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  • Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

    12/19/2014 6:21:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-19-2014 | M.D. Kittle
    Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to a previously sealed brief made public Friday. The documents, from an updated complaint filed by conservative plaintiffs in a case against the GAB, appear to support claims that the campaign finance, ethics and election law regulator is a rogue agency. They also show that the GAB considered using the state’s John Doe law to investigate key state conservatives and even national figures, including Fox News’ Sean...
  • More 'Tolerance' From Stalinist Universities

    12/19/2014 12:13:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Honestly, sometimes leftist thought police surprise even me, not so much with their unreasonableness, extremism and tyrannical tactics but with their brazenness in openly showing who they are. Each new day's headlines trump yesterday's. A few weeks ago, Fox News' Todd Starnes reported on a Marquette University student's encounter with his ethics instructor. The professor, Cheryl Abbate, was leading her "Theory of Ethics" class in a discussion about the application of philosophical theories to controversial political issues. Among the issues listed on the blackboard were gay rights, gun rights and the death penalty. Professor Abbate removed gay rights from the...
  • Gannett Reporter Simultaneously Promotes Obama Policy While Covering it “Objectively”

    12/19/2014 12:33:33 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2014
    In a scandalous example of corrupt media supporting the Obama agenda, a mainstream newspaper reporter simultaneously wrote “objective news” about the First Lady’s contentious public school lunch program while secretly promoting it for a district, a Judicial Watch probe has found. It involves a small public school district in Weston Wisconsin. Last month a student at the high school, D.C. Everest High, organized a boycott of the new and despised school lunch, which is part of Michelle Obama’s $4.5 billion law (Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act) to combat childhood obesity and end childhood hunger in low-income neighborhoods. The student, a senior...
  • Cuba’s Fidel Castro Condemns ‘Primitive’ Accusations of Russia’s Role in Boeing Crash

    08/05/2014 12:00:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    ria.ru ^ | August 5, 2014
    BUENOS AIRES, August 5 (RIA Novosti) – Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dismissed Tuesday accusations of Moscow’s alleged role in the deadly Malaysian passenger plane crash as “primitive.” “Accusing the Russian Federation of destroying the Malaysian Boeing during the flight is horrifying primitivism,” Castro wrote in an article published in Cuba’s Granma newspaper. “Neither President Vladimir Putin, nor Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov nor other Russian leaders could have ever done such a stupid thing,” Castro stressed. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. All 298 people on board,...
  • Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably a Good Idea'

    12/18/2014 9:19:23 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | DEC 18, 2014, 11:54 A.M. E.S.T.
    WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked." Paul became the first potential Republican presidential candidate to offer some support for President Barack Obama's decision to try to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba. The president's surprise announcement on Wednesday was slammed by several potential GOP candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who said it amounted to appeasing the Castro regime. Paul said in a radio interview with Tom Roten of...
  • Rand Paul backs Obama on Cuba

    12/18/2014 3:05:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WDIV-TV / CNN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul broke with the field of Republicans considering a 2016 presidential run on Thursday, calling President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba a "good idea" since the American embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked." Paul, a likely presidential candidate, made the remarks in an interview with News Talk 800 WVHU's Tom Roten, just a day after his potential competitors for the Republican nomination -- former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz -- slammed the decision to normalize relations as a dangerous move. Rubio and Cruz are sons of Cuban immigrants. Paul...
  • Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba

    12/18/2014 6:21:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 18, 2014
    Rand Paul Breaks With Rubio and Bush Over Cuba Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the latest potential presidential candidate to weigh in on policy changes to Cuba and the libertarian leaning Republican's position splits from other Republicans who are also considering a presidential run. Paul told Tom Roten of News Talk 800 in West Virginia that the 50-year embargo "just hasn't worked" and normalizing relations with the island nation is "probably a good idea." "If the goal is regime change, it sure doesn't seem to be working and probably it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime...
  • Family of Toddler Injured by SWAT 'Grenade' Faces $1M in Medical Bills

