Brunch Links


For those of you who aren’t following The Sconz on Twitter or friends with Wiss Sconz on Facebook, I should remind you that these social networking tools are a great way for you to keep up with The Sconz without clicking on the site (which I don’t like), as well as a great way for me to slowly infiltrate your subconscious, which is useful for a variety of reason. Google Reader is also a great way to keep up.

Looks like John McCain is going after dietary supplements. He should talk to Orrin Hatch (R-UT) first. He was the guy who got their FDA approval requirement revoked. Question of the day. Do steroids simply represent a step in the steady progression of body enhancement techniques that have emerged over the last century?

High of 34, low of 20. This is the pictures that comes up when I googled “food.”

Moms on Meningitis seeks to spread use of vaccines.

Should UW eliminate some majors? A more relevant story than the one put at the top of Herald page today. Money to hire three more post-docs?

A naive editorial by the Cap Times criticizing a naive editorial by the State Journal.

Could one of you read UW’s financial report and get a summary back to me after lunch? Thanks.

Does “home-canned food,” which is now allowed to be sold in Wisconsin (down the page), include moonshine?

Terrence Wall is not the only Republican senatorial candidate who has avoided state income taxes.

Louis Butler’s court nomination passes committee…again.

Real Clear Politics interviews Paul Ryan on budget etc.

I don’t know what to make of this blogger but an entertaining rant on Wall Street’s influence on members of Congress, with some interesting portraits of Paul Ryan.

To be honest, I think the cigarette tax hikes will be more effective at preventing smoking than the budget cuts which have forced localities to team up on anti-tobacco initiatives.

“Wisconsin should not preempt any federal mandates and make the same mistake as California,” writes the chair of the Wisconsin Independent Business Association.

OK, I admit it, I don’t know anything about hockey except that the players don’t have teeth –– but why is the Stanley Cup at Camp Randall?

What is a “commission on faculty pay” going to conclude? We’d like to pay our professors more, but we don’t have any money. At least we meant well.

All you can do is keep raising that money. State government ain’t worth a damn.

3 Responses to “Brunch Links”

  1. Jim Says:

    re: googling “food.” Way to bring the funny.

    That picture on the anti-tobacco initiative page was awful. Are they claiming if there is color on a pack of cigarettes it is being marketed to children?

  2. Kenneth Burns Says:

    It’s said that my hometown of Nashville is the only NHL city where the fans have even fewer teeth than the hockey players.

  3. Ordinary Jill Says:

    The Stanley Cup is on tour, giving hockey fans a chance to see it up close and personal. It is professional sports’ most-travelled and most-abused trophy. Each year, the winning team gets custody of it until the following year, allowing each team member a chance to take it home. There is an urban legend that it was once stolen and found in a bowling alley, where it was being used as an ashtray. One former champion admitted using it as a urinal. Another had his baby baptized in it (eww).

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