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Russ and Them

Russ and Them

Not to put too fine a point on it, but sometimes I swear that all there is to one politician’s attack on his or her rival is an extroverted confession of their own flaws and sins.  Take for example all the hoopla Wisconsin Republicans have made about “outside money” and “out-of-state union thugs” meddling in Madison and running the recalls.  Saying little of how next to nothing could be further from the truth, one needn’t do anything more than keep tabs on the company our politicians keep to understand whose pillow talk lies in bed with creeps.  Read the rest of this entry »

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It Takes a Million to Hold ‘Em Back

It Takes a Million to Hold ‘Em Back

Think of it like the little light rail train that could: in 60 days 1.9 million signatures were collected by over 30,000 volunteers in all 72 counties of Wisconsin to force a recall election of Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, state senators Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau, Pam Galloway of Wausau, Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls, and Van Wanggaard of Racine.  Per capita, these are more signatures to recall a governor than in California or anywhere else in the nation, ever.  A crowd of hundreds greeted the folks submitting box after box of petitions — some 3,000 pounds worth of righteous indignation — to the state elections board in Madison.

Also revealing is that the number of signatures wishing to recall Walker alone — comprising one-third of the 3.3 million registered voters in Wisconson — is almost the same amount of votes cast for him in the November 2010 election (1,128,900).  That’s a lot of pissed off people in one year — and they’re not all Dane County liberals or Bugs Bunnys. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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