Saturday, April 1, 2017

Little Free Library across the street from Weston Place


Located on Frey Street near one of the entrances to the Overlook at Hilldale.


Photos by Retiring Guy


Other Little Free Library posts: 
Seen yesterday while doing a lit drop for Hans Hilbert, candidate for Middleton mayor redux.  (3/29/2017)
Seen yesterday while doing a lit drop for Hans Hilbert, candidate for Middleton mayor.  (3/28/2017)
Nearly empty Little Free Library has since been replenished and includes 2 Bart Starr biographies.  (10/15/2016)
Taking Little Free Libraries to the next level.  (10/20/2015)
An attractively designed, little box of discards on Amherst Road.  (10/13/2015)
Kudos to this Little Free Library design on 13th Street in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.  (7/27/2015)
The Chamber of Manitowoc County offers a Little Free Library.  (7/27/2015)
One of the most colorful little box of discards set-up I've encountered.  (7/10/2015)
Little box of discards with benches.  (5/6/2015)
Get me rewrite: Little boxes of discards have big appeal.  (5/1/2015)
Middleton little free library cleaned out; Independent bookseller suspected.  (12/19/2014)
Charter #5763.  (8/14/2014)
Charter #8443.  (7/25/2014)
Unchartered #2.  (7/24/2014)
Unchartered #1.  (7/21/2014)
Charter #5719.  (7/19/2014)
Charter #0657.  (7/18/2014)

Proposed affordable housing for 119-125 North Butler Street in Madison


The address of the brick house is 123 North Butler.  



And this is what is proposed.


From the top level of the Capitol Square North parking ramp.



A view of the north 100 block from the intersection of North Butler and East Mifflin.


Plan Commission must settle density issue for Madison apartments not aimed at Epic workers.  (Madison.com, 3/23/2017)

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Ken Buck edition




Source:  Ballotpedia

Source:   govtrack

Trump won 57.4% of the vote in Colorado's 4th Congressional District.  Advantage Buck. 


Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)
Jim Jordan.  (3/30/2017)
Justin Amash.  (3/30/2017)
Joe Barton.  (3/30/3017)
Andy Biggs.  (3/30/3017)
Rod Blum.  (3/30/2017)
Dave Brat.  (3/31/2017)
Jim Bridenstine.  (3/31/2017)
Mo Brooks.  (3/31/2017)

Trump's America: Marion County, Tennessee



Source:  CNN

Trump’s backers want their lawmakers to support his agenda.  (Boston Globe, 4/1/2017)

Other Trump's America posts:
Illinois 16th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
New York 19th Congressional District.  (3/26/2017)
Granger, Indiana, bad hombre.  (3/26/2017)
Clark County, Kansas.  (3/21/2017)
Defiance County, Ohio .  (3/21/2017)
Williams County, Ohio.  (3/21/2017)
Sawyer County, Wisconsin.  (3/20/2017)
Clark County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Taylor County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Highland County, Ohio.   (3/19/2017)
Buffalo County, Wisconsin.  (3/19/2017)
Pepin County, Wisconsin. (3/19/2017)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
Buffalo County:  The Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma.  (3/7/2017)
Franklin County, Illinois.  (2/27/2017)
Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky.  (2/17/2017)
Cabell County, West Virginia.  (2/9/2017)
Where voters abandoned the Democratic Party in droves.   (2/7/2017)
Poweshiek and Webster counties, Iowa.  (2/7/2017)
Adams and Waushara counties, Wisconsin.  (2/6/2017)
McHenry County, Illinois.  (2/5/2017)
Essex County, New York.  (1/29/2017)
Mitchell County, Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Fayette County, West Virginia.  (1/24/2017)
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series.  (1/24/2017)
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.  (1/21/2017)
Get me rewrite: Buncha white people in Boone County, Iowa, talk about Trump.  (1/15/2017)
UPDATE. Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is a Trump election success story.  (1/14/2017)
Monticello, Iowa. New York Times joins the search for Trump's America, a very white place.  (1/13/2017)
UPDATE. Boston Globe reporter continues to explore Trump's America, where mostly white people live.  (1/13/2017)

Friday, March 31, 2017

Praise the Lord! Texas Congressman advertises at Big Boy



GOP lawmaker: The Bible says 'if a man will not work, he shall not eat'.  (Standard Examiner, 3/31/2017)

Summary and Analysis 1 and 2 Thessalonians.  (Cliffs Notes)
Both of Paul's letters to the Thessalonians were addressed to this one church and were occasioned by the problems associated with that particular group of church members. It is quite unlikely that Paul anticipated any further use to be made of his letters. Little if anything in them throws much light on the theological issues involved in Paul's interpretation of Christianity. The letters do, however, indicate the type of instruction that Paul gave to newcomers in the Christian movement.

This story arrived in my email via a "Glenn Grothman" Google alert.

It certain sound like the nonsense Glenn is known to spout, I consdiered.

Upon closer inspective, I see that Jodey Arrington, a Texan who represents the 19th Congressiona, District, is the culpit.

The Arbors' defiant refashioning of the Boxtops' 1967 #1hit debuted at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending February 22, 1969.  It spent 10 weeks on the chart and peaked at #20 for two weeks.





Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Mo Brooks edition




Source:  Ballotpedia, al.com

Source:   govtrack

Trump won 64.7% of the vote in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District.  Slight advantage to 'Slo' Mo. 

Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)
Jim Jordan.  (3/30/2017)
Justin Amash.  (3/30/2017)
Joe Barton.  (3/30/3017)
Andy Biggs.  (3/30/3017)
Rod Blum.  (3/30/2017)
Dave Brat.  (3/31/2017)
Jim Bridenstine.  (3/31/2017)


Just in case who want to know more:
"The U.S. Congress", starring "Slo" Mo Brooks, in black and white.  (6/20/2016)
Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks on religious freedom and contraception,  (3/24/2016)
Mo Brooks' greatest hits, featuring 'Maya and Fidel'.  (3/3/2016)

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Jim Bridenstine edition



And how does the Freedom Caucus respond?


A much better headline than what's found in the online New York Times.

Source:  Ballotpedia

Source:   govtrack

Trump won 61.4% of the vote in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District.  Not nearly godunov.  Advantage to Bridenstine. 

Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)
Jim Jordan.  (3/30/2017)
Justin Amash.  (3/30/2017)
Joe Barton.  (3/30/3017)
Andy Biggs.  (3/30/3017)
Rod Blum.  (3/30/2017)
Dave Brat.  (3/31/2017)



UPDATE: And as for the polls, it just keeps getting worse for Donald Trump



"Original 3/20/2017 post, "Trump:  The more he does, the more we disapprove", starts here.


Quoted in Trump escapes the Beltway as challenges mount.  (AP, 3/29/2017)

Meahwhile, back at the ranch of reality.


As Scott Walker gears up for a third term, his rigid ideology continues to harm the state's most vulnerable



With Congress gridlocked, Scott Walker wants Trump to OK drug tests for state health coverage.   (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/28/2017)

Related reading:
Scott Walker Refuses Federal Funding for Medicaid Expansion, Again.  (Governing, 2/19/2015)

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Dave Brat edition



Source:  Ballotpedia


Source:  govtrack

Trump won 50.5% of the vote in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.  Advantage to Brat. 

Related reading:
Eric Cantor Defeated by David Brat, Tea Party Challenger, in G.O.P. Primary Upset.   (The New York Times, 6/10/2014)

Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)
Jim Jordan.  (3/30/2017)
Justin Amash.  (3/30/2017)
Joe Barton.  (3/30/3017)
Andy Biggs.  (3/30/3017)
Rod Blum.  (3/30/2017)



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Rod Blum edition



Source:  Ballotpedia

Source:  govtrack

Trump won 48.7% of the vote in Iowa's 1st Congressional District.  Advantage to Blum. 

Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)
Jim Jordan.  (3/30/2017)
Justin Amash.  (3/30/2017)
Joe Barton.  (3/30/3017)
Andy Biggs.  (3/30/3017)

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Andy Biggs newby edition




Source:  Ballotpedia

Source:  govtrack

Trump won 57.6% of the vote in Arizona's 5th Congressional District. Advantage to Biggs, although he squeaked his way into the general election.

Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)
Jim Jordan.  (3/30/2017)
Justin Amash.  (3/30/2017)
Joe Barton.  (3/30/3017)

Marion Cook Klakamp (1927?-2017) Warren High School class of 1945



1945 Dragon yearbook

Barbara's high-school activities:
Bookkeeping Club (2); Carnival (2, 3); Stenographers' Club (4) 

 1967 Warren City Directory
  • Cook Richd A (Barbara) slsmn Simones & Cook r Jackson Run rd
  • Cook Ronald slsma Warren Auto Sup r1326 Scandia rd
  • Cook Van H (Wilma D; Simones & Cook) r1326 Scandia rd
  • Cook Wayne V (Geraldine L) equip opr Hunkin-Conkey h54 Locust
  • [county section] Klakamp Henry 649 Pleasant dr
  • [county section] Klakamp Marion 649 Pleasant dr
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Cook Richd A & Barbara J slsmn Car-Go Auto Parts h511 Jackson St (North Warren) 
  • Cook Ronald & Diana S slsma R W Norris Auto Sup h45 Crestview Blvd
  • Cook Van H  pres Simones & Cook) r1326 Scandia rd
  • Cook Wilma r1326 Scandia Rd 

'Marion' enjoyed a respectable run during the 1st half of the 20th century, peaking at #42 in 1922, two year after my mom -- a.k.a. Marion -- was born.


Other members of the class of 1945:
Raymon Billstone.  (1/29/2017)
Barbara Coe Sly.  (9/20/2016)
Richard Olney.  (7/4/2016)
Robert Scalise.  (3/21/2016)
Doris Dinsmoor Lyle.  (2/6/2016)
Mary Ann Masterson.  (9/28/2015)
Clara Gelotte Wooster.  (7/19/2015)
Dorothy Smith Bowser.  (6/30/2015)
Charles "Lindy" McConnell.  (2/14/2015)
Ruth Campbell Freeman.  (2/3/2014)
Dixie Eaton Weldon. (1/25/2014)
Dorothy Kavinski Wycoff.  (12/21/2013)
Robert Hammerbeck.  (12/14/2013)

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Joe Barton edition



Joe Barton was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 1984.


Source:  Ballotpedia


Trump won 54.2% of the vote in Texas' 5th Congressional District. Advantage to Barton.

Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)
Jim Jordan.  (3/30/2017)
Justin Amash.  (3/30/2017)

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Justin Amash edition




Source:  Ballotpedia


Trump won 51.6% of the vote in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District.  Definite advantage to Amash.

Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)
Jim Jordan.  (3/30/2017)

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Jim Jordan (past chair) edition




Source:  Ballotpedia


Trump won 64.3% of the vote in Ohio's gerrymandered 4th Congressional District.  Advantage to Jordan.

Other Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus posts:
Mark Meadows.  (3/30/2017)

Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus: The Mark Meadow (chair) edition




Source:  Ballotpedia

Trump won 63.2% of the vote in North Carolina's11th Congressional District.  Slight advantage to Meadows.