Saturday, December 17, 2016

More fake news from Breitbart: No, Oliver, the BBC did not make the call


Specifically, what we have here is a purposefully misleading headline.


The source of this opinion is clearly identified in the headline.


More tender sensibilities, bruised.

Memo to Breitbart:  Folks get to express their opinions when interviewed.   They are not required to echo, exclusively, your 'Make American Great Again' company line.

Related posts:
UPDATE. Breitbart unknowingly creates apt slogan for its news operation.  (12/15/2016) 
Your source for migrant hysteria.  (12/11/2016)
Breitbart editor in chief Alexander Marlow can't name one.  (12/6/2016)
Verrrrrry-interesting. Breitbart picking on Paul Ryan.  (12/1/2016)
Breitbart resorts to dog whistle headline in wrangle with Kellogg's.  (12/1/2016)
Breitbart toots Trump's horn over November jobs report.  (12/1/2016)
More fake news on climate change from Breitbart.  (11/30/2016)
According to Breitbart, 6 incidents of pickpocketing in 6 months is a spree..  (11/28/2016)
True the Vote: Right-wing, cry-wolf, voter suppression, fake news operation is at it again.  (11/28/2016)
All you need to know about this 'news' website: Breitbart readers prefer a crank for Secretary of State.  (11/26/2016)
In its anti-immigration zeal, Breitbart replays a story from June 2016.  (11/21/2016)
For Donald Trump, it's always good news week at Breitbart.  (11/18/2016)
Possibly the dumbest man on the Internet defends Steve Bannon.  (11/15/2016)
Breitbart polls:  Life is just a fantasy.  (10/3/2016)
UPDATE: More wishful thinking extraordinaire from Breitbart.  (6/8/2016)

Jake Tapper points to some serious inflation since 2011



Sources:

Related post:
Conservative media not inclined to update popular vote on their election webpages.  (12/12/2016)

Just in case you need more evidence that the Trump family is tone-deaf


Or, less charitably, totally corrupt.


Reported in Auction Offering Coffee with Ivanka Trump is Cancelled.  (The New York Times, 12/16/2016)

Thanks to the Washington Post, you can now read Donald Trump's tweets in context





The Fix.  Now you can fact-check Trump’s tweets — in the tweets themselves.  (Washington Post, 12/16/2016)
We made a tool that slips a bit more context into Trump's tweets. It's still in the early stages, but our goal is to provide additional context where needed for Trump's tweets moving forward (and a few golden oldies).

UPDATE. Hawkins Area Library: 2009-2015 annual circulation and program attendance




2009-2014 comparisons
  • 19.7% increase in circulation
  • 17.7% increase in program attendance




Library hours of operation:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
43 40 hours per week.  (Compared to 42 hours per week, on average, in 2009.)

Other posts in the series:

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

Edgerton Public Library holdings, 2011-2015


2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |     -776
  • Audio |    +739
  • Video |  +1,665
  • Periodicals | -13
  • Expenditures | +$18,538  (+62%)

Edgerton Public Library
  • Shared online catalog: RockCat (Arrowhead Library System)
  • Collection development policy (not available online)

