Wow, August 30. Getting oh so close to the end of summer. As the Cap Times reminds us, school starts this week. We got some good news coming Sconz Nation today. In particular, I plan to sum up a series of amusing events in the 77th district Assembly race. For now however, I can offer little more than some taco's from Tex's Cadillac Ranch.
Brenda Konkel publicly toying with the idea of running for mayor.
Probably a good idea: Urban League president proposes charter school geared towards male minority students.
Deadly tree disease threatening Northwoods oaks.
Many Madison houses sell for above their market value.
Should the City Council have an opt-in or opt-out system for fluffy resolutions that pretty much everybody supports? The post involves Thuy, so it's good.
Lady who believes she "has enemies" calls the bomb squad to detonate a suspicious pipe she found in her car. The pipe had no explosives. I'm sure Brett Hulsey, who once said he keeps his car door open every time he turns on the ignition, must sympathize.
Chancellor Biddy Martin gives the "State of the UW" address.
Mike Tate and Reince Priebus debate the Feingold-Johnson race.
What, Sun Prairie "expressed interest" in a high-speed rail station? Isn't that where Blaska is from?
Haha GOP candidate in the 8th Congressional District release competing internal polls. Terri McCormick's campaign claims to have gotten 11,000 respondents for theirs....with a margin of error of one percent. Any polling experts out there wish to comment?
The spending fight is on in the 7th district race.
Good summary: "Two versions of Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson are being introduced to Wisconsin voters. One is a successful businessman who embodies the hard-working spirit of the upper Midwest. The other is an extremist and elitist, a right-winger who doesn't know the issues."
No Vegas trip for UW marching band this year.
By the way, if you're not a big RoJo fan, Illusory Tenant is probably your best source for derision of the humble Oshkosh businessman. Check out the graphic on this post.
Barrett and Walker release competing, albeit dubiously similar "reform plans" for state worker health benefits.