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  • Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

    10/16/2017 3:42:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 5:10 PM EDT | Todd Richmond
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence. The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes players are showing disrespect for the flag and veterans. Players should drop the “divisive political sideshow” and speak out against domestic violence instead, the governor wrote. NFL league meetings Tuesday offer an opportunity to strongly condemn domestic violence, Walker added. “My request is simple: stand for the American flag and the national anthem...
  • Activists Wave Sex Toys to Protest Second Amendment Speech At UW

    10/15/2017 6:16:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 October, 2017, freedom advocate Katie Pavlich, who values the Second Amendment was allowed to speak on the University of Wisconsin, Madison, campus.The speech followed a change in University policy that threatened punishment for people who refuse to allow others to speak.From The conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom invited pro-gun activist, journalist and author Katie Pavlich to speak at the UW's psychology building Tuesday night. Young Americans for Freedom Chair Abby Streu says the group invited her to bring an often not heard viewpoint to campus. Pavlich will discuss firearms and self defense at the...
  • Kevin Nicholson Makes Written Commitment to Oppose Higher Taxes in U.S. Senate Race

    10/05/2017 2:47:46 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 3 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | August 23rd, 2017 | Adam Radman
    Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) congratulates U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to the people of Wisconsin to oppose higher taxes. Marine Corp Veteran and businessman Nicholson is the first Republican candidate to officially enter the Wisconsin senate race and looks to unseat liberal Sen. Tammy Baldwin next fall. “The American people are tired of the tax-and-spend policies coming from Washington and they are looking for solutions that create jobs, cut government spending, and get the economy going again. Signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and holding the line on taxes...
  • Wisconsin Constitutional Carry Passes Committee Vote

    09/28/2017 9:24:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 September, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Wisconsin Constitutional Carry bill with a 3-2 vote. The vote was along party lines.Republican Senators Wanggaard, Testin, and Stroebel voted to bring Wisconsin statutes in line with the Wisconsin Constitution. Long time anti-Second Amendment Senators Risser and Taylor, Democrats, voted against the reform. Risser is from Madison. Taylor is from Milwaukee.From bill that would allow Wisconsin residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit has advanced out of a state Senate committee.The legislation makes a number of changes to the state’s concealed carry law, which include allowing anyone who...
  • Green Bay Packers want fans to link arms as Donald Trump reaction continues

    09/27/2017 3:06:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Sky Sports ^ | September 27, 2017
    Green Bay Packers have called on fans to join in with the team and link arms during Thursday's playing of the national anthem ahead of their clash with Chicago. President Trump's latest comments on Tuesday have added to an already tense situation and players protests reached unprecedented levels at the weekend when more than 200 players took a knee during the playing of 'The Star Spangled Banner'. On Thursday, all eyes will be on Lambeau Field when the Packers and Bears face off in the first game of Week Four to see how the next stage of the protest plays...
  • HUSCO starts $27 million Waukesha HQ expansion: Slideshow (80 jobs in Wisconsin)

    09/22/2017 11:21:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | September 22, 2017 | Sean Ryan
    HUSCO International plans to create 80 jobs at its Waukesha headquarters as the company invests $85 million in a global expansion. “Every plant we have worldwide is being touched by this capital investment plan,” said CEO Austin Ramirez. “Waukesha is the biggest recipient.” HUSCO expects its global sales to start increasing by $165 million annually by 2020. Its 2017 revenue will reach $400 million, a company record that is 10 percent higher than last year. That is leading the capital investment, and an anticipated 270 new jobs by 2020. The expansion represents growth for both of HUSCO’s major product lines...
  • Wisconsin Senate panel votes to allow concealed guns without permits

    09/20/2017 4:06:09 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies
    JSOnline ^ | September 19, 2017 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON - A state Senate committee on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed guns without getting training or state permits and in some cases bring them onto school grounds. The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee signed off on the bill 3-2, with all Republicans for it and all Democrats against it. The wide-ranging legislation would also allow people to carry Tasers without training or permits and would allow felons to carry muzzle loaders. Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), the chairman of the committee, said Senate Bill 169 would make the public safer and ensure Wisconsin's...
  • Wisconsin suicide prevention bill would let people ban themselves from owning guns

