Did the rain end up coming last night? Was that lightning that kept flashing into my room? Well it's definitely supposed to come today. Storms with a high of 74, low of 53. Brunch today comes courtesy of Hot Dog Chicago Style, a website operated by two guys who try, often in vain, to find a Chicago-style hot dog in Madison.
Russ Feingold explains why he voted against the most recent financial reform bill, as well as touts his opposition to the bank bailout 18 months ago.
10 members of the Wisconsin Congressional delegation (including senators), but only four of them are on Twitter. Guess who they are?
And unless Wispolitics is just not aware, only one state senator appears to have twitter. The only hint I'll give you is that it's not Alan Lasee, although that would probably be the most entertaining account in Wisconsin.
On the resolution encouraging the Sheriff's Department to stop reporting illegal immigrants to ICE: I was wondering if there would be one opponent of the resolution on the Council. There wasn't. However, five alders were absent.
Wow, good news for ag majors. The U.S. will produce 54,000 new ag jobs every year for the next several years, due in part to increased food demand abroad. Of course, if we didn't pay farmers so much to turn their corn into ethanol, a lot of this wouldn't be necessary.
Wisconsin is not giving up on federal education grants.
$18 rental car fee to fund passenger rail in Milwaukee? Hell yeah, I say. Make the FIBs pay for Wisconsin transit.
All those "golden envelope" commercials are really getting to people, at least in Milwaukee. The Brew City is considering a moratorium on firms that buy used golden jewelry.
You won't believe it, but the Cap Times supports one of the citizen rights won by progressive reformers a century ago. This time it urges citizens of Juneau County to recall their District Attorney, who threatened to criminally charge teachers who teach sex education.
Julie Lassa has a primary challenger. The man is a fighter or rather, he is a wrestler. Does that count?
Hmm...we'll have to do a fact-check on this one, but not bad: One Wisconsin Now has an ad against Scott Walker.