Saturday, October 22, 2016

Donald Trump's top priority for his first 100 days



Quoted in Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office includes suing the women accusing him of assault.  (Vox, 10/22/2016)



"Hurt", Timi Yuro's first and biggest hit, debuted at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- a "national breakout".  Although it peaked at #4 during its 13-week run, the song spent just 3 weeks in the top 10.

Related posts:
Another evangelical pastor sells his soul to the devil.  (10/16/2016)
GOP candidate for President Donald Trump and his respect for women.  (10/16/2016)
The latest on the GOP sexist pig running for President.  (10/14/2016)
Clearly, the Trump campaign has no sense of irony.  (10/13/2016)
Dennis Duggan in so many words: A rich and powerful alpha white male gets a pass on sexual assault.  (10/11/2016)
Sounds like Vicki Sciolaro is driving the Trump, the harlot, crazy train.  (10/10/2016)
UPDATE. Tony Perkins in so many words: I have no problem with Trump grabbing pussy.  (10/9/2016)
Meet Charlotte Rasmussen, club car passenger on the Trump crazy train.  (10/9/2016)
Donald Trump shares his thoughts about father-daughter relationships with Howard Stern.  (10/8/2016)
Like Flo and Eddie, Billy Bush feels older now.  (10/8/2016)
Certainly has been an interesting 24 hours!" Trump tweets, unapologetically.  (10/8/2016)
Let's be honest, Donald Trump: Unwanted touching of private parts is not a distraction; it's sexual assault; it's a crime.  (10/8/2016)
New Hampshire GOP Senator Kelly Ayotte is absolutely going to pay for this gaffe.  (10/7/2016)
Meet the man so full of shit it oozes orange out of his pores.  (10/7/2016)
Procol Harum introduces Donald Trump's latest campaign theme song.  (10/4/2016)

Donald Trump Jr. on the facts of life


It's now Team Desperation on the Trump campaign trail.

Photo credit:  Twitter

Quoted in Trump Jr. says conversations like his father's 2005 hot mic comments are 'a fact of life'.  (CNN, 10/22/2016)



Related post:
Waiting for 3.6 billion Skittles to roll off the conveyor belt.  (9/20/2016)

UPDATE. The Towering Isthmus: Another look at Ovation 309


Sunlit on Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ovation 309 on Facebook

Other "Towering Isthmus" posts:
"Oh, the sun shines bright on my hubbA hubBa home...".  (10/15/2016)
'Boutique' just means you can't afford to stay there.  (10/15/2016)
UPDATE.  Anchor Bank Capitol Square development.  (9/16/2016)
UPDATE.  Uncommon, the final shot.  (9/16/2016)
UPDATE.  Capitol's Edge Apartments, the final shots.  (9/16/2016)
Another development starts to rise along East Washington Avenue.  (8/23/2016)
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)
Video UPDATE. The Towering Isthmus: AC Hotel Madison at East Washington & North Webster,  (6/14/2016)
UPDATE. The Towering Isthmus: Anchor Bank project's big, deep hole.  (5/5/2016)
UPDATE: The Towering Isthmus: Uncommon eyesore.  (5/5/2016)
UPDATE:  The Lux on West Johnson Street.  (1/15/2016)
UPDATE:  Capitol's Edge Apartments.  (1/15/2016)
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)
The Towering Isthmus: A behemoth hogs the skyline from Bascom Hill.  (12/4/2014)
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)


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fire reported on 13th floor of Ovation Apartments.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/12/2015)

Very superstitious.
The 14-story Ovation project, completed last year, includes 248 luxury apartments and 23,000 square feet of office space, including the Madison Fire Department's administration offices.

Photos by Retiring Guy taken on Friday, June 19, 2015.

From the 300 block of West Dayton Street


From the intersection of West Dayton and North Henry Streets


From the Overture parking ramp.  (Renovations are underway at Madison's Fire Station 1 and are expected to be completed by November of this year.)



Original post begins here.

A streetscape and skyline game-changer.  Ovation 309.

At the intersection of North Broom and West Johnson, looking toward State Street.


One of a variety of floor plans available.


Rendering.

Photos by Retiring Guy.


UPDATE. It's close in Georgia, but Trump maintains a slim lead


Jill Stein is barely registering.


Related reading:
AJC poll: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are deadlocked in Georgia.  (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 10/21/2016)
Nearly 60 percent of voters view the Republican’s treatment of women as a legitimate issue in the presidential race after Trump’s incendiary remarks in the “Access Hollywood” videotape. By contrast, less than a third of voters see Bill Clinton’s treatment of women as a legitimate factor in the contest

Related posts:
UPDATE.  Hillary takes charge in Florida, Trump's support erodes.  (10/22/2016)
Trump likely to lose in Utah -- but not to Clinton.  (10/21/2016)
UPDATE. Michigan is seriously not in play for Trump.  (10/21/2016)
UPDATE. Except for ABC News/WaPo outlier, Trump now polling in mid-to-upper 30s.  (10/16/2016)
UPDATE Pennsylvania. Dear Allentown Morning Call, Time to get out of the polling business,  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE. Colorado turns from blue to purple since our last visit there.  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE. Clinton tries to put some space between her and Trump in North Carolina.  (10/3/2016)
 Live Free or Die UPDATE: Trump still can't crack 40% in 4-way New Hampshire presidential polls.  (9/30/2016)
Clinton gets big bounce in first Nevada post-debate presidential poll.  (9/30/2016)
UPDATE. It's been a Clinton and Trump nip and tuck in Florida Presidential polls all September long.  (9/30/2016)
Clinton sweeps a week's worth of national presidential polls.  (9/28//2016)
Latest Florida presidential poll:  Where Trump is lagging.  (8/28/2016)
Trump campaign engine stalls in Michigan.  (8/17/2016)
UPDATE: Trump can't crack 40% in 4-way New Hampshire presidential polls.  (8/15/2016)
Trump seriously tanking in Colorado.  (8/12/2016)
Clinton extends lead in North Carolina polls.  (8/12/2016)
Clinton holds slight advantage in Florida presidential polls.  (8/12/2016)
Clinton leads in Pennsylvania.  (8/9/2016)
Another day, another big win for Clinton in the polls.  (8/8/2016)
Trump keeps up his inane, disparaging, name-calling tweets as his poll numbers erode.  (8/7/2016)
Clinton takes big lead over Trump in Virginia.  (8/7/2016)
Clinton takes it to Trump every time in Michigan.  (8/6/2016)
UPDATE: Now pinch-hitting for Rasmussen, the Los Angeles Times.  (8/6/2016)
Dem. challenger Katie McGinty tightens race against GOP incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey in PA.  (8/5/2016)
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte can't run away from Donald Trump fast enough.  (8/5/2016)
Hillary gets a big convention bump in New Hampshire.  (8/5/2016)
Latest national Presidential polls has GOP worried.  (8/5/2016)
Clinton starting to put room between herself and Trump in national polls.  (8/4/2016)


Original 8/5/2016 post, "Trump pisses away his advantage in Georgia, of all places!", starts here.


As a point of comparison, Romney won all 10 Georgia polls in 2012 by an average of 10 percentage points.




UPDATE. Hillary takes charge in Florida, Trump's support erodes





Related posts:
Trump likely to lose in Utah -- but not to Clinton.  (10/21/2016)
UPDATE. Michigan is seriously not in play for Trump.  (10/21/2016)
UPDATE. Except for ABC News/WaPo outlier, Trump now polling in mid-to-upper 30s.  (10/16/2016)
Pennsylvania UPDATE. Dear Allentown Morning Call, Time to get out of the polling business,  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE. Colorado turns from blue to purple since our last visit there.  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE. Clinton tries to put some space between her and Trump in North Carolina.  (10/3/2016)
 Live Free or Die UPDATE: Trump still can't crack 40% in 4-way New Hampshire presidential polls.  (9/30/2016)
Clinton gets big bounce in first Nevada post-debate presidential poll.  (9/30/2016)
UPDATE. It's been a Clinton and Trump nip and tuck in Florida Presidential polls all September long.  (9/30/2016)
Clinton sweeps a week's worth of national presidential polls.  (9/28//2016)
Latest Florida presidential poll:  Where Trump is lagging.  (8/28/2016)
Trump campaign engine stalls in Michigan.  (8/17/2016)
UPDATE: Trump can't crack 40% in 4-way New Hampshire presidential polls.  (8/15/2016)
Trump seriously tanking in Colorado.  (8/12/2016)
Clinton extends lead in North Carolina polls.  (8/12/2016)
Clinton holds slight advantage in Florida presidential polls.  (8/12/2016)
Clinton leads in Pennsylvania.  (8/9/2016)
Another day, another big win for Clinton in the polls.  (8/8/2016)
Trump keeps up his inane, disparaging, name-calling tweets as his poll numbers erode.  (8/7/2016)
Clinton takes big lead over Trump in Virginia.  (8/7/2016)
Clinton takes it to Trump every time in Michigan.  (8/6/2016)
UPDATE: Now pinch-hitting for Rasmussen, the Los Angeles Times.  (8/6/2016)
Trump pisses away his advantage in Georgia, of all places!  (8/5/2016)
Dem. challenger Katie McGinty tightens race against GOP incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey in PA.  (8/5/2016)
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte can't run away from Donald Trump fast enough.  (8/5/2016)
Latest national Presidential polls has GOP worried.  (8/5/2016)
Clinton starting to put room between herself and Trump in national polls.  (8/4/2016)


