Saturday, October 17, 2009

Green Flag

Bush Iraq Oil

I thought Bush went to Iraq for oil? Where the heck is the left on this?

From BreitBart and the AP.
"Iraq approves oil deal with BP-led consortium
Oct 17 05:58 AM US/Eastern

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's government has approved an oil deal with a consortium led by British giant BP PLC to develop a prized oil field in the south.

BP and its partner China's CNPC were the only winners in Iraq's first international oil auction in over 30 years in June for development rights for the 17.8 billion-barrel Rumaila field.

Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh told The Associated Press Saturday the Cabinet approved the deal Friday. He did not provide further details.

BP will hold a 38 percent stake in the venture, while CNPC will have a 37 percent share. Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization will control the rest.

Iraq has the world's third-largest known oil reserves and has been trying to boost production by welcoming foreign investment.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed." Iraq approves oil deal with BP-led consortium

How To Make A Clean Sweep

From Drudge and the AP. Way to go Joe!

"Ariz. sheriff launches immigration sweep

By JACQUES BILLEAUD (AP) – 13 hours ago

SURPRISE, Ariz. — An Arizona sheriff known for cracking down on people who are in the country illegally launched a crime and immigration sweep in northwestern metro Phoenix on Friday, a half day after officials in Washington limited his powers to make federal immigration arrests.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose sweeps have led to allegations of racial profiling, said the rebuff from Washington won't stop him. He said he can still arrest immigrants under a state smuggling law and a federal law that gives all local police agencies more limited power to detain suspected illegal immigrants.

"It doesn't bother me, because we are going to do the same thing," said Arpaio, whose deputies had arrested 16 people by Friday evening on unspecified charges. "I am the elected sheriff. I don't take orders from the federal government."

The officers were participating in a federal program that grants a limited number of local police departments special powers to make immigration arrests and speed up deportation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stripped Arpaio of his power to let 100 deputies make federal immigration arrests, but renewed another agreement that allows 60 jails officers to determine the immigration status of people in jail.

The sheriff's sweeps in some heavily Latino areas of metro Phoenix have drawn criticism that Arpaio's deputies racially profile people. Arpaio said people pulled over in the sweeps were approached because deputies had probable cause to believe they had committed crimes and that it was only afterward that deputies found many of them were illegal immigrants.

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Arpaio's office over allegations of discrimination and unconstitutional searches and seizures.

"He is doing this to thumb his nose at the Obama administration," said Lydia Guzman, president of the Hispanic civil rights group Somos America.

The sweeps have discouraged some Hispanics who have witnessed or been victims of crime to refuse to call Arpaio's deputies, for fear of mistreatment, Guzman said.

Observers who are part of Guzman's group fanned out across the area of the sweeps with video cameras to record exchanges between deputies and motorists.

Arpaio said volunteers will use cameras owned by his agency to video-record deputies so viewers can see for themselves that they weren't doing anything wrong. Arpaio responded angrily to a question during a news conference about the costs of the cameras, saying they were paid through seizures in drug cases. "Dope peddlers bought the cameras," Arpaio said.

A dozen anti-Arpaio protesters yelled throughout the news conference. At one point, they chanted: "Order equals K-K-K — here's what Arpaio has to say."

Kris Kobach, a law professor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and an advocate of expanding local immigration efforts, said Arpaio's office — like every other local police agency — can detain people suspected of immigration violations for a day or two until federal authorities come to pick them up.

In the past, Arpaio could have held such immigrants for longer than two days and conducted investigations of smuggling rings, Kobach said.

"It's really a slight narrowing, but it's not much," said Kobach, who worked as an immigration law adviser to then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft from 2001-2003.

Dan Pochoda, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing people who filed a lawsuit over the sweeps, said Arpaio still can't pull over motorists solely because they are suspected of being illegal immigrants.

"He can't do it under the terms he is claiming. He has indicated that he can stop people without the suspicion, based on what they look like, what they sound like," Pochoda said.

Arpaio said the Bush administration had no complaints about his use of the special federal powers, but all that has changed with the Obama administration.

"What's changed?" Arpaio asked. "Politics has changed, because they don't like us going on the streets to catch illegals."

This round of sweep, Arpaio's 12th, is set to end late Saturday."
The Associated Press: Ariz. sheriff launches immigration sweep

Intimidation Tactics Are A Cancer

From Rush

From the Wall Street Journal.
"The Race Card, Football and Me
My critics would have you believe no conservative meets NFL 'standards.'

David Checketts, an investor and owner of sports teams, approached me in late May about investing in the St. Louis Rams football franchise. As a football fan, I was intrigued. I invited him to my home where we discussed it further. Even after informing him that some people might try to make an issue of my participation, Mr. Checketts said he didn't much care. I accepted his offer.
 Rush Limbaugh: The Race Card, Football and Me -

As I explained on my radio show, this spectacle is bigger than I am on several levels. There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson. "Racism" is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don't share the left's agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us. It was on display many years ago in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas with racist stereotypes and keep him off the Supreme Court. More recently, it was employed against patriotic citizens who attended town-hall meetings and tea-party protests.

These intimidation tactics are working and spreading, and they are a cancer on our society.

Mr. Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated talk radio host.

Patients have beat cancer and so we will beat the liberal left, one step at a time. The first step is local politics and the 2010 election.

Campaign Money, Kagen, Ribble, and The Left

Looks like Reid Ribble raised some campaign money. I look at the $116,160 from individuals and see a positive. Looks like a lot of grass roots. It's still too early to tell who will run against Kagen. I also posted the first comment to the article from a lefty named brainrants. He makes a good point about the paper asking hard questions but as I said it's still early. The benighted person must be a Kagen staffer, works for the WDNC, UWGB or St Norberts. He starts out like a sane person and goes off the deep end with the teabagger talk radio comment. Maybe he should change his comment name to BRAINFART, if fits him or her. The open minded left, now really.

From the Green Bay Press.
"Rep. Steve Kagen challenger Reid Ribble raises more than $130,000
Ribble says opponent is 'marching lockstep with Nancy Pelosi'

Press-Gazette Washington Bureau • October 17, 2009

WASHINGTON — Kaukauna roofing contractor Reid Ribble is about to become a full-time candidate and has more than $100,000 in the bank to back his challenge to U.S. Democratic Rep. Steve Kagen.

After announcing his candidacy in July, Ribble raised $130,290 through September, according to the Federal Election Commission. Candidates are required to file campaign finance reports every three months.

Ribble, 53, a Republican and Fox Cities native, took in $116,160 from individuals and $12,500 from political action committees. He also donated $2,030 out of his own pocket. After expenses, he had $101,794 in available cash." Rep. Steve Kagen challenger Reid Ribble raises more than $130,000 | | Green Bay Press-Gazette
Look here, he thinks the Green Bay Press is a part of the GOP? Get your tin hats out people.
Brainrants wrote:
Dear GOPress Gazette,

Rather than covering the entirely meaningless campaign money horse-race and simply repeating tiresome GOP bumper sticker slogans, how about actually INFORMING readers on the background of these candidates and getting them to answer some questions about their ALTERNATIVE solutions to the many problems Congress is confronting?

You know...campaign coverage as an actual community service rather than just an ongoing free advertising campaign for the candidates you'll inevitably be endorsing?

Thank You.
(don't worry, we won't hold our breath.)

BTW, if Mr. Ribble's campaign is to be predicated on attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, it's obvious he's NOT interested (nor qualified) to serve the interests of the people of the 8th Congressional District, but rather the interests of the Republican Party.
Leave your teabagger catnip lines on conservative talk radio, and tell voters what you plan to do and what you are for, not just what you're against.

Good luck.

10/17/2009 5:48:15 AM

Friday, October 16, 2009

What If Bush Was President.

From JSOnline.
VNA suspends seasonal flu clinics

Oct. 16, 2009 3:16 p.m. | The Aurora Visiting Nurse Association is suspending its seasonal flu vaccination clinics beginning Monday because of lack of vaccine supply, according to a news release.

"We are confident that in time we will receive all of the vaccine we have ordered," said Lisa Taylor, coordinator of the VNA's Shoo the Flu clinics. "The seasonal flu usually does not peak until January or February, so people still have plenty of time to get a seasonal flu shot."

Nationally, supplies of seasonal flu vaccine has been disrupted because manufacturers have focused their production on H1N1 flu vaccine.

For updates on the VNA's seasonal flu clinics, go to"
NewsWatch - JSOnline

If Bush was president we would have every media interviewing seniors on how at risk they are for the government being short of vaccines.

I could just see the T V going 24/7 with babies crying, mothers crying and old men screaming for Bush's head. Evil Bush wants to kill people from a lack of vaccines. What do we see with Obama in office? Yawn, move on. Also, I am getting a little sick of the newspapers showing pictures of someone shoving a stick up the nose of people. Can you cut it out!

Liberal Gobble De Goop, Please Translate

The stimulus spending at UW and UWM is crazy. The question I have is what did Rowena in the comments mean? Liberal, gobble de goop.

From WKOW.

"UW system creates jobs with stimulus money
Posted: Oct 15, 2009 6:57 PM CDT

MADISON (WKOW) -- The University of Wisconsin system said it saved or created 137 jobs with the money it received from the federal government's stimulus package.

The UW system received $83 million dollars from the federal government.

UW-Madison received the vast majority of the funds, totaling around $75 million. UW-Milwaukee received the next highest amount of $4.4 million.

The UW system said it only spent $5.2 million of that money through September.
Comments" UW system creates jobs with stimulus money - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Thanks that the federal budget had been spent into a worthy project. If there is one aspect that government should prioritize it should be the job creation. Prior to this, the collapse of the economy brought uncertain future to the people. The world was experiencing a severe unemployment problem. The fact that we are still under economic distress, job opportunities are limited, and some countries cannot sustain the issue of job creation since local and foreign employment is limited. Now that the unemployment had been prioritize people will no longer bother for a cash advance loans.

Today, 5:02:57 AM
Can someone translate what Rowena said.

Nygren, 89th District

An e mail from
"John Nygren
State Representative
89th Assembly District" State Representative John Nygren
New Utility Tax Pays for District Attorneys?

In previous editions of the Nygren's Notes, I outlined new taxes on your phone bill, on your garbage, and on your internet downloads to name a few.  These taxes were part of the $4.5 billion in tax and fee increases that are feeding the 6.2 percent increase in government spending contained in the budgets passed this year.  Sadly, there is another one that is now hitting your electric bill.
In the budget was a public benefits fee placed on utility bills that will pay for the salaries and benefits of district attorneys.  This appears on bills as a line item along with other fees such as the low income assistance fee.  The fee will total $18.2 million over the next two years and is intended to sunset at that time.
I would not be surprised if the fee is continued after two years.  Government and in particular our current leadership has a problem with eliminating any revenue generator that funds excess government spending.  A current example is the E911 phone fee that was supposed to sunset and have any surplus be reimbursed to rate payers.  Instead of that taking place, the $20 million surplus was raided by the Democrat majorities to pay for unrelated government programs and the E911 fee transformed into a new $107 million phone tax.
The new $18.2 million public benefits fee is being used to replace general purpose revenue (GPR) that would have been used to pay for district attorneys.  This accounting trick saves GPR which can be used elsewhere in the budget.  It is nothing more than a shell game to cover up frivolous government spending and puts off hard decisions into the future.  Actions like this have put Wisconsin's state finances on a house of cards that will get more and more rocky if hard decisions continue to be pushed into the future.
District attorneys should not shoulder the blame for this $18.2 million fee.  The blame rests at the feet of the Democrat majorities and Governor Doyle who created this fee and are using it to plug spending holes created by unsustainable government programs.
Something also to remember is that $36.7 million in earmarks were included in the budget.  As well, in the Nygren's Notes last week I outlined $22 million of estimated fraud in the Wisconsin Shares program.  These are just two examples in many that if cut from the budget would have been more than enough to keep the public benefits fee from ever being created.
When in Doubt, Blame the Economy
Democrats Grabbing at Straws over Auto Premium Increases
I have often written about the automobile insurance changes that were included in the budget.  I did so as recently as two weeks ago in an edition of the Nygren's Notes.  This week, it has come to my attention that the Democrat majority has been spreading misleading information surrounding what happened in the budget and how their actions will affect your automobile insurance premiums.
In a letter from Assembly Majority Leader Tom Nelson (D-Kaukauna) to one of his constituents, he blames the economy and insurance providers for any premium increases.  He states, "Quite simply, any premium increases are due to the business decisions of insurance providers rather than any action taken by the Legislature."  Read the full letter here.
These assertions by the Majority Leader of the Assembly are 'quite simply' false and 'misleading' to be kind.  In the budget, Democrats raised mandatory automobile insurance coverage minimums to the highest levels in the nation and increased the ability of trial lawyers to cash in on frivolous automobile accident lawsuits.
More money can be handed out during lawsuits which increases the potential financial liability of insurance providers.  The money an insurance provider has comes directly from individual's and family's auto insurance premiums.  Consequently, the question for Representative Nelson is not, did their budget actions cause premium rates to increase, but how could they not?
The Democrats and specifically the Majority Leader are grabbing at straws by blaming these premium increases on anything but the changes that they passed in the 2009-11 budget.  For added proof, read pages 7 and 8 of this non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo.  It states, "OCI (the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance) expects that the provisions of [the budget] would increase motor vehicle liability insurance premiums, reflecting the increase in coverage that would be provided by these policies."
As well, in the same memo it states UW-Madison and St. John's University of New York researchers were consulted regarding the Wisconsin Insurance Alliance (WIA) auto premium estimates.  Both universities' researchers said that WIA's 33 to 43 percent estimate increase in auto insurance premiums, due to the budget changes, was reasonable.
This memo also warns that these changes would potentially increase the number of uninsured drivers on the roads because of the large increases in automobile insurance cost.  All of this information was available to the Governor and legislators long before the final vote on the budget.

For My Mother and Older Friends

Got this link from Charlie Sykes.

"Robert Reich: What An Honest President Would Say About Health Reform"
YouTube - Robert Reich: What An Honest President Would Say About Health Reform

No my mother doesn't know anything about the internet or blogs but she loves Bill Clinton. I'm holding this to show her Bills buddy Bob!

We Don't Want John McCains Twin Brother

No, not interested in the huckster.

From Drudge

"RASMUSSEN SHOCK POLL: Huckabee Leads GOP 2012 Field... Huckabee 29% Romney 24% Palin 18%..." DRUDGE REPORT 2010®

Don't get sucked into this BS. It's too early to believe any polls but if you (republicans) want to give conservatives another John McCain, it won't work, you won't fool us again! It's not going to happen!

Let Your Fingers Do The Talking

From the Shawano Leader.
"Ten-digit dialing begins Saturday ahead of new area code
By Nathan Falk, Leader Reporter

Get ready for your fingers to do a workout.

Beginning Saturday, customers within the 715 area code in the state of Wisconsin should start dialing 10 digits (area code + 7-digit phone number) when making local calls. In July 2010, everyone in the 715 area will be required to dial ten digits (area code + telephone number).

Why, you ask? The extra dialing will be required for the upcoming Area Code Overlay — the addition of another area code (534) — to the same geographic region as an existing area code 715.

An overlay does not require customers to change their existing area code or phone number. However, when two area codes serve the same region, rules of the Federal Communications Commission require callers to change the way they dial local calls. The new procedure requires callers to dial the area code and the seven-digit telephone number. This includes all calls that are currently dialed with just seven digits.

“Consumers within the 715 area code will retain their current telephone numbers and area code, although beginning in August of 2010, consumers ordering new or additional telecommunications services may be given telephone numbers with the new 534 area code,” said Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairperson Eric Callisto. “When two area codes exist in the same area, then ten-digit dialing is a requirement. A permissive dialing period is a useful means to get consumers accustomed to the change.”

In November 2008, to ensure an adequate supply of telephone numbers in the 715 area code, the PSC approved an area code overlay and the addition of the 534 area code to the same geographic region as the existing 715 area code.

There were pros and cons to both overlay and area code split options, but this option puts less financial burden on those who would have to change their area code with the split option.

“People that have businesses in those areas with a new area code would have to change business cards and letterhead. With this option, existing customers can keep their phone number — new companies or residences will get the new area code,” said Rhonda Lutzke, area general manager for Frontier Communications.

Area telecommunications providers have sent out letters to customers explaining the overlay dialing procedures.

The introduction of the 534 area code will provide additional numbering resources to the region and will allow Wisconsin’s telecommunications providers to meet the continuing demand for telephone numbers. The 715 area code covers portions of northern and central Wisconsin, including Shawano, Clintonville, Wausau, Antigo, Rhinelander, Marinette, Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point and Superior.

“Although existing phone numbers in the 715 region will not change, all telephone users in the affected area will be required to use the 10-digit number — even for local calls,” said Bubb Lidke, director of Cellcom’s network operating center.

In addition to changing their dialing procedure, customers are encouraged to begin reprogramming their automatic dialing equipment and all other types of equipment that are currently programmed with only seven-digits, such as contact numbers stored in mobile telephones. All such devices will need to be reprogrammed with 10-digits (area code + telephone number) prior to July 17, 2010.

Examples of programmed equipment and features include: PBX systems, electronic telephone sets, auto-dial systems, multi-line key systems, life safety systems, fax machines, internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions. Customers also are being urged to check with their security or alarm companies and the suppliers of their business phone systems as soon as possible to make sure their systems are programmed to handle the new dialing pattern.

For more information, visit or contact your telephone service provider."

Breakfast On Wisconsin Ave In Milwaukee

Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette gives the people of Wisconsin the bad news.

From the Wisconsin paper of record, A good read from The Lakeland-Times.
"All in all, it was a cool summer across the state. And all of a sudden, if we don't pass climate change legislation right now, we're going to zoom into the 100s and presumably be able to fry eggs on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee well into October.
" The good, the bad, and the ugly Oct. 16

Maybe they can then feed the homeless.

Upper Michigan, More Lost Jobs

From the Green Bay Press.
"Mining measure moves forward in Michigan
October 16, 2009

LANSING — A proposed Michigan ballot measure that would prohibit some types of mining and restrict others took a small step forward Wednesday.

The petition form submitted by a group called the Michigan Save Our Water Committee was approved by a state election board. The group would have to collect more than 300,000 valid signatures of Michigan voters to get its proposal on the statewide November 2010 ballot.

"The proposal winds up being a direct assault, a direct attack on the U.P.," said Deb Muchmore, a spokeswoman for Citizens to Protect Michigan Jobs, a developing opposition group that is expected to soon include mining interests. "It would be a job killer and an industry killer for that region of our state."

The measure would prohibit uranium mining and processing until "new rules" are established to "protect against the special risks associated with those activities," according to the petition language.

— The Associated Press" Mining measure moves forward in Michigan | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

What about a Tax Payer License Plate

From the Green Bay Press.

October 16, 2009

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says an online survey will let residents decide on a new license plate to raise money for endangered species in the state.

The DNR is offering four designs for the new plate — all featuring birds — and the winner will join the grey wolf, which has been featured since 1995.

DNR Secretary Matt Frank says voting continues until Monday at by clicking on the button for "new license plate designs."

Each new design features a bird — an eastern meadowlark, an eastern bluebird, a great blue heron and a redheaded woodpecker — depicted in different landscapes.

Motorists can purchase the special endangered species license plates for an extra $25, with the money going to a conservation fund to protect habitat."
DNR holding vote for endangered species license plate design | | Green Bay Press-Gazette
Why can't the tax payers have it's own plate? Here's my features it could be.

I can't photo shop but guess you get the point. There must be someone out there with time on their hands to do betters ideas for the state of Wisconsin.

Baby Face Nelson

Baby face Nelson was coined from Mark Belling over at 1130 WISN. Charlie Sykes and Jo Egelhoff use the term "HACK. You two are too kind.

From Jo over at FoxPolitics.
"Is Rep. Nelson a political hack?

Well, strong language I suppose, to call somebody a hack, much less a political hack! My excuse is I’m quoting Charlie Sykes who on Tuesday was chatting with Jeff Wagner between their two shows. Charlie mentioned what I presume is this press release from Majority Leader Tom Nelson’s office (D-Kaukauna). The press release referenced this report from Wisconsin’s “Office of Recovery and Reinvestment,” supposedly documenting jobs created by $701.3M in stimulus dollars received by Wisconsin.

I suppose all kinds of folks have been called political hacks, simply as a term of derision. But Wikipedia gets us to the bottom of the proper (I suppose - ?) use of the word… " - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

Since Nelson is representing a lot of people west of Pulaski in Maple Grove I thought I would throw this out there.

For Nelson to be a "hack" he would have to have political intelligence. As Jo points out, Nelson's political slumber party in Madison in 2007 was a stunt. Jo talks about an ad Nelson put out in June after the budget. Doyle and those that direct the democratic party put the budget ad together. Nelson just had his name tagged to it or went along for the ride. To pass the last state budget, baby face, Bernard Schaber and the rest of the democrats followed the whims of Jim Doyle. A hack would have to lead their party which Nelson is incapable of doing. To be a hack, Nelson would have to be politically smart. Can you relate any of the following with Tom Baby Face Nelson? From on the word "smart"
acute, adept, agile, alert,astute, bold, brainy, bright, brilliant, brisk, canny, clever, crafty, effective, fresh, genius, good, impertinent, ingenious, keen, knowing, nervy, nimble, on the ball, pert, pointed, quick, quick-witted, ready, resourceful, sassy, sharp, shrewd,slick*, whiz*, wise.

The 5th Assembly District voters need to find a conservative to vote Baby Face Nelson out of office.

Which Thompson Are We Talking About

Comments from a Charlie Sykes Post of Tommy Thompson on Fox on health care. They all seem to have the same sediments. Not the Tommy Thompson I knew, "move along". I have to agree. You can go to Charlie's site to see our X gov. speaking in foreign' RINO tongue. What would be the difference between Feingold and if Tommy would be in office, I guess not much, Tommy Thompson , please move along.

"3:14 AM Yeah wrote ...

Whatever "coalition" Tommy's talking about with DEMS would kill our Health Care system (and old people) just as surely - you can't work with the DEMS on any sort of compromise - they want none of the many, many ideas the GOP/true Conservatives have put forward - the DEMS are for Single-Payer (total FED control), eventually if not immediately. Tommy has officially become a RINO - sad.
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1:58 AM Tom/Kenosha wrote ...

What a let-down listening to Tommy! What did he do to help health care when he was HHS Secretary? Now he wants to push a bad bill through just to have something done? Tommy should support the ideas that Paul Ryan has put forth, which have far, far better solutions than circumventing the Constitution like the current bills. This is not the Tommy we knew . . .
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1:14 AM steve wrote ...

if you listen to his speeches, walt, i think he drinks something stronger.
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10:33 PM Walt wrote ...

Your right Jackie, sounded to me like old Tommy drank the cool aid and just wants a bill passed. I don’t even want him as a candidate against Feingold next year. What could be worse; the enemy standing right in front of you or one hiding in a Trojan horse?
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8:37 PM Jackie wrote ...

I emailed Cavuto yesterday after Tommy appeared. He has become DC'd! Full of himself, power driven, and another RINO!! Man, sure hope he does not come hack to Wi. to run for ANY office. How Disappointing, I voted for him.
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TOMMY: THE DNC MISREPRESENTED ME | Newsradio 620 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Talk, Sports, Weather | Charlie Sykes

Thompson gives a football analogy, "on the 10 yard line"? Watch the You tub at Charlies site.

Which Thompson are we talking about here, Ted or Tommy? Seems both Thompson's talk about something they think they know something about but really don't.  OUCH, bootta bing, botta boom.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Top 10 For Saturday Night

Martin didn't want the pole anyway.
"1 48 Jimmie Johnson 192.376 28.07 5728
2 5 Mark Martin 191.816 28.15 5716

3 9 Kasey Kahne 191.056 28.26 5422
4 17 Matt Kenseth 190.550 28.34 3599
5 14 Tony Stewart 190.469 28.35 5644
6 39 Ryan Newman 190.416 28.36 5505
7 71 Mike Bliss 190.409 28.36 486
8 25 Brad Keselowski 190.362 28.37 1056
9 24 Jeff Gordon 190.248 28.38 5623
10 18 Kyle Busch 190.248 28.38 3613"

Was it The Mayor's Office

Batta bing, botta boom, which office are they talking about? Sheboygan Wisconsin again in the national spotlight. From
"Sheboygan inmates scuffle over 'The Office'
Oct 15 05:43 PM US/Eastern
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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Apparently one Sheboygan County Jail inmate isn't a fan of "The Office." Prosecutors said an argument over the NBC sitcom led to a scuffle that resulted in a fresh felony charge against one inmate. The criminal complaint filed this week says two inmates were watching the show last week when 18-year-old Shacoya S. Crawley told them she wanted to watch something else.

The complaint said the inmates refused to give her the remote, so she pulled the hair of a 33-year-old woman and hit her in the face.

A message left Thursday with Crawley's attorney wasn't immediately returned.

Crawley was being held on charges of arson and reckless endangerment for allegedly setting fire to a mop after an acquaintance wouldn't answer her knocks on the door. " Sheboygan inmates scuffle over 'The Office'

Notes From

"Notes: Edwards expecting; Gordon's back is pain-free
Busch knows who he wants; Burton celebrates 850
By David Caraviello, NASCAR.COM
October 15, 2009
07:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. -- Forget "Cousin Carl." Soon Cup driver Carl Edwards will be called by another name: Daddy.

The Roush Fenway Racing driver confirmed Thursday that he and wife Kate are pregnant with a daughter, the couple's first child.

"We went in there for the ultrasound, the first one," Edwards said at Lowe's Motor Speedway. "I had seen all the pictures of what the baby was supposed to look like. It was sitting there, and all of the sudden then she started moving, and I almost passed out. It was just wild."

Edwards said his wife's due date is mid-February -- just in time for next year's season-opening race.

"Perfect timing," he said. "We'll call her Daytona."

Gordon's back

Jeff Gordon is pain-free. The four-time NASCAR champion, who has been battling chronic back pain for most of this season, reported Thursday that he's experienced no recent discomfort, despite taking a hard hit in a crash at Watkins Glen two months ago.

"Everything is good," he said. "I haven't had any issues. The last little scare was Watkins Glen, and I didn't how long it was going to take to recover from that. I feel like I'm fully recovered from that, and I haven't had any back issues. I mean, it's still there. But I haven't had pain, I haven't had anything that's been too uncomfortable or any distraction in the car. So I'm happy about that."

That hasn't always been the case. Earlier this season Gordon had an MRI to try and pinpoint the source of the back pain, and then underwent injections in the hope of relieving it. He was in obvious discomfort after the crash Aug. 11 at Watkins Glen. He's been receiving electrostatic treatment and regular chiropractic adjustments during the week, and has begun incorporating some of that to his weekend schedule.

Busch's crew chief

Penske Racing is still searching for a successor to crew chief Pat Tryson, who is leaving the team's No. 2 car for Michael Waltrip Racing after this season. Driver Kurt Busch said Thursday that deciding on a replacement will likely be his call.

"Ultimately, it will probably be my decision," he said. "But we have great people at Penske Racing ... so if you throw all of us in the room together, I don't know how the process will work exactly. I'm sure there will be votes taken as to who are the key candidates and who do we want in that position."

Busch seems to have someone in mind. "I feel like I've got a good read on who I want and what I want as far as their qualities," he said. "There are a few guys who fit that. I can't mention any names. I don't want to steer in that direction. Right now the focus is on working with Pat Tryson."

Burton's milestone

Weather-permitting, NASCAR veteran Jeff Burton will make his 850th career national-series start in Friday night's Nationwide Series event at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Burton, now 42, made his first start in a then-Busch race on March 13, 1998 at Martinsville Speedway. Driving a car owned by his father, the 20-year-old suffered engine trouble and finished last in the 28-car field.

He's done considerably better since then, winning 21 races in NASCAR's premier division.

"I have always wanted to do this since I was 5, 6, 7, years old," he said Thursday. "I look forward to being able to do it with really great people. It is a lot of fun. I still enjoy doing it. I love doing it, for that matter. Every driver says their goal is to do it for a long time. I have been real fortunate to drive a lot of good race cars and be around a lot of good people. I am real fortunate to get to do what I love to do. I am just real fortunate."

" NASCAR.COM - Notes: Edwards expecting; Gordon's back is pain-free - Oct 15, 2009

Qualifing If It Doesn't Rain

NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America | Lowe's Motor Speedway
October 17, 2009| Race 31 of 36

"1 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Clorox / Kingsford / Bush's Beans
2 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac
4 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge Super 8
5 6 David Ragan Ford UPS
6 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA / Susan G Komen for the Cure
7 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1
8 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil
9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard
10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's
12 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar
13 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull
14 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing
15 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen / U.S. Army
16 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office
17 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Lysol
18 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Industrial Distribution Group
19 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel's
20 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Jeremiah Weed Southern Style Sweet Tea Vodka
21 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet DJ Hero
22 20 Joey Logano* Toyota The Home Depot
23 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Best Buy
24 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Scary Fast Count Chocula
25 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Pop-Tarts / Carquest

26 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen / DuPont
27 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Freightliner Trucks
28 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine
29 98 Paul Menard Ford Johns Manville / Menards
30 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley / Susan G Komen for the Cure
31 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite
32 96 Bobby Labonte Ford / Search for the Cure
33 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot
34 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's / Susan G Komen for the Cure
35 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Carhartt
36 37 Travis Kvapil Dodge Long John Silver's
37 113 Max Papis* Toyota GEICO
38 171 Mike Bliss Chevrolet
39 08 Terry Labonte Toyota Carter / Simo Racing
40 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports
41 09 Sterling Marlin Dodge Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
42 36 Michael McDowell Toyota Wave Energy Drink
43 66 Dave Blaney Toyota The Denny Hamlin Foundation
44 82 Scott Speed* Toyota Red Bull
45 25 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet
46 202 David Gilliland Toyota Farm Bureau Insurance
47 21 Bill Elliott Ford Warriors in Pink Powered by Ford "


From Capital Eye.
"CHEESEHEADS FOR TRUCKS: The Wisconsin delegation is going to bat for a lucrative defense contract awarded to a company in the members' state. Two other companies, BAE Systems and Navistar, are protesting the Army's decision to award the $3 billion truck contract to the company, Oshkosh. "The Wisconsin lawmakers are pleading with Gates to assist them 'in preserving the integrity of the defense acquisition process,' and to prevent 'inappropriate' and 'undue interference' with the GAO review," The Hill reports. Oshkosh has also propped up the Wisconsin delegation's campaigns. Using data from CRP, the newspaper reports that Rep. David Obey (R-Wis.) has collected $19,200 from Oshkosh since the 2000 election cycle, while Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) has brought in $17,650 and Rep. Steve Kagen (D-Wis.) has collected $10,000. Oshkosh also faces some steep competition in the way of lobbying expenditures. BAE Sytems Inc. spent $2.6 million on lobbying in the first half of 2009, while Navistar spent $778,500. Oshkosh Corp. reported spending $180,000. The Government Accountability Office has until December to uphold or deny the protests from BAE and Navistar." OpenSecrets | Capital Eye Opener: Thursday, October 15 - Capital Eye

Let's get the old calculator out compare election money. Obey- $19,200 in 9 years = $2133 per year. Petri - $17,650 in 9 years = $1961 per year. Kagen - $10,000 in lets say 3 years = $3,333 per year.

How much money did they get from BAE Sytems Inc and Navistar?


Read between the lines on why this happened.
From JSOnline.
"Assembly Dems not likely to support liquor tax hike
By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel

Updated: Oct. 15, 2009 3:08 p.m. | Madison — Assembly Democrats are disinclined to adopt a liquor tax to pay for stiffer drunken driving laws, an aide to Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan (D-Janesville) said Thursday.

The comments came just hours after Sheridan said he was considering a higher liquor tax endorsed by Senate Democrats.

"We're not inclined to move in that direction to a liquor tax increase," said Sheridan spokeswoman Rebekah Sweeney.

However, she added that Assembly Democrats have not ruled out the idea.

Earlier Thursday, Sheridan said: "That (liquor tax) was just introduced. We're taking a look at this. The bottom line is we want to pass drunk driving legislation and we're looking at all our options as we go forward. I think the people have made it clear they want us to tighten up the laws in that area." »Read Full Article"
 NewsWatch - JSOnline

The battle is a long hard road to take!

Drive By Media

Racists media people. You have to laugh at the holier then thou people in the media today. Rush calls them the drive by media.

From Patrick McIlheran at the Journal Sentinel.

"Hate speech – brought to you by my profession
By Patrick McIlheran of the Journal Sentinel
Oct. 15, 2009 11:15 a.m.

Here’s what bothers me most about the way Rush Limbaugh has had to bow out of his latest, costliest hobby, that of buying part of an NFL team: It’s the excuse that Limbaugh was too “divisive.”

The group bidding for the St. Louis Rams said it was dropping Limbaugh because the talk show host “complicated” the deal. You can say that: From the least sports-page hack commentator to national political neoplasms such as Jesse Jackson, a segment of America went into hysterics at the thought that the left wing’s chief hate object of the past 20 years would buy a sports team.

It resembled nothing so much as those scandals in Victorian novels revolving around some Jewish character trying to move into polite society, where others would ask, “How could we let that sort into the club?”

The superficial claim was that Limbaugh was racist. The chief evidence offered in more restrained news accounts was that in 2003, he said this on national TV about a quarterback:

“Sorry to say this, I don't think he's been that good from the get-go,” Limbaugh said. “I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team.”

I don’t know whether Donovan McNabb wasn’t that good. I’m not certain that the media was eager to see a black quarterback do well, though the suggestion certainly comports with my profession’s obsessive beliefs about race. It’s not an absurd argument, especially now in light of how the American press by and large wet itself with eagerness to promote another man, the wholly unqualified Barack Obama, largely on account of his being a racial pioneer. Limbaugh said that a quarterback was benefitting from a kind of affirmative action. And? There’s nothing racist about saying that.

So, naturally, commentators had to sex it up. John Hinderaker notes how my profession of journalism, especially CNN, shamelessly repeated made-up quotes slanderously attributed to Limbaugh. Ed Driscoll rounds up the slanders (and the debunking), which included one from a St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist who, when forced to admit he repeated a fabrication, essentially said it didn’t matter the quote was fake.

Others proceeded similarly: Yesterday, an MSNBC commentator said, “Several NFL players have already said they would not play for Rush because they know he would love to say he owns a plantation full of black men.” They know no such thing, objected the host, to which the commentator, TourĂ©, replied, “They feel it.”

If you say so. The matter of whether Limbaugh actually said the truly racist things attributed, falsely, to him was easier to check, points out the Telegraph’s Toby Harnden. You just have to look beyond Wikipedia:

“The irony is, of course, that the people reporting (Limbaugh's racism) as fact are the same types who are always denouncing bloggers and the internet as forces of evil intent on destroying proper journalism – proper journalism being the kind that involves checking facts. In the case of Rush Limbaugh, however, it seems to be enough that the intention (i.e. to show the talk radio host is a racist) is considered pure.”

The matter really is about hate – the kind that drives sports columnists to repeat falsehoods in big-name newspapers and then say it doesn’t matter. Or that drives MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to blurt eagerly about the idea of “somebody's going to jam a CO2 pellet into (Limbaugh’s) head and he's going to explode like a giant blimp.” Matthews later sort of apologized, though it was a useful glimpse into the mind-set.

The mind-set seems to be this: That if someone says conservative things, he is bad. If he says them long enough or to a large enough audience, he is so bad it’s OK to fantasize about blowing him up or to make up false evidence of racism and to repeat it without even cursory journalistic safeguards.

I’m not worried about Limbaugh – he’s a grown-up and can take it. I catch a little of it myself, via hate e-mails and inchoate rage from lefty commentators on my blog, but it pretty much rolls off. It’s just trash-talk.

What I am worried about is people who don’t comment for a living: Some schmoe who writes an essay for the paper and gets gobsmacked by left-wing vein-poppers calling him names, for instance. That’ll put you off the idea of civic engagement. People who at long last got involved in politics this summer, via tea parties, only to be called racists by no less than Jimmy Carter – what did they do to deserve the utterly baseless hurling of the most potent accusation now available in American society?

What’s happening, from Chris Matthews’ lies to Jimmy Carter’s, is simply the left trying to delegitimize conservatives wherever possible. Everything we say will be branded racist, somehow, and just holding the beliefs we do will be “divisive.”

Divisive screws up your life. It separates you from polite society, which is the point: The left is eager for conservatism to be socially unacceptable. Unable to debate, it slanders. Unable to persuade, it tries to bring back shunning. And they dare call themselves "progressive."" Right On - JSOnline

Gypsies, Tramps And Theives

From Charlie Sykes and JSOnline
"Today’s job fair at State Fair Park featured a lot of don’ts
By James Causey of the Journal Sentinel
Oct. 14, 2009 "
Today’s job fair at State Fair Park featured a lot of don’ts - JSOnline

We all know how tough the job market is. It seems like everyday one company is closing, cutting back or asking its employees for concessions. We’re in a recession and unemployment levels are at historic levels.

So when there is a job fair like the one held today at the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center at State Fair Park you would expect employees to come prepared. Right?


I expected to see a lot of business suits, dresses and skirts, instead I saw too many saggin’ jeans, sneakers and thongs. Yes, thongs. Not only that, too many people showed up without resumes.

One woman bending over a table to fill out her application showed not only her thong but she revealed a flowered “tramp stamp,” for everyone to see.

My observations were not alone. Chris Froh, a human relations coordinator for Select Specialty Hospital told me that a lot of potential employees arrived today unprepared. And her company is actually looking to fill eight positions.

Froh did not talk about how people were dressed but she did say first impressions mean a lot. She’s right about that because of the hundreds of people who showed up within the first hour of the job fair I could count on one hand how many men I saw in suits.

Actually I know I saw more men in jogging suits than business suits.

And before some of you come down hard on me and say that people are poor and cannot afford suits, I would say this, the expensive name brand jeans, over-sized shirts and expensive sneakers cost more than a pair of khakis, a blue shirt and a tie.

Simply put, I think a lot of people need to be taught how to come prepared for a job interview. Especially with times as tough as they are right now, they need to know what a first impression means.

Am I being too harsh? Thoughts?

Good or Better With The Federal Government-Run Plan

From the Green Bay Press editorial page.
"A taste of our future with government care
October 15, 2009

ALLOUEZ — Today I was given a terrific example of what we will face if we adopt a government-run health-care system.

I tried and failed to get a standard flu shot at both the Appleton and Green Bay Veterans Affairs clinics.

I have gotten my shots from both in the past. They were both out of serum and had already assigned all of the slots for the second distribution day later this week. Both noted I might be able to fill a slot should someone cancel.

Instead, I went to the Aurora Clinic and got my shot today. Aurora is a for-profit private hospital. The VA again demonstrates what everyone might expect should a government-run system be chosen. If I wait for the VA, I'll be waiting until flu season has passed.

Those supporting Rep. Steve Kagen and President Barack Obama's plan say our service will be as good or better with the federal government-run plan. I don't think so. I am still waiting for my VA-doctor-recommended colonoscopy.

Unfortunately, our congressmen are going to do what they want despite an overwhelming number of people who disagree with the direction they are taking us.

Rick Hood" A taste of our future with government care | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Rick sure tells it the way it is.

We can all blame the stupid, ignorant, follow like sheep democrat voters for what might happen. What do you expect from those who support Kagen and want Obamacare.

Two Guys Who Know

Watching Squawk Box and hear Ken Langone. Someone to listen to on Wall Street.
2 October 2009 by TPC 5 Comments

You just have to love Ken Langone’s brutal honesty. He says the stimulus package is a fraud, the government is lying to the public and that the worst is ahead of us:"

Steve Kagen, Where's The Stimulus Jobs

From DAD29 and the Daily Reporter.
"We know that Government jobs are safe, Allah be praised!

Not so much with private-sector, at least in roadbuilding.

Road contractors in Wisconsin are discovering the federal stimulus package is more like a federal status quo package.
" Dad29

Wisconsin Department of Transportation in the state’s federal stimulus spending report.

According to the report (PDF), which was made public this week, the seven completed projects, in total, filled 43.8 full-time jobs. The report also showed that 78 projects have not started, 86 are less than halfway complete and 50 are more than halfway complete.

43.8 jobs on how much money. Steve Kagen, where are the stimulus jobs?

Please thank Steve Kagen for all the jobs.

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Who Will Run Against Russ Feingold

We need a conservative here. Who will step up to the plate.
From the Green Bay Press.
"George Will column Could a wave be building?
By George Will • Commentary • October 15, 2009

WASHINGTON — Demure Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution, but since then has not made many waves. It might, however, be part of a political wave a year from now, thanks to a direct descendent of Benjamin Franklin.

The great man's great-great-great-great-great grandson, Mike Castle, 70, a nine-term Delaware congressman, will be next year's Republican nominee for the Senate seat Joe Biden held for 36 years. This and other candidate-recruitment successes make it reasonable for Republicans to hope that in January 2011 the Senate will contain fewer than 60 Democrats.

Biden's seat is currently occupied by a former Biden staffer who, in service to the ancient notion that public offices should be family patrimonies, will disappear when Biden's son Beau, 40, runs. He is the state's attorney general and has just returned from serving in Iraq with his Army National Guard unit. Delaware has not elected a Republican senator since 1994, but Castle, who has never lost a race, has run statewide 12 times: once for lieutenant governor, twice for governor and nine times for the state's only congressional seat. In the last four elections he averaged 65 percent of the vote." George Will column Could a wave be building? | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The possibility of Republican gains, especially in the Senate, helps explain why Obama is in such a rush to remake the nation and save the planet. His window of opportunity could be closing.

Conservative republicans only!

One For The Good Guys

Less pot for the liberal left and their children.

From The
Shawano Leader
"Pot foperation hidden in wildlife area destroyed by authorities
By Cory Dellenbach, Leader reporter

The Navarino Wildlife Area was home to one of the largest organized drug grows in Wisconsin, local, state and federal authorities said Wednesday.

Nearly 80 law enforcement officials from nine agencies gathered Tuesday morning to destroy about 8,000 marijuana plants from 12 grow sites at the southern edge of Shawano County.

Shawano County Sheriff Randy Wright said he didn’t have an exact estimate how many pounds or money the plants would have made, but knows it was a large amount.

“We know it’s in the millions of dollars,” Wright said. “Millions of dollars.”

The find in Navarino marks the second large marijuana grow site found in the county in the last two years.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regional enforcement leader Bryon Goetsch said the sites equaled about five acres in size.

“It’s a very significant grow, even on a federal level,” said Drug Enforcement Administration agent Chris Hackbarth out of the Green Bay office. “We are seeing more in the Midwest. Traditionally, it’s been more in the west in California and other western states, but we are seeing a lot more of this in the Midwest.”

Wright noted that the grow site had been abandoned for about 2-1/2 weeks. The sites were discovered by a hunter in the area about two weeks ago, but it’s not known why the sites were abandoned at roughly the same time.

When asked why the sheriff’s department took two weeks to clear the area, Wright responded: “We did work on some things in the meantime.” He did not go into further detail.

More on this story in Thursday's Leader."

No NFL Team For Vogue

Where's the outrage from the left? Bunch of racists!

From the Guardin.
"French Vogue has never been one to tiptoe around controversy. Recently it has published photos of supposedly pregnant models puffing cigarettes and leather-clad glamazons kissing with blood pouring from their mouths.

Now, though, the magazine may have gone too far for even the most dedicated followers of fashion. Its October edition features pictures of Dutch model Lara Stone in which the naturally pale-skinned blonde's face and body are painted black. The photo shoot, styled by the magazine's long-time editor, Carine Roitfeld, provoked outrage today as its subject spread through internet forums and fashion websites. The US blog Jezebel criticised the decision of Roitfeld and photographer Steven Klein to alter the model's skin colour, accusing them of cultural insensitivity." Outrage over Vogue photographs | Media | The Guardian

Media Blinders

A blind report on the stimulus and jobs in Wisconsin. I wonder if Mr Hornacek is really that incompetent, brain dead or did his producer tell him how to report this? What a FARCE! From Fox 11.
"Assessing the impact of the stimulus

Updated: Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009, 6:08 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009, 6:08 PM CDT

* Reporter: Robert Hornacek

This summer, 18-year-old Joe Madison was one of 3,972 young people across the state, put to work with federal stimulus money. Now a new audit is detailing the impact the stimulus has had on job creation." Assessing the impact of the stimulus

Joe was working at a boat landing checking boats for aquatic invasive species, like Eurasian water milfoil. Is he working today? People wake up, it was a temporary job. Shouldn't that job have been voluntary like most people on Wisconsin lakes do already?
According to the audit from the governor's office , $679.85 million in stimulus money has been spent so far in Wisconsin and 8,284 jobs have been saved or created. That works out to a cost of about $82,000 per job. While that may sound like a lot of money it's actually $10,000 less than the original government estimates.

How can good old Bob say with a straight face, "it's actually $10,000 less than the original government estimates", botta bing, boota boom! My God man, it's still $82,000.00 per job. That's income for two or three people in Wisconsin!
More than 6,100 of those jobs were government jobs which were saved, including teachers, police officers and firefighters. State Representative Phil Montgomery, R-Ashwaubenon, said more needs to be done for small businesses.

People, wake up, it's only government jobs. The democrats took care of the unions and just said, "SCREW YOU"! Here Bob get's the fair and balanced part into his report by talking to State Representative Phil Montgomery. Phil is a state representative and the stimulus is a federal program. So Phil wants to comment, "more needs to be done for small businesses". Is he asleep? What has been done for small business? Nothing has been done! Is Phil Montgomery a dam RINO? He represents people in this state and he acts brain dead. This is a joke, Phil, didn't you understand , it's $82,000.00 per job. Phil, show a little passion, your a republican and you make a stupid comment and the point here is a waste in tax payers money? Da!
U.S. Representative Steve Kagen, D-8th District, said the stimulus is working but may not have gone far enough.

"I think what we're finding today is that it may not have been sufficient to really boost the economy sufficiently to bring us out of this really global recession," Kagen said in a conference call with reporters.

Steve, you really think the people of your district are that STUPID! Are you kidding? "May not have gone far enough" means he wants to spend more money for the public and teachers unions. "May not have been sufficient", means Kagen wants even more of your money, can we all say second stimulus! "Global recession", Kagen has been telling us we're in a recession since 2007, When will he say the recession is over! Steve Kagen looks in the camera, talks to reporters and lies right at the people he represents. Will anyone in the media ask Kagen some real questions?
"One of the things that strikes me is that it's really something that's not easy to measure," said John Stoll, professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Stoll said different people will have different interpretations of the numbers.

"I think you would have to say it's working," Stoll said. "It's making dollars get spent in the economy and it's gonna have an impact. The question is how big is that impact."

A question which will no doubt be debated for years to come.

Now good old Bob talks to a government employee, an egg head from UWGB. What does he know about the jobs sitting in his office overlooking the bay of Green Bay? Bob, Bob, Bob, we're talking about jobs and you didn't even talk to any small or medium size business owners? Get your head on straight! Let's talk jobs to the people of Carver boat in Pulaski. Lets talk jobs to Karcz Ford and Broadway Chevy here and Pulaski that closed down! Here's from the Oct 10th report.

Preliminary1 Section 1512 Quarterly Report Details
10/10/09 – 11:00 pm (WISSTIM Only2)
Funding – 1512 Reports

Over 6,100 jobs providing essential government services were saved through the use of Recovery Act Stabilization funds. These jobs include police officers, firefighters and teachers.
UNION JOBS! Where are the jobs for the rest of the people of Wisconsin?
3,972 Wisconsin youth received valuable summer work experience.
It was probably children from union members put to work for the summer with stimulus money. Did Bob Hornacek ask Joe Madison if any of his parents are members of a union?
175 Americorp members have provided over 31,000 hours of services at 139 locations.
That's 177 hours and 4 1/2 weeks of work. What good did that do It was probably the teachers children put to work for the summer with stimulus money
23 projects have been funded to provided homelessness prevention assistance and services and re-housing and stabilization services. To date 476 persons in 227 families have received assistance.
I thought the charities take care of most of this? What group was filling their pockets when no one looking?
240 homes are having lead paint removed.
I thought all the legal action against paint manufactures paid for this? Who has lead paint in their houses in 2009? Did most of this money go to the inner city of Milwaukee? Who's pockets ere filled here? Somebody prove me wrong here! Where did the money for lead paint go?
89,507 meals were provided to 9,175 homebound seniors.
Don't we already provide meals to homebound seniors? Who paid for them before the stimulus? Who's grabbing cash here? Where in Wisconsin did the money go to?
62 people are enrolled in senior employment programs receiving work experience and training in unsubsidized employment.
We have 70 counties in Wisconsin, that's not even one person in each county! People wake up here, "receiving work experience and training in unsubsidized employment" What scam is this? Maybe some day we will get real news about the scams these programs are generating and the jobs that a lot of people in Wisconsin are not getting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Steve Kagen Wants To Tax Your Retirement

From WisPolitics.
"Wednesday, October 14, 2009
11:00 AM Kagen:
Wall St. tax should help fund health care

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen said Wednesday he favors a tax on Wall Street transactions -- rather than on medical devices or other businesses -- to fund part of the massive health care reform bill.

"I think that Wall Street should participate in the recovery of the American economy," the Appleton Democrat told reporters during a conference call, arguing that questionable practices by those investors sparked the economic collapse last year.

Kagen said a fee of 0.25 percent on all trades would generate more than $100 billion annually, providing critical access to citizens in need of health care.

Kagen said he couldn't speculate on the fate of a public option after the Senate Finance Committee approved their version of the health care bill Tuesday, without a public plan. But as House and Senate leaders work to merge the bills in the coming weeks, Kagen said, "I think there has to be something like a public option, regardless of what you call it."

Kagen also touted yesterday's report on the impact of federal stimulus spending in Wisconsin, saying that the thousands of jobs created by the spending included "putting money where it really belongs" -- into public safety and education." WisPolitics DC Wrap: Kagen: Wall St. tax should help fund health care

Will anyone call Kagen out on this and ask him why he wants to tax everyone's retirement accounts? Wouldn't this tax all Americans and not just the rich? Your retirement account could trade stocks dozens of times a week and you will pay taxes on it? Let's run some numbers on your retirement if it was worth a $100,000.00 and $250,000.00.

What is .25% of $100,000.00, answer Kagen wants to take $250.00 in taxes.
What is .25% of $500,000.00, answer Kagen wants to take $1250.00 in taxes.
Let's the take the $250 tax. If that stock trades 25 times in one year, Kagen wants to tax you $6,250.00. He would get that money even if you lose in the market.

Wake up people, look what he is saying here with your money. He say's, "Wall Street should participate in the recovery", Wall Street is you and I! He wants to tax you and I! Steve Kagen is insane! We need to find a conservative to replace Steve Kagen in 2010!

Second, he touted jobs in Wisconsin from the stimulus? He can only tout thousands of jobs? Congressman Kagen, where are all the jobs you promised? He touted his paybacks to the public and teachers unions!

How can he say these things and the media doesn't question him on it?

The Battle Of The War Begins

This will only light a fire under conservatives and the conservative movement in this country. It will only be a matter of time before we take back this country from the liberal left. The smearing viscous lies and comments of racism in this country from the left is foul and nauseating. I am sick and tired of be called someone or something I am not. I am not a fool, I am not a nut, I am not racist, I will not stand by and stay silent while the loony left badmouths me, or my beliefs! I love this country and I will take it back! It started with tea parties. We now move to the next level.

The battle has to start at the local level. The battle has to start with school boards, town and city representatives and spread through out all forms of government! RINO's, moderates, blue bloods, Washington insiders, RTA and roundabout lovers you all are not welcome! We are not interested in your opinion! Anyone deciding to run for any office will have to be conservative.

The gloves are off. As Todd Beamer said on United Airlines Flight 93, " LET'S ROLL!
Conservatives, STAND UP, UNITE and be COUNTED!

"Limbaugh dropped from group seeking to buy Rams
Oct 14 07:07 PM US/Eastern
AP Sports Writer" Limbaugh dropped from group seeking to buy Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a bid led by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts, but Checketts said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh's participation had complicated the effort. The group will move forward without him.

Checketts said he will have no further comment on the bid process. Limbaugh did not immediately respond to an e-mail sent late Wednesday seeking comment on Checketts' decision.

Limbaugh said on his radio show earlier Wednesday that he had been inundated with e-mails from listeners who supported him in the bid.

"This is not about the NFL, it's not about the St. Louis Rams, it's not about me," Limbaugh said. "This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative.

"Therefore, this is about the future of the United States of America and what kind of country we're going to have."

Limbaugh's bid ran into opposition from within the image-conscious NFL on Tuesday when Colts owner Jim Irsay said he would vote against the radio personality. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.

The league tries to avoid getting snared in controversial issues outside sports, which has caused Limbaugh trouble in the past. In 2003, he was forced to resign from ESPN's Sunday night football broadcast after saying of Philadelphia's Donovan McNabb: "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well."

The Rams had no comment, reissuing a statement from Oct. 5 in which owner Chip Rosenbloom said a review of the team's ownership was under way and the club will make an announcement when it's over.

Checketts, the chairman of SCP Worldwide, announced that Limbaugh had been dumped toward the end of a news release.

"It has become clear that his involvement in our group has become a complication and a distraction to our intentions; endangering our bid to keep the team in St. Louis," Checketts said. "As such, we have decided to move forward without him and hope it will eventually lead us to a successful conclusion."

The move was hailed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the most vocal critics of Limbaugh's bid.

"It is a moral victory for all Americans—especially the players that have been unfairly castigated by Rush Limbaugh," Sharpton said in a statement. "This decision will also uphold the unifying standards of major sports."

Sharpton added in a telephone interview that major sports leagues shouldn't welcome owners who are "divisive and incendiary."

Every major pro sports franchise has dealings with its community, he said. "It's unfair for taxpayers to be underwriting people who denigrate them," he said.

Checketts said Limbaugh would have not had any say in the direction of the franchise "or in any decisions regarding personnel or operations."

Before getting dropped, Limbaugh said he had no intention of backing out.

"I'm not even thinking of caving," he said. "I am not a caver. Pioneers take the arrows. We are pioneers. It's a sad thing that our country, over 200 years old now, needs pioneers all over again, but we do."