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  • Madison teen killed by police had taken hallucinogenic drugs

    03/20/2015 5:47:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-20-15 | Mary Spicuzza
    Tony Terrell Robinson was experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs on the day he died, his uncle says. "He had made a bunch of changes. It was going to be the final step that would change his life around," Turin Carter said Thursday, adding that his nephew was "very inexperienced" with the drugs, believed to have been hallucinogenic mushrooms. The experiment ended in tragedy. After a friend and others called 911, Robinson, a biracial teenager, was shot and killed by a Madison police officer responding to the calls. Police have said that Robinson assaulted the officer. Also on Thursday, family members of...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Plans for 'Diversity Week' underway [sexuality day, multicultural day, religious diversity...]

    10/30/2012 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Plans for 'Diversity Week' underway 9 hours ago • Aarushi Agni The Associated Students of Madison Diversity Committee met Monday to discuss the group’s plan to create a week themed around diversity.The first annual “Diversity Week” is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 15, 2013. ASM Diversity Committee Chair Mia Akers said the event would aim to engage students who are not specifically interested in diversity issues to think about the issue on a broader level. Victoria Atkinson, the ASM intern on the project, said the week would designate each of the five weekdays to promoting understanding of adifferent...
  • UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

    10/05/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance. I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president. More than...
  • School district wants more info on poll workers (WI)

    01/24/2012 8:45:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    MADISON, Wis.— The Madison School District wants background checks on any poll workers in school buildings on election days. The city is looking into the time and cost required for background checks on more than 2,000 poll workers. City clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl says they also need to settle on the criteria that would be needed to pass a background check. Currently, poll workers take an oath and attend a training session. Never before has the school district asked for background checks. Assistant superintendent Erick Kass tells the State Journal (http://bit.ly/xWFr1e ) the district is trying to improve school safety based...
  • 10 doctors who backed Wisconsin protesters' absences not disciplined

    12/18/2011 10:03:14 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 12-17-11 | Matthew DeFour and David Wahlberg
    At least 10 doctors not previously disciplined by the state signed sick notes for Madison School District employees that the district considered fraudulent, according to a State Journal analysis of the notes submitted amid Capitol protests earlier this year. The newspaper also found that about 570 district employees submitted sick notes for at least one of the four days in February when teacher absences forced a school shutdown. The number presents, for the first time, a clearer picture of how many Madison employees sought an excused absence. The documents - obtained by the newspaper Friday as part of a settlement...
  • Occupy Madison loses permit (Busted for lewd activity and littering)

    10/29/2011 9:34:50 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 19 replies
    The "People's" Daily Cardinal ^ | 10/27/2011 | Taylor Harvey
    Snip- "City officials temporarily denied Occupy Madison a new street use permit Wednesday after protesters violated public health and safety conditions and failed to follow the correct processes to renew or amend a permit..." "A neighboring hotel's staff alleged voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters."
  • Dead bats at Madison airport extend rabies worries

    08/18/2011 5:33:48 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-17-11 | Dinesh Ramde
    Federal health officials don't know yet whether a bat that made its way onto a jet earlier this month had rabies, but new reports of dead bats at the Wisconsin airport where the flight originated have added another level of caution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the dead bats at the Madison airport raise concerns because bats usually don't die in open areas unless they are sick or injured. Baggage handlers reported the bats to investigators after hearing that the Aug. 5 Delta Flight 5121 had reported a live bat on the plane. There was a concern...
  • Madison Lefties Say Democracy Died With the Geese

    07/12/2011 6:45:38 PM PDT · by bigbob · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-12-11 | Tim Graham
    Somehow, liberal Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, Wisconsin is still too conservative for some. The Capital Times reports there will be a protest (or a "memorial service for fallen fowl") tomorrow to denounce the city's unannounced Canada goose roundup. Leftist animal advocates said democracy died with the geese: "This is a chance for us to get together and mourn the loss to the community not only of the geese, but of the democratic process. We want to know the mayor and the Parks Commission know that we're not going to go away," says Kathie Free of Madison, an organizer of...
  • Indoctrination Fridays: Teacher's Lesson Compares Scott Walker to White Segregationist

