Friday, May 26th, 2017

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 […]

Oh, good, we just finished paying our taxes, and now it’s likely the city is going to ask for more: The City of Waukesha Assessor’s Office will be sending out assessment notices on April 21, 2017. We DID reassess all properties, so all property owners will receive an assessment notice. The Assessor’s Office will be […]

So, as of today, my time with Watchdog is no more. The Franklin Center is closed. I’m not sure what, if anything, will take its place, and I’m not even sure what caused its demise. The twelfth labor of Heracles was the capture of Hades’ watchdog Cerberus, but I suspect Watchdog’s end was less dramatic, […]

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. […]