Saturday, August 24th, 2019

I remember when I learned that Doris Day did more than sing in the movies. Somehow “jazz singer” didn’t fit with “America’s Sweetheart.” But then, wasn’t Doris Day underestimated in everything? I heard this song the other day and, while it doesn’t exactly fit, I thought of it again today.   And, of course as […]

One of the best things about pro-wrestling when I was growing up was watching Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He was a one-of-a-kind gifted showman.

Spoke with Brian from the city garage. Apparently it’s his little project to tear up the intersection of Anoka and Greenfield Avenues. He told me that the people on Greenfield were notified of the construction. I pointed out to him that’s not acceptable, that the rest of us needed to notified, too, especially with Arcadian […]

Yesterday, WISN’s Jay Weber discussed my column on the state Supreme Court race and how two candidates, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet and Madison attorney Tim Burns are fighting it out to be the liberal candidate that faces incumbent Justice Michael Gableman. Burns definitely has the credentials as a leftwing Madison activist, and he’s […]

So yesterday I returned from running my afternoon errands and, as I pulled into my driveway, I observed another car park on the street in front of my house. So I sat by my car a few moments and watched three people get out of the other car armed with clip boards and wearing name […]

The city of Waukesha is so busy with road repairs, it doesn’t have time to notify neighborhoods when they’re going to tear up the street and run construction vehicles back and forth in front of our homes. This is the scene at the end of my block:   So Greenfield Avenue is now completely impassable […]

Well, we discovered why they’re reluctant to remove the “road closed ahead” signs on Perkins even though it’s open. The construction crew has it partially blocked and they have flag men out there deciding when you can cross Arcadian. Remember, this is the city’s recommended route. I figured out that something was wrong when another […]

First, a note about Arcadian Avenue. I am not encouraging this. Not at all. But to all of you rebels that are driving past the “road closed signs” that are up on Arcadian even though there is no construction being done today, you are great patriots. Seriously, Sean Hannity should have you people on to […]

One of the more annoying things I’ve been told over the years is that we’re supposed to give some newly elected official “a chance.” Whether it’s been a mayor, a president, or most recently, an alderman, they’re supposed to be given “a chance” because they’re new. A chance at what? Screwing up again? I have […]

So this morning I got a bit of a surprise. During the night, the city blocked off all the side streets in our area, preventing traffic from crossing Arcadian Avenue. That includes, unfortunately, Greenfield and Perkins avenues, two roads where the traffic comes through our little neighborhood to other points of the city. Perkins is […]