Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Away From Active Blogging

Taking some time off to take THE LOVE OF MY LIFE on a sight seeing road trip.

No I will not tell you our destination but we do like the smell of 98 octane fuel. A place where Speed is a thrill, a place where we hear the Canadian Anthem and ouR National Anthem. A place where friends meet from all across North America. Where the fly over makes you proud to be an American. What more could anyone ask for.

Pictures will follow.

I will keep track of everyone so be good and be strong. I will be waiting for the news from Green Bay on the Party of Know on Thursday.

To all, have a GREAT week and

may GOD BLESS each and everyone of you.

It's NASCAR Weekend

From NASCAR.com

Entry List for this weekend.

00 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Michael Waltrip
1 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Chevrolet GE Reveal Teresa Earnhardt
2 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Dodge Miller Lite Walter Czarnecki
5 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Chevrolet Carquest / Kellogg's Mary Hendrick
6 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford UPS John Henry
7 Robby Gordon Orange, CA Toyota Red Stag / Kid Rock Robby Gordon
07 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Jack Daniel's Richard Childress
9 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Dodge Budweiser George Gillett, Jr
09 Sterling Marlin Columbia, TN Dodge Miccosukee Resort & Gaming James Finch
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Express J D Gibbs
12 David Stremme South Bend, IN Dodge Penske Racing Roger Penske
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice Margaret Haas
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Carhartt John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M's Joe Gibbs
19 Elliott Sadler Emporia, VA Dodge Best Buy George Gillett, Jr
20 Joey Logano* Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
21 Bill Elliott Dawsonville, GA Ford Motorcraft Glen Wood
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet National Guard "Year of the NCO" / DuPont Rick Hendrick
26 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Ford Crown Royal Geoff Smith
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil Richard Childress
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress
33 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Chevrolet Cheerios Bobby Ginn III
34 John Andretti Indianapolis, IN Chevrolet Taco Bell Teresa Earnhardt
36 Mike Skinner Susanville, CA Toyota Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin
37 Tony Raines La Porte, IN Chevrolet Long John Silver's Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet U.S. Army Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Teresa Earnhardt
43 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Dodge Reynolds Wrap Richard Petty
44 A.J. Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Stanley Tools George Gillett, Jr
47 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Toyota RaceSavers.com Rob Kauffman
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe's Jeff Gordon
55 Michael Waltrip Owensboro, KY Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
66 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Toyota Prism Motorsports Phil Parsons
77 Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan, OH Dodge Mobil 1 Bill Davis
82 Scott Speed* Manteca, CA Toyota Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz
83 Brian Vickers Thomasville, NC Toyota Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard Rick Hendrick
96 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Ford Ask.com Jeffrey Moorad
98 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Ford Pittsburgh Paints / Menards Max Jones
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Aflac Jack Roush
113 Max Papis* Como, Italy Toyota GEICO Bob Germain
171 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Chevrolet Charter Air
Transport.com Kevin Buckler
187 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota NEMCO Motorsports Andrea Nemechek " NASCAR.COM

People Of Northeastern Wisconsin, Stand Up and Be Counted

The time has arrived for the people of Northeastern Wisconsin to rise up and take back our country.

How many of your friends and neighbors are out of work?

How many businesses have closed their doors?

How many businesses have filed for bankruptcy and laid off your friends and neighbors?

How many companies will be taken over by our government?

Can you take the chance government run health care will talk care of you and and your family like Canada and Great Brittan has now?

How many people do you know who have lost their house or can't afford to pay their rent?

How many people do you know are going through hard times for their family and friends?

How much more money can government spend that it doesn't have?

Families with children, can you afford higher costs for daycare of your children because of taxes being raised by your elected officials?

Can you afford a higher garbage tax, a higher cell phone tax, a higher hospital tax, higher property taxes, the list goes on and all being done by your elected officials?

It's time to take back the country our forefathers gave us. We need to take back our counrty where men and women died for the freedom we have today. Did they sacrifice their lives to let our government take away our freedom, and our way of life?

Stand up for Northeastern Wisconsin. Stand up for the State of Wisconsin. Stand up for the United States of America.

You need to stand up and be counted when President Obama comes to Green Bay on Thursday. Be not angry, be not afraid, but you need to protest the direction this country is going in a calm organized peaceful way. Make a sign or just walk along and be counted.

It is your privilege and duty as an American citizen to protect and preserve this country for yourself, your children and for your grandchildren.

Join other Americans and tell our government to stop the spending, stop higher taxes and stop the social experiment in the changing of this GREAT country of ours.

From Jerry Bader at WTAQ and Todd Lohenry at the Right Side of Wisconsin.

"Starting at 8, Jerry will be at Beaver Dam Park on Hobart off of W. Point east of Packerland. About 10:15, we will proceed via W. Point to Packerland on foot and stay there until about noon. Timing is critical — we must be in place by 11:10! Please remember to be courteous, EVEN TO THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH YOU! And please remember to respect people’s property…" The Party of Know

Go to the link below if you care about your children your grandchildren and your country. Pass it on! Tell your friends and neighbors! Pass the word to everyone you know and be there to be counted! We need to see you there!

"‘We are the Party of Know’ gathering…" The Party of Know


Obama to Business,........

"Obama Tells American Businesses to Drop Dead: Kevin Hassett "
Bloomberg.com: News

Obama KNOW Party

From Jo At FoxPolitics.

Get involved at Jerry Baders link.
Obama visit: Join the Party of KNOW

According to the Green Bay Press Gazette mid-morning Monday, President Obama will hold Thursday’s Town Hall Meeting at noon Thursday at Southwest High School in Green Bay. 1,000 tickets will be available by lottery; register to be in the lottery drawing by going to this temporary page on the White House Web site, http://www.whitehouse.gov/greenbaytownhall/

Obama Health Care Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, June 11, 12 noon
Southwest High School
1331 Packerland Drive, Green Bay

According to the web site, if your name is selected, you will be called and will be permitted to pick up two tickets. If you are not selected, you will not be called. You must apply via the web site before noon Tuesday.

Jerry Bader, morning talk show host at 1360 WTAQ in Green Bay is suggesting a counter rally that can’t be ignored, i.e., 2,000 or 3,000 people. His theme comes from the Party of Know, used by Ronald Zahn of De Pere and documented in this May 20 FoxPolitics piece. Ronald was one of the attendees of a non-tea party tea part group of folks in Greenleaf.

There was a mini-conversation about Republicans being the “party of NO.” [Senator Al] Lasee said he was proud to have said no – over and over and over. He reminded the group Republicans would have to be saying more and more of it in response to the dreadful budget put forward by Governor Doyle. Ronald Zahn, now of De Pere, said something like “I’m proud to be the party of NO – not “NO” – but rather, “the party of KNOW.” We KNOW the constitution and we KNOW the American entrepreneurial spirit.” I would add, we KNOW liberty and we KNOW freedom – and we KNOW what it takes to keep this great country free and prosperous.

If you believe you’re a member of the Party of KNOW, make yourself a homemade sign and get yourself over to Southwest High School Thursday mid-morning. Keep watch!! at www.partyofknow.org for where-to-meet-when details, as they develop.

Jo Egelhoff, FoxPolitics.net"
FoxPolitics.net - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

Rosary Guy

From the Sheboygan Press.
"Sheboygan man regards repairs as his ministry

By Janet Ortegon • Sheboygan Press staff • June 9, 2009

His name is J.L. Welch, but you can call him the Rosary Guy."
Making rosaries a work of faith | sheboygan-press.com | Sheboygan Press

How to Pray the Rosary

Anyone interested?

MMM, MMM,MMM, Cream Puffs, Can't Wait

From JSOnline
"Bakers expand presence at State Fair

By Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Jun. 8, 2009

West Allis - The Wisconsin Bakers Association, makers of the famous cream puffs at the Wisconsin State Fair, announced on Monday that it would expand its presence at the annual event.

The bakers' group said they would become the title sponsor of the former Master Spas Pavilion on the fair's Central Mall for the 2009 and 2010 fairs. In addition, the association said it would open two satellite locations at the fair to sell cream puffs.

The satellite locations will be located near the U.S. Cellular Main Gate and near Gate 2 at the south end of State Fair Park near the Wisconsin Exposition Center.

Fairgoers will be able to purchase 6-packs to go while at the fair or as they leave.

The satellite locations will operate daily from dusk until the fair closes.

The new bakers' pavilion will be known as the Original Cream Puff Pavilion.

"For 85 years the Wisconsin Bakers Association has made a commitment to this wonderful event and through this sponsorship will continue to be a dedicated, strong partner to agriculture, our association members, our loyal fans and Wisconsin State Fair," said David Schmidt, executive director of the bakers' association.

The cream puff were first sold at the fair in 1924.

This year's State Fair will be held from Aug. 6-16. "
Bakers expand presence at State Fair - JSOnline

Local News From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

From JSOnline.

Some how this is not what Pulaski Wisconsin was looking for from a major paper in the country.
"By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Jun. 8, 2009

They were making waves in the global economy, but now Wisconsin's yacht-makers are stuck on a sandbar.

Last week, the corporate parent of Pulaski-based Carver and Marquis yachts filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

In the filing, Genmar Holdings Inc. listed assets of $237.5 million and liabilities of $216.5 million.

The Minneapolis company said the recession has decimated its entire product line, from 12-foot fishing boats to yachts." Yacht-makers hit rough seas - JSOnline

It's Starting To Get Crowded

From the Green Bay Press
"Van Straten joins 2nd Assembly District race

Press Gazette • June 9, 2009

Ledgeview Town Chairman Jeff Van Straten, 43, has thrown his hat in the ring for the 2nd Assembly District.

Van Straten, a Republican, is on his fourth term as town chairman of Ledgeview, a position he's held since 2003. Van Straten is a self-employed business owner. He is married and has two teenage daughters.

Rep. Ted Zigmut, D-Francis Creek, currently represents the district."
Van Straten joins 2nd Assembly District race | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The Real Reason, It's Always For The Money

wFrom the Green Bay Press.

And you thought they were just doing this to let younger people take advantage of the Wisconsin GREAT outdoors.
"State Senate considers lower hunting age
Proposal would allow 10-year-olds to hunt with adult supervision

By ROBERT IMRIE • The Associated Press • June 9, 2009

WAUSAU — In a move portrayed as preserving Wisconsin's hunting heritage, the state Senate is schedule today to take up legislation that would allow 10-year-olds to hunt under the supervision of an adult who couldn't carry a gun."
State Senate considers lower hunting age | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette

You have to go to the very last paragraph to get the answer.
The DNR says about 9,000 more licenses would be sold annually to young hunters participating in the mentoring program. A residence hunting license now costs $20, but Holperin said the price for the apprentice license may be $5, to attract more youth hunters.

Did you see he used the word may, not will or could, but "may" which in dem speak means it will not! The democrats are in a corner and will do anything to get out of it! It's all for the money!
Wake up people, it's your money.

Get Ready New York, Here We Go

From the New York Post.

I see this as a circus with layers making billions.
"Jun 9, 6:46 AM EDT

Justice Dept.: 1st Gitmo detainee arrives in US

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. authorities have brought the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing U.S. embassies, the Justice Department said Tuesday."
Latest News | Top Stories | News Articles

Thank you Mr President and all those who voted for him.

Your vote may not be what you are expecting.

Get Ready New York and America!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Steve Kagen Sandbagging The People Of The 8th

First article is from the Green Bay Press and the second is from the House Majority Whip.

Was Steve Kagen in Washington today or was he in Green Bay today, June 8th, 2009?
"Kagen to host health forum at St. Norbert College today

June 8, 2009
DE PERE — In anticipation of President Barack Obama's visit to Green Bay on Thursday, Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, will hold a health-care forum today at St. Norbert College.

The forum will take place at 9 a.m. at the F.K. Bemis International Conference Center on campus.

Members of the health-care community and the public are invited to express concerns about the health-care system. Kagen said he will present these findings to Obama.

