Saturday, September 10, 2011

What's Wrong With This? Answer, Unions?


Citizen Ticketed For Directing Traffic After Police Fail To In South Pasadena « CBS Los Angeles

When a major traffic light in the area went out Thursday morning, Alan Ehrlich took matters into his own hands, directing traffic at Fair Oaks and Huntington avenues.

“I grabbed a bright orange shirt that I have and a couple of orange safety flags. I took it upon myself to help get motorists through that intersection faster,” said Ehrlich.

And The the police come.

Gerrish said Ehrlich cleared up the mess in 10 minutes. After 15 minutes, South Pasadena police say they finally received a call about their newest traffic officer.

Police responded to the scene and told Ehrlich to stop and issued him a ticket, but never stepped into direct traffic themselves.

“I don’t know if this ticket is $50 or $400 dollars. It’s a small price to pay for the greater good,” Ehrlich said.

South Pasadena Police Chief Joe Payne said he did not have the man power needed to staff officers at Fair Oaks and Huntington Thursday and that is safer to allow traffic to back up.

Something is wrong with this country and with the unions in California


Spending Way Too Much Time

Sometimes there just too many busy bodys out there.

No ifs, ands or butts - | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan - The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - How does a cigarette butt wind up on the shores of Lake Superior?

Often, it begins with the decision to toss it on the sidewalk.

Houghton is trying to raise awareness of the cigarette butt problem in downtown Houghton.

While there has always been some issue, it stepped up with the state smoking ban inside businesses, said City Manager Scott MacInnes.

"We've seen a lot more cigarette butts in the downtown than we have before," he said. "In some cases, the vendors are sweeping them in the gutter. If we get any rain, that's going right into the sewer, and right into the lake.

" Houghton businesswoman Susie Landers brought the idea to the Downtown Merchants Association. She was inspired by a similar partnership in Marquette between the Superior Watershed Partnership and Land Trust, Marquette Police Department and Marquette County Health Department.

"I'm just really focused on trying to get our community to be proud of Houghton," she said. "We put all this money into our downtown streetscape, and what good is it if we're not going to keep it clean and welcoming?

" Police Chief John Donnelly said the immediate goal is to educate people who may be unaware of the effects of their actions. But if they determine people know what they're doing and do it anyway, he said, action could follow.

Why not just put more butt cans out there? Daaaaa!


Since When Did The Red Cross Unionize?

Since when did the Red Cross go union?
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- American Red Cross workers in Michigan say they have agreed to end their strike that began Wednesday.
The Lansing State Journal and The Muskegon Chronicle report the walkout was suspended Friday afternoon. The announcement came from the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 459 and Teamsters Local 580, which represent about 280 members combined.
The blood workers are expected to return to work Saturday, and bargaining is scheduled to start Sept. 17.
Red Cross and union officials say they came to an agreement to meet expected demand from donors in light of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Union officials say a strike could resume if negotiations break down.
Makes you wonder what else is unionized in Michigan? Also, I guess I understand why Michigan is in such bad shape!
Remind me to never give blood in Michigan.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Brewers, Morgan, Chew, Huh!


Seems Morgan was right in his protest. Seems it would of been nice if Morgn would of threw chew in the pitchers face!

Carpenter admits cursing Morgan - JSOnline

Carpenter told two St. Louis reporters he "didn't want to come across as a liar" and admitted that he told Morgan to "(bleep) off" after striking him out on the 10th pitch of that at-bat. Carpenter told the reporters he had seen the coverage of the altercation and didn't want to be portrayed as having "denied" cursing Morgan before turning his back to him on the mound.

So Morgan was right in what he did. 

DaLana Harvick Takes Off The Fire Suit

Wow, This is good news Joey Lagano will like.


Kevin Harvick to shutter Trucks Series team - ESPN

RICHMOND, Va. -- Kevin Harvick Inc. plans to close its Trucks Series program at the end of the year, a decision that takes two competitive entries off the track but allows Harvick to focus on his only remaining NASCAR goal.

Harvick announced this week that his two Nationwide Series entries would move to Richard Childress Racing next year, and Friday he confirmed he's shuttering KHI outright. He cited various reasons for shutting the organization, but pinned most of it on business decisions and his desire to win a Sprint Cup championship.

"The only thing that I want to do that we haven't been able to accomplish in my career is win a Cup championship," Harvick said at Richmond International Raceway.

DaLana Harvick can now sell her fire suit. Does this also mean Kevin can now wear the pants in the family?

Rick Santelli Hits Another Home Run

Rick Santelli from CNBC straightens out Tom Friedman on ponzi scheme.


 Tom, you are an idiot

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Still Time To Play Obama Speech Bingo

From Americans for Tax Reform

Time to play Big Speech BINGO!

Back by popular demandto help you get through the “Jobs Speech” on Thursday night (7:00 p.m. Eastern), Americans for Tax Reform once again presents Obama BINGO!  Use the cards to check off terms and phrases likely to be used by President Obama.
We've prepared five different cards so that you may compete with your friends and family:
How to win: Horizontally, vertically, diagonally, or four corners.
Hash tag: #ObamaBingo
Good luck, and let us know how it goes! 
(Or for those of you in Louisiana, let us know how it "geauxs") 

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Educators Double Dipping Update

Update article from the Green Bay Press about double dipping going on where teachers retired last spring and then was rehired for same salary. 


