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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 15 - -
UPDATED! Poll Added! Scott Walker's ISIS gaffe causes explosion of mocking images
UPDATED 2/27/2015 with more memes and a sobering video at the end. Earlier today, when asked about ISIS, presidential hopeful and current Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said that his response to ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/26/2015 410 586 8 -
BREAKING: Wisconsin workers call for general strike after legislature pushes right-to-work vote
At a gathering Sunday of influential Wisconsin workers and political activists, a unanimous decision was made regarding how to respond to news that the Republican majority in the state legislature ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/22/2015 233 363 4 -
Four things you MUST KNOW about Scott Walker (before it’s too late)
The following article is reprinted with permission from the Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative.
Giles Goat Boy 02/16/2015 176 396 13 -
Walker's proposed budget deletes "search for truth" from Univ of Wisconsin mission statement
I could have titled this post "Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is a beady-eyed weasel", but that is not news to anyone on Daily Kos, and it's likely that half my posts here could be accurately ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/04/2015 83 143 3 -
Nutso right-wing radio hack tweets that Seahawks coach should be "Lynched"
If there is one thing right-wingers should have learned by now, it's that they are not funny. Charlie Sykes, a rabid talk radio host who makes his living spewing hate to Milwaukee-area suburbanites ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/02/2015 9 22 - -
Video from 'People For People People' eviscerates pathological liar Scott Walker
Get ready, America. If you liked Richard Nixon, you will love Scott Walker. First, this call to action from a video just released by The People for People People Corporation . The video ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/01/2015 52 144 5 -
Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Solidarity Sing Along Citations
In a 3-0 ruling , Wisconsin’s Fourth District Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court’s ruling that an administrative rule used to arrest and cite peaceful protesters in the Wisconsin ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/29/2015 23 110 2 -
Scott Walker's unnamed staffer makes another typo
UPDATE: From the comments below, it is clear that some readers are unaware of the back story regarding Scott Walker's habit of blaming staffers for his mistakes, so I have changed the title of this ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/02/2015 58 68 - -
Why "Thank you again and Molotov" matters.
John Nichols was on Wisconsin Public Radio this morning as part of the panel on Joy Cardin’s “Week in Review” hour. He stated that he did not think ...
Giles Goat Boy 12/12/2014 55 39 - -
Scott Walker to attorney regarding menorah display: "Thank you again and Molotov"
The Capital Times in Madison reports on a letter from college dropout and current Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, presumably from when Walker was serving as Milwaukee County Executive: In an ...
Giles Goat Boy 12/10/2014 36 34 - -
Gun-lubbin' Scott Walker's security detail tosses gun-totin' Walker supporter from Walker rally
Not that it matters to the brain-dead supporters of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, but I find it very amusing that one of the Walker-ing Dead was ordered outside after openly carrying his gun into ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/03/2014 50 93 2 -
Walker Administration/WI DOJ appealing 120 Sing Along tickets that were thrown out
I haven't offered an update on the Solidarity Sing Along in a while, but it is still going strong. The sing along is a noon-hour singing protest that has occurred at the Wisconsin State Capitol ...
Giles Goat Boy 10/24/2014 52 233 4 -
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Makes Sure White Men Get to Ask Questions
Last night, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association sponsored the second of two gubernatorial debates between incumbent Scott Walker (R) and challenger Mary Burke (D). The debate was broadcast on ...
Giles Goat Boy 10/18/2014 78 154 2 -
Scott Walker administration certifies – in writing – that $7.25 per hour is a living wage
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is required under Wisconsin law to establish minimum wages for most classes of Wisconsin workers. Under that law, the DWD is charged with ...
Giles Goat Boy 10/07/2014 44 56 1 -
Wisconsin Forward Together coalition kicks off "Week of Moral Action" in Madison
The weather has been dry around Madison, Wisconsin lately. Not too hot, just dry. We needed some rain. We got some today – a thorough, soaking rain with some friendly thunder – right around ...
