Saturday, October 10, 2015

John "Jack" Suppa (1940-2015) Warren High School Class of 1958

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1958 Dragon yearbook


Jack in his letterman's sweater.



1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Suppa Diane membership dept Warren Co Mtr Club 806 W 4th Av
  • Suppa Jack T &Diane E;  supt Warren Car Co h806 W 5th Av
  • Suppa John & Ann G; J&R Serv Station h430 Chestnut St

Other class of 1958 members.
Susan Mead Mastrangiola.  (8/6/2015)
Barbara Baldensperger.  (6/21/2015)
Dennis Morell (3/8/2015)
Joyce Black Wohlers.  (3/16/2014)
Susan Leonard Anderson.  (3/15/2014)
Doris Musante.  (1/9/2014)

Donald Trump takes a commanding lead in New Hampshire -- but then it's a Gravis Marketing poll


Which FiveThirtyEight gives a grade of C.


The behinders in the 10/5-6 Gravis Marketing poll:
  • 5% - Ted Cruz
  • 3% - Chris Christie
  • 2% - Rand Paul
  • 1% - Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum
  • 0% - Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki

Related posts: 
It certainly looks as though the thrill is gone for Donald Trump in New Hampshire.  (10/4/2015)
Carson sacked for a 10-yard loss in New Hampshire.   (9/26/2015)
Donald Trump is losing steam in New Hampshire.  (9/16/2015)
Donald Trump continues to rock New Hampshire Republicans' world.  (8/26/2015)
Speaking of panic, I see that Scott Walker is now in 8th place in New Hampshire.  (9/13/2015)
The latest from New Hampshire: Outlier poll or more evidence that Scott Walker's numbers are ebbing.  (8/11/2015)
Donald Trump cruises to another win.  (8/4/2015)
Trump stomps the competition in New Hampshire; Kasich moves up to tie Walker for 3rd
.  (7/28/215) 
Donald Trump surges into 1st place in New Hampshire.  (7/27/2015)
Jeb Bush Experiencing Some Serious Slippage in New Hampshire.  (4/16/2015) 
Big spikes for Scott Walker, Donald Trump in most recent New Hampshire poll.  (4/13/2015)
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)
New Hampshire: Jeb Bush holds slim lead among crowded GOP pack in NBC News/Marist poll.  (2/17/2015)

Meet 'the crazies' in the U.S. House of Representatives: Scott Perry (R-PA)


The 21st in a series.
“I think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House who’s second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person who’s honest and doing his job."
Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
Quote source:  Press release
Photo credit:  U.S. Congress

According to the Freedom Caucus, the people who sent us here are clustered at the far right of the political spectrum.

Working our way through the list of crazies:

Related posts:
Meet the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Freedom Caucus.  (9/28/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/30/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (4/6/2015)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Wisconsin GOP legislators share their favorite Mothers of Invention album



GOP proposal rewrites state's campaign finance laws.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/8/2015)

But then we already knew that
Political campaign contribution limits would double, corporate contributions could expand and political action committees could accept unlimited contributions, which they would have to report, under a bill unveiled Wednesday by Republican lawmakers.

2015  Assembly Bill 387/2015 Senate Bill 292

Next stops: 

Rebecca Bradley talks in code at her christening ceremony



As quoted in Scott Walker appoints Rebecca Bradley to Supreme Court.  (Madison.com, 10/9/2015)


Related posts:
UPDATE: Scott Walker's Supreme Court appointment: Is it all about the money or who gets the money?  (10/9/2015)
Rebecca Bradley hopes Scott Walker will punch her $1,350 ticket to a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  (10/5/2015)

UPDATE: Scott Walker's Supreme Court appointment: Is it all about the money or who gets the money?


Now we know.  It's all about who gets the money.



Three request appointment to State Supreme Court.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/6/2015)

Related links:
Jim Troupis on LinkedIn
Judge Rebecca Bradley.
Claude Covelli, Boardman & Clark llp

Related post:
Rebecca Bradley hopes Scott Walker will punch her $1,350 ticket to a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  (10/5/2015)

Dear Scott Walker. It's like you never left.



As quoted in Scott Walker open to school-bathroom gender mandate.  (Madison.com, 10/8/2015)

Is this the clarity you are looking for, Governor?
“This bill reinforces the societal norm in our schools that students born biologically male must not be allowed to enter facilities designated for biological females and vice versa.”

Related posts:
Wisconsin Republicans continue their laser-like focus on jobs and the economy.  (10/7/2015)
Scott Walker is back in Wisconsin.....with a VENGEANCE.  (9/24/2015)

Meet 'the crazies' in the U.S. House of Representatives: Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)


The 20th in a series.
“I think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House who’s second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person who’s honest and doing his job."
Rep. Peter King (R-NY)
Quote source:  Press release
"I will not vote for John Boehner."
Photo credit:  U.S. Congress

Working our way through the list of crazies:

Related posts:
Meet the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Freedom Caucus.  (9/28/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (3/20/2015)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

UPDATE: The Company He Keeps: Scott Walker to Pal Around With Steve King in Iowa on January 24


Meet one of Rep. Daniel Webster's biggerst supporters for his House Speaker bid.


That would, of course, be a Freedom Caucus membership-driven U.S. House of Reps.

Who Is Daniel Webster? The House Speaker Candidate Has The Endorsement Of An Important Group.   (Bustle, 10/7/2015)

Original post begins here.



Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Text sourceIowa Watchdog

The last time I checked, "unity" is not an antonym for "diversity", as King seems to imply here. My guess is that he thinks "unity" is a synonym for "uniformity".

2016 watch: Wisconsin's Scott Walker books Iowa speech.  (Des Moines Register, 1/8/2015)
Walker will attend the Iowa Freedom Summit, organized by Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King and the conservative organization Citizens United*, on Saturday, Jan. 24, organizers said Thursday morning. Tickets are sold out for the the event at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines.
[*Yes, that's the stink of Koch Brothers' money you smell.]

Learn  more about King's Iowa Freedom Summit.  The homepage gives the appearance that Sarah Palin has top billing.  Her photo is at top row left. 


Best not to expect apologies from this guy.

Or anything resembling a coherent, carefully considered, well-reasoned observation.

Text source:   Huffington Post

Things are a bit different in real life, Steve.

 Iowa farmers learn to adapt to weather extremes.  (NPR, 8/12/2014)
Already, weather patterns are making it more challenging to raise corn — even in Iowa — in the middle of the Corn Belt.

An uncommon response: A 'good guy with a gun' carefully considers a volatile situation


Common Response After Killings in Oregon: ‘I Want to Have a Gun’.  (The New York Times, 10/7/2015)

Quote source:  Opposing Views, 10/8/2015

The constant presence of Donald Trump helps CNN deepen its impressions in its universe


Huh? Wha?

You'll just have to watch this most entertaining video!



Donald Trump’s Act Seems to Be Wearing Out Its Welcome.  (The New York Times, 10/7/2015)

But not, apparently, on CNN.
News media like CNN also still rely on Mr. Trump to drive ratings, though he is less of a draw than he had been in months after he announced his candidacy. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Mr. Trump highlighted his position at the top of the field and showed no signs of toning down his bombast.  [emphasis added]
Higher ratings = bigger advertising dollars.

That's why its all Trump, all the time.

Carly gets some love, but not all that much, in latest Cali poll


[Actually, I'm using it because I like the Carly/Cali combo.]

For now, the race is tightening up.


The behinders in the 9/17-10/4 The Field poll:
  • 6% - Ted Cruz
  • 5% - Rand Paul
  • 3% - Mike Huckabee
  • 2% - John Kasich, Chris Christie
  • 1% - Rick Santorum
Other stuff.
The Field Poll undecided/others have gone from 49% in February to 43% in May to 16% in October.

