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Former Election Official, voting rights wonk. We need lifetime voter registration from birth & citizenship, without any abridgments and a weekend national voting holiday. Let's get the 30% who never vote back voting for Dems.

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Trumpie Tantrum Shopping Spree

Went to my grocery store on Friday 7/3 and the store was busy at 9am.
I had my mask on. Anyway, there was a couple, in their 40's looking a bit shabbily dressed, he unshaven and she in pajamas.
I was getting my milk, when she came up behind me, brushed my shoulder as she grabbed a gallon.
Alarmed by the shoulder brush, I yelled. "Please keep your distance" I said. and quickly stepped away from her.

She said, "Fuck You."
So did I, immediately and very, very loudly ( knowing this would draw attention).
"No! Fuck You. Get Away From Me Right Now!
"I am getting milk and you can wait before you get yours. There are signs all over the store asking you to keep 6 ft away."
Her scruffy husband then piped up saying, "We don't believe fake news. We don't care." (the words fake news, explained everything).
I could see a store clerk running over.

I said to the man "I don't care what you want to believe. I don't want to catch any diseases you may carry." I said.
He had a blankish stare. I don't think he understood what I'd said.

The clerk heard me, and interrupted us, asking what the problem was.
She piped up, " I just got my milk."
I replied, "You nearly shoved me aside to get your milk, when you saw I was already getting some. Could you wait a few seconds? ...to keep a distance."
Husband piped up, 'We know our rights and we don't believe the virus." (not sure if the virus speaks to them directly or how often.)

The clerk stopped him and said, "This is private property and we can refuse service to anyone. The store is well posted with social distancing, all over the store, and we expect our customers to be considerate of others."

The husband, then said a terse "Fuck You" to the clerk. The woman, in a true Trumpie tantrum, threw her half-gallon of milk on the floor which broke open and sprayed a couple of other customers, who started yelling at her.

"You are leaving the store now." the clerk told her and her husband.
A 2nd clerk showed up by then, and reached for their cart, pulling it toward him. They didn't try to stop him and he got the cart away, I assume, in case the woman would want to throw that too.
"We have rights!" the woman yelled. She threatened to call the police. and this is why I am writing this, because what the clerk told them, shut them down so fast and completely..
"This store is not a public place. This private property, just like your home and we can refuse service to anyone. Today, you two are being refused and must leave immediately. Throwing milk at customers is assault and you can be arrested. Please leave now, before we call the police... and the milk is going to cost you $2.39."

The two clerks escorted the couple away and I went to self-checkout. The couple were at the front desk, paying for the milk and talking to the manager with the two clerks.
They left the store. Who knows where else they went to enact their "Trumpie Tantrum Shopping Spree".
I am glad to see my grocer, stand up for customers and hope others will start speaking up to stop these mass spreaders.

PS: I just finished chemo and look like it. Gaunt, pale...covered from head to toe with skull cap, eye protection from my glasses, a N95 mask covered with a cloth one, long sleeves & pants and gloves. It's 90F outside.
No moron is going get between me and my brand of milk.

Wisconsin Early Voting Starts NOW- for Aug primary

Get registered...Get a mail (absentee) ballot and vote in the Aug federal primary to get rid of our white, male-only, GOP Trumpies & Tea Party failures.

YOU CAN VOTE NOW SO DO IT. I GOT MY ABSENTE BALLOT ON SAT JUNE 27TH FOR THE AUG PRIMARY TODAY.

Here's text from a previous post on WISCONSIN VOTER REGISTRATION AND EARLY (ABSENTEE) VOTING.

Absentee Voting Deadlines for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary
All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason.
1) Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot.
2) You must provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request..


August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot -


Possibly through August 9, 2020 - Deadline for In-Person Absentee - Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through August 9, 2020. Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours. THE VIRUS WILL CERTAINLY CAUSE MANY CLERK'S TO CLOSE OFFICES LIKE THEY DID IN APRIL.

August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for Hospitalized Voters
August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Military

August 11, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. - Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot - You must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk, your polling place, or a local dropbox established by your clerk. Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m on August 11, 2020.

WISCONSIN VOTER INFO:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo

WISCONSIN VOTER REGISTRATION & INFO UPDATE:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RegisterToVote

WISCONSIN ABSENTEE APPLICATION:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee

EARLY VOTING FOR AUG is OPEN NOW (Updated)

Get registered...Get a mail (absentee) ballot and vote in the Aug federal primary to get rid of our white, male-only, GOP Trumpies & Tea Party failures.

YOU CAN VOTE NOW.
I GOT MY ABSENTE BALLOT ON SAT JUNE 27, 2020 FOR THE AUG 11, 2020 PRIMARY.

