Corner of West Lawn and Prospect today. Missed this one, but I’ve heard these folks before and they’re great. Gotta love Madison.
Let’s take a break from beating up on Tony Evers and Robin Vos, to lob some high hard ones at Rob Manfred. The Commissioner of Baseball (also known as The Lackey of the Owners) opined the other day on some rule changes that might come or go. The issue is an important one for theContinue reading “No DH, Not Now, Not Ever”
The Odana Hills Club House. Classic mid-century. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player all took showers here. Don’t tear it down. Renovate it. Expand it if you must, but keep that Man Men vibe.
We are nothing here at YSDA if not honest. Sometimes brutally so and even when the brutal honesty reflects poorly on our founder and editor (i.e., me). This past week I’ve posted three pieces in which I heavily criticize Gov. Tony Evers for signing what is, inarguably, a thoroughly Republican budget. The responses are in,Continue reading “A Week of Evers Bashing Reviewed”
Back home in Madison for a few days. Not many pilates places in the North Woods.
I‘ve made the case that the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan, now expected to be completed in August, a month earlier than planned, is a tragic mistake for humanitarian and strategic reasons. Reader Peter Herreid has written a thoughtful piece on the opposite side of the question and I want to share it with you below.Continue reading “Another Take on Afghanistan”
Ain’t she a beauty? “The Maple” is a 16 foot fishing boat with a 50 hp Johnson outboard. Came complete with a trolling motor and a trailer. I picked her up in a steal at the end of the season four years ago from the Republican owner of a marina east of Eagle River. HowContinue reading “Pic of the Day/My Boat”
We can’t let Robin Vos lock in Republican majorities for another decade. That’s why Gov. Tony Evers needed to veto the budget and insist on a fair maps commission. On Monday I wrote a letter to the editor in the Wisconsin State Journal, in which I made the case that Evers should have vetoed theContinue reading “The Need to Take on Vos”
Gov. Tony Evers called the budget he signed last week “bipartisan.” No, it wasn’t. Look, this budget was written by Speaker Robin Vos and the Republicans after they tossed Evers’ proposal out in its entirety. Not a single one of Evers’ major initiatives was included. Funding for K-12 education, the UW system, special ed andContinue reading “This Budget Wasn’t Bipartisan”
Sunset on Duck Lake. Note the object in the sky to the right. This is probably an alien space craft. Unless it was a spot of water on my lens. You choose.