Saturday, November 25, 2023

Day 1122 of GOP election denial hysteria (Trump Big Lie Clown Show Circus, Arizona edition)

ATTACK Of the Clown Show zombies
Starring Cochise County AZ supervisor
TOm Crosby and Peggy Judd     
Headline:  AlterNet, 11/25/2023
The Guardian reports that Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd — who both sit on the Cochise County Board of Supervisors — have now been subpoenaed as part of a possible investigation by the Arizona Attorney General's office. Both Crosby and Judd have tried consistently to switch the county's ballot-counting process to a hand count rather than a machine count, resulting in various lawsuits against the county, along with subsequent legal settlements totaling roughly $300,000. Despite Cochise County voting for former President Donald Trump in 2020 by a 19-point margin, Crosby refused to certify his county's election results even after a judge compelled him to do so.

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Day 942 (Glenn Youngkin)
Day 944  (Janel Brandtjen)
Day 945 (Jeff Serdy)
Day 946 (Todd Graybill)
Day 947 (Kyle Ardoin)
Day 949 (Frank LaRose)
Day 951 (Garland Favorito)
Day 952 (Doug Logan)
Day 954 (Brian Pritchard)
Day 955 (David Cross)
Day 956 (Suzi Voyles)
Day 957 (Josh McKoon)
Day 958 (David Whipple)
Day 960 (Joe Oltmann)
Day 961 (Theresa Manzella)
Day 962 (Sandra Merchant)
Day 964 (Stuart Hadlund)
Day 965 (Kari Lake)
Day 966  (Andro Lerario)
Day 971 (Jason Snead)
Day 982  (Joseph Mastroianni)
Day 983 (Mike Lindell)
Day 984 (Robert Sutherland)
Day 985 (Charlie Kirk)
Day 992  (Stan Grot)
Day 996 (Tim O'Hare)
Day 998  (Shawnna Bolick)
Day 999 (Dave Williams)
Day 1000 (Mike Lindell)
Day 1003  (Janel Brandtjen)
Day 1004 (Dinesh D'Souza)
Day 1005  (Sonny Borrelli)
Day 1006 (Daire Rendon)
Day 1007 (70% of GOP voters)
Day 1011 (Peter Bernegger)
Day 1013 (Sidney Powell)
Day 1015 (Matt Maddock)
Day 1016 (Nick Sherman)
Day 1017  (Boris Epshteyn)
Day 1019 (Rudy Giuliani)
Day 1020 (Eric Burlison)
Day 1025  (Mark Finchem)
Day 1026 (Brian Schimming)
Day 1027 (Jenna Ellis)
Day 1030 (David Whipple)
Day 1031 (Jeffrey Clark, John Eastman) 
Day 1032 (Joe Oltmann)
Day 1033 (Kari Lake)
Day 1035 (Abe Hamadeh)
Day 1037 (Douglas Frank)
Day 1039 (Warren Daniel)
Day 1040 (Craig Berland)
Day 1041 (Jason Frazier)
Day 1042 (Tina Peters)
Day 1044 (Meshawn Maddock)
Day 1046  (Jim Womack)
Day 1049 (Devin LeMahieu)
Day 1051 (Shawn Still)
Day 1053 (Ron DeSantis)
Day 1054  (Kristina Karamo)
Day 1055 (Cathy Latham)
Day 1056 (Kari Lake)
Day 1057  (Janel Brandtjen)
Day 1059 (Warren Daniel)
Day 1064 (Mike Thompson)
Day 1065 (Scott Hall)
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Day 1082 (Amanda Jennings Smith)
Day 1083 (Kari Lake)
Day 1084 (Bob Bachenberg)
Day 1085 (Sidney Powell)
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Day 1095 (Donald Trump)
Day 1096 (Mike Johnson)
Day 1097 (Seth Keshel)
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Day 1099 (Amy Kremer)
Day 1100 (Gabrielle Hanson)
Day 1101 (Mike Lindell) 
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Day 1104 (Kari Lake)
Day 1105 (Deborah Flora)
Day 1107 (Rick Weible) 
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Day 1112  (Dan Scorvino)
Day 1114 (Mark Zuckerberg)
Day 1115 (Patrick Henry)
Day 1116  (Jim DeMint)
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Meet the Wisconsin library antagonists


The Wisconsin proposals would require librarians and school librarians to alert parents about what kids under 16 are checking out. 
"I could just see the conflict brewing between certain camps and the libraries," said Rep. Barbara Dittrich, R-Oconomowoc, in an interview with WPR. "I'm a huge supporter of libraries, I love our libraries, and literacy is important to me. And I thought, 'There's got to be an easier way to solve this problem.'"

In other words, the 13 GOP troglodytes you see pictures above want libraries to act in loco parentis.

It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to determine what is appropriate for their own children to check out of the library.  It is not appropriate for them to determine what is appropriate for other children.

Cruising Pleasant View Road construction, Madison/Middleton, Wisconsin (November 2023 site visit)

Screenshots and video by Retiring Guy


Related posts:
June visit.  (6/10/2023)
June visit.  (7/19/2023)
July visit.   (7/15/2023)
August visit.  (8/23/2023)
September visit.  (9/14/2023)
September visit.  (9/30/2023)
October visit.  (10/20/2023)
November visit.  (11/14/2023)

Businesses on the even side of the 100 block of Liberty Street in downtown Warren, Pennsylvania (1957-1993)

The 100 block of Liberty Street in the 1950s.

From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

The 100 block of Liberty Street c.1900

From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

Businesses on the even side of the 200 block of Liberty Street in downtown Warren, Pennsylvania (1957-1993)

Liberty Street in the mid-1950s

From Retiring Guy's post card collection

Reference sources:  Warren City Directories
Reference site:  Warren Public Library

Liberty Street in the late 1960s

From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

CES 2024: Sevvy Smart Cooker

Melania in the kitchen?

Trend Hunter, 11/24/2023
The Sevvy Smart Cooker quickly and effectively prepares food in a way that condenses time, retains 40% more nutrients and does not rely on salt, sugar or baking fats to produce flavorful results. This smart, sustainable cooker has the potential to save up to 90% in energy in comparison to traditional cooking methods and it helps to reduce food waste. 
This smart cooker taps into the power of patented Pulsed electric field-based and Ohmic heating technology in order to quickly prepare food at low temperatures via integral heating.

CES 2024: Radar Vision Parking from Continental

Express Mobility, 11/25/2023
By combining high-resolution surround radars with high-resolution cameras, Continental says it enables parking use cases that require very precise and close-range measurement around the vehicle. Early parking slot detection, for example, lets users park in a single stroke without driving past the spot. As radars are very compact, they can be mounted behind all painted bumpers. Together with cameras, they provide a redundant, seamless 360deg view around the vehicle. The Radar Vision Parking solution thus cannot only be a substitute for ultrasonic sensors, which are typically used for parking, but even provides better design and performance – while meeting the New Car Assessment Programme’s (short NCAP) safety requirements.

CES 2024: Lumary HDMI sync box

$309.99 at Lumary

Cision, 11/24/2023

Personal opinion:  One of the least necessary 'smart home' items on the market.
Lumary, with its Imvisual core technology based on the HDMI sync box, has achieved real-time color synchronization of Zigbee smart recessed lights and TV backlight with your TV, computer, or projector. Lumary Imvisual HDMI Sync Box with Light stood out from millions of entries to clinch the CES 2024 Innovation Awards. Beyond the recognition from the award's expert judges, what's even more crucial is Lumary's position as a frontrunner in the smart lighting industry, dedicated to innovation and technological breakthroughs, and a keen focus on user needs and the growth of the smart home market. 
As the smart home market continues to grow, driven by factors such as convenience, energy efficiency, safety, and comfort, more and more households are turning to smart products to enhance their quality of life and home management efficiency.

Friday, November 24, 2023

GET ME REWRITE: Wisconsin Republicans do the Chicken Dance while Tammy Baldwin gears up for the 3rd term in the U.S. Senate

While Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has yet to draw a high-profile challenger for next year’s election, leaders of both parties agree there's still time for a Republican to emerge and take on the two-term Democrat. 
Baldwin won her first election to the U.S. Senate in 2012, defeating former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson by nearly 6 percentage points. In 2018, she defeated former Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir by almost 11 percentage points.

The blue highlighting explains why potential GOP candidates are doing the Chicken Dance,.

Related posts:
July 2023

June 2023

GET ME REWRITE: Ramasmarmy is toast in Iowa no matter what he does


New York Times, 11/22/2023
He has rented an apartment in Des Moines, the state’s capitol, and plans to participate in the city’s annual Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving morning run. In the five days before the holiday, Mr. Ramaswamy, 38, hosted over two dozen events, many offering free breakfast, lunch or dinner, eager to answer voter questions. 
At recent stops, Mr. Ramaswamy, a political newcomer and millionaire entrepreneur, has made a bold proclamation about his 2024 bid: “If I win Iowa, I’m your next president.”

Other 'smarmy posts:
November 2023
Based on the August hoopla over Vivek Ramaswamy's candidacy, that 'something new' is a younger version of Trump

October 2023

GET ME REWRITE: Wisconsin GOP leadership seems to be OK with domestic violence offenders carrying guns

Irresistible headline: Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/22/2023
An unclear path in the Wisconsin Legislature 
The bill's Democratic co-authors said the state legislation is one way to reduce fatal domestic violence, which Sen. Kelda Roys, D-Madison, said is at a 22-year high in Wisconsin. 
The bill is "absolutely clear-eyed in the mission to make sure that Wisconsin does not allow people who are victimized by domestic violence, to be victimized by a partner with a firearm that should have been taken away," said Roys. 
Spokespersons for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader, Devan LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, who determine which legislation will appear before the Republican-led Legislature, did not immediately respond to questions about whether the bill will move forward.  [emphasis added]

The Democratic Party leadership is solidly in support of the legislation.

Related posts:
November 2023

September 2023
Wisconsin GOP leadership offers child care proposal based on mansplaining.  (9/5)

August 2023. 

July 2023

June 2023

May 2023
Family leave freakout.  (5/23/2023)

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023
Wisconsin GOP leadership fights crime and inflation by ignoring Black priorities and promoting voter suppression.  (2/15)
Wacky white Wisconsin GOP boys club once against demonstrates its inability to govern.  (2/12)

Wisconsin GOP shows off the diversity of its legislative leadership.  (12/21)
With another heated Wisconsin election around the corner, Republicans delude themselves into thinking they can defuse abortion as an issue.  (12/7)
It took all of 15 seconds for these 6 white guys -- the Wisconsin GOP legislative leadership -- to slam the door on reproductive rights.  (10/4)
Reproductive rights? Fuggedaboudit! What else would you expect from these Wisconsin GOP Gomers? (8/27)
Distrust of elections? What about contempt for Wisconsin's all-white, all-male GOP leadership?. (3/28)
Apparently, the all-white, all-male Wisconsin GOP leadership must think they're something special.  (3/8)