Monday, December 5th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, 07/14/2016 Pag.A06 Copyright © 2016 Conley Group. All rights reserved 7/14/2016 Lautenschlager appointment an ethical wreck Democrats drive into ditch with ethics appointment Nobody can say Wisconsin Democrats don’t have a sense of humor. A game of chance and the Democrats were allowed to choose the first chairman of the new state […]

My friends, the Democrats in Wisconsin need help. No, really. Their current party chairman, Mike Tate, has announced he will not be seeking re-election at the June convention. He has become a lame duck, and the party is bereft of leadership. Okay, Tate wasn’t exactly an inspiring leader before, either. But still, there is a […]

Waukesha Freeman September 19, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Happ and the ‘war on women’ When Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ was added to the state Democratic ticket as the party’s nominee for state attorney general, the combination of Happ and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke promised to embody the “war on women” theme. However, Happ’s […]

Waukesha Freeman 1/16/2014 Page A5 Opinion Democrats have bad history on drunk driving Dems need to get serious before attacking Schimel It was hard to come back from vacation in Hawaii. I missed the coldest weather of the year to enjoy free mai tais and other funny tropical drinks. Why not? I wasn’t driving. While […]

The learning never stops Recent events hold many lessons Waukesha Freeman September 5, 2013 Opinion Page A6 Welcome to the end of summer. My daughter started school last week and my son this week. But as I always tell my kids, learning never stops, even for the summer, even for adults. Although recent events show […]

Naw, Mongo straight.  – Blazing Saddles Poor State Rep Helen Kelda Roys. She realized that her decision not to be a lesbian robbed her of the authentic progressive pedigree necessary to be the next congressman from Dane County. She tried to improve her image on that issue, but to no avail. Her appeal to the […]

With the introduction of the Friday afternoon cocktail, pinch-hitting for the Jo Egelhoff on Thursdays, and column writing on Tuesdays, we’re moving the Idiot Politician of the Week to Saturdays. Lucky for us, the move snagged us a last-minute entry this week. On any given week, the idiot politicians are thicker than mosquitoes in July. […]

Excuse me, Mr. Van Hollen? How’s that crime lab problem coming? Cracking down on the meth labs? Catch any terrorists? No? But you’re still trying to stop the merger of satellite radio services? Isn’t this the kind of dumb thing you accused Peg Lautenschlager of wasting state resources on? Update! Some people are catching up. […]

It’s been a rough week out there for politicians. I thought that maybe I would spare the usual suspects some embarrassment this week because of Easter. But then the fools came out of the woodwork fast and furious. Can we start with Senator Barack Obama? Obama’s long time close relationship with the worst embarrassment of […]

Rep. Jason Fields (D-Milwaukee) was arrested for DUI. MILWAUKEE (AP) – State Rep. Jason Fields says he’s been arrested for drunken driving. The Milwaukee Democrat says he was arrested Tuesday night. He didn’t say in a statement where he was arrested. He didn’t return a message seeking comment at his office on Wednesday. But Milwaukee […]