Over at News/Talk 1130 WISN talk show host Dan O’Donnell writes about his special investigation into Senator Tammy Baldwin and the Tomah VA controversy.
It’s one of Wisconsin’s most explosive and yet least-comprehensively remembered scandals and now, with Election Day just weeks away, it has been hyper-politicized. What really happened at the Tomah VA four years ago? Did Senator Tammy Baldwin really do nothing after getting word that veterans were being over-prescribed dangerous opioids?
In a word, yes. This is the story.
It’s a lengthy well-documented effort by O’Donnell.
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“All men are rapists and that’s all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws and their codes.”
Author Marilyn French in 1978
40 years later the same accusation is being made during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. From today’s read by Tucker Carlson:
Virtue is not restricted to a single gender or for that matter to a single race. And for a time, it seemed like we had moved past ideas like those. They’re corrosive. But now they’re back, in force. They’re the inevitable terminus of identity politics.
Read Carlson’s column and/or watch his video here.
Social media can be very informative. It can also be misleading and downright false.
The Franklin Police Department posted on their Facebook page earlier today, with the emphasis mine:
The Franklin Police Department is aware of a social media post regarding Target on South Lovers Lane Road at West Drexel Avenue, which has gone viral. The post states that a woman believed that she was being targeted for sex trafficking while shopping at the store on September 17, 2018. The Franklin Police Department has conducted an investigation and determined that nothing criminal or suspicious occurred. We have spoken with the poster and she is safe. The alleged group of suspects were merely shopping in the store and in fact purchased items while in the store.
The Franklin Police Department is certain that the poster was indeed concerned for her safety. We are also aware of the recent abundance of similar posts on social media. To the best of our knowledge, no other agency has reported any kidnappings which have occurred related to these types of social media posts. As posts of this nature are circulated, it is logical that people will become more aware of their surroundings, and they may misinterpret the innocent actions of others.
We want to remind citizens that kidnappings conducted by strangers in highly visible public places are exceptionally rare events.
If any citizen feels that their safety is in jeopardy, they are strongly encouraged to immediately dial 911 to report the incident.
We have taken the unusual step of naming the retailer in this post because the original post has been shared thousands of times.
KF NOTE: The misinterpretation of innocent individuals is one of the biggest problems with local social media sites. Nosy busybodies peering out their windows anxiously searching for bad guys.
THIS IS AN OCCASIONAL BLOG FEATURING GOOD, OFTEN UNDER-REPORTED NEWS STORIES ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Mounted patrol to the rescue.
The Wisconsin Badgers UW (2-1) face the Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0) at Iowa in the teams’ Big Ten opener at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday.
Iowa has one of the newest and best traditions in college football.
They only want their side of the story out there.
A fair discussion of the issue? They’d prefer not.
Truth be told. They have a winning debate. The talking points are all in their favor. So it’s in their best interest not to let people know what’s really going on. That is they’re hiding behind attacks on retailers to use as a shield for their property tax increases.
At least one media publication refuses to be a propaganda cheerleader for those local officials who, as they blast big retailers who provide tons of jobs in their communities, are privately planning property tax increases in their upcoming budgets (Yes, some of us are wise to them).
Here’s the latest from the Racine Journal Times. Ah, journalism the way it’s supposed to be. The side of the municipalities who are losing in court because they over tax businesses, and that pesky, dastardly other side.
Before today’s read, let’s go to the video:
New Yorker Magazine has published an extensive profile of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Being a liberal publication the magazine takes more than a few shots at President Trump’s loyalist.
Even so there are some interesting quotes and anecdotes. Here’s an excerpt:
The contentiousness that Sanders projects in public is not on display in private. The reporters and the White House officials who consistently work with her outside the briefing room like her personally, and find her to be helpful and reliable. If a reporter has uncovered a fact, she’ll confirm it. If a reporter is on the right track, she may say, “I can’t wave you off of that.” She’ll give reporters a heads-up on a development in a story they’ve been covering. If she feels that she has been too rough on a reporter during a briefing, she sometimes calls the person afterward and, without quite apologizing, smooths things over. One reporter told me that Sanders had “saved our bacon” by catching inaccuracies. Another said, “She has said things that aren’t true from the podium, and she, at times, has deflected my questions in a way that was misleading. But I’ve never caught her in a lie, one on one, where she told me that X didn’t happen and I found out later that it did.”
Read the entire article here.