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  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Gun Reform AB13 4 February, 2016

    02/06/2016 2:27:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    AB13 is an incremental improvement that establishes a timeline for firearms owners to have their property returned. From walker.wi.gov: Assembly Bill 13 - intends to return property to owners who have been cleared of charges relating to the seizure of a firearm or ammunition. The bill creates a timeline for this process to ensure individuals will no longer be subject to long wait times for the return of their property. Authored by Representative Daniel Knodl (R - Germantown) and Senator Stephen Nass (R - Whitewater), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the...
  • Walker signs blaze pink hunting bill, 20 others

    02/04/2016 6:21:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | February 4th 2016 | Andrew LaCombe
    <p>MADISON -- Wisconsin deer hunters will now be able to wear blaze pink instead of blaze orange after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Thursday morning.</p> <p>Walker's office says the governor signed 21 bills. Most of the legislation was passed by the Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support.</p>
  • Ryan, McCarthy again tell Chaffetz to stay away from Clinton

    02/04/2016 11:42:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4,2016 | JAKE SHERMAN and RACHAEL BADE
    Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met privately with Rep. Jason Chaffetz Wednesday evening to reiterate that he cannot proceed with any investigation that involves Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting. The impetus for the gathering was a POLITICO story where Chaffetz, the chairman, of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was quoted as saying that a pending probe into government record keeping practices would not be "specifically trying to target the secretary, but when she creates her own private email system, she's ensnarled herself.” Presented with the quote before publication, House...
  • Wisconsin firm terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute

    02/03/2016 12:36:25 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | GREG MOORE
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer. Ariens Co. terminated the workers in a dispute that began last month when it moved to enforce an existing rule of two 10-minute breaks per work shift and dozens of Muslim staffers of Somali descent walked off the job in protest.
  • U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble to retire later this year

    01/30/2016 11:09:42 PM PST · by Impy · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 1-30-16 | John Diedrich
    U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) announced late Saturday he will not seek re-election. The former roofing contractor from Neenah issued a statement saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
  • Bush Betrays Egypt's Democrats. For What?

    05/30/2006 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 30, 2006 | Bret Stephens
    CAIRO -- In Washington this month, George Bush met with Gamal Mubarak, heir apparent to the Egyptian throne, and sent regards to Mr. Mubarak's father, President Hosni Mubarak. The House Appropriations Committee turned back an effort by Wisconsin Democrat David Obey to withhold a fraction of Egypt's $1.7 billion annual aid allocation. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned that any cuts would damage a "strategic partnership" that is "a cornerstone of U.S. policy in the Middle East." Also this month, in Cairo, pro-democracy activists such as 39-year-old Ahmed Salah of the Egyptian Movement for Change and dozens of his colleagues...
  • La Crosse Republicans make Cruz their pick in straw poll

    01/26/2016 5:32:28 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 2 replies
    News8000 ^ | Jan 25 2016
    Wisconsin's presidential primary isn't until April, but Republicans in La Crosse County are showing their support for their favorite candidates early. -snip- Senator Ted Cruz topped the poll, getting support from 28% of county Republicans. Senator Marco Rubio and Donald Trump tied for second with 24% of the vote. Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Senator Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina also received votes in the poll. One week from the Iowa caucuses, county chair Bill Feehan says their results are in line with what they're seeing in that state. He says there's a reason Cruz's campaign seems to be gaining momentum....
  • Wauwatosa man under investigation for illegal gun sales

    01/26/2016 5:27:41 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 jan 2016 | John Deidrich
    A Wauwatosa man is under federal investigation for selling guns without a proper license, buying more than 500 firearms from an outdoors store and then selling them through a website or at gun shows, according to newly unsealed court documents. The guns, primarily used firearms, were purchased from 13 Gander Mountain stores across Wisconsin and sold through the website Gunbroker, according to a search warrant unsealed in federal court in Milwaukee last week. The suspect, who is 60, recruited Gander Mountain employees to watch for used firearms and call him when they came into the store, according to the affidavit....
  • Feds to end ultralight-led whooping crane migration

