Friday, December 30, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Monday, October 31, 2022
Van Orden says it's a Bible principle, Leftists hate this Country: Tavern touring Derrick Van Orden is out there talking to the people and farmers but doesn't seem to be aware of their biggest concerns. Any solutions? Odd huh?
The Bible tells us so...MAGA not a Religious Cult? Trump is our divine intervention...
Opening prayer today at Eric Trump and Michael Flynn’s QAnon event: “God, open the eyes of Pres Trump’s understanding, that he will know how to implement divine intervention. And you will not surround him with RINO trash, in the name of Jesus.” pic.twitter.com/56vsiVxzs0— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 22, 2022
MAGA Death Squads Quietly being Recruited: What do Guns have to do with Firing Pelosi? It's not that Rep. Ween is definitely suggesting shooting a member of Congress, but he says he can do that because a lone gunman attacked Rep. Steve Scalise.
“You’re shooting a gun!” CBS Anchor Margaret Brennan lets Republican Congressman Tom Emmer have it over the inappropriateness of his “fire Pelosi” tweet. pic.twitter.com/DfZW6nn1Xy— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 30, 2022
MAGAs pushing Punishment of Death: Imagine this message a year from now? Nancy Pelosi committed treason for holding office for so long? Don't tell Chuck Grassley:
Marjorie Greene’s deleted FB video where she suggests Pelosi be executed for treason... pic.twitter.com/AvBSFaqmLq— Saint Germain 🗽 ⚖️ 🕊️ 🇺🇦 (@stgermy) October 28, 2022
Liberal Elites Drink Childrens Blood: Watching the amazing mental decline of conspiracy nut Lara Logan has been almost surreal. But with messaging like this, added to MAGA gun election ads suggesting there are other ways to "win" an election, can't wait the dystopian 2024 dueling challenges:
After getting banned from Fox for saying Fauci is Mengele, then from Newsmax for saying Satanist elites drink the blood of children, Lara Logan doubles down and says hundreds of thousands of kids in the US are being kidnapped so elites can drink their blood to fight aging. pic.twitter.com/Wh1WHiX0U3— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 27, 2022
Political Leaders deciding Women's health: Dr. Oz made it very clear women's issues, including health, are sadly up to men now:
Holy shit. Dr Oz just said he wants women’s bodily autonomy to be between “women, doctors, and local political leaders.” pic.twitter.com/lWIWpX7ZJ3— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) October 26, 2022
Michael Flynn never would have allowed that COVID nonsense: I've said over and over, for MAGAs, COVID wasn't real or a reason for inflation. It was a liberal global plot:
Under MAGAs, Uncle Sam relegated to cheap side-show Trump entertainment: How far he has fallen...
Guy at the Trump rally today is performing his ‘Mar-a-Lago Raid Anthem:’— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 8, 2022
“They raided Mar-a-Lago in the
Trump fought the law and we know, Trump won.” pic.twitter.com/q5IB7SEYa2
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
MAGA Weekly: Lazy Covid Checks, Trump Capitol Riot, FBI Setup, Climate denial, Crime and Violence in Red States, etc.
1. Michels: "COVID checks...that's how they got Lazy!" Like getting economic help during a pandemic was the worst we can do. MAGAs won't spend money on us, it's wrong?
Tim Michels thinks the people of Wisconsin are lazy.— Tony Evers (@Tony4WI) October 15, 2022
They'll prove him wrong on November 8th. pic.twitter.com/uyC6tqP7vi
2. Michels: "I haven't seen any evidence, Donald Trump said "Go to the Capitol now and storm it..." Okay, maybe not those exact words but...Michels: "making Donald Trump look bad with all these hearings..." is pretty ridiculous.
3. Ron Johnson set up by FBI (don't laugh, he means it): The crowd at the debate should have been the MAGA reaction, but wasn't:
OMG! The audience starting laughing at Ron Johnson during his Debate.— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) October 14, 2022
4. "Why has he turned against America" nothing like hating America now and promising to Make America Great Again?
Moderators closed tonight's Wisconsin Senate debate by asking each candidate to say something they find admirable about the other.— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) October 14, 2022
Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes (D) said Sen. Ron Johnson (R) is a "family man."
Johnson said Barnes is "against America."
The audience booed Johnson. pic.twitter.com/zoFiSIf5kg
5. Michels: "A lot of discussion about that..." The West is drying up, Hurricanes wiping out sections of states, yup, no problem.
6. MAGA somehow rationalizes voting for "shitty candidates." Wow, smart argument:
7. Crime and Violence NOT Dems, but MAGA Republicans after all: We've seen the charts...Now you can hear the data...
Right wing influencers working hard to get voters to stay on Team Herschel: “It does suck to have to vote for shitty candidates. That’s where the Left would like us to stop. But if we stop right there, then we are doing a disservice to our country.” pic.twitter.com/U1FPpDxAyn— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 12, 2022
The difference between Dem run states and GOP run states. pic.twitter.com/pQvg2WmLUs— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) October 11, 2022
8. Fighting MAGA War on Women's Rights Fading? They think so, but it's only getting worse...
Doug Mastriano and Charlie Kirk don’t think abortion is going to be an important issue in the midterms: “It’s getting lower and lower on the priority and the energy. I think the Dobbs effect is fading.” pic.twitter.com/8IYXhLrcPZ— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 12, 2022
9. MAGA Groomers ya think? Let's call it what it is, projection:
Republican candidate for AZ school governing board position told the officer he was just trying to relieve stress while masterbating in his truck near a preschool. It’s a stressful time for MAGA patriots fighting groomers and the Marxist woke mob. pic.twitter.com/iK6f7hl2Sj— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 19, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Thursday, October 13, 2022
DeSantis Tyrannical Election Violations?
What a surprise! All the accommodations made in 2020 for voters because of covid that led MAGA to scream about “election fraud” are now being implemented in 3 heavily Republican counties by Desantis for his election. https://t.co/bgVP26cbVK— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 13, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
MAGA Weekly: Christian Nation-Replacement Theory-Trump aids Putin War-Good-bye Social Security for real-Saudi Oil Price Hike Oct Surprise!
What does it really mean to be a "Christian nation?" It allows MAGA Republicans to argue the "government" is getting between you and God.
FLASHBACK: @RepMarkGreen claims to be “pro-life” - yet he helped block Medicaid expansion keeping 300,000 Tennesseans without health coverage while saying government programs keep suffering Tennesseans from “a saving knowledge of God” 🤔😳👇🏽 @OdessaKellyTN pic.twitter.com/wxxzGWbc2q— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 10, 2022
"Replacing You" at Work? It's surreal how MAGAs completely miss how ridiculous that sounds. Immigrant's may be working side-by-side with everyone else, but how will they find a way to "replace" you? As a friend recently put it, "It can't get more Nazi than this."
Straight-up Klan shit https://t.co/3iYbvxndVT— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 10, 2022
Trump + MAGAs hands Putin's Russia Media Talking points: Aiding the enemy? Sure. Video of Trump's comment is the first response after this tweet, check it out:
From the Russian broadcast: “Donald Trump openly said that Washington’s action forced Putin to start special operations in Ukraine. According to Trump, it’s the fault of the foolish people in the Biden Administration.” https://t.co/ZZN9tHXPXv— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 10, 2022
No, really, Social Security and Medicare about to END: What's most amazing about these threats, is that they're bold enough to do this just before a midterm election:
They're saying it out loud: Ron Johnson's cuts to SS backed by House MAGAs... GOP planning 'catastrophic default' if Democrats refuse to cut Social Security and Medicare https://t.co/Ujh6ZIpvHF— John Peterson (@democurmudgeon) October 11, 2022
Biden ad makes this point:
Here's the plan:
Ask yourself: Do you want to put your Social Security into the hands of Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene? pic.twitter.com/cs7XYruduV— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 11, 2022
Gradually raise the Medicare age of eligibility to 67 and the Social Security eligibility to 70 before indexing both to life expectancy. It backed withholding payments to those who retired early and had earnings over a certain limit. And it endorsed the consideration of options to reduce payroll taxes that fund Social Security and redirect them to private alternatives. It also urged lawmakers to “phase-in an increase in means testing” for Medicare.
