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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:43 pm 
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Isn't 18 still up for grabs too?

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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8's gonna be close close close. Constantly refreshing election results. I want next week's drive through WI to involve celebratory New Glarus not sad New Glarus.


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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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18 was called for Jessica King!

Ten of the precincts that haven't reported for SD 8 are in Waukesha.. that worries me. Same place where the county clerk "discovered" the uncounted and mostly republican votes that pushed the supreme court race back to the repub.

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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DKos says Waukesha won't be reporting for at least an hour. I'm gonna go read novels for an hour, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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They ALSO think Pasch won't win, for what it's worth. Boo.


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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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Yeah, I'm not too optimistic... guessing that a lot of the outstanding Milwaukee precincts are ghost precincts with no voters, and anything coming out of Waukesha is likely gonna be nuts.


Would be overjoyed to be wrong, though.

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i live in 8, and i have a stomach ache.

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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Looks like 8 is leaning GOP.... Seriously, how is there not more outrage about this fuckery?

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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Oh, yuck. Waukesha.


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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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Well, fork. I was so pulling for District 8.


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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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That sucks so hard. I'm guessing the GOP now feels they have a mandate for their union busting. I can't believe people didn't stand up for the teachers.

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I need to take a serious news hiatus. shiitake like this makes me feel so forking stupid for being a political activist. Why the hell would this election swing our way? How could I ever think it might?
The cynical, pseudo-theocratic right has taken over the whole goddamned country, and they're hell-bent on destroying it simply so they can recreate it in their own image: with the brave, upstanding top 0.01% at the helm, sans lazy poors, slatternly womenfolk, everyone who doesn't take all their life lessons from Grey-Bearded Caucasian Sky Friend's 3,000-Year Old Magic Book, and all those scary non-whites.
Clearly, Obama knows what he's talking about when he blathers on about how much we need to compromise with -- sorry, did I say compromise? I meant relentlessly capitulate to -- these good ol' boys.

Deluded crassholes who continually vote against their own economic self-interests as they desperately cling to this childish notion that they'd so totally already be mega-rich, if it weren't for those greedy, entitled, meddling [welfare queens/teachers/union workers/Communists/libruls]: welcome to my state's most active voting populace!

While I'm not generally one to make unsolicited Onion references, this entire election cycle has reminded me of this article from 2004.

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Well said. Sorry about your state going to shiitake.

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i love you stephanie.

i want to keep my sandy pasch sign in my yard forever.

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I'm sorry, stephanie. This whole situation is such a mess.


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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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Rumor has it that folks have collected more than the required number of signatures to force Walker into a recall election. Petitions should be filed soon!

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YAYYYYYY!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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congrats!

Is this new news? I heard the other day that Walker was going to make people pay $50 an hour for protest permits per cop based on the number of police the city/state determined would be necessary to control the protest...i.e. if you want to protest anything you have to pay us to do it first - and if it's something serious where lots will protest, it's going to cost you a fortune.

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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alden wrote:
congrats!

Is this new news? I heard the other day that Walker was going to make people pay $50 an hour for protest permits per cop based on the number of police the city/state determined would be necessary to control the protest...i.e. if you want to protest anything you have to pay us to do it first - and if it's something serious where lots will protest, it's going to cost you a fortune.

BRAND new news. From the Journal-Sentinel, 30 minutes ago: Recall group says it has over 500,000 signatures
We need 540,208 total, but are aiming for over 700,000 to help guard against the inevitable slew of Republican challenges -- because they're going to be fighting EVERY signature every step of the way. I have about a dozen signatures waiting to be sent in, with many blank petitions to go.
In no way does the successful collection of these signatures mean that Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch are going to be recalled; it just means that a recall election will be held -- there aren't even candidates lined up to run against them. I'm an absolute political junkie and have yet to hear about even ONE remotely serious contender.

And yes, a policy was put into place about two weeks ago stating that if you want to protest in any public area of any State facility, you may have to pre-pay $50/hour/cop for a "protest permit." It goes into effect tomorrow, December 16.
But don't worry -- even though you need a permit if FOUR or more people are going to attend a protest inside the Capitol grounds, outside the Capitol grounds, only you'll need a permit if you expect 100 or more people to attend! Here's the full text of the new Wisconsin State Facilities Access Policy [PDF], and the relevant paragraph (section II, subsection E, page 6):
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Individuals or organizations that organize, sponsor, promote, or participate in an event may be held jointly and severally liable for law enforcement expenses arising out of the event. Specifically, such persons shall reimburse the State Capitol Police for the deployment of any additional officers to the event site due to the event, and for the overtime costs of any officer arising out of the event. If the officer is employed by the State Capitol police the rate shall be $50.00 per hour. If the officer is employed by any other agency the charge shall be the actual cost billed to the Department by the other agency. The State Capitol Police may require an advance payment as a condition for granting a permit.

This is to say nothing about the state GOP (led by the unfathomably vile Jeff Fitzgerald) actively campaigning to get their ostentatiously and obnoxiously Republican-favoring redistricting maps passed ahead of the recall, specifically to make it harder to recall sitting GOP senators, let alone Walker's massively unconstitutional attack on voting rights, which is currently being challenged by the ACLU. Goodbye, first amendment; hello, poll tax! Wisconsin is open for motherforking business, y'all!

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Bonus: Walker and Fitzgerald are suing Wisconsin's elections and ethics agency, as well as suggesting the non-partisan Government Accountability Board should be replaced, all in a not-even-closed-to-veiled attempt to invalidate the recall.
I'm sure it's a total coincidence that they decided to do this on the same day that United Wisconsin announced that they had gathered all but 30-odd thousand of the signatures required to force a recall election. You know, they're just looking out for Wisconsin's best interests!

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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the recall election is on tuesday. i am super nervous. i want to be optimistic but i really fear the worst. ugh.

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Good luck Wisconsin.

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Yup - I'm thinking of you guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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Good luck Wisconsin. My head is not optimistic, but stranger things have happened.

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 Post subject: Re: Epidemic hits Mad. WI! Schools closed! 1000+ teachers si
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