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1624, 08 Aug 16

Primary Election Tomorrow

There is a partisan primary election tomorrow. There are a few interesting races around the state, but there’s only one contested race on my ballot tomorrow. Three candidates are vying to be the Republican candidate for Washington County Clerk. Since there aren’t any Democrats running, the winner of the primary will be the new clerk.

There are three candidates running. Here’s a brief description from the Washington County Insider:


Aggie Pruner (AP) – 16 years experience as current Town Clerk for the Town of Barton. Experience as town clerk makes me credible candidate.






IMG_6325Ashley Reichert (AR) – mother of 3 and married six years. Husband is a veteran and they are supporters of Stars & Stripes Honor Flight. Work for county for 3 years and one year for Sheriff’s office. Started social media 6 months ago. Work with county administrator and other County Board Supervisors. I’d be a strong candidate for County Clerk.






Braedy Helmbrecht (BH) – Worked with the county for 18 years. Detail oriented. Believe in raising a family and family values and like to work with the community






You can also read their answers to questions at the same link.

I don’t have anything against any of the candidates. They all seem like decent people. Given the fact that the clerk position is mostly a position responsible for administering laws and not making them, I lean toward someone with experience. This is especially true since our election laws have been evolving and we need a steady hand during elections to make sure Washington County doesn’t become the subject of election night ridicule like Waukesha County.

For those reasons, I’ll be voting for Aggie Pruner. And, I mean… c’mon… “Aggie?” How could I not vote for her?


1624, 08 August 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Cross over and vote for Feingold’s opponent.

    I did it last week.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    Didn’t you condemn someone that had said they were going to crossover and vote for Trump, as he was viewed as someone that couldn’t win the general?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Criticized. Did not condemn.

    I don’t want Democrats to win general election in this race.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    So your double standard should only apply to you and on one else, correct?  The old “do as I say, not as I do”, gambit.  You really have no moral compass.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    If  you want to criticize me for voting for a good God-fearing Chrsitian with a bit of a conservative side over Russ Feingold….have at it.

    I will be proud to receive your “criticism” on this one!


  6. Le Roi du Nord

    It is still a free country, and until folks like you change the laws you can vote for whomever you want.  I’m just pointing out your double standards.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann

    Then what is the issue?

    I was critical of Democrats for crossing over and choosing worst possible Republican candidate….which was wrong.

    I voted for a Christian who does not believe in baby killing, like Feingold, and did right thing….encouraging Christianity in Democrat Party.

    You choose not to criticize me for doing right thing.

    Excellent move on your part.

    Good job!

  8. Le Roi du Nord


    Then you really shouldn’t lecture any of us, R or D, right or left, on the merits of having or not having a moral compass,or the courage of conviction, since you have neither..

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Why not?

    I was trying to bring some actual diversity to the Democrats.

    That is a bad thing now?


  10. Le Roi du Nord

    Again, your double standards are showing.  You want “actual diversity” (whatever that means) among Democrats, yet you want purity in religion and conservatism.  What is wrong with diversity in those groups?

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    Conservatives have a ton of diversity.

    Liberals tend to not have any diversity and attempt to silence critics.  Thus why they tend to support university speech codes, expelling religious speech from public square, and attempt to silence debate by screaming “offensive”.

    Diversity needs to be brought to liberalism.

    Will you help?



  12. Le Roi du Nord

    I disagree with you on many topics, so that makes me pretty diverse.

    “Conservatives have a ton of diversity”.  Then why do you complain about candidates that aren’t “true” conservatives?   Intolerance is your middle name.

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    Republicans are “too diverse” with Trump.

    I’m not convinced Trump is a real conservative.   I’d like Trump to be more like Walker.

    Liberals are just a monolithic Wall St, cow to Warren Buffett, machine right now.

    Trump at least tells almost anyone off.

    So I’d like Trump to be more conservative from being overly diverse.

    I’d like to see liberals get out of their paper thin narrow-mindedness with the Hillary Wall Street machine or be more diverse.

    I’m a complex guy.


