I thought Milw. Co. Supervisor Patti Logsdon was soooo conservative?

At least that’s what Logsdon and her minions have always proclaimed. Until an election’s over and she practically goes into hibernation.

Logsdon and other county supervisors put out a news release this week touting a county agency and a union that read in part:

On Tuesday, November 29, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998, the union that represents MCTS bus drivers and mechanics, reached an agreement on a 3-year contract. The contract includes significant wage increases, more flexible hours, and minimal changes to healthcare.

Logsdon, the conservative (ROTFL), is quoted in the release:

“We work best when those with differing opinions come to the table in the hopes of finding solutions that will best serve Milwaukee County. I am thrilled that both parties were able to achieve a 3-year contract and avoid a strike, and I will remain committed to bettering our transit system through my work on the Committee on Transportation and Transit.”

Let’s refer to the first paragraph in the release:

The contract includes significant wage increases, more flexible hours, and minimal changes to healthcare.

Nine (9) supervisors including Logsdon fail to elaborate. The omission prompted Franklin Mayor Steve Olson to interject on Supervisor Kathleen Vincent’s Facebook page:

What were the pay increase percentages? Was there off-sets in other compensation areas? What are the pension benefits. No details are offered in the press release.

Olson is correct and more than justified in his comments given Logsdon represents part of Franklin. No details were offered in what is a horrible news release leading me to wonder if the nine supervisors actually know the details or even care.  The people who pay the bills, the beleaguered taxpayers, deserve full disclosure and information.

As for this Logsdon gem…

“We work best when those with differing opinions come to the table in the hopes of finding solutions…”

Remember that when you want something done and the flaming liberals on the county board tell you to take a hike.

How did Franklin schools do?

About 84% of Wisconsin public schools met or exceeded state expectations for the 2021-22 school year, according to report cards the state Department of Public Instruction produced for most schools. 

That’s down from about 87% the prior year. 

A school’s score is a combination of achievement on standardized tests in recent years, growth in performance on those tests over time, attendance and graduation, and the performance of students with the most challenges each school.

Franklin schools:

Ben Franklin Elementary: Exceeds Expectations
Score Change from 2020-2021: 81.6 to 77.1

Country Dale Elementary: Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Score Change from 2020-2021: 83.1 to 83.1

Forest Park Middle School: Exceeds Expectations
Score Change from 2020-2021: 73.4 to 69.9

Franklin High: Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Score Change from 2020-2021: 78.7 to 83.6

Pleasant View Elementary: Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Score Change from 2020-2021: 86.7 to  84.4

Robinwood Elementary: Exceeds Expectations
Score Change from 2020-2021: 83.9 to 82.1

Southwood Glen Elementary: Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Score Change from 2020-2021: 91.6 to 86.5

Here are more details from the DPI.

Franklin voters help approve two meaningless referenda

There were two (2) advisory referendum questions on Tuesday’s ballot in Milwaukee County:

Should the Wisconsin Legislature prohibit the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of semi-automatic “military-style” firearms whose prohibition is allowed under the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions?


YES: 227,952 (69%)
NO: 100,084 (31%)


YES: 10,505 (60%)
NO: 7,009 (40%)

Do you favor allowing adults 21 years of age and older to engage in the personal use of marijuana, while also regulating commercial marijuana-related activities, and imposing a tax on the sale of marijuana?


YES: 244,074 (74%)
NO: 84,100 (26%)


YES: 10,548 (60%)
NO: 7,007 (40%)

Some of my so-called conservative friends voted in support of these useless, wasteful spending, anti-gun, pro-pothead questions in alliance with those on the left. Hope they feel real good about that.

Know and understand this, those who voted in favor:

Not a single firearm’s import will be prohibited.

Not a single firearm’s sale will be prohibited.

Not a single firearm’s manufacture will be prohibited.

Not a single firearm’s transfer will be prohibited.

Not a single firearm’s possession will be prohibited.

Adults 21 years of age and older will not be allowed to personally use marijuana.

Commercial marijuana-related activities will not be regulated.

A tax on the sale of marijuana will not be imposed.

All your YES votes did was empower units of government like the clown car that is the Milwaukee County Board to come up with and push future stupid referenda, and as in these instances, draw more liberals to the polls to vote against candidates you may actually support.

Franklin by the numbers: NOVEMBER 2022 ELECTION RESULTS

NOVEMBER 8, 2022

REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTAL . . . . . 22,727
BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL. . . . . . . …….. 18,075
VOTER TURNOUT – TOTAL . . . . . . 79.53


Governor / Lieutenant Governor

Tony Evers / Sara Rodriguez (DEM) . … 8,387 46.64
Tim Michels / Roger Roth (REP) . . . ……9,452 52.56
Joan Ellis Beglinger / No Cand. (IND) . 128 .71

Attorney General

Josh Kaul (DEM) . . . . . . . . 8,172 46.01
Eric Toney (REP) . . . . . . . . 9,578 53.93

Secretary of State

Doug La Follette (DEM) . . . . . . …… 7,845 44.38
Amy Lynn Loudenbeck (REP) . . . . . 9,348 52.88

State Treasurer

Aaron Richardson (DEM) . . . . . . 7,575 43.29
John S. Leiber (REP). . . . . …….. . 9,655 55.18
Andrew Zuelke (CON) . . . . . …… 263 1.50

Representative in Congress, District 1

Ann Roe (DEM) . . . . . . . . . 7,313 41.26
Bryan Steil (REP). . . . . . . . 10,309 58.17
Charles E. Barman (GAP). . 94 .53

United States Senator

Mandela Barnes (DEM). . . . .7,976 44.47
Ron Johnson (REP). . . . . . . . 9,923 55.32

State Senator, District 7

Chris J. Larson (DEM) . . . . . . 439 40.91
Peter Gilbert (REP) . . . . . . …. 634 59.09

Representative to the Assembly, District 21

Deborah Davis (DEM) . . . . . . . 7,519 45.60
Chuck Wichgers (REP). . . . . . . 8,955 54.31

Franklin alderwoman insults city staff, unfairly compares to police

My alderwoman, the worst member on the Franklin Common Council, Kristen Wilhelm never ceases to disappoint. Tuesday’s council meeting was no exception.

The first item of business was an announcement that longtime city clerk Sandi Wesolowski was attending her final council meeting. Wesolowski is retiring after 37 years with Franklin.

Every council member briefly offered their thanks and congratulations to Wesolowski who is in charge of all city staff, with Wilhelm saying Wesolowski ran “a fabulous department.”

OK. Nothing wrong there, though I had to chuckle because over the years reliable sources have informed me Wilhelm is no friend to city staff. She’s been known to criticize and make unnecessary, unreasonable work requests. A bit later in the meeting discussion turned to increasing comp time benefits for Franklin police sergeants. Alderman Mike Barber made a motion to delay any action until the council had the opportunity to hear more from the city’s Fire and Police Commission.

Looking perturbed, Wilhelm said she was “disappointed” in the motion to delay, wanting to vote on the matter Tuesday evening.

That’s when Wilhelm stepped in it.

“I think that there are staff that have jobs here at City Hall that put their lives at less risk and less stress that are already making more.”

I found Wilhelm’s comment to be insulting and disrespectful. Comparing office workers to police officers was extremely unfair. All Wilhelm had to do was contend police have a dangerous job (no one would argue) and that they deserved an answer on comp time benefits then as opposed to later. To drag other employees into the debate was uncalled for.

For the record the council tied 3-3 on delaying a decision. Mayor Olson broke the tie by voting to hold off and refer to the Fire and Police Commission.

“I don’t think it hurts to have more information,” said Olson.

FINALLY, Wilhelm has always possessed quite the ego. She is, after all, the smartest person in the room.

 And woe is Wilhelm. She has it soooooo difficult as an alderwoman. That’s why some refer to her as “whiny Wilhelm.”

Watch from 1:00:49 to 1:02:22.

If SHE’S not clear, then others can’t possibly be clear, either.

And WAH WAH WAH. Stop throwing at us!!!! Ironic, given what I mentioned above about her past demands on city staff.

Please, someone run against her!

Two Franklin kids are Halloween heroes

This is the kind of story that unfortunately never makes the local 10:00 TV news, but it deserves recognition.

During Sunday’s Trick or Treat in Franklin two youngsters came to the door of a local resident who had a heartwarming experience and shared it on the FRANKLIN AREA COMMUNITY PAGE:

“If your kids are Trick-or-Treating in Mission Hills dressed as Chips & Salsa, cudos (sp) to you for raising wonderful kids. I just asked a bunch of kids to ‘please take one because I’m running low on candy,’ and Chips & Salsa each put candy from their own bags into my candy bowl.”

The kids are Carter and Brynn Lewis.

We seem to only hear about bad or troubled kids. With a simple act the Lewis youngsters have helped restore faith in the future of our country.

Outstanding, guys!

A similar gesture is grabbing international attention.

Sent via email by FPS District Administrator Annalee Bennin at 5:10 this afternoon

Dear Forest Park Middle School Families,

Please see this message from FPS District Administrator Annalee Bennin in regards to the lockdown, evacuation, and reunification that took place yesterday with Forest Park Middle School students, staff and families.  

Thank you,
FPS Communications

In my view the key sentence:

There is no one currently in custody or questioning related to this incident.