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RPW STATE CONVENTION - May 15-17, 2015, LaCrosse, WI
*First District Caucus: Sat. March 21, Registration at 8:30, Caucus at 9:00. at Copper Falls Restaurant, 102 Allen St., Clinton, WI
*Fourth District Caucus:
*Fifth District Caucus: Sun. March 22. Hilton Gardens Hotel at Park Place. The location is right off Hwy 41/45 at Good Hope Road. We will have the brunch followed the our caucus business.
*Sixth District Caucus:
The official caucus of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (RPMC) will be on Sat. February 21, 2015.
Registration at 8:00am. Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. The caucus will begin at 9:00am.
Location: Glendale Radisson Hotel, 7065 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217
THIS IS A MEMBER EVENT ONLY. Membership renewals must by made no later than Thursday February 12, 2015 to be eligible to vote. New members must join no later than Friday January 23, 2015 to be eligible to vote and attend the meeting.
Caucus agenda includes election of Executive Board officers and members-at-large for 2015 to 2017; adoption of rules, resolutions, constitution changes tabled from last year, vote on delegates/alternates and any other business to come before the caucus.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR COUNTY CAUCUS
If you want to be on the RPMC Exec Board, contact Jay Hintze.
SIX BRANCHES OF THE RPMC:
There is no admission charge for branch caucuses (caucii?), but you must be a current member of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County to participate in your local caucus.
If you want to be on the board of a local branch of the RPMC, contact the current branch chair, and attend your local branch caucus.
1. Milwaukee North: Sam Hagedorn, chair
Tues. January 20, 2015, 7pm at Mama’s on 78th & Burleigh.
2. Milwaukee South: Michael Murphy, chair
Mon. January 19, 2015, 6:30pm, at Joe’s K Ranch, 4840 S. Whitnall Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110
3. Northshore: Avi Zarmi, chair
Wed. January 21, 2015, at the Glendale Radisson Hotel. The Lincoln Dinner starts at 6:00; the caucus will be at the end, probably 7:30 or so.
4. Southwest Suburban: Roseann Dieck, chair, email@example.com
Wed. January 28, 2015, 6:00pm, at Franklin Public Library, 9151 West Loomis Road, Franklin, WI
5. Wauwatosa: Becky Geary, chair
Wed. January 21, 2015, 6:30pm, at the Wauwatosa Fire Department on Underwood.
6. West Allis/West Milwaukee: Ron Rieboldt, chair
Thur. January 29, 2015, 7pm at the RPMC HQ.
Missed it live on Saturday? We have it for you here. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s speech to the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit. As we told you yesterday, the speech is getting rave reviews… which continue to pour in.
Read more at RightWisconsin.com
Iowa Freedom Summit 2015 Scott Walker Speech
He pivots to national issues, and takes a swipe at Chris Christie.
Two events this past week combined to remove most doubt regarding whether Scott Walker is running for president and must be taken seriously.
The first was Paul Ryan’s announcement that he is not running. Though a Ryan candidacy seemed unlikely the moment he was offered chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee, his announcement officially removes what would have been the most credible obstacle to a Walker candidacy. The two old political friends now look forward to a possible fruitful collaboration rather than a rivalry.
The second event was the annual State of the State address Tuesday night. Coming on the heels of his inaugural speech on January 5, the speech was notable both for its relative brevity — the governor spoke for less than half an hour in a speech format which typically runs twice as long — and also for the obvious seeds of a campaign for federal office planted within it.
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com
It’s one of the most fundamental political questions of our time: What’s driving the growth in government spending? And it has a relatively straightforward answer: first and foremost, spending on health care through Medicare and Medicaid, and other major social insurance and entitlement programs.
But I thought it was worth reviewing the evidence in a bit more detail. There are a few surprises along the way, some of which liberal readers might like and others of which will please conservative readers.
The Web site usgovernmentspending.com has an abundance of data on federal, state and local spending at different points in time. My focus will be on how government has been spending its money in the present and the past, rather than evaluating any future budgets or projections.
Read more by NATE SILVER at fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com
If not, How much colder would it be?
Science displays at Wisconsin State Parks will tell you that glaciers covered our landscape, ending just 12,000 years ago.
This means that ice, up to a MILE-THICK, covered this state, and carved out features like the Kettle Moraine. A six-inch snowfall like we get now and then in winter is not what caused these earth changes.
Question: What did the Indians do back then to cause the ice to melt away? Or did they just happen to be the first settlers after the ice melted away? Melted then, by what?
Thank you again for all of your hard work and tireless efforts to help elect Governor Walker and the entire Republican team. Because of you, we are able to continue moving Wisconsin forward!
The Republican Party of Wisconsin is hosting events surrounding the 2015 Inauguration of Governor Walker and Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch. To that end, I’m asking for your help in getting the word out so that everyone has the opportunity to celebrate Wisconsin’s future together! Please visit WalkerInaugural.com and attend these historic events.
I want to make sure we kick off the second term of the Walker-Kleefisch Administration with the enthusiasm and excitement it deserves--which means ensuring that all of our volunteers and supporters are informed about the Inaugural events.
Republican Party of Wisconsin
The Inauguration of Governor Scott Walker will be an exciting time for supporters and guests as we celebrate Wisconsin’s future! Below you will find details of the events surrounding the Inauguration, but be sure to check back for more information in the coming days as they become available. see more at http://walkerinaugural.com/inaugural-events/
(Note: This is the first in a series of posts on how to get started on running for local elective office.)
After a lot of thought and plenty of discussions with your spouse, you’re finally taking the plunge and running for elective office. Whether you’re running for Town Council or Congress, it’s a great feeling to finally be able to tell others about this big life decision.
But now what? How do you actually run a campaign?
One approach is to …
Read more by Bijoy Datta at thewinequation.wordpress.com
Scott loves to host our friends at Christmas.
Every year, our home is filled with laughter and love when we invite friends from our church, our relatives, Scott’s staff, classmates of Matt and Alex, friends of mine from my work at the Lung Association, and others for gatherings during the weeks surrounding Christmas. Scott always starts our parties with a prayer giving thanks and we end our gatherings together singing our favorite Christmas carols. It’s really special, especially with Scott’s busy schedule, to have the the chance to spend time around the holiday with so many people we love.
Another annual tradition in our family is helping Scott make his “frosted Christmas pecans.” Scott seems to make more and more pecans every year – we are running out of counter space and mixing bowls to make them all! Everyone looks forward to his pecans - even our Milwaukee County radio stations get excited when Scott delivers them around town.
I know Scott wishes he could give his pecans to EVERYONE this Christmas, so I thought I’d help him out with the next best thing – sharing our family recipe with you (see below)! I hope your family enjoys this Christmas treat as much as ours does.
Thank you again, and Merry Christmas!
Scott and Tonette Walker’s Frosted Christmas Pecans
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
1 pound pecans
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon water
In a bowl mix together, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour pecans in another large bowl. In a separate small dish mix well the egg white and water. Pour egg and water mixture over pecans and mix well. Pour dry ingredient mixture over pecans and mix until all pecans are well coated. Spread pecans on a cookie sheet.
Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes. Enjoy.
Milwaukee Athletic Club
President’s Room (3rd Floor)
758 N Broadway
Host Committee levels
General reception: All contributions greatly accepted
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Dan Morse 608-770-2819, firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Judge James Daley, and I am writing to ask for your assistance as I run for the Wisconsin State Supreme Court against activist Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.
Would you be willing to email my nomination papers to the members of your county party and encourage them to sign and circulate them on my behalf so my name appears on the ballot in the Spring Election on April 7, 2015. The nomination paper, along with the rules of circulation, can be downloaded at the end of this message.
I realize Wisconsin is coming off of a grueling midterm election and much has been asked of you and your volunteers, but the 2015 Spring Election is as important as any other - especially to the integrity of Wisconsin’s highest court.
I believe in an impartial judicial system which fully adheres to the boundaries set by the Constitutions of the United States and State of Wisconsin. It is essential that no judge interject his or her personal opinion into matters before the court, and judges must not be activists who legislate from the bench.
As a Brigadier General with 36 years of service to the state and country, I know what it takes to be a strong, effective leader. I have served three terms as Rock County District Attorney, and I was appointed circuit court judge by Governor Tommy Thompson in January of 1989. Following the appointment, I have been re-elected five times to the bench and have been the presiding judge in Rock County since. Today, I am running to represent Wisconsin on the State Supreme Court.
Can I count on you and your county party members to help me circulate nomination papers among friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors?
In order for everyone’s hard work to count, the rules of circulating nomination papers must be followed exactly. Individuals may begin circulating papers TODAY. Once electors have filled in their signature, name, street number or rural rout, municipality of residence, and date, the circulator must fill out the Certification of the Circulator at the bottom of each page to complete the sheet.
I ask that the papers be returned in the mail no later than Tuesday, December 23, 2014 so my campaign has a chance to review them. If you have any questions, or would like additional papers to circulate, feel free to call Brit Schiel on my campaign at (608) 352-0620, or visit www.daleyforwisconsin.net.
Again, please return your fully or partially completed papers (with the Certification of Circulator section completely filled out) by December 23, 2014 to:
Daley for Supreme Court Committee
1136 Summerhill Drive
Janesville, WI 53546-3723
Thank you for your assistance. I appreciate your help getting me on the ballot!
Most states already require voters to think ahead.
AFTER ALL THE nasty brawling — not just in Wisconsin, but across the nation — over whether Voter ID amounts to sensible security at the polls or a barely veiled suppression effort, a partisan battle over scrapping same-day registration in the state seems unavoidable.
Currently, Wisconsin is one of just a handful of states that allow unregistered individuals to come to the polls on election day and take care of the business right then and there. A substantial majority of states require registration well in advance. For example, in Illinois, registration closes about a month before election day.
The tradition in Wisconsin, however, has been far more liberal. Some like that. Some think it’s ripe for fraud, and creates an undue last-minute burden on election officials.
Read more by William Barth at BeloitDailyNews.com
It used to strike me as impossible for global warming to cause cold weather. Then I realized that I could chill a soft drink in the oven if there were no room left in the refrigerator to bake a cake.
Up until then I did not know that the same cause can have opposite effects. In my unenlightened state, it never occurred to me that carbon dioxide could cause both excessive heat and excessive cold, both drought and flood.
I should have known. After all, we calm hyperactive children with stimulants and cure addiction to drugs with addicting drugs. When the government goes too far in debt, it borrows more money. We achieve diversity through uniformity. We overcome racism with racism. When children don’t learn, we send them to schools that don’t teach. We question authority by believing the authorities.
Read more by Jonathan David Carson at AmericanThinker.com
Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.
I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them of the evil that lurks in the world.
They would rather we stay unseen, but close by if needed, but readily available to “fix their kid.” I stopped caring today because we work to keep our streets safe from mayhem in the form of reckless, drunk, high, or speeding drivers, only to be hated for it, yet hated even more because we didn’t catch the drunk before he killed someone they may know.
Read more by Lt Daniel Furseth, DeForest Wisconsin Police Department at nycfirewire.com
Scott Walker offers an intriguing glimpse into how conservative principles could succeed on a national scale.
One of the more compelling reasons to consider Scott Walker’s candidacy for president is that he has been elected, repeatedly, governor of a mid-size state with a strong executive. Wisconsin’s state constitution establishes a powerful governor’s seat, as opposed to, say, Texas’ constitution, or even to the limited powers granted to the U.S. president.
There are numerous ways in which the state of Wisconsin is a microcosm of the country, and perhaps advisory of things to come.
The state is deeply polarized, divided almost equally between left and right, as the U.S. has been now for forty years or more, and the state’s Republican Party is itself divided, principally in three parts. The Wisconsin GOP “establishment” generally adheres to the original Big Government principles; it contends with a growing conservative faction and a libertarian faction.
Over the last several national elections, the candidate favored by…
Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com