Saturday, May 24, 2008

Gillett Baseball

I know this late but took me a while to find it.

Gillett 7, Peshtigo 2

PESHTIGO — The sixth-seeded Tigers were outhit 10-3 but used a four-run third inning to upset the third-seeded Bulldogs.

Gillett 004 120 0 — 7 3

Peshtigo 001 010 0 — 2 10

WP: Joe Socha. LP: Chad Mylener. Leading hitters: P — Eric Grom 3x4; Bobby Walters 3x4; Sean Finger 2x4.

Good Job, Socha and to all on the Gillett Tiger baseball team.

Next Game 4:30 Tuesday at Brillion.

Way over my head

Holy cow, modern technology, look out world,

I'm now working with scribe fire , Word press and now using Mozilla Firefox. Way over my head right now. I'm just a simple man but this guy named Todd keeps pushing me forward. Thanks Todd for your help. Link

What will happen next, who knows.

Everyone, enjoy your family and friends and do not forget our veterans and all that are serving our country.

God Bless them all.

Memorial Day

From the NCRP

In November of 1863, in the middle of the Civil War, President Lincoln after a great battle took time to dedicate the battlefield to the fallen soldiers. In a short speech that would later come to be known as the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln delivered these words:

“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

We take heart, even on this day of reverence, that though we have lost many in the great history of this republic in service to the nation, their memory will never be forgotten. Their devotion to God and country lives on and reminds us that a new birth of freedom is a promise still possible.

Let us not forget our heros

Friday, May 23, 2008

Want Some Candy

Farm bill passes. From the Green Bay Press Gazette.
Just like a youngster at a candy store! They can almost pee their pants in front of all that candy (money)!

House revives farm bill — maybe

Wisconsin Reps. Tammy Baldwin, Steve Kagen and Dave Obey voted with the majority in the 316-108 vote to override the veto.

Reps. Gwen Moore, Ron Kind, Tom Petri, Paul Ryan and James Sensenbrenner voted to uphold the veto.

Some of these people vote for lawsuits for OPEC. and then vote against farmers. What gives?

Kind and Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., launched an unsuccessful effort to persuade lawmakers to let the farm bill veto stand. For more than a year, Kind, D-La Crosse, has pushed for tougher income limits for eligibility for subsidies and more money for conservation and other farm bill programs.

“Someone needs to stand here and speak for the taxpayer,” Kind said.

Is Ron Kind a RINO? Wow, didn't think so but sure sounds conservitive. What is Ron Kind a blue dog?

Then there is Steve Kagen .

Kagen, D-Appleton, a House Agriculture member, said he was proud of the legislation.

“I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with Republicans and Democrats in this effort, and proud of what it will mean for our farm families — and proud that we were able to pass the farm bill despite the president’s efforts to lead us in the wrong direction,” Kagen said shortly after the vote.

Oh boy, still clueless! Doesn't it seems Kagen has a ear jack in his ear at all times. Nancy P directs his every move, his every word, oh boy!

PSST, Don' Tell Anyone

Dam it, it's not suppose to go good in Iraq. What the heck are they doing over there?

Tribe helps al-Maliki win control of south
Rowan Scarborough
Of all the tactical moves Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made in March to wrest control of southern Iraq from Shi'ite extremists, none was more important than his government's meetings with tribal sheiks.

Behind the scenes, as his troops fought street by street to gain control of the city of Basra, Mr. al-Maliki reached out to Bani Tamim.

Of all the tactical moves Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki made in March to wrest control of southern Iraq from Shi'ite extremists, none was more important than his government's meetings with tribal sheiks.

"The past year's progress appears to have validated such an approach. Indeed, Prime Minister Maliki has reached out to tribal leaders repeatedly in efforts to help make them part of the solutions he has sought to forge in Iraq."

Link to Washington Times

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Farm Bill Gaffe

They keep telling us they know what they are doing, huh!

After gaffe, Democrats planning to redo farm bill Thursday May 22, 5:15 am ET By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Writer
After printing gaffe, Democrats planning to redo $290 billion farm bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are picking up the pieces after an embarrassing technical gaffe that delayed a triumphant rejection of President Bush's veto of a massive farm bill.
Members from both parties hoped to bring the $290 billion bill, which includes election-year subsidies for farmers and food stamps for the poor, back to their districts over Memorial Day. But that is looking less likely now that the legislation will have to be passed all over again due to a printing error.

Link from YAHOO and AP

Pork, pork, pork

Come on Guys, It's Not Fair

From JSOnline
Is this a senator or a wimpy cry baby? Gutless, wimpy, liberals. Give that man a Kleenex. Sometimes you just have to tell people you are not from Wisconsin.

Such comments did little to satisfy outraged lawmakers.

"Consumers are angry, and they have every right to be," said Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.). "You're making more money than ever. It doesn't seem fair, guys. It just doesn't seem fair."


Poker Face

From Shoebox over at No Runny Eggs. The chart really makes you think.

Why are Oil Prices Increasing

The worse thing a beginning poker player can do is let their emotions get the better of them and bet irrationally hoping that that will improve the situation. The US has shown that trait with their multiple demands to Saudi Arabia for increased oil production as well as Congress’s passage of a
bill that would allow it to sue OPEC for price setting and limiting supplies. Both of these are clearly actions of a frustrated player who sees no good options in their current hand.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Holy Cow $135.04 a barrel

Thank you Steve Kagen.

What more can I say?

Oil Rises Above $135 After U.S. Crude, Gasoline Supply Decline
By Christian Schmollinger
May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil rose to a record above $135 a barrel in New York on concerns of insufficient supply after a government report showed U.S. stockpiles unexpectedly dropped.
Crude oil for July delivery rose as much as $1.87, or 1.4 percent, to $135.04 a barrel in after-hours trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was at $134.87 a barrel at 9:15 a.m. Singapore time.

Link to the good news

$135.00 Barrel

My prediction and I hope I am wrong today is that oil will climb over $135.00 barrel and and wholesale gasoline prices will climb over 3.45 gal.

HR 6074 passes house.

Texas Oil Analyst Says OPEC Vote Flawed 5/20/2008 Newsroom

Today's 324-84 vote by Congress to allow a lawsuit against OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, sets up the ability for U.S. Antitrust-style court action to be taken. "It will work against, rather than for the interest of oil consumers.
It's a wrong move," says Bob Tippee, Editor of Oil & Gas Journal. "I think it's more of the silly policy-making we see in Washington D.C. these days." The bill means OPEC oil producers, including Venezuela, Iran and Saudi Arabia would be
subject to the same antitrust laws U.S. companies follow. "It shows a gross misunderstanding of the oil market and OPEC's role in it. It sets up a false
dragon display," Tippee argues. "The supposition is that OPEC is producing far less than it could be producing, and that is blatantly false." The bill's
sponsor, Congressman Steve Kagen (D-Wisconsin), tells Reuters, and Yahoo news, it "guarantees oil prices will reflect supply and demand
economic rules, instead of wildly speculative and perhaps illegal activities."
The U.S. Senate would still have to approve the measure. Link

How many from the Wisconsin House delegation voted against this bill? My take was 0. Even the republicans voted for this? Come On!

We shall see later this afternoon what the price of oil and gas will be.