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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Sat Oct 15th 2011, 05:03 PM
It is being held at Zeidler Union Square. Frank Paul Zeidler (September 20, 1912 – July 7, 2006) was an American Socialist politician and Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serving three terms from April 20, 1948 to April 18, 1960. (Image) There were a couple thousand there at 11:00 and the march to Chase started a bit early - around noon. (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) Lots of MPD and county sheriffs - mounted, unmounted, SWAT... all seemed kind (Image) (Image) (Image) ...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Wed Aug 17th 2011, 05:32 PM
He's since changed his tune to "as soon as possible", but it's grassroots organizations who are running this show and will decide. DPW will back them in any and every way possible - whenever they decide to pull the trigger. I am sure they are crunching numbers, running polls, and building strategy even as I type. I do see the benefit of waiting for the GE when Democratic turnout will be much better. Here are some other interesting numbers compiled by our committee - specific to District 8 (w...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Sun Aug 14th 2011, 08:50 PM
it during the recount? Those are the "facts" the internet gives you and you buy into it. I'll work with the real facts, not the melodramatic bullshit spread around the internets, TYVM.
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Thu Jun 16th 2011, 09:53 PM
All this weiner talk and Pelosi bashing and third party advocacy... ugh, enough. We don't have the luxury of being dramatic right now. We learned a valuable lesson here in Wisconsin in the past 7 months. We need to double down and bust our asses because IT MATTERS. We need to pull together and fight for what is right and we need to start in our backyards. Local politics matters. We are building our future national leaders and we have some great ones here in WI. Our Senate Democrats and Assemblym...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Sun Jun 12th 2011, 12:09 PM
Thankfully I am part of a party that holds itself to higher standard then "them". I want our guys to be better than them. It's really not that fucking difficult. If our guys screw themselves out of their elected positions they screw us out of decent representation. They need to take their jobs seriously and seriously address issues. This is important shit and they can't be so brazenly stupid at such a critical time. I don't want our strongest voices advocating our positions are silenced by the...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Mon Jun 06th 2011, 08:32 PM
This wasn't a relationship that was rooted in love. It wasn't even a private lustful affair between two (or hell, more) people. He was trolling the internet for cybersex. With anonymous people. While sitting as a very esteemed member of Congress loved by many liberals, hated by all Republicans. He sent lewd pictures and communicated with not one, not two, not three, but SIX random women he didn't know at ALL on the internet. People he didn't know and couldn't even come close to trusting. Now i...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Wed Apr 27th 2011, 07:15 PM
Sloooooow going and some interesting happenings with regards to the number of campaign reps that Waukesha County is allowing inside the "blue lines". GAB and the campaign told us that there could be as many as the campaign would like without disrupting counts, but the room is very small and the taped off area smaller. They've limited us to 7. Ideally we'd like a few more, but we seem to have a good handle on things. There were 6 Prosser reps to about 20 throughout the day for Kloppenburg. We s...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Mon Apr 11th 2011, 05:54 PM
You and I have had some harsh words in the past several days, and I am standing up now to ask that we call a truce. We are on the same side and we both want this to end the same way. This has been an emotional battle and some of us REALLY have our hearts in this because it is literally our backyards. I am going to take some words from a reply that was lost in a deleted in a sub-thread that got heated the other day and repost. This is a "Discussion Board". People "discuss" and sometimes you d...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Sun Apr 10th 2011, 12:56 PM
This is a wealthy, affluent, white-collar, private sector, bible-thumping county. Yes, I have TOTALLY had a TON of interaction with Republicans with buyer's remorse. In Madison.... people from other parts of the state. DO NONE of them here feel that way? I can't say but I have never met a Republican from Waukesha who is running from Walker. Not one. In fact, they are fucking RABID here. By and large the Republicans jumping ship are the ones who are public sector workers, there aren't many o...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Wed Apr 06th 2011, 03:05 PM
(Image) The compassion and commitment of those raising their voices at our Capitol have proved 10 times over that there are people who care about each other Monday, April 4, marked the 50th day since protests started at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison over a bill that would gut public employees' collective bargaining rights. Fifty days of Wisconsinites standing up and making their voices heard. Through hearing testimony, through meetings with their elected officials, through letters and emails...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Sat Mar 26th 2011, 01:00 PM
As you may know: . The TRO did not name LRB in the suit, so it appears there was no violation of the TRO and, in fact, they did so due to their legal obligations. The point of contention now is whether LRB publication makes it law. The Legislative Reference Bureau published the law with a footnote mentioning the restraining order but noting the bureau is required under state law "to publish every act within 10 working days of its date of enactment." Bureau director Steve Miller said the action...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Wed Mar 02nd 2011, 07:34 PM
From an attorney who's been there every night: "South entrance, covered with post-its. We're in tears." (Image) (Image) Close-ups of post-it's being uploaded here: (Link)/ (Image) (Link)
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Wed Mar 02nd 2011, 05:57 PM
(Link) This isn't posting in the Video Forum, but it's worth a listen. The Washington Post reported on Monday in The Plum Line that Republican Senator Dale Schultz proposed a modest compromise with unions and senate Democrats. Republicans threatened at a private meeting to kick Mr. Schultz out of the state senate GOP caucus for his modest attempt at compromise. Bullies.
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Wed Mar 02nd 2011, 05:23 PM
(Image) Several Democratic members of the Assembly, frustrated by the public’s lack of access to the Capitol, moved desks and chairs from their offices to meet with constituents on Wednesday afternoon. The lawmakers and their staff carted out the furniture and began meeting with members of the public who have had trouble gaining entry to the Capitol. The Department of Administration restricted access to the building beginning on Sunday night, and the effect of the decision has been to sharply...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Wed Mar 02nd 2011, 07:26 AM
Le says she and the people sitting near her were peaceful and compliant. But after sitting through most of the governor's address, they were forcibly ejected at 4:40. A state patrolman twisted Le's arms behind her back, she says. and refused to answer her repeated questions about why she was being escorted out. ... "They kicked us out because we were not clapping," Wasserman says. " "I never once stood to cheer or jeer. I totally complied because I didn't want to get kicked out. The person nex...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Sun Feb 27th 2011, 11:53 AM
(Image) (Link) On Feb. 7, with Wisconsin united in the afterglow of a Green Bay Packers victory in the Super Bowl, brand-new Gov. Scott Walker convened a dinner meeting of his Cabinet at the Governor's Mansion. Walker held up a photo of President Ronald Reagan, who had famously fired striking air-traffic controllers, and said his plan to sweep away decades of protections for state public employees in a stop-gap budget bill represented "our time to change the course of history." "It was kind o...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Sat Feb 26th 2011, 06:40 PM
This is how my mom wanted to spend her birthday (she's also a DUer). :) The mood was ELECTRIC, the crowds were peaceful, friendly, fired up, and A.MAZING. I am so proud to have marched among these people. Here are a few of my faves and a link to my whole album. (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) View my whole album here: (Link)/
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion
Wed Feb 16th 2011, 05:05 PM
I figured that I would capitalize on the attention by sharing some interesting and pretty cool history of politics in SE Wisconsin. :) I am proud of my state and my soul was crushed this past November. That being said, I wanted to share some highlights of a guy who's work I adore. is a well-know local historian who has written pieces such as , and you can read his explanation on . Here are a few snips from his pieces: One hundred years ago tomorrow, Milwaukee made political history. On Apri...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Nov 04th 2010, 06:21 PM
it worked for the gold-digger Johnson. Ron Johnson (a corporate machine in the guise of a human being) spent $8 million of his personal fortune on the Senate race. It took 18 years but the corporations killed Russ Feingold — beaten by the very same virus he attempted to eradicate in his campaign finance legislation. He’s been replaced by a walking, talking corporation. A like-minded individual. A fucking drone. What further proof is needed that this country and this government have spun complet...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Dec 16th 2009, 06:58 PM
Every year in Happy Gumdrop Fairy-Tale Land all of the sprites and elves and woodland creatures gather together to pick the Rainbow Sunshine Queen. Everyone is there: the Lollipop Guild, the Star-Twinkle Toddlers, the Sparkly Unicorns, the Cookie Baking Apple-cheeked Grandmothers, the Fluffy Bunny Bund, the Rumbly-Tumbly Pupperoos, the Snowflake Princesses, the Baby Duckies All-In-A-Row, the Laughing Babies, and the Dykes on Bikes. They have a big picnic with cupcakes and gumdrops and pudding po...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Dec 13th 2009, 05:21 PM
Shitty thing to read on DU, huh? I think so, too. But I have. It's especially troubling if one has personally made the choice, exercised their right to a legal medical procedure after a very unplanned event. An accident. Everyone who has ever been through one has a very personal story to go along with it. Most are tear-jerking and gut-wrenching stories. Many of courage and strength. I've been through it personally and with people I love. Am I going to tell you these gut-wrenching stories? No. ...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Nov 30th 2009, 05:49 PM
