January 25, 2014

Wisconsin’s Not Worthy of National Attention Any More, Because Scott Walker Has Been Successful

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose name has come up as a possible 2016 presidential contender, had his name splashed all over the nation by the establishment press three years ago when he largely succeeded in reducing the disproportionate influence of public-sector union members. That attention remained steady until Walker beat back a statewide recall in tbe spring of 2012.

One might argue that Walker’s now-obvious success is boring and unworthy of national attention, except for the fact that the press still features Walker in national stories from time to time — really important stuff like the fact that he got selected for jury duty but didn’t serve. Turning a projected $3.6 billion deficit into a surplus, bringing down the unemployment rate, and proposing an across-the-board tax cut? Forget about it. And what little coverage does occur is almost comical, especially from the mostly unionized Associated Press. Take the last sentence of the following excerpted paragraph from AP reporter Scott Bauer on Friday morning:

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Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (012514)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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Positivity: College students strongly represented at March for Life

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Washington:

Jan 23, 2014 / 02:35 pm

Continuing a decades-long trend, college students and young people from across the nation maintained a strong presence on Jan. 22 at the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

“It is a privilege to be in the nation’s capital and host young pilgrims from all over the country for the annual March for Life. Our University community takes great pride in providing housing and meals for our many friends,” said The Catholic University of America chaplain Fr. Jude DeAngelo.

Each year, the school – located in northeast D.C. – hosts droves of college students who have come from all over the country to take part in the March for Life.

Held each year on or near Jan. 22, the march marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decisions that resulted in legal abortion throughout the U.S. Since that time, some 55 million unborn babies have become victims of abortion.

The D.C. March for Life typically draws huge numbers of participants – primarily young people – from across the country. Last year, organizers estimated an attendance of around 650,000 people.

College students from both religious and secular schools are generally a large component of marchers. This year, more than 1,200 students camped out overnight in the athletic center at The Catholic University of America, and 500 university students participated in the march under the school’s banner.

Students from Benedictine College in Atchinson, Kan., led the march this year, carrying the official March for Life banner. According to the school’s blog, The Gregorian, one quarter of the student population traveled over 1,000 miles by bus to take part. …

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