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UPDATE:

http://freedomist.com/2011/02/18/wisconsin-protests-need-freedom-mob-to-counter-astro-turfed-progressive-thuggery-wisconsin-teacher-protests/

Freedom Mobs Against Union Mobs Called For By The Freedomist

The Freedomist is putting out a call to freedom-minded Americans to oppose the Union mobs that are attempting to silence the voice of the People.

Union mobs are being unleashed, with the coordination and assistance of the Obama regime, in order to block efforts to reign in their power and the excessive costs they cause by their mob-like intimidation tactics. Unions are also responsible for coarsening the political discourse, ramming through anti-Christian social policies, and creating a “politically correct” atmosphere in favor of secular socialism. Freedom through godliness, self-reliance, and self-determination is not consistent with the secular socialist Union agenda and the People’s Democracy is not compatible with the Union’s mobocracy.

Bluegrass Pundit: Obama’s Organizing for America Instigating

When you pull back the curtain on teacher protests in Wisconsin, you find Barack Obama’s Organizing for America has been busy.

(Politico)The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America arm — the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign — is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.

OfA, as the campaign group is known, has been criticized at times for staying out of local issues like same-sex marraige, but it’s riding to the aide of the public sector unions who hoping to persuade some Republican legislators to oppose Walker’s plan. And while Obama may have his difference with teachers unions, OfA’s engagement with the fight — and Obama’s own clear stance against Walker — mean that he’s remaining loyal to key Democratic Party allies at what is, for them, a very dangerous moment.

As an example, employees nationwide paid 13%~27% (see page 5) of the cost of their employer sponsored health care. Wisconsin teachers currently pay only 4%~6%.

Northwoods Patriots: ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA IS ORGANIZING IN MADISON

Contents below were in an e-mail forwarded by ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA Organizing for America Plans Emergency Labor Rally in Madison Dan Grandone, Organizing for America State/Local – Monday, February 14, 2011
Organizing for America Plans Emergency Labor Rally in Madison
Dan Grandone, Organizing for America State/Local – Monday, February 14, 2011

MADISON, WI – We always knew Scott Walker would pursue a right-wing, anti-worker agenda. We didn’t know it would be this extreme.At a time when most folks are still struggling to get back on their feet, Gov. Walker has asked the state legislature to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Under his plan, park rangers, teachers, and prison guards would no longer be able to fight back if the new Republican majority tries to slash their health benefits or pensions.But that’s not even the most shocking part: The governor has also put the state National Guard on alert in case of “labor unrest.”We can’t — and won’t — let Scott Walker’s heavy-handed tactics scare us. This Tuesday and Wednesday, February 15th and 16th, volunteers will be attending rallies at the state capitol, put together by our organized labor allies. The vote could come as early as Wednesday, and we need to speak out now to show lawmakers in Madison that we’re not only paying attention; we’re fired up and ready to act.

Can you make it on Tuesday or Wednesday?


State Employee Unions Attack Capitol

The Wisconsin state government is under siege by radical progressive fundamentalists seeking public largesse for state employees at taxpayer expense. Using the phraseology of democracy, freedom, liberty, and revolution., the state employee’s unions are working to prevent the democratically elected government from enacting fiscal reforms designed to get the state’s excessive state employee expenses under some semblance of control.

While the Progressive journolist media spins this organized assault on democracy as a “popular uprising” many in Wisconsin are seeing in it an exposure of the true nature of the teachers and their union: that they are radical Progressives whose vision for America is based on the concepts of central planning elites redistributing wealth from producers to people who mindlessly vote for the Party and the over-paid and under-accountable state employees who rely on their votes to keep their “programs” in operation.

A counter-demonstration, which could potentially lead to violence as the Progressive extremists are already threatening violence and have already carried out acts of sabatoge and vandalism on state property, is being planned by numerous groups. Many, however, are considering just driving to the State capital themselves to confront what they see as a manufactured, astro-turf effort to impose the will of the Unions OVER and against the expressed will of the People.

The regime of Progressive domination through discrimination, intimidation, and deception is being challenged like never before and now the Progressives are appealing to rule of a mob, incited and hired by a few elites, to shout down and assault any opponents. Activists for Freedom who recognize in teacher’s unions an institution that is totally given over to the radical Progressive agenda for an America under a one-party secular welfare state (the People’s will be damned), are organizing and mobilizing and may be showing up on site in the next few hours or sometime tomorrow.

The scope of the Progressive insurgency and its sudden appearance may have surprised some, but it is also evidence in and of itself of its premeditation by Progressive elite leaders who are using these contrived mobs as weapons against the People’s will in Wisconsin. What is potentially being set up, with the Obama regime sticking its Progressive nose into the State’s affairs is a mini-civil war between freedom minded citizens and Progressive elite and their plantation denizens, namely public employees who care more for their own life of ease than the very fiscal survival of their state.

From inside the state capital this alert:

THE POLICE HAVE ADVISED THAT WE LOCK OUR DOORS.
GROUPS OF YOUNG KIDS ARE MARCHING THROUGH THE HALLS YELLING AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS….DRUMS ARE BANGING, ETC.
RESTROOMS ARE BLOCKADED.  VANDALISM YESTERDAY.
ELEVATORS ARE BLOCKADED.
ANGRY CROWDS ARE POUNDING ON OUR GLASS WINDOWS.
PLEASE, PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR STATE.

There is no more news from this source, however such reports are coming in such numbers as to suggest a systematic assault is under way aimed at nothing less than a Progressive hostile takeover of the State Government.

Citizens of Wisconsin are called upon to go to the capital to DEFEND THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRACY from the Progressive revolution that is under way, with Obama’s support!

Obama has called the bill to limit the Union’s ability to hold taxpayers at gunpoint and force concessions “an assault on unions”, to which some respond, “assaulting Unions is a good thing, they are not much more than a cancer on the American economy and a detriment to true democracy!”

more on Wisconsin Teachers Protest:

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/17/the-historical-illiteracy-of-wisconsin-teachers/

Godwin’s Law states that any political argument, carried on long enough, will eventually provoke a Nazi reference.  My own personal corollary to Godwin’s Law is that the first side to invoke it invariably loses, mainly because Nazis and Adolf Hitler are simply not analogous to normal politics in American democracy, unless one is discussing actual neo-Nazis.  It exposes a clear lack of historical literacy about the Nazis and the history between the two World Wars of the last century.  It’s the kind of argument favored by the relatively uneducated.

That’s what makes the protests in Wisconsin over Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to curtail the power of public-sector unions so deliciously ironic.  Hot Air reader Tim R in Madison took his camera with him when he attended the large protests staged by the teachers against the budget bill that would require contributions for pensions and health insurance, as well as put new curbs on collective bargaining.   Tim discovered signs like this at the protest yesterday at 6 pm just after the speakers concluded:

from http://www.samchaltain.com/the-wisconsin-teachers-protest-two-wrongs-dont-make-a-right

As school systems across the state of Wisconsin cancel another day of classes – the result of massive protests in Madison following Governor Scott Walker’s effort to strip educators of the bulk of their collective bargaining rights — I can’t help but think of the old adage that two wrongs don’t make a right.

The first wrong is how teacher unions have come to operate. Clearly, unions need to reinvent themselves if they want to remain viable in the 21st century, and old-school policies like “last in, first out” (LIFO) and the fact that in many places it’s almost impossible to fire a bad teacher don’t serve anyone’s best interests. We can do better.

from http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wisconsin-teachers-take-students-class-protest_550230.html

Teachers and students in Wisconsin are protesting Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill. But it’s not a mark of democracy: instead, teachers have been taking kids out of school to march on the Capitol in Madison. It’s being called a “sickout” — and it’s illegal.

/><pTeachers  are joining protests planned today at the State Capitol,

Here’s footage of the students in action (courtesy of the MacIver Institute):

watch?v=cufj2d8Co5A&feature=player_embedded

from http://www.redstate.com/gawken/2011/02/17/the-mathematics-of-the-wisconsin-teachers-protestor-why-is-the-union-going-batst/

The Wisconsin teachers union is going all out,  or maybe all in is the better term, to try and stop needed reforms. Are they totally oblivious to what’s going on in the country, what happened last November?  I can’t believe they are that dense, but in fact, there is a really good reason for their response. .The union’s survival is threatened. Here’s the numbers.

According to the Weekly Standard, the average Wisconsin teacher’s salary ( not including benefits) is $50,000. The cost of the proposed contributions to the retirement and medical plans will be 5%..let’s say $2,500. And because these contributions will be on a BEFORE-TAX basis, let’s assume the out-of pocket  (after-tax) cost will then be $2,000/year.

Union dues are $1,100. And under the proposal, teachers will no longer be required to join the union. So..to the teacher now facing a $2,000/year reduction in take home pay..where’s the easiest, most obvious place to cut..Why, of course..union dues.

More on Wisconsin Teacher Protests from the blogosphere:

The historical illiteracy of Wisconsin teachers « Hot Air

From what we’ve seen of these protests, the entire state of Wisconsin is in need of quality teachers, and it looks like the union is the biggest impediment to getting them. Meanwhile, Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate

Wisconsin Senators Dodge Vote On Defined Contribution Bill

Wisconsin Senators Dodge Vote On Defined Contribution Bill, Teachers Protest. By Kurtis Workman on February 17, 2011 at 02:12 pm. Share |. Wisconsin is attempting to change the benefit structure for teachers and that http://plainsdaily.com/

Wisconsin Teachers Pull Students From School for Protest | The

Here’s video of high school students who were brought to a protest at the Wisconsin capitol by their illegally striking teachers.

Extra credit? Teachers take Wisconsin students to protest state

Students from Madison’s East High School claim their teachers brought them to the Wisconsin union protests against Scott Walker’s collective bargaining plan.

Michelle Malkin » Watch Wisconsin, Part II: Union thugs scream at

Watch Wisconsin, Part II: Union thugs scream at “Hosni Walker/”Mubarak of the Midwest;” striking teachers tote students to protest.