Here's updated text from a previous post on WISCONSIN VOTER REGISTRATION AND EARLY (ABSENTEE) VOTING.

Absentee Voting for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary - early Voting is Open as of June 29, 2020.

All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason
, either for one election or all elections, in the current year.
1) Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot. You can do both; register & absentee with in-person at any municipal clerks office.
2) You must provide a photocopy of your Wisconsin Photo ID (Driver's License, State Age ID, Voting Only ID) with your absentee ballot request. Bring it with you.
--- NOTE: Copy your Photo ID info directly from your ID. Do not use nicknames or shortened version ( Donald not Don, Agnes not Aggie).
Copy your name with exact spelling, or your ballot will be rejected and you may wind up purged from the polling lists.
3) You can also vote when registering at a municipal clerk's office. You can see your specific ballot by visiting your Wisconsin county clerk's website.They must post every ward's ballot online a month before each election. You can find your voting ward (polling location) info, when you check your registration with the link below to myvote.wi.gov and then find your ballot at your county clerk's website.


August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot -


Possibly through August 9, 2020 - Deadline for In-Person Absentee - Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through August 9, 2020. Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours. THE VIRUS WILL CERTAINLY CAUSE MANY CLERK'S TO CLOSE OFFICES LIKE THEY DID IN APRIL.

August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for Hospitalized Voters
August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Military

August 11, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. - Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot - You must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk, your polling place, or a local dropbox established by your clerk. Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m on August 11, 2020.

WISCONSIN VOTER INFO:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo

WISCONSIN VOTER REGISTRATION & INFO UPDATE:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RegisterToVote

WISCONSIN ABSENTEE APPLICATION:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee

It's not just Trump. The GOP needs to be punished.

The GOP, as a whole party, must also pay the price for allowing the Trump 'messes' unfetterred.

Punish them all.
Give them a 'time out' to reflect on what they've done.
Let the GOP die. or better yet, kill it off on Nov 3rd 2020.

Vote 100% Democratic on Nov 3, 2020.
Every office.
Every seat Goes Blue.

Register & Get Absentee NOW!

Absentee Voting Deadlines for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary
All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason.
1) Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot.
2) You must provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request..


August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot -


Possibly through August 9, 2020 - Deadline for In-Person Absentee - Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through August 9, 2020. Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours. THE VIRUS WILL CERTAINLY CAUSE MANY CLERK'S TO CLOSE OFFICES LIKE THEY DID IN APRIL.

August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for Hospitalized Voters
August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Military

August 11, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. - Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot - You must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk, your polling place, or a local dropbox established by your clerk. Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m on August 11, 2020.

WISCONSIN VOTER INFO:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo

WISCONSIN VOTER REGISTRATION & INFO UPDATE:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RegisterToVote

WISCONSIN ABSENTEE APPLICATION:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee
Posted by SmartVoter22 | Tue Jun 9, 2020, 07:14 AM (5 replies)

Our Long Term Adaptation is fact based.

We've adapted to past pandemics quite well.
We change behaviors to increase our safety and block risks.
Economic changes always happen first. Changes that protect staff and confidence in production & distributing. Consumers demand these simple changes, as they have the greatest impact. Science based adaptations, after pandemics, have greatly expanded how we care for ourselves and our societies with better drugs, better treatments and greater efficiency in delivering health care. Does anyone think that our hospitals will ever be without emergency supplies in the future? We will tolerate politicians who do not put our national health first? I don't think we will see the partisan avoidance, we see today.
Americans are rightly pissed off, that frontline responders do not have masks, gowns or gloves. This is a basic necessity, and having emergency supplies available is something we took for granted. Voters will elect those who put health first and the economy second. No workers...no economy.
Wall Street's 'health investment advisors' and cable news pundits are not going to have much influence, long term, as they are partly responsible for the pandemic's rapid spread. Guessing and wild speculation are falling on deaf ears.
The changes will come, because we, as individuals, have far more data available. Before the internet, we had only newspapers, which are still the most reliable sources of fact based reporting... and FCC-regulated air broadcasts on TV and radio.
Our greatest potential, as individual consumers, is our ability to weed out the opinions from science based fact.
I am still not sure why anyone would take a TV personality's opinion over that of actual scientists, but they do. Reporting on what these TV personalities say is only represents a tiny part of our population, but the media has found it to be the least costly to report on. Wall St strikes again. Murdoch is fake news, he invented it.
The FoxNews style...."He said, she said"... is not reporting, it's parroting.
News, in print and over the air TV, are required to follow strict laws to validate reporting. Google the 1934 FCC Communications Act.
Cable news does not follow that FCC Act. They don't have to. Cable is, by law, defined as subscription entertainment only.

