Ohio governor pleads with foes to save him

Wow. This is quite a climbdown for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, as reported by the Columbus Dispatch:

Gov. John Kasich pleaded with organized labor leaders today to compromise on Senate Bill 5 and cancel a fall referendum on the controversial bill that peels back public employee collective bargaining rights.

Kasich said avoiding a fight over state Issue 2 is in “best interest of everyone, including public employee unions.” He asked the unions to “set aside political agendas and past offenses.”

But We Are Ohio, the coalition that is leading the effort to overturn the collective bargaining law, reacted negatively almost immediately.

“They can repeal the entire bill or join us in voting no on Nov. 8,” said spokeswoman Melissa Fazekas….

Senate Democratic leader Capri Cafaro of Hubbard said in a statement:

“The time to negotiate was during the legislative process, not 197 days after Senate Bill 5 was first introduced in the Ohio Senate. Unfortunately, it has taken too long for the governor and GOP leaders to acknowledge they overreached.”

As the Cleveland Plain-Dealer notes, a record 1.3 million signatures were collected to put the repeal question on the ballot, several times the number legally required.

… The hard-charging Kasich, who prides himself on never wilting to outside pressures, especially from media, said he yielded this time to editorials in The Columbus Dispatch and The Plain Dealer that called for the two sides to sit down and talk.

… Kasich says his timing has nothing to do with efforts to repeal the law, or with a recent Quinnipiac poll that shows the measure being defeated by a double-digit margin.

“This is not an effort that is being put forward because we fear we’re going to lose,” Kasich said.

The Quinnipiac poll, released in late July, showed voters favoring a repeal of SB5, 56-to-32-percent — a 24 point margin.

Yeah. It has nothing to do with a fear of losing. Nothing at all.

I see where Kasich is also continuing to press forward with plans to privatize the Ohio Turnpike, a proposal that calls for a 50-year lease of the facility to private companies in return for an estimated $3 billion. The deal could have implications for a proposal here in Georgia to build privately operated toll lanes along I-75 and I-575.

The Ohio project is inspired by the example of neighboring Indiana. But as the Cleveland Plain Dealer notes:

In 2006 Indiana struck a $3.8 billion, 75-year lease for its 151-mile toll road with a foreign consortium. The money has helped fund a 10-year infrastructure project across the Hoosier State. Kasich looks to Indiana as an example to emulate.

But tolls along the Indiana turnpike have more than doubled in just five years, the upkeep of the toll road and its rest stops has been criticized, and the company that leased the turnpike is now in danger of defaulting on the loans used to acquire the Indiana Toll Road, according to the Financial Times.

– Jay Bookman

1,371 comments Add your comment

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2011
6:43 am

Well! I nevah! Clearly, this is all Obama’s fault.

Anyway, I hear from reliable sources that payback can be a real beach.

Oops, where’s my manners. Top of the morning to ya.

Gordon

August 18th, 2011
6:53 am

When you sit in the big chair and have to actually balance the budget, you have to make tough decisions. This is one of them. What are the Ohio Democrats’ plans for balancing the budget?

Meanwhile in Washington, when you sit in the big chair and don’t have to balance the budget, you can check the polls to see what people want and then hand out the candy. And yes, I’m talking about both sides.

Brad Steel

August 18th, 2011
7:00 am

I hope the governor enjoys the irony of having his own union of one castrated and then being personally privatized. Delicious.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2011
7:01 am

This is quite a climbdown

Cool, I’ve been workin’ for the climbdown. (Ha! gitalong, gitalong.)

Privatize profits, socialize loses

August 18th, 2011
7:02 am

When has privatizing of infrustructure led to long-term better conditions and lower fees?

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:02 am

Privatize profits, socialize loses

August 18th, 2011
7:04 am

The great Republican over-reach will grind to an unpleasant (for the Republicans) halt.

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:05 am

Union thugs and Democrats not willing to negotiate. Stand by for the expected violence and intimidation. The country is getting really tired of these thugs.

Jimmy62

August 18th, 2011
7:08 am

Just last week you were talking about how people need to negotiate and compromise, and now you are mocking a guy for wanting to negotiate and compromise. Yes, his motives may be less than pure, but he does want to negotiate and compromise, while the other side absolutely refuses. Funny how your opinion of things changes depending on which political party is involved.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:08 am

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:10 am

And Scott Walker wants to “work together”

And Eric Cantor is asking his members not to push for further cuts to discretionary spending in the wake of the debt limit agreement.

Dare I hope their is movement on the right?

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:10 am

“The country is getting really tired of these thugs.”

Yes, like the thugs who force regulations without debate…those thugs. Citizens of Ohio and Wisconsin are exercising their rights of dissent ion…get over it.

Mr_B

August 18th, 2011
7:13 am

“The country is getting really tired of these thugs.”

Nah… at least some of the TPers in the House will get re-elected.

Privatize profits, socialize loses

August 18th, 2011
7:13 am

Hey “Good Little Liberal” are people really going to side with the powerful and rich?

People are frustrated with the status quo, they are increasingly frustrated at the incompetence of politicians to effectively address the unemployment problem.

WE NEED JOBS PROGRAMS!

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:13 am

Thugs? Oh my?

Do they have great big muscles? Do they wear ski masks?
And facial hair…thugs need lots of scraggly facial hair.
(It’s one of the official rules of Thuggery)

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:15 am

Normal

So you don’t know the difference between legislators and common thugs who riot and intimidate citizens.

That explains a lot.

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:16 am

Privatize profits, socialize loses

Powerful and rich?

Are you actually saying that Democrats aren’t powerful and rich? That Unions aren’t powerful and rich?

THINK!!!

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:17 am

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:17 am

Granny Godzilla

You guys really need to stop supporting violence.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2011
7:19 am

Thugs? Oh my?

GG, just don’t ever call any American politician a “terrorist”, or even acknowledge that some folks might regard them as such, sometimes.

That’s double-plus evil, and worthy of a coupla Drudge Report siren headlines.

Mongo

August 18th, 2011
7:20 am

Get ready for a real (not AstroTurf) backlash!

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:21 am

GLL,
The problem with you is that if people you oppose do legal thing to prevent bad legislation, then they are thugs…Of course, if you agree with them, they are God’s children. And… mass demonstrations are not riots. Get over it. It is your political system working as it should. Sit back and watch what else is going to happen…

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:22 am

Good Little Liberal

And you need to quit being an “athletic” supporter.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:24 am

…and the neat thing about the Ohio recall, is that the whole Bill SP5 can (and will) be repealed. Now that’s democracy!

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:26 am

Normal

Rioting is legal? Busing in groups of thugs to people’e personal homes is legal?

I see more and more support by liberals of this garbage, while you are trying to claim that legeslators are terrorists. I can’t figure out whether you are that dumb or you simply think that other people are.

Mongo

August 18th, 2011
7:26 am

BTW: since Rubes are so hellbent on eliminating pensions and healthcare for government employees, when exactly are they going to end the healthcare and pensions for life that all federal and many state elected politicians enjoy? We’re waiting……

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:27 am

Granny Godzilla

Stop supporting violence. I know it’s what liberals do, but try standing out from the herd.

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2011
7:28 am

Gee, I sure hope GLL can handle all the harsh words. Those thugs can really use some tough ones like, “recall” and other ones that are even more grueling. So harsh and uncompromising a word, recall, isn’t it!

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:29 am

Normal

And I don’t agree with any kind of violence. EVER. But that’s easy being a conservative. We aren’t violent. Liberals will stop at nothing to get their way, and we see what that does to our country.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:30 am

Another neat thing happening, at least for me, is that the States Democratic Party grass roots movements are showing the “Common Enemy” syndrome, organizing and working as one to defeat bad legislation.

The Democratic Party has always acted like a dysfunctional family because they are so diverse. Liberals, Progressives, and conservatives all in one party. It pleases me to no end that they are coming together and doing what is good and correct. My fervent hope is that the National Democrats will catch the bus and, if so, we will overcome AGAIN! Yeah, baby!

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:30 am

TaxPayer

Are you actually saying that Unions aren’t violent? Are you actually saying that if the unions don’t get their way that we shouldn’t expect the violence that they use everytime they don’t get their way? Can we expect the Union thugs to do what they did in Wisconsin?

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:32 am

GLL, Riots? Where in America have there been riots?

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:32 am

Good Little Liberal

Violence? Moi?

