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Walker to give televised “FireSide” chat at 6 pm Wisconsin Time

delusions of grandeur much?

On 2/22/2011 a Tuesday. I think I'm gonna barf

Dancing on Ceilings

The Wisconsin Governor is deliberately pushing teachers and other state employees to do exactly what they are doing--protesting a denial of the rights of free speech and free association guaranteed by the actual US Constitution, as opposed to the false re-write that phony conservatives and Dick Armey's chauffered "tea party" provocateurs like to promote. I say hurrah to the brave Wisconsinites who are fighting to save their rights as American union members.

MONDAY 2-21 CALL FROM 'KEITH'?

SURE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE OF THE TALE OF

WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS TRYING TO PULL THE

OLD EARLY VOTE TRICK...THEN HAVING TO SAY

'OH ALRIGHT, WE WERE JUST KIDDING'

SAW NOTHING ON THE BLOG WHERE THOM

ASKED INTO TO BE SENT

Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill

Although we all have heard the problems with the WI governor's attempt to take over the state and deny state workers their rights, the full bill is 144 pages deep and has many other tragic parts to it includingdevasting Badger Care health coverage for kids. Here is a link to the bill if you are interested in reviewing this wonderful document: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/JR1SB-11.pdf

DDD

Just fired off 3 e-ms to my 3 reps in congress...

...telling them i agree with former labor secy robert reich.

i also told them they should be ashamed to vote for cuts to WIC, CAP (Energy Ass't), etc. AND continue tax cuts to the wealthiest. i succinctly stated that if they voted for cutting programs for my impoverished hoosier neighbors, then i would help these neighbors join the protesters fighting to save the rights of unions...(and i continued)...

Clarifying Union dues deductions

She said 'people don't want their dues automatically deducted'. Not exactly: union members are fine with dues deductions. However, in 'right to work states', non-members have charges deducted, usually equal to what the dues are. The rationale is that, since non-union members get the same benefits as Union members get when the Union has negotiated benefits, why shouldn't they pay to support the cost of those negotiations? (as a union member, I fully support this).

relationship between physical confiscation of wealth and the means of productivity and the political redress of past political excesses.

When buildings and factories are occupied by citizens and workers they gain an economic advantage which acts as a counterweight to the political power derived from the accumulation of capital and financial wealth.
In relation to the bailouts, we see clearly that any further commiseration with the financial sector on behalf of the political class may be labeled as treason.

Nutjob Bills in the Montana Legislature

Nutjob Bills in the Montana LegislatureBy Cowgirl, on February 17, 2011, 7:04 am | 64 comments

For your reading pleasure, here are some of the major pieces of legislation that have been put

How Governor Walker Rigged the game of Chicken

Thom, I am flummoxed by the audacity of Mr. Walker. I say mister because we need to remember he is not just a temporary (or potentially permanent) public figure of politics. He is also a man who is willing to play a metaphorical, all-in-hand of poker with his 'political career.' As a mathematician, I understand what is called game-theory. The game of chicken is called a zero sum game because if neither entity diverges, an impact would render both parties at a COMPLETE loss.

Peace through meditation - The Eastern self-help method

I agree whole-heartedly with Thom on the coment he made (Feb 21 morning show) regarding the "powers that be" in their tactics of divide and conquer, and how this is the ONE MAJOR method they have relied upon for so long (I would dare to speculate for millenia)... I believe that one of the STRONGEST defenses against this is a COMBINED EFFORT by the working masses to INFORM themselves about every aspect of the world around them.

Wisconsin

Thom my brother is a Teacher

Thom my brother is a Teacher and lives in janesville Wisconsin he cuts wood and fills his garage to the roof during the summer so he can heat and afford his bills and tells me walkers new deal will leave him in a Tom Joad position HOMELESS . He has been on the protest line since it began. Thank you for your coverage of this Issue.

Wisconsin Assembly Republican Dirty Tricks - Video Link

Hi

This is Keith from Columbus Ohio. I called in to Thom's show today and made reference to this clip. At Thom's request I'm posting it here.

Sen. Carl Levin World Affairs Council speech 21, Feb. 2011 / Grand Rapids, MI

Although Sen. Levin is supporting the Presidents 'transition to begin' this July, he spoke of Washington Post articles reciting local commanders in theatre saying " No one is talking July 2011."

Senator Levin also quoted Sen. McCain's statement that 'President Obama begining a pullout this July 2011 is the most awful thing he could do.' - and/or words to that same meaning...

Another Madison Pizza company helping out

I just found Ian's Pizza on State in Madison on their Facebook page. They say they have had orders from all 50 states for pizzas to deliver to the demonstrators at the state capitol. Their page says:

Monday, February 21 (12:15pm) Thank you all so much for visiting!

If you are here to learn how help feed the protesters in Madison, here's how you can do that:

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.