Saturday, November 25, 2017

Sad: 76-year-old man leads 71-year-old man in 2020 presidential poll


Morning Consult, 11/22/2017

UPDATE. Montfort Public Library 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance






Library hours of operation:
  • Monday, Tuesday:   Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon
27 hours per week.  (Compared to 25 hours per week in 2009.)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (11/23/2017)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (11/23/2017)
Readstown Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Argyle Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Neshkoro Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Wabeno Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Fairchild Public Library.  (11/25/2017)

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

UPDATE. Fairchild Public Library 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance







Library hours of operation:
  • Monday-Thursday:  1 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday:  10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
22.5 hours per week.  (Compared to 16.3 hours per week,in 2009, 24 hours in 2015)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (11/23/2017)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (11/23/2017)
Readstown Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Argyle Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Neshkoro Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Wabeno Public Library.  (11/25/2017)

Related websites:
Small and Rural Library Resources (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
Small Public Libraries in Wisconsin.  (Winnefox Library System; PowerPoint slides)
Wisconsin Small Libraries (Wisconsin Library Association)


Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

UPDATE. Wabeno Public Library: 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance





Library hours of operation (no change since last year)
  • Tuesday, Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday noon to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to noon
27 hours per week.  (Compared to 26.7 hours per week on average in 2009.)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (11/23/2017)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (11/23/2017)
Readstown Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Argyle Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Neshkoro Public Library.  (11/25/2017)

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

Milwaukee 53206 and North Shore 53217: So close yet so far apart



Poverty drives epidemic of childhood trauma, panelists say.  (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, 11/20/2017)
According to City of Milwaukee Health Department Commissioner Bevan Baker, who shared the numbers at a recent panel on poverty at Marquette University, the disparity underscores the responsibility to address it. “My heart just weeps,” he said. “And, it makes me wonder about the capacity of human beings to allow this to happen, to go home at night and sleep, peacefully, knowing that this exists.” The two ZIP codes, only about a mile apart at their closest point, are stark in their differences


Paul Ryan, obedient lapdop to the rich and powerful, tries to sell middle class a bill of goods



Quoted in Will a Corporate Tax Cut Lift Worker Pay? A Union Wants It in Writing.  (The New York Times, 11/23/2017)

Ryan's speech was delivered at an event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, an organization that promotes conservative public policies based on the following principles:
  • free enterprise
  • limited government 
  • individual freedom
  • traditional American values
  • strong national defense

Apparently, in Heritage Foundation World, shitting on those less fortunate than you is greatly encouraged.

Related posts:
The lapdog chronicles: House Speaker Paul Ryan content to eschew leadership, prop up Trump on Obamacare.  (10/17/2017)
The lapdog chronicles: House Speaker Paul Ryan content to eschew leadership, remain Trump's pet.  (10/17/2017)
UPDATE.  Paul Ryan, cocooned.  (8/3/2017)
But we all know that potus45 lapdop trumps Russia hawk.  (7/13/2017)
UPDATE.  Paul Ryan sings another verse of the same old song.  (7/8/2017)

Sweet and sassy Leah Vukmir boards the Trump train too late



Quoted in Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test.  (News Item, 11/23/2017)

Vukmir initially supported Scott Walker for the GOP 2016 presidential nomination.  After his campaign flamed out, she endorsed "Little" Marco Rubio and also announced that she was serving as his presidential campaign chairwoman in Wisconsin.

Other Leah posts:
Leah Vukmir gets sassy in new Wisconsin State Senate glamour photo.  (10/23/2017)
UPDATE. Sorry, Leah, you'll be fundraising from now until at least August 2018.  (10/18/2017)
GOP legislator dubious about Scott Walker budget proposal to cut Elections Commission staff.  (3/29/2017)
Dear Mark, You need one of these. Best, Retiring Guy.  (5/19/2016)
Giddy over voter ID, Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield) is also a big fan of redistricting.  (5/17/2016)
Meet Wisconsin's version of the Freedom Caucus crazies.  (3/17/2016)
While Wisconsin residents demand safe drinking water, Sen. Vukmir and Rep. Kooyenga propose Iran business sanctions.  (11/16/2015)
State Senator Leah Vukmir picks Scott Walker's former running mate as her choice for President.  (10/24/2015)
ALEC tools Leah Vukmir and Alberta Darling go off the deep end.  (9/22/2014)
Reality sandwiched between two slices of Leah Vukmir white bread.  (9/15/2014)
Let's connect the dots from Leah Vukmir to the American Legislative Exchange Council.  (7/21/2014)
Leah Vukmir's rally line falls flat.  (3/7/2014)
What planet was Leah on yesterday?  (3/7/2014)

UPDATE. Neshkoro Public Library: 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance







Library hours of operation:
  • Monday. Wednesday:  12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday:  12 noon to 5:30 p.m.
21 hours per week (same as last year)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (11/23/2017)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (11/23/2017)
Readstown Public Library.  (11/25/2017)
Argyle Public Library.  (11/25/2017)

Related websites:

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

UPDATE. Argyle Public Library 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance



Library hours of operation:
  • Monday, Tuesday. Wedmesday:  2 to 8 p.m. 
  • Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to noon
24 hours per week.  (Compared to 20 hours in 2009 and 21 hours in 2016.)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (11/23/2017)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (11/23/2017)
Readstown Public Library.  (11/25/2017)

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

UPDATE. Readstown Public Library: 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance






A member of the Winding Rivers Library System

Library hours of operation (no change)
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday :  2 to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday:  9 a.m. to 12 noon 
27 hours per week.  (Compared to 25 hours per week, on average, in 2009.)


Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (11/23/2017)
Lone Rock Community Library.  (11/23/2017)

Related websites:
Small and Rural Library Resources (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
Wisconsin Small Libraries (Wisconsin Library Association)

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

Scott Walker: dealmaker, optimist



Got questions about the Wisconsin Foxconn deal? We have (some of) the answers.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/24/2017)

Q: What guarantees do state taxpayers have right now? A: To receive the state payments, Foxconn would essentially have to hire a sharply escalating number of workers, starting with at least 260 next year and rising to at least 5,200 in 2022 and at least 10,400 by 2027.

Other Foxconn posts:

Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)

The latest in biking accessories: Protect your lungs with a WAIR pollution-fighting scarf, but please don't muss your hair wearing a helmet




Anti-pollution accessories: an upcoming urban trend?  (Yahoo, 11/24/2017)
French designer, Caroline Van Renterghem, launched a similar innovative solution in 2016. Her pollution fighting scarf, called Wair, also uses three filtering layers and comes in two different versions. An activated carbon layer absorbs odors and gasses, while a second layer stops and kills bacteria in the air. The third layer filters larger particles (dust, etc.), as well as fine particles to 0.1μm (=PM0.1μm), and pollen. The scarf can also be used in conjunction with an app, called Sup'Airman, to map air pollution in real time.

Congressmen gone wild: Joe Barton, overexposed.


Likes to go deep and hard.


Quoted in Congressman on tape tells woman he would report her to Capitol Police because she could expose his secret sex life.  (Washington Post, 11/22/2017)

Oh, yeah, he's a big hypocrite.



Other Barton posts.
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination.  (5/8/2017)
Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus.  (3/30/2017)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Day Proclamations: 2001. 2009, 2017






A Mar-a-Lago Thanksgiving:  It's all gravy.  (The New York Times, 11/23/2017)
For his first Thanksgiving in office, President Trump returned to the comforts of his civilian lifestyle: the luxury of his Palm Beach properties, complete with early-morning Twitter commentary and a list of all the ways he — and, as a result, the country — is winning.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

UPDATE. Lone Rock Community Library: 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance







Library hours of operation:
  • Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:45 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
33 hours per week, on average.  (Compared to 32 hours per week in 2009.)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)
John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont.  (11/23/2017)


12/13/2016 update starts here.


 2009-2015 comparisons
  • 4.3% drop in circulation
  • 17.5% increase in program attendance

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

UPDATE. John Turgeson Public Library, Belmont: 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance






A member of the Southwest Wisconsin Library System
Photo credit:  Google

Library hours of operation:  (same as last year)
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  1 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to noon
20 hours per week.  (Compared to 20 hours per week, on average, in 2009.)

Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)
Taylor Memorial Library.  (11/23/2016)



12/14/2016 update starts here.



2009-2015 comparisons
  • 49% drop in circulation
  • 40% drop in program attendance

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

UPDATE. Taylor Memorial Library 2009-2016 annual circulation and program attendance






Library hours of operation: (no change since last year)
  • Tuesday, Thursday:   2 to 7 p.m.
  • Friday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
18 hours per week.  (Compared to 18 hours per week in 2009.)


Other posts in the series:
Winchester Public Library.  (11/23/2016)


12/12/2016 update starts here.




2009-2015 comparisons
  • -6.8% drop in circulation
  • -43.4% drop in program attendance

Intro to original series:
Admittedly, Retiring Guy spends more time highlighting the statistics of Wisconsin's larger public libraries, which is one of the reasons that I initiated this alphabetical series and decided to temporarily suspend this top-down look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.

This series features a bottoms-up look at 2009-2014 annual circulation and program attendance.