Monday, August 26th, 2019

Somebody posted a Facebook page called, “Wisconsin for Safe Mining,” but what they were saying wasn’t safe and wasn’t smart. Whoever it was, they threatened a few anti-mine activists. A man named Terry Dipper listed them on the Wisconsin Reporter’s Facebook page, citing their opposition as a reason armed guards are needed at the Gogebic […]

When the Democrats don’t get what they want, they sue. That was the message Assembly Democrats gave when the Republican reform of the state’s mining laws passed Thursday. I prefer the Dion and the Belmonts version. Seriously, it’s good that the Democrats put themselves on record. That way if there’s a delay in the start […]

Rivers of sulphuric acid? Um, no. We could do with a little less scaremongering by the Democrats and a little more science. Print this entry

Walker’s virtual second term He has a mandate for growth Waukesha Freeman, Page a6, Opinion, 1/17/13 On Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker gave what could be considered his second inaugural address. The “State of the State” address follows a year of tumult in Wisconsin, including multiple elections and even an unprecedented attempted recall of Walker. After […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

The MacIver Institute is reporting that proposed mining approval process reform legislation may be coming back to life like Buck Rodgers. The Capitol is abuzz today with rumors that the feared-dead mining permit modernization bill may still have a pulse. The Senate Judiciary committee suddenly scheduled AB426 as a topic for a public hearing on […]