Saturday, January 1, 2022

Meet Steve Nass, grandstander extraordinaire


The Senate co-chair of the Legislature’s GOP-led joint rules committee said on Thursday he is seeking to force the state elections commission to quickly create rules for absentee ballot drop boxes and to clarify what missing information clerks can fill in on absentee ballot envelopes. 
The request from Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, comes weeks after the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission unanimously voted to begin the lengthy process of creating administrative rules for ballot drop boxes and how to address errors on absentee ballot envelopes.
And yet the State Journal feels this is news that deserves a straight-faced headline.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Florida as GOP wasteland


Meet homophobe and
Florida Commissioner of Education
Richard Corcoran
masked up and ready to discriminate
Following the removal of anti-bullying resources from the Florida Department of Education website, including information regarding LGBTQ students, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is providing that information instead.  
In a Tuesday press release, Fried announced a set of LGBTQ resources hosted on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website. 
“Improving the health, safety, and prosperity of all Floridians, including the hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ Floridians, is my top priority as a member of the Cabinet,” Fried said in a written statement. 
“It’s so important that LGBTQ Floridians know that they matter, there are resources to help, and that we will continue to advocate for them,” Fried continued. “That’s why I believe it’s imperative that we make these resources available.” 
Advocates complain that removing resources for LGBTQ students is the latest attack on LGBTQ Floridians by the Ron DeSantis administration. Earlier this month, the department scrubbed dozens of informational links from its webpage on “Bullying Prevention.”