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Daily Bread for 9.16.22: At Foxconn, Workers Are Bored and Go Home Early

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with high of 79. Sunrise is 6:36 AM and sunset 7:02 PM for 12h 25m 20s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 61.9% of its visible disk illuminated.   On this day in 1959, the first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a…

Daily Bread for 9.5.22: The Grandiose

Good morning. Labor Day in Whitewater will be party sunny with high of 74. Sunrise is 6:24 AM and sunset 7:21 PM for 12h 56m 42s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 69.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1942, the Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, the first major…

Daily Bread for 7.20.22: Michels Keeps His Money, Discards His Views

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 86. Sunrise is 5:35 AM and sunset 8:27 PM for 14h 51m 54s of daytime.  The moon is in its third quarter with 50.1% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1969, Apollo 11‘s crew successfully makes the first manned landing on…

Daily Bread for 3.23.22: For Foxconn, It’s Someday, Perhaps, Kinda, Sorta…

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will see scattered showers with a high of 49.  Sunrise is 6:50 AM and sunset 7:11 PM for 12h 20m 27s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 69.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 PM. On this day in 1909,…

Daily Bread for 3.1.22: In Mount Pleasant, Village Representatives Vote to Extend Their Own Terms

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 43.  Sunrise is 6:28 AM and sunset 5:45 PM for 11h 16m 24s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 1.9% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Alcohol Licensing Committee meets at 6:15 PM, and the Whitewater Common Council meets at 6:30 PM. On…

Daily Bread for 2.6.22: Food Dye, the Eighth Wonder of the World!

  Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be intermittently cloudy with a high of 37.  Sunrise is 7:02 AM and sunset 5:15 PM for 10h 13m 11s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 30.9% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1967, nationally-known activist Stokely Carmichael speaks at UW-Whitewater as part of…

Daily Bread for 12.11.21: A Christmas Gift For, and About, Scheming Development Men

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will see snow this morning, of little accumulation, on an otherwise cloudy day with a high of 36.  Sunrise is 7:16 AM and sunset 4:20 PM for 9h 04m 43s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 55.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1901, Morris Pratt…

Foxconn: Perhaps – Perhaps – a Few Lessons Learned

Scott Cohn of CNBC reports After Wisconsin’s Foxconn debacle, states and companies rethink giant subsidies. Rethinking is a hopeful prospect, but there has been significant lasting damage, as Cohn reports: Economic development officials in Wisconsin say they are more than ready to move on to other matters now that they have renegotiated a massive subsidy deal…

Adding the Amounts Spent for Foxconn (So Far)

Wisconsin’s new deal with Foxconn will reduce the cost to state taxpayers, but local governments have already spent vast sums on a project that will not – by Foxconn’s own belated admission – come close to what was originally, and ludicrously, promised. Bruce Murphy writes of The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal: the true cost…

Foxconn: Seth Meyers on One of Trump’s (and Walker’s) Biggest Scams, the Foxconn Deal

The Wisconsin Foxconn project that Trump, Walker, and local development men touted was a house of cards, with each card in the deck no better than a three of spades. Their supposedly serious effort now finds itself a national punchline. Previously: 10 Key Articles About Foxconn, Foxconn as Alchemy: Magic Multipliers,  Foxconn Destroys Single-Family Homes, Foxconn Devours Tens of Millions from State’s…

Foxconn: New, More Realistic Deal Means 90% Reduction in Goals

After years of flamboyant lies about what Foxconn would be able to achieve in Wisconsin, there’s a new deal with that foreign corporation. That new arrangement reflects a reduction of 90% or more in what Wisconsin expects and what the state will offer. Local governments have already wasted millions on absurdly grandiose, false promises Not…