Father of Assembly Speaker and Senate Majority Leader seeks top patrol job

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.

Packers offer Super Bowl tickets to officials | 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 woman, 74, arrested for allegedly killing infant daughter in 1957

Fifty-four years.

Via Sheboygan woman, 74, arrested for allegedly killing infant daughter in 1957 | fdlreporter.com | Fond du Lac Reporter.

Police: Man watches ‘True Blood,’ bites 3-year-old’s neck

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.

Althouse: “In 1970, only one N.F.L. player weighed as much as 300 pounds…” and today there are over 500.

Poll:What do you think of all these 300 pound football players?

Via Althouse: “In 1970, only one N.F.L. player weighed as much as 300 pounds…” and today there are over 500..

Via Boots and Sabers: Fly Like a Cheesehead

This was almost inevitable.

Via Boots and Sabers – The blogging will continue until morale improves….

A record 12,423 licenses sold ahead of sturgeon season

Via A record 12,423 licenses sold ahead of sturgeon season | sheboyganpress.com | Sheboygan Press.

Will Voter ID Reqs Place Rural Wisconsin at a Disadvantage?

Three rural counties without a DMV.

Via Why Voter ID is bad for Wisconsin – One Wisconsin Now.

State GOP starts 2011 in national spotlight

With 334 days left in the year.

Via State GOP starts 2011 in national spotlight.

Wisconsin unions gird for cuts from Gov. Walker

Via Wisconsin unions gird for cuts from Gov. Walker | fdlreporter.com | Fond du Lac Reporter.

Snowmobile driver injured after hitting deer

Via Snowmobile driver injured after hitting deer.

Packers Leave For Dallas Today

Via Packers Leave For Dallas Today – 1330 WHBL Sheboygan’s News Radio.

Walker creates Free Market Health Care Office

The paradox of a government office to promote private, voluntary transactions?

Via Walker creates Free Market Health Care Office, still looking for challenges to HCR | CivSource.

A tourist’s guide to Super Bowl XLV

Enjoy.

Via A tourist’s guide to Super Bowl XLV.

Wigderson Library & Pub: The bottled water candidate

“Sometimes you wonder where these people were in science class.”

Yes, you do.

Via The bottled water candidate : Wigderson Library & Pub.

Snow Monday will set up possible blizzard Tuesday and Wednesday

Via Snow Monday will set up possible blizzard Tuesday and Wednesday.

Boots and Sabers: Royal Condoms

Is there any wonder Britain lost her empire?

Boots and Sabers: Royal Condoms.

Scenes from a Beer & Cheese Fest

Via Delicious, raucous, simple fun at the 2011 Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest – Isthmus | The Daily Page.

Chris Rickert: Madison: City with a plan (or several)

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).

Photos: Super Bowl preparations in Arlington

Via Super Bowl preparations in Arlington | postcrescent.com | Appleton WIS-News | Appleton Post Crescent.

Blogging Blue — Sheriff David Clarke: willing to furlough deputies and jeopardize public safety

Via Sheriff David Clarke: willing to furlough deputies and jeopardize public safety – Blogging Blue.

On Wisconsin: There’s more to Green Bay than the Packers

“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.

Convicted attorneys are still practicing

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.

Wisconsin photo ID: Fraud prevention or vote suppression?

One, the other, or both?

Via Commentary: Wisconsin photo ID: Fraud prevention or vote suppression? | sheboyganpress.com | Sheboygan Press.

Sunday Morning Comic: Peals Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

Click panel for larger image.

A tale of two cities: Green Bay and Pittsburgh

Via A tale of two cities: Green Bay and Pittsburgh.

New York soon to be a Sconnie colony

On, Wisconsin.

Via New York soon to be a Sconnie colony – Isthmus | The Daily Page.

Oshkosh to add up to 750 new jobs to fill military contracts

Consequence of a three-billion dollar truck-building contract.

Via Oshkosh to add up to 750 new jobs to fill military contracts – JSOnline.

Blogging Blue: So yeah….about that “secret” recording

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.

Althouse: “Lawyer Trades $1,100 Monthly Porsche Bill for $700-Per-Month BMW, But Loses Bid for Alimony Cut.”

“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.”.

Wisconsin Enjoys The National Spotlight

Yes, we do.

Via Wisconsin Enjoys The National Spotlight : NPR.

At state Supreme Court, conflict among the justices

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.