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In Wisconsin motorists can eat their road kill without telling the cops

 Motorists who kill deer in auto crashes no longer need to contact local police to get a permit allowing them to keep the game meat.--Wisconsin Post Crescent.  Well, that’s a relief. Actually, you still have to report the road kill to the cops if the wildlife caused $1,000 or more in damages to your car.... Read more »

Howard Dean's right that Scott Walker's failure to finish college makes him unqualified to be president

I should know, I went to Marquette University and the same as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, I failed to take the courses that would have qualified me to be president. As former governor Howard Dean so aptly put it, without that final year of college presidential-prep course work, Walker is unqualified to be president and... Read more »

Illinois keeping higher income taxes; our neighbors lowering theirs

“Stateline,” a daily newsletter of the Pew Charitable Trust reports, “States Pursue Tax Cuts as Recovery Takes Hold.” Of course not in Illinois where Gov. Pat Quinn wants to makes permanent his temporary, huge income tax increase and House Speaker Mike Madigan and his henchmen are pushing to impose a surcharge on millionaires. As for... Read more »
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Public-sector unions still don't get it

This analysis in Governing states and localities ezen makes an interesting point: Instead of continuing to pour money into the Democratic party, unions should be concentrating a greater effort on organizing. It notes a dramatic drop in union membership in the private sector, something the author believes is a bad sign because we need unions. He... Read more »

Rubbing your nose in it

You can hardly blame Republicans for gloating over the victory in the Wisconsin recall election, in which Gov. Scott Walker retain his seat by an unexpected 7-percentage-point margin over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Liberal pundits all but declared Walker’s defeat (actually some did) even before polls opened. Here’s what they said:  ... Read more »

Walker's 'divide and conquer' remark sets off tizzy fit

You would have thought that Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker had beheaded dozens of union members and left their bodies along a Mexican highway. His approach to taming the out-of-control public employee unions in Wisconsin (“divide and conquer”) has provoked tongue clucking and horror. “Scott Walker is finally honest about his secret plot to ‘divide... Read more »
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New Wisconsin public employee law working out 'just fine'

Here is an in-depth analysis of the impact of the restrictions that Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature put on the bargaining process of local public employee unions. James Ladwig recently took over the job of Racine County executive. He was sworn in last April, not long after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a... Read more »

Requiring a voter ID is just common sense.

Voting, some say, is the most precious right of a citizen in a democracy, one that deserves the utmost protections. Yet the American Civil Liberties Union and others are assailing as as “voter suppression.” In other words,  it sounds like a conspiracy to suppress the votes of the poor, minorities and others that rich, white... Read more »

Wisconsin okays wage freeze, new overtime rules

According to the Milwauke Journal/Sentinel: Madison - State workers will see a pay freeze for two years and tighter rules on overtime, under compensation plans a committee of state lawmakers adopted Thursday. The Joint Committee on Employment Relations passed the plans 6-2, with all six Republicans on the committee voting in favor of the proposal and... Read more »
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Racist violence at the Wisconsin State Fair

We didn’t hear much about it because it was selective violence against white fair-goers. Reported WTMJ radio: Witnesses’ accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night…. “It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,” said Norb Roffers of... Read more »
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