Saturday, June 21, 2008

Joke Of The Day

Since I'm almost 51and consider myself an old man I thought I would pass this e mail from Wayne. He is a good friend that I haven't seen in a while but will always be a good friend.

An elderly man in Florida had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice -- picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some orange and
tangerine trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.

He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, 'We're not coming out until you leave!'

The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.' Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator.'

Some old men can still think fast!!!!

Sheboygan Katrina

This past Thursday I was driving to Milwaukee and listening to Jerry Bader on WTAQ, GREAT show I may say. Give Jerry a listen when you can.

At the 9:30 news break I heard a report that someone in Sheboygan was begging people to call authorities and tell them how much damage they had from the recent flooding.

It struck me it was just some county official ( not sure who it was) wanting to get a piece of the federal money pie! I don't know, the more damage the more money for the county. Can you just hear the giant sucking sound?

It also struck me a lot of people in the Sheboygan area are just taking care of their damage by themselves and not crying and screaming for government handouts.

The people of Sheboygan are not Katrina victims. Don't get me wrong , government is there to help when help is needed. But to go out and beg for damage amounts.

Come on Sheboygan officials, I know you have problems with judges but this is a little over the top.

To the people of Sheboygan who are not crying, not begging, who are working together with their neighbors and getting the job done on their own, who are taking care of themselves.

I commend you.

To the silent and hard working people of Sheboygan, good for you!

You are not Katrina Victims.

Russ, You Can Come Home Now

From the Green Bay Press
"Senator responds to ANWR drilling

June 20, 2008" Senator responds to ANWR drilling | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

WASHINGTON, D.C. — I write in response to a letter that called for drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We need to find ways to meet our nation's energy needs, but drilling in the Refuge isn't the answer.Drilling in the Refuge would only decrease gas prices by a penny when the Refuge is at its highest rate of production. The Department of Energy even released a report stating oil production in the Refuge "is not projected to have a large impact on world oil prices" and may save only 75 cents per barrel (currently, oil is topping $130 per barrel).

We need to move past this divisive debate and develop a strategy that protects our national security, economy and environment. We must encourage energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy like biofuels and solar power. With my support, Congress enacted an energy bill setting our country's energy policy on this path. It raises Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for vehicles, supports advanced biofuels, and increases energy efficiency standards for lighting, appliances and government buildings. I also supported efforts to address high energy prices by preventing the administration from continuing to buy up oil from our nation's nearly full petroleum reserve.

U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Middleton

Russ says the drilling debate is a divisive debate?
What planet is he on? Almost 70 % of Americans want us to drill for our own oil and Russ sticks his finger to the people of Wisconsin. How could people have voted for this guy?

People of Wisconsin, how long will you put up with Russ Feingold?

It's your Money!

Gasoline is close to $4.00 gal.

It sure would be nice if some conservative runs against Russ next time. You just have to bring up 08 gas prices and it's a lock! Russ does too much harm in Washington. His mother should call him back home!

Bellevue Wis, Gasoline Prices Under Steve Kagen

People of the Bellevue Wis.

How much more will you pay for gasoline with Steve Kagen as your 8th district Congressman?

Today.................3.92 Shell
One Month Ago...3.87
One Year Ago......3.07
Link to Gas Buddy

The month Steve Kagen became our 8th district Congressman,
January of 2007, gasoline prices in Wisconsin were as low as $1.95 gal.

Link to Jan 2007 gas posting

Wholesale Crude Oil - $53.18 Barrel
Wholesale Gasoline - $1.4320
Wholesale Crude Oil - $135.36 Barrel.......up 82.18 a barrel
Wholesale Gasoline - 3.4392 Gal.............up 2.01 gal.

Link to Wholesale prices.

Congressman Steve Kagen is not looking out for the people of the 8th district!

How much more can you afford? It's your money!

It's time to send Steve Kagen back to private practice!

Something Smells

From Bruce at Badger Blogger

Just in time to kick off this weekend’s Lakefront Festival of Arts, too. Awesome!

MMSD Executive Director Kevin Shafer tells the Journal/Sentinel:

“This month’s overflows of combined sanitary and storm sewers in central Milwaukee and eastern Shorewood poured 2.9 billion gallons of untreated sewage and water into local rivers and Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District said today.

This was the largest combined sewer overflow since the district’s deep tunnel opened in 1994.”

Whether you’re cleaning it up from your basement floor, or inhaling it at Summerfest in a few weeks, you won’t be able to get away from it. The poop is everywhere.
Bruce J Redenz" Badger Blogger » Blog Archive » MMSD: The Clean Water People

It's only 2.9 Mil gals! What would happen if I spilled a qt of oil on my grass( by accident of course)?I would have the book thrown at me. What kind of fine will MMSD get for doing their big dump? $250.00 probably!

One Million Plus

An e mail from Newt

Dear Paul
I have some exciting news to share with you. Because of your hard work and support we reached one million signatures on the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" petition.

Your voice and the voice of one million Americans is truly making a difference in shaping the national debate.

Just this week, President George Bush, Senator John McCain, and Florida Governor Charlie Crist all called for lifting the federal ban on offshore drilling. And U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland has started a pledge in the U.S. House in support of American oil production that has been signed by 126 members of Congress.

Now, we need your help to reach our next goal: 3 million signatures by the Democratic and Republican national conventions this fall. I hope you will go online today and make a special contribution of $10 or more to receive your own "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" bumper sticker to help us grow the movement.

I also hope you'll forward this message to 5 friends and encourage them to sign the petition.

Thank you for supporting this movement of one million Americans demanding real solutions to our energy challenges.

Your friend,

Newt Gingrich
General Chairman
American Solutions

Link to Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less

One million signatures, Spread the word.

Friday, June 20, 2008

And People Voted For This Guy

From Patrick at Badger Blogger

Embarrassing! So people voted for this guy because he owns the Bucks!

"Herb Kohl — Nobody’s Senator…

Yet again this year, Wisconsin Senator Herb “nobody’s senator but yours” Kohl, will be sponsoring a booth at the Wisconsin State Fair, that will give away free milk, since Wisconsin is the Dairy State… And for the second year in a row, the milk will be provided by Kemps, the dairy based in Wisco… St. Paul Minnesota?

Way to go Herb, keep proving to us that you truly are, Nobody’s Senator, at least not the senator that would support a Wisconsin based dairy, but what should we expect from a Wisconsin senator that owns his ranch in Wyoming instead of the state he represents.

h/t: Mark Belling
Patrick Dorwin, owner of" Badger Blogger » Blog Archive » Herb Kohl — Nobody’s Senator…

I know when everyone goes to state fair this year there will be a booth from Wisconsin with products made in Wisconsin. Go see the Patrick Cudahy booth. I know you will enjoy it!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

U S S R Still Alive and Well

Communism is alive and well in the United States.
From Shoebox at No Runny Eggs

"House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries
Wednesday, Jun. 18 2008

Urgent: House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries

Per Pergram-Capitol Hill

House Democrats responded to President's Bush's call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling. This was at an on-camera press conference fed back live.

Among other things, the Democrats called for the government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply.

They also reasserted that the reason the Appropriations Committee markup (where the vote on the amendment to lift the ban) was cancelled so they could focus on preparing the supplemental Iraq spending bill for tomorrow.

At an off-camera briefing, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the same. And a senior Republican House Appropriations Committee aide adds that "there were multiple reasons for the postponement" including discussion on the supplemental. But the aide said there was the thought that Democrats may wish to avoid a debate today on energy amendments.

Here are the highlights from briefing

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), member of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most-ardent opponents of off-shore drilling


We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market."

Breaking News | Latest News | Current News -

Our comrades in arms in the democratic party want to take over refineries. If Hugo in Venezuela can do it, why can't we? Back in the sixties did they solve the poverty problem.? Is social security solvent? Do we have cheep oil and gasoline prices today with the left running this country? They are going to regulate the flow of gasoline? Sure they will with mass transit.

When will people wake up, If this doesn't stop, the left will turn this country into their own, "USSR". Too bad they don't teach real history in school. The children have no concept of the evil empire.

It starts at the grass roots level, be vigilant on your local officials, they are the first ones that control
your life, Be vigilant to your state officials , they vote your needs and worries through state government.

The presidential election is important but with out the local and state the prez. can't work. Gridlock on the dem side the last eight years and I will say some greedy RINO's didn't help mattersr. Gridlock gave us $4.00 gal gasoline.

No matter the party, we need to throw the bums out.

"When ever conservative ideas are tried , they always succeed and they always win",Rush L

Gillett Runner 39th

"Area Runners Among 15,000 At Bellin Event
The 10-kilometer Bellin Run in Green Bay has turned into quite the spectacle.

In fact, it became one of the country’s biggest running events with over 15,000 participants this past weekend.

The area was well represented on Saturday, as men and women and children of all ages took part on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

One of the best area finishes came from Lena native Jenny Graef, who was seventh out of all women participating with a time of 38:31.

Crivitz’ Laura Ankrum was 11th with a time of 39:56, while Julie Graef of Lena (21st, 41:05) and Darlene Rhode of Coleman (42nd, 42:57) were also in the top 50.

The leading area man was Ryan Hartwig, a Peshtigo native, who was 30th with a time of 34:37. Jason Soper of Gillett was 39th at 35:35, while Marinette’s Luke Karban was 45th at an even 36 minutes." Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

Good job Jason.
I can't even walk to the mail box without getting tired.
Hats off to all the runners that made the Bellin run a success.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Clueless / Embarrassing.

"Lawmaker says global effort needed on oil markets

Post-Crescent Washington bureau • June 18, 2008" Lawmaker says global effort needed on oil markets | | Appleton Post-Crescent
WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Petri is calling on Congress to send the Bush administration and the international community this message: Work out new rules to police overseas oil speculators.Petri, R-Fond du Lac, filed his "sense of the House" resolution Tuesday. The measure, if passed, would not have the force of law.

He tells Bush to do something, didn't our guy Steve just sponcer a bill to sue OPEC? Oh sorry, just grandstanding, "the measure, if passed, would not have the force of law." Then why bring it up?
Congress is scrutinizing the energy futures markets for their role in boosting crude oil prices to record levels. House and Senate committees have held hearings on the issue with Democrats being the most vocal critics of oil traders.

Are not the dems always the most vocal critics? Blow hards!

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently announced it would require foreign exchanges to adopt tougher rules for dealing with transactions involving U.S. crude oil. But the agency's reach is limited and there are unregulated over-the-counter markets to which oil traders could move.

