Soon people will stop counting.
Steve Fitzgerald of Juneau, the father of Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, told The Associated Press on Monday that he had applied for the position and interviewed last week. All of the Fitzgeralds, like Walker, are Republicans.
Via Father of Assembly Speaker and Senate Majority Leader seeks top patrol job | thenorthwestern.com | Oshkosh Northwestern.
Brokers charging several thousand for tickets that public officials get at face value.
Via Packers offer Super Bowl tickets to officials | thenorthwestern.com | Oshkosh Northwestern.
Sheboygan man told police he was watching HBO’s vampire-themed miniseries “True Blood” when the incident occurred, adding it was possible he said something about wanting to suck the boy’s blood.
Via Police: Man watches ‘True Blood,’ bites 3-year-old’s neck | postcrescent.com | Appleton Post Crescent.
“Sometimes you wonder where these people were in science class.”
Yes, you do.
Via The bottled water candidate : Wigderson Library & Pub.
Is there any wonder Britain lost her empire?
Boots and Sabers: Royal Condoms.
Whether such ideas start with the city or private groups, their success depends on many factors. But in my experience, there are at least as many collecting dust on a shelf somewhere or in some kind of permanent limbo as being put into practice. I’ve always thought it must be nice to be one of those city architectural and design consultants, whose profits are limited not to what is, but to all that might have been.
Via Chris Rickert: Madison: City with a plan (or several).
“It’s a vibrant community with many, civic opportunities, not unlike a bigger community but on a smaller scale,” said [Dick] Resch, 72. “The Packers are part of our culture, but I think it would be a thriving community (without them). It would be smaller and less interesting, but you still have the basic industries — food, paper processing, furniture — that continue to build the town. Those would not change with or without the Packers.”
Via On Wisconsin: There’s more to Green Bay than the Packers.
Keith Sellen‘s still working, too.
At least 135 attorneys with criminal convictions are practicing law today in Wisconsin – including some who kept their licenses while serving time and others who got them back before they were off probation, a Journal Sentinel investigation has found.
The roster includes lawyers with felony or misdemeanor convictions for fraud, theft, battery and repeat drunken driving, as well as offenses involving political corruption, drugs and sex. A child-sex offender got probation for his crime but never lost his law license. A politician convicted in a check-kiting scheme was reprimanded but also kept his license.
Via Convicted attorneys are still practicing – JSOnline.
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Supposedly secret recording of Milwaukee County Executive candidate Chris Abele’s remarks actually available to anyone from Milwaukee County Democrats’ live feed.
Via So yeah….about that “secret” recording – Blogging Blue.
See, also, statement of DPMC.
“If defendant has made additional changes to his lifestyle besides driving a BMW instead of a Porsche, he did not make any such adjustments known to the trial court,” the appellate panel said in a written opinion.
Via Althouse: “Lawyer Trades $1,100 Monthly Porsche Bill for $700-Per-Month BMW, But Loses Bid for Alimony Cut.”.
The new normal?
The Wisconsin Supreme Court — deeply divided over ethics complaints and charges of judicial bias against its own members — will meet in what could be two contentious open sessions next week.
On the agenda for the two meetings are how the court spends money, uses staff and issues opinions, all topics that go to the heart of the powers of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
Via At state Supreme Court, conflict among the justices.