Scott Walker's announcement that the year 2012 will be the “Year of the Veteran” flies in the face of the ongoing scandal in which he is embroiled. Central to the criminal corruption investigation into Scott Walker's administration is that his former Deputy Chief of Staff and his former Veterans Commission appointee are alleged to have embezzled funds intended for the widows and children of military servicemembers killed in action.
The ad is called "Walkergate" because it highlights the eery parallels between Nixon's Watergate scandal and the criminal investigation into Scott Walker's current and former top-level aides that has already uncovered the theft of more than $60,000 intended for the widows and children of Soldiers killed in action, child sex crimes, secret email networks, illegal campaign contributions, and the abuse of taxpayer resources for political gain. Prosecutors have brought a total of fifteen felonies and three misdemeanors against six of Scott Walker's closest aides and associates -- with one conviction and two guilty pleas to date.
As Braun's victory displays in dramatic fashion, collective bargaining is not merely about wages and benefits, it is the foundation for basic dignity in a workplace, and it radiates outward to all workplaces, whether it be a major league dugout or a welding shop, whether it's a police precinct or a classroom.
Walker and his anti-union defenders who scorn collective bargaining must think that a millionaire ballplayer is not a sympathetic figure to people who work for a living. But that's just not the case. Wisconsin understands that that standing together makes us stronger.
The disrespect Republicans have shown the court -- and the people of Wisconsin -- in this redistricting process has drawn harsh rebukes out of a normally reserved and measured panel of judges. The panel, primarily appointed by Republican presidents, called the Republican actions a ‘shameful attempt to hide the redistricting process from public scrutiny.’
Held at the MJ Cafe on Brown Deer Road in Milwaukee, the lively event included a soulful performance by singer Imani Smith, great conversations about the nominees as well as the promising future of the state’s African-American community.
There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m just going to come right out and say it.
This isn’t working. It’s time for us to see other people.
I wish I could say that it was me, not you, but we both know that isn’t true. It’s you.
Remember last year? The Packers had just won the Super Bowl and all across our state, Wisconsinites were united in celebration over the return of the Lombardi Trophy to Titletown, USA. Wisconsin was #1.
Then, Scott Walker "dropped the bomb" on the people of Wisconsin by publicly announcing his secret plan to eliminate the rights of Wisconsin workers and hand over our state to powerful Koch-backed special interests.
Scott Walker's "bomb" tore Wisconsin apart, pitting Packer backer against Packer backer, neighbor against neighbor, and Wisconsinite against Wisconsinite.
When the leading fundraiser for breast cancer research attempts to quietly sever its successful partnership with the most prominent women's health care provider in the country, something's got to give.
And when an embattled Midwestern governor, facing a recall effort by 1 million citizens, puts access to women's health clinics and life-saving cancer screenings in jeopardy you would think something's got to give then, too.
Executives at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation accepted responsibility for their mistake and reversed their decision. In stark contrast, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been deaf to the same public outrage sparked by using women's health as a pawn in the far-right's long-standing feud with Planned Parenthood.
We invite you to be the lead detective on the biggest criminal corruption case in Wisconsin's history.
Watch the video on the evidence board.
Open a case file and review the evidence.
Save Wisconsin from Scott Walker's criminal gang by sharing what you find with your friends.