The Party of Lincoln?

I imagine some of you caught Bill Lueders’ article about the retirement of State Senator Dale Schultz (R – Richland Center) that was published yesterday at Urban Milwaukee titled ‘Say Goodbye to the Party of Lincoln’. Part of the article relates the story about the resolution passed at the Wisconsin Republican Party’s 6th Congressional District [...]

Obamacare Works!

As the nation celebrates 5 million enrollees in Obamacare, let me bring some real life anecdotes to the table.

Most of the people in my immediate circle, like me, work for employers who provide their health insurance. So I never really thought about the impact of the Affordable Care Act. But in the past several [...]

JSOnline Editorial: Governor Walker Should Veto Early Voting Restrictions!

The bill recently passed in the state Senate to restrict the hours that are available to early voting should be vetoed according to an editorial published at JSOnline.

The GOP, particularly Senator Grothman, argues that these restrictions are necessary to level the playing field between rural and urban municipalities. Well JSOnline disputes that and offers [...]

Sex, Lies and Common Core Part II

Last week I posted a blog about an email that is making the rounds that was insanely inaccurate in its description of Common Core educational standards. And earlier this week I posted a link and brief quiz from JSOnline that clarified what Common Core is all about.

Well today, the Wisconsin State Senate began hearings [...]

Republican’s Stealth Jobs Programs Revealed in Madison:

The state education bill currently under discussion in Madison would create a state education board with FIFTEEN members…

Milwaukee County’s supervision of mental health issues will be replaced by a THIRTEEN member panel…

Shoot, 28 new jobs and they are just getting warmed up.

All brought to you by the party of small government!

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MJS Presents a Primer on Common Core!

While researching on JSOnline for another Common Core item for Blogging Blue, I came across Erin Richard’s primer on Common Core titled: Common Core 101: A primer to separate education fact from fiction.

Her opening gambit…a cute preliminary quiz on your knowledge of Common Core: (The sender of the email I received earlier would [...]

Sex, Lies and Common Core

I am working on another post related to the opposition of Common Core…but decided to put it aside after I got the email embedded below on Monday.

Common Core should be a boon to education in this country. It will set some standards on student achievement that make sense for math and English…the only [...]

Kshama Sawant responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

You gotta love the sheer moxie and courage of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who took it upon herself last night to give the socialist response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

 

A Quick Hit On The Propane Shortage!

There has been a fair amount of press on the shortage of propane in the state as temperatures continue to seek the bottom of the thermometer. Steve Carlson touched on it briefly here on Blogging Blue.

But today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discussed Governor Walker’s about face on providing financial assistance in securing sufficient propane [...]

Sean Duffy voted to cut heating assistance for low income Americans

Hey all you folks shivering up in the 7th congressional district and beyond, when you’re turning your thermostat down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit today and trying desperately to figure out how in the hell you’re going to pay $5.00 a gallon for propane, if you can find it at all, remember that Congressman Sean Duffy [...]

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