Flashback 2014: Workers strike for living wages

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 12 December 2014 08:48

Protesters demand living wages from fast food restaurants.

In the brutally wicked winter of 2014, Wisconsin lawmakers turned a cold shoulder to the plight of the minimum-wage worker.

Boosting books: Obama buys 17 books at independent store

Written by The AP Tuesday, 02 December 2014 07:10

President Barack Obama tried to draw attention to independently owned businesses on the Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday, a day that is increasingly being marketed as one for deal-hungry consumers to remember to patronize small businesses while doing their holiday shopping.

He bought several bags of books — 17 titles in all — during a stop at Politics and Prose, a popular Washington bookstore now owned by a former Washington Post reporter and his wife, also a former Post reporter who later worked for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the White House and State Department.

WiGWAG: Who's in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 13 November 2014 14:50


The lineup for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — in addition to the super-sized balloons — includes Sting, Idina Menzel, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Nick Jonas, Romeo Santos, hockey players John LeClair and Pat LaFontaine and the cast of Sesame Street. But the stars of the show? Little League pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis and the Philadelphia Taney Dragons.

WiGWAG: Wonder who is not welcome in Reagan Nation?

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:51

A right-wing columnist wants to form Reagan Nation.

Right-wing Reagan nation

Scott Walker wished Jewish man “malatov”

Written by WiG reports Thursday, 11 December 2014 16:19

Whether it’s an issue of cultural misunderstanding or a case of spellcheck run wild, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a faux pas in responding to a letter from Jewish Milwaukee attorney Franklyn Gimbel.

WiGWAG: News with a twist, from gay bulls to apocalypse now

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:47

Bully for Benjy

Benjy, Ireland’s so-called “gay bull,” has been saved from the slaughterhouse and is destined to live out his days at an animal sanctuary in England. Hopefully near another bull. The AP reported that Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons and a leading supporter of animal welfare causes, helped save the Charlerois bull, who failed to impregnate any heifers and showed an attraction for another bull.

Company denies man lost job over Playgirl spread

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 05 November 2014 13:50

A company that helps businesses handle personnel issues denies it forced one if its employees out of his job after it was discovered he had posed nude in Playgirl magazine.

Daniel Sawka filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in May 2013 against Roseland, New Jersey-based ADP Inc. alleging sexual harassment. The company responded in a court filing earlier this week.

Bush, Reagan, Nixon books burned at Washington library

Written by The AP
and Spokesman-Review
Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:31

Biographies of George Bush, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon accounted for most of the dozen books burned in a fire at the main public library in Tacoma, Washington.

However, library workers don’t think the motive for the Oct. 18 fire was political. It was set in the American History section.

'Twelve Days of Christmas' will set you back $116,273

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 03 December 2014 07:38

Two turtle doves. — PHOTO: Courtesy

The cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, while most of the items in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," saw little to no increase, according to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index.

Ireland's gay bull saved from slaughterhouse

Written by The AP Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:40

He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon.

Ireland's Animal Rights Action Network said this week that Simon is paying for Benjy's transportation to an animal sanctuary in England.

IPhone statue removed in Russia after Apple CEO writes about being gay

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 04 November 2014 05:28

Shortly after Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote about being a proud gay man, a statue of an iPhone was dismantled at a university in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The statue, which was about 6 feet tall, stood on an IT university campus.

Former Reagan aide suggests Southern states secede, form Reagan nation

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:04

A conservative columnist who worked in Ronald Reagan's administration is suggesting that states in the South secede from the union and form a new country.

The name of the breakaway nation? Reagan.