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.
I’m voting today …
... for Lowell Holtz, superintendent of public instruction.
Let’s spoil the Left’s necktie party
An anti-Trump group called "Indivisible Wisconsin" is holding an unsanctioned Ron Johnson Town Hall 6 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 22) at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Avenue in Madison. I'm going.
The Minister of Good Cheer asks:Why do dogs wag their tails? Because no one else will do it for them.
Unpredictability of Liberals
Ann of Althouse asks:
Did the New York Times talk about "the Quiet Grandeur of the Courts" when decisions went against President Obama?
If you don’t think the Madison school board is bad enough …You might consider voting Kate Toews on Feb. 21. The candidate asks: "Did you know that Madison is one of the best-funded school districts in the country? Yet our teachers start out earning less than those in Milwaukee, La Crosse, and even other districts in Dane County. Our school board hasn't done enough to support educators. I'm going to change that." Um, Ms. Toews, how about the children? Remember them?
Judge Troupis is holding court
Mouldering in the basement
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