Saturday, February 18, 2017

Donald Trump delves into the intricate details of Obamacare replacement



Transcript: President Donald Trump’s rally in Melbourne, Florida.  (Vox, 2/18/2017)

I've listening to people tripping on acid who make more sense.

Related posts:
As seen on TV: Donald Trump revisits Mexican rapists remark at Florida 2020 campaign rally.  (2/18/2017)
Actually, Donald, Thomas Jefferson did not fight with the 'media'  (2/18/2017)

As seen on TV: Donald Trump revisits Mexican rapists remark at Florida 2020 campaign rally



Transcript: President Donald Trump’s rally in Melbourne, Florida.  (Vox, 2/18/2017)

Actually, Donald, Thomas Jefferson did not fight with the 'media'


First use determined by Merriam Webster citation files

Transcript: President Donald Trump’s rally in Melbourne, Florida.  (Vox, 2/18/2017)

In fact, Jefferson was an unqualified supporter of freedom of the press.


Thomas Jefferson on the Importance of a Free Press #NotTheEnemy.  (patheos, 2/17/2017)

McKenzie Place UPDATE: As seen from Burrows Park



Let's zoom in a bit


Burrows Park, Madison WI


1/10/2017 update, "Windows installed, cladding underway", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Rendering found at rent.com




11/10/2016 update,  "It's across the street from Kappel's Clock Shop", start here.


1-bedroom floor plan
Source:  Apartment Guide


1-bedroom apartment with den



3 bedrooms each with its own bath and walk-in closet


All photos by Retiring Guy

In busisness at this location since 1973.    Kappel’s Clock Shop touts itself as the largest antique clock shop in the Midwest, and it wears that distinction with pride. Long ago, Kappel chose to eschew technological advances.


8/26/2016 update, "Building framing underway at Sherman-Fordem triangle" (McKenzie Place), starts here.






iPhone panorama



6/14/2016 update, " Excavation and foundation work begin at 'just way too big' development at Sherman & Fordem triangle intersection, starts here.

Latest series of photos taken today from a variety of perspectives.

Looking north along Sherman Avenue.




Looking north from a point closer to Fordem Avenue.




Looking southwest from Fordem Avenue.



Looking south from the point of the Sherman-Fordem triangle.



2/29/2016 update, "Mackenzie Place development at a standstill", starts here.

The site, cleared and fenced.  (Sunday, February 27, 2016)



Since last August, there has been the obligatory neighborhood outcry.

Neighbors criticize proposed apartment building at Sherman and Fordem: 'It's just way too big' . (Capital Times, 9/12/2015)

After which, adjustments are made.

Proposed development at Sherman and Fordem avenues OK'd at lower height.  (Capital Times, 10/3/2015)

City of Madison DPCED Planning:  2017-2249 Sherman Avenue.


Original 8/13/2015 post, "Sherman-Fordem triangle to get a new look", starts here.

The McKenzie Place redevelopment plan also includes underground parking and 6700 square feet of retail space.  (2 renderings accompany CT article.)

Three abandoned buildings, including the former National Food Stores grocery (at center right), and lots of weeds now occupy this space.

Photo by Retiring Guy

60-unit apartment building proposed for corner of Fordem and Sherman avenues.  (Capital Times, 8/12/2014)

When preservationists go overboard.
The Fish & Schulkamp building, opened in 1948 as a National Food Stores location, has some historic value, the city's Landmarks Commission said. At its May 11 meeting, the commission passed a motion expressing regret for the loss of the building, which it said was "a good representation of a 1950s commercial building."

Even though it was built in the late 1940s.

Yet another inane quote from the president with the emotional development of a 6 year old


[emphasis added]

LIVE UPDATES: Trump slams ‘fake media,’ addresses jobs, manufacturing at Melbourne rally.  (Palm Beach Post, 2/18/2017)

While Trump campaigns for a 2nd term, four week after his inauguration, here's what else is going on in the world.



Other emo posts:
President with emotional development of 6 year old attends National Prayer Breakfast, settles scores.  (2/2/2017)
Donald Trump: Stuck in the middle of 1952.  (8/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 6 year old promotes gun nonsense.  (8/9/2016)
Dear Donald Trump, I was wrong; you don't have the emotional development of a 12 year old. My apologies. (6/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old cruising on inheritance.  (6/20/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tweets more nonsense.  (5/14/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old resorts to name-calling when zinged.  (5/11/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old has a very important, major engagement.  (3/16/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old still makes case for his beautiful, powerful, large penis.  (3/6/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old brags he's the only one who can beat Clinton.  (3/3/2016)
Presidential candidate with the emotional development of a 12 year old disavows.  (3/1/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old wings it.  (2/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old weighs in on Rubio and last night's debate.  (2/26/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tells us how he really feels.  (2/23/2016)
Yes, Donny, get angry, cuz we want a brave man, a cave man.  (2/22/2016)
Thin-skinned Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old fires volley at Pope.  (2/18/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old should go ahead and put it in the want ads.  (1/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old plans to skip debate.  (1/27/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old reacts to SOTU.  (1/13/2016)

A presidential Trump: Top GOP leaders continue to delude themselves



Reported in Lawmakers say Trump’s words matter — and hurt the country’s standing abroad.  (Washington Post, 2/18/2017)


Original 2/2/2017 post, "Kevin Madden gets it:  Donald Trump is never going to change", starts here.


Reported in US media, congressmen stunned Donald Trump has picked a fight with Australia.  (The Sydney Morning Herald, 2/3/2017)

Related post:
UPDATE. People! Say it with me. Donald Trump is not going to change. Never. Ever.  (1/19/2017)

This Trump quote is easily corrected



Quoted in Trump calls thet media 'the enemy of the American people'.  (Washington Post, 2/17/2017)

Related posts:
Donald Trump: Liar, liar, pants on fire (From the POTUS45 Fake News Network).  (2/12/2017)
Ivanka Trump:  Liar or idiot?  (4/12/2016)

Echoes of folk state Nazi principle in legislator's statement


[emphasis added]

Chris Rickert: Party of less government touts more of it for rural constituents.  (Madison.com, 2/18/2017)


Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts (WI and US)

Related post:
Donald Trump Steves promote Nazi principles.  (2/17/2017) 
Ron Johnson in so many words: SIEG HEIL!! (2/14/2017)

Education leader wannabees engage in schoolyard fight



Reported in State superintendent candidates John Humphries and Lowell Holtz call each other liars.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/17/2017)

Related posts:
Afraid to show his pearly whites, John Humphries nonetheless sez he's thrilled with Betsy DeVos election.  (2/17/2017)
A love match in kidconservative heaven.  (2/16/2017)
The Collusion Chronicles: When 'complete authority' autocrats take over Wisconsin public education.  (2/15/2017)
What have we here? The Lowell Holtz-John Humphries collusion of proposals and ideas. (2/15/2017)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Trump's America: Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky



Source:  Wikipedia

Source:  CNN

Podcast: why Obamacare enrollees voted for Trump.  (Vox, 2/17/2017)

Afraid to show his pearly whites, John Humphries nonetheless sez he's thrilled with Betsy DeVos election


Text source:  Humphries for Schools press release (11/23/2016)
Right there from the start

Related posts:
A love match in kidconservative heaven.  (2/16/2017)
The Collusion Chronicles: When 'complete authority' autocrats take over Wisconsin public education.  (2/15/2017)
What have we here? The Lowell Holtz-John Humphries collusion of proposals and ideas. (2/15/2017)

Well, then, of course it's true (The company Donald Trump keeps)


Reaching into a boiling, toxic cesspool for validation.


Hudson Area Library holdings, 2011-2015


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2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |    -5,869
  • Audio |        +39
  • Video |       -632
  • Periodicals | -45
  • Expenditures | -$15,593 (-15%)

Photo credit: Facebook

Hudson Area Library
  • Shared online catalog: MORE (Indianhead Federated 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)
Dresser Village Library.  (12/10/2016)
Drummond Public Library.  (12/11/2016)
Durand Community Library.  (12/12/2016)
Alice Baker Memorial Library, Eagle.  (12/13/2016)
Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, Eagle River.  (12/14/2016)
East Troy Lions Public Library.  (12/15/2016)
L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library  (Eau Claire).  12/16/2016)
Edgerton Public Library.  (12/17/2016)
Elkhart Lake Public Library.  (12/18/2016)
Matheson Memorial Library, Elkhorn.  (12/19/2016)
Ellsworth Public Library.  (12/20/2016)
Elm Grove Public Library.  (12/21/2016)
Elmwood Public Library.  (12/22/2016)
Elroy Public Library.  (12/23/2016)
Endeavor Public Library.  (12/24/2016)
Eager Free Public Library, Evansville.  (12/25/2016)
Fairchild Public Library.  (1/1/2017)
Fall Creek Public Library.  (1/3/2017)
Dwight T. Parker Public Library, Fennimore.  (1/4/2017)
Florence County Library.  (1/5/2017)
Fond du Lac Public Library. (1/6/2017)
Fontana Public Library.  (1/8/2017)
Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson.  (1/9/2017) 
Fox Lake Public Library.  (1/10/2017)
Franklin Public Library.  (1/11/2017)
Frederic Public Library.  (1/12/2017)
Neuschafer Community Library, Fremont.  (1/13/2017)
Galesville Public Library.  (1/14/2017)
Gays Mills Public Library.  (1/15/2017)
Genoa City Public Library.  (1/16/2017)
Germantown Public Library.  (1/18/2017)
Gillett Public Library.  (1/19/2017)
Western Taylor County Public Library, Gilman.  (1/20/2017)
North Shore Library.  (1/21/2017)
Glenwood City Public Library.  (1/22/2017)
Grafton Public Library.  (1/23/2017)
Granton Communty Library.  (1/24/2017)
Grantsburg Public Library.  (1/25/2017)
Brown County Public Library.  (1/26/2017)
Caestercker Public Library (Green Lake), 1/27/2017)
Greendale Public Library.  (1/29/2017)
Greenfield Public Library, 1/30/2017)
Greenwood Public Library.  (1/31/2017)
Hales Corners Public Library.  (2/1/2017)
Hammond Community Library.  (2/2/2017)
Hancock Public Library.  (2/6/2017)
Jack Russell Memorial Library, Hartford.  (2/7/2017)
Hartland Public Library.  (2/8/2017)
Hawkins Area Library.  (2/9/2017)
Weiss Community Library, Hayward.  (2/11/2017)
Hazel Green Public Library.  (2/12/2017)
Hillsboro Public Library.  (2/13/2017)
Horicon Public Library.  (2/14/2017)
Hortonville Public Library.  (2/16/2017)

Pearl-clutching journalism dean shares a curious false equivalency



Journalism dean talks about fake news, lies.  (Great Falls Tribune, 2/16/2017)
Speaking of cringe-worthy, particularly the use of 'rebel'.  Once you call it a ‘lie’ you basically alienate most of your audience,” he said. He’d recommend “untruth” or “falsehood” as preferred terms.

OK, Larry, would you recommend use of any of these other terms?

Source:  Merriam-Webster thesaurus (arrow x's and highlights added)

Actually, the alienation is more likely to occur when reporters simply transcribe whatever information they are given, without providing the least bit of context.  

Have you seen this?

And then there's been Trump and his sycophants' bang-on-the-drum-all-day assault on the integrity of the media.






The examples goes on and on and on.

As do these.