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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

Random Thoughts On St. Patrick's Day...

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

 Random thoughts on St. Patrick’s Day…

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What If Netanyahu Loses?

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

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is running second in the polling for re-election to the position of Prime Minister of Israel.  It is difficult to imagine what an Israel without Netanyahu in control would look like.  His opponent is decidedly less pro-Israel and is decidedly more pro-Palestinian.

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Happy Pi Day...

People Making A Difference, Education

If you like Pi, today is your day.  Today is Pi day.  Pi is that mathematical thingy many of us learned a long, long time ago.  It is the number 3.1415……. and on to infinity.  Those first five digits obviously tie into today’s date March 14, 2015.  The next time this will occur is March 14, 2115 and that is a day most of us will not be present to see.

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John Doe Reform Sorely Needed...

Politics, People Making A Difference, Wisconsin

John Doe reform seems long overdue if you are of one political persuasion and seems terribly misguided if you are of another political persuasion.  Generally, people who are more liberal seem to believe, or at least appear to believe, that the John Doe laws as those exist today are perfect.  The idea that a person who is innocent until proven guilty can be coerced, legally, into not talking about the process is foreign to conservatives generally.

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Apolitical Courts?

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

 The non-partisan race for state Supreme Court Justice is obviously underway.  Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is running for her second ten-year term and is opposed by Circuit Judge James Daley from Rock County.  Bradley met Wednesday with members of the Journal Sentinel editorial group, and, according to the report in the morning newspaper “seemed almost stunned that he (Daley) would report in-kind contributions of about $7,000 from the Republican Party of Wisconsin”.

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