Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

By John Ruberry Last Monday I had a errand to run for work--which brought me to Milwaukee's suburbs. And for the first time in five years I drove on Interstate 94 north of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line--on what is known as the Milwaukee to Kenosha I-94 Corridor. A lot has changed since 2012. As I … Continue reading Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

What a difference a year makes Walker Endorses Cruz will it matter?

Just under a year ago at the start of the campaign season Scott Was considered a key guy. At the initial FITN event I found it impossible to get anywhere near him for an interview or a question (Incidentally at the same event two months before he announced one could approach Donald Trump without much … Continue reading What a difference a year makes Walker Endorses Cruz will it matter?

Scott Walker Making it easier for the 603 Alliance

I'm both upset and pleased at the early withdrawal of Scott Walker from the GOP race. I'm upset because Walker was one of my top three, the most vetted candidate in the GOP field and frankly had one of the best records in office and would have really upset the left. I'm pleased because like … Continue reading Scott Walker Making it easier for the 603 Alliance

My GOP Debate Takeaways

OK I've had a few hours to sleep on it and here are my debate takeaways. Winner:  Main Debate Rand Paul:  Despite not having much time in the early rounds won two segments.  Made strong cases for everything he believed and sold his positions well.  Accomplished everything he needed to do, the only question is do … Continue reading My GOP Debate Takeaways

Gop Debate #2 Live blog (constant updates)

Final Update:  The more I think about it the more I'm thinking Fox accomplished exactly what they were looking for.  More on Saturday morning. I'm offended by the "Donald Trump going after women BS" by Megan Kelly and Donna Brazile. We are constantly told by women that they are strong, assertive who are equals to … Continue reading Gop Debate #2 Live blog (constant updates)

Next public sector union battleground: Illinois

By John Ruberry Four years after Wisconsin became the chief battleground in the war of taxpayers versus public sector unions, a new front is developing south of the Cheese Curtain in Illinois. With the possible exception of California, no where else in America are government unions so powerful. And of course it should be no … Continue reading Next public sector union battleground: Illinois

Wisconsin The Race Democrats Want to Win Above All

Today is election day and our friends on the left have a world of worry in states all across the county. A lot of Democrats are in sheer panic.  We will see plenty of dishonest and dishonorable tactics used by professional Democrats to keep their pols in office, to keep their staffs in comfortable jobs , to keep … Continue reading Wisconsin The Race Democrats Want to Win Above All

Gov. Walker and the curious case of the district attorney’s wife

John Hinderaker summarizesMilwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, has subjected Governor Scott Walker and nearly every conservative group in Wisconsin to a four-year campaign of harassment in the form of a “John Doe” investigation that has now been branded as illegal and enjoined by a federal judge. That case is on appealUnder Wisconsin law, … Continue reading Gov. Walker and the curious case of the district attorney’s wife

Occupy Wall Street devolves into Twitter war

By John Ruberry An article posted last week in Buzzfeed, Occupy Wall Street's Final Implosion, caught my eye. Occupy has devolved into a Twitter war. Take a look at this Tweet: This Twitter handle is now back under the management of its founder: @JustineTunney. Let's start a revolution. pic.twitter.com/Ay9wvTbreC — Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallSt) February … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street devolves into Twitter war

How the media works in one image

Half of the battle in media is to decide what to report on and what doesn't. Yesterday the London Telegraph has this story on Scott Walker and the situation in Wisconsin titled How Scott Walker and the conservatives saved Wisconsin. America, take note: There was a time when Wisconsin was headline news. You must remember … Continue reading How the media works in one image

The unreported propane shortage

By John Ruberry Have you heard about the propane shortage? Probably not. Although, despite my headline, it has been reported, albeit by local flyover country media. Stories such as this one offers more evidence on why we need new media. Liquid propane (LP) is a commonly used fuel for home heating in rural areas, where … Continue reading The unreported propane shortage

John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz Part 1: The Time Stream

The Doctor: That's just it! Don't you see, Donna. Can't you understand? If I could go back and save them then I would. But I can't! I can never go back. I can't. I just can't. Donna: Just someone. Please. Not the whole town. Just save someone. Doctor Who The Fires of Pompeii 2008 To … Continue reading John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz Part 1: The Time Stream

Nothing to see here: Molotov Cocktail Edition

Ben Franklin: Mr. Dickinson I'm surprised at you, a rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as "our rebellion." It is only in the third person - "their rebellion" - that it becomes illegal. 1776 1972 We've been hearing all about how it's necessary to get dangerous weapons away from fringe extremists. Every … Continue reading Nothing to see here: Molotov Cocktail Edition

…And James Carville notices

In my last post I mentioned things I've seen door to door that bode ill for Obama. James Carville is no political fool sees it too: You think that Democrats around the country are going to win -- as I hear time and time again from people on the street. Democratic fundraisers, activists, supporters, and … Continue reading …And James Carville notices

Palin and the Wisconsin budget

Sarah Palin April 2011 Madison Wisconsin: ...Your governor Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent to keep in order to keep their promises, and that's what he's trying to do. He's not trying to is trying hurt union members, Hey folks he's trying save your jobs and your pensions. Post Crescent.com … Continue reading Palin and the Wisconsin budget