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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

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Jay Bullock

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Jay Bullock is a high school English teacher in Milwaukee, columnist for the Bay View Compass, singer-songwriter and occasional improv comedian.


Recent Articles
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - October 14, 2014
 I didn't need to watch the Walker/Burke debate
 I didn't watch the Walker-Burke debate last week. I'd like to say it's because I have an active social life and was out partying on a Friday night; in reality, I just didn't want to -- I didn't need to.
 
 Kids & Family - October 8, 2014
 There be Dragons: Why Dr. Driver's sailing may not be so smooth
 MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver told OnMilwaukee that "now, a month in, we're smooth sailing," and if Jau Bullock were a coffee drinker he would have choked on it because that's just not what he's seeing here on the ground, to slightly mix metaphors.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - September 30, 2014
 Copy that: Burke plagiarism is a non-scandal
 Is this plagiarism "scandal" evidence that Mary Burke is unqualified to be governor of Wisconsin? Hardly. It seems much more like evidence that the opposition has nothing of actual substance on which to campaign.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - September 16, 2014
 Deficit attention disorder
 Walker, who claimed budget management skills as his primary qualification to be your governor, has run up a deficit more than double what Jim Doyle did during the Great Recession.
 
 Living - September 9, 2014
 The iCloud hack and the kids these days
 I was very excited the other day when I heard that celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Jill Scott, and Kate Upton had their iCloud accounts hacked and nude photographs of them were being posted all over the internet -- but not for the reason you might think.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - September 2, 2014
 Poll position: Somehow, Walker is more popular than his policies
 Yeah, I know what you're thinking. "Oh, look, it's a day that ends in Y, so Bullock is slamming Scott Walker again." You bet! But this day, I have new results from the Marquette University Law School poll to talk about, and since the poll has been eerily accurate - nailing Gov. Walker's recall win in 2012, for example - the results are worth paying attention to.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - August 26, 2014
 Lessons in crowd control from Ferguson, Europe and the classroom
 I was doing some errands the other day, catching up on podcasts in the car between them, when I heard this: "The behavior of crowds tends to be determined by what's happening outside the crowd." I could not help but draw the connection between what was being said about crowds and what is happening now in Ferguson and around the country.
 
 Living - August 19, 2014
 We the living make deaths "senseless"
 "Senseless death"-- and its companion, "senseless tragedy"-- is one of the tritest, emptiest phrases you hear. And, sadly, you're hearing it a lot these days, although it's hard to say that anyone's death is in any way sensible, other than perhaps the lucky few who die of very old age on their own terms with friends and family around all their affairs fully settled.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - August 12, 2014
 Jay Bullock heads to the mailbox
 From time to time, I like to check under the bridge to see what my trolls are up to. Wait, did I just say that out loud? I mean, I like to dig into the comments to my columns, as well as the emails they precipitate, and share my responses with those correspondents and world.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - August 5, 2014
 Why Ron Johnson's lawsuit really hurts my brain
 Good news, everybody! Wisconsin's senior Sen. (and man, is that a tough phrase to type) Ron Johnson, Republican, is appealing the dismissal of his lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, so the hilarity can continue for the foreseeable future.
 


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