27 June 2010

Glenn Grothman: wrong on race. Again.

Because the Milwaukee School board is racist, but the Arizona immigration law isn't.

WisPolitics.com: Sen. Grothman: Grothman to MPS: Leave Arizona alone and focus on solving the problems in your own school district

He's just like the Fighting Glenn LaGrothman of the ultra-rights, right?

Uh, no.

19 June 2010

Glenn Grothman: right on marijuana??

I hate it when I get hopeful like this. Will Glenn begin to adhere more to old fashioned conservatism?

I doubt it, but in the meantime there's this break in lock step of ideological purity.

Madison NORML: Madison NORML Examiner: Medical Marijuana Supporters at Leah Vukmir campaign event outnumber Vukmir fans


16 June 2010

Glenn Grothman: wrong on tyranny. Again.

As usual, the government is not the threat here. The threat are those for whom Glenn's economic policies are an endless nectar of wealth.

In the meantime, for the sheeple, some photo-ops:

Glenn Grothman picture of the day - Isthmus | The Daily Page

They did leave out "Ignorance is Strength" of course... too many letter.

11 June 2010

Glenn Grothman: boycotting Arizona tactic of totalitarianism?

Hi everyone,

Glenn doesn't like MATC's decision to boycott Arizona businesses and conference sites.

Sen. Grothman: Grothman to MATC Board: Time to rescind Arizona boycott resolution

Okay, perhaps free speech in Glenn's mind only applies to corporations and not public institutions, now that corporations are persons, but here's what caught my eye: a new meme.

“I move in very conservative circles and have never heard anybody suggest not doing business with companies in states and cities with so-called sanctuary-city laws, same-sex marriage statutes, euthanasia laws, etc. – this tactic is purely a tool of the totalitarian left,” said Grothman.

Note the uptick in rhetoric here. No longer simply the crazy left or the socialist left or the communist left... 'totalitarian left.'

An ironic sentiment coming from a politician who has worked harder than anyone else in the state to take power away from the people and the ballot box, and transfer it to the marketing budgets of corporations.

04 June 2010

Glenn Grothman: having it both ways on education.

Here's Glenn having it both ways. He blames lousy teaching for the problems in MPS rather than the structural deficit which has relentlessly whittled away the funding for schools.

State Sen. Glenn Grothman is a critic of MPS.

"When the Milwaukee Public Schools fail as many children as the Milwaukee Public Schools are failing now, that is a disaster for the entire state and they must improve," Grothman says.

Grothman says putting more money into the budget for certain positions, such as librarians, is not the answer to boosting low test scores in reading and math.

"Milwaukee is in the top 10 percent of spending schools in the state. Their total spending is about 17 or 18 percent higher than the state average. Clearly, money is not the problem with MPS," Grothman says.

The problem, according to Grothman, is that too much money is spent on teacher salaries, not student outcomes.

When you point to teacher quality and isolate the real problem in the state's structural funding deficit he can say districts can raise all the money they like if they hold referenda. If a district then decides to hold a referendum, he can claim that raising taxes isn't a cure and throw blame at the teachers.

This way he dodges the blame for a spending formula that is now, remorselessly, pushing poorer districts over a cliff. Part of Glenn's culture war against the poor?