Monday, February 28, 2011

A Wisconsin county official, Tom Ament resigned before his recall ballot was successful. (click title to entry - thank you)

...The group gave the commission no advance warning before they arrived at the Milwaukee County Courthouse with seven boxes of petitions.

Sheriff's deputies stood by as the recall group sealed the boxes and received a receipt for turning them in. The deputies then took the boxes across the street to the graphics department where workers will make copies and begin validating the signatures.

WISN 12 News was told that Ament's attorneys will examine the first 4,000 signatures and then decide whether to continue with the rest....

100,000 Wisconsin Protesters can't be wrong !

Tom Ament Announces Retirement (click here)

Ament: I Realized I Can't Lead County Government Effectively

POSTED: 9:32 am CST February 21, 2002
UPDATED: 7:09 pm CST February 21, 2002

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament announced his retirement Thursday morning at the Milwaukee County Board meeting.

"I have sadly come to the conclusion that I cannot lead this government at this time. Therefore I'm announcing my retirement effective at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002," Ament said.

He said that he accepts responsibility for the lump-sum pension payout controversy.

Ament, 64, said that he asked his staff and department heads to remain.

He ended his speech by saying "God bless all the people of this community."...

I guess enough time went by and he thought he'd try again.

Ament Considers Running for County Executive  (click here)

By The Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE - There are a few things Tom Ament wants you to know.
He never took or even wanted a "backdrop" pension payment. He's still stung by the chain of events that led to his resignation in disgrace nearly nine years ago.
And he's got an itch to run again for county executive....

The next Van Jones. Meet Vail Nasr, the target of Right Wing Hatred rather than admired for his qualifications.

All the Right Wing knows is hate.  In an interview John Bolton stated the United Nations is an illegitimate organization.  Let me see, there was a global concensus that such an organization is beneficial, but, since Bolton states it is illegitimate it must be.  When is the Right Wing going to DO SOMETHING that is LEGITMATE in any opposition. 


Does every statement from the Right Wing have to be a commercial for the NRA?

...For example, (click title to entry - thank you) the Tehran-born Dr. Vali Nasr was appointed to co-direct Obama foreign policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Former Saudi Arabian supplicant Charles Freeman was appointed by Obama to chair the Administration's National Intelligence Council, but withdrew his name when it was revealed he issued a 2-page screed in which he postulated a conspiracy theory claiming he had been 'victimized' by American supporters of Israel.  In addition, John Limbert was appointed to direct U.S. policy toward the Islamist regime in Iran.  Limbert, who was taken hostage during the Iranian upheaval of the late 70s-early 80s, is an Iranian sympathizer who advocates negotiation with one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world....

February 12, 2011 2:12 PM

John Bolton: Egyptian Democracy May be Bad News  (click here)

...It is the "responsibility of our government to protect our interests and our values and our friends and our allies," Bolton said. Referencing former President Theodore Roosevelt, he added  that "first and foremost we must make the world safe for ourselves."...

Governor of Wisconsin Salary without including benefit costs $137,092 (click title to entry - thank you)

"I don't want to be paid," Schwarzenegger said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press, adding that "the people have my full devotion."  (click here)

Wisconsin - Governor's Mansion (click here)
Associated Press ... direct feed | November 27, 2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 12:15:25 PM by NYer
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) _ State Sen. Robert Wirch is asking Governor-elect Jim Doyle to sell the governor's mansion as a way to address the state's projected $2.6 billion budget deficit.
Wirch said selling the $1.3 million mansion would be more of a symbolic gesture than a way to save a significant amount of money. ``Considering the budget deficit and talk about borrowing money against the pension fund, we need to cut all extravagances, and the governor's mansion is more an extravagance than a necessity,'' said Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie. Doyle spokesman Thad Nation said he would not comment until he had seen Wirch's letter.
The governor's mansion sits on the shores of Lake Mendota and is worth about $1.3 million, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. But Wirch said that the value of the land the mansion sits on and the costs of running the house amount to around $4 million.
Wirch said he got the idea from other candidates in the governor's race and that he would have suggested it regardless of who won the office. In his letter to Doyle, Wirch notes that at least six states have either sold their executive residences or have never offered an executive residence. Wirch also mentioned that Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura refused to live in the governor's mansion in St. Paul.

“I’ve said all along the protesters have every right to be there,..." Scott Walke stated on February 21, 2011 (click here)