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Featuring new fiction from Ken Brosky and author authors, as well as occasional political commentary whenever something really important happens. But mostly fiction.

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What is the Tea Party?

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There are some who think the Tea Party represents a new movement. Something bigger than Democrats or Republicans, a force to be reckoned with, made up of regular Americans  who are fed up with high spending and corruption and are working to restore America's real values.

Then there are the rest of us who know all that is a total load of crap.

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Something's Wrong With Patrick McIlheran

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Someone needs to get over to Patrick McIlheran's cubicle over at the Journal-Sentinel headquarters. It's clear from his recent blog posts that he's clearly suffered some sort of stroke. While detailing an ACLU lawsuit over a young girl's suspension for having piercings, he says this:

"Just imagine how many thirsty high schoolers languish in places where the Sugar Patrol has swept through, popping bubbles and removing vending machines. I could start the Church of Soda. That's not a vending machine; it's a tabernacle of 20-ounce edification, kids. Forget about whether anyone could make any money on the machines; it would be worth it for the culture jamming, if nothing else.

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Vote Russ Feingold

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Get out and vote. Right now. Go pick up an absentee ballot and get it done. We're on the verge of losing one of the best senators in Wisconsin history. This is the only guy in the senate who had the guts to vote against the PATRIOT Act. This is the guy who regularly votes against free trade deals that ship your jobs overseas.

Click here to read a New York Times op-ed on the piece.

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Why You Should Vote for Russ Feingold (Part 1)

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Let's go back to just after 9/11. Everyone was scared. Everyone was nervous. It wasn't helping, of course, that Fox News was suggesting terrorists might attack us with dynamite-laced cows and the such.

So the Republicans in Congress decide the best way to deal with this is to pass the PATRIOT Act. See, the only way to keep us safe is to take away our freedom of privacy as much as possible and make it a lot easier for our government to spy on us. They used scare tactics and told us terrorists were everywhere and when it came time to vote, the PATRIOT Act pass with near-unanimous consent!

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An Open Letter to the Angry

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This is to everyone who's fed up, upset, angered, jobless, frustrated:

Don't be ridiculous.

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