Wisconsin’s Republicans: not fighting to create jobs, but fighting to allow you to keep roadkill!

Among the myriad bills Republican Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed into law late last week was 2011 Assembly Bill 334, which would allow motorists who wish to keep boar, wild turkey, or certain small game animals that were killed by their motor vehicle, to do so.

Apparently Republican State Reps. Tom Tiffany and Scott Suder and Republican State Sen. Terry Moulton gave up on creating jobs in Wisconsin, instead turning their legislative attention to the pressing issue of whether or not motorists get to keep their roadkill.

Yep, those Republicans in the State Legislature sure did tackle some really tough, important issues this session.

Glenn Grothman, man of enlightenment (not!)

Republican State Sen. Glenn Grothman, while justifying his push to repeal equal pay laws for women in Wisconsin: “money is more important for men.”

Sen. Grothman also explained that whatever gaps exist between the wages earned by men versus those earned by women must surely stem from the decision by women to prioritize raising children over their careers.

I can’t help but wonder what qualifies Glenn Grothman to speak with any authority on any issue relating to women, families, or child rearing, given the fact that he’s an unmarried man who has no children.

Newt Gingrich, check bouncer

According to a report by Paul Rolly of the Salt Lake Tribune, Republican presidential candidate/grifter Newt Gingrich may not be on the ballot for the Utah presidential primary election after a $500 check to written to pay the fee to qualify as a candidate bounced.

Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas said a designated agent for the Gingrich campaign brought the filing papers and a check for $500 in March, but the state was notified by the bank that the check had bounced.

I understand that Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign is on its last legs, but the fact that his campaign bounced a check for $500 to get him on the ballot in Utah speaks volumes about the type of president Gingrich would have been – fiscally irresponsible and lacking in good judgment.

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