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Daily Bread for 1.9.22: They’d Rather Stay Forever

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 19.  Sunrise is 7:24 AM and sunset 4:40 PM for 9h 15m 47s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 49% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1992, the first discoveries of extrasolar planets are announced by astronomers Aleksander…

Daily Bread for 12.1.21: On Schedule, the Pretext for Wisconsin’s Next Gerrymandering

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with a high of 48.  Sunrise is 7:06 AM and sunset 4:21 PM for 9h 14m 45s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 11.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1941, Japanese Emperor Hirohito gives the final approval to initiate war against the…

Daily Bread for 11.30.21: Watching the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Redistricting

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 46.  Sunrise is 7:05 AM and sunset 4:21 PM for 9h 16m 07s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 19.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1803, in New Orleans, Spanish representatives officially transfer the Louisiana Territory to…

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…

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…

WISGOP Legislation Would Gerrymander Wisconsin’s Electoral Votes

A WISGOP legislator, Rep. Gary Tauchen, has drafted a bill to award Wisconsin’s electoral votes by congressional district, thereby maximizing the importance of gerrymandering. Melanie Conklin writes that GOP has bill to reallocate Wisconsin’s electoral votes by congressional district: And that is what a new bill authored by Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) would do. It…

Probable Wisconsin Political Issues for 2021

Although one can confidently doubt that ‘everything changes’ after the pandemic, there are in any year prominent political issues. Some are national, some statewide, some local. One can guess correctly that the new year will entertain at least three notable statewide issues, each summarized below. These are statewide issues that will reach deep into every…

Fair Maps

I am proud to stand with @GovEvers tonight as he calls for non-partisan redistricting in Wisconsin. In 2011 Republicans drew some of the worst gerrymanders in the country. It’s time to change that and make things fair. It’s time to give power back to the people-where it belongs. https://t.co/34jB9j04yZ — Eric Holder (@EricHolder) January 23,…

Candidate Fitzgerald: On Guns

It’s often the case that bad goes to worse, and that’s true for the WISGOP. The Fifth Congressional District, now represented by Thurston Howell III F. James Sensenbrenner, a gerrymandered, septuagenarian multi-millionaire who votes with Trump almost all the time, may have a new and worse Republican congressman. State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, who in 2016…

F. James Sensenbrenner Heads for the Exit

One reads that F. James Sensenbrenner, the pro-Trump septuagenarian multimillionaire congressman from a gerrymandered district that stretches all the way down to Whitewater, is retiring when his current term ends. Consigned to the minority forever must look unappealing. How time flies! It was not long ago that then-chairman of the Whitewater Community Development Authority was scampering…