Saturday, September 26, 2009

God And Our Faith

Mrs Berry Laker and I home watching TV on TCM and we catch the last 45 minutes of Ben Hur. It's hard to explain to non believers when you see your faith so real in a movie on the screen.

Update, When you see even in a movie,

the hand of God

"Ben-Hur (1959) " Ben-Hur (1959)

As President Roosevelt Said, Bully

From Real Debate.
"September 26, 2009
I never thought I would see the day that the French President made more sense than the US President.

You may have missed the comments of President Sarkozy's remarks this week as US media ignored them.

From the Big Government blog.

Sarkozy: “We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions.”

The rest of Sarkozy’s remarks were, well, remarkable:

“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.

“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.
" Real Debate Wisconsin: I never thought I would see the day that the French President made more sense than the US President.

8:00 pm Mass Tonight, James 5:1-6

Just Got back from "St. Casimir Parish".

To go along with some of my posts today. or the last one, take your pick.
"Warning to Rich Oppressors
1Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. 2Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.[a] 6You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you." James 5:1-6 - Passage Lookup - New International Version -

Steve Kagen, Arrogant, Pampas Rear End

I have to comment again on the incompetence of our 8th district congressman. How many people in Wisconsin can pay cash for their medical care like Steve Kagen? How can he say this to people with a straight face?
"“Did she ask them to negotiate the price?” Kagen said. “What your readership needs to understand is that the hospitals are charging what they can get. I would ask, ‘What’s the lowest you’ve charged in the past for that procedure?’”" The Rhinelander Daily News - Online news and information for the Rhinelander, Wisconsin region

What the readership needs to understand is that Kagen is a millionaire! How many people in Wisconsin negotiate with their doctor? Isn't that what most or all insurance companies do? How arrogant is our Congressman to tell a couple to negotiate their health care when they don't have a pot to pee in? Sorry, I am TICKED! How many people in Wisconsin are millionaires like Steve Kagen. From WisPolitics from June.
"The Congressman during 2008 engaged in the purchase and sale of a number of similar assets, including buying Green Bay bonds worth between $100,000 and $250,000 and selling Puerto Rico Commonwealth bonds for the price of between $100,000 and $250,000.

Additionally, Kagen reported Port St. Lucie, Fla. real estate holdings worth between $250,000 and $500,000; and a financial trust worth between $1 million and $5 million.
" WisPolitics DC Wrap: Wis. congressional delegation release financial holdings

So he has big bucks and will take care of you for health care. Did Steve Kagen tell you if you don't buy health insurance in the new plan , YOU GO TO JAIL, GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL! From Stepping Right Up.
"No healthcare, go to jail

You guys think I am goofing around here, but I am not. Being reported by the Politico:

This doesn't happen often enough.

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold."

The note was a follow-up to Ensign's questioning at the markup" Stepping Right Up!: No healthcare, go to jail

I'm sorry, Why will no one in the MSM call out Kagen on his arrogance of money that he has and others don't. I hate people who flaunt their money around. An he says he's for the little people. He in it for himself, it's just a matter of time before people see the truth.

What An Arrogant, Pampas Ass!

The New Rules Of The Right

Huh! Maybe after the last 50 years we need to rethink this. A friend of mine once told me, "You tell me the rules and I'l tell you how to play the game." From Big Gov and NRO
"Rules for Counter-Radicals
Andrew Breitbart, Internet juggernaut.

By Kathryn Jean Lopez

"“Bypass the Gatekeepers.”
“Don’t Wait for Authorization.”
“Target Your Villain.”
“Adapt and Innovate.”
“Embrace the Attacks.”
“Fight Small, Win Big.”

It all sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Again, these are pieces of advice from Kossak-in-chief Markos. But it could very well tell the story of the launch of Breitbart’s Big Government." Rules for Counter-Radicals by Kathryn Jean Lopez on National Review Online

Isn't This How ACORN Works?

From The Green Bay Press.
"Brown County Jail phone scam under investigation
BY Mike Hoeft • • September 26, 2009

Some Brown County Jail inmates found a way to take advantage of phone software and make thousands of collect calls that were charged to local businesses and county offices, investigators say.

More than a dozen inmates may be involved and could face charges in the phone scam, Brown County Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Sanborn said Friday.

The jail contracts with a private phone vendor, Inmate Calling Solutions, which has since fixed the software program, said Brown County Sheriff Dennis Kocken.

ICS could not be reached for comment Friday.

The largest bill charged was for $2,400. Calls were billed to five law offices and six county departments.

The scheme had more than two dozen victims." Brown County Jail phone scam under investigation | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Happy Days Are Here Again

Well maybe not. Thought I would post this and compare it to September when it comes out.

From The Green Bay Press.
"Jobless rate drops across the region
By Nathan Phelps • • September 24, 2009

Unemployment rates dropped in seven Northeastern Wisconsin counties last month, according to a report from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued Wednesday.

Statewide, unemployment rates dropped in 69 of 72 counties.

Brown County's rate — not seasonally adjusted — was 7.7 percent in August, a dip from 8 percent in July but well over the rate of 4.3 percent in August 2008.

The state's unemployment figure is 8.4 percent, according to the report. That's down from 8.8 percent last month.

Other August numbers from counties in the Green Bay area include:

# Door: 6.7 percent, down from 6.9

# Kewaunee: 7.7 percent, down from 7.8

# Manitowoc: 9.6 percent, down from 10

# Marinette: 11.4 percent, down from 12.5

# Oconto: 10.5 percent, down from 11.3

# Shawano: 8.5 percent, down from 8.8

Menominee County continues to lead the state in unemployment at 17.8 percent, but even that is a reduction compared with July's figure of 18.1 percent.

Green Bay's unemployment figure was 11.8 percent last month, down from 12.4 the previous month." Jobless rate drops across the region | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Hope And Change Is Good, Well Maybe Not

All you Obamaites, I thought the economy is good. I thought hope and change would take care of everything? The reason wasn't given but you can guess the economy stinks. Don't you just love hope and change. Tillman won't be the last. How much more change can we take!
From the Green Bay Press.

"Tillmann Landscape Nursery going out of business

September 26, 2009

Tillmann Landscape Nursery, 2735 University Ave., is going out of business after nearly 70 years.

Owner Steve Tillmann of Green Bay declined to comment on the closure.

Employees learned of the decision this week, and the store is holding a 75 percent off sale this weekend. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Store operations include landscape design and installation, garden center, floral division, interior division, maintenance division and wholesale container and field growing operations." Tillmann Landscape Nursery going out of business | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Where Is Steve Kagen On Border Patrol Cuts

From CNS News.
"Administration Will Cut Border Patrol Deployed on U.S-Mexico Border
Thursday, September 24, 2009
By Terence P. Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief

( - Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border." - Administration Will Cut Border Patrol Deployed on U.S-Mexico Border

Remember Steve Kagen back on 07 and his votes on the border and immigration.

"-Steve Kagen voted against prohibiting taxpayer funding for so called “sanctuary cities” that harbor illegal immigrants. (Roll Call 485; June 15, 2007)

- Steve Kagen voted against full funding for the construction of the border fence as mandated by Congress. (Roll Call 490; June 15 , 2007)

- Steve Kagen voted against requiring persons receiving federal housing assistance to provide valid identification. (Roll Call 628; July 12, 2007)

- Steve Kagen voted to give illegal immigrants taxpayer-funded healthcare benefits. (Roll Call 787; August 1, 2007)

- Steve Kagen voted against a motion that would have prevented illegal immigrants from accessing federal housing assistance, which is intended for low-income Americans. (Roll Call 814; August 2, 2007)

- Steve Kagen again voted against a measure designed to prevent illegal immigrant from receiving government housing assistance funds. (Roll Call 875; September 18, 2007) " Berry Laker

Will anyone ask him what he thinks about the border patrol cut backs?

What If It Was Bush

What if this happened under Bush's watch. Lets just add Bush in red.

From Independent World.
"Ahmadinejad has enough uranium to go whole way'
Senior US official says secret facility is right size to make 'bomb or two a year'
By David Usborne and Andrew Grice in Pittsburgh
Saturday, 26 September 2009

The crisis in relations with Iran escalated ominously yesterday after the leaders of the US, Britain and France accused the regime in Tehran of operating a secret uranium enrichment facility buried deep in a mountain bunker near the ancient religious city of Qom. Barack Obama (George Bush) called Iran's activity "a direct challenge" to the international community.

The accusations were made public in an extraordinary joint statement by the US President, flanked by Gordon Brown and the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy before the start of the G20 economic summit in Pittsburgh.

Iran had previously insisted that its plant at Natanz, which is open to international inspection, was the only one involved in enrichment. The new revelation sharply raises the stakes at a time when Israel has been signalling that military strikes against Iran are on the table.
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Iran's first response was one of familiar defiance. "If I were Obama's (Bush's) adviser, I would definitely advise him to refrain from making this statement because it is definitely a mistake," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview with Time magazine in New York.

Western sources said the plant at Qom, 120 miles south-west of Tehran, is not yet operational. But it is designed to hold about 3,000 centrifuge machines, which would provide the uranium needed to produce one atomic bomb a year. "Iran has enough uranium to go the whole way," one Western diplomat said. A senior US official said that number of centrifuges could not produce enough uranium to make sense commercially for power generation. "But if you want to use the facility to produce a small amount of weapons-grade uranium, enough for a bomb or two a year, it's the right size."

He stressed that making a bomb was "still some way off" but that the plant gives Iran "more options." French officials said the secret plant was in a "heavily protected" area under the control of the Revolutionary Guards loyal to Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad.

If nonplussed that the plant's cover has been so dramatically blown, Iran's President insisted his government was in compliance with the rules of the International Atomic Energy Agency. "This does not mean we must inform Mr Obama's (Bush's)administration of every facility that we have," he said. Mr Obama's (Bush's) claim "simply adds to the list of issues to which the United States owes the Iranian nation an apology over".

Later, Mr Ahmadinejad softened his tone telling reporters that Iran was in fact ready to give international inspectors access to the Qom facility. "We have no fears," he said.

Yet for Mr Obama (Bush), the revelation will bolster the case for tougher sanctions on Iran, if its regime does not bend now to calls for enrichment to stop. It also ratchets up tensions significantly on the eve of talks scheduled next Thursday in Geneva between the regime and six world powers, including Britain, the US and Russia.

"The Iranian government must now demonstrate through deeds its peaceful intentions or be held accountable to international standards and international law," Mr Obama (Bush) said. His French and British peers portrayed even deeper indignation. "The level of deception by the Iranian government and the scale of what we believe is a breach of international commitments, will shock and anger the whole international community and it will harden our resolve," Mr Brown said, adding that it was time to "draw a line in the sand". He went on: "This is the third time they have been caught red-handed, not telling the truth."

Mr Sarkozy set a deadline of December for Iran to put everything on the table and provide proof that it is not attempting to weaponise nuclear technology. New sanctions could include a ban of the sale of refined petrol to Iran, which could seriously harm the regime but also hurt much of the population

British intelligence agencies played a "big part" in uncovering the plant, working closely with their American and French counterparts, diplomats said. The intelligence has been shared with Israel, but British sources are playing down the prospect of military action. One said: "We are a long way from that. We have no interest in a military operation against Iran or anybody undertaking such an operation."

Even as Mr Ahmadinejad was speaking to Time, his officials in Tehran were acknowledging the plant's existence. "In order to preserve its definite rights [in] the peaceful use of nuclear energy, Iran has taken a successful step and created a semi-industrial plant to enrich nuclear fuel," Ali Akbar Salehi, its nuclear energy agency chief, said in a statement.

Iran insists its enrichment programme is for civilian purposes and other countries have no right to interfere. But Western governments have long doubted this. British sources said the intelligence on Qom specifically suggests it is not consistent with plans for electricity generation.

US officials said that Western intelligence had found out about the Qom plant several months ago and that Mr Obama (Bush)had been briefed on it even before he took office. Exactly how they cracked the wall of secrecy erected by Iran around it has not been divulged.

Iran itself then became aware that the West had got wind of the concealed plant. On Monday, it sent a cryptic letter to the IAEA in Vienna in which it spoke for the first time of a "pilot uranium enrichment plant" in addition to the one at Natanz. It added that additional information would be furnished to the agency in due course.

All this off-stage drama was unfolding just as world leaders were gathering first for the UN General Assembly in New York and then in Pittsburgh for the G20 summit. Mr Ahmadinejad, last night cancelled a press conference he had been scheduled to give at the UN before leaving New York.

The game had already moved on after the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, signalled that Moscow was dropping its opposition to new sanctions against Iran. The switch was attributed to Mr Obama's (Bush's) decision a week ago to drop the US anti-missile shield in eastern Europe. But a senior US administration official revealed that the information about Qom was shared by Mr Obama (Bush) with President Medvedev during a bilateral meeting in New York on Wednesday. That may have helped modify Mr Medvedev's thinking.

Iran fights back: President tells US it's making 'a big mistake'

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fought back against claims of illegal concealment last night, saying that it was the United States that should be apologising to Iran and that Barack Obama (George Bush) was making a big mistake which would ultimately play into the Islamic Republic's favour.

In an interview with Time magazine, which took place as the US President was ratcheting up pressure on him from Pittsburgh, Mr Ahmadinejad shrugged off accusations of a secret underground second nuclear facility. "If I were Obama's (Bush's) adviser, I would definitely advise him to refrain from making this statement because it is definitely a mistake. It would definitively be a mistake," he told Time editors in New York, where he had been attending the UN General Assembly.

"We have no secrecy, we work within the framework of the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency]," he added. "This does not mean we must inform Mr Obama's (Bush's) administration of every facility that we have."

Far from seeming contrite, Mr Ahmadinejad went on the offensive saying that by bringing up the uranium facility, the US President, "simply adds to the list of issues to which the United States owes the Iranian nation an apology over. Rest assured that this will be the case. We do everything transparently".

Mr Ahmadinejad also hinted that the attack by the US, France and Britain might be just the thing around which his deeply fractured nation might rally. " 'Ahmadinejad has enough uranium to go whole way' - Middle East, World - The Independent

Wonder how the liberal media will play this out?

Health Care Questions, The Northern Wisconsin View

From The Rhinelander Daily Press. I understand people having health care issues but from the following article, I have a few questions. You can read the whole article at the press. I did not comment on the whole thing.
"Last Updated: Friday, September 25, 2009 11:48 PM CDT
The face of the debate
Health care discussion digresses as families lose

By Giles Morris
Daily News Staff

Last week, Necia Merckx of Rhinelander fell into the middle of the great American health care debate when she lost her job as a title clerk.

The 28-year-old Merckx and her husband, Nick, pay $350 per month for an insurance plan with a $4,000 deductible that doesn’t cover her prescriptions." The Rhinelander Daily News - Online news and information for the Rhinelander, Wisconsin region
Does or should the Merckx's Car insurance pay for gasoline, oil changes and car washes?
Merckx needs a prescription for a condition she was diagnosed with as an 18-year-old and she takes birth control pills because she says she and Nick aren’t financially ready to start a family.

The medication her doctor recommended for her condition would cost $120 per month under their current plan, so she took the next best option for $40 per month. Birth control would cost her $60 per month so instead she uses the reproductive clinic at the Oneida County Health Department, which bills on a sliding scale.

Can someone tell me who is subsidizing her birth control pills? Isn't it the tax payers?
“How many people want to pay $350 out of pocket for the doctor to say it’s a virus and you have to wait it out?” Merckx said. “I was talking to my husband the other day and saying maybe we should drop our health insurance. With the economy the way it is we really have to assess what’s more important. It’s a sad thing if you have to decide between a roof over your head or health insurance this month.”
Why would you want to pay $350 if it's only a virus? People call the doctor's today for minor aches and pains, no wonder health care is expensive.
But in addition to her prescriptions and doctors’ visits, Necia also went to St. Mary’s Hospital for a urinary tract infection and ended up having her appendix removed at a cost of $26,000.

The paper doesn't really say but did she really pay $26,000.00 for her appendix being removed or was that the amount the insurance company paid?
Five years ago, before she was married, Merckx had her own insurance. She paid $50 per pay period for comprehensive coverage with a $500 deductible.

“I don’t know why insurance went up so much, but it would be nice to know. Did it go up because the insurance companies are padding their pockets? Or because the cost of everything else went up?
Why doesn't she know the answer? Obviously she only believes what she see on T V, what she reads in the Daily press and what her liberal friends tell her. No wonder she has no answer.
Dr. Terrance Moe of Country Doc’s in Eagle River runs an independent general medicine practice. Moe is all too familiar with cases like Necia Merckx’s.

Moe has been a doctor for 35 years and has run his current practice for the last five. He said his decision to open an independent practice was based on his desire to espouse older values that govern the doctor/patient relationship.

“I’m projecting an image of the old country doctor that everyone could rely on and would put their concerns first and treat them as human being not as a piece of cattle with a number,” Moe said.

“I just get by. I’ve given an incredible amount of free care because people come in without insurance and they run up a bill and I treat them and they can’t pay and then I don’t see them again,” Moe said. “I have a tremendous amount of uncollected bills. If we had a single payer system there wouldn’t be any unpaid bills.”

Good for him, he's giving back to the community and is helping people who can't afford it. In the end you see it is money that drives Dr Moe, if only government would pay his unpaid bills! Why is the government not paying him for his bills? Is there a cap on medicare, medicaid payments?
Moe believes the first step in the solution should be preventing insurance companies from denying coverage on the grounds of pre-existing conditions.

“They’re not in the business of providing insurance anymore. They’re in the business of denying coverage,” said Moe. “Instead of spreading out the costs across the population that’s insured, they want to cherry pick the healthy ones and keep the profits for themselves.”

There, he finally admits his liberal beliefs, "spreading out the costs across the population that’s insured", that's right the middle class have to pay for everyone who can't or won't.
Moe said the American healthcare system will not suffer as a result of a public option.

“Will you have to wait longer for an elective procedure? Yes. But that’s a small inconvenience compared to someone going bankrupt because they don’t have insurance,” said Moe. “The whole thing can be done revenue neutral. All you do is extend the benefits of Medicare to age 45 and sell it at cost to the people between 45 and 50.”
There's the catch, "wait longer for an elective procedure", so rationed care is the solution. Hey Dr Moe, how's it work in Canada?
Biolo said Republicans are not rejecting reform initiatives — pointing to Newt Gingrich’s Center For Health Transformation plan and to Congressman Paul Ryan’s (R-Janesville) “Patients’ Choice Act” — but instead are rejecting solutions that interfere with a market-based approach.
Yes there are alternatives but does Dr Moe even know about them? Has Necia Merckx heard about Wisconsin Paul Ryan's plan? Answer to both, they didn't and don't care. One wants a government take over and the other wants it all for free.
“I think we could all agree that people that are down and out a compassionate society would want to take care of their healthcare, but the debate should be about how we are going to pay for them,” Biolo said. “We need to engage in these specific kind of arguments and we haven’t really done that. It sounds cold, but I don’t know of anything in the Constitution that guarantees the right to healthcare.”
Here Pete Biolo gives good answers to good questions, but as usual with those on the left, it falls on deaf ears.
Kagen has pushed for a reform package that contains three fundamental features — no discrimination due to pre-existing conditions, pricing transparency for healthcare services across the system, and a standard plan for insurance that would create competition between government and private providers.

Here Steve Kagen weighs in. When has government ever created competition between them and private business? Why are doctors paid a cap on medicare and medicaid payments? Gov. tells them how much they will be paid and the difference is made up by charging someones else s insurance company to make it up. Thanks Congressman Kagen, that sounds fair. You wonder why we have problems today.
“In my lifetime our insurance companies divided our communities. They separated mother from child,” Kagen said. “When America begins to stop pointing fingers and start solving problems as a community then we can move forward on this issue.”

Comrade Kagen, only government separated mother from child, shall we bring up abortion? He throws that word community out there. Sounds like communism to me.
“Did she ask them to negotiate the price?” Kagen said. “What your readership needs to understand is that the hospitals are charging what they can get. I would ask, ‘What’s the lowest you’ve charged in the past for that procedure?’”
Mr Kagen, Necia and her husband are not a millionaire like you. They cannot pay cash like you. How can he make such a outlandish statement about people who need help. The poor gal was supposed to ask for a break on her $26,000.00 appendix removal. Can you see how out of touch Kagen is?
Kagen admitted the specifics of the healthcare debate are complex. He pointed to Wisconsin’s Senior Care program as a success story for the type of state-level insurance cooperative outlined in the plans calling for “exchanges.” The program has allowed around 100,000 low-income seniors to obtain cheaper prescription drugs by negotiating as a large purchasing pool.

According to Kagen, the plans he supports would allow small businesses to purchase insurance in similar purchasing pools. Kagen said his sources have told him that about 50 members of the Senate currently support some kind of public option but that Sen. Max Baucus’s (D-Montana) Senate Finance Committee has voted against the creation of a standard plan for coverage.

“When people look at this issue they’ve got to start saying, ‘Who’s side are you on?’ I’m working hard to make sure that there’s a bill in the House that works because small businesses can’t hold their heads above water any longer and people can’t continue to pay exorbitant prices for insurance,” Kagen said.

Here Kagen throws in Senior Care and prescription costs for seniors. The article is about people who can't afford insurance and government take over of all the health system. What is he talking about? Small business can't keep there head above water because of government regulation. They will drop there insurance to their employees and let government health care take over. Why should they pay if government will. Then we will talk about rationing like Dr Moe is pushing for.
In the meantime, the Merckx family and a whole host of other people are waiting and watching to see if healthcare reform will actually result in affordable health insurance.

So the Daily press says, "in the meantime". Once Kagen and the left take over health care, it will be too late to stop, like water over the dam. Rationing care, death panels, assisted suicide, planned families, all thanks to Steve Kagen and the liberal left. The Merckx family is falling on hard times. You have to give them credit, They are holding on. I don't think they really want government run health care. They are scared and they are being promised free health care and don't see what the end result will be for them and others like them. It will be too late if Kagen and his pals get this passed.

Has anyone asked Steve Kagen about Paul Ryans plan? Has he read it? Does he know the specifics of the Ryan plan? Sorry, that's a silly question.

When you read from the liberal press, you have to ask questions and read between the lines. Politicians like Steve Kagen are looking for puff pieces on health care to get people brainwashed into their government run health care. Be informed, it's your responsibility.

Oconto Wisconsin, Ghost Town Celabration

From Fox 11

"Celebration to mark Hwy. 41 project

Updated: Friday, 25 Sep 2009, 12:22 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 25 Sep 2009, 12:22 PM CDT

OCONTO - The Department of Transportation plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 17 to mark the completion of the Hwy. 41 expansion project in Oconto County.

The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 41 and 22 in Oconto. Among the dignitaries invited to participate are Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, US Congressman Steve Kagen, Transportation Secretary Frank Busalacchi and other state and local officials. Plans also include participation by the Oconto High School band and local veterans.

Following the ribbon cutting, the celebration will continue until 7 p.m. Some of the many activities include a DJ, food, refreshments, children’s activities, helicopter rides, and a classic car and motorcycle parade." Celebration to mark Hwy. 41 project

Sure I will like going around Oconto on my way to the UP but what will happen to the city of Oconto? Will people stop at the McDonalds, Thompson's County Market, or the Dairy Queen? The bypass sure gave a lot of jobs to the road builders, highway sign makers and numerous state workers but what will the bypass do for the city of Oconto?

Jim Doyle will be gone as governor and all we can thank is Congressman Steve Kagen for turning Oconto Wisconsin into a ghost town of higher unemployment. Watch for photos of the event in next years election! All you people that love roundabouts, please attend. The so called celebration will be at the roundabout on the 41 / 22 exit . I sure hope it doesn't happen but I sometimes see the end result of lining the pockets of the road builders and campaign pockets of politicians. Remember Wittenburg, Coleman and Pound to name a few.

Yes, I am being cynical but what does big government ultimately do to the people of this country? I'll let Oconto and Peshtigo answer that question on a later date.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Deer Hunting, Ted Nugent Style

From Tom McMahon.
Ted Nugent On Deer Hunting

As reported by Phil Proctor:

Rock star and avid bow hunter, Ted Nugent, was being interviewed by a French journalist, and when the discussion touched on deer hunting the journalist asked, "What do you think is the last thought in the head of a deer before you shoot him? Is it, 'Are you my friend?' or is it 'Are you the one who killed my brother?''"

Nugent paused for a moment and then replied, "Deer aren't capable of that kind of thinking. All they care about is, 'What am I going to eat next, who am I going to have sex with next, and can I run fast enough to get awa"
Tom McMahon: Ted Nugent On Deer Hunting

School Board Recall

Why does it sometimes have to get to a recall to get school board members to give our children an education with in the most cost-effective manner for which they are responsible. Why do some school board members have no common sense when it comes to spending and education. It gets to this point because, well, how many levy increases will people take before they see what incompetency really is. People have said that things could get volatile.
From The Lakeland-Times.

"9/25/2009 9:43:00 AM
Voters go to polls Tuesday in Mercer School board recall election Incumbent Shannon Hiller challenged by two other candidates
Joe VanDeLaarschot

Voters in the Mercer School District will be heading to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots after district residents had gathered enough names on a petition to force the recall election concerning current school board member Shannon Hiller.

The other two names on the ballot will be longtime Mercer area resident Deanna Pierpont and former Mercer School Board member Karl Anderson.

The petition forcing the recall election contained 230 signatures. A minimum of 205 signatures were required to force holding Tuesday's vote." Voters go to polls Tuesday in Mercer School board recall election

Pierpont has been a resident of the Mercer area for 46 years. She said that if she is elected she will dedicate herself to helping the children in the community to get the best possible education in the most cost-effective manner.

"Tax dollars have been squandered here recently paying for unnecessary expenditures," Pierpont said.

She cited $130,000 "to buy off the contract of a former administrator and $10,000 on unnecessary lawyers fees in the most recent fiasco."

Joe VanDeLaarschot can be reached at

Qualifying, AAA 400 Dover International Speedway

Qualifying order, 3:10 pm Esastern Dover Del.

"1 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Polaroid
2 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T
3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt
4 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar
5 98 Paul Menard Ford Energizer / Menards
6 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Burger King
7 96 Bobby Labonte Ford DLP
8 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell
9 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac
10 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy's Geek Squad
11 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries
12 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal
13 6 David Ragan Ford UPS
14 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army
15 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1
16 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground
17 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel's
18 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull
19 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Vaseline Men Body Lotion
20 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M
21 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine
22 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite
23 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts
24 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge Valvoline
25 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox
26 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser
27 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Super 8
28 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's
29 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil
30 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Kellogg's / Carquest
31 20 Joey Logano* Toyota The Home Depot
32 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Camping World
33 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont
34 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing
35 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy
36 4 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Morgan McClure Motorsports
37 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies
38 82 Scott Speed* Toyota Red Bull
39 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet TRG Motorsports
40 09 Mike Bliss Dodge Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
41 36 Michael McDowell Toyota Wave Energy Drink
42 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports
43 37 Tony Raines Dodge Long John Silver's
44 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports "

My Endorsement For Governor

Since Ron Kind has stepped away from the governors race

I hereby endorse for Wisconsin Governor,

Steve Kagen

Actor Will Farrell Hates Farmers ?

From The TrogloPunit.
"Actor Will Farrell hates farmers, hopes they stay poor.

Okay, maybe not literally. But he sure doesn’t want them getting rich. Or even comfortable.

Because that would be wrong."

You need to go to Trogs site to see the video. From his post.
"There are a lot of rich doctors out there, too, the greedy bastards. Imagine: getting rich by charging people money for their basic needs!

But, y’know, there are needs even more basic than health care. Food, for example. Without food, there’s really very little need for doctors and hospitals. Right? A doctor can’t keep you from starving to death if there’s no food (and if he’s unwilling to open a vein).

So: grocery stores. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI). Distribution companies. Trucking companies. Big corporations who make millions – billions – by processing and selling food products to the people who would starve without them.

Farmers, for crying out loud. No, farmers aren’t getting rich. Most of them, anyway. Not in my neck of the woods. They’re mostly family farms around here, and they struggle to make ends meet.

And that’s a good thing, from Farrell’s point of view. From his millionaire Hollywood friends’ point of view. How dare farmers want to make more money? People need that food – don’t they know that?

How could you sleep at night…how could you look in the mirror? How could you look your own little children in the face, knowing that that G.I. Joe with the kung-fu grip was paid for with money extorted from people whose choice was pay you or starve?" The TrogloPundit

Who is to say who makes too much money? Is it up to the left to tell butchers, bakers, candlestick makers and farmers how much they can earn? What they can buy? And the loony left keeps marching on and people keeps putting lefties in office.

Kind Out, How About Hansen In

From CQ Politics.
"Wisconsin Rep. Kind Passes Up Bid for Governor

By Emily Cadei | September 24, 2009 2:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Democratic Rep. Ron Kind will not run for governor of Wisconsin in 2010, deciding instead to seek an eighth term in his 3rd District seat.

Kind, who would have been a top contender in the governor's race, released a statement Thursday afternoon in which he cited efforts to pass a health care overhaul as the top priority keeping him in Congress."
CQ Politics | Eye on 2010 - Wisconsin Rep. Kind Passes Up Bid for Governor

Since Wisconsin democratic's seem to be in turmoil, maybe Dave Hansen will step up to the plate!
Dave Hansen for Governor.

Run Dave Run!

Hey I forgot, Why not Steve Kagen for Governor.

Run Steve Run!

Friends Of Steve Kagen

Will the environmentalist friends of Steve Kagen take away more jobs from Wisconsin. From Congressman Kagen's own web site.

"As a physician I have been studying air quality for a quarter century. I deeply appreciate the connections between a healthy environment and healthy people. Wisconsin has a proud heritage of environmental activism, led by Aldo Leopold, Senator Gaylord Nelson - the father of Earth Day and our state’s Native Americans."
Protecting our Environment
First, Mr. Kagen said he studied air quality since 1984, when he was 35 years old. What was he doing when he was 18 to 34? Steve Kagen didn't care about air quality till he started running for the 8th Congressional District. The bologna on his web site is just a good campaign sound bite. He didn't care till he needed the support and votes of the loony left. Back to the story.

From Charlie Sykes and The Washington Post.
"Environmentalists Seek to Wipe Out Plush Toilet Paper Soft Toilet Paper's Hard on the Earth, But Will We Sit for the Alternative?

By David A. Fahrenthold
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September 24, 2009

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- There is a battle for America's behinds.

It is a fight over toilet paper: the kind that is blanket-fluffy and getting fluffier so fast that manufacturers are running out of synonyms for "soft" (Quilted Northern Ultra Plush is the first big brand to go three-ply and three-adjective).

It's a menace, environmental groups say -- and a dark-comedy example of American excess.

The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old. They want Americans, like Europeans, to wipe with tissue made from recycled paper goods. " Environmentalists Seek to Wipe Out Plush Toilet Paper

So friends of Steve Kagen want to shut down more paper mills in Wisconsin? As Charlie said, first toilets, then light bulbs and now T P. P& G, Georgia-Pacific, are just two mills in Northeastern Wisconsin where jobs could be lost.

Steve Kagen will do anything he can to get reelected including doing what his friends want. So when Wisconsin suffers more lost jobs we can all thank Steve Kagen. What in the Cap and Tax bill will create job loses in Wisconsin. With friends like that who needs enemies. Thank you Steve Kagen.

Update, another great view from Lakeshore Laments. - "Enviros Declare War on Green Bay.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Green Bay Protester At G 20 Summit

I thought we wouldn't see this anymore! I thought the messiah was to take care of us all?

From Yahoo.
"G-20 opponents, police clash on Pittsburgh streets

Officers fire pepper spray and smoke at protesters during clashes in Pittsburgh, AP – Officers fire pepper spray and smoke at protesters during clashes in Pittsburgh, Thursday Sept. 24, 2009 …

By DANIEL LOVERING and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writers Daniel Lovering And Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press Writers – 2 hrs 22 mins ago

PITTSBURGH – Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks.

The march turned chaotic at just about the time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a meeting with leaders of the world's major economies.

The clashes began after hundreds of protesters, many advocating against capitalism, tried to march from an outlying neighborhood toward the convention center where the summit is being held."
G-20 opponents, police clash on Pittsburgh streets - Yahoo! News

And then a local protester.
Bret Hatch, 26, of Green Bay, Wis., was carrying an American flag and a "Don't Tread on Me" flag.

"This is ridiculous. We have constitutional rights to free speech," he said.

Ready For Lower Gasoline

From Bloomberg.

If this holds, we could see 2.29- 239 gal gasoline. I usually figure .70 above whole sale price on gasoline in Wisconsin.

"PETROLEUM ($/bbl)
Nymex Crude Future-----65.94---.05-------.08---------20:28
Dated Brent Spot-------64.33---.03-------.05-------20:37
WTI Cushing Spot-------65.72----3.05--4.44------09/24

Nymex Heating Oil Future-----168.25----.11-------.07-----19:10
Nymex RBOB Gasoline Future---163.00-----.66------.40-----18:57" Energy Prices

Not All Doom And Gloom

There seems to be some good news out there.

From the Escanaba Daily Press
"Food prices starting to drop
By Dionna Harris
POSTED: September 23, 2009

ESCANABA - The impact of lower fuel and transportation costs are being seen not only at the gas pump, but also on supermarket shelves.

When gas prices hit $4 per gallon or more and oil was $140 per barrel in 2008, food makers passed along increases to grocers. Grocers, in turn, passed them on to consumers.

Retailers now dealing with stagnant incomes, unemployment and economic uncertainty have dropped prices on dairy, fruits, vegetables, and bread, according to Associated Press reports.

Rick Kobasic, of Sav-More IGA in Escanaba, said he has seen milk and other dairy prices drop. The reduction in prices have been passed on to consumers.

"Last year at this time, milk was selling for nearly $4 per gallon, now the price is down about 20 percent," said Kobasic.

Kobasic also said cheese was down, along with eggs. He did say there were no noticeable changes in prices in some areas.

"There have been some changes in prices with reductions being seen in poultry and some meats; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages remain unchanged," said Kobasic.

He also said there had been no change in the prices charged per loaf of bread. Rod Stende, general manager at Elmer's County Market, said price reductions generally take longer to be realized for processed foods.

"The price reductions in processed foods come directly from the supplier, if they pay less for the items, then we pay less and pass on the savings to our customers. However, the opposite holds true as well," said Stende.

Stende said some manufacturers are quick to raise prices and slower to lower them, while commodities such as cheese, butter and milk most often reflected current market prices.

Some processed food producers raised prices and reduced package sizes to protect profits.

A Labor Department price index of food sold to be eaten at home fell for the seventh time in eight months in July. The index, which is part of the Consumer Price Index, fell 0.5 percent in the most recent month and is down 0.9 percent in the past 12 months.

In fact, overall food prices - what's sold in groceries and in restaurants - haven't risen on a monthly basis since November 2008.

Still, that doesn't make up for the surge in food prices from last year, when costs for ingredients like wheat and corn and fuel costs for transportation soared to record highs. Food makers raised their prices and some even shrank package sizes to protect their profits. CPI's food-at-home index finished last year up 6.7 percent, so the less than 1 percent drop so far this year doesn't erase that.

But ingredient costs for major food makers, including Heinz, Kraft and Hormel, are down about 28 percent on average as of Sept. 1, from the same time last year, according to Jonathan Feeney, food analyst for Janney Montgomery Scott.

That means the food industry now has room to give back some of those price hikes - and feed the frugal consumer who is using more coupons, buying more store brands and switching to discounters to stretch a budget.

Consumers' demand to save money is pressuring retailers and manufacturers to cut everyday prices and boost promotions throughout their stores.

- - -

The Associated Press contributed to this report" Food prices starting to drop - | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

May I Please Have Another

So high risk area drivers are paying too much for car insurance. This bill will make people in Pulaski, Niagara and Rhinelander Wisconsin pay Milwaukee's high risk rates. How much money do they think we have? Bend over and get another cost increased rammed up your rear end!

From JSOnline
"Proposal would eliminate ZIP codes as factor in Wisconsin car insurance rates

By Paul Gores of the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Sept. 23, 2009
All Politics Blog

All other factors being equal, car insurance would cost the same whether you lived in a high-risk area in Milwaukee or a sparsely populated rural town under a proposal in the state Legislature.

Some Democratic legislators have revived the plan even though Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a similar measure that was included in the latest state budget.

Generally, the cost of insuring a vehicle can be 40% to 60% higher in the state's most heavily populated areas, unless a credit score - itself a controversial and influential measure - is a mitigating factor, one longtime Wisconsin insurance professional said. The risk of thefts, vandalism and accidents typically is higher in densely populated areas.

Proponents of the plan to eliminate ZIP codes as a factor in setting rates contend that with mandatory car insurance taking effect next year, insurance should be priced more evenly across the state.

"We're just trying to make it affordable. We want people to comply and go out there and get insurance, and this is one of the barriers," said state Rep. Leon Young (D-Milwaukee).

The insurance industry is opposing the bill, saying premiums would go up for motorists in less-congested areas if it becomes law. The current system is fair because it lets companies charge more where the risk and cost of auto insurance claims are higher, insurers say.

"If insurers can't use ZIP codes, it would just be a redistribution of premium - plain and simple," said Steve Witmer, a spokesman for Madison-based American Family Insurance, the state's largest insurer of autos.

In addition to ZIP codes and credit scores, insurers look at factors such as driving records, the number of miles driven in a year, the customer's age, the type of car and amount of coverage in setting premiums. According to the Insurance Information Institute, insurers also consider local trends such as the number of accidents and car thefts in areas where customers live.

State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee), the author the bill prohibiting what he calls "ZIP code discrimination," said constituents in his south side district have reported bizarre cases of their auto insurance premiums dramatically increasing after moving nearby where the ZIP code was different.

"This makes no sense," Carpenter said in a statement. "I don't think good drivers should have to pay extra because other parts of their ZIP code - which could be miles away - may have higher crime rates or more irresponsible drivers. My bill will make sure that auto insurance premiums will be based upon the driver's record, the years of experience a driver has behind the wheel, and the miles driven, not ZIP codes."" Proposal would eliminate ZIP codes as factor in Wisconsin car insurance rates - JSOnline

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Organized Evil Tax Payers

Just like those evil tax payers in Pulaski, Shawano area residents voted "No" to tax hikes. Here's a quote, "Enough is enough,” he said. “People don’t want any more taxes and there are a lot of other things we have to do in the county.”

From the Shawano Leader
"Maple Lane referendum rejected
By Tim Ryan, Leader Reporter

Shawano County voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to fund projected deficits at Maple Lane Health Care Center through additional increases in the tax levy over the next three years.

The measure was voted down by a margin of 2,998 against to 1,831 in favor.

The vote now puts the fate of the nursing home in the hands of the County Board, which could consider alternatives ranging from a sale of the facility to finding some other source of revenue, such as an assisted living program, to supplement it.

The only option ruled out by the County Board is an outright closure of the facility.

“The people have spoken,” said Shawano County Chairman Marshal Giese, who added he would be meeting with county staff and Chairman of the Maple Lane Board Marion Wnek this afternoon to discuss what’s next.

“We’ll move on and see what steps there are that need to be taken,” Giese said.

Giese said the county decided to go to referendum after seeing projected deficits rising much higher than previously projected.

“Enough is enough,” he said. “People don’t want any more taxes and there are a lot of other things we have to do in the county.”

More in today’s Leader."

Evil ORGANIZED tax payers.

Wii Wii UP

From BreitBart
"Game over: Police caught playing Wii game in house they had just raided, face discipline
Sep 22 04:57 PM US/Eastern
raided, face discipline

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAKELAND, Fla. - It's game over for some police officers who played video games while they raided a convicted drug dealer's home in central Florida.

