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Reporting from the bleacher seats …

Update: 4:30 PM. I published this post originally with an estimated cost of $3M/golf outing which was too high. I have removed this verbiage and associated math as I do not want to be the purveyor of bad information. The Trump Golf Count website estimates the total cost to taxpayers currently as $88M. And I …

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General Election Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Vote. Vote. Vote. (Actually vote once and only once, but VOTE!) Wisconsin Residents: Information at MyVote Wisconsin. Oh whoa! Whilst lost down the rabbit hole investigating the etymology of feckless and complicit, I tripped across the word Pecksniffian — a word based on the character Seth Pecksniff in Charles Dickens’s …

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What a whirlwind week it has been!  The list I made last week gives me lots of topics to investigate and focus on that aren’t  politics, but here I am again with my binoculars pointed toward Washington … go figure. Dodgeball: White Goodman The character White Goodman in the movie “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”, …

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Almost any day now, President Trump will declare a national opioid epidemic. Or not. I’d like to take a moment to reflect on Obama breaking into an amazing spontaneous cover of “Amazing Graze” at the funeral of South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney. In doing so, he called down grace on the nation reminding us to …

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The game show Wheel of Fortune features the category ‘Before & After.’ I’ll play. Baby bump stocks. Baby bump is the swell of a woman’s abdomen during pregnancy. In an effort to quash any demon spawn evidence of carnival carnal knowledge or resulting offspring requiring 18+ years of housing, food, clothing, healthcare, education, love, hugs, parenting, …

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