Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dam, Second


Next: Cup Race At Bristol

Mark Martin is holding on to the final spot in the Chase. But he's in a good position to start Saturday night's Sharpie 500. Green flag set for 7:43 p.m. ET.
" NASCAR.COM - News, Schedule, Drivers, Tracks, Fantasy & Video from NASCAR

Appleton Tea Party Meeting

It's time to call out the troops. You think someone might ask Baby Face Nelson about Hobart and the liquor license? How about asking Miss Penny about the the budget short fall in the state. The MSM doesn't seem to do their job so it's up to you to get some answers! People who were at the Appleton Tea party should be out in full force to take back the state of Wisconsin. If your mad as HELL you need to see Nelson and Schaber. From the Appleton PC.
"Legislators Penny Bernard Schaber and Tom Nelson to hold town hall meeting regarding drunken driving law changes
August 22, 2009

APPLETON — State Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, D-Appleton, and Assembly Majority Leader Tom Nelson, D-Kaukauna, are seeking public input on how the state can lead the fight against drunken driving.

The two will host a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida St.

Legislators will be joined by Rep. Tony Staskunas, D-West Allis, chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety.

"There is absolutely no question that drunken driving is a critical problem in Wisconsin," Nelson said.

"My Assembly colleagues and I are deeply committed to passing meaningful drunken driving legislation this session."

"The purpose of the town hall meeting is to bring together local law enforcement, members of the public and lawmakers to move us closer to our ultimate goal of ending the problem of drunken driving in our state," Schaber added." Legislators Penny Bernard Schaber and Tom Nelson to hold town hall meeting regarding drunken driving law changes | | Appleton Post-Crescent

No Wonder Wisconson Is Broke

From the Green Bay Press.
"The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Division of Motor Vehicles is recommending that people with faded sesquicentennial license plates replace them.

The plates celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wisconsin's statehood in 1848. More than 440,000 of the plates were issued between 1996 and 1998. About 185,000 are still in use.

Customers who request replacements will receive regular design nonpersonalized license plates for free if the request is mailed to the address on the MV2118 replacement license plate application found on the DOT Web site" 150th license plates to be replaced for free | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Why FREE? They are special plates, so! Make them pay for replacements! I bet most lib lefty kooks are the only ones who got these plates and the libs in Madison have to take care of their base.

How much is the state in the hole, 6- 7 Billion? Why not give everyone free plates. You wonder why Wisconsin is broke!

Steve Kagen For Sale

From the Huff Post
"In this chapter, we meet politicians who take is between $25,000 and $50,000 of special interest money per official from a source with a health care focus. It includes some familiar names, and the many of the more well-heeled Blue Dog Democrats in the House." Brian Ross: Congress on Sale! Politicians Put Their Mouths Where Their Money Is. - The List - Part IV

