Monthly Archives: May 2018

Some hate speech is O.K., depending on the speaker

Like the Roseanne show, this blog has been rebooted … but not canceled (so far) The party-line telephone here at the Stately Manor was ringing off the hook Tuesday with concern that this popular feature (Free! And worth it!) had … Continue reading

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Union dead honored at Forest Hill Cemetery, then Confederate

Gadzooks! What would Ald. Matt Phair and the Madison Common Council say! It was a beautiful Monday morning at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison where history was remembered, and honored, on Memorial Day. The most touching moment was when a … Continue reading

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Enjoy our Memorial Day weekend

… and remember.

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Who is the racist now?

Quiz time on this beautiful summer day to start the Memorial Day weekend. Who is the racist? Is it Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who posed as black and even scored a post as an NAACP official — to the … Continue reading

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On Starbucks and Meadowood Library

The Stately Manor is open to customers only A few years back, drunken bums set up housekeeping at a Brittingham Park shelter. Comfy on sofas discarded on curbside, they blasted tunes on boom boxes as they got their jones on … Continue reading

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Brave cops stepped up to the plate at Texas school shooting

Puts crimp in Madison’s ‘Cops Out of Our Schools’ movement Police advocates last week presented each of 20 alders and Mayor Soglin with copies of Heather Mac Donald’s book, War on Cops. The gift is intended as a corrective to … Continue reading

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