    07/01/2011 8:02:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2011 | Kyle Olsen
    A paper published by several college professors, entitled Organizing the Curriculum for Labor Consciousness, calls for more weaving of Big Labor history and tactics into every day curriculum. Take the case of Kate Lyman, a teacher in the Madison, Wisconsin school district. According to an article she penned for the leftist Rethinking Schools magazine, she was swept into the protests by her daughter and Facebook, because “that’s how they did it in Egypt.” When teacher staged a “sick out,” Lyman described it as “four exhilarating days, four confusing days, four stressful and exhausting days.” For the record, she’s speaking of...
  • Naked bike ride to proceed Saturday despite court ruling (Madison, WI---Yuck)

    A Dane County judge ruled against naked bike riders Friday, declining to issue a temporary injunction to keep them from possibly being cited for disorderly conduct at a Downtown Madison event Saturday. Judge Maryann Sumi said participants in the World Naked Bike Ride do not have a constitutional right to be naked in public and that police should have the full range of laws at their disposal. Afterward, one of the ride's organizers said the event will go on.
  • Wis. Union Protesters Disrupt Special Olympics Ceremony (Dressed as zombies)

    06/08/2011 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 120 replies · 1+ views
    MacIverInstitute ^ | 6/8/11 | MacIverInstitute - youtube
    Really ugly.
  • ‘Walkerville’ camp at Capitol Square in the works to protest budget (here we go again)

    06/02/2011 10:21:05 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 6/2/2011 | SANDY CULLEN and MARY SPICUZZA
    With lawmakers gearing up for a vote on the state budget, a “Walkerville” camp similar to the one that sprang up during the protests at the state Capitol earlier this year may be returning this weekend — this time to the terraces of Mifflin and Carroll streets. We Are Wisconsin, an alliance of community groups, labor unions and others, has asked the city for a permit to set up the camp across from the Capitol to provide information about Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposals and efforts to recall Republican legislators who voted to eliminate bargaining rights for most public employees.
  • Records detail threats, emotions and bad judgment during protests (Madison Wisconsin)

    05/12/2011 12:26:59 PM PDT · by UB355 · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal ^ | 5/12/2011 | Bruce Vielmetti
    More than 100 pages of public records released Thursday reveal again how high emotion, bad judgment and anti-social media combined in February to generate a nationwide investigation of threats against Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers on both sides of his budget-repair bill. Emails, Twitter streams, Facebook and Craigslist postings, phone calls and even a few notes sent by U.S. mail ranged from overt threats of violence to promises of political retaliation to benign-sounding requests for investigations of lawmakers' actions. A surprising number of even the most vile messages came from readily-identifiable senders. The vast majority of about 90 matters referred...
  • 994 Special Topic: Renewing Socialism (UW Madison Sociology course-barf)

    04/28/2011 7:47:17 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 5 replies
    Havens Center ^ | UW Madison Havens Center
    This is actually a course at UW Madison for sociology graduate students. One of the topics calls for a violent overthrow of the capitalist system. The head of the UW Havens center is part of the Wisconsin Wave, a left wing organization behind the union protests.
  • Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addresses Wisconsin (VIDEO)

    04/16/2011 3:29:17 PM PDT · by bigbob · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 4-16-11 | Wisconsin Reporter via Youtube
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin headlines a "Tax Day" rally outside the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin. Palin was quick to criticize President Barack Obama while emphasizing the importance of the 2012 election period. State authorities estimate 6,500 people were at the rally. Recorded Saturday, April 16, 2011.
  • Voice message revels that Madison teacher "sickout" was actually a wildcat strike

    04/11/2011 9:33:33 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 8 replies
    WIBA AM ^ | 2011/04/11 | vicki mckenna
    Listen to this podcast. It details how the MTI (Madison teachers union) used a phone tree to initiate a sickout strike in Madison. Wildcat strikes are illegal in Wisconsin as a public employee.
  • Wis. lawmaker asks [Federal] AG to look into voting issues

    04/09/2011 11:30:00 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 180 replies
    Stamford Advocate.com ^ | April 9, 2011 | AP
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is asking for a federal investigation into the surprise discovery of 14,000 votes in Waukesha County for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The Wisconsin Democrat sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Friday night asking him to assign the Justice Department Public Integrity Section. It oversees the federal prosecution of election crimes.
  • Live Thread: Wis Assembly passes budget repair bill 53-42

    03/10/2011 10:48:58 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 483 replies
    Ongoing LIVE!
  • Did Police Ignore "Hippie" rave in Wis. Capitol and 'Bro Down' with Protesters?

