Category: What is a progressive

Sunny Schubert – Have You No Shame?

Posted April 11th, 2012 @ 12:07 AM by

“The State Department is infested with communists. I have here in my hand a list of 205—a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.” Senator Joe McCarthy 2/9/50. Shame on […]

Hariah H. Hutkowski Wants Your Money!

Posted March 29th, 2012 @ 12:58 AM by

And he wants as much of your taxpayer money as he can get his hands on. If you live in Sun Prairie or have driven through you would have probably seen a sign with the unique name. Mr. Hutkowski(Mr. H) is currently running. Not a typo as Mr. Hutkowski is running for every job he […]

Wake up and Smell the Coffee!

Posted December 9th, 2011 @ 11:05 AM by

Especially if your in Verona, WI! Local Verona small business Tuvalu Coffeehouse has come under some scrutiny(both positive and negative) for allowing people to sign their recall Walker/Kleefisch petitions inside the establishment. Instead of addressing every single response personally it was much easier for owner Erika Hotchkiss to respond to everyone Via a LTE in […]

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 […]

New Rule – part 2.

Posted November 25th, 2011 @ 8:54 AM by

This should be a given, but here goes. New Rule – Staff from really bad politicians make really bad politicians! While there are too many examples to name (Robin Vos and Cottage Grove’s own ex-appointed president being a couple. Sun Prairie is also finding that out with Mayor John Murray who was formerly paul ryan […]

The Myth of Education “Reform”

Posted September 15th, 2011 @ 8:42 AM by

My LTE made the Cap Times website, in a slightly edited version. Here is the full letter(with links): Now that school has resumed, it is time for a summer refresher course. While many people were enjoying their summer vacation, the Governors “budget repair” bill went into effect. Which means that everyone who works in our […]

Meet Randy Hopper

Posted July 27th, 2011 @ 7:54 AM by

While you have been able to get the latest news on Randy Hopper right here at this humble little blog, there are a couple of recommended reads elsewhere. 1. Courtesy of the Oshkosh Northwestern, saying that Randy Hopper’s campaign ad is so blatantly false that it amazes them. Yet even if voters expect hyperbole and […]

Random Thoughts….

Posted June 28th, 2011 @ 10:21 PM by

I went to the District 48 candidate forum at Talula tonight. I arrived late and was only able to see the last half hour so I wont go in to too much detail but I did have some thoughts. * Everyone there(including the audience which was a packed house) are better than 505 of the […]

Of The Midnight “Revision” of Paul Revere

Posted June 19th, 2011 @ 1:04 PM by

I had been meaning to let this go, but it has been on my mind as a microcosm of the political events of recent times and wanted to put it to discussion. Recently Sarah Palin, embarrassed herself with her Paul Revere revisionism. Everyone makes mistakes, and there are many many stories both fact and fiction […]

Are you kidding….follow up

Posted April 28th, 2011 @ 9:41 AM by

I wanted to follow up to this post. Where some anti-education individuals from Cottage Grove complained that a note was sent home publicizing an all inclusive community wide meeting on how to best improve our education. After an open records request, I found out that there were two complaints. One by phone who did not […]

Vicky for assembly

Posted April 17th, 2011 @ 7:16 PM by

I attended my first ever candidate announcement the other day when Vicky Selkowe declared her candidacy for the 48th assembly district, replacing Joe Parisi. Even though I am not in the district, I wanted to see what a “formal announcement” was all about. Vicky gave a very good speech, she stressed two aspects that were […]