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Courthouse Shadows
The Crooked Court Calendar

Does the Wisconsin Court of Appeals really have a huge backlog of cases to hear, or are members of the court selectively abusing the court calendar ?

You decide.

Most people are unaware of how courts manage the court calendar. Court calendar events can be accelerated or slowed at the whim of the judge. This power to manage the court calendar empowers the court's opportunity to sway not only the verdict before the court, it can also sway events associated directly or indirectly with the court case. 

Case in Point:
Upcoming Court of Appeals elections, 
 April, 2020

Chief Court of Appeals judge Lisa Neubauer's term expires next year. Should Judge Neubauer decide to run for reelection, she will be on the 
April, 2020 ballot.

 Here is where it gets very 
interesting and contemptible:

Sandy Weidner vs. City of Racine
Racine County Circuit Court case # 2107CV001644  
Court of Appeals case # 2018AP001189

Sandy Weidner's Appeals case was ready 
for court assignment over 4 months ago and it has yet to be assigned.
 That may be the $100 dollar question tagged with an election held in balance. 

Delaying the assignment of this highly controversial court case of national awareness 
can play well for the reelection ambitions 
of judge Neubauer.

When Weidner vs. City of Racine was appealed to the Court of Appeals, Judge Neubauer blindly
(or maybe something much more sinister) and illegally followed Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz's lead to seal the entire court record. The entire sealed court record included the names of the parties and the docketing number of the court case. The two courts were at one point simultaneously conducting illegal secret courts and engaging in criminal misconduct.
Avoiding additional negative press about these highly controversial and illegal court proceedings is an election advantage for her. 

Being the public's memory is short and selective, she has a better chance of being reelected without the coverage of the press.

Judge Lisa Neubauer

The court calendar is one of many tools the judiciary can use to affect the 
outcome of a court case.

By managing the court calendar you can manage the press. Manage the press and you may sway the outcome of an election. 

Is it a coincidence that this case has been waiting over 4 months for judicial assignment or is Judge Neubauer abusing the court calendar ?

You Decide!


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Starbucks has fired employee who gave Oklahoma officer order with 'PIG' printed on the label, company says

(CNN)The Starbucks employee who gave an Oklahoma police officer cups of coffee with the word "PIG" printed on the label has been fired, the company said in a statement Friday.
The Kiefer police officer went to the Starbucks in Glenpool on Thanksgiving day to pick up five drinks, CNN affiliate KTUL reported. Kiefer Chief Johnny O'Mara told the news station a customer pointed out the label on the cups to the officer.
"What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town," O'Mara wrote in a Facebook post, where he shared a picture of a cup with the "PIG" label on it.
The coffee company called the incident "absolutely unacceptable" and said it is "deeply sorry to the law enforcement officer who experienced this."
    "The Starbucks partner who wrote this offensive word on a cup used poor judgement and is no longer a partner after this violation of company policy," the statement read. "This language is offensive to all law enforcement and is not representative of the deep appreciation we have for police officers who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe."
      In a joint statement, Starbucks and Kiefer police said they're using the incident "as an opportunity to leverage our shared platforms to promote greater civility."
      The company will meet with Kiefer police to discuss ways to work together, including by jointly hosting a Coffee with a Cop event at Starbucks for local law enforcement to meet with baristas and community members to discuss "the critical role dispatchers and police offers play in keeping our communities safe," the joint statement said.

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      When a car delivering a heart for transplant got a flat, 2 Illinois state police came to the rescue

      Two Illinois State Police officers didn't let a flat tire derail a medical mission.

      (CNN)Time was of the essence for two Illinois state troopers.
      It was a little after 4 a.m. CST Tuesday on Interstate 55 when a vehicle carrying a fresh human heart got a flat tire. Along with the organ going to the University of Chicago Medical Center's Hyde Park campus from the airport: a surgeon, transplant coordinator and medical student.
      "There is about a 4- to 6-hour window of time for a heart to remain viable for surgery, and the team had already been traveling for approximately three hours," said hospital spokeswoman Ashley Heher.
      That's when the troopers showed up, responding to a call for a disabled vehicle, according to an Illinois State Police press release.
        "The Troopers immediately realized this was a time-sensitive situation and without hesitation they transported the three people and the donor organ to the academic medical center," the release said.
          The delivery was made in time, and the doctors were able to provide the patient with a new heart.
          "Our District Chicago Troopers were able to turn a potentially bad situation into a thankful ending for at least one family this Thanksgiving holiday," said Interim Capt. Angelo Mollo. "I am extremely proud of our officers who acted without hesitation in this life saving transport."

