Saturday, March 13, 2010


Don't forget to reset your clocks.

Change your smoke detector batteries.

And now would be a good time to change the direction of your ceiling fans.

For optimum heating and cooling with ceiling fans. In spring and summer easy to remember. "Spring forward" , fan should run backwards. In fall and winter. "Fall backwards", fan should run forward.

This isn't rocket science. Circulate your warm and cool air.And by the way, as long as your up there changing your fan direction get your sorry butt to dust off the fan blades.

Congressman Kagen, Just Close The Great Lakes And Be Done With It

From the Green Bay Press. Sounds like a good headline.
"Iron, coal demand give ports positive forecast for 2010 shipping season
Sault Ste. Marie's Soo Locks will open ahead of schedule

By Nathan Phelps • • March 11, 2010
" Iron, coal demand give ports positive forecast for 2010 shipping season | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The tempered expectations come on the heels of the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it will open part of the Soo Locks four days ahead of schedule following "several requests from the shipping community and their customers to open early because of 'an improved business climate' and to replenish critically low iron ore and coal inventories."

The Soo Locks, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., are expected to open March 21.

If we believe the headline, "Iron, coal demand give ports positive forecast for 2010 shipping season", then can we also say Steve Kagen and Barack Obama if they pass Cap and Tax, will take away a lot of jobs, raise electric rates and shut down shipping on the great lakes?

From American Thinker on Obama's own words from the San Francisco Chronicle in 2008

"Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."
American Thinker Blog: Obama Said He Would Bankrupt the Coal Industry

So why not just shut down all shipping on the Great Lakes and be done with it. Let us also ponder what the cost of electricity will cost. Doesn't the electric plant in Green Bay run off of coal?

Sure, go ahead voters of the Wisconsin 8th, elect Steve Kagen again this fall. You will get everything you voted for and then some!

Packer Throwback

Picture and complete article from Green Bay Press.

"The Packers will be fitted in the special uniforms for only one game this season, but it hasn’t been decided which one. The new uniforms are modeled on the Packers’ uniforms from the late 1920s. Erickson looked forward to their debut."
Green Bay Packers fans like new throwback uniform | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Steve Kagen is no Bart Stupak

A good read about Bart Stupak from NRO via Drudge.

"If Obamacare passes, Stupak says, it could signal the end of any meaningful role for pro-life Democrats within their own party. “It would be very, very hard for someone who is a right-to-life Democrat to run for office,” he says. “I won’t leave the party. I’m more comfortable here and still believe in a role within it for the right-to-life cause, but this bill will make being a pro-life Democrat much more difficult. They don’t even want to debate this issue. We’ll probably have to wait until the Republicans take back the majority to fix this.”"
They Just Want This Over’ - Robert Costa - The Corner on National Review Online

You have to give Upper Michigan Representative Bart Stupak credit for holding his ground. He at least has the guts to stand for life. Steve Kagen from the Wisconsin 8th on the other hand is just a lap dog for Pelosi.

It is worth repeating to hear Stupak say,
"We’ll probably have to wait until the Republicans take back the majority to fix this.
Wow, a dem talking about republicans back in the majority. Does he know something Kagen doesn't?

Steve Kagen, you are no Bart Stupak.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Green Bay Tea Party 2010

From a GREAT American, Try 2 Focus
"Here’s the flyer with the low-down on the Green Bay Tea Party. "
Try 2 Focus

Just to bring everything in prospective. Some excerpts from a speech given by Sarah Palin via The Moderate Voice. 

"I look forward to attending more Tea Party events in the near future. It is just so inspiring to see real people. Not politicos. Not inside-the-beltway professionals. Come out and stand up and speak out for common sense conservative principles."
Sarah Palin’s Keynote Speech at National Tea Party Convention | The Moderate Voice

Because from Virginia to New Jersey to Massachusetts, voters are sending a message up and down the East Coast and in good places like Nevada and Connecticutt and Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, they got the liberal left—that establishment running scared. The bottom line is this: it’s been a year now. They own this now, and voters are going to hold them accountable. Because out here in the cities and in the towns across this great country, we know that we’ve got some big problems to solve.

And in that spirit, I caution against allowing this movement by be defined by any one leader or politician. The Tea Party movement is not a top-down operation. It’s a ground-up call to action that is forcing both parties to change the way they are doing business, and that’s beautiful. This is about the people! This is about the people, and it’s bigger than any king or queen of a Tea Party. And it’s a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter.

The soul of this movement is the people—everyday Americans who grow our food and run our small businesses, and teach our kids, and fight our wars. They’re folks in small towns and cities across this great nation who saw what was happening, and they saw, and they were concerned, and they got involved. Like you, they go to town hall meetings, and they write op-eds. They run for local office. You all have the courage to stand up and speak out. You have a vision for the future—one that values conservative principles and common sense solutions. And if that sounds like you, then you probably too are feeling a bit discouraged by what you see in Washington D.C.

What is in your soul?

Mooseyard This Weekend

Tradition this Saturday on the north shore of Shawano Lake. From the Shawano Leader.
"Mooseyard St. Pat's parade Saturday
By Leader Staff

A Mooseyard tradition is on again this weekend, as the 24th annual Mooseyard St. Paddy’s Day parade is on Saturday.

Sponsored by the Mooseyard Association — which consists of businesses around Shawano Lake — the day will feature music, food, and both indoor and outdoor fun.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. the Shawano Lake Golf Course, County Road H and ends at Bay Circle in the town of Wescott.

Festivities include the kick-off of the parade led by Grand Marshal Joe Gleason and Queen Kandi Fischer of Coachlight.

The awards ceremony for the parade will be at The Landing Club at 2:30 p.m.

Between the parade and the awards ceremony and afterward into the evening will be live music and drink and food specials at establishments in the Mooseyard. The establishments in the Mooseyard (north shore of Shawano Lake) will offer menus celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, including corned beef and cabbage.

Hayrides will also be offered all day on Lake Drive, starting at noon at The Landing Club.

The Loose Moose will have a eulogy at 3 p.m., with the burying of Lucy McMoose, a stuffed doll. It’s a tradition they’ve held the last 14 years.

The parade was started by Henry and Marlene Brown in 1986. The first queen of the parade was Bernice McHugh."

DNR Magic Wand

I admit I have a lot to learn living up here in the compound but I have a question.
From the Green Bay Press.
"The changes come after hunters ripped the agency last fall for overzealous herd control strategies they say led to an anemic hunt.

The DNR originally proposed raising population goals in 13 of the state's 131 zones for the 2010 hunts.

The Assembly Fish and Wildlife Committee, feeling pressure from hunters, rejected the plan and ordered revisions.

The DNR's new plan calls for higher goals in 43 zones.

The agency estimates the changes would boost the statewide population by about 92,000 deer by the time fall hunts begin."
Gun-deer harvest dwindles, DNR proposes raising population goals | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

How can the WDNR boost the deer herd by 92,000 just in time for this falls hunting season?

Will the deer fairy drop an extra couple thousand Bambi's in the woods this spring.

Will the deer storks spread throughout Wisconsin extra deer this May June?

Did the WDNR this past winter artificially inseminate thousands of deer when no one was looking?

After all the problems estimating deer herds lately, can they wave their magic wand and in a puff of smoke, the deer herd will be increased?

I need someone to help me understand the WDNR and also need to do some reading on deer management.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Steve Kagen, Just Like The School Bully

From the Green Bay Press Editorial about how Congressman Steve Kagen tries to be intimidating to the media of 8th district. Just like the school bully, I think he picked on the wrong guy (group). Give credit to the G B P for standing up for whats right.

Editorial: Spare us from campaign drama
March 11, 2010

"It's understandable for Kagen to feel he is being treated unfairly, and he has a right to speak out. But attempting to intimidate TV stations is an astounding step with little chance of being sustained by any court in the land."
Editorial: Spare us from campaign drama | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Next thing you know Kagen will get the FCC to silence the rest of the media. Ultimate power breeds ultimate corruption. Steve Kagen thinks he has power from Queen Nancy. How far will Steve Kagen go against the average voter in the 8th?

