Best News Yet: Sanders appointed to Budget Conference Committee

Reid appointed Senator Bernie Sanders to the upcoming Budget Conference Committee.



And incidentally, it looks as if Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson will also be on the Committee…


A compendium of reports:


Huffington Post


The Hill


Daily Kos


Politics USA




The House also […]

The Solidarity Sing Along’s First Amendment Protection Fund

Just a quick note…

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the participants in the Solidarity Sing Along have set up the First Amendment Protection Fund to help to help defray the direct legal costs associated with defending these citations and criminal charges.

If you’d like to help offset the legal costs for […]

One Quick Question about Innovation Park and the Eschweiler Buildings?

I am an architecture nut and love the work of Alexander Eschweiler. And it’s a sin that the county allowed the buildings on the county grounds to deteriorate to the point that it is economically unfeasible to restore them to contemporary use.

But that’s not where I am going with this. If Innovation Park is […]

Husband And Wife Republicans Represent Family Values?

This isn’t a serious political point today…just a quick hit on something from the party of family values that struck my funny bone. The quote is from Yahoo (emphasis added):

Husband-and-wife team Reps. Connie Mack, R-Fla., and Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., got some bad news on November 6. Both lost their elections and are now […]

Scott Walker’s “tools” can’t stop yet another month of job losses in Wisconsin

According to estimates released by Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s Department of Workforce Development, Wisconsin lost 7,500 jobs in October.

So much for Walker’s “tools” creating jobs.

English and Spanish

Isn’t there just a bit of irony apparent when the Republican Party, who just a year or two ago was putting forth legislation to enshrine English as the Official Language, cheered when New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez emphasized several ‘key points’ in her speech at the GOP convention by repeating them in Spanish?

Kenosha envelope company to close, cutting 103 jobs

According to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cenveo Inc. will close its envelope plant in Kenosha by October 19, resulting in the permanent loss of 103 jobs. “The closure of this facility will be permanent, and the entire manufacturing plant will be closed,” the company said in a filing with the state Department […]

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan

For two rich fully starched white guys, they can’t afford more than one tie and one jacket between them?

Ryan and Romney in Norfolk (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Uh, Althouse’s commenters wrote WHAT?!?!?

Over at Ann Althouse’s blog, her commenters are working overtime to attack the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), as noted by Jesse Taylor of Wonkette.

Here’s what Althouse commenter “CommonHandle” had to say about the SPLC and Wade Michael Page: I find it a bit creepy that SPLC defines its “intelligence project” as following around […]

Bigots gather in Racine to support Chick-fil-A

Nou doubt those gift cards being given out by a conservative anti-equality group helped… The conservative Madison-based Wisconsin Family Council marketed the event through social media over the last week and drove six of its staff Wednesday to the Racine franchise in the Regency Mall – the only Chick-fil-A in Wisconsin – to hand out […]

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