All Star Race Ready to start.
My money is on the # 5
My money is on the # 5
"POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's / Kobalt Tools 44.475 121.416 Leader
2 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite "Taste Protector" 44.195 122.187 -0.771
3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 43.836 123.185 -1.769
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet The Dale Jr. Foundation / Amp Energy / National Guard 43.807 123.269 -1.853
5 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Kellogg's / Carquest 43.673 123.645 -2.229
6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 43.429 124.341 -2.925
7 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com 43.424 124.356 -2.940
8 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 43.330 124.626 -3.210
9 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Pennzoil 43.290 124.741 -3.325
10 09 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 43.204 124.987 -3.571
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 42.682 126.517 -5.101
12 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 42.681 126.519 -5.103
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 42.602 126.756 -5.340
14 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 39.473 136.802 -15.386
15 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 39.191 137.788 -16.372
16 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 37.565 143.752 -22.336
17 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T 37.144 145.379 -23.963
18 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express - - -" NASCAR.COM
"U.S. Attorney's office tells employees not to log on to Drudge Report
TAGS: Justice Department, Drudge Report, U.S. Attorneys Office
By JONATHAN MARTIN | 5/15/09 3:36 PM EDT Updated: 5/15/09 3:58 PM EDT
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts directed employees earlier this month not to log onto the Drudge Report website with government-issued computers
due to potential viruses on the site. "
U.S. Attorney's office tells employees not to log on to Drudge Report - Jonathan Martin - POLITICO.com
"Dead People Get Stimulus
Updated: Thursday, 14 May 2009, 10:30 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 14 May 2009, 5:28 PM EDT
MYFOXNY.COM - This week, thousands of people are getting stimulus checks in the mail. The problem is that a lot of them are dead. A Long Island woman was shocked when she checked the mail and received a letter from the U.S. Treasury -- but it wasn't for her." 090514_Dead_People_Get_Stimulus_Checks
"I asked Congressman Steve Kagen about the Social Security insolvency "crisis" yesterday during his weekly conference call. He believes the only thing we need to do to fix SSI is to "get the economy going again so we can collect those taxes." That reveals a disturbing lack of understanding of the real problem with the Social Security system. Perhaps if we changed the name to reflect what it really is (a popular gimmick with the Obama White House)--the Federal Retirement Ponzi Scheme--then everyone would understand the underlying issues here."
My Two Cents: Social Insecurity
"Along with the dealers in Milwaukee, Madison and Plymouth, the closure list includes businesses in Eau Claire, Ellsworth, Frederic, Kaukauna, Lomira, New London, Oshkosh, St. Croix Falls and St. Nazianz. "
18 Chrysler dealerships in Wisconsin to close -- chicagotribune.com
"by casey lake
WAUSAU (WAOW) -- According to a press release from Wisconsin Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton's office, Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton today announced that the Merrill School District accepted the Lt. Governor's Energy Star School Challenge, a commitment to reduce energy consumption by ten percent.
"School districts are true leaders when it comes to energy efficiency," Lawton said. "Tight budgets demand it. I am proud that the leaders of the Merrill School District have accepted the challenge to be better stewards of taxpayer dollars and of the environment."" Merrill School District Accepts Lt. Governor Lawton's Energy Star - WAOW – Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather & Sports – WAOW.com
"At TEA Parties across the country, hundreds of thousands of citizens declared that our taxes are too high, our federal government is too big, and our states' rights are being trampled upon. Out of respect for that great movement, we want to be sure to do our part. Join a free telephone call with Governors Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas to collaborate on our plan to fight for freedom and win America back. " The GOP Comeback » Join the Fight for Freedom Call
"St. Paul under poop attack!
By Brian Lambert | Wednesday, May 13, 2009
John Brewer at the PiPress is all over pigeon poop. After a big chunk of rotted concrete fell off a parking ramp in downtown St. Paul, the city is getting its poop together to fight the flying rats. A proposal to set up feeders with fertility-blocking pellets is on the way. A test prior to the Republicans' visit last summer seemed to work. The downside? The feeders cost $500 and the building owners pick up that tab. How fast can you say, "Pigeon poop adverse health impact fee"?" MinnPost - Daily Glean: St. Paul under poop attack!
"Waste discharged into East River in Green Bay
May 13, 2009
An obstruction caused by an apparent grease buildup in the sanitary sewer system under the East River in Green Bay caused an estimated 1.16 million gallons of waste to be discharged into the river earlier this month." Waste discharged into East River in Green Bay | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette
"de⋅lu⋅sionVoters of the 30th, delusions of grandeur? Should there be concern here? Who's at fault for Wisconsin's budget problems?
1. an act or instance of deluding.
2. the state of being deluded.
3. a false belief or opinion: delusions of grandeur.
4. Psychiatry. a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact: a paranoid delusion. "
delusional definition | Dictionary.com
"Joint Finance OKs expansion of unemployment benefits
By Steven Walters And Patrick Marley
Posted: May. 12, 2009
Madison - Democratic legislators Tuesday inserted in the state budget a provision to allow 19,000 University of Wisconsin System faculty and staff to join unions, despite Republican warnings that it would be costly at a time when state government faces a record deficit.
In other action, the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee:
• Voted to make more out-of-work residents eligible for unemployment compensation, which would qualify state government for $89.3 million in federal stimulus money.
• Voted to hire 31 new tax agents and auditors to work on collecting a record $1 billion in unpaid taxes.
• Approved spending $44.5 million in federal stimulus money on 32 road and bridge projects. For years, UW faculty and staff have sought authorization to vote on joining unions. Republican legislators have blocked the move, but Democrats now control the Legislature for the first time in 14 years.
"It is something that is all about fairness," said Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), who sponsored the change, which was added to the committee's version of the next budget on a 12-4 vote." Joint Finance OKs expansion of unemployment benefits - JSOnline
"Sen. Dave Hansen column: Published notices called 'subsidy'
By Dave Hansen • Guest commentary • May 13, 2009
Recently, the editorial board of the Green Bay Press-Gazette took me to task for voting to end a taxpayer subsidy to the Wisconsin State Journal. The payment is for the Wisconsin State Journal to publish official notices by the state." Sen. Dave Hansen column: Published notices called 'subsidy' | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette
As the Press-Gazette knows, we are facing an unprecedented deficit of $6.6 billion resulting from the crisis brought on by the excessive greed on Wall Street. This crisis is forcing us to make deep cuts including important services that will be needed now more than ever to help area residents stay afloat.
"At TEA Parties across the country, hundreds of thousands of citizens declared that our taxes are too high, our federal government is too big, and our states' rights are being trampled upon. We were there and we want to keep the movement growing. Join a free telephone call with Governors Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas to collaborate on our plan to fight for freedom and win America back."
The GOP Comeback » Join the Fight for Freedom Call
Thursday May 14th 8:30 p m Eastern
"FDA Blasts General Mills Over Cheerios Claim Cereal Makers Scolded Because Claim Of Lowering Cholesterol 10 Percent In Month Makes It A "Drug""
FDA Blasts General Mills Over Cheerios Claim - wcbstv.com
President Obama's call last year for "shared sacrifice" doesn't extend to federal employees, at least based on the details of his administration's 2010 budget released this week.
"Leave it to the obama administration to stack the deck to insure his re-election. What these people do to earn a salary of $75,000 should be of great concern.
Posted by NotFondOfLibs at 11:55 AM : May 12, 2009 " It's A Good Time To Work For Uncle Sam | Econwatch - CBS News
"Eau Claire’s powerhouse WEAU reports on Onalaska resident Hubert Hoffman and his invitation to fellow open-carrying, law abiding citizens of Wisconsin to attend an Open Carry picnic he’s hosting this Saturday, May 17." Badger Blogger
"Obama Halves Chrysler's Planned Marketing Budget
Task Force Agrees Automaker Needs Advertising -- Just Not $134 Million Worth
By Jean Halliday
Published: May 11, 2009
DETROIT (AdAge.com) -- Chrysler wanted to spend $134 million in advertising over the nine weeks it's expected to be in bankruptcy -- the U.S. Treasury's auto-industry task force gave it half that." Obama Auto Task Force Halves Chrysler's Marketing Budget - Advertising Age - News
Ellis & Cowles: Governor should start over on budget
With this week’s revised revenue estimates showing continued dramatic decline in state tax collections, the budget submitted earlier this year to the legislature is so out of balance that it should be returned to the governor for a complete revision.
Today, we are urging Senate Majority Leader Decker and Speaker Sheridan to return Assembly Bill 75 to Governor Doyle. The new revenue estimates reported this week by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau show such a drastically different picture that Governor Doyle’s original document is simply no longer operable.
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported that general fund revenue collections for the three years covering 2008-09 through 2010-11 are $1.6 billion less than the estimates used when the Governor built his budget. According to the Fiscal Bureau, with the new numbers the governor’s budget has a deficit of more than $800 million in the first year alone. The deficit will grow to $1.4 billion at the end of the biennium if the budget passed in its current form.
Bad budgeting practices that stretch over the past decade, coupled with a terrible economy state and nationwide have contributed to this problem. Things are not the same today as they were when the governor introduced his budget.
It is the governor’s duty to introduce a workable budget to the legislature. With a negative $1.4 billion ending balance, AB 75 is no longer a workable budget. It should be up to the governor to rewrite his budget in light of the new economic picture.
Mike Ellis is a Republican and serves the residents of the 19th Senate District. Rob Cowles is a Republican as well and serves the residents of the 2nd Senate District.
" FoxPolitics.net - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities
"By Patti Zarling • firstname.lastname@example.org • May 11, 2009
ASHWAUBENON — Some leaders worry proposed multilane roundabouts near U.S. 41 could stall traffic coming and going from the village, especially for Green Bay Packers games." Roundabouts pose Packers game-day concern | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette