Big day in Madison. Students are out making posters, and Dave Blaska is apparently going to be first in line to see the president. Library Mall the official start time is supposed to be 4:45, but I would get there early if you want a good view. It should be incredible. Not the speech as much as the scene. Here's some elitist mac n' cheese from Graze.
"First of all, I'm a Midwest guy, and so whenever I get a chance to get back to the Midwest I'm always happy about it," he said. "Second, I love Madison because when I was just out of college…I used to drive up there and have fun times, which I can't discuss in detail."
As the Cardinal details, Obama seeks to remind young Madison voters (who just happen to be Democrats) that there is an election in 5 weeks.
WISPIRG is denied funding by Student Services Financial Committee at UW. Panel finds group does not comply with requirement that 75 percent of beneficiaries be UW students.
Obama won Wisconsin by 14 points two years ago. Now PPP says the "enthusiasm gap" favors Republicans by 14 points here. That's why he's coming to Madison.
I'm not the only one who neglects school boards (not that I'm proud of it): Neither Badger Herald or Cardinal report that Madison School Board unanimously votes against expansion of TIF district for Edgewater.
Furthermore, the State Journal, who did report on it, grossly misheadlined the story at first, as Brenda Konkel has on record.
Damn...avoid Spring St. More construction could close off 1200 block for rest of year. I thought summer was the time we were supposed to suffer from construction inconveniences. Isn't snow going to be enough?
Regent St will also be resurfaced next Saturday. Luckily it won't take place during a Badger game, however, it will take place in front of my place of work, reducing the customer base and threatening my tips! Screw roads, Scott Walker, I want trains!
Ed Thompson is diagnosed with cancer. He maintains his prognosis is good.
No Kiddin: "When it comes to Scott Walker's attention-grabbing pitch on the campaign trail to "stop the train," it appears what he's promising is easier said than done."
As I've said before, I only note crime incidents that are really worth my readers' time. "Man throws handsaw into car in bizarre incident" is definitely worth it, if for no other reason than you should beware.
Maybe Sarah Palin does have bipartisan appeal. In addition to her support from the far right of the Republican Party, Palin's fear of death panels has also apparently resonated with followers of Lyndon LaRouche, who have been putting up posters of Obama with Hitler mustaches.