The Blue Wave Is Real

Dusty: Jo! Bill! It's coming! It's headed right for us! Bill: It's already here. Twister (1996) It actually started in the earliest of special Congressional elections in 2017, though as the Republican Party candidates won their expected seats anyway, the drop-off from President Donald Trump's vote percentage was barely noticed, if it was noticed at … Continue reading The Blue Wave Is Real

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

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

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

Ex-con Chicago alderman back on ballot latest Illinois embarrassment

By John Ruberry Isaac "Ike" Carothers used to be a Chicago alderman until he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from a developer seeking a zoning change. Ironically, his father, William, was convicted on similar charges three decades earlier  when he served as an alderman in the same part of Chicago. Carothers is on the ballot … Continue reading Ex-con Chicago alderman back on ballot latest Illinois embarrassment

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

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

Do you believe “They’re Demoralized as Hell” Now?

Guys Since January 20th of 2010 I've been saying Ride Right Through Them They're Demoralized as Hell In my under the Fedora column that will be going up later today at the Minority Report & The Conservatory I go through example after example after example to support this thesis. It's now 7:23 a.m. as I … Continue reading Do you believe “They’re Demoralized as Hell” Now?

Meanwhile in the party of Kimberlin…

It's a Trap! Admiral Akbar: Return of the Jedi & Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory With a houseguest, my son's graduation and Robert Stacy McCain I have been behind in my posts on Brett Kimberlin and friends. lucky for us Stacy McCain doesn't currently have a home and in between sightings all over he … Continue reading Meanwhile in the party of Kimberlin…

The Democrat Wisconsin meltdown continues

How much wore can the situation in Wisconsin get for the democrat party? This much worse You have public-employee unions that force public-sector employees to pay dues and make the state act as their bagman. The state refuses to collect dues and changes the law to make dues and union membership entirely voluntary. What do … Continue reading The Democrat Wisconsin meltdown continues

Answer: When the poll is reported on the “Opinion” page

Question: When can you tell when a poll report is trying to spin you? Greg Yes I report what Media Matters says, it's just a form of outsourcing Sargent. breathlessly reports that Wisconsin is a dead heat according to an automated poll, and reinforces his argument with an "internal" democratic poll by a using group … Continue reading Answer: When the poll is reported on the “Opinion” page

…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

Why a spoiled wedding day trumps the occupy rapes.

Over at the Conservatory we have video of, as Glenn Reynolds likes to say, rubes self identifying: MacIver videographer captured Tubbs telling the protesters, who did not have a permit, that they’d promised him they’d leave before the weddings that were scheduled to take place there for Valentine’s Day: The video from the event is … Continue reading Why a spoiled wedding day trumps the occupy rapes.

I’m only slightly disapointed in the results from Wisconsin last night

As I already said a week ago 2010 was a big GOP year so the surviving democrats would be either: 1. The strongest democrats 2. The candidates in the districts farthest left 3. Facing the weakest GOP candidates I was really surprised by the polls showing Simac up last week, I chalked it down to … Continue reading I’m only slightly disapointed in the results from Wisconsin last night

MSNBC’s Morning Mope this morning over Wisconsin: Update Link-a-palloza added

MSNBC went all in last night on the Wisconsin recall, they broadcasted live from Wisconsin surrounded by union activists with Ed Schultz and on Morning Joe this morning the scheduled Sam Stein and Bill Press anticipating talking about the democratic victory. Unfortunately for the unions who like MSNBC once again went all in it didn't … Continue reading MSNBC’s Morning Mope this morning over Wisconsin: Update Link-a-palloza added

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

What an investigation in Wisconsin? Not a complaint?

Liberals in Wisconsin should be very worried about the "investigation" concerning the Supreme Court business in Wisconsin. Why, because As I've already pointed out if Justice Bradley was actually assaulted by Justice Prosser then she would have already filed charges against him. The fact that instead we have an investigation undertaken by the Capital police … Continue reading What an investigation in Wisconsin? Not a complaint?

The Liberals that Didn’t bark

The latest attempt by liberals to undermine things is Wisconsin by accusing Judge Posner of physically assaulting another judge would be laughable if they didn't sound increasingly like a Mubarek trying to retain their power as the people desert them. Let's put things simply and directly: Do you think if this was true for one … Continue reading The Liberals that Didn’t bark

Scott Walker 7 MaryAnn Sumi 0

The final nail was driven in the coffin of the Wisconsin left as the Wisconsin supreme court ruled 7-0 that the court of Mary Ann Sumi flunked the Wisconsin Constitution: [i]f a court can intervene and prohibit the publication of an act, the court determines what shall be law and not the legislature. If the … Continue reading Scott Walker 7 MaryAnn Sumi 0

Kloppenberg makes the case for judicial elections

Looking at the continuing recount in Wisconsin and the reactions of the Kloppenberg it is increasing clear that she doesn't have the temperament desired for the Judiciary and Wisconsin dodged a bullet here. I actually think this is a case FOR rather than against the election of judges. Elections reveal things about candidates and perhaps … Continue reading Kloppenberg makes the case for judicial elections