Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I Thought Walker Cut Bus Transportation Budgets

What is this? Free rides, I thought budgets were cut? 

Free bus rides in Green Bay on Saturdays - WeAreGreenBay
"Reported by: Caroline Rowland
Wednesday, July 13 2011
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) -- Riding the bus on Saturday will be free, starting July 16. It's being called 'Green Saturdays.'

It is one of four new changes the Green Bay Metro is making to increase ridership on its buses.

Other changes include lowering the price for students from $1.50 to $1, and increasing routes on the west side of the city.

If you already ride the bus on the west side, Wittig says your travel time could be cut by 30 minutes. He points to the St. Norbert to Bay Park Square mall route as an example. He says the trip used to take an hour, now it takes less than 15 minutes.

They are also rolling out 10 brand new, 'greener' buses starting tomorrow. They say the buses are more energy efficient and release less emissions.

Metro Director Tom Wittig said they hope the changes will help to shift the public's perspective of riding the bus.

'Using transit is easy and fun, and that's the message we want to get through,' said Wittig.

For more information on routes and prices visit the Green Bay Metro website. "

Can somebody straighten me out here? Did or didn't Scott Walker cut spending for local transit? I heard stories this past spring that Walkers budget would stop, lay off drivers and cut bus service to major cities in Wisconsin.

If city transit budgets were cut, how can they give free service on Saturdays? I smell a rat here!

O K, Maybe this is a great promotion for the Green Bay Transit buses but tell us it's a promotion. Don't tell us your out of money and will lay drivers off and then give free rides!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

Art, It's Fascism Only When The Left Says It

 The Mining Journal:
"Marquette arts center display sparks debate

July 13, 2011
By CHRISTOPHER DIEM - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal
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MARQUETTE - The age-old question of what is considered art is being posed about a piece on display at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

Marquette County Republican Party Chairman Dan Adamini said he and others are upset about an image in the center titled 'American Fascists.'

The image, by artist Sean Michael Stimac, has pictures of four Republican governors, including Gov. Rick Snyder. It describes the governors as anti-union, anti-worker, anti-woman, anti-elderly and anti-poor and encourages people to demand a recall. The image is part of a larger 22-piece exhibition at the center called 'What's in a Name?' which features the artwork of local artists Joe Sobel and Stimac."

What if someone on the right put a poster like this with Obama, Biden, Reid and Pelosi?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Never Lend Your Wife or Your Chainsaw To Anyone

From Wranglerstar. A good video on haw to properly sharpen your chainsaw blade.Up here in the Nicolet, this comes in handy or you pay $3 to $5 a chain to have someone else sharpen them. A STIHL sharpening kit cost me $28 at the hardware store in Crivitz.

At the end, the guy reminds you to never lend your wife or your chainsaw to anyone.Even if you don't have a chainsaw, it's worth watching.

New Wisconsin Voting Rules

From Green Bay Press

When voters on Tuesday kick off a winding, five-week stretch of recall elections that could reshape the Republican-led state Senate and further upend Wisconsin politics, a litany of new voting rules awaits them.

Though a widely publicized law that requires voters to provide photo identification at the ballot box doesn't begin until next year, recall voters will have to sign their names on poll lists before they are given ballots in Tuesday's Democratic primaries, which include elections in Northeastern Wisconsin's 2nd and 14th Senate districts.

"If the voter refuses to sign the poll list, the voter will not be able to vote," said Nathaniel Robinson, elections division administrator with the state Government Accountability Board.

Wisconsin Primary, Get Out and Vote

Get out and vote if your primary is tomorrow July 12, 2011.

Go to following link to check your district on if you are voting.