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March 18, 2011

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Janet

Maybe this is one of the judges we don't have to obey like Judge Vinson.

BobDenver

Sumi, Sumi, what can you do me?

clarice

In any event the TRO is to prevent the Sec of State (LaFollette from publishing the law until the court gets to hear an argument on the propriety of the procedure the legislature used--a procedure okayed by all the legislative offices and the AG, The Sec of State has said he won't publish it in any event until March 25 and the state supreme court is conservative..

Janet

Yeah, that can be the plan...go ahead & implement the law while we ask Judge Sumi to clarify her ruling.
Ignore the ruling. That's what libs do.

lyle

Gawd, I despise our legal system sometimes.

Frau BGB

I despise those who abuse the legal system and we *know* who they are! With the ACLU, all it takes is the cost of a stamp on a threatening letter. With the Democrats, all it takes is *one* judge.

Extraneus

Here ya go, DoT:

Fully half of registered voters say they would definitely or probably vote for a candidate other than President Obama if the presidential election were held today, according to a new Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll.

50 percent of registered voters surveyed said they would definitely or probably vote for someone else, while just 40 percent said they would definitely or probably vote for the president.

He still gets 49% approval in the same poll.

DebinNC

Prof. Jacobson suggests adding the police unions to the bill if there's a revote. Exhibit A would be that "nice bank you've got there" missive signed by various police/fire union reps..

clarice

The judge apparently scheduled the tro hearing so far away because she has a scheduled vacation coming up. I find that outrageous. If she could not be there for a speedy hearing as tro proceedings contemplate, she should have declined to hear the case. In any event it appears the state is filing an appeal

Danube of Thought

I second Prof. Jacobson's suggestion. And I think if there is a do-over, it ought to be with a law establishing that "the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin public employees shall be identical to those of employees of the federal government."

Let 'em squeeze that buckshot out of their ass for a while.

Rob Crawford

And I think if there is a do-over, it ought to be with a law establishing that "the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin public employees shall be identical to those of employees of the federal government."

I love that idea.

daddy

Where's she going on the vacation Clarice, The Twisted Kilt?

Almost seems like this is phase 2 of Democracy in action:

1) When you lose an election and an issue, run away.

2) When you get outmaneuvered legally after failing at number 1 above, have a judge block the new law and then have her run away.

DebinNC

Reaction from fleebagger Joe Erpenbach:

"I don’t know how many times you can tell public employees and others around the state of Wisconsin that [1] we don’t respect you and [2] we’re not going to pay you and [3] we’re going to break up your union and [4] we’re going to take your collective bargaining rights away twice," Erpenbach said.

Aren't all 4 of those statements lies?

henry

Clarice, she has a re-election at some point in Dane County. This delay helps that effort.

harrjf

The Wisconsin Legislature's next session is scheduled for Apr 5, Election Day. I have to believe that the first order of business assuming a quorum will be to vote on the original bill. Remove any potential challenges. Next order of business should be the voter ID bill that turned out to have a fiscal component.

So as we get closer we should start seeing the stories about the Dem Senators trying to get the Reps to agree not to bring the original bill to the floor. Then deja vu all over again.

Danube of Thought

I haven't seen the date for which she scheduled the hearing. I do know that there is an election April 5 for a position on the Supreme Court, and if the Dem wins it shifts the balance in that court to 4-3 Dem. The Dem candidate is running on a platform that says "if elected, I will vote to overturn the union-busting law."

What is going on in Wisconsin is coming close to a state of lawlessness. Henry, I don't know how the press is covering the death threats (and lesser, but significant threats), but it would seem to me that at some point the citizenry is either going to put a stop to this or the entire state will be come subservient to its government. It is a very bad state of affairs.

Danube of Thought

*become*

henry

Danube, they mention the death threats then cut to some union idiot or other whining. The link to the court date is LUN.

daveinboca

As a native Wisconsinite whose grandfather was a Milwaukee County judge, I find it hilarious that judges are now named for the chief function that they supervision---lawsuits. My granddaddy was the first judge to yank a fellow's driver's license for DUI, & the story made the NYT in the thirties. And he himself very much enjoyed a wee dram or two...! Wonder if Sue Me enjoys being a political hack.

pagar

American conservatives have a lot more problems than Wisconsin.

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/03/18/feds-teachers-to-stalk-your-kids-on-facebook-now/

"Education Department officials are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students’ lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students."

