Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

The decision to place the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro looks worse and worse. I mentioned Altamont Wednesday night. What’s being described in Rio makes a riot by the Hells Angels look like a concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Here is part of a report from The Anvil Group, a security organization specializing […]

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I have ATT U-verse. If I put on channel 85, I can see all four NBC channels supposedly showing the Olympics. Right now, my only choice is to watch short track speed skating, one of the more stupid sports I have ever seen. As I’m typing this, some Koreans bumped themselves out of the race. […]

The nine people and events in 2009 that most shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle’s announcement that he will not seek re-election. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett getting attacked outside State Fair turns him into a hero. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson wins re-election. Passage of a state budget built largely upon […]

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How old are the Chinese gymnasts? I guess we’ll just have to cut them in half and count the rings. Print this entry

Swimsuit controversySpain’s synchronized swimmers are banned from wearing flashy suits. Does that mean they have to swim nude? Print this entry

ESPN did a “feel good” story on Lopez Lomong, the member of the United States Olympics Team elected by his fellow athletes to carry the flag at the opening ceremonies. His story is one that Americans should hear more often when we think the world would be full of fuzzy niceness if we all just […]

The attack on student protestors in Tiananmen Square was 19 years ago today. From the Associated Press: New York-based Human Rights Watch said about 130 prisoners are still being held for their role in the demonstrations that were crushed in a brutal military crackdown. The square in the heart of the Chinese capital is expected […]