Giles Goat Boy 08/21/2014 14 40 2 -
UPDATED: Conservative Cat Fight! Scott Walker ready to cut deal with prosecutors
Although the reporting is wrapped in a convoluted opinion piece attempting to soften the blow and paint Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as some kind of First Amendment hero, the Wall Street Journal ...
Giles Goat Boy 05/27/2014 170 365 4 -
Wisconsin Capitol Police served with federal civil rights lawsuit
Three officers from the Wisconsin Capitol Police Department are being sued by a Madison, Wisconsin radio host. Dominic Salvia, who co-hosts a show on The Mic 92.1 , was arrested on July 24, 2013 ...
Giles Goat Boy 03/31/2014 52 207 3 -
Solidarity Sing Along/Pussy Riot video creating shockwaves
The Voice Project describes its work as utilizing "the power of music to effect positive social change, promote human rights and defend freedom of expression around the globe. We strive to see how ...
Giles Goat Boy 03/11/2014 14 48 - -
Historic! North Carolina’s ‘Moral Monday’ movement coming to Wisconsin!!
Well, I must say it is really nice to have some exciting, positive news to report from Wisconsin. A consortium of Madison area labor and religious organizations is bringing North Carolina's Moral ...
Giles Goat Boy 03/06/2014 61 143 3 -
Wisconsin Rep. pledges "not to collect one cent of per diem money ever"; Collects $10,560
When Republican representative Scott Krug was running for a seat in the Wisconsin Assembly in 2010, he was interviewed by the Wisconsin State Journal. Positioning himself as a fiscal conservative, ...
Giles Goat Boy 03/03/2014 28 100 2 -
Major UPDATES Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader accused of lewd behavior on D.C. field trip
UPDATED Saturday March 1, 2014 16:30 CST - WisPolitics is reporting that Rep. Kramer has checked himself into a treatment facility and has no other comment at this time. http://quorumcall....
Giles Goat Boy 03/01/2014 102 155 5 -
Funny dude who wrote about "ALEC bl*w job" no longer employed at Wisconsin DOT
John J. Schulze, the self described "funny dude" who bragged in a 2010 email about using the state of Wisconsin's email system to send out a fake press release in 1998, is no longer employed by the ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/25/2014 25 46 1 -
Hey, Scott Walker! Did you read the one about the ALEC bl*wjob convention?
At least two things are quite clear from the Scott Walker document dump that took place yesterday. 1. Scott Walker can no longer credibly claim he knew nothing about the secret email system set up ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/20/2014 38 58 2 -
Living-wage-killing State Rep understands Milwaukee because he "drives through every day"
Wisconsin State Rep. Chris Kapenga , who represents a suburb of Milwaukee where the average household income is two and a half times greater than that of the city of Milwaukee, really hates it when ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/12/2014 39 75 1 -
Senate "CHOICE" bill would pulverize Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
It didn't get a lot of attention, but U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) declared war on public education for students with special needs last month when he introduced the CHOICE Act ( S. 1909, "Creating ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/08/2014 16 63 2 -
Dane County (WI) Judge Declares Rule Used to Charge Singers Unconstitutional
A Dane County, Wisconsin judge has declared unconstitutional an administrative rule used by Governor Scott Walker's administration to cite hundreds of Capitol singers, observers, protesters, and ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/05/2014 37 136 3 -
Wisconsin GOP Special Needs Voucher Stealth Game Falls Flat
If you are a Wisconsin GOP legislator these days, the most important lesson you have been taught by your leaders is never to tell anyone what you're up to, especially your constituents or the ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/23/2014 34 101 2 -
The Other Wisconsin MLK Day Ceremony
Unlike Martin Luther King Day last year, this morning when I left my house to head to downtown Madison, I remembered to haul the trash cans to the curb. Trash day in our neighborhood is Monday. ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/20/2014 27 33 - -
