Category: Advice

Poisioned Waters

Posted February 3rd, 2014 @ 6:38 AM by

EDITED This Monday Morning, I wrote a blog. That afternoon, I called the water department to find out what well my water comes from.  Same as my kids. They live on the East-side of Madison and currently are drinking from Well #11. The wells change seasonally there. My hope is that Well#7, which is the […]

Primary Day!!

Posted February 18th, 2013 @ 11:59 PM by

Tuesday February 19, 2013 is Wisconsin Primary Day! There are only a couple races on the ballot, but these races are very important! 1. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court: There are three candidates Vince Megna, incumbent Pat Roggensack(not a conservative), and Marquette law professor Ed Fallone! The clear choice for me and hopefully for you, […]

New Rule – Voting

Posted October 15th, 2012 @ 10:45 PM by

New Rule: When the Wisconsin Republican Party, prosecutes BS likes this: n the town of Albion, new residents and young people who have just reached voting age usually drop by the town clerk’s office to register to vote. But this year, the town’s part-time clerk, Julie Hanewall, has received about 30 registration applications by mail, […]

Some Endorsements for the Primary!

Posted August 13th, 2012 @ 9:46 AM by

* Yuri Rashkin in the 44th District. * Joe Wineke in the 80th! In Wisconsin, we have to have people willing to step up and fight for progressive values. We found out in the last two years who actually will lead the fight against the craziness that has been the Wisconsin republican party. I would […]

My Testimony

Posted March 28th, 2012 @ 12:27 AM by

The Monona Grove School District recently held series of public hearings regarding proposed budget reductions in the district. As a district we have to cut approximately $1.2 million dollars from the budget this year, followed by preliminary reports of another $800,000 next year. I was happy that Superintendent Gerlach and the Board members present let […]

An Open Letter to Christopher Mertes

Posted December 28th, 2011 @ 10:38 AM by

Christopher Mertes, managing editor and far right wing idealogue, of the Sun Prairie Star, recently wrote one of the most ridiculous editorials I have seen this side of Christian Schneider. In his editorial, Mertes accuses democrats of hate speech, based on a few different facebook pages and comments. In mid-November, the Federal Bureau of Investigation […]

Hello McFly!

Posted November 26th, 2011 @ 10:40 AM by

Recently Cottage Grove Village Trustee Micah Zielke went on a little rant about local participation in Government during his officer remarks. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for electing me to office. I need to say however, that I am disappointed in the involvement of the public in the activities […]

New Rule

Posted November 14th, 2011 @ 10:34 AM by

With Apologies to Bill Maher, I thought I would steal his famous segment. New Rule: You can’t advocated slashing necessary services, especially if you have a column and pretend to be a journalist, and you do NOT know what those services do. A group of Dane County introduced a \"wheel tax\" to help raise money […]

The Myth of Education “Reform”

Posted September 15th, 2011 @ 8:42 AM by

My LTE made the Cap Times website, in a slightly edited version. Here is the full letter(with links): Now that school has resumed, it is time for a summer refresher course. While many people were enjoying their summer vacation, the Governors “budget repair” bill went into effect. Which means that everyone who works in our […]

Saving Privatized Ryan (brothers)

Posted July 15th, 2011 @ 8:58 AM by

The Village of Cottage Grove is at it again. They seem to be working very hard to lower the quality of life for all of the citizens in the Village(and unfortunately have been very successful the last two years plus). This time they have some accomplices – the town of Cottage Grove and the municipalities […]

Maybe I am divisive….

Posted May 25th, 2011 @ 10:26 AM by

Showing a case of Sour Grapes, former appointed Cottage Grove Village President Mike Mikalsen, submitted a LTE to our local paper attacking me. Last week, the newspaper printed two letters containing personal attacks on Trustee Paula Severson. The letter writ¬ers, Mr. Jeff Simpson and Mr. Ed Lemay, are two of our community’s most divisive participants […]