Saturday, July 04, 2009

July 4, 2009

Never forget our past.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
The Declaration of Independence

The Signers of Declaration of Independence.
"Delaware • George Read • Caesar Rodney
• Thomas McKean

Pennsylvania • George Clymer • Benjamin Franklin
• Robert Morris • John Morton
• Benjamin Rush • George Ross
• James Smith • James Wilson
• George Taylor

Massachusetts • John Adams • Samuel Adams
• John Hancock • Robert Treat Paine
• Elbridge Gerry

New Hampshire • Josiah Bartlett • William Whipple
• Matthew Thornton

Rhode Island • Stephen Hopkins • William Ellery

New York • Lewis Morris • Philip Livingston
• Francis Lewis • William Floyd

Georgia • Button Gwinnett • Lyman Hall
• George Walton

Virginia • Richard Henry Lee • Francis Lightfoot Lee
• Carter Braxton • Benjamin Harrison
• Thomas Jefferson • George Wythe
• Thomas Nelson, Jr.

North Carolina • William Hooper • John Penn
• Joseph Hewes

South Carolina • Edward Rutledge • Arthur Middleton
• Thomas Lynch, Jr. • Thomas Heyward, Jr.

New Jersey • Abraham Clark • John Hart
• Francis Hopkinson • Richard Stockton
• John Witherspoon

Connecticut • Samuel Huntington • Roger Sherman
• William Williams • Oliver Wolcott

Maryland • Charles Carroll • Samuel Chase
• Thomas Stone • William Paca" Index of Signers by State

Let us stand up for our future.

"Taxpayer Tea Party - Manitowoc
Date July 4th, 2009
Location Washington Park
Taxpayer Tea Party - Germantown
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Washington Square Shopping Center
N112 W 15800 Mequon Rd
Taxpayer Tea party - Eau Claire
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location 3620 Spooner Ave
Taxpayer Tea Party - La Crosse
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 12:00 PM
Location Copeland Park
Taxpayer Tea Party - Superior
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 12:30 PM
Location 1401 Tower ave
Taxpayer Tea Party - Fort Atkinson - with Rock River Patriots
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor Rock River Patriots
Location Ralph Park - Fort Atkinson
Contact: Dan Horvatin
Taxpayer Tea Party - Antigo
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 1:00 PM
Location County Courthouse on Clairmont
Taxpayer Tea Party - Mayville
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 1:00 PM
Location Foster Park
215 Main St.
Wausau "Let Freedom Ring" Taxpayer Tea Party
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsor Wausau Tea Party Patriots
Location Wausau City Square
Wausau, Wisconsin

For more info:
Taxpayer Tea Party with Northwoods Patriots
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sponsor Northwoods Patriots

Eagle River Snowmobile Derby Track
Eagle River, Wisconsin

Contact: Kim Simac 715-479-8784, or Donna Goeddaeus 715-479-1800 or information will soon be available at
Taxpayer Tea Party - Janesville
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Post Office on Milton Ave
Taxpayer Tea Party - Viroqua, Vernon County
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location South Main Street across from the Farmers Market at J & T's
Free hot dogs and tea
Taxpayer Tea Party - Burnett County
Date July 18th, 2009
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sponsor Americans for Prosperity - Wisconsin Chapter
Location Crooked Lake Park
Highways 35/70
Siren, Wisconsin
Notes Contact: Tom Farrell 480-688-1376
Taxpayer Tea Party - New Richmond
Date July 18th, 2009
Time 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sponsor Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Chapter
Location Heritage Center
Highway 65 South
New Richmond, Wisconsin

Contact is Laura Henrichsen 715-294-4534
Fox Valley Taxpayer Tea Party with Joe the Plumber - Wisconsin Prosperity Tour
Date July 19th, 2009
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor Sponsored by The Fox Valley Initiative & co-sponsored by Americans for Prosperity
Location Greenville Lions Park
Hwy 96 & Hwy 76
Greenville, Wisconsin
Notes Speakers include Joe the Plumber, Pastor David King, Melika Willoughby and many others.

Contact: Jim Steineke, Fox Valley Initiative for further information
Taxpayer Tea party - Fond Du Lac
Date August 2nd, 2009
Time 3:00 PM
Location Veterans Park
Notes Contact Jim Kiser
3rd Annual Tailgate for Taxpayers
Date August 29th, 2009
Time 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sponsor Americans for Prosperity
Location Miller Park, Milwaukee" Events

Friday, July 03, 2009

Wisconsin Tea Parties July 4th

From AFP

It's Time again to show you care

Stand up and be counted.

"Taxpayer Tea Party - Manitowoc
Date July 4th, 2009
Location Washington Park

Taxpayer Tea Party - Germantown
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Washington Square Shopping Center
N112 W 15800 Mequon Rd

Taxpayer Tea party - Eau Claire
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location 3620 Spooner Ave

Taxpayer Tea Party - La Crosse
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 12:00 PM
Location Copeland Park

Taxpayer Tea Party - Superior
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 12:30 PM
Location 1401 Tower ave

Taxpayer Tea Party - Fort Atkinson - with Rock River Patriots
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor Rock River Patriots
Location Ralph Park - Fort Atkinson


Contact: Dan Horvatin
Taxpayer Tea Party - Antigo
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 1:00 PM
Location County Courthouse on Clairmont

Taxpayer Tea Party - Mayville
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 1:00 PM
Location Foster Park
215 Main St.

Wausau "Let Freedom Ring" Taxpayer Tea Party
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsor Wausau Tea Party Patriots
Location Wausau City Square
Wausau, Wisconsin

For more info:
Taxpayer Tea Party with Northwoods Patriots
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sponsor Northwoods Patriots

Eagle River Snowmobile Derby Track
Eagle River, Wisconsin

Contact: Kim Simac 715-479-8784, or Donna Goeddaeus 715-479-1800 or information will soon be available at

Taxpayer Tea Party - Janesville
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Post Office on Milton Ave

Taxpayer Tea Party - Viroqua, Vernon County
Date July 4th, 2009
Time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location South Main Street across from the Farmers Market at J & T's
Free hot dogs and tea" Events

Wisconsin Jobs, It's Defense Spending Stupid

From Try 2 Focus who gives us good news for some workers and businesses in Wisconsin.

What does Oshkosh Truck and Pierce have in common?
"Some good news for the Fox Valley.

Another military contract is going to a Northeastern Wisconsin company.

Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton says the U.S. Navy placed a $10 million order for 29 specialized fire trucks and two hazardous-material vehicles.

Pierce makes a range of fire trucks that have also been used in large cities, particularly helping to rebuild the New York Fire Department’s fleet after 9/11, and specialized trucks for fighting wildfires and airport fires.

The news comes just two days after Oshkosh Corporation was awarded a one-billion dollar defense contract of its own.

(Source: Pierce Manufacturing wins military contract – WBAY)

Hopefully it translates into more jobs in the region." Pierce Manufacturing wins military contract « Try 2 Focus

Answer, both contracts are out of the defense budget, not the stimulus bill. With all the money we are spending from the stimulus , where are the jobs?

Where is the MSM on this. Will Steve Kagen take credit for these two contracts and say the stimulus bill is creating jobs?

MSM, the stimulus is not working!

Happy Dependence Day

From Rush  and You Tube.

Our new United States of America Anthem.

Steve Kagen Election File File # 2

From The Green Bay Press.
We have more evidence of Mr Kagen's insanity for next years election. Here he teams up with a bunch of wacko's pushing bio fuel. Mr Dickman must be getting a lot of government assistants with his pet business. And other fruit cakes are falling out of the tree following him. I will just highlight in red some of the more just plain crazy statements from Kagen.
"Energy bill heads to Senate with Kagen's support
Consumption is tops for many businesses

By Nathan Phelps • • July 3, 2009

ASHWAUBENON — The carbon footprint of transportation and other companies is becoming a growing concern to consumers.

Finding ways to get products to customers with the least amount of energy consumption, environmental impact and economic impact is one of the roles Ashwaubenon-based Breakthrough Fuel fulfills.

The head of the company, Craig Dickman, says the pending "American Clean Energy and Security Act" is bound to put an increased focus on energy consumption and the environment, as well as helping their business.
The guy is looking for more of your tax dollars! Speaking of Mr Dickman, didn't Clint Eastwood say Larry Dickman was his brother in one of his dirty Harry movies? Remember, he goes up to this whore house, old ladies are writing love letters and kissing the letters with a lot of lipstick! Back to the article.
"When I started this business in 2004, probably one out of 10 companies wanted to talk about emissions and carbon footprints. Now it's probably five out of 10 and it's going to be nine out of 10 very, very quickly," he said.
Yea, 5 out of 10 loony's
Dickman said for some clients, their adaptation of measures to curb their environmental impact has become a marketing tool to customers.

"We have clients that are building into their corporate go-to-market strategies," he said. "One of our clients is focused on how we can work with them over five to seven years to change how they get product to the market. They want to go to the marketplace and say all of their goods are being moved using environmentally friendly, renewable, fuels.

"They see that as an important consumer value that folks are going to look for when making choices about products," he said.
Oh brother!
Dickman participated in a news conference Thursday with Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, in which Kagen touted the energy bill as a way to create new jobs in the region and nation and move the county away from dependence on foreign energy sources.
Create new jobs, how many new jobs did the stimulus bill give us? Unemployment nation wide is 9.5 %. Steve, what jobs?
"This energy bill will slowly begin to transform our economy," said Kagen, who said he had concerns about an earlier draft of the bill that didn't take into account the paper and agriculture sectors. "It will begin to change the way we generate energy and the way we consume energy … and we're going to change the way we do business."
"Slowly", yea maybe 30 years. "Had concerns over the earlier draft", he didn't read any draft of any bill and he talks like he knows whats in the bill! He is insane! Also, " didn't take into account the paper and agriculture sectors". What? He's going to close more paper mills and the farmers are going to charged for cow farts! That will sure change the face of the Wisconsin economy?
The bill passed the House of Representatives last week by a 219-212 vote and is now headed to the Senate.

Prior to last week's vote, Rep. John Boehner, the House Republican leader, called it a "bureaucratic nightmare" that would cost jobs, depress real estate prices and put the government into parts of the economy where it now has no role.
It will be a nightmare and Steve Kagen's hands are all over this!
The legislation would require the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by about 80 percent by mid-century. That was slightly more aggressive than Obama originally wanted, 14 percent by 2020 and the same 80 percent by mid-century.
So me, you ,all humans emit carbon dioxide when we breathe. Does Steve Kagen want to eliminate humans on earth? Don't put it past him!
Under the bill, the government would limit heat-trapping pollution from factories, refineries and power plants and issue allowances for polluters. Most of the allowances would be given away, but about 15 percent would be auctioned by bid and the proceeds used to defray higher energy costs for lower-income individuals and families.
There goes a lot of businesses in Wisconsin on top of high electric prices.
Kagen contends passage of the bill — which he said puts all forms of energy on the table, from nuclear to biomass — would not put an undue financial burden on average Americans.
What does he consider "undue"?
"The estimates that were available were anywhere from $40 to $140 per year is the additional electricity cost a homeowner may pay," he said. "It's little to no cost and we're becoming energy independent."
Steve Kagen, is not telling the truth here, it will be $40 to $140 more per month not per year! That's $1680 a year alone on electic costs! What about gasoline prices? What about food prices? Mr. Kagen should be silent on his vote on cap and tax, cap and trade, what ever you want to call it! INSERT FOOT INTO MOUTH! Nice.
— The Associated Press" Energy bill heads to Senate with Kagen's support | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Save this one for 2010.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Layoffs ? Did I hear Them Right

Did they say playoffs or layoffs? From You Tube and Jim Mora.

From The Green Bay Press.
"Gannett to lay off 1,400 employees

Press-Gazette • July 2, 2009

MCLEAN, Va. — Gannett Co., Inc., owner of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, will lay off about 1,400 employees next week as the largest U.S. newspaper publisher continues to try to deal with a struggling economy and its impact on the company's advertisers." Gannett to lay off 1,400 employees | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Oh, it's LAYOFFS!

Maybe if the MSM would be a little more balanced ( no, not even Fox 11 is fair and balanced) they might get more revenue to keep people working.

Left leaning liberal press, what do you expect. You think they would wake up some day and participate in the free open market of capitalism and free speech instead of propping up and protecting the left!

Karl Malden RIP

From Yahoo News.

Karl was always the heavy. Remember "The Streets of San Francisco".
"Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden dies at 97 AP
By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press Writer Beth Harris, Associated Press Writer – Wed Jul 1, 6:21 pm ET

LOS ANGELES – Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage and screen made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 97. Malden died of natural causes surrounded by his family at his Brentwood home, they told the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He served as the academy's president from 1989-92."
Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden dies at 97 - Yahoo! News

Getting A Little Testy, Aren't We

From Breitbart tv and You Tube
"White House Reporters Grill Gibbs Over ‘Prepackaged’ Questions for Obama"

You could just read Gibbs mind. You SOB's, wait till after this is over. I'll teach you two to question our authority! Chip and Helen must of got a good talking to by the Obama thugs yesterday. Watch how they act today!

Tells Me Slumping Enrollment

From the Green Bay Press.
"UWGB extends application deadlines for local counties

BY KELLY MCBRIDE • • July 1, 2009

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is taking the unusual step of keeping applications open through August — but only for students in 11 local counties.

The university stopped taking most freshman applications in May, and the application period for most transfer students ends today.

But officials decided to give local students more time, in part because of the slumping economy.

