Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,930
62%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 62%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: madison

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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 · 16 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...
  • Obama, the Confidence Man, and the Virtues of Humility

    01/03/2014 5:28:12 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-3-14 | Robert Morrison
    One thing that neither Barack Obama nor his acolytes in politics and the media lacked was confidence. DAVID BROOKS: So there's a lot of very smart people [around Obama], and it's a testament to Obama's confidence. You know, there was a great quote in a Ryan Lizza piece in the New Yorker about Obama's confidence. And I'm not going to get it exactly right, but he essentially said, "I'm a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policy than my policy directors. I think I'm a better political director than my political director." It was a speech of...
  • Nativity scene up in Wisconsin Capitol; Atheist group upset

    12/12/2011 5:59:41 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-12-11 | ap
    A conservative group has set up a nativity scene at the Capitol building in Madison, and an atheists' group is seeking its own permit for an opposing display. A WISC-TV report says Wisconsin Family Action has been granted a permit to display its scene until the end of the month. The six statuettes that sit on a table depict the birth of Jesus Christ. Group spokeswoman Julaine Appling says the display is tasteful. She says there's room for a number of different voices. But the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation says a nativity scene isn't appropriate for a state building....
  • WI:Gun group warns Madison transit over weapons ban on buses

    12/23/2013 7:51:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 21 November, 2013 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Public transit is not one of the places Wisconsin's concealed carry law explicitly restricts even permit holders from taking their guns, but in Madison that's been the rule: no guns on city buses. Now one of the state's gun rights advocacy groups has taken aim at that policy, calling it a violation of residents' Second Amendment rights. According to the group's website, Nik Clark, president of Wisconsin Carry Inc., sent a letter Wednesday to the general manager of Madison bus line.
  • WI:Madison store clerk points gun at robber, suspect runs away

    12/23/2013 7:34:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    nbc15.com ^ | 3 December, 2013 | NA
    The clerk did hand over some cash, but then the robber asked for more. That's when the clerk displayed the handgun and the robber left.
  • Madison Misnomer goes through hoops to equally offend everyone (Pajama Boy)

    12/20/2013 6:05:49 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 7 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | March 24, 2010 | Vincent Cheng
    BH: Just looking at some of the earlier issues, it looks like there’s plenty of stuff that could cause uproar among students. I saw a poll in one of the newspapers that asked “Was sex better before or after 9/11?” and concluded that sex was best in between the towers collapsing. Do you guys ever get complaints? EK: Oh, absolutely. We have gotten complaints about the paper being too harsh on Jewish students. It’s a comedy newspaper. Is there any doubt 95 percent of the writers are Jewish? BH: So it’s mainly the Jewish thing.
  • Dane County Voters to Decide on Marijuana in April

    12/18/2013 8:53:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 12-18-13 | Jerad McHenry
    MADISON -Marijuana may achieve high margins at the ballot box next April in Dane County. The second largest county in Wisconsin and the seat of state government may not express their support for legalized recreational pot use. Instead it may receive a public vote. Dane County Supervisors Leland Pan and Kyle Richmond introduced the advisory referendum at a County Board Meeting on December 6th. The referendum would specifically ask whether county residents would support the Wisconsin Legislature legalizing marijuana use. Pan said “I believe most Dane County residents and most Wisconsinites understand that criminalizing marijuana is a massive waste of...
  • Governor McCrory Comments On 12-Year-Old Madison Kimrey

    12/12/2013 1:09:41 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 9 replies
    WFMY News 2 ^ | December 10, 2013 | Liz Crawford
    BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory talked to WFMY about Madison Kimrey, the Burlington girl who has been asking to sit down with him for months. more....
  • Gun-rights advocates oppose Madison bus ban

    12/07/2013 1:33:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    AP/Pioneer Press ^ | 12-7-13 | AP
    MADISON, Wis.—Gun-rights advocates are preparing a court challenge to a Madison policy that bans weapons on city buses. Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Carry Inc. says it plans to file a lawsuit in the next few weeks challenging Metro Transit's policy banning "weapons of any kind." The group says the policy violates the state's concealed-carry law. But city officials say they're confident the policy is legal. Metro spokesman Mick Rusch says it's in the best interest of passengers not to allow guns on buses. A Wisconsin State Journal report ( http://bit.ly/1d2pyRF) says the city also bans guns in city buildings and Metro shelters....
  • Girl banned from selling mistletoe in park to raise money for her braces - but told she can BEG (OR)

