Saturday, December 04, 2010

Scott Walker, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt eyed for job in Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker administration

Also being considered for a spot on the Republicans staff are Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce President Paul Jadin, who preceded Schmitt as Green Bay's mayor, and Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna. In an interview with the Green Bay Press-Gazette this... Full Article at Green Bay Press-Gazette
Mr Walker, how could you even consider Schmitt? Don't throw away your first, last and only term as governor of Wisconsin if you bring on ( a ....................... I can't even say it), Jim Schmitt on your team. A janitor in Pulaski would do a better job. I know one if you need his name.

Don't do it or the roller coaster in Green Bay will be called Walkers folly!

Your going to be sold out by the people you are looking at to serve in your administration.

So What's Next


U.S. Proposes Requiring Backup Cameras in All New Car.

So what's next?

U.S. Proposes Requiring all food reduce salt content. Oops, that's already happening in some places.

U.S. Proposes Requiring McDonalds to stop putting toys in Happy Meals. Oops, they're already doing that in some places.

U.S. Proposes Requiring foods to have no trans fats in food. Oops, they're already doing that in New York.

U.S. Proposes Requiring pat downs and body scans at airports. Oops, stupid me, there doing that already.

U.S. Proposes Requiring all gasoline contain corn ethanol to screw up mileage and ruin the environment. Oops, we have that in Wisconsin.

U.S. Proposes Requiring anal cavity checks of passengers at all airports, bus stations and Amtrak stations. I'm not sure if they are doing this yet.

U.S. Proposes Requiring heated handle bars on all walk behind snow blowers. I heard Charlie in Milwaukee would like that. I do like this one but not sure if we need big brother to mandate it.

This is getting out of hand. We need to take back our government.

Cheddarsphere Christmas Party

From Fred and Steve.

Our Cheddarsphere Christmas party this year will be on Sunday, January the 2nd, from noon until whenever at Papa's Social Club, 7718 W. Burleigh Milwaukee .

Please leave a brief RSVP in comments so we can let Papa's know how many to plan for.
I sure wish I could be there but I will probably be snowed in at the compound. If your a Cheddarsphere blogger, you deserve to celebrate.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the GREAT bloggers in Wisconsin.

For Those Of Us In Wisconsin Who Didn't Get Snow Today

Hillary, Have You Lost Your Mind?

From Andrew BreitBart under the "ODD" tab. Andrew sure pegged this right.
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling on Iran to show the world that it can be trusted to pursue the peaceful use of nuclear energy without diverting that technology to develop weapons.

Clinton made the plea Friday at an international security conference in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, with an Iranian government delegation in attendance.

She expressed hope that Iran would come to a meeting scheduled for Monday in Geneva prepared to talk seriously about ways to demonstrate its peaceful intentions and to address the concerns of many nations that Iran has nuclear arms ambitions.

Yep, I would say that was odd that Clinton thinks Iran can be trusted with nukes!

Has the Obama administration gone absolutely


People, people ,people, you need to go out and

BUY MORE AMMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We're going to need it to protect ourselves.

Steve Kagen Flips Finger To Marinette Marine Workers

From WBAY 2 Green Bay about the future of more ships at Marinette Marine.

But two hundred workers will lose their jobs in the next two weeks and thousands more could be in jeopardy unless congress approves the bill that will bring the $5 billion contract to Marinette. The December 14 deadline is quickly approaching, but officials say they're confident.

"Right now we believe we have strong support in the house and continuing to work with the senate where the bill will next go," says Sean Stackley, U.S. Navy.

According to congressman Steve Kagen, (D) WI 8th Congressional District, the only hold up is Arizona Senator John McCain.

"Senator McCain has offered the argument that he wants the cost to go down but then we you think about it, when will the cost ever be lower to acquire these ships. The costs will not go down from this moment forward," explains Kagen.

Kagen says that's why now is the time to seal the contract. "I think it's going to be Russ Feingold, myself, Herb Kohl and Bart Stupak who will stand forward, contact the senator and convince him."

When asked if Kagen can convince McCain before the deadline, Kagen answered, "I'm very hopeful."

Can someone explain Steve Kagen to me? He states John McCain is holding up the contracts for MM in the senate but he first says and I quote, "Right now we believe we have strong support in the house", say what? He believes he has support in the house ? Steve, Steve, you either have the votes in the house or you don't! How can you blame McCain?

Pelosi is running the House, why didn't she call for a vote?
Kagen and his democratic ilk have control of the house, they have enough votes to pass without any republican votes. You union voters are getting what you voted for, absolutely nothing!

Will anyone ask him why there was no vote yet?

Why is Steve Kagen flipping his finger to the workers of MM?

All you union workers taking pictures with Steve Kagen during his campaign, look what he is doing to you. This should of been done last week!
When will you die hard union workers see your dues go to democrats and every time, you vote for them you get


YOU VOTED FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chick-fil- A

I'm watching Auburn and Oregon hoping both will lose and see all those

Chick fil A commercials. I like the cows.

Has anyone eaten there and how's the food?

I see there is one in Racine Wis.

The Feingold Set Up For 2012

From The New York Times.

Senate Rejects Obama’s Tax Plan, Setting Stage for Deal
Published: December 4, 2010

Republicans voted unanimously against the House-passed bill, and they were joined by four Democrats — Senators Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Jim Webb of Virginia — as well as by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut.
Will Feingold vote for bush tax cut's for all or for a lesser version like this one he voted against ?

He is still playing politics and setting himself up for Kohl's seat in 2012. It's a John Kerry vote. I voted against it before I voted for it

Thank You CenturyLink

This bares repeating from my post yesterday.

Question, What can business do that government cannot?

Answer, install high speed internet. That's right folks, after nine months of dial up service we are now with high speed super fast internet service.

A big thank you to Joey and everyone at CenturyLink. Wow, this is FANTASTIC.

No handouts for free internet, no government hearings at the local library, no free money from Uncle Sam. CenturyLink seen a need to increase their business opportunities, seen a need from prospective customers and upgraded lines to increase sales and their profits to their company. The free enterprise system working the way it should without any government interference or regulation.

Green Bay, I Got A Roller Coaster To Sell You

From Try 2 Focus

Zippin Pippin Roller Coaster

Federal funds to demolish Green Bay’s former downtown shopping mall could be a casualty of the Republican-led assault on congressional earmarks.

U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen, D-Appleton, has pushed for $1 million in urban redevelopment funds for the city demolition project.

Kagen, however, is preparing to leave office without a federal funding commitment.

And his successor, Republican Reid Ribble, has spoken out against earmarks.

“There’s a lot of question marks around it,” Kagen spokeswoman Allison Jaslow said of Green Bay’s funding request.

“I see it as something that could actually be in jeopardy now.”

Without federal aid, city officials would be forced to find a new funding source for a central element in downtown redevelopment.
There you go Green Bay, Steve Kagen leaving you high and dry again.

Maybe if Green Bay would take care of the downtown before they buy a roller coaster (Zippin Pippin), they wouldn't be in this problem.

Glad Ribble is against Earmarks.

I'll Work For Scott Walker

From JSOnline.

Walker targets early strike at state worker benefits

By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel
Dec. 3, 2010

Madison — Governor-elect Scott Walker signaled Friday that he'll try to seek state worker concessions on pensions and health insurance within just months of taking office - hastening a potentially bitter showdown with unions.

To help bridge budget gaps, Walker said in an interview with the Journal Sentinel that he's also prepared to seek changes to state labor law that would give his administration new power to ratchet down union benefits.

Oh No.
Union leaders accused Walker on Friday of seeking to walk out on labor contracts already agreed to by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's administration in recent weeks. Bryan Kennedy, president of the professional workers union AFT-Wisconsin, said the Legislature or rank-and-file union members would need to reject the contracts before the state could reopen talks.

You know, the state is broke. If the union doesn't want to sit down and start fixing the budget they might go out on strike. What will happen next? Who will work?

Hey Scott Walker, if you need someone to help out the state while the workers are out on strike, give me a call. I'll work for a fraction of their pay and I need no insurance or other benefits.

I'll work for you. If I had a shovel in my hand, I sure wouldn't use to keep me standing up along side the road.

I bet a lot of people out of work in the state would step up to the plate to make some extra money working for the state.

Go ahead state workers, make his day!

Pulaski Wis, Kremlin Of The North?

I wrote a post on the overspending and high priced Pulaski Community School District. Since education is so left in ideology I thought since they call Madison the Kremlin of the west I might be able to call Pulaski the Kremlin of the north.

It amazes me how the tax payers of the district let the school board and superintendent run rough shot over the tax payers.

I thought I would look at the governors election results. If the people of the Pulaski Community School District are interested in the spending of the district, how did they vote for gov? Let's see at three voting areas in the school district.

.........................................................................Barret .........Walker

Brown County results here
VILLAGE OF PULASKI Wards 1 - 3 & 6.......393.............582
TOWN OF PITTSFIELD Wards 1 - 4 ............397 ............754
Oconto Oounty T Chase W1-4 ..........................350............640

First I take back Pulaski being the Kremlin of the North. There seems to be enough logical people living in the area. The election results show that.

So by almost 2 to 1 they voted for Walker over Barrret. I know from first hand knowledge the Barrett vote came from the staunch senior democrats and most not all employees of the school district. Yes, they have that many liberal left leaning employees and school board members in the Pulaski School District.

It will be interesting when next summer and fall the district drops the bomb on the laps of the tax payers. When Scott Walker cuts the spending of school funding and leave the spending of each district up to the tax payers of the district, the big question will be.

Will the tax payers sell their souls to pay for the high priced over paid Pulaski Community School Distinct or tell them to live with in their means? Will the tax payers have the guts to say, "Stop the Madness, No to over spending!" No to Wi Fi on Buses, no to health clubs in school, Just plain no!

I can't wait till next year.

Pulaski Community School District, Out Of Control Again

From the Green Bay Press

The Pulaski School district is out of control and here is another reason why. You can read the whole article but I thought I would take just one issue. Busing!

The wide territory means high school and middle school students living in the outskirts must be bused for miles each day. The district maintains its own bus line with 43 buses.

Lighter acknowledges spending several hours on a bus each day could be trying for children. Leaders have thought about adding wireless Internet access on buses so kids can do homework or communicate with others on the long trips.

The district also offers community nights or other activities for middle school students throughout the district, he said.

"Some of those kids live in rural areas and can be pretty isolated," Lightner said. "It's good for them to be able to come somewhere and play and have a good time, to socialize with their classmates."

First, it may be a big school district but the farthest students are away from Pulaski is twenty minutes. Isolated students, is he kidding? Can he name some students that spend 2 or more hours on one of his buses? Again is he kidding? Wireless internet on the buses, sure so kids can text or e mail a student siting next to each other on the bus ? Somebody help me here, is he kidding?

Do you know how big the Suring School District is and how far north they go to pick up students?

Second, they have 43 buses they own. That's cost of purchasing and maintenance of 43 buses. Also throw in union bus drivers, pay union wages and pay union benefits. Who's paying for this? Oh I forgot, Lightner spent $90,000 last year to buy a payloader to plow snow. That added union employees and benefits to plow the school lots. Wouldn't it be cheaper to have private business plow snow?

Some of his students are isolated? "Have a good time, to socialize with their classmates." he says. What is this, a social experiment or a place of higher learning?

This is just one part of the insanity going on in the Pulaski Community School district. The tax payers are on the hook for the health club in the school , district owned union driver buses, I pods, high paid teachers and all the other wasteful spending going on in the district. And now they are doing social experimenting with gender-specific classes for some sixth-graders.

For those looking at this from the outside, things can be deceiving. I do not live in the district but did in the past and seen first hand of the waste going on in the district. There does not seem to be a lot of tax payers up in arms about their school taxes going up every year to pay for social engineering, a health club in the school, teachers in day care centers and especially the fat cat high paid teachers driving around Pulaski in their Toyota Prius with Obama stickers on the bumper.

It will be interesting in the coming years to see how the district will pay for their Taj Mahal school district after Scott Walker starts reining in spending.

Will the tax payers stand up or just bend ...... and take it?

How About Walker Sell Some State Land

From the WDNR news alerts.

Chris Halbur, DNR Government Outreach Team Supervisor, 920-662-5121

Door County Land Trust will transfer ownership to the Town of Liberty Grove

LIBERTY GROVE, Wis. -- The Door County Land Trust has applied for a 50 percent matching grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program’s Urban Green Space fund to purchase 16 acres of land in the Town of Liberty Grove. Door County Land Trust will provide the matching funds.

Upon completion of the purchase of the land, Door County Land Trust will transfer ownership to the Town of Liberty Grove. The property will be open for hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking, cross country skiing, nature study, wildlife observation, and photography.

Public written comments on the proposed acquisition can be mailed to Carrie Mickelson, Administrator, Division of Customer and Employee Service, care of Chris Halbur, Government Outreach Team Supervisor, Wisconsin DNR, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, WI, 54313, or sent by email to If you have questions about this project, Chris Halbur can be reached by phone at (920) 662-5121. Written comments will be accepted through December 27th.

To receive email notices about the availability of future Stewardship Grant project news releases, go to

Since the state is in a financial mess, maybe we out to stop for the time being buying land with state money. If the Town of Liberty Grove wants to turn it into a park or whatever, let them flip the whole bill. Hello, the state is out of money!

Speaking of state land, how about Walker sell some of the state land to dig us out of this mess. I bet there is prime land which would bring high income to the state.

