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Walker Has Promised U.S. Supreme Court Appointment to Judge That Gutted WI Campaign Finance Laws

Corrupt Governor, corrupt legislature, corrupt court system. Welcome to Wisconsin.


Governor Scott Walker couldn't have drawn a better three judge panel to hear a sweeping case that aimed to gut Wisconsin's campaign finance laws. Judge Diane Sykes, however, was a little too good of a draw.

Considering that Walker had recently and very publicly promised to appoint her to the U.S. Supreme Court if he's elected president, she absolutely should have recused herself from hearing this case. Instead, she not only heard the case, but wrote the decision. Why? Because no one benefitted more than Scott Walker from this decision. Not only will it be a huge boost to his re-election campaign, but as head of the Wisconsin Republican Party it will overwhealmingly benefit them as well.

This is a clear violation of the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges guidelines for appearances of improriety:

An appearance of impropriety occurs when reasonable minds, with knowledge of all the relevant circumstances disclosed by a reasonable inquiry, would conclude that the judge’s honesty, integrity, impartiality, temperament, or fitness to serve as a judge is impaired. Public confidence in the judiciary is eroded by irresponsible or improper conduct by judges. A judge must avoid all impropriety and appearance of impropriety. This prohibition applies to both professional and personal conduct. A judge must expect to be the subject of constant public scrutiny and accept freely and willingly restrictions that might be viewed as burdensome by the ordinary citizen. Because it is not practicable to list all prohibited acts, the prohibition is necessarily cast in general terms that extend to conduct by judges that is harmful although not specifically mentioned in the Code. Actual improprieties under this standard include violations of law, court rules, or other specific provisions of this Code.

Democratic activist and star of HBO's "The Newsroom" is dating a union member!

OK, not your ordinary union, but still ...


Aaron Rodgers is reportedly dating actress Olivia Munn-- a star on HBO's The Newsroom as well a Democratic activist.

In 2012, Munn campaigned for President Obama's re-election on several campuses around the country, including Marquette: “This election, more than any other election in recent history, is so important because we are choosing between two different paths,” Munn said. “Every day on the campaign, President Barack Obama talks about moving forward and not going back.”

Munn, who appears in the HBO series “The Newsroom,” also criticized the Republican ticket for its stance on abortion and women’s rights.

“Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan do not believe that women should be allowed to make choices over their own bodies,” she said, “and they are promising that they actively will turn back the clock on women’s rights fifty years.”

Can't wait to see how this goes over with Packer-loving wingnuts in my State! Should be a hoot!

I'm pretty sure they've been doing this throughout all recorded history

Robert M. "Fighting Bob" LaFollette

Don't "just vote blue."

Olsen's Grooming

Please, don't do this.

Hernandez indicted on murder charges but he didn't kiss any men, so Mike Huckabee will pray for him.

This guy's killing me ...

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez indicted on double murder charges, but he didn't kiss any men, so Mike Huckabee will pray for him.

BREAKING: Oklahoma House GOP rejects science standards bill, orders biology teachers to be rounded up as "members of dangerous cult"

When invited to speak at the 9/11 Museum dedication, George W. Bush declined saying, "All right. You've covered your ass, now."

New FCC rules allow broadband providers to block sites that criticize broadband providers for blocking sites that make them look bad.


Pooling their talents, the Republicans have a new front-runner for 2016: Ayn Rand Paul Ryan

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