Mass Shooting in Wisconsin

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What is the meaning of the Wisconsin Recall election?

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Message from Wisconsin

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It’s now been 4 days since the voters of Wisconsin spoke. Uncategorized gov walker wisconsin recall voteAs i continue to sift through the tea leaves, I haven’t come up with anything beyond by initial reaction which was the following: 1. If you can out-spend your opponent 7, 8 or 9 to 1, you can do two things. Make your opponent a lot more disliked. If you are equally disliked, you can still win an election by a large margin (7 points, in the case of Gov. Walker).

Wisconsin Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad Of Nine (With Six Women) To Stop Procreating

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Ryan ally in Wisconsin: ‘Some girls rape easy’ Maddow Blog

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What is the Future for Government Workers’ Pensions?

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Governor Walker's Negative Ratings Make for Good Comedy « TJWALKER.

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scott walker , John Stewart , wisconsin This entry was posted on March 11, 2011, 2:39 pm and is filed under Communications , Crisis Communications , Government & Politics , Humor. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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The Unintended Consequences of Ending Shared Governance

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As I wrote in my last post, efficiency-minded legislators are raising questions about the role faculty play in decision-making on campuses across the University of Wisconsin System, and whether shared governance represents an expensive and wasteful practice.

IABC Silver Quill Awards: Pacific Region

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The Pacific Plains Region includes communicators from: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Earn recognition for your speechwriting skills (and other business communication expertise) from the Pacific Plains Region of IABC.

Bloomberg Brand: Reaching out by attacking both presidential candidates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Recently a total of 18 people have died in massacres in Colorado and Wisconsin. Presidential campaigns are ideal vehicles for others to create brandnames for themselves or enhance the one they already have. 

New Joke Contest — Official State Book/Movie/Song

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Here are three examples : Book: Wisconsin–Who Moved My Cheese? The theme for our October joke contest is Official State Book/ Movie/Song. These are not really the official books/movies/songs. You make them up. Hopefully your connections and creativity will make your lines funny. This theme was inspired by a suggestion submitted by Sol Morrison from Santa Barbara. Movie: North Dakota–Frozen. Song: California–Good Vibrations. Write as many lines as you can.

GP Rep Claims First Lady has a “Large Posterior”

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Jim Sensenbrenner R Wisconsin is getting the biggest press coverage of his life. He’s on the front page of the Drudge Report, Huffington Post and, basically, everywhere else. Did he finally author earth-shattering legislation after 33 years in Congress? He said the First Lady has a “Large Posterior.” A Democratic operative recently overheard [.]. Uncategorized cell phones first aldy interceptions Media Sensenbrenner

Political Dynasties Are Forever

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Former Governor of Florida, he's off to Wisconsin to fundraise for the GOP candidate for Governor Scott Walker.  Just try killing off a political dynasty.    Not even the myopic members of it can do that. Politico reports that Jeb Bush is back.    We are likely to hear lots more from Jeb.

"Troubled" and "Troubling" - Verbal Pivot for Protecting Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Paul Ryan told the Wisconsin audience he was "troubled" by what Donald Trump said about women in that same tape which is swallowing Bush's career. NBC  is "troubled" by the Billy Bush locker-room crude banter.

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Drudge Report Ramps Up Trump Support - Damns Paul Ryan With Headline "Pussy-Whipped"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" In a speech in Wisconsin, Ryan said that he found Trump's banter with Billy Bush "troubling." Drudge Report didn't have a moment of ambivalence during this latest crisis for the GOP in Campaign 2016. The conservative and influential news site found a shrewd way to stand toe-to-toe with those damning Trump for lewd talk. And that is by deriding House Speaker Paul Ryan with the headline "Pussy-Whipped."

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Lean Startups & Patents - Briefing for Communications Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Best places for patent holders are Virginia Eastern, Delaware, Texas Eastern, Wisconsin Western, and Florida Middle. Only 1 to 2% of patents ever get litigated. But, the topic is a critical one for startups.

2016 56

Drudge Report Breaks Pledge to Never Again Post Photos of Hillary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That didn't take long. Earlier this month, the conservative Drudge Report pledged this: Never to post again a photo of Hillary Clinton. The Drudge Report's signature had become headlining with unflattering photos of Hillary.

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M&M - Rebranding Chris Christie

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The loss in Wisconsin could be the beginning of a downward trajectory.  Gleefully, the enemies of Chris Christie might be rejoicing. The politico he has been supporting - Donald Trump - is stumbling.

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Donald Trump - Can this Brand Be Saved?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If Trump does what is necessary to save his brand that might or might not be enough to give him a victory in Wisconsin. The Washington Post made it official: Donald Trump had the worst week among politicos. The perfect storm, to use that cliche, was the combination of two developments. 

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New Joke Contest — State Slogans

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Wisconsin: Chez Cheese. The theme for this month’s contest is STATE SLOGANS. Thanks to Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, for suggesting this theme. Many states have slogans, such as New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die.” ” Your challenge is to create a State Slogan that is not real, but funny. Here are three examples: Kansas: Not in OZ Anymore. North Dakota: The Snow Me State. Challenge yourself to write a dozen lines. Maybe more.

Foxconn Comes to WI - Big Opportunity for Employment Journalist to Go Under Cover, Tell That Story

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to Wisconsin Economic Development, the average wage for manufacturing jobs at Foxconn's southeastern WI site could be about $54,000. Here are other details from Bloomberg.

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New Evidence on Need-Based Grant Aid

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This is very similar to what my team is learning from studying a Wisconsin grant program. They also find that the impacts of need-based aid are strongest for students who did well in high school but are below the cut-off for the Florida Bright Futures grant, again mirroring findings from Wisconsin. Critically, the authors also note that most students got this need-based grant just once-- as in Wisconsin, many lost it between the first and second years of college.

Stock Price - CEO's Too-Earnest Apology Can Sink It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Researchers Daryl Koehn of DePaul University and Maria Goranova of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee analyzed corporate apologies. "Father, let's keep this mea culpa light. I don't want to sink the company stock price. Or sound, well, too feminine."

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‘Tis the Season … for Commencement Speeches

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Also: Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed me for a one-hour show on commencement speeches: www.wpr.org #070523M (&# At Issue with Ben Merens&# ). I’ve received several requests for information on writing commencement speeches. For starters, turn to CAN YOU SAY A FEW WORDS? (St. Martin’s Press, 2006). The book features a large chapter on commencement speeches.

When the right words create the wrong message

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John Kasich of Ohio was there, as was Scott Walker of Wisconsin. by Peter Watts. Addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition, Governor Chris Christie accidentally dropped a geographic f-bomb that left him apologizing to the gathering’s sponsor, leading GOP cash donor, Sheldon Adelson.

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Contest Results — State of the Humor

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Wisconsin is funny because you can be cheesy and that’s a good thing. Here are the top lines for the February Joke Contest — State of the Funny. Some of our subscribers said that this contest was more difficult than most. New contests are announced on the first of the month. The next contest starts on March 1, 2015. Here are our top three and honorable mention entries: ** FIRST PLACE **. The District of Columbia is funny because it has the most politicians.

Commencement speeches

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Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed me for a one-hour show on commencement speeches (May 23 2007). It’s the season when speechwriters start tackling those all-important commencement assignments. To get you started: 1. You’ll find an entire chapter devoted to commencement speeches in CAN YOU SAY A FEW WORDS? (St. Martin’s Press, 2006). This chapter will give you practical guidelines, plus excerpts from a wide range of commencements.

Investors Watching Lead Paint Litigation Issues: Sherwin-Williams, Arco et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, over in Wisconsin, attorney Peter Earle has filed a lawsuit, reports the JOURNAL SENTINEL , to declare the provision of the state budget unconstitutional which interferes with litigation against the former lead paint companies. 

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15 famous commencement speeches by women speakers

The Eloquent Woman

Carol Bartz's 2012 commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison was full of plain speaking from the ex-CEO of Yahoo!,

Higher Education - Niche in Turmoil

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Others, such as at the University of Wisconsin, could be closed. The business of advanced professional degrees keeps changing. It took a while for prospective law school students post-Crash in the legal sector to realize the golden age of BigLaw was over.

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This Week in History: US Government

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1854 The founding of the Republican party (at a meeting in Wisconsin). From February 28 through March 6: 1845 The first time that a presidential veto was overridden by Congress. 1849 US Department of the Interior was created (first known as the Home Department) . 1919 From Associate Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: “The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and creating a panic.&#.

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

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Wisconsin: Home of Cheesy Humor. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. Here are the top lines selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players). The Theme: State Slogans. ** FIRST PLACE **. California: All Shook Up. Terry Wall, Washington Township, New Jersey. ** SECOND PLACE **.

"But we're decentralized," Pope could contend

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

in the Wisconsin lawsuit regarding alleged clergy sex abuse of deaf boys might have come up with a novel legal defense for the Holy Sea.  The U.S. attorney Jeffrey S. Lena representing the Pope et al.   It's usually the kind of concept you hear in corporate circles, not religious ones: Decentralization. In an interview with Monica Daley of THE NEW YORK TIMES, Lena points out that the complaint rests on the assumption that the Roman Catholic Church operates top-down. 

Children Who Walk, Talk, Smirk & Kill Like Psychopaths - Some Are Being Helped

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One treatment facility which is producing results is the Mendota Juvenile Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  A classic on "Criminal Minds" has been the two-part episode about the Prince of Darkness.

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Thoughts About the Future of UW-Madison? Please Share!

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How should the UW-Madison community work to ensure that its relationship with the people of the state of Wisconsin improves over the next 10 years? We are welcoming a new chancellor to UW-Madison this fall, along with many other new leaders. I have been receiving many emails from colleagues and students expressing feelings (both positive and negative) about campus life and the direction it is taking, and in response I will soon begin to host Room for Debate - style forums on key topics.

Will the Campuses Crumble? A Dream of the Future involving Detroit, Mad Men, and Samuel Clemens

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Thomas, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Walking around campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison the place would seem to last forever. This post is authored by R.

Joke Contest Results — Comedy Across the Globe

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Wisconsin Comedy: If you want to hear a gouda joke, they tell the. It’s time for the results of our December Joke Contest. The theme is Comedy Across the Globe. It’s not factual. It’s just intended to be funny. Our entries were evaluated by a panel of 12 judges (speakers and improv players). Exercise your humor skills in next month’s contest which will be announced on January 1 , 2015. Past contests. Here are the top lines for this month. ** FIRST PLACE **.

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Paul Ryan Factor: Insider, bound to alienate Baby Boomer voters

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Into the troubled GOP campaign for the White House, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has parachuted in.    POLITICO , along with many other influential media properties, has deconstructed the pros and cons of this choice. 

Famous Speech Friday: Nancy Hanks on the student she expelled

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Hanks, now an administrator in Madison, Wisconsin's school system, used the first part of her speech to share her thought process about what to say that day. Sometimes the organization that helped you get your start asks you to come back and share wisdom in the form of a speech.

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From The Eloquent Woman Index: 8 famous commencement speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Carol Bartz''s 2012 commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison was full of plain speaking from the ex-CEO of Yahoo!, Cue the Pomp and Circumstance , it''s that time of year again.