Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Belated congratulations to my one-time sparring partner Renee Crawford on her election as Membership Secretary of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. If my memory of Russian history is correct, I believe Stalin found a similar position to be useful in his rise to power. I trust Renee will be as energetic if a bit […]

On JSOnline today: “Vincent shoots for fourth straight championship.” I think we can agree that the word “shoot” should be banned from headlines concerning Milwaukee Vincent High School unless absolutely required. And congratulations to the girls basketball team for another fine season from one of Vincent’s alumni. Print this entry

The MacIver Institute is investigating the connection between UW researchers and Climategate, the scandal concerning global warming researchers fudging the numbers and suppressing criticisms of the theory. MacIver has discoverd that several UW researchers were included in group email conversations that discussed masking data, incorporating false trends into climate research, and blocking efforts to correct […]

Tim John, owner of Blue Mound Graphics in Oconomowoc, is running for the Democratic nomination for governor. John is of the Miller family of Miller Brewing and is the author of The Miller Beer Barons, a book about the history of Miller Brewing. In the category of, “It’s a small world,” John played football for […]

The US Department of Energy is a co-sponsor of a solar power competition in Spain. Among the qualified entrants is a team from Israel. Outrageously, the Spanish government has informed Israel that their team is not welcome. Spain is hosting the Solar Decathlon Europe in June 2010, an international competition in which teams from 20 […]

As the Climategate story about the hacked e-mails revealing collusion to suppress evidence against global warming gains traction, Newsweek decided it better go back and do a brief follow-up interview with James Hansen, one of global warming’s most prominent backers. The answers are what you would expect, but the question was revealing: Last week, someone […]

Always fun when one of the speech cops get busted breaking one of their own rules. Dan “Peephole” Bice takes a break from reporting gossip on former Journal Sentinel staffers long enough to pass this along: Made to be broken Sometimes even the do-gooders find it tough to abide by the state’s many rules. Common […]

Former meteorologist and current State Representative Jim Ott (R-Mequon) was asked by the Waukesha Freeman about the effect of Climategate, and what it means for Governor Doyle’s Global Warming Task Force. Ott questions in a Tuesday news release how Gov. Jim Doyle’s Task Force will respond in light of the e- mails. “Democrats in the […]

Poland bans Communist symbols Democratic National Commte files protest. (It's a joke people. Settle down.) # Pray for my parents. They're picking up a friend at O'Hare right now. # For some reason, this popped into my head, "He was night putting, just putting at night with the fifteen-year-old daughter of the Dean…" # […]

Another day, another pro-life demonstration, another protestor brandishing a knife. DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A Wisconsin woman remains jailed Friday after allegedly holding a knife to the neck of an anti-abortion demonstrator in Duluth. Mechelle Tallulah Hall, of Superior, is charged with second-degree assault. Bail is set at $9,000. Fortunately the pro-life demonstrator was unhurt. […]