Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paul Harvey, It Will Never Be The Same

"Broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey dies at age of 90

By RUPA SHENOY, Associated Press Writer Rupa Shenoy, Associated Press Writer – 21 mins ago
FILE **In this Nov. 16, 1988 file photo, radio commentator Paul Harvey and his AP – FILE **In this Nov. 16, 1988 file photo, radio commentator Paul Harvey and his wife, Lynne, hold a street …

CHICAGO – Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday in Arizona, according to ABC Radio Networks. He was 90." Broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey dies at age of 90

Thank You Mr. Harvey. We will never forget you.

New Page Profits

From the Escanaba Daily Press.

Oops, no profit last year for New Page. Did anyone tell Steve Kagen?
"Newpage posts $117 million loss
By Jenny Lancour
POSTED: February 28, 2009

ESCANABA - NewPage recently announced it's company-wide year-end financial results, showing a net loss greater than 14 times the previous year's loss, say company officials who are making adjustments to ride out the recession.

During a conference call via the company's Web site Thursday, company officials stated NewPage Corporation experienced a net loss of $117 million in 2008 compared to a net loss of $8 million in 2007."
 Newpage posts $117 million loss - | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

Referendum To Spear More Walleye

From the Lakeland-Times

2/27/2009 9:57:00 AM
LdF Tribe will go to referendum in efforts to spear more walleye
Border battle between Mole Lake and Lac du Flambeau threatens to lower bag limits
Doug Etten Sports Reporter

"If the agreement is eliminated, the tribe could declare a percentage up to nearly 90 percent of the allowable catch and therefore the state would have to lower bag limits and in some cases eliminate them completely by saying no walleyes can be taken from a specific lake.
" LdF Tribe will go to referendum in efforts to spear more walleye

Thursday, February 26, 2009

GOLLY ANDY, Taxes Goen Up

From Jake Tapper at ABC News.

Golly Andy, SHAZAAAAAAAAMMMMM. Wer guna loose mur muny.

"Obama's Budget: Almost $1 Trillion in New Taxes Over Next 10 yrs, Starting 2011

February 26, 2009 12:00 PM

President Obama's budget proposes $989 billion in new taxes over the course of the next 10 years, starting fiscal year 2011, most of which are tax increases on individuals.

$338 billion - Bush tax cuts expire
$179 billlion - eliminate itemized deduction
$118 billion - capital gains tax hike"

Political Punch: Obama's Budget: Almost $1 Trillion in New Taxes Over Next 10 yrs, Starting 2011

Sara Palin and Bobby Jindal

From Stepping Right Up
"Thursday, February 26, 2009

I will continue to support Governor Sarah Palin and Governor Bobby Jindal

First it was Sarah Palin, now it is Bobby Jindal.

 Stepping Right Up!

Here, here, I agree 100%!

Democrats Are Cruel

With Obama and the dems in charge, are we the people willing to have them take away our tax cuts?

Is this what you want?

married couples will lose an average tax cut of $1,716.

families with children will lose an average tax cut of $1,473.

single women with children will lose an average tax cut of $541.

elderly taxpayers will lose an average tax cut of $1,384.

small business owners will lose tax cuts averaging $2,042.

moderate-income families will see their income tax burden raised entirely.

A family of four with an income of $40,000 would see their federal income taxes go up $1,178 from $45

And I didn't even bring up Wisconsin tax increases.

Do you understand you will get what you didn't ask for?

Democrats are CRUEL for taking away our money.

Kegan Takes Away Secret Ballot

Steve Kagen is saying to the people of the 8th district, who needs a secret ballot?

Here are two letters to the editor of our two fair and balance, Ahhhh, Green Bay Press and Appleton Post Crescent. Kagens Free Choice Act takes away secret balloting at union take overs at any size and all businesses if this passes. Funny how both letters are printed by two different newspapers on the same day. Looks like a form letter to me.

Read for yourself the opposite opinion. First take away secret ballot, next they will take away your secret ballot of all elections.

"Letters: Kudos to Kagen for his support of worker rights

February 26, 2009

Congressman Steve Kagen should be recognized and thanked for his continued support of the Employee Free Choice Act.

The EFCA would do three things: impose real penalties when companies violate workers' rights, set out an arbitration and mediation process when the company and workers can't agree on a first contract and give workers the option to form unions through a majority sign up process, if they choose.

Powerful corporations are actively opposing this legislation because it would give working people the tools to bargain for fair wages and benefits. I, for one, am proud our congressman continues to stand up to these elite special interests.

Dan Rickel,

Waupaca" Letters: Kudos to Kagen for his support of worker rights | | Appleton Post-Crescent

"Hats off to Kagen

February 26, 2009

DENMARK — Hats off to Congressman Steve Kagen for signing on as co-sponsor of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Most people don't realize how hard it is for workers to form a union. Today, most employers manipulate the system so they have months to harass, intimidate and even fire workers who want to form one. All workers should have the right to decide if they want a union free from harassment or intimidation.

The Employee Free Choice Act will finally guarantee that right to hard-working Americans who choose to work union. For too long, corporations and chief executive officers have had way too much control over our economy. From the mortgage crisis to the meltdown on Wall Street to the latest Ponzi scheme scandal, workers have been carved out and entire communities have been left behind.

With the free choice to join a union, working families can begin to counter corporate excess and make our economy work for all of us again. It takes guts to go against the corporate world and stand up for the rights of working people. I'm proud of Steve Kagen for wanting to restore fairness and balance in our country's labor laws by backing the Employee Free Choice Act.

Joseph Heyrman" Hats off to Kagen | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Kudos and hats off to these two gentlemen who seem to believe of taking away your freedom this country gave you.

Secret ballot, who needs it!

Green Bay Tea Party, The Protest Begins

From Try2Focus.

Who will join us.

Who is serious about taking our government back.

"Green Bay Tea Party
Posted on February 26, 2009 by brvanlanen

Congressman Kagen we want to know why you keep supporting pork-laden spending bills. Your socialist friends in Congress and in the White House may think its OK to bailout banks and auto companies. You and your friends may think its OK to create huge economic burdens that will extend to our children and grandchildren by ramming spending bills through Congress with no chance for amendments or real debate, let alone transparency. Guess what Congressman Kagen, your constituents back in Wisconsin don’t approve of all this reckless spending of OUR tax dollars! We are sick of the expansion of current entitlement programs and the creation of new ones!

“We the people” are sick of our voices not being heard by you and your Democratic friends in Washington DC.

In Green Bay we are joining the ranks of cities holding Tea Party protests.

What: Green Bay Tea Party

When: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 11 am - noon

Where: Titletown Brewing Company (Downtown)

This will be an outdoor rally. A march to Congressman Kagen’s office is being planned.

Spread the word and hope to see you there!" Try 2 Focus

Link to other Tea Parties.

If you care, e mail and call all your friends. Call your family. Spread the word.

How much more tax money can you lose?

Count us in for two going March 7th, Green Bay.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Texas Wife

From Ol' Broad's Ramblings

"“A Texas Wife”
25 February 2009, 5:16 pm"

An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

Steve Kagen, Wisconsin 8th District, Spending Your Money Not His

From Fox 11.
Can someone please explain this from a report about Steve Kagen and the presidents speech Tuesday night.
"The office of Rep. Steve Kagen (D-8th District) paid for a satellite feed before the president delivered his speech, so we could bring you his comment. "
NE Wis. delegation on Obama speech

Why did his office have to buy a satellite feed? Hello, please, someone explain? Didn't someone invent cell phones to get his comment? Hey Steve, you could fax your comment or did you hear about E MAIL, you know, Al Gore invented the internet!

People are suffering and Steve Kagen keeps spending our money.

Does this means Fox 11 owes Kagen positive coverage?

Steve Kagen is taking the people of the 8th district for a bunch of fools!

Excuse me, Fox 11, Fair and Balance or paid off by a politician near you.

For crying out loud!

Fight Over Wisconsin Black Bear


Seems the DNR are holding the big black bear. From my post"Friday, December 26, 2008. First I heard it was shot!
Berry Laker: Black Bear Killed In Wisconsin
"Farmer to take fight over bear carcass to court
Feb 25 04:25 PM US/Eastern

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BOYCEVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A farmer says he's ready to take his fight with the state Department of Natural Resources over a bear carcass to court. Neil Schlough said he was harvesting corn Nov. 26 when he realized he had hit an animal with his combine. He discovered it was a 700-pound bear.

