Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Waukesha Freeman Thursday, 08/11/2016 Page A06 Opinion Wisconsin GOP is the Ryan Party Bad night for Chris Larson Any discussion of Tuesday night’s election results has to begin with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s victory over recent transplant and alt-Right favorite Paul Nehlen. In the closing days of Nehlen’s campaign he even said there should be […]

The Lovely Doreen from Waukesha and I drove out to Sun Prairie Saturday night to see Purple Rain on the big screen. Neither of us were old enough to see the “not-so-semi-autobiographical” film when it was first released. We had to wait until it was released on VHS. I think my group of friends watched […]

Time passes and you must move on, Half the distance takes you twice as long So you keep on singing for the sake of the song After the thrill is gone Glenn Frey may not have been the best singer in the band. That was Don Henley. Frey was not the best guitarist in the […]

I don’t think it’s possible to be a fan of movies without liking Maureen O’Hara. When we think of the great actresses that filled the screen, O’Hara has to be near the top of the list. Think of what she had to do. She had to portray Esmeralda next to Charles Laughton, her mentor, playing […]

There was a sad announcement yesterday at the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference that Curt David passed away. The last time I saw Curt was at the 97th Assembly office, post Bill Kramer, on the second floor of the Capitol. The Lovely Doreen from Waukesha and I had just taken a tour with our children and we […]

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 […]

Former Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament died earlier this week and there was plenty of reliving the pension scandal and the aftermath. As I explain in an article for RightWisconsin, the lasting effects of the Milwaukee County pension scandal go far beyond the impact it had on Milwaukee County government. Ament will be remembered not […]

Sad news from Hollywood today. Harold Ramis has died. He was 69. If you were to compile a list of what movies is essential viewing just to be a guy, think about this list: Animal House, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Meatballs, and Back to School. Just to be a guy, you have to be able to […]

Rock musician Lou Reed died over the weekend from liver disease. He was 71. I always liked Reed’s most famous song, Walk on the Wild Side. Almost everyone has heard the song at least once. Most people don’t bother listening to the lyrics beyond, I Said, Hey baby Take a walk on the wild side […]

In today’s Waukesha Freeman: PEWAUKEE Kelin Olson May 31, 1966 – Sept. 25, 2013 Kelin Olson, 47, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He spent most of his life in the Waukesha area, attending St. Mary’s Elementary School andCatholic Memorial High School. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kelin got his law degree from […]