Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dear Donald Trump, Meet the real Tom Scott


He's not the GOP senator from South Carolina.  That's Tim!


This Tom Scott is a musician.  And 'Spindrift' is from his 1974 Tom Cat album with the L.A. Express.



Related reading:
After Sen. Tim Scott meets with Trump, White House calls him 'Tom Scott' in photo caption.  (The Post and Courier, 9/13/2017)

Twitter, of course, is having a field day with this gaffe.  (The error was quickly corrected.)

The Wharf adds to DC's restaurant staffing crisis




DC’s Restaurant Staffing Crisis Will Likely Get Worse With the Opening of the Wharf.  (Washingtonian, 9/12/2017)
Ask any DC chef or restaurateur what they’re most worried about right now, and the conversation will inevitably turn to their desperate attempts to find good staff. Sous chefs, managers, servers—across the board, there just aren’t enough experienced people to go around Washington’s booming dining scene. 
The problem isn’t new, and it’s not unique to DC. But much of the local restaurant industry is bracing for an even greater pinch with the opening of the Wharf. The $2 billion development will host three hotels, three music venues, 17 retail spots, and more than 20 restaurants, bars, and cafes when it’s complete.

No surprise to find 'robots' and "Foxconn' in the same sentence


Photo credit:  Inverse

Reported in In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own.  (The New York Times, 9/10/2017)
Over the past five years, these algorithms have radically changed the way the internet’s largest companies build their online services, accelerating the development of everything from image and speech recognition to internet search. But they can also accelerate the development of robotics.

More Foxconn stuff 

Chris Hedges' dark view of civilization



From The Great Flood.  (Truthdig, 9/10/2017)


Van Wanggaard wets his pants over Foxconn vote



Reported in Wisconsin Senate OKs up to $3 billion bill for Foxconn plant as Kenosha drops out of hunt.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/12/2017)




Other Foxconn posts:
Foxconn job projections: Reality bites a hole in Scott Walker's bubble world.  (9/10/2017)
Wisconsin:  Mississippi of the North.  (9/8/2017)
Wisconsin GOP reorganizes state's court system to accommodate Foxconn.  (9/6/2017)
Full court press: Scott Walkerr appointee and GOP campaign donor Jay Risch touts 'monster' Foxconn project .  (9/6/2017)
Foxconn will provide no benefits to St. Croix County, but this $600 million infrastructure project already has.  (9/5/2017)
Actually, this is a clear sign of Scott Walker desperation over Foxconn deal.  (9/2/2017)
UPDATE. Another example of Foxconn lack of specifics.  (9/1/2017)
Two months ago, Pennsylvania was the leading candidate for Foxconn assembly plant.  (8/30/2017)
UPDATE. How Scott Walker and GOP state legislators view Dane County.  (8/29/2017)
Our sloganeering governor: Scott Walker takes playing politics to new heights.   (8/24/2017)
GOP hypocrisy: Fiscally conservative, small-government, free-market guy signs off on Foxconn deal.  (8/24/2017)
About those Foxconn environmental exemptions, Wisconsin (Prepare for the worst).  (8/24/2017)
The Scott Walker Foxconn inflation factor: Do I hear 60,000?!!!!  (8/23/2017)
WEDC CEO Mark Hogan announces symmetrical distribution of Foxconn salaries.  (8/23/2017) Wisconsin DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel gazes into his crystal ball.  (8/23/2017)
Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/21/2017)
So excited: Rep. James Edming (R-Glen Flora) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
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)

It's always 5 o'clock in Key West


Photo credit:  Facebook

Damage heavy on Key West, but booze still flows.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/12/2017)



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

East Washington Corridor UPDATE. Side street visual inspection


An area of Madison where there's been lots of construction going on the past 5 years.





8/30/2017 update, "The Lyric Apartments are ready for occupancy", starts here.

Many of you probably can't afford to live here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

2 bed/2 bath apartments run from $1895 to $2950 per month.


7/12/2017 update, "Most of the Lyric exterior work is finished", starts here.


