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MADISON — Earlier today, Judge William Conley of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin issued an “Opinion and Order” in Wisconsin Education Association Council, et al. v. Walker, et al., Case No. 11 CV 428, which involved a challenge to certain provisions of 2011 Wis. Act 10, relating to distinctions between unions representing “public safety employees” and other “general employees.”
The Court rejected most of the Plaintiffs’ challenges, including claims that collective bargaining rights on non-wage issues must be restored. However, it also held that on Equal Protection and First Amendment grounds: (1) “general employee” unions cannot be required to recertify on an annual basis if “public safety employee” unions aren’t required to; and (2) members of “general employee” unions must be allowed to have union dues deducted from their paychecks if members of “public safety employee” unions are given that option.
Regarding the decision, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen stated: “This case started as a broad attack on all union-related aspects of Act 10. Plaintiffs have failed on all but two issues. If the ruling stands, unions representing non-“public safety employees” will no longer have to demonstrate member support through annual recertification and will have greater ability to take money out of employees’ paychecks. While this may give the unions more power over their members, it does nothing to benefit the public employees of this state.”
Van Hollen further commented, “Although we are still reviewing the adverse portions of the ruling and considering the options, we are confident that we would prevail in an appeal if we choose to go that direction.”
A copy of the Opinion and Order is available at the following link:
The highly partisan Wisconsin elections board has voted unanimously to order the preordained recall elections against any and all Republican state senators that their Public Employee Union masters tell them too. In this case it just four.The Government Accountability Board on Monday said enough signatures were gathered against each of the four lawmakers to order recall elections. The four targeted Republican are Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Sens. Van Wanggaard of Racine, Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls and Sen. Pam Galloway of Wausau.
The completely biased Government (un)Accountability Board on Monday said they really don’t care if there were enough signatures gathered against each of the four lawmakers to order the recall elections they were going to do it anyways. The four targeted Republicans are Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Sens. Van Wanggaard of Racine, Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls and Sen. Pam Galloway of Wausau but the GAB would also gladly include anybody else the Democratic Party of Wisconsin wants them to.The board rejected broad arguments made by all four senators challenging thousands of signatures.
The board rejected all reasonable arguments made by all four senators challenging thousands of signatures. In essence they said to hell with the law and common sense, we have our marching orders from our masters.The date of those elections remains unknown.
The date will remain secret from the voters on the right until they have taken place to ensure victory of the people holding Wisconsin hostage.
Highlighted content from GAB Rules Recall Elections Can Proceed For GOP Senators – Politics News Story – WISC Madison.
It has been an event filled week. From the mining bill going down in the Wisconsin Sates Senate to a Dane County judge putting a hold on the Voter ID bill. This week has yielded a boatload of candidates for the Golden Toilet Award. I had considered a joint award but I finally have made my mind about who this weeks winner is. And the winner…..will have to wait for a few minutes.
In the Wisconsin Senate, you had a whole cast of characters involved that all would be worthy candidates in a normal week. Dale Schultz is the Republican senator that has found a spine inasmuch as he has found a way to become a powerful turncoat but a turncoat just the same. Bob Jauch is the Democratic Senator from the area where the mine was supposed to be built. Tim Carpenter is the Democratic Senator from the Milwaukee area who at one time in his political career was considered reasonable. The rest of the Democratic Senators are ideologues that we can’t really expect to have an original idea. The State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 426 on January 26th of this year, and then sent it on to the State Senate. The State Senate hemmed and hawed and after much debate and compromise on the Republican side it finally came up for a vote this week. Hopes were high that the bill would be passed. Rumors flowed that one of the Democratic Senators was going to vote for the bill. The company that had hoped to build the mine, Gogebic Taconite, had made official memorandums of understanding with multiple unions to ensure that 95% of the jobs at the mine would be union jobs. The jobs would have been good family supporting jobs. It was clear that the RINO Schultz wouldn’t vote for it as that would have cut into his power as the thorn in the the side of the Republican majority. Jauch who’s district would have the most to gain from the mining legislation is too much of a Democratic yes-man to ever go against his handlers, the Public Employee Unions. So what would Tim Carpenter have to gain from voting for the mining bill? First off, it would mean at least some jobs to his constituents. Secondly, he is running for Milwaukee City Treasurer, and he could gain most if not all of the conservative vote in the City of Milwaukee for his run against Spencer Coggs. And lastly his father worked for a company that made mining equipment for 35 years and he could vote yes as a tribute to him. In the end, the mining bill went down to defeat 17-16 with all of the Democrats and the RINO Schultz all voting against it.
Also this week, the judiciary got involved in the battle for our rights and not on our side. Dane County Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan struck a blow to ensuring the right to vote is secure from theft. A law suit was filed by the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP and the illegal immigrant lobby group Voces de la Frontera against Governor Walker and the Government Accountability Board. In the suit they claimed that a significant number of people in minority groups and senior citizens do not have proper ID to vote. Voces de la Frontera has been in and out of court with affidavits trying to show the difficulty people were having in acquiring ID. Flanagan had previously ruled that these did not show that irreparable harm would be done. In his latest ruling, he put a temporary injunction against the defendants from implementing the law in the upcoming election pending a 5 day trial scheduled to start on April 16th. In this ruling he ruled that ”the likelihood of irreparable harm.” was present. In order to determine that, he would also have to have ruled that they would eventually prevail. Judge Flanagan like all other judges are supposed to recuse themselves in cases where there is a conflict of interest or where there could be the appearance of impartiality. Not only did Judge Flanagan not recuse himself he also filed to notify the parties of his action of signing a recall petition against Governor Walker, a defendant in the case. The judge’s wife was also a circulator in the recall effort. In addition to that the judge’s campaign manager, Melissa Mulliken, is also a former adviser to Kathleen Falk, who is running against Walker in the upcoming recall election. The judge failed to inform any of the parties involved of these possible conflicts. Attorney General JB Van Hollen has filed an appeal of the injunction, but it is unsure whether it will be acted upon before the April 3rd election.
Most weeks the decision is easy. This week I could have picked Judge Flanagan and no-one would argue with the decision. I could have picked collectively the 16 Democrats and 1 RINO that voted against the mining bill and killed literally thousands of jobs in Wisconsin. I could have picked Sen Jauch as it should have been an easy decision for him to vote for jobs that his area of Wisconsin desperately needs. I could have picked Sen Schultz as he should have stood strong with his fellow Republicans and voted for jobs. But in the end there can be only one, and this weeks winner is Sen Tim Carpenter. When all is said and done not only did he turn his back on Wisconsin, he turned his back on the memory of his own father. And for that, Tim Carpenter is the March 10th Winner of the Golden Toilet Award!
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You have got to be kidding me. Kevin Kennedy is actually considering asking for more time. If the GAB can not finish the review in the time allotted then the recall should be called off. If a judge grants them more time to review the petitions then I believe that Scott Walker should go back into court and DEMAND MORE TIME! The VTR data should be completed and public by then. That would allow Governor Walker to use their data.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State election officials say they’ll probably need more time to complete their recall signature review.
Democrats have turned nearly 2 million signatures against Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans. The state Government Accountability Board has until March 19 to determine whether enough valid signatures exist to trigger elections. If so, the board would have to schedule the elections for the sixth Tuesday after March 19.
Now board Director Kevin Kennedy says the board anticipates asking a judge for a deadline extension. It’s unclear how much more time the board wants. The body plans to discuss the matter at a March 12 meeting.
The board wants to avoid scheduling recall elections in April because clerks will be busy with the regular spring election that month.
So apparently Kevin got the call from Mike Tate telling him to slow down the process. Someone needs to open a JOHN DOE investigation. Something in Madison is stinking up the place!
Mark S. Demet has been charged in connection with his alleged involvement in recall fraud.
You may remember this from the Racine Journal Times Article:
Jeff Demet of Racine is one of the people whose signature was allegedly forged. A friend found his signature four times, but Demet said he never signed once. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating that, said Capt. Thomas Lamke.
One of the people listed as circulating petitions with Jeff Demet’s signature is his brother, said Jeff Demet. But Lamke said Friday afternoon that he didn’t know if investigators had talked to the brother yet.
Mark has been charged with a total of 9 felonies in connection with this. He is charged with 2 counts of Election Fraud-Fraud/Nomination Certification and 7 counts of Misappropriate ID Info – Obtain Money. You can see the charges here.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
1:00pm until 3:00pm
The grassroots organizers that brought you Celebrate Walker in Wauwatosa would like to invite you to come join us as we show our support for Governor Walker at Brookfield Square on Saturday March 24th from 1pm until 3pm. Wear you pro Walker gear and bring your signs as we rally around the outside of the Mall to show our solidarity with our Governor. We are looking for a place to go after to have a bit of fun as well. We will provide more information as soon as we figure more out but the date, location, and time are set and you know we know how to throw a party….:)
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This is an URGENT CALL TO ACTION.
VAN NEEDS AS MANY BODIES AS POSSIBLE TOMORROW AT HIS LISTENING SESSIONS. WE NEED TO OUTNUMBER THE PROTESTERS TOMORROW. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT COUNTY YOU’RE FROM- we are all one force fighting for the same cause. We can’t lose this courageous senator!!!
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TODAY: he had two listening sessions, and the protesters showed, outnumbering the supporters. The candidate who is supposed to run against Van in a recall election was among them, he interrupted the session, FOR 15 MINUTES MAKING A COMPLETE SPECTACLE OF HIMSELF AND A MOCKERY OF THE LISTENING SESSION. THERE WAS LIBERALS ALL OVER THE ROOM INTERRUPTING AND DISRESPECTING OUR SENATOR. Van held his cool as always, and proceeded with typical class and grace, but he NEEDS TO SEE HIS SUPPORT TOMORROW. WE NEED A PRESENCE. Please show, if there’s any possible way you can. Thanks fellow patriots!
Friday February 24th
9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Racine Police Department auditorium, 730 Center St. (Reggie Newson, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development secretary, is scheduled to attend that session)
5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Union Grove Municipal Building, 925 15th Ave. (Highway 11 at Highway 45).
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Last year, at just about this time, Madison was invaded! People on the left were exercising there right to assembly. I think it is one of the greatest rights we have in this country. It is one of the things that distinguishes us from the rest of the world. Our right to peaceful assembly shall not be infringed. I have include a few examples of peaceful assembly for your viewing pleasure.
Wis. Union Protesters Disrupt Special Olympics Ceremony
Anti tea party person’s profane response to 14yr old girl giving speech Madison tea party
Rude Union Thugs Interrupt Governor Scott Walker’s speech at State Fair Park
So remember peaceful assembly is protected, the stuff you just watched…. not so much!