Sometimes ago, when I was a child we had this family Doctor
that time to time wrote school passes when it was needed. Of course that stopped
when I graduated from graduate school. Yes I milked that as far as I could.
However I always had a good reasons for the Docs note, examples such as having
hangover, dog eating my homework, or
just being lazy. But I never ever, ever stooped this low. Going to political
rally and skipping work like that is not bad enough, to top it of getting a
fake Doctors note? How low the left are getting? I am beside myself reading the
followings; I just can’t believe my eyes…..
‘Fake’ Sick Notes
Given to Wis. Protesters as Sides Face Off Over Anti-Union Bill
February 19, 2011
As thousands of protesters on both sides of an epic budget standoff in Wisconsin faced off
Saturday at the Capitol, alleged doctors were handing out ‘fake’ sick notes to
protesters — allowing them to call in sick while the budget impasse continues.
FOX News’ Mike Tobin reports that according to protesters, both on the pro-Governor and
anti-union sides, they obtained the notes from alleged doctors standing on
street corners handing them out to whomever asked.
They added that doctors did not examine or inquire about their current health condition before
passing the notes away. Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker gathered on the east side of the Capitol, surrounded by a
much larger group of pro-labor demonstrators who since Tuesday have filled the
Capitol with chanting, drum-beats and anti-Walker slogans. Walker has proposed
requiring government workers to contribute more to their health care and
pension costs and largely eliminating their collective bargaining rights. He
insisted there was no room for compromise. Pro-labor groups
chanted, “Kill the bill,” while supporters of Walker shouted back,
“Pass the bill.” Police separated both sides.
Saturday’s line-up included a rally organized by Tea Party Patriots, the movement’s
largest umbrella group, and Americans for Prosperity. Their supporters carried
signs with a fresh set of messages: “Your Gravy Train Is Over . . .
Welcome to the Recession” and “Sorry, we’re late Scott. We work for a
“We did have an election and Scott Walker won,” said Deborah Arndt, 53, of Sheboygan
Falls. “I think our governor will stand strong. I have faith in him.”
Arndt and the other conservative backers of Walker had their faith rewarded shortly before
the start of the noon rally, when Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald
reaffirmed that Republicans — who took control of both the state Senate and
Assembly in November — have the votes needed pass the measure.
“The bill is not negotiable,” Fitzgerald said inside a heavily guarded Senate parlor at
the Capitol. “The bill will pass as is.”
Fitzgerald said the Senate is ready to act on the so-called “budget repair” bill just
as up as soon as 14 Senate Democrats who fled the state on Thursday and remain
in hiding return to the Statehouse. The missing Democrats have threatened to
stay away for weeks unless Walker agrees to negotiate.
As many as 70,000 people were expected to attend the dueling rallies Saturday in the wake of a
budget showdown that has captured national attention and paralyzed the state.
As many as 40,000 people, including teachers, students, firefighters and prison guards, swarmed the Capitol on Friday,
raising the noise in its rotunda to earsplitting levels. The crowds have been loud but peaceful. Police reported just nine citations for minor offenses
as of Friday. Schools throughout the state have closed this week after teachers called in sick,
including in the state’s largest district, in Milwaukee.
No stranger to political unrest, Madison has seen activists take to the streets to protest the
Vietnam war, support civil rights and oppose cuts in social services. Riots ensued
15 years ago when police clamped down on an annual block party that began as an
anti-war protest in 1969. Some say this week’s rallies are unmatched in their sustained, impassioned energy —
bolstered by Senate Democrats who fled the state to delay action on Walker’s
proposal and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks if calls for negotiation go
unheeded. State troopers were sent to retrieve the Democratic minority leader
from his home Friday, but their knocks went unanswered. “That’s jaw-dropping. This is uncharted,” said Mordecai Lee, a UW-Milwaukee
political scientist and former state lawmaker who said he’s been reminded this
week of when motorcycle riders’ protest of a helmet law in the late 1970s
persuaded legislators to overturn the measure.
Democrats who stayed in Madison on Friday scored their own victory, forcing the state
Assembly to adjourn until at least Tuesday without taking a vote on Walker’s
bill. Republicans, however, have more than enough votes to pass the measure
once the Legislature can convene. Tea Party activists angry with the Democratic senators who fled the state are exploring
the possibility of recalling at least two of them. Northwoods Patriots leader Kim Simac, of Eagle River, says the Tea Party group will meet
Sunday to discuss recalling Sen. Jim Holperin after they return from Madison
where they planned to rally at the Capitol Saturday.
Simac, a small business owner, says “it’s embarrassing for the state of Wisconsin”
that half of the Senate has “gone AWOL.” Tea Party member Dan Hunt
says a similar effort is under way in Kenosha where an exploratory committee
will consider recalling Sen. Robert Wirch. The Capital Times
says a recall effort would require the exploratory committees to collect 15,000
to 20,000 petition signatures. Sarah Palin weighed in with a Friday night posting on her Facebook page that urged “union
brothers and sisters” not to ask taxpayers to support “unsustainable
benefits packages.” “Real solidarity means everyone being willing to sacrifice and carry our share of the
burden,” Palin said in her post, which did not indicate whether she would
join conservatives in Madison this weekend.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
- Thousands of protesters surround Wis. Capitol (cbsnews.com)
- Thousands of protesters surround Wisconsin Capitol – Chicago Sun-Times (news.google.com)
- Thousands of Protesters Surround Wisconsin Capitol (time.com)
- Tea Party Stages Counter-Rally in Madison (abcnews.go.com)
- Raucous Protests Expected in Wisconsin (foxnews.com)