Bank Account "Activity" Now A Requirement for Obtaining an ID In Wisconsin?
So you want to obtain an ID in order to vote in Wisconsin? You’ll evidently need to demonstrate bank account activity, at least according to the clerks at one DMV. You’ll also have to pay $28 unless you explicitly specify the ID is for voting. A must-see example of voter disenfranchisement, linked above.
As Democrats seize advantage in Wisconsin recalls, right-wing money pours in
Democrats need to pick up three Republican seats to take control of the state Senate, and they lead in three seats. What’s more, Democrats are way ahead in one of the six campaigns. This means they only need to win two of the five campaigns that are actually competitive, while Republicans have to win four of those five. That is a significant Democratic edge.
Republicans may publicly scoff at these polls, but advertising expenditures by their corporate buddies show their true feelings are more akin to fear and panic
To be sure, the campaign is still close. A shift of just three points toward Republicans in one district, and they recapture the lead. With an almost unlimited supply of right-wing corporate money at their disposal, Republicans may well be able to make that comeback.
It’s up to us to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Breitbart to Wisconsinites: Go To Hell
There weren’t that many people there and there’s not much reporting on this but I thought it was pretty damn funny. Andrew Breitbart was speaking before Sarah Palin came on at the capitol today, and he was so tired of being drowned out by boos that he screamed “GO TO HELL!” four times fast and then snarled before he introduced Palin. And then she proceeded to get bombarded twice as badly.
Great Daily Kos diary covering the DC protests that took place when the Wisconsin Republicans were in the district for a $1,000-per-plate fundraiser hosted by a conservative lobbying group on their behalf.
(via Daily Kos: Large, dynamic solidarity protest in DC outside Wisconsin GOP fundraiser) Photo by the author, Chris Bowers.
Must read & must watch. Update: A better-quality version of the video can be found here.
Meanwhile, a fire still rages in the heartland.
You just have to watch this video of a farmer named Tony Schultz in Wisconsin talking to the crowd about what is happening at his local schools and to his own community because of the governor’s tax-cuts-for-corporations, budget-cuts-for-the-people budget:
This video of farmer Tony Schultz speaking captures the feel of the rally today better than anything I’ve yet seen. (But be careful with your volume. The screams and cheers will bust your eardrums!)
I found it at this Daily Kos diary, Wisconsin farmer on fire! Awesome video, by strobusguy, who writes,