Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Jessica McBride in her latest column for the Waukesha Freeman* lists the many reasons why former Waukesha Democratic Party Chairman Rick Congdon was not a good pick for judge, despite the Waukesha Freeman‘s acceptance of the idea. Congdon’s term is up in 2010. Hysterically, Doyle’s breathless press release announcing Congdon’s appointment never mentioned Congdon’s work […]

Paul and Jessica Bucher are suing a West Bend hotel because their daughter burned her hands by putting them on the glass shielding a gas fireplace. Their daughter was burned sufficiently that she had to receive emergency treatment and continued medical treatment because of the burns. I’m surprised this is receiving press coverage at all. […]

Jessica McBride sums up what I think is the public sentiment on building a stadium at Frame Park: Northwoods baseball yes, at Frame Park no. But it’s estimated that more than 1,500 people would attend each of the 34 games. That’s a lot of people in a pretty small park, even if it’s down from […]

You definitely want to take the time to read this Milwaukee Magazine article on the Sister Giannini sexual abuse case. Jessica McBride does some of her best writing in taking us into the lives of two of Sister Giannini’s victims and the incomplete resolution of this story after her conviction. Print this entry

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. […]

Jessica McBride has the last word on State Rep. Don Pridemore’s understanding of the First Amendment. In response to the robocalls, Pridemore whipped out a press release that, in disclosure, mentioned my husband. Flailing at an imaginary electoral strawman, Pridemore raised speculation that my husband is going to run against him and speculated that it […]

Blogger Illusory Tenant, aka Thomas Foley, was on WUWM’s Lake Effect with Jane Hampden yesterday. The podcast is online. I re-listened to the program again today to confirm Hampden only touched on Illusory Tenant’s reputation as “the champagne of hateblogs.” Had Hampden done her research she would have asked Foley about the time he called […]

WUWM-FM, a public radio station for those of you who never leave the AM dial anymore, has been featuring a different blogger every day on “Lake Effect”.Monday: Jay BullockTuesday: Rick EsenbergWednesday: Mike MathiasThursday: Gretchen SchuldtAnd today, Jessica McBride. You can almost hear the local liberals screaming about Jessica invading their turf. You can listen live […]

WUWM-FM, a public radio station for those of you who never leave the AM dial anymore, has been featuring a different blogger every day on “Lake Effect”.Monday: Jay BullockTuesday: Rick EsenbergWednesday: Mike MathiasThursday: Gretchen SchuldtAnd today, Jessica McBride. You can almost hear the local liberals screaming about Jessica invading their turf. You can listen live […]

Jessica McBride makes a great point about last night’s Michigan primary: There were fewer independents voting in the GOP primary in Michigan than voted in New Hampshire. McCain has yet to show he can appeal to enough Republicans to win the primary. Then, again, he’s showing he can appeal to enough independents to win the […]