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  • Here's What One Democratic Rep Thinks About Minority Unemployment Hitting All-Time Lows

    02/15/2019 7:18:24 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 2/15/2019 | Matt Vespa
    And how do some Democrats respond to all of this? Well, you saw it during the State of the Union this month. They just sat there, gurning at the camera. For Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), she summed up the excellent economic news for the country and minorities with these three words: “blah, blah, blah.”
  • A real trailblazer-Carl Eliason invented the snowmobile in Wisconsin’s Northwoods 95 years ago

    02/14/2019 5:40:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Country Today ^ | Feb 4, 2019 | Benjamin Wideman
    SAYNER — Ski-Doo, Polaris, Arctic Cat and Yamaha dominate the snowmobile industry these days. But 95 years ago, one name stood alone — Eliason. In 1924, after nearly two years of planning and building, Carl Eliason unveiled a handmade contraption powerful enough to skim over Wisconsin’s snow-covered Northwoods yet small enough to navigate trails just a few feet wide. Born was the Eliason Motor Toboggan, precursor to the modern snowmobile. Eliason died 40 years ago at the age of 80. But his original creation, in remarkably good condition after all these decades, is displayed here in Vilas County at...
  • The Democratic Party’s Most ‘Electable’ 2020 Candidate Isn’t Running

    02/10/2019 9:29:17 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Feb 4, 2019 | Eric Levitz
    Democratic primary voters are looking for a wide range of disparate things in their party’s 2020 standard-bearer. For some, the top priority is to nominate a progressive who boasts a long record of supporting single-payer health care, standing up to the financial industry, and championing organized labor. And many just want a nominee who will definitely beat Trump. Unfortunately, there is no Democratic 2020 hopeful who checks all of these boxes at once. But there could be. What if there were a Democratic politician who had been championing single-payer health care for two decades, and calling for a ban on...
  • WI: Serving Warrant Results in Police Death

    02/10/2019 6:02:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from In Houston, on Monday, 28 January, a no-knock search warrant resulted in the wounding of four police officers and the death of middle aged couple who had owned their home for 20 years. The deaths and woundings seem to have come from the use of the no-knock warrant. There have been many problems with no-knock warrants. Thousands of no-knock warrants are used each year. In Milwaukee, on 6 February, a Milwaukee tactical team was serving a search warrant in an investigation of illegal drug and firearms sales. It is unclear if the warrant was a no-knock...
  • Not just Oregon: Saudi students in at least 8 states, Canada vanish while facing criminal charges

    02/09/2019 7:17:43 AM PST · by cutty · 23 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | February 08, 2019 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    They’re not just in Oregon. University students from Saudi Arabia have vanished while facing criminal charges here and in at least seven other states as well as Canada — evidence that a growing number of defendants from the wealthy Persian Gulf kingdom have fled justice in the United States. There are likely more to be discovered. The Oregonian/OregonLive uncovered five examples in Oregon and began searching other states in late January. We’ve found similar cases in Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. We also found two cases in Nova Scotia: Saudi students in two separate incidents skipped bail...
  • Federal officials confirm raid on Milwaukee County Register of Deeds John La Fave's agency

    02/09/2019 6:52:17 AM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-8-19 | Daniel Bice
    Federal authorities conducted a raid on that office on Wednesday, taking away numerous documents and several computers. John La Fave, a Democrat, has headed that office since 2003. "The FBI can confirm that agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and investigators from the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office executed a federal search warrant at the offices of the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds on (Wednesday)," said Milwaukee FBI spokesman Leonard Peace. "Pursuant to the longstanding policy of the United States Department of Justice," Peace continued, "there will be no further comment on the matter at this time." Peace confirmed...
  • In Ralph Northam, Democrats Find The Shoe On The Other Foot

    02/06/2019 4:39:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 6, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    I have an admission to make. I am thoroughly enjoying watching the gotcha tactics of race politics the American left, Democrat Party, and the liberal media frequently use against adversaries backfire and strike one of their own: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Typically, the stories we hear about white people appearing in blackface are when a conservative or Republican politician is discovered to have done so many years ago at a frat party or Halloween Party in a sophomoric attempt to be funny. This gotcha tactic—the left’s new weapon of political warfare—works on the reality that if you go back far...
  • Foxconn again shifts Wisconsin plan after Trump intervenes

    02/03/2019 11:54:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    meadowlakeNOW ^ | February 3, 2019 | Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond, The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. — Foxconn Technology Group has shifted its stated strategy yet again on Friday for a massive Wisconsin campus, crediting a conversation with President Donald Trump for cementing plans to proceed with building a factory to make high-tech liquid display screens. The news capped a week of confusion about Foxconn’s plans in Wisconsin. The company announced in 2017, to much fanfare, that it planned to invest $10 billion in the state and hire 13,000 people to build an LCD factory that could make screens for televisions and a variety of other devices. The company last year said it was...
  • Don't let the parties decide: In a nation where growing numbers of people are turned off(tr)

    01/30/2019 7:47:31 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Jan 30, 2019 | S.E. Cupp
    Over the past week, it’s fair to say Democrats have seemed, well, overly-caffeinated. Howard Schultz, the billionaire former CEO of Starbucks, has the left apoplectic since floating the idea that he is seriously considering running for President — as an independent. Since embarking on his media tour, Democrats from all corners have come out to torpedo the political newcomer, and self-proclaimed lifelong Democrat. With visions of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and Jill Stein dancing maniacally in their heads, no doubt, the fear that Schultz will take votes away from their party nominee in 2020 aren’t unfounded. That’s usually the way...
  • Foxconn may not build $10B Wisconsin plant Trump touted

    01/30/2019 2:30:38 PM PST · by cba123 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 30, 2019, 7:18 PM GMT+7 / Source: Reuters By Reuters
    The 20-million square foot campus was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive American manufacturing. -- t campus marked the largest greenfield investment by a foreign-based company in U.S. history and was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive American manufacturing. Foxconn, which received controversial state and local incentives for the project, initially planned to manufacture advanced large screen displays for TVs and other consumer and professional products at the facility, which is under construction. It later said it would build smaller LCD screens instead. Now, those plans may be...
  • Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant

    01/30/2019 7:47:48 AM PST · by Theoria · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Jan 2019 | Jess Macy Yu and Karl Plume
    Foxconn Technology Group is reconsidering plans to make advanced liquid crystal display panels at a $10 billion Wisconsin campus, and said it intends to hire mostly engineers and researchers rather than the manufacturing workforce the project originally promised. Announced at a White House ceremony in 2017, the 20-million square foot campus marked the largest greenfield investment by a foreign-based company in U.S. history and was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive American manufacturing. Foxconn, which received controversial state and local incentives for the project, initially planned to manufacture advanced large screen displays for TVs...
  • Postal Service suspends delivery Wednesday due to cold

    01/29/2019 9:02:49 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies ^ | 1/29/19 |
    Due to the severe winter weather conditions, the U.S. Postal Service has announced postal delivery Wednesday will be suspended in Minnesota, Iowa, western Wisconsin and western Illinois. Temperatures in the Twin Cities were expected to drop to near -30 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday and a wind chill warning was in effect. A release from the USPS said retail operations at local offices will be available, but may be limited. There will be no collection mail pickup from businesses or collection boxes. There will also be no residential or commercial package pickup services.
  • 'A good old fashioned fist fight': What led Janesville police to arrest 6 people Monday night

    01/25/2019 9:25:44 PM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies ^ | 1/10/2019 | Adam Duxter
    JANESVILLE, Wis. - Three of the six people arrested by Janesville police appeared in Rock County court on Thursday. All are being held on cash bond. Tasha Sanger, 35, Sergio Maciel, 27 and Samantha Guinter, 28, all appeared by camera from the Rock County Jail. On Monday night, all three were arrested following a crash and a domestic dispute. A criminal complaint filed Thursday details the events that led the three plus Jamaious Shoulders and two minors to be arrested. According to the complaint, a disturbance started in the home of Rochelle Maciel, Sergio Maciel's mother and the legal guardian...
  • Rally at Wisconsin Capitol against gun control laws met with counter-protest

