My holiday love letter to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is up over at the WPRI Blog.
With Christmas over, you’re probably relieved your mailbox won’t be stuffed with those insufferable Christmas letters people send you to gloat about their annual accomplishments. People who you only know from their annual Christmas cards think it’s important to let you know that they ran three marathons, lost 50 pounds, and their kids became the […]
I\’ve had a few days to think about this, and I am still completely at a loss for words. You just have to see it for yourself. In one sense, it\’s just silly nonsense, and people should be able to do what makes them feel better. But in a small way, it bruises my soul. […]
I mentioned a few posts ago that I recently spent some time at the State Historical Society combing through old microfilm for some work research. There really can be no more entertaining endeavor than sitting for hours soaking in the zeitgeist of some past era as told by the newspapers of that time. In my […]
If you\’re at work, counting down the minutes until Christmas, then waste some time perusing The Smoking Gun\’s Top 20 Mugshots of the Year. Also, check out this short movie, which played before Wall-E in theaters. It\’s a big hit in my household: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
This afternoon, I had to run to the bank to deposit one of my meager paychecks. When I got out on the road, I grew very worried. Every road in Madison was jam-packed with cars. I wanted to know what I was missing – it looked exactly like it would look if there were an […]
TAKE A GUESS: My team has lost three of its last four games, dropping out of the playoffs – during which time I have thrown exactly one touchdown and six interceptions. The one game we did win was on a fluke miracle defensive touchdown against the Bills when they inexplicably tried to throw the ball […]
I\’m not usually one to blow my own horn (which I don\’t think is legal in Wisconsin anymore), but I do have to admit – I am the greatest snow driver of all time. I consider those of you who stay home because a little snow falls to be weak of spirit and onion-deficient. My […]
I was reading some old newspaper microfilm in the State Historical Society the other day, doing some research for work. As long as I was there, I thought I\’d look up the press account from a family tragedy that befell us in 1977. And I have to admit it – going back and thinking about […]
With the drama regarding Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich still unfolding, corruption is now back in style with the news media. The Blago scandal allows the usual cast of characters to run out and claim that because Blagojevich tried to auction off Barack Obama’s senate seat, we need to enact whatever campaign finance reforms they prefer […]
Poor Rod Blagojevich. First, he gets pinched by the feds, and now – after he politely declined an offer to resign his governorship – Illinois legislators are beginning their own investigation into whether he should be impeached. Apparently, the legislature is trying to shake the impression that Illinois is to political corruption what Florida is to flamingoes. […]
New evidence has come to light that really condemns Rod Blagojevich.
\”Police reports did not what type of sandwich was used in either attack.\”
Alright, I\’ll stop shampooing and get right to it. My dad sent me my Christmas gift already – some gift cards to Best Buy. A few weeks ago, I lost my iPod, and I\’ve been lost ever since. My life is devoid of meaning. I even accidentally ate a salad. So clearly, I need another […]
You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video At least Wood was “blunt” when he decided to take the “high” road in his official statement regarding his arrest: “I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible behavior. I apologize to my family, friends and my constituents who expect more from me. On […]