Saturday, April 05, 2008

Parting The Red Sea

Ben Hur, Moses, NRA, conservative, husband for 64 years. What a GREAT American. No one else has touched so many people with his acting in some of the greatest movies of faith hope and God Almighty. God bless his soul.
Statement by the Family of Charlton Heston
Saturday April 5, 11:24 pm ET
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 5, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary actor, civil rights leader and political activist Charlton Heston passed away today, at the age of 84. He died at his home with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, at his side. Mr. Heston was loved by his two children, Fraser Clarke Heston and Holly Heston Rochell, and his three grandchildren, Jack Alexander Heston, Ridley Rochell and Charlie Rochell.

The Sky Is Falling

Lloyd's warns of a lack of natural disasters
Phillip Inman
The Guardian,
Friday April 4 2008,
Article history

This article appeared in
the Guardian on
Friday April 04 2008 on p26 of the Financial section.
It was last updated at 08:45 on April 04 2008.

Lloyd's of London warned yesterday that an absence last year of natural disasters or man-made accidents was putting pressure on firms to reduce premiums in 2008



Martin Luther King

Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King. I hear the following passage from his speech.

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men,
Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank
God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Forty years ago Dr. King was taken from this country in Memphis Tenn. Can you imagine if Dr King was alive today. Would there be the liberals of today running the democratic party? Would there be the hate for so many people in this great country?

Dr. King dreamed of everyone living together. He did not dream of white, black, red, yellow or any other skin color being racist. He did not dream of a divide between Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics. I wonder if Dr. King today would be able to stand up for his dreams or would some liberal group oppose him. Some leaders of the black community and some leaders of the democratic party are not the people Dr. King envisioned.

If liberals believe in the same dreams as Dr. King, why do we have quotas, why is it o k to suppress Catholics or Mormons? Why is it wrong to have high expectations of people? Back in the sixties, who helped pass the civil rights act? It took republicans to pass it and why doesn't anyone talk about the democrats that were against the civil rights movement? Who are prejudice today? It is a sorry sight when people that want to help the less fortunate are labeled racist and the people that are prejudice are called hero's and leaders of the movement. The reason for ones lack of education is not ones skin color but ones lack of action. The reason for ones lack of prosperity is not where you live but what you should or shouldn't do.

Again my family history is not very pretty when it comes to race. No, I will not throw my family in front of the bus like Barack. I live in 2008 not 1955. Times and people have changed.

My belief in Dr. King is what I have told my children and will tell my grandchildren.

There are good white people and bad white people , there are good black people and bad black people, there are good hispanic people and bad hispanic people, there are good catholics and bad catholics, there are good Muslim people and bad Muslim people, the list can go on and on.

It is not the color of your skin, what religion you are or what country you come from. Judge people by their actions, judge people by their character. What is character- "doing something good when no one is watching." Judge people by who they are and not what others tell you they are.

When will all people hear his words,

"black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

When....................., someday.

Friday, April 04, 2008

MRP, Where Are You

From the Marinette Republican Party back on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. Where are you guys? No post since January.

Link to the web site

Wouldn't it be a nice gesture if we had leaders in our party who would tell those in the Democratic Party to go find themselves?We cannot as a nation survive if we continue to pacify those on the left.

Socialistic fervor under the guise of patriotism can hardly be considered being American.
We can only hope that the apathetic will cease to be pathetic and will wake up to the real danger which we are all facing at this given moment in time. In reality we are under siege not only by the terrorists but by those who claim to be patriots.
None dare call it treason.
Click here for summary of what Democrats have done for America
posted by Marinette County Republican Party

Hell Just Froze Over

From the Green Bay Press Gazette.
Hell just froze over in Northeastern Wisconsin.Two editorials and they have a right wing slant.
I know, it was a long election, do you think the full timers are on vacation and my two sons are filling in at the paper. God bless who ever is in charge and I hope they fire the old guys and hire these replacements on full time.

They are writing an editorial about the HBO mini series on John Adams.

Posted April 4, 2008
We owe debt to Founding Fathers
This isn't usually where we plug television shows, but an extraordinary TV event is currently unfolding Sunday nights on HBO.

Holy cow, wake me up, I must be dreaming.

Here, too, are many of the familiar names from the early years of the United States of America — Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Samuel Adams, Alexander Hamilton — struggling to bring the dream of the United States of America to reality.
Wow, you mean people might know who those fine gentleman were?

A viewer comes away from "John Adams" with a new understanding of how fragile this new country was in the beginning, how amazing its survival, and how remarkable it has become. We owe the founders an enormous debt, and this miniseries does a marvelous job of telling a new audience about that debt.
This must be way over every ones heads. Amazing, What country are they from? I never heard about this in my school!

PSST, don't tell WEAC about this.

Seriously, I don't have HBO but when the DVDs come out the John Adams mini series will be well worth the investment. Even tax payer dollars would be worth the spend.

To the Press Gazette, you simply amazed me.

Whats up?

Link to article.

The Lights On, Nobody's Home

From the Green Bay Press Gazette

Posted April 4, 2008
Editorial: Progressive renaissance? Not in high court race
One last thought about those ubiquitous political ads, now that we've been granted a respite with the end of the spring election campaign.
You mean they want to clarify their comments? Hell must be freezing over.
No matter whom the ad supported, the favored candidate was portrayed as conservative. Both Supreme Court candidates even called themselves "tough on crime," a conservative position with limited relevance to the high court. That's interesting.
Oh, that's interesting, my oh my. You guys must of missed the tough on crime slant. Just Like Mr. Kagen, running for his election and running to the right.

Clearly, the message of conservatism still resonates with voters. Incumbents and potential challengers alike should take notice.
Hey guys, maybe you should join the majority of you readers and stop your liberal bias?

Naw, that won't happen, if it did, I might just crap my pants.
And what will you say in 09 when Shirley runs for reelection!

Sore Losers, again.


To a GREAT American who we all miss today.
Mr. King was not for some Americans but for all Americans.
He is looking down on us with God Almighty.

Martin Luther King
"I have a dream"-speech, aug. 28, 1963

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize an shameful condition.
In a sense we've come to our nation's Capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.
Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?"
We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.
We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.
We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one.
We can never be satisfied as long as our chlidren are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "for whites only."
We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.
Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exhalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning, "My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrims' pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that; let freedom ring from the Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual,

"Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Earmarks and Votes

Discussion and comments on all the talk of earmarks, high taxes and what do earmarks mean to candidates running for office.

Here are two comparisons to the 2nd and 5th Wisconsin Congressional district earmark spending to voter results from Tuesdays election. I used information provided by JSOnline. The vote totals were taken from the Butler / Gableman race.

JSOnline results vote totals

Link To JSOnline Earmarks

Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) 2nd Congressional district.
Columbia,Green and Dane counties.
$16,443,500 in earmark spending.
Butler votes - 58,156 70%
Gableman votes - 25,649 30 %

Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls)
5th Congressional district.
Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties.
$932,000 in earmark spending,
Butler votes - 36,036 43 %
Gableman votes 70,719 57 %

If we relate earmarks to congress bringing home the pork like Tammy Baldwin, why is Jim Sensenbrenner still in office?

Are the voters in Dane County smart for voting liberal? Do they have their hands out? Gimmie, gimmie gimmie!

Are people in Washington and Waukesha counties ignorant for keeping Sensenbrenner in office?

Are the people of Washington and Waukesha counties living without or maybe taking care of themselves without government handouts? People have to be proud to live in the 5th!

It has to stop, we need to follow the example of the 5th district.

Here in the 8th we have Mr. Kagen shouting about every pork dollar he can throw at the people of the 8th district.

Enough is enough, Thank the people of the fifth.

Oh by the way, didn't some conservitive win the Milwaukee County Executive spot. Hey you lefties, some guy, wasn't his first name Scott somebody? When is Diamond Jim Doyle running again?

Thursday, April 03, 2008


People of Wisconsin, when will we wake up?
From Boots and Sabers and River Towns
It's more than they are telling us!

The governor, state Senate and the Assembly have all come up with their own plans to fix the state's current $652.3 million budget hole. But because of the way the plans are structured, the state will end up $700 million-$800 million in the hole at the beginning of the next budget writing cycle, according to the Madison-based Wisconsin Taxpayer's alliance.
Way to go Diamond Jim, the Libs and RINO's from Wisconsin.

A 93 Year Old American

From the Green Bay Press Gazette editorial
What has our country come to. What has happened to our society?

Where have all the other Americans like this gone? They've gone to the middle, they've become moderates, their now progressives!
God Bless this fine lady.
Thank You Doris.

Posted April 3, 2008
Guest column:

Observations from a long journey
By Doris E. LaLiberte
I have been watching and listening to the ongoing debates and discussions on the forthcoming election, and I feel a need to make myself heard on some of the issues.
I am a 93-year-old widow, and yes, I am writing this myself without the aid of anyone, and I am of sound mind.
I remember when Social Security went into effect. What we have today is a far cry from what it was designed to be. Politicians, regardless of party, messed with it until it is a hopeless give-away program to noncontributors, noncitizens and criminals.
I had no choice when I joined the work force. I had to contribute. When I married, I still had no choice, but when I retired, I then had a choice: Receive benefits on my own earnings or a percentage of my husband's, whichever was greater.
By that time, my husband had died, so I collected nothing on his despite all his working years. Is that fair?
Perhaps our legislators should have no choice just like the rest of us, and they should become part of the system, if that is what it takes to correct it. I am sure the issue would then be addressed seriously.
I am indignant that my representatives in government voted against making English our national language. My parents were both immigrants — mother from Germany, father from Scotland — and they both learned English because they wanted to be a part of this country.
Today, we have people coming to our country, illegally or legally, and trying to change us. We are forced to provide foreign language in our schools, at our expense, to appease them. Is this right or fair? I think not. If someone doesn't want to become a part of us, he should not be here.
We are told that 84 percent of Americans support the Christian faith, displaying the nativity or other scenes, showing the Ten Commandments in our government places, forbidding prayers in public places and proclaiming ours a Christian nation as our forefathers clearly stated.
Why are our legislators pandering to the 16 percent? What about my feelings?
I asked that of a local merchant who I support regularly, when he said, "Happy holidays" to me and I said, "What happened to 'Merry Christmas'?"
Of course he was afraid of hurting someone's feelings, to which I replied, "What about mine?"
Why is everyone caving into the 16 percent?
I have been listening to excuses about the cost of oil. Has anyone really made an effort to change the situation? It doesn't appear so. I am forced to give up other things to pay the atrocious cost of heating my small home, where I live alone and will continue to do my best to do so.
I do not want to become one of the Medicaid many.
Because I worked and saved money, which I am now drawing very small interest, I am not qualified for help with heating oil or even Homestead Credit. Again, where is the fairness when we honest, working-class people have to sacrifice while our tax money is being doled out to illegals and criminals?
I am irate when I read of our servicemen being prosecuted for "abusing" the very enemy who is trying to annihilate us. Where is our common sense? I lost a brother in World War II, and even that pain is surpassed by what is happening to our servicemen today.
So, I am not impressed with the promises I am hearing. If this country is going to survive, our senators and congressmen are going to have to take responsibility for what is happening. You must stop pandering to big donors. Stop selling us out. And seriously develop a program of honesty and integrity, which is sorely lacking as of now. Listen to the people who put you there; you are supposed to be representing us.
Please let me see some honest, constructive effort to face up to these issues and get this great country back on track, heading in the right direction. If some of the changes do not occur soon, there will be a most decided effort to clean house. Vote each and every incumbent out; and try to replace them with better people.
I am from Niagara, a small town in Northeastern Wisconsin, which has just been dealt a deathblow by New Page Industry. It is sad to see and to realize that we are one small fragment of what is happing to our United States.
And during all of this, I am hard pressed to find something that is not made in China or a multitude of foreign countries — the result of further Washington sellout.
I will be glad to get some response.
Doris E. LaLiberte lives in Niagara.

Interesting Protest

From Yahoo news

The comments came as Kirchner faces her own woes, battling against farmers who have barricaded roads in a protest against a stiff tax hike on soybean exports.

This is from Argentina.
Will people in this country ever protest against higher taxes?

More Sore Losers

From the Greeen Bay Press.
Posted April 3, 2008
Supreme Court race shows need for reform, official says

Doyle, who appointed Butler in 2004, called the race's outcome a tragedy.
Diamond Jim is MAD!
"It is a tragedy that such a fine judge and good human being was trashed during the campaign," Doyle said.

Boo hoo, where's my Kleenex? Hey Jim, isn't Mike Gableman a good human being too?
Some voters said they chose not to cast ballots in the Supreme Court race because of the ads.

Good maybe they were correct not to vote, maybe there were not informed?
"I was a little disgruntled by the ad campaign going on there," said Ginny Sauer, 37, of Wausau. "It turned me off for the whole thing. It is sad. I thought both candidates were not being fair."

Holy cow, they had to go all the way to Wausau? I just wonder how they found this lady for a comment. If your in Madison, why would you call Wausau? Maybe some disgruntled leftie, mad because Butler lost. Maybe a school teacher or a weac members spouse?

Link to article.

Sore Losers

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Sore Losers

From the Green Bay Press
Posted April 2, 2008Editorial:
Election's over; time for some reflection
Tuesday's election results

Gableman wins Supreme Court race
Even though we endorsed his opponent, we never doubted Mike Gableman's character or his skill as a circuit judge. Yes they did, what are they, asking for sympathy? Da, we never doubted? He is the first challenger to unseat a sitting Supreme Court justice in 40 years.
There's no question Wisconsinites deserve better than a bare-knuckles brawl, in which supporters hiding behind the gauzy veil of political action committees seek not to elevate their candidate, but to drag down the opponent. What, huh, if Wisconsinites deserve better, why is the P G graveling for voter sympathy. We should be celebrating the victory of someone who will represent all Wisconsinites wisely, rather than wondering who stood behind the shadowy groups that poured money and mud into a campaign that ought to have been about knowledge and judicial philosophy. How can they celebrate if their guy lost? Now Gableman is wise? How long before they write about the conservative groups supporting Gableman throwing mud into the campaign? Hey, where is the race card? I can't wait to hear them say people in this part of Wisconsin are racist! Wait, a lot of people voted for Barack in Feb. and were hero's, today they voted for a conservative judge and race card will be played. People who play the race card are racist themselves. It was Butlers record that made him lose the election.
Before the election lies too far behind in our rear view mirror, (who's road kill is in the rear view mirror) it would be wise to create a commission (another Doyle commission, what would that do) ( the P G wants to insert "stupid voter" quote again, "we're smarter then you") to examine how to improve the selection of Supreme Court justices. And a wide range of options ought to be considered — gubernatorial appointments, mandatory disclosure of contributors, even public financing. There you go, when a election doesn't go your way, when voters make the right decision, its not fair.
Can you explain what that means? "When it doesn't go your way", it sure went the way I wanted! Obviously the P G is crying in the corner. We need to change the rules because voters are too stupid to make the right decision. "Stupid voters."
This has got to change, and the time to start is now. To the lefty hacks at the Green Bay Press Editorial board, your guy lost so get over it. It shows the people of this area are smarter then the Press Gazette. Good job to the voters of Wisconsin. Why not just admit you picked the wrong guy!

thank you to all the people that voted yesterday.

Editorial board, what a bunch of putzes!

The Real Reason For Gableman

How many times will we hear over and over again.

1) This was the worst, dirtiest, meanest campaign that Wisconsin has ever seen!

2) The people outside of Milwaukee and Madison are all racist.

Libs, get over it , Butler lost , Gableman won.

The Movement Begins

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Link to full text.

The Conservative Party.

