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  • New poll finds Clinton leads Walker in Wisconsin

    04/16/2015 12:46:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    WISN ABC ^ | April 16, 2015
    MILWAUKEE —A new Marquette University Law School poll finds Hillary Clinton leading a possible presidential matchup against Gov. Scott Walker. However, Walker leads Republicans in the presidential race. Forty percent support a Walker run while 10 percent favor Rand Paul, 8 percent for Jeb Bush, and 6 percent each for Chris Christie and Ted Cruz. The poll finds that among Wisconsin voters, Clinton leads Walker 52 percent to 40 percent. The poll also showed that Walker's approval rating in the state has slipped. The most recent poll showed a 41 percent approval rating, compared to 49 percent in October. Looking...
  • LA: 40 Shots Required to stop Determined Attacker

    04/16/2015 5:20:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Sometimes, 7 shots are not enough.  10 Shots are not enough.  20 shots are not enough, 30 shots are not enough.  In the case related below, 40 shots were required to defeat a determined attacker. Most predators retreat in the face of resistance.  If a predator faces armed resistance very many times, they will be killed or wounded.  In nature, that makes for a short life.  But there are motives for aggression other than predation.  Defending territory and competing for mates are two of them, often intertwined.  Those conflicts are engaged in with fierce dedication.  Without territory or mates, ...
  • Salon: Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: How a once-liberal state became a political battlefield

    04/10/2015 12:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | David A. Schultz
    Full Title: The twisted metamorphosis of Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: How a once-liberal state became a political battlefield How do you explain Wisconsin? Once the home to progressive liberal politics and politicians, such as governors Gaylord Nelson, Patrick Lucey and Anthony Earl, Wisconsin now produces the likes of union-busting Gov. Scott Walker, and a GOP-controlled legislature enacting voter ID, onerous abortion regulations, and anti-union right-to-work rules. The state now even has a polarized and partisan Supreme Court with a constitutional crisis on its hands: Voters have just adopted a ballot initiative that would dislodge Shirley Abrahamson, the court’s liberal chief justice,...
  • Scott Walker's 2015-17 Budget Proposal: What You Need to Know

    04/08/2015 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Maclver Institute ^ | April 8, 2015 | Matt Crumb and Nick Novak
    [internal links at source] [Madison, Wisc...] As the nicer weather approaches in Wisconsin, so does debate on the 2015-17 state budget. Gov. Scott Walker introduced his plan to lawmakers in February, and the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) held four public hearings around the state last month. Members of JFC will begin debating and voting on portions of the budget in the coming weeks. The full proposal is expected pass out of the budget-writing committee before Memorial Day, and the full legislature is expected to take up the budget bill in June. Every inch of Walker's proposal will get scrutinized...
  • Scott Walker's partner in power [Tonette]

    03/29/2015 10:14:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    A Scott Walker presidential campaign may end up being one of the easier things Tonette Walker has had to endure. The Wisconsin first lady has experienced poverty, becoming a young widow and losing other close family members, the lonely period of cynicism and despair that followed, a whirlwind romance to the much younger future governor, and death threats from a nasty labor fight. Those that know the Walker family describe Tonette as “tournament-tested” and “unflappable,” and say the political and personal travails she has faced will leave her well-equipped to deal with the rigors of national campaign and the next-level...
  • Board overseeing Wisc's for-profit schools fights for its life [EAB looks like a shakedown outfit]

    03/29/2015 2:43:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Wisconsin Watch ^ | March 29, 2015 | Madeleine Behr and Kate Golden
    David Dies fears that if Gov. Scott Walker succeeds in eliminating the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board, the for-profit schools it oversees will ramp up practices that could harm students. “If you basically throw the rule book out, I can guarantee you that they will take advantage of their ability to market and recruit as aggressively as possible,” said Dies, the board’s executive secretary. The proposal to eliminate the EAB is part of Walker’s proposed 2015-17 budget. Since its unveiling in February, Dies has been trying to persuade state lawmakers to reject the idea. Dies said his small agency is already...
  • Secret $1.5 million donation from Wisconsin billionaire uncovered in Scott Walker dark-money probe

