Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Mr. Warmth, the Merchant of Venom, Don Rickles is gone. It would be cliché to say that it’s the passing of an era, and it would be wrong. Rickles belonged to the age of Johnny Carson, the Rat Pack, Celebrity Roasts and classic Las Vegas. He was the survivor from a pre-PC time in America when […]

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke showed up for work on Friday, the sheriff’s office announced on April 1. “It was a little odd seeing him in person,” said Fran McLaughlin, the spokesman for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department. “He looks taller on tv.” McLaughlin said that Clarke’s rare appearance caused a bit of a stir at […]

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced today, April 1, that due to the high volume of homicides expected on the North Side of Milwaukee this summer, the Department of Public Works (DPW) will be running special carts down the city streets to collect the bodies. The service will run May 1 through September 1, 2017. “While […]

My wife, the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha, and I are both flattered that people have asked for either of us to run as a write-in candidate for alderman. Unfortunately Doreen’s current time commitments prevent her from running, and I could not write for Wisconsin Watchdog, or anywhere else, if I decided to run. So unless […]

Tonight a bunch of overpaid actors and actresses are going to engage in an orgy of self-congratulations about how wonderful they are. Many of them will forget their actual place in the world to take the opportunity to make political statements, irritating half the country that voted for Donald Trump, and even many of us […]

WISN’s Dan O’Donnell moderated a radio debate between DPI Superintendent candidates Lowell Holtz and John Humphries. Current Superintendent Tony Evers declined to join them. It was a spirited debate, complete with some personal attacks. I don’t make endorsements, and over at Wisconsin Watchdog we’re more focused on policy, waste, fraud and abuse, than election reporting. […]

Seven-time Grammy winner and Milwaukee native Al Jarreau passed away. He was 76. From Reuters: Jarreau was hospitalized for exhaustion last week and forced to cancel his remaining tour dates for 2017. He announced on Wednesday he was giving up touring. A post on his Facebook page on Thursday said he had been “recovering slowly […]

Over at Wisconsin Watchdog: Surprise: No protesters disrupted Shapiro event at Marquette By James Wigderson  /  February 10, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, News, Wisconsin  /  2 Comments It’s a sign of how intolerant campus culture has become when the news about a controversial speaker visiting a college is that it occurred without protesters violently […]

Since I’m chaining myself to the desk today, I thought I would bring everyone up to speed on the comings and goings and what-not. If you’ve checked out my Facebook page, my writer’s Facebook page, or my Twitter page this morning, you’ll notice I changed the header picture. One, because the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha […]

“Then came the shade of Teiresias from Thebes, holding a golden staff. He knew who I was and started speaking: ‘Resourceful Odysseus, Laertes’ son and Zeus’ child, what now, you unlucky man? Why leave the sunlight, come to this joyless place, and see the dead? Move from the pit and pull away your sword, so […]