When Queen Nancy goes down will Kagen go down with her?

The big bully Congressman Kagen has to go in November or maybe he will retire from congress and drop out of the race.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How Did Penny Schaber Get Elected

Local RTA, is she insane?

How did Penny Bernard Schaber ever get elected?

From the Green Bay Press.
"Bill urged to support regional transit
More public transportation, funding sought for Green Bay area

By charles davis • • March 10, 2010

DE PERE — Green Bay area residents urged local legislators Tuesday night to draft a state bill in support of a regional transit authority."
Bill urged to support regional transit | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

What is a Appleton state representative doing in DePere?
"I truly believe we need access to buses, trains and everything we need to get around our communities," said state Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, D-Appleton, during a forum at the Kress Family Branch of the Brown County Library.

State law does not permit the formation of such transit authorities, but legislation circulating around the Assembly would allow for such an authority in the Fox Cities area, Schaber said.

So Penny wants to ram this down the throats of the people of Green Bay? Where will this money come from? Anyone in favor of a Fox Valley RTA program of any kind should not be fit to hold office or run for public office.

Did Penny Bernard Schaber vote for the 830 million dollar choo choo for Milwaukee to Madison?

Penny Bernard Schaber needs to be replaced in Madison. The people of her Appleton district deserve someone better!
Many of the working poor live in the central area of Green Bay and have a hard time getting to jobs in Howard and Ashwaubenon, Putman said. The new authority could provide longer bus hours for those working second shifts, more routes and even service on Sundays, she added.

Green Bay Metro director Chris Phelps said the current system is backwards, and he supports a regional transit authority.

The rest of us are supposed to pay for the poor to get around? How many people in Green Bay take the bus to work? Obviously Chris Phelps doesn't know how to do his job. He admits he's running a backwards transit system. Chris supports an RTA, he should go too!

Any thought or talk for a Fox Valley RTA (regional transit authority) needs to be stopped right now.

I'm Not Janelle, Steve Kagen, What a PUTZ

Congressman Steve Kagen sends me this e mail.

March 9, 2010

Dear Janelle,
My Name is "PAUL" (Berry Laker) not "Janelle". Do I look like a Janelle?, Who is Janelle? Jenelle, can you please contact Kagens office?
Our country is grappling with some very important issues, including the economic downturn, health reform, and Afghanistan.

Hearing from you on these and other important issues helps me to better represent you. That's why I utilize every means of communication to stay in touch with you, from e-mail and my website, to events across the 8th District.

Please take a few moments to take this survey and tell me what issues you care about most. I appreciate your participation and always welcome your questions and opinions.

U.S. Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D.
As your Representative in Congress,
I want to hear from you!
If you are using Microsoft Outlook, Hotmail, AOL Thunderbird, Apple Mail or Safari and are experiencing problems with the survey in this format, click here to view this email on your Web browser.
      First Name*            
      Last Name*                  
What issues are important to you?
Health Care     Economy     Deficit
Energy     Afghanistan     Veterans' Issues
Agriculture     Education     National Security
Social Security     Medicare
*By responding, you are agreeing to receive periodic email updates from Congressman Kagen.
Your email address will only be used for this purpose and will not be shared with anyone.

Don't you think "JOBS" would be an important issue? Is our congressman that out of touch with his constituents? Another issue he left out, "replace present 8th District Congressman".

Like I said, Steve Kagen, what a PUTZ!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

This Says It All

From an e mail.

Will Harley Riders Flock To Elton John Concert

First Harrison Ford visits Green Bay last week and now we get the rocket man.
From the Green Bay Press.
"Elton John returning to Resch Center
By Kendra Meinert • • March 9, 2010

After seven years, the Rocket Man is touching back down in the Green Bay area.

Legendary piano man Elton John is returning to the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon for a concert at 8 p.m. April 17. He'll appear with his band — Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards — for their "Rocket Man — The Greatest Hits Live'' concert."
 Elton John returning to Resch Center | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Maybe all Harley riders in the area will flock to the concert. Some how, I don't think so.

