Republican State Rep. Bill Kramer gets just 5 months in jail for sexual assault

Wow, he sure did get off easy… State Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Town of Waukesha) was sentenced Tuesday to five months in jail, after pleading no contest last month to reduced charges of two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree sexual assault.

The jail term is a condition of a three-year probation sentence.

He will begin serving his […]

Discuss: the Ferguson decision

A grand jury in St. Louis County has cleared Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, apparently determining officer Wilson acted lawfully when he shot Brown.

I wanted to get your thoughts on this situation, so please discuss.

Edit: To start the discussion, I’ll post this […]

Scott Walker’s WEDC CEO resigning

As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reed Hall, the chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is leaving his post. The head of the state’s flagship jobs agency is expected to leave his post as the governor moves into a second term, a move that would generate additional turnover at an […]

Scott Walker’s adminstration facing $2.2 billion deficit heading into 2015-17 budget cycle

But remember, Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the legislature have our state budget on the right track… Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is projecting a $2.2 billion deficit heading into the 2015-17 budget cycle.

That’s a sizable hole for Walker, who is contemplating a 2016 presidential run, to climb out of as he crafts his […]

Did a pro-energy lobbying group commit fraud to drum up artificial support for WE Energies/MGE rate increase?

A few minutes ago I wrote about the rate increase approved by Gov. Scott Walker’s Public Service Commission, a rate increase that would benefit WE Energies, which last year enjoyed record profits of $577 million at the expense of ratepayers (you & I).

In a related story, Mike Ivey of the CapTimes is reporting that […]

Scott Walker’s Public Service Commission approves fee increase, penalty for residential solar power

Looks like Gov. Scott Walker’s Public Service Commission wants to stick it to Wisconsin energy consumers in the name of higher profits for WE Energies.

We Energies customers will pay a larger fixed charge on their monthly electric bills, and the utility will pay less for the power that customers generate with solar panels, state […]

UW Madison Gets Research Grant and Stupid GOP Complaints!

In their continued push to neuter the University of Wisconsin system and particularly the flagship campus in Madison, the GOP and their adherents are finding fault with a recent research grant given to the university:

Two researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Madison have been awarded a five-year, multi-million dollar federal grant […]

We shall prevail

Count your blessings every day. Then, turn it over to your Higher Power, whatever you perceive that to be. Believe “There is a plan.”

Lake Nothing sunset by James Richard Bailey


Volkswagen to allow UAW to represent workers at Tennessee plant

This is great news! One of the most contentious union elections of recent times was last February’s vote on whether to allow United Automobile Workers representation at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant. Tennessee’s Republican senator Bob Corker, who was once mayor of Chattanooga, was accused of interference in the vote when he said that Volkswagen […]

A quick review of Mike Tate’s “72 county strategy”

Back in 2013, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate unveiled his “72 county strategy” meant to build up the Democratic Party in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, with the stated goal of challenging Republicans in every part of the state. Tate’s “72 county strategy” was also going to rely on the use of online […]

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