Friday, April 8, 2011

Wisconsin Supreme Court race won't be certified until after probe of 14,000 'found' votes

Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board will conduct a thorough investigation of the surprise votes before certifying the Supreme Court election.,000foundvotes?utm_

Kloppenburg to File Open Records Request in Waukesha County

Poll shows broad opposition to de-funding Planned Parenthood

Democrats and Independents overwhelming oppose defunding Planned Parenthood, and so do Republicans who do not associate themselves with the Tea Party.

Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) backs away from false assertion that abortion is over 90% of what Planned Parenthood does, when the truth is that only 3% of the organizations activities is related to abortion.

House votes to repeal "net neutrality" rules

Network Neutrality is a huge issue that all of us will need to fight to preserve. This measure by the House, that Obama has pledged to veto, would give telecoms absolute power over the Internet and cut out the FCC as a regulator with the ability to protect free speech online.

The protections the existing FCC rules put into federal law restrain telecoms from discriminating against Internet content as follows:
"The rules prohibit phone and cable companies from favoring or discriminating against Internet content and services, including online calling services such as Skype and Web video services such as Netflix that could compete with their core operations. They require broadband providers to let subscribers access all legal online content."

Fracking Insiders Score Big in New Gas Bill, But Americans Not Told the True Costs of Massive Drilling Plan

It's the same old story in Washington as tax credits and incentives are packaged for industries that desecrate the environment while the public suffers not only the cost of future cleanups but the dangers to health that the subsidized activities pose for citizens. In this case the House willfully ignores the contamination of water supplies by the hydrofracking practice of drilling for natural gas and the public loses again.

Bipartisan Bill Would Ban GMO Salmon Completely

"Anticipating that the FDA will live up to its reputation of ignoring the public's desire for food safety and transparent labeling of GMOs, lawmakers from Alaska, Oregon and Washington have introduced a backup plan to protect American consumers and wild fish populations."

The Ugly Politics of Fitzwalkerstan: Wisconsin GOP Official "Finds" Votes to Reverse Defeat of Conservative Justice

The situation in Wisconsin looks to be more suspicious with each emerging revelation and detail of Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' background.

Countdown to the Tea Party's comeuppance

The Tea Party is increasingly being seen as proponents of the extremist GOP agenda, and funded by conservative stakeholders in climate denial and pro-business anti-worker, anti-American, industries.

Waukesha County clerk, board clash over audit

The cavalier attitude and response of the Waukesha County Clerk, who discovered over 14,000 uncounted votes turning the election for conservative David Prosser, to recommendations of an auditing board in January to improve election security are disturbing, arbitrary and undemocratic.