Rain can hamper any Friday evening. A torrential downpour, while fun to watch from indoors, can preclude people from venturing out into the great unknown for adventures and performances across the city.
Whether my guy won or lost will be decided by the time anyone but the editors read this. But as I am writing this, the decision of who will become president is still very much in limbo. It’s exciting, invigorating and just a tad bit terrifying to contemplate that this year’s election is a bit more up-in-the-air than any in my recent memory.
Wisconsin (1-1 Big Ten, 4-2 overall) will need to add onto its most complete performance last weekend against Illinois if it wants to defeat Purdue (0-1 Big Ten, 3-2 overall) and remain the favorite to represent the Leaders Division in the Big Ten Championship game Dec. 1.
Analysis of census data indicates Wisconsin’s local and state governments spent close to the national average and employed less government workers per 1,000 residents than 40 other states in 2010.
Last Thursday was a slightly dismal day. It was almost raining, but not quite. Out on Lake Mendota, the air was cold and quiet, until you reached the eastern shore bluffs, where the governor's mansion sits. There, the only quiet came when a protestor would wait for a response to his chant, "Two, four, six, eight!"