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Wisconsin unions start feeding on each other

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 12:59pm 9/13/2011 at 12:59pm

If you want a good measure of how deeply the collective bargaining bill in Wisconsin has disrupted public sector unions, there is no better example than the Wisconsins Education Association Council (WEAC).

Last month WEAC announced that it was laying off 40% of its staff.  With little over which to collectively bargain,...

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Just what Wisconsin doesn’t need, an open mtgs rule for Sup Ct deliberations

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 3:07pm 9/6/2011 at 3:07pm

Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson appears to have lost not only the confidence of some Justices on the Court, but the ability to lead the Court.

The latest incident, in which (liberal) Justice Ann Walsh Bradley charged with fist raised at (conservative) Justice David Prosser, and then made a false allegation...

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WI Sup Ct Justice Ann Walsh Bradley stands accused

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 2, 2011 at 11:30am 9/2/2011 at 11:30am

… of hitting fellow Justice Michael Gableman:

State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is sticking by his story that Justice Ann Walsh Bradley hit him on the back of the head, but said Thursday it happened a year later than he originally claimed.

Bradley said in a strongly worded denial Thursday that she...

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The Madison Flotilla

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:27pm 8/30/2011 at 2:27pm

I should know never to make a categorical statement about anything, because I have several thousand fact checkers/helpers.

This morning I joked that I had not seen any boats involved in the Madison protests.

Thanks to reader Patricia for sending me a link to a post about...

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They have boats in Wisconsin?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 7:00am 8/30/2011 at 7:00am

I never knew they had boats in Wisconsin.  Is it on a lake or something?  I didn’t see any boats in the videos of the protests in Madison.

But then again, they also didn’t seem to have a sense of humor in Madison, unlike the owner of the boat below.  Probably a Walker supporter.

Thanks to reader Tom who writes:

Was taking a lazy stroll with the family past Manitowoc Marina yesterday and snapped this photo. Not a great camera, but the name of the boat in the pic is Stimulus Package, just below the flag. Thought you would appreciate. Hope you survived the storm unharmed.

 
 
 

WI Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s abusive claim of abuse

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 29, 2011 at 7:31am 8/29/2011 at 7:31am

Wisconsin Justice Ann Walsh Bradley publicly accused Justice David Prosser of using a “chokehold” on her during an incident on June 13, 2011.

As discussed on Thursday, the investigative file shows that the accusation was false and misleading.  Read my post,

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Excerpts from the investigative file of the incident between Ann Walsh Bradley and David Prosser

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 29, 2011 at 7:30am 8/29/2011 at 7:30am

Here are excerpts from the respective interviews of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices present on June 13, 2011, during an incident between Justice Ann Walsh Bradley and Justice David Prosser.  All emphasis is mine.  The full reports are available at the links.

An analysis of this indicent is contained in the companion post.

Ann...

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Walker Beats Runners

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 7:00am 8/27/2011 at 7:00am

Thanks to reader Phil, who spotted this bumper sticker in Appleton, Wisconsin:

 

 
 
 

Turns out WI Justice Ann Walsh Bradley was the one with the anger management problem

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2011 at 4:46pm 8/26/2011 at 4:46pm

I have focused from the beginning of the scuffle between Wisconsin Justices Ann Walsh Bradley and David Prosser on Bradley’s accusation that Prosser used a “chokehold” on her.  As I have detailed before, “chokehold” is a very specific term recognized by Wisconsin courts as being inherently dangerous because it puts significant...

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No charges against Prosser; time for Bradley to step down

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 12:22pm 8/25/2011 at 12:22pm

Wisconsin Justice Ann Walsh Bradley accused Justice David Prosser of using an illegal “chokehold” on her.  At the time, I pointed out that if the charge was not sustained, and Bradley falsely had accused Prosser of using a potentially life threatening “chokehold,” Bradley needed to step down.

Now, a special prosecutor has just decided...

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Russ Feingold just says no to WI Dems hopes

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2011 at 9:01am 8/19/2011 at 9:01am

The great hope for Wisconsin Democrats has been that former Senator Russ Feingold would run in a recall election next year against Republican Gov. Scott Walker.  Since Democrats are likely to get enough signatures to force a recall, Democrats also will need a strong candidate to run against Walker, and Feingold...

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Wisconsin Recall Results // Update – Dems hold both seats

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 8:07pm 8/16/2011 at 8:07pm

Post-mortem —  No excuses or hand holding.  Bad News:  Dems held both their seats, and Republicans hold the Senate by only one seat.   Good News:  Republicans hold the Governorship, Senate and Assembly, and the big things have been done, including the collective bargaining law, the budget and the redistricting.  The Dem gains...

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It wouldn’t kill ya to thank bloggers once in a while

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 10:39am 8/16/2011 at 10:39am

As readers know, I’ve been blogging about the Recall (Robert) Wirch effort for several months, long before the national media paid attention to the fact that there were Democratic State Senators in Wisconsin subject to recall.

Here are links to some (but not all) of my posts regarding Recall Wirch:

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Onward to Wisconsin Tuesday

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 15, 2011 at 8:36pm 8/15/2011 at 8:36pm

Tuesday is the last round of recall elections in Wisconsin, in which Democratic Senators James Holperin and Robert Wirch are being challenged.

The races are expected to be tight (h/t reader Charles):

The Wisconsin recall fight ends Tuesday, and while the state Senate is no longer in play, Republicans could cut into the...

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The only surprising thing about the attack on Althouse

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 12:23pm 8/13/2011 at 12:23pm

One of the usual anti-Scott Walker suspects hanging outside the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison didn’t like the fact that Ann Althouse was filming the moonbats tooting their horns, so he decided to try to grab the camera from her, grabbed her as well, and in the attempt was pulled off...

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“Most people … have had it with the seemingly endless elections”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 12, 2011 at 6:18pm 8/12/2011 at 6:18pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker appeared on the Morning Joe show this morning, and was fabulous.  He completely disarmed Mika Brezinski and Joe Scarborough.

Walker made the case for the success of what Republicans have done so far, and Wisconsin’s improving economic fortunes.

Walker also hit on a topic I posted about yesterday, the fact...

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Dear WI Dems, please keep doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 9:38am 8/11/2011 at 9:38am

They just can’t help themselves.  Despte throwing everything the had at it, the Wisconsin Democrat/Union coalition lost the Prosser/Kloppenburg statewide election, and then failed to pick up the three seats needed to take control of the state Senate.  Having lost, Democrats declared victory.

Democrats have convinced themselves that almost winning is the same as...

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