    09/21/2017 7:16:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies ^ | Sep. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    A Wisconsin state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would let people ban themselves from owning handguns as a suicide prevention measure. The proposal, filed as LRB-3529 by Democrat Rep. Melissa Sargent, would allow people who may be at risk of suicide to ban themselves from being able to buy handguns in Wisconsin. Individuals who choose to take part in the Firearm Self-Exclusion Program would have the choice of excluding themselves from handgun purchases for one, five or 20 years, with the first year being irrevocable. “Nearly half of the suicides that occur in Wisconsin annually involve firearms,” Sargent said...
  • 5 pets also killed in house explosion to cover up wife's homicide, police say

    09/18/2017 5:45:25 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | September 18, 2017 | Staff Writer
    MADISON, WI - Five pets were also found dead in the rubble of a house that was intentionally exploded by a husband who police believe killed his wife. Steven Pirus is in custody for allegedly shooting his wife and attempting to cover up the crime with a house explosion, according to Madison police. Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain said Monday three dogs and two cats were also found dead during the explosion investigation. The couple's home on Stratton Way exploded Wednesday afternoon. Fire officials found the body of 50-year-old Lee Anne Pirus among the rubble. An autopsy by the Dane...
  • My Gun Is Empty; Don’t Make Me Pull the Trigger

    09/12/2017 7:35:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-12-17 | MOTUS
    Following the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise at the hands of a deranged liberal terrorist, Rep. Thomas Massie introduced a bill for national reciprocity. This bill would make it so concealed carry license would be treated like marriage licenses or drivers licenses; a permit in one state would be recognized in every other state.The bill, however, has stalled, and Massie points the finger for this squarely at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. – Bearing Arms Second Amendment rights, long considered the Republicans purview, are being kicked down the road by Paul Ryan. As Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit wondered outloud:...
  • Wisconsin Carry in Truck Case Dismissed by Prosecutor, Avoids Precedent

    09/03/2017 9:31:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In June of 2016, a 53 year old truck driver, Guy A. Smith was arrested for having a loaded revolver in the cab of his truck. Smith did not have a Wisconsin concealed carry permit. He held that he did not need one. The Wisconsin Constitution is very clear. The arrest took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 1998, the people of Wisconsin voted for Constitutional Carry in a state referendum amending the state constitution. The amendment, which created Article I, Section 25, is very clear. It received 74% of the vote. From Article I Section 25:  The people have...
  • Bats test positive for rabies in North Shore [WI]

    08/29/2017 7:36:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    North Shore Now ^ | 8-29-17 | Jeff Rumage
    The North Shore Health Department has confirmed that two bats found in North Shore communities have tested positive for rabies. Both bats were captured by residents — one after contact with a human, the other with a dog. Rabies is a serious viral disease that can be transmitted from infected mammals to humans through a bite, scratch, or when animal saliva comes into contact with broken skin.
  • Great news: Hillary to finally make a campaign appearance in …

    08/28/2017 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 28,2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe attendees to this event can explain to Hillary what really happened. She ran a terrible campaign based on her own ambitions rather than the issues that mattered to voters, and then never bothered to show up to talk to voters to find out what did matter to them. She’s still talking about the same “glass ceiling” that clearly didn’t engage people last year at all. At least, though, she finally showed up in Wisconsin … to get their money. Classy. While her appearance in Milwaukee might suggest that Hillary learned a lesson about taking Wisconsin for granted, the description...
  • Rabbis differ on whether Congress should censure Trump

    08/26/2017 1:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Journal Times ^ | August 26, 2017 | Patrick Leary
    RACINE — Rabbi Dena Feingold believes President Donald Trump's rhetoric encourages hate speech and she believes House Speaker Paul Ryan has the power to do something about it. The spiritual leader of Beth Hillel Temple in Kenosha, Feingold said as much on Monday night on national television during Ryan's "town hall" meeting, when she asked the Republican congressman whether he would support a resolution to censure the president based on his "many sides" remarks regarding the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, two weeks ago. Ryan said he would not support censure of Trump, calling Feingold's idea "counterproductive." "If we descend this...
  • DOT delays Zoo Interchange bids as state lawmakers put budget talks on back burner

