The Weird Starts to Gets Worse

The little deadly virus is spreading, fast, exactly as predicted by U.S. Government experts who were summarily ignored by the Trump Administration. Well done, guys. Very. Well. Done. Who could possibly have seen that coming? Anyway. With that gobsmackingly dense bit of business out of the way, let us discuss a far more sanguine matter:Continue reading “The Weird Starts to Gets Worse”

The “reform” of Milwaukee County Government: Massive power transfer to county executive

Attachments: Milwaukee County “reform” bill, Milwaukee County Board Reform Memo We have received the text and attachments of the Milwaukee County government “reform” bill that is now circulating in the state legislature. Please read through these documents carefully.  The bill would have a binding referendum in April 2014. While most people would be happy to cut elected official’s payContinue reading “The “reform” of Milwaukee County Government: Massive power transfer to county executive”

From Tahrir to Wisconsin

While the whole of the ongoing protest in Madison has been often astounding, one of the most striking things I’ve seen through all of it was seeing a photo of a man holding this sign: It says, “Egypt supports Wisconsin Workers.” My jaw dropped when I saw this. A guy in Egypt. Egypt, where they’ve just thrownContinue reading “From Tahrir to Wisconsin”

Green Champions for Chris Larson fundraiser tonight @ Sweet Water Organics

Green Champions for Chris Larson to support Supervisor Chris Larson for State Senate at Sweet Water Organics 2153 S. Robinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI Thursday, August 26th 6:30-8:30pm$50 suggested contribution all contributions gratefully accepted Please join fellow progressives and pro-choice advocates in supporting the next state leader from Milwaukee, Chris Larson, in his run for StateContinue reading “Green Champions for Chris Larson fundraiser tonight @ Sweet Water Organics”

Candidate’s slogan barred from ballot; Kolosso and Rep. Baldwin in; 3 or 4 candidates off the ballot

Some things have changed since I wrote my who’s who for the Wisconsin 2010 ballot. Four candidates have been bumped from the ballot. Two challenges that sought to bump Democratic candidates Toss Kolosso and Rep. Tammy Baldwin form the ballot have been dismissed. And one candidate who’s running as an independent has been made to runContinue reading “Candidate’s slogan barred from ballot; Kolosso and Rep. Baldwin in; 3 or 4 candidates off the ballot”

Feingold, Wall have new ads

Let’s accentuate the positive first with Senator Russ Feingold’s new ad, “Forward.” The ad focuses on the meaning of our state’s slogan, which is that very word, and urges continued movement in that direction. While many would like to see the state’s politics slide backwards, Feingold is pushing for movement in the proper direction. FeingoldContinue reading “Feingold, Wall have new ads”

Leinenkugel to announce next week in Feingold’s home town of Janesville?

My man Zach Dubya cites Tony Galli of WKOW27 in Madison as reporting “a source close to former state commerce secretary Dick Leinenkugel has indicated Leinenkugel plans to announce his run for the U.S. Senate next week. According to the report, the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told WKOW27 News Leinenkugel’s campaign kick offContinue reading “Leinenkugel to announce next week in Feingold’s home town of Janesville?”

Wisconsin RTA bill passes committee, moves to Assembly

I would like to take a moment to thank Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Alvin Ott, for doing something I did not expect. Rep. Ott is a Republican who hails from the Fox Valley, and he voted in favor of Assembly Bill 282, which would enable most municipalities to create regional transit authorities (RTAs). Those are vitalContinue reading “Wisconsin RTA bill passes committee, moves to Assembly”

Wisconsin RTA bill to pass Assembly committee, then Assembly… and what of the state Senate?

Word from Rep. Christine Sinicki is that the Assembly RTA bill will pass committee tomorrow, and should pass the Assembly as well. The real trick, apparently, will be to get it passed in the state Senate. Sen. Jeff Plale, who represents me, sent me a letter saying he’s co=sponsored an RTA bill. (I don’t haveContinue reading “Wisconsin RTA bill to pass Assembly committee, then Assembly… and what of the state Senate?”

Happy birthday, Daniel W. Hoan! (And Increase Lapham)

Thanks to Rick Kissell for pointing out that today is the birthday of former Milwaukee Mayor Daniel W. Hoan, his 129th birthday if he were still alive. Arguably our greatest (though not our last) Socialist mayor, Hoan cleaned up Milwaukee after a string of deeply corrupt mayors, such as David Rose, friend of the brothelsContinue reading “Happy birthday, Daniel W. Hoan! (And Increase Lapham)”