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Daily Bread for 4.11.22: The WISGOP’s Idea of a Pilgrim

Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy with a high of 57.  Sunrise is 6:18 AM and sunset 7:33 PM for 13h 15m 09s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 70.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Planning Commission meets at 6:00 PM, and the Whtewater Unified District School Board meets in closed session at 6 PM and open session at 7:30 PM.

On this day in 1945, American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.


 Molly Beck reports Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort becomes ground zero in the Republican race for Wisconsin governor:

MADISON – A third Republican eyeing the governor’s office traveled to Donald Trump’s Florida resort this week as Wisconsin’s Democratic incumbent used his opponents’ trips to see the former president to build a campaign war chest.

A pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago has become a requisite for Wisconsin Republicans in 2022 and Rep. Tim Ramthun, a Republican from Campbellsport, arrived there Thursday as he crafts a campaign largely on the idea that President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory is illegitimate.

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Ramthun’s visit, to attend a fundraiser for Arizona governor candidate Kari Lake, was the latest in a string of trips Republicans have made in the last month to see Trump as their primary field for governor takes shape.

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who is running against Ramthun in the GOP primary for governor, traveled to Mar-a-Lago in early March. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who is mulling whether to get in the race, met with Trump at the club last week.

A spokeswoman for Kevin Nicholson, who also is running for governor, did not respond to whether Nicholson was also planning to take a trip.

Nicholson will go, even if it means sneaking in a back gate and jumping into a buffet line. They’ll all end up going, where going is, to any reasonable person, disqualifying.


100,000 ladybugs released to reduce pesticides at Vegas resort:

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joe
2 months ago

So…What was Tommy thinking when he went south to kiss a ring (or whatever)? He had just come off doing a bang-up job at UW and then he had to go to Mar-A-Lago to bob for apples in the Trump outhouse. I think he would have gotten reelected in a flash by Democrats, but not after bowing to the king. What a way to trash a newly-rejuvenated rep!

Says a lot about the current state of republican politics in Wisco-World, methinks…

And How about Vos having to evict Gableman? Gableman has become a national embarrassment for Vos, and he has been hanging around like a turd that won’t flush. Expect Gableman to be sporting a nice U-Line-branded blazer on the first of May, after Vos dumps him.