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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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The Battle of Wisconsin was not Democrats’ finest hour

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 3:30pm 8/10/2011 at 3:30pm

Never in the field of human conflict have so many been so disappointed so frequenttly in so short a period of time at so high a cost of money with so few lessons learned.

 

 

[Yes, I know the title alludes to one speech and the text another; give me some slack, th...

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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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