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… Read More Who’s afraid of the GOP?
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… Read More “VOT_ for Republicans!”– An Issue Ad for Our Times [Satire]
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… Read More Rumple Oxbridge: “In Ignorance We Cannot Trust”
(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… Read More WI Republicans in Wonderland
Much has been made of the recent comments of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on the need for instilling “the value and culture of work”, particularly among “inner-city” people. The gist of Ryan’s statement is that many minority Americans live in poverty because they prefer not to work, a convenient conservative excuse not to do much about… Read More On the “Dignity of Work”
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… Read More More Dubious Republican Advice for Women