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01:57 pm, rainabloom
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So.
It has been a productive morning, politically speaking.

So.

It has been a productive morning, politically speaking.


05:32 pm, rainabloom
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oh my god it's windy and sunny: Thoughts on the long-term impact of Gov. Walker's work last spring...

convincingindie:

As a part of some extra work I am doing with a faculty member on strategic planning for the Provost’s office at UW-Milwaukee, I have spent the past few weeks mining hundreds and hundreds of pages of minutes from faculty and staff committee meetings for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years…

This. All of it. The new normal, right?


05:30 pm, rainabloom
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tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

:: shifts around awkwardly ::
ahem.

tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

:: shifts around awkwardly ::

ahem.


12:03 am, rainabloom
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Projection bomb/graffiti. Milwaukee, WI. 8 August 2011.


03:57 pm, rainabloom
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"The Metropolitan Police warned over ‘ill-informed speculation’ on social networking sites of further problems."

Source.

It’s Sunday and it’s August, so I don’t really want to go down the reading-my-research-interests-into-everything rabbit hole right now, but note this quote. Note that the Pentagon wants to track and even shape social networking trends and that the government in my state eventually began monitoring the activity of anti-Walker protestors on the #wiunion Twitter hashtag. We’d be foolish not to expect this (or even to suggest that there’s something inherently wrong with it), but those who wish to engage in online activism or gather information from demonstrators and citizens on the ground should be aware of this trend. Persons who have an interest in information policy and/or literacies should be responding to and commenting upon our government’s apparent increased interest in the online political lives of its citizens.


03:07 pm, rainabloom
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Wisconsin Unions File Federal Lawsuit to Stop Collective Bargaining Law

I wonder if this will stall the effective date of the bill (now set for June 29th)?


01:14 pm, rainabloom
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Concealed-Carry Passes in Wisconsin

davebloom:

Permit holders could carry guns in taverns and other places that sell alcohol, provided they were not drinking.

Bouncer:  ID, please.  Oh, hey, wait - is that a gun bulge in your pants? 

Dude with gun:  Well, technically, you don’t see that, since it’s CONCEALED, ha ha.  But, yeah, that’s totes a gun. 

Bouncer:  Well, you’re not going to drink in here with that on you, are you? 

Dude with gun:  Oh, no, sir.  Of course not.  I’M JUST HANGING OUT.  IN A BAR.  IN WISCONSIN.  

Today = exhausting.


10:35 pm, rainabloom
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Paul Lee (@Shripe) - WI Legislature Calls "Extaordinary Session":

davebloom:

l3fan-o-rama:

LEGISLATURE ALERT: The Assembly Organization Committee has placed the state budget into an “Extraordinary Session” scheduled to begin 11 a.m. Tuesday June 14th.

Extraordinary Sessions are very rare and seldom used for the Budget. In an Extraordinary Session action can not be postponed, points of order are decided within one hour, the daily calendar is effective immediately upon posting and does not have to be distributed, motion to advance legislation and message it to the other house only required a majority vote of those present, the session can be expanded to include any other legislation, including new legislation (financial martial law?) and “No notice of hearing before a committee shall be required other than posting on the legislative bulletin board, and no bulletin of committee hearing shall be published.”

In other words the Republicans can do anything they want to and do it very quickly with the only notice being a piece of paper on the bulletin board outside the chamber. Next they will decide that for the good of the public they will close the sessions.

this is how they get the union busting language pushed though

SPREAD THE WORD - reblog the shit out of this

Haven’t seen any mainstream press coverage of this story yet.  Here’s a video of Rep. Marc Pocan (D-Madison) discussing the possible ramifications. 

Dave and I were in Madison today. As we walked around Capitol Square, I wondered when the next abrupt road trip with signs in tow would happen. Seems like maybe this week. But, yes, more details/mainstream coverage would be good. 

(Source: l3fan-0-rama)


04:55 pm, rainabloom
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