Tag Archives: Tea Party

The Lowlights of the Mike Pence Speech

  Donald Trump scares me, but I’m even more frightened of the prospect of him becoming President and then not finishing out his term, as that would mean that his Vice-Presidential pick, Mike Pence, would move up to the highest … Continue reading

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The Real Danger of Ted Cruz is Scott Walker

Ted Cruz became the first officially announced candidate for President on Monday when he delivered a speech before a captive (literally) audience at the ironically named Liberty University. He is one of the most strident, intractable candidates I can recall … Continue reading

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On the Budget and “Right to Work”

I know someone who voted for Scott Walker for governor of Wisconsin three times–his first election, the recall, and his most recent gubernatorial win. She is not a big fan of unions even though her husband is a union employee. … Continue reading

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To Scott Walker on the Budget

2/4/15 Dear Governor Walker, Once again I must write to you to express my displeasure at your continued dismantling of the Wisconsin I know and love. Just as your initial “budget repair bill” was not about repairing the budget but … Continue reading

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Of Course

Last Friday afternoon Judge Barbara Crabb handed down a ruling that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, opening the door for same-sex couples to start marrying in my home state of Wisconsin. Within a short time couples were gathering … Continue reading

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Letter to Scott Walker on the Movement Toward Equality

Dear Governor Walker, You were quoted recently as saying that you sense no “significant movement” toward legalizing gay marriage in Wisconsin and you justified fighting whatever movement there is by stating that as an elected official it is your duty … Continue reading

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The Crowning of Mary Burke

Mary Burke may well end up being the Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin and she may also be a good candidate. While I have some concerns about her stands on Scott Walker’s Act 10, jobs, and on school vouchers … Continue reading

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Shutdown

Some random thoughts on the government shutdown. * The President and members of Congress, regardless of party affiliation, are all still getting paid and all still have their benefits intact because they are considered essential government employees (not that the … Continue reading

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On the 17th District

Today Wisconsin Democratic Party chair Mike Tate released a statement claiming that due to a newly announced primary challenge of 17th District State Senator, Republican Dale Schultz, the Democrats would take the seat from the Republicans and regain control of … Continue reading

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We Are Still Here

Just over two years ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker introduced his “budget repair” bill which pretty much gutted the strength of public employee unions. It also allowed the state to sell heating plants and other state property to whomever they … Continue reading

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On Reading the Constitution Day (or Wisconsin Irony Day)

September 17, 2012 Dear Governor Walker, I will be stopping by the Wisconsin Capitol again this afternoon as I have done almost every day since March of 2011 to sing four verses of “We Shall Overcome” in the rotunda.  But … Continue reading

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Keep Fighting

Last Tuesday’s recall election was not the end of the world and it was not the end of the Wisconsin Uprising.  As devastating as it felt at the time it was in retrospect simply the beginning of the next phase.  In fact, … Continue reading

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