Lingerie Night at the Eager Beaver Bar Canceled After Kidnapping Attempt

The Eager Beaver bar in Appleton, Wisconsin has been operating for four years, and while neighbors have been unhappy in the past because the bar's too wild and noisy, they're now trying to shut the place down after a bartender was attacked after one of the establishment's weekly lingerie nights. » 7/21/14 11:30pm 7/21/14 11:30pm

Women in Wisconsin May Have to Wait 10 Weeks to Get an Abortion

Across the country, conservative legislators are gleefully endeavoring to enact laws that unnecessarily force abortion clinics to close, making it hugely difficult for women to have access to safe, legal abortions. And this week in Wisconsin, a federal judge is hearing arguments for and against Wisconsin's own shitty… » 6/05/14 4:00pm 6/05/14 4:00pm

Fetus's Lawyer Convinces Judge to Confine Drug-Free Pregnant Woman

Once upon a few months ago, in a horrible dark land called Wisconsin, a woman who was 14-weeks pregnant confessed to her doctor that in the previous year, she'd battled— and recently kicked— an addition to pills. But her doctor didn't believe her, so he told authorities. And under the justification of a surprisingly… » 10/24/13 11:15pm 10/24/13 11:15pm

Wisconsin Is The Latest To Instate Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who survived a recall last year thanks to his catchy campaign slogan ("Vote Scott Walker: He Keeps Your Vaginas... In A Cage!"), signed a law yesterday that requires all women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and ban doctors without admitting privileges from performing them at… » 7/06/13 2:00pm 7/06/13 2:00pm

Man Who Impersonated Neighbor to Schedule Craigslist Orgy Faces Prison

Craigslist, the parallel dimension where you can find a reasonably priced and barely stained couch as quickly as you can find a free handjob, is not to be trifled with, especially if that trifling involves the “casual encounters” section. Unfortunately, a Wisconsin man learned his lesson about not using Craigslist to… » 5/23/13 10:30pm 5/23/13 10:30pm

87-Year-Old Barkeep Fights for Her Right to Hang Bras From Ceiling

If you aren't already aware, bars in Wisconsin are a special breed of cheese curds and bizarre tradition. In a state with one bar for every 240 residents in one county, there's pretty much a watering hole for everyone, whether you're a burly biker with beef jerky breath or a soccer mom who likes to take shotskis on… » 5/20/13 5:00pm 5/20/13 5:00pm

Raw Milk Debate Has Maybe United Rural Conservatives, Urban Liberals

Wisconsin, America’s enchanted forest of cheeses, milks, and ice creams, is currently the home to one of the creamiest dairy debates in all the land about whether or not the governing powers that be should have the authority to punish dairy entrepreneurs for selling raw milk. If dairy consumers want to roll the dice… » 5/12/13 4:00pm 5/12/13 4:00pm

Planned Parenthood Begins Shuttering Clinics in Wisconsin

Due to right-wing wingnut Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's 2011 budget eliminations of public funding for Planned Parenthood, the group is suffering financially. Because of this, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced today that they're forced to close four locations in the state — Beaver Dam, Johnson Creek, Chippewa… » 2/18/13 10:45pm 2/18/13 10:45pm

State Legislators Propose Draconian New Abortion Restrictions, Because…

After a fairly disastrous election for Republicans, party faithful have begun wondering aloud if maybe the GOP should begin its much-touted focus on jobs and the economy rather than spinning its wheels in America's uterus with abortion restrictions that piss people off and end up being struck down in the court system,… » 11/26/12 2:35pm 11/26/12 2:35pm

Tammy Baldwin Agonizingly Close to Becoming the First Openly Gay Senator

Oh my gaaaaaaaaaahd, Tammy Baldwin! Is anyone else out there anxiety-pacing all-day all-night because you just want Tammy Baldwin to win so bad? Can't you just taste a Tammy Baldwin victory? (It tastes like blueberry muffins!) Baldwin is in a dead heat with Republican Tommy "Tom-Tom the Tomahawk" Thompson (hot-button… » 11/05/12 4:10pm 11/05/12 4:10pm

GOP Wisconsin Senate Candidate Tommy Thompson says he got into politics…

GOP Wisconsin Senate Candidate Tommy Thompson says he got into politics because his wife loves to shop. Yes, because she likes to rack up bills like a woman, she implored him to get back into politics and bring home the bacon. Yes, bring home the bacon so she can buy more bacon. And shoes. And chocolate. ACK!!! » 11/01/12 9:11pm 11/01/12 9:11pm