Guns and polls

I’m not going to spend a lot of time here today, but two things are important to consider. 1) A child was shot in a Milwaukee park and the Mayor wants longer jail times for the crime. The police chief wants illegally carrying a gun to be a felony. Both Milwaukee leaders insist the Republican-lead […]

Milwaukee’s taxi-ing problem

Want to grab a cab in Milwaukee? Good luck with that. Want to grab a cab at Milwaukee’s under-construction airport at 2:00 AM? You silly dreamer, you. That’s where I found myself early Tuesday morning. The ride I finally snagged was a chatty and pleasant cabbie from (a suburb) who had no problem filling me […]

Democrats and race in Milwaukee

Why won’t Milwaukee Democrats engage in a discussion about economic disparity in Milwaukee? I have a few ideas. Chances are, you won’t like them, but since it will give a handful of you something new to bicker about, I’ll go ahead. This post started bouncing around when I saw this from Sam. Here is where […]

Re: Milwaukee, segregation, and income disparity

Milwaukee A couple of weeks ago a website called 24/7 Wall St. did a special report on the best and worst run cities in America. Milwaukee ranked 10th in the worst category. The site offers this blurb: 10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin > Population: 599,000 (28th largest) > Credit rating: Aa2, stable > Violent crime per 100,000: […]

Wisconsin Assembly attempts to criminalize stupidity, and high five to the United Way

The Assembly has put forward bill number 465. An Act to create 253.155 and 948.215 of the statutes; relating to: causing harm to a child by cosleeping while intoxicated, providing information about cosleeping while intoxicated, and providing a penalty. It is soon to be criminal to be “intoxicated” and sleep with your infant in the […]