Good morning brunch eaters/readers. It seems that I always have to work on my birthdays (I'm not talking about Brunch Links -- that's not work, it's play). Luckily, before I go back into the Porta Bella kitchen, I intend to enjoy this beautiful day, which should be around 80 until night falls. Maybe even get a sandwich, like the one Linda Falkenstein describes, from Roman Candle.
Today we will begin the first chapter of The Sconz book club. This week I'm reading Fightin Bob La Follette: Righteous Reformer.
Did somebody say "Birther"? Because there is one running for Dave Obey's seat.
Another Republican declares to run against Rep. Fred Clark. Jack Cummings believes the racial mascot law will allow "somebody in Madison" determine if a mascot is offensive. That is untrue.
I played some trivia at Buck's Madison Square Garden last night. One of the top teams was called "Jeff Wood's DD's." Wood got out of jail today.
Secretary of Corrections (former Dane County GOP sheriff) wants to get early-release started before "critics have the chance to pull the plug." By critics he means all major candidates for governor, unfortunately.
Mayor Dave and the county treasurer continue to butt heads over taxes.
Rep. Donna Seidel defends Democrats' work on the economy.
Bad news for students on the UW-Madison waiting list.
One step towards repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Five Republicans (including Ron Paul) vote for repeal.
Ron Johnson is the presumed candidate of the GOP, in case you didn't know.
Oh, that's cute. Johnson already has a shill in Washington: George Will.
Cap Times refers to him as "Ron Johnson (R-Big Bank Account)."
Journal Sentinel doesn't think the DNR should partner with the Humane Society.