Jeff Smith: The Blogging Blue Interview

After the disastrous results of the 2014 election here in Wisconsin, many Democrats here in Wisconsin have called for Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Mike Tate to step down from his position. Many (including yours truly) have criticized Tate for what’s seen as a lack of success in helping Democrats across Wisconsin win elections, and […]

Ethics: Should An Incumbent Announce When NOT Running For Re-election?

A local elected official is not running for re-election in the coming 2015 Spring election. I have verified this with three different sources. I have contacted the incumbent on two different occasions and not received a reply. I have reached out to three sources who write about this area of government and confirmed that they […]

Kleefisch Family Not Quite Feeling the Love

Undoubtedly it’s tough playing the role of a right wing ultra-conservative on the campaign stump and then having something quite the opposite be part of your real personal life. During the last gubernatorial campaign, Daniel Bice, in his No Quarter column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, discussed just such a dichotomy in the family life […]

Actions Have Consequences: One Teacher Takes Action Post-Act 10

For many public employees, Act 10 truly was a bomb dropped squarely in their laps. Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s so-called “Budget Repair” bill, was less about repairing a hole in Wisconsin’s budget and more about crippling a political enemy of Republicans – Wisconsin’s public employee unions. In the wake of Act 10, many public […]

The odd mailer sent out on behalf of Marina Dimitrijevic (UPDATED)

UPDATE: This post has been updated to include information Peter Rickman from We Are Milwaukee addressing the points raised in the original blog entry.

Take a good long look at this mailer sent out on behalf of Democratic Assembly candidate Marina Dimitrijevic, one of four Democrats running to replace Jon Richards in the 19th Assembly […]

First lady Tonette Walker to attend fundraiser with anti-gay bigot Phil Richardson

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you no doubt remember the horribly bigoted and hateful remarks made by “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, who compared homosexuality to bestiality when he said, ‚ÄúStart with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and […]

When Will The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Drop Rick Esenberg’s Blog?

There’s been some conversation on Facebook about Christian Schneider’s op ed pieces in MJS. Liberal posters have accused him of being a hack and a direct mouthpiece of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. MJS editor Ernst-Ulrich Franzen stepped up to defend him as a paid columnist. All well and good…well not really good…but you know […]

Justin Moralez endorsed by ethically challenged former U.S. Treasurer

On Monday Republican State Assembly candidate Justin Moralez announced his campaign had been endorsed by Dr. Rosario Marin, the 41st Treasurer of the United States. Dr. Rosario Marin, the 41st Treasurer of the United States has given her endorsement to Alderman Justin Moralez, candidate for state assembly, district 20.

While achieving the status of the […]

Justin Moralez can’t have it both ways

Let me set the stage for you all.

According to a reliable source, Republican State Assembly candidate Justin Moralez recently walked into Rollie’s Tap in Cudahy to collect signatures to get his name on the ballot. While attempting to garner some signatures, Moralez regales patrons with stories about how his mother and father are both […]

Justin Moralez on anti-public employee Act 10: “there is a residual effect on families”

Last week I noted Republican State Assembly candidate Justin Moralez had not answered (after a week) a question I asked regarding his stance on Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s notorious anti-public employee legislation, and shortly after I posted about the fact that Moralez had not answered my question, he sent me this response via Facebook […]

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