Sunday, December 11th, 2016

The voters in the Town of Waukesha have spoken and they returned all three incumbents running in Tuesday’s election. The following are unofficial results from the county website: Ryan Licht came really close to unseating the incumbent Larry Wolf, which would have meant a clean sweep of Angie Van Scyoc-approved candidates. Now that Van Scyoc […]

My latest op-ed that appeared Monday at RightWisconsin explores some of the insanity of Town of Waukesha politics. It isn’t just who is running. It’s also who is backing the challengers. But more interesting than the Krzyzanowskis are the people backing them. Just before the final weekend Van Scyoc and her husband registered an independent […]

I got falsely accused by the former Town of Waukesha Chairman Angie Van Scyoc of, “But now that his job is to discredit he takes issue that the husband and wife running for public office in the town will vote alike and agree on everything.” Coherent thought is not Van Scyoc’s strong suit, nor is […]

It’s the Town of Waukesha edition. A Hamm/Van Scyoc twitter account sent three tweets in my direction, all saying the same thing: Then they blocked me so I couldn’t respond. Damn. If there was only some way, some means of responding to them. The tantrum was in response to a blog post about a party at the […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A5 Opinion Town of Waukesha politics just odd Welcome to the bizarre world of Town of Waukesha politics. To steal a line from a past column, never have so many fought so hard over so little. Town Board Chairman Jhn Marek is being challenged by resident Wayne Krzyzanowski. Also running for the […]

As I explain in my column in today’s Waukesha Freeman* the Town of Waukesha’s politics are just bizarre. I mention a couple of oddities about the upcoming election and the shameful treatment of the current clerk by one faction in the town. However, let me give you one more story about the strangeness of town politics. Despite […]

This year we are continuing our tradition of taking a look back to last year’s predictions.  You would think I would learn each year that making so many predictions just means I have more work to do the following year correcting them. I’m also increasing the odds I’ll be wrong. Some people think I’m just […]

Phil Connors: Excuse me, where is everybody going? Fan on Street: To Gobbler’s Knob. It’s Groundhog Day. Phil Connors: It’s still just once a year, isn’t it? So it’s Election Day… again. And Governor Scott Walker is on the ballot… again. Phil: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster? Mrs. Lancaster: I don’t think […]

I jokingly referred to him as the “mercurial Walter Kolb,” in part because he never allowed a yard sign in front of the Republican Party headquarters on Hwy 164 for any candidate that had his disapproval. But as a county supervisor, Kolb was a voice for conservative policies. He was a generous contributor to conservative […]

I sent an email to Joe Banske, candidate in the 97th Assembly district, asking him if he was told why he did not get the endorsement of Wisconsin Right to Life. The response was a little bizarre. Given the nature of the email I received, I thought I would respond publicly. My question and Joe’s […]