Saturday, April 25, 2015

Has Paul Soglin been listening to 'The Best of Bobby Goldsboro'?





“We have a dangerous situation,” Soglin said in an interview. “What am I going to do when some child playing on the Square or State Street picks up a needle and is infected? This is about health, safety and crime.”

Flashback to July 22, 1990, and this excerpt from "State Street -- a road less traveled," an article in the Wisconsin State Journal.
The State Street championed by then-and-now Mayor Paul Soglin achieved one goal:  to transform a deteriorating, congested shopping district into a distinctive, culturally vibrant area of shops, sidewalk cafes, street musicians and horse-drawn surreys.

Related post:
UPDATE:  State Street stalwarts, 6 years later.  (2/1/2015)

Aerial View of Downtown Missoula Montana




Note the appropriately named Broadway (starting at 0:23), where angled parking is still permitted.

Downtown Missoula.

Angled parking was also the rule along Central Avenue in downtown Great Falls for many years.  Now a "halfsies" regulation appears to be in place.

From Retiring Guy's postcard collection

DNC Vice Chair serves up one of the week's best Scott Walker zingers


Photo credit:  City Pages
Quote source: Capital Times
("Minnesota Democrats slam Scott Walker during trip across the border")

An animated video of the bridge.


More information about this shared Minnesota-Wisconsin project can be found here

Zeta Beta Tau: No Mission Accomplished Here


Source:  Zeta Beta Tau

Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members disrespected us, wounded veterans say. (CNN, 4/24/2015)

None of the above.
"People were urinating off the balconies, throwing up in the elevators, making suggestive and sexual comments about veterans with their service dogs and derogatory and suggestive comments about their wives."

Related posts:
Yet another fraternity fails to live up to its creed.  (3/11/2015) 
The Vision, Spirit, Motto, and Values of Greek-Letter Organizations.  (1/29/2015)

No Friend to the Environment: Republican Representative Phil Roe, M.D., Tennessee's 1st Congressional District


Photo sourceU.S. Congress
Quote source:   U.S. Representative Phil Roe, M.D.*

*Wherein he agrees 'that we must be good stewards of the environment', a statement seriously undermined by his 0% rating in 2014 from the League of Conservation Voters.

Tea Party Caucus member Roe was re-elected to a 4th term in 2014 with 83% of the vote.

Required reading for Rep. Roe and his northeastern Tennessee constituents.

Climate Change in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  (Macalaster College Environmental Studies Department.)


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article13852676.html#storylink=cpy
3% lifetime rating (0% in 2014) from the League of Conservation Voters.


No Friend to the Environment dishonor roll.

Alabama Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives.   (Their anti-environmentalism can be summed up in one world:  coal.  Which is odd, since Alabama contributes a mere 1.9% of U.S. production, good enough for an overall ranking of 13.  The state's peak year of production:  1990)  
Alaska Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
  • At-large District.  Don Young (R).   Ridiculed environmentalists as a “self-centered bunch of waffle-stomping, Harvard-graduating, intellectual idiots.....not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.” 
 Arizona Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Arkansas Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
California Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Colorado Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
No House Republicans hail from Connecticut and Delaware. 
Florida Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Georgia Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Idaho Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Illinois Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Indiana Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
 Iowa Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Kansas Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Kentucky Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Louisiana Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Maine Congressional delegation:  U.S. House of Representatives
Maryland Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
No House Republicans in Massachusetts delegation.
Michigan Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Minnesota Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Mississippi Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Missouri Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives 
Montana Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Nebraska Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Nevada Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New Hampshire Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 New Jersey Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New Mexico Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
New York Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 North Carolina Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
North Dakota Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 Ohio Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 Oklahoma Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
 Oregon Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
  Pennsylvania Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
South Carolina Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
South Dakota Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
Tennessee Congressional delegation:   U.S. House of Representatives
  •  1st District.  Phil Roe (R).  His energy plan includes "all of the above."