The Power of the De-Friend

Yesterday, at the grocery store, I heard someone say, "Hey, Miss Opinion." It was someone I hadn't seen in a couple of decades so I didn't realize who it was at first. It was said in fun and I laughed. I mean, it's not like it isn't true, right? You'd think someone who yaks as…

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James Gandolfini: Yep, I’m Pretty Bummed

People think I am weird for all sorts of reasons. And, agreed, there are plenty from which to choose. Take your very own pick.  Anyway, one of the odd duck qualities I bring to the table? I take the death of strangers too much to heart. From reading obituaries of local residents to celebrities -…

Wisconsin Assembly Democrats Rock

Today I spent hours and hours watching or listening to the Wisconsin Assembly floor session. They are working on the ‘budget’. Yet the entire day was made up of abortion legislation; bills mandating ultrasounds (and yes, transvaginal ones) for any woman opting for an abortion. I have never been so anxious watching Wiseye. Never.  However,…

Recall: Delight with a Side of Worry (Patch 2011)

One million. Well. Even I was surprised. I thought maybe closer to 750k would be the final recall total…but ONE MILLION??!! Wow. There are, no doubt, a lot of ecstatic people in Wisconsin right now. Thousands of them are in Madison as I type. Ed Schultz is reporting from there this afternoon and tonight. And…

Recall: An End in Sight (Patch 2011)

Well, what a Wisconsin winter it has been so far. Blizzards of blustering threats, insults and accusations; frigid hostility hitting below the mercury; and endless snowball fights complete with ice shards have all been more than prevalent in the past months. While the weather may be unseasonably warm and the streets free from snow; our…

Free Trade is Pretty Fucking Expensive (Patch – unedited 2011)

They say that self deprecation can sometimes be worn as a shield. That being said, I will fully admit that I can be economically ignorant. There. I said it first, so it will sting less when someone types it out later, right? But it’s true. I hated Econ. I often dozed off and my brain…