DAILY WISCONSIN

County

Abele ineffectual

In Assembly District 19, Abele chose Dan Adams to be his representative of the Abele Party.  For whatever reason, Abele and Adams thought it would be a good idea to run an anti-union, pro-poverty campaign in a very progressive district.  To make matters worse, they also thought it would be a good idea to launch…

Sheriff Clarke Bans Facebook Comment

My ban from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page is now the third such ban handed down on me by conservative candidates for office. Dan Sebring banned me from his Facebook page several years ago after I dared question him about his views, and former Democratic State Senator Jeff Plale not only banned me…

Consequences for MKE County Exec Abele

One might think that Abele, being as anti-worker and anti-union as he is, would be elated at the ruling.  But the fact is that actually puts him in a hole due to 1,200 Milwaukee County employees suddenly becoming eligible for the Rule of 75, where they can retire once their age and years of service…

Only One Republican Thinks He’s a Democrat

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. — real or fake Democrat? Most of us figured this out long ago. Clarke is to the right of most righties, but he has to run as a Democrat to win in Democratic-heavy Milwaukee County. But that hasn’t prevented Clarke’s partisan affiliation from becoming a major flash point…

Referenda politics

Sup. Ronn Ferrell, one of the few reasoned members, reports: “The demand from the public to place this referendum on the ballot was so overwhelming that exactly 0.0 people came to the board to testify to ask us to pass the resolution.” Via Just say ‘hell, no!’ to cynical, Illinois-style politics @ Blaska’s Bring It!

Busy elsewhere, doing something

According to records obtained by one of her constituents, Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic used her key cards to park her car and enter and exit the county courthouse on only 16 occasions between April 14 and June 20. The county had 48 work days in that span, meaning she was at the county office a…

Crash victim sues Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office for civil rights violations

Attorneys plan to file a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday morning on behalf of a Franklin woman who was severely injured and falsely accused of drunken driving after an on-duty Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy crashed into her and lied about causing the accident. The federal lawsuit will allege that Deputy Joseph Quiles conspired with fellow…

About that Democrat in Milwaukee County…

Abele happily touts his close working relationship with a Governor who lusts for the destruction of public employee unions and whose policies blatantly favor those who, like Chris Abele, are already rich and powerful. In short, though he has styled himself as a Democrat and spreads a token bit of his wealth around by writing…