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Scot Ross

  • Posted Equality of Inconvenience: Rep. Stroebel and Wisc. GOP's Latest Anti-Voter Initiative to One Wisconsin Now
    Voting is our right and our civic duty. Voting gives us a say in the direction of our community, and elections are the one time everyone - young or old, rich or poor - is equal.  Recognizing the importance of voting to our democracy, the Wisconsin Constitution explicitly provides for a state right to vote and prohibits all but narrowly...
  • Posted One WI Now Statements on Judge Declaring Walker's Attack on Workers' Rights Unconstitutional to One Wisconsin Now
    Madison - One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements upon news late Friday a judge has declared Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker's attack on the rights of workers, unconstitutional. "Gov. Walker's Act 10 was always a violation of the values of the people of Wisconsin, and now a judge has ruled it was a violation of...
  • Posted A Win for Voter Rights in Wisconsin, Finally to One Wisconsin Now
      Voting is both our right and our civic responsibility. It is how we shape the future of our communities and hold our elected representatives accountable. Government ought to be doing everything in its power to keep our voting system free, fair and accessible.    For years, that was the case in Wisconsin. Laws like election-day voter registration and absentee...
  • Posted It's Not What Paul Ryan Said, It's What He Didn't Say to One Wisconsin Now
    The fact checkers have been working overtime to catalog the distortions and dissembling of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. Ryan's fact-challenged polemic was even too much for reliable Republican mouthpiece Fox News, which said of his primetime remarks, "to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan's speech was...
  • Posted Is 'It's Working' Gov. Walker's 'Mission Accomplished'? to One Wisconsin Now
      Turns out the worst news of Gov. Scott Walker's week wasn't that one million people signed papers to recall him from office. It was that for the sixth straight month, the state of Wisconsin lost jobs After all, with much of the nation gaining jobs over the last year, Wisconsin sits alone as an island of failure in...
  • Posted 2007: Jeff Fitzgerald Praised Creation of 'Non-Partisan' GAB to One Wisconsin Now
      As Jeff Fitzgerald tries to vault to the top of the "most hypocritical legislator" list for the week, he's making a heckuva case. Consider his call to end the non-partisan Government Accountability Board and his statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) said he saw advantages to going back to the old elections and ethics...
  • Posted One WI Now Supporters Back to the Skies Against Gov. Walker at Badgers' Football Game to One Wisconsin Now
    With University of Wisconsin Badgers' football returning to Camp Randall Saturday after a several week road trip, One Wisconsin Now supporters will also be returning to the skies above with a message about the failure of Gov. Scott Walker and its impact on students. This week's banner that will fly overhead for the two hours preceding kickoff: "Walker = Higher...
  • Posted Lazich voted for to kill notary requirement she now wants for Walker recall to One Wisconsin Now
    When it comes to sheer partisan hackery, there is no substitute for GOP Sen. Mary Lazich of New Berlin.  Lazich, an author of the Jim Crow-era voter suppression ID bill, has now dumped a slew of sleazy legislations to try and save Gov. Scott Walker and the razor-thin Republican Senate majority.  And now it's requiring her to vote against...
  • Posted GOP hypocrisy, caving to gun manufacturing lobby in current concealed carry dust-up to One Wisconsin Now
    0 0 1 345 1967 One Wisconsin Now 16 4 2308 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE It started with JB Van Hollen's epic cave in the face of pressure from the gun manufacturing lobby attacking plan to require actual training in order to get a concealed carry permit. But always the wily veterans, Scott and...
  • Posted Van Hollen's Gun Bravery From Behind Locked Doors, Guarded Office to One Wisconsin Now
    Time and again, scion to a Republican fortune and our state's Attorney General JB "John Noe" Van Hollen has proven he is a partisan hack instead of the state's top cop. Van Hollen is the perfect Roscoe P. Coltrane to Scott Walker's corrupt Boss Hogg. Van Hollen refused to join the John Doe investigation of Team Walker, but he is...
