Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on February 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

“If unions fail to stop the GOP assault, Republican victories would represent a major chink in the Democratic armor. A loss of some collective-bargaining rights means a speedier decline in membership. In turn, that means fewer dues-paying members to fund political activities in 2012 and beyond.

“But Republicans don’t even need to win every legislative battle to sap union resources. The battles themselves can suck up money that might otherwise go to turnout operations for Democratic candidates. The money spent on the public relations battle in Wisconsin alone, on the union side, is likely in the millions of dollars. That similar legislation is cropping up in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and elsewhere—even though the campaigns will be far less cost-consuming—will only add to the tab…

“But Walker and other Republicans might have figured out the way to level the playing field: Instead of bolstering their own field operations, wins by anti-union forces could signal serious, and lasting, setbacks for the Democratic Party.

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“But there is something deeper here than just favor-selling and vote-buying. There is something that almost amounts to a twisted idealism in the Democrats’ crusade. They are fighting, not just to preserve their special privileges, but to preserve a social ideal. Or rather, they are fighting to maintain the illusion that their ideal system is benevolent and sustainable…

“The current crisis exposes more than just the financial unsustainability of these programs. It exposes their moral unsustainability. It exposes the fact that the generosity of these welfare-state enclaves can only be sustained by forcing everyone else to perform forced labor to pay for the benefits of a privileged few.

“This is why the left is treating any attempt to fundamentally reform the public workers’ paradise as an existential crisis. This is why they are reacting with the most extreme measures short of outright insurrection. When Democratic lawmakers flee the state in order to deprive their legislatures of the quorum necessary to vote, they are declaring that they would rather have no legislature than allow voting on any bill that would break the power of the unions.”

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“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…

“Appearing Sunday on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was twice asked whether he found the tone at the nearly two-week long demonstrations ‘wrong’ or ‘inappropriate.’

Trumka did not answer, instead saying, ‘We should be sitting down trying to create jobs. … In Wisconsin, a vast majority of the people think this governor has overreached. His popularity has gone down. They’re saying to him, sit down and negotiate; don’t do what you’ve been doing. So he’s losing.’”

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Via Johnny Dollar.

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Via the Blaze.

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Via Secular Stupidest.


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All I can tell you is that in WI my union family is hearing Scott Walker truth and siding with him. The democrats in WI seem to be beholden to unions and not to the taxpayers. It makes the Democrats look like they care about power and not people.
It also helps that in Milwaukee many recall the union was asked in 2010 to switch to state health care plan that would save about 3000.00 dollars per plan. They refused and caused 500 teachers to be laid off.If the union was so willing to work with Scott Walker now why wern’t they willing to work for costing the tax payers less then? Why are public sector unions trying to finalize contracts asap before this is passed and why do the taxpayers become the losers?
The greed and attitude have turned many against them.

Gracelynn on February 27, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Why haven’t the Wisconsin Republicans moved to other issues, such as voter ID? That legislation could have a real impact on the 2012 Wisconsin elections.

GaltBlvnAtty on February 27, 2011 at 11:06 PM

The inaction of the Madison Statehouse police demonstrates the reason we do not need public employee unions…

d1carter on February 27, 2011 at 11:07 PM

You know why public worker unions hate businesses/corporations?

Because a business makes it or breaks it on the quality of what they have to offer the public – their PRODUCT. If their product is crap, they will fail.

2/3rds of Wisconsin 8th graders cannot read proficiently.

That is the PRODUCT of the union stranglehold. Their product is failing. Their methods are failing. Their entire system of gimme entitlements and impunity from merit review is a FAILURE.

No state needs incompetent teachers passing their incompetence to students while entrenched in a life secured and funded by the taxpaying people who would get fired for such lousy performance if it happened in the private sector.

What are they teaching? Don’t worry kiddo, if you suck at reading and writing you’ll have a secure job as a teacher?

ace tomato on February 27, 2011 at 11:08 PM

I haven’t seen any union cops beating the crap out of the other side…yet. That’s why I say not quite. But I’ll grant you it’s damned close. If it comes to that I’ll stand side by side with you or anyone else determined to stop them.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM

See that’s the point. People remember the borwnshirts only beat up people and since there is now massive violence then they aren’t brownshirts. But if you study them you see the brownshirts did not start out by beating up people. they started out as the a propaganda arm. when the people wouldn’t listen to them they started beating up people and using the threat of beating to put fear in them. almost to the letter of what is happening now…. At first it was a couple beatings but when the Germany government too afraid to stop the beatings did nothing the brownshirts were emboldenened and escalated their reign of terror. As more and more beatings occurred the government was less and less likely to interfer until the people crying out for order and law gave in

.

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Better yet, will he even comment and how long will it take for him to say something?

GrannyDee on February 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Oh, sure he’ll say something, he’ll condemn the violence on both sides. Of course he won’t mention the fact that both sides aren’t engaging in violence, only Obama’s side engages in violence as a political tactic.

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 11:15 PM

As some of you have said, this next election should be about law and order. I’m really tired of the selective law enforcement. See AZ and the illegal alien problem. Voter intimadation by the New Black Panthers. Nope, not going to enforce laws that will protect the American people.

Mirimichi on February 27, 2011 at 11:16 PM

This is the value of free speech. In the end people can judge the truth for themselves if the news is covered fairly.

Are these violent thugs the teachers who teach our students?

No wonder test scores are what they are and violence is so deadly in schools look at the mentors.

Any teacher associated with this display of anarchy, should never be allowed around children! The Wisconsin techers are condoning this! At very least teacher money is trying to stop democracy!

We can get better people than this to teach our children.

petunia on February 27, 2011 at 11:16 PM

The money spent on the public relations battle in Wisconsin alone, on the union side, is likely in the millions of dollars.

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So how many BILLIONS in stim money have they buried in the nooks and pockets of the unions? They many be spending just the lint from the theft that has been the non-recovery spending spree…
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RalphyBoy on February 27, 2011 at 11:18 PM

What are they teaching? Don’t worry kiddo, if you suck at reading and writing you’ll have a secure job as a teacher?

ace tomato on February 27, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Not only that but when these teachers retire, it is the very children that are getting short changed that will be paying for the cozy retirement of the teachers that failed them.

Now that is social justice!

petunia on February 27, 2011 at 11:19 PM

“Fox keeps the fear alive” – sign at rally

Actually Fox just reports the fear. The fear is generated by another group.

Electrongod on February 27, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Mirimichi on February 27, 2011 at 11:16 PM

The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If `Thou shalt not covet’ and `Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.”

“The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now. They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.”

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.”- John Adams

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 11:20 PM

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Manchurian Candidate, anyone? This guy is a much greater disaster to this country than Carter was. This could get very bad.
Hell, it’s bad enough now.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Union police assisting union thugs against law-abiding citizens. Why am I not surprised?

gordo on February 27, 2011 at 10:35 PM

It is a fundamentally at odds with American principles of liberty and justice.

FloatingRock on February 27, 2011 at 11:23 PM

i do think everyday this goes on should be a warning to all that Daniels is not to be allowed anywhere near the levers of power. his desire to call for a truce in everything is the last thing we need. It is also why barbour and Mitt should be written off. Tpaw gets it, walker gets it, Palin gets it, Cain gets it. Newt sees it has a chance to make politcal points. but none of them really gets it yet. i await the first one to put it into terms that all can understand. We need a leader that understands the very basic concepts that are at stake. Law and order.

reagan got it when he fired the Air traffic controls. It was not a matter of unions busting it was a matter of power and control. Who would have it and who would yeeld it. Reagan would not allow the union to cause chaos and disorder.

Walker should fire every policemen that refuses to do their job. and they should have been fired hours ago. he should have been prepared for their refusal and issuers an order of thier dismissal.

Now is not the time to go wobbly george…

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 11:28 PM

This guy is a much greater disaster to this country than Carter was. This could get very bad.
Hell, it’s bad enough now.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 11:21 PM

I keep wondering what happens when he’s a lame duck and doesn’t have to worry about re-election. How much freedom can we lose?

I’m afraid that if Obama wins again. That may be the last election we ever have.

Democrats don’t follow the rules of democracy. If Deomcrats lose they make following the rules of democracy a liability for Republicans. Like Wisconsin. The vote is there. But as long as Republicans follow the rules, democracy stops.

That started in Florida 2000 when they tried to change the rules after the voting to make it so Gore won.

It’s gotten worse and worse. Like the twisting and bending and breaking of all the rules to get Obamacare passed.

They actually locked Republicans out. Physically at one point.

I am really afraid for this country if Obama wins and doesn’t have to run again.

petunia on February 27, 2011 at 11:31 PM

they [republicans] are making it a dem/rep thing. It is not. It is law vs lawlessness, order vs chaos.

Exactly. I’m afraid Walker is in over his head. It’s this simple: he does not understand the Left and thus cannot see this larger game — either the risks or the opportunities. He cannot move off the rigid insistence “to return to Wisconsin to conduct the people’s business” blah, blah blah. It’s like the colonial governor trying to read the municipal codes to a rioting mob. But the tragic ignorance here has to do with the larger leftist project. Stunningly — but entirely predictably — it is the Left that is using this moment to pivot off to greater destruction and wider goals while the republicans, presented with the greatest opening against the Left in our time, is perversely, religiously containing the issue (obviously out of fear of seeming to be opportunists as the Left has been) even as it has already, objectively, exploded into much more. Once again, we see the crippling self-consciousness of the Right, the result of generations of liberal MSM conditioning and inflicted trauma.

This is war. The Left knows it. The Right refuses to believe it. It clings to its quaint notions of decorum. “See, MSM? See, we’re really good guys, playing by the rules. See? Will you say nice things about us now?”

rrpjr on February 27, 2011 at 11:34 PM

This whole nation is about to go through some hard times to support the baby boomers. It is not just a government problem. The problem is all over the private sector too.

PrezHussein on February 27, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Everyone needs to start hounding their congresscritters and demand a national Right2Work law.

Let’s blow the unions out of the water right now.

gary4205 on February 27, 2011 at 11:35 PM

I am really afraid for this country if Obama wins and doesn’t have to run again.

petunia on February 27, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Our only hope at that point would be for true conservatives to stall him during his second term. If he has support in either house, we have serious trouble.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 11:35 PM

petunia on February 27, 2011 at 11:31 PM

It started in the 60′s with the USSR actively recuriting an enemy within. and the USSr premier smacking his shoe on the table saying we will bury you.

they have just reached critcal mass.

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 11:37 PM

MM is all over this story…

d1carter on February 27, 2011 at 11:40 PM

The Left knows it. The Right refuses to believe it. It clings to its quaint notions of decorum. “See, MSM? See, we’re really good guys, playing by the rules. See? Will you say nice things about us now?”

rrpjr on February 27, 2011 at 11:34 PM

sadly you are correct.

unseen on February 27, 2011 at 11:41 PM

This is war. The Left knows it. The Right refuses to believe it. It clings to its quaint notions of decorum. “See, MSM? See, we’re really good guys, playing by the rules. See? Will you say nice things about us now?”

rrpjr on February 27, 2011 at 11:34 PM

This, is exactly the problem and we saw it with John McCain who thought he was playing by one set of rules and the leftists who knew what the rules really were. Even Hillary and her supporters were blindsided by the switch and the thugs who gave the primary to Obama.

Mitch Daniels is another example who thinks he can call a time out, or a truce with the left. He actually thinks they will play nice if he gives them what they want.

sharrukin on February 27, 2011 at 11:43 PM

A golden foaming oldie…
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/23/video-chrysler-workers-drinking-toking-on-the-job/
Who wants to bet these clowns are right in the middle of a shoving match soon?
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RalphyBoy on February 27, 2011 at 11:44 PM

The Right refuses to believe it.
Wrong. The right is fully aware. It is the Rinos that are the problem. We need a political purge in this party, or we need to start our own. Case closed.

And the Rinos unfortunately still have a lot of power in the R party. Pity.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 11:44 PM

violence, thuggery, extortion, larceny. Brought to us, by us. WE pay these “teachers” to indocrinate our kids and to rob and beat us when we won’t cough up enough payola. When we stop paying, and start organizing our own free market private schools, (and hiring security to keep the unions from burning them down, of course), then we’ll have some measure of our American can-do spirit back. Until then, if we want to keep paying for abuse, our abusers will keep dishing it up.

tigerlily on February 27, 2011 at 11:47 PM

The Wisconsin union thugs and protesters have proven one thing, there’s no use labeling democrats as anything but socialists. They’re all out in the sunlight where everyone can see them demand their troughs be filled with the struggling public’s money.

Speakup on February 27, 2011 at 11:48 PM

OT………

Anyone see this latest straw poll?

Herman Cain wins Tea Party straw poll

Knucklehead on February 27, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Knucklehead,
Works for me. I like what I’ve heard from him so far.

predator on February 27, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Exactly. I’m afraid Walker is in over his head. It’s this simple: he does not understand the Left and thus cannot see this larger game — either the risks or the opportunities. He cannot move off the rigid insistence “to return to Wisconsin to conduct the people’s business” blah, blah blah. It’s like the colonial governor trying to read the municipal codes to a rioting mob.

rrpjr on February 27, 2011 at 11:34 PM

Wisconsin is a Thunderdome standoff, one of many that will play out across the nation, all fueled by the most dangerous and malevolent “president” this nation has ever seen and his soros/unions masters. Walker could be the template for success – or the canary in the coal mine.

I think you are right rrpjr, in that Walker needs some good advice as to how the Left thinks/operates and most importantly, escalates and how to vanquish them. I hope someone finds a way to advise him, and quickly.

P.S. Good to see you again, sharrukin!

tigerlily on February 27, 2011 at 11:58 PM

OT………

Anyone see this latest straw poll?

Herman Cain wins Tea Party straw poll

Knucklehead on February 27, 2011 at 11:51 PM

That’s about as meaningful as Palin winning a straw poll here.

ddrintn on February 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM

That’s about as meaningful as Palin winning a straw poll here.

ddrintn on February 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM

no its 9000 times more important and and it just is…..

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

P.S. Good to see you again, sharrukin!

tigerlily on February 27, 2011 at 11:58 PM

You too.

I fear we may see Walker fold the way so many others have. It would be the worst thing he could do, but too many others who should be backing him are going wobbly.

sharrukin on February 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Wisconsin cops change minds, let protesters stay overnight in Capitol

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/02/27/wisconsin-cops-change-minds-let-protesters-stay-overnight-in-capitol/

So the cops call all the shots now based on their discretion?

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 12:02 AM

So the cops call all the shots now based on their discretion?

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Hey, gotta show that union loyalty.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM

It looks like everyone rally against the unions need to start packing some pepper spray. These goons are getting a little too cocky.

Sporty1946 on February 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM

It looks like everyone rally against the unions need to start packing some pepper spray. These goons are getting a little too cocky.

Sporty1946 on February 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Hornet/wasp spray works much better. More effective with a much longer range. FYI.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Hey, gotta show that union loyalty.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Another problem with allowing public sector unions.

Sporty1946 on February 28, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Hey Knucklehead, here is Cain’s speech from this weekends American Policy Summit if you haven’t seen it yet.

Herman Cain: We are an exceptional nation and we are going to keep it that way!
http://www.therightscoop.com/herman-cain-we-are-an-exceptional-nation-and-we-are-going-to-keep-it-that-way

Enjoy the speech if you haven’t seen it. It’s worth the watch.

chief on February 28, 2011 at 12:08 AM

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:07 AM

ROFLMAO!!!! So true, hadn’t thought of that. Kinda hard to carry though.

Sporty1946 on February 28, 2011 at 12:09 AM

The union goons have made a fatal mistake…

… they mistook the American Tax Payer as a private company that they could bully with thug tactics and a threat of a strike.

They are the victims of their success in controlling politicians and bureaucrats that kept on giving them a bigger and bigger slice of the pie with lesser and lesser results to show for it…

For example, if the government run school system was the talk of the world, with achievement scores and level of success, with the option of vouchers to try to find a better school if you can, was the norm…

… then I doubt anyone would argue with that success.

Again, if union run bureaucracies and companies were the example of efficiency, high standards, and maximized profits to the share holders…

… Would anyone be in favor of changing the system? I think not.

But that is not the case, is it? They have only their own records of waste, fraud, and abuse to run on…

The game is up, the mask is off, the years of social engineering and liberal manipulation is in the light of day for everyone to see…

… and it is not pretty to look at. In fact, it causes such a putrid taste of bile that average citizens have to take days off work, or the elderly who fear for the future of their children’s children take to the streets, only to be assaulted by union goons.

You should have taken the deal, goons…

… Now, with true numbers of unemployed/under-employed at 20%, I am sure we can find a job or two to replace your fat over paid a%s!

You voted and wanted “Change”…?

… You got it!

Seven Percent Solution on February 28, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Another problem with allowing public sector unions.

Sporty1946 on February 28, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Yep. Even FDR, the left’s favorite pres in history, would not allow PSU’s. He feared it would eventually turn the people against the unions and thereby against the government. He was right.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:10 AM

Did you see that video of the union thug assaulting a Tea Partier in Atlanta. The Tea Partier tried to get a police officer to arrest the thug and the officer refused.

Not good.

Sporty1946 on February 28, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Following Cain in the live voting were: former Minnesota Republican governor Tim Pawlenty, with nearly 16 percent of the votes; Paul, with just over 15 percent; former Alaska Republican governor Sarah Palin, with just over 10 percent; former Massachusetts Republican governor Mitt Romney, with nearly 6.5 percent, and Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, with just over 5.6 percent

Cain and pawlenty and Paul were the three at the event. Pawlenty is showing some staying power. He might be a surprise come 2012. I give him props Now if he could only keep people awake during his speeches….

I see Mitt is still imploding. Palin did well for not being there. But like most straw polls. those that show up usally win the event.

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM

ROFLMAO!!!! So true, hadn’t thought of that. Kinda hard to carry though.

Sporty1946 on February 28, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Sporty,
I had a woman at work tell me she was getting worried about walking in her neighborhood at night. Said she was thinking about getting pepper spray. I told her to do the wasp spray. She carries a purse, which makes it easier to tote. It is very powerful and has a range of roughly 20 feet. For a dude it would be an awkward carry, but all ladies who live in dangerous ‘hoods should pack them some hornet/wasp spray.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM

You too.

I fear we may see Walker fold the way so many others have. It would be the worst thing he could do, but too many others who should be backing him are going wobbly.

sharrukin on February 28, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Yes. Like Gov. Christie. I could be wrong, but it seems he’s all talk in NJ. If he wasn’t, shouldn’t he be facing the same mayhem as Walker is? All I’ve seen from him is his favorite past time of reciting the arithmetical impossibilites of continued union pay to teachers at town halls on YouTube.

Where’s his legislation that brings out the goons? And if he can make it to D.C. to give talks, why doesn’t he back up Walker with a visit to Madison? Isn’t this situation something that is exactly what Christie has been framing himself as; isn’t this tailor made for his manufactured persona as a foe to the fiscal insanity and threats of unions?

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Anything from Mitch Daniels or are the people over at NRO still putting the burn ointment on him?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Anything from Mitch Daniels or are the people over at NRO still putting the burn ointment on him?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM

I think I read somewhere he was working on a truce with the good people of the Falklan islands.

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Yes. Like Gov. Christie. I could be wrong, but it seems he’s all talk in NJ. If he wasn’t, shouldn’t he be facing the same mayhem as Walker is? All I’ve seen from him is his favorite past time of reciting the arithmetical impossibilites of continued union pay to teachers at town halls on YouTube.

Well I don’t think he’s all talk as he does seem to have cut the budget somewhat which is more than many have done. New Jersey is in more trouble of course and Corzine the preceding Democrat cut it as well, due to the problem.

I do think his results are exaggerated by the youtube campaign and the media who want a non-conservative Republican to attack those on the right with.

Where’s his legislation that brings out the goons? And if he can make it to D.C. to give talks, why doesn’t he back up Walker with a visit to Madison? Isn’t this situation something that is exactly what Christie has been framing himself as; isn’t this tailor made for his manufactured persona as a foe to the fiscal insanity and threats of unions?

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:18 AM

That is a good point and I wonder why he hasn’t backed Walker. Has he at least given him verbal support?

sharrukin on February 28, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Anything from Mitch Daniels or are the people over at NRO still putting the burn ointment on him?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:19 AM

I think I read somewhere he was working on a truce with the good people of the Falklan islands.

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 12:22 AM

lol. I heard he was trying to arrange a truce with the mean African bees so they wouldn’t migrate as far as Indiana. Something about adding to their honey stores by taking it from the tamer bees.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM

For the police officer that didn’t do his job, can any legal action be taken?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:29 AM

lol. I heard he was trying to arrange a truce with the mean African bees so they wouldn’t migrate as far as Indiana. Something about adding to their honey stores by taking it from the tamer bees.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Nope. Fire ants. He’s negotiating for a private habitat for them on the condition that they’ll stay south and leave Indiana alone.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:30 AM

I think I read somewhere he was working on a truce with the good people of the Falklan islands.

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 12:22 AM

lol. I heard he was trying to arrange a truce with the mean African bees so they wouldn’t migrate as far as Indiana. Something about adding to their honey stores by taking it from the tamer bees.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM

In all seriousness (and correct me if I’m wrong), aren’t the Hoosier Fleebaggers still missing???

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:30 AM

For the police officer that didn’t do his job, can any legal action be taken?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Just because it can be taken wouldn’t mean that it would be taken. Union police officers, baby! To Protect (our a$$es) and Serve (our union masters).

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM

It looks like everyone rally against the unions need to start packing some pepper spray. These goons are getting a little too cocky.

Sporty1946 on February 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Hornet/wasp spray works much better. More effective with a much longer range. FYI.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Al New York Times headline: TEA Party Protesters Using Chemical Weapons!!!!

slickwillie2001 on February 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM

Just because it can be taken wouldn’t mean that it would be taken. Union police officers, baby! To Protect (our a$$es) and Serve (our union masters).

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM

If the Police or city don’t take any action though, can’t they be sued?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:36 AM

That is a good point and I wonder why he hasn’t backed Walker. Has he at least given him verbal support?

sharrukin on February 28, 2011 at 12:24 AM

He may, but I haven’t heard about it. Could have been lukewarm. If he has spoken out with force, our little Jersey RINO would have made news at all the conservative blogs/sites of note. I haven’t seen it. Also, even though he may have done some budget cutting, he couldn’t , imo, have gone anywhere near the unions, because otherwise, he would have had his own “WisCairo” situation on his hands. Our little Jersey gun grabber is a very good talkety talky RINO, tho.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Al New York Times headline: TEA Party Protesters Using Chemical Weapons!!!!

slickwillie2001 on February 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM

Heh. New York Times headline:

Tea Partiers Employ Tactics of Saddam!
Women and Children Hardest Hit!

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:38 AM

If the Police or city don’t take any action though, can’t they be sued?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Suing the government is like math–very hard.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:40 AM

Suing the government is like math–very hard.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:40 AM

Math’s only hard for people working in the government and taking care of the books.

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM

Nope. Fire ants. He’s negotiating for a private habitat for them on the condition that they’ll stay south and leave Indiana alone.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Yes, I believe I heard somthing along those lines. Story goes that since Mitch has called a truce with the Leftists over “social” issues, he has agreed to the Leftists’ suggestion that the fire ants be released into Christian homes and churches, especially the vocally pro-life establisments. That Mitch, gotta love him, no?

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM

In all seriousness (and correct me if I’m wrong), aren’t the Hoosier Fleebaggers still missing???

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:30 AM

I can’t say and I’m too lazy to look it up, Meat. I will say that if they are still gone, it isn’t because Mitch hasn’t already given up the ghost. They probably just decided for some extra vacay days on the taxpay, y’know.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM

That Mitch, gotta love him, no?

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:43 AM

What a negotiator! *swoon*

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM

I can’t say and I’m too lazy to look it up, Meat. I will say that if they are still gone, it isn’t because Mitch hasn’t already given up the ghost. They probably just decided for some extra vacay days on the taxpay, y’know.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Hell yes, their still gone. Many of them are hanging out at a Comfort Inn in Urbana, Il. Not to far from where I live.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

1 point of order here, Governor Christie has a fully Democratic Legislature to work with whereas Governor Walker has a Republican majority legislature.

SgtSVJones on February 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

In all seriousness (and correct me if I’m wrong), aren’t the Hoosier Fleebaggers still missing???

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:30 AM

yeah he is going to handle that truce when he gets back form the south Alantic island paridise of Falkland..

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM

1 point of order here, Governor Christie has a fully Democratic Legislature to work with whereas Governor Walker has a Republican majority legislature.

SgtSVJones on February 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

so?

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Oops! “They’re still gone” and Not “too far” from where I live. *drinks*

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM

So basically Mitch is screwed? I mean, he capitulated to the babies … and they’re still gone.

Crap.

Cross that guy off the list. Anyone that seriously thinks he could be President should be laughed at… he just screwed over Indiana with his moooderation.

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM

BREAKING NEWS! MITCH DANIEL’S LATEST CRUSADE! SAVING THE WOOD SPIDER!

http://tinyurl.com/yc5sas

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Just because it can be taken wouldn’t mean that it would be taken. Union police officers, baby! To Protect (our a$$es) and Serve (our union masters).

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM

This Wisconsin thingy is a great dry run for obama. A microcosmic laboratory where he can test out all of the lefty theories of breaking down rule of law and of the union cops and firemen doing nothing if their union cohorts/bosses are the ones making all hell break loose and bringing cities to their knees.

Will we have elections in 2012? Not if obama can help it. Martial law is only this lawless president’s signature away. As rrpjr says, the Left is at war with us. imo, obama has no intention of leaving in 2012 if his mission of “fundamental transformation” isn’t accomplished. And when it is, elections will no longer be necessary.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM

Agreed. The left has been at war with us for a long time. They really amped it up in the ’60s and we are just now starting to realize and react. We have allowed them to become firmly entrenched. This makes it much tougher to do what must be done. As I said earlier, gird people, gird.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

So basically Mitch is screwed? I mean, he capitulated to the babies … and they’re still gone.

Crap.

Cross that guy off the list. Anyone that seriously thinks he could be President should be laughed at… he just screwed over Indiana with his moooderation.

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Yes, according to predator, they’re at a Comfort Inn in Urbana, IL. It isn’t the Ritz, but still, they’re probably all sippin’ slurpees by the indoor pool.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Hell yes, their still gone. Many of them are hanging out at a Comfort Inn in Urbana, Il. Not to far from where I live.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:49 AM

Are they likely to return or has Mitch lost his bundle of legislation as well as his presidential chances?

sharrukin on February 28, 2011 at 1:05 AM

So basically Mitch is screwed? I mean, he capitulated to the babies … and they’re still gone.

Crap.

Cross that guy off the list. Anyone that seriously thinks he could be President should be laughed at… he just screwed over Indiana with his moooderation.

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM

The Fleebaggers got Mitch to surrender. I guess their tactic now is to embarrass him for doing what they wanted.

Remember when the Donks begged Bush Sr. to raise taxes breaking his “Read my lips” pledge? And then Bush reluctantly did what they wanted by raising taxes.

Q: What the Donks do after they got their way.

A: They clobbered Bush for doing what they wanted to beat him down some more during the election.

Looks like the Donks are doing an effective beat down on Mitch. By staying away Mitch looks even more ridiculous. He should have know this.

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 1:06 AM

Can Tobin file a claim for a hate crime against these people. He’s being assaulted because he’s a member of a group of people that these people hate. I mean, it’d be no different if he were gay or black would it?

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:07 AM

yeah he is going to handle that truce when he gets back form the south Alantic island paridise of Falkland..

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 12:50 AM

The funny thing is, hearing T-Paw makes me go to sleep, but just seeing a photo of Mitch makes me comatose. Mitch wears weakness on his face like a picture of Dorian Grey.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 1:08 AM

Yes, according to predator, they’re at a Comfort Inn in Urbana, IL. It isn’t the Ritz, but still, they’re probably all sippin’ slurpees by the indoor pool.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

I think it was the Comfort. I know it wasn’t Ramada, Hampton, or Hilton, which surprises me greatly since we’re talking about the privilege minded Dims.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:09 AM

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

LOL must watch youtube moment…..

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 1:12 AM

I mean, it’d be no different if he were gay or black would it?

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:07 AM

You answered your own question. It is specifically different for him because he’s not part of a “protected class.”

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:12 AM

For the police officer that didn’t do his job, can any legal action be taken?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 12:29 AM

Sure there is…

… You can try a “Citizen’s Arrest“.

/ (… and you actually thought by going to work every day, raising your family, believing that “Equal Justice Under the Law” made our Representative Republic unique, and paying your taxes mattered?)

Seven Percent Solution on February 28, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Agreed. The left has been at war with us for a long time. They really amped it up in the ’60s and we are just now starting to realize and react. We have allowed them to become firmly entrenched. This makes it much tougher to do what must be done. As I said earlier, gird people, gird.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Isn’t it insane that for fifty years we have let them hijack our entire nation, it’s institutions/culture/education and government? And even now, the RINO/establishment wants to let them continue?
And we’re just waking up to the fact that maybe these people really do wish us real harm? And that we need to beat them or lose everything?

Boy, we must really, really, like long odds.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 1:13 AM

Mitch wears weakness on his face like a picture of Dorian Grey.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 1:08 AM

The RINOs call that being “serious” and “statesman like”. I call it smoking too much weed when young…his police record even confirms my theory….

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 1:14 AM

This Wisconsin thingy is a great dry run for obama. A microcosmic laboratory where he can test out all of the lefty theories of breaking down rule of law and of the union cops and firemen doing nothing if their union cohorts/bosses are the ones making all hell break loose and bringing cities to their knees.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 12:59 AM

yes–for nearly 2 years the left has pined for a violent action by a TPer. When none came, they shifted tactics and waited upon a piece of legislation by a Republican that they could rally against. Walker provided the honey for the ants, and they came. Had it been violence, like they wanted out of the Giffords affair in AZ, the reaction would be the same. They want civil unrest and worse, IMO.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:16 AM

BREAKING NEWS! MITCH DANIEL’S LATEST CRUSADE! SAVING THE WOOD SPIDER!

http://tinyurl.com/yc5sas

predator on February 28, 2011 at 12:58 AM

OMG. So funny. I was fooled for a while. When the THC spider built a hammock I knew it was going to bolt off as a joke.

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 1:17 AM

Can anyone else see Mitch getting high on some weed and coming up with the idea for a truce on social issues? Isn’t that what a stoner would say?

“dude man we just need to chill on all this heavy social vibe man”….-Mitch at age 22

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 1:17 AM

You answered your own question. It is specifically different for him because he’s not part of a “protected class.”

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:12 AM

I guess we have to tolerate a few Fox News reporters getting tied to fencepoles, raped, and left for dead before we can protect one of them can’t we?///

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:17 AM

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 1:13 AM

The schools are the biggest obstacle, in my view. There was a time when the indoctrination didn’t begin until college. Now, it starts as soon as they walk through the doors for kindergarten. We must take back the schools. That’s why Wisconsin is so important.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Yes, according to predator, they’re at a Comfort Inn in Urbana, IL. It isn’t the Ritz, but still, they’re probably all sippin’ slurpees by the indoor pool.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

Sickening.

I’m starting to think that “fiscal conservative” is code for conservative without a backbone.

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 1:21 AM

The schools are the biggest obstacle, in my view. There was a time when the indoctrination didn’t begin until college. Now, it starts as soon as they walk through the doors for kindergarten. We must take back the schools. That’s why Wisconsin is so important.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:19 AM

yep. spot on. We homeschool our kids. The contrasts of what my kids deem important vs. public school kids are pretty stark when they get together. Many of my friends send their kids to public school. They’re collectively–disappointed, if you will.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:23 AM

@Geo

When are Republicans gonna learn their lesson?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 1:23 AM

I guess we have to tolerate a few Fox News reporters getting tied to fencepoles, raped, and left for dead before we can protect one of them can’t we?///

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:17 AM

It’s a shame ted, but it is starting to appear that way. The cops do nothing? Really? This is a very grave situation. Silence the opposing media voices. Harass and pound them into submission. Tobin is a hell of a reporter. He’s done some great work, especially overseas. This ain’t right, but it will continue unless we stand strong against it. Ain’t gonna be easy.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

When are Republicans gonna learn their lesson?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 1:23 AM

we’re standing athwart the pre-2008 republican squishy rino’s that still have some years left in their political careers. The Gingriches, Huckabees et al. You know the type. Then we have the Rubios, Ron Johnsons, Palins, Haleys etc. Different breed. We have to breed out the old crowd, if you will.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Anyone think it’s a coincidence that Fox is running Stossel’s piece of entrepreneurship and unions?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 1:27 AM

@ted c

I hope you are right. This conservative (registered Republican) has!

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 1:28 AM

yep. spot on. We homeschool our kids. The contrasts of what my kids deem important vs. public school kids are pretty stark when they get together. Many of my friends send their kids to public school. They’re collectively–disappointed, if you will.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:23 AM

Good for you and carry on. Here in Illinois there is a move afoot to require all home schoolers to “register” with the state. So far it hasn’t succeeded, but this is yet another example of these control freaks wanting to get right into our homes. No, I say. Enough is enough.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:29 AM

Tobin is a hell of a reporter. He’s done some great work, especially overseas. This ain’t right, but it will continue unless we stand strong against it. Ain’t gonna be easy.

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:25 AM

I agree, he’s like the guy they send to Tel Aviv when it’s getting rocketed, or to Jalalabad, AF. He’s a hoss and looks like he’d gladly shut the camera off and open some whoop ass on some granola. The left is now ratcheting up in their death throes of the kickin’ chicken. They want a kent state, they want something, they want blood on the ground and they want it to be one of them just so they can all together loose their dogs and go full bore apesh!t.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:30 AM

They want civil unrest and worse, IMO.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 1:16 AM

Agreed. Would obama, et al. do anything differently if they didn’t want the worst happening/to happen? You bet. They would be doing everything differently.

We are watching the plan unfold before our eyes, and still we can’t believe it. We are in trouble, and I will not be surprised when the crisis/violence/civil disturbances reach a convenient peak within weeks of the 2012 elections, “necessitating”, at the very least, suspension of the elections for the “safety of Americans”.

obama crossed the threshold of lawlessness long before he came onto the national scene with his illegal election donations (hundreds of millions), fraud in the primaries and general, illegal union handover of GM and Chrysler to unions, trillion dollar stimulus rip-off, 20 Billion BP slushfund, contempt of court re: obamacare, drilling and now refusal to enforce federal law (DOMA). This is just skimming the surface. obama’s entire life has been one big scam/crime/underhanded grift; congress refuses to control him, and every time he breaks the law and gets away with it, his power and boldness grow. I am not hopeful that we will have elections in 2012. Even if we do, four years of SEIU/Acorn fraud-workings with stimulus dollars may make it impossible to have anywhere near a fair vote. I hope I am completely wrong in this. I really do.

tigerlily on February 28, 2011 at 1:30 AM

LOL must watch youtube moment…..

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Yeah, who knew that Charlie Sheen had so much in common with wood spiders?

predator on February 28, 2011 at 1:31 AM

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