Once a child is identified as conservative, they will be harassed until they convert.
No conservative student will be allowed to graduate.
We have just seen how conservatives are treated once they are identified in Wisconsin.
The federal Education department has to be put out of business and quickly or conservatives will be put out of business.

jimmyk

if there is a do-over, it ought to be with a law establishing that "the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin public employees shall be identical to those of employees of the federal government."

Can we change "shall be identical" to "shall not exceed"? I can imagine Obama issuing some kind of executive order providing instant CB rights to Federal employees in response to this. Whether he has the authority to do so or not doesn't seem to be an issue for him.

henry

The WI DOJ has moved to appeal. LUN

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

What an incredible waste of resources by these pathetic unions. They should be forced to foot the bill for everyone.

DebinNC

Per the BLS, slightly less than 15% of WI workers (380,000 out of 2,508,000) belong to unions - 1/2 private and 1/2 public. Those 15% have friends/families who support them, but that still leaves a clear majority who stand to lose if the public unions remain unchecked. I'd like to hope those WI folks are quiety and determinedly waiting to vote for fiscal sanity on 4-5, but then I remember they elected Russ Feingold multiple times.

cathyf
"Education Department officials are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students’ lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time...
So over the Christmas holidays the new technology coordinator at the public school district implemented the new microsoft network. (They couldn't wait six months until summer to start paying microsoft $27K/year of taxpayer money to get a product inferior to the $1,500/year novell netware they threw out. Well, had to spend those stimulus dollars while they were hot!) In the process, he screwed up all of the teacher/staff email addresses and cut them off from their files on the district servers. Two weeks before the end of the semester.

WonderBoy wasn't able to help the teachers get their files back, but it took him about 10 seconds to figure out how to get facebook access back around the new internet content filter, so they were grateful for that. (Tip -- use https rather than http :-)

pagar

"(They couldn't wait six months until summer to start paying microsoft $27K/year of taxpayer money to get a product inferior to the $1,500/year novell netware they threw out"

Who made the decision to spend $27k vs $1500?
Was any justification given?

Ignatz

--They couldn't wait six months until summer to start paying microsoft $27K/year of taxpayer money to get a product inferior to the $1,500/year novell netware they threw out......WonderBoy wasn't able to help the teachers get their files back, but it took him about 10 seconds to figure out how to get facebook access back around the new internet content filter, so they were grateful for that.--

That's why public employees are paid the big bucks; they're always looking out for their employer and they're always super-competent and super-courteous.

henry

From WI AG Van Holland "Supreme Court decisions have made clear that judges may not enjoin the secretary of state from publishing a law, the secretary of state cannot refuse to publish an act because of procedural or constitutional concerns, and acts cannot be enjoined simply because a rule of legislative procedure may have been violated." LUN

cathyf

The superintendent is basically a jackass. And I'm not just saying that because I interviewed for the technology coordinator job and they hired this bozo instead. (And to be fair, the tech guy is an idiot, but the superintendent decided before he hired for the job that it was *gasp* totally ridiculous to use anything not microsoft. Given the constraints of being required to use crap for tech, I'm not sure that I could have done any better.)

I have seriously considered running for school board...

henry

oops thats Van Hollen, not Van Holland

clarice

Well, sounds good--o course I understand the guy who brought the suit was a clown appointed (never elected) by the outgoing crook of a governor. As for Juge Sumi, I can just imagine.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Henry: That seems pretty significant to me. Does it mean they can just ignore the judge's ruling and move ahead? Or what?

Rocco

How can we find out if Sumi has a conflict of interest with union campaign donations?

Rocco

Here we have 3 unions endorsing JoAnne Kloppenburg for state Supreme Court. Kloppenburg is running against incumbent David Prosser in a race that will be decided April 5.

Mark Folkestad

The comments on this story on Fox News are piling up. I'm finding the leftists hilarious. They keep reposting the same damned things. I mean the same individuals repost their original comments, verbatim. The law clearly states that it does not apply if it conflicts with the rules of the legislature, and the rules of the legislature specifically state that during a special session, the notification period is only two hours. This stay should be appealed immediately, because it will be quashed. There should be no need for re-passing the bill.

henry

Sara, I think that means they will win on appeal.

Rocco, I'm not sure how to find campaign donors. I think they are on the net somewhere and are covered by open records law.

Extraneus

opensecrets.org

Rocco

Judgepedia

Corporate/labor contributions

In Wisconsin, corporations and labor unions are prohibited from making a direct contribution to a judicial candidate[8].

Corporations and labor unions are allowed to spend money towards an independent expenditure campaign in support or opposition of a judicial candidate[9]. Labor unions are defined as associations under Wisconsin's corporate contribution ban[8] [10].

anduril

These numbers don't bode well for the Dems/Unions anywhere these issues come to a vote--per NYPost:

Majority of New York City voters think teacher layoffs should be based on performance: poll

By CARL CAMPANILE

LIFO must go!

A whopping 78 percent of New York City voters said teacher layoffs should be based on performance, not the seniority-based "last-in, first out" law, a poll released today found.

Even 63 percent of voters in union households agree that layoffs should be based on merit, not LIFO, according to the Quinnipiac College survey.

Meanwhile 73 percent of voters said layoffs of cops, firefighters and other government workers should be determined by performance, not seniority. And a majority of voters in union households agree.

The results mirror the findings of a statewide poll released last month, which found that 85 percent of voters backed the elimination of LIFO.

pagar

"Here we have 3 unions endorsing"

Are those 3 unions and the signers of the letter threatening businesses who Support Gov Walker not the same groups.

Check the signatures on the letter threatening the businesses in the LUN.

http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/March11/0310/0310wppa.pdf

Janet

I find it frustrating that when we win (fiscal &/or social conservatives) either the courts stop us or the law isn't enforced. It is heads the left wins - tails the left wins. It doesn't seem to matter how many hearts & minds we win over to the conservative side...

Janet

Here is the link to give to every one of your lib friends that think taxes should be raised. They can give as much of their own money as they want1 From a FB friend

Cecil Turner

It's not the taxes, it's the spending. I wouldn't mind a slight increase in taxes to get our fiscal house in order, but the problem is they'd just spend it (and a sizeable percentage more, on the theory that the new deficit would be a smaller percentage of the total budget). The current path is going to have the government eating up the entire GDP in a few decades . . . and spending it on entitlement checks. Doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure this can't work in the long term. (And the longer we take to address it, the more painful it's going to be to fix.)

Rob Crawford

I wouldn't mind a slight increase in taxes to get our fiscal house in order, but the problem is they'd just spend it

I will not tolerate a tax increase until the spending is brought under control. They've not shown they're capable of using the money wisely; why should I accept them stealing it from me?

Extraneus

The Cloward-Piven strategy does have a certain elegance. Democrats spend all that they can, and Republicans shy away from drastic actions to prevent bankruptcy, knowing they'd get "jumped" if they didn't. So it's always two miles forward and one inch backward. At some point, chaos must ensue. And out of that chaos... A return to Constitutional limited government? No way. Not without blood in the streets, anyway.

clarice

Janet, You will be less disappointed once you accept that hard fought matters like these are--well--hard fought all the way down to the end.

Cecil Turner

I will not tolerate a tax increase until the spending is brought under control.

Exactly: that's the only way to control the beast. But it's important to remember the real problem is the spending.

Rob Crawford

A return to Constitutional limited government? No way. Not without blood in the streets, anyway.

My answer to that, LUN.

maryrose

Another ploy and Alinsky rule is when you lose "go to the courts." It's what Al Gore did in Florida in 2000. He was unsuccessful and these Wisconsin Dems will be also.
Janet: These little setbacks and Obama lying about drilling and ignoring Judge Vinson just make us stronger. Ultimately we will win decisively when this Loser is voted out of the WH in 2012. The unions are his treasure trove and we are in the midst of dismantling them. Justice and good sense voters will prevail.We can thank Hillary for the "No Fly Zone". Doofus sure didn't do anything about it and took great pains to say today "there will be no boots on the Ground" It reminded me of his plea for "when can we get out of Afghanistan.?"

clarice

CBO says Obama underestimates cost and overestimates revenue in his proposed budget to the tune of $2.3 trillion.

Extraneus

Palin Doctrine Emerges as Arab League [and Hillary!] Echoes Her Demarche on Libya

Extraneus

Did anyone miss The Dice Man on Charlie Sheen?

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Setting the Palin Record Straight

I don't remember who it was here who was grousing about how Palin never says anything of substance. Read this excellent summary.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

If Prosser beats Kloppenberg April 5, all of the jousting back and forth will ultimately result in the bill being published on the effective date. If he doesn't, who knows where it will go. I don't think there is much precedent for state courts to invalidate statutes even if they arguably violate legislative rules.

Of course, there is always a first time for everything.