    12/18/2014 11:03:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 64 replies
    ABC News Via Yahoo! ^ | 12/18/14 | ALISON LYNN and MATT GUTMAN
    Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police. But that’s exactly where they found themselves when their toddler was seriously injured by a SWAT team, also leaving them with a $1 million medical bill they have no hope of paying. “They messed up,” Alecia Phonesavanh told ABC News' "20/20." “They had a faulty search warrant. They raided the wrong house.” In the spring of 2014, the Phonesavanh’s home in Janesville, Wisconsin, was destroyed by fire. Homeless with four young children, they packed one of their last remaining...
  • Coalition of Wisconsin business owners opposes right-to-work plan

    12/18/2014 7:11:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 12-17-14 | scotty bauer
    MADISON, Wis. -- A newly formed coalition of more than 300 construction-related private businesses in Wisconsin announced Wednesday that it will work to defeat a right-to-work proposal being discussed by Republican leaders in the Legislature. Formation of the group comes as talks proceed behind the scenes among Republicans who control the Legislature about the timing of a right-to-work bill and what form it may take. Gov. Scott Walker repeated his message Wednesday, during a brief speech to Republican state senators in the Capitol, that he sees right-to-work as a distraction from his agenda. He told lawmakers he wants them focused...
  • Wisconsin won’t admit it, but its new egalitarian policy leads to grading quotas

    12/18/2014 5:41:27 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | December 17, 2014 | W. Lee Hansen
    In July, I wrote about the pressure that University of Wisconsin officials have been exerting on the faculty for greater “equity” on campus. My “Madness in Madison” essay pointed out that university administrators are so caught up in egalitarian groupthink that they want to reduce or eliminate differences in students’ choice of majors and in the distribution of grades. That essay elicited a defensive reaction from the university. Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims stated in a July 22, 2014 press release that UW’s diversity plan does not entail “a quota system for apportioning grades by race.” Bringing up quotas, however,...
  • Marquette's John McAdams suspended after criticizing TA on gay marriage discussion

    12/17/2014 9:36:03 AM PST · by UB355 · 45 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 12/17/2014 | Karen Herzog
    John McAdams, a Marquette University associate professor, says he is being "treated like a potential terrorist" after being suspended with pay and banned from campus while the university investigates his conduct, presumably because he publicly criticized a teaching assistant for not allowing discussion of gay marriage in an ethics class. A student had objected to the teaching assistant's handling of the class discussion weeks ago and, after class, recorded his conversation with her. The teaching assistant told the student that "some opinions are not appropriate, such as racist opinions, sexist opinions." She suggested if someone in the class were homosexual,...
  • Wise Warren and Crazy Cruz

    12/17/2014 3:49:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by Tim Graham.Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. Then there are the similarities: Both were elected in 2012, both have Harvard on their resume and both are mentioned as presidential material. But the media's read of the two demonstrates an unquestionable slant. Both senators have shaken up the Senate over heavy spending and regulation. When Warren does it, she's promoted as a profile in courage, standing up for fairness. When Cruz does it, he's a selfish brat causing meltdowns. On...
  • Ted Cruz: Hillary will be president if we nominate another moderate

    12/16/2014 5:14:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    He didn’t say whether he had a particular moderate in mind. Any theories? Cruz, a deeply conservative Texas Republican and likely 2016 candidate himself, called Bush a “good governor in Florida,” before warning against nominating a centrist Republican. He didn’t specifically place Bush in that category, but the implication was clear: Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush and the brother of former President George W. Bush, is far more moderate than the Republican base is on a host of issues including immigration and education.“If we nominate another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole or a...
  • 'Wis. Jobs Now' Boss Voted in Milwaukee, Lived in Waukesha

    12/16/2014 5:28:46 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | December 16, 2014 | Nathan Schacht
    Despite a 2007 court record claiming she lived in the same Waukesha County home she currently lives in, voting records for the executive director of the union front group Wisconsin Jobs Now shows Jennifer Epps-Addison voted in the City of Milwaukee a dozen times between 2007 and 2012. Wisconsin election records show Epps-Addison is currently registered to vote at her $369,000 Waukesha County home. While changing her voting address from the City of Milwaukee to Waukesha County’s Village of Menomonee Falls in 2012 may not seem unusual, a signed Waukesha County court document indicates Epps-Addison lived in her Waukesha County...
  • State to family planning clinics: You owe us millions (Wisconsin)

