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From the Law Orifices of Bulschitz, Grin & Barrett

From the Law Orifices of Bulschitz, Grin & Barrett

April 1st 2012: Torn between running for re-election as mayor of Milwaukee or getting a mulligan to run against Scott Walker again in a recall election for governor of Wisconsin, in a surprise move Democrat Tom Barrett left the jaws of pundits county- and countrywide dropping today by announcing that instead he plans on running against Barrack Obama to become the next president of the United States.
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Republican Campaign Finance Reform

Republican Campaign Finance Reform

In the brave new world of Ameri© a, where oodles of moolah donated by the rich to political candidates is as much a right of free speech as these very words you are presently reading (penned by an impecunious scrivener, such that I am), thanks to the Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court last year – wherein corporations are rendered the equal of actual people – it’s perfectly consistent, and all too legal, that the effective for-profit privatization of electoral campaigns is seen as a freedom of expression, unlike that socialist gulag of public financing where candidates are forced to limit their hungry bellies to the trough of thoughtful spending, heavens forfend. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Calling All democrats: You Guys’s Are Needed in WI!

Calling All democrats: You Guys’s Are Needed in WI!

And by “democrat” I do mean lowercase-d, as in those of us who (still) believe in democracy, you know, in that old time of, by, and for the people kind of government.  The admirable efforts of helping the recall efforts collect signatures and enter data and phone banking were but Part 1; now it’s time to knock on doors, do lit drops, make more phone calls to help spread the word about the recall elections in July.  Here is a link to sign up and get involved.  If that doesn’t work, let me know.  You may always send an email of interest to The Democratic (alas, capital-d) Party of Wisconsin at info@wisdems.org at 608-255-5172 (main office at 110 King Street, Suite 203 (above Ancora Coffee) just a stone’s throw from the Capitol building.  Anyone, of course, is welcome — and encouraged! — to coordinate car pools or whatnot.  I too will send out more info as soon as it all becomes clearer.

Cheers and thanks!

 

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