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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

When Will It End?

Wisconsin, Politics, People Making A Difference

Hardly a week passes without some further mention of the discombobulated Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Marquette Law School’s Dean Joseph Kearney delivered a talk last evening to those attending a meeting of the Western District of the Wisconsin Bar Association which included Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, the only member of the state Supreme Court who was in attendance.

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Care For Another Helping of Crow?

Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, U.S.

Given the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might disrupt the flow of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) depending upon how it rules in the next couple of weeks, Wisconsin’s Sen. Ron Johnson(R) has been working to put together a bipartisan bill that would solve the problem of premium subsidies while extracting some give-backs from President Obama.

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The President's Full Court Press...

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

There is an obvious ‘full court press’ underway with the Administration working diligently to basically, and blatantly, advise the Supreme Court what it should and shouldn’t do in the case it will soon publish a decision concerning.  Of course, this all relates to the four words currently found in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) relating to purchasing exchanges which caused a case to be brought before the Court.

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How Are Elections Won Today?

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

We are subject to forces that are not always so ‘in your face’ as to be readily apparent.  The tone of news stories, for example, influences the resulting opinions we form sometimes to a lesser or greater degree simply based upon the way the writer frames the issues.

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Bon Voyage!

Education, People Making A Difference, Quality of Life

High school graduation time is here again.  Seniors receive their diplomas and move into the next phase of their lives.  For many that will include college.  For others that will include finding employment and getting on with life after formal education.  For still others there may be a military stint ahead.  Marriage, the raising of families and growing older and smarter are all part of the future for most.

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