Bob Blackbird: Wisconsin’s First COVID-19 Fatality

Because Wisconsin has unfortunately reached the 1,000+ COVID-19 fatalities, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a few obituaries of those Wisconsinites that have been lost. Here is their obit for our very first loss: Bob Blackbird. The blockade of Berlin and subsequent airlift was one of the opening salvos of the…

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Well We Aren’t There Yet: LGBTQ candidates:

About a month ago I wondered out loud when we would be able stop saying the first (*) to get elected (*) or the first (*) be become (*)…but I knew at the time that we were a long way from there. So today’s article by Bruce Murphy at Urban…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

and despite the president’s pronouncement otherwise, there is no war on Thanksgiving. So best wishes to all of our readers and their families. I hope you all have time to celebrate and unwind and reconnect today!

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Where Is Hunter Biden?

Well Mr. President…he’s not here: please tell me that this was photoshopped and not just another piece of evidence in the impeachment inquiry…

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Our Sunday Morning Homily:

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Let’s Move On To Irony And The GOP In Wisconsin

It seems that a number of GOP legislators in Wisconsin are real estate tycoons in their own small ponds…and aren’t beyond helping themselves prosper…maybe visions of being Donald Trump dance in their heads? A series of sweeping laws promoting the interests of landlords at the expense of renters, local governments and…

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So, Exactly What Is Scott Walker Running For?

Getting ready for a rematch against Governor Tony Evers? Replace Ron Johnson in the US Senate? Hmmm…he’s been almost as active as the president on Twitter lately. A sample of today’s topics, one where he is suddenly an expert on foreign relations: Do you think, if President Trump starts a…

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Anti-LGBTQ Protesters Pester Idyllic Bay View

The Bay View Community Center (BVCC) attracted some unwanted attention May 4, 2019 because of a story hour they were hosting. The story hour? “May the Fierce Be with You,” was the story hour’s theme, and it featured Star Wars-related titles, including a comic book and two picture books aimed…

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The US Military fails in protecting families of service members from lead poisoning.

There has been increased concerns about lead levels in Milwaukee children over the past year or more. The city health department has dropped the ball on following up with treatment for children identified as suffering from lead poisoning. Lead water laterals are only slowly (far too slowly) being remediated because…

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The party of Reagan has turned the tables

From an article in the Arizona Republic about migrant and refugee families being reunited in Phoenix: A woman introduces herself as a staff member of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and quickly tries to put the families at ease. “I want to assure you we are here to help…

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