Category: Economic Development

Every Brat Has Its Thorns

Posted May 19th, 2014 @ 11:57 AM by

“Not paying fairly, not giving a job because you are only looking at how to make a profit, that goes against God.” Pope Francis Madison’s Annual Bratfest will have a new flavor this year, a fifth stage sprinkled with a dose of “Christianity”. The festival’s turn toward faith mirrors that of Tim Metcalfe, a co-owner […]

Jim Villa — $178,000/Yr + Cadillac Bennies!

Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 7:51 AM by

The UW system created a new job- Vice President of University Relations at the University of Wisconsin System. Many immensely qualified people applied for this job, unfortunately we found out that only one qualification mattered….the ability to kiss the ring of the republicans in charge of our state. For this important qualification, they found the […]

Wisconsin State Journal – Getting It Wrong for 100 Years!

Posted March 10th, 2014 @ 9:47 AM by

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Wisconsin State Journal published an editorial on March 9th, 1914 proclaiming “Send Pickles to fight Scurvy“. Are you aware the scurvy is prevailing in our army, and our troops are diminishing every day in consequence? If so, why not try to alleviate their sufferings, […]

Privatization Pirates!

Posted November 7th, 2013 @ 8:07 AM by

Watching Captain Phillips recently, my wife turned to me and said “I’ve found someone who has a harder job than I do”. I pointed out that, that is because the pirates have found a legal way to steal your money! The fight to protect our public schools is getting harder and harder by the day. […]

United Sportsmen

Posted October 29th, 2013 @ 10:10 AM by

There is a scandal brewing in Wisconsin that not only typifies exactly who the Wisconsin Republican party is but what is wrong with Wisconsin the last three years. A quick recap, Scott Suder knew he was going to be one of the first rats to jump the ship, so before he did, he wrote a […]

Education – Must Read

Posted August 28th, 2013 @ 12:15 AM by

H/T Heather @ Monologues of Dissent! As our children go back to school and you meet with the teachers, administrators and classmates, tour the schools and get caught up in the excitement of a new school year, keep something in mind. The Republicans in Wisconsin are trying to dismantle it all! As Heather points out, […]

The Voucher Scam!

Posted August 17th, 2013 @ 1:25 PM by

The truth of school Vouchers is slowly starting to come out and its not pretty. While Scott Walker, Robin Vos, et al. will tell you that they have “reformed” education, they will not be telling you the truth. Let’s start in Wisconsin where the republican minority have greatly increased the public education money that is […]

Why I Left The Catholic Church

Posted June 25th, 2013 @ 11:53 PM by

They say a picture says 1000 words and this one most certainly does. When the Bishop of my Catholic Church decides to spend his time supporting a person who makes a living selling hatred and vitriol, and has been known to skip on her bills, beat up policemen and try to organize boycotts of businesses […]

Another Victim

Posted June 2nd, 2013 @ 7:29 AM by

Governor Scott Walker and his Wisconsin legislative cronies have claimed another victim in their war on the locally owned “Mom and Pop” store! Johannsen’s Greenhouse, a Madison establishment since 1960 will be closing at the end of the summer! Karen said the family had no immediate plans to close shop, but then an unsolicited offer […]

D-Day for Public Education

Posted May 29th, 2013 @ 8:43 AM by

Today is the day that we have been discussing for weeks. Today is the day that the legislature starts discussing public school funding. Unfortunately for the children and the future of the state it doesn’t look good: As we know the privatize our schools lobby is well funded and staffed with incredibly unethical people. The […]

Why Teachers Need a Union – Part 2

Posted March 28th, 2013 @ 9:33 AM by

I posted before some examples why teachers need a union. From Idaho we get another case study! A high school science teacher in Idaho is under investigation by the state’s professional standards commission because he reportedly used the word “vagina” during a biology lesson. Tim McDaniel, who teaches 10th grade science at Dietrich School, told […]