This is so inspiring and awesome. Northland’s Newscenter reports that Washburn, Wisconsin nearly doubled in size with protesters from local communities rallying against Walker’s union busting. Walker was in Washburn Saturday evening, having an invite-only dinner with about 200 of his supporters. Job well done, Northwoods!
Recalls in Wisconsin
I think it’s important to understand that Wisconsin allows recall elections to be used more broadly than a lot of other states. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote a very concise explanation of the way recall elections work in Wisconsin: If what Walker and Republicans did is a sufficient turnoff to voters that the required number sign on for recall elections, and if those...
Randy Hopper's Persuasion Partner?
Oh, my. Perfectly named state senator, perfectly named lobbying firm. Republican Sen. Randy Hopper is allegedly no longer residing in the district he represents; instead, he’s shacking up with his 25-year-old mistress, a lobbyist whose firm represents Americans for Prosperity.
What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede...– Jack Kerouac, On the Road. He would have turned 89 today; happy birthday, Mr. Kerouac.
Anyone who does farming knows that hope springs eternal.– John Peck, Family Farm Defenders. Wisconsin farmers are organizing a tractorcade in Madison tomorrow to offer hope to fellow Wisconsinites and protest Walker’s budget. They are also helping to educate people on the profound ways in which the bill changes BadgerCare and the impact these...
Tomorrow all 14 of us will head to the capitol, where we’re going to thank...– Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee), on the Wisconsin 14 coming home.
This doesn’t end anything. It intensifies the will to restore collective...– Bob Jauch (D-Poplar), who is heading home today. He says he’ll be in Madison tomorrow.
Wisconsin GOP's Late-Night Bill Allows State to... →
This is how quickly people can be stripped of their rights when elected officials abuse power. If it happened in Wisconsin, it could happen anywhere. motherjones: Yep, it’s in the fine print: Scott Walker can declare a “state of emergency” and fire teachers, firefighters, and janitors if they so much as stage a sick-out. Democracy in action!
Recall The Republican 8!
Your help is needed this weekend to help recall the Republican 8. On both Saturday & Sunday, at 10 am and 2 pm each day, people will be meeting in the following locations to help gather signatures: Robert Cowles (Green Bay/De Pere/Ashwaubenon) 1061 W. Mason St., Green Bay AND 132 South Main Street, Shawano Alberta Darling (Milwaukee/North Shore suburbs) 2510 E Capitol...
WTF Wisconsin 3.0 (With Link to Video)
You can watch what happened here. The link should take you to essentially the WI. version of CSPAN and you can watch it on that site. Please, please, please take 5 minutes to watch it. It is a tragedy you have to see to believe. This special committee was convened to essentially move the collective bargaining elements of the “budget repair bill” into a separate bill that could be...
In thirty minutes, 18 State Senators undid fifty years of civil rights in...– Statement just released from Democratic Senator Mark Miller
WTF Wisconsin 2.0
The bill that strips public employees of collective bargaining passed the Senate 18-1 (all Republicans; Wisconsin 14 still in Illinois although they are reportedly now heading back; Schultz was the one “no” vote). The bill now has to go to the Assembly. The capitol is once again being closed to the public and the capitol police are now moving to evacuate members of the public from...