Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Waukesha Freeman 1/28/16 Page A06 Opinion Some unconventional convention thoughts Somebody please stop Reince Priebus. The Republican National Committee chairman is making Wisconsinites look bad. On Monday, Priebus told the Democrats they should vote their conscience. If it sounds familiar, the idea of voting one’s conscience caused Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to be booed as […]

From the Friday morning Police Blotter in the Waukesha Freeman, still just 75 cents: 1:16 p.m. — A man told police Lee Harvey Oswald was just at his table and told him to smoke 10 cigarettes, adding that John F. Kennedy’s deceased assassin had trapped him inside his home on the 1000 block of Ryan […]

“Jack had received myriad warnings against visiting the right-wing Texas city. Indeed, there had been a sense of foreboding even within our family as he and Aunt Jackie prepared for the trip. Jack made an unscheduled trip to Cape Cod to say goodbye to my ailing grandfather. The night before the trip, Mummy found Jack […]

Larry Sabato went fishing in the Twitter stream for the best “magic bullet” reference. I think this was the winner: Sestak victory will take PA dems back (and) to the Left. Print this entry

President John F Kennedy, June 26, 1963 I am proud to come to this city as the guest of your distinguished Mayor, who has symbolized throughout the world the fighting spirit of West Berlin. And I am proud — And I am proud to visit the Federal Republic with your distinguished Chancellor who for so […]

President Barack Obama decided this weekend to fire the CEO of General Motors, Rick Wagoner, and is about to change the board of directors. How can this be, you might ask? After all, General Motors is a publicly held company, not an arm of the United States government. Silly me. I made the same mistake, […]

Yet another Kennedy assassination conspiracy book is out because some people just can’t accept he was killed by a “silly little Communist.” Fortunately Wisconsin has an expert on the subject. Print this entry

Are you kidding? Turner Classic Movies was having an Ingrid Bergman night. I don’t care if it was Jack Kennedy risen from the grave. I’ll watch Casablanca, Spellbound, and Notorious instead. By the way, she would have been 91 today. Print this entry

The Manolo for Men notes that President John F. Kennedy was always ready for a change. Roger Mudd wrote in The Place to Be: The president stepped aside to let me pass….As I slipped by, I noticed that there were shelves in the space usually used for coats—shelf after shelf of shirts, stacks of freshly […]

Welcome to the sunburned version of “Idiot Politician of the Week”. My famous last words yesterday before taking my son to soccer camp? “Maybe I should get some sun screen.” But as red as I am, Vladimir Putin still has me beat. The ex-KGB member and current Prime Minister of Russia asks the question, “How […]