    01/24/2016 12:41:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 24, 2016 2:06 PM EST
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will stop supporting the use of ultralight aircraft to help young whooping cranes migrate from Wisconsin to Florida each fall. [...] Operation Migration, the Canadian-based nonprofit group that has led the migrations for 15 years, has opposed the end of ultralights, saying the program has helped cranes survive. But Fish and Wildlife officials the birds haven't been successful in producing chicks and raising them in the wild. The effort has spent more than $20 million to establish the flock that's distinct from a larger flock of whooping cranes migrating between the Texas...
  • Selective Outrage: National Review Trashes Trump, Rallies Behind Ryan

    01/24/2016 6:19:09 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    A little over three months ago, National Review endorsed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House. In doing so, National Review helped place a man with a two-decade history of pushing open borders immigration policies in charge of the Republican Party’s entire legislative agenda. Ten weeks after that endorsement helped Paul Ryan secure the Speakership, Ryan proceeded to swiftly pass an omnibus spending bill that funded and expanded President Obama’s immigration agenda.
  • Obama’s Dirty Little Secret to Winning the 2012 Presidential Election

    01/24/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.12.12 | Michael Medved
    ...there’s no basis for the common claim Obama won through a superb, unprecedented, supremely effective get-out-the-vote effort by the Democrats. Even downcast Republicans have hailed the opposition’s turnout operation as magnificent, but they fail to note that it resulted in far fewer voters showing up for President Obama. - The president drew 7.6 million fewer votes than he did in the hope-and-change election of 2008. - Exit polls showed that Obama got a slightly smaller percentage of the black vote than last time and that turnout was sharply down, delivering at least 1.5 million fewer African-American ballots for the Democrats....
  • West Virginia Could Become 26th Right-to-Work State

    01/21/2016 1:47:23 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/18/2016 | Jason Hart
    CHARLESTON — Thousands of union members crowded the West Virginia Capitol Wednesday night to protest right-to-work and other items on the Legislature’s agenda. In a campaign organized by the West Virginia AFL-CIO, union members were bused to the Capitol to kick off lobbying efforts for the state's 60-day legislative session. The protesters gathered under the Capitol dome and chanted at legislators who were on their way to the governor’s annual state of the state address. Union officials want to prevent any changes to prevailing wage requirements for government-funded construction projects, avoid cuts to government employee health benefits and prevent West...
  • Wisconsin AG (fascist) Schimel: There’s nothing wicked about AB 666, ‘Alicia’s Law’

    01/22/2016 7:59:38 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 01/21/16 | MD Kittle
    And administrative subpoenas would be issued without any judicial oversight, based on the wider standard of "reasonable cause," not probable cause.
  • Young teenager pleads with pro-lifers outside clinic for help, is dragged away from them and...

    01/22/2016 7:31:13 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: Young teenager pleads with pro-lifers outside clinic for help, is dragged away from them and forced into abortion clinic In 2011, sidewalk counselors outside an abortion clinic in Wisconsin witnessed the scene where a very young teenager (probably 11 – 14 years old) was being forced into an abortion by her parents and clinic escorts. Life site news told the story: “Tobey Neuberger, a sidewalk counselor from Cedarburgh,[Near Milwaukee] said the incident occurred just before 10 a.m. outside Affiliated Medical Services, where she and two other female pro-life counselors gave a “very young” African-American girl literature as she...
  • Knife Law Reform Passes in Wisconsin; on to Governor Walker’s Desk

    01/21/2016 10:56:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife rightsis having a good year. In Wisconsin, a reform bill to de-criminalize switchblades for concealed carry permit holders and police was determined to be an insufficient by the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. A strengthened reform bill, to include knife preemption and decriminalization for the State, was written and passed as a substitute amendment, by a bi-partisan vote of 8-2. The bill was passed by the full House on 27 October. Thebill number is AB 142. Yesterday, 20 January, the Senate passed the bill by unanimous voice vote. It is likely that Governor Walker will sign...
  • Scott Walker gets back to conservative basics in State of State (WI)

    01/20/2016 10:16:08 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - While the left and the right staked out their positions on the Badger State's condition, Gov. Scott Walker's 2016 edition of the State of the State address was replete with the kind of core conservative ideas that had gotten lost in the din of his failed presidential campaign. "For too long, government programs have entrapped individuals...into extended dependency," the Republican governor said Tuesday in laying out his executive blueprint, which promises to be somewhat muted by election-year inertia. "Our reforms help people get the training they need to get back up on their feet." While the diminishing...
  • Bar Sparks Controversy Hosting Camel Rides and Camel Meat Eating

    01/20/2016 10:58:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    CBS58 ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Christie Green
    A bar in Okauchee Lake, Wisconsin is hosting Saturday night an event that has been raising protests from some. Foolery’s Liquid Therapy bar is hosting an event involving camels. There are camel rides available for customers. In addition, customers can eat camel toes and camel meat, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook group. A Facebook group called Global Conservation Group, posted a protest to the event. Tony Foss, the owner of the camel, posted to the group that a camel will not be slaughtered at the event and the camel is a pet of his. The bar posted...
  • Feingold all in on Obama nuclear deal with Iran (barf alert)

    01/19/2016 1:23:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold spent part of his first interview of the election year defending President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - a deal most Americans are leery about, to say the least. The Democrat, who is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to reclaim the seat he lost in the 2010 Republican revolution, said it's only right to talk about the "great things the president has done." "He has accomplished some foreign policy goals we have had for a very long time," Feingold told Sherwin Hughes, host of "The Forum," Friday on Milwaukee's 860 AM,...
  • ICYMI: Planned Parenthood Said It Was "Disrespectful" Paul Ryan Invited Nuns to SOTU

    01/18/2016 1:22:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Some of House Speaker Paul Ryan's guests for the State of the Union address were sisters from the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic religious order dedicated to caring for the elderly poor. The order is suing the federal government over the HHS Mandate, because the sisters do not want to provide contraception to their employees via their insurance plans. (The group does not qualify as a "religious employer" because they employ and serve people of all faiths.) Naturally, Planned Parenthood took offense to this. Never missing an opportunity, @SteveKingIA & @SpeakerRyan used tonight's #SOTU address to send an...
  • After Paul Ryan Funds Visas for 300,000 Muslim Migrants, House Republicans Give Him Standing Ovation

    01/17/2016 4:56:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/16/15 | Julian Hahn
    Last month, House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% successfully pushed through Congress his $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds visas for nearly 300,000 temporary and permanent Muslim migrants over the next 12 months. The omnibus bill also funded sanctuary cities, illegal alien tax credits, and changed federal law to allow for a massive increase in low-skilled H-2B workers- an immigration expansion opposed by more than nine in ten GOP voters. Yet at the first gathering of all House Republicans since the omnibus's passage, Politico reports that GOP lawmakers gave Ryan a standing ovation at the close of this...
  • 207 members of Congress file amicus brief on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor

    01/13/2016 1:09:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 13, 2016 | Rebecca Downs
    Speaker Paul Ryan invited the Little Sisters of the Poor to join him as his guests for the State of the Union. But that’s not the only way in which they’re getting a helping hand from Congress. The office of Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) issued a press release with a link to a bipartisan amicus brief signed by 207 members of Congress in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The amicus brief was sent to the Supreme Court in support of the Catholic group and other non-profit organizations in the upcoming case of Zubik vs. Burwell. Such groups...
  • House of Cards: Paul Ryan’s Campaign to Mislead Voters on His Immigration Stance

    01/13/2016 9:27:31 AM PST · by blueyon · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/12/16 | Julia Hahn
    Although New Year’s confetti is still being cleaned off the floors, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% already issued a statement that could easily be a contender for the most remarkable statement of 2016. In a Monday interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Paul Ryan declared without a trace of humor that “People who know my record know that I’m for border enforcement, border control, not for amnesty.” But a review of Paul Ryan’s record demonstrates a two-decade history of pushing amnesty and mass immigration. In fact, Ryan has developed perhaps the most open borders record in Congress– for members of either...
  • Speaker Ryan invites Little Sisters of the Poor to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 8:15:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 12, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has invited Sister Loraine Marie Maguire and Sister Constance Veit, of the charitable Catholic order Little Sisters of the Poor, as his guests at the annual State of the Union Address this month. “The Little Sisters of the Poor care for the most vulnerable among us, and they should be free to practice their faith without the threat of government interference or intimidation,” Ryan said in his announcement of the invitation Monday. “The Sisters’ stand in defense of religious liberty — one of our most fundamental rights — is nothing short of courageous, and it’s...
  • Daniel Horowitz Exposes Paul Ryan 'Jail Break' Agenda [Assembling Farrahkhan's 10K Man Army]

    01/12/2016 2:43:04 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2016 | Dan Riehl
    Conservative Review editor Daniel Horowitz joined Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon to discuss House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) upcoming steps to fund Obama’s dangerous "prison break" agenda that includes retroactively freeing drug traffickers, even as the public's concerns about a new crime wave grow. Horowitz was also asked to weigh in on the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) eligibility question and referenced his own article of January 7, where he writes, in part, about the error of giving citizenship to illegals born in the U.S. The entire Breitbart News Daily interview can be heard below...
  • Senate rejects Paul's Audit the Fed push

    01/12/2016 1:54:33 PM PST · by SouthReb · 24 replies
    "The Senate on Tuesday rejected Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) controversial proposal to audit the Federal Reserve, turning aside a bill that has drawn the ire of the business community and the White House. The Senate voted 53-44 on taking up the presidential hopeful’s Audit the Fed measure. Sixty votes were needed to move forward. Paul won some bipartisan support for the legislation, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), another presidential candidate, voting in favor. Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) backed the bill as well. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who is also running for president, supported moving forward with Paul's legislation, while...
  • Robert Griffin III cleans out his locker four years after Washington Redskins paid a whooping [tr]

    01/11/2016 10:20:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    Robert Griffin III is saying goodbye to the Washington Redskins. Four years after signing a $21.1million four-year contract with the team, that came with a $13.8million signing bonus, Griffin was seen cleaning out his locker for the final time following the Redskins loss to the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday. It was a difficult four years for Griffin, who after a stellar rookie season faltered in his second year and was replaced by Kirk Cousins, never returning to his post as starting quarterback.
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Weekend

    01/11/2016 4:15:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 383 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND Saturday, Jan. 16 AFC Divisional Round Game 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots 4:35 p.m., CBS NFC Divisional Round Game 1 Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m., NBC Sunday, Jan. 17 NFC Divisional Round Game 2 Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m., FOX AFC Divisional Round Game 2 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos 4:40 p.m., CBS
  • How they'll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and Kochs want to [expletive] America as bad as..

    01/10/2016 1:11:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | January 9, 2016 | Paul Rosenberg
    ~~~~This is how they'll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and the Kochs want to [expletive] America as bad as they did Wisconsin~~~ The third week in December brought two startling stories highlighting the ongoing Dixiefication of the Midwest, a key ingredient in how the GOP, with its aging white male demographic base, is nonetheless strategically outmaneuvering the Democratic Party on multiple fronts. They are sharp reminders of how our politics are being reshaped in state legislatures and on the ground-and how inattentive to basics the Democrats have become since the demise of the 50-state strategy.The story from Wisconsin concerns the...
  • Bad Santa: John Doe prosecutor delivers letters to the people he spied on

    01/07/2016 1:35:36 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 1-6-16 | M. D. Kittle
    Part 315 of 314 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War MADISON, Wis. - He walked into work Tuesday morning to find he had received an "unbelievable" notice. Opening the manila envelope, the Wisconsin conservative learned that government agents had secretly seized his emails - professional and personal - sent and received over a two-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2009. He found out he had, without his knowledge, been dragged into Wisconsin's notorious John Doe investigation, one of perhaps dozens of individuals who in recent days have received similar notices from former John Doe special prosecutor Francis D. Schmitz. Some, like...
  • Maria Espinoza: Obama Didn’t Cry For Americans Slaughtered By Illegal Immigrants

    01/06/2016 3:45:02 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/6/16 | d riehl
    National Director of the Remembrance Project Maria Espinoza is planning a run for the House in Texas’ 7th District, and weighing in on President Obama’s executive action on guns. Espinoza tells Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon: This gun grab is completely unconstitutional and I fear the Congress will do the same thing they’ve done in the past” when Obama has acted unconstitutionally. “They funded Obamacare. They funded executive amnesty…. I fear that if the people do not rise up quickly and strongly, that this Congress will cave once again. Espinoza said if she is elected to Congress, she...
  • ‘Making A Murderer’: 5 fascinating theories about what REALLY happened

    12/31/2015 1:45:31 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 32 replies
    Fusion ^ | 12/31/15 | Dodai Stewart
    If you’ve watched all ten episodes of the Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer, you’re most likely left with more questions than answers. For starters: What really happened? The filmmakers present the story of Steven Avery, a man falsely accused of sexual assault and attempted murder, who was convicted and imprisoned, then exonerated, only to be charged decades later with murdering a photographer named Teresa Halbach. It’s a complicated, harrowing, frustrating narrative, and it’s sparked a lot of speculation. Warning: If you haven’t watched the series, this post isn’t for you; it requires some knowledge of the show, and spoilers...
  • Ryan: Obama’s Executive Action Another Attempt to Divide, ‘Distract From His Failed Policies’

    01/04/2016 1:47:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2016 | 11:50 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that President Barack Obama's decision to use his executive authority to enact more gun control laws is "another attempt to divide and distract from his failed policies." "We should also better enforce the laws we have on the books now to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals. Instead, the president is again targeting law-abiding citizens, intruding further into innocent Americans' lives. At a time when the country wants the president to lead the fight against radical Islamic terror, this is yet another attempt to divide and distract from his failed...
  • The End of the Beginning - The Road to the White House

    01/02/2016 8:44:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    After the British victory at the Battle of the Second El Alamein in November of 1942, Winston Churchill spoke to the British people. Churchill eloquently stated, “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Perhaps, the same can be said of the opening salvos of the 2016 Presidential Election. We have watched numerous debates on both sides, filled with candidates grandiose and not very grandiose. Gradually, the field is being thinned and on February 1, 2016, the games truly begin at the Iowa Caucuses....
  • It’s clear here in Iowa: Power is shifting from the establishment

    01/02/2016 9:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | January 3, 2016 | David Shribman, executive editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Montour, Iowa -- After candidate entries and candidate withdrawals, debates and debate-related controversies, campaign surges and campaign duds, and tens of millions spent and tens of millions wasted on broadcast advertisements, we finally have reached the actual election year. No one expected Donald Trump to retain his high poll ratings. No one expected Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin to bomb. No one expected terrorism to emerge as a top issue. No one expected Republican politics to be so riveting. But while some of the candidates have been on a fool's errand, 2015 was not a bootless errand. It taught us...
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The History Of Wisconsin (Vanity)

    01/02/2016 5:01:53 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    email | 1-2-16 | unkknown
    One of the best things about getting older is that you never stop learning. I learned a few things from this e-mail. Interesting - Especially the one about Green Bay and #10 -- Oconomowoc was popular with gangsters. (So was Mequon.) Growing up in Wisconsin, a lot of us learned some facts about the state's history and took an historical field trip or two. But there are some things many people just don't know about the state despite living here for a long time. Here are ten little-known facts about Wisconsin's history. 1. Everything that Wisconsin is is thanks to...
  • Trump’s 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama’s 2009 Fan Boys…

