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  • U of Wisconsin: A Funny Halloween Costume is Oppressive

    10/22/2015 8:32:42 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 10/22/15 | Aurelius
    The Center for Cultural Enrichment (CCE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is warning students that if your Halloween costume is funny, it's more than likely that you're exploiting oppressed people. That message, along with other suggestions about avoiding "cultural appropriation," was posted on fliers around campus in the previous few days. Sheets of paper were put up in different buildings at the college titled, "Does my Halloween Costume Promote Cultural Appropriation?" It asks questions about your Halloween costume, then answers how that could be oppressing people: "Is your costume racially, ethnically, or culturally based?" the sheet asks. "If it is,...
  • Madison City Council overrides [Mayor's] VETO; Adds Homelessness as a Protected Class

    06/21/2015 11:11:13 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies
    Das Kapitol Times ^ | June 17, 2015 | Bryna Godar
    The Madison City Council overrode Mayor Paul Soglin’s veto Tuesday evening, adding homelessness as a protected class under its Equal Opportunities Ordinance. The change adds homelessness to classifications like age, disability, arrest record, sexual orientation, political beliefs and others, providing limited protection against discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. "It's very narrow, very slim part of the law," said Department of Civil Rights director Lucia Nuńez. The 17-1 vote came after hours of testimony and debate that coupled the ordinance change with the overarching concern of how to address the city’s issues with homelessness. “We have a reputation. We...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Video from Madison Tax Day Tea Party (mostly of counterprotesters gone wild)

    04/18/2012 11:35:10 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | RPK74m
    This video shows how low the left has sunk in Wisconsin. WARNING, the video does contain some graphic language (a lefty shouting a sick insult at Rebecca Kleefisch), thus it is not child/work safe.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wis. lawmaker asks [Federal] AG to look into voting issues

    04/09/2011 11:30:00 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 180 replies
    Stamford ^ | 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.
  • Anarchists, Socialists threaten conservative blogger Althouse (Madison, WI)

    03/17/2011 1:29:55 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 17 replies
    Scribd ^ | Anarchists/ISO
    A Communication from Operation:Countertroll to Ann Althouse and “Meade” Because of their extensive, lifelong, union freeloading (Althouse, the breadwinner of their pathetic, sexual-frustration driven “family” is an AAUP freeloader, a public sectorsecondary education freeloader, a University of Michigan freeloader, a University of Colorado freeloader and, most disgustingly to us, a University of Wisconsin Freeloader),their movement freeloading (they have greatly enhanced their reputation and socialcurrency both within her nauseating Tory brotherhood they represent and across theinternet by wandering around Madison lying about all they see) their repeated lies andgeneral commitment to irresponsible citizen-journalism (how dare they sneak around anongoing citizen protest...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • The Biggest Rally in WI History!!! (BARF ALERT)

    02/25/2011 10:07:16 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 28 replies
    Here's the information on the Lib rally from Facebook... -------------------------------------------------------- Please share this and invite everyone!! Another big rally planned for Saturday - Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine, who I heard was AMAZING on Monday) and Peter Yarrow (from Peter Paul and Mary) will be playing at 1p. They're hoping for another 80,000 crowd - will you be able to make it? (Please repost! - And you out-of-towners, Madison is an awesome place to be right now, you should make a roadtrip!)
  • 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...
  • Wisconsin Demonstrates against Scott Waker's War on Unions (Barf)

    02/15/2011 1:30:43 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 32 replies
    The AWL ^ | 2/15/2011
    Yesterday we noted the details of a bill introduced by Wisconsin's new Tea Party Republican Governor Scott Walker that would increase payments from public sector employees while eliminating collective bargaining powers for unions (including teachers)—while also introducing unprecedented executive powers to terminate state employees with little due process. In passing, Walker mentioned plans to call in the National Guard, if necessary. It's an announcement that rankled many (maybe intentionally), including the 100,000-member "voice of America's 21st century patriots" organization VoteVets: "Veterans are strongly objecting to Governor Scott Walker's inappropriate threat…."
  • UW Workers in Peril (Barf- Email I received)

