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Trouble Ahead for the Housing Market

Posted: Sunday, August 5th, 2018

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Time To Boycott Public Schools?

Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

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Andrew Zuelke Announces for State Treasurer

Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

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Progressive Hypocrisy – Part 1

Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Progressive hypocrisy.

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The Ticket Racket

Posted: Monday, May 14th, 2018

Effectively, getting traffic tickets isn't a reflection on the safety of our driving, it's just another way to get more money for government.

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Prominent Democrat Arrested for Attempted Prostitution Solicitation

Posted: Monday, March 12th, 2018

Where do local Democrats stand on the #MeToo Movement? 

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Liberals Try to Derail Brennan Nomination

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018

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Government Agencies Free to Abuse Power

Posted: Monday, December 31st, 2012

Wisconsin Supreme CourtJustice David Prosser states, "This case epitomizes the growth of agency power, the decline of judicial review, and the tenuous state of property rights in the 21st Century."

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Cato Gives Walker "B" Grade

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

              The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, has given Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker a "B" grade in its 2012 "Fiscal Policy Report Card."             The institute praised Walker's handling of long-term fiscal policies in the state. The most prominent example was Act 10, which imposed restrictions on collective bargaining and required employee contributions for health insurance and pensions.

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 Controversy Raised over Potential Mining Jobs

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

 There are companies that want to invest millions of dollars in rural Wisconsin communities and create thousands of jobs in the process, but certain residents, their local governments and special interest groups are doing everything they can to stop it.

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Will Wisconsin's Budget Stay in Black?

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

"Given the austerity in the last budget, there's going to be a lot of interest groups that are looking to get their piece of the pie," said Dale Knapp, research director at the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.

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Tea Party: Nullify ObamaCare

Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012

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Reformation-Era Document Illustrates Resistance to Tyranny

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

With more Americans than ever realizing that both political parties are bankrupt when it comes to standards, principles, vision, and virtues, and more Americans than ever realizing that there is no Federal solution to our nation's problems, but rather the Federal government is the problem, the release of the Magdeburg Confession could not be more timely.

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Dangers of the Fox/Wisconsin Heritage Parkway

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In recent years, the National Park Service [NPS] has been declaring certain areas of our country as "National Heritage Areas".  According to the NPS, "National Heritage Areas [NHA] are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally important landscape.

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Districts Try to Borrow to Save on Ballooning Pension Debt

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Wisconsin Reporter           Despite claims to the contrary, the Wisconsin Retirement System is not fully funded.             Not only because the public pension system assumes what in recent years has proved to be unrealistic rate of return on its investments, boosting its funding ratio, but towns, counties and school districts across the state owe tens of millions of dollars in back payments to the pension fund.

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Wisconsin Turnaround: Revenues Surge, State Finances Getting Stronger

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

 The day after the Federal debt exceeded $16 trillion, Wisconsin officials announced their state's finances are strong and getting stronger.             According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, total general purpose revenue (GPR) tax collections increased 4.7 percent in fiscal year 2012 to $13,514.6 million. That beats, by 126.6 million, the Department's May 2012 estimate of $13,388.0 million.

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WI Unions Win Collective Bargaining Battle

Posted: Friday, September 14th, 2012

While the Democratic Party and the unions may have won a victory over the issue of collective bargaining, the GOP and their tea party foot soldiers may have just lost any sense of apathy towards the coming November elections.

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Increasing Minimum Wage Hurts Teens

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Calls for an increase in the minimum wage would not help low skill workers and would have a devastating impact on teen employment, according to the MacIver Institute.

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Crop Insurance, Relief Hits Taxpayers on all Sides

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Wisconsin Reporter            This summer's drought decimated George Andrew's corn crop. Even a good, soaking rain every day from now until harvest time won't help.

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Don't Dis' The Wis.

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

TimNerenz.com           Now it's official - Wisconsin is the new center of the conservative universe.  You can Mess with Texas again, just don't Dis' The Wis.

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Thompson Wins GOP Senate Primary Race

Posted: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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Wisconsin Scores Plunge Under Tougher Accountability Standards

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Costs from Union Protests Continue to Mount

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Our Republic Under God Versus the God of the STATE!

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012

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Eau Claire River's Big Falls

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Union Membership Plummets in Wisconsin

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

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Act 10 and Quality Education

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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Mike Krsiean Runs for Congress

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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Should I Vote for Walker?

Posted: Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Walker did all this with a surprising amount of courage and humility.  Yet because of these good things, Democrats across this State want to force him out of office

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Milwaukee Church Loses Tax Exemption

Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2012

We believe that churches should be free to pursue their missions without concern that the government will decide how best they should manage their property.

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Act 10 and Quality Education

Posted: Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Jim Jones, Superintendent of Stanley-Boyd Area Schools, believes that Governor Walker has given administrators more power to control the financial aspects facing their school districts.

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City of Bayfield Stops Oppressing B&B's

Posted: Friday, May 11th, 2012

These regulations had restricted who could own and operate a B&B in Bayfield by requiring owners to...

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How 'Caring Loudly' Hurts Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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"GASLAND" Documentary Debunked

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Recall: Stage One Set for May 8th

Posted: Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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Suffering from Military Poisoning

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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A More Realistic View of the State Budget

Posted: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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School Districts and Wasteful Spending

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Population Realities

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Senator Month in Review

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Senator Vinehout's Month in Review         Senator Moulton's Month in Review  

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Wisconsin's Gov. Walker Rejects Obamacare Funds

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Gov. Walker stepped up to the plate. He just directed the state Department of Health Services to inform the federal government that Wisconsin would be discontinuing any further development of its ObamaCare-mandated "health exchange." Some progress had already been made, although just how much remains unclear.

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Van Hollen Continues Attack on Amish Farmer

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Answers to the Issues

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2012

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Downward Wisconsin

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012

"So who is it that caused the funding crisis in our schools and the skyrocketing tax rates on our homes?  It is the same ignoramuses who are sitting on bridges, pooping on things, and passing around recall petitions.  The unemployed 26-year old in the hemp hat looking for sympathy might look instead for some inspiration from Jerome I. Case, who started his agricultural equipment business at the age of 21, miraculously without an iPhone 4s."

