Shirley S. Abrahamson was born December 17, 1933, so on her next birthday she will be 78 years old. So all Gov Walker and the Wisconsin State Legislature need to do is set the Judicial Retirement Age to 78. Pretty simple, eh?
Wisconsin State Constitution, Article VII, Section 24, part 2: "Unless assigned temporary service under subsection (3), no person may serve as a supreme court justice or judge of a court of record beyond the July 31 following the date on which such person attains that age, of not less than 70 years, which the legislature shall prescribe by law"
Old Shirley turns 78 on December 17, 2011, so her last day on the Court would be July 31, 2012.
David Prosser turns 78 on December 24, 2020, so under the new retirement age of 78 he would have to leave the Court on July 31, 2021. But that's when his current term ends anyway.
The rest of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices, with their birth dates and when their terms end. I'll let you do the math:
Please forward this to all the Wisconsin Republicans you know. Thanks!
Photo by Jim Kohli. PhotoChanced by me.
They'll be wearing these against the 49ers this Sunday. Fan reaction varies:
These uniforms are fantastic! They’re better than the usual ones the team wears, which are nice. People need to get educated about these jerseys: they’re the Pack’s Notre Dame jerseys. Curly Lambeau played at Notre Dame under Knute Rockne and alongside George Gipp. He founded the Packers after leaving Notre Dame and chose Notre Dame’s blue and gold for the Packers original uniform colors. Green was added and blue quietly dropped many years later. Its great the Pack is bringing the blue back. Go Pack. ...
Time to throw out the throw-backs. They make me throw up! They changed from these for a reason. They’re ugly. If I had a ticket to this game I would want my money back. Show me the Packers, not some slick designer’s history project. If we really want a throw-back game, why don’t we also broadcast it in black and white. No thanks.
I saw you on TV tonight. After you get done being less than truthful to the camera ("Scott Walker says he would ban stem cell research in Wisconsin. That's right, ban it.") you ask "But how can you be against hope?" Indeed. How can one be against Hope?
As a big fan of Hope myself I am assuming, and hoping, that your son Andrew can walk, and talk, and play, and dress himself, and go to the bathroom on his own. If so, that's more than our son Ryan has been able to do since his brain injury in 1991. Here's a picture of him I took and touched up six years ago:
It's kinda funny when you think about it, isn't it? I mean, that you're the one who seems to be without Hope. If there were some Miracle Cure that meant Ryan could walk and talk and play again but the side effect would be that he would have Juvenile Diabetes for the rest of his life, don't you think I'd snap up that bargain in an instant? Of course I would, and I'd never look back.
So what happened to your Hope? May I gently suggest that when The Truth became a casualty of The Lie For The Greater Good, that your Hope was wounded as well. Progress is not to be made by lying to ourselves or to the television camera. We know this in our Heart of Hearts. But we all need to be reminded of this sometimes.
Which leads me to why I'm voting for Scott Walker for Governor of Wisconsin. He's a rather straightforward fellow who says what he thinks and then goes about doing his job the best he can. Someone who does what he says he's going to do, to the best of his ability. Someone who can get Wisconsin back on track. And someone who doesn't run sleazy campaign ads, like the one you just appeared in.
Not The Real Workers
This statue is a politically correct homage to "Teamwork" featuring a white guy, a black guy, and a woman. Here are the real iron workers who lost their lives building Miller Park:
Jerome Starr, Jeffrey Wischer, William DeGrave
So back to my original question: Why Does Bud Selig Get A Statue At Miller Park When The Three Workers Who Died Building It Do Not?