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|It's official: Koch brothers "signal support for Scott Walker"
While Mr. Walker continues the process of dismantling the state of Wisconsin , and while my fellow Wisconsinites are starting to come to their senses and driving down his approval ratings , Walker ...
|Walker says it out loud: I am at war with Wisconsin citizens
Scott Walker has spoken. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. In Puddytat's current diary , we learn about Walker waiting for God to whisper in his ear and tell him ...
|The puppet-masters behind Walker
Get ready. In the next few days, alas, all eyes will be on Wisconsin once again, as the state legislature — no doubt with the Walker campaign's permission and encouragement — takes up right-to-...
|"Walker makes state a laughing stock": What a letter!
This amazing letter to the editor was just posted at Rice Lake Online .
|Republican governors running for president, and their budgets
A short diary, but I couldn't help but notice a pattern among awful Republican governors who are hoping to be president, and how their state budgets are faring.
|Scott Walker vs. The Truth. Truth Wins. This round.
It has been a wild 24 hours in Wisconsin, following Scott Walker's budget address to the state legislature last night. Pleased to see Hunter's diary up there. I can't do full justice to the horrid ...
|Stunning graphics from NYT article: take note Wisconsin!
I wrote this before seeing Joan McCarter's diary . Please see the graphics embedded there! _____ A quick diary here, highlighting a lead article over at the New York Times , The Affordable Care Act:
|An appeal to Wisconsin's young voters
This appeal is aimed at YOU, young Wisconsin voter. I remember seeing you walking down the streets and sidewalks in Madison on cold February days three and half years ago, streams of you making ...
|Marking Martha's Passing: Centennial Commemorations
As I was writing this up, Lenny Flank posted this diary on the passenger pigeon. It's on the Rec List right now. I thought I'd go ahead and post mine because it includes additional links to current ...
|RIP: The woman you never heard of... who changed our world!
Milly Zantow has passed away is Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin at 91. You likely never heard of her. And yet she affected your life every day for decades. You know the little triangle symbols on ...
|Fighting for Wisconsin's Soul
This morning's New York Times features an article, "The Fight for Wisconsin's Soul," by Dan Kaufman. While Wisconsin celebrates the Badgers making the Final Four, another long-time part of the state'
|What's happened to the Wisconsin you grew up in?
StellaRay posted a good diary yesterday: A tale of two governors: so similar and so different , looking at Christie vs. Walker. And just a day later, the story of Walker his criminal, hateful, petty,
|Trashing a State, Trashing a Tradition: Scott Walker at Work
I have been waiting for one of my fellow Badgers to pick up on this story , but haven't seen it diaried yet. So I'll give it a go. It's from Milwaukee Magazine, published 1/3/2014. Here's the ...
|“I can go to the doctor now?”
That's the opening line in a front-page Washington Post article, "In rural Kentucky, debate over health law takes a back seat as people sign up." Wow. A positive story and some in-depth reporting ...
|Turkey: "Today many unpleasant things happened"
I have been exchanging messages today with a friend in Ankara who has been participating in the protests there over the last two weeks, including the first demonstrations in Gezi park.
|RIP, Bernie Sahlins, and thank you....
Bernie Sahlins died yesterday, at 90, in Chicago, the city he made a hotspot for comedy talent through the revolutionary work of Second City. At Second City, he and his co-founders changed the very ...
|TAMMY! TAMMY! TAMMY!
Oh, blessed day. Tammy Baldwin elected senator from Wisconsin!!!!!!!!
|Avery Durable View Binder: The reviews are in!
The meme that goes on and on! Not a profound diary this one, but I couldn't resist sharing the Amazon reviews of the Avery Durable View Binder with 2 Inch EZ-Turn Ring, White, 1 Binder. Sheer ...
|Today's "Word of the Day": Romney edition!
Sometimes I think the folks over at Dictionary.com have a real sense of humor, or irony, or.... sarcasm, banter, burlesque, contempt, contrariness, criticism, derision, humor, incongruity, jibe, ...
|Call their BS: Tell them "I'm better off!"
This stuff just infuriates me. Here's the article from the New York Times: G.O.P. Seizes on a Question: Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago? . Read it and rend your garments: ...
|WOW. Jonathan Bernstein whales on Ryan big-time.
A quick little diary just to get this passed along. In "The Plum Line" blog at the Washington Post , Jonathan Bernstein has just made a most righteous and entirely justified rant . Just go read it.
|Paul Ryan?! Prepare to open your $350 Pinot Noir
I can't resist. I posted a couple comments earlier in diaries by Joan McCarter and TexMex , reminding us all of the classic Paul Ryan moment from last summer, when he was seen in a Washington DC ...
|Must Read NYT: "How Did Wisconsin Become the Most Politically Divisive Place in America?" w/ update
The New York Times has just posted this excellent and comprehensive article by Dan Kaufman. It will appear in their Sunday magazine. Of all the summaries that I have read of the Wisconsin situation,
|For peat's sake: the latest Walker outrage
In Wisconsin, the hits just keep coming... Hits on teachers and students, hits on public employees and unions, hits on the elderly and the disadvantaged, hits on voters and farmers and local ...
|A visit with Abe Lincoln and Mother Jones
A couple weeks ago I had occasion to cross Illinois on my way between St. Louis and Wisconsin. Along the way, I stopped to see two old friends. Like, really old friends. But they have been much ...
|Happy 125th birthday, Aldo Leopold.
