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Taking a bite out of crime fears

Taking a bite out of crime fears Waukesha is no hive of scum and villainy Waukesha Freeman Thursday, January 22, 2015 Page A8 Opinion The murder of Citgo station clerk Saeed Sharwani rattled the community last week. When the Waukesha Freeman asked online if residents thought Waukesha was an unsafe place to live, the vast majority of commentators agreed. As I drove past the Citgo station last week with... [Read more]


Quite a speech by Governor Scott Walker in Iowa today

Governor Scott Walker fired up the crowd today at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit. He told the story of the Act 10 protests, government reforms, defunding Planned Parenthood, passing voter ID, and passing concealed carry. He also admitted a mistake he made when shopping at Kohl’s Department Store. The theme for Walker’s speech was “If you’re not afraid to go big and go bold, you... [Read more]


Sonderhouse v Maxwell

It’s the thrilla’ in Minooka. Local attorney Ron Sonderhouse is taking on the politically connected Mike Maxwell for judge, branch 8 of the Waukesha County Circuit Court. Ron Sonderhouse Sonderhouse’s campaign is being managed by Mary Gainey who recently managed Scott Allen’s victory in the 97th Assembly district. Sonderhouse is taking an early lead in the endorsement contest.... [Read more]


Sonderhouse for the defense

Another defense attorney is running for office, and Media Trackers has found an unsavory client. Ron Sonderhouse is a Waukesha attorney running for judge against another attorney Mike Maxwell. In an article cross-posted at RightWisconsin, Nathan Schacht reports, Sonderhouse and his client were able to cut a plea deal with Waukesha County prosecutors in July of last year. The deal included Beardsley... [Read more]


Surprised the Potawatomi aren’t suing over Dave and Busters

It’s either a long-neglected problem or an economic segment Las Vegas casinos have overlooked. I’m talking about the problem of gambling by children. Fortunately, Troy Senik in the Ricochet.com newsletter “Daily Shot” reports the state of Florida and DisneyWorld are doing something about it: You know those impossible claw-games? You used to find them in bowling alleys, video... [Read more]


Walker’s state of the state …for an Iowa audience

Waukesha Freeman January 15, 2015 Page A6 Opinion Scott Walker’s STATE OF THE STATE for an Iowa audience Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State address was shorter than normal. In less than a half-hour, Walker managed to say they cut taxes, grew jobs, improved the schools, helped disabled people and “Go Packers!” I actually think shorter speeches are healthy. Over the years, I’ve jokingly... [Read more]


I may never be able to hear James Taylor without getting a bad case of the giggles again

No, this wasn’t The Onion, and it really happened. Secretary of State John Kerry went to France to belatedly support them after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and he took along James Taylor to sing. Mon Dieu! But Kerry didn’t make the trip alone — singer/songwriter James Taylor also attended an event at the Paris city hall, serenading the French people with his hit “You’ve... [Read more]


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