Other updates:
Algoma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Alma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Altoona Public Library.  (9/22/2016)
Antigo Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Appleton Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Argyle Public Library.  (9/24/2016)
Vaughn Public Library, Ashland.  (9/25/2016)
Baldwin Public Library.  (9/27/2016)
Baraboo Public Library.  (9/29/2016)
Barneveld Public Library.  (9/30/2016)
Barron Public Library.  (10/1/2016)
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 Earth Public Library.  (10/12/2016)
Hildebrand Memorial Library, Boscobel.  (10/18/2016)
Boyceville Public Library.  (10/20/2016)
Brandon Public Library.  (10/21/2016)
Brillion Public Library.  (10/22/2016)
Brown Deer Public Library.  (10/25/2016)
Bruce Area Library. (10/27/2016)
Butler Public Library.  (10/29/2016)
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)
Chilton Public Library.  (11/11/2016)
Clinton Public Library.  (11/15/2016)
Cobb Public Library.  (11/17/2016)
Colby Public Library.  (11/18/2016)
Colfax Public Library.  (11/19/2016)
Coloma Public Library.  (11/20/2016)
Columbus Public Library.  (11/21/2016)
Cornell Public Library.  (11/22/2016)
Crandon Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library (Cross Plains).  (11/24/2016)
Cuba City Public Library.  (11/25/2016)
Cudahy Family Library.  (11/26/2016)
Thomas St. Angelo Public Library, Cumberland.  (11/27/2017)
Darien Public Library.  (11/28/2016)
Johnson Public Library, Darlington.  (11/29/2016)
Deer Park Public Library.  (11/30/2016)
Deerfield Public Library.  (12/1/2016)
Delafield Public Library.  (12/4/2016)
Aram Public Library, Delavan.  (12/5/2016)
De Soto Public Library.  (12/6/2016)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cue the 'Dragnet' theme song: Scott Walker ain't done with us yet, folks



Quoted in Scott Walker says he won't announce 2018 decision until after budget,  (Madison.com, 12/16/2016)

In an appropriating mood, the GOP is whistling a different tune.


Disco one-hit wonders McFadden and Whitehead made their only appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Ain't No Stopping Us Now", which debuted at on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending April 28, 1979.  Although the song spent 18 weeks on the chart, it never reached the top 10, peaking at #13.

UPDATE. In so many words, Cathy Stepp sez these boots are made for walkin' all over you, Kewaunee County



Quoted in Kewaunee County Request for the New Year:  Cleaner Water.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/15/2016)

Related posts:
UPDATE. New Year's resolution: Kewaunee County voters just don't get it.  (12/16/2016)
Ach du lieber! WI DNR head(case) Cathy Stepp compares environmental regulation to flippin' burgers.  (6/22/2016)
Scott Walker abides -- in his own fashion.  (6/21/2016)
CYA time: Wisconsin DNR board members shocked! shocked! about state's lack of enforcement.  (6/15/2016)
The public trust betrayed: Scott Walker's chamber of commerce agenda for Wisconsin's environment.  (6/11/2016)
Update:  Dear Rob, This is what happens when you run government like a business.   (6/5/2016)
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources takes an environmental violations holiday.  (5/19/2016)


11/30/2016 update, "The wondrous wisdom of Cathy Stepp", starts here.


Quoted in DNR to alter handling of pollution, science, enforcement.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/30/2016)

Based on this list from the above article, I imagine Gaylord Nelson is spinning in his grave.
  • Placing greater reliance on private contractors to write environmental permits including those governing water pollution discharges from animal feedlots. 
  • Exerting closer control over agency research. 
  • Reducing the number of armed rangers with arrest powers in state parks. 
  • Reevaluating state wildlife habitat and the effort that goes into management, selling off aging heavy equipment, and allowing more front-line personnel to specialize in their areas of expertise.

But wait; there's more!

Photo credit:  WMC

Hmm, I wonder how many environmental groups got a sneak preview.


Original 6/26/2016 post, "'The best shall serve the state':  The Cathy Stepp exception, continued", start here.

One of many current exceptions in the Walker administration.


As quoted in As DNR woes grow, former critic says she's its best protector. (Madison.com, 6/26/2016)

As for Democrats, independents, and perhaps even moderate Republicans -- meh!


UPDATE. New Year's resolution: Kewaunee County voters just don't get it


Kewaunee County's Request For The New Year: Cleaner Water.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 12/15/216)
Kewaunee County Supervisor Lee Luft delivered an emphatic message Wednesday to the Natural Resources Board about the water pollution many residents say is connected to animal waste from large farms. "There's very, very little monitoring, and very, very little enforcement," Luft said.

From the top.  The environmental message is clear from the presidential candidate who received 62% of the vote in Kewaunee County.

In choosing Pruitt to head the EPA, Trump has sent a clear message that he intends to follow through on his campaign promise to cut back on environmental regulations that he and many Republicans have long argued harm businesses.

Such as Augustian Farms LLC, one of 16 CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) in Kewaunee County.


11/14/2016 update, "The 2016 presidential election in Kewaunee County Wisconsin", starts here

2016 update:  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (100% reporting)

2012-2016 % change in vote by party
  •  +13.4%  Republicans
  •   -29.7%  Democrats
Third party tallies
  • Gary Johnson 348 (3%)
  • Jill Stein 79 (1%)

County rankings of vote change by party

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

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)


Original 11/14/2014 post, "Kewaunee County, Wisconsin: The Case of the Quadrennial Democrats", starts here.

The 2008 results are an anomaly.  Bush-Cheney beat Gore-Lieberman 4883-4670 in 2000 and Kerry-Edward 5970-5175 in 2004.

2008-2010 drop in Democratic voter participation:  43% vs. 2.8% for Republicans.
2012-2014 drop in Democratic voter participation:  35% vs. 1.3% for Republicans.

Walker's vote total increased by 24% in 2014 compared to 2010.  Mary Burke increased Tom Barrett's total by 0.3%.

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

Source:  Wikipedia


UPDATE. Montfort Public Library 2009-2015 annual circulation and program attendance




2009-2015 comparisons:
  • 34.3% drop in circulation
  • 38.8% drop in program attendance


Library hours of operation:
  • Monday, Tuesday:   Noon to 7 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  11 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Thursday:  10 9 a.m. to 2 3 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon
25 27 hours per week.  (Compared to 25 hours per week in 2009.)

Other posts in the series:


Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire) holdings, 2011-2015



2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |  -21,745
  • Audio |   +1,460
  • Video |       +447
  • Periodicals | -23
  • Expenditures | +$11,399  (+3%)

L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library




Other updates:
Algoma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Alma Public Library.  (9/21/2016)
Altoona Public Library.  (9/22/2016)
Antigo Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Appleton Public Library.  (9/23/2016)
Argyle Public Library.  (9/24/2016)
Vaughn Public Library, Ashland.  (9/25/2016)
Baldwin Public Library.  (9/27/2016)
Baraboo Public Library.  (9/29/2016)
Barneveld Public Library.  (9/30/2016)
Barron Public Library.  (10/1/2016)
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 Earth Public Library.  (10/12/2016)
Hildebrand Memorial Library, Boscobel.  (10/18/2016)
Boyceville Public Library.  (10/20/2016)
Brandon Public Library.  (10/21/2016)
Brillion Public Library.  (10/22/2016)
Brown Deer Public Library.  (10/25/2016)
Bruce Area Library. (10/27/2016)
Butler Public Library.  (10/29/2016)
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)
Chilton Public Library.  (11/11/2016)
Clinton Public Library.  (11/15/2016)
Cobb Public Library.  (11/17/2016)
Colby Public Library.  (11/18/2016)
Colfax Public Library.  (11/19/2016)
Coloma Public Library.  (11/20/2016)
Columbus Public Library.  (11/21/2016)
Cornell Public Library.  (11/22/2016)
Crandon Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library (Cross Plains).  (11/24/2016)
Cuba City Public Library.  (11/25/2016)
Cudahy Family Library.  (11/26/2016)
Thomas St. Angelo Public Library, Cumberland.  (11/27/2017)
Darien Public Library.  (11/28/2016)
Johnson Public Library, Darlington.  (11/29/2016)
Deer Park Public Library.  (11/30/2016)
Deerfield Public Library.  (12/1/2016)
Delafield Public Library.  (12/4/2016)
Aram Public Library, Delavan.  (12/5/2016)
De Soto Public Library.  (12/6/2016)