Video: Megyn Kelly Covers Union Intimidation Against Wisconsin Businesses (Updated with more videos)

As I reported, yesterday, at least some of the union “strong arm” tactics against businesses in Wisconsin are backfiring,  and the extortionists have scattered like vermin when the light’s turned on – not answering their phones, not returning emails, nowhere to be found…

It turns out their little intimidation tactics may not be -strictly speaking–legal:


The MacIver Institute analyzes the potential impact of the Union boycott threats on the economy in Wisconsin.


And via JayAyS on Twitter,  tis herself, Ms. Dawn Bobo, (whose business has quadrupled since the intimidation began) being interviewed by Stuart Varney:


Union Bullying of Wis. Businesses Backfiring

Wis. Unions Bully Local Businesses With Ultimatum


Video: Powerful New Prosser Ad May Be A Game-Changer

John Nolte at Big Government writes:

As is the case with any important election, events are happening fast as we approach the final weekend prior to the crucial Tuesday April 5 vote that will ultimately decide the future of Wisconsin for a generation to come. In one corner, you have sitting State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, a reliable 4-to3 tie-breaking vote in favor of judicial restraint. In the other corner, Joanne Kloppenburg, a die-hard lefty with zero judicial experience who has all but promised the state’s thuggish public unions that she will be their firewall in stopping Governor Walker’s reforms via judicial fiat.

We all know Democrats and public unions plays dirty. That’s not the question. The question is only how dirty, and in their bid to get Kloppenburg on the court, they played it as dirty as anyone can — going so far as to exploit a victim of sexual abuse.

You can watch the offensive ad at Big Government.

Now the victim speaks out in an ad for Justice Prosser:

Video via Breitbart TV.

UPDATE: Merryfield’s more in depth statement to the media about the ad, here.

I can’t think of anything slimier than accusing someone with enabling pedophilia, knowing it’s a false charge, but doing it anyway for raw political power. This is how Democrats operate. Just when you think they can’t get any lower….they come out and surprise you with something like this.

The Prosser/Kloppenburg  race is much closer than it should be because of such underhanded tactics. Hopefully this ad will help.

A woman who would allow such a vile lie to stand, smearing a good man’s name, while exploiting the victims of a crime a second time, has no business sitting on the bench. All Wisconsinites should know that, whether pro-union, or not.


For TBogg’s readers, who despite this powerful evidence to the contrary, are trying to argue in the comments that Prosser is NAMBLA’s choice:

This is the story on which the Kloppenburg ad is basing its smear:

When Prosser was a district attorney, a Catholic priest was accused of improperly touching two boys in their home — running his hand across their chests, but nothing more. Creepy, yes, but probably not prosecutable. With no more evidence than that to go on, with one witness refusing to testify, and with the family not  keen on sending its young children to the witness stand in a case in which it would be practically impossible to prove a serious crime had been committed, Prosser, with the family’s agreement, declined to file charges. He reported the incident to the diocese and asked that the priest be removed. Long after Prosser was out of office — 14 years, in fact — further accusations against the priest came to light: accusations of which the prosecutor had known, and could have known, nothing. For this, the union-backed Greater Wisconsin Committee accuses him of conspiring to protect pedophiles from justice. That is a shameful libel — even Politifact, generally hostile to Republicans, gave the claim a low rating on its Truth-O-Meter.

Even the boys in the case denounced the ad as the exploitative fraud it is, and one averred that he’d vote for Prosser. But what is the suffering of exploited children when there are union dues on the line?

By the way TBogg readers. I would love to hear your thoughts on the union extortion that’s going on in Wisconsin. Not that it isn’t  fascinating enough to watch people  twist themselves into pretzels defending an obvious smear – I’m morbidly curious about what the lunatic left would say in defense of union bullying of Wisconsin businesses.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and  Doug Ross, and Lonely Conservative, thanks.


Video: Issa Subpoenas ATF to Break Through Its Stonewalling on Project Gunrunner

Via an email from the The Committee On Oversight and Government Reform:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following video explaining today’s subpoena of the Department of Justices’ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for documents related to the highly controversial “Project Gunrunner.”

