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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

Barnacle, Meet Hank.

Quality of Life, People Making A Difference

The Milwaukee Coast Guard station has voted to approve the addition of a mascot that has already captured the hearts of the members of the unit.  His name is ‘Barnacle’ since he was described by his saviors as having “latched on to us.  We didn’t pick him, he picked us.”  That according to Boatswain’s Mate First Class Anthony Kaminski and his wife Zoe Krause who came across Barnacle in a parking lot in South Florida where Kaminski was previously stationed before coming to Milwaukee.

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102 and Counting...

Quality of Life, Politics, People Making A Difference, Milwaukee County, Economy, Education, Employment

102 since January 1st…homicides in Milwaukee, that is.  That is about one every 2 1/3 days.  102 killings in 236 days!  That pace will see nearly 160 deaths by years’ end.  The majority of those occur in the inner city.  I don’t know how many have been solved versus how many are unsolved, but that doesn’t change the facts.

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The Trump Juggernaut...

Politics, People Making A Difference, Economy, Taxes, U.S.

Clarence Darrow, an attorney who was a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, is quoted as saying:  “When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.”

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"What Can Possibly Go Wrong With This Deal?"

U.S., Politics, Quality of Life

 We were supposed to be elated when the State Department let us know that the painstaking process of negotiating a nuclear treaty with Iran had yielded a deal.  Then we began to learn more of the bargain that had been struck.

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With Class and Grace...

Quality of Life, Politics, People Making A Difference, U.S.

It is said that confession is good for the soul; I confess that I was not a fan of President Jimmy Carter.  That having been established, I have just been watching a news conference where former President Jimmy Carter was discussing his diagnosis of cancer that has now been detected in his brain.  There is probably any number of jokes that could be used at this time, but those would be in extremely poor taste.

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