Saturday, March 4, 2017

Merriam-Webster editors confused. Is 'pundit' now a synonym for 'idiot'?



Stop Using The Word 'Pivot' — Trump Is Trump And Will Always Be Trump.  (NPR, 3/4/2017)




Ricky Nelson's cover of a 1940 #1 hit for Glenn Miller debuted at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 14, 1963.  It spent 13 weeks on the chart and peaked at #12.

Dear Breitbart, How huge was that Spirit of America rally in Nashville? Guess it depends on who you ask.


Fake news purveyor headline
Mark must have counted the counter-protesters.  Rally organizer Mark Skoda told Breitbart News that the crowd size was estimated at 2,000, a number that was also reported and tweeted out by a number of people who were in attendance. [emphasis added]

Mainstream media article:
2 arrests reported from Trump rally in Nashville.  (Nashville Tennessean, 3/4/2017)
Steve didn't get the personal email from Mike Pence.  An estimated 1,200-1,500 attended the rally, according to co-organizer Steve Gill. Most who attended listened to the series of speakers that included State Rep. Glen Casada, Sen. Mae Beavers and Jim Hoft, founder of The Gateway Pundit on the schedule.  [emphasis added]
Huge?  2,000?  Here's huge!


Sorry, Mark.  Sorry, Steve.  You're nothin' but pikers.  Less than 2,000 attendees in a metro area of nearly 700,000?  

Pathetic!


Kiel Public Library holdings, 2011-2015



Periodicals:
  • 2011 |   81
  • 2012 | 110
  • 2013 | 106
  • 2014 | 109
  • 2015 | 108


2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |   -181
  • Audio |  +333
  • Video |  +553
  • Periodicals | +27
  • Expenditures | +$2,774 (+6%)

Photo credit:  mapio.net
Kiel Public Library

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)
Hudson Area Library.  (2/17/2017)
Hurley Public Library.  (2/19/2017)
Hustisford Community Library. (2/20/2017)
Independence Public Library.  (2/21/2017)
Iola Village Library.  (2/22/2017)
Iron Ridge Public Library.  (2/23/2017)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (2/24/2017)
Jefferson Public Library.  (2/25/2017)
Johnson Creek Public Library.  (2/26/2017)
Juneau Public Library.  (2/27/2017)
Kaukauna Public Library.  (2/28/2017)
Kendall Public Library.  (3/1/2017)
Kenosha Public Library.  (3/2/2017)
Kewaskum Public Library.  (3/3/2017)

Joyce Rapp Bennett (1928-2017) Warren High School class of 1946



1946 Dragon yearbook

Joyce's high-school activities:
Assembly Plays (3); Carnival (3); Dragonette (4); Dramatic Club (3, 4); Stenographers' Club (4).

1967 Warren City Directory

  • Bennett J Gordon (Joyce) driver W F Crossett h110 Darthmouth
  • Rapp Mary A (wid Floyd) emp Warren General Hospital h9 Hammond
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Bennett Bonnie nurse Warren State Hospital h112 Elm St
  • Bennett J Gordon driver Connolly Beverages r110 Dartmouth
  • Bennett J Gordon & Joyce E; driver Crossett Inc h110 Dartmouth

The popularity of 'Joyce' as a baby name is graphed here.   Let's take a look at 'Gordon', who was a steady performer during the 1st half of the 20th century, peaking at #72 in 1925.  He started to tank in the 1990s and fell off the chart from 2009-2013 but found a second wind in 2014.




Donald Trump, starring in the all-white, all-male cast of The Men Who Came to Dinner


With the co-stars.....

The company he keeps

Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower.  (Washington Post, 3/4/2017)
After visiting one of his golf courses on Saturday morning, Trump amended his public schedule to add a late-afternoon meeting with Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly at Mar-a-Lago. The president also is planning to have dinner there with both secretaries, as well as chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Counsel Don McGahn and White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller.

The poorest and richest towns in California: Clearlake and Rolling Hills


The poorest towns in every state.  (24/7 Wall Street, 5/24/2016)

The richest town in every state. (24/7 Wall Street, 6/1/2016)

The poorest:  Clearlake (located 110 miles north of San Francisco)

Source:  Wikipedia


Other numbers
% of population living in poverty
  • Clearlake | 37.5%
  • California | 15.3%
  • U.S.  13.5%
% without health insurance
  • Clearlake | 20.3%
  • California | 9.7%
  • U.S. | 10.5%
% of population 25 and older with bacherlor's degree
  • Clearlake | 8.5%
  • California | 31.4%
  • U.S. | 29.8%

The richest:  Rolling Hills (suburb of Los Angeles)


Source:  Wikipedia


Other numbers:  
Median household income:
  • Rolling Hills | $184,777
  • California | $61,818
  • U.S. | $53,889
61.3% of registered voters are Republicans.

Related reading:
A Slice of Heaven Beyind the Gates of Rolling Hills.  (Los Angeles Times, 9/11/2001)
"The minute you go through those gates you feel like you've returned to paradise," said Mayor Jody Murdock. It's strictly a bedroom community, she adds. There are no businesses or schools--only homes. 

Related series:
The 10 most distressed cities in the U.S.
The 10 most prosperous cities in the U.S.

Related posts:
Alabama.  (2/28/2017)
Alaska. (3/1/2017)
Arizona.  (3/2/2017)
Arkansas.  (3/3/2017)

Echoes of totalitarism Nazi principle in Rep. Devin Nunes' warning to reporters


1st paragraph from Morning briefing.  (Capital Times, 3/3/2017)
Raw Story
2nd paragraph from 4 Important Features Characterized by Nazi Regime.  (Your Article Library)

Related posts:
Echoes of folk state Nazi principle in legislator's statement.  (2/18/2017)
Donald Trump Steves promote Nazi principles.  (2/17/2017) 
Ron Johnson in so many words: SIEG HEIL!! (2/14/2017)

Trivial Pursuit UPDATE: Donald Trump uses the Betsy DeVos-approved spelling of 'tap'


Everyone who thought Trump's alleged presidential behavior on Tuesday was a turning point, please raise your hand?

You've been snookered!


NationalTrump alleges Obama had Trump phones wiretapped during race.  (Washington Post,  3/4/2017)

 
Original 3/3/2017 post, "Well, that didn't last too long, did it, Donald Trump?:





Related article:
Here's what's actually happening in that photo of Schumer and Putin.  (USA Today, 3/3/2017)
The photograph was taken during Putin's 2003 visit to New York City, Schumer's office confirmed. Schumer, then in his first Senate term, and Putin were at the opening of a Lukoil gas station in Manhattan. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

1......2......3......still waiting for GOP outrage over Pence's use of personal email for state business

 

Pence used personal email for state business — and was hacked.  (Indianpolis Star, 3/2/2017)

Related post:
Breaking the law. Just imagine the GOP outrage if Shirley Abrahamson was a featured speaker at, say, a La Crosse County Democratic Party fete.  (3/3/2017)

Breaking the law. Just imagine the GOP outrage if Shirley Abrahamson was a featured speaker at, say, a La Crosse County Democratic Party fete


Source:  Barron County Republicans (arrows added)

O'Keefe is a Scott Walker fanboy, Duffy is a GOP Congressman and Quinn a GOP Assemblyman.

From SCR 60.06 A judge or judicial candidate shall refrain from inappropriate political activity.  (Wisconsin State Statutes, with emphasis added)



Related reading: 
Gableman, Club for Growth Leader to Speak at GOP Fundraiser.  (Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 2/28/2017)

Donald Trump and the polls: Who are you going to believe?


This 'not secure', whiny website that offers no information about itself?


Or the FiveThirtyEight?

How we're tracking Trump's approval ratings.  (3/2/2017)
Therefore, we’ve launched an interactive to track Trump’s job approval and disapproval ratings. Although the topline results are fairly similar to other approval-rating averages such as the ones from Real Clear Politics and Huffington Post Pollster — we currently have Trump’s approval rating at 44 percent and his disapproval rating at 50 percent — our version has a few extra features that add a bit of rigor and make it uniquely FiveThirtyEight-ish:






Charles Tranter (1924-2017) Warren High School class of 1941


One of Warren's greatest civic leaders of the 2nd half of the 20th century.

Source:  Warren Times Observer

1941 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Tranter Adele emp Ring Around a Rosy r308 W 5th Av
  • Tranter Charles H & Adele E (Charles R Tranter & Co) h308 W 5th Av
  • Tranter Laurie studt r308 W 5th Av
  • Tranter Mark studt r308 W 5th Av

The popularity of 'Charles' as a baby name  is graphed here.  Let's take a look at a name much heard in the music business today.

Much like 'Basil', 'Adele' was a steady, unspectacular performer during the 1st third of the 20th century, which was followed by a tailspin starting in the early 1950s.  Her recent return is probably not as strong as some people might have guessed.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Other members of the class of 1941:
Evelyn Boyd.  (12/2/2016)
Thomas Masterton.  (9/3/2015)
Autumn Ettinger Doherty.  (2/20/2015)
Elizabeth 'Betty' Schearer Wilson.  (1/23/2015)
Imogene Morris McDaniel Schall.  (1/20/2015)
Rowena Farnsworth Littrell.  (10/22/2014)
Doris Look See.  (8/5/2014)
Elizabeth 'Betty Jean' Peterson Johnson.  (12/27/2013)
Frieda Dahler Mansfield.  (12/18/2013)
Margaret Bathhurst Gilson.  (12/16/2013)


The poorest and richest towns in Arkansas: Hope and Maumelle


The poorest towns in every state.  (24/7 Wall Street, 5/24/2016)

The richest town in every state. (24/7 Wall Street, 6/1/2016)

The poorest:  Hope (southwestern corner of state)

Source:  Wikipedia


Other numbers
% of population living in poverty
  • Hope | 34.1%
  • Arkansas | 19.1%
  • U.S.  13.5%
% without health insurance
  • Hope | 13.5%
  • Arkansas | 12.3%
  • U.S. | 10.5%
% of population 25 and older with bacherlor's degree
  • Hope | 10.5%
  • Arkansas | 21.1%
  • U.S. | 29.8%

The richest:  Maumelle (suburb of Little Rock)

Source:  Wikipedia


Other numbers:  
Median household income:
  • Maumelle| $77,574
  • Arkansas| $41,371
  • U.S. | $53,889
% of population 25 and older with bacherlor's degree
  • Maumelle | 50.6%
  • Arkansas | 27.5%
  • U.S. | 29.8%

Related series:
The 10 most distressed cities in the U.S.
The 10 most prosperous cities in the U.S.

Related posts:
Alabama.  (2/28/2017)
Alaska. (3/1/2017)
Arizona.  (3/2/2017)

Kewaskum Public Library holdings, 2011-2015



Print periodical subscriptions remain steady within the mid-to upper 70s:  76, 78, 78, 75, 75.


2011-2015 changes:
  • Books |     -69
  • Audio |  +506
  • Video |  +808
  • Periodicals | -1
  • Expenditures | -$1,696 (-6%)

Photo credit:  library website
Kewaskum Public Library

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)
Hudson Area Library.  (2/17/2017)
Hurley Public Library.  (2/19/2017)
Hustisford Community Library. (2/20/2017)
Independence Public Library.  (2/21/2017)
Iola Village Library.  (2/22/2017)
Iron Ridge Public Library.  (2/23/2017)
Hedberg Public Library, Janesville.  (2/24/2017)
Jefferson Public Library.  (2/25/2017)
Johnson Creek Public Library.  (2/26/2017)
Juneau Public Library.  (2/27/2017)
Kaukauna Public Library.  (2/28/2017)
Kendall Public Library.  (3/1/2017)
Kenosha Public Library.  (3/2/2017)