Photos by Retiring Guy


In-betweener floor plan.  (1 bedroom/1 bath for $1,325 to $1,545 per month)

Other East Washington corridor  posts:
UPDATE. Another perspective of a much-changed stretch of East Washington corridor.  (7/12/2017)
UPDATE. A little more to see at the Starting Block Project construction site on East Washington Avenue.  (7/12/2017)
Madison East Washington Festival Foods is open for business.  (4/13/2016)
The balconies of the Constellation.  (4/19/2015)
The Constellation burns in reflected sunlight.  (1/11/2015)
The Constellation rises above the treetops.  (9/7/2014)


4/6/2017 update,  "Two views of the Lyric Apartments from a sunny East Mifflin vantage point" starts here.


Photos by Retiring Guy






2/20/2017 update starts here.

From East Washington and Brearly


Photos and video by Retiring Guy






Not cheap




1/10/2017 update, "Stone House development, the Lyric Apartments, takes shape", starts here.

From East Washington and Brearly.


Photos by Retiring Guy

From East Mifflin and Brearly.




Original 8/23/2016 post, "Another development starts to rise along East Washington Avenue in Madison Wisconsin", starts here.

In the very early stage.

Photos by Retiring Guy

New plans unveiled for Madison Dairy site on East Washington Avenue.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/12/2015)
Stone House Development has submitted plans with the city for a 10-story building that would include 200 apartments, more than 12,000 square feet of retail space and a parking facility for 355 vehicles on the former Madison Dairy Produce Co. site, 1000 East Washington Ave.


This stretch of the East Wash streetscape has changed considerably during the past few years.  (Constellation in foreground, Galaxie in center-right background.)






It's off to Epic we go UPDATE. $12 million Northern Lights Road/County Trunk Highway PD project is finished





5/4/2017 UPDATE, "Return to Town of Verona (WI) county trunk highway PD", starts here.







Looking south on a washboard-like Woods Roads to county trunk highway PD  intersection.



1st video (red arrow)
2nd video (purple arrows)
Photo (yellow arrow)



Yellow rectangle shows location without larger frame.







Original 4/18/2017 post, "Driving in the Town of Verona (WI) on county trunk highway PD", starts here.


Video by Retiring Guy

PD waits while Nine Mound continues.  (ConnectVerona.com, 4/14/2016)
A year later, the project is underway.  Montpas and city administrator Bill Burns told the Press this week the city is exploring the use of condemnation – better known as eminent domain – to ensure the $12 million project to improve the Epic-afflicted traffic goes through. But that process can often takes six months, they said in a series of emails to the Press. And Montpas said the PD project can’t begin until every piece of right-of-way is purchased.

Alabama voters poised to embarrass themselves again


Photo credit:  dlisted

Reported in US Senate Candidate Repeatedly Appears With Pastor Who Says Gays Are 'Worthy of Death'.  (The New Civil Rights Movement, 9/11/2017)

Related post:  
Pastor Kevin Swanson has absolutely no sense of irony.  (11/16/2015)

Article about sick puppies and Petland omits any references to puppy mills



It's not as though Petland's business model is a well-kept secret.

Related reading:
Where Petland Stores Get Puppies.  (The Humane Society of the United States, 10/19/2009)
Huge Pet Store Chain Selling Puppies From Worst Conditions Imaginable.  (The Dodo, 12/16/2015)
The Dog Factory: Inside the Sickening World of Puppy Mills.  (Rolling Stone, 1/5/2017)
Petland Continues to Thrive on Puppy Mills.  (Odyssey, 2/21/2017)
Petland:  Consumer Complaints and Reviews.

Amazon will not locate its second office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin



Reported in Milwaukee would face challenges in bid for Amazon's second headquarters.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/11/2017)

Related reading:
Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You.  (The New York Times, 9/9/2017)

What Amazon is looking for:
  1. Metro area population of 1,000,000+ (Milwaukee is one of 52)
  2. Strong job growth in addition to 1 mil pop.  (The list is reduced to 25, Milwaukee not included)
  3. Right labor pool, one that is large and growing.  (14 cities:  Boston, New York, Washington, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Austin, Dallas, Indianapolis, Denver, San Jose, San Francisco, Portland OR)
  4. Also have a high quality of life (9 cities:  Boston, Washington, Raleigh, Atlanta, Miami, Austin, Dallas, Denver, Portland
  5. Also places where workers can easily get around and out of town (4 cities:  Boston, Washington, Denver, Portland)
  6. Has space and willing to pay to play.  (And the winner is:  Denver)
Milwaukee will have to settle for the residual effects of Foxconn.

