Monthly Archives: December 2012

Appling v. Doyle

I was pleased to hear that Wisconsin’s 4th District Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court in Appling v. Doyle today. Announcement of the decision was put off a day by yesterday’s blizzard. The crux of the court’s opinion was … Continue reading

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The Man Card

From a Washington Post article noting that Bushmasters were flying out the doors of gun dealers: “On Wednesday afternoon, the Stars and Stripes and a green Remington company flag flew at half-staff in front of Remington headquarters. Behind glass doors … Continue reading

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Snow Cone, Tweety Bird?

It looks like we’ll end up with about 14 inches in the back yard, which isn’t the end of the world. The birds are enjoying (NOT!) a new holiday tradition — snow cones. We have a heated bird watering station … Continue reading

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The Weather Channel and the Weather

The Dells hasn’t made the national weather news since the 2008 storm that drained Lake Delton, but we’ve got Mike Seidel, a Weather Channel reporter, embedded in town today. Of course, I don’t need to be embedded, so I can … Continue reading

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Lucky Us

Winter Storm Draco is coming in as we speak, and the latest projection of the storm’s track predicts that we’ll have 16 inches of wet snow by tomorrow night, combined with 20-30 mile per hour winds starting around noon and … Continue reading

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A Haunting Portrait

Time Magazine released the cover portrait of its “Person of the Year” issue, coming out next week. It is a haunting, somber portrait of President Obama, dark in tone, striking and thought-provoking. The potrait is the work of Nadav Kander, … Continue reading

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Brzzzz Brzzzz

I spent the day making noise, chainsawing in the woods in back of the house, limbing out a few fallen trees and cutting out some of the smaller red oaks, trying to create sight lines from the house to the … Continue reading

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Bull in a China Shop

I don’t think we have to wonder how Justice Scalia will vote on the Prop 8 decision coming up next June. The only real question is how far he goes in his dissent. Justice Scalia’s dissent in Lawrence v. Texas … Continue reading

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The Artist’s Touch

The White House Christmas card came in the mail the other day, this year featuring a jaunty Bo-Bama playing in the snow on the South Lawn. The image was painted by Iowa artist Larassa Kabel, who contributed the oil portrait … Continue reading

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Sparkle

We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning. It won’t last, but it is beautiful.

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