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Signs you live in the 21st Century

-- You have a list of 20 phone numbers to reach five people.

-- You chat several times a day with a Nigerian prince over e-mail, but you can't name your next-door neighbor.

-- When paying a cashier, you only know how to respond to "credit or debit" -- what the hell is "cash"?

-- You think "music in the air" refers to free downloads.

-- You lose touch with any family member who doesn't have an email address.

-- Second-day delivery takes way too long.

-- You need PowerPoint to explain what you do for a living.

-- You think that life is a lame game, but at least it has cool graphics

Scott Walker campaign is paying for attorney working to fight John Doe investigation

http://www.bluecheddar.net/?p=38148

The attorney for Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign is named in a court order as a lawyer in a case challenging the ongoing secret investigation into possible illegal campaigning.

Steven Biskupic is one of the attorneys named in a state appeals court order, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday (http://tiny.cc/erxzbx )….”

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“In its last campaign finance statement, Friends of Scott Walker reported paying Biskupic’s firm $86,000 in legal fees. Asked earlier this month whether the payments were related to the John Doe probe, the governor responded, “I’m not getting into the details of it.”…

Does WHO IS PAYING for an attorney to fight an investigation shed light on who is the likely TARGET of that same investigation?

Wisconsin: Tim Russell Granted Work Release to Work for Scott Walker Campaign Donor

Just another good citizen giving a felon a break, 'cause conservatives are passionate that way.


http://uppitywis.org/blogarticle/tim-russell-granted-work-release-work-scott-walker-campaign-supp

Meet Larry Konz. He's the CEO of Konz Wood Products and a member of the 0.25% --people who contribute over $100 to Republican candidates. Over the last couple of years, his favorite candidates have been Senator Ron Johnson, to whom he gave $1,000, and Scott Walker, to whom he gave $225.

He's also recently been charged with the responsability of keeping an eye on Scott Walker's former top lieutenant, Tim Russell, who was recently granted a work release to spend most of his waking hours at Konz's company.
Russell's last pay stub from Konz Wood Products shows that he worked a 40 hour week, plus five hours of overtime. Considering that Konz allows employees a half hour for lunch and is located about a half hour from Russell's minimum security facility on the shores of Lake Winnebago, that means Russell spends from approximately 6:30 AM to 5 PM of his week days in service to Konz.

This is not the first of Walker's former aides involved in the John Doe scandal to land jobs with a Walker campaign contributor. Kelly Rindfleish, who was convicted of stealing tax payer resources for use on Scott Walker's campaign, landed a job with Michael Eisenga. Others, including Cynthia Archer, Brett Davis, Cullen Werwie, Keith Gilkes and Tom Nardelli landed jobs working for the State of Wisconsin.

Not a single former aide has testified against Walker or implicated him in the John Doe scandal. Russell, however, did say in a work release document that he thought he had "authorization" for the activities that landed him in prison, which suggests culpability on Walker's part since he was Russell's direct supervisor on both the campaign and the veterans fund, Operation Freedom.

In Wisconsin, singers are arrested and charged while child porn cases took years to investigate

Now we know what the Wisconsin Department of Justice wasn't doing while it was busy arresting members of the Solidarity Singers for exercising their Constitution right to free speech.


http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/tips-on-wisconsin-child-porn-cases-took-years-to-investigate-b99214607z1-248058941.html


Tips on Wisconsin child porn cases took years to investigate

In at least two cases, the Wisconsin Department of Justice took years to act on detailed and credible tips about online child pornography that had been referred by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, court records show.

As a result, a 19-year-old Milwaukee man with a history of sexual assault arrests was left free to allegedly molest a 15-year-old schoolmate, while a Pewaukee man who worked as a juvenile drug and alcohol counselor walked away with a nine-month work-release sentence that didn't require him to register as a sex offender.

Two special agents with the department's Division of Criminal Investigation were reassigned after Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters asked questions about the cases, and officials began a review to determine whether other tips were mishandled.

Justice Department spokeswoman Dana Brueck said the two cases "reflect some level of staff negligence."

PolitiFact: When Republicans are wrong, give them a "half-true" anyway.

US Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) tried to defend his vote against universal background checks for gun purchases by stating that "the most stringent gun laws on the books are in places like Chicago, (which) has the highest murder rate."

But Chicago doesn't have the highest murder rate. Chicago's not even in the top 10, at 18.5 murders per 100,000 people. And when it comes to gun deaths, Chicago is even lower, at 11.6 gun murders per 100,000. For comparison, the highest gun murder rate belongs to New Orleans at 62.1.

So Johnson's claim is demonstrably false.

But not to PolitiFlawed, which rates it "half true", based on the fact that Chicago does indeed have some of the nation's strictest gun laws. Matters not that the entire premise of Johnson's argument was false, the fact that he had one true claim in his argument makes it "half true". Sorta.



http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2014/mar/02/ron-johnson/us-sen-ron-johnson-links-strict-gun-control-laws-h/

Wisconsin: Republican Assemblyman Bill Kramer: "No, really, that is a gun in my pocket."

Senators Barbara Boxer and Sheldon Whitehouse on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline

This could work!

Scott Walker: "Governors should be defined not just by what they do and say ..."

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