Friday, August 27, 2010

On a Personal Note

Lazy, late-summer days have been in short supply of late.

The oldest goes back to college tomorrow. Meanwhile my wife and I (mostly her) have been preparing for the upcoming year in homeschooling.

While my priorities have kept me away from the blog, it's not as if nothing has been going on.

This morning on the Jerry Bader show, Ribble, McCormick, and Roth faced off in what was, without a doubt, the most substantive discussion among them so far. I listened, but I was at work, so my attention was mostly elsewhere. I am reserving judgment on the winner until I can watch or listen to the debate again.

In the meantime, be sure to check out Party of Know for debate coverage. Todd tweeted the debate live. Here is a link to Party of Know on Twitter.

In other WI-8 news, Try 2 Focus has a post up on Roger Roth's record on fees and taxes.


Dale said...

I love how some folks try to distort a a persons voting record by misrepresenting the political process.

Early votes on legislation are used to move legislation along through the process so they can get to the floor to be debated, amended or changed. The vote is to move the legislation, so you can change it, not approve it.

If you fail in your attempt to change the legislation to something you can support you vote no on the bill.

Even in municipal government I have made the motion or seconded a motion to accept a budget so we could debate it and eventually voted no on the budget.

Without the first vote, you can't even discuss it. Understand the legislative process.

Jeremy R. Shown said...


Did you leave a comment at Try 2 Focus? I didn't see one.

I'm not convinced Brad's take was a slam dunk by any means, but it was good information nonetheless.

PS - When are you going to start a blog? Let me know.

Dale said...

Who would want to read my stuff....really I am not that technically savvy.