Archive | April, 2012

WI Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs named Director of Dane County Emergency Management

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday that WI Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs has been selected as the new Director of Dane County Emergency Management. The announcement comes after several weeks of speculation that Chief Tubbs might step down as Chief after protecting the Capitol building, legislators, protesters and the general public throughout the […]

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Game on: No challenges for Arthur Kohl-Riggs

It’s a done deal. Arthur Kohl-Riggs has presented enough valid signatures to run against Gov. Scott Walker in the Republican primary of the recall election on May 8. The Government Accountability Board (GAB) validated 2182 of Kohl-Riggs’ nomination signatures on Wednesday April 10. There were no challenges to any of the signatures as of 4:45pm Friday April […]

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Arthur Kohl-Riggs turns in enough signatures, prepares to primary Walker.

Arthur Kohl-Riggs filed more than 2300 signatures at the Government Accountability Board Tuesday to confirm his candidacy for the Republican primary of the upcoming recall election. At least 2000 valid signatures are needed to face off against incumbent Scott Walker on May 8, 2012. There is a three day period for striking, challenging, rehabilitating and […]

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Jim Coursolle, President of Heartland Communications, Mangles Science with Misinformation on Mining Bill

Last week Jim Coursolle, President of Heartland Communications, began running editorials on his radio stations in northern Wisconsin attempting to debunk the scientific evidence that a 22-mile open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills would send billions of gallons of sulfuric acid into the Bad River watershed. His efforts seem to be strategically […]

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Hoodie Rally Remembers Bo Morrison and Trayvon Martin

Several hundred people wearing hoodies gathered at the Wisconsin Capitol Saturday to show their support for two young men, whose recent deaths highlight the flaws in “Shoot first, question later” legislation adopted in the last few years in several states. Both laws mirror ALEC model legislation backed by the NRA, and similar laws are now […]

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Kleefisch on the “Women Who Are Aborted”

Madison —  Whatever one’s views are on abortion, most people would agree that, logically speaking, the best way to reduce the abortion rate (and teen pregnancy rate) in the state of Wisconsin would be to provide comprehensive education on how to prevent unintended pregnancies as well as to make contraceptives affordable and widely available. But […]

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EDITORIAL: Dear Shirl LaBarre, Why Do You Hate Democracy?

April 6, 2012 by Barbara With Dear Shirl LaBarre and the Recall Bob Jauch Facebook page: I wanted to see how your virtual recall of Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) was coming. I noted that your page includes quotes from me about my impressions of Bob Jauch’s Hurley listening session on March 31. I won’t “LIKE” […]

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Help wanted: Madison activist needs 2000+ nomination signatures to primary Walker.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. -Abraham Lincoln This quote from Lincoln could not be more fitting of the current political climate […]

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GAB Double Standard: Public’s Right to Know Applies to Recall Signatures, Not to Walker Defense Fund

On Friday, March 30 the Government Accountability Board met to certify the recall petitions of four Republican senators, the Lieutenant Governor and the Governor of Wisconsin. Also on the agenda was a proposal to create and make public a searchable database containing the name of every person who has signed a recall petition for those […]

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NaughTEA Republican View of the WI Presidential Primary

On the eve of the Wisconsin Republican presidential primary, I am still searching to find a real Republican running to be our next US President.  After a non-stop, full week of Super PAC negative ads highlighting each candidates weaknesses and how each fails the corporate-funded TEA Party Patriots’ agenda, their inane rhetoric fails to inspire […]

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