What an amazing season the Green Bay Packers are having.
They are now 12-0!
Last weekend, Herman Cain announced that he was suspending his campaign.
Fox News headline (Dec. 3): Herman Cain drops out of presidential race.
The vast majority of participating education unions (177 of 206 groups) in the state decided to recertify, retaining their official status, reported the Dec. 8 Journal Sentinel.
That’s especially remarkable given the rules requiring a vote of 51% of a union’s membership---not just a majority of voting members! Those rules were part of a law passed by Gov. Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature that sharply restricts collective bargaining and requires teachers and other unions to undergo annual voting to recertify.
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Gov. Walker’s integrity was debated in opposing columns on the Perspectives page of the Dec. 7 Journal Sentinel newspaper.
In her opinion piece Walker has not been honest, Kathleen Falk points out that in March, the Journal Sentinel Editorial Board noted that “Walker never campaigned on disenfranchising public-employee unions. If he had, he would not have been elected. He got a spare 52% of the vote—hardly a mandate for what he is trying to do.”
"We've asked this before, but here goes again: What was Michael Gableman thinking? " asks the Editorial Board in its Dec. 16 Journal Sentinel online editorial.
The editorial goes on to state: “The state Supreme Court justice got free legal service worth thousands of dollars from one of the state's largest law firms, which defended him against an ethics charge. That word came in a letter released by the firm. Under state law, officials cannot receive anything of value for free because of their position. A separate ethics code specifically for judges says they cannot accept gifts from anyone who is likely to appear before them. The deal between Gableman and attorney Eric McLeod of Michael Best & Friedrich should be investigated. At the least, it displays a tin ear for appearances. After all this court has been through, one would think that Gableman would be more careful.”
Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry had an “oops” moment at a GOP debate when he couldn’t remember one of three government agencies he planned to cut.
About.com Urban Legends says, “ if there is a more parodied poem in the English language than Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (more popularly known as “The Night Before Christmas”), I don’t know what it could possibly be. The meter of “St. Nick” is infectious, its rhyme scheme cheery and simple, its homespun, nostalgic imagery ripe for spoofing.”
On that site, you’ll find links to several parodies of the poem, such as “A Mom's Night Before Christmas”, which starts out:
Going My Way
In Going My Way, an Academy Award-winning 1944 comedy-drama starring Bing Crosby as Father Chuck O’Malley, the parish church is extensively damaged by a fire. Therefore, Christmas services couldn’t be held there.