Friday, July 18, 2008


From the Northwoods View, One Great American.

A Reality Check for the American People

"We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt free liberty to ourselves and our great great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bedwetters.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That a whole lot of people were confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim that they require a Bill of Non Rights.

· ARTICLE I -- You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV or any form of wealth. " The Northwoods View: A Reality Check for the American People

ARTICLE II -- You do not have the right to never be offended.

This country is based on freedom, and that means the freedom for everyone, not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc., but the world is full of idiots and probably always will be.

Read the rest.

A must read for all U S Americans citizens.

Where are The Democrats

"July 17, 8:31 PM EDT

7 congressional candidates visit Arctic Refuge

Associated Press Writer" The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Seven congressional candidates from across the country visited the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this week, hoping the unusual campaign stop would draw support from voters battered by high fuel prices and a lethargic economy.

The candidates, all Republicans, said Thursday that the trip cemented their support for drilling in the refuge and vowed to cast their votes accordingly if elected to Congress.

I thought the Democrats were open minded, good hearted people looking out for the little guy. There voters are crying for lower fuel prices and they won't even look at ANWR. What are they afraid of? Where is the " we just want to get along" party?

Which voting block do they stand for?

Must be the environmental left. What a sad, sad party.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Let's Give Credit

Oil Gasoline Prices- Let's give credit where credit is due.

"Bush lifts oil drilling ban, wants Congress to act

By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer Mon Jul 14, 7:31 PM ET

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling and challenged Congress to follow suit, aiming to turn the enormous public frustration about gasoline prices into political leverage. Democratic lawmakers rejected Bush's plan as a symbolic stunt. " Bush lifts oil drilling ban, wants Congress to act - Yahoo! News

It's time we admit what the President did has moved wholesale oil and gasoline prices. And where is it today July 17th 5:00 p m?

Nymex Crude Future 129.29 down 5.31
Nymex RBOB Gasoline Future 316.33 down 11.61

So where is congress? Where will prices go if they pass a bill to drill with no strings attached.

From SBVOR, keep up the GREAT work.
"Sunday, June 22, 2008
Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less
" SBVOR: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less

Thank you President Bush, keep the ball rolling.

How many voters are giving him credit. What dem's will take credit for doing nothing when gas drops fast this coming week. The parade of lefties will be painted as hero's. Wait and see.

Big Brother Takeover Again

From The Pine River World News

"New travel rule
would close 55%
of national forest roads

By Kurt Krueger
News-Review Editor
The U. S. Forest Service is seeking public input on a project that will close 55% of the exisiting roads and trails on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to motorized vehicles.

Under a proposed Travel Management Rule, total road miles open to vehicles would plummett from 4,657 miles to around 2,100 miles — a figure that deviates slightly depending on which of two alternatives is chosen.

What the public wasn’t told last year, even prior to the open houses in October, was that the Forest Service had planned to close all but 203 miles of the 2,703 unauthorized miles of roads on the 1.5-million-acre forest.

Forest Service officials provided maps on the alternative and encouraged forest users to comment on roads they wanted open, but didn’t quantify what the alternative meant to motorized access on the forest. " Vilas County News-Review - Full Story

Those evil snowmobiles and ATV's. We will teach them.

I'm sure glad big brother is watching out for the people. They say they are seeking input. Yea right. They want people to choose between two proposals. I guess they ( U S Forest Service) made their minds up already. The U S forest Service and the WDNR must go to the same school. They take our taxes and then tell us what's good for us. We are all just a bunch of hicks and hayseeds.

Whats next, no firearms in Northern Wisconsin?

Big Brother is watching and taking over.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Psst, Steve, I Won't Tell Anyone

From, Kagen4Congress web site.

"Kagen: High Fuel Prices Helped Ground Midwest Airlines

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. today said that Midwest Airlines’ announcement to lay off 40 percent of its employees was caused by record fuel prices and signals the urgency for lowering energy costs for businesses and families.

“When well-managed companies with hard-working employees are forced to make such drastic cuts, the time has come for the White House and its allies to do something,” Kagen said. “Midwest Airlines really does have the best care in the air but is being punished by this administration’s failure to solve the energy crisis.”

Kagen called again on President George W. Bush sell some of the oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) as a means to quickly ease upward pressure on fuel prices. The SPR is currently at 97 percent of capacity, the fullest the reserve has ever been. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, oil from SPR deployment could hit the domestic market less than two weeks after a Presidential decision.

Deploying a small portion of the resources in the SPR would provide much needed assistance to American consumers and businesses facing crippling prices, Kagen said, without endangering national security.

“We are working hard to find a way forward,” Kagen said. “Drilling for new oil, investing in renewable energy and preventing manipulation of oil prices in our free markets will work in the long term, but in the short term we must take steps to help business who are being forced to cut back, and working families who are struggling.”" Kagen4Congress » Blog Archive » Kagen: High Fuel Prices Helped Ground Midwest Airlines

That must be his favorite phrase, “We are working hard to find a way forward,” Kagen said. Working hard or hardly working? I will say hardly working. Oh yea, release SPR oil and we have to wait two weeks for it to come down! What will it come down, 1/2 cent, whoopdy do.

Where was Steve Kagen the past year and a half when oil and fuel prices were going up under his term. Remember he said we can't drill and burn ourselves out of this mess. He said we have to look at alternative fuel sources first. The poor employees of Midwest can blame Steve Kagen for holding them hostage with fuel prices.

Psst., to Steve Kagen and his staff, Listen closely, I will whisper something I don't think you know. Oil prices have been falling for the last two days. It could have something to do with President Bush and his press conference Monday. You know, lifting the drilling ban. You said "quickly ease upward pressure on fuel prices", oil is going down! Psst, you need to up date your web site. I'll whisper, you need to react a little sooner on your press releases or don't put such silly comments in. As my dad would say, "your a day late and a dollar short.'

I'll tell you a secret, vote on drilling and oil will come down even more. O k, I won't tell anyone I told you.

What Happened

Let me get this straight.

Monday July 16,2008.
President Bush Lifts An Executive Ban On Oil Exploration In America's Outer Continental Shelf And Calls On Congress To Lift Its Legislative Ban

Today July 16,2008, 8:35 p m

Crude oil price futures, down to $135.03

Gasoline price futures, down to $3.288.

What the heck is going on.

When will congrss vote to lift the ban with no strings attached?

Where is that radical lefty 12 year old Anonymous on this. {(A)}!

People, people , people, what will the price be if Congress did vote for drilling our own oil?

The left must be spitting blood right now. Poor devils.

Drill here, Drill now, Pay less, and throw out the ethanol mandates!

July KPI Numbers

Related from an earlier post. Misery Index or KPI numbers, it's all the same.

"U.S. `Misery Index' Climbs to 15-Year High on Prices (Update1)

By Timothy R. Homan
July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Misery hasn't had this much company in more than 15 years.

The jump in consumer prices reported today by the Labor Department means the so-called Misery Index, the sum of the unemployment and inflation rates, is the highest since President Bill Clinton took office in January 1993. The measure, created by Arthur Okun, an economics adviser to President Lyndon Johnson, rose to 10.5 in June from 9.7 in the prior month.

Surging costs and falling payrolls will cause consumers to slow spending growth to the weakest pace since 1991 by the fourth quarter, according to a monthly survey of economists by Bloomberg News. The figures underscore Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's comment to lawmakers yesterday that U.S. households are under ``tremendous pressure.''

``You add that to what's going on with home prices and that's just a huge stress on consumers,'' said Robert Dye, senior economist at PNC Financial Services Group Inc. in Pittsburgh.

The year-over-year inflation rate accelerated to 5 percent, the fastest since May 1991, the Labor Department said. A separate report July 3 showed a 5.5 percent unemployment rate for June.

Today's consumer price index data also showed wages fell 2.4 percent over the last 12 months, after adjusting for inflation.

``Both sides of stagflation are in greater evidence this week than they've ever been before,'' said Peter Kretzmer, a senior economist at Bank of America Corp. in New York.

The June unemployment rate held at 5.5 percent after soaring the most in two decades in May from April's 5 percent.

The Misery Index peaked in June 1980, when the jobless rate reached 7.6 percent and consumer prices rose 14.4 percent.

To contact the reporter on this story: Timothy R. Homan in Washington at " Worldwide

In case you forgot, K P I = Kagen Pain Index.

All this happening under Steve Kagen's watch.
People of the 8th district, how much more can you take?
It's time to send Steve Kagen back to private practice.

Higher Water levels, It's a Miracle

My God, congress raised water levels. It's a miracle. From the G B Press.

"Higher water levels buoying port
Ships able to carry more cargo

By Tony Walter • • July 16, 2008

Heavy winter snowfall and above-average spring rain is giving the Port of Green Bay a business payoff." Higher water levels buoying port | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Heavy winter snow and above average rain. I never heard that before, Can't be.
With water levels about 6 inches above last year's levels, vessels are able to carry 600-700 more tons of cargo into the port every trip.

"With the increase in the cost of fuel and the slowed-down economy, the ability to bring in more product per shipful is important," said Port Director Dean Haen. "We're seeing water levels we haven't seen in five to six years."

So Mr Haen said what? said Port Director Dean Haen. "We're seeing water levels we haven't seen in five to six years." Higher water this year? 6 inches above last year? You got to be kidding.

Does anyone remember this past April?
Steve Kegan and his dog and pony show. The "sky is falling" Congressional panel hearing.
Congressional panel hears of Great Lakes needs link from
by The Associated Press
Saturday April 19, 2008, 8:17 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Witnesses told a House subcommittee Friday that declining water levels of the Great Lakes and growing invasive species in those waters demand strong federal action that shouldn't be delayed.

The Sky is falling.
Dean Haen, Green Bay port director, said his harbor's water level has been 12 to 24 inches below normal for several years, limiting shipping and creating higher costs for consumers.

"This hearing will have a dramatic impact on the legislation we're going to write," said Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, as the session ended.

Today is July 16th.

Steve, what legislation did congress write? None that I know.

Did it rain today in Wisconsin. Yes it did! It's a miracle.

Will politicians give themselves credit for what the good Lord did? Psst, it rained today, don't tell anyone. Campaign 08 ad, Steve Kagen standing on the tower bridge in Green bay and parting the bay of Green Bay. What a great T V spot, I can't wait.

It's a miracle.

Update, Another T V ad,Kagen standing on the Tower bridge as Noah from the biblical Noah's arc, Praise be, he made it rain, we have to vote for Steve. Praise be.

Denver Dreaming

What's going on in Denver for the DNC convention? No pipes,chains or do do? Movies and the Zoo? This is better then Club Gitmo.

"Denver Considers Banning Possession of Pipes, Chains at Protests
Last Edited: Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008, 10:38 AM MDT
Created: Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008, 8:19 AM MDT " MyFox Colorado | Denver Considers Ban on Possession of Pipes, Chains at Protests

DENVER (AP) - The Denver City Council Safety Committee will consider a proposal July 23 that would ban the possession of materials like weighted pipes and chains, as well as other items that could be used to make bombs containing urine and feces for protests.

The Denver Police Department calls such materials potentially dangerous.

No pee and no crap. How boring.

Excuse me, are we discussing our kind, good, compassionate friends on the left? Are we talking about the people my mother believes and votes for? Are these the good people that hate George Bush? Love George Soros? It can't be. Where is Anonymous?

And there is this.

Hey buddy, can you spare a movie ticket?
By Julie Poppen, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Originally published 08:19 p.m., July 15, 2008
Updated 08:46 a.m., July 16, 2008

Hundreds of Denver's homeless could be cooling their heels in a movie theater or museum while the Democratic National Convention is in town next month.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless plans to get 500 movie tickets as well as passes to the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other cultural facilities for the people it helps.

Bus tickets will be provided for events beyond walking distance, said John Parvensky, the non-profit's president.

Link from DNC section of Rocky Mtn News

Just sweep these poor people out of the way for a couple days. Evil liberals.

We need to get some large boxes for these people.

Hey lefties, get over it, I'm just reporting the news.

I'm Back

Sorry to you readers to Berry Laker.

Been busy on a super secret mission.

Anything happen since Sunday.

Just love Anonymous comments left for the blog.

Gutless wimps that got their feelings hurt.

What the heck, they are just jealous or I must hit a nerve once and a while.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Great Weekend

I have to say the weekend was a great for me and I hope, I guess it was O K for my mother 51 years ago today.

I have to thank some people this weekend. My mom Norma, my beautiful wife ( how does she put up with me) Debra Ann, Sam, Joe, Dave, Chad, Tyler,Penelope, Connie, Steve,April, Chris, Greg, Lisa, Kurt, Julie, Bill, Jerry, Linda, Dave, Linda and everyone I cannot remember right now.

Mom, thank you for having me.

Debra Ann, I LOVE YOU.

Sam, thank you for the Three Olive vodka, it's after nine and it still tastes top shelf.

Joe, you surprised me with the ice cream cake, thank you.

Dave, you need to shave. I'm mad I did not have hair like that at 17. And still don't at 51.

Chad, Thanks for coming over and cut the lawn only on Mondays and Thursdays.

Tyler, you better get a hit Saturday

Penelope, you need to get well. You and Dave make a good couple. Dave better take care of you and you need to take care of him.

Connie, you need to relax. Great outside flowers, how did you do it?

Steve, (Ace), you will always be ACE. Nice patio. I owe you one.

April, thanks for visiting. you have a GREAT sister in law.

Chris, you need to run again, thank you for your advice

Greg, you have too much common sence. You need to take care of yourself.

Lisa, your mom and dad will spoil him.

Kurt, the drink was a little week, we will try again next time. Great to see you again.

Julie, Farley at chip and dales.

Bill, the drink was a little week but was good. Try again.

Jerry, your garage is just too clean.

Linda, the food was super. You have to be proud of your daughter.

Dave, let me know how the rev does this winter.

Linda, I have a bad memory, I don't remember our teachers over 40 years ago.

Wendy, Owen"s back yard birds and everyone else.

Thank you.

I am truly blessed with so many people.

9:30 p m , my last Three Olive Martini. mmmmmmmm, still taste good!

Thank You Lord.

Good Night to all.

Kegan, Keeps Missing The Target

In the movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures, 1982) Captain Kirk tells Kahn .... but like a poor marksman you keep missing the target! The following is a guest editorial from 8th distrct congressman Steve Kagen on J S Online.

"Key: Spending less, saving more
Posted: July 12, 2008

Everywhere in Wisconsin, people are asking for help to reduce prices for gasoline and health care, and rural areas, which make up much of the 8th District that I have the honor of representing, are affected most. I'm working hard on solutions to these challenges, which are more inter-related than many might first guess." JS Online: Key: Spending less, saving more

How many times do we have to hear Steve Kagen tell us he is working hard? Is he trying to tell something to satisfy the people of the 8th district or is he just satisfying his own ego?

Our first step must be to solve our nation's health care crisis, which threatens public budgets, local businesses and all of our pocketbooks. In Congress, I've been working hard to guarantee access to affordable care for every citizen by:

Come on Steve. Twice, Kagen has to tell us he is working hard? He may be working hard with his staff and some interns, but please, give it up. What hard work are you doing with gasoline prices today? I say again, the target is fuel prices! Mr. Kagen, will you vote "YES" now to drilling in ANWR? Will you vote "YES" to drilling now off shore?

Why is his first step always to solve the health care crises? I understand that it is important but if people have no money from high fuel and food prices, they will not be able to take care of their health care. If you cannot drive to the clinic , or cannot afford to eat because prices keep going up, how will that matter?

• Ending discrimination due to pre-existing conditions,
• Leveraging down insurance costs ;
• Creating an open and transparent medical marketplace,

Here he brings up the same old same old. People's discretionary spending keeps going higher and higher! They are looking for relief from high energy prices and Steve Kagen keeps bringing up health care first. What gives? Leveraging down insurance costs? If they have no extra money, what will it matter, they will have no money for insurance! Open and transparent medical marketplace, say what? What is transparent when he wants us to have Canadian health care?

John Gard is talking today and now about what is hitting people the hardest ( fuel and energy costs) and Steve Kagen is talking health care.

Here again he repeats his lefty talking points about,
• "Drill for new oil across America", doesn't bring up ANWR.
•" Invest in every source of renewable energy", we don't need windmills now!
• "Prevent manipulation of oil prices in the energy markets", suing OPEC again!

He has good hard working people on his staff. He cannot be listening to them. He must be taking orders from Nancy Pelosi. Why else would he not focus on what the people right now, today are suffering with this non drilling congress.

These efforts will begin to get us back to the basics of being energy independent and put us on the path toward a sustainable economic future.

What effort is he trying to do? Steve Kagen keeps talking and talking and cannot even get his constituents needs correct. What effort is he putting forth?

But, today's impossible prices for energy and health care also share a common cause: the failure of Washington to live within its means, as we do in our own homes in Wisconsin. The health of our people and the strength of our economy depend upon spending less and saving more and on restoring faith in a government that practices these fundamental themes.

Wait, here he finally states "Washington has to live with in it's means" and what specifically is he doing to cut spending in D C ? He did not say! Why not? He just put it in to make a good sound bite! Another sound bite he thinks the people of Wisconsin might like?

Steve Kagen is like a poor marksman that keeps missing the target! The target today is fuel, food and energy costs to the people of Wisconsin and he wants to talk first about health care. Health care is important but the needs of the people on energy is more important today then his priority on health care.

Steve Kagen will have plenty of time to watch Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan next January and learn what he should of known today.

As Spock said, "Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." Unless you are Steve Kagen and the liberal left.

Steve, your are a poor marksman.

Go back to your private practice.

Ultra Left Liberals. Not So Fast

Someone must of talked to Obama.

" Up to Speed blog

« Report: Obama goes NASCAR! | Main | We sing the Mini electric »
Obama goes NASCAR? Not so fast ..." Obama goes NASCAR? Not so fast ... | Up to Speed | Los Angeles Times

By Dan Neil, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

The Barack Obama campaign has reportedly declined the proposal of BAM Racing to be hood sponsor of the No. 49 Toyota driven by Ken Schrader at the Aug. 3 Pocono race.

In one respect, this is too bad for Obama. NASCAR fans are famous for crazy sponsor loyalty. Only the Gods of Beer know how much more Budweiser was sold because it sponsored fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. I mean, if Charles Manson sponsored Junior's car, pretty soon fans would be saying, "You know, that Charlie, he's a good ol' boy...." On the other hand, a losing outing for Obama's car — and Schrader has as much chance of winning as Jesse Jackson has of getting the democratic vice presidential nod — might actually hurt Obama with NASCAR dads. That would be, in the words of the Rev. Jackson, "nuts."

Sorry to hear Barack is getting cold feet.
The truth is NASCAR does not want to have 200 yellow caution flags in one race. For you lefties the race is 200 laps for 500 miles. How many plastic beer bottles would of been thrown over the fence after each lap.

It would be worth seeing a record 200 caution flags in one race.

Good Try Barack..

Life's Future

From Wendy at B & S

I have not had any direct contact with someone close with cancer but ones life changes as you get older and hopefully wiser. As Tony Snow mentions below about Faith, Prayer and Love, as I get older my Faith has certainly changed from my younger years. Thanks Wendy for for reminding me about life through Mr. Snow who I respected very much. His inventory of life should be important to everyone.

"Still, the last few months — my time of surgery and chemo — have been the happiest and most thrilling of my life. They have confirmed lessons that seem at once too good to be true, and too important and vital not to be.

Here is a short inventory:

Faith matters. Prayers heal. Love overcomes.

People want to do good for others; they just need excuses.

Fear is a waste of time. The worst that can happen is that we’ll die — which happens to everybody, anyway. Until the Grim Reaper comes knocking, we’re alive.

We can count our hardships, but not our blessings.

Life does not revolve around us. It envelops us.

There is no condition that someone else has not already overcome.

Nothing makes one feel more alive than the prospect of death and the requirement that one fight for the things that give life its richness, meaning and joy. " Boots and Sabers - The blogging will continue until morale improves...

I do not know what the future brings but my priorities in life is something that will never change.

Most important ,MY God.
Next my family.
and everything else after that.

Faith, Prayer and Love overcomes.
Thanks again Wendy.