Hollywood's Communist Bent? China owns 'em: A Gay Superman has been canceled? I did not know that. Christians now want to reclaim Hollywood for their messages:
“Breaking news! The Gay Superman was just canceled. Praise God! The communist Chinese party has bought Hollywood. They have purchased Hollywood. So everything we’re seeing coming out of the mainstream Hollywood movies has a communist bent.” pic.twitter.com/Uwq3RpSjLW— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 11, 2022
Sunday, October 9, 2022
There are so many stories, and so many important points to make, yet nothing I can say says it better than those who blindly open their traps...
From "Rigged" elections to an equivalent "Fixed" elections? Again, they're telling us in no uncertain terms what will happen. In other words, the fix is in:
The plan to end our democracy. Out loud. Right in the open. https://t.co/Dn2NuclHDt— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 9, 2022
When Justice Thomas targeted Gay Marriage, MAGAs went further: Conservative media is already making this argument, amazingly:
🤔 Hey @GovBillLee @WilliamLamberth @SenJohnson @JasonZacharyTN @JeremyFaison4TN y’all on board with this too? Or just when he attacks trans kids and the Black Little Mermaid? 🧜🏾♀️ https://t.co/fWwitrxSgC— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 9, 2022
MAGA Racism behind "All lives Matter:" Post racial? To MAGAs, this is what makes America Great:
Ron Johnson's Social Security is "CANDY" statement: What the media won't report is how just one or two words, even a sentence, will be used to reject renewing Social Security, not just MAGA poison pill amendments. Again, SS is a pay-as-you-go program that doesn't use tax dollars. Could anything be more clearly stated by Johnson?
Socialist Hating MAGA Republicans Beg for Socialist Job Creating Money: See, it's this easy...:
Proud Supporters of Trump...going down with that ship: The video tells the story...
This never gets old. pic.twitter.com/wnsL0AzMEE— Justin Horwitz (@JustinAHorwitz) August 26, 2022
Authoritarianism: MAGAs don't have to Anwer Questions: Sen. Cruz' reaction doesn't make MAGA Republicans rethink their vote, because it can only get worse:
Must see... Shutting down speech. https://t.co/Doi5UmPJab— John Peterson (@democurmudgeon) October 8, 2022
The Problem with Jon Stewart...: I wish the media could get as close this line of questioning as possible.
🔥MUST-WATCH: @jonstewart interviews Arkansas AG @LeslieRutledge about their ban on health care for trans youth, against recs of medical orgs —He asks what orgs she’s leaning on. She can’t name any. 🦗(cc: @TNGOP @GovBillLee @WilliamLamberth @SenJohnson)pic.twitter.com/FbkLzW88QK— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 7, 2022
Liberals Directed Hurricane Ian to Hurt Gov. DeSantis: You can't make this stuff up...yet someone did:
Say it ain't so. The interviewer handles it perfectly:
On the Stew Peters Network tonight, we learn that the globalist New World Order created hurricane Ian, and then steered it into FL to derail Desantis’s political career because he is a threat to their agenda. pic.twitter.com/68LMgWlLph— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 7, 2022
“Illegals are giving away drugs to kids at Halloween” 😵💫😵💫😵💫— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 7, 2022
So sad what Rupert Murdoch’s Bullshit Factory has done to our country. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/IEqYYvIhLt
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Uh, "Especially Milwaukee," birthplace of the Parental Choice Program, where it's Failing? I'll bet Michels is unaware of Milwaukee's "choice" history, which isn't a great starting point for him. Vouchers were designed by Republicans to kill public schools, leaving it devoid of good government planning (on purpose). That's basically what charter backer the Fordham Institute reported:
In 1991, Milwaukee began a bold experiment in market-based education reform. Twenty-seven years later, those reforms are something less than dramatic. The original voucher coalition was a clumsy alliance of free-market reformers, social justice warriors, urban Democrats, and suburban and rural Republicans.A program design encouraging the creation of new schools simultaneously led to frequent school failures that hurt the program’s reputation. Between 1991 and 2015, 102 participating schools shut their doors. For many years, opening a voucher school was as simple as filing a one-page form with the state, finding a building, and convincing parents to enroll their children. Some of these schools were of shockingly low quality, creating a public narrative that millions of dollars were being sent to storefront scam-artists running schools in name only.
At one point in the early 2000s, voucher supporters’ longstanding resistance to standardized testing of MPCP pupils. To put it mildly, student performance was not driving legislative decision-making during this period. The result was a clumsy regulatory structure that changed frequently, failed to adequately target problem schools, and was divorced from the goal of improving academic achievement.
The fragmented structure ensures that positive reform in any one of the city’s three sectors will fail to improve the lot of a sizable slice of Milwaukee’s K–12 population.
None of these successes mask the MPCP’s failure to deliver substantive academic gains for K–12 pupils in Milwaukee.
But until a mechanism exists for creating funding and regulatory equity, outcomes-oriented accountability across sectors, and an arena to resolve issues impacting students across Milwaukee’s diverse school spectrum, we should expect to see more of the same. For now, Milwaukee’s voucher experience stands as a cautionary tale on the consequences of governance fragmentation.
A September 2013 item from PolitiFact Wisconsin, we rated Mostly False a Walker claim that Doyle’s policies cost the state 133,000 jobs. Walker, we noted, got the number right. But experts said the national economic crash (Great Recession) had far more to do with Wisconsin’s job losses during that period than any state policies.Again, this was a major Republican failure that would reverberate for decades, especially in education. For fun, here's Alan Greenspan admitting point blank the free market failure.
I’ve argued before that the Great Recession had a negative impact on the achievement of our poor and working-class students. That impact came directly in the form of the difficult years for families when these students were infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Income plummeted. Poverty rates rose. Food insecurity grew. All of this would make a difference with these tykes’ later achievement. Consider, for example, findings from NWEA that showed declining test scores at kindergarten entry in the early 2010s. I suspect this also explains why so many of our social indicators were heading in the wrong direction even before the pandemic—such as the murder rate, auto accidents, and more. The downstream effects of early-childhood hardship can take years or even decades to become clear.The impact of the Great Recession also happened indirectly, in the form of the dramatic K–12 spending cuts that happened from 2011 to 2014. Kirabo Jackson showed convincingly that these cuts had a negative impact on achievement.
They could have been talking about Scott Walker:
Walker’s first five years, schools received a total of $1.17 billion less in state aid than if the funding had remained at the base level.The Pandemic: Thanks to Trump's bumbling chaotic mishandling of the pandemic, and Republican claims that it was never a problem, The Fordham Institute reported this unsettling reality:
In Washington, D.C., one figure stands out: 9 percent. That’s how many Black boys met expectations in math on the recently released 2022 student achievement results in the city’s district schools. On the eve of the pandemic in 2019, 17 percent of Black boys in district schools met those same expectations. The word “disaster” is used a lot lately, but it is absolutely the right fit here.
But what about the other half of D.C.’s schools, the charter sector? Sadly, 9 percent is also the percentage of Black boys in D.C. charter schools who met math expectations in 2022. That’s down from 22 percent in 2019, an even sharper decline than in Washington’s district-operated schools ... some of D.C.’s most prominent charter schools dropped by previously unimaginable amounts.
