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    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 »

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    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 »

    Nancy Pelosi’s irrelevant budget objection.

    It’s looking increasingly likely that Senate Democrats are unwilling to die on the hill of opposition to 4 billion dollars’ worth of cuts in the short-term emergency funding bill to supplement the continuing resolution that the Republicans had to pass in lieu of a proper budget that the Democrats refused to even offer last year – yes, that’s a bit of a run-on sentence.  It’s | Read More »

    Right-to-work coming to Maine?

    That’s the plan, at least.  The current situation in Maine is as follows: people don’t have to belong to a union to work, but non-union employees (both private and public sector) may still have to pay the unions a ‘service fee.’ This supposedly represents the recouping of the cost of unions ‘representing’ non-union members in labor disputes – whether or not the non-union members wanted | Read More »

    Rick Snyder’s (R, MI) good budgetary fortune.

    Ignore everything written in this Washington Post divide-and-conquer attempt targeting new Michigan governor Rick Snyder: there is no adversarial relationship between the governor and his Republican colleagues. In fact, it would not surprise me in the slightest if Rick Snyder makes a point of ending each day by thanking God for Chris Christie, John Kasich, and – most assuredly – Scott Walker. If they didn’t | Read More »

    Sacramento Teamster attacks counter-protester.

    There’s just something special about seeing a would-be member of the modern Left’s Sturmabteilung shove around a counter-protester while screaming about ‘fascists.’  I assume that’s why the report is that this is a MoveOn.org guy: that sort of behavior is precisely the sort of room-temperature IQ maneuver that you’d expect from that crowd. Note that the counter-protester got shoved twice; also note that Mr. Brownshirt | Read More »

    Wisconsin Democrats now owe state $165,000,000.

    The American Thinker points out that, thanks to the refusal of the Wisconsin Democratic party to admit that last November’s elections mattered, a deadline for reducing the debt servicing load of the state of Wisconsin by $165,000,000 expires today.  The money was to help pay a court case settlement involving a $200,000,000 raid on the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund in 2007 by the | Read More »

    Escape to Rockford! Spend money there!

    This is yet another reason why the United States of America is the greatest nation on the planet: our collective eye on the main chance.  Is there a group of Democratic state senators out there grimly determined to make themselves – and the Democratic party of Wisconsin – look like hilariously incompetent buffoons?  Well, one person’s idiocy is another person’s economic opportunity… and if you’re | Read More »

    CPAC 2011: Ted Cruz (R PRIMARY, TX-SEN).

    Again, this should have been up last week.  Ted’s running for Senator in Texas: he’s the former Solicitor General for Texas and a friend of the site.  We caught up with him at CPAC this year: Ted’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)

    CPAC 2011: Michael Williams (R PRIMARY, TX-SEN)

    This should have been up last week, except that I came down with the plague, more or less.  Mike Williams is a former Railroad Commissioner for Texas*, an old friend of the site, and running for Senate: we spoke briefly at CPAC about the cycle in general. Mike’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost) *Which has nothing to do with railroads: it’s an elected position | Read More »

    Abortion clinic reform passes Virginia Senate.

    The bill requires that facilities that perform more than five first trimester abortions per month be subject to the same regulations as hospitals, which will hopefully help keep down the kind of abuses that were documented here by Live Action (and, much more horrifyingly, the atrocities committed in Pennsylvania by Kermit Gosnell).  This rather commonsense consistency in regulating abortions would be normally out of reach | Read More »

    Smash the ROTC ‘Roadblock.’

    This Inside Higher Ed article (H/T: Instapundit) on Columbia’s (and the rest of the Ivy League’s) contempt for the military does its readers a grave disservice: it adamantly refuses to even acknowledge that colleges that ban ROTC from campus are ineligible for federal funding.  This is an annoying, yet ultimately unsurprising omission, given that the only way that anybody can even have a ‘debate’ on | Read More »

    Gov. Kasich (R, OH) Chews iron, spits nails…

    …on public sector unions.  Gov. Kasich is unamused at the notion that it’s somehow unacceptable to even note that public employees are getting great deals on healthcare at taxpayer expense – and by great deals I mean ‘Ohio public sector employees are paying between one half and three-quarters what Ohio private sector employees pay:’ The 9%/23% number there*, by the way, is one of the | Read More »