But he takes responsibility, as if he had any other choice
Child non-support, drunk driving, driving without a license (three times!), and failure to appear in court. That is the rap sheet on the Iron Stache, ol’ Randy Bryce, unmasked by CNN (of all news sources). Not a Wisconsin news source?
Time for some political triage. John Nichols offers cover: “Randy Bryce takes responsibility for his past mistakes.”
What a mensch! Guessing his brushes with the law will only add to his appeal as a Merle Haggard kind of outlaw.
Went to Sauk City and Lake Wisconsin instead of the motorcycle ride Saturday with the Madison H.O.G. group. Instead, took the Lovely Lisa for a ride, top down in the Fiat 500C through western Dane County, over to Sauk City for lunch at the former Leystra’s on Phillips Avenue. It’s now under new management as the Sauk-Prairie Grill but same great selection of pies and comfort food.
Sauk City is always crawling with motorcycles when I’m there, even though they lost the Harley dealership due to consolidation with the Madison outlet. From there up 78 to Merrimac for a ride on the ferry. Stopped for one beer in Okee on the south shore of Lake Wisconsin and then explored the side streets and various cul de sac inlets to look at the houses.
Wouldn’t you know it! Sunday night HGTV featured a “hardworking firefighter” looking for a permanent home on that very lake “where he can unwind.” The real estate agent showed four homes and he chose the largest but on a channel to the lake. All for well under $300,000.
About the WI State Journal’s homicides series under Dean Mosiman’s byline.
Withholding judgment but so far what jumps out is simply this: “Cops ain’t the problem.” Still recites the victim narrative although not as egregiously as The Capital Times, which the Squire thought posed it as “Somebody is killing all the black men of Madison but we can’t say whom because that would be politically incorrect.”
Mosiman’s series still has three installments in the hopper. What are the chances he spoke to a conservative about the R word (stands for Responsibility)? Heather Mac Donald? Jason Riley?
Shots fired calls are up so far this year. Police Chief Mike Koval reports 13 shots fired calls for service last month. Through the end of June 2018, 101 shots fired. For the first 6-months of last year 95 shots.
If you own a gun you voted Donald Trump — unless you live in Vermont where even Bernie Sanders supports gun rights. They voted Hillary. Only in West Virginia did voters who owned no guns vote Trump. (Not enough data for Wyoming.) A deep data dive at the New York Times.
Vote Jesus Aguilar to the All-Star game
Trump’s pick tonight is Raymond Kethledge of Michigan. Just a hunch.