Eau Claire Wisconsin 12th best college town despite not having college or university



25 Best College Towns in America.  (24/7 Wall St, 9/11/2017)

Full methodology link leads to America's 50 Best Cities to Live. which includes the number of colleges and universities in a city per 100,000 residents from the Department of Education.

Thomas, Samuel, Evan, Michael, did you consider rounding up?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Someone is certainly full of himself



Mother Jones shares the best part of the Bannon interview.

Carole Moore Zimmerman (1936-2017) Warren High School class of 1953



1953 Dragon yearbook

Also in the picture.  In high school, I worked for Jean Mostert's dad, George, who owned Mostert's Bakery.

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Moore L W emp Sylvania rRD1 Russell
  • [county section] Zimmerman Carol C Russell
  • [county section] Zimmerman G Donald Russell
1983 Warren City Director 
  • [county section] Moore Gertrude M rRt1 Bx 1775 Russell
  • [county section] Moore Lyle W rRt1 Bx 1775 Russell
  • [county section] Zimmerman Carole C rRt1 Bx 1777 Russell
  • [county section] Zimmerman Donald rRt1 Bx 1777 Russell

Carol with an 'e' made her debut in 1913, when Carol, without an 'e', had already reached the mid-100s,  Carole peaked at #35 in 1942, the year that actress Carole Lombard died in a plane crash at the age of 33.  She was married to Clark Gable at the time.  Carol peaked at #4 in 1941 and remained in the top 10 for another decade.
Other members of the class of 1953:
Carolyn Webster Coates.  (7/7/2017)
Leroy Sorenson.  (5/25/2017)
Carole Weigel Wunner.  (5/10/2017)
Arthur Wagner.  (1/5/2017)
Robert Harrington.  (12/6/2016)
Beverly Taft Littlefield.  (11/26/2016)
Karolyn Lane Stone.  (11/24/2016)
Roberta Leave Troutman.  (6/8/2016)
Grace Tigani.  (5/20/2016)
Nan Perry Fischer.  (6/18/2015)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Steve Bannon's Venn Diagram



Just in case you thought that Steve Bannon and Breitbart News weren't one and the same.




Trump's America: Union County, Iowa, where base beliefs are passed on to the next generation


The lights have been turned off in Union County, Iowa.  (Which is why, I suppose, somone has to burn a cross.)


Reported in Scene from Creston game: Frayed nerves, calls of unity after photo of students in white hoods rocks town.  (Des Moines Register, 9/8/2017)

Population peaked in 1900.

Source: Wikipedia 



Trump's message resonates.
Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
DeSoto County, Florida.  (9/9/2017)
Erie County, Pennsylvania.  (9/2/2017)
Grays Harbor County, Washington.  (8/20/2017)
Franklin County, Iowa, (8/14/2017)
UPDATE:  Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  (8/10/2017)
Wright County, Iowa.  (8/8/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (8/4/2017)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  (7/20/2017)
Mesa County, California.  (7/20/2017)
Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  (7/19/2017)
McDowell County, West Virginia.  (7/10/2017)
Shasta County, California.  (7/4/2017)
Piscataquis County, Maine.  (7/3/2017)
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota  (7/2/2017)
Autauga County, Alabama.  (6/29/2017)
Letcher County, Kentucky.  (6/29/2017)
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
lMarion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
Illinois 16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
New York 19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
Granger, Indiana, bad hombre.  (3/26/2017)
Clark County, Kansas.  (3/21/2017)
Defiance County, Ohio .  (3/21/2017)
Williams County, Ohio.  (3/21/2017)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin.  (3/20/2017)
Clark County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Taylor County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Highland County, Ohio.   (3/19/2017)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
Franklin County, Illinois.  (2/27/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky.  (2/17/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (2/9/2017)
Where voters abandoned the Democratic Party in droves.   (2/7/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties, Iowa.  (2/7/2017)
Adams and Waushara counties, Wisconsin.  (2/6/2017)
McHenry County, Illinois.  (2/5/2017)
Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Mitchell County, Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Fayette County, West Virginia.  (1/24/2017)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  (1/24/2017)
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2017)
Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump.  (1/15/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)

And you wonder why Donald Trump is President!




Fake News: It’s as American as George Washington’s Cherry Tree.  (New York Times Book Review, 9/5/2017)


If nothing else, this Burger King commercial is stupendously clear revelation of Mad Men's insecurities.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the movie box office weekends


Sources:  Daily Mail, Variety

Yet as Variety points out, "It" was able to set some box-office records this weekend during the approach of a 'record-setting Hurricane Irma'.
“It” broke out on Thursday night with $13.5 million preview number — the third-largest for 2017, trailing only Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Beauty and the Beast,” and the largest gross for a [1] horror movie, an [2] R-rated title, a [3] September release and a [4] film based on a Stephen King book.  [numbers added]

Related reading:
Summer Box Office Officially Worst in Over a Decade.  (Variety, 9/5/2017)

Greetings from the Golden Gate Bridge


From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

In suicide prevention, sometimes all it takes to save a life is a minute of your time.  (South China Morning Post, 9/9/2017)
The winning video features a police negotiator’s work to save lives. For people contemplating suicide, the most critical period is during their last minute of life: if someone could intervene at that point, there is a chance of stopping that person.  
Kevin Hines, one of very few people who survived after jumping off San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, shared that, in the last minute as he was wandering along the bridge before he jumped, if someone had showed some concern, he would have changed his mind. Since his miraculous survival, Hines has been championing suicide prevention activities worldwide.





Other greetings:
Golden Gate Bridge.  (9/9/2017)
San Francisco Chinatown.  (9/8/2017)
San Francisco: Test your Segway skills on Lombard Street.  (8/30/2017) 
San Francisco Bay Area.  (8/26/2017)
San Francisco.  (8/26/2017)
Downtown San Diego.  (7/9/2016)
San Diego.  (6/25/2017)
San Bernadino, California.  (6/23/2017)
Sacramento Municipal Auditorium.  (6/18/2017)
Weinstock Lubin Department Store, Sacramento.  (6/17/2017)
Sacramento.  (6/17/2017)
Pasadena.  (6/14/2017)
Lake Merritt, Oakland.  (6/13/2017)
Oakland, California.  (6/12/2017)
Greyhound Bus Terminal, Los Angeles (6/11/2017)
Coffee Dan's, Hollywood.  (6/11/2017)
Brittingham's Radio Center Restaurant, Hollywood.  (6/10/2016)
Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel.  (6/9/2017)
Pershing Square, Los Angeles.  (6/8/2017)
Fox Carthay Circle Theater, Los Angeles.  (6/7/2017)
Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood.  (6/4/2017)
Hotel Teris, Los Angeles.  (6/1/2016)
Broadway in Los Angeles.  (5/31/2017)
Los Angeles Civic Center.  (5/30/2017)
Southern California palm-lined street.  (5/29/2017)
Downtown Los Angeles.   (5/24/2017)
Giant Springs, Great Falls, Montana.  (5/23/2017)
Hollywood Boulevard.  (5/22/2017)
Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.  (5/21/2017)
Brown Derby, Hollywood.  (5/20/2017)
Southern California.  (5/20/2017)
Mojave Desert (Joshua trees).  (5/20/2017)
Rose Hill Motel in Mena, Arkansas.  (5/20/2017)
Will Rogers Ranch.  (5/20/2017)
Grauman's Chinese Theater.  (5/18/2017)
Hollywood Boulevard.  (5/18/2017)
Barstow, California.  (5/17/2017)
California.  (5/14/2017)
Parklabrea Towers, L.A.  (5/14/2017)
La Jolla Children's Pool.  (5/13/2017)
Los Angeles.  (5/11/2017)
Laguna Beach, California.  (5/10/2017)
California.  (5/9/2017)
Los Angeles.  (5/9/2017)
California.  (5/8/2017)
Pomona College, Claremont, California.  (5/7/2017)
La Jolla, California.  (5/6/2017)
Hope, Arkansas.  (5/4/2017)
Bakersfield, California.  (5/3/2017)
Little Rock, Arkansas.  (5/1/2017)
California.  (4/28/2017)
Little Rock, Arkansas.  (4/19/2017)
Superstition Mountain, Arizona.  (4/15/2017)
Tucson, Arizona.  (4/12/2017)
Phoenix, Arizona.  (4/8/2017)
Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah.  (4/8/2017)
Dothan, Alabama.  (4/5/2017)
Mobile, Alabama.  (4/5/2017)
Anniston, Alabama.  (3/29/2017)


Foxconn job projections: Reality bites a hole in Scott Walker's bubble world


Playing politics @ScottWalker  (the panel at right is doctored)

WORKERS WANTED.   Wisconsin businesses grapple with a growing worker shortage.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/10/2017)
Wisconsin is expected to need 45,000 workers in seven years but it simply lacks the people to fill them., Employers from a broad range of industries are reporting difficulty finding workers — and not only for skilled professionals such as nurses, welders and computer programmers, who require a strong education and training system, but also for workers with a high school diploma and some additional training at restaurants, farms, construction sites, factories, senior care facilities, retailers and other businesses.

Other Foxconn posts:
Wisconsin:  Mississippi of the North.  (9/8/2017)
Wisconsin GOP reorganizes state's court system to accommodate Foxconn.  (9/6/2017)
Full court press: Scott Walkerr appointee and GOP campaign donor Jay Risch touts 'monster' Foxconn project .  (9/6/2017)
Foxconn will provide no benefits to St. Croix County, but this $600 million infrastructure project already has.  (9/5/2017)
Actually, this is a clear sign of Scott Walker desperation over Foxconn deal.  (9/2/2017)
UPDATE. Another example of Foxconn lack of specifics.  (9/1/2017)
Two months ago, Pennsylvania was the leading candidate for Foxconn assembly plant.  (8/30/2017)
UPDATE. How Scott Walker and GOP state legislators view Dane County.  (8/29/2017)
Our sloganeering governor: Scott Walker takes playing politics to new heights.   (8/24/2017)
GOP hypocrisy: Fiscally conservative, small-government, free-market guy signs off on Foxconn deal.  (8/24/2017)
About those Foxconn environmental exemptions, Wisconsin (Prepare for the worst).  (8/24/2017)
The Scott Walker Foxconn inflation factor: Do I hear 60,000?!!!!  (8/23/2017)
WEDC CEO Mark Hogan announces symmetrical distribution of Foxconn salaries.  (8/23/2017) Wisconsin DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel gazes into his crystal ball.  (8/23/2017)
Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/21/2017)
So excited: Rep. James Edming (R-Glen Flora) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
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)

Wisconsin plans to spend $3 billion to lower Illinois unemployment rate


Playing politics @ScottWalker (the panel at right is doctored)



Amid worker shortage, where will Foxconn find 13,000 employees?  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/10/2017)
Those numbers are mystifying to Anthony Snyder, CEO of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board.

 Other Foxconn posts:
Wisconsin:  Mississippi of the North.  (9/8/2017)
Wisconsin GOP reorganizes state's court system to accommodate Foxconn.  (9/6/2017)
Full court press: Scott Walkerr appointee and GOP campaign donor Jay Risch touts 'monster' Foxconn project .  (9/6/2017)
Foxconn will provide no benefits to St. Croix County, but this $600 million infrastructure project already has.  (9/5/2017)
Actually, this is a clear sign of Scott Walker desperation over Foxconn deal.  (9/2/2017)
UPDATE. Another example of Foxconn lack of specifics.  (9/1/2017)
Two months ago, Pennsylvania was the leading candidate for Foxconn assembly plant.  (8/30/2017)
UPDATE. How Scott Walker and GOP state legislators view Dane County.  (8/29/2017)
Our sloganeering governor: Scott Walker takes playing politics to new heights.   (8/24/2017)
GOP hypocrisy: Fiscally conservative, small-government, free-market guy signs off on Foxconn deal.  (8/24/2017)
About those Foxconn environmental exemptions, Wisconsin (Prepare for the worst).  (8/24/2017)
The Scott Walker Foxconn inflation factor: Do I hear 60,000?!!!!  (8/23/2017)
WEDC CEO Mark Hogan announces symmetrical distribution of Foxconn salaries.  (8/23/2017) Wisconsin DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel gazes into his crystal ball.  (8/23/2017)
Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/21/2017)
So excited: Rep. James Edming (R-Glen Flora) wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (8/18/2017)
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)