Saturday, August 27th, 2016

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Friday afternoon cocktail, the perfect Gin and Tonic

We haven’t done one of these in a while, but a topic came up and it’s piqued my curiosity. Does it matter which tonic water you use as a mixer? Our friend Ryan Ojibway says his wife has to use Schwepps for the traditional Gin & Tonic. I’ve never noticed that much of a difference, but then I typically just use tonic to stave off malaria.  Is Canada Dry unacceptable? Can you go... [Read more]


Great Lakes Cities Initiative all wet

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/25/2016 Pag.A06 Opinion Great Lakes Cities Initiative all wet Should worry about Chicago instead The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is all wet. The organization is asking the Great Lakes governors to reconsider their unanimous decision to approve the city of Waukesha’s application for a diversion of Lake Michigan water. There is nothing new in the cities’... [Read more]


Trump will be Trump

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/18/2016 Pag.A06 Opinion Trump will be Trump West Bend speech end of rational campaign As if southeastern Wisconsin hasn’t suffered enough in recent days, Sean Hannity of Fox News held a “town hall” event in Milwaukee Tuesday night with presidential candidate Donald Trump. It was probably modeled after the presenting of a crown to Caesar described by Shakespeare,... [Read more]


The bubble wrap of Florence Foster Jenkins

For Florence Foster Jenkins, the inevitable comparison will be to Sunset Boulevard, the life of an aging performer living a Potemkin existence. However, instead of Billy Wilder’s wicked insights into end of Hollywood’s Golden Age, director Stephen Frears goes into the sheltered world of “high society” after the age of Gatsby. The result is a sympathetic look at the real life of a performer... [Read more]


Wisconsin GOP is the Ryan Party

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/11/2016 Page A06 Opinion Wisconsin GOP is the Ryan Party Bad night for Chris Larson Any discussion of Tuesday night’s election results has to begin with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s victory over recent transplant and alt-Right favorite Paul Nehlen. In the closing days of Nehlen’s campaign he even said there should be a discussion about deporting all Muslims from the... [Read more]


It’ll be like the zoo, only no cages between us and the audience

Looking for lunch entertainment on September 20 in Waukesha County? The Waukesha County Business Alliance, the Young Professionals Program, has asked moi to appear with Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now on a politics panel. Jeff Mayers of Wispolitics drew the short straw to be the moderator. It should be an entertaining and informative discussion. I suspect we’ll discuss things like Donald Trump’s... [Read more]


That’s one way to describe the Nehlen dumpster fire

Actual Breitbart headline: Here is the “fire” that was set: You can get a bigger crowd for a demonstration for a timeshare…  in Beloit. Print this entry Read More →


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