    08/24/2017 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    FOX 6 Now ^ | August 1, 2017 | Theo Keith
    MADISON -- The state Department of Transportation has scrapped new bids on the massive Zoo Interchange project as lawmakers put the long-delayed state budget on the back burner and focus on Foxconn incentives instead.A special session will start at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 1st on a bill that would extend $3 billion in tax breaks to the Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn, which has pledged to build a multi-billion dollar plant in southeastern Wisconsin and hire thousands of workers. A public hearing could happen this week.Meanwhile, Wisconsin's budget is a month late. Without funding, the state DOT has withdrawn three proposals...
  • Mayor Orders Removal of Wisconsin Confederate Memorial

    08/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 127 replies
    Caledonia Patch ^ | August 17, 2017 | Scott Anderson
    Wisconsin is quietly home to America's northernmost Confederate cemetery. On Thursday, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin ordered it taken down. MADISON, WI — As public officials across the country grapple with calls to take down Civil War statues erected in honor of the Confederacy's military history, the Mayor of Madison, Wis. has ordered the removal of the state's lone memorial to fallen Confederate soldiers. About 140 Confederate soldiers died at Camp Randall during the Civil War as prisoners of war, and their graves were honored in the "Confederate Rest Cemetery" within the Forest Hill Cemetery. Soglin stated he ordered staff to...
  • Madison, Wiscosnin, To Remove Monument

    08/17/2017 9:34:20 AM PDT · by myerson · 83 replies
    9/17/17. Madison, Wisconsin. Leftist mayor Madison Paul Soglin announced today that he will have the informational monument at the city’s Confederate Rest cemetery removed, the northern-most Confederate cemetery in the country. The cemetery holds the remains of southern soldiers who died while imprisoned at civil war Camp Randall, the current site of the Wisconsin Badger football stadium. The cemetery is respectfully tended and maintained, and services are held with graves decorated on Memorial Day. The plaque to be removed explains the origin of the cemetery and who lies buried there.
  • Governor Walker announces Onalaska business planning $20 Mil expansion (153 new jobs in Wisconsin)

    08/14/2017 1:17:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WKBT-TV ^ | August 14, 2017
    ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Governor Scott Walker announced Monday morning that a national electronics re-marketing, recycling, and scrap purchasing and logistic company is expanding its operations in La Crosse County. Dynamic Recycling, Inc., is planning a $20 million project expected to create around 150 new jobs, a release said. “I thank Dynamic Recycling for its continued commitment to growing in western Wisconsin and I congratulate the company on its rapid expansion,” Governor Walker said. “While we’re always happy to welcome businesses from outside the state to establish operations here, it’s equally important to support existing Wisconsin companies and acknowledge their...
  • Generac Power Systems plans to expand, create at least 400 jobs in next 5 years (Wisconsin)

    08/14/2017 12:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WITI-TV ^ | August 14, 2017 | Staff
    WAUKESHA — Generac Power Systems Inc. and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) announced on Monday, August 14th that a WEDC award of up to $10 million in Enterprise Zone Tax Credits through 2021 will support the company’s growth plans at its Waukesha-based global corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities throughout Wisconsin. The project is expected to create at least 400 jobs over the next five years, a news release issued on Monday indicates. Generac plans to invest more than $73 million in building renovations and equipment in a growth plan that will encompass its facilities in Waukesha, Oshkosh, Jefferson, Eagle,...
  • Breaking: 3 shot, at least 1 dead at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove(Wisconsin)

    08/13/2017 6:35:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 41 replies ^ | August 13, 2017
    UNION GROVE — Three people were shot at the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove Sunday, August 13th, and at least one is dead, the Kenosha County sheriff told FOX6 News. Monitor FOX6 News and for updates.