Category: Event

Good Meeting Tweet, Brings Bad Journalism

Posted June 20th, 2013 @ 2:36 PM by

Apparently in today’s Wisconsin, random “tweets” are now what is classified as news! We have one of the most extreme budgets in our history being passed quickly through the Wisconsin statehouse, major cuts to education, an abysmal 2 + year Abysmal economy in Wisconsin and our paper of record is combing through random tweets! Honestly! […]

School Board Forums – The Isthmus, Sustain Dane and Ex-Mayor Dave Redefine “Fairness”

Posted February 29th, 2012 @ 7:50 PM by

It is Board of Education candidate forum season and everyone is getting into the act (full list at the bottom).  That includes Sustain Dane and the Isthmus, who are co-sponsoring a forum.  All good, except they have chosen Dave Cieslewicz as one of the moderators and today our ex-Mayor endorsed two of the candidates.  Nice […]

Recall Observations

Posted January 17th, 2012 @ 10:19 AM by

Here is My Letter to The Editor regarding my observations from collecting signatures. Congratulations to everyone who collected signatures for the recall effort of Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch (and all four republican senators) whether you collected 1 or 1500 or anywhere in between. Thank you! I recently spent a Saturday morning collecting signatures for […]

The Purpose of Ride the Drive

Posted June 27th, 2011 @ 3:58 PM by

I have a problem with the way Mayor Soglin seems to be framing the issue of how to improve Ride the Drive.  When the Mayor talks about the situation, he portrays it as a tension between the fun of the ride and a 20-45% loss in parking ramp revenue and business.  But Ride the Drive […]

Are you kidding?

Posted March 18th, 2011 @ 1:20 PM by

The members of the Dane County School Board Consortium and WAES (Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools) have gotten together to sponsor a public meeting to discuss walkers $900 million dollar cut to public schools. In Monona Grove(probably like other school districts) we get an automated mass email with school events(infinite campus). My son was sent […]

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 […]

Help Get Move To Amend on the Madison Ballot!

Posted August 17th, 2010 @ 11:20 AM by

Corporations are not people, money is not speech and corporate contributions to the political process do not violate the 1st Amendment!

Nothing to do today?

Posted August 7th, 2010 @ 8:26 AM by

Unlikely, I”m sure, but just in case, here’s a couple ideas . . . Greetings! Make Saturday a day of Northside festivity all day long. Start out at the Mallards/Pierece’s Kids Day, at NorthTowne Center. They’ve got food and fun galore planned from 10 am to 3 pm. Then mosey down to Troy Gardens between […]

Racial Disparities Implementation Team Work

Posted July 27th, 2010 @ 4:22 PM by

I’d kept half an eye on the Dame County Task Force on Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, but my interest and hope has markedly increased with the beginnings of the Implementation Team work.  When the Task Force Report came out I was impressed with the thorough documentation of the issues along with the […]

People’s Affordable Housing Vision

Posted June 28th, 2010 @ 11:07 AM by

2nd Notice: See the Forward Lookout Calendar for more community events. Come learn about the People’s Affordable Housing Vision and how you can help! Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., in one of the 2nd floor meeting rooms. […]

Chicken Coop Time!

Posted June 24th, 2010 @ 7:21 AM by

Tour des (Chicken) Coops