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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

John Doe Rules & The GAB Must Be Reformed

Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, Politics, Quality of Life

Let me try to get this straight…the special prosecutor in a John Doe investigation that has been in the news for some time now, has asked one or more members of the state Supreme Court to recuse themselves.  We can be reasonably sure that those members of the Court are from the conservative element of that Court.  We can be reasonably sure that if he is asking that one recuse himself or herself, he has likely asked all of the usual conservatives to do so.

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20-Year Old Cheddar? Wow!

People Making A Difference, Quality of Life, Wisconsin

 My father was a cheese man; he was a licensed cheese maker, owned several cheese factories at one time or another in Vernon and Crawford counties and was buyer/manager of a Borden’s cheese collection warehouse in Viroqua, WI for years during my youth.  I worked in that warehouse during the summers placing cheddar cheeses on a rack that dunked them in melted wax to seal them for shipment or aging as the case was to be.

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That Pesky Walker Guy...

U.S., Politics, People Making A Difference

Howard Dean, hero to some Democrats and a burden from others’ points-of-view, has taken it upon himself to determine that Scott Walker is an also-ran given his lack of a college degree.  This meme, of course, cites the fact that Walker left Marquette University in his senior year (prior to graduating) to go to work for the Red Cross.

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Bad, Bad Staples...

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

President Obama has taken a shot at Staples, Inc. because this company has had the audacity to try to find the best ways to work with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while obeying the law and delivering good results for its stockholders.  He has said they are “undercutting” his law and says further that large corporations should not use the health insurance issue as an excuse for cutting wages.

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ObamaCare Premium Subsidies...

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

Those signed up for ObamaCare this year are averaging $268 per month in premium forgiveness.  There are some 6.5 million people in that category.  That totals nearly $21,000,000 annually in subsidies paid by the government to the health plans providing the coverage.  It is easy to see why the major health insurance companies were so eager to jump onto the ObamaCare bandwagon.  Their revenue streams have taken a significant jump and their profits have increased also.

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