    03/07/2011 8:49:18 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/25/2011 | John Seidel
    They were images that were odd, and to some shocking. In the halls of the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday, young people banged drums, danced around, and blew horns as socialists and Marxist signs looked on. It was a scene described to The Blaze by a disgusted observer as a drug and alcohol-infested rave that Capitol police ignored. And while the Capitol Police deny those charges, it seems one prominent protester noticed something interesting, too.
  • Michael Moore: "America is not broke"

    03/06/2011 7:03:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 6, 2011 | Peter Finocchiario
    The documentary filmmaker was in Wisconsin yesterday, slamming Republicans for cutting union benefits. Michael Moore has a message for Wisconsinites: Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe -- so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had -- America is not broke. The claim came at the beginning of a speech delivered by the documentary filmmaker and liberal firebrand at the Wisconsin State Captiol yesterday. Over the course of 30 minutes, Moore railed against Republicans, who he accused of misleading the American public when they claim that...
  • Milroy says guv's rhetoric caused rising tensions

    03/04/2011 11:01:22 AM PST · by bigbob · 11 replies
    Wispolitics dot com ^ | 3-5-11 | Greg Bump
    Milroy says guv's rhetoric caused rising tensions Rep. Nick Milroy says he's got no bruises or scrapes from being tackled last night by an officer trying to keep him from entering the Capitol. While physically he's fine, Milroy told reporters this morning he's "disgusted" by the policies this week that he says led to the incident. "My biggest frustration has been the lack of leadership from the governor," the Dem from South Range said. Milroy said Walker has continued to escalate the tensions at the Capitol by refusing to sit down and negotiate a compromise to his plan to end...
  • State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million

    03/03/2011 6:02:14 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 59 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/3/2011 | Don Walker
    Madison - State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million...
  • One Person Arrested on Plaza Outside State Street Entrance

    03/01/2011 9:50:49 PM PST · by bigbob · 11 replies
    Wisconsin DOA Blog ^ | 3-1-11 | Capitol Police
    During the Governor's Budget Address an individual, later identified as William M. Gruber of California, breached the closed plaza perimeter multiple times. Each time he was asked to leave and was escorted out. After his third breach he once again laid down on the plaza as he had done before. Upon his third breach when asked again to leave, he instead ran toward the Capitol building and was apprehended. He was subsequently transported to the Dane County Public Safety Building. He has been charged with State Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.
  • Young Socialist Reveals Popular ‘Noodles & Company‘ Restaurant Is Harsh ’Dictatorship’

    03/01/2011 11:09:00 AM PST · by chickadee · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/1/2011
    Aaron Kennedy, the founder of Noodles, grew up on a farm with few to no connections to money. Like my friend Rob, Kennedy also studied at the University of Wisconsin. At 29, while eating at a Chinese restaurant, Kennedy had an idea, and scribbled his business plan on a napkin. Scraping some money together from his friends and family and maxing out eight credit cards, Kennedy opened the first Noodles in his basement, and then put together a team with whom he’d build and operate 100 Noodles branches all on their own. It is now a $75 million franchise with...
  • Capitol Access Information (Wisconsin Dept. of Administration)

    03/01/2011 12:03:38 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Building Access Reminder: Visitors wishing to enter the Capitol will only be allowed to enter through the King Street entrance. Visitors without appointments may need to wait in line until visitors already inside the building leave the Capitol to make room for new visitors. These procedures have been in effect at the Capitol since this morning. --Capitol Police
  • Live Thread... Clearing of the Wisconsin Capitol

    02/27/2011 1:44:48 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 234 replies · 1+ views
    Ustream ^ | Ustream
    The Rotunda continues to fill up as the 4pm deadline approaches. The Ustream video showed an almost empty Rotunda 35 minutes ago. Now the Rotunda is packed.
  • Society: Physician actions as reported unacceptable