9/30/2016 update, " It's been a Clinton and Trump nip and tuck in Florida Presidential polls all September long", starts here.






8/16/2016 update, "Hillary continues to move ahead in Florida presidential polls", starts here.







Original 8/12/2016 post, "Clinton holds slight advantage in Florida presidential polls" starts here.





UPDATE. Brillion Public Library holdings, 2011-2015





2011-2015 changes:
  • Books | -2,182
  • Audio | -   550
  • Video | -275
  • Periodicals | -5
  • Expenditures | +$2,482

Other updates:
Abbotsford Public Library.  (9/20/2016)
Adams County Public Library.  (9/20/2016)
Albertson Memorial Library.  (9/20/2016)
Algoma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Alma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Altoona Public Library.  (9/22/2016)
Amery Area Public Library.  (9/22/2016)
Lettie W. Jensen Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Antigo Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Appleton Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Arcadia Free Public Library.  (9/24/2016)
Argyle Public Library.  (9/24/2016)
Lester Public Library of Arpin.  (9/25/2016)
Vaughn Public Library, Ashland.  (9/25/2016)
Augusta Memorial Public Library.  (9/26/2016)
Baldwin Public Library.  (9/27/2016)
Balsam Lake Public Library.  (9/28/2016)
Baraboo Public Library.  (9/29/2016)
Barneveld Public Library.  (9/30/2016)
Barron Public Library.  (10/1/2016)
Bayfield Carnegie Library.  (10/2/2016)
Beaver Dam Community Library.  (10/3/2016)
Belleville Public Library.  (10/4/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (10/5/2016)
Beloit Public Library.  (10/6/2016)
Benton Public Library.  (10/7/2016)
Berlin Public Library.  (10/9/2016)
Big Bend Village Library.  (10/10/2016)
Black Creek Village Library,.  (10/11/2016)
Black Earth Public Library.  (10/12/2016)
Black River Falls Public Library.  (10/13/2016)
Blair-Preston Public Library.  (10/14/2016)
Blanchardville Public Library.  (10/15/2016)
G. E. Bleskacek Memorial Family Library.  (10/16/2016)
Bloomington Public Library.  (10/17/2016)
Hildebrand Memorial Library, Boscobel.  (10/18/2016)
Boulder Junction Public Library.  (10/19/2016)
Boyceville Public Library.  (10/20/2016)
Brandon Public Library.  (10/21/2016)


Original 11/19/2015 post, "A to Z through the Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: Collections (Brillion Public Library)" starts here.

This series takes a look at the numerical changes in Wisconsin public library collections in 9-year increments:  1996, 2005, and 2014.




All statistical information from the Wisconsin Public Library Service Data.

Brillion Public Library

  • Shared online catalog:  MCLS (Manitowoc-Calumet Library System)
  • Collection development policy:  Not available online


Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons


Friday, October 21, 2016

Apparently, after 224 years, it's time for Farmer's Almanac to go out of business


Point

Counterpoint

City Lab, 10/21/2016


Top GOP leaders speak out against Trump's inflammatory comments on American election process



Trump leaves GOP leaders shell-shocked and fearful.  (Boston Globe, 10/20/2016)
Not to mention silent.  The defiant comments further dismayed Republican leaders who have been struggling for more than a year with how to respond to Trump's inflammatory rhetoric.  Now, instewad of responding to his remarks about women or immigrants, Republicans are left with this:  For the first time in modern history a presidential candidate was casting doubt on the integrity of the American election process as it was unfolding.

Time again for one of the pinnacles of power pop.

Cold comfort: Enbridge respects the 530 employees it's laying off


Photo credit:  LinkedIn

Quoted in Energy Firm Enbridge Lays Off 500 Workers, Including Dozens In Twin Ports.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/21/2016)

Apparently, Trump's latest tweet storm brought Twitter to its knees in a wide swath of U.S.


