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McCain on CIA torture report

Goodness knows libertarians have had countless differences with Sen. John McCain, on domestic and foreign policy.  We could have no disagreement, however, with his condemnation of the CIA’s use of torture for interrogation of America’s enemies.  More ABC US news | ABC World News Via Daily Adams. 

The Other Pipeline

Enbridge – – a pipeline company with a grim record of breaks and spills in Wisconsin and across the nation – – continues to face grassroots and governmental opposition to pipeline expansion across our state despite the politicized regulatory pass announced by Gov Walker’s pollution-tolerant DNR. Via Wisconsinites continue oil pipeline opposition @ The Political…

Ramirez returns

Combined with the trade with Toronto on Saturday for first baseman Adam Lind, the infield corners are set, with the rest of their lineup expected to return intact. Via Aramis Ramirez accepts $14 million mutual option @ JS Brewers Blog.

Dems speak softly

Democrats can not run from their successes and  act cowered by their opposition and then ask to be elected as leaders.   In regards to President Obama my party needs to learn to dance with the one that brought you to the gala.  With the auto industry back on its feet, our budget deficit moving in…

Lagging Doyle

In fact, the entirety of Walker’s tenure — the supposed “Wisconsin Comeback” — is a slower pace than the Doyle year of recovery. In Gov. Jim Doyle’s last year in office, Wisconsin grew jobs at a rate of about 2,805 jobs per month. In the 45 months since he’s taken office, Wisconsin under Scott Walker’s…

Kidd goes big

Bucks coach Jason Kidd said after Monday’s practice he plans to start the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo at point guard in Tuesday’s preseason game at Cleveland. Via Kidd opts for big lineup to open against Cavs; Giannis at PG @ JS Bucks Blog.

No one seems parched

[I]t has been exactly  4.5 years – – or fifty-four months – – since the Waukesha Common Council approved an application for a diversion of water from Lake Michigan. And in those fifty-four months have come and gone two Waukesha mayors, at least a million dollars in consulting and legal fees, and Lord knows how…

Home schooling’s no isolation ward

Those home-school kids often reside in “neighborhoods,” Father, where there are OTHER children with whom they bike, play pickup basketball, go sledding, or wander into the store to purchase candy.  Those home-school kids often participate in Boy/Girl Scouts, non-school-related athletics, (it’s called Land O’ Lakes) and as a consequence meet and deal with adults who…

Live by stats, perish by stats

Yesterday the “gold standard” quarterly BLS numbers came out and confirmed Burke’s contention that Wisconsin was dead last in jobs since Walker took office. And today, the latest monthly BLS numbers are out and show Wisconsin is in a three way tie for fourth place and below the midwest average. I’d stick with gold standard,…

Randa ruling reeling

Then, minutes later [Judge] Easterbrook asked: “Let me tell you what the problem is. If what your client has done is simply not illegal under Wisconsin law at all, why should a federal court issue a [federal] constitutionally based injunction?” Via Reversal Is Likely of Judge Randa’s Ruling on John Doe Probe @ MAL Contends…

Friday Catblogging

Nekokaigi, a small cat café in Kyoto. Via Wikipedia. Here they come: A new breed of coffee shop is sweeping west across the globe from Japan, where the hottest place for animal lovers to take their tea is inside a cat café. The first Japanese restaurant to provide its customers with a roomful of feline…