Posts tagged Wisconsin
Posts tagged Wisconsin
But it’s okay, y’all! It was taken out of context! Seriously:
Freshman Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Rice Lake) in December discussed a case with the Chetek Alert newspaper in which a 17-year-old high school senior was charged with sexual assault for having sex with an underage girl in the school’s band room.
The newspaper quoted him as saying his father warned him, “Some girls rape easy” - meaning that after the fact they can change what they say about whether sex was consensual. On Wednesday, Rivard told the Journal Sentinel that the article did not provide full context of his comments and that his father’s exact words had been slightly different from how they appeared in the Chetek Alert.
He told the Journal Sentinel that his father had advised him not to have premarital sex, and he took that seriously. “He also told me one thing, ‘If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,’ ” Rivard said. “Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.’ All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she’s underage. And he just said, ‘Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,’ he said, ‘they rape so easy.’
Roger Rivard, meet Todd Akin. Todd, meet Roger.
You both can take your victim blaming and go straight to hell. Context doesn’t matter here. In fact, the context in this case makes it even worse. I just don’t even know what to say here…
Wisconsin Judge Juan Colas ruled that Governor Scott Walker’s (R-WI) law eliminating collective bargaining rights for public-sector unions was unconstitutional under both the Wisconsin and United States constitutions. The law, which does not save the state any money but crushes the political and economic influence of unions, has been in effect for roughly one year. It is unclear, per ABC’s reporting, whether union restrictions will be suspended immediately pending a likely Walker appeal.
YES! ON WISCONSIN!
Live updates here.
Police, ATF and FBI agents are now at a home in Cudahy. A heavily armored vehicle, explosives experts and canine units are at the home in the 3700 block of E. Holmes Ave.
An armored tactical vehicle is now on-scene in Cudahy, Wisc. Residents in the area have also been told to evacuate for an “extended period of time” and that they would be told why soon.
Jesus. For those still insisting we don’t know if this is terrorism, you’re wrong. A mass shooting and whatever the hell else is causing this evacuation is domestic terrorism. End of story.
Follow live updates here.
Republican Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde scolding the media at a recent event for writing “sob stories” about Americans affected by the recession.
The issues they should be covering? Hovde says lowering the corporate tax rate and the national deficit are more important than unemployment and poverty. Not surprisingly, he’s also a former hedge fund manager.
Go to hell, Eric Hovde. I hope your family never has to do without for fear you’d be too stubborn to ask for help, thereby jeopardizing their existence.
Don’t believe the assholes who are saying, “Oh, it’s hopeless, just stay home.” So what if it were? At least if you vote, you know your voice mattered on Recall Day.
Remember that one time Scott “Imperial” Walker tried to strip your rights, tens of thousands gathered in Madison, he did it anyway, and y’all vowed to boot his ass?
Here’s your chance. GO VOTE!
Find your polling place here.
From We Are Wisconsin:
You do not need photo ID, but — just in case — you should bring bring a document with your name and voting address. This must be either a university photo ID along with a university fee receipt or list of dorm residents; a driver’s license; a state ID; a recent utility bill (electric, cell, phone, cable, etc.); a lease; a bank statement; a pay check; an employer ID card; or a government document or check.
NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE? If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you reside at your present location and have lived in Wisconsin for 28 days. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:
- A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
- A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
If you have voting questions, or encounter and/or witness problems at the polls, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE
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Scotty thinks you won’t show up. Show him he’s wrong.
And just to get you a little more fired up, it’s “There is Power in a Union” by Street Dogs