HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Walker methodically laid out all the attributes he thinks the Republican standard-bearer should have in order to win in 2016.
As it happens, those criteria match the governor’s own background and self-image to a tee. They also rule out many of his potential rivals.
Walker is proposing a checklist to his party – a fresh faced, battle-tested, blue-state winning, full-spectrum conservative governor — that cries out “Scott Walker.”
Not sure why Brandon Bostick, undrafted out of Newberry w/ 2 catches all year, was on Green Bay's "hands" team vs onside.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 18, 2015
Speakers will include Eric J. Swanson, co-author of the 2010 book “Transform a City,” which explores the ways Christian churches can address social problems that plague urban areas.
HLN talk show host Nancy Grace discussed the subject with rapper 2 Chainz, who is a known smoker. I think whoever put this segment together believed the loud-mouthed Grace would own the segment. They showed clips of parents giving their toddlers weed and kids getting high. But the segment did not go down as expected. 2 Chainz, aka "Tity Boi" owned the segment and he made Grace look ridiculous.
Todd Orvedahl was 35 when when he underwent back surgery in 2007, said Orvedahl’s attorney, Victor Harding. The procedure left Orvedahl in greater pain that persists today, Harding said. It was so bad that Orvedahl, who had risen from an estimator at F. J. A. Christiansen Roofing to president of the company, had to leave his job.
Some were punished for violating probation or parole by doing things such as accepting a job without permission, using a cellphone or computer without authorization, or leaving their home county. Some were suspected of criminal activity, but not charged.
Re-incarcerating people for breaking the rules costs Wisconsin taxpayers more than $100 million every year. The process that forces violators back behind bars relies largely on the judgment of individual parole agents, which can vary widely. Once accused of violations, people on parole can be sent back to prison for years without proof beyond a reasonable doubt — and they are left with little chance of a successful appeal….
A profile of "America as 100 students" by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation finds a third (34%) of all students are 25 or older and 38% are ages 20 to 24. Only 44% live on a college campus, and 72% are both taking classes and working part-time or full-time.
Oddly, the most negative view of Walker’s chances was offered by Brian Sikma, of the Wisconsin-based conservative group Media Trackers, who told the U.S. News that the issue has “a lot of potential to be an unnecessary but powerful distraction… Lack of a college degree will on its own not turn people off, but if used as part of a narrative, then it could be a devastating fact.”
From my perspective I find it hard to fathom how two establishment types like Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney both can both run, raise money, and hope to successfully tap into the same pool of primary voters. I have long felt there is only room for one of them, and the other would not seek the nomination.
I suspect some of that suffering was simply based on the product being sold to the public, but some likely was simply the result of poor judgment by the Democratic Party leadership. That can’t all be blamed on Tate but he was sitting at the top of that structure and he was no doubt a big part of the decision-making that occurred on his watch.
Prior to January 14, 2015, the proposed Concentrated Agricultural Feeding Operation (CAFO) had been operating illegally in Wisconsin.
Don’t look for an apology from Dale Reicks, chief at Reicks View Farms of which Badgerwood LLC is just but one tentacle.
Virus and bacteria contamination, including the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, are predictable results from swine CAFOs.
A 15-year-old boy was wounded and a teacher grazed in a shooting Thursday night during a fight in the parking lot of Wisconsin Lutheran High School, according to Milwaukee police.
Technically Mike Tate is not "stepping down" he is not running for re-election. He is going to keep his cushy, well paying job until the very last day he can. Besides he has one more spring election to lose.
Mike Tate relinquishing his role as head of the ole boys club, will now set in motion a bunch of people trying to take over his seat at head of the Ole Boys table. Hopefully whoever ends up taking his place has a firmer grip on reality.