Saturday, March 14, 2009


From Drudge,

This, if does happen is an act of war! What will our commander in chief do?
"Russia weighs Cuba, Venezuela bases: report
Mar 14 06:30 AM US/Eastern

Russia could use bases for its strategic bombers on the doorstep of the United States in Cuba and Venezuela to underpin long-distance patrols in the region, a senior air force officer said Saturday.

"This is possible in Cuba," General Anatoly Zhikharev, chief of the Russian air force's strategic aviation staff, told the Interfax-AVN military news agency.

The comments were the latest signal that Moscow intends to project its military capability in far-flung corners of the globe despite a tight defence budget and hardware that experts consider in many respects outdated. " Russia weighs Cuba, Venezuela bases: report

Where are all the snot nose liberals on this?

My thought, hiding in the closet!

Club Gitmo, NEW Chapter

A new faction of the conservative movement has emerged from the Green Bay Tea Party that was held on March 7th.

The Rush Limbaugh Club Gitmo group, the Northeastern Wisconsin chapter was formed

This is a call to arms to join the resistance to take back our government. We agree with the teachings, values and philosophy from our leader from the EIB southern command in Florida.

The New chapter meets at Tea parties and rally's in the 8th district of Wisconsin.

We have some very simple straight rules to follow.

1) You have to be conservative, (no RINO's allowed).

2) You have to believe that government is not the solution, it is the problem.

3) You have to believe in less taxes and less intrusion by our government officials.

4) If you join, members may use real first/last names or fictitious names,labels, blog names etc.. Members are not in it for glory or fame. We are in it to take back our freedom.

4) This is a not for profit, no dues, no fancy theme song (yet), just a simple grass roots effort to take back our country.

5) There is only one stipulation.You have to wear the official Club Gitmo apparel, (old or new version acceptable) at tea parties or tax revolt rallies held in the 8th district of Wisconsin.

This is the first posting of by laws, chapter rules. Chapter by laws may change as club growth expands where needed.

Any questions, please e mail at

Because of work and distance our next meeting will be held at the Appleton Tea Party. Madison just doesn't work out on the schedule.
"Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Fox Banquets (Parking Lot)
Street: 111 E. Kimball
City/Town: Appleton, WI

To volunteer contact Jim Steineke -"
Appleton Tea Party « Try 2 Focus

We hope to see a Southeastern chapter started in Madison also on April 15th.

We thank Hurricane and the Big Guy ( me) for accepting the president and secretary positions. We are looking to find our VP at the Appleton Rally.

Above picture is of first two members at Green Bay Tea Party. Pres and Sec.

See you in Appleton on the 15th.

Diamond Jim Taxing Food

From Asian Badger.
Hidden within the Governor’s proposed state budget is a brand new fee on beef, poultry and pork.The Asian Badger

Who and the heck voted for this guy? You are getting what you didn't ask for!

Fishing Fraud


Fraud with a 26in. walleye. How low do you have to be to do this?
"Man cited for transporting live fish

Posted: March 13, 2009 11:11 PM

An Oconto county man is facing a 329 dollar citation for illegally transporting a "live" fish." WGBA -Man cited for transporting live fish

"The fisherman (Hensberger) kept the fish alive, transported the fish to his home, put the fish in a fish tank to keep it alive, and then a little over a week later transported the fish to various fishing tournaments and subsequently won those tournaments," said DNR Conservation Warden Mark Schraufnagel. In one tournament, on Shawano Lake, Hensberger won a hundred dollars after apparently signing up his own ten year old daughter, and then using the walleye caught on Anderson Lake to win it.

Letting Criminals Run Free

From the Green Bay Press.
"Ruling divides candidates for state Supreme Court

By RYAN J. FOLEY • The Associated Press • March 14, 2009

MADISON — To understand the views of the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court, voters may want to consider how they handled the case of a bloodstained sweat shirt." Ruling divides candidates for state Supreme Court | | Green Bay Press-Gazette
A detective investigating the 1987 murder of a Watertown woman beaten to death with a baseball bat seized the shirt from a suspect's apartment. Years later, DNA tests revealed blood on the shirt was the victim's and the suspect was charged with homicide.
Koschnick ruled the shirt could be admitted. But Abrahamson twice voted to overturn Koschnick and throw it out — even after the U.S. Supreme Court asked her court to reconsider.

Obviously we need to have Shirley Abrahamson retire!

Ice Golf Anyone

From the Lakeland-Times.
One of more than 200 participants registered in the seventh annual ice golf tournament who tromped through the slushy, slippery ice on Lake Minocqua last Saturday, March 7, tees off on a tennis ball in hopes of making a hole in one. The event raised about $8,000 to be allocated among the Lakeland Food Pantry, a new scholarship in the name of Danielle Gorectke, and hospice. The event was sponsored by the Thirsty Whale and the Yacht Club. Aimee Freston photo

I prefer using a regular real golf ball. If you haven't done lake golf,, give it a try, it's a gas! The ball can bounce a mile or more!

Wolf Problem, Lefty Wacko's

From the Capitol Press.
"Ranchers circle warily around wolf delisting Idahoans say they expect more litigation to follow federal announcement

Patricia R. McCoy
Capital Press
" Ranchers circle warily around wolf delisting

"Contrary to common belief, they will kill a human being," Barrett said. "Unfortunately it will probably have to happen before everybody takes their rose-colored glasses off. Personally, I would not leave my small child at a school bus stop. I'd sit right there in the car with him until he was actually aboard the bus."

Greeen Bay Press, We don't like Catholics Part 2

From the Green Bay Press.

Does the Press Gazette have a thing for Catholics? Part 1, it's unsafe to eat at church fish fry's and now part 2, they have look into falling numbers of practicing Catholics!
"Survey: Percentage of Catholics in Wisconsin falling

By J.E. Espino • Gannett Wisconsin Media • March 13, 2009

Wisconsin's fish fry tradition at Catholic churches has no problem reeling in large crowds, but a national religion survey shows that fewer people are filling pews in churches of all faiths." Survey: Percentage of Catholics in Wisconsin falling | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The PG article on unsafe fish Fry's must not have worked. Here they admit large crowds attend them. Fish fry scare didn't work so lets slam em with low numbers attending church. We will just keep pounding em! I also seem to recall the population of Wisconsin is shrinking. Might there be a correlation between less population and lower # of Catholics? Hummmmm?
"The survey looked at how do people identify themselves. That's all it was. Do you call yourself Catholic? Do you call yourself Buddhist? Do you call yourself nondenominational? It doesn't get at what people are doing behaviorally. It doesn't get at people's yearnings. It doesn't get at people's values," she said.

Catholics, Buddhist or ndm's? That sure is a lot of choices. Seems like a smear against Catholics to me! Maybe a better question would of been, "do you call yourself a Christian? No, we just want to pick on those people.

Those evil Catholics who are against abortion and they have those perverted priests! We'll get em one way or another!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Diamond Jim, His Hand Is In Your Pockrt

From the Green Bay Press.

Slight of hand by Jim Doyle.

"Wisconsin budget would divert your cell phone rebates

By Todd Richmond • The Associated Press • March 13, 2009

MADISON — Gov. Jim Doyle wants $25 million in rebates promised to cell phone users to go to local governments instead.

The transfer tucked into Doyle’s budget plan would cost typical cell users a $4 to $5 one-time credit, state regulators estimated.

Federal law passed in 1999 mandated improvements in states’ wireless 911 systems so emergency dispatchers can automatically locate callers on cell phones. Doyle, a Democrat, signed a bill in 2003 that imposed surcharges on cell phone users to cover Wisconsin’s technology upgrades." Wisconsin budget would divert your cell phone rebates | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

How much more will Jim Doyle take from average citizens? Diamond Jim has his hand in your pocket. He's grabbing as much as can get and how many people who voted for him won't hear or see this and others will make nothing of it!


Are you mad as hell and how much more will you take?

Dirty Jobs to Film in The UP

From the Escanaba Daily Press

"‘Dirty Jobs’ coming to area Cable TV show expected to film at log home maker
By Laura Mead -
POSTED: March 13, 2009

Kim and Shannon Amon, employees at Rapid River Rustic, a log home manufacturer, peel the bark off a cedar log the old-fashioned way — with a peeler. Because this job can be so dirty, the company was selected to be part of the television cable show “Dirty Jobs.” Filming of the show in Rapid River will be rescheduled after bad weather postponed plans this week. (Daily Press photo by Laura Mead)

RAPID RIVER - The workers at Rapid River Rustic, a local log home manufacturing company, have been recognized for their work - their dirty work, that is.

