Friday, September 19th, 2014

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 1/2/14 It’s been a busy holiday season in local politics Another New Year’s Eve and this one was spent in front of the television waiting for the ball to drop in New York City. A log slowly burned in the fireplace while the temperature dropped outside. Unfortunately the business of […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion, 12/26/2013   Being good at doing Christmas Through the miracle of newspaper publishing I am writing this the day before Christmas and you are reading this the day after. It’s time travel. By now you know if you were on Santa’s naughty or nice list. I’m always on the nice […]

As I wrote over at RightWisconsin, nothing says Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards Men like a clenched fist. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has an ornament you can download and make for your non-exclusionary diversity evergreen. It’s the Wisconsin public employee unions Blue Fist. Just print out the pdf file, fold, tape, and be angry. What […]

Scrima handed out so many keys to the city in the last three years it was as if he was trying out to be the Key Master in a “Ghostbusters” reunion. By the mayor’s own count, he has handed out 36 keys in his time in office. He must have been inspired by Lloyd Dobler in “Say Anything,” not wanting to leave any keys in the bag.

Waukesha Freeman December 12, 2013 Page A4 Opinion No bucks for the Bucks Life goes on even if team leaves city  If some leaders in the Milwaukee area have their way, residents of the surrounding counties will pay an additional sales tax to fund an arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. It will be up to […]

Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A6 12/5/2013 Have a burger, support a worker  Don’t give in to SEIU protesters Fast-food workers around the country will be encouraged by the Service Employees International Union’s front organizations to walk off their jobs today to demand $15 per hour, over double the current minimum wage of $7.25/hour. The workers […]

Over at the MacIver Institute today, I explain why a Milwaukee union leader went off the deep end and compared holding re-certification elections to Communist China. Boyd McCamish, Executive Director of the AFSCME District Council 48, continued the attacks on Walker last week when news broke the public employee unions would have to have elections […]

Over at the MacIver Institute this week, I warn of the unexpected guest that might be coming to your Thanksgiving family gathering: Set an extra plate at the table this Thanksgiving. President Barack Obama is inviting himself into your Thanksgiving dinner. In between the mashed potatoes and the green bean casserole, Obama wants everyone to […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A10, Opinion 11/27/2013 No Merry Christmas in parade Too much drama for Girl Scouts It was cold at Sunday’s Waukesha Christmas Parade, but that’s not what is bothering two Girl Scout leaders. Just prior to the parade start, parade organizers tried squeezing them for an additional $100 each. This was the first […]

Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A5 11/21/2013 A little off the top, added to bottom line Waukesha tax levy goes up despite budget trim There was a teachable moment in Tuesday night’s meeting of the Waukesha Common Council. The Common Council cut the proposed city budget $38,800 but you’re not going to benefit from it. City […]