    02/14/2011 9:58:30 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 24 replies
    United Council of UW Students ^ | Feb 13th, 2011 | Commies in Madison
    UW Workers in Peril Alert: On February 11th Governor Scott Walker proposed his Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Repair Bill. In response, United Council representing 140,000 students on 20 campuses across the UW System, stresses the importance of protecting our students. “Students are innovators. They create the business and industry of the future. We want those students here, in Wisconsin. We want their work to generate more jobs in Wisconsin, rather than at other universities in other states. We are the future, Governor Walker. Students make Wisconsin great, and students are Wisconsin’s only hope,” commented United Council President Kirk Cychosz, a...
  • Obama at (UW Madison) Rally... "Change is going to come" (BARF)

    09/29/2010 5:55:49 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Associated Press
    Watch the youtube video at the link.... Mega barf
  • 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.
  • AAR- President Obama's speech in Madison and protest

    09/28/2010 8:17:49 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 23 replies
    So, Obama came to Madison this evening. He was lying through his teeth, saying that Republicans were going to cut student financial aid, send jobs overseas, and increase taxes on the middle class. I was seated on Bascom Hill, so I was not in the rally. I held up a Walker for Governor sign and was called an idiot and a nazi for doing so by some older woman (likely a professor or faculty member). What was distrubing was the lack of UW-Madison College Republican support.
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Prosecutor to consider charges in UW sheep deaths [WI-Special Prosecutor]

    06/03/2010 6:06:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies · 279+ views
    MADISON (AP) - A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to determine whether to file criminal charges against nine UW-Madison researchers and officials responsible for experiments that killed sheep. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Amy Smith appointed Madison lawyer David Geier to consider whether to file charges over experiments in which sheep were killed through decompression. Animal rights groups, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, filed a petition seeking criminal charges against 14 UW-Madison employees. Smith found probable cause that nine of them violated the law directly or as party to a crime. The petition came after Dane...
  • (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 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...
  • Jews, Muslims Clash at Wisconsin University

    05/02/2010 2:07:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies · 3,223+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5-2-10 | Maayana Miskin
    Maayana Miskin Jewish and Muslim students clashed Thursday at an event at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, according to the local paper Journal Sentinel. The clash left one Jewish student wounded and a Muslim student under arrest. University officials plan to investigate the incident. The story began as Jewish students held a celebration in honor of Israel's recent Independence Day outside the student union offices. A group of students from the Muslim Student Association came to the event and began yelling at those present, accusing Israel of mistreating Arabs. "We didn't go there intending to cause trouble, we just...
  • BREAKING NEWS: 16 students detained during protests

    03/04/2010 6:15:13 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 58 replies · 1,117+ views
    UWM Post ^ | 3/4/2010 | Post Staff
    6 UW-Milwaukee students were detained this afternoon during a tuition rally, 15 of which were arrested. The rally began at noon in the UWM Union and moved towards Chapman Hall, home to the offices of many top UWM administrators, where the students were arrested. UWM Police Chief Michael Marzion said the various charges against students include obstructing justice and disorderly conduct. During a press conference, Marzion said that the protest became violent and students were attempting to force their way into Chapman Hall. He said that police made a decision to not allow students into Chapman Hall because a large...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Only Universities have This Kind of Head Executive

    05/31/2008 10:56:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 54 replies · 336+ views
    National Review ^ | Friday, May 30, 2008 | [Travis Kavulla]
    Can you be an obscure, self-indulged, theory-laden, post-modern scholar and manage to be an effective university president?  University of Wisconsin at Madison is hoping “yes.” It has picked Biddy Martin, Cornell provost and women’s studies professor, as its new chancellor. Her best-known work is a little something called Femininity Played Straight, which features chapters entitled “Sexualities without Gender and Other Queer Utopias” and “Teaching Feminism.” The one review that has picked up on the book is truncated to a single sentence, though it pretty much sums up the obtuseness of Ms Martin’s field: “Martin's eccentric use of the body...
  • Police make several arrests possibly connected to Zimmermann case

    04/07/2008 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 17 replies · 170+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 4/7/2008 | Cara Harshman
    Madison police have made numerous arrests of possible suspects in the continuing homicide investigation of 21-year old University of Wisconsin junior Brittany Zimmermann, police announced today. Among those arrested on probation holds or previous offenses unrelated to Zimmerman’s murder is the man who was seen going door to door in the Bassett neighborhood — including entering a home on West Washington Avenue — asking for $40 to fix a flat tire. According to City Council President Mike Verveer, District 4, police have a photo and the name of the man who intruded the house on West Washington Avenue but are...
  • Michelle Obama: Barack Knows We Need Inspiration (Barf Alert)

    02/18/2008 5:26:33 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 23 replies · 382+ views ^ | February 18, 2008 | Judith Davidoff
    In seeking voters for her husband in Tuesday's presidential primary, Michelle Obama spoke with heartfelt empathy to the millions for whom the American Dream has been elusive. "There's a bar that's shifting and moving," Obama told a crowd of about 800 at the Overture Center's Capitol Theater this afternoon. "Most Americans can't catch the bar." And when people can't catch the bar, Obama said, they get tired, cynical and fearful and they pass those frustrations on to the next generation. "I'm here because I don't want that for my girls," said Obama, who has two young daughters with Democratic presidential...
  • Capital Times Unveils Major Shift to Internet (Leftist Print Media Dying!)

    02/07/2008 12:38:43 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 63+ views ^ | February 7, 2008 | Staff Writer
    Late this spring The Capital Times will dramatically enhance its Internet site as well as alter its print frequency from six days to two days per week to address changing habits of afternoon newspaper readers, company executives announced Thursday. Publisher Clayton Frink said the newspaper's online site,, will feature increased volume, depth and timeliness of news, opinion and other information. He said the printed edition of the newspaper will expand its distribution by about five times and switch from six-day publication to two weekly tabloid-size editions."The Capital Times has been a progressive media voice in Madison for 90 years,...
  • New South American alliance gives hope (BARF ALERT)

    05/08/2007 2:11:53 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 7 replies · 617+ views
    The (People's) Daily Cardinal ^ | 5/8/07 | Enye Langree
    We live in a world that at times seems to be crumbling beneath us, slowly suffocating from the pollution, wars and grinding poverty that blanket much of the planet. The crisis in Darfur screams soundlessly into the abyss that is television news. Attempts to censor the Internet are blossoming everywhere, and a federal investigation recently found that six of eight reconstruction “successes” in Iraq are actually failures. Meanwhile, the world waves a languid hand at the problems and settles back to sleep. Then again, Paris Hilton just got sentenced to 45 days in jail, so maybe there is some justice...
  • Campus Anti-war Network defends protest message (Barf Alert)

    05/03/2007 11:19:27 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 14 replies · 498+ views
    The (People's) Daily Cardinal ^ | 5/3/2005 | Kate Losey and Ryan Olander
    Recently, we read an opinion piece by Steve Lawrence, a UW freshman. This article, published on April 24, was entitled “War protest errs from focus.” In this article Mr. Lawrence takes what has been called a “myopic view” of the situation but is, in reality, a scathing attack on a movement he supposedly wants to be a part of. First, the anti-war movement on this campus must include anyone and everyone who is dedicated to stopping this horrific and disastrous war on the Iraqi people, but it can not exclude all other ideas. Many people in Campus Anti-war Network see...
  • Societal strife gives Marxism renewed clout (Mega Barf)

    05/02/2007 6:12:46 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 19 replies · 522+ views
    The Badger Herald ^ | 5/2/07 | Paul Pryse
    We frequently hear from academics, including more than a few UW political science professors, that Marxism is dead. However, the British government may be having second thoughts. In a report forecasting political trends over the next 30 years, the British Ministry of Defense predicts, “The middle classes could become a revolutionary class, taking the role envisaged for the proletariat by Marx.” The report argues that mounting personal debt and a failing retirement system may fuel disillusionment in capitalism, and “the world’s middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class...
  • Damage blamed on frustration [Anti-war protesters]

    03/21/2007 8:20:20 AM PDT · by MotleyGirl70 · 31 replies · 999+ views ^ | 3/20/07 | MEG JONES and DON BEHM
    Some predict violent protest may be sign of things to come One day after 21 people were arrested during a demonstration that vandalized a U.S. Army recruiting office on Milwaukee's east side, Wisconsin peace activist groups on Tuesday said some protesters might increasingly turn to destruction as their frustrations mount. Violent Protest Photo/Rick WoodIt's the third time in about two years that Doug Mack, a glass installer for T&L Glass, has had to replace broken glass at the Army recruiting office on Oakland Ave. Mack replaced the glass Tuesday. Related Coverage Editorial: Protest just plain juvenile Monday night's violence was...
  • [Anti-War] Protesters must speak up (Get the barf bag)

    03/14/2007 7:51:03 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 9 replies · 326+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 3/14/07 | Paul Pryse
    On Monday, March 5, Tina Richards, the mother of an Iraq veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, entered the halls of Congress looking for answers. What she found was U.S. Rep. Dave Obey, D-Wis. According to a YouTube video, Ms. Richards, in a chance encounter with Mr. Obey, asked why the Democrats refuse to cut funding for the war. The problem, Mr. Obey explained, is not with Congress but with “idiot liberals.” For five minutes, Mr. Obey angrily berated the Marine mom on her lack of understanding of congressional procedure before storming off. Ms. Richardson, who sold her house to...
  • Students protest CIA recruitment (Barf from the Moscow on Mendota)

    02/15/2007 11:59:41 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 40 replies · 935+ views
    The Badger Herald ^ | 2/15/07 | Alexandra Rogers
    More than a dozen University of Wisconsin students gathered on Bascom Hill Wednesday to protest the CIA recruitment and education event being held at North Hall. UW senior Nick Limback said the protest, which was organized by students of the Campus Antiwar Network and the Student Labor Action Coalition, was meant to inform and educate students about the CIA’s role in government policy as well as the organization’s “wrongs.” “We wanted to raise awareness about the human rights abuses that the CIA has committed and is currently committing,” Limback said. Limback said the CIA has acted violently to protect business...
  • Students support soldier’s protest (Barf Alert from the Moscow on Mendota)

    02/06/2007 9:08:46 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 12 replies · 429+ views
    Badger Herald ^ | 2/6/2007 | Nick Penzenstadler
    With a banner waving high over University Avenue, a group of University of Wisconsin students showed their support Monday morning for a U.S. military officer facing court martial after refusing to fight in Iraq. The Associated Press reported Monday that Lt. Ehren Watada from Honolulu faces “charges of conduct unbecoming of an officer” after calling the U.S. occupation of Iraq an “illegal war.” Watada faces up to four years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. “It was encouraging to see so many people beeping [their car horns] in support of the war resisters,” said Chris Dols, a Campus Antiwar Network...
  • Speaker Backs War in UW Talk; D'Souza Says Progressives Bear Some Responsibility

    01/31/2007 2:01:19 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies · 510+ views ^ | January 31, 2007 | Samara Kalk Derby
    Conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza, who has drawn outrage for his new book that blames "the cultural left" for 9/11, spent half of his talk at the University of Wisconsin Tuesday night defending the war in Iraq. Iraq has become, perhaps unwittingly, the centerpiece for the war on terror, D'Souza told a group of about 800 in the Union Theater who had come to hear the speaker as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series. Recently, while visiting a different college campus, D'Souza said he was asked if, in retrospect, invading Iraq was a mistake. In retrospect, it would have been better...
  • 9/11 Conspiracy at Public University Kevin Barrett May Be a Fool, but He's OUR Fool

    10/30/2006 6:32:47 PM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 4 replies · 368+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | October 27, 2006 | by David White
    Earlier this month, the folklore department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsored an event billed as "9/11: Folklore and Fact." Held in the university's social sciences building, two leaders in what is known as the "9/11 Truth"—Kevin Barrett and James Fetzer—came to discuss their notion that 9/11 resulted not from the actions of al Qaeda, but from a Bush Administration conspiracy. As Barrett has claimed on many occasions, he doesn't "believe, but knows that 9/11 was an inside job." Considering this event was sponsored and hosted by an institution that is funded by taxpayer dollars, the residents of Wisconsin have...