Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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 […]

I was asked earlier today if I thought Democratic State Representative Mark Pocan and his partner Philip Frank will sue Media Trackers over the false claim by Kyle Wood that Frank threatened him in text messages. I’m not a lawyer and I don’t pretend to be one on television, but it seems to me the […]

Kyle Wood, a volunteer for Republican congressional candidate Chad Lee, claimed to have been beaten up for being a gay man helping a Republican candidate. He then added to the furor by claiming that he was threatened by the gay partner of Democratic candidate Mark Pocan. Now Media Trackers is saying the story isn’t true. […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Oct 4, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Tommy and Tammy Accomplishments make Tommy the choice State Representative Mark Pocan, the Democratic candidate for congress in Madison, was recently asked how he would be different than the current incumbent, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. Pocan told Mike Gousha on the program “Up Front” that he would […]

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 […]

Their parents must be proud. A couple hundred people gathered at the Capitol Wednesday night for Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State speech. But the last thing they wanted to do was to actually hear it. They were there to drown it out, with shouting, with singing, with profanity, and even with a poorly […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 15, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Identity politics driving Madison Democrats But will Baldwin lose statewide?      Can congresswoman Tammy Baldwin win a statewide election to succeed Herb Kohl in the Senate? As far as the Democratic primary is concerned, undoubtedly.     Her qualifications are twofold. One, she is tied for the […]

Classic. All hell is breaking loose in the state capitol. Democrats are accusing Governor Scott Walker of being the Hosni Mubarak of Wisconsin. Republicans are pointing out the state is in a fiscal crisis thanks to the Democrats. Thousands of people are protesting and jamming the phone lines. And Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milw) picks today […]

The state forecast of the budget now appears to have been $700 million off of what actually occurred. From the MacIver News Service, In their final quarterly projections before leaving office, the Doyle Administration now predicts the state will begin the new year with nearly $700 million less than they forecast just three months ago. […]