Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sonoma California

Toyota/Save Mart 350 | Infineon Raceway
June 20, 2010 | Race 16 of 36


1 9 Kasey Kahne Ford Budweiser 93.893 76.300 Leader
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 93.809 76.368 -0.068
3 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 93.579 76.556 -0.256
4 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 93.446 76.665 -0.365
5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 93.415 76.690 -0.390
6 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Clorox / Kleenex 93.270 76.809 -0.509
7 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 93.264 76.814 -0.514
8 71 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet Adobe Road Winery 93.256 76.821 -0.521
9 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 93.233 76.840 -0.540
10 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 93.195 76.871 -0.571

11 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 93.172 76.890 -0.590

12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 93.166 76.895 -0.595
13 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation 93.156 76.903 -0.603
14 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 93.144 76.913 -0.613
15 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Insignia HDTV / Best Buy 93.066 76.978 -0.678
16 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Monster Energy 92.977 77.051 -0.751
17 26 Boris Said Ford Air National Guard / 92.936 77.085 -0.785
18 98 Paul Menard Ford CertainTeed / Menards 92.877 77.134 -0.834
19 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac / "Toy Story 3" 92.842 77.163 -0.863
20 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 92.829 77.174 -0.874
21 19 Elliott Sadler Ford Stanley 92.787 77.209 -0.909
22 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 92.678 77.300 -1.000
23 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 92.618 77.350 -1.050
24 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 92.587 77.376 -1.076
25 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's 92.486 77.460 -1.160
26 38 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 92.428 77.509 -1.209
27 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Pedigree 92.399 77.533 -1.233
28 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 92.396 77.536 -1.236
29 13 Max Papis Toyota GEICO 92.382 77.548 -1.248
30 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 92.292 77.623 -1.323
31 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 92.213 77.690 -1.390
32 09 Jan Magnussen Chevrolet 92.188 77.711 -1.411
33 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 92.008 77.863 -1.563
34 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal Black 92.003 77.867 -1.567
35 207 P.J. Jones Toyota 91.972 77.893 -1.593
36 12 Brad Keselowski Dodge Penske Racing 91.952 77.910 -1.610
37 46 J.J. Yeley Dodge International Truck and Engines 91.860 77.988 -1.688
38 83 Mattias Ekstrom Toyota Red Bull 91.806 78.034 -1.734
39 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 91.480 78.312 -2.012
40 37 Travis Kvapil+ Ford Long John Silver's 90.983 78.740 -2.440
41 34 Kevin Conway+* Ford Extenze 90.908 78.805 -2.505
42 6 David Ragan+ Ford UPS - - -
43 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 91.554 78.249 -1.949" NASCAR.COM

Friday, June 18, 2010

Dusty Trails ATV Poker Run

We are planning to go on our first poker run with the Dusty Trails ATV Club.

"Club Poker Runs
Poker Run Gatherings A poker run is planned for June 19th at Suring Community Park.

Register the evening before at School House Bar on June 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The day of, plan to register at Suring Park or Trailhead (Robenhorst Rd) from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information, go to our ATV Events page and ATV Informational page. "
Dusty Trails ATV Club | Club Events | Poker Runs

If you can join in please do.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Steve Kagen Steps In It Again

Remember when Pelosi puppet

Steve Kagen said this about the economy and who is to blame for it.
"It was the Republican policies that destroyed 8-1/2 million jobs. Destroyed 8-1/2 million jobs. It's not an easy task.

One of my friends put it this way: What George Bush has done singlehandedly, the Germans and Japanese together in World War Two couldn't do it together.""
Berry Laker

Seems today's unemployment numbers don't look good for Congressman Steve Kagen.
"Congress has added 73 weeks of extra benefits on top of the 26 weeks typically provided by states. All told, about 9.7 million people received unemployment insurance in the week ending May 29, the most recent data available."
New claims for jobless benefits rise sharply - Yahoo! Finance

So 9.7 million people received unemployment insurance in one week. That doesn't include people who do not have a job and are done with unemployment benefits. I wonder what that number is? 15 million, 20 million people.

So George Bush destroyed 8-1/2 million jobs, Bush looks pretty good compared to the Kagen Obama years. Kagen stepped in it again. His staff needs to watch what he says. Tip to his staff, why not write his speech's and get him a teleprompter. 

It's time for Mr Kagen to go home in November.

Green Bay Fox Valley RTA

From the Green Bay Press.

Looks like Green Bay transit is running out of money for bus service in Green Bay and Brown County. Oh boy, talk of an RTA!
"Operating on an annual budget of $8 million, the bus system serves about 1.3 million riders a year on 13 routes, some of which extend into De Pere, Allouez and other neighboring communities.

The system receives about $2.6 million a year in federal funds allocated by the state.

Brad Sauer, president of the Green Bay Transit Alliance, a private advocacy group, said losing such a sizeable share of federal funds could equate to eliminating an entire day of bus service, or all nighttime service.

"It's going to make a dramatic impact," he said.

Sauer and others support creating a regional transit authority to spread out the cost of public transportation and possibly identifying new funding sources, such as taxes. However, state legislation intended to pave the way for regionalization has run into opposition.

Sauer said he hopes that more people will support a regional solution once they see the updated projections of federal revenue losses.

"It's scary," he said." Census could cost Green Bay Metro nearly $1M in funding | | Green Bay Press Gazette

First, lets see 1.3 mil riders divided by 365 = 3561 riders per day. 3561 divided 13 routes = 274 riders per day.

If the buses run 6:00 am to 9:00pm, that's 15 hours. 274 riders divided by 15 hours a day = 18 riders per hour. That's 6 riders every twenty minutes. Hummmmmmmmm.

So the buses are overflowing with riders and they're running out of money. They want your money.

So Brad wants a RTA (Regional Transit Authority) to spread out the costs. So if you live in Pulaski, Gillett, Denmark, Oconto Falls, Shawano, Clintonville, Colman, Pound, Crivits, Algoma, Francis Creek, Seymour, Freedom, Black Creek, Shiocton, Krakow, Sobieski, Luxemberg, Maribel, Yes I may have missed your town but an RTA won't. You don't use the buses but you will pay for it. Brad probably thinks since you live outside of Green Bay, your just a country bumpkin hick who won't even know he took your money.

The next step is a RTA from Green Bay to Appleton. Then an RTA from Green Bay to Fond du Lac, Then lets have light rail ( light rail is a cho cho on tracks) Green Bay to Appleton. Then we have to have light rail to Fond du Lac. Then a cho cho to Milwaukee. Then a cho cho to Madison. They will call it mass transit. All being paid by the tax payers.

You see what Bradly is trying to do. Groups like him want to do this step by step so you won't notice. He will work on this for the next thirty years to accomplish an RTA and what ever goes with it!

Brad said, "It's scary," really Brad.

This scares the crap out of me and should you. You need to elect your leaders who are against any talk of an RTA.

If the buses don't have the ridership. then do like we all have to do. Cut back the waste and live with in your means.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dr. Steve Kagen "Consumed by Doom"

From the Appleton Post Crescent.

Seems Congressman Steve Kagen is getting consumed by the 2010 election.

"Appleton East High School and Neenah High School students honored in Congressional art contests

The Post-Crescent • June 15, 2010

APPLETON — Two Fox Cities teens have won congressional art awards.

Ka Yang, who just completed her freshman year at Appleton East High School, received the runner-up award in Rep. Steve Kagen's competition to select the 8th District entry for the 30th annual Congressional Art Contest in Washington, D.C.

Yang's oil painting, titled "Consumed by Doom," hung in Green Bay's Neville Museum last month and will now hang in Kagen's office in Washington, D.C., for a year.

Two De Pere High School students took first and third in the competition.

The three-person judging panel included Appleton Art Center executive director Tim Riley.

Earlier this spring, Neenah High School junior Ben Erickson received the Best of Show Award in Rep. Tom Petri's 6th District Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery at the Windover Center for the Arts in Fond du Lac.

His acrylic painting titled "Reflections of the Season" will be displayed in Washington, D.C., for one year. Ben also received two airline tickets and was invited to the Congressional Art Reception in Washington on Thursday."
Appleton East High School and Neenah High School students honored in Congressional art contests | | Appleton Post Crescent

First, congratulations to the two Fox Valley students for winning the 6th and 8th Congressional art contests. I just have a few comments and questions. Why were the first and third place winners names not in the article? Does the paper have an agenda? Back to Dr. doom.

Isn't it ironic that Steve Kagen will hang a picture in his office in DC called "Consumed by Doom."

Unemployment at 9.7%, housing starts at 20 year lows, oil gushing in the gulf, George Bush is to blame for all our problems (that's what Mr. Kagen has said). I have not seen the painting but for Congressman Kagen to have had a picture selected called "Consumed by Doom," seems fitting.

German foreign exchange students stalking his house in Appleton and now his office in DC will look at doom for the rest of this year. Since being in office we all know Kagen has been consumed by George Bush. Remember the White House bathroom, the Barbara Bush comment and lately Bush was worse then the Germans and Japanese in World War II.

Poor Congressman Tom Petri can only hang a painting called "Reflections of the Season." Seems the name of the painting fits the political movement that seems to be consuming the conservative movement in Wisconsin. How ironic.

Democrat's -  "Consumed by Doom."

Republicans - "Reflections of the Season"

On a side note. Why wasn't Ka Yang flown to Washington DC like Ben Erickson? Congressman Kagen couldn't reach into his pocket to fly her to Washington. Liberals like Kagen say they care but will only do something if they will only get a vote or campaign money for it. Liberals!

Is this an omen or what do some say, "karma", for his November election in the Wisconsin 8th District?

Like the painting, Congressman Steve Kagen is "Consumed by Doom"  in more ways then a painting. I hope Congressman Kagen or his staff don't take the picture and put it in the janitors closet. I wouldn't put it past them.

Congrats to Ka and Ben. 

Steve Kagen Wrong On Economy Again

Number are out for housing starts in the month of May. Here's what I wrote yesterday

"Lets look at housing starts in 2010. The housing report is due out Wednesday morning and expectations are

"650,000 units in May"

In January 2006 it was at 2.273 million starts. I'll take 2006." Berry Laker

Since Steve Kagen thinks today is better for the people of Wisconsin with him in office then back in 2006. Mr Kagen can you explain today's housing numbers.

Again, wall street predicted 650,000 starts. Drum roll please. From Bloomberg.

"Housing starts fell 10 percent to a 593,000 annual rate last month, the lowest level this year, from a revised 659,000 pace in April that was less than previously estimated, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. Building permits, a sign of future construction, unexpectedly declined to a one- year low. Single-family home starts suffered the biggest drop since 1991. " Housing Starts in U.S. Declined to 593,000 Annual Pace in May -

Thank You Steve Kagen for your policy's, your votes and your leadership.

Maybe if Kagen could think on his own and not be Pelosi's puppet, something positive could happen. Steve Kagen needs to be sent back home in November.

Jack Welch / Barack Obama, Ron Johnson / Russ Feingold

Squawk Box this morning has Jack Welch on the show. Welch made a couple of points concerning the oil spill. the Obama speech and green energy. I am paraphrasing here.
"John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr. (born November 19, 1935(1935-11-19)) is an American businessman and author. He was Chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. Welch's net worth is estimated at $720 million."
Jack Welch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Obama didn't talk about nuclear energy. Jack said we need to go forward on nuclear.

Jack said it was insane to send Holder to the gulf to push forward litigation. Now is the time to plug the leak and not gather lawyers together.

Jack said someone (Obama) should get all oil companies together to stop the leak. You have the greatest minds in oil production and on capitol hill the other companies are throwing BP under the bus. The problem is the leak and it needs to be plugged now.

Said it didn't make sense to have nobel prize winning people in charge of plugging the leak.

On Obama's idea of holding a BP slush fund. You can't have government in charge of handing money out to people. Fraud happened in the past and will always happen in the future.

Green energy. Jack said we need to look at renewable energy but renewable energy will not create jobs. It's insane to correlate wind power and solar in creating jobs. Yes we need to look at renewable energy but we will use petroleum for many years to come. Green energy is not the solution, it is only an option.

Obama has a major problem and he doesn't know how to mange it.

It seems Welch minces no words. The oil spill has been how many days and it's not being fixed. Get all of the oil industry to solve this problem now and not later. You can hear how a person running a successful business knows how to address problems and get them fixed. Our president does not know how to fix a crises.

Ron Johnson runs a successful business in Oshkosh and knows how to manage, knows how to do what is right, has had to make make hard decisions for the sake of his company. What do politicians like Russ Feingold or Steve Kagen do when a crises happens. Take money from a business and hold them hostage. They sit back and have no solutions but only try to make a crises benefit themselves for the next election.

In the Wisconsin senate race I would rather have someone who knows what they are doing then having a politician tell me they care and wish the problem go away.

Who would you want solving problems?

Jack Welch and Ron Johnson or Barack Obama and Russ Feingold.

From the top of my Blog,
Success - The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. Vincent T. Lombardi

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NASCAR Comes To Road America

Nationwide cars come back to Wisconsin this weekend.

The Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards this Saturday.
"Road America" NASCAR.COM : Tracks

The people of Wisconsin can thank Tom Barret and Jim Doyle for no races at the Milwaukee Mile and thank John Menard for stepping up to the plate for Road America.

Stupid liberals and good businessmen.

Wisconsin 8th News

From the Green Bay Press.
"8th Congressional District GOP candidate Reid Ribble opens Green Bay campaign office

June 15, 2010

Reid Ribble, a Republican candidate for the 8th Congressional District, officially opened his campaign headquarters in Green Bay on Monday evening."
8th Congressional District GOP candidate Reid Ribble opens Green Bay campaign office | | Green Bay Press Gazette

Steel Workers Back # 2 Man

From the Green Bay Press about Baby Face Nelson.

"Steelworkers union backs Tom Nelson for lt. governor

By Malavika Jagannathan • • June 15, 2010

The United Steelworkers in Wisconsin and Michigan are backing Assembly Majority Leader Rep. Tom Nelson, D-Kaukauna, in the race for Wisconsin's lieutenant governor." Steelworkers union backs Tom Nelson for lt. governor | | Green Bay Press Gazette

Of the 564 people who cast ballots, 326 preferred Waunakee businessman Henry Sanders with 167 backing Nelson. Milwaukee state Sen. Spencer Coggs received 43 votes and former Lodi alderman James Schneider received 11.

Why would you back the # 2 guy?

Why did the GBP even report this story?

George Bush, Scott Walker Seen In Appleton Wisconsin

This must be Steve Kagen Day at Berry Laker. Story # 3.

Is Congressman Steve Kagen getting jumpy, worried about the election or is he losing it?

From the Green Bay Press. 

"U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen calls Appleton police over photographers in driveway

Gannett Wisconsin Media • June 15, 2010

APPLETON — Appreciation of some homes on the city’s south side earned a couple of exchange students contact with police after they unwittingly took a photo of U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen’s home.

Kagen told police Sunday afternoon that two people he didn’t recognize had walked up his driveway – described as a “long private driveway” in the police report – and taken photos of his home.

An officer found two people walking a dog in the neighborhood, and the two – a 22-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman – said they were German citizens who were at a local company as business exchange students.

The officer said the man readily showed him photos on his digital camera and said he was taking photos of various homes and had no knowledge of a politician’s home.

The photos showed street views of various “character homes” in the area that also would be available on the city’s website, the officer said." U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen calls Appleton police over photographers in driveway | | Green Bay Press Gazette
Were they really tea party activists? You know those right wing kooks Kagen seen at last years listening sessions? Steve was thinking, "My God, they're coming for me"

No, it was not a part of the right wing conspiracy it was, it was........

It was George Bush and Scott Walker walking around Kagen's house in Appleton. Kagen just said last week it's Bush's fault on almost everything. I thought I would throw Scott's name in there since most democrats blame Walker for everything else.

Will Kagen apologize to the two students from Germany? What for, he's a democrat, he doesn't have to.

Wisconsin 8th District News

From the Green Bay Press.
"Marc Trager drops out of 8th Congressional District GOP race in Wisconsin

BY TONY WALTER • • June 15, 2010

Marc Trager’s sudden withdrawal from the 8th Congressional District Republican race on Tuesday became a boost for fellow candidate Roger Roth.

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Trager, a retired radiologist from Howard, endorsed Roth minutes after announcing that unexpected health issues forced him to abandon his own campaign to be the party’s candidate to oppose Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, in November.

“I know I’m letting down a lot of people,” an emotional Trager said at a Green Bay press conference. “Unfortunately, I’ve developed some health issues which were unexpected and need my immediate attention.”

He did not disclose details about his health and declined to answer questions."
Marc Trager drops out of 8th Congressional District GOP race in Wisconsin | | Green Bay Press Gazette

Congressman Steve Kagen, Kool Aid or Straight Jacket

Jo over at Fox Politics recaps some comments by Pelosi puppet Congressman Steve Kagen

from Kevin Binversie, Christian Schneider and Tom Foley.

Jo says- "Kagen says you’re confused. Me too."
" - Appleton, WI News - What's really going on in the Fox Cities

"What? Binversie says it means Kagen sees polling that says he’s losing."

Christian Schneider piles on.

Blogger Tom Foley’s insightful observation. Still in blame-game mode, Kagen goes off the deep end. 

I need to comment on what Tom posted. What is Steve Kagen talking about here? Let's try to translate.
"We must never forget that four years ago, when our children and our jobs and our families' health and our national economy were being destroyed — being destroyed by policies that rewarded wealth rather than work — it was these Republican policies that drove our economy into the ditch. It was the Republican policies that destroyed 8-1/2 million jobs. Destroyed 8-1/2 million jobs. It's not an easy task.

One of my friends put it this way: What George Bush has done singlehandedly, the Germans and Japanese together in World War Two couldn't do it together."
 illusory tenant: Steve Kagen goes Godwin

First off, Steve four years ago 2006 unemployment was
"The unemployment rate for all workers held at 4.6 percent in June." 

Today unemplyment, 9.7 %. I'll take 2006.

Lets look at housing starts in 2010. The housing report is due out Wednesday morning and expectations are
"650,000 units in May"
In January 2006 it was at 2.273 million starts. I'll take 2006.

What is Steve Kagen talking about?

Steve said, "Republican policies that destroyed 8-1/2 million jobs. Destroyed 8-1/2 million jobs." Where is he getting 8-1/2 million? Does he pull numbers out of his butt?

How many jobs were lost in 2009 Steve? Answer 5.1 million. Lets look at what Steve Kagen said about 2006. "Destroyed 8-1/2 million jobs" From CNN.

"By Chris Isidore, senior writer
February 3, 2006: 12:43 PM EST

NEW YORK ( - The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in January, the government reported Friday, as employers added a respectable 193,000 jobs to payrolls and paychecks increased more than expected.

The Labor Department said the unemployment rate dipped to 4.7 percent from 4.9 in December, the lowest since 4.6 percent in July 2001, just before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Economists had forecast that the rate would remain unchanged from December.

The drop in unemployment was the latest sign of a tightening labor market, which could put upward pressure on wages and prices in the months ahead." Unemployment rate of 4.7 percent lowest since July 2001 - Feb. 3, 2006

I'll take 2006.

What George Bush has done singlehandedly, the Germans and Japanese
together in World War Two couldn't do it together.
What is he talking about? The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor but Bush was worse! The number of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust was 5.7 milllion to 6.0 million (or even slightly higher) but Bush was worse?  WW2 started in 1939. The U.S. joined in 1941. When the war ended in 1945, roughly 292,000 American military personnel had lost their lives and Bush is worse. What is he talking about?

Is he saying something to the vets in the 8th district? My God, has he lost his mind!

The man needs help. He either drank too much

Or he needs a

How can people vote for this man?

Steve Kagen, Pay For Play?????????

I leave for a week and Congressman Steve Kagen pops up again in the world. From last week.

First, from Wiki on what pay to play or pay for play is.

Typically, the payer (an individual, business, or organization) makes campaign contributions to public officials, party officials, or parties themselves, and receives political or pecuniary benefit such as no-bid government contracts, influence over legislation,[2][3] political appointments or nominations,[4][5] special access[6] or other favors.
Pay to Play - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks to Rhymes With Clown for the tip and Fox Politics for the information from Open Secrets on earmarks by some in congress from Wisconsin. Since I live deep in the Wisconsin 8th district I have a few questions and comments on our own Steve Kagen. Let's just talk about the top four from Nancy Pelosi's puppet.

"Steve Kagen: Earmarks (Fiscal Year 2010)"
Steve Kagen: Campaign Finance/Money - Other Data - Earmarks 2010 | OpenSecrets
Description    Bill    Amount Earmarks    Indivs    PACs    Lobbying
Marinette Marine
Bow Lifting Body Project
Marinette, WI    Defense    $3,200,000    $0     $750    $0
Good job Congressman Kagen. Marinette Marine is in the 8th district which gives our district jobs. $750 from PAC. Even though I do not like ear marks but at least this helps Marinette.
Description    Bill    Amount Earmarks    Indivs    PACs    Lobbying
Oshkosh Corp
RDT&E for the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV)
Oshkosh, WI    Defense    $1,600,000    $750     $5,000    $380,000
Wait a minute, now I know Oshkosh Truck is in Oshkosh Wisconsin but is it in the 8th district? Let's look at the map

No Oshkosh here.

Let's try the 6th.

Whoa Nellie, Oshkosh Truck is in Tom Petri's district. Steve Kagen comes back to the 8th and brags about the jobs he has brought to his district. I know it's good for Oshkosh Truck but why is Steve Kagen doing earmarks for another district? Was it the $750 in individual contributions, the $5000 in PAC money or the $380,000 in lobbying?  Oh I wonder wonder wonder.....

Now what is Navy AIT, I see it stands for Navy Automatic Identification Technology.
Description    Bill    Amount Earmarks    Indivs    PACs    Lobbying
Intermec Technologies
Navy AIT Logistics Modernization
IA; RI; WA    Defense    $3,200,000    $0     $0    $0
Can someone tell me why Congressman Kagen puts an earmark through  for the states of Iowa, Rhode Island and Washington State. 3.2 Million bucks and how many jobs for the people of the 8th district. OK, no contributions or lobbying but where's this lead to? Why not for the 8th district? Will someone ask Steve Kagen, why earmarks for out of state companies? Where's the jobs for the Wisconsin 8th district?

Oh brother, another 3.2 mil for Navy Automatic Identification Technology.
Description    Bill    Amount Earmarks    Indivs    PACs    Lobbying
Zebra Technologies
Navy AIT Logistics Modernization
IA; RI; WA    Defense    $3,200,000    $0     $0    $80,000
Now it's Zebra Technologies? Gee whiz, they are also located in Iowa, Rhode Island and Washington State, coincidence?  Something doesn't look right. Hum, $80,000 in lobbying

The Wisconsin 8th get's $3,200,000 and
Iowa, Rhode Island and Washington State get $6,400,000? Nothing like bringing home the bacon.

From Kagen's own web site from last year.

Kagen Votes to Create Jobs and Support Wisconsin Industry

What kind of game is Steve Kagen playing with the people of the 8th district of Wisconsin? Who is Steve Kagen?

Earmarks for companies out of his district! Earmarks for for companies
in Iowa, Rhode Island and Washington State. What is Steve Kagen getting out of these earmarks? Someone want to ask him? Is this pay for play? This just does not look right and falls on the deaf ears of the media.

Remember, there's an election in November.

Back From a "Heluva Good" Weekend

After 990 miles and six days away from the compound
I'mmmm  back!

Did I miss anything?

More on that later.

Just to fill you in on the details. Went to the Irish Hills of Michigan. Mrs B and I went on a camping week to the NASCAR races at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Michigan. Sunday was the "Heluva Good 400. Camped with our NASCAR family from Michigan at the campgrounds southwest of the track.

Friday before the 1st cup practice.

Here comes the old man for practice.

There getting eager to hit the track.

The Good Year blimp flying over the cam[grounds.

The trucks lined up for the Saturday race.
Heluva Good Sour Cream Dips.

The # 5 at Saturday practice.

Over in turn 3 is where we sit on Sunday.
That's right, way over there in row 66.

Do you see a dome over the track?
If you sit there, you smell high octane fuel, melting rubber and burnt oil. Michigan passed a smoking ban. How ironic is it that NAASCAR used to be sponcered by Winston and now in Michigan, smokers can't smoke in or under the stands. What's next, no carry ins?

Junior having some issues during practice.

There's Mrs B's drive # 16 the Biff.

Cars rolling around turn three.

Cup practice around turn four.

A Martin fan texting Sprint.

Looking across to the backstretch at MIS.

Nine laps to go in the truck race.

Who won? Who's doing the burn out at the start finish?

Your winner. Aric Almirola

There's that blimp again.

Back at camp.

Yes, that is the Berry Laker camp.

Up scale bathrooms.

Time for food and adult beverages.

Is this an organized camp table?

Beads, beads, beads.

My buddy told me this is not how to pack a truck for a NASCAR weekend.

The flea market west of the track.

The ultimate party vehicle. 

Walking in for the Sunday race.

Man, 123 steps to the seats.
A good view of the backstretch in turn three.

TNT camera to cover the back stretch.

Driver intro's with help of the U. S. Army.

Yea, that's # 16 Greg Biffle. Wonder who took that picture?

The Sunday flyover .

The first pace lap to set pit road speeds.

Man, this is going to be good.

There's the man lining up 21st,
# 5,Go Daddy, Mark Martin.

During the race with #2 in the lead.

Side comments, no special order.

It's a stretch, but Johnson is looking better then Hamlin. Don't like either one, just getting a little sick of the 11 in victory lane.

Allen, you need to get Mark some help here. Where's your magic from last year?

There are dumb fans out there. When Juan Montoya was introduced, some knob said, paraphrasing, "Montoya, you dumb Spaniard, go back to Brazil where you came from." I'm not a Jaun fan but buddy, hate to tell you, he's from Bogota, Colombia, you jack a$$! The guy next to him wanted to give him an elbow in the face.

It's good to see so many fans from Canada. No matter where your from, we are all NASCAR fans.

If you go through Illinois, take the 294 bypass instead of the Skyline bridge. You will save yourself around $12.00 in tolls.

People of Michigan, will you please get rid of the liberals running your state! A smoking ban at a NASCAR race!

You can but dry Ice at Meijer's

When there is a moment of silence for someone who has died, please, SHUT UP!!!!!!

Mark Martin is still in the top 12 in the chase.

MIS and NASCAR, please move the June race back to fathers day weekend.

A new slogan for MIS, Just like, "I am Women hear me roar", " I am Michigan, hear me roar!"

Want to thank MIS, Juniper Hills and NASCAR

Mrs B and I are truly blessed by camping next to our NASCAR family from Michigan.