Related post:
'Undecided' Leads, Scott Walker 2nd, in Year's First California Republican Presidential Primary Poll.  (2/20/2015)

50 years ago, Billy Joe Royal's "Down in the Boondocks" had just finished its 13-week run on the Billboard Hot 100


When he was all of 23.

The song, written by Joe South ("Games People Play", "Walk a Mile in My Shoes"), spent 3 of those weeks in the top 10 (10, 10, 9) in August 1965.



Billy Joe Royal, Singer, Dies at 73; His ‘Down in the Boondocks’ Was a Hit.  (The New York Times, 10/7/2015)

Quotes:
  • "Once in a while I hear it on the radio, and it still stands up. The song meant everything to my career. I was making about $125 a week before that.” 
  • “When he [Elvis Presley] made it so big, all us Southern boys thought maybe we had a shot, too."
  • “I say this with all humility.  The old voice has stood up, you know.  [snip] The other thing is, this is all I’ve ever done. I had to stick to it because I’ve never done anything else.”

Royal recorded another Joe South song the following year, but it stalled at #52 on the Hot 100 in the fall of 1967 and dropped out of sight after 8 weeks.

Giving it a little more heft and endurance (4:11 vs. Royal's 2:28), Deep Purple rode it into the top 10 for a 3-week visit (8, 4, 4) in the early fall of 1968.


Ben Carson on "God and His Infinite Wisdom"


Quote source:  Facebook

The conservative Republican dog whistle.   As opposed to that current, Kenyan-born occupant of the White House.

Meet 'the crazies' in the U.S. House of Representatives: Jim Jordan (R-OH)


The 19th in a series.
“I think it signals the crazies have taken over the party, taken over to the party that you can remove a speaker of the House who’s second in line to be president, a constitutional officer in the middle of his term with no allegations of impropriety, a person who’s honest and doing his job."
Rep. Peter King (R-NY)

Quote source:  National Review
Photo credit:  U.S. Congress

Working our way through the list of crazies:

Related posts:
Meet the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Freedom Caucus.  (9/28/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/20/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (3/20/2015)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Recently, numerous Ohio Republicans envisioned John Kasich as President....and shuddered at the prospect



The behinders in the 9/25-10/5 Quinnipiac poll:
  • 4% - Jeb Bush
  • 3% - Rand Paul
  • 2% - Mike Huckabee
  • 1% - Chris Christie
  • 0% - Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham

Related post:

Florida Republicans recovering from a slight case of Fiorina Fever



The behinders in the 9-25-10/5 Quinnipiac poll:
  • 2% - John Kasich, Rand Paul
  • 1% - Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie
  • 0% - Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham
Other stuff:  
  • Not that enormous, as it turns out,  (Just wait and see.)  “Gov. John Kasich’s big card was his enormous popularity in Ohio, generally considered the most important swing state in the November election,” Brown said. “But with Trump zooming well past him in the Buckeye State and Kasich's numbers in Florida and Pennsylvania in low single digits, the Ohio governor's campaign is going in the wrong direction."
Speaking of fever.....



Related polls:
Latest Florida poll shows a tightening Republican primary race.  (10/1/2015)
Having flopped in Florida, Scott Walker now gasping for air.  (9/15/2015)
Walker completes his Florida flop.  (9/5/2015)
Here, there & everywhere:  Scott Walker's numbers fading out there in Florida.  (8/20/2015)
For now, the Trump surge seems to be the same all over.  (8/5/2015)
Trump outpolls Bush, Rubio in Florida.  (7/29/2015)
Scott Walker taking a dive in Florida Republican presidential primary polling.  (6/20/2015)
Tracking the Florida Republican Presidential Primary Polls (January-March 2015).  (4/4/2015)
Bush-Walker-Unsure are 1-2-3 in latest Florida Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/3/2015)

CAFOnated pay to play adds $84,000 to Scott Walker's campaign fund in 2011


May 4, 2011.  Milk Source applies to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for a permit to build 2 high-capacity wells capable of pumping 70 gallons of water per minute.  (Milk Source is still hoping to build a $35-million, 115-acre industrial farm -- a confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) -- in Adams County.  It will be home to 4300 cows and 250 steers.)

