Saturday, December 9, 2017

Climate change as a matter of fact: Emaciated polar bear on Somerset Island above the Arctic Circle in Canada



‘We stood there crying’: Emaciated polar bear seen in 'gut-wrenching'.  (Washington Post, 12/9/2017) 
The world’s tragedies often have images that end up defining them: A five-year old screaming in Iraq after her parents were killed by U.S. soldiers. A starving child being stalked by a vulture during a ruthless famine in Sudan. 
A video released this week of an extremely emaciated polar bear has served as a similar purpose: as a rallying cry and stand-in for a largely unmitigated environmental disaster.

Previous climate change as a matter of fact posts:
California fires.  (12/8/2017)
Wisconsin.  (11/16/2017)
Hampton Roads, Virginia.  (11/4/2017)
U.S. military bases.  (9/22/2017)
Georgia peach orchards.  (9/18/2017)
Northeast U.S. pine forests.  (8/29/2017)
Tangier Island, Virginia.  (8/25/2017)
South of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. (8/25/2017)
New Orleans.  (8/12/2017)
Kenya.  (7/23/2017)
Portugal.  (6/19/2017)
The Netherlands.  (6/19/2017)
Brazil.  (6/8/2017)
Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.  (5/20/2017)
Madeline Island, Wisconsin.  (2/23/2017)
Mexico City.  (2/19/2017)
Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Moose of Maine.  (1/21/2017)
Florida Keys.  (1/14/2017)
California wine country.  (1/11/2017)
Kaktovik, Alaska.  (12/20/2016)
Bolivia.  (7/11/2016)
Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park.  (7/7/2016)
Kiribati.  (7/6/2016)
Peru,  (5/21/2016)

President with emotional development of a 6 year old visits Mississippi Civil Rights Museum



Trump, Rejecting Calls to Stay Away, Speaks at Civil Rights Museum.  (The New York Times, 12/9/2017)

Related posts:
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)
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)
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)

Donald Trump and Terry Gou: Scott Walker loves these two peas in a pod



Terry Gou quoted in Why Foxconn's CEO Thinks Trump Is Good for American Business.  (Fortune, 12/6/2016)


Other Foxconn posts:
Reggie White:Green Bay Packers:: Foxconn:Wisconsin (Scott Walker analogy reveals his crazed desperation).  (8/10/2017)

Greetings from Trump's America: Jackson County, Kentucky, where 58.4% of the population claims to be 'native' American


In Donald Trump's America, more people claim 'American' ancestry; census data shows.  (Cleveland.com, 12/8/2017)
In 57 U.S. counties, one-third or more of the people identified as American. Trump won 56 of those counties, usually by wide margins. His average vote share in those 56 counties was 75 percent. 
Fourteen of the 57 counties are in Tennessee, 13 in Kentucky, seven in Virginia, and five each in Alabama and Florida.

Source:  Wikipedia









Other Trump's America posts:
Lee County, Kentucky.  (12/9/2017).
Adams County, Ohio.  (12/9/2017)
Robeson County, North Carolina.  (12/1/2017)
Macomb County, Michigan.  (11/29/2017)
Winnebago County, Wisconsin.  (11/27/2017)
Marion County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Geneva County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Covington County, Alabama. (11/11/2017)
Richland County, Wisconsin.  (11/10/2017)
Bibb County, Alabama.  (11/10/2017)
Maury County, Tennessee.  (10/31/2017)
Sargent County, North Dakota.  (10/22/2017)
Scott County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Posey County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Hancock County, Kentucky.  (10/21/2017)
Price County, Wisconsin.  (10/21/2017)
Clinton County, Iowa.   (10/15/2017)
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
Perry County, Kentucky.  (10/10/2017)
Sumner County, Kansas.  (10/1/2017)
Hendricks County, Indiana.  (10/1/2017)
Kootenai County, Idaho.  (9/25/2017)
Union County, Iowa.  (9/10/2017)
DeSoto County, Florida.  (9/9/2017)
Erie County, Pennsylvania.  (9/2/2017)
Grays Harbor County, Washington.  (8/20/2017)
Franklin County, Iowa, (8/14/2017)
UPDATE:  Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  (8/10/2017)
Wright County, Iowa.  (8/8/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (8/4/2017)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  (7/20/2017)
Mesa County, California.  (7/20/2017)
Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  (7/19/2017)
McDowell County, West Virginia.  (7/10/2017)
Shasta County, California.  (7/4/2017)
Piscataquis County, Maine.  (7/3/2017)
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota  (7/2/2017)
Autauga County, Alabama.  (6/29/2017)
Letcher County, Kentucky.  (6/29/2017)
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
Marion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
Illinois 16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
New York 19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
Granger, Indiana, bad hombre.  (3/26/2017)
Clark County, Kansas.  (3/21/2017)
Defiance County, Ohio .  (3/21/2017)
Williams County, Ohio.  (3/21/2017)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin.  (3/20/2017)
Clark County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Taylor County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Highland County, Ohio.   (3/19/2017)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
Franklin County, Illinois.  (2/27/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky.  (2/17/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (2/9/2017)
Where voters abandoned the Democratic Party in droves.   (2/7/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties, Iowa.  (2/7/2017)
Adams and Waushara counties, Wisconsin.  (2/6/2017)
McHenry County, Illinois.  (2/5/2017)
Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Mitchell County, Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Fayette County, West Virginia.  (1/24/2017)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  (1/24/2017)
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2017)
Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump.  (1/15/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)

Greetings from Trump's America: Lee County, Kentucky, where 61% of the population claims to be 'native' American


In Donald Trump's America, more people claim 'American' ancestry; census data shows.  (Cleveland.com, 12/8/2017)
New census data released this week shows an increasing number of U.S. residents identify themselves as "American" when asked for their ancestry.

Source:  Wikipedia





Source: CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Adams County, Ohio.  (12/9/2017)
Robeson County, North Carolina.  (12/1/2017)
\Macomb County, Michigan.  (11/29/2017)
Winnebago County, Wisconsin.  (11/27/2017)
Marion County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Geneva County, Alabama.  (11/11/2017)
Covington County, Alabama. (11/11/2017)
Richland County, Wisconsin.  (11/10/2017)
Bibb County, Alabama.  (11/10/2017)
Maury County, Tennessee.  (10/31/2017)
Sargent County, North Dakota.  (10/22/2017)
Scott County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Posey County, Indiana.  (10/21/2017)
Hancock County, Kentucky.  (10/21/2017)
Price County, Wisconsin.  (10/21/2017)
Clinton County, Iowa.   (10/15/2017)
Morgan County, Ohio.  (10/10/2017)
Perry County, Kentucky.  (10/10/2017)
Sumner County, Kansas.  (10/1/2017)
Hendricks County, Indiana.  (10/1/2017)
Kootenai County, Idaho.  (9/25/2017)
Union County, Iowa.  (9/10/2017)
DeSoto County, Florida.  (9/9/2017)
Erie County, Pennsylvania.  (9/2/2017)
Grays Harbor County, Washington.  (8/20/2017)
Franklin County, Iowa, (8/14/2017)
UPDATE:  Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.  (8/10/2017)
Wright County, Iowa.  (8/8/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (8/4/2017)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  (7/20/2017)
Mesa County, California.  (7/20/2017)
Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  (7/19/2017)
McDowell County, West Virginia.  (7/10/2017)
Shasta County, California.  (7/4/2017)
Piscataquis County, Maine.  (7/3/2017)
Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota  (7/2/2017)
Autauga County, Alabama.  (6/29/2017)
Letcher County, Kentucky.  (6/29/2017)
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
Marion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
Illinois 16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
New York 19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
Granger, Indiana, bad hombre.  (3/26/2017)
Clark County, Kansas.  (3/21/2017)
Defiance County, Ohio .  (3/21/2017)
Williams County, Ohio.  (3/21/2017)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin.  (3/20/2017)
Clark County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Taylor County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Highland County, Ohio.   (3/19/2017)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
Franklin County, Illinois.  (2/27/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky.  (2/17/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (2/9/2017)
Where voters abandoned the Democratic Party in droves.   (2/7/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties, Iowa.  (2/7/2017)
Adams and Waushara counties, Wisconsin.  (2/6/2017)
McHenry County, Illinois.  (2/5/2017)
Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Mitchell County, Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Fayette County, West Virginia.  (1/24/2017)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  (1/24/2017)
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2017)
Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump.  (1/15/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)

