Monthly Archives: March 2012

Heartlander of the Week: All in a Day’s Work

This week’s Heartlander is the Federal Court system, specifically, Judge William Conley, for ruling unconstitional under the federal Constitution large chunks of the controversial Act 10, which stripped many Wisconsin public employees of their collective bargaining rights last year. Perhaps, … Continue reading

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IMHO URA PITA

Anyone remember this acronym—MYOB?  Popularized by such now out of date seeming figures as Ann Landers and Dear Abby?  Advice given to those who were a bit too concerned with the goings on of others and not concerned enough with … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Mr. Fixit

This week’s award goes to the City of Milwaukee and LISC for improving established neighborhoods through repair rather than the bulldozer. As Milwaukee has expanded Westward (Eastward puts you in knee-deep in Lake Michigan), the established core neighborhoods have grown … Continue reading

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Air! I Need Air . . . . Someone, Get Me Some . . . . Air

So, last weekend, I did the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb at the U.S. Bank building, here in Milwaukee.  Which is considered a run. If you know me, I just blew your hair back, because everyone who knows … Continue reading

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Heartlander of the Week: Listen Up

This week’s Heartlander is the Wisconsin State Legislature and the Native American Tribes of Wisconsin.  A number of years ago, the State Legislature, in coordination with the tribes, initiated an annual State of the Tribes Address.  OK, maybe you can … Continue reading

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F-bombs Not Amputations

So, we are currently in the midst of a Great National Debate.  Solemn consideration of weighty matters of the First Amendment and the limits of personal expression and community good.  Specifically, the United States Supreme Court is currently reviewing the … Continue reading

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Art Imitating Life

Does anyone else remember the opening of Dances with Wolves, where the adventurous, heroic, battle-proven Kevin Costner arrives at the Western Frontier fort and is promptly assigned to a remote outpost (which turns out to be abandoned and in shambles) … Continue reading

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