Saturday, June 06, 2009

Hitching A Ride

From the Green Bay Press.

"Schools would cover transportation for those within 2 miles of building

By SCOTT BAUER • The Associated Press • June 6, 2009

MADISON — School districts in Wisconsin would be forced to pay for transporting pregnant students if they live within two miles of a school building under a little known provision added to the state budget in the middle of the night." State budget provision would have districts pay for pregnant students | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

What about those that live outside of two miles from school. Oh they can hitch a ride. When is this insanity going to end?

This is what you get when the left ( democrats ) are in CHARGE!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Saturn To Run NASCAR Circuit

From Egg and Realdebate.
"GM to Sell Saturn Brand to Penske Dealership Chain
GM strickes tentative deal to sell Saturn brand to Penske Automotive Group dealer

By Dan Strumpf and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers

NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors Corp. has a tentative deal to sell its Saturn brand to former race car driver and dealership group owner Roger Penske, both companies said Friday."
GM to Sell Saturn Brand to Penske Dealership Chain- Yahoo! Autos Article Page

I can see another car in NASCAR.

From Dodge to Saturn.

Miller Lite Saturn Car in the future.

The #2 Miller Lite car and driver are a part of Penske racing.

Where Was The MSM Before This?????????

"Assembly Democrats ID concerns with Wisconsin budget
Assembly to debate Wednesday

By SCOTT BAUER • The Associated Press • June 5, 2009

MADISON — Showing where the fault cracks lie in a deal to solve Wisconsin's $6.6 billion budget shortfall, Assembly Democrats on Thursday raised concerns over many parts of the deal that Republicans and others have already targeted as being irresponsible or too expensive.

Democrats questioned a new 75-cent phone fee, requiring police to collect racial profiling data and changes to state liability laws. They also raised concerns about forcing insurance companies to cover autism, consolidating attorneys from some state agencies into the Department of Administration and other parts of the deal put together by their Democratic colleagues on the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.

Much of the work on the budget was done by Democrats from both the Senate and Assembly in secret meetings with Gov. Jim Doyle's aides. Most of the deal wasn't approved until a 12-hour meeting that didn't end until the sun was rising last Friday morning."
Assembly Democrats ID concerns with Wisconsin budget | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

So when bloggers and some republicans bring up this waste it falls on deaf ears?

Where is the MSM on a daily basis?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Yes It Can Be Done In Wisconsin

From the Peshtigo Times
"Auditor States Coleman Is In Good Financial Condition
“Your general fund shows a balance of $691,936 at the end of 2008,” Auditor Paul Dennis of Schenck Business Solutions told Coleman Village Board at their regular monthly meeting Monday, June 1. He said that was a good balance, “only $7.6 billion more than the state has,” then explained seriously in his annual audit report that the village indeed is in good financial condition, and even with adjustments made further on in the audit, the village has $480,000 available, “...which is a pretty good percentage of your expenses ... and with the state budget problems, it’s good that you have healthy fund balances.”"

Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

Congratulation to Coleman.

Hey Doyle and Hansen. This speaks volume compared to you two!

"Come Visit Wisconsin", No Jobs But Visit Us Anyway

If the Wisconsin Economy is so great why is Doyle raising all these taxes? Why are businesses ready to move out of Wisconsin?

With workers losing their jobs maybe we all can be a GREAT tourist attraction.

From Jo at Fox Politics.

"With Governor Doyle's budget proposing billions in new taxes and outlandish legal reforms that threaten his business, Mr. Radke has begun surveying other states' business climates. If the Governor's proposed budget becomes law, he fears he may have to relocate his business, and the jobs that go with it, out of state.

Radke is just one of over 150 Wisconsin business leaders to bring their concerns about state policies and proposals to the Wisconsin Jobs Now Task Force, a working group organized to address the lack of attention in Madison that is given to ideas to grow our economy and create jobs. " - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

Thank You Diamond Jim Doyle, Steve Kagen and Dave Hansen. We couldn't do it without you!

Nygren Listening Sessions

"Nygren to hold listening sessions

June 4, 2009

State Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, will hold listening sessions throughout the 89th Assembly District:

# 10 a.m., June 8 at the Peshtigo Municipal Building.

# 1:30 p.m., June 8 at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette.

# 9 a.m., June 12 at Lena Village Hall.

# 10:30 a.m., June 12 at the Coleman-Pound Library.

# Noon, June 12 at the Oconto Municipal Building.,

# 11 a.m., June 15 at Suamico Village Hall.

# 2 p.m., June 15 at Pulaski library. "
 Nygren to hold listening sessions | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

What If Bush Leaked This

From My Way News.
"Gov't posts sensitive list of US nuclear sites

Jun 3, 7:59 AM (ET)


WASHINGTON (AP) - The government accidentally posted on the Internet a list of all civilian nuclear sites and their activities in the United States.

The 266-page document was published on May 6 as a transmission from President Barack Obama to the U.S. Congress. According to the document, the list was required by law and will be provided to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Some of the pages are marked "highly confidential safeguards sensitive."

While there is security at the facilities, the list could presumably be useful for terrorists or anyone else who would like to harm the United States.

The publication of the list was first reported in an online secrecy newsletter Monday.

The document details the location of the nuclear sites and what is being done there.

For instance, there are nuclear reactors at the Westinghouse Electric Company in Pittsburgh, Pa. This facility is currently working on research into what happens when there are accidents with the nuclear reactors. The project started in 2006 and is expected to end in 2012, according to the document.

The document was posted on the Government Printing Office Web site, and has since been removed. "
 My Way News - Gov't posts sensitive list of US nuclear sites

And what would the left do about this if W leaked this?

We would have hearing after hearings on who leaked it out!

It was Cheney!

Town Of Chase Fundraiser This Saturday.

Let's all get behind the town of Chase to raise money for the OLD Stone Barn.

"CHASE Stone Barn Park


Chase Town Hall

Saturday June 6th

3:00 pm - Midnight

Hay Wagon Rides to-and-through the Stone Barn

Antique Tractor Show

Booyah ~ Kid Bouncers ~ Music ~ Raffle ~

Petting Zoo

* * * F I R E W O R K S
* * *"

The Town of Chase OFFICAL WEBSITE Oconto County, Wisconsin, Home of the Chase Stone Barn

Link for driving directions.

Pass it on.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Club Gitmo Detainees To Eat U P Pasties

From the Daily Press in Escanaba.
If Bart Stupak has his way Club Gitmo inmates will come to Upper Michigan to eat  U P pasty's. Oh I forgot, most are made with pork.

"Prison idea spurs debate
Officials, residents discuss Gitmo move

By Laura Mead
POSTED: June 2, 2009

MANISTIQUE - At a conference in Mackinaw City Friday, U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak D-Menominee proposed housing Guantanamo Bay detainees in Camp Manistique, an abandoned prison in Schoolcraft County. Manistique law enforcement, county officials have varying opinions on the proposal, while many residents are adamantly opposed to the idea.

Stupak suggested Guantanamo Bay detainees be housed at Schoolcraft County's Camp Manistique as a way to attract federal money and reduce the state's chronic budget deficit. Stupak said he would not pursue the matter without broad support from other officeholders in the state.

Schoolcraft County Sheriff Grant Harris said he has several reasons for not being in support of Stupak's proposal."

If the norm follows through, Steve Kagen should announce any day now that Gitmo detainees should be housed in Wisconsin. He usually does everything  Bart Stupak from Michigan does or says. Kagen has a hard time thinking on his own.

Kagen can offer the guys from Gitmo cheese curds, head cheese, braunschwieger, Johnsonville Brats, and many other Wisconsin favorites.

Ford Rocks

From Bruce at Badger Blogger

"Posted on Tuesday, 2nd June 2009 by Bruce

Mr. Alan Mulally, CEO
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, MI 48126

Dear Alan,

Forgive my abruptness, but would you kindly provide me with your wire transfer information?

I have all this money here that I’d would really like you to take, but I have been unable, thus far, to find a way to jam it down your throat.

Oh sure, you claim you don’t need it (you arrogant SOB) but I’ll never be able to complete the full-scale destruction of American free-market capitalism if I don’t get this money in your company’s checking account post-haste.

Alan, I’d sure hate for this to have to get ugly, like federally mandating that Americans buy my company’s products over yours, or perhaps selling our go-karts for one-tenth the price of your F-150’s just to put you at a taxpayer-funded competitive disadvantage. (Although, admittedly, Rahm is quite high on the first idea.)

I sincerely believe you might come to appreciate the fresh perspective that my management team would bring to your board room, and, to be honest with you, we really want that Fusion Hybrid in our lineup. That thing rocks! Oh, and the thought that you’re out there earning Brownie points with consumers just because you didn’t take our help is, quite frankly, really chapping my ass.

So, I’ll ask again: Won’t you please reconsider our generous offer?

Thank you,

Barack Hussein Soetoro-Obama, CEO
Soetoro-Obama Motor Corporation (Formerly General Motors)
Factories coming soon to China (and possibly Venezuela)"
Badger Blogger » Blog Archive » Executive correspondence

We only hope "O" doesn't force the issue with Ford.

Buy Ford !

More Job's Lost.

From the Green Bay Press.

Who won the election last year? What stimulus? Where are the jobs?
"Wausau Paper to close Appleton mill

The Associated Press • June 2, 2009

APPLETON — Wausau Paper will close its Appleton mill by the end of the year.

According to the Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development, the first round of 14 permanent layoffs will be July 31.

The remaining 72 employees will be laid off before the plant’s closure Dec. 31.

Wausau Paper has 14 locations across the country. The four in Wisconsin are in Mosinee, Rhinelander, Brokaw and Appleton.

No word yet if the closure will affect other mills."
Wausau Paper to close Appleton mill | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Another Chapter 11

From The Green Bay Press.

Higher taxes from government. Less money in peoples pockets. Lost jobs. Raise taxes more, less money in the pocket, more lost jobs. Raise taxes more, less money in the pocket, more lost jobs. Raise taxes more, less money in the pocket, more lost jobs. Raise taxes more, less money in the pocket, more lost jobs. Raise taxes more, less money in the pocket, more lost jobs.

Who won the election?
"Owner of Pulaski yacht maker, Genmar Holdings, files for bankruptcy protection President: Former Carver Yacht likely to continue with reduced work force

By Nathan Phelps • • June 2, 2009

Minneapolis-based boat manufacturer Genmar Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Monday afternoon.

Genmar Holdings is the parent company of Genmar Yacht Group in Pulaski, formerly known as Carver Yacht Group.

Bob VanGrunsven, president of the Genmar Yacht Group, said the move likely would mean reorganization within the company. That sector has taken a hit since last fall when the banking industry and economy started to crumble.

“We’ve been able to hang in there through this because we do a pretty good international business,” VanGrunsven said. “We are operating this morning… and are building some boats that are under contract.”

VanGrunsven planned on meeting with yacht group employees today. He anticipates telling them the company has a loyal customer base and the company plans on serving those customers — albeit through a reduced operation.

“We do have a market out there, though it is challenged due to the current global economic conditions, to get this company back on its feet and go forward. At least this division of Carver and Marquis brands.”

VanGrunsven said the Pulaski division has several yachts under construction and work on those vessels will be completed. Production was ongoing this morning, he said. Genmar Yacht Group currently has 80 or 90 employees, a significantly reduced work force.

Genmar purchased Carver, later renamed Genmar Yacht Group, in 1991.
Company founder Irwin Jacobs says Genmar has suffered from a rapid decrease in sales due to the credit crisis and weak economy. In court filings, Genmar also said banks have reduced available credit.

The company's Chapter 11 petition filed Monday lists assets of $237.5 million and liabilities of $216.5 million. Jacobs says the bankruptcy petition does not include over $400 million in intangible assets.

Jacobs says Genmar's revenues for the year ending June 30 should drop by more than half to about $460 million.

“If someone would have said to me as recently as even one month ago that Genmar would someday be filing for Chapter 11, I would have said it was not even a remote possibility,” he said in a press release. “We believe that Genmar will have access to sufficient cash and has current assets available to support our ongoing businesses to service and build dealer boat orders and pay our vendor suppliers on future purchases promptly.”

The rest of the boating industry also has suffered from higher gasoline prices and the recession. The National Marine Manufacturers Association said sales of new boats fell 30 percent in 2008 and are expected to drop another 20 percent this year." Owner of Pulaski yacht maker, Genmar Holdings, files for bankruptcy protection | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Town Of Chase Stone Barn

I received the following comment about my blogging on the Town of Chase Stone Barn that has been in the News of late. The $100,000.00 stone Barn project.

Read for yourself.
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Got A Stone Barn To Sell You":

Since the Chase Stone Barn is on the State & National Register of Historic Places, and since it was nominated for America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list for 2009, and since it is one of the last surviving all-fieldstone barns in the country, and since it is part of Wisconsin's cultural heritage, and since the new Chase Stone Barn Park will create jobs and help WI tourism, the Town of Chase asked the state for help. Chase has to raise about $800,000, and the state is giving them a grant for $100,000. Not bad to help a small rural town save a state icon that represents what this state (and country) was built from.

I "since" have to leave a comment back. By the way "since" five times in one sentence was a little over the top. You can't be from Chase! I will assume you are a leftie liberal who likes to spend other people's money (taxes) or someone from Dave Hansen's office.

Why is Chase holding a fundraiser on June 6th? Your comment stated the town has to raise $800 G's for a park for tourism. Good for them. Why not raise $900,000.00. If the town takes the 100 G's will they now only have to raise 700 thousand? What are we to believe?

Anonymous said "will create jobs and help WI tourism" How many jobs will be created? How many jobs has the stimulus bill generated so far?

How about people volunteer to build the park? My mother tells me stories how BVM Church in Pulaski was built by everyone in 1907 and not completed till 1931. People from all over the area built that church.

Does the Town of Chase really need $100,000.00 of taxpayers money? Has the Town of Chase forgotten the hard economic times in the area? Karcz Ford closes, Carver Boat filed for Chapter 11, Broadway Chevy on HWY 32 closing, what will be the next shoe to drop for the people of the area? Our governor and the democratic leaders in Madison are spending like no tomorrow and raising every tax they can think of and they still have money for pet projects?

Times are tough right now and everyone is wondering what their future might bring. The state is in a six, seven billion dollar deficit and they are handing out money like candy and for what? Let's just call it what it really is, for votes in the next election.

The Town of Chase should come out and turn down the money!

Will the Town of Chase, do what is right?

Who know's? Time will tell. I always thought the people of Oconto County always lived with in their means. I guess I might be wrong.

Anonymous, Thank you for your comment. I also want to see the barn saved. Maybe a park is a good idea. Our elected officials are responsible for running government with in the budget. In a good economy this might be a good thing. But not a 100 grand and not now.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Gillett Wisconsin Graduation , Class of 2009

May 31, 2009
1:30 pm

Because of the photographer and the camera not all the class of 2009 are pictured and yes what you see is what you get. To those I missed, I apologize. No matter, we are proud of everyone from the class of 2009 at Gillett High School in Gillett Wisconsin.

The following was from Gillett's School Superintendent Mr. Stuart Rivard at the commencement ceremony. It was Mr Rivard's last speech to the students of Gillett for he is retiring at the end of this month. Thank You Mr. Rivard, if they listened to you and I hope they did, you sent them off in a very special way.
Thank you.

By Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Founder of the Sisters of Charity

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;

Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;

Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;

Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;

Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway.

Your future is now in your hands.