Saturday, October 25, 2008

My First Fascist Comment

Wow, How cool is this, a fascist comment on my blog. Somebody actually read my blog, Steveegg how cool is this She really worked at it!
"Libby mcLiberal said...

She interviewed McCain today.

Funny, she didn't say to McCain, "You may recognize this famous quote, 'Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power' That's from Benito Mussolini . How are you not being a Fascist when you constantly support corporate interests over actual citizens and endorse citizen funded bail-outs by the State?"

She didn't say to McCain, "You may recognize this famous quote, 'Fascism..believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.' That's from Benito Mussolini. How are you not being a Fascist when you say we will be at war for another hundred years?"

She didn't say to McCain, "You may recognize this famous quote, 'All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it.' That's from Adolf Hitler. How are you not being a Fascist when you incessantly brings up "Joe the Plumber."

She didn't say to McCain, "You may recognize this famous quote, 'Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.' That's from Adolf Hitler. How is Sarah Palin not being a Fascist when she says that "Obama is palling around with terrorists."

She didn't say to McCain, "You may recognize this famous quote, 'The efficiency of the truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of a people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy.' That's from Adolf Hitler. How are you not being a Fascist when you are always concentrating on Al Qaeda as a single enemy.

She didn't say to McCain, "You may recognize this famous quote, 'State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved. This intervention may take the form of control, assistance or direct management..' That's from Benito Mussolini. How are you not being a Fascist when you endorse the bail-out of certain politically connected banks by the State?

WellIi say THIS to Barbara West. You may recognize THIS famous quote, "Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose." That's from Joseph Goebbels. How are you not being a fascist when you ask pointed questions like that!"

Link to my original post.

Honey It' True

My wife didn't believe me when I told her Carol King was in Shawano campaigning for Obama this past week. See earlier post.

Her comment was.

That old hippie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thought I would post the picture.

I must say I love my wife a whole lot.

Love you dear!

You dope smok'n, long haired in your 60's, maggot infested F M types (got that from Rush).

Get a life.

I would love to see barracuda to get her autograph. At least she's real.

Getting Closer

From Drudge.

ZOGBY SUNDAY: Single day of polling, 49% to 46% in favor of Obama... Developing...

Conservative Belief

From Rush 24/7. You really need to spend the .30 cents a day or what it costs for Rush 24/ 7

You know you are a conservative when you hear this spoken and you get mad as hell at the RINO's. I have to remind some or most people I know, "I am a conservative first and republican second. Don't forget.


Rush tells it like I cannot do. Thank you Rush.

RUSH: They don't have to worry about it. That's what J.R. Ewing said, "Once you get rid of the ethics and dignity, the rest is easy."

CALLER: Mmm-hmm.

RUSH: You know, they've gotten away so long as being the caring party; they're the party that cares about the downtrodden. They have destroyed... They have created the downtrodden. Liberalism has created the downtrodden and the unhappy and the miserable, and then the liberals set themselves up as their champions, say, "Only we can fix them because only we care." They don't care. They loathe them! There is contempt, by the way, for these little people. Real compassion... By the way, we have to do a far better job of PR. I'm not denying this. Real compassion is conservatism. Real compassion cares for the individual. Real conservatism wants every individual to be the best he or she can be, with nobody standing in the way.

Let a person use what their God-given talents are, combined with their ambition and their energy and their desire and their dreams, and get out of their way. We want people to amount to the most they want to be and can be. But for those who have a legitimate problem, they have some sort of problem that prevents them from succeeding; we are all for taking care of those people. But we do not want to take normal, healthy Americans and turn them into wards of the state, turn them into dependents. We do not want to look at them with arrogant condescension. We don't look at them and say, "You're worthless. You're stupid. You're not part of the smart group. You can't get anywhere without us." We don't look at people that way. We look at people with respect, hope. You talk about hope? We hope for this country to be the best damn country it can be and you need the best damn individuals for that to happen. Conservatism is about the individual. Liberalism doesn't care about the individual. This is simple. We just have to tell the story about it.

The RINO's will pay for their own mistakes. That also means at the state and local level. Your time and your ilk might as well join the left!

The movement is going forward.


Watching Oceans 11 with the liberal left, Damon, Clooney, Pitt.

What year was the movie Oceans 11 made? And name two stars in the movie!



"Ocean's Eleven (1960) " Ocean's Eleven (1960)

Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr., Lawford, Dinkinsen, Bishop.

I did not know this was a movie in 1960!

Green Bay Press For McCain

Endorsement from the Green Bay Press Gazette. No need for further commentary.

"Editorial: Press-Gazette endorses John McCain for president

October 24, 2008 " Editorial: Press-Gazette endorses John McCain for president | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Eight years ago on the eve of the presidential election, the economy was reeling from the collapse of the dot-com market. A recession either loomed or had already begun. The nation’s voters had a chance to choose a moderate Arizona senator as their new president, but he didn’t advance past the Republican primaries.

Now, another collapse, this time in the mortgage industry, has led to even greater economic uncertainty on election eve. It’s no time to repeat past mistakes; this time voters must choose the candidate with the experience to lead us through the storm.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial board endorses John McCain for president.

There is nothing automatic or routine about this decision, even though this newspaper has usually picked the Republican candidate in recent decades. Our choice follows literally hours of the most heartfelt and deep discussions to accompany an endorsement in many years. In Barack Obama, the Democratic Party has its most compelling nominee in memory.

Strip away the politics, which seem to get nastier with every election cycle, and McCain is correct about Obama: “I have to tell you he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”

In point of fact, both candidates are decent men who don’t deserve the sordid attacks that have been launched against their records, their beliefs and their very characters. Sweep away the chaff, however, and the edge must go to McCain’s long record of working for change and reaching across the aisle to achieve important results.

A senator since 1987, McCain was a major author of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He opposed President Clinton’s military intervention in Somalia, and he joined Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold in working for campaign finance reform.

He was one of only two Republican senators to vote against the 2001 tax cuts favored by President Bush, although he reversed that stance in 2006 when the cuts were extended — noting accurately that opposing the extension was the same as raising taxes.

McCain led a group of 14 moderate senators who preserved the ability of senators to filibuster judicial nominees, but only in “extraordinary circumstances.” Far from foiling the nomination of conservative judges, the compromise aided the confirmation votes for Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Whatever one thinks of the Iraq war, there is no doubt that the troop surge of 2007 achieved its goals of reducing violence and American casualties there, and McCain supported that action from the beginning, even when many senators and presidential candidates were resisting the idea.

McCain also stood for the ideal that America does not condone or endorse torture, and he has questioned the long confinement of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. We are disappointed that he has backed away from those principled positions during the campaign and fervently hope he will revisit them once in office.

These positions reflect McCain's understanding of the President’s solemn authority to commit troops to battle. Certainly McCain's personal biography — in the military and Congress — gives him the edge when it comes to the matter of national security. And what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, is one of the most compelling reasons that John McCain is the more attractive candidate.

“I’m not running for president to be somebody, but to do something; to do the hard but necessary things, not the easy and needless things,” McCain said as he launched his campaign in April 2007, reflecting the philosophy he has followed for two decades in Washington.

Sen. Obama may one day be able to point to a similar record of achievement, but the plain fact is that he has served barely more than half of one term in the Senate. He is an eloquent speaker with great promise as a future leader.

But we also see in McCain someone who shares the bedrock positions of the Press-Gazette — that the government that governs least governs best, that the best tax relief occurs when government spends less, that the American dream is within reach to anyone willing to put in the necessary hard work and commitment.

And that, finally, is why we support John McCain for president.

I Believe John Kerry, NOT

You know John Kerry served in Vietnam.

"John Kerry wants New Deal II
By Jay Fitzgerald
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Backs big fed stimulus" John Kerry wants New Deal II -

The nation’s battered economy needs an old-fashioned “Rooseveltian lift” of regulatory reforms and government spending on the infrastructure, clean energy and other sectors, U.S. Sen. John Kerry said yesterday.

Kerry, facing a re-election challenge from Republican Jeff Beatty, rejected GOP calls for more tax rebates to stimulate the economy, as was done last spring.

“I am for a stimulus package. I am not for a stimulus package that just sends out checks,” said Kerry at a Boston Herald editorial meeting yesterday.

I am for a stimulus package to buy votes is what he meant!

John Kerry served in Vietnam you know.

John Kerry, you are not Franklin Roosevelt.

Biden Surprise, How It Will Work

From Drudge
"Frank envisions post-election stimulus from Democrats

Steve Urbon
By Steve Urbon
Standard-Times senior correspondent
October 24, 2008 6:00 AM"

In a meeting with the editorial board of The Standard-Times, Rep. Frank, D-Mass., also called for a 25 percent cut in military spending, saying the Pentagon has to start choosing from its many weapons programs, and that upper-income taxpayers are going to see an increase in what they are asked to pay.

Do we want to cut the military if Obama is going to be tested?

Biden, Marxist, Obama

Wow, Joe the senator is not too happy! Since WFTV can't show it we need to pass it on!

From Drudge.

West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over.

"I don't know who's writing your questions," Biden shot back.

Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.

"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.

McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."

Here's a link to the interview:

WFTV news director Bob Jordan said, "When you get a shot to ask these candidates, you want to make the most of it. They usually give you five minutes."

Jordan said political campaigns in general pick and choose the stations they like. And stations often pose softball questions during the satellite interviews.

"Mr. Biden didn't like the questions," Jordan said. "We choose not to ask softball questions."

Jordan added, "I'm crying foul on this one."

What did you think of the interview?


"Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden
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WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it's some of the best entertainment he's seen recently. What do you think?

West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.

"Are you joking?" said Biden, who is Obama's running mate. "No," West said." Orlando Sentinel - Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden by Hal Boedeker

Here, here Barbara West at WFTV.

The truth hurts.


1. an adherent of Karl Marx or his theories.
2. of Karl Marx or his theories." marxist definition |

No Fraud here

Fraud, who the heck is calling this fraud?


Posted: 4:28 am
October 25, 2008

Thirteen campaign workers for Barack Obama yesterday yanked their voter registrations and ballots in Ohio after being warned by a prosecutor that temporary residents can't vote in the battleground state.

A dozen staffers - including Obama Ohio spokeswoman Olivia Alair and James Cadogan, who recently joined Team Obama - signed a form letter asking the Franklin County elections board to pull their names from the rolls." BAM STAFFERS PULL THEIR BOGUS OHIO BALLOTS - New York Post

Naw, the most honest campaign ever,

What a joke!

Slow News Day

From B & S. Seems someone directed Dan Bice to do a hit piece or it must be a slow news day.

"Egelhoff the blogger might argue with Egelhoff the candidate

Posted: Oct. 24, 2008
Daniel Bice

Note to all political bloggers: Be careful what you write, because one day you might decide to run for public office.

Consider the case of Jo Egelhoff, the Republican candidate for an open Assembly seat in Appleton.

Before entering the race, she was a regular blogger on, a political Web site that she runs.

Egelhoff has removed everything from her blog. But nothing on the Web ever truly disappears, and a review of her old posts makes one thing clear:

The candidate is not always in line with the blogger.

As a candidate, Egelhoff talks about making the state's schools the best in the nation. As a blogger, she spoke out in favor of eliminating kindergarten for 4-year-olds, shutting down all two-year colleges and restricting pay raises for teachers." Egelhoff the blogger might argue with Egelhoff the candidate -

And then this.
Jonathan Becker, a staff lawyer for the accountability board, said he didn’t talk to the candidate about the issue and isn’t sure who did. But Becker said he can understand why she did what she did.

“The application of the law to that situation,” he said, “is unclear.”

I agree with Owen here.
"“Unclear?” She wrote stuff on a blog in a private capacity. She can change or delete them all she wants. They are HER WORDS. What the hell is “unclear” about that? Is the GAB lawyer hinting that the GAB might start trying to regulate blogging? Scary stuff. " Boots and Sabers - The blogging will continue until morale improves...

So will the "Fairness Doctrine" help correct this for blogger's? What about the MSM? How far will Obama, Doyle and their ilk go to suppress free speech?

How pathetic! Wait and see, the left will do anything.

Go Jo Go. People of Appleton's 57th Assembly District, you need to stand for a good candidate and vote for Jo Egelhoff

Trip To West Bend

Went to Owen and Wendy country for a wedding Friday night.

I lived in West Bend 76 to 79 and 85 to 88. Every time I go back there, the more it keeps changing.

The reception was at the K C hall in Barton. Food was great, drinks were great and to see all our old friends was even better.

Congratulations to Danielle and Kim.

Obama Presidentcy

Is this what life will be under the Obama Presidency?
"Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber
Investigators trying to determine whether access was illegal
Friday, October 24, 2008 8:57 PM
By Randy Ludlow
The Columbus Dispatch
"State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber."

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama.

The 34-year-old from the Toledo suburb of Holland is held out by McCain as an example of an American who would be harmed by Obama's tax proposals.

Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher's driver's license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.

Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department." The Columbus Dispatch : Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber

Where is a government investigation? Oh that's right, spying on republicans is O K!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Stock Market Joke

From Fairly Conservative. This is good
"A little stock market humor
October 23, 2008 at 9:29 pm --by Cindy Kilkenny · 4 Comments

This is fun:

Investment tips for 2008

With all the turmoil in the market today and the collapse of Lehman Bros and Acquisition of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America this might be some good advice. For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks.

Watch for these consolidations in later this year:

1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W R. Grace Co. Will merge and become:
Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2.) Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become:
Poly, Warner Cracker.

3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become:

4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become:
ZipAudiDoDa .

5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become:

6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become:
Fairwell Honeychild.

7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become:

8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become:
Knott NOW!

And finally…

9. Victoria ’s Secret and Smith &Wesson will merge under the new name:
TittyTittyBangBang " Fairly Conservative — To a sufficient degree; in an evenhanded manner.

Pulling Out All The Stops

From the Shawano Leader online.
"King sings Obama’s praises at rally
By Tim Ryan, Leader Reporter

Award-winning singer and songwriter Carole King drew a crowd of about 100 people Thursday who turned out not to hear her sing, but to hear her speak on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

“It’s time to make our world and our country a better place,” King said to an enthusiastic crowd at Angie’s Main Caf/ Thursday afternoon.

King — a four-time Grammy winner best known for her work as a 1970s recording artist — talked about having lived in a rural and heavily Republican area of Idaho for the last 30 years. Much of what she had to say Thursday was clearly directed at Republicans as she encouraged them to consider crossing over and voting for Obama.

“Whatever party we identify with, we’re all Americans,” she said. “So many Republicans realize their party is not necessarily where they want it to be.”

King said she realized it might seem a big leap for some Republicans to vote for a Democrat.

“I have some words of inspiration for you,” she said. “Colin Powell.”

Former Secretary of State under George Bush and a noted Republican, Powell endorsed Obama on “Meet the Press” this week.

King also spoke to the fears of some conservatives that Obama would restrict the rights of gun owners.

“I’m a gun owner and I support responsible hunting,” King said. “Obama does, too. He’s not going to take your guns away.”

King encouraged everyone to vote early if possible, which she noted would make it easier for others to vote on Election Day. She also urged people to volunteer in get-out-the-vote efforts.

King responded to some of the McCain campaign’s criticism against Obama, including that he is a “socialist” who wants to spread the wealth.

“Wouldn’t you say wealth has been redistributed from you to the CEOs?” she said.

King led the audience in a rendition of one of her hit songs — “You’ve Got a Friend” — before greeting fans and Obama supporters individually. Many asked her to sign some of her record albums, as well as Obama campaign signs.

The event, which was publicized on short notice mainly through emails, brought out people from all over the area.

“I’m happy to see so many people here,” said Rosemary Bauknecht of Antigo.

Bauknecht said it wasn’t really a surprise, however, to see so many supporters in a predominantly Republican county.

“I think there’s an undercurrent of support building,” she said. “There are a lot of people who realize we need a change.”

Some of those who came out were there because of King and not necessarily Obama, but Sally Boldig of the town of Morris said it was a little bit of each.

“I’ve loved (King) for a long time,” Boldig said.

As for her vote on Nov. 4, she said, “I haven’t decided yet.”

Pam Laking of Wittenberg said she was both an Obama supporter and a King fan. She said she expected a number of Republican voters would probably agree with King.

“People are starting to think twice,” she said.

David Rand of Richmond said he didn’t understand how some voters could still be undecided. He said King’s appearance was a sort of cheerleading effort, but he said it wasn’t necessary for him.

“I’ve been energized for a while,” he said.

Some attended the event strictly because they back Obama.

“I came because I’m an Obama supporter,” said Bob Bower of Shawano, who added it wasn’t because of King’s appearance. “I’m not sure I know who she is.”

Shawano was the second of 10 stops across the state of Wisconsin that King was making Thursday and Friday. King’s Get-Out-The-Vote Tour for Change is targeting rural areas across the country." Shawano Leader

Sorry, not a Carole King fan. I didn't see anything on Kings visit. Why the secrecy?

Joke Of The Day

From Pine River World News

"No offense intended to my Florida readers...
[The following joke is from the Sofia News Agency, Bulgaria, newswire.]

- - - Florida Voters - - -
FLORIDA: If you think we can't vote, wait till you see us drive.
FLORIDA: If you don't like the way we count then take I-95 and visit one of the other 56 states.
FLORIDA: Relax, Retire, Re-vote.
FLORIDA: This is what you get for taking Elian away from us.
FLORIDA: We don't just cheat in football.
FLORIDA: Once is never enough!
FLORIDA: Don't blame me, I voted for Gore, I think.
FLORIDA: Don't blame me, my vote didn't count."

Pine River World News

Kegan Gard Debate

From the Green Bay Press. Just a couple of comments.
"Kagen-Gard debate reflects their tight race

By J.E. Espino • Gannett Wisconsin Media • October 23, 2008 " Kagen-Gard debate reflects their tight race | | Green Bay Press-Gazette
APPLETON — The second go-around between Democratic incumbent Steve Kagen and GOP foe John Gard is proving to be as tight and competitive as it was two years ago.

Some of the issues from the debate
Where they stand on the issues

Economy: Solutions to lower national debt

Kagen: Retain pay as you go rules, which controls deficit spending and requires lawmakers to disclose any earmarks they sponsor. Live within our means.

Gard: Curb spending.

Didn't Kagen tout pay go in 2006? Didn't he also promise a smaller government, a more ethical, a more hard working congress. We will get more done is what I remember. Even still, how much has he saved the taxpayers of the 8th since 2006. How is your 401 K doing? It's his record he has to show and it doesn't look pretty! Sorry, didn't he raise the minimum wage? I think he did. That sure helped the people at New Page.
Energy policies for affordable utilities

Kagen: Supports policies leading to energy independence, including domestic drilling, investing in renewable energy sources, expanding nuclear facilities, preventing price manipulation. Call for the break up of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries).

Gard: Supports expanding domestic drilling to reduce reliance on foreign oil.

Break up OPEC, It's a good soundbite but just shows Mr. Kagen is reaching Is he running scared? Did Kagen still say he wouldn't drill in ARWR? Drill Baby Drill!
Funding for small farmers

Gard: Provide help with health care and taxes and need good dairy policy. Support domestic drilling to drive down costs.

Kagen: Supported the farm bill, restoring safety net for dairy farmers and providing food assistance and nutrition education.

Safety net for dairy farmers? How many dairy farms are under 50 cow herds in Wisconsin? How much of your tax dollars is being given to these big mega farms? I can see spending some funds to promote exports of Wisconsin's # 1 industry but why do tax payers have to flip the bill. "Food assistance and nutrition education" is code for, spend more tax dollars to give free food to those who choose not to work and pad the teachers pockets.
Global warming

Kagen: Believes human activity has led to global warming. Invest in research to decrease carbon dioxide emission. Engage other nations to solve the crisis. Supported the Great Lakes Basin Compact and voted for Great Lakes Legacy Act.

Gard: Believes global warming has been caused in part by human activity, but it needs further study. Supports proper environmental practices without restraining jobs. Instrumental in bringing windmills off of U.S. 41 past Fond du Lac during time in Legislature.

People are starting to realize that global warming double speak from Steve Kagen is bogus! "Invest in research to decrease carbon dioxide emission" is code for HE WANTS TO TAKE YOUR CAR! First he will give you $6.00 gal gas and then tell you because of the environment we have to take your car away from you!

By the way, how many times did Steve Kagen cough when John Gard was speaking. I will say 18 times. Pass the Vick's 44.

Cross Posted B L

Election, Packers

Good to know even pro athletes make some sense.
From JS Online

"Election chatter fills locker room
Taxes top concern for some Packers
Posted: Oct. 24, 2008

Green Bay - The receivers throw down their cards and start arguing over who is cheating, who really won and who needs to deal next. The rest of the locker-room talk is focused on personal stuff, families, kids or social life. " JS Online: Election chatter fills locker room

"I don't believe in pro-choice," Gbaja-Biamila said. "I don't believe in same-sex marriage. . . . I don't believe you should be punished if you make more (money)."

The issues that matter to the Packers are the same for the rest of us, but taxes come up first. The war in Iraq wasn't mentioned.

"Taxes. There are guys in here talking about them taking 60% in taxes from us," said cornerback Tramon Williams, who is undecided but voted Democratic in the last election, before he was in the NFL. "That's a lot. That point of view I don't like, right there."

Second-year running back Brandon Jackson still remembers the first time he opened his NFL paycheck.

"It was like, what!" Jackson said. "Taxes were almost half."

Wisconsin native and longtime right tackle Mark Tauscher wouldn't say who he was voting for, either, but admitted that he had loved the change in conversation.

"It is such a big election that I think guys are paying attention," he said. "I'm very interested in politics. You know, it's a lot like sports: Constant competition. You have to be prepared for something to come up every week. It's probably the closest arena next to sports.

"And I love getting into arguments. I just listen to what people have to say. And then I'll give my opinion on it and then usually I'll make up some facts to push my point."

Tauscher grinned.

"But really, it really is fascinating to hear different guys' points of view," he said.

Just think, some of these guys make big money. If they got taxed less, what would happen? Ahhhhhhhh, they would spend it! Somebody would benefit from it, Maybe G M, Carver Boat, home builders, Taxes go up, money is tight and you start to get more and more layoffs.

Good Read.

Ranked 8th In State

"Cross country teams to make run at state berths

BY DOUG RITCHAY • of The Northwestern • October 23, 2008 " Cross country teams to make run at state berths | | Oshkosh Northwestern

Local cross country teams make a mad dash to a possible state berth Friday and Saturday and there’s no question the Oshkosh area will have participants in the WIAA state cross country meet at Wisconsin Rapids.

However, there is a $64,000 question and that is, who’s going?

“The boys took second place at the conference meet, running their best races of the season. Sectionals will prove to be a tremendous challenge because Sevastopol, ranked second in state, and Gillett, ranked eighth, are in this toughest state sectional.”

Go Gillett.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dam Proud

Dam proud of son # 2.

Even though they lost to Peshtigo 54 to 22, the boys looked real good at times and real bad at times.

Never saw son # 2 run so fast. Ran down one of the players from the Bull Dogs.

Season over, # 62's last high school football game.

Wish I could of played like him in high school.

He sure didn't get that from me.

Nice job Dave and all the players at Gillett High School, 2008 football.

Kagen, "Together We Will" Read The Green Bay Press Gazette

Seems like Steve Kagen has lost an endorsement. "Together we will" read their editorial.

The paper points out one of Mr. Kagen's downfalls. No follow through and ( not sure how to phrase it ) no gonads! Their quote "but a majority-party freshman in a swing district should be able to get at least a hearing on his top priority."
"Editorial: John Gard has the skills to lead 8th Cong. District

October 23, 2008 " Editorial: John Gard has the skills to lead 8th Cong. District | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Two years ago, this newspaper said John Gard was the better choice to represent Northeastern Wisconsin’s interests in Washington. We still believe that’s true.

Gard, who represented us credibly during 19 years in the Wisconsin Assembly, including two terms as speaker, is back on the 8th Congressional District ballot after allergist Steve Kagen defeated him by a narrow margin in 2006.

Rep. Kagen, D-Appleton, has done an acceptable job, but we think Gard is more attuned to the people of the district.

When he met with the Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial board, Congress had just passed the big bailout bill, which Kagen to his credit voted against. Gard expressed concerns that the bill put too much power in the hands of the treasury secretary, contains no fundamental reform, and places all of the risk with the public and all of the reward with Wall Street chief executive officers.

Wasting no words, Gard called for an investigation and even criminal prosecution in what he described as the corruption scandal at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant mortgage holding companies that were taken over and rescued earlier this summer by the federal government. He faulted the Democratic Congress for not recognizing the warning signs in advance and for not building more accountability into the proposed solution. We share those concerns, although we wish Gard had come out and acknowledged the executive branch also shares some blame.

Gard laid out an agenda in line with the values of Northeastern Wisconsin. For example, he favors alternative and renewable energy research but in the short term advocates a more aggressive pursuit of the fossil fuels that power most of our existing machines; Kagen is a late convert to domestic drilling.

On immigration their positions are remarkably similar — secure the borders first, crack down on illegal entry, and make legal immigration easier to accomplish. But Congress made precious little progress in this area over the past two years, and Kagen is the one who must answer for that.

In fact, it’s hard to state succinctly, “This is what Rep. Kagen did with his two years in Washington.” He did introduce his centerpiece “No Discrimination in Health Care Act” (H.R. 5449), but it was referred to committee and never took another step toward consideration. Sure, it’s hard for a freshman congressman to get a proposal through the House, but a majority-party freshman in a swing district should be able to get at least a hearing on his top priority.

In 19 years John Gard figured out how to get laws passed in Wisconsin, and we remain confident he can take those skills to the federal level.

Thank you Green Bay Press Gazette for coming out with the John Gard endorsement. At least someone in the MSM takes a stand and explains their view. Logical and to the point. What the people of the 8th can understand.

Reading from the P G "In Your Voice" section after the endorsement, the left seems to be a little FLUMMOXED!


When will they say they will drop their subscription of the Green Bay Press? Might be time for conservatives to pick up the paper version again.

Cross posted to B L

"Fond du Lac Smoking Ban

"Fond du Lac Expands Smoking Ban

Updated: Oct 23, 2008 12:02 AM " WBAY-TV Green Bay-Fox Cities-Northeast Wisconsin News: Fond du Lac Expands Smoking Ban

By Matt Smith

Within 90 days, smoking will be illegal in Fond du Lac bars, bowling alleys, and all workplaces.

After two-and-a-half hours of emotional input from residents and an hour of debate among council members, the Fond du Lac City Council approved expanding the city's smoking ban. Restaurants have been under a city smoking ban since 1999.

But first the council agreed to hear residents' thoughts on the proposal -- and a lot of people showed up with opinions.

The smoking ban ordinance passed 4-3.

The City Council approved one amendment which says if the State adopts a statewide smoking ban, the city will enact the state's version.

Several other proposed amendments failed, including holding an advisory referendum and extending the period before the broader smoking ban takes effect.

Bars and other businesses not previously covered by the smoking ban now have 90 days to comply.

Why not ban tobacco too? When the money keeps running out, these do gooders will be crying!

Voter Suppression Case Today

From Uppity Wisconsin
"Voter Suppression Case Today
Posted October 23rd, 2008 by mal contends

The legal fight that is being heard today before a Dane County judge will draw the eyes of the nation on the issue of voter suppression and how the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) should be used by states.

At issue:

Whether the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) has met its obligations to bring Wisconsin into compliance with state and federal election laws, including the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Specifically, the Attorney General is seeking to require that the GAB run HAVA checks on voter registrations received prior to August 6, 2008. (Moritz Law).

The case will hinge on whether HAVA says what the Republican Party and Van Hollen interpret it to mean on the question of establishing the eligibility of voters vis a vis what the text of the statute reads and the GAB's interpretation.

Nationwide, the GOP is attempting to suppress Democratically leaning voters to stave off a landslide defeat, and is unquestionably attempting to use HAVA to this purpose." Uppity Wisconsin | Making Wisconsin Progressive Again

New "Country Store" In Shawano

Nice idea. From the Shawano Leader Online

"Country Store plans move to new building
By Tim Ryan, Leader Reporter

Plans were unveiled Wednesday for a new and larger Country Store Foods in downtown Shawano.

Country Store owner Charlie Harvey, store supplier Supervalu, Inc. and Realtor Terry Hilgenberg presented the plans at a special meeting of the Common Council Wednesday.

“This will be a destination retail location,” Hilgenberg said, noting it would add jobs and spur additional downtown development.

“This is an exciting, realistic and reasonable project that can really take care of our customers,” said Jeff McClure, area marketing director for Supervalu.

“We think we can open a new store within one year,” he said.

Harvey said the new store would continue to feature what area customers have come to expect from the store, especially local brands, which he hopes to expand.

“Never will you see that go,” Harvey said.

McClure stressed that Supervalu’s role in the project was only as support for Harvey.

“We’re not the outside company coming in,” he said. “It’s their business and we work for them.”

McClure said Harvey even chose the location after insisting the store be kept in the downtown area. A market analyst brought in to consider a location ultimately agreed with Harvey’s choice, McClure said.

The 43,000 square foot grocery store — more than double the existing store — would be located just a little south of the existing facility on property currently home to Retail Lumber at 111 W. Richmond Street.

Retail Lumber is moving to a new location in Wescott, Hilgenberg said.

The new location would require closing off Richmond Street between Main and Washington streets, which would become part of the new store’s parking lot.

Though the discontinuation of that street was on the agenda of the Shawano Common Council Wednesday night, the council was not able to take action on it.

The matter has to go to the Plan Commission first with a public hearing.

Property owners in the neighborhood would have to be notified, so the soonest it could go before the Plan Commission would be the commission’s December meeting.

McClure said the new building itself — without any of the amenities inside — would cost about $7.5 million.

He also said the project was unique in at least one respect.

“This is one of only four or five times we have ever come to a city with a downtown project,” he said, explaining most new stores of this size were located near freeways or new subdivision developments on the outskirts of communities.

The project has been in the works for more than two years, McClure said.

McClure said the current store — at 413 South Main St. — is limited by its 20,000 square foot space, insufficient parking and traffic problems for trucks making deliveries.

The new store, he said, “will be up to date with today’s grocery store standards.”

All of the service areas — including meat, produce and bakery — would be expanded, and the store would feature “a full deli lineup” rather than what is now basically only “a deli case.”

The store would also have a walk-in “beer cave” featuring what Harvey said would be “probably any beer that’s in the market.”

As for the current Country Store site, there are currently no plans for its future use, Hilgenberg said, but there is a lot of potential.

Hilgenberg said the development of the new Country Store would likely enhance the development potential of the old property.

“This will have a positive impact,” he said." Shawano Leader

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

To Berry Lakers Mother

Would my mother believe this even after reading it? No, she doesn't even comment about her son's editorials.

If you care about this country it's worth a read.There are not a lot of honest Democrats today but we found at least one. Thank you Mr. Card

"Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights?

by Orson Scott Card

October 20, 2008
An open letter to the local daily paper -- almost every local daily paper in America:

I remember reading All the President's Men and thinking: That's journalism. You do what it takes to get the truth and you lay it before the public, because the public has a right to know.

This housing crisis didn't come out of nowhere. It was not a vague emanation of the evil Bush administration.

It was a direct result of the political decision, back in the late 1990s, to loosen the rules of lending so that home loans would be more accessible to poor people. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were authorized to approve risky loans.

What is a risky loan? It's a loan that the recipient is likely not to be able to repay.

The goal of this rule change was to help the poor -- which especially would help members of minority groups. But how does it help these people to give them a loan that they can't repay? They get into a house, yes, but when they can't make the payments, they lose the house -- along with their credit rating.

They end up worse off than before.

This was completely foreseeable and in fact many people did foresee it. One political party, in Congress and in the executive branch, tried repeatedly to tighten up the rules. The other party blocked every such attempt and tried to loosen them.

Furthermore, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were making political contributions to the very members of Congress who were allowing them to make irresponsible loans. (Though why quasi-federal agencies were allowed to do so baffles me. It's as if the Pentagon were allowed to contribute to the political campaigns of congressmen who support increasing their budget.)

Isn't there a story here? Doesn't journalism require that you who produce our daily paper tell the truth about who brought us to a position where the only way to keep confidence in our economy was a $700 billion bailout? Aren't you supposed to follow the money and see which politicians were benefiting personally from the deregulation of mortgage lending?

I have no doubt that if these facts had pointed to the Republican Party or to John McCain as the guilty parties, you would be treating it as a vast scandal. "Housing-gate," no doubt. Or "Fannie-gate."

Instead, it was Sen. Christopher Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, both Democrats, who denied that there were any problems, who refused Bush administration requests to set up a regulatory agency to watch over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and who were still pushing for these agencies to go even further in promoting subprime mortgage loans almost up to the minute they failed.

As Thomas Sowell points out in a essay entitled "Do Facts Matter?" ( "Alan Greenspan warned them four years ago. So did the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President. So did Bush's Secretary of the Treasury."

These are facts. This financial crisis was completely preventable. The party that blocked any attempt to prevent it was ... the Democratic Party. The party that tried to prevent it was ... the Republican Party.

Yet when Nancy Pelosi accused the Bush administration and Republican deregulation of causing the crisis, you in the press did not hold her to account for her lie. Instead, you criticized Republicans who took offense at this lie and refused to vote for the bailout!

What? It's not the liar, but the victims of the lie who are to blame?

Now let's follow the money ... right to the presidential candidate who is the number two recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae.

And after Fred Raines, the CEO of Fannie Mae who made $90 million while running it into the ground, was fired for his incompetence, one presidential candidate's campaign actually consulted him for advice on housing.

If that presidential candidate had been John McCain, you would have called it a major scandal and we would be getting stories in your paper every day about how incompetent and corrupt he was.

But instead, that candidate was Barack Obama, and so you have buried this story, and when the McCain campaign dared to call Raines an "adviser" to the Obama campaign -- because that campaign had sought his advice -- you actually let Obama's people get away with accusing McCain of lying, merely because Raines wasn't listed as an official adviser to the Obama campaign.

You would never tolerate such weasely nit-picking from a Republican.

If you who produce our local daily paper actually had any principles, you would be pounding this story, because the prosperity of all Americans was put at risk by the foolish, short-sighted, politically selfish and possibly corrupt actions of leading Democrats, including Obama.

If you who produce our local daily paper had any personal honor, you would find it unbearable to let the American people believe that somehow Republicans were to blame for this crisis.

There are precedents. Even though President Bush and his administration never said that Iraq sponsored or was linked to 9/11, you could not stand the fact that Americans had that misapprehension -- so you pounded us with the fact that there was no such link. (Along the way, you created the false impression that Bush had lied to them and said that there was a connection.)

If you had any principles, then surely right now, when the American people are set to blame President Bush and John McCain for a crisis they tried to prevent, and are actually shifting to approve of Barack Obama because of a crisis he helped cause, you would be laboring at least as hard to correct that false impression.

Your job, as journalists, is to tell the truth. That's what you claim you do, when you accept people's money to buy or subscribe to your paper.

But right now, you are consenting to or actively promoting a big fat lie -- that the housing crisis should somehow be blamed on Bush, McCain and the Republicans. You have trained the American people to blame everything bad -- even bad weather -- on Bush, and they are responding as you have taught them to.

If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth -- even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate.

Because that's what honorable people do. Honest people tell the truth even when they don't like the probable consequences. That's what honesty means. That's how trust is earned.

Barack Obama is just another politician, and not a very wise one. He has revealed his ignorance and naivete time after time -- and you have swept it under the rug, treated it as nothing.

Meanwhile, you have participated in the borking of Sarah Palin, reporting savage attacks on her for the pregnancy of her unmarried daughter -- while you ignored the story of John Edwards' own adultery for many months.

So I ask you now: Do you have any standards at all? Do you even know what honesty means?

Is getting people to vote for Barack Obama so important that you will throw away everything that journalism is supposed to stand for?

You might want to remember the way the National Organization of Women (NOW) threw away their integrity by supporting Bill Clinton despite his well-known pattern of sexual exploitation of powerless women. Who listens to NOW anymore? We know they stand for nothing; they have no principles.

That's where you are right now.

It's not too late. You know that if the situation were reversed, and the truth would damage McCain and help Obama, you would be moving heaven and earth to get the true story out there.

If you want to redeem your honor, you will swallow hard and make a list of all the stories you would print if it were McCain who had been getting money from Fannie Mae, McCain whose campaign had consulted with its discredited former CEO, McCain who had voted against tightening its lending practices.

Then you will print them, even though every one of those true stories will point the finger of blame at the reckless Democratic Party, which put our nation's prosperity at risk so they could feel good about helping the poor, and lay a fair share of the blame at Obama's door.

You will also tell the truth about John McCain: that he tried, as a senator, to do what it took to prevent this crisis. You will tell the truth about President Bush: that his administration tried more than once to get Congress to regulate lending in a responsible way.

This was a Congress-caused crisis, beginning during the Clinton administration, with Democrats leading the way into the crisis and blocking every effort to get out of it in a timely fashion.

If you at our local daily newspaper continue to let Americans believe -- and vote as if -- President Bush and the Republicans caused the crisis, then you are joining in that lie.

If you do not tell the truth about the Democrats -- including Barack Obama -- and do so with the same energy you would use if the miscreants were Republicans -- then you are not journalists by any standard.

You're just the public relations machine of the Democratic Party, and it's time you were all fired and real journalists brought in, so that we can actually have a daily newspaper in our city. " Would the Last Honest Reporter Please Turn On the Lights

Character is doing something good when no one is watching!

McCain / Palin Up 75 Points

From the Berry Laker College Survey Center
Berry Lake — Less than two weeks before the election, a new poll shows John McCain with a 75-point lead over Barack Obama in Wisconsin.

The Berry Laker College Survey Center telephone poll was conducted between Oct. 9 and Friday. It is the fifth poll this month to show McCain / Palin with a double-digit lead in Wisconsin. The poll was taken from four calls to the Berry Lake area and showed the vote total at three for McCain to one for Obama. The previous months poll showed a dead heat having Obama and McCain with two votes each.

Anyone can do a poll and if some people will believe the left leaning polls, that is their problem. How dumb can some people be? I guess pretty STUPID!

St. Norbert's polling is a bunch of left leaning propaganda polling anyway. When will God fearing people take back St. Norbert's?

Can we say Bradley effect?

St. Norbert College, can we compare your numbers on Nov. 5th?

The following was from the G B Press.
"Obama leads by 13 points in latest state poll

The Associated Press • October 22, 2008 " Obama leads by 13 points in latest state poll | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

MADISON — Less than two weeks before the election, a new poll shows Barack Obama with a 13-point lead over John McCain in Wisconsin.

The St. Norbert College Survey Center telephone poll was conducted between Oct. 9 and Friday. It is the fifth poll this month to show Obama with a double-digit lead in Wisconsin.

Halloween Joke, How True This Is

From a friend on e mail

Is This The Joe Biden Moment

Quote from Rush.

From Joe Biden.

Tell you what, and mark my words. Within the next -- first six months of this administration, if we win, we're gonna -- we're gonna face a major international challenge, because they're going to want to test him, just like they did young John Kennedy. They're going to want to test him,
"Link To Rush Biden Hides After Guaranteeing Enemies Will Test a Weak Obama

Is this what Joe Biden meant by "They're going to want to test him."

Let us not forget what happened in the 90's which gave us 9 /11!

Is this what we want when we vote Nov. 4th?

I don't think another 9 / 11 is out of bounds!

Now is not the time for Obama and Biden!

Favre Says He Didn't

From the New York Post

Post Staff Report
Last updated: 6:11 pm
October 22, 2008
Posted: 1:51 pm
October 22, 2008

An angry Brett Favre spent most of his weekly press conference today admitting he talked to Lions president Matt Millen but denying he gave him any information that would have helped against the Packers six weeks ago.

"I'm sure his intentions were to fish me for information. and to just ask me how we attacked them last year," Favre said of Millen's phone call to him. "We attacked them pretty good.

"I didn't give him any game plan. I haven't been in that offense in over a year. I don't know what else to tell you. It was pretty simple."


Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Sunday that "Earlier this year, Brett Favre called the Detroit Lions, starting off with (former GM) Matt Millen and then the coaching staff and gave them a 90-minute dissertation on every single thing that the Green Bay Packers do on offense."

Favre said it was Millen who called him, invited him hunting in nearby Bethlehem, Pa., where Millen lives, and that football was discussed.

Favre said it was a 15-20 minute conversation during his ride home from the Jets New York Jets ' training facility in Florham Park.

"To be spending whatever amount of time giving away another game plan is totally not true," Favre said. "It's ridiculous from both sides. It's unfair for this team. It's unfair for those guys up there (in Green Bay) trying to play, too."

Favre, clearly agitated, said he recalled completing 22 straight passes in the first meeting with the Lions last season, but claimed he did not provide more detail than the fact his team used a spread formation in that game.

"I don't want to make this any bigger than it is," Favre said. "I can assure you it wasn't anything."

Favre said former players and coaches exchange information all the time -- "It happens more than you know" -- and claimed he would not go out of his way to harm the Packers, who traded him to the Jets during training camp after rejecting his comeback attempt in favor of Aaron Rodgers.

Favre said players are not being "brainwashed" but maybe told to think he has that agenda.

"I wouldn't say [there's] anger as much as 'Here we go again,'" Favre said. "I wish those guys well in Green Bay. I have a lot of friends, not only as far as teammates are concerned but coaches and just people in general there.

"It's unfortunate the way some of the things went down this offseason. No hard feelings. I'm happy to be here. I'm tryin to get ready for the Chiefs.

"Believe me, I'm trying my best to help this team win, the New York Jets. I'm spending no time trying to make sure the Packers lose. I've got enough on my plate, believe me."

The Packers defeated the Lions, 48-25, on Sept. 14.

Favre, who speaks to the media once a week on Wednesdays, spent the first 16 minutes of an 18-minute press conference talking about the Lions report. He then answered two football-related questions and departed.

Favre also said it was Cowboys QB Tony Romo who called him for advice after breaking his finger, not the other way around.

"Let me clarify this: I did not call the Lions nor did I call Tony Romo. I don't know what else to tell everyone. I'm not calling people."

Glazer defended what he wrote.

"I stand by my story 1,000 percent," Glazer told The Associated Press. "I guess Brett and I will just agree to disagree on certain things. The way I do my work, I don't go on what just one person told me. I investigated this fully and for quite some time. I spoke with several sources, and when I go with something, I make sure it's dead-on. I think my track record speaks for itself."

Menominee Casino

Since I live nine miles from the Menominee Casino in Keshena, I thought this was interesting. Looks like they will wait longer for the Kenosha casino

From J S Online

"WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2008, 3:20 p.m.
By Don Walker
Menominee to U.S.: Suspend casino review

In a letter sent today to U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, the Menominee Indian tribe has asked that he temporarily suspend consideration of the tribe's application for a Kenosha casino and entertainment center.

"We are taking this extraordinary step because it has come to our attention that, in what are now the final days of the Bush Administration, Secretary Kempthorne's office is responding to political pressure and is about to issue a hasty, arbitrary and capricious end-of-term disapproval of our long-pending application," Lisa S. Waukau, chairman of the Menominee Tribe, wrote in a letter to George Skibine, assistant secretary for Indian affairs at the Department of the Interior.

Waukau wrote that the tribe wanted its application to be given fair and impartial consideration, "and we are now confident that we cannot receive such consideration from Secretary Kempthorne."

Evan Zeppos, a spokesman for the tribe, said members of the tribe had received indications that the application would be rejected after a series of discussions with Bureau of Indian Affairs officials. The BIA is part of the Department of Interior. Those discussions occurred within the past 10 days.

Kempthorne could not be reached for comment.

Kempthorne has never been a fan of off-reservation casinos. This year, he has killed at least 11 such applications.

The Kenosha casino, now estimated to cost $1 billion, would be built at the site of the Dairyland Greyhound Track, just off I-94 in Kenosha County. Casino-entertainment proponents say the complex would create 3,000 jobs and billions of dollars in new revenue. The Mohegan tribe tribe is the financial muscle and partners in the Menominee's efforts to build the casino complex.

In a separate press release, Zeppos said that, if Kempthorne rejects the Menominee application, "we are nonetheless prepared for other outcomes."

"The tribe has a number of avenues at its disposal to fight an illegal and inappropriate rejection and is strongly committed to pursuing them."

The project was first proposed nearly five years ago. Even if Kempthorne approves the project, the casinso must still be approved by Gov. Jim Doyle." JS Online: NewsWatch

Wisconsin Sixth District Assembly Seat

I guess I should speak about our areas 6th Assembly seat. Most will be line by line comments on my part.

From the Shawano Leader online edition.
"Tauchen, Powers face off in AARP forum
By Tim Ryan, Leader Reporter

The two candidates for the state’s Sixth District Assembly met for the first time Tuesday afternoon at a forum sponsored by the Shawano Chapter of the American Association of Retires Person.

Incumbent State Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) is facing John Powers of Wittenberg in the Nov. 4 election.

The forum gave each of the candidates 10 minutes to present tell the 30 or so who attended a little about themselves and why they were running for the seat before breaking for dinner." Shawano Leader
Tauchen said his first two years in the Assembly have been “a great experience,” but said there were still critical issues to address.
O K.
At the forefront, he said, were jobs and the economy.
“It comes back to pocketbook issues for all of us,” he said.
Tauchen said he wanted to encourage business growth and help provide job training and he emphasized growth in environmentally friendly industries.

"Growth in environmentally friendly industries", translation, code word for higher subsidies for ethanol producers and a higher corn subsidies for ethanol. Wants more mandates instituted on the people of the 6th district. You need to give more of your money to ethanol producers. Whats next, wind farms in the area? Why do we have to spend tax dollars on ethanol?
“It’s important for the state to get into the green energy business,” he said.
Again, it's important to give more tax dollars to the ethanol harlots. Take off the mandates and remove corn subsidies and let ethanol stand on it's own. If it's that good, it will sell by itself.
Tauchen also said health care is a big issue and he said he favors health care that is “consumer driven.”
Standard issue answer.
Tauchen said he is running again for the same reason he ran in 2006.

“I believe good policy needs to be common sense, provide opportunities for people, and provide for a better way of life,” he said.
Ethanol is not good policy.
Powers, a former teacher, talked about his background, which included his experience as a Vietnam veteran.

On becoming a teacher, he said, “I’ve always felt the work you do should always help society.”
"Help society" is code for spread the wealth! Help society could be mistaken for socialism.
Powers drew at least one sharp difference with Tauchen, saying he would have supported the Hospital Assessment Plan that Tauchen opposed.
No knowledge on this plan but will look into it.
Powers said he would also support a statewide smoking ban because the majority of Wisconsin residents polled have expres- sed their support of it.
Wow, why not just shut business down. People should have a choice to eat, drink or smoke where ever they want! Why not ban tobacco? Wacko!
“They told you what they want done,” he said.
Who told who what. I could give this a guy a poll that accepts smoking. Look at Fon du Lac, they' re fighting these stupid bans.
He linked the proposed smoking ban to the health care issue.
Hey, ban tobacco. Can't lose the revenue hey?
“How can we deal with health care if we don’t deal with the primary reason for health care costs?” he said.
Sure sure let's just go to SOCIALIZED medicine.
Though running as a Democrat, Powers said he had no “political agenda,” and would hold listening sessions if elected to seek input from the taxpayers.
Sure no agenda. Ban smoking, socialized medicine, listing sessions, all talk no action, wow, can't wait.
Powers criticized the partisan nature of politics, here in Wisconsin as well as at the federal level.
Wow, Mr. Powers, let me explain what partisan means, standing up for the people of Wisconsin. Most do not roll over when Jim Doyle tells you what to do .
“We’re better than what’s gone on,” he said.
Roll over and suck up to the dems in Madison? Not sure what this guy meant by this.
Powers wrapped up his comments with three minutes to spare and opened the floor to questions, but none were asked.
What no comments? Why vote for someone who doesn't say what they stand for! Wow, opened the floor to no questions? IMPRESSIVE!
Attendees, however, had an opportunity to talk with both candidates during dinner.
Good cover up for a democrat. Did he open the floor to his lunch also?
Program director Jim Peterson, who organized Tuesday’s event, said it was a good opportunity to “get something of interest to all of our members.”

Who would I vote for? Well I think I would vote for ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,! I'm not a republican, I am a conservative!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kagen "Together We Will" Not Support You

From Diana Marrero at the JSOnline All Politics.

Wow, some one else noticed Steve Kagen's foot problem.

"Esquire snubs Kagen, Sensenbrenner
By Diana Marrero
Tuesday, Oct 21 2008, 05:28 PM

In Wisconsin’s eighth congressional district, the magazine snubbed Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Appleton) in favor of Republican challenger John Gard.
“This Green Bay rematch promises to be close, not least because freshman Kagen manages to stick his foot in his mouth with regularity,” the magazine’s staffers write. “His lack of political experience - he's an M.D. - was a selling point in 2006; this time, it looks like a liability against Gard, the former state assembly speaker.”In Wisconsin’s fifth congressional district, the magazine notes that Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) has no major party opponent. The magazine’s solution – “Write in candidate please.” " Congress - All Politics

Link to Esquire

Does Mr. Kagen need a podiatrist? No support here!

Cross Posted B L


Steve Kagen, Every time John Gard zing's him he had to cough.

Kagen Gard Debate

New Page

People in Kimberly and Niagara lost their jobs under Kagen!

Kagen, clear your throat again!

Kagen Gard Debate

I tried to live blog but couldn't keep up, sorry.

Could Kagen stop clearing his throat when john is talking.

Is he getting a little testie?

08 Election and Ethanol

From the Appleton Post Crescent letters to the ethanol.
"Letters: Ethanol mandate hurting consumers

October 21, 2008 " Letters: Ethanol mandate hurting consumers | | Appleton Post-Crescent

Why are all the Fox Valley gas stations putting ethanol in their premium fuel?

The taxpayer is being ripped off by these distributors with higher fuel costs and now they're watering down the premium fuel we put in our cars, motorcycles, lawnmowers, etc.

Ethanol is detrimental to these engines. We can thank the Department of Agriculture, the farmers and our politicians for taking away our freedom of choice. With the economic conditions in this country now, the ethanol mandate and subsidy has got to stop. Write your congressman and senators.



Last name of Joe was omitted from my blog.

Here, here Joe. I might not have a problem with some corn subsidy, sorry, can't say that! If ethanol is so good for gasoline then let ethanol stand by itself. If people want to buy ethanol filled gasoline, good. Let them make their own choice.

I would tell you of a major chain that sells real gasoline along side ethanol filled gasoline but I'm afraid word would spread to Madison and they would blackmail them into going 100% ethanol. You would not believe the better gas mileage I get with real 100% no ethanol gasoline. Also, you wouldn't believe how busy those stations are across Wisconsin. Oh, by the way, sorry won't tell you who they are. That reminds me I got to go to Fleet Farm this weekend.

We need no corn subsidies for ethanol producers or to farmers that sell to those producers. Corn is for food and not gasoline. Politicians , can you hear the voters, no mandates.

If our politicians don't understand no mandates then maybe we should vote someone else to office. What do we have to lose? Maybe no mandates on ethanol.

Every vote counts! Maybe not this election but it will catch up to them.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oconto County Future Revenue

"Local ATV trail systems offer expanding riding opportunities

By Luke Laggis
City Editor" News

It wasn’t long ago that Oneida County’s ATV community had no trails to call home. To the south, Lincoln and Langlade counties were opening new trails and establishing connections to existing trails, but Oneida County went without.

In 2002, a group of interested people came together behind the idea of building a trail on the Oneida County Forest. From those meetings the Oneida County ATV Association was born and the seed for local trails was planted.

Harden said the WATVA and its member clubs are working hard to expand the riding opportunities in the northeastern part of the state. He said he’s hoping to establish connections between Langlade and Oconto counties and Oconto and Marinette counties. Marinette County already connects with Florence County, which connects with trails in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. If all goes well, Oneida County ATVers will be able to ride from the trailhead on Bowman Road through most of the northeastern portion of the state and into Upper Michigan, where the network of trails is even more extensive.

It would be nice if ATV trails could spread to south of Gillett and maybe Green Bay on part of the Mountain Bay.It would sure help the local economy. To those that can imagine revenue coming to Oconto county, everyone should be open minded!

Why Blacks Are Voting For Obama

"Why are blacks voting for Obama?

By James T Harris

Story Created: Oct 19, 2008 "
"Howard Stern proves my point. This race is about race. Listen close, haters. Then explain the stupidity." Why are blacks voting for Obama? | Newsradio 620 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Talk, Sports, Weather | James T. Harris

Sorry I am not an internet geek so I cannot copy the link that Mr.. Harris has on his post.

