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Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

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Hunt Camp Humor, The Mothership

The Mothership is slipping. 

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Culture of Violence

Culture, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

Has anybody reflected upon the truth that this nation was founded by a violent rebellion?  That our nation’s expansion necessitated the pacification of Native Americans at the end of a gun?  That for a long period we tolerated the violent enslavement of humans and then killed one another to end the practice?  That many of our political leaders seem to have an itch to go to war?  That mass media embraces - if it bleeds it leads?  That the entertainment industry glorifies violence?

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Shooting Yourself in the Foot

John Boehner, Politics, Crazy People, Shooting Yourself In The Foot

A recent Wall Street Journal survey revealed that roughly 77% of economists said that repeated bouts of uncertainty from Congress have dragged down the economy in recent years.  I'm not at all surprised.  Seems to me that an economy thrives on certainty, predictability and governments and elected representatives that govern. 

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Deer Camp - First Blood

Deer Camp, Deer Biology, Deer Hunting, Backyard Homesteading, Locavore

Fourteen years ago I determined that henceforth I was going to butcher my own deer.  All by myself.  I purchased a VHS video and watched it about two dozen times until I figured I had absorbed the technique sufficiently well-enough to repeat the performance by myself.  The ten point buck I killed on opening day of Wisconsin’s gun season consumed an entire day to skin, debone, butcher and wrap.  Nevertheless, I performed the entire chore by myself.

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Live by the Poll - Die by the Poll

Scott Walker, Politics, Polling, The Big Fat Middle

By now you’ve heard that Governor Scott Walker has suspended his presidential campaign.  I’m not surprised as I predicted he was done some time ago.  If you were to review the timeline on my Face Book page you’ll find it there - on August 13th. 

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