Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn Speaks

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Via Milwaukee Community Journal .

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Iowa conservatives watch closely

The conservative National Review warns that some Iowa political activists say Walker “is taking real risks of leaks in his Iowa coalition if he either approves expanded gambling or chokes on approving right-to-work.

Via The Scott Walker Iowa report @ JS All Politics Blog.

On schedule

Via Walker to speak to Republicans in New Hampshire in March @ JS All Politics Blog

21-21 overall

Via Final: Jazz 101, Bucks 99 @ JS Bucks Blog

32 of 32

Check out this article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Packers finish last in NFL in special-teams rankings @ JS Packers Blog

Two Hours of Crony Capitalism

Friday Catblogging: Iona Adopts Edward the Cat

Photo credit: Barbara Bates/Montgomery County Animal Shelter

Photo credit: Barbara Bates/Montgomery County Animal Shelter


Not Penn State


Via Hilarious Typo On Wisconsin Recruiting Mailer @ 247 Sports.


Via Scott Walker will speak to Koch brothers-backed group @ JS All Politics Blog

Gov. Walker contends Soviet Union started respecting longtime anti-Communist Ronald Reagan because Reagan fired some airtraffic controllers

“The Soviet Union started treating (Reagan) more seriously once he did something like that,” Walker said.

Via Deflecting foreign policy experience question, Scott Walker disparages Hillary Clinton @ JS  All Politics Blog

Why wait months?

USA Today reported that Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office received an inspection report last summer detailing high amounts of opiates prescribed at the U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah.

Baldwin called for an investigation of the facility last week, but only after news coverage revealed a veteran had died from an overdose at the facility.

Via Baldwin responds to report she sat on VA inspection results @ JS All Politics Blog

The Iowa Eye-Poker



Via Will Iowa’s Woodbury be penalized for poking Badgers players in the eyes? @ JS Badgers Blog



Via Final: Wisconsin 82, Iowa 50 @ JS Bucks Blog

41 more games


Via Brandon Knight: Bucks can get better in season’s second half @ JS Bucks Blog

What we received in exchange


Via Scouting reports on players in Yovani Gallardo trade @ JS Brewers Blog.

Next year

Via Aaron Rodgers: ‘We had a great opportunity to do something special @ JS Packers Blog

“Could be fun, but…”



Walker’s presidential criteria all point to…Walker

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.”

Via Framing himself as fresh outsider, Walker hones 2016 message @ JS Wisconsin Voter Blog.

Film: The Newspaper Crisis of 1945




Via Bucks sign Martin to second 10-day contract @ JS Bucks Blog.

5, 6


Via Badgers move up 1 spot on both basketball polls @ JS Badgers Blog.

Tough position

Who else?




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.

Via Christian symposium to address "city transformation" @ JS FaithWatch Blog.

Cannabis debate doesn’t follow script

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.

Via A Great Marijuana Debate @ Uncommon Causey.

2011, Redux: Walker Ponders System Split

Via Splitting UW System, UW-Madison from state being discussed at Capitol @ State Journal.

Patient gets $2.5-million from jailbird surgeon

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.

Via Patient settles malpractice case against convicted spine surgeon Cully White for $2.5 million @ JS Proof and Hearsay Blog.

Wisconsin sinks $100,000,000 annually into parole violations

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….

Via No new conviction, but sent back to prison @ JS Watchdog Report.

Monday Music: Karrin Allyson, Vivo Sonhando


Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Via Kendall Marshall tears ACL, out for rest of season @ JS Bucks Blog.

Working through school

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.

Via Three out of four college students today work at least part-time @ JS School Zone.