Category: Dane County Executive

End of the Third Week in May, We are Busy Bees, Cross-Pollinating.

Posted May 18th, 2014 @ 7:56 AM by

This past week was another full one. I was very grateful for the grey and cold days at the earlier part of the week, as it slowed me down. Each day last week there were labor organizing events–MTI won the right to bargain for their contracts and Fast-Food Workers Strikes. There were also local political […]

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 […]

Camp Kesem

Posted April 7th, 2013 @ 3:48 PM by

Shameless Plug here! A charity that is very near and dear to me – Camp Kesem is having a fundraising dinner and has open slots! A Little about Camp Kesem and their mission: To provide children affected by a parent’s cancer with a supportive, lifelong camp community that recognizes and understands their unique needs. To […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will the Voter ID bill be in effect in every ward?

Posted May 19th, 2011 @ 8:20 AM by

The Wisconsin Assembly passed the \"Keep Democrats From Voting in Wisconsin\" bill in a 60-35 vote (all republicans and inexplicably 2 democrats) voted to pass this through the assembly. They were so sure about this bill that they summarily dismissed every single amendment brought forth by the democrats! The problem is, there is still one […]

Cottage Grove/Monona Election results!

Posted April 6th, 2011 @ 9:17 AM by

Thanks to the Herald-Independent! The new Mayor of Monona and President of Cottage Grove: Monona results: Bob Miller has defeated Council President Jeffrey Wiswell, Sr. for Mayor of Monona, 2393 – 1361, according to unofficial results. Doug Wood (2351), Jim Busse (2056) and Chad Speight (2006) won seats on the city council, while incumbent Mike […]

Spring 2011 Election Endorsements

Posted March 30th, 2011 @ 2:46 PM by

The Spring 2011 sample Ballot is out and its time for my spring endorsements for the local election. 1. Wisconsin State Supreme Court – JoAnne Kloppenburg Plenty more about this race can be read here! 2. Circuit Court Judges: * Paul Higginbotham * Maryann Sumi * Richard Niess 3. Dane County Executive: Joe Parisi. All […]

Just for fun

Posted March 24th, 2011 @ 9:54 AM by

A nice tribute to badger hoops and the desperation of the Bruskewitz campaign.

Which MM is more popular? Mark Miller or Mike Mikalsen?

Posted March 15th, 2011 @ 11:53 AM by

Tonight in the Village Of Cottage Grove, appointed village president Mike Mikalsen and Dane County Supervisor David Wiganowsky, are holding a fundraiser for Dane County executive candidate Eileen Bruskewitz, at 1855 Saloon and Grill. They are also holding a recall Mark Miller petition signing. In case there was any doubt, Mike Mikalsen and David Wiganowsky […]

How you can make a HUGE difference!

Posted March 8th, 2011 @ 5:17 PM by

I saw it posted on a few different blogs, people asking the author (how can I make a difference?). h/t Jessica Ace and Ever Onward. I sat down and started writing and this is the list I came up with(some is localized). It was too controversial for this blog, as it was removed almost as […]