Wisconsin Republican Does the Impossible, Drags State Legislature to New Low
It's official. The Wisconsin Capitol building is now the state's most elegant whorehouse. From the Wisconsin State Journal in an article titled Wealthy divorced donor helped write controversial child-
Giles Goat Boy 01/11/2014 153 318 3 -
Credit Card Records: Wisconsin Capitol Police Spent Thousands on Device to Harass Singers
First, let me beg for forgiveness from all the Green Bay Packers fans out there. My satirical post last night apparently caused more than a few of you to drop your fried cheese curds. Hopefully no ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/02/2014 68 196 3 -
Wisconsin Legislature Passes Secret Bill Forcing Privatization of Green Bay Packers
Fans of the Green Bay Packers were stunned to learn that the Wisconsin Legislature has passed a bill to force the privatization of the Packers, the National Football League’s only publicly-owned ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/01/2014 122 188 - -
Praise Father Groppi and pass the Cheez Doodles
What do you get when you put Woody Guthrie, carbon monoxide, frozen custard, and Cheez Doodles in a big metal box and shake it for two hours? photo by Joe Brusky There are buses more famous than ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/17/2013 26 41 2 -
WTF (Wisconsin Transparency Force) Washes Walker's Windows
The debut action of the Wisconsin Transparency Force (WTF) was a smashing success at the State Capitol today. [Ummm, Giles...this action involved the windows of a historic building. Don't use the ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/01/2013 33 54 2 -
Wisconsin Solidarity Sing Along book available for pre-order!
You knew it had to happen: a book documenting Wisconsin’s legendary Solidarity Sing Along’s courageous stand against Governor Scott Walker’s attempts to shut them down. The Sing Along began ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/09/2013 24 45 1 -
Wisconsin Guv Walker's Newest Bizarre Scheme to Stop Singers
Scott Walker has hit a laughable new low in his attempt to stop the Solidarity Sing Along, a singing protest/lovefest that has occurred every weekday at the Wisconsin State Capitol since March 11th, ...
Giles Goat Boy 08/29/2013 140 394 5 -
Did Madison NBC Affiliate Help Capitol Cops Set Up Solidarity-STING-Along?
Another strange day in Madison at the Solidarity Sing Along - a daily gathering of citizens who sing labor-rights and social-justice songs during their lunch hour at the Wisconsin Capitol. It is ...
Giles Goat Boy 07/31/2013 61 81 3 -
Just Watch. What Else Can I Say?
Courtesy of my friend Arthur. Today in the Wisconsin Capitol - tourists warned and arrested for observing singers: If you haven't been following Wisconsin lately go here for the back story: http:
Giles Goat Boy 07/26/2013 149 265 3 -
Wisconsin Capitol Arrests Continue for a 2nd Day
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s administration ordered its Capitol Police force to arrest singing citizens for a second consecutive day. Singers participating in the daily, noon-hour ...
Giles Goat Boy 07/25/2013 67 174 4 -
Mass Arrest of Singers in Wisconsin Capitol
Wisconsin Capitol Police arrested and cited around 20 people today after declaring their singing of protest songs in the rotunda an "unlawful event." Many of those arrested were senior citizens ( ...
Giles Goat Boy 07/24/2013 142 262 3 -
Federal Judge Enjoins Walker Administration from Enforcing Wisconsin Capitol Permit Requirements
I wish I had more time to analyze and write about this, but let's just say it was a good day for the Wisconsin chapter of the ACLU. In addition to granting a 10 day injunction barring enforcement ...
Giles Goat Boy 07/08/2013 50 216 4 -
Wisconsin Republican History Lesson: State Capitol has "no long history of assembly and debate"
Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Donald V. Latorraca recently sent a letter to a Dane County Circuit Court judge. He was answering some motions filed by my attorney that were recently argued in ...
Giles Goat Boy 06/22/2013 31 51 - -
VIDEO: Wisconsin Senate President Loses It While Ramming Through Vaginal Ultrasound Bill
There isn't a lot of background needed on this. Wisconsin's Republican majority continued their self-proclaimed "laser focus" on jobs this morning by passing a bill forcing women seeking abortions ...
Giles Goat Boy 06/12/2013 313 508 9 -
ACTION Diary: WI-GOP Statewide Voucher Assault To Be Voted On Tuesday with NO Public Hearing
The education privatizers in Wisconsin are getting impatient, and greedy. They want what they've paid for, and they want it NOW. They've sunken millions into buying their politicians , and ...
Giles Goat Boy 06/02/2013 35 78 3 -
Wisconsin geologist found guilty – of chalking the sidewalk
On the same day his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama gave a speech to the Wisconsin Legislature praising American democracy and the freedom of expression, Wisconsin GovernEr Scott Walker’s ...
Giles Goat Boy 05/15/2013 101 158 - -
Tearful Scott Walker Apologizes to Solidarity Sing Along
Madison, WI (AF) - Between sobs, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker apologized today “to everyone who has ever participated in the Solidarity Sing Along”, stating he had no choice but to sign an ...
Giles Goat Boy 04/01/2013 44 148 3 -
Scott Walker observes Lent by skipping the chocolate on his banana waffles
I have been told by a few people that my usual description of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as a sociopath is a bit harsh. They may be right. I just noticed a tweet from our extremist governor ...
Giles Goat Boy 03/17/2013 19 21 - -
Walker Administration ready to publish "Emergency" rules to chase away singers
As I previously reported , Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Department of Administration (DOA) has decided to deal with ongoing daily protests in the State Capitol by rewriting the Administrative ...
Giles Goat Boy 03/15/2013 29 71 - -
Wisconsin: Not Open For Concerned Citizens
Wisconsin is full of Concerned Citizens these days - according to Governor Scott Walker's office, at least. I've been in communication with one such Concerned Citizen who is hopping mad about a ...
Giles Goat Boy 03/11/2013 14 24 1 -
Wisconsin is last in job creation since Walker took office
The Capital Times has a story today that says everything you need to know about the total failure of Walkernomics in Wisconsin: ...going back two years, Wisconsin is No. 50 in percentage change, ...
Giles Goat Boy 03/07/2013 96 165 3 -
Walker's Plan for Wisconsin Public Schools: Make Them Private
Governor Scott Walker's Wisconsin budget proposal is channeling the ghost of the late Milton Friedman, high priest of free-market fundamentalism , when it comes to educating the students of Wisconsin.
Giles Goat Boy 03/01/2013 20 38 4 -
Walker Administration backs down: will attempt to change rules targeting Solidarity Sing Along
In response to recent rulings by Dane County (Wisconsin) judges and a federal lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, attorneys from the Wisconsin Department ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/25/2013 55 142 2 -
Walker drops bomb #2, this time on Wisconsin's private sector unions
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has a habit of telling the truth about his "divide and conquer" governing style, but only when he is talking to one of his billionaire donors (or someone he thinks is ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/19/2013 165 214 4 -
Wisconsin ACLU Sues Walker Administration over Capitol Access Rules
Those of you who have been following the adventures of the daily protest in the Wisconsin Capitol known as the Solidarity Sing Along will appreciate this as great news! From the web site of the ACLU ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/11/2013 27 117 1 -
The most inspiring anti-bullying video I've ever seen.
Recently someone posted a photo on a facebook page designed for fans of the Chicago Bears professional football team. The 2009 photo depicted Kaitlyn Collins in her role as a cheerleader for the ...
Giles Goat Boy 02/08/2013 10 29 1 -
Wisconsin Capitol Police crackdown on post-menopausal sopranos continues (video)
Things were hopping in the Wisconsin State Capitol yesterday. Legislators held a 12-hour mining bill hearing that attracted a lot of extra choristers to the daily noon-hour Solidarity Sing Along. ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/24/2013 15 76 1 -
Wisconsin Capitol Police Get Lucky, Real Lucky
On Tuesday, January 15th of this year, Wisconsin State Capitol Police were notified of a threat made on facebook by a young man who claimed he would be coming to the Capitol building with Molotov ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/18/2013 45 90 2 -
Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State Speech Leaked
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to give his annual "State of the State" address tonight inside the Wisconsin Capitol's Assembly chambers. Very unreliable sources have provided me with ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/15/2013 18 30 - -
VIDEO: Wisconsin Capitol Cops Deliver Citation to Solidarity Singer and her dog
If you forgot to refill your prescription for angry pills, the attached video will make a fine substitute. If you know all about the Solidarity Sing Along, skip down to the video. If not, here is ...
