Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Trick or treat!  Recent developments make one want to scream Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A6 10/31/13 It’s Halloween time again. If you live in the city of Waukesha, tonight is trick or treat. Prepare for the invasion of little ones begging for candy. Make sure you give out the good stuff in case it’s my […]

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This column appeared in the Waukesha Freeman in 2007. I hope you enjoy it. Re-reading it brought back some fond memories. It seems like everyone’s sweet on Halloween Teenagers begging for treats as popular as giant glowing lawn displays these days   By JAMES WIGDERSON October 25, 2007 The children of the Wigderson family couldn’t wait […]

Over at RightWisconsin, they asked a number of conservatives if they thought Governor Scott Walker should give his okay for a new casino, and if he’ll give his okay for a casino. I explain there’s actually a third choice before I suggest which way Walker should decide. What Wisconsin should do is repeal the lottery […]

Rock musician Lou Reed died over the weekend from liver disease. He was 71. I always liked Reed’s most famous song, Walk on the Wild Side. Almost everyone has heard the song at least once. Most people don’t bother listening to the lyrics beyond, I Said, Hey baby Take a walk on the wild side […]

Robert Mentzer of the Wausau Daily Herald and his wife Laura Scudiere have different opinions of Halloween. Mentzer hates Halloween. Face it, guys, Halloween is a crap holiday. You don’t get a day off. You have to put your hands inside the disgusting, gooey guts of a pumpkin, and then face the prospect that the jack-o-lantern you […]

My son had an interesting math problem on his homework tonight: A submarine descended -15 km per minute to the ocean floor. It took 48 minutes to get there. How deep was the ocean floor? That’s an amazing submarine that can move backwards in time at such a high rate of speed (-720 KPH) under […]

Have you seen this person? Sadly, she appears to have gone missing earlier this month when she was last sighted on the HealthCare.gov website. There are reports that she may be returning by the end of November. However, the Republican National Congressional Committee is not so optimistic. She may be missing after learning she lost […]

Um, nope. Earlier this week, Sean Hannity called the ObamaCare hotline that was touted by President Obama after rampant problems with Healthcare.gov. In the refreshingly honest discussion, Earline Davis conceded she hadn’t gotten any calls from anyone who “really liked” the system. Well, Davis has now been fired from her $11.39 an hour job. She […]

Everybody is talking about the failure of the Obamacare website, but Congressman Ron Kind Van Winkle just emerged from a nap: The American people deserve more from their representatives. Please keep sharing your thoughts, ideas and priorities about the #Shutdown — Ron Kind (@KindforCongress) October 25, 2013   Unless, of course, Kind was somehow referring […]