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HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
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Caffeinated Politics will be posting on a number of factors and components in the coming weeks as this nation observes the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon. As readers might know I have had a life-long interest in the life and times of Nixon. While I have long stated President Lincoln was our most important leader to occupy the White House I have long felt Nixon was our most intriguing. Nixon’s life was a Shakespeare play acted out for the whole nation to watch….
The filing of the lawsuit got me to watch the much-watched video clip, which I hadn’t bothered with before. I’m surprised how gentle the ESPN announcers are. There’s no conceivable basis for a lawsuit here.
By the way, the man, Andrew Rector, is a used car salesman. You’d think he’d have better skills at taking what seems to be bad and flipping it into the good. He’s recognizable. He’s famous now. Be the fat, sleeping baseball guy. It’s branding. Now, you’re the petulant, humorless, litigious guy….
Father David Bergner, the director of Catholic Charities here, said that its parent organization, Catholic Charities USA, has been asked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to look for sites that might be able to handle the influx of unaccompanied children immigrants.
Let’s recap the sheer number of goats who have gone viral in recent months. There was Frostie, the sickly Australian snow goat who learned to walk with the help of a wheelchair. Then there was Gary, the GoPro-wearing muse/sidekick of comedian Jimbo Bazoobi, who somehow has nearly 730,000 fans on Facebook. (His schtick, not to oversimplify it, is basically just the goat.) Then there were the many fascinations of /r/goatparkour, a Reddit forum devoted to kids cavorting like deranged freerunners and the alleged “best thing online” — only rivaled, in truth, by “goat remixes,” a phenomenon that must be seen to be believed.
The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C., has just published an article on alleged coordination between political campaigns and outside groups that cites Wisconsin as a prime example. The article, “How cozy can candidates be with political groups?,” also looks at alleged coordination in Michigan, Connecticut, Minnesota and Florida.“Laws vary widely when it comes to how tight candidates can be with political backers,” Consider the Source reporter Rachel Baye writes. “What’s OK in one state may not be OK in another.”
I really think we have turned a corner here in Wisconsin, despite our picture-postcard outdoorsy promotions, where an appeals court has just ruled that hunters may loose their hounds on wolves during pre-hunting training.
At least two companies that received financial awards from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) later outsourced jobs to foreign countries, with one of those companies receiving a second WEDC award after the fact.
A 27 News investigation has uncovered that both the Eaton Corporation and Plexus Corporation received millions of dollars in financial awards from WEDC, only to later lay off workers whose jobs were taken by employees at the companies’ foreign facilities.
But whatever comes of the standing argument (something that we knew would be raised), the outcome of the case should not turn on whether it is “good” for Members and staff to get federal health benefits. Congress decided that they should not. If that decision was wrong, Congress itself controls the remedy. It can repeal the mandate of equal status that it adopted.
But so far it hasn’t. In a nation of laws, it is not for the Executive Branch or the judiciary to do it for them. To say that Senator Johnson, for insisting on fidelity to the law, is engaged in a “political stunt” is quite disappointing. I would have not have thought we’d come to the point where convenience trumps the rule of law.
Well, now… think about it. Mapes is going to be played by a great actress, Cate Blanchette. Conceivably, the Shakespearean complexities of the role will emerge. I’m picturing a grand, slow, torturous descent. Tragedy!
A typewriter! a typewriter! my network for a typewriter!
The all-star break cannot get here soon enough for the Brewers.
The question is: Will they still be in first place when it arrives?
The Brewers’ July swoon continued Wednesday night with a lifeless 4-1 loss to Philadelphia at Miller Park. It was the third consecutive loss to the last-place Phillies and the eighth loss in nine games for the fading NL Central leaders.
This morning I read Robyn Dixon’s powerful dispatch from Nigeria for the Los Angeles Times and realized for the first time that the government there has ceded control of large portions of the country to the terrorist group.
Twenty-three private colleges and universities in Wisconsin are offering a deal for prospective students who visit their campuses next week: The schools will waive their application fee for admission.
Marquette and Lawrence universities otherwise charge a $40 application fee, while Ripon College charges $30, and Beloit and St. Norbert colleges each charge $25 just to apply, for example.
A public outcry has caused Walmart, Amazon and Sears to remove from sale posters depicting the main gate at the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.
Relatives of Holocaust survivors, in particular, were offended and outraged to see the posters. They depict the Nazi-beloved saying “Arbeit macht frei” “work makes you free” and were sold as home decor on the companies websites over the Fourth of July weekend.
Walmarts website said the poster “would make a great addition to your home or office,” according to Digiday.
Waukesha — A Milwaukee businessman uttered a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama during a news conference Wednesday in Waukesha City Hall that was organized by Wisconsin business leaders as part of a national call for immigration reform.”Im not seeing anybody doing anything,” said Dagoberto Ibarra, who ran for alderman in Milwaukees 8th District in 2004. “This is the most useless Congress in the last eight years, because a N-word is in charge.”
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looked at state dollars spent per student. Wisconsin students receive $1,038 less per pupil in the 2013-14 school year than when the recession hit in 2008. North Dakota, which topped the list in new dollars per child, posted a $1,116 increase since 2008. Changes in spending were adjusted for inflation.
The former West Allis police officer who police say killed two women and hid their bodies in suitcases was accused of stalking and harassment by at least half a dozen women while he was on the force from 1993 to 2001, according to personnel records released Wednesday.
Court records show foreclosure filings in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties totaled 2,857 in the first six months of 2014, the lowest level for a half-year span since 2,820 were recorded in 2006. Filings peaked in the seven-county region at 6,292 during 2009.