Friday, July 01, 2011

Datona Lineup For Saturday Night

Holy Cow, the old man starts first.

Coke Zero 400 | Daytona International Speedway
July 2, 2011 | Race 17 of 36"

Top 10

1 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Carquest Go 182.065 49.433 Leader
2 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 182.002 49.450 -0.017
3 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Wheaties Fuel 181.624 49.553 -0.120
4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Pepsi Max 181.583 49.564 -0.131
5 6 David Ragan Ford UPS "We Love Logistics" 181.320 49.636 -0.203
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard Heritage / Amp Energy 181.240 49.658 -0.225
7 71 Andy Lally* Ford Interstate Moving Services 181.039 49.713 -0.280
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's Summer Salute 180.995 49.725 -0.292
9 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford U.S. Air Force 180.948 49.738 -0.305
10 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 180.934 49.742 -0.309

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pulaski Wis. The End Is Near

From the Green Bay Press

PULASKI — A roundabout construction project at Wisconsin 32 and Brown County B in Pulaski aims to make the intersection safer and less congested, but also has some business owners concerned about summer access to their establishments.

Construction will begin Tuesday on the $1.03 million project that will close Crest Drive from 300 feet west of Mountain Bay Drive to Wisconsin 32 on the west side of the intersection and County B from Arthur Boulevard to Wisconsin 32 on the east.

Might as well call Pulaski Wis a ghost town. Who in their right mind would let a roundabout be built at CTY B and HWY 32? My God why not just route HWY 32 around Pulaski and put the final nail in the coffin?

 First, let's look at this logically. How much does a roundabout really cost? $1.03 million seems a little high for one intersection. I am guessing there are two maybe three street lights at that corner today. I will bet anyone that there will be 10 to 15 total street lights after the construction is completed. Who will pay for the extra electric usage? 

2nd, have you ever driven through the city of Pulaski? The streets are falling apart. Cracks and pot holes are on 90% of the streets. They probably spend more money on painting yellow lines on every street and yellow painted curbs on every corner of the city streets. They even paint yellow curbs in the catholic cemetery. You don't believe me, go look for yourself. Fix the intersection for a half a million and take the rest to fix the city streets. 

3rd, even though they will wait till after Polka Days, I think the president of Marquis Yachts threw up his hands and will deal with shipping his yachts for the time being until he decides to pull out of Pulaski when he can find a better location for building and shipping his products. The hell with the top business in their town. 

I do not like roundabouts, we are not Europe, we are the United States of America. I thought last November the residents had some common sense when they turned down the expensive new town hall. I guess I was wrong! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wisconsin Tax Payers Independence Day

From Green Bay Press

Wisconsin union law takes effect today
Collective bargaining measure met debate, protests for months
12:33 AM, Jun. 29, 2011

MADISON — After months of heated debate, ear-splitting protests and legal maneuvering, Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law is finally set to take effect.

Secretary of State Doug La Follette published the law in the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper on Tuesday. The measure goes into effect today, capping a tumultuous four months in Madison that saw state senators flee the state and massive protests at the State Capitol.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wis Ron Johnson, Fed Up and Will Shut It Down

Someone has to change Washington.

Wisconsin's Ron Johnson briefly ties up Senate in budget protest -

"By Kathleen Hennessey and James Oliphant
June 28, 2011, 3:43 p.m.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says he's fed up.

The freshman from Wisconsin, who knocked off progressive stalwart Russ Feingold last year's election, said Tuesday that he'll stage a procedural protest on the Senate floor until the Democratic leadership puts forth a 2012 budget.

“So unless we receive some assurance from the Democrat leadership that we will actually start addressing our budget out in the open, in the bright light of day--I will begin to object. I will begin to withhold my consent,' said Johnson, a businessman from Oskosh, Wis. on the Senate floor Wednesday."

Hey Mitt, You Lost My Vote

Sorry, Mitt never had my vote to begin with. 

Michelle Malkin » Romney Touts Ability to Find Common Ground With Democrats:

 "“I worked with [former Massachusetts Sen.] Ted Kennedy, for Pete’s sakes,” Romney said in Concord, noting that they disagreed on “almost everything.”
One issue that Kennedy and Romney worked closely on was legislation expanding healthcare coverage in Massachusetts. He recalled, to laughter, that at the ceremonial signing of the Massachusetts healthcare law, the Democrat had joked that when he and Romney agreed on a piece of legislation “it proves only one thing – one of us didn’t read it.”
“The truth was we had both read it and we’d found some common ground,” Romney said, “and I think that has to happen in Washington.”"

Why would anyone vote for Romney? What would be the difference between Romney and Obama . Romney would be another four years of Obama. 

See you Mitt, don't let the door hit you on the way out. 

Next candidate.

Chokegate, “You were not choked.”

Seems more details are coming out on chokegate. 

More Details Emerge in Wisconsin’s ‘Chokegate’ - By Christian Schneider - The Corner - 
National Review Online:

"According to one witness, Bradley charged toward Prosser, shaking her clenched fist in his face. Another source says they were “literally nose to nose.” Prosser then put his hands up to push her away. As one source pointed out, if a man wants to push a woman who is facing him, he wouldn’t push her in the chest (unless he wants to face an entirely different criminal charge). Consequently, Prosser put his hands on Bradley’s shoulders to push her away, and in doing so, made contact with her neck.

At that moment, another justice approached Bradley from behind and pulled her away from Prosser, saying, “Stop it, Ann, this isn’t like you.” Bradley then shouted, “I was choked!” Another justice present replied, “You were not choked.” In a statement following the incident, Bradley maintained Prosser “put his hands around my neck in anger in a chokehold.”"

The left is getting unhinged. I think Bradley should resign. 

Where Is The Other Story On Bradley / Prosser

Why is every MSM outlet running with the first story about Prosser choking Bradley? 

This is what most are not seeing or hearing. 

Hit job on Prosser? « Hot Air
"At least five justices, including Prosser and Bradley, had gathered in Bradley’s office and were informally discussing the decision. The conversation grew heated, the source said, and Bradley asked Prosser to leave. Bradley was bothered by disparaging remarks Prosser had made about Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

Bradley felt Prosser “was attacking the chief justice,” the source said. Before leaving, Prosser “put his hands around her neck in what (Bradley) described as a chokehold,” the source said. “He did not exert any pressure, but his hands were around her neck,” the source said. The source said the act “was in no way playful.”"

But another source told the Journal Sentinel that Bradley attacked Prosser. “She charged him with fists raised,” the source said. Prosser “put his hands in a defensive posture,” the source said. “He blocked her.” In doing so, the source said, he made contact with Bradley’s neck.

Another source said the justices were arguing… [and] Prosser said he”d lost all confidence in [Abrahamson's] leadership. Bradley then came across the room “with fists up,” the source said. Prosser put up his hands to push her back. Bradley then said she had been choked, according to the source. Another justice – the source wouldn’t say who – responded, “You were not choked.”

Huh, if Bradley went after Prosser, then shouldn't she resign from the supreme court? 

Breaking NASCAR News

Yes it is breaking news, I have again changed drivers for 2011.

Yes, last year I was a #5 Mark Martin fan, the start of the 2011 season I went to #48 Jimma Johnson and now have changed to the next winner of the Sprint Cup Championship for 2011, I have seen the light.


He's the man, # 18, Kyle Busch. You can go to his web site here.

Consumer Confidence Fall In June, Hope And Change Not Working Again

From Market Watch

By Ruth Mantell
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Consumer confidence fell in June - reaching the lowest level since November -- on concerns about employment and income, the Conference Board reported Tuesday. The nonprofit organization said its consumer-confidence index fell to 58.5 in June from an upwardly revised 61.7 in May. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected a June reading of 60.5. Generally when the economy is growing at a good clip, confidence readings are at 90 and above. The future-expectations barometer fell to 72.4 in June from 76.7 in May, and the present-situation gauge fell to 37.6 from 39.3. "Consumers rated both current business and labor market conditions less favorably than in May, and fewer consumers than last month foresee conditions improving over the next six months," said Lynn Franco, director of the Conference Board's consumer research center, in a statement.


Wis Republicans, What The Hell Is Going On ............. Part Two

Did you miss me? 

I come back from our NASCAR weekend in Michigan, go to my nephew's wedding, see the Brewers Win Sunday against the Twins and I come home to the same old stories about how republicans can't hit the head on a nail, can't wipe their own nose and can't fight themselves out of a wet paper bag. The headline from the Green Bay Press.

Wisconsin GOP Rep. John Nygren bumped from recall election vs. Sen. Dave Hansen

Wisconsin state Rep. John Nygren fell two signatures short of the 400 required to get on the ballot in Sen. Dave Hansen's recall election, knocking him out of the race and eliminating a Republican primary.

The Government Accountability Board ruled Monday that of the 424 signatures Nygren turned in, only 398 were valid. Candidates can submit up to 800 signatures in case there are challenges to the petition.

It time to bring back Vince Lombardi back for the republican party of Wisconsin.

Two signatures short? 

Why do I have to keep asking? Is this just incompetence or are the republicans trying to help the democrats of Wisconsin? The republicans expect us to roll over and tell us who we should vote for, who should run or not run, keep asking for campaign money and then fall flat on their faces. Wait, it's Ron Paul's, Sara Palin's and Michele Backmann's fault. Don't blame us, they will say!

As Vince said, "what the hell is going on out here?"

Makes me wonder!