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Criminals: WI Republicans Publish Bill Despite Judge’s Order

WI Republicans Publish Collective Bargaining Bill Despite Restraining Order

Here’s more from the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel — Collective bargaining bill published despite restraining order:

In a stunning twist, controversial legislation limiting collective bargaining for public workers was published on Friday despite a judge’s hold on the measure, sparking a dispute over whether it takes effect Saturday.

The legislation was published Friday to the Legislature’s website with a footnote that acknowledges the restraining order by a Dane County judge. But the posting says state law “requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to publish every act within 10 working days after its date of enactment.”

The measure sparked massive protests at the Capitol and lawsuits by opponents because it would eliminate the ability of most public workers to bargain over anything but wages.

The restraining order was issued against Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette. But the bill was published by the reference bureau, which was not named in the restraining order.

Laws normally take effect a day after they are published, and a top GOP lawmaker said that meant it will become law Saturday. But the nonpartisan legislative official who published the law disagreed.

“I think this is a ministerial act that forwards it to the secretary of state,” said Stephen Miller, director of the Legislative Reference Bureau. “I don’t think this act makes it become effective. My understanding is that the secretary of state has to publish it in the (official state) newspaper for it to become effective.”

Walker signed the bill March 11. Under state law, it must be published within 10 working days, which was Friday.

The law has not been printed in the Wisconsin State Journal, the official state newspaper, as other laws are. Late Friday, State Journal publisher Bill Johnston said in an email that the notice for the law had been scheduled to run but had been canceled. He did not elaborate.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) claimed it didn’t matter that it hasn’t appeared in the paper.

“It’s published,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s law. That’s what I contend.”

Fitzgerald and Miller met Friday. Miller said Fitzgerald asked him to publish the law and, after reading the statutes, Miller agreed that he could do so. He said he has never had something similar happen with the publication of a law during his 12 years running the reference bureau.

After the restraining order was issued on March 18, La Follette sent a letter that same day to the reference bureau rescinding earlier instructions to publish the bill on Friday. “I further instruct you to remove all reference to March 25, 2011, as the publication date and not to proceed with publication until I contact you with a new publication date,” his letter said.

Walker’s top cabinet official, Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch, gave only a brief statement reacting to Friday’s news.

“Today the administration was notified that the LRB published the budget-repair bill as required by law,” he said. “The administration will carry out the law as required.”

Meanwhile Wisconsinites are out if full force on this beautiful and sunny Saturday collecting Recall Senators to put a stop to the assault on WI Democracy. Join them won’t you.


In Sarah Palin’s America 1st Amendment Rights Only Apply to Sarah

Sarah Palin was a busy grizzly this past weekend. She’s still busy dragging TLC producers and cameramen all over HER Alaska, showing them all the great people and places. Eventually Palin and her entourage made their way to Homer, AK where Palin discovered a banner waiting for her and the crew that read ‘Worst Governor Ever’. Sarah as thin skinned as she is couldn’t just keep walking and ignore the whole thing, she just had to stop and confront the woman who had hung the sign.

As you’ll see and hear in the video below, the woman protesting Palin’s visit to her town is displeased that Sarah abandoned her state for the spotlight, paid speeches, reality shows and a gig on Fox News. You’ll also get a chance to see how well Sarah and Todd have raised their daughter Bristol, mother of Palin’s grandchildren. Bristol seems to have no problem being confrontational or sarcastic, while the resident of Homer shows nothing but respect.

In the world of Palin, calling them out for their behavior amounts to disrespecting Sarah, who still likes to refer to herself as Governor Palin even though she quit that position with less than 18 months of her term served before resigning for ‘the good of Alaska’.

But what is most damning and most obvious in this video is Sarah Palin’s obvious disdain and dismissal of teachers in our society. You see the woman hanging the sign Ms. Kathleen Gustafson was asked by Sarah Palin what she does for a living to which she responded, I’m a teacher. Sarah immediately rolls her eyes, makes a few different ‘faces’ and glances knowingly at Bristol as if to say well that explains it. Sarah doesn’t say anything, not what a selfless job you do, thanks for dedicating yourself to educating the children of Alaska, nothing.

Sarah and Bristol’s reaction is so full of ‘pity’ it appears to have left Ms. Gustafson feeling inadequate so she continues and says I have a few other jobs too and my husband is a commercial fisherman. To which Mrs. Palin responded enthusiastically with ‘ooooooh my husband is a commercial fisherman too so we probably have a lot in common. At that point Mrs. Palin realizes a bystander has been recording her with his cell phone, but it’s apparent from the video that Todd and the other males in Palin’s entourage were already aware he was filming. You see them repeatedly roaming back and forth, circling the group, cutting in front of Sarah to block the cameras view.

Todd Palin is in the orange hat, Ms. Gustafson is to the right

At one point you even see Todd circle around the group (he’s in the orange hat and snacking on something the entire time) walk right past Ms. Gustafson while proceeding to elbow her as he walks by.

This is a true display of Sarah Palin’s view of education and how she and her family live their ‘christian’ values. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth is literal with these people. The thuggery of the AIP is deep in Palin’s bones and those of many of their family members.

Once Sarah Palin realized this video had gone viral and has garnered more attention than any other Palin screw-up so far, she directed her Facebook ghostwriter, Rebecca Mansour to post a denial that she ever rolled her eyes. Of course as many know Palin’s father Chuck Heath and brother Chuck Jr are both teachers as her defense, but Sarah has told us in her own words her father was instrumental in teaching her to lie to get out of band practice which she explains on page 31 of Going Rogue.
There were practical benefits of having Dad coach, though. He knew how much I disliked playing in the pep band after a rough basketball game, but it was required of all band students that we play for the boys’ games following ours, so Dad would tape my fingers and I’d explain to the conductor that I needed to be excused yetagain from the flute section: “It’s those darn sprained fingers again, sir!”

So you see her father taught her how to lie and Sarah takes great pride in that moment. She has no problem doing it and no problem telling the entire world her father was the type of teacher that encouraged and accepted lying. doesn’t mean Sarah respects his job or that of his brother. In fact Sarah’s father also has a long collegiate record like his daughter. While it only took Sarah 5 colleges to earn a degree (one we’ve yet to see) in journalism, it took her father 10 colleges before finally graduating.

So see for yourself, did Sarah roll her eyes and glance at her daughter while doing it? Sarah’s still denying but video doesn’t lie, and video’s can be slowed down, etc. to catch every single movement. It’s clear she disrespected this woman and her profession and was more than happy to allow her daughter to act disrespectful to this woman as well.

Sarah’s Facebook Writer responded:
While filming the Alaska documentary in Homer, I had a brief discussion with a local lady who, in typical Alaska style, decided to give me her two cents worth about my political leanings, American politics in general, and much else besides. It’s what makes our politics so uniquely democratic: two people discussing the things they care about, even though they respectfully disagree about just about everything (you can watch a brief video of the encounter here).

The LSM has now decided to use this brief encounter for another one of their spin operations. They claim I – wait for it – “appear to roll my eyes” when the lady tells me she’s a teacher. Yes, it’s come to this: the media is now trying to turn my eyebrow movements into story lines. (Maybe that’s why Botox is all the rage – if you can’t move your eyebrows, your “eye rolling” can’t be misinterpreted!) If they had checked their facts first, they would have known that I come from a family of teachers; my grandparents were teachers, my father was a teacher, my brother is a teacher, my sister works in Special Needs classrooms, my aunt is a school nurse, my mom worked as a school secretary for much of her professional life, we all volunteer in classrooms, etc., etc., etc. Given that family history, how likely is it that I would “roll my eyes” at someone telling me that they too work in that honorable profession? Stay classy, LSM.

One good thing to come out of this little episode, though, is that it helps to remind people once again that Alaska is a great state full of independent-minded people. I look forward to introducing you to some of them in the forthcoming documentary series on life in Alaska! The show will remind you to get outdoors, breathe in God’s creation, and taste the freedom!
– Sarah Palin

As you can see Palin’s writer not only lied about Palin rolling her eyes she even goes as far as to lie about the exchange and what Ms. Gustafson was upset about. Not once did Gustafson say she disagrees with her political leanings, instead she told her she was disappointed she quit the job she promised to do all in search of fame and fortune. In Sarah Palin’s world, everyone else is to blame, but never Sarah, never. It’s Ms. Gustafon’s fault and the media’s fault for reporting on a story.

But with modern technology we can see the video again at a slower rate and clearly see she not only rolls her eyes, but gives Bristol a knowing look.

For Still photos from several frames of the video and more on the story vist HERE.

The latest Re-Mix of the Homer Video Show Sarah and Daughter Bristol in fine form and shows how closely Bristol was to this woman and although she flails her arms around Sarah does and says nothing to correct her daughter.

In a final act of disrespect while ‘fighting for our constitution’ Sarah Palin’s entourage tore down Mrs. Gustafson’s sign. Keep on fightin for those freedoms we all love Sarah. Keep on!

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