Sunday, August 21, 2016

So, you wanna vote for Jill Stein?

Go ahead then. Vote for her.

I'll make you a deal. I won't try to bully you, or, belittle you into voting for Hillary Clinton. In return, you stop posting right-wing theories or accusations telling me that I'm a "neocon".

I get it. I really do. You're beyond disappointed that Bernie didn't win. You're convinced that he had the election stolen.

You want to make the U.S. a better place for all.

I do too. I don't honestly think that the Primary was stolen, but, I do think that there was a definite bias that favored Hillary. I'd like to think that what I've done shows what's important to me. I've seen you around, and, know that we do see eye-to-eye.

Here's an idea. Let's remember how we stood together in opposition to Governor Walker and everything that he did to Wisconsin. The only thing that has changed is that the Banana Republicans have become more entrenched through use of voter suppression, creating WEDC, trying to break down unions, make it easier to use bribery to influence elections, and probably the worst thing done - gerrymandering of our districts.

Let me ask you how the Presidential election will affect what we stood next to each other in opposition to.

If Trump wins, Wisconsin will get exported to every other state. I don't think that there's any doubt about that. We can kiss the Supreme Court adios, and, for most of you reading this who have been paying attention to how a Supreme Court can affect legislation - as it did in Wisconsin - you understand what that will bring.

Right to Work for Less will be making it's way to the SCOTUS. How do you think Trump appointed justices will decide? (and remember - they are selected for life)

It's not too difficult to see why I have no hesitation with who I will be casting my vote. All that one needs to do is look at Trump.

Now, I'm pretty sure that Trump is so horrible that Hillary wins it. By a lot.

Let's fast forward to the presidential election in 2020. What do you think that will look like? Can we afford to let the Banana Republicans become entrenched throughout the country as they have in Wisconsin?

With a Hillary victory, it's going to create a backlash that will make what Obama has faced seem like nothing.

That's why I'm writing this. We need each other to make things how they need to be. I've stopped posting negative things about Jill Stein not because I don't believe them, but, because I want to work with Stein supporters to create change.

Locally we have huge issues that don't have a chance to be addressed while we decide who is best to beat Trump.

We can all agree that we can't afford Trump just like we all agreed that we need to remove Walker.
Let's keep working on removing Walker and the rest of the Banana Republicans. There will be more than one name that we can agree on on the November ballot. Let's get them elected.

Let's keep the pressure on the Democratic Party to hear us. I'm listening, and, I'm talking. We have friends in the house. No need to throw eggs at it - we are already inside. You're invited in as well.

Who you vote for is your choice. You also have another choice with how you wish to view those who you stood next to in the past.

The way I see it - there is only one enemy. No need to create more.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Why does State Rep. Christine Sinicki have a primary?

It's an honor to announce the very first candidate that "Iron Stache" has chosen to endorse (ever) is State Rep. Christine Sinicki.

For anyone remotely involved with Wisconsin politics - especially since the incursion of the extreme Banana Republican extremists - the name Chrsitine Sinicki is well known.

For starters, I live in a gerrymandered assembly district that has Tom Weatherston seated, and unaccountable to anyone.

Just over one year ago, I had trouble connecting with a state agency. (Unemployment) Calls are never returned from Weatherston, so I posted something about it on Facebook. Rep. Sinicki sent me a private message informing me to call her office with details.

I did.

Within hours, I received a call from the Dept. of Workforce Development.

Mission accomplished.

All that it took was a call from someone who cared in order to get things moving.

Christine Sinicki has been a "regular" at events involving Labor and Veterans - both are Causes very near to my heart. I consider her my "adoptive state rep". (I am not the only one)

After the Republican state senate cut short listening to peoples' testimony for fear of a "credible threat" taking place. (turned out to be a peaceful "sit-in" asking to keep testimony open until everyone could be heard) she contacted me as one who sits on the Assembly Labor Committee and promised to allow me to testify before that body. I did, and, was able to be heard. I will be forever grateful for that.

I'm not sure why she has an opponent who claims to be in support of everything that she has been supporting since she has been elected, but, I do know one of the people who is pushing the issue.
It's a person who does political work for a union who has some kind of issue with Rep. Sinicki cancelling an event. (after all of the other attendees has agreed not to attend as well)

The kicker? Even this clown's union that he gets paid to work for has come out in strong support of Sinicki!

Want to get kicked again? The opponent - Julie Meyers - belongs to a union. Even her union has endorsed Rep. Sinicki!

Why is every union who stood against Scott Walker since he "dropped the bomb" supporting Rep. Sinicki? The answer is very simple. She has a 100% AFL-CIO rating.

Blogging Blue found an interesting item regarding where Meyers gets the money to run her campaign.

None of it makes sense to me. Truth be told, I have not met Mrs. Meyers, but, I was recently shown a video, and, I now feel like I at least understand her husband.
It would appear that he likes to try to settle issues with his fists.

Between having this guy trying to goad people into "jumping if you feel froggy" and a campaign funded by a Temp Agency exec who regularly donated to the extreme Wisconsin Banana Republicans, I know where I'd put my support - solidly alongside Rep Christine Sinicki.

Please also check out an excellent piece from Capper at CogDis.

Blogging Blue has a terrific take as well.

Aside from choosing an incumbent over one of those "fake Dems", I don't believe that I have ever felt as strongly about a primary as this one.

This Tuesday - please tell anyone you care about who lives in Wisconsin's 20th Assembly District to make sure they show up at the polls and vote for Christine.

Wisconsin thanks you!

EDIT: It has been brought to my attention that this isn't the first time Mr. Meyers has been involved with harassment.