Saturday, February 21, 2009

Republicans AWOL

Berry Laker Op ed.

It has been a little over 48 hours since Rick Santelli from CNBC gave his Tea Party Rant. Since then I have seen less then ten conservative blogs (I follow 50 or more blogs and sites on a daily basis) followed up on leaders in our state party and seen very little on news of Rick Santelli. Talk radio did a good job commenting, playing audio and getting the word out. To those that reacted to Rick's Tea Party, thank you. To all those others I make the following comments.

Where are the leaders of the Right? Where are the so called republican leaders? Where are all those we look up to, follow and read on a daily basis? It seems some of the blogs that a lot of us hick, hay seed ,NASCAR conservatives living out in the heartland listen to and read are AWOL. We look to them for inspiration, guidance, and news that affects all of us that live in this God given country. Where are our government leaders? Where are the people who say they are the pulse and direction of the republican party? Where is Santelli on the RNC website? Here is the WRNC website. People are reacting to this now, today and our supposed leaders are missing the boat. Maybe they will pick up on this in April or May.

They talk about grass roots, they talk about conservative values, they tell us to join them to defend the American dream. They send us letters to contribute money. During the election we were told to organize, to unite, they said the left was better at getting their base mobilized. We should Twitter, Face Book or be on My Space. We needed to organize, we need to get off our butts to get our candidates elected. The republican party expected their base to follow like sheep but forgot to give the party of Ronald Reagan a candidate they could believe in. The era of Ronald Reagan is not dead, is not forgotten.

Conservatives were sold damaged goods. Conservatives were told to vote for moderates! We were told "we have to be inclusive". We had to open our party to groups and special interest to get candidates elected. We let ACORN take away some of our votes. When we did have a true conservative at the top of our ticket, Sara Palin was thrown under the bus by some our own so called people. He can play a guitar so he must be a good guy. No we can't bring up Hussein, Jeramiah Wright was off limits, we need to govern from the middle.

Hog wash! I am Conservative! I will not meet in the middle. I will not support empty suits. I will not support republicans in name only! I will not support candidates that say one thing and after elected cozy up with the left just for the sake of getting along, "I just want the democrats and the press to like me"! We can agree to disagree but the candidates we elect must stand on our beliefs not theirs!

We have a new President. Barack Obama is my President. I have the up most respect for him and for the office of President. Saying that I disagree with most if not all of his policy's. Enough said about the past.

Now to the future of the conservative movement. Rick Santelli's rant on Thursday was a shot heard around the world and I hear and see very little from the so called conservative leaders (even blogger's who the base believe in) of this country. Where are they on this? This has jazzed up the base. In a 24 hour period CNBC had over two hundred thousand online votes of people who would join Santelli at his tea party. Last time I looked, 93 % of the people were for Rick's party. The real people of this country are mad as hell and an opportunity is looking at us square in the face. Where are our leaders?

We have Rush, Shawn, Sara, Bobby and many others. We now have someone that tells the world our concerns, our pain, someone that gives us a voice with words we believe but do not have a public forum to move our beliefs forward. We hear you Rick Santelli and we know your right.

Do the movers and shakers of the right think this is a joke. Did our founders tell the few that participated in the Boston Tea Party your crazy, it's stupid, don't waste your time?

How can we sit back and let the federal and state governments destroy this great country of ours? We have the opportunity to take back our country and the people that give us direction are sitting in silence. Yawn.

I don't know Rick Santelli except for watching my stocks on CNBC. But I can tell you this, it struck a nerve. It boiled my blood against a party that is taking advantage of the people that work hard every day, pay there taxes, don't complain, give to people of need and pray to God that gave us this great country.

I am not involved in politics, I do not blog for my ego, I only pray that my children and grandchildren will not suffer for the greed that my generation perpetrated onto them. They will blame me for letting this happen. They will blame me for the debt they will pay. They will never forget that. I have the opportunity to give them their future they deserve and I cannot let them down. I do not want to see their future fail and God forbid do not want to take away their God given rights.

Why the silence of the right? I guess I now know who is really conservative and who just does lip service to the masses. I guess my disappointment is a continuation of last years election. Will the right ever learn? It looks like we start over with a conservative party that will take our beliefs forward. Looks like it may take longer then I thought. Will we, can we, ever be united? How long will the right be AWOL?

This is an opportunity we cannot let pass. I am only one voice but I will do everything I can to save this great counrty. I will tell my neighbors, my friends, my family. The Chicago Tea Party is for real and it is everyone's responsibility to take our counrty back.

Conservative leaders, blogs, friends and neighbors, don't sit back, spread the world and start a movement. We cannot let this pass.

See you in Chicago or maybe a Tea Party in every town in America this fourth of July.

Thug Tactics From White house

From Ol' Broad

Why would the white house push the bully pulpit?

Call to arms for the Santelli Chicago Tea Party.

The revolution begins.

GPS Bike Trails

From NRO.

So they want to track the miles we drive.
"WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he wants to consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive rather than how much gasoline they burn — an idea that has angered drivers in some states where it has been proposed.
" And This Is With a Republican Transportation Secretary (Bring Back Norman Mineta?) - Kathryn Jean Lopez - The Corner on National Review Online

How much of tax dollars go to bike trails? We have trails all over Minocqua and the north woods. We have the Mountain Bay Trail. We have bike trails in Milwaukee and Madison. Bicycle enthusiasts want us to keep adding trails?

Who pays for the trails? Who ponies up funding for lefties to ride their two wheel bikes all over the country? Isn't there money in the pork bill for bike trails?

Who pays for it, oh that's right, it's tax payers!

If the tax payers pay for bike trails that not all people use, shouldn't the users of the trails pay their fair share? Were in crises!

If they will track us by the miles we drive, why not put a GPS on every bicycle and track the distance people ride! Make it mandatory that all bicycles have GPS tracking devices.

Just add it when all bicycles are manufactured and we can start charging for miles that lefties use on all state bike trails? Hey, your child gets a new bike , you have to pay for the ride with the training wheels on them. What about scooters, charge them! We have the technology, lets charge for skateboards and roller blades! We all must sacrifice and pay. Spread the wealth!

We all need to sacrifice for the economy.

Start charging for bike trail users.

Spread the misery, come libs, pony up!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Liberals Hate Red Neck NASCAR Fans

From S E Cupp.
"FOX News Blogs » FOX Forum » S.E. Cupp
February 17th, 2009 4:58 PM Eastern
Is the Liberal Media Trying to Run NASCAR Off the Road?

By S.E. Cupp
Republican Strategist

Is the long-suffering liberal media jealous of long-thriving NASCAR? It sure seems that way."
Is the Liberal Media Trying to Run NASCAR Off the Road? « FOX Forum «

I can see the left in Washington telling GM and Chrysler to end there ties to NASCAR. We gave you the bailout and we will tell you what to do!

Will NASCAR nation put up with Toyota and Ford only. Don't think so.

If that would happen I could see a ground swell of Conservative people in congress and the senate for years to come.

Go ahead Liberals, make my day!

Tenn and Wis Tea Parties In July

Warning, this is not for you RINO's, moderate republicans or empty suits.

We are not interested in being inclusive! You know who you are, stay home!

Conservatives only.

You are the ones that got us here!

From Ol' Broad and Try 2 Focus

"A Memphis Tea Party?
20 February 2009, 11:04 am (2 hours ago). 2 Comments. Filed under 1st Amendment, Feckless Weasels, Taxes, Tennessee, The ONE.

Perhaps Nashville? Well, we can do that a whole lot easier than Chicago.

The Chicago Tea Party and Many More to Come

The idea is growing. Online activists are sorting out the different responses at Operation Twitter Tea Party with the hashtag #optwtp. Tennessee activists are not to be outdone. For those unable to take the time off of work or spend the money to travel so far, know the Memphis Tea Party will be happening this July as well! The details will be more clear as plans move ahead but you can keep up with them at Memphis Tea Party! Perhaps we should also do a Nashville and a Knoxville Tea Party.

