Saturday, March 7, 2020

Dear Iowa voters, How's it going with this Trump presidency? Best, Retiring Guy

Reported in Iowans slam reported plan by Trump administration to appeal ruling against ethanol exemptions,  (Des Moines Register, 3/6/2020)

You have 240 days to wake up, to convert your outrage into action at the polls.

1/3/2020 update, "Another day, another Trump broken promise", starts here.

Jim, wake up!  Trump doesn't care about his promises to anyone.  As president, he's spent the past 3 years shamelessly enriching himself at our expense.

Despite heavy lobbying, Iowa farmers, elected leaders say Trump's EPA reneges on renewable fuels promise.  (Des Moines Register, 12/19/2019)
Geez, Donnelle, Trump failed to keep his own fuckin' promise.  Angry and disappointed, Iowa farmers, renewable fuel producers and congressional leaders said Thursday the Trump administration failed to keep the president's promise to restore ethanol and biodiesel demand lost through waivers to the oil industry.

Original 11/20/2019 post starts here.

Reported in Poet will 'pause production' at its Iowa plant that makes ethanol from corn cobs, husks.  (Des Moines Register, 11/19/2019)

10/3/2019 update, "Kim Reynolds warbles a slavish cover version of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man"", starts here.

Gov. Reynolds: ‘I don’t think there’s anything’ to Trump impeachment inquiry.  (Des Moines, Register, 10/2/2019)

Whoa.  Kim is in 

  1. Euple Byrd (1960-1966)
  2. Lloyd Franklin Amburgey (1967-1968)
  3. George Jones (1969-1975)
  4. Michael Tomlin (44 days in 1976)
  5. George Richey (1976-1996)
Who am I standing by today?

9/25/2019 update, "Iowa ethanol crisis UPDATE:  Governor Kim Reynolds gets sold a bill of goods",  starts here.

Reported in Another renewable fuel plant closes as Iowa leaders wait for White House biofuels fix. (Des Moines Register, 9/25/2019)

"Honor" and "Trump" in the same sentence does not compute.

Original 9/16/2019 post, "GET ME REWRITE:  Trump's actions continue to punish Iowa agriculture", starts here.

Reported in With the clock ticking on ethanol plants, Iowans urge Trump to reverse damage to biofuels industry.  (Des Moines Register, 9/15/2019)

Related posts:
GET ME REWRITE: Iowa farmers still hurting after receiving $1 billion in federal government welfare.  (7/9/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Trump trade bailout of no help to farmers who can't plant in their water-logged fields.  (6/5/2019)
Well, Brent, it's clear what Iowa needs to do in November 2020.  (5/11/2019)
Is this what's known as 'chump change'?  (3/3/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Many Americans have misplaced confidence in Trump's trade agreements and economic policy.  (2/6/2019)
UPDATE: Putting faith in Trump continues to be a losing proposition for farmers.  (1/5/2019)

GET ME REWRITE: Trump apologist is not paying attention

CNN Interviews A North Carolina Mother And Daughter Divided Over 2020 Election: "Vote For Joe Biden, Mom".  (CNN, 3/6/2020)

First of all, Patricia, it's 1,122 days into a Trump presidency.  He will continue to tweet.  He will continue to shame the office of the Presidency.  He is incapable of change because the only person he cares about is himself.  That's just how it goes with narcissists.

Here's the thing.  Trump as president is like having a Russian mole in the White House.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Ronald Farnham (1949-2020) Warren Area High School class of 1967

1966 Dragon yearbook
(Ronald is in the top row, 2nd from left)

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Farnham Norman truck driver Huber's Blacktop rSheffield Pa
  • Farnham Ronald h103 Pioneer Street

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

Kristie received her first boost from Baby Boomer parents.  Her best years occurred during the 1970s, which she spent in the top 200, peaking at #138 in 1974.

Other class of 1967 graduates:
Craig Goodwin.  (11/25/2019)
James Nelson.  (8/21/2019)
Marcia Peterson Weyel.  (1/15/2019)

Judy Warr Tyler.  (121/29/2017)
William MacKenzie.  (5/5/2017)
Fritz Shoup.  (3/5/2017)
William Lucia.  (2/22/2017)

Susan Shaver.  (3/30/2015)

Middleton WI news: Parmenter Street north of Century Avenue set for reconstruction

City of Middleton Receives $1,000,000 in State Transportation Aids for Parmenter St Reconstruction. (CIty of Middleton, 3/4/2020)
The reconstruction will be designed in 2021, and reconstruction is scheduled in 2022. The new roadway will include curb & gutter, lighting, sidewalks, bike lanes, a tree-lined grassy median, and an off-street bike/pedestrian path.

UPDATE. March 2020 auto tour of the Community of Bishops Bay

Lots in the Back Nine are going fast!

Green arrow drive

Source:  The Community of Bishops Bay (arrows added)

Orange arrow drive

10/9/2019 update starts here.

Lots are going fast!

6/26/2019 update starts here.

Still a lot of construction work going on.

Area of coverage highlighted in aerial view

3/22/2019 update starts here.

9/24/2018 update starts here.

In some cases, lots in Bishops Bay cost as much as the home appraisal in the 1950-era neighborhood where my wife and I live.

11/29/2017 update starts here.

An auto tour of big houses on small lots.  (Expect to pay at least $400,000 for a house.  That doesn't include the lot.)

7/18/2017 update, "No rush to build in phase 4 plat of the Community of Bishops Bay" starts here.

Photo and video by Retiring Guy

5/2/2017 update, "Video of first 2 houses under construction in Back Nine Phase 4 of Community of Bishops Bay", starts here.

Best to view as a silent movie.  The house in the distance seems to be on a fast construction schedule.

4/6/2017 update, "First 2 houses under construction in Back Nine Phase 4 of Community of Bishops Bay", starts here.

The signage designating plat 4.

Lot 164, looking northwest.

Lot 137, looking north-northeast.

2/20/2017 update, "Lots are available in the Back Nine Neighborhood Phase 4 Plat of the Community of Bishops Bay", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

9/28/2016 update, "Welcome to the Back Nine Neighborhood Phase 4 Plat of the Community of Bishops Bay", starts here.

A closer view of the sign

The obligatory video

As seen from near the CTH Q entrance to the development, a 5th apartment apartment building rises.

7/19/2016 update, "Sandhill cranes inspect back yard of this new Community of Bishop's Bay home", starts here.

Catch up with all the action at Bishop's Bay Community News.

7/15/2016 update, " Not-so-affordable views at the Community at Bishop's Bay in Middleton", starts here.

Looking southwest from 'Congressional Hill'.

If you're in the market for a 5-bedroom, 4-bath, 3866-square-foot home, this is your neighborhood!

Unfortunately, this iPhone panorama ended with some washed-out clouds.  Looking north toward Waunakee, where the kids in this new Middleton development go to school

Panoramic view.  Middleton's Northlake Neighborhood in foreground, The Community at Bishop's Bay across County Highway Q.  (5/8/2016)

With a little bit of zoom.

Related posts:
Frederick's Hill, Pheasant Branch Conservancy.  (9/29/204)
A View of Waunakee and Middleton from Frederick's Hill.  (9/26/2014)

Original 3/20/2016 post "The Community at Bishop's Bay in Middleotn continues to grow",  starts here.

Although the development is within the City of Middleton, it is also within the attendance area of the Waunakee Community School District.

All photos by Retiring Guy.  (This one taken last Thursday, the rest today.)

The red arrow marks the approximate position of where I stood when taking the above photo.

I stood next to this metal sculpture while snapping this photo.

The development will eventually extend beyond the silo seen in the distance center of this photo.

The development is once again a site of this year's Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes.  

Multi-family housing, too.

Related posts:
Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes: The beginning and now.  (5/22/2015)
Bishops Bay Branch Library in Middleton's Future?  (10/23/2012)

Greetings from Trump's America: Bath County, Virginia

Source:  Wikipedia (Bath County, Warm Springs)

Warm Springs is the county seat of Bath County.  

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 14.9% - Bath County
  • 38.2% - Virginia
  • 30.9% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
  • 27.7% - Bath County
  • 15.4% - Virginia
  • 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 10.7% - Bath County
  • 10.7% - Virginia
  • 11.8% - U.S.

Whiter, much older, less educated, rural, significant support for George Wallace in 1968.

Source:  Wikipedia 
3rd party votes:  17.2% in 1992, 13.8% in 1996. 4.5% in 2016
(George Wallace received 28% of the vote in 1968)

Other Trump's America posts:
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)

Mohave County.  (1/3/2020)
8th congressional district.  (4/25/2018)

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

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

Morgan County.  (4/25/2017)

Windham County.  (1/13/2020)

Citrus County.  (11/9/2019)
DeSoto County,.  (9/9/2017)
Pinellas County.   (3/14/2019)

Kootenai County.  (9/25/2017)

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)
Macon County.  (1/22/2020)
McHenry County.  (2/5/2017)
Perry County.  (5/8/2017)
Scott County.  (11/7/2019)
Stephenson County.  (5/13/2018)
Whiteside County.  (5/13/2018)
16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)

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)

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.  (1/16/2020 update)
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)

Bourbon County.  (1/3/2020)
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)

Bell County.  (6/4/2018)
Carter County.  (1/4/2020)
Elliott County.  (7/18/2019)
Hancock County,.  (10/21/2017)
Henderson County.  (1/22/2020)
Jackson County.  (12/9/2017)
Knott County.  (1/5/2020)
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)
Pike County.  (11/1/2019)
Rowan County.  (6/4/2018)

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

Piscataquis County.  (7/3/2017)

Alcona County.  (1/27/2020)
Alpena County.  (1/28/2020)
Bay County.  (7/4/2019)
Cheboygan County.  (1/31/2020)
Crawford County.  (1/30/2020)
Eaton County.  (6/26/2019)
Huron County.  (1/27/2020)
Iosco County.  (1/27/2020)
Lake County.  (9/16/2018)
Lapeer County.  (7/5/2019)
Macomb County.  (11/29/2017)
Monroe County.  (3/9/2019)
Montmorency County.  (1/29/2020)
Ogemaw County.  (1/30/2020)
Oscoda County.  (1/30/2020)
Otsego County.  (1/30/2020)
Presque Isle County.  (1/209/2020)
Roscommon County.  (1/30/2020)
St. Joseph County.  (6/5/2017)
Saginaw County.  (7/4/2019)
Tuscola County.  (7/5/2019)

Chisago County.  (6/20/2018)
Clay County.  (11/14/2019)
Itasca County.  (5/12/2018)
Jackson County.  (1/20/2020)
Lac qui Parle County.  (7/2/2017)
Mower County.  (5/12/2018)
Nobles County.  (1/26/2018)
Stearns County.  (6/21/2019)
Steele County.  (6/9/2019)

Pontotoc County.  (7/19/2017)

Atchison County.  (3/25/2019)
Butler County.  (7/22/2018)
Holt County.  (3/25/2019)
Livingston County.  (1/12/2020)
New Madrid County.  (4/23/2019)
Newton County.  (1/18/2020)
Pike County/Bowling Green.  (5/23/2019)

Valley County/Opheim.  (5/27/2019)

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
Monmouth County.  (3/5/2020)
Sussex County.   (12/1/2019)
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
Hyde County.  (11/10/2019)
Robeson County.  (12/1/2017)
Union County.  (3/9/2017)

North Dakota
Burleigh County.  (12/6/2019)
Sargent County.  (10/22/2017)

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)
Mercer County.  (12/8/2019)
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)
Tuscarawas County. (1/25/2019)
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)

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

Douglas County.  (5/17/2017)

Beaver County.  (2/8/2019)
Blair County/Altoona.  (4/28/2019)
Bradford County.  (2/18/2020)
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)
Lycoming County.  (1/28/2020)
McKean County.  (2/17/2020)
Mercer County.  (2/9/2019)
Northampton County.  (7/20/2017)
Old Forge (Lackawanna County).  3/18/2019)
Pike County.  (2/23/2020)
Potter County.  (2/17/2020)
Susquehanna County.  (2/18/2020)
Tioga County.  (2/17/2020)
Warren County.  (6/30/2019)
Wayne County.  (2/18/2020)
Williamsport.  (1/24/2017)

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

South Dakota
Charles Mix County.  (11/11/2019)
Lawrence County,.  (4/27/2017)

Campbell County.  (12/10/2017)
Carter County.  (2/24/2020)
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)

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

Alleghany County.  (3/4/2020)
Bland County.  (2/16/2020)
Buchanan County.  (12/13/2019)
Carroll County.  (2/28/2020)
Craig County.  (3/3/2020)
Dickenson County.  (2/15/2020)
Floyd County.  (2/27/2020)
Franklin County.  (3/2/2020)
Frederick County.  (2/15/2020)
Giles County.  (2/26/2020)
Grayson County.  (2/27/2020)
Lee County.  (2/15/2020)
Patrick County.  (2/29/2020)
Pulaski County.  (2/26/2020)
Russell County.  (2/15/2020)
Scott County.  (2/16/2020)
Smyth County.  (2/16/2020)
Tazewell County.  (2/16/2020)
Washington County.  (2/16/2020)
Wise County.  (11/9/2019)

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)
Hardy County.  (2/15/2020)
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)

6th congressional district.  (1/27/2018)
Adams County.  (2/6/2017)
Barron County.  (1/3/2020)
Buffalo County.  (3/19/2017)
Burnett County.  (2/24/2018)
Clark County,.  (8/13/2018)
Crawford County.  (5/14/2018)
Florence County.  (11/13/2019)
Fond du Lac County.  (3/7/2018)
Forest County.  (6/16/2019)
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)
Langlade County,.  (6/9/2019)
Lincoln County.  (1/14/2020)
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)
Rusk County.  (6/30/2019)
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)