Petri said he worries that speculators would move to such overseas markets to escape any new federal laws or U.S. regulations That's why his resolution urges the United States "to lead a global diplomatic initiative" to adopt international standards to substantially increase the amount of capital or margin payment traders must put up when they buy a contract.

Worried speculaters would go overseas? They will go overseas because no other country in the world screws people as much as the left. All the federal and union retirement accounts must not be in oil, oil companies or oil trading. Go ahead pass more laws, take em down and and when the gov. workers loose their butt on their retirement, what will you tell them? It's Bush's fault? Ahhh, he will be gone next year!

Petri has a handful of cosponsors for the resolution, including Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton. Kagen believes pension funds and other major investors in the energy futures market have helped to drive up crude oil prices.

So union pension funds drove up the price of oil? You see how clueless these guys are? This is unbelievable!

But Kagen said Congress has to be careful about any action it takes because lawmakers don't "want to chase investment overseas."

Oh really, what does he think they are going to do, roll over!

Simply clueless.

Simply embarrassing.

John Gard on Gasoline Prices

67% of Americans Want Immediate Relief at the Gas Pump

The number of Americans now supporting offshore drilling has soared to 67%, according to a poll released by Rasmussen. Yet, last week Steve Kagen voted -- for the 8th time since he has been in office -- to keep the government-imposed barriers that prevent us from tapping into the vast supply of American oil. In fact, last weekend he even campaigned with another Congressman, Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) who, while speaking about gas prices said “we needed these higher prices to force us to change our ways.” John couldn’t disagree more with Reps. Kagen or Peterson. John issued the following comments in response to Rep. Peterson’s statement.

“To say that skyrocketing gas prices are ‘needed’ shows just how out of touch Congressman Kagen and his allies in Washington are on this issue. Because of high prices at the pump, family budgets are being squeezed and American jobs are being endangered. Too many Americans are paying the price for the lack of action from Congress on this issue.

We need new leadership in Congress that understands the real problems being faced by real people. Right now, there are too many Congressmen that defend the status quo and want to keep us reliant on foreign countries for our oil. That’s why I offered my plan to lower gas prices by removing government-imposed barriers to American oil production.

Congressman Peterson’s belief that high gas prices are ‘needed’ are reflected in his and Kagen’s voting record. Steve Kagen has now voted 8 times to prevent oil drilling on American assets. I’ll vote differently because I know that the people of Northeast Wisconsin have had enough and they want leaders who will work to find solutions, not stand in the way.”

People cannot keep paying high gasoline prices and still think Steve Kagen is doing his job! He is not taking care of the people of the 8th district in Washington. Kagen thinks 67% of Americans are complete idiots.

Besides gasoline, how much more are people paying for eggs, bread, meat, diapers, bath tissue? Kagen says he fighting for his voters. Does he really know what they pay for everyday items they purchase. He has no clue!

I should at least give Steve Kagen credit for not changing in the last year and half. He started Congress with out a clue and as we see again today has not changed, still clueless.

I can only feel sorry for his staff that is still with him. They must be going through hell, I feel for them.

It's time for Steve Kagen to go back to private practice.

Kagen To The 8th District, Your Not Paying Enough

Link to Wisconsin Radio Network

Congressman Steve Kagen raised his middle finger to the people of the 8th district!

Kagen doesn't buy Bush's oil rig plan
Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 12:44 PM
By Brian Moon

Congressman Steve Kagen (D- Appleton) calls the Bush administration's energy plan, "drilling and burning, drilling and burning." The President called on Congress Wednesday to lift the ban on off shore domestic drilling.

While speaking to reporters, Kagen says oil firms aren't even using what land they have now. He claims oil companies have tapped only 12 million acres of the 80 million that has been leased to them.

Some Republicans including John Gard, whose challenging Kagen, assert that China is drilling near Florida in Cuban waters. The claim, often disputed, essentially warns unfriendly foreign governments are getting to the resource before American companies do.

Sure, sure let the Chinese drill off of Florida, but not us!
"I'm not excited about what foreign countries are doing. I don't represent China or Cuba. I represent the hard working people of Northeast Wisconsin and I'm working very hard every day to guarantee that their money is more valuable so it can go further in their economy."

He says,"I'm not excited about what foreign countries are doing". Why did he bring up a bill to sue OPEC, He hates the oil cartels and the oil companies but China and Cuba, their O K, it's no big deal. The guy is in love with CUBA!

Did you people of Wisconsin hear that. He doesn't care about CHINA!

Is this guy out of touch with his voters back home or what! He also says "working very hard every day to guarantee that their money is more valuable?" Their are no guarantee's in this world. He promises "earmarks" sorry he calls them "investments" and will not drill to reduce our dependency on foreign oil! How can the people of northeastern Wisconsin's money be more valuable if they are paying $2.00 a gal more for gasoline since he took office!

The Appleton Democrat believes other energy sources like wind, solar and nuclear need to be fully utilized.

Wind power, solar? How long does he want us to wait to get cheaper energy? How long will people put up with a guy that embraces the environmental movement? We all care about where we live but how long are we going to get SCREWED by the left?

Steve Kagen doesn't care you pay more for gasoline, more for diesel, more for food, more for cloths for your children. From Washington he faced the northwest and stuck his middle finger up to the people of the 8th district of Wisconsin.

