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Tonight’s debate prep brought to you by RightWisconsin

Over at RightWisconsin, the contributors (including moi) were asked to give our preview of tonight’s Republican debate. Of course, we all said that this debate will rank up there with the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the Buckley-Reagan debate on the Panama Canal. Well, actually, we said quite the opposite, as you can imagine. It has the potential to be a replay of the Holyfield-Tyson fight, but... [Read more]


No, really, we meant never

One of the most annoying complaints about “Never Trump” position is that somehow those who said they would never support Donald Trump are somehow responsible if he loses. If we say we’re never voting for Trump, and the Republicans nominate Trump, then surely the Republican voters took into account that we would never, ever vote for Trump. The Never Trump movement won’t elect... [Read more]


Reince, Never means Never Trump

Waukesha Freeman 9/22/2016 Page A6 Opinion Reince, Never means Never Trump Conservatives will be in opposition if Trump wins One of the advantages of living in Wisconsin is that the outcome of the presidential campaign is relatively predetermined. A Republican has not won our state’s electoral votes since 1984. Unless Hillary Clinton’s prevarications begin to take an unlikely and so-far unseen... [Read more]


The Friday Afternoon Cocktail after Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump

So much for voting your conscience, or not letting an insult of your wife and father slide. This is Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Donald Trump: Update🚨Here is Ted Cruz's official endorsement of Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/GGIKRvVXRx — Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) September 23, 2016 This is me heading to the bar. Look, I get it. Cruz’s constant bashing of “the... [Read more]


City will save with county dispatch

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 09/15/2016 Page A05 Opinion City will save with county dispatch Government control not more important than safety The city of Waukesha is debating again the idea of letting the county handle the dispatch operations for police and firefighters. Once again we have a report, this time from an outside consultant, that recommends against the idea. Perhaps the city should hire... [Read more]


An Old Fashioned Friday Afternoon Cocktail

Our good friends at the McPaper chain have found an instruction video for making an Old Fashioned that they would not recommend following at home, especially if you’re a Wisconsinite: Okay, I’ll admit that’s a little more than 3 oz of bourbon. As one YouTube commenter posted, “May as well just pour the other ingredients into the bottle and drink from that.” At least the... [Read more]


Trump’s Obamacare clone

Remind me again why some Republicans were not enthusiastic about Mitt Romney? The health care issue? Just prior to the Wisconsin primary, I wrote for MacIver: The most interesting aspect of the Trump plan is call to make Medicaid a block grant program. What the Trump campaign means by block grant is not really a block grant. Elsewhere in the plan, it states, “As we allow the free market to provide... [Read more]


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