Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

My wife, the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha, is an online bill payer, and one of the bills she pays online is our AT&T bill. I just received an e-mail from them thanking me: It’s AT&T and the Arbor Day Foundation’s way to say “thank you” for going paperless. Plus, you’ll enjoy these benefits: • You’ll […]

Let’s all go to the lobby, Let’s all go to the lobby. Let’s all go to the lobby, To find ourselves a treat. Remember the Good Old Days when a politician climbing into bed with a lobbyist meant getting an extra campaign contribution in exchange for a vote?  Remember former Democratic Party chairman Joe Wineke […]

I just wanted to post that headline before Barry Orton. ATT’s U-Verse boxes have batteries that go boom. AT&T first became aware of the battery problem in October 2006, when a cabinet in a suburban Houston neighborhood blew up and tore out a piece of wooden fence from a resident’s yard. About three months later, […]

Why do we have cable monopolies? Why can’t different cable companies compete within the same community? Why can’t Waukesha have Time Warner and Comcast? What is the benefit to any community to have the aldermen choose one cable company over another? As long as the different companies that use the telephone poles in the right […]

Ed Garvey, former Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, and others are upset at finding their names on a petition to support AT&T’s plan to dominate Wisconsin the way Standard Oil dominated America before the Sherman Act. (Correction: AT&T just wants to sell television programming to compete with cable and satellite without too much government hassle.) Oddly […]