Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hero

As local government officials learn more about Governor Mubarek’s budget disrepair bill, the less they like it, because it ties their hands with respect to negotiating with public employees. The Dells government took matters in its own hands over the … Continue reading

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Anti-Heroes

Constituents e-mailing our local Republican State Senators are getting this response of late: Your message To: [name]@legis.wisconsin.gov Subject: SB 11 was deleted without being read on 2/22/2011 12:02 PM. Calls don’t get any response, either. Their voicemail boxes are full.

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No comment needed …

The transcript of the conversation between Gov. Scott Walker and a caller who he thinks is David Koch needs no further comment, other than to give you the background that the “vested interest” in this case is the bill’s authorization … Continue reading

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Rush is for [w]Rong

The rallies today in Madison were peaceful. Madison police report that no one was arrested, and, outside of a few name-calling matches between the bargaining protesters and the Tea Party adherents, the day was peaceful. Madison police estimate that 60,000 … Continue reading

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Rush is for Riot

If you listen to Faux News, you’d think that Madison was Bahrain. Glenn Beck is throwing around words like “riot” as he explains how the protests in Madison are an integral part of an Islamo-fascist takeover of the world and … Continue reading

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The Tea Party strikes back …

Notwithstanding all the talk on Faux News about how peaceful protest is “mob rule”, the national Tea Party is planning and organizing a counter-rally in Madison tomorrow. If you can be in Madison tomorrow, be there. If not, enjoy the … Continue reading

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The Tea Party made me do it …

The Portage Daily Register published an interview with Representative Fred Clark. Not so the Republicans from the area. As the Daily Register reports: Local citizens have complained about not being able to reach their legislators to comment about the budget … Continue reading

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Unholy Silence

Michael asks an interesting question this morning: “Where are the Catholic bishops now?” The bishops were all over the place when Wisconsin’s Domestic Partnership Act was at issue two years ago, exhorting Catholics to oppose the bill. But, despite a … Continue reading

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Aloha

Hawaii’s legislature approved marriage-equivalent same-sex civil unions yesterday. Now that Republican Governor Linda Lingle, who vetoed the bill last year, is out of office, the bill is expected to be signed into law in about ten days. Aloha.

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All politics is local …

At this point, I don’t suppose that there is anyone in the country who hasn’t heard of the uproar in Wisconsin over Governor Mubarek’s ramrod bill to remove collective bargaining rights from Wisconsin’s public employees. The six-day march to destruction … Continue reading

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