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  1. candideinnc says

    Now watch the Faux people slander the demonstrators! I hear they have planted their vermin in the crowds to try to discredit the protesters. It will go on and on. These people are despicable!

  2. lincolnlounger says

    Teachers who call in “sick” so that kids miss out on their education, athletic, and extra-curricular activities are the ones who are despicable.

    Elections matter, and the voters clearly stated their preference last November when they swept Republicans into control off the legislature and the Governor’s office.

  3. Jonathan says

    So you agree, lincolnlounger, that based on the results of the 2008 election, we should have had universal health care by May of 2009. Good to have you on board.

  4. Danny says

    @lincolnlounger: so, party of Ken Mehlman, are you? How you like being in bed with those who give it to you in the backside–and not the good way?

    hypocrite.

  5. MajorTom says

    Yes, Lincolnlounger, it’s only a mandate when the Republicans win, right? (Come to think of it, a lot of Republicans have man-dates. They just don’t want anyone to know about it. Least of all their wives)

  6. Mike says

    FOX NEWS and their ilk will be the ruin of this country. They want to destroy the middle class and re-institute indentured servitude. All they care about are themselves. All the anti-gay rhetoric is just a diversionary tactic to their final purpose. I hope people get a clue quickly – or they’ll wake-up one day without health care and be living out their golden years homeless.

  7. John M says

    I love how he says “This is Fox Business!”, it’s almost an admission that some division of Fox lies, but it’s not Fox Business instead of no division of Fox lies.

  8. Mac McNeill says

    I get the feeling the Republicans are trying to do away with the unions and then get the minimum wage lowered so the people, the real people of this country will become virtual slaves because of low income. This is the Republicans and Fox News’ agenda.

  9. Jason (the commenter) says

    Screaming nonsense at a reporter isn’t a very good way to get your message across to a new audience. All the people watching Fox have just had their assumptions about the protesters validated.

    Total fail!

  10. mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com says

    Godwin’s law lives

    “(The Nazi party) must declare war against the Marxist Trades Union, not only as an organization but, above all, as an idea.”

    Adolph Hitler -Mein Kampf

  11. Bill Perdue says

    lincolnlounger is a scab and a piglet.

    —————–

    The response of unions and working people in to anti-worker /anti-union attacks demonstrate three of the central trends that will define US politics for the next decade.

    First, there is no recovery. The Long Depression is deepening under the impact of global warming (1) which, along with market speculators, are driving the price of food and consumer energy up and up. (2) Sharp rises in the cost of food, clothing and energy consumables, the certainty of a new wave of foreclosures of homes and business properties (3) and the financial crises facing forty-five of the fifty states (4) are creating conditions with will radicalize large layers of working people and consumers.

    Second, the federal government, as always in the employ of the rich, is imposing deep cuts in social services and has rejected the idea of aiding the 45 plus states emulating draconian federal austerity measures.

    Obama is leading the way, proposing cuts in home energy for heating and he’s clearly signaled that he’s willing to compromise Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid if the Republicans so much as give him a dirty look or two.

    In big states like California and New York Democrats Brown and Cuomo promise cuts, wage freezes and layoffs and in places like Wisconsin and Arizona state governments are attacking public workers, stripping their benefits and denying them bargaining rights.

    Third, Democrat and Republican efforts to impose these draconian austerity measures on people already reeling under the impact of the current Depression are going to backfire. Big time. So will their efforts to break and bust unions.

    Americans – workers, consumers, unemployed youth, people living in Obamavilles – are absorbing the costs and gains of recent events in Egypt. They’re learning why and how to Walk Like an Egyptian. Today 30,000 workers stormed the Wisconsin state capital carrying signs reading (Republican Governor) “Walker, Mubarak – Bye, Bye”.

    As the feds and state governments ramp up their attacks on unions and impose further austerity measures they’re going to get a big surprise. They have no idea what awaits them. If largely unorganized workers, facing all the power of a militarized, extremely repressive state like Egypt can do what they did, which is far from over, imagine what the sleeping giant of American labor can do when sufficiently provoked.

    Especially with a good leadership. The left has been building unions for decades. We’re connected, we have roots and we’re spoiling for a (political) fight. They’re not ready for things like general strikes. We are.

    (1) ” We’re in the midst of a global food crisis — the second in three years. World food prices hit a record in January, driven by huge increases in the prices of wheat, corn, sugar and oils.” Droughts, Floods and Food, Pau Krugman, New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/07/opinion/07krugman.html

    (2) ” The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in December… . Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment. The gasoline index rose sharply… (and ) The household energy index, which declined in November, increased as well. The index for all items less food and energy also rose in December. ” US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics – http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf
    (3) ” The housing crisis could peak in 2011, as the number of homeowners receiving foreclosure notices climbs about 20%, putting a further drag on prices, according to the latest forecast from RealtyTrac Inc. As high unemployment persists and banks resume seizures after a moratorium to correct paperwork snafus, the market will see a steady increase in volume this year, the tracker of housing data reported. We will peak in foreclosures and probably bottom out in pricing, and that’s what we need to do in order to begin the recovery,” Rick Sharga, RealtyTrac’s senior vice president, said in an interview at Bloomberg News headquarters in New York. “But it’s probably not going to feel good in the process.” http://moneymorning.com/2011/01/13/housing-crisis-could-peak-2011-foreclosures-rise-to-record/