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Let's Recall the Recall Legislation in Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

"I can't be silent any longer. I am fed up with the recall frenzy going on in our state. Don't misunderstand me. I fully support the constitutional right of the petitioners to attempt a recall of the governor. What I don't like is the law itself. Before I explain why, let's discuss the background for what is taking place in Wisconsin."

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Controversial Debate Begins on Long-Awaited WI Mining Bill

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"Controversy greeted the long-awaited mining bill introduced Thursday that supporters say will trigger an economic boon for Wisconsin, but critics contend could spell environmental disaster."

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Wanted: Underage Sex Promoters

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"In hiring children to spread their "perverted" message, one pro-lifer says Wisconsin Planned Parenthood is promoting statutory rape."

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Atty. Gen. Van Hollen (R) Goes after Local Farmer

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012

"Wisconsin's Attorney General feels he must prosecute farmers who are trying to make a living by selling raw milk to Citizens who prefer it. Based on charges resulting from an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), the Atty. General's office issued a press release Dec. 7, 2011, in which Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on December 6, 2011, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, acting as special prosecutor for Sauk County, filed a summons and criminal complaint in Sauk County Circuit Court accusing Vernon D. Hershberger, a Loganville, Sauk County resident, with four counts that relate to the sale of food without a license, as well as producing and processing dairy products without a license and violating a holding order."

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Van Hollen: More Concealed Carry Requirements Coming

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Despite being rebuked by the Joint Committee for making up his own "rules", Attorney General Van Hollen clearly isn't finished trying to make it hard for your to get a CCW permit.  He's going to write more "rules", but doesn't want the blow-back from gun owners or the Joint Committee for Review of Administration Rules.

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US Senators Weigh In on Wisconsin Senate Race

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011

"We need more conservatives in the United States Senate, not more liberal-establishment career politicians," said Sen. Paul.

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Supporters Feel Betrayed by Wisconsin Gov. Walker on ObamaCare

Posted: Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Some activists are still giving Gov. Walker the benefit of the doubt - for now - especially because he has consistently stated his opposition to Obama's health scheme. But if he fails to undo the "emergency rule" and return the ObamaCare grant money after understanding what it really means, that will change.

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SmartGrowth Reform is About Choice, Local Control

Posted: Friday, November 11th, 2011

"These mandates deny local communities and units of government a voice in the planning stages of development by forcing expensive regulations on them that were written by bureaucrats at the State Capitol."

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Rep. Duffy on Education Mandates

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011

"Congressman Duffy understands that Wisconsin educators must be free to make the best curriculum and financial choices if Wisconsin's ACT and SAT test scores are to remain among the top in the country. Although Congressman Duffy is not a member of any Federal Education Committee, he keeps Wisconsin schools among his top priorities."

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Concealed Carry Comes to Wisconsin

Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2011

"Wisconsin residents will soon me able to get permission to conceal-carry handguns.  The Department is anticipating a lot of work in order to respond to the projected tens of thousands of applicants they are likely to receive come November 1st."

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Discrimination Law Trumps Safety and Property Rights

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011

"Common sense and property rights have both been slain on the altar of this so-called law. This is bureaucracy gone mad."

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Retired Teachers Get Bargain from Loss of Collective Bargaining

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

"Many teachers retired earlier this year due to fears of layoffs and possible reductions in pension payments.  Now that things have changed, schools are rehiring not only new teachers, but also recently retired teachers."

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Wisconsin Schools and Unfunded Mandates: Interview with Gov. Walker

Posted: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

"Governor Walker defines his mission: "We'd like to pull back mandates as much as possible and put the power back into the hands of the people, the school board, and the school districts. We've looked at the past when mandates were simple to implement by hiring reading specialists rather than mandates which dictate curriculum such as requiring the teaching of the history of labor."

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Senate Race Heats Up Early

Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2011

"Things look set to heat up on the Republican side of the ticket as former congressman, candidate for Senator, and candidate for Governor Mark Neumann prepares himself for a more than likely race against former four-term Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson."

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Wisconsin Judge Says We Have No Right to Consume Foods of Our Choice

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

"According to the judge's interpretation of Wisconsin law under the original decision, only 'a license holder' or an individual 'who has a bona fide ownership interest in the milk producer' can make milk available."

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Wisconsin Parents Exercising Educational Choice

Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2011

"The MacIver Educational Choice Census reveals that 261,301 Wisconsin school children are educated in a place other than their traditional, geographically-assigned public school. That's up 17.7 percent from the 222,086 children from the last MacIver census."

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Experience Wisconsin's Living History

Posted: Friday, September 2nd, 2011

"As you travel through the grounds, you will experience the sights and sounds and smells of an actual early 1800's fur trading center. Among the characters you'll meet are French merchants with red knit caps, black smiths in wide leather aprons, rugged mountain men decked in skins and fur, and Native Americans in elaborately beaded costumes."

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Bill to Slow Growth of Oppressive Regulations for Small Businesses

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

"MSenator Terry Moultonoulton, along with State Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), have proposed to the Legislature the Small Business Regulatory Relief Act, which recently passed the Senate.  The bill would make changes to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) and its power of new rules and regulations that affect small businesses in the State."

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Recall Election: Dems Fail to Gain Senate Majority

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"Randy HopperRepublicans narrowly won Wisconsin's unprecedented recall elections. In the August 9th elections, Democrats took two Wisconsin state Senate seats. That's one short of the Democrat's goal of three, which would have allowed the party to gain majority control of the Wisconsin Senate. Across the country, conservatives and Republicans celebrated the win as a triumph for Gov. Scott Walker and his effort to reign in government spending by reducing collective bargaining 'rights' for most public-sector unions."

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"A Republic If You Can Keep It!"

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

In 1787, a lady asked Constitution Convention Pennsylvania delegate Benjamin Franklin, "What form of government was created by this new constitution, a democracy or a monarchy?" Without hesitation, Franklin responded with the quote above.

