Saturday, August 19, 2017

Mary Carlson (1931-2017) Warren High School class of 1949



1949 Dragon yearbook


1967 Warren City Directory
  • [county section] Carlson Clarence Russell
  • [county section] Carlson Mary L Russell (+1983)
  • [county section] Carlson Mildred Russell (+1983)

The popularity of Mary as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Clarence, Mary's dad..


Clarence enjoyed a great 1st half of the 20th century, even though the air was going out of his tires pretty much from the start.  He spent 52 years (1900-1951) in the top 100 and peaked at #17 for 5 consecutive years (1901-1905).

Other class of 1949 members: 
Dorothea Giltinan Suppa.  (6/15/2017)
Ruth Bengston Thelin.  (4/27/2017)
Donna Wenzel Ponsoll.  (1/4/2017)
Margaret Eustace Sutter.  (11/17/2016)
Paul Mahan.  (7/17/2016)
Paul Briggs. (7/11/2016)
Mary Ann Harrison Hughes.  (3/29/2016)
Winona Ross Prosen.  (3/5/2016)
Bertie McConnell Glotz.  (9/26/2015)
Corrine Culbertson Ryan Shanshala.  (7/13/2015)
Nicholas Mangus II. (6/15/2015)
Teresa Nuhfer Sanden.  (4/13/2015)
Catherine Salapek Freeborough.  (4/10/2015)
Richard Sharp.  (3/22/2015) 
Richard Hamilton.  (12/17/2014)

In 2015, Trump summed up himself and his presidency in one word



Trump: ‘I Know Words, I Have The Best Words’ — Obama Is ‘Stupid.  (Daily Caller, 12/30/2015)

169 days before he announced his candidacy for President.

Hat tip to Linda Chavez.  (The President is Provoking His Own Crisis, 8/11/2017)

The hot air chronicles: Donald Trump's empty boast



Sources:

In the New York Times article, Bill George explains why Donald Trump's tweet was 100% hot air.

Photo credit:  Wikipedia

Patches, flags, and creepy crawlers


Hate groups, hate crime fester in Wisconsin.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 8/18/2017)
One former white power activist said the groups themselves are often dysfunctional — fighting about what patches to wear, what flags to fly — but they are dangerous because of the violent people who draw inspiration and direction from them.




The Southern Poverty Law Center [map below], which tracks hate groups nationwide, identifies nine such organizations that are active in Wisconsin, of which five are neo-Nazi or white nationalist. But a USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin investigation two years ago identified five other groups with a presence here as well.





Gordon Eric Cedarquist (1946-2017) Warren Area High School class of 1964



1964 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Cedarquist Gordon E mech Davis Chevrolet r205 Madison av
  • Cedarquist Gordon W (Georgia M) custdn PO h205 Madison av
1983 Warren City Directory
  • [county section] Cedarquist Frances 3 High St Clarendon
  • [county section] Cedarquist G Eric 3 High St Clarnedon
  • Cedarquist Georgia M Mrs h205 Madison Av

Eric flourished during the 2nd half of the 20th century, spending 61 years (1950-2010) in the top 100, 27 of them (1965-1991) in the top 25, peaking at #13 for 4 consecutive years (1973-1976).

Other members of the class of 1964:
John David Pirillo.  (8/10/2017)
Dwight Drum, (8/1/2016)
David Holmberg.  (8/3/2015)
Susen Johnson Gebhardt.  (6/20/2015)
Delores Brady Geer.  (1/25/2015)
Judith McCool Madigan.  (1/26/2015)
Julia Barhight Verdot.  (9/5/2014)
Charles Lyon.  (1/12/2014)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Breitbart arrives late to the party


Today

6 months ago

So excited: Rep. James Edming (R-Glen Flora) wets his pants over Foxconn vote



Rep. Edming Supports Historic Investment in Wisconsin. (Press release, 8/18/2017)


I'd put Glen Flora in the Twin Cities orbit, as opposed to the southeastern Wisconsin orbit.


Weed and Cupertino:  Veritable twin cities!  Apple creates economic opportunities all over the Golden State.

Source:  Wikipedia (Weed, Cupertino)

Other Foxconn posts:
Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
The lemony flavor of the Foxconn lure.  (8/18/2017)
Dear Politifact, there's a big difference between "is bringing" and "is pledging".  (8/18/2017)
WEDC hasn't done its Foxconn homework yet and GOP committee members are fine with that.  (8/16/2017)
UPDATE. Funny how there's all this talk about Foxconn jobs that pay well below the alleged average salary.  (8/12/2017)
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)
Foxconn has been looking to replace workers with robots for at least 2 years. (8/9/2017)
Scott Walker and Terry Gou share a laugh at Wisconsin taxpayers' expense.  (8/8/2017)
Really, Ray, all this and heaven too provided by a factory to assemble display panel screens?  (8/6/2017)
That was then. This is now. The free market/small government Robin Vos.  (8/4/2017)
Bloomberg sees short-term gain, long-term pain for Wisconsin's Foxconn deal.  (8/4/2017)
Sean Duffy gets it wrong.  (8/3/2017)
Scott Walker and Paul Ryan collude on campaign digital ads for Foxconn.  (8/3/2017)
Here's some news that pains Scott Walker to his core: Foxconn considering Dane County site.  (8/2/2017)
Fast Company: Scott Walker deal a transfer of wealth from Wisconsin taxpayers to Foxconn shareholders. (8/2/2017)
Donald Trump pinches off another loaf.  (8/1/2017)
Scott Walker lets Fiserv piggyback onto Foxconn legislation.  (8/1/2017)
Calendar UPDATE. In the case of the committee hearing, 1 day is sufficient time to prepare, sez Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  (8/1/2017) 
Rep. Bob Kulp sprinkles Foxconn fairy dust all over the Badger State.  (8/1/2017)
Of which just 3,000 of these 'new' jobs are permanent.  (7/31/2017)
UPDATE. State Sen. Van Wanggaard on board with Wisconsin's Foxconn deep-pockets strategy.  (7/30/2017)
A Ring of Familiarity. Once upon a time in Pennsylvania.....  (7/29/2017)
Matt, it doesn't appear that 'rigorous' and 'review' are in Scott Walker's and Foxconn's vocabulary.  (7/29/2017)
Scott Walker and Foxconn steamroll environmental regulation going forward.  (7/29/2017)
UPDATE.  The luring of Foxconn intensifies in Wisconsin.   (7/20/2017)
While Wisconsin and Michigan duke it out for low-paying jobs, Foxconn announces $5 billion investment in India.  (7/8/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)
Foxconn officials eyeing sites in Michigan.  (7/6/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)

Rep. Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) wets his pants over Foxconn vote



Wisconsin is Open for Business.  (Press release, 8/18/2017)


Just look the Apple ripple effect in Paradise, California!

Source:  Wikipedia (Paradise, Cupertino)


