Saturday, March 05, 2011

How Did The Old Man Win?

Top 10 finish. And he's not even my driver this year. 

Unofficial Results | NASCAR Nationwide Series

"1 5 32 Mark Martin Chevrolet Dollar General 0 200 Running
2 10 31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet Brandt / Monterey AgResources 42/0 200 Running
3 11 22 Brad Keselowski Dodge Discount Tire 0 200 Running
4 22 7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 40/0 200 Running
5 7 16 Trevor Bayne Ford As Seen On TV HD Vision Aviators 39/0 200 Running
6 1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush CleanTech 0 200 Running
7 9 20 Denny Hamlin Toyota Interstate Batteries 0 200 Running
8 3 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford As Seen On TV Easy Feet 36/0 200 Running
9 26 38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet Great Clips 35/0 200 Running
10 15 09 Kenny Wallace Toyota Federated Auto Parts 34/0 200 Running"

Why Drink Water

From an e mail

A glass of wine

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine..
And those who don't and are always
seen with a bottle of water in their hand.

As Ben Franklin said:
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials,
Scientists have demonstrated that if we drink
1 litre of water each day,
At the end of the year we would have absorbed More than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) - bacteria
Found in feces.
In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

We do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer
(or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor)
Because alcohol has to go through a purification process
Of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Water = Poop,
Wine = Health

Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid,
Than to drink water and be full of @#%$ (crap)..

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:
I'm doing it as a public service

Here's to your health in 2011!

Life Without Unionized Public Employees

A GREAT read from the Letter to the Editor in the Lakeland Times.I couldn't say it any better myself. It is worth your read. Mr Thomas closes with this. 

Faith in my fellow man - The Lakeland Times - Minocqua, WI

"The sky is not falling, Chicken Little.

Mr. Lucarelli asks if we can really risk a world without (unionized public employees). If we want a truly productive public workforce, the answer is an overwhelming yes, especially in light of current economic circumstances.

What would we do without unionized public employees? Ask yourself that on a Saturday or Sunday, when they have the weekend off.

Kerry Thomas


Mursau on Budget, He's Our Man, Holperin Still Missing

This is a little old ( paper doesn't seem to want to date their articles) but talks about teachers walking off their jobs, empty suit missing Jim Holperin and our great state representative Jim, wait It's Jeff Mursau. The paper can't even get his first name right. Shows the slant of the paper. Here's Mr Mursau's comments.

Way To Go Jeff!!!!!!

"State Rep. Jim Mursau, R-Crivitz, a supporter of Walker’s budget repair bill, said he knows the legislation is tough for many people to swallow, but it is necessary.

“This is the first piece of the puzzle because the rest of the budget is going to be even tougher than this — there’s $3.6 billion to account for to get rid of our deficit.”

Collective bargaining has a fiscal impact, he said. With budget cuts to schools and local governments looming, “We need to give them some tools to deal with those cuts and make choices … and not have the unions holding them hostage. The average contract is 15 months.”

The alternative to the budget repair bill is laying off 5,000 to 6,000 state employees and 8,000 10,000 teachers, and that’s not acceptable, he said.

Mursau disagreed that Republicans are “ramming through” the budget repair bill.

During the last session when Democrats controlled the Legislature “we spent $2 billion in stimulus money, and the budget repair bill took 48 hours with no public hearing. This one had a public hearing that went 17 hours, probably one of the longest public hearings.”"

PS, you might want to call or e mail Mursau. He is catching a lot of flak for what he believes in and what a lot more of us believe in, just go thank him.  

Don't forget to sign the Recall Jim petitions.

Las Vegas Top 15 Starters


1 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal 188.884 28.589 Leader
2 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 188.166 28.698 -0.109
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford Scotts / Kellogg's 188.127 28.704 -0.115
4 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Post-it 187.970 28.728 -0.139
5 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Snickers Peanut Butter Squared 187.565 28.790 -0.201
6 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 187.318 28.828 -0.239
7 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Best Buy 187.253 28.838 -0.249
8 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation 187.221 28.843 -0.254
9 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 187.201 28.846 -0.257
10 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 187.195 28.847 -0.258
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's 187.084 28.864 -0.275
12 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 187.084 28.864 -0.275
13 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 186.903 28.892 -0.303
14 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's / Kobalt Tools 186.728 28.919 -0.330
15 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 186.529 28.950 -0.361

Come on Jimmy, only 14th?

What They Didn't Tell You About Dan Weidner

So this story from the Shawano Leader talks about how Mr Weidner is there to protect teachers from losing collective bargaining. Oh, what courage for a guy going to Madison so many times. 

I sure wish Tiffany would of let her readers know Dan is or was on the board of WEAC, (the teachers union) and a top leader in the Shawano County Democratic Party. Hummmm. And he's even friends with Rep. Gary Tauchen, R-Bonduel. I don't trust Tauchen anyway. I meet him at a Underhill town board meeting and he seems to be in the RINO category. I'm rambling, read the story.

