Saturday, January 29, 2011

U P, Still 11% Unemployment

From the Houghton Mining Gazette

Unemployment remains steady
January 29, 2011 - By Stacey Kukkonen,
HOUGHTON - Little has changed in the unemployment rate for the Upper Peninsula in December, reflecting a slight increase of one-tenth of a percentage point to 11.3 percent from 11.2 percent, according to the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor &?Economic Growth.

Throughout the 15 counties in the U.P., approximately 17,000 individuals of the 150,000-large civilian labor force are unemployed.

Friday, January 28, 2011

What is 4+4+4=

Got this from a good friend from Cleveland. 

Super Bowl Baby!!!!

Don't Forget, Sled Fest Jan 29th

Sled Fest

North Chase Wisconsin

Milk HazMat Teams To A Farm Near You

From Patrick McIlheran via Dad 29.

“Two weeks ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that subjects dairy producers to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program, which was created in 1970 to prevent oil discharges in navigable waters or near shorelines. Naturally, it usually applies to oil and natural gas outfits. But the EPA has discovered that milk contains ‘a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil,’ as the agency put it in the Federal Register.

“In other words, the EPA thinks the next blowout may happen in rural Vermont or Wisconsin. Other dangerous pollution risks that somehow haven't made it onto the EPA docket include leaks from maple sugar taps and the vapors at Badger State breweries.

“The EPA rule requires farms—as well as places that make cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream and the like—to prepare and implement an emergency management plan in the event of a milk catastrophe. Among dozens of requirements, farmers must train first responders in cleanup protocol and build ‘containment facilities’ such as dikes or berms to mitigate offshore dairy slicks.”

So we now give farmers subsidies for corn and now we will have to give money to farmers for hazmat teams at every farm in Wisconsin. Will someone wake me up and stop this madness! 

Stop!!!! A milk spill, my God , there's butterfat spilled on the ground!

HR 68 Cut NPR Funding, Yea Baby

Good to see Mr Ribble signed onto this.

From Will Never Give Up.

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2013.

HR 68 was introduced on January 5, 2011 into the House of Representatives by Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado (R) which was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Co-sponsors include:
Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-R)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-R)
Rep. Paul Broun (GA-R)
Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-R)
Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-R)
Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-R)
Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-R)
Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-R)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-R)
Rep. Nan Hayworth (NY-R)
Rep. Wally Herger (CA-R)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (KS-R)
Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-R)
Rep. Pete Olson (TX-R)
Rep. Reid Ribble (WI-R)
Rep. Mike Ross (AR-D) — signed on –then withdrew his co-sponsorship the following day

Read HR 68

Democrats Kick Jobs Out Of Wisconsin

From the Springfield Missori News

Bass Pro says no to Wisconsin site
Outdoors store won't build near stadium after wetlands issue arises.
11:00 PM, Jan. 27, 201

Bass Pro Shops put its reputation as a defender of the outdoors on the line by backing away from building a store in Wisconsin that critics say could have damaged an urban wetland.

Wisconsin Rep. Brett Hulsey sent a letter Wednesday to Bass Pro founder John Morris and Jim Hagale, president and CEO, asking them to contact him and other concerned lawmakers about the wetlands issue.

In their letter, Hulsey and other lawmakers asked Bass Pro officials to consider the potential impact to the site's wetlands.

And This from JSOnline today.

Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he wants the Legislature to quickly pass a bill that would allow a developer to build on a wetland near Lambeau Field, even as the retailer that was envisioned as an anchor for the development announced it would not build on a wetland.
Walker's comments came just after Bass Pro Shops issued a statement saying the company would not build on a wetland. The Missouri-based retailer had earlier discussed with a developer locating a store at Highway 41 and Lombardi Ave. in Ashwaubenon near the home of the Green Bay Packers.
Four Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to John L. Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, on Wednesday expressing their concerns about the project and its effect on the local ecosystem.
On Friday, Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Allouez) said that he recently toured the property.
"It shouldn't even be an issue," Cowles said.
"This is no wetland. I walked the site and I thought, 'this whole hubbub is about this site?' Come on!"

We need to do what ever we can to get the four democrats who wrote this letter replaced at their next election! Maybe a recall!!!!

Where Is The Apology From Dumnidk

From My Way News via Drudge
Must be a slow day in California. I guess nothing to do.
Asian-American lawmakers demand Limbaugh apology
Jan 28, 7:05 AM (ET)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Rush Limbaugh's imitation of the Chinese language during a recent speech made by Chinese President Hu Jintao has stirred a backlash among Asian-American lawmakers in California and nationally.
California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is leading a fight in demanding an apology from the radio talk show host for what he and others view as racist and derogatory remarks against the Chinese people.
In recent days, the state lawmaker has rallied civil rights groups in a boycott of companies like Pro Flowers, Sleep Train and Domino's Pizza that advertise on Limbaugh's national talk radio show.
Why doesn't Yee move to China? Where is the apology to Rush and Palin?

Drudge also called it. 

Hu is a Chinese COMMUNIST Leader!!!!!!

Antigo On Discover Wis

From the Antigo Daily Journal

Discover Wisconsin to film here this weekend
Jan. 27, 2011

On Saturday, the Discover Wisconsin television show camera crew will be shooting some of the wonderful activities and events that go on throughout winter in the County of Trails.
The episode that Langlade County and the city of Antigo will be participating in is the second part of a three part series featuring the Ice Age Trail. The concept is not only to promote the Ice Age Trail throughout Wisconsin but to promote the areas that the trail crosses. Langlade County is one of four destinations that will be featured in the shows which will first air in spring of 2012 and will air two additional times after that. 

American Dream Vs State Capitalism


From Richard Moore. A good read of what the President is really doing and what it is really called, "state capitalism."

Here are a couple quotes.

To believe in the American Dream is to believe in better, more abundant, fuller lives for all of us, and that our nation and our culture affords each of us the opportunities to pursue and achieve such a life.

To believe in the American Dream is to believe in ourselves.

That’s why politicians and parties who want to fundamentally transform who we are as a nation and how we live as a people run into trouble on Election Day. They are telling us they don’t believe in us, and in turn we tell them we don’t trust their transformational schemes.

Mr. Blackwell and Mr. Klukowski are right as far as they go, but they do not take their analysis far enough. In fact, it’s not just an imperial presidency or a collectivist society Mr. Obama is trying to build in the name of liberalism; it’s the transformation of capitalism itself the president seeks.

To socialism? Nope. It might be socialistic – revisit health care and energy here – but it probably is more accurate to call it state capitalism.

Miss Sprint 2011

Familiar faces return to '11 Miss Sprint Cup lineup
Duke and Palumbo return for another season, joined by newcomer Coon
By Official Release,
January 27, 2011 1:13 PM, EST
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- With just a few weeks remaining until the Sprint Cup Series season gets under way, Sprint unveiled its 2011 Miss Sprint Cup lineup Wednesday night in Charlotte, N.C.
Returning Miss Sprint Cup representatives Paige Duke and Monica Palumbo were joined by newcomer Kim Coon. The trio was introduced to a crowd of race fans and motorsports media at the popular Whisky River nightclub.

NASCAR, New Point System

Something You can Put in your wallet.From

Finishing PositionPrevious Point SystemNew Points System
1185 points (no bonus for victory)43 points (three-point bonus for victory)
2-6170-150 (five-point differential between each position)42-38 (one-point differential between each position)
7-11146-130 (four-point differential between each position)37-33 (one-point differential between each position)
12-43127-34 (three-point differential between each position)32-1 (one-point differential between each position)
Lap Led5 points1 point
Most Laps Led5 points1 point

The new Chase compared to the previous Chase

Previous systemNew system
The top 12 in the driver point standings after the 26th race of the season qualified for the Chase. These 12 drivers each started with 5,000 points and then were awarded 10 bonus points for each victory.The top 10 in the driver point standings after the 26th race of the season qualify for the Chase. These 10 drivers will have their points reset and be awarded three bonus points for each victory. The 11th and 12th spot in the Chase will go to the two drivers with the most victories ranked 11th to 20th in the point standings. If there are zero drivers with victories, the 11th and 12th positions will be filled based on points. If there are multiple drivers tied in total number of victories, the tie-breaker will be total points.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sorry Newt, Talk To Nancy Pelosi


Newt sent me this e mail. Sorry bud, some how I don't believe you!


During Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Obama poked fun at the federal government's incompetence in regulating salmon and promised reform:

"In the coming months, my administration will develop a proposal to merge, consolidate, and reorganize the federal government in a way that best serves the goal of a more competitive America...In the coming year, we'll also work to rebuild people's faith in the institution of government."

If President Obama is serious about reforming government, then we have a serious proposal that he can tackle right now.

Replace the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Of all the government agencies that have become barriers to job creation and economic growth, the Environmental Protection Agency is the worst offender.

Since its founding 40 years ago, the EPA has transformed from an agency with the original noble mission of protecting the environment into a job-killing, centralizing engine of ideological litigation and regulation that blocks economic progress.

The EPA should therefore be replaced with a new and improved agency dedicated to bringing together science, technology, entrepreneurs, incentives, and local creativity to create a cleaner environment with a stronger economy that generates more American jobs and more American energy.

To learn more about why we believe the EPA should be replaced with a new Environmental Solutions Agency, read this article.

And once you do, we'd be very interested in your feedback, either by responding to this email or commenting on our website.

If together we can help get the word out about the job-killing nature of the EPA, and make clear that replacing the EPA with an Environmental Solutions Agency is a serious alternative, we will have a very clear test case for whether President Obama is really serious about rebuilding the people's faith in the institutions of government.

Your friend,

Newt Gingrich
General Chairman
American Solutions

Soviet Jokes

He Was The Man

The Future Is Ours

Do you really want to ignore this? 
From January 11,1989. 



Winning the Future

I kind of like that!

What Will This Bring Tomorrow?

From the Telagraph


Egyptian protests intensify, as clashes spread across the Middle East

Egyptian police have been fighting protesters in intensifying clashes, and demonstrations have reported from Yemen and Gabon – a sign that defiance against authoritarian rulers in the Middle East is spreading.


Ron Kind AARP Scaring Seniors?

From WQOW.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Over the coming years, parts of the health care reform law are set to go into effect. But right now, local senior citizens have many questions about how the legislation affects them. They got answers Thursday morning from a member of Congress.
Hundreds of seniors gathered in Eau Claire with a lot of questions.
So in the next few years(2014), not now, Obamacare will go into effect. Seems these seniors are scared! 
"As a senior citizen, a man who's a month away from being 78 years old, I'm concerned about my health currently and particularly in the future," says Tom Frisbie.
Their concerns revolved around the health care reform law passed nearly a year ago.
So Congressman Kind voted for Obamacare a year ago and he is just now telling seniors what's is in it today?
"People are very curious as to how the law will impact them, how it will impact their children and whether the law is really of benefit to the country," says D'Anna Bowman, senior state director for AARP. "There are just tons of questions about the law that passed."
Questions and confusion among those 65 and older.
So seniors are concerned about healthcare that goes into effect in 2014 for them and their children who will deal with this mess and AARP who went along with this SCAM is first talking to them today? Did AARP tell the seniors how they are making money off them and Obamacare?
"Especially when it comes to Medicare, there are so many myths, so much misinformation in regards to health care reform and the impact on seniors," says Representative Ron Kind (D) of Wisconsin's third district.
Congressman Kind, did you tell those seniors that Medicare funding will be cut in Obamacare that you voted for?
Congressman Kind, along with AARP representatives, fielded concerns from Chippewa Valley seniors like Barbara Gosch.
"I was very surprised to find out that, although I was currently on Medicare and had a supplement, if I changed plans and wanted to go back to my old one, I could be denied," the Eau Claire senior says.
So that's good news, if she could be denied? Thank you Congressman Kind and AARP!
Denied if she developed what would become a pre-existing condition. Barbara learned how the health care law will help.
So Barbara was told she probably won't get a pre-existing condition, You look fine, don't worry about it. The head of HHS will decide if you get covered or not! Oh no, did they tell them the head of HHS will decide their lives? 
Starting in 2014, seniors and people of all ages cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
These are seniors and the only positive they are told is that they cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing condition, are you kidding me? I wonder if anyone asked Kind what will happen when Obamacare is repealed? By vote or by court? His answer should be, they will live longer without Obamacare!
How can Kind and AARP lie to these people? 

Wisconsin Snow Condition Report

Link for winter fun from Travel Wisconsin.

Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing and Snowmobiling.

Now get out there and have some fun!

New Wisconsin Blog

Received the link to Investigative reporter Richard Moore's web site and blog.

Mr Moore is over at the Wisconsin Paper of Record The Lakeland-Times and Rhinelander Daily News..

A lot of information and a link to his daily blog.


Deficit Out Of Control

From the Richard Moore Blog

Assessing the deficit
Posted by Richard on January 27, 2011 at 9:41 AM 

The deficit is really, really out of control and nothing makes that clearer than yesterday’s CBO report showing deficits of $1.4 trillion in 2009 and $1.3 trillion in 2010 – which, measured as a share of gross domestic product, are the largest since 1945, representing 10 percent and 8.9 percent of the nation’s output, respectively. What’s more, for 2011, the CBO projects that if current laws remain unchanged, the federal budget will show a deficit of close to $1.5 trillion, or 9.8 percent of GDP.

So we really, really have to cut spending, and that means we have to look at deficit drivers, especially Medicare and Medicaid, programs that have become too costly to sustain at their current levels.

You can read the rest and more at his blog.

U P, Deer Crash Miracle

What a story from the U P. I would of told Mrs B to bring a change of cloths. 


From the Escanaba Daily Press.

One Deer, One Crash, One, Three Lives,...One Miracle

January 26, 2011 - By Jenny Lancour

ESCANABA - Amy LaMarche and her two children had an unusual experience earlier this month, but the fact they are alive to tell the story makes it even more incredible.

While driving home from a gymnastics meet in Marquette, a deer jumped into the family's mini-van, crashed through the windshield, made it's way into the back seat and then went into the cargo area. It went out the hatch when Amy got out and opened the door.

According to the Delta County Sheriff's Department report, the mother and two children sought their own treatment for minor injuries.

When the deer crashed through the windshield at around 11 p.m. on Dec. 18, it went into the lap of Amy's 16-year-old daughter, Kristi, who was sleeping in the front passenger seat. Amy, 41, had seen the deer coming from the ditch and braked to stop the vehicle. They were on U.S. 41 near the Dutch Mill, north of Rapid River.

When the deer found it's way to the middle seat, where her 7-year-old son, Ryan, was sleeping, Amy said she opened a slider door. She tried to get the animal out but it was facing the opposite direction. It then thrashed it's way to the rear of the vehicle where it broke the passenger-side window. Amy went to the back of the van and opened the hatch.

"Once I had the back hatch open, he jumped out and ran in the woods," she said, recalling how things happened so fast.

You can read the rest of this miracle but I wanted to add the comment from the Deputy.

She said the officer said, "You let it out?," finding the scenario hard to believe.

25,695,301 Real Unemplyment

U S National Debt


National Debt

You Owe!

It's been a while since I went to the U S debt clock. It amazing.

You can go to my link to the right of my blog for the link

By the time you read this the unemployment might change. With the current government, it will probably go up!


No Wind Farm Around Here

From JSOnline

If anyone had to ask Gerry Meyer for permission to install a wind turbine 1,560 feet from his house, it isn't clear he'd have said no.

"At one time, I supported this, because I didn't know any better," said Meyer, who lives amid the 86-turbine wind farm south of Fond du Lac, near Brownsville. "I was naive."

You have to wonder why this madness keeps getting built? If there were no government subsidies, power companies wouldn't build them.

NASCAR New Points System


The new points system -- which applies to all NASCAR national series -- will award points in one-point increments. As an example, in the Cup Series, race winners will earn 43 points, plus three bonus points for the victory. Winners also can earn an extra point for leading a lap and leading the most laps, bringing their total to a possible maximum of 48 points.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Doyle's Old DNR

From CBC and tip from Mark Belling
"Grand piano on sandbar mystifies Miami
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | 11:44 AM ET "

Miami has seen its share of piano bars, but none quite like this — a grand piano has inexplicably appeared on a sandbar in Biscayne Bay.

A grand piano weighs about 300 kilograms, and this one has been placed on the high spot of a sandbar, drawing stares from residents of a condominium about 200 metres away while serving as a perch for pelicans and seagulls.

So far, no explanation has surfaced to explain the appearance of the grand piano. One theory suggests it was a prop for a music video, but local officials were unaware of any shoot.
CBC News - Arts - Grand piano on sandbar mystifies Miami
If this happened in Wisconsin the old Jim Doyle DNR would of taken finger prints and put someone in jail.

Ishpeming Schools Wants Modest Request, $11.2 Mil Was Too Much

Looks like some liberal parents didn't get the message.
"Ishpeming schools may ask for millage
After being turned away by voters in May, district decision makers are now considering a more modest request
January 25, 2011 - By JOHANNA BOYLE Journal Ishpeming Bureau

ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming School Board heard a wide range of comments at a public hearing regarding attitudes toward the possibility of a second millage to support a school building project.

The board listened as members of the public gave their opinions at the W.C. Peterson Auditorium Monday evening.

"It was a very useful session," said board Vice President David Leverton. "I think there's still a lot of discussion the board needs to have."

Since the failure of an $11.2 million millage proposal in May 2010, district parents have approached the board about trying a second time to secure the funding to provide more space for students within the Birchview Elementary School and the Ishpeming High School/Central School complex."
Ishpeming schools may ask for millage - | News, Sports, Jobs, Marquette Information | The Mining Journal
After a no vote in May, big spenders in Ishpeming are coming back for more. If you can't afford it, don't spend money you don't have. Funny you didn't see anywhere in the article how much more in taxes would go up for an expansion of the school? I kind of like consolidating schools before building on. Bottom line , are student numbers increasing or decreasing in Ishpeming?

Sturgeon Spearing Season 2011

"Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Season 2011

Get updates on the 2011 Winnebago system stureon spearing season
Sturgeon Spearing Season Opens February 12

January 26 - With only 16 shopping days left until the 2011 opener of Sturgeon Spearing on Saturday February 12, many of you are likely already starting to get your gear together and thinking about water and ice conditions on the lakes. Our crews went out last week on Lake Winnebago (before the sub-zero temperatures) and found a good 16-20 inches of ice - of course the ice is never completely safe in any year so be sure to know where the cracks and the areas with thin ice due to currents are. They also found an even 12 feet of visibility across Lake Winnebago - it appears we had an algae bloom probably around Christmas which is settling out now and, barring another runoff event or bloom, may continue to settle and improve water clarity over the next 16 days - we'll see. At this point the limited information we have on the Upriver Lakes is the same for ice, with only fair, but possibly improving, water clarity.

Crews have also been busy getting gear together and registration shacks set. When you bring in your fish this year, the registration process will be the same as it has been for quite a few years now - just make sure you get into line at the station before 1:30 PM the same day you spear your fish; better yet - try to get in as soon as you can after you spear your fish to avoid the lines at the end of the spearing day.
Sturgeon Hotline

Listen to an updated recording each day at (920) 303-5444. Contact sturgeon staff" Lake Sturgeon - Lake Winnebago System - WDNR

Slow Day At Appleton City Hall

"Appleton panel approves new rule for parade goers
By J.E. Espino • Post-Crescent staff writer • January 26, 2011

APPLETON — If your plans for Appleton's Flag Day Parade included hauling a couch to downtown College Avenue for a comfy view of the action, think again."
Appleton panel approves new rule for parade goers | | Appleton Post Crescent

Pickford Mi, Walleye Jamboree

"By Scott Brand
The Evening News
Posted Jan 25, 2011 @ 05:22 PM
Pickford, Mich. —

With a top prize of $600 and plenty of ice, event organizers are predicting a solid turnout for the Eastern Upper Peninsula’s biggest and oldest ice fishing tournament — The Sault Area Sportsmans Club’s 2011 Walleye Jamboree.
“It’s been good since we got ice,” said Chairman Tom Ball, regarding the fishing on Munuscong Bay. “We were out last week and got a 14-inch perch and an 18-inch walleye on little spoons.”"

Tickets for the 2011 Walleye Jamboree — which begins at 1 a.m. Thursday and runs until noon on Sunday — can be purchased at Dan’s Resort and Cabins on the shores of Munuscong Bay; Peterson’s Country Store in Raber; MMC in Barbeau and Wilderness Treasures in Pickford. All registered participants will be eligible for the drawing on Sunday where dozens of prizes are dispersed to the crowd.
Walleye Jamboree - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

More Info at Soo Evening News

Gilbert Brown To Named Coach

"Lingerie Football League adds Green Bay team
January 26, 2011

Are you ready for some football? With women? In thei runderwear?"

The Lingerie Football League on Tuesday announced a Green Bay expansion team that plans tryouts in February and a two-game regular season at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon in the fall.

Former Green Bay Packers nose tackle Gilbert Brown will serve as coach.
Lingerie Football League adds Green Bay team | | Green Bay Press Gazette

Shawano Dems Push Membership

From the Shawano Leader.
Hearing the call

A handful of local Democrats gathered Tuesday at the home of the new party chairman in Shawano County to watch President Barack Obama deliver his State of the Union address.

“I think all in all his speech went well,” said Leone Schneidewend, who was elected chairperson of the Shawano County Democratic Party last month.

Another of Schneidewend’s priorities is bolstering the Shawano County party’s sagging membership. At around two dozen paid members, it’s only half what it was in 2009.
Holy cow, around 24 members in Shawano County? Outstanding membership! If you go to the article you also find out it's Scott Walkers fault for no choo choo's. It's amazing how these dems will drink the Obama kool aid. Wonder who they will back in 2012? Seems Mike Tate has a strong backing in Shawano County. Well, at least 24!

WDNR, Another Regulation

From the LaCrosse Tribune.
"DNR board weighs regulating lead shot, tackle

By RON SEELY Wisconsin State Journal | Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:15 am | No Comments Posted

MADISON — David Clausen was shocked when he X-rayed venison from his home freezer and found that three of the 20 packages showed significant contamination by the lead shot he had used when he killed the deer.

“My family eats that venison,” said Clausen, a veterinarian and a member of the state Natural Resources Board."
DNR board weighs regulating lead shot, tackle
How many people died from lead poisoning the last 300 years?

Let's just cut to the chase. These nut's are worried about sand cranes and loons

As Dad 29 would tell you, BUY more ammo and now lead in fishing tackle.

WDNR Defines Cracked Ice

From the "say what" file.

From The Daily Globe

"1/26/2011 1:53:00 AM
Fishermen who fled ice floe escape fines

SAXON, Wis. -- Fishermen who scrambled off Lake Superior when the ice broke at Saxon Harbor Saturday afternoon won't be fined for leaving vehicles and equipment behind, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Jim Bishop, public information officer for the DNR's Spooner office, said he contacted Dave Oginski, DNR supervisor of the Lake Superior basin.

Oginski indicated citations wouldn't be issued because the cracking of the ice was an act of nature, and "humans had no control.""
Fishermen who fled ice floe escape fines
What does "cracking of the ice was an act of nature" mean? When was the last time you seen someone cutting ice to drop a car through the ice on purpose? When was the last time you seen 300 people on the ice, jumping up and down to purposely break the ice?

How do humans have control over breaking ice?

Cathy Stepp has her work cut out for herself.

WDNR Deer Netting Delayed

From the Daily Globe
"1/26/2011 1:54:00 AM
DNR delays netting deer from helicopter
PARK FALLS, Wis. -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' plans to capture deer in nets from a helicopter have been delayed.

Aerial deer capture efforts that had been scheduled from Monday to Feb. 4 in Price and Rusk counties will be rescheduled.

Jim Bishop, public information officer for the WDNR's Spooner office, said there has been a mechanical problem with the helicopter that will be used to net the deer."
DNR delays netting deer from helicopter
Obviously they are netting deer in different areas of the state.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rhinelander Mayor, Anti Gun, Again

From Boots & Sabers and Snowflakes in Hell.

Seems Mayor Richard Johns of Rhinelander puts his name on another anti gun letter to President Obama in today's Washington Post. Remember back in
"From today’s Washington Post. Click for a closer look:"
 Full Page MAIG Ad Appears in WaPo | Snowflakes in Hell

You can go to Snowflakes link to enlarge post. How can the people of Rhinelander have an anti gun mayor? Surprise, surprise.

WDNR, NR115 To Be Addressed

The Lakeland Times interviews Gov. Walker.

"/25/2011 10:05:00 AM
Walker: One way or another, NR115 must be addressed
Governor promises culture change inside the DNR
Richard Moore
Investigative Reporter

Gov. Scott Walker said last week his new leadership team at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is dedicated to bringing about culture change in the giant agency to make it more people friendly, and he also vowed to address the revised shoreland zoning administrative rule known as NR115, one way or another."
Walker: One way or another, NR115 must be addressed

Super Bowl, Stocks To Go Long

"Super Bowl Theory Says, Go Long
by Irwin Kellner
Tuesday, January 25, 2011MarketWatch

The Super Bowl indicator is giving an unambiguous buy signal.

According to the Super Bowl theory, stocks will rise this year no matter which team wins. This is because both the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers trace their roots to the original National Football league. And this theory postulates that when a team from the old NFL wins, the stock market tends to go up.

Although Green Bay appears to be the early favorite to win the game, investors might be better off if Pittsburgh wins. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen an average of 14% in the three years that the Packers won, while rising an average of 18.4% in the six years that the Steelers were victorious."
super-bowl-theory-says-go-long: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

Can We Get Serious Here

"State Republicans hope to see voters' message reflected in President Obama's State of Union
By LARRY BIVINS • Press-Gazette Washington Bureau • January 25, 2011

WASHINGTON — For Sen. Ron Johnson, President Barack Obama's prime-time address to the nation tonight will be a measure of whether the president got the same message as Republicans did last November."

So when he takes a seat tonight alongside Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Milwaukee, in a gesture of bipartisan spirit, Johnson will have his ears tuned for an Obama speech that focuses on limiting spending and reducing the size of government.

Wisconsin's other two freshman lawmakers, Reps. Sean Duffy, R-Ashland, and Reid Ribble, R-Lawrence, said they also had reached out to their Democratic counterparts in the delegation about viewing Obama's speech together.
State Republicans hope to see voters' message reflected in President Obama's State of Union | | Green Bay Press Gazette
Did this happen in 2009? I can't remember x Congressman Steve Kagen reach across the aisle and sit with Jim Sensenbrenner or Tom Petri? Can we get serious here?

We sent republicans to D C to stop the madness not hold hands and look like a bunch of doofus's!

Update, I just have to make some extra comments.

Will Ron Johnson now become Herb Kohl Jr?
Will Reid Ribble or Sean Duffy sit next to Nancy Pelosi?

We in Wisconsin did not send these three people to Washington to get along with democrats. They were voted to Washington to take back our government and not play paddy cake with the people who deep down inside hate their guts and will do anything to make them look bad for the 2012 election.

Johnson, Ribble and Duffy need to come to their senses? Do we need to find someone else to run in 2012?

Sorry 2nd update. Let me have Vince tell you people.

White Deer Kill

"White deer killed in south Wood County
For • January 25, 2011

Wood County residents are occasionally encountering all-white deer, a rare and protected animal."

At 6:05 a.m. Monday, a caller reported a vehicle struck a white deer
near the intersection of highways S and F in Sigel. The deer was 100
percent white and had brown eyes, Wood County Sheriff's Department Lt.
Quentin Ellis said.
White deer killed in south Wood County | | Wisconsin Outdoor Fun Wisconsin Hunting, Fishing, Camping| Wisconsin Hiking, Biking, ATV

Today In History

"Eastern Upper Peninsula —

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011
Today is the 25th day of 2011. There are 340 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference to be carried live on radio and television."
Today in History, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

Ontonogon, From Jobs To Scrap Heap

From the Daily Globe
"1/25/2011 1:28:00 AM
Ontonagon mill purchased for scrap

ONTONAGON -- The president of a large Canadian company which deals with selling and buying scrap metal indicated Monday the corporation is purchasing the closed Smurfit Stone Mill in Ontonagon. The village of Ontonagon, however, agreed to appeal to Smurfit Stone not to sell to anyone who will tear the mill down.

American Iron and Metal Inc. of Montreal President Herbert Black told The Daily Globe that it made the deal to buy the mill this past weekend. Black said that since the agreement to buy was just made a few days ago and it has no timeline set for the demolition but that the power plant at the mill is "definitely for sale as it is an asset to the community." On the timeline for the demolition work, he said he expected it would be done "sometime this year." "
Ontonagon mill purchased for scrap

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ban Tobacco or Lift The Ban

The APC reports. Some people in city hall must have way too much time on their hands.

"Plastic enclosed smoking areas at Neenah taverns test statewide ban, raise concerns
By Duke Behnke • Post-Crescent staff writer • January 24, 2011

NEENAH — City officials have notified three taverns of potential state and local violations after they enclosed their beer gardens in temporary plastic sheeting to protect smokers from wintry weather."

The taverns are Cedar Bar & Grill, 1330 S. Commercial St.; Eagles Club, 1338 S. Commercial St.; and Commercial Break, 1348 S. Commercial St.

"They have been warned that if smoking occurs in the plastic- enclosed beer gardens, that would be in violation of the state smoking ban," City Atty. Jim Godlewski said. "We would respond based on complaint."
Plastic enclosed smoking areas at Neenah taverns test statewide ban, raise concerns | | Appleton Post Crescent
First they ban indoor smoking. They send people outside to smoke a legal substance that government collects taxes on.

Now that it's below zero and businesses put up wind shelters for the smokers and now that is against the law?

Are they crazy? Only smokers go outside to these plastic huts and who are they bothering? NOBODY!!!!!

Will you non smoking zealots either get tobacco banned or lift the smoking ban. Businesses are closing up and jobs are lost. I'm sure if the ban was lifted, there would be plenty of non smoking bars!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Let The Tailgate Party Begin

Badger Basketball at 11:30, Packer game at 2:00 and late AFC game at 5:30.

Do we have enough beer?

Will not drunk blog. Off till Monday!

Today In History

"Today is Sunday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2011.
There are 342 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 23, 1961, word reached the world that the Portuguese ocean liner Santa Maria, with some 600 passengers aboard, had been seized in the Caribbean by two dozen hijackers led by Henrique Galvao, an opponent of Portugal's leader, Antonio de Oliveira Salazar. (The drama ended on Feb. 2 with the surrender of the hijackers off Brazil.)"

Thought for Today:
"The trouble is that hardly anybody in America goes to bed angry at night."
— George J. Stigler, American economist (1911-1991).

 Today in History, January 23, 2011 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

More at Soo Evening news link.

Will Michigan Stay In The Dark Ages

"Snyder wants to put state’s item pricing law on the shelf
January 23, 2011 - AP
Associated Press

WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to put the state’s item-pricing law on the shelf is being met with concern by unions, open arms by retailers and mixed reviews from shoppers.

The Republican told lawmakers during his first State of the State address he’d like to see them eliminate the “antiquated” measure that mandates price tags on most every item, noting Michigan is one of only two states with such a requirement."

Some younger, more tech-savvy consumers prefer operating in-store scanners to learn the prices of items and whipping out their smart phones to compare prices and use coupons.

Others see Michigan’s unique statute as the ultimate protection against erroneous pricing.

“I like it. It’s easy to tell if a mistake’s been made. And that happens a lot,” H.W. White, a 77-year-old retiree from Plymouth, said after carting dozens of items out of a Meijer store in Westland.

This particular supercenter looked to be complying with the Pricing and Advertising of Consumer Items Act of 1976.
Snyder wants to put state’s item pricing law on the shelf - | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan - The Daily Mining Gazette
Of course, they ask a 77 year old senior. Of course the unions are against this. Of course the label companies are against this.

If Michigan want's to move forward, grow their economy and create more jobs it will have to learn to trust the signs and look at their receipts to check their prices. I wonder how long the people of Michigan kept buying buggy whips after Henry Ford started building cars? But go ahead keep this 1976 bill and drive business out of your state!

Bet Union Didn't Demand Much At All

"Boilermakers Union approves contract with Marinette Marine Corp.
January 22, 2011

MARINETTE — Boilermakers Union Local 696 on Friday approved a new contract with Marinette Marine Corp."
Boilermakers Union approves contract with Marinette Marine Corp. | | Green Bay Press Gazette
I would think the boilermakers union didn't push or try to throw their weight around at negotiations. I bet it was a civil, how can we work together to keep employees and the company going forward.

I doubt it will go the same way with the state unions. Time to de certify the state unions! Let's not forget WEAC!

Hennie Pennie Fryers

"'Soft skills' add competitive advantage for job candidates
Many employers now looking for people with all-around talent
By Richard Ryman • • January 23, 2011

Dan Kostrova has high math skills and knows how to run multiple machines at Lindquist Machine Corp. His technical skills are solid, but he wouldn't have his job if it ended there."
'Soft skills' add competitive advantage for job candidates | | Green Bay Press Gazette
Hey, my dad worked there in the 60's and 70's welding chicken fryers. Not sure if I had the correct spelling but I remember him saying Henne Penne chicken.

Blog Help Needed

Seems we need to help a Wisconsin blogger Troglo Pundit.

…only 27 days away!
Link to blog

He's a good guy so why not.

U P Union Allegations Dimissed

"Labor board rules for St. Francis Hospital
Majority of unfair labor practice allegations made by nurse’s union against hospital dismissed
January 22, 2011 - By Ashley Hoholik
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ESCANABA - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has dismissed the majority of allegations against OSF St. Francis Hospital, according hospital officials.

All but one of the allegations, made by the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) on behalf of the nurses at OSF, were dismissed by Milwaukee office of the NLRB, which handled investigation."
Labor board rules for St. Francis Hospital - | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

Bessmer - European Goldfinch

From the Daily Globe
"1/22/2011 12:08:00 AM
European goldfinch a rare find for local bird watchers
BESSEMER -- The phone rang Sunday, and I was greeted by a pleasant woman from Ironwood who is a frequent participant in the annual Christmas Bird Count.

"Hello. I have a European goldfinch coming to my feeder at least once every hour. You are welcome to stop by and see him from my kitchen window, if you'd like," the caller said."
European goldfinch a rare find for local bird watchers


Troglo Pundit passed along a great link to find out what best selling books were on sale the week you were born. Interesting. Here mine, talk about opposites, Grace Metalious and John F. Kennedy.

Fiction 1 PEYTON PLACE Grace Metalious author info
Fiction 2 THE SCAPEGOAT Daphne du Maurier author info
Fiction 3 COMPULSION Meyer Levin author info
Fiction 4 SILVER SPOON Edward Gilbert author info
Fiction 5 BLUE CAMELLIA Frances Parkinson Keyes author info
Fiction 6 THE LAST ANGRY MAN Gerald Green author info
Fiction 7 THE SHORT REIGN OF PIPPIN IV John Steinbeck author info
Fiction 8 LIFE AT HAPPY KNOLL John P. Marquand author info
Fiction 9 THE TOWN William Faulkner author info
Fiction 10 THE DURABLE FIRE Howard Swiggett author info
Fiction 11 THE LADY Conrad Richter author info
Fiction 12 THE WONDERFUL O. James Thurber author info
Fiction 13 SAY DARLING, Richard Bissell author info
Fiction 14 THE PHILADELPHIAN Richard Powell author info
Fiction 15 FAR FAR THE MOUNTAIN PEAK, John Masters author info
Fiction 16 THE FLOWER DRUM SONG C.Y. Lee author info

Non-Fiction 1 THE DAY CHRIST DIED Jim Bishop author info
Non-Fiction 2 THE INNOCENT AMBASSADORS Philip Wylie author info
Non-Fiction 3 THE TURN OF THE TIDE Arthur Bryant author info
Non-Fiction 4 THE HIDDEN PERSUADERS Vance Packard author info
Non-Fiction 5 THE FBI STORY Don Whitehead author info
Non-Fiction 6 STAY ALIVE ALL YOUR LIFE Norman Vincent Peale author info
Non-Fiction 7 DAY OF INFAMY Walter Lord author info
Non-Fiction 8 THE NUN'S STORY Kathryn Hulme author info
Non-Fiction 9 PROFILES IN COURAGE John F. Kennedy author info
Non-Fiction 10 SILVER PLATTER Ellin Berlin author info
Non-Fiction 11 FAITH ON THE MARCH A.H. Macmillan author info
Non-Fiction 12 RASCALS IN PARADISE James A. Michener and Grove Day author info
Non-Fiction 13 TAKE MY LIFE Eddie Cantor author info
Non-Fiction 14 THE ORGANIZATION MAN William H. Whyte Jr author info
Non-Fiction 15 TOO MUCH TOO SOON, Diana Barrymore and Gerold Frank author info
Non-Fiction 16 THEY FOUGHT FOR THE SKY Quentin Reynolds author info