Today’s highly interesting read (01/28/20): CNN Portrays Trump Supporters as Illiterate Hillbilly Rubes

Today’s read is from Todd Starnes,  the host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on nearly 500 radio stations. He’s the author of the new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.” The teaser…

CNN’s Don Lemon giggled like a schoolgirl as panelists Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali mocked President Trump’s supporters as a bunch of illiterate hillbillies.

The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents. If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened.

Honestly, folks – I’d rather be a gun-toting, Bible-clinging, illiterate hillbilly than a perpetually-offended, pajama boy snowflake.

There’s more. It’s all here.


School choice is tremendous for Wisconsin’s economy

January 26 – February 1 is National School Choice Week.  That means a week’s worth of celebration.

There are many reasons to celebrate. According to the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty the expansion of school choice in Wisconsin could result in $3.2 billion in new economic benefits to the state over the next two decades

Read more here. There’s also a link to Kenya’s Journey to College that’s a good read.



Today’s highly interesting read (01/27/20): “If I could forget what my eyes have seen”

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Today’s read is from the website The Officer Next Door.

About the site:

With a deep respect for what police officers do for this country and having done the job for over a decade, this blog was started with the goal of bridging the “gap” between police officers and the rest of society. We hope to offer a point of view through the eyes of a police officer about incidents that happen and police related topics in general. Most police officers can’t voice their opinions publicly due to department rules or policies, that is where we come in. For those who have never walked the streets wearing a bullet proof vest and a badge, it’s impossible to know what these men and women go through on a daily basis.

Read “If I could forget what my eyes have seen.”


The latest pro-life news (01/27/20)


Don’t miss our closing heartwarming story every week!

From Pro-Life Wisconsin

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From WI Right To Life


The greatest pro-life president ever?

The March for Life is the true women’s march

44 of the Best Signs From the 2020 March for Life

New York Pressures OB-GYNs To Perform Abortions Or Leave Medicine

After Years of Tumors, Growing a Baby Instead


We travel to Ann Arbor.

Thank you for reading!

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Fashionista goes nuts over Lizzo’s Grammy dress

Lizzo won a Grammy Award Sunday night (she was nominated for eight).

Who’s Lizzo, you ask? She’s a very popular singer that’s only been recording for the past year or so. Oh, and she’s a large woman.

That’s her onstage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest in 2019. Lizzo made national news after she accused a Summerfest security guard of racism.

More national attention came earlier this month, again, not because of her music.

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Celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels (above) questioned why Lizzo fans are “celebrating her body” and not her songs. “Why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music?” asked the 45-year-old author of “Slim for Life.””It isn’t going to be awesome if she gets diabetes,” Michaels continued. “I love her music. My kid loves her music. But there’s never a moment where I’m like, ‘And I’m so glad that she’s overweight.'”Naturally, reporters and social media blasted Michaels (white woman criticizing black woman).

Following Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony fashionista Megan Riedlinger of couldn’t refrain from gushing all over Lizzo.

“One of the stars we were most excited to see on the red carpet at this year’s Grammys? Lizzo — who certainly didn’t disappoint in this angelic Atelier Versace confection.”

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“The white gown featured a slinky silhouette embroidered with sparkling crystals and was topped with a white fur stole. Check out the way Lizzo’s fur stole included stunning crystal-covered bracelets to keep it in place. We loved that extra sparkly detail, and the way she added some more simple diamond bracelets to the mix.

“Those nails! To complete her heavenly white Versace ensemble, Lizzo’s nails included silver embellishments and diamonds dripping from each nail.”

Hmm. These are the same so-called “fashion experts” that toss arrows at…

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My Most Popular Blogs (01/27/20)

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

1) Today’s highly interesting read (01/24/20): Why We Shouldn’t Believe Polling About Trump

2) Best Cartoons of the Week (01/25/20)

3) Another way local governments screw WI taxpayers

4) After that Packer debacle against San Francisco there’s only one thing to say

5) Photos of the Week (01/19/20)

6) Goodnight everyone, and have a prize of a weekend!

