Issues in the News, local edition:
I. Club 30 is a club (seems to be an exotic dancing club) in Milwaukee. According to a church close by, dancers engaged in sex acts with patrons. I don't know if it is true, it might be, but if so, so what? That club has contributed more in tax revenue to the city of Milwaukee then that church ever has in fact. Who pays for the police and fire protection of that church?
Who pays for the infrastructure that goes by that church, including roads and sewage lines? In part, that club. If consenting adults want to engage in a transaction for money, that should be their right. Prostitution should be legalized, and regulated.
Along as all the dancers in that club are consenting adults then I have no problem in what goes on in there. After all, these acts aren't being performed in a church so why do we allow the church's values to dictate what goes on in these type of clubs?
II. Sheriff David Clarke threatened to arrest Milwaukee County House of Correction head, Michael Hafemann, for not taking in more jail inmates, from the Milwaukee County Jail. Clarke by the way is a man who ignored judicial orders and rulings on such things on work release for inmates.
The supposed arrest was to be for obstruction of justice. Clarke thinks he is a tyrant, but he is a fool. I hope the people of Milwaukee County remember these acts of his come the next election.
III. The Scott Walker administration, supported an organization, United Sportsmen of Wisconsin to promote hunting and fishing. Seems the group didn't have the proper non-profit status and the administration and Republicans in the legislature put $28 million in federal aid in jeopardy in the process. All over to support a group that supports Walker, and has ties to a group, the NRA, that believes violent felons can be trusted to tell the truth at gun shows without background checks.
IV. Finally, Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir and Wisconsin Attorney General Van Hollen have taken the position that state legislators are above the law and not subject to Open Records lawsuits, when they break the law and deny records. See, while the state constitution bars lawsuits against legislators while in session, they are taking this to mean along as she is a state senator, and has power, she cannot be sued, period.
Actually the legislature is in session for a relative short time, it does not include when the legislators are at home watching a Packer game. Shame, shame on both Vukmir and Van Hollen.