Giles Goat Boy 01/13/2013 82 77 3 -
"Why Must We Still Hear About Kwanzaa?"
I hesitate to give too much attention to Wisconsin's wingnuttiest wingnut, State Senator Glenn Grothman, but this press release from his office is just, well...just read it.
Giles Goat Boy 12/31/2012 195 79 3 -
Cleaning company hired by Walker Admin. is fired for damaging state Capitol
The Wisconsin State Journal reported over the weekend that a private company hired by the Scott Walker administration to provide janitorial services in the state capitol building has been fired - ...
Giles Goat Boy 12/23/2012 116 418 4 -
Walker math: 25,411 jobs is "just under 100,000"
In a rambling article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today, Scott Walker is quoted many times trying to walk back a lot of the evil shit he's been promising to inflict upon Wisconsin after the ...
Giles Goat Boy 12/12/2012 29 91 1 -
Citizen journalists uncover McCarthyist tactics being used against Wisconsin activists
The Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative (WCMC) just posted a shocking story detailing the Wisconsin Capitol Police chief's latest intimidation tactics against peaceful activists: Police appear to ...
Giles Goat Boy 12/09/2012 51 309 4 -
Solidarity Sing Along citations: Here come the dismissals!
Wisconsin Assembly Representative Chris Taylor issued a press release today detailing the first of what will probably be many dismissals of citations issued to participants of Wisconsin's Solidarity ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/30/2012 38 102 1 -
...and another Scott Walker aide pleads guilty.
Tim Russell, a former aide to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker when Walker was the Milwaukee County Executive, pleaded guilty today to one charge of embezzlement for stealing money meant for a ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/29/2012 112 229 3 -
Associated Press reporter's error-filled exposé of the Solidarity Sing Along
Dinesh Ramde, who covers Wisconsin news for the Associated Press, decided for some reason that it was time to write a story about the Solidarity Sing Along, the weekday singing protest that has been ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/26/2012 51 123 2 -
Solidarity Sing Along: One Photo vs. 101 Citations
Over the past two years, photographer Lisa Wells has spent hundreds of hours documenting Wisconsin's daily singing protest known as the Solidarity Sing Along. Lisa takes at least a hundred photos a ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/21/2012 15 48 1 -
"This needs to be done covertly so it's not tied to Scott (Walker)..." with link to DA's Powerpoint!
Wisconsin’s media outlets have reported in the last 24 hours that one of Scott Walker’s former aides was sentenced yesterday to 6 months in jail and 3 years of probation. That’s big news but ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/20/2012 98 533 4 -
Wisconsin police union sues over Walker's law, Capitol Police wink at Solidarity Singers
The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association, a union that represents Wisconsin Capitol Police, the University of Wisconsin Police, and other public employees, has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/18/2012 62 272 3 -
Yeah, demographics...but how about Occupy changing the conversation?
I'm seeing a lot of analysts gush about the Obama campaign's micro-targeted voter registration and GOTV efforts, and their early ads portraying (accurately) Mitt Romney as the uncaring, isolated out-...
Giles Goat Boy 11/08/2012 36 72 2 -
Why Obama, Springsteen in Madison Nov. 5? Here's the real reason.
The bosses are coming to Madison , Wisconsin on Monday, November 5th, the day before the election. Details are still forthcoming as I write this, but so far we know it will be a "downtown" rally on ...
Giles Goat Boy 11/01/2012 174 333 6 -
"That's not true" ≠ "You're a liar"
I found Tagg Romney's admission that he felt like taking a swing at the President enlightening and disappointing, but I was more upset about the question that provoked Romney's response. North ...
Giles Goat Boy 10/18/2012 11 23 - -
Pssst! Hey Mittster! I already pay no tax on interest!
