HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Green Bay — Matt Flynn (nearly) saved the day for the Green Bay Packers.
At a deflated Lambeau Field — the Packers’ playoff hopes at stake — the back-up quarterback supplanted Scott Tolzien and led a furious comeback. Scoring on four straight possessions, Flynn took Green Bay to overtime against Minnesota.
Flynn brought the theatrics. But it wasn’t quite enough.
The Packers and Vikings settled with a 26-26 tie Sunday. With the Detroit Lions (6-5) and Chicago Bears (6-5) both losing, Green Bay (5-5-1) is still very much alive in the NFC North race. But Sunday also had to leave everyone wanting more.
Flynn finished 21 of 36 for 218 yards with one touchdown.
Via JS Packers Blog.
The Packers had driven 87 yards in 11 plays on their second possession and Tolzien had completed pass of 20 yards to FB John Kuhn and 34 to WR Jordy Nelson..
But everything went downhill from there and some of the inaccurate passes he had thrown leading up to that touchdown suddenly became the norm. The offense manage just four first downs the rest of the way and Tolzien finished the half 7 of 15 for 98 yards.
Via JS Packers Blog.
Last month, No Quarterfirst reported that prosecutors had launched a second John Doe investigation into the recall elections. The response from the right has been swift and aggressive.
Those targeted by this probe are bringing in heavyweight lawyers from around the country, including an attorney who worked alongside U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on the federal government’s $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co.
These lawyers have gone to court to try to throw up roadblocks to the prosecution and perhaps even derail the entire case, although their first effort was rebuffed late Friday. One recipient of a John Doe subpoena has gone public with the news.
And conservative websites have published leaked details of the probe and launched direct attacks on the prosecutors. One of the more humorous stories likened one prosecutor to Inspector Javert from Victor Hugo’s novel “Les Misérables.”
Via JS No Quarter Blog.
In his third round of questioning, Sammy Hadaway confessed.
After being held in a Milwaukee jail for several days in 1995, he told detectives that he saw his friend, Chaunte Ott, rape and murder a 16-year-old runaway named Jessica Payne.
Hadaway — who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and brain damage and is referred to in medical records as a “poor historian” — said he robbed Payne before Ott raped and killed her.
The biggest problem with the confession: It was all a lie, one Hadaway now says he told police to avoid a homicide conviction that could have landed him behind bars for the rest of his life.
“I was like, ‘Okay, he did it’ and I repeated the story (police) told me,” Hadaway, now 38, said in an interview.
[Milwaukee, Wisc...] During Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Seblius’ visit to Milwaukee last week, she made claims regarding Wisconsin’s health care …
Via MacIver YouTube.
Architects of the greatest progressive overreach since Prohibition are reeling. Tammy Baldwin is begging Scott Walker to save health care for the poor. La Crosse Democrat Ron Kind voted Friday for the Republicans’ “Keep Your Health Care Plan,” a measure the White House said would “gut” the law… more»
Here’s are what I think were the highlights of Mary Burke’s latest interview, this time with WPT’s Here and Now’s Frederica Freyberg. I especially liked her comments about starting WEDC at the wrong time, and Walker turning down the opportunity to get our own federal taxes back with the expansion … more»
With our governor’s book tour, I find myself surprised that few of our allegedly legitimate journalists aren’t asking what the results are of his “Unintimidated” policies- particularly Walker’s 2010 promise of 250,000 new jobs (later changed to 250,000 private-sector jobs) in his four years in office. Because that promise is … more»
Scott Walker hates Obamacare. But Scott Walker also needs Obamacare.
The Wisconsin Republican governor, a potential 2016 contender for the White House, has drawn national attention to his ambitious health reform effort to cover the poor in his state without buying into the president’s health care plan. But his approach is nevertheless yoked to the new insurance exchange, a core component of Obamacare, and the federal law’s early nosedive already has claimed collateral damage in the Badger State.