    12/30/2015 8:55:08 PM PST · by akalinin · 12 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 28 2015 | sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists.Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign. Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now openly...
  • Rep. Joel Kleefisch fined for shooting two turkeys with one shot

    12/29/2015 3:45:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    Madison - Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) said he's been cited for killing two turkeys with one shot. Kleefisch said Monday he was hunting Sunday in Waukesha County when he killed the tom as well as a nearby jake with pellets from the same shot. He said he didn't mean to shoot the jake but called a warden because he lacked a tag for the second bird. He was told he would be cited since he was warned several years ago about being sure of his target when he dropped three geese with one shot. Kleefisch said the citation is in...
  • Paul Ryan's Corrupt Oil Deal [VANITY]

    12/27/2015 8:05:14 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 24 replies
    12/272015 | me
    Paul Ryan brags about the appropriations bill being a big win because of the lifting of the crude oil export ban. But the win is for Paul Ryan's family. This is corruption. Ryan sold us out to line his own pockets. And it isn't the first time. See Ryan's Shrewd Budget Payday. In short, Ryan's wife and in-laws have made millions with Oklahoma oil and gas leases. This lifting of the crude export ban is a financial windfall for this family. Paul Ryan Justifies Oil Exports: 'Like Having 100 Keystone Pipelines'
  • Surge of Milwaukee gun violence strains courts, prompting new tactics

    12/27/2015 9:19:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 27 dec 2015 | John Deidrich
    It's just after 8 a.m. on a Monday and the cramped courtroom gallery begins to fill with family and friends of defendants and victims. The prosecutors, defense attorneys and police officers soon file into the dingy, dated courtroom protected by security glass. It's another busy day in Milwaukee County gun court. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Frederick Rosa and his staff have seven cases set for trial — all but two are so-called "speedy trials" that, by state law, cannot be delayed. Rosa can preside over just one. Something has to give. Over the next couple of hours, he juggles cases,...
  • Signs We Are Now Beating the Establishment

    12/25/2015 10:38:25 AM PST · by Baynative · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 24, 2015 | C. Edmund Wright
    On the heels of the disastrous and obscene Omnibus Spending Orgy rubber stamped by the Obama Republicans in Congress last week – there is actually hope that we have turned the corner against the Republican Establishment wing of the Washington Cartel. It reminds me of the old adage about going bankrupt – first it happens slowly and then suddenly. That seems to describe the fall of the GOP establishment. The reality they face today is totally different from the one in 2014 – let alone 2012, 2010 and 2008. And yet, without some of the efforts in those cycles, we...
  • REPORT: Republican Lawmakers Laugh In Paul Ryan's Face For Trusting Harry Reid

    12/23/2015 12:28:29 PM PST · by Hoodat · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Dec 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican lawmakers reportedly laughed at House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) after he told them he had been given a promise from Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Lawmakers were amused at Ryan's naiveté for thinking that Reid is someone their party can trust. "I know, I know," Ryan replied with a smile, according to The Hill. Reid and Ryan just finished working together to help pass a $1 trillion dollar spending bill, which many argue contained far more liberal policies than conservative ones. Reid has promised Ryan that he will return to regular order in the New Year....
  • U.S. mayor calls Obama 'Muslim,' stands firm as critics rage

    12/23/2015 2:32:08 PM PST · by detective · 100 replies
    WND ^ | 12/23/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Wisconsin mayor is fending off fierce backlash after he called President Obama a Muslim who has "destroyed the fabric of democracy." Superior, Wisconsin, Mayor Bruce Hagen has refused to apologize for Facebook posts criticizing Obama and the first lady.
  • Politico, The Hill, Hide Speaker Ryan’s 2016 Report Card From Pelosi: ‘They Gave (trunc)