I felt sorry for Mitt Romney when, during Tuesday night’s debate, he said he would eliminate federal income tax on interest, dividends, and capital gains for people making under a certain dollar ...
Giles Goat Boy 10/17/2012 29 36 - -
Wisconsin Raises Premiums on Medicaid Recipients, Can't Figure Out Why Enrollment Dips
Under new rules implemented in July, 2012 for one of Wisconsin's Medicaid programs, people enrolled in BadgerCare saw their premiums increase up to ten fold. Not surprisingly, enrollment in the ...
Giles Goat Boy 10/16/2012 10 23 - -
The Name Game, As Played by the Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief
Take a look at this collage. Take your time. Really look at it before you continue reading. Now, think of a word or a short phrase that describes your impression or describes how this collection of ...
Giles Goat Boy 10/08/2012 68 205 3 987
"Capital Times" article eviscerates Wisconsin Capitol Police chief
Finally, I get to do my own "eviscerates" diary! It's not going to be much of a diary, just a plea to go and read this article by Capital Times reporter Steven Elbow if you have any interest in the ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/26/2012 13 36 - 177
Madison School Board will bargain with teachers union after law overturned
Madison NBC television affiliate WMTV tweeted the following a short while ago: Tonight, the Madison School Board has decided to start collectively bargaining with the teachers' union. Wisconsin ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/24/2012 19 58 - 210
Madison Area Law Enforcement Unions Support Free Speech in the Wisconsin Capitol
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: September 18, 2012 Contact: Brian Austin, MPPOA (608) 347-2773 David McClurg, Vice President, MPPOA (608) 577-2074 Police Unions' Statement Regarding Recent ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/19/2012 13 61 - 192
Why the Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief Keeps His Officers Chasing Their Own Tails
In the past 3 weeks, a number of Wisconsin Kossacks, including me, have been documenting the abuses being perpetrated by Wisconsin Capitol Police officers upon peaceful citizens protesting in the ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/16/2012 105 209 3 928
Wisconsin Capitol Police Ambush Disabled Vet, Send Her to Hospital with Cardiac Symptoms
A disabled military veteran was ambushed by at least three Wisconsin Capitol Police on her way out of the Capitol this afternoon and placed in handcuffs. Her crime? She had the audacity to ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/14/2012 148 404 5 1938
All I can say is listen to this recording...
I am not going to make much comment on the following interview, other than to say listen. If you need some background on the recent crack down on singers in the Wisconsin Capitol, check out previous ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/14/2012 14 41 - 203
VIDEO: ACLU Legal Observer Threatened By Wisconsin Capitol Police Speaks Out
If you have been following events in the past week or two in the Wisconsin Capitol, you know that Scott Walker's newly appointed Capitol Police Chief has been "cracking down" on peaceful citizens ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/13/2012 71 307 3 1426
Wisconsin Capitol Police Try Intimidation; Deliver Citations at Man's Job
A man who regularly visits the Wisconsin Capitol building to quietly hold politically-themed signs was given two citations this morning for allegedly holding a banner over a Capitol rotunda railing ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/11/2012 57 155 2 781
Wisconsin Capitol Police's Cowardly Crackdown Continues with New Tactics
Word has leaked out that late today, Wisconsin Capitol Police issued citations to three different citizens for alleged infractions of Wisconsin's administrative code related to peaceful protests ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/10/2012 47 150 1 662
Judge's Ruling Stops Wisconsin Capitol Police From Arresting Sign Holders
photo courtesy of Katy Reeder This is the sign I held silently in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda for about 45 minutes yesterday, until Capitol Police threatened to arrest me ...
Giles Goat Boy 09/06/2012 66 310 2 1483
Puerto Rico NOT booed at Republican convention
http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/chaos-on-the-gop-convention-floor A shouting match erupted on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday afternoon as Chairman Reince Priebus ...
Giles Goat Boy 08/28/2012 163 233 1 2102
Spouse of Wisconsin Republican Legislator Accused of Voter Fraud
Voter fraud in Wisconsin. It's as real as a wheel of sharp cheddar, but the truth about who's committing it is buried like an Idaho potato. State records show that Samantha Vos, the estranged wife ...
Giles Goat Boy 08/24/2012 25 42 1 359
Wisconsin Romney Campaign Manager's Misplaced Revenge Against Madison Radio Station
A few weeks ago in Janesville, Wisconsin, a couple dozen protesters showed up at a Mitt Romney campaign event bearing Chinese flags. They were there to protest the outsourcing of American jobs. ...
Giles Goat Boy 08/23/2012 44 199 3 1241
I Am Not Being Ridiculous, Senator Miller
Yesterday I posted a short diary criticizing the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate. In that diary I posted a link to their responses when they were asked to list their legislative priorities ...
Giles Goat Boy 08/08/2012 16 35 1 214
Wisconsin State Senate Democrats Fail to Mention Collective Bargaining as a 2013 Priority
In February and March of 2011, crowds of union members and their supporters that at times numbered over 100,000 flooded the streets surrounding the state capitol in Madison, Wisconsin to protest the ...
Giles Goat Boy 08/07/2012 19 32 - 135
One Year Under Scott Walker’s Policies Produces No Jobs in Wisconsin
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released employment figures today for June, 2012. Wisconsin lost 13,200 jobs in June, the largest loss of any state and one of only three states that showed a ...
Giles Goat Boy 07/20/2012 39 87 2 399
A funny thing happened after the recall – Walker became irrelevant
If you visit the Wisconsin State Capitol on any given day, chances are Governor Scott Walker will not be there. Even on those rare occasions when he shows up for work, he hides in his office, unlike ...
Giles Goat Boy 07/13/2012 155 414 5 2272
"Too Hot to Hate" - Westboro Baptist Church Cancels Madison Visit
Members of the notoriously hateful Westboro Baptist Church announced recently that they were going to protest in Madison, Wisconsin today, but apparently decided not to make the stop after the ...
Giles Goat Boy 07/06/2012 36 97 2 461
Pres. Obama Using Walker Victory to Raise Funds
Unlike a lot of people, I didn't think an appearance by President Obama would have made much of a difference in Tuesday's Wisconsin recall elections. I didn't spend much time fretting or commenting ...
Giles Goat Boy 06/08/2012 115 40 - 321
Emboldened
I am really enjoying Scott Walker's victory tour through the right wing media these last couple days. The Tea Party hasn't gone gaga like this since Sarah Palin was ordained as the Republican Vice ...
Giles Goat Boy 06/07/2012 188 227 1 1174
So, you expect me to cheer you up?
Losing an election sucks, no question about it, but it happens. I was prepared for it and I am comforted by the fact that Scott Walker will soon be indicted and most likely convicted on a boatload ...
Giles Goat Boy 06/05/2012 314 547 5 2413
Pro-Walker Scum Telling Recall Signers They Don't Have to Vote
I try not to resort to name-calling in the title of a diary, but sometimes there is no other way to express the level of disgust I have for some of Scott Walker's supporters. This is from an email ...
Giles Goat Boy 06/04/2012 296 407 4 2122
David Shuster: "(Scott Walker) is, in fact, a target in a federal investigation."
The Isthmus, a weekly newspaper in Madison, is reporting on a media conference call held last evening where it was alleged that Scott Walker is a target of federal investigators in addition to ...
Giles Goat Boy 06/03/2012 218 609 12 3582
Walker's Top 3 Myths Busted by Kathleen Vinehout, the BLS, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
There are a lot of Scott Walker lies to choose from, but I have very subjectively selected what I consider his top 3. Here they are with explanations below the rejected orange Sealy Posturepedic logo:
Giles Goat Boy 06/01/2012 69 240 2 1074
Tom Barrett's amazing moment that even local news admits was the highlight of the debate
I am biased. I want Tom Barrett to win next week's Wisconsin Governor race. I admit it. I may not be not the greatest judge, but Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee who is running against Scott ...
Giles Goat Boy 05/31/2012 320 880 8 5078
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