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The story from Wisconsin today is that big money stole the political process yet again. Scott Walker’s big money backers outspent the recall forces $30 million to $4 million. Even so, all that money only nudged Walker’s percentage of votes up 2% from the original election. His opponent’s percentage went down only 1.5%. Now that is a curious thing, wouldn’t you say?

Even with the airwaves flooded with Republican propaganda and busloads of door-knockers for Walker shipped in on the offer of being fed well for the day the numbers shifted only slightly.  If voters were really so gung-ho on backing the man who is forcing Wisconsin downward in our country’s race to the bottom wouldn’t all that persuasive power have resulted in a far wider spread in the votes? It seems it take a whole heck of a lot of money to persuade people to vote against their own best interests.

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Police Brutality at NATO Protest

I marched yesterday with Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, Green Party members, and thousands of others yesterday to protest the NATO agenda of endless war and austerity to support the war machine.

 At the end of the march the police deployed a tactic called “kettling” against about a hundred non-violent protesters who were attempting to remain on the site of the protest beyond the permitted time. Most of the marchers, including myself, had left. The kettling was widely broadcast live. I watched it live on ABC Channel 7.

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Successful Fundraiser!

Many thanks to all who attended the fundraiser Thursday, May 17, at Blokes and Birds. We raised enough to begin offering a stipend to petitioners needed to get me on the ballot. We need 7,000 signatures before June 20. Volunteers are fantastic, and still very much needed, but now we can call in reinforcements. Thank you for your donations and your support. Let's Wade In Congress!

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Marriage Equality

Today President Obama came out for marriage equality for gay couples. That’s good news because it shows that advocating for fairness and equality can really make a difference. Minds can be expanded; thinking can change to be more inclusive. 

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