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Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 06:06 PM PST

Wisconsin Act 10: 2 years later

by astroguy

An interesting article in the Milwaukee Journal on the events that occurred in Wisconsin starting in February 2011 as a result of the proposal and subsequent passage of Act 10.  It is important for everyone to be informed because Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has his sights set on the White House.  And if you thought George Bush the 43rd was bad, wait to hear this towering intellect.  More beyond the Orange Cheese Curd.

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Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:14 PM PST

A question about union rights

by astroguy

I am a public school teacher in a post-Act 10 Wisconsin School District.  In general we have had a gentle transition from our worker's utopia to the brand new corporate world now required by Governor Walker. I still belong to WEAC, the Wisconsin branch of the NEA. However, something happened at work today that irritated me and I am looking for some input from any labor experts out there.  Follow me beyond the Orange Curly thing...

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Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 02:51 PM PST

Wisconsin and Morning Joe

by astroguy

After catching the segment in which Joe and his guests collectively took President Obama to the woodshed for not having John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Allan West and the rest of the gang over for a slumber party in the tree fort I was hopeful that I would hear some news.  Alas, my Senator, Ron Johnson was on.  Forward, beyond the orange cheese curd.

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Ron Johnson:

17%5 votes
82%24 votes

| 29 votes | Vote | Results

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Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 07:14 PM PDT

Rekindling the Wisconsin Idea

by astroguy

The Wisconsin Idea began in 1904 with the belief that research conducted in the University of Wisconsin system should be targeted on improving the life, health and environment of the people of the state. The Idea was expanded into the political arena, led by the famous Bob La Follette, Sr., with the aim of improving the lives of the greatest number of people as possible.  

The election of Scott Walker to Governor, coupled with control of the legislative branch to the a branch of the Republican party enamored with power has seriously jeopardized the Idea. This June we may take back the Governor's House and the Senate.  But if that occurs, what is the plan to restore the Idea?  Here are some of my ideas.

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