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.
Tammy’s fundraisers are behind Kavanaugh accuser
from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tammy’s fund raisers are behind the Christine Blasey Ford gambit. Tammy announced her opposition to Kavanaugh just 3 days after the nomination was announced. She will NOT meet with Kavanaugh.
The latest from Madison’s school-to-prison pipeline!
Boy, 17, shot on city bus; 16-year-old sought near La Follette H.S.
We are reporting any school-age (under 18) incidents to counter the school-to-prison pipeline myth.
A 17-year-old was shot in the leg Wednesday (09-19-18) afternoon when a firearm went off on a Madison Metro Transit bus, causing three areas schools to go into lock down, Madison police said.
A 16-year-old boy was showing the 17-year-old boy a firearm when it went off on the bus, Gary said.
The victim was taken to a hospital for what is believed to be non life-threatening injuries, while police are actively searching for the 16-year-old, who fled the area, Gary said.The intersection where the shooting happened is near La Follette High School and Sennett Middle School.
“A 15-year-old Madison boy was arrested Monday (09-17-18) for stealing a car, the fifth time in the past year the boy has been arrested for the same crime.
“The unidentified boy was arrested by officers of the Madison Police gangs unit and the West District community police team. The arrest took place in the 6700 block of Schroeder Road, where he was discovered with a Honda Accord, stolen from Middleton.
“The boy is a gang member, and others in the gang have also been arrested multiple times for auto theft, said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.“In addition to the Accord theft, the boy allegedly was in a group of teens who stole a car from the Memorial High School parking lot in October, with the teens crashing the car.”
Taken verbatim from the police chief’s daily log:
Check Person – 11:36 a.m. Monday, Sept., 17 — Officers responded to check the welfare of a juvenile (16-year-old WM) at West High School was who exhibiting “strange, atypical and erratic behavior”, yelling in the hallway, punching property and refusing to listen to school staff. Officers contacted the subject, took him into protective custody and conveyed him to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago for treatment.
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