Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wisconsin Labor Day events.
The ACLU says it is a matter of free speech, and any kind of ordinance prohibiting property owners from placing political signs on private property is clearly unconstitutional, in an article about the court case.
"The ACLU urges municipal officials to refrain from enforcing sign ordinances to restrict political expression and to repeal ordinances that limit this venerable form of speech," the ACLU writes in the article.
In Shorewood, Lang said she’s been instructed not to enforce what the state statute says because of the court ruling and said she wonders why the state hasn't changed the law yet.
Christopher Jaekels, who serves as village attorney for Whitefish Bay and Bayside, said he just informed both villages about a week ago not to enforce the state statute because of different court rulings, including the 2004 court case out of Pewaukee.
Government Accountability Board spokesperson Reid Magney said Walker recall signs wouldn't fall under any rule governing election signs because the recall process can't begin until early November.
"Anyone can display a 'I Support Walker' sign or a 'Recall Walker' sign legally," Magney said.
However, confusion still remains.
Wauwatosa officials are confused about the rules governing 'Recall Walker' signs, according to a recent WISN 12 article. The city decided not to take down Walker recall signs because they are temporary and not technically for an election, at least not yet, according to the article.
Meanwhile, Whitefish Bay police say they will remove political signs if they are in a public area like a park and will go talk to residents about political signs in private property if a complaint is filed.
Jaekels said he believes Whitefish Bay police are on the right track. While they don't absolutely enforce the removal of signs on private property, he said it's about being courteous to your neighbor, because no one wants to stare at a political sign year round.
Republican Revolt: Virgina’s GOP Governor Splits With Cantor, Rejects Conditioning Disaster Aid On Budget Cuts | ThinkProgress
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VT Gov. Shumlin on “Our Continuing Irrational Exuberance About Burning Fossil Fuels, in Light of These Storm Patterns” | ThinkProgress
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|Julia Atherton||5:41pm Aug 31|
|Daily Kos: Slavery in Florida's Tomato Fields|
**Soon-to-be released details of BEV HARRIS' (www.blackboxvoting.org) new ground-breaking report on ELECTRONIC POLL BOOKS ** Bev has been working on this investigation around the clock, in seclusion, for over four months. She has sent out an round email today detailing what is to come. Some very interesting information as it relates to WISCONSIN. Will post her letter in full below as she doesn't seem to have it posted to her site, yet...
Today, Bev writes:
"I've been absent from the public eye for nearly four months, involved one of the most comprehensive examinations of voting information since 2005. I analyzed a sequential set of 80 voter history lists, 1,000 electronic poll book reports, a dozen master electronic poll book records, 50 participating voter lists, internal worksheets on purges, transaction logs for updates and changes in voter lists, user guides, correspondence and staff training materials. The findings will help citizens oversee the 2012 election. My five-part report for citizen oversight of WHO CAN VOTE / WHO DID VOTE will be released at http://www.blackboxvoting.org, one major report per week, throughout the month of September 2011."
New Post from NH Labor News Network... Democrats Blame 1376 jobs lost on GOP!
Press For Truth Presents: "unLawful Access" - Battle For The Net
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Daniel Lyons I worked for 8 hours at an exit poll in Shorewood (Darling's district) and we polled about 85-90% of the people who voted. We collected 1000 (exact number) exit poll sheets. But the vote count showed that 1500 people voted. There is absolutely no way on earth we missed 500. At most 100-125, but not 1 in 3. (Single entrance/exit from the polling place.)
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people continue to mobilize in Europe against austerity
"The professional carwash industry is a $23 billion enterprise, one which more and more Americans make use of every year. If you visited a carwash lately – which judging by the latest industry report you probably have or will in the near future – you may have noticed the fast and arduous labor of carwash workers. You have seen that even in the most extreme heat or cold weather, carwash workers are hard at it – focusing on every nook and cranny of your vehicle. What you probably missed – as is the case in many carwashes across the country – is that this work is accompanied by obscene labor abuses, health hazardous conditions, employer exploitation and intimidation. Carwash workers are the face of the new American sweatshop."
Our own Uncutter CC co-wrote a damning report about tax cheats that pay more to their CEO's than they do in taxes. (Read the full report here: http://www.ips-dc.org/)
As Uncut Seattle might say, get out the orange jumpsuits!
|Donald Christensen||11:08pm Aug 30|
and then a fleeting note about "right to work" only for teachers http://www.facebook.com/l/
|Privatizing Teaching Jobs In Senate Package | MyMASSP|
Dennis Bartels edited a doc.
Aug 27 video links to EI Session with Kennedy
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Dale R. Botten Re: Voting machines, election fraud and all that Republithug crap. I think it's great that ordinary schmucks take up the righteous sword of indignation against these democracy killers. I see some are gathering empirical evidence about voting, right down to the particular wards. Will all this info, plus what is known for sure, be consolidated into one report? Once that is done, I would suggest enlisting the aid of someone such as Melanie Sloan at CREW. They seem to be able to get action done on several things. Just a thought. Kudos to all of you who are compiling all this info...our decendants will thank you, that is if our democracy survives. YOU are the REAL Minutemen Patriots...not those phonies with funny hats who scream fascist and racist hatred.
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Sierra C. Nolan Thank you Dennis Bartels!
Angela Lalley Thank you, Nicole, Sierra, and Dennis for this video! Now I know what people are talking about. And, yes, Kevin Kennedy, you really should be concerned!
Nirtana Goodma You know, a whole lot of politician talk without really saying anything leads to something finally slipping out.....
Segway Jeremy Ryan
Video of the protest today at the Pyle Center!! Keep in mind Scottie could hear everything we were saying, a wonderful event if I shall say so myself... Please SHARE, everyone should see this democracy in action... Too much in here to list!!
Walker & Olsen Protest At Pyle Center in Madison, Democracy in Action, Please SHARE!
Jeremy Ryan reports from Defending Wisconsin PAC where he brings you coverage of Scott Walker at a random appearance for some sort of education meeting. Vide...
Richard T. Rapscallion Jr.
Koch Brothers Exposed
The biggest pro-environment protest in a generation is happening outside the White House right now. Hundreds of folks have been arrested. They're taking a stand against the unnecessary and dangerous Keystone XL oil pipeline.
We'll have a few more posts on this today and this week, but wanted to share this video on how the Kochs stand to gain from the pipeline.
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Tell Secretary Clinton to Say No to the Kochs
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Published August 19, 2011"The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would ship oil from Northwest Canada south through Mid-America to the Texas Gulf Coast has drawn sharp opposition from environmentalists worried about Canadian forests, greenhouse gases, and potential leaks.
But one line of attack is more about economics and geopolitics than land and water. And it strikes at pipeline proponents' central argument that Keystone XL would buttress U.S. energy security. Opponents contend instead that the pipeline's petroleum could largely bypass the American markets and be shipped to Asia.
"This is all about taking the oil that's coming into the Midwest and moving it down to the Gulf Coast, where they have access to China and other markets," the National Wildlife Federation's Jeremy Symons told Congress this summer."