Which Veteran Packers Should Be Worried?

Via Total Packers.

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Will they top .500?


Via Brewers shoot for winning season @ JS Brewers Blog.

Short on Friday

Via Game blog: Cubs top Brewers, 6-4 @ JS Brewers Blog.

Urban v. Suburban

John Lehman Running for Lieutenant Governor

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Seeks Four More Years

Mary Burke Interview with WisEye

Via WisconsinEye.

WEDC Bigs Talk Crony Capitalism


Via WisconsinEye.

Badgers over Bulls, 27-10


Via Live blog: Wisconsin vs. South Florida – JS Badgers Blog.

And that keeps on giving

It takes a long list to include all the toxins dumped into Wisconsin waters (including drinking-water aquifers) by the special interests of the concentrated agricultural feeding operations (CAFOs), the Dairy Business Association and the Frac Sand Industry (VanEgeren, Capital Times).

Via Scott Walker’s Contributors’ Gift: Neurotoxins, Carcinogens, MRSA, Ecoli, Listeria, Salmonella … @ MAL Contends . . .

Made the cover in a bad way


Via The New Yorker Front Cover—Creeps Of The NFL @  CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

Walker sees Burke as problem from Cradle to Grave

Via Walker TV ad: Burke supported taxes ‘from cradle to grave’ @ WisPolitics Election Blog.

After years of scandals, WEDC does what it could have done all along

Via State to require layoff reporting from companies receiving state aid @ JS All Politics Blog

Wait, he had two million due on the balance of his MLB broadcasting contract?


Via Mitch Williams sues MLB Network for wrongful terminion @ JS SportsDay Blog.

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM


Via Bucks schedule Fan Fest for Oct. 4 @ JS Bucks Blog

Friday Catblogging: They’re using a Windows phone


Tie not enough

Via Bid to get full appellate hearing on voter ID fails by 1 vote @ JSOnline.  

No one really considers Nintendo anymore


“My belief is we shouldn’t be paying for them to sit on the couch, watching TV or playing Xbox,” Walker told cheering Republican campaign volunteers last week in West Bend. “We need to get them the skills to get back in the game and get back to work.”

Via Walker unleashing his inner demagogue @ The Political Environment.

At least they’ll know some of the players

The investigation remains halted by a state court decision from January, and the probe’s future now rests with Wisconsin appellate courts. However, some justices on the Wisconsin Supreme Court could have a conflict of interest: the four-justice Republican majority was elected by millions in spending from the same groups under investigation in the coordination probe, calling into question whether they can be impartial.

Via After Koch-Tied Judge Is Reversed, Walker Probe Rests with Conflicted WI Supreme Court @ PR Watch

Next year


Via Game blog: Brewers eliminated in 5-3 loss to Reds @ JS Brewers Blog.

Unprepared to answer

Asked by reporters to define plagiarism, Burke said: “This, this probably, using words, exact words, from a source that doesn’t, that isn’t cited and isn’t attributable.”

She said she her jobs plan did not violate her principles.

Via Burke Stumbles to Define “Plagiarism” @ Boots & Sabers

Other priorities


Via Scott Krug Is Last-minute No-show to Meet with Voters at “Living Better” Forum @ MAL Contends . . .


Via Holder is leaving @ Althouse.

Pushed or walked?

Via Doyle Looked to Replace Burke before She Resigned @ Media Trackers.

Fewer than 30% want him to stay


A total of 38% of them said Goodell (left) should lose his job; 29% said he should keep it and 34% were unsure. Only 20% of the 179 female fans want Goodell to keep his job.

Via Sports Illustrated poll finds 38% of NFL fans want Roger Goodell out as commissioner @ JS SportsDay Blog.

Still in it

Via Game blog: Brewers win, 5-0, behind Kyle Lohse @ JS Brewers Blog.

Debt crushes housing

Every $250 in monthly household student loan debt payments reduces that household’s home purchasing power by $44,000, the study by John Burns Consulting in Irvine projected.

Via Student loan debt costing U.S. housing market $83 billion annually in lost home sales, study says @ JS School Zone Blog.

Freaky Fast

The Wisconsin Jimmy Johns stores affected and the time periods are:

Oshkosh (70 Wisconsin St.): June 16, 2014 through Aug. 1, 2014

Milwaukee (1532 W. Wells St. – at Marquette University’s campus): June 16, 2014, through Aug. 7, 2014

Portage (2643 New Pinery Road): July 23, 2014, through Aug. 1, 2014

River Falls (477 Spruce St.): June 16, 2014, through Aug. 8, 2014

Sheboygan (2633 Calumet Ave.): July 1, 2014, through Aug. 1, 2014.

Via Jimmy John’s confirms nationwide data breach, including five Wisconsin locations @ JS Public Investigator Blog.

Randa rebuffed


The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals made it clear Wednesday that federal Judge Rudolph Randa overreached when he blocked the secret John Doe investigation involving Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the probe will continue – although it should – but it does mean that Randa’s effort to involve himself in state politics was out of order, as we and others have argued.

“What we have said shows not only that an injunction was an abuse of discretion but also that (as prosecutors) all defendants possess qualified immunity from liability in damages,” wrote Judge Frank Easterbrook in the decision.

Via John Doe issues should be settled in Wisconsin @ JS Across the Board Blog.

Anthony Hodan, Recidivist


Via Happ Repeatedly Went Soft on Registered Sex Offender @ Media Trackers.

Peter, Paul, Larceny

It’s a funny thing about Scott Walker’s much touted tax cuts; they’re negated by the state’s cost shift to local governments. “Stand with Walker” Borgeteers can never seem to connect those dots. We saw that when districts increased taxes to make up for lost revenues to voucher schools, and they didn’t even notice. Conservative voters refuse to see how they’re paying more, even after passing funding referendums.

Via Walker backers deny that Act 10 squeezes School Budgets, now blame bad district budgeting @ Democurmudgeon

Fed Court backs out of John Doe

Via As predicted, the 7th Circuit requires abstention in the John Doe investigation case, leaving it to the state judge to address the constitutional questions @ Althouse

UW-Madison Prof. Ken Meyer talks Voter ID

Via WisconsinEye.