Monday, June 08, 2015

Fond du Lac Union Members, Do The Math

Map of Wisconsin highlighting Fond du Lac County
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Fond du Lac County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It seems Fond du Lac County workers are making less money than their non union co workers. It seems because of ACT 10, they are capped on wage increases.

County considers workaround of Act 10 restrictions for union: "Act 10 removed the ability of public employees unions to negotiate for anything but a pay increase limited to the Consumer Price Index. The county board approved a 1.57-percent increase for the union's members, which is the maximum allowed under the law this year.
Other non-union county employees received a 2-percent increase without similar restrictions at the beginning of the year.
"In other words, this group is being penalized by the state because they didn't decertify their union," Board Chairman Martin Farrell said.
Marx recommended the board approve a supplemental pay increase for the more than 70 employees affected to make up for the difference. The extra pay would work like a bonus, being paid once in a lump sum in the first pay period of December."

If the union members would just do they math, they would be coming out ahead. If they decertify the union they would get a higher wage increase and keep their union dues. It a win, win to throw out the union. What's so hard about keeping more of their own money!

Do the math people!

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Wisconsin's Walker Needs To Change

Michael Dukakis on tank
Michael Dukakis on tank (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was in Iowa over the weekend riding a cycle with Iowa's Senator Joni Ernst.

Will someone please tell Mr. Walker he needs to wear a better looking helmet and a pair of sunglasses. Get rid of the bowl helmet and the safety glasses! Looks as bad as"Dukakis in the tank in 1988 or John F Kerry in the bubble wrap at NASA in 2004.

The story with images - The Latest: Will the Iowa presidential straw poll survive? - Yahoo News:

New Wisconsin Democrat Party Chair

English: Logo of the Democratic Party of the U...
English: Logo of the Democratic Party of the United States. Light blue D inside a darker blue circle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Will Martha Laning carry on as former Wisconsin state Chair Mike Tate?

Laning was elected Saturday as the new chair of the state democrat party.

Her basic plan to lift the dem party of Wisconsin out of it's obscurity is messaging.

This and more from her web site.
Messaging » Martha Laning for Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair: "In the past several electoral cycles, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has failed in its attempt to connect with Wisconsin voters. The fundamental problem is that our message is not resonating with voters across the state. The Democratic preference for detailed, fact-filled messaging seems to leave glazed-over voters in our communication wake. 
Republicans, on the other hand, are masterful storytellers. They consistently show vs. tell voters about issues and candidates by using emotional stories and anecdotes instead of facts and figures. They've had great success positioning themselves as real people reaching out to real people. As much as we'd like to believe otherwise, voters often choose their candidates on the basis of perceived chemistry, and if that candidate champions their most pressing personal issues, so much the better. "

Language choice goes far beyond good grammar and political correctness, as we learn from Dr. George Lakoff. Lakoff taught linguistics at Berkeley, CA. He authored the book, Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know your values and frame the debate. This is bedrock. I will establish a Messaging Task Force made up of an equal representation of stakeholders from all levels of the party and areas of our state. We will:
Time will tell if Laning uses the Lakeoff spin towards voters and will she get the full participation of the Wisconsin media to help her pull the wool over the eyes of the people of Wisconsin. What do you think?

Jerry Bader in Northeastern and Central Wisconsin talk radio should have a field day with this on Monday.

Update: Also reported by Jerry Bader, Laning recently just joined the Wisconsin democrat party. She didn't know you had to be a pay money to join the democrat party? Wisconsin dem party front and center!  Link to JSOnline story.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Is Hillary Looking For Voter Fraud In Wisconsin??

Are democrats and the Hillary Clinton Camp looking for fraudulent votes in the 2016 election?

Wisconsin Voting Rights: Lawsuit By Hillary Clinton Lawyer Calls State's Laws Discriminatory, Restrictive: "A top Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer filed a lawsuit last week against Wisconsin, accusing the state of having discriminatory and restrictive voting laws. While Marc Elias did not mention either Clinton or Gov. Scott Walker in the May 29 filing, the suit could be construed as an implicit challenge to Walker's governing in what may be an important battleground state next year as presidential campaigning heats up.
 “We are aware of [the lawsuit] and strongly support its goal of ensuring the right to vote is not unduly burdened,” Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Clinton, said in a statement. Clinton’s aides said that the lawsuit was not filed on behalf of the campaign."

Sure seems it!

What do you think?

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Police Alerted To Armed Mob, Asparagus Thieves

Wow! Really?

German Police Alerted to Armed Mob Instead Find Asparagus Pickers | TIME: "(BERLIN) — Police in rural northeastern Germany rushed out to track down a reported mob of up to 15 people armed with knives and sticks. Instead, they found a group of asparagus harvesters."

'via Blog this'

They were picking white asparagus. We only thought asparagus was only green or purple.

What do you think?

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

State Could Move Out of Madison / Milwaukee

The GOP-led budget committee in Madison passed something good for the people of Wisconsin.

The state is considering relocating state agencies out of Madison or Milwaukee if it could save the state money. Example, what if the DNR was located in Stevens Point?

Of course, democrats are screaming, trying to save Madison that is known as the Kremlin of the west. 
You can read the story over at the Green Bay Press Gazette.

This could certainly help other areas of the state and also end the left leaning stranglehold that Mad town has now. 

What do you think?

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Is It Time???????

Is it time to bring the Berry Laker back? 

What say you?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Flags lowered to half-staff in Wisconsin Tuesday for Patriot Day


September 10, 2012

Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities across the state will fly at half-staff Tuesday (Sept. 11) as a mark of respect to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the members of the armed forces defending our freedom overseas. The Guard will render these honors in accordance with Gov. Scott Walker's executive order.


Relating to a Proclamation that the Flag of the United States and the Flag of the State of Wisconsin be Flown at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks and the Members of the Armed Forces Defending Our Freedoms Overseas

WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, terrorists tried to topple our beloved country by attacking the United States and killing nearly 3,000 innocent civilians; and

WHEREAS, law enforcement, first responders, and ordinary citizens heroically rushed into the flames and ash, risking their lives to render faithful and honorable service to the victims of the attacks; and

WHEREAS, the American people came together as one Nation in the days and months following the attacks, pushing through our pain to remind the world of America's enduring commitment to democracy and liberty; and

WHEREAS, since the attacks, thousands of our fellow citizens have embraced the highest form of patriotism by donning our country's uniform and serving overseas far from family, friends, and the comforts of home; and

WHEREAS, 490 Wisconsin soldiers continue the Badger State's proud tradition of military service as they deploy throughout the world to defend our country from those that seek to harm us; and

WHEREAS, since September 11, 2001, 163 courageous sons and daughters of Wisconsin have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while defending freedom in ongoing overseas combat operations; and

WHEREAS, all Wisconsinites may offer their time and talents on this anniversary day and throughout the year in acts of service to their neighbors and fellow citizens, embodying the spirit of unity and sacrifice shown by so many brave souls on September 11, 2001; and

WHEREAS, our annual salute to the heroes and victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks is an ongoing recognition of the triumph of the American spirit over the foes and forces that challenge it; and

WHEREAS, Congress has designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day and has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by Federal and State law, do hereby order that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin equipped with such flags beginning at sunrise on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, and ending at sunset on that date.



All Wisconsin state government facilities are covered by the governor's order and a 2007 amendment to the U.S. Flag Code now requires all federal facilities in Wisconsin to comply. Other government agencies, businesses and private residences with flagpoles may also lower their U.S. and Wisconsin state flags to half-staff during the daylight hours on September 11.