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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 9.24.22: The Real Threat to American Democracy

Good morning. Saturday in Whitewater will see morning showers with high of 65. Sunrise is 6:45 AM and sunset 6:47 PM for 12h 02m 17s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 2% of its visible disk illuminated.   On this day in 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s…

Daily Bread for 9.13.22: A Feature of Democracy Applicable Everywhere, Including Whitewater, Wisconsin

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be sunny with high of 73. Sunrise is 6:33 AM and sunset 7:07 PM for 12h 33m 56s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 88.6% of its visible disk illuminated.  The Whitewater Unified School District’s Board goes into closed session, not to reconvene, at 5 PM.   …

Daily Bread for 8.22.22: Of David French, Traditions, and Examples

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 79. Sunrise is 6:09 AM and sunset 7:45 PM for 13h 35m 23s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 20.4% of its visible disk illuminated.  The Whitewater Unified School Board goes into closed session shortly after 6 PM, and resumes…

Daily Bread for 8.16.22: How Election Conspiracies Took Over the GOP

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 79. Sunrise is 6:03 AM and sunset 7:54 PM for 13h 51m 15s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 75.1% of its visible disk illuminated.   The Whitewater Common Council meets at 6:30 PM.   On this day in 1930, the first color…

Daily Bread for 8.7.22: Michelle Cottle Asks, and Answers, Why Ron Johnson Is Still Competitive

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will see scattered thunderstorms with a high of 82. Sunrise is 5:53 AM and sunset 8:07 PM for 14h 13m 47s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 72.5% of its visible disk illuminated.   On this day in 1782, George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military…

Daily Bread for 7.22.22: Trump’s Maneuvering is Futile Against Cheney’s Attrition

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 88. Sunrise is 5:37 AM and sunset 8:25 PM for 14h 48m 15s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 30.5% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1990, Greg LeMond, an American road racing cyclist, wins his third Tour…

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 2.16.22: Of Putin and Threats Closer to Home

Good morning. Wednesday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 48.  Sunrise is 6:48 AM and sunset 5:28 PM for 10h 39m 43s of daytime.  The moon is full with 100% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1960, the U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton begins Operation Sandblast, setting sail from New London, Connecticut,…

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 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.…

(Local) Fear of a Red Hat

There are any number of fears that occasionally grip people, however unfounded those fears, of snakes, of spiders, of black cats, etc. (Snakes play an important ecological role, some cultures think spiders are good luck, and black cats are beautiful with notably soft coats.) And yet, and yet… no fear strikes deeper and holds tighter…