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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...
02.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I think I will run for president and I hope you will as well if you disagree with Hillary and Barack on any serious national issue. We could create an Internet game entitled "Pick-a-Party" and assign all candidates to a party for a November scrum. Why not? Let me see, our old friend Tom Harkin is better on almost all issues than Barack or Hillary (or Ralph Nader) in my view, so why...
02.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Bill Clinton threw down the challenge to his wife: Win Ohio and Texas or you are done. One could almost hear her teeth grinding a thousand miles away as her spouse said, in essence, you can't win Hillary but I did. Since the Clinton challenge, the papers describe her as "somber" or "wistful" or "a realist" or "resigned." And the finger-pointing is in full swing. The titl...
02.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
And so year six begins. Five fascinating years since we started FightingBob.com. Time flies when you are having fun. Our thanks to Dave Zweifel for his nice column celebrating our birthday and to our pal Jim Hightower who will be in Madison and Milwaukee April 5 & 6 to help raise money for FightingBob. Jim's latest book is Swim Against the Current: Even a dead fish can go with the flow. You wi...
02.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Some of you are of an age where you remember the old party-line telephones. One felt guilty if he or she lingered for a moment before hanging up--just to find out who was talking to whom. (If mother saw you linger, it was off to bed!) The modern day equivalent of the party-line phone is open records, especially when people sending emails think they are shielded from public scrutiny. ...
02.21.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Following this Blog, we present a short video of testimony from Sen. Mike Ellis, Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Mike McCabe and Jay Heck on campaign reform. Not present to discuss the Supreme Court crisis? The Basting Commission and the State Bar Association Basting heads. Eli Wiezel said "the opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference to evil." Enter our evil "deciders" in the State Supreme Court race--liberal, and soon to be outspent 10-1, the Greater Wisconsin Committee supporting Louis Butler and, neocon Wisconsin Club for Growth. ready to put five million into the April 1 contest for Gableman. (Club for growth works with WMC. WMC wants to guarantee its members a victory in the Supreme Court every time. (Hey! Who can blame them? Life is unfair

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02.20.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Not in my lifetime has there been a campaign like this one. Starting with the indefatigable candidate with his unique delivery and an incredible ability to reach into an audience and grab their attention, mind and soul; a family history that makes him a folk hero from the start; and a wife who is every bit as smart, articulate and committed to change as he is, and the message has been shouted...
02.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Bob Lutz, CEO of the General Motors that reported an incredible loss last year, gives us some idea about his I.Q. Not since Michael Moore's brilliant Roger and Me has G.M. been so naked. Lutz told a private luncheon group that "global warming is a crock of shit." One can only imagine a conversation between W. and Lutz. (This country is in trouble!) Hot News: Some Sheriffs endorse W...

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