You’ve Protested at the Capital, Signed the Recall Papers, Now Get Out There and Vote


Recall Walker day, June 5th is rapidly approaching. On this day people in Wisconsin can collectively stand up and put a stop to Walker’s anti-worker, anti-woman, anti-union, anti-environment agenda. We can show the state and country that people in Wisconsin still believe in the “Wisconsin way” of fair play, open government and progressive values. People more »

Walker Protested at VFW in Appleton


Yesterday the soon to be former governor visited the V.F.W. in Appleton to sign a bill that helps military veterans. Of course, he was met with a good sized “welcoming committee”. It’s heartwarming for this wonk to know that they could get a pretty good sized crowd together on such short notice. Some people in more »

Driving the Snakes out of Wisconsin


The video will start where the parade footage kicks in. Almost everyone is familiar with how the original St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, but how many people know that St. Patrick made a special visit to Fond du Lac last Saturday during their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade? He came to more »

Let’s Sway Responsibly


This past year, I have been a frequent participant in the Solidarity Sing Along protests held every weekday in or just outside the Wisconsin Capitol. One of the songs we sing is “Bring Back Wisconsin to Me”, sung to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”, with new lyrics by Lou and Peter more »

About WEAC and Kathleen Falk


I am not endorsing any candidate for Governor of Wisconsin right now because I think it’s still too early. Would you listen to me anyway? I could enjoy delusions of grandeur but I’m not a heavy hitter like Wisconsin’s union for education staff, WEAC. I have about 4,100 followers on twitter. WEAC has over 98,000 more »

Hurley Mining Bill Hearing Today 1/11/2011 at 10 am


There’s a very important hearing regarding a proposed mining operation going on at the Hurley Inn auditorium starting at 10 this morning. Badger Democracy has done an excellent write up on this hearing. If you have a chance, I highly recommend taking the time to read their post. It can be found here. Mike Simonson more »

Indiana “Right-to-Work” Legislation Take Two

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Indiana Republicans have put so called “right-to-work” legislation on a “fast track” in the hopes of having it passed into law before the Super Bowl on February 5th of this year. Republicans want to avoid negative the media attention of mass protests going on at the capital. If they want to avoid the potential for more »

Walker Supporter Behaving Badly


The following post is based on reports from social media and from the video above. Zach W. at Blogging Blue has also covered this incident. His post is worth the read. I find myself with more questions than answers regarding what’s being shown on this video. Why would anyone say something to the effect of more »

Is Being Called “Madison of the North” a Bad Thing?


Appleton Alderman Jim Clemons asked the Common Council to revisit same sex domestic partner benefits for nonunion city employees. This measure was defeated last night, but will probably be brought up again on November 9th when the council meets to adopt the 2012 budget. Here’s a list of both public and private employers that offer more »

Just Who is Appleton Taxpayers United?

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Who is Appleton Taxpayers United and why should anyone care? My curiosity was piqued while writing this post on same sex domestic partner health insurance coverage, sick and bereavement leave for Appleton’s non-union city workers. Offering these benefits to same sex couples seemed like a good idea. It also shows the world that despite this more »

Appleton Taxpayers United for Injustice


On September 7 of this year I had a brief shining moment of pride in my hometown of Appleton, WI. The Appleton Common Counsel approved same sex partner benefits for city employees. It gave me hope that maybe, just maybe Outagamie County, in specific Appleton is going back to its progressive roots. I didn’t write more »

Live blogging Occupy Madison

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Update 10/11/11 Please keep visiting these resources for information on upcoming Occupy Madison meetings, occupation sites, and protest actions. At the moment, the facebook page is updated most frequently and allows for your comments: Occupy Madison’s community page on facebook The official twitter account @OccupyMadison99 The livestream on-site video broadcast. You might see live more »

Fighting Bob Fest Number Two: A post by micwazoo

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This is a guest post by @micwazoo a must-follow guy on twitter. He’s from Marshfield, Wisconsin. If you’d like to see the speeches he mentions, several of them are available at this post of mine and directly through ontheearthproduction on YouTube. I always like to reflect on events after I attend them, and again after more »

Peaceful Protest at U.S. Congressman Reid Ribble’s Appleton Office Approximately 60 people protested at Reid Ribble’s Appleton, WI office as part of a “Save the American Dream” national day of action through Reid Ribble is a U.S. Congressman representing Wisconsin’s 8th District. Here are some of the pictures from the event. Ann Muenster deserves a special thank you for stepping up and more »

Scott Walker recorded as he speaks with David Koch Imposter

I got this from the Buffalo Beast’s “Koch Whore: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker answers his master’s call” The following is written by “Murphy”: “He’s just hard-lined—will not talk, will not communicate, will not return phone calls.” -Wisconsin state Sen. Tim Carpenter (D) on Gov. Walker (source) Carpenter’s quote made me wonder: who could get through to more »

Pass the turkey, you LIBRUL

I am not with my sister & brothers & mom this Thanksgiving. So I won’t have to face my brother M. as he gloats about Wisconsin’s DOA passenger train and his expanding opportunities to legally kill wild creatures. Of my three siblings, M. enjoys teasing the most. I forgive him, because he is family and more »