Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin’

“Right-Wing Wars”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post July 24th. Click on link to view on Huff Post.

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Republicans are engaged in a domestic war.

On the national level and in state legislature after state legislature rights and freedoms are being usurped by right-wing zealots who falsely invoke the Constitution and Christianity.

For a party that claims a strong desire for limited government and personal freedom, Republicans’ inject themselves into the lives of others with complete disregard for their well-being or right to personal freedoms.

Are Republicans’ inherently hypocrites?

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“Defeating Walker’s Right-Wing Money Machine”

The tainted politician receives millions from outside interests!

Scott Walker, the short-term Governor of Wisconsin, is nothing more than a right-wing operative; a tool for the subversive and restrictive agenda of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.

His policies have hurt Wisconsin, and hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites have joined to recall the controversial Governor.

How important is the recall of Governor Walker?

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“Governor Walker’s Day Has Come”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post. Click on the link to read it at Huff Post.

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The State of Wisconsin is recalling it’s acerbic Governor.

Only two Governor’s have been recalled in our long history. It looks like the Wisconsin Governor will make history by becoming the third.

More than 1,000,000 signatures — weighing more than 3,000 pounds — were gathered by citizens of the Badger State and turned into the Government Accountability Board in the 60 days they were allowed to gather signatures. Once the GAB has certified the signatures, which could take up to 61 days, the election will be set and the people will have a say in the status of their present governor.

The recall of the controversial governor is another important step in reclaiming democracy. It will set the stage for recanting the electoral mistake they made one short year ago.

But, will the recall supporters prevail?

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“Recall Walker Gains Momentum”

This article was posted at The Huffington Post on 11/4. To read it at HuffPost click on the link here.

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Angry Wisconsinites file to recall ideological Governor!

In October paperwork was filed with the Government Accountability Board to gather signatures to recall Governor Scott Walker after just one year in office.

The honeymoon ended abruptly when the newly elected Governor began pushing controversial policies that attacked hard-working Wisconsin citizens.

Push-back, began when Senate Democrats left the state in February to prevent a budget vote that also stripped public union rights. It was swift and has been growing ever since. Wisconsin became the battleground for the middle-class.

As momentum builds, the chance of recall becomes more imminent.

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“An UnTea Party Revolution”

New article has been posted on The Huffington Post. Read it on HuffPost by clicking on the link.

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Stop the revolution, I want to get off!

Revolution is nigh and this time it’s not the product of the misguided anger of the Tea Party!

This one is ‘real.’ Not manufactured. A protest the right loves to hate.

Armed with legitimate complaints, too many to count, people — ignored by an uncaring Congress — have taken their concerns to the street.

It started with the occupation of Wall Street, spread to more than 100 cities throughout the United States, then to cities all over the world.

Is this a populist movement?

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“It’s All Greek To Me”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post on Monday, 10/17/11. To view it on HuffPost click on the link.

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The Greek Parliament agreed on new austerity measures to avoid sovereign default.

As the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, and European Banks grapple with a plan to avoid the collapse of Greece, and the potential domino affect on Portugal, Ireland, Spain, and Italy, the social unrest in Greece grows.

Austerity measures imposed by the ECB are deep and damaging to the Greek people, striking at the most vulnerable citizens; sparking huge protests in the cradle of democracy.

The problems in Greece and Southern European countries are microcosms of a problem throughout the world; financial destruction caused by a greedy, protected, unregulated banking system.

But, the anger and unrest are not confined to the socialistic states of Europe.

It is happening globally and the thirty year move to a Plutocratic Oligarchy is propagating class warfare.

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“A Grass Root’s Win In Wisconsin”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Friday, 8/19. Read it on HuffPo by clicking on the link here.

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On Tuesday, Wisconsinites reclaimed democracy in a big way!

After four months the recall elections in six Senate Republican districts and three Democratic districts in Wisconsin have concluded. They were an important turning point for the nation.

In these historical recall elections, ‘the people’ took another big step on Tuesday reelecting the remaining two Senate Democrats after taking two of the seats the previous week in the six Republican recall elections. A big step in taking back our precious democracy which is under attack by right-wing factions, big corporations, big money, and ALEC.

With five victories in the recall elections Wisconsinites are one step closer to winning back the Senate from the Republicans.

Will this strong showing motivate other repressed people in other states?

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“The Important Vote on Tuesday!”

All eyes should be on Tuesday’s vote: a turning point for America.

No, not the debt ceiling and spending cut vote that may or may not occur in Congress, but an even more important vote—the vote in Wisconsin.

The vote to win back democracy. To smack down the plutocratic oligarchy that invaded Wisconsin. To fight off the move to fascism.

Both votes are important in their impact on politics and economics; both microcosms of the agony and the struggles Americans are forced to endure.

One vote may mean the collapse of the world economy while the other could signal the reawakening of democracy—a return to ‘we the people’—in a state with a history of progressive democratic values.

How important are the recall elections in the Badger State?

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“Wisconsin: A Turning Point For Democracy?”

Newly posted article on The Huffington Post. To view this on HuffPo click on the link.

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The Recall elections in Wisconsin in August are a test of our democracy.

The first two battles have been waged in Wisconsin and, if the opening clashes are any indication, ‘the people’ are going to take back the Badger State.

Last Tuesday, the first recall election was held in Wisconsin’s 30th District and Wisconsinite’s overwhelmingly reelected incumbent, Dave Hansen, over Republican challenger, David Vanderleest.

Similarly, the week before, all six Democratic hopefuls won easy elections over faux Democrat candidates in a forced primary election that will cost the taxpayers of Wisconsin nearly $500,000 dollars. Running fake candidates was a costly, and unethical, political ploy to give Republican candidates more time to raise money, campaign, and muddy the process in the upcoming recall elections in six Republican held districts.

Will this tactic backfire on the Republicans?

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“Recall the Wisconsin Six!”

Wisconsin’s recall election has become a national event!

Wisconsinites are angry over new Governor Scott Walker’s deception and are not only voicing their opinion outside the Capitol in Madison, but taking their grievances to the ballot boxes.

Democrats in the Badger State successfully petitioned the recall of six Republican Senators who will be challenged for their Senate seats next month in a special election. The Democrats easily collected more signatures than were required for the Government Accountability Board to certify the results.

Not to be outdone, Republicans, with the help of out-of-state signature gathering agencies and buying signatures, managed to get three Democrats on the ballot.

Why are the Wisconsin people doing this?

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