An episode of the TV show "Dirty Jobs" was to be filmed at the business this week, but was postponed at the last minute until a later date." Dirty Jobs’ coming to area - | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

Unions, Don't Wish Too Hard

From the Green Bay Press.
"Local unions raising support for Employee Free Choice Act
Bill would change how employees form unions

By Richard Ryman • • March 13, 2009 " Local unions raising support for Employee Free Choice Act | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Union members say current law allows employers to intimidate workers and delay elections
Union members said the existing rules give employers an unfair advantage in blocking attempts to organize.
"In the Senate, we think we're close," Vanderbloemen said. "It's quite simple — no unions, no middle class."

What don't they understand about secret ballots. I hope unions don't wish too hard for this, they may not like the outcome!

Stock up your canned goods and learn to make your own bread and butter! Non union made bread and butter to boot!

I wonder what Ronald Reagan would do?

Steve Kagen, A Bawd of a Congressman

An editorial from the Green Bay Press Gazette.
"Editorial: Whatever you call it, it still smells like bacon

March 13, 2009

Sen. Russ Feingold has a unique distinction: He is one of only five U.S. senators who did not attach earmarks to the omnibus spending bill President Barack Obama signed Wednesday."
Editorial: Whatever you call it, it still smells like bacon | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

So the PG is bringing up earmarks. I do agree with Feingold but with our congress people from Wisconsin, why does Russ need to do any earmarks, the pork is still slopping into Wisconsin. He looks like a saint and Wisconsin is still getting millions! Would you call that hipocrisy?

We trust that Kagen will follow that lead: He should vote to approve any and all efforts to bring federal spending under control.

Come on PG, you really trust Steve Kagen? How long will you play kissy face with Kagen. Call him what he is, a bawd!

Yea, I am and will vote against earmarks, wasn't that in his campaign?

Hey PG, can you ask him if he ate the pork rinds left at his office?

The MSM is still playing footsie with the left! Not surprised are you?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

March Madness Vasectomy Special

I could of sworn some clinic is running this in central Wisconsin. Thought I heard it this morning on 550 WSAU Wausau. Here's the details from Oregon from Fox News.

"March Madness: Good Time for a Vasectomy?

Sunday, March 09, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For guys who park in front of the TV during college basketball's March Madness, the Oregon Urology Institute has a suggestion: Why not use that time to recover from a vasectomy?

He reported filling 15 slots by Thursday afternoon and expects to fill all 24.

The sports radio station broadcasting the clinic's ads promises to send each patient a recovery kit of sports magazines, free pizza delivery and a bag of frozen peas.


"The frozen peas are malleable enough that you can get them right in there and get the swelling down," FitzPatrick said." - March Madness: Good Time for a Vasectomy? - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cowards Are Taking Money From Everywhere

From Berry Laker Brother # 2.

An article from ARRA
"Washington Newsletter
March 2009
Sticky Fingers in New Mexico

The budget crunch is being felt in cities and states throughout the country. Legislators, governors and mayors are looking for any "free" cash they can get their hands on in order to fund new and existing programs. Strange things happen during difficult economic times and we only need to look to New Mexico for an interesting, but disturbing development.

OHV riders in New Mexico were sounding the alarm a few days ago when they discovered that the New Mexico State Legislature was getting ready to dip into the New Mexico OHV sticker fund to the tune of $500,000. Rather than use the money to provide public education on safe OHV practices and trail construction and maintenance, as it was originally intended, legislative language in House Bill 2 would direct the funds to an "eco-tourism initiative" by the State Tourism Department. Apparently, Governor Richardson wants to use the eco-tourism initiative as a way to promote "a nature-based form of specialty travel that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of the local community." I'm not sure what that means, but that is the legislative language and one has to assume that the Governor has a clue.

Governor Richardson, as you will recall, was nominated by President Obama to be the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Commerce. Richardson later had to withdraw his nomination because he is under investigation by federal authorities for possible violations of political fundraising laws. As far as we can tell, the investigation is ongoing and Richardson still has not been given the signal that he no longer has to worry about pending legal issues. Perhaps the federal investigators should expand their investigation to include "eco-tourism" and the potential misuse of the OHV sticker fund. " Newsletter - March 2009

Look out for the rest on the left.

What a bunch of COWARDS

JFK an Tax Cuts

A great piece from Richard Moore at the only professional Newspaper in Wisconsin,
The Lakeland-Times.

Here's just one of the gems of the article.

3/10/2009 11:47:00
President Obama is standing perilously close to Carter, Johnson

"JFK's words still resonate today:

"Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other," Kennedy said. "It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits. It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now. The experience of a number of European countries and Japan have borne this out. This country's own experience with tax reduction in 1954 has borne this out. And the reason is that only full employment can balance the budget, and tax reduction can pave the way to that employment. The purpose of cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy, which can bring a budget surplus."" President Obama is standing perilously close to Carter, Johnson

Anyone listening out there!

Tea Party Appleton, April 15th

Holy Cow, Try2Focus with breaking news. He's got the scoop. What a guy!

"On the heels of the wildly successful Green Bay Tea Party, Appleton will have it’s own tea party on April 15 (tax day).

From the group site on Facebook.

A day of protest against the wasteful government spending. We will be gathering in the parking lot of Fox Banquets in downtown Appleton at 5:30.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time:5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Fox Banquets (Parking Lot)
Street: 111 E. Kimball
City/Town: Appleton, WI

To volunteer contact Jim Steineke -

Pass the word to all your family and friends!!" Try 2 Focus

This one I should make after work.
Time to wash the Club Gitmo shirt for April 15th. WOOOOO DOG!!!!

Thank You Northeastern Wisconsin Conservatives

A personal note about the Tea Party in Green Bay Saturday.

I was there to be a part of the rally. I was only one person. It was my very first rally and being over fifty doesn't say much for me. From one conservative American to all of you that were there, I just want to say I was so proud to be a part of it with you. I may not know any of you by name but I do know I was in good company side by side with you.

Most of you there may never read this but I just want to say it anyway.

Thank You friends for letting me share it with you.

Together we started the Wisconsin movement. Do what you can to spread the words and beliefs of conservatism. We cannot forget what we started and we must take it forward.

Tea Party Rally April 15th, Madison Wisconsin

Katrina, a GREAT American asked if I knew any details of a another Tea Party Revolt in Green Bay on April 15th. I have not heard anything for Green Bay but did hear Jerry Bader say he would be in Madison on the 15th. He also mentioned buses going to Madison to go to the rally. Here is what I found from AFP. To sign up go to the link. I will keep the link on my site (upper left on the my home page) if you need to follow any changes.Thank You AFP for getting this going.

"What:Tea Party - Taxpayer Rally
Date: April 15th, 2009
Where: Madison, WI
When:11:30 am - 1:00 pm


The Rock Star of Radio - Vicki McKenna
Americans for Prosperity State Director - Mark Block
WTAQ Radio- Green Bay - Jerry Bader
Chairman State GOP- Reince Priebus

More Details To Be Announced

Buses are being scheduled for the following cities:

Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, Minocqua, Wausau, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, LaCrosse

Please Check Back For Additional Locations and Times

And Urge Your Friends To Sign Up"
Tea Party/Taxpayer Rally

I know it is a Wednesday but if you can't go, spread the word, tell your friends. We are all together on this, keep it going!

Here's an idea, Those here in Northeastern Wisconsin who can't make it, maybe we can drop off tea and pork rinds to Jerry at the station. Just floating it out there. Just a thought. To do something like this or if you have any other ideas, post me a comment. need feedback to go forward.

Conservatism will not spread unless we spread it. Get involved.

Hey Herb, Retraining Still Means No Jobs

From JSOnline.
"Earmark would benefit former GM Janesville workers

By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Mar. 11, 2009 10:24 a.m.

More than $950,000 has been included in the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill for Blackhawk Technical College, in Janesville, to help former General Motors employees and affiliated workers with job training.

The earmark was inserted into the legislation by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

In late December, the GM plant in Janesville closed, affecting about 2,400 workers at the plant and its suppliers." Earmark would benefit former GM Janesville workers - JSOnline

If there are no jobs, what will retraining do? The people from GM deserve more and deserve better! Sounds like extra money to the pockets of teachers and administration at Blackhawk Tech. How much of the $950,000 will really go to training and how much will go to some lefties pocket? Are they building a new wing and going to name it Herb Kohl West

Who creates jobs, who hires employees, where are the people from GM Janesville going to work! Will someone ask Herb?

By the way, who's in charge and who demonized SUV's? Herb Kohl and the left.

Sorry, it's a drop in the bucket. Only $950,000 of your money.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Might As Well Use A Row Boat

Elections matter, elections may not give you the results you were looking for!

Update on slow-no-wake bill

The slow-no-wake bill (SB 12) passed the full Senate on February 24, 2009.

The bill would establish a slow no wake zone within 100 feet of a lake’s shoreline for motorboats. This proposal includes an opt-out provision, allowing local government to exclude lakes if the law significantly impacts recreation. Pick-up and drop zones for water skiers would also be excluded.

SB 12 is scheduled for a public hearing before the Assembly Natural Resources Committee this week. The Committee will then have to schedule an Executive Session on the bill, vote on amendments, and vote to send the bill forward to the full Senate for consideration.

Steve Kagen's Bridge To No Where Earmark

From the Post Crescent.

Is this Steve Kagen's "Bridge to Nowhere"? Kagen plants an earmark (I thought he was against earmarks) and Outagamie County will flip the bill! By the way, which county does Steve Kagen come from? MMMMMM let's see, Door, Oconto, Shawano, getting warmer, Brown, BINGO....................... OUTAGAMIE!

Outagamie County, you got 7.5 million to spare!
"Outagamie County can't confiscate Little Chute bridge money

By Susan Squires • Post-Crescent staff writer • March 10, 2009

APPLETON — Outagamie County, which refused to pay $750,000 toward Little Chute's proposed $7.5 million bridge to Island Park, could end up effectively paying for the whole thing.

The county learned earlier this year the state has counted $6 million for the Little Chute bridge against its "entitlement," a formula that allocates federal and state money for local bridge repairs and replacements. County Highway Commissioner Al Geurts estimates the $6 million is about 14 years worth of smaller bridge projects.

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And now, the state says the county doesn't have the authority to reappropriate the money, which politicians, including U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, helped persuade the DOT in 2007 to earmark for a bridge to a 5.8-acre island park the village hopes to develop.

The current bridge's lift mechanism is inoperable, and the anticipated reopening of the Fox River locks system to boat traffic means either removing it or replacing it with a functional lift. The island is inaccessible without the bridge.

Rod Clark, director of the DOT's Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors, said counties can shuffle money for their own projects, but after Outagamie County bowed out of the Little Chute bridge deal last fall, the state sent a project agreement to Little Chute. Now, the project money is presumed to be Little Chute's.

"If they choose not to sign it, we would say this project is no longer active, then the county would have access to the money," Clark said.

Officials from the village and county plan to send a joint delegation to meet with state Transportation Secretary Frank Busalacchi. Little Chute wants to build the bridge, but doesn't want the rest of the county's bridges to suffer because of it." Outagamie County can't confiscate Little Chute bridge money | | Appleton Post-Crescent

Back At You MSM

From the Lakeland-Times. Seems the state (WIAA) is telling the MSM what they can or cannot do!

"3/10/2009 11:29:00 AM Email this article • Print this article
WIAA flexes muscles against Wisconsin newspapers
Lawsuit says streaming playoff game was illegal; what’s next ...?

Raymond T. Rivard and Doug Etten
The Lakeland Times

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association and one of its most powerful members, Gannett Co. Inc., are being sued by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association for making available what they say was an illegal webcast of a WIAA playoff football game in Stevens Point last fall.

In addition to Gannett, the parent company of The Post-Crescent, the athletic association has also filed suit against the newspaper association for infringing on its exclusive media ownership rights.

The WIAA is asking a Portage County judge to rule that the organization has the right to "control the transmission, Internet stream, photo, image, film, videotape, audiotape, writing, drawing or other depiction or description" of high school games.
" WIAA flexes muscles against Wisconsin newspapers

You know, the MSM is getting what they deserve! Now they know what average citizens go through from the State of Wisconsin. When our rights are being trampled, the MSM mostly sides with the state and the left!

I will agree with the newspapers, tell the WIAA to stick it, but will most (not the Lakeland Times) of the MSM wake up and see how government is taking over our lives and everyday seem to not report it. There slant is to the left and with liberals in government. Where is the media in this state when it comes to honest reporting of the news?

So we conservatives back the newspapers today and next Monday they will call us red neck, hayseed hicks who deserve higher taxes! Like I said, some in the media deserve to see some pay back!

Back at you MSM, how's it feel?

Green Bay Tea Party Crowd Count.

