Saturday, April 11, 2020

Retiring Guy suspects that Kayla isn't the only local official thinking along these lines


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Reported in Wisconsin Cities, Villages Brace For Budget Fallout While Operating In Emergency Mode.  (Wisconsin Public Radio, 4/10/2020)

Temporarily?


Teardown at 7022 North Avenue in Middleton WI UPDATE: April construction site visit


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3/10/2020 update starts here

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1/6/2020 update starts here.

Porta-potty remains in place.

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11/14/2019 update starts here.

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10/5/2019 update, "Struggling to get to the finish line", starts here.

Garage door still on back order?

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9/1/2019 update starts here.

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7/24/2019 update 

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7/7/2019 update

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6/22/2019 post starts here.

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5/31/2019 update starts here.

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Related reading:
How Teardowns Are Reshaping Suburbia.  (Governing, December 2015)
Old houses are being torn down and replaced in suburbs all over the country. But not everyone, especially the people being priced out of once-affordable neighborhoods, is happy seeing the past obliterated.


Original 5/22/2019 post starts here.

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Google Views


It was a homely house, I'll admit.


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

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Teardown at Middleton and South in Middleton WI UPDATE: April construction site visit


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10/23/2019 update starts here.

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10/6/2019 update starts here

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8/2/2019 update starts here.

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7/11/2019 update starts here.

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6/22/2019 update starts here.

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

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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)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Meet the autocrats of Wisconsin: Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos




Tony Evers and GOP clash over COVID-19 legislation that would empower budget committee to cut spending.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/8/2020)
LIKELY??!!  Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican-led Legislature are poised for another clash — this time over the GOP's COVID-19 response legislation, which calls for further weakening the governor's authority by giving the state's GOP-led budget committee the ability to cut spending on schools, health care and employee pay, among other things. 
Currently such cuts have to be agreed upon by the committee and Democratic governor. Evers said the provision makes the package unworkable and he would likely veto it.

For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power.  (The New York Times, 3/30/2020)
Oh, rest assured, it will be abused in Wisconsin.  As the coronavirus pandemic brings the world to a juddering halt and anxious citizens demand action, leaders across the globe are invoking executive powers and seizing virtually dictatorial authority with scant resistance. 
Governments and rights groups agree that these extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. States need new powers to shut their borders, enforce quarantines and track infected people. Many of these actions are protected under international rules, constitutional lawyers say. 
But critics say some governments are using the public health crisis as cover to seize new powers that have little to do with the outbreak, with few safeguards to ensure that their new authority will not be abused.

Thin-skinned president with the emotional development of a 6 year old lashes out at World Health Organization



The New York Times, 4/7/2020
In fact, the W.H.O. sounded the alarm in the earliest days of the crisis, declaring a “public health emergency of international concern” a day before the United States secretary of health and human services announced the country’s own public health emergency and weeks before Mr. Trump declared a national emergency.


Related posts:
2020
The president with the emotional development of a 6 year old holds a press briefing.  (3/18/2020)

2019
"GET ME REWRITE", snivels Donald Trump, the president with the emotional development of a 6 year old.  (12/9/2019)
"SO WHAT!!: The further adventures of a president with the emotional development of a 6 year old.  (9/25/2019)
Keeping tabs on a thin-skinned president with the emotional development of a 6 year old.  (7/13/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: This is not what people do when working for a competent, rational boss.  (6/1/2019)
The continuing Niagara of lies from a president with the emotional development of a 6 year old.  (1/11/2019)

2018
Get me rewrite. Donald Trump, the president with the emotional development of a 6 year old, will most assuredly cast blame elsewhere.  (121/5/2018)
"Two maniacs" rain on the parade of president with the emotional development of a 6 year old.  (11/3/2018)
President with the emotional development of a 6 year old loves to shred his own documents.  (6/11/2018)
The Mouth That Roars: President with emotional development of a 6 year old never takes responsibility for his inaction.  (1/30/2018)
 
2017
President with emotional development of a 6 year old visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.  (12/9/2017)
Yet another inane quote from the president with the emotional development of a 6 year old. (2/18/2017)
President with emotional development of 6 year old attends National Prayer Breakfast, settles scores.  (2/2/2017)

May-December 2016
Donald Trump: Stuck in the middle of 1952.  (8/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 6 year old promotes gun nonsense.  (8/9/2016)
Dear Donald Trump, I was wrong; you don't have the emotional development of a 12 year old. My apologies. (6/23/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old cruising on inheritance.  (6/20/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tweets more nonsense.  (5/14/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old resorts to name-calling when zinged.  (5/11/2016)

January-April 2016
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old has a very important, major engagement.  (3/16/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old still makes case for his beautiful, powerful, large penis.  (3/6/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old brags he's the only one who can beat Clinton.  (3/3/2016)
Presidential candidate with the emotional development of a 12 year old disavows.  (3/1/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old wings it.  (2/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old weighs in on Rubio and last night's debate.  (2/26/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old tells us how he really feels.  (2/23/2016)
Yes, Donny, get angry, cuz we want a brave man, a cave man.  (2/22/2016)
Thin-skinned Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old fires volley at Pope.  (2/18/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old should go ahead and put it in the want ads.  (1/29/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old plans to skip debate.  (1/27/2016)
Presidential candidate with emotional development of 12 year old reacts to SOTU.  (1/13/2016)


PANDEMIC HEADLINE NEWS: Chevron CEO Mike Wirth has no trouble paying his bills


Photo credit:  Chevron

Reported in Chevron execs capture big pay raises, CEO made $33 million in 2019.  (East Bay Times, 4/7/2020)

Monday, April 6, 2020

Keeping tabs on authors in LINKcat (Patricia Bosworth)





Patricia Bosworth, Actress-Turned-Author, Dies at 86. (The New York Times, 4/3/2020)

Ms. Bosworth had some success as an actress. She was admitted to the Actors Studio in its glory days, learning method acting alongside Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe. She won some important roles onstage and appeared alongside Audrey Hepburn on film. 
But she always wanted to write, and she found material in the many friendships she had cultivated with luminaries in Hollywood, the theater world and elsewhere — Brando, Montgomery Clift and the photographer Diane Arbus among them. 
She became a successful journalist as well, as an editor and writer for several publications. She was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair for many years.



Related posts:
2020
Clive Cussler.  (2/29/2020)
Charlers Portis.  (2/19/2020)
A, E, Hotchner.  (2/18/2020)
Roger Kahn.  (2/15/2020)
George Steiner.  (2/6/2020)
Mary Higgins Clark.  (2/4/2020)
John Rothchild.  (1/22/2020)
Sylvia Jukes Morris.  (1/20/2020)
Johanna Lindsey.  (1/15/2020)
Elizabeth Wurtzel.  (1/11/2020)

2019
Robert K. Massie.  (12/4/2019)
John Simon.  (12/1/2019)
James I. Robertson.  (11/20/2019)
Stephen Dixon.  (11/12/2019)
Ernest J. Gaines.  (11/8/2019)
Kate Braverman.  (10/28/2019)
Sol Stein.  (9/30/2019)
Anne Rivers Siddons.  (9/19/2019)
Paule Marshall.  (8/27/2019)
Toni Morrison.  (8/12/2019)
Martin Mayer.  (8/3/2019)
Wright Morris.  (7/25/2019)
Judith Krantz.  (6/27/2019)
Nearly forgotten "sociological megahits" of 1970.  (6/18/2019)
Anthony Price.  (6/17/2019)
Herman Wouk.  (5/20/2019)
Warren Adler.  (4/23/2019)
Dan Jenkins.  (3/10/2019)

2018
Neal Thompson.  (6/17/2018)
Barbara Kafka.  (6/8/2018)
Weeding or historical sanitization at LINKcat libraries?  (6/2/2018)

2017
Aline Countess of Romanones.  (12/17/2017)
Kit Reed.  (10/1/2017)
Carol J. Adams shares feminist classics from her personal library.  (9/8/2017)

2016
E. M. Nathanson.  (4/10/2016)

2015
Gunter Grass (1927-2015).  (4/15/2015)

2014
Thomas Berger  (1924-2014).  (7/23/2014)
Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014)  (4/8/2014)

2013
Barbara Branden.  (12/26/2013)


GOP point/counterpoint flip-flip (Surgeon General Jerome Adams edition)



Reported in US surgeon general: Americans should be more concerned about the flu than coronavirus.  (USA Today, 2/4/2020)


Reported in 'This is going to be our Pearl Harbor': Surgeon general warns USA faces worst week of coronavirus outbreak.  (USA Today, 4/5/2020)


3/30/2020 edition starts here.

Yes, Jim is a Republican.


On the Political Right, Anger and Suspicion Over Virus Precautions.  (The New York Times, 7/17/2020)
Keen to defend President Trump from criticism and portray virus-related warnings as politically motivated fear-mongering, conservative organizations, media and Trump loyalists are undermining state and local government efforts to convey accurate information and protect their constituents.


Quoted in Gov. Justice Orders Shutdown of Non-Essential W.Va. Businesses.  (Wheeling News-Register, 3/24/2020)


3/28/2020 update starts here


Quoted in Rep. Don Young tells Alaska seniors ‘beer virus’ fears are overblown, skips vote on COVID-19 relief.  (Anchorage Daily News, 3/18/2020)


Reported in Alaska congressman says he didn't fully grasp virus impact.  (30 ABC St. Louis, 3/27/2020)


3/26/2020 Mike Parson edition starts here


Reported in Gov. Parson Calling on Common Sense and Personal Responsibility to Get Through Coronavirus Crisis.  (KRMS, 3/16/2020)


Reported in Parson asks Trump for disaster declaration to fight ‘devastating’ COVID-19 in Missouri.  (Kansas City Star, 3/25/2020)


Related posts:
Florida.  (3/26/2020)
Iowa.  (3/26/2020)
Louisiana.  (3/26/2020)
Massachusetts.  (3/26/2020)
Michigan.  (3/25/2020)
New Jersey.  (3/26/2020)
New York State.  (3/26/2020)
Pennsylvania.  (3/25/2020)
Texas.  (3/25/2020)
Washington State.  (3/25/2020)
Wisconsin.  (3/24/2020)
"Close to zero" coronavirus point/ counterpoint.  (3/26/2020)
Worldometer tracks the coronavirus (new edition).  (3/25/2020)
Worldometer (and others) track the Coronavirus.  (3/19/2020)