Thursday, October 27, 2016

In Madison, thousands of residents vote early at their public library

20,583 so far.

Absentee voting in Madison is setting records, city officials say.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/27/2016)
Since Sept. 26, the city has issued 35,497 absentee ballots, 31,241 of which have been returned to be counted, according to City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl. The old record of absentee ballots issued was 32,012 in November 2008. The old mark for absentee ballots returned to be counted was 29,199 in November 2012.

Dear Simon, Check out this 1964 bike helmet

Shared at CityLab, originally published in Popular Science.   ("The Female-Hairdo Bike Helmet That Never Really Caught On", 10/26/2016)

Who knows?  Maybe your prototype will take off.

Double irony alert: The wheezing Frank Miele puts his own biases front and center for all to see

COLUMN: Dishonest media 101: ‘Your bias is showing’.  (Daily Inter Lake, 10/23/2016)

Photo by Retiring Guy's dad (1955)

Links to more huffing and puffing found here.

Learn more about Frank Miele via Montana Cowgirl.

NoRoJo2016: Ron Johnson, climate change denier

Quoted in Chris Rickert: Ron Johnson not afraid to speak 'truthiness' to climate change.  (, 10/27/2016)

Rickert consulted Jonathan Martin, professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at UW-Madison, about Johnson's statement and was told, in so many words, "This guy is full of shit."  (A very broad translation, of course.)

Other NoRoJo2016 posts:
Chapter 1.  (1/2/2013)
Chapter 2.  (1/10/2013)
Chapter 3.  (2/12/2013)
Chapter 4.  (2/13/2013)
Chapter 5   (3/11/2013)
Chapter 6.  (3/25/2013)
Chapter 7.  (4/8/2013)
Chapter 8.  (4/9/2013)
Chapter 9.  (4/12/2013)
Chapter 10. (4/14/2013)
Chapter 11.  (5/2/2013)  
Chapter 12.  (8/15/2013)
Chapter 13: One-trick pony?  (10/17/2013)
Chapter 14.  (10/24/2013)
Chapter 15.  (2/19/2014)
Chapter 16.  (3/15/2014)
Ron Johnson for President? Well, he might as well give it a go since he's not going to be re-elected U.S. Senator.  (5/14/2014)

Ron Johnson:  The sunshine of their love.  (6/18/2014) 
Chapter 19.  If only:  The early arrival of NoRoJo16.  (7/21/2014) 
Chapter 20:  As if we need more evidence.  (8/3/2014) 
Chapter 21.  Time to "ween off" RoJo.  (8/8/2014) 
Chapter 22.  The empty head addresses Cuba.  (12/22/2014)
Chapter 23.  We Really Don't Need Another 6 Years of Deep-Red Embarrassment.  (1/9/2015) 
Chapter 24.  Retiring Guy's illustrated dictionary:  'meaningless'.  (4/19/2015) 
Chapter 25.  Ron Johnson talks out of both sides of his mouth regarding 'career politicians'.  (5/17/2015)
Chapter 26.  The company he keeps.  (12/15/2015)
Chapter 27.  Dear Ron Johnson, Some of your best buds in the U.S. Senate are career politicians.  (2/4/2016)
Chapter 28.  Ron Johnson misreads the Constitution and misinterprets originalism.  (2/15/2016)
Chapter 29:  Dear Ron Johnson, How do you possibly expect to get reelected with these numbers?  (2/25/2016)
Chapter 30.  Two guys with low favorable ratings visit La Crosse.  (2/29/2016)
Chapter 31.  Ron Johnson:  Not our senator.  (3/15/2016)
Chapter 32.  Dear Ron Johnson, Let me speak frankly; you don't have a prayer! (3/17/2016)
Chapter 33.  Ron Johnson mouthpiece speaks up for silent boss.  (6/7/2016)
Chapter 34.  Dubya:  I'm with Rojo!  (6/18/2016)
Chapter 35.  Dear Ron Johnson, Most of us started at the bottom. It's no big deal.  (6/22/2016)
Chapter 36.  Ron Johnson, former dishwasher, is wrong again.  (6/28/2016)`
Chapter 37.  Even30/2016) the Senate Leadership Fund sez NoRoJo2016.  (6/30/2016)
Chapter 38. In Ron Johnson's world, freedom and limited government trump health insurance for cancer.  (7/2/2016)
Chapter 39.  Ron Johnson tramples on disability rights, concept of 'justice for all'.  (7/3/2016)
Chapter 40.  The Ron Johnson college course catalog.  (8/24/2016)
Chapter 41.  A tale of two Homeland Security Committee chairmen.  (9/9/2016)
Chapter 42.  Ron Johnson deserves an early retirement.  (10/7/2016)

When Donald Trump walks in the room

Transcribed in What Drives Donald Trump?  Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show.   (The New York Times, 10/25/2016)

One of the British Invasion bands, the Searchers scored their 6th single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964 with "When You Walk in the Room", written by Jackie DeShannon.  It debuted, inauspiciously, at #97 for the week ending October 17th, peaked at #35, and fell away after 7 weeks.  DeShannon's version spent a single week on the Hot 100 in January 1964, at #99. 

Related posts:
Donald Trump's skiing humiliation.  (10/27/2016)
Donald Trump on Peggy Lee.  (10/26/2016)
Donald Trump on "The Lords of Discipline".  (10/26/2016)