Bonduel teacher on budget battle’s front line

By Tiffany Wilbert
Bonduel High School teacher Dan Weidner was back in Madison last weekend.

Weidner was there to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s bill limiting collective bargaining for public employees.

That is not too unusual, as thousands of people have descended on Madison since news of Walker’s proposal spread throughout the state.

Weidner, however, has been there six times, including the weekend.

He took an “Association Day” absence Feb. 16 to lobby local legislators on behalf of the Bonduel Education Association, the local teachers union. Two days later, he jumped in his car after school and made the trip again, staying in Madison as the protests grew even larger Feb. 19-20.

He said he is committed to making sure the voices of the teachers are heard no matter how many times he needs to go and demonstrate.

Santelli, Jobs, Dark Side

From CNBC via Drudge

Santelli: 'Good' Jobs Report Has Dark Side — CNBC, Market and Economy News - CNBC: "We also learned from the February report that the unemployment rate finally trended below the psychologically important 9 percent mark. This is a very big development, considering the rate was pushing the 10 percent level several months ago.

Upon closer scrutiny though, there is another factor contributing to the drop that is not necessarily good news: The official size of the U.S. labor force is shrinking."

Is this considered cooking the books?

Friday, March 04, 2011

You Have To Hear Ms. Lena Taylor From Milwaukee

From the National Conversation. (Raw)

Her friend is my Senator, Jim Holperin.

Gasoline Higher Prices Porn

From an E mail

Beginning in early 2011 Gas stations will start showing PORN movies on the screens of the pumps so that you can watch someone else get screwed the same time that you do.

Recap, of Holperin Petition Drive

Back home from collecting signatures for the Jim Holperin recall in the town of Mountain.

Couple of comments. 

A union guy pulls up, we did small talk for a couple minutes. I was afraid I was going to get beat up, my truck wreaked or something worse. Started the Our Father in my mind. Talked his busy day, the weather and I kept looking at the ground. Where is this going? Finally he says, well, you going to let me sign the petition? 

Second couple. While the guy was signing he told me he worked for the UAW and they did nothing for him.

Seems the unions were getting good luck from their members and former members. 

Another couple gets out of the car and yells, "Where do I sign the petition!"

Had the honnor of talking to Kevin Barthel, the guy who signed the law suit against Holperin. Nice guy. We talked about how Walker and the republicans can't buckle now. You have to give him a lot of credit for doing what he did. 

A truck with a couple in a truck pull up. 
Question, "who the rcall for. Answer, Jim Holperin. 
Question, Is he a democrat? Answer, yes, 
Comment, me the petition! He wanted to sign it bad but had to turn him away, Was not from the 12th district.

I had three cars lined up at once.What a rush. 

A lot of nice people who are all sick of what Holperin, the dems and what the protesters are doing in Madison. 

Will try Lakewood Saturday.

What's Up With The Orange Shirt

I keep getting this web site come across my search.

What is so cool about an orange shirt?

Rep. Nick Milroy Tackled Outside Capitol

Good , that's what he gets for writing that letter to Bass Pro shops.

Rep. Nick Milroy tackled while trying to enter Capitol - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports:
Representative Nick Milroy (D-South Range) had a confrontation with Capitol police as he tried to enter the building Thursday night.

Milroy was trying to get clothes from his office but police would not let him into the building. They tackled him as he tried to get past officers guarding a door. He was able to get the door open and struggled with policy before they took him to the ground."

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Holperin Recall, Mountain Wisconsin

I will be in Mountain Wisconsin to collect recall signatures against State Senator Jim Holperin between 10:00 and 2:00 tomorrow. 

If you believe in the state of Wisconsin, come sign the petition to 

RECALL JIM!!!!!!!. 

What The Heck Is This?

It's Good To Live In Oconto Falls School District

From Dad 29 

Dad29: "Reasonable" School Salary?

"Library Media Specialist, Abrams Elementary, Oconto Falls School District, $153,905.00 Salary, $31,418.00 Benefits

Not bad, and apparently a part-time job.

As the research guy says, 'You can look it up!!!'"

Oconto County Resident Takes Fight To Illinois

From Richard Moore on a patriot from Oconto County

Oconto County resident sues Holperin over flight to Illinois - The Lakeland Times - Minocqua, WI

"An Oconto County resident has sued state Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover) over his flight to Illinois to avoid a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill, asking an Oconto County circuit judge to compel the senator's return through a court order.

Kevin Barthel of Lakewood filed his petition Tuesday. He is seeking a writ of mandamus to force Holperin to attend daily sessions of the state Senate. Under Wisconsin law, a writ of mandamus may be used to compel a public officer to perform a duty which he or she is legally bound to perform."

Jim Holperin, Man On The Run

Judge: Complaint can't force Democrat senator in hiding to return | | Wausau Daily Herald

An Oconto County judge ruled Wednesday that the state Senate 'must enforce its own rules' and refused to order state Sen. Jim Holperin to appear in Madison."

Circuit Judge Jay Conley denied a Lakewood man's emergency request that Holperin be ordered to participate in Senate proceedings. Conley said he wasn't convinced that Holperin is violating his duty as a state senator, writing that any damages the state would suffer as a result of Holperin's absence were "speculative."

Holperin of Conover and his fellow 13 Democratic senators have camped out in Illinois for the last two weeks, preventing passage of Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to end most collective bargaining for public employees.

Kevin Barthel of Lakewood filed a complaint Tuesday arguing that Holperin's refusal to return to the Capitol represents a failure to carry out his duties as an elected official. The complaint still can move forward once it is delivered to Holperin.

Michigan In The Same Boat

Marketplace of Ideas Blog - Democrats vs. business:

 "The Wall Street Journal’s William McGurn visited Michigan, which is going through the same political tumult as Wisconsin, and shows why business has no better choice than the GOP right now:"

Recycling Mandate Eliminated, I like it

Recycling mandate eliminated in budget - JSOnline:

"Walker's budget proposal also would eliminate all state subsidies to local units of government to pay for recycling and instead use those proceeds to finance a state economic development fund.

The proposal is the biggest change to the state's recycling program since items like aluminum cans and newspapers were prohibited from being thrown in the garbage starting in 1995."

If cities and towns want to recycle, go right ahead

Oh Wow Man, Collective Bargaining, Pass The Bong

From Real Debate.

Public Sector Union Collective Bargaining for Dummies (aka Leftists) | The Right Sphere:
"In order to explain this in terms that even a Statist (Leftist) can understand, I offer this analogy:

Suppose you share an apartment / house with a few other people. You like to party and don’t mind sharing your stash of weed with the other people you live with so long as you all partake together. Everything is groovy.

Over time you start to notice that you’re the only one really contributing to the merriment. Sure, your roommates kick in a few bucks occasionally, but you’re the one paying the most and taking all the risks by going out and scoring the weed. Naturally, you start being a little more selective about when to break out Mr. Bubbles because there’s only so much you can afford to give away without any significant return for your generosity."

Oh wow man, heavy, look at the color's in the wall, WOW!

One day you come back home after a rough day and find that someone has helped themselves to a large amount of your ganja.

You need the rest

Largest unions pay leaders well, give extensively to Democrats - JSOnline

Largest unions pay leaders well, give extensively to Democrats - JSOnline:
By John C. Henry, Center for Public Integrity
March 3, 2011 5:01 a.m"

The Center for Public Integrity found compensation for leaders of the 10 largest unions ranged from $173,000 at the United Auto Workers to $618,000 at the Laborers' International Union of North America, and almost $480,000 for the president of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees. The latter is the target of GOP governors in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kansas.

I like this one. This is the MATC connection.

American Federation of Teachers. Membership: 887,000; assets: $115 million. AFT is the smaller of the two teacher unions and also represents school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, health care professionals and state and municipal employees. At AFT's headquarters in Washington, nine officers and employees earn more than $200,000 a year. Randi Weingarten, who was elected president in 2008, received $428,284 in salary and benefits. Of the $2.4 million donated to political candidates in the past two years, the union gave all but $10,000 to Democrats.

Is $428,284 chunk change? Don't you just love them union dues

Judge Ruling, Oconto County vs James Holperin

I received this from Kevin Barthel about his fight to bring Wisconsin State Senator Jim Holperin back to Wisconsin . 


I have filed a citizen’s petition against Senator Jim Holperin to compel him to
return to work and do his job.

This is about Senator Holperin being elected by the voters of the 12th Senate
District to do a job, and then, when the job gets uncomfortable for him, his
deciding not to do his elected duty.

Senator Holperin was elected to represent the citizens of the 12th Senate District –
including my wife, my boys and myself. Since February, 17th Senator Holperin has
not shown up to represent the interests of the people of the 12th Senate District
in the important State budget deficit issue facing his constituents, Oconto County
and the State of Wisconsin.

Senator Holperin has also failed to honor his Oath of Office as a State Senator. He
has repeatedly ignored and broken the rules of the Wisconsin State Senate.

It’s time to get back to work in Wisconsin and build our economy for all of us,
especially for our daughters and sons and for their children.

In my neck of the woods, Town of Lakewood in Oconto County, folks fortunate
enough to have jobs, do them every day following the rules of employment. If
not, they get quit or get fired.

For the Northwoods, getting Wisconsin back to work begins with Senator Holperin
returning to the Floor of the State Senate to do the job he was elected to do -
debating and voting on legislation.

Kevin Barthel
March 2, 2011

And here is Judge Conley's initial ruling

"The Court has ruled that Senator Holperin has violated his duty to be at Senate proceedings. The Court has allowed our suit to continue. It's now up to the Senate to enforce its rules by every and any means - the Court expects they will do just that. If not, we expect to prevail before the Court. He, like all of us, is waiting to see what the Senate does."

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Wisconsin 8th Has A New Nancy Pelosi Puppet

Seems since Steve Kagen is out of Congress, we have a new puppet for the liberal democrat party.

Let us all welcome Marinette Mayor, Robert Harbick.

What’s up in Marinette? | Try 2 Focus

Posted on March 2, 2011 by brvanlanen|
Those involved with the recall effort approached officials in each of the county seats in the 30th Senate District to schedule signature collection events to be held on Thursdays for the next 8 weeks until the goal for signatures is reached. Those events have been set up in Green Bay and Oconto from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for recall supporters to sign the petition, drop off completed petitions and learn how to be a circulator. However, events weren’t set up in Marinette at city hall. In an email from organizers of the recall effort about the events the following is mentioned:

Marinette Mayor, Robert Harbick, personally denied the right to use Marinette city hall for the purpose of peaceful circulation of recall petitions."

People of Marinette, it's time to show what you are made of. Will you stand for this? 

Northern Marinette, Oconto Counties, Jim Holperin 12th District, Looking For Help!!!!!!!!!

Looking for anyone who can help to recall Jim Holperin. As of today, he is still in Illinois. 

My son had surgery and I have not had a lot of time to push in our area to collect recall petitions in the "Recall Jim Campaign".

Please e mail me at

berrylaker50 at

if you can help or know someone who can help collect signatures. I have the forms , what to do and where you might want to go to get this thing done. We have till Monday to collect 20,000 signatures. I know, it may be impossible, but if we believe in what is right, it can be done. 

I need help in Mountain, Keshena, Crivits, Wausaukee, Wabeno, Lakewood, Crooked Lake, Stephenson, Silver Cliff, Riverview, Townsend, Athelstien, Middle Inlet, Amberg and any place else I might of missed. 

Sorry, if you are already collecting signatures, I have not known about your success stories but please contact me anyway to let me know what you are doing or where you are collecting. 

E mail me with your address and phone # if you wish and I will try to contact you. 

The goal is 20,000 in 10 day's and we are behind. 

CONTACT ME !!!!!!!!  

Guess Who's Back, We Missed You Jo

Seems Jo is finally back over at 


It's been too long, 

Welcome back.

Protesters Losing Their Grip, We Need More Jackets

Althouse: The Wisconsin protesters are losing their grip on reality.:

 "March 2, 2011
The Wisconsin protesters are losing their grip on reality.
The point of that last post — 'I have professors that received doctorates...' — is that as the protest drags on and protesters are sleep-deprived and frustrated and tired of nothing happening but standing around chanting and listening to drum-beating for hours on end, logic and proportion is flopping away. There was some serious aggression yesterday."

Hurry, we will need more.....

Recall Dave Hansen Update

Just want to pass some information on the recall of Dave Hansen.

Go to . 

for more information. You can also go to the Face Book for Dave Hansen.  

Remember Dave is still missing in Wisconsin.

I'm working on information on who might run against Hansen.

Update. Sorry to Try 2 Focus. I think I forgot to pass this out.

If you live in the 30th Senate District & will be in Green Bay on Thursday head over to City Hall downtown.

What: Signature Collection

Where: Green Bay City Hall

When: Thursday March 3 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Word is that momentum for the recall is strong in terms of people wanting to go out and gather signatures as well as sign the petition.

UPDATE: This event will be held every Thursday until the number of signatures needed is reached or through April 21 whichever comes first.

Finally Some Sanity, Mayor Halts Union Negotiations

Three cheers for Tipple.

Mayor Tipple halts union negotiations | | Wausau Daily Herald

Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple has suspended all negotiations with city unions as he waits for the budget dust to settle in Madison, leaving nearly 250 workers waiting for new contracts."

Uncertainty over Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill that would drastically alter collective bargaining rights for public employees prompted Tipple to suspend ratification of contracts with two of the city's five unions, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Locals 1287 and 1287CH.

Tipple also halted negotiations with the police, fire and transit unions, even though Walker's bill currently exempts police and fire unions from changes. In a letter to the city's five union presidents, Tipple said the city won't move forward with contracts until the state budget is finalized.

Second Wolf Slain In U.P.

Another wolf slain in Eastern U.P. - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
"By Scott Brand
The Evening News
Posted Feb 24, 2011 @ 05:34 PM

Eastern Upper Peninsula —
Wildlife officials are investigating another illegal wolf kill — this time here in Chippewa County.
Just hours after releasing information about the Feb. 11 discovery of a wolf carcass in Luce County just south of Newberry, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent out another request for information regarding a second dead wolf.
The latest killing, discovered Friday off of the Curley Lewis Highway in Chippewa County’s Whitefish Township, has prompted another request for tips and the offer of a reward."

