Saturday, October 24, 2009

Russ Up Against The Wall

From the Green Bay Press.
"Republican Wall to seek Feingold's Senate seat

The Associated Press • October 24, 2009

A political blog says Republican Terrence Wall has filed candidacy papers to challenge Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Middleton.

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The Congressional Quarterly's CQ Politics blog reports Wall filed a statement of candidacy Wednesday.

Wall is a Madison real estate developer.

Businessman David Westlake also is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Feingold.

A spokesman for Feingold calls both Wall and Westlake "obviously hard right ideologues lacking political independence."" Republican Wall to seek Feingold's Senate seat | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

"Oobviously hard right ideologues lacking political independence.", and that from Feingolds office.
Hey that would be a good TV spot Feingold up against the wall. 
I should get paid for this stuff!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Going Rogue From November 05, 2008

Sara Palin and the beginning of the movement.

Watch at the 3:08 time on the You Tube.

Mountain Lion on Camera

From The Pine River World News. and TV 6 in the UP.
This is not CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wisconsin.
It's in Upper Michigan.

"The camera was placed at a deer plot in Bruce Township located in Chippewa County.
Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 11:24 a.m.

CHIPPEWA COUNTY -- An image of a mountain lion has been recorded on an Upper Peninsula game camera.

We received an email with the photo attached that had been forwarded several times before it reached our inboxes.

After tracking down the owner, we learned that it was taken in the U.P. on October 10.

According to the owner of the camera, it was placed at a deer plot in Bruce Township located in Chippewa County. They say that it was located in dense forest near a Christmas tree plantation. The camera was set to capture images five minutes apart after detecting movement.

This is the first time they have seen evidence of a cougar, even though the camera had been located in that location for a long period of time.

The owner said their initial reaction was shock and surprise, followed by a little fear.

We've talked to the DNR and they are in the process of further verifying the validity of this photo.

If you have game camera photos of any kind, we'd like to see them. Share them with the entire U.P. on YooperTube. " Cougar captured on trail cam : News : WLUC TV6

Soupy Sales 83

From Big Hollywood and the LA Times. You tube of Soupy and Alice cooper.
Comedians like Soupy are no where to be seen today. Talk about clean humor. no sex, no filth, just good humor.

Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s
The comedian acquired a cult-like following among adults with a show ostensibly meant for children. His signature routine, which he elevated to an art form, was pie-throwing." Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s --
Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.

Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said Kathy O'Connell, a longtime friend.

As the star of "The Soupy Sales Show," he performed live on television for 13 years in Detroit, Los Angeles and New York before the program went into syndication in the United States and abroad.

What Is NASCAR Trying To Do Here

"Three amigos, one winner

With only five races remaining in the Chase the prevailing thought is that the No. 48 has a fourth consecutive Cup Series title in the bag. Marty Snider says not so fast ...
" NASCAR.COM - News, Schedule, Drivers, Tracks, Fantasy & Video from NASCAR

For crying out loud, notice the above picture with thew headline? They Jimmy with a beard, the bad guy winning the chase, Gordon evil eye confident he can win any time anywhere and Mark Martin' s picture like he just seen a ghost. Are they saying he's a scardy cat. Nice that NASCAR and Marty Snider is throwing Martin under the bus?

If I was Martin, I would play a Dale Earnhardt at the rest of the races including his two team mates.
Mark, you need to get a little P O'd here!

This is pathetic. I think it's time for e mail to Marty and NASCAR.

Update 12:10 p m central time. Looks like Marty pulled the story and pictures and changed the story. If the original story is there , I haven't found it yet.

Hendrick teammates ones to Chase at Martinsville

By Marty Snider, Special to NASCAR.COM
October 23, 2009
11:24 AM EDT
So I was hanging out with a driver friend of mine the other day and the subject of the Chase came up. My question to him, "Is it over?" His response? "No way, dude. Way too much racing left and Talladega is two weeks away." That friend was Kyle Busch. So if you don't believe me when I tell you it's not over yet, will you believe Kyle Busch?

No Waiting For Steve Kagen

From the Green Bay Press.
The health care perk Steve Kagen gets that you can't have and never will.

"Lawmakers have pick of health-care options
Kagen declined plan until all Americans can have it

By LARRY BIVINS • Press-Gazette Washington Bureau • October 23, 2009

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen had been in office just a few days in 2007 when a government worker presented him with what he calls "a cafeteria" of health insurance options." Lawmakers have pick of health-care options | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The doctor-turned-politician said the several pages of documents included more insurance choices than he'd ever seen. He declined to sign up for any of them.

"As soon as you can make that same offer to everyone I represent, I'll consider it," Kagen said he told the government worker.

So Steve Kagen turned down the insurance, it's a good sound bite for a campaign ad.
And for an additional annual fee of $503, lawmakers have access to government-subsidized primary care, specialists and treatment at the area's top military hospitals through the Office of the Attending Physician.

What's this for $503?
That choice gives federal employees power other Americans don't have, Moffitt said.

Really, Choice?

Kagen, D-Appleton, is one of three Wisconsin members of Congress — Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, and Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Milwaukee, are the other two — not enrolled in the federal program. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, is covered under the program but chose not to pay for the Office of the Attending Physician service.

See here how Larry Bivins from the GBP throws you a loop. It sounds like nobody goes to the Office of the Attending Physician service. He writes "not enrolled in the federal program" to make you believe Kagen isn't in the program.  Really Larry?
So when Kagen underwent knee surgery last winter, he paid the more than $4,000 bill out of his own pocket. For his physical therapy, he said, he went to the House gym, where he pays $240 to $260 a year.

Larry, how could you print this? Went to the gym for 240 bucks? Kagen went to the Office of the Attending Physician service for health care. People, people, people Larry and the press are trying to hide Steve Kagen's government health care that you don't have!
Kagen said a recent ABC report saying he used the attending physician's office for rehab was based on a misunderstanding.

Larry, call him on this! He paid $503, went to the Attending Physician service and was treated! He lied right to the reporter and the reporter went dahhhhhhhhhh
The Office of the Attending Physician is a significant perk for lawmakers, Sepp acknowledged.

"The ability to be able to walk into a military hospital in the D.C. area and receive care is a big plus," Sepp said. "It's not like members have to sit in a waiting room."

Steve Kagen gets a perk that no one else can get and he says it was a misunderstanding. let's repeat what Sepp just said. "It's not like members have to sit in a waiting room." Larry, and the rest of the media, how can you cover for Steve Kagen?

Be a great T V spot, a shot of the door of the Office of the Attending Physician and Kagen in his own voice says, "As soon as you can make that same offer to everyone I represent, I'll consider it," Then take the clip from ABC with Kagen taking the health coverage. Link to ABC article and video of Kagen. The people of the 8th district will figure this out. Where is a conservative candidate? No RINO's welcome.

The entire article from the Green Bay Press.

Lawmakers have pick of health-care options
Kagen declined plan until all Americans can have it

By LARRY BIVINS • Press-Gazette Washington Bureau • October 23, 2009

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen had been in office just a few days in 2007 when a government worker presented him with what he calls "a cafeteria" of health insurance options.

The doctor-turned-politician said the several pages of documents included more insurance choices than he'd ever seen. He declined to sign up for any of them.

"As soon as you can make that same offer to everyone I represent, I'll consider it," Kagen said he told the government worker.

During the intense debate over how to reform the nation's $2.4 trillion health-care system to provide affordable choices and extend coverage to about 46 million uninsured Americans, one question has been why members of Congress can't offer everyone the same coverage they have.

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is indeed a smorgasbord of options, 300 in all, available to the entire federal work force, which includes the 535 members of Congress. A majority of lawmakers are enrolled in a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, according to the Congressional Research Service.

"All the plans have catastrophic coverage — so you don't have to worry about losing your house — and a basic benefits package," said Robert Moffitt, director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the conservative Heritage Foundation and a former health official in the Reagan administration.

And for an additional annual fee of $503, lawmakers have access to government-subsidized primary care, specialists and treatment at the area's top military hospitals through the Office of the Attending Physician.

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program is a "defined contribution system, so it's very different from what most Americans get," Moffit said. "That means the government makes a contribution on your behalf to the health-care plan of your choice."

That choice gives federal employees power other Americans don't have, Moffitt said.

"If you don't like your insurance plan, you can do what nobody else in American can do: You can fire them," he said.

Kagen, D-Appleton, is one of three Wisconsin members of Congress — Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, and Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Milwaukee, are the other two — not enrolled in the federal program. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, is covered under the program but chose not to pay for the Office of the Attending Physician service.

So when Kagen underwent knee surgery last winter, he paid the more than $4,000 bill out of his own pocket. For his physical therapy, he said, he went to the House gym, where he pays $240 to $260 a year.

Kagen said a recent ABC report saying he used the attending physician's office for rehab was based on a misunderstanding.

Kohl continues to buy into the plan he had in Wisconsin before coming to Washington, aides said. He sees the attending physician only for flu shots, which he pays for out of pocket.

Kind is covered under his wife's plan with the state of Wisconsin. He said he doesn't pay for the attending physician service because he doesn't use it.

