Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hello, America! Are you ready for an autocracy led by Supreme Leader Donald Trump?



Reported in Key Moments in Trump’s Interview on ‘Fox and Friends,’ With Fact Checks.  (The New York Times, 6/15/2018)

"Get Ready", the 1st of 3 top 10 singles by Rare Earth, debuted at #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending March 14, 1970.  It spent 20 weeks on the chart, not reaching the top 10 until week 13, peaking at #4 for 2 weeks.


Fawning, starry-eyed publisher John Robinson Block swoons like a delicate flower in the presence of Donald Trump


Photo credit:  City Paper

Quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher hangs on Donald Trump’s jet in a ‘more than memorable’ experience.  (Pittsburgh City Paper, 9/22/2016)

Related reading:
Editorial backing Trump in ‘shithole’ controversy sparks outrage.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette owner ordered the paper to run an editorial defending president on racism charge.  (Politico, 1/18/2018)

Edttorial.  Reason as racism:  An immigration debate gets derailed.  (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Post-Gazette Staff, Members Of Publisher’s Family Condemn Editorial.  (WESA, 1/18/2018)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher refuses to print in-house criticism of ‘Reason as racism’ editorial.  (The Incline, 1/18/2018)
Block’s decision not to run the letters to the editor, one submitted by the union representing more than 150 of the paper’s current newsroom employees and one submitted by more than two dozen former Post-Gazette employees, marked the latest chapter in an ongoing and increasingly public rift between the paper’s ownership and the paper’s staff.

An American editorial cartoonist has been fired for skewering Trump. He likely won’t be the last.  (Washington Post, 6/15/2018)
[Rob] Rogers has been the editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for more than 25 years. Most working cartoonists have had an occasional idea spiked by his or her editor. But in the past few weeks, editorial director Keith Burris and publisher John Robinson Block have refused to publish six of Rogers’s cartoons, all criticizing Trump or his policies. Block and Burris have also rejected many of Rogers’s rough sketch ideas for several months.


Dear Jeff Sessions, Speaking of Romans.....


Romans 15:7, to be specific.

Source:  redkid.net

Sessions cites Bible verse to defend Trump's immigration policy, raises Christians' ire.  (USA Today, 6/15/2018)
Sessions said the goal of the policy is not "to see if we can be mean to children." He said the point is to crack down on potential child trafficking or abuse and discourage parents from bringing their children on the often-dangerous border crossing. 
Wednesday, prior to Sessions' speech, a group of religious leaders from the United Methodist Church, Islamic Society of North America, Union for Reform Judaism, Mennonite Church and 20 other diverse religious organizations released a joint statement criticizing the policy.

Meet the newest member of the Employee Relations Hall of Shame


With an unconscionably ugly history of employee relations as a government official in Arizona, Black earns a unanimous nod from the selection panel


Photo credit:  Phoenix Business Journal (2017 Outstanding Women in Business)

Reported in Sue Black, under public pressure in Arizona, rehires fired employee being treated for cancer.  (USA Today, 6/15/2018)

Related reading
State Parks fires employee fighting cancer; Ducey stands behind move.  (Arizona Republic, 6/14/2018)
Ducey, however, is a strong supporter of Black despite numerous controversies at Parks. His office is standing behind Hartin's firing.  

Roberts: What is the Arizona Parks Department covering up? (Arizona Republic, 1/19/2018)

And it’s because of Harris’ reporting that we learned of accusations about Parks Director Sue Black, including claims that she berated and harassed employees, got drunk at public functions and made racial slurs while representing the state at a conference.
Records show state Parks director was investigated in 2015, then given big raise.   (Arizona Republic, 12/20/20170
In late 2015, less than a year into her job, the state Department of Administration launched an investigation into Black and found numerous employee complaints that she had abused her authority over staff. That investigation was not disclosed until Wednesday, when it was revealed in documents released to The Arizona Republic through a public-records request.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Around Town: Bloom Bake Shop to reopen as Bloom Bindery, a bakery/bookstore


Photo by Retiring Guy

Bloom Bake Shop owner to launch combo bakery/bookstore in Middleton.  (Capital Times, 5/1/2018)
That's why her original Bloom Bake Shop in Middleton won't be "Bloom Bake Shop" in a couple of weeks. 
It’ll be “Bloom Bindery,” a cookie bakery, coffeehouse and bookstore. The for-profit company has a mission to promote a love of reading, with a portion of cookie sales going to local literacy initiatives. The shop will open on Friday, June 1.
The above photo was taken yesterday -- June 14.