Nothing on any cable news is required, by law, to validate anything with two credible sources on the article topic. Op-eds abound on cable news, but some still think it is actual fact, ( well, at least alot of FoxNews viewers think it's fact). It is not.

We can and will learn, how to learn, better.
Posted by SmartVoter22 | Sat May 2, 2020, 12:11 PM (2 replies)

Tanning beds & Formula 409 sunscreen

Trump's "snake oil presidency" has a new concoction, from his bigly diseased cranium.
UV light inside your lungs, inject some rubbing alcohot and smear on some formula 409 sun screen.

The southern idiots will certainly try, and the first will be the religious frauds, mainly southern baptists aka: the bible baristas.

This 45th POTUS has gotten so bizarre, I can't stop comparing it to a cheap sitcom script.

Thx Gaylord Nelson - Happy Earth Day

April 22. Earth Day 2020

I personally am grateful for our Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat; who wrote legislation that created Earth Day in 1970.
This is one of the very few globally celebrated events, that has led to environmental awareness by all humans and most nations.

Keep recycling, Keep planting and Keep Safe.

http://www.nelsonearthday.net/nelson/

Apr 7 primary- Voters Spoke Loudly

Wisconsin voters spoke loudly on April 7th, 2020. Forced to endure some of the nation's most oppressive Voter registration laws, they knew the WisGOPs had gerrymandered the state into a 'jim crow' poster child. Voters also knew the GOP refused to consider the pandemic, with THREE refusals to delay the election; two during a special legislative session. The voters also knew the WisGOPs would use the corrupted State Supreme court, of ultra conservative 527 PAC sponsored judges would rule in their favor...which they did...the day before the election! Nothing like having time to inform the public, which they did nothing in the media except leave confusion and frustration.
The Wisconsin voters knew what was happening and they have had enough.
Even with all the hoop jumping and risk of actual death, they worked out how to cast a vote. They voted absentee, in numbers unheard of, in a Spring Presidential Primary. Estimated 31% of all voters turned out, compare that to 2016 when only 40% voted, and without all the GOP drama or a 'death option'.
They placed a liberal on the State Supreme Court, ousted hundreds of local Trumpie loud-mouthed knuckleheads from county and municipal governments and funded school bonds.
I am encouraged by this election's results. The nation will focused on what Wisconsin does next. We know what that will be:

On May 12, 2020: Voters get to replace Rep. Sean Duffy, a MTV realty star turned GOPer, for 4 terms in Congress, only to suddenly quit last year. The GOP picked Tom Tiffany to run, a NRA endorsed Trumpie who voted against; open records laws, $26M funding for the state's largest Veterans Home and downplayed a Juvenile Detention Center's fiasco of sexual abuse by staff. The Dems have a good candidate in TRICIA ZUNKER ( https://triciaforwisconsin.com/), a highly educated PoliSci lawyer, on the state's ACLU board, and an associate justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court.

On Aug 11, 2020: Official Partisan Primary. Presidential, Congressional and State Offices to determine who's on the Nov 3 ballots.
This election will be another replay of April 7th, as it is expected that the GOP rules for hoop jumping may be increased, as they hold control over both state legislative houses and can pass what they want. It will also be the beginning of the SECOND WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. This will also be when we learn if schools will open in a week or two, if the dairy farm bankruptcy rate breaks new records, which Wisconsin has led for three years under Trump's tariffs.

On Nov 3, 2020: Wisconsin can reclaim it's liberal personality. The one that helped create public radio, teacher's unions, Earth Day, the EPA and start the retribution of the GOP with a nice purge, an assault if you like on conservatism, that has literally ruined the state.

I am encouraged, with all that's sick and wrong in Wisconsin, that the voters (especially younger ones) will take back the state and end the era of conspiracy-fueled paranoia for the logical human based governance we enjoyed since 1848.

Go Wisconsin. Go Badgers and Go Packers (the only community owned NFL team)

No pollworkers & 1M Absentee ballots at risk

This is not encouraging for any Wisconsin Voter.

"...Milwaukee needs about 1,400 poll workers to run its election but so far has fewer than 400, according to Neil Albrecht, director of the Milwaukee Election Commission. Another 300 workers are needed for the central location where absentee ballots are processed, but fewer than 50 had been hired as of last week."

...Responding to absentee ballot requests is taking a week even though state law requires absentee ballots to be sent within 48 hours.
Witzel-Behl estimated Madison would receive more than 1,000 absentee ballots after the polls close on election day — too late to be counted. “Under the current law, all of those voters will be disenfranchised — their votes won’t count,” Witzel-Behl said in a court filing.


From the Green Bay Press-Gazette..
...Nearly 1 million voters have asked for absentee ballots for the April 7 presidential primary and election for state Supreme Court and local offices. That surpasses the total number of early ballots cast — both by mail and in person — in the 2016 presidential election.
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