My story (I am sticking to it) began on a farm outside of Sun Prairie, WI as as the oldest of 6 children born within 7½ years. Attended a one-room country school (Oak Lawn) my first two years, complete with biffies in the back and a water bubbler inside. At age 12, the Old Man plunked me onto a Farmall tractor before heading off to serve in the state legislature. Got into newspapering at age 16 for a summer job at the Stoughton Courier-Hub. Met Lisa at UW-Oshkosh where I edited the school paper and rocked to the music, weed and protest of the late 1960s. Kept my shiny hiney out of ‘Nam with decent grades and and impossibly high draft number. Worked daily newspapers in DeKalb, Ill., and Waukesha, WI before landing at The Capital Times in Madison. Arrived there a standard-issue liberal; left as a Reagan conservative. Went to work for Tommy G. Thompson in various state agencies and in his press office. Served on Dane County Board of Supervisors from 1994-2006, winning six of seven elections in a City of Madison district. Served as an alternate delegate to the 2016 Republican national convention in Cleveland. Devoted Harley-D motorcycle rider. (I’m on my third). Catch me from time to time on my good friend Vicki McKenna’s weekly afternoon program (1310 AM on the dial) and from time to time on Joy Cardin’s WHA radio Wisconsin Week in Review Friday mornings and occasionally on Sunday morning TV news shows.
What do you think?
Boobs! They’re everywhere!
Here’s a little secret we have to say out loud: Women love the sexual interplay they experience with men, and they relish men desiring their beauty. Why? Because it is part of their nature.
Women want to be desired by men, to attract them, to be the only woman in the world for that man. Their beauty is an essential part of their allure, especially when men and women first meet.
You can’t pick up a magazine, turn on a website, or watch television without seeing boobs. They’re everywhere.
Folks, we have a winner!
The first woman caught up in the #MeToo frenzy
From the Kansas City Star (h/t Ann of Althouse):
Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after the Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances.
Wisconsin’s secret police
“Governmental accountability board? More like Wisconsin’s Secret Police” — U of Tennessee law prof Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today.
Leah Vukmir in the Wall Street Journal: “A rogue state agency took my personal emails and filed them under ‘opposition research.’ … [Milwaukee D.A.] Chisholm weaponized an arm of the government … to conduct paramilitary raids on people’s homes.”
The East German Stasi just happened in Wisconsin
Struggling young writer Christian Schneider in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Imagine finding out one day that your personal emails had been seized by a rogue state-sponsored bureaucrat fishing for damaging information. And that you had no idea until years after the fact that this government investigator had scooped up years of emails, soaking in your private secrets and filing them away for future use.
This isn’t a tale from the East German Stasi. It just happened in Wisconsin.
How about protecting private citizens’ information?
The Milw Journal Sentinel is concerned about “keeping important public records away from the citizens,” even if it involves sensitive police body camera videos. (Its editorial here.) How about keeping important private citizen records away from government? When will you speak out against the speech police abuses of the John Doe process?