Monthly Archives: June 2009

Domestic Partnerships

Wisconsin now recognizes same-sex domestic partnerships. The bill passed the legislature on Friday, and Governor Doyle signed the bill into law yesterday. Domestic partnership registration in the counties should start by Labor Day. The law results from the work of … Continue reading

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Summer in Wisconsin

A cool front came through today, finally. We were in the 70’s, not the 90’s, and it will stick around for a few days. I turned off the air and opened the windows, airing the house. Peter arrived on Saturday … Continue reading

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Stonewall

Today is the fortieth anniversary of the “Stonewall riots”, a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, followed by sustained resistance over the next several days in the Christopher Street neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Advent

Peter is on his way from Santa Fe. He will be spending a year with us, saving money for graduate school by cutting his living expenses to zero, or close to zero, anyway. Michael and I cleaned out the room … Continue reading

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Ridiculous

I cannot believe the coverage of Michael Jackson’s death. I’d expect wall-to-wall coverage from the entertainment news outlets, but the level of coverage is beyond reason. When Chris Matthews, of all people, devoted his entire hour to Michael Jackson, I … Continue reading

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Ignoramus

Pennsylvania State Senator John Eichelberger has found himself in hot water after saying “We’re allowing [gays and lesbians] to exist …” while being interviewed about legislation he is pushing to ban same-sex marriage in the state. The idea that the … Continue reading

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The Baraboo Bear

The Baraboo News-Republic has been following the adventures of a young male black bear who visited the city recently. The bear is on a wander. He was sighted in Castalia, Iowa, on June 8, and has been working his way … Continue reading

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Red Sky in the Morning

The Obama administration put its foot in it recently, to be sure. The recent DOJ brief filed in the California DOMA challenge was noxious, written during the Bush administration, dragging out the same-old, same-old, largely nonsensical and legally questionable constitutional … Continue reading

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Slather a litte Butterfest on it …

The Sauk Democrats marched in the Reedsburg Butterfest parade Sunday morning as we do every year. I usually help carry the big banner, but we had others to do that, so I worked the crowds. I’ll bet I greeted a … Continue reading

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Lining Track

Today was “Track Monday” — the day of the week when Reed and Tim, two twenty-somethings, are assigned to me for the purpose of laying track — and it was hot as can be. Not as hot as it is … Continue reading

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