Why Don’t We Vote?

These two photos are Afghans waiting to vote despite the threats of death from the Taliban.

Yet we had an election here in Wisconsin on April 1st when only 9.3% of the electorate bothered to show up. And no body was threatening their lives if they did so. So they got to decide [...]

Dissimulation on County Board Referendum Right Down To The Wire

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is taking the lies and obfuscations about the Act 14 required referendum on Milwaukee County Board pay and benefits right down to the wire. In a front page article in their March 31, 2014 print edition, they continue the nonsense about cutting supervisor’s pay by half will result in a part [...]

Whither MKE County: The April Fool’s Referendum

It’s amazing that the last nail in the coffin of the Milwaukee County Board as we know it is a bogus referendum that is just a week away. Except for two very minor articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this referendum has gone pretty much unnoticed. The left and the supporters of the board realize [...]

JSOnline Editorial: Governor Walker Should Veto Early Voting Restrictions!

The bill recently passed in the state Senate to restrict the hours that are available to early voting should be vetoed according to an editorial published at JSOnline.

The GOP, particularly Senator Grothman, argues that these restrictions are necessary to level the playing field between rural and urban municipalities. Well JSOnline disputes that and offers [...]

The Mary Burke Interview on MSNBC with Chris Hayes

Here it is:

Rasmussen Poll Has Gubernatorial Race Tied:

From the email in box tonight…this little note from Mary Burke’s campaign:

Friends,

I have some exciting news to share with you.

Just yesterday, a new Rasmussen poll announced we’re both polling at 45 percent. Thanks to your support, we’ve closed the gap and we’re in a dead heat now.

This news comes as the [...]

Senator Chris Larson to Run for Re-election!

From today’s email swarm:

Dear Edward,

I am happy to announce that I will be running for reelection this fall. After many busy years it is time to hit the campaign trail once again. Over the past year it has been an honor to serve as Democratic Leader in the state Senate, and I am [...]

Sex, Lies and Common Core Part II

Last week I posted a blog about an email that is making the rounds that was insanely inaccurate in its description of Common Core educational standards. And earlier this week I posted a link and brief quiz from JSOnline that clarified what Common Core is all about.

Well today, the Wisconsin State Senate began hearings [...]

Republican’s Stealth Jobs Programs Revealed in Madison:

The state education bill currently under discussion in Madison would create a state education board with FIFTEEN members…

Milwaukee County’s supervision of mental health issues will be replaced by a THIRTEEN member panel…

Shoot, 28 new jobs and they are just getting warmed up.

All brought to you by the party of small government!

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Mary Burke Campaign Ad:

From my inbox, the first TV ad for Mary Burke’s gubernatorial campaign:

Ed –

Scott Walker’s D.C.-based Republican Governors Association is spending more than $1 million attacking Mary with false, negative attacks in order to prop up their favorite out-of-touch governor.

We want you to have the real facts about Mary.

Here’s [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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