Kagen's Bus Out Of Town

From the Green Bay Press.

"Jobs are still available with Census Bureau
Kagen in Allouez to recruit for Northeastern Wisconsin

By MIKE HOEFT • • March 9, 2010

Looking for a temporary job? The Census Bureau is still hiring."
Jobs are still available with Census Bureau | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Weisrock and U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, met Monday with news media in Allouez in front of a Green Bay Transit bus outfitted with the Census logo to make a pitch for people to get involved in the effort.

Isn't it fitting Steve Kagen stands in front of a bus. The hope is Congressman Kagen will be run of a town and a bus is just what he needs.

"One person can make a difference, not only in voting but in counting," Kagen said.

Kagen relates counting votes like counting people, With all the democrat voter fraud, do they go and count heads at cemeteries?

If you go to the PG article you see the wasted money Kagen is spending on the side of the bus. Talk about a waste of tax dollars!
Jobs include census takers, clerks, crew leaders and assistants, and recruiting assistants. The jobs also pay 50 cents a mile for travel. The positions are for 20 to 40 hours a week and can extend from three weeks to three months, Weisrock said.

Congressman Kagen, jobs for only three weeks? Where are the real jobs he promised with the stimulus?

Steve Kagen should be run out of town on a rail in November but since trains are all but gone, he can take a bus.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Is It Divine Intervention ?

For you lefty atheists, move along.
To my Berry Laker family.

Is it Divine Intervention? I don't know.

From Wiki
"Divine intervention is a term for a miracle caused by God's/a gods active involvement in the human world."
Divine Intervention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I went to church yesterday and only asked God to forgive my sins, protect my family at work and school and thanked him for all the blessings He has given me. My family is mostly in Milwaukee, Pulaski and Green Bay with their busy lives. Mrs B also works in Milw. and comes home from work on the weekends while I am up here at the compound.

A strange thing happened to me this morning.

Sometime around 8:15 A M my internet started working like DSL. Not Lighting fast, but wow! I was thinking, "what is going on here?" Dial up switching book marks like high speed internet. I tried all my favorites, Dad 29, B & S, Try 2 Focus, No Runny Eggs, Pine River World News, and the rest of the good people I read, (sorry, all of you are just too numerous to mention), "wow, this is fast."

Gave up all You tubes with dial up. I tried to download a You Tube, wow, a 5 minute download on a Mark Martin video. My G Mail account was giving me fits. I had to keep going to HTML to even open them. Now, click, click, there it changed. Let's try WTMJ, let's listen to Charlies show. After a minute and a half, there it played. I couldn't see ACCU weather because I couldn't download radar. So I tried it and with in 45 secs, there it went.

O K, lets try Rush's live streaming. My God, I could pee my pants, no interruptions. I had to reboot every 10 minutes to listen to Mark Belling from 3 - 6:00, but today, only lost the feed twice.

I did call Jean at Wausaukee CenturyLink to up grade to unlimited long distance, was that it? Jean, did you flip a switch?

Joey from CenturyLink customer service said I was seven miles from the nearest DSL line. Did my dial up provider up grade my system and not tell me? Joey, please fill me in here, ahhhhhh,  maybe not if I have to pay extra, just kidding Joey.

I gave a message to Google and told them I was getting errors on G mail, did they make some changes? I'm still having some problems but not like yesterday.

The above three might have something to do with it but I just don't know. I will not push my luck with my Maker and think I will leave well enough be. I will tell you I promised God that I will give up my bad tobacco habit for him giving me fast internet.

Sometimes your faith takes over when you least expect it. How else can I explain DSL speed internet on dial up service smack dab in the middle of no where.

Divine Intervention? Can I explain it? Here's my answer.

A personal note, I know You can see this post, so I just want to say, "Thank you God"

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Woosencraft Motors

In today's Green Bay Press I see Angie Woosencraft passed away. I did not know Angie but it brought back some memories of my younger years that I thought I would pass onto the Berry Lake clan. God Bless her soul.
"Woosencraft, Angie

Angie Woosencraft, 98, Pulaski died peacefully Friday afternoon, March 5, 2010, at Woodhaven Manor in Pulaski, where she had been a resident since 1994. She was born May 15, 1911 in Green Bay, the daughter of the late Isadore and Annie (Heesacker) Charles. Angie graduated from Green Bay East High School and then worked as an operator for the Green Bay telephone company.

On April 30, 1934 she married Curly Woosencraft at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Green Bay. The couple moved to Pulaski in 1945, where they established the family business, Woosencraft Motors."
Woosencraft, Angie | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Woosencraft Chevrolet was a block from where I lived on Front Street in Pulaski. I thought I would pass on a couple stories to the family. The only memory of Curly was I think he had white hair and glasses and was a good honest businessmanein Pulaski that served many generations of people giving them great cars, great deals that kept bringing people back to his dealership. Some things you just don't see today.

I remember back in the early 60's my uncle Tony would put two brand new cars in his garage to keep the new Chevys concealed until Curly would put them on the show room floor. Uncle Tony was a GREAT guy and would let us take a peek at them before anyone else in town. Wow, to see the new Impala or other models was like a kid in a candy store.

Uncle Tony was also the wrecker driver that would be called to pick up cars in accidents. It was a sobering sight to see the wrecks behind Woosencraft. Uncle Tony would tell us who died, how it happened, broken glass and blood stains all over the vehicle.

My last memory is the story about Robert, my father. He was a mechanic at Woosencraft. The story goes, my dad had quite the potty mouth and temper. After losing a wrench or hiting his hand, I don't know, he started swearing and cussing up a storm. As his rant went on a priest from the catholic church was standing right behind him. No, my did did not see the Light and I don't think it ever turned him humble. You had to know my dad.

Thanks Angie and Curly for all you did for the people of Pulaski.

Taxpayers, Municipalities, State Could Run Surplus

Here the Green Bay Press writes about health care costs for health care. What is the solution to the problem?
"Rising cost of health benefits put squeeze on taxpayers, municipalities

By Patti Zarling • • March 7, 2010 "
Rising cost of health benefits put squeeze on taxpayers, municipalities | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Like many private companies, local governments struggle with the increasing costs of providing health benefits for employees. The Green Bay School District pays about $30 million a year, while Brown County taxpayers spend about $25 million annually for health benefits that cover county workers.

Village of Ashwaubenon employees, for example, have no deductibles, and many other local government health plans have deductibles in the $200 to $500 range.

Holy cow, 86%?
Wages and benefits make up 86 percent of the Green Bay School District's budget, said John Wilson, assistant to the superintendent for human resources.

This was a big sacrifice.
The Green Bay Teachers Association recognizes the strain increasing health-care costs puts on governments, said president David Harswick.

The district implemented a wellness program in 2009 that, in part, allows employees to exercise, learn about nutrition and have a health assessment in exchange for lower premiums.

You can talk about any school district, any municipality, they're all in the same boat, their running broke and the tax payers are always on the hook for the money. What is the solution?


The dems are handing a gift to the tax payers and the unions are too stupid to see whats coming. If Obama care will let employers opt out of private health care for only an 8 % health care cost to the federal government, look at the savings.
Taxpayers, municipalities and the state could drop all employees to the government plan and save billions! We would get lower property taxes, pot holes filled, better roads and bridges and save again BILLIONS!

Wouldn't it be great to see your school district spending money on teaching our children, your township lowering your property taxes. Could you see the Green Bay Press writing about the Green Bay school district lowering the charges to tax payers.

Most, not all, unions, state and county workers are all for Obama care and are blind to what could happen if this blue elephant passes. You know the old saying, be careful what you wish for, you may not like what you get. Teachers, county and state workers having the same health care as the rest of us, my God, what a thought.

I am not for OBAMA CARE in any way but if the left in schools, local and state gov are for saving their rear end, they for sure better stop Obama care like the rest of us.

But go head unions keep backing Obama and the dems. It's your rear end.