Saturday, December 17, 2022

Wisconsin GOP dilutes the Outagamie County/Appleton vote with shameless gerrymandering

MapsBallotpedia (boxes added)

Why the GOP feels completed to dilute the Appleton vote.

Elections results:  Outagamie County Clerk

Related post:
Brown County/Green Bay.  (12/11/2022)

MSM anoints Ron DeSantis as 2024 GOP frontrunner, ignores his consistently hellish behavior as elected official

The above 'achievements' barely scratch the surface.

Thomas Pynchon, author of famously difficult books to read, doesn't get much love from LINKcat library patrons


New York Times, 12/14/2022
“The published novels themselves take a lot of time to grapple with,” she said. “The drafts are even more complicated.”
Thank you for your understatement, Brooke

Related posts:
Roger Angell.  (5/24)
Melissa Bank.  (8/7)
Raymond Briggs.  (8/20)
Thomas Cahill. (11/16)
Philip K. Dick.  (11/20)
Bruce Duffy,  (3/13)
Todd Gitlin.  (2/8)
Rebecca Godfrey.  (11/11)
Ron Goulart.  (2/7)
Doris Grumbach.  (11/10)
Robert Hicks.  (3/8)
Maureen Howard.  (3/19)
Hilary Mantel.  (9/26)
Nancy Mitford.  (4/4)
P. J. O'Rourke.  (2/24)
Julie Powell.  (11/5)
Dennis Smith.  (1/27)
Susie Steiner.  (7/27)
Larry Woiwode.  (5/19)

F. Lee Bailey.  (6/11)
Kim Chernin.  (1/10)
Angelo Codevilla.  (10/10)
Stephen Dunn.  (6/29)
James R. Flynn.  (1/30)
Larry Flynt.  (2/12)
Lucinda Franks.  (5/11)
Joseph Galloway.  (8/25)
Norman Golb.  (2/22)
Charles Grodin.  (5/20)
Maria Guarnascheilli, book editor.  (2/18)
James Gunn.  (2/21)
Tony Hendra.  (3/7)
Donald Kagan.  (8/20)
Hans Kung.  (4/9)
Lyn Macdonald.  (5/15)
Janet Malcolm.  (6/18)
Peter Manso,  (4/10)
Ved Mehta.  (1/12)
Marie Mongan.  (3/22)
Deborah Rhode.  (1/28)
James Ridgeway.  (2/16)
David Swensen.  (5/13)
Bryan Sykes.  (1/14)
Athan Theoharis.  (6/14/)
Ed Ward.  (5/16)
Michael Thomas.  (8/19)
Adam Zagajewski.  (3/27)

Ben Bova.  (12/17)
Clive Cussler.  (2/29)
Betty Dodson  (11/11)
Pete Hamill.  (8/6)
Shere Hite. (9/13)
A, E, Hotchner.  (2/18)
Roger Kahn.  (2/15)
Randall Kenan.  (9/29)
John Le Carre. (12/23/2020)
Johanna Lindsey.  (1/15)
Barry Lopez.  (12/29)
Alison Lurie.  (12/7)
Charlers Portis.  (2/19)
Julia Reed.  (9/8)
John Rothchild.  (1/22)
Gail Sheehy.  (9/3)
Jill Paton Walsh.  (11/29)
Charles Webb.  (6/30)

Warren Adler.  (4/23)
Kate Braverman.  (10/28)
Stephen Dixon.  (11/12)
Dan Jenkins.  (3/10)
Judith Krantz.  (6/27)
Paule Marshall.  (8/27)
Martin Mayer.  (8/3)
Wright Morris.  (7/25)
Toni Morrison.  (8/12)
Anthony Price.  (6/17)
John Simon.  (12/1)
Sol Stein.  (9/30)
Brad Watson.  (8/2)
Lonnie Wheeler.  (7/15)
Herman Wouk.  (5/20)

Neal Thompson.  (6/17)

Kit Reed.  (10/1)

E. M. Nathanson.  (4/10)




GET ME REWRITE: Wisconsin GOP leaders work overtime to preserve campaign donations from road builders

Middleton headline: Milwaukee magazine
Bottom headline: Wisconsin Watch

The Madison/Dane County bias on full display.
Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu told The Associated Press that he opposes state funding for the project but had not been briefed by Madison city leaders on what they were attempting. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was blunt last week when asked about it, saying only “No state funding.” 
“I don’t think it makes sense to build a rail, even if it’s mostly through federal money, if we’re stuck on the hook subsidizing it for the next 30 years,” LaMahieu said parroted, agreeing with Vos.

It's as if these dimwits want to kill the goose that's laying the golden eggs.

Capital Times, 12/15/2021
Together, Madison and Dane County have been responsible for roughly 50% of new jobs in the entire state in the last 15 years.
Wisconsin has 72 counties.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Robert Douglas Tuttle (1943-2022) Warren Area High School class of 1961

 1961 Dragon yearbook

  Peterson Blick Funeral Home

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Charles and Joette live on Kinzua Road
1983 Warren City Directory

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

Joette spent just 4 years on the baby names chart, peaking at #824 in 1954.

Other members of the class of '61 (32):
Linda Shirey.  (10/7)
Glen Briggs.  (1/21)


Michael Long.  (10/22)

Music crimes of the 1970s: Billboard Hot 100 edition

This song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

Give it a listen.

It never even made the "Bubbling Under" chart.
Ripple biography at AllMusic.

Elon Musk, megalomaniac: Chapter 2

Dictionary definitionMerriam-Webster
Photo:  The Royal Society va Wikipedia
HeadlineWashington Post, 12/15/1022

WaPo subhead
Company executives alleged that the more than half a dozen reporters endangered Twitter’s owner by sharing his location. But a review of their tweets shows no evidence of it.

Original 10/27/2022 post, "It's called megalomania, and Elon Musk is the new poster boy", starts here.

Or dictionary illustration, if you will.

Dictionary definition:  Merriam-Webster
Photo credit:  The Royal Society via Wikipedia
Headline and subNew York Times, 10.26/2022
Mr. Musk has in recent months emerged as a new, chaotic actor on the stage of global politics. While plenty of billionaire executives like to tweet their two cents on world affairs, none can come close to Mr. Musk’s influence and ability to cause trouble. He has sometimes waded into situations even after he was advised not to, and has already left behind plenty of messes.

Media moths and Musk flame

Related posts:
Meet Elon Musk, USA's premier oligarch.  (5/19/2022)

Pushing the envelope at Five Below

Photos by Retiring Guy

Five Below is a recent addition to Middleton WI's Greenway Station line-up.

Photo:  Facebook

"Print is dead", visionaries once told us. So why are people still standing in line at Barnes & Noble?


Top:  Photo by Retiring
(taken during a recent midweek afternoon)

Related posts:
Are ebooks finally moving out of the trough of disillusionment?  (2/12/2019)


Peering into the reader's mind.  (12/25/2013)
Booksellers hope print is on shoppers' gift lists.  (12/20/2013)
Survey sez: News of the death of print is greatly exaggerated.  (12/9/2013)
Not a Good Year on the Ebook Front for Barnes & Noble.  (11/29/2013)
Tell me again about ebooks ruling the publishing world.  (11/27/2013)
Other ebook market trendspotting confirms latest BISG report .  (11/1/2013)
Book Industry Study Group: "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" (Volume 4, 2013).  (11/1/2013)
Word of the day:  accretive.  (10/21/2013)
Survey sez: 72% of U.S. adults have read at least 1 book during the past 12 months.  (10/8/2013)
For years, many people asked the wrong question about ebooks and print books.  (10/6/2013) 
Ebook Flash Sales Grab Consumers' Attention.  (5/27/2013) 
BookStats 2013: It's not all about ebooks.  (5/15/2013)
Staying ahead of the learning curve.  (4/9/2013)
"Books are dead yet," sez Salon.  (3/21/2013)
Ebooks and the hype of emerging technology.  (1/8/2013)
Based on this column graph, print books are not likely to go away anytime soon.  (1/2/2013)