    01/20/2019 5:37:25 AM PST · by rellimpank · 1 replies
    madison,com ^ | 13 jan 2019 | SHELLEY K. MESCH
    A few dozen people, some armed with rifles, handguns and extra ammunition, gathered outside the state Capitol Saturday to protest potential gun control measures they fear could come from either newly inaugurated Gov. Tony Evers and his administration or the federal government. Attendees of the We the People rally spoke primarily of three amendments to the U.S. Constitution they believe are under threat: the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms; the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens against searches and seizures without due process of law; and the 14th Amendment, which awards all protections of the constitution to...
  • Confederate Monument In Madison Cemetery Removed [WI]

    01/15/2019 5:02:42 PM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio ^ | 1-11-19 | Phoebe Petrovic
    Stone Transferred To Wisconsin Veterans' Museum Storage After 113 years, a monument to Confederate soldiers in a Madison cemetery has come down. The stone cenotaph, inscribed with 140 names of prisoners-of-war, stood on an area known as Confederate Rest since 1906 — that is, until last week, when a crew from the Madison Parks Department and a local monument company transferred it from the Forest Hills Cemetery to storage at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison City Council voted in October to remove the monument and place it in a museum. Logistics and weather delayed the transfer until now, said Eric...
  • The 7 Republicans who voted against back pay for furloughed workers

    01/14/2019 8:39:57 PM PST · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The House and Senate this week voted overwhelmingly to provide back pay to about 800,000 federal workers who are going without paychecks because of the partial government shutdown. But seven lawmakers — all House Republicans — opposed the measure. Those "no" votes came from Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Glen Grothman (Wis.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Chip Roy (Texas) and Ted Yoho (Fla.). President Trump on Thursday indicated he would sign the bill, leading to its passage by unanimous consent in the Senate later that day. On Friday, the House cleared the measure in a 411-7...
  • Government worker forced to ration insulin because of shutdown

    01/13/2019 4:06:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 13, 2019 | By Tamar Lapin
    A federal worker with diabetes says she has to ration her insulin because she can’t afford the medication amid the government shutdown. When Department of the Interior worker Mallory Lorge — who suffers from Type 1 diabetes — felt her blood sugar rise last week, she said she was forced to try to ignore it. “I can’t afford to go to the ER. I can’t afford anything. I just went to bed and hoped I’d wake up,” Lorge told NBC News. Lorge, 31, said she has two vials of insulin left in her fridge — but she’s conserving them as...
  • Jayme Closs suspect had 'absolutely' no contact with family before killings, kidnapping, aunt says

    01/13/2019 12:27:11 PM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2019 | Matt Finn, Cristina Corbin
    GORDON, Wisconsin – The man accused of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in October had "absolutely" no contact with the family before the brutal slayings, her aunt told Fox News, as the first glimpse of the home where the teenager was allegedly held for months was revealed on Sunday. Authorities in northern Wisconsin removed the barricade blocking the house in rural Gordon on Sunday morning, where authorities say brave 13-year-old Jayme Closs escaped captivity last Thursday. Investigators had closed off the entire neighborhood for days as they carefully gathered evidence inside the home of Jayme’s suspected captor, 21-year-old...
  • 13-Year-Old Jayme Closs Smiling After She's Reunited with Aunt

    01/11/2019 6:52:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies ^ | 1/11/19 | tmz
    3:55 PM -- The first photo of Jayme has surfaced ... showing her smiling with her aunt and godmother, Jennifer Naiberg Smith. As we told you ... they were reunited this afternoon at the hospital where Jayme was being evaluated. 1:57 PM -- Officials say cops recovered a shotgun consistent with what was used at the scene of the homicide. Cops say Patterson -- who shaved his head after allegedly killing Jayme's parents to hide from cops -- shot the door open. Cops say Patterson had a small connection to Jayme's parents -- working at the same turkey processing plant...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/11/2019

    01/11/2019 2:41:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    As we enter the Friday-Saturday news window when things happen to avoid publicity about them one wonders what might be next in the dispute between President Trump and Democrats over funding a barrier on the southern border.... The Battle of Brexit. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on the attack ahead of next Tuesday's expected vote rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's proposal for withdrawal from the European Union..... To France where a cabinet minister in the government of President Emmanuel Macron says she is looking into foreign power giving support to the Yellow Vests protests..... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talking...