Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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A public service announcement about the Oscars

Tonight a bunch of overpaid actors and actresses are going to engage in an orgy of self-congratulations about how wonderful they are. Many of them will forget their actual place in the world to take the opportunity to make political statements, irritating half the country that voted for Donald Trump, and even many of us who didn’t. I haven’t watched the Oscars since that awful movie Shakespeare... [Read more]


Holtz versus Humphries in the WISN Thunderdome

WISN’s Dan O’Donnell moderated a radio debate between DPI Superintendent candidates Lowell Holtz and John Humphries. Current Superintendent Tony Evers declined to join them. It was a spirited debate, complete with some personal attacks. I don’t make endorsements, and over at Wisconsin Watchdog we’re more focused on policy, waste, fraud and abuse, than election reporting. I’m... [Read more]


Al Jarreau, RIP

Seven-time Grammy winner and Milwaukee native Al Jarreau passed away. He was 76. From Reuters: Jarreau was hospitalized for exhaustion last week and forced to cancel his remaining tour dates for 2017. He announced on Wednesday he was giving up touring. A post on his Facebook page on Thursday said he had been “recovering slowly and steadily.” “His son reports that he caught his dad... [Read more]


Worth Reading Wiggy Last Week

Over at Wisconsin Watchdog: Surprise: No protesters disrupted Shapiro event at Marquette By James Wigderson  /  February 10, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, News, Wisconsin  /  2 Comments It’s a sign of how intolerant campus culture has become when the news about a controversial speaker visiting a college is that it occurred without protesters violently disrupting the event. Read More... [Read more]


So a little update is long overdue

Since I’m chaining myself to the desk today, I thought I would bring everyone up to speed on the comings and goings and what-not. If you’ve checked out my Facebook page, my writer’s Facebook page, or my Twitter page this morning, you’ll notice I changed the header picture. One, because the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha took an awesome photo and I couldn’t help using it: Two,... [Read more]


Predictions of the past, predictions of the future

“Then came the shade of Teiresias from Thebes, holding a golden staff. He knew who I was and started speaking: ‘Resourceful Odysseus, Laertes’ son and Zeus’ child, what now, you unlucky man? Why leave the sunlight, come to this joyless place, and see the dead? Move from the pit and pull away your sword, so I may drink the blood and speak the truth.’ The year 2016 A.D. is gone and 2017... [Read more]


Meanwhile, over at Wisconsin Watchdog

Catching up on recent posts over at Watchdog.org: Oconomowoc schools investigating marketing director who did consulting work during business hours By James Wigderson  /  December 22, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  3 Comments “We’ll continue to investigate in our fact-finding until we can reach some logical conclusions, and then we’ll take whatever actions we deem necessary,”... [Read more]


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