The charter school sector in D.C., seems to have had a particularly difficult transition to an all-virtual environment. This shouldn’t be a total surprise, considering that virtual charter schools across the country have displayed weak results over the years.
WI Maga Republicans picked this time to NOT fund Education, when Students need to catch-up most: Here's what they did instead:
Students, elected officials, education, community and business leaders from around south-central Wisconsin held a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol to kick off a statewide “Day of Action” protesting the Legislature’s proposed K-12 funding."A $0 per student increase on K-12 funding for the 2021-2023 Biennium State Budget, as was recently passed by the Joint Finance Committee, is not sufficient to support pre-K-12 education.”
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Ah, Democratic political stunts never get old.
Referendum on Abortion, take it slow says Johnson: Again, I have a complaint about media reporters, who are more than willing to accept "desperate political stunt" and "election year gimmick" as an answer to questions about why they oppose to anything Gov. Evers does. The answer should be, "No, really, what's your objection?"
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is calling lawmakers into session to take up a constitutional amendment allowing statewide referendums, citing support from Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for a public vote on the issue of abortion. Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, the legislative leaders called the proposal a "desperate political stunt"Vos and LeMahieu did not claim Ron Johnson's call for a referendum a "desperate political stunt" did they?
Empower Wisconsin June 24, 2022: Republicans made quick work of ending Gov. Tony Evers’ “special session” on Wisconsin’s abortion law, calling it what it was: a political stunt. Republican leadership gaveled in and gaveled out, consigning another of Evers’ political charades to the circular file.
While Republicans' rewritten budget boosted state funding for schools, schools did not actually see more money as a result. Evers blasted the Republican-controlled Legislature for stripping out much of the education funding he proposed in his 2019-20 and 2021-22 budgets. Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) dismissed Tuesday's announcement as a political stunt.
Gov. Tony Evers announced he was directing the state’s Departments of Justice and Administration to pursue taxpayer-funded lawsuits against employers who process PFAS – in their production.
“Today’s announcement is an unfortunate political stunt,” said WMC President & CEO Kurt Bauer.
Evers' plan calls for a $150 refund to every Wisconsin taxpayer, along with tax breaks for child care and family caregiving … Republicans have called the plan an election-year gimmick.Of course, our WI MAGA Republicans would never think of a political stunt...oh wait, there was the Gableman "investigation" that jazzed up MAGA voters. Hmm, I was forced to help pay for that fiasco, but MAGA's think it's unfair to be forced to pay for college loan forgiveness.
Monday, September 19, 2022
This is so good and covers so much ground that I just had to pass this along.
Cody, the host, as usual does an amazing analysis that should be watch in its entirety, even if it takes a few days. It is, after all, 2 hours long. For me, I had to pause it a number of times to absorb and allow myself to cool down.
The MAGA attack on education has nothing to do with what is taught in schools. Remember, MAGA parents were only mad that their kids were home, not in public daycare facilities we call schools. And when they found out their kids were actually learning something, after checking out their online subject matter, they went crazy. Imagine education getting better and covering broader topic many parents were never exposed to. Outrageous.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Johnson says Liberals "infiltrated" everything, and should be pushed out of Universities, Law, Religion...
A Great Liberal Purge makes Ron Johnson's To-do List: I guess you could say he's not everyone's Senator at this point. Johnson's comments should take your breath away. But radio host Mark Levin, who's anything but critical thinker, wasn't disagreeing. Johnson: "We've got to push them (liberals) out of these institutions and return some normalcy."
Johnson: The left has infiltrated every institution of this country.. They’ve infiltrated religions.. They’ve infiltrated everything.. pic.twitter.com/hDAFMHo34e— Acyn (@Acyn) September 12, 2022
Democrats could not ask for a “better” opponent than the MAGA conspiratorialist and forced-birth zealot whose economic views sound like a parody of Republicans’ plutocratic outlook. These positions project a distinctly anti-populist, anti-worker message.
1. In February, he declared that Wisconsin had enough jobs and therefore shouldn’t make a pitch to manufacture new postal vehicles, which would create 1,000 jobs.
2. He has declared repeatedly his intent to shift Social Security from an entitlement to a discretionary program, putting at risk the benefits of more than 5.8 million Wisconsinites, including more than 1 million seniors. The report quotes Johnson saying Social Security “was set up improperly” and should have been invested in the stock market.3. He also opposed extending Affordable Care Act subsidies that save more than 200,000 Wisconsinites roughly $800 per month.4. Johnson has made a series of dismissive, insulting statements in favor of forced birth, suggesting women can just move from Wisconsin if they don’t like the state’s 19th century ban (1849).
5. Johnson voted against a $35 cap on insulin.6. Against granting the Department of Health and Human Services the power to negotiate with drug companies.7. And against a $2,000 limit for seniors’ out of pocket drug costs.8. He reversed his stance on the gay marriage bill.9. He has also encouraged seniors to return to the workplace.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Mandela Barnes isn't injecting any urgency into his simple message, Ron Johnson is lying about him. Hey, that casual look of a regular guy is not impressing anyone. Barnes just lost seven percentage points, HUGE...
WPR: Of likely voters, 49 percent said they will support Johnson and 48 percent said they'd support Barnes. That's a shift from Marquette's Aug. 17 poll, which showed Barnes ahead by seven percentage points among voters likely or certain to vote in November.
It's hard to imagine anyone not being able to capitalize on Johnson endlessly brutal policy suggestions. Johnson spews panic and confusion in every breath, while Barnes just smiles, oozing positivity. Who's consulting this campaign? Just type Ron Johnson's name into the upper left corner search bar of this blog if you want to have your research laid out in front of your very eyes. It's a miracle. "Wacky stuff" just doesn't cut it...
More:Mandela Barnes proclaims Ron Johnson says 'wacky stuff' while the U.S. senator accuses his challenger of having a short résumé
Not mentioned ever...Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system, self-funded safety net program. It has nothing to do with discretionary spending. Johnson's real intention could be to invest SS in Wall Street, raise age limits, etc...and send it to the Senate, what Mitch McConnell calls the "place where bills go to die." Let that sink in.
AARP: The facts: The two trust funds that pay out Social Security benefits — one for retirees and their survivors, the other for people with disabilities — have never been part of the federal government's general fund. Social Security is a separate, self-funded program. The federal government does, however, borrow from Social Security.
Johnson is constantly handing him campaign gold everyday:
Johnson on risking Social Security, every friggin year. pic.twitter.com/guKYaPRZLY— John Peterson (@democurmudgeon) September 14, 2022
Heck, Barnes even has Biden directly referring to Johnson's not so innocent plans to save SS:
President Biden slams Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): "You paid for your Social Security. Every single paycheck from the time you were a kid ... Then along comes Ron Johnson from Wisconsin ... He wants to put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block every single year." pic.twitter.com/Fg9C0m7wMW— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) September 13, 2022
Is Barnes Waiting for something? Just today, the headline supposes Johnson does "not" have a position on a federal abortion ban...
Johnson has supported national abortion bans before, co-sponsoring six, 20 week abortion bans between 2013 and 2021. In late August, Johnson said states should decide the issue but added that Congress could eventually set the limit, according to the Washington County Daily News.
The measures Johnson supported all preceded the U.S. Supreme Court decision that “returned the issue to the states,” Henning said.
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Michels will win fight against CRT, that's not in our schools, and believes universal school choice will solve Milwaukee's gun violence... eventually?
MAGA Republicans bought into the CRT myth. It's a done deal.
Imagine the victory lap Republican candidates like Tim Michels will make for killing CRT that's not in our schools. That was easy. Promise kept.
MAGA's Shift failed lazy Parenting to Schools and Teachers: They want a limited vision of the world taught to their children, a vision free from ideas and subjects they would rather not have to debate at home.
Seriously, what parent wouldn't be bursting with pride listening to their kid discuss a controversial topic they learned in the classroom, asking us what we thought?
Republican Rep. Joel Kitchens agrees with me, pretty much discrediting the nonsensical "parents bill of rights":
My youngest son is just 2 years out of high school, my oldest is 4 years out. I'm very familiar with today's teachers and administrators. I don't recognize the issues angry MAGA parents are complaining about. Have they never contacted the teacher. Hate to say it again, but it might be that these are bad parents guided by their delusional MAGA mentality.
MAGA Michels, Bullsh*t Artist (really, he is): The look on Tim Michels reminds me of a playground bully who's surprised anyone is taking him seriously. He's now just tying divisive talking points together, like the mind-numbing idea of universal school choice, packaged here as, wait for it.... a solution to gun violence in Milwaukee? I wish I was kidding:
Michels is clueless on universal school choice. Rep. Kitchens could have told him Republicans didn't know it would be $500 million cost to taxpayers, and were glad Gov. Evers vetoed the idea:
Michels claims Evers (who was the former Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction) doesn't support teachers??? Oh god he's an idiot. I seriously think Michels didn't know. Michels certainly didn't know how Scott Walker's Act 10 vilified teachers for the next 10 years, creating teacher burnout and the shortage we have today. Heck, he was in another state. And that was followed up by MAGA's calling teachers "groomers" pushing CRT and gay sex. Pretending MAGA's aren't threatening teachers out of the classroom, and then blaming the former Democratic State Superintendent of schools, is breathtaking:
MAGA Republican say Transforming the nation is bad, while Michels and Ron Johnson say they want to "Transform" the nation and Wisconsin for generations to come, which is good?
Remember, Michels never heard of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) either, no matter how he might deny it.
Here's the Here and Now full story:
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
MAGAs afraid to tell Parents they shouldn't let their kids attend Drag Shows! So much for Parental Rights agenda.
(Note: I will soon be changing the format just a little here, after YouTube decided to threaten my blog with cancelation for not adhering to their new community standards...retroactively. They're actually canceling posts 15 years old based on age appropriateness and supposed misinformation by pointing out GOP lies.)1. Shifting Parental Responsibility to...Business? Drag Shows are Hot: A little-noticed thing is going on, and reporters are missing it; While MAGAs are demanding parental rights, they are actually shifting parental responsibilities to businesses. Nice trick.
2. AR-15s look scary to snowflake MAGAs if ANTIFA has them. Are MAGAs so dumb they don't see the double standard? Oh yea, MAGA McKenna now thinks parents do matter, but only if they're protesting drag shows:
BONUS: Desperate MAGAs hope Hunter Biden story shows Joe Lied once: The totally inconsequential Hunter Biden story, and not Trump's 2 impeachments, his plan to flip of the US election, and scheme to cause the insurrection, is still being rabidly pursued. Here's MAGA McKenna just putting it out there...
Note: Shame on CBSNews for copying and pasting this headline from right-wing fake news sites.
Because MAGAs only read headlines, they're sure to miss the obvious twist:
Timothy Thibault, a top-level FBI agent resigned late last week and was walked out of the FBI
But these officials also said that Thibault had reached retirement age, and they added that all of those who retire hand over their badge and gun and are escorted out of the building.
Thibault had recently been removed from his position ... Thibault came under fire earlier this year from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley who had accused him of "improper conduct" in the Hunter Biden investigation, alleging that Thibault had tried to close the probe. The probe ... is ongoing.
It never closed so where's the story? Way to stay on top of these important stories MAGA McKenna.
