Saturday, October 04, 2008

Alan Is An Idiot!

From Stepping Right Up. I agree. Sorry Alan, once a lib always a lib.

"How awesome is this?
" Stepping Right Up!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I Cried, Well Maybe Not

From Brian at Space For Commerce

"Thursday, October 02, 2008
Heartwarming story you could have read in Reader's Digest
It's overcast, there is a chill in the air, and there are lots of reasons to be gloomy. But this story .. well it will warm your heart." Space For Commerce, by Brian Dunbar

In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University.

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephant's foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

Let The Games Begin


To All Vet's, The Russians Think You Are Wimps

The new flag of the Obama presidency.

To all veterans, did you fight, did your buddies, did your fathers, brothers, cousins fight and or die for a Russian to tell you, it was all a waste? The following says it all!

"Russia sees in credit crisis end of U.S. domination" Russia sees in credit crisis end of U.S. domination - International Herald Tribune

Some rusky is telling us our domination is done?

All you fought for!

All the money we gave to rebuild Europe!

Reagan takes down the wall!

Will you vote for Barack Obama to lead us back to world domination? Psst, we still dominate the world! Will we still dominate with Barack?

Will you vote for this kind of change?

Kind of makes your blood boil when a Russian tells you, " your a loser"!

MLB Playoffs

Just have to be up front and honest after first night of the NLDS.

Tough night for the Brewers, they will come back.

Win for my other MLB team the Dodgers.

If the Brewers and the Dodgers meet in the next round it will be difficult but I will root for the Brewers even though I bleed Dodger blue.

You got to love October.

805 Billion Dollars or More

From the New York Post.
Is this what the people of this country wanted for the bail out?
"By DAPHNE RETTER, Post Correspondent

Last updated: 5:59 am
October 2, 2008
Posted: 3:50 am
October 2, 2008

WASHINGTON - Here, little piggies!

Congressional deal-brookers yesterday slopped a mess of pork into the $700 billion financial rescue bill passed by the Senate last night - including a tax break for makers of kids' wooden arrows - in a bid to lure reluctant lawmakers into voting for the package

Stuffed into the 451- page bill are more than $1.7 billion worth of targeted tax breaks to be doled out for a sty full of eyebrow-raising purposes over the next decade.

MORE: Di$aster Plan B Wins Senate OK

EDITORIAL: Porking Up The Rescue Bill

"This is how Washington works," said Keith Ashdown of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington research group. "A big pot of pork is their recipe for final passage."

The special provisions include tax breaks for:

* Manufacturers of kids' wooden arrows - $6 million.

* Puerto Rican and Virgin Is- lands rum producers - $192 million.

* Wool research.

* Auto-racing tracks - $128 million.

* Corporations operating in American Samoa - $33 million.

* Small- to medium-budget film and television productions - $10 million.

Another measure inserted into the bill appears to be a bald-faced bid aimed at winning the support of Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), who voted against the original version when it went down in flames in the House on Monday.

That provision - a $223 million package of tax benefits for fishermen and others whose livelihoods suffered as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill - has been the subject of fervent lobbying by Alaska's congressional delegation.

Some of the pork-barrel measures buried in the financial rescue package had been contained in a bill that previously passed the Senate, but died in the House.

The Congressional Budget Office said the package of breaks - including obvious pork and some more defensible tax-relief measures - will add about $112 billion to budget deficits over the next five years because the bill doesn't contain enough offsetting revenue hikes to keep the budget balanced.

The legislative lard annoyed Tom Schatz, president of the watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste.

"There's always something that goes on at the end where the last dozen members are trying to get something for themselves or for a special interest rather than what might be good for the country," Schatz said.

Some of the other measures added to win approval include a $3.8 billion health-care provision that forces insurance companies to provide coverage for mental-health treatment equivalent to the coverage they provide for physical illness.

Other add-ons will increase individual tax credits and help shield more than 20 million Americans from the painful alternative minimum tax, and offer breaks for businesses that invest in alternative fuels.

Also, several federal income-tax breaks due to expire will now be extended through 2009. " PIGGY POLS IN HOG HEAVEN WITH PORK-PACKED PACT - New York Post

How many people will call Washington today over this spending?

Is this a bill Steve Kagen will sign?