Dear Kenosha News editorial staff, Right now it's just Dane County that's booming


Dane County accounts for 47% of the Wisconsin's estimated population growth since the 2010 federal census.


Moreover, Dane County accounts for 77.6% of the state's estimated population growth (from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016)


Source of above 2 graphs:  Madison, Dane County lead the state population growth in latest U.S. Census estimates.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/25/2017)

***Dane County has already exceeded its 2020 estimated population.


Our view:  Wisconsin is booming.  (Kenosha News, 12/7/2017)
It's likely that a lot of that money will end up in Illinois.  On the day the gates open at the Foxconn facility, thousands of employees will start earning paychecks for jobs that don’t exist today. That money, for the most part goes back into the economy — one way or the other. In addition to paying mortgages and car payments, even groceries and gasoline, some of that money will also go into savings and investments — the fuel that ultimately drives our economy.

All of Wisconsin is not booming.  And in the northern and western parts of the state, Foxconn won't make a bit of difference.
Population down in 35 Wisconsin counties.  (Green Bay Press Gazette, 3/27/2015)
Wisconsin population trends show urban areas growing, rural areas shrinking.  (Capital Times, 3/26/2016)
Rural Wisconsin counties continue to lose population.  (WisContext, 6/28/2016)

Friday, December 8, 2017

Merry Christmas: Scott Walker helps fired White House chief of staff Reince Priebus lick his wounds



Reince Priebus:  'There's nothing like working for President Trump'.  (Duke Today, 12/5/2017)

You'd think with the time he has on his hands now, Reince could get around to updating his LinkedIn profile.



Brad Courtney is the current chair

Under the circumstance, I would not have used this idiomatic phrase


Photo credit:  Twitter

‘Everything is literally burning around you.’ Raging wildfires continue to spread in Southern California.  (Washington Post, 12/8/2017)

Too close to home.


"Out of the Woods" appears on Leon Russell's Carney (reviewer, who wasn't born when the album was released, gets it wrong, users get it right), which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart for the week ending July 15, 1972.  It spent 35 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2 for 4 weeks.  (I will always remember the night when KPPC....Pasadena played the album in its entirety on the day it was released.



Related post:
Climate change as a matter of fact:  California fires.  (12/8/2017)

Auto tour of Crestwood neighborhood on the west side of Madison WI


Elder Place, right onto Bordner Drive



Crestwood 
Boundaries:
  • East:  Rosa Road
  • North:  Old Sauk Road
  • West:  Owen Conservation Park
  • South: Crestwood Place


Elder Place u-turn at end of cul-de-sac




Timeline and description
  • 1936.  Group of state worker form the Wisconsin Cooperative Housing Association
  • Primary features
    • quiet streets
    • natural woodlands
    • grassy parkland
  • Vision
    • discourage trafffic
    • preserve the land
    • provide parkland
  • 1940.  About 20 homes built.  More planned.
Sources:

A view from the east side of Rosa Road

Photo by Retiring Guy

Related posts:
Auto tour of Westmorland neighborhood, Madison WI.  (12/7/2017)
Approach and auto tour of Owen Parkway, Hoyt Park.  (12/6/2017)
Auto tour of Indian Hills subdivision,  (12/6/2017)
Auto tour of Pilgrim Village.  (12/5/2017)
Auto tour of Highlands.  (12/5/2017)
UPDATE.  Madison's "Levittown" at 66. (12/2/2017)

Climate change as a matter of fact: California fires




Photo credit:  UCLA

Quoted in In Warming California, a Future of More Fire.  (The New York Times, 12/7/2017)

Previous climate change as a matter of fact posts:
Wisconsin.  (2/16/2017)
Hampton Roads, Virginia.  (11/4/2017)
U.S. military bases.  (9/22/2017)
Georgia peach orchards.  (9/18/2017)
Northeast U.S. pine forests.  (8/29/2017)
Tangier Island, Virginia.  (8/25/2017)
South of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. (8/25/2017)
New Orleans.  (8/12/2017)
Kenya.  (7/23/2017)
Portugal.  (6/19/2017)
The Netherlands.  (6/19/2017)
Brazil.  (6/8/2017)
Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.  (5/20/2017)
Madeline Island, Wisconsin.  (2/23/2017)
Mexico City.  (2/19/2017)
Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Moose of Maine.  (1/21/2017)
Florida Keys.  (1/14/2017)
California wine country.  (1/11/2017)
Kaktovik, Alaska.  (12/20/2016)
Bolivia.  (7/11/2016)
Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park.  (7/7/2016)
Kiribati.  (7/6/2016)
Peru,  (5/21/2016)

Still marching in the parade of GOP incompetents, Attorney General Brad Schimel



Attorney general says he will fix error in court filing about Journal Sentinel reporter.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/7/2017)

Other Schimel posts:
Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel places himself above the law.  (2/16/2017)
When WI Attorney General Brad Schimel sez "kick ass every day", what does he mean exactly?  (1/7/2017)
UPDATE. So sez Scott Walker/Brad Schimel mouthpiece.  (11/3/2016)
UPDATE. Once again, it's 'mission accomplished' for proponents of voter ID.  (10/13/2016)
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel serves up a partisan mush of GOP talking points.  (9/21/2016)
Despite recent appeals panel ruling, Brad Schimel continues to waste taxpayer money.  (8/24/2016)
Get me rewrite:  Schimel 'misspeaks' again.  (8/16/2016)
Get me rewrite:  Wisconsin is open for polluters.  (7/12/2016)
The best and the brightest: DOJ mouthpiece sez, "Fuck it, we're not doin' our jobs!".  (6/21/2016)
How corrupt is the Walker administration? Read up on 2011 Wisconsin Act 21 for the answer.  (5/11/2016)
Who's Running for Wisconsin Attorney General in 2014: Waukesha County DA Brad Schimel.  (10/10/2013)

Freedom Caucus crazy Trent Franks bypasses 2018 retirement announcement, goes directly to resignation


Another unlikely pickup opportunity for the Democrats in 2018.

Source:  Ballotpedia

Facing sexual harassment investigation, Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigns.  (USA Today, 12/8/2017)

Underperforming, Trump won this district by 21.1 percentage points in 2016, whereas Romney won by 24.8 percentage points in 2012.  And a far cry from Franks' 37.1 percentage-point margin in 2016.


Sourcegovtrack

Other Trent Franks posts:
Freedom Caucus crazy Trent Franks is just fine and dandy with Joe Arpaio pardon.  (8/27/2017)
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination.  (4/25/2017)
Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus.  (4/3/2017)
Freedom Caucus crazy Trent Franks offers up a Hobson's choice on House budget battle.  (3/4/2016)
Planned Parenthood videos altered? Makes no never mind.  (11/29/2015)
Meet 'the crazies' in the U.S. House of Representatives,  (9/29/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (7/1/2015)
No friend to the environment.  (11/17/2014)

Related Congress retirement/resignation posts:
Sexting scandal forces Texas GOP congressman Joe Barton to announce retirement in his 32nd year of service.  (12/4/2017)
After 26 years in Congress, Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte is retiring but don't expect Democrats to flip this House seat.  (11/10/2017)
After 14 years in Congress, Texas Republican Ted Poe is retiring but don't expect Democrats to flip this House seat.  (11/9/2017)
After 24 years in the U.S. House, New Jersey Republican Frank LoBiondo is retiring.  (11/9/2017)
Tennessee Republican Diane Black is retiring from Congress but there'll be no pickup for Democrats in this deep red district.  (11/6/2017) 
Kansas Republican Lynn Jenkins is retiring from Congress but don't expect Democrats to flip this seat.  (11/6/2017) 
Actually, I wouldn't put too much stock in Lamar Smith's retirement announcement.  (11/3/2017)
Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling is retiring from the House but there'll be no pickup for Democrats here.  (10/31/2017)
Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is retiring from Congress and maybe there's a glimmer of hope for Democrats.  (10/27/2017)
Pennsylvania Republican Charlie Dent is retiring from Congress but don't expect Democrats to flip this seat.  (10/24/2017)
Michigan Republican Dave Trott is retiring from Congress but don't expect Democrats to flip this seat.  (10/23/2017)
Ohio Republican Patrick Tiberi is retiring from Congress but don't expect Democrats to flip this seat.  (10/22/2017)

Make America Great Again: By extention, Ray Moore's favorite musician must be Stephen Foster



Quoted in Roy Moore:  Last time America was 'great' was during 'slavery'.  (Newsweek, 12/7/2017)

Related reading:
What is Roy Moore's record on civil rights?  (al.cpm, 11/27/2017)
On the campaign trail, Republican U.S. Senate candidate raised eyebrows when he said the last time America was great was when families were united "even though we had slavery." 
But Moore's history of questionable remarks and actions on civil rights dates back to before the campaign. 
In 2004, Moore opposed proposed Amendment 2 to the Alabama Constitution, which would have stricken language mandating that schools be segregated and makes mention of poll taxes
Two excerpts from Can't escape Stephen Foster.  (The New Yorker, 3102014)
Which is to say that Southern nostalgia was, in part, invented by a Yankee who spent almost no time in the South, long before the South was even something to be nostalgic about. 
“Oh, Susanna” is sung from the point of view of an African-American man, apparently free and wandering with a banjo from Alabama to Louisiana (in 1846!). He sings in a thick dialect that is Foster’s own invention, and the second verse, which is never sung today, contains the unforgettable line:

Related posts:
UPDATE. Less than a week before special election, Roy Moore leads Doug Jones in the polls by 2.3 percentage points.  (12/6/2017)
UPDATE.  Donald Trump and Roy Moore:  Like two peas in a pod.  (11/21/2017)
UPDATE. On average, Doug Jones continues to narrow the gap in Alabama U.S. Senate special election polls.  (11/17/2017)
For many years, Roy Moore has been the talk of the town in Gadsden, Alabama.  (11/14/2017)
"He's embarrassing": Roy Moore has plenty of detractors in his home state.  (11/11/2017)
Welcome to Trump's America, Marion County, Alabama, where the GOP chairman says that 32-year-old Roy Moore kissed a 14-year-old girl -- that's all, folks!  (11/11/2017)
UPDATE. This Roy Moore shout-out from a guy who received 16% of 2016 House primary vote against Paul Ryan.  (11/11/2017)
Welcome to Trump's America, Covington County, Alabama, where the GOP chairman thinks the latest about Roy Moore is fake news.  (11/11/2017)
Meet Roy Moore, President Emeritus of the Foundation for Moral Law.  (11/10/2017)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) is very unhappy with this Roy Moore fundraising pitch.  (11/10/2017)
Welcome to Trump's America, Bibb County, Alabama, where the GOP chairman shrugs off the latest news about Roy Moore.  (11/10/2017)