    02/21/2011 5:00:08 PM PST · by bigbob · 22 replies
    Wisconsin Medical Society ^ | 2-21-11 | Timothy Bartholow, MD
    Physician actions as reported unacceptable Statement attributable to Timothy Bartholow, MD, Senior Vice President of Member Services, Policy Planning and Physician Professional Development Madison, Wis. (February 21, 2011) – The Wisconsin Medical Society was notified during the weekend that physicians may have been writing work excuses for people attending rallies at the state Capitol in a manner that is not consistent with acceptable medical practices. If these reports are accurate, the Society does not condone these actions under any circumstances. We are aware that the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, the entity that licenses and disciplines physicians, has received information about...
  • Jesse Jackson Shows Up in Madison

    02/18/2011 10:52:53 AM PST · by Obadiah · 25 replies
    2/18/01 | Vanity
    With helicopters hovering overhead and bused in crowds jeering in red, it is clear that media cameras and microphones must be near because the Rev. Jesse Jackson has just shown to the Madison protest. Jackson was seen glad handing through the crowd with the requisite TV cameras lapping it all up.
  • Athens in Mad Town A seminal showdown between public unions and taxpayers.

    02/18/2011 8:04:13 AM PST · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 Feb 2011
    For Americans who don't think the welfare state riots of France or Greece can happen here, we recommend a look at the union and Democratic Party spectacle now unfolding in Wisconsin. Over the past few days, thousands have swarmed the state capital and airwaves to intimidate lawmakers and disrupt Governor Scott Walker's plan to level the playing field between taxpayers and government unions. Mr. Walker's very modest proposal would take away the ability of most government employees to collectively bargain for benefits. They could still bargain for higher wages, but future wage increases would be capped at the federal Consumer...
  • A Liberal Meltdown in Wisconsin [The First of Many Dems Nightmares]

    02/17/2011 1:59:03 PM PST · by 92nina · 36 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-02-17 | Joshua Culling
    The Wisconsin State Capitol is currently locked down. Pro-union protesters are intimidating legislators by pounding on windows, screaming insults and vandalising public property. Above is a picture of union protestors, many of whom are teachers who called off sick to storm the Capitol. Teacher strikes are illegal in Wisconsin. The Senate needs 20 members present for a quorum; there are 19 Republicans. Sen. Roberta Darling (R) told the media today that all Democrat Senators are on a bus heading out of the state so as to avoid quorum. The police have been dispatched to find them and drag them back...
  • leftist ANSWER WI National Guard to not do their duty (BARF ALERT)

    02/17/2011 11:58:20 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 46 replies
    Tens of thousands of workers and students are occupying the Capitol Building in Madison, Wis., trying to stop Gov. Scott Walker and his allies from passing legislation designed to strip public-sector workers of collective bargaining rights, and to bust their unions. Walker has announced that he is preparing to call out the National Guard and other law enforcement officers. In response, March Forward!, an organization of active-duty service members and veterans, has issued the following open letter to the Wisconsin National Guard. Please share it far and wide on Facebook and other social media websites. To our brothers and sisters...
  • Senate Democrats plan to boycott Thursday vote on Walker's budget plan (hiding)

    02/17/2011 10:17:17 AM PST · by milwguy · 26 replies
    jsonline ^ | 2/17/2011 | jason stein
    Law enforcement are now searching for Democratic senators boycotting a Senate vote on Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair plan Thursday in an attempt to bring the lawmakers to the floor to allow Republicans to move forward on the bill. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said that Democrats were "not showing up for work" and that police were searching for them to bring them to the floor. He said the last time such an action had happened was in the 1990s and said he was not sure how much authority law enforcement officials would have to compel Democrats to show up....
  • ASM endorses [Student] walkout (UW Madison student association)

    02/17/2011 6:06:42 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 24 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | 2/17/2011 | Emily Coban
    The student government voted in support of endorsing a campus-wide student walkout in opposition of the proposed budget repair bill during their meeting Wednesday evening. The Associated Students of Madison voted in favor of supporting the walkout, which encourages University of Wisconsin students to abstain from attending classes on Thursday as part of the rallies taking place in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal.
  • United Council Calls for Student Action across the State

