We bloggers on MyCommunityNow and LakeCountryNow websites were informed by letter today that our blogs will be eliminated effective March 31, 2016.  The reasoning was that since the Journal Company is “on the verge of moving into new ownership” they “want responsibility for all of the content posted on our site”.  We were told we could still post comments to their content if we chose….

Blogging is in my DNA at this point.  To simply discontinue would be very difficult for me…and probably for those around me.  So, I will seek out a good proposition on a new site between now and the end of this iteration of Curmudgeon’s Corner, and will publish that new link a few times in the days remaining…as we were kindly told we were permitted to do under the new rules.

More to come…

Via Blogs Going Bye-Bye @ Curmudgeon’s Corner….

Don’t most people work at least eight?

Quit if you need to, and I appreciate what you gave us over the years, Andrew, but 7 hours of work a day is just not that grueling Via Andrew Sullivan says blogging — 7 hours a day, day after day — “was killing me.” @ Althouse.

Marquette strikes against professor-blogger’s academic and expressive freedom

The university is continuing to review your conduct and during this period–and until further notice–you are relieved of all teaching duties and all other faculty activities, including, but not limited to, advising, committee work, faculty meetings and any activity that would involve your interaction with Marquette students, faculty and staff. Should any academic appeals arise…


Four years ago, when Scott Walker was elected for the first time, the Siren came to ferry Wisconsin progressives through the rough waters of GOP domination. 1,445 posts later, the Siren’s job is complete. We would have preferred to have bid you all a fond farewell with Mary Burke as our next Governor, but that…

Esenberg says he’s been criticized erroneously

I noticed that Purple Wisconsin has added Jeff Simpson as a blogger.  I suspect that this won’t end well, but I have no other public comment. Mr. Simpson has decided to attack me and the Wisconsin Institute for Law &  Liberty. I have no problem with that. Getting attacked by lefties is not bad for business…

Interested parties

On September 1, the Post published a column from Thiessen criticizing the idea of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney running for president again in 2016. In the piece, Thiessen identified Scott Walker as one of several “successful governors” that would be a preferable candidate. Thiessen co-authored Walker’s 2013 book, a fact the columnist has previously disclosed when writing about the governor for the Post but…