Why Does Law Enforcement Oppose Legalizing Weed? Hmmmmm….

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) stated Friday that he opposes legalizing recreational marijuana, telling WKOW in Madison that he’s deferring to law enforcement from around the state. “Recreationally, no, I’m not [in favor of legalization].” LeMahieu said. “I’ve heard from local law enforcement, law enforcement around the state…

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Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

It was a little over a year ago that the Democratic Party started in with what appears now to have been a coordinated, public handwringing over the prospect of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the top of the 2020 ticket. In a Politico piece from January 2020 Rep. Cedric Richmond…

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Trump Paints Self Into Corner, Shoots Self In Foot, Sticks Foot in Mouth

Donald Trump emerged Wednesday from his dimly lit bunker full of paranoia hued fever dreams to pick up right where he left off: the election was stolen, fixed, rigged, etc, etc, ad nauseam etc. Appearing on three separate conservative bombast outlets, Trump regurgitated the rhetorical vomit that has stained and…

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“And I’ll Be There With You”

That’s what Donald Trump told rally-goers at the so-called “Save America Rally ” in Washington DC on January 6th as he exhorted them to walk down to the Capitol to support the GOP senators planning to object to the results of a free and fair presidential election. “And I’ll be…

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An Open Letter to Aaron Rodgers: Run for United States Senate

Dear Mr. Rodgers ( I couldn’t resist), I’m sure you watched the Superbowl and saw Tom Brady win his 7th championship ring. I can assure you that I don’t like it anymore than you do, though I will allow that your particular proximity regarding the matter is certainly more intimate…

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Hopefully, Yet In My Lifetime, We Can Reach This Plateau!

A place where the media and pundits and Blogging Blue can stop writing things like: The first woman to….the first Black to….the first Asian-American to…the first Indigenous person to…the first gay person to…where it’s just common that every position of wealth or power or honor can be inhabited by any…

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: Essential Employees Tend To Be Minimum Wage Earners

As the United States has struggled with lock downs, stay at home orders, and other socially and economically disruptive actions taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus…decisions were made about who is/isn’t an essential worker in an essential business. Obviously health care workers are essential, as are police and…

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It’s Time For Milwaukee To Re-imagine Their Fire and Police Commission

This was one of the posts that I meant to finish in that catch up Friday some weeks ago. But I never got to it, partly because I kinda burned out that day and partly because it seems impossible to completely get my head around. I started working on this…

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It’s Doxing Day Or How I Met New HR People

During June 2017, just months after taking on publishing responsibility here at Blogging Blue, I got an internal message from someone that I didn’t know. They wanted to set up a meeting. Not sure on who was asking, I talked to my manager. They recognized the requestor as one of…

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So Is The New WI State Crime Lab A Candidate For MKE’s Century City?

The State of Wisconsin put out a request for a new state crime lab for the Milwaukee area and although they got pretty specific on their geographical preference, would this be a candidate for Milwaukee’s Century City development? The state says either a refurbished existing building or new construction would…

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