EVOKE the 14th Amendment

The people will not be held hostage by a fringe tea party threat

Section 4.

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

Clinton would evoke the 14th Amendment

It is time for Obama

Sharply criticizing Congressional Republicans in an exclusive Monday evening interview with The National Memo, Clinton said, “I think the Constitution is clear and I think this idea that the Congress gets to vote twice on whether to pay for [expenditures] it has appropriated is crazy.” Read Article

Senator Bernie Sanders spells out the threat of the tea party fringe

The Congressional tea party fanatics have set a dangerous precedent in using the debt ceiling to hold the people hostage. Make no mistake. The goal is to end social security and medicaid.

Evoke the 14th Amendment against this insurrection of a few dangerously fanatic members of Congress..

Wisconsin a Division of KOCH INDUSTRIES

Here Comes The Koch Money

Why are the Koch Brothers interested in Wisconsin’s Recall Elections?

Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity Begins Six-Figure Ad Buy for GOP Recall Candidates

Wisconsinites See Why ‘David Koch’ Was Told ‘Thanks a Million!’ By Walker During Prank Call As Pro-Republican AFP Spending Tops $500,000 in Wisconsin This Year

Madison — Americans for Prosperity, the organization funded by big oil billionaires David and Charles Koch, has just purchased over $150,000 in television ad time for Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee in what could be a new wave of spending to try and save the six Republican state Senators who are being recalled for their support of Gov. Scott Walker’s reckless attacks on public education, health care, workers’ rights and the middle class. This is in addition to $380,000 Americans for Prosperity previously spent this year to support Walker’s agenda.

Read One Wisconsin article

They don’t care about the seniors, families and or children of Wisconsin, why would they?

They have funded ALEC Read – ALEC Anti Labor Elderly and Children which, until recently, was a covert and secret organization that entertained legislators from state governments at lavish resorts for the purpose of training them to write legislation. Legislators left with notebooks of model legislation to enact in their various states. Did the model legislation deal with the people’s life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness? No. It was written to change laws on the State level for their pursuit of higher profits and even greater wealth.

The Supreme Court “Citizens United” ruling allowed the wealthiest to buy elections. Before the ruling Supreme Court Justice Claire Thomas attended one of the Koch Bros. lavish gatherings to serve their agenda.Read “Who are the Koch Bros. Why Should I Care? What Country are we living in? Justice is blind to the power of money? Why are the wealthiest people of this country, who already possess clear advantage on an already lop sided playing field, being granted the even greater power of buying elections?

Recall the Koch Bros. Influence on Wisconsin

Regardless of party or political philosophy, the real choice voters are making on August 9 is whether they agree that the wealthiest 1% of Americans, many of whom do not even live in Wisconsin, should hold unfair influence on the lives of Wisconsinites. A vote for Darling, Kapanke, Olsen, Hooper, Harsdorf, Simac is an agreement to the means by which Wisconsin has been divided as they have followed the lead of the Kock Bros., Americans for Prosperity, Walker, and ALEC. It affirms a belief that the wealthiest 1% regardless of their agenda, should be allowed to buy our elections, dictate legislation for our State, and that the power of wealth trumps the power of the people.

Say NO to the Koch Bros., ALEC, and the Tea party Fringe on AUGUST 9

New WMD – New GOP Lie

The Old GOP WMD lie was the “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

The strongest evidence produced by the GOP under George Bush for the necessity of invading Iraq was that Suddam Hussein possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The threat of Suddam’s WMD dominated the headlines, blogs, and air waves for weeks before the ultimate invasion of Iraq until the minds of many in Congress and citizens at large, supported the action based on the evidence of WMD in Suddam’s arsenal.

After, huge investment in blood and treasure the people learned the intelligence was flawed. The WMD were never found. The WMD never existed.

The Administration, the Congress, and the people had gotten caught up in the obsessive vortex of the 24 hour news cycle which spun any truth out of the mix, until the truth became unrecognizable being all tangled in the lie it was.

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.

