Daily Bread for 7.25.22: The WISGOP Gubernatorial Debate

Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 77. Sunrise is 5:40 AM and sunset 8:22 PM for 14h 42m 29s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 9.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Police & Fire Commission meets at 6 PM. The Whitewater Unified School Board meets in closed session at 6 PM and open session at 7 PM.

On this day in 1965, Bob Dylan goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.

Last night, the three WISGOP candidates for governor (Michels, Kleefisch, Ramthun) participated in their final debate before the August 9th primary.

Of press coverage, see Bauer, Takeaways from Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial debate and Beck & Hess, Tim Michels, Rebecca Kleefisch and Tim Ramthun debate family leave, DACA, abortion in tight Republican governor’s primary.

Although close in polling, Trump-endorsed, flush-with-cash Michels has key advantages with about two weeks to go. After eight years of exposure to Wisconsin voters, how would former Lt. Gov. Kleefisch close more strongly than Michels?

Only scandal or Trump’s change of mind.

Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of seven-year-old opponent at Russian tournament:


Last week, according to Russian media outlets, a chess-playing robot, apparently unsettled by the quick responses of a seven-year-old boy, unceremoniously grabbed and broke his finger during a match at the Moscow Open.

“The robot broke the child’s finger,” Sergey Lazarev, president of the Moscow Chess Federation, told the TASS news agency after the incident, adding that the machine had played many previous exhibitions without upset. “This is of course bad.”


[President of the president of the Moscow Chess Federation Sergey] Lazarev told Tass that Christopher, whose finger was put in a plaster cast, did not seem overly traumatised by the attack. “The child played the very next day, finished the tournament, and volunteers helped to record the moves,” he said.

His parents, however, have reportedly contacted the public prosecutor’s office. “We will communicate, figure it out and try to help in any way we can,” he said. Smagin told RIA Novosti the incident was “a coincidence” and the robot was “absolutely safe.”

Assuming Lazarev’s remarks have been translated into English correctly, one can say that he has a different definition of absolutely safe from the definition used in the rest of the world. 

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