Daily Bread for 10.3.19

Good morning.

Thursday in Whitewater will be cloudy & windy with a high of sixty-one.  Sunrise is 6:55 AM and sunset 6:32 PM, for 11h 37m 09s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 27.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the one thousand fifty-ninth day.

Whitewater’s Landmarks Commission meets at 6 PM, and the Fire Department board of directors meets at 6:30 PM

On this day in 1862, 17th Wisconsin Infantry fights at Corinth, Mississippi: “also known as the Irish Brigade, [they] led a bayonet charge with the Gaelic battle cry ‘Faugh a ballagh!’ or ‘Clear the Way.’ ”

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Patrick Marley reports Top Republican signals he won’t cover legal bills in Twitter case, says he was doing his job when he blocked liberal group:

A top GOP lawmaker is signaling he won’t help reimburse taxpayers for $200,000 in legal bills he and other Republicans racked up when a court found they had illegally blocked a liberal group on Twitter.

State officials in August agreed to pay for One Wisconsin Now’s legal bills after a federal judge determined Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. John Nygren violated the group’s First Amendment rights by preventing it from accessing and responding to their Twitter posts.

Vos and Nygren didn’t respond to questions about the settlement at the time and Nygren on Wednesday gave no sign he planned to pay the settlement.

“I’m not even answering that,” he said when asked if he would pay some of the settlement.

Last year, then-Rep. Dale Kooyenga paid the state $30,000 to cover a settlement in a lawsuit brought after he took a protest sign from a public area of the Capitol. Kooyenga, a Republican from Brookfield, won a seat in the state Senate in November.

Greg Sargent writes Here’s the next fake scandal Trump thinks will save him:

President Trump and Republicans are excitedly drawing attention to a breaking story in the New York Times that reports that the whistleblower gave advance notice to Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) about the subject of his complaint, before filing it to the intelligence community’s inspector general.


But there’s nothing in the story that says anything about Schiff having any substantive input into the whistleblower’s complaint. It says Schiff’s aide reported to him some of what the whistleblower said, and that the aide told the whistleblower to get a lawyer and go to the inspector general.

In so doing, the aide advised the whistleblower on how to follow the law. That’s not “rigging” the process. It’s the opposite.

Indeed, the Times piece itself describes the significance of this news by claiming it shows “how determined” the whistleblower was to make his discovery known. This, by itself, does not raise doubts about his motives or truthfulness, or about the complaint itself, in any way. All it does is underscore how serious the whistleblower thought his discovery was, and how urgent he thought it was to get it to Congress.

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