Saturday, September 19, 2009

2nd Milwaukee Tea Party Update

From TMJ 4. Link also shows video.
"Thousands attend Tea Party on Milwaukee's Lakefront
By Michael George

MILWAUKEE- Thousands attended a Tea Party on Milwaukee's lakefront Saturday afternoon.

Those who attended the rally believed they were being taxed enough already and opposed President Obama's efforts to reform healthcare.

The tea party brought out a lot of conservative stars from commentator Michelle Malkin to Joe the Plumber, but it also brought thousands of ordinary citizens who wanted to show their with anger towards the government. "This is my country. I'm an American," one attendee said.

"There's anger at our government for spending our children and grand children's future," another protester told us.

Speakers included local Republican leaders like County Executive Scott Walker and Sheriff David Clarke.

Organizers say the message is that people are fed up with the government. "The thousands of people that are out here today are normal people, just everyday people like you and me who are concerned about excessive government spending and over taxation," an organizer said.

In the crowd of thousands, there was one Obama supporter. He argued, while being heckled, that the problems people are angry about started long before President Obama took over. "They're blaming Obama for the nine months that he has been in office when the problems were created the eight years before that," Obama's supporter said.

The protest was peaceful. there were no incidents reported.

Organizers estimate anywhere from 3,000 to 10,000 people attended."
Thousands attend Tea Party on Milwaukee's Lakefront | Today's TMJ4 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Weather, Sports, WTMJ | Local News

First Milwaukee Tea Party Update

From Dad 29
"Only a few notes, random.
The speakers started; Scott Walker was firing on all cylinders, probably his stump speech. He learned something from all those years of listening to preaching--how to time the delivery and how to use arsis and thesis in a speech."
Dad29: Notes From the Milwaukee TEA Party

Thank You Congressman Kagen

From Fox News. Grandma, mom's and daughters, all those rummage sales you may have, hope your ready for a $1000,00 fine. You could get fined up to $100,000.00

"Most people having garage sales at this point don't have much anyway, so to have a fine levied against them is tantamount to harassment," Massi told "And if you or I asked 100 people about this, they would never even know the law exists."

Here's the guy we can all thank. Seems like this is something for next years election. HR4040

"New Government Policy Imposes Strict Standards on Garage Sales Nationwide
Friday, September 18, 2009
By Diane Macedo

The Easy-Bake Oven, made for ages 8 & up, was recalled because if kids put their fingers in the slot they could get stuck or burn themselves.

Americans who slap $1 pricetags on their used possessions at garage sales or bazaar events risk being slapped with fines of up to $15 million, thanks to a new government campaign.

The "Resale Round-up," launched by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, enforces new limits on lead in children's products and makes it illegal to sell any items that don't meet those limits or have been recalled for any other reason.

The strict standards were set in the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act after a series of high-profile recalls of Chinese-made toys.

The standards were originally interpreted to apply only to new products, but now the CPSC says they apply to used items as well.

"Those who resell recalled children's products are not only breaking the law, they are putting children's lives at risk,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. "Resale stores should make safety their business and check for recalled products and hazards to children."" New Government Policy Imposes Strict Standards on Garage Sales Nationwide - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News -

In order to comply, stores, flea markets, charities and individuals selling used goods — in person or online — are expected to consult the commission's 24-page Handbook for Resale Stores and Product Resellers (pdf) and its Web site for a breakdown of what they can't sell.

Violators caught selling anything on the enormous list face fines of up to $100,000 per infraction and up to $15 million for a related series of infractions.

CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson says the fines are intended for large companies with serious infractions.

"CPSC is an agency that has used its penalty powers over its 30-year history against companies," Wolfson told "CPSC is not seeking to pursue penalties against individuals hosting a garage sale or yard sale, we are encouraging them to take the right steps to not resell recalled products."

But FOX News Legal Analyst Bob Massi says the law makes no distinction for families and small resellers.

"Most people having garage sales at this point don't have much anyway, so to have a fine levied against them is tantamount to harassment," Massi told "And if you or I asked 100 people about this, they would never even know the law exists."

Don Mays, senior director of product safety planning at the publisher of Consumer Reports, says the hefty penalties are necessary to have an impact.

"The former civil penalty limit of $1.87 million was too small to be an effective deterrent to large companies who flagrantly violated the law," Mays told "Mattel and its subsidiary Fisher-Price, for example, recently paid a $2.3 million penalty for importing about 2 million toys that violated the CPSC 30-year-old lead paint ban — that amounts to just over one dollar per toy."

When came to his garage sale, vendor Ilan Broochian said the same was not the case for his household.

"You fine me in today's economy $1000 dollars and that would hurt me," Broochian said. "So, just make the fine bigger to them; don't take their responsibility and put it on me."

