Friday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 70. Sunrise is 6:52 AM and sunset 6:36 PM for 11h 44m 59s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 22.4% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1954, the U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world’s first nuclear-powered vessel.
Wisconsinites are familiar with Fred Prehn, the dentist and cranberry farmer who refused to vacate a public board after his term expired. The WISGOP state senate will not confirm Gov. Evers’s nominated replacement, to ensure that squatter Prehn preserves WISGOP control. See Tiny Fred Prehn.
However, Prehn is now revealed as more, much more, than an obstinate man. I’ve been critical of Prehn, but allow me to apologize from the deepest place in my loving, libertarian heart. Prehn is more than I’d imaged, and perhaps more than anyone has imagined.
For thousands of years, philosophers have urged people to self-reflect and self-examine. Many have tried, still falling short of this philosophical and spiritual goal. Across the globe, even monks, priests, rabbis, imams, and philosophers have tried but even they have failed to achieve perfect self-awareness.
Behold and rejoice: Fred Prehn has succeeded where these sages have failed.
Laura Schulte of the Journal Sentinel reports on the uncovered text messages that Prehn sent from his phone to conservative operatives.
In one of those messages, Prehn describes himself more accurately, more knowingly, than any person has ever described himself or herself:
“So I might stick around for a while. See what shakes out. I’ll be like a turd in water up there.”
Perfect, simply perfect.