This is a great song and great video from Wisconsin based Field Report, fronted by songwriter and Eau Claire native Christopher Porterfield. This was filmed in Milwaukee, I’m pretty sure.
I had the distinct pleasure this week of seeing Mike McCabe write on his Facebook page that my Christmas song, ” A Hell of A Time ” reminded him of Jackson Browne’s ” The Rebel Jesus ” so I couldn’t resist re-posting my song next to Jackson’s. Thanks for putting up with me and Happy Holidays!
As the Madison GOP fast tracks their right to freeload law…they are creating a new breed…someone who takes a good paying job with good benefits…but doesn’t want to pay the costs for the work that goes into earning that pay and those benefits…in other words…a TAKER!
After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.
Predictably, Republicans have started caterwauling about President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba, as if 50 years of isolation has been an effective strategy at bringing about democracy in Cuba.
On December 13, the Democratic-controlled Senate voted 56-40 to approve H.R. 83, the so-called “CRomnibus” bill, a $1.1 trillion, nine-month omnibus spending bill that will keep the federal government fully funded through September 2015.
Among the Democratic Senators who voted for the CRomnibus bill was progressive Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, and as the CapTimes notes, there’s a lot for progressives to hate about the CRomnibus bill.
While I understand compromises need to be made in order for the sausage-making process that is legislating to occur, I can’t help but wonder why a progressive like Sen. Tammy Baldwin chose to vote in favor of such a horrible piece of legislation. After all, the last time I checked allowing millionaires and billionaires to spend more money to buy elections and slashing pensions for retirees don’t sound like issues a progressive should support.
Despite the illusions being cast by Republicans in Madison, Wisconsinites already possess the right to work…they can apply for any job they want…they can accept any job offered to them…they can negotiate any pay/benefit package they are willing to accept…they can accept or not accept any promotions offered…they can quit any time they want…they can retire! Go figure! The are FREE!
Watch as nutjob Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson ( who has recently suggested that killing all gay people would produce an AIDS free Christmas ) pitches his new film about, well, whatever it’s about. My favorite part comes at roughly the 45 second mark when the Sinister Minister explains how the film will cover everything from when the Bible left off, to the present, and even the future with ” the coming of the Antichrist, etcetera. ”
The coming of the Antichrist, etcetera. Doesn’t sound like a very big deal to me.
Another day, another story of a voucher school’s financial practices and academic performance being called into question.
As noted in the Journal Sentinel report, a full report outlining salaries for staff at the Ceria M. Travis Academy is not available because the school is private; however federal nonprofit tax filings from 2012 list the compensation packages for Dorothy Travis Moore and her daughter Wilnekia Brinson at $213,000 and $118,000 respectively.
According to the Journal Sentinel’s report, the two schools operated by Dorothy Travis Moore will be receiving at least $4.6 million in voucher payments if enrollment holds at current levels, which seems to me to be a heck of a lot of money. So what kind of academic performance should Wisconsin taxpayers are getting for their $4.6 million “investment” in Dorothy Travis Moore’s voucher school? Well, last year only 2% of the students could read on grade level, while just 3% could do math on grade level.
Remind me again why conservatives are so keen on voucher schools?
I wonder if having torture in common with the terrorists of ISIL is an example of “American exceptionalism.”
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