— Press-Gazette" Kagen to host health forum at St. Norbert College today | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette

"Monday, June 8, 2009

Suspension Bills: Today, the House will consider several bills on the Suspension calendar. Bills considered on the Suspension calendar are debatable for 40 minutes; may not be amended; and require a two-thirds vote for passage. If a recorded vote is requested, it will be postponed. " House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn

If Steve Kagen is working for the people of the 8th district how can he be in two places at the same time? Can anyone please answer that question?

Is he campaigning or working to help the people of Wisconsin? Sandbagger!

I think Steve Kagen is feeling the heat and is running scared for 2010. I just hope we have a conservative to vote for in 2010 to replace Kagen!

Don't care, people will not vote for anymore RINO's. At least we know how bad Kagen is! Will never take a chance on a moderate republican again. Johnny Mac taught us a good lesson!

Getting Cold Feet

From JSOnline.

Must be getting cold feet or running scared!
"In a joint statement, Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan of Janesville and Majority Leader Thomas Nelson of Kaukauna said the fund-raiser did not violate the ban but they wanted to remove any doubts about the effectiveness of the ban. »Read Full Article" NewsWatch - JSOnline

Write your legislator.

When was the last time a dem got cold feet?

Do you think they are looking ahead to 2010?

MIS June 2009

"Next Race: Michigan
LifeLock 400"
NASCAR.COM - 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule, Results & Tickets

12626 U.S. 12
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Track Details
Completed : 1968
Distance : 2 miles
Shape : D-shaped oval
Banking : 18° turns12° frontstretch5° backstretchFrontstretch : 3,600 feet
Backstretch : 2,242 feet
Seating : 137,243

06/13/09 Truck Series Michigan 200 - between turn 4 and the start finish. 06/14/09 CUP LifeLock 400 - Turn 3 overlooking the backstretch row 68

Map of Brooklyn Mi.


Winner on Sunday.

Attn Berry Laker Son # 1

Lakeshore is all over this from the Green Bay Press.

Hey son # 1, look at this!
"Peter Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, on the paper's "Insider Blog," points out a block of 25-30 rooms at the Midway Motor Lodge - the hotel directly across the street from Lambeau Field - has been booked for the past two months by what is commonly seen as Brett Favre's inner circle for one game."
Lakeshore Laments
Thanks Kevin.

Mrs Berry Laker has two tickets for the game.

What do we make of this? At first I thought Obama was booking rooms for the game.

Time To Write To Your State Legislator

From FoxPolitics. Good advice. Thank you Jo.
"Write your legislator. Now.

If you haven’t yet, it’s time to write your legislator. It will have to be an e-mail and it will have to be soon, as the Assembly will reportedly take up the budget this Wednesday, June 10. Take your pick of items to address; it’s a long list, but hopefully easy to glance through. Needless to say, even this long list is only a small portion of changes made in this budget.
" FoxPolitics.net - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

Here are just a few of what you will pay for from the democrats from Wisconsin..
The Garbage Tax or recycling fees have been increased from $5.90/ton to $$13/ton, resulting in a tax increase primarily to municipal taxpayers of $63.3 million.

Cell phone tax – A new 75-cent monthly surcharge on all phones will raise $100 million, summarily raided for unrelated uses in the General Fund. This tax may make Wisconsin ineligible for federal funds, which means local communities may have to raise taxes even more to support their 911 system.

Child care tuition and fees are no longer deductible on state income tax returns. Also, the per-child licensing fee child care providers pay to the state is increasing 39%.

Here are a two to contact. How much can you afford? It's your money!

Now get off your butt and write or call them!

Email - John Nygren
89th Assembly District

Email - Thomas Nelson
5th Assembly District

To find your representative.

Who Are My Legislators?

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Smoke Out Fools (Fuels) Them

From NASCAR.com
"Victory fueled from within

In what has been an amazing season so far, Tony Stewart won his first points race as an owner/driver Sunday by slowing his pace and conserving fuel at Pocono.
" NASCAR.COM - News, Schedule, Drivers, Tracks, Fantasy & Video from NASCAR

Congrats SMOKE.

Huh, What

From JSOnline.
"- selected newswatch item -
Report: Favre had surgery
By Lori Nickel of the Journal Sentinel

Jun. 7, 2009 5:19 p.m. | ESPN.com is reporting that Brett Favre had arthoscopic surgery on his shoulder to pave the way for his return to the NFL for a 19th season in 2009.

The website said Favre had the surgery last month on the partially torn biceps tenton but that "Favre remains unable to make a commitment because subsequent throwing sessions indicate the shoulder is not yet 100 percent."

ESPN also reports that Favre "has thrown on a limited basis since the surgery, which occurred last month, but has not felt close to 100 percent and would not come back unless he makes significant progress."

It looks like Favre tried the non-surgical methods to correct the shoulder and when that didn't work he went with the surgery with Dr. James Andrews. This step was probably absolutely necessary for Favre's return to the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings have expressed interest in Favre." NewsWatch - JSOnline

Pocono 500, 2:00 pm Eastern

Long Pond Road
Long Pond, PA 18334Book Travel
Sunny 72°
Track Details
Completed : 1968
Distance : 2.5 miles
Shape : Tri-oval
Banking : 14° Turn 18° Turn 26° Turn 32° straightsFrontstretch : 3,740 feet
Backstretch : 3,055 feet
Shortstretch : 1,780
Seating : 76,812 " NASCAR.COM : Tracks

Mr. Obama, Can We All Say Paranoid

1. of, like, or suffering from paranoia." paranoid definition | Dictionary.com

1. Psychiatry. a mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions and the projection of personal conflicts, which are ascribed to the supposed hostility of others, sometimes progressing to disturbances of consciousness and aggressive acts believed to be performed in self-defense or as a mission.
2. baseless or excessive suspicion of the motives of others." paranoia definition | Dictionary.com
From Breitbart.
"President Obama's French food tested by 'taster'
Jun 7 10:12 AM US/Eastern

US "taster" tested the food being dished up to President Barack Obama at a dinner in a French restaurant, a waiter said on Sunday.

"They have someone who tastes the dishes," said waiter Gabriel de Carvalho from the "La Fontaine de Mars" restaurant where Obama and his family turned up for dinner on Saturday night.

"It wasn't very pleasant for the cooks at first, but the person was very nice and was relaxed, so it all went well," he said on the Itele news channel.

Asked by AFP to comment, the restaurant confirmed the report. "
President Obama's French food tested by 'taster'

Wisconsin Tea Party THREE, June 11, 2009

From the Right Side Of Wisconsin

This is a call to duty for all Tea Party Associates.

Obama in Green Bay on Thursday.

"It’s being reported that a thousand people are expected for Obama’s town-hall style meeting in Green Bay. If we can’t get 2,000 to 5,000 there to spread the message we’ve come up with, it won’t mean anything. Spread the word; we unveil what we have in mind Monday 9AM, the Jerry Bader show, 1360 am, and streamed live right here at WTAQ.com(it’s the big black box that says “turn me on.”)” Source: AM 1360 WTAQ | wtaq.com"
What is Jerry Bader cooking up? | THE Right Side of Wisconsin Blog Network

I will be in Michigan next Thursday and will be listening to see if people in Northeastern Wisconsin really care about this state and this country.

No gut's no glory! Take our country back.


JUNE 11,2009

Green Bay Wisconsin

Link to Bader Blog

Racially Motivated

From the Shawano Leader

Why is race always thrown into the equation?

As someone said, "you made your bed, you sleep in it. You would think the people who bought property on Legend Lake should have seen this coming before they bought.

"Association’s proposed covenant draws tribe’s ire
By Tim Ryan, Leader Reporter

The Legend Lake subdivision, nestled on the edge of the Menominee Reservation on a slender swath of land once owned by the Menominee Tribe, has had a mostly quiet, if tenuous relationship with its sovereign neighbor.

After a contentious start some four decades ago — when economic necessity forced the selling off of portions of tribal land and the creation of the subdivision — the tribe and Legend Lake property owners have long since settled into peaceful coexistence and even cooperation.

But this week, members of the Legend Lake Property Owners Association will be voting on a proposed covenant that threatens to stir up old passions and could lead to the two sides facing off in a bitter legal fight in federal court.

Viewed by the association as an innocent measure aimed at protecting the Legend Lake tax base, it is being called racially motivated by the Menominee Tribe and an attack on the tribe’s sovereign rights.

The covenant would in essence restrict association properties from being taken off the tax rolls.

Specifically, the covenant is aimed at putting a stop to the transfer of properties purchased by the tribe and tribal members into federal trust, under which the property is not only non-taxable, but also not subject to association bylaws or state and county regulations.

“I think it’s an af-front to the Menominee Nation,” said Menominee Tribal Chair-person Lisa Waukau.

Waukau said the federal Restoration Act that restored the Menominee’s tribal status also gave the tribe an absolute right to put their land into trust if they so desire.

See more in Sunday’s Shawano Leader."
Menominee Nation will keep raising taxes and take more land off the tax roll until they have it all back. Property owners, your wasting your time!

Faux Fish Sticks In Kewaunee, How about Algoma

From The Green Bay Press.

What is going on along the lake shore.What a bunch of nuts from PETA?

Hope the Right Side Of Wisconsin is all over this.
"PETA wants to take over lighthouses, serve faux fish sticks

BY TODD SPANGLER • Detroit Free Press • June 7, 2009

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — As Lake Michigan ports go, Grand Haven is an angler's paradise. If People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals gets its way, it also will be home to a lighthouse café — serving faux fish sticks — where patrons learn about the evils of fishing.

PETA said in a letter to the National Park Service last week that it wants to take over Grand Haven's historic twin red lighthouses once they go on a list of surplus properties this year or next. Because PETA is a nonprofit, its bid to maintain the lighthouses could be considered.

The group also is interested in ownership of the Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse in Kewaunee.

If it takes over the lighthouse in Kewaunee, the group said in a letter to Dan Wenk, acting director of the National Park Service, it would install interactive educational displays to help the public learn more about fish. It also would open a café at the lighthouse serving faux fish sticks and other vegetarian dishes.

The way the animal rights group sees it, Grand Haven would be a perfect place to drum up compassion for fish. To do so, it would point to research it says suggests that fish have feelings, too, rubbing against each other to show affection, developing individual personalities, even learning to grieve." PETA wants to take over lighthouses, serve faux fish sticks | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Update from The Right Side of Wisconsin

UnHeard Of

From the Green Bay Press.

Village pays $242,200.00 and passes the cost onto to the tax payer. To reduce landfill tonnage and reduce costs. Unheard of in today's world.
"Howard considers buying carts for single-stream recycling

By Malavika Jagannathan • mjaganna@greenbaypressgazette.com • June 7, 2009

HOWARD — The village will join a number of its neighbors this summer by converting to single-stream recycling, but the board will vote Monday on whether to purchase recycling carts for the transition.

The board will consider a resolution to amend its contract with Veolia Environmental Services by buying 90-gallon recycling carts in August for 5,600 residents, a cost that will be added to the 2010 tax bill. In September, the board approved a five-year garbage and recycling contract with Veolia.

Single-stream recycling allows residents to put all plastic, steel, glass and aluminum containers in one cart, along with paper and cardboard. The recycling center then sorts the material.

"We're going to single-stream regardless — this is the chance to get the bins now," said village Administrator Joshua Smith. "One of the selling points of single-stream is that it will reduce our landfill tonnage and reduce our costs."

The village could buy 5,600 of the 90-gallon bins for $43.25 each for a total cost of $242,200. That cost would be charged to each household as a one-time fee on the tax bill." Howard considers buying carts for single-stream recycling | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette

You have to give Howard credit for doing what is right not like the people of Wrightstown.

"Wrightstown gets $46,000
for bins

Updated: Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 3:13 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 27 May 2009, 3:13 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin lawmakers have agreed to give a tiny Brown County town $46,000 for recycling bins despite the state's record $6.6 billion budget shortfall. " Wrightstown gets $46,000 for recycling bins