Elected Official- Party - State -Interest Group - GiverRank Amount ........Total

Rep. Steve Kagen - Democrat -WI - Health Professionals 1 - 33,410.00--$33,410.00

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pop Tarts

Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday 6:30 Eastern ESPN

"1 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Pop-Tarts / Carquest 124.484 15.414 Leader
2 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 124.307 15.436 -0.022
3 82 Scott Speed* Toyota Red Bull 124.146 15.456 -0.042
4 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 123.969 15.478 -0.064
5 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 123.897 15.487 -0.073
6 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Hamburger Helper 123.890 15.488 -0.074
7 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel's / USO "Toast to the Troops" 123.754 15.505 -0.091
8 20 Joey Logano* Toyota The Home Depot 123.706 15.511 -0.097
9 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 123.642 15.519 -0.105
10 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge Valvoline 123.610 15.523 -0.109
11 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet 123.586 15.526 -0.112
12 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 123.586 15.526 -0.112
13 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 123.538 15.532 -0.118
14 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 123.451 15.543 -0.129
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 123.435 15.545 -0.131
16 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 123.340 15.557 -0.143
17 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Irwin Vise-Grip 123.245 15.569 -0.155
18 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 123.126 15.584 -0.170
19 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Hunt Brothers Pizza 123.103 15.587 -0.173
20 96 Bobby Labonte Ford 123.047 15.594 -0.180
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 122.984 15.602 -0.188
22 08 Terry Labonte Toyota Carter / Simo Racing 122.842 15.620 -0.206
23 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 122.787 15.627 -0.213
24 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 122.756 15.631 -0.217
25 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Clorox / Kingsford / Bush's Beans 122.670 15.642 -0.228
26 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Alpha Natural Resources 122.646 15.645 -0.231
27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy Sugar Free / National Guard 122.584 15.653 -0.239
28 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 122.576 15.654 -0.240
29 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 122.537 15.659 -0.245
30 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 122.521 15.661 -0.247
31 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas / The Rogue Joint 122.482 15.666 -0.252
32 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 122.419 15.674 -0.260
33 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 122.411 15.675 -0.261
34 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 122.310 15.688 -0.274
35 37 Tony Raines Dodge Long John Silver's 122.217 15.700 -0.286
36 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 122.115 15.713 -0.299
37 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 122.108 15.714 -0.300
38 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 122.053 15.721 -0.307
39 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 121.566 15.784 -0.370
40 36 Mike Skinner Toyota Guy Fieri Knuckle Sandwich 121.497 15.793 -0.379
41 98 Paul Menard Ford Peak / Menards 121.389 15.807 -0.393
42 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell 121.243 15.826 -0.412
43 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 120.626 15.907 -0.493" NASCAR.COM

Friday Night Dump, Let's Get Out Of Town

From Reuters.
"Obama to raise 10-year deficit to $9 trillion
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:54pm EDT
By Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will raise its 10-year budget deficit projection to approximately $9 trillion from $7.108 trillion in a report next week, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday."
Obama to raise 10-year deficit to $9 trillion | U.S. | Reuters

Nice our president went on vacation.

Drop in the bucket if you ask me. OUCH!

GW's deficit looks like a pimple compared to this.


Steve Kagen Scaring People? Sounds Like It

Here Tom Petri has a rebuttal for Steve Kagen. Kagen says not to scare people but what exactly is Steve Kagen doing to the people of the 8th district?
From Fox 11 Green Bay
Criticisms of health care reform plan
Updated: Friday, 21 Aug 2009, 2:50 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 21 Aug 2009, 2:50 PM CDT
Reporter: Mark Leland

With different versions of a health care plan making its way through Congress, its no wonder constituents and congressmen at town hall meetings are interpreting what's at stake differently.
Now there are different versions of the health care bill?
One big concern is a government program might ration health care and some individuals might not get what they need or want. Democratic 8th District Congressman Steve Kagen says not true.
Congressman Kagen uses the words "might ration" and "might not get what they need? If it's not true why not say the bill will not ration and you will get the help you need! He didn't say it because he is trying to distort the facts!
“That is not the intent of this piece of legislation these new ideas about health care reform are to fix what's broken and keep what works. And improve it at a lower cost,” said Kagen.
Now Kagen say's "not the intent" but if this passes and we do have rationing, what will Kagen say? The dog at my notes and I don't remember what I told you before! Nancy told me to do it!
But Republican 6th District Congressman Tom Petri points out rationing takes place now for example with who gets shots or organ donations. And he says if funding for health care reform isn't there we could see more.
Didn't Steve Kagen know this or did he not want to tell you? Isn't Kagen a doctor? What is his excuse here? Tom Petri must of read it and Steve Kagen said he did but is just misleading people.
“There's not enough money to pay for what's being promised and we could go to rationing or delays, waiting for service,” said Petri.
Petri has that right. 
Another concern is the reform encourages euthanasia for seniors. Not true. The plan does outline paying doctors for consulting with patients about private end-of-life decisions... In what is described as "Advanced planning consultations."
So consulting with patients about private end-of-life decisions sounds like ending seniors lives
but you should believe Steve Kagen when he says it is not true!
“You talk about misrepresenting what is real this was a republican idea it is a fantastic idea for the very first time Medicare would compensate a doctor for sitting down to listen to the choices that his or her patients wants to make,” said Kagen.
What did he say? "This was a republican idea? " Now I heard it all. So we have to pay a doctor for talking to a patient? Isn't that what they do anyway? Steve Kagen wants government consultants to tell seniors, sorry, we need to save money so please go die! Wow, let me tell my mom that.
Petri says many of the provisions in the plan are undefined, and constituents are coming forth with the right concerns.
At least Mr. Perti understands the people of this state.
“I think people are trying to understand what it is and how it will work,” said Petri.
Amen to that.
“I'd say don't scare people reassure them with the facts, the truth,” said Kagen.
How can anyone believe Congressman Kagen? At his listening sessions he even said this is not the final bill. If we have no real bill yet, how can Kagen give us facts, truth? How can Kagen say there will be no rationing? How can Kagen say there will be no reforms that encourages euthanasia for seniors? Steve Kagen is giving us Nancy Pelosi talking points and he knows it!
The $1-trillion cost also remains a criticism. Kagen says the plan will stimulate the economy and create jobs, Petri says just the opposite.
Another $1-trillion cost? Where is Kagen getting all this money?
“This is going to be the biggest stimulus without taxing anybody--without taking 99% of the people,” said Kagen.
Steve Kagen, another stimulus? 99% of americans will not be taxed?
Where did he dig that up? Seniors will be told to die early, your health care will be rationed, you will be told to take a blue pill and go home and Steve Kagen says, it won't cost you anything! My God people, how can anyone believe Steve Kagen?
“I don't really thing we should be approaching health care reform as a temporary economic stimulus package, it's an ongoing human need,” said Petri."
Criticisms of health care reform plan
Petri sometimes turns RINO for his constituents but here he hits the bulls eye. And for Steve Kagen, it's time to send him home before our state our country and our freedom will be gone forever.

