Saturday, September 23, 2023

GET ME REWRITE: Republican David "The Choker" Prosser, recently appointed shill to Robin Vos's sham impeachment panel, donated to Republican Dan Kelly's Supreme Court campaign

HeadlineWisconsin State Journal, 9/16/2023
The former justice, Republican David Prosser,

  1.  gave $500 to the conservative candidate who lost to Protasiewicz, 
  2. did not recuse himself from cases involving a law he helped pass as a lawmaker 
  3. and was investigated after a physical altercation with a liberal justice.


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GET ME REWRITE: Republican National Committee appears to have a low bar to qualify for second GOP presidential debate

Poll results:  Real Clear Politics
HeadlineNBC News, 9/23/2023
Burgum has been on the outside looking into the second debate with less than a week to go to secure enough support in primary polls to qualify. But a flurry of new polling in recent days looks set to secure him a spot on the stage, just days before Monday's deadline to qualify — pending Republican National Committee approval of the polls. 
The RNC remains the final arbiter on who qualifies for their debates, so nothing is confirmed until the party releases its list of qualified participants ahead of Wednesday’s event. But the new polls appear to fit the bill for Burgum, according to NBC News analysis of the RNC's criteria.

Burgum reached 3% on a recent Trafalgar poll

Perhaps you haven't heard of Robert Cahaly and his Trafalgar fantasy polls.

Related posts
After failing to make a dent in the 2024 Florida presidential nomination polls, hubristic Miami Mayor Frances Suarez drops out of race.  (8/29)

July 2023
When hubris is synonymous with humiliation (Talkin' about you, Francis Suarez).  (7/25)

June 2023
Polling at 5%, Mike Pence to announce presidential campaign in Des Moines.  (6/1)

May 2023
Among West Virginia GOP voters, if you're not Trump, you're nobody.  (5/30)
GOP continues to boogie its way to doomsday.  (5/2)

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

December 2022

November 2022

Like watching a slow-motion train wreck.  (Harris poll).  (9/15)
Like watching a slow-motion train wreck (Quinnipiac poll).  (9/13)

Around Town Middleton: Wisconsin and Southern Railroad prohibits pedestrian crossing at Middleton Center

Photos by Retiring Guy

Apparently, there's no one around to enforce the restriction.

Other Middleton Center posts:

Other Around Town Middleton posts:
June 2023

May 2023
Best double cheeseburger ever (Village Green).  (5/5)

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

January 2023
Bathroom advice.  (1/11)
Vin Santo restaurant reopening date postponed again.  (1/7)

October 2022
The Club Tavern still sits empty (2022 edition)  (10/20)
According to a recent Next Door post, this apartment building allegedly has roaches. (10/15)

August 2022
"Tactical Urbanism" at the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and Middleton Street.  (8/29/2022)
The G Spot.  (8/11/2022)

July 2022
Turfbot mower.  (7/28)


November 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

August 2020

December 2019
Roman Candle survives the cut, even without the availability of convenient parking.  (12/12)
The Monona side of town.  (12/6)

November 2019
Bike rack at Sauk Trail Elementary School.  (11/8)
Not everybody's on board in the Meadows neighborhood.  (11/4)
October 2019
Matching car and garage door.  (10/11)

September 2019
Around Town Middleton: Bees love ornamental onion plants.   (9/4) 

August 2019
60-year-old resident arrested for armed robbery.  (8/21)
Staff and visitors may now park in the MCPASD Services Center lot .  (8/2)

June 2019
"ROAD WORK AHEAD" trumps "DRIVE LIKE YOUR KIDS LIVE HERE" on Park Street.  (6/27)
Free lunch Friday.  (6/24/2019)
CBD, just like everywhere else in Wisconsin.  (6/24)
February 2019
According to chapter 8.07 of the city ordinances....  (2/4)

January 2019
More than a snow fort, but not a standing-room igloo.  (1/2)
December 2018
This section of sidewalk was replaced in 1980.  (12/18)
The post office's new and improved self-service kiosk.  (12/18)

November 2018
Spell checker.  (11/19)

August 2018
Must be on a tight schedule.  (8/6/)

July 2018
What type of seeds?  (7/6)

June 2018
If it's not one thing, it's another.  (6/23)
Bloom Bake Shop to reopen as Bloom Bindery, a bakery/bookstore.  (6/15)

May 2018
The Tiedeman Pond frog chorus.  (5/15)

March 2018
Tiedeman Pond winter fish kill.  (3/30)
Hear that lonesome whistle blow.  (3/22)
Explosion on Elmwood Avenue.  (3/20)
Googling 'Henry Hubbard'.  (3/18) 
A not-so-faded Flo strikes a new pose.  (3/12)

February 2018

Cruising Broad Street in Beloit, Wisconsin

Screenshots and video by Retiring Guy

Orange arrows follow video route

Other posts in the Cruising series:
Cruising Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Highway in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  (9/6)

Cruising from Warren Area High School to East Fifth and Redwood in Warren PA.  (7/27)

Cruising Riverside Cemetery, on the National Register of Historic Places, in Oshkosh Wisconsin.  (6/25)Cruising around the block at Waupun Correctional Institution, Wisconsin.  (6/17)

Netflix is shutting down its DVD services and I'm donating these titles to Goodwill

Photo by Retiring Guy

New York Times, 9/23/2023
When Netflix began mailing DVDs in 1998 — the first movie shipped was “Beetlejuice” — no one in Hollywood expected the company to eventually upend the entire entertainment industry. It started as a brainstorm between Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, successful businessmen looking to reinvent the DVD rental business. No due dates, no late fees, no monthly rental limits. 
 It did much more than that. The DVD business destroyed competitors like Blockbuster and altered the viewing habits of the public. Once Netflix began its streaming business and then started producing original content, it transformed the entire entertainment industry. So much so that the economics of streaming — which actors and writers argue are worse for them — is at the heart of the strikes that have brought Hollywood to a standstill.

Related posts:
Netflix has a new idea.  (6/24/2017)

Day 1057 of GOP election denial hysteria (Trump Big Lie Clown Show Circus, Wisconsin edition)

ATTACK Of the Clown Show zombies
starring Wisconsin election denial queen
Janel Brandtjen
HeadlineDemocracy Docket, 9/22/2023
One of those five members is Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R) whose vehement election denialism had her barred from private caucus meetings with other Republicans and labeled “inept” by party leadership last year. Also a part of this “gaggle of well-known election deniers,” as described by Senate Minority Leader Melissa Agard (D), is Rep. Chuck Wichgers, who, along with Brandtjen, was among the lawmakers who signed a letter asking former Vice President Mike Pence to delay the certification of the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021.