FightingBobFest North aggregator /aggregator FightingBobFest North - aggregated feeds en Uppity Wisconsin: GOP Sen. Shultz Calls for Return of Public Intervener, Calls Falk "Smart, Thoughtful" <p>Hilarious-- the rightwing MacGruber Institute is attacking Schultz for advocating bringing back the Public Intervener to handle environmental issues on behalf of the public and calling Falk "smart, thoughtful."&nbsp; Here's the clip MacGruber posted: <a href="" rel="" rel="" rel="">(H/T CogDis)</a></p><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 08:04:09 -0600 Fighting Bob: Democracy in action! In a last minute sneak attack, GOP legislators introduced a bill that will profoundly alter MATC in Milwaukee starting with a new board that will not reflect the make-up of the City or the student body. The diverse board will be replaced with people who look like James Sensenbrener even though the student body, mostly from Milwaukee. The result will be control of MATC by the communities surrounding Milwaukee rather than the City Of Milwaukee. <BR><BR>One would think that such a drastic change would require lots of discussion.<p><a href="">read more</a></p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Fighting Bob: Technically speaking, this is nuts Republicans race against the clock to take control of Milwaukee Area Technical College away from the community it serves. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Uppity Wisconsin: Walker Blames Job Losses on Recall, Says 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' for Next Jobs Report <p>This morning, Scott Walker sat down with WLUK's Good Day Wisconsin and was asked why Wisconsin has lost jobs for six months in a row.&nbsp; Walker responded with his usual irrelevent line that 'Wisconsin had lost 150K jobs in the last three years, but because he added jobs in the first six months, we're a lot better of than under Doyle.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:12:29 -0600 Uppity Wisconsin: Quote, unquote <blockquote><em><em></em></em> <blockquote><img src="" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" width="150" /><em>"Pity poor zombie-eyed granny-starver Paul Ryan.<p><a href="">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:50:54 -0600 Uppity Wisconsin: Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) Should Support Metropolitan Milwaukee <p><strong>The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce is backing the wrong horse in the MATC board Senate Bill</strong></p> <p>It is time for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) to be serious about supporting Metropolitan Milwaukee. The MMAC support of Senate Bill 275 is a case in point. The Republican Party is not a friend of Milwaukee, and the MMAC, if it is serious about working more closely with MATC, should have taken their case to all of the Senators who represent the MATC District, after discussing options with the MATC Board itself.</p><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:07:24 -0600 Fighting Bob: What? No tip? I think I have now seen almost every fundraising scheme ever used--"Our candidate will be 50 next week--please join the celebration by sending $500 or $50, even $5 dollars but for God's sake send something." Or, "My FEC report is due on Friday--we must be able to show strength in fund raising or the media will not take us seriously--send all you can by COB Thursday" Or, "The Mayor of Chicago is coming to Serb Hall"...finish the thought!<BR><BR>Here is the most recent effort to get into your pocket.<p><a href="">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Uppity Wisconsin: Journal-Sentinel to Walker on Jobs: "You're Going the WRONG WAY!" <p>In a <a href="" rel="" rel="">scathing article</a> that simply reported facts, the Journal Sentinel reports that what we in the nerdary have known for a long time:&nbsp; Walker's job plan is not only not working, its literally the worst in the nation:</p><p><a href="">read more</a></p> Sun, 04 Mar 2012 10:08:39 -0600 Fighting Bob: Representing Representative government is an endangered species. <BR><BR>Many states--most of which are in the western and mountain time zones and are relative newcomers to what is now the United States--have long ago expressed their distrust in the idea of fully empowering the representatives they elect by incorporating the populist idea of initiative and referendum in their constitutions.<p><a href="">read more</a></p> Sun, 04 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Fighting Bob: Awaken Wisconsin While the <i>Wisconsin State Journal </i>(<i>WSJ</i>) prattles on about its so-called independent agenda, neither the <i>WSJ </i>nor the <i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel </i>has said much about the incredible fundraising opportunity given to Scott Walker because the recall process is now in slow-motion. (Recall targets are permitted to raise as much money as they want until the recall process morphs into an election.) Walker has received 50 donations (legal bribes) over $10,000 and one for $500,000. Democrats are in the same boat, but they have little money available for politics.<p><a href="">read more</a></p> Sun, 04 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0600