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Monday, October 14, 2019

Jimmy Anderson is an elected member of the Wisconsin State legislature. He is paralyzed from the chest down. The republican leadership has a habit of calling meetings late in the evening with as little as 15 minutes notice. Current rules require legislators to be there in person to vote or participate in debate. Mr Anderson asked for a minor accomadation under the ADA to be allowed to call in to meetings when he is unable to be there in person. Being paralyzed from the chest down it is completely unreasonable to demand he be able to get to the legislature in 15 minutes. He has to give notice to his transportation company and needs help getting ready. The republicans said no. Anderson filed a complaint. The republicans said ok, but only with other rule changes too. Like allowing unlimited veto override votes instead of one try. Other rule changes include requiring legislators who will be calling in to give 2 hour advance notice which is often before the meetings are scheduled. ESP?

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Never waste a good discrimination event GOP.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-10-14 03:10 PM | Reply

These ------ are depriving voters of representation.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-10-14 03:56 PM | Reply

Just another effort by Speaker Vos to trying to marginalize Governor Evers.

#3 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2019-10-15 07:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The republicans said ok, but only with other rule changes too. Like allowing unlimited veto override votes instead of one try."

Incredible. I'm not saying that Anderson didn't deserve accommodation but unlimited overrides as a compromise? And the Democrats went along with that? For one legislator? That's criminally shortsighted.

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-10-15 09:25 AM | Reply

"The republicans said ok, but only with other rule changes too. Like allowing unlimited veto override votes instead of one try."
Incredible. I'm not saying that Anderson didn't deserve accommodation but unlimited overrides as a compromise? And the Democrats went along with that? For one legislator? That's criminally shortsighted.

#4 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE AT 2019-10-15 09:25 AM | REPLY

It's a poison pill so the bill can't possibly pass and then the republicans will say they offered to accommodate him but the Democrats refused

#5 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-10-15 10:44 AM | Reply

"It's a poison pill so the bill can't possibly pass and then the republicans will say they offered to accommodate him but the Democrats refused"

He still has a right to reasonable accommodation though. Do the courts have any jurisdiction over how legislatures operate? Certainly sounds like an ADA violation. Or at least it would be in the real world.

#6 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-10-15 06:56 PM | Reply

And the Democrats went along with that? For one legislator? That's criminally shortsighted.

They actually didn't. They all voted against it because of the poison pills. It passed anyway because the legislature is gerrymandered to all hell.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-16 12:13 PM | Reply

Even Rep. Anderson, the guy requesting the accommodation, voted against it.

Wisconsin Republicans are shameless and disgusting. It's a truly embarrassing place to live, politically speaking.

#8 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-16 12:14 PM | Reply

Damn! Wis. Voters are OK with being blackmailed?

#9 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-10-16 12:32 PM | Reply

#9 No. Wisconsin voters have no power because gerrymandering took it away.

#10 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-16 12:50 PM | Reply

"#9 No. Wisconsin voters have no power because gerrymandering took it away.

#10 | POSTED BY JOE "

A poor carpenter blames his tools.

#11 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-16 12:56 PM | Reply

A poor carpenter blames his tools.

#11 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-10-16 12:56 PM | REPLY

A republican takes away the carpenter's tools then blames the carpenter

#12 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-10-16 01:21 PM | Reply

"A republican takes away the carpenter's tools then blames the carpenter

POSTED BY HATTER5183 "

And the democrat allows it to happen every two years election after election after election after election after election judging by their whining whenever they lose.

I sure wouldn't want to vote for anyone so stupid they consistently get hornswaggled by those wascally Wepublicans every election.

Y'all sound like someone whose house gets broken into all the time, but doesn't take action to install a security system or locks on the door.

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-16 01:26 PM | Reply

A poor carpenter blames his tools.

Please explain how this is analogous to a party being gerrymandered out of power.

In 2018 Wisconsin Democrats got 54% of the statewide Assembly votes but were only awarded 36% of the Assembly seats due to a map drawn by lawyers who were paid taxpayer money by Republicans to create the most brutally partisan map possible. Please explain who the poor carpenter is in this situation and what tools they are blaming.

#14 | Posted by JOE at 2019-10-16 01:42 PM | Reply

Y'all sound like someone whose house gets broken into all the time, but doesn't take action to install a security system or locks on the door.

#13 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-10-16 01:26 PM | REPLY |

Y'all sound like someone who drives an armored vehicle through the front wall of a home and thinks a better deadbolt would have stopped it

#15 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-10-16 01:45 PM | Reply

"Y'all sound like someone who drives an armored vehicle through the front wall of a home and thinks a better deadbolt would have stopped it

#15 | POSTED BY HATTER5183 AT 2019-10-16 01:45 PM |"

We've gone full circle and are back to 'a poor carpenter blames his tools'.

#16 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-16 01:58 PM | Reply

"The republicans said ok, but only with other rule changes too. Like allowing unlimited veto override votes instead of one try. Other rule changes include requiring legislators who will be calling in to give 2 hour advance notice which is often before the meetings are scheduled. "

None of these amount to reasonable accommodation for Mr. Anderson under the ADA.
It seems like the Republican party themselves is claiming to have a disability.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-16 02:24 PM | Reply

#9 No. Wisconsin voters have no power because gerrymandering took it away.
#10 | POSTED BY JOE

A poor carpenter blames his tools.
#11 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

^
"Republican values have literally boiled down to pwning liberals"
POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK
drudge.com

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-16 02:26 PM | Reply

""Republican values have literally boiled down to pwning liberals"
POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK drudge.com

POSTED BY SNOOFY "

LOL. Apparently "pwning liberals" is so easy I can do it without intending to or even knowing I'm doing it.

What snowflakes.

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-16 02:29 PM | Reply

"LOL. Apparently "pwning liberals" is so easy I can do it without intending to or even knowing I'm doing it."

^
Indeed, this is the very concept the meme conveys.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-16 02:35 PM | Reply

"What snowflakes."

This, in addition to name-calling, also embodies the precept contained in the meme.

Strong work, Goatman.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-16 02:35 PM | Reply

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