Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on March 13, 2011 by Allahpundit

“Many in the crowd wore buttons or held signs bearing admiring nicknames for the group: the ‘Fighting 14,’ the ‘Fab 14′ or, simply, ‘the Wisconsin 14.’ They chanted, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Welcome home.’…

“On Saturday, the senators spoke, sometimes boastfully, about their pride in the outpouring of support, their dismay at the law that passed in their absence and their eagerness to meet the protesters who have backed their actions.

“‘I’m one of the Fabulous 14, and I’m so proud,’ said Spencer Coggs, who was first elected to the State Legislature nearly three decades ago. ‘We are back to unite and fight with our supporters. We gave them hope. They gave us inspiration.’…

“The Democrats are still officially in contempt of the Senate, though both sides said it was unlikely that they would be detained. In addition, eight Democrats — as well as eight Republicans — face recall efforts stemming from the dispute.”

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“‘The [Democrats’] appearance at the capitol today is in direct violation of the contempt order issued by the state senate earlier this month,’ read Sen. Scott Fitzgerald’s statement in part, ‘and it proves their absolute disregard for the institution of the senate.’

“‘Today, the most shameful 14 people in the state of Wisconsin are going to pat themselves on the back and smile for the cameras,’ Fitzgerald’s statement continued. ‘They’re going to pretend they’re heroes for taking a three-week vacation.’

“‘To the Senate Democrats: when you smile for the cameras today and pretend you’re heroes, I hope you look at that beautiful Capitol building you insulted,’ Fitzgerald concluded. ‘And I hope you’re embarrassed to call yourselves senators.’”

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“‘They won the battle; we’re going to win the war,’ said Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay)…

“Sen. Tim Cullen (D-Janesville), who spearheaded negotiations to try to come to a deal over the bill, admitted that damage was done to the institution of the Senate. He said both sides were responsible.

“He also lamented the likelihood that recall elections will soon be held.

“‘We’ve gone from a 24/7 news cycle to 24/7 elections,’ Cullen said.”

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“The state capitol of Wisconsin had taken on an eerie quiet on Friday. Gone were the throngs of protesters who occupied its marble floors like a campground in summer. The midnight honking of cars circling the white building had ceased. The chalk ‘dead man’ outlines etched with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s name on the sidewalks remained in dismembered parts, incompletely washed away by clean-up hoses…

“The frustration from the defeat will be channeled elsewhere. Wiping tears from beneath her dark rimmed glasses, Anne Moser, 47, who works for University of Wisconsin Madison’s science-based Water Library, said, ‘People know that violence doesn’t get you anywhere. The attack the Republicans have made is violent and a violation of human rights. It is an attack on the middle class. We teach our children to follow rules and to sit and the table and work it out, but that certainly hasn’t happened here.’ And so she and her allies may seek there revenge elsewhere: in a court of law or, most probably, in a polling booth.”

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Now is the time to get our fellow “righ thinking” people registered to vote and be prepared to stand the assaults of the recall elections (or actually send one of the fleebaggers home and ensure a quorum in Wisconsin)… and prepare for the next general election on NO-vember 6, 2012…

There is a LOT MORE of us than there are of them… They may have the temporary advantage of unity and anger, but they can’t overcome the numbers disadvantage…

Khun Joe on March 14, 2011 at 1:42 AM

Hey, guys! Wow… already past 1.

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 1:46 AM

CNN has some tremendous video of the NE coastal towns of Japan…That area may have lost a generation of elderly to the water…

Gohawgs on March 14, 2011 at 1:46 AM

predator on March 14, 2011 at 1:40 AM

Enjoyed it friend!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 1:48 AM

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Gohawgs on March 14, 2011 at 1:46 AM

Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Night all, and thanks again niteowl. If a former dem can see the light it gives me hope that we might pound the progs down one more time. Progs are so much worse than dems. They are down right scary.

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 12:57 AM

———-
i’m in one of the bluest of blue states in New England. It’s not like there were many Repubs to vote for. You know, there are millions upon millions of middle class registered democrats that are sane, honest and have common sense. They recognize corruption and incompetance in their own party and they do not look the other way. It seems the Eleceted Dems, Unions and MSM think because your a registered to their party, that getting screwed and ripped off by “one of your own” is ok with you. Quite a few friends belong to unions and they hate it with a passion

Since 2008 I voted straight Repub but stayed a registered Dem just to screw with party affiliation polls lol finally made the switch to Indi official. All friends, family and co workers registered dems and all so PO’d at what is happening, they did not vote Dem in 2010 and they won’t vote Dem in 2012. Ya know, inflation, unemployment high gas prices etc. is hitting everyone no matter who their party affiliation.

The MSM and Elected Dem spin would have the rest of the country believe that registered Dems are willing to lose their house and make their kids go hungry or not have heat in the winter, paying higher taxes just so union leeches can continue to be severly overpaid and get overly generous benefits. It’s beyond absurd and every person knows it.

Union goons and the elected Dems are a small minority of states with a big mouth. That is all it is, period end of sentance. Polls are nonsense put out by Dem lapdogs. They tell everyone what they would love to be true. Common sense tells anyone with 2 brain cellls to rub together what the real score is

Niteowl45 on March 14, 2011 at 1:51 AM

CNN has some tremendous video of the NE coastal towns of Japan…That area may have lost a generation of elderly to the water…

Gohawgs on March 14, 2011 at 1:46 AM

As we type, Obama’s already trying to figure out how the Kathleen Sebelius can harness the power of a tsunami…

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 1:53 AM

Good to see you!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Good to see you.

Now, I’m not a fan of the Japanese. Long story… BUT, I can make an exception and of course I wish them well and pray for a speedy recovery.

For you, Dire ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUxU-bRvdRI

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 1:55 AM

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Excellent video!..Like those Sunshine girls!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Excellent video!..Like those Sunshine girls!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Mmm hmmm

I’ve been told I’m allowed to like that sunshine girl ;)

I wonder what Patrick thinks…

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 2:03 AM

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 2:03 AM

I missed out on that thread!..I am sure you all beat up on him..He deserved it!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 2:10 AM

I missed out on that thread!..I am sure you all beat up on him..He deserved it!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 2:10 AM

Oh, I missed it too. I don’t even have the whole story. I just saw the link to one of his errr posts that Knucklehead gave us.

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 2:12 AM

I know of one or two people in Japan that would happily take thier jobs right now…

… Fu%king union goons!

Seven Percent Solution on March 14, 2011 at 2:18 AM

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 2:12 AM

lol!..I need to go read that thread!..I feel good that Knucklehead and crew handled Patrick!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 2:21 AM

Fu%king union goons!

Seven Percent Solution on March 14, 2011 at 2:18 AM

+ 10..Nice post!..:)

Dire Straits on March 14, 2011 at 2:22 AM

The fleebagger 14

Gohawgs on March 14, 2011 at 2:45 AM

Happy Pi-days, guys.

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 3:16 AM

*day

Need sleep

DTS is weird.

Later, all :D

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 3:17 AM

^^^ DST :(

MeatHeadinCA on March 14, 2011 at 3:18 AM

Good night, all! Just finished chatting with my friend in Bangkok (gotta love that free internet chat)!

Khun Joe on March 14, 2011 at 3:46 AM

The MSM and Elected Dem spin would have the rest of the country believe that registered Dems are willing to lose their house and make their kids go hungry or not have heat in the winter, paying higher taxes just so union leeches can continue to be severly overpaid and get overly generous benefits. It’s beyond absurd and every person knows it.

Beautiful.

AZCON on March 14, 2011 at 4:08 AM

“‘Today, the most shameful 14 people in the state of Wisconsin are going to pat themselves on the back and smile for the cameras,’ Fitzgerald’s statement continued. ‘They’re going to pretend they’re heroes for taking a three-week vacation.’

