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  • US Responsible For Russian Airbus A321 Crash: American Researcher

    11/06/2015 4:26:18 AM PST · by Fennie · 48 replies
    Press TV ^ | November 3, 2015
    An American researcher says it is highly likely that the United States is responsible for the crash of a Russian passenger plane over Egypt this week. On Saturday, the Airbus A321-200 broke up in midair and crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people on board. An investigation is underway to find out how the disaster happened; however, the airline has said that technical faults or human errors could not have caused the tragic crash. "New information from sources with contacts in the CIA are reporting that the US recently sold ships to Egypt in return for a drone base...
  • Kraft Heinz to move Oscar Mayer HQ to Chicago (out of Madistan)

    11/05/2015 3:42:07 PM PST · by bigbob · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-4-15 | Greg Trotter, Samantha Bomkamp and Corilyn Shropshir
    Kraft Heinz announced Wednesday that it will move Oscar Mayer and the company's U.S. meats business from Madison, Wis., to Chicago — a move that will add 250 jobs to Chicago's Aon Center. The company also announced plans to consolidate its production facilities during the next two years, which will result in the shutdown of seven North American manufacturing facilities: Fullerton, Calif.; San Leandro, Calif.; Federalsburg, Md.; St. Mary's, Canada; Campbell, N.Y.; Lehigh Valley, Pa., and the one in Madison. The closings will result in the loss of about 2,600 manufacturing jobs at the company, including 700 in Madison. About...
  • Back to the Future: Dems walk out on vote again (WI)

    10/22/2015 3:05:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-21-15 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 269 of 267 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog MADISON, Wis. – Wednesday was old school “Back to the Future Day” in the state Assembly – the Huey Lewis and the News “Back in Time” kind. As their fellow Democrats in the Senate did in winter 2011, the minority party fled another vote on a controversial piece of legislation. Back then it was a temper-tantrum over Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s public employee collective bargaining reform bill that sent the Fleeing 14 over the border into Illinois in a failed attempt to stave...
  • Apple's newest courtroom foe is a patent-savvy university

    10/16/2015 5:37:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:14am EDT | BY ANDREW CHUNG
    As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with fierce competitors such as Samsung and Nokia. This week, however, a federal jury returned a verdict against Apple in a lawsuit brought by a different kind of adversary: a public university. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, convinced a jury that Apple had infringed its patent for improving chip efficiency when the company incorporated the technology into some of its phones and tablets. Research institutions and universities have not traditionally been major players in patent litigation, and even now...
  • New 'Fast-Track Annulments' May Be Rarer Than Expected (Diocese of Madison)

    09/16/2015 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies
    NC Register (the good one) ^ | 9/16/2015 | Joan Desmond
    Dioceses across the US have been bombarded with questions about the annulment news from the Rome. The Diocese of Madison, Wis. has already released a timely document (Frequently Asked Questions Re: Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus) that should prove helpful to Catholics seeking an annulment and Church leaders concerned about setting realistic expectations... Who qualifies for the shorter process? Answer: The shorter process is designed only for those rare cases when it can be employed without injustice. Three strict qualifications have to be met. Both spouses have to petition for it together, or if not, then the other party must at...
  • Professor who compared Scott Walker to Hitler is teaching a course on ‘scholar activism’

    08/25/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | August 25, 2015 | Greg Piper
    Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, caused a firestorm last month when she publicly compared her governor, Republican Scott Walker, to Adolf Hitler in a tweet. She poured fuel on the flames by tweeting at incoming freshmen who were Walker supporters, encouraging them not to attend the school because of Walker’s education funding policies. Then, she apologized. Now she’s promoting a class she’s teaching this fall on “scholar activism.” The graduate seminar will “explore the biographies and narratives of a diverse array of scholar activists, examine the sociopolitical and economic forces shaping their work, and consider...
  • Capitalism-Hating Marxist Professor Rakes In $170,000 Per Year At U. Wisconsin

