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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

Can You See a President Trump?

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

Donald Trump has once again shown us what he would look like if he were to be elected President of the United States.  He gave us that preview as he responded to a question concerning whether or not he saw Sen. John McCain as a ‘war hero’.

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Brett Favre's Induction

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

Brett Favre’s induction into the Packer hall of fame occurs this evening and is to be televised on our local WTMJ channel 4 beginning at 6:30PM.  We’ll be tuned in for the night.  There are very few people who do not have a position when Brett Favre’s name comes up.  He is usually either loved or he is despised.  If you are not in one of those groups, it is possible that you’ve simply not been paying attention.

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John Doe Redress...

Political, Wisconsin, Quality of Life, Milwaukee County, People Making A Difference

The WI Supreme Court killed the John Doe investigation that has gone on and on, but that is small comfort to those who were dragged into this mess in the first place.  There is no redress available for those whose lives have been upended and who have been dragged through innuendo and half-truth and outright falsehoods.

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Return to Reality...

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

A seemingly brief vacation is finished.  Colorado in the mountains in the summer is a beautiful place; especially for non-skiers.  A face-to-face (about 40-50 feet away) encounter with a beautiful 10-point buck still in velvet will probably stay in my mind’s eye for a long while.  He and I simply looked at each other for what seemed a long time, probably only about 45-60 seconds, before he slowly turned and disappeared.

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Bernie or Hillary?

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

Madison lived up to its reputation yesterday when the Alliant Energy Center was filled with enthusiastic supporters of Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Vermont.  Sen. Sanders is a self-described “democratic socialist” and is in the race to become the next President of the United States. He almost makes Hillary Clinton ‘seem’ conservative; almost.

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