“We’ve had a few exchanges with students who have had to change their plans because of the economy,” said Pam Harvey-Jacobs, director of admissions at UWGB. “And those are typically local students, who decide they want or need to stay closer to home. So I think it’s good to be able to accommodate those students.”

The change means that new freshmen or transfer students who live in Brown, Kewaunee, Door, Oconto, Marinette, Shawano, Menominee, Calumet, Outagamie, Winnebago and Manitowoc counties still can apply for admission through mid-August, Harvey-Jacobs said." UWGB extends application deadlines for local counties | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Where Was The Steve Kagen Tango?

From Chris at Ol'Broad, The …..WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT.
"Rep. Kaptur gets $3.5 billion sweetener in climate bill

When House Democratic leaders were rounding up votes Friday for the massive climate-change bill, they paid special attention to their colleagues from Ohio who remained stubbornly undecided.

They finally secured the vote of one Ohioan, veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo, the old-fashioned way. They gave her what she wanted – a new federal power authority, similar to Washington state’s Bonneville Power Administration, stocked with up to $3.5 billion in taxpayer money available for lending to renewable energy and economic development projects in Ohio and other Midwestern states.

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat, included the Kaptur project in a 310-page amendment to the legislation unveiled at 3 a.m. Friday, just hours before the bill was to be debated on the House floor. The amendment was packed with other vote-getting provisions, both large and small, that had been sought by dozens of wavering Democrats.

The wheeling and dealing proved successful. Mr. Waxman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, backed by the personal lobbying of President Obama, won over enough lawmakers to pass the bill narrowly Friday evening, 219-212.

Obviously, politicians are not cheap….BUT THEY CAN BE BOUGHT!"
As Chris Says…… , An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings
Politicians for sell is nothing new, but you’d think they would stop…just for a minute or two, and consider the ramifications. Nope! That would be asking WAY too much of our supposed elected representatives. Perhaps it’s time to lock the SOBs out of OUR House!

Geez, you think Steve Kagen could of held out for a couple 100 mil for the 8th district of Wisconsin? He get's paid from the special interest groups, why not from Waxman last Friday. Did he forget New Page Niagara, New Page Kimberly or Carver Boat Pulaski,

How many jobs has Kagen's stimulus vote generated so far? So Kagen voted for Cap and Trade and got nothing out of it! I guess I'm glad he didn't sell himself on this one, but don't worry, it's only the 1st of July.

Kagen still has plenty of time.

Wisconsin Covenant, Michigan Style

Remember in 2006 Diamond Jim Doyle promised the Wisconsin Covenant.
"A Path to Higher Education for Wisconsin Students"
Wisconsin Covenant
From the Escanaba Daily Press about drastic cuts in college scholarships, need-based grants and work-study programs in Michigan. Today, Michigan's children are going to be hurt and tomorrow the children of Wisconsin will never see such a program happen. Why do states have to pay for higher education anyway? Where's the parents or can't students work for it. My God, what a radical idea, WORK for education!
"Scholarships in jeopardy? Bay College officials say loss would not be pretty

By Audrey LaFave -
POSTED: July 1, 2009

ESCANABA - The state of Michigan is considering drastic cuts in funding for college scholarships, need-based grants and work-study programs, and officials at Bay College say the impact would not be pretty.

The state Senate passed a bill last Tuesday that would eliminate funding for a state-sponsored college scholarship program. The higher education bill passed recently in a 19-17 Senate 0vote would eliminate money for the Michigan Promise scholarship as well as slash the budget for need-based grant programs for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. But it keeps a placeholder for the Promise program in place in case lawmakers figure out a way to at least partially fund the scholarships.

Dr. Laura Coleman, president of Bay College, said the magnitude of financial aid cuts that need to be made at the state level will impact students locally, who in total receive more than $1 million of state-aid-based funding per year.

"It will impact the college overall, but mostly the students," said Coleman. "The merit scholarships account for about 30 percent of that (million dollar) number, and so this is going to have a dramatic impact on our students."

Coleman said while the proposals in the legislature change on a daily if not hourly basis, a few of the scholarships at this point have been kept intact at a reduced rate, but the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), which is slated for reduction or complete elimination from the budget, accounts for 35 percent overall at Bay College.

Coleman also said state work-study cuts will affect the college heavily and likely result in a catch-22 of financial woes.

"We rely on our work-study students to a high degree," she said. "We are going to have to restrict the amount of work-study (funds and positions) we award, and that will impact the college in that our regular staff will have to pick up the work, or we will have to hire people, which we cannot afford to do."

The college student work-study programs will likely be a victim of state budget cuts, while the federal programs remains intact. Coleman said work-study students are among those most likely to contribute to college retention rates.

"What we find across the country, is that work-study students are the most likely to complete a semester, complete a year and complete a degree," Coleman said. "These programs reduce the drop-out rate."

More than 96,000 students who have graduated throughout the state since 2007 are expecting Michigan Promise scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 this fall. Students earn the grants by passing a standardized test (MEAP) or successfully completing two years of college.

Coleman said while these cuts are unfortunate for both students and higher education institutions, they are becoming necessary as the state's financial situation worsens.

"It is very sad, but that being said, the state is in a very, very bad place. The taxable income coming into the state has been drastically reduced, and the net result is services are going to be cut," she said.

Coleman said not only has higher education been hit, but K-12 schools as well.

"The state either has to cut programs or raise taxes," she said. "It's really a no-win situation."

If the House, the full Senate and the governor sign off on the plan, its impact would be immediate, forcing colleges to redo financial aid packages and families to scrape up the cash, apply for loans or put off attending college. The higher education bill now returns to the Democrat-led House.

The cuts are necessary because the state is facing a $1.7 billion deficit for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Cuts in higher education will land disproportionately on financial aid because of stimulus money rules. Accepting federal stimulus dollars precludes the state from reducing university funding, so that leaves financial aid the only area left to cut.

In addition to the elimination of the popular $140 million Michigan Promise Scholarship program, the Senate higher education subcommittee bill would reduce need-based grant programs from about $139 million last year to about $85 million this year.

Other need-based grant programs would also be dramatically cut. The Tuition Grant program would be trimmed from $56.7 million to $31.7 million. Funding for the Competitive Scholarship would by slashed from $35.5 million to $16.3 million under the proposal." Scholarships in jeopardy? - | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

Kagen Race Getting Crowded, Now Four In The 8th

From Fox 11
"Ribble to run for 8th
District seat

Updated: Wednesday, 01 Jul 2009, 4:33 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 01 Jul 2009, 3:42 PM CDT

KAUKAUNA - A Fox Valley businessman said he plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen in the 2010 election.

Reid Ribble, president of Kaukauna-based The Ribble Group, told FOX 11 he hopes to file paperwork Thursday, officially declaring his intent to run as a Republican. The Ribble Group owns Security Roofing and Luebke Roofing.

