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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Wiggy is Really Unhappy

It’s not uncommon to find Right Wisconsin editor James ” Wiggy ” Wigderson ripping on politicians. His favorite targets are often Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, Governor Tony Evers, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, you know, democrats. But the object of his ire this time around is his newly elected congressman Scott…

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And We Don’t This Either: Confederate Flags Just Don’t Fly

This photo was from the protest in Brookfield last Friday. And before everyone goes nuts, no this isn’t the photo from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that some right wing yahoos claimed was photo shopped. This is a photo from another source that shows two different individuals with Gadsden flags…one mit…

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James Wigderson: “If Tony Robinson was put away for the time armed robbery should get, he might be alive today.”

Found this on Twitter and thought I’d share, because I’m sure it will provoke a discussion. Here’s what conservative blogger and Waukesha Freeman columnist James Wigderson had to say about the recent shooting death of unarmed teenager Tony Robinson at the hands of a Madison Police officer. If Tony Robinson…

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A terrific moment of irony

So sayeth conservative blogger James Wigderson in his Waukesha Freeman column of last week hilariously titled, ” Free federal money not affordable, Walker health plan right choice.  Wigderson argues that Walker’s refusal to accept federal dollars to expand Badgercare is good policy because federal dollars aren’t really free. He then endorses Walker’s plan…

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Fox News Makes Stuff Up!

H/T Talking Points Memo: In a recent campaign-trail speech, President Obama delivered a line that was widely construed as a jab at Mitt Romney. But whether it was a direct jab at Romney was at least arguable until a Fox News host pumped it up with three additional words that…

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Something that’s been bugging me

By now I’m sure some of you know about the “difficulties” Lisa and I have had with James Wigderson and Brian Fraley of the right-wing MacIver Institute, and if you haven’t been following, you can get up to speed HERE and HERE. What’s curious about everything that happened this week…

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Beware of the MacIver spin machine

Read the entire opinion column over at Citizen Action Wisconsin’s “No Sacred Cows” blog.

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A series of FACTS about the MacIver Institute & its employees/associates

Here’s a series of FACTS about the folks working for (or associated with) the John K. MacIver Institute: FACT #1: Brian Fraley, the Communications Director for the MacIver Institute, is a former national insurance industry lobbyist who was director of the Senate Republican caucus during part of the time of…

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Why I Love The Republican Party!

Because you just can not make these stories up! 1. As many of you know, BloggingBlue went dark yesterday to protest SOPA. Well it turns out that one of the authors of this insane bill, Rep. Lamar Smith (R- Texas), was caught violating his own bill. Isn’t it funny when…

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