Saturday, April 4, 2015

NEW! ANCIENT! CHEERIOS!


Photo by Retiring Guy

Fringe No More: 'Ancient Grains' Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety.  (NPR, 12/8/2014)
No one seems to know who first came up with the term "ancient grains." It certainly has little basis in history or botany. Spelt or quinoa or millet aren't older than oats or regular wheat; they're just more hard to find, and they've been relatively neglected by crop breeders. "You could just call them 'whole grains,' " admits Maria Speck, author of the cookbook Ancient Grains for Modern Meals.

Kansas Republican Attorney General Talks Up Obama Impeachment on his Radio Show

So much for the nonsense that it's mostly Democrats talking about impeachment.

Kobach says vote to impeach President Obama would probably pass in the U.S. House. (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/1/2015.  Not an April Fool's Day spoof.)


Related post:
What's the matter with Kansas?  (2/19/2015)

Other Obama impeachment posts:
Newly elected to the U.S. House, white guy from Texas yearns for Obama's impeachment.    (1/27/2015)
Rep. Walter Jones (R-North Carolina), House Cheerleader for Obama impeachment.  (12/4/2015)
Sore loser (former) Republican, "a bit of an eccentric", calls for Obama's impeachment.  (11/29/2014)
Another doctor calls for Obama's impeachment.  (11/23/2014)
Founder of the conservative Edmund Burke Institute throws another log on the Obama impeachment fire.  (11/23/2014)
Rep Walter Jones professes his love for the Constitution.  (11/22/2014)
Republican Congressman from Colorado doesn't receive the I-word memo.  (11/21/2014)
Can you find the oxymoron?  (11/19/2014)
Impeachment quote of the day.  (11/18/2014)

East Towne Mall Radio Shack not 1 of 1700 approved to keep open



Plan to Keep 1,700 RadioShack Stores Open Is Approved.   (The New York Times, 3/31/2015)

They all had to see it coming.
The deal with Standard General and Sprint is expected to save the jobs of about 7,500 of RadioShack’s 27,000 employees.

Related Radio Shack posts:
As you might have suspected, it was a quiet day at Radio Shack.  (12/19/2015) 
When Radio Shack was hot.  (9/17/2014)
The decline of Radio Shack and the use of figures of speech.  (8/20/2014)
Boogeying its way to doomsday. (5/7/2014)
Radio Shack too far behind to eat Amazon's dust.  (3/4/2014)
It's possible

Oklahoma Earthquakes: The Hits Just Keep on Coming


As Quakes Rattle Oklahoma, Fingers Point to Oil and Gas Industry. (The New York Times, 4/3/2015)

From 29 earthquakes in 2000 to 5417 in 2014.
The mechanics of wastewater-induced earthquakes are straightforward: Soaked with enough fluid, a layer of rock expands and gets heavier. Earthquakes can occur when the pressure from the fluid reaches a fault, either through direct contact with the soaked rock or indirectly, from the expanding rock. Seismologists have documented such quakes in Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas and elsewhere since the 1960s. 

Reported yesterday.

 

Indiana Legislature Annihilates Advance America's Dream of a Religious Discrimination Act




Related posts:
Rand Paul finds himself in like-minded company.  (4/3/2015) 
Remember Scott Walker right-to-work 'distraction'? Meet his 'have to see' religious freedom restoration act!  (4/1/2015)
Advance America goes hysterical over threat to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as signed by Governor Pence.  (4/1/2015)
For Advance America, Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is 'great news!'  (3/31/2015)

Tracking the Florida Republican Presidential Primary Polls (January-March 2015)



In January it looked as though Florida might be a cakewalk for Jeb Bush, who served as the state's governor from 1999 to 2007.  Then along came Scott Walker's highly orchestrated appearance at the Iowa Freedom Summit, hosted by conservative nutburger Steve King.

Both Bush and Florida's junior U.S. Senator Marco Rubio have been treading water since the January poll.   In fact, from the looks of it, the only category enjoying a boost is "Don't know/no answer".

Related posts:
Ohio Republican presidential primary poll: Ohio Governor Kasich leads the pack.  (4/3/2015)
Tracking the national Republican presidential primary polls.  (4/3/2015)
Republican presidential primary polls: The current top 5 preferences.  (4/2/2015)
New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary voters are having trouble making up their minds.  (3/31/2015)
Another day, another New Hampshire Presidential primary poll.  (3/28/2015)
Bush, Rubio not exactly wowing the home-state voters.  (3/27/2014)
Scott Walker tied for 2nd with 'Dunno' in latest CNN/ORC poll. (3/19/2015)
Bush-Walker-Dunno in a 3-way tie for Connecticut Presidential primary preferences.  (3/15/2015)
Don't know/no answer/somebody else/won't vote leads latest Quinnipiac Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/6/2015)
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)

No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative Greg Walden, Oregon's 2nd Congressional District


Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Quote sourceOregonian

Rep. Walden was re-elected to a 9th term in 2014 with 70% of the vote.  

Recommended reading for Rep. Walden and constituents in his huge central and eastern Oregon district.

Report:  How climate change will affect Oregon.  (Oregon Climate Change Research Organization)

11% lifetime score (3% in 2014) from the League of Conservation Voters.

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
North Dakota Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 Ohio Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 Oklahoma Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 Oregon Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives

 

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


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

2010 population:  28,816

Public libraries in Trempealeau County


    Source:  Wisconsin Public Library Service Data

     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)
    Pepin County.  (3/7/2015)
    Pierce County.  (3/10/2015) 
    Polk County.  (3/12/2015) 
    Portage County.  (3/16/2015) 
    Price County.  (3/18/2015) 
    Racine County.  (3/20/2015) 
    Richland County.  (3/22/2015) 
    Rock County.  (3/24/2015) 
    Rusk County.  (3/26/2015) 
    Sauk County.  (3/29/2015) 
    Sawyer County.  (3/30/2015) 
    Shawano County.  (3/31/2015) 
    Sheboygan County.  (4/1/2015) 
    St. Croix County.  (4/2/2015) 
    Taylor County.  (4/3/2015)

    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.  (Complete)

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    Sally Johnson Horrocks (1948-2015) Warren Area High School Class of 1966



    1966 Dragon yearbook

    'Sally' found her groove in the 1930s and 40s.


    The #1 song for most of the month of May.



    Other members of the class of '66:
    Charlene Postlethwait Knowlton. (10/8/2014)
    Dennis Peterson.  (8/31/2014)

    Joni James and the Popularity of 'Joni' as a Baby Name


    Joni James' first single spends 4 weeks at #1 in late 1952.




    With an assist from Joni Mitchell.
    ("Help Me" was her only single to reach the top 10.  In 1974.)

    Rand Paul Finds Himself in Like-Minded Company



    Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee To Appear In Anti-Gay Documentary. (Huffington Post, 2/12/2015)
    According to an email Porter sent to supporters last week, the documentary also features Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), as well as Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Steve King (R-Iowa).

    Watch this video and you'll better understand the push for Religious Discrimination Freedom Restoration Act bills at the state level.  



    Related posts:
    Remember Scott Walker right-to-work 'distraction'? Meet his 'have to see' religious freedom restoration act!  (4/1/2015)
    Advance America goes hysterical over threat to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as signed by Governor Pence.  (4/1/2015)
    For Advance America, Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is 'great news!'  (3/31/2015)