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Daily Bread for 5.4.22: Ron Johnson Recycles a Soviet Conspiracy Theory About AIDS

Good morning. Wednesday — May the 4th be with you — in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of 57.  Sunrise is 5:43 AM and sunset 7:59 PM for 14h 15m 53s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 12% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1776, Rhode Island becomes…

Daily Bread for 5.2.22: The Short Distance Between Whitewater and the Kremlin

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 55.  Sunrise is 5:46 AM and sunset 7:57 PM for 14h 11m 02s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 2.6% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 2012, a pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in…

National Reporting on Sen. Ron Johnson

Wisconsin’s political events have had more national attention over the last decade than the politics of similarly-sized states, but then we’ve had a worse politics than states of similar size. In the Washington Post, there’s a lengthy story about Sen. Ron Johnson that’s well worth reading in full. Michael Kranish, Mike DeBonis and Karoun Demirjian…

Go Right Ahead…

Julia Davis, writing at the Daily Beast, reports that Russian [State] Media Wants Moscow to Grant Asylum to Trump: Russian state media—a reliable barometer of the mood at the Kremlin—remains fixated on election-related events in America. Affectionately referring to Donald Trump as “our Donald,” “Trumpusha” and “Comrade Trump,” Russian lawmakers, experts and pundits repeatedly have…

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…

The Patience of Russia’s Preference

TV networks claim Russia is just trying to cause chaos, with no specific goals in mind or a preference for a specific candidate. The Russians have been explicit about waiting out Trump's first term, expecting him to pay off like a slot machine after 2020.https://t.co/ZIg1t5t2yi — Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) February 24, 2020    

Debunking Trump’s Defenses: It Was Russia, not Ukraine, That Interfered in the 2016 Election

Embedded below is a concise, three-page pdf debunking the conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in America’s 2016 election. It’s from the Moscow Project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. It’s a solid starting point for combatting lies on the matter. [embeddoc url=”https://freewhitewater.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Debunking-Defenses-Russia-Not-Ukraine.pdf” width=”100%” download=”all” viewer=”google”]