Saturday, October 24, 2020

GET ME REWRITE: No girls allowed at ProLife award presentation for GOP troglodyte Joe Sanfelippo

 

Amid COVID-19 surge, GOP lawmakers, including health chairman, attend indoor mass gathering.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 10/23/2020)

Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, chairman of the Assembly committee on health, is shown photographed alongside Reps. Ken Skowronski, R-Franklin, Cody Horlacher, R-Mukwonago, and Chuck Wichgers, R-Muskego, at a Pro Life Wisconsin “Love for Life” gala with other attendees, none of whom were wearing masks in the photo.

 

Original 10/21/2020 post, "GET ME REWRITE:  Joe Sanfelippo, member of do-nothing Wisconsin Assembly GOP caucus, wants to do even less about the virus", starts here.

Photo (and contact info)Wisconsin State Legislature


WisPolitics, 10/6/2020

Talkin' to you, Joe!


Wisconsin Covid cases mapped and graphed (10/24/2020)

 

Saturday, October 24.  Total tests (positive and negative):  1,952,170 -- one-day increase of 17,620 (4,062 positive; 23.1%)

Total positive Covid-19 cases:  194,540

Counties with largest numerical gains = 63

  • 15 with 100 or more new cases 
  • 9 with 50-99 
  • 18 with 20 to 49
  • 14 with 10 to 19
  • 7 with 5 to 9

The 63
  • Dane (270)
  • Outagamie (257)
  • Milwaukee (231)
  • Waukesha (226)
  • Dodge (189)
  • Fond du Lac, Sheboygan (173 each)
  • Brown (163)
  • Marathon (140)
  • Racine (134)
  • Manitowoc (132)
  • Washington, Winnebago (122 each)
  • Eau Claire (116)
  • Waupaca (112)
  • Jefferson (99)
  • Rock (87)
  • Chippewa (79)
  • Shawano (72)
  • Walworth (69)
  • St. Croix (60)
  • Kenosha (57)
  • Langlade, Portage (55 each)
  • Calumet (47)
  • Oconto (43)
  • Columbia (42)
  • La Crosse (41)
  • Barron, Waushara (39 each)
  • Oneida (37)
  • Wood (36) 
  • Ozaukee (32)
  • Grant (31)
  • Lincoln (28)
  • Clark (26)
  • Sauk, Taylor (25 each)
  • Monroe (24)
  • Jackson (22)
  • Green, Marinette, Sawyer (21 each)
    • Polk (18) 
    • Green Lake (17)
    • Iowa, Marquette (15 each)
    • Juneau (14)
    • Adams, Douglas, Forest, Vilas (12 each)
    • Kewaunee, Richland (11 each)
    • Dunn, Lafayette, Menomonee (10 each)
    • Rusk (8)
    • Buffalo (7)
    • Florence, Pepin, Pierce, Price, Washburn (6 each)

    2 counties -- Burnett, Vernon -- report 0 new cases.



    Wisconsin Department of Health Services




    New York Times



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    Arkansas.  (10/15/2020)
    California.  (10/18/2020)
    Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
    Florida.  (10/19/2020)
    Georgia.  (10/19/2020)
    Idaho.  (10/18/2020)
    Illinois.  (10/20/2020)
    Indiana.  (10/17/2020)
    Iowa.  (10/17/2020)
    Kansas.  (10/15/2020)
    Kentucky.  (10/15/2020)
    Louisiana.  (10/17/2020)
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    Michigan.  (10/20/2020)
    Minnesota.  (10/8/2020)
    Mississippi.  (10/19/2020)
    Montana. (10/16/2020)
    Nebraska.  (10/1/2020)
    Nevada.  (10/21/2020)
    New Jersey,  (10/20/2020)
    New York.  (10/20/2020)
    North Carolina.  (10/18/2020)
    North Dakota.  (10/18/2020)
    Ohio.  (10/17/2020)
    Pennsylvania.  (10/20/2020)
    South Carolina.  (10/1/2020)
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    Tennessee.  (10/9/2020)
    Texas   (10/17/2020)
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    Virginia.  (10/16/2020)
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    Leslie Stein (1951-2020) Warren Area High School class of 1968


    1968 Dragon yearbook


     
    1967 Warren City Directory
    • Stein Raymond S (Frances C; Stain's Ladies' Shop) h214 Buchanan Street
      1983 Warren City Directory  

      Leslie as a baby name for girls floundered around in the bottom half of the top 1000 during the first 30 years of the 1900s.  Then it gained traction during the 1930s and received a crossover boost from this wildly popular Hollywood spectacle, climbing into the top 100, where it spent 41 years (1953-53, 1957-88, 1999-2004), peaking at # 56 in 1981.  Leslie has been in a severe decline since 2005.


      Other class of '68 members:
      2020
      Rodney Early.  (10/10/2020)
      Kit Kiser.  (10/7/2020)
      Martin Graves.  (1/28/2020)

      2019
      Susan Smith Johnson. (7/22/2019)
      Harry Spackman.  (7/2/2019)
      Dennis Falber.  (6/13/2019)
      Karen Sidon White.  (4/18/2019)

      2018
      Kenneth Dunham.  (5/1/2018)
      Matt Voigt.  (2/27/2018)
      Dean Backstrom.  (2/26/2018)
      Michael Curren.  (2/23/2018)
      Dennis Brown.  (1/12/2018)

      2017 
      Judy Berdine.  (12/4/2017)
      Rose Armogast Filiatrault.  (11/2/2017)
      Cathryne Stewart Solock.  (5/11/2017)
      Douglas Peterson.  (3/7/2017)

      2015
      Mary Lou Slack Schumann Hotaling.  (9/17/2015)
      William Leonard.  (2/7/2015)

      2014
      Douglas Coates.  (12/29/2014)
      Jennifer Robinault Morell.  (9/6/2014)
      Jacquelyn Johnston Malone.  (7/31/2014)
      Janet Vavala Smith.  (3/25/2014)

      Marathon County Wisconsin on fire with the virus since Trump rally in Mosinee

       


      From March 20 until September 17, the day of Trump's Mosinee rally, Marathon County reported a total of 952 coronavirus cases, an average of just under 5 new cases per day.

      Since September 17, the county has reported an additional 2,747 cases, an increase of nearly 300%.  Daily average during this period is 74 new cases per day.

      Statewide
      Wisconsin COVID cases mapped and graphed.  

      Regionally
      Langland and Lincoln counties.  Double vision.  (10/1/2020)
      Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, and Waukesha counties.  Greetings from Wisconsin's coronavirus hot corner.  (8/20/2020)
      Vilas and Oneida counties.   Probably not a good idea to go about your usual business in Oneida and Vilas counties.  (8/20/2020)

      Individual counties
      Iron County.  Wisconsin coronavirus hot spot.  (7/27/2020)
      Marathon County.  Unfortunately, Kaite, the virus isn't done with them..  (10/17/2020)
      Marinette County.   Covidiots rule the day in Marinette County.  (8/14/2020)
      Oconto County.  Covidiots rule the day in Oconto County.  (8/14/2020)
      Polk County.    Covidiots throw hissy fit over #wearamask.  (8/25/2020)
      Waukesha County.  The Sonny Boy chronicles.  (8/18/2020)
      Winnebago County.  After twiddling their thumbs for 7 months, Winnebago County supervisors realize they have a crisis on their hands

      Keeping a virus outbreak in the Capitol under wraps? That's not all Wisconsin Republicans don't want to talk about!

       

      Anything Covid is off the table.  It just doesn't exist in their bubble world.

      Sources:  Merriam-Webster (definition), Journal Sentinel (headline).


      Original 10/14/2020 post, "GET ME REWRITE:  Governor Evers to Scott Fitzgerald and Robin Vos:  'Do your homework!'", starts here.


      Reported in


      Original 10/7/2020 post, "In so many words:  Scott Fitzgerald admits he is unfit to lead", starts here.


      Reported in GOP lawmakers stand still as virus rages in Wisconsin.  (Milwaulkee Journal Sentinel, 10/6/2020)

      The first step of the negotiatiing process is to prepare.


      The stage that Fitzgerald has been at for the past 6 months.




      The chocolate factory episode of "I Love Lucy" seen in a new light

       


      Photo credit:  CNN

      HuffPost, 10/23/2020


       

      NPR might as well be shorthand for namby-pamby

       



      Number of times each of the following words, or its variants, appears in the NPR article.
      • dissemble (0)
      • distort (0)
      • fabricate (0)
      • lie (0)
      • mislead (0)
      • prevaricate (0)
      • untruth (0)

      Related reading:
      One of the many lies that Trump spewed during the 10/22/2020 presidential debate.  (10/23/2020)

      Friday, October 23, 2020

      GET ME REWRITE: Two gullible guys from Racine County still believe anything Foxconn tells them



      Despite the company’s other broken promises, Racine County and village officials say they believe Foxconn will follow through on money owed to taxpayers. 
      Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave praised Foxconn for being the county’s largest taxpayer. The money Foxconn pays in taxes goes toward the special taxing district, though, not in the general fund. 
      "The Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County have already experienced significant benefits from Foxconn Technology Group’s development in our community," Claude Lois, Foxconn project director for Mount Pleasant, said in a written statement.

      The reality that Delagrave and Lois can't face.





      1/23/2020 update,
      "GET ME REWRITE:  Does Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave realize that Terry Gou is recruiting workers for Foxconn in Taiwan?", starts here.


      Reported in 
      Foxconn founder Gou: Mount Pleasant facility to start producing in 2020.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/22/2020)

      With imported workers, as Terry Gou sees it.
       
      Related reading:
      Foxconn’s history of broken promises casts a shadow on Wisconsin news. (MarketWatch, 7/31/2017)
      As Foxconn changes Wisconsin plans, job promises fall short.  (Chicago Tribune, 2/8/2019)
      Foxconn's failed 'innovation centers' are its latest broken promise to Wisconsin workers.  (The American Independent, 10/25/2019)

       
      11/5/2019 update, "It's time for Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave to face facts", starts here.


      Reported in Most business incentives don't work.  Here's how to fix them.  (Brookings, 11/4/21019)


      Original 10/1/2019 post, "GET ME REWRITE:  Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave holds onto the flimsiest of threads spun by Foxconn", starts here.


      Delagrave reiterates support for Foxconn during contentious debate.  (Racine Journal Times, 9/21/2019)

      Jonathan's favorite song?



      Wet Willie's "Keep on Smilin'" debuted at # on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 25, 1974.  It spent 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10, by far the group's best chart performance.

      Related post:
      Keeping tabs on Foxconn Place in Racine.  (7/31/2019)

      One of the many lies that Trump spewed during the 10/22/2020 presidential debate (chapter 2)

       

      Sources:  Forbes (top), PolitiFact (middle), NBC News (bottom)

      Chapter 1

      Headlines:  CBS News, New York Times





      Wisconsin Covid cases mapped and graphed (10/23/2020)


      Friday, October 22.  Total tests (positive and negative):  1,935,550 -- one-day increase of 17,804 (4,378 positive; 24.6%)

      Total positive Covid-19 cases:  190,478

      Counties with largest numerical gains = 65

      • 10 with 100 or more new cases 
      • 10 with 50-99 
      • 23 with 20 to 49
      • 14 with 10 to 19
      • 8 with 5 to 9

      The 65
      • Milwaukee (805)
      • Brown (274)
      • Waukesha (273)
      • Dane (240)
      • Racine (198)
      • Outagamie (178)
      • Winnebago (170)
      • Marathon (152)
      • Fond du Lac (118)
      • Sheboygan (101)
      • Dodge (94)
      • Wood (92)
      • Eau Claire (91)
      • Shawano (80)
      • Portage (77)
      • Calumet (68)
      • Rock (65)
      • Kenosha (60)
      • Sauk (51)
      • Oneida (47)
      • Marinette (46)
      • Dunn (43)
      • Chippewa, Manitowoc, Trempealeau, Waushara (39 each)
      • Barron, Lincoln (36 each)
      • Columbia (35)
      • Waupara (33) 
      • Washington (32)
      • Vilas (30)
      • Clark, Langlade, Oconto (29 each)
      • Door (28)
      • St. Croix, Walworth (27 each)
      • Kewaunee, La Crosse (23 each)
      • Monroe (21)
      • Marquette (20)
        • Polk (19) 
        • Rusk, Taylor (17 each)
        • Jackson, Menominee (16 each)
        • Ozaukee (15)
        • Lafayette (14)
        • Forest (13)
        • Juneau, Price (12 each)
        • Douglas (11)
        • Adams, Iowa, Pierce (10 each)
        • Buffalo, Vernon (9 each)
        • Bayfield (8)
        • Richland (7)
        • Burnett, Pepin (6 each)
        • Ashland, Washburn (5 each)



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        Arizona.  (10/19/2020)
        Arkansas.  (10/15/2020)
        California.  (10/18/2020)
        Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
        Florida.  (10/19/2020)
        Georgia.  (10/19/2020)
        Idaho.  (10/18/2020)
        Illinois.  (10/20/2020)
        Indiana.  (10/17/2020)
        Iowa.  (10/17/2020)
        Kansas.  (10/15/2020)
        Kentucky.  (10/15/2020)
        Louisiana.  (10/17/2020)
        Maryland.  (9/30/2020)
        Massachusetts.  (10/20/2020)
        Michigan.  (10/20/2020)
        Minnesota.  (10/8/2020)
        Mississippi.  (10/19/2020)
        Montana. (10/16/2020)
        Nebraska.  (10/1/2020)
        Nevada.  (10/21/2020)
        New Jersey,  (10/20/2020)
        New York.  (10/20/2020)
        North Carolina.  (10/18/2020)
        North Dakota.  (10/18/2020)
        Ohio.  (10/17/2020)
        Pennsylvania.  (10/20/2020)
        South Carolina.  (10/1/2020)
        South Dakota.  (10/8/2020)
        Tennessee.  (10/9/2020)
        Texas   (10/17/2020)
        Utah.  (1021/2020)
        Virginia.  (10/16/2020)
        Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
        West Virginia.  (10/21/2020)

        Another Wisconsin GOP legislator throws in the towel in the fight against Covid


        She's tired of it all, not even trying anymore.

        Headlines:  WisPolitics, MJS
        Covid:  NYT

        And the photo at left is found on page 34 of the 2019-2020 Wisconsin State Blue Book.

        Eugene Vavala (1947-2020) Warren Area High School class of 1965

         


        Source: 
        Warren Times Observer 

        1965 Dragon yearbook


        1967 Warren City Directory
        • Vavala Carl (Theresa R; Busy Bee Restaurant) h411 1/2 Laurel Street
        • Vavala Eugene helper Inter-Electric 411 1/2 Laurel Street
        1983 Warren City Directory
        • Vavala Carl  & Theresa R) Busy Bee Restaurant) h411 1/2 Laurel Street
        • Vavala Eugene C & Charmaine L (AM/PM Beauty Salon) h316 Beech Street 

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

        Charmaine spent most of her 67 years bouncing around the lower half of the baby names chart.  Her spike to #331 in 1952 can most likely be attibuted to this top 10 Mantovani hit.

        Other members of the class of 1965:
        2020
        Ellen Theresa Waldeck.  (8/28/2020)
        Jane Quackenbush Sweigart.  (6/13/2020)
        Robert Ekey.  (4/28/2020)

        2019
        Dennis Dodge.  (6/29)
        Linda Kays.  (6/10)
        William Lyle Shafer.  (4/5)

        2018
        Loretta Frederickson Conlon.  (8/7)
        Bruce Shattuck.  (8/2)
        Michael Neizmik.  (3/26)
        Robert Faga.  (1/27)
        Joyce Andrew Camigliano.  (1/26)

        2017
        Jeffrey Werner.  (11/20)
        Jeffrey Arnold.  (7/11)
        Blaine Otto Rudolph.  (6/20)
        Anita Farnswroth Madigan.  (4/30)

        2016
        David Bryan.  (11/23)
        Candyce Thompson Wescott.  (10/10)
        Dianne Briggs Sherman.  (5/14)

        2015
        Catherine Donnelly Rice.  (9/25)
        Sharyn Steele Engle.  (8/30)
        Dennis Seymour.  (6/25)
        Alvin Whipple.  (6/17)

        2014
        Susan Johnson Wolfe.  (3/14)

        Wisconsin 2020 elections: Who's running in the 92nd State Assembly District?

         


        In, 2018, Treig Pronschinski (R-Mondovi) won a 2nd term in the Assembly by just over 10 percentage points.

        Democrat Amanda WhiteEagle 

        Source:  Ballotpedia


        Source: Ballotpedia



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