In the video, Chairman Issa answers the following questions:

  • What are BATF’s “Project Gunrunner” and “Operation Fast and Furious”?
  • Why did you initiate an Oversight Committee Investigation into ATF’s “Project Gunrunner”?
  • Since ATF refused to provide the information you and Senator Grassley requested, what are you doing today?
  • What are the terms of the subpoena you’ve issued to Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson?
  • Did you consult with Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings before issuing the subpoena?
  • What is Ranking Member Cummings’ stance towards the investigation of “Project Gunrunner”?
  • Are you still working with Senator Grassley on the investigation of “Project Gunrunner”?
  • Do you expect the State Department will comply with your request for information on its involvement with “Project Gunrunner”?
  • Do you have a message for the families affected by “Project Gunrunner”?




New Tone Nominees For March 26- April 1

The left loves to blast conservatives for their “vitriolic discourse”, yet often fail spectacularly to maintain basic civility in their own discourse.   The New Tone Award is reserved for liberal notables who wallow in this hypocrisy.

Soros-Funded Media Matters Declares “Guerilla War” on Fox News…

The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel.

Anthony Weiner insults Iowa Tea Party on Twitter:

@RepWeiner:  Perhaps the best thing of the week. The Iowa tea posse stops brushing their tooth long enough to boo me. #ilovehowcrazyimakethem

Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin a Vagina Again – This Time Beginning With a ‘C’

According to the Dallas Voice, this happened on Sunday while Maher was “performing” at the Winspear Opera House (photo courtesy Reuters):

It’s that fearlessness — he acknowledged that some people would probably be uncomfortable with some of his remarks about religion, not to mention calling Sarah Palin a “cunt” (“there’s just no other word for her”).

Ed Schultz: ‘Are You With The Terrorists, Or Are You With The President Of The United States?’

Republicans are attacking the Commander-in-Chief during a time of war! . . . There should be no debate: we ought to be kicking [Gaddafi’s] ass . . . Whose side are you on? Are you with the terrorists, Sarah, or are you with the President of the United States? . . . And I have to ask the question tonight: where is the patriotism from all of these war-hawks? Where’s the patriotism of the Republican party? . . . What about being a patriot?

(more pathetic than uncivil).
Now, in all fairness, I had been warned about this because if anything can be compared to your 88-year-old Republican mother who raised you Catholic explaining to you how her bird masturbates, I don’t know what’s more disturbing. In my personal opinion, she sort of did what he does with his arms, except she had trouble with the word. She’s like, oh Stephy, what’s the word, masturbate. I was like, oh, I know, wow.

In this universe of unreason, two plus two can equal anything you want and heaven is not only real but anything you want it to be. At age four, the inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality is charming. Among American adults, widespread identification with the mind of a preschooler is scary.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer was caught on tape Tuesday instructing his Democratic colleagues on how to spin the media with regard to “extreme” Republicans and their budget cuts. “I always use extreme…That is what the caucus instructed me to use,” Schumer blurted.

There’s semantic nonsense, really, about regime change, because the fact is it’s almost as if the phrase, regime change, has been tainted by the big, greasy paws of Dick Cheney.

Barney Frank: Bachmann ‘Cuckoo’, Tea Party Doesn’t Understand Constitution

“as with Congresswoman Bachmann and some others – when you’re talking about people who sometimes inhabit cloud cuckoo land and in cloud cuckoo land, yeah that could be the case.” Frank also said “the Republicans are so frightened by the Tea Party, that their leadership has backed away from an effort to compromise.”


“The thing that sticks in my mind, I guess, more than anything else — and this is something that has happened. My wife teaches first grade. This past week, one of the kids in her class, a little first grader’s dad is getting sent to Afghanistan. And he was really sad. And she said, ‘Eell, you know, your dad is doing something really good. He’s going to a country where people there are trying to take away the freedoms of other people there, keep them from living a good life. So he’s leaving to do something good.’ And one of the little girls in class just on her own — and this has never been talked about in class, because my wife doesn’t do that — said, ‘It’s kind of like Mr. Cheatham, he left to make our schools better.’ And when I heard that, that gave me a reason —”

(transcript via The Blaze).

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