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Wisconsin Justice David Prosser apparently likes to choke women

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Justice Prosser, whom many believe has been bought and paid for to help Governor Scott Walker end collective bargaining in Wisconsin seems to have anger management issues with his fellow female Supreme Court justices.

David Prosser Unhinged

Reportedly this was taken moments before Wisconsin Justice David Prosser choked Wisconsin Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.

From the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journel Sentinel:

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley issued a statement late Saturday saying that fellow Justice David Prosser choked her and disputing claims that she attacked him first.

“The facts are that I was demanding that he get out of my office and he put his hands around my neck in anger in a chokehold,” she said. “Those are the facts and you can try to spin those facts and try to make it sound like I ran up to him and threw my neck into his hands, but that’s only spin.

“Matters of abusive behavior in the workplace aren’t resolved by competing press releases,” she said.

“I’m confident the appropriate authorities will conduct a thorough investigation of this incident involving abusive behavior in the workplace.”

But that’s not all Justice David Prosser has done. In February of 2010, David Prosser called Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson a ‘total bitch‘ and threatened to ‘destroy her’ and the means of said destruction would be war and ‘it won’t be a ground war.’

If that isn’t bad enough, he implied that his reaction was her fault. Kind of like a serial abuser who blames the victim. ‘The bitch made me do it‘ mentality of men who beat their wives and think it’s okay because they don’t know how to play well with others.

When you couple this Justices’ over-the-top reaction, a reaction he denies (the choking bit), with Clarence Thomas’ ethically shaky tenor, you have to wonder what is going on in this country. When did it become okay for people charged with upholding the law to skirt the law and no one do or say a thing about it? The media went crazy over Anthony Weiners penis, you couldn’t get away from his story but this, allegedly choking a fellow co-worker by a state Supreme Court Justice, and nada. Apparently, this isn’t newsworthy, apparently Justice Thomas’ alleged bribes isn’t newsworthy.

Apparently, America is apathetic.


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June 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Did you see Keith Olbermann’s “Special Comment” about Prop 8?

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And yet to me this vote is horrible. Horrible. Because this isn’t about yelling, and this isn’t about politics. This is about the human heart, and if that sounds corny, so be it.” — Keith Olbermann, “Special Comment” on MSNBC, November 10

In this emotional statement on “Countdown,” his nightly news program on MSNBC, Keith eloquently expresses why the passage of Prop 8 is so tragic and then directly addresses supporters of the proposition.

Olbermann poignantly asks those who voted for Prop 8 where they “stand, on a question of love.” That’s why we hope you will share this YouTube with your social networks — your friends, family and neighbors — and especially those who may disagree with you on marriage equality (and we all know someone who disagrees, for whatever reason).

This video is a great way to spark an honest dialogue and begin the work towards our collective long-term goal of persuading more people to vote in favor of marriage equality.

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November 12, 2008 at 10:48 pm

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Everyone Loves a Good Protest or Two

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For folks who may happen across this blog that think ALL Americans are deserving of Equal Rights (I’m using code for gay people) here are a couple of ways you can stand up and be heard. This coming weekend is the Join the Impact nationwide protest against California’s Proposition 8 (you can get info below).

Fight the H8 in Your State

And coming up in January, the day before the inauguration and on Martin Luther King Day is the March on Washington for Equal Protection Under the Law NOW with info following:

March on Washington for Equal Protection Under the Law NOW
—We Still Have the Dream

January 19, 2009

The entire world will be watching—

Over 45 years since Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, gays and lesbians are ‘still sadly crippled by the…chains of discrimination.’ The time to act is NOW.

With the passage of Proposition 8 in California, constitutional amendments to ban same sex marriage in 29 states, including most recently Florida and Arizona, and a ban on gay and lesbian adoption in Arkansas, it is clear the GLBT community is under attack and being denied equal protection under the law.

In fact, the passage of Proposition 8 is breath-taking in its scope and injustice. It marks the first time in US history that a particular group’s rights have been eliminated after a Supreme Court found in the group’s favor. The California Supreme Court found that limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman violated the equal protection clause of the California Constitution. Prop. 8 reverses this important and ground-breaking ruling.

As the entire world watches the first African-American inaugurated as President of the US on January 20, gays and lesbians are still fighting for basic civil rights. This is the ideal moment for the entire GLBT community, their friends, family and other like-minded people committed to ending discrimination to stand up and register their outrage.

We invite you to attend the nation’s largest march and rally ever for Equal Protection Under the Law NOW to be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Monday, January 19, 2009 at high noon.

See you in D.C.

So, if you’re going to be in DC for the Presidential Inauguration and you believe that everyone is entitled to the same dream, meet on the Mall and let your voice be heard!

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November 10, 2008 at 9:25 pm

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What gets better rights than a gay American?

