Victory! Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules In favor Of Scott Walker’s Labor Reforms

This good news come via John Hayward at Human Events(This is what Democracy looks like!):

The Associated Press is reporting that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has overruled Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi, and allowed Republican Governor Scott Walker’s labor reforms to go into effect.

“In a 4-3 decision, the court said Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi overstepped her authority when she said Republican lawmakers violated the state’s opening meetings statutes in the run-up to passage and declared the union rights law void,” the AP reports.

The Wall Street Journal quotes some tough language from the ruling: “One of the courts that we are charged with supervising has usurped the legislative power which the Wisconsin Constitution grants exclusively to the legislature.”

Judge Sumi hardest hit.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald discussed the state budget following  the Supreme Court  ruling:

John Stossel did a great job recently, describing the unholy alliance between the Dems and unions and how collective bargaining benefits the power structure while bankrupting the state:



Panic at the Disco?: Tax Bill Pulled From House Floor

Jamie Dupree reporting on Congress for Cox Radio tweets:

URGENT URGENT URGENT – House Democrats just pulled the rule off the floor for the tax deal – must be short on votes

The House has now moved on to other business while Democrats regroup and try to get the deal back to the floor

Lots of Dems and GOP’ers were saying they would vote no today; not clear if this is temporary trouble or not

At Talking Forex, I’m reading:

This may be no big deal.

Hat tip: Drew at AoSHQ Via Michelle Malkin on Twitter,

And thanks to Rush’s announcement on his show. Okay, back to my baking…


Political Ticker is reporting that Dem leaders pulled the “rule” from the floor because they didn’t know if they had enough votes to bring the bill to the floor.

Before the debate on the tax bill starts, the House first needs to pass the rule on how the debate and votes will go, with a simple majority vote. Because Republicans will all vote against the rule set by Democratic leaders – Pelosi and Democratic leaders need to pass the rule just with Democratic votes.

With so many House Democrats unhappy with the tax bill, many don’t want to even bring it up, so leaders pulled the bill and are “whipping it” according to the Democratic leadership aide – counting to make sure they can even pass the rule.

They hit a snag….GOOD.

See also: Michelle Malkin : Panic: House Dems yank tax deal rule off floor


Rep McCotter (MI) gives his reasons for opposing the bill:

“Amidst our tumultuous Age of Globalization, wherein big government’s restructuring is not merely desirable but inevitable, the sovereign people’s Congressional servants must facilitate the conditions for sustainable economic growth so people can work; and preserve and promote Americans’ economic preeminence in the world.

To accomplish these vital tasks, government must adopt deep and enduring tax relief, and spending, deficit and debt reduction.  These policies are neither novel nor fashionable.  They are necessary.

Therefore, because I oppose raising taxes, increasing deficits and debt, and worsening the entitlement crisis, I fundamentally object to this compromised tax bill’s following provisions:

  1. A permanent tax increase in exchange for a temporary tax reprieve, since any and all tax increases in a recession retard a recovery; and
  1. A raid on Social Security requiring increased federal debt to fund a temporary tax gimmick that will not increase sustainable employment.

Despite its proponents’ best intentions, this bill will not end the suffering of unemployed and economically anxious Americans.  It will prolong it.  For we cannot delay the day of big government’s restructuring; and, in endeavoring to do so, we make the inevitable more painful, more prolonged, and, because it was unnecessary, more deplorable.

Finally, to those Republicans who claim no choice but to vote for a flawed bill now rather than wait three weeks for a better one, I disagree.  Such a view is analogous to General Custer prior to the Battle of the Little Big Horn stating:  “We must strike now before there are more of us.”

Recognizing this folly, it is my sincere hope and goal that, come the 112th Congress, new legislation will be introduced that rectifies this bill’s failings; and commences a lasting American economic renaissance.”

Looking at YOU, Paul Ryan,


MSNBC reports:

Why were the votes not there?
1. The Rule could have passed with GOP support, however, the minority party pretty much always votes against the Rule, because it’s created solely by the leadership of the majority party. It’s considered heresy by minority leadership to vote for the Rule if you’re in the minority party.

