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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

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

Thank You!

As Chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County, I would like to personally thank each of you for your involvement in helping elect Governor Walker, Attorney General Elect Brad Schimel and other Republican office holders. We appreciate your dedication with volunteering at the Victory offices in Milwaukee County, knocking on doors, making phone calls and attending events. Thank you for everything you did!

Happy Thanksgiving!
David Karst
Chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County

Walker Victory Party on Tue Nov 4

starting after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.

Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center
640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI 53214

Enter at Gate 4

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/election-night-rally-with-governor-scott-walker-tickets-13931478427

Before the party: Get out and vote, and bring a friend!

ELECTION DAY - Tuesday Nov 4

Stand With Walker

Polls open at 7am, and close at 8pm

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting at
http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting

Find My Polling Place at
http://gab.wi.gov/voters/find-polling-place

Report instances of vote fraud to:
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Room 307-D
901 North 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4060

RPMC Events Calendar

Don’t forget to vote for Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch, and the Republican legislators on the ballot

Burke Campaign’s Last Refuge: The Nazi Card?

Her final ad is a shameless exercise in mendacity.

Yes, a swastika ad. First, the background.

Mary Burke’s thin résumé could only be highlighted with one claim: as an executive of the Trek bicycle firm, she managed their European operations so brilliantly that sales rose exponentially under her watch. Surely such an exemplary manager and problem-solver was just the ticket to serve as Democratic Governor Jim Doyle’s commerce secretary, and is now the person to end the political divisiveness which has characterized Scott Walker’s first four years.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Racially Incendiary Burke Flyer Seeks to Rally Black Vote

A new low has been reached with a flyer targeting the black community.

With Democrat Mary Burke increasingly desperate to the point of panic, given the recent revelations of her mendacity concerning her career at her family business, and the embarrassment of President Obama’s flop at North Division High School in Milwaukee’s inner city, both of which preceded news that the prestigious and generally very accurate Marquette University Law School poll shows her trailing Governor Scott Walker by a full seven percentage points among those voters who will walk over broken glass, if necessary, to get to the polls, a new flyer exploits the deaths of three young black men and perverts history in an attempt to shore up her numbers in Wisconsin’s African-American community.

Read more by Avner Zarmi at PJmedia.com

Rally in Waukesha County Monday Night

Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch will hold several rallies across the state on Monday, November 3rd. The final rally of the night will be in Waukesha at Husco International at 9:30 PM. It would be fantastic if you were able to make it.

We would love to see as many supporters from your county party as possible in order to portray the energy and momentum our team has going into Election Day.

Husco International Inc
2239 Pewaukee Rd
Waukesha, WI 53188

Monday, November 3, 2014 from 9:30 PM to 10:30 PM (CST)

Attendees can RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rally-with-governor-scott-walker-tickets-13932148431

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