Thursday, January 29, 2015

Delores Brady Geer (1946-2015) Warren Area High School Class of 1964




1964 Dragon yearbook

"Delores" is long out of favor.

This Dolores likely had something to do with the popularity of the name in the 1920s and 30s.

"Love Me Do" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late May 1964.



Other members of the class of 1964:
Judith McCool Madigan.  (1/26/2015)
Julia Barhight Verdot.  (9/5/2014)
Charles Lyon.  (1/12/2014)

Meet Scott Walker's "Ideas" Men




ALEC goes to Wisconsin:
The Koch Brothers bring you "The Big and the Bold".  (1/24/2015)
Chris Kapenga, ALEC waterboy, is at it again. (12/11/2014)
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)
Just what the Wisconsin legislature needs:  Another ALEC disciple.  (8/7/2014)
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)
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)“
….really, what ALEC is, is a biparti

Scott Walker, Meet the Winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus

Photo credit:  Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia
Text source:  Politico (1/20/2012)


The last two winners have have been far-right conservative faves.


Related posts:
Headline news: Sounds as though Scott Walker is most eager to follow Iowa Governor's suggestion.  (1/25/2015)
Scott Walker's next dance moves.  (12/17/2014)
What GOP Presidential hopefuls are visiting Iowa and how often?  (11/30/2014)
Speaking of checking off the boxes, I don't think Scott Walker fares too well here.  (11/24/2014)
In Wisconsin, Scott Walker is just not that into us, but in neighboring Iowa, Republican caucus voters are just not that into Scott Walker.  (11/24/2014)
Iowa Republican caucus voters not singing Scott Walker's song.  (4/10/2014)

No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative Erik Paulsen, Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District


Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Text sourceYouPower

Rep. Paulsen was re-elected to a 4th term with 62% of the vote.  He doesn't serve on any environmental committees.

Recommended reading for Rep. Paulsen and the constituents in his suburban and exurb an Minneapolis district.

Adapting to Climate Change in Minnesota.  (Minnesota Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee, November 2013)
Climate change is already occurring in Minnesota and is affecting our state’s environmental, economic and social systems. Minnesota state government is concerned about the impacts of a changing climate on our natural resources, economy, health, and quality of life, and is taking action to address these emerging challenges.

No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.

Alabama Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives.   (Their anti-environmentalism can be summed up in one word:  coal.  Which is odd, since Alabama contributes a mere 1.9% of U.S. production, good enough for an overall ranking of 13.  The state's peak year of production:  1990)  
Alaska Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
  • At-large District.  Don Young (R).   Ridiculed environmentalists as a “self-centered bunch of waffle-stomping, Harvard-graduating, intellectual idiots.....not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.” 
 Arizona Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Arkansas Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
California Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Colorado Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
No House Republicans hail from Connecticut and Delaware. 
Florida Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Georgia Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Idaho Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Illinois Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Indiana Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Iowa Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Kansas Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Kentucky Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Louisiana Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Maine Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Maryland Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
No House Republicans in Massachusetts delegation.
Michigan Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Minnesota Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives

No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative John Kline, Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District


Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Text source: NRDC Action Fund

Rep. Kline was re-elected to a 7th term with 56% of the vote.  He doesn't serve on any environmental committees.

Recommended reading for Rep. Kline and the constituents in his southeastern Minnesota district.

Climate and Health.  (Minnesota Department of Health)

No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.

Alabama Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives.   (Their anti-environmentalism can be summed up in one word:  coal.  Which is odd, since Alabama contributes a mere 1.9% of U.S. production, good enough for an overall ranking of 13.  The state's peak year of production:  1990)  
Alaska Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
  • At-large District.  Don Young (R).   Ridiculed environmentalists as a “self-centered bunch of waffle-stomping, Harvard-graduating, intellectual idiots.....not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.” 
 Arizona Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Arkansas Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
California Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Colorado Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
No House Republicans hail from Connecticut and Delaware. 
Florida Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Georgia Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Idaho Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Illinois Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Indiana Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Iowa Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Kansas Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Kentucky Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Louisiana Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Maine Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Maryland Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
No House Republicans in Massachusetts delegation.
Michigan Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Minnesota Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives