Brunch Links


Man, what a way to start the week. I’ve got a big paper and a problem set due on Wednesday –– all for classes that fill prerequisites that most normal people get out of the way freshman year. How are us seniors supposed to concentrate on the fantasy land of academia when there’s a real world with more menacing threats than a C (you really have to try to fail a liberal arts course).

I deliver the weather and the pizza nevertheless. High of 37, low of 21. Cimino’s Pizza baby.

As much as I’d like to skate, I’d prefer spring. Outdoor rinks closed till next year.

Industrial hemp. Unfortunately it will be a while before we can get recreational hemp. And by that I mean good quality jump-ropes.

And while you’re getting ready for that hemp, hurry up and smoke some tobacco in a bar before it’s illegal. Blow it right in the bartender’s face.

You know, office space is controversial in the U.S. Senate too. Just use seniority and everything will work itself out.

“Since 1991 an important method for the dissemination of Holocaust denial among students has been the placing of advertisements in campus newspapers by Bradley R. Smith, head of the so-called Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust and media director of the IHR.”

Good response to Herald holocaust denial ad in the Cardinal. It’s curious there haven’t been LTEs sent to the Herald on the issue. I know Smathers would run them…but still.

We can’t have it both ways. We either get inspectors and competent administrators or tax cuts. State Journal exposes shoddy DNR oversight of state dairy farms.

And the Journal-Sentinel says we should try overriding that DNR veto again.

How did I miss this: Paul Ryan was one of 19 members of the House to vote against stripping antitrust exemptions for health insurers.

Come on Cap Times, how can you publish this? The head of the Wisconsin Business Council writes a guest column warning of “provisions of the Clean Energy bill that will make doing business harder in Wisconsin,” and never mentions what they are.

“Bob Woodruff. Bill Clinton. Robert Pinsky. John Mellencamp. Brian Williams. John McCain. Dan Rather.” A bunch of no-names except for John Cougar Mellencamp, who’s probably not available. Is the Badger Herald cereal?

“I don’t remember any discussion about that at the time. There were a few guys who would make fun of a few effeminate boys, but that’s a different thing than homosexuality. Homosexuality was not on anyone’s radar. And that’s a good thing.”

Legislative Audit Bureau says full restoration of Wisconsin GI Bill will cost $14 million over six years.

8 Responses to “Brunch Links”

  1. Steve Horn Says:

    Bradley Smith on the loose!

  2. Jason Smathers Says:

    As for Rachel’s letter – she sent it to us, I indicated that I wanted to run it online and was wary of bringing this argument into the paper…but asked her to call me to talk about it. She declined and sent it to the Cardinal. If I had known it was going to be printed regardless, I’d rather have had it in the Herald. But she told me it was going to the Cardinal at about…midnight?

  3. Jason Smathers Says:

    And for the record, that’s the ONLY e-mail from a student I’ve gotten on the issue. I’ve not gotten any calls at the office. I find that odd.

    • Jack Says:

      That’s fine Jason –– If there is one thing nobody will not criticize you for, it is censorship.

    • Anonymous Says:

      Maybe they figure your conduct has been so tone-deaf they don’t care to bother?

    • Kevin Bargnes Says:

      There’s something I’d just like to point out–Jason did not act alone on this decision. The matter was discussed and voted on by the newspaper’s Board of Directors, and it was a unanimous decision to run the ad.

      That does not mean there are still some employees of the paper who question why the ad was run, but the company’s leadership was all behind it.

  4. akbrousseau Says:

    No response to the Campus Sexual Assault story?

  5. Scott Says:

    Another UW student running for county board:

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