Saturday, June 8, 2019

Greetings from Clark County, Arkansas: Treading water in a modest wake for 130 years





Source:  Wikipedia (Clarke County, Arkadelphia)


Arkadelphia is the county seat of Clark County.


Source:  Wikipedia
3rd-party candidates received 8.4% of vote in 1992, 9% of vote in 1996, 5.9% in 2016
(George Wallace won the county with 38.8% of the vote in 1968)

Greetings from Trump's America: Steele County, Minnesota, where an ill-considered selfie starts a conversation about race


Few Talked About Race at This School. Then a Student Posted a Racist Slur. (The New York Times, 6/7/2019)

Source:  Wikipedia (Steele County, Owatonna)


Owatonna is the county seat of Steele County.


3rd-party candidates received 29.6% of vote in 1992, 15.9% of vote in 1996, 9.1% in 2016
(George Wallace received 3.3% of the vote in 1968)
Source:  Wikipedia

Other Trump's America posts:
Alabama
Autauga County.  (6/29/2017)
Bibb County.  (11/10/2017)
Covington County. (11/11/2017)
Dale County.  (12/12/2017)
Geneva County.  (11/11/2017)
Marion County.  (11/11/2017)

Arizona
8th congressional district.  (4/25/2018)

Arkansas
Faulkner County.  (3/20/2018)
Mississippi County.  (3/19/2018)
Woodruff County.  (3/26/2018)

California
Mesa County.  (7/20/2017)
Shasta County.  (7/4/2017

Colorado
Morgan County.  (4/25/2017)

Florida
Citrus County.  (3/5/2017)
DeSoto County,.  (9/9/2017)
Pinellas County.   (3/14/2019)

Idaho
Kootenai County.  (9/25/2017)

Illinois
Effingham County.  (2/15/2018)
Franklin County.  (2/27/2017)
Jersey County.  (5/12/2019)
Jo Daviess County.  (5/13/2018)
Knox County.  (5/13/2018)
McHenry County.  (2/5/2017)
Perry County.  (5/8/2017)
Stephenson County.  (5/13/2018)
Whiteside County.  (5/13/2018)
16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

Indiana
Dearborn County.  (3/16/2019)
Franklin County.  (3/16/2019)
Granger.  (3/26/2017)
Hendricks County.  (10/1/2017)
Howard County.  (3/19/2019)
Huntington County.  (4/27/2017)
Jefferson County.  (3/10/2018)
Madison County.  (3/16/2019)
Posey County.  (10/21/2017)
Scott County,.  (10/21/2017)
Union County.  (3/16/2019)
Vigo County.  (3/15/2019)
Wayne County.  (3/16/2019)

Iowa
Adair County.  (9/16/2018)
Adams County.  (9/16/2018)
Allamakee County.  (7/31/2018)
Appanoose County.  (8/4/2018)
Audubon County.  (4/26/2019)
Benton County.  (8/2/2018)
Boone County.  (1/15/2017)
Bremer County.  (8/2/2018)
Buchanan County.  (8/2/2018)
Butler County. (8/6/2018)
Calhoun County.  (9/6/2018)
Cass County.  (4/3/2018)
Cedar County.  (7/31/2018)
Cerro Gordo County.  (8/6/2018)
Cherokee County.  (4/29/2019)
Chickasaw County.  (8/2/2018)
Clarke County.  (8/8/2018)
Clayton County.  (7/31/2018)
Clinton County.   (10/15/2017)
Davis County.  (8/3/2018)
Decatur County.  ( 7/5/2018)
Delaware County.  (7/31/2018)
Des Moines County.  (8/1/2018)
Emmet County.  (8/19/2018)
Fayette County.  (8/2/2018)
Floyd County.  (9/25/2018 update)
Franklin County, (8/14/2017)
Fremont County.  (3/24/2019)
Greene County.  (9/6/2018)
Guthrie County.  (9/16/2018)
Hamilton County.  (4/2/2018)
Hancock County. (8/7/2018)
Hardin County.  (4/2/2018)
Henry County.  (7/9/2018)
Howard County.  (8/2/2018)
Ida County.  (4/28/2019)
Iowa County.  (8/2/2018)
Jasper County.  (8/5/2018)
Jefferson County.  (8/1/2018)
Keokuk County.  (8/2/2018)
Kossuth County.  (8/18/2018)
Lee County.  (8/1/2018)
Louisa County.  (8/1/2018)
Lucas County.  (8/5/2018)
Lyon County.  (4/2/2018)
Madison County.  (8/8/2018)
Marion County.  (5/23/2017)
Mitchell County.  (8/7/2018)
Monona County.  (4/27/2019)
Monticello County.  (1/13/2017)
Muscatine County.  (8/1/2018)
Palo Alto County.  (9/6/2018)
Pocahontas County.  (9/6/2018)
Poweshiek and Webster counties.  (2/7/2017)
Ringgold County.  (8/8/2018)
Sac County.  (4/28/2019)
Sioux County.  (8/26/2018 update)
Tama County.  (7/6/2018)
Taylor County.  (9/16/2018)
Union County.  (9/10/2017)
Van Buren County.  (4/25/2019)
Wapello County.  (8/3/2018)
Washington County.  (4/2/2018)
Wayne County.  (8/5/2018)
Webster County.  (8/9/2018)
Winnebago County. (12/17/2017)
Winneshiek County.  (8/2/2018)
Worth County. (8/7/2018)
Wright County.  (6/3/2019 update)

Kansas
Clark County.  (3/21/2017)
Comanche County. (12/22/2018)
Doniphan County.  (3/27/2019)
Mitchell County.  (1/29/2017)
Sumner County.  (10/1/2017)

Kentucky
Bell County.  (6/4/2018)
Hancock County,.  (10/21/2017)
Jackson County.  (12/9/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties.  (2/17/2017)
Lee County.  (12/9/2017)
Letcher County.  (6/29/2017)
Martin County.  (3/22/2018)
Perry County.  (10/10/2017)
Rowan County.  (6/4/2018)

Louisiana
Calcasieu Parish,.  (5/22/2017)
St. Martin Parish.  (4/26/2017)

Maine
Piscataquis County.  (7/3/2017)

Michigan
Lake County.  (9/16/2018)
Macomb County.  (11/29/2017)
Monroe County.  (3/9/2019)
St. Joseph County.  (6/5/2017)

Minnesota
Chisago County.  (6/20/2018)
Itasca County.  (5/12/2018)
Lac qui Parle County.  (7/2/2017)
Mower County.  (5/12/2018)
Nobles County.  (1/26/2018)

Mississippi
Pontotoc County.  (7/19/2017)

Missouri
Atchison County.  (3/25/2019)
Butler County.  (7/22/2018)
Holt County.  (3/25/2019)
New Madrid County.  (4/23/2019)
Pike County/Bowling Green.  (5/23/2019)

Montana
Valley County/Opheim.  (5/27/2019)

Nebraska
Boyd County.  (4/14/2019)
Burt County.  (3/27/2019)
Keya Paha.  (4/14/2019)
Knox County.  (3/28/2019)
Nemaha County.  (3/27/2019)
Richardson County.  (3/27/2019)
Sioux County.  (12/22/2018)

New Jersey
7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)

New York
Broome County.  (2/14/2019)
Cayuga County.  (2/13/2019)
Cortland County.  (2/14/2019)
Essex County.  (11/29/2017 update)
Franklin County. (2/9/2019)
Fulton County.  (2/10/2019)
Herkimer County.  (2/10/2019)
Orange County.  (2/15/2019)
Oswego County.  (2/11/2019)
Otsego County.  (2/12/2019)
Putnam County.  (2/27/2018)
Renssalaer County.  (2/13/2019)
St. Lawrrence County.  (2/8/2019)
Seneca County.  (2/14/2019)
Sullivan County.  (2/15/2019)
Warren County.  (2/11/2019)
Washington County.  (2/11/2019)
19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

North Carolina
Robeson County.  (12/1/2017)
Union County.  (3/9/2017)

North Dakota
Sargent County.  (10/22/2017)

Ohio
Adams County.  (12/9/2017)
Ashtabula County.  (2/18/2019)
Belmont County.  (7/17/2018)
Columbiana County,  (12/11/2017)
Coshocton County. (3/6/2019)
Defiance County.  (3/21/2017)
Erie County.  (3/5/2019)
Gallia County.  (2/23/2019)
Guernsey County.  (2/27/2019)
Highland County.   (3/19/2017)
Huron County.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County.  (6/6/2017)
Jefferson County.  (2/20/2019)
Lawrence County.  (2/25/2018)
Marion County.  (7/14/2018)
Meigs County.  (2/22/2019)
Morgan County.  (10/10/2017)
Muskingum County.  (2/26/2019)
Ottawa County. (3/5/2019)
Portage County.  (3/7/2019)
Sandusky County.  (3/5/2019)
Shelby County.  (3/2/2018)
Trumbull County.  (4/3/2017)
Van Wert County.  (4/12/2017)
Wayne County.  (5/6/2018)
Williams County.  (3/21/2017)
Wood County.  (3/6/2019)
Wyandot County.  (5/4/2018)

Oklahoma
Bryan County.  (5/5/2017)
Nowata County.  (5/5/2018)
Osage County/Fairfax.  (5/12/2019)

Oregon
Douglas County.  (5/17/2017)

Pennsylvania
Beaver County.  (2/8/2019)
Blair County/Altoona.  (4/28/2019)
Cambria County/Johnstown.  (6/3/2017)
Dauphin County. (4/22/2017)
Elk County.  (3/24/2019)
Erie County.  (10/11/2018 update)
Fayette County.  (7/25/2018)
Greene County.  (5/3/2017)
Lawrence County.  (2/5/2019)
UPDATE. Luzerne County.  (1/14/2017)
Mercer County.  (2/9/2019)
Northampton County.  (7/20/2017)
Old Forge (Lackawanna County).  3/18/2019)
Warren County.  (3/24/2019)
Wayne County.  (3/1/2018)
Williamsport.  (1/24/2017)

South Carolina
Spartanburg County.  (6/5/2017)

South Dakota
Lawrence County,.  (4/27/2017)

Tennessee
Campbell County.  (12/10/2017)
Lake County.  (12/22/2018)
Marion County.  (4/1/2017)
Maury County.  (10/31/2017)
Roane County.  (5/1/2018)
Union County.  (5/30/2017)

Texas
Gaines County.  (4/26/2017)
Shackelford County.  (2/26/2018)

Washington
Grays Harbor County.  (8/20/2017)

West Virginia
Berkeley County.  (3/25/2018)
Boone County.  (3/23/2018)
Brooke County.  (3/17/2019)
Cabell County.  (8/4/2017)
Doddridge County.  (3/19/2019)
Fayette County.  (1/24/2017)
Greenbrief County.  (12/14/2018)
Hancock County. (3/17/2019)
Harrison County.  (3/19/2019)
Jackson County.  (6/18/2017)
Lincoln County.  (3/21/2019)
Logan County.  (3/21/2019)
Marion County.  (3/18/2019)
Marshall County.  (2/7/2018)
Mason County.  (12/16/2017)
McDowell County.  (7/10/2017)
Mercer County.  (3/20/2019)
Mingo County.  (3/25/2018)
Summers County.  (3/25/2018)
Wayne County.  (3/24/2018)
Wetzel County.  (3/19/2019)
Wood County.  (1/15/2019)
Wyoming County.  (3/20/2019)

Wisconsin
6th congressional district.  (1/27/2018)
Adams County.  (2/6/2017)
Buffalo County.  (3/19/2017)
Burnett County.  (2/24/2018)
Clark County,.  (8/13/2018)
Crawford County.  (5/14/2018)
Fond du Lac County.  (3/7/2018)
Grant County.  (5/16/2018)
Green Lake County.  (1/26/2018)
Jackson County.  (3/8/2018)
Johnson Creek.  (1/21/2017)
Juneau County.  (2/23/2017)
Lafayette County.  (5/16/2018)
Manitowoc County.  (8/10/2017)
Monroe County.  (3/8/2018)
Oconto County.  (7/24/2018)
Oneida County.  (4/24/2017)
Pepin County.  (12/21/2017)
Price County.  (12/23/2018 update)
Richland County.  (11/10/2017)
Sauk County.  (5/14/2018)
Sawyer County.  (3/20/2017)
Taylor County.  (12/23/2018 update)
Trempealeau County.  (5/28/2019)
Vernon County.  (5/14/2018)
Waushara County.  (2/6/2017)
Winnebago County.  (11/27/2017)
Wood County.  (3/8/2018)

Pay to play the Johnson Controls way


Since 2009, employees of Johnson Controls made 153 contributions to Scott Walker out of a total of 317.  In other words, nearly 50% of their campaign contributions went to one person.  

Just one employee contributed to Tony Evers.
.

Reported in DNR refers Johnson Controls case to state prosecutors over failing to report pollution.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/7/2019)

Related posts:
GET ME REWRITE. Scott Beightol demands his place at the UW Regents table: "I paid for this seat, goddammit!!"  (4/4/2019)
Pay to play the Foxconn construction way.  (4/4/2019)
Pay to play the UW Regents way (The John and Tabitha Behling edition).  (4/2/2019)
The ultraconservative and obscenely rich company Scott Walker keeps.  (2/9/2019)
Scott Walker's legacy: UW Regents as campaign donors' club.  (2/8/2019)
Pay to play the political party and campaign committee way (The Wisconsin state legislature edition).  (2/5/2019)
Pay to play the Cardinal-Hickory Creek powerline way.  (1/15/2019)

Our state tax dollars at work (Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac edition)



Reported in Winnebago Lutheran high school teacher asked to resign for teaching about female circumcision.  (Fond du Lac Reporter, 6/7/2019)

I imagine the students body is diverse as the staff.






Then and Now: St. Mary's Hospital, Madison WI


Then.  An unobstructed view.

From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

Now.   (At the intersection of Erin and South Brooks streets.  The best I could do to approximate the postcard view.) 


Photos and video by Retiring Guy

Near the intersection of Delaplaine Court and South Brooks Street


Peaking through the arch to view the garden


Inside the garden




At the intersection of Delaplaine Court and South Brooks Street




1956 aerial view.  (Wisconsin Historical Society)

Two view of Alumni Hall (former nurses' dormitory)



Other Madison Then and Now posts:
2019
State and Frances streets.  ( 6/6/2019)
UW-Madison Agriculture Hall.  (6/3/2019)
The Edgewater Hotel   You don't mess with a classic art moderne building.  (6/2/2019)
North and south of the Beltline and east of West Towne Mall.  (4/30/2019)
North and south of the Beltline in the West Towne Mall area.  (4/2/2019)
Beltline, Whitney Way, Odana Road, and University Research Park.  (3/5/2019)
652 State Street.  (3/5/2019)

2015
City-County Building.  (9/1/2015)
Veterans Administration Hospital. (8/27/2015)
The Red Gym:  When will the unobstructed view return?  ()7/22/2015)
UW-Madison College of Agriculture.  (7/22/2015)
Wisconsin State Historical Society.  (7/21/2015)
UW-Madison Memorial Union.  (7/21/2015)

2013
240 West Gilman.  (9/6/2013)
North Carroll Street between West Johnson and West Gorham.  (9/5/2013)

East Mifflin & North Pinckney.  (8/30/2013)

Foxconn UPDATE: The AI factor in Scott Walker's empty promises of job creation


(emphasis added)

Reported in Foxconn plans to create industrial artificial intelligence institute, board member says. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/7/2019)


6/7/2019 update, "Make way for robots (part 2)" starts here.

(emphasis added)

Reported in Gateway, Foxconn stress future with artificial intelligence.  (Racine Journal Times, 6/6/2019)


4/25/2019 update starts here.

One in four Wisconsin jobs at high risk in a new age of robotic workers and hyper-automation.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/29/2019)



Reported in Foxconn plots $4bn automation push as labor costs bite. . (Nikkei Asia Review, 2@42018)

Related posts:
Foxconn continues to expand its use of robots. (2/15/2019)
Let's compare what Foxconn's Louis Woo says to what Foxconn is actually doing.  (11/5/2018)
In other words, robots trump humans.  (7/10/2018)

Friday, June 7, 2019

Rep. Scott Allen (R- Waukesha) on the erection of the pride flag over the state capitol



Reported in Wisconsin Republican lawmaker calls Evers' decision to fly rainbow flag over Capitol 'divisive'.  (Capital Times, 6/7/2019)

Wonder how Scott's LGBTQ constituents feel about this?

