Saturday, June 27, 2009

Comrades, Where The Hell Were They Before This?

From The Hill.

Still RED Saturday. Where and the HELL were the Republicans before this?
"When asked why he read portions of the cap-and-trade bill on the floor Friday night, Boehner told The Hill, "Hey, people deserve to know what's in this pile of s--t."
" - Boehner: Climate bill a 'pile of s--t'

You would think the republicans are a little late to the party! I'm not sorry for calling out the RINO's and BLUE BLOOD republicans for getting us here! For those who may decide to run in 2010 you DAM well better make DAM sure your conservative! We have nothing to loose with the democrats in office! Were already there! Anyone thinking of running better be conservative or you will not get a lot of votes! Johnny Mac taught a lot of conservatives that! NEED WE SAY MORE!

Get your S--t together!

Sorry Lord, some of your children have lost their way! Sorry Lord for some of the wording.

Comrades, Obama At Jackson Memorial Service ?

From ABC News. It's still Red Saturday.
"Meanwhile, Los Angeles fire and police officials have begun preparations for what they expect will be a massive turnout at the memorial service for Jackson, ABC News has learned.

No date has been set yet for the event but authorities are expecting large crowds. " Michael Jackson's Body Being Kept at Undisclosed Location as Questions Arise - ABC News

Will our President attend the Service?

I say YES!

Comrade Kagen's Own Press Release

From WisPolitics.
In His own Words!

U.S. Rep. Kagen: Votes to create jobs and support Wisconsin industry

Contact: Jake Rubin
(202) 225-5665

Larry Abitz
(920) 380-0061

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. voted for the American Clean Energy and Security Act to create higher wage jobs and support industries across Wisconsin. The legislation went through many changes before Kagen was willing to offer his support.

“This bill will encourage private sector investments in clean energy to create new jobs in Northeast Wisconsin while supporting the industries that have been part of our way of life,” said Kagen. “We are taking the necessary steps to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and build a better future for our children and grandchildren.”

Congressman Kagen has been working closely with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Colin Peterson to ensure that Wisconsin’s family farms are rewarded for their efforts to operate self-sustaining farms. Furthermore, this legislation will grow our economy and expand the market for biofuels and renewable energy by reclassifying all trees as agricultural products and all tree byproducts as renewable energy sources. Farmers and forest owners will benefit as well from the creation of a market-based carbon offset program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“We have kept the EPA off our farms,” said Kagen.

The jobs created cannot be shipped overseas and will make America the global innovation leader and preserve our planet by reducing the pollution that causes global warming.

. The American Clean Energy and Security Act supports key industries in Northeast Wisconsin including papermaking and agriculture. The bill will help the paper industry transition to a cleaner, more profitable future through allowances to cover their increased costs in a changing global marketplace.

“This forward-thinking legislation would not be possible without the hard work and support of Rep. Steve Kagen,” said Sue Breitlich, President of the Wisconsin Farmers Union. “He consistently puts Wisconsin’s family farmers at the forefront of his decisions, and his vote in favor of ACES is yet another example of his commitment to agriculture.”

“I am always listening to my constituents throughout Northeast Wisconsin in visits to their communities and my Tele-Town Hall meetings with more than 11,000 people this week,” Kagen added.

“They have shared their valid concerns with me about this legislation and I have fought hard to protect the industries that have been the backbone of our economy in Northeast Wisconsin for generations. We cannot simply do ‘nothing’. In my judgment, this is a time for action to bring about the changes we need to put our community, our country and our economy on the road to recovery.”

We shall see if jobs are created and farmers will be protected!

Comrades, Soviet Vodkas

Comrades, It's Soviet Saturday

I can't help myself today. I keep seeing red.

Everything comes up


Comrade's, More Soviet Control

It's Soviet control again.
From the Green Bay Press.
"Liquor license changes possible under provision in budget bill

By Malavika Jagannathan • • June 27, 2009

The provision would allow the Department of Revenue to issue the license — commonly used by restaurants and taverns to serve alcohol — to tribes that meet the general qualifications for the permits, according to a comparative summary of budget changes released Thursday by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau." Liquor license changes possible under provision in budget bill | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Who slipped this into the bill?
All these things should have a public hearing," Cowles said. "There are people from the restaurant industries who'd be interested in this. When someone can get around the normal way of doing things, you've got a competitive issue."

I guess Comrade Doyle, Comrade Hansen and the rest of Supreme Soviet can do anything they want.

Comrades, will they limit the amount of vodka we can drink next?

Comrades, Old USSR

USSR History lesson.
"Old USSR is a growing, developing, and established nation at 154 days old with citizens primarily of Russian ethnicity whose religion is Hinduism. Its technology is first rate and its citizens marvel at the astonishing advancements within their nation. Its citizens pay extremely high taxes and many despise their government as a result. The citizens of Old USSR work diligently to produce Pigs and Water as tradable resources for their nation. It is an aggressive country that some say has an itch for war. It believes nuclear weapons are necessary for the security of its people. The military of Old USSR has been positioned at all border crossings and is arresting all drug traffickers. Old USSR does not allow any form of government protests. Its armed police forces work quickly at "dissolving" any and all government protests. Its borders are closed to all forms of immigration. Old USSR detains individuals who participate in the slanderous comments about the government. The government gives foreign aid when it can, but looks to take care of its own people first. Old USSR will not make deals with another country that has a poor history of inhuman treatment of its citizens. " Old USSR - Cyber Nations Wiki - Nations, alliances, treaties, and more

Let's see,

Stimulus bill - a trillion dollars and no jobs.

Government spending - a pig is a pig is a pig.

Water Restrictions - Great Lakes Water pact

Energy bill - high taxes.

ACORN running 2010 census - Obama government controlled group.

Conservative Media - Fairness doctrine.

Just seems like history is repeating itself again.

Comrade Hansen's Name All Over This

From JSOnline and FoxPolitics.

On our way to communist control from the democrats and unions.
"UW staff could be assigned to unions

By Erica Perez of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Jun. 25, 2009
State Budget
Following is the latest coverage of the 2009-'11 state budget process.

Thousands of currently unrepresented academic staffers at University of Wisconsin campuses could be assigned into existing unions - rather than having the chance to vote - under a provision included in the state budget, state officials say.

The 2009-'11 budget plan, awaiting a final agreement in Madison, would give UW faculty and academic staff the right to collectively bargain, meaning faculty and staff could vote to form bargaining units at different campuses.

But part of the language added by state Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine), a former union lobbyist, and state Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), gives the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission the express authority to assign some academic staff employees to appropriate unions without a vote."
UW staff could be assigned to unions - JSOnline

Here Jo tells us what the cost will be.
"Forget that right to decide. That’s done and over with for academic staff and research assistants.

OK. So how much will all this supposed collective bargaining cost taxpayers and tuition payers? Page 8 of the same LFB budget paper linked just above says increased costs not allowed for in the budget equal $2.2 million and 32 FTE’s. That’s just the cost for employees to manage the collective bargaining! – Approximately $1.5 million from state taxpayers and $0.7 million from university revenues.

And that $2.2 million doesn’t even start to cover any increases in costs that may result from those bargained agreements. Those costs aren’t in the budget either. Wow. " - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

2.2 million and it's not even in the budget.

Comrade Kagen's Costly Job Killer

From the Government run JSOnline and the Appleton Post Crescent.

The US Supreme Soviet and comrade Steve Kagen passed the energy bill. More and more freedom is eroding away before our eyes. Let us all start our Russian language classes soon.
"Washington — In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy."
House OKs landmark climate bill - JSOnline
Kagen voted for higher energy prices? He didn't mention higher costs, did he?
""This bill will encourage private sector investments in clean energy to create new jobs in northeast Wisconsin while supporting the industries that have been part of our way of life," Kagen said in a release." U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, an Appleton Democrat, helps House of Representatives pass clean energy bill | | Appleton Post-Crescent
Didn't Kagen tell us the stimulus bill was going to create jobs? Looks like that's working well!

Let's just hope people and the state run media will remember Kagen voted for this mess in the 2010 election.

I have to give JS credit for at least reporting the truth about the bill (more costly energy). The Appleton PC is so into Kagen they don't even know what day it is.

We shall see in 2010!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Ever hear the saying "seems things happen in three's" or some such.

Just want to say thank you to three blogs I followed. For the time being they have announced they are shutting down.

You were all GREAT!

The Right Side of Wisconsin

Badger Blog Alliance

Minnesota Democrats Exposed

It's been a pleasure.

Joke Of The Day

From a good friend and E Mail.
A Monroe County, WI Policeman had a perfect spot to watch for speeders, but wasn't getting any. Then he discovered the problem -- a 12-year-old boy was standing up the road with a hand painted sign, which read 'RADAR TRAP AHEAD.' The officer also found the boy had an accomplice who was down the road with a sign reading 'TIPS' and a bucket full of money. (And we used to just sell lemonade!)
A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding through an automated radar post in Marshfield , WI . A $40 speeding ticket was included. Being cute, he sent the police department a picture of $40. The police responded with another mailed photo of handcuffs..
A Young woman was pulled over for speeding. A Wisconsin State Trooper walked to her car window, flipping open his ticket book. She said, 'I bet you are going to sell me a ticket to the State Trooper's Ball. 'He replied, "Wisconsin State Troopers don't have balls.' There was a moment of silence. He then closed his book, got back in his patrol car and left...
Come on, even the brave people that protect and serve us have to smile once and a while.

