Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dems Sucker Punch Coming Your Way

From Drudge and My Way News.

It starts with banks losing tax breaks and it will continue to every American.
"Stimulus plan repeals big tax break for banks
Jan 16, 2:50 PM (ET)
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER" My Way News - Stimulus plan repeals big tax break for banks
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats' version of the $825 billion recession rescue package would end billions of dollars in tax breaks the Bush administration quietly gave to banks last fall.

Already almost exclusive beneficiaries of a $700 billion Wall Street bailout, banks are largely left out of the House stimulus package that President-elect Barack Obama wants passed quickly through Congress. Those getting financial bailout money wouldn't even be eligible for one of the main business tax breaks aimed at priming the economic pump.

Homebuilders, manufacturers, retailers and low-income families share the bulk of the $275 billion in proposed new tax cuts.

House leaders moved this week to repeal the tax break for banks even as the Senate voted to help many of those same institutions by releasing the second $350 billion of the widely unpopular Wall Street bailout. Many lawmakers are unhappy with the results after the Bush administration spent the first $350 billion, making them wary of helping banks in the stimulus package.

What will dems and RINO's do when we all loose the following? The following was the Bush tax cuts that the dems will take away. Bet you won't see this coming. You may get $500.00 and loose $1716.00?

How the Plan Might Affect Your Taxes
Under the Bush tax cut plan, 92 million taxpayers would receive, on average, a tax cut of $1,083 in 2003. Taxpayers in the lowest tax brackets would receive the largest percentage reduction in their taxes. Estimates from the White House project that:

# 46 million married couples would receive an average tax cut of $1,716.

# 34 million families with children would receive from an average tax cut of $1,473.

# 6 million single women with children would receive an average tax cut of $541.

# 13 million elderly taxpayers would receive an average tax cut of $1,384.

# 23 million small business owners would receive tax cuts averaging $2,042.

# 3 million moderate-income families would see their income tax burden eliminated entirely.

A family of four with an income of $40,000 would see their federal income taxes fall from $1,178 to $45 under the President's plan." Details of the Bush 2003 Tax Cut Plan

You wanted change and change you shall get!

SUCKER punched right in the gut (wallet, purse)!!!!!!!!!!!

Dutch Freezing Over

From Drudge and the International Herald Tribune.

So what is normal for the Dutch makes big news. Does this mean all is good and there was no such thing as Global Warming?

"Canal ice helps Dutch rediscover national identity
By John Tagliabue
Published: January 16, 2009
" Canal ice helps Dutch rediscover national identity - International Herald Tribune

NIEUWERKERK AAN DEN IJSSEL, Netherlands: For the first time in 12 years, the Netherlands' canals froze this month, bringing the Dutch, who like their tulips in neat rows, a heady mix of pandemonium and euphoria.

Hundreds of thousands of skaters, their cheeks as red as apples in the freezing temperatures, took to the ice, and hospital wards were filled with dozens of people with fractured arms, sprained ankles and broken legs.

Train engineers were ordered to go slowly to avoid hitting skaters who clambered across railway tracks to get from one frozen canal to another. Even the minister of defense, an avid skater, fell and broke his wrist. His ministry announced that the national defense remained in safe hands, even if one of them was in a cast.

In the 19th century, when Hans Brinker, the hero of the novel in which he tries to win a pair of silver skates, coasted along Holland's ice, the canals froze almost every year. But water pollution and climate change have made this so rare that today a boy of 15, Brinker's age, may never have seen a frozen canal, or at least remember one. Until, that is, this year.

"For us, it's in our genes," said Gus Gustafsson, 68, a retired insurance executive, explaining why he and his wife had rushed out to buy new skates and take to the ice under a cloudless blue sky. "It was like a frenzy that came over people, including lots of kids, like my granddaughter, who is 5." With thousands of others, they skated northeast toward the cheese capital, Gouda, then toward Utrecht.
Look how this evil businessman is making big evil money! The government should be buying skates for the Dutch. Evil American Capitolism spreads to the Dutch.
But over at Haitsma, a big hardware and skating supply store, Henk Haitsma, 62, the owner, was not complaining. His shelves were swept clean. "I sold 3,000 to 4,000 pairs of skates in the last 10 days," he said. In that much time he would have sold several hundred in other years.

The Dutch, famed for their champion speed skaters, like to go first class on the ice. The most expensive pair Haitsma sells, fancy skates with hinged blades, retails for $1,190. Other expensive models have removable linings that are put in a microwave oven, then pulled over the skater's foot, where they shrink to the perfect size. Many of the store's skates have removable blades, enabling skaters to walk off the ice without damaging the edges.

Obama Pay for Play

From the Green Bay Press.

The big question for these folks is, "what will I get for it".
"Obama donors wait for results Most contributors from Wisconsin gave less than $200

January 17, 2009 " Obama donors wait for results | | Green Bay Press-Gazette
WASHINGTON — Wisconsinites pulled out checkbooks or credit cards to contribute $28,452 to help President-elect Barack Obama make the transition from the campaign trail to the White House.

The Obama-Biden transition team caps individual contributions at $5,000.

Most Wisconsin donations since Election Day were under $200, with a lot of them ranging from $5 to $50. Other Wisconsinites contributed $99,658 to the Presidential Inaugural Committee to pay for official inaugural balls, the parade and other events. The contribution maximum for that is $50,000.

