Saturday, November 13, 2010
Badgers at 11:00
Nationwide race in Arizona at 3:00
Neighbors are making beer can chicken for supper. Never had beer can chicken.
Church tomorrow and the Cup race at 2:00 pm.
Work list includes, clean garage, fix neighbor corner of cottage, if weather permits, put up plastic on front porch. Oh and check out my spot in the Nicolet, getting buck fever.
To you and yours, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.
MADISON — The head of the state employees union says if Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker wants a fight, "we are not afraid to fight."
Wisconsin State Employees Union executive director Marty Beil issued a response Friday to Walker's call for state employees to immediately halt negotiating a new contract until Walker takes over on Jan. 3.
Beil said Walker's request shows a disregard for laws governing labor relations.
He said trying to "blow up" the negotiating process sends an "extremely hostile message to state workers."
Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said Walker wants to ensure all options are available as he works on balancing the next budget. He called Walker's request reasonable.
Beil said state employees are ready to work with Walker, but "If he wants to fight, we are not afraid to fight."
The state is broke and everyone and everything concerning Wisconsin should be on the table.
GO SCOTT WALKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Side note, if the state workers or teachers think they will go on strike, the should think twice. There are a lot of people out of work that would jump at the chance for a temp job throughout the state. Walker should start a web site to get a list together ahead of time, you know, a scab list. There are too many people out of work who wouldn't think twice about working for the state. Even if it's temporary. Who knows maybe it will turn into permanent jobs.
From the Escanaba Daily Press
ESCANABA - The 2010 firearm deer season starts Monday, and hunters are getting ready to head to the woods.
A look at the typical hunter.
Rod Stende, general manager of Elmer's County Market, said it is fun watching hunters come in to purchase supplies for deer camp.
"These are men on a mission," said Stende. "We don't see them using any coupons or watching sales fliers. They know what they want, and they come and buy it, and usually a lot of it."
Coupons, who needs any stinken coupons.
Catch that, in the U P they call it camp.
Just in case you are bored, Go for it, Da Yoopers.
Good luck and be safe to our hunters to the north.
Friday, November 12, 2010
San Francisco, California, Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed Friday the city’s ban on most McDonald’s Happy Meals with toys.
In making the veto, the mayor released a new report on how a public-private partnership is combating childhood obesity and how San Francisco’s more than 55,000 public school students are now eating fresher and healthier foods.
“Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money,” said Newsom. “Despite its good intentions, I cannot support this unwise and unprecedented governmental intrusion into parental responsibilities and private choices.”
Maybe this is just a dream. A liberal for parental responsibilities and private choices?
Is hell starting to freeze over?
Wolf 783 is alive and well in Florence County after wildlife officials earlier this month freed him from a trap, applied first aid, fitted him with a radio collar and sent him on his merry way.
The 87-pound male wolf, a federally protected animal, was accidentally captured in a coyote foot trap on Nov. 1, and the trapper called the Department of Natural Resources to report the matter, DNR wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz said. The trapping took place in the Lake Edith area of the Town of Florence. DNR Warden Kelly Crotty, Dave Ruid from USDA Wildlife Services, Holtz and the trapper set out the next day and found the wolf still in the trap.
MERRILL -- Merrill Manufacturing Corp. and its maintenance employees reached an agreement Thursday, ending a strike that began in March.
"(Merrill Manufacturing is) keeping the replacement workers and they are leaving the experienced workers out in the streets," said local union president and company employee Norma Schroder, who also walked the picket line. The manufacturer had replaced workers during the nearly eight-month strike.
Those returning from the strike have now been placed on a recall list and won't return to their jobs until their positions become available, Schroder said.
Seems like the union took it on the chin. A recall list? Interesting.
A new area code covering Wisconsin residents who currently have the 920-area code has been delayed for two years.
The Public Service Commission announced Thursday that the start of the 274 area code was being pushed back from 2012 to 2014.
The commission says the delay was allowable because effective number conservation measures and the current economic conditions have extended the life of the current 920 code.
PSC Chairman Eric Callisto says the delay ensures that callers in that area aren't subject to the changes any earlier than needed.
Wonder what "current economic conditions" means?
From the Rhinelander Daily News.
The tidal wave of discontent washing across the American landscape surged through the Oneida County boardroom Tuesday, as supervisors drowned a proposed tax levy increase for next year and exposed an undercurrent of tax-and-spending discontent.
In the end, the impromptu tax revolt, led by supervisors Scott Holewinski and Gary Baier, slashed $430,000 from the proposed budget approved by the finance committee, reducing a proposed tax increase of $411,075 to a tax decrease of $18,925.
You need to give these guys an at a boy.
What' this from the Peshtigo Times
Congress Needs To Act On LCS Contracts
Decision on awarding a contract for Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, and its partner, Lockheed Martin, to construct 10 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) and 10 ships to the U.S. unit of Australia’s Austal Ltd., in Alabama and its partner, General Dynamics, will be up to the U.S. Congress, according to Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin). Congress is slated to convene next week but it is not known when the contract will be up for a vote, possibly in December.
Each shipbuilding firm has a different design.
Sen. Kohl announced that he had been contacted by the U.S. Navy reporting they will speed up their plans to buy the ships and intend to award ten ships to Marinette Marine to be built over the next five years. He said, “This will get these valuable ships to our sailers faster, and bring 5,000 jobs to Wisconsin.”
Currently, Marinette County has the fourth highest unemployment rate in the state at 9 percent. Richard McCreary, president of Marinette Marine, reported the contract to build 10 ships would double the number of workers to about 2,000.
One ship would be built yearly in 2011 and 2012 and then go to two ships yearly through 2015.
Both Senators Kohl and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) who is chairman of the Armed Service Committee, feel the support of Congress to award the contracts is there.
However, plans are still in place to select a single winner as proposed in September 2009 by the Navy if Congress does not approve the new proposal.
Originally, the Navy indicated it was to be an all-or-nothing contract. Then last week, the Navy approached Congress with the new plan, to split the contract.
Seems Diamond Jim Doyle had strings attached to the tax credits.
Harley-Davidson Inc. has turned down the state's offer of up to $25 million in tax credits aimed at keeping manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin, saying the incentives carried requirements that might not give the company flexibility to reduce employment in Milwaukee and Tomahawk.
The tax credits, announced in September by Gov. Jim Doyle, were offered four days after Harley workers ratified seven-year labor contracts that included a wage freeze and job losses but kept the company from pulling its manufacturing out of the state.
Harley know they will have better tax breaks when Walker gets into office. Wonder what Doyle thought when H D told him to
STICK IT! HUH!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Why will not Fox, CBS, ESPN, 620 WTMJ show or broadcast the National Anthem before games on Sundays? The NFL network played and showed the complete National Anthem before tonight's game like before every NASCAR race. Did they broadcast it because they are trying to increase viewers? Did they do it because no one else would notice?
When will today's media stop being politically correct on everything from fly's on the wall to reporters on the sidelines?
Will anyone else ask the question?
From the Shawano Leader
Highway 47 south of Bonduel to open Friday
Highway 47 between Bonduel and Black Creek will open by noon Friday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Constructions crews resurfaced the highway with asphalt, constructed northbound and southbound passing lanes, replaced culverts, flattened shoulder slopes, and reconstructed the intersection of Outagamie County VV and Highway 156.
Work began on the stretch of highway between Highway 29 at the south edge of Bonduel and Willow Street in Black Creek last spring.
However, more work is ahead. Resurfacing of Highway 47 Black Creek to Highway 29 at Bonduel with asphalt will begin in spring 2011. The highway will remain open to through traffic during this stage of the project, which is scheduled for completion in June 2011.
Just in time for deer hunters from the south. Yet they are still not done till next year! Good bye Diamond Jim Doyle and hello Scott walker.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010 4:12 AM CST
Wis. DNR asks hunters to turn in wildlife data
The state Department of Natural Resources is again reminding deer hunters to file wildlife observations online.
The DNR asks that bow hunters and hunters scouting for the upcoming gun season to send in information on deer, raccoon, skunks, porcupine, foxes, turkey, grouse and a host of other creatures they might see, including photos from trail cameras.
The DNR started soliciting information last year. The agency uses the data to identify wildlife population trends and urges hunters to report even if they see no deer or wildlife.
Hunters can enter their data at http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/wildlife/harvest/survey.htm.
Tigerton High School students take a German II language class over the ERVING distance-learning network. The network, around since 1991, has been benefiting students throughout the area. (Leader photo)Look, no teacher and the students are learning.
Image and article from Shawano Leader
Erving benefits area school students
By Colleen Spindler, Leader correspondent
Morgan Schonfelder, a former student at Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School wants to be a doctor. Thanks to an interactive distance-learning program, she was able to take a medical terminology class that otherwise would not have been available at her school.
“It was nice to take the medical terminology class because that definitely saved me a lot of time in college,” Schonfelder said. “It’s definitely nice to get a wider variety of classes here.”
More than 300 area students this year are benefiting from an expanded curriculum thanks to the Embarrass River Valley Instructional Network Group’s efforts.
ERVING, formed in 1991 as the first distance-learning network in Wisconsin, features a communication network that now includes a state-of-the-art, two-way interactive high definition video system, which enables students in one school to take a class being led by a teacher in another school. For example, students sitting in their Clintonville classroom can interact with students from Tigerton or Gresham, as well as with the teacher leading the class from Bonduel.
With the high cost of education today, school budgets skyrocketing, property taxes spiraling out of control maybe it's time to look at over the air education. Take the example of most colleges today, one professor and hundreds or sometimes a thousand or more students for one class and just one instructor.
Since the teachers union members do not want to help in this bad economy maybe it's time to cut back on teachers themselves. We have Go To Meeting, Cisco Systems, and even here in Wisconsin, e1evation, llc and other forms of technology and learning systems. Why not use them?
Let's take the Wisconsin M & O conference but you could pick any group of schools in this state or this country.. Let's just start the first year with only seniors. take one teacher in Suring teaching math to students in Suring, Gillett, Coleman, Wausaukee and Crivits.
One teacher in Crivits teaching history in Suring, Gillett, Coleman, Wausaukee and Crivits.
One teacher in Gillett teaching Spanish in Suring, Gillett, Coleman, Wausaukee and Crivits.
We just eliminated 12 teaching positions. 12 salaries, 12 retirement plans and 12 health care costs. Look at the above image and article. Six students taking German ll and what did it cost the school system? I'm not sure of costs but if schools can save 3/4 of a million dollars in salaries and benefits and what, a $100,000 for equipment costs, that's still a savings of $650, 000.
If we are moving into the 21st century, we need to look at all facets of spending and cost savings in education in Wisconsin. Do teachers really care about educating students or are they only concerned about their Cadillac salaries, pensions and health care.
It;s time for change in Wisconsin and it's time Scott Walker looks at the useless spending in education in Wisconsin.
Seems Talgo is playing poker and politics in Wisconsin.
A Spanish-owned train company would seriously consider moving its plant from Milwaukee to Illinois in 2012 if Governor-elect Scott Walker follows through on his vow to kill a planned high-speed rail line, a company executive said Wednesday night.
So they will spend more money to move to Illinois. They already have a plant in Milwaukee and will pick up and leave. If this is about jobs in Wisconsin why didn't Doyle sign a train contract with the local train manufacturer that was already in Milwaukee?
This is just a bluff to get Scott Walker to buckle. Talgo already has other contracts to build trains. If the train to Madison would go through they would build two or three cars and would be done. What would they do then, move to Illinois?
Walker needs to hold his ground, stop the train and move forward for Wisconsin. The left is just playing poker, and not very well.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tip from B & S.
Link to Wisconsin's future.
Wisconsin is Open for Business!
Welcome to the online headquarters of our official Transition Office. This site will serve as a resource to Wisconsinites in the days leading up to the Inauguration on January 3rd.
If you care about Wisconsin you need to visit this link on a daily basis.
Way to go Scott Walker.
Advisory for Ozone (Orange)
|Start Time:||8:00 AM CST Wednesday, November 10, 2010|
|End Time:||4:00 PM CST Wednesday, November 10, 2010|
|Counties:||Brown, Marathon, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Portage,|
Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca, Wood
What about Oconto County?
CORRECTED: Advisory for Particle Pollution (Orange)
|Start Time:||8:00 AM CST Wednesday, November 10, 2010|
|End Time:||4:00 PM CST Wednesday, November 10, 2010|
|Counties:||Brown, Marathon, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Portage,|
Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca, Wood
Interesting read from the Escanaba Daily Press.
Continuing further along the logging road, which was shaped like a horseshoe, Mattson came upon what he believed to be a she-wolf and a younger wolf, standing over a freshly-killed doe.
"When I saw them, I stopped a good 50 to 60 yards away. What I didn't notice, however, was one very large wolf beginning to angle his way toward me from behind," said Mattson.
It wasn't until after he heard the snarling and growling from behind that he realized the situation he was in.
Utilizing basic survival skills in relation to encounters with wildlife, Mattson began yelling and screaming at the animal and making himself appear larger - a bluff to make the animal leave.
So that's how I do it if I meet one in the north woods. I am hoping that day doesn't come. Back to the story, the wolf didn't leave, there's more if your interested.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
See, lock em in a room and things can be worked out.
The Brown County Board approved a 2011 budget Monday with no tax levy increase after a meeting that spanned more than 14 hours.
No, they were not locked in a room but they did something good for the people of Brown County. Good Job supervisors.
Oh, he didn't initially take the blame for it. Caught speeding by NASCAR as he exited pit road on Lap 159, Busch exploded on the team radio with a string of expletives and then compounded his misery by flashing an obscene gesture to a NASCAR official.
Instead of simply having to go to the tail end of the longest line to serve the speeding penalty, which would have left him at the end of the group of cars on the lead lap, Busch was penalized two laps for making the gesture. And there could be more to come according to Kerry Tharp, NASCAR's director of communications, competition.
And this is my grandsons driver. I better sit him down with a grandfather to grandson talk.
The car of Sprint Cup Series championship contender Jimmie Johnson will be serviced for the remainder of this season by the over-the-wall crew of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon, the organization made official Monday.
Chad Knaus, Johnson's crew chief, substituted Gordon's crew for his own midway through Sunday's event at Texas Motor Speedway. The regular No. 48 crew had worked a series of slow stops that cost Johnson track position, and Gordon's crew was available because the driver of the No. 24 car had been knocked out of the event in a crash.
This is going to come back and bite them, watch and see.
I'll just pick Hamlin to win the championship.
Monday, November 08, 2010
Let's begin by saying the old man # 5 took third. Now let's get into the nitty gritty.
Fed up over his crew's performance, and with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon out of the race due to an accident, the four-time championship crew chief stunned everyone by making the call to the bullpen, and subbing out his over-the-wall gang with Gordon's. Of the original crew, only the tear-off guy remained. The borrowed squad from the No. 24 team worked the final three pit stops of the race, performing flawlessly to help Johnson salvage a ninth-place finish on a trying afternoon for the defending champ in the Lone Star State.
"At this point in the game, you can't have feelings," said Johnson, who lost the points lead to race winner Denny Hamlin and is now 33 back with two races remaining. "You have to go out and try to win the championship. If somebody's feelings got hurt, too bad. We're here to win a championship, and we have to do everything we can."
It's like selling your soul to the devil. I wonder what Johnson traded to get another championship? This sure shows how bad Johnson and Knaus want to win a 5th. Surprised they didn't switch with Martins crew? I'm not an expert but trading crews during the race, I hope it will backfire on the two selfish, greedy, egoistical, narcissistic, self interested boobs!. We shall see in two weeks.
Wonder what the 48 crew is thinking today?
You know they will have to change the whole crew out for the rest of the year. If they don't and Johnson doesn't win the championship, they will blame the old 48 crew for making Johnson lose on purpose, sour grapes, dissing them, what will be Johnson's excuse?
DNR officials declined comment. But environmentalists and conservationists are bracing for changes.
Mr Walker needs to follow through on his campaign promise to rein in the WDNR which is why DNR employees and tree huggers, beware of the changes coming down the pipe.
Go Scott Walker!
Barrett’s son among group robbed by armed gunman
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s son, Tommy, 18, was in a group of young people robbed at gunpoint late Saturday night near N. 54th and W. Vliet Sts.
“No shots were fired and no one was injured,” Patrick Curley, the mayor’s chief of staff, said Sunday.
Glad no one was hurt but can I ask the following question? Will the younger Barrett now run for office? What a way to build on his political resume. Maybe he can run for mayor against his dad?
Sunday, November 07, 2010
The # 31 Burton car takes out the # 24 car and after his walk to the waumbulance he takes a poke at Burton without a helmet on.
I have to give Gordon credit for fighting without a helmet on!
Good going Jeffy.
What if the so-called wave of Republican victories isn't a mandate for conservative policies, just as 2008's big win for Democrats wasn't the start of a new liberal era?
"It certainly is not the case that Wisconsin is now a Republican state," Dale said.It's not?
Sour grapes, Let me call a
Friday Busch wins the truck Race
Saturday Edwards wins Texas and Keselowski wins the Nationwide Championship.
Penske gets first championship.
Martin starts 9th today at Texas Motor Speedway.
Badgers win over Purdue. First half looked bad, second half, that's how championships are made.
Phantoms and Bears win H S Football, Coleman falls short.
Big game tonight, I don't see a blow out but a win.