Saturday, March 31, 2018

7 of 29 seats contested on Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors


Decision 2018: Eau Claire County Board candidates pitch ideas on rural road funding.  (Eau Claire Leader Telegram, 3/22/2018)


(*vacant seats:  Clark, 1; Outagamie, 2; Rock, 1)

Women comprise 50.3% of Wisconsin's population compared to 20.3% of this running tally of county board members.

Related board of supervisors 2018 spring election posts:
Bayfield County.  3 of 13 seats contested.  (2/6/2018)
Brown County.  8 of 28 seats.  (2/9/2018)
Buffalo County.  2 of 14 seats.  (1/14/2018)
Burnett County.  1 of 21.  (3/24/2018)
Calumet County.  1 of 21 seats.  (3/20/2018)
Chippewa County.  11 of 15 seats.  (3/25/2018)
Clark County.  1 of 29 seats.  (2/12/2018)
Columbia County. 4 of 28.  (3/27/2018)
Crawford County.  0 of 17 seats.  (3/31/2018)
Dane County.  5 of 37 seats.  3/24/2018)
Dodge County.  1 of 33 seats.  (1/16/2018)
Douglas County:  2 of 21 seats.  (1/7/2018)
Dunn County.  2 of 29 seats.  (3/27/2018)
Jefferson County.  4 of 30 seats.  (1/16/2018)
Kenosha County:  8 of 23 seats.  (1/11/2018)
La Crosse County.  5 of 29 seats.  (1/19/2018)
Marathon County.  11 of 38.  (3/28/2018)
Marquette County.  2 of 17 seats.  (1/14/2018)
Oneida County:  5 of 21.  (1/12/2018)
Outagamie County.  9 of 36 seats.  (1/17/2018)
Ozaukee County.  6 of 26 seats.  (1/17/2018)
Rock County.  5 of 29.  (1/16/2018)
Sauk County.  1 of 21.  (3/23/2018)
Sawyer County.  1 of 15.  (1/14/2018)
Waukesha County.  4 of 25.  (1/14/2018)
Winnebago County.  2 of 36.  (1/16/2018)
Wood County:  8 of 19 seats.  (1/12/2018)

Contested seat tally:  119 of 698 = 17.0%

0 of 17 seats contested on Crawford County Board of Supervisors



(*vacant seats:  Clark, 1; Outagamie, 2; Rock, 1)

Women comprise 50.3% of Wisconsin's population compared to 20.3% of this running tally of county board members.

Related board of supervisors 2018 spring election posts:
Bayfield County.  3 of 13 seats contested.  (2/6/2018)
Brown County.  8 of 28 seats.  (2/9/2018)
Buffalo County.  2 of 14 seats.  (1/14/2018)
Burnett County.  1 of 21.  (3/24/2018)
Calumet County.  1 of 21 seats.  (3/20/2018)
Chippewa County.  11 of 15 seats.  (3/25/2018)
Clark County.  1 of 29 seats.  (2/12/2018)
Columbia County. 4 of 28.  (3/27/2018)
Dane County.  5 of 37 seats.  3/24/2018)
Dodge County.  1 of 33 seats.  (1/16/2018)
Douglas County:  2 of 21 seats.  (1/7/2018)
Dunn County.  2 of 29 seats.  (3/27/2018)
Jefferson County.  4 of 30 seats.  (1/16/2018)
Kenosha County:  8 of 23 seats.  (1/11/2018)
La Crosse County.  5 of 29 seats.  (1/19/2018)
Marathon County.  11 of 38.  (3/28/2018)
Marquette County.  2 of 17 seats.  (1/14/2018)
Oneida County:  5 of 21.  (1/12/2018)
Outagamie County.  9 of 36 seats.  (1/17/2018)
Ozaukee County.  6 of 26 seats.  (1/17/2018)
Rock County.  5 of 29.  (1/16/2018)
Sauk County.  1 of 21.  (3/23/2018)
Sawyer County.  1 of 15.  (1/14/2018)
Waukesha County.  4 of 25.  (1/14/2018)
Winnebago County.  2 of 36.  (1/16/2018)
Wood County:  8 of 19 seats.  (1/12/2018)

Contested seat tally:  112 of 669 = 16.7%

Friday, March 30, 2018

This week in the cereal aisle: Chocolate Frosted Flakes


Photo by Retiring Guy

REVIEW: Kellogg’s Chocolate Frosted Flakes.  (The Impulsive Buy, 1/23/2018)
While not as good as Cocoa Pebbles, I have to say Kellogg’s Chocolate Frosted Flakes is as good as or better than Cocoa Puffs. It’s also way better than the previous incarnation of chocolate-flavored Frosted Flakes, which had a weak cocoa punch.



Or....you could just skip breakfast and watch this campy dreg from 1965





Other weeks in the cereal aisle posts:
2018
It's just peachy, part 2 (with probiotics).  (3/26/2018)
It's just peachy (Cheerios).  (3/25/2018)
Snap, Crackle and Pop shrug off competition from Fancy Friends Cereal Treats.  (2/23/2018)
Lucky Charms wants you to have a daily dose of yellow 5 and blue 1.  (3/9/2018)
The takeover of Mom.  (3/1/2018)
Hoopla over rainbow marshmallows added to Lucky Charms.  (2/22/2018)
Kellogg's Donut Shop in your choice of flavors.  (2/14/2018)
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the shredded wheat go down.  (2/6/2018)
General Mills offers yet another flavor of Cheerios -- chocolate and peanut butter.  (1/30/2018)
I suspect this special edition Cocoa Puffs isn't exactly flying off the shelves.  (1/16/2018)
What's really going on with this General Mills blend.  (1/10/2018)
Giant size bargains to kick off the new year.  (1/3/2018)

2017
Satisfy your craving for chocolate.  (12/22/2017)
Pumpkin Spice runs amok.  (11/7/2017)
Danger lurks.  (11/2/2017)
Dan G. wets himself over Special K Blueberry with Lemon Clusters.  (9/20/2017)
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)

2016
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)

Stout-hearted man Mike Pence channels Ethel Merman in Minneapolis appearance




And bolder and bolder.  He said the story of the past two years, from the campaign to the Trump presidency so far could be summarized thus: “Promises made, promises kept.” 
He showered praise on the three Republican members of Congress from Minnesota, Tom Emmer, Jason Lewis and especially Erik Paulsen, whom he described as “standing shoulder to shoulder with President Trump to make good on all his promises.”



UPDATE: The Little Free Library of the Lost Gable


On Elmwood Avenue near Middleton Street.

Photos by Retiring Guy



Original 7/21/2014 post, "What's in Your Little Free Library (Unchartered #1)", starts here.



Browsing from left to right (mostly paperbacks)
Die Laughung by Carola Dunn
The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein by Minda Webber
Qui j'ose aimed by Herve Bazin
The Hundred Yard Lie: the corruption of college football and what we can do about it by Rick Telander
Russia under the Czars.  (Middleton High School discard)
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Garden Smarts by Shelley Goldbloom
Garbo, a portrait by Alexander Walker
King Tut: Secrets Revealed
El Filosofo Y El Lobo by Mark Rowland
Bella Tuscany by Frances Meyer
The Third Horror by R. L. Stine
The Babysitters' Club Super Special #9 by Ann Martin
Silent Night 2 by R. L. Stine
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
No Time for Tears by Cynthia Freeman
Rise of a Merchant Prince by Raymond E. Feist
The Cataluna Chronicles: The Deadly Fire by R. L. Stine
Halloween Night II by R. L. Stine
Hoops: Backboard Battle by Kirk Marshall
Francine Pascal's.Sweet Valley High 56: Lost at Sea
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Hadden

Location 


Other Little Free Library posts:
Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the door, and see all the books.  (2/24/2018)
Slim Pickins in this Little Free Library.  (12/23/2017)
UPDATE: St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church will say a little prayer for you (Dionne vs. Aretha).  (11/15/2017)
Across the street from Weston Place.  (4/1/2017)
Seen yesterday while doing a lit drop for Hans Hilbert, candidate for Middleton mayor redux.  (3/29/2017)
Seen yesterday while doing a lit drop for Hans Hilbert, candidate for Middleton mayor.  (3/28/2017)
Nearly empty Little Free Library has since been replenished and includes 2 Bart Starr biographies.  (10/15/2016)
This colorful Little Free Library features James Clavell's chunkster novel Noble House.  (9/14/2016)
Little Free Libraries spotted during yesterday's Elroy-Camp Douglas Omaha Trail bike ride.  (8/8/2016)
Little Free Library at end of Woodrow Street in Madison has Scruples Two.  (7/10/2016)
Little Free Plant Stand meets Little Free Library.   (5/21/2016)
UPDATE: This Little Free Library now features 3 Jeffery Deaver titles.  (3/21/2016)
More taking than returning at this Little Free Library location.  (11/2/2015)
Taking Little Free Libraries to the next level.  (10/20/2015)
An attractively designed, little box of discards on Amherst Road.  (10/13/2015)
Kudos to this Little Free Library design on 13th Street in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  (7/27/2015)
The Chamber of Manitowoc County offers a Little Free Library.  (7/27/2015)
One of the most colorful little box of discards set-up I've encountered.  (7/10/2015)
Little box of discards with benches.  (5/6/2015)
Get me rewrite: Little boxes of discards have big appeal.  (5/1/2015)
Middleton little free library cleaned out; Independent bookseller suspected.  (12/19/2014)
Charter #5763.  (8/14/2014)
Charter #8443.  (7/25/2014)
Unchartered #2.  (7/24/2014)
Unchartered #1.  (7/21/2014)
Charter #5719.  (7/19/2014)
Charter #0657.  (7/18/2014)

Around Town: Tiedeman Pond winter fish kill


My wife and I have never seen a sight like this on any of our walks during the time we have lived in Middleton.

Photos by Retiring Guy


The likely culprit.


From the Winter Fish Kills Fact Sheet published by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection:
WINTER FISH KILLS: Are generally caused by a depletion of dissolved oxygen. Winter kills occur most frequently in very shallow, nutrient rich ponds that are subject to abundant growth of aquatic plants and algae. Conditions conducive to winterkill arise when heavy snow cover over ice inhibits sunlight penetration, thereby preventing aquatic plants and algae from producing oxygen via photosynthesis. This process is the sole means of oxygen creation under ice-covered ponds.

Tiedeman is a very shallow, nutrient rich kettle pond. 

Other Around Town posts
Hear that lonesome whistle blow.  (3/22/2018)
Explosion on Elmwood Avenue.  (3/20/2018)
Googling 'Henry Hubbard'.  (3/18/2018) 
A not-so-faded Flo strikes a new pose.  (3/12/2018)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Danger, Will Robinson: Morning Consult stuffs the ballot box with rural voters


Source of U.S. population percentage:  U.S Census Bureau

Republicans Drive Biggest Decline in Voter Optimism Since Trump Took Office.  (Morning Consult, 3/29/2018)


Overall, 42% of poll respondents strongly approve or somewhat approve of the job Trump is doing as president.  Based on this over-representation of rural residents, we're easily looking at a sub-40 approval rating.

Meet Debbie Lesko, GOP candidate for Arizona's 8th congressional district


Photo credit:  Ballotpedia

Sources:  Clinton, Trump


Related posts:
White retirees in Arizona's 8th congressional district provide most of the quotes for New York Times article.  (3/29/2018)
Yes, Bob, Donald Trump is the victim here.  (3/29/2018)

White retirees in Arizona's 8th congressional district provide most of the quotes for New York Times article



In Arizona Race, Conservatives View Stormy Daniels as a ‘Little Hard to Believe’.  (The New York Times, 3/29/2018)

Three members of the Silent Generation find their tongues.


Related post:
Yes, Bob, Donald Trump is the victim here.  (3/29/2018)

Yes, Bob, Donald Trump is the victim here



Reported in In Arizona Race, Conservatives View Stormy Daniels as a ‘Little Hard to Believe’.  (The New York Times, 3/28/2018)

James Cameron (1939-2018) Warren High School class of 1957



1956 Dragon yearbook

James is in the 3rd  row, 2nd from left.

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Cameron James B insp Loranger Plastics r1h116 Biddle
  • Cameron Murray D (Myrtle G) mtcemn Struthers Wells h116 Biddle
1983 Warren City Directory 

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


Murray had some modest success during the first 3 decades of the 20th century, spending most of this period in the 200 range and peaking at #206 in 1922.  He hasn't been seen since 1975.

Other class of '57 grads:
2018
Eugene Schwanke.  (3/8/2018)

2017
JoAnn Plowright Lauffenburger. (6/6/2017)
Jon Erickson.  (5/7/2017)
Gerald Dorrion.  (2/20/2017)

2016
Jay Anthony Hollingshead.  (11/21/2016)
Robert McKelvy.  (8/2/2016)

2015
Charles Still.  (3/21/2015)

"Sounds like the definition of ‘loser’ to me," Retiring Guy adds harshly



Quoted in Nikolas Cruz fans send sexual pics, adoring letters to confessed killer.  (USA Today, 3/29/2018)
A woman from Chicago sent Cruz nine photos, including a photo in a bikini, one of her cleavage and another of her posterior. A Texas woman commented on his "beautiful" eyes and "handsome" freckles.

Question of the day: When are there not rush hours at Mickie’s Dairy Bar?


Photo by Retiring Guy

30 plates that define Madison: The Scrambler at Mickies Dairy Bar.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 9/19/2015)
Why it defines Madison: Mickies has been a Madison institution since 1946. The Thongnuams sustain the cozy, hometown, Mom-and-Pop diner feel of the original establishment that encourages people to “step back in time” and savor a hearty, filling breakfast.
Mickie's Dairy Bar serves up Madison nostalgia by the short stack.  (Capital Times, 1/14/2014)
As new owners, the Thongnuams didn't change much. From the 50s-era menus on the wall (complete with prices in cents, not dollars) to the vintage Wisconsin Badger figures that flank the dining room, the Thongnuams' Mickie's retains the charm and flavor of its history while incorporating newer traditions, like the hot sauce that's available upon request.

Refusing to follow the law, a whining Scott Walker suffers the consequences


Frozen in terror by the blue wave.  Had he called the elections 91 days ago, when he should have done so, they could have taken place next Tuesday.  If necessary, primaries could have been held on Tuesday, February 20.


Sources:

Banana Republicans.  (Isthmus, 3/29/2018)
It’s a familiar story by now. Two legislators, one from the Assembly and one from the Senate, resigned on Dec. 29, 2017, in order to take jobs working in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration. 
What Walker should have done next is made clear by state law: “Any vacancy... occurring before the second Tuesday in May in the year in which a regular election is held to fill that seat shall be filled as promptly as possible by special election.”

What Walker should have done is exactly what he did 6 weeks earlier, when he appointed State Senator Sheila Harsdorf to serve as secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. 

Related posts:
Special elections UPDATE: This is what democracy looks like in Walkerland.  (3/28/2018)
UPDATE. Yesterday's sniveling aside, Scott Walker could have called a special election 67 days ago.  (3/5/2018)

'Billy Jack' and 'One Tin Soldier': In the interest of historical accuracy


iPhone screenshot
(YouTube clip accompanies MJS article)

Delores Taylor, wife and 'Billy Jack' filmmaking partner of Tom Laughlin, dies at 85.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/28/2018)

"Billy Jack" opened in U.S. theaters on May 1, 1971.  It was the 5th highest-grossing movie of the year.

"One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)", by one-hit wonder Coven, debuted at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 18, 1971.  It spent 12 weeks on the chart, peaking at #26, although in my memory it received enough radio airplay to seem like a top 10 hit.  Two reissues in 1973, a new recording and the original, generated little listener interest.

Today's NFL cheerleader history is yesteryear's standard high school line-up


1939 Warren High School Dragon yearbook

Los Angeles Rams' male cheerleaders make NFL history.  (USA Today, 3/28/2018)
For the first time, an NFL team will have men as part of its official spirit squad. 
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, named to the Los Angeles Rams squad this week, will be the first ones to perform the same routine as the female dancers. The Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts have men who perform stunts with female cheerleaders, but don't dance.

The company Scott Walker keeps: Jeff Wagner not known as a fun guy


WTMJ replaces heavyweight Sykes with a couple of radio lightweights.  (On Milwaukee 12/21/2016)
I'm talking, of course, about the departure of Charlie Sykes from the 8:30-noon slot on the station. 
As announced today, he is being replaced by Jeff Wagner, who has bored the daylights out of people in the afternoons for years

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dinah Washington dedicates this song to Donald Trump



Headlines:
  1. Politico
  2. Axios



Dinah Washington's "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 25, 1959.  It spent 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #8.

11 of 38 seats contested on Marathon County Board of Supervisors




(*vacant seats:  Clark, 1; Outagamie, 2; Rock, 1)

Women comprise 50.3% of Wisconsin's population compared to 20.4% of this running tally of county board members.

Related board of supervisors 2018 spring election posts:
Bayfield County.  3 of 13 seats contested.  (2/6/2018)
Brown County.  8 of 28 seats.  (2/9/2018)
Buffalo County.  2 of 14 seats.  (1/14/2018)
Burnett County.  1 of 21.  (3/24/2018)
Calumet County.  1 of 21 seats.  (3/20/2018)
Chippewa County.  11 of 15 seats.  (3/25/2018)
Clark County.  1 of 29 seats.  (2/12/2018)
Columbia County. 4 of 28.  (3/27/2018)
Dane County.  5 of 37 seats.  3/24/2018)
Dodge County.  1 of 33 seats.  (1/16/2018)
Douglas County:  2 of 21 seats.  (1/7/2018)
Dunn County.  2 of 29 seats.  (3/27/2018)
Jefferson County.  4 of 30 seats.  (1/16/2018)
Kenosha County:  8 of 23 seats.  (1/11/2018)
La Crosse County.  5 of 29 seats.  (1/19/2018)
Marquette County.  2 of 17 seats.  (1/14/2018)
Oneida County:  5 of 21.  (1/12/2018)
Outagamie County.  9 of 36 seats.  (1/17/2018)
Ozaukee County.  6 of 26 seats.  (1/17/2018)
Rock County.  5 of 29.  (1/16/2018)
Sauk County.  1 of 21.  (3/23/2018)
Sawyer County.  1 of 15.  (1/14/2018)
Waukesha County.  4 of 25.  (1/14/2018)
Winnebago County.  2 of 36.  (1/16/2018)
Wood County:  8 of 19 seats.  (1/12/2018)

Contested seat tally:  106 of 642 = 16.5%

Joe Arpaio, former Arizona sheriff and longtime nutburger, plans to focus on the important stuff if elected to the U.S. Senate


Photo creditWikipedia

Senate Candidate Joe Arpaio Vows To Keep Pushing Birtherism. (NPR, 3/28/2018)



Special elections UPDATE: This is what democracy looks like in Walkerland



Reported in Judge denies delay to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in calling two special elections. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/27/2018)

This just in!!
Scott Walker appealing Dane County judges' decisions in special elections case.  (Capital Times, 3/28/2018) 

3/27/2018 update, " In a nutshell, Wisconsin GOP is scared shitless of losing 2 more seats in the state legislature", starts here.


GOP bill would supersede judge's order that Gov. Scott Walker schedule special elections.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/26/2018)
Vukmir is in a contentious GOP U.S. Senate primary race to challenged Tammy Baldwin..  In a private meeting last week, state Sen. Leah Vukmir of Brookfield — a GOP primary candidate for U.S. Senate — also criticized the idea, according to people who were there. Aides to Vukmir did not respond to questions Monday, but Vukmir did vote to call senators back into session to take up the elections bill.

I wouldn't put much stock in what the increasingly spineless Luther Olsen says now.  Let's see what happens when these shenanigans come to the floor for a vote.

Voters in the 40th and 41st Assembly districts will be able to express their displeasure on November 6th.

Blue Book photo by Retiring Guy

Kevin  Peterson
Joan Ballweg


Original 3/23/2018 post, "Christmas arrives early for Wisconsin Democrats", starts here.

WIGOP's skewed priority:  Stifling our right to vote.


Roy Orbison's supremely symphonic "Running Scared" debuted at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending 4/10/1961. It spent 17 weeks on the chart, including 1 week at the top spot.

Neil Tucker (1928-2018) Warren High School class of 1946



1948 Dragon yearbook


John's high-school activities:
Hi-Y (2), President.

1967 Warren City Directory

1983 Warren City Directory


  • Tucker Neil D &Mary L  h18 E St Clair 

  • The popularity of Neil as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Margarita.


    Unlike the mixed drink, Margarita as a baby name never hit the big time, peaking at #334 in 1950 and dropping off the chart after 2006, perhaps due to the increasingly widespread popularity of her namesake drink, which now ranks as the 7th most popular worldwide.

    Other class of '46 graduates:
    2018
    John Farrell.  (3/25/2018
    Beverly Adams.  (2/28/2018)

    2017
    Betty Smith Berry.  (11/4/2017)
    Robert Gerardi.  (10/15/2017)
    Edwin Streich.  (9/3/2017)
    Mary Larsen Pierce Foley.  (4/24/2017)

    2016
    Ruth Figliuzzi.  (11/5/2016)
    Donna Mack Schuler.  (3/19/2016)

    2015
    Carol Jean Niver Hampson.  (10/22/2015)
    Frank Marlett.  (9/13/2015)
    John Giltinan.  (7/76/2015)
    Lela Nichols Akeley.  (6/24/2015)

    2014
    Ella Atwell Blum.  (12/24/2014)
    Betty Carlson Johnson.  (10/26/2014)
    H. Kent Peterson.  (10/1/2014)
    Kenneth Lundahl.  (9/21/2014)

    2013
    Carl Leave.  (12/26/2013)

    Rob Porter UPDATE. 'Hello, it's me', says a pining Donald Trump



    Photo credit:  Everipedia

    Reported in Trump Talks of Bringing Back Rob Porter, Aide Accused of Spousal Abuse.  (The New York Times, March 26. 2018)

    Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me" debuted inauspiciously at #97 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending October 6, 1973.  It spent 20 weeks on the chart, peaking at #5.





    Original 2/10/2018 post, "Donald Trump, John Kelly, and the man of true integrity company they keep", starts here.


    Rob Porter’s History of Domestic Abuse Wasn’t a Secret. It’s Just That No One Cared.  (Slate, 2/8/2018)
    A MERE ALLEGATION.  SINGULAR.  Until Wednesday, Rob Porter was the White House staff secretary. Long before Wednesday, many of the people to whom he reported knew he had physically abused and assaulted both of his wives. Colbie Holderness, Porter’s first wife, and Jennifer Willoughby, Porter’s second wife, both told the FBI their marriages had ended because of a pattern of physical and emotional abuse. According to their accounts, supported by photos, contemporaneous reporting to others, and a blog post written by Willoughby last April, Porter kicked these women, he punched and choked one of these women, he blackened one of these women’s eyes. He berated and insulted these women. Police were called. But Rob Porter is also white, and the son of a prominent academic and thinker. He went to Harvard and Oxford, and he had a high-ranking job in the Oval Office, and was reportedly pressing for a higher one. He was dating Hope Hicks, one of the president’s closest confidantes. So nobody did a thing about the allegations.


    Skepticism over the smart kitchen goes back at least 18 years



    To Invade Homes, Tech Is Trying to Get in Your Kitchen.  (The New York Times, 3/25/2018)
    Yet the so-called smart kitchen remains a tough sell. With the kitchen often a hub for families and friends, habits there can be hard to change. And many people see the kitchen and mealtimes as a haven from their otherwise always-connected lifestyle. Only 5 percent of American households own smart appliances today, up from 3 percent in 2014, according to the research firm Parks Associates. 
    “Will we see a reinvention of the kitchen like we saw in the living room?” said Michael Wolf, a tech analyst who hosts a podcast and a conference about the smart kitchen. “I don’t think it will happen overnight. There’s going to be a lot of skepticism.”



    The downsides:
    1. Purchase cost
    2. Maintenance costs
    3. Expensive components (e.g., touch screens)
    4. Difficulty to repair
    5. Longevity (talk to any appliance repair person about this topic)


    2 of 29 seats contested on Dunn County Board of Supervisors



    As with most county boards, 
    Dunn County's skews older white male

    (*vacant seats:  Clark, 1; Outagamie, 2; Rock, 1)

    Women comprise 50.3% of Wisconsin's population compared to 20.7% of this running tally of county board members.

    Related board of supervisors 2018 spring election posts:
    Bayfield County.  3 of 13 seats contested.  (2/6/2018)
    Brown County.  8 of 28 seats.  (2/9/2018)
    Buffalo County.  2 of 14 seats.  (1/14/2018)
    Burnett County.  1 of 21.  (3/24/2018)
    Calumet County.  1 of 21 seats.  (3/20/2018)
    Chippewa County.  11 of 15 seats.  (3/25/2018)
    Clark County.  1 of 29 seats.  (2/12/2018)
    Columbia County. 4 of 28.  (3/27/2018)
    Dane County.  5 of 37 seats.  3/24/2018)
    Dodge County.  1 of 33 seats.  (1/16/2018)
    Douglas County:  2 of 21 seats.  (1/7/2018)
    Jefferson County.  4 of 30 seats.  (1/16/2018)
    Kenosha County:  8 of 23 seats.  (1/11/2018)
    La Crosse County.  5 of 29 seats.  (1/19/2018)
    Marquette County.  2 of 17 seats.  (1/14/2018)
    Oneida County:  5 of 21.  (1/12/2018)
    Outagamie County.  9 of 36 seats.  (1/17/2018)
    Ozaukee County.  6 of 26 seats.  (1/17/2018)
    Rock County.  5 of 29.  (1/16/2018)
    Sauk County.  1 of 21.  (3/23/2018)
    Sawyer County.  1 of 15.  (1/14/2018)
    Waukesha County.  4 of 25.  (1/14/2018)
    Winnebago County.  2 of 36.  (1/16/2018)
    Wood County:  8 of 19 seats.  (1/12/2018)

    Contested seat tally:  95 of 614 = 15.5%