Friday, April 17, 2020

GOP hypocrisy alert: Abortion foe Shae Sortwell wants to risk the lives of thousands by reopening the economy too soon

Quoted in Wisconsin governor extends order to keep state closed until May 26.  (APG Wisconsin, 4/16/2020)

4/15/2020 Dan Sebring edition

The endorsement

The blather

Quoted in Milwaukee County supervisor calls on Governor Evers to ‘immediately rescind’ ‘Safer at Home’ order.  (Fox6Now, 4/15/2020)

 The contributions

4/15/2020 Trey Hollingsworth edition starts here

Text source:  Vote Smart

Lesser of these two evils': GOP congressman argues for sending Americans back to work during pandemic.  (USA Today, 4/14/2020)

The USA Today article makes no mention of Trey's wealth.

Related reading:  
Trey Hollingsworth would be among richest in U.S. House if he wins Indiana's 9th Dist.  (Indianapolis Star, 3/4/2016)
He won his most reeent election by 13 percentage points.  Candidates, though, only have to disclose their assets in broad ranges. And if an asset is worth more than $50 million, as one of Hollingsworth's is, the upper limit on that asset doesn’t have to be disclosed. So we can only say that Hollingsworth’s assets are worth at least $58.5 million. That’s enough to put him in the top tier of wealthy House members. Hollingsworth owns Hollingsworth Capital Partners, a Tennessee company that renovates and markets old industrial buildings and that has done business in Indiana. Hollingsworth lived in Tennessee until last year, when he decided to run for Congress from Indiana.

Original 4/11/2020 post, " 7 white men who oppose abortion want to risk the lives of tens of thousands of Americans by reopening the economy too soon", starts here.

Wisconsin's state embarrassment joins the club

House Republicans call for hearing on coronavirus modeling amid 'conflicting data'.   (Fox News, 4/11/2020)
The letter went on to say that “due to the decisions made as a result of the use of these models, we are facing an enormously negative economic impact if we do not change gears in a matter of days or weeks.” 
The lawmakers noted that millions have filed for unemployment benefits, as thousands of businesses across the country have shuttered due to the virus.

Related reading:
Restarting America Means People Will Die. So When Do We Do It?Five thinkers weigh moral choices in a crisis.  (The New York Times, 4/10/2020)

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The 'childish stunt' tag team: Freedom Caucus Crazy members and men on black Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) and Chip Roy (R-Texas).  (6/1/2019)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

UPDATE: April construction site visit at new UW-Madison SERF facility

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7/11/2018 update starts here.

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4/12/2018 update, "Construction begins on new UW-Madison SERF facility", starts here.

What started out as a bright, sunshiny day in Middleton turned overcast by the time I reached the Madison Isthmus.

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SERF demolition:  Out with the old, in with the news.  (University of Wisconsin News, 1/10/2018))

3/17/2018 update, UW-Madison SERF reduced to rubble, "starts here.


Original 1/5/2018 post, "UW-Madison campus master plan:  SERF meets the wrecking ball"; starts here.

Winter is here and the demolition continues.

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UW-Madison looks to replace SERF with new, bigger campus gym.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/5/2017)
Add to that a leaky roof, problems with accessibility and plumbing and other systems in need of repair, and UW officials and students have concluded that the most popular student gym on campus — built less than 35 years ago — must be replaced. If all goes according to the plans of the UW-Madison Division of Recreational Sports, the facility at 715 W. Dayton St. will be closed for good late in the summer of 2017 and torn down in the fall.

Shall we assume that everything is not going to plan?

UW's plans for rebuilt SERF aim to give students a better workout space.  (Capital Times, 1/13/2017)
Campus officials hope to give the students what they want in a $93 million project to raze and rebuild the SERF on its current site at 715 W. Dayton St. The plan calls for quadrupling the fitness space to 35,000 square feet, doubling the number of basketball courts to eight and quintupling the number of studios for fitness classes to five. The new building also will have a swimming pool that meets requirements for tournament competition.

Closing date set for UW-Madison's SERF, new fields open.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 6/19/2017)
With the facility closed, the Division of Recreational Sports will open temporary fitness space in nearby Ogg Hall, and move some of the SERF’s equipment to the Natatorium, on the west side of campus, as well as to the Camp Randall Sports Center, better known as the Shell.

Rec Sports renovation plans will make SERF look less like ‘a dungeon’.  (Badger Herald, 9/27/2016)
The changes are part of UW’s Master Plan, which involves the demolition of the SERF and the remodeling of the Nat, as well as updates to other facilities around campus. The renovations to the exercise facilities will primarily be funded through student segregated fees.

Rendering of new "SERF' found at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

"Rudderless in Missouri", starring the hapless Mike Parson

Gov. Mike Parson consistently shows himself unable to lead.

Quoted in Does COVID-19 mean more Missourians should vote absentee? Gov. Parson says no.  (Kansas City Star, 4/15/2020)