George Orwell

The New GOP WMD lie is the “Whoa of Massive Debt”

This second WMD lie began some months ago in a way very similar to the first, as a spin or sound bite from the mouths of GOP congressional sycophants on Sunday morning television and floor debates in Congress. The Whoa of Massive Debt became identified in media jargon with pundit phrases: “gained traction” and “got legs”. WMD water broke and began its entrance into the birth canal of the American 24 hour news mother.

The New WMD lie became manifest and dwelt among us. Once born, it attracted a litany of iconic phrases to engender it’s healthy development: “We don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem”, “Every family sits down at the dinner table balances its budget”, “We are broke”; add your favorite here_______________________ .

Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice Shame on you.

Yep, we were fooled by the first GOP WMD lie, but with the second GOP WMD lie it is “Shame on you” time. Unlike the members of Congress, members of the American human race have lives outside the vortex of the the news cycle; the WMD message competes with the kids soccer match, the trip to the pool, and the problem at the office. While Congress is wrapped head to foot in the message like a dead but well preserved mummy, the common folk are given a reprieve by living their daily lives. Thus the political leaders, who are lost in the lie, begin to sound like…well, lairs; to those of us who have real lives outside the perpetual motion lie machine.

The people have been fooled once, but this time they remember the first Weapons of Mass Destruction lie, and where it lead. And they stop. They say, “No. Not again.”, “Shame on you.”, “We’ve heard this before!”.

Yes. Shame on you political mummies for being fooled twice and expecting the support of the people. You have gone psycho in using the raising of the debt ceiling as a political tool to gain volume for your empty words.

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.

George Orwell

GOP -Shame on you. Another WMD lie will not be swallowed.

2 Face Johnson – Pay Day Windfall/ Debt Ceiling

Wisconsin has been so focused on its back door step, that little light has been shed on freshman Senator Johnson.

Is it surprising that this tea party favorite has already shown his manipulative, self serving, Ayn Rand, behavior of bending the rules and dumping ethics to further the agenda of the Koch Bros, ALEC, and the greedy money holders?

Senator Ron Johnson gave himself a 10 million dollar loan from his own company, Pacur, shortly after he spent 9 million on his “self financed” 2010 election campaign.
Aside from election law violations, Johnson’s $10 million payday also may violate the Internal Revenue Code’s requirements that any deferred compensation agreement must be in writing – even if it’s between the top executive and the company he owns.

Johnson, who ran on his ability as an accountant and business man, demonstrates how he has mastered the ability to cook the books, manipulate figures, and fool the IRS under a hidden cloak, in a back room tax scam.

Read more about Johnson’s Accounting Tricks

Hidden Tactics Don’t Apply To Him

The very same “back room”, Accountant pledges to bring the Senate to a halt over debt negotiations. Why? Because negotiations are being held BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!

He vows he will block all unanimous consent calls, effectively putting a stop on Senate business Tuesday in a one-man filibuster.

Johnson criticized the move to “decide the fate of America’s … financial future” in private.

“Unless we receive some assurance from the Democrat leadership that we will actually start addressing our budget out in the open, in the bright light of day — I will begin to object,” Johnson said on the Senate floor. “I will begin to withhold my consent.”

Read more from Huffington

Tell “back room” Johnson how you feel about his tactic of holding the disabled and seniors hostage to further a political agenda.

Contact Johnson Washington

Contact Johnson Campaign Headquarters
P.O. Box 1159

Oshkosh, WI 54903-1159

Tel: 920-230-7070


GOP Rep. Pridemore ADMITS machines can be HACKED.

GOP Assembly Representitive Pridemore of the 99th Assembly District (Adjacent to Waukesha) admits that vote machines can be programed to alter the vote.

Pridemore makes the admission in an Assembly of Elections and Campaign Reform Committee hearing on June 11, 2011.

Pridemore is an Electronics Design Engineer and Representitive of the 99th Assembly District of Wisconsin.

Just slide ahead to 6:O5 minutes into the interview.

The Day of Reckoning – AUG 9

FREE Senate District 8 From Darling

Alberta Darling Recall petitions filed Friday April 22


21,000 signatures were canvassed against Darling’s performance as a Representative for the people of Milwaukee.

Organizer Christopher Rowe said that they had close to 30,000 signatures.

For weeks, recall organizers in Milwaukee’s northern suburbs stood on busy street corners — and went everywhere else they could think of — to collect recall signatures against Republican Sen. Alberta Darling.

Darling Refuses to Debate – WHY?

Darling Ducks Debates
July 14, 2011 – 10:57am
Following Pasch Challenge, Darling Turns Down Debate Invitations from Community Groups

WHITEFISH BAY — After weeks of ignored phone calls, letters and media inquiries, the Darling campaign has finally admitted to avoiding debates with Representative Sandy Pasch. Alberta Darling’s campaign to retain her state Senate seat of nearly 20 years has finally replied to a debate request from Disability Rights Wisconsin and another from Advocates for Education with a firm, ‘thanks, but no thanks.’

Hello Sandy Pasch!

Visit Sandy’s Web site

July 15, 2011 |(125) Comments

Madison — Sen. Alberta Darling is in a dead heat with her Democratic challenger in next month’s recall election, according to a new poll released by the Democratic party.

Darling (R-River Hills) slightly trailed her challenger Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay), who had 47% of likely voters to Darling 46%, a difference that was within the poll’s margin of error.

The poll done for Democrats by the Mellman Group showed that Pasch has closed the gap between her and Darling from another survey done in May that showed Darling with a 9 percentage point lead.
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FREE Senate District 14 from Olsen

Luther Olsen Recall petition filed April 17

Good Bye Luther – RECALL APPROVED MAY 31

The woman who initially filed the recall against the Ripon Republican Sen. Luther Olsen returned over 23,000 signatures to the Government Accountability Board on April 17.

Luther Olsen’s Record on Women’s Health:

During his career in the Wisconsin Legislature, Luther Olsen consistently voted against women’s health and for some of the most extreme anti-women’s health policies, including:

Voted FOR Eliminating Funding for Planned Parenthood
Voted FOR Eliminating BadgerCare Family Planning Coverage for Men
Voted FOR $500 Million Cut to Medicaid
Voted FOR Conceal Carry, including in Health Care Facilities
Voted AGAINST Healthy Youth Act
Voted AGAINST Expedited Partner Therapy
Voted AGAINST Birth Control Protection Act
Voted AGAINST Pay Equity Act
Voted FOR Patient Abandonment
Voted FOR Discrimination Amendment
Voted FOR Junk Science
Voted FOR Denial of Health Care
Voted FOR State Gag Rule
Voted AGAINST Contraceptive Equity
Voted FOR Health Care for “Unborn” instead of Women
Voted FOR Denial of Birth Control
Voted FOR Denial of Prenatal Care
Voted FOR Mandatory 24 Hour Waiting Period and Lecture

Hello Fred Clark!

Join the Fun!

Clark for Wisconsin is a grassroots campaign, and we need your help to win this election.

We have unlimited need for volunteers – in all areas of the 14th Senate District.

If you are willing to

answer the phones,
bake a pie,
call your friends and neighbors,
distribute literature,
give a neighbor a ride to the polls,
help out at campaign events,
introduce Fred to your neighbors,
join a phone bank,
knock on doors,
march in parades,
put up a yard sign,
staff a campaign office,
sticker your bumper,
stuff envelopes,
wear a button,

Visit Fred’s Web Site

BARABOO — On July 20, the Clark for Wisconsin campaign released internal polling showing Rep. Fred Clark in the lead for the first time. According to a memo released by The Mellman Group, Clark leads 45% to 43% with 12% of the vote remaining undecided…

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FREE Senate District 2 from Cowles

Cowles recall petition filed Thursday April 28


26,524 signatures were filed to recall GOP Sen. Rob Cowles while only 15,960 were required. Cowles name is added to the list of Republican Senators who rubber stamped embattled Scott Walkers draconian budget/union busting proposal. Voters will soon be able to show their displeasure with the Senate Majority in approximately sixty days.

Cowles addition to the Historic recall list breaks all state and national records for any action of its kind in history! When the people asked you to vote against Walker’s over reaching, draconian budget repair bill back in February, you stood with him. You stand with him now. It is Summer and the ice on which you stood has melted.

Republicans in Wisconsin have lashed out against the recall process, calling it unfair, and rolling out what’s become the party’s motto in the state: “Elections have consequences.”

In an episode of his little-watched “Brown Bag Lunch” YouTube series (a continued gimmick of Walker’s campaign about him being a humble, fiscally-responsible guy who brings a brown bag lunch to work), the governor called the recalls “a distraction.” It’s noteworthy that Walker won his last position as Milwaukee County Executive in an election that was a technically a recall — until the scandalized incumbent resigned.

Hello Nancy Nusbaum!

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Statement from 2nd Senate District Candidate Nancy Nusbaum on Recall Election Against Senator Cowles Called on July 12th
May 31, 2011 – 1:48pm

DE PERE – 2nd Senate District candidate issued the following statement today after the Government Accountability Board certified a recall election against Senator Cowles for July 12th.

“We need to hold politicians like Senator Cowles accountable for balancing the budget on the backs of the middle class, and slashing priorities like schools, health care and help for seniors while giving away hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks to the privileged and large corporations.” said Nusbaum, “We need to bring change to Madison now, before Sen. Cowles and his party bosses do any more damage to our shared Wisconsin values, and we need a state senator who will always put the people first.”
Visit Nancy’s Supporters on Face Book

FREE Senate District 18 From Hopper

Randy Hopper recall petition was filed on Thursday April 7 -2011


Randy Hopper, like Dan Kapanke before him, made his choice when he cast his lot with Scott Walker and his extreme power grab. Today, a coalition of Republicans, Democrats and independents took the historic step of calling him to account.

This time Dems filed 23,946 signatures to recall state senator Hopper, even though only 15,629 are required.

MADISON — This winter, Senator Randy Hopper’s personal life became public when his wife announced he was no longer residing at the home he still lists on his legislative website

— and to this day is where he is registered to vote. While voters and media clamored over the scandalous nature of this information, this more issue-based, legal question has come to light.

While Senator Hopper has been a proud proponent of the voter ID laws, it would appear he is breaking with his own principles when he went to cast a ballot in fall 2010 and spring 2011 while living in Madison.

Hello Jessica King!

Visit Jessica’s Web Site

Jessica King was born and raised in Fond du Lac County by disabled parents, and overcame many life challenges at a young age. Becoming a ward of the state at age 15, Jessica put herself through college with hard work and scholarships. Jessica earned several academic and leadership honors during her college career at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. After college King pursued a law degree and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Law School.

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FREE Senate District 10 From Harsdorf

Sheila Harsdorf (River Falls) petition filed on April 19


Over 110% of required signatures were gathered against her in the River Falls area. She voted with Walker and against working families of Wisconsin. She said “yes” to the vote suppression bill that will disenfranchise many poor, minority, and senior voters. It is now time for her to face the voters who she failed to listen too.

The Harsdorf campaign has sunk to a new low.

I received a call the other night from someone in Utah. The caller asked me a few straightforward questions. Are you Republican or Democrat? Will you vote in the recall election? Do you support Harsdorf or Moore? And then a string of questions designed to push me into changing my mind. Would you still vote for Moore if you knew that…followed by a half-truth or outright lie.

Hello Shelly Moore!

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Shelly Moore
National Education Association

Hailing from a family of educators, Shelly Moore, a high school English and drama teacher at Ellsworth Community High School, has 12 years of experience in the classroom. She was elected to the National Education Association (NEA) Board of Directors in 2005.

Moore’s calling is teaching self-confidence and creative expression to students by directing school musicals and plays, as well as coaching forensics and other academic competition teams. She is past president of the state theatre educators association, the Alliance for Wisconsin Theatre Education. She also volunteers with local community theatre and arts organizations and at the River Falls domestic and sexual violence shelter.

FREE Wisconsin Senate District 32 from Kapanke

The Kapanke recall drive broke records. His petition was the first to be filed.


Dems and labor activists in the state collected nearly 23,000 signatures in Kapanke’s districts in 29 days — less than half the 60 allotted —which has tied the record for the fastest collection of signatures for a recall election in recent Wisconsin state history.

Kapanke is another of the “Stand with Walker” legislators who went as far a breaking the law to pass the end to collective bargaining bill in the secretive meeting voted unconstituional by Judge Sumi last week. Now, it is time for the people of La Crosse to tell you what happens to Senators who fail to listen to their voices with their votes.

June 30, 2011 – 9:05pm
La Crosse Tribune

By Chris Hubbuch | chubbuch@lacrossetribune.com

LA CROSSE – A new poll shows Sen. Dan Kapanke far behind his Democratic challenger in a summer recall election in which few likely voters remain undecided.

State Rep. Jennifer Shilling holds a 14-point lead over Kapanke among likely voters, according to the poll commissioned by the liberal blog Daily Kos and conducted last week by Public Policy Polling.


Visit Jennifer’s Web Site
Representative Shilling has served on the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, as well as committees dealing with colleges and universities, financial institutions, health services, insurance, and workforce development. She continues to be heavily involved in these issues and is also a member of the Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors.

In addition to her work in the Assembly and as a mother of two, Jennifer is very involved in the La Crosse community. She serves on the UW-La Crosse Alumni Association Board of Directors the UW- La Crosse Chancellor’s Community Council, the Viterbo University Board of Advisors, the Family and Children’s Center Community Board, the La Crosse County League of Women Voters, and volunteers for the United Way. She is also a founding member and co-chair of the La Crosse Area Dental Care Advocacy Coalition, which is dedicated to increasing access to dental care for all Wisconsin residents.
Visit Jennifer’s Supporters on Face book

Democratic Recall Candidates

Senator Dave Hansen – 30th District – Democrat

Democratic Sen. Dave Hansen defeated Republican recall organizer David VanderLeestduring the first of those elections with 66 percent of the vote.

But unlike VanderLeest, who raised only $2,000 compared to Hansen’s $318,000, candidates challenging the other two Democrats and six Republicans facing recalls have far more money and party support.

Visit Dave’s web page

Dave Hansen was first elected to serve the 30th Senate District in November 2000. In November 2002, he was elected Senate Assistant Minority Leader by his colleagues. In November 2006, Dave was elected Senate Assistant Majority Leader.

He is a former teacher, truck driver, and lifelong Green Bay Packer fan. He co-authored the 2009 Labor History in the Schools Act, saying “at a time when people are hurting, primarily as a result of a Wall Street dominated culture that promoted greed and get-rich-quick schemes over the value of hard work, it is important for our young people to learn about the important role that organized labor and working men and women have played in helping create the middle class.

Senator Hansen currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Joint Finance Committee.

Keep Wisconsin Senate District 12 FREE on August 16

Jim Holperin, Democrat – Conover,

Visit Jim’s Web Site
Born Eagle River, December 18, 1950; married; 2 children. Graduate Eagle River H.S. 1969; B.S. UW-Whitewater 1973. Full-time legislator. Former executive director, Trees for Tomorrow Natural Resources Specialty School; director of aging programs, Vilas Co.; legislative analyst, Wis. Assembly; business services coordinator, North Central Wis. Workforce Development Bd. Member: Rotary International (past pres. of Eagle River club); Northwoods Land Trust (bd. mbr.); 1000 Friends of Wisconsin (founding bd. mbr.); WXPR Public Radio (founding bd. mbr.). Former member: Nicolet College Bd. of Trustees; Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program (bd. mbr.); Governor’s Forestry Council. Asst. Chief Clerk, Wis. Senate 1977-79. Secretary, Wis. Dept. of Tourism 2003-07.

Elected to Assembly 1982-1992; elected to Senate 2008. Majority Caucus Sergeant at Arms 2009.

Does Kim Simac Think the United States is on the Path to Becoming Nazi Germany?

Outrageous Tweet Raises Serious Questions

MADISON-The Kim Simac story gets weirder and weirder with news of a Tweet that appears to say she thinks the United States is on the path to Nazi Germany.
The Tea Party “patriot” who has trouble paying her taxes and makes light of her bizarre spouse-swapping past Tweeted as “ButchTheBuck” in November, 2009, that, “I think of the German people such intelligent wonderful people were led so astray and to slaughter I am beginning to see it clearly now.” (See attached image.)

“Suggesting that America is on the road to becoming the Third Reich raises serious questions about the character of Kim Simac, who has a history of outrageous behavior already,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Thursday. “Just what does Simac see “clearly” that leads her to believe our great nation could replicate the horror of Nazi Germany? This demands an answer.”
Kim also writes children’s books. Her most recent title? With My Rifle By My Side. Read more about her priority for children’s reading.

Keep Wisconsin Senate District 22 FREE on August 16

Bob Wirch, Democrat – Kenosha

RECENT NEWS Compare the ethics of Bob vs. his opponent

Wirch Will Join Other Legislators Taking Furloughs to Assist in Helping Resolve the State Budget

Deficit Faced with a $6.6 billion budget deficit the State Legislature was faced with difficult choices in the 2009-2011 State of Wisconsin Budget. Every state agency, including the Legislature are forced to make cuts.

The state constitution does not allow legislators to be furloughed, but I will write a check to give back what other employees are being asked to give up.

Kenosha attorney Jonathan Steitz

Attorney Jonathan Steitz has won a Republican primary in a Wisconsin recall election, and now advances to challenge Democratic state Sen. Robert Wirch

Steitz, an international capital markets attorney who practices in Chicago, joins Kenosha County Board Vice Chairman Fred Ekornaas in what will be at least a two-way Republican primary, provided the state certifies a recall election against Sen. Robert Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie.

They are facing off in the 22nd Senate District, which includes all of Kenosha County except the town of Wheatland, plus the city and town of Burlington.

Steitz said he brings a new generation of leadership to the prospective race. The 38-year-old Pleasant Prairie resident is making his first dive into politics.

“I decided to run because I strongly believe Madison needs leaders who have real-world, private-sector experience, not career politicians,” Steitz said.

Experience Like how to get around paying sales tax?
He was convicted of tax evasion in 2004

Kenosha County Case Number 2003TW000544
Delinquent tax warrant (sales tax)
Plaintiff The Department of Revenue

Amount $ 2,728.32 – Full satisfaction – 01-12-2004

Kim Simac Vs Jim Holperin – "With a Rifle by My Side"

Kim Simac running against Jim Holperin in the recall election in the 12th District. Kim Simac is an author of books for children.

No “Goodnight Moon” or “Frog and Toad” for Kim. Her attitude of life is framed in what she believes children must learn at an early age. No, not the beauty and grace of nature or animals. No. Kim seems to be more influenced by Ayn Rand and “Atlas Shrugged” than “Sesame Street”.

Her latest work to teach the children of America is titled. “With My Rifle by My Side.”

Yep. No kidding. Even more to her credit the book seems to be very popular on Christian reading lists.

Here is Kim’s quote bout her “Rifle” book.

“The right to bear arms, our constitutional right and a fundemental link to the the heritage left to us by our fore fathers. A story that will teach the honor and responsibility that comes with the ownership of guns.”

The priority she gives to “the honor that comes with the ownership of guns”, says much about her. I do not happen to agree, but the insight she provides as to her priorities for our children is good to know. If those are your priorities, by all means, vote for her.

More quotes to would-be buyers of her books are in bold italic below.

“If America is to continue, we must stop the indoctrination of thoughts and conduct, so very contrary from those who came before us.”

She is probably not including Martin Luther King or any other non-white person in those that “came before us”. My guess is her list would also exclude non-Christian, progressives, and gay people.

It is our duty and responsibility to defend the ideals and principles that this country was founded on.

Ok. I guess this is where the rifle part comes in. Clear and deadly – conflict resolution.

How will American children realize their ability to achieve greatness, if no one instills such attributes as courage, integrity and honesty in their hearts, and in their minds?

I see. Teaching is only indoctrination if you give examples of courage, integrity, and honesty that she does not agree with. That is indoctrination. Following the rules of the legislature, the state statutes, and the state constitution must not be so important since she supports Walker and Fitzgerald?

We must dedicate ourselves to leaving our children with the tools to carry on the rich heritage of being an American.”</strong

She has the same “tool” thing going on as Walker. So why would she be opposed to funding schools, libraries, and early child development programs, while being certain children have a rifle by their side?

I find the GOP so confusing.

Walker Rail $$$$ Whoooooops!

Would you invest $166,000 to get a cool $14 MILLION? That’s what William Gardener did. Oh, and it was your money.

Gardener of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad was caught for the illegal campaign donation to Walker for Governor. Not because the GAB was vigilant or aggressive, but because a disgruntled former girl friend blew the train whistle on him.

The Government Accountability Board on Monday announced that its investigation into illegal campaign contributions made by Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company and its owner, William Gardner, have resulted in two felony charges and a record $166,900 forfeiture by the company.Read the story.

Here is a list of the money Gardner found in his company coffers after Walker became Governor:

Governor Walker announces freight rail awards totaling rail2over $25 million

March 11, 2011

Governor Scott Walker today announced 11 state awards totaling $25,515,123 that will be used to construct freight rail-related facilities, and preserve and upgrade rail infrastructure as part of overall efforts to support job growth and Wisconsin’s economy

Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. – (414) 438-8220
5300 N. 33rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53209

Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement: The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) will receive a total of $3,647,149 in grant funds to cover 80 percent of costs for emergency rehabilitation and reconstruction work on system bridges in Rock, Dane and Green County.

Madison to Milton Phase II Track Rehabilitation: The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) will receive an additional $8,867,515 in grant funds to pay for 80 percent of the total $11,084,393 remaining costs of Phase II rehabilitation work on the Madison to Milton, Wisconsin rail line in Dane and Rock County.

Waukesha Track Rehabilitation: The Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) will receive a grant of $1,454,594 to cover 80 percent of the $1,818,243 total cost of rehabilitate 1.8 miles of rail line in the Waukesha area. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/opencms/export/nr/modules/news/news_2552.html_786229440.html

Add up the grants. Now that is what I call a sound investment return.

Of course, Gardiner was caught and admitted to the illegal contribution. Surely he was punished, right? I mean if you get pulled over for an over-the-limit blood alcohol level while driving, you go to jail. Gardiner wasn’t punished quite so severely. He got two years probation in exchange for the 14 Million of tax payers money given to his company.

Tax Payer’s Alliance members, are you reading this? Watch the video below that’s from MSNBC when the illegal campaign contribution story broke.

But that ain’t all. Walker’s refusal to accept the rapid rail money from the
federal government is going to cost members of the taxpayer’s alliance
much, much more.

Walker’s $99 million mistake. Taxpayer’s Alliance. Join us in the Recall Walker movement and save money.

99 million would help a lot of families,
seniors, and children.


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Investigation Dinasaur

Secret, on-going, “investigations” no longer serve the people in today’s information sharing network


Official investigations are a dinosaur of the 6 o’clock news, and Daily paper. New rules need to be imposed in favor of transparency, lest they only serve to protect the privileged.

Two Cases in Point. Two major “investigations” are on-going in Wisconsin.

Investigation of Kathy Nickolaus

The Government Accountability Board announced an investigation of Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus back in early April, after she found the 14000 votes two days after the Spring Supreme Court Election. A report of the findings was promised by the end of June. It is now the end of July and the only information about the investigation is that an attorney has been appointed to look into the vote tabulation practices of Kathy Nickolaus.

Investigation of Prosser’s “Choking Incident” of June 13th

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission proclaimed an investigation of the incident on June 24 and a day later the Dane County Sheriff’s Office opened another separate “investigation”.

The language of the Sheriff’s “investigation” speaks to the point of this article:

“The Dane County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the significance and sensitive nature of this investigation. Beginning today, detectives will work diligently to conduct a thorough and timely investigation. Because this case is in the very early stages, no further information is available at this time. Read more about the incident and investigations.

The nature, scope, and duration of an investigation need specific parameters.
If you or I were to hit someone while driving drunk…how much “disclosure protection” would we get? Would the specifics of the incident be held back from the people and the press for a month or more?

But a judge who chokes a fellow Justice or a County Clerk that manipulates an election….NOT a word.

If anyone were to physically attack another person in your work place, would you keep your job? If a child physically attacks another at school or on the playground, would they expect to be suspended? Would the specifics of such incidents be held in secret from the press and the public for weeks and months?

The specifics of incidents of manipulation of votes or the physical attack of one Justice on another are have been kept in secret for weeks and months.
NOT a word.

The privileged and powerful are protected and play by different rules than the citizens they serve.

The GAB, Sheriff’s Department, or Judicial Commission need only announce that they are conducting an “investigation” and the suspects are off the hook. Any inquiries, or questions for detail are simply met with a “no comment the matter is under investigation”. This secrecy would not be held if you attacked someone in your work place, or if your child were caught cheating on a test. Why are the privileged and powerful granted a special privilege of secrecy that you or I would never get?

The unfair, special privilege for the powerful is inherited from the days before face book, twitter, and the internet. It is the same hold on information that kept authoritarian rulers in place in Egypt and Syria. Today, we are able to demand specific information, discuss the actions of the privileged and powerful, and launch actions to loosen the information of the privileged out of their secretive and powerful grasp.

We no longer need to accept an investigation without specific parameters.
Of course, there is a need for secrecy in the conduct of an investigation, but that is underscored by a reasonable duty for a specific time line and release of information. The days of sheltering the privileged and allowing them special rules are over.

We demand the GAB to report on the progress of the investigation of Kathy Nickolaus.

We demand the Sheriff’s Department and the Judicial Commission to report on the incident of violence that occurred in the chambers of the highest court.


Every day Scott Walker remains in office, we are placing our fate in the hands of a sick man

You’ve seen the video’s of his reaction to protesters on the fishing trip, at Devil’s Lake, and any number of other events.

Here he was, time and time again, surrounded by protesters who were chanting and shouting out “shame!”. What did you notice about Scott Walker’s reaction? There wasn’t any. He seemed emotionally oblivious to the chants that would have had most of us tensing up with non-verbal body cues that are the normal response to threat or attack. In Walker’s case. Nothing.

Many people, even those from his own party, have been left scratching their heads over this man’s reactions, statements, and demeanor. Many comments have been made regarding his affect and his facial blandness suggesting that he may have “lazy eye” or some other affectation.

Many have wondered at his decision making as a leader, in that he seems to be unable to listen to, compromise with, or acknowledge the credibility of those who oppose his views. Imagine what a different path the whole evolution of events might have taken if he had just been able to compromise with unions way back in February and agree not to take away bargaining rights. But no. He really appears to be his own worst enemy and chooses to create controversy in order surround himself in drama in which he is the focus of attention.

So, this is what has led me to looking at this dysfunctional behavior that has polarized Wisconsin and set up a historic recall action.

It started out as a lark when I discovered the site: Profile of the Sociopath. It was funny, at first, as I began to read the characteristics of a such a personality. As I went down the list, the words seemed to be defining the behavior of the man who is the Governor. It got scary.

Now, the Democratic Party is suggesting that we postpone the date of of his recall till 2012?

Do you know someone who ignored the pain in the arm, or shortness of breath and postponed taking action? Please, wake up. Scott Walker, has no conscience and is a real
threat to the people of this state. He is using his position to further his personal goals to enter the national stage and is getting less and less effective in hiding his selfish ambitions.
We cannot afford to allow his manipulation of our laws one day, one hour, one second more than the law allows.

Walker is now beginning to suggest a willingness to compromise

This rebirth of a new Scott Walker ready to listen and cooperate is another phenomena right out of the sociopath’s play book. The problem is, they are so good at it. They can project any manner of human emotion with full credibility, since they have no conscience to conflict with the lie they are living. They are completely believable and authentic to those with conscience.

I am not psychologist. This analysis here is based on life experience, and personal observation. I would that Walker would seek independent analysis and make the findings public.

The Profile of a Sociopath list is below. You read it and tell me if I have become the crazy one: the creator of a conspiracy theory?

This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.

# Glibness and Superficial Charm

# Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

# Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”

# Pathological Lying
Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

# Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

# Shallow Emotions
When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

# Incapacity for Love

# Need for Stimulation
Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.

# Callousness/Lack of Empathy
Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

# Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.

# Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

# Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

# Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.

# Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.