Scared of my pocketbook numchucks? The dreaded espadrille stomp?

Don’t make me whip out the HIGH FIBER COOKIES! That’ll get you running.

You really must stop being a dunderhead…..

Aquagirl

August 18th, 2011
7:32 am

So you don’t know the difference between legislators and common thugs who riot and intimidate citizens.

Yeah, the common thugs don’t claim they should be able to keep their $2.2 million in loot because we knew they couldn’t give it back.

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:34 am

Granny Godzilla

If you supopport the groups that use violence , You are just as guilty as they are.

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2011
7:37 am

GLL,

There are violent people and there are non-violent people. Unions, like corporations, are not people though. Also, conservatives of the Republican faith are well known for their defenders of violence so quit pretending that the world conforms to your presentation that “You are violent and I’m not.” You know it is not true or you should at least.

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:39 am

Good Little Liberal

I regularly beat up conservatives….love to hear them squeeeel like a pig.

All us socialist muslim kenyan communist america haters get together to
break into church socials and toss donuts at conservatives or spill coffee on the floor.

OH THE HUMANITY!

Dunderhead.

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:40 am

TaxPayer

When do conservatives defend violence, or better yet, when are conservatives violent?

Liberals are losing at the voting booths, so they do what they do and have violent demonstrations. They did it in Wisconsin and there is no reason to believe that they won’t revert to that in Ohio.

I denounce violence of any kind. Why won’t you?

Bosch

August 18th, 2011
7:40 am

Ha! Yeah so that referendum that was voted in with the GOP is now being reformed?

And on a side note I have had to face a just absolute realization this morning : dogs are truly the grossest animals on Earth.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2011
7:41 am

GLL, this is Jay’s blog and if he is ok with you prattling on about your irrational fears I guess that’s his business, but the topic du jour is not your terror of working people working together to effect change in a representational democracy.

Perhaps you could find a support group somewhere, people who’ve been there and beat back their fears, who live productive and full lives now?

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:42 am

Granny Godzilla

Come on Granny. Denounce violence. This isn’t a joke. This is our country. If Union thugs are bused into Ohio to cause trouble and create violence, will you support that or will you try to devert by trying to make more lame jokes?

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2011
7:42 am

when exactly are they going to end the healthcare and pensions for life that all federal and many state elected politicians enjoy?

For the record, I have always really hated this line of attack, when either side pursues it. Elected officials are called upon to do some of the most important work a person can do, and they not only deserve to be compensated adequately, they should not be even more beholden to their monied backers for post-political employment than they already are.

On that rhetorical point… I guess I’m just not all that receptive to the personal-hypocrisy arguments as some.

I don’t really care, for instance, if Michelle Bachmann’s family benefits from federal subsidies. It’s ok to point out that she does does in order to illustrate how wide-ranging our policy decisions are, but not (necessarily) to *attack* her for it. If something is legally available that is beneficial to you, it’s rather foolish not to leverage that resource, within reason.

Which is why I have similarly little love for those conservatives who nearly always fall back on the “well if you love taxes so much why don’t you willingly weaken your own personal financial situation by voluntarily writing checks to the federal government huh huh HUH?” argument when their backs are against the wall and can’t come up with a rational argument for why taxes shouldn’t be raised.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:42 am

GLL,
Is it OK with you to bomb Abortion Clinics, or shoot abortion doctors in the head in a church? I need to know your definition of what you consider “violence”. Please enlighten me.

Bosch

August 18th, 2011
7:43 am

Mrs. G

Your 7:39 reminded me, we MUST schedule a thuggery training session at our next O of O meeting.

Peadawg

August 18th, 2011
7:44 am

I wonder if Democrats will take their ball and go home like they did in Wisconsin.

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:44 am

stands for decibels

You guys call old people setting in lawn chairs listening to speeches terrorists, but when I point out that Unions consistantly use violence to push their agendas, it’s irrational. The article is about Unions in Ohio. Why do you insist in dictating what others say about that? .

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:45 am

Good Little Liberal

Violence is no joke, finally you get something correct.

You however, claiming liberals support violence IS a joke.

And you are the “punchline”….

Union thugs, WMDS, mental recessions….OH My.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:45 am

God GLL,
Were you beaten up by a Union member one time? Your pathological fear of “Union Thugs” would be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic.

