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This morning an especially stupid and intellectually odious liberal blogger named Matthew Yglesias — a member of the overlord “ruling class” simultaneously so narcissistic that he fancies himself as writing not for us, but for future historians, but so obtuse that he compares people who disagree with him to Hitler — published this tweet mocking average Americans for their support of President Trump:

May 29 Matthew Yglesias tweet

Which led Chris Arnade (FB, Twitter, Medium, Flickr, Tumblr), who is far more knowledgeable than Yglesias about the reality of the lives of average Americans (though he holds a Ph.D and has enjoyed far more financial success than Yglesias, he’s still the one you’d rather have a beer with), to write a dozen tweets.

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Chris Arnade

Arnade’s tweet storm is set forth below for easy reading. These tweets, and Arnade’s more detailed essays and photographs documenting everyday life in America, are much more likely to be of interest to future historians than anything Yglesias ever has written. or ever will write. Continue Reading »

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has twice covered (here and here) CNN’s political hit job against Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. in which Clarke was falsely accused of “plagiarism” in a master’s thesis in which, in fact, Clarke footnoted each and every source from which he supposedly “plagiarized.”

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Is the paper’s management — led by George Stanley (george.stanley@jrn.com; Twitter; FB) — bigoted against black conservatives “who in any way deign to think for themselves” and refuse to “kowtow to an old order”? You may be asking that once you finish this post (if so, please participate in the poll at the bottom).

After all, this is a paper which has opined that Justice Clarence Thomas is not a real black.
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Clarke People's Sheriff

On Wednesday, May 17, the Sheriff of Milwaukee County, David A. Clarke Jr., announced he will be resigning in the near future to join the Trump Administration. Sheriff Clarke will be filling “a senior role at the Department of Homeland Security” (DHS), in charge of coordinating the Department’s interaction with thousands of state, local, tribal, and territorial law-enforcement agencies. Continue Reading »

Dan O'Donnell

Dan O’Donnell

On May 11, Dan O’Donnell of Milwaukee’s WISN — the rising star of Wisconsin conservative talk radio, who has won the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award for broadcast journalism not just once, but twice — executed the ultimate takedown of university bureaucrats who coddle stressed-out students by supplying them with a panoply of relaxation techniques for coping with the stress of final exams. (If you like this post, retweet this.) Continue Reading »

Mark Belling

Mark Belling

On May 2 the godfather of Wisconsin conservative talk radio, Mark Belling (who regularly guest hosts for Rush Limbaugh) of Milwaukee’s WISN, broke news about the nine liberals on the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission Board (led by Steven M. DeVougas, Chair, and MaryNell Regan, Executive Director), who had unanimously voted to devalue U.S. military service, by drastically reducing the preference accorded veterans in the hiring process for police and firefighters.  Continue Reading »

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Professor John McAdams

John McAdams, the esteemed political science professor at once-esteemed Marquette University, had a setback in court yesterday in the lawsuit he brought against Marquette for stripping him of his tenure, suspending him, and ordering him to write an apology, for writing a blog post in which he criticized an instructor in another department for her bullying of a student in his department.

Yesterday a state-court trial judge dismissed the lawsuit. The lead attorney for Professor McAdams is Rick Esenberg of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL). A radio interview he granted yesterday is embedded below. Continue Reading »

Update 1 (3 p.m.): This blog post, and Mark Belling’s interview of WI Attorney General Brad Schimel, have gone viral thanks to tweets by James O’Keefe:

Update 2 (3:15 p.m.): Patrick Marley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has published a followup article referencing the Belling-Schimel interview (and this blog post): “Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel contradicts office, says voter fraud probe is open.” Anyone following this story should read the whole thing. [further, 4 p.m., update — link to article has been tweeted by O’Keefe and Project Veritas.]

Update 3 (4 p.m.): Patrick Marley now has another amazing scoop: just hours before Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel told Mark Belling that the investigation into vote fraud was OPEN, Schimel told the Wisconsin Radio Network that the investigation was CLOSED!:

In breaking this story on Twitter, Marley linked to audio of the interview (article and audio are here) and posted this transcript of Schimel’s remarks.

In a recent tweet, O’Keefe notes the conflicting stories over whether or not the investigation is over, and asks: “Which is true?” Good question.

Update 4 (4:45 p.m.)Patrick Marley has now updated his followup article (originally posted at 2:55 p.m. today). He now notes in the first paragraph that Schimel’s comments on Belling’s show contradicted “comments he made hours earlier that the probe had been closed.” Paragraphs 10-13 compare Schimel’s statement that Project Veritas was spreading “fake news” (an accusation to which O’Keefe did not react kindly) by complaining that the investigation was closed, with Schimel’s statement hours earlier that the investigation was closed:

“I appreciate the work that groups like Project Veritas do to expose corruption and criminal conspiracies, but the war of words that has sparked up in the last 24 hours is incited by fake news, Mark,” Schimel said.

But hours earlier, Schimel described the investigation as closed in his interview with the Wisconsin Radio Network.

“We didn’t seek to shame anyone but when we do an investigation, that is after we close it, it is a public record and therefore when members of the media wanted to see the results of the investigation they were able to get their hands on that,” he said.

“We did take it seriously and looked at this to see whether there was something we could pursue and just concluded that there’s not anything that provided itself as a viable investigatory lead.”

Update 5 (7:30 p.m.):

Ernst-Ulrich Franzen

Ernst-Ulrich Franzen

Surveying today’s wreckage at the Wisconsin Department of Justice, in an op-ed posted this evening, Ernst-Ulrich Franzen, the Sentinel Journal‘s associate editorial page editor, asks: “What game is Schimel playing?

Update 6 (Apr. 29, 9 p.m.): Here’s a video splicing together the contradictory statements made by Attorney General Brad Schimel in his two separate radio interviews of April 27 (if you think others would find it informative, please RT this):

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James O’Keefe III

Conservative journalist James O’Keefe was not pleased when he read this April 25 article by Patrick Marley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporting that the Wisconsin Department of Justice had concluded that O’Keefe’s Project Veritas sting operation last year into rigging of Wisconsin elections by leftists, documented by undercover videos, showed no violation of Wisconsin laws, and that the investigation had come to an end. Continue Reading »