Monday, October 24th, 2016

Their parents must be proud. A couple hundred people gathered at the Capitol Wednesday night for Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State speech. But the last thing they wanted to do was to actually hear it. They were there to drown it out, with shouting, with singing, with profanity, and even with a poorly […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Dec 15, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A Capitol policies are capital failure Walker administration should rethink security rule Gov. Scott Walker’s administration announced new policies concerning events in the state Capitol. These new policies should be scrapped immediately and not wait for the American Civil Liberties Union to prevail in a lawsuit. Any […]

WTMJ-AM’s John Mercure spoke with Jeremy Ryan, aka “Segway Boy,” on his afternoon news show the other day to discuss the continued harassment of state legislators in the Capitol itself. After lying about how all he wants to do is talk to members of the legislature and they wouldn’t be harassed, Ryan justifies calling State […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 22, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Vos beer incident sobering Legislators need answers about protection (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)  My first reaction upon hearing that some leftwing protester threw a beer at State Representative Robin Vos (R-Burlington) […]

What is the point of having police in the state Capitol? It’s not like they are actually doing anything. About 30 “Solidarity Singers” defied warnings from Capitol Police and continued to protest on the Capitol’s second floor on Thursday. Police issued verbal warnings to protesters involved in the daily Solidarity Singalong on Wednesday and posted […]

  Rep. Farrow: Letter to Capitol Police Chief Tubbs 6/2/2011Chief Charles Tubbs Capitol Police 2 East Main # B2 Madison, WI 53072-0001Chief Tubbs, I am writing in reference to recent disturbing events in our Capitol building. As you are aware, throughout the winter months and now stretching into spring, many citizens of Wisconsin and other […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Apr 21, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A The politics of shouting Rights of others subject to left’s veto It’s an old, old lesson of politics. If you control the debate, you control the election. The fairest way to control the debate is to make your arguments in the clearest and most convincing way. […]

“No fist is big enough to hide the sky.” – African proverb A friend was at the rally in Madison today. She was attending with two of her children and two other women, one of them elderly walking with a cane. The protestors literally blocked them from getting to their seats. There was a security […]

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This is absolutely ridiculous. The courts have said the administration can close the Capitol at it’s normal closing time. Close the Capitol and arrest the squatters. Now. Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs was attempting to convince the demonstrators to leave the building and return in the morning. “All I’m asking you to do, from the […]