February 19, 2011

Those legislators in exile...

... where are they staying?

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Are they shacking up with Chicago friends? At what point do they stop looking Wisconsin enough? I see Nancy Pelosi is "very proud of what they're doing." I'm sure that will resonate with the people of Wisconsin who are watching and wondering what side to take.

Here's a blog — The "Badger 14": Escape From Wisconsin — exploring (with some legal sophistication) the idea of impeaching the absent legislators.

14 comments:

DADvocate said...

It's only natural that Pelosi and the Democrats cheer the undermining of democracy. Democrats, putting the "mock" in democracy.

lemondog said...

Quorem busting nothing new:
Quorum-busting: Texans showed how

reader_iam said...

Haven't followed the links yet (I will), but I did just see a report that recall efforts are underway or imminently underway for two of the legislators. Don't know any of the history of how well that sort of thIng plays out in WI.

lemondog said...

Video State Senator Erpenback at 1:00 in Chi hotel room:

...bargining almost sacred as deer hunting....

Wis. Democrats Could Stay Away for Weeks

edutcher said...

Shacking up? Can you imagine a romantic getaway with Pelosi Galore?

And, yes, if a couple are impeached, the Republicans would then constitute a quorum.

"Republic, I like the sound of that word - and I like the sound of impeach almost as much"

Col David Crockett to Col William Barrett Travis, San Antonio de Bexar, February 22, 1836

(with aplogies to James Edward Grant)

PETER V. BELLA said...

Illinois, being a sanctuary state, will embrace the 14 illegal aliens who have crossed our borders.

When they leave- voluntarily or by force- to face the wrath of tyranny and dictatorship in Wisconsin, the warm hearts and small minds of Illinois liberals will go with them.

Too bad the small minded big hearted liberals will not go back with them.

MadisonMan said...

Could an impeachment practically proceed if the majority of the constituents in a Senator's district approved of what the Senator was doing?

I'm not that familiar with the swearing-in statement that Senators make. I wonder exactly how explicit it is in what they swear to do. It was probably written by a lawyer and is full of weasel words.

Real American said...

It's bounty hunter time. Round 'em up and bring 'em back!

mariner said...

I'd go further.

Impeach them, and then bill them the cost of impeachment.

Sue them for the costs, if that's what it takes.

cryptical said...

In case they're looking for something more permanent:

1br - Logan Square Bedroom for Wisconsin Senator

Ut said...

Why impeach them ... they've already resigned? They're not showing up to vote and that's their job.

They are not showing up to vote so as to prevent votes from occurring. They are anarchists.

Jail them for tyranny.

Scott Walker should deputize every single Wisconsin resident to arrest these people wherever they are in America and return them to face justice.

Alex said...

Put em in camps.



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JUST KIDDING! HARDY HAR HAR!!!!

PETER V. BELLA said...

"Are they shacking up with Chicago friends?"

If they are Chicago hookers are very happy.

Real American said...

why can't the GOP just strip out the union busting portion of the fiscal repair bill, and vote on the collective bargaining portion separately? Wouldn't that get around the quorum rule for fiscal bills?