Feb. 19th, 2011

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re-posted at the request of [personal profile] sasha_feather (copious amounts of swearing removed):

so we knew that "introducing" this bill on friday the 11th with plans to vote on it on the 16th or 17th was slimy enough, but check this out. LOOK at what the Republicans had the balls to do yesterday evening in a special assembly:

video starts just after roll is called. you can see half the room is empty, and then Minority Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) pretty much explodes.

and here's Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) about fifteen minutes or so after that, calling shenanigans on the Republicans' behavior.



Rep. Kelda Helen Roys (D-Madison) followed Hintz with a speech (which i could link to but you'd have to sit through a bunch of other stuff) saying "By God we will give each other a basic level of respect and human dignity when we disagree on things. You will win on this, but do not win this way." she was practically in tears.

dane101.com has the article with all the good quotes and the video links, and this too: "[Republican Assembly Leader] Fitzgerald [R-Horicon] admitted he said 5 p.m., but didn't acknowledge that he had started the vote before that time and didn't apologize to the Democrats. He did agreed to rescind the vote to the amendable stage. He said he didn't think they were going to show up."

SERIOUSLY? there are 35,000 unhappy people right outside your doors, and YOU DIDN'T THINK THE MINORITY WOULD SHOW UP?

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