- After three straight days of debate, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly passed Scott Walker’s erotic union-busting fantasy earlier this morning, “before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening.” The bill now heads to the Senate, where it will probably stay for quite some time, since Senate Democrats are still eloping in Illinois. Anyway, here is what happened, according to the Associated Press: “Debate had gone on for 60 hours and 15 Democrats were still waiting to speak when the vote started around 1 a.m. Friday. Speaker Pro Tem Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, opened the roll and closed it within seconds. Democrats looked around, bewildered. Only 13 of the 38 Democratic members managed to vote in time. Republicans immediately marched out of the chamber in single file. The Democrats rushed at them, pumping their fists and shouting ‘Shame!’ and ‘Cowards!’” (Please consider donating to our friends at the Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association, so that demonstrators can continue to “eat food” and enjoy other communist entitlements.) [AP]
- The Air Force awarded Boeing a $35 billion contract to build a “flying gas station,” the end. [The Hill]
- Meanwhile, 2,000 teachers will receive termination letters in Providence, so that the city will have “maximum flexibility to make budget cuts” for the upcoming school year. [AP]
- Murderous CIA psychopath Raymond Davis appeared in Pakistani court today, where he was “handed documents that detailed the case against him.” Davis will be formally charged (with murder/trying to provoke a nuclear war) on March 3. [CNN]
April 20, 2014
Wisconsin Assembly Votes To End Collective Bargaining
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