Daniel Bachhuber, spokesman for Rep. Dave Obey, D-Wausau, says the congressman pays the attending physician fee "as a supplement to his Blue Cross Blue Shield plan. He believes any member of Congress who is covered by insurance ought to vote to make sure every American is, too."

Wisconsin lawmakers generally agree Americans should be entitled to the same health insurance options available to federal employees, who aren't subject to denial of coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions.

Some lawmakers point to the federal benefits program in making a case for including a government-sponsored "public" health option in an insurance exchange that supporters say would foster competition and drive down costs.

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program "works so well because it allows federal employees to pool both risks and resources to get the best value for their health-care dollars," said Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Middleton, who has a Blue Cross Blue Shield plan. "The American people deserve the same opportunity, which is why I strongly support a national public health-insurance option as part of health-care reform."

Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, said critics of the public option should look to the federal benefits program "for evidence of what government is doing right when it comes to choice and affordability in health care."

Petri said that although he opposes the public option, he supports a system in which "everybody has the choices and protections enjoyed by federal employees." He said the federal program is a "health-care exchange made up of private plans, and the system works well."

But Peter Sepp, a spokesman for the National Taxpayers Union, isn't so sure the federal benefits program is markedly better than the insurance most Americans get through their employers.

"It's all in what you decide to compare," he said. "The insurance portion is somewhat more generous, not spectacularly so."

The Office of the Attending Physician is a significant perk for lawmakers, Sepp acknowledged.

"The ability to be able to walk into a military hospital in the D.C. area and receive care is a big plus," Sepp said. "It's not like members have to sit in a waiting room."

A Congressional Research Service study found that the federal government pays 72 percent of the average premium for employees, slightly more than private employers pay for family coverage but less than the 81 percent share private companies pay for individual plan premiums.

Premiums under the federal plan have increased 7.3 percent on average since 2003, the study said, compared with a growth rate of 10.5 percent in the private sector.

Providing Americans with the same benefits package that's available to members of Congress would be too costly, Sepp said.

"If we were to demand the same kind of plan Congress has, the federal expenditure would shoot the deficit to the moon," Sepp said. "If we're asking members of Congress to get the same kind of plan as the rest of us after health-care reform, that seems logical."

WKLH On The Road, with Mrs Berry Laker.

Dave an Carol at WKLH at MATC Milwaukee campus.

"Back On Campus Tour live from MATC Downtown with..."
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Dave and Carol talking to Mrs Berry Laker at MATC. Conversation about the Throw down with Bobby Flay.

That's my Girl.

Hiding Campaign Money

Let's just call out Dave Hansen. Something must be going on here if Hansen wants to hide campaign money.

From Wisconsin Radio Network.

"Lawmakers want return to paper reporting
by Andrew Beckett on October 22, 2009

Lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow them to stop using an electronic filing system for campaign expenses.

State law requires candidates for legislative and statewide offices to file campaign finance reports electronically. However, state Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) says the current system is too slow and complex, with it often taking several hours to file reports. He says it’s been very difficult for experienced treasurers to do their job since it went online earlier this year.

Hansen is sponsoring a bill that would give candidates the option of filing paper versions of their reports, instead of using the electronic system. The Green Bay Democrat worries the current requirement could prevent fresh candidates from running for office, since they could be discouraged by the complex system.

The electronic filing system has drawn criticism for months, with lawmakers worried about long delays in uploading reports. Watchdog groups have also reported numerous errors in the database.

Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy, which operates the system, does not oppose the bill. However, at a Capitol hearing this week, he expressed concerns about the bill allowing any campaign to file by paper. He says that could prompt large campaigns with millions of dollars in donations and expenditures to file by paper, which would then have to be manually entered into the system. Kennedy blames many of the currently present errors on data entry mistakes.

The bill is being considered by a Senate committee."
Lawmakers want return to paper reporting

It takes a couple more hours. Hansen and the democrats are trying to eventually hide something. What? ACORN, some other front group. If there is a problem with the system, then fix it. So there is a delay, so? Hansen and his ilk are trying to take the people of Wisconsin that know there way around the internet out of the loop.

How convenient.

What are they trying to hide?

To my children, This is "the dog ate my papers" or "I sent those papers in the mail, they lost them" or "the checks in the mail". Don't believe what politicians say.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

When Will The Networks Learn.

From Drudge and the Live Feed.
"October 22, 2009
FX's 'Anarchy' is first basic cable series to beat Leno

 Forget broadcast, now NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" is fighting off a challenger from basic cable.

For the first time, NBC's Leno experiment was beaten in the ratings by a non-sports program that wasn't airing on the Big Four networks.

FX's critically acclaimed outlaw motorcycle drama "Sons of Anarchy" bested "Leno Show" on Tuesday evening in the advertiser-coveted adult demo -- drawing a 2.05 rating among adults 18-49 to Leno's 1.8. "Anarchy" also topped ABC's "The Forgotten" (1.9). " FX's 'Anarchy' is first basic cable series to beat Leno--The Live Feed | THR

If the networks and shows like Leno go conservative they would be rolling in dough. What were Leno's ratings when Rush was on? Why is O having Sara Palin on in the November sweeps week? Need I say more. That goes for the media too! Liberals just never learn.

Someone Want To Call Steve Kagen About This

From Badger Blogger.
"“A top White House economist says spending from the $787 billion economic stimulus has already had its biggest impact on economic growth and will likely not contribute to significant expansion next year.

Christina Romer, the chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, said Thursday that the $194 billion already spent gave a jolt to the economy that contributed to growth in the second and third quarters of the year. She told a congressional panel that by the middle of next year, the impact of the stimulus will level off. Romer said spending so far has saved or created 600,000 to 1.5 million jobs but warned that unemployment will remain high, above 9.5 percent, through the end of 2010.”" Badger Blogger
9.5% unemployment through the end of 2010? People of the 8th district, wake up here!
Where did all this money go? Steve, where are the jobs? Who's going to pay for this?

In case the media doesn't have his number. Bet Kagen doesn't answer the phone.
Hey, that would be a great ad spot.

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Compassionate Liberal Left

Liberals in Bradford, PA .
It's worth the look over at Brian's site.

Space For Commerce, by Brian Dunbar: Eff You Too

No Dodger/ Yankee Series

No son, my pick didn't make it.
From the New York Post.
"Phillies ditch Dodgers to return to Series

Last Updated: 2:02 PM, October 22, 2009

Posted: 3:30 AM, October 22, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- Maybe the Phillies and Yankees can meet at the Molly Pitcher Rest Stop.

The Jersey Turnpike Series is one Yankees victory from being a reality.

The Phillies took care of their end of the deal last night with a 10-4 stomping of the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS to win the series and advance to the second straight World Series.

  Philadelphia Phillies return to World Series after defeating Los Angeles Dodgers in 5 games

Evil Entrepreneur

Children , don't start your own business. From the Green Bay Press.

"Hunter develops fix for storage problem
Camouflage lanyards sewn at ASPIRO in Green Bay
By Richard Ryman • • October 22, 2009

BLACK CREEK — Paul Ruedinger knows hunting and knows he hates losing things in the woods or having to dig into his pockets when he's trying to keep movement to a minimum.

Ruedinger couldn't find what he needed to solve the problem, so he designed his own lanyards to hang things on while tromping through the woods."
Hunter develops fix for storage problem | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

How can this guy start his own business when so many people are out of work? Unheard of, where is the government with a takeover of his business? I bet he's a conservative too. Selling the evil gadgets that help kill and wound those poor little animals.

Sorry, let me rephrase that, I was being facetious. Good for Paul Ruedinger, he seen a need and took his idea forward. A true entrepreneur. Maybe the Bay Area Workforce Development can learn something from Mr.Ruedinger. Mr.Ruedinger and millions like him are the heart and soul of this country.
He used his mind and look what happened. Which reminds me.

To my children, the sky's the limit. Advice from a speaker I seen many years ago about your mind and what it can do for you.

If you tell your mind you want something bad enough,
your mind will get it for you.
But be careful, if you wish for something bad,

your mind will get that for you too.

Keep your thoughts positive and the sky is the limit.

Unemployment, Surprising and Encouraging

Did this come from the Onion? To those two boys who are in college and think they know more then their high school educated old man. When liberals use words like surprising and encouraging, they are lying.

From the Green Bay Press.
Unemployment rates fell across Wisconsin in September, surprising and encouraging state labor market analysts.

Why should you read anymore , everything is good, move along, well let's read a little further.
"The labor pool was smaller because of people returning to school and summer workers and long-term unemployed dropping out of the work force."
Jobless rate drops in Green Bay area, across Wisconsin | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

It took them five paragraphs to tell you less people are returning to work. "Long-term unemployed dropping out of the work force", surprising and encouraging?
Jim Golembeski, executive director of Bay Area Workforce Development Board, said companies continue to look for skilled workers, who are scarce.

I like this comment from my favorite buddy over at BAWD, Jimbo says, skilled workers are scarce? Oh really!
“I know of a couple of area firms that are hiring for some very good jobs. Companies are investing in technology. They are looking for workers with higher-level skills,” he said.

He knows a couple of companies? What does he mean by "higher-level skills", brain surgeons are scarce? This guy gets paid to train the workforce and he knows a couple of firms. Who is training these people to get back into the work force? These area workforce development places along with the people that run them are a leach sucking off government and private funding and can't show results if they tried! It's not our fault they are looking for skilled workers.

People of Niagara and Kimberly, are you all back to work? How was your training by Jim and his people? How about a job training fair, a listening session for people out of work. You know, one of those feel good "I love you, you love me" meetings we can see on T V and say , "you know they care", no jobs but isn't it nice!

Jobs are created by the private sector. We need tax breaks for business, tax breaks for all workers and get rid of government waste. The 2010 election are around the corner. We need conservative candidates in all races across this country.

Boy's, don't believe everything you read. Remember, they just want your money and if you don't change this country you will pay even more for it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tea Party Results

To Berry Laker sons 1 and 2. The movement goes forward!

Dad29 and Fox Politics.
"Almost a total recall: 7 Monroe County supervisors ousted"
Almost a total recall: 7 Monroe County supervisors ousted

By PAUL MEDINGER Tomah Journal/Monitor-Herald | Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:30 am | (17) Comments

The recall election in Tomah involved Wards 1 to 7.
Monroe County board recall

Unofficial vote totals in Tuesday's recall election:

* District 5: Andy Kaftan 145, Teresa Pierce (i) 108.
* District 10: Rich Powell 377, Simon Wells (i) 105.
* District 11: Carrol Wallerman (i) 152, Tom Arndt 129.
* District 12: John Powell 116, James Kuhn (i) 114.
* District 16: Larry McTaggart 293, James Schilling (i) 51.
* District 18: Dan Olson 316, Charles Schwarz (i) 42.
* District 20: Brian Buswell 40, Robert Helming (i) 36.
* District 21: Bill Blanchard Jr. 91, Pete Peterson (i) 57.

SPARTA - Seven of eight Monroe County supervisors fell Tuesday in a recall election over their support for a proposed $26.7 million justice center.

Only Carrol Wallerman of the town of Ridgeville, who represents District 11, survived the recall effort mounted by a taxpayers group whose earlier efforts to get a public referendum on the project had been rebuffed.

The Monroe County Taxpayers Relief Committee targeted 13 supervisors who supported going forward with building the center on a site on the east edge of Sparta, adding a 200-bed jail as well as space for the sheriff's department, three Circuit Court branches, the county Justice Department and other offices.

Who's next!

What Ag Bill Did Kagen Vote For?

From WisPolitics. Wisconsin farmers are being played for fools. I wonder if they see it.
"Wednesday, October 21, 2009
11:26 AM
Kagen wants dairy appropriation to go through MILC program

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen said today he wants most of the $290 million in direct aid to dairy farmers included in the 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Bill to go through the MILC program.
" WisPolitics DC Wrap: Kagen wants dairy appropriation to go through MILC program

So we have a bill that Steve Kagen wants $290 million in dairy appropriation to go through MILC program. It's good our congressman is trying to do good for his constituents when bills are being discussed and written.
The appropriations bill was signed today by President Barack Obama. The bill includes $350 million in aid to dairy farmers -- $60 million to buy cheese and other dairy products to bring down surpluses, and $290 million in general aid. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will determine how the $290 million is divided.

Wait a minute, help me here, Obama signed the bill? A done deal? Congressman Kagen, did you miss something here? Did you not vote for this bill? What is Kagen saying, when did this happen, was I in the bathroom with Chaney?

So Vilsack will determine where the money goes? Was that in the bill? What did Steve Kagen vote for? Did he not read the bill? Will someone fill me in here? This is CRAZY! Vilsack will give the money to government employee's and farmers will a buck two eighty!
Kagen said he expressed to Vilsack his wish that 80 percent of the aid be distributed through the MILC program, instead of creating a new program to dispense the aid, and the other 20 percent can be distributed through a different format.

He wished Vilsack would give 80% through the MILC? How was the bill written? Did President Obama sign a blank check to Vilsack and Kagen is in front of the candy window hoping to get some gum drops?
"It makes sense to use an existing program," Kagen said this morning during a conference call with reporters.
What? A conference call with reporters? Did anyone ask him what gives? Why wasn't it spelled out in the bill? Did the media ask Kagen if he read the bill? What the heck is he wishing for!
Kagen, a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, said dairy farmers are struggling with historic lows for their products.
Farmers are getting shafted by Kagen, Vilsack and Obama and $290 million will be wasted. You farmers out there will see little or no money. They want your farms SHUT DOWN!
"Hopefully the floor will now be firmed up and prices will come back to allow our farm families to be profitable and successful," he said.

What did that mean? Prices will come back before the money even goes out? What the heck is he talking about! What will Kagen say if the floor doesn't firm up?
Kagen said the money should begin to flow to Wisconsin farmers in late November or early December.
He's wishing Vilsack will direct money to MILC ( he has no clue) and then says they will get money in November / December? Does Steve Kagen even know what's going on?

Kagen also said that he hasn't made up his mind yet on the merits of Obama's proposal to cut $250 checks to seniors to make up for a lack of a cost of living increase in Social Security.

"I think we have to address those people who need help the most," Kagen said. "Senior citizens living on fixed incomes need our support. I will take a look at the bill, but I haven't determined yet if that might be the best way of taking care of our seniors."
People of the 8th district, he waiting for poll numbers to come in! Don't worry, Kagen loves giving away free money to get votes for 2010!

You poor farmers out there. Your going to get shafted, government will step closer and closer to your farm and they will stop at nothing to take you over. Join the rest of us!

Is Hope And Change Spreading?

Family lesson in life to sons 1and 2. Know your property lines. If you don't know, do a land survey.
From the Iron Mountain Daily News.

"The survey cuts off a corner of a deck that has been on the home since it was purchased, Diane Hicks said. It also cuts through a garden and a wood pile, she told the council in an emotional appeal.

"There's no buffer between what is being built," she told the council. "We believed it to be ours in good faith."" Kingsford couple dismayed by property survey - | news, sports, business, jobs - The Daily News

So the couple believed the land was theirs all in good faith? Didn't they know where their property lines were? So the remedy here is to take from one and give to the other all from good faith. Spread the wealth, If you don't have something, government will take it away from someone else to give to you. Hope and change, spread the wealth, all this is getting a little nauseating.

Or is this all a case of Sour grapes?
In their letter, the Hickses said the problem could have been avoided had the city approved their earlier request to purchase 50 feet of additional property.


Fraud Equals Democratic Victory, Huh

Note to my liberal family. You don't say.

Real Debate. and Bluegrass Pundit.
"The only problem with these absentee ballot records at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections in Troy, N.Y., is that they're phony, voters and investigators say -- and they've prompted what's being called an unprecedented investigation of suspected voter fraud.

Thirty-eight forged or fraudulent ballots have been thrown out -- enough votes, an election official admits, to likely have tipped the city council and county elections in November to the Democrats. Candidates would have been able to run both on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines in two weeks, and that could have given the Democrats the general election.
" Bluegrass Pundit: ACORN Front Group Accused of Stealing an Election by Fraud

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Do You Give 100% At Work?

From an e mail. A little salty language, if you don't like don't read..

This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 years experience.

Here is a little something someone sent me that is indisputable mathematical logic. It also made me Laugh Out Loud. This is a strictly mathematical goes like this:

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:


Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%


11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But ,

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%


2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.

1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top.

Appleton College Kids Balk on Mandatory Health Insurance

A GREAT find from Lakeshore Laments. My boy's need to see this.

Check out this 2-minute plus report from Green Bay's WFRV 5. A reporter went out to Lawrence University and asked a number of students about the "Buy Insurance or Be Fined" provision of the bill. The answer is pretty much not what most of us are being told by the national media.

Appleton College Kids Balk on Mandatory Health Insurance

A Note to Newt And The Rest You RINO's

Michelle Malkin with a note from Renaldus Magnus.

"Let our banner proclaim our belief in a free market as the greatest provider for the people.

Let us also call for an end to the nit-picking, the harassment and over-regulation of business and industry which restricts expansion and our ability to compete in world markets.

Let us explore ways to ward off socialism, not by increasing government’s coercive power, but by increasing participation by the people in the ownership of our industrial machine.

Our banner must recognize the responsibility of government to protect the law-abiding, holding those who commit misdeeds personally accountable.

And we must make it plain to international adventurers that our love of peace stops short of “peace at any price.”

We will maintain whatever level of strength is necessary to preserve our free way of life.

A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.

I do not believe I have proposed anything that is contrary to what has been considered Republican principle. It is at the same time the very basis of conservatism. It is time to reassert that principle and raise it to full view. And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way."
Michelle Malkin » Dear Newt Gingrich: Meet Ronald Reagan

9th, Am I Reading That Right?

From the NFL Sporting News.
"1. New Orleans Saints (last week: 3). No question they have the NFL's best resume after the 48-27 beatdown of the Giants.

