Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mr. Brainosaur, librarian, shushes a pesky blue dinosaur patron with heart-shaped lips


Retiring Guy photo from a board book read to grand-niece Kaila

Michael Gerson sez, "Republicans, it's time to panic", and Bernie Quigley offers this solution



Opined in Commentary: Mitt Romney must run for president in 2020.  (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/14/2017)
Yikes! He should run for Senate in 2018 and for President in 2020. Maybe he could lift The Curse from America and the world this time.

Related post:
Point Panic: George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson on Trump's unfitness for office.  (10/14/2017)

Donald Trump, crustacean, modern coward



Chesterton quote used by Michael Gerson in his 10/12/2017 Washington Post op-ed, "Republicans, it's time to panic".

Related reading:
Who is this Guy and Why Haven’t I Heard of Him? by Dale Ahlquist.  (The American Chesterton Society)
High praise indeed!  Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) cannot be summed up in one sentence. Nor in one paragraph. In fact, in spite of the fine biographies that have been written of him, he has never been captured between the covers of one book. But rather than waiting to separate the goats from the sheep, let’s just come right out and say it: G.K. Chesterton was the best writer of the 20th century. He said something about everything and he said it better than anybody else. But he was no mere wordsmith. He was very good at expressing himself, but more importantly, he had something very good to express. The reason he was the greatest writer of the 20th century was because he was also the greatest thinker of the 20th century.

Dear Thomas the sycophant, Apparently, your opinion is worth a thimbleful of spittle and drool


Photo credit:  Forbes

Quoted in ‘He’s better than this,’ says Thomas Barrack, Trump’s loyal whisperer.  (Washington Post, 10/11/2017)

Point Panic: George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson on Trump's unfitness for office



Quote from Republicans, it's time to panic.  (Washington Post, 10/12/2017)

"Point Panic", the Surfaris' follow-up to "Wipe Out", debuted at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 28, 1963.  It spent 8 weeks on the chart, peaking at #49.


Ruth Johnson Jackson (1946-2017) Warren Area High School class of 1964



1964 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Johnson Edna M Mrs custodial wkr North Warren Elem Sch r15 Weatherbee St
  • Jackson Robt A & Ruth E h426 Mason's Mobile City
  • Jackson Ruth E Mrs rity program Warren State Hosp h426 Mason's Mobile City 

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

 
Timothy bounced around in the 200-300 range during the first 3 decades of the 20th century before finding his way in the 1930s.  During his peak period, he spent 49 years (1951-1999) in the top 30, peaking at #11 in 1960, 1966, and 1967.  He is currently in a slow decline.

Other members of the class of 1964:
Gordon Eric Cedarquist.  (8/19/2017)
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)

Donald Trump waters the hardy perennials


You'd think they'd have drowned by now.


Sources:
2012.  Dog Whistle Watch, by Ed Gilgore.  (Washington Monthly)
2017. Trump To Values Voters: In America 'We Don't Worship Government, We Worship God'.  (NPR, 10/13/2017)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Big payday for some Racine County farmers, not so much for homeowners



Residents in Foxconn area worry about what will happen with their homes.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/11/2017)
Over the past few months, owners of farmland have been offered $50,000 an acre — several times the previous going rate for agricultural land in the area — as real estate brokers worked to assemble a site for a $10 billion, 20-million-square-foot manufacturing complex that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology group says could employ 13,000 people. 
"Are we going to be getting four times the (value) like the farmers?" one woman asked/ 
[snip] 
"The law just provides for fair market value," Miesbauer added.

So let's do the farm math.

191 acres X $50,000 = $9,550,000

Read it and weep, Mount Pleasant homeowners.

Foxconn sez,
"I want the farmer man. farmer man. I want the farmer man. you want the farmer man? Yeah, I want the farmer man. you don't want no farmer man. Give me the farmer man. once again it's the farmer man.




Other Foxconn posts:
Racine County, Mount Pleasant, to Foxconn: No need to reach for your wallet.  (10/11/2017)
Incoming Quality Control Specialist at Foxconn requires high school diploma or equivalency.  (10/9/20170
In the bonus round, Tammy finds herself in a big yellow taxi mood.  (10/9/2017)
Mount Pleasant Village President welcomes average debt of $3,917.55 per person with open arms.  (10/8/2017)
Dear Politifact, Hairsplitting aside, America has a gun violence epidemic.  (10/5/2017)
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)

Patricia Elaine Black Williams (1931-2017) 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
  • Black Archie D (Nellie T) retd h17 Branch
  • William Chas A (Patricia B) eng Sylvania h507 Conewango
1983 Warren City Directory 
  • Black Archie D & Nellie T retd h17 Branch
  • Williams Beth studt r4 Home St
  • William Chas A (Patricia B) eng G T E Sylvania h4 Home St
  • Williams Scott USCG r4 Home St

The popularity of Patricia as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's look at Nellie.


The 19th most popular name for girls during the 1880s and 30th most popular in the 1890s, Nellie was already in decline when the 20th century arrived.  Nevertheless, she spent 25 years in the top.   100.  After World War II, though, the sky became increasingly cloudy for her.

Other members of the WHS class of 1951:
Marilyn Albaugh Frycklund.  (9/23/2017)
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)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dear Steve Nass, You should take a look at this survey



College Professors Aren’t Killing Religion.  (Pew Research, 10/10/2017)

My 3 siblings and I are 100% in the 18-29 category.

My wife and her 3 siblings are 50% in the 18-29 category.

Business as usual: As you can see, Reich Brothers has plenty of other properties on their plate

Source of what's on the plate:  Reich Brothers Past Sales (2017)

Reich Brothers says it will buy shuttered Oscar Mayer property.   (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/11/2017)
“We firmly believe anything we do with the property should be in concert with local and state officials, with the infrastructure, the economy and with the job base,” Reich told the Wisconsin State Journal. “We are looking to do something that’s going to attract jobs.”

Related reading:
Post Holdings will close Modesto, CA, plant by September 2014.  (Food Navigator, 4/13/2013)
Reich Brothers and Tauber-Arons, Inc. to Host Auction of Post Foods Equipment and Real Estate in Modesto, California.  (Cision, 5/2/2017)

Other Oscar Mayer posts:
Scott Walker plans to do everything, be proactive AFTER Kraft Heinz announces closing of Oscar Mayer plant.  (11/9/2015)
About that Pocatello Idaho plant that Heinz closed in 2013.  (11/8/2015)
Scott Walker, WEDC, and Oscar Mayer: Unanswered question #4.  (11/6/2015)
Scott Walker, WEDC, and Oscar Mayer: Unanswered question #3.  (11/6/2015)
Scott Walker, WEDC, and Oscar Mayer: Unanswered question #2.  (11/6/2015)
Scott Walker, WEDC, and Oscar Mayer: Unanswered question #1.  (11/6/2015)
The ripple effects of Oscar Mayer's Madison plant closing.  (11/5/2015)
Apparently, this is the closest we've had to a response from the Governor's office about the Oscar Mayer plant closing in Madison.  (11/5/2015)
Governor Scott Walker's statement on closing of Oscar Mayer plant. (11/4/2015)

Racine County, Mount Pleasant, to Foxconn: No need to reach for your wallet



Reported in Racine County, Mount Pleasant sign 'memorandum of understanding' with Foxconn.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/10/2017)

Other Foxconn posts:
Incoming Quality Control Specialist at Foxconn requires high school diploma or equivalency.  (10/9/20170
In the bonus round, Tammy finds herself in a big yellow taxi mood.  (10/9/2017)
Mount Pleasant Village President welcomes average debt of $3,917.55 per person with open arms.  (10/8/2017)
Dear Politifact, Hairsplitting aside, America has a gun violence epidemic.  (10/5/2017)
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, October 10, 2017

The failing Donald Trump's America: Morgan County, Ohio


Trump's popularity is slipping in rural America: poll.  (Reuters, 10/9/2017)
The 70-year-old retired banker said he is unhappy with infighting and turnover in the White House. He does not like Trump’s penchant for traveling to his personal golf resorts. He wishes the president would do more to fix the healthcare system, and he worries that Trump might back down from his promise to force illegal immigrants out of the country. 
“Every president makes mistakes,” Wilson said. “But if you add one on top of one, on top of another one, on top of another, there’s just a limit.” 
Trump, who inspired  snookered millions of supporters last year in places like Morgan County, has been losing his grip on rural America.

Population peaked in 1850.

Source: Wikipedia 



Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Perry County, Kentucky.  (10/10/2017)
Sumner County, Kansas.  (10/1/2017)
Hendricks County, Indiana.  (10/1/2017)
Kootenai County, Idaho.  (9/25/2017)
Union County, Iowa.  (9/10/2017)
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)
Marion 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)

Trump's America: Most likely Scott Pruitt missed irony of announcing repeal of carbon emissions rule in Hazard KY


EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power plant rule Tuesday: ‘The war against coal is over’.   Washington Post, 10/9/2017)
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.” 
Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Pruitt said his agency will publish the new proposed rule Tuesday.