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Passing on Our Rifleman Heritage

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

"Many have credited the American's ability to shoot their targets from long distances for winning its war for freedom.  Passing down that rifleman tradition is what the Appleseed Project is all about.  And the history centers around one significant day."

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Redistricting Map Draws Ire from Dems, GOPs

Posted: Monday, August 1st, 2011

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Stettin Township Seizes 72 Year Old Man's Livelihood

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011

"These actions by the Town of Stettin and the Marathon County Court against the Hoeppners are an example of the inherent dangers of excessive regulations and restrictions on our use of property.  Here before us is a living illustration of the terrible consequences of comprehensive planning. A 72 year old man and his wife being harassed nearly to death, for scratching out a living as they have always done on their land for over 40 years. Whatever happened to "respect your elders"?"

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Illegal Milk?

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

"Why is the Wisconsin government afraid of all natural milk?  Why do they want to criminalize farmers for simply selling milk from a cow?"

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News in Short - State 0212

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011

"News in Short - State"

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Ten Ways the WI Budget Could Be Better

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

"The State Budget is a solid plan.The best this state has seen in decades. It eliminates the structural deficit that has plagued this state for the last three administrations. But why settle for good?"

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Domestic Partnership is not Similar to Marriage Says Judge

Posted: Monday, July 18th, 2011

"On Monday, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Daniel R. Moeser handed down a ruling declaring the statewide, same-sex-only domestic partnership registry constitutional. The plaintiffs, WFA board members, and their attorneys intend to appeal Judge Moeser's decision."

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Unemployment Benefits Abused in Wisconsin

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011

"Unemployment benefit fraud in Wisconsin has skyrocketed over the past few years.  Between 2008 and 2010, the amount of fraudulent payments shot up from $21 million to $78 million. The number of cases increased 130 percent"

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - Enjoying Our Work

Posted: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

"I knew for the last several months that we had a tough job coming up here on the farm.  The job ended up being harder than what I expected, but also more enjoyable.  I know to most people that would sound like a contradiction, but such was the case."

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Overrules Blockage of Collective Bargaining Law

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2011

"Last week the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi's May ruling that blocked the implementation of the controversial Collective Bargaining bill."

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Protest Candidates Slow Down Recall Election Process

Posted: Saturday, June 25th, 2011

"In an effort to delay the recall elections of six Republican State Senators, six "former" Republicans have joined the races as protest candidates.  This results in an automatic primary election on July 12th,  delaying the general election to August 9th."

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In the Garden

Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

"After a wet and cold spring, our wish for summer weather is finally coming true. Temperatures in the 80s during the day and 60s at night are just what our little garden plants need to grow big."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - The Tractor Joanne Bought

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

"A few years ago, after our 1206 had yet another break-down, we decided to look for another tractor to take his place. We most certainly were not going to get rid of him; we had plenty of other work for him to do. We appreciated our neighbor's generosity, but it isn't good to depend on that too much!"

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Wisconsin Legislature Likely to Settle for Concealed Carry Permits

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2011

"Wisconsin Carry contends that the right to bear arms, concealed or otherwise, should not be infringed upon by government regulation. Nik Clark fears that requiring training and licensing will keep some people from being able to exercise their rights."

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Recycling Cuts Promote Lawlessness

Posted: Monday, May 30th, 2011

"To make up for the shortfall, Eau Claire County has proposed refraining recyclables pickups for the last three months of 2011. Residents would either have to store their cans, bottles, and cardboard until January, or pay for recycling themselves."

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Replace Local Bureaucracy and Regulations with Wise Judges

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"The common thread of all these cases is government permission. Whether it's regulations, codes, or zoning requirements, all of these businesses must go through a period of time and paperwork in order to expand or even continue their businesses."

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In the Garden

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"The best plants to transplant will be about 6-8 inches tall. Take a garden spade and dig into the ground about 5-6 inches away from the stem of the plant. Try as best you can to avoid cutting off too much of the roots."

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A Lesson in Criminal Justice at U.W. Oshkosh

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2011

"According to the Appleton Post Crescent one of Richards' students recorded him while he lectured his class on the impact that Governor Walker's budget repair bill would have on public sector union employees like himself.  In addition to his politically charged diatribe, Richards encouraged his students to sign a recall petition and even was caught on tape encouraging a student to sign the petition even though she lived in another district."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - Lark (Our Indian Cow)

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"I tell you all this to tell you I have an Indian cow named Lark.  No, I didn't get her from the Indians, but she's just as quiet and sneaky as the sheriff's horse.  She is a pest and has a mind of her own, but we love her. Lark is a big, 1500-pound dairy cow that is super friendly.  When God created Lark, He put a lot of creativity into one cow."

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City Budgets Suffer Under Madison's Mandates and Caps

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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Senator Lassa Recall Petition Nearing Completion

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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What Prosser's Victory Means for the Recall Elections

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The ultimate outcome of these races will come down to whether the parties can find challengers capable of putting together a competitive campaign in six weeks, and which side turns out its voters. The basic playing field suggests that Democrats should be able to advance the ball a seat or two, but will likely come up short in their bid to seize control of the chamber, at least this year via a recall strategy."

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Madison Tax Day Tea Party

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The crowd was mixed with people from both sides of the union debate and capitol police did little to maintain order even though the tea party had the rights to that section of the capitol grounds.  Regardless of this, no violence occurred other than shouting matches to see which side was the loudest.  The pro-union crowd was very disrespectful to the tea party protesters by trying to drown out the speakers that were at the event, shouting down tea party people, blowing horns and whistles, playing drums and calling tea party people names like 'tea baggers.'"

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Our Own Farm- an Answer to Prayer

Posted: Friday, April 22nd, 2011

"After many years here, and many trials, struggles, improvements and accomplishments this farm to some degree has become part of us.  It is the farm that the Lord had for us. Every spring, we look back and remember how God miraculously guided and provided for us.  God has been faithful to his word in giving us a farm of our own.  We are so thankful to Him for it."

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Should Madison Be in Charge of Welfare?

Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2011

"The current push to bring welfare distribution to Madison is only part of a trend.  Years ago, it wasn't the counties that distributed welfare money, it was the townships and cities.  One man cited to me his father's experience growing up in the town of Ludington north of Augusta. In those days if one needed welfare money, a town official would come to the needy person's house and 'search from basement to attic' for any food or goods that that person may be hiding. If the recipient was found to be honestly poor, they would receive the help they needed."

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Blood Brothers

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"The slain lawmen were widely known and respected around western Wisconsin, and in the hours after the shooting they became martyrs and heroes. Forty year old Charles Coleman, former sheriff of Durand and still sometimes lawman, had served during the Civil War and acquired a reputation as a brave and gallant soldier.                His brother, Milton, younger by almost 15 years, was deputy sheriff of Dunn County, where he lived with their widowed mother. He was engaged to be married.                The funeral of the Coleman brothers was the largest Durand had seen to that point. But no formal graveside services were held; by that point so many men were gone, having formed huge hunting parties to find the assassins."

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Out 'n' About Wisconsin - Maple Syrup

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011

"Wisconsin is one of 17 states where maple syrup is produced. The hardwood forests of the northwoods are great growing areas for the trees we get this God-given sweetener from. During the winter, maple trees store starch in their roots, to await the growing season. They use this starch at the start of the growing season as kind of jump-starter for budding. As the sap begins to flow it collects this starch from the roots and carries it up the tree. All we have to do is find a way to get the sap out of the tree."

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GOP Can't Ignore Recall Battle in Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

"Aging hippies trashed the state capital, union members were bused in from across the country in color-coded T-shirts, and Democratic state senators hid in an Illinois motel.             Each little drama was an organized response to Republican Governor Scott Walker's budget-repair bill that negated labor's influence with state employees.             You could not turn to any cable or network newscast without seeing Walker, or see other states' Republican governors and legislators copying him."

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Winter at the Wisconsin Dells

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

"There are literally dozens of indoor water parks associated with the resorts in the area. Three of the most popular are Kalahari, Wilderness, and Wolf Lodge. These resorts have figured out how to provide exciting, fun-filled indoor water park vacations for the kids; or the romantic, relaxing break away from the stress and pressures of every-day winter life in Wisconsin."

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Life on the Family Farm - The Big Furry Surprise

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

  "It was a normal spring day here, and I was busy feeding my cows, a job I enjoy doing.  I was topping my fourth feed cart off with silage when it happened.  I was standing in front of the elevator, moving the incoming corn silage with my hands in my feed cart.  All of a sudden, a very large, fully alive raccoon..."

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Third Congressional Candidates Meet for Debate

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Liberals in Local Universities

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Life on the Family Farm

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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A Comparison of Wisconsin's Political Party Platforms - Part Five -

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Facts About 'Green Job' Creation Elusive as the Wind

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Daniel Mielke For U. S. Congress 7th District

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Jackson County Gun Rights Advocates Support District Attorney Gerald Fox

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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A Change for the Worse

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Jackson County Gun Owners Go to Battle With County Board

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Life on the Family Farm

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Tell Madison, 'Leave Our Road Money Alone'

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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A Comparison of the Iowa and Wisconsin Republican Party Platforms

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Citizens of Manchester Township Overwhelmingly Repudiate Comprehensive Plan

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Hayward's World Lumberjack Championship this Weekend

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Is Raw Milk from the Hartmann Farm the Source of the Minnesota E.COLI Outbreak?

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Local Government has Power to Preserve Property Rights

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Do BP Shareholders Have Rights?

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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The Globalists' Arsenal in Their War on Our Property Rights

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Wisconsin Doctor Lowering Health Care Costs

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Wisconsin Taxpayers Supporting Immoral Unions

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Auto Insurance Rate Hikes on the Way for Wisconsin Drivers

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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University of Wisconsin ties to Planned Parenthood

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Raw Milk Bill Vetoed: What Does this Mean?

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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The Last State Treasurer of Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Federal Health Care Nullification Act

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Madison Surgery Center Abandons Plans to Provide Late-Term Abortions

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Wolves in Wisconsin: a Blessing or Curse?

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Judge Sides With Activist In Raw Milk Dispute

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Confederate Veteran Buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Wisconsin Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Your Candidates Views - Health Care Reform Passage

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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2000 Fired-up Conservatives Rally in Wisconsin Dells

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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Tax Funded Abortion in Wisconsin?

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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What's the Catch?

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Wisconsin Concealed Carry: Is a Sell-Out in the Works?

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Get Government Out of the Way

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Wisconsin's Cap and Axe

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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Pro-Life Wisconsin Endorses Constitutionalist Candidates

Posted: Sunday, August 5th, 2018

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McCabe Calls for Local Democracy

Posted: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

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Progressive Hypocrisy – Part 2

Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Progressive Hypocrisy Part II 

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Homeschooling: The Best Hope for America’s Future

Posted: Monday, May 14th, 2018

Children who are homeschooled have an advantage over children in the public school system.

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Governor Walker’s 2018 State of the State Address: No Time for Moral Issues Ever

Posted: Monday, March 12th, 2018

Governor Walker didn't address any social issues in his State of the State address.

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"It's Just a Stupid Cake! Design it Yourself Then!"

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018

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The Futility of Running for Federal Offices

Posted: Friday, February 9th, 2018

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Letters to the Editor: December 2012

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Tyrannical governments pass laws which demand that every person in that nation practice the same religion or they pass laws preventing the practice or discussion of religion in the public square.

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Baldwin's Victory Revealing

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Tammy Baldwin's victory showed what a majority of Americans already know: that candidates should be judged on their qualifications for the job and not their sexual orientation," said Herndon Graddick, president of the gay rights organization GLAAD.

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States Have Right to Nullify Federal Law

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

As the state coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty, I wanted to address the Wisconsin State Journal editorial, The Tea Party Risks Irrelevance.  The writer for some reason thinks that it is absurd that we have state's rights that supersede the federal government's power.

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Gov. Walker Interposes For Us

Posted: Monday, November 19th, 2012

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Couple Unable to Stop Forced Demolition of Cumberland Property

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Three years ago, Tomas and Nina Zebrowski purchase a home in Cumberland, a small city in northwestern Wisconsin.  Their intentions were to improve the property with the hopes of eventually moving from Florida to settle in the scenic area.

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Are Business-Luring Tax Credits a Good Idea?

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

   John Dillinger was a dangerous man. Who knew he could rob from state coffers like he robbed from banks?             Back in 2008, the state was all aglitter: "Public Enemies," directed by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Michael Mann, would be on location filming in Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Columbus and outside the Little Bohemia Lodge in Vilas County.

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Dalles of the Saint Croix River

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

  Northwest Wisconsin offers visitors many scenic natural wonders, including waterfalls, rocky gorges, scenic views stretching for miles, green luscious rivers, and the incredible Lake Superior.  If one was to take a trip to see it all, the first stop would be The Dalles of the St. Croix River located south of St. Croix Falls Wisconsin.

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Big Labor and Moody's Pounce on Ruling Against Wisconsin Union Law

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The New American  After an activist judge in Wisconsin blocked parts of Gov. Scott Walker's budget-reform law reining in the power of government-employee unions, Moody's said the decision would negatively affect the credit rating of local governments even as pro-Big Labor politicians in at least one county sprang into action to keep taxpayers on the hook for another year. State officials, however, are already working to undo the damage.

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When to Use Deadly Force

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The subject of "justifiable use of deadly force" in its norms of general discussion, are usually talked about at length in classrooms for law enforcement or armed security type occupations. And while it is not traditionally something discussed at length outside of the specialized training or legal type environments, its rules and implications equally affect any John Q. Public citizen carrying a gun for personal defense or defense of another.

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Changes to Wisconsin's Conceal Carry Law

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

           Local firearms instructor weighs in on the good and the bad           Throughout most of the United States, the level of interest in lawful defensive firearms use is skyrocketing. The reality used to be that violent crimes involving firearms would foster a desire for stricter gun laws. However, today's reality does not bode well for the hearts and minds of fervent anti-gun ideologues. Evidence of a massive shift in attitudes about guns on a local and national scale can be found everywhere.

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My College Experience

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

In May 2009; I was laid off from the machine shop. In January of 2010, I received a phone call from an ITT-Tech recruiter. I thought, "I'm 45 years old, 28 years of hard labor is enough, I would like to work in an office from now on." So I went down, and enrolled at ITT, and was in their Computer Drafting and Design Program.

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Wisconsin High on State Funding of Local Governments

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

               Local "Returns" on Taxes Paid Vary Widely by Municipality, County                For every dollar state taxpayers send to Madison, 67¢ goes to local governments, schools, and property taxpayers, and not to running state agencies and programs. "This is a 'silver bullet' that ex­plains much about public finance in Wisconsin and why government here is different from most states," observes Todd A. Berry, head of the research team at the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). "And," he adds, "it explains much of what is behind ongoing state fiscal challenges and the recurring tension that exists among state leaders, local officials, and taxpayers." Celebrating its 80th year, WISTAX is dedicated to nonpartisan public policy research and citizen education.

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The Law Regarding Physical Child Discipline

Posted: Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The controversy over the application of the rod to the backside of a child for purposes of correction is generally increasing in America.  At least that is my observation.  How thankful I am, and we ought to be, that every state in America at present protects the parent's right to so raise their children.  Many who do apply the rod no doubt discipline in such a manner due to how they were raised or find it a matter of necessity due to observation and common sense.  Others do so based on their adherence to Biblical teaching regarding the use of the rod.  "He that spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."  Proverbs 13:24

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A Personal Account of Milwaukee

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Frederick the Wise and Scott Walker

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2012

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Event to Focus on Freedom to Eat Food

Posted: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

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National Animal ID Is Not Dead!

Posted: Friday, June 29th, 2012

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Does Wisconsin Have a Communist Deer Hunting System?

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Let's consider some similarities.  Like communism, the State owns all the deer.  You are only allowed to harvest what the State lets you have.  The State owns the hunting land (not all of it, but a good percentage of it).  The deer are managed by a council, or "soviet" of elite experts, the DNR.

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Marine Vet Arrested at WI Labor Rally

Posted: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

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Should I Vote for Governor Walker?

Posted: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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Pastor Guilty of Teaching Biblical Discipline

Posted: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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WI Cops Confiscate Bail Cash

Posted: Monday, May 21st, 2012

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The DNR, Conservation, and Corporate Welfare

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2012

Environmentalists, hunting and tourist organizations, and lumber industries all agree that $17 million should be borrowed by the State of Wisconsin to keep trees growing on over 67,000 acres in Douglas and adjoining counties.

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Concerning That Itch to Garden

Posted: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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Does our Governor Support Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Frugality, Virtue and Fundamental Principles

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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State Laws are Part of the Problem

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Are Local Leaders Smarter Than Us?

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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New Invasive Bug Moves into Wisconsin

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Worship Versus Religion By

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Organizing, Challenging Recall Signatures a Daunting Task

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Poll Highlights Concerns for WI GOP, Democrats

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Can a Wisconsin Student Be Expelled From All Schools?

Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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Another DATCP Attack on Wholesome Food

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Anti-Bullying Hypocrisy

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Wisconsin Superintendent Bullies Student

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

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A Personal Lesson from Stalin's daughter

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012

"News of the death of Josef Stalin's only daughter on November 22nd stirred up many memories, both good and bad, to the older generation. Some would remember Stalin's aiding Hitler and then the Allies in World War II. Many recall his brutal purgings in the Soviet Union and his daughter's escape to America in 1967 followed closely by her best-selling book, Twenty Letters to a Friend. The book is a collector's item today. She succumbed to colon cancer in Richland Center, Wisconsin at age 85."

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Wisconsin News Year in Review

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

"Though they don't have to make such a distinction, if the magazine were to designate a "State of the Year," I would vote for Wisconsin to win for 2011. If things continue on their current course, the state  very likely could repeat the honor in 2012."

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Wisconsin Charges for Free Speech

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"Despite a proclaimed opposition to new taxes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has advanced a policy that amounts to a new and draconian tax. People will have to pay the state for the "privilege" of free speech and assembly. To exercise those rights in or outside state facilities will entail permits at least seventy-two hours in advance and potentially prohibitive fees. The policy took effect on December 8 and is expected to be completely phased in by December 16."

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Liberals Outraged That Gov. Walker Raising Money To Defend Himself

Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012

"Rep. Fred Clark, who ran in an unsuccessful recall against State Senator Luther Olson, issued a press release last Friday calling on Governor Walker "to focus on jobs, not fundraising." His statement reads: "If Gov. Walker spent nearly as much time focusing on jobs for Wisconsin's struggling families as he does on raising money, we would be leading the nation in job creation," Rep. Clark said."

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Recall Drive Officially Launched Against Wisc. Governor

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

While Walker had to have been in office at least a year before a recall challenge was mounted, Democrats had reportedly been busily planning with union leaders and other strategists on how to mobilize quickly in mid-November to begin gathering the more than 540,000 signatures they would need to collect by January 17 in order to force a recall election. If their effort is successful, it would mark only the third time in U.S. history that a recall election has been held for state governor.

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Candidates Line Up for 91st Assembly

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Brandon Buchanan, former Eau Claire City Councilman, and Dana Wachs, current city Councilman, have announced their intentions to fill the open seat a year from January. Buchanan formed an exploratory committee last October and Wachs formally announced his candidacy in November.

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Wisconsin Public Schools: Better or Worse?

Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2011

Truth lost its value in American society when those with weaker arguments insisted that perceptions be given the same credibility as facts. While this philosophy devastates social ethics, its impact has been especially harmful to students in our educational institutions. GOD AND MAN AT YALE, written in 1950 by William F. Buckley, Jr. was an eloquent call for public outcry to address the destructive nature that disrespect for truth was having on our educational system.

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'Castle Doctrine' is no Throwback to Wild West

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2011

Listening to Wisconsin opponents of the recent enactment of concealed carry legislation and the soon-to-be passed "castle doctrine" legislation - which inhibits prosecution and civil litigation against those who use deadly force with a firearm in defense of their home - you would think they have a schedule the rest of us do not.

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The Great Wisconsin Deer Hunt

Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2011

"Deer hunting is a vital part of our culture here in Wisconsin. Kids as young as 10, Teenage boys and girls, single people, husbands and wives, and the old-timers-some as old as 85 to 90 all anjoy heading out into the cold weather in the early morning hours and just sitting there drinking in the fall weather, the stillness and serenity, the breathless anticipation, the aura of Wisconsin."

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Walker Recall a Top Down Effort

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2011

"With top-down control of the effort, and a massive number of signatures required, expect the recall Walker effort to have all the trappings of a professional campaign. It will hardly be the grassroots-level, local activism led project that advocates will try to portray it as being."

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William J. Grede and Freedom's Responsibilities

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

"Born in 1897 and raised in Milwaukee, Bill Grede never considered any other place home. The product of strict but loving parents (his stepmother, whom his dad, Henry, married after his first wife died, was to Bill 'the only mother I ever knew'), Bill went to work at his father's carriage shop during summers when he was 14."

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Pipeline Repairs Require Transplants of Rare Plant

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

"The pipeline was built in 2007 and has received a measure of controversy since before it was built.  Conservationists have opposed its construction due to the damage it would cause to the environment due to its construction, the potential of future oil spills (two small spills occurred shortly after its construction), and because of opposition to the drilling of the tar sands region in Alberta where the oil comes from."

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How Much Power Should Madison Have Over Local Gov't

Posted: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

"This bill will definitely help Wisconsin's economy.  Any elimination of regulations is a step in the right direction.  However, should Madison tell cities how they can be run?  On one hand, if a city's building codes are too excessive, and the city shows no signs of changing, can a citizen appeal to their legislators and force them to ease up, or should the citizen continue to work within that city government to change things or just simply vote with their feet and move?"

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UW Madison: 99% Similarity Between Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells

Posted: Friday, October 14th, 2011

"According to a press release:  "In a study that looked at four embryonic stem cells and four IPS cells, the proteins turned out to be 99 percent similar.  Although both cell types have great potential in basic biological research and in cell- and tissue-replacement therapy, the newer form, called IPS cells, have two advantages. They face less ethical constraint, as they do not require embryos."

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UW-Madison Urges Response, Students Disrupt Press Conference

Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2011

"Mob-like actions by students are not something that UW-Madison leaders should encourage or promote. Diversity and a civil climate on campus would include serious dialogue with those that reasonably disagree with the school's practices. An opportunity has been provided for Dr. Williams and the school to evaluate the relative success or failure of their efforts. The affirmative action matter shouldn't be something that becomes a shouting matching that relies on stunts as a replacement for responsible debate."

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Customers, Police, Stand Behind Farmer's Civil Disobedience

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

In the process of carrying out two inspections, DATCP inspectors slapped stickers on the coolers storing dairy products in his small farm store, ostensibly to prevent the coolers from being opened. The inspectors also dumped blue dye in a bunch of his raw milk. And they left him with a "Special Summary Order", signed by the Bossman himself, Steven C. Ingham, head of the Division of Food Safety

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Senator Johnson: Our Spending is Unsustainable

Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

"Johnson hSenator Ron Johnsonas been traveling throughout Wisconsin warning people of the results of the unsustainable debt.  In the interview he said, 'Our economy is about the size of our debt.  There have been noted economists who have taken a look at economic history that say that when you go to 90% of debt to GDP ratio you have a very difficult time recovering from that without some major financial dislocations....'"