    12/03/2013 10:40:06 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2013 | Alex Greig
    A young entrepreneur was baffled when a Portland security guard thwarted her attempt to help her father pay for her braces by selling mistletoe - but told her she could beg, instead. Madison Root, 11, arrived bright and early at Portland Saturday Market, setting up a sign and basket next to the Skidmore Fountain in the downtown area to sell her wares to the crowds. ... Madison Root knew her upcoming orthodontic work would be expensive, and wanted to contribute. She spent Friday cutting mistletoe at her uncle's farm in Newberg, then wrapped it in clear cellophane and tied it...
  • Ban on Girl's Mistletoe Sales Sparks Nationwide Orders

    12/05/2013 8:58:52 PM PST · by kiryandil · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | December 5, 2013 | Jack Kenny
    An 11-year-old who was banned from selling mistletoe (shown) in a public park in downtown Portland, Oregon, now has more orders for packages of the popular holiday plant than she can handle. "There was never enough mistletoe for this," said Ashton Root, whose daughter Madison was ordered to stop when she began selling mistletoe at Skidmore Fountain in downtown Portland Saturday morning. The story of the aborted enterprise was aired on Portland TV station KATU Sunday evening. National networks and websites carried the news, and by Tuesday afternoon people from all over the country had contacted the KATU newsroom, wanting...
  • The power of the purse: "Our most complete and effectual weapon: - JAMES MADISON

    10/06/2013 9:02:40 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 38 replies
    1788 | James Madison
    "The House of Representatives can not only refuse, but they alone can propose the supplies requisite for the support of Government. They, in a word, hold the purse; that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the People gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the Government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon, with which...
  • Neither Putin nor Obama get it

    09/17/2013 9:19:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Gary Bauer
    At the core of America’s founding was a simple, yet literally revolutionary, idea: that all people deserve to be free because they are created by God in His image, and that our rights come from God, not government. This was articulated in the most important sentence in America’s founding, the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Those 36 words are sometimes called the best-known...
  • Man who changed name to Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop faces 5 years in prison on drug charges

    08/20/2013 7:00:10 AM PDT · by bkopto · 58 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    An Iowa man who had his name legally changed to Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop is facing five years in prison after an arrest on drug possession charges. Beezow, 32, was arrested on July 20 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when police said they observed his turquoise minivan weaving between lanes. Police also reported finding more than a half-ounce of marijuana during a search of the vehicle. Beezow, born Jeffrey Drew Wilschke, faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and operation of a motor vehicle without registration. This isn't the first time...
  • UPDATE: Gogebic Taconite posts armed guards at iron mine site

    07/10/2013 9:23:32 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 9 replies
    WKOW- Madison ^ | Posted: Jul 09, 2013 11:36 AM CDT | Greg Neumann
    But a company spokesperson says they're simply trying to protect themselves from the types of protesters that vandalized the mine site on June 11th. 15 to 20 protesters raided the mine site in the Town of Anderson early that morning, throwing full soda cans and water jugs towards some workers. One of the protesters, who Iron County Sheriff's Deputies identified as 26 year-old Katie Kloth of Stevens Point, is facing a felony charge of robbery with use of force. A sheriff's report states Kloth forcibly stole a camera away from a Gogebic employee who was videotaping the protesters. The employee...
  • Let’s Get Skeptical: America Is In Need Of A James Madison Moment

    06/09/2013 5:02:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | Austin Hill
    Americans voted twice for a big-government President, and now we’re beginning to experience the impact of big government. Are you shocked? It’s been four years of the President and Congress spending future generations into the oblivion of debt, the Executive Branch securing control over huge chunks of the private economy (two car companies, multiple banks and the health care industry are only part of it), and a dramatic expansion of both the defined role, and the powers of the IRS. At this point in the Obama presidency, we the people should not be surprised by a government that has purported...
  • James Madison and our Bill of Rights

    04/13/2013 4:18:53 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 46 replies
    James Madison wasn’t a big supporter of Bills of Rights. He wasn’t alone. His notes toward the end of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 are sketchy, but one thing is clear; every State (though not every delegate) voted against a Bill of Rights (BOR). Less than a year later, at the wild Virginia Ratification debates of June 1788, the Federalist team lead by Madison and Anti-Federalists by Patrick Henry went back and forth as to the pro and con of formal inclusion in the Constitution. Anti-Federalists were furious; many Anti-Federalists demanded Virginia withhold ratification until their amendments were ratified by...
  • WPS Health Insurance files notice of 451 layoffs in Monona, Madison and Wausau

    01/29/2013 4:03:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 7 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1/29/2013 | KAREN RIVEDAL
    Hundreds of job cuts stemming largely from the pending loss of two major federal contracts will begin soon at Monona-based WPS Health Insurance. WPS filed notice with the state Monday that 451 employees in Monona, Madison and Wausau would likely lose their jobs starting March 29. That includes 250 people in Madison and Monona, and 201 in Wausau, where about 300 work now. And there could be more job cuts coming. Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin's leading nonprofit health insurer. It currently employs about 3,600 people, including some 2,500 in the Madison area. Read more: http://host.madison.com/business/wps-health-insurance-files-notice-of-layoffs-in-monona-madison/article_f0188544-69ad-11e2-96de-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz2JPbqF3Hl
  • Madison never meant Second Amendment to allow guns of Sandy Hook shooting

    12/17/2012 10:58:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 85 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 17, 2012 | Aaron Burger
    Following the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. by Adam Lanza , many Americans are wondering what exactly our Founding Fathers intended when they set the Second Amendment to paper more than 200 years ago. Surely not the killing of 20 young children and six women.
  • Madison State Journal: Bp. Morlino “cracks down” on loony nuns (ACTION ITEM!) – UPDATED

    12/12/2012 2:32:36 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | December 11, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The State Journal of Madison has a breathy article about a recent move by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino. Bishop Robert Morlino cracks down on Madison nuns for espousing ‘New Ageism’ and ‘indifferentism’ Morlino sent a memo to the priests of the diocese of Madison not to allow some loony nuns and a couple of their acolytes to have workshops, do spiritual direction, etc., at their parishes or other diocesan institutions. The memo was, of course, leaked to the press as the chancery mandarins knew it would be… or should have known.The women, who are connected to an...
  • Tallying the winners and losers of the War of 1812

    12/12/2012 4:08:05 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | December 12, 2012 | James Careless
    The human cost of the War of 1812 was dramatic. Some 35,000 people were killed, wounded or missing at the end of the war. York (now Toronto), Niagara (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Washington, D.C. were torched. Elsewhere, homes and properties were looted and damaged and family lives were thrown into chaos. The borders between British North America and the United States might not have changed when the fighting stopped — the old lines were reconfirmed in the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war on December 24, 1814. But once the treaty was signed, there wasn’t simply a return to the...
  • Madison civil rights panel looks at making homelessness a protected class

    11/28/2012 2:33:39 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    madison dot com ^ | 11-27-12 | PAT SCHNEIDER
    Should homelessness be a protected trait — like sex, race, age and many others — in the city of Madison? The city’s advisory Equal Opportunities Commission is beginning to look into adding homelessness to the list of characteristics which may not be considered in housing, employment and public accommodation under Madison’s Equal Opportunities Ordinance. Interest in exploring whether homeless people should be designated a protected class to ensure their civil rights goes back to a controversy early this year about efforts to dissuade the homeless from hanging out in the lobby of the City-County Building, committee Chairman Brian Benford told...
  • Our pick: Mitt Romney [Wisconsin State Journal]

