The Kaepernick effect trickles down

Colin Kaepernick, the ugly American.

He and his supporters say they want change. So this is the way to achieve it?

Kaepernick’s stunt has found its way not just in the NFL, but at college and even high school games.


That includes on the field, and off.

Schools are back in session, and I’ve already witnessed fans refusing to stand for the national anthem at high school football and soccer games.

Of course, it’s their right. That doesn’t make it less disgusting,

The latest pro-life news (08/28/17)

From Pro-Life Wisconsin:

Teen with Down Syndrome Saves Young Girl from Drowning

“A 17-year-old boy with Down syndrome is a hero in Italy after saving a little girl from drowning.

Valerio Catoia and his family were at Sabaudia Beach on July 12 when two girls ages 10 and 14 were literally swept out to sea. They were no match for the powerful undercurrent that relentlessly rushed them farther out by the second. They screamed for help.”

It’s estimated that 67 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in the US are aborted. After reading a touching story like this, you will soon begin to wonder why.

Read the full story here.

Pro-Life News

I WAS COERCED INTO AN ABORTION AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD BY MY BOYFRIEND, AND I WISH I COULD GO BACK AND UNDO IT:  “I was the only woman crying in there from start to finish — a girl walking in sobbing, being patted on the back and told, “You’ll be ok.” I dont understand how they let me go through with it. I remember it all. I was hysterical in the exam room, and Planned Parenthood staff was telling me to relax because they didn’t want me to have complications.” Read the full story here.

SOUTH CAROLINA DEFUNDS PLANNED PARENTHOOD: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order on Friday preventing abortion facilities from receiving any state or local money.

HIGH SCHOOL REJECTS REQUEST FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD ABORTION BUSINESS TO OPEN NEW CLINIC: Reading School Board voted 5 to 4 against the proposal as a large group of protesters gathered outside and in the meeting.

From WI Right To Life:


Atheists demand pro-life senator stop tweeting Bible verses

Pro-life group calls for baby-scented candles in pregnancy centres

Counselor Pushes Abortion Keepsakes: You Can Have a “Prayer Card With the Date and Tiny Footprints of the Fetus”




My Most Popular Blogs (08/28/17)

Here are my most popular blogs from last week, Sunday – Saturday:

1) The Best Cartoons of the Week (08/26/17)

2) Voters be damned…

3) Be honest

4) Neighbors fear Franklin school development could endanger their lake

5) Supporting our Police – Police escort to kindergarten

6) Kevin does a Fred Flintstone

7) 2017 POO Awards – Week 2

8) Wisconsin and 44 other states don’t have this law

9) The sneakiest (dirtiest) speed trap I’ve ever seen

10) The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (08/26/17)

And it didn’t make our Top Ten but it’s worth a look:

UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (08/08/17): Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor August 2017 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Please click here to view the August 2017 edition of “Privileged to Serve”, the monthly e-newsletter issued by my office.

This edition includes:

-2017 National Night Out

-9th District Road Construction Update

-2017 Traveling Beer Garden

-Legislative Roundup

-China Lights 2017

-2017 Traveling Beer Garden Dates

-Free days at the Milwaukee County Parks, museums, and the County Zoo.

-Upcoming events in our community

I encourage you to forward this newsletter to anyone who may find it informative. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if I can be of assistance concerning any matter involving Milwaukee County.

All My Best,

Steve F. Taylor 

Milwaukee County Board, 2nd Vice Chairman

Economic & Community Development Committee Chairman

Milwaukee County Supervisor, 9th District

(414) 278-4267

(414) 223-1380 fax

Culinary no-no #529


The title above could easily read Culinary no-no #’s 529-579.

That’s because this installment has 50, count ’em, 50 Culinary no-nos.

If you missed it this past week, Hater, the first dating app that matches people on the things they hate published an infographic on the food most hated in all 50 states.

Let’s explore.

Some make perfect sense.

How can you possibly argue with…

The Longhorn State.

What do Texans hate?

Guy ordered his steak well done! He sent it back twice until it looked like this!

The plate at the bottom.

I totally concur.

That’s insane.

Well done is a misnomer.

How about New York?

They love their pizza and would never dream of topping it with or dunking it in ranch dressing.

Love this one, from New Jersey that makes me wonder why, after more than 500 Culinary no-no blogs I’ve never written about it.

Who goes to a gas station and why to buy wine?

In Oklahoma…,w_709,q_auto,f_auto/ftr/MinimalistBakerGreenChiliVeggieBurgers-Tender-flavorful-subtly-spiced-and-SO-satisfying-vegan-glutenfree-recipe-mexican-healthy.jpg

The Okies are right on. No thanks to any veggie burger.

There were choices that I couldn’t understand.

Someone needs to explain to Montana that’s it’s 2017. What do they hate the most?

Pumpkin spice…anything.

In my view the most egregious selection was, not surprisingly, from…

I’m positive it was purely political, a socially conscious decision.

Californians went with a company that has more than $5 billion in annual sales.

American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey named the company the most-loved restaurant in America.  It also took their top rating in dining experience as well. The criteria included factors like service elements within restaurants, food quality and cleanliness.

nsskd chick fil a

OK. They don’t know what they’re missing.

chick fil a

According to Chick-fil-A, it’s “a boneless breast of chicken seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure cooked in 100% refined peanut oil and served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips.”

From the International Business Times last year:

Chick-Fil-A has been highly public about its Christian roots. Its locations aren’t open on Sundays.

It faced stark criticism in 2012 for donating to causes many felt to be anti-gay…People threatened a boycott against the restaurant chain. But as the Atlantic pointed out, the brand actually saw a major sales boost from customers who wanted to display their loyalty. It doesn’t hurt that about 70 percent of the U.S. is Christian, according to Pew data.

Chick-Fil-A has also softened its religious stances recently. It has largely cut off donations to the causes that many felt were anti-gay. And in the wake of the Orlando, Florida, terrorist shooting at a gay nightclub June 12 that left 49 people dead, a local Chick-Fil-A opened — on a Sunday — to supply free food and beverages to a local blood bank.

Here’s the complete map from Hater:


Food delivery startups cause tech headache for U.S. restaurants

8 Actually Legit Reasons to Send Back Food at a Restaurant, Ranked

No one is insulting poll workers

Poll workers help Emma Graves, Milwaukee,  get her
Photo: jsonline

Several years ago on my blog on the old FranklinNOW website I conducted a year-long examination of the columns written by non- Journal Sentinel writers published on Sunday in the paper’s Crossroads section.

At the end of that calendar year I documented that two-thirds of the pieces were written by liberals.

The trend has continued. The Crossroads section is a feeding frenzy for the left.

Today’s paper includes a column by Gerald Nichol of Madison, a former Dane County District Attorney and Dane County Circuit Judge. He was an original member of the former Government Accountability Board and served as its chairman.

We don’t need to say more but we will.

The former Government Accountability Board hated the concept of photo ID and didn’t exactly break a sweat to enforce it.

Here’s an excerpt from Nichol’s column:

Everybody is talking about voter fraud and election fraud these days. Did millions of undocumented immigrants vote for Hillary Clinton, as President Donald Trump claims? Did the Russians hack our elections systems and social media to tilt the election for President Trump, as some on the left claim?

Many people seem to have opinions on these questions, but unfortunately, some are outrageous and unsupported by the facts.

Frankly, much of what I hear from both sides is a terrible insult to the 40,000 frontline poll workers and local government officials who work so hard to make Wisconsin’s elections fair and honest. These are not faceless bureaucrats running our elections; they are our friends and neighbors, and they deserve our trust.

These conscientious public servants take great care to ensure that the statewide voter list is accurate and up to date, including the removal of people who have died or been convicted of a felony. And, whether they agree with the law or not, they faithfully enforce the voter ID requirement to prevent the largely nonexistent crime of voter impersonation.

Instead of crying fraud when you do not agree with election results, why not be a poll worker to become part of our proud tradition of clean, open and fair elections?

Who exactly  is dissing the poll workers?

Many of you know I once worked for former state Senator Mary Lazich. She published the following in her old blog on July 30, 2009, before photo ID was the law in Wisconsin:

A few legislative sessions ago, I served on the Senate Labor and Election Process Reform Committee that toured the state, conducting public hearings.  The clerks and poll workers that offered their valuable expertise specifically requested that the hard work they do on Election Day be accurate. They work very long days and must depend on the communications of all citizens.

That is why a far loftier and commendable goal for the Board would be to endorse and then work with the Legislature to enact a photo ID requirement for voting. An identification in written form allows clerks and poll workers to facilitate citizen communication, speed long lines, and maintain accuracy. Poll workers truly want a democratic process in place. I recall poll workers testifying passionately that they want their work to be accurate and be respected. They testified that a written communication such as driver license or other identification allows them to confidently perform tasks with accuracy and maintain a voting process in Wisconsin that gives the public confidence and erases concerns and bickering. 

The highly acclaimed, nonpartisan Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau released an audit dated November 28, 2007 recommending, “The Elections Board and, after it is replaced, the Government Accountability Board request that municipal clerks obtain birth dates from voters during future elections and consider ways to more easily facilitate the collection of this information.”  That is a strong and clear message that the state should adopt this common sense election reform measure that the voting public has been clamoring for.

Proponents of photo ID have absolutely no concern about the integrity of poll workers. They want to stop cheaters. The thought that cheating isn’t or hasn’t been going on is naivete with a capital “N.”

If anyone is doing a disservice to the poll workers it’s those like Nichol who suggest they’re incapable of working with a photo ID requirement.

Christian Schneider, whose side are you on?

Christian Schneider writes columns for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He’s the only local conservative columnist on a very liberal paper, so needless to say, he fills a very important role.

I worked with Schneider in the state Senate. I know how sharp he is. Schneider is a friend.

That’s why he disappoints.

The newspaper dumps on our president as often as it possibly can. We don’t need the only conservative columnist doing the crapping as well. And he does it too much, I ‘m sure to the sheer delight of the paper’s management. Do the paper’s liberal columnists ever rip their own? Clearly, never.

Schneider’s column today:

Trump sells out his own supporters on border wall

C’mon Christian. You have a golden opportunity. Don’t blow it.