Saturday, September 20, 2014

Speaking of Plagiarism....

According to Jay Stampen, Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at University of Wisconsin-Madison, we're not being represented.
"The implication is that legislators are serving ALEC more than the people of the state.  The people aren't the source of the ideas that are going into the state. It is super lobbyists like ALEC."

Related article:
Scott Walker, GOP Slip ALEC Education Agenda Into Wisconsin Budget.  (The Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, 5/23/2013)

Other ALEC posts:
Just what the Wisconsin legislature needs:  Another ALEC disciple.  (8/7/2014)
Missouri voters enshrine ALEC's "Right to Farm" idea within its state constitution.  (8/6/2014) 
Welcome to Todd Grayson's Alice-in-Wonderland world.  (7/19/2014) 
I'd like to suggest some alternate wording, please: Cross out "Legislative committees are", insert "The American Legislative Exchange Council is".  (4/16/2014)
Meet Chris Kapenga, R-Waterboy, representing the grate state of ALEC.  (2/18/2014)
Sen. Paul Farrow throws a hissy fit (which is transcribed in this news release).  (2/7/2014)
Also known Aas the American Legislative Exchange Council's Super-Majority Act.  (12/24/2013)
Robin Vos believes in selective transparency of the kind advanced by the American Legislative Exchange Council.  (12/24/2013)
Background on the National Conference of State Legislatures for Leah.  (12/12/2013)
ALEC transparency?  Up to a point.  (12/12/2013)
From ALEC to Andre to us: Rep. Jacque (R-DePere) whittles model bill down to the basics.  (9/1/2013)
NRA/ALEC "Docs and Glocks" law finally makes its way to Wisconsin.  (6/18/2013)
Robin Vos, "an ALEC Wisconsin Foot Soldier" (SourceWatch).  (6/13/2013)
Pat McCrory Cain't Say "No" to ALEC.. (6/10/2013)
ALEC'd to Death: Wisconsin Republicans Continues to Depend on the Koch Brothers' Playbook. (6/7/2013)
ALEC's State Budget Reform Toolkit: "Asset Sale and Lease Opportunities".  (6/6/2013)
Selling State Properties? It's in the ALEC Playbook.  (5/22/2013)
More cookie-cutter legislation from ALEC.  (4/7/2013)
The New York Times Provides an overview of school choice without mentioning ALEC's orchestration.  (3/28/2013)
Selling state properties:  It's in the ALEC toolkit.  (2/17/2013)
Performance funding: They love this stuff at the Lumina Foundation and ALEC. (11/19/2012)
Splashy full-page ad for a movie few want to see.  (9/30/2012)
AT&;T, ALEC have their way with South Carolina legislature.  (7/2/2012)
What the Koch Brothers left under Scott Walker's 2010 Christmas tree.  (6/19/2012)“
….really, what ALEC is, is a bipartisan association of state legislators….” (Wisconsin State Senate version, 4/10/2012)“

Daniel Otterbein (1941-2014) Warren High School Class of 1959

Warren Players
1959 Dragon yearbook

Daniel's activities include:   
Assembly Program 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Choristers 3; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Evening of Plays 3, 4; Football 2; German Club  3, 4; Hi-Y 2; Junior Play Cast 3; Senior Play Cast 4; Wrestling 2, 3.

Also on the page
Patricia Joanna "Jenny" O'Hara, the class of 1959's "Best Actress", has 133 mostly TV credits on her resume.  She also has a number of Broadway credits, including the lead in the original version of the musical "Promises Promises", co-starring with Jerry Orbach.
"Daniel" has never gone out of fashion.

One of the biggest songs of the year, "Personality" was in the top 10 when the class of '59 graduated.

Wisconsin Fall Election Preview: Assembly District 30

A Democrat and a Libertarian challenge a Republican incumbent.

Dean Knudson, Republican incumbent

Darrel Laumann, Democratic challenger
Laurie Kroeger, Libertarian challenger

30th Assembly District

Public libraries in the 30th Assembly District
Hazel Mackin Community Library, Roberts
Hudson Area Library
River Falls Public Library

Academic library
Chalmer Davee Library, UW-River Falls

Related posts and notes:

1st Senate District  (9/6/2014)
2nd Senate District.  7-term Republican Rob Cowles (Green Bay) is not up for re-election this year.   Cowles also served in the Assembly from 1982 to 1987.
3rd Senate District:  3-term Democrat Tim Carpenter (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.
4th Senate District.  Three-term Democrat Lena Taylor (Milwaukee) is not up for re-election this year.
5th Senate District (9/8/2014)
6th Senate District.  Freshman Democrat Nikiya Harris Dodd (Milwaukee) is not up for re-election this year.
  • 16th Assembly District.  11-term Democrat Leon Young (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.
  • 17th Assembly District (sorry, somehow got lost in the shuffle; need to re-do)
  • 18th Assembly District.  Freshman Democrat Evan Goyke (Milwaukee) is running unopposed.
 7th Senate District.  (9/9/2014)
8th Senate District.  6-term Republican Alberta Darling (River Hills) is not up for re-election this year.   Darling also served 2 1/2 years in the Assembly (May 1990-January 1993)
9th Senate District.  (9/15/2014)
10th Senate District.  4-term Republican Sheila Harsdorf (River Falls) is not up for re-election this year.  Harsdorf also served 12 years in the Assembly (1989-2001)

Fond du Lac County: Public Library Circulation and Program Attendance, 1996-2013

2010 population:  101,633

Public libraries in Fond du Lac County

      % change (1996-2013)
      • Circulation: 24.2%
      • Program attendance:  72.6% 

        Line graphs data sourceWisconsin Public Library Service Data

        Related posts: (with 1996-2013 % changes)

        Adams County.  (9/1/2014)
        • Circulation:  320%
        • Program attendance:  132%
        Ashland County (9/2/2014)
        • Circulation:  13.5%
        • Program attendance:  116%
        Barron County  (9/3/2014)
        • Circulation:  32.1%
        • Program attendance:   237%
        Bayfield County (9/4/2014)
        • Circulation:  127%
        • Program attendance:   (7.2%)
        Brown County (9/5/2014)
        • Circulation:  35.2%
        • Program attendance:   (22.3%)
        Buffalo County (9/6/2014)
        • Circulation:  1.9%
        • Program attendance:  812%
        Burnett County (9/7/2014)
        • Circulation:  104%
        • Program attendance  466%
        Calumet County (9/8/2014)
        • Circulation: (32.7%)
        • Program attendance  20.0%
        Chippewa County (9/9/2014)
        • Circulation: 24.6%
        • Program attendance  28.8%
        Clark County (9/10/2014)
        • Circulation: 21.6%
        • Program attendance  86.5%
        Columbia County (9/11/2014)
        • Circulation: 40.5%
        • Program attendance  84.2%
        Crawford  County (9/12/2014)
        • Circulation: 58.1%
        • Program attendance  (28.3%)
        Dane County (9/13/2014)
        • Circulation: 83.0%
        • Program attendance  246%
        Dodge County (9/14/2014)
        • Circulation: 53.9%
        • Program attendance  186%
        Door County (9/15/2014)
        • Circulation: 23.2%
        • Program attendance  (7.1%)
        Douglas County (9/16/2014)
        • Circulation: 81.1%
        • Program attendance:  33.9% 
        Dunn County (9/17/2014)
        • Circulation: 14.2%
        • Program attendance:  178% 
        Eau Claire County (9/18/2014)
        • Circulation: 23.7%
        • Program attendance:  86.6% 
        Florence County (9/19/2014)
        • Circulation: 251%
        • Program attendance:  195% 

        Friday, September 19, 2014