Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Meet the GOP lemmings of Congress (the Vicky Hartzler edition)



One of Hartzler's greatest hits: "B-I-G-O-T-R-Y".


Other Vicky Hartzler posts:
UPDATE. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri) doubles down on her support of LBGT discrimination.  (9/8/2017)
While swooning over Donald Trump, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri) disengages her brain.  (9/8/2017)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/18/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (2/3/2015)

Other GOP lemmings posts:
Bradley Byrne, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Martha Roby, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Mike Rogers, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Robert Aderholt, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Mo Brooks, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Gary Palmer, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)

Don Young, Alaska.  (10/10/2019)

Paul Gosar, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)
Andy Biggs, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)
Debbie Lesko, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)

Rick Crawford, Arkansas.  (10/10/2019)
French Hill, Arkansas.  (10/10/2019)
Steve Womack, Arkansas.  (10/11/2019)
Bruce Westerman, Arkansas.  (10/11/2019)
Tom Cotton, Arkansas.  (10/16/2019)

Doug LaMalfa, California.  (10/11/2019)
Tom McClintock, California.  (10/11/2019)
Paul Cook, California.  (10/11/2019)
Devin Nunes, California.  (10/11/2019)
Kevin McCarthy, California.  (10/12/2019)
Ken Calvert, California.  (10/12/2019)
Duncan Hunter, California.  (10/12/2019)

Ken Buck, Colorado.  (10/13/2019)
Doug Lamborn, Colorado.  (10/13/2019)

Matt Gaetz, Florida.  (10/13/2019)
Ted Yoho, Florida.  (10/14/2019)
Daniel Webster, Florida.  (10/14/2019)
Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida.  (10/14/2019)

Buddy Carter, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Rob Woodall, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Doug Collins, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Jody Hice, Georgia.  (10/16/2019)
Barry Loudermilk, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)
Rick Allen, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)
Tom Graves, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)

Mike Bost, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
Rodney Davis, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
John Shimkus, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
Darin LaHood, Illinois.  (10/19/2019)

Jackie Walorski, Indiana.  (10/19/2019)
Jim Banks, Indiana.  (10/19/2019)
Larry Bucshon, Indiana.  (10/20/2019)

Steve King, Iowa.  (10/20/2019)

James Comer, Kentucky.  (10/20/2019)
Brett Guthrie, Kentucky. (10/21/2019)
Thomas Massie, Kentucky.  (10/21/2019)
Hal Rogers, Kentucky.  (10/21/2019)
Andy Barr, Kentucky.  (10/22/2019)

Steve Scalise, Louisiana.  (10/22/2019)
Mike Johnson, Louisiana.  (10/22/2019)

Andy Harris, Maryland.  (10/22/2019)

Jack Bergman, Michigan.  (10/22/2019)
Tim Walberg, Michigan.  (10/22/2019)

Tom Emmer, Minnesota.  (10/22/2019)

Steve Palazzo, Mississippi.  (10/23/2019)

Ann Wagner, Missouri.  (10/23/2019)
Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri.  (10/23/2019)

Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee.  (10/16/2019)

Meet the GOP lemmings of Congress (the Blaine Luetkemeyer edition)



One of Luetkemeyer's greatest hits: "Praise the Lord, Don't Pass the Contraception".

Standing by his man, Blaine Luetkemeyer is one of 60 Republicans who voted "no" on the resolution "Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria " 

Other Blaine Luetkemeyer posts:
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination.  (4/29/2017)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/18/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (2/2/2015)

Other GOP lemmings posts:
Bradley Byrne, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Martha Roby, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Mike Rogers, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Robert Aderholt, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Mo Brooks, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Gary Palmer, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)

Don Young, Alaska.  (10/10/2019)

Paul Gosar, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)
Andy Biggs, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)
Debbie Lesko, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)

Rick Crawford, Arkansas.  (10/10/2019)
French Hill, Arkansas.  (10/10/2019)
Steve Womack, Arkansas.  (10/11/2019)
Bruce Westerman, Arkansas.  (10/11/2019)
Tom Cotton, Arkansas.  (10/16/2019)

