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Gayle in MD
04-06-2011, 07:27 AM
BRAVO!!!

THE PUBLIC BACKLASH AGAINST REPUBLILCAN FASCISM, HAS BEGUN!

Chris Abele Elected Milwaukee County Executive In Blow To Scott Walker

Chris Abele has won the race for Milwaukee County Executive, defeating Republican Jeff Stone handily on Tuesday. The position was previously held by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R), whose controversial anti-union law has sharply divided the state.

Abele won more than 60% of the vote.

Abele used the recent controversy surrounding Walker to build support for his campaign. The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports that "he [Abele] put much of his advertising firepower into trying to fuse Stone with Gov. Scott Walker and his controversial push to end most collective bargaining for public employees."

WISN in Milwaukee reports that Abele only recently came into prominence, explaining that he "was fairly unknown until about four months ago except in philanthropic circles."

The Journal Sentinel details how Abele ran his campaign:http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/119303149.html

Though a longtime supporter of Democratic candidates and liberal causes, Abele ran for county executive - officially a nonpartisan office - often sounding like a conservative. Like Stone, Abele vowed not to raise taxes and said he'd work hard to attract new business. Abele said he'll push to wipe out inefficiencies and service duplications and might turn to privatizations, selling off county assets and marketing park services to the suburbs.
A tightly contested Supreme Court race is still undecided in the Badger State.




Pedro Colón won a full six-year term to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Tuesday, beating Christopher Lipscomb, a lawyer and part-time Glendale municipal judge

Colón, 42, a Democrat, spent 11 years in the state Assembly, where he represented Milwaukee's south side.





In the Milwaukee County Board's south side race to replace Chris Larson, Jason Haas easily defeated Steven Kraeger for the remaining year in Larson's term.

Haas, who calls himself a liberal, received support from Larson. He also was endorsed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and a number of unions.





Milwaukee School Board member and former high school teacher Terry Falk won the School Board's at-large seat Tuesday, while other board seats up for election went to two newcomers and an incumbent.

With all precincts reporting late Tuesday, challenger Mark Sain defeated District 1 incumbent Tim Petersons by about 100 votes, District 2 incumbent Jeff Spence defeated Gerald Glazer; and in District 8 first-time candidate Meagan Holman defeated Candy Jo Lesniewski, also a first-time candidate.

The board has a total of nine members - eight elected from geographic districts and a citywide seat all residents may vote for. Five seats were up for election this spring, but only four were contested, as School Board President Michael Bonds ran unopposed in District 3.

Falk, 63, is finishing a four-year term as School Board member for District 8, which covers the Bay View neighborhood. He switched to run for the open citywide seat.

'Anti-Walker' vote
"Clearly, much of this race and the other races played into the anti-(Gov. Scott) Walker sentiment and it had a great impact," Falk said. "If you were seen as pro-public education, you were seen as anti-Walker. That had more to do with this election than any specific issue otherwise."

Speaking before the Petersons-Sain race was determined, Falk said the addition of Holman to the board and Spence keeping his seat meant they had a solid group of progressives on the board.

These are just a few examples, but the trend is fully engaged, and the Public has sent a very clear anti-Walker message.

The Most Important, State Supreme Court Race, is still too close to call...

Gayle in MD
04-07-2011, 04:00 AM
The Liberal Candidate, for the Wisconsin State Supreme Court seat, has WON!!!!

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Whoopie! </span>

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Bye Bye WALKER!

Qtec
04-07-2011, 04:35 AM
You reap what you sow.

Q

Sev
04-07-2011, 06:14 AM
Yes you do.
Unfortunately the woman that won was the chief justices intern. The woman has never litigated a case from what I understand. One has to wonder if she is going to make rulings according to her feelings rather than the letter of the law.
This also my put the the chief justice in the position of having to recuse herself in the case concerning collective bargaining. At least that has been floated out there.

Just exactly where is Walker going?

llotter
04-07-2011, 06:21 AM
It is not a good sign if voters continue to elect people that tell them that, 'there is a free lunch for you if you vote for me' or 'you have a right to other people's money and I will take it from them and give it to you' or similar scams. No, not a good sign at all.

Gayle in MD
04-07-2011, 06:27 AM
It's not a good sign when a political party takes food and medicine from our hungry children, from the poorest among us and the old, to give more money to the top one percent of wealthiest people in the country, or in this case, in his sate, in order to give more subsidies to the corporations who outsource our jobs, pollute our air and water, make people ill, and cheat on their taxes, or are paying NONE!!!!

llotter
04-07-2011, 02:44 PM
There are those among us that think property rights are the linchpin of a free society and the alternative is servitude. So, ask yourself, does the hungry man have to ask you for help or does he have the right to simply take what he wants from your pantry and not be dependent on your charity?

bobroberts
04-07-2011, 03:02 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's not a good sign when a political party takes food and medicine from our hungry children, from the poorest among us and the old, to give more money to the top one percent of wealthiest people in the country, or in this case, in his sate, in order to give more subsidies to the corporations who outsource our jobs, pollute our air and water, make people ill, and cheat on their taxes, or are paying NONE!!!! </div></div>Give it a break. the country is BROKE. hear me BROKE. The kids parents should not of had them if they couldn't afford to have them. their parents should be sterilized.The old, well they should have invested in their future instead of thinking the govnt should take care of them. Thats the problem in this country and you wont be happy until you have to bow down to your Chinese leaders. Don't think for a minute this can't happen.Then what will you do. nothing because if you say anything against them you will wind up in jail.I guess that is what you secretly want.
I wont be here and neither will you but your G,.kids if you have any will be bowing down to Chinese Supremacy.

bobroberts
04-07-2011, 03:04 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There are those among us that think property rights are the linchpin of a free society and the alternative is servitude. So, ask yourself, does the hungry man have to ask you for help or does he have the right to simply take what he wants from your pantry and not be dependent on your charity? </div></div>

According to Gayle she wouldn't mind opening her house to everyone who wants top come in. NOT. But it's easy for her to say.