From the ASPCA: (Link) Are Breed-Specific Laws Effective? There is no evidence that breed-specific laws—which are costly and difficult to enforce—make communities safer for people or companion animals. For example, Prince George’s County, MD, spends more than $250,000 annually to enforce its ban on pit bulls. In 2003, a study conducted by the county on the ban’s effectiveness noted that “public safety is not improved as a result of ,” and that “there is no transgression committed by owner or a...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Nov 09th 2009, 09:07 PM
(Link) Normal, frequent or expectable temporary side effects of pregnancy: exhaustion (weariness common from first weeks) altered appetite and senses of taste and smell nausea and vomiting (50% of women, first trimester) heartburn and indigestion constipation weight gain dizziness and light-headedness bloating, swelling, fluid retention hemmorhoids abdominal cramps yeast infections congested, bloody nose acne and mild skin disorders skin discoloration (chloasma, face and abdomen) mild to sever...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Nov 08th 2009, 09:42 AM
I've seen a fairly good number of DUers say this. I ask all of you here and now, "Why not?" It's not about the money, is it? It can't be. If these pregnancies go to term, the cost of prenatal care and delivery far exceeds the cost of termination. Let's be honest, it's about your opinion of the procedure. It's about your beliefs. Why is it OK that you factor your opinion of this procedure into HCR? And more importantly, why is it OK to use HCR to restrict access? Because that's what Stupak ...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Jun 27th 2009, 10:39 AM
How fucked up is that? Michael Jackson never had a chance. He had to succeed for his family, his parents’ dreams were dependent upon him. And a boy with that much pressure delivers. He works truly hard, so he will be loved. That’s all Michael Jackson was looking for, love. He wanted to be accepted. Wanted to be so good that he couldn’t be denied. But you can’t change family history, and the public no longer treats you as human, as an equal, once you break through. People want to rip you...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in Choice
Sat May 09th 2009, 10:39 AM
(Link) By Radha Lewis, MD Most women who choose abortion do so very early in their pregnancy (more than 90% in the first trimester ), but for a small percentage, this is not the case. I know that even some staunch supporters of abortion rights begin to have doubts about abortion in the second trimester. But as an abortion provider, I understand why some women need later procedures, and I do everything I can to support them. I chose to be an abortion provider to prevent undue suffering for my ...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in Editorials & Other Articles
Mon Apr 06th 2009, 09:45 AM
(Image) (Image) (Image) (Link) "Are We All Socialists Now?" That was the plaintive title of a panel discussion at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. The word "socialist" is being heard all over America these days as the federal government takes over banks, tells automakers what to do and tightens regulations in an effort to pull our economy out of its current tailspin. The label is not generally intended as a compliment. To many Americans, socialism means being ...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in Political Videos
Tue Dec 02nd 2008, 05:36 PM

 
Have a tissue ready when you watch this. We can all learn a thing or two from this courageous young man who lost his battle with leukemia.
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Oct 11th 2008, 11:41 PM
The abuser is the asshole/wrongdoer here. Losing sight of that is a common and very dangerous thing. At the root of the problem is language and how, historically, language has helped cement and legitimize how people view gender violence. Take rape for example. Over 99 percent of rape is perpetrated by men, but it's a women's issue? College campuses tend to focus on the prevention of rape and sexual violence. But the term prevention in not really prevention; rather, it's risk reduction. These...
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Posted by PeaceNikki in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Sep 12th 2008, 10:50 AM
(Link) The "Drug War": Wisconsin leads nation in racial disparity for arrests and imprisonment (Link) / US: ‘Drug War’ Unjust to African Americans Two National Reports Detail Racial Disparity in Arrests and Imprisonment (Washington, DC, May 5, 2008) – Ostensibly color-blind, the US “war on drugs” disproportionately targets urban minority neighborhoods, Human Rights Watch and The Sentencing Project said in two reports released today. Although whites commit more drug offenses, African America...
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