    08/21/2015 2:24:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Eric Owens
    One of the leading lights of Marxism on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison brings home a sweet salary of $170,000 per year. The well-heeled sociology professor is Erik Olin Wright .. The tenured, capitalism-hating professor’s annual salary of $170,000 is $117,587 greater than the household income of a typical Wisconsin family and is in the top 2 percent of all Americans. Whil an average middle-class family in Wisconsin survives on $4,368 per month, the Marxist professor enjoys a cushy monthly income of $14,166. He will teach exactly two courses in the fall semester for this princely sum. ......
  • How Many 'Carlos Danger's About to Be Unmasked by Ashley Madison Hack?

    08/21/2015 5:55:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 55 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 August 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps it's wrong to gloat, but I'm going to anyway because the very existence of this site has always bugged the $#*t out of me, standing as a glaring, in-your-face example of how our society is in complete and utter moral free-fall. And now that there's been a second, even more massive dump of data from the shadowy, elusive 'Impact Team' -one that includes the CEO's own emails, even source code for all his websites/mobile apps, etc- this is a hack even a righteous man can love... Credit card info, email/billing addresses, and other data released by the hackers has...
  • The Presidential Candidate We SHOULD Be Listening To! (And it's not who you think.)

    08/20/2015 10:01:34 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 26 replies
    Politichicks.com ^ | 8-20-2015 | Steven Maikoski
    Perhaps you missed this small and unimpressive candidate for president, for his physical presence was as weak as the voice that delivered his message. At barely five feet, two inches tall, he stood up and criticized our government’s expensive actions, focusing on the problems before us instead of engaging in the sound bite war waged by the other candidates. Some in the audience craned their necks to hear his timid presentation, but most quickly dismissed him as being horribly incompetent in today’s media society. However, his words hit home with some people as he spoke about how Congress was wreckfully...
  • Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data

    08/18/2015 4:20:29 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 23 replies
    Wired | 8/18/2015 | Kim Zetter
    http://www.wired.com/2015/08/happened-hackers-posted-stolen-ashley-madison-data/ Wired link, can't post excerpt.
  • The Left Wants To End the Separation of Church and State (Protestant Caucus)

    07/27/2015 6:04:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | James Mann
    If there is one thing consistent about the tides of the culture wars, it is that whenever one side is emboldened, it inevitably leads to overreach. The secular Left is proving this point with gusto in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to nationalize gay marriage, calling for the removal of tax exemptions for churches and religious non-profits who continue to hold the tired old definition of marriage that existed all the way up until yesterday. This step, which would crush the budgets of many churches and non-profits, reveals an amusing hypocrisy of the modern Left’s turn against civil...
  • Brockton Man Is First Ashley Madison User Exposed By Hackers

    07/22/2015 4:42:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 117 replies
    WBZ ^ | 7/21/15 | Jim Armstrong
    For a website like AshleyMadison.com that prides itself on secrecy and anonymity, a breach like this can be catastrophic. The site’s subscribers pay to have access to other married people looking to have affairs. They all, presumably, felt that their private information was safe. “The quick answer is: not that safe,” says Dr. Michael Sulmeyer, the director of the Cyber Security Initiative at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center.He says Ashley Madison’s clients know now the truth of the web: everything is hackable.“Largely, you should not have an expectation of ultimate security and privacy,” Sulmeyer explains. “And...
  • Police evacuate Wisconsin Capitol after bomb threat

    07/09/2015 12:35:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | July 8, 2015
    Police have evacuated the Wisconsin Capitol building in the wake of a bomb threat. Officers began evacuating the building shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday as legislators were in the midst of debating the state budget in the Assembly chambers. …
  • Bernie Sanders sends a chilling message to Hillary campaign

