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  • Best Public Service Announcement Ever (2nd amendment rights)

    01/25/2013 8:23:25 AM PST · by chickadee · 12 replies
    WISN 1130 ^ | 1/25/13 | self
    This is a PSA made by our county sheriff, David Clarke, and running on local radio stations. At the link, click on the audio in the upper right of the page. This is why Sheriff Clarke gets reelected.
  • How Republics Fail: The media's degrading hero worship trivializes an election.

    09/17/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT · by chickadee · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Knox Beran
    Having been corrupted into a semi-official state press, America’s mainstream media is now transforming the most important election in a generation into the political equivalent of an episode of The Bachelor. Liberalism’s scribal class is actually pleased that the contest has become a referendum not on the president’s record or his plans but on his charisma and popularity. In the kingdom of vapor, substance has no place. This is how republics die, in thrall to the inane, the frivolous, and the inconsequential. A liberalism incapable of persuading the public to embrace its policies has been converted by its media tribunes...
  • Hard To Watch: Dem Rep's Screeching Screaming Anti-Walker Song and Dance

    06/04/2012 6:13:40 AM PDT · by chickadee · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/3/2012
    Milwaukee on 6-1-12 at a rally for Tom Barrett with Bill Clinton Congresswoman Gwen Moore performs a Song and dance against Scott Walker. An unfortunate performance by my very own congressional representative . . . caputured on video.
  • Not buckling up your pet in the car can mean big fines (NJ)

    06/01/2012 5:45:03 AM PDT · by chickadee · 112 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | JOHN CICHOWSKI
    Judging from the alarming number of summonses issued so far for failing to buckle up in the back seat, motorists don’t seem overly concerned about the current Click It or Ticket crackdown. After all, most unrestrained drivers and passengers can afford a measly $46 fine. But if you drive with an unrestrained pet, don’t expect a slap on the wrist. Penalties range from $250 to $1,000 and as much as six months in jail.
  • Russian/U.S. War Games to Begin Shortly in Colorado

    05/23/2012 7:22:44 PM PDT · by chickadee · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | May 14, 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Russia and the United States will begin their controversial first joint anti-terror military exercises on American soil shortly at Ft. Carson in Colorado. A special unit of Russian paratroopers departed for the United States over the weekend and will be working alongside American land forces as part of the war games. The Russian and U.S. special units will engage in joint gun practice as well as mountain training, parachute exercises, and demolition techniques training. About 20 Russian soldiers will be participating, with most of the sessions taking place on the Ft. Carson Army base and at a mountain training area...
  • Chief Investigator in John Doe Has Recall Walker Sign in Yard, Blue Fist Union Icon in Window

    05/22/2012 6:49:29 AM PDT · by chickadee · 14 replies ^ | May 21, 2012 | Brian Sikma
    The chief investigator in the high-profile John Doe investigation into former Milwaukee County employees who worked for now-Governor Scott Walker has a Walker recall yard sign in his front lawn, and a pro-labor “Blue Fist” icon poster on the front door of his home. The news could call into question the present impartiality of the probe at a time when Democrat gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and his allies have begun to use the issue as a top talking point.
  • Democrats accuse Romney of sandwich bribery

    04/05/2012 5:22:17 AM PDT · by chickadee · 31 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 3, 2012 | Morgan Little
    The going rate for a vote in Wisconsin, if you believe the state’s Democratic Party, is as low as a submarine sandwich. After Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul D. Ryan joined together to serve up free sandwiches at Cousins Subs in Waukesha, the Democratic Party sent out a press release contending that by serving up the free food, the campaign had violated Wisconsin law.
  • On Newt's 'humane' immigration policy (Thomas Sowell)

    11/29/2011 8:06:33 AM PST · by chickadee · 55 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/28/2011 | Thomas Sowell
    Now that Newt Gingrich has become the latest in a series of Republican front-runners, he is getting the kinds of scrutiny and attacks that have done in other front-runners. One of the issues that has aroused concern among conservative Republicans is that of amnesty for illegal immigrants, especially after Gingrich said that it would not be "humane" to deport someone who has been living and working here for years. Let's go back to square one. The purpose of American immigration laws and policies is not to be either humane or inhumane to illegal immigrants. The purpose of immigration laws and...
  • Rep. Ryan to Obama the Divider-in-Chief: Class Warfare Rhetoric Makes Nation Weaker

    10/27/2011 8:59:50 AM PDT · by chickadee · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/26/2011
    RYAN: Then he spent months going around the country impugning people's motives, setting up strawman arguments, basically saying Republicans are for dirty air and dirty water and against people with health insurance, basically, picking a partisan conflict versus going for compromise. But more to the point, Greta, I think it's the rhetoric of class division that is especially destabilizing. This is not the American idea. We believe in a system of upward mobility. We believe in a system to get the hurdles out of people's way so they can rise in society. We don't believe in talking to people like...
  • Occupy Wall Street is a tea party with brains (blood pressure warning)

    10/03/2011 10:03:07 PM PDT · by chickadee · 44 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/4/2011 | David Weidner
    More than two weeks after a band of young people began camping out under the shadow of the New York Stock Exchange, the movement to remake America’s inequitable financial system is growing It’s been called the Woodstock of Wall Street, but that’s hardly an apt comparison. The gathering at Max Yasgur’s farm 42 years ago was built on a generation looking for peace, love, some drugs and acid rock. The kids today are looking for real, tangible change of the capitalist sort. They’re organized, lucid and motivated.
  • Silicon Valley gives conservative Christians a boost

    09/16/2011 5:05:06 AM PDT · by chickadee · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/15/2011 | Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger
    Reporting from Washington— Silicon Valley, the politically liberal technology hub, is an unlikely incubator of conservative Christian activism. But a group of its venture capitalists is backing an ambitious project that seeks to affect the 2012 election by registering 5 million new conservative Christians to vote.
  • ‘You Should Pass It’

    09/09/2011 10:33:18 AM PDT · by chickadee · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/9/2011 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    I find it truly comforting that some things never change — and two of those things are President Obama’s ideas and rhetoric. Obama’s long-awaited jobs speech offered his usual mix of hyper-partisanship (no longer convincingly masquerading as post-partisanship), class warfare, and thinly veiled resentment that, in our form of government, he cannot simply do whatever he wants. But after many weeks of buildup and two years of arguably the worst post-recession recovery in six decades, the real tip-off that Obama is utterly incapable of changing course was when he again referred, Saturday Night Live-like, to fast trains. It’s now clear...
  • A Point of View: The revolution of capitalism

    09/04/2011 4:26:04 PM PDT · by chickadee · 31 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 9/3/2011 | John Gray
    In fact, in Britain, the US and many other developed countries over the past 20 or 30 years, the opposite has been happening. Job security doesn't exist, the trades and professions of the past have largely gone and life-long careers are barely memories. If people have any wealth it's in their houses, but house prices don't always increase. When credit is tight as it is now, they can be stagnant for years. A dwindling minority can count on a pension on which they could comfortably live, and not many have significant savings. More and more people live from day to...
  • In Government We Mistrust

    09/02/2011 7:38:38 AM PDT · by chickadee · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/2/2011
    One animating theme of Barack Obama's campaign and early Presidency was that he would repair government's post-Reagan reputation, expanding its role in American life so voters would turn once again to Democrats as the party of government, as they did in 1964 and the 1930s. So how's that working out? Not so well, judging by a remarkable Gallup poll this week that asked the public about its views of government and various businesses. The federal government dropped to its lowest approval levels ever. Only 17% were positive, 63% negative, for a net approval rating of minus-46%. Government never ranks well,...
  • Obama to Nominate Princeton Professor as Head of Economic Advisers Team

    08/29/2011 6:32:36 AM PDT · by chickadee · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29, 2011
    As President Obama prepares his jobs plan speech, he's also filling out his economics team, preparing to nominate Princeton University's Alan Krueger to be chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. <----> snip Krueger, 50, a labor specialist who served in Obama's Treasury Department in the first two years of the administration, returns to Washington to succeed Austan Goolsbee, who is now back at the University of Chicago. A senior administration official told Fox News on Monday that Krueger's job will be to provide policy prescriptions on ways to spur unemployment. Obama was expected to announce his nominee,...
  • Ron Paul and the Neoliberal Reeducation Campaign

    08/24/2011 7:21:44 AM PDT · by chickadee · 57 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/23/2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    Neoliberals and Quasi-Cons: When it comes to foreign policy, Ron Paul and his supporters are not conservatives. This is important to understand when one realizes that Paul's views are, self-described, "non-interventionist." The fact that he has been allowed to get away with pretending to conservatism on this score is merely reflective of journalists who, for whatever reason, are simply unfamiliar with American history. Ironically, it is precisely because the Paul campaign has not been thoroughly covered that no one pays attention to the historical paternity of what the candidate is saying.
  • UW-Madison teaching assistants union votes against state certification

    08/22/2011 8:31:59 AM PDT · by chickadee · 31 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | Aug. 19, 2011 | Steven Verburg
    The 3,000-member teaching assistants union at UW-Madison has voted narrowly against seeking official state certification under a controversial new law that prohibits most collective bargaining for most public sector employees. Under the law signed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker, teachers and other public workers would need to vote for their unions each year in order to bargain for cost-of-living raises. The law no longer allows negotiations on working conditions, benefits or anything else.
  • America as less than No. 1 (Dan Henninger)

    08/11/2011 2:54:01 PM PDT · by chickadee · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 11, 2011 | Daniel Henninger
    So this is a taste of what it will be like when the American superpower starts shrinking. Enjoying it yet? After the humiliation of the United States losing its AAA credit rating; after watching the American stock market descend into chaos; after living for two years in a $15 trillion economy unable to grow beyond 2%, with unemployment rates rarely experienced in the U.S., Americans have their first whiff of inhabiting an empire in decline.
  • They've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (Peggy Noonan)

    07/29/2011 7:06:12 AM PDT · by chickadee · 86 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/29/2011 | Peggy Noonan
    But that actually is not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about something that started to become apparent to me during the debt negotiations. It's something I've never seen in national politics. It is that nobody loves Obama. This is amazing because every president has people who love him, who feel deep personal affection or connection, who have a stubborn, even beautiful refusal to let what they know are just criticisms affect their feelings of regard. At the height of Bill Clinton's troubles there were always people who'd say, "Look, I love the guy." They'd often...
  • Liberal Wisconsin Judge Tipped Off Anti-Walker Suit Was Coming

    06/21/2011 6:04:36 AM PDT · by chickadee · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 6-20-2011 | Kyle Olson
    Emails obtained through the Wisconsin Open Records law indicate former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk emailed all county employees and circuit court judges, including Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi, with a memo announcing her intention to file suit against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. In response, Falk received three responses from court employees. Kathy Melzer and Elaine Creager responded with encouraging notes. Peter Anderson replied with “doubts about the appropriateness of sending a message about filing a legal action to the judges of the circuit court where the action is likely to be filed.” Anderson is Sumi’s colleague on...