Whine, whine, whine

Interesting segment on Steve Scaffidi’s program on WTMJ radio this morning.

Wait a minute, Kev. I thought you don’t listen to that guy?

Not much. But I made an exception today because Franklin Mayor Steve Olson was on along with the mayors of West Allis and Cudahy.

The opening portion dealt with the first softball question of many tossed by Scaffidi: How in the world do you poor guys deal with financing city government? (My paraphrasing, not Scaffidi’s exact question).

Look. I’ve lived in Franklin for 30 years. There are three certainties in life I’m firmly aware of:

1) Death

2) Taxes

3) Mayor Olson will blame state government…for everything!

Constantly. Consistently. So when Scaffidi fed Steve a big fat juicy meatball right down the middle of the plate he took a swing.

Whine, whine, whine.

The state doesn’t do enough.

The state doesn’t give us enough aid.

The state doesn’t listen.

I talk with my state Senator a lot (That would be Julian Bradley but Olson never identified him specifically).

And even then the information doesn’t get to people who can do something about it.

For the record the other mayors also played crybaby.

Later in the program Scaffidi asked the mayors why they wanted to get in the game and be mayors. Do something for their communities was the popular and unanimous response. Do something…as in…moan that another unit of government isn’t bailing you out?

The blame the state game a la Olson got old and tiresome 20 years ago.

ALSO, each mayor was allowed to give 30 seconds as to why people should visit or consider their cities.

Olson rattled off, in order: Great place to grow families and businesses; lots of new homes going up; two new industrial parks; wonderful schools and parks.

All very good answers. But Scaffidi interjected at this point and brought up:

Ballpark Commons, the ROCK complex.


I think Steve should have found a way to highlight that one before the host had to.

Sen. Ron Johnson: We Expect Democrats and the Media to Continue to Smear Us and Cover Up for the Bidens

This week U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the Senate floor to discuss their investigation into the web of foreign financial entanglements of the Biden Family.

“Over the course of our investigation into how Hunter Biden used his father’s position and name to enrich himself and his family, the dishonest press published countless stories reporting on the Democrat’s false charge that we were soliciting and disseminating Russian disinformation.   Once we issued our September and November 2020 reports, which were based almost exclusively on U.S. sourced documents and interviews with U.S. citizens, the media largely ignored it.  When they did write a story on it, they declared that our reports found nothing new. A classic media cover-up. 

“I’ve always said the bias in the media is revealed far more in what they don’t report versus what they do report.

“But all the false attacks have not deterred us.   We have continued to uncover the truth, and fortunately, our reports also served as a catalyst for others to come forward and for more investigative journalists to keep digging.  The American people deserve the truth.

More details here including video.


“Inflation will mean the average U.S. household has to spend an extra $5,200 this year ($433 per month) compared to last year for the same consumption basket, according estimates by Bloomberg Economics. The excess savings built up over the pandemic, and increases in wages, will cushion those costs, and allow spending to expand at a decent pace this year. But accelerated depletion of savings will increase the urgency for those staying on the sidelines to join the labor force, and the resulting increase in labor supply will likely dampen wage growth.”


Why did Facebook drop the hammer on me?

Lots of people are asking that question. Here’s the answer.

A few days ago I got involved in the entire Oscars controversy because it was top of mind all across America. On a lengthy thread of comments I weighed in…by merely quoting a conservative columnist who offered an opinion. Here’s what I posted:


This isn’t exactly shocking. The left excused rioting, looting, arson, and violence against police during the summer of 2020. The left is violent. The left had weaponized that to achieve their aims. They tolerated an armed left-wing militia to take over a large swath of Seattle. The reaction to the Will Smith slap attack is not new. It does, however, pave the way for us to use violence for good.

If you see someone burning an American flag, punch that person. If you see looting or any felonious activity, use violence to stop it. Run these people over with your cars if necessary. It’s for a good cause, right? Law and order are good causes.

If the left can assault people in the name of alopecia, we can do the same for law and order. That sounds like a fair compromise.

Townhall.com Senior Editor Matt Vespa


The Grammy Awards are this Sunday.

The U.S. Army Field Band provides musical support to strengthen the ties between the Army and civilian populations at home and abroad.

As the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army, this internationally-acclaimed organization travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad. Through these concerts, the Field Band fosters the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supports diplomatic efforts around the world.

Nominated for Best Immersive Audio Album:

UPDATE, 04/03/22


Today’s highly interesting read (03/29/22): Still More Evidence of Electoral Fraud

Today’s read is from Douglas Andrews, part-time editor of The Patriot Post. Here’s an excerpt:

Anyone with a lick of curiosity or common sense knew it just didn’t add up. And the latest evidence, which comes in the form of a peer-reviewed report on voting discrepancies in six battleground states, merely adds to the suspicion.

The three things that jumped out at us were Joe Biden’s utter lack of a compelling candidacy, his loss of an incredible18 of 19 bellwether counties, and his astonishing vote total. Those three things, taken together, cause thoughtful people to wonder how Biden could’ve won the 2020 presidential election fair and square.

Vindication has come much too slowly for the tens of millions of Americans who just knew in their gut that something wasn’t right.

Wisconsin has also come under a cloud of electoral suspicion.

Read the entire piece here.

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Franklin aldermanic candidate places signs in wrong district

I’ve written about Marcelino Rivera III, the most flawed candidate on Franklin’s April 5th ballot, who advocates for a code of conduct for elected officials. Ironic because of his boorish behavior at open meetings at Franklin City Hall.

Consider this. Look at one spot where he’s placing his yard signs.

Driving on S.76th Street, south of Drexel, Rivera signs…

Franklin City Hall informs me:

The northwest corner of 76th and Drexel is Aldermanic District 2.

The northeast corner of 76th and Drexel is Aldermanic District 5.

AND the south side of W Drexel Ave, both corners is Aldermanic District 1.

Rivera has signs planted SOUTH of 76TH and Drexel.

As City Hall informed, that’s District 1. Rivera is running for alderman in District 5.

Now, is this the most egregious act perpetrated by a candidate? Of course not.

But it begs questions. Would this be a violation of the type of code of conduct Rivera seeks? Shouldn’t a candidate and his volunteers understand which is his district and which isn’t?

And even more importantly, is this is an indication that if elected, Rivera would choose to follow some rules and not others?


And then you have smorgasbord. Potpourri. Multiple candidate signs on one property.

The Jamie Groark sign at the far right is the only one that belongs at this location.

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