Thursday Music: You Can Have Him Jolene -Chapel Hart

Dolly Parton’s ” Jolene ” is one of the most iconic songs in the history of country music. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #217 on their list of of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. But apparently not everyone agrees with the song’s narrator who begs Jolene…

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Thursday Music: When The Fire Sets Us Free – Steve Carlson

Hey gang, below is my entry into National Public Radio’s annual song contest, aka ” Tiny Desk Contest”. The video is rare footage of an irascible and cantankerous recluse in his natural habitat performing a surprisingly tender song at serious odds with his public persona. So if you could find…

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Bamboo Brandtjen Should Go To Michigan

Wisconsin’s lead election conspiracist, Janel ” Bamboo ” Brandtjen, recently traveled to Arizona to observe whatever the hell it is that’s going on out there in Maricopa County, and upon her return promptly announced she’d like to see an ” Arizona style audit ” of Wisconsin’s election results, which presumably…

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Eat your Heart Out, Milwaukee

Politico is reporting that India Walton, an unabashed socialist, is poised to become mayor of Buffalo after upsetting four term incumbent Mayor Byron Brown in last night’s Democratic primary. Politico notes that there hasn’t been a socialist mayor of a major American city since Milwaukee’s Frank Zeidler left office in…

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Bamboo Brandtjen Jumps The Shark

It’s official: GOP Assembly Rep Janel ” Bamboo ” Brandtjen has returned from her trip to Arizona and stated she would like to see an Arizona style ” audit ” of Wisconsin’s November election! What can we expect next? We’re going to need a ton of UV lights to screen…

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Thursday Music: Coyote – Joni Mitchell

Here’s Joni Mitchell live, with Roger McGuinn and Bob Dylan, at Gordon Lightfoot’s home. What a line-up. What a party that must have been!

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Bamboo Brandtjen

After learning that several Wisconsin GOP lawmakers, including Assembly Rep Janel Brandtjen, traveled to Arizona last weekend to observe the so-called ” audit ” of Maricopa County’s election results, (some are calling it a fraudit ), just for the fun of it I Googled ” bamboo brandtjen ” and a…

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As Kenan Thompson Would Say ” What’s Up With That?”

So I recently returned to scrolling through an ostensibly progressive Facebook page that I had seriously neglected throughout much of the last year or so, the Wisconsin Urban and Rural Progressive Coalition, and I saw a post asking people to sign a petition from National Nurses United asking Rep. Gwen…

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Thursday Music: The Last Chance Texaco – Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones has a new book out, Last Chance Texaco. Here’s the song from which the title is taken, which was a track from her eponymous debut album released in 1979. Loved this record when it came out. Still do.

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Land Of The Home And Freedom Range

Can you just imagine what republicans would be saying if Joe Biden had muttered the title above during, say, a State of The Union address? ” He’s got dementia! How can a guy with dementia run the country?!?!? ” But it wasn’t Joe Biden who spoke this marvelously garbled word…

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