Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jun 25, 2009; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A4give Favre for turning purpleFans need to move on as QB does (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)Not since pro wrestling’s Hulk Hogan turned “heel” and disappointed all the little Hulkamaniacs has a sports-entertainment […]

Today is this blog’s fifth anniversary. Five years ago I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I decided to launch this experiment. I had no idea what I was doing when I started. I had no idea where this blog would take me. Five years is a long time for a […]

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) is just a little bit full of herself. “Ma’am” is not only a polite and respectful manner of address but it also happens to be the way female superior officers are addressed in the military. Heck, upon meeting the queen would someone say “ma’am” or would they say “queen?” Maybe he […]

D’oh! To quote the philosopher Colonel Potter, “Some men are born to garbage, some men have it thrust upon them.” Here’s a case where one state representative voted for the new garbage tipping fee increase (255%) forgetting he was opposed to it.Always rough when your next opponent can just run your commercials against you. Update! […]

Is the state budget a suicide pact between the governor and the legislature? That’s the question I asked in this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman. Despite claims, state budget hurts middle class, increases spending (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) Is […]

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The West Bend library board is meeting tomorrow night to decide whether to hire their own attorney to fight open records requests. The extremely short notice is troubling. On the agenda is to hire an outside attorney – someone other than the city attorney – to represent the Library Board. The reason is because some […]

State Senator Jim Sullivan was the lone State Senate Democrat to vote against the state budget. The budget passed anyway. If there wasn’t already pressure on him because of the recall effort, would he have voted for the budget? And would that have made him easier to defeat next year? We may never know. I […]

“In other eras, a disgraced Benedictine monk would disappear into obscure days of prayer and penitential labor; these days he publishes a tribute to homosexuality and anxiously awaits a booking to appear on Charlie Rose and Oprah.” George Neumayr, The Catholic World Report, “Pilgrim’s Regress” Print this entry

This is an excerpt from the latest e-newsletter from State Representative Bill Kramer. I’m reprinting it here because I think it of interest to my readers, especially those from Waukesha. Biennial State Budget Update During the early morning hours on Saturday (just as most people had begun brewing their coffee), the Wisconsin State Assembly had […]