Harden argued that hiring Maki back on a temporary basis saves the taxpayers money because the university isn't paying for benefits that cost thousands of dollars. Hiring someone new would mean paying that person's salary and benefits, while Maki would continue to collect his pension, Harden said.


Oh, so now it is only temporary? Sure, sure just untill 2015, 2020?


This needs to stop!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Debate Live Blogging

Since the Egg isn't live blogging, no problem Steve you need a day off. 

Found Vodka Pundit is picking up the slack. 

You can go here

State Teachers Double Dipping, Even at A School Near You

Story that Mark Belling broke over at 1130 WISN and picked up by JSOnline.

State investigating rehiring of UW-Green Bay official - JSOnline

"The revelation that a vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay retired from his $131,000-a-year position and returned about a month later while continuing to draw his retirement benefit has prompted the state to launch an investigation into whether the move was made legally.

The university's decision to rehire its top finance official, Tom Maki, also prompted state Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) to cancel a public hearing scheduled for Thursday on tuition legislation that's supported by UW-Green Bay.

State law bars agencies from making an arrangement to rehire someone who is planning to retire before that person leaves. Nass said he suspects that's what happened in Maki's case. The university denies there was an arrangement.

"Can I prove it? I'm going to try," said Nass, who chairs the state Assembly's Colleges and Universities Committee. "This arrangement for the vice chancellor can't be allowed to stand.""

So teachers retired last spring and then got rehired. Where else is this happening? 

Let's just look at the Suring School District where I pay taxes. 

Wednesday March 9, 2011 School board minutes. School Board accept teacher resignations. 
Starts on page 4.

Wednesday August 10, 2011 meeting, REALLY, teachers rehired. 
Look on page 2 .

Huh, interesting. If you go to the Siring school directory here you will see some familiar names now teaching at Suring for the 2011 / 2012 school year. Just wondering how much they were hired back at? Hummmmm?

Wonder if any media outlet will look into any other schools in the area? Naw, they will just cover up the story anyway!

Huh, it's only our property tax dollars.  


Ouch, NBC Picks Packers Over Obama

NBC picks Packers over Obama in Milwaukee | Campaign 2012

"The NBC affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WTMJ TV announced yesterday they will not be airing Obama's jobs speech at 7 PM EST Thursday night. instead they are opting for their own pre-game coverage of the Packers Saints game scheduled to kick off at 8 PM. Green Bay's NBC affiliate, NBC 26, will also go with the Packers pre-game show over Obama."

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Will NASCAR Change Fuel Supplier, Sunoco Out Of Business


From Yahoo Financial News.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sunoco Inc. said Tuesday it's getting out of the refining business.

The Philadelphia company, which owns two refineries in Pennsylvania, announced plans to sell those refineries and focus on its pipelines and retail gas stations that provide a steadier cash flow.

"We have made progress in increasing the efficiency of our refineries over the last several years, but given the unacceptable financial performance of these assets, it is clear that it is in the best interests of shareholders to exit this business," Lynn Elsenhans, Sunoco's chairman and CEO, said in a statement.

Sunoco's refineries in Philadelphia and Marcus Hook, Pa., can process a combined 505,000 barrels of oil per day. If it cannot sell its refineries, the company will shut down its main processing units in July 2012.

So Is NASCAR now shopping for a new fuel source for it's racing? Will they still have ethanol in the fuel in 2013, 2014? If Sunoco is out of the refining biz, who will supply NASCAR? 


Seems like a story waiting to be written

NASCAR, Gordon Wins 85th

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Jeff Gordon dominated much of the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and then won a duel with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson for his third Sprint Cup Series win of the season.
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Conservatives Call Out Club For Growth

Several bloggers are calling out Club For Growth over the endorsement of Mark Neumann. 

No Runny Eggs:
"It is with great disappointment that we have learned of the efforts of some conservatives on the national level to try to dictate to Wisconsin conservatives their choice for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Senator Herb Kohl. This is a tremendous opportunity for Wisconsinites to elect a second conservative senator worthy of holding the office, and one that Wisconsin conservatives will take very seriously. This is not only a choice of ideology but of character, and it is our responsibility to bring Mark Neumann’s lack of character to your attention."

I have to agree with their letter. You can read all at Steve's blog.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Joe, What A Real Barbarian Looks Like

Huh! Joe Bite Me running off at the mouth again. I already spoke about Hoffa 

Will Barack Obama condemn Joe Biden and Jimmy Hoffa for calling Republicans 'barbarians' and 'son of a bitches' – Telegraph Blogs

"Biden, whose mouth has long been a liability for Obama, was at an AFL-CIO rally when he told union members: “You are the only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates…the other side has declared war on labour’s house.”"

Seems Joe never seen a barbarian.

Don't worry, O is not concerned about Hoffa's and Biden's remarks.

Unions Asleep

Headline from the Wisconsin State  Journal. 

"Unions more alert since law passed"

So were they asleep before the law passed? 

Obviously they didn't see Scott Walker coming! OUCH!

Post Office Broke, May Have To Shut Down

Seems the post office is having financial problems. 

In E-Mail Age, Postal Service Struggles to Avoid a Default -

"At the same time, decades of contractual promises made to unionized workers, including no-layoff clauses, are increasing the post office’s costs. Labor represents 80 percent of the agency’s expenses, compared with 53 percent at United Parcel Service and 32 percent at FedEx, its two biggest private competitors. Postal workers also receive more generous health benefits than most other federal employees."


Looks like Scott Walker needs to step in to fix the postal service.