Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

George Wang at Galleria Edge is hosting an art auction fundraiser Saturday night in downtown Waukesha. The event is called, “One Nipple Minimum,” and the title is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the controversy a few years ago regarding artwork at Waukesha’s city hall that had an exposed nipple. All of the artwork for the event […]

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced his plans to attack the nation’s energy infrastructure to fight the global warming that hasn’t been seen for 15 years and counting. Over at the MacIver Institute, I look at the likely collateral damage to Wisconsin. The administration’s plans will hit Wisconsin especially hard. According to data from the […]

It’s time again for the annual Summer Splash in the Village of Wales this weekend. It’s a great family event with rides, games, a softball tournament, co-ed kickball, a wing eating contest, a custard eating contest for kids, live music, a hole-in-one competition, a cup cake baking contest, and more. Friday June 28th: (5 p.m. […]

As long as the sea was free of pirates, thieves were cleared from the roads, and merchants were allowed to profit, few cared whether the lawless Caracalla or the unhinged Elagabalus was emperor in distant Rome. – Victor Davis Hanson Print this entry

Food wars: A new hope  Budget prevents food bans based on size, nutrition Waukesh Freeman June 27, 2013 Page A6 Opinion Some good news. The state budget is almost complete. Time to celebrate with a really big soda. One of the provisions of the state budget prevents local units of government from regulating food items […]

The chart at the right ranks the 48 coal consumer states by their dependency for coal-generated power. Wisconsin is ranked 14th on the list, ahead of Illinois and Pennsylvania. (Data from the UN Energy Information Administration. Latest figures available are from 2011.) By the way, you thought Hurricane Katrina decimated Louisiana? Picture what the new […]

The US Chamber of Commerce has four reasons why President Barack Obama’s energy proposals are bad for the economy. Number one on the list, higher energy prices. 1. Higher electricity prices The Washington Post reports that regulating carbon emissions for existing power plants “will raise consumers’ electricity prices in the short term as utilities are forced to shutter aging coal […]

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has signed his city up in the Resilient Communities for America. In my latest online op-ed for RightWisconsin (subscription required, but a bargain just to read me), I laugh at Milwaukee’s claim to be a leader in the Resilient Communities: Why is Milwaukee such a resiliency leader? Because they, “Adopted a […]

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the many people who sent the kind thoughts after my recent visit to the emergency room. Some painful twinges since then, but no repeat performance of the pain that sent me to the hospital, thankfully. I also wanted to thank the many people who offered their […]

I haven’t been following the Paula Deen controversy too closely. I’m not a fan, and I really don’t care if she has a television show or now. From the little I’ve gathered, some years ago she said, “nigger” without rapping. Now, most of us who are adults know that you can’t use that word. Those […]