Yet, many will still see them as heroes…

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2011 at 5:01 AM

“The frustration from the defeat will be channeled elsewhere. Wiping tears from beneath her dark rimmed glasses, Anne Moser, 47, who works for University of Wisconsin Madison’s science-based Water Library, said, ‘People know that violence doesn’t get you anywhere. The attack the Republicans have made is violent and a violation of human rights. It is an attack on the middle class. We teach our children to follow rules and to sit and the table and work it out, but that certainly hasn’t happened here.’ And so she and her allies may seek there revenge elsewhere: in a court of law or, most probably, in a polling booth.”

Yes, it didn’t happen here because the Democrats fled the state. The Democrats didn’t follow the rules. The Democrats didn’t sit at the table and work it out; they ran away from the table.

What hypocrites. The irony of her statement (especially the part highlighted by myself) is so thick that it would take TNT to blast through it.

Theophile on March 14, 2011 at 5:35 AM

Hey Dire :)

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 7:12 AM

good mornin’ OC and Theo

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 7:15 AM

The ongoing labor battle in Wisconsin gives President Barack Obama a chance to test-drive what could emerge as a major 2012 campaign theme — that he’s the only man who can stop wild-eyed GOP radicals

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51215.html#ixzz1GZWA0LDS

laser focus on union jobs…sounds about right with this community organizer in the wh

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM

morning joe continuing the meme that the union is meeting scott walker halfway

what a crock…

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 7:23 AM

The real origin of “Chalkie” – I guarantee you will appreciate this link:
http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/archive/Chalk-One-Up-for-Chicago-Police-Bloggers.html

Jezz, the progs/Fab 14 couldn’t even get the “chalk dead man” figure right. Go figure.

MayorDaley on March 14, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Missed this last night, pretty funny.

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 7:24 AM

How about this laser-like focus on ObaMao’s management style?
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/03/barack_obama_a_management_appr.html

Heh! He would be fired in a New York minute…if he could even get past the hiring process.

onlineanalyst on March 14, 2011 at 7:24 AM

onlineanalyst on March 14, 2011 at 7:24 AM

excellent linky…SPOT ON

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 7:31 AM

I actually would like to know what Tea Party efforts are out there to recall any of the 14. All I’m hearing is organizing on the other side.

Apologetic California on March 14, 2011 at 1:05 AM

It’s there but it is way under the radar. They are intimidating people and leaving stuff on their cars. Any meetings of TP’s are getting 2-3 times as many protesters showing up. We have to cross their picket lines to get in. That is why the numbers are so low. We just stay home rather than get hassled. We will show up in record numbers to vote. They will get some recalls, but they still have to win the election. And I think you will see astounding numbers for turn out on both sides. I can’t call this either way for numbers right now. Lots of stealth action for our side but I just don’t know how much.

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 7:53 AM

Say more Prayers for Japan. There is so much suffering it makes your head spin.

Geochelone on March 14, 2011 at 7:54 AM

Mornin’. y’all. My thoughts (such as they are) for today.

kingsjester on March 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM

We have people within our own government who are totally compliant with the downfall of this countrry. It must end.

predator on March 14, 2011 at 1:35 AM

All you have to do is peruse David Horowitz’s, and Pam Geller’s and you know we are in deep sh!te.

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 7:53 AM

we are with you chica

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM

kingsjester on March 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM

mornin’ KJ, another good one…love the title and the want ad….

perfecto

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 8:03 AM

“‘They won the battle; we’re going to win the war,’ said Sen. Dave Hansen

Sen. Hanson, you don’t win a war by running away from the battlfield.
.

philly_PA on March 14, 2011 at 8:09 AM

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/03/barack_obama_a_management_appr.html

onlineanalyst on March 14, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Outstanding!

petefrt on March 14, 2011 at 8:12 AM

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 7:53 AM

Stay strong. The vast majority of Americans are behind Gov. Walker, no matter what the manufactured polls say.

