Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

What were the events that shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin in 2010?  This is my list of the top ten events that occurred in 2010 in Waukesha and in Wisconsin.  Ten each.  A-dime a-piece. Feel free to add your own in the comments. Waukesha: The approval of Waukesha’s water application by the Waukesha Common Council The election of […]

Wisconsin’s absurd standard for residency when it comes to running for office needs to be fixed. The whole point of any residency requirement is that someone representing a district in the legislature should actually be of that district. I know, what a concept. Instead, we have a ridiculous rule that allows someone to move into […]

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I was not able to attend last night’s candidate forum.  However, Joe Petrie from the Waukesha Freeman was there. Taxes, the economy and jobs dominated the discussion Tuesday, with each candidate telling the audience why they’re the best person for the job. “At this point, nothing is sacred,” […]

State Representative Scott Newcomer announced today that he will not seek re-election (ht: Kevin Binversie). The distractions of his personal life and the presence of three respectable challengers must’ve finally been too much. Perhaps his constituents would have been more forgiving of his foibles had he been more visible in the district. On the other […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Feb 25, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A Newcomer’s flip-flop Rep. co-sponsors but now against bill on electoral votes (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) If it seems silly to be talking about the 2012 presidential elections now, […]

As we noted previously, State Representative Scott Newcomer reversed himself on supporting AB751, the bill to throw Wisconsin’s electors at the winner of the national popular vote regardless of the voter preference of Wisconsinites. Newcomer claimed he did not understand the bill when he agreed to co-sponsor it. Local blogger Silent E commented on the […]

This will only add to the perception that State Representative Scott Newcomer’s personal life is distracting him from his responsibilities at the legislature. Newcomer actually signed on as a sponsor of the bill to surrender Wisconsin’s electoral college votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote nationwide regardless of the preference of Wisconsin voters. […]

If last year was a rough year in the personal life of State Representative Scott Newcomer, this year the hangover presents a real challenge to his career in politics. Newcomer’s challengers for the Republican party nomination are coming into the race with more money on hand than the incumbent. In one case, a lot more […]

State Representative Scott Newcomer’s troubles keep growing.  He now has another challenger for the Republican nomination, business owner Chris Kapenga.  From the press release: He is a Certified Public Accountant and owns Integrity Holdings, LLC, a business investment company.  Chris is acting President of Integrated Time Systems, LLC, which is an international provider of workforce time management solutions with over […]

It’s 2010, the year someone loses a contact. Once again, it’s time to shake the magic martini shaker and see into the future.  Four or five ought to do it.  If we stare at the olive in the glass long enough, a vision slowly appears.  A vision of things to come, and another refill.  This […]