Congressman Glenn Grothman Wants Us to Spy on Food Stamp Users

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WisPolitics.com
Mr. Grothman goes to Washington, won't stop talking.

Media starling Glenn Grothman, a freshman Republican Congressman from Wisconsin, has struck again.

During a town hall in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Friday, Grothman warned constituents to keep an eye on food stamp users in grocery stores because he suspects a ton of them aren't actually poor.

"I would argue some people are arranging their life to be on Food Share. You just look at them and kind of wonder," Grothman said.


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Watch a 92-Year-Old Man Plow Into Parked Cars in Grocery Store Parking Lot

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Screenshot of Mayville Police's YouTube
Look out!

Russell Kerr was gingerly backing out of his parking space at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Mayfield, Wisconsin, just like a you'd imagine a 92-year-old driver would, when suddenly his foot got stuck on the accelerator.

Kerr panicked, according to Mayfield Police Chief Christopher MacNeill, as his car recklessly pinballed forward, backward, forward again, and around a corner where he hit a few more cars. Nine vehicles were damaged but no one was injured when the dust from his swerving mayhem settled.

It could've been worse if an off-duty firefighter hadn't rushed to the rescue.

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Wisconsin Steps Up Its Game, Moves to Allow Hard Liquor Samples in Grocery Stores

Categories: Weird Wisconsin

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Caspar Diederik via Flickr
Say what you want about Wisconsin, but its liquor game is on point
While Minnesotans battle just to buy liquor on the Sabbath, our adorable drunken neighbor to the east is zipping a bill through its legislature that would allow sampling of hard alcohol in grocery stores.

The measure has already made it out of committee in the state Assembly with broad bipartisan support. The bill's sponsor told the Associated Press he anticipates it passing unanimously.

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Roger Hanson Will Rebuild His Massive Ice Castle

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Screenshot of The Ice Project's Facebook page
"I'm not a quitter. My work here is not done."
Roger Hanson was back at work yesterday, attempting to Frankenstein back together his ruined attempt at creating the world's tallest ice castle on Barker Island in Superior, Wisc.

The 66-foot-tall tower was reduced to chunks of icy rubble when it collapsed Tuesday morning, and when we reached him that afternoon he was unsure if the city would let him try to rebuild it.

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Watch Roger Hanson's 66-Foot-Tall Ice Castle Come Crashing Down

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Courtesy of The Ice Project
What a bummer
UPDATE: Roger Hanson announced that he's giving this huge ice castle another go after receiving the green light from the city of Superior.

Just after 10 a.m. yesterday Roger Hanson's massive ice tower came tumbling down on Barker's Island in Superior, Wisc.

"Like everything, it had to come down at some given point. Mother Nature decided it was time to foil my plans," he said a few hours after his creation was ruined.

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Jimmy the Groundhog Bites Wisconsin Mayor in Sure Sign Winter Will End Soon

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Screenshot of Channel 3000 video
Maybe groundhogs are sick of playing weatherman?
Yesterday America trotted out its official rodent weatherman, Punxsutawney Phil for his annual Groundhog Day prognostication about the remaining length of this winter.

According to media reports Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, ensuring at least six more weeks of miserable cold, but did you know the famous Pennsylvanian weather rodent has a counterpart in Sun Prairie, Wisc.?

We say screw that east coast elitist Phil, what did the North's resident rodent meteorologist, Jimmy the Groundhog have to say?

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Thomas Fuselier Lost Cops in Car Chase, Captured When Fence Snags Fake Leg

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La Crosse Sheriff
Today's lesson, boys and girls: Wooded escapes from police pursuit can be hard with a fake leg.
Thomas Fuselier led police on a wild 11-mile chase that ended only after he got his prosthetic leg caught in a fence in the woods near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.

According to charges filed Wednesday, police tried to pull over Fuselier, 57, for a faulty brake light in the Holmen, Wisconsin. He refused to stop, instead opting to take Highway 53 north to some county back roads. He waved to cops while they chased him through the back roads of La Crosse County and lost them when he started power-sliding through turns on the slick, snow covered roads.


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Drunk Driving Suspect Kong Vue Had An Interesting Version of the Alphabet for Police

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La Crosse Police
"A, B, C ... I'll guna kill all yall"

A police officer responding to a car crash in downtown La Crosse early Sunday morning found Kong Vue blocking a busy roadway in a smashed up car with its lights off.

Under those circumstances the officer began giving Vue field sobriety tests, which he failed in spectacular fashion.

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Dear Wisconsin: Minnesota Wants a Divorce

Everyone thought we made such a cute couple, Wisconsin -- until you decided to go all Mississippi on our love
Dear Wisconsin:

I remember when we met at that barn dance 150 years ago. The other states were so stuck up. New York was all "Look at me!" And California was all "I like your shoes. Not." Texas got drunk on wine coolers and did what Texas always does: try to pick a fight with the smallest guy in the room.

But not you, Wisconsin.


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SCOTUS Ushers In Marriage Equality in Wisconsin

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Marriage equality became the law of the Land of 10,000 Lakes last year as a result of a bill passed by the DFL-controlled legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton.

In the Land of Cheese and Beer, on the other hand, it came from the U.S. Supreme Court's chambers in Washington, D.C., where earlier this week justices decided not to consider any of a number of cases challenging lower court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in individual states, including Wisconsin.

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