Friday, October 28th, 2016

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 […]

Waukesha Freeman 12/31/14 Page A7 Opinion A look back at the year that was Walker, Kramer were big political stories; lots of turnover in local politics When the old year passes, sometimes it’s with regret and sometimes it’s with joy. As we gather to toast the new year and drink away the old, it’s worth […]

This year we are continuing our tradition of taking a look back to last year’s predictions.  You would think I would learn each year that making so many predictions just means I have more work to do the following year correcting them. I’m also increasing the odds I’ll be wrong. Some people think I’m just […]

City of Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, responding to my question in an email, said he has no plans to hand out “the key to the city” this year. Let me be the first to congratulate him on the decision. Under former Mayor Jeff Scrima, the handing out of keys became ridiculous in the number that […]

Just got around to reading this anonymous letter that was sent to the Waukesha Freeman. It was postmarked New York, New York on April 2nd, and it came on Unicef stationery. The giraffe and the pyramids on the front of the card were nice. It’s definitely a woman’s handwriting and choice of card. It was […]

Yeah, well, you knew it was too quiet. The Sound Offs in the Waukesha Freeman attacking me are real winners. Just when I think I wrote a really good column, too. WMH, Freeman columnists I am calling to personally thank those fabulous senior citizens that volunteer their time at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. I cannot say […]

Yeah, I know it’s a little late for this, but between email and some online commentary, I thought it might be wlorth doing a little revisiting of last week. Maybe there are some lessons going forward for local candidates. For someone who has never worked on a political campaign (that I know of), our friend […]

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, April 3, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Thoughts on Tuesday’s election Voters hope to turn page on latest dramas Just some thoughts from Tuesday night’s election results, and we’ll try to tie them all together at the end. So imagine my best Jim McKay imitation as we go across Waukesha, with the thrill […]

In Tuesday’s election results, local attorney Shawn Reilly defeated incumbent Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima. At times like this, it’s important to remember the immortal, though not safe for work, words of wisdom from Rodney Dangerfield: Print this entry

I can’t be the only one who noticed the little yellow flag indicating a gas line right where Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima was planting a campaign yard sign in the photo on his campaign’s Facebook page.   At least there’s a disclaimer on the yard sign, right? Remember kids, the campaign is not over until […]