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diving into dark realities of public service jobs

Diving into the Dark Realities of Public Service Jobs

We kick off the show by asking, “What are jobs that you never thought would be physically dangerous but now are?” in light of the two staff members attacked with a metal bat.

Then we discuss what’s got more spin, Comer’s investigation of Biden or Durham’s report on the FBI.

Then we have an update on Wisconsin’s Senate Watch – Tom Tiffany and Eric Hovde.

Finally: Wisconsin in the Wild.

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What Are Jobs That You Never Thought Would be Physically Dangerous But Now Are?

Who would ever think being a congressional staffer could put you in the hospital? 

Two staff members who work for Rep. Gerry Connolly (D, VA-11) were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries yesterday after a person wielding what appeared to be a metal baseball bat walked into the congressman’s northern Virginia office and struck the staffers. 

The suspect faces charges of aggravated malicious wounding and malicious wounding. He had entered the Fairfax, Virginia, district office yesterday morning, asking for Connolly, who was not there. A senior aide and an intern were hit in the head and side, respectively, according to authorities. 

The attack follows a series of threats against lawmakers, their families, and associates. Last year, the US Capitol Police recorded more than 9,000 threats, up 400% in the past six years, and investigated 7,501 cases, including the intruder attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-11). 

See a report here.

Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Jobs that shouldn’t be inherently dangerous but are becoming more so, got us thinking about the traditionally dangerous jobs in America

Here are the top 10:

  1. Tree trimmers and pruners
  2. Commercial pilots
  3. Farm and ranch animal workers (including aquaculture)
  4. Logging workers
  5. Roofers
  6. First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers
  7. Agricultural equipment operators 
  8. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
  9. Underground mining machine operators
  10. Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians

Political Investigations and Neglected Issues

Which “investigation” is getting a bigger spin job and from which side of the aisle? 

On the right, we have James Comer’s investigation into the Biden Family corruption. Not only did he have to admit he has zero evidence last week during his hearing, but over the weekend he told a  stunned Maria Bartiromo that he has “lost” his key “informant” in his pursuit of President Joe Biden’s family. Of course, one side is making fun of him and another side is peddling Clinton-esque conspiracy theories of disappearing people. 

Then we have John Durham releasing his report on the agency’s probe into allegations linking former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign to Russia, and he concluded that it should never have happened. The 306-page report states that the agency rushed into the investigation based on “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence” while being much more cautious regarding claims against Hillary Clinton. The report is unlikely to end partisan fighting over the issue, especially since Durham’s four years of work yielded few court victories. There we have one side saying this is a total nothing burger and another side saying this proves the FBI is corrupt. 

Wisconsin in the Wild

Wisconsin in the wild jeopardy. Give it a read here.

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