You need to go to his post and play the link from Howard Stern.

James T. Harris. You need to run for office! Milwaukee needs you!

Dave Hansen, Wisconsin, Receives Abortion Endorsement

From Steven Walters
"13 groups target legislative races with independent campaigns
By Steven Walters
Monday, Oct 20 2008, 02:01 PM"
"*Planned Parenthood Advocates, of Madison, supports five Senate Democrats and 10 Assembly Democrats, and opposes one Senate Republican (Chad Fradette in Green Bay). Planned Parenthood Votes, of New York City, supports two Senate Democrats and six Assembly Democrats." 13 groups target legislative races with independent campaigns - All Politics

Wisconsin 30th Senate District

Don't blame me. I'm just reporting the news. Planned parenthood is against Chad Fradette which means they are for Dave Hansen. They made the endorsement not me! I know those in my family feel the same as planned parenthood! Pathetic for people who call themselves Catholics.


Time to send Dave Hansen packing.

Where's The MSM

Mark Foley, Tim Mahoney. Same district in Florida. And the press is no where to be found!

"Mahoney's wife files for divorce

By Kit Bradshaw (Contact), Tyler Treadway (Contact)
Originally published 03:39 p.m., October 20, 2008
Updated 08:11 p.m., October 20, 2008 "

Mahoney's wife files for divorce : Treasure Coast : TCPalm

PALM BEACH GARDENS — In divorce papers filed Monday, the wife of Congressman Tim Mahoney claims her husband “recently sold jointly owned real property” moved the proceeds to an account in his name and “dissipated funds from said account.”

Terry Ellen Mahoney also claims that in the last two years Tim Mahoney “dissipated marital assets” and asks for a full accounting of the transactions so that she can collect her share.

Tim Mahoney, who has admitted to “numerous” affairs, said he paid Patricia Allen of Hobe Sound, a former staffer with whom he was romantically linked, $121,000 out of his own pocket to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit Allen threatened.

What's the difference between Foley and Mahoney?

The only difference, he's a democrat and the press won't touch him!

The press will eventually catch up with themselves and it won't be pretty!

Kagen Camp, My Oh My

My oh my, that didn't take long.

In less then twenty four hours the Kagen camp put Steve's NRA endorsement back on his web site.

My, right in the center of the web page dated October 20th.

Did someone get scared and rushed to put it back on? Did it have anything to do with getting gun owners a little mad? Hummmmmmmm!

Here is the Kagen web site.

Kagen for Congress web sit

To Mr. Kagen and his staff. If you need us to keep your web site up to date please give us a call. We'd be happy to help.

On second thought, We have a hard time figuring out what is truth and what is a lie. The stories keep changing almost on a daily basis. And then we clean up the mess and don't even get paid for it.

My oh my!

Cross posted to B L

No Voter Fraud Here

From the New York Post.

Posted: 4:51 am
October 20, 2008

Four well-heeled New York Democrats are under investigation by an Ohio prosecutor for setting up a temporary home in the swing state - where two have already cast their ballots - just so that their votes will be counted there, The Post has learned.

The targets of the probe - including the daughter and son-in-law of a New York City real-estate titan, a former New York Sun reporter and a Bank of New York Mellon executive - are connected to Vote From Home, a Manhattan-based political action committee set up to get voters to the polls in Ohio, where residents are allowed to cast ballots 29 days before Election Day, investigators said.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

NRA Members And Gun Owners

From a Post I did at Kagen Watch

Concerning the Wisconsin 8th district for Congress.

Two things.

One, Steve Kagen changed the format of his web site. No big deal.

Two, thirteen days ago Steve Kagen had his own press release of the NRA supporting him in this election on Kagen 4 Congress. As of today it is gone from the website.

Did he take it off because he was getting flak from the anti gun crowd or did he take it off to tell gun owners he is playing them for fools just to get votes, "they won't figure it out, they are really dumb, gun owners are a bunch of saps".

If you own a gun, Steve Kagen is taking you for a fool.

How does it feel to be used? Steve Kagen is calling gun hunters a bunch of patsy's.You gun owners will believe anything." I can't believe they sucked that up" what Kagen probably said ,

If your a gun owner you need to think about this and tell everyone Steve Kagen thinks your a fool. If he forgot about you already, What's to say he will listen to the anti gun crowd more than gun owners on the next vote in Congress.

How long before Kagen votes to take your guns away?

I will link to my own blog to show what was on his web site as of tonight.

Link to Kagen 4 congress web site post.

Gun owners, send Steve Kagen back to private practice.

NRA And Gun Owners, A bunch Of Fools

From Steve Kagen's for Congress web site. The following is what Kagen has for press releases for his campaign.

Please excuse the long post. If you want to read the following, Steve Kagen used to have a NRA endorsement on his web site and now it's gone. Steve Kagen is telling NRA members and gun owners he used them just to get votes and took it off because the anti gun wacko's told him to get rid of it. We gun owners are a bunch of fools or are we?

If your a gun owner and you care please scroll to the bottom.

News Reports

Appleton’s Steve Kagen bucks Democrats as party lines blur [Appleton Post-Crescent]

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

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.

“Nothing good happens fast, so let’s not rush to judgment,” said Kagen, of Appleton, shortly after he helped vote down the $700 billion emergency bailout package.

Kagen was the lone Democrat from the Wisconsin delegation against the banking rescue. He joined an unusual coalition of Democrats and Republicans, including Republicans Tom Petri of Fond du Lac and Jim Sensenbrenner of Menomonee Falls, in casting dissenting votes…

Kagen says it came down to this: He was elected to represent the best interest of families in the 8th Congressional District, not those of Wall Street. He said constituents in his district made it clear they were against the legislation over the past several days…

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.

After consulting with economists and financial experts, Kagen concluded the proposed bill did not offer relief to homeowners.

“The economic crisis started with the collapse of the housing bubble. Until we address the housing situation and find a pricing floor, we will be unable to take a step forward,” Kagen said.

The public shouldn’t be worried they’re going to lose everything they have. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which insures bank deposits, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which regulates the stock market, have the to maintain stability in the economic system.

“The FDIC can immediately offer reassurance and calm the fears of everyone by guaranteeing that every taxpayer will have their money safe and sound in every bank and every financial institution,” he said. “The SEC can change its accounting rules today.”

Read the full article on the Post-Crescent website

State reaction to bailout: ‘No and hell, no’ [Green Bay Press-Gazette]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008


By Ellyn Ferguson

WASHINGTON — “Bailout” is a dirty word in the Badger State.

Just ask Wisconsin lawmakers who’ve gotten hundreds of calls, letters, e-mails and faxes — mostly from angry constituents upset by the Bush administration’s $700 billion proposal to rescue the financial services industry.

The feedback is especially striking because it appears to be spontaneous and not the product of an organized campaign, lawmakers and staffers said.

“Resoundingly, they are saying two things: No and hell, no,” said Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton. He’s gotten about 500 letters from people in the 8th Congressional District…

Petri, Kagen and Wisconsin Sens. Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold said they believe something must be done to keep credit flowing and the economy working. They say whatever plan is developed must balance protections for taxpayers with efforts to revive the economy…

Kagen’s economic advisory council — a cross section of business people and academics — has told him “the (financial) crisis is real and Congress has to come up with a real solution.”

Kagen thinks a final plan should include prosecution of any criminal acts that may have contributed to companies’ financial woes, as well as new regulations to prevent a recurrence of the current credit problems.

“I’d like to be able to take a document home and review it with experts back home (before voting),” Kagen said.

Read the full article on the Green Bay Press-Gazette website

A comprehensive national energy policy will lead to a better future [ column]

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008


By Steve Kagen

The column below reflects the views of the author, and these opinions are neither endorsed nor supported by

To solve our crippling crisis of impossible gasoline prices that are over $4 per gallon, we need a comprehensive national energy strategy, and we need leaders who are on our side – not Big Oil.

Where is this administration’s energy plan?

This crisis was totally predictable and unfortunately it is forcing every family, every business, and governments at every level to operate in a perpetual state of “crisis planning.” In fact, today’s impossible gas prices are threatening the survival of major manufacturers and small businesses alike, even as ongoing speculation in oil futures remains unrestrained. The truth is there is no shortage of fuel — we just don’t have the money in our pockets to buy the energy we need.

There is a better way of doing things. Although alternative energies won’t be ready to meet our needs for a number of years, we can’t just wait any longer to make plans for our energy independence. We need to start producing more of our own energy right now. If we want to keep more of our money at home, support the U.S. economy and provide American jobs, then we must produce more of our own oil and gas.

It is time to say “No!” to the campaign cash handed out by Big Oil’s corporate lobbyists and other special interests. The first priority is to stop pointing fingers and instead join hands to create a comprehensive national energy plan — not behind closed doors, but right here in the open. For months, I have advocated the following steps.

  • Drill for new oil and natural gas in America. Our nation has substantial untapped oil reserves, both under federal lands already leased to oil companies and offshore in U.S. territory.
    With appropriate safeguards - like giving states the right to decide if they will allow drilling off of their shores - these reserves should be drilled, and the oil extracted from them should be made available to American citizens first.
  • Invest in renewable energy. We must move beyond fossil fuels toward renewable sources of energy. Washington’s role should include promoting millions of new jobs with tax incentives for U.S. companies investing in this new technology.
  • Prevent price manipulation. Stopping unfair speculation in the oil markets can immediately lower the price of gas at the pump and provide families and small business with relief. Also, I have called on the President and his allies to sell a portion of our Strategic Petroleum Reserve on the domestic market to instantly increase supply and cut gas prices.

These three steps are fundamental to the success of an independent energy future for America and will create millions of new jobs.

In the coming days, Congress will take up a comprehensive energy package that will provide relief for consumers, end our dependence on foreign oil, create millions of jobs and grow our economy. We must promote efficiency and invest in renewable sources of energy, responsibly increase domestic supply by opening portions of the Outer Continental Shelf for drilling, with appropriate safeguards, and without taxpayer subsidies to oil companies and require the oil companies to pay the billions of dollars they owe in royalties to invest in clean energy resources.

It is my hope that this will be a bipartisan energy bill that addresses all of these concerns. I look forward to joining my Democratic and Republican colleagues in Congress to try a different approach: working together on a legislative solution. It requires compromise, and in the legislative process, that’s how things get done.

None of this will be easy, and some of it won’t be quick. The time is right to craft a national energy policy that allows working families in Wisconsin to spend less of their money padding the bank accounts of oil executives — and more of it on themselves. By working together, we will build an energy independent future for all of us.

– Kagen, a Democrat, represents Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District.

As published on the website

Kagen Brings NewPage Workers’ Stories to Washington [WBAY-TV]

Thursday, September 11th, 2008


By Sarah Thomsen

While both NewPage mills in Kimberly and Niagara sit quiet now, halfway across the country the mills are still creating noise.

It’s only been a couple days since the mill in Kimberly produced its last roll of paper, putting 475 people out of jobs. Since news of the plant’s closure, workers and even lawmakers rallied to keep it open, and now to reopen it.

Wednesday night that fight went all the way to Washington.

“I rise this evening to present some of the stories from Northeast Wisconsin, a region of the country known as Paper Valley,” Representative Steve Kagen said.

With blown-up photographs of families standing behind him, Kagen stood on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Kagen, who represents Kimberly and Niagara workers as an 8th District Congressman, is trying to put a name and face on the now jobless paperworkers to show other lawmakers what’s happening back in Northeast Wisconsin.

Read the full article on the WBAY-TV website…

Federal agency to hold hearing on foreign paper imports [Appleton Post-Crescent]

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008


By Ellyn Ferguson

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Kagen plans to testify next month at an International Trade Commission hearing on behalf of paper-making company Appleton, which is pressing for federal action against what it says is damaging and unfair competition from Chinese companies.

“I’ll be bringing up some pertinent examples of damages incurred by illegal paper being dumped into our marketplace,” Kagen said Tuesday…

Kagen said he will deliver remarks on the House floor this week detailing the effects of the Kimberly Mill closing on individual families.

Read the full article on the Post-Crescent website

Photos: Thousands rally to try to keep Kimberly NewPage mill open [Appleton Post-Crescent]

Sunday, September 7th, 2008


KIMBERLY — NewPage Corp. workers won’t go quietly when their paper mill shuts down Monday, and Saturday they, their families, friends and community showed they aren’t ready to give up the fight.

A crowd of well over 3,000 people, from elderly in wheelchairs to young parents pushing babies in strollers, descended on Memorial Park to demonstrate “Papermaker Pride” and lend their support in the shadow of the big blue building that means so much to Kimberly…

Click here for a gallery of photos from the rally

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, said he will take those signatures to the International Trade Commission when he testifies Oct. 2. Kagen told the crowd NewPage’s shutdown is an example of corporate greed and unfair and unbalanced trade deals that have been sending U.S. jobs overseas. “We’re only here today because of a failed trade policy.”

Kagen is also one of four Wisconsin members of Congress to request a meeting with John Snow, chairman of Cerberus Capital Management, NewPage’s owner, to discuss the closing and potential buyers…

Read the full article on the Post-Crescent website

Kagen launches 2nd-term campaign [Shawano Leader]

Thursday, August 21st, 2008


By Tim Ryan
U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.) stopped in Shawano Tuesday as part of a campaign swing officially marking the start of his re-election bid to the 8th Congressional District.

Kagen will once again face Republican John Gard, who lost to Kagen when both ran for the vacant seat in 2006.

More than 70 people crowded into American Legion Post 117 for Kagen’s appearance.

“We’re here in the legion to commemorate the service of our veterans,” said Kagen, who then asked veterans in attendance to stand for a round of applause.

Kagen said the government needed to continue to guarantee benefits for veterans.

“You covered our backs in harm’s way and we have to cover your backs at home,” Kagen said.

Kagen told the crowd he expected a tough race against Gard.

“We need your support more than ever,” he said.

Kagen, who is in his first term as congressman, said he found there is sometimes a skeptical attitude in Washington toward freshman lawmakers from the 8th Congressional District.

“You’re not really here until you’re re-elected,” he said.

The 8th Congressional District has traditionally gone Republican, except for a few one-term Democrats who were elected.

Kagen quoted Robert F. Kennedy in saying the election rides on questions of what kind of a nation we want to be and what direction we want to take.

“We have to turn this country around,” Kagen said.

Kagen highlighted the bipartisan success in saving Senior Care during his first term and the implementation of Homeland Security recommendations made by the 9-11 Commission.

He said another priority is expanding the middle class.

“We need tax breaks for the middle class and higher-wage jobs,” he said…

Read the rest of this article on the Shawano Leader website

In visit to Rhinelander, Kagen hits back on off-shore drilling [The Daily News]

Thursday, August 21st, 2008


By Giles Morris

U.S. Congressman Steve Kagen (D-Appleton) is campaigning hard for re-election in his race with Republican John Gard. He visited Rhinelander on Wednesday afternoon to discuss his platforms on energy policy, healthcare, and the war in Iraq, during a busy sweep of the territory he represents.

Gard has attacked Kagen’s energy policies and accused Kagen of being a Washington insider disconnected from the needs of his constituents.

One of the most contentious partisan issues in Congress over the past month has been off-shore oil drilling, something both Kagen and Gard say they support.

“Yesterday I had a conversation with (Speaker of the House Nancy) Pelosi and we’ve convinced her that we need to present a bill that supports off-shore drilling,” Kagen said.

Republicans in the House and Senate have pushed aggressively for lifting barriers to off-shore drilling while Democrats have advocated for employing a variety of tactics to offset high fuel prices, including some off-shore drilling, renewable energy and nuclear power. The fact is that members of both parties are scrambling to show that they stand with their hurting constituents on the issue of rising gas prices and almost all of them are advocating the pursuit of a wide menu of options.

Gard has also accused Kagen of being unwilling to meet him in a public debate. Kagen refuted the claim, saying his obligations as a representative have made for other priorities, including a recent visit to Iraq.

“I’m proud to have the honor of representing John and nearly 700,000 other constituents. We know what John’s ideas are and he’s doing a good job of misrepresenting my work to the public while he does the work for big oil companies,” Kagen said.

Gard proposes a wide-scale increase in off-shore oil drilling and opening up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska. Kagen said he would first prioritize pushing oil companies to drill on land they already lease.

“We have an estimated 100 to 200 billion barrels of oil under 68 million acres that are already under lease to oil companies and available for drilling,” Kagen said.

Kagen also advocates to the rapid development of natural gas resources in states like Arkansas where massive deposits have been discovered recently.

Read the rest of this article on The Daily News website

Kagen promises change [Appleton Post-Crescent]

Thursday, August 21st, 2008


Appleton Democrat now running as favorite in 8th District rematch

By Ed Lowe

APPLETON — When allergist Steve Kagen edged John Gard to represent the Republican-leaning 8th Congressional District in 2006, his winning campaign was all about change.

Two years later, he and Gard are renewing the battle, each offering different versions of what has become, by every appearance, a dearly precious political commodity: Change.

Kagen, D-Appleton, who defeated Gard by a margin of fewer than 6,000 votes two years ago, formally declared his candidacy for a second term Wednesday night at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.

He did so as a celebratory crowd of some 200 supporters cheered the Democrat who represents a Congressional district long considered reliable Republican turf.

Kagen, part of a wave of Democrats swept into Congress two years ago, called on supporters to help “finish the job we began in 2006.”

Read the full article on the Appleton Post-Crescent website

Kagen Makes Re-election Campaign Official [WBAY-TV]

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Congressman Steve Kagen made his run for re-election official Wednesday night. Kagen made his campaign announcement at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in downtown Appleton…

Read the full article on the WBAY-TV website

See, no NRA endorsement.

If your a gun owner you need to pass it on.