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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. Kellyanne Conway, mendacious…

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. Kellyanne Conway, Trump…

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 3.2.22: Michael Gableman’s Masterpiece of Mediocrity and Mendacity

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 45.  Sunrise is 6:27 AM and sunset 5:46 PM for 11h 19m 16s of daytime.  The moon is new with none its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1901, United States Steel Corporation is founded as a result of a merger between Carnegie…

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 12.14.21: State Sen. Kathy Bernier Speaks Honestly

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 46.  Sunrise is 7:18 AM and sunset 4:21 PM for 9h 03m 03s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 81.9% of its visible disk illuminated.  The Whitewater School Board’s Policy Review Committee meets at 9 AM, and the Fire Department…

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…

The Power of Refutation

Laura Hazard Owen writes When’s the best time to correct fake news? After someone’s already read it, apparently: Debunking > prebunking. If you want someone to not believe that false or misleading headline they just read, when’s the best time to correct it? We hear a lot about inoculating people against fake news or “prebunking”…

Ron Johnson Searches for the Real Killer

United States Senator Ron Johnson wonders if, possibly, maybe, perhaps it is Nancy Pelosi who is responsible for the Capitol riot. He doesn’t have any proof for this contention, and after all, he’s only askin’ questions, so don’t ask Johnson for substantiation: “Is this another diversionary operation? Is this meant to deflect away from potentially…