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by River Rat
Wed May 16, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unions took a hit
Replies: 22
Views: 9728

Re: Unions took a hit

So it's only Republicans who lie, huh. Well, I have news for somebody. Yes, I vote Republican mostly...NOW. But in the early 1970s I was caucus coordinator for the Wisconsin state senate DEMOCRATIC caucus. I was also Lt. Gov. Martin Schreiber's first speech writer, also a DEMOCRAT. I was also a sta...
by River Rat
Wed May 16, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unions took a hit
Replies: 22
Views: 9728

Re: Unions took a hit

And you're talking about WHICH political candidate...? As Larry said Kerry, (And you're talking about WHICH political candidate...?) Well of course he's talking about 1/2 of all political candidates - republicans, duh. Once a person gets that ingrained into an idea or political cause it becomes lik...
by River Rat
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded
Replies: 31
Views: 12571

Re: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded

Again, based on your reasoning, YOUR employer should be able to control how you spend the money they pay you and you can only spend it in ways they approve because it's THEIR money! No, that is your reasoning, and from what I've read a position you support because you just described exactly the sit...
by River Rat
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded
Replies: 31
Views: 12571

Re: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded

Who wants to meet me at County Market and follow around any public employees, military personnel, etc.. and make sure they're spending our money the way we want them to? We don't need to monitor spending of stolen union dues. The Wisconsin public employee never had it, never decided what to do with...
by River Rat
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded
Replies: 31
Views: 12571

Re: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded

Tooten, well said. I was thinking the same. If Thugs funded those protests then I'm a Thug, for I pay taxes. Oh, I'm glad to hear there was first-aid and water available too, because I know that many of the protesters had a doctor note to excuse them from teaching our children. Being so sick and all...
by River Rat
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded
Replies: 31
Views: 12571

Re: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded

That shooter also is immune from prosecution because of Wisconsin's new Castle Doctrine. That is not what Castle Doctrine is, it does not give immunity. The law basically requires juries to presume defendants were justified in using force to protect their home at the beginning of a trial. If a pros...
by River Rat
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Zoo
Replies: 6
Views: 4845

Re: Which Zoo

Sorry I can't compare the two, I haven't been to the Milwaukee Zoo since Sampson was alive! I have been to the Minnesota Zoo though. That is very nice. They have done some recent remodeling and it's really a good time, my kids love it. There is another zoo in Mpls., The Como Zoo, that is a smaller z...
by River Rat
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded
Replies: 31
Views: 12571

Re: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded

NurseNell wrote:River Rat, spelling can be a friend.


I give myself an "F MINUS" in spelling. I can't beleive there isn't a spell-checker on this board. Of all the messin' around I do in my various interests on the net this the only board without one.
by River Rat
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded
Replies: 31
Views: 12571

Gannett newspapers jounalists repremanded

Apparently the staffers over at Gannett newspapers have lost their journalistic integrity. The higher-ups have repremanded employees for losing thier bias. Apparently these "journalists" didn't know that their personal envolvment in a recall would be considered a loss of impartiality. Wow,...
by River Rat
Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

The quote I chose gave both sides, yours did not.
by River Rat
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

This is directly from the link you provided: The fact a GAAP deficit exists doesn’t wipe out what Walker and lawmakers did in balancing the budget according to the official, recognized method used by the state and its Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which both sides acknowledge as the official neutral sc...
by River Rat
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recalls........a bad deal
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Recalls........a bad deal

I see that two days ago a long standing senior democrat WI senator had recall papers filed against him with the GAB. The group filing the papers cited a single vote of record as the reason for recall. Recalls are going to destroy this State. I fear now that there has been a few stones cast into the ...
by River Rat
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

Ken, your ability to spew rhetoric in the absence of any real data or examples is reaching new heights! Wisconsin law requires a balanced budget. There is a non-partisan bureau that ensures our constituional requirements are met in any budget. Its called the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and they measur...
by River Rat
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is single parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse?
Replies: 5
Views: 4537

Re: Is single parenthood a contributing factor to child abus

Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman recently introduced Senate Bill 507, which would formally consider single parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse if passed into law. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/07/glenn-grothman-unplanned-pregnancies_n_1327940.html?ref=politics I'm not sayi...
by River Rat
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

Hey Ken, where are you? I'd really like to to read you take on these issues. Please give me something other than "walker sucks" LOL.
by River Rat
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

Okay, it's "your" money. Why can't you decide what happens to that money? You can't. The politicans took it before it appeared on your paystub. It went to a PAC that you may or may not agree with. If you worked for a refomed agency, like the federal government, you could make that decision...
by River Rat
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

River Rat, I don't think you're reading my response. If you get a job at a union private business, you are typically required to join the union. The union actually has a court backed ability to fine you for going against a union strike, etc. You said the unions forced employees to join in Wisconsin...
by River Rat
Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

And last point. Stop saying it was filtering public money to to PACs. The moment that employee EARNED the money, it became theirs. Their money was diverted, not yours!!! No part of anything on my paycheck belongs to you or anyone else (other than the taxes). I find it offensive that you would even ...
by River Rat
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

I think they've got you brainwashed too Kerry. I'm talking about PUBLIC unions, unions that represent public sector workers - that is the issue we are discussing. Please review how federal workers are represented, and how that compares to wisconsin. In additon, no private sector union has the abilit...
by River Rat
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

employees have to vote to unionize first Kerry that's not true for most state paid workers! (prior to the elimination of the flawed system) No vote. MANIDITORY that you belong, MANDITORY that your dues be removed from your check, and AUTOMATIC diversion of taxpayer money, labeled and earmarked, for...
by River Rat
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't it ironic:
Replies: 6
Views: 4080

Re: Isn't it ironic:

Nimble: We cannot separate ourselves from nature, that is my point I would also confirm that the loss of a species is an undesirable outcome. However, your contention that no species became extinct by predation porior to humans evolving is preposterous. Animals killed animals. "Nature" ki...
by River Rat
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

Collective bargining is alive and well in our state. Remember president O'bama was just visiting a union plant in Milwaukee a few weeks ago, praising the work being done there, saying it was a model to be looked up to. However, collective barginging of State employed PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, is not a right...
by River Rat
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

taking away the rights of the middle class This just keeps getting better......what "RIGHTS" have been taken away from the middle class of Wisconsin citizens? I guess you better define "right" before you start. Because if you belive that sittin' around on your *** waiting for yo...
by River Rat
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't it ironic:
Replies: 6
Views: 4080

Re: Isn't it ironic:

The reason ultimately is danger to humans and interruption in nature's management of the natural world . Your wrong. Your statment is only true if two assumptions are made. 1) That Human's are not a part of nature; and 2) aminals, other than and in the absence of humans, can actively mangage their ...
by River Rat
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: $cott Walkers balanced budget
Replies: 32
Views: 11702

Re: $cott Walkers balanced budget

A fine? We the taxpayers lent the banks the money in the first place to prevent a colapse of the banking industry. The fear such a collapse was induced by these idots who bought homes they couldn't afford. Yes, lending practices were lax, but have since been reformed. This "settlement" is ...

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