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Old 03-03-2011, 07:49 PM
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Default Senate GOP in Wisconsin Orders Police to Take AWOL Dems Into Custody

It's about friggin' time!! From FoxNews.com:

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Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate passed a resolution Thursday calling for police to take 14 Democrats into custody for contempt after they fled to Illinois to avoid voting on a bill that would strip public-sector unions of nearly all their collective bargaining rights.

Republicans voted 19-0 to give Democrats until 4 p.m. Thursday to return to the chamber or be found "in contempt and disorderly behavior."

The vote comes two weeks after the Democrats left, effectively delaying the vote on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the action is legally different from an arrest, but "definitely a shift from asking them politely."

The resolution gives the sergeant at arms the authority to take any and all steps, with or without force and assistance from police, to bring the senators back.

The state Constitution prohibits the arrest of lawmakers while in session unless they're accused of committing felonies, treason or breach of peace.

But James Troupis, a private attorney hired by Fitzgerald, argued Thursday that the move is legal, because the state Constitution allows each house to "compel the attendance of absent members," the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:54 PM
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:59 PM
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if it were the other way around the GOP would be whining like bitches that it's a waste of govenment money ... LOL
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I am so sick of the back n forth... Dems vs rep.. It's soooo lame.. I lack faith in both parties..

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:03 PM
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if it were the other way around the GOP would be whining like bitches that it's a waste of govenment money ... LOL
No, if it were the other way around, the GOP wouldn't have run off in the first place. Did you see them running away from the Senate or House when the vote on Obama-Care came up? No, because no matter how much they hated the bill & knew it was trouble, they staid to do their duty, not running off to whine in a corner.

Stop playing high & mighty like hanging out in our top hot gives you an "impartial" and "enlightened" view of our political situation. Go drink your maple syrup, bitch about Crosby's injuries & choke on your "free" drugs.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:07 PM
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No, if it were the other way around, the GOP wouldn't have run off in the first place. Did you see them running away from the Senate or House when the vote on Obama-Care came up? No, because no matter how much they hated the bill & knew it was trouble, they staid to do their duty, not running off to whine in a corner.

Stop playing high & mighty like hanging out in our top hot gives you an "impartial" and "enlightened" view of our political situation. Go drink your maple syrup, bitch about Crosby's injuries & choke on your "free" drugs.
maple syrup is great ... i'd only bitch if it was world cup or olympic season and our drugs aren't covered, but it they were you could bet charlie sheen would move here asap ...

we do have more of an impartial view of things ... and it's quite entertaining ... you can predict what each party is gonna cry about ...
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if it were the other way around the GOP would be whining like bitches that it's a waste of govenment money ... LOL
Pretty much, add in 'taking away their rights', the 'i dont want more gov control'.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:35 PM
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No, if it were the other way around, the GOP wouldn't have run off in the first place. Did you see them running away from the Senate or House when the vote on Obama-Care came up? No, because no matter how much they hated the bill & knew it was trouble, they staid to do their duty, not running off to whine in a corner.

Stop playing high & mighty like hanging out in our top hot gives you an "impartial" and "enlightened" view of our political situation. Go drink your maple syrup, bitch about Crosby's injuries & choke on your "free" drugs.
Im pretty sure I heard them use a wide variety of inappropriate words and actions.
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Pretty much, add in 'taking away their rights', the 'i dont want more gov control'.
I believe the law requires them to show up and not leave the state!
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if it were the other way around the GOP would be whining like bitches that it's a waste of govenment money ... LOL
They are elected and paid by taxpayers to do a job. So they are guilty of dereliction of duty, which is a criminal offense for our military and should be considered the same for our government.
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