Doug LaMalfa, California.  (10/11/2019)
Tom McClintock, California.  (10/11/2019)
Paul Cook, California.  (10/11/2019)
Devin Nunes, California.  (10/11/2019)
Kevin McCarthy, California.  (10/12/2019)
Ken Calvert, California.  (10/12/2019)
Duncan Hunter, California.  (10/12/2019)

Ken Buck, Colorado.  (10/13/2019)
Doug Lamborn, Colorado.  (10/13/2019)

Matt Gaetz, Florida.  (10/13/2019)
Ted Yoho, Florida.  (10/14/2019)
Daniel Webster, Florida.  (10/14/2019)
Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida.  (10/14/2019)

Buddy Carter, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Rob Woodall, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Doug Collins, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Jody Hice, Georgia.  (10/16/2019)
Barry Loudermilk, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)
Rick Allen, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)
Tom Graves, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)

Mike Bost, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
Rodney Davis, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
John Shimkus, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
Darin LaHood, Illinois.  (10/19/2019)

Jackie Walorski, Indiana.  (10/19/2019)
Jim Banks, Indiana.  (10/19/2019)
Larry Bucshon, Indiana.  (10/20/2019)

Steve King, Iowa.  (10/20/2019)

James Comer, Kentucky.  (10/20/2019)
Brett Guthrie, Kentucky. (10/21/2019)
Thomas Massie, Kentucky.  (10/21/2019)
Hal Rogers, Kentucky.  (10/21/2019)
Andy Barr, Kentucky.  (10/22/2019)

Steve Scalise, Louisiana.  (10/22/2019)
Mike Johnson, Louisiana.  (10/22/2019)

Andy Harris, Maryland.  (10/22/2019)

Jack Bergman, Michigan.  (10/22/2019)
Tim Walberg, Michigan.  (10/22/2019)

Tom Emmer, Minnesota.  (10/22/2019)

Steve Palazzo, Mississippi.  (10/23/2019)

Ann Wagner, Missouri.  (10/23/2019)

Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee.  (10/16/2019)

Meet the GOP lemmings of Congress (the Ann Wagner edition)




One of Wagner's greatest hits: "Liar, Liar".




And just when did these people speak, Ann?  Back then you were in high school?

Source:  Wikipedia

Other Ann Wagner posts:
Dear Ann Wagner, There is no solution to your problem as long as Trump is president. Best, Retiring Guy.  (5/27/2019)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/17/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (2/2/2015)

Other GOP lemmings posts:
Bradley Byrne, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Martha Roby, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Mike Rogers, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Robert Aderholt, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Mo Brooks, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Gary Palmer, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)

Don Young, Alaska.  (10/10/2019)

Paul Gosar, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)
Andy Biggs, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)
Debbie Lesko, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)

Rick Crawford, Arkansas.  (10/10/2019)
French Hill, Arkansas.  (10/10/2019)
Steve Womack, Arkansas.  (10/11/2019)
Bruce Westerman, Arkansas.  (10/11/2019)
Tom Cotton, Arkansas.  (10/16/2019)

Doug LaMalfa, California.  (10/11/2019)
Tom McClintock, California.  (10/11/2019)
Paul Cook, California.  (10/11/2019)
Devin Nunes, California.  (10/11/2019)
Kevin McCarthy, California.  (10/12/2019)
Ken Calvert, California.  (10/12/2019)
Duncan Hunter, California.  (10/12/2019)

Ken Buck, Colorado.  (10/13/2019)
Doug Lamborn, Colorado.  (10/13/2019)

Matt Gaetz, Florida.  (10/13/2019)
Ted Yoho, Florida.  (10/14/2019)
Daniel Webster, Florida.  (10/14/2019)
Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida.  (10/14/2019)

Buddy Carter, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Rob Woodall, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Doug Collins, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Jody Hice, Georgia.  (10/16/2019)
Barry Loudermilk, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)
Rick Allen, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)
Tom Graves, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)

Mike Bost, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
Rodney Davis, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
John Shimkus, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
Darin LaHood, Illinois.  (10/19/2019)

Jackie Walorski, Indiana.  (10/19/2019)
Jim Banks, Indiana.  (10/19/2019)
Larry Bucshon, Indiana.  (10/20/2019)

Steve King, Iowa.  (10/20/2019)

James Comer, Kentucky.  (10/20/2019)
Brett Guthrie, Kentucky. (10/21/2019)
Thomas Massie, Kentucky.  (10/21/2019)
Hal Rogers, Kentucky.  (10/21/2019)
Andy Barr, Kentucky.  (10/22/2019)

Steve Scalise, Louisiana.  (10/22/2019)
Mike Johnson, Louisiana.  (10/22/2019)

Andy Harris, Maryland.  (10/22/2019)

Jack Bergman, Michigan.  (10/22/2019)
Tim Walberg, Michigan.  (10/22/2019)

Tom Emmer, Minnesota.  (10/22/2019)

Steve Palazzo, Mississippi.  (10/23/2019)

Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee.  (10/16/2019)

Meet the GOP lemmings of Congress (the Steve Palazzo edition)



One of Palazzo's greatest hits: "States' Rights (├╝ber alles)".




Other Steve Palazzo posts:
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/19/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (1/31/2015)

Other GOP lemmings posts:
Bradley Byrne, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Martha Roby, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Mike Rogers, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Robert Aderholt, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Mo Brooks, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)
Gary Palmer, Alabama.  (10/10/2019)

Don Young, Alaska.  (10/10/2019)

Paul Gosar, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)
Andy Biggs, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)
Debbie Lesko, Arizona.  (10/10/2019)

Rick Crawford, Arkansas.  (10/10/2019)
French Hill, Arkansas.  (10/10/2019)
Steve Womack, Arkansas.  (10/11/2019)
Bruce Westerman, Arkansas.  (10/11/2019)
Tom Cotton, Arkansas.  (10/16/2019)

Doug LaMalfa, California.  (10/11/2019)
Tom McClintock, California.  (10/11/2019)
Paul Cook, California.  (10/11/2019)
Devin Nunes, California.  (10/11/2019)
Kevin McCarthy, California.  (10/12/2019)
Ken Calvert, California.  (10/12/2019)
Duncan Hunter, California.  (10/12/2019)

Ken Buck, Colorado.  (10/13/2019)
Doug Lamborn, Colorado.  (10/13/2019)

Matt Gaetz, Florida.  (10/13/2019)
Ted Yoho, Florida.  (10/14/2019)
Daniel Webster, Florida.  (10/14/2019)
Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida.  (10/14/2019)

Buddy Carter, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Rob Woodall, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Doug Collins, Georgia.  (10/15/2019)
Jody Hice, Georgia.  (10/16/2019)
Barry Loudermilk, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)
Rick Allen, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)
Tom Graves, Georgia.  (10/17/2019)

Mike Bost, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
Rodney Davis, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
John Shimkus, Illinois.  (10/18/2019)
Darin LaHood, Illinois.  (10/19/2019)

Jackie Walorski, Indiana.  (10/19/2019)
Jim Banks, Indiana.  (10/19/2019)
Larry Bucshon, Indiana.  (10/20/2019)

Steve King, Iowa.  (10/20/2019)

James Comer, Kentucky.  (10/20/2019)
Brett Guthrie, Kentucky. (10/21/2019)
Thomas Massie, Kentucky.  (10/21/2019)
Hal Rogers, Kentucky.  (10/21/2019)
Andy Barr, Kentucky.  (10/22/2019)

Steve Scalise, Louisiana.  (10/22/2019)
Mike Johnson, Louisiana.  (10/22/2019)

Andy Harris, Maryland.  (10/22/2019)

Jack Bergman, Michigan.  (10/22/2019)
Tim Walberg, Michigan.  (10/22/2019)

Tom Emmer, Minnesota.  (10/22/2019)

Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee.  (10/16/2019)

UPDATE. After neighborhood pushback and a building redesign, the Addison returns as the ADDI


Approved unanimously by the Middleton Common Council


Photos by Retiring Guy

Things got ugly earlier in the year.