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EPA May Destroy Wisconsin's Paper Industry

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

"The EPA's Boiler Mact rules are 276 pages long and encompass controls and monitoring standards for 11 subcategories of boilers and process heaters, whether fueled by natural gas, fuel oil, coal, biomass (wood, waste wood, bark), refinery gas, or other gas such as methane. The rules will affect factories, restaurants, schools, churches, and farms. Compliance will require switching fuels, or the installation of multiple emissions control technologies at a cost of millions of dollars."

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Federal Court Forces Wisconsin to Fund Sex-changes

Posted: Saturday, August 20th, 2011

"Due to public outrage to a prisoner who demanded that the State of Wisconsin pay for his sex-change operation, the Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act was passed in 2006.  The law forbade any surgeries to facilitate the immorality and also banned any hormonal treatments.  Wisconsin is the only state with such a law and because of a recent Federal Court ruling, it may be the last one."

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DNR Purchases $4 Million Forest Easement to Protect Chippewa Flowage

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"To deal with this problem, the DNR will purchase a 10,000 acre easement for $4 million.  The property is southeast of the flowage and doesn't have any lakefront on it.  The money comes from state and federal taxpayers and will be given to Plum Creek Timber Company which owns the property.  The easement will only last for eight years."

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Is Unemployment Welfare?

Posted: Thursday, August 11th, 2011

"Some might object and say it is more of an insurance program rather than welfare.  First of all, it fails as an insurance program; Wisconsin's fund is in the hole.  Second, it is mandatory, though I must concede on this because so is auto insurance and soon, health insurance.  Third, it isn't an insurance company that runs it.  The check goes to the government, the unemployed apply to the government, and they receive checks from the government.  It is welfare."

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Life On the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven: Small Things - Big Problems

Posted: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

"We had a very puzzling situation happen here on our farm early this summer.  It took us a while to figure out what was really happening.  We had a cow, Lydia, get lame on one of her legs..."

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Wisconsin Legislators Call for Caylee's Law

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2011

"The idea that a parent would murder or hide the death of his own child goes against the very nature of a mother or father's love for their child.  But one should tread softly before suddenly making new laws based on horrific situations."

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Earned Income Tax Credit: Anti-marriage, Anti-work

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

"The only mistake Governor Walker made was to not reduce this payment more. For some Democrats to accuse me and other Republicans of raising taxes when we cut an anti-work, anti-marriage program is absurd. There are some deserving people for whom the earned income credit is helpful - it's hard to spend this amount of money and not do some good. But due to the overall negative message, I hope it is reduced in the future."

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Life On the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven: Kangkleberry Pie

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

"We have found it is wonderful doing things, even simple things together as a family.  God has put all of us into families to bless us.  By doing things together as a family, you will all be blessed.  I know we are.  We sure like our kangkleberry pie."

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Letter to Editor: Are Recalls Fair?

Posted: Friday, July 22nd, 2011

"For saving Wisconsin from bankruptcy and layoffs, six of our legislators have been recalled.  Is that fair?"

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Rare Wisconsin Snails Threatened by Power Line Maintenance

Posted: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

"The DNR is required to notify the public when they give permission for a project that may threaten any endangered species according to the Wisconsin Endangered Species Law. The ATC will be held up from starting its project until after the DNR has looked at and considered the public comments which are due July 19th. - ECJ staff"

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The Value of a Little at a Time

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011

"'A half an hour a day for five years will make you a master at anything.' Do you get this one? Probably. What it is saying is that the path to succeeding in accomplishing most things will be doing a little on a regular basis for a lengthy period of time. 

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - America (A Land of Dreams and Equality)

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011

"But, under all these circumstances, why did they come to America you ask?  August told his descendants a number of times over the years why he came to America.  His answer shocks most Americans today. His answer, 'Because he was tired of bowing and paying homage every time the King or a Prince went by in the street.'  He wanted to bow to only one, to God the Father, and His Son Jesus." 

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Proposed Changes to Wisconsin's Prevailing Wage Law Draws Mixed Reviews

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2011

"Why is the government telling a private contracting company what it must pay its employees? It has been shown many times that this only results in more unemployment."

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Treasures Beneath Our Feet - Crystal Cave

Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2011

"Near the sleepy little town of Spring Valley, a rare treasure lays buried deep in the bowels of the earth, unbeknownst to many.  This treasure does not consist of precious metals like gold or silver, although it does sparkle.    This exceptional treasure is Crystal Cave and its wealth lies in the mystery and beauty of its spacious caverns and crooked corridors lined with glittering quartz."

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Wisconsin Balances its Budget!

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

"In the six months, we've managed to clean up the mess that was made of our finances over the last eight years," Darling said, "This budget delivers real reform, protects taxpayers during these tough economic times and provides a stable environment to grow jobs."

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Are Wisconsin Seniors Being Left High and Dry?

Posted: Saturday, June 18th, 2011

"The recent quarreling concerning Medicare in this country may confirm that she is right. Along with much wrangling over how to save Federal social programs like Social Security and Medicare, legislators here in Wisconsin have also had their share of conflict."

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Wisconsin to Cut Funding for Abortion Providers

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

"President Obama issued an executive order that was supposedly going to fix the abortion funding problem but the order does not have the effect of law and could be reversed at any time. Opponents of the bill are angry that their loophole for subsidized abortions may be thwarted."

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Letter to the Editor - Our Dangerous Alliance with the United Nations

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

"There is another treaty the UN wants us to sign on and this one too is dangerous and a serious threat to the nation. This one is called the "lost" treaty; the Law of the Sea Treaty. Again, go to your computer and look it up. Then there is the "Arms Trade Treaty". This treaty under the guise of making major changes in the way nations do business in the arms trade, section II talks of regional disarmament of handguns and weapons."

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The Dangers of School Vouchers

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2011

"The schools are free to emphasize certain subjects, teach their own religious views, and have their own standards. Their motivation to excel comes from the parents who give them the money to operate the school. The parents are also highly concerned that the school excels since they are paying the tuition."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - Memorial Day

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"Freedom and liberty are not cheap; they have cost a lot of blood, so let us live our lives wisely. If we live our lives wisely, in the end we will be thankful, if we don't, we will be sorry."

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Letter to the Editor - Richard White the Wrong Choice for Judge

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"Richard White is an elitist who defends and covers for his political friends at our expense. The worst thing about Richard White was his vicious prosecution of Evan Zimmerman for murder. The evidence of innocence was so overwhelming but due to lies and manipulation of the evidence he was able to score a conviction."

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In the Garden - Soil Preparation

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011

"First of all, care needs to be given to the zone your garden grows in.  Don't let the beautiful pictures of ripe fruit and vegetables lure you to choose something that will not do well.  Here in Eau Claire WI that would be USDA Zone 4.   Zones are based on the cold temperatures of winter and warm temperatures of summer.  Either extreme can leave you disappointed in the outcome of your crop.  Check with some local gardeners in your area if you are new to this and wondering what survives best."

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State Budget Proposes Smallest Deficit in Over 21 Years

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

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Public Schools and Agriculture Education

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

"If we must have public schools, and if a school district must make cuts in programs, agriculture education is probably the one program that should not be cut. I can think of several other areas where public schools could make cuts that would not affect the quality of education, for example, sex education and other courses of socialist indoctrination, as well as some cuts to the sports programs. The emphasis needs to be on education - not indoctrination or recreation."

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Mandatory Union Dues Undermines Property Rights

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"No Senator should be ignoring or dismissing the importance of property rights to individual freedom. Security of property rights is essential to the prosperity of a nation. Regulations, devaluation of currency, and different rules for different entities undermine the property rights of citizens. Economic freedom and political freedom create more secure property rights. Governor Walker's Budget Repair Bill (The Bill) recognizes the income one earns as that persons' property and protects the right of each citizen to spend his money as he chooses."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - Bless Your Wife

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"When May comes around every year, I try to do something special to bless her. Sometimes I may take her out to dinner or buy her some flowers. That is fine and she greatly appreciates it. But, I'm the more practical type of guy too. I like to do something that will bless her on her special day, but continue to bless her many days down the road."

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St. Francis Man Finds Live Missile in Bathroom Wall

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The small green missile, measuring 20 inches long with a 5-inch explosive head and four tail fins, was handed to her by her husband, then she walked outside and placed it on the grass next to a detached garage before calling police."

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Madison Tax Day Tea Party

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

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Judge Sumi's War on Wisconsin Republicans

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"'The bottom line is we're going to comply with the court order with our hope that once this is all sorted out we'll see the law is in effect,' - Scott Walker"

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - The Award

Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

"We send our milk to the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery in Ellsworth Wis.  Since they are located close to the Minn. border, they receive a lot of milk from both states.  Ellsworth is known as The Cheese Curd Capital of the state of Wis. because of the high quality cheese curds that are produced there.                  Paul Bauer, the CEO of the creamery, emphasizes that to produce award winning cheese curds it is imperative to start with exceptionally high quality milk.  The creamery strongly encourages its farmers to produce the best milk possible.  The cooperative is made up of about 500 member farms."

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Why Can't I Boycott Public Unions?

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011

"We should have the freedom to support whatever candidate or political organization we want, whether it is a large, national PAC, or a politically active union.  Taxpayers should not be forced to support unions, who have consistently contributed to Democratic candidates over Republicans.  Legal challenges to the passing of the law continue.  Whether legitimate or not, forcing me to support unions is wrong."

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Wisconsin Still Faces Economic Woes

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

"Secretary Gassman, Governor Doyle and liberal Democrats in the state legislature contend that the .2 percent decline in the state's unemployment rate indicates that Wisconsin is on the verge of economic recovery.  Gassner, Doyle and liberals in the state legislature fail to mention, however, that Wisconsin lost 5,200 nonfarm jobs in the month of November and remains 150,000 jobs shy of its pre-recession (2006) totals."

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State Employee Unions Dehumanize Their Members

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

"The phrase 'collective bargaining' is at the heart of the problem. Wasn't it collectivist thinking that ruled the Soviet Union? The term "collective bargaining" was first used in 1891 by Beatrice Webb. In 1932, Sidney and Beatrice Webb traveled to the Soviet Union and later published works in support of the Soviet economic experiment. That worked out real well for the working class in the Soviet Union, didn't it.?"

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Can Our Union be Saved?

Posted: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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Life on the Family Farm

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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Rural Americans Flock to Tea Party

Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Life on the Family Farm - "The Raiders"

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Eye on Madison - Who dropped the ball on Wisconsin's military voters?

Posted: Monday, September 13th, 2010

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A Comparison of Wisconsin's Political Party Platforms - Part Three -

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Life on the Family Farm

Posted: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Bruce Evers for Congress

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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A Comparison of Wisconsin's Political Party Platforms

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Dead Sea Scrolls- A Rare Opportunity to Get a Glimpse of the Past

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Wisconsin Farmstead Milk Bottlers Revive Tradition

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Mark Neumann's Campaign for Governor

Posted: Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Dave Westlake is All About Honor, Duty, and Country

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Poll Shows Johnson and Feingold in Tight Race for Senate

Posted: Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Jackson County DA Decides to Follow the Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Bar H Implement: Four Generation Later

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Illegal Immigration in Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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Russ Feingold, The EPA, and Greenhouse Gases

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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The Gideons' Wisconsin Roots

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Russ Feingold, The EPA, and Greenhouse Gases.

Posted: Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

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Ed Thompson Has Three Criteria for Every Legislation

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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It is Hard to Stop a Train

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Secret Family Recipe Saved Local Cannery From Closing

Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Five Mile Fire

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Obey Decision Starts Chain Reaction

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Dane Deutsch is running for State Senator for the 25th district

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Letter to the Editor - And Editors Reply

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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The $2.7 Billion State Deficit No One Told You About

Posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Tooth Fairy Government

Posted: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Tax Day 2010: Mardi Gras in Madison

Posted: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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It's a Crime to Sell Raw Milk?

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Eye on Madison

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Woman who Threatened Protester Cancels Abortion

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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"Government is not God!"

Posted: Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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