Other Scott Allen posts:
The 38%ers: Crowded primaries and uncontested general elections lead to a nuttier flavor in the Wisconsin Assembly Republican caucus.  (1/20/2016)
Have yourself a Mary little Christmas, with a side of Jackie DeShannon, sez Wisconsin State Rep. Scott Allen.  (12/24/2015)
Scott Allen (R-Waukesha) remains silent on WEDC's betrayal of the public trust.  (11/4/2015)
Wisconsin Assembly Representative wants your money -- ALL of it!  (10/22/2015)
Wisconsin State Assembly District 97: Who's on the Ballot for the August 12 Primary?  (8/2/2014)

UPDATE. University Crossing at University Avenue and Whitney Way June site visit


Photos by Retiring Guy




5/16/2019 update starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

2- bedroom floor plan (1,020 square feet $1,940 per month


1/7/2019 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy


1-bedroom floor plan


11/17/2018 update starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy


9/23/2018 update starts here.

In other words, construction has reached the building's highest level.

Photos by Retiring Guy


610-square-foot studio for $1,230 (available May 1, 2019)


8/26/2018 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy



8/10/2018 update starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy



6/15/2018 update starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

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Original 4/24/2018 post, "Fourth building added to University Crossing development at University Avenue and Whitney Way", starts here.

Mixed-use building with 10,500 sq. ft. of commercial and 48 apartments 


What's going on now

Photos by Retiring Guy


The faces of methamphetamine: Tara, 33, going on 55



Police: Camp Douglas woman faces felony meth charges after drug bust.  (Madison.com, 6/6/2019)

Tara rocketed into the top 500 in the early 1950s and eventually spent 21 years (1970-1990) in the top 100, peaking at #35 in 1977.  Her popularity waned as quickly as it had gained.  She fell off the chart last year.


Related post:
Roberta Draheim, 51, models the horrific physical effects of methamphetamine abuse.  (4/25/2018)

Population loss in rural Oklahoma: Choctaw County


Population loss as in major -- 50% or more.   (Final post in the series.)

Source:  Wikipedia (Choctaw County, Hugo)




Hugo is the county seat of Choctaw County.

Population loss by degrees:  80-89%70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.


Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 12.5% - Choctaw County
  • 24.8% - Oklahoma
  • 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
  • 20.% - Choctaw County
  • 15.3% - Oklahoma
  • 15.6% - U.S.

The last time Choctaw County voted for a Democratic candidate for president was in 2000Al Gore beat George W. Bush by 6.4 percentage points.  In 1964, LBJ beat Barry Goldwater by 39.6 percentage points, and third-party candidate George Wallace received 32.2% of the vote in 1968.


Other Oklahoma population loss posts:
Western third
Beaver County/Beaver.  (5/27/2019)
Harper County/Buffalo. (5/28/2019)
Ellis County/Arnett.  (5/28/2019)
Roger Mills/Cheyenne.  (5/28/2019)
Greer County/Mangum.  (5/29/2019)
Harmon County/Hollis.  (5/29/2019)
Tillman County/Frederick.  (5/29/2019)
Kiowa County/Hobart.  (5/30/2019)
Washita County/New Cordell.  (5/30/2019)
Dewey County/Taloga.  (5/30/2019)
Alfalfa County/Cherokee.  (5/31/2019)
Major County/Fairview.  (5/31/2019)
Blaine County/Watonga.  (5/31/2019)
Cotton County/Walters.  (6/1/2019)

Central third
Jefferson County/Waurika.  (6/2/2019)
Grant County/Medford.  (6/3/2019)
Seminole County/Wewoka.  (6/3/2019)
Okfuskee County/Okemah.  (6/4/2019)
Hughes County/Holdenville.  (6/5/2019)
Coal County/Coalgate. (6/6/2019)

Other population loss series: