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04.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I check the Cost of War site every month just to maintain perspective. With the testimony of David Petraeus and his Tonto, the trillion dollar figures are finally beyond whispering levels. To date, $509.7 billion spent and we are on the way to two or three trillion dollars--all borrowed. In just one Wisconsin Congressional District, our share of the 509 billion would purchase 164,...
04.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Listening to general Patreaus and the pathetic Ambassador Crocker talk about the surge, while the Green Zone is under attack, 10 U.S. Soldiers have been killed in three days and 35 injured, reminds me of the question asked of Exxon's Vice President Simon about the $4 hundred million severance package for one of the bandits; "What happened to shame?" We must ask deputy-president P...
04.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
John McCain read a foreign policy speech yesterday. It is anybody's guess who wrote it, but reality was MIA. He is still trying to tell us that his support of the surge is responsible for our progress in Iraq, and he paints a pretty picture. It goes something like this: "The surge is working," Iraq is stable, the Iraqi army is ready but, and it is a big but, if we agree with his assessment of...
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Citizen Action complaint could remove him

Just about everyone denounced Burnett County Judge Michael Gableman’s false, race-baiting attack ad against Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler—well, everyone except Gableman. Even Charlie Sykes called foul on it, and the bipartisan Wisconsin Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee declared that it...
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

McCain supports Bush’s privatization scheme

The most puzzling aspect of John McCain’s political persona is his habitual attraction to George W. Bush’s bad ideas. Their shared enthusiasm for invading Iraq and then escalating the war is why “McSame” will soon become the new shorthand for the Arizona Republican, replacing “maverick”—but that isn’t the only reason.
04.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
FightingBob.com had a wonderful weekend. We could call it our Hightower event but, while Jim was the focus, we also co-sponsored a very successful conference on industrial "farms" and more than 150 attended. (You can see Jim's keynote speech at the CAFO conference right here.) From the CAFO conference to the UWM to meet with 80 activists Saturday night who are agitating for just...
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...
04.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
We are talking about the Supreme Court not the Justice of the Peace in Podunk village. Citizens more or less expect candidates for governor or president to "forget" some details or even stretch the truth. But voters have a right to believe that those seeking a seat on the Court will be truth-tellers. We have Truth in Sentencing; Truth in Advertising; Truth in Lending laws but when ...
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?...

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