This Space for Rent

Remind me again why I bolted from Wisconsin like an olympic sprinter….?

... Oh, right. LaCrosse is, in many ways, a horrible conservative pit (it used to be a grim joke amoung the few liberals there that LaCrosse was the only place in Wisconsin where the city was more conservative than the surrounding farmland), but the huge mass of doctors and academics living there kept the more vociferous bigots down to a low mumble. Viroqua, which is a pretty little hilltop town just south of LaCrosse, doesn't have that sort of filter, so the bigots can outshout the progressives pretty much at will.

Wisconsin is a lovely state, in a lovely part of the world, but the sort of ascendent screaming bigotry that's slowly overflowing it means I'll never go back there.