Daily Bread for 5.13.22: Pyromaniac Complains About Smoke Inhalation

Good morning.

Friday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 88.  Sunrise is 5:33 AM and sunset 8:09 PM for 14h 36m 19s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 90.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1862, the USS Planter, a steamer and gunship, steals through Confederate lines and is passed to the Union, by a southern slave, Robert Smalls, who later was officially appointed as captain, becoming the first black man to command a United States ship.

Molly Beck reports Robin Vos on facing attacks from his own party: ‘A sad statement about politics today’:

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has suggested the Assembly Republican caucus should fire Vos, despite receiving his endorsement. Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson has spent months calling him a failure. State Rep. Tim Ramthun wants the speaker prosecuted. And construction executive Tim Michels said Vos needed “training.”

Vos’ crime? Not doing more about Trump’s loss, including by taking the impossible and illegal step of decertifying the 2020 election.


“The fact that people need to use me as a punching bag to make themselves look better. I think it’s kind of a sad statement about politics today. I think people should be running on their own ideas.”

See Vos, Now on the Trumpists’ Menu, Deserves No Sympathy, Shreddin’ and Deletin’ Vos, and Vos Primly Lectures Fanatics on the Dangers of Fanaticism.

Milky Way’s Black Hole imaged by the Event Horizon Telescope:

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2 years ago

It is excellent entertainment seeing Wisco-World Republicans tussle. Considering that Vos has been a true and loyal soldier to the cause of revanchist politics, I can’t see why they complain about him. Maybe he should take the hint and retire to eating stale popcorn and slumlording at UWW. Having both Kleefish and Ramthun both beating up on you has to be humiliating.

Seriously…Feeding and watering Gableman in lavish style wasn’t Trumpy enuf?? Gableman, now cashing 60 large a year for being “on hold”, continues to embarrass the state with his unrestricted craziness. I hope, however wanly, that the saner heads in WMC and AFP/Koch are muttering to themselves “What were we thinking when we bought this guy a WI SC seat?” Nah…Prolly not.

Perhaps Vos will now support honest redistricting as a way to tame the more lusty fanatics in his party, now that they are gnawing on him? More wan hoping… The Republican party in Wisco-World has gone completely insane, and there does not seem to be a way to fix it short of them imploding. I’m daring to dream…