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  • Is this election cycle the wackiest in our nation’s history?

    February 10th, 2016
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    For the first time in my life, I find myself envying the national media. Ah, what it must be like to wake up in the morning and wonder what absurdity will come about.

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    Will it become easier to privatize Wisconsin’s water supply?

    February 3rd, 2016
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    I have been thinking that perhaps it is time to launch a new regular column. Perhaps we could call it “Latest Dumb Idea from Madison” or “You Won’t Believe What They’re Up to Now.”

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    Does Kleefisch wish to mentor 6-year-old hunters?

    January 20th, 2016
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    Ask Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc), who shortly will receive a ticket and be fined for shooting two turkeys, an adult male and a juvenile jake, with one shotgun blast.

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    Wildcat now lacking a manager

    January 13th, 2016
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    As regular readers of this column can attest, the one move by our slash-and-burn state government that galls me the most is eliminating the funding for Wisconsin State Parks.

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    Are people searching for community this holiday season?

    December 23rd, 2015
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    After last Saturday’s community Christmas dinner in the Ontario Community Hall, a handful of folks asked me, “Who puts this thing on?”

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  • Brookwood has its version of a little UN this year

    December 16th, 2015
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    In case you hadn’t noticed, Brookwood is awash in foreign-exchange students this year. The district has been hosting foreign-exchange students for decades, but this year seven are attending the school and one more will arrive next month. It’s a regular little United Nations in our backyard.

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    Truck decal angers reader

    December 9th, 2015
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    Back when I was far younger and far less jaded, I was certain that the election of Richard Nixon to the White House in 1968 signaled the end of the United States as I knew it.

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    Legislature may need to take a civics class

    December 2nd, 2015
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    As the battle over accepting Syrian refugees rages on, I often ask myself, “Where in heaven’s name did these politicians learn civics?”

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    For hunters, Wisconsin is a no-drone zone

    November 25th, 2015
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    No, no and no again. You cannot use drones to track that big buck, to herd that flock of turkeys from the neighbor’s place over to yours, or even to observe a mother eagle feeding the kids breakfast.

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    The 2015 War on Christmas has begun

    November 18th, 2015
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    ‘Tis the season for the War on Christmas. It is becoming a tradition like Advent calendars and Black Friday.

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