    07/02/2015 9:12:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton and her campaign cronies saw something frightening yesterday: a fired-up crowd of ten thousand people in Madison, Wisconsin, packing the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the rafters in support of a candidate best known as Not Hillary. The previously fairly obscure Senator Bernie Sanders is drawing the same kind of enthusiasm that Eugene McCarthy sparked in 1968 when he drive an even more inevitable nominee from the Democratic ticket, incumbent President Lyndon Johnson. It is clear that the progressive base of the Democratic Party is fed up with Hillary Clinton, the cozy-with-Wall-Street party insider who parlayed political connections into...
  • Massive Crowd! Bernie Sanders Rally Fills 10,000-Seat Stadium in Madison (Commies)

    07/02/2015 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/15
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s backyard. Sanders packed the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison, filling its 10,000 seats to show his bid to snatch the Democratic nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t a longshot after all.
  • Bernie Sanders attracts massive crowd in Madison, Wisconsin

    07/01/2015 11:02:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    DC Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Al Weaver
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders attracted a near sell out crowd Wednesday night at Madison Veteran's Memorial Stadium which seats about 10,000 people.
  • Wisconsin school district bans American Indian team logos (Madison, of course))

    06/19/2015 8:00:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/19/15 | Dana Ferguson - AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sports fans may have to leave their Blackhawks, Indians or Redskins gear at home if they plan on entering a Madison public school next year. Starting this fall, public school students in Wisconsin's capital city cannot wear shirts, hats or other items that display the name, logo or mascot of any team that portrays a "negative stereotype" of American Indians. Those who do must change or face suspension or expulsion.
  • State Nullification: What Is It?

    05/23/2015 3:15:50 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 18 replies
    State nullification is the idea that the states can and must refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws. Says Who? Says Thomas Jefferson, among other distinguished Americans. His draft of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 first introduced the word “nullification” into American political life, and follow-up resolutions in 1799 employed Jefferson’s formulation that “nullification…is the rightful remedy” when the federal government reaches beyond its constitutional powers. In the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, James Madison said the states were “duty bound to resist” when the federal government violated the Constitution. But Jefferson didn’t invent the idea. Federalist supporters of the Constitution...
  • We need to take deadly force off table (barf alert)

    05/18/2015 5:08:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 16 may 2015 | Emily Mills
    I didn't envy Ismael Ozanne in the least when he took the podium for his news conference this last Tuesday. The Dane County district attorney looked visibly nervous, dabbing sweat from his face several times over the course of the long, detailed speech that led to his eventual rationale for and decision not to press criminal charges against Madison police officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of biracial teenager Tony Robinson. Ozanne is himself biracial, his mother a black woman who was involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Ozanne become the first...
  • Some Wisconsin protesters arrested amid demand for role in probes

    05/13/2015 4:03:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2015 | BY MARY REARDON
    Hundreds of people protested Wednesday in Wisconsin's capital and more than two dozen were arrested for blocking a road a day after a prosecutor ruled that a Madison police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed biracial teenager was justified. Brandi Grayson, co-founder of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition that organized the protest, said the group wanted community control over the hiring and firing of officers and a U.N. probe into racial disparities in Dane County and Wisconsin. "We don't have time-set goals. We understand the struggle for black liberation will be generational," Grayson said. Lakaya Horton, 13, of Madison,...
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/13/2015 8:24:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country Kerry Picket Reporter 10:05 PM 05/12/2015 Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told The DC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets. President of the Fraternal Order of Police Chuck Canterbury told TheDC that he...
  • Prosecutor: No charges for officer in Tony Robinson case

    05/12/2015 1:19:38 PM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2015
    Officer Matt Kenny of the Madison Police Department will not face charges in the March shooting death of biracial teen Tony Robinson, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday. "I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force and that no charges should be brought against Officer Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson Jr.," he said.
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious (WI)

    05/03/2015 10:30:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2015 11:04 AM EDT | Dana Ferguson
    While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren’t invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin’s capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists. In what is believed to be the first statute of its kind in the United States, Madison banned discrimination against the non-religious on April 1, giving them the same protections afforded to people based on their race, sexual orientation and religion, among other reasons. It’s hardly surprising that such a statute would originate in Madison, an island of liberalism in a conservative-leaning state...
  • WI: Armed Husband stops Crime Spree

