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Daily Bread for 6.6.22: D-Day, Seventy-Eight Years On

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be rainy with a high of 70. Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:30 PM for 15h 13m 57s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 38.7% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1944,  Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, begins with the execution of Operation Neptune—commonly referred…

Daily Bread for 3.17.22: St. Brigid

Good morning. St. Patrick’s Day in Whitewater will see an early evening shower with a high of 56.  Sunrise is 7:01 AM and sunset 7:04 PM for 12h 02m 53s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 99.2% its visible disk illuminated.   The Whitewater Unified School District’s Citizens Financial Advisory Committee meets at 6…

Daily Bread for 2.15.22: For the Trumpists, It’s Not One Thing, But Many Things

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 35.  Sunrise is 6:50 AM and sunset 5:27 PM for 10h 36m 59s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 98.9% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Alcohol Licensing Committee meets at 6:15 PM, and Common Council at 6:30 PM.   On…

Daily Bread for 10.14.21: Ignorance and Fanaticism Threaten Mequon-Thiensville

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 69.  Sunrise is 7:08 AM and sunset 6:12 PM for 11h 04m 23s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 64.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM.  On this day in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt is shot in…

Daily Bread for 10.4.21: The Basis of a Civics Syllabus for Whitewater’s Schools

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will see scattered showers with a high of 68.  Sunrise is 6:56 AM and sunset 6:29 PM for 11h 32m 49s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 5.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1957, Sputnik 1 becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the…

Daily Bread for 9.11.21: Twenty Years Later

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 90.  Sunrise is 6:31 AM and sunset 7:10 PM, for 12h 38m 58s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 24.1% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day twenty years ago, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks kills 2,977 people using…

Inside the January 6th Capitol Riot

Over the last year, Trumpism has advanced three grand lies: against the significance of the pandemic, against Biden’s clear win in the presidential election, and against the fact of a violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th. In response to that third lie – that there was no violent insurrection – there is ample…

Juneteenth

Sometime later today, Pres. Biden will sign a bill, having passed overwhelminmgly in both the House and Senate, to make Juneteenth a national holiday.  The House saw only 14 members opposed (one being Tom Tiffany, R-WI 7) and the Senate voted after Sen. Ron Johnson withdrew his opposition to a vote. Making Juneteenth a national…