Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

John Hopf is hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for clean water. Instead of walking 2,200 miles, would he mind instead taking a hike along Hwy 18 to Lake Michigan? I know he wouldn’t raise as much money, but if he could drag along a rather large garden hose and drop it into the […]

My column this week in the Waukesha Freeman is a look back at 2008, and it’s depressing. I re-read it and started looking for illegal Prozac in my e-mail spam. Despite my cynical and skeptical reputation, I really am an optimist. Every year I look forward to the new year thinking to myself, “Last year […]

Mike Shanahan was fired by the Denver Broncos. I can’t imagine he’ll be unemployed very long. Even teams that like their current coaches might take a look at Shanahan, especially if they’re confident in their GM. Or if the owner makes all the personnel decisions. Update! Great minds think alike. Unlike Cowher and Holmgren, who […]

Quote of the day: “Roland Burris is more qualified to be undemocratically appointed to the Senate than Caroline Kennedy is.” – Jonah Goldberg Print this entry

The website is opened for business as “Retiring Guy for Shirley Abrahamson.” I’m not going to make any age jokes here; I’m just going to note the irony of “retiring guy” being younger than Shirley Abrahamson. Print this entry

Time Warner may be telling it’s customers, “No crabby patty for you!” Media giant Viacom Inc. said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark for 13 million subscribers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal with Time Warner Cable is not agreed upon by then. The impasse […]

Let’s take a last look back at 2008 at the eight events that shaped Wisconsin and Waukesha. Waukesha’s Big Eight: 1. The Flood. How often does a city emergency come up where a city handles it well? 2. The Great Lakes Water Compact passes, complete with a process for Waukesha to apply for a diversion. […]

This was in today’s Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman: Thoughts on McCain I recently wrote John McCain a letter congratulating him on his effort to win the presidency. I told him even though we have opposing views, and Obama won. I told him don’t despair over the election loss. I suggested to him that […]

Illinois Governor Blagojevich picked a member of a Wisconsin law firm for the open Illinois senate seat. Roland Burris, the man appointed today by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill President-elect Barack Obama’s Senate seat, is employed as an attorney for a Milwaukee law firm. Burris is of senior counsel at Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan […]

Dan Cody is digging into a good story about the million dollar website with the wrong photo. PCC Technology Group of Manchester CT was not even on the list of 396 approved bidders for the project. While the RFP is that State’s document for saying what they want, I was more interested in seeing the […]