Friday, April 29, 2016

UPDATE: Middleton's Bowling Green razed to make way for 4-story apartment building

Original 5/23/2015 post, "New Look Planned for This Lisa Lane Location", starts here.

The site of the former Bowling Green on Lisa Lane in Middleton is being considered for the construction of a 4-story, 95-unit, multi-family apartment building.

The Middleton Plan Commission is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 7:05 p.m.

Related article:
The 11th Frame: Bowling Green in Middleton to close.  (, 8/18/2011)
The declining number of league bowlers perhaps made this inevitable, and Bowling Green is not the only local center to close in recent years — Hare's Towne Bowl, Verona Bowl, and Classic Lanes (Burr Oaks Bowl) all have closed in recent year.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Meet 2 of the 5 Wisconsin Supreme Court contenders on Scott Walker's shortlist

Not sure who's who, but then does it really matter?

A shortlist of likely contenders for Justice David Prosser's Wisconsin Supreme Court seat.  (, 4/28/2016)

Wherein we learn the following:

5 white guys:  The best and the brightest from Walkerville.

He ran all the way, creating a most arresting visual

As reported in Armed robber asks for money, flees empty-handed, Madison police say.  (, 4/28/2016)
The suspect displayed a black handgun and demanded money from the clerk, but when the clerk told him there wasn't any, he ran from the store.

Speaking of which.....

Here's a trailer, of sorts, from He Ran All the Way, a taut little (67-minute running time) film noir from 1951, starring John Garfield and Shelley Winters.

They just don't make them like they used to.

Here's a 3-minute clip.

Scott Walker has a job opening

Here's the press release.

The link to the Judicial Application takes you here.  (Note yellow arrow pointing to "Governor's Office".)

Which gets you to "Apply to Serve".

And then to "Judicial Application".

Which takes you here, where the top half of the page gives you an opportunity to read the press release again.

But don't click on!  

If you do, you end up back here.

Back up....

...and scroll down to read the Instructions.

I suspect Walker is simply going through the motions on this one.

John Boehner tells us what he really thinks about Ted Cruz

As quoted in Boehner: Ted Cruz is ‘Lucifer in the Flesh,’ ‘Miserable Son of a Bitch’.  (Mediaite, 4/28/2016)

Related reading:
The most hated man in Congress: Ted Cruz’s laughable difficulty in landing endorsements from Senate colleagues.  (Salon, 3/17/2016)