    02/17/2011 5:43:10 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 30 replies
    United Council of UW Students ^ | 2/16/2011 | United Council commies
    Following the announcement of the UW –Madison Teaching Assistants Association “Teach Out” tomorrow, United Council of UW Students calls for a day of action in support of faculty and staff of the University, public employees across the state, and the values of Wisconsin. Take action on Thursday February 17th! Join in as Universities across the state of Wisconsin walk-out of classes, hold teach-ins to educate why the Governor’s budget repair bill is an attack on Wisconsin values, and rally for the right to negotiate benefits and fight for fair pay and fair conditions. Click here to read United Council's Statement...
  • Conservative students kicked out of pro-Palestinian speech (UW milwaukee)

    12/16/2010 6:12:04 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 51 replies
    12/16/2010 | Myself
    Me and four other conservative students attended a speech given by Hatem Abudayyehn, a member of the Palestinian Solidarity Group. Hatem has been accused of funneling money to terrorist groups in Palestine. The UWM Students for a Democratic Society sponsored the speech. We were kicked out almost immediately after one of our group decided to film Hatem's speech. We were going to ask a question about his feelings about Israel and the Holocaust, but we were unable. Yes, the SDS did call the cops, and we were removed by them. A member of the Palestinian Solidarity Movement gave an intro,...
  • Badger football goes carbon-neutral this season

    11/01/2010 7:09:01 AM PDT · by Sopater · 21 replies
    The Daily Cardinal ^ | September 14, 2009 | Kelsey Gunderson
    UW-Madison athletics officials have created a unique way to use the UW Badgers' home football season to reduce carbon emissions. According to Justin Doherty, UW-Madison assistant athletic director, the effort to create a "carbon-neutral" football season involves offsetting the amount of carbon that is expended during home football games because of practices like fans traveling to and from the game and the use of electricity. He said along with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UW-Madison calculated the amount of carbon emitted at home football games and will pay for carbon "credits" as a part of the Chicago Climate...
  • Roughly 26,500 people attend President's address at UW campus (they lie again)

    09/28/2010 8:51:23 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 59 replies · 1+ views
    WKOW TV ^ | 09/27/10 | WKOW
    MADISON (WKOW) -- President Obama said Democrats are not just going to win the election, we are going to bring back the American dream. President Obama told the thousands of students he needs them fired up to vote. UW Police estimated 26,500 people attended the President's address. Library Mall had approximately 17,200 people, the rest of the people were on Bascom Hill and in front of Science Hall, East Campus Mall and a portion of State Street Mall. UW Police say prior to the gates opening, people formed a line that stretched for 1.1 miles waiting to enter the event.
  • UW Students Fined for Dragging 20-foot City Maple into Apartment

    06/05/2010 7:06:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies · 375+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | June 5, 2010 | JAne Burns
    Two UW-Madison students woke up with a maple tree in their living room Saturday morning, then spent part of the day replanting it because they were the ones who had dragged it there in the first place. Thomas Schroeder, 21, of Menomonee Falls, and Brenton Neuharth, 21, from Eureka, S.D., were issued citations for damage to property for taking a newly planted tree out of the ground on a terrace between West Main and South Broom streets. Madison police were alerted to it by Keith and Karen Weiss, who were returning from the Dane County Farmers’ Market and noticed an...
  • (UW Madison Prof says:) Flotilla raid 'a carefully planned action' (BARF WORTHY)

    06/01/2010 11:52:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies · 483+ views
    Jennifer Loewenstein, a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, says Israel's deadly attack on the Freedom Flotilla was a "very carefully planned action" subsidized by the United States. The Gaza Freedom Flotilla, which was carrying food and medical supplies to Gaza, came under fire early Monday morning by Israeli navy forces in international waters more than 150km off the coast of Gaza. Twenty international activists are reported to have been killed and 50 others injured in the incident. The following is the transcript of Press TV's interview with Jennifer Loewenstein: Press TV: The first question that comes to...
  • Naked Bike Ride in Madison looking good

    05/26/2010 7:11:29 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 36 replies · 1,685+ views
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 5/16/10 | GEORGE HESSELBERG
    Efforts to herd clothed, scantily clad and unclad bicyclists together for a potentially uncomfortable Madison tour on World Naked Bike Ride day have flopped in the past. But next month, they just might pull it off. Or at least most of it. There has been no official announcement, but there have been posters, and several informal meetings in the Rathskeller at the Memorial Union on campus. An earnest discussion group is maintained at Yahoo.com and news has circulated among bicycle groups. NOTE: The image in this story may be considered by some to be mildly not safe for work/children (Similar...
  • Ann Coulter at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee tonight

