This is the fortieth edition. Let’s get to it.
Election day is Tuesday so let’s start locally.
Why the shortage? In a nutshell, demand is high, supplies are down, and costs are up. The Post- Crescent reports, “Road salt prices now range as high as $250 per ton in the upper Midwest, and some would-be buyers are finding it hard to come by at any price.” It could have been worse, but Wisconsin, unlike some other states, put in bids for road salt early.
I say let’s go after Big Salt. Call for hearings, questions them in the glare of public and tax their windfall profits. That’ll teach them.
Jeff at Five Points Blog notes the end of the season at Waukesha Farmer’s Market. He notes increased attendance and speculates on the reasons.
JJ Gravelle insists (sort of, his blog is The Daily Scoff, after all.) that there is no bias at Milwaukee’s paper.
Concernedcitizen gives us his thoughts on the Waukesha School District budget at Skeptics Anonymous. BTW, did you know that all but a couple of the school board members have endorsed Ruth Page Jones? I thought it was interesting.
Brian Fraley at Fraley’s Daily Takes notes another edition of WisPolitics: The Show.
Now to the national stage.
Assuming McCain loses (which I don’t, yet), Dad29 nixes the idea that Mitt Romney might be the savior of the Republican Party. I second that.
Cindy Kilkenny had an e-mail exchange with Cory the Well Driller. You can read it all at Fairly Conservative.
Posting at Practically Speaking, Kyle Prast says that the ads and mailings implies the presidential race is closer than we think.
On the subject of mailings, James Wigderson wonders at Wigderson’s Library & Pub why the Wisconsin GOP is mailing so many pieces on behalf of McCain. Me, too. My wife has gotten like 8 or 9 in the last couple of weeks; five in one day.
Silent E speaks posts another video that shows you shouldn’t try to spin your way past Megyn Kelly at FOXNews.