Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Residents of Lesbos are suing over the word, “Lesbians,” wanting it reserved for residents of their island. Three islanders from Lesbos – home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between women – have taken a gay rights group to court for using the word lesbian in its name. One of the plaintiffs said […]

The State Bar of Wisconsin has elected a new president-elect, Douglas W. Kammer, of Kammer and Studinski. Kammer’s term begins July 1 when Diane S. Diel, solo practitioner, Milwaukee, succeeds Thomas J. Basting Sr., Madison, as State Bar president. “I’m honored to serve my peers as president of the State Bar of Wisconsin,” says Kammer. […]

How long before Waukesha Alderman Rick Tortomasi suggests smoking and non-smoking sections at the (publicly-owned) Prairie Home Cemetery? “I’m sorry, but the smoking section is all filled. Did your loved-one like pets?” Print this entry

Here’s a question for the Waukesha Common Council. If the publicly-owned Prairie Home Cemetary couldn’t compete with private companies because they weren’t selling all of the accoutrements of burial, why are we encouraging so-called “green burials”? Print this entry

Our friend the Asian Badger found this wonderful time-killer. Like Rock’em-Sock’em Robots, it’s Clinton vs. Obama. It’s fun to be a Republican. Print this entry

The (publicly owned) Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha is looking to spend $20,000 to figure out where to bury the pets and where to bury the people who don’t want caskets. They’re asking City Administrator Lori Luthor if they should put it out to bid. Like asking Edward I who should be king of Scotland, […]

Please remind me if I ever need a lawyer not to hire one from the Northwestern Law School Class of 2008. Their inspired choice for commencement speaker is none other than Jerry Springer. A group of law students chose Springer for the May 16 event and faculty approved the decision last week. Springer, a former […]

Saturday* was the last day for the regularly printed version of the Capital Times. From here on out Madison’s Progressive newspaper will be pixels and bytes. Ed Garvey will miss it. After all, they gave him a lifetime achievement award. Ann Althouse will not, having been the target of its tolerance of low-minded conspiracy theorists. […]

Comedian Al Franken, who was once funny, is showing that he may not be good enough, and people might not like him. His race for US Senate in Minnesota has not been too smooth, and now his business practices are coming into question. As Sean Hackbarth notes, The Franken campaign failed to do the most […]

oops, wrong Horowitz. Conservative activist and famous former lefty David Horowitz will be speaking at UW-Milwaukee April 30th at 7:30 PM. Unfortunately he’ll be speaking on Islamo-fascism rather than on a topic more timely and closer to Horowitz’s experience: the Weather Underground, William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. Given Ayers’ relationship with Senator Barack Obama, a […]