Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Divide and Conquer: The Scott Walker-Donald Trump GOP-approved election strategy


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Reported in As Some Got Free Health Care, Gwen Got Squeezed: An Obamacare Dilemma.  (The New York Times, 2/19/2018)


Original 2/4/2015 post, "Divide and Conquer:  The Foundation of Scott Walker's Big and Bold Ideas", starts here.

Photo credit:  State of Wisconsin


And now....

Scott Walker strikes 'truth,' 'human condition' from Wisconsin Idea.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/4/2015)

He thinks it will resonate among the nutburger base in Iowa.   (And I suspect he's right.)
Walker, a likely presidential candidate, has angered university officials and teachers of late not just with proposed budget cuts, the largest two-year hit in the statewide system's history, but also with comments suggesting professors don't work hard enough. The criticism of universities could help him in Iowa, a key early state in the 2016 presidential contest, according to a Wednesday story in the Wall Street Journal.  [subscription required]

It appears that the State Journal has scrubbed this headline and the accompanying story from its website.


But it's still available at the Sioux City Journal.  (Yup, think about it, Iowa.)

Other big and bold posts:
Scott Walker's Syria strategy: Go big, go bold.....go boots, start walking!  (2/2/2015)
Go big, go bold, go borrow.  (1/31/2015)
Koch Brothers go big, go bold, will spend $889 million to buy 2016 elections.  (1/27/2015)
The Koch Brothers bring you "The Big and the Bold".  (1/24/2015)

Linda Lou Tuller Weilacher (1941-2018) Warren High School class of 1959



1959 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory

1983 Warren City Director
  • [county section] Weilacher Dale r23 Elm st Tidioute
  • [county section] Weilacher Linda r23 Elm st. Tidioute

The popularity of Linda as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Freida/Frieda.

Source:  Social Security Administration

Frieda, the preferred spelling until the mid-1940s, peaked at #154 in 1901 and then spent the next 57 years in an increasingly sharp and bumpy decline.

Showing a bit more consistency, Freida remained in the 450 to 600 range for much of the 1st half of the 20th century, peaking twice at #468, in 1919 and 1922.  She managed to survive one year longer than Frieda.

I associate the name with the elderly church ladies of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the 1950s and 1960s.

Other members of the class of '59
2018
Caroline Blythe Haslet.  (1/28/2018)
2017
Leona Mead Harrington.  (12/15/2017)
Martha Cline Peed.  (9/6/2017)
Carla Mae Gay.  (8/1/2017)
Sharron Lord Rose.  (6/29/2017)
Helen Long Sykes.  (5/24/2017)
William Sweigert.  (4/23/2017)
Raymond Kane.  (1/7/2017)
2016
Suzanne Spattifor Carlson.  (6/27/2016)
2015
David Valone.  (3/7/2015)
2014
Daniel Otterbein.  (9/20/2014)
Jeanne Williams.  (5/25/2014)
Clara Swanson Carlson.  (5/22/2014)

Monday, February 19, 2018

UPDATE: Major donor speaks the only language the GOP understands


Column graph source:  Center for Responsive Politics

Reported in Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault Weapons,  (The New York Times, 2/17/2018)


Original 2/15/2018 post, "GOP  hypocrisy:  Thoughts and prayers and big bucks from the gun lobby", starts here.

Gun lobby talliesCenter for Responsive Politics

Related post:  
Florida Governor Rick Scott, GOP hypocrite.  (2/15/2018)