Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Keith Best of the Waukesha Republican Party told Sarah Millard that Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus will have an opponent in the Republican Primary: Keith Best, who is in charge of public relations with the Republican Party of Waukesha County, said in a comment on Patch that not all area Republicans are happy with her […]

The Milwaukee County Board is finally catching up to the rapid bus. When Walker proposed bus rapid transit for Milwaukee County (for reference sake, the current Brewers’ logo had just been unveiled), skeptics wondered if it was just an excuse to avoid supporting a light rail system like the city of Milwaukee wanted. Others, like […]

This is absolutely ridiculous and outrageous. Republicans in the legislature are actually sticking up for the legislature’s right to review the actions of a government agency and the Democrats are trying to shut down any questioning of the Government Accountability Board. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Print this entry

This just handed to me: Brett Favre wants the will-he-or-won’t-he speculation about Chris Christie to stop. – Jim Geraghty Print this entry

Another article on Waukesha Freeman Friday Night Live and the controversy over closing the streets. The article quotes Scott Verville of American Tattoo on how the street closings have hurt his business. (More from Scott Verville on the subject here.) On the flip side, I asked George Wang of Waukesha Tattoo/Galleria Edge on his feelings […]

Marquette University has a new university president, Father Scott R. Pilarz. I don’t think this will inspire confidence in Marquette’s alumni: Pilarz exuded warmth and easy humor throughout his remarks. He’s equally comfortable quoting 16th century poets and the poet laureate of his home state, rocker Bruce Springsteen. It was a work of providence, he […]

In her weekly column for the Saturday Waukesha Freeman (just 75 cents!), our friend Jessica McBride suggests the name calling directed at former Governor Tommy Thompson by some on the right is a bit too much. Somewhere Tommy Thompson is shaking his head and muttering, “I was a Bush Cabinet secretary and they are going […]

WTMJ-AM’s John Mercure spoke with Jeremy Ryan, aka “Segway Boy,” on his afternoon news show the other day to discuss the continued harassment of state legislators in the Capitol itself. After lying about how all he wants to do is talk to members of the legislature and they wouldn’t be harassed, Ryan justifies calling State […]

On Friday’s Mark Belling Late Afternoon Show (after the John Doe investigation discussion), Belling discussed my Waukesha Freeman column concerning the dousing of State Rep. Robin Vos. After a back-handed compliment, Belling took a moment to read most of my column on the air before mentioning a memo from Madison Police Chief Noble Wray offering […]

Reading through the results of an open records request when I stumbled across an interesting e-mail signature from David Brenner, Manager of the (city-owned) Prairie Home Cemetery. “Think outside the Box” Natural Burial is Now Available at Waukesha’s Prairie Home Cemetery I suppose it beats, “We have a ditch waiting for you.” Print this entry