He called a DNR warden, bought a $75 tag from the agency and decided to have his "trophy" bear mounted. But, at the taxidermy, bullets holes were found in the hide.

A man from West Fargo, N.D., later admitted shooting the bear out of season while hunting on land his family owned previously. Charges are pending.

The DNR seized the bear as evidence. But Schlough wants it back. He said the carcass was legally sold to him. He's hired an attorney and plans to sue the DNR for ownership. "
Farmer to take fight over bear carcass to court

Sorry budduy, we keep the bear and keep your $75.00 says the DNR.

Translation Of Steve Kagen

From WTMJ. Comments about the Obama speech last night form Congressman Kagen.

For those that voted for Steve Kagen, you will not like what you will get. People of the 8th district, you have to know what Steve Kagen really means when he speaks.
""Health care is the largest overhead expense for every household, every small business and every government at every level. ... I applaud President Obama for rising to the challenge of addressing this important economic and social concern and I stand ready to help him in anyway I can." -- Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Wis." Wisconsin Politicians React to Obama Speech | Today's TMJ4 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Weather, Sports, WTMJ | Local News


Mr. President, the people of the 8th district of Wisconsin want you and I to raise their taxes as high as we want!

They don't know what we are doing, so please Mr. Obama, raise them!

I like all this power we have. My constituents are pretty dumb Mr President.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On The Eve Of Lent

To my Berry Laker Family.

Bishop Timothy Michael Dolan

"God never calls you to do something without giving you the grace to do it."

Fat Tuesday

It's almost 6:00 pm. Had 6 mini candy bars (snickers, Milky way and 3 Musketteers), 2 martinis, and just about to make a ham sandwich with white bread.

"Mardi Gras, literally "Fat Tuesday," has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the "last hurrah" before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. That's why the enormous party in New Orleans, for example, ends abruptly at midnight on Tuesday, with battalions of streetsweepers pushing the crowds out of the French Quarter towards home.

What is less known about Mardi Gras is its relation to the Christmas season, through the ordinary-time interlude known in many Catholic cultures as Carnival. (Ordinary time, in the Christian calendar, refers to the normal "ordering" of time outside of the Advent/Christmas or Lent/Easter seasons. There is a fine Scripture From Scratch article on that topic if you want to learn more.)" Catholic Roots of Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday History

What to give up for lent?




4)Alcohol in general?


6)Ice Cream?



9) high carb food (on a low carb diet)bread, rice, spuds?

Geez, what to do, what to do.

For my Lord and Savior,

I will go with

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9!

You thought I would give up # 1, I will wait til May 23 to quit the sticks. More on that in future posts and taxes didn't go up yet on them. Yea, yea, I know its a bad habit but my goal is to quit in May.

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Roundabouts, Military, Green Bay, Wis.

Can someone from Green Bay tell me where Jim Schmit, the Mayor of Green Bay is coming from?

Is he a Liberal? Doesn't seem to lean right. Is he a moderate?

He want's to take stimulus money!

He wants roundabouts on Military!

He kissed our presidents and the 8th district congressman's butt!

So you in Green Bay Wisconsin, who is
Jim Schmit?

Someone needs to find a new mayor!

Sorry, I am moving to paradise in May.

Guy Zima for mayor!

Bishop Dolan

From the New York Post.

Congratulations Bishop Dolan. Even though we are not from Milwaukee we hold a warm admiration, love and been blessed in knowing Timothy Dolan. What an honor it has been.

God Bless you Bishop Dolan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, left, and Cardinal Edward Egan celebrate mass.

Last updated: 1:05 pm
February 23, 2009
Posted: 9:50 am
February 23, 2009

The former monsignor named to head the New York Archdiocese may have just gotten to the Big Apple - but he's already tackling the tough issues.

For starters, the affable Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan noted that he has a desire to visit the new Yankee Stadium this spring and that there's a hot dog cart outside St. Patrick's Cathedral.

I found this to be very interesting in the future.
"Cardinal Egan has served both Catholics and all New Yorkers very well and leaves a strong and thoughtful legacy," said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). His work with parishes, health care and the church's extensive charity network won't soon be forgotten. We welcome Archbishop Dolan enthusiastically, and look forward to working with him."

I would think Bishop Dolan will hold the politicians feet to the fire on abortion and Holy Communion. It should be interesting.

Porktea Party

From and Lipton Tea

Steve Kagen, 8th District Malpractice?

A letter to the Appleton P C from Terry Schilling from Fremont.

"It does make me wonder if our 8th District representative, Dr. Steve Kagen, read his patients' charts before treating a patient or prescribing medication." Letters: Congressional leaders lost trust with stimulus | | Appleton Post-Crescent

Terry makes a great point. If Mr. Kagen did treat a patient and didn't read the chart and something happened to the patient, he could of been brought up for medical malpractice.

In the same way Steve Kagen should be brought up on 8th district malpractice by his constituents. He didn't read the bill. Hey that would be a GREAT commercial for who ever runs against Kagen in 2010.

Thank You Terry Schilling for your good thoughts. Keep up your good work.

Jim Doyle, Why Not Freeze Tuition


" * Sun, 22 Feb 2009 18:10:07 GMT

Governor's plan gives UW students more tuition aid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Nearly 40,000 Wisconsin college students would get enough financial aid to offset tuition increases during the next two years under Gov. Jim Doyle's budget proposal.

Doyle promised that University of Wisconsin System tuition increases would be moderate and in line with recent hikes of 5.5 percent the past two years. But he said all students from families with the state's median income of $60,000 or less would be protected from the increases.

To do that, the governor is proposing a $24 million increase for the Wisconsin Higher Education Grants received by about 25,000 UW students.

The money will be used to increase the size of grants averaging $2,270 this school year to cover expected tuition increases. The Higher Educational Aids Board is expected to approve next school year's increase, which has not been released, next week." Wisconsin Wire -

Why not help all students and freeze all UW tuition?

That would be too easy! Can't do it!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Who Can Fill Reagan's shoes

From Ann Coulter.
"Reagan changed the country, Reeves said, and some would say "he changed the world, making communism irrelevant and the globe safe for the new imperialism of free-market capitalism." In Reeves' most inspiring line, he says Reagan "was a man of conservative principle and he damned near destroyed American liberalism." " Welcome to

Conservatives are looking for the next Ronald Reagan. Male or female, it does not matter. We want someone who has our beliefs and will not accept anyone else. Moderates, RINO's and guitar players are not acceptable.

"Tea Party U.S.A.

"Tea Party U.S.A.: The movement grows
By Michelle Malkin • February 21, 2009 04:16 AM "
 Michelle Malkin » Tea Party U.S.A.: The movement grows

Seattle on Monday. Denver on Tuesday. Mesa AZ on Wednesday. Overland Park, Kansas today. What a week, huh? We got the anti-stimulus, anti-entitlement protest ball rolling — and now the movement, spurred further by CNBC host Rick Santelli’s call for a “Chicago Tea Party,” is really taking off.

David Hogberg at Investor’s Business Daily has a nice piece out today spotlighting the growing taxpayer revolt the rest of the MSM won’t cover. He interviewed our registered commenters Liberty Belle Keli Carender, who spearheaded the Seattle anti-pork protest, and HuskerGirl Amanda Grosserode, who organized today’s anti-stimulus demonstration against Democrat Rep. Dennis Moore in Overland Park, KS.

Blog Problems

Looks like I am having problems with my blog. Home page show no posts. I have to go to archives to bring up my posts.

Oh no, maybe the feds told someone to shut me down.

Big brother must be watching.

Update, back to normal.

You just don't know with the new administration.

Licensr Fee Inrease

From JSOnline.

"Doyle proposes switch to 1 license plate to save money

By The Associated Press

Posted: Feb. 21, 2009

Gov. Jim Doyle wants to save hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next two years by putting only one license plate on Wisconsin cars and trucks." Doyle proposes switch to 1 license plate to save money - JSOnline

So will Diamond Jim not raise license fee's.

I say he will anyway even with one plate.

