In the old-days (40-50 years ago) an exciting group of freethinkers hit the world stage advocating human rights, social consciousness, free love, recreational drug use and peace. The background for this new movement was an uptight, conformist society known as the United States. This shiny, affluent land symbolized progress, technology and opportunity. But every coin has a 'tails' and this land of Chevy, Polaroid and Brylcreem was made up of a virtual forest of pecking orders, stress, secrecy and frustration.
Hmm…why were Wisconsin’s police and trooper unions not included in Walker’s “budget repair bill” union busting? Could it be that the Assembly and Senate leaders' daddy will be at the helm of the troopers, so Walker thought he’d get the law wrangled to his side?
The landmark 2008 Supreme Court decision, commonly referred to as 'Preemption', makes it illegal for an injured party to sue a corporation for adverse effects from any healthcare item that was approved as safe by the FDA. The families of people who died because of the defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Heart defibrillator lead, were unable to sue Medtronic for compensation, because the FDA had already approved the product as safe. The lead was later recalled, but the FDA will not offer recompense to those families and thus, any injuries suffered by those people become their own
If you listen closely to the "punking" interview with the governor in Wisconsin, you can hear two parts of it that indicate that this action, and anticipated reaction by the citizens, has been long planned...I suspect as far back as 2007, or even earlier, when the Republican Elites knew that they would loose the house, senate and White House in 08'.
This is a link to an article in today's Lawrence Journal World. The bill they were protesting has this provision:
"House Bill 2130 would ban unions from making paycheck deductions for political activities and prohibit public employee unions from endorsing candidates. It was approved 75-46, with only Republican support, and now goes to the Senate for consideration."
The thing is, Kansas is a "right-to-work" state and membership in unions is completely voluntary.
Plain and simple, he too is in the pocket of big corporations. It should be no surprise to anyone that he remains silent when all hell is breaking loose. It's time our country wakes up to this simple fact.
have at it
Dear Mayor Dave and the Madison Police:
I would like to thank you and the Madison Police Department for your management of the current situation with Scott Walker.
I am concerned that a known agigtator may have already attended the protests. Specifically, I was listening to the Ed Schutlz show on the radio when he mentioned trouble with a "********************." If my memory serves me correctly, didn't "******************** get arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest? Does *** support Walker?