Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hy-Vee health market not likely to stock Swedish fish


All photos by Retiring Guy

Reported in Hy-Vee's experiment: Newest store will focus on health.  (Des Moines Register, 6/28/2017)

Also not likely to make the cut....

Jell-o.

Hamburger Helper and its ilk

Ramen products

S'mores fixin's

UPDATE. Summary of Kris Kobach's qualifications to serve as Trump's vice chair of Committee on Election Integrity


But born in Madison, Wisconsin.

Photo credit:  Wikipedia

Related links:
Civil rights groups fume over Trump’s choice of Kobach to head voter fraud panel.  (McClatchy, 5/11/2017)
Wisconsin election commission to Trump panel: You want voter data? Pay for it.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/30/2017)


Original 4/4/2016 post, "Kansas Republican Attorney General Talks Up Obama Impeachment on his Radio Show", starts here.

So much for the nonsense that it's mostly Democrats talking about impeachment.

Kobach says vote to impeach President Obama would probably pass in the U.S. House. (Topeka Capital-Journal, 4/1/2015.  Not an April Fool's Day spoof.)


Related post:
What's the matter with Kansas?  (2/19/2015)

Other Obama impeachment posts:
Newly elected to the U.S. House, white guy from Texas yearns for Obama's impeachment.    (1/27/2015)
Rep. Walter Jones (R-North Carolina), House Cheerleader for Obama impeachment.  (12/4/2015)
Sore loser (former) Republican, "a bit of an eccentric", calls for Obama's impeachment.  (11/29/2014)
Another doctor calls for Obama's impeachment.  (11/23/2014)
Founder of the conservative Edmund Burke Institute throws another log on the Obama impeachment fire.  (11/23/2014)
Rep Walter Jones professes his love for the Constitution.  (11/22/2014)
Republican Congressman from Colorado doesn't receive the I-word memo.  (11/21/2014)
Can you find the oxymoron?  (11/19/2014)
Impeachment quote of the day.  (11/18/2014)

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dear Americans for Prosperity, Why should the rest of us pay for the extreme road damage done by big rigs?


Source:  streets mn

Photo source:  LinkedIn

Let's map where 5 of the most conservative Wisconsin state senators live.


Imagine our surprise.

Base price for the Ferrari GTC4Lusso starts at $306,000




A Family-Friendly Ferrari, for the Family of Means.  (The New York Times, 6/29/2017)
You'll pay a $3,000 gas guzzler tax.  Driving hard will surely return fuel economy lower than the Environmental Protection Agency’s rating of 12 miles per gallon in the city and 17 on the highway on the required premium gas. I’ll be passing the hat to cover my expenses there.

Tyler takes over baseball


Tyler spent 9 years (1992-2000) in the top 10, peaking at #5 in 1993 and 1994.  No surprise then that a lot of Tylers are being called up into the majors.


Tyler’s at the Plate, and on the Mound, and in the Field … (The New York Times, 6/29/2017)
On Tuesday the Yankees promoted two Tylers — Wade and Webb — to the majors. That gave the team four on the active roster, joining Clippard and Austin, and swelled our ranks to 30. That’s right: in the last two seasons, 30 players who go by Tyler or Ty have appeared in a major league game.

Repeat after me: Seattle's minimum wage has gone too far


Let's all echo free-market, individual responsibilty talking points

Google (highlights, etc.  added)

Average yearly income of top 1% in America: $1.3 million.  (Axios, 6/21/2017)
Why it matters: The yawning gap between U.S. haves and have nots is only growing more severe, and there are no signs that the trend will slow on its own. These are the numbers Bernie Sanders studied before wagering that the Democratic Party's path to electoral success is through aggressive economic populism.


From a different perspective


Related post:
You can't afford a place to live on the federal minimum wage.  (6/30/2017)

"Actyl fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than morphine"


Posted on YouTube on 5/3/2017



Acryl fentanyl's death toll in Milwaukee County reaches 17 as opioid epidemic mounts.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/28/2017)
The state Controlled Substance Board, in reaction to acryl fentanyl deaths in Milwaukee County, announced an emergency rule last month classifying the opioid as a Schedule 1 drug. The board can schedule a controlled substance analog on an emergency basis when it determines such action "is necessary to avoid an imminent hazard to the public safety." A Schedule 1 drug is defined by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration as a substance "with no currently accepted medical use and high potential for abuse."

Here's how Feckless Leader initially proposed to deal with the problem in his first budget.

But on Friday, President Trump’s administration revealed plans to gut the 2018 budget of his Office of National Drug Control Policy. According to an Office of Management and Budget document obtained by The New York Times, the White House is proposing to slash the drug policy office budget by about 95 percent, to just $24 million from $388 million.

You can't afford a place to live on the federal minimum wage


The federal minimum wage has been at $7.25 since 2009.  Until 1980, regular increases were implemented.


This map speaks for itself.


 Need a two-bedroom apartment?  Don't earn a livable wage?  Fuggedaboutit!


Related reading:
Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike May Have Gone Too Far.  (FiveThirtyEight, 6/28/2017))
In January 2016, Seattle’s minimum wage jumped from $11 an hour to $13 for large employers, the second big increase in less than a year. New research released Monday by a team of economists at the University of Washington suggests the wage hike may have come at a significant cost: The increase led to steep declines in employment for low-wage workers, and a drop in hours for those who kept their jobs.

Meet one of the author's of the study.  Is there, by any chance, the possibility of an inherent bias here?

Photo credit:  Manhattan Institute

As the FiveThirtyEight notes, 
Recently, however, the minimum-wage movement has faced backlash from conservatives, with legislatures in some states moving to block cities from increasing their local minimums.

Other minimum wage posts:
Raising the minimum wage is a bipartisan issue.  (3/10/2017)
Former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson isn't singing with the current Republican chorus.  (11/9/2015)
Scott Walker sez the minimum wage is 'lame' because the Koch Brothers bible tells him so.  (7/14/2015)
And many of us feel that Scott Walker serves no purpose.  (10/15/2014)
Forbes bangs on the drum all day, all week, all month, all year....... (8/22/2014)
Reporting the economic news like there's still an abundance of good-paying union jobs out there.  (8/14/2014)
Seattle's minimum wage:  It's complicated.  (6/29/2014)
What happened the last time a minimum wage bill was introduced in the Wisconsin state legislature.  (6/27/2014)
 UW-Milwaukee survey:  76% of respondents support raising the minimum wage.  (6/25/2014)
Wisconsin's $7.25 minimum wage: "Minimum comfort" indeed! (6/24/2014)
U.S. minimum wage since 1960.  (6/24/2014)
Support for minimum wage hike grows.  (6/21/2014)
More evidence that Scott Walker and the Republican state legislature is increasingly out of touch with the people they serve.  (5/28/2014)
Earning minimum wage and looking for a place to live? Check the "Dumps" listings! (4/25/2014
Scraping by on $83.65 an hour.  (3/17/2014)
Minnesota legislature looks to boost minimum wage from $6.15 to $9.50 per hour.  (3/4/2014)
The minimum wage:  It's not the same all over.  (2/18/2014)
A border debate on the minimum wage.  (2/16/2014)
The MacIver Institute's Pavlovian response to an increase in the minimum wage. (1/10/2014)
The view from the other side of the counter.  (11/29/2013)
The minimum wage and the poverty guideline.  (11/20/2013)
Most of us don't buy into U.S. Chamber of Commerce handwringing over minimum wage.  (11/1/2013)
A look at the minimum wage.  (9/28/2013)

The jig is up, as Dennis Geske knew it would be


Photo credit:  Dane County Jail

The jig is up as defined by Merriam-Webster.

The origin, according to Know Your Phrase:
The phrase's origins apparently come from a time where the word jig was slang for a trick. Additionally, the Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, by Robert Hendrickson, states that this expression was used during Elizabethan times (mid-to-late 16th century), where the word jig became slang for a practical joke or trick. Thus, if "the jig was up," it meant your trick was found out, or exposed.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Trump's America: Autauga County, Alabama, where you can't get a marriage license


Local government responses to Obergefell vs. Hodges.  (Ballotpedia, updated 6/27/2017)
As of June 21, 2017, Ballotpedia had confirmed that 60 of Alabama's 67 counties would issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Seven counties would not issue marriage licenses regardless of sex at that time.

Source:  Wikipedia



Source:  CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Letcher County, Kentucky.  (6/29/2017)
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
lMarion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
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)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
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)

GOP Senate leaders scrounge for votes to repeal Obamacare. It's bribery, pure and simple.


Map source:  Wikipedia

Reported in Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips.  (The New York Times, 6/25/2017)

Trump's America and McConnell's sacrificial lambs: Letcher County, Kentucky


In McConnell’s Own State, Fear and Confusion Over Health Care Bill.    (The New York Times, 6/28/2017)
Perhaps nowhere has the health care law had as powerful an impact as in Kentucky, where nearly one in three people now receive coverage through Medicaid, expanded under the legislation. Perhaps no region in Kentucky has benefited as much as Appalachia, the impoverished eastern part of the state, where in some counties more than 60 percent of people are covered by Medicaid.

