HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
“When this story hit the news regarding Happs [sic] conflict of interest with Reynolds I got a phone call from Lori Anderson Jefferson county district attorney’s [sic] office telling me to not speak to anyone / media”, the victim wrote in a complaint first reported by WKOW television in Madison.
[I]t has been exactly 4.5 years – – or fifty-four months – – since the Waukesha Common Council approved an application for a diversion of water from Lake Michigan.
And in those fifty-four months have come and gone two Waukesha mayors, at least a million dollars in consulting and legal fees, and Lord knows how many meetings, application rewrites, deadlines, fits and no starts – – but not a drop of water has been diverted, nor a shovel of earth turned nor a single regulatory approval won to get the show on the road.
…The would-be polygamist needs only to use the arguments of a gay-marriage advocate: What kind of moral claim, for instance, does anyone have to stand in the way of peaceful, consenting adults who call their union a marriage?
Republican Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said he would have defended the ban on interracial marriage had he been Wisconsin attorney general before states’ ban on interracial marriage was struck down as unconstitutional in 1967. (Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
….when Burke became the state’s secretary of commerce in the Doyle administration, her résumé said she boosted Trek’s European sales from $2 million to $60 million, but now she’s saying from $3 million to $50 million. And: “She left in the summer of 1993 to begin a two-year break from the firm.” Has anyone given us any depth about why she left and what she did? The election is only a few weeks away. You’d think it would come up….
… Walker is just plain creepy. In his new ad, the dull-eyed governor … tries to feign concern for women who are seeking abortion. It’s a contrast with the way he glibly dismissed imposing the ultrasound requirement last year, telling reporters, “I don’t have any problem with ultrasound. I think most people think ultrasounds are just fine.”
Take this disclosure Wednesday.
The lawyer for convicted John Doe defendant Darlene Wink intentionally destroyed evidence on Wink’s computer. The destruction of evidence took place in Waukesha County.
Schimel filed no charges against the lawyer….
There are only two other teams in the league with better odds this week to win the Super Bowl, the Seahawks (4-1) and the Broncos (17-4).
Joan Garrett McClane, has produced a beautiful narrative about a man named Franklin McCallie who found a way out of the entrenched racism in Chattanooga and has now come up with a plan to help others do the same.
In the case of Karl Rove, in fact the “Architect” of the Bush 43 wins, the 2000 election lost the popular vote to Gore and needed the Supreme Court to get in the White House door. While the 2004 re-election against the abysmal John Kerry was a skin-of-the-teeth win with a bare margin from Ohio. And when it came time to pass on the baton to a GOP successor — as Reagan did successfully with Bush 41 in 1988 — the result was an abject defeat for John McCain, with President Bush 43 — a good and decent man — leaving with his ratings hovering in the mid-thirties….
….I’m holding to my theory that the Court has decided to decide by not deciding. Within that theory, Justice Kennedy is only slowing things down a little and keeping a feeling of procedural regularity while the government petitions for certiorari and the Court denies it.
Last week we learned some of the price tags for all of this wishing. As expected, the public portion of a new arena would be $200 million or $15 million annually over 20 years. That assumes a 4.25% borrowing rate and level payments….
What’s truly nutty is that, somehow, [GOP State Senate candidate Brian] Fitzgerald thinks that a campaign commercial in which he warns a fellow tavern patron to stay out of the bathroom so as to avoid the malodorous emissions Fitzgerald has produced upon relieving himself would be a good commercial for his campaign.
It’s that bad….
Those home-school kids often reside in “neighborhoods,” Father, where there are OTHER children with whom they bike, play pickup basketball, go sledding, or wander into the store to purchase candy. Those home-school kids often participate in Boy/Girl Scouts, non-school-related athletics, (it’s called Land O’ Lakes) and as a consequence meet and deal with adults who are not their own parents. Often they have jobs in retail; that’s not exactly “hermetic.” And in actually Catholic families, where there are several children, “negotiating” within the family circle is quite an exercise.