Retiring Guy will keep you posted.


Original 12/13/2017 post, "You've heard of a bear hibernating, but how about a bakery?, starts here.

Well, hear you go.

Photo by Retiring

Our Middleton location is in hiberation until
Spring 2018
Happy Wintertag

The Monroe Street location remains open.

The website notes that the Middleton location is closed for renovations.

This week in the cereal aisle: From Sugar Smacks to Honey Smacks


Sugar still rules.

Source:  Honey Smacks Through the Years.  (Characters in Advertising, 7/11/2013)

In a December 2011 report, CBS News ranked Honey Smacks #1 on a list of the top 10 worst sugary cereals.  It weighs in  at 55.6% sugar.

2018
Still a little bit of shelf space provided for boxes of Big Biscuit Shredded Wheat.  (4/3/2018)
Chocolate Frosted Flakes.  (3/30/2018)
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)

Our sloganeering governor decides to bypass Lemonweir on his self-congratulatory #WIWorking broadband tour


With an election less than 5 months away, Scottie 'gets serious' about rural broadband.  

Let's see, now, he first took office in January 2011, right?


Just 3 miles from Mauston, town of Lemonweir residents battle with lack of broadband.  (Madison.com, 6/14/2018)



Related posts:
Fail: Scott Walker all talk, no action on rural broadband in 6th year as Governor.  (7/13/2016)
Dear Wisconsin Republicans, You can't possibly be serious about a third term for a thoroughly disengaged Scott Walker.  (1/26/2016)
The "world wide wait" in rural Wisconsin.  (2/6/2012)
Bill Esbeck, the Town of Dunn is on Line 1.  (1/7/2012)
Town of Dunn keeps up the pressure for high-speed Internet access.  (12/23/2011)
TDS to the Town of Berry:  'Drop dead'.  (8/31/2011)
Rural Dane County residents make a case for broadband.  (6/16/2010)
Rural school districts, libraries targeted for $22.9 million in broadband upgrades.  (2/19/2010)
Broadband wireless Internet coming to rural Sauk County.  (2/15/2010)
Bringing broadband to northern Wisconsin.  (9/5/2009)
Oneida County looks to broadband for economic impact.  (5/21/2009)

Fearful of being swept away by a blue wave, Republican Howard Marklein votes with Dems on transportation funding




Lawmaker debate pits I-94 upgrades near Foxconn site against road projects elsewhere.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 6/14/2018)

It's 2018 and the battle against birth control rages on.


Photo credit:  University of Utah Health

Iowa Christian college wins legal fight against Obamacare birth-control rule.  (Des Moines Register, 6/14/2018)
Bennett’s new ruling notes that the federal government was no longer contesting the case. President Donald Trump opposes Obamacare, formally called the Affordable Care Act. One of its most controversial requirements is that employers’ health insurance plans cover a wide range of birth control options for their workers.

Read full timeline at Planned Parenthood

This dad's closet would break the bank in most households


The running tally:  $345

He Wore It First.  Why do all these men look so dreadful? Baggy blazers. Ugly sneakers. Light-wash jeans. Welcome to your dad’s closet.  (The New York Times, 6/13/2018)
For young men, traditional roles of childhood and fatherhood have become unmoored in recent years. 
Millennials, for example, have started leaving pricey city centers and are moving to the suburbs . And young people are living at home longer than ever , according to a Pew Research Center study, because of high housing costs and lower marriage rates, which is upending the traditional timeline when young urbanites marry, have children and move to the suburbs.
Why rent when you can live at home and buy these priced duds?

