Saturday, December 24, 2016

Donald Trump sets the table for hate, intolerance and complete piggishness



Quoted in What do we want for 2017?  We have a Lot of Different Opinions.  (Artvoice, 12/23/2016)

Related reading:
Trump ‘friend’ and N.Y. campaign co-chair says he wants Obama dead of ‘mad cow disease’ in 2017.  (Washington Post, 12/23/2016)

Uproar continues over Paladino comments on Obamas.  (Buffalo News, 12/24/2016)
Larry Quinn, a current School Board member and friend of Paladino, said he wanted to keep his reaction brief until he spoke with Paladino about the episode, but disapproved of Paladino's language. 
"I don't like the words he used," he said. "I don't want to speculate at this time about what may happen. I'm not ready to jump in that pool yet. Carl's a friend, and I will give him an opportunity to talk to me about this."

The many other tables that Trump has set.

Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Review-Journal lackey pimps for Donald Trump



Opined at New president is set to unleash a wave of prosperity.  (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/21/2016)
Then there was Carrier Air Conditioner and its decision to keep its U.S. factory open (instead of moving to Mexico).

About those $7 million in tax credits.  Most of that money will be invested in automation said to Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies, Carrier's corporate parent. And that automation will replace some of the jobs that were just saved. "We're going to...automate to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be competitive," he said on an interview on CNBC earlier this week. "Is it as cheap as moving to Mexico with lower cost labor? No. But we will make that plant competitive just because we'll make the capital investments there. But what that ultimately means is there will be fewer jobs."  (Carrier to ultimately some of the jobs that Trump saved.  CNN Money, 12/9/2016)

Guess Wayne's been snoozin' this month,

Dear Janna Ryan, Here's a last-minute gift idea for hubby: Pants



Reported in With 'repeal and replace' in the works, Paul Ryan claims Obamacare is making Medicare go broke.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/23/2016)

Recent Paul Ryan posts:
Speaker Paul Ryan demonstrates his weenie leadership skills.  (12/10/2016)
Verrrrrry-interesting. Breitbart picking on Paul Ryan.  (12/1/2016)
Paul Ryan on Donald Trump, in so many words: We can work together.  (11/2/2016)
If Trump wins the Presidency, then it's game over for Speaker Paul Ryan.  (10/31/2016)
Paul Ryan, the quiet man.  (9/28/2016)
Paul Ryan takes a pass on Trump bashing, will keep his powder dry.  (3/4/2016)

Endeavor Public Library holdings, 2011-2015





2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |   +132
  • Audio |    -220
  • Video |      -36
  • Periodicals | -14
  • Expenditures | -$24  (+1%)

Photo credit:  Library
Elroy Public Library
  • Shared online catalog: WLRSweb (Winding Rivers Library System)
  • Collection development policy (not available online)

Other updates and additional entries to series:
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)
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)

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




2009-2015 comparisons
  • 7.8% increase in circulation 
  • 157% increase in program attendance

Photo credit:  Google

Library hours of operation:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday:  9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Wednesday:  2 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday:  1 to 5 p.m.
16 hours per week.  (Compared to 16 hours per week, on average, in 2009.)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (12/12/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (12/12/2016)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (12/13/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (12/14/2016)
Wabeno Public Library.  (12/15/2016)
Montfort Public Library.  (12/16/2016)
Hawkins Area Public Library.  (12/17/2016)
Argyle Public Library.  (12/18/2016)
Neshkoro Public Library.  (12/19/2016)
Lowell Public Library.  (12/20/2016)
Readstown Public Library.  (12/21/2016)
Fairchild Public Library.  (12/22/2016)
Allen-Dietzman Public Library, Livingston.  (12/23/2016)

Related websites:
Small and Rural Library Resources (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
"Small, but Mighty" Track.  (Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference)
Small Public Libraries in Wisconsin.  (Winnefox Library System; PowerPoint slides)
Wisconsin Small Libraries (Wisconsin Library Association)


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.


Friday, December 23, 2016

All I can say is that millions of Trump supporters are too mortified to admit they goofed


Either that or there's a helluva live version of The Walking Dead awaiting us.


Found at In Election’s Wake, Partisans Assess the State of Their Parties.  (Pew Research, 12/20-2016)

Keep in mind the great job pollsters did in predicting the outcome of the election.

Meanwhile, in Kentucky, I betcha this woman doesn't regret her vote -- assuming she could find her polling place.

And Trump will always be the winner. And we'll always be the poorer for it.


A tense new battle over nuclear arms erupts between Donald Trump and his staff.  (Washington Post, 12/23/2016).  Excerpt found in slide.

Pick your synonym or related word for this sense of 'poor', with Merriam-Webster's assistance.  (Yes, 'deplorable' is included.)







Jesse Kremer in so many words: LGBT children need not apply



Quoted in Lawmaker will wait to reintroduce bathroom bill.  (Channel 3000, 12/22/2016)

Other Jesse Kremer posts:
Thank you, Robin Vos, for snubbing these 3 nutburgers for committee chair assignments.  (12/9/2016)
UPDATE. Gun obsessive Jesse Kremer inspires a Wisconsin version of Cocks Not Glocks.  (12/9/2016)
The Theocracy Chronicles: The nutty judicial worldview of Jesse Kremer.  (9/16/2016)
3 GOP Wisconsin State Assembly frosh running unopposed for re-election.  (7/27/2016)
Abortion pill politics: Jesse Kremer likes what he sees in Arizona and Arkansas.  (7/2/2016)
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)

UPDATE. Allen-Dietzman Public Library, Livingston: 2009-2015 annual circulation and program attendance




2009-2015 comparisons
  • 5% increase in circulation 
  • 2% decrease in program attendance

A member of the Southwest Wisconsin Library System
(Photo credit:  Google)

Library hours of operation (no change)
  • Monday:   1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday:  1 to 4 p.m. (June to October)
  • Saturday:  9 a.m. to noon (October to May)
15 hours per week.  (Compared to 21.7 hours per week, on average, in 2009.)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (12/12/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (12/12/2016)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (12/13/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (12/14/2016)
Wabeno Public Library.  (12/15/2016)
Montfort Public Library.  (12/16/2016)
Hawkins Area Public Library.  (12/17/2016)
Argyle Public Library.  (12/18/2016)
Neshkoro Public Library.  (12/19/2016)
Lowell Public Library.  (12/20/2016)
Readstown Public Library.  (12/21/2016)
Fairchild Public Library.  (12/22/2016)

Related websites:
Small and Rural Library Resources (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
"Small, but Mighty" Track.  (Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference)
Small Public Libraries in Wisconsin.  (Winnefox Library System; PowerPoint slides)
Wisconsin Small Libraries (Wisconsin Library Association)


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.

Elroy Public Library holdings, 2011-2015



2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |   -3,506
  • Audio |     +265
  • Video |      -201
  • Periodicals | -15
  • Expenditures | -$1,620  (-14%)

Photo credit:  Library
Elroy Public Library
  • Shared online catalog: WLRSweb (Winding Rivers Library System)
  • Collection development policy (not available online)

Other updates and additional entries to series:
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)
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)