Note: This first appeared (slightly modified) in the RightWisconsin Daily Update on January 29, 2019.

When you’re tired of hearing about the cold weather, it’s time to move. So I would like to take this opportunity to announce that RightWisconsin will soon be opening RightHawaii, as soon as I find a sucker, er, investor, willing to fork over some cold, hard cash.

Everywhere I went Tuesday, it seemed to take just that much longer. From Waukesha to the WTMJ-AM studios took over an hour each way. While talking about politics with Steve Scaffidi, we were interrupted by reports of traffic crashes, black ice, and freeway closures. The mood in the studio was lighter as Scaffidi wondered if his car is going to start Wednesday morning.

I know you’re waiting for me to make a political point, so let’s see…

Anyone ever notice how much Governor Tony Evers looks like the Snow Miser?

The governor has declared a state of emergency because of the weather. We’re not going to criticize Evers, although we’ll bring it up every time he mentions Global Warming. However, if Governor Scott Walker had done this at this point in his first term, he would have been accused of creating “a police state.”

Someone else pointed out on Facebook that the bad weather started when Evers took down the “Open for Business” signs. That’s about as scientific as some of the theories I’ve heard about the snow and cold.

And, like clockwork, as the Polar Vortex invades Wisconsin (possibly because of Global Warming) and we’re told that we should expect the Polar Vortex to be a semi-regular occurrence, another study released Monday said Lake Mendota will freeze over less frequently because of… Global Warming.

If there is an upside to the weather emergency shutting down much of state government, we haven’t gotten the usual warnings from the government about the cold, at least since last week.

Stay warm.

James Wigderson