  14. Le Roi du Nord

    As usual, you qualify everything to fit your needs.  So now, define “diverse” in your own words, that way the rest of us will have an idea what you really mean.

    “So I’d like Trump to be more conservative from being overly diverse”.  Huh ?!?

    I would say conflicted, confused, and contradictory.  Complex is a little too complimentary.



  15. Kevin Scheunemann

    Diversity= The ability of people to make their own decisions, foster their own opinions,  without government interference, help, or subsidy.

  16. Le Roi du Nord

    Websters New World Dictionary, College Edition:

    Diversity: Noun.  1. quality, state, fact or instance of being diverse; different. 2. variety: multiformity.

    Diverse: Adjective. 1. different; dissimilar.  2. varied; diversified.

    Where can I get a copy of your dictionary?  I would like to look up a couple other definitions you have used and see how they differ from common usage.  It is no wonder you have a difficult time being relevant, you haven’t mastered the English language yet.  From where did you immigrate?


  17. Kevin Scheunemann

    I’m very diverse guy.

    We can’t be tied down by a narrow dictionary definition.

    That’s so Eastern European.

    Next thing you know: we will be adhering to male and female definitions!

  18. Le Roi du Nord

    So, in your world any word can have whatever meaning you feel it is worthy of at that moment in time.  Thank goodness the Founders of our great country had no such flexibility when writing the Constitution.

    You really have no moral or ethical compass, do you?

  19. Kevin Scheunemann


    It’s the world we now live in.

    When we can no longer delineate between simple male and female anymore…

    Liberalism has perverted nearly everything.

    I’m just bending words back from the perversion.

    Next to men who say they are women, but really still are men, this should be a nothing burger next to that.

  20. Le Roi du Nord

    Well, it may be the world you live in, but fortunately the rest of us we live in a world where words still mean what they mean, not whatever you twist them into.

    Numerous times you have made comments about why we should adhere to the Constitution, yet with your flexible and dynamic set of definitions the Constitution means nothing.

    The rest of your comments are off topic, and are clear evidence of your hang-up with the gender issue.

  21. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you are not tolerant of my diverse definition of “diversity”?

    Duly noted.

  22. Le Roi du Nord


    You can believe whatever you want as far as definitions of words are concerned.  Shades of 1984! !  But don’t expect others to share your misinterpretations.

    It is no wonder that you struggled in school with such poor language skills.  Trump is sure looking like he has the same problems you do.   Good luck in your future endeavors.

  23. Kevin Scheunemann


    So I’m good to say that exact same thing when it comes to liberals saying male is not really male and female is not really female?

    I appreciate the language tip on this.

    Your school remark made me laugh. Does this mean UW gives a degree to anyone with no standards at all?

  24. Le Roi du Nord

    If you want to , sure.  It is still a free country, but I know you are working against that as we speak.  Use Newspeak at will, Big Brother would be proud.

    Obviously, since they gave you a degree, or so you claim.  I earned several through the UW system, but I had to use a vocabulary accepted by my professors, or defend my variation from the common lexicon.  That is why, after all these years, I still refer to my dictionary.

  25. Kevin Scheunemann

    Piece of advice: Never use a dictionary with your liberal friends.

    Dictionary never perverts the meaning of the word fitting to today’s liberal ideology.

    I pulled out a dictionary in front of a liberal campus anti free speech tribunal once, they went nuts.

  26. Le Roi du Nord


    I would ask advice from my Golden Retriever before I would ask it from you.  At least he understands his world, and is always willing to learn new things.  You are unwilling to do either.

    “Dictionary never perverts the meaning of the word fitting to today’s liberal ideology”.  Huh ?

    Just pulling out a dictionary means nothing if you don’t know how to use it.  That may have been your problem.

  27. Kevin Scheunemann

    Liberal positions derived from dogs?

    I can be convinced on that theory.

  28. Le Roi du Nord

    You can’t be convinced of any theory that didn’t strictly adhere to your narrow world view.  That has been proven many times on this site.   So if you want to claim that liberal positions are derived from dogs, have at it.  You can even take credit for that revelation.


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