7) Franklin mayor scolds ‘rude’ Franklin alderman

8)  “I’m president, and they’re not”

9) The Barking Lot – America’s Finest Dog Blog (01/25/20)

10) Culinary no-no #638


Culinary no-no #639



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A January survey of more than 1,200 people finds that most (60%) Americans say they are planning to watch the Super Bowl on February 2.  The survey was conducted by You Gov,  an international research data and analytics group. And what will Super Bowl watchers be snacking on?

Let’s review the top ten most popular, starting with #10.

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Ice cream


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Beef sliders


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Chicken wings


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Chips and dip

Naturally there all kinds of polls and surveys and studies about what football fans love to devour on Super Bowl Sunday. However there appears to be some level of consistency when it comes to favorites: Chili, nachos, subs, wings, pizza, chips, dip, salsa, guacamole, etc.

Now comes a new study that breaks down which Super Bowl food is the most popular in each state. Bid on Equipment performed the research. Data  was collected from Google search volume and a 1,200-person national survey. The average respondent age was 37.

The survey found that across America…

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The seven layer dip came in just ahead of…

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The buffalo chicken dip in popularity.

So, what is, according to this survey, the most popular Super Bowl Food in the badger State?





Cheese curds?



Veggie Platters?




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Cocktail wieners.

Not to be confused with…

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We’re talkin’…

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The ones you jab toothpicks into.

Nothing wrong with these weenies. They’re Super Bowl favorites in eleven states, not just here. I love ’em. And granted, they’re cheap and easy.

But I can’t imagine hearty Wisconsinites dreaming on their way to a party, “Gee, I sure hope they have those little weenies and sauce!”

I think this survey is, well…junk.

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Has popular music gotten better or worse?

You tell me. The Grammy Awards will be presented tonight. We’ve done this with the Oscars but never with the Grammy Awards. Let’s look at the Grammy winners for Record of the Year starting with 1960 and work our way up to the present by checking every five years.

1960: “Mack the Knife” – Bobby Darin

1965: “The Girl from Ipanema”  – Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz

1970: “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In” – The 5th Dimension

1975: “I Honestly Love You” – Olivia Newton – John

1980: “What a Fool Believes” – The Doobie Brothers

1985: “What’s Love Got to Do with It” – Tina Turner

1990: “Wind Beneath My wings” – Bette Midler

1995: “All I Wanna Do” – Sheryl Crow

2000: “Smooth” – Santana featuring Rob Thomas

2005: “Here we Go Again” – Ray Charles and Norah Jones

2010: “Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon

2015: “Stay With Me” (Dark child version) – Sam Smith

2020 Nominees:

  • HEY, MA
    Bon Iver
    Billie Eilish
  • 7 RINGS
    Ariana Grande
  • TALK
    Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
    Post Malone & Swae Lee


Photos of the Week (01/26/20)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Gun rights advocates and militia members attend a rally in Richmond, Virginia, January 20, 2020. More than 22,000 armed gun-rights activists peacefully filled the streets around Virginia’s capitol building to protest gun-control legislation making its way through the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature.  Photo: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

2) A militia member brandishes a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle at the start of a rally by gun rights advocates and militia members near Virginia’s Capitol, in Richmond, Virginia. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

3) President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Photo: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

4) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the 47th March For Life rally on the National Mall, January 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Right to Life Campaign held its annual March For Life rally and march to the U.S. Supreme Court protesting the high court’s 1973 Roe V. Wade decision making abortion legal. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

5) Pro-life demonstrators listen to US President Donald Trump as he speaks at the 47th annual “March for Life” in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2020. – Trump is the first US president to address in person the country’s biggest annual gathering of anti-abortion campaigners.  (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

6) March for Life attendees carry a sign at the 47th annual event. Photo: WTOP/Kate Ryan

7) A mother and daughter attend the annual March For Life in Washington. Photo: March For Life

8) Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for his sexual assault trial in Manhattan. Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

9) Actress Annabella Sciorra is cross-examined by lawyer Donna Rotunno as film producer Harvey Weinstein looks on during his sexual assault trial at New York Criminal Court in Manhattan. Photo: REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

10) Members of a health team get ready to apply health measures and procedures against a new virus outbreak, after passengers landed at Rome’s Fiumicino airport on a southern airlines flight from Wuhan, China. Photo: AFP

11) A woman sits on a broken bed with her family dog on the floor of a burnt-out house as people search for their belongings after a fire broke out in a slum in Karachi, Pakistan, Jan. 22, 2020. Photo: Reuters

12) Gov. Tony Evers delivers his State of the State Address Wednesday in the Assembly Chambers at the state Capitol. Photo:

13) Former Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch visits with attendees of a meeting of the Republican Women of Southeast Wisconsin at a home in Kenosha on Tuesday. During the meeting, Kleefisch indicated she is likely to pursue public office in the coming years, but did not indicate specifically what position she might run for. Former Gov. Scott Walker has publicly stated that he hopes she replaces Gov. Tony Evers after the 2022 election. Photo: ADAM ROGAN, Racine  Journal Times

14) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket engine self-destructs after jettisoning the Crew Dragon astronaut capsule during an in-flight abort test—a key milestone before flying humans in 2020 under NASA’s commercial crew program—following lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on January 19, 2020. Photo: Joe Rimkus Jr / Reuters

15) The Rottweil Test Tower, an 800-foot-tall elevator test tower built and operated by Thyssenkrupp, stands in Rottweil, Germany, on January 21, 2020. Photo: Michaela Rehle / Reuters

16) No this is not Lake Michigan. Muddy water from the Yarkon River flows into the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 22, 2020. Photo: Oded Balilty / AP

17) A koala licks rainwater off a road near Moree, New South Wales, Australia. Photo: Pamela Schramm/via REUTERS

18) Itza, one of 17 rescued tigers and lions from Guatemala circuses, is released at the Animal Defenders International Wildlife Sanctuary in Winburg, South Africa. Another look. Photos: AP and Reuters

19) Janine Davies, who set up Shoalhaven Bat Clinic, a care center for flying foxes, in her home, holds a baby grey-headed flying fox in Bomaderry, Australia, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Angie Teo / Reuters

20) A horseman jumps over a bonfire in the village of San Bartolomé de Pinares in the province of Avila in central Spain, during the opening of the traditional religious Las Luminarias festival in honor of San Antonio Abad (Saint Anthony), patron saint of animals, on January 16, 2020.  Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou / AFP / Getty

21) A bunny is held by its owner during celebrations on the day of Spain’s patron saint of animals, Saint Anthony, outside San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain, on January 17, 2020. Photo: Susana Vera / Reuters

22) A lemur perches on the shoulder of an Anadolu Agency cameraman who is shooting a video of the ring-tailed lemurs at Wildlife Park in Izmir, Turkey, on January 17, 2020. Photo: Halil Fidan / Anadolu Agency / Getty

23) A newborn giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) sticks out his tongue while sitting on his mother, Zenobia, in their enclosure at the zoo in Dortmund, Germany, on January 22, 2020.  Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP / Getty

24) Austria’s Daniel Bacher performs during the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Ski Slopestyle at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in Leysin Park in Leysin, Switzerland, on January 20, 2020. Photo: Simon Bruty for OIS / IOC Handout via Reuters

25) Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton throws down a dunk against the Charlotte Hornets in the first NBA game ever played in Paris. Photo: Associated Press

26) Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo puts down a one-handed slam as Cody Zeller of the Hornets looks on during the game in Paris. The Bucks won, 116-103. Photo: JULIEN DE ROSA, European Press Agency

27) People watch with little emotion as the 49ers roll over the Packers in the first half of the NFC Championship Game last Sunday.  Photo by Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

28) Paige Hoeffert (from left) of Wauwatosa, Katie Leinenkugel of Milwaukee and Meredith Settler of Wauwatosa can’t believe it as the 49ers score in the first half yet again as they watch the Packers play the San Francisco 49ers on TV at Red Star on North Old World 3rd Street in Milwaukee. Photo by Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

29) A Packers fan watches stunned as the 49ers score again in a 37-20 rout. Photo by Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel