Issue of the Week: Walker and Neumann: Birth Control Is Bad
Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week
it is a big deal, since Pro-Life Wisconsin isn’t exactly within the mainstream.
Yes, it’s against abortion. But that’s not all. According to its website,
“Pro-Life Wisconsin is opposed to all forms of artificial contraception. We
support only natural methods of spacing the births of children.”
it looks like Walker and Neumann oppose modern contraceptive methods—even
more, Pro-Life Wisconsin, Neumann and Walker oppose abortion in all cases,
including rape and incest or when a woman’s life is in danger. They also want
to grant fertilized eggs total and permanent legal rights. And of course they
oppose embryonic stem cell research, which Pro-Life Wisconsin calls
Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin blasted the endorsement, with Public Policy
Director Chris Taylor saying “these candidates are just too extreme.” We agree.
Implementing this “100% pro-life” agenda would send Wisconsin
back to the Dark Ages, when couples had no control over their fertility.
Hero of the Week
Since 1998, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
has offered educational, social, and health and wellness services to LGBT youth
and adults. In 2009, the nonprofit center served an estimated 8,000
individuals, housed six other LGBT organizations and stood as a meeting place
for nine additional organizations.
Last Sunday, the LGBT Community
Center’s “Hard Hat Party” at the Blatz Boiler
House raised funds to put toward the construction of a new facility. Although
many individuals donated their time and talents, the management at the center
is especially thankful for the efforts of Jeremy Hanson, who went above and
beyond in both the planning and fund-raising arenas to make the event a huge
Jerk of the Week
James Haney, CEO, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
Haney, the retiring CEO of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), is
just now beginning to see the error of his ways. In an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, Haney said he
regretted the “extraordinary polarization of the political system… And I worry
whether we’ve contributed to that in any way.”
Let’s see… The WMC’s hard-core right-wing propaganda makes it virtually impossible to have a reasonable conversation on issues like clean energy, mass transit, public education, clean elections, the Employee Free Choice Act (WMC brought in Karl Rove of all people to educate its members), and taxes and public investment (taxes are bad, unless they go directly into the pockets of the road builders, right?). And don’t forget WMC’s ad unfairly blasting then state Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler as “loophole Louie” simply because he had been an effective public defender. Sorry to break it to you, Mr. Haney, but WMC’s way of doing business just hasn’t helped this state’s political discourse.