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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.

Thelma and Louise, the Road to Greece and the Titanic - Part 2

Congressman Ryan, Economics, Greece

My pal Paul Ryan is fond of explaining our country’s economic prospects as nothing more than another road to Greece.

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Thelma and Louise, the Road to Greece and the Titanic - Part 1

Economics, Fiscal Cliff, Thelma and Louise

I bet you’re scratching your head and wondering if I’ve gone plum crazy. 

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Tea Party Shenanigans Take a Recess

Cluelessness, Economics, Michele Bachmann, National Politics, Rubbish, Silly People, Tea Party Shenanigans

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe, while Congress is in session.  

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Deer Camp 2011-The Compilation

Bicycling, Critters, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, Door County Hunting, Economics, Family, Friends, Gourmands, Governor Scott Walker, Green Bay Packers, Holidays, Hunt Camp Humor, Hunting, Life Is Good, Outdoors, Scott Walker Deer Management, Sister, Terrific Cooking

11/18/11

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Deer Camp - Day Five

Astronomy, Deer Camp, Economics, Governor Walker, Life Is Good, Sister

11/22/11

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Deer Camp 2011 - The Compilation

Bicycling, Critters, Deer Hunting, Deer Management, Door County Hunting, Economics, Family, Friends, Gourmands, Governor Scott Walker, Green Bay Packers, Holidays, Hunt Camp Humor, Hunting, Life Is Good, Outdoors, Scott Walker Deer Management, Sister, Terrific Cooking

11/18/11

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Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

Bicycling, Crazy People, Economics, Governor Walker's Budget Tools, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Politics, Palace Intrigue, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat, Silly People, Wauwatosa Politics

How many of you are as fatigued as I am of the political theater in Washington? 

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Mayoral Compensation Back on Agenda

Economics, Mayor Didier, Wauwatosa, Wauwatosa Politics, Governor Walker's Budget Tools

As 2010 dawned the economy had begun a slow recovery.  The Great Recession had largely done its damage in the private sector.  The effects of which still echo throughout every last nook and cranny of the business world.  While slightly wounded - municipalities had yet to feel the real pain and bear the consequences.  You see - there was Federal stimulus money to prop-up state and local budgets. 

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Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat

Economics, Firearms, Governor Scott Walker, Governor Walker, Scott Walker Deer Manager, Scott Walker Deer Management, Koch Brothers, Walker and the Koch Brothers, Mayor Didier, Mayor Didier and the Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity, Odds and Ends, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat, Raising a Puppy, The Day Job, Taxation

Just last week we celebrated an important anniversary in America's exploration of outer space.  On May 5th, 1961 - Alan Shepard was the first American in space. 

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The Dog Days of Afternoon

Girlfriend, Random Musings and Idle Chit Chat, Terrific Cooking, Economics

How about these sultry summer weekends?

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Keeping the Green in Christmas

Conservation, Forestry, Economics

Yeah - you're thinking I'm going to rant about the commercialization of Christmas.

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Give a Man a Fish, Teach a Man to Fish, or a Man Buys a Fish?

Economics, Life Is Good

My wife gives me a lot of rope. 

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September Madness!

Economics, Just For Fun

Here are the key match-ups in this year's great economic tournament.

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The Rise and Fall of Sprawl

Conservation, Economics, Gas Pains

I'm told that the price of gasoline might hit $4 a gallon before too long.  Maybe even $7 a gallon.

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Tree Farmers, Americans for Prosperity, Carbon Credits - AND a Mayoral Candidate? Yikes!

Conservation, Economics, Forestry, Politics-Other, Politics-Tosa, Public Policy

This past Saturday hundreds of woodland owners from southeast Wisconsin gathered at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center for what we figure might have been our 30th or so winter conference.  Inasmuch as it's the second largest woodland owner gathering in the state you'd think they'd keep better track of how many times they've done this.

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