Today a new political direction begins in Wisconsin. We the people of Wisconsin have begun to take back our state.

When ever conservative ideas and thoughts are spoken the conservative wins. Moderates or progressives not allowed. You can't win if you slide to the middle or the left.
Let the movement begin!

It's 12:07 a m

The race has been called and Butler won't concede. Why is it that libs are a bunch of sore losers. Both sides put up a good election and when the race is called , it's OVER. You wonder why you lefties are just a bunch of Cry babies!

It should be an interesting day.

To those on the left,
let me get out of your way,
you will not be happy.
Don't self destruct.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

It Looks Like It's Over

12:00 A M
Supreme Court
Mike Gableman 400,310 51%

Louis Butler (inc) 379,556 49%

Congratulations Mike Gableman and to the people of Wisconsin for putting some integrity back into the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Congratulations also to Scott Walker in Milwaukee.

Oconto County

Supreme Court Justice.
10:05 p m
Oconto County 29/29
Butler 1,746 40%
Gableman 2,658 60%

Thank You voters of Oconto County. Could of used more voters but we did good. Well see what the final results will be.

Wow,Is This A Aprils Fools Joke?

Source: Indiana near agreement to make Crean next coach
Updated: April 1, 2008, 5:49 PM ET
Trying to put a tumultuous few months behind it, Indiana University is on the verge of naming a new coach, Tom Crean of Marquette, a source with the school told's Andy Katz on Tuesday.
The Hoosiers have to hope that the hiring goes more smoothly than the awkward parting with former coach Kelvin Sampson.
Indiana is awaiting a letter of agreement from Crean before a deal is finalized, and a tentative news conference has been scheduled for Wednesday to make an announcement.


This Should Be Good

How did I ever miss this? Not sure if any outcome has come from this yet.
Posted March 1, 2008
Union tests interest of casino employees
Court decision allows tribal workers to unionize

Malavika Jagannathan
A local service union will gauge interest from casino workers statewide to unionize.
"We're looking to see if there's any interest in the workers organizing at their workplace," said Beth Kirchman, a business representative with Local 662 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union. "If they are interested,
we'll be working with them, helping them organize."

Surprise, surprise, this should be interesting. How strong is the Oneida Tribe of Indians, how strong is the union? First you have the fight in the dem party for president now the union wants to organise in the tribal casinos. Where is Diamond Jim standing on this issue. I guess he is adding up on who gave more to his campaign! My money is on the casino's. The union is taking the Native Americans for a ride! Who is going to ride, who is going to walk?
As Artie Johnson would say "Very Interesting".

Oil that is, Black Gold, Texas Tea

Thanks Lance at Badger Blog Alliance

Bakken Oil Production
Increasing Interest in the Bakken's Production...
and a Substantial Opportunity for Investors
By Keith Kohl

Link to full article

"Load en up the truck and move from Tennessee"

"Oil that , swimmen pools, movie stars"

"You all come back now, ya hear"

Tuesday Funny

How fitting this joke came to me via e mail on election day . Thanks Dave

Farmer Joe decided his injuries from his recent accident were serious enough to take the trucking company responsible for the accident to court. In court, the trucking company's fancy lawyer was questioning farmer Joe.
"Didn't you say, at the scene of the accident, that you were fine?"
''Well, I'll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favorite mule Bessie into the--"
''I didn't ask for any details,'' the lawyer interrupted. ''Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, that you were fine?"
''Well I had just got Bessie into the trailer and was driving down the road--''
''Judge, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman on the scene that he was just fine. Now several weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question.'' By this time the Judge was fairly interested in Farmer Joe's answer and told the lawyer so.
''Well," said the farmer, "as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favorite mule, into the trailer and was driving her down the highway when this huge semi-truck and trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting real bad and didn't want to move. However, I could hear ol' Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans.

Shortly after the accident a Highway Patrolman came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes. Then the Patrolman came across the road with his gun in his hand and looked at me. He said, 'Your mule was in such bad shape I had to shoot her. How are you feeling?'"


....................................General Vo Nguyen Giap.
Anyone surprised?......................................................especially meaningful for Veterans of the Viet-Nam Era

General Giap was a brilliant, highly respected leader of the North Vietnam military. The following quote is from his memoirs currently found in the Vietnam war memorial in Hanoi:
"What we still don't understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender!
It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it.
But we were elated to notice your media was definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!"
General Giap has published his memoirs and confirmed what most Americans knew. The Vietnam war was not lost in Vietnam -- it was lost at home.
The exact same slippery slope, sponsored by the US media, is currently well underway. It exposes the enormous power of a biased media to cut out the heart and will of the American public.
A truism worthy of note:
Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media far more, for they will destroy your honor.

From Dave Via E mail.

Monday, March 31, 2008

OK, OK, Son # 1

I guess I have to say something about todays game or i'll never hear the end of it.

From JSOnlineBrewers 4, Cubs 3 (10 innings)
Posted: March 31, 2008Chicago - The start of the Cubs' 100th season since winning the World Series ended like so many seasons at Wrigley Field - with a loss.

I like the Brewers but am siding with my Dodger Blue this year.
Go Joe T!

Please Help-Have Some Wine

The Community Healthcare Foundation for Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls will host the Spring Fling 2008 — a wine, beer, and cheese tasting with live entertainment by the band Moonlight — on Friday at the Black Bear Trail Golf Club in Suring.

The Community Healthcare Foundation provides funding and support for Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. Community Healthcare Foundation volunteers raise funds to support the mission at Community Memorial Hospital, provide health-care education scholarships, and support capital equipment needs to enhance the medical services available at Community Memorial Hospital.

This year the proceeds from the event will be used to purchase Automatic External Defibrillators for the primary care clinics in Abrams, Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring.
— Oconto County Reporter

Vote Tuesday in Wisconsin

My polling place is the Town of Underhill.

7:00 a m to 8:00 p m

My vote for tomorrow.

Yes on Frankenstein Veto- Diamond Jim screwed us this past budget so we need a yes to stop him.
Mike Gableman - Yes- Do we want a liberal Gov. liberal senate, a liberal Wis. Supreme court, and then a liberal Assembly this fall , all will be lost. We need to change the Wisconsin Supreme court to the right.
Brock and Mohr for school board. Kevin Kallies has a point about extra school activities, but he hasn't told me about any cuts to save extra activities.It seems to be a double edge sword. On one side, can you keep extra activities if you can't afford them? Or the old shell game, threaten to cut extra activities if you don't raise taxes! If Kevin would of said, "keep extra activities along with cuts in over spending in the district".

Like get rid of K- 4 education. Get rid of the principal in the elementary school or how about start talks about consolidation of Suring and Gillett. If he would of given me some hope on cutting spending and keeping extra activities then he would of gotten my vote. I thought I read that the Gillett school board cut back there pay. I guess they know they have problems but they need to make some hard decisions. I'll keep the status quo. If I hear different then I would consider dropping Mr. Brock. Some say he's been there too long.

Not sure if there will be anything else on the ballot.
Need to find out why our township did not have a sample ballot in the newspaper. I will find out.


From the Appleton Post Crescent. No I did not go to read the Past Crescent, a link was sent to me by Google news alerts.

Just sick and tired of payola, earmarks, bridge to no where, grants to find the sex of flies in Havana, and on and on. Thats all you need to read is"votes are bought!"

While it's true that they are small, those earmarks are the currency by which votes are bought in order to pass the really big larger bills," Roth said,
citing the close House vote in 2003 to create
a Medicare prescription drug plan.

When will people learn? Not soon I presume!

Town of Underhill Artesian Well

No this is not the well at School road and Kelly road but you catch my drift, it's the water stupid.

If you go to vote in the Town of Underhill on April 1, 2008 you will find this questioner at our local precinct voting station. That sounded cool, sorry we only have one place to vote in the township. Thats a joke to you prudes, ha, ha.

The town will ask voters on Tuesday their opinion on the artesian well.