Running tally:  $740

Running tally: $968

Running tally:  $2,063

Running tally:  $2,283

Final tally:  $5,135





Thursday, June 14, 2018

Climate change as a matter of fact: Accelerating ice melt in Antarctica



Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago.  (The New York Times, 6/13/2018)

Previous climate change as a matter of fact posts:
Africa
Cape Town, South Africa.  (1/31/2018)
Kenya.  (7/23/2017)

Asia
Rising seas + draining underground aquifers = Jakarta disaster.  (12/22/2017)

Australia and the Pacific
Dying coral of the Great Barrier Reef.  (4/22/2018)
Easter Island.  (3/18/2018)
Green sea turtles of the Great Barrier Reef.  (1/11/2018)
Kiribati.  (7/6/2016)

Europe
Portugal.  (6/19/2017)
The Netherlands.  (6/19/2017)

North America
May 2018 record heat in U.S. (6/9/2018)
Miami.  (5/4/2018)
Melting outdoor ice rinks in Canada.  (3/21/2018)
Gulf of Maine.  (3/8/2018)
Jean Lafitte, Louisiana.  (2/26/2018)
Lodi, Wisconsin.  (2/3/2018)
Maine shrimp season.  (12/27/2017)
California fires.  (12/8/2017)
Wisconsin.  (11/16/2017)
Hampton Roads, Virginia.  (11/4/2017)
Georgia peach orchards.  (9/18/2017)
Northeast U.S. pine forests.  (8/29/2017)
Tangier Island, Virginia.  (8/25/2017)
South of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. (8/25/2017)
New Orleans.  (8/12/2017)
Mexico City.  (2/19/2017)
Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Moose of Maine.  (1/21/2017)
Florida Keys.  (1/14/2017)
California wine country.  (1/11/2017)
Kaktovik, Alaska.  (12/20/2016)
Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park.  (7/7/2016)

Polar regions
Disappearing old ice in Arctic.  (6/4/2018)
North Pole.  (2/28/2018)
Beavers migrate to Arctic.  (12/24 /2017)
Shrinking sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.  (12/14/2017)
Emaciated polar bear.  (12/9/2017)

South America
Peru.  (11/26/2017)
Brazil.  (6/8/2017)
Bolivia.  (7/11/2016)
Peru,  (5/21/2016)

U.S. Military
Military experts sound an alarm.  (3/1/2018)
U.S. military bases around the world.  (1/8/2018)
U.S. Department of Defense.  (12/16/2017)
U.S. military bases.  (9/22/2017)

Worldwide
Wine production.  (4/27/2018)

A frenzy of ants (2018)





Current conditions

  2016


What’s with the ant swarms in sidewalk cracks in summer?  (DragonFlyEye, 7/20/2012)
The swarming behavior we see is actually a moving party: whereas the ants would normally be content to stay in their burrows most of the time, when the colony gets to big or cannot be supported by the environment, it splits off with a new queen to form an entirely new colony elsewhere. That would be why you see them – not simply swarming – but trailing off in a certain direction. It is very common to see these moving parties during the mid-summer months specifically because of the extended heat of summer.

The Trump effect in Wisconsin's 1st State Senate District



Caleb Frostman defeats AndrĂ© Jacque in 1st Senate District special election.  (Green Bay Press Gazette, 6/12/2018)
Frostman also won the election in a district that Republicans have represented for more than 40 years. That is likely to energize progressives seeking to flip the GOP-controlled Senate in what observers say may be part of a “blue wave” of Democratic electoral successes this fall.

 Related posts:
The Trump effect: Democrats flip a seat in Missouri State Senate.  (6/6/2018)
The Trump effect: Democrats flip another seat in New Hampshire House of Representatives.  (2/28/2018)
The Trump effect in Connecticut: Democrats flip state House seat after 40-year drought.  (2/28/2018)
The Trump effect in Kentucky: Democrats decisively retake state House seat.  (2/22/2018)
The Trump effect in Florida: Democrats flips House of Representatives District 72.  (2/14/2018)
The Trump effect in Missouri: House of Representatives District 97.  (2/7/2018)
The Trump effect in deep red Washington County, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2018)
The Trump effect, worldwide.  (1/19/2018)
The Trump effect in northwest Iowa: Democrats now competitive in districts where they previously couldn't field a candidate.  (1/18/2018)
The Trump effect in the Wisconsin 10th State Senate District special election.  (1/18/2018)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Around Town in the Westmorland neighborhood of Madison: Is this considered legal parking?

Photos by Retiring Guy



City of Madison.  Violation codes for parking tickets.

Moving from light to darkness



Sources:

Democrats close gap in Wisconsin 42nd Assembly district but not nearly enough


Map source:  Ballotpedia

Redistricting proposal creates a split in DeForest, Windsor.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/21/2011)


The chutzpah chronicles: Scott Walker bemoans the influx of out-of-state money and attacks in political campaigns




But when it comes to his own out-of-state donors (see table below), silence reigns.

International Business Times, 5/27/2017

His name is Uihlein, Richard Uihlein, and he's been at it for more than a year.
Sixteen months before Wisconsin Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin will have a Republican opponent in the 2018 Senate race, more than a million dollars worth of TV and radio ads attacking her have already run across the state. The ads were paid for by two out-of-state super PACs funded almost entirely by one man: conservative mega-donor Richard Uihlein, who seems to have made it a personal mission to defeat Baldwin in next year's election.

Top 10 Contributors to Republican Candidates 
and Legislative Campaign Committees 
 1/1/2008-12/31/2017
Source:   Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (above, highlights added, and below)


All of the top GOP contributors do not live in Wisconsin

Top 10 Contributors to Democratic Candidates 
and Legislative Campaign Committees 
 1/1/2008-12/31/2017



Experts weigh in on the Pomp and Circumstance Singapore Summit

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Around the halls: Brookings experts react to the Trump-Kim Jong-un summit in Singapore.  (Brookings, 6/12/2018)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rotary phones and demon dialers



From the 1966 Middleton telephone book

History of the Rotary Phone.  (Techwalla)

Deep-pocket Scott Walker donors send some of their checks Donald Trump's way (level 2)




Original 6/11/2018 post


Trump's top Wisconsin donors for his 2020 re-election bid.  (WTMJ, 6.9/2018)
Right now, Milwaukee-area business leaders are directing most of their political contributions at the moment to the November mid-term U.S. Senate and Wisconsin gubernatorial races. However, since Trump took office, prominent Wisconsinites in business have contributed to the Trump campaign.

Headline news: Makes me wonder if something fishy is going on at Foxconn







Other Foxconn posts:
June 2018
Yet another example of how poorly Foxconn treats its employees.  (6/11/2018)
Irony alert: Mount Pleasant village board votes to designate Foxconn Technology Campus a blighted area.  (6/6/2018)

May 2018
No need to shed a tear for Foxconn.  (5/15/2018)
The fact, Scott Walker, is that companies in 63 Wisconsin counties were not awarded contracts by Foxconn.  (5/9/2018)
 Foxconn's rising stock? I guess WisPolitics staff don't get around much anymore.  (5/3/2018)
Foxconn present, "Listen to Louis".  (5/2/2018)
Foxconn and self-driving trucks:  Wishing won't make it so.  (5/1/2018)

April 2018
Did Louis Woo just let the cat out of the bag?  (4/30/2018)
UPDATE: So, basically, Louis Woo, what's really going on in that rental building?  (4/30/2018)
Foxconn and robots:  Joined at the hip.  (4/26/2018)
UPDATE. Woo sez Foxconn wowed by 4 billion dollars' worth of Walker wooing.  (4/26/2018)
State Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) conducts a Foxconn storytime at the Greenwood Cafe.  (4/26/2018)
Question of the day: Do you take Foxconn's pledge at face value? (4/25/2018)
Foxconn decision: The $4.7 billions in assistance, of course, has nothing to do with it.  (4/19/2018)
In deep red Ozaukee County, disparagement of Scott Walker's Foxconn giveaways.  (4/19/2018)
City of Milwaukee publishes Foxconn company profile.  (4/18/2018)
That Foxconn sucking sound: Up to $40 million for a single county highway project vs. a $47 million funding distribution for the entire North Central region of Wisconsin. / (4/8/2018)

March 2018
The fantasy life of our sloganeering governor Scott Walker.  (3/21/2018)
Racine County air quality alert: Foxconn emissions of ozone precursors.  (3/16/2018)
Here's a proposal that's chock full of nuts.  (3/9/2018)
The toxic possibilities of Foxconn's wastewater discharge.  (3/8/2018)
Marquette Law School poll: Most folks aren't buying Scott Walker BS about statewide benefits of Foxconn deal.  (3/5/2018)
Wisconsin Department of Administration policy analyst: Walker pretty much shot his wad with Foxconn deal.  (3/5/2018)
UPDATE. John and Kim Mahoney take issue with that 'generous offers' happy talk.  (3/3/2018)

February 2018
Make way for robots.  (2/25/2018)
Foxconn now classified as public works project.  (2/21/2018)
Two peas in a pod: Scott Walker in top 10 of least popular governors, Terry Gou's Foxconn in top 10 of America's most hated tech companies.  (2/13/2018
Scott Walker pins his hopes on an old-fashioned manufacturing kind of guy.  (2/13/2018)
Con artists reap benefits of Scott Walker's Foxconn deal.  (2/10/2018)
Get me rewrite: Foxconn CEO Terry Gou interested in UW-Madison AI expertise to automate his factories.  (2/9/2018)
Foxconn puff piece: Will the real Naoki Hosoya please stand up.  (2/8/2018)
Wisconsin taxpayers carry the burden for job creators.  (2/6/2018)

January 2018
Not to mention Grantsburg, Hayward, Bayfield, Ashland, Hurley, Eagle River, Crandon, and Florence.  (1/26/2018)
Wisconsin cities with highest unemployment rates could use some of that Chicago millennials Foxconn love that Scott Walker is dishing out.  (1/27/2018)
GOP bastion in Racine County sez 'no' to Foxconn-related development.  (1/21/2018)
UPDATE. Here comes that specious Foxconn-Boeing comparison again.  (1/18/.2018)
The Foxconn ka-ching ka-ching ka-ching.  (1/17/2018)
FierceWireless's buzzkill on the Foxconn deal.  (`/16/2018)
Official press agency of People's Republic of China: 'Villagers' in Racine County rebel against Foxconn land grab.  (1/12/2018)
Owner of company that wins Foxconn road construction contract serves up heaping helping of hyperbole, as well campaign contributions to GOP incumbents.  (1/5/2018)

December 2017
Historic giveaways: Most expensive taxpayer-funded jobs in history is Scott Walker's top accomplishment in 2017.  (12/26/2017)
Gateway Technical College cutting-edge Foxconn curriculum does not include workforce development, employee relations, and management concepts.  (12/25/2017)
Let's put this Foxconn deposit in perspective.  (12/23/2017)
UPDATE. Scott Walker Monday tweet storm attempts to distract us from his highway funding mess.  (12/19/2017)
GOP legislative aide and letter writer Keith Best needs to brush up on his Foxconn analogies.  (12/16/2017)
UPDATE: The Wisconn Valley Way to Wisconsin's fiscal and moral bankruptcy.  (12/15/2017)
Scott Walker, meet Andrew Ng, who wants to help Foxconn bring intelligence displayed by machines to Racine County.  (12/14/2017)
Billions for Foxconn but a raw deal for Mount Pleasant residents John and Kim Mahoney.  (12/13/2017)
Some residents of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois will help to foot the bill for a $140,000,000 Foxconn campus electrical substation.  (12/12/2017)
A deafening silence: What role will robotics play at Foxconn's Mount Pleasant manufacturing plant?  (12/12/2017)
Inquiring minds want to know why driverless technology wasn't discussed during Foxconn contract negoatiations, Scott Walker.  (12/12/2017)
Donald Trump and Terry Gou: Scott Walker loves these two peas in a pod.  (12/9/2017)
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Yet another example of how poorly Foxconn treats its employees








Reported in Workers not paid legally by Amazon contractor in China.  (The Guardian, 6/9/2018)

Other Foxconn posts:
June 2018
Irony alert: Mount Pleasant village board votes to designate Foxconn Technology Campus a blighted area.  (6/6/2018)

May 2018
No need to shed a tear for Foxconn.  (5/15/2018)
The fact, Scott Walker, is that companies in 63 Wisconsin counties were not awarded contracts by Foxconn.  (5/9/2018)
 Foxconn's rising stock? I guess WisPolitics staff don't get around much anymore.  (5/3/2018)
Foxconn present, "Listen to Louis".  (5/2/2018)
Foxconn and self-driving trucks:  Wishing won't make it so.  (5/1/2018)

April 2018
Did Louis Woo just let the cat out of the bag?  (4/30/2018)
UPDATE: So, basically, Louis Woo, what's really going on in that rental building?  (4/30/2018)
Foxconn and robots:  Joined at the hip.  (4/26/2018)
UPDATE. Woo sez Foxconn wowed by 4 billion dollars' worth of Walker wooing.  (4/26/2018)
State Senator Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) conducts a Foxconn storytime at the Greenwood Cafe.  (4/26/2018)
Question of the day: Do you take Foxconn's pledge at face value? (4/25/2018)
Foxconn decision: The $4.7 billions in assistance, of course, has nothing to do with it.  (4/19/2018)
In deep red Ozaukee County, disparagement of Scott Walker's Foxconn giveaways.  (4/19/2018)
City of Milwaukee publishes Foxconn company profile.  (4/18/2018)
That Foxconn sucking sound: Up to $40 million for a single county highway project vs. a $47 million funding distribution for the entire North Central region of Wisconsin. / (4/8/2018)

March 2018
The fantasy life of our sloganeering governor Scott Walker.  (3/21/2018)
Racine County air quality alert: Foxconn emissions of ozone precursors.  (3/16/2018)
Here's a proposal that's chock full of nuts.  (3/9/2018)
The toxic possibilities of Foxconn's wastewater discharge.  (3/8/2018)
Marquette Law School poll: Most folks aren't buying Scott Walker BS about statewide benefits of Foxconn deal.  (3/5/2018)
Wisconsin Department of Administration policy analyst: Walker pretty much shot his wad with Foxconn deal.  (3/5/2018)
UPDATE. John and Kim Mahoney take issue with that 'generous offers' happy talk.  (3/3/2018)

February 2018
Make way for robots.  (2/25/2018)
Foxconn now classified as public works project.  (2/21/2018)
Two peas in a pod: Scott Walker in top 10 of least popular governors, Terry Gou's Foxconn in top 10 of America's most hated tech companies.  (2/13/2018
Scott Walker pins his hopes on an old-fashioned manufacturing kind of guy.  (2/13/2018)
Con artists reap benefits of Scott Walker's Foxconn deal.  (2/10/2018)
Get me rewrite: Foxconn CEO Terry Gou interested in UW-Madison AI expertise to automate his factories.  (2/9/2018)
Foxconn puff piece: Will the real Naoki Hosoya please stand up.  (2/8/2018)
Wisconsin taxpayers carry the burden for job creators.  (2/6/2018)

January 2018
Not to mention Grantsburg, Hayward, Bayfield, Ashland, Hurley, Eagle River, Crandon, and Florence.  (1/26/2018)
Wisconsin cities with highest unemployment rates could use some of that Chicago millennials Foxconn love that Scott Walker is dishing out.  (1/27/2018)
GOP bastion in Racine County sez 'no' to Foxconn-related development.  (1/21/2018)
UPDATE. Here comes that specious Foxconn-Boeing comparison again.  (1/18/.2018)
The Foxconn ka-ching ka-ching ka-ching.  (1/17/2018)
FierceWireless's buzzkill on the Foxconn deal.  (`/16/2018)
Official press agency of People's Republic of China: 'Villagers' in Racine County rebel against Foxconn land grab.  (1/12/2018)
Owner of company that wins Foxconn road construction contract serves up heaping helping of hyperbole, as well campaign contributions to GOP incumbents.  (1/5/2018)

December 2017
Historic giveaways: Most expensive taxpayer-funded jobs in history is Scott Walker's top accomplishment in 2017.  (12/26/2017)
Gateway Technical College cutting-edge Foxconn curriculum does not include workforce development, employee relations, and management concepts.  (12/25/2017)
Let's put this Foxconn deposit in perspective.  (12/23/2017)
UPDATE. Scott Walker Monday tweet storm attempts to distract us from his highway funding mess.  (12/19/2017)
GOP legislative aide and letter writer Keith Best needs to brush up on his Foxconn analogies.  (12/16/2017)
UPDATE: The Wisconn Valley Way to Wisconsin's fiscal and moral bankruptcy.  (12/15/2017)
Scott Walker, meet Andrew Ng, who wants to help Foxconn bring intelligence displayed by machines to Racine County.  (12/14/2017)
Billions for Foxconn but a raw deal for Mount Pleasant residents John and Kim Mahoney.  (12/13/2017)
Some residents of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois will help to foot the bill for a $140,000,000 Foxconn campus electrical substation.  (12/12/2017)
A deafening silence: What role will robotics play at Foxconn's Mount Pleasant manufacturing plant?  (12/12/2017)
Inquiring minds want to know why driverless technology wasn't discussed during Foxconn contract negoatiations, Scott Walker.  (12/12/2017)
Donald Trump and Terry Gou: Scott Walker loves these two peas in a pod.  (12/9/2017)
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)