"Madison, Wis., led the way for U.S. cities, with 35 per 100,000."
[L]ike the classic pissoir, [urinals] are typically only usable by people without disabilities and those who can easily use the bathroom while standing.
You can't say "women." You have to say people who cannot easily use the bathroom while standing. Women — once a strong interest group — are merged with everyone who is disabled at peeing standing up.
"A candidate for the Madison School Board... said schools are the product of 'white supremacy' and accused her opponent of favoring competition in the classroom..."
My city is suing Hyundai and Kia for not making their cars harder to steal.
Blues from an airplane...
Madison, Wisconsin ranks #4 in this list of "minimalism-oriented cities."
Among the categories considered for each locale were the share of smaller homes and the use of public transportation, biking and walking as alternatives to driving a car; commute time; and the share of residents working from home. Nature was valued in the rankings with points for air quality, days of sunshine, milder temperatures, public parks and low energy use. Population density and the preponderance of minimalism-related Google searches were also taken into account. Finally, for minimalists who can’t quite give everything up, the availability and price of self-storage was considered....
I'm only noticing now — and only because "Madison" is trending on Twitter — that Joe Biden flew into Madison yesterday.
"Even a holiday which celebrates debauchery, irreverence, and immature or dark humor should have no place for words or actions of hate."
"This deranged individual was looking to create fear and anxiety. We don't believe that he is a student, rather an outside provocateur."
Said Rabbi Mendel Matusof said, quoted in "UW-Madison releases statement after Adolf Hitler costume seen on State Street" (WKOW).
Here's a Reddit discussion — replete with a photograph of the person wearing a Hilter costume on State Street. I found that via this other Reddit discussion, where somebody says, "If it's any consolation, I was told by a bartender on State Street that the dude got his ass kicked."
UPDATE: Channel 3000 quotes the police report, which makes 3 important points:
1. Wearing a Hitler costume is protected speech, so no crime has been reported.
2. Even though "no reports received by MPD rise to the level of a prosecutable crime," it nevertheless identified the person and interviewed him.
3. It turns out that this person "has a cognitive impairment due to a past traumatic brain injury."
ALSO: Who called the police on a guy in a bad costume? Did anyone call the police on the person who beat up this mentally impaired person?
"MPD: Witnesses report motorcyclists going 140+ mph in downtown Madison."
A local headline prompts disbelief on Reddit.
ADDED: Stand back, nonbelievers, there is footage of the incident: