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Cry me a river…
The sister of Kelly Rindfleisch, the former deputy chief of staff for Scott Walker, has launched an attack on Milwaukee County prosecutors, accusing them of ruining Rindfleisch’s life with their John Doe investigation.
In a letter to the editor of the Baraboo News Republic, Anne Hollinsed said her sister can’t get a job because of the probe. Sources have said Rindfleisch is now the subject of a second investigation.
“Kelly’s life has been ruined by the hatred of Scott Walker in this state,” Hollinsed wrote in the Friday letter. “She can’t find employment because of the overreaching single felony conviction she received by a Democratic judge.”
She concluded: “The overreach in this case is alarming and downright scary when a government worker can be convicted of something so miniscule to satisfy the agenda of those who’ve made political warfare their top priority.”
Two things stand out about this:
Posted by hue | Sun Mar 16, 2014, 11:06 AM (17 replies)
Perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised that Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute head Austin Ruse wanted to have liberal and women’s studies professors “taken out and shot,” as he once called for the murder of Hillary Clinton.
Back in 2001, Catholics for Choice released a report on Ruse and his lobbying efforts at the United Nations, especially his campaign against the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Beijing Platform for Action, which he dubbed the work of “radical feminists.”
The report notes that in a 2000 address to the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation, Ruse told a story about talking to a Catholic priest about killing Clinton: “Hillary is the ‘conquering queen’ at the United Nations…I was standing on the floor of the UN a couple of months ago, when she was thinking about running, and I was talking to a priest from the Holy See delegation and — I shouldn’t tell you this but he offered me guaranteed absolution if I just took her out — and not on a date.” (my bold)
Here's a glimpse of upper level RW Catholicism!
Posted by hue | Sat Mar 15, 2014, 02:47 PM (2 replies)
Austin Ruse, president of the nonprofit research group Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, said on American Family Radio Wednesday that liberal leaders of “modern universities” should “all be taken out and shot.”
Ruse, filling in for host Sandy Rios, said during a discussion of a Duke University student recently outed as a porn actress that the “toxic stew of the modern university” includes women’s studies programs and sex education.
The radio segment has been unavailable on American Family Radio's website. See Ruse's comments below, captured by Right Wing Watch:
That is the nonsense that they teach in women’s studies at Duke University, this is where she learned this. The toxic stew of the modern university is gender studies, it’s “Sex Week,” they all have “Sex Week” and teaching people how to be sex-positive and overcome the patriarchy. My daughters go to a little private religious school and we pay an arm and a leg for it precisely to keep them away from all of this kind of nonsense. I do hope that they go to a Christian college or university and to keep them so far away from the hard left, human-hating people that run modern universities, who should all be taken out and shot.
Posted by hue | Fri Mar 14, 2014, 06:32 PM (12 replies)
This fellow really ought to run for president someday. Listening to him is like sticking your head two feet into the fever swamp mud and leaving it there.
If Americans don’t protect the unborn, they won’t protect people at the end of life either, Mike Huckabee said Wednesday night at a Washington gala sponsored by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.
The former Arkansas governor and one-time presidential candidate said women typically cite hardship or inconvenience as their reason for getting an abortion — the same reasons that he said could be used to justify ending the lives of the elderly.
“If we teach the generation coming after us that it’s okay to terminate a human life because it represents a financial hardship or social disruption, what are we telling them?” Huckabee asked.
Mind you, this is coming from Mike Huckabee, spokesman for that swath of the Republican base that thinks it should be reasonable to terminate a human life because it represents a financial hardship to their insurance company. They've got a bit of a spotty record on most of the rest of the whole keeping-people-alive front as well—see subsections food, heat, shelter and sub-subsection water supply.
Posted by hue | Thu Mar 13, 2014, 06:28 PM (16 replies)
A group of northern Wisconsin residents has filed a lawsuit alleging a company looking to dig a huge iron mine near Lake Superior needed a permit before it launched exploratory excavations last month.
The lawsuit argues the Department of Natural Resources' failure to require Gogebic Taconite to obtain a storm water permit resulted in no safeguards to reduce potential pollution as snow melt and rain runs off excavation debris. The lawsuit demands a judge declare a permit is necessary and order the DNR to force Gogebic Taconite to mitigate any environmental damage.
"They want the DNR told that's not the way to do this. But they're also very concerned about the impending damage to the environment," the group's attorney, former Midwest Environmental Advocates lawyer Dennis Grzezinski, said. "The snow hasn't melted and the rains haven't come. There's time for folks to take some steps."
The group filed the lawsuit Monday in Iron County. The state Justice Department is representing the DNR in the case; an agency spokeswoman declined to comment Wednesday. Gogebic Taconite spokesman Bob Seitz didn't immediately return telephone messages.
Gogebic Taconite is looking dig a 4½-mile long iron mine in the Penokee Hills near Mellen. The project has become one of the most bitterly debated outdoors issues Wisconsin has grappled with in years.
Supporters insist the mine will bring jobs to the economically depressed region. Opponents, including the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, fear the mine will pollute one of the last pristine areas in the state. Republican lawmakers added to the furor last year when they passed a law relaxing state regulations to help jump-start the mine.
Gogebic Taconite will and now has, as I've said in the past, RAPE WI land, air & waters. They'll come in without permits, having bought & controll WI's DNR, and do as they please with no regard for the consequences!! They'll come in to mine & deal with lawsuits later. They CARE NOT that they are destroying the environment and subsequently the lives & way of living for many Wisconsinites! They enter quickly and leave quickly relying on the Justice system to take their never-ending time. Everything is in place as Wanker has appointed his cronies in the DNR to leave WI vulnerable to the takers!! This is a RAPE of virgin resources for which Wisconsinites will suffer the consequences.
Think!!! How many fricken WI jobs did G-Tac create to get the sampling done?? The sample was trucked to Minnesota.
THERE NEEDS TO BE A RESTRAINING ORDER PLACED ON GOGEBIC AND OUR DNR SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE NOW!!
Posted by hue | Thu Mar 13, 2014, 03:42 PM (2 replies)
Conservative pollster Rasmussen shows Scott Walker and Mary Burke tied in March
by blue cheddar • March 13, 2014
The conservative pollster Rasmussen shows that Mary Burke and Scott Walker are tied. Back in January the Marquette U. poll showed Walker at 47% to Burke’s 41%.
Given the methods used by Rasmussen, the tie also suggests that Mary Burke is polling well with Wisconsin’s conservatives and – no shocker here – with women.
I’d like to say with confidence that Scott Walker’s popularity took a strong hit following the release of the Rindfleisch #WalkerDocs. It would seem logical.
However, given the limited play* the emails got across the state, and the subsequent drowning of that story due to the more salacious Bill “Boob Grabber” Kramer story, it’s not clear to me that we should credit the John Doe #Walkerdocs for poll changes right now.
If you’re feeling especially ebullient to know that Walker is sweating bullets over this, I know where you’re coming from.
And yet I cosign what Jack Craver wrote in his piece on the poll:
“Keep in mind that the results of the poll do not necessarily mean that the electorate has significantly shifted since the last poll showed Walker up by six points on Burke. Not only does the 4.5 point margin allow for a substantial swing either way, but there’s always a chance that the poll is a statistical outlier.”
Posted by hue | Thu Mar 13, 2014, 03:18 PM (4 replies)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, fired back at House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for claiming that poverty is caused by men in “our inner cities” who are “not even thinking about working.” His comments “are a thinly veiled racial attack and cannot be tolerated,” Lee said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “Let’s be clear, when Mr. Ryan says ‘inner city,’ when he says, ‘culture,’ these are simply code words for what he really means: ‘black.’”
“As someone who sits on the Budget Committee with Mr. Ryan, I know that his assertions about the racial dynamics of poverty are not only statistically inaccurate, but deeply offensive,” she said. “Instead of demonizing “culture,” and blaming black men for their poverty, Mr. Ryan should step up and produce some legitimate proposals on how to tackle poverty and racial discrimination in America. His uninformed policy proposals continue to increase poverty, not solve it. My colleague is demonstrating a complete lack of knowledge and understanding of the issues in urban and black communities.”
In a radio interview on Wednesday, Ryan hinted at wanting work requirements for men in inner cities in upcoming House legislation, citing the work of Charles Murray — a conservative who argues blacks are genetically less intelligent than whites — to prove his point. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning to value the culture of work, so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with,” Ryan said.
Posted by hue | Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:32 AM (3 replies)
Raleigh, N.C. — Links and documents about climate change have recently disappeared from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources website.
As recently as Jan. 21, information about climate change was available on the front page of the Division of Air Quality's website. Sometime in the last two months, the page was edited to remove the link.
The link used to connect users to a page full of information and resources about greenhouse gases and climate change. That page no longer exists, either.
Two major reports on climate change are also missing from the site: a 100-page report on the possible economic impacts of greenhouse gas mitigation and the state's 118-page Climate Action Plan, a multi-year project involving dozens of experts and policymakers. Both were commissioned by the state legislature, then controlled by Democrats, and completed in 2008.
Posted by hue | Thu Mar 13, 2014, 08:16 AM (0 replies)
Source: THINK PROGRESS
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) previewed his upcoming legislative proposals for reforming America’s poverty programs during an appearance on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America Wednesday, hinting that he would focus on creating work requirements for men “in our inner cities” and dealing with the “real culture problem” in these communities. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with,” he said.
Ryan also cited Charles Murray, a conservative social scientist who believes African-Americans are, as a population, less intelligent than whites due to genetic differences and that poverty remains a national problem because “a lot of poor people are born lazy.”
Ryan’s comments come a week after he released a 204-page report analyzing the effectiveness of the nation’s anti-poverty programs 50 years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a national War on Poverty. The former GOP vice presidential candidate, who argues that federal anti-poverty programs have contributed to the nation’s high poverty rate and “created what’s known as the poverty trap,” is expected to offer reforms to the programs in his upcoming FY 2015 budget.
Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/12/3394871/ryan-poverty-inner-city/
Posted by hue | Wed Mar 12, 2014, 12:36 PM (49 replies)
In a state with a stalled economy, and with but roughly half the 250,000 jobs he promised to create on the books after one now fast-expiring term, Scott Walker has ID'd the state's most pressing problem:
Legalizing a suppressed vote so he can win re-election and position himself for a Presidential run:
Gov. Scott Walker says he would call lawmakers into special session to modify Wisconsin's voter photo identification requirements to conform to court rulings.
Walker told reporters during a Wisconsin Bankers Association gathering at a Madison convention center Tuesday that he sees voter ID as the most pressing election-related issue Wisconsin faces. He says he wants voter ID in place before the November elections.
What a self-serving and anti-democratic use of state power.
Posted by hue | Wed Mar 12, 2014, 08:13 AM (12 replies)