Monday, June 04, 2012

What State made the Primary Election System the standard for the country?

If you said Wisconsin, you would be right.

Wisconsin has a proud heritage of making US Election History. In the 1920's a man later to become Governor of Wisconsin mandated a Primary Run Off for the Elections to follow. That man was Robert M. La Follette (click here).

It was progressive thinking by Robert La Follette that would lead to Wisconsin being a mover and shaker in the USA. It was Wisconsin's Courts that declared slavery unconstitutional as freed slaves took up haven there.

To think, at this juncture, ANY of the people of Wisconsin would defraud an election is outrageous. It is an insult by Scott Walker and Reince Preibus to even suggest in the remotest way the people of Wisconsin would conceive of voter fraud. They should apologize to the people of that state. The only reason the GOP is bringing voter fraud in Wisconsin at this point is because they are grasping at straws to make Tom Barrett appear to be a shady character with the backing of shady union leadership. 

Wisconsinites need to 'talk-up' their proud history as the State that invented the Primary Election and the State that turned slavery laws into unconstitutional oppression. They have the bragging rights, they should let it be known there is no GOP anybody that is going to talk them down, cast doubt or suspicion.

"Scott Walker is trying to build a better education system for the future."

That is a statement by those that support Walker in his Recall Election. That simply isn't true. Those opposing the citizens seeking to maintain their quality educational system in Wisconsin are not about to cheat the younger generation.

The teachers in Wisconsin, as in most of America, work hard at their jobs. They are dedicated and put in extra hours while some even pay for their own teaching supplies out of their salaries. Those 'conditions' are legitimate working conditions others do not have in their profession. While a nurse might own her stethoscope, she doesn't supply all the bandages. To realize a teacher may want her own lesson planner, she should not be expected to supply the paper to her students or the paints for their art lesson, yet it goes on. Nor should a teacher go unpaid for extra time they dedicate to their lesson plans or helping a challenged student after hours. If a student is challenged to do well in the classroom it is admirable to seek to help, but, that is not the teacher's failings in her job when most of her students are doing well.

Scott Walker is seeking to DOWNGRADE the quality of life teachers have that prevent burn out, refresh their lives of giving to best educate their students. Larger classrooms are not challenges to a teacher, it is a downgrade in the education a child receives. "Doing more with less" is not the way a child learns, nor should we be asking our teachers to engage their profession that way. 

The entire aspect of those supporting Walker to reduce the burdens on the State Treasury are not interested in the best outcomes of students. Children in school today are on a timeline to success as an adult and when that timeline is interrupted the child suffers. That time cannot be made up. There is no changing the outcomes until the system recovers from a Wall Street melt down. The children of Wisconsin need their teachers now and they need quality education now. Those opposing the voices of teachers by saying it will be better later are not interested in students and their future.

"Get Out the Vote" is working !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The poll below was on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Wisconsin people are awesome! The gap has really closed in only two days. Keep going!!!

June 03, 2012

Walker leads by 3 points

PPP's final poll on the Wisconsin recall finds Scott Walker ahead, but also a race that's tightening. Walker leads Tom Barrett 50-47. That's down from 50-45 on a PPP poll conducted three weeks ago and it's also down from a 52-45 lead that Walker posted in a Marquette Law poll released last week.
Barrett is actually winning independent voters by a 48-46 margin. The reason he continues to trail overall is that Republicans are more excited about voting in Tuesday's election than Democrats are. Our projected electorate voted for Barack Obama by only 7 points, even though he took the state by 14 in 2008. If the folks who turn out on Tuesday actually matched the 2008 electorate, Barrett would be ahead of Walker by a 50-49 margin. It's cliche but this is a race that really is going to completely come down to turnout....

"Morning Papers"

"It's Origin" (click here)

The Rooster

"Good Night, Moon"

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Full Moon 

100% lit

See all those craters, they all have names. Below is a really cool website where descriptions and names can be found. The one listed is the array at the 'bottom' of the photo. This is the link to the others (click here). It is called "The Full Moon Atlas."

The central southern region (click here) of the Moon's face, which is covered with a myriad of craters at every position. Included are Clavius (lower left corner), Tycho(near the left-center edge), Stöfler (near the right edge, above center),Maginus (just below center) and Orontius (just above center). Although not highly evident in the photograph below, Tycho is the source of one of Luna's most easily identifiable features — the massive ray system that dominates the southern hemisphere.