Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dear Donald Trump, "Those people" comprise 72% of NFL rosters and 77% of NBA rosters


(red highlight added)

Quoted in Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Steph Curry.  (Washington Post, 9/23/2017)


That old-time whistle, by Paul Krugman.  (The New York Times, 3/16/2014)

Greetings from San Francisco: The Transamerica Building


From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

Text on message side of card
THE ROMANCE OF SAN FRANCISCO
As darkness falls and the moon rises and the lights are turned up, it is time for cocktails, dinner, and night life.  With a flair for the bohemian, and an international reputation for fine food, San Francisco seems alive with romance.

Gin Wong, Who Designed Futuristic Buildings in Los Angeles, Dies at 94.  (The New York Times, 9/17/2017)
While running Mr. Pereira’s company in the late 1960s, Mr. Wong oversaw the design of the Transamerica Pyramid, the striking 853-foot-tall building that pierces the sky in San Francisco. 
Mr. Wong said that Jack Beckett, the chairman of Transamerica, gave him straightforward direction. “His first statement was, ‘I want to make sure that everybody in the financial world knows who we are,’ ” Mr. Wong recalled in a video made by Neil Healy, his son-in-law. The general public, he added, understood that the building was making a statement.





Other greetings:
Golden Gate Bridge.  (9/10/2017)
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)

Marilyn Albaugh Frycklund (1933-2017) Warren High School class of 1951



Sidebar:  Robert and Marilyn Frycklund were married at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, which means my dad officiated at the ceremony.

1951 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Albaugh Guy E (Leona M) march opr Struthers Wells h5 Monroe
  • Albaugh Guy E jr USA r5 Monroe
  • Frycklund Robert J (Marilyn A) mgr Cowdricks Drug Store r176 Kinzua rd
1983 Warren City Directory 

  • Albaugh Guy E & Leona M retd Struthers Wells h5 Monroe
  • Frycklund Robt J  & Marilyn A (Taylor Pharm) h407 Liberty St

The popularity of Marilyn as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's look at Guy and Leona.


Guy and Leona both peaked during the 1st decade of the 20th century, Guy at #99 in 1900 and 1901 and Leona at #69 in 1904 and 1905.  After following similar tracks, they parted ways in the early 1940s, Guy chugging along in the top 200 for another 2 decades, Leona on the cusp of a 35-year decline before she fell out out of sight.   Just after Guy fell off the chart a decade ago, Leona started to make what is shaping up to be an impressive comeback.,

Other members of the WHS class of 1951:
Carol Amacher.  (5/30/2017)
John Wood.  (5/28/2017)
Catherine Collins Sheldon.  (4/22/2017)
Ronald McCain.  (4/13/2017)
Elaine Crecraft McDunn.  (3/1/2017)
Albert Kondak.  (2/28/2017)
Richard Cook.  (2/16/2017)
Marilyn Pasquino Nyberg.  (1/19/2017)
Mark Bevevino.  (8/26/2016)
Diedra Peterson Andersen.  (6/8/2016)
Marilyn Lyke Bonace.  (6/6/2016)
John Tingwell.  (6/5/2016)
Donald Quiggle.  (12/19/2015)
Genevieve Larson McKown.  (12/16/2015)
Franklin Reiff.  (7/14/2015)
Mary Ann Font Schafer.  (6/29/2015)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hazel Kell Martin (1935-2017) Warren High School class of 1953



1953 Dragon yearbook


1967 Warren City Directory
  • Kell Walter E (Ethel C) mach Betts Machine h111Russell
  • [county section] Martin Hazel 114 Follett Run Rd Conewango Township
1983 Warren City Director 
  • Martin Hazel typ NP r114 Follett Run Rd 
  • Martin James M lab NP r114 Follett Run Rd

I would have never guessed!

Source:  Social Security Administration




The 4th of 6 Tommy Roe top 10 hits, "Hooray for Hazel" debuted at #75 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending 9/17/1966.  Inexplicably, it spent 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #6, one of its 2 weeks in the top 10.

Other members of the class of 1953:
Carole Moore Zimmerman.  (9/11/2017)
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)

Climate change as a matter of fact at U.S. military bases



Defying Trump, Pentagon Moves To Protect Bases From Climate Change.  (The Energy Collective, 9/20/2017)




Other climate change as a matter of fact posts:
Georgia peach orchards.  (9/18/2017)
Northeast U.S. pine forests.  (8/29/2017)
Tangier Island, Virginia.  (8/25/2017)
South of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. (8/25/2017)
New Orleans.  (8/12/2017)
Kenya.  (7/23/2017)
Portugal.  (6/19/2017)
The Netherlands.  (6/19/2017)
Brazil.  (6/8/2017)
Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.  (5/20/2017)
Madeline Island, Wisconsin.  (2/23/2017)
Mexico City.  (2/19/2017)
Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Moose of Maine.  (1/21/2017)
Florida Keys.  (1/14/2017)
California wine country.  (1/11/2017)
Kaktovik, Alaska.  (12/20/2016)
Bolivia.  (7/11/2016)
Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park.  (7/7/2016)
Kiribati.  (7/6/2016)
Peru,  (5/21/2016)

Looks like Sarah Palin demanded top billing in this freak show



Sarah Palin in Alabama: The swamp is ‘trying to hijack this presidency’.  (Washington Post, 9/22/2017)

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Related posts:
Looks like Alabama is going to get what it derserves.  (9/22/2017)
Alabama voters poised to embarrass themselves again.  (9/12/2017)
The question is: Where does Trump rank on this list? (7/10/2017)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Robert Evan Bailey (1940-2017) Warren High School class of 1958



1958 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
  • [county section] Bailey Helen Clarendon 
  • [county section] Bailey Richard D Clarendon
1983 Warren City Directory

The popularity of Robert as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Beatrice.

Beatrice enjoyed her best years during the early 20th century, spending 24 years (1902-1925) in the top 50, peaking at #36 in 1910.  Since 2006, Beatrice has been on the comeback trail.

Other class of 1958 members.
Mary Ann Campagna Cross.  (9/19/2017)
Sally Jones Darling.  (9/7/2017)
Jack Colvin.  (12/14/2016)
Thomas Gerarde.  (11/11/2015)
John "Jack" Suppa.  (10/10/2015)
Susan Mead Mastrangiola.  (8/6/2015)
Barbara Baldensperger.  (6/21/2015)
Dennis Morell (3/8/2015)
Joyce Black Wohlers.  (3/16/2014)
Susan Leonard Anderson.  (3/15/2014)
Doris Musante.  (1/9/2014)

UPDATE. What was once Mirro is now an empty city block


Photos by Retiring Guy




8/18/2017 update, "Sunny day Mirro demolition photos", starts here.

From the 10th Street bridge

All photos by Retiring Guy

Manitowoc Mirro demolition traffic changes to take effect.  (Herald Times Reporter, 8/9/2017)
A live feed to view the work being done on the building is available on the city’s YouTube page. The city also has a page on its website, www.manitowoc.org/2051/Whats-Happening-at-Mirro, dedicated to information about the Mirro project.

15th and Washington


15th and Washington, 2 days later



Manitowoc Mirro stories will live beyond demolition.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/9/2017)
When the Great Depression hit in 1929, there were about 3,400 employees at Aluminum Goods. But with sales down by more than 65 percent by 1931, the number of employees dropped to 2,500. With the worst of the Depression over by 1933, employment immediately rose to 2,700.

16th and Washington


7/28/2017 update starts here.

On Franklin Street

Manitowoc Mirro demolition: 542 tons removed last week.  (Herald Times Reporter, 7/5/2017)
The city held a kickoff press conference June 9 to start the demolition process. It said no explosions or implosions will be used during the demolition, although work conducted mostly during regular business hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. will be noisy.



Manitowoc Mirro demolition temporarily disrupted by sinkhole.  (Herald Times Reporter, 7/24/2017)
A small sinkhole appeared, and was quickly repaired, in Franklin Street late Wednesday near the Mirro building demolition site. 
Community Development Director Nic Sparacio said they can’t be sure if the sinkhole was caused by the generous amounts of rain the area received recently, or if it was caused by the nearby demolition activitie. 
The sinkhole was less than 12 inches across, and crews were able to close the street right away.



Original 7/27/2017 post, "Mirro demolition videos", starts here.



Mirro demolition starts Monday in Manitowoc.  (USA Today, 6/7/2017)
The building’s demolition will clear the 5-acre site for future development, according to a press release from the City of Manitowoc. The total cost for the demolition and materials disposal is expected to be $3.3 million. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation recently awarded $500,000 to Manitowoc under their Idle Sites Redevelopment Program.



From the same article cited above.
According to a fact sheet distributed by the city, heavy machinery will be used to deconstruct the building and water will be used to control dust and debris. A debris shield will also be put in place as an extra precaution. The debris will be moved to the Waste Management solid waste landfill and steel will be recycled.

 

What's happening at Mirro?


Related posts:
The Mirro Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  (8/10/2010)
Dear Mayor Nickels, I'm still standing. Love, Mirro.  (5/3/2016)
Following up on Mirro's demise and demolition (part 1).  (7/29/2014)
Following up on Mirro's demise and demolition (part 2).  (7/29/2014)
But in the meantime, the only thing moving at the ruins of Mirro is this rooftop tree.  (7/31/2016)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mae West was always a fan of projecting masculinity



And the male-dominated profession of architecture never fails to provide us with pictorial examples.


Symphony Hall, Campanile, City Hall (Springfield, Mass)

All of the above from Retiring Guy's postcard collection

Blasting, billowing, bursting forth with Foxconn nonsense: Scott Walker goes Moody Blues on us



Reported in Unintended consequences of Foxconn deal.  (Marquette Wire, 7/19/2017)



Other Foxconn posts:
A big part of the reason Foxconn chose Wisconsin is.....Chicago, that toddlin' town.  (9/20/2017)
Van Wanggaard wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (9/13/2017)
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)

Julia Ellen Scalise Papalia (1921-2017) Warren High School class of 1939



1939 Dragon yearbook

Helen's high school activities:
Stenographers' Club (4)

1967 Warren City Directory  

  • Papalia Carl F (Julia E; A&B Heating & Sheet Metal Co) h15 Hill
  • Papalia Dennis student r 15 Hill
  • Scalise Casper D retd h16 Eddy

1983 Warren City Directory (no listings)

  • Papalia Carl F & Julie E (A&B Htg & Sht Mtl) h15 Hill St

The popularity of Julia is graphed here. Let's take a look at Carl.


Carl was an extremely steady performer during the 1st 4 decades of the 20th century, ranging between 23 (1903, 1913, 1916) and 30 from 1900 until 1939, and then remaining in the top 100 until 1979.  He has increasingly fallen out of favor since the 1990s.

Other members of the WHS class of 1939:
Jane Perry Campbell.  (8/3/2017)
Helen Augusta Ashbaugh.  (7/10/2017)
Florence Scalise.  (1/9/2017)
Heath Ferrie.  (11/28/2016)
Ross Morell.  (5/18/2016)
Anna Mae Seder Bleech.  (3/22/2016)
Helen Huck Mead.  (12/7/2015)
John Shanshala.  2/28/2015)

Dan G. wets himself over Special K Blueberry with Lemon Clusters


Photo by Retiring Guy

Related posts:
Limited Edition Mocha Crunch.  (7/16/2017)
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows.  (2/1/2017)
A marriage between General Mills and Girls Scouts of America.  (1/19/2017)
Alpha-Bits is getting squeezed out.  (11/23/2016)
Special K continues to branch out.  (10/23/2016)
Wedding bells chime.  (10/5/2016)
The price of convenience (22.54 cents per ounce).  (8/19/2016)
Make up your mind already!  (8/14/2016)
Remember Nabisco Shredded Wheat?  (7/13/2016)
Features Batman and Superman.  (7/7/2016)
Post wants you to have ice cream for breakfast.  (6/30/2016)
Tiny Toast.  (6/21/2016)

The Republican Governors Association's fake news website offers a disclaimer that's not easy to find and difficult to read



Calling their website the "Telegraph" probably tells us all we need to know about the mindset of this group.


Pretty much a one-hit wonder, The Five Americans enjoyed the biggest success with "Western Union" which debuted at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending March 4, 1967.  It spent 12 weeks on the chart, 5 of them in the top 10, peaking at #5.

In the news: National Rifle Association life member Van Wanggaard's gun nonsense



Quoted in Lawmakers advance bill allowing carrying hidden guns without permits, training.  (Madison.com, 9/20/2017)

They're still OK -- even if they have no fucking idea how to use the gun they're carrying.

Related reading:
NRA Behind GOP Bill on Guns with No Permits.  (Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 3/29/2017)

What could possibly go wrong?
Toddler reaches into purse and gun goes off, killing mom.  (USA Today, 12/20/2014)
Deer Park parent pulls gun in drop off line.  (KHOU, 3/10/2017)
Man arrested after accidentally shooting self near school.  (Whidbey News-Times, 3/13/2017)
‘He heard people yelling, ‘No, don’t!’’: Inside the murder-suicide in a San Bernardino classroom.  (Washington Post, 4/11/2017)

A big part of the reason Foxconn chose Wisconsin is.....Chicago, that toddlin' town



Reported in Exclusive: Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou explains company's $10 billion plan for Wisconsin.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/27/2017)


Ready to give away the store.

Quoted in With Foxconn Coming, Wisconsin Gov. Walker Isn't Eager To Share Economic Bounty With Illinois.  (Forbes, 9/19/2017)
It's gonna happen whether he wants it to or not.
Of course, there's a huge interstate economic flow between Illinois and Wisconsin already, and Illinois interests believe that Foxconn and its suppliers will want to take considerable advantage of what their state has to offer. That includes O'Hare International Airport, lots of commercially developable land to the north and west of the Chicago area for the Foxconn supply chain, and even the many Illinois residents who make up a vast talent pool within an easy commute of where Foxconn will locate in southeastern Wisconsin.

Source:  Wikipedia

Other Foxconn posts:
Van Wanggaard wets his pants over Foxconn vote.  (9/13/2017)
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)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Companies are moving back": Donald Trump takes his re-election campaign to the United Nations


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Let's finish this thought: .."to double down on a dubious hand."



Read: Trump's full speech to the UN General Assembly.  (Vox, 9/19/2017)

Related reading:
Despite Rising Seas and Bigger Storms, Florida’s Land Rush Endures.  (The New York Times, 9/18/2017)
Only, now there is a twist: Florida is no longer the swampy backwater it once was. It is the nation’s third most populous state, with 21 million people, jutting out precariously into the heart of hurricane alley, amid rising seas, at a time when warming waters have the potential to bring ever stronger storms. And compared with the 1920s, when soggy land was sold by mail, the risks of building here are far better known today. Yet newcomers still flock in and buildings still rise, with everyone seemingly content to double down on a dubious hand.

Mary Ann Campagna Cross (1940-2017) Warren High School class of 1958



1958 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Campagna Frank J (Donablle) retd h1505 Sill St
  • Cross Fred J (Mary A) wldr Betts Mach h219 Eddy
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Campagna Frank J & Delphine L; mach opr G T E Sylvania h12 Mead St
  • Cross Fred J & Marianne; driver Crossett Inc h1505 Sill St
  • Cross Marianne Mrs emp Solar Elec h1505 Sill St

The popularity of Mary Ann as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at a variant spelling.

Marianne's best years occurred during the 1930s through the early 1960s.  Thanks to Burl Ives' recording of "Marianne", released in early 1957, Marianne experienced her best-ever year.

Other class of 1958 members.
Sally Jones Darling.  (9/7/2017)
Jack Colvin.  (12/14/2016)
Thomas Gerarde.  (11/11/2015)
John "Jack" Suppa.  (10/10/2015)
Susan Mead Mastrangiola.  (8/6/2015)
Barbara Baldensperger.  (6/21/2015)
Dennis Morell (3/8/2015)
Joyce Black Wohlers.  (3/16/2014)
Susan Leonard Anderson.  (3/15/2014)
Doris Musante.  (1/9/2014)

Crumbling base: Some folks in the reddest of red states are getting tired of President Trump

Although his approval ratings in these 5 states remain well above the national average of a -15.7% net approval rating.


Trump’s Popularity Has Dipped Most In Red States.  (FiveThirtyEight, 9/18/2017)
Although Trump is quite unpopular, the political map hasn’t changed much in the eight months since Trump won (not surprisingly). Compared to his standing nationally, Trump is still strong in key swing states.2 He has, however, experienced a disproportionate drop off in his popularity in red states, suggesting the president’s base isn’t as solid as it once was.