2. The main reason why the bill is delayed is that House liberal Democrats wanted more opportunities to publicly display their anger with the compromise.


In other words, they want the opportunity to whine and cry about the bill and have their displeasure recorded for the public record… before they vote for it.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, Buzzworthy, and The Other McCain, thanks!


Photoshop:ManBearPig As Churchill

First of all, as any experienced veteran of internet debates will tell you, according to Godwin’s law, the debate on global warming must be nearly over, and Al Gore has lost, because of this latest outburst in England, so that’s good news…

But the bad news is, he has set himself up as some sort of ‘green’ Winston Churchill, which is beyond disturbing:


TimesOnline reports:

Al Gore invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill yesterday when he urged political leaders to follow the example of Britain’s wartime leader in the battle against climate change.

The former US Vice-President accused governments around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming to avoid taking difficult decisions.

Speaking in Oxford at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment, sponsored by The Times, Mr Gore said: “Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.”

Mr Gore admitted that it was difficult to persuade the public that the threat from climate change was as urgent as that from Hitler.

“The level of awareness and concern among populations has not crossed the threshold where political leaders feel that they must change,” he said. “The only way politicians will act is if awareness raises to a level to make them feel that it’s a necessity.”

Actually, I think that the level of awareness is increasing…but not in the direction Al Gore would like…People are becoming increasingly aware that he’s full of crap, but that ‘s okay, if Cap and Tax passes, he’ll  be too rich to care about it.


Moonbattery also has a good photoshop of “Goracle”.


I couldn’t resist:


The Great Betrayal Of The Tax And Traitors


To fully appreciate the irresponsibility and immorality of these traitors you have to read…. Paul Krugman’s article in The New York Times….What? You thought I was talking about the Republican Cap and Tax 8?

Please! Don’t you know what a huge betrayal to Mother Earth, these nay votes were? I’ll let  Krugman explain:

…212 representatives voted no. A handful of these no votes came from representatives who considered the bill too weak, but most rejected the bill because they rejected the whole notion that we have to do something about greenhouse gases. And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet.

How shall we avenge Gaia!

To fully appreciate the irresponsibility and immorality of climate-change denial, you need to know about the grim turn taken by the latest climate research. The fact is that the planet is changing faster than even pessimists expected: ice caps are shrinking, arid zones spreading, at a terrifying rate. And according to a number of recent studies, catastrophe — a rise in temperature so large as to be almost unthinkable — can no longer be considered a mere possibility. It is, instead, the most likely outcome if we continue along our present course.

So, so grim…so so terrifying!!! We are all going to die! Take those polar ice caps, for example…the pessimists never imagined that even in the Antarctica, ice melts at a hair raising and terrifying rate….in the Spring and Summer. In the Fall and Winter…PHEW! It comes back….because it gets super cold again…but don’t relax….because in a few more months…you guessed it! Ice starts melting again…it’s a friggin’ terrifying nightmare out there.

And those recent studies  he alludes to…were those studies done before or after the suppressed study done by senior research analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency, Alan Carlin? Because his studies purportedly revealed :

EPA’s reliance on out-of-date research, uncritical recycling of United Nations data, and omission of new developments, including a continued decline in global temperatures and a new consensus that future hurricane behavior won’t be different than in the past.

Well tell the MIT researchers that!

…researchers at M.I.T., who were previously predicting a temperature rise of a little more than 4 degrees by the end of this century, are now predicting a rise of more than 9 degrees. Why? Global greenhouse gas emissions are rising faster than expected; some mitigating factors, like absorption of carbon dioxide by the oceans, are turning out to be weaker than hoped; and there’s growing evidence that climate change is self-reinforcing — that, for example, rising temperatures will cause some arctic tundra to defrost, releasing even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Temperature increases on the scale predicted by the M.I.T. researchers and others would create huge disruptions in our lives and our economy. As a recent authoritative U.S. government report points out, by the end of this century New Hampshire may well have the climate of North Carolina today, Illinois may have the climate of East Texas, and across the country extreme, deadly heat waves — the kind that traditionally occur only once in a generation — may become annual or biannual events.

In other words, we’re facing a clear and present danger to our way of life, perhaps even to civilization itself.

Well, that is truly alarming…!

Steven Goddard from Watt’s Up With That? examined the MIT study:

So what has changed since 2003 to cause the scientists at MIT’s “Centre for Global Climate Change” to believe the world is going to boil over this century and send billions of us directly to a toasty demise similar to our featured movie?

Since 2003, global temperatures have been dropping.

Arctic ice extent is at the highest late May levels in the AMSR-E satellite record.

Antarctic ice has broken the record for greatest extent ever recorded.

January, 2008 broke the record for the most snow covered area ever measured in the Northern Hemisphere.

Go ahead and check out the charts and graphs at Watts Up With That if you need a visual aid. Goddard continues:

Given that the observed trends are exactly opposite what the MIT models have predicted, one might have to ask what they have observed since 2003 to more than double their warming estimates, and where their 90% confidence value comes from?

The study, carried out in unprecedented detail, projected that without “rapid and massive action” temperatures worldwide will increase by as much as 7.4C (13.3F) by 2100, from levels seen in 2000.

This study has a strong scent of GIGO (garbage, in garbage out.)


Krugman railed against the “deniers”:

Indeed, if there was a defining moment in Friday’s debate, it was the declaration by Representative Paul Broun of Georgia that climate change is nothing but a “hoax” that has been “perpetrated out of the scientific community.” I’d call this a crazy conspiracy theory, but doing so would actually be unfair to crazy conspiracy theorists. After all, to believe that global warming is a hoax you have to believe in a vast cabal consisting of thousands of scientists — a cabal so powerful that it has managed to create false records on everything from global temperatures to Arctic sea ice.

Yet Mr. Broun’s declaration was met with applause.

Excellent…there’s hope.

You know what the most terrifying thing of all is to the global warming alarmists?

More bad news for the media.

Fifty-four percent (54%) of U.S. voters say the news media make global warming appear worse than it really is.

Only 21% say the media present an accurate picture, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.


Sarah Palin Administers Tongue Lashing On Today Show.


Yesterday, Keefy predicted a trainwreck on the Today Show  with the Sarah Palin and Matt Lauer interview, which aired this morning.  Well, there was no trainwreck  but there was a victim: David Letterman, who received an intense tongue lashing from Palin.

Gateway Pundit thinks the ‘Cuda attack was devastating, and has video.

Hot Air also has the video. Captain Ed thinks that all of the Palin attacks hurt her more than her attackers because it takes her off message and diminishes her. I think he makes a good point. But I think the attacks need to be answered, too.

And I also think that David Letterman has been diminished, as well; profoundly so. Don Surber has more to say about that:

I think David Letterman should realize that this thing is not going away.

Nor should it.

That non-apology apology of his may have amused his mama when he broke the cookie jar in Indianapolis. But he is 62 and real men apologize when they inadvertently ridicule a 14-year-old girl.

His excuse is an eye-roller: He meant her older sister, all of 18, getting knocked up. Oh that explains everything.

His bungling of this incident comes from thinking he is savvy, she is just a hick, and everyone in America hates her.

But when the National Organization for Women dumps on a liberal, he has problems.

Big time.

Letterman is entering Don Imus territory. Broadcast careers can end suddenly.

I agree, when hell froze over, and NOW came out to defend her, it became obvious that he had so seriously crossed a line that even some libs (who are the arbiters of these things, ya know) can’t defend him. You can’t tell me that this little episode hasn’t damaged his credibility and reputation, not so much with his loyal fans,  (like the buffoons in his audience)who  think the jokes are uproariously funny, but the rest of us, who just want to be entertained without being treated to insulting, abusive humor.