Some Thoughts On The Double Deck Freeway

As many of you living in and around Milwaukee know, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is suggesting that the stretch of I-94 from 19th Street to 70th Street be rebuilt and expanded to four lanes. Because of space restrictions at the Miller Park interchanges and the veteran’s cemetery just west of there, DOT would like […]

Milwaukee Street Car Fight Heads To The Southside:

Just before last Wednesday’s Common Council vote on the fate of the starter loop for the Milwaukee street car, we experienced dueling press conferences in the city hall rotunda on Tuesday January 20th. And it got very interesting to see who was involved.

First up were Alderman Terry Witkowski (13th Aldermanic District) and Alderman Jose […]

Press Release About Alderman Dudzik from Milwaukee Common Council UPDATE

If you haven’t heard about the cultural and societal obscenities spewed out by Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik, you can follow the spoor trail here.

But the rest of the Milwaukee Common Council decided that Alderman Dudzik wasn’t going to have the last word…and it might be pertinent to note that both street car proponents and […]

Which Price War Is OPEC Actually Fighting?

All of us are aware of the decline in oil and gasoline prices that started late last year and promises to continue well into 2015. Reasons for the drop is attributed to declining demand from recessionary trends in parts of Europe as well as China and developing countries and general over world production. Under the […]

We Need A Name That Bill What It Is Bill

In computer programming I have always been a proponent of naming data items, objects, programs, files, etc with names that essentially describe what they do or what they contain. Makes sense…but it’s not always followed and often leads to misunderstandings and code errors years later.

Which brings us to the Name That Bill What It […]

GOP Hypocrisy On The Keystone XL Pipeline

As regular readers are sure to note, I follow the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column: Congress, Following the Vote. Each week that Congress is in session it breaks out some of the bills voted on, a short description of the bill, what the yes or no vote means, and then how the Wisconsin delegation voted.

This […]

Court Affirms Foreign Corporation’s Right Of Eminent Domain in US

In the continuing saga of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that Canadian oil company TransCanada could essentially use eminent domain to seize right of ways on American owned property to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. Continued proof that money knows no borders:

Removing a major roadblock, Nebraska’s Supreme Court threw out […]

The Two Things Wrong With Milwaukee’s Street Car

This has been bouncing around in the back of my brain for a month or so…and with the interest in Zach’s post about Milwaukee’s streetcar, it’s time to get it on electrons!

There are two fundamental things that I see are wrong with the Milwaukee street car project and neither of them have anything to […]

Why An Anti-Unionist Would Want A Job In A Union Shop

In the continued discussion around the Right to Freeload bill expected to come up for discussion in Madison this January, when the topic of worker freedom gets bandied about…no one from the right ever seems to suggest that an anti-union employee has the right to find a job in a non-union shop…and there are more […]

NRLB Calls Shenanigans On McDonald’s

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board handed unions and the American workforce a major victory in declaring McDonald’s corporation as a ‘joint employer’ with it’s 14,000 US franchises of the fast food workers at all of their stores. This effectively puts McDonald’s on the hook with the franchise when the franchise is accused of […]

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