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Random Thoughts on a Tuesday Night

– It’s “Mob Week” on AMC, so I’m watching the Godfather, Part II right now.  Must say, it’s not until this movie that I actually start hating the character of Michael Corleone.  All of his actions in the first film can be justified, either as a way of protecting his sister, avenging his brother Sonny, or even offing the heads of the Five Families was sort of a preemptive strike to avoid getting killed.

The second film, the dude’s completely a dark soul.  Though that being said, Fredo deserved to die.

– It tells you how impressive a legacy Milton Friedman has had when you have so many liberals try to tear him down today.   In the past few days, we’ve had the mad shoe salesman at Cog_Dis try (and fail) with a horribly thought out take, and today Scot Ross at OWN appears to show he’s never taken an economics class in his life or read anything the Chicago School of Economic Thought published and turned into multiple Nobel Prizes.

– Are Jeff Simpson and Ross against the Draft?  Well,they can thank Friedman for pointing out there’s little economic benefit to military conscription and he had a willing ear in former Wisconsin Congressman Melvin Laird (Dave Obey’s direct predecessor) as SecDef willing to consider the all-volunteer military.

Something tells me they won’t bother to acknowledge that fact.

– Have to wonder how many of the same folks down in Texas supporting and celebrating Ted Cruz’s win in the GOP Senate primary are ready for the blow back they’re about to get from Wisconsin Republicans if they try the same thing up here to boost Mark Neumann.

Hey, they’re the ones who clearly don’t know $#!+ about Wisconsin politics and had to get behind the jerk.  Ah well, they’ll learn fast.

Casey McGehee’s now a Yankee?  (Do I laugh at the Yankees now or later?)

So Democrats have made public the redistricting documents from last year now that they control the state Senate.  Remind me again, but how is this supposed to matter since the only people who will be pissed about them are locked in very Dem-leaning districts in Milwaukee and Madison?

Also, how can the Democrats say with a straight face that they wouldn’t have done the same thing if the roles were reversed.  They have their own number crunchers and could easily remade the state’s legislative district maps in their image.

Finally, they are aware all they’re releasing was made public during the federal trial, right?  It’s called “The Discovery Phase.”

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