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 8:03 AM

Thanks!

kingsjester on March 14, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Niteowl45 on March 14, 2011 at 1:51 AM

I called a close friend I could speak my mind with last night … and she said the same as you brilliantly articulated in this post. She said many are suffering, lost their homes, jobs and all. Here in Wi the employment situation is not the best. Health care is almost unaffordable. So yes, I think there are many that will resent the lavish benefits we are carrying the water for (of the PEU’s). I also think anyone with common sense will understand that is is purely unsustainable in regards to the pensions. That ponzi scheme will not outlast our economy unless something drastic happens. Walker gets this and he is willing to die on the hill for fiscal sanity.

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 8:25 AM

“‘Today, the most shameful 14 people in the state of Wisconsin are going to pat themselves on the back and smile for the cameras,’ Fitzgerald’s statement continued. ‘They’re going to pretend they’re heroes for taking a three-week vacation.’

Yet, many will still see them as heroes…

OmahaConservative on March 14, 2011 at 5:01 AM

They GOT hero’s welcomes, in madison and in their home towns. But on the threads in small town papers where they live are posts from people saying they just signed recall papers and how they are disgusted with them. So not everyone is thinking they did such a great job.

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 8:34 AM

we are with you chica

cmsinaz on March 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM

I think I would be seriously depressed with out HA. Thanks for uniting lots of us Wi people via this forum. I would have never known there were more of me in the state if not for reading all the posts from you guys. We surround them for sure.

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 8:51 AM

“‘They won the battle; we’re going to win the war,’ said Sen. Dave Hansen

Sen. Hanson, you don’t win a war by running away from the battlfield.
.

philly_PA on March 14, 2011 at 8:09 AM

That guy is going to have a serious recall effort. He has a big union background and I was reading his hometown newspaper yesterday. Many efforts going into ousting that dude. Apparently he was a union street worker and had a reputation of being a union slacker amongst the locals. Should get very interesting for Mr. Hanson up there.

wi farmgirl on March 14, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Only in America can one run from a fight and be considered a hero. That’s liberalism for you.

abcurtis on March 14, 2011 at 9:56 AM

This is exactly why we’re in the bad predicaments we’re in today. The democrats for over 40 years in my life time have thrust their weird parallel reality on us and can get away with glorifying crooks, criminals, cowards, etc. etc. And the American public has become so de-sensitized and set in their ways from the constant barage of propaganda and intimidation from the likes of the unions and their media flunkies that of course, they’ll fall for the absurd notion that somehow these 14 clowns are “heroes”. And they’ll keep pushing the point every chance they get and hope not to get challenged on it so it becomes accepted as fact. Repeat a lie often enough and it gets believed. The republicans have a huge obstacle countering this kind of propaganda and brain-washing by the democrats and their union goons. Republicans always have to do the honorable thing when they screw up or get caught, but democrats have refined corruption and criminality into an art form and have slanted public opinion into accepting a twisted parallel universe where violence and hatred are ok as long as they’re aimed at republicans.

mozalf on March 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Democrats seem to usually be the first to break civility and important stabilizing norms.

Examples that come to mind: I’m thinking of the Bork hearings, Clarence Thomas hearings, and judicial filibusters.

Eventually their own tactics will be used against them.

scotash on March 14, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Only in America can one run from a fight and be considered a hero. That’s liberalism for you.

abcurtis on March 14, 2011 at 9:56 AM

I can hardly wait until Republicans do the same thing…perhaps over ObamaCare?

Turn about is fair play, and if this occurs it has to happen fairly quickly before it’s “all in the past” like Abraham Lincoln avoiding a vote 160 years ago. Be that as it may, the LSM will certainly have a different take on this if done by the Elephant Party.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM

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