Friday, September 30, 2016

Walker Might Still Face Charges From John Doe Investigation

When The Guardian released previously unseen emails stemming from the John Doe investigation into Scott Walker, it revealed just how corrupted the system in Wisconsin really is.

While it looked like Walker might have gotten off the hook, thanks to the flood of money coming in from his dark money masters, he might still be facing charges.

Via our friends at the Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, we learn that Wisconsin Democrats have sent a seven-page letter to Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, asking him to investigate Walker again for possible charges such as soliciting and accepting corporate monies, ethics laws and misconduct in public office.

While this is enough to cause one to hope against all hope that Walker might finally be held accountable for some of his egregious misdeeds and crimes, I am concerned that the Democrats made a serious miscalculation.

Even if Ozanne finds sufficient cause to file charges and even if Walker and company are found guilty, Walker and his dark money masters would only continue to appeal the case all the way to the state supreme court, which we already know to be as corrupt as corporately-controlled as Walker and the other Republicans. This kangaroo court would only summarily overturn the case without even a most rudimentary glance at the mountain of evidence, as they have doe before.

The Democrats would be smart to hedge their bets by sending another letter to the US Attorney's office, asking them to also investigate Walker for violations of federal laws. After all, the feds were the ones that finally indicted and convicted Blago for similar crimes.

But either way, Walker might just want to set up another legal defense, err, legal cooperation fund before he goes even deeper in debt.

And who knows, we might still get to see the image many Wisconsinites have been waiting many long years for...Walker in handcuff:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Luther "The Muffin Man" Olsen

By Jeff Simpson 

Many people who have been paying attention, have seen in the news that the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI has had numerous, horrific problems.   

KING, Wisconsin — Walter Sundling wanted to live at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
Held captive by the Nazis during World War II after his plane was shot down over Germany, the 90-year-old Air Force veteran was healthy when he asked to move to the community surrounded by southern pines he visited as a child. He had his own apartment at an assisted living facility in Madison, but wanted to be near others who had served their country, at the home between Stevens Point and Oshkosh.
“He said, ‘I’d love to be with veterans. I’d really like to be with my own kind and I’ve heard so many good things about King,’” said Sundling’s daughter, Sharon Blando, who lives in Milwaukee. “He was just so happy to be with the vets.”
Two years later, Blando said, the Purple Heart recipient developed gastrointestinal bleeding from untreated constipation. Two heart attacks followed and Sundling later died, the result, Blando claims, of widespread neglect at Wisconsin’s largest state-run, skilled nursing facility. Despite her father’s advanced age, Blando believes abysmal care at King expedited his death last year.
A decorated veteran and war hero survived being captured by the Nazi's but could not survive the lack of governing done by Scott Walker and his fellow GOP.   This unfortunately is not an isolated incident:

Sundling’s story is consistent with what current and former King employees, residents and family members say is a much larger problem: Elderly and over-medicated veterans with complex combinations of physical and mental ailments are not receiving adequate care at King, even as the state brings in millions more each year than it spends to care for its residents, transferring the surplus elsewhere.

For those of you scoring at home, the state is getting more than enough money to care for our veterans and heroes but the Walker administration has decided to give them the minimal amount of care and use the money for other things in WI(like sending 45 Wisconsin State Troopers to the Republican Convention).   

Who are we neglecting so we can pay bonuses to the loyal Walkerites? 

According to King’s internal census report for April 2016, there are 682 residents, 545 men and 149 women. The average length of stay is 4.3 years and the average age is 80. The majority of King residents — 480, or 69.26 percent of the total population — pay for their stay with Medicaid.
Half of King’s residents have been diagnosed with dementia and 58 percent have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety. Forty-nine individuals have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the census report, but employees say that number is likely higher because new diagnoses are not updated in the facility’s computer system after initial intake evaluations.
Of King’s veterans, 229 are from the Vietnam War era. It has 132 World War II veterans and 130 Korean War veterans, including 20 Purple Heart recipients and two prisoners of war, according to King records.

Hundreds of men and women who have served their country with pride and honor are now being neglected by our state.   

