It’s hard being rich….no really, it is!

Talk about being out of touch… (emphasis added) “I’m not Zen at all, and when I’m freaking out about the situation, where I’m stuck like a rat in a trap on a highway with no way to get out, it’s very hard,” Schiff, director of marketing for broker-dealer Euro Pacific Capital Inc., said in an […]

Walker signs wetlands destruction bill into law while joined by appreciative developers

Yeah, this just about sums up whose interests Republican Gov. Scott Walker cares most about… The Republican governor approved the controversial legislation before an appreciative audience from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

As noted by Jim Rowen over at The Political Environment notes, we can look for Gov. Walker to sign the fast-track mining bill that […]

Democratic Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa blasts GOP redistricting plan

Earlier this week Democratic State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa of Milwaukee issued a statement blasting Dan Kelly, an attorney for the state of Wisconsin, after he said Zamarripa did not oppose Republican-drawn redistricting maps

Here’s Rep. Zamarripa’s statement. “I am outraged that the GOP attorneys would resort to potentially slanderous statements in order to defend the […]

“Election Expert” Kevin Binversie declares Voter ID law ‘A-OK.’

The following is a guest entry written by Eric Basile.

‘Election Expert’ Kevin Binversie declares Voter ID law ‘A-OK.’

Kevin Binversie – serial reality-denier, Republican thug apologist, and self-appointed election expert – is back again with a column hyping the results of the February 21 primary election as validation that Wisconsin voter ID requirements are […]

Mitt Romney’s Momentum!

Sometime republican presidential front runner Mitt Romney swept both Arizona and Michigan primaries yesterday. The momentum and enthusiasm for the Mitt express is pandemonium! This big day basically cements Mitt’s rise to the nomination!!!

For those of you whose memories might be failing. This is a comparable moment four years ago when Candidate […]

South Carolina Snipe Hunt Ends in Complete Failure

And by “snipe hunt” I mean search for fraudulent voters. There weren’t any. There never were any. There never are any. Voter ID is a fraud perpetrated on the voters by a party that can’t expand it’s membership because they hate all the groups that are growing. The only way to ensure continued electoral viability […]

In memory of my friend, Travis, 1975-2012

My friend, Travis Gagnon, passed away from complications of the flu on Saturday, February 25, 2012. He was 36 years old and the father to newborn daughter, Camryn. Travis was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, and made me feel very welcome when I first moved to Waukesha. He liked to joke that […]

The Nonsense of Common Sense

Common sense is, in a sense, so common. Common, not in the sense that it is widely found, but rather common in that it is pedestrian and lacking in subtlety. It’s an appeal to a base understanding that is not founded on facts or evidence. It’s common.

This is why common sense is so often […]

Scott Walker’s Legacy

EVeryone who engages the public probably has dozens of these by now. The Capitol Times Dave Zweifel recently shared one of his:

My recent column suggesting that it’s time we stop demonizing public workers in Wisconsin generated a huge response from around the state.

Many thanked me for writing it, others suggested I take […]

OohRah! Marine shows us how far we’ve come since elimination of DADT

In this video excerpt from a Hawaii television report, we see Marine Sgt Brandon Morgan and his partner Dalan Wells discussing the photograph of the welcome home kiss that two shared after Sgt. Brandon returns from deployment overseas. […]