Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument last week

ABUSER OF JUSTICE Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is alleged to have put his hands around the neck of a fellow justice: Ann Walsh Bradley. If he applied any force at all during the act, he was choking her.

This information comes out of WPR and Bill Lueders of Continue reading

The Kloppenburg Team Needs Donations and Volunteers for the Statewide Election Recount To Begin Wednesday

The top 2 notes are from this evening, 4/25/11 from the Kloppenburg team:

If you have evening hours available, we will have some volunteer opportunities available then too. 

We do need volunteers in St Croix county, so please let us know if you can volunteer some of your time.

Have you signed up yet for volunteer shifts? The recount starts this Wednesday at 9am. Please sign up today! Email:

General Volunteers:


Volunteer Lawyers:


In your email, please include:
Cell Phone (or preferred phone):
City / County:
Dates Available (4/27 to 5/9):
Willing to Travel?:
Willing to Help Recruit Others?:

To donate funds to the recount effort, please visit the Joanne Kloppenburg web site.

As to why funds are needed, here’s an explanation from Giles Goat Boy of Daily Kos :

“I admit, I have focused a lot on that half percent number in my own diaries, but the fact is, this will cost Kloppenburg a lot of money in legal fees. Apparently, Prosser’s lawyers have decided to fight the recount in every imaginable way in order to “run out the financial clock” on Kloppenburg, as described this morning by “The Nation” magazine’s John Nichols on local Madison radio.

There is no question that Kloppenburg is entitled to a recount, even without the half percent margin. Prosser’s lawyers have no valid legal argument to stop it, and they know it. Their strategy is simply to drain the Kloppenburg campaign of resources. You can help us fight back by donating to the Kloppenburg campaign. Corporate donations are not allowed, but individuals can donate any amount they feel comfortable giving for the recount effort.”

Volunteer Information is from The Joanne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court facebook page

Wisconsin Maps!: That was then, this is now.

I’m a canary in any coal mine. And today I can breathe. I’m enjoying a breath of fresh air and the Wisconsin view….

Just click the map – – it’ll reveal both sides & fill the screen.

I lifted this from the facebook page of “540,000 To See Scott Walker out of WI, January 2012”

Wisconsin areas ran out of ballots. But there are touchscreens and voters in line by 8PM have a right to vote.

Ballot Shortages. It’s a big deal? Maybe not.

Ballots ran out in Madison, Appleton, Fond du Lac

“Now ballot shortages announced in Madison, Appleton, and Fond du Lac. …

#wivote”  – from @PhilipStl and CdLune

Claire deLune

Once a voter is in line, assuming it is before 8pm, that voter must be given a ballot.
Of course the voters have to wait around a little more… See #7 at this G.A.B. list of 10 things for voters to know.

Touchscreens Are at work in Vilas County
“The town of Arbor Vitae in Vilas County has run out of ballots, but the county clerk says voters have been able to continue voting by a touch screen machine…” -County Clerk Dave Alleman  Source 

Alleman adds – “Had we known that the Supreme Court race was going to be a referendum on Scott Walker, we probably would have ordered a lot more ballots,” Alleman said.”

Huh. I’d say, how do you not know that this is a
referendum on Scott Walker?

Possible legal challenge to keep polls open 1 extra hour?
Not too sure if there’s anything solid here, but this is a tweet I noted: “@slouch2geneva to be clear, Dems are trying to mount a legal challenge to keep polls open till 9. no word on if that will happen”


Unclear to me Exactly what Oshkosh & Fond du Lac’s High Turnout Means

I would like to say it is expected from the home of Wisconsin’s most controversial senator–(Hopper having a girlfriend and apartment in Madison, under non-residency complaint, strong recall campaign, etc.)

But I acknowledge that this is historically a conservative area:

Feingold 12,834 Johnson 24,867 in 2010

Obama 23,463 to  McCain’s 28,164 in 2008

Kerry 36%  to Bush’s 63% in 2004

Doyle 33% to McCallum’s 56% in 2002

Live blogging the Wisconsin Supreme Court vote. Kloppenburg has a fighting chance.

The weather is lovely here in Madison-no wind, overcast sky with the sun now peaking out. Turnout is always high in Madison and it’s breaking records.

What us pro-Kloppenburgers need to see is exceedingly high #’s in blue areas against weaker #’s in red areas. I would like to tentatively report: That is what I am seeing. I am cautiously optimistic.


In my gut, I feel that the conservatives are facing their own “enthusiasm gap” because too many people know how poison anyone tied to the Walker administration is. And Prosser is tied to the Walker administration.

Madison-Record turnout projected 75-80%!: Yesterday the city clerk said 60% was projected. But with 16% turnout by 11am–and new ballots ordered:

“We’re expecting the equivalent of a regular presidential Continue reading

Stand up to Scott Walker. Vote. Take back Wisconsin.

They can not take away your vote. Tuesday is your first chance to cast a vote against Walker.

I endorse Joanne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin State Supreme Court.  Please vote for Joanne Kloppenburg on April 5th.

Take back Wisconsin.

Link directly to YouTube.

“Stop the turd, vote Kloppenburg”

[For the record, I hate the word “turd”.]

So, Monday night, there was a debate between Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Prosser & Assistant Attorney General Kloppenburg at Marquette. I settled in to watch the debate online, but sadly, the audio didn’t work at all. I then resigned myself to getting a few tweets about the event.

This was not what I expected at all:

@LegalEagle: Um, what??? “@WI4US: Now he’s quoting the facebook page! “Stop the turd, vote Kloppenberg.” Prosser‘s words. Not mine. #wiunion”

Justice Prosser was taking issue with a comment left on his opponent’s facebook page.

As you can see below, it didn’t really go over so well amongst the twitter community.

If I’m taking anything from this debate, it’s FACEBOOK IS RUINING THE COURT. Way to call our attention to this dire issue, Prosser.#wiunion – from @hotshotrobot

Glad Prosser made us realize the evil of FB. Perhaps he and @AG_VanHollen should bring it up with Zuckerberg – from WIProud

Some of the twitter jokes suggest that Prosser is too old to understand the internet: Continue reading