October Surprise

Pulaski school district residents have to wait till October to see if their taxes will go up and by how much. Truly, an October surprise. From the Shawano Leader. Good job to the people that showed up at Wednesday's meeting.

"Pulaski residents vote down school budget hike
By Joan Koehne, Wolf River Media

PULASKI — “Tighten your belt,” demanded the residents of the Pulaski School District, as voters soundly rejected the district’s proposed 12 percent increase in the tax levy at the annual meeting Sept. 16.

With a 77-30 vote, a motion to adopt the $14 million tax levy was rejected. The proposed tax rate was proposed at $9.36 per $1,000 equalized value, an increase from $8.34 last year.

“The powers of the annual meeting are to approve the tax levy, but the ultimate power to set the levy at the end of October is with the school board. Knowing this board, they’re going to go back and dwell on the voices of the people,” said District Adminis-trator Dr. Mel Lightner.

He admitted that a 12 percent increase would be a burden to the taxpayers in the district, but said that vast budget reductions would “really erode the effectiveness of our educational program.”

One reason for the proposed tax hike was to cover the initial costs of a new, four-year-old kindergarten program. Based on the state’s revenue formula determined by student enrollment, the program is expected to generate a deficit of about $230,000 its first year, then break even its second and provide revenue for the district in its third year and beyond. Almost 200 students are currently enrolled in the program.

The loss of state aid was another reason for the levy increase; this year it dropped about $242,000. The district relies heavily on state aid, with 70 percent of its revenue coming from the state last year, but only 68 percent this year. Property taxes account for 25 percent of revenue, with federal aids contributing 1 percent and other revenues contributing 3 percent. Zero growth is anticipated in equalized value for the district, a change from 4.9 percent last year. The district has seen moderate increases in property values for the past several years and a 10 percent jump as recently as 2005.

Salaries and fringe benefits account for 85 percent of the budget, supporting the 215 full-time equivalent teaching positions and seven full-time equivalent instructional aid positions in the district.

About 15 residents spoke at the meeting, expressing dismay with ways the district is spending money, and calling school officials “irresponsible” for asking for such a large increase in taxes. Some questioned why teachers received a 4.3 percent wage increase and support staff received a 4 percent increase in an economic climate in which wages are being cut elsewhere. Paying insurance benefits for retired teachers was another policy that was challenged."

Tea Party Today

From The National Conversation. You still have time to get to Milwaukee.

"Today is the day people! Be Part of History!Americans For Prosperity - Wisconsin Chapter
& The Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty Present:

A Taxpayer Tea Party/Milwaukee Constitution Day Celebration!

WHAT: Wisconsin's Largest Tea Party

WHEN: TODAY, Saturday, September 19, 2009, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
WHERE: Veterans Park, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin"
The National Conversation (Raw)

Can Females Do Without

From Rush at the EIB.

If Obamacare will put an extra tax (your already paying a sales tax) on tampons etc, will females go without? Why not just have free feminine products paid for by government. Steve Kagen, slip this in and you will get more votes next year.

"Story #9: Baucus Health Care Bill Taxes Tampons, Condoms

RUSH: Folks, I kid you not. I'm not making this up. I have researched it. I got the e-mail. I spent some time looking at it. Trust me on this. The Baucus health care bill, I've got the provision, I've got the paragraph, footnote 103.

The Max Baucus health care bill taxes tampons, condoms, hearing aids, pregnancy tests, all kinds of medical devices, and many things are qualified as medical devices like a tampon or a condom or a hearing aid. There are taxes galore in the Baucus bill, which is why the hack from the Obama White House communications department for health care, Linda Douglass yesterday, did not pee on the bill. It's got taxes."
Stack of Stuff Quick Hits Page

I'll have to see if this will be taxed. I'm assuming if condoms are K-Y Gel would be too.

Blog Problem Update

Lost a couple of posts and lost all comments.

Had to re post out of Scribe Fire notes is where I lost all those GREAT comments to some of my posts.

I hope those that did comment accept my humble apology.

Big Hearted Catholic Church And ACORN

Mr Ellis writes what a lot of Catholics think but are afraid to say or do. It's worth the time to read the full text.

"ACORN and the Catholic Church: A Legacy of Big Hearts and Small Brains
by Ryan Ellis

Jesus told the first generation of bishops, the apostles, to be as wise as serpents and simple as doves. Up until very recently, this generation of bishops got it backwards when it came to ACORN.

There’s obviously been a lot of media attention this week on ACORN’s well-deserved meltdown. One aspect of this sad tale that should not be forgotten is the shameful way the Catholic Church has been played the fool over the years by ACORN."
Big Government » Blog Archive » ACORN and the Catholic Church: A Legacy of Big Hearts and Small Brains

For about fifty years, Catholics attending Mass the Sunday after Thanksgiving have been met with a second offertory collection for the “Catholic Campaign for Human Development” (CCHD). This is an arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), essentially a trade association for the 200 or so diocesan bishops in the U.S.

This collection is divided so that 25% of funds go to the local, diocesan CCHD offfice, and the other 75% are kicked upstairs to the head CCHD office at the USCCB. So, the local bishop has a profit-sharing incentive to push the collection. Parish pastors, even if they’re uncomfortable with where CCHD monies ultimately end up, don’t feel as if they can ruffle feathers with their boss to whom they have pledged a lifetime of obedience, the bishop. At my parish, and I would guess most other orthodox parishes, it’s offered without comment by the pastor (which savvy people can interpret as they see fit).

CCHD sent millions to ACORN over the past decade. We all know what ACORN did. Increasingly, it appeared that the Catholic Church was using the faithful’s monies to fund a group which steals elections for pro-abortion candidates for office. Many, including myself, were livid.

Today, the CCHD continues to state that ACORN receives no money, and that better safeguards are in place. However, one must ask the following questions:

1. Why did anyone think it was a good idea to fund ACORN in the first place?
2. Did those decision makers get fired, or are they still appropriating our money?
3. Why would anyone be stupid enough to give to this collection ever again?
4. Why haven’t the bishops disbanded CCHD, or at least made the collection optional for parishes?

Here is what I did, and what I would recommend to anyone. At my parish, 7 percent of the general collection every week is kicked upstairs to the diocese as a kind of tax or tribute. Because dollars are fungible, I don’t want that to happen with my money. So, I give only to capital campaign collections at my parish, which all stays there. My pastor is happy to receive my contribution any way in which I feel comfortable, and I’ve fulfilled my canon law obligation to support my parish financially (221.1).

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How Did I Miss This


For crying out loud he's going to be 52 in 2011
"Martin, Hendrick extend contract through 2011
By Jim Utter -
Friday, Sep. 18, 2009

LOUDON, N.H. - Mark Martin apparently isn't leaving full-time NASCAR racing again anytime soon.

On Friday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Martin has agreed to another contract extension, keeping him in the organization's No. 5 Chevrolet through the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season.

"Mark has been an unbelievable asset to our organization," said team owner Rick Hendrick. "I can't overstate the contribution he's made or the kind of teammate he's been, and we're excited that he'll race with us for the next two years.

"With his focus and dedication, he will continue to make all of us better."

In his first Cup campaign with Hendrick, Martin has won four races and equaled a career-best six poles. The team announced May 6 the veteran driver had agreed to forgo a part-time schedule and return full time for the 2010 season.

Friday's announcement came in conjunction with the naming of a new primary sponsor for Martin for 20 races beginning next season,, one of the leading Internet domain name registrar sites.

"As long as I can have fun, compete at a high level and have the opportunity to win, I'm going to continue to do this," Martin said. "I'm having a blast, and that's always been most important to me and my family." " Martin, Hendrick extend contract through 2011 |

Guess anyone who reads my blog will see Martin for two more years.


Why Newt ?

Got this e mail from AFP
Dear Paul,

We are excited to announce that Laura Ingraham will be joining former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, CNBC’s Larry Kudlow, radio host Hugh Hewitt, FOX News contributor Stephen Moore and John Fund, Senator Jim DeMint (SC), Congressman Mike Pence (IN). Congressman John Shadegg (AZ), Congressman Paul Ryan (WI) Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN) and many others at Americans for Prosperity Foundation's ™ 3rd Annual Defending the American Dream ™ Summit on October 2 and 3 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.

If Americans For Prosperity is a conservative group, why are they having Newt Gingrich as a speaker. I am surprised John McCain isn't on the list for October.There seems to be a disconnect on why real Americans are attending all these tea parties. They are attending because they're sick and tired of republicans sitting on couches talking about global warming. We don't need the country blue blooders!

To my sons and daughter, vote conservative, it wins every time. Never get sucked into RINO's!

That's my take.

WDNR On The Clock

From the newspaper of record, Lakeland-Times.
"9/17/2009 4:28:00 PM
Breaking News: Assembly Natural Resources Committee wants revisions to NR115
Richard Moore
Investigative Reporter

The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, meeting in executive session, voted today to return the proposed rule on shoreland revisions, NR115, to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for possible modifications, multiple legislative sources have told The Lakeland Times.

Specifically, the committee asked the DNR if the agency would consider unspecified revisions to the rule, an action that presumably gives the Legislature time to formally object to the rule, if it desires to do so.

Committee members were given until Monday to specify what modifications they would like to see. The agency has until Sept. 24 to respond.

According to the motion, if the DNR does not respond or declines to agree to modifications, the committee would then automatically object to the rule as being arbitrary and capricious. At that point, it would go the Legislature's Joint Committee for Administrative Rules, co-chaired by Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover), for further review.

This story will be updated as more details become available." Breaking News: Assembly Natural Resources Committee wants revisions to NR115


Post to Berry Laker family. For those that don't know Shopko, it is a department store chain that began in Wisconsin. Went to SHOP ko optical department store for glasses. My eyesight has been getting worse since I turned 50. 
"Eye Exam

We believe open communication is essential for successful treatment, and you are invited to share your eye care concerns with the optometrists." Shopko

What a load of crap

Ok, so a couple months ago I go to this place and purchase expensive bifocals. Mrs Berry Laker takes care of me. She said to get what will help my eye sight. Done deal.

So yesterday I break my clip on sungalses which I did not get from SHOP ko. I go to the store on Lineville and Cardinal Lane and they say they don't carry anything that will fit my glasses. For crying out loud, I bought these things here! Go to the Shopko down the road on Lineville. First, why are there two stores with in a mile of each other? Second, I go through those stupid roundabouts and the gal tells me , "we don't carry those sun glass clips here"! Can I go to Military to get them? "No, they don't have them either." What the heck!

OK, I buy espensive glasses at SHOP ko and they don't carry sunglasses for the glasses they sell? Guess I have to go back to Wal Mart and will not step foot in a SHOP ko again.

I know they were bought out, but can't they take care of the customers they have. To the Berry Laker clan,


Pulaski Wisconsin School District Stimulus Money

Since the Pulaski School Superintendent Mel E. Lightner, PHD is asking for a 12% tax increase for distinct residents, can they ask him what this money is for?

From The Wisconsin Office of Recovery and Reinvestment. The PORKULUS Bill

"Pulaski Community $733,318.00 IDEA Part B Grants
Pulaski Community $34,670.00 IDEA Part B Preschool Grants
Pulaski Community $2,769,404.00 State Fiscal Stabilization Fund - Education
Pulaski Community $151,150.00 Title I Grants"
Wisconsin Office of Recovery and ReinvestmentOffice of Recovery Program and Projects by County

He's worried about money, what is $3,688,542.00 for? That's 3.6 Million dollars people. What is this money for. The stone barn in South Chase is a drop in the bucket compared to this. People of Pulaski Wisconsin school district, can't you see whats going on here? Your being taken for a ride and taken for FOOLS.

I'm just asking the question. Is it time for a tea party?

The Snub Of My Ancestors

Since I have a mostly Polish heritage I thought I would pass this along.
"Soviet invasion of Poland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1939 Soviet invasion of Poland was a military operation that started without a formal declaration of war on 17 September 1939, during the early stages of World War II, sixteen days after the beginning of the Nazi German attack on Poland. It ended in a decisive victory for the Soviet Union's Red Army." Soviet invasion of Poland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I comment since the Obama administration snubed Poland today.

Happy Constitution Day

From Steve Over at Marketplace of Ideas.
"Today is a day that should have as much stature in our country as Independence Day, but does not — Constitution Day, the anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1786." Marketplace of Ideas Blog

This is what we

The Battle or Future Party In Pulaki Wisconsin

From NBC26.
"Pulaski Schools Consider 12% Tax Hike
Posted: Sep 16, 2009 06:20 PM
Holy Cow 12%
Controversy is brewing in Pulaski over a school tax hike. The district is considering raising property taxes by 12% to meet their budget. It comes after their state aid was cut by 2%. The superintendent also says lower property values and rising operating costs have them struggling. But the proposal is not sitting well with some.
Controversy, what controversy? So the state cut 2% and they want 12%. Where did the extra 10% come from? What is the extra 10% for? So property values are down and Mel wants the tax payers to pony up! Hey Mel, who's responsible for rising operating costs? Isn't Pulaski getting money from the stimulus? Geez I could of sworn they would get a couple bucks.

"Funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will go to school districts as follows (numbers represent total Title I, IDEA K-12 and IDEA preschool funding for each school district):"
Pulaski Community: $919,138
$919,138 dollars. As Stanley, a good friend that lived off of South Chase Rd once said, "WOWZY"
"We can't afford to pay anymore...I'm going ask the school reasonable in their request... a little while when things get better we'll be there to support them," says homeowner Gary Drzewiecki.
Gary, Gary, Gary, what don't you understand? Be reasonable?  Mel is saying, no discussion.
But superintendent, Mel Lightner, says, "We cannot afford drastic cuts to the education of our children." The school board is expected to vote on the hike next month. If it's approved the owner of a $200,000 house would pay $200 in school taxes. "
Pulaski Schools Consider 12% Tax Hike - WGBA -

WOWZY, "cannot afford drastic cuts to the education of our children" Mel takes the page out of the left's playbook, threaten to cut childrens education. Can the school board vote their own tax hike? What about a vote by taxpayers? What about "No taxation without representation"? I'll have to look into this. Hey Mel, why not give up some of your salary?

How many parents and tax payers in the Pulaski school district know they are getting $919,138 dollars to begin with. And the school superintendent wants more. What's he going to do when the stimulus runs out.

Let's take a page from the people of the Town of Pittsfield. People there fought their battle on road spending  Higher taxes in Pulaski needs to stop right now! The school district needs to live with in it's means. Maybe it's time for a Pulaski Tea Party.

What's say you people of Pulaski Wisconsin?

It's Russ's Turn

From Jo at
"Time to let Senator Feingold know how you feel about health care reform

Now. Tomorrow. Senator Russ Feingold is hosting a listening session in Milwaukee Friday September 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Vincent High School, 7501 N. Granville Road. The Senator’s announcement says the session will last “up to an hour.” " - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

Kagen Lied, Babies ..........

You fill in the blank. From The Maritime Sentry.
"Last week, President Obama said he would not support any health care bill that provided for federal funding of abortion. On Sunday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius underscored his pledge. Now an amendment that would bar abortion funding from H.R. 3200 has been drafted by Congressmen Bart Stupak and Joe Pitts. On September 10, they sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, Chairwoman of the Rules Committee, asking that they allow all members of the U.S. House of Representatives “the right to vote their conscience” on this amendment.
" The Maritime Sentry

At the listening sessions in August, Congressman Steve Kagen said funding for abortion is not in HR3200. Then why is there an amendment being added to the bill by Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak?

From Rhymes With Clown on August 6th.

"Earlier tonight when responding to a question, you indicated that H.R. 3200 did not allow for federal funding of abortion. If that is the case, then why did Representative Bart Stupak, a Democrat who represents the U.P., feel the need last week to offer an amendment to H.R. 3200 to explicitly prohibit funding for abortions." Rhymes With Clown: If I could have asked Steve Kagen a question

Will the MSM ask Congressman Kagen about his comments on abortion funding at the listening sessions and why Bart Stupak is trying to amend HR3200? They have the video and audio, please use it! Will Kagen get a pass?

How can we protect the unborn in this country with Steve Kagen in office. How can we believe what Congressman Kagen tells us on other issues in the Wisconsin 8th District? Steve Kagen lied to his constituents and he's on the record for saying it!

Oh no, I used the word lie, will I get rebuked?

Not One Cent

From the Shawano Leader.
"Menominee Tribe breaks ground on long-awaited transit facility
By Ellen Hickok-Wall, Leader Correspondent

KESHENA — Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday for a $5 million center to house the Menominee Regional Public Transit Department.

Not one cent of the money will come from tribal funds, said Laurie Boivin, Menominee Tribal Legislature vice chairwoman.

“More than half of the $5 million project is funded through stimulus dollars,” Boivin said.

The rest, she said, was obtained through federal grants and a small portion through Bureau of Indian Affairs funds."

Thank You
Congressman Kagen.

Thank You Comrade Obama

From Drudge and Yahoo.
"Obama scrapping missile shield for Czech, Poland
PRAGUE – The Czech prime minister says President Barack Obama has told him that the U.S. is abandoning plans to put a missile shield in the Czech Republic and Poland." Obama scrapping missile shield for Czech, Poland - Yahoo! News

Wonder if my sons in college will learn about the USSR? Berry Laker Son # 1& 2 . Something to think about/ From You Tube and the Beatles from 1968.

What Do Sea Gulls Have In Common With Wind Turbines

"Glenmore renews wind turbine permit
Press-Gazette and The Associated Press • September 16, 2009

GLENMORE — The Town Board on Monday renewed a conditional use permit for a Suamico developer for a seven-turbine wind project.

The town had approved a two-year permit for Thomas Mattson of Prelude LLC to establish his project, Town Clerk Lana Ossmann said.

"It's all in the same place," Mattson said. "All it was is a renewal of the permit."

He said he plans to erect seven turbines near Morrison and School roads.

With wind developers' interest in setting up in Glenmore, including Mattson and another company, the town adopted an ordinance regulating wind projects in 2006 and then tweaked that ordinance in 2007.

The state Senate on Tuesday took a step toward creating statewide standards for wind farms.

Developers say the local rules are so strict they can barely do business. Local officials say they base their restrictions on scientific data.

The Democratic measure calls for the state Public Service Commission to draw up standards such as setbacks, noise limits and height restrictions for wind farms that produce less than 100 megawatts.

The Democratic-controlled Senate approved the bill 23-9 Tuesday. Sens. Rob Cowles, R-Allouez, and Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, voted for the bill. Sen. Alan Lasee, R-Rockland, voted against it.

It now goes to the state Assembly."
Glenmore renews wind turbine permit | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Answer, they multiply, there a pain, you may never get rid of them and only environmentalists wacko's like them both. You start with 7, you then get 14,28,56,112 and who knows how many.

Like I said, try to get rid of them and it's dog gone impossible. The above picture could be the shore line of Green Bay if this nonsense doesn't stop. Wind mills from Green Bay to Mainette. I am surprised Cowles voted for this. Hope he's not going RINO? Sure looks like it.

Jon Stewart Busted ACORN

Great video from SBVOR
"Dear ACORN, Dear MSM:
When Jon Stewart busts you, it’s game over"
SBVOR: ACORN BUSTED - Jon Stewart & The Audacity of Hos

Steve Kagen's Stimulus - Government Take Over

From Barn On Air and radio station WCOW from Sparta. I'm not a farmer and don't claim to be. Trying to understand the MILC progam and Steve Kagen talking is hard to comprehend.

The following link gives audio from Steve Kagen from the 8th district from Wisconsin on how he talks about boosting up payments and retro money to farmers who are "under water"  on the Milk Income Loss Contract Program. Kagen wants get retro money back to January 1 for the farmers on their price of milk. Sounds like more stimulus. If these farmers are "underwater, are we throwing good money after bad?

 I understand farmers and all americans are having hard times because of this economy but I want to know why he needs to give them more bailout money retroactive from last January?  So some farmers are receiving  help and he wants to give them more? Another $350 million amendment is be tossed around for budget 2010. The way Kagen talks, it's like a bailout for farmers. If it is help for farmers, are the farmers really getting the money or is the NFU getting some or all? Who knows maybe ACORN is getting some money.
Is this a take over of farms like banks and General Motors. If farmers take this money will they now be owned by Washington?

I'm for helping farmers but will farmers sell their souls for money from Washington. Will they let government take them over in all aspects of their farm?  Let's help farmers in the right ways  and not let the liberals take over the family farm. $350 million, is there a better way.

Steve Kagen and another stimulus takeover. Is Kagen in campaign mode already?

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A Pimp A Hooker And ACORN

From TV 18 out of Eau Claire.
"Minn.'s Pawlenty orders review of state ACORN ties

Associated Press - September 16, 2009 5:04 PM ET

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A left-leaning community organizing group says it has no contracts with Minnesota that would be impaired by Gov. Tim Pawlenty's directive to cut off state money.

Pawlenty on Wednesday ordered a review and suspension of public contracts with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN. The potential 2012 presidential candidate says no state money would go to ACORN unless legally obligated.

ACORN is under fire after a hidden-camera story alleging illegal activities by some of its workers.

ACORN deputy political director Kevin Whelan says there are no present contracts that would be affected in Minnesota. Whelan says Pawlenty's move "seems like it's motivated by politics or publicity."" Minn.'s Pawlenty orders review of state ACORN ties - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Motivated by politics or publicity, Don't think so!

Guess I Will Blog A Couple More Years

From my exam in  Appleton from 9/11/09.
Let's see what my children will have when they're 52!

Notify patient of normal results.

Component- Value - Low - High
Cholesterol - 163 -  200  -
LDL...........- 108 -    0   -  129
HDL Choles - 42  -   39
Triglyceride  - 65  -  150
VLDL .........- 13  -   0   -   50
Chol/Hdl Ratio 3.9 - 4.5
Non HDL ....- 121-130
Glucise ........106 - 70 --  118
UREA Nitogen - 16 - 7  - 18
Creatinine -   0.95- 0.66 - 1.25
Calcium.....  - 9.3 - 8.6 - 10.0
Sodium ...... 135 - 132 - 147
Potassium - 4.6 - 3.6 - 5.5
Chloride .... 102 - 98 -  112


I'd say with God's blessing I'll be with everyone for a couple more years.
Looks good to me. I guess Kagen, Hansen, Schaber, Nelson and the other liberal left still have me around till they retire from politics. 

Three Cheers To The People of Pittsfield

Give credit to the people of the Town of Pittsfield Wisconsin. From The Green Bay Press.

"Pittsfield roads referendum fails
By charles davis • • September 16, 2009

PITTSFIELD — A Pittsfield referendum to increase the tax levy beyond the state-imposed cap for ongoing road construction failed Tuesday with about 75 percent of the voters opposing it.

"I take it as a sign from the people that they want us to hold our budget tight," said town Chairman Keith Deneys. "Probably for the next two years this town will not be doing major road repairs rather than filling potholes."

The special referendum asked voters to decide whether the town should be allowed to exceed the 3 percent state limit and increase the levy for the next fiscal year, 2010 and on an ongoing basis by a total of 38 percent, or about $200,000, to pay for road repairs and construction.

Voter turnout for the referendum was 217, with 55 people voting yes and 162 voting no." Pittsfield roads referendum fails | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

You can't spend what you don't have. Seems something is different in 2009. What will happen in the 2010 election. The tea party continues.

Again, if you see someone from Pittsfield, thank them and tell them they did the right thing in voting this down.

President Obama Blew His Sister Souljah Moment

I'm not sure if anyone has talked about this. I looked but so far couldn't find anything on it. Here's my take. Remember this from 1992 about Bill Clinton and his Sister Souljah moment. From the Boston Globe.
"Sister Souljah moments

By Joan Vennochi, Globe Columnist | September 16, 2007

BILL CLINTON invented the Sister Souljah moment. Is having one still a political requirement or more a political cliche?

Back in 1992, Clinton made headlines when he chastised rap artist and community activist Sister Souljah for saying, "If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?" His rebuke came in an appearance before Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition: "If you took the words, 'white' and 'black' and you reversed them, you might think David Duke was giving that speech," the then-presidential candidate said." Sister Souljah moments - The Boston Globe
Bill Clinton was on the ropes in the election of 1992 and moved hard right in his Sister Souljah moment. Remember the climb he had in the polls. Remember all the positive press coverage he got. Did he hide from his comment? Heck no! Clinton seized the moment and ran with it. He ran all the way to winning the 1992 election.

Now to 2009. From the Huff post on our president on Kanye West.

"UPDATE -- Sept. 15: The full audio of Obama's exchange about Kanye West has been posted by TMZ. Here's the transcript:

Q: Were your girls as hacked off as mine were that Kanye gave Taylor Swift the Joe Wilson treatment?

Obama: I thought that was really inappropriate. You know it was like she's getting an award -- why are you butting in? I, I hear you -- I agree with you.

Q: So does that count as the first question?

Obama: The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She's getting her award. What's he doing up there? He's a jackass. (Laughter) No, now -- this -- all this stuff -- I'm assuming all this stuff. Where's the pool? Come on guys. Cut the president some slack. I got a lot of other stuff on my plate. Yeah. Cause I remember last time it was the fly thing. Now that was the highlight of (trails off)" Obama: Kanye Is A "Jackass"

After his comment President Obama told the MSM to back off and cut him some slack! Didn't want anyone to hear him call an idiot a jackass! Obama could of seen his poll numbers go up, ( maybe not double digits ), if he just would of stood up for what he said and held his ground. Our President couldn't stand up for what in his own words was, "inappropraite". Kanye West showed his real self and it didn't look pretty. President Obama took an opportunity and let it slip through his fingers. He would of got three, four days of good press, Fawning stories about how he stands for all people in this country. He could of brought Taylor Swift to the white house for coffee. He could of had a bump in the polls. It was a win win for Obama. Hello, Mr Obama, it's called politics! What happened, he blew it!

This just shows the lack of judgement from our president. Obama is so far out of touch with most Americans in this country he had the power to do good and let it slip from his fingers.

Give Clinton credit in 92 and let's just point to the fact President Obama blew his own Sister Souljah moment. I didn't vote or agree with Bill Clinton but he knew politics and he knew what to do with an opportunity. Seems like President Obama and his pals have no idea how to seize the moment. With leadership like this, you wonder why we can't believe anything from this administration.

It's not an understatement, Obama blew his Sister Souljah moment.

Majoe Blog Problem

Sorry folks, have another blog problem. I had to delete the past two days of post looking for the bug. We had a lot of good comments too!

Sorry again, I need to rethink the way I blog.

Hopefully back up soon!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wisconsin 8th District Canidate Thursday

Great information from Jermey at Rhymes With Clown. A meeting with 8th District candidate Andy Williams in Appleton on Thursday.
"Tuesday, September 15, 2009
WI-8 Candidate Andy Williams Event
Andy Williams, Republican candidate for Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District, will be at the monthly meeting of the Outagamie County Republican Women this Thursday, September 17th.

The meeting is open to the public and is held at The Appleton Yacht Club-1200 South Lutz Street, Appleton. The meeting starts at 6:20 PM and Andy will take questions.

If you are at all interested in Wisconsin 8th district politics I encourage you to attend." Rhymes With Clown: WI-8 Candidate Andy Williams Event

Not sure if I can make it but hope the people that attend ask some good hard hitting questions of Mr Williams.

Specific answers to specific questions. It's everyone's civic duty to get involved with candidates that they might be voting for in 2010. Hope someone could get at least audio.

Thanks Jeremy,

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What The Heck Happened In The 6th District

From JSOnline.

Who's congresman is this?
"Moore, Petri break cross party lines on Joe Wilson rebuke
By Diana Marrero of the Journal Sentinel
Sept. 15, 2009 5:53 p.m.

Washington – The House voted Tuesday to rebuke Rep. Joe Wilson for calling President Barack Obama a liar during the president’s health care speech to Congress last week.

The 240-179 vote on a resolution expressing disapproval over the outburst was largely along party lines. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) was among only 12 Democrats who voted against the resolution. Rep. Tom Petri (R-Fond du Lac) was among the seven Republicans who voted to admonish Wilson.

House leaders agreed to offer a resolution on the House floor after Wilson refused to publicly apologize for shouting “You lie” during Obama’s speech. House Democrats said Wilson had broken congressional rules of civility and decorum during a joint session. Republican leaders called the vote a “witchhunt.”

Moore said through a spokeswoman that she voted against the resolution because she wanted to keep her “eyes on the prize,” referring to health care reform efforts.

Other members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation voted with their party on the issue. Here’s how they voted:

Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison), Steve Kagen (D-Appleton), Ron Kind (D-La Crosse), David Obey (D-Wausau) and Petri supported the resolution.

Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) and Moore opposed the measure." Moore, Petri break cross party lines on Joe Wilson rebuke - JSOnline

Is somebody going to ask Tom about this vote?

Sam Adams Should Give A Miller Chill To Old Milwauke Democrats

From MacIver and The Badger Herald.
"The Badger Herald
Legislator proposes increased beer tax
Bill to raise cost by $8 per barrel, 3 cents per 12 ounce bottle; Berceau's proposition first hike since 1969

For the first time since 1969, the Wisconsin State Legislature is contemplating raising the state's beer tax.

The bill, authored by Rep. Terese Berceau, D-Madison, would increase the beer tax from $2 to $10 per barrel, resulting in an increase in price of less than three cents per 12-ounce bottle of beer. " MacIver Institute
From $2.00 to $10.00 a barrel. Why not $20.00 a barrel, how about $30.00 a barrel. Let's just ban beer and alcohol? Sam Adams and the tea party people need shove a Miller Chill at Old Milwaukee democrats and nip this before it get's out of hand. It will be interested if it does pass, who in the republican party will vote for this. Remember the dems don't need their votes to pass this. They can do it all by them selves.

Can you see a commercial showing
Dave Hansen 30th Senate District Democrat, Penny Bernard Schaber 57th Assembly District or Representative Thomas Nelson 5th Assembly District Democrat picture of them in the back round and someone pouring a beer into a glass with no bottom. Your hard earned beer money and taxes are being poured away. It's time for change in Madison.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Three A's, C, D and F

From Ol' Braod and Gun Owners of America
Wisconsin Representatives

GOA House Ratings for the 111th Congress

GOA House Ratings for the 111th Congress
A+ Pro-Gun Leader: introduces pro-gun legislation.
A & A- Pro-Gun Voter: philosophically sound.
B & B- Pro-Gun Compromiser: generally leans our way.
C & C- Leans Our Way: occasionally.
D & D- Leans Anti-Gun: usually against us.
F Anti-Gun Voter: a philosophically committed anti-gunner.
F- Anti-Gun Leader: outspoken anti-gun advocate who carries anti-gun legislation.
NR Not rated: Refused to answer his or her questionnaire; no track record.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The NASCAR Chase Begins

"1 +9 Mark Martin 5040 Leader 26 6 4 9 14
2 -1 Tony Stewart 5030 -10 26 0 3 13 18
3 -- Jimmie Johnson 5030 -10 26 1 3 9 15
4 -- Denny Hamlin 5020 -20 26 0 2 9 14
5 +1 Kasey Kahne 5020 -20 26 0 2 5 10
6 -4 Jeff Gordon 5010 -30 26 0 1 12 18
7 -- Kurt Busch 5010 -30 26 0 1 7 14
8 +5 Brian Vickers 5010 -30 26 6 1 4 13
9 -4 Carl Edwards 5000 -40 26 0 0 7 11
10 -1 Ryan Newman 5000 -40 26 1 0 5 12
11 -3 Juan Montoya 5000 -40 26 1 0 2 12
12 -1 Greg Biffle 5000 -40 26 0 0 8 12"