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“I can see 2012 from my house”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 2:15pm 8/10/2011 at 2:15pm

Great reaction to yesterday’s Wisconsin recall elections, from blogger Lexington Green at Chicago Boyz (via Instapundit).  Read the whole thing.  Leaves me with that “wish I’d said that” feeling:

The people have spoken.  Again.
Get used to it.
Next: More rollback.
Here, there and everywhere.
Today Madison, tomorrow DC.
Today Wisconsin, tomorrow America.
I can see 2012 from...

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The Wisconsin Recalls Are Not Over

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:04am 8/10/2011 at 9:04am

Yes, you are celebrating.  But the Wisconsin Senate recall elections are not over.

Republicans have a chance to deliver a political coup de grâce to the national union and Democratic intimidation tactics next Tuesday when there are two elections seeking to recall Democratic State Senators Robert Wirch and James Holperin.  These two were...

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Wisconsin Recall Tweet of the Night

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 8:08am 8/10/2011 at 8:08am

What a night.  Thanks to all those who stopped by and commented.

I thought this tweet perfectly captured the evening:

 
 
 

Wisconsin Recall Results (R4, D2) // Republicans Hold Senate – Victory Dance Added

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 9:04pm 8/9/2011 at 9:04pm

Polls closed at 8 p.m. Central.  Will be updating through the night with the most recent news at the top.   Updates or tips in the comments would be appreciated.  Democrats need to take three races to take control of the Senate (there are two recalls against Democrats next week).

Here is a guide...

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Wisconsin Recall

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10:59am 8/9/2011 at 10:59am

Recall elections are being held today against six Republican State Senators.  I feel like I’ve covered Wisconsin so much this year, today is somewhat anti-climactic.  But it’s not, it is very important.

Unions need to win back three seats to take control of the majority in the Senate (assuming the two remaining...

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Liberal women, conservative men, and “anger management”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 12:02pm 8/7/2011 at 12:02pm

Yesterday I reported how the Dean of Widener Law School, Linda Ammons, had sentenced conservative law professor Lawrence Connell to a psychiatric evaluation and “anger management” therapy:

Professor Connell will comply with all conditions and recommendations issued by the psychiatrist/psychologist, including, without limitation, appropriate counseling and anger management, prior to the lifting...

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Wisconsin Dem Spokesman Threatens Reporter

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 8:54am 8/7/2011 at 8:54am

Graeme Zielinski, Communications Director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, is quite a guy.  He was a focus of a post here last month when he tweeted that people should celebrate the 45th anniversay of Medicare by “punching a Republican.”  He then claimed he was just jok...

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Wisconsin public sector union cash drain begins

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 2:38pm 8/4/2011 at 2:38pm

This was what they feared, the day when they would have to convince public sector union members to kick in union dues voluntarily and separate from payroll deduction.

While it is too early to say how successfu the unions will be, early signs are that there will be a cash drain, as...

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Wisconsin, next week is Recall Week

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 11:16am 8/3/2011 at 11:16am

On August 9 the key recall elections against six Republican State Senators will take place.

I have not focused enough on this lately, with the all consuming debt ceiling fight taking time.  But Wisconsin is critically important.

Before I forget, you can donate to help defend the recalls at Frontline Wisconsin.

Here are some links...

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Wisconsin Sup Ct “Chokehold” Update

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 1, 2011 at 11:29am 8/1/2011 at 11:29am

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office, which was tasked with investigating allegations that Justice David Prosser put a “chokehold” on Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, has concluded its investigation without a recommendation of prosecution.

As reported by JSOnline (via SteveEgg and Charlie Sykes):

An investigation into an altercation between two state Supreme Court justices has...

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Get ready for the Union Battle of Ohio 2011

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 5:47pm 7/21/2011 at 5:47pm

Unions have collected enough signatures for a statewide referendum on election day 2011 seeking to roll back Ohio’s collective bargaining reform bill.

As reported by the

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More misleading push-calls to help Robert Wirch (D-WI)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 8:45am 7/16/2011 at 8:45am

In late April I documented how the Democratic Party of Wisconsin was running misleading push-calls to people who had signed petitions to recall Democratic State Senator Robert Wirch. 

The WisDems were trying to get people to say that they didn’t understand what they were signing or were misled; the results of those...

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They will fight in the restaurants, they will fight on the front lawns ….

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 11, 2011 at 2:41pm 7/11/2011 at 2:41pm

The story about a Rutgers professor confronting Rep. Paul Ryan at a Washington, D.C., restaurant over the cost of wine ordered by people at Ryan’s table rightly has been criticized, including by me.

But most of the criticism deals with the professor being a busy-body and snoop, not to mention a hypocrite.

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Wisconsin isn’t over

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 1:57pm 7/7/2011 at 1:57pm

Other than the possible fisticuffs and chokeholds at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin politics has faded from the national headlines.

But Wisconsin isn’t over folks.  Democrats challenging Republicans in recall elections are doing better at fundraising, and Nancy Pelosi is headlining a fundraiser as well.

One of the primary agitators and sources of...

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WI Justice Bradley Cannot Escape Her “Chokehold” Allegation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 1:43pm 6/30/2011 at 1:43pm

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has accused Justice David Prosser of using a “chokehold” on her.  The Dane County Sheriff’s office is investigating.

Remember the term “chokehold” as the investigation as to what really happened progresses and the facts eventually come out.

“Chokehold” is a very specific term, and is more than hands or a...

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Applying The Weiner Test To The WI Sup Ct Scuffle

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 12:36pm 6/26/2011 at 12:36pm

The facts are murky so far as to the alleged altercation between Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices David Prosser and Ann Walsh Bradley.

Byron York and Ann Althouse have good round-ups of the competing leaks and press releases, and the highly suspicious involvement of Soros-funded “investigative” journalists in spreading the story.

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Wisconsin Protesters Lock Their Heads To Metal Railings, And Become Their Own Metaphors

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 9:48pm 6/16/2011 at 9:48pm

Two protesters in the Madison, Wisconsin Capitol building strapped “U” shaped ultra-secure bicycle locks around her necks and locked themselves to a metal railing.

As reported by JSOnline (h/t reader Leonard):

Authorities removed two protesters who locked themselves to the railing of the Senate gallery Thursday.

The action took place at a little after 12:20 p.m.

Just after 11...

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