Informal Opinion Poll Concerning: Artesian well on the corner of School and Kelly roads

April 1, 2008

Circle One Yes No

In the past have you or your family stopped at the artesian well for water? Yes No

Are you in favor of having the artesian well re-drilled for public use? (estimated cost $5,000) Yes or No

If the artesian well were to be re-drilled, how should the costs be paid? (You may check more than one.)

___ Town of Underhill

___ Fundraisers by local organizations

___ Private donations

___ Other ______________________________________

Other comments:__________________________

My answers to survey,




Private donations

other, state or federal grants, turn it into a historical marker.

The well is a part of history to a lot of good people in this area. I do not want to spend tax dollars on it but I think we can get people to contribute to it to get it back to its original part of history.

Scare Tactics

From The Green Bay Press.
Why even print an article,to scare people? It's March 31, we have snow on the ground, Did any farmer plant corn yet? Write the article after the planting of corn is completed.

How many times do they use "could" or "expected" in this article? Answer 13 times. How dumb does the Associated Press think people are? I guess pretty dumb!

Posted March 31, 2008

Less corn planted could cost you more
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Farmers are expected to plant less corn this year, according to the Department of Agriculture, and that could mean higher bills at the grocery store

I like the last sentence.

“We’re going to have to wait until we go through the spring
planting season,” he said.

Really????????????????????? Oh no, the sky is falling!!!

Update 5:11 p m , stupid me, look how much less the gov. will save by not paying subsidies. I guess there is a positve.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Appleton Post Crescent

I have done many things in my life that has been new and different.

I have got involved in politics which at age 50 was long overdue.

I started a blog when I thought it would be something next to impossible!

I quit smoking which quiting cold turkey is a again next to impossible!

But trying to look at the "NEW" Appleton Post Crescent is just too much to take!

Who in the right mind would take the Past Crescent on the web to such a low piece of garbage . If they are in the process of revamping their web site, I will wait for them to finish. If what they have now is their finished product, they can have it.

Who ever got paid to revamp the web site must of been like a harlot on the corner. The P C got used, somebody needs to take a shower, they must feel dirty for taking their money! I really don't need to sit there and try to ponder , " where is the news? How do I find anything on this web site. If I want to blog , I will go to my own or to the blog sphere. If I want to set up an event for my calender , I will go to Google calender. Why is it on a newspaper web site? Where do I find the news?

Do they know what KISS means?


Bring back the old format where at least people can find links.

I am now on record,

the new Appleton Post Crescent stinks! Sorry, I was going to use another word but I am trying to be nice.

Since I now can take The PC off my favorite list , I will have more time to find better quality newspaper web sites.

What a travesty.
From the Appleton Post Crescent.

Whether affected voters understand what's at stake and turn out at the polls to weigh in on the issues remains to be seen.
But Dale Knapp, of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, is confident about one thing. He predicts that those who don't vote Tuesday will be among the first to complain when they perceive that local officials aren't doing as they wish.
"It's the same thing with property taxes," he said. "We hear from people in December and January when the property taxes have gone up, but that's not the time to worry about it.
"The time to worry about those things is when they're setting their budgets in the summer and fall." Johnson, the political scientist at UW-Green Bay, said: "It's unfortunate. By the time you have a problem, it's too late. We find this all the time. People (complain), 'I don't want that bridge there. I don't want the road there.' You had your public opportunity months ago to speak out on these things, but people don't pay attention."

How true this is and why doesn't the MSM talk about this more?

Same reason they are toties for the left.

Slow News Day

It's 8:15 a m, reading my morning papers online for that last two hours. Nothing really interesting until I ask my daughter,. I thought Brad Pitt and Angelina Joile were married?

"No they're not",

to which I say , "they are now".

Star Exclusive:
They Did It! Brad & Angelina Tie The Knot!

She says's he's a cheater!


"Because he was messing around while being
with Jennifer Aniston."

As you can tell it must be a slow news day if I blog about this.

Good grief Paul, Get dressed and go to church!
Maybe Father Dave in Keshena will give me some motivation, he always has a good sermon.