Music Break!: The incredible Gregory Porter


I can not live on politics alone. There is also music. Particularly R&B and jazz. I was watching some Jill Scott (again) on YouTube which put me in the neighborhood of Gregory Porter videos and that was it. I. Am. Hooked. If you’re short on time watch for only 4 minutes.   If you like more »

Walker played liberal Mellencamp’s “Little Pink Houses” and he got called on it

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So perhaps you’ve heard that Scott Walker’s campaign played John Mellencamp’s song “Pink Houses” Tuesday this week and Mellencamp let Walker know how ridiculous that was.  His publicist sent an email to Associated Press about it. From AP: “Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and more »

Global Climate Convergence: 16 events Earth Day to May Day – Madison, Wisconsin

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Have you already heard about the Global Climate Convergence? From the G.C.C. web site, “The Convergence is an education and direct action campaign that begins this spring, with “10 days to change course,” running from Earth Day to May Day. It provides coordinated action to multiply, amplify and build synergy across grassroots justice movements.” You can click more »

Smart people need to step up. Right wing nutters are dominating the Common Core critique in Wisconsin.


Paul Adair attended a recent Germantown workshop which aimed to kick-off planning for non-Common Core school standards for the local school district. Here’s an excerpt from Students as Political Pawns: Germantown is the only public school system in Wisconsin to abandon the standards. We are the sole district, out of 426 in the state, with more »

Tasers at dawn: The Bundy Ranch standoff is over


Image credit: Bugeater The Bundy Ranch standoff is over. First I’ll share what the heck it was with some dramatic video. Second I’ll share a proposal Edward Abbey put forth back in the day to solve the overgrazing issue. Third I’ll share with you a note supposedly written by Cliven Bundy’s son. It’s an interesting more »

Secretly-taped WI Senator Mike Ellis tells Post-Crescent he won’t run for re-election in November

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No primary required. Ellis isn’t running for reelection. From the Post Crescent: Ellis said he had no one handpicked to replace him on the Republican ticket. “It’s wide open,” he said. “They can get whoever they want.” – source In case you missed it, here’s what happened to Ellis recently: Somebody used a hidden camera to more »

Walker: College degree not required for presidential office. Plus: Still not committed to full 4 years if reelected.

Scott Walker waves to crowd and thinks "Suckers".

Hi there, reader. I’m just passing on another message from Our Dear Leader which reinforces the notion that education ain’t no big whoop. Not even when it comes to leading the country that – last I knew – contained the world’s most influential economy.: Walker, who’s a possible 2016 Republican presidential contender, was asked at more »

Scam alert: Fake Badgercare reps. are calling Wisconsinites asking for bank account info.

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You know what would have been SUPER helpful for Badgercare and Badgercare Plus recipients in Wisconsin?  If the Walker administration hadn’t changed the fricking program every other time we turned around. Because now the public is conditioned to believe that some official-sounding person calling them about a change just might be legit. Anyway. Here’s the more »