High of 84, low of 65 today in Madison, Sconz. I have two interviews today with two local or state notables one of whom you should read about tomorrow. Hmm...a cool double-decker chocolate raspberry pie for the dog days of summer, says Isthmus food critic and soon-to-be culinary student Marcelle Richards.
Mike McCabe ain't happy about the State Supreme Court halting the newest GAB rule.
It really is incredible. Rep. Scott Suder writes a column titled "Fixing the economy needs real solutions, not more talk," and offers absolutely nothing but talk. He doesn't even specify what the "Jobs" plan that the GOP came up with entails not even in the vaguest sense.
Scott Walker writes an "open letter" to Obama.
What did Tom Barrett say about Cadillac health care for prisoners? Really? The state just settled a lawsuit over POOR prison health care because it wasn't abiding by basic standards.
I wonder what kind of health care this Madison man, who was beaten by cops and received a $27,000 settlement, received in jail.
And apparently the guy in charge of prison emergencies in Wisconsin lives in Illinois.
Like other groups, the Sierra Club will not be endorsing in the Assembly 77th primary.
Feingold defends NYC mosque. Atta boy. Ron Johnson, surprise, surprise, does not support freedom of religion in this case.
Walker is asking TV stations to take down attack ad Barrett campaign ran against him.
The Washington Times a right-wing propaganda agent run by a religious cult talks about Patty Murray and Russ Feingold's races moving into "tossup territory."
So, the Journal Sentinel apparently thinks the fact that three of 210 inmates released early violated the conditions of their probation is news. This commenter puts it well: "If I did my math correctly, that is around 1% of those actually released who did not succeed. 99% roughly did. There are more legislators and politicians locked up prior to or just after leaving office than that for corruption, bribery, ethics violations, etc. Again, tell me where the problem lies."
Wow. UW athletics wants a new $76.8 million training center. How else do you recruit 17-year-old juice heads?
Rep. Kim Hixson wants to draft legislation to deal with animal abusers after a local crazie shot (but did not kill) a dog with a bow-and-arrow.
State cancels plans for Oconomowoc train station, citing local disinterest. Mayor of the town calls that assessment a "gross misstatement."
Lukas Diaz: RTA NOW PLEASE!
Kurt Gosselin, a former ASM guru (I never know what their actual positions are), is wondering aloud about whether he should join a teacher's union at his new school, where I believe he is doing Teach for America.