I’d like to take a few minutes to discuss Gary and Sally Sprenger and Peggy Romo West.
No doubt if you live in Milwaukee County and pay attention to politics, you’ve heard of County Supervisor Peggy Romo West, but you’re probably wondering, “Well yeah, but who the heck are Gary and Sally Sprenger?” That’s an [...]
Whomever said politics makes for strange bedfellows certainly wasn’t kidding.
Case in point is news today that the County Board’s budget panel, which includes at least four progressives, voted to give conservative Sheriff David Clarke a budget much, much closer to the budget he requested than the scaled-down budget the Sheriff would have gotten under [...]
This article is two weeks old, but given some of the back and forth here on Blogging Blue about this topic it seemed like breaking news to me.
Jauch has been a stalwart progressive legislator from the north woods for 30 years. He took Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz up to visit the La Courte [...]
“Democratic” State Rep. Brett Hulsey is off his rocker (emphasis added). With embattled Rep. Brett Hulsey, you never know what to expect.
This started out being a post on Hulsey’s unusual use of campaign funds to buy an old convertible and register for a triathlon. But by the end of two chats on Monday, the [...]
“This has to be one of the best introductory lines I’ve ever read in an article…
“Tuesday was an angry day in Weinerland.”
The line in question refers to an article penned by former Weiner campaign intern Olivia Nuzzi in which she told a rather unflattering tale of her experience working on Anthony Weiner’s mayoral [...]
Melissa Harris-Perry is upset with Edward Snowden. Again.
This time she blames him for MSNBC’s failure to discuss the content of what he leaked, focusing instead on his whereabouts and where he’ll be granted asylum. It’s Snowden’s fault that Harris-Perry can’t talk about anything other than how he’s no Nelson Mandela, MLK or Wendy Davis. [...]
Via Shaina (emphasis mine): “We have over 20 open record requests. This corporation counsel’s advice has caused us to have numerous staff hours – supervisor hours going through these tedious requestsHow much does the public have the right to know? I have never fully agreed with any corporation counsel we’ve had but again I think [...]
Keep it classy, County Supervisor John “We’ll have your head on a stick” Weishan… Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Jr. said Wednesday County Executive Chris Abele “is engaged in political genocide” against the County Board.
“This is a person who is engaged in political genocide,” Weishan said, in support of overriding several Abele vetoes. “He [...]
And they couldn’t even be bothered to have a debate before the fired Kim Walker… The Milwaukee County Board on Thursday voted to fire county Corporation Counsel Kimberly Walker, but gave a one-month reprieve to another appointee of County Executive Chris Abele.
The board voted 13-5 on the Walker firing and did not debate it.
Why does this not surprise me? Emotions boiled over Wednesday after the issue of weakening the Milwaukee County Board got mixed into debate over a proposed deal on transferring a county water tower to Wauwatosa.
Don Tyler, County Executive Chris Abele’s top aide, strode straight to Supervisor John Weishan Jr. immediately after a committee hearing [...]