Today’s highly interesting read (05/28/18): It’s Time to Impeach the President

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This is a terrific talk radio topic.

Today’s read is from nationally syndicated conservative TV and radio host Wayne Allyn Root. His column begins:

Liberals will be shocked to hear this. Yes, I finally agree. You’ve won over Wayne Root with evidence and common sense. It’s time to impeach the president.


Yes, however.

Read the entire column because you won’t find anything like it in the mainstream media.





My Most Popular Blogs (05/28/18)

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

1) Best Cartoons of the Week (05/26/18)

2) Milw. Co. Supervisor Alexander fails in selfish move to have taxpayers pay for her White House trip

3) Friday Night Forgotten Oldie: “When motor’s warm, and she’s purrin’ sweet”

4) UPDATE: Weren’t we told during the recent campaign that Patti Logsdon and Deanna Alexander were CONSERVATIVES?

5) The latest pro-life news (05/21/18)

6) Franklin Mayor Olson and all Common Council members need to read this

7) Today’s highly interesting read (05/21/18): Why Democrats Should Embrace Foxconn

8) The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (05/26/18)

9) A FOR SALE sign in Franklin can lose any and all interest and appeal POOF just like that

10) When they say “it’s for the children,” they don’t really mean it


Culinary no-no #565

Culinary no-no began on Father’s Day 2007, a beautiful summer day, when I wrote about grilling brats. And eating brats. And topping those brats. I was inspired by my wife, Jennifer who, in my admittedly unscientific opinion, ruins brats by squirting ketchup on them. Other dining taboos quickly came to mind. The original idea was to take this concept only a few months, till the end of summer and then pull the plug. Then the unexpected happened. People started reading Culinary no-no. Lots of folks. So we keep doing the no-no.

May is designated National Barbecue Month, and Memorial Day is the unofficial start of barbecue and grilling season. It’s the second-most-popular time of the year for Americans to fire up the grill. (The Fourth of July holiday is No. 1.) The season runs through Labor Day, but our family like many others grills year-round.

Generally tenderloin prices jumped 20 cents a pound two weeks ago and 50 cents a pound last week. So you might consider hot dogs this weekend.

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How about some hot dog etiquette from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council.

Established in 1994 by the American Meat Institute, the Council serves as an information resource to consumers and media on questions related to quality, safety, nutrition and preparation of hot dogs and sausages. The Council also celebrates hot dogs and sausages as iconic American foods.

It is funded by contributions from hot dog and sausage manufacturers and those who supply them with equipment, ingredients and services.


Put hot dog toppings between the hot dog and the bun. Always “dress the dog,” not the bun.

Condiments should be applied in the following order: wet condiments like mustard and chili are applied first, followed by chunky condiments like relish, onions and sauerkraut, followed by shredded cheese, followed by spices, like celery salt or pepper.


Serve sesame seed, poppy seed and plain buns with hot dogs. Sun-dried tomato buns or basil buns are considered gauche with franks.


Use a cloth napkin to wipe your mouth when eating a hot dog. Paper is always preferable.


Eat hot dogs on buns with your hands. Utensils should not touch hot dogs on buns.


Use paper plates to serve hot dogs. Every day dishes are acceptable; china is a no-no.


Take more than five bites to finish a hot dog. For foot-long wiener, seven bites are acceptable.


Leave bits of bun on your plate. Eat it all.


Fresh herbs on the same plate with hot dogs over-do the presentation


Use ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18.Mustard, relish, onions, cheese and chili are acceptable.


Condiments remaining on the fingers after eating a hot dog should be licked away, not washed.


Use multi-colored toothpicks to serve cocktail wieners. Cocktail forks are in poor taste.


Send a thank you note following a hot dog barbecue. It would not be in keeping with the unpretentious nature of hot dogs.


Bring wine to a hot dog barbecue. Beer, soda, lemonade and iced tea are preferable.


Ever think there is a wrong time to serve hot dogs.

Got all that?

Now, what about dining out for hot dogs?

An article caught my eye the other day listing the best place in each state for hot dogs. I’m always skeptical when the word “best” and especially “perfect” is used to describe food or drink. So I just had to explore.

For Wisconsin awarded the honor to Vanguard in Bay View that sounds like a cool place.

The basic hot dog is all beef / smoked paprika / mustard.

Put me down for the Chicago Style Hot Dog: Tomato / Pickle / Celery Salt / Relish / Sport Peppers / Onion / Mustard

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Or the Veal Weisswurst: (VEAL / LEMON / PARSLEY) with bavarian sweet mustard / grilled onions / pretzel roll.

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The offerings are extensive and creative.

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There are a million or more ways to dress up a dog or sausage.

But as we’ve mentioned in the past, sometimes you can go too far.

