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  • Evers Introduces Broad COVID-19 Response Bill

    03/29/2020 3:28:31 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 20 replies
    PBS Wisconsin ^ | March 29, 2020 | Will Kenneally
    Elections Under Evers’s proposal, Wisconsinites would no longer be required to provide a photo ID in order to vote when a public health emergency is declared. The bill includes provisions the governor floated Friday, such as allowing absentee ballots to be counted as long as they are postmarked by election day and extending the time for voters to register online.
  • Officials investigate whether race is only link among Milwaukee Co. COVID-19 deaths

    03/27/2020 3:11:34 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 39 replies
    WISN Milwaukee (via MSN) ^ | 3/27/2020 | Barret, Moore, Bowen
    Late Thursday night, the Milwaukee County medical examiner reported a 69-year-old Milwaukee man died after contracting Coronavirus, marking the eighth death in the county. Officials said the man, just like each of the other seven people who died, was black.
  • Summerfest in Milwaukee postponed until September due to coronavirus pandemic

    03/27/2020 2:59:30 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 26, 2020 | Piet Levy
    Festivals are canceling and postponing all over the world because of the coronavirus pandemic. For Summerfest in Milwaukee, the show will go on — in September. Officials with parent company Milwaukee World Festival Inc. announced that the annual 11-day festival — originally set this year for June 24 to 28 and June 30 to July 5 — will now run nine days in 2020, taking place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays across the first three weeks in September. The new dates: Sept. 3 to 5, Sept. 10 to 12 and Sept. 17 to 19. Festival officials Monday did not reveal...
  • Polls: Trump Beats Biden In Ohio And Pennsylvania, Tied In Wisconsin

    03/26/2020 9:40:52 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    Political Polls ^ | Mar 26, 2020
    #Ohio: Trump 47% (+4) Biden 43% #Pennsylvania: Trump 47% (+2) Biden 45% #Wisconsin: Trump 45% Biden 45%
  • Read the full text of Wisconsin’s “safer-at-home” order and then please stay safe at home

    03/24/2020 4:44:48 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Record ^ | March 24, 2020 | Matt Wild
    Individuals may not engage in team or contact sports such as by way of example and without limitation, basketball, ultimate frisbee, soccer, or football, as these activities do not comply with Social Distancing Requirements. This Order is enforceable by any local law enforcement official, including county sheriffs. Violation or obstruction of this Order is punishable by up to 30 days imprisonment, or up to $250 fine, or both. Wis. Stat. § 252.25. This Order shall become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in effect until 8:00 a.m. on Friday, ; April 24, 2020, or...
  • Gov. Tony Evers to order Wisconsinites to stay at home, will close non-essential businesses

    03/23/2020 9:01:04 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 28 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 23, 2020 | Patrick Marley and Molly Beck
    Gov. Tony Evers on Monday said he is preparing to order Wisconsinites to stay in their homes starting this week to fend off the coronavirus outbreak that is ravaging populations worldwide. The governor's order will require nearly all workers in the state to work remotely or lose their jobs by closing all workplaces that aren't deemed essential. Restaurants and bars may stay open but only for delivery and curbside pick-up orders. The Democratic governor made the announcement on Twitter just three days after saying he did not think he would have to issue such an order but that he would...
  • Five States Suspend Democratic Primaries Over Coronavirus, Sending Nomination Race Into Chaos

    03/22/2020 8:36:54 AM PDT · by MagillaX · 50 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 3/22/2020 | Emily Zanotti
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has no intention of dropping out of the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and as the July convention draws closer, his decision to keep his campaign alive may mean chaos for the Democratic party. Five more states have suspended their Democratic primaries amid concerns about coronavirus, and it may soon be impossible for any candidate to win a majority of delegates. The New York Times reports that Indiana, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Maryland have now joined Ohio in postponing their presidential contests, leaving the future of the Democratic presidential nomination uncertain. Ohio, of...
  • Female-Impersonating “Teacher” Uses Girls’ Restroom