    12/22/2015 10:01:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22nd, 2015 | by Neil Munro
    Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan's 2016’s disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan. Ryan and his top aides “really gave away the store,” Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18. Her report-card phrase — “they really gave away the store” — doesn’t appear in Politico or TheHill, even by Dec. 22. Instead, Politico suggested that Ryan came out roughly even. “The four leaders — Ryan, Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry...
  • Paul Ryan: ‘I Hate Omnibus Bill’ But I Did It Anyway

    12/22/2015 3:17:41 PM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2015 | MIchelle Fields
    House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told radio host Bill Bennett that he hates Omnibus bills, but he passed a $1 trillion omnibus last week anyway. “I hate omnibus bills and I don’t like doing these last-second bills,” Ryan said. He added that he blames Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) who filibustered, “all but one appropriations bill” and also his caucus who, “seized up in the middle of the summer, unable to pass any appropriations bills because of some poison pill amendments
  • Speaker Ryan Defends His H-2B Pink-Slip Plan For Up To 200,000 Blue-Collar Voters

    12/22/2015 3:20:56 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2015 | Neil Munro
    House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is still downplaying his controversial new H-2B legislation, which will pink-slip up to 200,000 more blue-collar Americans during the 2016 election year. “There’s one provision that I think has been so misconstrued… which is the H-2B visa program,” he told radio-host Hugh Hewitt Dec. 21.
  • Open Carry at Immanuel Baptist Church

    12/22/2015 7:36:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Both people in the picture above are open carrying.A correspondent reports on open carry at a church in Northern Wisconsin. There is a sign near the entrance that says that legal carry of guns is welcome. Here is the pro-carry sign. It is a simple 8 1/2 by 11 sheet: Wisconsin is underrated as a pro-Second Amendment state. The state never outlawed open carry, even if the urban areas routinely violated Second Amendment rights of citizens before 2010. Wisconsin passed a strong amendment to the State Constitution in 1998, affirming the right to keep and bear arms for all...
  • Wisconsin Lawmaker says More Gun Rights Would Reduce Crime

    12/21/2015 5:03:45 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/21/15 | AP
    A Wisconsin state lawmaker says the shooting at a Madison mall over the weekend shows that it's necessary to expand gun owners' rights so people can protect themselves. Republican Rep. Bob Gannon said in a statement Monday that there would be less crime if more people were trained to shoot at someone who threatened them, like a mall shooter.
  • John Doe target: ‘Where and when does this abuse end?’ (WI)

    12/21/2015 11:42:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 12-21-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - The conservative targets of a politically driven John Doe investigation say they have learned to never underestimate the vindictiveness of the people who have spent years intimidating them. Despite little chance of success, the Democrat district attorneys who signed off on the unconstitutional probe filed a motion Friday to intervene in the legally dead Doe in hopes of taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, the Democrat who launched the secret procedure in August 2012, filed the motion under seal in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Dane County District Attorney Ismael...
  • Will the GOP Mount a Third-Party Challenge to Trump?

    12/20/2015 5:34:38 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeff Greenfield
    Donald Trump may have eased some Republican fears Tuesday night when he declared his intention to stay inside the party. But if their angst has been temporarily eased at the prospect of what he would do if he loses, they still face a far more troubling, and increasingly plausible, question. What happens to the party if he wins? Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/donald-trump-2016-third-party-bid-213449#ixzz3uunF2pRX
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell: Promises we kept this year

    12/19/2015 9:42:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    investors.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Sen. Mitch McConnell gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Hello, I'm Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. I'm proud to represent Kentucky in the United States Senate. I'm also honored to have served this past year as leader of the Senate's new Republican majority. When you voted for this new majority last November, the Senate was a mess. Some thought the Senate could never be cured of its dysfunction and its gridlock. But the new majority you elected didn't agree. We believed the Senate could be restored to a place of high purpose again, and we've made great strides over the...