The Surreal Has Taken Over

Bob Gannon

We've seen a lot of stuff happen in Wisconsin over the last few years that beggars belief. School teachers have been made the subject of ridicule. Corruption becomes ensconced in law. The state Supreme Court has its own sort of continual judicial shenanigans. But I never really thought I would see a state legislator recommend that we all become a bunch of armed vigilantes, packing heat when we go to the mall just in case someone might use a gun.

Seniors React: Don’t Take My Home Phone Away!

Kathleen Vinehout
Seniors React: Don’t Take My Home Phone Away!
By
Senator Kathleen Vinehout
 
“I was furious,” said Cindy from Chippewa Falls. “I wouldn’t have stayed on the phone this long with this dinky cell phone.” She just found out state law allowed phone companies to dump their landline customers.
 
Cindy waited 40 minutes on her “dinky cell phone” to join a telephone town hall meeting with 7,373 other seniors.
 
AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) hosted the town hall. I was the guest senator. We joined forces to promote my “Home Phone” bill – Senate Bill 240. The bill would return state law to pre-2011 language and protect phone customers from losing landlines.

Looking for a last-minute Christmas Gift?

Greetings from Fitwalkerstan calendar

I've for some time now had a copy of this calendar. I have to believe that any Uppity person in your family would love to have one o f these -- good for a laugh and for some serious thought about what's happened in our state over the last few years. There's more information (and a place to order) at the Few Publishing web site. I think you'll have fun. Here's a sample:

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Who is on the Public Records Board? Privately taking this Gov thing private

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? Well, we don't know, really, because the State of Wisconsin Public Records Board apparently did a lousy job keeping records on itself.

Minutes of the board's August 24 meeting are without detail or an accounting of votes on an motion -- illegally ignored in the board's public meeting notice -- that effectively limits access to selected public documents by citizens, journalists and others.

What to Do About Those Pesky Unwanted Calls

Kathleen Vinehout
December 9, 2015
 
 
What to Do About Those Pesky Unwanted Calls
By
Senator Kathleen Vinehout
 
“I’ve been getting a lot of calls from blocked and private numbers,” Pat from rural Hixton told me. “We called the phone company and asked them to stop those calls, but I’m not sure what else we can do”.

Well, isn't that special?

Take a quick trip over to http://jebbush.com - see where life takes you.

Shouldda registered ALL those domain names, I guess.

He's going to be president one way or another if he can find a way.

By the way --- anybody notice that The Donald now wants to ban all Muslims from immigrating?

This sort of thing is the reason I have not been blogging lately - the  truth is  too depressing.

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