• SallyT : You have a good weekend, too. We will have a better one if we can get the van going. It is only used for camping and we need to get up in the Oregon Mountains!
  • SallyT : I did AdLib and he said anytime he can help, call on him.

  • AdLib : Yep Sally, it’s closing time. Hope you thanked Mr. T for me! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • AdLib : CL – Damn, sorry to hear about that! Hope there were security cameras to tape the culprits! Great work as always, thanks again for all you do! Have a great weekend!

  • SallyT : AdLib, are we going home now?

  • AdLib : Bito – Oh, the “acid in Dem women’s” faces case. Yep, if they’re Repubs, they don’t take responsibility for their actions, that’s the way the party works. You know, the lack of jobs is all Obama’s fault?

  • SallyT : Goodnight CL and rest for tomorrow is your day! Your day to do more good as you always do. See you on the other side, friend.

  • bito : Good Night, C’Lady, sleep well

  • choicelady : Everyone – I also am packing it in. We had a rough day since we challenged the religious right again, and last night they tried to break into our office. Unnerving. And tomorrow I’m off to San Francisco to do another health care training – only benefit? It’s almost 30 degrees cooler there than here. Won’t mind that one bit. Hope to talk with you all next week, so in the meantime, have a grand weekend and stay well everyone!

  • SallyT : Schlie said it was important for the book be returned, so it can “finish its mission.” “Someone said the person who took it should read it, ponder it and then return it. That sounds right,” she said.

  • AdLib : Which case Bito?

  • bito : «link»

  • bito : When does a US Rep’s spokesperson become just a “regular” person? This case really disgusts me.

  • AdLib : CL – Yep, a DVD of “White Man’s Burden” might be what they replace it with.

  • choicelady : AdLib – I think you’re on to something about that book burning thing. Sally – I’d not be surprised if it was their only book. Maybe they lent it out rather than selling it? Or got people to pay to look at it? Anyway, I’m sorry it was stolen, but I’m sure they’ll find DVDs to fill the void.

  • AdLib : You’re fighting the good fight, Murph! It’s very appreciated!

  • SallyT : Well, apparently it wasn’t a big seller the first time out as there were only 5000 copies.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : CL, Sally and AdLib…thanks for your gracious support.

  • choicelady : Murph dear – sleep well, and know how much we ALL appreciate what you’re doing. It’s exhausting to be where you are. Uphill every inch of the way with no reasonable expectation you’ll succeed. But it’s the process that matters – and you ARE making a difference. We are all with you in heart and spirit and thank you for your incredibly hard work.

  • AdLib : Being that it was AZ, maybe they were running short of books to burn?

  • SallyT : Rest well, Murph, and wake up to fight again.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Sally….if they find the stolen first edition maybe they will find those golden tablets Smith mislaid at the same time.

  • AdLib : Good work, good luck and good night Murph!

  • SallyT : Apparently, CL, and it was probably the only book they had!

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Well gang….calling it a night…three days of fighting demons and I am ready to sleep…sad to say I have a 9 AM meeting in a nearby town to see how we might try to get our neighbors interesting in actually learning something about the impact their choices are going to make on their lives….good luck to us. See you all around.

  • choicelady : Sally – but a Bay Pslam book is worth MILLIONS. Shows whose religion has REAL substance, sniff.

  • AdLib : CL – you know how this stuff works, get a lower down guy to flip on his boss and nail the big fish. Walker is such a tool, he may have already created volunteers.

  • choicelady : Sally – they have book stores in Phoenix? Who knew?

  • SallyT : Oh, and this is news worthy, a first edition Book of Mormon was stolen from a book store in Phoenix. Worth about $100,000.

  • AdLib : CL – I think we all know, Walker is going to be charged. His defense fund confirms it. Why would WI voters want to keep a guy who’s a crook and lying to them about this? In the end, I don’t know that they do.

  • choicelady : AdLib – another thought about Walker’s pious assurance none of his aides would be financially helped by him: talk about throwing them under the bus!!! With a boss like that, I’d sure think about turning state’s evidence. One guy already has. Walker’s goose is about to get cooked I think.

