Who’s afraid of the GOP?

To coin a phrase, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself and the Republican Party. Or at least those Republicans for whom foreign terrorists and Syrian refugees (and even Muslim-Americans in general) are now the scariest things on earth. That some Democrats are going along even with House legislation to "pause" compassion towards … Continue reading Who’s afraid of the GOP?

“VOT_ for Republicans!”– An Issue Ad for Our Times [Satire]

We at the Wisconsin Institute for Insisting that Issue Ads are Not About Electing Anybody (WIII . . .) have teamed up with the Wisconsin Club for Circumventing Justice and the Wisconsin Supremely Conservative Court to bring you the following nonpartisan advertisement on the issue of campaign finance reform.                                                       VOT_  for Republicans! Narrator: Are … Continue reading “VOT_ for Republicans!”– An Issue Ad for Our Times [Satire]

Rumple Oxbridge: “In Ignorance We Cannot Trust”

By Rumple Oxbridge (imaginary rhymer-in-residence) What Gov. Walker learned, at last, is this: ignorance is only bliss if ignorance is all there is -- "In God We Trust" will soon go bust if you think God thinks for us. [For the NY Times' Frank Bruni column, 800 words of prose on the relationship between Gov. Walker, Republican … Continue reading Rumple Oxbridge: “In Ignorance We Cannot Trust”

WI Republicans in Wonderland

(Drawing by John Tenniel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) “It's the stupidest tea-party I ever was at in all my life!"-- Alice in Wonderland By John Kaufman It's been a busy week in Madison, Wisconsin where Republicans/conservatives are currently in charge and our governor has abandoned the rabbit hole. To keep the underground world flourishing, Republican … Continue reading WI Republicans in Wonderland

More Dubious Republican Advice for Women

If you're a woman, you should watch what you say (no tantrums, please) and feel free to take charge of your own libido, according to Republicans near and far. Here in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Democratic Assemblywoman Christine Sinicki went to Facebook during Gov. Walker's "state of the state" speech to voice her opinion: "This speech is so … Continue reading More Dubious Republican Advice for Women