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We Are WI

Here are some clips from the full-length documentary about the rallies in Madison by the award-winning, internationally recognized filmmaker, Amie Williams (a Wisconsinite by birth who now makes her home in L.A.), who shot a lot of great footage while she was here.  She is that rare soul whose talent and craft are matched by her passion and conviction.  Thank you Amie for making us look so wonderful, but really for bringing such beautiful attention to what happened/is still happening here!

And if you have a moment, check out her website, especially the “Sample Reel”; it’s well worth it!  Plus there you can learn at long last what a “bal maiden” is!


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Bridging the Partisan Divide (of Both Sides of the Brain)

Bridging the Partisan Divide (of Both Sides of the Brain)

Because things in Wisconsin are more split and divided now than that terrible part in Scott Walker’s receding hair, people on both sides of the aisle are reaching out.  Here are two pleas to Republicans:

Dear Former Colleagues,

I am writing you this letter to officially announce my resignation from the party.  It’s not fun anymore.  We’ve become the opposite of what we used to stand for.  Up until the last thirty-odd years it had been a real pleasure working together.  We used to believe in prudence – we were conservative.  As in conservation.  Of all sorts of resources.  But now it’s all waste and spoil.  Blood, money – we’ve become a raging hemophiliac with a severe hemorrhaging problem. Read the rest of this entry »


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Pop Quiz: What rhymes with Wisconsin?

(a) Arizona, (b) Maine, (c) Nevada, or (d) all of the above.

From the sublime to the ridiculous (though I use “sublime” loosely), recent events in Arizona, Maine, and Nevada have both unsettling and stupefying resonance with Wisconsin.  Not unlike at a voting place, we’ll start in alphabetical order.  Read the rest of this entry »


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