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… So , What is Next for Right to Work ?? [#new target]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 9th,2016

.. how about Ohio ?? ..

.. my native state would be nice , for sure . Ohio is , however , an initiative / referendum state . Any move to put through a right – to – work law in Ohio would be immediately under attack on the ballot . But ….

.. put it into the state budget . Ohio has a constitutional quirk , even with the initiative / referendum process . Any issue that is included in the state budget is , however , NOT subject to an initiative . So , then , it would be blocked …

.. anywhere else ?? …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. Missouri is one . Missouri is highly likely to have a GOP governor , once Jay Nixon and his sorry carcus are gone . Peter Kinder , the current LG , would be an excellent candidate . Also , the Missouri GOP has nearly a 3/5ths majority in the legislature , enough to override any possible veto ..

.. West Virginia — the GOP controls both houses of the Legislature , but not the Governor ‘s chair . Not yet , at least . That is yet to come …

— [update] — Wisconsin has adopted its Right – to – Work bill , and Gov. Scott Walker has signed the bill into law , at last , making the Badger State the 25th state with a Right – to – Work law . Yeah !! …

.. after elections next year , Missouri should become state # 26 . LG Peter Kinder [R]  is a strong favourite for the Governor ‘  s race . He has no major opposition in  the GOP  primary , and  is [so far] the strong favourite in the general election race . Presuming he  wins ,  Kinder would  very strongly  and  likely sign the Right to Work bill into law ….

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… Well Put , Sheriff David Clarke ! [#blacklivesmatter]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 7th,2016

.. Milwaukee County [Ws] Sheriff David Clarke has emerged as a new star on the media circuit ….

.. he does not mess around . He also does not suffer fools or idiots very well , either …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segment …

.. the ones who really care about #blacklivesmatter are the cops . They deal with the minority communities on a daily basis , and really do care far more than anyone else ….

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… Doesn’t this Judge Get It ?? [#Wisconsin][#voter id law]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 31st,2016

.. you would think that this judge would understand [already] that the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court soundly approved the voter id law in Wisconsin ..

.. unfortunately , this idiot judge just did not get the message .Worse , this idiot applied an unconstitutional approach [the disparate impact standard] in doing so .. . So what does he do ? ..

.. this judge sticks his nose in where it does not belong , not one damn bit . He strikes down the essence of the Voter I.D. law ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.c.om]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. now it is up to the 7th Circuit and SCOTUS to set things right and just ..

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… Now Ohio has a Role Model to Follow [#Voter ID law]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,July 16th,2016

.. at least , now , Wisconsin has some finality in its Voter I.D. case .

.. the radical left would not give up . They appealed the adverse decision of the 7th Circuit to the U.S. Supreme Court . They were expecting [at the least] that they would get a hearing in front of the Supremes . To get that , that would require the votes of 4 justices . Well , they did not get it …

.. here is the photo of the order dismissing the radical ‘ s cert petition to the Supreme Court ….

Ws Voter ID case (USsc order dismissed)

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection.com]..
.. [link] to the blog decision in the case ..

.. what it means is that Wisconsin is finally free [at last] to fully implement its long – contentious Voter I.D. law . It was passed several years ago , but has been tied up in court challenges ever since ..

.. many , of not most , of us use photo I.D. all the time in our daily lives . We use them many times a day . So most folks already have not just one form of photo I.D. . Many have several , including either a driver license , a state i.d. , and / or a US Passport . Those that do not can be provided with a free photo i.d. [for voting purposes] , provided that they have the necessary prep documents …

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… Wow , What a Broadside [#Sheriff David Clarke][#Milwaukee][#Wisconsin]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,June 2nd,2016

.. this man is an extraordinary law . Boy , oh boy , is he ever popular . He is usually elected unopposed ..

.. when you hear him , you think that he is a conservative Republican . Well , he is not , at least not yet . Believe it or not , he is a Democrat [At least , for now]..

.. but , when you hear him , you can tell that he has a no love lost for the great mass of Dems . Miz Hillary , in particular ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post // interview segment ..

.. he is really tired of Miz Hillary ‘ s patronizing attitude towards blacks in general , and him in particular ..

.. quoting him ..

The Wisconsin Democrat skewered Clinton and liberal Democrats as he responded:

Well, I’m surprised she didn’t say watermelon, just go all the way. You know, this stuff is dehumanizing, it’s embarrassing, it’s disgusting. If any other candidate were to say something like that, some stereotype about black people, it would derail their campaign. But the rules seem different for the Clintons. You know, the folks that she was being interviewed by, they saw right through it. That’s why they said they’re going to accuse you of pandering.

They know it. Black people know they’re being pandered to. Nothing has gotten better under Democrat control. You go to all these cities where there’s high poverty, there’s high levels of crime and violence. They’re all run by liberal Democrat mayors, liberal Democrat politicians, so nothing seems to get better.

Sheriff Clarke nailed it. Of course if a white Republican ever spoke to a black audience the way that Clinton does, the Left would be up in arms. When Clarke notes this accurately, he will surely be assailed by liberals and smeared as an “Uncle Tom” or other racist pejorative. Leftist hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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… Bravo , Sheriff David Clarke [#eric holder]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 16th,2016

.. Daivd Clarke , the County Sheriff of Milwaukee County , Wisconsin , was on Our World with Neal Cavuto …

.. I do not know if Clarke is a Republican or a DemoCrap . I do know that he bleeds blue , and has done so for nearly 40 years , including 28 years as chief . He is a leader , he has guts , and he puts it plainly and succinctly …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. He tore into AG Eric Holder . Holder is an irresponsible jackhole , one who never should have been entrusted with the office in the first place . He laid out the reasons why …

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… Is John Chisholm Gone Mooey Loco [#Wisconsin][#John Doe law abuses]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 6th,2015

.. John Chisholm is the Milwaukee County D.A. . He is also the power – mad jackhole who has been grossly abusing people ‘ s rights in the so – called ” John Doe ” abuse of power inquiry …

.. now that people are speaking out , and the case(s) are getting press attention , Chisholm is now receiving press attention , and his actions [and , his gross abuses of power] are coming under the microscope . It seems that Chisholm has , though , a prickly attitude on being criticized …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. Chisholm is threatening to go after other people . That is absolutely incredible , considering both the Wisconsin court system and the Federral courts are cracking down on his antics …

.. John Chisholm , if you have any horse sense , shut up and shut down your antics . Also , don’t count on having the John Doe law around for very much longer . The Wisconsin legislature is likely to either greatly modify it , or just go ahead and out – and – out repeal it …

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… With Ohio , Now What [#Voter I.D. bill]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,August 10th,2015

.. actually , it is not hard .

.. provide photo I.D.s free of charge to those who do not have them .

.. most likely there will not be many folks to what this applies . Many of them will likely be of low income , so they will not have much money . But the required documents should not be hard to find and provide …

.. what about a ballot challenge ? .. there would likely be one , but in Ohio ,there is a way to block it . Just change the provisions of the state I.D. program , and put it in the state budget . it can even be done in a supplemental budget bill , if needed …

.. why ? in Ohio , if the policy changes are included in provisions to the state budget , then there can be no ballot measure to repeal it .

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection.com]…
.. [link] to the blog opinion ..

.. yes , there will be court challenges . Thankfully , Ohio is in the Midwest [and in the 6th Appeals Circuit] . The 6th Appeals Circuit is one of the most conservative circuits in the country , which will help to blunt any court challenges …

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… Finally , Right – to – Work is a Reality in Wisconsin [#right to work]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 23rd,2015

.. they finally did it !! …

.. with his signature , Wisconsin becomes the 25th state to enact a right – to – work statute . Now , a majority of our states have the R-T-W law in their state code …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news post ..

.. thankfully , it will not stop there …

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… Now This ?!?! [#WS GAB][#IRSGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,July 22nd,2015

.. e – mails between Lois Lerner and Kevin Kennedy , the director of Wisconsin Governmental Accountability Board [G.A.B.] reveal acts of co – ordination between the IRS official and the G.A.B. …

.. it now connects into Wisconsin politics . Wisconsin has a peculiar law [called the ” John Doe ” law] that allows prosecutors to conduct secret investigations into targets without their knowledge . It gets worse . The ” John Doe ” law does not allow the targets , once they find out about the investigation [and its demands] to either publically comment on the investigation , or to engage a defense counse in order to defend themselves . That is bad , but it gets worse ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. THE GAB ‘ s goverening board [composed of 7 unelected judges] voted to not allow the Director and the staff to not co – operate with the various John Doe inquiries . yet the Direct and the staff did so anyway …

.. things are bad enough , and it calls for , to be honest , it cries out for a federal investigation and the appointment of a special prosecutor . Bet yet , it should call for the appointment of an Independent Counsel ..

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… Wisconsin and Right to Work [#pass a bill]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 5th,2015

.. it looks like that it is a done deal .

.. fortunately , Wisconsin is not a petition / referendum state . If it were , then the pro – labour forces could seek its repeal at the polls . Fortunately for Wisconsin , it is not so . Once the legislature passes the bill , and the Governor signs it into law , then it would become the 25th right to work state …

.. [h/t — Yahoo.com/News]..
.. [link] to the news piece ..

.. great for them . It will allow their workers a great deal more freedom from the tyranny from big labour bosses , and allow them to keep much more of their paychecks . Ergo , then the choice on whether or not to join a union becomes theirs , not the labour union ‘ s . They will not be forced to join a union local against their will …

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… Victory for Voter I.D. [#Wisconsin]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 15th,2014

.. well done by the folks up in Wisconsin …

.. the full 7th Circuit Appeals Court has now ruled on the merits on the Voter I.D. case . As a result , Voter I.D. will go in to effect , as scheduled , for this November ‘ s elections …

.. [h/t — LegalInsurrection.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news // court decision

.. the radical interest groups have been fighting this < TOOTH AND nail , for years . They will keep on fighting it , no matter what , unfortunately …

.. [–note–].. the link includes the relevant court decision …

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… Victory in Court [#7th Circuit]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 26th,2014

.. the state of Wisconsin gets its Voter ID law back …

.. better yet , the court was very harsh , both on the district court judge , and on the plaintiffs in the case …

.. [h/t — RightWisconsin.com]..
.. [link] to the court decision …

.. the district court judge [a Bill Clinton appointee] was reamed out by the appeallate judges . The appeals judges bawled out the judge for completely and totally ignoring both pending 7th Circuit precedent , as well as US Supreme Court precedent ….

.. Stare Decisis [court precedent] is important for a court . A judge is supposed to follow court precedent . A judge is supposed to have a very , very important reason (or set of reasons) to ignore it or overturn it . In the Wisconsin Voter ID case , the circuit judge totally blew it off . That is a very big blunder for a district court judge . Higher ups can try that stunt , but not the lower court ….

.. also , the appeallate judges were very harsh in their judgements towards the plaintiffs . The plaintiffs argue both disparate impact theory , as well as Voting Rights Act violations . The judges were totally on point on crushing both arguments . The big problem in both cases is that intent is required . Disparate Impact theory does not even require intent . So , out the door it goes …

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… Hooray ! … but only a Partial Victory [Wisconsin John Doe case]….

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 13th,2014

.. up in Wisconsin , the DemoCraps play hard and play nasty …

.. but this nasty ? … geez …

… several Wisconsin district attorneys [all democraps , naturally] have been conducting an under-the-covers criminal investigation of several Wsiconsin – based conservative leaning interest groups . Besides incurreing tens of thousands of dollars in legal and other fees , the probes are , I think , desgined to hinder the groups and slow them down . Why ?

.. the expense alone eats up $$ that is contributed . Bummer . But it also eats up and wastes time , which is timeless and valuable …

.. a probe like this hits the free – speech rights of the affected . These folks have their constitutional rights trampled upon for no reason . Well , they decided to fight back …. and how …

.. [h/t — TAS]..

.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. a federal district judge inMilwaukee got the case , and , boy , did  he hand their heads to the district  attorneys . When there is legitimate grounds for a criminal  invettigation , that is one  thing . A prosecutor is  then  given a great deal of freedom and latitutde to do their job . But , they must use that freedom wisely . If there is little or no grounds for an inquiry , then , that is it . Stop it ,  right there . That is what these D.A.s did not do . The judge [Rudolph Randa] called them on it …

.. so far , it is only a  partial victory ,  however . The D.A.s appealed to the

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… Here we Go Again [Wisconsin John Doe case , again] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,May 9th,2014

.. yea , the judge strikes again ..

.. basically , the Federal District Court judge [Rudolph Randa] was shut down , at least temporarily , by the 7th Federal Appeals Court . One would think that it would be a bummer , but not so . The appeals court shut down the judge ‘ s action on a technicality ..

.. so , yesterday , the judge reinstated it …

.. [h/t — hotair]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the Milwaukee County DA and his flunkies in the state can still appeal the judge ‘ s order to the Appeals Court , but they will need grounds . They will need grounds that they will have a strong likelihood that they will prevail on the arguments , which is a tall order …

.. by the way , nice going , Judge Randa . Prosecutors do not have the absolute immunity to ” run amok . ” (i.e. , indict a ” ham sandwich ” ) …

.. [link] to the court ‘ s updated order …

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… Is the Milwaukee Public School system crazy ?!?! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 30th,2013

.. from research that I have been able to do , and from having watched an episode of On The Record [tonight , with Dana Perino , guest hosting] , I have to conclude that the Milwaukee Public School system is totally crazy ! …

.. my understanding is (and it might be a tad errant) is that either one or more suburban districts or charter (voucher) schools are interested in buying applicable Milwaukee Public School buildings . Simple Enough , right  ?

.. Wrong . Evidently the MPS (less of a mouthful) will not sell these empty buildings to anybody . Worse , most if not all of these buildings are in reasonable shape . Some are even in pristine (or ideal) shape . Ones that would bring a pretty penny , that would help MPS deal with its budget . But Nooooooo !

.. MPS is maintaining these empty , repeat EMPTY buildings for a cost of (likely) millions of $$ of taxpayers hard earned money . How many students are they educating ? Zero ! Zip ! Zilch . Zippo . Nice going , Dummies !

.. They could be filled with bright young minds (it does not matter what race they are , or should it) . Yet ,  they sit empty , as a cash drain on a district that can use all of the help that it can get .

.. Someone should educate them that it is a new day in Wisconsin . If I remember right , the GOP controls the legislature , and the Governor is Scott Walker . Budgets are a heady place to apply leverage to recalcitrant bureaucrats . If you want more budget $$ , sell those damn buildings , you idiots . Either do it ,  or we will pass a bill to do it for you ….

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