Steve Kagen, "Jungle Laws"

With everyone being held to higher standards in this politically correct world, with the discussion of white mobs, black Americans carrying guns to town hall meetings, with all the discussion on health care being hijacked, I have to ask a question. If a white Republican Congressman today used the following word " jungle laws", or maybe used a word like"macaca" from a couple years ago would they be crucified from every MSM outlet from CNN to the Green Bay Press Gazette? From Jill Lawrence from Political Daily. She was riding along with Congressman Steve Kagen getting his take on health care. Congressman Kagen also has the article on his web site.

"As Kagen was riding to Green Bay on Monday for what would turn out to be his "roasting," I asked him if he thought his colleagues should take more risks when it comes to health care legislation. "I would reassure my colleagues and my patients and my constituents that we are a nation of written laws, not jungle laws," he said. "We're a nation that thinks things all the way through. We don't shout in the movie house about a fire. And any member of Congress shouldn't misrepresent the truth. We have to understand how important it is to listen to one another and be able to solve our problems with conversations, not confrontations.""
Why a Doctor in Congress Has No Health Insurance -- Politics Daily

Steve Kagen said "not jungle laws". Again, in this politically correct world, if a republican said this, it would be covered 24/7 by every news outlet, and if they held office they would be forced to resign.

We would hear from
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?

Is this a double standard?

From the man that gave us"injun time", from Freedom Eden

"Dem 8th CD candidate Steve Kagen apologized today for apparently saying he was on "injun time" to describe his reason for arriving late to a forum." FREEDOM EDEN: Kagen Riding on Injun Time

We live in Wisconsin, we live in the United States of America. The year is 2009. We do not live in a jungle. Because I and conservatives know and understand what Steve Kagen meant, it is really no big deal. We do live in a nation of written laws. I'm just saying if John Gard said this two years ago, or if who ever is Steve Kagen's opponent next year would say "jungle laws", all hell would break loose. Double standard? Will anyone at least have Congressman Kagen clarify his "not jungle laws" comment? What did he mean by "not jungle laws"? Maybe someone who is not bias from TV26 in Green Bay can look into this?

Ordering Pizza in 2010

What congress is not telling you will happen.

From James T Link

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Brett Favre Sears Blue Crew Outtakes

Just seen the Sears spot with Brett Favre.

From You Tube.

Hitler reacts to the Brewers loss.

Let The Games Begin

.Since the left want's to play games with our health care, why don't we play some new games.

President Obama has 30, 40, 50, I lost track, czars in his administration. We have his administration telling us something different everyday from hundreds of different people. Maybe it's time the republicans should make up a couple decks of cards of the Obama administration. I bought three pack's of Iraqi cards. I could see buying five or six of those.

Link to Iraqi Playing Cards

How about an Obama Twister Game. Beats being jerked around at congressional listening sessions.

Since they are telling us something diffrent everyday, how about Health Care Scrabble? Doesn't matter how you spell it, you lost before the game even begins.

Shocked, Absolutely Shocked

From the Green Bay Press
"St. Norbert College again named a top liberal arts school

Press-Gazette • August 20, 2009

DE PERE — St. Norbert College again has been listed among America's best liberal arts colleges, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report." St. Norbert College again named a top liberal arts school | | Green Bay Press-Gazette


Heather Blish is our "Hero" in the Wisconsin 8th District. From Charlie Sykes and Rebecca Kleefisch. Good job Rebecca
By Charlie Sykes

Story Created: Aug 20, 2009

Story Updated: Aug 20, 2009

Our web reporter, Rebecca Kleefisch dissects a breathless television station's "expose" of those townhall hooligans." KLEEFISCH: PIN THE BLAME ON THE "OPERATIVE" | Newsradio 620 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Talk, Sports, Weather | Charlie Sykes

Could we have a new definition in the Wisconsin politics ? With some help from

Eng-e-bret-soned ?
[ing-a-brett-suned] - (I had to throw the Brett in there)
1. a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive listeners about a mother with child at a congressional listening session?
2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression and still claim no bias in story?
3. an inaccurate or false news report that will gain fame to any reporter even if no follow up or fact check of any said story is needed or done?
4. the false use or accusations pertaining to people attending congressional listening sessions with such words as "hijacked, "operative", "opponents being planted, "hecklers", "not affiliated with any party"?
5. Crossing fingers, legs, arms eyes when stating, " I have to be objective"?
6. When all else fails, use the old, "my boss sent me there to find a plant" excuse?

8/25/09 Update from our Hero Heather Blish from a post on The Party of Know

I’ve got another one, Berry. How about:

6. A bottom-feeding invertebrate, easily recognized by its trail of slime and the distinct odor of old, rotting copies of the National Enquirer. Feeds off the flesh of unsuspecting citizens with real jobs and the occasional civic involvement.

Also, my husband suggested a synonym for the verb form: “blish-whacked”

I like it Heather.

Anyone want to add to the possible definition?

I like it Heather.

Steve Kagen's Stimulus Vote On Jobs

Seems like Steve Kagen, Dave Obey, Barack Obama (insert name of your choice) stimulus bill is not working. Anyone else notice. Wonder how the stock market opens?

From Yahoo
"U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly rise

* On Thursday August 20, 2009, 8:54 am EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, a government report showed on Thursday, fanning worries of an anemic recovery from the worst recession in 70 years.
Reuters - Attendees at a job fair line up to gather information about a prospective employer in a Washington hotel, ...

Reuters - Attendees at a job fair line up to gather information about a prospective employer in a Washington hotel, ...

Initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits rose 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 576,000 in the week ended August 15 from 561,000 the prior week, the Labor Department said. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast new claims slipping to 550,000 last week from a previously reported 558,000.

"I think that we're hoping for the numbers to stay below 600,000, and not until we get below 500,000 can we be more certain that there is an economic recovery," said Linda Duessel, market strategist at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh." U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly rise - Yahoo! Finance

Round 1 Goes To Coulter

From Ol'Broad's Ramblings

Tom Barrett Campaign Ads

From JSOnline.

First, glad to see Mayor Barrett is doing OK. Even if he is a lefty democrat, I have to give him credit for what he did. Way to go Mr Barrett. Maybe Tom Barrett is not a liberal as people might think. Second you got to give his niece a lot of credit here too. Way to go Molly.
"Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Wednesday shrugged off suggestions that he acted heroically when he responded to a grandmother's cries for help and wound up taking a beating.

Instead, Barrett praised the actions of his 20-year-old niece, Molly Flood, who called 911 after Barrett's attacker had knocked the mayor's phone from his hand and smashed it on the street. The mayor appeared remarkably collected and fit, considering the seriousness of his injuries.

"Molly is my hero," Barrett said.

It was his first public appearance since the attack. He spoke at a news conference before an unusually large gathering of news media and well-wishers in front of his Washington Heights home on the city's west side."
Barrett shrugs off hero label and praises his niece - JSOnline

If Tom Barrett would run for gov he could get a lot of votes by just running a couple hard hitting spots.

Speak softly and carry a big stick;

Tom Barrett

I know Barrett would never but if after this he buys a hand gun, shows it off and turns to second amendment rights, this would work.


Tom Barrett

Note to republicans running for office this election cycle. This is not the time to run away from second amendment voters and strong defence of our country. Local, state and federal candidates should all take note.

Inch By Inch, The Line Moves

From The Green Bay Press.
"State bill targets minor drinking law

The Associated Press • August 20, 2009

MADISON — Children could no longer saddle up to the bar in Wisconsin under a bill that supporters say would go a long way toward reversing what they say is the state's high tolerance for binge drinking.

Under current law, anyone under the legal drinking age of 21 can drink in a bar as long as they are with their parents, guardians or spouse.

The bill heard by a Senate committee on Wednesday would ban that for anyone younger than age 18.

Two doctors speaking in support say the law was important to change given new research that shows that young people who drink are more disposed to form addictions." State bill targets minor drinking law | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

How long before two doctors say people over age 70 cannot drink in bars because they could fall asleep? How many people saddle up their children at the bar for a drink? Is this government telling parents how to raise their children? Parents, we are talking about your freedom being taken away. How far will this go? Oh I forgot about Obama Care.

From Dad29

"In Title V of H.R. 3200, Subtitle B, called School-Based Health Clinics, outlines a new federal program where the government would fund health clinics near or in the nation's public schools." Dad29: Immorality Preservation: Planned Parenthood in HR 3200
This is crazy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Upper Michigan MSM, Your Kidding Me

I have a lot of respect for the people of Upper Michigan but now I have to think about their MSM. Their joking, aren't they? Would you have a telephone town hall meeting?

From The Escanaba Daily Press.
"Top Headline Poll
Would you prefer to have a town hall meeting on health care by telephone or in person?
Telephone - 4%
In person - 65%
Don't bother holding one - 31%

Vote | View All
View All
Current Results | View All" | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

I see from the results that at least real people know what is the right answer. Who in their right mind would even ask such a stupid question unless they are drunk or insane? God forgive me for making such a comment but I have come to know a lot of good hard working people in the UP and cannot for the life of me understand how the MSM would think their readers are such........, I am speechless.


"For Endeavour pilot Hurley, racing is out of this world
By Rick Houston, Special to NASCAR.COM
August 19, 2009
01:40 PM EDT

Doug Hurley had a few spare minutes, so he did what any NASCAR fan might do. He popped a DVD into a nearby computer and watched a snippet of Dale Earnhardt steering his way to victory in the 1998 Daytona 500

It was the most ordinary of rituals, played out in the most extraordinary circumstances. Thing is, Hurley wasn't sitting in his living room kicked back in his favorite recliner. He was docked with the International Space Station (ISS), about 250 miles above the Earth, traveling at a little more than 17,000 mph. Consider it just another first for America's space program:

• First American in space: Alan Shepherd.
• First mission to orbit the moon: Apollo 8.
• First person to walk on the moon: Neil Armstrong.
• First astronaut to watch NASCAR footage in space: Doug Hurley."
NASCAR.COM - For Endeavour pilot Hurley, racing is out of this world - Aug 19, 2009

PETA Now Called Vandals

My guess is this was PETA and no one will call them out on it! Kook left on parade.

From JSOnline.

Vandals try to release animals in Chippewa Falls zoo
By Ssociated Press, Associated Press

Aug. 19, 2009 8:52 p.m. | Chippewa Falls — Vandals tried to release the animals at the Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls by cutting locks and prying open fences, prompting officials to close the park to vehicle traffic on Wednesday.

Chippewa Falls Parks and Recreation Director William Faherty said the overnight release of the animals was intentional. As of Wednesday afternoon, most of them were back in the enclosures. A porcupine and two other small animals were missing. One animal was in a tree.

At 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, a passer-by found the gate to the buffalo exhibit was open. Faherty said the eight buffalo had wandered as far as the bear dens before returning to their area to feed. They were secured after that.

Another zoo worker said there was damage to the lower fences holding porcupines and coatimundi." NewsWatch - JSOnline

Oh yea, some eight and nine year olds are vandals!

Fox 11, Green Bay Called On The Carpet

Bully, someone else notices the BS from Fox 11 out of Green Bay.

Thanks Charles
"Times Editor:

In these troubled times, don’t people deserve to be told the truth, not lied to?

Our elected officials in Washington, D.C. are not telling us the truth. They’re trying to take away our rights under our Constitution. The rights that our Forefathers fought a war for us.

Why is it that in the last six months Washington is trying to take away our right to bear arms? Just try to buy ammunition. There is suddenly quite a shortage.

Why is it that all of a sudden Washington thinks that it would be better for us to have government run insurance coverage? We’d have to wait up to 12 weeks to see a doctor. This is what they have to do in Canada.

Many people from Canada come to the U.S. when they have medical problems. Government insurance is socialized medicine and that is what Washington intends to give us.

Wake up, people! Your freedom will be taken away from you!

Why is it, people, that none of the local TV stations bring you the same news that you get over the Fox network? Channel 11 out of Green Bay belongs to the Fox network but it seems to me that this station of Fox hasn’t been able to give us the real news that’s so important to us. The manager of Fox 11 comes on repeatedly saying he is giving us complete and unbiased news. I can’t believe this.

Have the last six months the new politicians in Washington gotten to the news media so they report only the news they censored?

Again, America, wake up because we are about to lose our rights as citizens of this fine country.

Washington wants to change us to a socialized country like Canada or Great Britain. Don’t let this happen — call your Congressman and let him know that this is not the change we voted for.

Charles Guay,

Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

Rate Hikes, How Many More Will You Take

From The Peshtigo Times.
"Hearing Sept. 24 On WPSC Rate Requests
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) announced Thursday, Aug. 13, that it will hold two hearings on the application of Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPSC), Green Bay, to adjust electric and natural gas rates on Thursday, Sept. 24. One hearing is for parties admitted to the proceeding and one for members of the public.

The first hearing for parties admitted to the proceeding will be held at the PSC offices in Madison starting at 9:30 a.m. The second for the public will via teleconference in Green Bay, Wausau and Madison at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Green Bay hearing is at Holiday Inn, 200 Main St.

Also on Thursday, the PSC announced it is awarding $253,510 in funding to a utility watchdog to hire expert witnesses to testify in the case. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) received $99,000 for a pair of rate cases involving Wisconsin Public Service Corp. The remaining $154,510 will be used by CUB to contest rate increases by We Energies, Wisconsin Power and Light and two Madison based utilities.

CUB represents residential ratepayers and receives the funding in order to participate in the formal review of proposed utility rate cases before the PSC.

Each year the PSC awards funding to various organizations and individuals with finances to help them participate in cases. The PSC is allotted about $750,000 annually for intervenor groups.

WPSC on May 1 filed an application to raise electric rates by 4.95 percent and natural gas rates by 3.44 percent. If approved, it would increase the electric bill of a typical residential customer using 630 kilowatt-hours of electricity by $4.15 per month. The typical residential natural gas customer using 900 therms of natural gas annually could expect an average monthly increase of $3.22." Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

First Reports on Steve Kagen in Minocqua

From News Watch 12 5:00 pm report. Here is the link to the 5:00 pm news cast. Let me summarize. It's only 2:00 minutes so if you want to watch go for it. Here's the link.

Starts the news "Health Care Town Hall" you see picture but no sound of guyy waving paper in Kagen's face then some women laughing. Come to think of it Kagen is funny. Auditorium was full. Oooooo, he allowed each person to come up front to talk tohim face to face. How many police officers were there? I would say 6 - 8. No secret these meetings have gotten rowdy! Crowd was pretty tame. .......Who were invited? Was it stacked Oooooooooo, few people doing boooooing! No, not booooooing! TV reporter got talking points from Kagen's staff on why he ran for office. What's his name, "Jack", not sure, can I get those sent to me to? Kagen talking points from Nancy, " I will not support any measure or vote for it that's bad for our economy and it's not good for our health" Excuse me Steve, then why did you vote for the house bill? Coming up at 6:00 we will talk to people who are against health care reform. I didn't find it yet but I bet there is some evil republican mom with six children who is a republican plant from Presque Isle or worst yet I bet someone from Republican Women of the North asked a question to Congressman Kagen. I will be SHOCKED, SHOCKED I tell you. I am in the bunker in the 8th and cannot get News Watch 12. Gave info on poll Do you support the public option ............. . As of 8:28 pm it was 83.72 % No 16.28 Yes No vote counts. We'll have to wait for more info. I know the Lakeland-Times will have honest coverage. .

OH No, Timberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

From Drudge and Bloomberg. I wonder why this is happening?
"Obama’s job-approval rating fell 3 percentage points, to 51 percent from 54 percent in July, within the survey’s error margin of plus-or-minus 2.5 percentage points. His rating stood at 61 percent in June."
Approval of Obama, Democrats Declines, Pew Poll Says (Update1) -
Approval ratings for the Democratic Party also fell, with 49 percent of Americans saying they viewed the party favorably. That’s down 10 percentage points from April, Washington-based Pew reported. Democrats had a 62 percent favorable rating just before Obama’s inauguration in January.

Wa, Wa, Wa Green Bay Press Gazette

My oh my, how things change. Here we see a hit piece (editorial) on republicans from the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Let's start with the headline. O k, they seem to be calling out someone from Wisconsin legislater.
Editorial: Legislature needlessly relights debate
August 19, 2009

We're having a remarkable case of déjà vu.

Months after the state Legislature passed a statewide workplace smoking ban, lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow hotels to designate up to 25 percent of their rooms for smoking.
"Sponsors of the bill, AB 295, include Northeastern Wisconsin Reps. John Nygren, R-Marinette; Gary Tauchen, R-Shawano; and Jeffrey Mursau, R-Crivitz."
Editorial: Legislature needlessly relights debate | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Evil "REPUBLICANS"! Then I look at the comments underneath and I see this. Thank you wia09, who ever you are
wia09 wrote:
What is the real shame is that this article does not mention that the primary sponsors are Democratic Representatives Sherman and Clark, and this is a bi-partisan bill. This is easy to verify at the state's website.

It also does not mention that this proposal was actually in the original bill from the start over 2 years ago, and was just pulled out at the last hour.
8/19/2009 3:03:37 PM
Say what, "primary sponsors are Democratic Representatives Sherman and Clark"? Let's check. From Wisconsin AB-295 PDF .
cosponsored by Senators JAUCH, PLALE, TAYLOR and VINEHOUT. Referred to
Committee on Tourism, Recreation and State Properties.
Looks like Wisconsin democrats are on board and even are main sponsors.

I know, I know, the PG editorial board are mad Diamond Jim Doyle pulled out. Wa, wa, were a bunch of cry babies! We need to pick on republicans to level the field for next year.

I know, the GBPG editorial board is mad at all the mobs at Steeve Kagen's mob listening sessions! Wa, wa, wa!

Way to go Green Bay Press Gazette. Wa, wa, wa!

Again, Hitler Upset With Favre

From The National Conversation

Or Maybe

"Maybe it was the location: a small city far from a big media market.

Or maybe it was the simple fact that several hundred people gathered at the tidy Richland Center Community Center with the intention of actually listening to one another and their elected representative on the emotive issue of health care.

Whatever the reason Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind was able to lead a town hall meeting that was passionate, informative and, for the most part, civil." Civility reins at Kind's town hall meeting - JSOnline

Or maybe it was a stacked deck? Come on dem's, you know what I mean.

What's Wrong Here?

Picture of a house in Haiti, no it has nothing to do with the story from the Green Bay Press.

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated the money would also replace old boat docks in the forest."
Federal stimulus funds to help state forests | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Since when do you need a boat dock in a forest. I can see a boat dock on a river, a boat dock on a lake but a boat dock in a forest? Will it have wheels?

Somebody in Washington is asleep here. Sorry i see some waste about to happen.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dave Hansen Makes A Prediction


From the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.
"Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, said he can't predict who has the best shot at the governor's office. "It's wide open, totally wide open in my opinion," Hansen said. "That's the way it should be."" Governor's race open as Doyle bows out | | Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

What is Dave saying? Will he or is he thinking of throwing his name in the hat?

Kagen Touts, "Farms Will Benefit", Not Really

My Congressman Steve Kagen sent me an e mail from Kagen4Congress. From his e mail is in black. Comments from myself, Freedom works and AFBF in red.

Look at the headline, touts, "farms will benefit"?


Posted: 23 Jul 2009 08:55 AM PDT

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. claims Wisconsin’s farms will play a role in our energy independent future. Kagen welcomed the testimony of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack yesterday in front of the Senate Agriculture Committee asserting that USDA economic analysis shows that the economic benefits to agriculture from the cap and trade legislation will most likely surpass the costs in the short term, and that the economic benefits from the markets in offsets will easily outpace raised input costs over the long term.
Here Steve Kagen tells farmers he will improve their bottom line.
“As the only member of Congress from Wisconsin on the House Agriculture Committee, I am working hard to improve the bottom line for Wisconsin farm families and protect them as we take actions to become an energy independent nation,” said Kagen. “This information from the Department of Agriculture says that Wisconsin farms will benefit from the Clean Energy bill, as we reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our environment.”
"At a cost of any where from $750 to over $3,000 a year per family, the price is far too high for so little in return. High energy prices affect everything from heating, electricity, and fuel prices to agriculture, manufacturers, and shipping costs. These are the unavoidable costs of living and the burden of this legislation will fall most heavily on the poor who spend a higher percentage of their income on these essentials making cap and trade a regressive tax that forces impossible decisions between food and the drive to work." Key Vote No: H.R. 2454 American Clean Energy and Security Act | FreedomWorks

Congressman Kagen waited to vote for the American Clean Energy and Security Act until he was provided with assurances that Wisconsin’s family farms would be protected. Working closely with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Colin Peterson, Kagen fought to ensure that farms would be rewarded for their continuing efforts to run their farms in an environmentally friendly manner. They also fought for provisions that the legislation would increase our economy by developing the market for biofuels and renewable energy.

"Independent experts estimate that in the next eight years the legislation will take $2 trillion dollars from our economy, redistributing it to powerful, favored institutions through a complex regulatory scheme with standards that are impossible to meet, as has been found in other countries with similar systems in place. Actually doing so would set our economy back over 130 years to 1875, the last recorded time our carbon-emissions met the legislation’s goals. " Key Vote No: H.R. 2454 American Clean Energy and Security Act | FreedomWorks
Secretary Vilsack said in his testimony, “Our analysis demonstrates that the economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers can potentially outpace - perhaps significantly - the costs from climate legislation. The agriculture sector will benefit directly from allowance revenues allocated to finance incentives for renewable energy and agricultural emissions reductions during the first five years of the HR 2454 cap and trade program. Funds for agricultural emissions reductions are estimated to range from about $75 million to $100 million annually from 2012-2016.”

"An economy suffering from massive losses of jobs and wealth, and strapped with a staggering deficit cannot afford a plan that would exacerbate these problems. Promised cleaner alternatives to our current fossil-fuel based technology are still years out of reach. Rolling back regulations that stifle alternatives like nuclear would be a less costly option." Key Vote No: H.R. 2454 American Clean Energy and Security Act | FreedomWorks
“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.

"AFBF Opposes H.R. 2454
Stallman calls bill a fool's errand.
By: Compiled by staff
Published: Jul 15, 2009

The American Farm Bureau Federation is opposed to H.R. 2454, the House-passed climate change bill. AFBF President Bob Stallman told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Tuesday that the House-passed legislation will have little to no impact on global temperatures. He said, without the adoption of similar actions by other countries, the U.S. will be embarking on a fool's errand.

The Farm Bureau leader pointed to unilateral cap-and-trade legislation that will have little or no impact on the climate, because greenhouse gas emissions require a global response. As an example Stallman offered that a ton of greenhouse gases emitted in China is the same as a ton of GHG emitted in Virginia. Regulating emissions in Virginia without regulating emissions in China, Stallman said, will have little or no effect on the environment.

Most experts agree that if the House legislation worked exactly as planned, it would not lower temperatures by more than a few tenths of a degree by 2050. AFBF also contends that the bill will raise food prices for consumers unless an offset program is put into place to defray production input costs." AFBF Opposes H.R. 2454 - Wisconsin Agriculturalist