FREE WHITEWATER

Libertarians

Daily Bread for 9.25.22: Putin Rigs the Vote

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be windy with afternoon thundershowers and a high of 65. Sunrise is 6:46 AM and sunset 6:45 PM for 11h 59m 24s of daytime. The moon is new with 0.1% of its visible disk illuminated.   On this day in 1237, England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing…

Daily Bread for 8.23.22: A Sketch on Libertarianism

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 82. Sunrise is 6:10 AM and sunset 7:43 PM for 13h 32m 43s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 12.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Finance Committee meets at 4:30 PM.     On this day in 1944, Allied forces liberate Marseille. So,…

Daily Bread for 7.8.22: Resentment’s a Distinct Local Explanation for Some Residents

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will see scattered showers with a high of 76. Sunrise is 5:25 AM and sunset 8:34 PM for 15h 09m 39s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 65.7% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1850, Wisconsin has a would-be king:  On this date James Jesse…

Daily Bread for 7.7.22: Resentment’s a Nebulous National Explanation

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will see scattered afternoon thundershowers with a high of 84. Sunrise is 5:24 AM and sunset 8:35 PM for 15h 10m 47s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 54.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Landmarks Commission meets at 6 PM, and Whitewater Fire Department, Inc. hold a…

Daily Bread for 5.11.22: The Neediness of Conservative Populists

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 84.  Sunrise is 5:35 AM and sunset 8:07 PM for 14h 32m 00s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 74% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1997 Deep Blue, a chess-playing supercomputer, defeats Garry Kasparov in the last…

Daily Bread for 5.8.22: Manufacturing Panic

Good morning. Mother’s Day in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 64.  Sunrise is 5:38 AM and sunset 8:03 PM for 14h 25m 17s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 45.2% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1869,  the First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United…

Daily Bread for 4.4.22: The Populists Circle Disney (Yes, Disney)

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy with a high of 49.  Sunrise is 6:29 AM and sunset 7:25 PM for 12h 55m 16s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 10.4% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Equal Opportunities Commission meets at 5 PM. On this day in 1865, a day after…

Daily Bread for 1.14.22: But He’s Like This Now…

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 29.  Sunrise is 7:22 AM and sunset 4:45 PM for 9h 23m 23s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 89.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1952, NBC’s long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.…

The Libertarian Remnant

Shikha Dalmia is a libertarian, and as a libertarian who is true to those beliefs, she is necessarily opposed to the authoritarianism of Trump and in Trumpism. Because the definition of libertarianism has been distorted beyond any true meaning by opportunistic or ignorant rightwing donors, she’s lost her job Reason magazine. Conservative donors pay the…

The Democratic National Convention 2020, First Night: Kristin Urquiza Remembers Her Father

So, the Democrats held the first night of their audiovisual convention Monday night. There were, watching, millions of us who are not Democrats, but are yet resolved and confirmed against Trump his autocratic nativism. Although some like us have melted away, for the remnant of which we are a part Never Trump means never Trump.  We…

Whitewater, Wisconsin’s Temporary Mask Ordinance: 7 Points

Updated evening of 7.22.20 with meeting video. (The discussion on Whitewater’s mask ordinance runs from 31:09 to 3:37:50.) At last night’s meeting of the Whitewater Common Council, the seven-member council voted unanimously for a temporary mask ordinance, taking effect 8.1.20 and running through 12.31.20, requiring masks in parts of buildings open to the public, and…

Individual Responsibility in Conditions of Pandemic

Economist Robert Samuelson, writing Americans are historically unhappy. But there’s a lesson to learn here, observes that The connecting threads of these pessimistic surveys are the novel coronavirus and its devastating impact on the economy. Nearly everyone is affected in one way or another. There’s a clash between America’s individualistic culture (“You can’t make me wear…

An Example of Bottomless Ignorance in Walworth County

Some residents of Walworth County, Wisconsin object to public health measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. So hysterical is their opposition that one reads Opponents say county’s coronavirus safeguards are ‘like Russia’: Confronted by a raucous crowd of opponents fearing government intrusion, Walworth County Board members have backed away from a measure…