  • Posted One WI Now's 'RecallScottWalker.org' Flies High Over Camp Randall to One Wisconsin Now
    Thanks to the generosity of the online supporters of One Wisconsin Now, Badger faithful, Nebraska fans and Gov. Scott Walker were treated to this banner, which flew above Camp Randall for several hours preceding Saturday's nationally-televised game. We'll have video later, but here's a picture of the banner -- which turned out to be one of several which made the...
  • Posted 'Homegrown' Tommy! Ad Busted By Fake 'Teacher' to One Wisconsin Now
    Tommy! Thompson. Homegrown. Wisconsin. Whatever Tommy! is going to do in the U.S. Senate race, he's now launched out some slickly-produced interwebs ad.  It's chock full of claims, quick edits and the latest technology to make the near-septuagenarian the voice of the future. What we also noticed in the video at 28 seconds and 1:15, that Tommy's "Wisconsin" teacher is...
  • Posted Will Alberta Darling Accept Invitation the Racist Tea Party Express? to One Wisconsin Now
    It's no secret that a lot of the tea party movement anger is fueled by a combination of ignorance and racism. But as this caravan of extremism trucks in a cadre of malcontents, ne-er do wells, and in the case of Joe the Not Plumber, lampreys on the corporate money shark, one wonders: Will Alberta Darling accept their invitation to...
  • Posted Our Posts #F*ckYouWashington to One Wisconsin Now
    You may have heard about the amazing outpouring of frustration and outrage realized this weekend over the ceaseless power of corporate special interests which own the Republicans and can occasionally rent a few Democrats in Congress. This, combined with a superficial and senationalistic horserace mentality by the national media have pushed the patience of the people to the breaking point....
  • Posted One WI Now statements on latest Prosser allegation to One Wisconsin Now
    The people of Wisconsin are past the point where they are willing to tolerate for one moment longer, the abusive and alarming conduct of Supreme Court Justice David Prosser. Enough is enough with the abusive temper of David Prosser.If allegations Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser recently grabbed the neck of fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in the heat of...
  • Posted Chief Justice Abrahamson Sums Up Partisan GOP Supreme WMCourt to One Wisconsin Now
      From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: But Abrahamson wrote that the order seems to open the court unnecessarily to the charge that the majority has "reached a predetermined conclusion not based on the facts and the law, which undermines the majority's ultimate decision." The majority justices "make their own findings of fact, mischaracterize the parties' arguments, misinterpret statutes, minimize (if...
  • Posted 'Run (and Walk) Against Walker' Tuesday at 5:30p to One Wisconsin Now
    Here's a way to get a little healthier, while helping to make our state healthier. Run Against Walker. Join One Wisconsin Now at Walkerville this Tuesday at 5:30p.m. for our next "Run Against Walker." We'll start at the top of State Street, trot around the Capitol, down State Street and to the Terrace to start. Some will run longer, some...
  • Posted The votes are in... to One Wisconsin Now
    ...from your participation in "Who Should Be Our Next U.S. Senator."Thousands of votes came from across Wisconsin from a list of 18 potential Democratic and Republican candidates - as well as the option to write-in someone who might not have been on the list.Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold garnered the most votes, and here is the list of the top...
  • Posted GOP 'Corporate Tax Giveaway Day' Raises Taxes on 270,000 Working Families to Pay for Tax Breaks for 400 Companies to One Wisconsin Now
    The Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee voted to raise taxes on as many as 270,000 working Wisconsinites through changes in the Earned Income Tax Credit, while handing out more than $84 million in corporate tax breaks. So far, budget committee Republicans have voted in favor of raising taxes on as many as 500,000 Wisconsin families.The Republican math is clear: raise taxes...
  • Posted This Time, A New Reason Why Tommy! Will Not Run to One Wisconsin Now
    Oh, for the love of god, we again have to endure another version of the yearly Tommy! Thompson's (not) going to run for some political office? When one asks how many times the former "governor of the great state of Wiscons" will pull this tired canard out, the number is, to quote fellow Bush administration alum Donald Rumsfeld, "unknown unknowns."To...
  • Posted Conservative Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Thinks $1 Billion Education Cut, 70,000 Off BadgerCare Is 'Fiscally Mature' to One Wisconsin Now
    It's the same old story with Todd Berry and the conservative, pro-corporate Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Their biased view says there's only money available in the treasury for corporate tax cuts - everything else is second-tier.In a story today in the Wisconsin State Journal about the additional $636 million in new revenue Wisconsin has from the state's rebounding economy due to...
  • Posted One Wisconsin Now Exclusive: WI Senators Paying Corporate ALEC Membership with Tax Dollars to One Wisconsin Now
    Even this one, I have trouble believing. The breaking news: One Wisconsin Now has obtained documents showing that 12 current Republican members of the State Senate are forcing you to pay the cost for their private membership in one of the nation's most powerful and influential corporate policy outfits - the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).ALEC is the corporate front...
  • Posted Republican Party Official Defends Anti-Semetic Slur to One Wisconsin Now
    The ugliness of Sauk County board member Virgil Hartje's anti-semetic comments during a recent board meeting, is only eclipsed by the defense of his comments provided by Andrea Lombard, a local Republican Party official. This garbage is indefensible. But rather than criticize a fellow Republican campaign donor, Lombard defended the remark, telling the Baraboo News Republic that: Supervisor Andrea Lombard of...
  • Posted One Wisconsin Now files open records request to anti-working family Senators to One Wisconsin Now
    One Wisconsin Now filed the following Open Records request today with the 18 Wisconsin Senators who illegally passed Gov. Walker's attack on the rights of working families in March. We look forward to seeing what comes back in the most timely fashion. Dear Senators: This letter is to request the following records, under the state's Open Records Law (19.31-39, Wisconsin...
  • Posted Scholars Laud Correct Spelling, Proper Election Date in Sarah Palin's Pro-Prosser Tweet to One Wisconsin Now
    A coalition of respected scientists from countries spanning four continents praised this morning's "tweet" supporting Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser from cable reality show washout Sarah Palin for not only its proper spelling, but also for correctly identifying the date of Wisconsin's Supreme Court election. "We have come expect from Sarah Palin factual error, mangled grammar and use of...
  • Posted Michelle Litjens: the Fox Valley's Convenient Christian to One Wisconsin Now
    Wisconsin homes are getting an interesting robo-call from Assembly Republican sheep team member Rep. Michelle Litjens. Enjoy the noxious hyperbole and sanctimony and then we'll talk more: This is Michelle Litjens, I'm a Republican state representative from the Fox Valley.  Recently, a Democrat legislator threatened my life on the floor of the Capitol.  He apologized later, and as a Christian...
  • Posted WI Right to Life: 'Prosser Not Guilty in Sexual Abuse of Children Case' to One Wisconsin Now
    Wisconsin thanks you for clarifying. And David Prosser thanks you for your snappy headline writing, no doubt. (Note: The graphic below is directly from WRTL and not photoshopped.)  ...
  • Posted 'Fake Teacher from Wisconsin' Now in Florida Chamber of Commerce Ad to One Wisconsin Now
    Last week, we revealed that the corporate-financed mother of all special interest smear ad groups, the Republican State Leadership Committee, had a false ad about Sen. Dave Hansen with false claims about a fake teacher who would leave Wisconsin. That "teacher" sure does get around, as an ad to attack workers in Florida, paid for by the Florida Chamber of...
  • Posted More Lies from the GOP Noise Machine on Cronon Attacks to One Wisconsin Now
    Never  allowing facts to get in the way of its smears, the right wing is trying to create a false moral equivalency between retaliatory actions taken by the Republican Party of Wisconsin against UW-Madison Professor Bill Cronon and a completely different kind of request for contract information made by One Wisconsin Now.After Professor Cronon, in a widely-read opinion column in...
  • Posted Rightwing MJS' Columnist Patrick McIlheran's Downplays Sexual Assault of Children to Defend Prosser Inaction to One Wisconsin Now
    Rightwing Republican talking-point stenographer Patrick McIlheran has outdone himself on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's website today. McIlheran, a prolific contributor to the opinion page and the print version of the MJS outdoes himself on the site in a column defending David Prosser's unwillingness to prosecute a sexual abuse of children by a priest with prominent family ties, which happened while...
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