I've been still hearing and reading scuttle butt about the number of people at the Green Bay Tea Party on March 7th. I was stunned to hear reports on the Saturday night news about the number of people at the rally. 500 people? I googled "Green Bay Tea Party, 500 people" and had 65,600 results. 500 people?

Jerry Bader from WTAQ e mailed me and gave me this message concerning it. Sorry Jerry, I had to work this morning up north and didn't get a chance to listen to the pod cast yet. I'm sure he covered the disparity.

The 500 number is bogus, I know, becuase it's from me...:)  Lou Hillman of Fox 11 asked me about 10:45 How many people were there. I guessed, didn't know he was going to go with it on the record. A BOATLOAD of people showed up after that. The 12 hundred is a police crowd estimate. I never take those as gospel either, but it's a lot closer than the 500 number. "Approximately a thousand" would be more than safe. WBAY got theirs from the police, that's why they had the 12 hundred number.

Thanks Jerry.

A learned moment. Never believe what you see in the MSM before you look into it yourself or don't trust the MSM period.

The guy from Fox 11 asks Jerry at 10:45, by 11:00 we were cranking with over a 1000 people, then by 11:15 I say 12 to 15 hundred. Couldn't Lou see for himself more people came or did he try to set Jerry up? I know there are a lot of groups and the MSM that would like to suppress the numbers but, COME ON! The walk to Kagen's office must of been four to five blocks long.

The wave of conservatism started in Green Bay Saturday. It will never end till we take back the country our forefathers gave us.

The ERA of Ronald Reagan continues.

WFRV, The Old Flat Tire Excuse

........................Was this the gang from WFRV?

A post from TRY2Focus, from Jerry Bader(WTAQ) and one of his listeners.

The reason WFRV could make it to the rally on Saturday.

"Thanks for writing WFRV-TV. We are very sorry we were not able to get to the Green Bay event at 11am. It was on our planner, and our intention was to cover this story." However our news crew working on Saturday experienced a flat tire in Appleton at approximately 10:00am.

Try 2 Focus

Isn't WFRV on Mason Street on the East side of Green Bay? They could of sent someone by foot and camera to cover the crowd at Kagen's office!

As Focus said, "A flat tire. Um, ok."

Monday, March 09, 2009

You Could Of Heard A Pin Drop

An Email from a friend

You could have heard a pin drop
When in England, at a fairly large
conference, Condi Rice was asked by
the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans
for Iraq were just an example
of empire building' by George Bush.
She answered by saying, 'Over the years, the
United States  has sent many
of its fine young men and women into great
peril to fight for freedom beyond
our borders. The only amount of land we
have ever asked for in return
is enough to bury those that did not
You could have heard a pin drop.
There was a conference in France where a
number of international engineers
were taking part, including French and
American. During a break, one of the
French engineers came back into the room
saying 'Have you heard the latest
dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an
aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help
the tsunami victims. What does he intended
to do, bomb them?'
A Boeing engineer stood up and replied
quietly: 'Our carriers have three hospitals
on board that can treat several hundred
people; they are nuclear powered and
can supply emergency electrical power to
shore facilities; they have three cafeterias
with the capacity to feed 3,000 people
three meals a day, they can produce several
thousand gallons of fresh water from sea
water each day, and they carry half a
dozen helicopters for use in transporting
victims and injured to and from their flight
deck. We have eleven such ships; how many
does France have?'
You could have heard a pin drop.
A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval
conference that included Admirals
from the U.S. , English, Canadian,
Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail
reception, he found himself standing with
a large group of Officers that included
personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English
as they sipped their drinks but a French
admiral suddenly complained that,
whereas Europeans learn many languages,
Americans learn only English.' He then
asked, 'Why is it that we always have to
speak English in these conferences rather
than speaking French?' Without
hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe
it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies
and Americans arranged it so you
wouldn't have to speak German.'
You could have heard a pin drop.
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83,
arrived in Paris by plane. At French
Customs, he took a few minutes to locate
his passport in his carry on. 'You have
been to France before, monsieur?' the
customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to
France  previously. Then you should
know enough to have your passport ready.'
The American said, ''The last time I was
here, I didn't have to show it. 'Impossible.
Americans always have to show your
passports on arrival in France !' The American
senior gave the Frenchman a long hard
look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well,
when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day
in 1944 to help liberate this country,
I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show
a passport to.'
You could have heard a pin drop.