Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bush-Walker-Undecided 1-2-3 in Latest McClatchy-Marist Poll



McClatchy-Marist poll
  • 426 Republican and Republican-leaning independents interviewed
  • March 1-4, 2015
  • Margin of error:  +/-4.7%

 On the other hand, Scott Walker has a substantial lead among Tea Folk.




Related posts:
Don't know/no answer/somebody else/won't vote leads latest Quinnipiac Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/6/3015)
Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest Florida Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/3/2015)
Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest South Carolina Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/3/2015)
It's Walker, Bush, Unsure in 1st Nevada Presidential primary poll of the year.  (3/2/2015)
Quinnipiac poll: Scott Walker is the Tea Party favorite among likely caucus-goers in Iowa.  (2/26/2015)
Texas Poll: Scott Walker takes it to a couple of Texans on their home turf.  (2/25/2015)
Someone else/no one, Ben Carson have best 1-2 punch in Public Policy poll.  (2/24/2015)
'Undecided' leads, Scott Walker 2nd, in year's first California Republican Presidential primary poll.  (2/20/2015)
On the merry-go-round: Mike Huckabee takes the lead in the latest Republican Presidential preference poll.  (2/18/2015)
Give it up: "Favorite Son" Lindsey Graham ekes out an anemic 17% in South Carolina poll.  (2/17/2015)
New Hampshire: Jeb Bush holds slim lead among crowded GOP pack in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)
Mike Huckabee retakes Iowa lead, Walker falls to 3rd in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)
Another New Hampshire poll.  (2/8/2015)
How's Scott Walker doin' in New Hampshire? It depends upon what poll you read.  (2/8/2015)
One year before primary, New Hampshire, one of our whitest states, shows a preference for Scott Walker.  (2/5/2015)
Adding up 1st and 2nd choices, we find that Scott Walker is tied with "Don't Know" in latest Fox News poll.  (1/30/2015)
Jeb Bush starts to break away from the pack in latest CNN/ORC poll.  (12/30/2014)
Jeb Bush on top with 14% in latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.  (12/19/2014) 
McClatchy-Marist poll of 1,140 national adults (December 3-9, 2014).  (12/16/2014) 

David Valone (1939-2015) Warren High School Class of 1959


Warren Times Observer

1959 Dragon yearbook

'David' never reached #1 but has been one of the most consistently popular names for more than 100 years.


'Lonely Boy" was one of the biggest hits during the summer of 1959.



Other members of the class of '59.
Daniel Otterbein.  (9/20/2014)
Jeanne Williams.  (5/25/2014)
Clara Swanson Carlson.  (5/22/2014)

Why do Republicans call it 'worker freedom'? Because the Koch Brothers say so



The Koch Brothers' American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) provides 'copy-ready' legislation on the topic of Worker Freedom, a 'Right to Work Act' being at the top of the list.

Wisconsin Republicans certainly weren't shy about cribbing from it.


The Insignificance of the Iowa Caucuses


Republicans Set Up Shop in Iowa, Where Few Will Prosper.  (The New York Times, 3/6/2015)
The sliver of the party’s registered voters that turns out on a frigid winter night to caucus for a presidential candidate is smaller than the population of Stamford, Conn., which is about 121,500. Caucus-goers are 99 percent white, and far more likely to be rural and evangelical Christians than Republicans are nationally. 

Oh, and their recent record of picking winners is not so good. Just ask President Rick Santorum.




Iowa caucus-goers by the numbers.  (CNN, 1/3/2012)

Related posts:
Quinnipiac poll: Scott Walker is the Tea Party favorite among likely caucus-goers in Iowa.  (2/26/2015)
Mike Huckabee retakes Iowa lead, Walker falls to 3rd in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)

100 Years of Frank Sinatra: "You'll Never Know"


Frank Sinatra recorded "You'll Never Know" in New York City in June 1943.  The Popular Song website ranks it as #26 among the top popular songs of the year.



Music by Harry Warren ("That's Amore", "There Will Never Be Another You").  Lyrics by Mack Gordon ("Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Down Argentine Way").
  
The song was inspired by a poem written by Dorothy Fern Norris, a war bride from Oklahoma whose husband was fighting in World War II.  

Sung by Alice Faye, the song was introduced in the movie Hello, Frisco, Hello and won the Academy Award for 'Best Original Song'.

In the meantime, I'll never know exactly when or where this group photo was taken.  It might have during my dad's Augustana Seminary internship in New England, although I think he would have been balder, other photos from this period of his life providing the evidence.   (Dad is at the far left in the 3rd row.)



Other Frank Sinatra 100 posts:
"Our Love".  (2/14/2015)
"I'll Never Smile Again".  (2/15/2015)
"Fools Rush In".  (2/16/2015)
"Dolores".  (2/17/2015)
"Oh Look At Me Now".  (2/18/2015)
"This Love of Mine".  (2/20/2015)
"There Are Such Things."  (2/24/2015)
"Night and Day".  (2/26/2015)
"The Night We Called It a Day".  (2/27/2015)
Paramount Theater, December 30, 1942.  (3/2/2015)
Reveille with Beverly.  (3/4/2015)
 

No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative Mark Walker, North Carolina's 6th Congressional District


Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Text source Mark Walker U.S. Congress

'Tea Party darling' Rep. Walker was elected to a 1st term with 59% of the vote in 2014.

Recommended viewing for Rep. Walker and constituents in his north-central Carolina district.

The Impact of Global Warming on North Carolina.  (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)

No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.

Alabama Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives.   (Their anti-environmentalism can be summed up in one world:  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
Mississippi Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Missouri Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives 
Montana Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Nebraska Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Nevada Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New Hampshire Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 New Jersey Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New Mexico Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New York Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 North Carolina Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives

Wisconsin Public Library Holdings: Pepin County Print, Audio, Video (1996-2013)


NOTE: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.  

2010 population:  7,469

Public libraries in Pepin County



        Percentage change by format, 1996-2013


        Other posts in this series:
        Adams County.  (1/5/2015)
        Ashland County.  (1/6/2015) 
        Barron County.  (1/7/2015) 
        Bayfield County.  (1/8/2015) 
        Brown County.  (1/9/2015)  
        Buffalo County.  (1/10/2015) 
        Burnett County.  (1/11/2015) 
        Calumet County.  (1/12/2015) 
        Chippewa County.  (1/13/2015)
        Clark County.  (1/14/2015)
        Columbia County.  (1/15/2015) 
        Crawford County.  (1/16/2015)
        Dane County.  (1/17/2015) 
        Dodge County.  (1/18/2015) 
        Door County.  (1/19/2015) 
        Douglas County.  (1/20/2015) 
        Dunn County.  (1/21/2015) 
        Eau Claire County.  (1/22/2015) 
        Florence County.  (1/23/2015)
        Fond du Lac County.  (1/24/2015) 
        Forest County.  (1/25/2015) 
        Grant County.  (1/26/2015) 
        Green County.  (1/27/2015)
        Green Lake County.  (1/29/2015) 
        Iowa County.  (1/30/2015) 
        Iron County.  (1/31/2015) 
        Jackson County.  (2/1/2015) 
        Jefferson County.  (2/2/2015) 
        Juneau County.  (2/3/2015) 
        Kenosha County.  (2/4/2015) 
        Kewaunee County.  (2/6/2015) 
        La Crosse County.  (2/7/2015) 
        Lafayette County.  (2/8/2015) 
        Langlade County.  (2/10/2015)
        Lincoln County.  (2/11/2015) 
        Manitowoc County.  (2/13/2015) 
        Marathon County.  (2/15/2015)
        Marinette County.  (2/18/2015) 
        Marquette County.  (2/19/2015) 
        Milwaukee County.  (2/20/2015) 
        Monroe County.  (2/24/2015) 
        Oconto County.  (2/26/2015) 
        Oneida County.  (2/28/2015) 
        Outagamie County.  (3/3/2015) 
        Ozaukee County.  (3/5/2015)


        Other Wisconsin public library statistics series:

        Public Library Circulation and Program Attendance, 1996-2013.  (Complete)

        Public Access Internet Computers (1999-2013) and Print Serial Subscriptions (1996-2013).  (Complete)

        Total Annual Hours of Operation (1996-2013) and Total Square Footage (2000-2012) of Wisconsin Public Libraries.  (Through Vernon County as of 3/6/2015)

        Friday, March 6, 2015

        Walker Remains Tea Party Favorite in Latest Quinnipiac Republican Presidential Primary Poll



        Related post
        Quinnipiac Poll: Scott Walker is the Tea Party Favorite Among Likely Caucus-Goers in Iowa.  (2/26/2015)

        Don't know/no answer/somebody else/won't vote leads latest Quinnipiac Republican Presidential primary poll



        Walker, Bush In Tight Race Among U.S. Republicans, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds.  (Quinnipiac University, 3/5/2015)
        • 554 Republican interviewed
        • Margin of error:  +/-4.2%

        Related posts:
        Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest Florida Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/3/2015)
        Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest South Carolina Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/3/2015)
        It's Walker, Bush, Unsure in 1st Nevada Presidential primary poll of the year.  (3/2/2015)
        Quinnipiac poll: Scott Walker is the Tea Party favorite among likely caucus-goers in Iowa.  (2/26/2015)
        Texas Poll: Scott Walker takes it to a couple of Texans on their home turf.  (2/25/2015)
        Someone else/no one, Ben Carson have best 1-2 punch in Public Policy poll.  (2/24/2015)
        'Undecided' leads, Scott Walker 2nd, in year's first California Republican Presidential primary poll.  (2/20/2015)
        On the merry-go-round: Mike Huckabee takes the lead in the latest Republican Presidential preference poll.  (2/18/2015)
        Give it up: "Favorite Son" Lindsey Graham ekes out an anemic 17% in South Carolina poll.  (2/17/2015)
        New Hampshire: Jeb Bush holds slim lead among crowded GOP pack in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)
        Mike Huckabee retakes Iowa lead, Walker falls to 3rd in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)
        Another New Hampshire poll.  (2/8/2015)
        How's Scott Walker doin' in New Hampshire? It depends upon what poll you read.  (2/8/2015)
        One year before primary, New Hampshire, one of our whitest states, shows a preference for Scott Walker.  (2/5/2015)
        Adding up 1st and 2nd choices, we find that Scott Walker is tied with "Don't Know" in latest Fox News poll.  (1/30/2015)
        Jeb Bush starts to break away from the pack in latest CNN/ORC poll.  (12/30/2014)
        Jeb Bush on top with 14% in latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.  (12/19/2014) 
        McClatchy-Marist poll of 1,140 national adults (December 3-9, 2014).  (12/16/2014) 

        28 Republican White Guys in Georgia State Senate Sponsor Bill to Legalize Discrimination


        And they all look pretty dang happy about it.

        ‘Religious liberty’ measure passes Georgia Senate.  (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3/5/2015)
        The proposal has been at the center of one of the fiercest debates at the Capitol this year, with supporters casting it as a new line of defense to protect people of any religion from interference. Opponents warn it’s a discriminatory end run on the First Amendment that could allow business owners to cite religious beliefs to deny people service.

        The Freedom from Tolerance Caucus


        (Looks like William "Bill" Jackson wins the daily double.)

        a.k.a Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act (page 1)



        Related post:

        Increasingly, Republican Legislators Consider Bills to Legalize Discrimination


        States Weigh Legislation to Let Businesses Refuse to Serve Gay Couples.  (The New York Times, 3/5/2015)

        Photo credit:  Oklahoma Senate
        Text sourceThe New York Times

        Perhaps the blank space next to "Education" tells us all we need to know about Senator Silk.


         Oklahoma Senate Bill 440
        a.k.a. Oklahoma Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015

        I suspect residents of Wells Maine, library staff in particular, are looking forward to spring







        Wells is located 33 miles southwest of Portland.

        Source of map and population:  Wikipedia


        No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative Virginia Foxx, North Carolina's 5th Congressional District


        Photo sourceU.S. Congress
        Text sourceHuffington Post

        Rep. Foxx was re-elected to a 6th term with 61% of the vote in 2014.

        Recommended viewing for Rep. Foxx and constituents in her northwestern Carolina district.

        Monitoring Climate Change in the Smokies.  (National Park Service)

        No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.

        Alabama Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives.   (Their anti-environmentalism can be summed up in one world:  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
        Mississippi Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
        Missouri Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives 
        Montana Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
        Nebraska Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
        Nevada Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
        New Hampshire Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
         New Jersey Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
        New Mexico Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
        New York Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
         North Carolina Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives