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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 - December 17, 2014
 Fact-checkers ignore biggest Grothman lie: the poor are lazy
 A few Sundays ago, Congressman-elect Glenn Grothman told Milwaukee TV host Mike Gousha that welfare recipients "can easily get $35,000 a year in total benefits between the healthcare and the earned income credit and the FoodShare and the low-income housing and what have you." By zeroing on the number he spat out -- and, you know, $35,000 does seem like a lot of money -- the fact-checkers miss the chance to nail Grothman for the far worse implication of his statement: that the poor are lazy, and are paid by the government to stay lazy.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - December 9, 2014
 The right to freeload
 Right to work? There is not, right now, in Wisconsin or any other state a prohibition on people working. The act ought to be called the "right to freeload" bill.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - December 2, 2014
 Remember all the wars this season
 It's December, we're deep into this year's War on Christmas -- you have probably been Happy Holidays-ed repeatedly in the last week -- and it's easy, under fire like that, to forget about the many other ongoing wars and the casualties inflicted in them.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - November 25, 2014
 Things to be thankful for, 2014 edition
 It's Thanksgiving week, and in the spirit of the holiday, I'd like to offer some things that we can all be thankful for this season in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and beyond.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - November 18, 2014
 This white Democrat agrees: we blew it
 This year, though vote totals suggest Wisconsin turnout wasn't down for a mid-term election, my anecdata do: every election I give my students bonus credit for bringing in "I Voted" stickers. This month I collected fewer than I ever have from my overwhelmingly black and Latino students, suggesting they, their families, and their neighbors just didn't vote. Even in the "99 percent Obama" ward where Burke and the president appeared together, turnout was down from the last gubernatorial contest.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - November 11, 2014
 Narrative bias boosted Walker win last week
 Regardless of whether the voters agreed with Scott Walker's actual policies on everything from the minimum wage to school funding, they voted for him anyway because of the story being told.
 
 Kids & Family - November 4, 2014
 School board's Bonds erred in calling out education reporter
 Watching the flap between Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Michael Bonds and the Milwaukee press last week was a little surreal for me.
 
 Milwaukee Buzz - October 21, 2014
 Dear Sen. Johnson: here's my last will and testament
 Dear Ron Johnson, senior U.S. Sen. from the great state of Wisconsin...
 
 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.
 


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