Saturday, July 2, 2016

Abortion pill politics: Jesse Kremer likes what he sees in Arizona and Arkansas


Jesse is running unopposed for re-election to a 2nd term in the Assembly.  (He won the GOP primary in 2014 with 38.6% of the vote and was unopposed in the general election.)


As reported in Jesse Kremer to propose requiring doctors to notify patients of 'abortion reversal'.  (Madison.com, 7/1/2016)

Related article:
Doctor began abortion reversal movement.  (San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/11/2015)
Jesse didn't come up with this himself. Activists in both states relied on Delgado’s work with the hormone progesterone to push for amendments requiring health providers who prescribe abortion medications to tell patients that “it may be possible to reverse the effects of the abortion if the pregnant woman changes her mind, but that time is of the essence.” 
Those words, which are part of a bill that Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law April 6, were inspired by a short case report that Delgado co-authored in the journal Annals of Pharmacotherapy. A nearly identical sentence was part of the legislation that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed on March 30.

Other Jesse Kremer posts:
Kremer offers his words of healing in aftermath of Orlando massacre.  (6/15/2016)
NC-17 (at least): Inside the bizarre, twisted mind of Jesse Kremer.  (4/27/2016)
UPDATE: GOP Assembly leaders bail on "guns in school" bill, to disappointment of cluster of usual suspects.  (2/21/2016)
In so many words, Rep. Jesse Kremer sez he'll sleep better with more guns in Wisconsin schools.  (1/14/2016) 
Cartoon conservative principles, the Christmas edition: Rep. Kremer accuses fire officials of 'relieving themselves'.  (12/23/2015)
Bathroom bill update: Julaine Appling must have inadvertently loosened her grip on Jesse Kremer's leash.  (12/16/2015)
Out of (local) control: When it comes to anything resembling a train, Republicans just can't help themselves.  (12/1/2015)  
The 'bathroom bill' marriage of Jesse Kremer and Julaine Appling.  (11/21/2015)
ALEC/NRA waterboy Jesse Kremer blames the media.  (10/23/2015)
Waterboys for the NRA and ALEC: Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) and Sen. Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg)  (10/13/2015)
Wisconsin Republicans continue their laser-like focus on jobs and the economy.  (10/7/2015)
Wisconsin Assembly candidate denounces tax breaks for wind energy but conveniently overlooks what big oil receives.  (8/7/2014)
Just what the Wisconsin legislature needs: Another ALEC disciple.  (8/7/2014)

2 of 3 Scott Walker court appointees dearly love the rule of law


Source of campaign contribution amounts:  

Press releases:

Related post:
Republicans use rule of law dog whistle to get signatures on Rebecca Bradley's nomination papers in non-partisan Supreme Court race.  (12/3/2015)
Rebecca Bradley responds to JoAnne Kloppenburg comment with her 'rule of law' dog whistle.  (11/19/2015)
Scott Walker blows "rule of law" dog whistle in judicial appointment press release.  (10/29/2015)
Rebecca Bradley talks in code at her christening ceremony.  (10/9/2015)

In Ron Johnson's world, freedom and limited government trump health insurance for cancer


Rojo fights for our freedom to die.


As quoted in Senator Says Employers Should Be Able To Deny Coverage To Cancer Patients Because ‘Our Nation Was Based On Freedom’.  (ThankProgress, 6/28/2016)

Other NoRoJo2016 posts:
Chapter 1.  (1/2/2013)
Chapter 2.  (1/10/2013)
Chapter 3.  (2/12/2013)
Chapter 4.  (2/13/2013)
Chapter 5   (3/11/2013)
Chapter 6.  (3/25/2013)
Chapter 7.  (4/8/2013)
Chapter 8.  (4/9/2013)
Chapter 9.  (4/12/2013)
Chapter 10. (4/14/2013)
Chapter 11.  (5/2/2013)  
Chapter 12.  (8/15/2013)
Chapter 13: One-trick pony?  (10/17/2013)
Chapter 14.  (10/24/2013)
Chapter 15.  (2/19/2014)
Chapter 16.  (3/15/2014)
Ron Johnson for President? Well, he might as well give it a go since he's not going to be re-elected U.S. Senator.  (5/14/2014)

