A few brief thoughts from the 20th Assembly district’s Republican candidate forum

Earlier tonight the south branch of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (which according to Chairman Michael S. Murphy has just two dues-paying members) held a candidate forum for the three Republicans (Mike Pierce, Molly McGartland, and Justin Moralez) vying to unseat incumbent Democratic State Rep. Christine Sinicki in the 20th Assembly district.

While I’ll [...]

Dumb, Dumber and Dumberest

Move over Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels: there’s a new kid in town.

In an op-ed published over the weekend in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson ( R-Knucklehead) remarks that his ridiculous Obamacare lawsuit was dismissed on the legal technicality, (the legal technicality, he says), of ” standing “. Johnson seems to [...]

Vincent Synowicz: the ALEC candidate

There should be absolutely no doubt by now that the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Wisconsin is strong.

As if to prove that point, last week Republican Assembly candidate Vincent Synowicz issued a press release last week promising to copy and paste a piece of ALEC-written legislation on “day one” of [...]

Texas Republican lawmaker uses ethnic slur when referring to children displaced by hurricane Katrina

Stay classy, Republicans! A leader of the Texas House of Representatives referred to children who moved to Texas after Hurricane Katrina using a term viewed by many as a deeply offensive ethic slur. In an exchange first publicized by Progress Texas, Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R) referred to the children as “coonass” at a hearing on [...]

House Republicans vote to sue President Obama

Republicans really are a wacky bunch… The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225 to 201 on Wednesday to authorize Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) to sue President Barack Obama and others in his administration for failure to fully implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Ironically, all of [...]

Cargill gives 2 days notice in announcing 600 layoffs in Milwaukee

Apparently Cargill didn’t get Gov. Scott Walker’s message that Wisconsin is “open for business.” Cargill’s Harvest and Fabrication Operations Plant located in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley is closing. This shut down affect 600 Cargill employees.

The company says the closure is due to the shortage of beef caused by droughts. The Harvest and Fabrication Operations Plant [...]

When will Molly McGartland finally pay off her $11,000 judgment to Marquette University?

Back in 2010, I wrote about the 11,534.43 judgment against Molly McGartland, who at the time was the lone Republican challenger to Democratic State Rep. Chris Sinicki. At the time, I pointed out the hypocrisy of McGartland claiming in a literature piece and on her website to be a “fiscal conservative” when she couldn’t take [...]

Bob Donovan to run for Milwaukee Mayor in 2016 – someone get the popcorn!

This makes me smile, because hilarity will no doubt ensue. With the 2016 mayoral election nearly two long years away, south side alderman Bob Donovan told several hundred cheering friends and supporters Tuesday night that he will challenge Mayor Tom Barrett.

Donovan, a four-term alderman and a frequent critic of the mayor on such hot-button [...]

Walker administration to pay $1.7 million to outside companies to identify state buildings to sell

As reported by Patrick Marley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has committed to paying nearly $1.7 million to four private companies for their assistance in determining whether the state should sell heating and cooling plants and other state-owned properties. Studying the issue is expected to cost even more. The state is [...]

Report: WEDC awarded taxpayer funds to four more companies that outsourced WI jobs

Just a few weeks ago news broke that the WEDC, Gov. Scott Walker’s “job creation” agency, had awarded millions of taxpayer dollars to companies that outsourced Wisconsin jobs to foreign countries. In response to that bad news, Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign went on the offensive to attack Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Mary Burke for supposedly profiting [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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