Source:  Wikipedia



Source:  CNN

Other Trump's America posts:
Huron County, Ohio.  (6/19/2017)
Wisconsin Dairyland dilemma, part 2.  (6/19/2017)
Jackson County, West Virginia.  (6/18/2017)
Jackson County, Ohio.  (6/6/2017)
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  (6/5/2017)
St. Joseph County, Michigan.  (6/5/2017)
Cambria County (Johnstown), Pennsylvania.  (6/3/2017)
Union County, Tennessee.  (5/30/2017)
Marion County, Iowa.  (5/23/2017)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.  (5/22/2017)
Douglas County, Oregon.  (5/17/2017)
Perry County, Illinois.  (5/8/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (5/5/2017)
Greene County, Pennsylvania.  (5/3/2017)
Huntington County, Indiana.  (4/27/2017)
Lawrence County, South Dakota.  (4/27/2017)
Gaines County, Texas.  (4/26/2017)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  (4/26/2017)
Morgan County, Colorado.  (4/25/2017)
Oneida County, Wisconsin.  (4/24/2017)
(Trending) Trump's America.  Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (4/22/2017)
Van Wert County, Ohio.  (4/12/2017)
(Impatient) Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  (4/18/2017)
New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.  (4/14/2017)
Bryan County, Oklahoma.  (4/3/2017)
Trumbull County, Ohio.  (4/3/2017)
lMarion County, Tennessee.  (4/1/2017)
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)
Union County, North Carolina.  (3/9/2017)
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)

What happens when the GOP takes over a state legislature


Well, first of all, it's no longer the people's legislature, if it ever was.


What new law take effect in Iowa on July 1.  (Des Moines Register, 6/28/2017)

Related reading:
GOP wins majorities in Iowa House, Senate; Gronstal defeated.  (Des Moines Register, 11/8/2016)
Mission accomplished!  The Iowa Legislature's 2017 session, which convenes in January, could mark the first time since 1998 that Republicans have had majorities in both the Senate and House and held the governor's office at the same time. This will give the GOP full control over the state budget and legislative policies and eliminates the possibility that Democrats can block conservative bills.

Wisconsin Gov. Walker gives pep talk to Iowa legislators on limiting collective bargaining.  (Des Moines Register, 2/14/2017)
A behind-closed-doors conference call with 29 Iowa Senate Republicans.  Walker sent a tweet after the meeting which said, "Happy to speak to my friends in the Iowa Legislature via Skype. They have a chance to pass big, bold reforms!"

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A plurality of Wisconsin likely voters are dumb, really dumb



Reality check:
President Trump changes stance on 4 campaign positions in just 1 day.  (ABC News, 4/13/2017)


Reality check:
Vote Delayed as G.O.P. Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill.  (The New York Times, 6/27/2017)
Mr. McConnell, the chief author of the Senate repeal bill, can afford to lose only two of the 52 Republican senators, but more than a half-dozen have, for widely divergent reasons, expressed deep reservations about the bill.

Dear Scott Fitzgerald, I'm sure there are lots of people who would love to tell you where to go



Quoted in State budget impasse escalates after tense negotiation ends abruptly.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 6/27/2017)
Putting the cart before the horse.   Fitzgerald said the Senate Republican caucus plans to meet Wednesday to discuss the possibility of passing the budget bill before JFC wraps up its work, something that has never happened.

To be polite about it.

Ray Charles reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with "Hit the Road, Jack", which debuted at #55 for the week ending September 17, 1961.  It spent 13 weeks on the chart, 8 of them in the top ten, 2 at #1




Related post:
Dear Scott Fitzgerald, You wear it well.  (6/28/2017)

Dear Scott Fitzgerald, You wear it well



Quoted in State budget impasse escalates after tense negotiation ends abruptly.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 6/27/2017)
GOP legislators in a pissy mood.  Senate and Assembly Republican leaders were supposed to meet all day Tuesday to iron out their differences on the new, two-year state budget ahead of a July 1 deadline. Instead, they met for less than 45 minutes before ending abruptly, then aired their frustrations about an escalating budget impasse.

Related reading:
Egg on the Face: Egg on your face Origin.  (Say....WHY DO I?, 6/1/2011)

Democratic districts in U.S. House targeted by GOP: Wisconsin 3rd


The NRCC is plotting to take a seat for which they couldn't field a candidate in 2016.  Democrat Ron Kind has represented the Wisconsin 3rd since 1998.

Clinton won 44.8% of the presidential vote compared to 49.3% for Trump.  It won't translate to a GOP in 2018.


Source:  Ballotpedia

NRCC Announces Initial Offensive Targets For The 2018 Cycle.  (NRCC, 2/8/2017)

Since February 8th, the gap between Trump's approval and disapproval ratings has increased 10.2 percentage points.  To the bad.

Source:  govtrack
(Note the gerrymandered central portion of the state.)

The demographics of Trump's America
Sources: Census Reporter (WI 3CD);  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts (WI, US)

Related posts:
Minnesota 1st.  (6/13/2017)
Ohio 13th.  (6/13/2017)
Pennsylvania 17th.  (6/13/2017)
Minnesota 8th.  (6/14/2017)
Minnesota 7th.  (6/14/2017)
Arizona 1st.  (6/15/2017)
Arizona 9th.  (6/15/2017)
California 7th.  (6/16/2017)
California 24th.  (6/16/2017)
California 36th.  (6/16/2017)
California 52nd.  (6/16/2017)
Colorado 7th.  (6/17/2017)
Connecticut 2nd.  (6/17/2017)
Connecticut 5th.  (6/17/2017)
Florida 7th.  (6/18/2017)
Florida 13th.  (6/18/2017)
Iowa 2nd.  (6/19/2017)
Illinois 17th.  (6/19/2017)
Maryland 6th.  (6/20/2017)
Michigan 5th.  (6/21/2017)
Michigan 9th.  (6/21/2017)
New Hampshire 1st.  (6/22/2017)
New Hampshire 2nd.  (6/22/2017
New Jersey 5th.  (6/22/2017)
New Mexico 1st.  (6/23/2017)
New Mexico 3rd.  (6/23/2017)
Nevada 3rd.  (6/24/2017)
Nevada 4th.  (6/24/2017)
New York 3rd.  (6/25/2017)
New York 18th.  (6/25/2017)
Oregon 4th.  (6/26/2017)
Oregon 5th.  (6/26/2017)
Washington 6th.  (6/27/2017)
Washington 10th.  (6/27/2017)

Take Back the House 2018 posts:
Pennsylvania 8th.  (6/2/2017)
New Jersey 11th.  (6/2/2017)
Minnesota 2nd.  (6/2/2017)
Nebraska 2nd.  (6/3/2017)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pew Research: Support for same-sex marriage at highest point ever in 20 years in polling



Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows, Even Among Groups That Had Been Skeptical.  (Pew Research, 6/26/2017)
Views on same-sex marriage have shifted dramatically in recent years. As recently as 2010, more Americans opposed (48%) than favored (42%) allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. In the past year alone, support has increased seven percentage points: In March 2016, 55% favored same-sex marriage, while 37% were opposed.


Not in step with the times.
Opinion.  Don’t believe Trump’s spin. The war against same-sex marriage is just getting started.  (Los Angeles Times, 2/9/2017)
During the 2016 election, Trump flip-flopped on the subject of marriage equality numerous times. After claiming that he would appoint justices to erase the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage ruling, the president told Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes that he would use the bully pulpit to target the ruling. Trump, who said his personal view on same-sex marriage is “irrelevant,” claimed the case “was already settled.”


Original 5/13/2016 post, "Moving into the 21st century:  Public opinion on same-sex marriage". starts here.



 As far as percentages are concerned, the Silent Generation made the greatest progress toward acceptance from 2001 to 2010.  

The drop of 3 percentage points in Gen X acceptance from 2015 to 2016 should be taken with a grain of salt, as this cohort's acceptance increased 6 percentage points, from 53% to 59% from 2014 to 2015.  

Baby Boomers have been treading water on this issue for the past 3 years of Pew surveys.

2005 was certainly a turning point in public opinion.

Related posts:
Georgia State Senator Greg Kirk, in so many words: It is our duty to be intolerant and discriminatory.  (3/23/2016)
The 3 contenders for Speaker of the House speak out on same-sex marriage.  (10/7/2015)
Meet the members of the Republican Study Committee.  (8/18/2015; the last of a series)

Medicaid cuts for 600,000 Iowans versus tax cuts for rich: No contest, sez Mitch McConnell



Senate health bill could lead to shuttered Iowa nursing homes, industry leaders warn. (Des Moines Register, 6/26/2017)\

Related reading:
Budget estimate shows GOP bill is about tax cuts for rich, not healthcare.  (The Hill, 6/26/2017)
In short, the CBO estimates suggest that the Senate bill neither repeals nor repairs ObamaCare. But it does cap federal health spending in order to cut taxes for corporations and high-income individuals.

Sen. Mitch McConnell sings his own rendition of "You Gotta Have Heart"



CBO: Senate health bill would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026.  (Madison.com, 6/26/2017)

Here's a much better version.


Peggy Lee recorded this song from "Damn Yankees" on her Latin ala Lee album, which spent 59 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in 1959 and 1960, peaking at #11.

Related posts:
UPDATE: Trump election provides big boost in popularity for Obamacare.  (4/5/2017)
Donald Trump delves into the intricate details of Obamacare replacement.  (2/18/2017)
With each passing day, Freedom Caucus crazies insure that GOP now has full ownership of Obamacare.  (2/15/2017)
And each time House Republicans voted to repeal Obamacare, they had no plan of their own.  (2/14/2017)
All clamor and no counsel leading GOP to Obamacare repeal disaster.  (1/27/2017)
Translation: "What I mean is that we really don't have a plan."  (1/26/2017)
As GOP promises quick repeal, people start to warm up to Obamacare.  (1/26/2017)
Trump's America: Fayette County, West Virginia, where Obamacare is a lifeline.  (1/24/2017)
Voters in Colorado's 5th Congressional District discover they have a chickenshit representative.  (1/17/2017)
Donald Trump:  The man without a plan.  (1/14/2017)
Wisconsin State Assembly rep Joe Sanfelippo talks out of both sides of his mouth on Obamacare.  (1/13/2017)
As for Obamacare, Vice President-elect Mike Pence promises a 7th year of all talk and no action from the GOP.  (1/6/2017)
UPDATE.  Hell:  The perfect setting for a weenie roast.  (1/5/2017)
UPDATE. Yes, Paul Ryan, we know, and that's very disturbing.  (1/17/2017)
UPDATE. Scott Walker in so many words: All told, it will take as many as 9 years to replace Obamacare.  (1/15/2017)

Democratic districts in U.S. House targeted by GOP: Washington 10th


As a result of redistricting after the 2010 federal census, Washington gained a 10th House seat, which has been represented by Democrat Denny Heck.  He has won his 3 elections by an average margin of 14.7 percentage points.

Clinton won 51.3% of the presidential vote compared to 39.9% for Trump.  


Dear RNCC, This ain't Yakima.


Source:  Ballotpedia

NRCC Announces Initial Offensive Targets For The 2018 Cycle.  (NRCC, 2/8/2017)

Since February 8th, the gap between Trump's approval and disapproval ratings has increased 10.4 percentage points.  To the bad.

Source:  govtrack

Sources: Census Reporter (WA 10CD;  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts (WA, US)

Related posts:
Minnesota 1st.  (6/13/2017)
Ohio 13th.  (6/13/2017)
Pennsylvania 17th.  (6/13/2017)
Minnesota 8th.  (6/14/2017)
Minnesota 7th.  (6/14/2017)
Arizona 1st.  (6/15/2017)
Arizona 9th.  (6/15/2017)
California 7th.  (6/16/2017)
California 24th.  (6/16/2017)
California 36th.  (6/16/2017)
California 52nd.  (6/16/2017)
Colorado 7th.  (6/17/2017)
Connecticut 2nd.  (6/17/2017)
Connecticut 5th.  (6/17/2017)
Florida 7th.  (6/18/2017)
Florida 13th.  (6/18/2017)
Iowa 2nd.  (6/19/2017)
Illinois 17th.  (6/19/2017)
Maryland 6th.  (6/20/2017)
Michigan 5th.  (6/21/2017)
Michigan 9th.  (6/21/2017)
New Hampshire 1st.  (6/22/2017)
New Hampshire 2nd.  (6/22/2017
New Jersey 5th.  (6/22/2017)
New Mexico 1st.  (6/23/2017)
New Mexico 3rd.  (6/23/2017)
Nevada 3rd.  (6/24/2017)
Nevada 4th.  (6/24/2017)
New York 3rd.  (6/25/2017)
New York 18th.  (6/25/2017)
Oregon 4th.  (6/26/2017)
Oregon 5th.  (6/26/2017)
Washington 6th.  (6/27/2017)

Take Back the House 2018 posts:
Pennsylvania 8th.  (6/2/2017)
New Jersey 11th.  (6/2/2017)
Minnesota 2nd.  (6/2/2017)
Nebraska 2nd.  (6/3/2017)