Once in while there is a social issue that seems to affect a great number of people. The smoking ban legislation is one of those issues. When it comes time to debate, one side seldom listens to the other. And if they are talking, they are usually screening. But when people want to make a valid point, who they turn to? If someone wants to discuss the medical aspects of smoking, do they ask their doctor? No, they ask the editor. If people have a question on policy, do they ask their legislator? No, they ask the editor. If someone has a question about a civil liberty, do they ask a Supreme Court justice? No, they ask the editor.
Sometimes I find it arduous to comprehend how people could have voted for Jim Doyle for governor. And he even got a second term. The mishandling of the state budget is a humiliation to the citizens of the state. How he can increase spending and expand social programs and think that he is not raising taxes is deception beyond postulation.
If you've heard any of the recent rhetoric from either of the Democratic candidates who are still in the race to seek the nomination of their party for the presidency this fall, you know that the Democrats are looking for a whole lot of failures. They looking from failures from the current Congress, they are looking for failures from Bush, they are looking for failures from the other candidates. The more incompetency that is presented between now and November will only help them to look somewhat credible if a Democrat is elected in November.
à The day is finally coming. The day when we as Wisconsin primary voters will finally have a say in a presidential race. How historic is this day? Is it a watershed moment? Is it a tipping point? Is it just another primary day in Wisconsin? The answer is; depends on who you talk to.
One day soon when we are reaping the benefits of global warming, i.e. getting rid of the snow, and actually having pleasant weather, I plan to take a bike trip up to 49th and Donges Road to give everyone a salute. So look for me. I believe that you have done is admirable. A developer has tried to come in, four times to put a condo project, where one is not wanted. And the neighbors had said so, four times. How many votes does it take? And of course the way that the vote would take place would be unfair because if the developer got the one yes vote he is looking for, he would go ahead with his project. At this point, he should be required to win five yes votes for a majority of the votes cast to go ahead with the project.