    04/20/2010 7:10:37 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 9 replies · 822+ views
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    Ann Coulter came to UWM tonight, with few incidents. A croud of leftist Zombies (yes Zombies) tried to crash Coulter but failed to get past security. Coulter tore up the leftists, ripped on zerobama, and the leftist protesters.
  • Cynicism of pro-gun lobby obscene

    06/01/2009 4:05:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies · 1,081+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 6/01/2009 | Dave Zweifel
    This is why the American people believe Congress is among the country's sleaziest institutions. Recently when the Senate and House were debating the bill to make credit card companies more accountable and to stop them from arbitrarily changing the rules for their customers, Sen. Tom Coburn, the right-wing flamethrower from Oklahoma, decided that this would be a perfect opportunity to play some mischief. Coburn has been trying for the past couple of years to allow people to carry concealed weapons in our national parks, but even when his party had more power than now, he couldn't get that proposal passed....
  • Political tides turn in Maple Bluff...("Communism isn't so bad,""It just means you share.")

    05/13/2009 8:33:00 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 1,346+ views
    http://www.madison.com ^ | 5/06/2009 | Mike Ivey
    When our family moved to Wisconsin in the mid 1960s, Dad found us a little two-story Cape Cod in the village of Maple Bluff. By all appearances it was a perfect starter home for an insurance claims man and his wife, featuring a backyard big enough to punt a football in and an elm tree with a swing, all within walking distance of Lakewood Elementary School. But my folks, swept up in the civil rights and anti-war movements, soon discovered they were out of step with some of their new neighbors in the conservative suburb on Lake Mendota's northeast shore....
  • Code Pink won't let up [That's a good thing]

    01/20/2009 3:59:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 753+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 1/20/2009 | John Nichols
    During the course of the Bush/Cheney interregnum, millions of Americans resisted the worst excesses of a lawless and irresponsible administration that led this country into wars of whim, sanctioned torture and extraordinary rendition, embarked upon a spying regimen that made a mockery of the right to privacy, and destroyed the system of checks and balances that was supposed to protect the republic from monarchical abuse. Each year during a period of democratic decline that was so aptly anticipated by Jefferson with his 18th century reference to "the reign of the witches," we honored Most Valuable Progressives -- groups and individuals...
  • Peace Activists Fined in Federal Court

    01/12/2009 4:43:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 685+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | January 12, 2009 | Kevin Murphy
    In what may be the beginning of a campaign to talk soldiers out of deploying to Iraq, 12 peace activists were fined Monday in federal court for trespassing last summer at Fort McCoy in west central Wisconsin. Members of Voices for Creative Nonviolence were arrested in August by base police at the main gate of the 67,000-acre military installation during a walk from Chicago to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. The activists said they wanted to "dialogue" with soldiers to tell them their Fort McCoy Training would leave them woefully unprepared for what they would face in...
  • Hunters do bang-up job [anti-"people with guns", especially hunters loses his cookies]

    12/21/2008 11:21:17 AM PST · by SJackson · 96 replies · 2,605+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 12/20/2008 | Joel McNally
    To make up for years of writing that tends to annoy people with guns, let me take this opportunity to congratulate Wisconsin's deer hunters on a job well done. For decades now, I've written one of the few columns in the state about deer hunting from the deer's point of view. And every year I receive a flood of communications from hunters informing me how totally ignorant I am. What I fail to realize, they patiently explain, is the vital role in wildlife management hunters perform for deer when they go Up North to blow away Bambi's mother. If they...
  • Why gun owners are running scared [while their wives visit male strippers]

    11/25/2008 6:01:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 108 replies · 3,822+ views
    Gazette Extra ^ | 11-25-08 | JOEL MCNALLY
    When deer hunting season opens this weekend, Wisconsin’s poor deer hunters are going to be at even more of a disadvantage than usual in their annual attempt to match wits with highly intelligent animals. This year, deer hunters are going to be burdened by carrying heaping armloads of guns into the woods with them. Deer hunters and other gun lovers have been absolutely terrified ever since Nov. 4 that President-elect Barack Obama is going to swoop down on their homes and confiscate all their guns. In a panic, thousands of gun owners have raced to their nearest gun dealers to...