Category: Crime

Singing for the 1st

Posted August 27th, 2013 @ 11:47 AM by

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Nathaniel Macon One thing that is common place in today’s society is the ability of people to have access to something and want no one else to also have that same thing. That being said, it amazes me that […]

Permit Occassionally Required!

Posted January 14th, 2013 @ 7:25 AM by

As the Cartoonish Chief Erwin sends his minions all over the state to issue tickets for singing in the Capitol, (purportedly for gathering in groups of four or more) yet he is selective in who gets these tickets! H/T Rebecca Kemble for this picture from Inauguration Day: I checked Ccap and none of these people […]

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, […]

Merit Pay In Education -A Case Study

Posted April 19th, 2012 @ 12:04 AM by

The Wausau Daily Herald recently penned an Op-Ed stating that under the last legislative session school reform "took a step forward" The reforms establish a new system for teacher evaluations that is sensible and balanced. Student achievement — that is, test scores — now will be considered in teacher evaluations. But they won’t be the […]

Cottage Grove Politics

Posted March 12th, 2012 @ 8:59 AM by

April brings us another election and in Cottage Grove, WI it brings us almost full circle. In the April elections bring the Village a series of unopposed races. For School Board we will have incumbents Lionel Norton, Jessica Ace and Jason McCutchin. I was happy to see them all run again because despite the fact […]

Dane County Conservatives(should scare you)

Posted February 21st, 2012 @ 8:46 AM by

Today is primary election day in Wisconsin, so please go vote. I recommend Heidi Wegleitner and Carl Chenoweth. Unfortunately there are not primaries(or even opponents) for too many races. When going to the polls in Dane County, I wanted to point out a couple things that may have been missed. 1. The conservatives on the […]

The actual story – MGSD

Posted December 22nd, 2011 @ 9:30 AM by

Recently, the Keep scott walker in power campaign funded largely by out of state special interests, ran an ad where he used a Monona Grove Elementary teacher said things were great under Scott Walker. Well it did not take much time or research to realize that said teacher was lying. For more information you can […]

Purge the Merge and other Village Business

Posted November 28th, 2011 @ 7:12 AM by

The Village/Town of Cottage Grove merger talks merger talks have been put on hold. I have written before on the merger talks, here and here. After having spent thousands of dollars on studies and brought in speakers telling us why the Verona city/town merger failed, things have been put on hold because of a He […]

Don’t Take Your Guns To Town…

Posted October 17th, 2011 @ 7:47 AM by

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution. I always wonder how many of the gun advocates have ever actually read that. I know some that haven’t. In Cottage […]

What Did You Do On Summer Vacation?

Posted September 5th, 2011 @ 9:34 AM by

While I worked, we were able to get away for a family vacation in Hayward, WI. Monona Grove School District teacher Brent Schacht spent his summer making television advertisements to re-elect Alberta Darling. “There is no stronger advocate for our kids” Alberta Darling is someone who claims to have taught in her bio, yet where […]

Stop Piling on….

Posted February 10th, 2011 @ 8:59 AM by

I know Chris Rickert, is fairly new to the Wisconsin State Journal, but I usually really like his columns. Today however, his column today is a huge swing and miss. I am not here to defend Chris Nelson, thats a completely different thing and should not be lumped in with the rest of this story. […]