This has finally caught the eye of the media, which means it has finally caught the eye of the politicians who are pretending to do something about it.  Senator Luther Olsen, whose district King falls into,  let everyone know that he means business:

"“If there are problems at King, we must shine a light on them and we do not rest until we figure out how to resolve them in a manner benefiting our veterans that demonstrates our utmost respect and gratitude for their selfless service to our great country." Senator Luther Olsen 

Forgetting the fact that there is no "IF", that there are serious problems there for the moment, I want to call something else that Mr. Olsen had to say:

we do not rest until we figure out how to resolve them in a manner benefiting our veterans that demonstrates our utmost respect and gratitude for their selfless service to our great country.  

Luckily, we know a little bit more about Senator Olsen and his meaning of "do not rest".....  

Forced to choose between visiting a troubled veterans home or to judge a baking contest, state Sen. Luther Olsen went with his gut.
Olsen — a Ripon Republican who is in a tough re-election bid — had a conflict on his schedule for July 8, according to records obtained from his office.
He had been invited by Rep. John Nygren, a fellow Republican from Marinette, to join him on a tour of the Wisconsin Veterans Homeat King on that date. Initially, Olsen's staff said the senator was free and able to visit the facility, which is in his district.
But two weeks later Olsen begged off.
"Senator Olsen had another important obligation come up on July 8th, so unfortunately Senator Olsen will not be in attendance for the Nygren tour of King,"Shelby Lemke, legislative assistant to Olsen, wrote to a Nygren staffer.
What could be more important than getting a firsthand look at the conditions at the King veterans home, which is now the subject of a legislative audit because of the problems there?
The Junior Bake-Off Contest at the Lodi Agricultural Fair.
Olsen was one of four judges evaluating cookies, sweet bars and tart pies made by children of all ages using primarily Wisconsin-grown or produced ingredients. He hasfive photos of the event on his Facebook page, including one showing he was accompanied by two of his legislative staffers on that Friday afternoon.

Yes Senator Olsen meant he would not rest, as soon as he had enough baked goods.   Judging a cookie contest is much more important than making sure our heroes spend their remaining time in comfort and dignity like they deserve.    

But wait there's regrets!   

But Olsen made clear he was glad he went to the Lodi festival, calling it standard fare — or fair? — for politicians to go to such events in "campaign season." He said he enjoyed trying out the treats and interacting with the kids during the hour he spent as a judge.

There is campaigning to be done.   The veterans have waited this long to get adequate care, whats a few more weeks?   

The disgrace and complete lack of respect that Luther Olsen shows our heroes is mind numbing.     

Luckily, there is an alternative this year! 

Waupaca Mayor Brian Smith has decided that his district needs some real leadership and representation so he has thrown his hat into the ring to be the next Senator from the 14th Senate district of WI!    

Head to his website here, and Facebook page here.   Throw him a couple of bucks, make some phone calls or knock on doors for Mr. Smith and I promise you Wisconsin will be a better place when we swear Brain Smith in as the newest Senator for the fightin' 14th!   

Let's send Luther "The Muffin Man" Olsen back to the kitchen permanently!   

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bizarro World - Part 3("Reality" Stars)!

By Jeff Simpson 

In what has unfortunately been a continuing series of strange, end of times ridiculous actions done by , the hits keep on coming.  
our politicians

First off, the lumberjack reality star from Northern Wisconsin has found out something that no one else knows in the country.   Hillary Clinton's top aide, Huma Abedin, is part of an organization called the Muslim Brotherhood.

Maybe we should listen to Mr. Duffy though, because if he was able to find a mail order college like he did to "earn" his law degree(the college of which is no longer in business), then maybe he does have some super sleuth abilities that compare to his ability to have kids.   No one should question that the Wausau area is the hotbed of terrorism intel, so when Mr Duffy speaks we should laugh, I mean listen.

Secondly, another of Wisconsin's own, recently got into a battle with Governor John Kasich.

In this corner is the current Governor of Ohio, failed GOP Presidential candidate who is known for blaming all of the problems in public education today on the teachers lounge(seriously)!  Standing at 5'9", weighing 175 lbs.....JOOOOOHNNNN   KAAAAAASSSSICCCCHHHHHH:

Kasich, the Ohio governor, has refused to endorse Trump, the Republican nominee, after bowing out of the presidential race in early May.
"Thankfully, there are still leaders in this country who put principles before politics," Weaver wrote. "Throughout his life, Governor John Kasich has always made decisions based on what is best for our country. The idea of a greater purpose beyond oneself may be alien to political party bosses like Reince Priebus, but it is at the center of everything Governor Kasich does."
"He will not be bullied by a Kenosha political operative that is unable to stand up for core principles or beliefs," he continued, naming Priebus' hometown in Wisconsin. "In fact, Reince should be thanking the governor for standing for an inclusive, conservative vision that can actually win a national election and improve our country."
Weaver added that Kasich is "traveling the nation" to support down-ballot Republicans who could be the victim of a "potential national wipeout" that he said would occur "on Reince's watch."
In the bright bright red corner, standing 5'4" and weighing in at at 145#'s, the Voter cager from Kenosha, the political operative from Pleasant Prairie, the race baiter from Randal, the guy who refuses to walk his own dog(honestly), REEEEEEEIINNCE PRRRRRIIIIIEEEEEBUSSSSSSSSSS:

During a Sunday interview CBS's "Face the Nation," Priebus said Trump's former primary challengers might face trouble in 2020 or 2024 if they did not announce their support for Trump.
"Those people need to get on board," he said. "And if they're thinking they're going to run again someday, I think that we're going to evaluate the process — of the nomination process — and I don't think it's going to be that easy for them."
Kasich, along with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has prominently refused to endorse Trump since he wrapped up the party's nomination in May. Priebus said the party would "look at" potential penalties for those who have not endorsed Trump and are considering a future presidential bid. Every GOP presidential hopeful signed a loyalty pledge last summer stating they would support the eventual nominee no matter who it was.
"People in our party are talking about what we're going to do about this. I mean, there's a ballot access issue in South Carolina," Priebus said. "In order to be on the ballot in South Carolina, you actually have to pledge your support to the nominee, no matter who that person is. So what's the penalty for that? It's not a threat, but that's just the question that we have a process in place.
If you are keeping score in our  Constitutionally limited representative democratic republic, it looks like we are all losing, but Reince today came down with what just might be the final blow on CNN:

Yes your eyes are not deceiving you.   The head of the Republican Party of the United States, did actually say that the GOP Presidential candidate, one of two people who have a chance to actually become the next President of the United States of America, the most powerful job in the world, is prepared because he has been through 14 seasons as a TV "reality star".

Head meet desk!

Mike Gallagher's Foreign Policy Fail

By Jeff Simpson

One of the biggest national races this November is the 8th congressional District in Wisconsin.  Far right Freedom Caucus member Reid Ribble, has decided not to run for re-election so  it is a wide open race.  

The Republican nominee, who won a primary handily, is Mike Gallagher. The New York born Gallagher joined the Marines after college and has also earned his Doctorate.  

Very impressive individual, until(as Capper says, there is more, there is always more), and take a quick peak at his resume.   There is a huge gaping blemish on it.

Scott Walker's Foreign Policy Advisor - Mike Gallagher
(reported by Politico's Darren Samuelsohn on Feb. 18, 2015; start early March)
Professional staff member at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from Aug. 2013.  Captain in the U.S. Marines Corps, June 2006-Aug. 2013.  M.A. in government (2013) and M.A. in security studies (2012) from Georgetown University; M.S. in strategic intelligence from National Intelligence University (2010); B.A. in international relations and affairs from Princeton University, 2006.

I know it was short moment in time, but a quick refresher, Scott Walker has been running for President his whole life and when he "officially" announced a run for President, he ended up officially running for President for approximately 3 months, where he spent over $7,000,000 and ended up with a whopping 0% approval from GOP primary voters.  

A big part of his epic crash and burn in the Presidential primary was his foreign policy stances.   The first was when asked about Syria, let everyone know he had no problem sending troops in.  Of course not his kids, but yours.  Most of us have seen that play out poorly before so we were left scratching our heads that Scott Walker has not learned any lessons from the past.  

The second was probably the most ridiculous thing said, in a season of ridiculousness, that made even the most die hard supporters surprised.   Donald Trump was gaining traction by telling everyone as President, he would build a wall on the Mexican border.  Ever the opportunist, Scott Walker was going to out wall The Donald and said he would be willing to wall off Mexico and (You can not make this stuff up) Canada.    

So the candidate, who was probably the biggest foreign policy failure and quite possibly the most ridiculous foreign policy proposal in the history of our great country, has sent his foreign policy adviser to run for Congress.    Bizarro land!  

Luckily, the people of the 8th Congressional District have a sound choice in Tom Nelson.   Nelson is former majority leader in Madison, and current Outagamie County Executive.   Nelson is running fr Congress trying to make sure the people of the 8th Congressional District get actual representation for a change.  

Now is the time to help Mr. Nelson out.  Head to his Facebook page and his website and send him a couple dollars or go volunteer some time knocking doors for him.   

Congressman Nelson has a very nice ring to it! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Racism Is Boiling Up All Over Society

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By Jeff Simpson

Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger, saw what was going on in Charlotte, NC after a black man reading a book was shot and killed by local law enforcement and tweeted this out:

It is nice that Mr. Clevenger has his baby daughter overlooking these tweets....but that is another story.  After these tweets, the sportswriters in the country(who have never been afraid to jump on their high horse), started calling for the immediate release of Mr. Clevenger.

Personally, I find what Steve Clevenger tweeted to be deplorable, BUT I do not think that he should be "immediately released".   Having a stupid, racist beliefs and opinion should not get one fired, it also should not make you the Republican nominee for President but that is also another story.

Recently,  prominent columnist from the Chicago Tribune, Steve Kass, wrote basically the same thing as Clevenger's tweets in long form, in a recent column.

No one has called for Kass to be fired, as a matter of fact, our friends at Right Wisconsin, gleefully reposted it!

  “And by shootings I don’t mean thugs shooting off guns in the air. I mean shootings where bullets pierce human skin, destroying flesh, bones, organs and lives,” wrote Kass. “On average, 12 people are shot in Chicago every day.”As comedian Larry Wilmore pointed out in 2015, “thug” is the word conservatives use now that they’ve realized that “ni**er” is out-of-bounds.
Furthermore, he resists calling black men “men,” but continually refers to them as “boys.” This echoes a racist means of dishonoring and dehumanizing black men —calling them, no matter their age, “boy.”But Kass doesn’t even attempt to cloak his disdain for the black community and what he perceives as the damage done by our country instituting a social safety net half a century ago.
“The shooters, these feral young men, aren’t an accident,” wrote Kass, using the word “feral” a second time — a word generally reserved for stray dogs, cats and other animals. “They are the direct product of the Democratic welfare state that helped destroy families. The government became the father, the fathers became irrelevant or were driven off, and black families that had withstood decades of Jim Crow segregation began to collapse. And that was generations ago.”
Kass’ argument here is essentially that black people are lazy and Democrats and liberals want to give them “free stuff” — another favorite conservative trope. African-Americans, they say, have latched on to the welfare system an alternative to work.
“Now, there aren’t enough jobs for unskilled labor,” he moans, as if black workers are incapable of any other kind.

As someone who believes in Restorative Justice, and not punitive justice, releasing him would not solve or educate anyone in this instance.  Maybe the Mariners could mandate that he spend a day with Nigel Hayes, and make sure John Kass joins him,

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nigel Tweets - And You Should Listen!

By Jeff Simpson

If you have not had a conversation about Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter, and the growing number of African Americans suffering at the hands of police all over the country then you have been living under a rock.  

It is everywhere from the news to the sports page, the schools to the playgrounds.  It is on the talk shows, the political shows and the sports shows.   For example, Marshawn Lynch recently made an appearance on the Conan O'Brien show.

"I think you have players that are trying to take a stand and trying to be aware of social issues and try to make a stand and increase peoples' awareness and put a spotlight on it, and they're being ignored. Whether they're taking a knee or whether they're locking arms, they're trying to bring people together and unite them for a cause. I think the last couple days, a couple more guys have gotten shot and killed in the middle of the street. More videos have come out of guys getting killed, and I think people are still missing the point. The reason these guys are kneeling, the reason we're locking arms is to bring people together, to make people aware that this is not right. It's not right for people to get killed in the street."
In Wisconsin, one of our own(Nigel Hayes), sat down at his computer, took to twitter, and patiently tried to educate his followers.   Here are some highlights, but I highly recommend reading through Nigel;s whole twitter timeline.    