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:46 am

Normal

When was the last abortion clinic bombed? 1997? When was the last union violence? Several times this summer.

TaxPayer

August 18th, 2011
7:46 am

When do conservatives defend violence, or better yet, when are conservatives violent?

I’m going to leave that as a study assignment for you and here’s a little music to listen to while you do your research to help get you in the mood.

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:47 am

Bosch

I understand in Thuggery 201 we get to use cream pies and water balloons.

and the uniforms are sooooo cute!

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:47 am

Normal

So a person needs to be beaten up in order to be against violence?

I find it troubling that so many liberals on here either deny the violence or openly support it.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:48 am

Bosch

August 18th, 2011
7:43 am

Bosch,
Send me an email…I have some super duper anti-conservatives weapons
that will actually penetrate their thick skulls… :)

Mongo

August 18th, 2011
7:48 am

Didn’t say to end healthcare and pensions for elected government workers. I meant that they should be in the same system as every other government employee and they should all have to face the same cuts. What non-elected government job gives you healthcare for life and a nice pension for working as little as 8 years?

Jack

August 18th, 2011
7:49 am

Bookman is a uncompromising man. Just wait ’til he becomes governor…he’ll fix everything.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:50 am

GLL,
And I love the way you do the side step when you can’t answer a simple question. You sir, are truly…no, that would be rude, I’ll use unique instead.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
7:53 am

GLL,
and as for me “openly supporting violence”? Well, I’ll let any of the long time bloggers tell you of my stance on violence, if they care to.

To you I’ll just :roll: and :lol:

Good Little Liberal

August 18th, 2011
7:53 am

I need to go to work, but the responses here were expected. Liberals support violence and that is why it is used by most liberal groups.

You elected a president that has relationships that bombed US building and supported the Manson killings among many other violent acts.

You joke about Union violence and we all know that it will happen as sure as the sun rises.

As long as I am here, I will keep pointing that out. Write Jay, like you always do and see if you can have me removed, the liberal version of the NAZI book burnings: a method of silencing the opposition.

If you don’t like the reality of what you support, then stop supporting it.

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:54 am

Good Little Liberal

I find it disturbing that anything in the previous postings would lead
you to believe that any of us support violence.

We are mocking you…do you get that?

Right Wing Claims Of Union “Thug” Violence Are Becoming Comical

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
7:56 am

Nazis! Book Burning! Manson!

It’s the work of da debbil I tell you!

Manson, really?

Thomas

August 18th, 2011
8:00 am

union thugs, WMDs, mental recessions, Obama’s “economic plan”…. OH My

Normal

August 18th, 2011
8:00 am

I guess that GLL would call Florida Watch Action a bunch of thugs for the grief they are giving Florida’s Governor…

Bosch

August 18th, 2011
8:01 am

GLL

I will personally fluff the pillows on your swooning couch. Better

But just remember YOU projected “lobs support violence” nonsense into the conversation without any evidence from anything anyone had written. You have no point when YOU are the one to just make an unfounded claim- you should expect our mocking you.

Bosch

August 18th, 2011
8:01 am

Make that “libs”

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
8:02 am

Bosch

NOT THE FLUFFY PILLOWS?

The good chintz ones?

Aquagirl

August 18th, 2011
8:03 am

When was the last abortion clinic bombed? 1997?

What rock have you been living under?

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2007/fall/anti-abortion-violence

Also, bombing is sooooooooo 20th century. Arson, or gunning down the doctor in church is far more in vogue.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
8:03 am

NEWS FLASH, GLL BANNED FROM BOOKMAN BLOG! ANOTHER ULTRA RIGHT CONSERVATE MADE A MARYTER…film at eleven…

At least as he sees it…

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2011
8:03 am

The deal could have implications for a proposal here in Georgia to build privately operated toll lanes along I-75 and I-575.

One can hope.

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
8:04 am

I’m still chuckling over “Manson”…..

Bosch

August 18th, 2011
8:06 am

Mrs G

We must must I say reach out to our terrorist enemies. Diplomacy is the key to peace.

Mighty Righty

August 18th, 2011
8:07 am

If the people of Ohio prefer higher taxes that is their business. As far as Quinnipiac polls, they are highly inaccurate and lean to the left in all of their results. I think they have a few of their students stand on the street corner ask passer bys for their opinion.

Bosch

August 18th, 2011
8:07 am

Normal

:lol:

Gotta go put sheets in the dryer- don’t ask

SOUTHERN ATL

August 18th, 2011
8:08 am

The deal could have implications for a proposal here in Georgia to build privately operated toll lanes along I-75 and I-575.

Most Republican governors are in lock step to follow the “same agenda” that favors big business and not the constituents that they were elected to represent. Georgia will continue its uphill battle of no compassion for its citizens when it comes to jobs, education, healthcare and poverty. A dark cloud will hang over America for years to come if some of these policies/laws are not reversed!

Normal

August 18th, 2011
8:09 am

Stands,
I was reading the list of proposed road work and my feeling is I’m going to be in a bottle. There are two arteries, other than 575 to get “to” and “from” in my area, hwy 5 and Bells Ferry road. They are going to rebuild the bridge over Little River on Bells Ferry, disrupting easy access to Canton and beyond and building an exit ramp at 575 just north of Towne Lake exit, plus the toll road work. It looks like a big cork to me.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2011
8:10 am

MR @ 8.07, feel free to cite those statisticians who have reservations about Quinnipiac polling methodology.

Tim Geithner's friend

August 18th, 2011
8:10 am

Unions, masters of the flash mob looting mentality.

Adam

August 18th, 2011
8:13 am

“We will negotiate. This time. Just please please PLEASE take the referendum to repeal our bill off the ballot. THEN we’ll negotiate with you. Yeah, trust us. THIS time.”

Sounds an awful lot like national Republicans too “THIS time we won’t Borrow and Spend, THIS time… look how big of a deal we made out of someone else spending! Surely we mean it…. THIS time…”

Some of these guys really do think people forget their record….

The Leg Lamp is a "major award".....

August 18th, 2011
8:14 am

Adam
August 18th, 2011
8:13 am

“THIS time”

Sort of like Obama’s focus on the economy?

godless heathen

August 18th, 2011
8:18 am

Too bad. No way that public workers should be able to bargain collectively, for the obvious reason that the ones who pay the bills aren’t in on the negotiations.

The Leg Lamp is a "major award".....

August 18th, 2011
8:18 am

Yessiree, Mr President, THIS time you’ll focus on the economy. Check out this video from the Huffington post. Yes, THAT Huffington Post.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/huffington-post-slams-obamas-jobs-promises-with-deja-vu-video-montage/

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 18th, 2011
8:18 am

Union thugs…..

Dang it. We all know that those lazy American workers are just whining about labor conditions. Why bring over a bunch for foreigners and they would jump at the chance to work in these fine conditions.

“It is just work, work faster, work:’ Foreign students on State Department program protest low wages, tough working conditions

Of course the particular poster who whine about thuggery is also the same poster who demanded to meet in a parking lot…. we know who the child thug is and it is GLL.

Thomas

August 18th, 2011
8:19 am

I see where Pres announced his latest home value and economic plan and dubbed it the Day “521 Plan”. Literally rolling out that plan on the greatest greyhound ever made. I am with Maxine Waters on this- a little (or as Anderson Cooper would say wee wee) disappointed.

jt

August 18th, 2011
8:22 am

Oh great………………..now we’re gonna have a bunch of Ohions escaping to Georgia.
.
At least they’re better than New Jersyians……………but not by much.
.
Thanks a pant load Unions.

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 18th, 2011
8:26 am

Every week or so, Jay has a tendancy to throw a bunch of $hit on the wall hoping it will stick…..case in point: the Wisconsin recall election…..that failed!!!

this is no different

Donovan

August 18th, 2011
8:27 am

Enough with the cute little narratives about union thugs and the association of liberals to organized labor. It is what it is. Unions have a track record of violence and bullying the non-labor sector.

They preach hate-management like Islamic madrass mullahs. Who steals through the night to write SCAB on the sides of management cars or intimidates companies for right-to-work hirings or shows up outside CEO homes to harass the families?

We all know what these thugs are capable of doing. They represent the mind-set of unionism. Supported by the Democrap Party, empowered by liberals, and enjoyed by organized crime. Read the news. Look at history books. Don’t play us for fools. You are what you are. THUGS.

