Category: Progressive Dane

Be Careful Who Your “Friends” Are!

Posted December 10th, 2012 @ 12:04 AM by

I recently attended the Educate to Elevate Conference in Madison, and I was very skeptical going in. While I left the conference just as skeptical, I think there were a few good things that came out of it. It is never bad when people get together and discuss ways to improve education. I also had […]

Local Progressive Talk

Posted November 27th, 2012 @ 8:25 AM by

We all know by now that Sly in the Morning and the local news team, on 1670 WTDY was ambushed and fired the day before Thanksgiving by new General Manager Rick Mccoy. Thus effectively ending any local voice that progressives have. Also ending any chance that people have of actual real time news coverage. With […]

Chief Erwin Has To Go!

Posted September 11th, 2012 @ 8:37 AM by

New Capitol Police Chief Dave Erwin has really put his stamp on the new job since taking over from Charles Tubbs. Unfortunately for the people of Wisconsin and the Constitution it is serious far right turn. Oppression of free speech, no matter what side or what topic is never ok and Chief Erwin needs to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looking for Volunteers!

Posted April 1st, 2010 @ 12:24 PM by

Wanna volunteer? I can put you to work . . . I’m currently looking for volunteers in a variety of areas for a variety of projects, if you are interested in any of these, please let me know. DUMPSTER DIVINGToday, at 10:30 until we move another 2,000 carpet square. Anyone? My office manager Erika and […]

Property Tax Exemption: Where’s the "Out"?

Posted April 29th, 2009 @ 12:51 PM by

So, Attorney Tim Radelet has suggested how the City can get out of this situation. The Property Tax Exemption Subcommittee of the Housing Committee have also suggested several things (skip past the first part about the resolution – go to the part where Bill Clingan talks to the committee.) Bill Clingan, our Community Development Director […]

Why the Council didn’t meet to Take Back their Power

Posted April 29th, 2009 @ 12:16 PM by

So, the council is past the time when it could have a meeting to rectify the obliteration of their recent actions on the property tax exemption issue. Who’s fault is it that there wasn’t a meeting called? First, let me say, I’m aware that several alders tried to convince the powers that be that they […]

Madison City Council Declared Irrelevant

Posted April 28th, 2009 @ 11:19 AM by

Wow! I’ve never seen this! Common council makes a motion. Motion passes. City Attorney declares their action null and void. And doesn’t think it can come back before the council. The topic? What else – the continued struggle between staff, the Mayor’s office and the Common Council – the property tax exemption. I used to […]

Re: Progressive Dane and Scott Milfred

Posted January 31st, 2009 @ 8:08 PM by

In regards to Scott Milfred’s anti-Progressive Dane editorial a little while ago, here’s another response (aside from mine): Dane County Almanac: Progressive Dane worth fighting for

Is Scott Milfred at the WSJ Stupid, Incompetent or Just So Arrogant He Doesn’t Think People will Realize the Truth?

Posted September 4th, 2007 @ 3:59 AM by

Or maybe he just thinks that the readers of the Wisconsin State Journal are dumb? Just when I think he can’t top himself, Scott Milfred and the Wisconsin State Journal prove, once again, that they just don’t care if what they print is the truth or not. Milfred’s latest, PD Distraction Isn’t Worth a Vote […]