November 3, 2011.   Permit approved.


December 12, 2011.  Four Milk Source employees contribute a total of $84,000 to Scott Walker.


Todd Willer, John Vosters, and James Ostrom are the co-founders of Milk Source, LLC.

So there no doubt as to how this fight will turn out.

It looks as though both Trump and Carson might have peaked in Pennsylvania


Source:  Real Clear Politics

The behinders in the 9/25-10/5 Quinnipiac poll:
  • 4% - Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee
  • 3% - John Kasich
  • 2% - Rick Santorum
  • 1% - Rand Paul, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki

Related post:
What was once Christie's, by a wide margin, is now Walker's.  (5/28/2015)

For now, Investors' Business Daily poll looks to be an outlier as Trump is back in 1st place


And Carly's numbers continue to shrink.



  • 4% - John Kasich, Mike Huckabee
  • 2% - Chris Christie, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum
  • 1% - Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki
Other stuff:
  • Highest favorables
    • 71% - Ben Carson
    • 57% - Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio
  • Highest unfavorables
    • 49% - Jeb Bush
    • 45% - Lindsey Graham
    • 42% - Rand Paul

Related posts:
Blathering his way to oblivion, Donald Trump falls out of first place in latest poll.  (10/4/2015)
Nothing to write home about in latest Republican Presidential primary poll.  (10/3/2015)
Another ho-hum Republican Presidential primary poll.  (10/1/2015)
The September polls have not been kind to Donald Trump.  (9/27/2015)
Scott Walker down to zero in latest Republican primary poll -- behind Rick Santorum, no less.  (9/20/2015)
Ben Carson closes the gap with Donald Trump in latest Republican primary poll.  (9/15/2015)
Scott Walker joins the bottom feeders in latest national Republican primary poll.  (9/14/2015)
CNN/ORC poll gives Scott Walker a pity-pat, lifts him out of behinder bin.  (9/10/2015)
Scott Walker slides to 3% in latest national poll; has 8th place all to himself.  (9/3/2015)
Scott Walker is likely to BLAME CANADA for his latest poll showing.  (9/1/2015)
Donald Trump maintains his lead, Scott Walker continues to slide in national Republican Presidential primary polls.  (8/27/2015)
Donald Trump maintains a sizable lead in latest national Republican Presidential primary poll.  (8/18/2015)
Donald Trump maintains his lead in national polls; Scott Walker is yesterday's news.  (8/16/2015) 
Trump continues to ebb, Fiorina surges in latest national Republican Presidential primary poll.  (8/12/2015)
Running up to Thursday's FOX News GOP debate, Donald Trump continues to run the poll table.  (8/4/2015)
A hot bat: Donald Trump goes 10 for 11 in July.  (8/3/2015) 
Another day, another 1st place poll finish for Donald Trump (9 and counting).  (8/3/2015)
Donald Trump continues to run the poll table: 8 in a row.  (8/2/2015)
Trump wins 6th national poll in a row.  (7/30/2015)
In his last 5 'starts', Donald Trump is 5-0 in national Republican presidential polling.  (7/27/2015)
Trump wins 4th national poll in a row; Walker closes gap.  (7/23/2015) 
Trump takes his 3rd national poll in a row.  (7/20/2015)
Donald Trump takes 1st place in consecutive national polls.  (7/17/2015)
On day 2 of Scott Walker's presidential campaign, a just-released Suffolk University/USA Today poll has Donald Trump in 1st place.  (7/14/2015)
Monmouth University poll casts a pall over Scott Walker's presidential candidacy announcement.  (7/13/2015)
Scott Walker leads in Iowa Republican presidential polling, but nationally it's a different story.  (7/1/2015)
Republicans' 2016 Presidential primary preferences look like a bunch of scribbles when graphed.  (6/22/2015)
Has anyone else noticed that Scott Walker peaked 2 months ago in New Hampshire? (6/14/2015)
Same as it ever was, pretty much, in latest Fox News poll.  (6/3/2015)
The latest CNN/ORC Republican presidential primary poll likes the Florida boys.  (6/2/2015) 
5-way tie in latest Quinnipiac Republican presidential primary poll.  (5/28/2015)
Republican presidential candidates find little elbow room in latest Fox News poll.  (5/16/2015)
Latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) numbers keep Republican candidates in a jumble.  (5/14/2015)
The Florida Boys leave Scott Walker in "show" position in latest Republican presidential horse race poll.  (5/5/2015)
Tracking the national Republican presidential primary polls.  (4/3/2015)
Scott Walker tied for 2nd with 'Dunno' in latest CNN/ORC poll. (3/19/2015)
Don't know/no answer/somebody else/won't vote leads latest Quinnipiac Republican Presidential primary poll.  (3/6/2015)
Someone else/no one, Ben Carson have best 1-2 punch in Public Policy poll.  (2/24/2015)
On the merry-go-round: Mike Huckabee takes the lead in the latest Republican Presidential preference poll.  (2/18/2015)

Wisconsin Republicans continue their laser-like focus on jobs and the economy


Photo credit:  Jesse for Wisconsin

GOP lawmakers seek gender restrictions on school bathrooms, locker rooms. (Madison.com, 10/7/2015)
The bill defines gender as being “the physical condition of being male or female, as determined by an individual’s chromosomes and identified at birth by that individual’s anatomy,” according to an analysis of the bill from the Legislative Reference Bureau.

A similar bill was introduced in the Florida state legislature earlier this year.

These bills are brought to you, in part, by the Family Research Council.

Related article:
States Battle Over Bathroom Access for Transgender People.  (TIME, 3/6/2015)

Carol Schwitzer (1938-2015) Warren High School Class of 1956



1956 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
Oh, Carol, you were so popular once upon a time.

Peak year:  1941.


There are 8 other Carols in the WHS class of 1956.  It's the most popular girl's name.

Other members of the class of '56:
John Smith.  (9/12/2015)
Donald Burgeson.  (3/9/2015)
Diane McChesney Kondak.  (2/15/2015)

The 3 contenders for Speaker of the House speak out on same-sex marriage


Kevin McCarthy’s Bid for Speaker Will Fall Short, Jason Chaffetz Says.  (The New York Times, 10/5/2015)
Besides Mr. Chaffetz, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican of Florida, is also challenging Mr. McCarthy.



As reported at On the Issues


Quote source:  Huff Post Politics

Related post:
The 3 contenders for Speaker of the House speak out on climate change.  (10/6/2015)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The 3 contenders for Speaker of the House speak out on climate change


Kevin McCarthy’s Bid for Speaker Will Fall Short, Jason Chaffetz Says.  (The New York Times, 10/5/2015)
Besides Mr. Chaffetz, Representative Daniel Webster, Republican of Florida, is also challenging Mr. McCarthy.

Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Text sourcesThink Progress


Photo source: U.S. Congress
Quote source:  Beach Peanuts


  Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Text sourceHuffington Post

BREAKING NEWS!! John Boehner freaks out on QT


Photo credit:  The Daily Kos

As quoted in Kevin McCarthy’s Bid for Speaker Will Fall Short, Jason Chaffetz Says.  (The New York Times, 10/5/2015)

Too bad this commercial's not in color.



Related article:
Getting a Sunless Tan Is Easier Than Ever.  (The New York Times, 5/16/1992)
Sunless tanning products, which simply stain the top layer of the skin, have been around since 1960, when Coppertone introduced QT. But their popularity has increased since the late 1980's, in response to growing concern about sun-related skin problems, from wrinkles to cancer.

And if you applied too much of this stain, your skin turned a bright orange.  Just ask Veryl Brinkley.  If we'd had smartphones and Facebook and YouTube back in 1966, he would have gone viral.

So excited at the Waukesha Public Library




Pewaukee man sentenced for Waukesha library sex incident. (Lake County News, 10/6/2015)
Dahms reportedly apologized to the security guard for the incident, saying the lock "must have malfunctioned," and explained to the security officer in the complaint that she and Goralski had sex in the bathroom because at the time they hadn't seen each other for a few days prior to the incident and "got excited."
[defacing added]

Captain Crunch offers a eulogy to the 33 crewman of ship sunk during Hurricane Joaquin



As quoted in El Faro, Missing Ship, Has No Sign of Survivors.  (The New York Times, 10/5/2015)
Murphy is described as a licensed master mariner and commercial vessel captain who has been going to sea since 1968, including along El Faro’s route.

It's the same old story: Scott Walker doesn't take questions from reporters


Apparently, it's a pivot-and-leave habit he perfected on the campaign trail.

Still from 9/22/2015 press conference

Scott Walker asks Senate Republicans for more road borrowing. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/6/2015)
"We think there are ways that we can squeeze out some savings and find some ways to work with you on that but I would be hopeful that at some point in the future at least some portion of that could be freed up," the GOP governor told Republican senators.
Walker did not take questions from reporters afterward. It's unclear how much the additional borrowing would mitigate the delays.

Just think. Once the legislature guts civil service, Scott Walker's former aides can be appointed to all levels of state government.


Did anyone consider that the timing of this announcement might be all wrong?

Photo credit:  State of Wisconsin

As reported in Former Walker aide named to No. 3 post at DNR. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/6/2015)

Eberle's resume includes previous stints as..... 
  • Division Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Administration (July 2011- October 2015)
  • Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor (January-July 2011)
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (2004-2009)
  • Research Assistant and Budget Advisor (1994-2003)

Related post:
Scott Walker wants to party like its 1904.  (9/24/2015)
Scott Walker in back in Wisconsin ..........with a VENGEANCE!  (9/24/2015)

New facilities and chill music at the Waukegan Public Library




Waukegan's $1.2M library remodel ready for public spotlight.  (Chicago Tribune, 6/13/2015)
The new facilities offer more space for classes, such as adult literacy, English as a second language, GED preparation in English and Spanish, reading readiness at varying grade levels, functional health literacy, citizenship preparation and computer skills. The renovation, Lee said, reaffirms the library's mission to serve the Waukegan community.

Photo credit:  Waukegan Public Library
Quote source:  Chicago Tribune

As for the music, SoundHound tells me "There are no close matches."

Other Waukegan Public Library posts:
Pew Research: Innovative Library Services "In the Wild", Waukegan Public Library, Early Learning Center.  (3/29/2013)
Library hall of shame.  (6/24/2012)
$15,000 statues net $268 as scrap.  (6/18/2012)

"People will soon be reading by sunlight over at Tempe's Public Library"




Tempe breaks ground on new solar project at library complex.  (City of Tempe Department News, 10/5/2015)

The project includes:
  • Five solar carport canopies that will provide 262 shaded parking spaces for patrons
  • Large, north side canopy can be used for shaded parking or as a community gathering space for festivals, events, farmers markets and food trucks 
  • 486 solar panels on top of the library building 
  • Savings of more than $95,000 in utility costs over 20 years 
  • Five shaded wheelchair accessible parking spaces near the library entrance 
  • Increases the city’s renewable energy use from 3 percent to 5 percent

Related post:
Homeless escape heat at Tempe Public Library.  (8/27/2010)
Tempe Public Library: From 70.5 to 56 Hours Per Week. (8/3/2010)

The library is now open 62 hours per week.


100 Years of Frank Sinatra: "(How Little It Matters) How Little We Know"


"(How Little It Matters) How Little We Know" made its Billboard debut on May 19, 1956.  It hung around throughout the summer, peaking at #13 and spending 14 weeks on the chart.



The song was written by Carolyn Leigh ("The Best is Yet to Come", "Young at Heart") and Phil Springer ("Santa Baby").

How much did these Great Falls High School grads know?  And did it end up mattering?  (It's a group portrait that doesn't inspire a beaming hope and confidence.)

Photo by Retiring Guy's dad

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)
"You'll Never Know".  (3/7/2015)
Higher and Higher.  (3/8/2015)
"People Will Say We're in Love".  (3/10/2015)
The Shining Future.  (3/17/2015)
"I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night".  (3/19/2015)
Step Lively.  (3/20/2015) .
"Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week)".  (3/21/2015)
"You'll Never Walk Alone".  (3/23/2015)
"Oh What It Seemed to Be".  (3/24/2015)
Anchors Aweigh.  (3/26/2015)
"Day by Day".  3/27/2015)
Till the Clouds Roll By.  (3/29/2015)
"Always".  (3/30/2015)
It Happened in Brooklyn.  (3/31/2015)
"I've Got a Crush on You".  (4/3/2015)
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".  (4/5/2015)
"It Only Happens When I Dance With You".  (4/7/2015)
The Miracle of the Bells.  (4/9/2015)
The birth of Tina.  (4/11/2015)
The Kissing Bandit.  (4/16/2015)
"Some Enchanted Evening."  (4/19/2015)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game.  (4/22/2015)
"The Huckle Buck."  (4/24/2015)
On the Town.  (4/28/2015)
A blowup in Houston.  (4/30/2015)
1st television appearance.  (5/3/2015)
"The Frank Sinatra Show".  (5/5/2015)
"I'm a Fool to Want You".  (5/7/2015)
"Mama Will Bark".  (5/10/2015)
Double Dynamite.  (5/13/2015)
Frank and Ava get married.  (5/15/2015)
Meet Danny Wilson.  (5/19/2015)
"I Could Write a Book".  (5/24/2015)
His Final Recording for Columbia Records, "Why Try to Change Me Now?"  (5/28/2015)
A new musical era with Capital Records.  (6/2/2015)
Filming begins on From Here to Eternity.   (6/15/2015)
"I've Got the World on a String".  (6/20/2015)
"Young at Heart".  (6/21/2015)
Songs for Young Lovers.  (6/22/2015)
Best supporting actor Oscar.  (6/28/2015)
Swing Easy.  (7/4/2015)
Suddenly.  (7/10/2015)
"Three Coins in the Fountain".  (7/16/2015)
Young at Heart (the movie).  (7/26/2015)
"Learnin' the Blues".  (8/5/2015)
Songs for Swingin' Lovers.  (8/12/2015)
Not as a Stranger.  (8/17/2015)
"Same Old Saturday Night".  (8/24/2015)
"Love and Marriage".  (8/28/2015)
Guys and Dolls.  (9/2/2015)
The Tender Trap.  (9/9/2015)
The Man with the Golden Arm.  (9/16/2015)
"(Love is) the Tender Trap.  (9/22/2015)
"Flowers Mean Forgiveness".  (9/25/2015)
Meet Me in Las Vegas.  (9/28/2015)

Picture this: The hottest August on record globally



Source:  NOAA Global Analysis August 2015

Those record-breaking months add up:
Near record to record warmth engulfed much of the global land and ocean surface throughout the first eight months of 2015, resulting in the highest January–August period on record at 0.84°C (1.51°F) above the 20th century average.  [emphasis added]

Other climate change posts: 
Globally, 2015 continues its record-breaking warm ways.  (8/24/2015)
Worldwide in April 2015, temperatures were above average.  (5/28/2015)
Record global heat continues.  (5/8/2015)
Is it any surprise that the education-bashing Scott Walker appears to be the favorite among Iowa climate change deniers.  (5/7/2015)
No Longer Mighty, the Rio Grande is Disappearing.  (4/15/2015) 
NOAA global temperature analysis: 2 months into 2015, we're experiencing the 2nd warmest year on record.  (3/18/2015)
It's a big (and warming) world out there: January 2015 is 2nd warmest since 1880.  (2/20/2015) 
Republicans need to generate a new climate change meme.  (1/21/2015)
Cold enough for you?  (3/9/2014)