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Daily Bread for 8.9.22: The Alex Jones Verdict

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 77. Sunrise is 5:55 AM and sunset 8:04 PM for 14h 08m 55s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 90.4% of its visible disk illuminated.   Whitewater’s Public Works Committee meets at 6 PM.   On this day in 1974, as a direct…

Daily Bread for 4.29.22: No Free Speech Problem for Trump Apologist Kellyanne Conway

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be partly cloudy with a high of 61.  Sunrise is 5:50 AM and sunset 7:53 PM for 14h 03m 33s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 1.9% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1862, Union forces under David Farragut capture New Orleans. There is only…

Daily Bread for 4.28.22: Exclusive Video — Kellyanne Conway Visits UW-Whitewater

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 46.  Sunrise is 5:51 AM and sunset 7:52 PM for 14h 01m 01s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 5.6% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1881,  Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico. What else has…

Daily Bread for 3.21.22: Putin’s Torrent of Lies

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy with a high of 71.  Sunrise is 6:54 AM and sunset 7:09 PM for 12h 14m 36s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 88.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Library Board meets at 6:30 PM. On this day in 1965, Martin Luther King…

Daily Bread for 1.3.22: The Dishonesty of Whitewater’s Local Politics

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 18.  Sunrise is 7:25 AM and sunset 4:34 PM for 9h 08m 38s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 0.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1957, the Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.   The New…

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: 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…

Whitewater’s Local Politics 2021: Marketing

This is the ninth in a series on Whitewater’s local politics of 2021. Through all the difficult events of the last two decades (a Great Recession, an opioid epidemic, economic stagnation, creeping nativism, a pandemic, a pandemic recession), Old Whitewater has responded with the same question: how can we market the town to others? If…

Foxconn’s Venture Capital Fund

Bruce Murphy has a solid assessment of Foxconn’s much-touted (by Foxconn) venture capital fund in About That Foxconn Venture Capital Fund. It’s well worth reading in full. A few key points: Unfulfilled: Louis Woo of Foxconn had promised this venture fund for startup companies would naturally connect to Foxconn’s innovation centers in Eau Claire, Green Bay…