WI Dems made a PREGNANT WOMAN hide?
I just found out about this from Fox Nation (via Hot Air), as part of a breaking story that possibly the hiding Wisconsin state senators are starting to crack under the strain of not doing the jobs that they were elected to do: State Sen. Julie Lassa (D) is pregnant and “extremely unhappy” about being on the run. Those twisted, sadistic FREAKS in the Wisconsin | Read More »
Wisconsin GOP Senate fights dirty.
They’ve taken over the approving of time sheets and photocopier requests for staffers of AWOL Wisconsin legislators. The ballot can be found here; the photocopier restrictions are particularly rigorous, given that the staffers in question will have to go get permission every time they want to make a copy. Speaking as somebody who has worked in an office that generated a lot of paperwork, that | Read More »
Wisconsin Democrats now owe state $165,000,000.
The American Thinker points out that, thanks to the refusal of the Wisconsin Democratic party to admit that last November’s elections mattered, a deadline for reducing the debt servicing load of the state of Wisconsin by $165,000,000 expires today. The money was to help pay a court case settlement involving a $200,000,000 raid on the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund in 2007 by the | Read More »
Escape to Rockford! Spend money there!
This is yet another reason why the United States of America is the greatest nation on the planet: our collective eye on the main chance. Is there a group of Democratic state senators out there grimly determined to make themselves – and the Democratic party of Wisconsin – look like hilariously incompetent buffoons? Well, one person’s idiocy is another person’s economic opportunity… and if you’re | Read More »
Gov. Kasich (R, OH) Chews iron, spits nails…
…on public sector unions. Gov. Kasich is unamused at the notion that it’s somehow unacceptable to even note that public employees are getting great deals on healthcare at taxpayer expense – and by great deals I mean ‘Ohio public sector employees are paying between one half and three-quarters what Ohio private sector employees pay:’ The 9%/23% number there*, by the way, is one of the | Read More »
NYT throws public sector unions under the bus.
It would seem that the New York Times has decided that this is indeed a time of shared sacrifice; and the New York Times has further decided to volunteer public sector union employees in Wisconsin to be the ones… ‘sharing.’ This article is fairly astounding: not because it is inaccurate in making a sharp distinction between public and private sector union employees, mostly to the | Read More »
WI Senate to fast-track Voter ID bill?
Hey, maybe we’ve got this all wrong. Maybe all those Democratic state senators should stay in hiding for a couple of days longer; it’ll let the adults get some business done. …Republicans plan to move ahead with regular Senate business. In addition to tomorrow’s calendar, that could mean public hearings on other legislation, and possibly a floor vote on a voter ID bill that Democrats | Read More »
Unions starting to cave in Wisconsin.
The report is that the unions will agree to “the financial aspects of [Gov. Scott] Walker’s budget-repair bill” (which is nice, because they don’t have the votes to stop them) in exchange for the removal of the collective bargaining provisions (which is – oddly enough! – also something that they don’t have the votes to stop). Walker’s response? Get back to work: As thousands of | Read More »
WI Showdown: Democrats *not* needed for regular business?
I direct you to the Wisconsin state constitution. Article IV, Section 7 (Organization of legislature; quorum; compulsory attendance): Each house shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members; and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members in | Read More »
Unions fuel the hate in Wisconsin.
[UPDATE]: Ann Althouse has a few photos up that rather starkly symbolize just how committed public sector unions are to cleaning up the mess. (Via @keder) The Wisconsin GOP has put together a quick video of union attacks on Governor Scott Walker, which include: signs calling him a Nazi (and a dictator generally); signs calling him a rapist; and signs calling for his death. What | Read More »
Scott Walker’s (R, WI) collective bargaining reforms.
This post by Ann Althouse on the anemic protester response to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget plan – and it is an anemic response; it’s bad when you have to add a statue to your crowd in order to make your crowd look bigger – reminded me about Walker’s plan in the first place. I got told about this actually by Kevin Binversie, who runs | Read More »
Madison libtalker Jon Sylvester being vile. Again.
This is what Madison, Wisconsin liberal talk show host John “Sly” Sylvester said last week about Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch on WTDY (office line 608-273-1000; Program Director Rex Charger) : ‘Would you like to move to Wisconsin? Would you like to move CouponCabin to Wisconsin? I’m Rebecca Kleefisch. I performed fellatio on all the talk show hosts in Milwaukee. And they endorsed me and that’s | Read More »
Scott Walker makes Wisconsin a sanctuary state.
…For Illinois businesses, that is: the new Governor is doing everything that he can to encourage a mass corporate exodus to Wisconsin, short of actually calling out the local National Guard to provide covering fire for the refugee columns. This is less of an exaggeration than you might think: the official slogan that Governor Walker is using is “Escape to Wisconsin.” They’re kind of serious | Read More »
State of the race: WI-07 (Sean Duffy).
If you want to know how bad things are for the Democrats in the Midwest right now, here’s one particular data point: the Duffy/Lassa matchup in WI-07. This was David Obey’s district for over forty years, before Sean Duffy scared him off: it’s a D+3 district, according to Cook; and Democratic candidate Julie Lassa is doing everything she can to disassociate herself from the national | Read More »
Turns out Ron Johnson (R CAND, WI-SEN) hates those ads, too.
You know: the Typical Candidate Nuclear Family ads that’s Johnson’s lampooning below. Quite effectively, too: (Via Jim Geraghty) I’m starting to understand why Ron Johnson suddenly appeared out of nowhere to give Russ Feingold nervous palpitations. Well, that and the fact that the country is starting to get just a little bit tired of liberal Democrats in positions of authority.
“Who is Elizabeth M. Ackland?”
No, I’m not doing an update of Atlas Shrugged – the name doesn’t really scan, does it? – but I’d like to note that Ms. Ackland features rather prominently in a Russ Feingold ad: One of the people whose Russ Feingold’s tireless work in the Senate has benefited with a job! Isn’t she lucky, in this wonderful, Democratic-controlled economic environment of 9.5% national unemployment! Just | Read More »
Meet Mark Neumann (R CAND, WS-GOV).
He’s one of the two Republican candidates for Governor in Wisconsin (both are currently leading the Democrat in general matchups), and Mark took a moment to talk with us: Mark’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Meet Scott Walker (R CAND, WI-GOV).
Scott’s got a longer primary than most (September), so he was able to talk with Redstate for a bit on the race, the likely Democratic nominee (apparently, the White House cleared out primary opposition to this race, too), and why the Democratic governor of Wisconsin isn’t the Democratic nominee. His website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
State of the Race: Sean Duffy, (R CAND, WI-07)
I was able to talk for a few minutes about the state of Sean’s race against David Obey over in WI-07: Obey is in one of those seats that usually looks untouchable, and pretty much is effectively untouchable, most years; but this isn’t one of those years. The man has a lot of explaining to do, both in terms of his political party and his | Read More »
The ‘Wisconsin is now *totally* punk’ open thread.
The funny part? I wish that this wasn’t just a goof-up. Madison — As the state agency charged with running elections, the Government Accountability Board can’t show favor for Republicans or Democrats. But is it biased toward anarchists? The board recently launched a new logo – an A inside a circle – that looks similar to the traditional symbol for anarchy.