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Warren Stumps for Mary Burke

This is an awesome stump speech for Mary in Milwaukee on the 11th of October

Warren Stumps for Mary Burke

This is an awesome stump speech for Mary in Milwaukee on the 11th of October

New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile

Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.

Perhaps because their supposedly mainstream views no longer represent the majority, the anti-conspiracy commenters often displayed anger and hostility: “The research… showed that people who favoured the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile when trying to persuade their rivals.”

Additionally, it turned out that the anti-conspiracy people were not only hostile, but fanatically attached to their own conspiracy theories as well. According to them, their own theory of 9/11 – a conspiracy theory holding that 19 Arabs, none of whom could fly planes with any proficiency, pulled off the crime of the century under the direction of a guy on dialysis in a cave in Afghanistan – was indisputably true. The so-called conspiracists, on the other hand, did not pretend to have a theory that completely explained the events of 9/11: “For people who think 9/11 was a government conspiracy, the focus is not on promoting a specific rival theory, but in trying to debunk the official account.”


Jim Croce - Operator (Live)

Some Chill time...............

Voter ID

Lawsuit challenging Madison teacher contracts is politically motivated, says One Wisconsin Now Read

This is outrageous hypocrisy when you consider them sucking money out of the public school system to private schools> Their evil truly knows no bounds!

A lawsuit accusing the Madison School Board of engaging in illegal collective bargaining to the detriment of children and taxpayers was filed by a Milwaukee-based conservative legal group that is a “front” for Gov. Scott Walker, says the director of a Madison progressive advocacy group.

“It is absolutely politically motivated,” said Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now. And it doesn’t matter that the lawsuit does not call out school board member Mary Burke — Walker’s opponent in the November election — by name, Ross says.

“This is the entity on which Burke serves,” Ross says. “Just last week, Walker started talking about Madison not taking advantage of the ‘tools’ of Act 10, then suddenly we have a lawsuit paid for by a foundation run by Walker’s campaign co-chair.”

On Sept. 3, Walker accused Burke of not harnessing the money-saving potential of Act 10 to help close the achievement gap that sees black students lagging behind white students

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/writers/pat_schneider/lawsuit-challenging-madison-teacher-contracts-is-politically-motivated-says-one/article_23999c6e-39d7-11e4-89c7-f31fdcd44851.html#ixzz3D3RfyqFs

If GOP Is So Right, Why Are Red States So Far Behind?

I have a question for my Republican friends.

Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I’d seriously like to know:

If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if the GOP formula of low taxes and little regulation really does unleash economic growth, then why has the country fared better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones and why are red states the poorest states in the country?

You may recall that Bill Clinton touched on this at the 2012 Democratic Convention. He claimed that, of all the private sector jobs created since 1961, 24 million had come under Republican presidents and a whopping 42 million under Democrats. After Clinton said that, I waited for PolitiFact, the nonpartisan fact-checking organization, to knock down what I assumed was an obvious exaggeration.


Elton John - Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)

Just because it seems to be Elton John night and this is my favorite song and best live performance of it!

The Koch Brothers Are Losing

Even Red States Can’t Ignore Rising Green Economy

With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall.

Unlike some other denizens of the fossil-fueled set, this gang isn’t beating oil wells into solar panels, retiring nuclear reactors, or embracing wind and geothermal power. Instead, these guys are trying to coax lawmakers into rigging the rules against increasingly competitive new energy alternatives.

You see, the bulwarks of conventional energy are good at math. And the math is increasingly not in their favor.

Solar panels are growing so affordable, accessible, and popular that sun-powered energy accounted for 74 percent of the nation’s new electric generation capacity in the first three months of this year. Wind power comprised another 20 percent, geothermal 1 percent, and natural gas plus other sources accounted for the final 5 percent.


Save the Rich!

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