Sunday, December 4th, 2016

This was in today’s Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman: Thoughts on McCain I recently wrote John McCain a letter congratulating him on his effort to win the presidency. I told him even though we have opposing views, and Obama won. I told him don’t despair over the election loss. I suggested to him that […]

Former Assembly Speaker John Gard’s efforts to unseat Congressman Steve Kagen were dealt a minor blow this week when the National Rifle Association endorsed Kagen. As Jim Rowen points out, it’s quite the advantage of incumbency. While Kagen may have adopted most of the positions of the NRA, the NRA forgets the most important vote […]

Milwaukee Magazine‘s Bruce Murphy criticizes the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for using an expert from the Heritage Foundation to grade the responses of each Wisconsin congressman to the question of what to do about the growing fiscal problem posed by entitlement spending. The JS Sunday Crossroads section has done a fine job of balancing right-wing and […]

Time for another edition of the Idiot Politician of the Week. You know the idiots are running wild in politics when Paris Hilton proposes an energy plan. We’re told that her little spoof ad has had over 3,000,000 visitors. So has Paris. But the question is, which has had more views on the internet, her […]

And I was so hoping to avoid blogging about Kagen this week…thanks Charlie. By now everyone has seen the video that Owen and the gang at Kagen Watch tracked down. After some digging myself on Google, you find the YouTube video is from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO’s blog. In fact, today they posted pictures of “the […]

Here in Wisconsin, there’s a grass roots effort, a petition drive being led by an ordinary citizen with help from Americans for Prosperity. And just recently Congressman Steve Kagen (D) had a campaign event with his fellow Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson, the head of the House Agriculture Committee. During a speech endorsing Kagen, Peterson called […]

Former Assembly Speaker John Gard announced he is running for Congress in the 8th district. About the likely rematch with Steve Kagen: The incumbent Congressman and I offer voters a clear contrast. While I have no doubt Congressman Kagen believes he is doing the right thing for his constituents, on issue after important issue, I […]

This last week it was Steve Kagen, hands down. But I was out doing manly-men chores in the yard, so you never got find out. Print this entry

Each year I make a set of predictions, some tongue in cheek, and every year I prove to only be slightly better than sportswriters predicting the outcomes of NFL games. A quick glance at this year’s scorecard will show I made better predictions than in the past. Comments in italics. Governor Doyle will get one […]

Each year I make a set of predictions, some tongue in cheek, and every year I prove to only be slightly better than sportswriters predicting the outcomes of NFL games. A quick glance at this year’s scorecard will show I made better predictions than in the past. Comments in italics. Governor Doyle will get one […]