Saturday, March 19, 2011

Breaking U S Missiles Fired

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Local Teachers’ Union Forces Out President | Try 2 Focus

Local Teachers’ Union Forces Out President | Try 2 Focus

Posted on March 18, 2011 by brvanlanen| Leave a comment
The President of the West De Pere Education Association resigned this week in the face of a “no confidence” vote. In forcing this one has to wonder if it was the Executive Committee of the Association acting alone or on behalf of the majority of teachers in the district. Here’s a copy of the letter he sent to union members.

March 15, 2011
Dear Fellow WDPEA Members,
I wanted to write to each of you personally and as soon as possible to let you know that I am no longer the President of the WDPEA. I also wanted you to explain how this came to be."
Late in the school day yesterday, I was approached by a member of the executive committee to tell me that the WDPEA Executive Committee was exploring a move toward a vote of “No Confidence” in my ability to lead our association as President. With the parliamentary procedures set in place by association bylaws I proffered my resignation. I know that there are some teachers in our district that are highly emotional, irrational, and full of anger about all that is happening in our state regarding the Budget Repair Bill. I have worked hard to communicate everything that all of you have needed to know in order to decide for yourselves where you stand, to express yourselves if you wished to, and to know where to seek out more information. When I agreed to be your Union President, it was because I felt strongly about taking care of all of our teachers and being a professional, wise, and respected voice in negotiating, especially for the young teachers. In trying to remain as professional and objective as possible, I did not agree to or endorse local demonstrations or marching on the Capitol.

Those who know me well understand the principles I have stood for my entire life. I have dedicated my life (and risked it, many times) to secure the freedoms of the citizens of this country and I strongly believe in the democratic process. It is not my way to spout hateful rhetoric or make a foolish scene at our state capitol. If that is what you elected me for, you were mistaken. I do not wholeheartedly agree with the manner in which the legislative actions in Madison were choreographed and as a result I have written professional letters to our Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Representatives to let them know of my concerns.

I have followed the events in Madison very closely and learned a great deal about WEAC when I discovered that two days into this, they capitulated on the notion of making us pay 12% for our benefits and 5.8% of our pensions without trying to negotiate lower percentages for us. WEAC stated that all they wanted was to retain “collective bargaining rights”. Educate yourselves about whose best interests are truly being served by continuing the current process of “collective bargaining.” WEAC wants to continue to make it mandatory that we pay our union dues – this has always been about the union’s money, not teacher’s “rights”. In order to negotiate salaries and benefits, we are going to be successful only if we are professional, committed to our profession, and reasonable about the conditions of our employment. Aside from those that are trying to sway you in an emotional and political direction, we are employed by the citizens of West DePere School District. We are paid to provide an excellent education to their children, and these citizens are hurting from the beleaguered economy, perhaps even more so than we have been until now. We need to keep this in mind, as we proceed.

I arranged to have the meeting on Monday after school with our superintendent, John Zegers, to try to make sure we at West DePere were able to achieve the best outcome for ourselves in the upcoming contract negotiations. We are not in the same financial situation as some of these other schools, and Mr. Zegers has been and continues to be very, very open about wanting to work with us. He has recognized over and over that we have excellent teachers in our district, and has no plans for sweeping changes in personnel. In contrast, the Green Bay and East DePere teachers gave up pay increases and other stipulations and made the decision to lose these points in order to preserve their mandate to the union which includes dues for the next two years. They did not take the time to analyze their situation and their options thoroughly. As a group of individuals who daily encourage our students to make sound decisions based on fact and reason, I urge you to proceed rationally. (How do you say no contract is a better than a bad contract—tactfully??)

As of today, Brenda May is your Union President. She is an intelligent person with great common sense, and will do a fine job for you if you let her. We have the ability to come through this much better than other teachers in our area if we retain our open minds (“Don’t leave your mind so open that your brain falls out”—William F. Bennett) and think for ourselves.

Thank you to those of you who have maintained a cool head, common sense, and professional composure throughout these past weeks.
Stu Betts

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Northwoods Web Site

The Northwoods River News is now up and running. From the people at the Lakeland  Times and Rhinelander Daily News.

Walker Communications LLC

Union Thuggery On Parade In Mad Town

How far will the unions take this, obviously as far as they want. 

I stand with Ann and Meade.

Althouse: Union thuggery against Althouse and Meade: 
"We will hang up wanted posters of you everywhere you like to go.":
"March 17, 2011
Union thuggery against Althouse and Meade: 'We will hang up wanted posters of you everywhere you like to go.'
'We will picket on public property as close to your house as we can every day. We will harrass the ever loving shit out of you all the time. Campus is OCCUPIED. State street is OCCUPIED. The Square is OCCUPIED. Vilas, Schenk's Corners, Atwood, Willy Street – Occupied, Occupied, Occupied, Occupied. Did you really think it was all about the Capitol?"

G Bay Teachers Boycott Businesses

Maybe businesses should boycott union members. Just don't accept their business. Tell them to shop somewhere else.

From the Green Bay Press
Green Bay teachers union urges support of pro-union businesses
5:58 AM, Mar. 17, 2011

The union representing teachers in the Green BaySchool District is encouraging members to support of pro-union businesses.

The Green Bay Education Association is encouraging members to sign checks or sign credit card receipts with "Union paid," or "Paid by a union member."

It's all in an effort to showcase the impact unions and their members have on the local economy, association president Toni Lardinois said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Anti Walker Web Site With Boycott List and Form Letter

You can go to it but  you not need to waste your time.

Scott Walker Watch

They even give the lefty dems a form letter on the boycott. I now understand how ignorant these dems really are. They couldn't get out of a wet paper bag without the unions tearing it open for them!

Poor devils.

What Would The Dems Do? Screw Republicans, And You Know It Budget Blog: 
Fitzgerald, Ellis say Republicans dropping fines, other measures for Dems

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (left) and President Mike Ellis said this afternoon they are dropping the $100 fines levied against Dems for leaving the state and are working to allow their votes to count again in committee.

Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, sent his caucus an e-mail yesterday that Dems remain in contempt of the Senate for ignoring quorum calls during their absence. Fitzgerald said Dems can signal their support or opposition in committee, but those votes would not be officially recorded."

I am disappointed in Fitz and Ellis on this move. What the heck was the November election all about? Buck up and don't back down!

Why buckle? Fine them, they left the state, follow the rules, they left the state. Why knuckle under to people who will screw you any chance they will get in the future.Jim Holperin is my state senator, why are you giving him a pass on him leaving the state and disfranchise my vote. 

Fitz, this will come back to bite you and it won't be pretty!

Would the dems let you back in? Never! They would play with you for years and you and Ellis know it! This smells of a RINO move and I am not happy!

Merrill Police In The Pocket Of The Unions?

From the Wausau Daily Herald.

Merrill police investigate destruction recall petition for state Sen. Jim Holperin
11:56 PM, Mar. 15, 2011

MERRILL -- The Merrill Police Department is investigating whether a woman committed a crime when she destroyed a petition last week at a rally to recall State Sen. Jim Holperin.

Recall Jim Holperin Committee leader Kim Simac told reporters Tuesday at the Lincoln County Courthouse that up to 100 pro-union protesters encircled committee members Thursday in Merrill as they sought signatures for a petition to oust Holperin, D-Conover.

You can read the rest. Either the Merrill police are real incompetent or are in the hip pocket of the unions.

I go with the 2nd choice!

Give The Guy Credit

From the Shawano Leader.

Recall efforts take root in Shawano

By Tiffany Wilbert

Leone Schneidewend, chairperson for the Democratic Party of Shawano County, was on the northwest corner of Division Street and Main Street on Tuesday afternoon collecting signatures to have state Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay, removed from office.

“There are eight Republican senators around Wisconsin that we want removed,” Schneidewend said. “Walker’s next.”

Shawano County Democratic Party leaders and others throughout the Senate district have been gathering signatures since Thursday to have Cowles recalled.

They will need at least 16,000 signatures by the end of April to force a recall election.

A handmade sign noting “Stop the Attack on Workers Rights, Sign a Recall Petition” was next to Schneidewend’s stand to get commuter’s attention.

After about an hour Schneidewend had 10 signatures.

I collect also but for the other side. I wonder if he has right wing, tea party, loose cannon type conservatives yelling, screaming and harassing him?

No, we on the right give him the right to do what he thinks is right.

My opinion, after he gets union members and most residence of Menominee County, he will run out of  willing people to sign. The jig is up, If it wasn't for the unions, the dem party of Shawano County would be 

S O L!

What A Dumb Question From Someone Who Should Know

The School Super asks a single question. A single dumb question from someone who is running a school district. So what's the answer?  

The Daily Press - Ashland, WI > News > 

Ashland School District residents asked to share budget ideas:
Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:42 PM CDT
Ashland Schools Superintendent Keith Hilts outlined the problem in a single sentence.

'How do we offer quality education with less money?' he asked an audience at the Ashland High School library on Tuesday night at a community budget input meeting. At that session, district residents were basically asked to assist the school board with a very difficult task: Keeping the quality of education high at the Ashland School District while lopping off anywhere from $1.4 million to $1.5 million dollars from the 2011-12 school budget."

Answer, don't extend the teachers contracts and save millions! This isn't rocket science!

Oconto County Wage and Personnel Meeting, March 24th

Anyone interested in going?

THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011 – 8:30 A.M.
This is an open meeting of a Standing Committee of the Oconto County Board of
Supervisors. Notice of this meeting was given to the public at least twenty-four hours prior
to the meeting, by forwarding the complete agenda to the newspapers and to all news
media who have requested the same as well as by posting. Copies of the complete agenda
were available for inspection at the Office of the County Clerk and from the County’s
website calendar:
1. Approval of Agenda
2. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting (Enc.)
3. Communications
A. Senator Hanson – FMLA (Enc.)
4. Review/Act on Grievances
A. Closed Session: Contract Negotiations – The Committee May Convene into
Closed Session Pursuant to WI Stat. 19.85 (1) (B) for the Purpose of Considering
Dismissal, Discipline, or Demotion of a Public Employee.
B. Return to Open Session: The Committee May Return to Open Session to Conduct
Legal Business as allowed by WI Stat. 19.85 (2).
C. Teamsters – Discipline
D. Teamsters – Policies Violation #1
E. Teamsters – Policies Violation #2
F. AFSCME Professional – Grievance 2011-1
5. Closed Session: Contract Negotiations – The Committee May Convene Into Closed
Session Pursuant to WI Stat. 19.85 (1) (C) (E) for the Purpose of Developing
Negotiating Strategies for Collective Bargaining.
6. Return to Open Session: The Committee May Return to Open Session to Conduct Legal
Business as allowed by WI Stat. 19.85 (2).
7. Approval of Hiring Authorizations/Position Description
A. Forestry & Parks – LTE (Enc.)
8. Review of Senate Bill 11 (Budget Adjustment Bill)
9. Review of 2011-2013 State Budget Impact on County
10. Discuss Possible Changes to County Personnel Manual
11. Review of Annual Hours Report (Enc.)
12. Review of Administrative Coordinators Annual Report (Enc.)
13. Review of Annual Employee Assistance Program (Enc.)
14. Update on Employee Wellness Committee (Enc.)
15. Review Monthly Health Insurance Claim Data (Enc.)
16. Review Administrative Coordinator 2011 Budget (Enc.)
17. Informational Items Only
18. Set Next Meeting Date
19. Adjournment
“If you are an individual with a disability and need a special accommodation while attending
this meeting, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify the County
Clerk, Kim Pytleski, Oconto County Courthouse (920) 834-6806 at least 24 hours prior to
the meeting in order to make suitable arrangements.” Thank you. (TDD # 920-834-7045)
Courthouse Building “A” Located Corner of Washington St. & Arbutus Ave.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Take Back The 12th

Press confrence by Kim Simac today at 12:00. We all need to stand with Kim and finish this recall for Jim Holperin. 

For Immediate Release
Monday March 14, 2011
Contact: Kim Simac
Phone: 715-479-8784

Press Conference to be held at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Merrill

Senator Holperin Recall Committee to address incidents of
March 13th and complaints being filed.
Destruction of offical government documents, intimidation, threats, and lack of police action will be addressed

Merrill, Wisconsin - Leader Kim Simac and volunteers for the Recall Jim Holperin Committee will hold a press conference tomorrow at 12:00 pm at the Lincoln County Courthouse
This is the location of the conflict between Recall Petition Signers and Union Protesters last Thursday, March 10, 2011.

The petition rally was originally scheduled at a local Merrill restaurant but was reloacated after the proprietors recieved many concerning phone calls and felt they needed to back out. The committee then set up in front of the Lincoln County Courthouse to offer citizens an opportunity to sign their names to the petition. Over 1,000 calls had been sent out the previous day notifying area residents of the petition rally.

Upon arrival, members of the recall committee were encircled by union protesters carrying signs and a leader with a mega phone who began chanting and ranting loudly. They packed in tightly around the petition collection table so as to prevent those attempting to sign from doing so. At one point, a pro union protestor, pretending to be interested in signing the petition, wrote profanity across a partially collected petiton form, than began ripping up the completed petitions that were in close proximity. The policemen that were there, and who were standing in close proximity to these events as they unfolded, did nothing to assist those collecting the petitions as they were being destroyed, despite such an action being a Felony under Wisconsin law. Police also did nothing to clear the walk way for citizens that wanted to sign the petitions. Recall Committee members received many phone calls the following day from Merill area citizens who stated that they showed up to sign the petition, but were too affraid to get out of their vehicles and approach the recall table.

Kim Simac, leader of the recall effort, who has also received numerous personal threats, has now declared that enough is enough. “Tomorrow we beging taking the necessary steps to put a stop to this kind of behavior.” Simac stated. She went on to say: “The people of the 12th District of Wisconsin can not and will not allow this thuggery and bullying to continue. As honorable citizens, I believe we all have an obligation to stand up for the rule of law, which is why I am taking this action."

Information will be released to how the events of Thursday March 10, 2011 are going to be handled and how such threats, intimidation and disorderly behavior is going to be addressed in the future.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Voter Fraud Coming To Wisconsin

The Green Bay Press has a story from Ben Jones about how the unions will work more on upcoming elections.

Union supporters plot transition from street protests to ballot box
9:48 PM, Mar. 12, 2011

The war has begun,” declared a sign clutched by Mark Dickinson, a wastewater treatment plant operator from Wisconsin Rapids.

“We’re losing battles, but if you quit after the first battle, you lose the war,” Dickinson said. “We’re here for the long haul and I think you are going to see people here for a long time.”

And this.

“The future of our state is in the balance,” Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, a Monona Democrat, told the Capitol Square crowd. “I don’t think anybody knew what they were getting in this last election and they’ve asked for a do-over.”

So Miller doesn't like the results and wants a do over. Geez, I didn't see this when Obama was elected. 

First question, where were they last November? Second, this just tells us voter fraud is coming big time and we better be ready to stop it. The media will ignore fraud by union workers and teachers. The media will ignore indoctrination by teachers to their students against republicans. The media will target recalls towards republicans and put democrat recalls on the back page. 

Hey unions leaders, Last November,


Society will be dragged through the gutter and it will not be pretty. The cry baby union thugs will fight till the end. Someone this past week said (paraphrasing) and I'm sorry for not remembering who said it but it sank in. Union leader and their members shouldn't wish too much for what they want, they may not like what they get.