SOLAR GAIN IN WISCONSIN

 “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” Thomas Edison in 1910.  “A generation from now, this solar heater can either be a curiosity, a museum piece, an example of a road not taken, or it can be just a small part of one of the greatest and most exciting adventures ever undertaken by the American people.”  President Jimmy Carter in 1979 dedicating 32 solar panels to provide hot water to the White House. It doesn't ...

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AN OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR RON JOHNSON

Dear Senator Johnson, I remember a time, not so long ago, when there was a man who held the senate seat that you currently hold who broke with his party and voted to hear from witnesses in an impeachment trial. The year was 1999, and that Senator was Russ Feingold. The president on trial was Bill Clinton. There are many significant differences between that impeachment trial and this one. First off, it needs to be said that Bill Clinton won both the popular vote and electoral college, where as Donald Trump only won the electoral college. All this ...

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GREAT NEWS FOR THIEVES! STEALING IS OK!

The White House defense team and our Republican Lawmakers say so. I’ve always thought that the main difference between us humans and other animals is not apposable thumbs. Oh no, the difference lies in our ability to come up with lame self-serving rationalizations at the drop of a hat to explain our misdeeds, no matter how egregious. If I’m right on this, the White House attorneys reached the pinnacle of the evolutionary pyramid during the first day of Q & A in the Impeachment Trial of Donald John Trump. With the Republican lawmakers, from ...

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POLITICAL PROPAGANDA AND ITS INTERFERENCE IN OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES

Websters:  Definition of propaganda (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propagandaWebsters) capitalized : a congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause also: a public action having such an effect We’re inundated with TV ads, flyers stuck in our doors or ...

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WITH GREAT FREEDOM COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY

Progressives in our state are working together, more than ever before. With networking on the social media as well as meeting on the sidewalks and town squares, progressives are on the move. We are carrying a great tradition of Fighting Bob LaFollette, who took on the Robber Barons, the Lumber Barons, the Railroad Barons one hundred years ago. Democracy is fragile. The struggle to protect the rights of all living things, including Mother Earth, continues. We fought this battle before. We declared independence from the Commonwealth of Great ...

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AN UNAPOLOGETIC CONSERVATIVE

 Conservative   con·ser·va·tive   (kən-sûr′və-tĭv)  believing in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society;  disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.It is indicative of the extremism sweeping America when, after spending all of my life thinking of myself as a “liberal” or “progressive,” now in my 70’s, I find I must join with other conservatives to fight the radical changes destroying my nation. I must declare I have become an unapologetic ...

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CONNECT WISCONSIN WITH BETTER BROADBAND

Governor Tony Evers called a special session to take up agriculture bills, creating the Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity and establishing the Office of Rural Prosperity. In western Wisconsin, we have an opportunity to step up and continue leading the way.We should think of rural prosperity as a jigsaw puzzle. Rural prosperity relies on our agricultural industry, job security, entrepreneurial opportunity, tourism, quality schools, community spaces and more.Each individual piece contributing to rural prosperity has a purpose and need. However, these pieces ...

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TWELFTH ANNUAL WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL

TWELFTH ANNUAL WISCONSINGRASSROOTS FESTIVALSaturday March 21, 2020SAVE THE DATE SPEAKERS, FOOD & ENTERTAINMENTWisconsin Heights High SchoolRegistration 8:00 Program Starts 9:30Mazomanie, WI 53560For More Information Contact: Nate Timm608-220-0139 / nptimm571@gmail.com

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WHY DON’T YOU FEEL AS THOUGH THE 2017 TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT HELPED YOU?

Why Don't You Feel As Though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Helped You?  Because unless you have very high income, the federal income tax rate cuts you receive are so tiny they are hardly noticeable. Folks in the top 1 percent income bracket will save $51,000.  Because household tax cuts expire after 2025.  Because you need to own stocks, bonds, real estate investments and corporations to benefit. The biggest winners in the 2017 tax cuts were corporations -- their rate dropped almost 40 percent, from 35% to 21% -- and those getting ...

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WHERE IS OUR NATION HEADED?

The current trial of President Trump with the possibility of his removal from office is of major importance for our nation and world. But I think there are a number of reasons besides the evidence of “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” for his impeachment and subsequent removal from office. They include: President Trump has abandoned the commitment of our nation to the Paris Climate Agreement, thus turning our back on the critical need to immediately convert our nation to a carbon-free energy system. There is no time to lose.&nbsp...

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