Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Okay, more predictions. House of Representatives Quick! Name Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner’s opponent! That’s what I thought. Sensenbrenner won’t even have to spend the spare change in his pocket to win re-election this year. Congressman Tom Petri will still be able to build more bicycle paths (if congress lets him). Congressman Reid Ribble’s opponent Jamie Wall […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Feb 2, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A Walker opponents the result of recall fever   Democrats may want to find someone else   (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at http://www.wigderson.com and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)  There are no limits to the silliness of mankind when it […]

The problem with doing fifty predictions at the beginning of the year is checking them at the end of the year. Of course, I could be like every other pundit that makes predictions and then ignores them. That’s just not my style. Besides, it’s fun for me, too, to see just how badly I did. […]

I know a number of people on both sides are not going to quite believe Russ Feingold when he says he is also ruling out running for governor next year if a recall of Governor Scott Walker is on the ballot. I admit I was skeptical at first, too. But in all of the criticism […]

What were the events that shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin in 2010?  This is my list of the top ten events that occurred in 2010 in Waukesha and in Wisconsin.  Ten each.  A-dime a-piece. Feel free to add your own in the comments. Waukesha: The approval of Waukesha’s water application by the Waukesha Common Council The election of […]

This has schadenfreude written all over it. While U.S. Capitol staff prepare office space for the 94 incoming House freshman, their defeated or retiring predecessors have been banished to the basement. Outgoing members had to vacate their offices by noon today. Their new homes for the rest of the lame-duck session: two chairs and cubicles […]

Congressman-elect Sean Duffy flew out to Washington D.C. today for freshman orientation. Also on the flight was current Congressman David Obey. Duffy reports Obey probably didn’t see his successor since Obey was in first class while Duffy was in coach. Duffy doesn’t report if Obey was playing the “chased out of office” blues on his […]

Steve Prestegard at the Marketplace of Ideas blog mentions another interesting fact about Tuesday night’s election: When Kurt Schuller of Eden decided to run for state treasurer against underqualified incumbent Dawn Marie Sass, campaigning on eliminating the office he was running for, that seemed as likely to be successful as, say, a Republican replacing the […]

Scot Ross of (*) One Wisconsin Now manages to be funny without engaging in coprophilia. He reports on one liberal expectation from the state GOP convention, “By the by, libs say the over/under on times Rebecca Kleefisch mentions Reagan in her speech is 12.” That’s probably about right, and too bad none of the candidates […]

But will Shibilski spoil the Democratic rodeo? State Senator Julie Lassa is running to replace Dave Obey in the 7th Congressional District. State Senators Kreitlow and Decker are up for re-election this year, so they’re sitting this one out. But WisPolitics.com reports Kevin Shibilski, currently a former candidate for Lt. Governor, is still considering a […]