“The problem with left-wing movements isn’t so much ‘the left-wing’ as it is the ‘movements.’ Movements sometimes have a totalitarian edge that cannot abide dissent, or even a hint of it.” — syndicated columnist Froma Harrop.
“I didn’t hear that question and don’t ask it again.” — Paul Soglin, asked if his bid for governor would be his last campaign.
“A good friend of mine — a lifelong Democrat … — told me he hates Paul Ryan. HATES! I didn’t press him for his reasons. But Mr. Ryan, the best representative both personally and ideationally of intelligent Republicanism, seems, with such a large pool to choose from, a strange man to hate.” — culture commentator Joseph Epstein.
“The hard truth about our criminal justice system: it’s racist … I mean, all the way, front to back.” — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts.
“America was never that great.” — Andrew Cuomo, Democrat(ic) governor of New York.
“Andrew Cuomo was never that great.” — National Review.
British (socialist) Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn admits being present at wreath-laying for Munich terrorists but says “I don’t think I was actually involved in it.” The Independent, August 13
Wisconsin is winning
U.S. Added 157,000 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rate Slips to 3.9%
“I’ve never seen such a steady stream of gains — there’s no volatility in the numbers,” said Ellen Zentner, chief United States economist at Morgan Stanley. The manufacturing sector has been strong recently and gained another 37,000 jobs in July.
“We’re not seeing any impact from trade tensions, as it’s too early,” said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West in San Francisco.
“We are bringing unemployment way below 4.5 percent, which the Fed considers full employment,” said Simona Mocuta, senior economist with State Street Global Advisors. — New York Times article on strong economy that managed not to mention the name Trump even once.
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The Stately Manor is open to customers only A few years back, drunken bums set up housekeeping at a Brittingham Park shelter. Comfy on sofas discarded on curbside, they blasted tunes on boom boxes as they got their jones on … Continue reading
Puts crimp in Madison’s ‘Cops Out of Our Schools’ movement Police advocates last week presented each of 20 alders and Mayor Soglin with copies of Heather Mac Donald’s book, War on Cops. The gift is intended as a corrective to … Continue reading
Their minds are closed; don’t confuse them with facts The Madison Common Council did something good Tuesday 05-15-18 and they will get some credit for it: they expressed their appreciation for police during National Police Week. Unanimously. (Their resolution.) Mayor … Continue reading
More likely to be spirited away in the dead of night It seemed like a reasonable question. Would Madison city government hold a ceremony when the forklift yanks the memorial stone from Confederate Rest cemetery? Mayor Soglin at the controls. … Continue reading
Madison’s Me-Too movement The board of directors here at the Blaska Policy Werkes unceremoniously demoted the chief fact-checker here at the Manor, stripped off his epaulets, and canceled his subscription to Guns and Garden magazine. For the first time in … Continue reading