Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Alba’s scarlet letter City adds adultery charge against chief Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 9/19/13  The problem is sex, as in too many of us are obsessed with it. When we’re not obsessed with our own sex lives, we have the sex lives of public figures to fill the time. The city of Waukesha Fire […]

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 […]

The problem with doing fifty predictions at the beginning of the year is checking them at the end of the year. Of course, I could be like every other pundit that makes predictions and then ignores them. That’s just not my style. Besides, it’s fun for me, too, to see just how badly I did. […]

Former Republican State Senator Randy Hopper was arrested for drunk driving Sunday night and held for 12 hours in the Fond Du Lac jail. Adding to the tsk, tsk factor is the passenger in the car, Valerie Cass, the “other woman” of the Hopper recall. I’ll leave it to my readers to decide what lessons […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 18, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Recalls a waste of time and money  All that work just for the status quo  (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at http://www.wigderson.com and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.)     Have I mentioned I hate recall elections? I really, really […]

From my Waukesha Freeman column on July 21st: In the case of the six Republican state senators that are being recalled, they will need to put the focus on the Democrats’ track record in screwing up Wisconsin fiscally, forcing the drastic budget cuts this year. That will probably be impossible for two of the Republicans. […]

Republicans have chance of holding state Senate Nygren story does not inspire confidence  Can we dispense with the obvious? Democrats were already spinning Tuesday’s election results as “building momentum” in the recall elections. It’s a clear example of “say anything and hope it sticks.” Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen defeated recall organizer David VanderLeest rather […]

The failure is complete. State Representative John Nygren will not be running a write-in campaign in the recall election of Democratic State Senator Dave Hansen. Nygren only turned in 424 nomination signatures, practically begging the Democratic Party to challenge the. The minimum needed is 400, but Nygren could have turned in many more to protect […]

Perhaps Republicans in Wisconsin should take a page from the Democrats in how they’ve handled Anthony Weiner’s too-late confession. Democrats are lining up one by one to take a bite out of Weiner. Maybe he was obnoxious and disliked. Maybe they really don’t like what he did. Maybe they’re uncomfotable that Weiner’s best character reference […]

The Republican Party is sometimes called “the stupid party,” but this time they’ve outdone themselves. When the story was first broken by the LaCrosse Tribune of phony Democrats getting recruited to run in the Democratic Primaries in the recall elections, silly me, I thought it was just a bunch of cranks. Instead it turns out […]