Saturday, June 1, 2019

Josephine Gregerson Baker (1933-2019) Warren High School class of 1951

1949 Dragon yearbook
Josephine is 7th from the left in the 1st row.  Saddle shoes.

1967 Warren City Directory
  • William and Josephine are listed in the county section as living at 14 Winger av Clarendon
1983 Warren City Directory
  • ditto

The popularity of Josephine as a baby name is graphed here.

A Millennial (1981-1999) Generation Z (2000- ) fav, Kaylee made her debut in 1984 and has since spent 21 years in the top 100, peaking at #29 in 2009.  Looks like she's fading now.

Other members of the WHS class of 1951:
Tilda Hildum Hulteburg.  (2/7/2019)
George Gern (2/6/2019)

Patricia Elaine Black Williams.  (10/12/2017)
Marilyn Albaugh Frycklund.  (9/23/2017)
Carol Amacher.  (5/30/2017)
John Wood.  (5/28/2017)
Catherine Collins Sheldon.  (4/22/2017)
Ronald McCain.  (4/13/2017)
Elaine Crecraft McDunn.  (3/1/2017)
Albert Kondak.  (2/28/2017)
Richard Cook.  (2/16/2017)
Marilyn Pasquino Nyberg.  (1/19/2017)

Mark Bevevino.  (8/26/2016)
Diedra Peterson Andersen.  (6/8/2016)
Marilyn Lyke Bonace.  (6/6/2016)
John Tingwell.  (6/5/2016)

Donald Quiggle.  (12/19/2015)
Genevieve Larson McKown.  (12/16/2015)
Franklin Reiff.  (7/14/2015)
Mary Ann Font Schafer.  (6/29/2015)

GET ME REWRITE: O'Jays "For the Love of Money" endorsed as NBA theme song

Adam Silver Says the N.B.A. Is Flying, and He Is Sort of Right. (The New York Times, 5/31/2019)

The O'Jays "For the Love of Money" debuted at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending April 14, 1974.  It spent 16weeks on the chart, peaking at #9.  (Crime alert.)

What the fuck?!  Why not go year round?

Related reading:
NBA training camp 2018: Start dates, schedules and top storylines as teams prepare for new season.  (CBS Sport, 9/22/2018)

Answer: A one-and-done congressman from Texas

First of all, he won an 18-person primary with 27.1% of the vote.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement.


15 men (88.8% of vote), 3 women (the rest).

GOP gerrymandered, by the way.

Secondly, he didn't exactly kick butt in the GOP primary runoff.

And, finally, he's clearly no Lamar Smith.  He won by less than 3 percentage points.


In 2014, a Green Party candidate received 14.7% of the vote, a Libertarian 13.5%.  No Democrat challenged Smith.

I'd say Chip is

The 'childish stunt' tag team: Freedom Caucus Crazy members and men on black Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) and Chip Roy (R-Texas)

For Second Time, One Republican’s Objection Delays Disaster Aid.  (The New York Times, 5/28/2019
House Democrats tried for a second time on Tuesday to use a procedural vote to pass a Senate-approved $19.1 billion package while most lawmakers are spending a weeklong recess outside of Washington. But Representative Thomas Massie, Republican of Kentucky, used the power of a single lawmaker to object to the vote, pushing for the full chamber to be present to vote on legislation.  
“The bill is going to be signed into law before the end of the first week of June,” Representative Austin Scott, Republican of Georgia, said in an interview last week after Mr. Roy’s objection. “Quite honestly, it’s a childish stunt.”

Original 1/16/2019 post, "When ideology trumps constituent service (the brave Thomas Massie of Kentucky edition)", starts here.

Source:  Tax Foundation

Top 10 states;
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  2. Mississippi
  3. Arizona
  4. Kentucky
  5. New Mexico
  6. Montana
  7. Oregon
  8. Tennessee
  9. Missouri
  10. Alaska
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Related Massie post:
51 U.S. House members implore Trump to legalize LGBT discrimination: The Thomas Massie edition.  (4/26/2017)

Other government shutdown posts:
Meet the 7 House critters who voted against back pay for federal workers,  (1/13/2019)
GET ME REWRITE: Donald Trump threatens to have government shutdown last for months, years.  (1/6/2019)
Glenn Grothman, back in the news with more inanities.  (1/4/2019)
If it happens, Donald Trump owns the next government shutdown -- lock, stock and barrel.  (12/13/2018)

And what a poor job of acting it was

Voter credit:  Ballotpedia

Reported in David Whitley, Texas Secretary of State, Resigns After Questioning Voters’ Citizenship.  (The New York Times, 5/29/2019)

According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'ham-handed' occurred in 1918.

Other coinages from the same years include:
  1. Asiago
  2. deep-dish
  3. giardia
  4. hangry
  5. hush puppy
  6. Mickey Finn
  7. package store
  8. potato leafhopper
  9. processed cheese
  10. southern corn rootworm

Related posts:
UPDATE. Summary of Kris Kobach's qualifications to serve as Trump's vice chair of Committee on Election Integrity.  (7/1/2017)
From this graph, you can understand why voter suppression became a top priority for the GOP after 2008.  (11/9/2016)

Oakland on Monroe UPDATE. The final shot

Photo by Retiring Guy

2-bedroom floor plan

7/17/2018 update, "The building is now occupied, the street is still torn up", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

3/15/2018 update, "First residents of Oakland on Monroe just can't wait until move-in day", starts here.

Photo and video by Retiring Guy

2/12/2018 update, "Three views of the Oakland on Monroe from Oakland Avenue", starts here.

From Oakland Avenue and Madison Street

From the alley crossing Oakland Avenue between Monroe and Madison streets

From Monroe Street and Oakland Avenue
All photos by Retiring Guy

164 square feet larger than the floor plan shown in 1/4/2018 update.

1/4/2018 update starts here.

The brick building at right contains 3 nicely remodeled -- including wood floors - four-bedroom apartments.  One of them is currently availale to rent at $1,995 per month.

Photos by Retiring Guy 

You won't get nearly as much space for your money at Oakland on Monroe, scheduled to open on May 1st.  Rents range from $1,315 to $2,100 per month.  All of the floor plans shown are studio or 1-bedroom.  Here's an example of the layout of 18 of the 44 units. 

 Alley view.

11/8/2017 update, "Hey folks, we're also bulking up at Monroe Street upscale mixed-use development", starts here.

From the Monroe Street/Regent Street/ Crazyleg Lane triangle

From just about where Larry and Martha used to liv on Oakland Street.

Sneakin' Sally through the alley.  (But only if Sally is my iPhone.)

Looking across Monroe Street

9/22/2017 update, Second-story framing underway at Monroe Street upscale mixed-use development", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

9/3/2017 update, "Structural work takes shape at Monroe Street upscale mixed-use development", starts here.

Photo and video by Retiring Guy

8/13/2017 update, "Foundation work continues at Monroe Street upscale mixed-use development", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Waiting for floor plans to be posted at Gregg Shimanski Realty Inc

5/28/2017 update, "Excavation work continues and foundation work underway", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy


CaS4 doesn't do Facebook much anymore.

5/13/2017 update, "Razing completed and excavation underway at Monroe Street mixed-use development", starts here.

The razing was well underway by April 18th.

All photos by Retiring Guy

And now the excavation is underway.

3/27/2017 update, "Buildings to be razed for Monroe Street mixed-use development are now vacant", begins here.

From either angle....

....nicht zu Haus.

Photos by Retiring Guy

You'll be able to move in just in time for this big project!

Source:  City of Madison

Leonard St. to Regent St. translation:  Edgewood College to the UW Field House.

Happy motoring!

3/14/2017 update, "Construction of Monroe Street mixed-use development to begin soon", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Monroe Street development to feature upscale apartments, possibly a bank.  (Capital Times, 3/1/2017)
One  less story to construct.  The 61,000 square-foot [44-unit] building will host studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, all of which include balconies.There are 43 underground parking spaces, a gym and community living area.

CaS4 rendering

Original 4/14/2016 post, "Another mixed-use development proposed for Madison's Monroe Street". starts here.

The building at center would be razed to make way for a 5-story mixed-use development. 

Photo by Retiring Guy

Developer says Monroe Street mixed-use proposal addresses future parking needs.  (Capital Times, 2/13/2016)
Shimanski wants to demolish the office building he occupies at 1603-05 Monroe St. and a rental house at 1609 Monroe St. to construct a five-story building with commercial space, 44 apartments and four condominium units.  (Rendering included with article.)