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04.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
The editor of the WSJ accidently reminds us of the tragedy of losing the Cap Times if the new approach fails. We must help keep the Cap Times going on the Internet. WSJ is a daily paper that took no position on the outrageous Supreme Court race but editor Ellen Foley runs the risk of rotator cuff damage patting herself on the back bragging that the so-called "Frankenstein veto" ...
04.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Whoa Bill! You made $51.85 million giving speeches to fat cats but even charged the alley cats? I understand gouging Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Realtors, Mortgage Bankers, IBM and GM, hell, they gouge us, but the Boys and Girl's Clubs? C'mon! Charging the kids? Does this mean my $100 went to a multi-millionaire? I suppose a freebie at Bob Fest is out of the question. (When Bill Krau...
04.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
We will never forget W's "Mission Accomplished" nor will we forget FDR's "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Add Michael Gableman's words carried in yesterday's papers to your words to remember book: "I am proud of the campaign." Whoa Nelly! Proud of the worst campaign in the history of our Supreme Court?...
03.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
We are in for a ride today. Will Texas (of all places) and Ohio (of all places) knock the Chair of the DLC Dream Initiative , Hillary Clinton, out of the contest and give the Democratic Party back to the people? Or, will those voters give Senator Clinton the momentum she and her happy band of advisers (Mark Penn--"Don't blame me!") need to move on? Will Al From be drinking champagne at the Ritz-Carleton with Evan Bayh and Tom Vilsack or sipping cognac alone in his den? How do you know candidates? Well, one test I use is their attitude toward the right-wing Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) run by Al From and lots of other faux Democrats. Founded in 1985, the DLC has been the wizard behind the curtain pushing NAFTA with a passion, welfare reform, and war. A friend described the DLC as the "40 Southern White Boys" who rode into town to save the Party from dangerous lefties like you meet at Fighting Bob Fest

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03.03.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
My guess: Obama will win big in Vermont; squeak out a 5 point win in Rhode Island; take the Texas caucus vote by 10 points; win the Texas primary vote by a narrow margin while Hillary Clinton will take Ohio 49-48 and will announce it is "on to Pennsylvania." If I'm right, the battle will shift to Michigan and Florida. If that is the case, the divisions in the Party may well elect John McCain. The phone call at three in the morning TV spot had a big blow-back. First, when asked, her chief strategist could not name a single foreign policy crisis Hillary Clinton had to deal with. Then Bill Richardson came out with an assurance that Obama was fully capable of handling foreign policy and Jay Rockefeller endorsed Barack. And it permitted Obama to bring back Hillary's vote in favor of the Iraq war. The economy will be the number one issue from now until November including the $275 million per day going to Iraq that could be spent on our schools, health care, the deficit. Of note: United Technologies is trying a take over of Diebold--yes, that Diebold--manufacturer of voting machines. Lookout! Fighting Bob making progress

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03.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Jim Doyle has asked the feds to declare "all of Wisconsin in compliance with national clean air standards." OK, makes sense. Just tell the truth, I say. But there is an "oops" factor. Turns out Doyle's DNR has found "that the air in several counties is so dirty it could threaten human health." So Doyle's letter is not true. Everyone must be upset with Doyle for this absurd and fals...
03.01.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
The Lobbyist's Legislature (LL) heads into the last days of this session without passing legislation providing public funding for Supreme Court races; without expanding health coverage for children with autism; without discussing how the $650 million hole in the budget will be filled; without a plan to protect families facing foreclosure on their homes. Ah, yes, but they are busy, busy. ...
02.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Maybe, perhaps, possibly, might happen, but expect to hear "it was Bill's assertion" not Hillary's, that she had to win Texas and Ohio. She is now talking about the complexities of the Texas race and Pennsylvania as the firewall. So, maybe the Texas-Ohio talk was, as W. calls it, "bull." In any event it looks like an Obama victory in Texas with Ohio up for grabs. Prediction: If H...
02.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Republican Supreme Court candidate Michael Gableman has been running attacks against Justice Louis Butler for the Supreme Court�s decision in State v. Richard Brown, 2005 WI 29. In the Brown case, the majority of the Supreme Court decided that the state had not proven its case that Brown posed a continued threat to the community�which is what the legislature required of the state ...
02.27.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
The debate was fine. As suspected, Hillary would not be confrontational sitting two feet from Barack. While her advisers urged blood and guts, the fact is you cannot pull it off in a debate. (One of her coaches, Madison's own Brady Williamson, was on stage.) The format doesn't allow for personal attacks. And while you can win on points, it is tough to knock-out an opponent. This ain't bean ba...

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