Well, now. I think the people are speaking up…..loud and clear. No one who works their hind end off to provide for their families thinks it’s a real good idea to carry the water for those who can’t be bothered. Giving of your own volitian is one thing. Being forced to support people who won’t even try to help themselves? Well, that a whole ‘nuther can of worms, isn’t it." An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

From Wisconsin.
"Perhaps such a protest needs to be organized in the Green Bay. Or perhaps a pork rind drive for Rep. Kagen who voted for the Great Generational Theft Act."
Try 2 Focus

Anyone interested?

Let see where this goes?

It's the Fault of Wisconsin Small Business

From one of the few real newspapers in Wisconsin.
From Richard Moore and the Lakeland-Times

From Democrats, don't blame us, it's really your fault to small business. The dems are really drinking the kool aid, I wonder which flavor?
"2/20/2009 9:10:00 AM
Democratic leader to business: You're the problem
GOP presses attack on Doyle’s stimulus plan"
Democratic leader to business: You're the problem

The powerful chairman of the state Legislature's Joint Finance Committee had a blunt message for business leaders gathered at a Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce conference in Madison last week: The state's economic woes can be laid right at their doorstep.

State Sen. Mark Miller (D-Madison) had been talking about Gov. Jim Doyle's just released state stimulus package and had started to address the issue of bipartisanship, which had been a running theme at the conference all day, when he suddenly trained his guns on the gathered crowd.

"On bipartisanship, let me tell you that Democrats understand the importance of a free market, but we also understand the importance of a level playing field," Miller said. "In the last 15 years, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has badmouthed Wisconsin more than any other group. We try to promote Wisconsin as much as we can, and we try to bring jobs into the state, but it's hard to do when the largest business group in the state is saying how bad it is here."

So if you bring up bad policy it's called " badmouthing the politicians? Dirty evil business owners. The dems are insane!

To those that voted for these people, you will get what you didn't ask for!

Will Anyone Ask Steve Kagen, Dave Obey, Herb Kohl, Russ Feingold

Try 2 Focus asks the question?

And remember voters in the 8th District that Rep. Steve Kagen voted for this thing. Make sure to ask him why."
Try 2 Focus

MSM, get off your butt and do your job!

Will anyone ask the democrats why they voted for this mess?

How much more are they going to take from hard working people?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kagen, Asleep In Shawano Again

Steve Kagen was sleep talking at the Shawano Leader. Will someone wake him up!
"Kagen says stimulus bill will help, but recovery will take years
By Kent Tempus, Leader editor
The $787 billion stimulus bill signed by President Obama this week contains numerous provisions to help taxpayers and businesses in an effort to get the nation’s economy moving, said U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen.

But he emphasized that it may take years to fully recover from the recession, which started with the collapse of housing and mortgage markets and spread into nearly every other sector of the economy.

“It took at least eight years to slide into this economy and it may take us that long to get out,” Kagen said.

And while the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is gigantic, Kagen said, the nation would end up in worse shape if nothing was done.

“Some say we can’t afford it. We can’t afford not to,” he said.

“The need is now,” he added. “Many people in the district are deciding whether to skip a pill or their next meal.”

If the need is now, how come it's not helping people now? Mr. Kagen, you voted for , congress passed and our president signed the stimulus bill. How long will people keep skipping their pills and miss a meal before your pork bill helps them. When will it start?
Kagen said 181,000 households in the 8th District will receive a tax credit of $400 for single persons or $800 for married couples, while another 61,500 households will be eligible for an additional earned income tax credit of 45 percent on the first $12,570 of income.

My God, we have to wait till 2010 to get our tax credits? Is anyone asking Kagen about this?
Update: I have to correct myself, Kagen is correct, you will get $7.69 a week, but when will that start? Still no specific answer from your 's, not my congressman.
Also, Kagen noted, new car buyers will be able to deduct sales and excise taxes, while another 26,000 households were given a reprieve through a patch of the alternative minimum tax.