Have you figured out why American jobs have been lost to overseas countries yet? Here’s a clue…union looting.

Normal

August 18th, 2011
8:31 am

Donovan,
Are you and GLL related?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 18th, 2011
8:33 am

The WI recall failed? Hmmm…seems there is only a one-seat majority in the WI senate now (down from a 5 seat majority)…and that includes the one Republican Senator who voted AGAINST all the other republicans to stop the Walker union stripping. Why yes, if the Republicans keep having “victories” like that, I am all for it.

real john

August 18th, 2011
8:33 am

So when a US state or the US has a Lehman Brothers kind of moment who are the Dems going to blame then?

I mean can Democrats really just not do simple math. They want to brand Tea Partiers as “terroists” for asking governments to simply spend within their means and formulate a long term budget that is doable. Oh, mercy, these people are so “evil.” The nerve of them.

Dems…we can keep paying union workers crazy benefits and have them leave for 40-50 years on pension plans. People are simply going to keep living longer and longer. How hard is that to understand that we are facing a CERTAIN financial collapse unless major changes are made now. It’s no different than if you had a friend who was a drug addict and you could see their life spinning out of control.

All of you want to complain about the banks and the regulators and the rating agencies for the housing collapse. Well guess what, most of the Repubs and Tea Partiers are trying to prevent the same and much worse event that is coming to this country if we don’t make changes.

How hard is that for you people to understand????

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 18th, 2011
8:34 am

The funniest line of the week……Obama is campaigning as an…..”outsider”……..

Lawdy, Ms Clawdy….you can’t make this stuff up!!

He really believes the average American is that stupid……

Adam

August 18th, 2011
8:34 am

GLL: But that’s easy being a conservative. We aren’t violent.

“We would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas”
“Don’t retreat, reload”
Headline: Man shoots Muslim cab driver in New York city (look that one up and have fun)
Death threats to congressmen

Btu surely, the reason we don’t hear more about the left being violent is because it’s being covered up by the ENTIRE liberal media, right?

Common Sense

August 18th, 2011
8:34 am

And just two weeks ago it seems that people here were demanding compromise.

So now you have a Republican seek it, and then you beat them to a pulp.

Hypocrisy runs deep.

LeahGrrl

August 18th, 2011
8:35 am

Where is this so-called union violence??? The last demo I attended in Westerville, OH, was filled with police officers, firefighters, and teachers marching with well-made and grammatically correct signs, staying on the sidewalk when asked…the most orderly, polite bunch of so-called “thugs” I’ve ever seen!

The Leg Lamp is a “major award”….

August 18th, 2011
8:35 am

Keep Up the Good Fight!
August 18th, 2011
8:33 am

KUTGOOF, I’d love for the US Senate to be 51-49 republicans. Yes, I’d call that margin a success.

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 18th, 2011
8:36 am

Keeper……whether it’s one vote majority or 10 votes, that piece of legislation will not be repealed soon. But…if moral victories make you sleep better at night, hey, go for it….

The Leg Lamp is a “major award”….

August 18th, 2011
8:37 am

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate
August 18th, 2011
8:34 am

Unfortunately, some Americans ARE that stupid. Remember this from 2008?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36×8rTb3jI

Manchurian-Kenyan Candidate

August 18th, 2011
8:37 am

Adam,”………..right?”

You are correct sir, the ENTIRE liberal media

Granny Godzilla

August 18th, 2011
8:37 am

Beat them to a pulp?

Those damn fluffy pillows.

williebkind

August 18th, 2011
8:38 am

Are these recalls from the people of that state or are the recalls from Union thugs outside the state. Are the signatures from residents of the state or a list of signatures of union thugs across the country. I hope the unions prevail! That will make companies move down south in a right to work state. I just hope the companies do not move to China or Mexico.

stands for decibels

August 18th, 2011
8:38 am

Donovan @ 8.27, it’s strange how you fail to note the management-funded violence that’s accompanied virtually every nascent labor organizing effort in this country’s history.

I’m sure that’s an oversight.

Adam

August 18th, 2011
8:38 am

GLL: Death Threats against Pelosi

Glenn Beck: “To the day I die, I am going to be a progressive hunter.”