    11/04/2012 10:57:40 AM PST · by Justaham · 18 replies
    Not enough hope and too little change. That is President Barack Obama's record on the economy, debt and Washington gridlock after four years in the White House. The State Journal editorial board endorses Mitt Romney in Tuesday's presidential election. Romney showed as the Republican governor of Democratic-leaning Massachusetts that he can find agreement across the partisan divide. And his vice presidential pick — Wisconsin's U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville — suggests Romney is serious about tackling America's fiscal mess. Romney has an impressive record of success in the private and public sectors. He's a numbers guy who focuses more on...
  • Obama at Madison WI Sat at about 10:00 corner of State St. and W. Mifflin

    11/03/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 34 replies
    self | 11/3/12 | bellflower
    Everyone that can be at this Obama puke fest please show up. You can come and protest or come to preach the Gospel. Please pray.
  • Madison County judge appoints special prosecutor to look into forged petitions

    11/02/2012 6:46:52 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies
    The Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | November 02, 2012 at 3:25 PM | By Alaina Potrikus
    A Madison County judge has appointed a special prosecutor to determine if felony forgery charges will be filed following an investigation into signatures on Independence Party petitions. Madison County Undersheriff John Ball said three residents filed police reports in September after learning that their signatures appeared on petitions submitted by the Independence Party in support of New York State Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson), Madison County District Attorney William Gabor and Oneida Common Council candidate Helen Acker. The residents said they never signed the petitions, which were circulated by volunteers from the Madison County Independence Party in July, Ball said. After...
  • Obama's Closing Pitch: Jay-Z, Katy Perry, and Bruce Springsteen

    11/01/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 01, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Obama's Closing Pitch: Jay-Z, Katy Perry, and Bruce Springsteen NOV 1, 2012 • BY JOHN MCCORMACK Barack Obama will be calling on the star power of some celebrities during his final campaign push. The Obama campaign just announced in a press release: CHICAGO – Obama for America announced today that President Obama will spend the final day of the 2012 campaign in Madison, Wisconsin; Columbus, Ohio; and Des Moines, Iowa, ending his 2012 campaign in the state where his 2008 campaign began. The President will kick off the day in Madison, where he will be joined by Bruce Springsteen, who...
  • City might require food carts to offer vegetarian items (Madistan)

    10/31/2012 3:51:44 PM PDT · by bigbob · 35 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 10-31-12 | DEAN MOSIMAN |
    In Madison, people dining at food carts don't have to eat their veggies, but in the future, they could get the choice. The city's Vending Oversight Committee, as part of its annual review of food carts, on Wednesday will discuss whether carts must offer vegetarian menu items.
  • Dane Co. (Madison, WI) Sheriff says he won't stop felon voters

    10/09/2012 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 35 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10/08/12 | Brian Sikma
    In a battleground state where voter fraud has been an issue in previous presidential elections, one leading county sheriff is saying his office won’t stop ineligible felon voters from casting a ballot. An internal memo from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office instructed deputies and other staff assigned to the county jail to facilitate the absentee ballot requests of inmates. Sent from Lt. Mark Twombly, the memo specifically instructed law enforcement officials to not check on the felony status of inmates and to help everyone vote regardless of their criminal record. In Wisconsin an individual serving jail time for a felony...
  • Obama’s 1st Stop After the Debate is Wisconsin … I Guess it’s Not As Safe as the Polls Say

    09/29/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Could be those union members have long memories after getting stiffed by a President who said he’d march the picket lines with them and then found himself too busy in every state around Wisconsin to stop in to support their recall efforts: President Barack Obama will hit the campaign trail following the Wednesday presidential debate, stumping in four states rated on the CNN Electoral Map as toss ups, according to schedules released by his campaign and the White House. On Thursday, Obama will hold an event in the debate host city – Denver - then continue on to Madison, Wisconsin,...
  • COMMENTARY: GOP lawmaker vows to punish Dane County for lucrative union deals

    09/26/2012 6:59:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-26-12 | Kevin Binversie
    Who says government can’t get anything done? Union-backed lawmakers in Dane County and the city of Madison didn’t waste any time, using a judge’s suspension of Act 10 to hustle through extensions on expensive union contracts. One state lawmaker has reacted with equal dispatch. State Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, said he’ll do everything to kill state funding to Dane County in next year’s 2013-2015 budget. Nass made the claim in a news release last week within hours of the Dane County Board of Supervisors' 29-8 vote to extend current contracts until 2015. Dane County supervisors climbed through a window opened...
  • 165 Million Americans Are Dependents of the State: Is Tyranny Next?

    08/21/2012 8:52:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/15/2012 | Bill Wilson
    Is America descending into a dependency state, where the majority uses its voting power to demand government services from taxpayers? New research from Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Jeff Sessions (R-AL) reveals that this reality may already be here, with more than 107 million Americans on some form of means-tested government welfare. ... most voting-age Americans do not pay income taxes — approximately 50.6 percent. That includes 53.91 million Americans who pay nothing in income taxes, and another 64.7 million who get refunds in excess of what was owed. That’s 118.61 million out of 234.6 million Americans 18...
  • Spirit of Governments

    07/21/2012 3:33:00 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | February 18, 1792 | James Madison
    May not governments be properly divided, according to their predominant spirit and principles, into three species of which the following are examples? First. A government operating by a permanent military force, which at once maintains the government and is maintained by it; which is at once the cause of burdens on the people and of submission in the people to their burdens. Such have been the governments under which human nature has groaned through every age. Such are the governments which still oppress it in almost every country of Europe, the quarter of the globe which calls itself the pattern...
  • James Madison: The subversion of the very foundations of limited government in America

    07/06/2012 4:08:32 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 88 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | 1792 | James Madison
    "If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every State, county and parish and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision of the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down...
  • Did James Madison Get It Wrong? (Vanity)

    07/01/2012 7:20:34 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 27 replies
    7/1/12 | dagogo redux
    The story is told that a woman asked Benjamin Franklin - as he and the Founders left the hall where they had spent four months crafting our Constitution - what sort of government they had given the people. “A republic, if you can keep it,” was his famous reply. As something of the highpoint in my multi-year study of the founding of our once-great nation, I have especially savored the insights of two books over the past year: James Madison’s “Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787,” and William Lee Miller’s biography, “The Business of May Next: James...
  • James Madison Letter to General Washington

    06/16/2012 12:52:03 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 32 replies
    The Constitution Society ^ | April 16th 1787 | James Madison
    Two hundred and twenty five years ago, and one month before the Philadelphia Convention, aka the Constitutional Convention, Congressional delegate James Madison responded to a letter from George Washington. He offered thoughts on his new plan of government, the Virginia Plan. Compared to the Articles of Confederation it was radical, yet it was structurally close enough to the mixed governments of the States to be familiar as well. It would emerge in modified form five months later as The Constitution of the United States of America.To George Washington New York, April 16 1787 Dear Sir, I have been honoured with...
  • Left-Wing Taxi Cab Co-Op To Offer Free Rides To Polls In Madison [non-partisan?]

    06/04/2012 8:36:59 PM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 4, 2012 | Collin Roth
    On Tuesday, Union Cab Co-Op will offer free rides to the polls in the Madison area as part of their “Democracy in Motion” program. An explicitly written disclaimer about the program on Union Cab’s website states: "Union Cab will provide rides to any and all requesting to go to the polls and is non-partisan. Our drivers are professional and will refrain from discussing politics during election days." But of course, Union Cab has hardly been apolitical in the last year and half. Look no further than the cover photo on Union Cab’s Facebook page.
  • It takes bravery to follow Christ as priests (Catholic caucus)

    05/06/2012 10:06:16 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 3 May 2012 | Bishop Robert C. Morlino
    It takes bravery to follow Christ as priests Bishop's Column Thursday, May. 03, 2012 -- 12:00 AM This column is the bishop’s communication with the faithful of the Diocese of Madison. Any wider circulation reaches beyond the intention of the bishop. This past Sunday is often called, “Good Shepherd Sunday.” The word the Scriptures use is really not adequately translated in English as simply, “good.” The word really means, “honorable, worthy, noble,” or, “so excellent in every way that its goodness is itself beautiful.” And, in particular, our Gospel for this past Sunday (Jn 10:11-18) points out that the shepherd...