Vanguard is a fine choice for best hot dog in Wisconsin. I only wish, in telling the world about it, wouldn’t have highlighted the menu item they did.

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That is the Thai Breaker. Love the name. But I’d never order this one.

You’ve got a pork sausage with lemongrass, ginger and cilantro topped with peanut sauce, carrots and lettuce.

Sorry, guys. You’re in Bay View, not Brady Street.

But Vanguard has lots of great options. Good for them, and congratulations.

BTW, my choice for best hot dog in Wisconsin is located not far from Vanguard.

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Photos of the Week (05/27/18)

A pictorial week-in-review we post every Sunday.

1) Lieutenant Colonel Charles Anthony of the Hawaii National Guard measures sulfur dioxide gas levels at a lava flow on Highway 137 southeast of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. Photo: REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

2) Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein departs a criminal courtroom in New York  after being charged with multiple counts of sexual assault. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

3) The Punggye-ri nuclear test site is demolished in front of a gathering of international media in North Korea. Photograph: Handout/News1 via Getty Images

4) A Pro-Life activist interrupts a Pro-Choice demonstration where volunteers dress up as Handmaids ahead of a May 25 referendum on abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

5) In Donegal, Ireland, a police officer and an election officer onboard a ferry delivering a ballot box to Gola Island for the abortion referendum. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

6) A man pushes his bicycle through a devastated street in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood on the southern outskirts of Syria’s capital of Damascus on May 22, 2018. Earlier in the week the government seized the Yarmuk Palestinian camp and adjacent neighborhoods of Tadamun and Hajar al-Aswad from ISIS members, putting Damascus fully under its control for the first time since 2012. Photo: Louai Beshara / AFP / Getty

7) A university student fires a hand-made mortar in support of the people of Monimbo, a neighborhood in Masaya, a city some 35 km from Managua, Nicaragua, on May 22, 2018. Masaya, once a cradle of the Sandinista movement, is now a hotbed of resistance to President Daniel Ortega. Initially triggered by now-aborted reforms to the near-bankrupt social security system, unrest in Nicaragua has broadened into a rejection of Ortega, his wife, and vice president Rosario Murillo, who are seen as autocratic. Photo: Inti Ocon / AFP / Getty

8) Honour guards stand behind a string used to ensure that they stand in a straight line, outside the Great Hall of the People before the welcome ceremony for Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Beijing, China. Photo: REUTERS/Jason Lee

9) A captain walks inside the yacht called “Basrah Breeze”, once owned by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, who was toppled in a U.S.-led invasion in 2003, in the southern port of Basra, Iraq.  Photo: REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

10) This official wedding photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows The Duke and Duchess in The Green Drawing Room, Windsor Castle, with (left-to-right): Back row: Master Jasper Dyer, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Ms. Doria Ragland, The Duke of Cambridge; middle row: Master Brian Mulroney, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Miss Rylan Litt, Master John Mulroney; Front row: Miss Ivy Mulroney, Miss Florence van Cutsem, Miss Zalie Warren, Miss Remi Litt.  Photo: Alexi Lubomirski/via Reuters

11) A first year cadet attempts to place a midshipman’s cap on top of the grease covered 21-foot (6.4 meter) Herndon Monument, ending their freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

12) One of nine cameras that had been set up by photographer Bill Ingalls to capture the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 22, 2018. It was not the heat of the rocket thrusters that melted the Canon DSLR and its lens, but the flames of a brush fire that was sparked by the launch. The camera had been set up about a quarter of a mile away, and other cameras that were closer came through just fine. The fried camera kept working until its toasty end, and the memory card remained dintact. Photo:Bill Ingalls / NASA

13) The “Arcipelago Pulito” project in the Tyrrhenian Sea in Livorno, Italy has fishermen bring ashore the plastic they have collected on their fishing trips for recycling at a specialized plant. The project is the result of an agreement among the Tuscan Region, the Ministry of the Environment, Unicoop Firenze and Revet Recycling under the supervision of the coast guard of Tuscany. About 10 percent of the volume of each fish haul is plastic waste. A worker at Revet Recycling selects plastic waste collected by the fishermen. Photo: Getty Images

14) A bat flies between trees in Guwahati, India, on May 23, 2018. A deadly virus carried by fruit bats has killed at least five people in southern India and more than 90 people are in quarantine, a top health official said on May 22. Photo: Biju Boro / AFP / Getty

15) In San José Villanueva, El Salvador, a bird rests on the head of a white-tailed deer. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images

16) A bottlenose dolphin lifting a harbour porpoise up in the air in a rare attack at Chanonry Point in the Moray Firth, Scotland. Photograph: Jamie Muny/PA

17) A snowy owl looks very content as it smiles for Edward Kopeschny in Ontario, Canada. Photograph: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awar/Edward Kopeschny/Barcroft Images

18) Rod Stewart and his wife, Penny Lancaster, leave St Peter’s square at the end of Pope Francis’s weekly audience. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

19) In Zhangjiajie, China, performance artists Houle Douce rehearse on tightropes at the Tianmen Mountain national park. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

20) Visitors admire artist Luke Jerram’s installation “Museum of the Moon” at Liverpool Cathedral, part of the “Changing Tides” creative program curated for the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta and Bordeaux Wine Festival on May 24, 2018, in Liverpool, England. The installation is a 23-foot replica of the moon which uses detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface and includes a sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones. Photo:Christopher Furlong / Getty

21) Artwork by sculptor Donald Lipski. A statue of a Dalmatian balances a real taxi cab on its nose outside of the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital in New York City on May 23, 2018. Photo: Atilgan Ozdil / Anadolu Agency / Getty

22) Professional racing driver Danica Patrick stands beside her custom-built LEGO life-size model, made up of 14,819 bricks, built over nearly 200 hours by a team of nine designers and Master Builders, in Times Square, New York, on May 22, 2018.  Photo: Amy Sussman / AP Images for The LEGO Group



Week-ends (05/26/18)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…


Britt Slabinski

The Joseph Project

Local Girl Scouts



Michael Rotondo

Rachel Dolezal

Tom Garrett



My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody.  What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased, and then unlawfully booked. This experience with the Milwaukee Police Department has forced me to stand up and tell my story so that I can help prevent these injustices from happening in the future.

“I will take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department to continue forcing change in our community.”
From a statement by Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown

The abuse and intimidation that Sterling experienced at the hands of Milwaukee Police was shameful and inexcusable. Sterling has our full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability.
From a statement by the Milwaukee Bucks

“The department conducted an investigation into the incident which revealed members acted inappropriately and those members were recently disciplined. Criminal charges against Mr. Brown were not pursued. I am sorry this incident escalated to this level.”
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said that the officers involved in the Jan. 26 incident acted “inappropriately” and have since been disciplined. In the body cam footage released by the police, officers can be seen confronting Brown for a parking violation as he walks out of a store. The situation escalates, as Brown is pulled to the ground. One officer can then be heard shouting “taser, taser, taser.”

“If they didn’t feel as though they were getting control of him before he had control of whatever that was in (Sterling Brown’s) pocket, tasing may have been appropriate. He’s a big guy. He’s strong. His hands are in his pocket. You tell him to take his hands out of his pocket and he says something about ‘hanging on to something.’ I get hypervigilant at that point. I’m going to take control of his arm. He tenses up, and then the pull is on.”
After the release of the video of the much-criticized arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown by Milwaukee Police, the head of the police officers’ union, Mike Crivello  said that using a Taser on Brown could have been the right move

“There’s not a single solution that will solve everything. We got some fantastic ideas, all of which are imminently doable.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, after the conclusion of a three-day gun violence summit where shooting survivors and families of victims met to discuss possible solutions

“We have devalued life, whether it’s through abortion, whether it’s the breakup of families, through violent movies, and particularly violent video games. … We can’t sit back and say, ‘It’s the gun.'”
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, naming what he believes are the causes of school shootings like the one in his state last week that killed 10 people. The Republican argued against stricter gun control laws.

“The only intelligent, sane voice was Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick who said on the Friday of the shooting he and Governor Abbott visited the wounded and their parents and classmates who “all to a person said ‘our teachers should be armed.’” Patrick speculated that an ex-Marine who taught in the classroom adjacent to the one the killer shot up may have been able to stop the shooter had he been armed. Though there were two armed officers on the campus, Patrick pointed out “four or five guns to one” is preferable to one or two.

“Leftists who refuse to allow willing and well-trained teachers to protect their students reveal to all that their compassion is nothing but hollow hypocrisy. What parent in the world wouldn’t rather their child have a chance against a killer instead of being shot dead cowering in a closet, like those poor kids in Texas.”
Colorado journalist Joy Overbeck

“Every year, while 650,000 people leave America’s prisons, within three years two-thirds of them are arrested again. More than half will be convicted; 40 percent will find themselves back where they started, behind bars. It’s a cycle of criminality. It’s a cycle of failure.”
VP Mike Pence

“I and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today, we are one step closer to justice.”
Actress Rose McGowan, on the arrest of Harvey Weinstein in New York on charges of rape and criminal sexual acts

“(Democratic debates) should come with a viewer warning message: ‘Be advised prolonged exposure will result in extreme boredom and likely deep sleep.'”
The Maryland Republican Party, in a video spoof released before the state’s first televised Democratic debate for governor this year.

“One cliche that dominates many commencement addresses really should be retired, and that’s the one that exhorts the graduates to go out and change the world.

“High school and college graduates don’t know very much about the world. Maybe before they set out to change things, they should get a good grasp of how things actually work. Ask them the difference between term and whole life insurance, or how to change a tire, or how much to save every month, or whether you should call a cop after a fender bender. Ask them if they’ve ever organized a dance, far less a factory.

“Before graduates are urged to change the world, perhaps they should be encouraged to change themselves or, at least, to look inward. How many people have vainly resolved to lose 10 pounds or to donate 10 percent of their income to the less fortunate? Change is hard, even when — or perhaps especially when — you’re trying to change yourself. If you’ve been unable to reform yourself, take that humility to the world, and remember it when you notice others’ flaws. Each graduate can ask himself: How kind was I to my siblings this year, and how dutiful to my parents? Taking his place in the adult world, he should resolve first of all to do the things within his own power: to be a faithful spouse and a reliable parent.”
Columnist Mona Charen


Celebrating dead babies. Photo: Getty Images

Ireland ends abortion ban as ‘quiet revolution’ transforms country


Trump pardon


Failure by MPD to deescalate traffic stop of Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown turns into full-blown national story


Zombie Alert

The NFL, policing, Democrats and Foxconn, and prom

If you missed them, this week’s highly interesting reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (05/25/18): NFL players, leave your agendas in the locker room

Today’s highly interesting read (05/24/18): Has policing in urban America become an undoable job?

Today’s highly interesting read (05/24/18): The Evolving American Prom

Today’s highly interesting read (05/22/18):The Decriminalization Delusion

Today’s highly interesting read (05/21/18): Why Democrats Should Embrace Foxconn

The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (05/26/18)

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me.  It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.

TODAY:   Partly cloudy. High of 90.  “A”

  Partly cloudy. High of 94.  “A”

MONDAY, MEMORIAL DAY: Mostly sunny. High of 92. “A”

Now, here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer, with this week’s main blog.

I can’t begin to count how many blogs I’ve written about my strong support of the military, and the incredible sacrifices they make.  It should then come as no surprise that I am a strong, proud supporter of our military canines as well.  These amazing dogs put their lives on the line every day to help & protect the fearless soldiers that put theirlives in peril for us.

So many times in Kevin’s portion of The Barking Lot, “Dogs In The News” highlights tales about the incredible bond between a soldier and his/her dog.  Story after story, you read astounding details of dogs who save service men & women.  In turn they do everything they possibly can to bring their dog back to the States when their tour of duty is over.

I am repeatedly astonished at the depth of the relationship between the soldiers and their dogs.  The level of trust between dog & handler is truly nothing less than any two human partners in war.  On top of the loyalty & bravery these dogs display, they possess incredible skills & abilities that humans can’t come close to matching.  If it weren’t for the dogs’ keen sense of smell, for example, IED’s couldn’t be detected as accurately as they are.

There are numerous non-profit organizations that help the soldiers and dogs who currently serve or have served our country.  There are groups that breed & train active military dogs, groups that train service dogs for veterans with war-related disabilities, groups that reunite veterans & dogs that served them overseas.  It’s impossible to name them all; personal endorsement of one group over another seems unfair.  Of course you need to be careful any time you contribute money to what seems like a worthy cause so please be an informed donor… but please consider a worthy charity that helps them.

If you’re interested in “one stop shopping” to read stories, find information, or view photos & videos, check out The United States War Dog Association.  There are many resources on their website; you’re sure to find what interests you.

This Memorial Day, as always, I urge you to pause and reflect on why you are able to celebrate your day off with a burger or brat and a cold beverage, surrounded by family and friends whom you love.  It’s because of the daily sacrifices made by our military men and women – and their dogs.
—-Jennifer Fischer

Thanks Jennifer!

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

Parents say ‘Show Dogs’ movie grooms kids for sexual abuse. Now those scenes are cut.

United Airlines reaches settlement for dog that died in overhead bin.

What Is Dog Flu? Vets Warn Against Highly Infectious Virus Spreading in U.S.

Palace Life and Car Rides with the Queen — Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog Is Living His Own Fairy Tale.

Wisconsin inmates get paired with dogs for training.

Only in America. Fake dog testicles made this man a millionaire.

Greensboro Grasshoppers’ Miss Babe Ruth dies.

Here’s how much Millennials spend on their pets.



Domino, the dog belonging to Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress, is officially a star

We close as we always do with our closing video. We have a few.


ALSO, Would you rent a drug dog to raid your kid’s bedroom? This company will let you.

AND, Dog named Fred “adopts” 9 baby ducklings

That’s it for this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

We kindly ask that you please share with other dog lovers you know.

See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!