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Cocktail Reception supporting Judge James Daley, Candidate for WI Supreme Court on Thur Dec 18

5:00-7:00 pm

Milwaukee Athletic Club
President’s Room (3rd Floor)
758 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI

Host Committee levels
Platinum: $1,000
Gold: $500
Silver: $250
General reception: All contributions greatly accepted

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Dan Morse 608-770-2819, dan@dmorseconsulting.com

www.daleyforwisconsin.net

Nomination Papers for WI Supreme Ct candidate Judge James Daley

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.

Click Here To Download Judge Daley’s Nomination Papers

Click Here To Download The Rules For Circulating Judge Daley’s Nomination Papers

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!

Sincerely,
James Daley

The Inauguration of Governor Scott Walker

http://walkerinaugural.com/

Inaugural Events
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/

Register ahead of election? Yes

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.
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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

Branch, County & District Caucuses in 2015

RPW STATE CONVENTION - LaCrosse, WI

DISTRICT CAUCUSES:
*First District Caucus:
*Fourth District Caucus:
*Fifth District Caucus:
*Sixth District Caucus:

COUNTY CAUCUS:
The official caucus of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County (RPMC) will be on Sat. February 21, 2015, at Location TBA.
THIS IS A MEMBER EVENT ONLY.
Membership renewals must by made no later than February 12th, 2015 to be eligible to vote. New members must join no later than January 23rd, 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, vote on delegates/alternates and any other business to come before the caucus.
REGISTER ONLINE FOR COUNTY CAUCUS (not yet)

If you want to be on the RPMC Exec Board, contact Jay Hintze.

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.

SIX BRANCHES OF THE RPMC
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 Branch: Sam Hagedorn, chair
Tues. January 20, 2015 at 7pm at Mama’s on 78th & Burleigh.

2. Milwaukee South Branch: Michael Murphy, chair

3. Northshore: Laurie Wolf, chair

4. Southwest Suburban: Roseann Dieck, chair, swsrepublicans@hotmail.com
Wed. January 28, 2015, 6:00pm
Franklin Public Library, 9151 West Loomis Road, Franklin, WI

5. Wauwatosa: Becky Geary, chair
http://wauwatosarepublicans.com/

6. West Allis/West Milwaukee: Ron Rieboldt, chair

The Gods Have Made Them Mad

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…

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

Wisconsin, a Microcosm of the United States

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

Scott Walker’s Challenges: A Win, But Trouble Ahead in Wisconsin

Never a break for Walker: the state has big issues he must navigate successfully before 2016.

Despite the heady rhetoric about a possible presidential run in 2016, Scott Walker faces significant issues as he contemplates his inauguration and second term.

Walker’s major first-term problem was a $3.6B budget shortfall left to him by the departing Democratic administration. This was an unconstitutional problem, as Wisconsin law requires a balanced budget. He and the Republican-controlled legislature dealt with the problem brilliantly through an initiative known as Act 10, under which they found savings without harming vital services and greatly curtailed the collective bargaining rights of unionized government employees.

Walker was able to balance the budget, to reduce taxes, and to actually project a $900M surplus. Much of the projected surplus was returned to the taxpayers in the form of additional tax cuts.

One problem he now faces lies in that word “projected.”

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

We’re Thankful for Global Warming

Science displays at Wisconsin State Parks will tell you that glaciers covered our landscape, ending just 12,000 years ago.

We’re talking Ice Age. During the several (yes, more than one) ice ages that Wisconsin has experienced, glaciers reached as far south as southern Illinois.

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.

More glacial maps from NationalAtlas.gov and UW-Green Bay.

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?

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Walker for President? WI Gov’s Rise Has Similarities to Reagan

He isn’t the great communicator, but his record, abilities, and the opponent’s situation mimic the 1980 race.

The “elephant in the room,” now that Scott Walker has won a remarkable third election as governor of Wisconsin in only four years, is the presidential election in 2016. Well before the 2014 midterms, speculation was rife about Walker’s possible presidential ambitions, and his several trips to neighboring Iowa did nothing to quell it. It is widely assumed that Walker’s possible presidential ambitions are a major reason the national Democratic Party and its various third-party interest groups expended enormous resources in the unsuccessful attempts to defeat him.

There are many reasons for the Democrats to be terrified of a possible Walker candidacy for president. Most of those reasons can be summarized with two words: “Ronald Reagan.”

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Should Governments Be Allowed to Steal Your Property?

I’ve already written about the despicable practice of “civil forfeiture,” which allows governments to confiscate the property of innocent people who have not been convicted of any crime.

And I’ve cited great columns on the issue from George Will and John Stossel., as well a sobering report on the topic from the Wall Street Journal.

Now the Institute for Justice has a video that should outrage any decent person.

It’s examples of government thuggery like this that make me a libertarian. You should be one as well.

Read more by Daniel J. Mitchell at Townhall.com

Wisconsin Moves Forward!

It’s an exciting time to be a conservative Republican! We now have the opportunity to show the citizens of Wisconsin that once again, they have chosen correctly. Republicans will now deliver on our promises to create jobs and reform government.

Once again, I have been honored and humbled by the constituents in the 63rd Assembly District to serve on their behalf in the Wisconsin State Assembly. It has been a privilege to represent Racine County for the past decade and I will continue to fight for the hard-working taxpayers of our area.

Thanks to the amazing turnout of conservatives across the state and the great Republican team lead by Governor Walker, Assembly Republicans grew its majority. The GOP won 63 Assembly seats, the largest Assembly Republican majority since 1957. All of our incumbents won re-election, Republicans won all of the former GOP seats, and we defeated three Democratic incumbents. Our incoming class of freshmen legislators stands at 18 representatives. That’s the second largest class since 1977. The largest was in 2011 with 25 new representatives. Together, we will work across the aisle to improve Wisconsin without compromising our conservative ideals. The 2015-2016 legislative session begins on Monday, January 5, 2015 with the inauguration of the 102nd Wisconsin State Legislature.

Read more by Speaker Robin J. Vos

Red Wave Sweeps Wisconsin

Walker voters definitively rejected all statewide opposition to his policies.

A massive rebuke to the state Democratic Party, its statist policies, and the unrelentingly vicious, negative campaign in which they engaged was delivered last night by the voters of Wisconsin. They re-elected Governor Scott Walker — by the largest margin yet — for the third time in four years.

Yet the win was much more substantial than that. Every Republican incumbent running in the state was re-elected. All but one statewide office (the largely ceremonial secretary of State) up for election was won by Republicans. The GOP picked up two Senate seats in the state legislature (giving the Republicans a 19:14 majority) and three seats in the state Assembly, where they had already enjoyed a more comfortable margin. And the new members make the majority considerably more conservative than it had been previously.

Here are the results with additional commentary:

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Thank You Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker victory speech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKqj7xFgzos

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