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.

EXECUTIVE ORDER # 82 reads:

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.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Those Darn Young Republicans


For Immediate Release: June 6, 2012
Contact: Dane County Young Republicans (608) 305-GOP1; Jeff Waksman jeff@danegop.org

Dane County Young Republicans Come Clean On Election Shenanigans
 
Young Professional's Organization Reveals Deep Plants in Progressive Camp 

(Madison, WI) – While the Dane County Young Republicans should be celebrating last night's victory by Scott Walker over Tom Barrett, the DCYR’s are in fact filled with shame. And it is with heavy hearts that we come clean on our outrageous behavior during this election.

You see, the DCYR’s placed moles in key roles within the Democratic Party and Dane County Progressive brain-trust. These moles pretended to be Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives while in fact they were working for us – intentionally making fools of themselves and the Democratic Party in order to make Tom Barrett look bad.

Our most effective mole was Democratic Party of Wisconsin official spokesman Graeme Zielinski, who we had deliver outlandish and often nonsensical attacks against Scott Walker on a daily basis – accusing him of being a pedophile, of being an adulterer, of stealing money from military veterans, et cetera. Every time one of his statements was rated by Politifact he earned a “Pants on Fire” rating, with one being called “a hot mess”. We couldn’t have asked for better work.

Another successful mole was John Nichols of The Capital Times. That publication has long been a strong ally of the Democratic Party, but by ordering Nichols to focus the paper’s efforts on insane conspiracy theories like ALEC, the Koch Brothers and faked moon landings (okay, we made one of those up), and asking him to openly beg for campaign donations for Democrats on Twitter, we successfully turned that “newspaper” into a national laughingstock.

But our most important effort was arranging the protests at the Capitol over the past 20 months. We were shocked that we were able to convince most people that the protests were just a Big Labor astro-turf group. After all, would Big Labor really have been dumb enough to order their followers to smash windows and doors, scream obscenities at legislators during votes, terrorize the children of legislators at home and on Facebook, make the Capitol smell like a Illinois truck stop bathroom, and engage in so much vigorous public masturbation that hotels on Capitol square had to appeal to the city because their customers were afraid to go outside? Come on. You had to know that was us.

In our defense, how else could we have swung the election for Scott Walker? After all, the Democrats had an extremely strong candidate in Tom Barrett, what with his refusal to defend his record as Mayor or to name a single policy he would enact as Governor. Without our discrediting of the DPW, The Capital Times and Big Labor, how could we ever have hoped to win? 


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Friday, May 18, 2012

Tom Barrett Milk Carton Image

Wondering if the Wisconsin Blog community can help me find someone. I have been using this image of Tom Barrett on this milk carton. I did get it from a Wisconsin blog two to three  years ago.



I have been using it at my news web site Wis. U. P. North when discussing Barrett missing in this election campaign. I am looking for the original  poster of the image to give them credit for the great artwork. Does anyone know the original image creator?

Please e mail at wisupnorth at gmail.com

Thank You
Paul Socha
Wis.U.P. North llc

Monday, May 14, 2012

Government Waste On Top of Waste On Top Of Waste

This Is Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies - ABC News

This Is Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies

The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it commissioned a study to determine how much it cost to produce all those studies.
Now the Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Pentagon’s study and concluded in a report this week that it’s a flop.
The study of a study of studies began in 2010 when Defense Secretary Robert Gates complained that his department was “awash in taskings for reports and studies.” He wanted to know how much they cost.

Tea Party: The Palin Effect

The Palin Effect: Tea Party Flexes Muscle

THE PALIN EFFECT: TEA PARTY FLEXES MUSCLE

The conventional wisdom among the mainstream media is that the Republican establishment would strike back during the 2012 election, thereby blunting the influence of the conservative Tea Party movement that propelled the party to historic gains in the 2010 midterm elections. Implied in this chatter is that the power and influence of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, seen by many as the figure who can best mobilize the Tea Party movement into action, would fade as well.


But recent events in Indiana, Nebraska, and Texas have shown that this conventional wisdom is false.


On May 8, six-term establishment Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost his primary in Indiana to Richard Mourdock, who had been backed by various Tea Party groups and organizations. Mourdock trounced Lugar, receiving 60 percent of the vote to Lugar’s 40.

From Breitbart. 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Tea Party Blow Out, Who Would Of Thought

NBC: Mourdock Beats Lugar in Indiana; Updated: Blowout | Conservatives4Palin

I guess all that talk about the demise of the Tea Party and, ahem, Governor Palin’s irrelevance was just that: Talk. That and a healthy dose of wishful thinking on the part of the DC Establishment.

Update: With 55% of the votes in, Mourdock is “clinging” to a 20 point lead.  My heart bleeds for the Peggy Noonans and Dana Milbanks of the world. Just a few weeks ago a Mourdock victory was considered, at best, highly unlikley.  But a blowout like this was considered beyond the realm of possibility. Not anymore.

I thought the Tea Party didn't exist? Surprise surprise surprise!

Establishment Republican Defeated In Indiana

 

NBC Politics - NBC News projects Lugar defeated in Indiana primary

NBC News projects Lugar defeated in Indiana primary By Tom Curry, msnbc.com National Affairs Writer NBC News has declared Richard Mourdock as the projected winner in the Indiana Senate primary. Mourdock defeated six-term Republican foreign policy elder statesman Sen. Richard Lugar.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Green Bay Cabela's, A Win For Walker

Cabela’s sporting goods superstore coming to Ashwaubenon


Outfitters to open store nearLambeau Field in 2013
12:42 AM, May. 5, 2012
ASHWAUBENON — Sporting goods superstore chain Cabela’s will anchor the gateway site to the Lambeau Development District in a move expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the area. Construction on the store is expected to begin within 60 days, and the store is set to open by July 2013.
The addition of the Nebraska-based retailer to the 21-acre site on the southeast corner of the Lombardi Avenue/U.S. 41 intersection was announced Friday morning in front of nearly 50 people, mostly business leaders and local leaders.
“We won Green Bay!” Cabela’s CEO Tommy Millner said, referencing previous talks ofBass Pro Shops possibly building a store at the site owned by the Green Bay Packers.



Read more at the Green Bay Press Gazette.
WUPN: “We have to wonder why the paper didn’t talk to any democrats like Bob Jauch or Dale Schultz on this? Did anyone talk to Dave Hansen? A win for jobs, for Ashwaubenon, the Packers, the people of the area and a win for Scott Walker and the republicans in Wisconsin.
This should be a commercial in the upcoming election.
Remember this letter from the four dems last January from Wis Politics.”

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Seals Tell Different Story On Gutsy Call

SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign 
By TOBY HARNDEN PUBLISHED: 18:35 EST, 30 April 2012 | UPDATED: 19:34 EST, 30 April 2012
Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign.
The SEALs spoke out to MailOnline after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled ‘One Chance’.
In it President Bill Clinton is featured saying that Mr Obama took ‘the harder and the more honourable path’ in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words ‘Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?’ are then displayed.
 Besides the ad, the White House is marking the first anniversary of the SEAL Team Six raid that killed bin Laden inside his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan with a series of briefings and an NBC interview in the Situation Room designed to highlight the ‘gutsy call’ made by the President. 

 Read more at The Mail Online.

Oh brother, who made the gutsy call? Seems someone wants to take credit for everything.