Saturday, November 19, 2016

UPDATE: Madison 316 Building waterfall in motion




Mike Blaska in full hyperbole.  Eric Hovde’s 123-foot electronic waterfall is the kind of bold thinking that will do more for this city than that “glorified farmers market” Mayor Soglin is championing. Great cities need bold signatures. The St. Louis Arch, the Eiffel Tower, the Washington Monument, the “London Eye” Ferris wheel. 


Original 11/4/2016 post, "Waterfall mural to grace renovated AT&T Building in downtown Madison", starts here.


Madison's 316 Building will feature 123-foot high illuminated waterfall mural.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/27/2016)

Official unveiling is Thursday, November 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.


Related articles:
Madison considers $2 million TIF loan for AT&T building remodeling.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/28/2015)
$29.2 million renovation includes adding glass and windows.
Downtown Madison's AT&T building renovation nears completion, draws new tenants.  (Capital Times, 1/5/2016)
New tenants are primarily technology companies.

Madison’s Hovde thinks big and bold.  (Blaska's Bring it, 10/27/2016)

Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Trempealeau County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •   +29.1%  Republicans
  •   -26.6%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 372 (3%) 
  • Jill Stein 114 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party

Counties where Trump won 60% or more of the vote are highlighted


Source:  Wikipedia  (rotation added)

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)
Dunn County.  (11/11/2016)
Eau Claire County.  (11/11/2016)
Florence County.  (11/12/2016)
Fond du Lac County.  (11/12/2016)
Forest County.  (11/12/2016)
Grant County.  (11/13/2016)
Green County.  (11/13/2016)
Green Lake County.  (11/13/2016)
Iowa County.  (11/13/2016)
Iron County.  (11/13/2016)
Jackson County.  (11/14/2016)
Jefferson County.  (11/14/2016)
Juneau County.  (11/14/2016)
Kenosha County.   (11/14/2016)
Kewaunee County.  (11/14/2016)
La Crosse County.  (11/14/2016)
Lafayette County.  (11/14/2016)
Langlade County.  (11/15/2016)
Lincoln County.  (11/15/2016)
Manitowoc County.  (11/15/2016)
Marathon County.  (11/15/2016)
Marinette County.  (11/15/2016)
Marquette County.  (11/16/2016)
Menominee County.  (11/15/2016)
Milwaukee County.  (11/15/2016)
Monroe County.  (11/16/2016)
Oconto County.  (11/16/2016)
Oneida County.  (11/16/2016)
Outagamie County.  (11/16/2016)
Ozaukee County.  (11/16/2016)
Pepin County.  (11/16/2016)
Pierce County.  (11/16/2016)
Polk County.  (11/17/2016)
Portage County.   (11/17/2016)
Price County.  (11/17/2016)
Racine County.  (11/18/2016)
Richland County.  (11/18/2016)
Rock County.  (11/18/2016)
Rusk County.  (11/18/2016)
Sauk County.  (11/18/2016)
Sawyer County.   (11/18/2016)
Shawano County.  (11/19/2016)
Sheboygan County.  (11/19/2016)
St. Croix County.  (11/19/2016)
Taylor County.  (11/19/2016)


Original 11/24/2014 post, "Trempealeau County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.

2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  41% vs. 2% increase for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  35% vs. 2% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 15% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke received 1% more votes than Tom Barrett in 2010.

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia


The very bad days of David Sanguesa, outspoken Donald Trump supporter


Photo credit:  Miami Arrests

Reported at Man who yelled ‘Trump!’ in viral Starbucks video: ‘I had a bad day’.  (Miami Herald, 11/17/2016)

Will Ferrell rumored to be interested in starring in the movie version of "I Had a Bad Day".

Here's how Mike Pence was 'harassed' by cast of 'Hamilton'



Quoted in ‘Hamilton’ Had Some Unscripted Lines for Pence. Trump Wasn’t Happy.  (The New York Times, 11/18/2016)

Trump's usual thin-skinned blathering.

UPDATE Pamela Ramsey Taylor goes gossamer in her own defense




Reported in ‘Ape in heels’: W.Va. mayor resigns amid controversy over racist comments about Michelle Obama.  (Washington Post, 11/16/2017)

As the article goes on to note:
There is a long and ugly history of comparing black people to apes.

Original 11/15/2016 post, "Here's what passes for fun for the few hundred folks in 99% white Clay, West Virginia", starts here.

Trump received 77.4% of the vote in Clay County.

Photo credit:  Everipedia
Twitter screenshot:  boingboing



Source:  Wikipedia

A 'white' haven, of course.
Read all about it.  ‘Ape in heels’: W.Va. officials under fire after comments about Michelle Obama.  (Washington Post, 11/14/2016)

After careful consideration, Mike Pence chose to be a heterosexual


Meet our new Vice President and lifestyle choice expert.


Related reading:
Here’s What Mike Pence Said on LGBT Issues Over the Years.  (TIME, 7/15/2016)

Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in St. Croix County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •   +2.4%  Republicans
  •   -12.1%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 2,338 (5%) 
  • Jill Stein 513 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party

Counties where Trump won 60% or more of the vote are highlighted


Source:  Wikipedia  (rotation added)

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)
Dunn County.  (11/11/2016)
Eau Claire County.  (11/11/2016)
Florence County.  (11/12/2016)
Fond du Lac County.  (11/12/2016)
Forest County.  (11/12/2016)
Grant County.  (11/13/2016)
Green County.  (11/13/2016)
Green Lake County.  (11/13/2016)
Iowa County.  (11/13/2016)
Iron County.  (11/13/2016)
Jackson County.  (11/14/2016)
Jefferson County.  (11/14/2016)
Juneau County.  (11/14/2016)
Kenosha County.   (11/14/2016)
Kewaunee County.  (11/14/2016)
La Crosse County.  (11/14/2016)
Lafayette County.  (11/14/2016)
Langlade County.  (11/15/2016)
Lincoln County.  (11/15/2016)
Manitowoc County.  (11/15/2016)
Marathon County.  (11/15/2016)
Marinette County.  (11/15/2016)
Marquette County.  (11/16/2016)
Menominee County.  (11/15/2016)
Milwaukee County.  (11/15/2016)
Monroe County.  (11/16/2016)
Oconto County.  (11/16/2016)
Oneida County.  (11/16/2016)
Outagamie County.  (11/16/2016)
Ozaukee County.  (11/16/2016)
Pepin County.  (11/16/2016)
Pierce County.  (11/16/2016)
Polk County.  (11/17/2016)
Portage County.   (11/17/2016)
Price County.  (11/17/2016)
Racine County.  (11/18/2016)
Richland County.  (11/18/2016)
Rock County.  (11/18/2016)
Rusk County.  (11/18/2016)
Sauk County.  (11/18/2016)
Sawyer County.   (11/18/2016)
Shawano County.  (11/19/2016)
Sheboygan County.  (11/19/2016)


Original 11/24/2014 post, "St. Croix County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.

Curiously, we could probably make a case for the quadrennial Republicans here.


2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  51% vs. 24% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  34% vs. 21% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 16% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke received 28% more votes than Tom Barrett in 2010.

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia


Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Sheboygan County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •   -5.0%  Republicans
  •   -18.9%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 2,320 (4%) 
  • Jill Stein 538 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party

Counties where Trump won 60% or more of the vote are highlighted


Source:  Wikipedia  (rotation added)

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)
Dunn County.  (11/11/2016)
Eau Claire County.  (11/11/2016)
Florence County.  (11/12/2016)
Fond du Lac County.  (11/12/2016)
Forest County.  (11/12/2016)
Grant County.  (11/13/2016)
Green County.  (11/13/2016)
Green Lake County.  (11/13/2016)
Iowa County.  (11/13/2016)
Iron County.  (11/13/2016)
Jackson County.  (11/14/2016)
Jefferson County.  (11/14/2016)
Juneau County.  (11/14/2016)
Kenosha County.   (11/14/2016)
Kewaunee County.  (11/14/2016)
La Crosse County.  (11/14/2016)
Lafayette County.  (11/14/2016)
Langlade County.  (11/15/2016)
Lincoln County.  (11/15/2016)
Manitowoc County.  (11/15/2016)
Marathon County.  (11/15/2016)
Marinette County.  (11/15/2016)
Marquette County.  (11/16/2016)
Menominee County.  (11/15/2016)
Milwaukee County.  (11/15/2016)
Monroe County.  (11/16/2016)
Oconto County.  (11/16/2016)
Oneida County.  (11/16/2016)
Outagamie County.  (11/16/2016)
Ozaukee County.  (11/16/2016)
Pepin County.  (11/16/2016)
Pierce County.  (11/16/2016)
Polk County.  (11/17/2016)
Portage County.   (11/17/2016)
Price County.  (11/17/2016)
Racine County.  (11/18/2016)
Richland County.  (11/18/2016)
Rock County.  (11/18/2016)
Rusk County.  (11/18/2016)
Sauk County.  (11/18/2016)
Sawyer County.   (11/18/2016)
Shawano County.  (11/19/2016)


Original 11/24/2014 post, "Sheboygan County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.

2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  45% vs. 4% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  36% vs. 7% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 7% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke received 7% more votes than Tom Barrett in 2010.

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia


Case of the Quadrennial Democrats UPDATE. The 2016 presidential election in Shawano County Wisconsin


2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •   +15.6%  Republicans
  •    -32.7%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 603 (3%) 
  • Jill Stein 103 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party

Counties where Trump won 60% or more of the vote are highlighted


Source:  Wikipedia  (rotation added)

Updated posts:
Wisconsin.  (11/9/2016)
Adams County.  (11/9/2016)
Ashland County.  (11/9/2016)
Barron County.  (11/9/2016)
Bayfield County.  (11/9/2016)
Brown County.  (11/9/2016)
Buffalo County.  (11/9/2016)
Burnett County.  (11/10/2016)
Calumet County.  (11/10/2016)
Chippewa County.  (11/10/2016)
Clark County.  (11/10/2016)
Columbia County. (11/10/2016)
Crawford County.  (11/11/2016)
Dane County. (11/11/2016)
Dodge County.  (11/11/2016)
Door County.  (11/11/2016)
Douglas County.  (11/11/2016)
Dunn County.  (11/11/2016)
Eau Claire County.  (11/11/2016)
Florence County.  (11/12/2016)
Fond du Lac County.  (11/12/2016)
Forest County.  (11/12/2016)
Grant County.  (11/13/2016)
Green County.  (11/13/2016)
Green Lake County.  (11/13/2016)
Iowa County.  (11/13/2016)
Iron County.  (11/13/2016)
Jackson County.  (11/14/2016)
Jefferson County.  (11/14/2016)
Juneau County.  (11/14/2016)
Kenosha County.   (11/14/2016)
Kewaunee County.  (11/14/2016)
La Crosse County.  (11/14/2016)
Lafayette County.  (11/14/2016)
Langlade County.  (11/15/2016)
Lincoln County.  (11/15/2016)
Manitowoc County.  (11/15/2016)
Marathon County.  (11/15/2016)
Marinette County.  (11/15/2016)
Marquette County.  (11/16/2016)
Menominee County.  (11/15/2016)
Milwaukee County.  (11/15/2016)
Monroe County.  (11/16/2016)
Oconto County.  (11/16/2016)
Oneida County.  (11/16/2016)
Outagamie County.  (11/16/2016)
Ozaukee County.  (11/16/2016)
Pepin County.  (11/16/2016)
Pierce County.  (11/16/2016)
Polk County.  (11/17/2016)
Portage County.   (11/17/2016)
Price County.  (11/17/2016)
Racine County.  (11/18/2016)
Richland County.  (11/18/2016)
Rock County.  (11/18/2016)
Rusk County.  (11/18/2016)
Sauk County.  (11/18/2016)
Sawyer County.   (11/18/2016)


Original 11/22/2014 post, "Shawano County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.

2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  47% vs. 9% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  36% vs. 1% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total decreased by 26% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke received 4% more votes than Tom Barrett in 2010.

2008, 2010, and 2012 election figures from the (soon-to-be-snuffed?) Government Accountability Board.  The 2014 figures are preliminary.

Source:  Wikipedia


UPDATE. Colfax Public Library holdings, 2011-2015


2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |  -299
  • Audio |  -606
  • Video |  +163
  • Periodicals | -4
  • Expenditures | -$1,928 (-10%)

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)
Brillion Public Library.  (10/22/2016)
Brodhead Memorial Public Library.  (10/23/2016)
Brookfield Public Library.  (10/24/2016)
Brown Deer Public Library.  (10/25/2016)
Brownsville Public Library.  (10/26/2016)
Bruce Area Library. (10/27/2016)
Burlington Public Library.  (10/28/2016)
Butler Public Library.  (10/29/2016)
Forest Lodge Public Library, Cable.  (10/30/2016)
Cadott Community Library.  (10/31/2016)
Jane Morgan Memorial Library, Cambria.  (11/1/2016)
Cedarburg Public Library.  (11/8/2016)
Centuria Public Library.  (11/9/2016)
Calhoun Memorial Library, Chetek.  (11/10/2016)
Chilton Public Library.  (11/11/2016)
Chippewa Falls Public Library.  (11/13/2016)
Clear Lake Public Library.  (11/14/2016)
Clinton Public Library.  (11/15/2016)
Clintonville Public Library.  (11/16/2016)
Cobb Public Library.  (11/17/2016)
Colby Public Library.  (11/18/2016)


Original 12/19/2015 post, "A to Z through the Wisconsin Public Library Service Data: Collections (Colfax 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.

Colfax Public Library

  • Shared online catalog:  MORE (Indianhead Federated Library System)
  • Collection development policy:  Not included online
(shared space within municipal building)