    03/21/2020 8:09:33 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 39 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 3/18/2020 | Laurie Higgins
    Mark Vincent Busenbark, a middle-aged man with a cross-dressing alter ego he calls Vica Steel, has been creating intellectual and moral havoc in Frank Allis Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin for a year. Last school year, Busenbark, a science teacher, created a creepy video about his creepy predilection for cross-dressing and pretending to be sometimes a man and sometimes a woman. Then, with the permission of his administration, he presumptuously showed his creepy “coming out” video to all K-5 students without their parents’ knowledge or consent. In this video, he describes in biased language his disordered and delusional view of...
  • Sen Ron Johnson Shifts Gears, Will Subpoena Consulting Firm Linked To Burisma And Hunter Biden - UKRAINE

    03/12/2020 8:35:38 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/2020 | Chuck Ross
    Ron “Johnson initially wanted to subpoena Andrii Telizhenko, a former Ukrainian embassy official who served as a Blue Star consultant from 2016 to 2017. Peters, the RANKING DEMOCRAT, opposed the subpoena, saying that Telizhenko was spreading disinformation about the Bidens, possible in aid of Russia. Telizhenko began working last year with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who has accused Joe Biden of pressuring the Ukrainian government to help Burisma.”
  • Madison (WI) mayor announces limits on city services, paid emergency leave for city employees

    03/18/2020 8:14:21 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies
    The Capitol Times ^ | March 18, 2020 | Abigail Becker
    Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced additional measures Tuesday limiting city services in the hopes of curbing community spread of the novel coronavirus. Rhodes-Conway also announced paid emergency leave for employees who need time off work for reasons related to COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. “In these extraordinary times, our city employees are working incredibly hard to maintain essential city services,” Rhodes-Conway said in a statement. “We are taking these measures to protect our employees and the public while delivering as many services as possible.” Also Tuesday, Public Health Madison & Dane County announced several new...
  • Hmmm: Will Democrats Cancel Their Milwaukee Convention Over Coronavirus Concerns?

    03/14/2020 4:26:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted: It’ll be 1968 all over again! New hotness: It’ll be 1368 all over again! DNC officials began to raise questions about the wisdom of holding a political convention in July, the Washington Post reports, as Wisconsin’s governor declared a health emergency two days ago. Instead of putting thousands of people into a crowded public venue in Milwaukee, some party officials want “contingencies” explored for a virtual convention, perhaps even a mail-in system: Some Democratic Party officials this week began to express concern about plans to bring tens of thousands of people to Milwaukee for the July...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Judge who attacked Chief Justice Roberts is a biased liberal flamethrower

    03/12/2020 8:48:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2020 | Gregg Jarrett
    A federal judge in Wisconsin is making headlines by trashing Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. This is likely what he wanted. The first thing you should know about U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman is that he is a zealous and habitual flamethrower. His latest diatribe, published in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, was designed to shock with the incendiary title, “The Roberts Court’s Assault on Democracy.” Using the word “assault” was an invective guaranteed to conjure up images of criminal behavior, although that is nowhere in Adelman’s article....
  • Former U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy's daughter was harassed after expressing conservative views at University of Chicago

    03/08/2020 4:35:20 PM PDT · by UB355 · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentimel ^ | 3/8/2020 | Jordyn Noennig,
    Former Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy's daughter, Evita Duffy, said she was harassed for expressing conservative views at the University of Chicago, where she is in her second year of school. The Hayward, Wisconsin, native was featured in a campaign by the university's Institute of Politics (IOP) showcasing students and why they vote. A photo of Duffy holding a whiteboard with her response — “I vote because the coronavirus won’t destroy America, but socialism will” — has received hundreds of comments, many of them negative, since it was posted March 2.
  • Public School’s Gender-Neutral Bathroom Closed After Student Arrest for Sexual Assault

    03/05/2020 11:47:25 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/4/20 | De. Susan Berry
    An 18-year-old Wisconsin high school student was arrested Thursday for fourth-degree sexual assault, child enticement, and exposing his genitals to a child in the school’s gender-neutral bathroom. According to WSAW-TV, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said Austin Sauer of Rhinelander High School in Wisconsin was arrested, but has not been charged. The sex of the child was not reported. State statute defines fourth-degree sexual assault as “sexual contact with a person without the consent of that person.” WAOW News reported Sunday that Sauer was released on a $1,500 signature bond. Captain Terri Hook said the school’s gender-neutral bathroom has been closed and an investigation is underway. Hook added...
  • Gunman who killed 5 at Molson Coors had noose put on his locker in 2015 (which shooter never saw)

