Posts tagged ‘Jessica McBride’

September 26, 2009

Sigh.

by thoughtfulconservative

That’s about all I can do after reading the story in today’s Waukesha Freeman that Paul Bucher filed for divorce from Jessica McBride (Yeah, Bice has something, too). And it’s not a sigh of exasperation, but one of sadness.

It was inevitable, I suppose, once word got out that Ms. McBride had an affair with Milwaukee police chief, Edward Flynn. Mr. Bucher doesn’t appear to be the kind of guy who would tolerate that, even though reports are he and McBride had an affair while he was still married. But then again what man would tolerate it?

I like Ms. McBride. I feel I could call her Jessica, even though we never really met, and she wouldn’t mind. Although a little strident in her opinions (and as anyone who has ever read me and talked to me know, strident I am not), she had good thoughts aplenty. Perhaps, like Ann Coulter, couching her good thoughts in sometimes over-the-top rhetoric hides from the world opinions that should be heard.

And she liked me; at least, she used to like me–haven’t heard anything recent, but one post recommended me to take Laurel Walker’s place in the Journal Sentinel Waukesha section. I was honored to be so highly thought of.

And I like Mr. Bucher. I liked the way he stuck to his guns, even when he disagreed with his wife or the conservative wing of the southeastern Wisconsin blogosphere. I voted for him in the AG primary. Why not?

The last thing I want to do is engage in anything that comes close to schadenfreude, but maybe I already have. My hope is that maybe in the cacophony of faux outrage from the left (she has always been a lightning rod for the left in south east Wisconsin, probably because of her strong opinions) and silence or counter outrage on the right, my small voice will still be heard.

I ache for them both and I pray for them both. Divorce is messy, even if we think it’s unavoidable. And there’s a child involved which never makes it easier.

Marriage is sacred and marriage is work. Defending marriage is more than keeping homosexuals from marrying. It’s staying committed to what you’ve vowed (in most cases before God) to do. “As long as we both shall live,” are not just some beautiful words; they’re a commitment to each other. That commitment was broken and now both McBride and Bucher as well as their little girl, will pay the price for that.

At the same time, and at the risk of sounding like a raving lunatic, as a Christian, I believe as well as good, personified by God, there is evil, personified by Satan, Lucifer, the Devil or whatever you want to call him. He is not as powerful as God, but he certainly has power and does not us to live as we should. He certainly doesn’t want folks to stand up for godly values (such as marriage, pro-life, fill in your value) and will fight against it.

This doesn’t mean we don’t have a choice. But it does mean we have to be wary. Satan will make it harder, but we must depend on God more to resist temptation.

Most of these people who appear to be strong for family values are Republicans so the Left points with glee whenever one falls.

Perhaps some of that is our fault by being just a little too, for lack of a better phrase, “holier-than-thou” when we talk about family values issues. Maybe a little more understanding, a little more latitude, a little more grace would go further. But that doesn’t sell newspapers and it doesn’t get folks elected.

Jessica McBride, John Edwards, or pick your own. I’m acquainted enough with my own frailties to know, “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” One stumble, one lax moment and it could be me.

Maybe that’s why I don’t gleefully jump on the bandwagons. It just leaves me sad.

[This is cross-posted at Fairly Conservative. Thanks to Cindy for trusting me to allow me to post it there before she even read it.]

November 10, 2008

Waukesha Carnival 11/10/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Here we go!

Let’s start with something light. Bryon Houlgrave has some photos from a recent excursion to Wirth Park (skateboarding for those unfamiliar).

Locally, Mayor Larry Nelson‘s blog is still just posting the mayor’s memos detailing his activities. Of interest may be point 5 the upcoming schedule of meetings through the beginning of the year.

Alexander is closing Hobo Springs. Don’t despair. He’s still posting at A Little Off Main.

Curt Otto at Maple & Main gives us the conclusion of the missing tree saga.

Kyle Prast attended the Republican “Victory” party at the Country Springs Hotel and has posted pictures and thoughts at Practically Speaking.

In cooking, MommaBlogger has found a recipe for lasagna humbly named The Best Lasagna Ever. You can see pictures of it at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

In state news, Senator Mary Lazich (chief aide Kevin Fischer?), writing at Conservatively Speaking, spotlights an initiative that would put a data base of state government spending on the web.

Huckleberry Dumbell at The Spring City Chronicle disagreed with Jessica McBride’s article in Milwaukee Monthly on the deaths of several college students in La Crosse.

Of interest to bloggers, Cindy Kilkenny shares a tool at Fairly Conservative for editing those YouTube clips that all the cool kids are posting.

Then on national items, The Asian Badger links to an article in Forbes magazine on the financial mess.

Dad29 had a couple of items on the recent campaign that could use attention.

The Family Guy looks at Obama’s challenges in Nation United? Hardly.

JJ Gravelle, newly appointed community columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, posts about “big food” over at The Daily Scoff.

Scott Feldstein has some suggestions for the GOP.

silent e thinks Gov. Sarah Palin scares the Left.

Finally, James WIgderson mirrors many of my own thoughts in this post at Wigderson Library & Pub.

That’s it for this week’s carnival. Tune in next week for another edition of the best of Waukesha bloggers.

December 16, 2007

Jessica’s topics for tonight

by thoughtfulconservative

Jessica McBride’s (and Paul’s?) show on BlogTalkRadio airs again tonight at 10 pm CST. Her posted list of topics are,

1. Hillary goes negative; Huckabee’s “arrogant” Bush admin comment
2. Illegal immigrant cop’s brother gets his job back
3. Steroids in baseball
4. County exec race (the new biased poll)

Any updated information can be found at the link. Also the phone number to call and link to the program.

December 9, 2007

McBride talk show

by thoughtfulconservative

For those interested, Jessica McBride’s internet talk show is Sunday Talk at 10 p.m. ( CST) tonight You can find it here. The number (long distance is 646-378-1039.

September 24, 2007

Ahmadinejad, moveon.org and others

by thoughtfulconservative

I haven’t spent much time posting about these guaranteed-to-get-you-hits topics, because, frankly, they don’t bother me that much.

I’m one of those people who believe that our beliefs as Americans and as conservatives can survive in the battleground of ideas.

I frankly want Ahmadinejad, moveon.org and the rest to get as wide as publicity as possible, because I think, eventually, people will see them for what they are.

So what if Ahmadinejad uses his appearance for propaganda? If he was not permitted to speak, don’t you think he’d use that for propaganda purposes also?

My observation has been, the more press something gets, good or bad, the more people want to see what all the fuss is.

Admanedinejad is going to do what he’s going to do. Moveon.org are who they are.

We can apply this to liberals, too. What about Ann Coulter? Or locally, Jessica McBride has been a target. Charlie Sykes and Mark Belling do, too.

Can your ideas compete? Why be worried, then? Tell me your ideas.

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