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Daily Bread for 5.1.22: Gableman Bites the Hand That Feeds Him

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 52.  Sunrise is 5:47 AM and sunset 7:56 PM for 14h 08m 34s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 0.5% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1898,  during Spanish–American War at the Battle of Manila Bay, the Asiatic Squadron of…

Daily Bread for 4.26.22: Trump v. Vos

Good morning. Tuesday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 47.  Sunrise is 5:54 AM and sunset 7:50 PM for 13h 55m 53s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 19.1% of its visible disk illuminated. Whitewater’s Board of Assessment meets at 6:30 PM. On this day in 1564, William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,…

Daily Bread for 3.31.22: The One Effective Trick Robin Vos Learned He Learned Before Trump

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will see snow with a high of 36.  Sunrise is 6:36 AM and sunset 7:20 PM for 12h 43m 44s of daytime.  The moon is new with 0.6% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opens.  While Speaker of the Assembly Vos has spent…

Daily Bread for 3.18.22: Small, Scared Man Pours Gasoline on Fire and Runs Away

Good morning. Friday in Whitewater will see rain, and perhaps some snow, with a high of 38.  Sunrise is 6:59 AM and sunset 7:05 PM for 12h 05m 49s of daytime.  The moon is full with 100% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1865, the Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last…

Daily Bread for 2.13.22: Vos, Now on the Trumpists’ Menu, Deserves No Sympathy

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 15.  Sunrise is 6:53 AM and sunset 5:24 PM for 10h 31m 33s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 91.8% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1689, William and Mary are proclaimed co-rulers of England.  Molly Beck reports A…

Adding the Amounts Spent for Foxconn (So Far)

Wisconsin’s new deal with Foxconn will reduce the cost to state taxpayers, but local governments have already spent vast sums on a project that will not – by Foxconn’s own belated admission – come close to what was originally, and ludicrously, promised. Bruce Murphy writes of The True Costs of New Foxconn Deal: the true cost…

Speaker Vos Appoints Himself to the WEDC Board

One reads that Speaker Vos, being no doubt a student of European history, and likely envious of Napoleon’s decision to crown himself emperor, last night appointed himself to the WEDC Board of Directors.  Not the sin of empire, surely, but wrong on the smaller scale of a smaller man.

Highlight’s from The Verge’s Foxconn Assessment

No failure better reveals the bankruptcy of corporate welfare in the Walker and Trump years than the Foxconn project in Wisconsin: exaggeration upon exaggeration, but nothing productive. This was a failure of judgment so obvious and significant that everyone involved should retire from policymaking. Walker Administration, Trump Administration, the WISGOP, the WEDC, down to Whitewater’s Community…