Sussex Residents Rally for Recall Signatures

Profanity and chilly temperatures won't keep these picketers indoors.

Wednesday night’s bitterly cold temperatures didn’t stop residents from dusting off their signs, pulling out their clipboards and standing outside  to gather Gov. Scott Walker recall signatures.

Emil Glodoski and Peggy Tennessen were two of the handful of people luring passers-by into the Village Hall parking lot to get people to sign the recall forms. However, not everyone seemed happy with their efforts.

While talking with Glodoski on the sidewalk on Main Street, a pickup truck sped by while the passenger screamed, “(Explicit) you!” out the window.

“God bless them,” Glodoski calmly said in response. As the president of the Board of Trustees, he began packing up his things and making his way toward the library for that evening's board meeting.

Over at the makeshift signing area, Tennessen called out to people walking out of the library in hopes of getting more signatures. In total, the group gathered 100 signatures Tuesday night and about 80 on Wednesday.

The group started luring in residents on Main Street across from  at 3 p.m. and continued well after dark.

“We’ll keep doing this every day – EVERY day until he’s gone,” Tennessen said.

Rick Vodicka November 18, 2011 at 07:29 PM
Look what was just got uncovered with the prison guards...calling in sick for your shift, then coming in and working and getting time and a half??? Really??? You are right, I could have opted to look for a job in the public sector, but chose the private sector instead. Life is about choices...things are tough. I have a good job, but our benefits are getting more expensive every year and wage increases are tight. Businesses can only spend what they take in. They can't go back to their customers and say "we need more money, please pay us more". it doesn't work that way. Shouldn't we expect our government to run its business the same way? Nothing in these discussions has been meant to be personally attacking teachers or anything like that. As a person, its your to go out and negotiate the best deal you can get for yourself, and if you succeed, God Bless. But times change, economies fluctuate, wages and benefits are fluid things. The government's job is to provide the taxpayers the best possible services at the lowest possible cost with the lease amount of interference in our lives. That's my belief anyways.
Barbara Barnes November 18, 2011 at 07:48 PM
Steven, I don't know anyone who supports Scott Walker that is in the 1%. I just know a lot of hardworking families who are tired of paying public sector employees more than the market and their pocket books can bear. Please stop using the "teabagger" word. To call me a sexual reference that describes sucking on testicles is vile and uncalled for. I do expect better from a teacher.
Richard Goesinya November 18, 2011 at 08:21 PM
Steve are the public sector unions not becoming unscrupulous in creating as Mr. Zeidler warned in the late 60's "a powerful second chamber to local municipal government" that is unelected but has the power to control the spending of public tax dollars thru arbitration. A power to suspend the providing of public services for the greater good thru strike. A power that is used increasingly today for their own good extending them beyond the equality levels in the private sector. The progressive tax is an issue with state corporate income tax, a progressive tax I believe is not applicable in the local municipal budget. Municiapalities must keep property taxes low to keep their corporate land attractive and retain jobs. Walkers initiatives are aimed at giving municipalities back the power to control what they and the citizens believe is the greater good for the community unteathered from public unions. Remember the Wisconsin Civil Service Laws that were created durring the term of Bob LaFollette to protect public workers in lieu of having collective bargaining. He just like Mr. Zeidler believed in having workers rights and municipal rights balanced to govern for the greater good of all.
Steven Younk November 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM
First off Richard, public school employees are not permitted to strike by state law. I know of only one instance, and that would of been Hortonville long ago. It never works to strike, and with the exception of a few isolated instances it hasn't happened. Ahhh, I well remember the "protests" which ultimately didn't do much more then pull us apart even further. What they did do, was dismiss the myth that elected officials had our best interests in mind. The private sector is just that, private and self serving, which is their right and privilege. Who but who decides what the 'greater public good is? I remember well the Wisconsin Civil Service Laws to protect workers. However, somehow these workers when asking for a decent wage, decent working conditions etal, were hosed down by the "municipal" police who were controlled by ? But I digress here. Although you cite Mr Zeidlers belief, it would be lax to say that with the division of income between the haves and have less then's becomes the real issue. Yes, there is strength in numbers, and yes the greater good for all is light years away. By playing one against the other is not really working. We shall see what we shall see, but to take away the human right to look out for ones best interests is somewhat sad, and to say its for the good of all, perhaps a bit far fetched. Richard, we are just gonna have to agree to disagree on this one. I do so respect your thoughts however.
Steven Younk November 19, 2011 at 12:55 PM
Barbara, I am sorry you chose to see the term as a sexual reference, that was your interpretation, and surely not the intent. I was in no way aimed at you, but if you feel you are of that political belief, again, that is your right . If you are an educated person, I'd expect more then an assumption of a phrase used by those of that political agenda. I'd expect more of a person, who wishes to partake of a difference in political beliefs. I know quite a few from the l% that support Walker. The Koch brothers come to mind.


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