Saturday, June 20, 2009

Now I Feel Better

From Breitbart.
"Chubby people live longest: Japan study
Jun 19 06:14 AM US/Eastern

Health experts have long warned of the risk of obesity, but a new Japanese study warns that being very skinny is even more dangerous, and that slightly chubby people live longer. " Chubby people live longest: Japan study

Oh Brother

From Yahoo.
"Fri Jun 19, 7:15 pm ET

WASHINGTON – Hey, kids, don't try this at home. Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk on Friday took a brief ride at the White House as part of a Father's Day celebration.

Hawk, 41, skated in the grand foyer and the nearby Old Executive Office Building, with the permission of White House officials.

The skateboarding icon, also known for his popular brand of skateboarding video games, posted photos to his Web site and Twitter page.

One photo shows Hawk on his skateboard with his hands in the air in what appears to be a hallway.

"...and here is my exit," he wrote in a message on Twitter, which linked to a picture of him skating. "Supposed to return at noon for the First Fathers event if they let me back in."

Hawk posted other insights from his Washington visit on his Twitter page, telling fans about eating Frosted Flakes cereal inside the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. In another tweet, he says "back at White House, Tweeting live from the Diplomatic Room. Unbelievable."

Hawk joined other dads, athletes and celebrities at a Father's Day forum hosted by President Barack Obama. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay helped man the barbecue grills for a White House picnic for the attendees, which included NBA players Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat and Etan Thomas of the Washington Wizards.

"The Prez addressing all of us fathers before we split up to visit DC charities," Hawk tweeted. "D Wade & Etan T make me feel short."" Pro skateboarder takes a glide through White House - Yahoo! News

The "Prez" as Tony Hawk calls him is always in full campaign mode!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Wisconsin Tea Party Suring

Thanks to Try 2 Focus on the Greenville Tea party on July 19th at 3:00 p m .

Can someone help me out?

Was I dreaming or is a tea party going to take place in Suring Wisconsin on July 4th?

Can someone please help me out here?

A Good Man From Gillett

From the Shawano Leader.
"Gillett school administrator Rivard plans retirement
By Nathan Falk, Leader Reporter

After being part of education in Gillett for a quarter-century, district administrator Stuart Rivard is retiring later this month.

A native of Balsam Lake, Wis., located in the northwestern part of the state, Rivard has made an impact in several roles at Gillett. He’s served as a classroom teacher, Reading Specialist, Curriculum Director, Staff Development Coordinator, Elementary Principal for eight years and is currently in his sixth year as District Administrator.

“It is difficult to count all the accomplishments here because I tend to view what may be considered accomplishments as just doing my job and a team effort with others involved,” said Rivard.

Several of those initiatives that Rivard is proud of Gillett completing include all-day kindergarten, beginning a four-year-old kindergarten program, initiating breakfast in the district, expanding opportunities for advanced students, being a part of starting the alternative school for students in danger of not receiving a high school diploma, and keeping the district in a financially sound condition. It hasn’t all been a smooth ride, though.

“I would have to say our declining enrollment is a challenge, the state issuing more and more mandates without adding funding, maintaining sound educational programming while funding decreases,” he said.

Rivard is a graduate of Polk County Teachers College. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from UW-River Falls; Masters Degree in Reading from UW-Oshkosh; and a Principal Degree through UW-Milwaukee. He received Superintendent’s Certification from Winona State University, Winona, Minn.

Upon his retirement June 30, Rivard marks 32 years in education, with 25 in Gillett.

“I began my teaching career in the Oconto Falls District for 7 years,” he said. “I left education for 5 years and was a dairy farmer and also worked in Agri-Sales. I returned to teaching in 1985 in Gillett where I taught Jr. High Literature and English.”

Looking back, Rivard said he has many good memories.

“I think the most fun times was when I was elementary principal — cookies, cupcakes and hugs every day,” he said.

As far as retirement plans, Rivard said he has a couple of new grandchildren that haven’t been properly spoiled.

“My wife is also retiring after a 30-year career in education, most of which has been in special ed. There’s a lot golf that we haven’t played yet and some fish that we haven’t caught,” he said.

Rivard also said he has a 1968 Mustang that needs some attention, but still has other plans to keep busy.

“I plan to seek some type of part-time employment — plus there are many projects around the house that have been neglected over the years,” he said."
Link to Leader.

Thank You Mr Rivard.

Good Advice for 2010

From the Washington Times
"Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.

In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times "America's Morning News," Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become "very intricate, very personal" and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau's door-to-door information collection efforts.

"I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home," she said. "We won't be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond that."

Shelly Lowe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Mrs. Bachmann is "misreading" the law. "
 EXCLUSIVE: Minn. lawmaker vows not to complete Census - Washington Times

Misreading the law? ACORN is running the census and we should just say no big deal!

Thank You Mrs Bachmann.

Dave Hansen, It's All Yours

From Fox 11.
Senate passes budget

Updated: Thursday, 18 Jun 2009, 8:26 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009, 9:13 PM CDT

The Wisconsin Senate has passed the state budget on an 17-16 vote with no Republican support.
""We had to make some tough decisions," said Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay. Hansen also criticized Repubilcans for not offering any alternatives.

"You didn't have a plan. I haven't seen it. Where would you have cut? Where did you think we should've cut?" Hansen asked." Senate passes budget

DAVE HANSEN, THIS IS YOUR BUDGET! A $100,000.00 for a stone barn will not protect you after the people of Wisconsin see how bad you are screwing this state and it's people who live here.

Dave, it's your baby!

Update From the Green Bay Press. No wonder Dave Hansen doesn't get alternatives from republicans.
"Democrats might reach deal on budget in secret Sans committee, Open Meetings Law not applicable

By SCOTT BAUER • The Associated Press • June 19, 2009

MADISON — A special committee of legislative leaders won't convene to work out a state budget deal to plug a $6.6 billion shortfall until at least Tuesday.

And it may not meet at all.

Delaying the creation of a conference committee clears the way for Democratic leaders in both the Senate and Assembly to meet in secret before Tuesday to reach a deal. Lawmakers are allowed to do so because without the committee being created, there is no obligation to comply with Open Meetings Law.

Leaders could talk among themselves and possibly reach a deal without ever calling a meeting or allowing Republicans, who are in the minority, to participate.

The Senate recessed Thursday without voting to create a conference committee to reach a deal, though the chamber is scheduled to meet again Tuesday. Senate President Fred Risser, D-Madison, said he expects leaders from the Assembly and Senate to talk informally between now and then to see whether a conference committee will be needed.

Any negotiations on reaching a budget deal now should be done in the open in a conference committee, said Jay Heck, executive director of government watchdog group Common Cause in Wisconsin.

"The less public it is, the less confidence citizens have in the end result," he said. "When citizens are left in the dark, they think the worst about the process."

Gov. Jim Doyle's spokesman, Lee Sensenbrenner, wouldn't say directly whether the governor's staff would be meeting with legislative leaders on a budget deal before a conference committee is called.

"There's always a lot of behind-the-scenes preparatory work that goes into things like this," Sensenbrenner said.

The $62.2 billion two-year spending plan passed each house in dramatically different forms. An identical budget must pass each house before it can go to Doyle, also a Democrat, for his consideration.

There are major differences between the two budgets.

The Assembly's version includes a tax on oil companies that could be passed along to drivers by hiking gas prices up another 4.4 cents a gallon. The Senate removed the tax. Doyle wanted to tax oil companies, but only if the companies were banned from passing along their added costs to customers at the pump.

The Senate increased taxes on capital gains, removing all exemptions. The Assembly lowered the allowable exemption from 60 percent to 40 percent, as Doyle wanted.

Dozens of other differences also were expected to be worked out by the expected conference committee.

Waiting until at least Tuesday to create the committee wastes time and puts the budget in jeopardy of not passing before the new fiscal year begins July 1, said Rep. Pedro Colon, D-Milwaukee.

"I think everybody on this side wants to get truckin'," he said.

Doyle and legislative leaders have pushed to pass the budget by July 1 to avoid losing millions of dollars in federal money and to enact spending cuts and tax and fee increases that plug the record-high $6.6 billion budget hole.

Much of the work on the budget has already occurred in secret. Assembly Democrats met behind closed doors for five days to work out changes eventually approved by the full Assembly during a 12-hour session that ended at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Members of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee also secretly worked out deals before voting in public, often late at night. The committee passed the budget around 6 a.m. after an all-night meeting." Democrats might reach deal on budget in secret | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The Bathtub Test

From an e mail

During a visit to the mental asylum, I asked the director how do
You determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

"Well," said the director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a
teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub."

"Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."

"No." said the director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a bed near the window?"

To All You Smart People Out There

From an Email
Dementia Quiz
Below are four (4) questions and a Bonus question to test your perception,
reasoning and the quickness of your logical processing.
They are stated simply so you should try to answer them instantly.
To assure the accuracy of the results, you should not take your time , but
instead, answer each of them immediately.


Let's find out just how clever you really are....

Ready? GO!!! (scroll down slowly to uncover Q's and A's )

First Question :

You are a participant in a race. You overtake the second person. What
position are you in?

0AAnswer : If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely
WRONG! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, YOU are in
second place!

Try not to screw up next time. Now answer the second question, but don't
take as much time as you took for the first question, OK?

Second Question :
I f you overtake the last person, then you are...?

(scroll down)

Answer : If you answered that you are second to last, then you are ; ; ;
;WRONG again. Tell me Sunshine, how can you overtake the LAST person??

You're not very good at this, are you?

Third Question :
Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT
use paper and pencil or a calculator.
Try it.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 Now add 30 . Add
another1000 . Now add 20 . Now add another 1000 . Now add 10 . What is the

Scroll down for the correct answer......

Did you get 5000 ?

The correct answer is actually 4100 ..

If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator!
Today is definitely not your day, is it ?

Maybe you'll get the last question right... Maybe...

Fourth Question:

Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono, and ?
?? What is the name of the fifth daughter?

Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't.
Her name is Mary you retard! Read the question again!

Okay, now the Bonus round,

 a final chance to redeem yourself:

A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating
the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses himself to the
shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of sunglasses;
how does HE indicate what he wants?

It's really very simple
He opens his mouth and ask for it...
Does your employer actually pay you to think??
If so Do NOT let them see your answers for this test!

Have a nice day !

Steve John F Kerry Kagen

From the Green Bay Press.

I voted against it before I voted for it. Can we say EARMARKS!

What will the WACKY LEFT say about Kagen's vote?
"Kagen reverses vote on war funding

The Associated Press • June 17, 2009

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Kagen has done an about-face on funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." Kagen reverses vote on war funding | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

I just have to post the whole article. Might come in handy in 2010.
The northeast Wisconsin Democrat voted for a $106 war spending bill Tuesday, a month after rejecting a House version because he said it lacked a plan for bringing U.S. troops home. Tuesday’s measure, a compromise between earlier House and Senate versions, also contained no troop withdrawal provision.

But the final measure did include $7.7 billion to fight the swine flu pandemic. Kagen said that, along with a couple of additional items, was enough to gain his support.

“The bill that I did vote for provided something that we really do need, and that’s funding for the pandemic,” Kagen told reporters Wednesday during his weekly conference call. “There were a number of reasons I voted the way I did.”

One reason, he said, was a provision to provide $534 million for troops who have had their enlistments involuntary extended since Sept. 11, 2001. Each would get $500 for each month they remained in service under stop-loss orders.

Kagen was among 21 Democrats voting yes to the war spending bill who had voted no on the earlier House bill on May 14. Their votes on Tuesday helped give the Democratic leadership a 226-202 victory.

Kagen was the only Democrat in the Wisconsin delegation who changed votes. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Milwaukee, voted against the war funding both times.

All three Wisconsin Republican House members sided with their majority in opposing the measure, with Janesville’s Paul Ryan reversing his earlier stand.

Kagen said his switch did not represent a change of heart on troop withdrawal.

I have consistently supported our troops before, during and after their brave service in harm’s way,” he said in a statement following his vote Tuesday. “There are many people across northeast Wisconsin just like me who strongly oppose our involvement in Iraq’s religious civil war, and I have expressed their views directly to the president and my colleagues in the House.”

Sam Running In The 12th

Sam Hagedorn is running for the 12th district.
"Today I filed my papers to become a candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly - 12th District. This is the seat currently held by Rep. Fred Kessler.

I'm running on who I am - a conservative." yoSAMite says: Now a Candidate

Go get em Sam.

P S , How did I ever miss Sam on the blog roll.

A good conservative to follow in the future.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Still Testing

Don't you just hate technology sometimes!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Test Blog

Test Blog, Scribfire virus

Update, Dog gone it, I got a problem and have no idea how to delete the problem!

Blogger Problems

Scribe Fire seems to be have a cold.

Monday, June 15, 2009

What Happened????????

From WTAQ and Fox 11.

Is this really true about last Thursday?
"The protest broke up quickly after the President's arrival at Southwest High School. Police tell us no one was arrested.
" Hundreds protest Obama's visit to Green Bay

What Happeneed??????????

I was gone out of state and was just wondering?

I Was Wrong


You know, I have been very hard on Jeff Gorden # 24. After the following comment I guess he's not the driver I thought he was.

""If I'm Jimmie Johnson or Greg Biffle, I'm going to push a little harder," Gordon said. "It's going to be really hard to discipline yourself. That's where I give Mark Martin so much credit. He's such a great driver and a smart driver. I think he could have pushed harder to hold Jimmie off, and maybe even caught Biffle. But I think his crew chief and him were communicating, and Mark was disciplined enough to say, 'We're not going to make it, and I've got to back off.' He played it perfectly.""
NASCAR.COM - Thank fuel mileage for the best race of the season - Jun 14, 2009

Some driver's in NASCAR like # 3 Earnhardt you would learn to love to hate! I think Gordon is the same way. If your a NASCAR fan you have to respect every driver no matter how they finish, no matter their name, no matter who their sponsor is.

Hat's off to Jeff Gordon for today being a gentlemen!

In Case You Missed It


A lap by lap recap of the Michigan 400 where

MARK MARTIN in the # 5 Kelloggs, Carquest. won the race.

A Win Is A Win, No Matter How

Picture and link from NASCAR.


The Old Man Can still run a race.

Just got back to the bunker in the 8th district. Went to Michigan with Mrs. Berry Laker to the NASCAR race and


People are telling me it wasn't a win, but you know what,


You young PUP'S under forty will find that out some day!

Congrats to the # 5 Mark Martin.