Other Foxconn posts:
Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
The lemony flavor of the Foxconn lure.  (8/18/2017)
Dear Politifact, there's a big difference between "is bringing" and "is pledging".  (8/18/2017)
WEDC hasn't done its Foxconn homework yet and GOP committee members are fine with that.  (8/16/2017)
UPDATE. Funny how there's all this talk about Foxconn jobs that pay well below the alleged average salary.  (8/12/2017)
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)
Foxconn has been looking to replace workers with robots for at least 2 years. (8/9/2017)
Scott Walker and Terry Gou share a laugh at Wisconsin taxpayers' expense.  (8/8/2017)
Really, Ray, all this and heaven too provided by a factory to assemble display panel screens?  (8/6/2017)
That was then. This is now. The free market/small government Robin Vos.  (8/4/2017)
Bloomberg sees short-term gain, long-term pain for Wisconsin's Foxconn deal.  (8/4/2017)
Sean Duffy gets it wrong.  (8/3/2017)
Scott Walker and Paul Ryan collude on campaign digital ads for Foxconn.  (8/3/2017)
Here's some news that pains Scott Walker to his core: Foxconn considering Dane County site.  (8/2/2017)
Fast Company: Scott Walker deal a transfer of wealth from Wisconsin taxpayers to Foxconn shareholders. (8/2/2017)
Donald Trump pinches off another loaf.  (8/1/2017)
Scott Walker lets Fiserv piggyback onto Foxconn legislation.  (8/1/2017)
Calendar UPDATE. In the case of the committee hearing, 1 day is sufficient time to prepare, sez Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  (8/1/2017) 
Rep. Bob Kulp sprinkles Foxconn fairy dust all over the Badger State.  (8/1/2017)
Of which just 3,000 of these 'new' jobs are permanent.  (7/31/2017)
UPDATE. State Sen. Van Wanggaard on board with Wisconsin's Foxconn deep-pockets strategy.  (7/30/2017)
A Ring of Familiarity. Once upon a time in Pennsylvania.....  (7/29/2017)
Matt, it doesn't appear that 'rigorous' and 'review' are in Scott Walker's and Foxconn's vocabulary.  (7/29/2017)
Scott Walker and Foxconn steamroll environmental regulation going forward.  (7/29/2017)
UPDATE.  The luring of Foxconn intensifies in Wisconsin.   (7/20/2017)
While Wisconsin and Michigan duke it out for low-paying jobs, Foxconn announces $5 billion investment in India.  (7/8/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)
Foxconn officials eyeing sites in Michigan.  (7/6/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)

Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa) wets his pants over Foxconn vote



Rep. Krug Votes for Transformational Development.  (Press release, 8/17/2017)


Just look what Apple has done for Willets!

Source:  Wikipedia


Other Foxconn posts:
The lemony flavor of the Foxconn lure.  (8/18/2017)
Dear Politifact, there's a big difference between "is bringing" and "is pledging".  (8/18/2017)
WEDC hasn't done its Foxconn homework yet and GOP committee members are fine with that.  (8/16/2017)
UPDATE. Funny how there's all this talk about Foxconn jobs that pay well below the alleged average salary.  (8/12/2017)
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)
Foxconn has been looking to replace workers with robots for at least 2 years. (8/9/2017)
Scott Walker and Terry Gou share a laugh at Wisconsin taxpayers' expense.  (8/8/2017)
Really, Ray, all this and heaven too provided by a factory to assemble display panel screens?  (8/6/2017)
That was then. This is now. The free market/small government Robin Vos.  (8/4/2017)
Bloomberg sees short-term gain, long-term pain for Wisconsin's Foxconn deal.  (8/4/2017)
Sean Duffy gets it wrong.  (8/3/2017)
Scott Walker and Paul Ryan collude on campaign digital ads for Foxconn.  (8/3/2017)
Here's some news that pains Scott Walker to his core: Foxconn considering Dane County site.  (8/2/2017)
Fast Company: Scott Walker deal a transfer of wealth from Wisconsin taxpayers to Foxconn shareholders. (8/2/2017)
Donald Trump pinches off another loaf.  (8/1/2017)
Scott Walker lets Fiserv piggyback onto Foxconn legislation.  (8/1/2017)
Calendar UPDATE. In the case of the committee hearing, 1 day is sufficient time to prepare, sez Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  (8/1/2017) 
Rep. Bob Kulp sprinkles Foxconn fairy dust all over the Badger State.  (8/1/2017)
Of which just 3,000 of these 'new' jobs are permanent.  (7/31/2017)
UPDATE. State Sen. Van Wanggaard on board with Wisconsin's Foxconn deep-pockets strategy.  (7/30/2017)
A Ring of Familiarity. Once upon a time in Pennsylvania.....  (7/29/2017)
Matt, it doesn't appear that 'rigorous' and 'review' are in Scott Walker's and Foxconn's vocabulary.  (7/29/2017)
Scott Walker and Foxconn steamroll environmental regulation going forward.  (7/29/2017)
UPDATE.  The luring of Foxconn intensifies in Wisconsin.   (7/20/2017)
While Wisconsin and Michigan duke it out for low-paying jobs, Foxconn announces $5 billion investment in India.  (7/8/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)
Foxconn officials eyeing sites in Michigan.  (7/6/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)

Nonetheless, Door County voters just might go ahead and vote for Scott Walker a third time



Municipalities, Roads Feeling Effects of Budget Squeeze.  (Door County Pulse, 8/18/2017)
Sturgeon Bay’s streets have deteriorated so badly that the city has convened a special committee to investigate funding solutions to improve them, but streets will get worse before they get better.
[snip]  
Prior to 2010, local governments could increase their tax levy by 3 percent of the previous year’s levy. In 2010, Gov. Scott Walker lowered that limit to 0, allowing Wisconsin municipalities to increase property taxes only at the rate of net new construction in the community. So even as the cost of fuel, materials, services, and human resources increases, budgets do not unless there is significant new construction. Levy increases were first capped at 3 percent by Gov. Jim Doyle in 2006. 
“How can you keep up with anything – roads, parks, sewer – if you can’t increase revenue to pay for expense increases?” Birmingham said.

Not by voting cartoon conservative into office over and over again. 


"Let's Stay Together": Two old white guys croon a Al Green tune at final meeting of White House Business Council


Jack Welch, 81.

W. James McNerney, Jr., 67.

Photo credit:  Freaking News

The Case Some Executives Made for Sticking With Trump.  (The New York Times, 8/17/2017)

Jack and James move on to Bobby Vinton.

But, for the moment, we'll stick with Al.

"Let's Stay Together", his first single to reach the top 10 and only one to reach #1, debuted at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending December 4, 1971.  It spent 16 weeks on the chart, 9 of them in the top 10, Craig.

The lemony flavor of the Foxconn lure



Yellow highlights the 2 counties, Racine and Kenosha, where Foxconn is considering to locate its assembly plant.

The blue arrows represent the 3 Democratic members of the Wisconsin State Assembly who voted in favor of the "unprecedented jobs deal".


Reported in Wisconsin Assembly approves up to $3 billion offer to lure Foxconn.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/17/2017)

Still in the luring phase, I see.

Other Foxconn posts:
Dear Politifact, there's a big difference between "is bringing" and "is pledging".  (8/18/2017)
WEDC hasn't done its Foxconn homework yet and GOP committee members are fine with that.  (8/16/2017)
UPDATE. Funny how there's all this talk about Foxconn jobs that pay well below the alleged average salary.  (8/12/2017)
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)
Foxconn has been looking to replace workers with robots for at least 2 years. (8/9/2017)
Scott Walker and Terry Gou share a laugh at Wisconsin taxpayers' expense.  (8/8/2017)
Really, Ray, all this and heaven too provided by a factory to assemble display panel screens?  (8/6/2017)
That was then. This is now. The free market/small government Robin Vos.  (8/4/2017)
Bloomberg sees short-term gain, long-term pain for Wisconsin's Foxconn deal.  (8/4/2017)
Sean Duffy gets it wrong.  (8/3/2017)
Scott Walker and Paul Ryan collude on campaign digital ads for Foxconn.  (8/3/2017)
Here's some news that pains Scott Walker to his core: Foxconn considering Dane County site.  (8/2/2017)
Fast Company: Scott Walker deal a transfer of wealth from Wisconsin taxpayers to Foxconn shareholders. (8/2/2017)
Donald Trump pinches off another loaf.  (8/1/2017)
Scott Walker lets Fiserv piggyback onto Foxconn legislation.  (8/1/2017)
Calendar UPDATE. In the case of the committee hearing, 1 day is sufficient time to prepare, sez Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  (8/1/2017) 
Rep. Bob Kulp sprinkles Foxconn fairy dust all over the Badger State.  (8/1/2017)
Of which just 3,000 of these 'new' jobs are permanent.  (7/31/2017)
UPDATE. State Sen. Van Wanggaard on board with Wisconsin's Foxconn deep-pockets strategy.  (7/30/2017)
A Ring of Familiarity. Once upon a time in Pennsylvania.....  (7/29/2017)
Matt, it doesn't appear that 'rigorous' and 'review' are in Scott Walker's and Foxconn's vocabulary.  (7/29/2017)
Scott Walker and Foxconn steamroll environmental regulation going forward.  (7/29/2017)
UPDATE.  The luring of Foxconn intensifies in Wisconsin.   (7/20/2017)
While Wisconsin and Michigan duke it out for low-paying jobs, Foxconn announces $5 billion investment in India.  (7/8/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)
Foxconn officials eyeing sites in Michigan.  (7/6/2017)
UPDATE. Foxconn becomes pawn in Wisconsin transportation funding tussle.  (7/6/2017)

Road rage in the news: Charles Haakam has anger issues



Reported in Road rage incident leads to alleged battery of Mount Pleasant office by former trustee candidate.  (Mdison.com, 8/17/2017)

An incident where Haakma struck on officer in the face. While officers worked to clear the intersection and divert traffic from the area, a driver stuck in traffic, identified as Haakma, became agitated because he couldn’t get into his driveway, according to police.
Then there's this. .Haakma has confronted officers in traffic before. Last November he was accused of parking in a fire lane at Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Ave. When officers confronted Haakma, he reportedly exclaimed, “You think (you’re) God with a gun!”
The article describes two other similar incidents.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

In the age of Google, Joel Kleefisch offers up the lamest excuse ever



Bice: Rep. Kleefisch defends talk to anti-government group.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/16/2017)
But the Three Percenters are more than just a bunch of American patriots. The group has garnered attention in recent days when a man charged with trying to detonate a bomb in downtown Oklahoma City allied himself with the group.

Source:  Profiles on the Right (Political Research Associates)


The quote is from My Name if Mike Vanderboegh and I'm a arms smuggler.  (Ammoland, 4/22/2013)

UPDATE. Weasel words with a side of fawning: Scott Walker finally speaks out on Trump uproar


Merriam-Webster's definition of 'weasel word' fits the situation perfectly.


Reported in Amid latest Trump uproar, Wisconsin GOP politicians reluctant to criticize president directly.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/16/2017)


Original 8/16/2017 post, "What Scott Walker said about Donald Trump's remarks yesterday", starts here.


Scott Walker has not denounced Trump today.  (The Political Environment, 8/15/2017)

What Wisconsin's congressional delegation has said, as quoted in Wisconsin Congressional Delegation Condemns Charlottesville violence (Wisconsin Public Radio, 8/15/2017)

Sen. Ron Johnson, who doesn't mention Trump by name.  
"It’s horrific, it’s a tragedy. This is evil, and I think everybody should renounce and denounce neo-Nazi groups, the white supremacists. There is no room of this kind of hate and violence in this country."

Sen Tammy Baldwin, who doesn't mention Trump by name.
 "Racism, hatred, and violence have no place in America. Concerned and disgusted by the events in #Charlottesville."


Rep. Paul Ryan, who doesn't mention Trump by name.  
"The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry. Our hearts are with today's victims. White supremacy is a scourge. This hate and its terrorism must be confronted and defeated."

 Rep. Mark Pocan 
"President Trump said what he needed to say in denouncing these groups, but unfortunately it came 48 hours late," Pocan said. "Now that he's called these groups out as 'criminals and thugs,' he needs to take the next step and remove (White House advisors) Seb Gorka and Steve Bannon."

Rep. Ron Kind  
"My prayers are with the families of Heather Heyer, Lieutenant Cullen, and Trooper-Pilot Bates who lost tragically lost their lives in Charlottesville. Hate, racism and bigotry should be strongly condemned, not covered up, and I call on President Trump to join me in condemning the racism and hatred on display by the white supremacists in Charlottesville."

Rep. Gwen Moore, who doesn't mention Trump by name, although she has called for his impeachment as reported elsewhere.
"We will not be intimidated by the #AltRight. We won't back down from standing up against hate & defending our #CivilRights." #Charlottesville."

 Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who doesn't mention Trump by name.
 "What happened in Charlottesville goes against the principles of this nation and everything I've worked for during my time in Congress. The freedoms given in this country should never be abused to incite violence or spread hate and prejudice. It's my hope that as Americans, we can all come together to denounce bigotry in all its forms."

Rep. Glenn Grothman, an opaque statement that doesn't mention Trump by name.
"What's happening in #Charlottesville is unacceptable and un-American. My prayers are with the victims." 

Rep. Sean Duffy, who doesn't mention Trump by name.
 "The hate and violence in Charlottesville today is despicable. We are better than this." 

Rep. Mike Gallagher, who doesn't mention Trump by name.
  "The abhorrent acts of hate and bigotry witnessed today in Charlottesville go against our American values." 

Gallup on the gaping maw: Trump GOP approval rating at lowest point in his presidency


Boxed text from article cited below.

Trump Job Approval Rating Now at 34%, New Low.  (Gallup, 8/14/2017)
Democrats gave Trump a 7% job approval rating last week, while the reading for independents was at 29%. This is the first time independents' weekly approval rating for Trump has dropped below 30%.

Other gaping maw posts:
The gaping maw of Donald Trump, our first alt-right President.  (8/15/2017)
The gaping maw: Trump gives a shout-out to some fine, fine boys.  (8/15/2017)
The gaping maw of Donald Trump.  (8/14/2017)

The Chronicles of Ninny: What's up is down for new RNC spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany


Photo credit:  Twitter

What really going on.

Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis.  (The New York Times, 8/16/2017)

Or as the headline appeared in the print edition:

Split in Party 
After Remarks 
On Racial Past  
Political Class Recoils; 
Voter Base Cheers

Wherein this quote is found:

Photo credit:  Oklahoma Senate

Related reading:
Former CNN Commentator Kayleigh McEnany Named New RNC Spokeswoman.  (Variety, 8/7/2017)
McEnany has been a familiar face on CNN since Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as one of his staunchest defenders among the cadre of political pundits. 
Republican National Committee chairwoman said that McEnany “will be invaluable to the RNC as we continue to support President Trump and build on our majorities in Congress as we head into 2018.”

Magical fairy dust UPDATE. Which is why WI Assembly approved tax credits only for jobs that pay at least $30,000


Which to some might be "more money than they ever thought possible" but places a household of 6 below the federal poverty level, and at $14.42 per hour is not enough to afford the rent of a two-bedroom apartment.


Bold italics quoted in Donald Trump: Foxconn jobs could have 'positive impact on race relations'.  (Madison.com, 8/16/2017)

 
8/3/2017 update, "Donald Trump, narcissist, talks up his immigration plan", starts here.


Trump Backs GOP Immigration Bill, but Rift Within Party Widens.  (The Hill, 8/2/2017)


8/2/2016 update, "...brags his speech at Boy Scout Jamboree was 'greatest ever'", starts here.


Boy Scouts of America disputes leadership praised President Trump's jamboree speech as 'greatest' ever.  (New York Daily News, 8/1/2017)
President Trump boasted that the Boy Scouts of America called him to say his jamboree pep talk was by no means “mixed” — it was the “greatest.” 
Except the Boy Scouts did no such thing, according to a source within the organization. 
The Boy Scout source disputed that its leadership called Trump to praise the July 24 speech in Glen Jean, W.V., as claimed by the President in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.


6/30/2017 update, "Donald Trump, narcissist-in-chief", starts here.


A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake.  (Washington Post, 6/27/2017)


Source:  Mayo Clinic

Original 6/13/2017 post starts here.


Trump’s Cabinet, With a Prod, Extols the ‘Blessing’ of Serving Him.  (The New York Times, 6/12/2017)

Related reading:
Understanding Trump's narcissism could be the key to opposing him.  (The Guardian, 2/17/2017)

Related post:
A fest of fawning white men at the White House.  (6/13/2017)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UPDATE. Our Dumb Senator -- now in its 7th year!!!


Quoted in Sen. Ron Johnson suggests Illinois pay portion of Foxconn incentives.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/15/2017)

Yet when it comes to stuffing corporate pockets with cash....no problem!

Source:  Politifact


Original 8/10/2017 post starts here.

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson suggests John McCain's health may have affected his Obamacare vote.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/9/2017)

First there's this exchange.


To which a McCain spokeswoman responds.

Photo credit:  LinkedIn

As a result, Rojo is forced to face the public with egg on his face.