Janet

This is funny. From Dennis Miller on Facebook - "” DM: “Michael Moore’s last film did so poorly at the box office that the Supreme Court issued a onetime only special pocket edict that you could in fact scream the word ‘FIRE’ in the theaters where it was showing.”

Ignatz

Speaking of budgets, listen to this idiot bimbo, Heather Higginbottom, Barry's nominee for OMB deputy director try to answer a simple question from Jeff Sessions.
If you start to feel sorry for the dumb cluck, just remember she spent essentially her entire working life as John Effin Kerry's legislative director.

Extraneus

You have to admit, Rand Paul is attempting to lead.

If enacted, according to Paul’s office, it will reduce federal spending by nearly $4 trillion relative to President Obama’s budget.
Gmax

Did this get posted already? I scanned but did not see. The AG of Wisconsin issues a press release, and if he is correct, the judge just ignored several Supreme Court precedents to make her TRO ruling!

The Department of Justice plans to appeal today's motion granting a temporary restraining order enjoining the Secretary of State from publishing the 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, commonly referred to as the Budget Repair Bill. The Legislature and the Governor, not a single Dane County Circuit Court Judge, are responsible for the enactment of laws.


Decisions of the Supreme Court have made it clear that judges may not enjoin the Secretary of State from publishing an Act. Further, the Secretary of State is without discretion to refuse to publish an act because of perceived procedural irregularities or constitutional concerns. Decisions of the Supreme Court are equally clear that Acts may not be enjoined where the claim is that a rule of legislative procedure, even one as important as the Open Meetings law, has been violated.


No matter whether individual citizens agree with the substance of the bill or the manner in which it was enacted, I would hope all see the value in ensuring this matter be given the opportunity to work its way expeditiously through the judicial process.

hit and run

cathy:
the superintendent decided before he hired for the job that it was *gasp* totally ridiculous to use anything not microsoft...

posted by: cathyf | March 18, 2011 at 03:23 PM

and

Posted by: anduril | March 18, 2011 at 04:33 PM

She put out the bait . . . he was in the vicinity . . . and . . . nothing?

Rick Ballard

Jim Rhoads,

Does it matter? Wisconsin must pass a balanced budget.

Let's suppose enough signatures are collected to force a recall. What are the Dem cowards going to run on? "Elect us and we promise not to run as far away."? "We promise to raise taxes just a little more."

The Assembly is safe and Walker is safe (at least for a year). This appears to be more of a "rally the thugs for a last effort" tactic than anything with strategic import.

I believe I'd rather see 12-15K range firing of parasites than a reasonable accommodation at this point. Let them go to the unions for help.

Gmax

but then I remember they elected Russ Feingold multiple times.

Ah yes but promptly threw him out on his ass when presented with the opportunity to be represented by Sen. Johnson.

The votes in the primary were about 2.5 to 1 ( ignoring any of the other candidates ) between Prosser and Kloppenberg. I am going to remain confident in the good sense of the folks of Wisconsin, until presented with evidence that they have taken leave of same.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

So the Middle East is blowing up, Japan is devastated by earthquakes, a tusnami, and nuclear reactors melting down, our own economy in the tank, and still, it would seem, half our population is down with the prez and supports the dithering.

Well I'm here to tell you that the true state of the end of the world isn't economic, military, or natural disasters, it is:

Helen Thomas in Playboy.

Extraneus

95% of Islamic Studies professors are Jews, according to “Hoax of the Holocaust” cleric Yasir Qadhi.

So what does one have to do to get the "cleric" title, anyway? I can do this!

95% of calls for an Islamic Caliphate are Jews. 95% of all calls to emulate the life of pervert Muhammad are Jews. 95% of people who say "Allahu Akbar!" before killing and maiming innocent infidels are Jews!

See?

Hey, guess what. Here's the national anthem of Libya.

الله أكبر الله اكبر
والله أكبر فوق كيد المعتدي
الله للمظلوم خير مؤيد
أنا باليقين وبالسلاح سأفتدي
بلدي ونور الحق يسطع في يدي
قولوا معي قولوا معي
الله الله الله أكبر
الله فوق المعتدي

God is greatest! God is greatest!
And God is greatest above plots of the aggressors,
And God is the best helper of the oppressed.
With faith and with weapons I shall defend my country,
And the light of truth will shine in my hand.
Say with me! Say with me!
God, God, God is greatest!
God is above any attacker.

يا هذه الدنيا أطلي واسمعي
جيش الأعادي جاء يبغي مصرعي
بالحق سوف أرده وبمدفعي
فإذا فنيت فسوف أفنيه معي
قولوا معي قولوا معي
الله الله الله اكبر
الله فوق المعتدي

Oh this world, watch and listen:
The enemy came coveting my position,
I shall fight with Truth and defences
And if I die, I'll take him with me!
Say it with me, say it with me:
God , God , God is greatest!
God is above any attacker!

الله أكبر الله اكبر
قولوا معي الويل للمستعمر
وﷲ فوق الغادر المتجبر
الله أكبر يا بلادي كبري
وخذي بناصية المغير ودمري
قولوا معي قولوا معي
الله الله الله أكبر
الله فوق المعتدي

God is Great God is Great
Say With Me Woe To The Enemy :
And God is Over The Invader Egotist,
God Greatest My Country Say with Me :
And Behold of Enemys Forelock and Destroy it
Say it with me, say it with me:
God , God , God is the Greatest
God is above any attacker!

It's easy, except for the Arabic.

Rocco

via New Zeal

Heather Higgenbottom's Socialist Connections

The photo above shows Heather Higginbottom, while serving as a legislative assistant to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, addressing an October 30, 2001, Boston Democratic Socialists of America organized forum "Welfare, Children and Families: The Impact of Welfare Reform", with William Julius Wilson, Dottie Stevens, Jack Clark and Bob Haynes.
Thomas Collins

Well, Sara (Pal2Pal), I guess that's one time if I say I went to the Helen Thomas spread for the article, not the pictures, I will be believed!

Extraneus

Oh, btw, the title of that anthem is Allahu Akbar, believe it or not.

Extraneus

Behold the enemy's forelock.

Gmax

Apparently the Wisc DOJ asked the judge to stay her ruling to permit an immediate appeal. Despite her vacation being eminent she denied it, commenting that because he ruling was not final they would have no basis for appeal other than interlocutory. And that is a much higher burden to overcome. She apparently just ignored the a case styled Lafollette v Stittes ( may have the second name wrong ) which said a court could only enjoin a law( or the SoS ) on Constitutional grounds, not on statutory ones.

Something smells real bad to this non lawyer. Legal beagles where am I going wrong.

Captain Hate

You have to admit, Rand Paul is attempting to lead.

Paul has quickly emerged as somebody of substance; about as far removed from his 'crazy uncle' father as one can get. I'm starting to understand why the lefty nimrods were demonizing him after he won his primary.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Priorities!

Fairweather media: CNN sends 400 reporters to royal wedding, only 50 sent to Japan

maryrose

I had no idea there were so many socialist people in our democratic system of government. Are they lying when they say they will uphold the Constitution of These United states? I think quite a few of them have their fingers crossed when uttering the oath of office.It's not the constitution according to them .

Captain Hate

Politicians lying, maryrose?

The deuce you say!

Henry

Gmax, it's a hail Mary pass to avoid appeal until after the supreme court election on April 5 (where the left hopes to unseat Prosser). It smells worse than my neighbor's manure spreader.

Gmax

Henry are you a cheesehead? My inlaws are, and they are appalled by all of this. Unions are a bane to Wisconsin not a boon, and the degree to which lefties will protect them and pander to them is sickening.

Prosser got 2.5 to 1 votes to Kloppenberg in the primary. I find it difficult to believe with all of the circus that he wont win easily.

matt

finally in Hong Kong, on the way home tonight. If China is the answer, the questions better be real easy. Wonderful country, but a long way to go yet. A coherent public refuse solution might help mitigate the filth and mire in many places. Sit down, flush toilets, I have found, are the true hallmark of civilization.

And in other news, the CBO just called out Barry Bullshitter to the tune of $2.3 Trillion, yes, trillion, my friends, on his latest budget.

Maybe that's why he canceled his rendezvous in Rio. Or Libya, or the Japan meltdown or.....

As to Wisconsin, the Dems are playing from the same old playbook they always have. Venue shop; lie to the gills and bullshit on the pleading, and make sure the judge is in on the scam. Shake and bake law at its finest. I believe this pleading was based upon the case of Ham vs Sandwich.

maryrose

Isn't it unethical to deliberately delay an appeal so an election could possibly change the outcome?

Henry

Gmax, I don't know about cheesehead but I do live in WI these days. The key will be turnout, and the left is hoping for big numbers in Milwaukee County for the county exec race (the Dem just got toasted with a DUI scandal where he didn't go to court for 7+ years and got only a small fine). If the rest of the state votes Prosser is fine. Please remind your inlaws to vote with lots of friends on April 5. : )

Gmax

In a word, yes. Deeply. Comprehensively.

Extraneus

I know he talks every weeknight, but this must be the longest thing Mark Levin has posted.

Ronald Reagan & George W. Bush

 centralcal

Sara: via mediabistro, CNN claims:

Update: CNN says it will have 50 domestic staffers assigned to cover the wedding, with an additional 75 coming from the London bureau. In other words 150, not 400, the WSJ had it wrong.

Still, an awful lot of folks for one lousy really big deal wedding.

Extraneus

20% Would Pay Higher Taxes to Reduce Deficit

 centralcal

Isn't it unethical to deliberately delay an appeal so an election could possibly change the outcome?

maryrose maryrose, maryrose - ethics, shmethics, these are liberals honey! The rules, laws, mores, etc., etc. are whatever they say they are.

Thomas Collins

Kansas 33, BU 29 at the half. Sixteen over one has to happen eventually, why not now?

Janet

20% Would Pay Higher Taxes to Reduce Deficit

Then THEY should...I put the link at 5:10. God bless their generosity.

Extraneus

I put the link at 5:10.

My mistake! And I wasn't wasting time wearing the horse shoes, either. Actually, the shoes were a recommendation for someone else. Honest.

Extraneus

Btw, isn't it obvious that going along with this no-fly thing is just Obama trying to look tough?

Henry

Ext, "meant for someone else", Daffy's victory boots?

Jane (get off the couch - come save the country)

We are becom Libya if we can't rely on Judges to actually uphold the law, and if the administration dictates everything they want by regulation. That's okay with Congress, as long as they can line their own pockets on a daily basis.

I think the revolution is becoming inevitable.

MarkO

"if he is correct, the judge just ignored several Supreme Court precedents to make her TRO ruling!"

This is no surprise in a state court. A little judge shopping and there you go. I've seen it up close from time to time. The presumption of honesty for judges is followed in the rules, although it is insane.

Maybe the Gov could simply let some teachers go in the meantime. Announce a date, in a day or two, and let them go. Take a hostage of some sort.

Lawlessness requires different rules.

cathyf
20% Would Pay Higher Taxes to Reduce Deficit
There is a difference between paying higher taxes to reduce the deficit, and paying higher taxes because of the deficit.

Of course if the government were to really get spending under control, the average person would get a lot richer, which means that their taxes would be going up. Hey, if I could get $10,000 more per year in income, I would be willing to fork over a few thousand of it ...

Danube of Thought

The rule of law has evaporated in Wisconsin.

If there's a shred of honesty left in their judiciary, the fact that an appeal would be interlocutory won't matter a bit. And the underlying basis for her ruling is way beyond absurd.

When I see those shrieking, bullying parasites performing in Madison I am amazed that I could ever feel such a contemptuous sense of hatred for a group of my fellow citizens.

Ignatz

--20% Would Pay Higher Taxes to Reduce Deficit--

That means two things to me;
1. Less than half of Barry's fools have the courage of his convictions, and;
2. It's bad news for the Dems when 80% of the country knows spending and not taxes are the problem.

Having said that,I wonder what the results would have been had the question been, 'would you be willing to compel your neighbor to pay higher taxes to reduce the deficit'?

Gmax

Republicans need to learn to play dirty. Rules dont matter, it all about liberals winning by any means necessary. You either adopt Machiavellian attitudes and become willing to burn down someone house if they so much as let their dog crap on your lawn.

Thomas Collins

Any JOMers familiar with Wisconsin procedure? Is a mandamus motion to a higher court in order?

Henry

Gateway Pundit has a post up that says the U S Consulate in Brazil was fire bombed today. They don't like Obama either, the picture shows a US flag with "Obama Go Home" spray painted on it.

Jane (get off the couch - come save the country)

Republicans need to learn to play dirty.

I'm inclined to agree.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Althouse has a post up saying Meade finally got a call back from the police about handcuffing the doors of the Capitol shut. Apparently the police did it.

matt

the Brazilians are still hung over from Fat Tuesday. Bammers canceled on them. How would you feel if the most powerful man in the world just dumped you??

Ohh...really? (whispered conversation with 75% of the American people).....

nevermind.......

Henry

Matt, Gateway implies this is why Obama cancelled-- the media is just hiding the truth as usual.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

European governments “completely puzzled” about U.S. position on Libya

But, but, they are supposed to love us. They may not have always agreed, but I doubt any ever were confused by Bush's positions.

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