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Save the date: Tammy Baldwin’s coming to Waukesha County!

Tammy Baldwin will be joining us for a Special Session of Drinking Liberally Waukesha on Monday, February 20th! Basic info here, more details coming soon.

Statistics and the Recall

Before he passed away in 1995, my dad was the Deputy Director of the US Census. So I spent a lot of time hearing about statistics growing up. I was pleased to see that someone, in this case the Journal-Sentinel, decided to test a statistically significant sample of the Recall petitions and reached the conclusion […]

Recall Petition Fraud, Tea Party Style

The Racine County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of signature fraud in the drive to recall GOP Senator Van Wangaard. The fraudulent signatures were submitted by a man, Mark Demet, who may have ties to the Racine County Tea Party and the Racine County chapter of Citizens for Responsible Government

For several weeks now […]

Bay View/ South Side candidates’ forum tonight

Tonight’s the big throw down between candidates in Milwaukee’s 14th aldermanic district (incumbent Tony Zielinski vs. challenger Jan Pierce) and Milwaukee County’s 4th supervisory district (incumbent Marina Dimitrijevic and challenger Bill Buresh). County Supervisor Jason Haas, of the fighting’ 14th, is running unopposed and will also take questions from the audience.

It’s happening in Humboldt […]

Erpenbach Strikes Back

The story came out yesterday that The republicans were unanimous in swearing their secrecy, to Michael, Best & Freidrich while they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to make sure they had as many republican friendly districts as possible.

The problem with that(ok there are numerous problems, but one of the […]

The Snake that Ate the Elephant

This is a post I’m proud to write. Yesterday, as many of you may have noticed, Blogging Blue was… unreliable. Well, there’s a good explanation for that. Apparently, one of the Gods of Reddit voted up Zach’s story on the Louisiana Congressman who thought the Onion article on the new Planned Parenthood Abortionplex was a […]

Van Halen – Acoustic Panama 2012

While not perhaps as awesome as the Page & Plant live version of Kashmir from No Quarter, this does have some serious rocktasticness to it. And David Lee Roth looks like my high-school social studies teacher… WTF?

The Once and Future Shill

Shill: A shill, plant or stooge is a person who helps a person or organization without disclosing that he or she has a close relationship with that person or organization. Shill typically refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers the impression that he or she is an enthusiastic independent customer of a seller (or marketer […]

Karen Handel Bent on Further Destruction of the Komen Brand

I wrote last Thursday that the worst result of the underhanded intrigues at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation was the harm that occured to the Komen Brand. Once one of the most respected and popular nonprofits in the nation, the powers that be at Komen decided through intrigue and deception to defund […]

Drinking Liberally MKE: coming 02/20/12!

Here’s some news on this month’s Drinking Liberally meeting here in MKE: Hi Folks:

Just a friendly reminder that at this month’s meeting we’ll be joined by a very special guest, as Mike McCabe, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, will join us to talk about the vital role his organization plays in […]