Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Our friends at the state DOT have decided to toss the horse’s head into the bed of the Oconomowoc Common Council, saying the train station was a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. The state Department of Transportation has dropped plans for a high-speed rail station in Oconomowoc, claiming city officials said they didn’t want one.But city officials disputed […]

Time once again to look back at the predictions of last January.  Robert Heinlein’s character Lazarus Long said that Cassandra did not get nearly the kicking she deserved.  Well, I hope I deserve better. My predictions, 29 for 2009, are below, and the results are in italics. 1. Beer and alcohol prices will increase substantially […]

A long, long time ago, in a land far to the west, a stranger walked into the little sleepy community of Oconomowoc. He told the natives, “O’ mighty Oconomowocians. I see greatness in your future. I see many people bringing you gold and riches, clothes and spices, thrones and palaces, fame and greatness, if you […]

Tomorrow night Oconomowoc is going to have another meeting on the future of Pabst Farms. Oconomowoc Mayor Maury Sullivan is no longer drinking the developer Kool-Aid and no longer believes that Pabst Farms is being developed as a regional attraction with high-end retail. Sullivan said the outdoor mall has been reduced to a “strip retail […]

The lights are much brighter thereYou can forget all your troubles, forget all your caresSo go downtown, things’ll be great when you’reDowntown – no finer place, for sureDowntown – everything’s waiting for you I know I talk about it a lot, but downtown Waukesha is open for business. Pete Kennedy takes a mini-tour of the […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting tomorrow night’s public hearing on the Pabst Farms project has been canceled due to the expected weather. The meeting is being postponed to sometime in January. That’s okay because who really believes anything is going to be built there anytime soon except a freeway offramp to nowhere? If they’re […]

Welcome to the Idiot Politician of the Week, where each week we sift through the politicians and pick the one stand out idiot that causes us to wonder how they feed themselves, let alone get elected. This week we may have discovered how some of the idiots get elected, with their idiot party’s help. In […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Waukesha County officials are waiting to see the plans for Pabst Farms before agreeing to release the funds for the interstate exit. But county officials say they won’t authorize spending the county money allocated for the interchange before they see the names of stores committed to the mall project […]

The Waukesha Freeman editorial on Saturday hit just the right tone on development at the Pabst Farms. The editors point out that unless more upscale stores are considered the project could stall. I agree, and I also agree with those Oconomowoc aldermen and Waukesha County Supervisors that there is no rush to develop Pabst Farms. […]

The Waukesha Freeman editorial on Saturday hit just the right tone on development at the Pabst Farms. The editors point out that unless more upscale stores are considered the project could stall. I agree, and I also agree with those Oconomowoc aldermen and Waukesha County Supervisors that there is no rush to develop Pabst Farms. […]