Daily Bread for 2.12.24: Glenn Grothman’s Spare Time

 Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of 43. Sunrise is 6:55 and sunset 5:22 for 10h 27m 34s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 10.5% of its visible disk illuminated. 

Whitewater’s Equal Opportunities Commission meets at 5 PM, the Alcohol Licensing Committee also meets at 5 PM, and the Planning Board meets at 6 PM

On this day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is born. 

 Lawrence Andrea reports Wisconsin’s Glenn Grothman has become one of the most prolific House floor speakers:

Grothman, in fact, delivers more floor speeches than nearly any other House member. Last Congress, he ranked first for number of “special order” speeches delivered and in the top 10 for one-minute speeches — remarks typically given at the end of the day on a topic of a lawmaker’s choosing. He’s continued that trend so far this Congress.


So just what does Grothman find important? 

His speeches are wide-ranging and have covered everything from touting the benefits of Vitamin D to fight the effects of the COVID-19 virus to pushing back against diversity and inclusion programs and what he’s called “an obsession with race in our military.”

During one general speech last July, Grothman began by saying he had “a few issues” that ought to be “brought to the attention of the news media to help them with articles that would educate the American public a little bit on issues of importance.” 

He then delivered 29 minutes of remarks in which he pondered the possibility of reaching a settlement in the war between Ukraine and Russia, speculated without evidence that there are more transgender people now than 30 years ago because “it is presented favorably as a lifestyle for a lot of young people,” lamented the “break down” of the nuclear family and railed against diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at universities.

So, idle hands are the devil’s workshop after all… 

Man who built the Eiffel Tower with 700K matchsticks awarded world record after all:

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