Two other Republicans – Door Co. Supv. Marc Savard and Brown Co. Supv. Andy Williams – have already announced their intent to run for the Eighth Congressional District seat. A published report in says John Gard, who ran against Kagen in 2006 and 2008, will not run in 2010.

Kagen, a Democrat, was first elected to the seat in 2006 and re-elected in 2008.

When reached for comment, Kagen spokesman Jake Rubin declined to address the opposition, instead saying, "Congressman Steve Kagen is working hard to bring about all the changes families in Northeast Wisconsin need, like guaranteeing access to affordable health care for all of us and helping small businesses create the jobs we need to work our way back into prosperity."

A primary election for the seat would be held in September 2010, with the general election the following November."
Ribble to run for 8th District seat

I Didn't know.

From the Shawano Leader.

When living on Berry Lake I knew the area was full of a lot of interesting history. I would go through Neopit at least once a week for work. Who knew.
"Movie tells story of Frechette's time with Dillinger
By Cory Dellenbach, Leader reporter

After today, people will learn more about John Dillinger’s love interest Neopit native Evelyn Frechette — better known as Billie Frechette.

Played by Oscar winning French actress Marion Cotillard, Frechette is Dillinger’s love interest in the movie “Public Enemies” that opens today country-wide.

“Unfortunately there’s not a full biography of Evelyn,” said Michael Chapman of Keshena, who served as technical consultant for the film. “There’s just glimpses of her here and there during this era. Nothing really flushes out the full scope of her life here or in Chicago living with her sister.”

Frechette was born in 1907 to a French father and a Native American mother. She lived on the Menominee Reservation, in Neopit, until the age of 13 where she also attended St. Anthony Catholic School (now Menominee Tribal School).

When she was 18, Frechette moved to Chicago, where she worked as a nursemaid and waitress. Frechette married Welton Sparks, who was sentenced to prison in 1933 for committing a mail robbery.

It was in November 1933 when she met John Dillinger at a dance hall.

It was believed, Chapman says, that Frechette was attracted to Dillinger because she had a big distrust of authority and federal officials and that helped bond them.

“There was something in those eyes that I will never forget,” Frechette told “True Confessions” magazine in an interview. “They were piercing and electric, yet there was an amused carefree twinkle in them too. They met my eyes and held me hypnotized for an instant.”

Frechette, who was then 26, described the 30-year-old Dillinger as a gentleman.

“John was good to me. He looked after me and bought me all kinds of jewelry and cars and pets, and we went places and saw things, and he gave me everything a girl wants. He treated me like a lady,” Frechette told the magazine.

Frechette, however, gave Dillinger minimal assistance on his adventures. She made purchases for him, such as clothing and cars, but for the most part, she performed the role of a housewife.

“There are lots of stories (of Dillinger) coming to the reservation. My grandmother would actually fry fish for them when they were in town,” Chapman said. “I heard another story where he had come and he had a brand new car and he was parked in Neopit and he had come out and kids were all over his car. He gave all the kids a silver dollar and they all ran home and got off his car.”

Besides being Dillinger’s lover and companion, Frechette did his cooking and cleaning. Only once did she drive a getaway car, when the St. Paul police had discovered their apartment — and that was only because Dillinger had been wounded in the leg, according to the magazine.

The two were reunited in Chicago after Dillinger’s escape from a prison in Crown Point, Ind. — an escape which she may have helped with smuggling money and maps to him during a visit.

Frechette was arrested by Department of Investigation special agents on April 9, 1934. Dillinger drove around the block several times before Pat Cherrington, the girlfriend of Dillinger gang member John Hamilton, convinced him that he would be killed if he tried to rescue Frechette.

During her trial in St. Paul, Frechette testified that during her D.O.I. interrogation, she had been slapped and deprived of food and sleep for two days. Dillinger became so angry, he vowed to kill Harold H. Reinecke, the agent in charge of Frechette’s interrogation. He later gave up his intention.

Frechette served two years in federal prison for harboring a criminal. After Dillinger’s death, she sold her story to True Confessions, True Romance and the Chicago Herald and Examiner.

Upon her release in 1936, Frechette toured in a theatrical show called “Crime Doesn’t Pay” with members of Dillinger’s family. She talked about her life with Dillinger, and answered the audience’s questions about him.

Frechette eventually had two subsequent marriages. She died of cancer on Jan. 13, 1969 in Shawano and is buried in the St. Anthony Church cemetery in Neopit."

Even Pizza Takes A Hit

From the Green Bay Press

We never tried them but heard they were good.
"Cranky Pat's ends frozen pizza line

July 1, 2009

GREEN BAY — Cranky Pat's has stopped selling frozen pizzas at grocery and convenience stores." Cranky Pat's ends frozen pizza line | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Anyone ever try a Cranky Pat?

Comments, recommendations?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Grab Your Ankles Wisconsin Lake and River Property Owners

From the Paper of Record for the people of Wisconsin. Richard Moore and the Lakeland-Times.

Your freedom being eroding right before your very eyes. Hey, it's only a 1000 ft from a lake and 300 ft from a river. No big deal.
"6/30/2009 9:01:00 AM
NRB approves far-reaching new shoreland regulations
Regulations apply to nonriparian lots 1,000 feet from lakes
Richard Moore
Investigative Reporter

The state's Natural Resources Board approved Wednesday sweeping new shoreland zoning regulations for the state's unincorporated areas, including tough standards for mitigation and impervious surface limits for all lots within 1,000 feet of a lake's ordinary high water mark.

The proposed rewrite of NR115 now advances to the Legislature. If that body neither objects nor recommends revisions within 30 days, the rule will take effect.

If enacted, counties would have two years to amend local shoreland ordinances to comply with the more rigorous standards. In Wisconsin, administrative rules have the force and effect of law.

Under the rule, the DNR would allow the continuation of the "lawful use and routine maintenance of nonconforming structures" and would permit property owners to expand nonconforming structures under certain conditions and if the expansion was away from the water.

Those expanding and relocating nonconforming structures within 35 feet and 75 feet of the OHWM would have to agree to mitigation. In addition, the state would allow impervious surfaces to cover without restriction up to 15 percent of total lot size on parcels within 1,000 feet of a lake OHWM and within 300 feet of a river OHWM.

If a project brings the sum total to between 15 percent and 30 percent, property owners would be required to mitigate, which includes such things as reducing the amount of mowing next to the water, installing rain gardens to absorb runoff, and re-planting native vegetation near the shoreline.

The total impervious surface on a shoreland lot would be limited to no more than 30 percent. Existing owners whose lots have more than 30 percent impervious coverage could keep what they have, but they could not add any more.

An impervious surface is defined as any area that "releases as runoff all or a majority of the precipitation that falls on it," including but not limited to rooftops, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and streets.

"I want to stress that people can keep what they have," Russ Rasmussen, the director of the DNR's Bureau of Watershed Management, said in his presentation to the NRB. "You don't have to tear up your patio. You can keep your patio. You can replace your patio. But science tells us that impacts begin when impervious surfaces exceed 10 to 12 percent in the shoreland zone. So we opted for 15 percent, pretty close to where the impacts begin."

The DNR has pushed for revised shoreland regulations for the better part of the last decade, but until this year was frustrated by a lack of consensus among affected constituencies and by large crowds expressing opposition at public meetings.

During the last round of public hearings in 2007, large crowds again showed up to contest the need for a revamped rule. It was during those hearings the DNR unveiled impervious surface standards that, at that time, would have applied to lots within 300 feet of all OHWMs.

Whether a by-product of the agency's recent low-key approach to the rule change or a sign of changing times, public opposition has withered noticeably this time around. At Wednesday's board meeting, only 13 citizens signed up to speak for or against the proposed rule.

What's more, a string of expected adversaries of the proposed rule failed to appear, including Pam LaBine of Armstrong Creek, Gary Baier, the town chairman of Nokomis, Steve Margitan, representing the town of Little Rice, and Tom Tiffany, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the 12th District state Senate seat last year.

The testimony

A few citizens did speak their minds.

George Meyer, the executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, spoke in favor of the rule.

"The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation is concerned with protecting and enhancing fish and wildlife habitats," Meyer told the NRB. "Because of their close correlation to near shore habitats, I am testifying in support of the rule. If proper care is not taken of near-shore land, it has a severe impact on water quality."

Meyer said studies indicate that the loss of natural cover in watersheds contributes significantly to degradation of both water quality and fish and wildlife habitats.

"Shoreland property owners should be able to continue to use their properties and in fact the new rules do allow this," he said. "But the rules also require them to be good stewards."

Meyer said the DNR had "clearly listened" to all points of view and had struck the proper balance between the protection of private property rights and the protection of lakes and streams.

Jay Verhulst, representing Taxpayers for Fair Zoning, said the agency had not listened to all points of view at all, and he condemned the department's rule-writing process.

"Taxpayers for Fair Zoning was originally appointed to the (shoreland zoning rule) advisory committee, and I was its representative to that committee," Verhulst said. "The committee sat for about six years. For years the meetings went along and the DNR brought back drafts that had little to do with anything anybody was saying, save for DNR staff who sat on the committee."

Lacking a consensus, Verhulst said, the agency then split the committee into two separate components.

"And that was apparently not satisfying, so they stopped calling meetings but promised us a final draft for comment," he said. "Then eight months ago the DNR went underground and I don't know who they worked with."

Verhulst said a legal cloud hung over the proposed rule because the agency had rebuffed local governmental requests to coordinate the process with the DNR, which Verhulst suggested the department was bound by federal law to do.

"A number of towns requested coordination on the issue," Verhulst said. "The DNR has refused to coordinate but because of the flow of federal dollars a legal question exists."

Verhulst asked the board to table the proposal until the question of coordination could be resolved and until the rule's total environmental and economic ramifications could be assessed, which he said had not happened.

Sandra Verhulst of Arbor Vitae homed in on potential threats to the human environment, saying NR115 requirements for thick vegetative buffers and natural shorelines could cultivate the habitats of mosquitoes and ticks and stoke the dangers to humans of diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.

Citing 108 Lyme disease cases in Oneida County alone last year, she said no studies had evaluated the rule's potential impacts on human health and that NR115 would prevent property owners from following federal and state health guidelines.

DNR forestry guidelines, for example, advise homeowners to keep grass-mowed areas clear of leaf litter, low-lying vegetation and grassy habitat for a radius of 100 feet from a home, according to a handout on NR115 by the Wisconsin chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a grassroots organization dedicated to limited government and free markets.

Karl Kastrosky, representing the Wisconsin County Code Administrators - an organization of zoning directors whose departments would administer and enforce the regulations - submitted a six-point list of disputations from his group, chief among them the application of impervious surface standards to nonriparian lots and the 15 percent cap on impervious surfaces.

"Requiring impervious surface standards and mitigation on nonriparian lots back to 1,000 feet will be difficult to enforce and will offer very little protection," Kastrosky said. "Don't apply impervious surface standards and mitigation to lots 990 feet from the water unless they are riparian."

He also called on the board to adopt an impervious surface standard of 20 percent rather than 15 percent.

"We're concerned about lots that can't meet impervious surface standards now," Kastrosky asserted, saying the new conventions would invite more variance requests, a point the DNR disputes. The DNR argues that the new standards would actually reduce variance requests.

Kastrosky said language concerning nonconforming uses and structures was contradictory as well.

On the one hand, he said, the rule intends to allow homeowners to "wreck and rebuild" nonconforming homes within the 75-foot setback; on the other hand, if those lots don't meet the impervious surface standards, they can't do so because those standards would allow only maintenance on existing structures on properties exceeding the limits, not reconstruction or relocation.

The code administrators' representative also objected to having to send to the DNR copies of administrative review building permits issued for construction within the 75-foot setback zone, something that is not now required.

Other code-administrator concerns were slight in comparison, such as the meaning of 'structural alterations' in the context of determining the need for mitigation. Would new construction only trigger mitigation, Kastrosky wondered, or would something as simple as replacing a window spark the regulation?

DNR responds

Todd Ambs, the DNR's water division administrator, delivered a rebuttal to Kastrosky's main points.

He defended the 1,000-foot boundary for impervious surface standards and mitigation, observing that the state had defined that distance as the formal water quality management area for decades.

"It is true that when we went to public hearings (in 2007), the proposed impervious surface standard was 300 feet (from a lake)," Ambs said. "You have to put that in context when you try to update a 40-year-old rule. When we proposed 300 feet, there were several things that were quite different (than what we are proposing now)."

For one thing, he said, that version would have imposed a 10-percent impervious surface limit before mitigation was necessary and a total cap of 20 percent, rather than the 30 percent ceiling the agency wants now. Then, too, proposed height restrictions would have stretched to that 300-foot marker, while the DNR now advocates those margins only within the 75-foot setback zone.

Finally, at that time, the agency would have compelled minimum lot sizes of 20,000 square feet for all new lots, while this version would retain a 10,000-square-foot minimum for sewered lots.

"All of these things we changed to provide more flexibility, and in exchange it seemed to us that we should go back to 1,000 feet," Ambs said.

So why demand mitigation on a lot with 16 percent impervious surface coverage that sits 900 feet from the OHWM and is not located on the water, Ambs asked rhetorically.

"Because in that zone, you want to reduce the amount of runoff," he said. "And I don't see this as a significant challenge. You can go up, for instance, and add a story. That doesn't add to your impervious surface at all. Or, if you do expand, our concern is how you keep the water on your property. It could be by putting in rain barrels. That's the kind of thing we're envisioning."