Before we begin, Nigel assigned this article as homework before he starts his class.   
According to the most recent census data, there are nearly 160 million more white people in America than there are black people. White people make up roughly 62 percent of the U.S. population but only about 49 percent of those who are killed by police officers. African Americans, however, account for 24 percent of those fatally shot and killed by the police despite being just 13 percent of the U.S. population. As The Post noted in a new analysis published last week, that means black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers.
U.S. police officers have shot and killed the exact same number of unarmed white people as they have unarmed black people: 50 each. But because the white population is approximately five times as great as the black population, that means unarmed black Americans were five times as likely as unarmed white Americans to be shot and killed by a police officer.

Now some highlights! 

Mr. Hayes started here:

 While many in White America get upset when athletes speak up, we hear the standard line of "shut up and play".  I think it is time that we start giving credit where it is due and instead of saying "shut up and play" we should be saying - "Stop playing for a minute and let us know your thoughts on _____"!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Anniversary, Scott Walker!

Happy Anniversary to Scott Walker!

It was one year ago today that Scott Walker's presidential aspirations were officially declared dead.

When he ended his 70-day campaign, he was a hot mess.  His campaign owed over a million dollars and he was underwater in the pools, with less than a 40% approval rating. When he dropped out, he encouraged other Republican hopefuls to follow his lead so that there could be a focus on keeping Donald Trump from being the Republican nominee.

One year later and we find that Walker isn't faring any better than he was then - and in some ways, even worse off.

His campaign still owes hundreds of thousands of dollars and he is becoming more and more desperate in trying to raise any money to pay off his massive debt.

His approval rating is still underwater, as evidenced by a Marquette University poll that came out today:
Gov. Scott Walker's job approval was 43%, with 52% disapproving of his performance.
And now we find Walker touting Trump and encouraging people to vote for him.

And as the icing on his anniversary of failure cake, The Guardian recently reported on new Walkergate emails which really show just how corrupt Walker is and how he ran the state on a strictly pay-for-play basis.

So Happy Anniversary to Scott Walker! Now let's all raise our glasses in a toast that Walker will still get the one gift that he so richly deserves - an indictment.

Bizarro World - Day 2

By Jeff Simpson 

Here we go again, straight down the rabbit hole.   In today's beware of locust news.

This person has put out an ad questioning Hillary's health(doing Beloit College proud):

Here is the ad the "super" PAC put out:

Continuing in Bizarro world Ms. Hendricks has all of a sudden taken an interest in emails, since she was the one who gave a million dollars to Governor Scott Walker to escape justice for his illegal email server.  

The Bizarro world extends beyond just Wisconsin....Don King introduced Don Trump last night(H/T @nicholsuprising):

But Wait there is more:

The original orange man, influence peddler and former Speaker of the House, was just hired to the Squire Patton Boggs law firm that is also one of the most powerful lobbying firms in Washington DC(h/t @lhfang). All of which is fine, except that Mr. Boehner is not a lawyer and he promises he will not be lobbying.

John A. Boehner, the former speaker of the House who left Congress and his leadership post last year, is joining Squire Patton Boggs, a Washington-based law firm long known for its lobbying work.
However, Mr. Boehner, who served as speaker for four years and as a Republican representative from Ohio for 24 years, will not lobby in his new role at the law firm. Instead, he will serve “as a strategic adviser to clients” in the United States and abroad on global business development, according to the firm’s announcement.
Mr. Boehner, 66, who is not a lawyer and ran a small business in Ohiobefore his election to Congress, left the speakership at a time of conflicts with conservative members of his own party, who criticized his legislative deal making and called him a sellout.
His negotiating skills will be put to use in his new job, where he will have “the opportunity to engage with leaders in business and government throughout the world and help them work through the challenges they face, as part of a world-class team,” he said in his statement.
 I hope this is the last one of these ,,,,but somehow I doubt it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Bizarro World Of WI Politcs & The Donald

By Jeff Simpson

With the polls tightening, both sides are trying to collect as much cash as humanly possible.   While Hillary is spending her money like water, trying to tell us what a horrible person The Donald is(like we did not already know) and The Donald is using his to keep filling his families bank accounts.

Here is where the Bizarro world comes into play.  Bobby Kraft will be holding a fundraiser for The Donald.  

Friends, Bobby Kraft and I will be hosting Donald J. Trump Jr. at my house the evening of October 4th at 7pm. Please send me a personal message if you would like to attend. $250 per attendee or $1,000 if you want a photo! I've already stated the case for why I'm involved in this campaign earlier. No need to comment below lol.

Why is this Bizarro world when two guys want to hold a fundraiser for the Donald?  Well Mr. Kraft has been in the news lately for (drum roll please)  filing bankruptcy!  

Milwaukee businessman Robert M. "Bobby" Kraft has filed for personal bankruptcy, the latest in a string of court cases sparked by his financial troubles.
 The former CEO of the now-defunct First Edge Solutions Inc. and World Marketing Holdings LLC listed debts of $1 million to $10million on his Chapter 7 petition, against assets of $100,001 to $500,000.
 Chapter 7 is a liquidation proceeding in which a debtor's assets are sold to raise money to repay creditors at least part of what they are owed.
 Last summer, Kraft took First Edge into receivership, a state court proceeding similar to bankruptcy. He resigned as CEO of the fulfillment and direct-mail firm in September.
Come to think of it, who is more suited to hold a fundraiser for The Donald than someone who has declared bankruptcy and is stiffing his vendors and employees.    The Trump family needs the money more, not that $1000 for a picture with the great orange one is a bad investment of course since he definitely takes the best pictures.  

But wait there is more.   The guy who wants to deport 11 million Muslims, is holding a fundraiser with Bobby Kraft whose father, makes a mint selling citizenship to foreigners(via EB-5).   

You can not make this stuff up!  

  Kraft is the son of Robert W. "Bob" Kraft, who has been a leading figure in Milwaukee in helping wealthy foreign nationals invest in the U.S. in exchange for permanent residency status.
Daddy Kraft is also one of Scott Walker's biggest donors, and his son is holding a fundraiser for the guy who Scott Walker tried to knock out of the Presidential Primary race - (with his big line _ "We don't need another apprentice in the White House."

But wait there is even more! 

The person who Bob Jr. is holding the fundraiser with, Andy Nunemaker, is a well known gay playboy in Milwaukee.   

Nunemaker, picked as one of Milwaukee’s hottest singles by M Magazine, told a reporter  he would find it difficult to date a smoker, or anybody over 30. He maintains his eligibility by being judged by another publication as among Milwaukee’s fittest executives, thanks, perhaps to that gym in the basement.

The most interesting thing about Mr. Nunemaker though is WHY he is choosing to put his efforts and his money behind The Donald(emphasis mine):

 Friends,I'm not a fan of heavy political statements on Facebook. I do, however, wish to share some of my thinking on the Presidential race. I'm horribly disappointed in both party's nominees. Donald Trump is a flawed candidate, but I also believe a Trump presidency is the best chance America has if we wish to move out of political gridlock and pass Paul Ryan's agenda for a better way forward. I have chosen to publicly and financially support the Trump/Pence ticket. Rather than comment below, please feel free to message me with any questions or comments. God Bless America

The best way to get Paul Ryan(R-Wall St.)'s agenda passed is to elect a sexist, racist, misogynist, con man to the White House.  

Let that sink in for a minute!  

This is truly interesting times that we live in.   I fear our children and grandchildren will not look kindly on this time in our history!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tyler August Deserves A New Job

By Jeff Simpson 

Tyler August, speaker pro tem of the Republican party of Wisconsin is running for re-election.  As Dave Zweifel put it, Mr. August has a reputation of not being the hardest worker.

State Rep. Tyler August, a 31-year-old Republican from Lake Geneva, is this year's poster boy for why Wisconsin needs to return to the days of a part-time Legislature.
August, who isn't exactly known as one of the Legislature's more productive members, became incensed earlier in the week after reading a story that Madison police had used a sting operation to nab two guys for violating the city's taxicab regulations and fined them each $1,317.
What do our full-time legislators do in their free time when they become incensed? They call their full-time and well-compensated staffs and order them to put together a press release, of course. What better way to keep your name before the public during an election year, especially if you can say something that many might consider outlandish?
Outlandish is exactly how August sounded, if not a bit stupid.

August has a pretty good gig, for not working very hard.

 Since then he's been receiving $49,943 a year plus $133 per diem for the days he's in Madison, mileage to drive back and forth from Lake Geneva, health insurance and pension coverage and a bunch of other perks, not to mention full-time staffers (August has two) to put together press releases and handle letters to constituents.

 Of course that isn't enough for Mr August  because a quick look at his campaign finance reports and you see he likes to supplement his income with your money.  He has reimbursed himself well over $2000 for "expenses" such as mileage, steak dinner at the Tornado rooms and a nice summer stay at a waterpark in the Dells(PS: The Tornado room and Dells are not in his district).

Another fun tidbit from his campaign finance reports he was reimbursed $900 for a trip to the ALEC conference,      I guess $900 is not much to pay to have someone do your thinking for you

To end the reign of gerry mandered districts, lazy reps with no independent thoughts and rubber stamps for a corrupt Governor.

The people of the 32nd district deserve a hardworking woman who will go to Madison to represent you, like you deserve to be represented.

Christine Welcher is a farmer and educator and proud alumni of UW-Madison and will make a difference for all Wisconsinites when you send her there.

Send Christine a few bucks or go help her out for a few hours.  She can win this with our help!

Let's show Tyler August how hard it is to get a good job with excellent benefits in The right to work world of Fitzwalkerstan!

By the way....a little fun fact: Our old friend Scott Tyre sent Tyler August $500!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Righty's Get Your Guns

By Jeff Simpson

There seems to be a common theme lately running through the Republican Party and it all starts at the top.   The Republican nominee reality star has crossed the line numerous times and has done it once again.

First off The Donald once again hints at taking your guns and going after Hillary.

 Donald Trump on Friday wondered aloud what would happen to Hillary Clinton should her Secret Service detail disarm."I think her bodyguards should drop all weapons. Disarm immediately," Trump said. "Take their guns away, let's see what happens to her."
"Take their guns away, OK? It'll be very dangerous," he added.

The latest round of #WALKERDOCS show us that Head of the Wisconsin GOP and formerly convicted felon Scott Jensen sent an email the night of the Prosser/Kloppenburg race when they were worried that their personal Supreme Court Justice was going to actually not be elected:

The head of American Federation of Children advises his employees to lie like crazy, get as much misinformation as they can get on the airwaves and send "lawyers, guns and money."    Excellent example for children he continually sets.   Not sure who he wanted to send the guns for, but I am guessing some people are very lucky they were able to fix the recount in their favor.  

Finally, as we pointed out recently, the "education reporter" for the right wing Bradley funded blog,  did not like that Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers criticized ACT 10.  Which Mr. Wigderson answered by writing a blog post and putting Superintendent Evers picture up with the caption - "Get Your Guns".  

Nothing like giving the crazies who follow you and the angry racists who support you, permission to go shoot your enemies.    As soon as one of their followers take them up on their offer, then we will really see how "The Shit Has Hit the fan."

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Robin Vos Explains Why Scott Walker Broke The Law

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By Jeff Simpson

Robin Vos (R-Adulterer) in 2014, told us exactly why Scott Walker is and was guilty in the John Doe case.

Vos also took issue with allegations that Walker's campaign coordinated efforts with outside conservative groups like Wisconsin Club for Growth. He said neither the governor nor his campaign committee violated any state law.
 "An elected official has the ability to help raise money for the campaign or to appear in events that do," Vos said. "They can't have any direct efforts or their campaign staff can't have direct efforts in how the money is spent.
 "If my campaign committee coordinated with someone on how the money is spent to elect me, that crosses the line," Vos said. "And that never happens."

While Robin Vos being clueless to his surroundings is not news, the fact is, with the latest Guardian email release, we know that it did happen and it happened right under Robin's nose.

the organization of the different elements of a complex body or activity so as to enable them to work together effectively.

I would consider Scott Walker having to approve all ads, as coordination.   Thanks Robin for defining that for us.

Scott Walker's Successful Week

By Jeff Simpson 

Scott Walker did not have a very good start to the week, when the Guardian came out with the a massive drop of emails from the John Doe case.  The day they dropped, Scott Walker, who is perpetually intimidated, went immediately into hiding: