Aaron Rodriguez: Wisconsin is defined by voters, not special interest groups

“Wisconsin is defined by voters, not special interest groups.” So writes conservative Aaron Rodriguez, who’s apparently blindly oblivious to the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars spent by conservative special interest groups like the Jobs First Coalition, the American Federation for Children, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, and Americans for Prosperity to help Republicans […]

How does an unelected county administrator increase democracy or accountability?

On election day voters in Milwaukee County will have an opportunity to make their voices heard on four non-binding referendum questions.

Among those questions is this: Should Wisconsin Statutes be amended to allow Milwaukee County to transition its management and administrative functions from an elected County Executive to a professional County Administrator?

That seems like […]

Ebola: Ask the GOP Where the Hell the Surgeon General Is

Today President Obama fed into the national hysteria surrounding the Ebola virus by appointing a bureaucrat to the inventive pseudo-post of Ebola-czar. But shouldn’t we have an experienced medico at the helm. Maybe get someone involved…like maybe the SURGEON GENERAL?

So where the hell is the Surgeon General? Well apparently we don’t have one because […]

A Ted Cruz two-fer on SCOTUS decision not to hear same-sex marriage appeals

It was predictable that in the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals on rulings made by lower courts overturning same-sex marriage bans in five states, there would be a healthy amount of caterwauling from conservatives concerned about “activist judges” redefining marriage.

Not one to disappoint, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz […]

North Carolina state senator allegedly misused welfare benefits while making 6-figure salary

And of course he’s a Republican… The ex-wife of a North Carolina state senator has weighed in on recent controversy surrounding the couple’s alleged misuse of welfare in the late-90s.

Through a statement, Elizabeth Longbottom Meredith confirmed she and Senator Wesley Meredith (R-Cumberland) applied for welfare together. The assistance was received and used when the […]

Recordings and Open Meeting Laws

There was a little article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that went pretty much unnoticed and as far as I know, uncommented on. But apparently a gentleman from a more rural area of Southeastern Wisconsin had a fixation on how we all vote here in the big city of Milwaukee.

He likes to observe […]

Another Unique Lie In The Sale of Wisconsin Government To The Highest Bidder!

This is just a subscript in a recent article about how poorly the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had performed under the Walker Administration:

Walker and the Legislature also scaled back the power of state agencies by giving the governor authority to review and approve all regulations written by state agencies before they take […]

Remember that time Gov. Scott Walker’s administration engaged in a little political plagiarism?

While conservatives (and especially Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign) have been making a big deal of the supposed “plagiarism” (though it wasn’t really plagiarism) in Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke’s jobs plan, it’s important to remember that Gov. Walker isn’t unfamiliar with plagiarism, according to this 2011 report indicating Gov. Walker’s administration engaged in a little […]

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 […]

Wisconsin elections board upholds ban on observers’ use of cameras

Ripped from the headlines with the latest in election news:

There will be no selfies — or any other photos taken by observers — at the polls this August.

The state elections board decided Monday to support a rule banning election observers from taking photos and videotaping what happens at the polls, including […]

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