Saturday, February 06, 2010

Go Daddy

12:44 pm

So far # 5 has the pole.

Way to go old man!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Doyle Raids Another Fund, Money Grab Expands

Looks like the transportation fund is empty and Diamond Jim found a new bag of money to rob. From the Wisconsin paper of record, The Lakeland-Times.

"1/29/2010 8:45:00 AM
Frank's delay: Hitting snowmo clubs' pocketbooks
Smaller snowmobile clubs facing “dire straights”
Eric Johnson

As state snowmobile clubs continue to rack up significant expenses for maintenance and grooming activities on Wisconsin's 22,000 miles of state-funded trails, a much-needed $500,000 of misdirected 2009 Segregated Snowmobile Fund monies earmarked for supplemental funding to clubs sits in limbo in the state's General Fund, waiting for DNR secretary Matt Frank to act on the 13.10 Transfer paperwork.

The $500,000 represents additional snowmobile trail maintenance and grooming funds generated by a $17 increase in out-of-state snowmobile registration fees, which rose from $18 to $35.

"For whatever reason, the money was stuck in the General Fund instead of the Segregated Snowmobile Fund ...," said Tom Tomlanovich, trail boss for Eagle River's Sno Eagles Snowmobile Club and Vilas County director for the DeForest-based Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs. "
Frank's delay: Hitting snowmo clubs' pocketbooks

Updates when I see them.

"Go Daddy" (Old Man)

It's Time For Sprint Cup 2010. 
Can you guess who my driver is for 2010? Go old man!


Time for you Martin Fans to start shopping despite the economy.

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Catholic Bishops, Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage.

Information you only get from Dad about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
"More startling evidence has been unearthed about the Catholic Campaign for Human development that shows a disturbing pattern of cooperation between the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and groups that advocate abortion and same-sex marriage.

Two reports, released yesterday by the American Life League (ALL) and Bellarmine Veritas Ministry (BVM), reveal that the Center for Community Change (CCC), an organization recommended for support by the USCCB, has consistently taken positions opposed to the bishops' teachings on abortion, marriage, contraception, and sexuality." Dad29


From JSOnline
"Wisconsin's victory over fifth-ranked Michigan State at the Kohl Center, the Spartans' first league loss, moved the Spartans back toward the pack and revealed to the nation UW is formidable now and will be even stronger once Jon Leuer returns"
Sports - JSOnline

Who In The Hell Paid For This?

What a headline from the Green Bay Press.
"Gifts the keep giving
Brown County departments are relying more and more on state and federal grants to pay for new equipment, training and overtime
Press-Gazette • February 3, 2010

State and federal grants nearly doubled the cash Green Bay police used to buy equipment in 2009.

Green Bay Police Chief Jim Arts said about 93 percent of the department's $23.8 million budget covers salaries and personnel expenses. That leaves less than $2 million to pay for utilities, fuel and new equipment. The $1.58 million in grants received last year equaled about 6.7 percent of the department's budget.

Grant money helped pay for radios, Tasers, video cameras and a host of other gear." Gifts the keep giving | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

1.58 million? What, will Steve Kagen take credit for this? Does anyone see a problem around the corner?
Did anyone thank the people who will be paying for their gifts?

How To Party and Buy Congressman Steve Kagen

From Open Secrets. You think this would be a news story with the MSM.
"Fundraising Events Congressman Steve Kagen

The quest for money is never-ending for members of Congress -- and social events from breakfasts to barbeques, sporting events to concerts, are held to help fill the coffers. Often hosted by lobbyists or other well-healed insiders, these events provide opportunities for attendees to support politicians and establish a connection and access to the member. Below is a list of events planned or held to benefit this member and/or their leadership PAC. If you know of an event not listed, please contact

Feb 11,2010
Lunch@ Hunan Dynasty
Beneficiaries: Steven Kagen
Contribution: $2,500 Host; $1,000 PAC; $500 Individual
Make Checks to: Kagen for Congress

Dec 9,2009
60th Birthday Celebration@ National Rifle Association
Beneficiaries: Steven Kagen
Contribution: $2,500 PAC Host; $1,000 PAC; $500 Individual Host; $250 Individual Sponsor
Make Checks to: Kagen for Congress"
Steve Kagen: Campaign Finance/Money PartyTime | OpenSecrets

Nov 5, 2009
Fall Breakfast@ The Home of Steve Kagen
Beneficiaries: Steven Kagen
Contribution: $2,500 Host Committee; $1,000 PAC; $500 Individual
Make Checks to: Kagen for Congress

Sep 22, 2009
End of Quarter Breakfast@ The Home of Steve Kagen
Beneficiaries: Steven Kagen
Contribution: $2,500 Host Committee; $1,000 PAC; $500 Individual
Make Checks to: Kagen for Congress

Jun 30, 2009
Fish Boil with Labor & Friends@ Green Bay Labor Temple
Beneficiaries: Steven Kagen
Contribution: $1,000 PAC Host; $500 Individual Host; $250 Individual Sponsor; $25 Guest
Make Checks to: Kagen for Congress

Jun 29, 2009
End of Quarter Reception@ Law Firm of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.
Beneficiaries: Steven Kagen
Contribution: $1000 Host Committee; $500 Sponsor; $100 Guest
Make Checks to: Kagen for Congress

Jun 25, 2009
Washington Nationals vs. Boston Red Sox@ Nationals Park
Beneficiaries: Steven Kagen
Contribution: $5000 (4 tickets); $2500 (2 tickets); $1500 (1 ticket)
Make Checks to: Kagen for Congress
I have a big problem with Kagen and the NRA!

All this money and what are the people of the Wisconsin 8th getting for this? How many jobs is Kagen getting for the people of the 8th? How many tax increases will the people of the 8th get from Steve Kagen's parties? Steve Kagen has to go in November! The question is who will replace him? There is more Kagen parties at the above link.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Polish Army On The Move In Illinois

From Dad29 and the American Spectator.

"Andrzejewski's Army

By Robert Stacy McCain on 2.1.10 @ 6:08AM

Adam Andrzejewski refers to his opponents in the Illinois Republican primary as "the Redcoats," while calling his own grassroots campaign for governor "the ragtag army."

Revolutionary War metaphors come easily for Andrzejewski, whose showing Tuesday in Illinois will provide an early test of the ability of Tea Party activists to deliver votes in Republican primaries during this year's mid-term campaign."
The American Spectator : Andrzejewski's Army

This was interesting to read.
Andrzejewski says he was inspired by Friday's remarks from the Cold War hero who led Poland's defiance of the Soviet Union. "Walesa said that it was impossible to defeat the tanks, the airplanes and the guns of the communists. Solidarity prevailed because their principles and values were stronger."

By the way my parents are of Polish descent.

Grandpa Joke

E mail from a friend.

    A six year old goes to the hospital with her grandmother, to visit her Grandpa.

    When they get to the hospital, she runs ahead of her Grandma and bursts into her Grandpa's room...

    "Grandpa, Grandpa," she says excitedly, "As soon as Grandma comes into
   the room,  make a noise like a frog!"

   "What?" said her Grandpa.

    "Make a noise like a frog…… because Grandma said that as soon as you croak,
   we're all going to Disneyland "

   Kinda brings a tear to your eye don't it.?

Seniors Have it Right

From an e mail, thanks Ron, and Bring Back America
"Bet you don’t know Harold Sclumberg
By LarryD

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to “make a difference” in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of “seniors” who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.

Harold Sclumberg is such a person…"
Bring Back America » Bet you don’t know Harold Sclumberg

I’ve often been asked, ‘What do you old folks do now that you’re retired’? Well. I’m fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, and one of the things I enjoy most is turning beer, wine, Scotch, and margaritas into urine.

And I’m pretty damn good at it, too!

WDOT, Put It Where The Sun Doesn't Shine

Good news from the Peshtigo Times. Peshtigo seems to be telling the WDOT something.
"Peshtigo Judiciary Opposes Roundabouts
Apparently no one except the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) wants the roundabout that is planned for access to the recently constructed 4-lane Hwy. 41 at Schacht Road and Maple Street, which is the north end of the by-pass around the City of Peshtigo.

By unanimous vote, Peshtigo Town Board recently approved a resolution opposing construction of the roundabout."
Peshtigo Times Wisconsin Community Newspaper

Way to go Peshtigo.

New Mini Casino on Berry Lake

Picture from Google images.

Not sure if this has got to the press yet but it seems the rumor is a new small mini casino, maybe with a gas station will be going up accross the road (CTH V V) along side Berry Lake next to Oconto County. It is rumored it will go where there is now a supper club and gas station / store in Menominee County.
Menominee Casino-Bingo-Hotel is said to be doing the project. It was also rumored the Oneida Casino was backing some of the project. It should make Berry Lake Wisconsin ( map) a busy place in the area.

If it does happen I'll have to stop and see if the machines will be tight or loose. I think who ever builds it will have success. There are a lot of summer people in that area and wonder why someone didn't build one there sooner. Somebody's going to make a ton of money.

Good job Menominee Nation

Soap Box Derby

Ah, memories from ten or twelve years ago.
From the
Shawano Leader

"Boy Scouts from Troops 3032 and 3303 in Shawano participated in the annual Pinewood Derby Saturday afternoon at the United Methodist Church in Shawano. Isaiah Moesch, left, and Bryce Carlson, right, watch cars race down the track. With them is Todd Sherman. Carlson won this heat with his hotdog-shaped car. Moesch was racing for Andrew Kennard. Besides racing, scouts also earned patches for their work creating their cars, which were colorful and creative. (Leader photo by Donna Hobscheid)

Hey Berry Laker son's 1 & 2. Do you remember back in Sussex when you two were in the soap box derby. I seem to remember your dad didn't know a lot about building cars, did he. Come to think of it, you guys did a great job all by yourself. To all the fathers that will participate in soap box derby, enjoy the memories, right boys!

Anyone else have any soap box stories?

A side note. The above picture could have the caption, "2011 GM / Chrysler car show", the way government motors is going, those could be the cars they want us to drive.