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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Death of Unions in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s sleazebucket governor and corporate-owned state senate have just used their Nuclear Option. They found a way to delete union workers’ collective bargaining rights even without any State Senate Democrats present — and now it’s a done deal.

There have been rumors that Wisconsin Republicans might use this exact gimmick, but most people assumed they wouldn’t go through with it because of the resulting firestorm.

The state senate needs a quorum in order to pass any legislation having to do with the budget. But by turning the crippling of unions into a separate bill, unrelated to spending or the budget, they were able to vote even with no Democrats present.

Before the vote, Democratic Sen. Bob Jauch said if Republicans “choose to ram this bill through in this fashion, it will be to their political peril. They're changing the rules. They will inflame a very frustrated public.”

Bring on the flames.

Governor Scott Walker responded. It was hard to understand him because of David Koch’s cum dribbling out of his mouth, but it sounded something like:

“I applaud the Legislature's action today to stand up to the status quo and take a step in the right direction to balance the budget and reform government.”

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller said:

“In 30 minutes, 18 state Senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten. Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people. Tomorrow we will join the people of Wisconsin in taking back their government.”

Earlier today, Wisconsin’s State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald was whimpering about the looming recall vote against Wisconsin Republicans, basically saying “it’s not faaaiir.”

Give that little shitbird something to cry about.

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Anonymous tim said...

Hey my brother, I'm so pissed I feel like going to a bar a just kicking some ass.
Here's the thing I'm calling for, a general strike. The whole freaking nation. Time to stop being pussy's.
Take to the streets and may the first teabagger we see be the last. Maybe next time a vote comes up people will.
The next time someone says there is no difference between the two paties, I'm going to find them and kick em right in the balls. I know my honeybadger is showing.

March 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Here's hoping Walker and all the rest of those Republican scumbags get recalled right out of office.

March 9, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Bring on the flames is right. Walker and his senate stooges might come to rue this day, if the people of Wisconsin carry out successful recalls.

If that happens, I think it could trigger a strong national sentiment against Republicans, as extremists overreaching with crooked power plays. Or in the case of Michigan, outrageously unconstitutional power grabs.

Obama and congressional Democrats might get some wind at their back in 2012 from this. They might get even more if they would break their embarrassingly feckless near silence.

March 10, 2011 at 1:10 AM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

The Pharaoh has also guaranteed that the State of Wisconsin will have to defend itself from a whole bunch of certain lawsuits.

And for what? They just admitted that their union-busting has NO EFFECT on the budget, although they've enjoyed telling that lie over and over again. And WHO will have to pay for Wisconsin to defend itself in Court?

Some "small GUBMINT conservatism" this is.

March 10, 2011 at 4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well hopefully we are going to see Democracy at it’s finest. Let’s see the Union go ahead with the recalls (BTW the public has every right to change their minds). If that doesn’t work or isn’t enough, let’s see if they can carry this momentum till the next election. Short term memory is the politician’s best friend, but if they can carry this through the next election, every Republican Legislature in the country will sit up, take notice an wonder if the tea party is really worth it.


March 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Tim: I'm there too. I'm more pissed off than I ever was during Dumbya's presidency. I really think a civil war is in the works; or a flare-up of the 1860 Civil War that never ended.

J: That's my hope too.

SW: I hope this backfires on Walker and his stooges; same with Ohio and Michigan and every other state that's trying to turn us back to the 1800s. I hope this will help Obama and the Democrats in 2012. Either way, Obama can stand up and show a pulse any time now.

JR: I sure hope that's true. Wisconsin/Ohio/Michigan deserve to be drowning in lawsuits.

Erik: Now is the time for the democratic process to rear its head. It's now or never. Use it or lose it.

March 10, 2011 at 2:16 PM  

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