    03/05/2020 8:05:31 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 34 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 5 | David K. Li
    The gunman who killed five co-workers at the Molson Coors Brewery in Milwaukee last week came to work one day in 2015 to find out that a noose had been placed on his locker, the company disclosed Tuesday. Police have not said what might have sparked the rampage by 51-year-old electrician Anthony Ferrill on Feb. 26, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • 'Trump 2020' carved into frozen Wisconsin lake in 250-foot letters

    03/04/2020 12:43:07 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2020 | Andrew Miller
    An unknown person etched a massive carving that reads “Trump 2020” on Wisconsin’s frozen Lake Winnebago. A crew spotted the carving about two miles off of Garlic Island between the towns of Neenah and Oshkosh, NBC 26 Green Bay reported over the weekend. Don Herman, the owner of SUNK? Dive and Ice Rescue, shared photos of the carving, which he estimated contains letters about 250 feet each. “Someone spent a lot of time plowing 250 ft letters,” the company’s Facebook page reads, along with several photos of the carving. President Trump carried the state of Wisconsin in 2016, beating then-Democratic...
  • Coors Mass Shooter Doesn't Fit the Media Narrative - Is That Why You've Heard Nothing About Him?

    03/01/2020 11:11:35 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 2/29/2020 | C. Douglas Golden
    So angry? Yes, of course. Conservative? Probably not, given that most individuals don’t marry spouses with differing political opinions. Male? Yes. White? No. There are other uncomfortable facts. Ferrill built his own guns, according to neighbors, using parts ordered out of catalogs. There’s no evidence those guns were used in the shootings, mind you — but the idea of someone being able to make their own guns undercuts, in a very small way, the gun control argument. The point is, this just didn’t tick enough boxes for the left, so it’s been quickly falling off the radar. This is how...
  • Monroe County declared a Second Amendment sanctuary (WI)

    02/28/2020 5:00:42 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    WEAU News Channel 13 ^ | February 27, 2020 | Hayley Spitler
    SPARTA, WI (WEAU)-- Monroe County is declared a Second Amendment sanctuary. This comes after the county board approved a resolution during a meeting Wednesday. The resolution opposes any unconstitutional changes to the 'right to bear arms.' "The people that submitted this feel that it's a protection for future laws down the road where people are very concerned about the Second Amendment--to protect their rights to bear arms,"said Pete Peterson the Monroe County board chairman. Board chairman Pete Peterson says a member of the community as well as the sheriff and district attorney were key players with the resolution. Monroe County...
  • Wisconsin court overturns ruling ordering voter purge

    02/28/2020 1:01:43 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 02 28 2020 | SCOTT BAUER
    A Wisconsin appeals court on Friday overturned a ruling that ordered the removal of up to 209,000 people from the state’s voter rolls, handing Democrats a victory in a case they said was intended to make it more difficult for their voters to cast ballots in November. The conservative group that brought the case immediately said it would appeal to the state Supreme Court. The appeals court last month put the ruling, and the purge, on hold while it considered the case. The 4th District Court of Appeals ruling overturned the decision of an Ozaukee County judge who had initially...
  • Shooter at Milwaukee Molson Coors had long-running dispute with co-worker

    02/28/2020 9:35:00 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 2/28/2020 | WND new services
    The man who opened fire at the Molson Coors plant Wednesday, killing five co-workers and himself, had been involved in a long-running dispute with a co-worker that boiled over, according to law enforcement and brewery sources who spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Anthony N. Ferrill, 51, had worked as an electrician for more than 20 years, about 17 of them at Molson Coors, according to multiple sources and online employment records. A co-worker who asked not to be identified for fear of being disciplined said Ferrill believed he was being discriminated against because he was African American and that...