The Swansen Report

By Paul W. Swansen

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The Swansen Report - Issue #30

Greetings from the remote outpost along Wisconsin’s northern border.TGIF and for the first time in a couple of years we have no snow on the ground here in nearly mid-December. But hey, the Christmas lights are up on the house so we do have that going for us.T…


The Swansen Report - Issue #28

Wisconsin is one of the key states in the midst of the recent ongoing Presidential election kerfuffle. Now ongoing for nearly three weeks with no clearly defined winner. While there are two of the 72 counties that are conducting recounts, there is a continuin…


The Swansen Report - Issue #29

Proclamation of ThanksgivingThis is the proclamation which set the precedent for America's national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government …


The Swansen Report - Issue #27

It's all a matter of perspective. Let's look at numbers from the CDC of deaths from all causes for the past couple of years.Heart disease: 655,381Cancer: 599,274Accidents (unintentional injuries): 167,127Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 159,486Stroke (cere…


Swansen Report - Issue #25

Hopefully this finds you healthy and safe. We are also healthy and safe here at the Remote Outpost along Wisconsin's northern Border. I can't speak for the rest of the city or county as there is so much conflicting information being put forth. Here in Wiscons…


Swansen Report - Issue #24

On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme court struck down Governor Evers extension of his original #saferathome order issued in March. And with that withing the hour many of the bars, local watering holes and pubs were filled with residents all happ…


Swansen Report - Issue #23

How accurate is the accounting of the COVID19 deaths across the country? Inquiring minds want to know. I’d check the numbers in the state of Illinois. IDPH Director explains how Covid deaths are classified.It’s now coming to light what many of us have known o…


Swansen Report - Issue #21

With the start of the new year, the idea has been put forth that we should/need to begin voting by mail instead of going to our local polling place to cast our ballots. According to congressional records - The absentee voting amendment process began when the …


Swansen Report - Issue #20

As I sit to write this, the current numbers for the Coronavirus excuse me the COVID-19, depending on what source I’m using are as follows - 71,902 Confirmed Cases1,775 Total DeathsLike gas mileage, your reference numbers may varyHere in Wisconsin, there have …


Swansen Report - Issue #19

It is often stated and we hear news sounds bites that health care is a right. Bernie SandersElizabeth WarrenTricia ZunkerOh really? Now the first two people you’ve heard about unless you’ve been in a coma or living under a rock for the past couple of years. T…


Swansen Report - Issue #18

The divisions, subdivisions and rampant ongoing identity politics of our culture are making us all crazy. The ability of individuals to have a reasoned and civil conversation has by all accounts gone by the wayside and thrown out like yesterday’s cat litter.I…


Swansen Report - Issue #17

“The President's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won,” lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff says during his opening statement at the Senate impeachment trial.…


Swansen Report - Issue #16

The subject of lying came up the other day. This was in conjunction with the impeachment trial that has now completed its first day. The individual who brought up the subject was irked and outraged that Senate Majority Leader McConnell had “lied” about how th…


Swansen Report - Issue #15

Christmas is just five days away and we've yet to get our house decorations put up. The next couple of days are forecast to be in the mid to upper 30's (F) so it seems like a good time to get it done.I hope that the country can for at least the Christmas and …


Swansen Report - Issue #14

Christmas Holidays.Thanksgiving is come and gone, and as well, so has Black Friday. While I’ve seen some Christmas decorations on area homes, I’m sure this trend will begin more in earnest over the coming days.We, with apprehension and trepidation, went to a …


Swansen Report - Issue #13

Thanksgiving 2019.Yes, it’s that time of year again to gather up the family and head off to some designated other family members or relatives for the traditional Thanksgiving meal. This likely involves an extended road trip or battling the other families at y…


Swansen Report - Issue #12

Skeptics.We are skeptical of kings. We are skeptical of political answers to our problems. But the truth is, we are skeptical about any answers to our problems. Some of us are skeptical about most things.The opening quote is the opening from a piece written b…


Swansen Report - Issue #9

The Start of a new month.What is it about the start of a new month? Maybe not just the new month, but a new job, a new idea, a new place to live, new friends, the list is endless. My friend Jon Swanson, has a brief post this morning entitled, The Next Chapter…


Swansen Report - Issue #8

Over the past few days, we’ve had one strong rainstorm and then yesterday afternoon and into the evening, a good steady rain. The lawn and flowers and other items in the garden are now in better shape than they were a week ago.The garden is looking good with …


Swansen Report - Issue #7

No great thoughts or wisdom in this missive. Simply testing adding photos and some formatting. I'm doing this as cutting and pasting isn't seeming to work very well. This is being put together all within the getrevue app.