Who can buy a car, no one has money! What is he talking about?
“There’s immediate tax cuts for 93 percent of the people in the middle class,” Kagen said.

“This is more money to put in taxpayers’ pockets to help stimulate the economy and help get us through this dry patch,” he added during a stop at the Leader’s office on Wednesday.

He said immediate, show us the money! When will we get it? Is Kent Tempus from the Leader a tody for Kagen or is he really incompetent? ? Why didn't he ask the hard questions? "Mr. Kagen, what do you mean by immediate, what date?" Ask him Kent! "What does immediate mean? Mr. Kagen, when will people get some money?" I had a lot of respect for the Shawano Leader but Kent must of been asleep also!
For small businesses, which Kagen said provide most of the jobs and are responsble for half the nation’s gross domestic product, several provisions should help them grow.

Among them are very-low interest guaranteed loans through the Small Business Administration, a five-year carry back of net operating losses, extension of depreciation, and tax credits for hiring veterans and young people.

"Depreciation, and tax credits", small business won't get that till spring of 2010. What help will they get now to hire and or keep their employee's today?
Those incentives, along with the investment in road construction, school construction and other infrastructure projects, will help small companies increase employment.

"Road construction, school construction and other infrastructure projects", That could be two to four years away, Is Steve Kagen on another planet?
Kagen said the package also includes other important provisions to help people and spur the economy, including an $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers, a $1,500 tax credit for weatherization or energy efficiency improvements, and an extension of benefits for the unemployed to 33 weeks. Other provisions are aimed at helping college students and seniors.

There he goes again, a tax credit for 2010! "A $1,500 tax credit for weatherization or energy efficiency improvements", if people have no money, how can they buy energy improvements to get a tax credit in 2010?
“The hope is it will stimulate the economy so we can work through this recession,” Kagen said. “There’s no country on earth in better position to do that.”

Credit is not flowing, so government action is necessary, he added.

“There is no doubt the government has to be the lender of last resort — when banks are not lending and (interest) rates are crushed to zero, the government .... must step in to begin to stimulate our economy,” Kagen said.

At least here is someone who knows what they are talking about.
Rep. Paul Ryan, who represents southeast Wisconsin, was among Republicans who criticized the legislation. He said only a small portion of the spending in the bill will take place this year and by Fiscal Year 2011 roughly half of the money will be unspent.

Steve Kagen, did you hear that! "A small portion of the spending in the bill will take place this year!"
Ryan also contends there’s a “wish list” of wasteful spending — including $300 million for “green” cars and golf carts for federal bureaucrats, $5.5 billion to improve federal buildings, $1 billion for the 2010 census, $650 million for digital TV coupons, $50 million for the National Endowment of the Arts, and $8 billion high speed Los Angeles-Las Vegas rail line.

“These are a few examples of dubious projects aimed at satisfying interest groups, not economic recovery and job creation,” Ryan said in a statement after the bill was passed.

Worse yet, Ryan notes the Congressional Budget Office says the budgetary impact of the bill would be $1.7 trillion, not including additional costs of interest on the debt.

Kagen, however, said once the new programs begin to improve the economy, Congress would need to show fiscal restraint and cut them back. He also said that he’s urged Gov. Doyle’s task force on the $2.1 billion in federal money coming to Wisconsin make sure it’s spent with transparency and oversight.

Kagen acknowledged there’s more to the solution of improving the economy, including the housing market investment being proposed today though the second half of the $700 billion financial industry rescue plane. Also, Congress must continue to address trade imbalances, he added.

“We need to renegotiate trade decisions and get balanced trade, so that if China sends a ship with $50 billion in goods here, it goes back with $50 billion in American goods,” Kagen said. “Until we have balanced trade, we’ll be having some economic difficulty.”" Shawano Leader

Steve Kagen has no idea what he voted for and is making promises to the people of the 8th district that he cannot keep! Those that voted for Steve Kagen will be the first to be hurt by this pork filled stimulus bill he is bragging about.

You will get what you didn't ask for!

Santelli's Chicago Tea Party CNBC, Vote Now

Show CNBC this is no joke!

If you believe in this country go to link and vote now!

Here is a link to CNBC. They want to know if you want to join Santelli's Chicago Tea Party?

"Would You Join Santelli's "Chicago Tea Party?"
Topics:Barack Obama | Housing | Economy (U.S.) | Economy (Global)" Would You Join Santelli's "Chicago Tea Party?" - General * US * News * Story -

Pass this on to everyone you know.

Santelli's Chicago Tea Party

From Drudge and CNBC.
"Santelli's Chicago Tea Party
The trading floor buzz on whether the government's plan to save the economy will actually help the markets, with Jason Roney, Sharmac Capital; Wilbur Ross Jr., WL Ross & Co. and CNBC's Rick Santelli" Video -

The revolution has started and we are taking back our government!

The Tea Party has begun.

How about a tea party with Limbaugh and Santelli. We can take back our government.

I wonder if Daily would bring out riot control?

Where is Option # 3

From the Peshtigo Times.
"Voters will be asked to choose one of two options.

Option 1) I would support a reasonable plan to resolve the educational facility needs of the Peshtigo Middle/High School at the “present” location; or,

Option 2) I would support a reasonable plan to resolve the educational facility needs of the Peshtigo Middle/High School at a “different” location." Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

Where is plan # 3) I do not want any plan to resolve the educational facility needs of the Peshtigo Middle/High School. They are good enough for now!

Isn't Kagen giving schools money in the stimulus?

What are the people of Peshtigo thinking?

Green Bay Is Nuts

From PM at JS.
"Warning: Man-with-lawsuit crossing ahead
By Patrick McIlheran of the Journal Sentinel
Feb. 18, 2009 11:30 p.m.

Green Bay appears on track to install six roundabouts in a rebuild of a busy stretch of Military Ave. on the city’s west side – though there’s a doozy of a battle shaping up over it."
Right On - JSOnline

If Green Bay, the WDOT and other cities keep going for these Roundtraps , they are all INSANE!

We are not Europe yet!

Local Bakery Up for Possible Award

From the Press Gazette.
"Smurawa's up for bakery award

February 19, 2009
WEST ALLIS — Smurawa's Country Bakery, Pulaski, is among bakeries nominated for the 2009 Bakery Operation of the Year Award, given by Wisconsin Bakers Association." Smurawa's up for bakery award | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Other nominees: Lane's Bakery and Gift Shoppe, Madison; Weber's Bakery, Lodi; Fosdal's Home Bakery, Stoughton; O&H Danish Bakery, Racine; The Extra Special Touch Bakery, Waukesha; Vande Walle's Candies, Appleton; Johnston's Bakery, Sheboygan; Fox Valley Technical College Bake Shop, Appleton; Linda's Bakery, West Salem; Sweet Creations Village Bakery, Slinger; Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac.

The 2009 BOY Award will be given at the WBA annual member event March 10 in Milwaukee.

Good Luck to Smurawa's Bake shop in Pulaski.

For those not into Polish pronunciations, I was told the "w" uses the sound of z.
(smoo ra vas). Not that I am an expert from the town of Pulaski.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Grab Your Ankles and Your Wallet, Wisconsin Tax increases

A great but sad read about all the taxes Diamond Jim is trying to pass to all of us in Wisconsin. Thanks Dad29 and Mark Belling.

"Little Gems in Doylie's Budget

I'll just post 'em. You decide. Belling was kind enough to post the link which is from the Legislative Reference Bureau.
" Dad29

Steve Kagen's Own Investment

From the Hill.
"Lawmakers losing on campaign loans
By Reid Wilson
Posted: 02/18/09 12:12 PM [ET] " - Lawmakers losing on campaign loans

Second-term Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.) will miss out on much of the $619,000 he invested in his own campaigns over the past four years, money he used to sneak through a contested Democratic primary and beat back two well-funded challenges from former state Assembly Speaker John Gard.

Any comments

Liberal Can't Pass The Buck

From Yahoo. From the comment section from an article,"Worst Is Yet to Come"
"The American standard of living was unsustainable. This is a necessary change, just a bummer that it's happening to us instead of our children/grandchildren!
" "Worst Is Yet to Come" Americans' Standard of Living Permanently Changed: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance

What a insecure greedy, self serving idiot.

Typical liberal,


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What Can You Buy For $7.69 A Week

From Wispolitics and a quote from Steve Kagen.
"A breakdown given out by staff of U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, listed 180,000 households in his district receiving tax credits of $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples."

So Steve Kagen is giving you $400.00 a year or 7.69 a week.

What can you buy with with $7.69 and aren't you lucky!

The following is taken from a local businesses.

In Shawano one movie ticket, cost $8.00, your still short 31 cents. Wait two weeks to see a flick.

At 1.949 gal ,3.95 gals of gasoline, average car 78.9 miles in your car. Any higher price per gal in your area, just cut back on your trip.

Sale price on a USDA whole tenderloin at 4.99 lb, you can buy 1.4 lbs, go ask the butcher to cut you a small piece.

Golden Plump Rotisserie Chicken sale price of 5.99 each, you can pick up 1.28m chickens. Again, have them cut you an extra leg.

Stouffers Party Size 96 oz frozen Lasagna sale price 10.99, you can only get 71.8 oz or wait two weeks.

Sirloin steak, 3.99 lb on sale, you can buy 1.93 lbs. for your 2.234 family members.

USDA boneless Ribeye steaks on sale at 8.99 lb, you can ask for a 13oz cut of meat.

Oscar Mayer Bologna 1 lb package, 2/$3.00,you can buy 4 lbs and get a $1.69 back in change. We all need to sacrifice, eat bologna, it's cheep.

Ritz Crackers 14.5 - 16 oz box, sale price 2/$4.00, you can pick up 3 boxes and again, winner winner chicken dinner, you get another $1.69 back.

Shoppers Valu Paper plates,100 ct pkg, sale price $1.59, You can buy 400 plates and go home with a $1.33. Buy a small bottle of ketchup and have plate sandwiches.

Maxwell House coffee, sale price of 5.99 for a 39 oz can. You might be able to buy some coffee creamer with the change.

For you smokers you can get one pack a week, what a deal! That's 2.85 cigs a day. Oh, forgot, Doyle and O are raising cigarette taxes, forget the smokes.

Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum, sale price 23.99 for a 1.75 ltr, your SOL, you have to wait four weeks to buy it!

24/ 12 oz Bud Light cans, sale price 14.99, Sorry,you can't buy it. Have to save for two weeks to have a cold beer.

20 12 oz NR Bud, Bud Light or Bud Select at sale price of 12.49, Out of luck buddy, you wait again for two weeks to buy it! You could settle for a six pack every week.

At McDonalds seven McDoubles or McChicken sandwiches, depending on your local taxes, you might get some change back. Sorry no soda, coffee or fry's.

How about getting the Green Bay Press Gazette? You can get two weeks a month of the newspaper and still have change left. Well, not sure if the PG would let you take only two weeks a month. You could get the 1st and third weeks of the month and maybe save on some coupons if your lucky. Maybe the second and fourth weeks would be better. Hey that's it, the newspapers should go to every other week deliveries so everyone in Wisconsin can get their paper year round. What a deal.

Steve Kagen wants all of you to sacrifice. How much will you be able to spend with your $7.69 a week. Another question, what happens when gasoline goes to 4.24 gal., then what? What will Steve Kagen say and what will you tell him?

Steve Kagen is boasting of all this stimulus money you are getting. He wants you to thank him for it! You can call or e mail him and thank him for the four lbs. of bologna you can buy each week. You know he is waiting to hear from you. He is waiting for all the calls from the people of the 8th district thanking him for all the hard work he is doing for you. He's doing all this for you.