    03/25/2015 5:57:13 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 69 replies
    yahoo news ^ | March 23, 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    John Menard Jr. is widely known as the richest man in Wisconsin. A tough-minded, staunchly conservative 75-year-old billionaire, he owns a highly profitable chain of hardware stores throughout the Midwest. He’s also famously publicity-shy — rarely speaking in public or giving interviews. So a little more than three years ago, when Menard wanted to back Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — and help advance his pro-business agenda — he found the perfect way to do so without attracting any attention: He wrote more than $1.5 million in checks to a pro-Walker political advocacy group that pledged to keep its donors secret,...
  • Amish family facing court-ordered eviction from Wisconsin home (UN Agenda 21 zoning laws)

    03/24/2015 7:40:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/24/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    An Amish family faces eviction from their home after being found in contempt of court for refusing to comply with building codes on the grounds that doing so would violate the religious community’s ban on modern technology. At a Monday hearing, a Circuit Court judge ordered the Eau Claire County sheriff’s office to evict Amos and Vera Borntreger, a farming couple with four children under the age of six, from their home in the Old Order Amish community of Fairchild, Wisconsin.
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law

    03/23/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which it had previously kept from going into effect before November’s elections. The court’s decision not to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the law was a victory for Gov. Scott Walker (R) and perhaps other states that have tightened voting procedures to require additional identification.
  • Interesting Scott Walker OP at Wiki got "speedy deletion" treatment w/ link to work prod discussion

    03/22/2015 2:33:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    March 21, 2015 | vanity
    An good example of opposition foot soldiers getting out the propaganda. Someone on the Walker team seems to be monitoring this opposition work:Scott Walker presidential campaign, 2016 "Note to administrators: this article has content on its talk page which should be checked before deletion. [A defense of the offending, deleted Wiki page.] An interesting dynamic going on. If I've characterized this incorrectly or inadequately, please help flesh this out.
  • Dismembering the Sabbath in Wisconsin

    03/21/2015 2:27:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | March 20, 2015 2:50 PM | Ed Kilgore
    You’d think Wisconsin Republicans would reward themselves with some rest after pulling off—via a great deal of misdirection from Scott Walker—the enactment of a southern-style “right to work” law banning union shop agreements reached via voluntary free-market contract negotiations. But no: as The Nation’s Moshe Marvit explains, Badger State GOPers are back with a bill to revoke the right to a day off after seven days of labor. The new bill, which is being sponsored by Republican Van Wanggaard in the State Senate alongside [Rep. Mark] Born in the Assembly, would add a provision to the “day of rest” law...
  • Scott Walker’s Humblebrag - In his new book, the Wisconsin governor lays out his vision for America

    03/17/2015 10:38:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | November 1, 2013 | Christian Schneider
    On the evening of June 5, 2012, after he had been declared the winner of a historic recall election, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker hugged his friend Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and took a call from presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Amid sobbing supporters, Walker’s wife, Tonette, pulled him aside and suggested he begin his victory speech by saying, “This is what democracy looks like!” That phrase had been the rallying cry of Walker’s political opponents for months, as they marched around the state capitol in Madison and stalked the governor at his home. Following Walker’s announcement of his bold...
  • Could Scott Walker Be the Next Calvin Coolidge?

    03/13/2015 1:42:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | March 13, 2015 | Garland S. Tucker III
    Much is being written today about the Republican party’s urgent need to find “the next Ronald Reagan.” With Governor Scott Walker’s recent rise in the polls, many pundits have rushed to dismiss his chances because “Walker is no Reagan.” But, hold on a minute. Are the pundits missing something here? The two most successful Republican presidents in the last century were Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan. A serious look at the two of them sheds light on the current question of Walker’s viability as a presidential candidate. Different as Coolidge and Reagan were in looks and personality, there were striking...
  • More on Incredible Wisconsin Shenanigans Against Scott Walker

    03/13/2015 1:26:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | March 12, 2015 | Ed Whelan
    Several months ago, I called attention to the Kafka-esque “John Doe” proceeding that Milwaukee district attorney John Chisholm has been using against Wisconsin governor (and potential 2016 presidential candidate) Scott Walker and his allies. I’d like to highlight the latest bizarre development in this secret and byzantine legal proceeding, but first let me provide some background (drawn from this article by Stuart Taylor): 1. Back in 2009, when Walker was Milwaukee County executive, his staff discovered that some $11,000 had apparently been embezzled from a county charity and asked the district attorney’s office to conduct a criminal investigation of the...
  • Scott Walker to sign right-to-work bill Monday at Badger Meter

    03/08/2015 8:04:38 PM PDT · by Monitor · 51 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2015 | Lee Bergquist
    Gov. Scott Walker will sign so-called right-to-work legislation on Monday morning at Badger Meter in Brown Deer after the Assembly passed the measure Friday morning following almost 24 hours of debate. The measure bans labor contracts that would make it mandatory for workers to pay union fees. The legislation zoomed into play this year, pushed by GOP legislators, after Walker brushed aside the issue as a distraction during his re-election campaign last year.
  • Scott Walker bid to end integration program [busing] has schools seeking answers

    03/06/2015 11:41:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 7, 2015 | Erin Richards
    "....[Scott Walker] has proposed eliminating the long-standing racial integration program, a move that could redirect $60 million in school funding and have a cultural and financial impact on Milwaukee, nearby suburban school systems and districts like Racine, Madison and Wausau. The proposal has districts analyzing the complicated structure of school funding to try to get their arms around the potential impact of ending Chapter 220. "It's hard to speculate," said Bob Lang, director of the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which has yet to complete its own analysis of the legislation. The governor's proposal calls for phasing out the Chapter 220...
  • Warren dings Walker over comments on unions and ISIS

    03/01/2015 7:27:45 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/28/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Warren, who is closely aligned with progressive union groups, ripped Walker in a tweet Saturday for what some saw as a comparison between union members and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: "If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it's time we take a closer look at his friends.” In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Walker said, “If I can take on 100,000 protestors, I can do the same across the world.” Walker, a possible 2016 presidential candidate for the GOP, tried to walk back his comments after his...
  • Exclusive — Scott Walker’s Son Matt Walker: ‘Those On The Left Are Afraid’ Of My Dad

    02/25/2015 5:29:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | February 25, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Matt Walker, son of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he thinks the institutional left is afraid of his father. In addition to attending Marquette University, Matt Walker is also currently the regional vice chairman of the midwest division of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC). [snip] A recent report from The Daily Caller detailed an extraordinary level of hateful rhetoric after University of Wisconsin-Madison College Republicans sent out a campus-wide email supporting Gov. Walker’s recent budget proposal. But liberals on the campus responded with such vitriol and hatred—rather than having a civil discourse...
  • Thank The Left For Presidential Candidate Scott Walker

    02/24/2015 2:08:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 23, 2015 | Brandon Finnigan
    Behold the beast the Democrats never intended to create: a thrice-elected Republican governor in a swing state with a cult following, appreciated by both the establishment of his party and the conservative base. He’s a governor with an enviable base approval rating who received an even larger share of his own party’s vote in 2014 than 2010. This despite another year of John Doe drama, an unemployment picture that improved but fell short of his promises, a presidential appearance for his opposing Democrat (which had been missing in 2012), and the apparent flare-up between him and the Republican Governors Association...
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin Lawyers Up After Three Deaths Are Linked To A VA Report She Sat On For Months

    02/23/2015 4:03:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    TownHall ^ | February 22, 2015 | By Matt Vespa
    Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, may have landed herself in some trouble after it was reported her office did little to address the rather high rate of opiate prescriptions coming out of the Veterans Affairs center in Tomah, Wisconsin. As a result, Baldwin's office fired a top aide, offered her a severance package, and a confidentiality agreement. The aide, Marquette Baylor, rejected the deal and is filing a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Baldwin. At the same time, Baldwin's office had the Tomah VA report since last summer. To make matters worse, three...
  • Cop Saves a Woman’s Life After Choosing to Understand a Dog Instead of Shooting It

    02/22/2015 6:30:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 52 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Matt Agorist
    Germantown, WI — An incredible story from Friday morning starts out with a black lab named John Boy, approaching a police officer.Germantown police officer, Jeff Gonzalez deserves credit for not only refusing to do what so many other cops do when dogs approach them, but actually getting out in the freezing weather to see why this dog was loose.“He stood there and barked a little bit, then I rolled down my window and called to him. Then he wagged his tail and got more friendly until I got out of my car. And then he ran a little bit,” said...
  • Wisconsin CCW permit Homicide rate lower than Japan's

    02/21/2015 4:25:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin was the next to the last state to enact a concealed carry law.   It passed in 2011.  The law had been thwarted for years by the actions of former Democrat Governor Jim Doyle.  Lawmakers in Wisconsin learned many lessons from the efforts of previous states, and it showed.  Over 59,000 Wisconsin residents had applied by December 30, 2011, and 100,000 permits were issued half way through April of 2012. 144,000 had been issued by the end of the year. Link to video of Attorney General Van Hollen celebrating the issuance of the 100,000 permits The average number for...
  • WI: Woman School Worker, with Permit, Placed on Leave for Stun Gun in Glove Box

    02/21/2015 12:07:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wisconsin woman who works for the Oconomowoc School District is being harassed over the possession of an electrical stun gun in her vehicle's glove box.  She may be criminally charged.  In most of the country, this would not be an issue.  But Wisconsin is a swing state.   In the 90's, Democrats dominated, and passed a law that seemed designed to snare legal gun owners, modeled after the Federal gun free school zone act.   The act has been an abysmal failure nationally.   School shooting shot up after the act passed.    The federal law was ruled unconstitutional in 1995, and...
  • Is Scott Walker qualified to be president?

    02/13/2015 1:40:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | February 12, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    <p>So why would Walker be a bad choice? Three reasons........</p> <p>The world is a dangerous place. We can't afford another commander-in-chief with no foreign policy experience who doesn't understand America's role in the world. As the governor of Wisconsin--as opposed to U.S. senator (Rand Paul, Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz) or a former U.N. ambassador(John Bolton)--Walker's diplomatic experience is limited to settling disputes with Minnesota during football season. He would be learning on the job while rogue actors like ISIS, Iran, Russia and North Korea threaten Americans, create unrest and perpetuate acts of terror. There are times to look to the states and elect leaders who can focus the nation's attention on domestic priorities like the economy, and there are times to look for leaders with a firm handle on foreign policy because the stakes are too high to gamble on that front. Guess which era we're living in.</p>
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permits top 240,000 in 2014

    02/07/2015 6:18:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin concealed carry permits topped 240,000 in 2014, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  From the jsonline.com: Nearly 34,000 were issued permits, raising the total number in Wisconsin to 242,488, according to an annual report from the Department of Justice. The permits have been a success by most observers standards, following the pattern in other states.  The first permits were issued late in 2011.  Only one person with a permit has been convicted of a homicide since that time.   Wisconsin has an adult population (21 or over) of about 4.3 million.   Thus, people with permits are about...
  • Walker budget to bar drug users from getting food stamps

    01/22/2015 8:52:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-22-15 | Jason Stein
    Madison — Setting up a likely legal fight in the federal courts, Gov. Scott Walker is proceeding with his plan to ensure that drug users aren't getting food stamp or jobless benefits. Fulfilling a campaign promise, the Republican governor committed Thursday to putting the proposal in his next budget but provided few new details on how he would pursue a plan that could run afoul of federal rules in programs such as food stamps and unemployment insurance. For the first time, he did commit to offering free treatment and job training for those testing positive for drugs, but he offered...
  • Mother of Bo Morrison sues Slinger homeowner who killed her son

    01/14/2015 1:13:05 PM PST · by Monitor · 28 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Bruce Vielmetti
    The mother of Bo Morrison, who was killed by a Slinger man when Morrison hid in the man's house while fleeing from an underage drinking party, has filed a lawsuit against the man and his insurance company. Washington County District Attorney Mark Bensen declined to charge the homeowner, Adam Kind, with a crime in the March 2012 incident, finding Kind acted in self-defense. The incident prompted numerous protests about "the castle doctrine," adopted by legislators the previous year, but Bensen said Kind would have been cleared even without the law's extra presumptions in favor of residents using deadly force in...
  • WI: Armed Robber Killed by Armed man who did not wait to be searched

