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
Abortion is in the news and it probably is a subject that I should avoid...but I cannot do so in good conscience.
A radio advertisement is running in Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's congressional district touting the fact that he voted against the bailout plan wending its way through Congress. The ad buy came from the Democrat party and is designed to set him up to be knocked from office at the next election. Sensenbrenner is among the most conservative members of the House of Representatives and continues to be re-elected by significant margins over any opposition.
We are fortunate to have a "crystal ball" through which we can divine our future, if that future includes state-run health care.
A new education coalition known as the Wisconsin School Finance Network has been formed to lobby for more state aid for education in spite of the serious financial situation we now find ourselves attempting to work out from under. This coalition counts the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), the American Federation of Teachers - Wisconsin, Fair Aid Coalition, School Administrators Alliance, Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance, Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, Wisconsin PTA and the Wisconsin Association of School Boards as its members.