Saturday, March 9, 2019

Greetings from Howard County, Maryland, a blue zone where most voters recognize Donald Trump for the con man he is

At the annual Howard County GOP’s Lincoln Day dinner Friday night, with speeches from the lieutenant governor, the county executive, the county chair, a veteran delegate and others, clearly one item was off the menu — Donald Trump.
Source: Wikipedia

Located west of Baltimore County

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 61.2% - Howard
  • 39.0% - Maryland
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Source:  Wikipedia
(3rd-party candidates received 16.5% of vote in 1992, 7.4% of vote in 1996, 7.5% in 2016)

Other blue zone posts:
Michigan.  Washtenaw County.  (3/9/2019)

Red, but definitely not Trump's America: Greetings from Johnson County, Kansas, where the GOP experienced some major shrinkage in 2016

“People who tend to identify themselves as more conservative look at bigger home lots, aren’t as interested in pubic transportation, larger cities or walkable communities,” he said. “They look at areas like Olathe, Gardener and south Overland Park.” 
Those choosing to live inside the 435 loop tend to be more interested in walkable neighborhoods and being close the big city amenities of Kansas City. The area also has a younger and more diverse population, Miller said.

Source:  Wikipedia
Bordering the southern edge of Wyandotte County (Kansas City)

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

In 2016, the Republican margin of victory shrank by 14.8 percentage points.

Source:  Wikipedia
(3rd party votes: 25.6% in 1992; 6.5% in 1996; 8.7% in 2016))

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 54.6% - Johnson County
  • 32.3% - Kansas
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Other Red but not Trump's America location:
Colorado.  Jefferson County.  (3/9/2019)
Minnesota.  Carver County.  (3/9/2019)
Ohio.  Delaware County  (3/8/2019)
Wisconsin.  Ozaukee County.  (3/8/2019)

Red, but not Trump's America: Greetings from Jefferson County, Colorado, where the GOP experienced some shrinkage in 2016

If Donald Trump is going to win Colorado, he is not going to be able to do it without the state's populous suburbs. But in recent elections, those very places -- like Jefferson County, Colorado -- have leaned toward the Democratic Party. 
Jefferson comprises a solid chunk of the Denver metro area. It is home to a slightly smaller Hispanic population relative to the state and a whole lot of beer. Its job picture has been looking good, and its population is relatively well-educated.

Source:  Wikipedia
Bordering the southern edge of Denver

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

In 2016, the Republican margin of victory shrank by 7.6 percentage points.

Source:  Wikipedia
(3rd party votes: 28.7% in 1992; 7.0% in 1996; 8.7% in 2016))

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 43.1% - Jefferson County
  • 39.4% - Colorado
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Othre Red but not Trump's America location:
Carver County, Minnesota.  (3/9/2019)
Delaware County, Ohio.  (3/8/2019)
Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.  (3/8/2019)

Red, but not Trump's America: Greetings from Carver County, Minnesota, where the GOP experienced some shrinkage in 2016

That’s not to say there weren’t surprises among Carver County cities. The biggest upset was Chanhassen, a city that hasn't voted for a Democrat since George McGovern in 1972. Chanhassen voted for Hillary Clinton, by a vote of 7,003 to 6,754.

Source:  Wikipedia
Bordering Minneapolis/Hennipin County to the west

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

In 2016, the Republican margin of victory shrank by 6.1 percentage points.

Source:  Wikipedia
(3rd party votes: 30.3% in 1992; 15.0% in 1996; 9.6% in 2016))

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 47.5% - Carver County
  • 34.8% - Minnesota
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Other Red but not Trump's America location:
Delaware County, Ohio.  (3/8/2019)
Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.  (3/8/2019)

"Nothing But a Heartache" by the Flirtations debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending March 8, 1969

If you listen to Little Steven's Underground Garage on a regular basis, you know that its DJs have a soft spot in their hearts for the girl groups of the 1960s -- the Flirtations, included.   (They don't make this top 10 list.)

"Nothing But a Heartache" is the group's only single to reach the Billboard Hot 100.  Although it spent 14 weeks there, it couldn't manage to crack the top 30, let alone the top 10, where it deserved to land.

In other chart action... 

The 3 singles that set the pace for the week quickly faltered.   Brooklyn Bridge would remain a one-hit wonder, never finding a follow-up to "Worst That Could Happen".  Vanilla Fudge, in their last Hot 100 appearance, obviously went to the Motown well one too many times.  And the Vogues, with four singles in the top 10 to their credit, wouldn't come close to this level in their last 3 tries before officially hitting the oldies circuit.  Unofficially, they'd been doing so since 1968's "Turn Around, Look at Me".

In big-time chart action, the Fifth Dimension's "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In", one of a number of covers from the musical "Hair", put them in the top 10 for the 3rd time and at #1 for the first of two appearances there.   The Ventures' "Hawaii Five-O" put them in the top 10 for the first time since 1964.

Related article:
Solid gold northern soul:  The Flirtations "Nothing But a Heartache".  (Dangerous Minds, 11/26/2012)
The Flirtations were three women from South Carolina who moved to the UK in the late 60s to record for the Deram label. Unfortunately, none of their records were major hits, even though history has looked on some of them very kindly indeed.

Related posts:
August 1968
"I Say a Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin
"In-a-gadda-da-vida: by Iron Butterfly
"Piece of My Heart" by Brother and the Holding Company 

September 1968
"Fire!" by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
"Hey Jude" by the Beatles
"All Along the Watchtower" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
"Bang-shang-a-lang" by the Archies

October 1968
"White Room" by Cream 
"Ride My See-Saw" by the Moody Blues
"Love Child" by Diana Ross and the Supremes
"Abraham, Martin & John" by Dion

November 1968
"For Once in my Life" by Stevie Wonder 
"Hang 'em High" by Booker T. & the MG's
"Hooked on a Feeling" by B. J. Thomas 
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
"Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone

December 1968
"Going Up The Country" by Canned Heat
"Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells
"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" by Bob Seger
"Touch Me" by the Doors

January 1969
"Build Me Up Buttercup" by the Foundations
"Games People Play" by Joe South
"I Got a Line on You" by Spirit
"Proud Mary" by  Credence Clearwater Revival

February 1969
"Do Your Thing" by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
"Time of the Season" by the Zombies
"Hot Smoke and Sasafrass" by Bubble Puppy
"The Letter" by the Arbors

March 1969
"Only the Strong Survive" by Jerry Butler

Gerald Nelson (1928-2019) Warren High School class of 1946

1946 Dragon yearbook

Gerald's high-school activities:  none listed

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Gregersen Dorothy M Mrs ofc wkr Gaughn's Drug Store  h107 N Irvine
  • Kittner Virgil H Jr & Sally J; mgr-sls admn Rexnord Coupling  Div h79  Mohawk av
  • Nelson Anna B Mrs retd h554 Crescent Pk
  • Nelson Gerald W & Raya M; mtcemn NF h130 N South

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

Eric didn't look to have much of a future during the first three decades of the 20th century, but after a 48-point bump in 1933, he reached the top 100 in 1950, where he remained for 61 years (1950-2010).  His best years occcured from 1973 to 1976, when he peaked at #13.

Other class of '46 graduates:
Rachel Smith Robertson.  (1/21/2019)

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

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

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

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

Ella Atwell Blum.  (12/24/2014)
Betty Carlson Johnson.  (10/26/2014)
H. Kent Peterson.  (10/1/2014)
Kenneth Lundahl.  (9/21/2014)

Carl Leave.  (12/26/2013)

Greetings from Washtenaw County, Michigan, a blue zone where most voters recognized Donald Trump for the con man he is

Source: Wikipedia

Located west of Detroit/Wayne County
The county seat is Ann Arbor,
home of the University of Michigan

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 54.3% - Washtenaw County
  • 28.1% - Michigan
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Source:  Wikipedia
(3rd-party candidates received 16.6% of vote in 1992, 8.7% of vote in 1996)

Greetings from Trump's America: Monroe County, Michigan, where voters flipped for Trump in 2016

Jana Ansel said her decision to vote for Donald Trump came down to one main priority. 
“For me, it was the issue of human life,” the 36-year-old Ida resident said. “That issue was paramount. I really felt like Hillary’s stance on abortion is deplorable.”

Source: Wikipedia

Located between Detroit/Wayne County to the north 
and Ohio to the south

Percentage of population 25 and older with a bachelor's degree:
  • 18.6% - Monroe County
  • 28.1% - Michigan
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Prior to flipping for Trump, Monroe County had voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in 4 of the 5 previous elections.

(3rd-party candidates received 23.4% of vote in 1992, 12.9% of vote in 1996)

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)

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)

Citrus County.  (3/5/2017)
DeSoto County,.  (9/9/2017)

Kootenai County.  (9/25/2017)

Effingham County.  (2/15/2018)
Franklin County.  (2/27/2017)
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)

Granger.  (3/26/2017)
Hendricks County.  (10/1/2017)
Huntington County.  (4/27/2017)
Jefferson County.  (3/10/2018)
Posey County.  (10/21/2017)
Scott County,.  (10/21/2017)

Adair County.  (9/16/2018)
Adams County.  (9/16/2018)
Allamakee County.  (7/31/2018)
Appanoose County.  (8/4/2018)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Sioux County.  (8/26/2018 update)
Tama County.  (7/6/2018)
Taylor County.  (9/16/2018)
Union County.  (9/10/2017)
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.  (8/8/2017)

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

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)

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

Piscataquis County.  (7/3/2017)

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

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)

Pontotoc County.  (7/19/2017)

Butler County.  (7/22/2018)

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)

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)

Bryan County.  (5/5/2017)
Nowata County.  (5/5/2018)

Douglas County.  (5/17/2017)

Beaver County.  (2/8/2019)
Cambria County (Johnstown).  (6/3/2017)
Dauphin County. (4/22/2017)
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)
Wayne County.  (3/1/2018)
Williamsport.  (1/24/2017)

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

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

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)

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

Grays Harbor County.  (8/20/2017)

West Virginia
Berkeley County.  (3/25/2018)
Boone County.  (3/23/2018)
Cabell County.  (8/4/2017)
Fayette County.  (1/24/2017)
Greenbrief County.  (12/14/2018)
Jackson County.  (6/18/2017)
Marshall County.  (2/7/2018)
Mason County.  (12/16/2017)
McDowell County.  (7/10/2017)
Mingo County.  (3/25/2018)
Summers County.  (3/25/2018)
Wayne County.  (3/24/2018)
Wood County.  (1/15/2019)

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)
Vernon County.  (5/14/2018)
Waushara County.  (2/6/2017)
Winnebago County.  (11/27/2017)
Wood County.  (3/8/2018)