Dairy progress: Creameries, condenseries and cheese factories in Wisconsin, January 1918.
via: Historical Maps Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society. Original published by Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Wisconsin
Washington — Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) was announced as a special representative for the United States to the Great Lakes region of Africa by Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday.
Feingold brings an expertise in the region to the job. He served as chairman of the Senate foreign relations Africa subcommittee.
Feingold was in the Senate from 1993 to 2011. He lost his bid for a fourth term in 2010 to Republican Ron Johnson.
Since then, he has written a book and served as a visiting professor at Marquette, Stanford and Lawrence universities.
Kerry announced the appointment at a State Department briefing in D.C.
“The stakes in this part of the world … are very significant,” said Kerry, who called Feingold the Senate’s “leading advocate and expert on Africa” when he served.
Kerry said the appointment would aid U.S. efforts in a “long-troubled region,” citing the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the need to “help parties find a path to lasting peace,” achieve accountability for human rights abuses, and break down “the barriers standing between humanitarian aid and the civilians who need it.”
In an statement, Feingold said:
“It is a great responsiblity to take on the role of United States Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa, as the people in the region have arrived at a time of significant opportunity for peace. The appointment of Mary Robinson as the UN Special Envoy to the Great Lakes, and the signing of the February 2013 Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework, have brought a renewed focus to the causes of instability in the region, and created an historic opportunity for this important, but challenged, region of Africa.”
The appointment has no set term. Feingold will serve at the pleasure of the president. He is expected to being his duties in July.
My family’s cabin in Central Wisconsin. The place where my soul is home.
G… Green Bay
Dominick Hagerty Building, Green Bay, Wisconsin
by John Begalke
Details from a building in downtown Green Bay.
The Dominick Hagerty Building at 107-115 South Washington Street.
This building is listed as Record #37924 with the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Built by Dominick Hagerty in the 1920s, this Art Deco building perfectly complements the former Fox Theater to the south, having many identical design features. Faced with fluted cast stone pilasters, decorated capitals, along with an incised chevron and ray pattern, this building is one of several intact Art Deco buildings remaining downtown.
Former tenants included the IBA College of Cosmetology, and most recently the Daily Planet. It is now considered an endangered property, having been vacant for approximately one decade, and with several proposals to redevelop the site in recent years.
Door County, Wisconsin
Town of Ephraim Fyr Ball Festival and the Door County Beer Festival in Baileys Harbor.
At DMV downtown you have to look at this before you can get your pic taken
Green Bay is awesome because... Please discuss.
Gabe: Well it has the Packers, is the oldest city in the state, and has a ton of papermills and is the 3rd biggest city in the state… even if i’s kinda small. Truth be told usually everything happening in the southern part of the state, I don’t tend to pay attention to it too much except for the Green Bay Packers, ya know?
Mun: Oh boy, where to begin with Green Bay. As someone who has lived around it all my life, one of my biggest criticisms is Green Bay is not enough in state matters for something that is the the gateway to the great waterway. It historically has had a chance several times, to become better than what it could be and hasn’t tried to improve itself. It has repeatedly done stupid decisions that have greatly stunned it’s growth in the long run. (Such as putting a suburban style mall into the middle of it’s downtown, which was only recently torn down.) Did you know that many beautiful buildings used to exist in Green Bay? The City Hall was across from the Brown County Court House? That there used to be a market square? It was an ideal city in design and they screwed it up for generic Orange Julius that you could get anywhere.
That may be gone back and the individuality of the city is gradually coming back, but the damage has been done without a doubt.
I love it for it’s history, the Packers, and moments of quick wittiness but much of the time it … is really dumb. To me, it’s like the member of the family that had the most potential then he went something completely different and slacked off in school. A potential top of the class, but only got B’s it’s highest because he didn’t apply himself. I love Green Bay, but it frustrates me and I want to see it do nothing but succeed, but it continues to get screwed up due to people playing politics.
Gabe: … Well you’re being kind of harsh on the city if I say so myself.
Mun: A little, but I live here so I think I have every right to be. On the bright side, they know what they’re doing with the Packers so that’s always a plus. IF WE GO ON ABOUT GREEN BAY PACKERS, THAT’S ANOTHER STORY. THE PACKERS ARE GOD’S GIFT TO FOOTBALL.
Gabe: That’s more like it.
Hm... how about some politics. How do you feel about Obama? (for the Mun vs. muse meme)
Gabe: … Well he is a lot better than ol’ clown Romney. Not by much, since he’s not doing a lot what he promised too but at least Tammy Baldwin is in the Senate. A pity, I kinda liked Tommy Thompson until he forgot all of us in the State… wait that’s not about Obama… But really with two different sides of the story I’m not sure… what’s going on anymore. Waukesha County tells me one thing and Madison goes and tells me another and then the Governor says something, then the news says something and… It’s confusing. I don’t know what’s going on in DC anymore and whenever I look over there I just get miffed. Like I never liked the spying thing at all, that’s why I trusted Feingold and am … kinda regretting kicking him out.
Mun: I have my issues with Obama and have a bit of cynicism about politics, particularly promises he made and I dislike how national politics have hijacked regional politics for both parties. More so the Republican Party and what they have done to the state itself. But it’s there in the Democratic one too. I support the civil and human rights that many Democrats are pushing (only because it’s now an issue that they can win on now and keep power with) but I have issues that economically mary are often the same damaging neoliberal policies that Republicans are doing including invasion of privacy.
And damn fucking right you should regret kicking Russ Feingold out. He’s a goddamn national treasure.
Because you're so cute. ;3;
Aw thank ya! That’s nice of ya, really!