Sunday, October 04, 2015

Hillary, Is There Trouble In Paradise

There seems to be some unrest towards Hillary Clinton. The teachers union members are not the only ones questioning following Hillary over the cliff.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a dear friend of a fiery teachers union leader, she speaks out against the bombardment of standardized testing that dismays educators, and she never misses a chance to say how enamored she is with those who teach.

Many teachers are less enamored with her, however.

One of the most hotly debated issues among rank-and-file educators this week is whether Clinton deserves their support. Many are saying no — or at least, not yet — and calling upon their state leaders to resist a move by the president of the union representing 3 million teachers to endorse Clinton. 

Read more at the LA Times.

Afghan Strike, Children, Doctors Killed, "Nothing Here, Move Along"

The story about an airstrike by US / NATO forces. Doctors and children killed!

Where's the outrage?

U.S. officials have launched an investigation after 12 local staff members of Doctors Without Borders and at least seven patients, three of them children, were killed after an explosion near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that may have been caused by a nearby airstrike.

 In a statement, the international charity said the "sustained bombing" took place Saturday at 2:10 a.m local time. Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes have been fighting to dislodge Taliban insurgents who overran Kunduz on Monday.

Fox News.

What would the news cycle look like if the President was Carson, Cruz or Fiorina. Would the left be calling for war crime investigations? The president should resign? Would there be massive protests in front of the White House?

Of course all from above and more would be true. But with a democrat president, chirp, chirp, silence, "nothing here move along" from the media across the land.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Will NASCAR Restart Rule Be Called Fair or Fowl

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon pulls into the pits ...
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon pulls into the pits at Texas in 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We know a lot of BIG K fans are upset but we have to wonder, will NASCAR call it as it happens or look the other way for some drivers and not for others?

I know there are a lot of fans out there, especially Keselowski fans, who are upset because of the seemingly inconsistent rule calls on restarts by NASCAR.

Let me state up front here, I am okay with the penalty on Sunday, if and only if this is where the bar is set now and NASCAR keeps it consistent. Don't move the bar to here and then move it back next week. NASCAR is the umpire and they have said this is the strike zone.

 Damn it to hell, then make sure you call it a strike every time it is a strike in that zone. Don't be moving the strike zone anymore. 

Fox Sports

With the new restart rule, will Jimmy Johnson or Jeff Gordon get a pass? What will happen if the 88 break the start rule? 

NASCAR bends a lot for certain drivers. the rest get fined, penalized or banned for what others get away with.

What do you think?

Jeb's Slip Up???? "Stuff Happens"

President George W. Bush, father President Geo...
President George W. Bush, father President George H. W. Bush and brother Florida Governor Jeb Bush depart at the conclusion of the Christening Ceremony for the George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in Newport News, Virginia, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 Is this the right answer to give after the tragedy in Oregon?

Jeb Bush spoke at a South Carolina forum on Friday and said that it wasn’t the government’s role to respond to mass shootings, like the murder of nine people at an Oregon community college this week.

“I had this challenge as governor because we had — look, stuff happens,” Bush said at the forum. 

Read more at Forbes

Bush did clarify and expand on his answer but will " stuff happens" come to haunt him?

We are not impressed with Bush. Once, twice, a third Bush is not what the country needs.

What do you think?

Friday, October 02, 2015

America’s College Students Are Delicate, Immature Wusses????????

English: Disposable diaper, size 12-25kg/26-55lb.
English: Disposable diaper, size 12-25kg/26-55lb. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sure seem so!

EDUCATION PROOF: Helicopter Parenting Has Created A Generation Of Traumatized, Risk-Averse WUSSES

America’s college students are delicate, immature wusses who become traumatized, get the vapors and seek professional counseling any time they face adversity or — God forbid — earn a grade lower than a “B.”

 The insight comes from Boston College research professor Peter Gray, writing last week at Psychology Today.

Gray explains that he has participated in discussions at Boston College with the head of counseling services and other faculty members about how to deal with a notable decrease in resilience among students. The problem of weak-willed, fragile, gutless students at the $63,302-per-year Jesuit school has been severe, Gray learned.

Read the story at the Daily Caller. 

When will most, not all millennials just grow up? The blame for this is 50% children, 50 % parents. Yes, we call them children, not young adults until they earn the title..

And these young adults are the face of this country in the future?

God help us all! 

Illinois Lottery Drops WGN To Save Money

The Lotto Powerball logo
The Lotto Powerball logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Seems with all problems in the Land of Lincoln, they came up with one good way to save money, even though they can't pay off Lottery winners. 

