There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the iceberg I shall call the Deep State, which operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power.
During the last five years, the news media has been flooded with pundits decrying the broken politics of Washington. The conventional wisdom has it that partisan gridlock and dysfunction have become the new normal. That is certainly the case, and I have been among the harshest critics of this development. But it is also imperative to acknowledge the limits of this critique as it applies to the American governmental system. On one level, the critique is self-evident: In the domain that the public can see, Congress is hopelessly deadlocked in the worst manner since the 1850s, the violently rancorous decade preceding the Civil War.
Read more by Mike Lofgren at BillMoyers.com
from 6-8pm at Franklin Public Library, 9151 W. Loomis Rd, corner of Drexel and Loomis
Speaker: Susan Hitchler
Susan will speak concerning her experience at the hands of a Waukesha County DA when she accidentally left her gun in a bathroom of a local church and how she was treated by the legal system. Her presentation will present how prosecutors can and should be held accountable for misconduct in office. She will speak about ending the suffering and damage to innocent victims of rogue and abusive prosecutors.
See the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (6/6-2016) p. 3A for following article. “Attorney back at job after raid” for a somewhat similar case.
The discussion also applies to the 2 John Doe investigations conducted by DA John Chisholm.
The Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee will be hosting a fun evening of celebration, on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This is the night that the Republican Presidential Nominee will give his acceptance speech.
Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee Invites You To Join Us
Watch Donald Trump
(The Presumptive Republican Presidential Candidate)
Deliver His Nomination Acceptance Speech
Elections are won by votes and getting together with other Republicans. Come watch the Presidential Nominee give his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Also,
let’s watch for the Wisconsin Delegation on TV.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m
Location: Carl’s Catering & Banquet Hall
5100 W. Loomis Road, Greendale, WI
Cost: $10 per person
Watch It on the Big Screen, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction
Cold Plate Dinner served & beverages
Seating is limited, RSVP Requested
Phone: 414-553-8551 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with Special Guest Charlie Sykes!
from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Jim Dandy’s Pub 8900 S 27th St, Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154.
Please RSVP ASAP to email@example.com. The suggested contribution to attend is $39 per person or $60 for couples. You may donate online at www.jessieforassembly.com
This outreach by the Milwaukee North Branch is an extension of Gov. Walker’s stated desire to reach across the political isle. We will show Milwaukee residents that we do care and want them on our side in the fight to improve both Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin.
An opportunity to join the Republican Party, our power washer giveaway, campaign literature along with free candy will be available at our booth. But more importantly we will listen to concerns of Milwaukee’s north side residents.
Juneteenth is an annual observance on June 19 to remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. Our booth is located at the old Ponderosa / Stella’s Restaurant about a block north of Center Street on MLK Drive. Our booth will be open from 10am – 3pm.
OUR FOUNDING FATHERS understood that tyranny wasn’t likely to come from a foreign invasion but from the step-by-step erosion of our freedoms by an expanding government. This is what we are facing today. Most people have no conception of the slippery slope we’re on.
Two ominous trends threaten us. One is the monstrous growth of the regulatory state, whereby “independent” agencies, such as the EPA and the FCC, are creating countless rules that carry the force of law. These entities, not our increasingly emasculated Congress, are today’s real lawmakers. More and more they conjure up mandates based on whim and fact-free ideology. And often these diktats are written in vague or ambiguous language that gives bureaucrats oppressive discretionary powers.
Traditional Cabinet departments, such as the Treasury, are also engaging in government by decree. The Treasury recently issued a legally dubious rule to stop so-called inversions, whereby a company changes its headquarters’ mailing address to one outside the U.S. to save on taxes. Bureaucrats rightly calculated that companies wouldn’t undergo the years of uncertainty involved in fighting this decree through our oft slow-as-molasses court system.
Read more by Steve Forbes at Forbes.com
See pictures from the most successful Republican Party of Milwaukee County event held on April 1, 2016. At the event we had international and national media in attendance. The Wisconsin Decides 2016 event had 750 people in attendance to hear 4 Governors and 1 Senator.
Here is the link to the gallery for the April 1st event at Serb Hall.
Milwaukee has one of the largest Juneteenth festivals in the nation. The event is organized by Northcott Neighborhood House.
Even though (Republican) President Lincoln freed the slaves in the Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863, the good news didn’t reach the folks in Galveston, Texas until June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger and his troops arrived there, announcing the end of the Civil War.
Since then, June 19 has been known as “Juneteenth Day” and is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. The Civil Rights era saw a resurgence of observation of the day, and it’s been a staple of Milwaukee festivals since the 1970s, when an employee of the Northcott Neighborhood House was inspired by the celebrations held in southern states.
Thirty years later, everyone agrees that the best Juneteenth party can be found right here in Milwaukee. This years’ celebration will feature kids’ games, exhibits, soul food, music, a parade and more.
Before 2010, Ron Johnson had no intention of entering politics. A successful businessman with an accounting background, he had spent some 30 years building a custom plastics extrusion business in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The national debate raging over Obamacare woke him up. He became especially incensed over a speech in which Obama vilified physicians, specifically surgeons, alleging that they often performed unnecessary procedures for profit.
Johnson had quite a different experience with surgeons. A daughter was born with a severe heart defect — so serious that the newborn was flown to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, where a pediatric heart surgeon was roused in the wee hours to perform emergency surgery on the tiny heart. He re-routed the blood through the atria and ventricles. In effect, the girl’s heart was fixed to work backwards, but it worked.
The senator is today very proud of the young lady — she works as a nurse at the very hospital where her life was saved.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
–SNIP– Then disaster struck. We were about 25 miles away from Galesburg, Illinois. Galesburg has good interstate-highway access on I-74 and is a major hub for the BNSF. The town of about 12,000 people had Knox College, a large Maytag factory and warehouse facility, and a factory for Butler Buildings. Thanks to NAFTA, GATT, and, to a much lesser extent, labor unions, Maytag closed down. Butler Buildings was bought out by an Australian concern, which announced that, because of productivity issues at the Galesburg plant, it was to be closed. In a short time, 4,500 decent-paying jobs had been lost. Then firms that depended on business from Maytag and Butler Buildings, or from their employees, folded. Gates Rubber also cut back its workforce. Gary Goddard, the Galesburg city manager, watched as his several decades of work to build up his town evaporated. Many people in my town commuted to Galesburg. People would work full-time in Galesburg, and farm full- or part-time. Now, an economist would say this happens because of inefficiency, and the failure of manufacturing is all part of the “creative destruction” that is an essential engine of capitalism. But what I have seen here in the heartland of the United States is only the destruction; the creation takes place offshore. Making a god of efficiency denigrates the much more important goal of effectiveness. Efficiency (as Peter Drucker writes) is doing the thing right, while effectiveness is doing the right thing. Of course, ideologues firmly believe that effectiveness is purely automatic: Progress is inevitable! But that is not the reality I have seen.
Read more by Steve Berg at ChroniclesMagazine.org
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.
Read more at “The History Of Flag Day” at http://www.usflag.org/flag.day.html