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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

Government "Slow-Walking"...

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

Government “slow-walking” is readily apparent all too often.  This “slow-walking” is the game that is played when a federal government employee is finally found to be incompetent, doing something illegal or simply goofing off.  These are civil service employees and they enjoy a level of protection not afforded to employees in the private sector.

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GAB Story Keeps Rollin' Along...

Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Politics, Quality of Life

M.D. Kittle of Wisconsin Reporter has been the rough equivalent of a Pit Bull as it relates to his dogged (pun intended) pursuit of the story surrounding the Government Accountability Board (GAB) and the investigations it has been part of over interpretation of Chapter 11 of Wisconsin’s campaign financing statutes.  This chapter is essentially the driving force behind the John Doe investigation in which the GAB participated alongside Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm for low these many, many months consuming untold amounts of taxpayer funds.  Not to mention the toll that this whole experience has taken on those who have had their lives turned upside down in late night raids on their residences

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Tomah VA's "Candy Man"?

Military, Healthcare, Politics, Quality of Life, Wisconsin

The Tomah, Wi Veteran’s Hospital has earned a nickname that is astounding.  It is called “Candy Land” and that is not a sought-after euphemism.  That name evolved from the heavy-handed distribution of narcotic drugs to veterans.

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Did Petraeus Betray Us?

Military, People Making A Difference, Political, U.S.

General David Petraeus may have more problems in the very near future.  His case has been reviewed by the U.S. Justice Department and the findings indicate that he should be charged.  It now sits on the desk of Attorney General Eric Holder and news reports indicate that it isn’t uncommon for Justice Department officials to reject these kinds of recommendations.

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Rename Red Arrow Park?

Quality of Life, People Making A Difference, Military, Milwaukee County

 Red Arrow Park was created to honor the many veterans who served in the Red Arrow Division.  They served, and many died, wearing that patch so that we could maintain our liberty and vanquish foes who might’ve thought otherwise.  I have had the distinct pride and pleasure of wearing that shoulder patch as a member of the state’s National Guard, and I wore it on the streets of Milwaukee during the riots of some many years ago as a unit commander with troops on the streets.

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