Never trust a legislator when reason is on the line!

UW Struggle: Alien Abduction Edition

You’re not paranoid if what you’re fearing is real. Then, you’re just right. With that, I announce that the corporate takeover of Wisconsin is now complete. We’re at the point, literally, where we can’t go one hour without another jaw-dropping legislative giveaway. At 5:30 we’re prohibiting poor people from buying shoes with fancy laces and […]

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UW Struggle: All That Remains Edition

“Expect the worst” has proven itself outdated, as Wisconsin continually exceeds such expectations during its transformation into a full corporate laboratory. A lot of pre-cut pieces have fallen into place, with the UW domino yet to fall, but it’s all pretty clear, isn’t it? Recent events include: More money has been given to K-12 schooling, […]

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UW Struggle: The Banality of Weasels

This has been, to say the least, a disheartening year. Again, public servants—with teachers often at the forefront—have been demonized in the latest round of “grown ups playing public relations.” When budget decisions are finally made in June (maybe), most teachers won’t even be under contract, opting instead to retreat to their accessorized yachts and […]

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UW Struggle: Horseshit Preemption Edition

As expected, there will be no new revenue to help alleviate violent cuts to various Wisconsin public services and institutions. Let’s preempt our planned horseshit-water rafting excursion; a deliverance, if you will, from the oncoming tide of lies about “tough choices” that supposedly appear via magic rather than their own deliberate set of calculations. We can begin […]

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UW Struggle: Today in Optics!

Scene: A warm day in the Midwest. Not hot. No frozen tundra. Zoom: Somehow, heat waves rise from the pavement and distort your vision. What’s happening? Title: Behold, our optics! Here are merely three announcements (there were more!), all today, from the world that is my campus and professional life. One of these things is not […]