    12/15/2014 4:30:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    jsonline ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Guy Boulton
    Jennifer Waloway, a nurse practitioner who oversees six family planning clinics in northeastern Wisconsin, was opening the mail in August when she came upon a letter from the state. It asked NEWCAP Community Health Services, which runs the clinics, to please submit a check payable to the State of Wisconsin. The amount: $1,169,837.10. "I was a little in shock," Waloway said. The letter from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Health Services said its audit showed that NEWCAP incorrectly had billed — and been paid — by the Medicaid and BadgerCare Plus programs for prescription drugs...
  • School district refuses to let students leave for their ‘best interest’

    12/15/2014 9:35:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    DELAVAN, Wis. – The Delavan-Darien School District denied a family’s request to enroll their children in a neighboring school district by citing the “best interest” of the children. “We believe it is in the best interest of your children to attend the Delavan-Darien School District,” said a letter from Superintendent Robert Crist to Les and Carol Paur. “Your application for the above students to transfer out of the Delavan-Darien School District into the Williams Bay School District under the open enrollment program has been denied by the Delavan-Darien School District for the 2014-15 school year.” Carol Paur, the mother of...
  • Wisconsin pro-life groups set goals for legislative session

    12/15/2014 8:08:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    THonline.com ^ | Dec 14, 2014. | Associated Press |
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin pro-life groups are gearing up for another legislative session, with plans to push for a new ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and to revive a host of initiatives that went nowhere last time around. The pro-life lobby scored a huge victory last session when the GOP-controlled Legislature passed a law requiring abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Republicans retained their majorities in the Assembly and Senate in November’s elections, setting the stage for more wins for anti-abortion groups. Republican leaders aren’t publicly committing to anything, but Democrats are already fuming....
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTE TO WAIVE THE CONSTITUTION

    12/15/2014 7:32:23 AM PST · by RicocheT · 28 replies
    Senate Conservatives Action PAC ^ | 12/15/2014 | Senate Conservatives Action
    SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTE TO WAIVE THE CONSTITUTION There is no question that President Obama's executive amnesty violates the Constitution. Even the president acknowledged back in September that he would be "ignoring the law" to carry out such an action. Ted Cruz (R-TX)U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) raised a constitutional point of order against the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending that, if sustained, would have sent the bill back to the House to remove amnesty funding. Unfortunately, a group of Republicans joined the Democrats in voting to reject Cruz's point of order and to ignore the serious constitutional problems with the president's...
  • List of Republican Senators Voting For Obama's Executive Amnesty Order (RINOs)

    12/15/2014 3:21:16 AM PST · by sr4402 · 42 replies
    vanity ^ | 12/15/2014 | self
    Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Barrasso (R-WY) Coats (R-IN) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Corker (R-TN) Cornyn (R-TX) Enzi (R-WY) Flake (R-AZ) Graham (R-SC) Hatch (R-UT) Heller (R-NV) Johnson (R-WI) Kirk (R-IL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) Toomey (R-PA) Wicker (R-MS) Not Voting Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK)
  • Man Dies During Traffic Stop From Asthma Attack as Cop Refuses to Let them Drive to Hospital

    12/14/2014 6:00:40 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 292 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | December 13, 2014 | Matt Agorist
    Chippewa Falls, WI — Dashcam video has been released that shows the disturbing last moments of a man’s life as he’s detained by a Chippewa Falls police officer on the way to the hospital. 29-year-old Casey Kressin died after suffering a severe asthma attack when the vehicle that was rushing him to the hospital was pulled over by a Chippewa Falls police officer. After they were stopped, Kressin’s girlfriend immediately starts to beg the officer to take him to the hospital. The officer instead calls for an ambulance. The couple was just 3 miles from the hospital when they were...
  • Laura Ingraham: Elizabeth Warren sounds more conservative than Paul Ryan

    12/13/2014 3:31:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    On Republicans working with Obama to pass a $1.1 trillion Omnibus spending bill written by and for the Chamber of Amnesty… I don’t know how you go into 2016…and you say: ‘Okay, I want you to support the GOP because…we didn’t stop immigration-amnesty, we’re gonna bring in a lot more guest workers, and we think it’s good to do these big omnibus bills…oh, and by the way, we’re probably gonna fight a couple more wars. Vote for us.’ … What position would you rather be in? Warren’s position or, like, Paul Ryan– Mister Budget Hawk? Oh boy, that Paul Ryan...
  • Gov. Scott Walker to meet with mega-donor Sheldon Adelson

