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“We’ve been doing a stupid thing”

Carrying a large rainbow flag. Pic by blue cheddar. Event: Madison Pride 2012

Update: Here’s a link to the amici curiae brief [a 33 page PDF] filed with the court by the Family Equality Council. According to writer Chris Geidner this brief had a strong impact on Judge Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. ——————————- This is about the states of Wisconsin and Indiana getting their more »

Bumping into WI DOJ investigator during 2013 Capitol Crackdown led to disorderly ticket for photographer. Today: CASE DISMISSED

This is what it looks like to use a police force to harass politically engaged people like a photographer who took the best photographs of the arrests suffered during last summer’s crackdown on the Wisconsin Solidarity Sing Along. Watch the court video but be aware that the stupid is strong within and you may be at more »

#Ferguson: “At 3PM on Monday, August 18th, we are calling on Governor Nixon to meet and demand a de-escalation of police violence”

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Please retweet and share this – especially with friends and family you may have in Missouri. Solidarity with the people of Ferguson. I need you all to RT the following steps…….#Ferguson — justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) August 18, 2014 CALL GOVERNOR NIXON TO ACTION AT 3:00 PM TODAY IN KIENER PLAZA RT #Ferguson — justified agitator more »

Cheerleading and BONG HITS 4 JESUS

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So some cheerleaders in Texas decide to hold their biblical quotes on a publicly funded field while wearing uniforms that represent their publicly funded school, but they claim it’s their private speech and should therefore be protected by the first amendment. Also: religious freedom. *sigh* Why females would want sharia law, I’ll never understand. Do more »

Remember how WI GOP threw vets under a bus with that asbestos bill? Vets are back and now they’re working with Dems

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Glad to see Wisconsin veterans playing hardball with Walker on that rotten asbestos law. “Four months after telling veterans to “stand down” on opposing a bill meant to curtail asbestos lawsuits, veterans advocate Jason Johns joined Democrats in introducing a bill that would repeal the measure Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law…..” Johns and more »

McDonald’s held jointly liable for shitty treatment of workers. Door’s now open to a McD’s union.

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National Labor Relations Board’S general counsel on Tuesday ruled that McDonald’s can not hold itself separate from what franchises are doing to their workers but are instead jointly liable for labor and wage violations. This opens the door to the formation of nationwide labor unions for McDonald’s workers. This could eventually go to the Supreme more »

APPLAUSE: New York Times Editorial Board says LEGALIZE IT

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  “It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just more »

Records show Lt. Gov. Kleefisch was acting governor approx. 1 of every 4 days 2011 – ’13

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For real. But before delving into Our Dear Leader’s absenteeism, I want to note that he’s upping his stealth factor.* I heard it from Jake who heard it from Wisconsin State Journal: “Citing security concerns, Gov. Scott Walker’s office is no longer releasing information about where he stays on out-of-state trips in regularly released calendars more »

Outsourcery, Burke v. Walker edition.

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I find this game of Which-Is-The-Worst-Outsourcer depressing. Neither candidate is able to come out strong against outsourcing. Bill Clinton signed NAFTA in 1993 (after Bush, Carter, and Ford helped him sell it to America) and the rest is history. Anyway. Just a few notes, here. 1. Scott Walker’s campaign is still ignoring Wall Street Journal Here’s more »

Racine, Wisconsin school district puts book purge on pause

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According to a story in the Journal Times entitled, “Unified holds ‘weeded’ books for librarians to examine“, the purging of school library books in Racine, Wisconsin will be paused for two schools. RACINE — Unified’s administration will hold books removed from the libraries of Case High School and Mitchell Middle School until those schools’ new more »

Latest poll is fund-raising fuel for Mary Burke

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Just three thoughts on this latest poll since this reaction is late by internet standards. 1) Marquette U. polls have been the most accurate polls of any that focus on Wisconsin. 2) These are the most important numbers to take away from it: Among registered voters likely to vote, it’s Burke 47%, Walker 46%. 3) more »