My guess $100.00 a plate coming soon.

MU Basketball

From JSOnline.
Berry Laker son # 2 attends MU this fall. Who do I root for? Son # 1 at UW Milaukee or son # 2 at MU? Guess I will cheer for both.

"Marquette 78, Georgetown 72
By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel

Feb. 21, 2009 | Washington, D.C. -- The Marquette Golden Eagles have reached uncharted waters.

Behind 23 points from Wesley Matthews, 22 from Jerel McNeal and 17 from Lazar Hayward, 10th-ranked MU knocked off the Georgetown Hoyas, 78-72, on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center.

The victory was the Golden Eagles' 12th in Big East play, besting their previous high of 11 set last season.

MU's highest total since joining the 16-team league four years ago, the 12 victories also allowed it to continue breathing down the neck of the Connecticut Huskies, who travel to the Bradley Center for a huge showdown on Wednesday night.

The Golden Eagles (23-4, 12-2) out-rebounded Georgetown (14-11, 5-9), 32-29, and committed just six turnovers, helping offset 36.7% shooting in the second half and allowing the Hoyas to shoot 50.9% for the game. »Read Full Blog Post"
Link to article

Sturgeon Season 2009

From JSOnline
"Spearers take 1,512 sturgeon in Fox Valley lakes
By Don Behm of the Journal Sentinel

Feb. 21, 2009 | The 2009 sturgeon spearing season closed today after spearers took a total of 1,512 of the fish from lakes Winnebago, Poygan, Winneconne and Butte des Morts.

The count included 301 juveniles, 596 males and 615 adult females, which was 97.6% of the 630 quota for adult females allowed this season, said Ron Bruch, sturgeon biologist with the state Department of Natural Resources. The season opened Feb. 14.

Spearers took 89 sturgeon on Lake Winnebago today before the season closed at 12:30 p.m., Bruch said. The lake's season total of 1,237 sturgeon fell below the record of 1,854 set in 2004.

"A snowstorm and strong winds created white-out conditions on Lake Winnebago today," he said. "But that didn't stop large numbers of dedicated sturgeon spearers from driving out on the ice to their shacks this morning."

The season on lakes Poygan, Winneconne and Butte des Morts ended Wednesday. Spearers took 275 sturgeon from those lakes this season. " Spearers take 1,512 sturgeon in Fox Valley lakes - JSOnline

Matthews, What A Joke.

From Ol' Broad and Grizzly Groundswell.

"Tweety Does not Get it
February 20, 2009 by: stixblog "
Tweety Does not Get it | Grizzly Groundswell

I am surprised Matthews didn't feel something running down his leg.



Smoking Ban At Casinos

From the Fond Du Lac Reporter.
"Governor Doyle: Statewide smoking ban 'very doable'

By Laurie Ritger • The Reporter • February 22, 2009

Gov. James Doyle wouldn't guarantee a statewide smoking ban, but called it "very doable.""
Governor Doyle: Statewide smoking ban 'very doable' | | Fond du Lac Reporter

Did anyone bother to ask Doyle if his plan also bans smoking on Casino properties?

Highly unlikely.

Will smoking be banned on tribal land?

Highly unlikely.

Seems to be a little hypocrisy here.

Wrestling, Gillett / Suring To State

From the GBPress.

Congratulations, Trent Smits going to Madison.
Bring that state trophy home.
"152: 1, Trent Smits, Gillett/Suring;"

 Wrestling: Oconto Falls sends four to state in D2 | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Stop The Mandate

From JS Online.
"Wisconsin's ethanol boom sputters, stalls
Market glut, rising expenses, tight credit throttle industry

By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Feb. 21, 2009"
Wisconsin's ethanol boom sputters, stalls - JSOnline

Some ethanol plants were announced with a big splash, including a YouTube video featuring former Gov. Tommy Thompson.

But now, Wisconsin's ethanol and biodiesel industries face some financial messes.

The state's largest ethanol plant, Renew Energy in Jefferson, has filed for bankruptcy. A proposed $195 million plant that Thompson, one of the company's directors, touted for Walworth County hasn't been able to get adequate financing.

Seems now would be a good time to cut off the ethanol mandates!