Drunk, knocking on doors.
HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Drunk, knocking on doors.
Yesterday the “gold standard” quarterly BLS numbers came out and confirmed Burke’s contention that Wisconsin was dead last in jobs since Walker took office. And today, the latest monthly BLS numbers are out and show Wisconsin is in a three way tie for fourth place and below the midwest average.
I’d stick with gold standard, gov.
The ALEC connection goes back to Walker’s early days as Governor:
Wisconsin’s new governor, Scott Walker, has decided to follow in Thompson’s footsteps, pushing half dozen ALEC-inspired bills in his first weeks and months in office, yet remaining silent about the roots of these public policy “innovations.”
A spokesman for the Burke campaign told BuzzFeed News an “expert” named Eric Schnurer who also worked on the other campaigns as responsible for the similar text, a case of self-plagiarism.
The Burke jobs plan is a Brobdingnagian 49 pages! Anyone who writes a 49-page plan on one topic needs to get his/her/their nose off the tarmac and see the airport. Was Our Ms. Burke trying to emulate the ObamaCare bill? Yeah, I got a jobs plan; dare you to read it all! (You are getting sleepy, very sleepy.)
Meeting federal guidelines matters, but it’s not as important as sending a message that speaking, however imperfectly, should be supported over silence or formalism.
I don’t think that happened here.
That it didn’t is a loss not principally to Coach Fader, but to a climate that fosters support for victims and accountability for alleged assailants.
Guess the Burke campaign was caught, guilty of finally accepting a party idea and repeating it. How awful. This was Burke’s whole campaign, and they blinked. In the words of Han Solo, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”
While traditional MPS schools were far below expectations, Milwaukee’s independent 2R charter schools found some success with similar student populations. The independent 2R charters scored much higher on the report cards than traditional MPS public schools, and the only school in Milwaukee to receive an “A” on the report cards was an independent 2R charter school.
BuzzFeed reported late Thursday that Burke’s plan, called “Invest for Success,” includes nearly verbatim passages from the economic development plans put forward by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in 2008, Ward Cammack of Tennessee in 2009 and John Gregg of Indiana in 2012. Cammack withdrew from his race, and Gregg was defeated.
But after speaking with the kid, it appears that neither the school officials nor the police thought that the kid was planning anything untoward. The school made a point of telling parents that it “did not and does not pose any threat or risk to the safety and security of our campus.”
So why the pending criminal charges and expulsion from school? The other kids are safe and were never in danger. The kid made a mistake bringing his weapon – unloaded and in his vehicle – to the school parking lot. If the goal is to deter him from doing it again, wouldn’t a simple ticket and/or detention – not to mention the hours of police questioning already endured – do the trick?
Via “Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action” @ Althouse.
This week, bloggers surfaced comments on YouTube videos that included derogatory statements about black people. Dorsey also used a curse word in a YouTube comment referencing Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s first Republican president. When the Gazette contacted Dorsey about the posts on Thursday, he told the paper he was withdrawing from the race.
“I have decided to withdraw from the race due to insensitive remarks that have surfaced from years past,” Dorsey said in a statement to The Gazette. “This race has been extremely hard on my family and myself.”