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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I had a dumb friend who called in sick with 24 hr flu. Came in next day with a bad sunburn. Lucky our boss had a sense of humor.
    as long as the friend drank plenty of fluids while keeping warm......sounds like good medicine to me.
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your wise post proves that Lincoln was indeed right. You cannot fool all the people all of the time. But that far right video is fooling a few.
    if a person really wants to believe something stupid, they will find a way to do it....
    and the far right is as gullible as they come..
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    If there are so many people in WI who dont want this then why did they vote for it by having a Republican Gov and Senate??
    While Walker ran on a platform of repealing tax increases on the wealthiest people in Wisconsin and cutting the overall compensation of state employees, he didn't specify a plan to undermine the very existence of public employee unions by lifting their right to collective bargaining and other things.

    This struggle between the public employee unions and the conservatives who have firm control of the Wisconsin governorship and legislature is now revealed as an existential fight. That other states led by Republican governors and Republican dominated legislatures are likewise attempting similar assaults on public employees' right to organize, a national pattern is emerging of a coordinated conspiracy to destroy the last major liberal organizations that can challenge conservative funded entities enabled under the 2010 Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision.

    What we are witnessing may later be recognized as nothing less than a conservative putsch on the American political system.
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    if a person really wants to believe something stupid,
    they will find a way to do it....
    I think most people just do stupid thing not knowing that it is stupid.

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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    You mean the story which has already been refuted as nothing more than a right wing plant?

    Wisconsin Protesters Breitbarted Over Bogus Teachers' Excuses | Crooks and Liars

    Fox News broke this bulletin about an hour ago. It stems from a video posted by the MacIver Institute Wisconsin alleging that a doctor is signing bogus excuses for teachers protesting in Madison. Because it is illegal for teachers to strike, they called in sick and have been told they will have to produce a valid doctors excuse in order to be excused for their absences.

    So isn't it interesting that a right-wing organization would produce a news report saying such excuses are fabricated? Usually, the way this works is that part of the final negotiation also forgives the days missed for protests, by the way, so this is ginned up nonsense from the start.
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Gapeach View Post
    What are you talking about MOST people dont work on saturdays. The only people I have Ever met who didnt work on saturdays were gov't employees. Even the military isnt guaranteed saturdays off.Who runs businesses, checks you out at walmart, runs the gas station...Hell, my sister is a banker and works saturday and sundays.
    I don't work work on Saturdays.... Neither does my wife... or most of my family... actually now that I think about it... the company I work for... nobody in it works on a Saturday except for maybe the janitors... most of my teachers didn't work on Saturday...
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I don't work work on Saturdays.... Neither does my wife... or most of my family... actually now that I think about it... the company I work for... nobody in it works on a Saturday except for maybe the janitors... most of my teachers didn't work on Saturday...
    Maybe the people in Georgia never got the word about the 40 hour work week.....
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    If the teachers, and the other WI public servants don't want to give in a little toward their health care, and retirement just like everyone else, they need to find other employment. Public service sectors should have never been allowed to unionize in the first place.


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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If the teachers, and the other WI public servants don't want to give in a little toward their health care, and retirement just like everyone else, they need to find other employment. Public service sectors should have never been allowed to unionize in the first place.


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    Public SERVANTS ????
    If so, they are the only servants required to have a college degree to SERVE the children of the great unwashed.....
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Public SERVANTS ????
    If so, they are the only servants required to have a college degree to SERVE the children of the great unwashed.....

    Well Boo Freakin Hoo! You damned near need a collage degree these days to wash dishes so what? With the level of education going into the crapper, a collage degree means little anymore.

    But even if it did, let's take your premise shall we? Are you saying that just because they hold a degree in teaching, they should have better benefits than their private sector counterparts? Why?

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