Steve, thank you so much for voting the stimulus package. I'm going to stay up all night just wondering what I can do with my $7.69 a week.

Please, please, give him a call or contact him at the following. He can't wait to hear from you.

Green Bay

Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.
700 E.Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
Phone: (920) 437-1954
Fax: (920) 437-1978


Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.
Radisson Paper Valley
333 West College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 380-0061
Fax: (920) 380-0051

Washington, DC

Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.
1232 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515
Phone: 202) 225-5665
Fax: (202) 225-5729

800 Billion And Steve Kagen Is Giving You $7.69 A Week

From Wispolitics.
"A breakdown given out by staff of U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, listed 180,000 households in his district receiving tax credits of $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples.

Lets see,$400.00 divided by 52 weeks in a year
= 7.6923076923076923076923076923077

Steve Kagen voted for a 800 billion dollar stimulus package and you will receive 7.69 a week for each person in Wisconsin! Didn't we get a check last year for $600.00 a person last summer? Obviously the MSM and a lot of people from Wisconsin forgot about those checks. Did Kagen forget about the $600.00 or is he taking you for a fool? I think the latter.

I Really don't know how to spend it, Thank you thank you thank you!
The Alternative Minimum Tax will be waived for 26,000 households, and education tax credits up to $2,500 are ready for 25,600 students in the 8th CD. "

Did anyone ask if the ATM fix is permanent? Is this a one year fix and 26000 households will get nailed next year? Kagen thinks the people of Wisconsin are a bunch if idiots! Are we sending 25,600 children to collage this year? Where is he getting these numbers?

Some of these business owners and politicians really have their nose up Kagens rear end. How pathetic!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Winner,Winner, Chicken Dinner

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The 500 Line Up

"1- 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 188.001 47.872 Leader
2- 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Kellogg's / Carquest 187.817 47.919 -0.047
3- 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont - - -
4- 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's - - -
5- 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice - - -
6- 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull - - -
7- 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's - - -
8- 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target - - -
9- 20 Joey Logano* Toyota The Home Depot - - -
10- 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express - - -
11- 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Guitar Hero - - -
12- 96 Bobby Labonte Ford - - -
13- 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite - - -
14- 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard - - -
15- 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser - - -
16- 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac - - -
17- 36 Scott Riggs Toyota Tommy Baldwin Racing - - -
18- 41 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota All Sport - - -
19- 98 Paul Menard Ford Quaker State / Menards - - -
20- 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Valvoline - - -
21- 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal - - -
22- 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper - - -
23- 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox - - -
24- 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing - - -
25- 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel's - - -
26- 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar - - -
27- 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA - - -
28- 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine - - -
29- 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 - - -
30- 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley - - -
31- 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Jim Beam - - -
32- 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil - - -
33- 6 David Ragan Ford UPS - - -
34- 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge McDonald's - - -
35- 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M - - -
36- 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army - - -
37- 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Window World - - -
38- 82 Scott Speed* Toyota Red Bull - - -
39- 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt - - -
40- 21 Bill Elliott Ford Motorcraft - - -
41- 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Golden Corral - - -
42- 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Racing - - -
43- 66 Terry Labonte Toyota Window World - - -"

It's Getting Close

"Boater Restrictions Likely Coming To Wisconsin

How much more will our government do? How far will they go?

From the Apostle Islands Navigator

"Boater restrictions likely coming to Wisconsin

More and more freedom stifling rules and regulations all in the name of “the environment” and “public safety”, the two most overused excuses in the book to expand big government rule over your individual freedoms. This one, courtesy of a Democrat (was there ever a doubt?) from Poplar named Bob Jauch.Legislation that would restrict motor boats to no-wake speeds within 100 feet of lake shorelines would make lakes safer and healthier, State Sen. Robert Jauch, D-Poplar, told the Senate Environment Committee on Wednesday.

Under current law motor boats are limited to slow, no-wake operation within 100 feet of piers, or buoyed restricted areas. Jet skis are restricted to slow, no-wake operation within 200 feet of shoreline, but no such restriction exists for motor boats, said Jauch.

“The bill (SB12) protects shore plants and spawning areas from erosion from aggressive boating near shores. It would also make the shore areas safer for swimmers (and) there would be less noise pollution, too,” Jauch said.

Jim Brakken of Cable has been working on the no-wake idea for 10 years, and asked Jauch to sponsor it so the law can reflect the more power outboard motors operating on lakes.

“About 20 years ago, a University of Wisconsin-Extension survey showed that motor boats averaged about 10 horse power, now that’s nearing 100 horse power and the law needs to keep up with the times,” said Brakken, of the Bayfield County Lakes Forum.

Higher powered boats can create more “prop wash” in shallow areas which stirs up nutrients that promote algae growth and degrades water quality, said Brakken.

Keeping fast boats away from shorelines can add to the “peace and tranquility” of visiting or living on a lake while protecting the safety of swimmers, anglers, paddlers and boaters, too.

State Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon, a committee member and former boat owner, joked that operating in shallow areas is also hazardous to the boat.

“Is that why you’re not a boat owner anymore,” asked State Sen. Mark Miller, D-Madison.

“No comment,” replied Luther.

Dane County responded in recent years to high water levels on area lakes with a 200-foot no-wake rule, said Miller, and to date, no enforcement problems have arisen.

Tim Asplund, an ecologist with the Department of Natural Resources, said a 100-foot-no-wake zone would provide the minimum amount of protection from prop wash. To prevent lake bottoms from being unnecessarily stirred up by motor boats, boats should operate in a no-wake mode whenever in less than eight feet of water.

The bill allows local governments to “opt out” of the no-wave rule if they believe it significantly restricts the recreational value of a lake. Also, pick-up and drop-off areas for water skiers would also be exempt from the regulation.

The bill has the backing of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

A similar bill passed the Senate last year but became stalled in the Assembly.

The committee deferred action on the bill until a later date.

by Ken Murphy for the Superior Telegram" Boater restrictions likely coming to Wisconsin « Apostle Islands Navigator

UPDATE: Link to find your legislator.

If you care about this, you really need to contact Madison.

Quit sitting on your hands and call !

Steve Kagen, Wisconsin, Taking Away Your Gun Rights

Gun Owners of the 8th district of Wisconsin. This is for all gun owners.

Did Steve Kagen tell you he now wants to take away your gun owning rights. Seems like this bill HR 45 might have been buried into the stimulus bill. Since no one read the bill, now we have to wait to see all the surprises the left stuck in. Steve Kagen voted for the pork bill and he is now responsible for the outcome. The first step is to take away your rights by licensing with photo and finger prints. Where is the outrage?

Where is the MSM on this?

Here is the bill and some information from Say Uncle.
"H.R. 45:
111st Congress

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Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009" H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 (

Details from "Say Uncle"
"HR 45
Posted by: SayUncle

The bill looks particularly nasty. Some bits:

1. Require licensing for anybody that owns a gun.

2. Would require photographs and a thumbprint

3. Would require passage of a test that covers:

(A) the safe storage of firearms, particularly in the vicinity of persons who have not attained 18 years of age;

(B) the safe handling of firearms;

(C) the use of firearms in the home and the risks associated with such use;

(D) the legal responsibilities of firearms owners, including Federal, State, and local laws relating to requirements for the possession and storage of firearms, and relating to reporting requirements with respect to firearms; and

(E) any other subjects, as the Attorney General determines to be appropriate;

Sebastian highlights some other gems in this bill:

mandates licensing, registration and safe storage for handguns and semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. It also provides for inspection, so you surrender your fourth amendment rights by being licensed. It also requires reporting of Lost and Stolen firearms, and you must inform the federal government if you change addresses."
SayUncle » HR 45

Where are all the gun owners that voted for Kagen? Now what do you think? And let's not forget the NRA last Year during the election.

More Information as it will come out.

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