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Mom and (Me)dia

Tony Palmeri

BY Tony Palmeri My dear mom Gertrude “Trudy” Palmeri passed away on May 11, 2015 at the age of 79. She and my Korean War vet dad Frank would have been married 60 years (!) in October. All but the last two years of her life were lived in the borough of Brooklyn, NY. She was an Italian-Catholic Brooklynite in ... Read More »

When the lie about the Truth becomes the Truth

Saddam Hussein

BY Rohn Bishop Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, a really bad guy. Following a brutal rise to power in 1979, Saddam Hussein would become one of the most evil men on the planet, devastating Iraq and repressing all dissent. Saddam would use chemical weapons against his own people; start an awful war with Iran that would kill hundreds of ... Read More »

Flag Day Recognized at Lakeside Park

Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper, Trevor Casper

The legend is that George Washington, and two other members of the Continental Congress asked Betsy Ross to sew the first American flag sometime in the late spring of 1776. Ross was already a widow in her young 20’s when she was assigned this patriotic task. She completed the flag, arranging thirteen stars in a circle representing the thirteen colonies ... Read More »

HEARTS TO HEROES Charity Motorcycle Ride


Walleye Weekend 2015 is excited to announce the All New Hearts to Heroes Charity Motorcycle Ride on June 13. The theme for this year’s ride is “Ride for a Ride” with proceeds benefiting the American Legion Riders; the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization. Sponsors of the ride include: Mercury Marine, Bergstrom Toyota Scion of Oshkosh, Open Road Harley-Davidson, J.T.L. ... Read More »

The Horizon of Sentience


By John Price, Kabhir; the Buddhist Adviser Imagine walking across an arid plane. Of course, you see and feel your feet as you take your steps. You can lift your face up to the clouds and feel the breeze against your face. Then you look broadly forward to see the horizon ahead of you. As time passes while you walk, ... Read More »

Jon Wellinghoff to Discuss State and National Energy Policy

Jon Wellinghoff

Jon Wellinghoff is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and an internationally recognized expert in energy regulation and policy. As the longest serving chair of the FERC, he brings to the table 40 years of leadership and expertise in the energy sector. Mr. Wellinghoff will share this expertise during his keynote address at The 26th ... Read More »

Are You Ready for June I.C.E.? (In Case of Emergency)


Top 5 Ways to Prepare, Recover, and Be Resilient after Disaster By Lori Palmeri Research on preparedness shows that people who believe they are prepared for disasters are not as prepared as they believe. Forty percent of survey respondents did not have household plans, eighty percent had not conducted home evacuation drills, and nearly sixty percent did not know their ... Read More »

A Knock at the Door


by John Price - Kabhir, the Buddhist Adviser And who will It be? Will it be a screaming little slimy lump, jerking in uncoordinated manner and beautiful only to the people directly responsible for creating it? People who are just now investing their entire lives in its growth and development? People who immediately look it over carefully for signs of ... Read More »

Sports Journalism Sucks


By Tony Palmeri Mainstream American journalism, as the Media Rants column has been ranting about for more than 12 years, occasionally meets standards of excellence but more typically runs on a spectrum from mediocre to insanely bad. Political journalism is probably the worst of the lot (too often it meets Joseph Goebbels definition of the press as a great keyboard ... Read More »

“Hoosier Hospitality”


By Dennis Riley Judging by the look on his face or the tone in his voice as Indiana Governor Mike Pence tried to fend off some decidedly pointed questions from ABC’s George Stephanopolous that Sunday in late March, you would have thought that the Governor had found himself in the middle of a real firestorm and not just the verbal ... Read More »

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