Either that or Twitter is sending out a we 'heart' Trump message.

Trump likely to lose in Utah -- but not to Clinton


Utah native Evan McMullin, a "Never Trump" candidate, is making a strong showing of late.


Related article:
Provo native, BYU grad joins race for White House as never-Trump option, seeks spot on Utah ballot.  (Salt Lake Tribune, 8/8/2016)
The deadline to get on the ballot already has passed in 26 states and if McMullin were to reach that bar in the remaining states — itself a huge challenge — and win them all in November, he still would end up with 244 electoral votes, 26 shy of the tally needed to be elected president. 
In Utah, Perry said, McMullin could tap into Trump discontent and give those planning to hold their nose and vote for the GOP nominee another option.

Related posts:
UPDATE. Michigan is seriously not in play for Trump.  (10/21/2016)
UPDATE. Except for ABC News/WaPo outlier, Trump now polling in mid-to-upper 30s.  (10/16/2016)
Pennsylvania UPDATE. Dear Allentown Morning Call, Time to get out of the polling business,  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE. Colorado turns from blue to purple since our last visit there.  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE. Clinton tries to put some space between her and Trump in North Carolina.  (10/3/2016)
 Live Free or Die UPDATE: Trump still can't crack 40% in 4-way New Hampshire presidential polls.  (9/30/2016)
Clinton gets big bounce in first Nevada post-debate presidential poll.  (9/30/2016)
UPDATE. It's been a Clinton and Trump nip and tuck in Florida Presidential polls all September long.  (9/30/2016)
Clinton sweeps a week's worth of national presidential polls.  (9/28//2016)
Clinton, Trump neck-and-neck in Iowa.  (8/17/2016)
UPDATE. Everyone continues to bounce along in Virginia presidential polls.  (8/16/2016)
UPDATE: Trump can't crack 40% in 4-way New Hampshire presidential polls.  (8/15/2016)
Trump seriously tanking in Colorado.  (8/12/2016)
Trump keeps up his inane, disparaging, name-calling tweets as his poll numbers erode.  (8/7/2016)
Clinton takes big lead over Trump in Virginia.  (8/7/2016)
UPDATE: Now pinch-hitting for Rasmussen, the Los Angeles Times.  (8/6/2016)
Trump pisses away his advantage in Georgia, of all places!  (8/5/2016)
Dem. challenger Katie McGinty tightens race against GOP incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey in PA.  (8/5/2016)
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte can't run away from Donald Trump fast enough.  (8/5/2016)
Hillary gets a big convention bump in New Hampshire.  (8/5/2016)
Latest national Presidential polls has GOP worried.  (8/5/2016)
Clinton starting to put room between herself and Trump in national polls.  (8/4/2016)

UPDATE. Michigan is seriously not in play for Trump


Donald Trump visits Michigan again, how in play is the state?.  (mlive, 9/30/2016)
See quote below.



Photo credit:  Dr. Rich Swier

Ronna was formerly married to Mitt's brother, George.  In one of her races for the U.S. Senate, he backed her Republican primary opponent.




Related posts:
UPDATE. Except for ABC News/WaPo outlier, Trump now polling in mid-to-upper 30s.  (10/16/2016)
Pennsylvania UPDATE. Dear Allentown Morning Call, Time to get out of the polling business,  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE. Colorado turns from blue to purple since our last visit there.  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE. Clinton tries to put some space between her and Trump in North Carolina.  (10/3/2016)
 Live Free or Die UPDATE: Trump still can't crack 40% in 4-way New Hampshire presidential polls.  (9/30/2016)
Clinton gets big bounce in first Nevada post-debate presidential poll.  (9/30/2016)
UPDATE. It's been a Clinton and Trump nip and tuck in Florida Presidential polls all September long.  (9/30/2016)
Clinton sweeps a week's worth of national presidential polls.  (9/28//2016)
Latest Florida presidential poll:  Where Trump is lagging.  (8/28/2016)
Clinton, Trump neck-and-neck in Iowa.  (8/17/2016)
UPDATE. Hillary continues to move ahead in Florida presidential polls.  (8/16/2016)
UPDATE. Everyone continues to bounce along in Virginia presidential polls.  (8/16/2016)
UPDATE. Hillary continues to expand her her lead against Trump during 1st 2 weeks of August.  (8/16/2016)
UPDATE: Trump can't crack 40% in 4-way New Hampshire presidential polls.  (8/15/2016)
Trump seriously tanking in Colorado.  (8/12/2016)
Clinton extends lead in North Carolina polls.  (8/12/2016)
Clinton leads in Pennsylvania.  (8/9/2016)
Another day, another big win for Clinton in the polls.  (8/8/2016)
Trump keeps up his inane, disparaging, name-calling tweets as his poll numbers erode.  (8/7/2016)
Clinton takes big lead over Trump in Virginia.  (8/7/2016)
UPDATE: Now pinch-hitting for Rasmussen, the Los Angeles Times.  (8/6/2016)
Trump pisses away his advantage in Georgia, of all places!  (8/5/2016)
Dem. challenger Katie McGinty tightens race against GOP incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey in PA.  (8/5/2016)
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte can't run away from Donald Trump fast enough.  (8/5/2016)
Hillary gets a big convention bump in New Hampshire.  (8/5/2016)
Latest national Presidential polls has GOP worried.  (8/5/2016)
Clinton starting to put room between herself and Trump in national polls.  (8/4/2016)


9/30/2016 update, " Clinton keeps Trump at bay in Michigan throughout September", starts here.







8/17/2016 update, "Trump campaign engine stalls in Michigan", starts here.

Source:  Real Clear Politics

Related reading:
Great Lakes no help for a struggling Trump on road to 270.  (Business Insider, 8/15/2016)
The GOP nominee needs a place to reset the electoral map, and stops this past week in Michigan and Pennsylvania suggest he's looking at the industrial heartland states on the Great Lakes. It's a part of the country where he has said he can compete with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump will find the going there no easier than anywhere else.

Clinton camp confronts Trump's Rust Belt strategy.  (Politico, 8/5/2016)
All they have to do is dream.  But Republicans say that Michigan is tighter than it’s ever been and that Trump’s nontraditional campaign should not be underestimated in places where manufacturing jobs have disappeared.  


UPDATE. Brandon Public Library holdings, 2011-2015






2011-2015 changes:
  • Books | -2,178
  • Audio | -     12
  • Video | +     87
  • Periodicals | +4
  • Expenditures | -$1,762

Other updates:
Abbotsford Public Library.  (9/20/2016)
Adams County Public Library.  (9/20/2016)
Albertson Memorial Library.  (9/20/2016)
Algoma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Alma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Altoona Public Library.  (9/22/2016)
Amery Area Public Library.  (9/22/2016)
Lettie W. Jensen Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Antigo Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Appleton Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Arcadia Free Public Library.  (9/24/2016)
Argyle Public Library.  (9/24/2016)
Lester Public Library of Arpin.  (9/25/2016)
Vaughn Public Library, Ashland.  (9/25/2016)
Augusta Memorial Public Library.  (9/26/2016)
Baldwin Public Library.  (9/27/2016)
Balsam Lake Public Library.  (9/28/2016)
Baraboo Public Library.  (9/29/2016)
Barneveld Public Library.  (9/30/2016)
Barron Public Library.  (10/1/2016)
Bayfield Carnegie Library.  (10/2/2016)
Beaver Dam Community Library.  (10/3/2016)
Belleville Public Library.  (10/4/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (10/5/2016)
Beloit Public Library.  (10/6/2016)
Benton Public Library.  (10/7/2016)
Berlin Public Library.  (10/9/2016)
Big Bend Village Library.  (10/10/2016)
Black Creek Village Library,.  (10/11/2016)
Black Earth Public Library.  (10/12/2016)
Black River Falls Public Library.  (10/13/2016)
Blair-Preston Public Library.  (10/14/2016)
Blanchardville Public Library.  (10/15/2016)
G. E. Bleskacek Memorial Family Library.  (10/16/2016)
Bloomington Public Library.  (10/17/2016)
Hildebrand Memorial Library, Boscobel.  (10/18/2016)
Boulder Junction Public Library.  (10/19/2016)
Boyceville Public Library.  (10/20/2016)


Original 11/18/2015 post, "A to Z through the Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: Collections (Brandon Public Library)", starts here.

This series takes a look at the numerical changes in Wisconsin public library collections in 9-year increments:  1996, 2005, and 2014.




All statistical information from the Wisconsin Public Library Service Data.

Brandon Public Library

  • Shared online catalog: Winnefox
  • Collection development policy:  Not available online


Photo credit:  Brandon Public Library


Thursday, October 20, 2016