The Left’s New Tone? “…you will be killed and your familes will also be killed…”
Because you believe in freedom and fiscal responsibility, you’ve been told that you are racist hate-monger. Because you rallied and held Gadsen Flags, you’ve been called astroturf. You were blamed for a shooting by an anarchist madman. As you’ve watched in horror as your country has been consumed by collectivist unions and crony capitalists, you’ve been accused of advocating slavery and hypocritically excoriated for rhetoric. For | Read More »
Dues checkoff: the true issue at stake in Wisconsin.
I understand why Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin is couching the Left’s tantrum (H/T: Instapundit) over the Wisconsin budget bill in terms of having public sector employees contribute more of their fair share to health care and restricting harmful collective bargaining practices; both sides of the issue are publicly and politely pretending that this were the central issues. Only, they were not. Oh, sure, limiting | Read More »
Protesters Storm Capitol in Wisconsin (Video)
The MacIver Institute’s Bill Osmulski was in the thick of it in Wisconsin tonight as protesters rushed into the state capitol building, protesting that the state is now one of 25 others to limit collective bargaining rights for public employees — placing them far ahead of the bargaining rights of federal workers and workers in other states. For actual analysis on what went down, read | Read More »
BREAKING: The Wisconsin GOP has had enough.
UPDATE By Erick: The Wisconsin Republicans have been prevented from passing their financial reform package because they must have a super-majority quorum in the state legislature to pass financial matters. Part of the financial reform package was an end to collective bargaining on salary for public employees. Consequently, the Wisconsin legislature got tired of the Democrats hiding in Illinois. By an 18-1 vote, the Wisconsin | Read More »
Wisconsin: Democratic Senators losing unit cohesion?
There’s some confusion going on with regard to the intentions and plans of the fourteen AWOL Democratic state senators from Wisconsin who have been hiding from their job responsibilities for the last two weeks. They are or are not or are or are not or are or are not* about to give up and just come back in; what is actually going to happen is | Read More »
WI Democrats tried rushing fatcat union contracts.
Let me describe the video below: it walks through an interesting scenario planned by Wisconsin Democrats with regard toGov. Walker’s budget repair bill. Essentially, what happened was that Madison mayor Dave Ciesliewicz (D) colluded with state senator Mark Miller (D) to convince Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette (D) to delay publishing said budget repair bill once it passed for long enough to allow | Read More »
Collective bargaining reform passes Ohio Senate.
The bill is SB5, and it will limit future collective bargaining for Ohio state employees to base salary: it passed the Ohio Senate with a one-vote margin (all hail the power of having a strong enough majority to allow you breathing room: elections matter, folks*). The bill now goes to the House, where the GOP has a 59-40 advantage: and a simple majority constitutes a | Read More »
An iconic Madison protester video.
It starts with pro-union protesters complaining that pro-union reform protesters don’t want to engage with them; and it ends with pro-union protesters engaging in rhythmic chants and literal whistle-blowing to interfere with the cameras. Actually, that’s not quite correct: they actually grabbed for the camera, too. This video is from Ann Althouse’s site; her and her husband Meade have been doing yeoman work in covering | Read More »
WI Dems made a PREGNANT WOMAN hide?
I just found out about this from Fox Nation (via Hot Air), as part of a breaking story that possibly the hiding Wisconsin state senators are starting to crack under the strain of not doing the jobs that they were elected to do: State Sen. Julie Lassa (D) is pregnant and “extremely unhappy” about being on the run. Those twisted, sadistic FREAKS in the Wisconsin | Read More »
Greg Sargent Encourages Unions To Commit Violence Then Demands We Look At His Record on Palin and Arizona
UPDATE: Sargent just took to Twitter and called my quoting him directly “comical lies.” That seems to be a rather damning indictment of Greg Sargent about his own writing. ——————— Greg Sargent is whining at the Washington Post, not that I pointed out his calls for union violence in Wisconsin, but that at the very end, after all was said and done, I besmirched his | Read More »
Ronald Reagan’s Legacy with Today’s Youth
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Anne Sorock from the Sam Adams Alliance to discuss the Reagan legacy among America’s youth, then Pejman Yousefzadeh talks about Andrew Sullivan. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »
Washington Post’s Greg Sargent Demands Unions Get Violent. Union Goons Attack Fox Reporter.
The Washington Post’s leftwing mouthpiece, Greg Sargent, who they ostensibly pay to be an objective reporter is on twitter demanding that unions in Wisconsin get violent to get their way. In what we can presume is unrelated to Greg Sargent’s call, a Fox News reporter was attacked by union thugs in Wisconsin. Once I pointed out on Twitter that Sargent was calling for unions to | Read More »
From Prostitution to Death Threats: Gordon Hintz Is One Classy Fella
UPDATED: We now have the audio from Charlie Sykes about Gordon Hintz, who appears to be trying to go from being your run of the mill john to a pimp. You can listen here. ———————————— Last week Democrat State Representative Gordon Hintz of Wisconsin received a municipal citation connected to prostitution. Hintz appears to be paying visits in one of those massage parlors that is | Read More »
Obama hides his union label
Democrats are wondering why President Obama isn’t speaking out in support of the public workers’ unions in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. Several, including Representatives Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Chellie Pingree of Maine, and Judy Chu of California have urged Obama to do more to stand by public employees. They have a point. Obama did accuse Gov. Walker of an “assault” on unions and it was | Read More »
Scott Walker is fighting for municipal budgets too
One of the things that has been missed in the debate over public employee unions in Wisconsin is the impact on city and county budgets. Governor Scott Walker’s proposal doesn’t just impact the state’s fiscal situation, but it attempts to help the cities and counties. And, as the former Counter Executive of 2-1 Democratic Milwaukee County, Walker has a real familiarity with how the fiscal | Read More »