Printed books still lead ebooks by a significant margin.  (12/28/2012)
Ebook market pauses to take a breath.  (12/25/2012)
Year-to-date book revenues:  Jan-Jul 2011 and Jan-Jul 2012.  (11/1/2012)
Libraries get screwed when it comes to price of and access to ebooks.  (9/10/2012)
Millennials lead the fewer bookstores?  (8/22/2012)
Ebooks sliding down the peak of inflated expectations.  (8/18/2012)
Adult hardcover book sales hold their own, paperbacks sales drop in 1st quarter of 2012.  (6/17/2012)
Library ebook circulation skyrockets @ the Greendale Public Library and throughout Wisconsin.  (5/29/2012)
In so many words:  Libraries will have a place at the table. (4/30/2012)
3M Cloud Library ebook lending service goes beta at select libraries.  (4/28/2012)
Pew Research:  The rise of e-reading, summarized. (4/5/2012)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution attempts to get a handle on the ebook era.  (4/2/2012)
And I quote from "Bringing Up an E-Reader".  (3/29/2012)
The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board weighs in on ebooks and libraries. (3/19/2012)
Carl Zimmer responds to Franzen.  (1/31/2012)
It's only Monday but this is still the best ebook headline of the week.  (1/20/2012)
Jonathan Franzen has something to say about ebooks.  (1/30/2012)
As they have been doing all along, libraries adapt to technology.  (1/29/2012)
Floating an Idea: The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory's Library License.  (1/17/2012) 
Getting in line @ your library for ebooks.  (1/15/2012)
The Post-Christmas ebook sales surge. (1/10/2012)

Honey, we've been 'trying' it.  For years.  (12/25/2011)
Chris Bohjalian on our totemic connection to books.  (12/20/2011)
Hold that bricks-and-mortar bookstore obituary.  (12/13/2011)
Your local public library: The greenest option of all in the ebooks vs. print books debate.  (12/11/2011)
Go directly to Amazon, do not pass library.  (11/3/2011)
Ebooks in U.S. public libraries.  (10/22/2011)
How ebook buyers discover books.  (9/27/2011)
Cookbooks make the transition to digital publishing.  (9/27/2011)
Redefining what an ebook is and who gets to publish it. (9/19/2011)
The L.A.Times on ebooks: An Amazon tablet, push into interactivity. (9/16/2011)
The Economist:  "Great digital expectations".  (9/16/2011)
Lev Grossman presents a short history of the reading device..  (9/6/2011)
Speaking of gadgets, here's the latest iteration of ebooks.  (8/25/2011)
Sounds like another digital divide in the making.  (7/30/2011)
Libraries and ebooks:  Any book, not any time soon.  (6/1/2011)
On the distinction between the book reader and the book owner.  (5/10/2011)
Demand for ebooks grows exponentially in Wisconsin.  (5/2/2011)
Struggling to find an ebook common agenda between libraries and publishers.  (4/5/2011)
Ebooks and libraries:  "The challenges just keep piling up".  (3/28/2011)
Publishers Weekly tracks ebook sales.  (3/18/2011)
Word is getting out:  Ebooks @ your library.  (3/18/2011)
Ebooks continue to gain market share.  (3/17/2011)
Publishers look to bottom line in formulating ebook policies for libraries. (3/15/2011)
News stories on HarperCollins ebook decision go mainstream.  (3/5/2011)
9 years of book sales:  trade and ebook.  (2/17/2011)
Will ebook readers be wooed by Barbara Cartland?  (2/12/2011)
The impact of ebooks on libraries.  (2/11/2011)
OverDrive news release: Library eBook circs up 200% in '10. (1/10/2011)

Mashable: 5 ebook trends that will change the future of publishing. (12/29/2010)
Christmas 2010 the tipping point for ebooks?  (12/24/2010)
Ereader as brown paper bag.  (12/9/2010)
The ebook reader compatibility surprise.  (12/3/2010)
Ereader ownership:  Survey says....  (11/30/2010)
David Carnoy asks, "Does the Kindle pay for itself?" (11/29/2010)
Need to repair that ebook reader?  (11/19/2010)
Who uses an ereader:  Survey says....  (9/22/2010)
Book industry wrestles with print vs. pixels.  (9/2/2010)
Coming soon to a screen near you:  Ads in ebooks.  (8/20/2010)
Ebooks now comprise 8.5% of book sales. (8/12/2010)
Genre paperback publishers drops print.  (8/6/2010)
Ebooks and libraries.  (5/4/2010)
Ebooks eliminate a free form of advertising:  the book jacket.  (3/31/2010)
Ebooks: another round of false promises?  (3/19/2010)
The skinny on ebooks.  (3/8/2010)
Hardcover vs. ebook:  Breaking down the costs.  (3/1/2010)

Apparently, Brookings plans to spend the next two years normalizing Republican Party's thoroughly toxic agenda

The problem with the GOP's approach to governing goes much deeper than Trump.

HeadlineBrookings, 12/15/2022
However, it turns out that a “normal” Republican Party was lurking in the wings. Of the 1,397 GOP candidates in congressional primaries in 2022, 59% were not endorsed by Trump, made no mention of Trump on their websites or social media, and made no mention of MAGA or America First.

Source:  HiNative

Meet the GOP troglodytes of the United States Senate: Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)

And the white guys just keep on comin'.  (Last of a series.)

WisPolitics, 11/17/2022

US Senate Hall of Shame
John Boozman, R-Arkansas.  (11/30/2002)
Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas.  (11/30/2022)
Marco Rubio, R-Florida.  (11/30/2022)
Rick Scott, R-Florida.  (11/30/2022)
Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.  (12/1/2022)
Jim Risch,  R-Idaho.  (12/1/2022)
Mike Braun, R-Indiana.  (12/2/2022)
Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, .  (12/2/2022)
Jerry Moran, R-Kansas.  (12/3/2022)
Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma.  (12/11/2022)
Ted Cruz, R-Texas.  (12/15/2022)
John Cornyn, R-Texas.  (12/15/2022)
Mike Lee, R-Utah.  (12/16/2022)
John Barrasso, R-Wyoming.  (12/16/2022)

Meet the GOP troglodytes of the United States Senate: John Barrasso (Wyoming)

And the white guys just keep on comin'.

Excerpt:  Cowboy State Daily, 11/17/2022

US Senate Hall of Shame
John Boozman, R-Arkansas.  (11/30/2002)
Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas.  (11/30/2022)
Marco Rubio, R-Florida.  (11/30/2022)
Rick Scott, R-Florida.  (11/30/2022)
Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.  (12/1/2022)
Jim Risch,  R-Idaho.  (12/1/2022)
Mike Braun, R-Indiana.  (12/2/2022)
Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, .  (12/2/2022)
Jerry Moran, R-Kansas.  (12/3/2022)
Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma.  (12/11/2022)
Ted Cruz, R-Texas.  (12/15/2022)
John Cornyn, R-Texas.  (12/15/2022)
Mike Lee, R-Utah.  (12/16/2022)

Meet the GOP troglodytes of the United States Senate: Mike Lee (Utah)

And the white guys just keep on comin'.

Excerpt:  The Salt Lake Tribune, 11/29/2022

US Senate Hall of Shame
John Boozman, R-Arkansas.  (11/30/2002)
Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas.  (11/30/2022)
Marco Rubio, R-Florida.  (11/30/2022)
Rick Scott, R-Florida.  (11/30/2022)
Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.  (12/1/2022)
Jim Risch,  R-Idaho.  (12/1/2022)
Mike Braun, R-Indiana.  (12/2/2022)
Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, .  (12/2/2022)
Jerry Moran, R-Kansas.  (12/3/2022)
Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma.  (12/11/2022)
Ted Cruz, R-Texas.  (12/15/2022)
John Cornyn, R-Texas.  (12/15/2022)

Thursday, December 15, 2022

GET ME REWRITE: Janel Brandtjen Looney Tunes Election Denier Show CANCELLED!

Headline:  Wisconsin State Journal, 12/15/2022
Brandtjen will sit on the Assembly's corrections and government oversight committees next session but won't have a leadership role in either one, according to Vos. Brandtjen was the vice-chair of the government oversight committee last session. 
Vos removed Brandtjen from her position after she used it over the last year to provide a platform to conspiracy theorists and deniers of the results of Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election. She has maintained her work was in line with an Assembly resolution calling for the review of the 2020 election.
Janel's Library of Looney Tunes:
December 2022
GOP caucus outcast and election denier Janel Brandtjen running for open State Senate seat.  (12/6/2022)
One-woman election denier Looney Tunes festival doesn't realize she's about to get cancelled.  (12/5)

November 2022
As John Torinus describes it, Wisconsin GOP election denier Kool-Aid Queen Janel Brandtjen went ballistic over three grains of sand in the desert.  (11/23/2022)
Wisconsin GOP election denier Kool-Aid Queen Janel Brandtjen is even too toxic for her own party's caucus.  (11/16/2022)
GOP judge quickly slaps down Wisconsin election denier queen's lawsuit to block military votes.  (11/8/2022)

October 2022