Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The Green Bay Packers are fighting on two fronts this week. Not only are they squaring off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Super Bowl Sunday, but they’re fighting the Democrats in the state legislature as well. The Green Bay Packers are playing in the Super Bowl next Sunday, but efforts by several Wisconsin Democratic legislators […]

Sometimes you wonder where these people were in science class. Jake Speed, a Republican candidate for the State Assembly in the 94th, is opposed to fluoridation of the water supply. “If elected I will propose a bill to make fluoridation of water illegal in WI. If people want to use the stuff they can get […]

It's not true I'm a coffee addict but I will kill you if you come near my stash. # If I buy your "healthy" organic food can I buy the chemicals that get rid of pests and disease on the side? # “Congress used CBO to get the answer they wanted. I get that. […]

Semi-retired Oh Ricky Pimentel, aka Ricky on State, is not a fan of Hispanics for School Choice, andthe reasons he offers are tiresome. A story by Georgia Pabst in the Journal Sentinel today reports that a new group, Hispanics for School Choice, wants the state Legislature to remove the enrollment cap in Milwaukee choice program, […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jan 27, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Less government and shorter speeches, please Nobody sounds good reading a list of government programs (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) As I sit here writing this, the president of the United States […]

I love the smell of carbon monoxide in the morning. You know, one time we had a driveway plowed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn’t find one snowflake, not one stinkin’ snowball. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole driveway. Smelled like …victory. Someday this winter’s […]

Man, that was a long one. But not the longest ever. As this handy-dandy chart points out, the longest State of the Union speech since 1966 was by President Bill Clinton in 2000. That speech clocked in at a whopping 1:28:49. Hard to believe he would keep his date waiting that long. Last night’s speech […]

Want to get rid of global warming? If we wipe out 40 million people, that will get rid of 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere. Where is Genghis Khan when we need him? The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700 million tons […]

Civility is boring! Who knew? It was way more invigorating when people cheered and shouted “You Lie!” Next time, rigorously separate the parties and give them cheerleaders with megaphones. Yes, boring SOTUs sometimes play well with the electorate. But what about the people who have to cover them? – Mickey Kaus Print this entry

Here’s Congressman Paul Ryan’s speech as it was prepared: REMARKS OF CONGRESSMAN PAUL RYAN (R-WI) – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERYHouse Budget Committee Hearing Room, Washington, DC January 25, 2011 Good evening. I’m Congressman Paul Ryan from Janesville, Wisconsin – and Chairman here at the House Budget Committee. President Obama just addressed a Congressional chamber filled […]