Local Races Matter

Politics has always interested me, and being able to be involved in two national elections and one gubernatorial woke me up to a fact I hadn’t realized before.  That is, local politicians will one day run for higher office, and point back to their experience at the local level.  The question then is, what do…

American Middle Class? No Longer The Richest !

Income inequality isn’t just about the richest and the poorest–it’s about all families and their diminishing opportunities and diminishing ability to keep moving forward. We cannot allow this to happen. From Mother Jones : [The data] suggest that most American families are paying a steep price for high and rising income inequality. Although economic growth…

I’m A Little Confused….

I have had reason in the past few days to be discussing our state gun laws and how they impact our lives. I have always advocated that responsible gun ownership is acceptable and reasonable. HOWEVER, and this is my serious issue, 1. How did it happen that a simple background check has been equaled to…

A Study in Hypocrisy

I nearly choked on my cereal one morning a couple of weeks ago while listening to the news. Governor Walker was being interviewed regarding the recall, and he was bemoaning the amount of “outside money” being brought in by the unions to “beat him” in the election. This “outside money” would apparently tip the scales…

Catching Recall Fever!

The Wisconsin recall of Governor Walker and his Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is full speed ahead. While we are busy collecting signatures and trying to count them, (the signatures are coming in faster than we can count) we are also fending off some of our angrier Republican Wisconsinites. This has energized us and caused us to…

When It All Started

As I scrambled to catch up with the recall of Governor Scott Walker, I found myself remembering our movement earlier in the year. Wisconsin has its Democratic State Convention early in June. While the legislature was trying to strip collective bargaining from public employees, the same people were going to give police and firefighters a…

Avoiding Recall

The voter identification bill that was signed into law in Wisconsin is one of the strictest and most difficult to comply with bill of all the voter ID bills in the United States. The ID has to have a picture of the voter, their address, the day of issue, the day of expiration, and their…