Category: The Media

Dear Media: Please Research the Declining Returns on Highway Investments

Posted October 14th, 2014 @ 5:30 AM by

Every couple of weeks, we hear about a $680 million shortfall in the transportation fund.  The unspoken premise being that the projects that are creating the need that exceeds what the gas tax brings in are demonstrably worth the investment.  So what is the return on highway investment nowadays? Go ahead, make a guess.  And keep in […]

Why Teachers Need a Union – Part 2

Posted March 28th, 2013 @ 9:33 AM by

I posted before some examples why teachers need a union. From Idaho we get another case study! A high school science teacher in Idaho is under investigation by the state’s professional standards commission because he reportedly used the word “vagina” during a biology lesson. Tim McDaniel, who teaches 10th grade science at Dietrich School, told […]

That Was Then, This is Now!

Posted September 20th, 2012 @ 11:13 AM by

Madison Radio Hate sqwuacker Vicki Mckenna, appears to be trying to bring back the Monkees song from 1986. Which is actually a nice change of pace to only br brought back to 1986m since usually the republicans want to take us back to the 1920’s. Here is Vicki’s current version of the old hit song! […]

Sunny Take Two

Posted April 20th, 2012 @ 10:13 AM by

Recently WPRI hack and Herald – Independent Columnist Sunny Schubert wrote a column congratulating Gannett Newspaper for checking the Verify the Recall database, looking for employees, then punishing them. I then responded and pointed out the similarities between VTR and McCarthyism. Sunny,of course, responded in a very distorted way. Instead of focusing on the content […]

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 […]

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 […]


Posted March 26th, 2011 @ 8:02 AM by

I was listening to WIBA-AM recently (Here and here)and the President-select of Cottage Grove was on Mitch Henck’s show(I am not sure why Henck gives him so much unchallenged airtime) with his “version” of what happened recently at the Capitol and the passage of the collective bargaining bill. Unfortunately, while politicking on our dime, Mr. […]

Wisconsin State Journal Editorial

Posted February 18th, 2011 @ 12:11 PM by

In regards to  this editorial, I sent the following letter: I just wanted to let you know that with today’s ridiculous editorial, If the “budget repair” bill passes, I will be canceling my subscription to your paper. I am just curious since the Republicans shut down debate after one day, when exactly could the teachers […]

This Side of Town, the TV Version

Posted April 3rd, 2010 @ 2:03 PM by

Well, I survived my first taping, learned a lot, got over my nervousnesss and am thinking about continuing, but now its time for you to be the judge – just cut me a little slack, cuz it is, after all, my first show! There’s also a second show I’ll be on this week about blogging. […]

Brief Snowy Tuesday Round Up

Posted December 22nd, 2009 @ 1:43 PM by

More snow! Wow. Yesterday was the first day of winter, the longest night of the year, but I’m done with winter already. A LOT OF GOOD “EMPLOYEE OWNED” DOESWoodman’s cutting mental health insurance for their 2,000 employees? What? Right, the employees made that decision? Some delightful ignorance, from one of their “employees” named Clint Woodman […]

Monday Morning Round Up

Posted December 7th, 2009 @ 1:45 PM by

Lots to comment on . . . not just the Edgewater . . . MADISON SCHOOLS GET VISIT FROM POCAN AND MILLERLast Monday they stopped by for a chat with the school board. Here’s a report on their meeting. It’s the only one I could find and I had been curious how it went as […]