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Bud's Beat

“Eenie, meenie, miney, mo!” That’s how, as children, we chose our various sports teams and some wish we’d pick our political teams that way. Republicans are finding that ...

Bud's Beat

“Eenie, meenie, miney, mo!” That’s how, as children, we chose our various sports teams and some wish we’d pick our political teams that way. Republicans are finding that ...

Bud’s Beat

1I have been bothered by the distortion of facts about the country’s Social Security program. Critics have been clucking like Henny Penny that the program is broke and the sky is ...

Bud’s Beat

Way back in the early days of radio, there was a very popular program titled “The Major Bowes Amateur Hour.” You can call it a forerunner of today’s “American Idol.” The ...

Bud's Beat

Remember the television news update show, “That Was The Week That Was?” Last week was certainly a week that was. Many people were on pins and needles waiting for the world to ...

BUD'S BEAT

When I was a little tyke roaming the streets and back alleys of the South Side of my hometown, Milwaukee, in a prominent Polish-Catholic neighborhood, we had plenty of traditions. ...

Bud's Beat is not consistent

I always look forward to reading  “Bud’s Beat,” even though I almost never agree with him. I had to laugh when I read a December column. He actually said, “I must be up fr ...

Bud's Beat

OK! The secret is out. I admit to dozing off in college lectures when I attended school way back when. It was a challenge to keep awake as some professor expounded in Education 101 ...

Bud's Beat

The people of California have spoken. Their resounding message to the propositions billed as “budget stabilization measures” was No! No! No! I really should have stated “some ...

Bud's Beat

Pat Jones would be celebrating her birthday this week. I remember her often, but especially this time of year. Pat was my editor of the Colfax Record in the 1970s. Her editing and ...

Bud's Beat

It seems like yesterday, and yet it was a long time ago. As I recall, it was a hot August night way back in 1964. I sat at my kitchen table seeking some cool breeze from the partia ...

Bud's Beat

It has been said, “Cheer up things could be worse. Sure enough I cheered up and things got worse.” That pretty much sums up where we are as a society. Two wars, deficit spendi ...

Bud's Beat

It’s only a few days away. Many have waited for eight years, some a couple of years and now it’s here: The inauguration of the next president of the United States. Barack Obama ...

Doesn't like Bud's Beat's 'reporting'

I am very disappointed in the “journalistic liberalism” and lack of professionalism shown by Mr. Bud Pisarek in his reporting of “Facts not in Evidence,” regarding Ms. Sara ...

Doesn't like 'Bud's Beat' liberal views

Regarding Bud’s Beat’s Aug. 14 column, he endorses Obama’s cut-and-run policy in Iraq, thereby snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Like many liberals, Bud has distast ...