I say it again, in January of 2007 gasoline prices were between 1.95 and 2.29 a gal depending where you live when Steve Kagen took office!

With his finger in the air he said to the people of,
Green Bay $3.92 gal for gas is not enough, no big deal.
De Pere $3.92 a gal is not enough, no big deal.
Algoma $3.93 a gal is not enough, no big deal.
Sturgeon Bay $3.99 is not enough, no big deal.
Marinette $3.91 is not enough, no big deal.
Little Chute $ 3.94 is not enough, no big deal.

We need to send Steve Kagen back to private practice.

Why not call him and tell him to DRILL HERE, and DRILL NOW!
Washington DC Office:

Honorable Steve Kagen M.D.
1232 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515
ph: (202) 225-5665
fx: (202) 225-5729

District Office

Honorable Steve Kagen M.D.
700 E.Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
ph: (920) 437-1954
fx: (920) 437-1978

333 West College Ave.
Radisson Paper Valley
Appleton, WI 54911
ph: (920) 380-0061
fx: (920) 380-0051

Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

From the floor of the House.



On Wednesday, the House will convene at 9:30 a.m. and recess immediately until 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. Fifteen One Minutes per side. LAST VOTE: 4:00 P.M.

Possible Consideration of H.R. 5781 - Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2008 (Rep. Maloney – Government and Oversight Reform) (Subject to a Rule)

Nothing like controlling spending.
To the taxpayers of this country, when is enough ,enough?
The day will come when they will try to mandate private business!
To the voters of this country, you get what you vote for.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Great Bird

From the Berry Lake Property Owners Association secretary.

Such a GREAT symbol of this country. It lived a long life.
Let's hope our country can live longer too. We shall find out in November.

"Eagle found dead near Sayner banded as eaglet in 1977

SAYNER, Wis. – The body of what is likely the oldest documented American bald eagle in the upper Midwest was recently found near its nest on an island of a Vilas County lake.

The carcass of the 31-year-old adult female eagle was recovered May 16 on Razorback Lake just north of the village of Sayner. The eagle had a leg band, which Ron Eckstein, a wildlife biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was able to trace back to 1977 through the federal Bird Banding Laboratory at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.

“It is very rare to encounter an eagle that is documented to be this old,” Eckstein said. “Eagles can live long lives and banding studies in Wisconsin and Michigan have documented a very small number of eagles living 25 to 30 years.”

While the cause of death has not been determined, Eckstein said there were no signs of a struggle or any injury marks on the bird.

The eagle was banded on June 25, 1977 by Sergej Postupalsky, who has coordinated extensive eagle banding efforts in Michigan and Wisconsin for many years. It was one of three eaglets in a nest located a quarter mile north of the Wisconsin-Michigan border in the Ottawa National Forest’s Sylvania Wilderness Area. That nest still remains active in a large white pine in the wilderness area.

A DNR fisheries crew conducting an inventory of Razorback Lake in May reported seeing an eagle carcass on the shore of the island. Eckstein recovered the eagle carcass so it could be sent to the DNR wildlife health team at Madison for a necropsy to try to determine the cause of death. After the necropsy, the carcass will be sent to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service so feathers can be distributed to Native Americans.

The bird’s mate or any young it may have been nesting on could not be found. Eagles usually mate for life and should one die the remaining eagle leaves and searches for another partner. Each spring eagle nesting pairs can produce from one to three young.

Wisconsin currently has about 1,200 breeding pairs of eagles. This is up drastically from the 82 pair first counted in a 1970 survey. While it has been taken off the Endangered and Threatened species list, the bald eagle remains protected by state law as a species of special concern, and by the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. DNR biologists continue to monitor eagle nests and people who observe new eagle nests should report the location to a local DNR wildlife biologist." Weekly News Article -

Hummmm Denver 2

"Black Hawk helicopters rattle downtown
'Routine' activity part of training for war on terror
By Tillie Fong, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Originally published 12:05 a.m., June 17, 2008
Updated 09:55 a.m., June 17, 2008" Black Hawk helicopters rattle downtown : Local News : The Rocky Mountain News
Black Hawk helicopters buzzed downtown Denver and other neighborhoods Monday evening in a training exercise to prepare for a possible terrorist attack.

The flights had people all over town calling authorities to find out what was going on.

"It's nothing more than Special Operations Command training with local authorities," said Lt. Nathan Potter, with Special Operations Command, which has authority over special forces from all branches of the military.

Potter would not say which branch of the military was flying the choppers over Denver.

The training has nothing to do with preparations for the Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Denver in August, Potter said.

"It's routine preparation for the global war on terrorism," he said.

Was that Bush and Cheney flying over Denver? Those guys are really evil!

DNC delegates, please pick up your tin hats at all doors entering the convention floor.

The mother ship is warning all delegates, please keep your tin hats on at all times at the convention.

Shawano Wis, Gasoline Prices Under Steve Kagen

People of Shawano Wis.

How much more will you pay for gasoline with Steve Kagen as your 8th district Congressman?

Today.................3.93 Shell HWY 29
One Month Ago...3.83
One Year Ago......3.06
Link to Gas Buddy

The month Steve Kagen became our 8th district Congressman,
January of 2007, gasoline prices in Wisconsin were as low as $1.95 gal.

Link to Jan 2007 gas posting

Wholesale Crude Oil - $53.18 Barrel
Wholesale Gasoline - $1.4320
Wholesale Crude Oil - $134.01 Barrel.......up 80.83 a barrel
Wholesale Gasoline - 3.4179 Gal.............up 1.99 gal.

Link to Wholesale prices.

Congressman Steve Kagen is not looking out for the people of the 8th district!

How much more can you afford? It's your money!

It's time to send Steve Kagen back to private practice!

Hummmmmmm Denver?

"Denver stocks up on pepper weapon
City orders guns that fire special plastic balls
By Sara Burnett, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008" Denver stocks up on pepper weapon : DNC 2008 : The Rocky Mountain News
Denver police are stocking up on guns that fire a pepper spray-like substance instead of bullets - a less-lethal weapon used to disperse crowds - in advance of the Democratic National Convention.

The department recently ordered 88 Mark IV launchers and projectiles at a cost "in the low six figures," the company that makes the weapons stated in a news release Monday.

The request was for delivery in advance of the DNC, according to Louisville- based Security With Advanced Technology Inc.

The convention, scheduled for Aug. 25 to 28 at the Pepsi Center, is expected to draw thousands of protesters to sites throughout Denver.

Together we will......................................................

Berry Lake EWM Update

From June 16,2008. Information taken from e mail of group working to end the EWM in Berry Lake Wisconsin.

The applicator from Aquatic Biologists arrived at Berry Lake this morning, surveyed known and suspect Eurasian water-milfoil locations and treated two acres.

The EWM situation is very good. Last fall's treatment reduced the amount of EWM significantly. Some areas with EWM last fall were devoid of noticeable EWM. Other areas had a very small fraction of the EWM they had last fall.

Although the amount of EWM is much less than it was last summer, if not treated at this time, the small stands would most likely quickly become much larger and spread the infestation.

Treatment occurred in the appropriate "window" (after the EWM has grown enough to be seen and before the native plants would be harmed by the treatment).

There are no swimming or fishing restrictions. The animal watering and irrigation restriction applies only to the specific area treated and not to the adjacent area. Because the treated areas are well away from shore and because the 14 day period will end on June 30, water may be taken from anywhere in the lake, including the treated areas, for animal watering or irrigation before and during the July 4 holiday weekend.

Even with the treatment, some EWM is likely to remain and could become a serious problem if not found and removed by hand-pulling. Our on-going monitoring effort will attempt to locate and destroy as much EWM as possible until our next treatment opportunity this coming fall.

We all owe our thanks to the many Berrylakers who helped us prepare for this spring's treatment by locating the weed, marking it and by distributing fliers and notices.

Kagen, KGB Plan

Thanks to the Appletonian,he makes a good point.

"Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Steve Kagen supports one-party rule
At least it sounds that way from his comments about Republicans at the State Democratic Convention this weekend.

Roughest dismissal not just of Bush but of all Republicans: "They don't belong in Washington, they don't belong in our statehouses, they don't belong in our local governments for centuries to come for what they've done to our country," said Congressman Steve Kagen, D-Appleton.

What a representative voice of Appleton, Green Bay, and the rest of the 8th congressional district. Steve Kagen should be deeply ashamed of his crass, childish rhetoric.

Kagen really owes Republicans in the district an apology for this insult. Not to be overly dramatic or anything, but it sounds downright Stalinist. 8th district residents should expect better." The Appletonian: Steve Kagen supports one-party rule

I can just hear Kagen behind closed doors. "Comrades, we are well on our way to getting rid of the republican party, we are that much closer to the supreme rule of this country." "Let us toast to kicking Cheney's #$%!"

"My next goal is to head of the KGB, The Kagan Committee for State Security. Na zdorovia, " Said chairman Kagen

"We are the only party to rule this country!" "Na zdorovia comrade."

"Communism, oh I mean democracy is alive and well."

Appletonian, don't hold your breath waiting for an apology.

Star Wars Russian Style

Renaldus Magnus in 80's started Star Wars, What will ALGORE and Barack do about this when it happens in our country?

"Comrades, We now have our top secret weapon!"
"In Russia, sometimes it rains cement" In Russia, sometimes it rains cement | Reuters

Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:17am EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian air force planes dropped a 25-kg (55-lb) sack of cement on a suburban Moscow home last week while seeding clouds to prevent rain from spoiling a holiday, Russian media said on Tuesday.

"A pack of cement used in creating ... good weather in the capital region ... failed to pulverize completely at high altitude and fell on the roof of a house, making a hole about 80-100 cm (2.5-3 ft)," police in Naro-Fominsk told agency RIA-Novosti.

Ahead of major public holidays the Russian Air Force often dispatches up to 12 cargo planes carrying loads of silver iodide, liquid nitrogen and cement powder to seed clouds above Moscow and empty the skies of moisture.

A spokesman for the Russian Air Force refused to comment.

June 12 was Russia Day, a patriotic holiday celebrating the country's independence after the break-up of the Soviet Union.

Weather specialists said the cement's failure to turn to powder was the first hiccup in 20 years.

The homeowner was not injured, but refused an offer of 50,000 roubles ($2,100) from the air force, saying she would sue for damages and compensation for moral suffering, Interfax said.

(Reporting by Chris Baldwin; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

Kagen / Peterson: Higher gas prices needed to force changes

Steve Kagen's buddy was in Greenleaf. It's easy for him to say higher gas prices are needed, he isn't paying for it! Just had a few comments.

From the Appleton P C
"House ag leader sounds off on farm issues, economy
Peterson: Higher gas prices needed to force changes

By Ed Byrne • Gannett Wisconsin Media • June 16, 2008" House ag leader sounds off on farm issues, economy | | Appleton Post-Crescent

FREEDOM — Rep. Collin Peterson flew Sunday into northeast Wisconsin to attend the Outagamie County Breakfast on the Farm and visit an experimental manure-to-energy project at the Wiese Brothers Farms in Greenleaf.
Peterson, D-Minn., who chairs the House Agriculture Committee, also endorsed the re-election bid of Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, who serves on the committee.

Kagen is being challenged by Republican John Gard, whom he defeated two years ago.

Peterson credited Kagen for helping to get the Milk Income Loss Contract program in the new farm bill.

"I look at the farm bill as the most important economic stimulus package we have," Kagen said. "It is long term, it takes a while to grow the products and get the marketplace going, but for rural America it is the most important economic success story."

Code word - "STIMULUS PACKAGE" Free tax payers money!
At the Rick and Diane Fischer farm, Peterson picked up a guitar and played along with a country band providing entertainment.

But when Peterson talked about farm issues and the U.S. economy, he was blunt.

"I'm for drilling, I'm for nuclear, I'm for coal, whatever it takes to get us out of the Middle East," he said at the Wiese Brothers' Greenleaf farm where liquid manure is dried into a fuel used to generate electricity.

Is Steve Kagen for drilling, nuclear and coal. As far as I know he isn't. If Peterson is for all that, is he for cutting the ethanol mandates? Don't think so.

We need more (energy production) … and we need to conserve," he said.

The high cost of gasoline and diesel fuel was necessary, Peterson said: "We needed these higher prices to force us to change our ways."

Do you see how much power the left thinks they have! High gasoline was necessary! Will the MSM call him on this comment? They can say anything and do anything and it's all O K. If John Gard said this, wow, he would be ripped a new one! Every station and every newspaper would of called him out. "John Gard for higher gas prices, EVIL JOHN GARD REPUBLICAN!" Collin Peterson, oh well, "isn't he great, his comments are blunt!" How nice the left is, they are our hero's. B.S.

Peterson said the future of ethanol production is not in corn, but in other cellulosic crops such as switch grass.

"We have to learn how to grow it, how to harvest it, how to move it … so we have a five-year program to learn how do develop the biomass products," he said. "Corn ethanol will stay … but that can only get us so far

Ok, then stop the mandates!

Kagen said the University of Wisconsin is "the thought leader in developing the enzymes that will bring about the generation of ethanol."

Minnesota has 21 ethanol plants, all making fuel from corn, but three of the plants are using a new process that produces ethanol and livestock feed as a byproduct, Peterson said.

"They're splitting the oil, the fiber, the protein and the starch before it goes in," he said.

Peterson said he is concerned about the impact on the corn crop from flooding in Iowa and other parts of the Midwest.

He said there was a 9 percent decrease in the number of acres planted in corn this year compared to 2007, because bankers pushed farmers toward planting more soybeans, wheat and barley.

"We started 9 percent below and now we have 20 percent of the (corn) crop that's going to be damaged," Peterson said. "It's going to be a big problem and we are going to have a lot of unhappy people, the hog people primarily, and chickens."

Unhappy people? Will we pay $7.00 lb bacon! $6.00 ethanol gasoline! $40.00 buckets of KFC chicken! How much more can we pay?

As for the cost of agricultural products in the grocery store, Peterson said we have enjoyed artificially low food prices for years, but those days are over.

"Artificially low food prices for years", say what? What is he trying to tell you?
You people got cheep food prices far too long, now you will pay higher prices! You need to suffer more , we need to take away more of your freedom. We know better then you! You Wisconsin people are too dumb to see what we're doing to you! And I have my good friend Steve Kagen helping me screw you in Washington! Sure glad we told you who to vote for in November. You will pay more for food, more for gas, more for everything and you will elect Steve Kagen back to Washington.

Mr Peterson , not so fast. When it comes to our money we are not as dumb as you think. How did this guy get elected in Minnesota?

We will send Steve Kagen back to private practice.

Corn Holed

From Shoe box at No Runny Eggs

Some good information on the status of corn prices. How high will corn prices go?

Thanks Shoe Box
"by Shoebox @ 5:19 on June 17, 2008. Filed under Corn-a-hole.

I wrote yesterday about the likelihood of a dramatic increase in corn prices due to the damage done by the floods.

I found this article today, where a commodities analyst is claiming that due to the crop loss from the flood, corn could go to $16/bushel.

What????? It wasn’t that long ago that corn at $4/bushel was nearly laughable. Today, corn futures have moved to over $7.90/bushel.

Well, I got to thinking….we use some of this corn to make ethanol. Most states require an ethanol blend for automobile fuel. What’s the impact of increasing corn costs going to be on our fuel costs?

To date, the financial impact of adding ethanol to the fuel has been a benefit to consumers. Even today, ethanol sells (OK, I’m not mucking this with all the subsidies it gets that we pay for via other taxes…let’s just keep this simple) for under $2.90/gallon. The easy math says that if your average fuel is around $4/gallon and ethanol is less than that, then blending the ethanol is having some impact of bringing the total price down on a gallon of fuel.

Now let me scare you:" No Runny Eggs » Blog Archive » The Next Fuel Shoe To Drop?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Food and Ethanol, Corn 8.00 Bushel

With all the talk of rain and flooding for the corn belt.

"Corn prices jump near $8 on fears of reduced crop

By STEVENSON JACOBS – 3 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Corn prices reached another record Monday, closing in on $8 a bushel, as devastating Midwest floods raised fears of a sharply smaller U.S. corn crop and another spike in world food prices.

Other commodities traded mostly higher, with gold, silver, copper and wheat futures all climbing. Crude oil surged to a record near $140 a barrel and then fell in volatile trading.

Corn prices have shot up 11 percent in the last week as floodwaters continue to ravage the Midwest, swallowing corn fields just before the crucial growing season. The U.S. government will report June 30 on how many acres have been lost to flooding, but a survey in Farm Futures magazine estimated that flooding could claim 3.3 million acres — or nearly 4 percent of the expected crop.

"We're not going to have a bumper crop this year because of all these losses," said Vic Lespinasse, a grains trader and analyst for" The Associated Press: Corn prices jump near $8 on fears of reduced crop

When will Washington stop the ethanol mandates? Now or maybe later?!

How much higher will people pay for food and gasoline prices.

Psst, Steve, Herb and Rusty, maybe it's time to stop the ethanol mandates. Oh, I won't say anything but your voters might get a little unhappy soon. Psst, your secrets safe with me! Sush, I won't say anything about DRILL HERE, DRILL NOW and PAY LESS! Quite, Go ahead and keep the corn trollops making money!

Steve Kagen Out, Dave Hansen In ?

Is this breaking News? What did Dave Hansen say? Is Steve and Dave double teaming John Gard? From WKBT La Crosse.

"Wis. Democrats say the political climate is encouraging

Associated Press - June 13, 2008 7:45 PM ET

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Democrats at their convention in Stevens Point say they're confident about meeting some big goals in the elections this fall.

They want to deliver the state for presidential candidate Barack Obama, win both houses of the Legislature and keep freshman Representative Steve Kagen in Congress.

State Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay says he's very confident as he faces a strong challenge from Republican John Gard in his bid for re-election.

Hansen and others say their party will benefit from an electorate unhappy with President Bush and uneasy about the economy and the war in Iraq.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This" WKBT La Crosse, WI-NewsChannel 8, La Crosse Weather, La Crosse News, La Crosse SportsWis. Democrats say the political climate is encouraging

Isn't Steve Kagen running against John Gard?
The dems and Dave Hansen drank way too much Kool Aid or someone call a doctor, he might need some medical care. Maybe it's just a ploy to fool the voters in the 8th district to vote for Dave Hansen. Did I miss a press release? Is Steve Kagen dropping out of the race?

I blame kool aid. Not sure if it was grape, cherry or lime?

Don't you just love the left.

Gillett Proud

Congrats to Derek Hoerres, We're Gillett PROUD!

"7 in area earn Georgia-Pacific scholarships
Foundation awards funds to 50 in U.S."
7 in area earn Georgia-Pacific scholarships | | Green Bay Press-Gazette
Press-Gazette • June 15, 2008

Seven Green Bay-area high school seniors received $8,000 scholarships from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation.

They are among 50 scholarships awarded nationally with eight in Wisconsin. The scholarships are awarded to sons and daughters of employees.

Area winners are:

# Mary Baierl, a senior at Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School who will attend Marquette University and major in mechanical engineering.

# Andrew Borzych, a senior at Pulaski High School, who will attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison and major in mechanical engineering.

# Derek Hoerres, a senior at Gillett High School, who will attend UW-Madison and major in pre-medicine.

# Rachel Kaminski, a senior at Bayport High School, who will attend Northwestern University and major in pre-law.

# Kayla Stankevitz, a senior at Ashwaubenon High School, who will attend UW-Madison and major in biomedical engineering.

# Kristin Stankevitz, a senior at Ashwaubenon High School, who will attend UW-Madison and major in mechanical engineering with a minor in Spanish.

# Lisa Szela, a senior at Pulaski High School, who will attend UW-Madison and will major in biology.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fathers Day

"Answer man
Dad’s heroics include facing kids’ powerful questions
Posted: June 14, 2008

The scene: A family living room, a midweek evening." JS Online: Answer man

Just want to say I have three GREAT children,
one GREAT son in law
and one GREAT grandchild.

I am truly blessed!

To all fathers on this day,

Happy Fathers Day, enjoy.

This Is Not Fair

Where are my representatives on this? Why should I pay more for internet service? The poor cannot afford extra internet charges. I call on Steve Kagen, Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold to stop this right now! We need to hold a hearing and stop this nonsense. First oil, corn, gasoline and now internet service. What's next?

"As with utilities, heavy Internet users may have to pay more
Tiered pricing takes aim at ‘bandwidth hogs’
New York Times
Posted: June 14, 2008

Some people use the Internet simply to check e-mail and look up phone numbers. Others are online all day, downloading big video and music files." JS Online: As with utilities, heavy Internet users may have to pay more

Should they pay the same price for access?

For years they have, with subscribers sharing a buffet of all-you-can-download Internet access, regardless of how much they consumed.

But now three of the country’s largest Internet service providers are threatening to clamp down on their most active subscribers by placing monthly limits on their online activity.

One of them, Time Warner Cable, began a trial of “Internet metering” in one Texas city this month, asking customers to select a monthly plan and pay surcharges when they exceed their bandwidth limit.

The idea is that people who use the network more heavily should pay more, the way they do for water, electricity, or, in many cases, cell phone minutes.

Money Talks ?

From the New York Post


June 15, 2008 -- Anheuser-Busch gave him six figures, Colgate-Palmolive shelled out $50,000 and Macy's and Pfizer have contributed thousands to the Rev. Al Sharpton's charity.

Almost 50 companies - including PepsiCo, General Motors, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Continental Airlines, Johnson & Johnson and Chase - and some labor unions sponsored Sharpton's National Action Network annual conference in April.

Terrified of negative publicity, fearful of a consumer boycott or eager to make nice with the civil-rights activist, CEOs write checks, critics say, to NAN and Sharpton - who brandishes the buying power of African-American consumers. In some cases, they hire him as a consultant.

The cash flows even as the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn has been conducting a grand-jury investigation of NAN's finances.

A General Motors spokesman told The Post that NAN had repeatedly - and unsuccessfully - asked for contributions for six years, beginning in August 2000.

Then, in December 2006, Sharpton threatened to call a boycott of the carmaker over the closing of an African-American-owned GM dealership in The Bronx, and he picketed outside GM headquarters on Fifth Avenue.

Last year, General Motors gave NAN a $5,000 donation. It gave $5,000 more this year, a spokesman said, calling NAN a "worthy" organization.

In November 2003, Sharpton picketed DaimlerChrysler's Chicago car show and threatened a boycott over alleged racial bias in car loans.

"This is institutional racism," he bellowed.

In May 2004, Chrysler began supporting NAN's conferences, which include panels on corporate responsibility and civil rights and a black-tie awards dinner to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Last year, Sharpton gave Chrysler an award for corporate excellence.

In 2003, Sharpton targeted American Honda for not hiring enough African-Americans in management.

"We support those that support us," wrote Sharpton and the Rev. Horace Sheffield III, president of NAN's Michigan chapter, in a letter to American Honda. "We cannot be silent while African-Americans spend hard-earned dollars with a company that does not hire, promote or do business with us in a statistically significant manner."

Two months after American Honda execs met with Sharpton, the carmaker began to sponsor NAN's events - and continues to pay "a modest amount" each year, a spokesman said." REV. AL SOAKS UP BOYCOTT BUCKS - New York Post

Joke Of The Day

From a friend on e mail.

A Wisconsin senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of a Milwaukee dealership.

Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left.

'Amazing,' he thought as he flew down I-94 towards Madison, pushing the pedal even more.
Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a State Patrol car behind him, blue and red lights flashing.
He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120.

Suddenly he though ught, 'What am I doing? I'm too old for this,' and pulled over to await the Trooper 's arrival.

Pulling in behind him, the Trooper walked up to the Corvette, looked at his watch and said,
'Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday.

If you can give me a reason for speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go.'

The old gentleman paused. Then said, 'Years ago, my wife ran off with a Wisconsin State Trooper.
I thought you were bringing her back.'

'Have a good day, Sir,' replied the Trooper.

It's Bush's Fault, Comrade

This is an e mail I received from a friend. My comment back to him is posted at the bottom. He is my best friend. He is more right then left, I just have to have some fun with him once in a while. He has a hang up on Bush and Chaney on the Iraq War,otherwise a GREAT GUY.

The sooner this dumb broad gets thrown out of politics the better!
Politicians are becomming an embarassing disgrace to the American citizen.
I have a good idea where she can stuff her new tax idea.
Subject: FW: Fw: More taxes!


I can't believe what this gal wants to do, we need to get her out of Washington, she is scary.

Adding a tax to your retirement is simply another way of saying to the American people, you're so darn stupid that we're going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you. That's what the Speaker of the House is saying. Read below...............

Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income. In other words tax what you have made by investing toward your retirement. This woman is a nut case! You aren't going to believe this.

Madam speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401K and Mutual Funds! Alas , it is true - all to help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!

This woman is frightening.
She quotes..." We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income, (didn't Marx say something like this), in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest."

When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied:
"We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as 'Americans'." (Read that quote again and again and let it sink in. "Lower your retirement, give it to others who have not worked as you have for it".

Dear _ _ _ _, I think you are being unjust. Ms. Pelosi is only looking out for the poor and illegal people of this country. It is not democrats and the left like Ms. Pelosi, it 's George Bush and Dick Cheney's fault. They are the ones that kept giving us tax credits.We should never have gotten tax breaks on retirement accounts. The nerve of Bush! I for one am glad that Bush is finally gone after Dec. How dare he give tax breaks to anyone in this country.The rich need to pay more! I think your harsh words about our madam speaker is not valid.

comrade Paul

Side note to all. Things only change when people's own money is taken from them. When will people wake up? When will a true conservative stand up and lead us? Most people today only believe what the MSM tells them! Bush and Chaney are not running! Get over it.

It's only YOUR money!