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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

Hippocratic Oath

Economy, Healthcare, Quality of Life, Taxes

Doctors are admonished, through the Hippocratic Oath, to "first, do no harm."

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Federal Control Of Student Lending

Economy, Education, Political, Quality of Life, Taxes

President Obama is moving headlong into national control of more and more essential areas of our lives.  We have seen nationalization of banks and auto manufacturers and insurers.  There is a heavy push going on today for a national health plan that would ultimately wipe out the private sector.

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Honor Flights

Quality of Life, U.S., Wisconsin, Germantown

You have very likely heard or read about Honor Flights.  This is a program that is striving to get as many World War II veterans on board aircraft for a one day "out and back" visit to Washington, D.C. and the relatively new World War II Memorial.

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More Milwaukee Schools Closed...

Education, Political, Quality of Life, Wisconsin, Germantown, School Board

I continue to be amazed that the politicians, and their public health department, are closing even more schools in Milwaukee over the "Swine Flu" pandemic.

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Swine Flu Over-Reaction?

Germantown, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S., Wisconsin

We seem to have lost track of "the flu" and what it usually does each year in the United States.  The new "Swine flu" has taken the country, and the world, by storm and yet there are only a relative handful of cases.

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