After being bombarded on Twitter, mattress store Sleep Train said that it would no longer advertise during Limbaugh’s top-rated show following days of outrage over Limbaugh’s statements about Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown student who was denied a chance to speak at a Congressional hearing about birth control.
“We are pulling our ads with Rush Limbaugh and appreciate the community’s feedback,” the company wrote in a tweet.
The study panel, led by Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik, is gathering public reaction to the prospect of extending the Lake Parkway, state Highway 794, from Edgerton Ave. in Cudahy to Ryan Road in Oak Creek, running alongside the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Like the existing four-mile stretch, the extension would be a four-lane highway with a 40-mph speed limit.
Planners and south suburban leaders say the extension would spur economic development and reduce traffic congestion on nearby streets, trimming five minutes off what is now a 15-minute drive from Layton Ave. to Ryan Road. Those themes resonated with many in the crowd.
The proposal to extend the Lake Parkway is being spearheaded by County Supervisor Pat Jursik, who once proposed toll roads from the Wisconsin/Illinois state line to the Milwaukee County line to pay for the Hoan Bridge to be redecked at a cost of over $100 million.
While I certainly see the benefits associated with extending the Lake Parkway into Oak Creek, it certainly seems hard to say if those benefits will outweigh the high cost associated with that extension.
In an effort to explain how he became a troll, economist John Emerson explains that the way economics deals with price and not value has created our current circumstance. Price is an objective measure (“this candy bar costs $1”), value is subjective (“It’s 3am and no store is open, I’ll give you $10 for that candy bar!”). Continue reading “Economics Unwound”
“I’m just an ordinary person who started paying attention,” said Lori Compas, as she announced her bid for state senate on Tuesday afternoon in Jefferson. But her supporters just might disagree with that statement. Countless attendees told me that Lori Compas is anything but ordinary. I talked with many long-time residents of District 13, including a former Republican, and they spoke passionately about Compas. They’re certain she will be able to defeat incumbent Scott Fitzgerald. And I agree.
Former Republican and District 13 resident, Frankie, said of Lori Compas, “She has gone above and beyond what most people would do.” Frankie believes, if elected, that Lori will listen to residents and serve as a true representative of those in the district, unlike Scott Fitzgerald. “I don’t think Scott Fitzgerald has been listening to anybody except Scott Walker, and that’s not what he was elected to do…he has gotten completely out of touch with the people in the district,” Frankie said. When I asked her about Compas’ lack of experience, Frankie replied, “Scott Fitzgerald didn’t have the experience when he was elected” and “Lori is bright, she’s energetic, and she will be able to figure it out.”
Nate Timm isn’t worried about Lori’s status as a political newcomer, either. In fact, he sees experience as a negative in the case of Senator Fitzgerald. Said Timm, “Scott Fitzgerald is using the experience he has to oppress the people of his district, not to work for them…Fitzgerald has chosen to defy the interests and will of the people of Wisconsin….he has no respect for democracy, he only has respect for power.
We need to return democracy to the people, and if there ever was a candidate that symbolizes that, it’s Lori Compas…she’s a person of the people, she stepped up with courage and recalled an oppressive non-representative representative and now she’s stepping up with courage again…to replace someone who needs to be replaced, and we’re all with her,” Nate said. While Nate Timm himself does not live in District 13, he’s going to everything he can to help Compas get elected.
“This is the classic David and Goliath story,” Nate continued. “One thousand volunteers stepped up to help recall. People from all over are going to help because they’re rooting for the David in the story.”
John, who was born in the district and has lived there over twenty-five years now, concurs. He told me he was there to support Lori because he feels that Scott Fitzgerald “has ignored us.” John said, “I want a change. I don’t think Scott Fitzgerald’s doing the job for us that he should be doing.” John said he was happy to be there for Lori Compas, and that it made him “feel really good that people can stand up for their rights and move forward.”
Those are some of the same reasons that Michael Thom of Columbus, a self-described “small business owner, a home owner, a taxpayer and a citizen who up until recently was not very politically active,” decided to take action. He had the honor of introducing Lori Compas just before she made her announcement. He said that after watching Senator Fitzgerald pass “damaging legislation without respect for our state’s processes and procedure” and fail to represent constituents like him, he decided to become involved. “Lori used her voice to turn one signature into more than 20,000, ”said Thom, and she “inspired us, she led us, and we trusted her. She has proven leadership skills, she operated with integrity, and she demonstrated a willingness to listen to others.”
Despite being “almost paralyzed by fear” in the week before her announcement, Compas is not worried about her ability to do the job. She said that, yes, she’s a political newcomer, but so was Scott Fitzgerald when he was elected to the senate, and Fitzgerald never held public office before serving 17 years in the senate. In fact, said Compas, Fitzgerald himself has proven that “it’s possible for a novice to learn on the job.”
Compas went on to tell the crowd that while she respects Fitzgerald’s service, something has changed with him, that over the past year, his actions were so divisive and unethical that 20,000 of his own constituents signed his recall petition. Compas plans to bring back “good government,” focus on jobs and affordable health care so that small businesses can flourish, and work with others (respectfully) to find creative solutions for economic growth. She also plans to work towards an end to government waste and fraud, she said.
Perhaps most importantly, Compas is not interested in providing corporate giveaways, but rather, truly listening to the needs and hopes of residents. “People should matter more than money,” she told us, to thunderous applause. To that end, Compas will hold listening sessions for the next two weeks (more info can be found at loricompas.org).
It was great to hear people from in and around District 13 speak with such genuine conviction about a political candidate. Everyone seemed invigorated and energized by Lori’s announcement.
Despite what she may say, Compas is clearly not “just an ordinary person.” But perhaps Nate Timm best summed up Lori’s campaign, why people adore her, and why she will ultimately defeat Scott Fitzgerald. “This is the classic David and Goliath story,” Timm said. “And who ever rooted for Goliath?”
After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.
You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq.
You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.
You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war.
You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.
You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.
You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.
You didn’t get mad when they didn’t catch Bin Laden.
You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.
You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.
You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.
You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the 1%, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.
You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.
You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.
You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.
You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick. Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick… Oh, Hell No!
Rush Limbaugh’s trembling jowls think Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown grad student who was denied the right to testify at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on contraceptives, is a big fat slut. A whore. A harlot. A big time prostitute.
Fluke argued that birth control should be covered by religious institutions, and that fellow students are paying far too much out of pocket for a prescription. In response to her suggestion that women are often prescribed birth control for medical reasons, Rush got all red in the face and took to his radio show, sputtering:
What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception.
Mercy me, what can be done about America’s loose ladies and their whorey uteral demands? Rush continued his nonsensical bushwhacking by insulting Fluke’s family and the values she was raised on:
Can you imagine if you’re her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be? Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pop.
Tonight Ed Schultz allowed Sandra Fluke a forum to defend herself”
“I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names,” Fluke said during an appearance on MSNBC. “Initially you’re stunned but then, very quickly, you’re outraged because this is historically the kind of language that is used to silence women, especially when women who stand up and say that these are their reproductive health care needs and this is what they need.”
“What’s been amazing to me today is the outpouring of support,” she continued. “Everyone from members of Congress to Georgetown faculty to so many women who’ve contacted me, and I think it’s clear from what they’ve said that they’re not going to be silenced by this.”
Rush Limbaugh is the face of the right and he is a vile human being. This sexist disgusting ignorant republican party spokesman is also a huge fan of Paul Ryan (R- Wall St.).
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