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0633, 20 Aug 19

Wisconsin’s Democratic rising star

My column for the Washington County Daily News is online and in print. Here’s a sample:

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes has risen to be a leading light in Democratic circles and will likely have a role in the national Democratic convention next year. Unfortunately, as Wisconsinites have gotten to know our new lieutenant governor in the fraction of a year since he took office, we have learned that the man who is a breath away from being our governor has a detached relationship with the truth and a penchant for blaming others for his misdeeds.


The good news is that although Gov. Tony Evers continues to publicly stand by Barnes’ honesty despite all evidence to the contrary, Evers has wisely withheld giving Barnes anything important to do. Unfortunately for the people of Wisconsin, should the unthinkable happen to Evers, Barnes will be handed everything important to do.


0633, 20 August 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    And if conservatives acted like liberals, throwing a temper tantrum over losing….we could never impeach/remove Evers…knowing this dishonesty is in waiting.

    Looks like Evers, thanks to not having a decent 2nd, will never suffer the shameful attacks liberals foist on Trump.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    t-rump has been having a hissy fit for 2+ years for losing the popular vote by almost 3million votes. Pay attention, the world is an interesting place.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    You may need to cut back on that sugar in your coffee.   It makes you a little crazy with comments like that.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Didn’t you listen to the partisan hackery tape that came out of the editorial staff meeting of NY Times this last week?

    NY TIMES is nothing  more than the DNC PR hack machine.

    I’d sooner trust Bill Clinton unsupervised in a room full of single women, than trust anything from the NY Times.

    It is laughable you even linked to it.

  5. dad29

    detached relationship with the truth and a penchant for blaming others

    The perfect Leftist/Democrat.  Why should he change??

  6. Woke

    When truth is not a virtue, lies aren’t an issue.

  7. Le Roi du Nord


    I realize you don’t like the NYT, but do you dispute the quote from 45?  Easy to check, or are you too lazy to do so?

  8. Jason

    Only you LeRoy…

    >”t-rump has been having a hissy fit for 2+ years”

    and then back it up with an article that was written 2+ years ago – as if that supports your statement I quoted.   You actually issue more lies than Washington DC.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    What better way to prove he has been whining for 2+ years? All the recent stuff you can easily look up. You have even less sense than k.

  10. Jason

    >What better way to prove he has been whining for 2+ years


    You proved he “whined” about losing the popular vote 2+ years ago… not that he “has been whining for 2+ years”.  You have even less sense than dogshit.

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    June, 2019 with Chuck Todd:

    TODD: You didn’t like the fact that you lost the popular vote. That bothered you, didn’t it?

    TRUMP: Well, I think it was a – I mean, I’ll say something that, again, is controversial. There were a lot of votes cast that I don’t believe. I look at California.

    TODD: Mr. President.

    TRUMP: Excuse me…. Take a look at Judicial Watch, take a look at their settlement where California admitted to a million votes. They admitted to a million votes.

    TODD: A million votes of what?

  12. Le Roi du Nord

    “Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!”


    d. trump, 8-19-19

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    Less sugar.

    You look crazy with all the crap you project into Trump’s statement.

    You make Antifa look same by comparison.

  14. Le Roi du Nord


    I use very little sugar, isn’t prudent.

    So what did I project?  Please translate for us all.

    Perhaps you could also explain why your guy wanted to buy Greenland, then threw yet another hissy when the Danes declined to sell.  What was he intending to do with Greenland?  Another trump tower to bankrupt? A failing, tax-delinquent golf course? Help us out here.  Thanks


  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    My translator from lunatic leftist to rational thought has been offline for sometime.

    Might be why you get a little “excited” when I post rational thought.

  16. Mar

    I bet Uneducated Le Roi also believes there is no voter fraud or illegal ballots and that no illegal aliens voted in the presidential election.

  17. Le Roi du Nord


    So you can’t or won’t explain what I projected?  Maybe you just made it all up.  And let us all know when you turn the corner toward rationality. The rational folks will welcome you.


    I don’t bet with fools; they are poor losers, and never pay their losses.

  18. dad29

    Buy Greenland?

    Why NOT, LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy?  It’s a better buy than was Alaska.

    The Danish minister-ette dissed the US and Trump, and she should be slapped right back.  So Trump slapped her.  Obozo would have bowed and scraped to her instead.

    And the Danes don’t pay their own freight in NATO.   Screw ’em.

  19. Le Roi du Nord

    “It’s a better buy than was Alaska.”

    How so?  Or are just making stuff up?

    And how did the Danish PM “diss” the US?

  20. Kevin Scheunemann


    Lunatic leftist fringe translator offline…

  21. jjf

    You should have more tolerance of other people’s kinks, Le Roi.  If this is what gets him excited, so be it.

  22. jjf

    Whoops wrong thread.

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