Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Janet Porter speaks to sharply declining percentage of Americans


And blinded-by-the-light folks like Janet probably deserves a lot of credit for this slide.


Janet Porter: God Will Hold You Accountable For Not Voting For Trump. (RightWingWatch, 8/22/2016)



Related reading:
America’s Changing Religious Landscape.  Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow.  (Pew Research, 5/12/2016)

UPDATE: Working overtime, duskily, at Pyare Square demolition






Pyare Square slowly disappears from Shorewood Hills landscape.  (Capital Times, 8/20/2016)
You'll find 2 of my videos accompanying this article.

8/19/2016 update, "Pyare Square down to skeletal halfsies", starts here.






8/14/2016.  Down to the 11th floor.






(7/26/2016 update.)  Pyare Square Building being slowly demolished after 47 years of prominence on West Side.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/20/2016)

All photos by Retiring Guy

Completed in 1969.  Original tenant:  Wisconsin Department of  Natural Resources.


A 2008 proposal to convert the building to condominiums proved to be a case of bad timing as far as the housing market was concerned.



7/15/2016 update, " The White Building becoming shell of former self, soon to be nothing at all", start here.


Photos by Retiring Guy


From the March 2016 Shorewood Hill Village Bulletin:



Looks like it's not completely a top-down demolition.


Original 7/2/2016 post, Say goodbye to The White Building, a.k.a. Pyare Square', starts here.

Pretty soon I won't have to use the tree as a cover-up.

 All photos by Retiring Guy

Pyare Square is in the procees of being torn down, and an apartment complex is taking its place.



The video version.




When my wife and I first moved to the area, there used to be a restaurant in the section behind the tower.  We went there just once, for the fish fry, and it was terrible.



Based on what I heard the other day, we won't be seeing this view much longer.   (I have yet to see anything in print about the project, however.)



Related post:
"The White Building": What's Going to Happen to Pyare Square?  (9/16/2014)

Donald Trump: Stuck in the middle of 1952



Quoted in Trump Off Camera: The Man Behind The 'In-Your-Face Provocateur.  (NPR, 8/23/2016 )

Other emo posts:
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 6 year old promotes gun nonsense.  (8/9/2016)
Dear Donald Trump, I was wrong; you don't have the emotional development of a 12 year old. My apologies. (6/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old cruising on inheritance.  (6/20/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tweets more nonsense.  (5/14/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old resorts to name-calling when zinged.  (5/11/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old has a very important, major engagement.  (3/16/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old still makes case for his beautiful, powerful, large penis.  (3/6/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old brags he's the only one who can beat Clinton.  (3/3/2016)
Presidential candidate with the emotional development of a 12 year old disavows.  (3/1/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old wings it.  (2/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old weighs in on Rubio and last night's debate.  (2/26/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tells us how he really feels.  (2/23/2016)
Yes, Donny, get angry, cuz we want a brave man, a cave man.  (2/22/2016)
Thin-skinned Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old fires volley at Pope.  (2/18/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old should go ahead and put it in the want ads.  (1/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old plans to skip debate.  (1/27/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old reacts to SOTU.  (1/13/2016)

The Towering Isthmus: Another development starts to rise along East Washington Avenue in Madison Wisconsin


In the very early stage.

Photos by Retiring Guy

New plans unveiled for Madison Dairy site on East Washington Avenue.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/12/2015)
Stone House Development has submitted plans with the city for a 10-story building that would include 200 apartments, more than 12,000 square feet of retail space and a parking facility for 355 vehicles on the former Madison Dairy Produce Co. site, 1000 East Washington Ave.


This stretch of the East Wash streetscape has changed considerably during the past few years.  (Constellation in foreground, Galaxie in center-right background.)




Related posts:
Madison East Washington Festival Foods is open for business.  (4/13/2016)
The balconies of the Constellation.  (4/19/2015)
The Constellation burns in reflected sunlight.  (1/11/2015)
The Constellation rises above the treetops.  (9/7/2014)

Other "Towering Isthmus" posts:
UPDATE. The Towering Isthmus, Anchor Bank Capitol Square development.  (8/9/2016)
AC Hotel Madison at East Washington & North Webster (view from Capitol observation deck).  (7/4/2016) 
UPDATE. The Towering Isthmus: hubBa with cranes wingspan.  (7/4/2016)
UPDATE: The Towering Isthmus: Uncommon eyesore. (5/5/2016)
UPDATE: The Towering Isthmus: Capitol's Edge Apartments.  (2/27/2016)
UPDATE:  The Lux on West Johnson Street.  (1/15/2016)
UPDATE:  Madison Plan Commission rejects 10-story boutique hotel to take place of Pahl Tire.  (10/14/2015)
UPDATE:  9 more stories to go.  (9/26/2015)
670,000 square foot development risin' on the 800 block of East Washington.  (4/19/2015)
Sleeping and entertainment destination to rise in the middle of this photo.  (1/11/2015)
A behemoth hogs the skyline from Bascom Hill.  (12/14/2014)
Cranes at dusk.  (12/11/2014)
UPDATE: The Towering Isthmus: The Towers of Porta Bella.  (11/23/2013)
The Hub, the new hulk in town.  (11/16/2014)
North Bedford Street Project Still in the Proposal Stage.  (11/11/2014)
Coming soon: Another chapter in The Towering Isthmus Saga? (9/19/2014)
Blue Velvet.  (9/10/2014)
The New Edgewater Hotel gets ready for its fireworks celebration.  (9/10/2014) 
Among the first wave of towers on the Isthmus.  (9/9/2014)
For those of you who haven't stood at the intersection of West Gilman and State Street in Madison Wisconsin lately.  (9/9/2014)
A tree grows on West Gilman Street.  (9/9/2014) 
Nobly or otherwise, this is no longer the question.  (9/8/2014) 
Deconstruction complete at 17, 19, 25 North Webster and 201 East Mifflin Streets.  (9/7/2014)
The towering isthmus (left to right).  (8/27/2014)
The Towering Isthmus (and the 3 cranes): For folks who can afford the view.  (7/22/2014) 
That Was Then, This is Now: The 400 Block of West Gilman.  (7/18/2014)
New housing rising.  (5/8/2014)
Cranes over Porta Bella.  (4/22/2014)

UPDATE: Democrat Tony Lee challenges one-term GOP incumbent David Steffen in Wisconsin Assembly 4th District




Legislative/campaign websites:
Steffen won 59% of the vote in this race against Chris Plaunt in 2014.

Related election posts:
UPDATE: 6 years later, Andre Jacque comfortably ensconced in Wisconsin State Assembly.  (7/11/2016)
Three State Assembly representatives from Milwaukee running for re-election unopposed in 2016.  (7/12/2016)
State Assembly races: 3 suburban Milwaukee Republicans running unopposed.  (7/19/2016)
Wisconsin State Assembly incumbents Mursau, Ballweg, Schraa running unopposed this fall.  (7/25/2016)
Rock County Wisconsin Assembly incumbents Kolste, Spreitzer running unopposed in fall election.  (7/26/2016)
UPDATE. Lynn Utesch challenges first-term incumbent Joel Kitchens in Wisconsin Assembly 1st District.  (8/22/2016)
UPDATE: 6 years later, Andre Jacque comfortably ensconced in Wisconsin Assembly (2nd District).  (8/22/2016)
UPDATE: Nonresident Ron Tusler wins Wisconsin State Assembly 3rd District GOP primary.  (8/10/2016)
UPDATE: Zamarripa beats Manriquez for 4th time in Wisconsin State Assembly 8th District Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
UPDATE: Incumbent Zepnick survives challenge in Wisconsin State Assembly 9th District Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
UPDATE: Self-proclaimed "I'm not perfect" candidate wins Wisconsin State Assembly 11th District Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
UPDATE: With 16th District primary win, Leon Young will serve 13th term in Wisconsin State Assembly.  (8/10/2016)
UPDATE: David Crowley wins open-seat 17th District Wisconsin State Assembly Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
UPDATE: Sinicki easily survives challenge in Wisconsin State Assembly 20th District Dem primary.  (8/10/2016)
UPDATE: Wisconsin State Assembly 21st Assembly District Dem primary winner to face Jessie Rodriguez in November.  (8/10/2016)
UPDATE: Rebecca Clarke easily wins Democratic primary in 26th Wisconsin State Assembly district.  (8/11/2016)
UPDATE: 1 blowout, 1 close race in Wisconsin State Assembly 29th District partisan primaries.  (8/11/2016)
UPDATE: Shannon Zimmerman wins Wisconsin Assembly District 30 GOP primary, promises to move there.  (8/11/2016)
UPDATE: College student wins Wisconsin Assembly 31st District Democratic primary.  (8/11/2016)
UPDATE: Bernie backer gets shellacked in Wisconsin Northwoods Assembly Democratic primary.  (8/11/2016)
UPDATE: Renea Frederick wins Wisconsin Assembly 35th District Democratic primary.  (8/12/2016)
UPDATE: Candidate who dropped out of Wisconsin Assembly 38th District Dem primary still receives 30% of vote.  (8/12/2016)
UPDATE: Don Vruwink wins Wisconsin Assembly 43th District Democratic primary election.  (8/12/2016)
UPDATE. Jimmy Anderson wins 3-way primary in 47th Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/13/2016)
UPDATE: Art Shrader easily wins 50th Wisconsin Assembly District Democratic primary.  (8/13/2016)
UPDATE. It's Dennis Hunt vs. Rob Summerfield in Wisconsin's 67th Assembly District fall general election.  (8/14/2016)
UPDATE.  David Gorski beats Russ Brown in Wisconsin's 72nd Assembly District Democratic primary.  (8/14/2016)
UPDATE. Feel the Bern: Wischmeier gets singed in challenge to Hillary supporter and 78AD incumbent Lisa Subeck.  (8/15/2016)
UPDATE. Sondy Pope easily dispatches faux Democrat in 80th Wisconsin Assembly District primary.  (8/17/2016)
UPDATE. With no Dem in fall election, Chuck Wichgers wins 83rd Wisconsin Assembly seat in GOP primary.  (8/17/2016)
UPDATE. John Spiros-Nancy Stencil rematch in 86th Wisconsin Assembly District.  (8/19/2016)
UPDATE. Mondovi mayor wins 92nd Wisconsin Assembly District primary in low-turnout election.  (8/19/2016)
UPDATE. Lena Taylor easily withstands Mandela Barnes challenge in 4th Wisconsin Senate District.  (8/21/2016)
UPDATE. It's Mark Harris vs. Dan Feyen in Wisconsin State Senate 18th District November election.  (8/21/2016)
UPDATE. Both Jen Shilling and Dan Kapanke win big in Wisconsin State Senate 32nd District primaries,  (8/21/2016)


Original 8/27/2014 post, "Wisconsin election preview Assembly 4th District", starts here.

Open seat.  The Republican incumbent, Chad Weininger, is now the Director of Administration, for Brown County, Wisconsin.


Dave Steffen, Republican candidate

Chris Plaunt, Democratic candidate

Results of the August 12, 2014, Republican primary


4th Assembly District


Public libraries in the District:
Brown County Public

Related articles:
Christopher Schaefer to run for 3rd Assembly District.  (NBC26, 4/1/2016)
Josh Young to seek Ott's state Assembly seat.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 4/1/2016)
Outagamie GOP chairman [Ron Tusler] to seek Ott's seat. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 4/19/2016)
Business owner Schinke seeks Assembly seat.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 4/29/2016)

Campaign webpages:
Christopher Schaefer for State Assembly
Bradley Schinke for Wisconsin State Assembly
Ron Tusler for Assembly
Josh Young State Assembly 3rd District