Good morning Sconz nation. Warming up with a high of 23 and a low of 9 in Madison today. Couple inches of snow expected. No way! I don’t have to give out the name of the place for many of you to know immediately where that burger with special sauce and pickles comes from.
Bryon Eagon has some New Year’s resolutions. I believe everything on the list is possible except item # 1.
Former Iran hostage Kevin Hermening announces that he will run against Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker.
All together, about 11 percent of Wisconsinites were uninsured for all or part of 2008. Only 6 percent were completely uninsured.
Sconnies are unprepared for disasters. Change that now –– or later. Later is fine.
Uh oh, you know what happens when an organic farmer wows not to accept PAC contributions. Do you?
Those of you who are uninterested in limnology should make an exception for the issues currently facing the Great Lakes. That’s 22 percent of the fresh surface water in the world and it is threatened. (James Rowen keeps up with the issue almost daily)
Domestic homicides up in Wisconsin last year. Rep. Rich Zipperrer is pushing for a law to place GPS trackers on some violent offenders.
Newest discussion for saving Milwaukee’s education system: The Harlem Plan. Good insight at Cap Times.
In Madison, some education officials are questioning whether we even want Race to the Top funds.
Brenda Konkel, who recently put The Sconz back on her blogroll, where it belongs and has made many friends, rounds up a variety of interesting events, including a possible sale of Oscar Meyer by Kraft.
Cap Times gives a shout out to Bill Lueders, “the states’s ablest court-watcher,” in an editorial criticizing Doyle for being a sloppy judge appointer.
Jim Ardnt takes Terrence Wall to task on stimulus math.
Last, but certainly not least, I highly recommend this extraordinarily inspiring video by Soulja Boy crony “Arab,” (pronounced ey-rab).