Gov. Scott Walker evidently has embarked on the long road to the White House, and like it or not, the state of Wisconsin will bear the effects. Whether he continues to do what is best for Wisconsin or what is best for his presidential aspirations already has been called into question.
Early indications show he is off to a strong start on the campaign trail. He has led polls in Iowa and New Hampshire and currently ranks at or near the top in several recent surveys of GOP voters.
Jan. 21 marked the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s horrendous decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which is undermining our democracy. We’ve seen its ugly consequences right here in Wisconsin.
I’m not what you would call graceful.
My history includes many episodes that range from awkward to downright clumsy. A classmate once described me as being "as coordinated as a cow on stilts."
"Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from the grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters in the world."
-- Anne Tyler
"Honey! Can ya please bring me the shrimp sauce outta the ’fridge? My feet are up."
"Are you for real?"
"C’mon! The game is on, and I’m really comfy."
"You’re unbelievable … OK, where is it? Last Sunday we were out."
"It’s in the ’fridge door next to the mustard. I went to Frank’s this morning. I got a lot of good stuff. Now please hurry up; the Pack is about to score, and I gotta eat something.’"
A year ago, Tom and Lori Hathaway threw a party. A Janesville letter carrier, Tom Hathaway lives on his mail route, so he invited his neighbors and customers. To his surprise, more than 200 people showed up, and by all accounts they had a great time.