Pork sandwich anyone?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Now How Much

"Senate leaders are confident that they can prevail, but the strategy is not without risks in the House given the added costs of the tax package. Congressional Budget Office estimates indicate that the net impact will be to add almost $105 billion to an already large deficit next year, and fiscal conservatives will feel they are being straight-armed by the Senate which has refused to do more to offset the costs." Senate bailout bill keeps growing - David Rogers -

Now were up to 805 billion dollars.

Who is paying for all this.

How did we get to this?

Who is really to blame?

Will people in congress resign and go to jail over this?

They sure the heck better!

8th District Political Donations

From the Washington Times.

No this isn't about Steve Kagen from Wisconsin but it is about Steve Kagens boss Nancy Pelosi from the 8th district of California. Seems everything happens to congress people from the 8th district. No matter what state you live.

First Charlie Rangel, tax evasion, Kagen gets $16,000.00 for a library vote.

Then $1000 donation from Fannie Mae Steve Kagen gave back 38 days later.

Now Nancy Pelosi paying her husband pac money.

The most ethical honest congress in history.

"EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi paid husband with PAC funds
$99,000 for rent, utilities, accounting fees
Jennifer Haberkorn (Contact)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 " Washington Times - EXCLUSIVE: Pelosi paid husband with PAC funds


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband's real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she supported banning last year.

Steve Kagen from the 8th district from Wisconsin sure has strange friends.

Wonders Of Wisconsin

Had to make an sales call to Iron Mountain Michigan today.

Three notes of interest.

One, fall colors are almost at peak conditions in Northern Wisconsin, go out this weekend and enjoy Wisconsin.

Two, buffalo, bison, not sure which but what a sight. Crossroads Ranch on Hwy 101 towards Florence Wisconsin. Must of been a hundred buffalo. Wow, what a sight on a fall day in northern Wisconsin. If your looking for Buffalo burgers, look them up.

Three, sure am glad Pine River World News is in Florence. I seen the secret headquarters for ACORN. at the corner of HWY101 and HWY 70 just coming into Florence. Hope no voter fraud is going on in Florence. If there is I'm sure the Pine River World News will let us know!

Just kidding but it is a gift shop called the Acorn. If your driving through, give them some business.

Go out and take in the wonders of this great state.

Crude and Gas

Nymex Crude Future 98.53 -2.11 -2.10% 10/01

Nymex RBOB Gasoline Future 236.00 -9.77 -3.98% 10/01

Link from Bloomberg

Wisconsin Gas Prices Today
" Citgo Green Bay Wed $3.55 gal
5:30 AM
2601 Monroe Rd near Hwy 172 " Green Bay Gas Prices - Find the Lowest Gas Prices in Green Bay, Wisconsin

" Holiday Grantsburg Wed $3.29 gal
10:45 AM
639 W WI-70 near W Olson Dr" Wisconsin Gas Prices - Find Cheap Gas Prices in Wisconsin

Side note.

If anyone is looking for the cheapest price in your area on real, non ethanol gasoline, it is most Fleet Farms in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Not true, incumbent eager to debate"

The Kagen camp afraid to debate Gard.

From Richard Moore at the Lakeland-Times
"9/30/2008 11:30:00 AM
Gard says Kagen won't debate critical issues Kagen camp: Not true, incumbent eager to debate" Gard says Kagen won't debate critical issues

John Gard, the Republican nominee for Wisconsin's 8th District congressional seat, accused incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen Friday of ducking debates, but the Democrat seeking to hold his seat in November says nothing could be further from the truth.
"Congressman Steve Kagen hasn't agreed to a single candidate forum with only 40 days left in the campaign," Gard told The Lakeland Times Friday.

To those hot shot reporters in Green Bay and Appleton, Mr. Moore shows you what investigative reporting is. See, he used a P H O N E!
Off the record

Reached by telephone Friday, Kagen spokesman Jake Rubin declined to speak about the issue on the record, except to say he needed to "see where we are in the debate process."

He later sent an email addressing Gard's charges.

"What the Gard campaign is saying is simply not true," Rubin wrote in the email. "Congressman Kagen will debate John Gard because he is eager to give voters an alternative to Gard's negative campaign and to allow them to hear about issues affecting them most, like a comprehensive plan for energy independence that favors consumers instead of Gard's donors in Big Oil, affordable health care that works for Dr. Kagen's patients, not Big Insurance, and an economy that supports working families, not Big Corporations."

Rubin did not address Gard's charges about Kagen's refusal to appear at the town-hall meetings during the congressional recess nor did he speak to Gard's allegation that Kagen hasn't agreed to participate in debates offered by 14 organizations, though Rubin was asked about both Friday.

Rubin says they are eager to debate? Sure looks like it. When? Does "eager" mean the same as "gave back immediately" like the $1000.00 Kagen gave back to Fannie Mae after 38 days?

Green Bay Press, Appleton Post Crescent, WLUK,WBAY, WFRV and others, see how a real reporter reports the news, "Rubin did not address Gard's charges". Wow, never would see something like that in the Fox Valley. Also see how Rubin could not even call him back personally, had to email response, what a putz!

Gard said the organizations attempting to arrange a debate include the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, Project Vote/UW-Green Bay/Wispolitics, WTAQ Radio, League of Women Voters, Harmony Café, UW-Marinette/Marinette Chamber of Commerce, AARP, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, WHBY Radio, Door County Advocate, Wrightstown Post-Gazette, the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, and Pathways.

Is "did not address" mean Steve Kagen is afraid to debate John Gard? The voters are seeing the real side of Steve Kagen.

Why does it take someone from Minocqua Wisconsin to get real news?

Update, the real Media is from Minocqua Wisconsin first and the rest of Wisconsin can compare themselves to the best in Wisconsin, the Lakeland-Times if they can.

Hats off to Richard Moore at the Lakeland-Times. I think he should get an award for hard hitting investigative reporting.

Richard, you got my vote.

To the other MSM in the 8th district, how pathetic.

Earmarks For New York, Not Wisconsin? Follow The Money

Seems Steve Kagen is good pals with Charlie Rangel from New York..

From the Washington Post, the Fix, by Chris Cillizza

"House Republican Ad Exploits Rangel's Ethics Problems

House Republicans have launched an ad attacking a freshman Wisconsin Democrat over his ties to embattled Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (N.Y.), the first of a series of attempts to use Rangel's ongoing ethics woes as an anchor around the necks of vulnerable Democratic incumbents.

The ad -- the first from the National Republican Congressional Committee -- hits Rep. Steve Kagen (Wis.) as having "found a friend in corrupt New York City Congressman Charlie Rangel." The evidence? The $16,000 in donations that Kagen took from Rangel, and the alleged quid pro quo that led Kagen to support a $2 million earmark for a "personal office and library" for Rangel. Kagen is facing a rematch against state Rep. John Gard; Kagen beat Gard 51 percent to 49 percent.)" House Republican Ad Exploits Rangel's Ethics Problems - The Fix

Now what can Steve Kagen do with $16,000.00? How many people in Niagara or Kimberly will get $16,000.00 for free? How many people anywhere in the 8th district get these kind of favors?

What did Steve do for Charlie? Just vote, I said a VOTE from Kagen to support a $2 million earmark for a "personal office and library" for Rangel. I thought Kagen only votes for earmarks for the people of Wisconsin. What's up with New York?

What did Charlie, Steve's buddy do, Read on, read on.
From Sam Dealey from US News.
"The list of excuses offered by Rep. Charles Rangel for failing to pay taxes on at least $75,000 in rental income from his luxury beachfront villa in the Caribbean grows longer. Now the Associated Press takes the Harlem Democrat, who is chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, to task for inaccuracies in his personal financial disclosures to Congress." Sorry, Charlie—Rangel Makes More Excuses for His Failure to Pay Taxes - Sam Dealey (

Remember January of 2007, they were to be the most ethical honest congress in history. I guess the reason for the ad is that you will not hear anything about the $16,000.00 from the MSM.

How sad the people of the 8th will not hear a lot about Steve Kagen, Charlie Rangel, $16,000.00 , and earmarks.

Let's be honest here, is this not corruption and dishonest politicians?

We shall see if the people of the 8th district of Wisconsin will vote for the same or


The Left Will Do Anything

Got the tip from the Jerry Bader show today. Thanks Jerry.
The left will do anything to make conservatives look bad.
"Hansen, Fradette joust over health care during forum
30th Senate candidates also talk spending" Hansen, Fradette joust over health care during forum | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Health care and the aging population dominated Monday morning's forum for candidates of the 30th Senate District.

A handful of local voters attended the forum, held at the Brown County Central Library. Republican Chad Fradette, former Green Bay City Council president, and the Democratic incumbent Dave Hansen, an eight-year senator, both of Green Bay, hit on comprehensive health care and state spending.

A mix-up in the questions asked to each candidate left Fradette ad-libbing a bit more than his opponent after he realized he had been sent different questions.

"It'd be nice if I was given these questions ahead of time," Fradette said after the third question. "They don't match any of the questions I have except for the first one."

Billy Feitlinger, of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans, who sponsored the event, apologized to Fradette and made sure he had a copy of the correct questions at Monday's forum.

The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups also hosted the event.

Hansen said he would like to see support continue for Badger Care and Medicaid programs, and to do so, the state must draw from all available funding, something that's not being done.

Fradette said while he would like to maintain these programs, the state is broke. Spending priorities must be set, and increases in funding aren't an option.

Hansen also told the audience he's for true reform in health care that would reduce costs and provide access to all state residents.

"The cost of doing nothing is already enormous and continues to grow every day," Hansen said.

Fradette said comprehensive care is not the answer for Wisconsin.

"I will stand against any attempt to make universal government-run health care because it's not efficient and it's definitely not cost effective," he said.

Fradette said people of all incomes in the state need a tax cut, so wasteful spending needs to be eliminated.

"No way would I consider increasing the sales tax," he said. "Under no circumstances would I consider raising any tax in this point in Wisconsin … all you have to do is prioritize your spending."

Hansen said the state needs to look at its tax code, and he would propose legislation to accept the first $60,000 of a home's value for property taxes and cut homeowners' school property taxes by 10 percent or more.

"I think that's a very good initiative to at least look at," he said. "I think it'd do a great deal to help seniors stay in their home."

So the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups hosted the event and gave Chad Fradette the wrong questions and Dave Hanson got the original questions and the headline is "Hansen, Fradette joust".

What a bunch of CRAP. I printed the whole article to show how nothing really was said about the intentional cheep shot Chad Fradette received. Any republicans that do debates, don't get blind sided.

Bottom line, Dave Hanson is for 18 billion dollars in universal health care. The 18 billion after the 700 billion later this week.

It time for Dave Hansen to go.

Spin, Spin, Spin

From the Kagen Post Crescent. Helping Kegan win re-election
"Appleton's Steve Kagen bucks Democrats as party lines blur
By J.E. Espino • Post-Crescent staff writer • September 30, 2008 " Appleton's Steve Kagen bucks Democrats as party lines blur | | Appleton Post-Crescent

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen says he put politics and his upcoming re-election campaign aside and voted against the financial bailout plan on Monday because it did nothing to secure the economy.

First spin, he did not put politics aside, he did it exactly for his re-election bid!
It makes complete sense that a freshman Democrat in a tight race, like Kagen, voted against the bill, said David Siemers, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Spin # 2, it doesn't make sense to me, why David?
It is tough medicine to remedy the economy, and he is the only congressional incumbent in the state in a tight race for his seat. Everyone else, including Petri, pretty much had a free vote, Siemers said.

Spin # 3, so tough medicine is pandering to the voters, he's an incumbent, he's the only one? Even Siemers says he is in a tight race!
National polls showed support for the bailout ranging from modest to significant. Just because there is support for action to correct the financial meltdown doesn't mean that voters supported the specific bailout bill that was defeated Monday, Kagen said.

Spin #4, here he sets himself up for a vote later this week. He uses the words "supported the specific bailout bill". They will add pork to the bill or money for ACORN and he will say it is good for the people of Wisconsin. He then will vote "yes" for the bill. I see another flip flop coming.
Siemers says one way or another the federal government will be forced to act.

"If the markets keep going down, it will seem to be the irresponsible thing not to act," he said. "The Republicans might be forced to come on board then."

Did the reporter ask Siemers if Kagen will be forced to vote?

So David, if the government will be forced to act, how come the republicans will be forced on board. Will not Steve Kagen be forced on board also? Will he get credit for voting yes to a pork filled bill?

Will Steve Kagen be irresponsible if he does not act?

Or will Steve Kagen get a pass from the MSM because he is a democrat, no matter what he will or will not do?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Somethings Up

From the Floor Assistant to Republican Leader John A. Boehner.

Looks like something could be voted on.

Round two.

The Majority Leader has announced that the House is scheduled to meet at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2008. Members and staff are advised this is a change from the original House Calendar distributed earlier in the year.

According to the Majority Leader, whether the House will consider the Financial Stabilization Legislation on Thursday has yet to be determined. Stay tuned to future Floor Updates for more information.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Only If It Is A Republican.

Did anyone in the MSM report the error on Dave Hansen, democrat, or was it on purpose left out of the dead tree media?

"Now Sen. Dave Hansen, a Green Bay Democrat, has sent out a campaign flier that credits a pornographic Web site for its rather tame photos of solar panels and hybrid vehicles. A Democratic official said Hansen’s team accidentally put an extra “s” in the Web address, leading to the snafu." JS Online: Judge lets city, county off the hook for good Samaritan’s death

If this was a republican, it would of been front page.

Where is the MSM?

Kagen”Together We Will” Deceive 3

A copy of my post that I did from Kagen Watch.

Third time today. Can we say three times a charm?

From the Chicago Tribune, and another typo error. People, people, people, it's my Congressman. It is Kagen, not Fagen!

"Kagen returns Fannie Mae campaign contribution

Associated Press
1:40 PM CDT, September 28, 2008

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Republicans have been trying to link Rep. Steve Kagen to Fannie Mae, the troubled mortgage giant.

While the Democrat recently received a $1,000 contribution from Fannie Mae, Fagen's campaign says the contribution was returned immediately. According to the Federal Elections Commission, candidates don't have to report donations if they are immediately returned.
" Kagen returns Fannie Mae campaign contribution --

Still no report of the 38 days.

Immediately, means, today, tomorrow, right away, not 38 days later!

Kagen”Together We Will” Deceive 2

A copy of my post that I did from Kagen Watch.

How many more of the MSM ( drive buys) will deceive the people of Wisconsin? Second time today for me.
"Kagen returns Fannie Mae campaign contribution
By Associated Press September 28, 2008 - 2:01 p.m.

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Republicans have been trying to link Rep. Steve Kagen to Fannie Mae, the troubled mortgage giant.

While the Democrat recently received a $1,000 contribution from Fannie Mae, Fagen's campaign says the contribution was returned immediately." "Kagen returns Fannie Mae campaign contribution " by Latest News -- GazetteXtra

Again we see the web reporting but not rally reporting how the Fagen, (sorry they spelled Kagen wrong, I didn't misspell it) campaign says the contribution was returned immediately again. Steve Kagen cannot catch a break. Now they misspell his last name. It has not been a good week for the 8th district congressman.

Will anyone report, question, look into (the contribution was returned immediately) 38 days later?

The voters of the 8th district will see this by the Kagen campaign.

Time to send Steve Kagen back to private practice!

Kagen"Together We Will" Deceive

A copy of my post that I did from Kagen Watch.

In todays JSOnline DIANA MARRERO reports the link between Steve Kagen and Fannie Mae. We the taxpayers are bailing out everyone and their uncle to the tune of 700 Billion and then cannot get a straight answer from the Kagen camp. From the article.
"But Kagen’s campaign says it immediately returned the $1,000 contribution, eliminating the need to report the donation. Candidates don’t have to report contributions if they immediately return them, according to the Federal Election Commission. " JS Online: Kagen returned Fannie Mae’s donation
“It was an unsolicited donation,” spokesman Jake Rubin said in response to questions about why Kagen returned the money.

So they gave back the money immediately.
From dictionary .com.
without lapse of time; without delay; instantly; at once: Please telephone him immediately.

So you receive money on July 23rd
and return it on August 29th
and you say you sent it back immediately.

38 days is immediate? Who is trying to fool who?

Let's see, "the dog ate my homework, my alarm never went off and we immediately gave back the money. Is this called Kagen speak? Does Steve Kagen and his staff think the voters of Wisconsin are suckers and idiots? Why wasn't the 38 day gap mentioned in the article. I give Diana Marrero from JS credit when she gets it right but on this one she dropped the ball or intentionally decided not to question the "immediate" 38 days.

Who is spinning this and who is believing it? Who is trying to deceive who?

The voters of the 8th district need to realize Steve Kagen is only out for himself and not for the people of the 8th district.

Steve Kagen tried to deceive his constituents again,

Steve Kagen needs to go back to private practice.