Saturday, April 6, 2024

What's the matter with Iowa? Apparently, Kimmi the Clown thinks there aren't enough qualified women in Iowa to serve on state boards and commissions

Headline:  Des Moines Register, 4/3/2024

Once a troglodyte, always a troglodyte!
The requirement was put into law in the 1980s as a way to increase the number of women serving on state boards and commissions. The Iowa Legislature added the requirement for local bodies in 2009. 
At the time, Reynolds was a state senator and voted against the legislation.

Kimmi plays the Paula Prentiss role.

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GET ME REWRITE: "Who is that clown on the Ottawa County Board?" asks mlive

"That clown" is positioned on the right in the top row.

Headline:  mlive, 4/4/2024
So who is Joe Moss? 
To answer that question, MLive secured and sorted through dozens of public records, business filings, and press reports. We also interviewed a handful of people who know Moss, though we had hoped to interview more. Dozens of interview requests for this story were rebuffed, including by Moss, his parents and others in his inner circle. 
Still, through our reporting, a portrait emerged of a husband and young father of two children; an uncompromising conservative and gun owner, known to open carry; and a media-savvy entrepreneur using new technologies to promote his beliefs about parental and religious rights. 
He is both a hero and a villain, depending on who you ask. He is either [a] a man dedicated to saving his neighbors from a woke world gone too far or [b] a narrow-minded conservative determined to force his personal views on a resistant electorate.
Correct answer:  b.

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Chris Vander Sys challenges Ottawa Impact whackjob Gretchen Cosby for seat on Michigan's Ottawa County Board.  (2/21)

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GET ME REWRITE Nicole Tardif sums up the House Freedom Caucus crazies' position on Francis Scott Key Bridge

Excerpt:  AlterNet, 4/5/2024

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Lee Genberg (1932-2024) Warren High School class of 1950

1950 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Genberg Laverne L & Evelyn H retired h463 Pleasant Drive
  • Genberg Lee L & Delores E retired 12 Lily Pond Circle 

The popularity of Lee as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at classmate Collette.

Other members of the WHS class of 1950 (32):

John Wester.  (11/23)
John McGarry.  (5/21)


James Gray.  (7/10)
Mabel Morse Horner.  (2/4)

Donald Cable.  (8/27)
Clifford LeRoy Maze.  (7/9)
Robert Lundmark.  (7/1)
Donald Baldensperger.  (1/26)

John White.  (10/12)
Geraldine Downey Gustafson.  (10/7)

Helen Quiggle Kroemer.  (7/9)
Dale Witherell.  (5/31)
Betty Reynolds Mahan.  (4/4)
Helen Kane Scalise.  (2/23)

William Lemmon.  (8/30)
Joan Kondak Vernon.  (8/3)
Barbara Reist Cook.  (7/7)
Mary Sikstrom Bauer.  (6/20)
Robert Jones.  (6/4)

Lewis McCullough.  (7/6)
Joan Marlene Campbell Berdine.  (2/18)

Glen Valentine.  (8/18)

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Keeping tabs on authors in LINKcat: John Barth


New York Times, 4/2/2024
Mr. Barth was a practitioner and a theoretician of postmodern literature. In 1967, he wrote a critical essay for The Atlantic Monthly, “The Literature of Exhaustion,” which continues to be cited as the manifesto of postmodernism, and which has inspired decades of debate over its central contention: that old conventions of literary narrative can be, and indeed have been, “used up.” 
As his foremost inspiration, Mr. Barth cited Scheherazade, the tale-spinning enchantress who nightly wove stories to keep her master from executing her at dawn. He said it was she who first bewitched him when he worked as a page in the stacks of the Johns Hopkins University library in Baltimore as an undergraduate. 
From 1965 to 1973, Mr. Barth taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo (now the University at Buffalo), where he was a member of a renowned English department that also included the critic Leslie Fiedler.

Anne Edwards.  (2/4)
Ellen Gilchrist.  (2/15)
Tom Shales.  (1/21)
Vernor Vinge.  (4/1)

Martin Amis.  (5/31)
Richard Anobile.  (3/18)
Russell Banks.  (1/11)
A. S. Byatt.  (11/18)
Ted Bell.  (2/8)
Tim Dorsey.  (12/10)
Herbert Gold.  (11/24)
David Harris.  (2/8)
Paul Johnson.  (1/15)
Milan Kundera.  (7/17)
Cormac McCarthy.  (6/19)
Kevin Phillips.  (10/19)
Betty Rollin.  (11/26)
Norman Rush.  (4/7)
Mimi Sheraton.  (4/9)
Charles Simic.  (1/16)
Donald Spoto.  (2/18)
D. M. Thomas.  (3/31)
Fay Weldon.  (2/2)
Bill Zehme.  (4/1)

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)
Thomas Hoving.  (12/19)
Maureen Howard.  (3/19)
Hilary Mantel.  (9/26)
Nancy Mitford.  (4/4)
P. J. O'Rourke.  (2/24)
Julie Powell.  (11/5)
Thomas Pynchon.  (12/17)
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)




Mr. Softee goes to Wisconsin: Enthusiasm for Trump wanes


Two of the three suburban Milwaukee WOW counties are among those where Nikki Haley receivd a higher percentage of votes than the state average.

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What's the matter with Iowa? Kimmi the Clown signs bill promoting religious bigotry as practiced by Crackpot Christians

Headline:  Des Moines Register, 4/2/2024
"Thirty years ago, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed almost unanimously at the federal level," Reynolds said in a statement. "Since then, religious rights have increasingly come under attack. Today, Iowa enacts a law to protect these unalienable rights — just as twenty-six other states have done — upholding the ideals that are the very foundation of our country."  
Courtney Reyes, executive director of the LGBTQ rights group One Iowa Action, said in a statement that the law will allow broad religious exemptions to otherwise generally applicable laws.\ 
"There’s no denying it: this bill is aimed at discriminating against LGBTQ+ Iowans, single parents, people needing reproductive health care services and many more," she said in a statement.




Day 1252 of GOP election denier hysteria (Trump Big Lie Clown Show Circus, MAGA Orange Menace edition)

attack of the clown show zombies
Starring orange menace Donald Trump
Headline: Wisconsin Public Radio, 4/1/2024
Trump won Wisconsin in 2016, defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by about 23,000 votes. Turnout was up for both parties in 2020, when he lost Wisconsin to Biden by about 21,000 votes. 
“We had a great election. The second time, we actually did much better than the first time we won in Wisconsin,” Trump said. “The second time, we did much better. But I guess it was delayed. They found out a lot of wrongdoing and after the wrongdoing was found, people said, well, he actually did win.” 
Biden’s victory has withstood multiple audits and reviews, as well as lawsuits and recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties.

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