Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Faces June 5 Recall

                                         [photo credit: Megan McCormick]

Public sector labor unions tried and failed to take control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

They tried and failed to tip control of the state senate to the Democrats.

Now they're trying to recall GOP Governor Scott Walker (and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch) on June 5.

Will the labor bosses get a trifecta or hat trick for election defeats. Let's hope so.

Recent polls suggest that Walker is doing okay.

Based on his demeanor and body language in this interview, Walker seems calm and assertive despite the never-ending political onslaught:

Cesar Milan, the "Dog Whisperer," Quietly Settles Divorce

                                                  photo credit: DodgersMom Photography

There is dog news outside of the world of politics...

"Dog Whisperer" Cesar Milan's divorce will be taking a bite out of his income, according to TMZ.

TMZ apparently got its hands on courthouse documents in which Milan, the star of the highly rated National Geographic Channel series, reportedly agreed to pay his wife Illusion $400,000 plus a monthly alimony payment of $23,000 along with child support for his two kids of $10,000 a month.

So apart from the lump-sum payment, Milan is on the hook to his ex for nearly another $400K every year for the foreseeable future.

Disturbingly, TMZ also claims that the the settlement contains confidentiality language including legalese that, when translated, prohibits the release of any sex tapes.

Milan, who says he "rehabilitates dogs and trains people," portrayed himself on television as a devoted family man. Marriages can fail in all walks of life, obviously, and for all kinds of reasons, but perhaps the Southern California celebrity lifestyle was a factor in the end of this particular relationship.

Did Milan follow his own advice about "no touch, no talk, no eye contact" when on the road?

The former dog groomer and dog walker who otherwise epitomizes the American Dream brings home about two million bucks a year so presumably he was able to "stay clam and assertive" during the divorce proceedings.

The couple separated in 2010.