Saturday, May 30, 2020

Donald Trump: When the looting starts, the shooting starts.





‘Looting’ Comment From Trump Dates Back to Racial Unrest of the 1960s. (The New York Times, 5/28/2020)
The phrase was used prominently by Walter E. Headley, Miami’s former police chief, in 1967 as he pledged a no-holds-barred response to a Christmas-season outbreak of violent crime in black neighborhoods that had left three people dead in attempted robberies. 
Mr. Headley suggested that his department’s tough tactics had kept Miami calm that year, even as race riots were convulsing dozens of other cities and leaving scores dead.



3/18/2020 update starts here.

Photo credit:  Center for Strategic and International Studies

Reported in Trump Defends Using ‘Chinese Virus’ Label, Ignoring Growing Criticism.  (The New York Times, 3/18/2020)


Original 3/18/2020 post, "Perhaps this is the reason why Donald Trump is resorting to heavy use of a nativist dog whistle", starts here.

Voice of America, 3/17/2020

Illustration from The Economist

Related posts:
2020
Remember, folks, Donald Trump is still Donald Trump no matter how he acts.  (3/18/2020)
Fighting Coronavirus: Too bad we didn't get that border wall built.  (3/16/2020)
Donald Trump blows on the the nativist, "foreign virus" dog whistle.  (3/13/2020)
MAGA: The incidents of racism, anti-semitism, and nativism stack up in Trump's America.  (3/6/2020)

Pre-2020
Donald Trump: (a) Nativist, (b) racist, (c) ignoramus, (d) all of the preceding.  (1/15/2018)
Iowa woman enrobes her nativism with Statue of Liberty reference.  (11/1/2016)
Thank you very much, Donald Trump.  11/1/2016)
Please give a warm welcome to our next speaker:  Donald Trump.  (9/26/2015)

Friday, May 29, 2020

2020 Wisconsin elections: Who's running in the 63rd Assembly District


Meet His Vosness, whose political specialty is slash-and-burn.



Joel Jacobsen to again challenge Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.  (Madison.com, 5/16/2020)


A rematch

Sources include  Wisconsin Elections Commission

Related reading:
Some Wisconsin lawmakers double as landlords — and have passed laws that undermine renters' rights.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/14/2019)
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is landlord of 23 properties in a college town — and reviews are mixed.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/14/2019)

It's been a solidly red district.  Let's hope that enough voters are sick and tired of a regal approach to ruling the Assembly.

Source:  Ballotpedia

The Squiggly, Jutting Art 
of the Wisconsin Gerrymander
Source:  Ballotpedia

2020 Wisconsin election posts:
14th Senate District.  (2/24/2020)
16th Senate District.  (1/28/2020)
26th Senate District.  (4/4/2020)
30th Senate District.  (1/18/2020)

1st Assembly District.  (5/8/2020)
29th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
35th Assembly District.  (5/25/2020)
44th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
48th Assembly District.  (3/12/2020)
63rd Assembly District.  (5/29/2020)
67th Assembly District.  (5/4/2020)
69th Assembly District.  (1/16/2020)
76th Assembly District.  (5/13/2020)
82nd Assembly District.  (5/13/2020)
96th Assembly District.  (5/3/2020)

Greetings from Trump's America: Bladen County, North Carolina, where 'just the regular folks' don't get the virus



Smithfield would not provide any data when asked about the number of illnesses at the plant. Neither would state or local health officials. 
“There has been a stigma associated with the virus,” said Teresa Duncan, the director of the health department in Bladen County, where the plant is located. “So we’re trying to protect privacy.”
Lapdog outfit on order for Terri.


Source:  Wikipedia (Bladen County, Elizabethtown)


Shepherd is the largest city in San Jacinto County.  


% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 15.2% - Bladen County
  • 30.5% - North Carolina
  • 31.5% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
  • 21.8% - Bladen County
  • 16.3% - North Carolina
  • 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 29.1% - Bladen County
  • 14.0% - North Carolina
  • 11.8% - U.S.

Less educated, older, rural, plurality of the vote for George Wallace in 1968.

Source:  Wikipedia 
3rd party votes:  12.4% in 1992, 7.5% in 1996. 1.8% in 2016
(George Wallace received 46.4% of the vote in 1968)




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

Arkansas
Cleburne County.  (3/28/2020)
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)

Connecticut
Windham County.  (1/13/2020)

Florida
Citrus County.  (11/9/2019)
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)
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)

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.  (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)

Kansas
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)

Kentucky
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)
McCreary County.  (3/21/2020)
Perry County.  (10/10/2017)
Pike County.  (11/1/2019)
Rowan County.  (6/4/2018)

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

Maine
Piscataquis County.  (7/3/2017)

Michigan
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)

Minnesota
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)

Mississippi
Pontotoc County.  (7/19/2017)

Missouri
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)

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
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)

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)
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)

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)
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)

Tennessee
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)

Texas
Gaines County.  (4/26/2017)
San Jacinto County.  (5/13/2020)
Shackelford County.  (2/26/2018)

Virginia
Alleghany County.  (3/4/2020)
Bath County.  (3/6/2020)
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)
Henry County.  (3/12/2020)
Highland County.  (3/10/2020)
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)

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)
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)

Wisconsin
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)

Mamie Scalise Spear (1928-2020) Warren High School class of 1946



1946 Dragon yearbook

Mamie's high-school activities:  
Girls' Club (2); Nunc et Tunc (2).

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Spear Mamie S Mrs; clerk New Process h505 Park Avenue

It was all downhill for Mamie during the 1900s.  She started out with a run of 13 years (1900-1912) in the top 100, peaking at #59 in 1900.  Curiously, her decline accelerated during the Eisenhower administration, and after 1966 she dropped out of sight and has yet to be heard from again.


Other class of '46 graduates:
2020
Doris Jewell Vicini.  (2/7/2020)

2019
Gerald Nelson.  (3/9/2019)
Rachel Smith Robertson.  (1/21/2019)

2018
Neil Tucker.  (3/28/2018)
John Farrell.  (3/25/2018
Beverly Adams.  (2/28/2018)

2017
Betty Smith Berry.  (11/4/2017)
Robert Gerardi.  (10/15/2017)
Edwin Streich.  (9/3/2017)
Mary Larsen Pierce Foley.  (4/24/2017)

2016
Ruth Figliuzzi.  (11/5/2016)
Donna Mack Schuler.  (3/19/2016)

2015
Carol Jean Niver Hampson.  (10/22/2015)
Frank Marlett.  (9/13/2015)
John Giltinan.  (7/76/2015)
Lela Nichols Akeley.  (6/24/2015)

2014
Ella Atwell Blum.  (12/24/2014)
Betty Carlson Johnson.  (10/26/2014)
H. Kent Peterson.  (10/1/2014)

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Meet the shit show otherwise known as the GOP members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform


Photos:  Committee website (Grothman the Clown excepted)

(wacko conservative news site)

By way of comparison, here's a gallery of the Democratic members.


Related post:
GET ME REWRITE: Far-right GOP Christian zealots howl at the moon (Military Religious Freedom Foundation edition).  (5/15/2020)

GET ME REWRITE: AP reporters freak out over erect nub


Most cases in 1 days:  851 on March 3.  

Cases reported on May 27:  40



Spike in South Korea virus cases shows perils of reopening.  (Omaha World Herald, 5/27/2020)
In South Korea, 40 newly confirmed cases — the biggest daily jump in nearly 50 days — raised alarms as millions of children returned to school Wednesday. 
All but four of the new cases were in the densely populated Seoul region, where officials are scrambling to stop transmissions linked to nightclubs, karaoke rooms and a massive e-commerce warehouse. All were reopened last month when social distancing measures were relaxed.

The number of active cases in South Korea peaked on March 11 -- 79 days ago.


The U.S. is still peaking.


Week by week: COVID-19 cases in the United States



New cases week by week:
  • May 18-24:  (197,593; up 23% over previous week)
  • May 11-17:  (160,026; down 11%))
  • May 4-10:  (179,516; down 11%)
  • April 26-May 3:  (200,862; down 10%)
  • April 19-25:  (222,489; up 9%)
  • April 12-18:  (204,371; down 9%)
  • April 5-11:  (223,627; up 16%)
  • March 29-April 4:  (193,182)

Related articles:
Coronavirus may still be spreading uncontrolled in 24 states, study suggests.  (Washington Post, 3/23/2020)
The coronavirus could be spreading uncontrolled in 24 states in the U.S., particularly in the South and Midwest, according to new research that is yet to be peer-reviewed, which highlights the risk of a second wave of infections in places that reopen too quickly or without sufficient precautions.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

George Ball (1941-2020) Warren High School class of 1959)



1959 Dragon yearbook


1967 Warren City Directory
  • Ball William L (Dorothy) physician 514 West Third Avenue r124 Prescott Lane
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Ball William L & Dorothy; physician 514 West Third Avenue r124 Prescott Lane

The popularity of George as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at daughter-in-law Kristine.

Source:  Social Security Administration

Kristine rapidly rocketed her way from near the bottom of the chart into the top 300 in less than 10 years.   She spent 45 years (1947-1991) in this range, peaking at #104 in 1966.  Her decline was as quick as her rise.

Other members of the class of '59
2020
Gary Rowley.  (4/25/2020)

2018
Linda Lou Tuller Weilacher.  (2/20/2018)
Caroline Blythe Haslet.  (1/28/2018)

2017
Leona Mead Harrington.  (12/15/2017)
Martha Cline Peed.  (9/6/2017)
Carla Mae Gay.  (8/1/2017)
Sharron Lord Rose.  (6/29/2017)
Helen Long Sykes.  (5/24/2017)
William Sweigert.  (4/23/2017)
Raymond Kane.  (1/7/2017)

2016
Suzanne Spattifor Carlson.  (6/27/2016)

2015
David Valone.  (3/7/2015)

2014
Daniel Otterbein.  (9/20/2014)
Jeanne Williams.  (5/25/2014)
Clara Swanson Carlson.  (5/22/2014)