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Subsidized Scott

[Updated from 3/2/19] If you follow the life and times of Scott Walker on Twitter, you will find attacks on socialism aimed at Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others.

You will also see all the socialism Walker regularly touts and enjoys, from travels from his downtown Milwaukee digs enriched by government-funded TIF districts, parks and protective services, to travels on 100% publicly-financed roads to airports where public employees from sheriff deputies to TSA agents to air traffic controllers move Walker and the government-certified airplanes he boards from one vacation spot and speaking gig to another.

Then back to Milwaukee, where Walker takes in Bucks games close to the city-created RiverWalk near the heavily-subsidized new basketball arena and city-supported entertainment district.

Via Scott Walker likes socialism when it doles benefits his way @ The Political Environment.

Actual Winnings

$675-million dollars would mean extended time with far-flung family and friends, time to volunteer for non-profit agencies and taking the “long way” to our next destination–instead of driving as fast as possible on the boring interstate.  So as you stand in line this week to buy your next set of tickets (spending only what you can afford to lose) don’t think about what you can buy with the jackpot–think about what you can do with the time you will actually be winning.

Via My Two Cents: The Real Jackpot.

Festive

Police: No significant incidents at Mifflin Street Block Party, Revelry Fest #news3 http://t.co/xX2cXDPKqi — WISCTV News 3 (@WISCTV_News3) May 3, 2015

Underwater 

Scott Walker owes Sears up to $50,000. According to his most recent financial disclosure forms, the governor owed between $10,000 and $100,000 to credit card companies in 2014. One of the cards listed is a Barclay Card, and the other is a Sears MasterCard….The Boston Globe noted that Walker has the lowest net worth of…

Drunk deaths down in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said 185 people died in alcohol-related crashes last year — down 47 percent since 2003. Injuries from those crashes have dropped 59 percent in the same period. Via Drunken driving deaths down 47 percent since 2003 @ Channel3000 Madison.

More is less and worse

While binge drinking is a widespread problem on college campuses, data from a survey that is part of a UW-Madison initiative to reduce high-risk drinking suggests the problem at UW-Madison is signficant and “probably worse” than at other institutions, Sarah Van Orman, executive director of University Health Services, told the student newspaper. Via UW-Madison survey…

The Deer Czar’s Rules

Many times Secretary Cathy Stepp repeated, “The rules have changed, but the tradition remains.” Hunters whom I’ve spoken with wonder if all we’ll have years from now is the fond memory of what used to be Wisconsin’s very equal deer hunting tradition. Many things are changing. New rules could hasten the loss of our populist…