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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

Seasonal Cynicism...

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

 It is long about this time in national political contests that I find myself wondering if it is possible for honest, upstanding ‘normal’ people with principled positions to prevail against the interest groups and their puppet candidates.

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A Few Thoughts For What They're Worth...

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

The Article 32 hearing for Bowe Bergdahl who may face court-martial is going on and Bergdahl has said he did what he did for a good reason:  the Major commanding his unit was not doing things right and Bergdahl felt that by taking the action he did he could gain some kind of platform to make his views about the Major known.  This, of course, ignores the simple fact that no soldier may desert his post upon his own counsel to right some perceived leadership wrong.

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Community Service Officers; Good Idea or...

Police, Politics, Quality of Life

The Milwaukee Police Department is working on developing the first group of Community Service Officers (CSOs) who will be available to handle non-emergency situations such as following up at non-emergency accident scenes, talking with witnesses, etc.

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GAB Changes Seem Likely...

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

 My opinion on the Government Accountability Board (GAB) has been laid out many times before.

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Mistakes Happen...

Quality of Life, People Making A Difference

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one."

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