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    Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Excerpted from “Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations” By James Kelleher, Reuters, Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:55pm EST
    Supporters of legislation to reduce public employee union bargaining power and benefits in Wisconsin were far outnumbered by opponents on Saturday, as the two sides shouted competing slogans under clear skies. …
    One thing you have to say is that the people of Wisconsin and their guests are a peaceful, orderly lot.
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    I don't see why being outnumbered one way or the other should matter. Not arguing who's right or wrong, but certainly crowd size isn't a factor in who's right or wrong. Seems kind of pointless to have pointed it out. No pun intended.

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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    One thing you have to say is that the people of Wisconsin and their guests are a peaceful, orderly lot.
    Having a state police enforced neutral zone between them is a big help.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    One thing you have to say is that the people of Wisconsin and their guests are a peaceful, orderly lot.
    I dont see the point in the outnumbered movement here. You have to remember most people have to work on saturdays. I understand teachers and their unions can take the time off whenever and are even OFF on saturdays but in most instances, the general public MUST work in order to feed their families and pay their bills...we dont get "free days"
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Anyone who knows anything about economics knows that no Government like no individual can spend wildly and have expenditures exceed spending without maaking some drastic cuts at some point.

    These cuts will hurt and they need to be spread through out the budgets State and Federal.

    I heard a teacher on the news claim this was for the children becuase without Unions we will no longer have weekends off, BAH, BLAH, BLAH, Bovine Scatology.

    All the cuts will do is put Liberal wasteful spending under control and it's up to the Majority of Americans to make sure it happens in order to save us from more Obama style waste like the whole stimulus BS that had lillte and or no real effect.

    They could have given every man woman and child enough money to spend rather than bail outs and the resulting spending would have been a great recovery.

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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    One thing you have to say is that the people of Wisconsin and their guests are a peaceful, orderly lot.
    This forum has a history of proclaiming that bigger rallies mean longer streams in a pissing contest. (example, threads comparing the beck rally vs the colbert/stewart rally). Ultimately however, such a comparison is really meaningless.

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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by Gapeach View Post
    I dont see the point in the outnumbered movement here. You have to remember most people have to work on saturdays. I understand teachers and their unions can take the time off whenever and are even OFF on saturdays but in most instances, the general public MUST work in order to feed their families and pay their bills...we dont get "free days"
    Actually they can't miss work to protest, however many were getting "doctors" excuses at the rally. Don't know if they were real doctors but they were giving excuses with only a name a birthday for the days missed.
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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Lots of people can get time off whenever. Its called vacation.

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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    This forum has a history of proclaiming that bigger rallies mean longer streams in a pissing contest. (example, threads comparing the beck rally vs the colbert/stewart rally). Ultimately however, such a comparison is really meaningless.
    So, all those Egyptians in Tahrir square didn't mean ****?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Lots of people can get time off whenever. Its called vacation.
    Most people, who have real jobs, have to schedual their vacation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Tea Party backers outnumbered in Wisconsin budget demonstrations

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, all those Egyptians in Tahrir square didn't mean ****?
    They did, because they had the numbers to force change, but it does not affect the rightness or wrongness of their position.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Most people, who have real jobs, have to schedual their vacation.
    Interesting. I have a real job and I can go "boss I want to take vacation tomorrow" and he will go "ok"

    In fact, I have.
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