Lottery changes drawing Beginning today you’ll no longer see Illinois Lottery drawings for various games on WGN-TV. Instead, you’ll have to get the winning numbers from the Lottery website. A news release from the Illinois Lottery indicates halting the quarter-century practice of airing the winning numbers on TV will allow the Lottery to take their live lottery drawings in a different direction to a new digital draw system using Random Number Generation to select the winning numbers. The Lottery now uses RNG systems for so-called quick picks at retail locations as well as selecting winning numbers for raffle games.

Read full story at IL news

We wonder if the Wisconsin Lottery pays for advertising on T V to report the winning numbers? We know they advertise, but who stays up to see the winning numbers. Everything is faster online! It's called the World Wide Web!

The media always reports big jackpots or big winners for free anyway.

With almost everyone having a cell , let them look it up on the web site!  

Green Bay, Packer G-Line Bus, A Bust

The sign for the atrium inside Lambeau Field i...
The sign for the atrium inside Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 A good idea but didn't work.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The special "G-Line" bus route which ran from downtown Green Bay to the Lambeau Field area has been halted.

The two-month trial period began July 22, and Green Bay Metro Transit Director Patty Kiewiz says the service was halted within the last week.

When they launched the service, there were no expectations or projections on ridership levels given. Kiewiz says total ridership for the 2 months was about 4,000 people.

Read full story at WTAQ here.

First, the bus line starts at the bus station. Why would you park your car at the bus station and then take a bus to Lambeau or Cabela's? The bus station is next to a paper mill, R E A L L Y!!!!!

Why didn't the route start at Lambeau, go to Cabela's, run down Holmgren Way to the Mall, a stop at Titletown Brewing and back to Lambeau. You know, a Packer, Shop, Eat route for fans from outside of Green Bay would use.

Second, the Transit Director calls this a success?  Let's look at the numbers. 4000 divided by 60 (two months) = 66 riders per day. Divide 66 divided by a 10 hour shift ( maybe 9:00 am to 7:00pm), that 7, (S E V E N) people per hour.

Who thought this up? I would think the Packers Marketing department has better ideas for a bus route.

The bus was even free and couldn't make it. If it was a true Packer G-Line, people would even pay a buck or two to ride it. How about a three dollar day pass. The Packers could buy their own bus and wouldn't loose money on the deal. Maybe that's what they ill do.

This is what you get when you get city government involved.

What do you think?

Kaley Cuoco, (Penny, Penny, Penny, From Big Bang) Getting Divorce

Kaley Cuoco at The Big Bang Theory panel at th...
Kaley Cuoco at The Big Bang Theory panel at the 2008 Comic-Con convention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We thought she was married to Leonard!

Ryan Sweeting split after 21 months of marriage, and now some say an addiction to painkillers might be to blame.

The “Big Bang Theory” star said she was getting divorced because of “irreconcilable differences” in court documents she filed Monday, but a new source says she ended the marriage because her husband developed an addiction to pain pills. 

Read more at the Daily Caller.

Sad, when addiction takes its toll.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Brewers Zach Davies Impressive

Looking good so far. Brewers win 5-0.

SAN DIEGO-Zach Davies continues to impress his new team.

Davies (3-2) pitched seven innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 on Wednesday night.

In his sixth start since being acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, Davies did not allow a run for a second consecutive outing. He struck out six, walked two and finished the season with 15 straight scoreless innings. 

Full story from BN-D.

When, if, Davies becomes a star, will the Brewers let him go or trade him because the won't be able to pay his high salary? 

Is Davies a trade enticement?

Labor Unions Piggy Bank

Nothing here, move along.

Under President Obama, federal agencies are doling out tens of millions of dollars to one of the Democratic Party’s most essential constituencies: big labor.

The grants range from safety training to union membership recruitment to whipping up support for the president’s signature program called Obamacare, a Washington Times review of federal contracting records shows.

Last week, for example, the Department of Energy awarded a $900,000-plus grant for the development of a safety regimen for workers facing hazardous duties in energy and waste jobs. It didn’t go to a safety firm or training school but rather to a labor union: Akron International Chemical Workers Union. And the local Democratic congressman in Ohio got to score some political points with his blue-collar constituents by announcing it.

Full story from the Washington Times.

Nice to be funded by the tax payers of the U.S..

As we said, nothing here, move along.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lake Michigan Chinook Salmon's Numbers Plummeting

This is surprising.

They are the king of the Great Lakes sport fish, luring thousands of anglers to Michigan waters every year for a chance to try to land them — and helping fuel a multibillion-dollar fishing and boating tourism industry.

But the Chinook salmon's numbers are plummeting in Lake Michigan due to a combination of natural forces, unnatural invasive species, and the state Department of Natural Resources' own efforts to dial back the population and prevent a more permanent population crash as happened in Lake Huron about a decade ago.