2. Indianapolis Colts (2). First they got a week off, and next they play the Rams. Talk about easing back into work.

3. Denver Broncos (5). Kyle Orton has been terrific, and their second-half defense has been dominant.

4. Minnesota Vikings (4). After another great escape, Brett Favre & Co. face a tough test at Pittsburgh.

5. New York Giants (1). With the Cardinals coming to town, the Giants' defense better regroup quickly.

6. New England Patriots (9). Tom Brady's passing show against Tennessee might be the spark they needed.

7. Atlanta Falcons (10). Their excellent red-zone defense faces another test at Dallas this week.

8. Cincinnati Bengals (7). Losing DE Antwan Odom for the season is more crushing than losing to Houston.

9. Green Bay Packers (11). When the offensive line keeps Aaron Rodgers upright, he will move it against anyone.

10. Chicago Bears (12). If losing to the Falcons was a minor blip, they must prove it this week by beating the Bengals.

11. Pittsburgh Steelers (13). WR Hines Ward is like fine wine — he gets better, not older.

12. Baltimore Ravens (14). They're stronger than their 3-3 record says, but close losses and poor cornerback play is killing them

13. Dallas Cowboys (16). They must've enjoyed their bye week, watching Giants, Eagles and Redskins all lose.

14. Philadelphia Eagles (6). Loss to Raiders raises serious concerns. The Eagles haven't beaten a team that is above .500.

15. San Diego Chargers (15). They have dug another early-season hole, and this time they may not escape.

16. Miami Dolphins (17). Still face an uphill climb despite two-game winning streak with Saints up next.

17. San Francisco 49ers (18). Maybe WR Michael Crabtree will begin to pay dividends after a few weeks of practice.

18. Arizona Cardinals (19). Talk of demise is premature: Blitzed the Seahawks on Sunday to put the NFC West on notice.

Things went from bright to bleak in a hurry for Mark Sanchez and the Jets.
Things went from bright to bleak in a hurry for Mark Sanchez and the Jets.
19. New York Jets (8). NT Kris Jenkins is out for the year, and QB Mark Sanchez has gone from wonderful to woeful.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (21). Inch-for-inch, Maurice Jones-Drew might be the best player in the league.

21. Houston Texans (22). Few teams are harder to figure, but a hot QB Matt Schaub makes them dangerous.

22. Carolina Panthers (23). The more they rely on RB DeAngelo Williams, the better off they will be.

23. Seattle Seahawks (20). Losing MLB Lofa Tatupu will hurt the defense. They have a lot to address during the bye week.

24. Buffalo Bills (28). Will a victory and Trent Edwards' injury open the door for backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick?

25. Oakland Raiders (30). After being ridiculed for a week, the Raiders responded. Jets beware on Sunday.

26. Kansas City Chiefs (31). Todd Haley finally gets his first win. Real victories beat moral victories any day.

27. Cleveland Browns (26). Starving for offense, they should continue to feature Joshua Cribbs in the Wildcat.

28. Detroit Lions (25). For a team going nowhere, better to be safe than sorry with QB Matthew Stafford's health.

29. Washington Redskins (27). You get the feeling coach Jim Zorn will soon give up much more than just play-calling.

30. Tennessee Titans (24). Showing against the Patriots was disgraceful. Coach Jeff Fisher must be nervous.

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (29). Enjoy the sights in London. Playing the Patriots probably will not be much fun.

32. St. Louis Rams (32). On the rare occasions when they have a late lead, they must learn how to finish games.

Clifton Brown is a writer for Sporting News. E-mail him at" NFL power poll: Saints take over top spot - Clifton Brown - NFL - Sporting News

Treasury Employee?

Was this a treasury employee?

From BreitBart.
"Man charged with printing phony $50s to pay dancer
Oct 20 04:08 PM US/Eastern
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming man has been charged with counterfeiting money to pay an exotic dancer for a private performance. Rickey A. Kempter, 50, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors said Kempter hired the exotic dancer for a private dance at the Lariat Motel, and Kempter and the dancer shared a taxi to the location. The taxi driver called police after they arrived, saying Kempter asked him to hold a roll of $50 bills and he noticed that they looked odd and were not cut evenly.

Court documents said Kempter told investigators that he made the bills on a printer in his home, but that he planned to go home and get real money to pay the dancer. "
Man charged with printing phony $50s to pay dancer

Isn't this what the US treasury is doing anyway? They seem to be printing as much money as they want anyway. At least the guy in Wyoming got a private dance!

