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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Rumors persist that Biden will step down and Hillary step in

Elections, H. Clinton 2008, Just for fun!, Obama 2008

The rumor mill is churning out that Sen. Joe Biden will step aside for medical reasons* and that Sen. Hillary Clinton step in as VP. Never mind that her husband just said yesterday that Hillary never wanted to be Vice President.

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An enthusiastic Hillary talks about...Hillary!

Elections, H. Clinton 2008, Obama 2008

I caught some of the Democratic convention last night. It was Hillary's big night. The video before she spoke was very well done and I think candidates will be using that medium more and more.

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Dr. Gibson flirts with 4K again to cure Elmbrook's budget woes

4-K, Education, Elections, Elmbrook, H. Clinton 2008, Obama 2008, TAXES

Last night I caught a bit of the July school board meeting on cable TV*. The board was discussing Elmbrook's coming budget woes and the difficult decisions our district needs to make to keep our schools operating within budget. (Unfortunately, I missed at least the first half of the meeting, but I will watch again and take better notes.)

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Oops, "Clinton, Osama meet to discuss unity" boo boo?

Elections, H. Clinton 2008, Just for fun!, Obama 2008

What's in a name? Plenty.

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Hillary, we agree, Steve Schwei, we do too!

Elections, Elmbrook, H. Clinton 2008, High Schools, Obama 2008

I have often said that if you wait long enough, there will be something that two opposing camps can agree on. Hillary Clinton and I do not see eye to eye on much, but when she gave her "Celestial Choir" speech the other day, we finally found our common ground!

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Primary election picks: Sutton, Halmstad, and Hillary?

City of Brookfield, Elections, H. Clinton 2008, Obama 2008

Tomorrow is the primary for President and Brookfield Aldermen in Districts 1 and 2. I have no aldermanic primary in my district. But if I did live in the 1st or 2nd district...

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