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Daily Bread for 10.9.21: Michael Gableman Brilliantly Reprises a 1940 Film Role

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 70.  Sunrise is 7:02 AM and sunset 6:21 PM for 11h 18m 32s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 12.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1936, Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit…

Daily Bread for 10.7.21: Michael Gableman’s Candid, and Disqualifying, Ignorance

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be rainy with a high of 70.  Sunrise is 7:00 AM and sunset 6:24 PM for 11h 24m 13s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 1.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  There will be a meeting of Whitewater’s Finance Committee at 4:30 PM, of the Landmarks Commission…

Daily Bread for 9.28.21: Millions Then, Only a Couple of Dozen Now

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 78.  Sunrise is 6:50 AM and sunset 6:40 PM for 11h 50m 03s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 55.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  The Whitewater Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM.  On this day in 1066, William the Conqueror lands in…

Daily Bread for 9.23.21: But Whose New Maps for Wisconsin?

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy with a high of 68.  Sunrise is 6:44 AM and sunset 6:49 PM for 12h 04m 28s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 93.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Community Development Authority meets at 5:30 PM.  On this day in 1889, Nintendo Koppai…

Daily Bread for 9.22.21: New Political Maps for Wisconsin by March?

Good morning. Wednesday sees the beginning of Fall in Whitewater with mostly sunny skies and a high of 65.  Sunrise is 6:43 AM and sunset 6:50 PM for 12h 07m 22s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 97.7% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1862, Pres. Lincoln issues the Emancipation…

Daily Bread for 9.16.21: The Biased Leading the Biased

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 81.  Sunrise is 6:36 AM and sunset 7:01 PM for 12h 24m 38s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 77.6% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater Fire Department, Inc. meets at 6 PM.  This day in 1959, the first successful photocopier, the…

WISGOP Moves to Restrict Voting

Across America, Republicans are doing all they can to restrict voting access after Trump’s decisive loss in the presidential election. (Ceaseless lies won’t make up a 7-million-vote margin.) The WISGOP is no exception to this trend. Molly Beck and Patrick Marley report Republican lawmakers seek to overhaul voting in Wisconsin, including new rules for absentee…

The Spring Primary 2021

Yesterday’s Wisconsin Spring Primary (mid-February, windchill of about two degrees) saw local and statewide education contests. There was nothing unexpected about the results: in Whitewater more than two candidates have a good chance at one of the two available board seats, and statewide Underly and Kerr have significant backing. For Whitewater’s school board, five candidates…

Campaign Conflicts of Interest at a Self-Described Local News Source

The Whitewater Unified School District’s board will see a contested February primary and a contested April general election. Regrettably, Whitewater has no professional newspaper, print or electronic, to cover that race. A post from today at the Whitewater Banner, entitled “Whitewater Unified School District Returns to In-Person Learning; Tom Ganser Photos Show the Excitement at…

Wisconsin Counties Backing Fair Maps

The fight against gerrymandering will be a key political issue statewide (and in Whitewater) over 2021-2022. See Probable Wisconsin Political Issues for 2021. Both of the counties of which Whitewater is a part have supported resolutions in favor of fair maps. For more information, visit the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition to help end gerrymandering in…

Johnson & Fitzgerald: Betrayers of Wisconsin

The Journal Sentinel’s editorial board correctly contends that Ron Johnson, Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Tiffany should resign or be expelled for siding with Trump against our republic: It was one of Scott Fitzgerald’s first votes in Congress — and he voted to give aid and comfort to an insurrection. This is what putting Donald Trump…

Ron Johnson Attracts Attention

The Never Trump conservatives at the Lincoln Project aren’t going away: they have lingering Trumpism in their sights. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson – who accepts every conspiracy theory but rejects Wisconsin’s certified electoral votes for president – has caught their attention. .@RonJohnsonWI I wanted to let you know what we are talking about at @ProjectLincoln…