Saturday, March 21, 2009

Through The Spirit Of God

From The Confidentials.
"The prayer to the Holy Spirit:

O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You.
Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me.
Tell me what I should do, give me Your orders.
I promise to submit myself to all that You desire of me
and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your will. Amen."
The Confidentials: One of My Favorite Prayers

To find strength at this time of our country and our lives.

Susan Estrich, New GOP Leader

From Susan Estrich and

Ouch, this has got to hurt!

Why does Susan Estrich know what's going on and republicans are clueless? Maybe she should be the leader of the Republican party. Rush, they found your replacement. Hey guys, this isn't rocket science you know.

You can't make this stuff up.
"But do you see the Republicans turning it into an opportunity? To do what? It's not just that the Democrats blew it on this one. It's that moments like this are an opportunity if there's anybody else out there with something to say worth listening to. And I don't mean Glenn or Rush — they're doing just fine. I mean the people who do, or should, call themselves the leaders of the Republican Party, or who should make way for others who could fill those shoes." The Republican Vacuum by Susan Estrich on - A Syndicate Of Talent


F - For Politicians

From the Lakeland-Times
"3/20/2009 11:08:00 AM
Sunshine Week: The Lakeland Times' annual open records grades
A Lakeland Times editorial

In honor of Sunshine Week - a celebration and advocacy of open government - The Lakeland Times presents this year's awards and grades for openness in conducting public business.

The following grades are calculated using several measures, including how responsive officials are to open records requests, how diligently they strive to keep the workings of government open, and how willing they are to communicate to the media and the public.
" Sunshine Week: The Lakeland Times' annual open records grades

The Lowest of the Lowest (F-)

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, U.S. Rep Dave Obey, and U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl. While Sen. Feingold tries to stop pork-barrel politics and refuses to ask for earmarks, Kohl, Kagen and Obey continue to swim in the bacon grease.

Wisconsin Open Records Case

From The Lakeland-Times.

"3/20/2009 10:43:00 AM
Supreme Court to hear Times' open records case in April
WNA, AP, other news organizations lend support
Richard Moore
Investigative Reporter

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments April 15 in an open records case brought by The Lakeland Times and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The two newspapers are seeking the names of certain state employees. The Times has asked for the names and salaries of those holding DNR positions in northern Wisconsin's Woodruff and Rhinelander offices; the Journal Sentinel requested a list of state employees no longer allowed to drive state vehicles." Supreme Court to hear Times' open records case in April

Friday, March 20, 2009

A New Begining for Conservatives

Jerry Bader from WTAQ in Green Bay discussed his thesis from the vote on the AIG 100% tax vote on Mach 19,2009. Here is a link to the pod cast from his show.

Jerry's belief is " the republican party, if not the conservative movement is dead"!

Update. I will not change my post but I will say I was wrong in assuming Jerry Bader was saying the conservative movement was also dead. Shame on me and you can see assume starts with ass which I will admit I am at times. From listening to the podcast I really did not get a strong clarification of the conservative movement. From the conversation of everyone, including callers, everyone is missing the boat which was the reason for my post. I still stand with Mr Bader and agree with the statement that the republicans party is dead. I still don't understand why people will not admit we need a new party. Mr Bader, I hope you accept my apology for misinterpreting your statements.

I will agree with Jerry on only half. The republican party did die yesterday. As Jerry mentioned the toe tag is on the body. After seeing 85 republicans voting against the United States Constitution. Link to the list of turn coats from Michelle Malkin. God forgive me for saying the republican party is a thing of the past. Gone! No more contributions, no more bumper stickers , no more road signs. Please take my name off all your mailing lists! Did I say no more contributions!

O K, Jerry also asked what do we do now? You can turn around and most people who believe in this country are alone. Not so fast. Sorry Jerry the republican party may be dead but the conservative movement is alive and will keep going forward without the republican party.

Conservatives are not a part of the republicans that work with liberals to take away our freedoms. Conservatives do not vote on confiscating Americans private property. Conservatives do not trample on our constitution. There are a few republicans that are conservative, only one in Wisconsin namely Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. You can hear Mr Sensenbrenner, he was on Charlie Sykes show at WTMJ and you can hear it here.

Thank you Mr Sensenbrenner for standing up for us.

Contrary to what some might believe or think, there is a difference between republicans of today and conservatives of today. My God, Ronald Reagan cannot be happy looking down on the party he lead in the 80's. We thought the republicans of today were the ones that would protect our freedom, protect us from big government. We thought we could believe what they told us but their rhetoric turned into empty promises. We seen them turn into RINO's before our eyes.

The only direction conservatives can take is to start our own party. The Conservative Party is our only hope to someday save this country. To those that say I am crazy, nuts, you can't do it, I say, watch us! I am not the only one to believe this.

On March 7th I attending a tax revolt tea party in Green Bay. If Jerry Bader is correct then the Tea Parties are also dead. Jerry, I disagree. I did not see republicans at the Tea Party, I seen conservative Americans who cared about our country. Conservative Americans who want less government, less taxes and our freedom as Americans given back to us.

Will you keep the status quo, then follow the republicans that do not represent us and follow them off the cliff! Follow them when they vote for more money for bailouts. Follow them when they tell you they have to raise more of your taxes to save you from crises and despair. Follow them when they tell you they are the only ones to help you. Go follow them.

If you believe in our constitution, if you believe in less government, if you believe we need to start over and rebuild this country then join us. We are done with politicians who are only in government for power, greed and money.

I do not know who our leaders will be but they will surface and lead us forward. I cannot give you any names but they will show themselves. They will speak to us. They will tell us, we as Americans have the power to change this country.

They will tell us in ways like President Reagan,
"Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem."

"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."

"I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every life."
Thank You Mr Reagan.

Who will they be? Who knows? I do know this, they will come, they will lead us. How long will it take, who knows. No matter the length of time it will be worth the time it takes to give us back the country our forefathers gave us over 200 years ago. It may take many years to have people understand what we stand for but it will happen,

If you are scared, we are with you. If you are concerned about big government, we are also. If you want your country back, we agree. Join us to start a new group of Americans that are MAD AS HELL AND WON'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!

The CONSERVATIVE PARTY begins today, March 20, 2009. We shall celebrate every year the first day of spring and shall always celebrate the beginning of the conservative party.

Join us, we need you, we cannot do it without you.

It's time to unite the Conservative people of this great country of ours.

If you believe like I believe, spread the word.

On The Pole

"Martin on Bristol pole

It's been three years since Mark Martin raced a Cup car at Bristol, but he didn't forget how to get around the place. He earned the pole for Sunday's Food City 500.
" NASCAR.COM - News, Schedule, Drivers, Tracks, Fantasy & Video from NASCAR


Don't you young snots tell an old man he can't do something!

I know, I know, now he has to finish a race! Yea, yea, I know!

Wisconsin 8.8%

From JSOnline
"Wisconsin unemployment hits 8.8%

By Joel Dresang of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Mar. 19, 2009

Wisconsin employers cut more jobs in the last 12 months than in any year-to-year comparison in records dating back to 1939. And unemployment rose to 8.8%, its highest rate for February since 1984, according to data released Thursday." Wisconsin unemployment hits 8.8% - JSOnline

And it ain't over yet!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Club Gitmo NEW Chapter

Looking for new members for the

Club Gitmo Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter.

Shirts to be worn at all tea party and tax revolt gatherings. You need an old or new version of Gitmo shirt to participate. Show your colors. Meet us in Appleton. RINO's not welcome.

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
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Fox Banquets (Parking Lot)
111 E. Kimball
Appleton, WI

To volunteer contact Jim Steineke -

Shirt and link information from Rush.

"The Club Gitmo T-shirt - When America Was Safe

click here for larger image » ECONOMIC STIMULUS! President Obama has issued an executive order closing Club Gitmo within a year. So we have adjusted to changing economic times with a new Club Gitmo design. Club Gitmo: When America Was Safe.

New Club Gitmo slogan/logo with diving board and swimming pool (Water & Board) emblazoned on front and back. Available in Institutional Orange only in sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL & XXXXL! "

AIG Tax Vote, One Conservative Standing In Wisconsin

From the Biz

This is interesting!
Sensenbrenner votes against taxing AIG bonuses

Published March 19, 2009 - BizTimes Daily

"In the Wisconsin Congressional delegation, seven members voted for the bill: Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee); David Obey (D-Wausau); Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison); Ron Kind (D-La Crosse); Paul Ryan (R-Janesville); Thomas Petri (R-Fond du Lac); and Steve Kagen (R-Green Bay).
The sole member of the Wisconsin delegation who voted against the bill was Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls).
It was not immediately clear about whether the bill would withstand a legal challenge." Sensenbrenner votes against taxing AIG bonuses - BizTimes

Look, they put Steve Kagen as a "R" republican. During the 80's I would call it an insult. Today it's the way RINO's vote anyway so I guess I can call him a republican!
They must be right because it looks like there is no difference between democrats and republicans in Wisconsin except for one, Sensenbrenner!

Tommy Petri is a RINO and needs to be replaced in his district! What a excuse for a politician.

Hey, can somebody from Paul Ryan's district tell me why he voted for this bill? I thought he is one of the upcoming leaders of the party. The wonder boy, the fiscal conservative. Did Paul Ryan hit a tree and is BRAIN DEAD? Somebody tell me the paper got it wrong! Is this a nightmare? You, the constituents of Paully Ryan have to explain this one to me. How can he single out any group or person and confiscate close to 100% of a persons wages or money they have coming. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON HERE!

First Paully voted for the bail out last fall, (I didn't understand but gave him a pass) and now he is signing off on a power grab of private citizens.

That's it, the republican party finally put the nail in their coffin. Please do not send me any letters begging for money for the republican party. And where was Mr. Steele on this? You republicans out there can take a flying leap! Take a leap off any bridge that will be built with the stimulus! Walk in front of any city bus that we the taxpayers pay for! Find the nearest "I" system that is being fixed by the porkulas bill and find a semi to kiss! The republican party is history, done, ended! I dare any so called republican to tell me what I missed here!

At least we have one person in Wisconsin that believes in the constitution and believes in the rights our fore fathers gave us.

Jim Sensenbrenner, could you please move to Green Bay and run against Kagen next year. Jim, maybe you should think of changing parties. How about you start the Conservative Party. We're looking for leaders of a new partry.

Thank You Jim Sensenbrenner for doing the right thing.

I sure hope Biz Times got Ryan's vote wrong.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We Only Hav Tree Left, Buy Em Now

Teleprompters Starting at $899
  • Glass Beamsplitter Standard
  • Precision Aluminum Frames
  • Complete with Software
  • Fits Any Camera Type/Size
We got a run on em this year, don't lose out!

Geithner, Happens All The Time In Sports

From Yahoo News.
"Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner won a strong vote of confidence Wednesday from President Barack Obama, whose administration has been struggling with the controversy since the weekend." Analysis: White House, Dems backpedaling on AIG - Yahoo! Finance
Sure seems this is the ax for Timmy Geithner. Happens all the time in sports.

You get a vote of confidence and next thing you know your canned!

See ya Timmy.

UW Milw AD

From WRN.

Information from Son # 1 who goes to UWM.
"Koonce named Athletic Director at UW-Milwaukee
Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 9:27 AM
By Bill Scott

George KoonceFormer Green Bay Packers linebacker George Koonce was named Athletic Director at UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday, succeeding Bud Haidet, who is retiring after 21 years on the job.

Koonce played linebacker for the Packers during the 90's. He's served as a senior Associate Athletic Director at Marquette since June of 2007. While at Marquette, Koonce has been involved with fund raising, community relations and student welfare. He also served as administrator for the Golden Eagles women's soccer program" Wisconsin Radio Network: Koonce named Athletic Director at UW-Milwaukee

He wants him to build a footbal field.

Bailout / Gov. Loan, What's The Diffrence

From the Green Bay Press.
"Grimes said the small-business community in Northeastern Wisconsin has found a sympathetic ear in Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, who is working on legislation that in effect would make zero-interest loans available for small businesses.

"That would carry small businesses through this economic downturn," Grimes said. "We're not asking for bailouts like the big financial institutions."" Obama's small-business initiatives raise hopes | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

I understand Mr Grimes is 72, but does he not know they are one in the same! Take government money and the government will control you.

Ah, I think I see Mr. Grimes motives here. Bet he gets the contract for the dredging of the Fox River. Need a lot of trucks to haul away the sludge. Pretty sweet stimulus bill. Mr. Grimes will have to invest some time and money for his trucks in the future. Work will need to be done to change the names on his trucks to "Kagen Trucks" or "Obama Trucking". Won't be much left for Mr. Grimes after they get done with him!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wisconsin Walleye, Hook, Line and Spearing

From the Lakeland-Times.

This is good for everyone in the state. Give credit and a thank you to the Lac du Flambeau tribal members who voted to keep the agreement. With this bad economy we are all in this together.
"3/17/2009 9:51:00 AM
Low voter turnout helps keep LdF's agreement with state
Worries of limit on walleye for hook-and-line anglers dismissed
Doug Etten
Sports Reporter

By just three votes, 95-92, Lac du Flambeau tribal members upheld the long-standing agreement the tribe has had with the state that in effect helps set the number of fish speared from area lakes and thus the bag limits for hook-and-line anglers.

The long-standing issue over spearing harvest numbers and improved access between Lac du Flambeau spearers and tribal representatives sparked little interest among the tribal membership last week as evidenced by the number of voters who turned out Thursday to consider the question.
" Low voter turnout helps keep LdF's agreement with state

Wisconsin Police State, WDNR

From The Lakeland-Times.
"3/17/2009 9:54:00 AM
Lawmakers pick up DNR's push for warrantless searches
LRB: DNR could enter any premise where vehicles or boats are stored
Richard Moore
Investigative Reporter

Last year the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources began promulgating a rule that would allow the agency's wardens to enter private homes and properties to conduct searches for invasive species, and now two lawmakers are touting a bill that would give the agency even more power to enter private property, according to an analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau." Lawmakers pick up DNR's push for warrantless searches
But state Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) and state Rep. Nick Milroy (D-Superior) have picked up the torch by asking all legislators to co-sponsor their own invasive-species control bill, which, according to the Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce, will "compliment (sic) and enhance" the proposed DNR rule.

And look at this!
According to the analysis, the bill would not only expand the law enforcement authority of DNR wardens but empower non-law enforcement DNR personnel to enter a person's private property as well.

And what could this lead to?
In other words, any DNR representative could enter any property where a vehicle or boat is kept at any time to conduct a compliance investigation.

Steve Kagen Will Come After You Next

From the Appleton Post Crescent.
"Kagen joins House effort to tax AIG bonuses

By Larry Bivins • Post-Crescent Washington bureau • March 17, 2009

WASHINGTON — American International Group executives who received bonuses would have to return the money in the form of taxes under a House proposal endorsed Tuesday by Rep. Steve Kagen." Kagen joins House effort to tax AIG bonuses | | Appleton Post-Crescent
Kagen joined lead sponsors and supporters of two bills targeting AIG. One, drafted by Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., would tax at 100 percent bonuses over $100,000. Kagen has co-sponsored that bill.

Hello people, a 100% means all, everything, zip, zero, nodda, you will have nothing left!

Attention electricians, plumbers, nurses, farmers, butchers, bakers, paper makers, and even teachers, county and state workers! If you work, if you earn money and if you have God given freedom, look out!

If Kagen and the liberal left can take away the money from AIG, what will stop him from taking away everything you own or possess! Think about it!

What will stop Steve Kagen from taking away your guns?

What will stop Steve Kagen from taking your money from your bank savings account?

What will stop Steve Kagen from taking away your car, boat, truck, ATV, snowmobile or SUV?

What will stop Steve Kagen from taking away the home you own?

What will stop Steve Kagen from taking your children away from you?

What will stop Steve Kagen someday from taking away your own life!

What will stop Steve Kagen from taking away anything that pleases him and his friends? Name it and he will take it away! Why can he do this? Because he will tell you he was elected and you gave him the power. Did he put his hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the constitution of the United States? Of course he did but his taste for ultimate power is staggering!

Just because Steve Kagen was elected, it does not give him his appetite for power! He cannot abuse the rule of law he was elected to uphold.

If rule of law has no basis in this country you have corruption and with corruption of power will come anarchy.

Steve Kagen is wrong on changing laws to suit his purpose!

Steve Kagen will someday come after you. I hope you are prepared. I hope you see it long before it is too late.

God help us all!

Guest Speaker, NRA Green Bay

From the Green Bay Press.
"NRA group to hold banquet Friday

March 17, 2009

HOWARD — The Bay Area Friends of the NRA will hold its 16th annual banquet Friday at the Rock Garden Banquet Center, 1951 Bond St., Howard.

Since 1992, the Friends of the NRA has raised and invested more than $100 million in local projects to further shooting sports.

Information and tickets are available by calling Gary at (920) 655-4111 or sending an e-mail to

— Press-Gazette" NRA group to hold banquet Friday | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

I am assuming Steve Kagen will be the main speaker since he has a "A" rating with the NRA?

Maybe they will give him a plaque for his service to gun owners and for the rising cost and shortages of ammo under the Obama administration!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Dissing American Hero's

From Drudge and Yahoo News.

How many vets voted for Obama?
"The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment


Contact: Craig Roberts of The American Legion, +1-202-263-2982 Office, +1-202-406-0887 Cell

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases. " The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment

Obama, P, A, R, T,, Why, Because I Gotta

From You tube and the Mask.
From Drudge and Politico 44. Another Obama party. Who's paying for all this?
"St. Patty's party, budget event


A White House aide tells POLITICO44 that Obama (O’Bama?) will be hosting a big St. Patrick’s day bash at the White House ...

... Tuesday night. On the guest list: Irish American lawmakers and other Irish Americans.

We're also hearing that Obama will be participating in a budget-related event tomorrow. Details to come." POLITICO 44 | The next president. Minute by Minute

Look Out Joe

From Drudge and
"Liberal media watchdog begins anti-CNBC drive
Mar 16 11:10 AM US/Eastern

NEW YORK (AP) - Some critics are seizing on comedian Jon Stewart's attacks of CNBC to launch an online petition drive urging the network to be tougher on Wall Street leaders.

The liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America and some economists are behind the effort, launched Monday. They're asking CNBC to hire economic voices with a track record of being right about the current crisis and do more to hold business leaders accountable.

CNBC has been in the firing line since Stewart pointed out network personalities who, in retrospect, offered bad financial advice.

CNBC had no immediate comment. CNBC spokesman Brian Steel said last week that the network was proud of its record of offering diverse opinions on the economy. " Liberal media watchdog begins anti-CNBC drive

Joe Kernen better watch out.
"Joe Kernen
"Squawk Box" Co-Anchor"
Joe Kernen Profile, Biography, About -

I like Joe on the show because he shows common sense compared to the two other liberals on the show. I don't know if Joe ever admitted his beliefs but I can tell you he has common sense when it comes to government spending, big government and a GREAT golf expert.

Michigan Getting Pumped

From AFP Michigan.
"Michigan Tax Alert: Senate Bill 45

Take Action!

Michigan Tax Alert:
Your state senator just proposed a tax increase!

Bill Number: SB 45
Bill Sponsors: Sen. Patty Birkholz (R-24),
Sen. Jason Allen (R-37), Sen. John Pappageorge (R-13), Sen. Roger Kahn (R-32)

This bill creates a new government bureaucracy to oversee the ongoing inspections of septic tanks. Home and business owners would be responsible to pay the fee for these inspections. The cost of new construction would also increase as a result of the additional fee. The taxpayer would also be on the hook to pay for the newly created On-site Wastewater Treatment System Advisory Council and the Alternative System Technical Advisory Committee.

Take Action! Tell your senator we don’t need another fee increase! For more information see the Michigan Legislature Website or Michigan Votes."

St. Patricks Day Fun

From a friends e mail. Everyone is Irish on St Patrick's Day. Have fun.
The Errand
> McQuillan walked into a bar and ordered martini after
> martini,
> each time removing the olives and placing them in a jar.
> When the jar was filled with olives and all the drinks
> consumed,
> the Irishman started to leave.
> "S'cuse me", said a customer,
> who was puzzled over what McQuillan had done,
> "what was that all about?"
> "Nothin' , said the Irishman,
> "me wife just sent me out for a jar of olives!"
> *
> ***********************************************
> Water to wine
> An Irish priest is driving down to New York
> and gets stopped for speeding.
> The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest's breath
> and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of
> the car.
> He says, "Sir, have you been drinking?"
> "Just water," says the priest.
> The trooper says, "Then why do I smell wine?"
> The priest looks at the bottle and says,
> "Good Lord! He's done it again!"
> ***********************************************
> Lost at Sea
> Two Irishmen, Patrick & Michael,
> were adrift in a lifeboat following a dramatic escape
> from a burning freighter.
> While rummaging through the boat's provisions,
> Patrick stumbled across an old lamp.
> Secretly hoping that a genie would appear,
> he rubbed the lamp vigorously.
> To the amazement of Patrick, a genie came forth.
> This particular genie, however,
> stated that he could only deliver one wish,
> not the standard three.
> Without giving much thought to the matter,
> Patrick blurted out,
> "Make the entire ocean into Guinness Beer !"
> The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash,
> and immediately the entire sea turned into
> the finest brew ever sampled by mortals.
> Simultaneously, the genie vanished.
> Only the gentle lapping of Guinness on the hull
> broke the stillness as the two men considered their
> circumstances.
> Michael looked disgustedly at Patrick
> whose wish had been granted.
> After a long, tension-filled moment, he spoke:
> "Nice going Patrick!
> Now we're going to have to pee in the boat!
> ***********************************************
> The Fall
> < /span> Murphy was staggering home with a pint of
> booze
> in his back pocket when he slipped and fell heavily.
> Struggling to his feet,
> he felt something wet running down his leg.
> "Please Lord," he implored,
> "let it be blood!!"

Black Sphere Hit A Home Run

From The Black Sphere. Home Run! It's up, it's up, it's outta here.

"Monday, March 16, 2009
Obama – Changes “Words”
In an effort to truly distance himself from "eight years of the failed Bush policies", Obama changed some words, ending the use of the term "enemy combatant". I'm sure you can see how this monumental change, in terminology, clearly separates Obama from Bush's stance on GITMO?

But what to call these former "enemy combatants"? If I may, I suggest either Liberals, progressives, [regressives] or how about just…Democrats." The Black Sphere

Steve Kagen, Doing Business With The Federal Government

From the Steve Kagen Web Site that came accross my google news alerts for Dr. K.

How to do procurement procedures for doing business with the federal government.
"Business Opportunities with the Federal Government

Information gateway, prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, provides guidance and online procurement procedures for doing business with the federal government.
* Information and Training
* Registration Requirements
* Federal Business Opportunities
* Subcontracting Opportunities
* Selling to the Military and Department of Defense

Information and Training
Representative Steve Kagen

Learning how to sell successfully to the U.S. government, the world's largest buyer of goods and services, can be daunting. Most of the process is conducted online: using a computer is essential. Here are suggested approaches:

* Update your company's business plan, highlighting special products, skills and expertise that might be of interest to government agencies.
* Review your company's marketing strategy and goals.
* Learn federal procurement processes and terms.
etc, etc.

He missed one on the list.

*Contribute to his campaign fund.

It's not on there but it is his / your # 1 way to get government grease. The old grease my pocket trick.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Did't Racism End On Jan. 20th

From the Appleton Post Crescent.

"Provision of Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle's budget plan draws criticism over racial profiling Information gathered from motorists during traffic stops would not be subject to open records laws

By John Lee • Post-Crescent staff writer • March 15, 2009

A state budget proposal that would require police officers in populous counties to compile racial information about motorists they stop is generating more heat from the press than from police." Provision of Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle's budget plan draws criticism over racial profiling | | Appleton Post-Crescent

$625,000 Light Houses

From the Appleton Post Crescent. So our tax dollars are fixing up light houses for $625,000 a piece times 8 = $5,000,000. How many jobs will this create?

"Lighthouses in northern Wis. to get $5M upgrade
Posted 3/14/2009 1:15 PM ET E-mail | Save | Print
APOSTLE ISLANDS, Wis. (AP) — A collection of 19th-century lighthouses in northern Wisconsin will get an upgrade, thanks to an allocation in the 2009 federal budget.

The budget provides $5 million to restore lighthouses on the Apostle Islands, which dot the coast in Lake Superior. The money will pay for structural upgrades, and make at least one lighthouse a tourist destination by restoring it in the style of a bygone era.

There are eight lighthouses in the area. That gives the region one of the densest collections in the country.

All were built in the 19th century, with the oldest finished in 1856.

Jim Nepstad is the chief of planning for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. He says he's grateful for the money, though officials have identified $12 million in needs." Postcrescent - Lighthouses in northern Wis. to get $5M upgrade

Excuse me, he get's 5 mil and wanted 12 million!

All these people with their hands out!

St Paddy's Day, A Wee Early

From the Shawano Leader. Just about six or seven miles from Berry Lake the annual St Pats parade dazzled young and old alike!
"The sides of Lake Drive in the Town of Wescott were lined several people deep Saturday morning for the annual Mooseyard St. Paddy’s Day Parade. The were many strands of green beads and candy handed out. The event was the start of several events held in the Mooseyard to celebrate the holiday a wee bit early. Leader photos by Dave McGrath"
Shawano Leader

Time Line Fannie Mae Freddie Mac

From The National Conversation