Sheriff David Clarke finally catches a drunk driver!

Looks like Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke can finally truthfully claim he finally caught a drunk driver in his official capacity as Sheriff, seeing as how the last time he came face to face with a drunk driver Clarke actually tried to help the drunk driver get back onto the freeway, despite the open containers of alcohol in the drunk driver’s and the fact that the drunk driver appeared visibly drunk to another deputy who arrived on scene.

Yeah, I definitely feel safer knowing Sheriff David Clarke’s on duty….

UW Madison & Marquette Ranked in Top 30 Schools

UW Madison and Marquette placed among the top 40 national Universities in a recent ranking by the Washington Monthly’s College Guide based on national rankings in 3 criteria ” Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country)”.  Madison ranked #23 and Marquette ranked #32.  The UW did particularly well on Research with a number 9 rank, while Marquette scored a 2nd place finish on Service.

UWM achieved an overall ranking of 250, out of the 258 national schools ranked.

Here’s the WI National Schools rankings:

UW Madison, Marquette & UWM National Rankings

In Master’s level schools, UW Eau Claire led the WI pack at 113, followed by UW Stevens Point at #215.  Here are the other schools ranked:

Ranking WI Master's Schools

For liberal art schools, Ripon ranked 32 and Lawrence 52.

Wisconsin Liberal Art Colleges

Oppo Research – “Extreme” Ad from the GOP

Take note of the Feingold reference in this GOP ad – dead heat, but they somehow couldn’t find a picture of Ron Johnson?

Proof of being extreme…

  • Sharron Angle – women raped in incestuous relationships should be forced to give birth
  • Rand Paul – businesses should be allowed to discriminate

Wonder Woman & Representative Baldwin Rock Madison

Showing what a good sport she is and the breadth of her constituency, Democratic Representative Tammy Baldwin rocked out on the steps of Madison’s City Hall with Wonder Woman. Go Tammy!

I was curious to learn more about Wonder Woman, so visited Wikipedia for a historical perspective. She was introduced in the 40s and was based on representing the following: “a distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to a world torn by the hatred of men.”

Maybe we need more Wonder Women like Tammy in Congress to bring Wonder Women’s ideals to fruition.

Hat Tip to Towleroad

Priceless…

This is one of the best political ads I have seen. WIth all of the talk about the dangers of Nancy Pelosi, I dont think that there is any doubt, that she is head and shoulders more qualified than her predecessor, or the orange guy who might take her place….

“Rounds of golf: 100 plus. Golf expenses: $83,000. Membership at all male club: $75,000. Special interest travel including golf junkets: $159,000. Raising the retirement age to 70 and voting to end unemployment benefits: priceless. For those who want an out-of-touch pro golfer for a Congressman, there’s John Boehner. For everyone else, there’s Justin Coussoule.”

Ron Johnson was right about Greenland

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson:There’s a reason Greenland was called Greenland,” he said. “It was actually green at one point in time.

Ron Johnson was actually right; Greenland was green…sometime between 450,000 and 800,000 years ago. Never in recorded history has Greenland been “green,” and what’s more, it’s commonly accepted that Greenland was given its name by Viking Eric the Red, who gave it the name Greenland in order to make it sound more attractive to potential settlers.

Local politicos holding fundraiser for Chris Moews

Found in my email inbox:

Please Join U.S. Representative Gwen Moore
Along with State Senator Lena Taylor and State Representative Sandy Pasch
With County Supervisors Theo Lipscomb, John Thomas, and Gerry Broderick

In supporting Chris Moews, Candidate for Milwaukee County Sheriff

Thursday, August 26th
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

At Brocach Irish Pub
1850 North Water Street, Milwaukee

Host: $1,000 Sponsor: $500 Supporter: $100
All donations gratefully accepted.

To contribute online, please visit www.MoewsforSheriff.com/contribute.

To RSVP, please contact
Sarah at sarah.krasin@gmail.com or (414) 747-9509

Feingold tops in listening to his constituents

According to a review of senators’ 2010 schedules by Congress.org, Democratic U.S. Senator Russ Feingold has held the most town-hall meetings this year of any sitting U.S. Senator:

[T]he Wisconsin Democrat has held 72 town-hall meetings this year — a rate of nearly one every three days.

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) came in second with 65, followed by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) with 42; Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) with 37; and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) with 29. (See the complete list of events here.)

The senators’ staffers confirmed the schedules, which include meetings held between Jan. 1 and Aug. 20. However, the final numbers will change before the end of the year, especially in these last months before the November elections.

One reason Feingold was in the top spot was because he enjoys attending them.

“It’s basically the best thing I do as a senator,” he told Congress.org. “It’s very different than a poll or phone call. It’s a far more real experience.”

It’s no surprise Sen. Feingold is first among his peers when it comes to listening to his constituents, given his promise back in 1992 to hold open meetings in each of the state’s 72 counties every year that he served in the U.S. Senate.