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No wonder Walker doesn't like contracts

Published April 22, 2014

I saw the news the Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was refusing to commit to serving a full four-year term if the people re-elect him this fall. He's signing up to do a job that comes with a particular length of contract, and, unlike someone like me who has to serve the whole length of the contract or suffer the consequences, Walker wants to leave himself an out.

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Can we secede from Wisconsin's Tea Party nuts?

Published April 17, 2014

Recently, it was news that the state Republican Party is going to vote at its convention on a resolution that says the state party "supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede." Secede? You've got to be kidding me. Maybe we should all find a way to get the Tea Party to secede from the rest of us who have at least a little bit of common sense.

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I have here in my hand a list of names ...

Published April 8, 2014

Last week, Brendan Eich was ousted - well, he resigned, but you know how these things really are - from his position as CEO of Mozilla, the software outfit behind products like the Firefox web browser. Why? In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 in support of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage and was later the subject of one of 2013's most contentious U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

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Sex and power can spell danger for women

Published April 3, 2014

There are a few things in this world that I find positively disgusting: child porn, crimes against children, people who have a holier than thou way of life. And right up high on that list is men who think that their powerful positions are a passport to aggressively pursue women sexually. Hello Bill Kramer.

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Reader blogs:

Stress And Strain

Thursday November 29th, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL    The stress and strain of the booking end of the business continues. It has nothing to do with the comedy end, but then again it totally does. If I don’t get bookings, I can’t be funny. It’s a vicious cycle, and ge...

You Want Stable? Raise Horses

Wednesday November 21st, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL    The average person has no idea how difficult it is to be a professional entertainer. Had I known before I started, I seriously doubt I’d have chosen the path I did. There’s a lot to be said about the security of a &lsq...

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