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Postcard from London: Wisconsin on the Thames

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 1, 2011 06:08 AM

Postcard from London: Wisconsin on the Thames by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 LONDON – Big Labor looks the same wherever you go: Petulant, irrational, and wholly aggrieved beyond its means. I’m here on vacation with family as some 750,000 public-sector employees strike in protest over modest pension reform proposals. It’s a taste of […]

Greetings from London: A taste of Wisconsin as public unions prepare to strike

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 28, 2011 06:13 PM

I’m in London on vacation with family, but will be filing my regular Wednesday and Friday columns and blogging when the sloooow Internet connections allow. There’s much tension here as three-quarters of a million public union workers prepare to strike on Thursday. Featured above is one of countless posters littering the streets — I snapped […]

Fiscal sanity triumphs: Wisconsin Supreme Court green lights budget/union reform law

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 14, 2011 06:26 PM

Big Labor mob chants in 3, 2, 1… The Wisconsin Supreme Court has cleared the way for GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair/union reform law — and rebuked a county judge for interfering in the legislative process. Breaking this afternoon from the Wisconsin State Journal: The state Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a Dane County […]

Kloppenburg Concedes

By Doug Powers  •  May 31, 2011 01:21 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Almost two months and around a half million dollar recount later, JoAnne Kloppenburg has conceded: Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg said Tuesday that she was conceding the Supreme Court race to Justice David Prosser, ending what had been a contentious campaign that culminated in a rare statewide recount. Kloppenburg made the […]

Paul Ryan Townhall Meeting Astroturfer: Master of Disguise!

By Doug Powers  •  April 29, 2011 03:37 PM

**Written by Doug Powers If you want to make a few extra bucks, put a Groucho glasses vending machine outside Paul Ryan’s townhalls. Just a hunch. From USA Today: GREENFIELD, Wis. — At the last of four events on Rep. Paul Ryan’s “listening tour” of his district Thursday, he called on a man in the […]

Wisconsin Watch: Partisan calls from…a hospital?; Plus: UW fake sick-note doctors to “face penalties”

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 26, 2011 05:25 PM

Well, how did this happen, hmmm? The Wisconsin GOP reports that Democrats in the Dairy State are “using a fraudulent tactic to harass and intimidate constituents who favor recalling Democrat Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay.” Somehow, calls are being placed in the name of “Bay Care Aurora” — a local hospital — by left-wing […]

Wisconsin School Employee Makes Threatening Phone Call to Business for Selling Gas to GOPer

By Doug Powers  •  April 22, 2011 10:11 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Maybe the caller was only trying to make sure the pumps were clear in case any Wisconsin Senate fleebaggers needed to top off the tank for another escape to Illinois. From WBAY-TV: A Sheboygan gas station owner is baffled after a mystery caller tells a clerk it’s a bad idea to […]

Misdirected Death Threats: The New Civility’s Innocent Victims

By Doug Powers  •  April 19, 2011 04:22 PM


Bombshell in Wisconsin: Supreme Court race swings to conservative Prosser

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 7, 2011 08:13 PM

I’ve been tied up with other work and family matters (here’s my Fox News appearance today talking about Marizela), but you have probably already heard the stunning (though not completely surprising) news that some 7,500 ballots were suddenly discovered today in the key Supreme Court race in Wisconsin. I say not surprising because, as long-time […]

Tea Party Must Tone Down Violent Rhetoric (Also, Lefty Charged for Threatening to Kill Wisconsin GOPers)

By Doug Powers  •  April 1, 2011 11:32 AM

**Written by Doug Powers Will the hard left sentence her to three months at HW & Bubba’s Institute for Civil Discourse for extensive “new civility” re-education, or have a parade in her honor? That was just a rhetorical question, by the way. From the Journal-Sentinel: Madison — A 26-year-old woman was charged Thursday with two […]

Wisconsin Judge Halts Implementation of Collective Bargaining Law

By Doug Powers  •  March 18, 2011 12:38 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Hot off the presses from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Madison — Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi issued a temporary restraining order Friday, barring the publication of a controversial new law that would sharply curtail collective bargaining for public employees. Sumi’s order will prevent Secretary of State Doug La Follette from publishing […]

If Ya Can’t Beat ‘Em, Extort ‘Em

By Doug Powers  •  March 12, 2011 10:33 AM

Nice business ya got there… shame if something were to happen to it…

‘New Civility’ Update: Wisconsin DoJ Investigating Several Death Threats

By Doug Powers  •  March 10, 2011 11:31 AM

**Written by Doug Powers After reading this story I waited for a tsunami of reminders from the left that we’re supposed to be in the age of the “new tone” and this kind of language has no place in modern-day political dialogue, but I haven’t yet heard a single one: MADISON – The State Department […]

Wisconsin GOP Finds Way Around Fleebaggers; Senate Votes to Strip Bargaining Rights for Public Workers

By Doug Powers  •  March 9, 2011 08:44 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of success is just showing up. And if you’re in the Wisconsin Senate, the other 20 percent is having a firm grasp on the rules in order to work around those who don’t show up: MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate […]

AFT: Activate, agitate, Alinsky-ize

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 3, 2011 08:33 AM

A reader sends an organizing alert from the American Federation of Teachers being circulated among public school educators in Wisconsin this week. Who cares about teaching arithmetic or social studies? It’s Alinsky and social justice time! NEW Activist training March 4 & 5 Pyle Center–UW Madison Madison, WI Working with the national AFT, we are […]

Teachers’ Unions 101: “A” is for “agitation”

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 2, 2011 09:21 AM

My column today expounds on my blog post yesterday on the New York State teachers’ union call to “agitate.” Both the New York state and New York city teachers’ unions wields immense power with massive budgets funded with forced member dues. You may have read the exclusive story in the NYPost on the NYC’s United […]

Mob rule video: Unhinged crowd corners Wisconsin GOP senator shouting “F**k you,” “Shame!”; Update: A Fleebagger returns?; Plus: Sen. Grothman speaks; Fleebagger met state Senate GOP leader in Kenosha

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 1, 2011 10:50 PM

Scroll for updates… I got bad chills up and down my spine watching this group of crazed, pro-union Madison thugs gang up on a lone conservative in a public space just trying to do his job. Been there, done that. It’s no fun. Mass. Democrat Rep. Michael Capuano’s words “Get a little bloody” echoed in […]

Graphic of the day: OFA’s Astroturf footprint

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 1, 2011 06:31 PM

Courtesy of Targeted Victory, this is what top-down, Washington-directed narrative-shaping of the Wisconsin showdown looks like. OFA’s Astroturf footprint can’t be whitewashed (click for full-size): The uniformity of the copy of the tweets indicates that these were not spontaneous declarations of support, but rather a calculated and crafted message coming from the leadership of OfA […]

“Educate, collaborate, AGITATE!”: Alinsky’s teacher corps

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 1, 2011 10:49 AM

I’ll get to the above image in the moment. First, a few refreshers. In 2009, I noted that Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals was a featured item on the National Education Association reading list. I reminded you of Weather Underground terrorist and FOO (Friend of Obama) Bill Ayers’ 2006 speech at the World Economic Forum […]

Capitulation: Madison capitol police give in to Big Labor Slumber Party occupiers

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 27, 2011 11:23 PM

Mob rule.

Union civility: Fox-bashing edition

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 27, 2011 10:25 PM

It’s not about the “children.” It’s not about “fairness.” It’s about agitation and community organizing and ginning up hatred against political enemies. For the union radicals in Wisconsin, as I reported in my column on Friday, those enemies include the Koch brothers, the Tea Party movement, minority conservatives, female Republicans, independent citizen journalists…and Fox News. […]

Union Civility: Michigan Edition

By Doug Powers  •  February 27, 2011 10:08 AM

The upper hand

Best tourism video ever: Rockford IL woos Fleebaggers

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 25, 2011 03:58 PM

This is economic stimulus you can believe in! Rockford, IL produced a clever tourism video enticing Fleebagger Democrats to “hide away in Rockford.” Love it! (h/t Sean Hackbarth) Like this:Like Loading…

Stupid lie of the week: Fox News people are hypocritical AFTRA members! Updated

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 25, 2011 01:02 PM

This moronic attack started percolating on the blogs and Twitter over the past week: Fox News hosts and contributors including Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, yours truly, and others are greedy, union-bashing hypocrites who are card-carrying members of AFTRA. Here’s a typical rant: “FOX talking heads are all card carrying union members. Funny, they […]

Hey, hey, outta their way, CWA renting protesters for pay in NJ

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 25, 2011 10:40 AM

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Eager to boost their rent-a-mob numbers, the Communications Workers of America (yes, the same union linked to the attack on FreedomWorks employees) in New Jersey are bribing union members to protest GOP Gov. Chris Christie. Via Newark Star-Ledger h/t Chris Wysocki: There appears to be efforts from unions to […]

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