Results tagged with 'politics'
Published Aug. 12, 2014
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.
Published Aug. 5, 2014
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.
Published July 30, 2014
Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) set forth another in his continuing series (like Harry Potter, but with more magical thinking) of budget committee plans designed to "help" the poor. I'd like to offer 100 things Paul Ryan could have proposed in this most recent version but didn't that might actually help the poor.
Published July 21, 2014
Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally got off the fence and called for the state's lawmakers to "repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin." Clearly an attempt to motivate his base, Walker's statement -- like most anti-Common Core sentiments -- missed the mark on what the real problems are and opened up an ugly can of worms.
Published July 17, 2014
It might be possible for me to count on the fingers of one hand the times I've actually been proud of a politician. Once more I find I'm proud of a politician, in this case County Executive Chris Abele. Even though I don't agree with all his decisions, he provided a moment that will forever be burned in my memory.
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Dear Governor Walker,I'm writing this letter to you as a constituent who has been, I believe, one of your staunchest supporters to date. What you have been able to accomplish in your first term, even after staring down a ridiculous temper tantrum driven recall attempt, has been phenomenal. Act ...
Thursday November 29th, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL The stress and strain of the booking end of the business continues. It has nothing to do with the comedy end, but then again it totally does. If I don’t get bookings, I can’t be funny. It’s a vicious cycle, and ge...
If you have ever visited downtown Milwaukee, and especially if you have lived (or live) downtown, you have undoubtedly experienced people standing on the streets begging for money.As someone that has lived a majority of my life in downtown Milwaukee or on the Eastside, I have experienced a whole ...
For those of us born and raised in Milwaukee, there are many places, people and things that at the mere mention, make us smile and bring back memories.For a majority of my life, Downtown Milwaukee was my life. If I close my eyes I can still see the red swivel stools that outlined the grill which ...
Wednesday November 21st, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL The average person has no idea how difficult it is to be a professional entertainer. Had I known before I started, I seriously doubt I’d have chosen the path I did. There’s a lot to be said about the security of a &lsq...
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