The Beer: Liberty Ale, enjoyed with a Packers win over the Bears.
The Bicycle: Not keeping my training schedule. It will hurt in March.
The VRWC: I was going to write about same-day voter registration and voter ID, but the data took me in a different direction.
I ran the numbers and find it extraordinary that, when the country as a whole had 56.8% turnout of the voting age population in the 2008 general election, Wisconsin had a turnout of over 10 points higher. In addition, six counties cast more votes than there were registered voters. Overall, 86% of registered voters cast their vote. The 86% seems to be historically accurate. So the "lack of voter turnout" is actually a lack of voter registration.