This week, I appeared on the \”Here and Now\” show on Wisconsin Public Television to discuss the uselessness of the Government Accountability Board – which continues to operate in violation of federal law by not having an accurate voter list. In an Associated Press story today, UW-Madison political scientist Charles Franklin agrees: \”Surely they (other […]
Now, I readily concede that I\’m close to the upper age limit for Facebook. Anyone older than me, and it gets pretty creepy. But I have to say, Facebook is kind of freaking me out. You see, more and more of my classmates are coming online and adding me as a Facebook friend. And in […]
Last week, when WPRI released our report detailing the massive amount of unfunded liabilities local governments are carrying for their retirees, I honestly didn\’t expect much of a counter-argument. How could there be? The facts are indisputable. In fact, the best shot a local official took at an explanation was the Superintendent of Waukesha Schools, […]
It was five years ago this week that my daughter was born. In the hospital, holding her for the first time, it was impossible to comprehend the fact that childbirth occurs all the time. It was such a wonderful, unique experience, I was convinced that the little girl in my arms was the first child […]
Imagine you\’re a young guy who has just started dating the girl of your dreams. You get around to the discussion of how many people she has \”been with.\” She says \”two.\” (That\’s what girls always say, usually accompanied by an extensive story about how she dated some guy for years.) Now imagine there was […]
Again, sorry for the lack of blogging – work has taken up my time, as we will have a big project going public tomorrow with which I will likely bug you then. I have also spent much of my day burning all my Clay Aiken t-shirts and CDs. I\’m still numb from the shock. In […]
Yesterday, Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign wrote an editorial in the Capital Times, arguing Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen\’s lawsuit is a \”fool\’s mission.\” Essentially, McCabe says we shouldn\’t enforce the current federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA), because it might upset some people (which is kind of the purpose of a lawsuit): […]
From a local company, no less.
Nearly a decade ago, British provocateur David Icke took a trip to Canada. As he swiped his passport through the scanner at the Vancouver airport, the words “WATCH FOR” appeared on the screen. Security quickly whisked him away to a holding cell. Icke, a former English football player and BBC sports correspondent, had his career take a […]
Well, that was a long way to drive to see the Packers immolate themselves. As I mentioned in my last post, my buddy Gooch came up with a ticket for me for tonight\’s big Packers-Cowboys game. And thus, it was required that I drop everything and make the trek up to Lambeau to watch this […]
As it turns out, I ended up with a ticket to tomorrow\’s big game against the Cowboys. If I know you, and you want to meet up somewhere before the game (I\’ll be there about 2 hours early), send me an e-mail.
Sorry I haven\’t been able to post in a few days – after three straight weeks in a row on the road, I need to settle down and regain my bearings a little bit. I\’m still a little disillusioned – I actually cried at the end of \”Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay\” tonight. […]
I spent most of last week in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the State Policy Network annual meeting. (For those not \”in the know,\” the State Policy Network is the national organization for state free-market think tanks.) I got into Scottsdale on Tuesday night, and I began to miss home within an hour of settling into my […]
For years, people have been playing the \”would you rather\” game, where one is forced to choose between two roughly equally-unpleasant scenarios. (Would you rather eat a bowl of tomato soup strained through a vagrant\’s beard or eat a kidney bean-sized chunk of his ear wax?) The game is usually good for some laughs, but […]
In the extremely unlikely event you didn\’t tune in to \”UpFront with Mike Gousha\” this weekend, I made an appearance to discuss the Republican National Convention. I was joined by Chris Miklos, who attended the Democratic Convention in Denver and also blogged about it for Wispolitics.com. You can watch the discussion that aired on the […]