I am tempted to add to the title: "....now get back to work!" Today is Aldo Leopold's 125th birthday. Leopold is highly regarded as one ...
|Wisconsin: "See what makes us unique"
Hello, fellow Recallers and Friends of Recallers far and near. Tonight I found myself up at the capitol square in Madison at the end of the day. It was a cool (but warm for December!) evening, ...
|Has Obama just won re-election?
Wow. I'm watching the crowds gathering and cheering in Lafayette Square. What a moment! From the deep despair of 9/11... to the confusion and sorrow and anger of the days that followed... to the ...
|I S**t You Not Dept (WI Division): "Support for unions drives wedge in tea party" UPDATEx2
So I've been enjoying reading about the Tea Party/Palin EPIC FAIL in Madison today ...
|Tom Toles vs. Paul Ryan: Toles wins again!
Tom Toles has long been my favorite editorial cartoonist. I'm signed up at www.gocomics.com to automatically receive, every day, his days's work. The really ...
|New developments in Wisconsin solidarity: Zombies on Parade! UPDATE: Faux News reports!
Gee, I thought someone else would have diaried this by now. But having searched and found nothing, your humble Badger correspondent submits this for your consideration. While taking a little ...
|Farmer Tony Schultz to be on Ed Schultz tonight?! Go Tony!!
Dang, this social networking stuff actually works! Yesterday I posted this diary , ...
|Wisconsin farmer on fire! Awesome video. UPDATEx2
I'm hungover (physically, not literally) after a long day at the capitol in Madison. Another day, another awesome display of determined, proud, persistent, playful, peaceful Badgerness. I wish ...
|The Way Forward in Wisconsin?
This is mainly intended for my fellow Wisconsinites, but of course thoughts from everyone, everywhere, are welcome. We are all Badgers now. I've been in Madison at the Capitol half a dozen times ...
|Signs of the Times in Madison
Another long, exhausting, exhilerating, incredible day on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin today. To all my fellow Badgers: LET'S KEEP GOING FORWARD! I have a feeling the bad weather predicted ...
|Free bratwursts!! (and other notes from Madison)
I spent a good part of yesterday in Madison at the rallies, and have been talking with friends who were there today. I wanted to prepare a more thoughtful, more careful, more analytic report, but ...
|Palin's "Have you no sense of decency, madam" moment?
This diary expands on a comment I made in the rec list diary . As Congresswoman ...
|Stephen Schneider has died
Stanford University climate scientist Stephen Schneider died today at the age of 65.
|To Hell With You, James Carville
I have never liked the Great Windbag, and now I'm just beside myself. We find this lovely piece of ...
|Norman Borlaug, 1914-2009
I'm surpised no one has diaried this yet. Norman Borlaug, the "father of the green revolution," has ...
|A GREAT Obama appointment! -- Jane Lubchenco UPDATE
I know all the focus of discussion today is about Rick Warren. It's obviously an important discussion to have. It's also plain that Obama will take other actions and make other appointments that ...
|I reached my McCain robocall threshold tonight!
I live in small-town/rural Wisconsin, which I suppose is one factor behind the McCain/Palin campaign's targeting me and my neighbors with their incessant and utterly disgusting robocalls. They must ...
|My Obama campaign idea: 50-day countdown
Like so many others watching the campaign unfold, I've been going a little nuts hearing All Palin All the Time; getting frustrated by the stupid media distractions; worrrying about the polls pulling ...
|COWARD! AP: "Bush Will Not Appear Monday at G.O.P. Convention"
There you have it. Incredible. Bush and the Republicans have taken refuge in the hurricane by fleeing... St. Paul. Here's the ...
|Reading My Mind Over the Internets: HCwDBs responds to Palin Selection!
An irresistible diary, for which I offer a pre-emptive apology! I've been reading through all the diaries rolling through here on the choice of Gov. Palin, trying to gain my own sense of this ...
|"Elderly Chinese Women Sentenced to Labor Re-education" An Olympic moment.
I haven't had much time to watch the Olympics. I catch a little of the broadcasts late at night. I miss the simpler Olympics that I remember watching as a kid, but I still try to extract the ...
|NYT headline: "Shipping Costs Start to Crimp Globalization"
This is one of those headlines that I have wondered if I would ever live to see. And there it is. The entire economic edifice and ideology that has shaped the world through my lifetime now caught ...
|Hey, Bo Diddley! Good-bye, Bo....
Not much really to say beyond this: We've just lost another one of the greats. Here's the link. It's not a bad legacy: ...
|New Castle (PA) News endorses Obama
The small city of New Castle is in west-central Pennsylvania, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh, 25 miles east of Youngstown. I've stopped there while traveling east on I-80, and I know a bit ...
|The headline we've all been waiting for!!
It's like the first faint glow of pale light after an endless night... the first thin beam of sunlight cutting through the clouds after a thunderstorm... the first calling of migrating geese in the ...
|The 4,000th: keeping vigil, keeping vigilant
For at least three years now, I have had the Iraq Coalition Casualties website bookmarked on my computer. Every morning I ...
|Barack Obama and the Holy Grail: An Adaptation
Inspired by this comment in RobertInWisconsin'...
|Texas and Florida: Fighting the Impression of Legitimacy
This is driving me nuts. So I go on-line to find the final results and delegate count from the Texas caucuses. I go the New York Times'
|I grieve, too... but for a different reason
As I wait here -- much too late at night for me -- with hope that the tide might yet turn in Texas, here's the thing that eats at me... the thing that I just cannot stand to wake up in the morning ...
|Wisconsin: the morning after
I was up late last night, hanging out at polling palace after it closed to get the fresh results, watching and celebrating as the statewide results came in, and then waiting for the adrenalin to ...
|Fired up! Ready to go vote! It's primary day in Wisconsin! (with pics)
“Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter”.... Cabin fever has reached epidemic proportions in Wisconsin. We've had snow on the ground since early November, and have ...
|Theodore Roosevelt endorses Obama! (No kidding!)
It's true! Theodore Roosevelt has signed on to the list of environmental leaders supporting Barack Obama at Environmentalists for ...
|From Wisconsin: A New Line for Obama!
I may be wrongly assuming that no one else has come up with this yet. But I am just so momentarily full of myself that I believe my recommended line for Obama will RULE THE DAY when it comes to ...
|Burma Rising: Honor to the Fallen Monks
Today was a terrible day of inevitable backlash in Burma, with the military dictatorship attacking the peaceful protesters at sites around the country. Thank you to zysea for keeping this visible ...
|UPDATE Burma Rising: The Wave Continues to Build
Yesterday I posted this diary about the rapidly evolving situation in Burma/Myanmar. (And thank you again to the good rescue rangers ...
|UPDATE-2 Burma Rising: Turning the Begging Bowl Upside Down
If you are reading the news, you know that amazing events are unfolding in Myanmar/Burma*. I've been watching DailyKos for any diaries on this, but having seen none, I'll step up and offer some ...
|Oil and Iraq: Greenspan's Further Comment
The Washington Post is running an article today by Bob Woodward providing further elaboration of Alan Greenspan's comment in his new book that "the Iraq War is largely about oil." ...
|Another Iran incident. What the hell is going on?
First we get Bush doing his bogeyman act today before the American Legion. Shades of ...
|The "Presidential Advance Manual": Get out your brown shirts!
In today's Washington Post , Dan Froomkin has an item in his White House Watch column about ...
|Rachel Carson's 100th birthday: the attacks begin
This coming Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Rachel Carson's birth in Springdale, Pennsylvania. A series ...
|New WSJ/Harris poll: Bush at 28%!!
I'm surprised no one else has posted this yet. I'm not a WSJ subscriber, but here's the ...
|Krazy Korn and Ethanol Mania
The main page of the New York Times is featuring an article entitled " Farmers to Plant Most Amount of Corn Since ’44 ."
|At the Crossroads: Ethanol vs. the Conservation Reserve Program
This is adapted and expanded from a comment on one of yesterday's diaries, Farm and Biofuels Report . For those of you who are urban-
|1 picture = 1000+ words (w/poll)
I sometimes wonder what goes on in the heads of newspaper editors as they compose their editions. They no doubt know what they are doing. But why are they doing it?
|Grist's Top 10 Green Stories of 2006
Sorry if someone posted a diary on this before, but... over at Grist.com, the "main dish" is a review of the top 10 green ...
|Madison's Air America station to stay on air!
Wow, what a nice early Christmas present, and what a nice story to wake up to (on NPR!) Madison's Air America outlet MIC 92.1 was slated to be turned over to a local Fox Sports format on Jan. 1. ...
|A sobering map for the winter solstice
In about an an hour (7:22 PM EST), the Earth will pass the solstice moment on its yearly trek around the sun. Winter will begin. But the winter is changing. With all due respects to all of you ...
|Adventures in ethanology: Biofuels on (and from) the prairie?
With the several global warming diaries up there on the recommended list, and with the oil supply aspects of whatever is going on behind the scenes with this whole Bush/Iraq/Saudi/new-way-forward ...
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