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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

The Wisdom of Solomon...

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

 The Wisdom of Solomon would be handy for our U.S. Supreme Court as it decides the issue raised concerning government subsidies to help pay for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.  A look at the current information for Wisconsin gives some background:

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ISIS Will Escalate...

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

The press-dominating killings by the group known as ISIS, whether beheadings or immolation, are pure and unadulterated evil no matter whether in the name of a religion or not.  The most recent act was obviously designed to get more attention than the ‘simple’ beheadings had been receiving.

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John Doe Limbo...

Milwaukee County, Political, Wisconsin, Quality of Life

John Doe limbo.  That is where we seem to be for the moment.  There is no sign that the John Doe investigation in which the Government Accountability Board (GAB) has been involved is going forward, but there also is no sign that it has really ended.  The players and those people who were ‘played’ are in a state of limbo as this slow-motion process unfolds…or doesn’t unfold.

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Flash In The Political Pan?

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

Is Governor Walker simply a flash in the political pan or is he actually catching wind in his sails as he trods the Presidential campaign trails?  I don’t profess to know the answer to that question, but I can imagine how discombobulating that potential reality of wind in the sails must be for his opponents. 

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An Intriguing Fellow...

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Potpourri

Longtime readers of this blog know that I am an avid consumer of obituaries, not because I am necessarily ghoulish but rather because I find some most interesting lives detailed in those brief paragraphs.  I did not ‘know’ John Quarles Kamps but after reading the obituary appearing beneath his picture in today’s Journal Sentinel I know I missed a splendid opportunity.  You can judge for yourself:

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