” Hammerin’ Hank ” knocks another one out of the park

Home run king Hank Aaron ( sorry Barry Bonds, but Hank will always be my home run king ) came under fire recently for saying that racism is alive and well in America. At an event marking the 40th anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run Aaron told USA Today, in apparent reference to [...]

Understanding Brian Sikma

Before the Wisconsin State Journal could get the story out about the DNR report warning of the health and water quality hazards of an open pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin, Media Trackers was all over it, publishing a piece about how the DNR report was flawed and biased. The piece [...]

Latest Job Numbers Are a Boost for the Democrats in 2014, But Not for the People of Wisconsin

Scott Walker had a bad week. Or course he is too self-absorbed to admit or possibly even acknowledge that things are not looking very good for the state of Wisconsin.

The latest jobs numbers are out from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they look pretty good…for the Democratic candidate for Governor. From June [...]

Polling Gives Democrats Several Angles

The recent polling out of Marquette University should give hope to those who want to oust Scott Walker in 2014. The polling is about two weeks old and shows that the race is a statistical tie. Mary Burke, the only declared candidate, polls at 45% compared to Walker’s 47%.

Just days after Burke declared that [...]

Westboro Mingle

This is hilarious. From the folks at The Shorts Show.

Puppets and Puppeteers: A Moyers Interactive

 

Who’s Pulling the Strings

 

Some gristle to gnaw upon:

Ginni Thomas

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Critics have called out her activism as a potential conflict of interest with her husband’s judicial duties since 2000 – while working for the Heritage Foundation, she collected resumes for [...]

And Proof That Senator Ted Cruz Still Don’t Get It!

Here is the press release on Senator Cruz’s website…highlighting his speech on the Senate floor before the vote on the debt ceiling and continuing resolution bill:

“I rise today in opposition to the deal that the Senate is getting ready to vote on. This is a terrible deal. This deal embodies everything about the [...]

Perspectives on Race and the Shutdown

Sorry this is four days into the posting – Imara Jones at Colorlines published a fair rundown on why shutting down the government impacts people of color disproportionately. I think it’s an important read.

Why Race Matters in the Government Shutdown – COLORLINES

As the parts of the government affected by the shutdown disproportionately impact [...]

Generation Opportunity: Unhinged and Bizarre

 

Sid Vicious was kind of unhinged and bizarre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sid Dithers was king of unhinged and bizarre.

 

But the Koch-Head, Acid Trip, Astro-turfing Aristocracy front grouping as “Generation Opportunity” really takes the bizarre and unhinged to new and unseen heights. Welcome to the [...]

National Politics: Sugar Sugar and the Honeyed Gall

 

Sugar Sugar: Sugar Daddy’s Sugar Coating, Sugar Pipes… this post is all about sugar: the cloying and the sickeningly sweet that makes a fine icing over our national politics.

First up for the sugar fix – a bona fide whistle blowing mindblower that exposes the viciously arcane – where the true threat of secrecy [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

Goal Thermometer