Thursday Music: Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday

Strange Fruit is likely the most powerful protest song of all time, and Billie Holiday was persecuted for singing it. Harry Anslinger, America’s first drug warrior, pursued Holiday relentlessly for her drug use and at one point actually ordered her to quit singing the song. Anslinger is long gone. Lady…

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Report: Democratic Senate candidate Alex Lasry “surprised” Milwaukee has the same things as any city

To say the Senate campaign of Alex Lasry has gotten off to an odd start is a bit of an understatement. Putting aside the kerfuffle about Lasry having received a COVID-19 vaccination ahead of many others who are at far greater risk, a new report by Ryan Grim and Aida…

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MyPillow, CEO Mike Lindell being sued for $1.3 billion over false election claims

As Scooby Doo would say, “ruh roh…..” Dominion Voting Systems sued both pillow company MyPillow and its CEO Mike Lindell on Monday, after he spread baseless claims that Dominion’s voting machines helped rig the 2020 US presidential election. Dominion is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages. Lindell is a staunch ally of former…

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Why Does Law Enforcement Oppose Legalizing Weed? Hmmmmm….

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) stated Friday that he opposes legalizing recreational marijuana, telling WKOW in Madison that he’s deferring to law enforcement from around the state. “Recreationally, no, I’m not [in favor of legalization].” LeMahieu said. “I’ve heard from local law enforcement, law enforcement around the state…

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Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

It was a little over a year ago that the Democratic Party started in with what appears now to have been a coordinated, public handwringing over the prospect of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the top of the 2020 ticket. In a Politico piece from January 2020 Rep. Cedric Richmond…

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Campaign manager for DPI Superintendent candidate Deb Kerr steps down

I haven’t followed the race for Department of Public Instruction Superintendent much (well not at all really) but I find this tremendously interesting…. For those of you playing along at home Deborah Kerr advanced to the April 6 general election where she’ll face Jill Underly, who has the backing of…

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While Texans freeze Senator Ted Cruz takes a trip to Cancun!

Well isn’t this something… So for those of you playing along at home, that’s Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz boarding a flight to sunny Cancun, Mexico while tens of thousands of his constituents are freezing and without power due to Republican failures to weatherproof the energy infrastructure in that state….

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Trump Paints Self Into Corner, Shoots Self In Foot, Sticks Foot in Mouth

Donald Trump emerged Wednesday from his dimly lit bunker full of paranoia hued fever dreams to pick up right where he left off: the election was stolen, fixed, rigged, etc, etc, ad nauseam etc. Appearing on three separate conservative bombast outlets, Trump regurgitated the rhetorical vomit that has stained and…

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A Sophomoric Prank

Those are the words of none other than Right Wisconsin editor James Wigderson regarding Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ letter to Governor Tony Evers, requesting that flags across Wisconsin be lowered to half-staff in honor of the late Rush Limbaugh. From Wigderson’s piece: ” This is the type of political stunt…

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Thursday Music: Never Gonna Happen – Lily Allen

This one goes out to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who asked Governor Evers yesterday to lower flags to half-staff in honor of Rush Limbaugh. It’s from her album ” It’s Not Me, It’s You”.

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