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.
“We finally have indictments in the Mueller investigation related to meddling in the 2016 election — and the only ones being charged are Russians.” — Laura Ingraham
“You’ve embarrassed the FBI, you’ve embarrassed yourself and I can’t help but wonder when I see you there with that little smirk how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eyes and lie to her about Lisa Page?” — U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert to FBI agent Peter Strzok.
Asked why she never remarried after their divorce in 1951, Nancy Barbato Sinatra answered, “After Sinatra?”
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What we’re reading at the Manor
Tell the Madison school board to quit race baiting