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WI-Sen: Al Franken (D. MN) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Al Franken (D. MN) in support of Russ Feingold's (D. WI) comeback bid against Tea Party U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R. WI):
poopdogcomedy 05/27/2015 5
Comfort Makes Me Right: Indigo Kalliope: Poems From the Left
Copper, cotton and fool's gold beaten into mash, shoveled down maws of metal monkeys, greater than the sum of ribs, thumbs, and vertebrae. Acid leak squeals spray from split purple lips. Road ...
ruleoflaw 05/26/2015 7
In Wisconsin The Cronyism and Extremism Just Got Worse; No abortion for you.
No, he has no shame. Cronies, cronies everywhere is Scott Walkers modus operendi . It used to be confined to government jobs, agency and department heads, or appointments. No more. These ...
Puddytat 05/26/2015 42
What a waste ... Memorial Day (a short story)
This short story was previously published on Monday, May 28, 2012, as "Memorial ...
Mark E Andersen 05/25/2015 39
Memorial Day and Flanders Fields
I often struggle to write about Memorial Day. It is about more ...
Mark E Andersen 05/24/2015 101
Chaos Follows Right Wing Takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this picture of newly RW anointed Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack is ...
Puddytat 05/24/2015 234
1 Percenter Spends $350,000 to Murder Endangered Rhino
There are perhaps 4500 black rhinos left in the world. As of last Monday, there was one fewer.
noweasels 05/23/2015 205
Duggar Parents Placed Son in Christian Treatment Facility whose Leader was Caught Molesting Girls
This story keeps getting ickier. From radaronline.com : After Josh Duggar admitted to his parents Jim Bob and Michelle that he had fondled multiple minor females in his home, his parents say they ...
ericlewis0 05/23/2015 219
Update: Photos from Portland, OR Celebration! Today, we gather to Celebrate our Cedwyn
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax-- Of cabbages--and kings-- -Lewis Carrol, The Walrus and The Carpenter The time has come to talk ...
Onomastic 05/23/2015 180
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #252 - Raging Bully Edition
ericlewis0 05/23/2015 78
Scott Walker and the GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down
Does simply investigating whether a political crime occurred violate the First Amendment rights of the suspect? Presidential hopeful Scott Walker's allies say yes. What will the courts say?
Sue Wilson 05/22/2015 15
Scott Walker Fired as Chair of His Own Job Creation Agency
The Joint Finance Committee of the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has agreed to a set of changes to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), including a provision to fire ...
Giles Goat Boy 05/22/2015 8
The prurient god of the Duggars
Full disclosure. I never watched the Duggar's television show. Heard about it, of course. But the show's entire premise left me feeling nauseous. The focus on fertility and a constant state of ...
Onomastic 05/22/2015 272
Christiegate: Christie Goes on Expletive-Filled Rant in Front of Large Crowd
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) Ruh-roh - looks like Christie is cracking. From Talking Points Memo : New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) gave a speech on Wednesday full of ...
ericlewis0 05/21/2015 355
You Know it's Bad When GOP Reps Vote Scott Walker Out as Head of Flagship Agency (Big Update)
Questions about WEDC are dogging Scott Walker Oh, yeah, the normally Scott Walker-subservient Republican Legislators who infest majorities in the Wisconsin State Legislature have told us all we ...
Puddytat 05/21/2015 62
Walker Fired from WEDC!
this came up while scanning the Journal Sentinel http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/joint-finance-to-deal-today-with-troubled-wedc-cuts-to-seniorcare-b99504512z1-304551231.html Walker ...
MorrellWI1983 05/21/2015 18
Press conference to ask MLB to support #blacklivesmatter interrupted by neo-Nazi protesters
Bishop Bobby Hilton and a group of Cincinnati ministers called a press conference yesterday to ask Major League Baseball to support #blacklivesmatter. The ministers want to use the upcoming All-...
akadjian 05/21/2015 12
Jeb Bush Says it's "Really Arrogant" to be Certain About Man-Made Global Warming
(photo credit: Rollins College) From Talking Points Memo : Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Wednesday that it's "really arrogant" for people to say there's a scientific ...
ericlewis0 05/21/2015 106
Wisconsin Legislature really is insane
Reading this list from the Wisconsin DHS https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p4/p44578.pdf just makes me angrier the more I look at it. It's inconsistent (you can buy fresh sweet potatoes/...
CatKnipND 05/20/2015 133
Scott 'Shifty' Walker explains what a real flip-flopper is and he isn't one
"Sometimes, my own stances just slip ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/20/2015 40
WI-Sen: Sherrod Brown (D. OH) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail from one of my favorite U.S. Senators, ...
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 3
UBS Pleads Guilty to Biggest Financial Scam in History - Citibank & J.P. Morgan Also Plead Guilty
(image courtesy of SwitchYourBank.org) Late-night breaking from Bloomberg : UBS Group AG said its main unit will plead guilty to fraud in the U.S. for manipulating benchmark interest rates ...
ericlewis0 05/19/2015 172
Bush CIA Deputy Director Admits We Were Lied Into Iraq War
(photo credit: G. Pisano) On Hardball tonight, Chris Matthews interviewed ex-CIA Deputy Director (and Acting Director) under George W. Bush, Michael Morrell. Here is a ...
ericlewis0 05/19/2015 285
This weekend we gather to celebrate our Cedwyn with her Mom and Portland friends!
Celebration of Cedwyn Saturday May 23 1:00pm At The ...
Onomastic 05/19/2015 63
Confessions of Scott Walkers Pale Blue Shirt: Volume 2, More Confessions
Pale blue shirt here. I'm back. Hello, there. I'm Scott Walkers pale blue campaigning shirt. You've met me before . I'm the shirt that'...
Puddytat 05/19/2015 17
WI-Sen: Ron Johnson (R), 'I May Trust Ayatollah Over Obama On Details Of Iran Deal'
More words of insanity from one of the most vulnerable Tea Part U.S. Senators: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/senate-homeland-security-chairman-ayatollah-could-be-more-tr?utm_term=.
poopdogcomedy 05/19/2015 15
Cheney Thought Al Qaeda Was Bluffing
(illustration courtesy of Mad Magazine) In case you didn't yet know Cheney was recklessly incompetent. From firstlook.org : When presented with an actual terror threat – the one that ...
ericlewis0 05/19/2015 210
Walker loses a round in court
Haven't seen this in a diary yet, so here's a short one on a bit of news. (Where are you, puddytat??) All of us in Wisconsin who lose sleep thinking that Scott Walker may spend and slime his way ...
strobusguy 05/18/2015 37
birds along the fox
blueyedace2 05/18/2015 11
Sunday Bloody Sunday – What Went Down in Waco
Sunday’s bloody battle, which pitched Waco police against two feuding gangs and their supporters, resulted in 9 dead, 18 critically injured and 174 arrests. That the dead and injured were ...
Mopshell 05/18/2015 234
Bill O'Reilly's Daughter Alleges He Dragged Wife by the Neck Down a Flight of Stairs
(image credit: theleetgeeks) From Talking Points Memo : Gawker writer J.K. Trotter published a report on Monday that alleged Fox News host Bill O'...
ericlewis0 05/18/2015 123
Must read economics books: On value and values
For a recent project, I’ve been researching organizations and values within organizations. I happened to come across On Value and Values by Douglas K. Smith because of the following quote: For ...
akadjian 05/18/2015 59
Smoking gun for Walker's WEDC? A Timeline.
Excellent reporting this weekend from the Wisconsin State Journal digging into one particularly jaw-dropping $500k loan made by Scott Walker's Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) . The ...
lufthase 05/18/2015 62
Top Comments: Early Risers vs. Night Owls Edition
Some of us just like to howl at the moon ...
Puddytat 05/17/2015 138
sad trestle trail
blueyedace2 05/17/2015 16
Shell Oil Caught Planning for Deadly 4 to 6 Degree Rise in Global Temperature
(photo courtesy of Greenpeace) Whoopsies. From The Guardian : Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an ...
ericlewis0 05/17/2015 220
Cartoon: Animal Nuz #251 - Jerb Bush Edition
ericlewis0 05/16/2015 140
Scott Walker heads to Washington to pander to the 'religious' far right
Look, I'll hate whatever you tell me to. While Wisconsin Governor and likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is a favorite among business leaders looking for favors and wealthy ...
Hunter 05/16/2015 56
UPDATE- Unintimidated Scott Walker pulls 180 on strategy at corrupt jobs agency he created
Another Friday, and another drastic and intriguing difference of direction from our fair Governor regarding the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). One week after an audit from the ...
Jake formerly of the LP 05/16/2015 11
Suck It, Neocons - POTUS Gets Saudi Thumbs Up on Iran Nuke Deal
(photo credit: Doug Mills, NYT) From The Guardian : Barack Obama has secured support from Gulf leaders for his attempt to reach a nuclear deal with Iran as a summit outside Washington ...
ericlewis0 05/15/2015 57
Lindsey Graham is This Close to Running for President
Lindsey Graham is so excited about running for President! Senator Lindsey Graham who for some reason I always want to associate with Louisiana (as if having Bobby Jindal wasn’t sufficiently ...
Mopshell 05/15/2015 36
B.B. King 1925 - 2015
(photo credit: Annie Leibovitz) From AP , via The Washington Post : VEGAS — ‘King of the Blues’ legend B.B. King dead in Las Vegas at age 89, his attorney says. http://www....
ericlewis0 05/14/2015 119
I'm Doing a Happy Dance Today at Russ Feingold's Announcement
Good news is hard to come by in Wisconsin these days so when there is some, I want to share the happiness. What can be more fabulous than Russ Feingold announcing he's going to take his Senate seat ...
Puddytat 05/14/2015 108
GOP Senator Predicts Republican Majority Will Fail Its First Fiscal Test
Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) was both scathing and blunt in recent criticism of his party’s tardiness when it comes to fiscal management. At a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor last ...
Mopshell 05/14/2015 32
WI-Sen: PCCC Wastes No Time Helping Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)
Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold's (D. WI) comeback bid against Tea Party U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (...
poopdogcomedy 05/14/2015 7
Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin Unions and the Plans Ahead
America’s National Labor Relations law as amended governs private sector unions, but not public sector unions. Public sector unions organize and operate under state enabling legislation. Some ...
Fred Siegmund 05/14/2015 8
College Student to Jeb Bush: "Your Brother Created ISIS"
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) From The New York Times : Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, had just concluded a town-hall-style meeting when Ms. (Ivy) Ziedrich demanded to be heard. “
ericlewis0 05/13/2015 202

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