Ron Johnson:  The sunshine of their love.  (6/18/2014) 
Chapter 19.  If only:  The early arrival of NoRoJo16.  (7/21/2014) 
Chapter 20:  As if we need more evidence.  (8/3/2014) 
Chapter 21.  Time to "ween off" RoJo.  (8/8/2014) 
Chapter 22.  The empty head addresses Cuba.  (12/22/2014)
Chapter 23.  We Really Don't Need Another 6 Years of Deep-Red Embarrassment.  (1/9/2015) 
Chapter 24.  Retiring Guy's illustrated dictionary:  'meaningless'.  (4/19/2015) 
Chapter 25.  Ron Johnson talks out of both sides of his mouth regarding 'career politicians'.  (5/17/2015)
Chapter 26.  The company he keeps.  (12/15/2015)
Chapter 27.  Dear Ron Johnson, Some of your best buds in the U.S. Senate are career politicians.  (2/4/2016)
Chapter 28.  Ron Johnson misreads the Constitution and misinterprets originalism.  (2/15/2016)
Chapter 29:  Dear Ron Johnson, How do you possibly expect to get reelected with these numbers?  (2/25/2016)
Chapter 30.  Two guys with low favorable ratings visit La Crosse.  (2/29/2016)
Chapter 31.  Ron Johnson:  Not our senator.  (3/15/2016)
Chapter 32.  Dear Ron Johnson, Let me speak frankly; you don't have a prayer! (3/17/2016)
Chapter 33.  Ron Johnson mouthpiece speaks up for silent boss.  (6/7/2016)
Chapter 34.  Dubya:  I'm with Rojo!  (6/18/2016)
Chapter 35.  Dear Ron Johnson, Most of us started at the bottom. It's no big deal.  (6/22/2016)
Chapter 36.  Ron Johnson, former dishwasher, is wrong again.  (6/28/2016)`
Chapter 37.  Even30/2016) the Senate Leadership Fund sez NoRoJo2016.  (6/30/2016)

Friday, July 1, 2016

John Peterson Warwick: "He was a real ad man."


When television was young, featuring an unfazed John Camerson Swayze.



John Petersen Warwick, Adman Behind the Timex 'Torture Test' Campaign, Dies at 90.  (Advertising Age, 7/1/2016)
One of the most famous campaigns under Mr. Warwick's stewardship at the agency was the Timex "Torture Test." It was the first network TV campaign for Timex, which began at Hirshon-Garfield in 1956 and was moved to Warwick & Legler two years later. In the commericals, celebrity newscaster John Cameron Swayze conducted "torture tests" on the watch, including a live 1958 television spot to demonstrate the watch's durability after being attached to the front of a speedboat propeller in water.
"He took it to a new level with John Cameron Swayze and the speedboat propeller," Brian Warwick said. "It catapulted the brand."

Warwick Agency print ad from 1972.

Rabidly presumed guilty: Nancy Grace remains consistent to the end



Photo credit:  Wikipedia

As quoted in Nancy Grace to Leave HLN After More Than a Decade.  (The New York Times, 6/30/2016)

Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary defines presumption of innocence as follows:
One of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, each essential element of the crime charged.

A book not likely to be in Nancy's legal reference library.

Boris is much in the news of late but don't expect American parents to name their boys after him


From today's New York Times:


One of the best-known persons named Boris during the 1960s played chess.  In fact, Boris Spassky held the title of World Chess Champion from 1969 to 1972, when he lost to Bobby Fischer.

On the other hand, parents do the darndest things, and this cartoon character was a TV mainstay in the 1960s

May 2016 marks 13th consecutive month of record-setting global temperature



Related reading:
2016 on pace to be hottest year on record.  (CNN, 6/18/2016)

Other NOAA posts: 
12th consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures.  (6/4/2016)
11th consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures.  (4/27/3016)
Global and sea surface temperatures continue to set all-time records.  (3/18/2016)\
UPDATE: Climate change, Scott Walker, and short-term thinking. (2/16/2016)  On land and sea, November 2015 was warmest November globally since recordkeeping began.  (12/24/2015)
Monthly global temperature record broken for 6th month in a row.  (11/18/2015)
The world continues to set a record pace in its warm ways.  (10/28/2015)

Wisconsin GOP legislators react as best they know how: Teed up with a hammer


Wonder what their handicaps are?  (We know their collective political handicap is off the chart!)


As quoted in Scott Fitzgerald: Legislature may cut MPS funding.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/30/20016)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

This week in the cereal aisle: Post wants you to have ice cream for breakfast


Apparently, the Pebbles promotional budget is limited.  (Most of it must go toward keeping Post's best-selling cereal, Honey Bunches of Oats, on the top 10 list.)

Photo by Retiring Guy

Post Is Releasing An ICE CREAM PEBBLES Sherbet Cereal. (FoodBeast, 6/15/2015)
So how stale are the boxes in the photo? The Ice Cream Pebbles Rainbow Sherbet cereal will be available nationwide this summer at participating grocery retail stores. However, they'll only be around for a limited time.

Then again, I'm not sure how 'limited time' is defined in Cereal Land. 

Reviewed by Mr. Breakfast.

Nutritional information.

Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles were introduced in 1970.



Related post:
Tiny Toast.  (6/21/2016)

Inadvertently, Susan G. Parker sums up Donald Trump's presidential campaign


Photo credit:  Nolo

As quoted in Trump Institute Offered Get-Rich Schemes With Plagiarzied Lessons.  (The New York Times, 6/29/2016)

Busy guy might get a new perspective on his jail and prison consulting work


Source of text:  LinkedIn

Consulting experience includes
Expert witness: Jail operations/ jail & prison use of force. 

Town chairman, ex-prison warden arrested after alleged domestic incident in Chippewa County. (Madison.com, 6/29/2016)
Not included in his resume. Hompe served as the warden at the Stanley Prison from Oct. 1, 2007, to April 2009, when he was demoted to a deputy warden at the Redgranite Prison.

Even the Senate Leadership Fund sez NoRoJo2016



As reported in The GOP is in a very tough fight to keep the Senate. These ad reservations prove it. (Washington Post, 6/28/2016)

Other NoRoJo2016 posts:
Chapter 1.  (1/2/2013)
Chapter 2.  (1/10/2013)
Chapter 3.  (2/12/2013)
Chapter 4.  (2/13/2013)
Chapter 5   (3/11/2013)
Chapter 6.  (3/25/2013)
Chapter 7.  (4/8/2013)
Chapter 8.  (4/9/2013)
Chapter 9.  (4/12/2013)
Chapter 10. (4/14/2013)
Chapter 11.  (5/2/2013)  
Chapter 12.  (8/15/2013)
Chapter 13: One-trick pony?  (10/17/2013)
Chapter 14.  (10/24/2013)
Chapter 15.  (2/19/2014)
Chapter 16.  (3/15/2014)
Ron Johnson for President? Well, he might as well give it a go since he's not going to be re-elected U.S. Senator.  (5/14/2014)

Ron Johnson:  The sunshine of their love.  (6/18/2014) 
Chapter 19.  If only:  The early arrival of NoRoJo16.  (7/21/2014) 
Chapter 20:  As if we need more evidence.  (8/3/2014) 
Chapter 21.  Time to "ween off" RoJo.  (8/8/2014) 
Chapter 22.  The empty head addresses Cuba.  (12/22/2014)
Chapter 23.  We Really Don't Need Another 6 Years of Deep-Red Embarrassment.  (1/9/2015) 
Chapter 24.  Retiring Guy's illustrated dictionary:  'meaningless'.  (4/19/2015) 
Chapter 25.  Ron Johnson talks out of both sides of his mouth regarding 'career politicians'.  (5/17/2015)
Chapter 26.  The company he keeps.  (12/15/2015)
Chapter 27.  Dear Ron Johnson, Some of your best buds in the U.S. Senate are career politicians.  (2/4/2016)
Chapter 28.  Ron Johnson misreads the Constitution and misinterprets originalism.  (2/15/2016)
Chapter 29:  Dear Ron Johnson, How do you possibly expect to get reelected with these numbers?  (2/25/2016)
Chapter 30.  Two guys with low favorable ratings visit La Crosse.  (2/29/2016)
Chapter 31.  Ron Johnson:  Not our senator.  (3/15/2016)
Chapter 32.  Dear Ron Johnson, Let me speak frankly; you don't have a prayer! (3/17/2016)
Chapter 33.  Ron Johnson mouthpiece speaks up for silent boss.  (6/7/2016)
Chapter 34.  Dubya:  I'm with Rojo!  (6/18/2016)
Chapter 35.  Dear Ron Johnson, Most of us started at the bottom. It's no big deal.  (6/22/2016)
Chapter 36.  Ron Johnson, former dishwasher, is wrong again.  (6/28/2016)`

EU Leave campaign stirs cauldron of fear and hate


UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage shows off his Nazi-inspired poster

After Brexit Vote, U.K. Sees A Wave Of Hate Crimes And Racist Abuse.  (NPR, 6/29/2016)

Photo credit:  Wikipedia

As reported in Make Britain Great Again? Donald Trump's Remarkable Reaction To 'Brexit'.  (NPR, 6/24/2016)

Religious freedom and Muslims: Conservative 'Christian' John Wofford foams at the mouth


Photo source:  Armorel Baptist Church

As quoted in Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims.  (NPR, 6/29/2016)

Related article:
Russell Moore Takes on Critics at SBC for Supporting Religious Freedom for Muslims to Build Mosques.  (Christian Post, 6/16/2016)

Moore serves as the eighth president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Teamwork: When home landscaping flows from one yard to the next



Photos by Retiring Guy



Perhaps this is the 9th way to create a neighborly front yard.


On the flip side --  and an idea for another post -- here's 10 Ways Neighbors Drive Each Other Crazy, from Angie's List.

Dear Yard Crashers, Here's a front yard that needs to be reimagined


Full view

(Not ready for its) close-up

Yard crashers.

How the Boston Store is dealing with wardrobing



Don't Even Think About Returning That Dress.  (Bloomberg, 9/26/2013)
Many merchants have long lived by the mantra that the customer is always right, adopting liberal return policies in hopes of winning the loyalty of free-spending shoppers. But with a recent increase in the wearing and subsequent return of expensive clothes—a practice merchants call wardrobing—many retailers are taking a stronger stand against the industry’s $8.8 billion-a-year return fraud problem.


And why would I even care about this or go to the bother of taking these photographs? you mght be wondering.

Well, as I explained it in a letter to my brother and sister-in-law.

[My wife] and I spent an hour at the West Towne Mall Boston Store yesterday evening, although it seemed longer than that. The purpose of this shopping trip was for her to buy a dress for the wedding we are attending tomorrow in Oak Park, Illinois.  She tried on more than a dozen -- probably closer to 20. In the process, we must have at least eyeballed every single dress in the store's substantial inventory. Flowery patterns seem to be the predominate style for the summer of 2016. 

While she tried on the dresses, I stood near the entrance to the fitting rooms, ready to offer a requested critique. A few times, I didn't have to say a word, as a grimace of disapproval immediately registered on my face. At one point, I thought we might have to leave the store empty-handed and repeat the process at Macy's Hilldale. It was shaping up to be a brutal night.

Fortunately, a Calvin Klein number came to the rescue.

UPDATE: Permanently Occupied Driveway Storage, nearly 2 years later


Photo by Retiring Guy

I suppose this language from chapter 10 [Accessory Occupancies; Special Standards] of the Middleton City Ordinances applies.  I'll have to ask Mark Opitz the next time I see him.


Related articles:
Neighbors fight a POD invasion.  (Chicago Tribune, 11/29/2007)
Old news in some localities.  It's the homeowner's responsibility to comply with regulations about container placement. You're less likely to owe fees if you can place the container in your driveway or the back of the house. But even if it's in a driveway, some jurisdictions balk if the box remains for more than a month.
Moving storage PODS overstaying their welcome irk neighbors.  (New York Daily News,
"We have people who have had pods in front of their homes for at least 2-1/2 to three years," said Anthony Benfatti, a board member of the civic group.


Photo posted on 9/18/2014
Photo by Retiring Guy

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I guess we can call Julaine Appling a big fat liar when it comes to information on abortion



As quoted in her organization's hysterical, 6/27/2016 press release, U.S. Supreme Court Bullies States, Endangers Women.

Then there's this information from the Planned Parenthood website.


Complication from surgical procedures are commonplace, Julaine.

Related posts:
UPDATE. True love never runs smooth: The 'bathroom bill' marriage of Jesse Kremer and Julaine Appling. (2/20/2016)
Bathroom bill update: Julaine Appling must have inadvertently loosened her grip on Jesse Kremer's leash.  (12/16/2015)
Dear Julaine Appling, Love Scott Walker.  (10/21/2014)
Julaine Appling and the freeze-dried marriage amendment talking point.  (7/24/2014)
From the Why-is-this-news department.  (6/15/2014)

Sounds like Duey's in bed with Scottie on transportation funding



Just like me, you can imagine the tingle this press release gave our Governor.



Related posts:
Dear Scott Walker, You'd be hard-pressed to find more than 2 road projects in northwest Wisconsin. (6/26/2016)
Duey Stroebel, the most dangerous man in the Wisconsin state senate, has his pants on fire.  (6/26/2016)  
Duey Stroebel, one of the wackiest ships in Wisconsin politics, meets Lauren Bacall.  (6/15/2016)
The best and the brightest: Wisconsin DOT Secretary sez, Fuck it, I'm not doin' my job!  (6/2/2016)

Ron Johnson, former dishwasher, is wrong again



As quoted in Sen. Johnson says Supreme Court ruling overruled the wishes of the people.  (WEAU, 06/27/2016)

That would be the wishes of the people with whom he prefers to associate.

Original 8/4/2015 post, "Dear Scott Walker, it's you who's #OutofTouch with everyday Americans", starts here.


40 years of Gallup polls show that a substantial majority of American think that abortion should be legal. 


According to Gallup polling, the number of American adults identifying as 'pro-choice' has increased 9 percentage points since 2012.  (Perhaps recent poll numbers help to explain the current Republican assault on Planned Parenthood.)
 

Other NoRoJo2016 posts:
Chapter 1.  (1/2/2013)
Chapter 2.  (1/10/2013)
Chapter 3.  (2/12/2013)
Chapter 4.  (2/13/2013)
Chapter 5   (3/11/2013)
Chapter 6.  (3/25/2013)
Chapter 7.  (4/8/2013)
Chapter 8.  (4/9/2013)
Chapter 9.  (4/12/2013)
Chapter 10. (4/14/2013)
Chapter 11.  (5/2/2013)  
Chapter 12.  (8/15/2013)
Chapter 13: One-trick pony?  (10/17/2013)
Chapter 14.  (10/24/2013)
Chapter 15.  (2/19/2014)
Chapter 16.  (3/15/2014)
Ron Johnson for President? Well, he might as well give it a go since he's not going to be re-elected U.S. Senator.  (5/14/2014)

Ron Johnson:  The sunshine of their love.  (6/18/2014) 
Chapter 19.  If only:  The early arrival of NoRoJo16.  (7/21/2014) 
Chapter 20:  As if we need more evidence.  (8/3/2014) 
Chapter 21.  Time to "ween off" RoJo.  (8/8/2014) 
Chapter 22.  The empty head addresses Cuba.  (12/22/2014)
Chapter 23.  We Really Don't Need Another 6 Years of Deep-Red Embarrassment.  (1/9/2015) 
Chapter 24.  Retiring Guy's illustrated dictionary:  'meaningless'.  (4/19/2015) 
Chapter 25.  Ron Johnson talks out of both sides of his mouth regarding 'career politicians'.  (5/17/2015)
Chapter 26.  The company he keeps.  (12/15/2015)
Chapter 27.  Dear Ron Johnson, Some of your best buds in the U.S. Senate are career politicians.  (2/4/2016)
Chapter 28.  Ron Johnson misreads the Constitution and misinterprets originalism.  (2/15/2016)
Chapter 29:  Dear Ron Johnson, How do you possibly expect to get reelected with these numbers?  (2/25/2016)
Chapter 30.  Two guys with low favorable ratings visit La Crosse.  (2/29/2016)
Chapter 31.  Ron Johnson:  Not our senator.  (3/15/2016)
Chapter 32.  Dear Ron Johnson, Let me speak frankly; you don't have a prayer! (3/17/2016)
Chapter 33.  Ron Johnson mouthpiece speaks up for silent boss.  (6/7/2016)
Chapter 34.  Dubya:  I'm with Rojo!  (6/18/2016)
Chapter 35.  Dear Ron Johnson, Most of us started at the bottom. It's no big deal.  (6/22/2016)

Scott Walker in so many words: You too can be the Miguel Cabrera or Alex Rodriguez of teaching!



As quoted in Walker: Wisconsin teachers should be paid like NFL free agents.  (La Crosse Tribune, 6/28/2016)

Contract specifics:
  • Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers:  10 years; $292,000,000
  • Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees:  10 years; $275,000,000

Average playing career by professional sport:
  • 3.5 years - National Foorball League
  • 4.8 years - National Basketball Association
  • 5.5 years - National Hockey League
  • 5.6 years - Major League Baseball

Related reading:
The Cost of Loyalty:Teachers’ Stay-or-Leave Decision in the Indianapolis Public Schools.  (TeachPlus, Spring 2010)
Conclusion.   IPS has a tremendous asset in the hundreds of teachers who choose to enter the system each year. As these teachers gain experience and skill, many of them hope to continue working with IPS students. The district must find a way to value their loyalty.

Dear Scott Walker, You'd be hard-pressed to find more than 2 road projects in northwest Wisconsin


Source:  Department of Transportation


As quoted in Scott Walker letter to DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb.  (6/27/2016)

Related posts:
Duey Stroebel, the most dangerous man in the Wisconsin state senate, has his pants on fire.  (6/26/2016)  
Duey Stroebel, one of the wackiest ships in Wisconsin politics, meets Lauren Bacall.  (6/15/2016)
The best and the brightest: Wisconsin DOT Secretary sez, Fuck it, I'm not doin' my job!  (6/2/2016)

Scott Walker in so many words: We'll talk if you have an invitation



As quoted in DIGGING DEEPER: Walker security costs down considerably in 2016.  (WKOW, 6/27/2016)

The article notes that Walker has held 43 listening sessions so far this year.

A recent one was held in Pepin.

“We’re happy with the turnout,” said Johnson. “We didn’t prevent any of the invited guests from being heard, but we thought that if the governor was coming all the way from Madison on the taxpayer’s dime, he should listen to more than a hand-picked set of local citizens.”

The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats

Maybe next time WKOW will dig with more than this utensil.

Related post:
By invitation only listening sessions aren't helping Scott Walker's approval levels.  (2/18/2016)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Read the display for yourself: Siriusly Sinatra plays Otis Redding


Photo by Retiring Guy

Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, and Harry M. Woods, "Try a Little Tenderness" was first recorded on December 8, 1932, by the Ray Noble Orchestra.

Frank Sinatra's version appeared on a 4-disc set of 78 rpm records, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, released on March 4, 1946.



Otis Redding's version made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 3, 1966.  It spent 10 weeks on the chart, peaking at #25.




In an inspired bit of programing, guest DJ Carly Simon played these 2 versions of this classic song back-to-back.





Count the number of people of color in Chet Strange's photo of Trump rally


And, as long as you're at it, count the number of women.


As reported in Donald Trump and R.N.C. Crack Down on Rebelling Delegates, by Jeremy W. Peters.(The New York Times, 6/26/2016)  It's also where you'll find Strange's photo.

Chet Strange, photojournalist.

UPDATE: Run government like a business? Be careful what you wish for



As reported in When You Dial 911 and Wall St. Answers, by Danielle Ivory, Ben Protess, and Kitty Bennett.  (The New York Times, 6/25/2016)

Original 10/5/2011 posts starts here.







UPDATE: "Ghost Condo" residents learn to live in harmony with a new Venture


Or so we can only hope.


Photos by Retiring Guy






Original 9/29/2014 post, "There Goes the Neighborhood: "Ghost Condo" Residents Lose Fight Against 12-Story Apartment Building", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Weston Place condo owners not backing down.  (Capital Times, 3/5/2014)

Well, there's always the "Rear Window" option.
Critics say the proposed apartment at 198 units per acre is more than twice as dense as the 12-story, 121-unit Weston Place and far more dense than any other building in the Hill Farms area.

I still call it the "Ghost Condo" because for the first years of its existence, few windows were illuminated at night.  The occupancy rate at the end of 2013 was 70%.

Hilldale's latest "in-fill" project.