    04/20/2015 8:00:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Criminals normally commit many crimes before they are caught.  If these crimes occur in a short amount of time, we call it a crime spree.  One of the ways these crime sprees are cut short is that the criminals encounter an armed citizen.  It happened in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, the 10th  of April, 2015.  From channel3000.com: MADISON, Wis. - Police said two men were arrested after a string of violent home invasions Friday on Madison's west side. A number of people were victimized, starting with a 90 year old woman, then a 22 year old noticed a burglary...
  • Budget Could Delay Local Highway Projects

    03/25/2015 6:44:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Urban Milwaukee ^ | March 16, 2015 | Steven Walters
    It seemed to be a classic case of “firemen first,” a theory first put forth in 1976 by legendary Washington, D.C., journalist Charles Peters. Any bureaucrat, when asked to list what services or jobs would be cut because of a looming budget crisis, identifies the most painful losses in public services – firemen, police officers, EMTs, workers who fill potholes, etc. Bureaucrats use it to try and pressure elected officials, afraid of voter backlash, to soften the budget cuts. It played out in the Capitol on March 3, when state Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb was asked what major state highways...
  • Wisconsin: Gov. Walker speaks with mother of Tony Robinson, youth leaders

    03/12/2015 12:37:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    WKOW 27 ^ | March 12, 2015 | Greg Neumann
    MADISON (WKOW) - Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) met with African-American community leaders from Madison Wednesday and spoke with the mother of Tony Robinson, the unarmed 19 year-old man who was shot and killed by a Madison police officer last Friday night. Boys and Girls Club of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson reached out to Gov. Walker on Monday asking for a meeting. He wanted to not only discuss what happened to Tony Robinson, but about helping Wisconsin's African-American population going forward. Meeting for breakfast at the governor's mansion Wednesday morning, both Johnson and one of his top officers said they...
  • Madison Police Officer Saves His Own Life From Vicious Criminal Attack

    03/09/2015 10:00:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 3/9/2015 | Bob Owens
    Oops… that photo isn’t the one that his poor-grieving mother and supporters put out as she claimed that he was a peaceful and loving boy who never did any wrong. No, this is the booking photo from Tony Robinson’s April 2014 arrest that came after he was apprehended in armed home invasion. He pled guilty in October.
  • Emotions Raw as Madison Faces Police Shooting of Unarmed Teen

    03/08/2015 4:59:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | DEAN SCHABNER
    <p>Emotions were raw today at a church service to mourn the death of an unarmed 19-year-old black man shot by a white Madison, Wisconsin, police officer, but demonstrations on the city's streets were tense but peaceful.</p>
  • Wisconsin police fatally shoot black teen, prompting protest

    03/07/2015 8:23:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 7, 2015 3:11am EST | Curtis Skinner in San Francisco
    Wisconsin police fatally shot an apparently unarmed African-American teenager on Friday, prompting dozens of people to protest at the site of the killing, according to police and videos published on social media. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval told reporters that an officer responded to a disturbance at around 6:30 p.m. local time and later forced his way into an apartment that the 19-year-old, who was also suspected of a recent battery, had gone into. Koval said that a struggle between the suspect and the officer ensued and the teen was fatally shot, according to a recording of the news conference...
  • Rash of anti-Semitic graffiti includes at least 30 complaints (Madison,WI)

    02/16/2015 7:19:43 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 26 replies
    Channel 3000.com (Madison, WI) ^ | 2/14/14 | Leah Linscheid
    More than two dozen Madison families woke up to vulgar language and ethnic and racial slurs spray-painted on their property Saturday. At least 30 west side homes – including garage doors, driveways and vehicles - were vandalized overnight, according to Madison Police Officer David Dexheimer. The complaints came from areas west of Gammon Road, including Colony Drive, Millstone Road, Harvest Hill Road and others. The damage is estimated at well over $10,000. “I think we're talking about felony types of damage,” Dexheimer said. While most of the damage included profane language and explicit drawings, several contained racially-based and anti-Semitic slurs...
  • Video shows Alabama police throwing grandfather from India to ground

    02/12/2015 6:09:22 PM PST · by cold start · 55 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12th Feb 2015
    Madison police today released video of officers throwing a 57-year-old Indian citizen on the sidewalk outside his son's home. The incident left the grandfather temporarily paralyzed and hospitalized with fused vertebrae. Chirag Patel said his father, Sureshbhai Patel, was visiting to help his wife care for their new baby, a 17-month-old son, so he could pursue his masters degree in electrical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Madison police officer Eric Parker today turned himself in to face assault charges. Chief Larry Muncey told a small press conference in Madison that he also recommended that Parker be fired...
  • Protesters stop traffic, hold 'die-in' at food court in West Towne Mall (WI)

    12/21/2014 6:14:35 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 54 replies
    Das Kapitol Times ^ | December 21, 2014 | Laurel White
    “No justice, no peace, no racist police.” That was one of the chants the crowd of about 50 protesters shouted Saturday outside Madison Memorial High School and in the food court of West Towne Mall. The protesters gathered around 3:30 p.m. and marched from the high school to the mall, shutting down one direction of traffic on Mineral Point Road, and held a “die-in” in the mall food court. “We are here because there are many injustices in our system,” said Brandi Grayson, one of the organizers of the protest, in the mall food court, over a megaphone. Grayson is...
  • Postal worker who dumped GOP political mailers could face criminal charges

    11/14/2014 3:04:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-14-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The postal carrier who investigators say dumped hundreds of GOP political mailers in a Neenah apartment complex recycling bin days before the general election could face criminal charges, a federal agent tells Wisconsin Reporter. “What we have found is that the carrier’s actions, in our opinion at least, has merited some sort of (charging) decision on the part of” prosecutors, said Scott Pierce, spokesman for the Great Lakes Field Office of the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service. “We feel like there is enough information here at least to present the case for prosecution.”...
  • The 1814 burning of Washington, D.C.

    08/31/2014 12:25:10 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8-31-14
    Moving from the Capitol, British Navy Rear Admiral George Cockburn, Army Major General Robert Ross, and 150 redcoats marched to the White House. Rocca asked Allman what the Britons' impression of the White House would have been as they walked in the door: "I think that it was a pretty good-sized house, but not a palatial one. No Buckingham Palace. No Versailles. That it was, you know, reasonably well decorated." The biggest surprise? A dinner set for 40. So the British feasted in the White House dining room before burning the mansion down. Here, too, the walls survived. But little...
  • One-day Brat Fest Fundraiser to Help Little Girl in "Slender Man" Case

    08/29/2014 8:04:12 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 9 replies
    The Isthmus, Madison, WI ^ | Published On: Aug 28 2014 06:11:32 PM CDT Updated On: Aug 29 2014 09:05:29 AM CDT | Unattributed
    Hearts for Healing Special Events Brat sale fundraiser (for medical bills of the victim of May stabbing in Waukesha), 7 am-6 pm, 8/29, Metcalfe's-West Towne, with music, well-wishes heart craft project; drive through pickup available 7-9 am. 608-234-6029 When: 08/29/14 @ 7:00am Call: 608-234-6029 Web: heartsforhealingfundraiser.com More Information: One-day Brat Fest Fundraiser to Help Little Girl in "Slender Man" Case A "Mini-brat fest" produced by Metcalfe's Market, presented by Johnsonville, and in cooperation with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29 in the parking lot of Metcalfe's Market on Madison's west...
  • Glenn Grothman slams Leibham over accepting money from a trade union (WI6)

    08/02/2014 9:25:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Electon Watchdog ^ | 8-1-14 | Kyle Maichle
    CAMPBELLSPORT – On Friday, 6th District Congressional candidate Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) slammed Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) for accepting a maximum limit contribution from a progressive trade union. More: Stroebel, Leibham Trade Barbs Over Voter ID According to records from the Federal Elections Commission, Leibham accepted $5,000 from the Laborers Union International North America (LIUNA) PAC on July 15, 2014. The LIUNA was very evident during the 2011 protests against Governor Scott Walker over Act 10 which was upheld by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The LIUNA has 500,000 members that are represented in...
  • Audiobook: Madison's Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787

    07/04/2014 7:27:56 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 33 replies
    Happy Independence Day everybody! I would like to introduce my largest project to date: Attempting to put together one voice per Founder in the most important debate in American History. The most important debate which nobody has ever heard. We are going to make sure people can finally hear it. You can listen to as well as download the files, here. This is still very much a work in progress. I do not believe it is enough that people can read these notes, nor think that simply making the notes easier to read is enough. Given how they are written,...
  • Audit the IRS

    07/01/2014 2:48:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7-1-14 | Michael A. Needham
    There is “no evidence of criminal wrongdoing,” the Internal Revenue Service assured Americans during an internal investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Few will find comfort in those words, and understandably so. Last week, while seeking to reassure Americans he has seen no evidence of a crime, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen acknowledged he had not even bothered to review any of the applicable laws. It seems like only yesterday that President Obama called the scandal “inexcusable” and pledged to work “hand in hand with Congress to get this thing fixed.” More recently, though, he dismissed it as a...
  • Scientists condemn 'crazy, dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus

    Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a technique called reverse genetics to build the virus from fragments of wild bird flu strains. They then mutated the virus to make it airborne to spread more easily from one animal to another. "The work they are doing is absolutely crazy. The whole thing is exceedingly dangerous," said Lord May, the former President of the Royal Society and one time chief science adviser to...
  • Eric Holder calls on Madison, won’t be calling on Democratic convention

    06/06/2014 11:24:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 6-6-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Sorry Democrats. It appears U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will not make it out to Wisconsin Dells this weekend for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s annual convention. (Of course, Democrats have been down this road before when President Obama sent out a support tweet in lieu of driving up from Chicago to campaign for Milwaukee mayor and candidate for governor Tom Barrett in 2012, just days before Wisconsin’s gubernatorial recall election.) An official with the AG’s office tells Wisconsin Reporter Holder is in Madison on a “routine visit” to meet with John W. Vaudreuil, the U.S. attorney...
  • U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over John Doe probe (Lerner-like Dem abuse of power)

    04/09/2014 7:06:25 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4/8/14 | Patrick Marley
    Madison — A federal judge kept alive a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to throw out a long-running secret investigation of fundraising and spending by conservative groups during Wisconsin's recent recall elections. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm and others have been looking into whether the Wisconsin Club for Growth or others illegally coordinated with any candidates during the recalls. In the most prominent race, Gov. Scott Walker in June 2012 became the first governor in the country's history to survive a recall election. The Club for Growth and one of its directors, Eric O'Keefe, in February sued prosecutors, investigators and the...
  • Teacher 'White Privilege Conference': Whites Are Never Cured of Racism

    04/01/2014 7:47:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/2014
    More details are emerging about what was presented at the "White Privilege Conference" held in Madison, Wisconsin, where tax money was spent to train teachers how to annihilate "white privilege" and "white supremacy" in American schools. One session insisted that whites can never be cured of their permanent racist attitudes. On March 30, Breitbart reported on the conference, now in its fifteenth year. Over these years, teachers have been told that whites have been pushing "white supremacy" on kids since the country was created, and that whites are so infused with racism that they aren't even cognizant of their crimes....
  • Fellow Students – Stand Up To Outrageous Bias and Left-Wing Hat

    03/25/2014 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 12, 2014 | Kyle Brooks
    Two weeks ago, a video that I filmed of a radical guest lecture in a required sociology course at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater went viral. In it, intolerant SEIU member Eyon Biddle claimed that “politics is fueled by white rage” and that Republican success in 2010 was helped by racism. Appalled by what I was hearing, I took out my phone and began to record. Based off of how quickly the video spread, becoming national news in less than three days, as well as from the reaction I have gotten from people nationwide, it is clear to me that people...
  • Wisconsin ‘Anti-Speech’ Bubble Zone Suspended

    03/13/2014 6:57:42 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Citizen Link ^ | 3-13-14 | Bethany Monk
    A Wisconsin city on Friday temporarily suspended its “bubble-zones,” which prohibit leafleting and other free speech activities. The new Madison ordinance creates hundreds of these 320-ft. wide spaces. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) calls this “unconstitutional.” ADF filed suit last month on behalf of pro-life groups and individuals challenging the ordinance. Former NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Director Lisa Subeck introduced the law—and chiefly sponsored it. The pro-abortion group aggressively promoted it. “No one should want the government to gag speech just because it doesn’t reflect the government’s views or the views of abortionists,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. “For that...
  • Police: Violent Home Invasion One of Worst Attacks in Madison (animals attack pregnant woman)

    03/11/2014 4:06:19 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 68 replies
    WKOW (Madison) ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jennifer Kliese
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Police arrested six people believed to be involved in what they're calling one of the most brutal crimes in recent memory. . . . The suspects are accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the woman who was six months pregnant. "I can tell you that in my 27-plus years of policing here in Madison, this is probably one of the most disturbing and heinous crimes that I've ever seen," says Interim Chief Randy Gaber.
  • Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

    02/26/2014 5:23:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | february 26, 2014 | carrie antlfinger
    While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there's another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless. There's a growing effort across the nation from advocates and religious groups to build these compact buildings because they are cheaper than a traditional large-scale shelter, help the recipients socially because they are built in communal settings and are environmentally friendly due to their size. "You're out of the elements, you've got your own bed, you've got your own place to call your own," said Harold "Hap" Morgan, who is...
  • Atheist Group Tells Michigan City Council to Stop Praying on Taxpayers' Time

    02/22/2014 3:19:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/21/2014 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    An atheist organization has sent a letter of complaint to a city council in Michigan over the local government's usage of prayer at council meetings. The Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has threatened legal action against the Saginaw City Council. In a letter sent to Saginaw City Manager Tim Morales, FFRF staff attorney Rebecca S. Markert wrote that Saginaw "should drop these prayers altogether." "Government prayers exclude a significant portion of Americans from the democratic process, are of dubious legality, and are a repudiation of our secular history," wrote Markert. "City Council members are free to pray privately or...
  • The Iran Scam Continues, Part II

    01/26/2014 9:15:58 AM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 26, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Through his "charm offensive," Iranian President Rouhani got a "deal" with the P5+1 negotiators to diminish and then eliminate sanctions without significantly reducing Iran's ability to develop nukes. Today, Press TV posted an article titled Zionists seek wars of aggression. Charmin Works!Press TV is a 24-hour English language news organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran. . . . Press TV is state-funded[11] and is a division of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). The Press TV article purports to be an "approximate transcript" of an interview with "Kevin Barrett, editor with Veterans Today, Madison," Wisconsin, about Western threats...
  • Liberal ‘media’ group gets $520G dark money donation for war on right

    12/05/2013 8:40:40 AM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    Fow News ^ | 12-5-13 | Tori Richards
    Two weeks ago, the liberal Center for Media and Democracy kicked off a national campaign to reveal the identities of anonymous contributors to conservative groups in an effort to unseat the GOP governor here. Now the group may have to answer embarrassing questions about its own finances. A Watchdog.org review of financial documents reveals the Madison-based CMD, which bills itself as a journalism organization, received $520,000 in 2011 from the Schwab Charitable Fund. That’s 60 percent of the $864,740 CMD received that year. CMD lists no donors on its tax returns, but its website identifies numerous financial backers without any...