Milwaukee teachers’ union sues over Viagra

Really?!?!? The Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association has filed a civil suit claiming that MPS’ exclusion of Viagra and other drugs that treat erectile dysfunction from its health insurance plans constitutes sexual discrimination against male employees.

Last September, an administrative law judge dismissed an earlier ruling that sided with the union, which filed an equal rights [...]

Moving Forward

FINALLY Koua Fong Lee gets to move forward with his life and go back to living with his wife and 4 children. For those of you who don’t know the story:

Lee, who immigrated to the U.S. from a Thai refugee camp in 2004, was driving a Toyota Camry when it plowed at high speed [...]

The Scam of the Flim Flam Man – Paul Ryan

Paul Krugman takes on the Golden Boy of the GOP – Paul Ryan – in today’s New York Times. You can read his column “The Flim Flam Man” here. I thought there were several points worth extracting from the editorial. “But no: as long as someone on the right claims to have bold new proposals, he’s hailed as an innovative thinker. And nobody checks his arithmetic. “Which brings me to the innovative thinker du jour: Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.” “But it’s the audacity of dopes. Mr. Ryan isn’t offering fresh food for thought; he’s serving up leftovers from the 1990s, drenched in flimflam sauce.” [...]

Target Feels the Backlash and Deserves It

Good old Target is feeling the backlash for their $150,000 corporate donation to MN Forward for ads to be run by anti-gay GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. The anger at the corporation has led President Gregg Steinhafel (brother of WI-based Steinhafel’s Furniture President Gary Steinhafel) to issue an apology to employees (full text here) for the process that they undertook in giving the donation and vowing to support the rights of their gay and lesbian “guests” and employees. It turns out that the senior executives of the corporation have been major donors to a broad range of anti-gay GOP politicians not only in MN, but outside the state. The biggest revelation of the senior management team’s bigotry is the revelation that they gave $3,250 to ProtectMarriage.com, a coalition that vowed to protect heterosexual marriage by supporting Proposition 8, at the expense of gay and lesbian relationships. [...]

The real David Rivera

It’s likely you’ve never heard of David Rivera, and I couldn’t blame you. After all, Rivera, a Republican, is running for the House seat representing Florida’s 25th Congressional District. However, as Down With Tyranny! points out, what’s really interesting about David Rivera is that he’s the anointed candidate for Repbulicans, despite Rivera being charged with [...]

And before anyone screams about the “activist judge” in the California Prop 8 case…

…just remember Judge Walker Vaughn was appointed to the bench by a Republican president – George H.W. Bush.

Kinda flies in the face of the argument about all those “activist judges” being liberals.

Feingold campaign knocks on 70,000th door

70,000 is a heck of a lot of doors:

The Feingold Campaign today eclipsed the 70,000-door mark in its aggressive grassroots field efforts across Wisconsin. The earlier-than-expected arrival at this number is due in part to the recent “July Twenty-Fourward” statewide canvass, where supporters knocked on more than 11,000 doors in one day. In addition [...]

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