Month: November 2005

Kinky politics in Texas

Texan Kinky Friedman, author of “Texas Hold ‘Em,” is running for governor. Given the successes of Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Kinkster figures he could be a governor, too; since governors don’t do any “heavy lifting,” he could do …

According to Santayana…

“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Thanks to Christopher Wren of Madison who sends the following: “I more than suspect already that he is deeply conscious of being in the wrong – that he feels …

Outspoken folk…

Madison’s own Michael Feldman opened today’s Whad’ Ya Know with, “What Clinton did to an intern, Bush is doing to an entire nation!” On Thursday, November 17, Congressman John Murtha held a press conference on US policy in Iraq. He …

Compassionate Conservatives

Tennessee Republican Sen. Bill Frist wants to get to the bottom of something. He’s so worked up he’s calling for joint congressional hearings on the scale of the 9/11 Commission. “A string of prisons in Eastern Europe in which suspects …

That sinking feeling…

An October 2005 survey commissioned by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute found that “only 6 percent of Wisconsin citizens believe their elected officials represent the interests of their constituents on important issues. Most (47%) believe their local officials represent their …

Rummy is not Satan

“According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions” – Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense CBS News, January 2002 But the transactions that can be tracked are even more disturbing, especially when they lead to insider trading benefits. …

Peg Lautenschlager meet Mr. Floatie

“After a year of failed negotiations aimed at averting litigation, Wisconsin’s state Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager said Tuesday that she would sue the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District for dumping about 1.5 billion gallons of untreated storm water and sanitary waste …