    01/14/2015 6:30:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The barber shop seems to be behind the red neon sign in the upper story. Armed robbery requires a large number of disarmed victims.  If a significant number of potential victims are armed, armed robbery becomes a suicide mission.  Large numbers of violent criminals die young already.   It is one of the reasons that the life expectancy for black men is four years lower than for white men.   As more law abiding black people learn that they can trust the process, can obtain a concealed carry permit, and can go about legally armed without being abused by the police,...
  • Joe's Ice Shack

    01/11/2015 3:21:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-20-14
    a driveable ice shack
  • Scott Walker: "Our Next President Should Be a Governor" (Yes to Scott Walker for President)

    01/07/2015 1:49:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Oh, you don’t say! In all seriousness, many conservatives will be taking a serious look at Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) in 2016. He’s effective, he’s conservative, and he knows how to put together winning coalitions. His most recent electoral romp, however, is an absolute game-changer -- and why wouldn’t it be? He’s now won an impressive number of state-wide elections since 2010. Arguably, he’s the most despised Republican governor in America (on the Left). So what’s not to like? But, dear reader, will he make the leap? Asked recently if he had once and for all quelled those rumors, he...
  • WI: Police Attitudes are Changing

    01/06/2015 8:29:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It was not very many years ago that the common refrain echoed by the media for any self defense shooting was that the police advised against "taking the law into your own hands" and the obligatory "leave it to the professionals".  It is hard to know how much of this was from real police attitudes, and how much was from what the media wished to portray as police attitudes, but it was what was commonly seen.  Over the last two decades, that has changed.   Now, we commonly hear: "Homeowners have a right to defend themselves; you will have to...
  • WI: Armed Citizen from Tennessee Shows Restraint when faced with fake gun in Wisconsin

    12/28/2014 4:45:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the notoriously anti-second amendment town of Madison, Wisconsin, a concealed carry permit holder from Tennessee refrained from shooting a man who menaced him with a fake, but gun shaped and realistic looking laser/lighter.  The man drew his real gun but did not shoot.  The case contrasts with similar, recent cases where the police have shot people who pointed toy guns at them, and/or refused to obey commands while being armed with what turned out to be fake, but real looking guns.  From cityofmadison.com: Shortly after 10:55pm, on 12/24/2014, a 22-year-old female walked out of Walgreens and was planning...
  • WI: Disparity of Force, Fleeing the Scene, in Mitrel Anderson case

    12/20/2014 4:08:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    After seven hours of deliberation, the jury found Mitrel Anderson not guilty of all charges in the stabbing death of DeMario Lee.  The incident occurred in Lacrosse, Wisconsin last year.  Anderson did not deny killing Lee, but had always contended that his actions were in self defense. Anderson was confronted by three men in the bathroom of a convenience store.   Anderson and Lee had known each other since childhood, but the relationship had soured.  Lee had publicly threatened Anderson and told him that he would kill him.   From kwwl.com, the prosecutor stated in closing arguments: "When you're getting roughed...
  • Anti-Walker forces in Wisconsin may have broken the law and altered documents in cover-up

    12/10/2014 1:49:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A major scandal involving a Democrat witch-hunt aimed at crippling the campaign of Governor Scott Walker may be breaking in Wisconsin. Laws may have been broken by prosecutors seeking to discredit Walker, and it appears that documents may have been altered to hide evidence of misconduct. It is too early to know with certainty, but this drama is playing out with zero mainstream media attention, but has the potential to generate headlines. Some background: Readers may recall the outrageous political prosecution attempted by Democrats in Wisconsin, using that state’s so-called “John Doe prosecution” system under the Badger State’s Government Accountability...
  • Wisconsin native Cardinal Raymond Burke calls for 'new evangelization'

    12/05/2014 3:00:31 PM PST · by ADSUM · 13 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 12/4 | a johnson
    Pewaukee — Catholic education, in the family and in schools, is essential to the transformation of culture and a bulwark against today's increasingly secular society, Wisconsin native Cardinal Raymond Burke told hundreds of Catholics who gathered Thursday for a fundraising dinner in Waukesha County. And he called on Catholics to embark on a "new evangelization" that stressed the common good. "Without the recognition of the common good ... society breaks down and is soon beset by the violence and destruction," said Burke, who drew repeated standing ovations from the crowd of nearly 300. | Dec. 4, 2014 »Read
  • New deception questions: Obamacare adviser warned of premium increases as Obama vowed savings

    11/25/2014 5:57:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Kelly Riddell
    While President Obama campaigned on a promise that his universal health care plan would lower premiums, his controversial adviser and plan architect was privately warning the state of Wisconsin that Obamacare was poised to massively increase insurance costs for average residents, internal documents show...... [MIT economist Jonathan] Gruber’s study predicted about 90 percent of individuals without employer-sponsored or public insurance would see their premiums spike by an average of 41 percent. Once tax subsidies were factored in, about 60 percent of those in the individual market were projected to see their premiums go up 31 percent, according to his analysis.......
  • Walker waiting for calling as he mulls 2016 run

    11/18/2014 2:42:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/18/2014 | SCOTT BAUER ap
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he is seriously considering whether to get into the race for president in 2016, but he hasn't decided yet whether he feels the call to run. "My personal process is I have to feel like it's a calling, particularly for the time and the effort and the impact it has on family and friends," Walker told AP in a telephone interview from Boca Raton, Florida, where he is attending the Republican Governors Association meeting this week. "It's not something you should yearn for..."Walker, who won re-election to a second term...
  • WI: Veteran Day Program Banned from School because of Ceremonial Rifles

    11/12/2014 7:56:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It has long been obvious that the banning of guns from schools has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with the indoctrination of children.   The purpose is to delegitimize the ownership and use of guns.   From weau.com: EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- For the first year, a local veterans group will not be holding a Veterans Day program at the Eau Claire area school district, the decision was because of a disagreement over firearms. While it is stated that there are more reasons involved, the primary one is that school officials do not want any firearms,...
  • Exclusive -- Jeff Sessions: The GOP Must Back Reince's Promise To Block Obama's Executive Amnesty

    11/10/2014 2:01:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-9-14 | Matthew Boyle
    Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is calling on Republicans to follow through on Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus's commitment to do everything possible to block President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty. “Before the election, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said: ‘We can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen… I’m telling you, everything we can do to stop it we will,’” Sessions said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News. “We must now follow through on that commitment.” Currently, conservatives say congressional Republican leadership is considering breaking the promise Priebus made...
  • Scott Walker Embarrasses Labor Unions…Again

    11/07/2014 2:57:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Politically, are labor unions finished? It appears that might be the case. Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker once again humiliated organized labor with his comfortable re-election last Tuesday. While polls showed a close race, Walker beat his Democratic opponent, Mary Burke, by a 6-point margin 52/46. Labor unions had put Walker in the cross hairs ever since his 2010 gubernatorial victory, failed to oust him in the 2012 recall (Walker received more votes in this election than in the 2010 race), and came up short again in this contest. Walker is now a definite 2016 contender, with a reputation...
  • I was about to hype up a Scott Walker 2016 run. Then I watched his victory speech.

    11/07/2014 7:23:52 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 86 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/07/2014 | Andrew Prokop
    When it became clear that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had won reelection handily Tuesday night, I was all set to write an article hyping up his prospects to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. It seemed to make total sense — he's been elected three times in a blue state, while fighting hard for conservative priorities in a way that's impressed both the GOP's base and its elites. But then I sat down and watched his victory speech from Tuesday night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wxEfnPakLYM The very beginning is nice, as Walker thanks God for his win and gets some applause. But...
  • Walker Win Should Offer Blueprint for GOP

    11/06/2014 6:27:34 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies
    Red State ^ | November 5, 2014 | Brian Sikma
    Mounting the stage last night at his victory rally in a large pavilion at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park, Gov. Scott Walker delivered a speech unlike any other he’s given in a moment of victory. References to Wisconsin were replaced by references to America, comments about state political foes were replaced by references to special interests in Washington, D.C. and aside from a couple of mentions of Wisconsin unity, much was said about the American dream and the national future. If there was any doubt that Walker is looking for national prime time, it was wiped away last night. His resume...
  • Scott Walker's win boosts conservatives --- and his presidential prospects

    11/05/2014 8:46:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/5/2014 | BY PHILIP KLEIN
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election victory in a state that twice voted for President Obama instantly catapults him to the top tier of contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, should he choose to run. But beyond the boost to his political career, his win also represents victory for conservative governance. When Walker took over as governor in 2011 after being elected during a wave election year for the GOP, he could have pursued the easy path, as Republicans often do — passing a few safe, small-bore policies without upsetting established order. Instead, facing gaping budget hole, he attacked the...
  • Burke Concedes 10:30 PM CST - WALKER WINS RE-ELECTION as WI Governor!!!

    11/04/2014 8:31:40 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 53 replies
    WISN TV - LIVE
    Conceding she has lost. Walker remains for a second term! The NUMBER ONE TARGET nationally has screwed the democrat machine. They put the most into getting him defeated.
  • New Trek source: Mary Burke ‘was tossed out’ (WI)

    10/30/2014 4:29:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 56 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-30-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Another high-ranking Trek Bicycle Corp. executive on Thursday bolstered claims that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was fired by the global bicycle firm launched by her father nearly 40 years ago. Until this week, Burke claimed her success at Trek was evidence she ought to unseat Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker in next week’s election. Wisconsin Reporter revealed Tuesday that Burke’s family terminated her in 1993, following her disastrous performance in the company’s European business unit, according to multiple former Trek executives and employees. Burke responded Wednesday to the allegations by clarifying that her position was “eliminated”...
  • AP's Scott Bauer Effectively Admits That Media Didn't Vet Mary Burke

    10/30/2014 6:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tom Blumer
    M.D. Kittle at Watchdog.org's Wisconsin Reporter scooped everyone covering the Badger State Governor's race on Tuesday when he reported that Democratic candidate Mary Burke's resumé is not what her campaign's web site says it is. Burke's campaign bio claims that she "played a central role in Trek’s expansion as the Director of European Operations." Kittle found "multiple former Trek executives" who told him that, in Kittle's words, she "was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff." The real question to me is why it took until a week before...
  • MU poll has Walker leading Burke [w/ likely voters], with turnout still key

    10/30/2014 1:10:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 29, 2014 | By Craig Gilbert
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50% to 43% among likely voters in the latest survey by the Marquette University Law School. That represents a change from other Wisconsin surveys in recent weeks — including a Marquette poll two weeks ago — that showed the race essentially tied. The Marquette results released Wednesday underscore just how much turnout matters to the outcome of the contest for governor. Walker's gains were not among the broader population of registered voters, but among those who said they were certain to vote Tuesday. That's the group defined as "likely voters" in...
  • CATHOLIC CAUCUS: ABC's 'Primetime Nightline' to air piece July 13 on Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

    07/09/2011 8:25:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Diocese of Green Bay ^ | GREEN BAY, Wis. (July 5, 2011)
    Spotlight on Shrine ABC's 'Primetime Nightline' to air piece July 13 on Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help GREEN BAY, Wis. (July 5, 2011) -- The ABC News program "Primetime Nightline" featuring the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has been rescheduled to 9 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 13, on the ABC network, including WBAY, Channel 2.  More on Shrine • Recognition has believers   flocking to Shrine• Shrine Web site• Shrine daily schedule• Events at Shrine• Retreats at Shrine• Chapel Chat newsletter• Apparitions approved The Shrine story is included in the program entitled "The Miracle Mysteries," the second in a five-part summer series called...
  • WI: A Gun at the Wayside Inn

    10/11/2014 6:02:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Wayside Inn is a sports bar in Northern Wisconsin.  It has been around as long as I can remember, and is in the neighborhood where I grew up, on Highway 63 a few miles North of Hayward.   I had dinner there recently with relatives.   They have a traditional fish fry on Friday (it was very good).  While there, I noticed a new semi-automatic shotgun on the wall.   I have often seen wall hangers elsewhere, but there are nearly always non-functioning items of art rather than modern firearms.   I went back to determine what the...
  • Wisconsin Open Carry Road Trip

    10/08/2014 8:39:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the Gun Rights Policy Conference at O'Hare during the last weekend in September.   After the conference, I visited friends and family in Wisconsin.   Wisconsin has always had legal open carry of firearms, but only recently enforced the law against scofflaw governments in Madison and Milwaukee.   I decided to celebrate Wisconsin's return to the rule of law and the enforcement of constitutional rights by openly carrying on my trip through most of the state. At my first stop to fuel, on I-90 between Milwaukee and Madison, I told the clerk what I was doing, and asked him to...