    12/12/2014 9:45:12 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jason Stein
    Gov. Scott Walker is meeting with Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson Tuesday as he pursues a potential presidential run. Adelson has been a key financial backer for Walker in his last two runs for governor and, if persuaded, could be a source of even greater funds for a White House bid. In the last presidential contest, Adelson, the president of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., and his wife put $30 million into groups backing failed GOP candidate Mitt Romney in the general election and, before that, $20 million into a super PAC that propped up Newt Gingrich's unsuccessful Republican...
  • Judge refuses to return gun to man involved in freeway shootout

    12/12/2014 6:10:17 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 dec 2014 | Bruce Vielmetti
    One of two concealed gun permit holders involved in a rolling shootout down Milwaukee streets and freeways last year was turned down Thursday when he asked a judge to order the return of the gun seized after the incident. Roy Anthony Scott told police he was merely trying to escape from Eric Adamany, 29, and fired in self-defense. Scott was never charged in the June 2013 shootout. Adamany was, and his case of recklessly endangering safety is pending. Scott, also 29, was charged in September 2013 with being party to the crime of armed robbery at an auto-parts store three...
  • Catholic University Training: Report Criticism of Gay Marriage as Harassment (Marquette)

    12/10/2014 1:47:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 10, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    An anti-harassment training at a Catholic university in Wisconsin encouraged employees to report anyone they hear criticizing gay marriage to the school’s human-resources department. A presentation at the Marquette University training featured a story about a fictional wheelchair-bound employee, “Harassed Hans,” who had been overhearing his co-workers Becky and Maria talk about “their opposition to same-sex marriage all week,” according to an article in the National Catholic Register.
  • Wisconsin legislative preview: Planned Parenthood will not 'go quietly into the night'

    12/09/2014 12:02:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Wisnews ^ | 12.9.2014 | JESSIE OPOIEN
    Under Gov. Scott Walker's leadership and the Republican control of Wisconsin's Legislature, Planned Parenthood has weathered a focused effort to diminish its role within the state. But through the sustained battle, the women's health organization has found silver linings. "I think since we’ve been so shut out of state government we have had an opportunity to build stronger local relationships," said Nicole Safar, public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Dane County is a prime example of a place where Planned Parenthood works closely with local government to provide sex education and other programming. The local partnership "doesn't make...
  • Police in Small Wisconsin City Want Residents to Volunteer to Have Their Homes Searched for Guns

    12/09/2014 11:52:15 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 112 replies
    WPR, Blaze ^ | December 8, 2014 | By Gilman Halsted on WPR, Jason Howerton on Blaze
    Police in Beloit, Wisconsin, want residents to volunteer to let officers search their homes for firearms as part of a new initiative that officials believe will help reduce gun violence. Beloit Police Chief Norm Jacobs told Wisconsin Public Radio that officers will mostly be looking for guns in homes that residents might not even be aware of. “That’s really what we’re looking for. Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster in the house — and we know the tragedies that can occur there on occasion,” he added. Jacobs also told WPR that “gun violence is...
  • Children Rescued During #Ferguson Freeway Protests Placed into Child Protective Services

    12/09/2014 12:05:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/6/14 | Jim Hoft
    The protesters stopped traffic on the freeway. (Revolution News) Fourteen protesters were arrested including two children, ages 6 and 10. The children were taken to child protective services. WISN reported: Protesters from Ferguson, Missouri, took over the streets of downtown Milwaukee Saturday. The gathering caused disruption for some people trying to get around just weeks before Christmas as protesters marched through the streets. At one point, the demonstration forced a part of the freeway to be shut down. Police arrested 14 people shortly before 1 p.m. as a result of the protest that took place near Interstate 94 and Second...
  • Beloit Police Ask Residents To Volunteer To Have Their Homes Searched For Guns

    12/08/2014 11:11:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 128 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio wpr org ^ | december 5, 2014 | Gilman Halsted
    Link only http://www.wpr.org/beloit-police-ask-residents-volunteer-have-their-homes-searched-guns
  • “Law and order will be maintained:” 14 arrested for protesting on Milwaukee freeway

