Monthly Archives: March 2012

Utilities

Utilities are an item of late, in two directions. First, ATC is seeking permission to run a mega-watt power line through the Dells area, as part of a corridor from LaCrosse to Madison. The utility has been considering “potential” routes … Continue reading

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Turkey

At a campaign event at a bowling alley in Wisconsin this week, Rick Santorum told a boy who reached for a pink bowling ball: “You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We’re not gonna let you do that. Not on … Continue reading

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Single Payer

Looking forward to writing an $1,800 check for health insurance again next month, getting out the checkbook to pay a $1,000 bill from UW Health Services, and having spent some time in the past few days learning about Medicare options, … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality: Wisconsin

The political fight for marriage equality in Wisconsin will begin this year, working toward marriage equality in six to eight years. A few years ago, in 2009, I predicted that marriage equality would come to Wisconsin in ten years, and … Continue reading

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Sk-hype

Michael is headed to Texas in a week, and he, geek that he is, decided that we will Skype instead of talk on the telephone while he is messing with Texas. He didn’t insist, exactly, but he peppered my e-mail … Continue reading

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The Water Tower Warranty

I spent most of the day yesterday working on the water tower at the railroad, repairing the supporting structure. Tom came by in the afternoon and helped, and that sped things up. I’ve still got a day’s work to do … Continue reading

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The Fudge Factor

“I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again.” — Eric Fehrnstrom, a longtime political adviser … Continue reading

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Live Free or Die

The New Hampshire House killed a bill to repeal marriage equality today. The House voted 211-116 to reject the bill, ending a two-year push in the Legislature to rescind New Hampshire’s marriage equality law, enacted in 2010. The Republican-backed bill … Continue reading

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Riding Shotgun

I spent the afternoon at the library yesterday, helping out because of an illness in one of the librarian’s family. Yesterday was unusual, because I rode “shotgun” on the bookmobile. I didn’t do much (put out the cones, raised and … Continue reading

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“Don’t compare me to the almighty …”

“… compare me to the alternative.” President Obama took another small step in his slow “evolution” toward open support for marriage equality last week, when he took a stand Friday against a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North … Continue reading

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