Quote of the Day:
“Hey @MMSDNews! I'm concerned we're gonna find kids frozen into blocks of ice ... better tell parents to send a chisel!”
— Madison tweeter @JaxonBrow, protesting the Madison School District's decision to stay open Monday despite sub-zero weather.
The school district got quite an earful on Twitter about the decision — especially from students. Most parents didn’t seem that broken up about it. Anyway, take heart, kids — school is closed on Tuesday.
And anyway, when you think Wisconsin, you think cold weather, right? At least people who use Google do; when you type in "Why is Wisconsin so ..." in the search bar, "cold" is one of the words that pops up automatically. Check out this map based on the most popular state-by-state searches on Google.
As it turns out, the most frequent search on Google is for the phrase “Why is Wisconsin so liberal?” That certainly applies to Madison, but not necessarily the rest of the state, where a growing hard-right movement is pushing out moderate Republicans like state Sen. Dale Schultz.
A lot of that partisanship drips down from the governor’s office. Dave Zweifel notes that Gov. Scott Walker is claiming that Republican policies are responsible for Wisconsin’s current budget surplus — even though many states with Democratic governors have the same surpluses in their coffers.
Meanwhile, political divisions in Madison are nothing compared to the heated debates over who has the best sandwich in town. The numbers for our poll are in — check out this photo gallery to see which ‘wich came out on top.