered a love child 24 years ago With two days to go before Wisconsins recall election, Gov. Walker is looking very strong in the polls. According to Intrade, he has a 96 percent chance of winning on Tuesday. Democrats clearly arent winning on the issues, but they hope they have found something else that can turn the tide for them. Late Saturday night, a left-wing anti-Walker website reported an unconfirmed, second-hand rumor that Gov. Walker fathered a love child 24 years ago.