Surveillance video obtained by WFLA in Tampa caught the officers playing a Nintendo Wii bowling game, with one furiously jumping up and down in celebration. Officials say some of the officers could be disciplined.

Officers with the anti-drug task force had just stormed into the home of the convicted drug dealer, who was already in custody. One Polk County sheriff's detective can be seen taking several breaks from cataloging evidence so she can bowl frames.

The officers did not know a video camera had been set up in the house before the March raid. " Game over: Police caught playing Wii game in house they had just raided, face discipline

Sounds Racist To Me

White males over 50 just can't get any breaks. This must be our fault.

From JSOnline

"For now, Wisconsin's bat population is hale and hearty. But a devastating fungus is racing through cave-dwelling bat populations in eastern states and it's headed this way. White-nose syndrome has now killed an estimated 1 million bats, and experts say it could reach Wisconsin within two to three years.

"We need to set a baseline and if we do get hit (by white-nose syndrome) we need to know what's here and what's healthy," said Dave Redell."
Sounding the alarm for bat health - JSOnline

School Fitness Center

"Red Raider Community Fitness Facility to hold open house
September 23, 2009

The Red Raider Community Fitness Facility will hold an open house from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Pulaski High School, 1040 S. St. Augustine St.

The facility opened in June and offers stationary bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and weight machines for the community's use.

Membership runs from $50 to $100 per year and is free for students in the school district."
Red Raider Community Fitness Facility to hold open house | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Tell Me Your Kidding

So you build two roundabouts and then you have to teach people how to use them? So will they also explain insurance premiums that are involved with ACCIDENTS?

From the Green Bay Press.

"Roundabouts subject of talk in Oconto
September 23, 2009

A presentation on how to safely maneuver through roundabouts is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at the Oconto City Hall, 1210 Main St., Oconto.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation staff will provide information and will be available to answer any questions.

Two new multi-lane roundabouts will open Oct. 2 at the U.S. 41/Wisconsin 22 (Charles Street) interchange in Oconto. They are being built as part of the U.S. 41 expansion project."
Roundabouts subject of talk in Oconto | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dave Hansen Needs Something To Do


Nice to see Dave Hansen hard at work.

From the Appleton Post Crescent.

"Wisconsin Senate expected to approve NFL police escort bill
Measure ending liabilities could pass today
By Ed Lowe • Post-Crescent staff writer • September 22, 2009

A bill allowing state police agencies to provide nonstop escorts to celebrities, dignitaries and visiting sports teams could become law within days, its lead Senate author said Monday.

The bill facing possible Senate approval today eliminates liability concerns raised in late 2006 in response to the police escorts of National Football League teams by the Outagamie and Brown county sheriff's departments.

State Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, said he's not expecting a close contest when the Senate votes on the same bill passed unanimously by the Assembly in June.

In fact, he said he will be surprised if the vote to concur with the Assembly isn't unanimous.

"I'm not expecting a lot of debate," Hansen said.

If passed, the bill will head to Gov. Jim Doyle, who could sign the bill into law "almost immediately," Hansen said.

The two sheriff's departments began escorting the caravans of NFL teams staying overnight in Appleton before games against the Green Bay Packers in the early 1980s." Wisconsin Senate expected to approve NFL police escort bill | | Appleton Post-Crescent
Busy, busy, busy, need something to do? Did anyone look into speeding wheel chairs on city streets?

Liberal Arm Reaches Pulaski Wisconsin, Evil "Organized" Tax Payers

Went to the special Pulaski School Board meeting last night. No I did not have a tape recorder and cannot do short hand. I have my notes and that is what I will write from. The following is to the three or four readers that follow me. Discussion centered on how much to raise the tax levy with the school budget. I will post details (my notes) of the meeting later but wanted to bring this to the attention of the residents / tax payers of the Pulaski Community School District.

First, I knew it would be an eventful meeting when I see a Toyota Prius with an Obama sticker on the bumper pull into the parking lot. Meeting started at 6:05 and moved to the library at 7:10. Discussion was about the possible cuts in the budget.

Now remember this from the Shawano Leader dated September 19, 2009
"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."

O K, 77 residents demanded and soundly rejected! Low and behold out of no where comes the long arm of the liberal left and how it reached out to the people that voted against the levy hike last Wednesday. From one member of the Pulaski School board, the 77 people who voted against the levy were my God, "organized" . Holy cow, organized, was that right out of the Huffington Post? Was this WEAC talking? Was this from Jim Doyle or Mike Tate (from Charlie Sykes)? I thought for one second I was in a school board meeting in Madison and not Pulaski Wisconsin. ORGANIZED! Where did that come from? Right out of the liberal play book. WOWZY!

Sounds like the people that voted "no" were a part of the angry mob that the left accuses us of, ( I feel bad I didn't go last Wednesday). You know, those evil tea party people who organize against tax increases and Obamacare. How dare 77 people organize against the school board. Good Lord, I could just feel the animosity against those evil people who are just trying to keep their dirty filthy property tax money. How dare they! We sit here and educate their children and they dare organize against us! A good tax payer tried to help the board understand what those 77 people think and feel but was just dismissed

The meeting ended with a comment from a gentleman. I apologize for not getting his name but he did tell the board that he did not want to see things get out if hand. That's not the words he used but let's just stay positive. I guess I was not the only one to see the divide between some on the school board and taxpayers.
There seems to be a disconnect between some, not all on the Pulaski Community School Board and the people who pay taxes to educate the children of the district. The board member also said the board is responsible for advocating good things for kids. Don't all taxpayers want the best for the children of the district?

The School Board and the Superintendent should be proud of the school system that they give the children of the Pulaski School District. With that being said, we must remind them of a few points.

Mark Belling from 1130 WISN and part 1 from his 9/22 podcast talking about the West Bend School District. I will adapt his comments to pertain to the Pulaski Community School District. Thank You Mark for words that pertain to all school boards.

The Pulaski School Board does not own the school district, the
people of the Pulaski School district own the Pulaski School District . It's not the school boards school system, it's the tax payers school system.

School board members are elected to oversee the school district so our children get the education they deserve with in the budgets they are empowered to oversee.
Organized taxpayers need to be vigilant when it comes to raising property taxes.

If you don't care, don't complain. Are you mad as hell and how long will you take it!
The liberal left will do anything for the sake of money, YOUR MONEY!

Let's get organized!

Anyone who want's to complain here, complain to your school board members. I didn't say it and it's your taxes they want to raise. Think about it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pulaski School District Cuts , It's For The Children

Map of Pulaski School district.
With the Pulaski Community School district meeting tonight, it should be an interesting meeting. 6:00 pm at the High School. I have not been to any scholl district meeting in Pulaski, so what happens is anyone's guess. If the school superintendent needs a big tax hike I am just guessing what you might hear. This is only my assumptions.

The state cut funding by 1 - 2 %. We need 12 % more to insure no cut backs in education or services.

If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to cut back and close the band department.

If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to cut back on school sports.

If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to cut back on coaches for all sports.

If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to cut back on bus service to the children in the outlining areas. We will have to cut back on buses and start picking up children at 5:30 am and drop them off by 6:00 pm at night.

If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to cut back on the school lunch program.

If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to lay off teachers and secretaries.

If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to add to classroom size and will have to put 30 students in each class per teacher, right now we are at 15.

If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to cut back on school security and the safty of our children will be at risk.

Oh, and I forgot my favorite, If we don't get the property tax increase we will have to increase school fee's by $75.00 to $100.00 dollars per student.
Let us not forget the money they received from the stimulus. From a previous post.
"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
Berry Laker

And don't forget this.
"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

Berry Laker

See you there.

Pulaski School District Meeting 6:00 pm Tonight

School board meeting at the high school, 6:00pm. From the Green Bay Press.
"Pulaski looks to fix rejected schools budget
District voters shot down proposed 12% hike in levy
By Malavika Jagannathan • • September 21, 2009

The Pulaski School Board will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss the next steps in their budget process after citizens voted down a proposed 12 percent increase in the tax levy." Pulaski looks to fix rejected schools budget | | Green Bay Press-Gazette
At their annual meeting held last week, electors made clear their opposition to a proposed budget that included $46.7 million in expenditures and a 12 percent hike in the tax levy, Superintendent Mel Lightner said.

"They had major concerns about the state of the economy to afford a tax increase," Lightner said. "The citizens' preference sent a very strong message."

The School Board will possibly consider cuts in the next month, but today's meeting is an opportunity for them to give the administration some parameters for a revised budget, Lightner said.

The proposed budget that did not win approval called for $46.7 million in expenditures for the 2009-10 year. The proposed general fund budget, which represents most of the district's expenditures, was at $37 million, up 1.5 percent from the $36.4 million in actual expenditures in 2008-09.

About $14.5 million would have been levied against property owners, up about 12 percent from the 2008-09 levy of $12.9 million.

The school district will receive about 1 percent less in state aid this year — from $24.3 million last year to about $24 million this year. State aid revenues account for more than two-thirds of the general fund budget, which is the fund the district uses for most expenditures. The amount of that aid is not finalized until October.

Meanwhile, the district is not predicting a change in the equalized property values in the area from last year, but an additional 200 students thanks to a new 4-year-old kindergarten program that began this year.

If you read the article it seems to be missing the time and place of meeting. Why would that information not be with the article itself? Not sure in the dead tree issue where that information is but online it's in the upper right hand corner.

If you go

The Pulaski School Board meets at 6 p.m. today at Pulaski High School, 1040 S. St. Augustine St.

Seems like the paper has a in with the Pulaski school dstrict. The less people showing up the better it is for ramming a tax hike through. You got to just love it!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

From The Tin Foil Hat Club

Can you believe everything you see?

From AP.
"NASA launches rocket, dozens report strange lights

(AP) – 22 hours ago

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — NASA says it successfully launched a rocket in Virginia as part of an experiment, and the blast may have caused dozens of people to report seeing strange lights in the sky.

The space agency said it launched the Black Brant XII on Saturday evening to gather data on the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere. About the time of the launch, dozens of people in the Northeast started calling local television stations to report seeing strange lights.

The calls came from as far away as Boston, which is about 380 miles northeast of the launch site.

The rocket is designed to create an artificial cloud. NASA hopes the experiment will provide information on the formation and properties of noctilucent clouds, which occur at high altitudes."
 The Associated Press: NASA launches rocket, dozens report strange lights

Montoya's Downfall

Speaking not from a Martin prospective, Montoya just wrote his 11th or 12th place finish. Won't be shopping at Target anytime soon! Link not to go to anytime soon,

""Martin just screwed me -- he just stopped the car on the apex, right on the bottom, and I had nowhere to go," Montoya said. "I could have pushed him out of the way ... but I respect him a lot. [Next time] I won't wreck him, but I will bump him. ..." NASCAR.COM - Martin wins Chase opener, extends lead in standings - Sep 20, 2009

Now from a Martin fan, Montoya your a ................., Lord, I can not say what I am thinking, God forgive me for thinking it. Still won't shop Target!

Not Sorry

"Martin wins Chase opener, extends lead in standings
By The Associated Press
September 20, 2009
06:13 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. -- Mark Martin held off Juan Montoya on a late frantic restart to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at New Hampshire Motor Speedway." NASCAR.COM - Martin wins Chase opener, extends lead in standings - Sep 20, 2009

Hillary for Gov.

What else could this mean?


"Report: Obama asks N.Y. governor to step aside
National Dem leaders concerned that Paterson won’t win re-election 2010

ALBANY, N.Y. - National Democratic Party leaders have asked Gov. David Paterson to consider withdrawing from the 2010 governor's race, according to two senior New York Democratic advisers."
Report: Obama asks N.Y. governor to step aside - More politics-

Milwaukee Tea Paqrty Update 8,000 to 10,000.

From the Appleton Post Crescent. Surprised the APC even posted the numbers. You would think they would omit that sentence.
"Thousands rally in Milwaukee against government spending
The Associated Press • September 20, 2009

MILWAUKEE — Demonstrators packed a lakefront park in Milwaukee on Saturday to protest what they say is runaway government spending.

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The rally is the latest of the so-called "tea party" demonstrations held nationwide to protest tax policies, growing government spending and bank bailouts.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department estimated the crowd at Veterans Park at 8,000 to 10,000.

Don Kraus of Jefferson said government is "spending money like crazy," and taking away taxpayer rights.

Last weekend, tens of thousands of protesters fed up with government spending marched to the U.S. Capitol." Thousands rally in Milwaukee against government spending | | Appleton Post-Crescent

Let's Not be Fooled Here

Lets just call this what it really is. It's more teachers and more income for the teachers union (WEAC). The Assembly, senate and Doyle just want you to remember, "it's for 117 children". What in taxes will be your increase be next year? Your paying for this!

When will they mandate K-4, K-3 or K-2 education? From the Green Bay Press.

"State senate set to OK kindergarten bill

September 20, 2009

A bill that would require all children to complete kindergarten before entering the first grade in Wisconsin is set to pass the Legislature this week.

The Assembly passed the bill last week, and the Senate is set to take it up on Tuesday. From there it will head to Gov. Jim Doyle for his consideration.

Each year, an average of just 117 first-graders haven't been to kindergarten. That's about one-third of 1 percent of the total number of first-graders as of last school year.

Students who are home schooled or attend charter schools can get an exemption." State senate set to OK kindergarten bill | | Green Bay Press-Gazette