Promoting quiet recreation in Wisconsin.
Opposing the coming attempts to sell off Wisconsin's natural heritage.
Fighting denial about climate change. When are we hitting the streets?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Arab spring continues...

The uprising in Libya got more of a nudge from Western powers, but it was still started by the same revolt against tyranny that led to regime change in Egypt.    We don't know yet what the outcome will be, but we can be hopeful that Libyans will be able to enjoy a stable, representative government.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Knowledge not required

  This is a fun quote-during a debate, Kim Simac can't name one piece of legislation she is looking forward to challenging or advancing.

 This makes Simac an ideal candidate for a world in which industry funded think tanks like ALEC write the legislation for politicians.  If Simac is elected, they will tell her what to vote for or against.

Worse than predicted by the scientists...

 Whose predictions about the climate have been correct: Climate scientists or television and radio pundits?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Keep your lamp trimmed and burning...

The advice from the Reverend seems appropriate for Dems right now...

What's next?

The recall election results are depressing.  The Republicans hold on to their majority in the Senate, and the momentum for a Walker recall falters a bit.

The good news is that the elections in Republican districts were close.  It won't take a lot of swing voters to recall Walker.

Now that the first wave of recalls is over, look to see Walker and the Republicans go to work on the ALEC agenda-with a special focus on repealing State environmental protections and  fast-tracking mining operations.

To paraphrase Mencken, the state is about to get what it voted for "good and hard".