As far as delimiting impervious surfaces to 15 percent without mandating mitigation, Ambs said it was a matter of balance.

"Where do you draw the line?" he asked. "With 15 percent, we thought that was as far as we could go. That's a pretty big chunk of property. An unsewered lot is 20,000 square feet; you've got 3,000 square feet before you have to do anything and you can add a story and not have to do anything."

On the issue of a contradiction between the rule's stated intent of allowing reconstruction or relocation of a nonconforming structure and other language that would seemingly prohibit such reconstruction or relocation without a variance if the impervious surface standard was exceeded, Rasmussen said Kastrosky was right but that was the agency's intent.

"Our concern was when you exceeded 30 percent (impervious surfaces) and you wanted to move the structure," Rasmussen said. "While we had a goal of reducing the total number of variances, this is one area where we would want a variance so we could take a look at it, because you have a large area of impervious surface and we want to be able to look at that for the best balance. Karl (Kastrosky) said they would have to seek a variance and we agree. That was a conscious decision on our part."

Red flag

Some board members did express reservations about the agency's demand to review administrative review permits issued for new construction within the 75-foot setback zone.

NRB member Gary Rohde wondered whether a general county audit program every few years might work better to ensure a county's compliance - the agency already has one in place - given that the DNR doesn't have any authority to cancel a permit it is reviewing anyway.

However, officials said, the agency could call a county's attention to a permit it did not consider to be in compliance, and work with the county to correct the flaw.

NRB chairwoman Christine Thomas said that scenario could be problematic for homeowners - and for the DNR's public reputation.

"The idea that a person can get a permit and start work and at some point later we step in and say we don't like it, this is the stuff that massive hatred of the DNR is made of," Thomas said.

On that issue, the NRB decided the agency would be better to stick with an audit approach, rather than scrutiny of an individual project. The rule would now obligate a county to turn over all permits issued for such nonconforming structures upon the department's request.

The DNR would work with any counties not in compliance.

DNR staff also agreed with Kastrosky on potential confusion that might occur over the definition of 'structural alterations' in the context of mitigation and dropped the phrase from the rule.

With those changes, and with a couple of technical amendments and notes, the NRB voted on and approved the rule adoption without any debate.

" NRB approves far-reaching new shoreland regulations

Steve Kagen, What Stimukus Money?

From JSOnline.

Didn't Kagen promise jobs with the stimulus?
"Wisconsin equipment makers not seeing much stimulus money

By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Jun. 29, 2009

There's a trickle, rather than a torrent, of money flowing into Wisconsin equipment companies from the federal economic stimulus package.

In some cases it's not enough to avert layoffs and plant closings affecting hundreds of workers." Wisconsin equipment makers not seeing much stimulus money - JSOnline


Steve Kagen, 2010 Election File

From Rich Lowry at the New York Post.
"THE cap-and-trade bill passed the House of Representatives shrouded in a fog of willful ignorance and calculated irrationality.

No one could be sure what he was voting for -- not after the 1,200-page bill had a 300-page amendment added at 3:09 a.m. the day of its passage. The bill is so complex and jerry-built that even its supporters can't know how, or if, it will work." WRITTEN TO FAIL - New York Post

Last week, how could Steve Kagen vote on the Cap and Trade bill if he did not even read it? Where was he getting his information. How can he do the work he was sent to Washington for when he is voting blindly on legislation for the people of the 8th district.

Who told him to vote yes? Answer, Nancy Pelosi.

Is Steve Kagen a puppet with someone in Washington pulling the strings? Answer Nancy Pelosi, lobbyists and special interest groups.

Does Steve Kagen know what was in the final bill he voted for? Answer, It was impossible.

Here by Paul Blumenthal
"Here’s the timeline:"
What the frak is going on with the Cap and Trade bill? — Sunlight Foundation Blog
And that isn’t even the worst part. This, apparently, isn’t even the final bill. The final bill will be a manager’s amendment that will be drafted later this week! From a posting on the House Rules Committee, we know that the deadline to submit amendments is Thursday at 9:30am. And there is talk that this will be voted on on Friday. Thus, the final version of this bill will likely only be available for less than 24 hours.

Sunlight has been advocating for all bills to be posted online for 72 hours prior to consideration. It doesn’t look like that is going to happen here. If you think that Congress should read the bills they vote on, you can tell your congressman to both support the Read the Bill resolution, H. Res. 554, and to give the public enough time to read the final version of the cap and trade bill, whenever that is made available.

Is Steve Kagen ignorant to the bills he votes for? Does he not even read or know what he is voting for. Does he think his voters back home are a bunch of ignorant, saps who don't pay attention to what he is or isn't doing in Washington?

Is this what the people of the Wisconsin's 8th district voted for? A politician who is told how to vote, what to say and how to play the game in Washington while his constituents suffer back home with layoffs, shutdowns, furloughs and now higher energy costs!

Steve Kagen is in Washington for his own financial gain, to advance his friends agenda's, and to stick it to his constituents back in Wisconsin. Steve Kagen votes for the highest bidder and his constituents don't count.

This needs to be told when Kagen starts his reelection bid in 2010. Will the MSM tell the story or are they there to give cover to Steve Kagen? Don't count on it. They're not even giving you the whole story on cap and trade.

God help us all!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hope And Change To U S Dictatorship

Is this what you voted for?


Link to Reuters Story

Steve Kagen, Pitchman For ........

Was watching Glenn Beck on Fox News and was surprised to see one term (two years ) democrat Congressman Jay Johnson.  Johnson is selling gold. Is he an expert? Think not. He wasn't even a good anchor besides a zero as congressman! For those who don't remember he was  a T V anchor man for a Green Bay TV station. I remember I was shocked a media person who had no political bias ran as a democrat. I was surprised, shocked just SHOCKED!
"Former U.S. Mint Director Jay Johnson has become a spokesperson for Goldline. During his term as the 36th Director of the U.S. Mint, Johnson managed the multi-billion dollar manufacturing business for the U.S. government, including the production of a record 26 billion coins like Proof Gold and Proof Silver American Eagles. Said Johnson, "I believe strongly in the importance of owning gold as part of a diversified portfolio. That's why I'm proud to endorse Goldline."

