Mr. Nice Guy

Across the 93rd Assembly district you’ll often hear people mention how GOP Rep. Warren Petryk is such a ” nice guy “. He sings at church on Sunday, he smiles and waves at folks while he walks in the parades, he votes to throw tens of thousands of working parents and children off of Badgercare, [...]

Voter Suppression in Wisconsin

It used to be that if you wanted to do voter registration in Wisconsin you could get trained by the Government Accountability Board as a Special Registration Deputy(SRD), be assigned an SRD number, and then travel anywhere in Wisconsin to register voters. Not anymore.

The Voter Photo ID law stripped the GAB of any authority [...]

Cenk Uygur on the killing of Kajieme Powell

This is well worth watching. Warning: actual, graphic violence.

” He’ll be looking down the barrel of a gun “

A couple of years ago when my wife and I were visiting my parents in the tiny southeastern Minnesota town where I grew up ( population roughly 1,000 ) my dad told me a disturbing story that I couldn’t get off of my mind for quite some time. The recent events in Ferguson and St. [...]

There’s nothing exculpatory about the Kajieme Powell killing video

The St. Louis Police Department dictionary must be different than the one you and I use, because in the wake of the release of the cell phone footage taken by a citizen while Kajieme Powell was being shot and killed by police, St. Louis Police Association business representative Jeff Roorda said the union approved of [...]

Shooting to kill

Shortly after two St. Louis police officers shot and killed 25 year old African American Kajieme Powell on Tuesday, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said at a press conference that Powell had approached officers with a knife raised in an overhand grip, and was within three or four feet of them when they opened [...]

Dumb, Dumber and Dumberest

Move over Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels: there’s a new kid in town.

In an op-ed published over the weekend in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson ( R-Knucklehead) remarks that his ridiculous Obamacare lawsuit was dismissed on the legal technicality, (the legal technicality, he says), of ” standing “. Johnson seems to [...]

Warren Petryk goes AWOL

Ask any GOP legislator what he or she thinks of our veterans and they’ll practically stumble over their feet to rush in your direction with glowing praise. Ask them to do the right thing for veterans by standing up to corporations and, well ………. they’re nowhere in sight.

Dem Reps Dana Wachs, Nick Milroy and [...]

The wonderful world of privatized education

Several families are likely out tens of thousands of dollars as the result of a private school closure and bankruptcy filing in De Pere. I guess you get what you pay for, or maybe you don’t.

Come back to us, John Belushi

It seems to me that morale amongst Wisconsin Democrats and progressives is low these days regarding our chances to defeat Walker in the November election, so I thought maybe we could all use a little inspiration.

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14”

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