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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Thursday Music: Sweetheart Like You – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan turned 80 years old this week. Happy Birthday Bob!

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Thursday Music: Cortez the Killer – Grace Potter with Joe Satriani

Neil Young wrote it. Grace Potter and Joe Satriani nailed it. Enjoy.

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A Shitshow Sandwich With A Side Of Clusterfuck

If you have the time I highly recommend you read the entire 14 page letter the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors recently sent to Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann. Fann is a republican and the County Board is GOP dominated. To call the letter ” blistering ” is a…

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Covid Ronnie

Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) was born in Ireland in 1869, presumably with typhoid because her mother was infected during her pregnancy. She immigrated to the United States at age 15 and began, wittingly or unwittingly, infecting people around her with typhoid. At the time the concept of “asymptomatic carrier”…

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