The Madison State Urinal, I mean Journal, is reporting that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has summarily rejected a series of so-called “civility proposals” disingenuously proposed by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in what can only be described generously as a patently dishonest public relations stunt. Abrahamson was joined by only one other justice in votes on any of her proposals. Continue reading
JoAnne Kloppenburg, not surprisingly, demanded a hand recount. This will make it possible for Unionista minions, which is an apt description of Kloppenburg (aka the Wicked Witch of Wisconsin) herself, to raise numerous objections to individual ballots. Thus, the start of the recount signals the approach of numerous legal challenges requiring an army of lawyers. As you can see from the video clip linked below, the lawyer-minions have already been dispatched.
Failed Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg waited until the end of the last day to announce her demand for a taxpayer-financed vote recount. Kloppenburg fell 7,316 votes short incumbent Justice Prosser. Although the biggest recount vote change in Wisconsin history is reported to be 489 votes, Kloppenburg and her vapid supporters refuse to accept reality. No one is surprised!
If you missed her press conference (and why wouldn’t you?), I’ve linked some video of her below. Enjoy!
The AP is reporting the final result of canvassing the Wisconsin Supreme Court election. Moderate Justice David Prosser defeated uber-liberal challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. The final margin of victory is 7,316 votes.
Not surprisingly, like all main stream media outlets, AP is still misreporting the supposed “miscount” in Waukesha County. The Brookfield votes were counted, reported to the County Clerk, and saved in the computer system. However, the unofficial report provided to the AP was printed after the Brookfield was entered, but before it was saved. Because of the timing, the votes were not included in the totals printed for AP. There were NO NEW VOTES “found” after the vote count was finished. Correct results apparently were provided to other outlets on election night, but media coverage of the election relied entirely on the unofficial AP report. Continue reading
I just love this picture. I don’t know who to credit, but it’s absolutely brilliant!
On Sunday, March 27, I posted a comment to Forbes Columnist Rick Ungar’s piece entitled Gov. Scott Walker To Defy Court Order Blocking Anti-Collective Bargaining Law? Since Mr. Ungar “called-out” my comment and responded to it, I have decided to post the comments here. I should note that although the phrase “called-out” has a somewhat negative meaning in the common vernacular, that is not the meaning in this instance. To quote Forbes on the term:
Forbes contributors have the ability to call out member comments they find particularly interesting. Called-out comments are highlighted across the Forbes network. You’ll be notified if your comment is called out.
In this case at least, it appears that nearly all of the posted comments have been “called-out,” so I’ve hardly earned special treatment. Still, I appreciate Mr. Ungar’s decision to highlight and respond to my comment. My original comment follows:
Today’s editorial opinion in the Wisconsin State Journal endorsed Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi’s decision to issue a temporary restraining order prohibiting official publication of recently passed legislation limiting collective bargaining for most public employees, a prerequisite to the law going into effect. The editorial approvingly quoted Judge Sumi as stating, “The failure to provide timely notice before a meeting … It’s not a minor detail.” It’s hard to imagine another judicial statement so short containing so much that is misleading or blatantly untrue. The editorial gave lip service to following “the letter of the law” but clearly prefers its own policy choices referred as the “spirit of the law.” There’s something more important at stake here, the Rule of Law. Judge Sumi and those who support her ruling are completely disregarding this bedrock principle of our society.
I propose taking a look at the letter of the law and what the Rule of Law requires. Maybe that will help our “Progressive” neighbors understand the true meaning and “spirit” of Wisconsin’s Open Meeting law.