We do thank all that protect us.

Dave Hansen Takeing Away Your Freedom

From JSOnline.

Today Dave Hansen takes away the right to vote.
UW staff could be assigned to unions
By Erica Perez of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Jun. 25, 2009
State Budget
Following is the latest coverage of the 2009-'11 state budget process.

Thousands of currently unrepresented academic staffers at University of Wisconsin campuses could be assigned into existing unions - rather than having the chance to vote - under a provision included in the state budget, state officials say.

The 2009-'11 budget plan, awaiting a final agreement in Madison, would give UW faculty and academic staff the right to collectively bargain, meaning faculty and staff could vote to form bargaining units at different campuses.

But part of the language added by state Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine), a former union lobbyist, and state Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), gives the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission the express authority to assign some academic staff employees to appropriate unions without a vote."
 UW staff could be assigned to unions - JSOnline
What will he take away next? Your right of free speech,your right to assemble, your right to carry a gun? Dave Hansen is playing supreme ruler and next he will want to take away your right of your religion and take away your right to pray to God Almighty Himself!

You know the saying and Dave Hansen keeps taking it to new levels!
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

How much more harm is Dave Hansen doing to the people of his district? All for the sake of POWER!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

So They Voted For Change

From the Green Bay Press.

Do you know anyone who has lost their job? Where's the "CHANGE" you Kagen, Hansen and Obama voters got for your vote?

So you voted for 12.3 % unemployment for Green Bay ?

"Green Bay's unemployment rate stays put in May

By Bob Van enkenvoort • • June 25, 2009

Green Bay's unemployment rate didn't go up in May. It didn't go down, either.

After falling from 13.1 percent in March to 12.3 percent in April, the city's unemployment rate stayed the same in May, according to state Department of Workforce Development figures released Wednesday. The rate was more than twice as high as the 6 percent rate recorded in May 2008.

March's rate was the highest recorded in Green Bay since 1990.

The unemployment rate in the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area — Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto counties — also remained the same at 8.4 percent. It had declined to 8.4 percent in April from 9.2 percent in March. The rate in May 2008 was 4.1 percent.

According to the state statistics, 156,102 of 170,434 were employed in May in the Green Bay MSA.

"It's still an extremely difficult labor market," said Jim Golembeski, executive director of Bay Area Workforce Development Board. "Businesses are struggling and, at best, holding their own."

Having advanced skills is still a significant part of finding employment, he said.

"I keep saying: 'If you're looking for a job, you need a career.'"

There isn't a lot of change in the job market, he said, noting that a lot of people are still looking for work.

"Whatever a recovery is going to look like, it's going to happen quite slow," he said.

May's state unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, down from 8.8 percent in April and up from 4.4 percent in May 2008.

Unemployment in the Madison metropolitan area rose from 6 percent in April to 6.2 percent in May, still the lowest unemployment rate in the state.

The unemployment rate in Milwaukee rose from 8.9 percent to 9 percent.

Janesville continued to have the highest unemployment rate of the state's 12 largest cities at 12.9 percent, unchanged from April.

The national unemployment rate in May was 9.4 percent, up from 8.9 percent in April and 5.5 percent in May 2008." Green Bay's unemployment rate stays put in May | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

I wonder how many jobs Jim Golembeski has found for the people of Wisconsin. Starting with New Page in the past Mr. Golembeski has been doing one heck of a job getting the people of Wisconsin employed in the area! I forgot where Golembeski gets his salary from? Those training classes are doing just GREAT.

Good Going Jim!

Keep up your GREAT work!


From Pine River World News.

Who would know better then the Russkie's
"25 June 2009
Pravda: Will Obama become Russia's disappointment of the century during his visit to Moscow?
The following commentary is reprinted with permission from Pravda.

Will Obama become Russia's disappointment of the century during his visit to Moscow?
© Pravda
By Vadim Trukhachev
June 25, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama is coming to Moscow on July 6-8. The world expects that Obama and Medvedev will achieve significant progress in signing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. However, Russia will also raise the question of the new Missile Defense Treaty." Pine River World News

Barracuda Vukmir

From JSOnline.