Kevin Barthel Wants Jim Holperin Back In Wisconsin

Looks like someone in Oconto County wants Jim Holperin back in the state of Wisconsin.

Dad 29 found this at the bottom of the JSOnline article.  

All Politics Blog - JSOnline: 

"Meanwhile, Kevin Barthel of Lakewood filed paperwork Tuesday in Oconto County Circuit Court seeking an order to force Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Conover) to return to the Senate chamber."

Way to go Mr Barthel. 

The "recall Jim is still going forward. 

The Loony Left and NASCAR

Congresswoman does not grasp the idea of advertising - JSOnline:

 By Patrick McIlheran of the Journal Sentinel
March 1, 2011

Amusing bit of ideologizing for the day comes from U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, Democrat from the Twin Cities, who figures she’s found Republican pork. She says she’s out to stop the military from sponsoring race cars."

What about money spent on Planned Parenthood and abortions? A good read and the utter stupidity of liberal democrats. 

If your a NASCAR fan, what are your thoughts? 

What Would Happen Without Public Employees?

The Lakeland Times posted a letter to the editor this past week from Steve Lucareli, from Eagle River. I find it very strange Steve goes out of his way to scare the citizens of Eagle River if Governor Walkers budget plans go forward. I will comment in red asking some questions making some thoughts all of us might have.

2/25/2011 6:58:00 PM
A day without public employees

To the Editor:

You get out of bed at 6 a.m. and the first thing you notice is that the street in front of your house is not plowed. Instead, the 12 inches of snow that fell overnight remains undisturbed and impassible.

Steve what else is new, I have to wait till two or three in the afternoon before my road is plowed.

The snow plow drivers all quit last week after Gov. Walker took their collective bargaining rights.

Steve, if the drivers quit, there are thousands of people with plow's on their trucks to open up main roads. If I have to use my ATV to open my road, I'd be glad to do it. Hey buddy, if the plow drivers quit last week, I and thousands would today be driving those trucks because we would have been hired at a third of the cost to your high paid salary and benefits. Steve as of today the roads would be plowed and cleared and your buddies that quit would today be out of a job. 

You go to fill the coffee pot, but no water comes out of the tap. It seems that the water main that services your house broke overnight from the subzero temperatures that finally drove the frost far enough down to cause a heave and a fracture. Not only can you not fill the coffee pot, but the hot shower you looked forward to is now out of the question.

Nobody from the water department responds because they have all quit because Gov. Walker took their collective bargaining rights.

Steve we are now into March and chances of water mains breaking would only come from a former water department worker sabotaging the water system. Is that what your members will do, Possible contamination of drinking water? Steve, will your brothers really do that?

While you are looking out your front window at the intersection just in front of your house, two cars careening through the snow crash in the middle of the intersection. A man gets out of one of the cars, and you can see blood pouring from a gash in his forehead as he staggers in the deep snow. A half hour later, no police have responded to investigate the crash, or to radio for help for anybody who was injured.

Steve, your scenario could happen today, I'm sure there are a lot of people that would help get the injured person to the hospital. What did people do a hundred years ago when there was only a saw bone doctor every 30 or 40 miles. 

Steve, so your saying all police quit their jobs? Really? 

The police are no longer on the job because they walked out in solidarity with the other workers who lost their collective bargaining rights after Gov. Walker took them.

So we have no police, Steve let me remind you that during the Wisconsin 9 day deer gun hunt, there are over 650,000 guns in the woods.Something like the third largest army in the world each November in Wisconsin. We have our 2nd amendment rights, people's right to bear arms. If police quit their jobs, we will be in anarchy, and everyone will be protecting their own belongings and property. It will not get to that point because the National Guard will be called in to keep the peace. Did I forget  to tell you a lot of people will now have more guns and ammo in their homes? 

A half an hour later, your children are up for school, but there will be no school today.

There are no public school teachers as of today, because Gov. Walker has disbanded the unions.

Steve, school may be closed today, tomorrow or next week but within 10 days we will have our schools back up and running. There are thousands of young teachers without jobs right now. I know there are parents who would volunteer to help teach, make meals, monitor the hallways.With in a week, schools will be teaching again and your comrade teachers will be home without a job. I also will say there are a lot of good teachers who would not walk off their jobs because there are a lot of good teachers who do care for their students and not for the leaders of their unions. 

Along with the teachers, the custodians are gone, too, and the heating system at the school has shut down for some reason. The building's temperature is rapidly falling, and in a short while, it will be freezing inside and pipes will begin to burst, ruining the $30 million school that was built a few years ago.

