Posts Tagged ‘Voting’


Ok. It’s a three way dance that it’s long awaited.This dance though, is so legit that will make the old school dances come back like killer clowns on Halloween. But anyway: it’s on. Take a number and just relax.

First on the card: Peter Feigin, the President of the Milwaukee Bucks made headlines recently on the comments he made about Milwaukee.

And he quotes the following statement:

Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I’ve ever experienced in my life. It just is a place that is antiquated. It is in desperate need of repair and has happened for a long, long time. One of our messages and one of our goals is to lead by example.

Well. He’s telling the truth.

This is coming from the President of the Milwaukee Bucks, that was stated in a Rotary Meeting in Madison. My question is, why is there are those who felt shocked and appalled by what he said? If anyone knows the city like a book, it’s a well known factor that the city of the Good Land does have factors about segregation and racism and those factors have been so examined too many times. It’s the truth! And I don’t think that Peter should not have backed away or peddled away from his statement! Folks, I know what Peter Feigin may have said that must have set off fire alarms. But there is no denying that those alarms about the ongoing struggle of segregation in a city that was founded by three socialist mayors like Solomon Juneau, Byron Kilbourn and George Walker, and with the Festivals, the Brewers, Summerfest, and countless others.Yes Milwaukee’s ongoing problem with segregation still lingers. It’s not just black and white, anyone else of any ethnicity can be felt segregated while struggle. So I don’t feel that Peter Feigin shouldn’t be guilty of stating an ongoing problem that plagues the city. We in the city that are life long Milwaukeeans: we know. You former Milwaukee Residents that moved and never came back or rarely make visits, I’ll agree that you also know. Even if you rarely visit if you live in the suburbs, or Madison. But know this, the issue of this problem is not just Milwaukee, it’s all over the place. Sorry for the Spoiler Alert, but racism is in America’s DNA. No matter how scary it is. Is there segregation in Atlanta? Chicago? What about the Twin Cities? Texas? Or another well known city like NYC or Miami? Or a well known spot internationally? Come on now! Tell the truth! Even though the big whigs don’t want to admit it, but it IS the truth! Folks can back track all they want. Or tell those “dont’ bring that up!  Just do your job and don’t discuss it”. And for those who picked this up in New York, Chicago, MSN Websites, and many others that are a bit shocked on a journal scale, why are you surprised that Milwaukee has this problem?

Stop the pain!

It’s going to get brought up as a CONSTANT reminder that racism exist. It’s real as a headlock. In which I’ll continue more in the second card.

Second card: Yes: real racism does exist.

We all know this. Yesterday, I was listening to The Forum on WNOV. And as I was listening to a segment in regarding racism. We all know that yes, Milwaukee or this instance the Greater Milwaukee Area is no stranger to the effects of Segregation and of course, again racism period. As was listening to the segment, the exact segment about a certain caller whom believed that there is no such thing as “real racism”. After listenting to that one little snippet, this caller must be drunk! SERIOUSLY! And the caller is from West Allis. The same West Allis like where the Wisconsin State Fair is located. And West Allis like the areas of the outliners of the burbs in the area is mostly Republican. But the issue here is RACISM! For all of you callers or speakers whom call into a Black Radio Station clamining that racism doesn’t exist, then you must be AGAIN drunk! I had my experience of racism 6 years ago when I got a letter from Reed vs Dresser in regarding a Civil Rights Case in regarding the issue of the company that DID NOT allow African-American Applicants to train or hire to work for their company! This is true white people! I remember handing in a resume of mine way back around the mid-2000’s  actually 2006 at a job fair in Pewaukee. And also I applied for a job online (on Dresser’s Website) a year later to find work. Then August 2010 came which I got a notice that based on the results of the documented proof, I was one of the 300+ African-Americans that did not got a job based on the fact it was due to racism. So like many others who got that letter, I filled out a form with my detailed info, submitted a copy of my Drivers License in all and mailed both the form and DL Copy to the company in Florida. When October came, in which it was the day after the so-called holiday of Columbus Day, I picked up the mail from my parents house and one of the mail had my name on it. And it was from the Reed vs Dresser company and I was awarded a check of $5,000. I was BLOWN AWAY!!  And all of this was a direct result of me being a job seeker; no a African-American Job Seeker got disrespected all because of racism of looking for a job! In the Greater Milwaukee Area. And you got these so-called white folks who think that racism doesn’t exist. WAKE UP! I’ve mentioned this before on the blog many times, and it’s becoming a still constant reminder about that there are companies here in the area, as well as America that doesn’t want to hire applicants of color! What’s the Plan B in all of this? Either find a job that really doesn’t do the hate thing on hiring, or find your own job by employing yourself. Be your own boss. Be your own CEO. And when you do that, you are doing you. Nothing wrong with that. And your haters who refuse to hire folks of color will be embarrassed. And probably these are the same folks who are in HR are probably those who are doing the “judging hiring” of African-American applicants of not getting in. I’ll bet 40 dollars that is taking place in some of these companies that are looking to be filled with this concern. I told you so! Think I’m joking? Look at the rate of jobs that don’t hardly hire black folks within the last couple of years and that should tell those as proof of evidence. And oh, may I add that those who per se are telling those that there are those in the African-American Community are lazy, don’t want to work, yadda yadda yadda. But when the issue of race and employment (pre employment) comes up via the African-American prospective concern, that is another monster that still needs to be taken down. Even in the year of 2016 and beyond.

Third listing on the card: Millennials, you need to vote up.

For all the Millenials out there, even if you love reading my blog in your classes on your smartphones, I don’t usually ask this but why many of you between 18-34 are not planning to vote in this election? Really, what’s up with that. It’s obvious that yes we face the most difficult election that we know. And yes for President Obama, it’s his last lap as the number 1 guy in The White House. We know! And I know MANY of you probably have mixed bag feelings about the likes of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson all want that chair at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I know many of you probably aren’t going to vote because the issues probably don’t match yours. Well Millennials: what are your “Concerns” that is effecting you right now? Yeah hashtag that! Is that Bernie Sanders mantra got you down because you wouldn’t vote up for Hillary? Or are you ACTUALLY believe that non-voting will help your problems? Ummm…..to answer those questions is like being on the wrong side of the fence. Or in this case just making a case of nothing. You Millennial folk who are assuming that voting up will not change nothing or assuming that not voting will make you cool at home: STOP! Please stop thinking what your friends have been saying about voting wont work because IT CAN WORK! Ok so many of you don’t like all or some of the candidates. BIG DEAL! But still you have to make your votes count on the ballot by or on November 8th of this year! You probably have heard or somewhat read it on your smartphone or tablet that well: many men and women fought and died for their right to vote! Even black men and black women (especially to my millennial black folks) FOUGHT HARD to vote and with you not voting is like a slap in the face of Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Malcolm X, and many others that all equal rights to voting is on the table and YOUR RIGHT to vote up is included! Frankly, I don’t care about the stances of Hillary, and yes Donald Trump scares me also. If many of you don’t vote, I hate to call you out on this but: many of you are acting selfish. That’s right I said it! Many of you in that age gap are SELFISH that many of you will not cast your vote in this election. Not only it’s selfish, or a slap in the face, but it is the ultimate disrespect that many of you will chose by not voting. On a personal note: SHAMEFUL!

Y’all on these social media sites and texting like crazy on your smartphones, and here you are not voting. Give me a break!

  • Do any of you care about your communities?
  • Do any of you ACTUALLY care about your Healthcare needs? Jobs? Your Alumni? Or that rent? Or those books?
  • Do any of you care about real jobs, not those Burger King/McDonalds/Pick N Save type jobs working for your teenager titles?
  • What about those causes that you ACTUALLY care about? And don’t say the environment only!
  • Do any of you care about the actual donations given?
  • What is it going to take, Millennials? Are you going to sit on Election Day, or WILL YOU ACTUALLY VOTE?!

When I was in your age bracket between 18-35 or 18-34 I voted up. I registered to vote when I was 18 years old in High School. Between 18 years old and now, I know that the use of voting still lingers. I first casted my ballot at 19 and also yes, like many others, Bill Clinton was chosen for his second term. Plus also unlike many who don’t know, I also voted in smaller elections like judges, school board supervisors, mayors, county executives, state legislatures, state senators, city alderpersons, governors, congressmen or congresswomen, referendums, etc. I’ve have done the voting thing since 1996 and I have NOT STOPPED SINCE! Me taking the day off to vote and sit at home is selfish act. You think it’s selfish for not going to the doctor is bad only? Think again!

Millennials, those of you coming after Gen-X like a dark horse: Between now and November 8th and I say this as one of those that got you started: GET OUT AND VOTE!!!! There are no excuses! Nevermind your plans for November 8th, and the post -Obama era, and nevermind about your personal feelings of who’s best and not casting a ballot. I urge all of you 18-35 or whatever TO GET OUT AND VOTE! Period. I don’t know what devil(s) you’re paying attention to, but the devil is a liar!

Hashtag that. I’ll bet you might not.

 

 

 


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NEVER FORGET!

Is that the slogan?

NEVER FORGET!

I ask again: is that the slogan?

That phrase of NEVER FORGET! has been so etched in our minds I can’t even count. We use it everytime when we think of the worst things of humanity that we encounter, or summarize every single time. We know this, because it’s a common thing. We adapt the usage of NEVER FORGET that it’s a constant reminder. From wars, to assasinations, to foundings, and even other concerns.

By which many Americans mostly know about the wars of WWII. Oh this: Remember the Alamo. Or, the most recent: NEVER FORGET September 11th. Of course we shouldn’t forget 9/11 like the Jews can’t forget about the Holocaust. The Native Americans can’t forget about The Day of Mourning in which their ancestors on a Sunday after Church were killed. Thus havin a disdain about Thanksgiving. And so on. But when it comes to us Black folks and Slavery: we were told to “Get over it!” Or “It didn’t happen to you.” Or you’re just playing the race card….This is not a race card thing. When we in the black community talk about slavery or innocent black men and women get gunned down in the streets by the police or by a so-called guard with a gun, of course WE WILL ADDRESS IT! Why, because it needs to be heard, summarized, not swept under the rug , or not forgotten about.

For many years, we’ve been suggested to NEVER FORGET, but however in “Americanized Commentary” in most things we’ve been told to get over it!  TOTAL B.S!!!

No tragedy should not be forgotten. NONE! Black folks, I’m glad we got this sense of not forgetting our history of figures and worst strategies. No question we should NOT forget about our version of what happened with Slavery, Unarmed Shootings,etc. We have been silent or told to shut up about it. NO MORE! If there is a story about findings that were covered up or sealed, you darn right it will be uncovered. Even the topics that non-blacks talk about on Facebook that they well get mad; WILL COME INTO THE LIGHT!

NEVER FORGET – That slavery actually happened. It was real. And the effects of it still lingers today. Just like sexism, or that thing called Body Shaming. And homophobia, and so on.

NEVER FORGET – Black Servicemen that served in wars the early to mid 20th Century, served in nations that were treated well. But when they came back home: TOTAL DISRESPECT!

NEVER FORGET – Black folks, OUR VOTE MATTERS! Just like every other vote should matter.

NEVER FORGET – Black folks will tell you all the time, that no matter what degree you get, or level of assurance to obtain, or highest position to get in the working field, yes they worked hard, but still: the N-word, or some non-POC will say something stupid to say in a racist manner. Let’s be real! And to add, the comment working twice as hard is so clear.

NEVER FORGET – That in addition to the Black on Black Crimes that many non-POC’s still talk about, guess what: White on White crimes do happen that is not overlooked!

NEVER FORGET – Black folks: the legality of getting to finish line has not been so easy for us. Too many obsticles that are still in play. Even in 2016.

NEVER FORGET – Conversely, not EVERYONE is your friend. Or loyal to your family members.

NEVER FORGET – Black Lives Matter talk is still out there. In telling the concerns that need to be talked about no matter who’s listening, and mostly it’s the truth. And, the idea of the talk has not been done before in this country!

NEVER FORGET – White folks: I have to say this in a “patriotic manner”. While you remind us black folks here in America that “We Are Americans”, period. We know this.

But many of us are NOT as Patriotic As YOU!

We’re patriotic to learn about our culture, our heritage, or purpose, or joys, when and how long we mourn, and may others that we know VERY WELL. We need NO permission nor pass to do this. In the words of Taraji P. Henson: We are enough!

NEVER FORGET – Besides 9/11, in which it should not be forgotten,  what about the destruction of Black Wall Street and many other disasters or wars, or bad distractions that MANY sleep on TOO MUCH!

NEVER FORGET! – For those who think that the church is all about money and that pastor behind the money or scams, just to let all know that there are churches in America, especially the Black Churches that really DO WORK! Not play work.

NEVER FORGET! – While many look at black folks as being thugs, some of the folks complaining forgotten that they are neighbors, friends, workers, bosses, advisors, citizens, community leaders and etc.

NEVER FORGET – Education is still a priority. Even college degrees that will point somewhere to propel.

NEVER FORGET – Even though many have made it, it took someone before them to prepare them to make it!

NEVER FORGET – Black media matters. As in black TV, Black Radio, Black websites, Black Bloggers, black etc.

So when I hear: NEVER FORGET out of the mouths of the you know that you know what. Well, yeah, but there are other things that WE SHOULDN’T FORGET about the other dramatic concerns and not the black things that weren’t so great. All stories should be told. No matter what. And not the response of “getting over it” or whatever. This NEVER FORGET mantra can go any direction. Even as I said earlier about slavery, racism and many others. THOSE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

SO NEVER FORGET THAT!

 


Last time on this blog: Normally, this is still election season in which you’ll see general bids for the picks to be. And many will indeed go to the polls. Check this, I am a Election Inspector for the City of Milwaukee that has been in the game for 9 years. From those who are good and yes that had folks yelled in my face! No matter if it’s a full day or a half day. For this also, it’s the part III: the Local Judge/School Race Election. 

For this: ITS BACK! The Stephen’s Spot Rules returns. My tips, and my rules of the voting game in Wisconsin – PART III!

First thing: When the day comes, the polls will be open from 7am – 8pm. Now there is a forecast of a low voter turnout under 80%. Give or take. However regarding this, already many of you or some probably voted early either by mail or in person at your City Hall Areas. But for you last minute voters: yes like many times before, you can still vote up on the day of Election Day.

Second Thing. When going, make sure you are at the right (and I mean THE RIGHT) polling place! If you’re not sure, the Election Inspectors (and or the Chief Inspectors) will help you to find the correct place to vote up. And if you are at the right spot, walk in to the rooms and when you come to the tables, state your name and address. And if your name is listed in the books, sign your name in the book to verify, and the EI’s will give you a ballot and a number.

By the way: NO ID’S NECESSARY! Only state your name and address to the EI’s (via the state law).

Third thing: Now since you have your ballot, look at it carefully. The categories and names you’ll see are the winners from the August 12th Election. For this ballot coming up it’s a non- partisan ballot – meaning for this is that it’s a two sided ballot that you can only vote for judge candidate in the categories, as well as a future pick between Michael Bonds and Stephany Pruitt for MPS’s District 3 selection.  On the other side, you’ll see 1 question for a referendum in which you the voter will have to answer. More on that later on. After that has been done, you take your ballot and insert into the machine and you will receive your I Voted Sticker.

NOTE: Now there might be barriers. So listen up if you might encounter them. 

If you show up at the polls, and if you state your name, and if your name is NOT in the books: chances are the EI’s might ask you the question: “When was the last time you voted?” The reason being if you haven’t voted in Wisconsin in the last 5 years per say, you need to re-register on site. When you re-register: fill out the forms provided, with your current name, address, city, state and zip. And of course you have to certify that you are of age, no felonies, no convictions, lived at your residence for at least 28 days, etc. Plus also when providing your info: you could also use your Wisconsin Drivers License or State ID Number or your last 4 digits of your Social to register. Plus other listings of Proof of Residence like a Utility Bill, your Government License, College Students that have an official letter from their College or University, and many others. Don’t worry, the Polling Places will have a listing of what you need to register or re-register. Also, if you recently moved to a new place and your name is again not in the books, you might have to check your old polling area to see if your name is in those books. Or if the districts have been changed, it is best to notify either the Election Commission or any of the polling sites have those red books that you’ll see with the EI’s and Chiefs. And just a positive note: for those that use the Internet, go to the GAB website, and when you see the MyVote link, click on that and sign in on the site to get your polling place, ballot status, etc.

If your name has changed due to misspelling or if you got married, or changed it for religious reasons, government reasons, or if your neighbor near you who was a voter for amount of years that recently passed, the EI’s will have a Correction Form with them in which you the voter will verify the changes either in address, name, or deceased.

If you are a convicted felon: PLEASE PAY ATTENTION ON THIS!

If you’re name is on paper and if you are still finishing your parole, you can’t vote. HOWEVER, if you’re name is off paper, yes you can vote.

CALLOUT: Don’t “TWEET” YOUR BALLOT!

About 3 years ago: the State of Wisconsin warned us about “Tweeting Ballots”. Here’s what I know. If you snap a picture of your ballot that is a sample or unmarked, it’s valid. HOWEVER if it’s already snapped and you made your choices to show it off, you’re asking for jail time and/or pay a fine. Votes should be private all the way. Even in the era of social media. So Facebookers, Twitter folks, Googlers in all, don’t even try it. However, you can snap a pic of your I Voted Sticker!

Plus: for those who will work during the voting hours, you can get some time off the clock so you can go vote. Tell your bosses ahead of time and get your I Voted Sticker as proof!

When marking the ballots of your choice, and after you insert it into the machine, you might hear an rejected error sound. What do you do? The EI’s or Chief Inspectors will inspect the print out and it could be an over-vote, or a cross party voted error. In this situation, the voter (you) will have to re-vote your picks per say. The EI’s will give you another ballot and you have to make your choices again. And when marking the votes, don’t darken the lines so heavily! Draw the lines lightly. And when you put the ballot in the machine (if it all goes well) then you get your sticker. Just a heads up: you only get 3 tries. If you fail all three times, its done. But if you get it right on the second or last try, you’re safe. So it’s best to get the ballots right on the first try!

If your name is in the book, and if you have the word “Absentee” near it, the EI’s will tell you that it’s noted and will ask if you used it previously. If you did, that counts as a vote for that day. But: if you haven’t used it but still wanted to use the regular ballots, what the EI’s and Chief Inspectors will do in this situation is take your Absentee Ballot, and exchange it for a regular ballot. Plus you might sign your name in the books. The absentee ballots will be soiled or in this case they’ll rip it up. For the POR’s you might to provide additional info like a WI DL Number to verify.

And also in some circumstances: having a witness could be a vital factor of proof.

For the handicapped: it is vital that they receive the real deal voting as much as every other voter.

Also: if the ending of the voting hours around 8pm occurs, and if you’re in line: you can still vote! Remember, everyone’s right of voting counts.

Now since the finals are in April and whoever wins that will be declared the victor.

ONE ADDED BONUS to know: REFERENDUMS!

ALSO there is one referendum on the Ballot. And I know that this might be a challenge for those who might be confusing. But I think you just have to read the question of the featured referendum. BUT ON HERE: I’m going to dissect the question to those who might an problem. It could happen. So here goes, via the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

STATEWIDE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT REFERENDUM
“Election of chief justice. Shall section 4 (2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the supreme court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?”
YES _____ NO _____

My view: In other words, do you feel that the State’s Constitution instruct or recommend a Chief Justice be chosen by the majority for two years and then continue to proceed his or her duties on the bench for the court?

Now just a friendly warning, I am NOT making any voter to answer yes or no. That’s up to you as a voter to decide. 

So again Wisconsin folks, I know we’re polarized with politics. But one thing for sure, we all have a right to vote for whomever we want to steer the offices. Even if you don’t like the viewpoints of Scott Walker. Or whatever. And if those feel that this election doesn’t mean nothing to sit at home, worrying about your paycheck, or your hairstyle, or your new CD with the banging beats, or your new Gun Permit CCW License that you got, those things might make your voting opposition even worse even if you don’t vote.

By the way, for those who you know very well that got those Lyft Cars, or Uber Cars and you know them that uses their vehicles for going from point A to point B and being paid for it, use that.

CALLOUT: For all you Wisconsin Uber and Lyft Drivers: if you have any Election Day Driving specials(and I mean ANY DRIVING SPECIALS)  going on like “I’ll Uber you to the polls”, or “Lyfting you to the polls” specials, start advertising that NOW! I don’t care how much you charge, just help those who can’t get to the polls on their own. 

So in conclusion: Get OUT and Vote Up on April 7th!


Last time on this blog: Normally, this is still election season in which you’ll see primaries and general bids for the picks to be. And many will indeed go to the polls. Check this, I am a Election Inspector for the City of Milwaukee that has been in the game for 8 years. From those who are good and yes that had folks yelled in my face! No matter if it’s a full day or a half day. For this also, it’s part II: the General State Version Election. 

For this: here it comes again – The Stephen’s Spot Rules returns. My tips, and my rules of the voting game in Wisconsin – PART II!

First thing: When the day comes, the polls will be open from 7am – 8pm. Now there is a forecast of a high voter turnout of 80%. Give or take. However regarding this, already many of you or some probably voted early either by mail or in person at your City Hall Areas. But for you last minute voters: yes like the last time, you can still vote up on the day of Election Day. And word is that Milwaukee will be the key for this State Election.

Second Thing. When going, make sure you are at the right (and I mean THE RIGHT) polling place! If you’re not sure, the Election Inspectors (and or the Chief Inspectors) will help you to find the correct place to vote up. And if you are at the right spot, walk in to the rooms and when you come to the tables, state your name and address. And if your name is listed in the books, sign your name in the book to verify, and the EI’s will give you a ballot and a number.

By the way: NO ID’S NECESSARY! Only state your name and address to the EI’s (via the state law). And plus If I were a real voter, use this to your advantage and thank the U.S. Supreme Court for blocking this rule!

Third thing: Now since you have your ballot, look at it carefully. The categories and names you’ll see are the winners from the August 12th Election. For this ballot coming up it’s a non- partisan ballot – meaning for this is that it’s a two sided ballot that you can only vote for your chosen party. If you pick a Democratic contender, you have to select the democratic candidate in the categories. If you pick Republican, same thing. Constitutional or sometimes Independent, same thing. ONLY PICK ONE CANDIDATE IN EACH CATEGORY!  On the other side, you’ll see 5 questions for a referendum in which you the voter will have to answer. More on that later on. After that has been done, you take your ballot and insert into the machine and you will receive your I Voted Sticker.

NOTE: Now there might be barriers. So listen up if you might encounter them. 

If you show up at the polls, and if you state your name, and if your name is NOT in the books: chances are the EI’s might ask you the question: “When was the last time you voted?” The reason being if you haven’t voted in Wisconsin in the last 5 years per say, you need to re-register on site. When you re-register: fill out the forms provided, with your current name, address, city, state and zip. And of course you have to certify that you are of age, no felonies, no convictions, lived at your residence for 28 days, etc. Plus also when providing your info: you could also use your Wisconsin Drivers License or State ID Number or your last 4 digits of your Social to register. Plus other listings of Proof of Residence like a Utility Bill, your Government License, College Students that have an official letter from their College or University, and many others. Don’t worry, the Polling Places will have a listing of what you need to register or re-register. Also, if you recently moved to a new place and your name is again not in the books, you might have to check your old polling area to see if your name is in those books. Or if the districts have been changed, it is best to notify either the Election Commission or any of the polling sites have those red books that you’ll see with the EI’s and Chiefs. And just a positive note: for those that use the internet, go to the GAB website, and when you see the MyVote link, click on that and sign in on the site to get your polling place, ballot status, etc.

If your name has changed due to misspelling or if you got married, or changed it for religious reasons, or if your neighbor near you who was a voter for amount of years that recently passed, the EI’s will have a Correction Form with them in which you the voter will verify the changes either in address, name, or deceased.

If you are a convicted felon: PAY ATTENTION ON THIS!

If you’re name is on paper and if you are still finishing your parole, you can’t vote. HOWEVER, if you’re name is off paper, yes you can vote.

About 2 years ago: the state warned us about “Tweeting Ballots”. Here’s what I know. If you snap a picture of your ballot that is a sample or unmarked, it’s valid. HOWEVER if it’s already snapped and you made your choices to show it off, you’re asking for jail time and/or pay a fine. Votes should be private all the way. Even in the era of social media. So Facebookers, Twitter folks, Googlers in all, don’t even try it. However, you can snap a pic of your I Voted Sticker!

Plus: for those who will work during the voting hours, you can get some time off the clock so you can go vote. Tell your bosses ahead of time and get your I Voted Sticker as proof!

When marking the ballots of your choice, and after you insert it into the machine, you might hear an rejected error sound. What do you do? The EI’s or Chief Inspectors will inspect the print out and it could be an overvote, or a cross party voted error. In this situation, the voter (you) will have to revote your picks per say. The EI’s will give you another ballot and you have to make your choices again. And when marking the votes, don’t darken the lines so heavily! Draw the lines lightly. And when you put the ballot in the machine (if it all goes well) then you get your sticker. Just a heads up: you only get 3 tries. If you fail all three times, its done. But if you get it right on the second or last try, you’re safe. So it’s best to get the ballots right on the first try!

If your name is in the book, and if you have the word Absentee near it, the EI’s will tell you that it’s noted and will ask if you used it previously. If you did, that counts as a vote for that day. But: if you haven’t used it but still wanted to use the regular ballots, what the EI’s and Chief Inspectors will do in this situation is take your Absentee Ballot, and exchange it for a regular ballot. Plus you might sign your name in the books. The absentee ballots will be soiled or in this case they’ll rip it up. For the POR’s you might to provide additional info like a WI DL Number to verify.

And also in some circumstances: having a witness could be a vital factor of proof.

For the handicapped: it is vital that they receive the real deal voting as much as every other voter.

Also: if the ending of the voting hours around 8pm occurs, and if you’re in line: you can still vote! Remember, everyone’s right of voting counts.

Now since the finals are in November and whoever wins that will be declared the victor.

ADDED BONUS to know: REFERENDUMS!

ALSO there are 5 referendums on the Ballot. And I know that this might be a challenge for those who might be confusing. But I think you just have to read the questions. BUT ON HERE: I’m going to dissect the questions per say to those who might an problem per say. It could happen. So here goes, via the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.

STATE REFERENDUM
QUESTION 1: “Creation of a Transportation Fund. Shall section 9 (2) of article IV and section 11 of article VIII of the constitution be created to require that revenues generated by use of the state transportation system be deposited into a transportation fund administered by a department of transportation for the exclusive purpose of funding Wisconsin’s transportation systems and to prohibit any transfers or lapses from this fund?” YES ___ NO ____

My view – In other words: do you feel that the Wisconsin DOT per say, should establish a transportation fund that can be only be used for funding for transportation uses only (i.e. roads, bridges, trains, etc.), and NOT for any other non-transportation project?

 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY CORPORATION AND CAMPAIGN FINANCING REFERENDUM – QUESTION 1
“SHALL THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION BE AMENDED TO ESTABLISH THE FOLLOWING? 1. ONLY HUMAN BEINGS, NOT CORPORATIONS, ARE ENTITLED TO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND 2. MONEY IS NOT SPEECH, AND THEREFORE, REGULATING POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND SPENDING IS NOT EQUIVALENT TO LIMITING POLITICAL SPEECH.” YES _____ NO _____

My view – In other words: should us human beings or citizens only be for the constitutional rights and not companies and political contributions?

 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY BADGERCARE REFERENDUM – QUESTION 2
“SHALL THE NEXT STATE LEGISLATURE ACCEPT ALL AVAILABLE FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BADGERCARE TO ENSURE THAT THOUSANDS OF WISCONSIN CITIZENS HAVE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH COVERAGE?YES ____ NO _____

My view – In other words: should the state get more federal money to assist the needs of the Badgercare Customers for health coverage? Specifically for those who need it?

 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY MINIMUM WAGE $10.10 REFERENDUM – QUESTION 3
“SHOULD THE STATE OF WISCONSIN INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $10.10 AN HOUR?” YES _____ NO _____

My view – In other words: do you want, or would you like to see the state of Wisconsin increase the Minimum Wage from $7.25 to $10.10? 

 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY – COUNTY EXECUTIVE OR COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REFERENDUM – QUESTION 4
“SHOULD WISCONSIN STATUTES BE AMENDED TO ALLOW MILWAUKEE COUNTY TO TRANSITION ITS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS FROM AN ELECTED COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO A PROFESSIONAL COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR? YES _____ NO _____

My view – In other words: do you want Milwaukee County to give the power of Management and Administrative work to a County Administrator than the County Executive? (i.e. do you want Milwaukee County to give County Administrator Joe Schmoe the Management Administrative jobs than County Executive Chris Abele?)

 

Now just a friendly warning, I am NOT making any voter to answer yes or no. That’s up to you as a voter to decide. 

So again Wisconsin folks, I know we’re polarized with politics. But one thing for sure, we all have a right to vote for whomever we want to steer the offices. Even if you don’t like the viewpoints of Scott Walker. Or whatever. And if those feel that this election in November don’t mean nothing to sit at home, worrying about your paycheck, or your hairstyle, or your new CD with the banging beats, or your new Gun Permit CCW License that you got, those things might make your voting opposition even worse even if you don’t vote.

By the way, for those who you know very well that got those Lyft Cars, or Uber Cars and you know them that uses their vehicles for going from point A to point B and being paid for it, use that.

For all you Wisconsin Uber and Lyft Drivers: if you have any Election Day Driving specials going on like “I’ll Uber you to the polls”, or “Lyfting you to the polls” specials, start advertising that NOW! I don’t care how much you charge, just help those who can’t get to the polls on their own. 

So in conclusion: Get OUT and Vote Up on November 4th!


Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014-The year of the Horse

It’s another year. Another time to run the gambit. Another chance to resolve. Now, let me do the “Traditional Stephen’s Spot” listing of things that I want to see and don’t want ever see again in 2014. Seven to see, and seven I don’t want to see!  So here we go: 

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For the seven I want to see:

1) I want to see more job opportunities for us Americans. Especially African-Americans who are still struggling to find work. And also since the Affordable Care Act is in effect, get checked!!! No more waiting around to see if your existing condition or physical is non negotiable. Just saying. In regarding work, Milwaukee NEEDS MORE CAREERS  THAN JOBS that can stick! We know that Wisconsin is a Work at Will state meaning that your job could be gone like in 3 weeks or 3 months. Get a Career that can stick on you for 15 – 20 years to help to pay off a Student Loan Debt.

2) I want to see more chance of citizens to get active. Not just on a “seasonal effect.” But everyday. Like getting folks out to vote, perhaps? Or better yet, get your relatives together and do some stuff. Family meetings, trips, outings or many other things you haven’t tried.

3) If you going to use “your” in your sentence: CORRECTLY USE IT! Especially those who use Social Media. I mean many of the spellings need to be screaming to say, you need to go back and relearn how to spell! Jeez!

4) If those on the Hyper Sensitive Side thinks that certain things or objects will bother them, in the year of what they don’t understand: Heed my advice – Please, and I mean this in a sense of understanding: GET YOUR LIFE! I don’t have to like what story or topic that is not pleasing to me, I use the K.I.M. effect. As in Keep It Movin.  Can that be done? I don’t care if it’s Technology, or what was said on Facebook, or what was indicated in the past. Or maybe what could have been. I know that the ghosts of the past might play a role of barriers, but still move on it! Ain’t nobody got time for hyper sensitiveness! I’m just saying! Word to those who are “GHOST FOLLOWERS” if someone on a list is criticizing you or a group of you that is hating you that you don’t show your pics public on platforms like Instagram or Pinterest, I’m just saying: Check them out first, and if you like what they display, then you can like and show! And if not, move forward. That’s right I said it! And furthermore, what is a Ghost Follower, anyway?!! School me on that.

5)  The Black Clubs of Milwaukee must stand up to the intolerance of racial angles from those who think the clubs are for those who shoot up and get drunk. 2013 was one of those years that it was talked about. Let 2014 start a new fire to strike back for the clubs in the brew city.

6) VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!!!!!!  2014 is a Midterm Voting year. If those of us were sick and tired of the “Tea Party Tidalwave” from 2010-2011, get out and vote. Even though that Obama is not on the ballot, but your Aldermans, Mayors, or yet Governors are on the ticket for their jobs. Wisconsin: if you don’t like Scott Walker – GET HIM OUT! Have that “Anybody but Walker” on your mindset when going to the polls this year.  This part is for America only.

7) Come up with new stuff.  I mean that is an ongoing thing. Help out your Alumni groups of forming new ideas. Along with churches. 2014 maybe one of those years that changes could happen upfront. Or take time.  Or get this: If you like your Zodiac side to get acquainted, get involved with a gathering locally. Doesn’t have to be your zodiac season, but it could be fun to have an All Zodiac Day in your city. For example, If the Sagittarius folks in Milwaukee can get together and hook up for an event along with Leos and Aries, call it a Fire Zodiac Sign event! I’m just saying. Think about it! And if you are a type to get the party started for a dance, get the crowd pumped up. Ain’t nothing wrong with it. I know the Grown and Sexy folks do it alot, but these young Thundercats?!!! Y’all better learn! Plus also if a person or persons on Social Media says F—-your Christmas or whatever, take the highroad and say, peace and blessings. It’s not a sign of disrespect. Jeez! Don’t hate on a guy or group just because THEY Had a Christmas Season party and you didn’t. Maybe……you know what: I will be addressing this more. In another blog story.

NOW: The things I don’t want to see in 2014:

8) If the issue of Racism is on the table, don’t assume it’s a thing to say “Oh, I’m colorblind, it’s a post-racial society”. I don’t see no utopias!

9) Only for Milwaukee: We have this reputation of there’s nothing to do. WELL FIND SOMETHING TO DO! OR MAKE SOMETHING TO DO! As long as it keeps you here, it matters. We know Milwaukee has a high rep of being a Segregated City, and folks leave out in droves. But for those of us who are here, fight back!

10) I don’t want to hear officials to call into radio stations to “Tone it down.” If you hear that, they are WAY TOO SENSITIVE! Don’t listen! And I don’t want to see nor hear folks talking down or not be educated about their history. Um….this goes for us black folks.

11) NO MORE CREDIT CHECKS for jobs please!

12) If those who say they will not vote in any election: you just made the laws setup for keeping you out of the halls and more jobs might not be accessible. Hey Milwaukee, are you listening? Don’t do that.

13) No more showing up at job fairs all slouching! I’m putting my clothes stuff here. Come dressed up like you want a job. No jeans, nor haltertops, no fuzzy slippers or pajama bottoms,  no B.S. crap on resumes. I don’t want to hear none of these “companies” ranting about competition. Ranting about the next guy ahead. Ranting about Social Media hand overs. NONE! This goes for the Wisconsin folks.

14) And the thing that I don’t want to see in 2014……….if a well known dance like the running man, or a well known dance that a certain ethnic group stole to make money to market, it’s already been marketed! It’s been marketed through creativity not just to sell and get a youtube rating. Don’t front!

But other than that: Happy New Year! Let’s get it poppin!

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You knew this was coming. The third and final debate is done and all is left to do is ….VOTE. In regarding the debate, I have to say that the President came out once again. Maybe not as the second debate, but he came through. The Foreign Policy portions were the President’s strongest interest, and Mitt Romney’s weakest. The same Mitt Romney who wanted Detroit to go bankrupt. Now, I got family members in Detroit. I hope to GOD that Detroit, as where as every city that is trying to comeback (Milwaukee needs work) returns much better and efficient and serves as a primary goal that it can rise up!

Overall what struck me the most about the debate was the aggressiveness of the President to make claim – as the Commander in Chief. Remember when 4 years ago when the Republicans folks and some said that Obama never had experience in dealing with foreign policies and such? Remember that? I think that came into play during his years as U.S. Senator. All of that I think, prepped him for this role in dealing with Foreign Policy. Mainly about getting Osama Bin Laden, and bringing our Troops home. Plus having a continued relationship with the rest of the world. And speaking of that, expect some international visitors on Election Day who would be observing our Election Process. They’re coming. So behave yourselves, Americans.

Now I want to comment about this “Horses and Bayonets” thing. In the debate, Both Mitt Romney and the President commented about the current status of the United States Navy as in size. (Never mind the picture above)

Mitt Romney: He commented the Navy has been small since 1917.

Barack Obama’s Response:  “I think Governor Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.

“And so the question is not a game of Battleship where we’re counting ships. It’s what are our capabilities.”

Now keep in mind: Fewer horses and bayonets. Technically, I think what the President was referring to in this line, was the change in times. In a military sense. Now, for those who might be offended and serve, the President, the Commander and Chief didn’t say he was getting rid of them. Please don’t get excited with anguish  We have a few of them because once again, change in time. And from what I’m told some of those are still useful. Or in this case a change in use of equipment. Just 20+ years ago most of us were using VCR’s. Now it’s DVRs. We went from the Phonograph (or Record player) to the reel-to-reel, Tape Decks, CD Players, and now MP3’s. We went from talking on the telephone, to texting on the smartphone.  Is anyone getting this? Or like from Print to Digital. So technically, I found no fault. Not one fault about the use of  “fewer bayonets and horses”. Sometimes we need to read the whole line (not bits and pieces like most folks that assume they know) to have a full understanding. Now word on the “Republican Spin”, they claim that the president doesn’t have a detailed plan about his goal for the potentially, might happen second term. You’ll see that in the next couple of days. Watch your mailboxes or at a  Obama Campaign Rally on that one.  It’s called “Blueprint for the Future.” Plus it’s available on barackobama.com/plans.

In regarding Mitt Romney’s statement of “America never dictated other countries”. FLAG ON THE PLAY! That needs to have an instant replay because I hate to say that even though America has helped liberated nations as the Governor put it, but America also DICTATED other nations too! Don’t believe me? Reference Martin Luther King’s stance on Vietnam. Yeah, the same MLK that most folks like to hear the “I Have A Dream” speech so many times to feel appreciated. But also to those hear the speeches, I’m pulling a Roland Martin by asking, what have you done to maintained King’s Dream? What have you done? Have you donated? Have you educated? Have you given to a common cause like the statue in DC? WHAT?

Those of YOU reflecting on King’s speeches in your newspaper comments to your metro reporters, your other communication aspects: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE IN ORDER TO KEEP AND MAINTAIN KING’s DREAM?! – and this requires no political viewpoints, or just being a “proud American” of any stance.

Martin Luther King commented about America’s role in his words was ‘betrayal”.

Note to the Republicans fans, you might need to fact check this with real talk. Go back to school or to your Alumni chapters of learning. This is the same MLK who once said “I Have A Dream”, gave America a reality check about its dictatorship roles. Now for some who are just reading this, either you might be new, or somewhat trying to get it.

Or if you’re old school. And I mean OLD SCHOOL, you should know personally the gist behind of what King stated. Many of us who studied history know. Either with education in school or in your Grandmothers basement of her telling stories of what she witnessed in history. And the same with our Grandfathers, Great-Grandparents, and those that know without picking up a school text book through experience.

I’m going to say that the President mostly did came through. And I know that the Romney fans probably said the same about their pick. But I think the Romney folks needed to be careful of their pick not to agree with almost everything that the President accomplished. That right there is almost like a give up play in football. That’s like it’s 3 down and 1 yard to go in Football in which it would be best to run the ball instead of passing for 10 yards. Or trying to win the football game without getting racked up with ridiculous penalties. I put a “flag on the play” on Romney earlier in terms of America’s dictatorship comments.

But now. We’ve seen the debates. We’ve seen what the candidates offer in terms of face to face. We’ve seen their issues and/or open opinions at the rallies.   But the one thing that is left to do is vote. Many of the states had voted or is voting early. Wisconsin is one of them. Some of  us already had absentee voting ballots mailed in late September and such, and mailed them back. And there are those who will wait until the last minute at the zero hour,  on the day in the traditional sense, and vote at their respective polling places.

I made a New Year’s Prediction earlier in the year that Barack Obama will repeat as President. I didn’t say how he’ll repeat. I said he will repeat. Not because of those opinion polls, or the TV, radio, phone polls. The one poll that is official is the Electoral College. Or as I like to call it: The 270. If you get to 270, you win the presidency. If you don’t, well you know the rest.

But I’ll say this: If you don’t VOTE, don’t count to complain for another 4 years.  


Disclaimer: I am not a member of the NAACP. Be advised. 

I have to share this video. Mostly it’s for the African-American folks. Our people have fought, bled, and died for our right to vote. I’ve read on various sites via Social Media, and in person that some of our folks don’t vote. Basically, I’m pushing the thought of getting out the vote HERE! We know that the Presidential race is coming up, and some of us may not be ready to cast that ballot.

If you are not ready to vote, you are not ready to be counted. Those in my opinion that don’t vote, will do most of the complaining by the next day or so. Even with that, if you want more reasons to vote, take a look at this courtesy of the NAACP:

Just a thought: voting is an American Right, but also and “American Responsibility”. If anyone wants to have a reason to ask the question, why should I vote if I don’t want to, well when you became an adult, it’s just like one of my relatives once said, responsibility goes up! No excuses: get registered, re-registered, update your contact info, names, address, city, state, zip, and/or polling locations.  =- And this goes for those who are non-black also. I hate to say it, but it’s a thought.

Like the minister said: “WE’VE BEEN THROUGH TOO MUCH!” He was on point.

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. ” – Rep. Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005)


This part of the blog is for all of the undeciders who may not have a clear cut idea who to vote for. Now, if you already know who to choose with, you’re fine. No matter which side. However,  I kind of wrote this in 2008 on one of those old MyFoxMilwaukee blogs, but now since it’s been years that I did this. I’ll get the pointers out in terms of keeping tips before Election Day. It is valuable then and is valuable now in terms of making your choice. Once again: this is for the UNDECIDED voters!

My Take: My rules of Making the Vote
Nov 1, 2008 | 11:39 AM
Category: News

Well, it’s almost here. Election Day 2008. And a belated Happy Halloween, even though it is All Saints Day. Now, for the last couple of blogs, I’ve been commenting about how to register for Voting as well as filling out the ballots. These things I believe are the strengths and main points for making the vote count. Plus there are others in which most of us already know. And yes, it’s our constitutional right. I put an announcement in my church’s bulletin to remind my members about the information on how to register, fill out the ballots, and putting a extra reminder about expressing their constitutional rights and privilege to do so. The most beauty of it, is just getting the word out just to take a moment out of our busy work schedules, or school schedules (if you’re in college), just to cast the ballot. Sound simple?

About certain rules of Making the Vote, or should I say making the vote count: There is an old school adage that says “If you don’t vote, you don’t count”. That’s the truth. Like it or not. That is the main rule of thumb. Now it appears that some of us did actually voted absentee on our own, and don’t have to go through the long lines when the actual day comes. I voted absentee about three weeks ago downtown, and it was less crowded. No problems. But what about those who still need more time to think about the candidates, issues, and other things that weren’t mentioned? This part, I have some advice for those who are undecided, and need more time to think. Those who are undecided, I feel you, but here are some pointers to share.

1) Take notes on the Issues. Since half of your friends or family members or co-workers have already voted, you might want to spend time and ask what made them decide about their votes. But keep in mind about your “true vote” and take notes. Gather some thoughts and make your decision. And you can do this besides going online to Yahoo, MSNBC, CBS, Politico, the Huffington Post, or better yet, even though it’s dead last, Fox News, which I don’t really watch that much.

2) Put some thought into perspective. Really you should. This election is one of the most important elections ever. Keep this as if you are real serious like going to a job. Matter of fact, voting is like a job, although you don’t get paid for it with cash, but actually doing the vote and showing the “I Voted” Sticker will reap it’s rewards. And just to remind all: If you have time off the clock from work, you must show your sticker to your employer as proof you did vote! Just a thought.

3) Do not be intimidated! Don’t be intimidated by your significant other, or group, website, a certain blogger online that likes to gives perspectives on the opposite side that will probably drive you crazy, or another person beside you in persuading you to make the choice as if they want you to. In other words, don’t vote for Sen. McCain because your wife or girlfriend are making you do it. And vice versa. There should not be any sentences of as an example: “If you really love me you would vote for….” And to be fair, don’t vote for Sen. Obama just because your African-American blogger friends on BET and of course, MyFox are doing it. And he’s leading in the preliminary votes like 333-181 in favor of Obama on Yahoo’s website. I already voted for “Change” not because of the numbers, but because of a positive vision. I’m being real. But just to be fair and impartial, you can vote for whomever. It’s your choice. If you like Sen. Obama’s chances for Change, or McCain’s view of Country First, or Ron Paul’s vision of the Old School Republican style examples of getting the troops out of Iraq, or Ralph Nader’s Green Party pointers, vote up! As long as you made YOUR choice, there might be some arguments or praises, but hey, you have your own mind.

4) Avoid all thought from the attack ads. We’ve seen them. But don’t let the commercials or billboards, or postcards with racial slurs, or any “terrorist” remark, He’s a socialist! comments, or “This man must be killed if you don’t vote for his opponent!” remark. Vote for (you fill in the blank). Despite of what they present, they do not, in my view promote your vote. What promotes your vote, is your vote. If I see a attack ad about Obama on Hannity and Colmes, or the O’Reilly Factor, and there has been about 75% of them, I just turn the station or better yet, mute the TV, or get out the room. Plus not going to Youtube and watch the ads.

5) And to round out the last of my rules of voting: Get it over with. What is Larry the Cable Guy’s famous line, Git R’ Done? That’s right! Git R’ Done! or I like to add more like “Set it off” or “Drop it like it’s hot”. Or better yet, “Bring the Noise!” What I’m saying or trying to imply is, get it out of the way. Like going to see your doctors and having your blood check, like I need to go this month. Just go, handle the deed, and leave. Just like in the stores to shop, you go see what you want, pay and leave. Simple. Just do it. The faster you work, the faster you get out.

That really rounds it up. Hopefully this would probably shed some light on those who are still undecided and haven’t made a choice. But to those who have made that choice and already casted the ballots in all, we need to serve as ambassadors to those who are still having the difficult choices to make about voting in general. I mean let’s be honest. For some, it hasn’t been easy like everyone else and I understand that. But we need to stick it out there to remind those why we as Americans do this on the positive scale. Let me say that again: the positive scale. Just keep that in mind when going to the polls and casting the ballots. Hopefully that might work out. Like I said I made my vote counted three weeks ago, and yes that candidate was my pick. But whomever the real pick is on Tuesday, either Obama or McCain, I think with prayer, and I mean prayer, (I don’t care if it’s a news blog area) it will take some time to think and get through. So get your Votes on. It’s our time to improve.

This is my take. Right or Wrong. Just my thought.


It is now June 6th. The day after June 5th, and the Recall Election in Wisconsin. If those keeping score at home, Scott Walker survived over Tom Barrett.  Mahlon Mitchell didn’t become the first black Lt. Governor although he was the first black in the state to run as a nominee. I will say as a resident that yes, those that came out to vote did their thing, but STILL there are group or individuals didn’t even cast a ballot. Pretty soon, that will come up to them one day and bite them big! I’m being real as I say this.  Is this a sign of bad things to come in America? That remains to be seen, and avoided.

I know that some are probably asking themselves: Does Wisconsin EVER care? I mean really, what is so good about a guy like Scott Walker, who NEVER finished College at Marquette University, likes to bust unions up like a pimple on prom night, avoid new ideas like high speed rail, having a chance to slash education, BadgerCare recipients, and many other things that held the ideals truthfully that identified Wisconsin? What does that say to the voters or the majority of those who sat at home, or those who have that frozen mindset attitude that refuse to change? Or don’t to try something new to adapt like the rest of America? I see that in Wisconsin. Mainly in Milwaukee.  And what does that say about Wisconsin being open for business without resorting to kick out certain businesses that don’t favor the so-called fans who back up Walker’s ideas? What does that also about Wisconsin in general to the eyes of America? Hard to ponder! Plus what will the middle class do now? And what will be the fate of the Democrats, the Presidency for the November Election?

I wrote this message on my Facebook status last night: “Expect alot of questions about the June 5th Election. Alot. Internal and External.”

Apparently that is currently being talked about today as I speak. Ed Schultz said it. The framing of the blueprint of the financial stuff for the Koch Brothers pouring money into the state from the outside. Citizens United. Same thing.

And the thing that still gets me, what does being in the 30% plus in the state that are union, side with Walker? I just don’t get it. Maybe they have to explain EXACTLY what’s up. Just as a reminder to those Union Households: 40 hour work weeks, paid vacations, weekends off, holidays off, sick leave, work safety issues, etc. You mean to tell me that this is NOT favorable to have? Wake Up! Ever heard of revoking Ghetto Passes? That needs to be the same in regarding this.

Lots of times, I’ve been saying it: I Told You So!!! Within all the “We want to move forward” speeches, but the template of the phrase stays firm. They say that the flood gates have been opened. Well apparently its getting to be a mess. After all of this, what is next and possibly a future for the state in terms of business? I can’t imagine that someone from another part of America wants to to look at an idea of Wisconsin to say, “are you sure? You know what they did to Talgo right? Their Governor talks about being “open for business.” But I don’t buy it. Just a word of warning.”

Now to shift gears about the establishment of voting. When I was doing the poll working thing during my time away from work, I had to encounter the wall to wall voters from registering to new voters. Some say that slowed down the process of casting ballots. However, I kept hearing from those that some haven’t voted since the 2008 election. Just a word of advice: VOTE IN ALL ELECTIONS! Don’t just vote when Obama’s name is on the ballot. (speaking of which, I’ll be backing Barack again) I think that’s the problem. It’s always the big elections, not the smaller or medium elections. If I were a voter, I would get to the election commissions departments or a Voter Public Access record online and simply view the status of the records to see if it’s still intact. If it’s not intact, get it checked in order to re-register. Matter of fact, re-register ahead of time. And the more you vote, the more you stay active with the right. And that needs no recall.

And as far as those in office in terms of picks: Hold them accountable! All of the Walker-Maniacs out there in the state, yeah, your pick got in again. But if I were a true Walker supporter (which I’m not and never will be) I would be holding him accountable of what he does in and outside of the State. I went there! You may not like what I’m saying, but that’s real talk. And that goes for any supporter. No matter which party, political affiliation, whatever.

But one good thing about this: The Wisconsin Democrats have a new person to work with: State Senator John Lehman. And that prompts the control to be 17-16 in favor of the assembly power. Plus also, they will be a watchdog for any future Scott Walker’s ideas to be blocked if possible.

Even though the Recall is over, but the debate from the Blue Fist will still continue. And that like my future blogs of this topic, is once again: provides no recall.


Currently, in Wisconsin Early voting is still going until June 1st, 2012. Want to know the reasons? Look at this video from Wisconsin Jobs Now. The title, “Early Vote Volunteers Speak Out” ;and listen to the activists and volunteers about the use of voting. And for those who bash it or quote or say “I don’t vote”, listen up.