Monday, October 22, 2018

Here's the real story UPDATE: Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP legislators plagiarizing "model legislation" from ALEC

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

Original 10/20/2018 starts here.

Reported in Scott Walker Has a History of Signing Plagiarized ALEC Bills . (The Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch, 10/19/2018)

ALEC Exposed.

ALEC goes to Wisconsin:
UPDATE. Leah Vukmir all smiles receving her Iron Lady award from ALEC.  (8/23/2018)
Dear Charles and David Koch, Mission accomplished! Love, Scott Fitzgerald.  (3/16/2016)
The 17 white GOP legislators who "inspired" today's Day Without Latinos rally in Madison (and where they live).  (2/18/2016)
Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) on the issues and working together. (2/11/2016)
 GOP State Sen. Frank Lasee's ALEC bill promotes private water companies' workforce issues.  (1/27/2016)
While Scott Walker blathers about his jobs focus, Wisconsin Republicans continue to push an ALEC agenda.  (1/25/2016)

The big, the bold Scott Walker promises more ALEC model policy plagiarism for Wisconsin.  (11/7/2015)
Time for another Republican hypocrisy alert! (10/23/2015)
Get me rewrite: Wisconsin lawmakers eye ALEC model legislation to end state's prevailing wage laws.  (4/5/2015)
Why do Republicans call it 'worker freedom'? Because the Koch Brothers say so.  (3/7/2015)
Scott Walker: Putting the power of government into the hands of the Koch Brothers.  (2/23/2015)
Since 2008 Scott Walker pledges his allegiance to the Koch Brothers.  (2/21/2015)
Why drug tests for recipients of public aid in Wisconsin?  Because the Koch Brothers say so.  (2/10/2015)
Rep. Lee Nerison (R-Westby) Does ALEC's "Ag-Gag" Bidding.  (2/9/2015)
Van Wanggaard toes the ALEC line.  (2/7/2015)
Meet Scott Walker's "ideas" men.  (1/29/2015)
The Koch Brothers bring you "The Big and the Bold".  (1/24/2015)

Chris Kapenga, ALEC waterboy, is at it again. (12/11/2014)
UPDATED:  They pledge allegiance to the Koch Brothers.  (11/19/2014)
Of course, Kapenga hasn't drafted a bill; it's already been done for him.  (12/4/2014)
Here's an example of what happens when people don't pay attention.  (10/8/2014)
Speaking of plagiarism: The Kapenga Chronicles   (9/27/2014)
ALEC tools Leah Vukmir and Alberta Darling go off the deep end.  (9/22/2014)
Speaking of plagiarism.  (9/20/2014)
ALEC tools Leah Vukmir and Alberta Darling go off the deep end.  (9/22/2014)
Just what the Wisconsin legislature needs:  Another ALEC disciple.  (8/7/2014)
Let's connect the dots from Leah Vukmir to the American Legislative Exchange Council.  (7/21/2014)
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)

Robin Vos believes in selective transparency of the kind advanced by the American Legislative Exchange Council.  (12/24/2013)
ALEC transparency?  Up to a point.  (12/13/2013)
Background on the National Conference of State Legislatures for Leah.  (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)
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)

What the Koch Brothers left under Scott Walker's 2010 Christmas tree.  (6/19/2012)

New Madison-area Fleet Farm now open at state highway 19 and Interstate 39/90/94

Photo and video by Retiring Guy

Original 8/8/2018 post, "Fleet Farm to open new Madison area store at state highway 19 and Interstate 39/90/94", starts here.

Is Mills Fleet Farm getting ready to rumble with Blain's Farm & Fleet?

Fleet Farm to build store at Highway 19 and Interstate 39-90-94.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 12/20/2017)
The $25 million project comes less than two years after the Brainerd, Minnesota, company was purchased by KKR of New York, one of the country’s largest investment firms, in a move designed to add stores to its lineup of 37 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota. Wisconsin is home to 18 stores, but others are planned or under construction in Kenosha, Ocononowoc, Eau Claire and Delavan.
Mills Fleet Farm launches aggressive expansion plan, aiming to double in size in 6 years.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/3/2018)
That, and the strong possibility that Mills will expand into Illinois, could bring the retailer into closer competition with the similarly named but separate Blain’s Farm & Fleet, a Janesville-based chain that sells some of the same types of merchandise. 
Historically, there has been little overlap in the territories of the two retailers. The great majority of Mills stores are in eastern and central Wisconsin, and in Minnesota. The great majority of the 38 Blain’s stores are in southern and southwestern Wisconsin, and in northern Illinois.

Overpriced fixer-upper UPDATE. No activity to speak of more than two months later

Photo by Retiring Guy

8/6/2018 update, "It appears that a number of items are still on back order", starts here.

Garage door


Plants for landscaping

Weedcutter.  Sod.  More fencing, plants.

7/13/2018 update, "Does new siding do the trick?  I don't think so!", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

6/4/2018 update, "As far as I'm concerned, still a loooong way to go to $415,000", starts here.

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Original 4/30/2018 post, "1940s house to get promised revamp, asks $415K", starts here.

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Self-professed condo expert Lynn Holley is attempting to upgrade and flip the ashtray of The Meadows for a flat-out obscene price. 

I remember delivering candy orders here back when the boys were in grade school.  Once the front door opened, the smell of state cigarette smoke was overwhelming. 

Shoulda been a teardown, like what's happening just around the corner.

Photos by Retiring Guy

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