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Good Week in Wisconsin, Thanks to Tony Evers

January 12, 2019

The mood of many in Wisconsin this week was much brighter due to the inauguration of Governor Tony Evers.

How state government had been improperly handled over the past eight years–be it from the administrative rules process to aborted procedures in the legislature-was part of the reason voters rejected and removed Scott Walker.   The hard work over decades towards social progress in our state was undermined in a cavalier and partisan fashion by Walker and his allies.  They too often used power for power’s sake, and not the long term needs of the state.

The mood and tone at the statehouse was joyous when Evers took the oath of office.  Many felt connected to the new governor, as they had seen in his day-to-day mannerisms, a person far more in touch with average voters than his predecessor.

It was that down-to-earth element which I wrote, in part about, in a column January 7th.  I was very pleased to see that it was published at Urban Milwaukee.  

At this time of year we look forward, in this home, to the arrival of seed catalogs which usher in a new growing season as plans are made for the flower gardens.  Likewise, the state seeks renewal and a fresh start after the browning decay from seasons past.

This week was a good start for reason and hope.

Thanks, Tony and Josh Kaul!

  1. January 13, 2019 4:58 PM


    Had not heard from you for over 24 hours and was about to ask for a wellness check. My husband runs a guardianship business so I know how to help you out.

    As to your comment…….really?

    Almost 80% of Wisconsin voters in gun households support extending background checks to private gun sales. Almost half favor a ban on “assault-style” weapons, according to Marquette’s polling from 2018.

    Your use of computer time would have been better spent writing missives to your like-minded brethren prior to the election.

    Because on the facts you are wrong.

  2. Zoltar Speaks! permalink
    January 13, 2019 4:44 PM

    dekerivers wrote, “Those sportsmen are not very bright if they feel that way–with no foundation at all for their views. You might want to double check which elected official is talking about certain issues.”

    Maybe you are not as up on things as you think.

    Tony Evers said this during the campaign, “My policy is this: There’s over 80 percent of the people of Wisconsin that have said that they would be in favor of universal background checks,” This statement is an outright lie, no one – NO ONE, has ever surveyed all the people in Wisconsin to determine if 80% of the people want background checks. Time will tell if Governor Evers is going to try to strip 2nd Amendment rights away from Wisconsin citizens, but stating such lies in a campaign season is a telling sign of underlying anti-2nd Amendment leanings.

  3. January 13, 2019 12:01 PM

    Those sportsmen are not very bright if they feel that way–with no foundation at all for their views. You might want to double check which elected official is talking about certain issues. Other than that have a nice day. Thought of you recently–as you like film too–as we watched The Ballad of Buster Scruggs–and loved it. Funny at times, well made in all regards. Made to feel like films once were made. Have a nice day, Mark.

  4. Mark Phillips permalink
    January 12, 2019 10:52 PM

    Maybe In the southern part of the state but in the north he is about as popular as a cold sore already with his attack on the second amendment a lot of sportsmen do not have kind words for him and his ilk.

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