PSA, Wis. Bear Hunters

Deadline coming up. It's easy. You can do it online line but will cost you $3.00.

Wisconsin Bear Hunters,

Don't forget to apply for the 2011 Bear Season by the December 10th deadline.

Applications for the bear permit drawing cost $3 and may be purchased at all authorized license agents, through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR website, at Wisconsin DNR Service Centers, or by calling toll-free 1-877-LICENSE (1-877-945-4236).

Answers to questions about bear hunting licenses are available at the following link: .

Friday, December 03, 2010

Leroy, The Redneck Reindeer

From Joe Diffie.

I kind of like this, wonder if they play it on local radio?

Redneck Days Of Christmas

From Rodney Carrington

Twelve Pains Of Christmas

Since I now have High Speed internet, let's enjoy the holidays.

Merry Christmas

Berry Laker Upgrade, YAHOOOOOOOOO

Alleluia, Praise the Lord.

What can business do that government cannot?

Answer, install high speed internet. That's right folks, after nine months of dial up service we are now with high speed super fast internet service.

I can now watch You Tube, listen to Mark Belling and surf the web all at the same time. Wow, this is like Christmas early.

No Steve Kagen didn't help me. no Jim Doyle didn't help, no stimulus, no grant money, no state handouts to get up graded.

A big thank you to Joey and everyone at CenturyLink. Wow, this is FANTASTIC.

No handouts for free internet, no government hearings at the local library, no free money from Uncle Sam. CenturyLink seen a need to increase their business opportunities, seen a need from prospective customers and upgraded lines to increase sales and their profits to their company. The free enterprise system working the way it should without any government interference or regulation.

I thank the good Lord for all the good things I have. My wonderful family, wonderful friends including all my GREAT blog friends and my two readers.

This opens the door for many opportunities for Berry Laker and his business associate. More to that in 2011.


Thank you Lord

This is a GREAT day at the compound.

Thank You Lord

Yes Lord


From The Fondy Choo Choo Meeting

This pretty much Sums it up from the high speed rail meeting in Fondy last night.

From the Fond du Lac Reporter.

"What part of the message of Nov. 2 (election of Scott Walker as governor) do you not understand?" asked Ron Schmitz of Fond du Lac as applause rang out.

WEAC P R Machine Ramping Up

Seems with Scott Walker and republicans going to Madison next year the WEAC P R machine is ramping up to show good news in education.

From JSOnline.

State graduation rate jumps to almost 90%
Change over 6-year period nears national goal, but minorities lag

By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel

Dec. 2, 2010

Wisconsin graduated more high school students in 2008 than it did in 2002 and is just shy of an impressive 90% statewide graduation rate, according to a new national education report released this week.

What are the 2009 numbers? Seems this comes out at a time when state and local government will have to make tough decisions in education in Wisconsin.

No, no, we can't cut back on teachers, we're making progress! If you cut bacl on teacher payrole and benefits, the numbers for 2009 will go down.

We will fall behind education nation wide. The sky will fall. Save the children. Cut back on band, sports and buses before you cut back on teachers!

Why are minorities still lagging behind other students? When will you hear, "we need to spend more money!"

Follow The Money, NASCAR Edition

From the Green Bay Press.

NASCAR partners with American Ethanol as educational tool
Farmers: Partnership 'validates' alternative fuel for consumers

The announcement of the partnership Thursday comes weeks after NASCAR said it will use an E15 blend of ethanol in its top three racing divisions, including the Sprint Cup Series.

Corn producers say the move will help them reach millions of Americans weekly during the racing season.

"We have so much excess corn we have to find a market for, and this way (ethanol production) we're keeping the corn in the state and country and creating jobs," Dave Adams, president of Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board, said at a news conference at Lambeau Field. "You have to get people educated for them to use it."

First, if there is an excess of corn, why are corn prices going through the roof?

Second, how much money is being paid to NASCAR from the corn growers?

Third, between Jimmy Johnson and now the corn whores going to NASCAR, this is going over the top!

What's next, an IROC series with the Chevy Volt?

I would have no problem with ethanol if it was sold on it's own, but why do the tax payers have to give money to NASCAR to use E 85? Remember, corn and ethanol producers now get almost 8 billion dollars in subsidies from the U S government. If it's such great product, take away the subsidies and let's see if NASCAR will use it.

Bunch of WHORES!!!!!!!!!!


Maybe I should rethink my two weekends at MIS?

It's Dave Hansen's Turn

From the Green Bay Press.

MADISON — Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay on Thursday called for Republican Gov.-elect Scott Walker to donate excess money raised for his inauguration parties to Wisconsin food pantries to demonstrate his concern for people who are suffering.
You know Mr Hansen, why are people suffering in the first place? How much campaign money have you donated? Because of you and your party's irresponsible actions, you took our state and nation with higher taxes and more regulation to the brink of bankruptcy. A couple of points.

1) when is Dave Hansen up for reelection?
I think it's Hansen's turn to stand up for his voting record.

2) will he run again or stick his tail............. and retire from politics?

3) If he runs, we need to find a good conservative candidate to send to Madison to run this state right, not run it into the ground.

4) anyone know anyone interested?????? It's never too late to take back our government.

Speaking of Mr Hansen, will he be involved in calling a special session of the Wisconsin legislature and vote to pass all those union contracts that don't expire till next year? Or will his vote be no ?

His vote, if they do call the special session will be on his record to use against him in his next election. Will he stick his middle finger at the people of his district and the people of Wisconsin?

Will he do what is right and leave the contracts up to the new governor? We shall see.

Go ahead Mr Hansen, MAKE MY DAY

Will Electric Rates Go Up Again,

Will electric rates go up? It's not a question of if, but a question of when.

From the Green Bay Press.

EPA to investigate 15 power plants in state

By SCOTT BAUER • The Associated Press • December 3, 2010

MADISON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notified the state of Wisconsin this week that it was starting an investigation into 15 publicly owned power plants to determine if they were violating clean air laws.

You know they will find violations. their liberals in the EPA.
The EPA sent a letter to the state Department of Administration asking for information about the plants "to determine whether the emission sources at these facilities are complying with the Clean Air Act." The letter said information submitted may result in a civil or criminal action.

Sure, I can see them closing down Wisconsin power plants over three specks in the air. and create shortages and increased costs of electricity. Obama said he would raise electric rates to shut down coal fired plants, remember that in the 2008 election..

By the way, doesn't Green Bay have a coal fired electric plant at the mouth of the Fox River. I think it's called the Pulliam Plant if I'm not mistaken. Info from WIKI.

Close em down, it's for the children.

Fourteen Feet Of Snow

Thought this was interesting on the main page from the Daily Globe from Ironwood by the daily forecast.
(in inches, to 7 a.m.)
On the ground: 1
November: 13.3
Season to date: 13.3
Last season to date: 8.5
Last season total: 170.6
Last year over 14 feet of snow,


And people complain about a lot of snow in Wisconsin.

Get your shovels ready.

Market Sell Off Dec 15 ??????????

From US News
Failure by Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts, especially locking in the 15 percent capital gains tax rate, will spark a stock market sell off starting December 15 as investors move to lock in gains at a lower rate than the 20 percent it would jump to next year, warn analysts. [See who gets the most money from the financial industry.]

While it is unclear how bad the sell off could be, it could wipe out the year's gains, they warn.

"Capital gains tax rate will increase from 15 to 20 percent if the tax cuts are not extended. The last time the capital gains tax rate increased--on Jan. 1, 1987 from 20 to 28 percent--investors realized their gains at the lower tax rate," said Daniel Clifton at a Washington partner at Strategas Research Partners. "We would expect a similar effect this time around as investors see the tax rate going up and choose to realize their gains and incur the 15 percent tax." [See a gallery of political caricatures.]

In a memo to clients, Clifton says that the date most clients are focused on is December 15th for a deal in Congress before beginning to sell. One reason: Many stock options expire that day and investors have to act.

Will congress act to extend all the Bush tax cuts? If they don't, they could be looking at their political extinction. It could get real ugly.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

What It Means To Have Dial Up Internet

An open letter to Berry Laker sons 1&2. I'm not worried, they don't read my blog anyway. I'm humoring myself again, you two readers know that.

What a day on the web.

You do not know how lucky you are to have high speed internet. It's getting late on Thursday night and I am sitting here trying to surf the web. What a pain in the butt!

As you know I have had dial up since the middle of February when we moved to the compound smack in the middle of the Nicolet National Forest. High speed internet? Remember we live seven miles from the nearest high speed internet connection.

Sure sure, you can sit there and text, surf the web and talk to your friends with those fancy phones your parents bought you. I don't have your blackberry or those fancy lap tops, I know, I know, you need them for school. Remember, I have a 2004 and still working Dell desk top. ThankYou Dell.

I cannot watch any video's because it takes 2 hours to download.

I have to read my google e mails in "load Basic HTML mode.

I have Carbonite back up but can't use it because it slows my PC down surfing the web. I have to pause the back up from 4:15 am till 7:00 pm which are some of the times during that day that I might be on my PC.

I lately found out about Microsoft Security Essentials to scan for viruses. It's free and works great. Thank you Microsoft. Oh, I forgot I set my back up at 5:00 am while I am having coffee and breakfast. What else could I do during back up.

To listen to Rush, Jay Weber or Mark Belling over the web I cannot do anything else because even going to my Google home page would interrupt the feed and cut me off. You then have to start the down load all over again. Sorry Charlie Sykes, I could never listen to you over the net, somehow WTMJ has too much clutter to download to get a clear feed.

Oh, save pictures or files, can't do. Anything I saved in my hard drive would slow my internet service so I just wiped everything out. Took up too much memory.

Satellite internet, are you kidding. First we're here in the middle of the forest, too many trees, it's too expensive and Cellcom's nearest tower is 8 miles away, won't work.

Sure, you guys can laugh at me for having a blog, but to keep some semblence of sanity I could only do what I could at Berry with dial up. Since I quit smoking cigs it's been extra tough with dial up.

Sure sure, I know you don't remember 8 tracks, cassette taped music and black and white TV. By the way "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street' in black and white is still the only way to watch them. I wish you could work with dial up for just one day to appreciate high speed internet.

I know you sometimes see the old man lose his cool but sometimes you just have to know why.

Well tomorrows another day and let's hope it will go better when it comes to surfing the internet.

Dam, your lucky being in Milwaukee with high speed wireless internet.

Back up is starting, good night boys.

I need a drink.

Where In The Heck Was Steve Kagen The Last Four Years

For crying out loud, I thought I was done with this guy.


Kagen Pushes to Stop Renard Island Construction
Posted Thursday December 2, 2010 1 hour, 43 minutes ago

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - Congressman Steve Kagen has introduced a bill to stop the construction of a causeway to Renard Island.

The project has been controversial because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose a Milwaukee firm to build it, even though two local companies had lower bids.

The COE says it was a "Hub Zone Project," meaning it has to go to a business based in an economically-distressed community or minority-owned.

Kagen released the following statement in regards to the bill:

"Today, I filed legislation calling upon the Army Corps of Engineers to immediately stop spending taxpayer money on the Renard Island Causeway Project. Wisconsin taxpayers expect more for their money, and it is time Congress stops wasting our precious resources. We demand a complete and thorough review of all bids submitted prior to moving forward."

When did Steve Kagen ever care about Wisconsin's tax payers money in the past? He needed to get kicked out of office to have his first and only "Come To Jesus Moment" about the people of Wisconsin and the taxes we pay?

You know Kagen knew about this Renard Island project all along. It's in his district. If I'm wrong then can we say Steve Kagen knew nothing about any contacts at Marinette Marine. You Kagen voters were taken for a bunch of FOOLS!!!!!!!

What a phony or is he setting himself to run again in 2012?

For God's sake Steve,


It Begins And What To Do About It

From CBS Philly

CAMDEN, NJ (CBS) – Camden City Council, as expected, voted Thursday to lay off almost 400 workers, half of them police officers and firefighters, to bridge a $26.5 million deficit.

That’s about a quarter of the city’s entire work force.

Five members of City Council voted unanimously to approve the layoff plan — two other members were absent. The cuts take effect in mid-January.
First, how does a city have a $26.5 million deficit?

I wonder if the safety of the people of Camden will come into play? I can see the MSM going crazy over stories of people not protected by police and fire fighters. I know what could happen in NJ. Remember back in the 70's the movie with,

Charles Bronson, The Vigilante.

Image from Google.

Well maybe not Boston but it could be CAMDEN, NJ.

Why do you think ammo sales has been up the past two years? The day is coming where there will be a time we will have to protect ourselves. God I hope not but you have to be honest and be prepared. The left, democrats and some unions have bankrupted this country and we are now facing the problem of living with in our means. Face it, it was going to happen some day anyway.

It's time we take back our government and live with in our means.

Did Harley's Union Take It In The Shorts?

Remember this from the Washington Post.

The financial crisis stretched even farther across the economy than many had realized, as new disclosures show the Federal Reserve rushed trillions of dollars in emergency aid not just to Wall Street but also to motorcycle makers, telecom firms and foreign-owned banks in 2008 and 2009.

The Fed's efforts to prop up the financial sector reached across a broad spectrum of the economy, benefiting stalwarts of American industry including General Electric and Caterpillar and household-name companies such as Verizon, Harley-Davidson and Toyota. The central bank's aid programs also supported U.S. subsidiaries of banks based in East Asia, Europe and Canada while rescuing money-market mutual funds held by millions of Americans.

So Harley got money from the Fed (Obama) and the Harley union had to vote for a new contract. Remember all this back in September. Link over at Epoch.

Harley-Davidson announced on Tuesday they will keep production operations in Wisconsin after the company’s unionized employees held a vote to keep the company there.

Did the union know about this before the vote? Did the rank and file know about this before the vote? So did union members vote for Obama and Obama took care of management and again it seems the union took it in the shorts.

If management got federal bailout money why did the union take a cut in the contract? Just wondering how all this happened and will anyone else ask.

Shawano Santa Parade 12/3/10 6:00 pm

From the Shawano Leader.

Holiday fun starts Friday with Santa Parade
By Kent Tempus, Leader editor

Downtown ushers in the Christmas season with the annual Holiday Stroll and Santa Parade on Friday.

Amanda Hannes, chair of events and promotions committee for the Business Improvement District, said she appreciate the atmosphere of the Stroll.

“It’s the family aspect, kids getting to see Santa, and helping make their Christmas dreams come true,” Hannes said.

The sidewalk down S. Main Street has been jammed with people in the first 15 years of the event. This year should be no exception.

Hannes said there are 47 entries for the parade, not including the color guard and Santa and Mrs. Claus, who traditionally bring up the end of the parade.

Three Shawano Com-munity High School ensembles will be performing while riding in wagons, and Shawano Community Middle School band members will also be playing.

“It should be a good parade,” Hannes said.

The event draw thousands of people to Shawano’s central business district. Many downtown merchants decorate their stores and serve refreshments for visitors. Some even bring in musicians to play Christmas songs.

The Holiday Stroll is important to downtown businesses, said Kathy Hansen, a member of the BID Board.

‘It just bring people downtown,” Hansen said. “There’s a lot of faces going in an and out of the stores to see what a nice downtown we have.”

The Stroll has continued to grow over the years.

“I think it’s turned into something wonderfully fabulous,” Hansen said. “The traffic is much heavier.”

Before and after parade, which starts at 6 p.m., visitors can stop at First Presbyterian Church for a Nativity Walk. This is the second year of this activity.

So Now When Will The Revolution Start.

Is this what we want from our government?

From the Washington Post

The financial crisis stretched even farther across the economy than many had realized, as new disclosures show the Federal Reserve rushed trillions of dollars in emergency aid not just to Wall Street but also to motorcycle makers, telecom firms and foreign-owned banks in 2008 and 2009.

The Fed's efforts to prop up the financial sector reached across a broad spectrum of the economy, benefiting stalwarts of American industry including General Electric and Caterpillar and household-name companies such as Verizon, Harley-Davidson and Toyota. The central bank's aid programs also supported U.S. subsidiaries of banks based in East Asia, Europe and Canada while rescuing money-market mutual funds held by millions of Americans.

The biggest users of the Fed lending programs were some of the world's largest banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Swiss-based UBS and Britain's Barclays, according to more than 21,000 loan records released Wednesday under new financial regulatory legislation.

Who gave the Fed permission to do hand out money? Do you understand what happened hear? Money to local companies, money to foreign companies, money to foreign banks! Holy CRAP!

I think it's time we take back our country.
This is absolutely not what this country is about. Revolution!
We need to take our country back.

Please Vote

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2010 Wisconsin Deer Harvest, Big Whoop

From JSOnline and Paul Smith

Deer-hunting statistics are positive

Dec. 1, 2010 |(1) Comments

The 2010 Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season has assumed its place in history, the most recent addition in a burgeoning book of regulated hunts dating to 1851.

Like its predecessors, deer hunt 2010 defies simple description.

Where did you hunt? What method did you use? How long were you in the field? What did you see? Why do you hunt?

There are more than 621,000 answers to each of those questions.

But if past seasons are used as a guide, 2010 stacks up pretty well.

Deer harvest increases: According to preliminary registration numbers released Tuesday, hunters killed 218,144 deer during the nine-day hunt, an 11% increase from 2009.

The total included 102,006 bucks, up 17% from 2009, and 116,138 antlerless deer, up 6%.

Is he kidding? 2010 positve?

Why will no one bring up 2007 or 2008 numbers? You know, since I was unable to take a shot or even see a deer this past 9 day gun hunt, I am getting sick of reading how much of a positive the 2010 season was.

The following info is from the WDNR. Let's look at their own numbers.

Wis 9 Day Deer Harvest 2009 201,994

Wis 9 Day Deer Harvest 2008 285,243

Wis 9 Day Deer Harvest 2007 354,384

So 2010 was great compared to 2009 but compare it to 2008, 67,099 less deer were taken.

So 2010 was great compared to 2009 but compare it to 2007, 136,240 less deer were taken.

Big whoop for the 2010 deer harvest.

Can we get serious about deer management in Wisconsin?

Scott Walker has a lot of work ahead and the WDNR should be on his "To Do List"!

The Outcome Of The Nov 2nd Election Was What?

From the Green Bay Press

New GOP majority could mean less clout for Wisconsin
Majority of state reps are now Republicans

By LARRY BIVINS • Press-Gazette Washington Bureau • December 2, 2010

WASHINGTON — Reps. Tom Petri of Fond du Lac and James Sensenbrenner of Menomonee Falls are among the five most senior Republican members of the House of Representatives, but that doesn't mean the Wisconsin congressional delegation will have any additional pull under a new GOP majority that will rule for at least the next two years beginning in January.

And while the new Republican tilt of the Wisconsin delegation seems to bode well for the state in this new Congress, it could mean fewer federal dollars back home, as GOP leaders have vowed to curb spending.

Ah, Larry, fewer federal dollars, curb spending, sounds good to me.

What the hay was the outcome of the Nov 2nd election. Big spending, out of control democrats got thrown out of office or like Obey were afraid to run again. And if the republicans turn RINO, they will get thrown out on their rear ends and become a minority party like the democrats are today!

Let's just wait and see what happens?

Michigan Was Dry On Sunday Morning

Something I didn't know about Michigan, I guess the law is changing.

From the Escanaba Daily Press

Sunday liquor sales on hold
December 1, 2010 - AP

LANSING (AP) — Sunday morning liquor sales in Michigan won’t begin until late December at the earliest.

A spokeswoman for the Michigan Liquor Control Commission said Tuesday the agency will be posting applications for the $160 license needed to sell alcohol on Sunday mornings and notifying local governments about the new law this week. Local governments will have until Dec. 15 to notify state officials if they opt to ban Sunday morning sales.

The new law will allow Sunday alcohol sales starting at 7 a.m. Previous law bans liquor sales from 2 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Lawmakers in November passed a bill that technically takes effect Dec. 1. But liquor control officials still are working to implement the new law.

Break Out The Snowmobile

From The Daily Globe

12/1/2010 10:00:00 PM
Iron Country snowmobile trails set to open Dec. 13
Although the snowmobile season officially opens on December 1, snowmobilers will not be able to legally ride the trails in Iron County until Dec. 13, conditions permitting.

The Iron County Recreation Council recently set Dec. 13 as the trail opener because of landowner closures through Dec. 12, and trails not yet freezing, according to Hurley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jessica Bolich.

Snowmobilers, however, may travel designated routes in Hurley from lodging facilities to businesses or to access the snowmobile trail in Ironwood, Bolich said.

That's Easy To Understand, What's The Problem

From Fr Z via Dad 29

According to Benedict, Christ is who Christ says he is: the Son of God.

...In recent decades, Benedict claims, Christian preaching has stopped mentioning the Last Things revealed by Christ: i.e., heaven, hell, and the fact that all of us will be judged.


Email I Received about those right wing country blue blood folks you may see in fly over country.



Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Army beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.

I was restless at first because you get to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there's warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc.., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It's no wonder these city boys can't walk much.

We go on 'route marches,' which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it's not my place to tell him different. A 'route march' is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.

The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don't bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don't know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don't move, and it ain't shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don't even load your own cartridges They come in boxes..

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain't like fighting with that ole bull at home. I'm about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake. I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I'm only 5'6' and 130 pounds and he's 6'8' and near 300 pounds dry.

Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.
Your loving daughter ,

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Philly Runng For Office

Seems Mayor Nutter is running for reelection. Why else would he change the name back to Christmas Village?

From via Drudge.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Nutter Puts "Christmas" Back In Village After Controversy

Breaking News from City Hall:

Christmas is back.

Mayor Nutter, after sustaining two days of controversy, wants "Christmas" back up on the signs at the entrance to the German Christmas Village at City Hall. Nutter told PhillyClout he spoke with the village organizer and the sign should be back up by tomorrow.

Nutter said the decision came after "personal reflection" on the matter.

Russ Feingold, The Set Up

From The Green Bay Press.
Sen. John McCain praises Russ Feingold's courage
'Senate will be a much poorer place'

By LARRY BIVINS • Press-Gazette Washington Bureau • December 1, 2010

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain gave a glowing tribute Tuesday to his partner in campaign finance reform, Russ Feingold, calling the Wisconsin Democrat a man of principle, courage and conviction.

1) This is why we lost in 08. John, why not just change to a democrat and be done with it!

2) Looks like Larry is setting up Russ to run in 2012 for Herb Kohls seat. Looks like we have to find another conservative to take that seat in 2012.

Russ, we will be waiting!

Filmed In Michigan

From the Escanaba Daily Press
TV movie filmed in Michigan
November 30, 2010 - AP
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GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A TV movie starring Golden Globe award winner Jane Seymour that was filmed entirely at a home in Ada will premier Jan. 8.

Executive producer Rob Gilmer tells The Grand Rapids Press his ‘‘Perfectly Prudence’’ crew had a ‘‘fantastic’’ time during filming at the west Michigan home owned by a Grand Rapids physician. The movie employed local crews from Sept. 13 to Oct. 1.

‘‘Perfectly Prudence’’ is a sequel to the 2008 film ‘‘Dear Prudence,’’ about a TV host who helps solve a murder. It will debut on the Hallmark Channel.

Gilmer said he hopes to write a third ‘‘Prudence’’ script and would love to film it in Michigan.

Seymour starred with the late Christopher Reeve in ‘‘Somewhere in Time,’’ filmed at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in 1979.

Over Spending Has Consequences

From CBS News New York.

NEWARK, N.J. (CBS 2/1010 WINS/WCBS 880) – There is concern and worry in New Jersey’s largest city.

Newark residents were wondering Tuesday if their streets were safe after 14 percent of the city’s police officers were laid off, CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman reports.

The mayor of Newark and his police director said even with 167 officers laid off, people will not notice a difference on the street.

“Newark residents should know that tonight. We will have virtually the same amount of people, on patrol. As we had last night. And the night before,” Mayor Cory Booker said.

But that answer was not giving the citizens comfort.

“The criminals are sitting back, saying, ‘Oh boy. I like this. I like this!’” resident Emma Montgomery said.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea because then violence increases because as they’re laying off police officers, they’re also laying off other people, and what do they turn to? They turn to violence,” added resident Morolake Rami Johnson.

One man said things in Newark are so bad, he did not want to give his last name.

You can tell the media finds the most leftest, liberal to cry wolf about police protection. This will happen all over this country because of the out of control spending of the last 2 to 5 years.

In Wisconsin it will be no different. There is talk about getting rid of the Wisconsin State Patrol. When liberals , democrats and RINO's run government, they could never control their spending. We need to cut wasteful spending and live with in our means. Nothing will be off the table when it comes to our fiscal mess.

The chickens are now coming home to roost!

As Dad 29 will tell you,


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nov 2nd Was Not About Compromise

From Yahoo Financial.

Obama, GOP promise to work on differences on taxes
Obama and Republican congressional leaders promise at WH to work out differences on tax rates

When has Obama kept his previous promises? Is this a RINO alert? Sure seems like it.

As my new congressman has said that he is going to Washington to work with the president.


B S !!!!

No compromise, we want our government back!

Time will separate conservatives from the RINO, elite, ruling class republicans! We shall see who is who!

WDNR,You Got To Be Kidding

What will Owen at B & S do with his Cubby Cat tractor oil and filter? I have a Simplicity, errrrr! Sorry Owen, just kidding.
From WDNR.
New information available on upcoming landfill ban of used automotive oil filters

Weekly News Article Published: November 30, 2010 by the Central Office

MADISON -- Starting January 1, 2011 it will be illegal in Wisconsin for anyone to dispose of automotive engine oil filters or oil absorbent materials, including granular absorbents, cloth absorbents, and paper towels in landfills.

A new media kit describing what materials are banned, and how to recycle these materials, is now available on the Department of Natural Resources website.

Wisconsin Act 86 is intended to keep used oil filters and absorbents out of Wisconsin landfills. Each year, Wisconsinites throw away an estimated 187,000 gallons of oil in used oil filters and 1.6 million gallons of oil in oil absorbents. Oil is a valuable, reusable material. By recycling filters and absorbent materials, used oil can be extracted and reused. Filters also contain steel components that can be recycled. Approximately nine million filters currently enter the landfill and recycling these will save over 4.5 million pounds of steel for reuse.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Cooper at (608) 267-3133 with additional questions.
For crying out loud Kate Cooper, do you know what you are doing? Do we that change oil in our own lawn tractors or cars just dump it out in the back yard?

Has anyone from the WDNR ever do an oil change on a lawn tractor, motorcycle, car or truck? What the HECK are they talking about? Let's go through this for those liberals in Madison.

1) drain oil into oil pail.

2) remove oil filter and let oil from filter drain into oil pail.

3) take empty oil filter free from any oil because you drain any oil in filter into oil pail and throw into garbage. During preceding first three steps wipe hands of three drops of oil on your hands.

4) put on new oil filter and fill with oil. Done, that was easy!

After three years of changing oil in my lawn tractor I take oil pail full of used motor oil to local dump and pour it into used oil disposal tank that the county set up at said town recycling center. Where is there a problem here? Those in the real world agree with me?

So now, if I spill some oil, I need to throw oil dry or cat litter down if I even have some, sweep it up, put it in a bag or can and take it to a separate recycling center 50 to 100 miles away because there will be four drop off sights in the state? Oh sure that will work! DUMB A$%s!

Do they know the oil filter is made of metal probably coated with plastic. On second thought, how many people change their own oil at home anymore? How many 10 minute oil change places are out there? Woodmans will do it for 20 bucks! What the hell do they think people who change their own oil do with their oil and filters, bury the filter and dump the oil in the back yard like my relatives did 60 years ago? Somebody help me, this is insanity! Open the hood of any new car and you can't even find the battery without spending a half hour trying to find it!

Where in the heck are they coming up with all this waste oil in landfills.


Another adjustment Scott Walker needs to make this coming January!

The WDNR and the liberals are out of control!

Scott Walker, time to clean house in the WDNR! See you Kate!

What's next?

For you in the cities,
a tub for plastic,
a tub for corrugated cardboard,
a tub for non corrugated cardboard,
a tub for brown glass,
a tub for green glass,
a tub for clear glass,
a tub for cans,
a tub for newspapers,
a tub for old phone books,

oh, I already have to do all this in Oconto County,

a tub for oil filters,

a tub for cat litter or oil absorbent clay,
a tub for rags or paper toweling that has motor oil on it,
a tub for coffee grinds without coffee filters,
a tub for cell phones,
a tub for facial tissues,
a tub for sanitary napkins,
a tub for tampons, (please separate plastic),
a tub for plastic bags,
a tub for any excess food you did not eat at supper,
and a tub for any letters, correspondence, or information sent to you from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

That should just about cover everything.

Can't wait for Scott Walker to bring some sanity back to Wisconsin.

WDNR 2010 Deer Gun Recap


Hunters register a preliminary tally of 218,144 deer over nine-day season

Weekly News Article Published: November 30, 2010 by the Central Office

MADISON – A survey of Wisconsin deer registration stations conducted by the state Department of Natural Resources has yielded a preliminary tally of 218,144 for the just-ended, nine-day November gun deer hunt, an 11 percent increase over the 2009 nine-day season. The opener was highlighted by good hunting conditions on opening day and no firearm-related fatalities for only the second time on record (see related news release).

Statewide, hunters registered 102,006 bucks (a 17 percent increase over 2009) and 116,138 antlerless deer (a nearly 7 percent increase over 2009). Gun deer license sales totaled 621,094 at the close of the hunt.

Link to DNR 2010 2009 comparison.

I'm still not sure it was a good year. I seen none, "0" in nine day's! Do I buy another license in 2011?

Marinette H S Gunman Suspect Dies

From Fox 11 Green Bay

Marinette High School hostage suspect dies
Gunman identified as Samuel Hengel

Updated: Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010, 2:40 PM CST
Published : Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010, 12:12 PM CST

MARINETTE, Wis. - Marinette police offered updates Tuesday into Monday's hostage situation at the community's high school.

24 students and a teacher were held hostage by a 15-year-old student for more than five hours.

Police asay the gunman, sophomore Samuel Hengel, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered late Monday evening during the crisis.

Little is known about Hengel’s motive.

PSA, Northeastern Wis. Christmas Music Station

So far I can find only one clear F M radio station playing Christmas songs that I can pick up here in the Nicolet Forest.

Since I have dial up I cannot listen online so that is why I am letting any over the wave people know about it.

WSFQ 96.3 out of Marinette Wis.

If anyone knows of others in the north woods, please e mail me.

Patrick Cudahy Layoffs

From WISN 12

CUDAHY, Wis. -- Hundreds of workers at the Patrick Cudahy plant have been laid off, and more will be out of a job early next year.

The company told 12 News late Monday afternoon that 100 employees are either laid off or terminated effective immediately. Another 185 workers will lose their jobs in January.

Since I did work for P C in sales some years back, I am always interested in P C news. P C was a great company to work for and I personally worked with some GREAT people. With consolidation and now a suppler change is what I hear, I hope P C will be O K with it;s future.

Question: "What is Lectio Divina?"

In keeping with the Advent season, you can learn something new every day.

From got

Question: "What is Lectio Divina?"

Answer: Lectio Divina is Latin for "divine reading," "spiritual reading," or "holy reading" and represents a method of prayer and scriptural reading intended to promote communion with God and to provide special spiritual insights. The principles of lectio divina were expressed around the year A.D. 220 and practiced by Catholic monks, especially the monastic rules of Sts. Pachomius, Augustine, Basil, and Benedict.

Walker Needs To Clean House In Wisconsin

From Dan Bice at JSOnline.

Job-saving campaign doesn't survive scrutiny

Nov. 28, 2010 |(19) Comments

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

And some staffers in Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's administration are getting quite desperate.

Take the case of Denise Symdon, a high-ranking appointee in the Department of Corrections.

Symdon makes $112,000 annually as the administrator of the Division of Community Corrections, the unit that oversees probation and parole. She landed the post earlier this year.

Complicating life for Symdon is the fact that Republican Governor-elect Scott Walker is set to take office in January. Earlier this year, Symdon gave $500 to Walker's opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic nominee.

So Symdon's staff members, led by her top assistant, Cari Taylor, began organizing a letter-writing campaign a couple of weeks ago in hopes of keeping the boss in her current job - and presumably many of them in theirs.

Consider it an act of self-preservation.

I think Symdon should start looking today for a new job. She should be gone the day of Walkers first day in office. If she isn't gone, Walker will regret it down the road. Scott Walker should not end with her. He needs to get rid of all liberal employees who are a drain on the Wisconsin budget!

Scott Walker needs to clean house in state of Wisconsin!

The voters have spoken.

Where Was This Before The Election, Before Talgo?

From JSOnline

Wisconsin residents will get a chance to formally voice their opinions on high-speed rail, starting Tuesday, in the state's first series of public meetings on the issue since rail opponent Scott Walker was elected governor.

State transportation officials have scheduled public information meetings in Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, La Crosse and Madison to discuss how to connect Milwaukee and Minneapolis-St. Paul with 110-mph trains.

As Charlie Sykes would say,

What a bunch of crappy crap crap!

The train is dead! Get over it!

Why waste tax payers money with a dog and pony show!

What Fine Did MMSD In Milwaukee Get?

From the Green Bay Press.

Abbyland settles lawsuit for $600,000

Press-Gazette • November 30, 2010

ABBOTSFORD — Abbyland Foods Inc. will pay $600,000 to settle air pollution and storm water management violation claims.

According to the complaint, Abbyland Foods also failed to implement certain stormwater management practices and to perform inspections and evaluations required by its Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.

Can someone tell me why MMSD in Milwaukee did not get any fines from dumping billions of gallons of crap into Lake Michigan?

Someone going to ask Tom Barrett?

15 - Year Old Gunman

From the Green Bay Press

15-year-old gunman in Marinette standoff had been having school problems, former teacher says

Student released all 24 hostages before shooting himself

BY DOUG SCHNEIDER, • PAUL SRUBAS • November 29, 2010

MARINETTE — A 15-year-old high school student who had “some problems in school” held 24 hostages with two firearms for about five hours on Monday.

The suspect shot himself when authorities entered the room and was the only one injured in the standoff, Marinette police chief Jeff Skorik said. The suspect was taken to a hospital and has been reunited with his family. His condition was unknown Monday night.

Marinette High School will be closed today as students, their parents and the community regroup after the standoff, Marinette School District Superintendent Tim Baneck said during a press conference Monday night. Grief support will be available to anyone impacted by the standoff, he said. Baneck said he did not have a timeline for reopening the school.

The gunman, who has not been identified by authorities, was described by a family friend as “one of the sweetest kids you ever want to know.”

Monday, November 29, 2010

Update 8:42 pm Central, Hostages Have Been Released

From fox 11 Green Bay

Hostages released at Marinette High School

Updated: Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 8:36 PM CST
Published : Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 5:23 PM CST

MARINETTE - We are continuing to follow breaking news from Marinette tonight.

Officials say all the hostages have been released by an armed male student at Marinette High School.

Marinette Police Chief Jeffrey Skorik says that includes the female teacher in the classroom. No injuries have been reported. Skorik says the student is armed with a handgun.

Police say they will interview the released students.

Update, 8:23 p mCentral,, Hostage Situation, Marinette High School

From Fox 11 Green Bay

Superintendent Baneck says the school and the county held a joint training last year on how to handle a situation such as this.

Local Update, Hostage Situation, Marinette High School

From earlier Eagle Herald


Marinette Police Chief Jeff Skorik has just said that five hostages have been released and there are no injuries reported. 18 hostages and one female teacher are still in the classroom. 7:57 p.m.

Marinette Police Chief Jeff Skorik has reported that it is a male student from Marinette High School who is holding a teacher and 23 students hostage in a classroom at the schools since late this afternoon. Negotiators have been talking with the teacher. They reported earlier no shots had been fired. 7:39 p.m.

Law enforcement has updated parents of students who are unaccounted for this evening that no shots have been fired at Marinette High School, where an armed person is holding approximately 23 students and a teacher hostage in a classroom. More details will be announced as the EagleHerald covers the breaking story. 7:16 P.M.

MARINETTE - Authorities say an armed 10th grade student is holding classmates hostage at Marinette High School. Emergency Management officials responded to the scene at 3:15 p.m. Monday. Police won't say much other than it's an ongoing situation. Parents looking for kids should go to the lower jury assembly room at the courthouse. 5:47 P.M.

3rd Update, Hostage Situation, Marinette High School

Map of Hostage Crises at Marinette High School.

Latest update from Fox 11 Green Bay.

Besides Marinette County authorities, FOX 11 is told Green Bay police and the Green Bay SWAT team has been called to the scene.

Update, Hostage Situation, Marinette High School

From Fox 11 Green Bay.

Hostage situation at Marinette High School
23 students and a teacher in classroom

Updated: Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 7:34 PM CST
Published : Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 5:23 PM CST

MARINETTE - We are continuing to follow breaking news from Marinette tonight.

Officials tell us there is an armed male student holding a classroom hostage at Marinette High School.

Marinette County Emergency Management director Eric Burmeister says a high school administrator called authorities after 3 p.m. Monday to say an armed student had burst into a classroom.

Marinette Police Chief Jeffrey Skorik updated the situation Monday evening. Skorik said the student has a handgun. He also said 23 students and a teacher are in the classroom. No injuries have been reported.

Skorik says hostage negotiators are inside the school. He says all contact has been through the teacher in the classroom. Skorik says there has not been any threats or demands made at this point.

Parents are being asked to go to the Marinette County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room (located in the basement of the Annex) if you have not been in contact with your child.

Police have roads near the high school blocked off at this time.

Besides Marinette County authorities, FOX 11 is told Green Bay police and the Green Bay SWAT team has been called to the scene.

Authorities expect to have another briefing around 8:30 or 9:00 p.m.

Leslie Nielsen, RIP

From Marketplace

A good bye to Leslie Nielsen and one of his GREAT lines.

Dr. Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.
Rumack: I am serious … and don’t call me Shirley.

and from Duane Dudek

“The thing he would enjoy,” said Salomone, are the stories about his death calling him a comedian. “Because he never was a comedian,” said Salomone. “He had this long serious career. And then ‘Airplane’ happened. And that was it.”

I sure wish they will be able to say something like that about me some day. Heck, he worked in retail most of his life and he was known for .............

Who would of known!

Thanks Leslie, God will now take your soul to Heaven.

Hostage Situation, Marinette High School

From Fox 11 Green Bay.

Hostage situation at Marinette High School

Updated: Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 6:17 PM CST
Published : Monday, 29 Nov 2010, 5:23 PM CST

MARINETTE - We are continuing to follow breaking news from Marinette tonight.

An emergency management official tells us there is an armed student holding a classroom hostage at Marinette High School.

Marinette County Emergency Management director Eric Burmeister says a high school administrator called authorities after 3 p.m. Monday to say an armed student had burst into a classroom. No injuries have been reported.

Burmeister says he's unsure how many people are in the classroom.

Parents are being asked to go to the Marinette County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room (located in the basement of the Annex) if you have not been in contact with your child.

Police have roads near the high school blocked off at this time.

Stay logged onto and watch FOX 11 News at Nine for the latest on this breaking news story.

Packers, How Long Has This Been Going On

Like the song from back in the 70's by I think Van Morrison,

"How Long has this been going on"

with the Green Bay Packer special teams?

From The Green Bay Press.

But neither the kickoff or kickoff coverage teams played well in a game where the Packers (7-4) and Falcons (9-2) were playing with playoff seedings possibly on the line.

Then there were the penalties.

Shields and Wilhelm had their miscues.

Jarrett Bush was flagged for an illegal touch on punt coverage in the first quarter.

Dimitri Nance was called for an illegal block on a punt return during the following series.

The team only had 10-men on the field for a punt return in the third quarter, which resulted in a fair catch.

Tramon Williams averaged 1 yard on two punt returns.
Are you kidding me, only 10 men on the field?

The season will end very soon when the special teams throw away the whole season. There should of been a different special teams coach at the beginging of the season. How long do we have to put up with this kind of inept play?