    12/06/2014 9:34:10 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 43 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | December 6, 2014 | Rachelle Baillon
    MILWAUKEE (AP/WITI) — An afternoon protest takes a criminal turn as it veers onto the interstate that lead to more than a dozen arrests. The Sheriff’s Office says the group was stopping traffic and wouldn’t leave the freeway. 14 people were arrested and booked into the Milwaukee County Jail. 3 of those people are from Ferguson, Missouri. A statement from Sheriff David Clarke says: “I have made it very clear that arrests will be made when violations of the law occur, regardless of the protesters’ motivations. Law and order will be maintained.” The group Occupy Milwaukee was behind Saturday’s protest....
  • Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region: A University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOC

    12/05/2014 5:58:27 PM PST · by UB355 · 8 replies
    Uniuversity of Wisconcin ^ | 12/5/2014 | UW-Madison's Margaret Mooney and Steve Ackerman
    Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region: A University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOC UW-Madison's Margaret Mooney and Steve Ackerman teach this MOOC. She is Director of Education and Public Outreach at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies; he is Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Click the image to watch their overview of the class. The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites you to join us February 23, 2015 for a unique, free online learning experience: our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region. The 4-week MOOC will feature a new season each...
  • Wisconsin Republicans plan to push right-to-work bill in January

    12/05/2014 3:35:08 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/4/2014 | Mark Guarino Reuters
    (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republicans say they plan to start the new year by introducing a right-to-work measure that would prohibit private sector labor unions from requiring workers to pay dues. Republicans control both sides of the Wisconsin Legislature and the governor's mansion, leaving a clear path for right-to-work legislation that is already law in 24 states, including Michigan and Indiana, where laws were approved in 2012. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald on Thursday said in a statement that the legislature "simply cannot avoid engaging in an open debate" about right-to-work legislation and wanted to determine the most appropriate version for...
  • Expensive 'Stand with Hillary' video reveals her desperation

    12/05/2014 9:57:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 73 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-5-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Several people who sent me the video embedded below, from the Hillary for President campaign that is not yet officially a campaign, warned me I might barf. But actually, I found it quite interesting in a number of respects and, upon analysis, comforting. If you have just eaten or are so averse to the former co-president that you can’t bear to click play, basically it is a three-minute-and-23-second commercial with a country song about Hillary, showing pickup trucks (it really reminded me in places of the Chevy truck “like a rock” commercials), lots and lots of white people (what happened...
  • Plain Talk: Giving up on a state headed to rock bottom (barf alert)

    12/05/2014 9:23:27 AM PST · by rellimpank · 38 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 05 dec 2014 | Dave Zweifel
    Steve Anderson and his wife Sally are planning to move to Minnesota. They have spent nearly all their lives living and working in Wisconsin, participating in civic projects, volunteering their time for worthy causes, and extolling the virtues of the state whenever the opportunity arose. But no more. In the past few years they've watched a state known for its enlightened government and political vibrancy turn into what Steve believes is a state headed to rock bottom, which, then again, might actually be good because it's only when an addict reaches rock bottom that he finally realizes he has to...
  • Sheriff Clarke Blasts De Blasio's 'Irresponsible Rhetoric'

    12/05/2014 8:23:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-14 | The Kelly File
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was on “The Kelly File” tonight, where he slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “irresponsible rhetoric” on the Eric Garner case. “Slavery left a stain on the soul of this nation […] but that wound is starting to heal and it’s been healing for a long time, but now we have a segment of people who are picking at that scar, hoping to reopen it and take us back to a time that simply doesn’t exist today," Clarke said. De Blasio said that he worries about the safety of his biracial son and suggested...
  • The coming right-to-work fight in Wisconsin

    12/05/2014 5:26:54 AM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 05 dec 2014 | David D. Haynes
    Is Wisconsin better off with weaker unions? Some conservatives think so. Legislators will consider the question when right-to-work legislation is introduced early next year. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said members in his house would begin debate within weeks. But I think Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican leadership should tread carefully. There is scant evidence that right-to-work laws boost job creation; there is evidence that weaker unions hurt working people. And there is no doubt whatsoever that a fight over right to work in Wisconsin will be bloody. Remember Act 10? Under right-to-work laws, workers in unionized shops...
  • Art installment made by students addressing race issues destroyed within two hours of its unveiling

    12/04/2014 10:28:12 AM PST · by heartwood · 35 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | Dec. 4, 2014
    Two hours after its creation, passersby destroyed an art installment reacting to the event at Ferguson, which was made by two UW students at the George L. Mosse Humanities Building Tuesday evening. The piece featured a black hooded sweatshirt hung upside-down from a walkway on the building with the words, “Black be nimble, black be quick, black be dead white magic trick,” written on the sidewalk in dark-colored duct tape.
  • Walker, Van Hollen join lawsuit against Obama immigration order

    12/04/2014 9:32:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-3-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Saying President Obama has violated his constitutional duty and has exceeded his administrative power, Gov. Scott Walker joined governors and attorneys general in 17 states Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to block Obama’s executive order on immigration. “The immigration system is broken, but this is an issue that should be addressed through collaborative federal action, not unilateral action by the President,” Walker said in a statement, after the complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas. “President Obama’s actions represent a violation of his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws and exceed the limits...
  • Wisconsin, a Microcosm of the United States: How Conservatism Could Succeed on a National Scale

    12/04/2014 6:56:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/04/2014 | Avner Zarmi
    One of the more compelling reasons to consider Scott Walker’s candidacy for president is that he has been elected, repeatedly, governor of a mid-size state with a strong executive. Wisconsin’s state constitution establishes a powerful governor’s seat, as opposed to, say, Texas’ constitution, or even to the limited powers granted to the U.S. president. There are numerous ways in which the state of Wisconsin is a microcosm of the country, and perhaps advisory of things to come. The state is deeply polarized, divided almost equally between left and right, as the U.S. has been now for forty years or more,...
  • Conservative activist blames City Hall for bankruptcy filing

    12/03/2014 10:55:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-3-14 | Daniel Bice
    Long a local government watchdog and critic, conservative activist Orville Seymer is now asking the federal government to help him sort out his money troubles. Seymer -- a top official with Citizens for Responsible Government -- filed for bankruptcy last month, listing $147,126 in assets and more than $1 million in liabilities. He is seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, which stops all legal actions and could allow him to write off many of his debts. Seymer is pinning much of the blame for his financial woes on City Hall, saying he has been targeted by city building inspectors for speaking...
  • UW-Milwaukee revokes fraternity's charter over drunken party

    12/03/2014 10:42:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-3-14 | Karen herzog
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has revoked the charter of a fraternity after a party at its house Sept. 12 left several underage guests severely intoxicated and some with memory lapses they believed were caused by date rape drugs slipped into drinks. The university initially suspended the charter of Tau Kappa Epsilon during its investigation of the party. The fraternity may petition for reinstatement after two years; that would require approval of both the student association and the dean of students. The university launched an investigation after campus police took four incapacitated partygoers to a hospital emergency room. A university spokesman said...
  • Republicans ready to reform public assistance in Wisconsin

    12/03/2014 10:20:45 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 12-3-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Some of the boldest reforms to public assistance in the nation may arise from the Wisconsin Legislature in coming months. Armed with the largest Assembly majority in 57 years and comfortable control of the state Senate, Republican leadership appears to be putting together the kind of ambitious reform agenda that could rival 2011, when the Republican-led majority introduced and passed a spate of conservative — and controversial — initiatives. On Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, announced the creation of the Public Benefit Reform Committee. While the new committee’s chair or its members have yet to be...
  • Planned Parenthood: We’ll have to close clinics if Gov. Walker investigates us for Medicaid fraud

    12/02/2014 5:24:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/2/2014 | Ben Johnson
    It's not even under investigation, but Planned Parenthood is worried it is coming to the end of the line in Scott Walker's Wisconsin. Investigators with the state's Department of Health Office of Inspector General (OIG) say that two family planning facilities alone have charged the Medicaid program more than twice their allowable cost for birth control, overbilling taxpayers by millions of dollars a year. A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Wisconsin admitted, if the state will demand that they follow the law as written, it would have to shut down its locations across the state.
  • Illinois manufacturer to open new manufacturing plant in Pleasant Prairie

    The OEM Industries Division of FNA Group Inc., which manufactures pressure washers for home and industrial markets, is establishing a new manufacturing, distribution and research and development facility in Pleasant Prairie. The $3 million project expected to create more than 100 new jobs in Kenosha County. The Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based company will occupy a 176,000-square-foot industrial facility in the LakeView Corporate Park in Pleasant Prairie that will enable it to manufacture new products, accommodate demand for existing products and establish an R&D/engineering/product development center. The company is expected to begin operations at the plant in January. The FNA Group...
  • Scott Walker plots 2016 rollout

    11/30/2014 7:12:29 PM PST · by T Ruth · 31 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/20/14 | James Hohmann
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, pivoting from his bigger-than-expected reelection win this month, is taking active steps toward a presidential campaign that would launch next summer and contrast his record of conservative achievements in a swing state with paralysis in Washington. * * * “I think there’s going to be a hunger for a leader who can actually can get things done,” Walker said by phone Wednesday, even as he cautioned that he hasn’t firmly decided to run. “The closer I’ve gotten to this position, the more I’ve realized that anyone who really wants to be president has to be a...
  • David Clarke defeats Chris Moews in sheriff's race (in spite of Bloomberg's $150,000 ad buy )

    08/13/2014 8:04:54 AM PDT · by UB355 · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 8/13/2014 | Georgia Pabst
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. edged Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews early Wednesday in a Democratic primary race that drew national attention and more than $600,000 in outside spending. Clarke led by more than 4,700 votes with just the absentee ballots in the city of Milwaukee left to count, and shortly before midnight, Moews refused to concede. Shortly thereafter, Clarke told supporters he felt good about his chances but would not declare victory until all ballots were counted.
  • Sheriff warning of 2nd American revolution

    02/21/2013 5:35:49 PM PST · by Mozilla · 18 replies
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | 2-20-13 | Garth Kant
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is calling proposals to seize firearms unconstitutional and warns of dire consequences if such plans are enacted. “This is about attacking the Second Amendment, it’s about going after the wrong crowd,”. Clarke blasted gun-control proposals triggered by presidential executive orders and said he would not enforce unconstitutional laws. “First of all, to me that would be an act of tyranny,”. ‘So the people in Milwaukee County do not have to worry about me enforcing some sort of order that goes out and collects everybody’s handgun, or rifles, or any kind of firearm and makes them...
  • Best Public Service Announcement Ever (2nd amendment rights)

    01/25/2013 8:23:25 AM PST · by chickadee · 12 replies
    WISN 1130 ^ | 1/25/13 | self
    This is a PSA made by our county sheriff, David Clarke, and running on local radio stations. At the link, click on the audio in the upper right of the page. This is why Sheriff Clarke gets reelected.
  • Sheriff Clarke doesn't mince words. Ever. Including on Ferguson. And Democrats

    11/29/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2014 | Carol Brown
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke tells it like it is. He’s a stellar reminder of what true leadership looks like and what it means to uphold the rule of law. It is a relief to hear someone speak with such honesty and candor. To give you a taste of how fearlessly this man puts truth on display, here are two videos of Sherriff Clarke speaking about Ferguson. Below is a quote from a speech he gave at the National Press Club a couple of weeks ago:
  • Agency: $443,000 on Gruber analysis of Obamacare in Wisconsin long spent

    11/28/2014 12:56:40 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 11-25-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The “architect” of Obamacare who suggested the “stupidity of the American voter” helped pass President Obama’s signature health-care reform law hauled in $200,000 from Wisconsin taxpayers for his analysis of the potential costs and impacts of the Affordable Care Act on the Badger State, according to the state Department of Health Services. In total, taxpayers spent $443,718 for MIT economist Jonathan Gruber and a firm to analyze the actuarial and economic impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Wisconsin health insurance markets, according to records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter. The remaining $243,718 went to Gorman Actuarial LLC,...
  • USDA Buys Cranberries For Food Pantries And School Lunches: ‘It’s A Win-Win’

    11/28/2014 11:04:37 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 28 replies
    Food World News ^ | 11/27/2014 | N/A
    USDA Buys Cranberries For Food Pantries And School Lunches: ‘It’s A Win-Win’ Nov 27, 2014 06:24 PM EST USDA Cranberries - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agreed to purchase up to $55 million in cranberry products to the Congressional Cranberry Caucus.The USDA doubled with this buy the previous one, which was in January. The agreement ended up with the Agriculture Dept. getting 68 million pounds of surplus cranberries, Green Bay Press Gazette reported.The U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said on a press release on Monday that Wisconsin is the main producer of cranberries and the decision of the USDA is to...