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.

Rob Thomas is the features editor and social media editor for the Capital Times, as well as its film critic. He joined the Cap Times in 1999 and has written about movies, music, food and books.

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First of all, there is no such thing as "global warming". All super smart and highly educated MENSA type people like myself know that the proper term is: Climate Change. Please make a note of this unalterable law of physics.
Another weather anomaly that makes Wisconsin so cold is it's extreme wind chill factor due to winds from the northwest (bringing in artic air) blowing to the south.
This phenomenon is due to the fact that Minnesota blows and Illinois sucks. Unfortunately, Wisconsin is caught in the middle.


Wisconsin is so cold because of global warming, of course. Just ask Al Gore.
Or. it could be Bush's fault.


Where's the logic in this false, inane statement.

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