You want to know how the legislative standoff in Wisconsin ends?

March 5th, 2011

State Senator Julie Lassa who is six months pregnant agrees to come in, buy viagra search but then she forces police officers to carry her kicking and screaming in handcuffs into the Senate chamber.

The Republicans get their quorum and the Democrats get to show the nation a heroic pregnant woman being martyred by jackbooted Republican thugs in the defense of middle-class working families.

Think of it as the world’s first pregnant pyrrhic victory.

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  • 1. Dan  |  March 6th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Seem astrange that there has been very little, if any , mention of the families involeved. Lassa has 2 other kids plus, I guess anothe ron the way.
    If I was in Lassa’s shoes, i would rather resign than deal with being away from my kids and with another one ont he way, it really is shamefull what she is doing.
    This also goes for any male sen. who has school aged children. How dare they make their wife do all the work in the house while they party on in Illinois.
    So to Lassa and any male sen. that has schooled aged children, you are putting politics ahead of family. What a pathetic bunch of politicians.

  • 2. John Foust  |  March 6th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    People put their jobs ahead of their kids all the time.

  • 3. Dan  |  March 7th, 2011 at 12:16 am

    And do you support this John? Do you support Lassa spending so much time from her kids and husband.
    Do you support husbands being away from their families and kids?

  • 4. John Foust  |  March 7th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    You mean, like when someone decides to join the Army or the National Guard, and gets sent away for months at a time? You don’t support our troops, do you?

  • 5. Dan  |  March 7th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Umm, John, your idiocy is freightening.
    To compare National Guard troops to sleazy politicans is just amazing.
    But let me explain it in simple terms you may understand.
    When you sign up for the National Guard, there are no gurantees you will stay in state. There is a chance you may be called up- it’s in the contract. But if there deployments, there is time for you to make arrangements. You also have a large support network that is built in.
    With the Democrat runaways, this was not part of the deal- running away from your families and staying away. It’s not their job description to run away. This has created an unfair burden on the family, especially the children.
    I do hope, John, you understand this simple concept.

  • 6. John Foust  |  March 7th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Frightening? Who said Lassa was “sleazy”?

    Lassa made a choice, too. Maybe she has a support network. Why do you get to judge her family situation? Are you doing this on the basis of facts or imagination?

    I don’t think you’d need to look very far to find people who are unhappy with the burden of raising the kids while their spouse is on duty far away.

    “Think of the children” is an amusing GOP response to the Fleeing 14. Go for it, let’s see how well it works for you.

  • 7. Elliot  |  March 7th, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Hi guys, let’s tone down the animosity. The phrase “your idiocy” crosses the line between the personal and the political for me.

    I understand the strong feelings. I’ve had to stop visiting Facebook and Twitter because I’ve been on the verge of ending long-standing friendships. But because of the passions, I think it’s even more important that we try to be civil to each other.

    Thanks!

  • 8. John Foust  |  March 7th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Every other day I think Facebook is evil and I should remove myself from it, and I’ve avoided 99% of the sort of battles you mention. Start a thread on that, please!

  • 9. John Foust  |  March 7th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Uh oh, Elliot. Time to go after Big Fitz for uncivil language. I sense another WisGOP temper tantrum! What’ll it be this time? Lower-quality toilet paper for Dems?

  • 10. Dan  |  March 7th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I forgot to add, John, that women in the National Guard who are 7 months pregnant don’t get shipped overseas. But if you know of some one who has, please let us know so we can let the Guard know how unpleasant that is.
    I get to judge her personal life because she put it out there for all of us to see. She did it at election time.
    If she didn’t want to be judged then she needs a new profession.

  • 11. John Foust  |  March 7th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Well, Dan, if you want to believe all those Army wives are happy and content, then why not imagine that Julie’s husband is, too?

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