Saturday, August 8, 2020

GET ME REWRITE: GOP leader Scott Fitzgerald wants Wisconsin Senate to strike down mask order as COVID-19 cases spike in his home county






Apparently, Fitz, too many of your constituents don't want to comply.


Reported in GOP leader wants Wisconsin Senate to strike down mask order.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/3/2020)

Original 8/2/2020 post starts here.

With Fitz, every action, every utterance, is a political litmus test.


Not matter that the county where he lives is spiking, it number of confirmed cases of coronavirus up 44% during the month of July.


And his county ranks 11th among the state 72 counties in having the highest COVID-19 positive test rate per 100,000 people.



Quoted in Senate Republicans could try to strike down Gov. Tony Evers' state mask order. (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/31/2020)


Related posts:
Grant County.   Dear Sheriff Dreckman, Please find a job where mimicking GOP talking points is the only job qualification.  (7/31/2020)
Iron County.  Wisconsin coronavirus hot spot.  (7/27/2020)
Racine County.  GET ME REWRITE. Face masks: Response to public health crisis or political litmus test? Racine County Sheriff flips off Tony Evers.  (8/2/2020) 
Wood County.  Dear Wood County residents, It's not a time for complacency.  Best, Retiring Guy.  (7/11/2020)

Greetings from Trump's America: Carroll County, Indiana, coronavirus hotpot



Source:  Wikipedia (Carroll CountyDelphi)


Delphi is the county seat and largest city in Carroll County.  

As of 8/7, Carroll County has 177 confirmed COVID-19 cases.


% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 17.2% - Carroll County
  • 25.9% - Indiana
  • 31.5% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
  • 20.0% - Carroll County
  • 16.1% - Indiana
  • 16.5% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  •   8.6% - Carroll County
  • 13.1% - Indiana
  • 11.8% - U.S.

Trump's America:  older, mostly white, less educated, rural, double-digit percentage of the vote for George Wallace in 1968.  

Source:  Wikipedia 
3rd party votes:  25.7% in 1992, 15.2% in 1996. 5.5% in 2016
(George Wallace received 10.8% 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.  (6/28/2020)
8th congressional district.  (4/25/2018)

Arkansas
Cleburne County.  (3/28/2020)
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)

Georgia
Jeff Davis County.  (8/3/2020)

Idaho
Kootenai County.  (9/25/2017)

Illinois
Bureau County.  (8/4/2020)
Effingham County.  (2/15/2018)
Franklin County.  (2/27/2017)
Gallatin County.  (7/21/2020)
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)
Tipton County.  (8/1/2020)
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
Anderson County.  (7/5/2020)
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)
Phillips County.  (7/20/2020)
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)
Hickman County.  (8/6/2020)
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)
McCreary County.  (3/21/2020)
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)
Lincoln County.  (7/21/2020)
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)
Marshall County.  (7/26/2020)
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
Bladen County.  (5/29/2020)
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)
Henry County.  (7/25/2020)
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)
Miami County.  (6/11/2020)
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)
Union County.  (6/16/2020)

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)
San Jacinto County.  (5/13/2020)
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)
Henry County.  (3/12/2020)
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)
Grant County.  (8/5/2020)
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)

Friday, August 7, 2020

Medinah Community Center project looks to be abandoned


6510 Watts Road, Madison WI

Photos by Retiring Guy





Groundbreaking took place on Tuesday, April 14, 2018

Poorer. Less educated. Not left their home states. Dinesh D'Souza describes Trump's base to a T.



You'll find all the evidence you need at this Trump's America series.

Wisconsin 2020 elections: Who's running in the 32nd State Assembly District


Photo credits:  Wisconsin State Legislature, Gaulke4Assesmbly

Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva) won a 5th term in the Assembly.  Since redistricting, he has won his 4 elections by an average margin of 23 percentage points.  Tyler is totally beholden to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos

Katherine Gaulke currently serves as a supervisor on the Town of Delavan Board and is active on numerous boards and committees.  

This is a rematch of the 2018 election.



Source:  Ballotpedia

The Squiggly, Jigsaw Art 
of the Wisconsin Gerrymander
Source: Ballotpedia


2020 Wisconsin election posts:
14th Senate District.  (2/24/2020)
16th Senate District.  (1/28/2020)
26th Senate District.  (4/4/2020)
30th Senate District.  (1/18/2020)

1st Assembly District.  (5/8/2020)
2nd Assembly District.  (7/5/2020)
3rd Assembly District.  (7/6/2020)
4th Assembly District.  (7/6/2020)
6th Assembly District.  (7/8/2020)
8th Assembly District.  (7/8/2020)
9th Assembly District.  (7/9/2020)
11th Assembly District.  (7/9/2020)
12th Assembly District.  (7/10/2020)
13th Assembly District.  (7/14/2020)
14th Assembly District.  (7/15/2020)
15th Assembly District.  (7/16/2020)
19th Assembly District.  (7/20/2020)
21st Assembly District.  (7/21/2020)
23rd Assembly District.  (7/24/2020)
24th Assembly District.  (7/28/2020)
25th Assembly District.  (7/30/2020)
26th Assembly District.  (8/3/2020)
28th Assembly District.  (8/4/2020)
29th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
31st Assembly District:  (8/6/2020)
35th Assembly District.  (5/25/2020)
44th Assembly District.  (2/21/2020)
48th Assembly District.  (3/12/2020)
63rd Assembly District.  (5/29/2020)
67th Assembly District.  (5/4/2020)
69th Assembly District.  (1/16/2020)
76th Assembly District.  (5/13/2020)
82nd Assembly District.  (5/13/2020)
96th Assembly District.  (5/3/2020)

The 16 state legislators that didn't sign onto Wisconsin State Assembly letter 'pressing for' in-person schooling this fall


Photo credits:  Wisconsin State Legislature

From the top, left to right: Rob Hutton (Brookfield), Joe Sanfelippo (New Berlin), Jessie Rodriguez (Oak Creek), Jim Ott (Mequon), Tyler Vorpagel (Plymouth), Amy Loudenbeck (Clinton), Travis Tranel (Cuba City), Tony Kurtz (Wonewoc), Timothy Ramthun (Campbellsport), Samantha Kerkman (Salem), Rob Summerfield (Bloomer), Romaine Quinn (Barron), Treig Pronschinske (Mondovi), Warren Petryk (Town of Washington, Eau Claire County), Loren Oldenburg (Viroqua), Scott Allen (Waukesha)

And where they live.



47 GOP members send letter to Wisconsin superintendents, pressing for in-person instruction.  (Kenosha News, 8/5/2020)

Full text of letter and all signatures found here.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Keeping tabs on authors in LINKcat: Pete Hamill (1935-2020)




Pete Hamill, Quintessential New York Journalist, Dies at 85.  (The New York Times, 8/5/2020)
In another age, when the newsrooms of metropolitan dailies pulsed to the rising thunder of typewriters on deadline, Mr. Hamill, a high school dropout who was searching for a future after years of academic frustration, Navy life and graphic design work, walked into the city room of The New York Post in 1960, as he told it, and fell in love with newspapering. 
“The room was more exciting to me than any movie,” he recalled in a memoir, “an organized chaos of editors shouting from desks, copy boys dashing through doors into the composing room, men and women typing at big manual typewriters, telephones ringing, the wire service tickers clattering, everyone smoking and putting butts out on the floor.” 
Mr. Hamill became a celebrated reporter, columnist and the top editor of The New York Post and The Daily News; a foreign correspondent for The Post and The Saturday Evening Post; and a writer for New York Newsday, The Village Voice, Esquire and other publications. He wrote a score of books, mostly novels but also biographies, collections of short stories and essays, and screenplays, some adapted from his books.

LINKcat libraries


Related posts:
2020
Patricia Bosworth.  (4/6/2020)
Mary Higgins Clark.  (2/4/2020)
Clive Cussler.  (2/29/2020)
A, E, Hotchner.  (2/18/2020)
Roger Kahn.  (2/15/2020)
Johanna Lindsey.  (1/15/2020)
Sylvia Jukes Morris.  (1/20/2020)
Charlers Portis.  (2/19/2020)
John Rothchild.  (1/22/2020)
George Steiner.  (2/6/2020)
Charles Webb.  (6/30/2020)
Elizabeth Wurtzel.  (1/11/2020)

2019
Warren Adler.  (4/23/2019)
Kate Braverman.  (10/28/2019)
Stephen Dixon.  (11/12/2019)
Ernest J. Gaines.  (11/8/2019)
Dan Jenkins.  (3/10/2019)
Judith Krantz.  (6/27/2019)
Paule Marshall.  (8/27/2019)
Robert K. Massie.  (12/4/2019)
Martin Mayer.  (8/3/2019)
Wright Morris.  (7/25/2019)
Toni Morrison.  (8/12/2019)
Anthony Price.  (6/17/2019)
James I. Robertson.  (11/20/2019)
Anne Rivers Siddons.  (9/19/2019)
John Simon.  (12/1/2019)
Sol Stein.  (9/30/2019)
Brad Watson.  (8/2/2020)
Lonnie Wheeler.  (7/15/2020)
Herman Wouk.  (5/20/2019)
Nearly forgotten "sociological megahits" of 1970.  (6/18/2019)

2018
Neal Thompson.  (6/17/2018)
Barbara Kafka.  (6/8/2018)
Weeding or historical sanitization at LINKcat libraries?  (6/2/2018)

2017
Aline Countess of Romanones.  (12/17/2017)
Kit Reed.  (10/1/2017)
Carol J. Adams shares feminist classics from her personal library.  (9/8/2017)

2016
E. M. Nathanson.  (4/10/2016)

2015
Gunter Grass (1927-2015).  (4/15/2015)

2014
Thomas Berger  (1924-2014).  (7/23/2014)
Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014)  (4/8/2014)

2013
Barbara Branden.  (12/26/2013)