Middleton City Council Rejects Affordable Housing Proposal.  (Madison365, 2/8/2019)
In the end, though, the Middleton Common Council voted 4-4, with Mayor Gurdip Brar casting the tie-breaking vote, to reject Gray’s proposal for affordable housing on University Avenue. 
The image of Gray, a lone black figure in a sea of verbally and visibly disapproving white residents, was jarring. The optics could not be overstated. At least 40 residents filled the room to block development attempts from Anthony Gray to bring a four-story affordable housing building to their community. Gray, who is one of the only black real estate developers in Dane County, sat aghast during much of the proceeding. 
One by one they came to the podium to say that Gray’s proposed housing development would be unwelcome in their community. 
“The proposal is out of touch with realities,” resident Nile Ostenso said. “As the area is not zoned for such an intrusive structure physically or culturally.” 
It wasn’t clear what he meant by “culturally intrusive.” Or maybe it was. 
Resident Susan Riesch followed up by talking about the darkness the size of the project would bring to such a light neighborhood.



39 units, from studios to 2 bedrooms.  31 are market rate, 8 targeted for workforce housing.


Rendering:  In Business


3/14/2018 update, "The Addison proposal for the 6800 block of University Avenue in Middleton", starts here.

Current view across University Avenue
Photos by Retiring Guy



View from Coolidge Court cul-de-sac



Original 11/29/2017 post, "4-story mixed-use development proposed for 6800 block of University Avenue in Middleton", starts here.

View of lot from Willy Street Coop side of University
Photo by Retiring Guy

Aerial view

View of lot from just east of Sport Bowl
Photo by Retiring Guy

Site plan



UPDATE: At least the new homeowners have restocked this Little Free Library


Photos by Retiring Guy




4/21/2019 update, "New homeowners might wants to give this Little Free Library a little love", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy





Original 10/20/2015, "Taking Little Free Libraries to the next level", post starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Last week I saw a girl ride her bike to this Little Free Library and deposit a book.  She didn't take anything in exchange.  It's along a route that my wife and I frequently walk.

Other LFL posts:
2019
Dear Wisconsin State Journal, Been there, done that. Best, Retiring Guy.  (1/14/2019)
 
2018
The little white schoolhouse on Sweeney Drive in Middleton.  (9/10/2018)
Castellated Little Free Library on Longmeadow Road in Madison WI.  (8/29/2018)
UPDATE. Lots of Harlequin choices in Chamber of Manitowoc County's LFL.  (7/29/2018)
What’s in a middle school Little Free Library during summer vacation? (6/28/2018)
Hate has no home here.  (5/15/2018)
Hilldale Little Free Library: Too much taking, too little returning.  (4/25/2018)
UPDATE: The Little Free Library of the Lost Gable.  (3/30/2018)
Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the door, and see all the books.  (2/24/2018)

2017
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)

2016
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)

2015
More taking than returning at this Little Free Library location.  (11/2/2015)
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)
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)

2014
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)

Teardown at Middleton and South in Middleton WI UPDATE: Second October site visit


Photos by Retiring Guy




10/6/2019 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy



8/2/2019 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy



7/11/2019 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy



6/22/2019 update starts here.

Photo and video by Retiring Guy




5/31/2019 update, " Foundation, framing, insulation wrap", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy


Original 5/16/2019 post starts here.

What used to be here.

Source:  Google Street View (screenshot)

Photos by Retiring Guy (5/15)

(5/14)

Related posts:
Teardown at 7022 North Avenue,  Middleton.  (6/22/2019)
Teardown on Park Street. 10/18/2018)

Another South Avenue teardown in Middleton WI: October construction site visit (video edition)





10/8/2019 update starts here

Photo by Retiring Guy


10/1/2019 update starts here.

A lot of progress made during the past 2 weeks.



9/16/2019 update starts here

Photos by Retiring Guy




8/19/2019 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy



8/8/2019 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

And in the back yard....



8/2/2019 update starts here.

Photos and video by Retiring Guy







Original 5/31/2019 post starts here.


Photos by Retiring Guy



What was torn down
Google Street View

Coming soon to Middleton?
The Teardown Wars Are Tearing Boston’s Suburbs Apart.  (Boston Magazine, 10/11/2018)
Inside the knock-down, drag-out brawl for the soul of New England’s neighborhoods.

 Other Middleton teardowns:  
7022 North Avenue.  ((5/31/2019)
South and Middleton. (5/16/2019)
Park Street.  (10/18/2018)
Maywood Avenue.  (9/16/2016)