Saturday, November 15, 2008

Last Nationwide Race Today

Nationwide Series

4:00 p m Eastern Today on ESPN2
Clint Bowyer 4977 Leader
Carl Edwards 4921 -56

My take, Carl wins title by 10 pts.

Kagen, New Page Mill Bailout

"Should U.S. bail out General Motors?


NEW YORK -- What's good for General Motors, so the saying goes, is good for the country.

Whether or not one agreed with this bit of conventional wisdom as a guide for formulating policy, there's no doubt that there was an era when the health of GM was perhaps the best barometer one could find for the overall state of the United States economy -- an era that reached its apex in the post-World War II years." Should U.S. bail out General Motors?

Since everyone and their uncle wants bailout money,

Where is Steve Kagen getting a piece of the bailout money to reopen the New Page mills in Kimberly and Niagara?

Union leaders, have you talked to him about it? It's free money and Steve Kagen said he will do all he can for you.

Does a right winger have to give you a heads up.

Come on, what do you have to lose? Give him a call.

Washington DC Office:

Honorable Steve Kagen M.D.
1232 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515
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District Office

Honorable Steve Kagen M.D.
700 E.Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
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333 West College Ave.
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Get Them While You Can.

From JSOnline
"Handgun purchases in Wisconsin skyrocketed 82% in the days before and after Barack Obama's election as president compared with the same 13 days in November last year, figures on state background checks show.

Most of the early November background checks took place after the Nov. 4 presidential election, a sign that gun owners anticipate new restrictions with Democrats taking control of the federal government.

Calls for background checks that are required for the purchase of handguns have flooded the state agency. In the first 13 days of the month, 2,642 background checks were requested. During the same 13 days last November, the number was 1,453, state Justice Department spokesman Bill Cosh said.

Tom Smith of Eagle said Friday that he purchased two handguns, a .22-caliber snub nose and a .45-caliber semiautomatic, in the days before the election when it became clear Obama would win.

"I bought them because I was afraid they were going to be outlawed . . . ," said Smith, who was at the McMiller Sports Center shooting range near Eagle in western Waukesha County."

Obama election triggers run on gun sales in state - JSOnline

'Dumbing down' Students

From the Lakeland-Times.
"11/14/2008 2:20:00 PM
Parents address fourth grade class issues with MHLT board
Concerns raised over behavioral, academic issues

Aimee Freston

Twenty parents came before the board at Minocqua, Hazelhurst, Lake Tomahawk Elementary School to express their concern regarding the behavioral issues and academic progress of the fourth grade class." Parents address fourth grade class issues with MHLT board

"The lower kids are being left behind as well as the other ones. I don't want to use this term, but I'm going to use it. We are 'dumbing down' our curriculum, and all the kids are losing. I don't think it's fair to any of them," Abby Smith said.

I am trying to grasp what exactly the problem is.They are saying it's the curriculum, it seems it's a discipline problem. If there are (for God sakes) "4th graders disrupting class, what is the problem. Get the yard stick out! Oh sorry, that's a evil right wing extremists view.

What I see is the parents are coddling their children, the teachers are afraid to impose discipline and the students (4TH GRADERS ) are running the asylum.

The school board is afraid to tell parents and teachers, "PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN"!

You wonder why this state and country is in trouble!

Again, these are 4TH GRADERS!

Do something. Wait, where is WEAC?

Can We Say "Governor Lawton"

From the Fond du Lac Reporter
"Gov. Jim Doyle contacted by Barack Obama's transition team

The Associated Press • November 14, 2008 " Gov. Jim Doyle contacted by Barack Obama's transition team | | Fond du Lac Reporter
MADISON — Gov. Jim Doyle, an early supporter of Barack Obama, has been contacted by the president-elect’s transition team, Doyle’s spokesman said today.

Doyle’s spokesman Lee Sensenbrenner said the contact was recent, but he didn’t have any details about it. Stephanie Cutter, spokeswoman for Obama’s transition team, said the team is not confirming or denying any contacts that have been made.

So Lawton will be our next Gov. Funny nothing was mentioned about Lawton taking over in the article.

A pencil has more experience the BA BA, and she is going to run the state? That should be fun to watch! Expensive for tax payers but we will say, "we told you so"!

Doyle is getting out because of the financial mess he got us into! This is his out! He will always say he ran Wisconsin with integrity and under his watch the state prospered! What a lie.

Lawton will fall on the sword for Walker to step in.

We have hope for Wisconsin yet!

Conservative's Handbook

From The Right View Wisconsin.

From Paul Valentine and excerpts from "The Conservative's Handbook"....Common sense rules!
"The Conservative's Handbook - Part I"

The Right View Wisconsin

Beginning with Chapter 1: America is good.

- We must all understand that America is a great nation. We are generally a positive force in the world.

Chapter 2: Belief in God is the cornerstone of our republic.

- One of the most misused phrases in American culture is "separation of church and state." There is NO such thing as separation of church and state in the U.S. Constitution. It is nowhere to be found in the entire document. The First Amendment simply states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or promoting the free exercise thereof." It articulates a freedom OF religion, not a freedom FROM religion.

Chapter 3: Character is the single most important attribute in a leader.

- Anybody who tells you that character isn't important apparently slept through the Clinton administration. Aside from the obvious sexual indiscretions, Bill Clinton committed a series of acts that seriously jeopardized national security. One of the more serious was a waiver he granted that allowed Loral Corporation to provide the Chinese with critical missile guidance technology, a move made over the objections of his own Justice Department. Flash forward to 2007, and the Chinese have successfully tested a missile that blows satellites out of orbit. Thanks, Bill.

Chapter 5: Entrepreneurs are our economic lifeblood and deserve every penny they make.

- Class warfare. It's become the weapon of choice for the left-wing crowd. It's jealousy, pure and simple, and it's such a powerful, consuming emotion that it is easily exploited.

Chapter 6: Families are the building blocks of society.

- Today, less than 25% of families consist of a father, mother and a child or children.

Chapter 7: Guns are good.

- The notion that guns are evil is one of the most dishonest and hypocritical arguments of the left. The fact that Rosie O'Donnell ranted and screamed about banning guns, then employed an armed bodyguard for her kids , should have given any intelligent person cause to distrust the anti-gun crowd.

Rain Water Charge

From Sheboygan Shenanigans

You can read this article here. While reading this, it occured to me that we haven’t heard much about this from anyone other than Ald. Bohren - so thanks to him for the heads-up on this. I think it will be interesting to see where this whole issue leads us and how much it will cost us. But why is the DNR doing this now? Anyone have any clues? Of course, usually you just follow the money and you can usually find your answers…
"The DNR’s requirements spurred more than 40 communities to approve storm water user charges since 2002. Fees are charged on the surface area of a property, so a large retailer or operator of a municipal parking lot pays more than the owner of a typical single-family dwelling."

Sheboygan Shenanigans

What happens if we have a drought or dry summer? Lost revenue. Will they then charge on average rain fall amounts? Don't put it past em!

Coal Plants, A Thing Of The Past

From Wired Science via SBVOR
"EPA Coal Decision Levels Playing Field for Wind, Solar"

EPA Coal Decision Levels Playing Field for Wind, Solar | Wired Science from

On Thursday, the EPA panel blocked the Bonanza Coal Power Plant's bid for a permit, reversing an earlier decision, and placing over 100 coal plants into regulatory limbo. The rulemaking process will likely yield greater CO2 emissions regulation and will take more than a year, say lawyers familiar with the EPA process. That puts prospective coal power-plant builders in a tough spot, especially with financing already in short supply thanks to the credit crunch. The ruling introduces more risk into the coal industry, which could drive away investors and their limited cash.

You know these Liberals want to shut down coal and build wind farms. Except they don't want wind farms in their back yard.

Time to buy stock in fireplace manufactures.

I think the coal plant operators should show everyone what a rolling black is like a couple times this year and show people what they are in for.

Green wienies, be careful what you wish for.

The Night We Waved Goodbye...

Peter Hitchens via Red S E Cupp

"The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.

I really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts. " PETER HITCHENS: The night we waved goodbye to America...our last best hope on Earth | Mail Online

And it was interesting how the President-elect failed to lift his admiring audience by repeated – but rather hesitant – invocations of the brainless slogan he was forced by his minders to adopt against his will – ‘Yes, we can’. They were supposed to thunder ‘Yes, we can!’ back at him, but they just wouldn’t join in. No wonder. Yes we can what exactly? Go home and keep a close eye on the tax rate, is my advice. He’d have been better off bursting into ‘I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony’ which contains roughly the same message and might have attracted some valuable commercial sponsorship.

And they say we are robots for the right. Wow, the only thing I ever purchased was a Ronald Reagan book after he died.

CC - 137.5 Million

From the New York Post.

The Yanks and CC Sabathia

"As the Post reported Thursday, the Yanks skipped the appetizers and moved straight to the main course with Sabathia and offered the largest pitching package in history as an opening strike to land their No. 1 target." YANKS TRY TO BLOW AWAY CC WITH DEAL TOPPING SANTANA'S - New York Post

"Yes," Steinbrenner said when asked if an offer was made to Sabathia. "And we're prepared to make offers to Burnett and Lowe."

No Yankees official, including Steinbrenner, would firmly define the bid, but sources said it was for more than the $137.5 million over six years that the Mets gave last year to Johan Santana.

UW Milwaukee Basketball

Since oldest son is at UWM, I was told men's basketball is pretty good.


"Ames, IA -- (Sports Network) - Tone Boyle scored 20 points to lead the Wisconsin- Milwaukee Panthers to a convincing, 75-51 victory over the Loyola-Marymount Lions in the opening round of the World Vision Classic at the Hilton Coliseum." NCAA Game Summary - Wisconsin-Milwaukee Vs. Loyola-Marymount - BIG 12 Sports News Story - WISN Milwaukee

Looks like a blow out to me.

Calling The Mother Ship

A friend sent me a copy of an e mail they received from Unity

Congratulations on the fabulous and historic election of President Barack Obama!!!

As we celebrate our new President-elect and all the changes he will bring to our nation, we must not turn a blind eye to the final actions of George Bush.

Incredibly, Washington is already buzzing with Bush's plans to block all investigations of his crimes and even to pardon everyone involved - including Cheney and himself. Chris Matthews is even counting down the days .

Does Bush have the power to pardon everyone in his administration? Yes.

Will he abuse that power to stay out of jail? Only if we let him.

We must create a groundswell of opposition to any pardons by George Bush, so he understands that he will be impeached and prosecuted for issuing corrupt pardons.

Please help us launch a massive movement against pardons by signing our petition to Congress and telling your friends:

We will announce additional plans to stop Bush's pardons in the coming days. Read more about our efforts and join our discussion here:

Thanks for all you do!

For all you lefties looking for impeachment. The best price in Wisconsin on aluminum foil would be any of the Woodmans stores. Green Bay to Kenosha Madison Beloit. They have a large variety at competative prices.

The mother ship will be landing on January 20th 2009.

The election is over! Your guy won! Get over it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Shawano / FBI / SIST

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From Shawano Leader online.

This is getting interesting.
"In a statement to broadcast media Thursday, Isaacson denied SIST had made any threats and accused the city of creating the “hit list” to stoke public sentiment against the group. She said the group had been the victim of a scam perpetrated by the city and a man she claims was hired by the city to rob the group.

“He was a hired gun from the city to rob us of $175,000, and when the city found out we were going to Washington D.C. to higher-up officials to complain about the scam, then they quickly hurried up and created a hit list to terrorize and rouse and inflame the public in this community,” she said." Shawano Leader

Friday Night Joke

An E mail from a friend.

" The Divorce Letter:
>> Dear Wife:
>> I'm writing you this letter to tell you that I'm leaving you forever.
>> I've been a good man to you for seven years and I have nothing to show
>> for it.
>> These last two weeks have been hell.
>> Your boss called to tell me that you quit your job today and that was the
>> last straw.
>> Last week, you came home and didn't even notice that I had a new
>> haircut,had
>> cooked your favorite meal and even wore a brand new pair of silk boxers.
>> You ate in two minutes, and went straight to sleep after watching all of
>> your soaps.
>> You don't tell me you love me anymore; you don't want sex or anything
>> that
>> connects us as husband and wife.
>> Either you're cheating on me or you don't love me anymore; whatever the
>> case, I'm gone.
>> Your EX-Husband
>> P.S. Don't try to find me. Your SISTER and I are moving away to West
>> Virginia together! Have a great life!
>> _______________________________________________________________
>> Dear Ex-Husband -
>> Nothing has made my day more than receiving your letter.
>> It's true that you and I have been married for seven years, although a
>> good
>> man is a far cry from what you've been.
>> I watch my soaps so much because they drown out your constant whining and
>> griping.
>> Too bad that doesn't work.
>> I DID notice when you got a hair cut last week, but the first thing that
>> came to mind was 'You look just like a girl!'
>> Since my mother raised me not to say anything if you can't say something
>> nice, I didn't comment.
>> And when you cooked my favorite meal, you must have gotten me confused
>> with MY SISTER, because I stopped eating pork seven years ago.
>> About those new silk boxers: I turned away from you because the $49.99
>> price
>> tag was still on them, and I prayed that it was a coincidence that my
>> sister
>> had just borrowed fifty dollars from me that morning.
>> After all of this, I still loved you and felt that we could work it out.
>> So when I hit the lotto for ten million dollars, I quit my job and bought
>> us
>> two tickets to Jamaica.
>> But when I got home you were gone. Everything happens for a reason, I
>> guess.
>> I hope you have the fulfilling life you always wanted.
>> My lawyer said that the letter you wrote ensures you won't get a dime
>> from me.
>> So take care.
>> Signed,
>> Your Ex-Wife, Rich As Hell and Free!
>> P.S. I don't know if I ever told you this, but my sister Carla was born
>> Carl. I hope that's not a problem.


First Caution.

Harvick, 4 tires no changes.

Here comes Busch.

Lap 49

Update- Oh man, the wife took over the T V !!!!!!!!!

I turn on Speed Channel and,

Benson wins Truck title

Update, If I am not mistaken, Johnny Benson is another

former Roush Fenway guy.


Last Update. If you seen Benson's interview on Speed, Ron Hornaday came over and gave a congrats to Benson. What a CLASS act.

Thanks Ron

Peshtigo, Becomes Famous

From the Liberty Tree.

Seems the Cub scouts threw Christ out the window. Happy Holiday!!!!!!!!! Not!! A letter to Baylakes Council Boy Scouts about Christmas and Political Correctness from someone in Peshtigo. I thought Peshtigo had higher values or maybe it's a couple of nuts running the Boy Scouts in the area. A good read from concerned people. I like this line the best.

"I believe that we need to put a line in the sand and say, “Here, right here in Peshtigo,,, it stops here! We are going to honor our Lord with an American cultural typical “Christmas” not a “holiday” party.” "
The Liberty Tree Lantern


Peshtigo Cub Scouts, you now have made your town famous for taking away Christmas!


Northeastern Wis. Gang Activity

From Sheboygan Shenanigans.

Why worry about this. When our new president takes office he will take all guns away and we will be safe from all gangs. I can't wait
Winnebago, Sheboygan and Outagamie counties have the highest number of known gangs in northeast Wisconsin, according to a state Department of Justice study.

1. Winnebago with 56
2. Sheboygan with 50
3. Outagamie with 43

In Brown County (about 33 gangs), the Green Bay Police Department reported significant problems with Asian, Hispanic, motorcycle and street gangs.

Gangs are migrating from larger cities like Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St. Paul. There is also “homegrown” gang activity.

"GANGS ACTIVE IN NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (minus the motorcycle gangs):

Known Asian Gangs:

* Asian Bloods
* Asian Cobras
* Asian Crips (Asian Criminals, AC)
* Asian Empirez
* Asian King Posse
* Asian Netural Boys (ANB)
* Crazy Hmong Boys
* Hmong Nation Society (HNS)
* Imperial gangsters (Almighty Imperial Gangsters, IG)
* Laotian Posse
* Menace of Destruction (Men of Destruction, Masters of Destruction, MOD)
* Orange Boy Kilt
* Oriental Ruthless Boys (ORB)
* Sheboygan Boy Gangsters (Sheboygan Boyz, Sheboygan Boys Gang, SBG) Tiny Man Crew (Too Man Chinks, True Mafia Crips, TMC)
* Young N Dangerous (Y&D, YND, AYD)

Hispanic Latino Gangs

* 2-6 Gang
* Brown Town
* Insane Vice Lords
* La Nuestra Familia
* La Raza
* Latin Kings (LK, ALmighty Latin King Nation, ALKN)
* Latin Souls
* Latin Thugs
* Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)
* Mexican Mafia (MM,La Eme)
* Mexican Posse (MP-13)
* Nortenos
* Surenos
* Spanish Cobras
* Texas Syndicate (TS)
* Tres Puntos (3 P’s)

Street Gangs

* 21st Street Boys
* Black Gangster Disciples (BGD)
* Black P-Stone Nation (P-Stone Nation)
* Bloods
* Brothers of the Struggle
* C14 Street
* Crips (Black Crisps)
* Four Corner Hustlers (4 Corner Hustlers)
* Gangster Disciples (GD)
* Ghost Gangster Disciples
* Juggalos (Big Money Hustlas)
* Omro Gang
* Peckerwoods
* Sin City Royals (Simon City Royals)
* Sovereign Nation Warrior (SNW, S&W’s)
* Vice Lords
* Warriors

Misc. Gangs

* Albanian 96 Mafia
* Immortal Lost Souls (ILS)
* Unity Gang
* White Supremacists (Aryan Brotherhood, Aryan Circle, Ayran nation, Ku Klux Klan, Skinheads)" Sheboygan Shenanigans

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Finally Common Sense Sets In

From Reuters

"UPDATE 1-U.S. automakers bailout outlook in doubt-senator
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:18pm ES"

UPDATE 1-U.S. automakers bailout outlook in doubt-senator | Markets | Markets News | Reuters

He's Still Fun To Watch

I don't care what you say, it still fun watching Brett work over the Pats.

Seemed pretty humble in the post game interview.

5 Billion In The Hole?

From the Wausau Daily Herald
"Doyle approved 56 grants statewide totaling $6,769,633 in state and federal money that will help purchase specialized transit service vehicles." Wausau organization that serves elderly, disabled persons receives $566,000 grant to purchase buses | | Wausau Daily Herald

I am still searching for the documentation on this money but as of now, still looking. I understand the elderly need help but when I see the word " grant" I have to question it. Do buses need to be replaced? Are they broken down. Do the cities really need them right now? Did anyone ask those questions ?

Grant money means tax dollars.

What cities and how much is each getting.

Sixty Threatened In Shawano

From the Shawano Leader online.

What's going on?

"'Implied threat' to 60 residents being probed
By Leader Staff

Federal authorities last week warned dozens of Shawano area residents they may be targeted for potential violence or harassment.

Authorities have not disclosed how the list of names was obtained or why they believe there was a threat to the persons it named.

The FBI acknowledged the possible threat and the investigation in a brief statement made available to news media Wednesday.

“The FBI made a public announcement to 60 potential victims in Shawano, Wis. on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The FBI advised these individuals that they were potential victims of an implied threat that was discovered as part of an ongoing investigation,” said the statement, read by spokesman Leonard Peace. “Pursuant to FBI policy, the potential victims were notified of the implied threat.”

The statement added: “This is an ongoing investigation and specific details of this case will not be released at this time.”

More in today's Leader" Shawano Leader

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'll Take A Million

From Drudge and ABC news.
"Want Some Government Money? Apply Now!

November 12, 2008 1:02 PM" The World Newser
This morning Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson addressed a skeptical press about the latest plans for those 700 billion dollars that were appropriated for the "TARP" -- or Troubled Asset Recovery Program. Now Paulson says Treasury won't buy those "Trouble Assets" -- one of the many metamorphoses this program has had in its young life.

We sold our house to put our two boys through college. One at UW Milwaukee this year and the other wants to go to Marquette next year.

Where's my money? where's my million?

OK, I don't want to be greedy. How about $200,000!

NASCAR In 2010

Since ABC will carry Sundays race on ESPN2 so they can run Worlds Funniest Vidio's I wonder what will happen if the left try's to shut down NASCAR because of the hate for NASCAR fans and red state voters Since all is great in the world and we now have change, I thought I would give you a few headlines concerning NASCAR in 2010 and 2011.

What would Nascar headlines be?

NASCAR 2011 season. NASCAR announced the 2011 schedule with 15 races after NASCAR failed to find enough female, African American, Hispanic, Hmong, Cuban, Venezuelan, German, Chinese, Korean and Bisexual drivers. Races were canceled at all tracks in states that voted for President Obama in 2008. Only r,, neck red states were able to hold races. Liberal blue states kept their distance trying to stay away from race fans.

Cities left on the race schedule included Atlanta , Talladega, Texas, Kansas, Phoenix, which gives each city holding three races each through the season. Daytona was hoping to keep the 500 but election results and the voters of Florida did not want to upset the President for running the race in Florida. The finale championchip race will be held at the Kentucky Speedway. The furthest northern red state of the 2008 election. The NASCAR president had no choice after President Obama threatened to withhold the switch grass fuel that the cars now run on!

COT Car Testing. The new NASCAR Car of Today was tested this week at Kentucky Speedway to get ready for the shortened Nascar season. Pat Jane lead race weeks with a top speed of 89.75 mph. He / She said the GM / Dodge (not sure) Smart car felt real good around turn five but was constrained in turn seven. Crew chief Yang Ho See said they will adjust the car by next year.

Car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. is looking forward to his new ownership with Honda / Toyota.

Switch Grass Fuel Problems. NASCAR teams are frustated at the switch grass fuel clogging up the smaller carburetors. Teams were hoping to use the 87 octane ethanol fuel they were promised last year to start the season. The shortage of ethanol because of the 95 % bankruptcy rate of corn farmers across the country forced NASCAR to change fuels. The Obama government refused to bail out U S Farmers after corn prices fell from heavy corn imports from China, Russia and Venezuela.

Protesters at Texas. Protesters walked outside Texas speedway after the speedway was forced to the non smoking ban at the track. Fans were also upset that all beer and Mikes Hard Lemonade was banned and now are forced to drink Merlo and Blackcurrant/Cassis wine at the track.

Race Weeks Schedule. Race weeks starts with qualifying on Nickelodeon Tuesday at 8:00 am. The race will be carried on C Span-2 at 7:00 am eastern three weeks from Tuesday on January 17th 2011.

Hey lefties get a grip. NASCAR fans, you never know, anything can happen.

Did I miss any headlines?

NASCAR Red Necks

"Jimmie Johnson's dominance may have taken some of the sizzle out of the Sprint Cup Chase for the championship, but that doesn't mean NASCAR chairman Brian France thinks Johnson's last major steps toward a third consecutive points title had to be relegated to cable TV.

France said Tuesday he wasn't pleased with ABC's decision to bump the final laps of last weekend's race in Phoenix to ABC-owned ESPN2 so the network could air an episode of America's Funniest Home Videos." NASCAR.COM - France rues ABC move, says TV partners "in line" - Nov 11, 2008

I guess since Obama has been elected, ABC can now tell NASCAR fans to take a leap off a tall building. Bunch of right wing red necks.

"We don't need you anymore."

It could be the second biggest race of the year.

ABC SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down,

Oconto County Should Follow

From Jib at Badger Blog Alliance
""I saw it was for $95 and I knew there was an increase in fees so I didn't think too much of it," he recalled. "But then I went to renew [the plates] online, saw the itemized list, and saw there was a $20 wheel tax."

"I was pretty sure there was no wheel tax in Greenfield, so I looked it up and it was the City of Milwaukee [tax] they wanted to charge me."

The Milwaukee Common Council passed the so-called "wheel tax," a $20-per-car registration fee, for City of Milwaukee residents in July.

So how did Krueger, a Greenfield resident, get stuck with it?"
Badger Blog Alliance

One, how do you know it wasn't a mistake? How many people that shouldn't paybut got billed the extra $20 will pay because of stupidity or too lazy to call and get the bill fixed!

I think the state wide plate renewal should be $100 on cars and $125 on trucks and SUV. Evil gas guzzlers.

I think Oconto County should install a $20.00 wheel tax on all vehicles in the county. The county and municipalities will be running short and need extra revenue. Link to the Oconto County Board

Shawano, Brown, Outagamie, stand up for your deficits. It sure would be easier then a property tax increase.

Elected officials stand up and make a stand to save the people of Wisconsin. People are suffering in Wisconsin!

We need a state wide wheel tax!

Sorry, I can't act like a liberal democrat.

Please disregard the above post. But to you that voted for change, you will get what you deserve.

Where is the Conservative Party?

Tough Solutions To Our Problems.

From Reicon. A good read.

"Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Motor City Blues: An Analysis on Bailouts and the Big Three"
Reicon: The Motor City Blues: An Analysis on Bailouts and the Big Three

On May 9, 1939, in front of the powerful, Democrat controlled House Ways and Means Committee, Henry Morgenthau Jr,. the 52nd United States Secretary of the Treasury said the following statement on his assessment of the state of the economy in the heart of the Great Depression.

"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong...somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises....I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started....And an enormous debt to boot!"

You really read the rest of the article if you care about this country. Something to ponder.

We hope and pray President Obama does what he promised.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What About Foreign Donations

From the Drudge and the Wall Street Journal.

"November 11, 2008, 3:23 pm
$12 Million for Transition to Obama Administration

Susan Davis reports on the presidential transition.

The effort under way to smooth the transition from a Bush administration to an Obama administration will cost $12 million and employ about 450 staffers, Obama-Biden transition team co-chair John Podesta told reporters today. " Washington Wire - : $12 Million for Transition to Obama Administration

Seeking to keep good on a campaign pledge, Podesta said

the Obama team will enforce strict ethics and gift rules on

who can help with the transition effort.

Podesta said they are the “strictest ethics rules ever applied” to a transition, which will ban federal lobbyists from donating to the transition fund, similar to the rules Obama used for his campaign.

As is customary, Congress has appropriated $5.2 million in transition funds, and the rest will come from small donors, he said. The maximum individual donation is $5,000 and all donors will be disclosed on a monthly basis.

I guess foreign donations should be O K.

Higher Income Taxes In Wisconsin

From Daily Takes and JSOnline.
"Wineke is second Dem official to urge income tax surtax
By Steven Walters of the Journal Sentinel

Nov. 10, 2008 | Madison -- State Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke said today that Democrats who control the Capitol should consider a temporary increase in the income tax to fix the state budget, as long as they also cut some spending programs.

"Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet," Wineke said in an interview with a Journal Sentinel reporter on the WisconsinEye public affairs network. He said he thought voters would understand a one-time surcharge to finally fix the state's budget, which he said has been running a deficit since the 1990s.

Wineke was the second Democratic official to call for a temporary increase in the income tax to fix the 2009-'10 budget, which Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle has said faces a budget deficit of more than $3 billion. Former Gov. Tony Earl made a similar suggestion in an interview last week.

In 1983, Earl signed into law a 10% temporary income tax surcharge to pay for state services in the face of another national recession."
Wineke is second Dem official to urge income tax surtax - JSOnline

This is going to be fun to all those that thought democrats won't raise your taxes. The question is not would they raise taxes, the question is how high.

You asked for it and you will get it!


From the Politico.
"Obama likely to escape campaign audit
By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 11/11/08 11:14 AM EST
" Obama likely to escape campaign audit - Kenneth P. Vogel -

The Federal Election Commission is unlikely to conduct a potentially embarrassing audit of how Barack Obama raised and spent his presidential campaign’s record-shattering windfall, despite allegations of questionable donations and accounting that had the McCain campaign crying foul.

Adding insult to injury for Republicans: The FEC is obligated to complete a rigorous audit of McCain’s campaign coffers, which will take months, if not years, and cost McCain millions of dollars to defend.

Obama is expected to escape that level of scrutiny mostly because he declined an $84 million public grant for his campaign that automatically triggers an audit and because the sheer volume of cash he raised and spent minimizes the significance of his errors. Another factor: The FEC, which would have to vote to launch an audit, is prone to deadlocking on issues that inordinately impact one party or the other – like approving a messy and high-profile probe of a sitting president.

McCain, on the other hand, accepted the $84 million in taxpayer money, which not only barred him from raising or spending more – allowing Obama to fund many times more ads and ground operations – but also will keep his lawyers busy for a couple years explaining how every penny was spent.

Higher Electric Bills

From Fond du Lac Reporter

"Wisconsin regulators say no to new power plant

The Associated Press • November 11, 2008 "
Wisconsin regulators say no to new power plant | | Fond du Lac Reporter

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State regulators have rejected a plan to build a new coal-fired power plant in southwestern Wisconsin.

Alliant Energy subsidiary Wisconsin Power & Light has been working for months to win permission for the $1.3 billion plant in Cassville on the Mississippi River. The company says the plant could produce enough energy to power 150,000 homes.

Environmentalists have opposed the project. But Alliant says it would use renewable fuel for 20 percent of the plant’s output and shut down an aging coal-fired boiler in Sheboygan.

Public Service Commission Chairman Eric Callisto says the project looks too expensive and the emissions control proposals won’t offset the plant’s pollution.
He suggested Alliant buy power from elsewhere or consider natural gas-fired plants.

Excuse me, where do they get Natural Gas from?

For most in Wisconsin, you voted for it and you will pay for it .

You Don't Say

Two articles from the GB Press

"State to clerks: Check IDs of all new voters since 2006

By Ryan J. Foley • The Associated Press • November 11, 2008
" State to clerks: Check IDs of all new voters since 2006 | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

MADISON — The Government Accountability Board decided today it will require clerks to perform identity checks on all voters who registered since 2006, a move it resisted before last week’s election.

The checks in which voters’ personal information is compared against other government databases are required under a federal law designed to ensure clean elections.

I like this quote.
Two county clerks urged the board not to require the checks until their work slows down after next April’s spring election — a request the board did not act on one way or the other today.

Must be some big school refarendoms coming up. Need to count all the extra votes, then they can clean it up. Really!

And then this.

"Milwaukee woman who voted twice won't be charged

The Associated Press • November 11, 2008 "
Milwaukee woman who voted twice won't be charged | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

MADISON — A prosecutor who pursues voter fraud issues says he won’t file charges against a woman who voted twice in last week’s election.

The Milwaukee woman said she voted absentee and in person at her neighborhood polling place on Nov. 4. Edna Byrd said she thought poll workers would turn her away or the machine wouldn’t accept her ballot because she had voted absentee.

But after her ballot was accepted, Byrd panicked and turned herself in to the Government Accountability Board.

Assistant Milwaukee County District Attorney Bruce Landgraf confirmed today that he spoke with Byrd and will not pursue charges. Because Byrd turned herself in immediately, Landgraf said he did not see any evidence of criminal intent.

How many more happened?

Steve Kagen, Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

An oldie but goodie, Last Updated: October 16, 2008

Link To Steve Kagen from Numbers USA

"Immigration-Reduction Report Card"

Immigration Voting Report Card for Rep. Steven Kagen, M.D.

No Votes.... No Votes

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Hey, I didn't vote for him. Sorry, can't we just get along? He,he,he!

Hand Over Your Money

From JSOnline. Empty your wallet and purse.

"Doyle says state deficit to exceed $5 billion

By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
" Doyle says state deficit to exceed $5 billion - JSOnline

Madison - Gov. Jim Doyle gave a grim assessment of the state budget Tuesday, saying the deficit would top $5 billion through mid-2011, making it by far the biggest budget gap in state history.

The Democratic governor also endorsed plans to impose taxes on oil companies and hospitals - ideas he has pushed for two years but that Republicans who controlled the state Assembly blocked. Doyle's tax proposals have a much better chance after last week's election because Democrats will now run both houses of the Legislature and the governor's office.

Doyle said he hoped to avoid increases in the sales tax and income tax, but could not rule them out.

To the republicans, democrats and uninformed voters that let this happen.

You know the old saying. Don't wish too hard for what you want, you might get it

Empty your pockets.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Where Was This Before Nov 4th

From the Wausau Daily Herald via The Pine River World News

"How is Central Wisconsin faring economically?
Central Wisconsin shares nation's worries, but things here relatively good

By Mark Multer • Wausau Daily Herald • November 9, 2008 " How is Central Wisconsin faring economically? | | Wausau Daily Herald

By all accounts, concerns about the economy weighed heavily on the minds of voters as Barack Obama surged to victory in Tuesday's presidential election.

Central Wisconsin seemed to share those concerns, with 54 percent of Marathon County's voters backing Obama. Workers here are worried about whether they will have jobs tomorrow. Families wonder how they will save for their children's education as they limit their spending in light of higher food and energy costs. And investors are holding their breath.

Yet central Wisconsin seems to have some things going for it. Our inflation rate remains low. The housing market hasn't taken the same hit as in most places. Gasoline prices are down.

The sea has risen, the stars shine brightly on the earth, everything is good, The economy is pretty good! We have been saved.

Where was this before the election. This is the second time this weekend that all of a sudden I hear everything is good! Wow!