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October 23, 2012 6:16 pm
"These are not your parents’ Republicans. They make Nixon look like Abby Hoffman!"

Bradley Whitford 

October 15, 2012 6:46 pm
Greg Palast’s special, “How Billionaires Steal Elections” on FreeSpeechTV is very informative, and definitely worth watching.  I knew about some of the nine ways that Greg highlights, but there are some things that they do that were new to me!  Greg’s one-hour speech is a preview of what is in his new book, “Billionaires and Bandits - How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps”.
You can check it out at ballotbandits.org
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Greg Palast’s special, “How Billionaires Steal Elections” on FreeSpeechTV is very informative, and definitely worth watching.  I knew about some of the nine ways that Greg highlights, but there are some things that they do that were new to me!  Greg’s one-hour speech is a preview of what is in his new book, “Billionaires and Bandits - How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps”.

You can check it out at ballotbandits.org

May 21, 2012 9:12 pm
Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall

Top Wisconsin Democrats are furious with the national party — and the Democratic National Committee in particular — for refusing their request for a major investment in the battle to recall Scott Walker, I’m told.

The failure to put up the money Wisconsin Dems need to execute their recall plan comes at a time when the national Republican Party is sinking big money into defending Walker, raising fears that the DNC’s reluctance could help tip the race his way.

“We are frustrated by the lack of support from the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association,” a top Wisconsin Democratic Party official tells me. “Scott Walker has the full support and backing of the Republican Party and all its tentacles. We are not getting similar support.”

“Considering that Scott Walker has already spent $30 million and we’re even in the polls, this is a winnable race,” the Wisconsin Dem continues. “We can get outspent two to one or five to one. We can’t get spent 20 to one.”

According to the Wisconsin Dem, the party has asked the DNC for $500,000 to help with its massive field operation. While the DNC has made generally supportive noises, the money has not been forthcoming, the official says — with less than a month until the June 5th recall election. The DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Obama’s political operation is providing volunteers with info on how to get involved in the recall battle and how to register to vote, but isn’t investing any money in the race, according to officials. Labor unions are expected to invest sizable sums in the ground game, but the top Wisconsin Dem Party official says it won’t be enough.

“This idea that labor has unlimited resources is a fantasy,” the Wisconsin Dem says. “Our needs go well beyond that.”

Polls suggest that very few Wisconsin voters are persuadable at this point — after huge pro-Walker ad expenditures, the numbers have barely budged — which means that the race will likely be decided by turnout. So the investment in the ground operation could be pivotal to the outcome; Wisconsin Dems are counting on their field operation — with more than 40 offices — to carry the day and offset Walker’s advantage on the air, but it needs more money.

May 16, 2012 6:37 pm
DNC is MIA in Wisconsin

The Republican National Committee has said it’ll kick in whatever it takes to keep Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in office.

But Democrats in Washington won’t commit to spending big, even though their candidate has been out raised 25-to-1 so far. And in Wisconsin, that’s left the local activists fuming.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76364.html#ixzz1v5Qq8vAx

August 12, 2011 5:58 pm
via Huffington Post
"Al Sharpton got a little tangled up in his Teleprompter on Tuesday night.  Sharpton was hosting his 6 PM MSNBC show (though he is officially still the "guest host" of that hour, not having sealed a deal with the network yet). He led off the program with a segment about the recall elections in Wisconsin..
Sharpton got through the first two or so minutes with no issues at all, but when it came to the line “we must resist,” things got garbled:
Sharpton eventually extricated himself and talked with fellow host Ed Schultz about the elections.  Of course, it’s tough to read off the Teleprompter! This kind of stuff happens to every host. But it’s still hilarious when it does.”
[NOTE* from Leftish:  Here’s the verbatim transcript:
“As these new Governors and State Legislators really declared war on Collective Bargaining, and working people, tonight is the measure of whether the country begins in the state of Wisconsin, a national drive to push back, or whether we have more to go (so far so good - here is where it goes off the rails)…to build a movement of resistance, but resist we much… we must… and we will… much… about… that… be committed.” ~ Al Sharpton
And this from Jon Stewart: 
“That was either a screw up, or some profound Yoda shit. ‘Yes, resist we much’.”]

via Huffington Post

"Al Sharpton got a little tangled up in his Teleprompter on Tuesday night. Sharpton was hosting his 6 PM MSNBC show (though he is officially still the "guest host" of that hour, not having sealed a deal with the network yet). He led off the program with a segment about the recall elections in Wisconsin..

Sharpton got through the first two or so minutes with no issues at all, but when it came to the line “we must resist,” things got garbled:

Sharpton eventually extricated himself and talked with fellow host Ed Schultz about the elections. Of course, it’s tough to read off the Teleprompter! This kind of stuff happens to every host. But it’s still hilarious when it does.”

[NOTE* from Leftish:  Here’s the verbatim transcript:

As these new Governors and State Legislators really declared war on Collective Bargaining, and working people, tonight is the measure of whether the country begins in the state of Wisconsin, a national drive to push back, or whether we have more to go (so far so good - here is where it goes off the rails)…to build a movement of resistance, but resist we much… we must… and we will… much… about… that… be committed.” ~ Al Sharpton

And this from Jon Stewart:

That was either a screw up, or some profound Yoda shit. ‘Yes, resist we much’.”]


10:35 am
"The difference between Eternity and Salvation would come down to whether the nice lady who looks like Katie Couric could beat the nice lady who looks like Bonnie Hunt."
~ Jon Stewart re Wisconsin’s Recall Elections

"The difference between Eternity and Salvation would come down to whether the nice lady who looks like Katie Couric could beat the nice lady who looks like Bonnie Hunt."

~ Jon Stewart re Wisconsin’s Recall Elections

July 13, 2011 7:07 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/7597080988/i-sure-hope-that-the-wisconsin-democrats-will-take-back">I sure hope that the Wisconsin Democrats will take back their Congress.

Then when they do, they should take a look at these political ploys that the GOP has pulled - like running FAKE DEMOCRATS, (which cost the citizens of Wisconsin a ton of money), and then sending out Robo-Calls, and emails to Democrats NOT TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, because the "ABSENTEE BALLOTS WERE IN THE MAIL"!

These openly anti-Democratic tactics cannot be tolerated!

I mean seriously - the Chutzpah of the Wisconsin GOP is astounding!

That they OPENLY ADMITTED TO RUNNING FAKE DEMOCRATS is astonishing. Do they think they are untouchable?

If the Dems win back control in Wisconsin they should investigate the Wisconsin GOP for out and out Voter Fraud and Suppression!

May 21, 2011 5:44 pm
I can’t believe what people spend their time doing!
STARBURST PROM DRESS
Wisconsonite Kerrin Frey crafted her daughter, Tara’s, dress from thousands of bright paper candy wrappers, each one carefully folded (8 times!) and creased with a tweezer. Once prepped, the miniature wax papers were woven into a basket-like overlay for a muslin dress.
Read story:
WATCH VIDEO
[Only in America, eh?]

I can’t believe what people spend their time doing!

STARBURST PROM DRESS

Wisconsonite Kerrin Frey crafted her daughter, Tara’s, dress from thousands of bright paper candy wrappers, each one carefully folded (8 times!) and creased with a tweezer. Once prepped, the miniature wax papers were woven into a basket-like overlay for a muslin dress.

Read story:

WATCH VIDEO

[Only in America, eh?]

March 25, 2011 2:29 pm March 15, 2011 6:53 pm
The Union Rights fight in Wisconsin and elsewhere is still going on…

The Union Rights fight in Wisconsin and elsewhere is still going on…

March 14, 2011 8:38 pm
Michael Moore: America Is Not Broke

In front of thousands of protesters in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend, Michael Moore blasted the GOP—and said corporate America’s greed has pushed us to our breaking point. Read the full speech.

March 13, 2011 1:24 pm
btx91:

Awesome panorama of the protests in Madison yesterday

Fantastic AND Inspiring!  GO WISCONSIN, GO DEMOCRACY!!
"I would be leery at election time — Walker may pass a bill not allowing Democrats to vote!" ~ Mary McIntyre 

btx91:

Awesome panorama of the protests in Madison yesterday

Fantastic AND Inspiring!  GO WISCONSIN, GO DEMOCRACY!!

"I would be leery at election time — Walker may pass a bill not allowing Democrats to vote!" ~ Mary McIntyre 

March 12, 2011 11:07 pm 7:26 pm March 10, 2011 6:00 pm