Sunday, July 5th, 2015

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Quick reversal on Open Records debacle

Somebody was incredibly stupid for trying to pass the changes to the open records law, and the Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee did themselves no favor voting for it. Governor Scott Walker and Legislative Leaders Make Statement on Government Transparency Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and the Joint Finance Committee... [Read more]


Science on Waukesha’s side

Waukesha Freeman 7/2/2015 Page A6 Opinion Science on Waukesha’s side DNR draft says no alternative to Lake Michigan According to a the draft Environmental Impact Statement from the Department of Natural Resources, there is no reasonable alternative for the city of Waukesha’s water supply. We must go east to Lake Michigan for a diversion to supply our city. Glad to see the DNR is finally catching... [Read more]


Incumbency helps Kapenga to victory

Waukesha Freeman 6/25/2015 Page A5 Opinion Incumbency helps Kapenga to victory Another special election is coming Let’s go over just a few notes from Tuesday’s special primary election for state Senate before we let you return to the beach. As you may have read in the Waukesha Freeman, Brian Dorow lost to state Rep. Chris Kapenga. Kapenga now faces Democrat Sherryll Shaddock in the July 21 special... [Read more]


Kapenga says prevailing wage a big issue with the voters

An advantage of running a political campaign in the midst of the budget process is that you get to hear directly from your constituents what issues are of concern to them. The example is State Rep Chris Kapenga who just won a special Republican primary election for state senate in the Waukesha area. Kapenga told WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes on Wednesday that the big issue with voters is the repeal of... [Read more]


Where in the world is my beer?

The Wall Street Journal reports today on a successful lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev because of the false impression Becks is brewed in Germany. Beck’s used to be brewed in Germany, owned by local German families until 2002 when it was sold to Belgium’s Interbrew, which then merged with Brazil’s AmBev, to become InBev, which in turn acquired Anheuser-Busch. Production of Beck’s moved... [Read more]


Somebody close to Ann Coulter tell her to please stop

After Ann Coulter mistakenly called South Carolina Governor Nikky Haley “an immigrant” and accused her of being ignorant of American history, Coulter takes another swing at Haley today. This time she actually compares Haley to “…Maj. Nidal Hasan, Anwar al-Awlaki, {and} Octomom.” @AnnCoulter Please explain how South Carolina governor is "an immigrant", to quote... [Read more]


Twilight of the Scandinavian Welfare State

Part of me says I’ll believe it when I see it, but the Scandinavians and the Finns are getting impatient for reform of the welfare state. With the loss in Denmark last week, Sweden is now the only remaining country in the Nordic region run by a social-democratic prime minister. But even there it wasn’t the left that won the latest election. The combined support for the three parties on the... [Read more]


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