Saturday, October 21, 2017

Trump's America and white folks foolishness: Scott County, Indiana, where they vote against their own best interests


Where Trump's America First policy is not in the best interests of Scott County residents.  


Source: Wikipedia 




Source: CNN

Other Scott County posts:
Welcome to Scott County Indiana, where the prescription opiate Opana is the drug of choice.  (5/6/2015)

Other Trump's America posts:
Posey County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Hancock County, Kentucky.  (10/21/2017)
Price County, Wisconsin.  (10/21/2017)
Clinton County, Iowa.   (10/15/2017)
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
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 and white folks foolishness: Posey County, Indiana, where they vote against their own best interests



Source: Wikipedia 




Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Posey County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Hancock County, Kentucky.  (10/21/2017)
Price County, Wisconsin.  (10/21/2017)
Clinton County, Iowa.   (10/15/2017)
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
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 and white folks foolishness: Hancock County, Kentucky, where they vote against their own best interests



Source: Wikipedia 


Source: CNN

Related reading:
On Trade, a Politically Feisty Trump Risks Economic Damage.  (The New York Times, 4/30/2017)
But as economic policy, the feisty words — quickly downgraded to a pledge to “renegotiate” terms of trade with Mexico and Canada — potentially imperil significant swaths of the American economy.

Other Trump's America posts:
Price County, Wisconsin.  (10/21/2017)
Clinton County, Iowa.   (10/15/2017)
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
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)

The crazy world of John F. Kelly



Reported in It didn't just start now:  John Kelly has always been a hard-right bully.  (The Intercept, 10/21/2017)

Related post:
Beyond reproach: GOP hypocrisy in action: "No one is above the law".  (10/21/2017)
Fake news, John F. Kelly, and the synonyms and words related to the verb misrepresent.  (10/21/2017)

Beyond reproach: GOP hypocrisy in action: "No one is above the law"


Except when, of course, it's Sarah Huckabee Sanders defending John F. Kelly.

Photo credit:  Wikipedia

Reported in White House Warns Reporters to Not Challenge John Kelly's Falsehood Because He's a '4-Star Marine General' .  (The New Civil Rights Movement, 10/20/2017)

Related post:
Fake news, John F. Kelly, and the synonyms and words related to the verb misrepresent.  (10/20/2017)


Original 3/4/2017 post, "GOP  hypocrisy in action:  'No one is above the law'", starts here.

Except, of course, when it's me.

As subscribed to by......

Jeff Sessions.....


Sessions on perjury:  "No one is above the law".  (Washington Post, 3@2017)

...and Mike Pence.

[emphasis added]

Related posts:
1......2......3......still waiting for GOP outrage over Pence's use of personal email for state business.  (3/3/2017)
Wisconsin GOP: What they say and what they do are 2 different things.  (2/9/2017)
UPDATE. Widening his lead: Back when Mitch McConnell was a little boy.  (1/10/2017)
Orrin Hatch, in so many words: Dear NYT op-ed page readers, I won't do my job.  (3/28/2016)

Population loss in a Wisconsin corner of Trump's America




Rural, Northern Wisconsin Projected to Lose Large Numbers of Children in Coming Years.  (Wisconsin Budget Project, 10/19/2017)

Pepin County's population of children 0-19 is projected to decline by 25%, or 400, between 2015 and 2040.

Related reading:
The Path Towards Peak Population In Rural WisconsinBirths, Deaths, Migration And The Economies Of Price, Buffalo And Manitowoc Counties.  (WisContext, 9/21/2016)

Buffalo County is located between three growing areas of the state — the La Crosse area, the Eau Claire area, and the Twin Cities exurban growth centered in St. Croix County. But rather than driving up the population in Buffalo County, being at the center of that triangle seems to be drawing people away. 


Original 6/19/2017 post, "Trump's America. The Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2", starts here.


Reported in Farm family leaves for Mexico amid questions over immigration crackdown.  (Madison.com, 6/18/2017)
“Miguel has been our right hand,” Knoepke said. “He treated (the farm) like he owned it. We’re really saddened, scared. I don’t know. It’s sad.” 
In Wisconsin, farmers like Knoepke depend heavily on workers like Hernandez. Seeing him and the other workers leave worried this first-generation farmer with 650 cows.

Source:  Wikipedia




Source:  CNN




Part 1 starts here.

Photo credit  Harvest Public Media

Dairy farms fear Trump’s immigration policies.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/6/2017)

Source:  Wikipedia



Source:  CNN

Related reading:
Wisconsin dairy farms are growing — along with their immigrant work forces.  (Wisconsin Watchdog, 5/26/2010)

Other Trump's America posts:
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)

UPDATE: White Castle cuts cost with automatic napkin dispenser





White Castle test: Sometimes small things make a big difference.  (QSRweb, 10/18/2017)
Few restaurant executives spend significant chunks of time pondering napkin dispensers. But even fewer would pass up a chance to conserve more than half the costs of any given restaurant supply. That's the savings White Castle realized in tests of a new system for dispensing that customer-mandated freebie, napkins.

Original 10/8/2017 post, "White Castle automatic napkin dispenser", starts here.



On my first visit to a White Castle restaurant in 47 years -- since a summer spent in Minneapolis -- I was intrigued by this automatic napkin dispenser.  Yup, easily amused.  

It's likely to be another 47 years before I visit again.  Next time the opportunity arises, I'll ask my brother-in-law Bill, "Isn't there some place else we could eat?"  The response will probably hurt his feelings, as he's a huge lifetime fan of the chain.

This 2nd visit took place in Carol Stream, Illinois.

Fake news, John F. Kelly, and the synonyms and words related to the verb misrepresent


Merriam-Webster (highlight and arrow added)

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race.  (The New York Times, 10/20/2017)
Video of a 2015 speech delivered by Representative Frederica S. Wilson revealed Friday that John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, misrepresented her remarks when he accused her of bragging about securing $20 million for a South Florida F.B.I. building and twisting President Barack Obama’s arm.

Here's the video of Rep. Wilson acknowledging her congressional colleagues, then House Speaker John Boehner, then the House speaker; Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Carlos Curbelo, and Sen. Marco Rubio.


Deanne Janyce Reiff Rodriguez (1945-2017) Warren Area High School class of 1963



1963 Dragon yearbook

Also in the frame.  Carol Piccirillo, older sister of Joan, who is included among my closest group of friends in high school, and with whom I remain in touch 50 years later.  Like her sister, Joan also "has a gift of gab."


1967 Warren City Directory
  • Reiff Richd J (DeLeo J) whol gro 107 Park av h do
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Reiff Richd J & DeLeo J; emp U S Govt h107 Park Av
  • Reiff Richd J Jr genl mgr Segal & Son rYoungsville PA

Deanne made her debut on the popular baby names chart in 1937, the year after Deanna Durbin made her Hollywood movie debut at age 14.  Deanna had first appeared on the chart in 1936 at #770 and rocketed to #139 the following year.  Deanne peaked at #377 in 1968, a year before Deanna peaked at #88.  Deanne fell off the chart after 1983, Deanna after 2013.






Other class of 1963 graduates:
Dean Shattuck. (5/1/2017)
John Hamilton.  (1/11/2017)
Patricia Anderson Bidwell.  (2/21/2016)
John Kiser. 12/1/2014)
Vincent Faga.  (1/4/2014)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Just out report: Trump erroneously links UK crime rise with spread of Islamic terror


This is how fake news gets started.

The Guardian, 10/20/2017
The UK Office for National Statistics (ONS), in its quarterly update on crime statistics on Thursday, reported a 13% increase in all police-recorded offences across England and Wales. 
The ONS said police had recorded 5.2m offences in the year to June, including gun crime, knife crime, robberies, sexual offences, stalking and harassment, burglary and car crime.

Somebody must have just told our failing president that Islamic terrorists claimed responsibility for all of these offences.

Another reason for Trump to be insanely jealous of Obama



Less than half of NH Republican voters back Trump re-election: poll.  (The Hill, 10/19/2017)A majority of those polled, 77 percent, said they were happy with their pick in the 2016 election, while 5 percent of those who backed Trump said they regret their choice. Only 1 percent of voters who supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said they regret casting a ballot for her.

Paul Ryan-aligned super PAC is out to save the day for Leonard Lance (R-New Jersey)


Republicans have held the New Jersey 7th congressional district since at least 2000.  Leonard Lance was first elected in 2008 and has won his 5 election by an average margin of 15.5 percentage points

Source:  Ballotpedia

Exclusive: Ryan-aligned group to unleash volunteer army Saturday in early election push.  (USA Today, 10/6/2017)
Republicans are afraid, very afraidThe Congressional Leadership Fund’s “day of action” in 17 House districts comes more than a year before the 2018 midterm elections. The effort, part of the super PAC’s plan to spend $100 million to influence House races, underscores the high stakes of upcoming House battles and marks an early push by Ryan’s allies to ensure that individual House races do not become a referendum on President Trump and his performance.
Sourcegovtrack

Related posts:
Tom MacArthur, New Jersey 3rd.  (10/19/2017)
Don Bacon, Nebraska 2nd.  (10/18/2017)
Erik Paulsen, Minnesota 3rd.  (10/17/2017)
Kevin Yoder, Kansas 3rd.  (10/16/2017)
Mike Bost, Illinois 12th. (10/15/2017)
Carlos Curbelo, Florida 26th.  (10/14/2017)
Brian Mast, Florida 18th.  (10/13/2017)
Ed Royce, California 29th.  (10/12/2017)
Steve Knight, California 25th.  (10/11/2017)
David Valadao, California 21st.   (10/10/2017)
Jeff Denham, California 10th.  (10/9/2017)
Martha McSally, Arizona 2nd.  (10/8/2017)

Headline news: For heartless Iowa GOP, it's all about the money savings


A direct line from this.....

....to this....


...to this.

It's a result of what advocates for those with disabilities say are frequent decisions to cut Iowans' services following the state's move last year to transfer management of its Medicaid program to for-profit companies.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Who needs Russia when you have Big Soda



Reported in How to Win Against Big Soda.  (The New York Times, 10/15/2017)




Jeff Flake has little good to say about Donald Trump's character, demeanor, and truthfulness



Reported in Jeff Flake’s Lesson for Republicans: Cross Trump at Your Own Risk.  (The New York Times, 10/15/2017)

Sen. Jeff Flake

Four years later, Scott Walker still has copies of his poor-selling campaign biography to give away




Original 3/24/2014 post, "Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" Zigzags Its Way to 16,000+ Hardcover Sales", starts here.

Daniel Bice: Gov. Scott Walker got rich advance for book, but poor sales.   (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/22/2014)


In other words, the book is selling at an average pace of 13 copies per day.

Amazon Sales Ranking and Author Rank.  Calculate How Many Books Amazon Sells from Ranks.

A ranking of 10,000 means the book is selling about 1 copy a day.

Other Unintimidated posts:
Scott Walker's "Unintimidated": It was 3 increasingly bouncy months ago today.  (2/18/2014)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to fall off a cliff.  (1/4/2014)
Some reviewers fawning all over themselves.  (12/31/2013)
What's your favorite version of "Going Down" on this snowy Wisconsin New Year's Eve? (12/31/2013)
Christmas was not kind to Scott Walker on Amazon. (12/26/2013)
Climbing into 2014 conversation.  (12/24/2013)
Some Republicans ordering last-minute gifts via Amazon (Drones not ready yet).  (12/24/2013)
Scott Walker's "Unintimidated": 4 weeks of tepid rankings and opposing viewpoints on Amazon.  (12/172013) It's been a roller-coaster sales ride since Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" peaked on its 3rd day of publication.  (12/10/2013) 
Dear V S, Thanks for your fake review of Scott Walker's "Unintimidated".  (12/6/2013)
Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" book review parties seem to be over.  (12/6/2013)
"Unintimidated" book reviewers running out of steam?  (12/5/2013)
A variation on a theme: Like little Mighty Mice coming to their hero's rescue.  (12/4/2013)
In one day: Fans of Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to post 115 five-star reviews on Amazon.  (12/3/2013)
Scott Walker's Fans Accuse "Union Thugs" of Writing Fake Reviews of "Unintimidated", Then Do Likewise.  (12/2/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" by roller coaster ride on Amazon.  (11/28/2013)
Scott Walker "Unintimidated" to peak early on Amazon during first week of book's publication.  (11/26)
On day 6, Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" reverses course, but the bad reviews keep rolling in.  (11/24/2013)
Day 5: Scott Walker's "Unintimidated" experiences that overnight sinking feeling. (11/24/2013) 
Day 4: Scott Walker Unintimidated As his book slowly slip slides away.  (11/23/2013)
On day 3, Scott Walker Unintimidated to tread water.  (11/22/2013)
On day 2, "Unintimidated" Shows Sales Momentum, but Reviews Still Split.  (11/21/2013)
Day one:  Amazon's best-selling books "Unintimidated" by Scott Walker.  (11/19/2013)
Once again, Scott Walker is unintimidated by the facts.  (11/2/2013)
Unintimidated by the facts.  (10/28/2013)