Gannett Newspapers Profit Slides 53%

Wonder when will newspapers report the news and not cover for the liberal democrats? Oh, did they lose money? Did some papers have some layoffs? I bet if they reported the real news they would increase subscriptions and advertisements. Would that not lead to more profits. List of dead tree Gannett papers in Wisconsin
Appleton Post-Crescent
Fond du Lac Reporter
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Marshfield News Herald
Oshkosh Northwestern
Sheboygan Press
Stevens Point Journal
Wausau Daily Herald
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

From MarketWatch

Oct. 19, 2009, 4:30 p.m. EDT
Gannett's quarterly profit slides 53%; results top estimates

"Classified revenue, traditionally the main source of income for newspapers, dropped 37% from the same quarter a year ago -- the best year-over-year comparison for Gannett in 2009. Automotive classifieds fell 35%, while help-wanted dropped 56% and real estate was down 37%. "
Gannett profit slides 53%; results top estimates - MarketWatch
Update, This seems to fit the Gannett group and their profit report. From Rush

Story #1: Liberals Aim to Make the News Industry Non-Profit

RUSH: Our country is being dismantled right before our very eyes. People on our side want to play like this is just politics as usual. Yeah, Democrats won the election, yeah, they had the right implement their policies. Have you looked at what the policies are? Have you looked at what the ultimate objective of the policies is? I don't see any opposition to this in the Republican Party. I look at this and I just feel powerless to stop any of this. I'm just a guy on the radio, powerless to stop any of this. I'm sure that you do, too, then I come across stories like this and I just laugh myself silly except this is going to happen, too. The Associated Press reporting: "Journalism is at risk, and American society must act to preserve it." That's a key message in a new report coauthored by Len Downie, the former executive editor of the Washington Post. "In a paper commissioned by the Columbia University Journalism School, the ex-Post editor, Len Downie, and Michael Schudson, a Columbia professor, argue the government, universities and nonprofit foundations should step in as newspapers suffer financially. The authors recommend that the Internal Revenue Service or Congress ensure the tax code allows local news outlets to operate as nonprofits."

Change the tax code to let the news business become nonprofit. They "urge philanthropic organizations to support local reporting. They suggest the Federal Communications Commission establish a fund using fees from telecommunications companies or Internet providers for grants to innovative local news groups." This is all about a panic that has settled in, the news business cannot sustain itself anymore, "We don't want bailouts, we don't want bailouts, no, no. We just want universities and philanthropic organizations, rich foundations to endow journalism and make it a nonprofit concern," for the express purpose of having it controlled all the way down to the local news level. Don't be fooled by all this talk about how it's necessary to preserve local news reporting. This is about controlling the media on every level, especially on the national level, and this is how they intend to do it.

Where Have I Been

It's been a busy couple of days. Nothing important except for a few things which I might comment about. No particular order from the last three days. Here's some of the news I didn't comment on. Feel free. From the Green Bay Press. Your representatives in Madison are bored right now.
"Legislative roundup: Texting ban, school anti-bullying policy, life jacket requirement OK'd
Home canning regulations also being debated" Legislative roundup: Texting ban, school anti-bullying policy, life jacket requirement OK'd | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Snow is almost here. Joined a snowmobile club.
"Krakow High Noon Riders" Shawano County
AWSC link.

From Lakeshore Laments. A former 8th district congressman
"Jay Johnson, R.I.P"
Jay Johnson, R.I.P

A little fun from down south from the other half of Ol' Broads Ramblings.
"Contributed by Mr Ol’ Broad."
Now That’s Funny Right There… , An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

Berry Laker son # 2 asked, said, "there's no difference between University Milwaukee and Marquette? Marquette Alumni, need some help here. I know it's a liberal school but for God's sake! I thought I taught him better. He's a freshman at MU and is looking to go across the street to UWM.

Another Tax, who knew? From Dad 29
"Gee. We haven't heard about this until NOW? You mean that Doyle, Sherman, and Erpenbach dont' think they should BRAG about this?"

Dad always knows best.
"People paid good money to watch that crap? "

Vittles update from Owen.
"Cheaper Roadkill"
Boots and Sabers - The blogging will continue until morale improves...

I'm getting a little sick and tired of hearing Jimmy Johnson's name. From
"Extends lead to 90 as eight Chasers finish outside top 10"
NASCAR.COM - Johnson ends four-year losing streak at Lowe's - Oct 19, 2009

What will this do to pork prices? From Real Debate.
Can we call it swine flu yet?" Real Debate Wisconsin: Go figure.
Can some at 52 learn how to type?
"Choose a Keyboard" Online Free Touch Typing Program | keyboarding tutor

It's been some GREAT reading.From Liberty's Logic.
Bye" Liberty's Logic: Bye

From an earlier post about local fund raising by Reid Ribble. More on this later.
"Individuals Who Gave To: RIBBLE, REID"
FEC Disclosure Report Search Results

How long does TrogloPundit have to wait here?
"But again – for the sixth straight week – he failed to make any progress"
The TrogloPundit

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Packer Question

It's the fourth quarter.

26 - 0

Why is Rogers still in the game?