  • choicelady : Sally – yes, that’s true I think. There are women-directed PACs including Emily’s List: “Early Money Is Like Yeast: you RISE” is their motto. They fund ONLY progressive/libe ral women candidates. There are a couple of others, but I’ve forgotten their names.

  • choicelady : bito – I also added jeffersonobama to my list. HUGELY helpful!

  • choicelady : AdLib – that is brilliant. Either way Walker’s screwed. He’s either just admitted being under investigation or he’s doing illegal things with the money. Wow – shows how risky it is to be just an empty suit.

  • SallyT : CL, I just saw on Yahoo that Super Pac’s are a man’s fund. Only about 20% of women donate to one.

  • AdLib : From another site called Politiscoop: “Walker, in a rare moment of candor, stated to reporters that he would not use the criminal defense fund to pay for the legal defenses of his aides, who have been charged with crimes ranging from child enticement, to theft from veterans and the families of fallen soldiers, to misuse of taxpayer resources to illegally campaign for Scott Walker, and would instead use the funds for himself or his campaign. Wisconsin law is very clear: an elected official can only establish a legal defense fund if they, or their agent, are under investigation for, charged with, or convicted of violations of Wisconsin’s campaign finance and election laws. Nothing provides for an elected official creating a legal defense fund for the sole purpose of campaign compliance, assisting the prosecution or aiding an investigation, as Scott Walker claims he is doing. Since he is not paying for the defense of an agent acting on his behalf, it is now clear that Scott Walker is under investigation.” «link»

  • choicelady : bito – that’s very heartening. I think this IS news and will surface quickly if it’s accurate.

  • MurphTheSurf3 : Bito…just added @jeffersonobama to my follow list. Scanned the work…interesti ng take on polling.

  • choicelady : AdLib – Randy Hopper is my fave Bagger because he’s SO outrageous it’s laughable. But unless he’s gone to the Lipton Land in the sky, I’ve no idea what he’s doing. Wonder if his squeeze is still in love with him now he’s out and penniless. At least one HOPES he’s penniless…

  • bito : RE: the Walker story. He broke the news late and the beltway is out partying, I think more will be made of this story before the election.

  • SallyT : And, Romney quotes from a book that was proven false written by a Fox dork!

  • AdLib : Bito – Thanks! It may not technically be a news story but as Murph mentioned, Fox News goes ballistic on something with much less sourcing than this.

  • AdLib : CL – That is hilarious! I don’t know what has become of him, perhaps recycled into a big bad tasting tea bag?

  • SallyT : FLAZ is no Flax!

  • AdLib : Bito – Thanks for the polls tweeter, I have and will continue to say that gauging things by a single poll out on any particular day is like judging the nation’s weather by how it looks out your window today.

  • AdLib : Sally – Lots of nasty stuff in Scott’s bill but yes, the 48 hour requirement on turning in voter registrations was blocked by the court. That was the main problem for LOWV and others. That teacher who turned in her students’ registrations found that she would have been subject to criminal laws and prison! On top of heavy fines! Sorry FL, I know other states like AZ take the title at times but how third world is FL government that such a banana republic law could be passed?

  • SallyT : Bito, thank you for keeping us informed from the other side of the Planet!

  • bito : David Schuester is still the only one reporting the Walker story, it was his work that broke the story

  • choicelady : AdLib – anyone know whatever became of WI Bagger Randy Hopper, he of the illegal residential registration? He’d deserted his wife and daughter for his young honey, and when protester went to his house early in the last recall, even his wife and daughter signed the petitions!!!! He was recalled, but I’ve lost track of him. He is so aptly named, too.

  • bito : If you are on twitter, or follow our time line, check out tweets for @jeffersonobama. He follows 21+ polls and not just the corporate ones. Gives a whole new perspective on polls.

  • AdLib : Sally, as CL said, between the recalls last year and a Repub resigning, Repubs have lost control of the WI Legislature. There are also 3 or more Repubs on the recall ballot Tuesday so control could be firmly in Dem hands then. If Barrett wins, those anti-union laws could be overturned in a snap!