Tag Archives: Wisconsin

The Banishment Of John Menard, Jr.

I’ll admit that a week ago I didn’t even know who John Menard, Jr. was.  He came to my attention in one of the scandals surrounding Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the John Doe II Investigation.  Michael Isikoff’s investigative reporting for … Continue reading

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But It Was All Legit?

Answer: I was in fact born in the morning but it was in August of 1952.  Question: Do you believe Governor Walker’s explanation of the “coincidence” of John Menard, Jr.’s political donations and the tax breaks he received.  Hint: I … Continue reading

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Rambling On Three Continents

If you ever wanted to globe trot faster than a jet setter today is your day.  I want to look at four political events on three continents.  Let’s go east to west.

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Where Does Treason Begin?

The question on my mind is where does partisanship cross over into treason?  I’m not sure I’m going to answer that today, but in the wake of an open letter signed by 47 Republican members of the United States Senate … Continue reading

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Failing The Audition

The Republicans won a great victory in November’s election which gave them control of the Senate and increased their majority in the House of Representatives.  2015 should have been their audition to demonstrate to the American electorate that they are … Continue reading

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Fooled?

In yesterday’s posting I wrongly accused the House of not posting the results of a vote on their website in a timely manner.  It turns out I was incorrect, or more accurately had fallen for their deception.  I guess I … Continue reading

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Why The Kids?

Today’s Republican Party is held up by three pillars: greed, racism/bigotry and the promotion of ignorance.  That sentence will come as no surprise to my regular readers.  Progressives have long warned that as Republican state budgets proved unsustainable one of … Continue reading

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Peaking Too Soon

With the college basketball season nearing its end I am forced to recall a lesson I learned as a young coach: you want your team to be playing its best basketball just before the post-season.  Those are the games that … Continue reading

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A Lead Trial Balloon

Last week Friday most of the American political world was shocked to hear that Willard Mitt Romney was not going to run for President in 2016; I was not among the shocked.  In politics it is a common practice to … Continue reading

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