Tag: Wisconsin

Dems gather enough signatures to recall a 6th Republican, Republican recall efforts bomb

Oh, hardee har har har. Yesterday, the group collecting signatures to recall Wisconsin Senator Robert Cowles announced they have enough signatures to put his recall on the ballot. That makes the sixth such announcement since the wave of recall campaigns began. Six down, two to go. Meanwhile, Republican efforts to recall two three Democrats crapped out. A recall effort targeting […]

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For tea party Republicans, it’s business as usual — and then some

Nepotism is so offensive that, when you see it, your first instinct is to want to shake someone by the lapels, shake them silly, then throw them out into the street. In this case, it would be Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker lying in the dirt and dust in the road in front of the saloon. It’s good to be born […]

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Indiana prosecutor advised Scott Walker to stage an assault on himself

Indiana prosecutor advised Scott Walker to stage an assault on himself

To fully tell this story, you have to go back to the beginning of the protest rallies in Madison, Wisconsin. On February 17th, Governor Walker told the press that his office had received “over 8,000 emails” which he said were mostly supportive of his efforts to smash the unions. “The more than 8,000 emails we got today, the majority are […]

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Wisconsin State Senator Jauch eviscerates Governor Scott Walker

Wisconsin State Senator Bob Jauch issued a press release today. Jauch is one of the 14 Democrats who have left the state to deny Governor Scott Walker a quorum in the Senate which would allow him to strip away the collective bargaining rights of teachers and other public employees. Walker recently tried to portray Jauch as wanting to return to […]

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The police state at the Wisconsin Capitol continues, tea party rally a joke

As I wrote about last week, Wisconsin State Representative Nick Milroy was tackled when he tried to enter the Capitol Building on Thursday night. Here’s the video: This police state environment at the Wisconsin Capitol continues this week. Talking Points Memo is reporting that the key cards of staff AND LEGISLATORS have been turned off, denying them direct entrance to […]

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Firefighters were denied access to Wisc. Capitol; live ammo found outside

Last night a judge ordered the Wisconsin Capitol building closed during non-work hours creating an exodus as protesters left the building, ending a 17-day occupation. Governor Scott Walker has instituted draconian security checkpoints that were detailed in great detail HERE. [T]oday when I went to the capitol to visit my representative, Janis Ringhand, and discuss my concerns about the governor’s […]

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President Obama appropriately chooses NOT to be the anti-Reagan

In 1981, Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), the national union representing air traffic controllers, went on strike. After talks collapsed, President Ronald Reagan permanently fired 11,000 of the union members. The President of the United States of America intervened in a labor dispute in a heavy-handed move that, in many ways, defined Reagan’s legacy and shaped the Republican Party […]

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The Wisconsin Lie

So, maybe you’re thinking to yourself, “Well, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is a jerk but he has a good point. Why should Wisconsin taxpayers pick up the tab for all those unionized teachers’ and public employees’ pensions and benefits? They should pick up more of that tab themselves.” And we could have a valid conversation about that. We could debate […]

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Fun governor facts!

Guess which governor doesn’t have a college degree? Yup, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Explains so much doesn’t it? Like how he became the tea party candidate for governor. And how he allowed himself to be purchased by the Koch brothers. And how he could cut taxes by $140 million creating a $137 million deficit that he then felt he had […]

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Epic Tea Party FAIL: Anti-union “protesters” out-numbered 35 to 1 in Madison

Epic Tea Party FAIL: Anti-union “protesters” out-numbered 35 to 1 in Madison

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that anti-union tea party protesters were out-numbered today 30-to-1. The crowd of protesters on the Capitol Square this afternoon has grown to as many as 60,000, according Joel DeSpain, a spokesman for the Madison Police Department. ~SNIP~ Early estimates of the pro-Walker crowd were around 2,000. UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting that the number […]

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Anti-union conservatives holding a rally in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday

Anti-union conservatives holding a rally in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday

This ought to be good. Anti-union right-wingers are holding an “I Stand With Walker” anti-union rally at the capitol building in Madison tomorrow. It’s being promoted by Rush Limbaugh wannabe conservative radio host Vicki McKenna. She posted this on her Facebook page today: BOOK IT: capitol rally for taxpayers, noon on SATURDAY! bring cleaning supplies to clean up the pigsty […]

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