Leah, why couldn't you have moved to Green Bay and run against Dave Hansen in the 30th. You go Gal! Were with you.
Vukmir to challenge Sullivan for Senate seat
By Stacy Forster of the Journal Sentinel

Jun. 25, 2009 11:34 a.m. | Madison — Rep. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) said Thursday she plans to challenge first-term Sen. Jim Sullivan (D-Wauwatosa) in next fall's election.

Vukmir, who was elected in 2002, announced her candidacy in Wauwatosa and said she would be a senator who better represents the district's priorities. Vukmir, 51, a registered nurse, said she had a record of progress on job creation, tax relief, education reform and health care reform.

"When the economy soured, some politicians in Madison were concerned only with how to raise enough tax revenue to fund their spending addiction," Vukmir said in a statement. "My priority has been, and will always be, creating jobs and providing core services in the most efficient way possible."

Sullivan, 41, an attorney, beat former Sen. Tom Reynolds (R-West Allis) to win the seat in 2006. He was the only Democrat to vote against the budget in the Senate last week and is the target of a recall effort triggered by his vote for a statewide smoking ban.

In a statement, Sullivan said he has tried to be an independent voice for the district, working to create jobs in the biotechnology and medical sectors, supporting small businesses and improving public safety. »Read Full Article"
NewsWatch - JSOnline

Kagen Hawk, Phone Call

I used to write for Kagen Watch. Times have changed but we still have to keep our eye on Steve Kagen. Future post's concerning our 8th District congressman will be posted as "Kagen Hawk". JFYI, other left leaning big spending politicians in my voting area will have the "Hawk" on the posts.

Tried calling Washington DC to tell Kagen to vote no on Cap and Trade.

Kept getting busy signal.

Called Green Bay Office and talked to Kagen person.

Left name, address and phone # .

I forgot but make sure you ask for the first name of the person your talking to. Do not be a pain but just ask for their first name , not last name and write it down. In sales you always ask for a contact name to let it sink in that they will follow through with your request.

The gal on the phone around 4:15 seemed too nice to be working for Kagen.

Ma'am, I feel sorry for you.

Now go call yourself!

Cap and Tax Bill, Call Before The Friday House Vote

Cap and Tax, Cap and Trade, whatever you call

it it will cost Wisconsin jobs in the paper industry,

in agriculture, raise your electricity and natural gas costs

and will touch everyone in Wisconsin!

If you are in the Wisconsin 8th District you need

to call Steve Kagen! I will also post Ron Kind in the 3rd.

Stop this insanity!

Tell them no to Cap and Tax no to Cap and Trade!

Here's the numbers, you need to call them before the

house vote on Friday.

If you don't call you will just pay for it in the end.

"Green Bay, WI
700 E. Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 437-1954
Fax: (920) 437-1978
In Wisconsin, call toll
free at 1-800 773-8579

Appleton, WI
333 West College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 380-0061
Fax: (920) 380-0051

Washington, DC
1232 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5665.............Light up the Washington
Fax: (202) 225-5729"......switch board
Official web site for Representative Steve Kagen, M.D. (D - WI)

Fro Ron Kind in the Wisconsin Third.
"Contact Information
1406 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
9am to 6pm
PH: (202) 225-5506
FX: (202) 225-5739
TTY: (202) 226-1772

La Crosse
205 Fifth Avenue S. , Suite 400
La Crosse, WI 54601
8:30am to 5pm
PH: (608) 782-2558
FX: (608) 782-4588
TTY: (608) 782-1173

Eau Claire
131 S. Barstow St.
Suite 301
Eau Claire, WI 54701
8:30am to 5pm
PH: (715) 831-9214...... Light up the Washington
FX: (715) 831-9272"......switch board
Congressman Ron Kind : Home

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

For Crying Out Loud

From Politico.

Can't people keep their dam pants on!

One less in 2012.
"South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits affair


South Carolina GOP Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday to an affair, and resigned his position as chair of the Republican Governor's Association following a strange week in which the governor dropped off the grid and could not be located. " South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits affair - Andy Barr -

Glad I didn't get my hopes up,(bad choice of words)didn't jump ( wrong word again) didn't go along on the Sanford band wagon sooner!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Guess The State

Which state's elected officials does this pertain to? Wisconsin or New York?
"How utterly pathetic that elected officials would make kids in schools pay the price for their fecklessness." THE SENATE VS. THE KIDS - New York Post

Welcome A New Blog

I've been looking for some political action from the north woods in the 8th district. Now I can see some action happening.
Ladies, keep up the Great work and welcome.

What is your stance on RINO's who got us into this mess.

Please give them a read.

Northern Wisconsin Club of the Wisconsin Federation of Women Republicans!

"Announcing Northern Club of Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women
On May 12, 2009 at Wild Eagle Lodge, we held our first meeting of the "Women of the North" - the newest chapter of the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women! President of the State Organization, Ginny Marschman attended and she installed the founding officers. Kim welcomed the group and outlined many significant issues that address our country. Ginny Marschman was the featured speaker and motivated our group to unify and support Republican candidates in upcoming elections.

Founding Officers:
Kim Simac - President
Juliana Martin - Vice President
Abbey Maillette - Treasurer
Theresa Maillette - Secretary

Members At-large:
Dara Maillette - Membership
Diane Misina - Internet RelationPlease give them a reads

Link to there site

Tea Party on July 4th.
Northwoods Patriots July 4th Tea Party ** Eagle River Derby Track
Starting at 6pm, "Our Tea Party will be a celebration of this great nation's birthday, a salute to our military heroes from teh past, present and future. Our Tea Party will speak directly to remind those in public office that their job is one of service to the people and not themselves." The Republican Women of the North plan to have a table at the Tea Party.

Our Next Meeting will be hld the 2nd week of August - stay tuned for details.

Great College Baseball

From ESPN.

Forgot to mention this was an exciting game last night.
"Game 1: LSU 7, Texas 6 (11 innings)

Back against the wall
In the six-year history of the CWS finals, three teams have rallied from losing Game 1 to force a deciding game. The past two times, the team that lost Game 1 rallied to claim the championship. Both of the CWS finals that involved Texas ended in two-game sweeps (Cal State Fullerton over Texas in 2004, Texas over Florida in 2005)." College World Series: Pregame notes for Game 2 of finals between LSU Tigers and Texas Longhorns - ESPN

Game two tonight
TEXAS (49-15-1) vs. LSU (55-16)
7 p.m. ET | ESPN, ESPN360

Any guesses on who wins tonight.

Holy Cow, It's Hot

4:15 on Tuesday in the 8th district bunker.

Unofficial, Thermometer on the east side in the shade shows


96 degrees.

What Part Of Stupid ..................

What part of STUPID does the city of Green Bay not UNDERSTAND!

From Patrick McIlheran and Fox 11.
"Green bikes disappearing

Updated: Friday, 19 Jun 2009, 11:09 AM CDT
Published : Friday, 19 Jun 2009, 11:09 AM CD

GREEN BAY - For the second year in a row, a bicycle sharing program in downtown Green Bay is seeing some problems. The bikes, meant for public use, are disappearing.

The city began its green bike program two weeks ago. 25 bikes were put on the streets and almost all of them are gone. The same thing happened last year.

Officials say people still appreciate the program, but say some don't understand that you have to return the bikes.

The city is now looking at ways to cut down on the problem. "
Green bikes disappearing again
Daaaaaaaaa, why aren't they returning those nice green bikes?

As Forrest Gump said,
Stupid is as stupid does. " Forrest Gump (1994) - Memorable quotes

Diamond Jim's Ramming It Through

From JSOnline.

Jimma wants to get this over with before more people catch on. With democrats in control, what's holding this back? People of Wisconsin who voted for the democrats and Jim Doyle, bend over and take everything they didn't promise you!
"Doyle calls special legislative session to deal with budget issue

By Steven Walters of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Jun. 23, 2009 12:32 p.m.

Madison — Gov. Jim Doyle on Tuesday called the first of several potential special sessions of the Legislature, saying legislators must act quickly to extend the tax on hospitals passed earlier this year to generate $74 million in additional federal aid.

"My preference would be for the entire budget to be completed on time, but the Legislature is now facing critical financial deadlines and I'm calling on them to act," Doyle said in his statement calling the special session for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Doyle and Democrats who control the Legislature have agreed to extend the tax on hospitals approved in February to surgical centers - a move the governor said would generate an additional $74 million in federal Medicaid reimbursement aid and free up $26.6 million in state funds to help cover a record deficit.

Federal rules require that the new assessment formula be in place within a week, which is why Doyle said he called the special session of the Legislature for Wednesday.

But legislative leaders have other differences on the 2009-'11 budget that have so far blocked action on it, threatening to push final action past July 1, which is the start of the next spending cycle. Legislative leaders and Doyle aides continued to meet privately Tuesday to try to resolve those differences.

Monday, Doyle said the Legislature may also have to act separately to meet the July 1 deadline to impose 6% across-the-board cuts in spending by state agencies. Also, state government would get an additional $15 million in federal aid if it has a law in place on July 1 letting law officers stop vehicles if they suspect its occupants are not wearing belts." Doyle calls special legislative session to deal with budget issue - JSOnline

Freedom Time Line

From the past.

Tea Party

Axis of Evil


Obama Statement

Iran Elections


What' in the future?



U. S. build up in Iraq? Will it happen? Will it happen along Iran?

Higher oil and gasoline prices?

Freedom and Democracy in Iran?

Freedom does come with a cost! Is freedom worth the sacrifice?

Stand up Mr. President for FREEDOM!

Dairy Cows Malnutrition

From the Shawano Leader
"A farmer in a field along Porter Road near County Highway T east of Shawano makes round bales on Monday afternoon. Monday was warm and humid, with highs in the mid 80s. Leader photo by Kent Tempus "
Shawano Leader.
Since hay bails went round is why dairy cows do not get three square meals a day.

For the liberals out there, It's a joke. Get it, bails used to be rectangular / square, now some are round. Round meal, square meal.

Oh forget it!

Wisconsin Boater Alert

From the Green Bay Press.
Barney From the WDNR will be out in full force.

"DNR to crack down on drunken boaters this weekend

The Associated Press • June 23, 2009

MADISON — Conservation wardens and boat patrol officers plan to step up enforcement of drunken boating this weekend in Wisconsin.

The Department of Natural Resources says it will participate in a nationally-coordinated effort called “Operation Dry Water” Friday through Sunday.

DNR conservation wardens and municipal patrol officers will look for boat operators whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of 0.08 percent. Penalties could include fines, jail and boat impoundment.

The DNR’S Todd Schaller said alcohol not only impairs judgment and reaction time, it can also increase fatigue and susceptibility to the effects of cold water." DNR to crack down on drunken boaters this weekend | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Here's Johnny

God is with you Ed.

Thank you for all the memories. From Drudge and the New York News
"Ed McMahon Dead at Age 86

Updated 8:15 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 23, 2009

Two-time war veteran Ed McMahon's career has taken him from Johnny Carson's straight man on the quiz show, "Do You Trust Your Wife?" to the "Tonight Show," "Star Search" and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Getty Images

The 86-year-old TV personality died this morning at Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center.

Ed McMahon died at a hospital in Los Angeles this morning, his agent said today.

The 86-year-old TV personality died this morning at Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center." Ed McMahon Dead at Age 86 | NBC New York
Here is a classic from Johnny and Ed.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Deivers License for All

From Wispolitics.
"Advocates stress safety in effort to restore driver's license provision

Representatives from law enforcement, the dairy industry, labor groups and religious organizations urged lawmakers this morning to approve a provision in the state budget that would provide limited driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.

The state Senate last week stripped the provision out of the budget after the Assembly had signed off on it. A series of speakers this morning asked the Senate to reverse course, stressing it was not an immigration issue, but rather about providing safe roads in Wisconsin.

Dairy farmer John Rosenow of Cochran said many immigrants working in rural Wisconsin studied for driver's license exams and took the test to obtain licenses prior to the approval of the federal REAL ID bill. Since then, he said there has not been a drop in the number of immigrants driving on rural roads but rather a decrease in safety.

"The only issue here is safety," Rosenow said.

Speakers at this morning's news conference singled out state Sen. Tim Carpenter (above) as a key member of the Senate that they plan to lobby to restore the provision.

See more in the WisPolitics Budget Blog. "
What safety issue can there be? What  B S ! What seems to be the problem. If you are a legal citizen you can get a drivers license. If your not, then you can't.

Today it's a drivers license , then it's SS numbers , then it free dental, then free k- 12, then it's free collage. And just for votes to keep power.

Dam liberal ideas and who ends up paying for the problems they bring!
Law abiding taxpayers.

Now It Comes Out

From Fox 11.
""People just don't have the choices they do under the present system," said Tom Van Drasek "Some of the countries that do have public or universal healthcare, Canada for example, is re-evaluating that because it's just not working as advertised.""
Area debate on health care reform
So Canada's Health care isn't working? Your pulling my leg, come on , say it isn't so!

The dems health care plan will cost what?
The chair of the Brown County Republican Party says a government plan is too expensive, estimated at more than a trillion dollars, and fears it could force out private insurers.

A trillion dollars?????????????

"Petri Call Alert!

From Dad29 and
"Petri Alert!
There may be .06 people who read this blog and live in Petri's district. Well, take action!

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Energy and Commmerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman are reaching out to the following House Republicans for their support on Waxman-Markey, according to Carbon Control News:

Tom Petri, (R) WI.

(Rest of the list at the link here.)

One would think that Rep. Petri is aware of the remaining manufacturers in his district, not to mention the very significant agricultural sector up there.

I'm sure he doesn't want to represent a bunch of nothing........"
Dad29: Petri Alert!

To those in the Wisconsin 6th district. Here are numbers in case you want to contact Mr Petri and tell him not to reach across the aisle and have lost jobs and lost businesses in Wisconsin.

Go ahead you can do it!

Washington, DC Office 2462 Rayburn Building Washington, DC 20515 Tel: 202-225-2476 Fax: 202-225-2356 Fond du Lac Office 490 West Rolling Meadows Drive Suite B Fond du Lac, WI 54937 Tel: 920-922-1180 Fax: 920-922-4498 Toll-free in WI: 800-242-4883 Oshkosh Office 2390 State Road 44 Suite B Oshkosh, WI 54904 Tel: 920-231-6333

Russ Feingold, The Rest Of The Story

From Tim Ryan at the Shawano Leader. I like this answer from Russ.
" Feingold addresses health care at forums.
That was evident in at least one of the comments from attendees at the listening session, who said he didn’t like the idea of the government telling him what doctor to go to or what procedures he could have. Feingold said neither of those claims are accurate.
"Feingold addresses health care at forums By Tim Ryan, Leader Reporter

O sure Russ, who's going to make those decisions then? People in Wisconsin will believe everything Russ tells them. Maybe Russ can get a new job after his senate work to take over Paul Harvey's "Rest of the Story"
Then this.
Second to health care in the Menominee County listening session was the shortage of funding available for many county and tribal needs.

Feingold said he would look to see whether there is money available in the stimulus package that could address some of those needs.
Russ sure likes to spend that stimulus money!!!!!!!!

You mean there is still some left to spend?

Democratic Budget Lies, Wisconsin 5th District ?

From FoxPolitics.

Since Democrat Tom Nelson's district is just a couple blocks from here we thank Jo for her post. Link to map of his district.

How can people of Maple Grove, Seymour, Hobart and the rest of the 5th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT. put up with the budget lies that the democratic elected officials are telling them?

Let's not forget democrat Dave Hansen in the state 30th senate seat. He pushed through the budget in secret.
"Tom Nelson - unbelievable hubris

In the category of if-you-repeat-it-enough-almost-anyone-will-believe-it, Rep. Tom Nelson actually puts Democratic budget lies in print. Rep. Nelson’s stock reply letter to constituents who objected (were there any that supported?) his vote in favor of a very messy budget calls the budget “in simplest terms, a fair share budget.” " - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

Thank Jo , keep it up.

Here's Tom Nelson's number, please let him know how you feel.

Madison Office

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Voting Address

1510 Orchard Dr.
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(608) 266-2418 Or
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District Telephone

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Her is Dave Hansen number's.

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District Telephone

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(608) 267-6791


Oh Goody, This Is Nice To Know

From Drudge and Reuters.
"DUBAI (Reuters) - If it were in a position to do so, Al Qaeda would use Pakistan's nuclear weapons in its fight against the United States, a top leader of the group said in remarks aired Sunday." Al Qaeda says would use Pakistani nuclear weapons | Reuters

Thousands Of Jobs Coming To Appleton

From the Appleton Post Crescent.

Praise God, jobs finally coming to Appleton and Outagamie County from Stimulus Bill.

Well may only Eleven (11).
"Appleton stimulus aid will boost energy conservation projects First part of city's $3.5 million grant coming this week

By Steve Wideman • Post-Crescent staff writer • June 22, 2009

APPLETON — The city should see its first influx of federal economic stimulus money this coming week." Appleton stimulus aid will boost energy conservation projects | | Appleton Post-Crescent

City grants administrator Sarah Higgins said $689,800 from a grant fund is expected to be used in energy conservation projects.

"We are looking to upgrade energy systems at the city level that will ultimately lower property taxes," Higgins said.

The grant is part of $3.5 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds headed to Appleton in the coming months and at least $49.8 million in stimulus funds earmarked for Outagamie County, according to information released by the Wisconsin Recovery and Reinvestment office.

Higgins said the $689,8000 in energy funds will be used for projects to cut energy costs, including placing mechanical and electrical devices in city-owned buildings that will shut off lights and power down heating and air conditioning system when no one is using the building.

"We hope the city will lead (energy conservation efforts) by example," Higgins said.

A separate $161,702 Community Development Block Grant will be used to upgrade street lighting and to plant trees in the downtown area.

"The tree planting is in response to the emerald ash borer," Higgins said.

The emerald ash borer is a beetle that has killed an estimated 25 million trees in eight states, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

"We could lose quite a few trees in the downtown to the ash borer," Higgins said.

She said the improved street lighting "will protect people who walk to and from work late at night and result in energy efficiencies."

Just how many, if any, jobs in Appleton will be created with the stimulus money is unclear at this point, Higgins said.

Officially, the city will report the creation or retention of 11 jobs, but the city has no plans to hire anyone.

Higgins said the city is required under federal reporting guidelines to report one job created or retained for every $92,000 received in stimulus money.

Dean Gazza, the city's director of facilities and construction management, said the city intends to contract out for most of the energy conservation work.

"Theoretically, we are creating work, so we must be creating jobs," Gazza said.

In reality, he said, the city will ask for bids from companies to do the contracted work.

A part-time prosecutor will be hired by the Outagamie County district attorney's office to handle cases generated by a federally funded initiative to address rental property crime.

The city will get $134,857 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants program. The funds are the city's share of a joint application and award among Appleton, Grand Chute and Outagamie County. The town will receive $14,098 and the county $14,896.

Appleton Deputy Police Chief Peter Helein said the enforcement effort includes a focus on gang and illegal drug use abatement.

"We are going to be spending the money on technology and equipment related to supporting that endeavor," Helein said.

Valley Transit has applied for $1.48 million in stimulus money to be used for buildings and equipment, but not to hire new employees.

Valley Transit general manager Deborah Wetter previously said $720,000 will be used to buy electronic fare boxes for buses, a new ticket vending for the downtown transit center and $400,000 to replace the roof on the Wittman Avenue bus garage.

The remainder of the money will be used to replace Valley Transit bus stop signs and to purchase three hybrid, 12-passenger buses to use on routes that do not require full-sized buses.

Some of the transportation stimulus money will be used to replace Valley Transit passenger shelters that do not meet the Americans with Disabilities Act standards for accessibility, Wetter said.

Higgins said the city also will receive $1 million in stimulus money for two programs not included in the overall county total.

The city will receive a $560,700 grant for homeless prevention efforts. The funds will be divided among the Salvation Army, Emergency Shelters of the Fox Valley and Legal Action of Wisconsin.

"This grant is to help those most directly affected by the recession," Higgins said.

The money will be allocated to directly help clients of any housing-related agencies in Outagamie and Calumet counties facing a housing crisis, said Emergency Shelter executive director Deb Cronmiller.

"I believe the idea of the federal government is to open a new pool of money to help those folks immediately affected by the recession," Cronmiller said.

She said the stimulus money will help people maintain housing if they are at risk of losing their homes or to rapidly relocate people who recently lost their homes.

Cronmiller said the shelter will hire a temporary, half-time data entry person to handle cases generated by the stimulus funding.

"Once the stimulus money is gone and once we are done expending those funds, so will the half-time person be gone," she said.

Cronmiller said funding should be available Aug. 1. Anyone at risk of losing their home or those already homeless can call Emergency Shelters of the Fox Valley, LEAVEN or the Salvation Army, Cronmiller said.

Higgins said a final $497,000 grant funded with stimulus money will be used in a citywide program to reduce lead contamination threats.

"The money will help to eliminate lead hazards in homes where children under the age of 6 reside," Higgins said.

Thank God a majority of people voted for Democrats and Rino's. Thousands of JOBS from the stimulas bill? Thank You, Kagen, Obey, Kohl, Feingold and President Obama

I guess maybe only 11 1/2 new jobs for now!

WDNR, Water Front Takeover

From the GREAT Lakeland-Times

Another wake up call to the people of Wisconsin who own water front property.
"6/19/2009 9:18:00 AM
With NR115, DNR can score a Super Trifecta
Richard Moore
Investigative Reporter

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is poised to score a huge victory this summer when its long-cooking (and cooked up) revision of the state's shoreland zoning code is ratified." With NR115, DNR can score a Super Trifecta

Lake front owners, pay attention.
So, the rubber finally meets the road. The department was still going to remove those noncompliant structures; they just wanted to give homeowners some time to prepare.

And one last thought for you.
Right now, suffice it to say, unless people quickly get moving, both by stopping this rule and then pressuring the Legislature to act, nonconformity as a tool the DNR will use to steal your land will grow and grow. The implications are enormous.

Using slick propaganda and carefully parsed language, the DNR and its allies are betting the people won't figure it all out until it's too late.

People need to read the whole article and need to react!