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If you answered battery hen you would be correct. That’s right folks, the fine constituency of California voted to give battery hens larger cages, so they could be more comfortable before slaughter (don’t think that egg-laying hens don’t get slaughtered because they do). Gay folks, you don’t even get a cage. Somehow the law has turned into Survivor and the gays (hey, that’s me) got voted off the fucking island. 43 states have now restricted our rights. Woohoo! I’m guessing once they’ve restricted our rights in all the states they can, the next step will be to set-up camps for us to go or maybe our voting rights will be revoked. Who knows…

Well, at least we won’t go down quietly. There are a series of protests being set-up nationwide for 11/15/08. So, if you’re interested in standing up and stating, gay people deserve civil, equal, human rights–just like the rest of the fine citizens of the United States, nows your chance.

Pop over to Join the Impact and see what’s going on. Find the location for your state and grab some friends and raise your voices at this injustice.

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November 9, 2008 at 12:45 am

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John McCain: “The Big Donor Buys Access and Access is Influence”

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John McCain ad in his own words. Not a pretty picture.

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September 20, 2008 at 5:42 pm

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Learn Something New Every Day: John McCain Invented the BlackBerry and Wi-Fi Too

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John McCain makes the Wi-Fi claims during a Q&A with Science Debate 2008–he said:

Under my guiding hand, Congress developed a wireless spectrum policy that spurred the rapid rise of mobile phones and Wi-Fi technology that enables Americans to surf the web while sitting at a coffee shop, airport lounge, or public park.

But wait, there’s more. Just today one of his economic advisers would want us to believe that McCain invented the Blackberry, a product made by Canadian company, RIM. From Jonathan Martin at Politico.com:

Asked what work John McCain did as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee that helped him understand the financial markets, the candidate’s top economic adviser wielded visual evidence: his BlackBerry.

“He did this,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin told reporters this morning, holding up his BlackBerry. “Telecommunications of the United States is a premier innovation in the past 15 years, comes right through the Commerce Committee. So you’re looking at the miracle John McCain helped create and that’s what he did.”

I’m amazed at how technologically evolved McCain is for someone who is just now learning how to use a computer (or can’t because of his POW wounds depending on who you believe).

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September 16, 2008 at 5:35 pm

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Playing the Economic Blame Game

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With the collapse of Lehman Brothers yesterday, with Merill Lynch being gobbled up by Bank of America and AIG looking like they’re next in line, the talking airless heads were making the rounds today pointing fingers. The loudest finger-pointers happened to be the Republican surrogates for John McCain. Even though Deregulation came to fruition under Richard Nixon–he was a Republican, right–fingers can be pointed at all the subsequent administrations.

So for the McCain talking heads continuing to spew half-truths or outright lies, it isn’t the current Democratic congresses fault. You can’t erase history as much as you’d like to and you can’t manage to make McCain’s 26 years of doing nothing in Congress go away either.

Let us not forget John McCain has admitted that he knows nothing about economics and just today his running mate admitted getting a D in Macroeconomics (but for some reason will work with the economy if elected). I got a pity D in algebra class and I’m sure you wouldn’t want me responsible for the United State’s economy. But wait, what about McCain’s advisors you may ask–surely they’ll help him with the economy. Okay, fair enough, let’s look at his top economic advisers Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina. Phil Gramm, plays a large role in this current debacle–it’s most common reference is “corporate welfare.” Gramm introduced the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in November 1999 and it is said to have led to the 2007 subprime mortgage financial crisis. So we have a self-avowed economic idiot, McCain, taking advice from historically regarded idiot Phil Gramm, who legislated us right into this mess.

McCain’s other Economic advisor is failed Hewlett-Packard Chairman of the Board Carly Fiorina. During her tenure, the market halved HP’s value and the company incurred heavy job losses. So that says to me that if we want to keep our declining unemployment rate, then Carly’s the gal for you!

What about Obama? Surely his Economic advisers are as corrupt as McCains. I mean, McCain and his surrogates keep saying Obama doesn’t know what’s going on. Let’s take a quick look.

According to the The New Republic, Obama has, surprisingly, surrounded himself with “…a group of first-rate economists.” Further, Bloomberg.com says, his Economics team consists of

“Three academics — Austan Goolsbee, 37, a University of Chicago professor and columnist for The New York Times, Jeffrey Liebman, 39, a pension and poverty expert at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and David Cutler, 41, a Harvard health economist — form the core of Obama’s economic team.

“They’re all top-notch economists,” said Greg Mankiw, a Harvard professor and former chief White House economist for President George W. Bush. “Their views are left of the political center, as one would expect, but only slightly.”

I know it’s not the norm to have non-Washington insiders in these positions, I mean we keep hearing that McCain is going to reform Washington but how can you do that when the majority of your campaign is made up of long-time Washingtonites or failed corporate executives or special interest lobbyists. Is his reform going to be for everyone but those on his team? It would appear that Obama’s “More of the Same” mantra has a ring of truth to it. McCain isn’t a maverick, he’s a desperate old man trying to grab the brass ring he feels he deserves (not something you earn) and his pick of advisers point out as much.

All I know is that I don’t want a President who didn’t have the foresight to go outside the norm to surround himself with real “mavericks” but instead decided to keep the current problem of Washington close to him and running his campaign.

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September 16, 2008 at 3:32 am

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