Overall, Obama has raised more than $3.8 million for transition costs and more than $41 million for inaugural activities.

Nancy Sander of Stevens Point and Richard Stiles of De Pere are among the hundreds of small donors to the Obama-Biden transition fund. Each gave $25.

But they won't be in Washington to see their candidate become the first black president and the nation's 44th commander in chief. The crowds, the distance and the cost don't seem worth the trouble, they said.

Besides, they say they are looking beyond Tuesday to see if their candidate can make good on his campaign promises.

They have their hands out and are waiting for the payback.

They will not be happy with the results!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wisconsin Next

From Drudge and My Way News.

Will this happen in Wisconsin and will the republicans get the blame? Bet on it!
"Calif. tax refunds to be delayed starting Feb. 1

Jan 16, 3:40 PM (ET)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's controller says he will begin a 30-day delay on tax refunds and other payments starting Feb. 1 because the state is running out of money.

Controller John Chiang said Friday he must delay $3.7 billion in payments next month because lawmakers have failed to address California's growing deficit.

With a $41.6 billion shortfall over the next year-and-a-half, the state is on the brink of issuing IOUs.

Chiang says his office must continue education and debt payments but will defer money for tax refunds, student aid, social services and mental health programs.

A severe drop in revenue has left the state's main bank account depleted. The state had been relying on borrowing from special funds and Wall Street investors; those options are no longer available." My Way News - Calif. tax refunds to be delayed starting Feb. 1

For those that voted democrat and RINO, don't blame me.

Wisconsin Hero

From JSOnline.

Makes you proud to be from Wisconsin. A true Wisconsin hero.

Thank You Jeff
"Co-pilot braved frigid waters to retrieve vests for passengers

By Stacy Forster of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Jan. 16, 2009 12:55 p.m.

Oregon - The water in the Hudson River was so cold Thursday afternoon that US Airways co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles' legs were immediately numb, his wife said today.

Barbara Skiles said her husband, 49, was walking through the plane to find more life vests for people who had exited without them. The quick response from New York City's police and fire departments, as well as ferries and other boats that helped bring passengers to safety, was a key reason no one was injured or killed, she said." Co-pilot braved frigid waters to retrieve vests for passengers - JSOnline

Can You Lick Your Elbow

Funny of the day, Pass it on if you want. I got it from an e mail.

I disagree with the fourth one.

Have a GREAT day everyone.


In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson.. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All were invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... "goodnight, sleep tight."
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."
It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!
Don't delete this just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Draft

From the Hill.
"Rangel to reintroduce military draft measure
By Susan Crabtree
Posted: 01/14/09 07:24 PM [ET]

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) likely will introduce his controversial legislation to reinstate the draft again this year, but he will wait until after the economic stimulus package is passed.

Asked if he plans to introduce the legislation again in 2009, Rangel last week said, “Probably … yes. I don’t want to do anything this early to distract from the issue of the economic stimulus.”"

Sounds like a National Service to me.

Not Really

Joke from my e mail box.

On the sixth day God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said: 'Today, I am
going to create a land called Wisconsin . It will be a land of outstanding
natural beauty; a land of  beautiful lakes, each one full of fish. It
shall have tall majestic pines, peacefully flowing rivers, landscapes full of
buffalo, tall grass, and eagles, beautiful blue skies, forests full of bear, elk
and moose, rich farmland and fair skinned people.' God continued, 'I
shall make the land rich in resources so as to make the inhabitants prosper and
they shall be known as a most friendly people, people who practice being
Wisconsin Nice every day.'

But Lord,' asked Gabriel, 'don't you think you are being too
generous to these Wisconsinite's?'

'Not really,' replied God 'just wait and see the winters I am going
to give them.'

"Talk Like Jack Bauer Day - 1/14/2009

Today is the day, dammit!
"Talk Like Jack Bauer Day - 1/14/2009
by steveegg @ 11:21. Tags: 24
Filed under Miscellaneous.

If it’s the middle of January, it must be right about time for Talk Like Jack Bauer Day. If you forgot how to talk like Jack Bauer, here’s a FAQ for you, dammit!!!!!" No Runny Eggs

The following takes place between 1:00 am and 2:00 am.

"What the hell is going on here!!!!!!! Bill,, tell me what the heck is going down!" Bill,  "I can't Jack!"

"Chloe, are you involved?"

 Well, maybe Jack!!!!!!!

"Tony, I don't trust you dammit"!!!!!!!!

"Tony, I don't care! I'm getting two teeth pulled at seven and you better not be here when I get back DAMMIT"!!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

U P Run

It's cold in the U P.

For those that don't understand the moose picture. Every time I go to Upper Michigan I try to go to Newberry Mi. and am waiting to see a real live moose at the moose capitol of Upper Michigan. So when I return to Berry Lake I post a moose picture in my first post home.

Just finished a long week. Wednesday night 9:00 pm eastern time at Hwy 95 and Hwy 28, 21 below zero. You will never meet more good and honest people as in Upper Michigan. To those that know me up there, THANK YOU, it is a pleasure to serve you.

It's late and I'm POOPED.

7:00 am Thursday. I get two wisdom teeth pulled. Not as bad as Patrick's broken arm but I will go to Walgreens for some help.

Good night all.