Saturday, August 24th, 2019

As a proud resident of crucial Waukesha County, let me point out that, yes, we are the center of the political universe: Dave Weigel, who popularized the phrase, “crucial Waukesha County,” said of the cartoon, “This is the best day of my life.” Print this entry

Over at RightWisconsin, I have a piece this morning that warns the entire country is watching to see, not only the results of today’s election, but whether Waukesha County can run an election. After the vote tally debacle in the state Supreme Court race, former Slate reporter Dave Weigel (now with the Washington Post) coined […]

What is former Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima doing these days? Scarfing the free doughnuts at a Frank Luntz focus group examining why Trumpkins can’t quit The Donald no matter what stupid thing he says.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Scrima is a Trump supporter given the billionaire’s appeal to a conspiracy-minded, paranoid fringe. “Donald […]

“I’ve been writing about Halbig for months, and am pretty sure none of those piece got as many hits as the ones about Michele Bachmann doing something dumb.” – Dave Weigel Print this entry

Belgium’s team captain is of Congolese descent, which as fringe benefits of imperial mass murder go is pretty good. — daveweigel (@daveweigel) June 30, 2014 Print this entry

Jeff Christensen, the 2nd Vice Chairman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, posted on Facebook a measured response to the news that the Town of Waukesha just signed former County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus to a three-year deal. You know, I would make fun of Jeff but I’m trying to justify not spending the night at […]

I’m not one to shame DC/beltway reporters for getting close to sources, but there’s something just a little unseemly about political reporters excitedly instagramming their White House Xmas cards and White House Xmas party selfies. Congratulations! You are important. – Dave Weigel Print this entry

People think I have tough standards. Almost gave away my seat on the metro to a guy with a suitcase, but then I noticed he was wearing flip-flops. People: We cannot reward that kind of behavior. – Dave Weigel Print this entry

Scot Ross of the fascist-sounding One Wisconsin Now again repeated the lie that the billboards indicating the penalties for vote fraud were only placed near minority communities. He told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Perhaps their Chicago public relations firm could answer why the Einhorns only felt it was necessary to target legal voters in minority […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 27, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Seattle stew Packers game reminds us life isn’t fair (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)      The final play of the Packers-Seahawks Monday Night Football game was one of those rare moments […]