Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Each year I consult the magic martini shaker to make a list of predictions and then, because I’m a masochist, I revisit them at the end of the year to see how well I did. This year I did better than most. Any better, and TLC channel will offer me a reality television show as […]

Trying to remember Kohl List of Senate achievements not exactly long Waukesha Freeman, Page A6 Opinion, 12/27/12 Is there an award for the least interesting development of 2012? The retirement of Herb Kohl from the Senate prompts the question, who will notice? Kohl was elected in 1988 largely on the strength of his personal wealth […]

Every year I make a list of predictions, and every year we check last year’s predictions. This year I consulted my spirit guide Joan, a bartender I knew in a previous life, to help me see deep into the future (or at least the next few months). After rubbing the magic martini shaker, I began […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

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 […]

Egads. In a private conversation, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner actually commented on the physical evidence in front of us (and behind her) that First Lady Michelle Obama might not always practice what she preaches. Yes, the horror. To his credit, rather than complain about the invasion of his privacy, Sensenbrenner is going to apologize to the […]

I have not been a fan of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “Politifact” since it began, and I find no reason to start liking it now. Politifact looked at the question of whether Wisconsin created half of the jobs nationally in June. Amazingly, they mentioned the MacIver Institute but somehow missed my op-ed that shoots them […]

Say hello Republican Majority, say goodbye to Nancy Pelosi’s climate committee. The purpose of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming was to highlight scientific data which proves the threat of climate change and to show that cap and trade wouldn’t be a disaster for the economy. Neither of those two things […]

Todd Kolosso did manage to make it on the ballot to challenge Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner after some problems with his nomination signatures. I’m not sure what it says about a candidate that doesn’t have all of his i’s dotted and t’s crossed before they turn in the campaign paperwork. You might recall that it was […]

State Representative Rich Zipperer was knocking on doors in my neighborhood as part of his campaign for State Senate. Sorry I missed him. I could have used his help moving a couch. Zipperer also hit the Spring City Chronicle. I know nothing about Zipperer’s primary opponent at this point, but Zipperer’s head start, money advantage, […]