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Restaurant subscriptions, and the definition of “kicking the can,” often used in politics



UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky, in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on Jan. 19, 2024.

UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky, in the WIZM studio Friday for La Crosse Talk PM with a wild show that began intermixing potholes, rat burials and the 2011 Oktoberfest squirrel toss.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Then we got into some politics, including US House Rep. Derrick Van Orden upset and voting against the partial government funding bill, saying it’s just kicking the can down the road. But what does it mean to “kick the can?”

That led to how this Congress is one of the most unproductive ever, but we do we blame for that — Democrats, who control the Senate or Republicans in charge of the House? 

Then we took a quick break from politics to talk about what seems to be an amazing restaurant subscription but wondering about the fine print. 

We ended talking about Wisconsin GOP US House Rep. Glen Grothman trying to use the federal government to pass a bill to talk about aliens — because he loved that as a kid, he said — but not in a way that seems productive.

And, speaking of unproductive, State Republicans are at odds with even being able to pass a medical marijuana bill, while Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Canada have all legalized it recreationally. 

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse