Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The failing Donald Trump remains obsessed over his loss of popular vote

Trump dares Hillary Clinton to run in 2020 presidential polls.  (Chicago Tribune, 10/17/2017)

That bozo currently befouling the White House lost the popular vote by 2,864,903.

Source:  270 to Win

UPDATE. Razed: Another Madison bowling alley bites the dust

Photo by Retiring Guy
Related post:

Original 5/25/2017 post, "Bowling alleys:  Another one bites the dust", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

Badger Bowl to close after 39 years in Madison.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/11/2016)
Owners of the bowling alley and popular music venue are in negotiations to sell the property at 506 E. Badger Road to a developer who plans to build a luxury car dealership on the site, 
Town Chairman Jim Campbell said Wednesday. Campbell identified the buyer as Field Enterprises, which sells Land Rover and other premium brands. Illinois-based Field Auto Group operates Fields Jaguar Land Rover Volvo of Madison at 6624 Seybold Road.

Once upon a time, Badger Bowl wouldn't have needed sand volleyball as a draw. 

Related reading:
32 Staggering Bowling Industry Trends.  (Brandon Gaille, 6/20/2016)
  • Number of bowling alleys in U.S. 
    • 5,400 in 1998
    • 3,976 in 2013
  • Metro Detroit U.S. Bowling Congress membership (large metro association)
    • 300,000 in 1970s
    • 45,000 current (year not specified; 2013?)
  • League membership has dropped by 40% (again, we're led to assume the comparison is 1998 but there's no verification. Sloppy.)

UPDATE. Madison Municipal Building renovation

Photos by Retiring Guy

Rendering of proposed renovation
Source:  City of Madison
(Includes links to news articles)

Original 9/2/2015 post, "Then and Now:  U.S Post Office and Courthouse/Madison (WI) Municipal Building", starts here.

Then.  An undated linen postcard view.


About the building:

Other Madison Then and Now posts:
City-County Building.  (9/1/2015)
Veterans Administration Hospital. (8/27/2015)
The Red Gym:  When will the unobstructed view return?  ()7/22/2015)
UW-Madison College of Agriculture.  (7/22/2015)
Wisconsin State Historical Society.  (7/21/2015)
UW-Madison Memorial Union.  (7/21/2015)
240 West Gilman.  (9/6/2013)
North Carroll Street between West Johnson and West Gorham.  (9/5/2013)
East Mifflin & North Pinckney.  (8/30/2013)