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          Vape juice can kill kids. A vaping law’s falter left them at risk of nicotine poisoning.

          From JSOnline:

          , Appleton Post-Crescent

          One vial contains enough poison to kill four toddlers. A single sip can be deadly. And yet, in Wisconsin and across the country, liquid nicotine continues to be sold in enticing candy colors and flavors, in bottles that lack federally required child-resistant caps or devices that limit how much can spill out of them at once.
          Emergency rooms saw an estimated 4,200 injuries to young children resulting from ingestion from 2015 to 2018, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission figures. Pediatricians say it’s dangerous even to touch or inhale the highly concentrated liquid nicotine. 
          From January to November of this year, the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ call logs include nearly 4,400 cases involving exposure to vaping products. More than half were for children 5 and younger.
          Unlike a deadly outbreak of vape-related respiratory illness that has sickened more than 2,000 people and prompted calls for stricter policing of e-cigarettes, accidents involving liquid nicotine bottles were a highly foreseeable threat.  
          In fact, a push for regulation began five years ago, and a federal law to require caps and flow restrictors on bottles is more than three years old.
          But those regulations have been enforced in “slow motion,” said Kyran Quinlan, an American Academy of Pediatrics leader on injury violence and poison prevention. 
          As of February, the safety commission’s newly appointed commissioner wrote in a Twitter post that “as much as 100% of the liquid nicotine containers do not comply fully” with requirements that included flow restriction. 
          And nine months later, a USA TODAY investigation has found, dangerous and illegal bottles could be purchased with ease across the country.

          Deer hunter mistakenly kills two elk in northern Wisconsin

          From JSOnline:

          , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

          A Wisconsin bull elk is shown in a trail cam photo. (Photo: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
          A deer hunter mistakenly killed two bull elk on Monday in northern Wisconsin, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
          The incidents occurred on private property in Rusk County during the state's 2019 nine-day gun deer season, according to the agency.
          The hunter, an adult female, reported the shootings to law enforcement officials, said Todd Schaller, DNR chief conservation warden.
          The hunter's identify is not being released pending consultation of charges with the Rusk County district attorney, Schaller said.
          The elk were described as young bulls.
          Elk are typically at least twice as large as white-tailed deer. Elk also feature different coloration and antler shapes than deer.
          Schaller said the hunter failed to adhere to one of the cardinal rules of hunter safety - to be sure of the target.

          Drunken fools with high powered rifles.

          Azarian Lawsuit

          Dear City of Racine Alderpersons,

          Once again, City of Racine is being sued. This time it is over alleged
          fraud which was committed during the failed John Dickert/Cory Mason
          $65 million Machinery Row Development. The Judge has reviewed the
          Complaint, and while the questionably competent and potentially
          malfeasant City Attorney Scott Letteney asked for a dismissal - the
          Judge DENIED the dismissal, meaning that the suit is going forward and
          taxpayers will once again BOHICA. Taxpayers ALWAYS pay the bills for
          incompetent City Employees.

          The Crew over at Talking Racine has a video on this development, see:

 addition, a copy of the lawsuit may be reviewed at this link:

          Just remember - this lawsuit is going forward - Once again - theCity's request for dismissal was DENIED. Now you must decide whetherto defend or settle. No matter your decision - taxpayers will onceagain BOHICA - you can only now minimize the damage. I suggest you doso - because Cindy and I are sick and tired of paying for your poordecisions and failure to confront malfeasant and questionablycompetent Mayors - from Becker - to Dickert - to Mason.There are now 5! that's FIVE in the Mayor's Office - and yet here theCity is - being sued for FRAUD! What in the World are they doing inthe office all day? Or is 5! in the Mayor's office a jobs program forFamily & Friends.You need to *WAKE UP* and smell the coffee.When will former Mayor John Dickert and Mayor Cory Mason be criminallycharged for all their malfeasant and criminal acts?Yet another black eye for City of Racine - and it's gonna cost thetaxpayers huge amounts to defend the indefensible - please choose theleast cost option - admit the guilt and settle.Cory Mason must resign - or the Common Council needs to have himremoved from office - for the role he played in bringing this lawsuit.The Mayor's position must be eliminated - as the City only needs one,or perhaps two in the City Administrators position. That is ourpositive solution to the problem of 5! incompetents holding positionsin the Mayor's Office.Honest, Open, and Transparent Government must be restored! No moreRazzle - Dazzle con-men like John Dickert and Cory Mason.

          Thank you for your time,

          Tim & Cindy

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          Friday, November 29, 2019

          Publik Enemy #1

          NATEDOGG – Publik Enemy #1!

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          Four for Fridays!

          Good morning everyone I hope you survived Thanksgiving dinner. I am so sorry I am really late on posting the questions. We did not go up north for Thanksgiving because the roads are really bad so we made dinner at home. Here are your questions.

          1) Do you go and do the Black Friday shopping?

          2) If you do what stores do you go to?

          3) If you have in the past when was the last time you did?

          4) Do you do Black Friday shopping online?

          Have a great week and if you go out try to stay away from the idiots doing the Black Friday shopping.

          Foxconn likely will be a drag on Wisconsin economy, market-oriented researchers suggest

          From JSOnline:

          , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

          Work is done on structures at Foxconn Technology Group's planned flat-screen manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. - Photo by Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  (Photo: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

          Widely criticized by many on the left, Wisconsin’s deal with Foxconn Technology Group is now also under fire from the right side of the political spectrum.
          recent analysis published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University suggests that the Foxconn development – considering costs as well as benefits -- is likely to end up being a net loss to Wisconsin’s economy.
          “It wasn’t really talked about as a gamble but that’s really what it is,” said Matthew Mitchell, senior research fellow at Mercatus and the lead author of the study. “Anytime you do something like this you’re really trying to make a bet. And the risk factor here was not really emphasized.”
          The analysis by Mitchell and his colleagues contains assumptions and contingencies: How important was Wisconsin’s subsidy offer in Foxconn’s decision to locate here? How much will Foxconn spend on its planned flat-screen factory?
          But overall, the authors say the “most realistic range of estimates” indicates the Foxconn deal for the plant the company now is building will end up costing Wisconsin’s economy $1.2 billion to $6.0 billion over 15 years.
          That would shave somewhere between two-hundredths of a percent to about one-tenth of a percent off what the authors estimate the state’s gross domestic product will total over the period.
          A key takeaway, according to Mitchell: Descriptions of the economic effects of targeted incentives such as those Foxconn stands to receive typically lack context.
          “They tend to, I think, dramatically overestimate the benefits from subsidies (and) they completely ignore the costs,” he said.
          While the Foxconn deal has been sharply criticized by many as an extreme example of corporate welfare, Mitchell and his colleagues are hardly coming at their research from the left. The Mercatus Center is a market-oriented think tank with connections to the billionaire Koch family.
          But criticism of targeted economic incentives “brings together interesting ideological…bedfellows,” Mitchell said.
          “If you’re a free market person there’s reason to oppose favoritism on the grounds that it messes with the market process,” he said. “And if you’re a progressive there’s reason to oppose it because it favors the wealthy and well-connected at the expense of the poor and the unknown.”
          With then-Gov. Scott Walker backing the package, the Legislature in 2017 approved up to $3 billion in special tax credits intended to spur Foxconn to build a $10 billion flat-screen manufacturing complex and create 13,000 Wisconsin jobs. Given the state’s tax policies for manufacturing, the vast majority of the credits actually are likely to be cash payments.
          Foxconn has stuck by its 13,000-jobs pledge, but whether the firm ultimately captures anything close to the $3 billion is open to question. The initial deal envisioned that the company would build the largest and costliest type of flat-screen plant currently constructed, but Foxconn has scaled back those plans and now is building a significantly smaller factory in Mount Pleasant.

          Negative Mount Pleasant

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          Thursday, November 28, 2019

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          When an Investigation Is Not An Investigation – But a Cover-Up – Moar Scam -O- Rama in Mount Pleasant

          From Racine WI - Sin City:

          And to no one’s surprise – when the investigated use taxpayer funds to hire investigators to investigate themselves – the substance and facts of the Complainant are ignored, while the investigation into irrelevant issues sidetracks the substance of the complaint, finds that no wrong doing was committed and subsequently the investigated is acquitted of all charges.

          Read more:

          Copy of letter sent to MTP Trustees

          Dear Village Board,

          I wish you a happy and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

          That said, I have some very serious concerns about the investigation
          into the Complaint filed by Kelly Gallaher against South Shore Fire
          Chief Robert Stedman.

          The full text of Kelly's complaint is available here:

          It is my opinion that the actual investigation which looked at the
          "Let's Make A Better Mount Pleasant" website, interviewed Kelly and
          Robert, and searched Robert's E-Mails did not address any of the
          substance of the Complaint, but it certainly guaranteed an acquittal.

          There is a tremendous amount of evidence that someone inside Mount
          Pleasant Village Hall - or perhaps someone(S) is/are the Author.

          Serious admissions of circumstantial evidence – admissible in court –
          have been made by several MTP Officials, especially Trustee Anna Marie
          Clausen who promoted “Let’s Make A Better Mount Pleasant” on her
          Facebook page and stated “I don’t know who specifically does this but
          it is someone in DeGroot’s camp.” Just by coincidence, Village
          President David DeGroot, Trustee Anna Marie Clausen, and Fire Chief
          Robert Stedman have been seen together having breakfast at Castlewood
          Resturant together on numerous occasions – which links in well with
          Trustee Anna Marie Clausen promoting the website and claiming that the
          author is someone in DeGroot’s camp.

          While a .php error on the WordPress account revealed the creator to be
          fchief1951. Robert Stedman admits to using fchief for a user name in
          multiple accounts and was born in 1951.

          Posts on “Let’s Make A Better Mount Pleasant” contain specific
          information which would only be known to a small circle of Village
          public employees and elected officials, including that of Jerry Garski
          and Cindy Sherman. Cindy was politically active in Mount Pleasant
          during an election campaign for Jerry Garski. In 2015, Cindy moved to

          Instead of a serious and comprehensive investigation, Village
          President David DeGroot and his Gang of Trustees forced taxpayers to
          pay for some Kabuki Theatre which took 6 months to look at the website
          “Let’s Make A Better Mount Pleasant”, interview Kelly Gallaher and
          Robert Stedman, and search Robert Stedman’s E-mails. This is nothing
          less than an orchestrated cover-up which failed to address any of the
          serious allegations, facts and substance contained in the complaint.

          From the investigation:

          “Even if it could be established that Chief Stedman is the
          creator/administrator of the website, there is no evidence that he
          engaged in the alleged conduct while at work or on village time, or
          that he was speaking in his capacity as fire chief,” Hubacher said.
          “It’s not apparent from the posts that anyone who’s a village employee
          was posting on the website.”

          That is the great unknown - who was doing what and when, and in what
          capacity. That is still yet to be determined. The E-mails of Robert
          Stedman are irrelevant.

          More thoughts at: need Honest, Open and Transparent government.

          Thank you for your time.
          Tim & Cindy

          Investigation clears SSFD Chief Stedman; litigation could come

          From The Journal

          MOUNT PLEASANT — South Shore Fire Chief Robert Stedman has been cleared of any wrongdoing by an independent investigator after a complaint was filed against him in May. 
          The complaint was filed by Mount Pleasant resident Kelly Gallaher who alleged Stedman was the creator and administrator of a website called Let’s Make A Better Mount Pleasant. The website contained numerous posts about Gallaher and her comments during village meetings which she felt sexually harassed and defamed her. 
          Gallaher filed the complaint on May 13 after she was included in a Reply All podcast episode and said a listener looked into the Let’s Make A Better Mount Pleasant website and found an error that allegedly revealed the website’s administrator as having the username “fchief1951.”
          On Tuesday, the Police and Fire Commission met and determined that no further action against Stedman was necessary. 
          Stedman, who is on the commission, was not present at the meeting. 

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          Wednesday, November 27, 2019

          Tony Evers signs bill legalizing children's lemonade stands

          From The Journal

          Eve Dahl, center, helps a customer at her lemonade stand at the Burlington Farmers Market on May 17, 2018, as her service dog Finn keeps watch. Dahl has osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare genetic disease that affects bone formation, leaving her mostly confined to a wheelchair. To help her, she received a service dog from Service Dog Project.
          Christina Lieffring

          MADISON — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers signed a dozen bills into law on Monday, including one that allows children to operate lemonade stands without a license.
          The governor’s signatures bring the total number of laws he’s approved to 67, more than the 64 bills approved by former Republican Gov. Scott Walker by this time in 2017, the first year of the last legislative session.
          One of the 12 relatively minor bills Evers approved on Monday legalizes children’s lemonade stands. Under the new law, anyone under the age of 18 is permitted to operate a lemonade stand on private property without a permit, as long as annual sales are less than $2,000 a year.
          The law, by Sen. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, and Rep. Cody Horlacher, R-Mukwonago, also prohibits local governments from imposing bans on children’s lemonade stands.
          Evers also signed several other bills into law on Monday, ranging from one that requires builders to purchase wetland mitigation credits within the watershed they’re changing, and others meant to increase access to free and charitable clinics in Wisconsin.
          The bill signings come amid relative gridlock between Democrats and Republicans preventing either party from moving forward with their signature platform issues.