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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

A Bridge Too Far?

Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

With the 50th anniversary of the Selma, Alabama march just recently observed, I found myself thinking about the manner in which Blacks were being treated at the time and the strides that have been taken since to right those wrongs.  Much remains to be done, but progress has been very visible except in certain pockets where the only way change will occur is for the haters to pass away to be replaced with people who don’t hate.  Unfortunately fifty years doesn’t seem enough time to heal all those wounds.

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Remember To VOTE

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Wisconsin, Germantown

The election coming next week has two items that I need to comment about, not that I think my comments will change anybody’s vote but at least I’ll feel better.  A fellow Germantown Now blogger has already staked out his position and his position is basically the opposite of mine…as if that comes as a surprise to anyone who watches both Blogs regularly.

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ACA 'Cadillac' Tax Draws Ever Closer...

Politics, Quality of Life, Healthcare, Taxes, U.S.

The soon-to-become infamous Cadillac tax which is part of the Affordable Care Act is beginning to draw notice, especially from the labor leaders whose negotiated plans will likely come close to this penalty or enjoy the penalty from the outset.

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Time To Privatize The VA?

Politics, Quality of Life, Military, Healthcare, U.S.

The ongoing debacle called the VA Hospital in Tomah, WI was front and center again this week.  The feds were conducting an open testimony committee hearing supposedly to get to the bottom of the “Candyland” and “Candy Man” issues that were identified by people on the inside and then effectively ignored by elected representatives.

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Trooper Trevor Casper: May He Rest In Peace

Wisconsin, Police, People Making A Difference

Trooper Trevor Casper is to be laid to rest today after being involved in a shoot-out at the end of his first solo day on duty.  This has been a sad episode for his parents and friends, his community and the Wisconsin State Patrol.  The flags flying at half-staff brought on an eerie feeling just knowing the tragedy he had driven into.

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