Monday, August 26th, 2019

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 […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 30, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Cheeseheads rule Badger State dominates GOP convention      At the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker received a roar of applause when he cast Wisconsin Republican delegates’ votes for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. It was another reminder that when the protesters […]

Every election cycle there’s talk of a crossover vote due to Wisconsin’s open primaries. And after every election there is little evidence of actual cross-over voting for the purposes of mischief. There was some talk on Charlie Sykes’ program of voting for Scott Walker in the Democratic primary for governor, although Sykes was non-committal to […]

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I fail to see how calling Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke a “domestic terrorist” helps improve anyone’s understanding of fiscal policy. It’s a sick, twisted grab at attention, and it should not be approvingly quoted on Twitter, either. Given Lew Rockwell’s possible role as the ghostwriter of the racist Ron Paul newsletters, one would think […]

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. […]

I’m not quite with Owen Robinson on this, but I understand the sentiment. When asked if he would support former Congressman Mark Neumann in the general election for Senate against Congressman Tammy Baldwin, Robinson replied (comment 10), No. If Baldwin wins, she will be equally effective in the Senate as she is in the House. […]

I love looking at my website and seeing the different Google Ads that appear in the banner and the side bar. Oh look, it’s another hip replacement lawsuit ad. Lately Congressman Ron Paul has been making an appearance. The irony of Paul’s campaign for president is that if he somehow won the Republican nomination I […]

Apparently the organizers of CPAC need to set a minimum age requirement for libertarians attending the conference.  I suggest 40. The ballroom for big events fills up many minutes in advance. In this instance, the people who wanted to hear Rand Paul speak at 3:45 had to arrive around 2:30, and stay there. If they […]

I had to laugh at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane the other day when he announced, “Ron Paul, my new hero.” Did you hear how Republican congressman Ron Paul smacked down all those folks who are fear-mongering against the so-called Ground Zero mosque? Frankly, he’s my new hero. Given Ron Paul’s history when it […]