Steve, Steve Steve, Are you saying custodians would, can I say again, sabotage the heating system? What did you mean by "some reason", humm?  As far as custodians, I know a lot of people unemployed who would also sweep the floors at school for $8 - $10 and hour.

With the schools closing, the privately run bus company has also shut down. There is no need to bus students to a school that is not open, and has no students or teachers. The bus drivers are all told that they have been let go because there is no need for them.

No Steve, within a short number of days the bus drivers will be taking our children to school. Schools will be open and our children will finally get an education that tax payers pay for. Nice try buddy.

The food service truck driver gets a call. No delivery to the school, or any school for that matter, because without students, there is no need for food in the school cafeteria. By the end of the week, the truck driver will be let go, and the food service company will file for bankruptcy because the school was their main account.

Moot point again, within a few days all schools will be open and the radical union teachers will be at home out of work. How long will those teachers protest in front of their schools. My school back in the late 60's or early 70's went on strike. They came back after one week. Also, what would students think, seeing their teachers walking the picket line? 

At 10 a.m., you are looking across the street at the house where an elderly widow lives, and you see a man breaking in a window. You try to call the sheriff, but nobody answers the phone at the dispatch. All of the dispatchers, deputies and detectives have quit their jobs in solidarity with the other public employees.

Steve, you forgot the guy next door, he will use his Smith & Wesson 357 to protect the widow. On second thought, I bet the elderly lady has a Saturday night special and will drop the guy in the front door. Again, the National Guard will be out but people will protect themselves and their neighbours if they have to. 

They realize that once the unions are broken by Gov. Walker, it is only a matter of time until Gov. Walker comes after their union. They know that is a hallmark of union busting, divide and conquer. Then you realize that the man you see breaking in was an inmate in the jail who walked out this morning after the jailers walked off the job.

Steve, why don't the the police and fire fighters unions come to the table today and discuss with Walker what they can do to help Wisconsin get out of this budget mess? Their leaders will not negotiate. To the inmate, meet my elderly widow next door, I didn't know she had a Crimson Trace on that gun. 

You leave your house and walk down to the courthouse a few blocks away. Along the way, a tree rocking in the wind blows down and falls into a power line. The wire from the power line sparks a fire on the house adjacent to the line and the house begins to burn.

This happens every day in the world, If fire fighters walk off the job, one, we will have the National Guard and two, a lot of fire departments are volunteer. We will get by. If radical members think of starting houses on fire, well, let's not go there. 

There are no sirens.

All of the firefighters walked off the job in solidarity with the other public employees whose unions Gov. Walker disbanded. In a short time, the house will burn to the ground and the family that lived there will not only be homeless, but will lose all of their worldly possessions.

Steve, if they walk off their jobs, it is an illegal strike. Illegal for which they can be fired.Will all fire fighters just stand their and watch someone die in a burning house? Some might, but not all.People will help the 

When you get to the courthouse, it is dark because no custodians came to work to turn on the lights. Although all of the elected officials are in their offices, nothing is getting done because there is no support staff.

They all quit after Gov. Walker took their collective bargaining rights.

Steve, did you forget there are unemployed people who would jump at a job at the courthouse sweeping floors or working in the courthouse. The only reason the lights would be off is if someone cut the wires. Now who would be that low to destroy government property? Maybe it time we shut government down and only be open one or two days a week or month. 

You are amazed at the offices that will be closed without support staff which include the clerk of courts office, the register of deeds, social services, child support, the treasurer, county clerk, public nurse, extension office, district attorney's office, juvenile intake office, corporation counsel, etc.

How many times must I say, these jobs will be replaced by non union workers, working for far less money and or benefits. 

The impact of all of these offices closing hits the city like a wave. In a short time, realty offices and title companies will close, along with attorneys and accountants. No mortgages will be written or loans made to buy cars. Concerned about an economic collapse, there will be a run on the banks as people try to withdraw their savings and the banks will close in response.

No Steve, private business will still be running and probably  solve a lot of big governments problems the unions gave us. Life will go on unless someone tries to obstruct services in a temper tantrum. 

As you watch and read about the events that are unfolding in Madison this week, think about how all of the dedicated public employees who go to work each week touch all of our lives.

Can we really risk a world without them?

How right you are Steve. As most people in Wisconsin watch teachers calling in sick, doctors writing fake excuses. Out of state union members coming to Madison to protest and people putting doughnuts and cups of coffee on the Wisconsin State Constitution  in one of the most beautiful state houses in the country. Steve your right when we see protesters deface and mutilate the Veterans memorial in the Capitol, we are so proud. 

Can the people of Wisconsin risk the world without unions in Wisconsin? Can I answer for the 80 to 90 % of the people of Wisconsin? 

Yes we can and 

yes we will. 

Don't let the door hit you when you leave.

Tell King Scott the public employees are not his servants, they work to serve you. Tell King Scott that his plan will be a disaster for all of us.

Tell King Scott that Wisconsin is not his kingdom, it belongs to all of us.

Steve Lucareli

Eagle River

Scott Walker is no king, he is our governor that was elected last November. The people of Wisconsin elected him and a majority of republicans to fix the deficit and fix the problems Jim Doyle and the democrats gave us the last four years. And yes, Doyle and the democrats served the union leaders like a millionaires butler and maid.What ever union leaders demanded, they gave to them. 

Steve, the only kings in Wisconsin are the union leaders. Union leadership is looking for their members to serve them without question. Union leadership is looking for democrats to serve them hand and foot. Union leaders are afraid that if members have to send in their monthly dues by themselves, most will not. Union leaders are afraid to lose membership, lose their stranglehold on state and local government leaders. Union leadership is running scared and that is what we are seeing in Madison today.

Yes Steve Wisconsin belongs to us. That includes you. The people of Wisconsin will not be bullied, threatened or pushed around. Your party lost last November. Collective bargaining is not a right. It was a privilege given to unions in the past. Because of the greed of union leadership, they took it too far , too far against the people who pay them. The taxpayers of Wisconsin. 

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Great Wisconsin Folly, Do We Surrender Now?

From the Great Richard Moore. Are we really supposed to believe this?

Johnston wrote, “out of every dollar that funds Wisconsin’s pension and health insurance plans for state workers, 100 cents comes from the state workers.”

Yikes, let’s fold up the tents and surrender now.

It's worth the read.

The Boy Did Fine

9:45 a m

Just spoke to the doctor and everything went better then he thought.

Thank you Lord. Now I will try to have him see You a little more now. At least to thank You for Your help.

Medicine 2011

I must say Children's Hospital sure expanded. No traffic at 5:30 am.We're at Froedtert next door.

7:30 he got his happy juice, got his hug from mom and off he went. 

Sitting here at Froedtert in the waiting room , holy cow. things have changed.

Surgery for B L son # 1 has started. There's a board on the wall showing a number designated for each patient. They don't show any names, just numbers. It shows they're getting him ready in the surgery room. meet the doctor doing the surgery. Young looking but knows what he's doing. 

Our boy said med students will be watching the procedure. Incision, pull back muscle, nerves, cut off some bone growths and put him back together. He's scheduled for 3 1/2 hours. 

Passing time listening to beck, and Charlie at 8:30,

Mrs B must be worried about her boy. Getting a little, shall l we say, short on the fuse. 

In America It Means

Meet Mr Average: Men spend 11 years in front of the TV and 10,500 hours in the pub | Mail Online
Last updated at 11:25 AM on 26th February 2011

Britain's Mr Average will spend 10,585 hours in the pub, 11 years in front of the TV and learn to cook just four meals in his lifetime."

In America this means NCAA basketball is right around the corner.

Great Sunday For Sports

Nice to see Jimmy Johnson come in Third and

Bucky Badger wins in Basketball.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Obviously, We Have Come To our Last Option!

This is starting to get me a little irritated! As a tax payer who minds his own business. Who say's nothing when his liberal friends and family speak against Walker. For people we thought we cared for and said,  it's George Bush's fault, to throw out the left wing talking points at us wherever we go, sit there and say nothing because of the friendship and family we thought we had, sorry,


Protesters remain despite 4 p.m. deadline - JSOnline

By Bill Glauber, Patrick Marley and Amy Hetzner of the Journal Sentinel
Updated: Feb. 27, 2011 5:14 p.m."

An hour after the state Capitol was officially closed at 4 p.m. Sunday, several hundred protesters remained on the first floor and vowed to continue their vigil against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill.

Police stood by and watched as demonstrators chanted and sang, with some protesters providing an impromptu drum concert.

Can someone please tell me, is it too much to ask that for one day, the protesters in Madison could just leave till Monday so they can clean up and fix the broken capitol building? Obviously police are siding with the unions. 

What else does Gov. Walker have left?

Shut it Down! Shut the whole state down! 

Shut the dam thing down!

I think this is his last option!

Why not just shut down the state of Wisconsin and let the people of Wisconsin take it back and put it back together without any union public employees, without union teachers, without any local or county union workers, without union State Patrol, without union police and without union fire departments! Yes, we will protect ourselves!

Those who want to apply for state and teacher jobs, let them apply. There are many who are unemployed in Wisconsin who would jump at a chance for a job! If the union leaders want anarchy, let it begin. 

For all the people who are poor, out of work, who are not protesting in Madison, Green Bay, Wausau or Milwaukee, we will take the state of Wisconsin back! 

Just shut the whole dam thing down and let the 85% of the people of Wisconsin who pay for these free loaders to tell them, 


You say, they cannot be fired, Were broke! Where are they going to get the money? Local government will raise taxes? How can you squeeze water from a rock? We're broke, we do not have any more. there is no more left. Go ahead, try to take away the little we have left! Maybe we can tell them to move to another state or better yet move to Canada or Mexico!  Don't let the door hit when you leave. 

We will find someone to clean our roads, teach our children, care for the elderly, cut the grass in the park, protect our houses from fire, protect our people from crime and mayhem and bring Wisconsin back to what is was before unions took over the State of Wisconsin.   

Protesters have said they were willing to face what they termed “peaceful arrests” as they tried to maintain their place inside the building.

Good, you want to stand there, if the police will not arrest you, then maybe the people of Wisconsin will arrest you!

Scott Walker cannot buckle or bend on this. Now is the time to save our state! No matter what the outcome. No matter how long. We will take back the State Of Wisconsin! Our state motto is, 

"Forward " 

We will take it back or the State of Wisconsin will no longer exists! What will it be? What do the people of Wisconsin really want? 

Allan Gustafson Wins Phoenix

# 24 win Phoenix Subway 500.

It sure wasn't the driver, it was the crew chief that won the race.

Go # 48

Go Jimmy Johnson

Patronize These Wisconsin Businesses

Check the list and patronize these Wisconsin Businesses. Seems the union thugs want to kill Wisconsin business.

Boots and Sabers - The blogging will continue until morale improves...

"Unions Looking to Boycott Wisconsin Companies
This appears to be the newest tactic. It’s absolutely our right to spend their money where they choose. In fact, I think I will make a point of patronizing some of these businesses. It would be nice if the union folks would not use the citizens’ resources to engage in politics. "

Will Wisconsin Law Enforcement Stand With Unions?

Are the men and women in protective services really expect us to protect ourselves. Will they no longer "Protect and Serve"? 

Dad29: 600 Rogue Cops in Capitol?:

"I've been telling you to buy more ammo. You may need it for local patrolling: it appears that the cops are about to go rogue.

“Police have just announced to the crowds inside the occupied State Capitol of Wisconsin: ‘We have been ordered by the legislature to kick you all out at 4:00 today. But we know what’s right from wrong. We will not be kicking anyone out, in fact, we will be sleeping here with you!’ Unreal."

Are we now to a point where police will stand on the side of the unions? Are local police willing to bring on anarchy? Do they realize what they are saying here? 

If state, county and local law enforcement thought the citizens of Wisconsin distrusted them before, wait till they take the sides of the unions!

Second Amendment

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Green Bay, Keep The Fire Burning, Recall Hansen

Way to go to the people of the 30th.

More than 350 meet to launch recall effort of Sen. Dave Hansen | | Green Bay Press Gazette: "

An effort to recall state Sen. Dave Hansen kicked off Saturday with hundreds of supporters and opponents gathering on the far northwest side of Green Bay."

How embarrassed are the people of Pulaski Wisconsin?  

“People don’t realize what’s at stake here. We are looking at the loss of a balanced system,” said Sarah Pautz, an elementary school teacher in Pulaski.

And a second slug from Pulaski. Slug is a term for a teacher who works 9 months a year and wants everything and complains 12 months a year. I got SLUG from a good friend from Manitowoc.

“The longer they stay out, the more people have time to realize how bad this bill is,” said Lisa Voelz, also a Pulaski elementary teacher.

And This.

Bonnie Koeller, a teacher at Lineville Intermediate School, was backing Hansen Saturday while her husband, a correctional officer, joined a rally in Madison. She said it was great to have a large turnout, but didn’t know how much longer the senators could stay away.

“At some point, they have to come back and deal with the reality of the situation. This can’t go on forever,” she said. “I would hope for a compromise. That’s what we teach our children.”

What compromise does Bonnie teach her students? She tells her students to tell their parents to compromise higher taxes or Bonnie will throw a hissy fit!

Good to see Hansen's days are numbered along with the other dem senators up for recall.


No Mouse, No Mas

Sorry for the light blogging. I am in Milwaukee to see Berry Laker Son # 1 have surgery at Froedtert Hospital for a 7:00 am meeting with the great surgeons at that hospital. It serious but then not serious.on a bone growth on the back part of his right leg. Tough part on my boy is they have to move a lot of muscle and veins to get to the problem. He's tough, but will be on crutches for a while. 

My big loss of posts in blogging is , what is the #1 problem using a lap top away from home? 

Not having a mouse.

How can yo use your finger to work the lap top without a mouse? For crying out loud, an old geezzer like me cannot use my finger trying to search, changing pages, etc, etc With all the practice the union thugs had this weekend flipping off conservatives in Wisconsin working recall petitions, they must be experts at working a lap top without a mouse. Sorry can't do it, and had to go and get a mouse to make life easier and faster. This is GREAT!!!!!

No Mouse, No mas..

NASCAR at 2:30. Go Jimmy Johnson.