We sat down recently with Johnson and asked him a few of the frequently asked questions about gold that Goldline clients often ask. Click here to watch why he believes in gold, the advantages that coins with collector value offer, and why he recommends Goldline."
Buy Gold Coins | Largest US Gold Dealers | Gold Investment - Goldline International - Goldline International

Steve Kagen can be a pitch man for something. He full of it now, wonder what can he do? Can Kagen sell this? Link

It's Busch's Bush's Fault


The guy gets blamed for everything just like our last president. Must be something in a name.
"It's always Busch's fault, even when it might not be
By David Caraviello, NASCAR.COM
June 29, 2009
01:10 PM EDT
LOUDON, N.H. -- Eventually, something was going to give. Each time the green flag dropped Sunday, cars leaned on one another like drunk frat boys leaving a mixer. Vehicles went three- and four-wide wide entering the corner, they jammed the middle, they spun out and stacked up as if in rush-hour traffic on the Mass Pike. No question, NASCAR's recently implemented double-file restart rule fueled plenty of action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. But on such a tight race track, it also seemed to invite calamity." NASCAR.COM - It's always Busch's fault, even when it might not be - Jun 28, 2009

Milwaukee Mile

From No Runny Eggs.
"The last NASCAR race at the Mile already run?
by steveegg @ 12:36 on June 29, 2009. Filed under Business, Sports. "
No Runny Eggs » Blog Archive » The last NASCAR race at the Mile already run?

Questioning Scott Walker

From Todays JSOnline.

Seems Newt will be in Wisconsin tonight.
"- selected newswatch item -
Gingrich to campaign for Walker Monday night
By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel

Jun. 29, 2009 10:40 a.m. | Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich campaigns in Milwaukee Monday for Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, a Republican candidate for governor.

Gingrich will speak at a fund-raising reception for Walker at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center hotel. Tickets for the event are $250 per couple, according to Walker's campaign.

Walker has been stepping up fund-raising appeals in recent weeks, urging backers to send money before the end of the month, which also marks the close of a campaign finance reporting period.

Other Republicans considering runs for governor next year include homebuilder Mark Neumann, a former congressman; and Appleton businessman Mark Todd.

Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle is expected to run for a third term." NewsWatch - JSOnline

Didn't Newt sit on the couch with Nancy Pelosi about climate change?

Didn't Newt slam Rush for saying "wants Obama to fail"?

Didn't Newt say,
Like Reagan, we have to be inclusive, not exclusive. I’m happy Dick Cheney is a Republican. And I’m happy Colin Powell is a Republican." GOP 12: Newt repeats welcome to Colin Powell-Republicans

Sorry Newt, Colin Powel is not a republican.

I question Scott Walker for even considering Newt for a fund raiser and or endorsement. Didn't we just go through this last November? I don't have much money now but if I do my decision will be for conservative candidate only! I question Scott Walker having blue blood middle of the road republicans who got us into the mess we have today. Who will you have at your next fundraiser, John McCain, Colin Powell? Tom Ridge might want to come to Wisconsin, book him!

I just lost respect for Scott Walker. Today I took Scott's campaign link off my blog.

What in the world is Mr Walker doing? Any future elections I will not hold my nose and vote for the better of the party. I am a Conservative, not a republican RINO. I will never get snookered again.

If candidates want to walk, talk and act like liberals then join the democratic party.

Scott Walker and other candidates, I am only one voter, so go ahead and think of me as some right wing nut. It's you that have to prove your conservatism to me and a lot others. Scott be careful, you seem to be with the wrong crowd.

Sorry Scott.

Lakeland-Times Doing their Job

From Greg at the Lakeland-Times. A great read on the Lakeland area politician who is not representing his constituents. 

Why is the Lakeland Times the only MSM in Wisconsin to do the jobs for the people of Wisconsin.
"6/26/2009 12:23:00 PM
Hey, Jim, 50 percent of the people voted against you
Gregg Walker

Whenever a Democrat or Republican is elected to office, the first thing voters should do is watch - closely watch - which special interests and powerful politicians they line up with.

It's nice to think most politicians would line up with the people, but in the real world that rarely happens. Mostly, lawmakers and governors and presidents dance with the monied people who got them to the party in the first place.

Occasionally, a real and principled leader will emerge from the pack of hacks, and that hope is what keeps most of us voting.

That was in fact the hope of some people - though I did not buy into it - when northern Wisconsin citizens elected Jim Holperin to the state Senate last November. They thought he was going to stand up for a region that all too often only gets to lick the boots of the downstate establishment.

It hasn't taken long for that dream to be shattered. Just months into his term in office, it has become very obvious that Sen. Jim Holperin only wants to represent Gov. Jim Doyle, his special-interest friends, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
" Hey, Jim, 50 percent of the people voted against you

Where is T V and Newspapers in Wisconsin do their jobs. Diamonfd Jim Doyle is signing the disastrous Wisconsin budget bill today. Who besides the Lakeland-Times and conservative talk radio and bloggers reported all the crap that will be forced down the throats of the people of Wisconsin?

In print media, thank God for the Lakeland-Times.

Where is the real honest hard hitting reporting on Dave Hansen and Tom Nelson?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Holy Cow, Billy Mays RIP

From Fox News and Big Hollywood

We always laughed and thought he was a GREAT pitchman. Even the one for ESPN. Sorry to hear he's gone.
"Television pitchman Billy Mays — who built his fame by appearing on commercials and infomercials promoting household products and gadgets — died Sunday.

Mays, 50, was found unresponsive by his wife inside his Tampa, Fla., home at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Police said there were no signs of forced entry to Mays' residence and foul play is not suspected. Authorities said an autopsy should be complete by Monday afternoon." 'Infomercial King' Billy Mays Found Dead in Home - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment -

Billy, thanks for the memories.

I always wanted to try Oxi Clean.

For The Wisconsin Left Who Voted Yes

From Dad29

Dad shows what the latest trends is. It looks fitting to me.
"Not exactly fair. "You cap us. We cap you." would be fair."
 Dad29: For Kagen, Baldwin, Kind, Moore, and Obey

Two Trillion Tons

You tube from a friend

How true, how true!

I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Conservative

From the New York Post and Harry Stien.

I changed the title to more fit my beliefs.

A good read anyway from Mr Stien about what conservatives go through each day, even in Wisconsin.
"Of course, that's just another difference between us and them -- we tend toward optimism and good grace. Rotten as times seems now for conservatives, we face life as it is and press on, plucky as colonial Brits in those old movies on TCM. Just a day after the election, one friend remarked that he'd already taken the McCain sticker off his car, adding that Obama was our president now, and he was willing to give him a chance. "Still," he added, smiling, "I kept on the one for the New York Rifle & Pistol Association -- just in case anyone thinks I've gone soft."

Harry Stein is the author of 'I Can't Believe I'm Sitting Next to a Republican: A Survival Guide for Conservatives Marooned Among the Angry, Smug and Terminally Self-Righteous" (Encounter Books), out now." 'I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M SITTING NEXT TO A REPUBLICAN!' - New York Post

It's Sunday


The Lineup for Lenox Industrial Tools 301 | New Hampshire Motor Speedway
"1 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot N/A N/A N/A
2 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont N/A N/A N/A
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's / Kobalt Tools N/A N/A N/A
4 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite N/A N/A N/A
5 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac N/A N/A N/A
6 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation N/A N/A N/A
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground N/A N/A N/A
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M N/A N/A N/A
9 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries N/A N/A N/A
10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt N/A N/A N/A
11 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Carquest / Kellogg's N/A N/A N/A
12 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target N/A N/A N/A
13 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser N/A N/A N/A
14 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine N/A N/A N/A
15 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Lenox Industrial Tools N/A N/A N/A
16 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet The Hartford N/A N/A N/A
17 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull N/A N/A N/A
18 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox N/A N/A N/A
19 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Irwin Vise-Grip N/A N/A N/A
20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy N/A N/A N/A
21 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel's N/A N/A N/A
22 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet TomTom N/A N/A N/A
23 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy N/A N/A N/A
24 20 Joey Logano* Toyota The Home Depot N/A N/A N/A
25 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil N/A N/A N/A
26 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Penske Truck Rental / AAA N/A N/A N/A
27 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge McDonald's McCafe N/A N/A N/A
28 96 Bobby Labonte Ford N/A N/A N/A
29 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts N/A N/A N/A
30 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Berlin City Auto Group N/A N/A N/A
31 6 David Ragan Ford UPS N/A N/A N/A
32 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing N/A N/A N/A
33 98 Paul Menard Ford Moen / Menards N/A N/A N/A
34 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Robby Gordon Motorsports N/A N/A N/A
35 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell N/A N/A N/A
36 09 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet Miccosukee Resort & Gaming N/A N/A N/A
37 82 Scott Speed* Toyota Red Bull N/A N/A N/A
38 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet TRG Motorsports N/A N/A N/A
39 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports N/A N/A N/A
40 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports N/A N/A N/A
41 36 Patrick Carpentier Toyota Tommy Baldwin Racing N/A N/A N/A
42 37 Tony Raines Dodge Long John Silver's N/A N/A N/A
43 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies N/A N/A N/A" NASCAR.COM

My pick will be #5 of course.

Kagen Hawk For 2010 June 28,2009

From The Appleton Post Crescent.

More quotes from Steve Kagen for the 2010 election. For the right real conservative candidate this is like Christmas morning. The gifts just keep coming.
"Rep. Steve Kagen, D- Appleton, one of a group of wavering Democrats summoned to the White House on Thursday for some last-minute lobbying, voted for the measure. Kagen said his concerns had been addressed.

"We have clearly defined biomass," Kagen said, referring one renewable energy source in the bill that would require utilities to produce 20 percent of their electricity through alternative sources or increased efficiency. "And it puts some teeth in to help balance our trade deficit."

Kagen said the final bill will benefit Wisconsin in that it will "save some paper mill jobs and create new jobs in the area of renewable energy" and reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil." U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen of Appleton backs while U.S. Rep. Tom Petri opposes climate change bill | | Appleton Post-Crescent

So the utilities will absorb their higher cost Mr Kagen?

Answer NO!

It will save paper mill jobs?

Answer, NO! The real question is how many more paper mills will close and how many people will loose their jobs Mr Kagen!

It will reduce our dependence of foreign oil?
Answer, NO! It will increase imports while we sit on our own oil in our own country Mr Kagen!

Good Lord, what has this man done to our state and our country?


After the fact. I thought I should post the whole article below. Reason being if theAPC deletes their article in the heat of the election next year at least Kagen cannot say someone misquoted him!

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen of Appleton backs while U.S. Rep. Tom Petri opposes climate change bill

Obama implores Senate to pass landmark bill

By Charles Babington • Associated Press writer • June 28, 2009

WASHINGTON — Hours after the House passed landmark legislation meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions and create an energy-efficient economy, President Barack Obama on Saturday urged senators to show courage and follow suit.

The sharply debated bill's fate is unclear in the Senate, and Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to ratchet up pressure on the 100-seat chamber.

"My call to every senator, as well as to every American, is this," he said. "We cannot be afraid of the future. And we must not be prisoners of the past. Don't believe the misinformation out there that suggests there is somehow a contradiction between investing in clean energy and economic growth."

Obama said the bill would create jobs, make renewable energy profitable and decrease America's dependence on foreign oil.

"It will spur the development of low-carbon sources of energy — everything from wind, solar and geothermal power to safer nuclear energy and cleaner coal," he said.

Wisconsin's House members voted along party lines Friday on the legislation, which passed 219-212.

Rep. Steve Kagen, D- Appleton, one of a group of wavering Democrats summoned to the White House on Thursday for some last-minute lobbying, voted for the measure. Kagen said his concerns had been addressed.

"We have clearly defined biomass," Kagen said, referring one renewable energy source in the bill that would require utilities to produce 20 percent of their electricity through alternative sources or increased efficiency. "And it puts some teeth in to help balance our trade deficit."

Kagen said the final bill will benefit Wisconsin in that it will "save some paper mill jobs and create new jobs in the area of renewable energy" and reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil.

The sweeping House climate bill would limit the pollution blamed for global warming with, among other measures, a controversial market-based system for trading pollution allowances.

Might As Well Sell The Car

From WisPolitics.

Statement from my representative about Wisconsin auto Insurance.
"Rep. Nygren: Auto insurance gets worse in conference committee budget

Contact Representative John Nygren, (888) 534-0089

Madison… Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) issued the following statement regarding the changes to automobile insurance included in the Conference Committee budget bill that passed the Senate yesterday:

“In the Conference Committee budget the changes to automobile insurance went from bad to worse. Not only did they include the highest mandatory minimums in the nation and mandate that drivers have to pay higher premiums, they also included a hidden line that will force good drivers to subsidize higher risk drivers. In the Conference Committee bill, insurance providers will be banned from taking into consideration where an individual lives when they set premiums. In effect, this will force rural drivers to pay higher premiums to subsidize urban areas like Milwaukee where vehicle theft and collision are more prevalent.

If this provision passes, Wisconsin would be the only state in the nation to have a complete ban on the use of territorial ratings. A similar change was recently defeated in Connecticut and Michigan because of the added cost it would force on drivers. Under the changes in the original budget proposed by the Governor, insurance rates were expected to go up 33 to 43 percent for drivers in Wisconsin. With the Conference Committee addition, rates will go up even more and these added costs will disproportionately fall on rural drivers with clean driving records.

Current automobile insurance requirements in Wisconsin are sufficient to cover over 90 percent of all auto collision claims and without mandating automobile insurance, the percent of uninsured drivers in Wisconsin is in line with the national average. By increasing the cost of auto insurance the percentage of uninsured will surely rise.”

The Conference Committee budget is expected to be voted on in the Assembly this evening. No amendments can be offered to it. If it passes the Assembly, it moves to the Governor for signing. "

There goes up your insurance premiums!Guess I didn't need an extra car anyway.

Thank You Doyle Hansen and the rest on the left!