Madison school board lets deadline pass without acting
If you haven’t noticed, September 15 has come and gone while the Madison school board sat on its hands. With this bunch, doing nothing is the right thing. September 15 was the deadline to evict a school resource (police) officer from one of the four main high schools for next school year (2020-21). The school board didn’t do so despite all the storm und drang from Muldrow and Mirilli so the high schools will be safer places for another full school year. Background here.
As the late Sam Cooke sang, “Ain’t that good news!”
Southern Wisconsin is enjoying its finest weather all year: cool clear and crisp days, low humidity, high skies and temps topping out in the low 70s F. The field corn is starting to turn; tassels are already cherokee red. Matched with yellowing soybeans on hillsides stippled with green alfalfa. The blush in the woodlots beginning to glow. Butterflies and hummingbirds are loading up on nectar at Blaska Experimental Work Farm (and Penal Colony).
Turned on C-Span to see congressmen debating climate change. Then camera turned to the witness table, at which was sitting a teenage girl! No, it wasn’t A.O.C. It was one Greta Thunberg — from Sweden! Now she’s at the United Nations? Maybe Greta Thunberg will give Madison’s Madame Brenda a job.
Sun Prairie’s new high school will not be named the “Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin’s Eternal School of Marxism-Leninism,” the WI State Journal reports this morning. But how did S.P. pass up this old alum’s suggestion for the groundhog as the school mascot? A great name for a run-first football team. Or “Cornhuskers”?
Madison’s opposition to the F-35 Air Force fighter jet is less based on noise and more on Blame America First opposition to the American military. Like the letter writer who bleated “How will this first-strike weapon, capable of carrying nuclear warheads, differentiate between those who are good and those who are evil? How will it limit its undeniably toxic effects to some targeted area?” Who knew that bombing our enemy would be “undeniably toxic”? The oligarch of this blogge grew up when fighter jets from Truax were breaking the sound barrier daily in the late 1950s. (“What’s that you say?”)
In America’s Dairyland? A global climate change alarmist echoes A.O.C.: “If groups such as the Dairy Business Association and the Farm Bureau actually wanted to help family dairy farms, they’d advocate for subsidies to transition them away from dairy toward growing food that’s clean and sustainable.” — Charlie Talbert, Monona. For at least 130 years Wisconsin has produced dairy products. How is that not sustainable?
Still buzzing over the weekend’s Triple Play: Brewers look good for the playoffs while Cardinals and Cubs chew each other up. Who knew losing Nick Perry and Clay Matthews for a couple guys named Smith would be Packer defensive magic? And best of all, Bucky Badger looks like it can play Ohio State even up. Wisconsin actually has a passing game to complement the nation’s best rushing attack.