 The salmon population on Lake Michigan is down 75% from its 2012 peak, said Randy Claramunt, a DNR Great Lakes fishery biologist based in Charlevoix. 

Story from Detroit Free Press. 

So where is the Wisconsin DNR on this story?

Wisconsin Congressman Punts On Planned Parenthood

So why did Glenn Grothman go to Washington?

Grothman: Congress Won't Defund Planned Parenthood

GOP Congressman Downplays Talk Of Government Shutdown 

Wisconsin U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman says his fellow congressional Republicans won't immediately defund Planned Parenthood, and they won't shut down the government trying.

While Grothman said he’d like to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level, he told Wisconsin Public Radio’s Joy Cardin that right now, "it’s not going to happen."

"We could shut down the government, but we've seen in the past after a week or two weeks or three weeks, eventually the public is mad and we wind up going ahead with the funding anyway," Grothman said.

"We have to worry about getting reelected," Grothman said. "We want to get a Republican elected president, and a government shutdown hurts the Republican Party, so we're not going to do that."

Grothman said he thinks the same will be true in December, when Congress faces another short-term spending vote and another potential shutdown. 

Full story from NPR.

 Washington elites talking points on shutdown.

It seems the fighter when in Madison has changed since going to Washington DC. Are the voters of Grothman's district having buyers remorse?

Why do politicians fight during their election and change when they get to Washington?

Madison Moves Forward With Jim Doyle Square

I know what your thinking, no this isn't about former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle. It is however about the father of Gov. Jim Doyle.

Madison is planning a square named after a Democrat Judge James Doyle, a Federal Judge from the late 60's and 70's.

UPDATE: MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison City Council passed the Judge Doyle Square project in a 12 to six vote early Wednesday morning. The motion passed at 3:15 a.m. after nearly nine hours of questions, comments and debate in a special council meeting.

The two-block area downtown includes the Madison Municipal Building and the East Government parking garage.

The development plan would cost a total of about $200 million, with about $47 million coming from the city, the rest coming from the developer. The plan includes building a 250,000 square feet headquarters for Exact Sciences, a 216 room hotel and about 30,000 square feet of retail space. There will also be public and private parking spaces. 

 Read full story from WKOW. 

We do wonder when the left in Mad Town will name something after the former Governor Jim Doyle. It will happen sooner than you think.

Wisconsin Universities Dancing With Taxpayers Money

The Headline. UW System Offers 143 Dance Classes

Around the State Dance degrees are offered at six University of Wisconsin system campuses, including minors offered at UW-Green Bay, UW-Whitewater, and UW-Eau Claire. UW-Stevens Point offers a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and UW–Milwaukee and UW- Madison offer both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Dance.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal database, dance professors from the two largest UW campuses earn a collective $825,759. Among the highest paid professors helping to facilitate this..... 

And the UW regents are crying about cuts to their budget?

How many Wisconsin tax payers know this story? Wisconsin media, nothing here, move along.

Full story from Media Trackers.

Will Walker Name Bradley To Supreme Court

What's taking so long? As older people used to say, crap or get off the pot!
UPDATED: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 --- 4:34 p.m. MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is sending signals that he may appoint state Appeals Court Judge Rebecca Bradley to a vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Walker sent a Twitter message Tuesday saying there is precedent for governors appointing justices to the court who may later run for the seat. He then cited a pair of examples.
Walker has twice named Bradley to judicial appointments before, and she has the backing of conservatives in the officially nonpartisan race.
Jim Doyle would appointed his person with in days and the media would be praising him for his quick resolute.

No matter what Walker does, the left and the media won't like it. Walker should just apoint Bradley and get it over with.

Full story at NBC15

Teamsters Refuse Hillary

 Has hell freezeth over???????????
Teamsters officials met behind closed doors today. The union refused to endorse Hillary Clinton for president.
The officials told FOX News they want to meet with Donald Trump.
We wonder about the Teamsters from Wisconsin?

Fox Biz Beats CNBC

We wonder why it took this long?
For the first time ever, a Fox Business Network program has topped a CNBC program in total viewers for an entire month.

Lou Dobbs Tonight beat CNBC in total viewers for the month of September. CNBC aired a variety of shows, including West Texas Investors Club and The Profit. Dobbs has previously beaten CNBC in the key A25-54 demo, but this is the first win for in both viewers and the demo.
We wonder when will Joe Kernan leave CNBC for Fox Biz. Another question, how can Joe stand it with all those liberals?

To be up front, haven't watched CNBC for a long time. 

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.