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Sheriff Clarke Goes Extra Legal Again

Speaking of county government, how about that Sheriff Clarke.

Having been thwarted in his repeated efforts to privatize health care at the county jail, Sheriff Clarke decided to rely on a court decision on his rights to control prisoner transportation to extend to prisoner health care as well. The county board has continually denied his […]

Sizing County Govt: Abele Threatens County Board

Things continue to heat up in the discussion of the role of county government and the size of the county board. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, obviously disappointed by the boards rejections of a number of his budget proposals and their override of 22 of his 24 budget vetoes, decided to ramp up the discussion.


From Angry Whopper to Angry Worker

While I’m sure Burger King hopes that customers flock to their restaurants to try one of their new, so-called ” Angry Whoppers“, customers may find themselves being served by a bunch of angry workers.

According to organizers, hundreds of low wage workers in New York City walked off their jobs Thursday at places like Burger […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Lloyd Blankfein is the Face of Class Warfare”

Watch as Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont explains on the floor of the Senate how Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is the face of class warfare.

Our country needs more elected leaders like Bernie Sanders, who’s shown during his time in the United States Senate that he’s unafraid to speak truth to power.

Kathleen Vinehout: State Exchange Best Option for Lowering Health Costs

From my email inbox comes this column from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout regarding Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s unwillingness to set up a state health insurance exchange as is mandated by Obamacare. “Over the years I have seen the devastation of company denials on families [and] witnessed the financial devastation on families that cannot get […]

Grandma with a shovel shuts down internet connection for entire country

Wow….just wow. Internet service in all of Armenia was cut off for several hours when a 75-year old Georgian woman inadvertently cut the main service line between the two countries.

The woman was scavenging for scrap metal when she discovered the primary fiber-optic cable which runs through the two countries. Service went down when she […]

Thursday Music: The Band: King Harvest (Will Surely Come)

Pridemore’s DPI Superintendent announcement rife with grammatical errors

We all make grammatical errors from time to time, myself included. But if I ever decided to make a run for, say, DPI Superintendent, you can bet money that the press release announcing my intent to run would be error-free. Nobody in their right mind would hire a candidate who lacks basic writing skills to […]

Tea Party leader Judson Phillips: Constitution FAIL!

Not satisfied with the results of the 2012 presidential election, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips has a “brilliant” idea on how to disregard the results of the presidential election and have the losing candidate, Republican Mitt Romney, installed as president. Is there a way to stop this?

Yes, there is.

And the best part […]

Wisconsin’s most folktastic music tradition

The venerable Cafe Carpe in Ft. Atkinson hosts Milwaukeean Peter Mulvey and a folking ton of his friends every December for what they call “Lamplighter Sessions.” Mulvey and gang take over the joint and offer, in the case of 2012, twelve nights of music over three weeks at the Carpe, with artists swapping songs and […]