Environmental grassroots victory

Conversion or political expedience? Updated – Whatever the explanation, grassroots activism still matters in central Wisconsin, and when a local citizens’ groups forces a corrupt political opponent to adopt qualified agreement with their positions, the grassroots can claim victory. Ask Protect Wood County and Rome and Saratoga Friendly and their two-plus years opposition to a…

Too much is too much

The Minnesota Republican Party’s endorsed candidate for Supreme Court is watching her support from the party erode. Party officials passed a resolution banning Michelle MacDonald from the GOP’s booth because of a pending drunken driving case. And the Republican nominee for attorney general on Thursday endorsed MacDonald’s opponent, longtime Democratic attorney and current Justice David…

Another business votes with its feet

“in 2014 Microsoft decided to no longer participate in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Communications and Technology Task Force, which had been our only previous involvement with ALEC. With this decision, we no longer contribute any dues to ALEC.” Via Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out @ PR Watch. 

Video evidence of excessive force

The most plausible explanation is that they knew that the situation as they encountered it did not justify the use of deadly force, so they freely embellished upon and then reported a scenario that would justify their actions. And if this is the case, we should all be outraged, horrified and demand that the officers…

The politician peddling filth

Approximately 50 million gallons of liquid cow manure would be produced every year, and “forty-nine high capacity wells would be capable of pumping 7.3 billion gallons of water from the groundwater aquifer annually” would be drained by this one proposed CAFO [concentrated animal feeding operation]. Via Rep Scott Krug Told Pro-Water Activist: “Quit Your Bitching,”…

Got away

Via Game Blog: Brewers’ bullpen falters in 9-5 loss to Blue Jays @ JS Brewers Blog.

Another $2,500 in public money

On August 17, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed an 11 year old Black and Tan bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Emery, Price County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage. Via Another WI Bear Hound Thrown To Wolves @ The Political Environment.