Saturday, October 02, 2010

Kansas, Sunday

Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods | Kansas Speedway
October 3, 2010 | Race 29 of 36


19Kasey KahneFordBudweiser

298Paul MenardFordZecol / Menards

324Jeff GordonChevroletDuPont

420Joey LoganoToyotaThe Home Depot

516Greg BiffleFordSherwin Williams / 3M

639Ryan NewmanChevroletU.S. Army

742Juan MontoyaChevroletTarget

817Matt KensethFordCrown Royal Black

92Kurt BuschDodgeOperation Home Front / Miller Lite

106David RaganFordUPS

1121Bill ElliottFordMotorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center

1211Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx Freight

1378Regan SmithChevroletFurniture Row Companies

1414Tony StewartChevroletOffice Depot / Old Spice

1519Elliott SadlerFordStanley / Susan G Komen for the Cure

1600David ReutimannToyotaAaron's Dream Machine

1709Bobby LabonteChevroletPhoenix Construction

1877Sam Hornish Jr.DodgeAAA

1918Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's

2088Dale Earnhardt Jr.ChevroletNational Guard / Amp Energy

2148Jimmie JohnsonChevroletLowe's / Johns Manville

221Jamie McMurrayChevroletBass Pro Shops / Tracker

2331Jeff BurtonChevroletCaterpillar

2429Kevin HarvickChevroletShell / Pennzoil

2556Martin Truex Jr.ToyotaNAPA / Susan G Komen for the Cure

2612Brad KeselowskiDodgePenske Racing

2733Clint BowyerChevroletCheerios / Hamburger Helper


2946Michael McDowellDodgeCash America

3043A.J. AllmendingerFordInsignia HDTV / Best Buy

3199Carl EdwardsFordAflac

3247Marcos AmbroseToyotaLittle Debbie

3382Scott SpeedToyotaRed Bull

3483Reed SorensonToyotaRed Bull

35164Landon CassillToyotaGunselman Motorsports

3626Patrick CarpentierFordAir National Guard

3713Casey MearsToyotaGEICO

3837David GillilandFordTaco Bell

3936J.J. YeleyChevroletTommy Baldwin Racing

4034Travis KvapilFordLong John Silver's

417Kevin Conway+*ToyotaExtenze

4271Tony Raines+ChevroletTRG Mtrsprts /

4338Dave BlaneyFordA&W All American Food

I Thought We Were Only Bigots

From the New York Post
CNN anchor Rick Sanchez was fired Friday by the news network after he went on a tirade during a radio interview calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and accusing the "elite, Northeast establishment liberals” of labeling him as “second-tier” because of his Cuban-American background according to The Hollywood Reporter


Friday, October 01, 2010

Social Engineering In Education

Head line from the Green Bay Press Seems there is some social engineering going on at the Pulaski Wis. School District. From the school that had a streaker run across the football field.

Gender-specific classes at Pulaski Middle School help students thrive

PULASKI — When sixth-graders settle into Laurie Przybylski-LaMere's reading class at Pulaski Middle School, educators hope they won't worry about saying something stupid or asking a dumb question.

I thought there was no such thing as a stupid question? Isn't that a part of education?

The class is made up only of boys, and they aren't worried about impressing the fairer sex.

Where's the ACLU?
Participation this year was voluntary.

Catch that, "this year was voluntary", will next year be mandatory?
Sixth-graders in the program are divided by gender for their main classes: math, science, reading, social studies and language arts. Teachers say boys and girls learn differently, and separating classes allows them to focus on the best teaching methods. The preteens also aren't distracted by the opposite sex.

Research shows numerous differences between the sexes when it comes to learning.

Boys are more likely to be considered learning disabled or having attention deficit disorder, Przybylski-LaMere said.

Stupid male pigs, always sex on their minds in sixth grade. Does that mean most male students should be in special education?

Nationally, women receive more than half of bachelor's degrees in college.

"Parents were nervous until they understood what it looked like," Worden said. "The kids were so excited about learning. They could focus.

"Students feel really empowered."

Empowered, yea, "POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

This may be a well thought program for students to learn. I just question the union teachers engineering the thoughts and minds of our children in our education process.

One example, were there not a lot of schools who made it mandatory to show students Al Gores movie "Inconvenient Truth" about global warming? Today separate classes, tomorrow.........

Again, If this is a good thing in education, go forward with it. If it's so successful, why not separate schools for boys and girls. Why not for all students K-4 through 12? Or is there a hidden agenda by the union teachers? Is this program costing the Pulaski tax payers more for extra teachers? The school system in Pulaski is jam packed with left leaning educators and school board members.

Just go to their school board meetings. Look at the spending the tax payers have to fork over. In school health club, paid teachers in day care centers in Pulaski teaching the youngest of children, Out of control spending by the superintendent. With the bad economy the past couple years, you never read the teachers union take a pay freeze or benefit reduction like the rest of the country is going through.

I am sorry for being so cynical but when I read the last paragraph, I just have to question the motive? The teacher, Laurie Przybylski-LaMere (name with a hyphen) made the following comment,

"But what we've seen is they've become almost like a community. They help each other out. They're still competitive, but it's a lot different than when girls are in the room."

Catch that word,


Where are they really going with this? That's just my thoughts.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wis / Mich, Detour Ahead

From The Wild River News via Inteltrends Wis.

Niagara’s direct link to Iron Mountain and Kingsford is scheduled to be severed in January when the Menominee River Bridge is closed to traffic and work on replacing it begins.

If you have ever gone north into upper Michigan, this could be a pain.

Courage We Need

From JSOnline

Madison - Republican lieutenant governor candidate Rebecca Kleefisch was diagnosed and treated last month for a tumor in her colon, her campaign disclosed late Wednesday.

Kleefisch was diagnosed and treated for the cancerous tumor in late August, spokeswoman Jill Bader said in a statement Wednesday. That intervention – unknown to the public until now - happened shortly before the Sept. 14 primary election in which Kleefisch convincingly beat a field of Republicans that included state Rep. Brett Davis (R-Oregon).

The news was reported Wednesday evening by WISN-TV, where both Kleefisch and her husband, Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc), formerly worked. Bader said in the statement that the couple would join GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker for a media conference Thursday afternoon at their campaign headquarters to discuss the news.

What courage Rebecca kleefisch has. Our Prayers go out to her to keep up her fight with cancer and as Lt Gov for Wisconsin. What a fighter for the people of Wisconsin.

The Walker Kleefisch campaign also released a press release last night.

“Below is the public schedule for Lt. Governor Candidate Rebecca Kleefisch and her husband, State Representative Joel Kleefisch.

Tonight it was reported that, in late August, Rebecca was diagnosed and successfully treated for a cancerous tumor in her colon. Rebecca and Joel shared their story this evening with WISN news, where they both used to work.

They will be available for interviews in Milwaukee tomorrow, before Rebecca leaves for her statewide “Small Business Jobs Tour” on Friday and Saturday. Scott and Tonette Walker will join the Kleefisch family to kick off Rebecca’s tour tomorrow at our campaign HQ in Wauwatosa from 3:00-3:30. The event is open to the public and Scott and Rebecca will be available for interviews afterwards.

Rebecca and Joel - and their two daughters Ella and Violet – continue to thank the voters of Wisconsin for their support and prayers throughout the campaign. They are excited to share the news of Rebecca’s full recovery, after her startling discovery late last month.”

Jobs Tour Kickoff:


Rebecca Kleefisch and Scott Walker


Rebecca’s Statewide Jobs Tour Kickoff
On-Site Contact: Jill Bader (414) 335-4241


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Event Begins at 3:00pm CT


Scott Walker HQ
1233 N. Mayfair Road #117
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Friday, October 1, 2010
De Pere:


Rebecca Kleefisch


Rebecca’s Statewide Jobs Tour Event
On-Site Contact: Cullen Werwie (414) 736-6326


Friday, October 1, 2010

Event Begins at 11:45am CT


WEL Supply Chain Solutions
1625 S. Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115



Rebecca Kleefisch


Rebecca’s Statewide Jobs Tour Event
On-Site Contact: Cullen Werwie (414) 736-6326


Friday, October 1, 2010

Event Begins at 3:05pm CT


1111 Airpark Road
Rhinelander, WI



Rebecca Kleefisch


Rebecca’s Statewide Jobs Tour Event
On-Site Contact: Cullen Werwie (414) 736-6326


Friday, October 1, 2010

Event Begins at 5:00pm CT


PDM Bridge
3526 Sherman St
Wausau, WI 54401-8060



Rebecca Kleefisch


Rebecca’s Statewide Jobs Tour Event
On-Site Contact: Cullen Werwie (414) 736-6326


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Event Begins at 7:00am CT


Altoona Family Restaurant
2000 North Hillcrest Pkwy - Hwy 12 E
Altoona, WI 54720

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Eau Claire:


Rebecca Kleefisch


University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Homecoming Parade
On-Site Contact: Cullen Werwie (414) 736-6326


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Event Begins at 9:00am CT


University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Campus

La Crosse:


Rebecca Kleefisch


Rebecca’s Statewide Jobs Tour Event
On-Site Contact: Cullen Werwie (414) 736-6326


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Event Begins at 1:30pm CT


La Crosse, WI



Rebecca Kleefisch


Rebecca’s Statewide Jobs Tour Event
On-Site Contact: Cullen Werwie (414) 736-6326


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Event Begins at 4:25pm CT


Roecker’s Rolling Acres
135 Roecker St
Loganville, WI 53943

Wisconsin Dells:


Rebecca Kleefisch


Rebecca’s Statewide Jobs Tour Event
On-Site Contact: Cullen Werwie (414) 736-6326


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Event Begins at 5:55pm CT


Chula Vista Resort
2501 River Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53565

Fred and Barney, Fifty Years Ago Today

Thanks Google for bringing this to my attention.
From Wiki.

The Flintstones

started on this day back in 1960. 166 episodes. For God's sake, I was only three.

I always liked the Great Gazoo.
For you young whipper snappers, he was an alien in later episodes.

Captain Kagen, Do We Abandon Ship

From Action 2 News. Why is the DCCC pulling money from Congressman Steve Kagen's campaign?
Democratic sources tell Action 2 News the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is reallocating funding for ads for Congressman Steve Kagen -- shifting that money to other tight national races.

What might that mean?
"So the decision that the money isn't coming to the area isn't a decision that Kagen is going to win or lose, it's a decision of strategic party politics," Action 2 News political analyst Tim Dale says.

Oh sure Tim, it's strategic all right.

Democratic sources tell Action 2 News nearly $266,000 is still reserved for Kagen ads if necessary, though the money has not yet been spent.

Is that all, 266K.

The DCCC says it's still "heavily invested in this race and remains fully committed to Steve Kagen's campaign."

Yea sure, and I have a side walk to sell you in Pound.

Dale says this is common right before an election.

Sure Dale, looks like the good doctor is going to have to reach into his pocket again to fund his campaign. Congressman Steve Kagen's campaign ship is taking on water. Did you know the rats always jump ship first.

Captain Kagen, Captain Kagen, do we abandon ship?

And his answer will be,

Hell no, we're all going down with the ship or

Save me first, leave the voters of the 8th district go last or

There's only one life jacket, It's mine, the rest of you are on your own or

The tea party is throwing you a rope, that's not a rope, that's an anchor!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wis Dems May Have, "Come To Jesus Moment"

The Appleton Post Crescent interviews a liberal ( you gotta know he votes left, 99% do) professor about the upcoming election and how important the vote for Russel is for the Wisconsin Senate race against Ron Johnson.
Polling out last week suggested that, in northeast Wisconsin, Ron Johnson is up 60-40. That means Steve Kagen (in the 8th Congressional District) is certainly out. Penny Bernard Schaber (in the 57th Assembly District) is most certainly out. Tom Nelson's seat (in the 5th Assembly District) will probably flip, and on and on and on, because that's a big
Let's not jump to conclusions. We still are a long way from the November election. But you sure would like to be a fly on the wall in Kagen and Schaber's office right about now. If you can believe the professor, they might be a little jumpy right now.

Their "come to Jesus moment " might be, they are looking into the face of the voters and they don't like what they see.

If you read the whole article Professor Arnold Shober makes a lot of sense. I still think he votes democrat. At least he's honest about the dems. Why don't we see more of this from the media?

Need Help On Upper Milw East Side

Need to help the family next week and will be staying on Milwaukee's upper east side. I know I will be a week early for Drinking Right but was wondering where else besides Papa's to eat. I'm on a small budget but still would be interested in someones thoughts.

If I have any spare time I was going to do some investigative blog work in the big city. Anything I can look into? Maybe go to the burbs to see what's out there. We did live in Sussex years ago, so I do know most of the area.

Maybe I can dress as a pan handler and see what kind of reaction I can get? Maybe see if I can talk to Mayor Tom Barrett?

Any ideas?

Are Wis. / Michigan Dems in Trouble, Early Polling #'s

From South Capitol Street

Interesting numbers.

The polls featuring incumbent Democrats are most striking. In WI 08, Rep. Steve Kagen (D) is trailing roofing contractor Reid Ribble (R) 57% to 39% in a On Message poll of 400 likely voters conducted Sept. 15-16. While Kagen was always seen as a target – the DCCC had reserved time in the Green Bay district — these are miserable numbers for an incumbent.

Retiring Rep. David Obey‘s seat in WI 07 has been one of the most targeted races of the cycle so far. Both the NRCC and the DCCC have run ads to boost the campaigns of former “Real World” star and Ashland Co. DA Sean Duffy (R) and state Sen. Julie Lassa (D). The NRCC poll, conducted by Fabrizio, McLaughlin and Associates from Sept. 15-16, shows Duffy holding a commanding 52% to 38% lead over Lassa among 400 likely voters. Those numbers are strikingly different than the internal poll Lassa released Tuesday showing her trailing Duffy 42% to 41%.

Michigan’s 1st District seat, vacated by retiring Rep. Bart Stupak (D), has also been a target for both parties, as both the NRCC and DCCC have aired ads there. The NRCC survey, conducted by Hill Research Consultants Sept. 19-21, found Republican Dan Benishek leading Democrat Gary McDowell 40% to 24% among 400 likely voters. In this Upper Peninsula district, Obama is viewed unfavorably by 56% in the survey.

Record High, How Could This Happen

From Gallup via Drudge.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- For the fourth straight year, the majority of Americans say they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The 57% now saying this is a record high by one percentage point.

I don't understand, how could this happen?

Kagen, Lassa, Kind, No Show?

JSOnline reports on the Obama visit to Madison last night.

Both Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democrat running for governor, and U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold appeared with Obama. Feingold skipped Obama's Labor Day stop in Milwaukee and was expected to miss Tuesday's event because the Senate was in session earlier in the day.

Where was Steve Kagen, Julie Lassa, and Ron Kind at this rally?

A note to Mr Kagen. I would certainly think about having you and the president hold a rally at my compound in the Nicolet forest. What a back drop for you campaign ads. You, Mr Obama and Berry Laker all in one photo. I can't vote for you but it would be good to have you campaign with the president in the Wisconsin 8th district.

How About Cranberry Soda

JSOnline talks about new items from the bumper crop of cranberries.

Wisconsin is the nation's top producing cranberry state, and growers expect this fall's crop to be the second largest on record, an estimated 430 million pounds. (A record 460 million pounds were harvested in 2008.)

The industry is focused on innovation and on touting the health benefits of the cranberry, said Tom Lochner, executive director of the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

With a wide array of cranberry products sold at stores and farmers markets - dried sweetened cranberries, cranberry-laced barbecue sauces, salsas and jams, cranberry sauce and a rainbow of juices - it's easy to imagine a meal incorporating cranberries in every course.

Will we ever see cranberry Coke, cranberry Pepsi or Cranberry Dr Pepper?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Packer Fans, Let's Be Honest Here

I have a painful honest "come to Jesus" moment.

After listening to Mark Belling on WISN, I have to say it is time you look into the mirror and admit,

TT needs to go back to Seattle and MM needs to be the offense line coach in Pittsburgh!

It was UGLY and should not be.

Come on, ADMIT IT TO YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!

Congressman Steve Kagen's Last Mile

STIMULUS and TAX PAYERS WASTE in the Wisconsin 8th district.

With Congressman Steve Kagen in full campaign mode I thought I would ask, what did his vote for stimulus last year do for the people of Wisconsin?

How many jobs were created? What did it do for the people of Wisconsin? Was stimulus money spent wisely? Here's one I call "Kagen's Last Mile".

If you travel north on HWY 141 some 40 miles from Green Bay you will find a nice little
Village of Pound Wisconsin. Population in the 2000 census was 355 people.

Let's first start with a letter from Frank J. Busalacchi, Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation to Ray LaHood U S Secretary of transportation dated September14, 2009. I will highlight what I thought was important.

On behalf of Governor Jim Doyle, I am pleased to provide you with Wisconsin's
certification of the attached highway infrastructure projects and Ferry Boat
Discretionary program grant under section 1511 of the American Recoveryand
ReinvestmentAct. Specifically, pursuant to Title XV, Subtitle A, section 1511 of
the American Recoveryand ReinvestmentAct (Public Law 111-5 (February 17,
2009» ("ARRA"), I hereby certify that the attached infrastructure investments
funded with amounts appropriated by ARRA under the heading Highway
Infrastructure Investmentto the Federal HighwayAdministration have received
the full review and vetting required by law and that I accept responsibility that
such investments are appropriate uses of taxpayer dollars.

Appropriate use of tax dollars? Here's the project.

Pound, Village of Walk-Way Connection SVL 1285ft to exist, 4000ft from
Enhancement (W-WCE) N of exist

Estimated cost$723,988
Estimated ARRA funding $723,988

Say what? $723,988 for a side walk? Did the project ever happen? Was this one of Steve Kagen's stimulus projects he voted for? Well it's finished

Take a look. I took a drive through Pound and headed north on 21st Rd towards HWY 64.

No houses, no business, no nothing but farm fields to the east and west.

If you look to the right on the above picture you see a fancy street light. They added somewhere between 25 to 30 street lights along the sidewalk. Do the people of Pound now have to pay for electricity for the extra street lights?

Eventually you get to see houses and some business closer to HWY 64.

The sidewalk ends at HWY 64 to the north. If your in the area, you need to see this.

So there you have a 4000 ft sidewalk with new street lights that cost over 700 thousand dollars. Why couldn't they have used black top as a side walk / bike path? Why cement? Why the fancy street lights?

You cannot blame the Village of Pound for asking for their walkway but 723 thousand dollars! If you stand on the HWY 141 over pass you can look north and south and see it is a side walk that goes no where with the tax payer money.

Congressman Kagen, was all of the $723, 988 spent on this one stimulus project?

Congressman Kagen, how many jobs did this create? Where are those jobs today?

Congressman Kagen, could the money have been spent on a better project?

Congressman Kagen, how could you vote for wasteful stimulus which our children will have to pay for the rest of their life.

Congressman Kagen, I think you need to take a walk away from politics. This sidewalk is less then a mile but it should be the last mile you take for the people of the Wisconsin 8th district.

How much more useless spending will be done in this country?

Steve Kagen needs to be held accountable for his votes along with all the other politicians who voted for this wasteful spending.

Steve Kagen needs to go back to private practice.

People of the 8th, you need to vote Ribble this November in the Wisconsin 8th District.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The NFL's Old Man Passes Away

From SF Gate.

George Blanda passes away at 83.

Blanda was known as the Ageless Wonder because he didn't retire until he was just short of his 49th birthday.

As a kid who was four blocks away when Starr crossed the goal line, standing outside of uncle Stanly's house on Morris Ave. in Ashwaubenon.

Back in 1968 going to the inter squad game for I think, two bucks. My good buddy Mike N hit me on the shoulder and said look. There, when they did the first remodel of Lambeau Field, I turned around to see Vince Lombardi for the first time, no more then 15 feet away. I will never forget his smile with what I thought was space between his upper front teeth. How blessed I have been.

My two boys will never understand how much of a Packer fan I am. I have truly seen history in the making.

As I have told my family many times my goal is to live to 83.

Mr Blanda, I only hope when the Lord calls me, I hope at 83 like you, I hope I can shake your hand. Thank you for the memories as a youngster in NFL football.

Bless you George Blanda.

Baby Face For Wis. Lt. Gov.

Baby face Tom Nelson is out there stumping to get himself and Tom (missing on a milk carton) Barrett elected. The name baby face came from Mark Belling from 1130 WISN

From the Appleton Post Crescent.

KAUKAUNA — Fresh from winning the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, Tom Nelson wants to capitalize on his Fox Valley ties to keep Republicans from reclaiming the governor's office for the first time in eight years.

"This is my home," Nelson said. "I bring a geographic balance and diversity that ensures the Barrett-Nelson ticket represents all (of) Wisconsin."

Tommy boy from Kaukauna needs to talk to the APC. That picture on their web story isn't very flattering.

"This will be one of the rare instances where the (candidate for) lieutenant governor can actually help make that difference between winning and losing," Nelson said.

He sure has that right. Barrett needs all the help he can get. With all his spending and high jacking of transportation and doctors funds, Nelson will not be able to stand on his record and help Barrett.

Vote Walker / Kleefisch

NASCAR Dover Wrap Up

Martin started 42, finished 12th. Picked up thirty spots.

NASCAR let their choice for the championship win again.

Sure looks like the scuffle between Hamlin and RCR sure worked. Yea sure, Burton took second, good for him, but the rest seemed to peter out.

Wonder who NASCAR will fine next week to give Johnson the edge? My thought, Hamlin will get penalized.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Marie Antoinette and Tech Schools

A good read from the Wisconsin paper of record, the Lakeland- Times

The masses have yet to gather in the streets, either in Rhinelander or Madison. But if the Marie Antoinette of Rhinelander continues on her extravagant way, you can be sure people will be clamoring for her political head, while others will be pursuing accountability for technical colleges in the Legislature.

Corn Holers At It Again

From the Green Bay Press.

Higher blend of ethanol in gasoline could net federal approval in October

Limit in cars and trucks would rise from 10% to 15%

Fine you want to buy E 85 then buy it. Don't force people to buy the stuff if they don't want to.

Let the free market sell ethanol fuels. What the heck do we have to have government prop it up with mandates and corn subsidies?

Will Scott Walker bend to the corn holers or stand up for the free market?


From the Green Bay Press.

Budweiser National Happy Hour"

I always like "O P" beer,

"other peoples" beer.