Friday, August 26, 2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
From the beginning, it has always been Dumb Ron Johnson for me. He ran to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He didn't know the old "free market" system killed and bankrupted people. Reform seemed like a good option, especially when it guaranteed preventive care and treating preexisting conditions. The horror. You've got to be pretty dumb to object to that.
By the way, a Texas case is about to blowup preventive care. I'm not kidding. This is the next big fight:
One guy doesn't want Preventive care such as birth control, anti-HIV medicine, colonoscopy, preventive vaccines, so he challenged ACA in Texas lawsuit. MAGA judges and Supreme Court want to bring back denial of services. https://t.co/xzkfsvGybc— John Peterson (@democurmudgeon) August 9, 2022
This midterm, Johnson is now a MAGA spewing empty vessel, attacking Democrats for every wholly created fake problem his fellow bottom feeders have created. Trashing and talking down America, for them, is uplifting and energizing.
Johnson's Wishful Inflation Fantasy: Johnson likes the word "probably," a lot, like the current Senate deal that will "probably" increase inflation? Hey, he's just asking questions that suggest the worst-case scenario. It's a common tactic:
Biden, like Obama, is hearing the same Republican trash talk about he caused the COVID economic recession. Republicans did this with the Great Recession. Republicans have never acknowledged how COVID gave us supply chain problems, shortages, and an oversupply of gasoline due to business shutdowns.
Johnson admits Republican want to End Medicare and Social Security: Ron Johnson may be dumb, but he knows the Senate is a place where legislation dies, so why not kill Social Security and Medicare the same way, or at least poison pill the programs so they can't pass.
On the same day Johnson reverses course and supports a bill to expand health benefits to veterans, he indicates a willingness to make all benefits discretionary—translation: left to whims of politicians having to vote each year to leave alone, expand, or slash. https://t.co/zVXjs3xXva— UpNorthNews (@UpNorthNewsWI) August 2, 2022
Johnson previously expressed support for a plan by colleague Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) that also would have forced Medicare and Social Security to face elimination,
“Putting Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block is literally the only concrete economic idea I’ve heard from Republicans in Congress this year. Rick Scott, the RSC, Ron Johnson. But of course they’d never do it, like they’d never overturn Roe,” said Jesse Lee, a senior advisor to the National Economic Council. The NEC advises the president on economic policy, and is part of the White House.Rep. Mark Pocan framed it this way:
“You know that money you’ve paid all your life out of your paycheck for Social Security & Medicare? @SenRonJohnson wants to steal your money and potentially cut benefits from both. That’s a more extreme position than almost anyone in the U.S. Senate.”Johnson said Health Care is a Privilege: Johnson became a Senator so he could repeal the ACA. Like all Republicans, Johnson wants politicians to make medical decisions:
JOHNSON: “What drives me nuts is when I’m challenged by medical experts. [Laughs] Okay, show me the data. The one that’s driving me nuts right now is this sudden adult death syndrome.”
Romney said of Obama voters back in 2012, “There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. These are people who pay no income tax.”
These MAGA Republicans voted against capping insulin at $35 a month. Shameful. pic.twitter.com/r55URHeCy1— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) August 7, 2022
Remember today, that health care is gov "welfare," a totally optional thing for the privileged. Make 'em work for it... pic.twitter.com/SDBTx1sdEa— John Peterson (@democurmudgeon) August 9, 2022
In March of 2021, additional funds were appropriated through the American Rescue Plan Act.Here's a summary of Johnson's response;
The "radical leftism, "complicit and corrupt media (Johnson is saying this on conservative only AM talk media)," "people who want to fundamentally transform this country," "open borders," "record gasoline prices" etc.
Wonder what those frightening "dystopian" liberal policies were? How about affordable health care and drugs, abortion rights, clean non-cancerous drinking water and air, professionally researched educational reform guiding our public schools, passing well established successful gun regulations that work in other countries, clean wind and solar energy, move to electric vehicles, updating infrastructure and government software, setting up a basic standardized federal election system and getting dark money out. It all seems pretty normal.