    (4″As governors across the country prepare their budget proposals for the coming year, they continue to face a daunting fiscal challenge. The worst recession since the 1930s has caused the steepest decline in state tax receipts on record. State tax collections, adjusted for inflation, are now 12 percent below pre-recession levels … . To date some 45 states and the District of Columbia are projecting budget shortfalls for fiscal year 2012, which begins July 1, 2011 in most states.” http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=711

  12. TANK says

    LL isn’t a piglet. I am greatly offended when people use pig and piglet to refer to idiots and, in some cases, undesirable sexually “diverse” people. Pigs are a noble and amazing species. PIGS ARE AWESOME! Anyone downing pigs is a swine…er, doouche.

  13. pat says

    I wish our President was as demonstrable in his oppposition to Fox & the Republican Party, but then again, that would take “Leadership”. I have a dream………..

  14. tranquilo says

    @Lincolnlounger. What a hoot. A sudden concern for “education, athletic, and extra-curricular activities”. Those are the very things that the austerity fetishists are cutting. Please.

  15. dvdinorl says

    So many folks here support the idea that elections matter – well if you support that, then you have to support the notion that votes on bills matter too. And from what I understand, the unions just don’t have enough votes to win on this one. If they did, those State Sentors would not have fled from town & their public duty.

    If unions are so great, then why are so many in trouble with under funded pensions, and asking (and getting) exceptions from the health care bill? And if we live in a free country, why do union members HAVE to pay dues that are used for political purposes that are sometimes in disagreement with the member?

    And one more thing, Hate FOX if you like, but someone please show me a media organization that doesn’t have bias – it’s part having a free press. Just understand that the Democrat party loves it when you hate FOX – it keeps you from looking at the real facts, and btw, the Republicans do the same thing w/MSNBC.

  16. Charles says

    Yes, Fox has an agenda – but so does CBS, NBC, ABC, among others. They are all in bed with big corporations and carry out the agenda of these multi-nationals. Whether an extreme conservative view or an extreme liberal view, it’s all window dressing to disguise the network support for the parent companies that pay their salaries. Watch news broadcasts from Free Speech TV, then watch any of the network broadcasts…the difference will be obvious. Free Speech TV and Democracy Now have an apparent leftist agenda, which I don’t always agree with, but at least they are not catering to big business or advertisers.

  17. Like, No. says

    Okay, I personally have a 50/50 opinion of unions. It makes sense to have them in the private sector, but I do support unions in the public sector being abolished. It’s an entitlement fund that cannot be fiscally sustained. And we all know government employees are grossly overpaid and very lazy. I know a couple people who brag about getting paid 100k/year and all they do is play solitaire all day on their computer.

  18. Esteban says

    The main reason for the protests in WI as I understand it is the Republican governor there trying to eliminate collective bargaining based an idealogical reasons but trying to blame unions for budget shortfalls.

    Most public unions there offered to take wages freezes and even pay cuts but that was not pursued.

  19. mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com says

    like, no

    U do know this covers teachers unions, right? How many teachers do you know that get paid 100k a year to sit around and play solitaire?

    Anyway, yes many gov jobs are redundant but that was the purpose. Created to provide jobs and cure the great depression/ prevent another great depression

    Instead of all the tax breaks which create nothing and bailing out rich banksters….the fed gov should have created hundreds of thousands of needless redundant jobs putting people to work and money into circulation on the lower end of the economy. that would have stopped and reversed the current recession

  20. FunMe says

    Fox LIES indeed!

    It doesn’t matter if at the end it was only one person saying the truth, “Fox LIES”. That mantra was being yelled by the majority earlier.

    The fact that the reporter was focusing on that man gave even more visibility to the fact that Fox LIES.

    Living it and Loving It! :-)

  21. CKNJ says

    Everyone KNOWS despite what the GOPigs say (sorry Tank, LOL!), what they really want is to destroy Unions. In turn, the Unions have already agreed to concessions to get the budget crisis under control, but that radical right asswipe governor will not stop until he has destroyed the Unions ability to negotiate. Corporatist filth in the GOP and Flea Party are going to do everything they can to serve their Corporate Masters at the cost of you and I.

  22. says

    A Fox News reporter was heckled by a crowd of Wisconsin protesters who chanted, “tell the truth!” during his entire report on Monday.

    It was the second time that a Fox reporter received a less-than-friendly welcome from the protesters, who are fighting the Republican governor’s attempt to end collective bargaining for Wisconsin’s public sector workers. On Saturday, Fox Business reporter Jeff Flock was nearly drowned out by chants of “Fox lies.” This time, it was Fox News reporter Mike Tobin who received the brunt of the crowd’s animus towards the channel.

    “Shep, you’re going to have to listen above the hecklers as I answer your question,” he told anchor Shepard Smith. The chants persisted through Tobin’s entire exchange with Smith. When he finished his report, Smith said, “Mike Tobin, with not a lie in the bunch,” a reference to the earlier incident.

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