Source: Wikipedia 



Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Sumner County, Kansas.  (10/1/2017)
Hendricks County, Indiana.  (10/1/2017)
Kootenai County, Idaho.  (9/25/2017)
Union County, Iowa.  (9/10/2017)
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)
Marion 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)

UPDATE. Scott Walker's hands-off approach to state's billion-dollar corrections program leads to scandal






10/10/2017 update, "And, by extension, make Scott Walker look bad", starts here.


Reported in Internal affairs: Gov. Scott Walker's team shut unit down for exposing Lincoln Hills problems.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/10/2017)


5/28/2017 update, "Looks like Scott Walker got himself a bigger rug", starts here.


Reported in Scott Walker continues to sweep the Lincoln Hills mess under the rug.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/26/2017)

Original 5/3/2017 post, "Scott Walker continues to sweep the Lincoln Hills mess under the rug", starts here.


Reported in Report depicts nightmarish Lincoln Hills psychology intern program.  (Appleton Post-Crescent, 5/2/2017)

Related posts:
Point/counterpoint: Open records and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  (8/8/2016)
State workers watching porn gets Scott Walker all het up but mistreating juvenile inmates -- not so much.  (7/6/2016) 
Wendy Peterson schedules a Lincoln Hills double bill.  (4/7/2016)
Wendy Peterson shares her favorite Hollywood movie prison scenes.  (4/7/2016)
Former Wisconsin DOC Secretary tries to take advantage of Walker administration disdain for open records law.  (3/26/2016)
 Dear Ed Wall, Taking the job is just the first step.  (3/20/2016)
Has the State of Wisconsin got a deal for Ed Wall!!  (3/1/2016)
The Lincoln Hills Scandal slide show timeline: Scott Walker's bottom line is to cover his butt.  (2/28/2016)
LINCOLN HILLS SCANDAL UPDATE: Scott Walker and the broken chain of command (with Jessie Rodriguez exception).  (2/27/2015) 
Hands-off manager Scott Walker must still be licking his Presidential campaign wounds.  (1/14/2016)
Because Scott Walker believes he's hired the best employees to work for the citizens of our state.  (1/9/2016)
Selective Republican logic inoperative when applied to Wisconsin juvenile corrections program.  (12/24/2015)
The dysfunction of Scott Walker's executive branch of government in 1 defensive quote.  (12/20/2015)
Scott Walker and Lincoln Hills School for Boys: Too busy thinking about his (presidential) baby.  (12/19/2015)
Still in the news: Lincoln Hills School for Boys.  (12/13/2015)
Scott Walker shows us how to deflect (Taking no responsibility, chapter 2).  (12/12/2015) 
As usual, Scott Walker takes no responsibility.  (12/11/2015)
In the news: Lincoln Hills School for Boys, Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  (12/11/2015)

If elected to U.S. Senate, carpetbagger Erik Prince will have a short commute to work, long trip to visit constituents



Source:  Google

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Over the weekend, Mr. Prince traveled to Wyoming with his family to explore ways to establish residency there, said one person who had spoken to him.

What's important? For the good of all of Wisconsin #eightisenough

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Monday, October 9, 2017

From the Madison Public Library clippings files: Typewriter art

February 1963
Photo by Retiring Guy

Related link:
Rediscovering the Lost Art of the Typewriter.  (Design Observer, 5/28/2014)
People used to create art on typewriters and that activity has also made a comeback. This month sees the publication of Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology* (Laurence King), the first detailed survey since Alan Riddell’s in 1975 to investigate the subject’s history and present-day practice.
*This and similar books available at UW-Madison libraries

Other clippings files posts:
"Houses on stilts".  (10/9/2017)
City's first skywalk opens in 1966.  (10/9/2017)
Proudfit and Regent streets widening.  (9/30/2017)
Northport connector.  (9/30/2017)
Regent Street extension beyond Rosa Road, another bad idea left on the drawing board.  (5/27/2017) 
Drake Street extension, a bad idea left on the drawing board.  (5/26/2017)

From the Madison Public Library clippings files: "Houses on stilts"

March 20, 1964

Three current views of the "houses on stilts", i.e., the Parkview Apartments.



Photos by Retiring Guy



Other clippings files posts:
City's first skywalk opens in 1966.  (10/9/2017)
Proudfit and Regent streets widening.  (9/30/2017)
Northport connector.  (9/30/2017)
Regent Street extension beyond Rosa Road, another bad idea left on the drawing board.  (5/27/2017) 
Drake Street extension, a bad idea left on the drawing board.  (5/26/2017)