In which Scott Walker gets some pushback for wanting the people of his state to fry up.
There is no other explanation for Scott Walker’s actions other than his hatred of Wisconsin
More in-depth investigative reporting from The Guardian uncovers papers thought destroyed that tie Walker to a nexus of anti-Democratic, but possibly tragically legal, corporate greed.
Here at Shooting Irrelevance, we’ve spent some time talking about what Scott Walker is doing to Wisconsin, because being a Chicago kid, we’ve spent a lot of time in Wisconsin. I love the state: love the people, love the food, love the drinking culture. I realized once it is the unpretentious south. You […]
A quick rundown of some top water stories, which remind us that while we can impact nature, we’re really not in charge. I realize that there is a weird-seeming contradiction in saying that we can bring great change to nature, but that we’re still at its mercy. But when we say “great change”, we […]
Left unsaid by Robin Vos, Speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, is that this “very liberal governor” was elected because of his beliefs, not despite them. But really, he didn’t need to say it. Tony Evers defeated Scott Walker, and the Republicans of Wisconsin decided they didn’t like that. In direct contravention of the explicit wishes […]
This song doesn’t have anything to do with anything, but it’s super pretty, and we could use that. It’s soothing and hopeful and maybe evokes the best of an America we need and NO I’M NOT DOING THIS JUST ENJOY THE SONG IT’S REALLY GREAT In case you hadn’t heard, there are some fairly important […]
The one and only time I belonged to a union was also my first job. I was pushing carts and bagging groceries at Jewel. I was 14 or 15, or thereabouts, so this must have been 1993 or 94. It was the beginning of Clintonism, as the Democrats had moved away from what we called […]
The only good kind of Smog (H/T to Official Blog Brother Kevin O’Neill for this) The Foxconn plant being planned for just north of the Illinois border in Racine, Wisconsin, is a sort of Ground Zero for the labor and environmental arguments we’re going to be having in this country over the next few decades. […]
After an oddly restless night in which I woke up for good around 3:30, I dragged myself out of bed and went to the gym, but watching our President, even on mute, was too dispiriting. I began to wander, ending up, inevitably, at the lake. The moon was still full and bright and chilly, gazing […]