Saturday, March 14, 2020

"Those Were The Days" (Colored toilet paper edition)


With no place to go, Scott Walker is bored out of his mind.


Photo credit:  Pinterest

What Ever Happened to Colored Toilet Paper?  (Apartment Therapy, 3/24/2018)
Sometime around the ’80s, colored toilet paper began to disappear from the shelves. Toilet Paper World quotes someone called the Toilet Paper King on a few potential reasons for its decline. (The Toilet Paper King, apparently, is Kenn Fischburg, president of Toilet Paper World. It is unclear where the authority for this toilet paper monarchy derives from, or whether the title is self-assigned.) Apparently doctors began warning people that the dyes in colored toilet paper could be harmful to their skin. And there were environmental concerns about the dyes, too.

"Those Were the Days" by Mary Hopkin debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending 9/28/1968.  It spent 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2 for 3 weeks.




What's the matter with Ted Cruz?


The coronavirus see-saw


Sources:

Where was Cruz when Trump spouted this nonsense?





Related posts:
March 11-15, 2020
Coronavirus point/counterpoint, starring a clueless Donald Trump,  (3/14/2020)
Coronavirus notwithstanding, 4 a.m. DNC bar time still a priority for Wisconsin state legislature.  (3/13/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: 2 Trump fanboys (and Freedom Caucus crazies) reinforce the notion of white male privilege.  (3/11/2020)
Stacking up responses to the coronavirus pandemic (the political rallies edition).  (3/11/2020) 

March 6-10, 2020
The White House burns, a 'raging' fire, while Mike Pence fiddles.  (3/10/2020)
Worldometer (and others) track the Coronavirus.  (3/10/2020)
Presenting Donald Trump, star of The Coronavirus Show.  (3/9/2020)
Trump coronavirus point-counterpoint (stock market edition).  (3/9/2020)
Channeling Bloody Mary: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the Coronavirus.  (3/9/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Sean Duffy's daughter ridiculed for parroting inane GOP talking point. (3/9/2020)
Dear New York Times, It's called bullying. It's an act of aggression. It has nothing to do with strength of character. Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/9/2020)

March 1-5, 2020
Dear Mike Pence, How's that coronavirus messaging stacking up? Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/5/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: To combat the coronavirus epidemic, Iran's leaders choose a terrible idea.  (3/4/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Trump fumes as coronavirus tanks stock market, sends re-election campaign strategy off a cliff.  (3/2/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Pence offers disturbing example of White House's disciplined approach to coronavirus messaging.  (3/2/2020

February 2020
The company he keeps: the Alex Azar connections.  (2/28/2020)
Meet Russell Vought, the 'acting' GOP hack that Trump installed at OMB.  (2/25/2020)
Dear Trump loyalists Richard Shelby and Bradley Byrne, There's this other kind of flu goin' round. Best, Retiring Guy.  (2/24/2020)

On the drawing board: 14-story Pleasant View Park Apartments in Middleton WI



Videos and photos by Retiring Guy

A view of the site from the access road to Pleasant View Golf Course



Added orange arrows indicate how far into the lot Retiring Guy walked to take a few pics.

Planning documents:  City of Middleton Plan Commission





Looking northwest


Looking northeast


Rendering of what you'll see on John Q. Hammons Drive just west of the Beltline


Association of American Publishers January-December 2019 book sales report



Industry Sales Posted Small Gain In 2019.  (Pubhsliers Weekly, 3/14/2020)


11/25/2019 update starts here


Trade segments up through September.  (Publishers Weekly, 11/21/2019)


10/2/2019 update starts here


Children/YA Has Strong July Sales Gains.  (Publishers Weekly, 10/2/2019)



Original 3/18/2019 post starts here


Related posts:
2018 books sales. (2/16/2019)
UPDATE. Books sales up slightly in 2017; downloadable audio soars, 3rd year of ebook declines.  (5/10/2018)

How now, Donald Trump (Suddenly sputtering re-election campaign edition)



Reported in Trump’s Re-election Chances Suddenly Look Shakier.  (The New York Times, 3/12/2020)

Original 3/9/2020 post starts here.


Wall Street’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day ends with the Dow down 2,000.  (TechCrunch, 3/9/2020)



How Now, Dow Jones

Related posts:
March 6-10, 2020
Trump coronavirus point-counterpoint (stock market edition).  (3/9/2020)
Channeling Bloody Mary: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the Coronavirus.  (3/9/2020)
Coronavirus point/counterpoint, starring a grumbling Donald Trump,  (3/9/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Sean Duffy's daughter ridiculed for parroting inane GOP talking point. (3/9/2020)
Dear New York Times, It's called bullying. It's an act of aggression. It has nothing to do with strength of character. Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/9/2020)
Worldometer tracks the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.  (3/7/2020)

March 1-5, 2020
Dear Mike Pence, How's that coronavirus messaging stacking up? Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/5/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: To combat the coronavirus epidemic, Iran's leaders choose a terrible idea.  (3/4/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Trump fumes as coronavirus tanks stock market, sends re-election campaign strategy off a cliff.  (3/2/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Pence offers disturbing example of White House's disciplined approach to coronavirus messaging.  (3/2/2020

February 2020
The company he keeps: the Alex Azar connections.  (2/28/2020)
Meet Russell Vought, the 'acting' GOP hack that Trump installed at OMB.  (2/25/2020)
Dear Trump loyalists Richard Shelby and Bradley Byrne, There's this other kind of flu goin' round. Best, Retiring Guy.  (2/24/2020)

GET ME REWRITE American Dream: The Nightmare Begins


Google search



Homepage


That dang coronavirus



American Dream Mall Closing Due To Coronavirus Concerns.  (Forbes, 2/13/2020)
The mall had planned to host a preview opening of the Dreamworks Water Park and some of the first retail stores to open at the mall on Thursday, March 19. The water park was opened to the public temporarily last weekend for advance “sneak peak” admissions.


3/12/2020 update, 'When it comes to shit luck, American Dream Mall has it by the truckloads", starts here.

Sorta like Wall Street yesterday!



N.J. Mega-Mall Tests Virus Fears With Shops, Water Park Opening.  (Bloomberg, 3/11/2020)
After two decades of false starts and setbacks, the grand opening of the New Jersey mall’s hundreds of retail stores, restaurants and DreamWorks water park is set to take place March 19. 
But the ribbon cutting comes as the deadly coronavirus spreads through the U.S., causing New Jersey’s first fatality, and a growing number of Americans are avoiding crowded spaces. 
The outbreak is the latest hurdle for the $5 billion complex next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. These have included developers pulling out, a partially collapsed roof, funding shortfalls, delayed opening dates and the loss of two high-profile tenants to bankruptcy months before it was slated to debut.

Original 2/6/2020 post, "New Jersey news:  Is American Dream Mall a nightmare in the making", starts here.



Welcome to the Era of the Post-Shopping Mall.  (The New York Times, 12/27/2019)
After 15 years in development, the project’s attractions are finally lighting up one by one, connected by networks of vast, unfilled corridors. In addition to Big Snow, there is a National Hockey League-sized ice rink, a Nickelodeon Universe theme park, and a dusting of retail: a Big Snow ski shop, an IT’SUGAR candy department store and a Whoopi Goldberg-themed pop-up shop selling her collections of ugly holiday sweaters and chic tunics. Teased future reveals include a DreamWorks water park, a Legoland, a Vice-branded “Munchies” food hall, a KidZania play land featuring a full commercial airliner and a field hopping with live rabbits.

Related post:
New Jersey news: Phillipsburg Mall death watch.  (1/29/2020)

Meet the U.S. House Charlie Brown Caucus, with special guest appearance by Donald Trump as Lucy



Surveillance Tools Will Lapse as Trump Signals Possible Veto.  (The New York Times, 3/12/2020)


Tribeca Drive in Middleton, as far as it goes (after tne snow melts)


Photo by Retiring Guy

Related posts:  
Middleton Plan Commission not ready to move forward on setting a public hearing for extension of Tribeca Drive.  (7/3/2019) 
UPDATE. 3 years later, Tribeca Village dream still looks a long way off.  (2/27/2018)


Original 3/1/2020 post starts here



Soon to be extended to Parmenter Street.

Tip of arrow indicates where Tribeca Drive currently ends



CES2020: Smoodi self-contained smoothie maker


Not designed for home use.  $500 monthly fee plus variable per cup use.



CES 2020: Clean Air and Clean Water, Plus Robots and Holograms.  (TidBITS, 2/13/2020)
My local convenience store has a machine that will make you a soda in up to 165 flavors—or once you consider mix-and-match possibilities using the app, 4.4 million flavors. If you wish you had a similar option for healthier beverages, you may want a Smoodi. Smoodi machines are designed for stores and corporate kitchens, and they let you pick from one of three flavors of fruits, berries, and veggies (unhelpfully named “Tropical Vibes,” “Green Energizer,” and “Brain Boost”); add in a selection of toppings and additives such as cocoa, flax, or coconut; and watch it mix up a smoothie and then clean up after itself. To me, this sounds as appetizing as gargling a Chia Pet, since chia is one of the toppings—but to each their own, and I’d probably like the just-berries option.

Other CES2020 posts:
November 2019
SmartyPans.  (11/11/2019)
Warming up for CES2020 with a modern version of "Play Misty for Me".  (11/29/2019)

January 1-15, 2020
Pizza served up by Picnic(TM) robot.  (1/3/2020)
FutureLight files the Waydoo Flyer under 'bizarre'.  (1/3/2020)
Townew automated garbage can, a discomposing sign of the times.  (1/8/2020)
When it comes to useless consumer technology products, Charmin Rollbot wipes the competition!  (1/8/2020)
LG encourages you to grow your own with its indoor garden appliance.  (1/9/2020)
And the promise of a flying car just keeps on floating.  (1/10/2020)
Qoobo and Petit Qoobo, robot pillows in two sizes.  (1/11/2020)
Meet Samsung's Ballie, who looks like a yellow softball and will follow you everywhere.  (1/11/2020)
U by Moen smart faucet.  (1/11/2020)
Scary future brought to you by Samsung Neon.  (1/11/2020)
Climate360 smart bed.  (1/11/2020)
MamaRoo Sleep Bassinet keeps parents in dreamland.  (1/12/2020)
Segway S-Pod.  (1/12/2020)
Stick-up, highway robbery, case of grand larceny: Core meditation trainer.  (1/13/2020)
One-wheel Yeti cooler.  (1/13/2020)
Cubii Go compact seated elliptical device.  (1/14/2020)

January 16-31, 2020
LG ThinkQ smart door.  (1/17/2020)
BMW 13 Urban Suite concept car.  (1/20/2020)
Sing along with the Kohler Moxie shower head.  (1/21/2020)
Clean your teeth 10 seconds with the Y-Brush toothbrush.  (1/22/2020)
The Narwal:  It mops and vacuums!  (1/25/2020)
Ampere Tech Side Pocket Wireless fanny pack.  (1/26/2020)
NeuraSpud, the smart potato.  (1/28/2020)
Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced.  (1/29/2020)
The Bartesian (think Keurig bartender).  (1/30/2020)
Hello, my name is BellaBot, and I'll be your server tonight.  (1/31/2020)

February 1-15, 2020
Wavee toothbruch speaker.  (2/1/2020)
Robosen T9 Robot.  (2/2/2020)
MedWand remote office visits.  (2/3/2020)
Scoocase, the electric scotter suitcase.  (2/4/2020)
Lua, the smart flower pot.  (2/5/2020)
Robo-shark.  (2/6/2020)
PocketDrum.  (2/7/2020)
Lulupet smart litter box.  (2/8/2020)
Juno drink chiller.  (2/9/2020)
CoPilot Automatic Alert System for car seats.  (2/10/2020)
Welt Smart Belt Pro.  (2/11/2020)
Hydraloop water recycler.  (2/12/2020)
Umay thermal meditation eye mask.  (2/13/2020)
Bosch Home Connect Refrigerator.  (2/14/2020)
Groceries (TM) by MasterCard Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator.  (2/15/2020)

February 16-29, 2020
Hoop Cam+ Smart AI Indoor Camera.  (2/16/2020)
Climate360 Smart Bed.  (2/17/2020)
Lora DiCarlo Baci sex toy  (2/18/2020)
Yale Smart Delivery Box.  (2/19/2020)
Sepura home composter.  (2/20/2020)
Go Nok Nok.  (2/21/2020)
Olive Smart Ear wearable.  (2/22/2020)
Mateo Smart Bathroom Mat.  (2/23/2020)
Zibrio SmartScale.  (2/24/2020)
Samsung Bot Chef.  (2/25/2020)
Roybi robot for kids.  (2/26/2020)
Smart Mimic Go Travel Security Alarm.  (2/27/2020)
LucidPix 3D photo creator.  (2/28/2020)
Trifo “Lucy” Vacuum Cleaner and Surveillance System.  (2/29/2020)

March 1-15, 2020
Thermomix Tm6, bulked-up KitchenAid mixer.  (3/1/2020)
Sunflower Labs home security drone.  (3/2/2020)
PantryOn Smart Shelf.  (3/3/2020)
Julia, the autonomous cooking robot.  (3/4/2020)
OrCam wearable assisted hearing device.  (3/5/2020)
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure.  (3/6/2020)
Keurig ice cream maker.  (3/8/2020)
Clicbot, the modular educationl robot.  (3/9/2020)
Luft Cube air purifier.  (3/10/2020)
Heatbox, the self-heating lunchbox.  (3/11/2020)
Eve Water Guard.  (3/12/2020)
Odd.Bot Robot Weed Whacker.  (3/13/2020)

The archives:
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2018
2017
2016
2015

Friday, March 13, 2020

UPDATE. Is the proposed infill development on Parmenter Street in Middleton on hold or no longer on the drawing board?


Photos by Retiring Guy



Original 3/14/2017 post starts here.

The location

Photo by Retiring Guy

The plan
Front elevetion

highlight added


Donald Trump blows on the the nativist, "foreign virus" dog whistle



Reported in What historians heard when Trump warned of a 'foreign virus'.  (CNN, 3/12/2020)

Examples provided


Related posts:
March 11-15, 2020
Coronavirus point/counterpoint, starring a finger-pointing Donald Trump.  (3/12/2020)
Coronavirus notwithstanding, 4 a.m. DNC bar time still a priority for Wisconsin state legislature.  (3/13/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: 2 Trump fanboys (and Freedom Caucus crazies) reinforce the notion of white male privilege.  (3/11/2020)
Stacking up responses to the coronavirus pandemic (the political rallies edition).  (3/11/2020) 

March 6-10, 2020
The White House burns, a 'raging' fire, while Mike Pence fiddles.  (3/10/2020)
Coronavirus point/counterpoint, starring an erroneous Donald Trump,  (3/10/2020)
Worldometer (and others) track the Coronavirus.  (3/10/2020)
Presenting Donald Trump, star of The Coronavirus Show.  (3/9/2020)
Trump coronavirus point-counterpoint (stock market edition).  (3/9/2020)
Channeling Bloody Mary: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the Coronavirus.  (3/9/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Sean Duffy's daughter ridiculed for parroting inane GOP talking point. (3/9/2020)
Dear New York Times, It's called bullying. It's an act of aggression. It has nothing to do with strength of character. Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/9/2020)

March 1-5, 2020
Dear Mike Pence, How's that coronavirus messaging stacking up? Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/5/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: To combat the coronavirus epidemic, Iran's leaders choose a terrible idea.  (3/4/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Trump fumes as coronavirus tanks stock market, sends re-election campaign strategy off a cliff.  (3/2/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Pence offers disturbing example of White House's disciplined approach to coronavirus messaging.  (3/2/2020

February 2020
The company he keeps: the Alex Azar connections.  (2/28/2020)
Meet Russell Vought, the 'acting' GOP hack that Trump installed at OMB.  (2/25/2020)
Dear Trump loyalists Richard Shelby and Bradley Byrne, There's this other kind of flu goin' round. Best, Retiring Guy.  (2/24/2020)

Coronavirus notwithstanding, 4 a.m. DNC bar time still a priority for Wisconsin state legislature



Reported in DNC bar time bill clears another hurdle.  (WDJT, 3/11/2020)

Related posts:
March 11-15, 2020
Coronavirus point/counterpoint, starring an inharmonious Donald Trump.  (3/12/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: 2 Trump fanboys (and Freedom Caucus crazies) reinforce the notion of white male privilege.  (3/11/2020)
Stacking up responses to the coronavirus pandemic (the political rallies edition).  (3/11/2020) 

March 6-10, 2020
The White House burns, a 'raging' fire, while Mike Pence fiddles.  (3/10/2020)
Coronavirus point/counterpoint, starring an erroneous Donald Trump,  (3/10/2020)
Worldometer (and others) track the Coronavirus.  (3/10/2020)
Presenting Donald Trump, star of The Coronavirus Show.  (3/9/2020)
Trump coronavirus point-counterpoint (stock market edition).  (3/9/2020)
Channeling Bloody Mary: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the Coronavirus.  (3/9/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Sean Duffy's daughter ridiculed for parroting inane GOP talking point. (3/9/2020)
Dear New York Times, It's called bullying. It's an act of aggression. It has nothing to do with strength of character. Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/9/2020)

March 1-5, 2020
Dear Mike Pence, How's that coronavirus messaging stacking up? Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/5/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: To combat the coronavirus epidemic, Iran's leaders choose a terrible idea.  (3/4/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Trump fumes as coronavirus tanks stock market, sends re-election campaign strategy off a cliff.  (3/2/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Pence offers disturbing example of White House's disciplined approach to coronavirus messaging.  (3/2/2020

February 2020
The company he keeps: the Alex Azar connections.  (2/28/2020)
Meet Russell Vought, the 'acting' GOP hack that Trump installed at OMB.  (2/25/2020)
Dear Trump loyalists Richard Shelby and Bradley Byrne, There's this other kind of flu goin' round. Best, Retiring Guy.  (2/24/2020)

CES2020: Odd.Bot Robot Weed Whacker


From the Netherlands




CES 2020: Clean Air and Clean Water, Plus Robots and Holograms. (TidBITS, 2/13/2020)
Odd.Bot Robot Weed Eater.  Some people need their crops cleaned of weeds. Usually, this requires herbicides, bulky tractors that burn fossil fuels, or extensive manual labor. Odd.Bot introduces a fourth method: robot weed eaters. Their Weed Whacker—a term I was surprised to find is not trademarked—rolls along on three legs and can identify weeds both between crop rows and in between specific plants. When it finds one, a projecting scoop grabs it out of the ground and casts it aside.

Other CES2020 posts:
November 2019
SmartyPans.  (11/11/2019)
Warming up for CES2020 with a modern version of "Play Misty for Me".  (11/29/2019)

January 1-15, 2020
Pizza served up by Picnic(TM) robot.  (1/3/2020)
FutureLight files the Waydoo Flyer under 'bizarre'.  (1/3/2020)
Townew automated garbage can, a discomposing sign of the times.  (1/8/2020)
When it comes to useless consumer technology products, Charmin Rollbot wipes the competition!  (1/8/2020)
LG encourages you to grow your own with its indoor garden appliance.  (1/9/2020)
And the promise of a flying car just keeps on floating.  (1/10/2020)
Qoobo and Petit Qoobo, robot pillows in two sizes.  (1/11/2020)
Meet Samsung's Ballie, who looks like a yellow softball and will follow you everywhere.  (1/11/2020)
U by Moen smart faucet.  (1/11/2020)
Scary future brought to you by Samsung Neon.  (1/11/2020)
Climate360 smart bed.  (1/11/2020)
MamaRoo Sleep Bassinet keeps parents in dreamland.  (1/12/2020)
Segway S-Pod.  (1/12/2020)
Stick-up, highway robbery, case of grand larceny: Core meditation trainer.  (1/13/2020)
One-wheel Yeti cooler.  (1/13/2020)
Cubii Go compact seated elliptical device.  (1/14/2020)

January 16-31, 2020
LG ThinkQ smart door.  (1/17/2020)
BMW 13 Urban Suite concept car.  (1/20/2020)
Sing along with the Kohler Moxie shower head.  (1/21/2020)
Clean your teeth 10 seconds with the Y-Brush toothbrush.  (1/22/2020)
The Narwal:  It mops and vacuums!  (1/25/2020)
Ampere Tech Side Pocket Wireless fanny pack.  (1/26/2020)
NeuraSpud, the smart potato.  (1/28/2020)
Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced.  (1/29/2020)
The Bartesian (think Keurig bartender).  (1/30/2020)
Hello, my name is BellaBot, and I'll be your server tonight.  (1/31/2020)

February 1-15, 2020
Wavee toothbruch speaker.  (2/1/2020)
Robosen T9 Robot.  (2/2/2020)
MedWand remote office visits.  (2/3/2020)
Scoocase, the electric scotter suitcase.  (2/4/2020)
Lua, the smart flower pot.  (2/5/2020)
Robo-shark.  (2/6/2020)
PocketDrum.  (2/7/2020)
Lulupet smart litter box.  (2/8/2020)
Juno drink chiller.  (2/9/2020)
CoPilot Automatic Alert System for car seats.  (2/10/2020)
Welt Smart Belt Pro.  (2/11/2020)
Hydraloop water recycler.  (2/12/2020)
Umay thermal meditation eye mask.  (2/13/2020)
Bosch Home Connect Refrigerator.  (2/14/2020)
Groceries (TM) by MasterCard Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator.  (2/15/2020)

February 16-29, 2020
Hoop Cam+ Smart AI Indoor Camera.  (2/16/2020)
Climate360 Smart Bed.  (2/17/2020)
Lora DiCarlo Baci sex toy  (2/18/2020)
Yale Smart Delivery Box.  (2/19/2020)
Sepura home composter.  (2/20/2020)
Go Nok Nok.  (2/21/2020)
Olive Smart Ear wearable.  (2/22/2020)
Mateo Smart Bathroom Mat.  (2/23/2020)
Zibrio SmartScale.  (2/24/2020)
Samsung Bot Chef.  (2/25/2020)
Roybi robot for kids.  (2/26/2020)
Smart Mimic Go Travel Security Alarm.  (2/27/2020)
LucidPix 3D photo creator.  (2/28/2020)
Trifo “Lucy” Vacuum Cleaner and Surveillance System.  (2/29/2020)

March 1-15, 2020
Thermomix Tm6, bulked-up KitchenAid mixer.  (3/1/2020)
Sunflower Labs home security drone.  (3/2/2020)
PantryOn Smart Shelf.  (3/3/2020)
Julia, the autonomous cooking robot.  (3/4/2020)
OrCam wearable assisted hearing device.  (3/5/2020)
Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure.  (3/6/2020)
Keurig ice cream maker.  (3/8/2020)
Clicbot, the modular educationl robot.  (3/9/2020)
Luft Cube air purifier.  (3/10/2020)
Heatbox, the self-heating lunchbox.  (3/11/2020)
Eve Water Guard.  (3/12/2020)

The archives:
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Once upon a time: What was playing at Madison movie theaters on July 20, 1958


From the Madison Public Library clippings files

No. 6 top-grossing film of the year



#1 on BFI's 2012 poll of Greatest Films of All Time



Co-starring Carolyn Jones (ABC-TV's "The Addams Family") and Walter Matthau ("The Odd Couple" and many more)



Perhaps the bottom half of the oddest double bill ever!



No. 10 top-grossing film of the year



First film directed by Blake Edwards



From American International Pictures



Another drive-in classic



Re-released

Greetings from Trump's America: Henry County, Virginia, where the opioid crisis is worsening


Opioid overdoses in Martinsville/Henry County have increased about 20% in past three years.  (Martinsville Bulletin, 5/28/2019)
This area had the highest rate among Virginia’s more than 130 localities for opioid overdose emergency department visits in 2018 after being second-highest in 2017 and fifth-highest in 2016.

Source:  Wikipedia (Henry County, Martinsville)


Monterey is the county seat of Highland County.  


% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 12.8% - Henry County
  • 38.2% - Virginia
  • 30.9% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
  • 23.9% - Henry County
  • 15.4% - Virginia
  • 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  • 20.0% - Henry County
  • 10.7% - Virginia
  • 11.8% - U.S.

Older, less educated, poor, rural, plurality of vote for George Wallace in 1968.

Source:  Wikipedia 
3rd party votes:  16.2% in 1992, 13% in 1996. 2.8% in 2016
(George Wallace received 46.7% 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
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)
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)
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)
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)