Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Flags lowered to half-staff in Wisconsin Tuesday for Patriot Day


September 10, 2012

Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities across the state will fly at half-staff Tuesday (Sept. 11) as a mark of respect to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the members of the armed forces defending our freedom overseas. The Guard will render these honors in accordance with Gov. Scott Walker's executive order.


Relating to a Proclamation that the Flag of the United States and the Flag of the State of Wisconsin be Flown at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks and the Members of the Armed Forces Defending Our Freedoms Overseas

WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, terrorists tried to topple our beloved country by attacking the United States and killing nearly 3,000 innocent civilians; and

WHEREAS, law enforcement, first responders, and ordinary citizens heroically rushed into the flames and ash, risking their lives to render faithful and honorable service to the victims of the attacks; and

WHEREAS, the American people came together as one Nation in the days and months following the attacks, pushing through our pain to remind the world of America's enduring commitment to democracy and liberty; and

WHEREAS, since the attacks, thousands of our fellow citizens have embraced the highest form of patriotism by donning our country's uniform and serving overseas far from family, friends, and the comforts of home; and

WHEREAS, 490 Wisconsin soldiers continue the Badger State's proud tradition of military service as they deploy throughout the world to defend our country from those that seek to harm us; and

WHEREAS, since September 11, 2001, 163 courageous sons and daughters of Wisconsin have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while defending freedom in ongoing overseas combat operations; and

WHEREAS, all Wisconsinites may offer their time and talents on this anniversary day and throughout the year in acts of service to their neighbors and fellow citizens, embodying the spirit of unity and sacrifice shown by so many brave souls on September 11, 2001; and

WHEREAS, our annual salute to the heroes and victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks is an ongoing recognition of the triumph of the American spirit over the foes and forces that challenge it; and

WHEREAS, Congress has designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day and has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by Federal and State law, do hereby order that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin equipped with such flags beginning at sunrise on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, and ending at sunset on that date.



All Wisconsin state government facilities are covered by the governor's order and a 2007 amendment to the U.S. Flag Code now requires all federal facilities in Wisconsin to comply. Other government agencies, businesses and private residences with flagpoles may also lower their U.S. and Wisconsin state flags to half-staff during the daylight hours on September 11.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Those Darn Young Republicans

For Immediate Release: June 6, 2012
Contact: Dane County Young Republicans (608) 305-GOP1; Jeff Waksman jeff@danegop.org

Dane County Young Republicans Come Clean On Election Shenanigans
Young Professional's Organization Reveals Deep Plants in Progressive Camp 

(Madison, WI) – While the Dane County Young Republicans should be celebrating last night's victory by Scott Walker over Tom Barrett, the DCYR’s are in fact filled with shame. And it is with heavy hearts that we come clean on our outrageous behavior during this election.

You see, the DCYR’s placed moles in key roles within the Democratic Party and Dane County Progressive brain-trust. These moles pretended to be Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives while in fact they were working for us – intentionally making fools of themselves and the Democratic Party in order to make Tom Barrett look bad.

Our most effective mole was Democratic Party of Wisconsin official spokesman Graeme Zielinski, who we had deliver outlandish and often nonsensical attacks against Scott Walker on a daily basis – accusing him of being a pedophile, of being an adulterer, of stealing money from military veterans, et cetera. Every time one of his statements was rated by Politifact he earned a “Pants on Fire” rating, with one being called “a hot mess”. We couldn’t have asked for better work.

Another successful mole was John Nichols of The Capital Times. That publication has long been a strong ally of the Democratic Party, but by ordering Nichols to focus the paper’s efforts on insane conspiracy theories like ALEC, the Koch Brothers and faked moon landings (okay, we made one of those up), and asking him to openly beg for campaign donations for Democrats on Twitter, we successfully turned that “newspaper” into a national laughingstock.

But our most important effort was arranging the protests at the Capitol over the past 20 months. We were shocked that we were able to convince most people that the protests were just a Big Labor astro-turf group. After all, would Big Labor really have been dumb enough to order their followers to smash windows and doors, scream obscenities at legislators during votes, terrorize the children of legislators at home and on Facebook, make the Capitol smell like a Illinois truck stop bathroom, and engage in so much vigorous public masturbation that hotels on Capitol square had to appeal to the city because their customers were afraid to go outside? Come on. You had to know that was us.

In our defense, how else could we have swung the election for Scott Walker? After all, the Democrats had an extremely strong candidate in Tom Barrett, what with his refusal to defend his record as Mayor or to name a single policy he would enact as Governor. Without our discrediting of the DPW, The Capital Times and Big Labor, how could we ever have hoped to win? 

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Tom Barrett Milk Carton Image

Wondering if the Wisconsin Blog community can help me find someone. I have been using this image of Tom Barrett on this milk carton. I did get it from a Wisconsin blog two to three  years ago.

I have been using it at my news web site Wis. U. P. North when discussing Barrett missing in this election campaign. I am looking for the original  poster of the image to give them credit for the great artwork. Does anyone know the original image creator?

Please e mail at wisupnorth at gmail.com

Thank You
Paul Socha
Wis.U.P. North llc

Monday, May 14, 2012

Government Waste On Top of Waste On Top Of Waste

This Is Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies - ABC News

This Is Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies

The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it commissioned a study to determine how much it cost to produce all those studies.
Now the Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Pentagon’s study and concluded in a report this week that it’s a flop.
The study of a study of studies began in 2010 when Defense Secretary Robert Gates complained that his department was “awash in taskings for reports and studies.” He wanted to know how much they cost.

Tea Party: The Palin Effect

The Palin Effect: Tea Party Flexes Muscle


The conventional wisdom among the mainstream media is that the Republican establishment would strike back during the 2012 election, thereby blunting the influence of the conservative Tea Party movement that propelled the party to historic gains in the 2010 midterm elections. Implied in this chatter is that the power and influence of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, seen by many as the figure who can best mobilize the Tea Party movement into action, would fade as well.

But recent events in Indiana, Nebraska, and Texas have shown that this conventional wisdom is false.

On May 8, six-term establishment Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost his primary in Indiana to Richard Mourdock, who had been backed by various Tea Party groups and organizations. Mourdock trounced Lugar, receiving 60 percent of the vote to Lugar’s 40.

From Breitbart. 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Tea Party Blow Out, Who Would Of Thought

NBC: Mourdock Beats Lugar in Indiana; Updated: Blowout | Conservatives4Palin

I guess all that talk about the demise of the Tea Party and, ahem, Governor Palin’s irrelevance was just that: Talk. That and a healthy dose of wishful thinking on the part of the DC Establishment.

Update: With 55% of the votes in, Mourdock is “clinging” to a 20 point lead.  My heart bleeds for the Peggy Noonans and Dana Milbanks of the world. Just a few weeks ago a Mourdock victory was considered, at best, highly unlikley.  But a blowout like this was considered beyond the realm of possibility. Not anymore.

I thought the Tea Party didn't exist? Surprise surprise surprise!

Establishment Republican Defeated In Indiana


NBC Politics - NBC News projects Lugar defeated in Indiana primary

NBC News projects Lugar defeated in Indiana primary By Tom Curry, msnbc.com National Affairs Writer NBC News has declared Richard Mourdock as the projected winner in the Indiana Senate primary. Mourdock defeated six-term Republican foreign policy elder statesman Sen. Richard Lugar.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Green Bay Cabela's, A Win For Walker

Cabela’s sporting goods superstore coming to Ashwaubenon

Outfitters to open store nearLambeau Field in 2013
12:42 AM, May. 5, 2012
ASHWAUBENON — Sporting goods superstore chain Cabela’s will anchor the gateway site to the Lambeau Development District in a move expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the area. Construction on the store is expected to begin within 60 days, and the store is set to open by July 2013.
The addition of the Nebraska-based retailer to the 21-acre site on the southeast corner of the Lombardi Avenue/U.S. 41 intersection was announced Friday morning in front of nearly 50 people, mostly business leaders and local leaders.
“We won Green Bay!” Cabela’s CEO Tommy Millner said, referencing previous talks ofBass Pro Shops possibly building a store at the site owned by the Green Bay Packers.

Read more at the Green Bay Press Gazette.
WUPN: “We have to wonder why the paper didn’t talk to any democrats like Bob Jauch or Dale Schultz on this? Did anyone talk to Dave Hansen? A win for jobs, for Ashwaubenon, the Packers, the people of the area and a win for Scott Walker and the republicans in Wisconsin.
This should be a commercial in the upcoming election.
Remember this letter from the four dems last January from Wis Politics.”

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Seals Tell Different Story On Gutsy Call

SEALs slam Obama for using them as 'ammunition' in bid to take credit for bin Laden killing during election campaign 
By TOBY HARNDEN PUBLISHED: 18:35 EST, 30 April 2012 | UPDATED: 19:34 EST, 30 April 2012
Serving and former US Navy SEALs have slammed President Barack Obama for taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden and accused him of using Special Forces operators as ‘ammunition’ for his re-election campaign.
The SEALs spoke out to MailOnline after the Obama campaign released an ad entitled ‘One Chance’.
In it President Bill Clinton is featured saying that Mr Obama took ‘the harder and the more honourable path’ in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words ‘Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?’ are then displayed.
 Besides the ad, the White House is marking the first anniversary of the SEAL Team Six raid that killed bin Laden inside his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan with a series of briefings and an NBC interview in the Situation Room designed to highlight the ‘gutsy call’ made by the President. 

 Read more at The Mail Online.

Oh brother, who made the gutsy call? Seems someone wants to take credit for everything.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Falk Wants Stepp Fired

Falk trying to look important from Appleton Post Crescent. 

Falk made the demand Monday at a news conference after the Wisconsin State Journal reported that the number of DNR environmental permit violation notices dropped to a 12-year low in 2011. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp told the newspaper she wants the agency to focus on customer service and not be so intimidating.

Funny, the Wisconsin State Journal all of a sudden just came out with a DNR report? 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

RINO's On The Run

Huh, really.

FreedomWorks bets big against Orrin Hatch

"Forget about Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama. FreedomWorks, the influential Washington-based tea party group, is now waging an all-out war on a member of its own party: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), whose defeat would send a major statement to establishment Republicans that the tea party has staying power."

 Federal records show that the group has virtually ignored incumbent Senate Democrats in its quest to take down the 35-year Senate veteran ahead of crucial statewide caucuses Thursday.
According to campaign finance filings, FreedomWorks has spent more than $615,000 to defeat Hatch — dumping cash to recruit volunteers, elect prospective convention delegates, send direct mail and launch TV and radio spots.
In contrast, the group has spent just $1,700 against incumbent Senate Democrats at this point, including against one who has since said he’d retire at year’s end: Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska. About $175,000 has been spent attacking Obama, with an additional $290,000 supporting GOP Senate candidates in other races, records show.
The group’s tactics are the latest chapter of the debate still hounding Republicans as they try to win a majority on Capitol Hill this November: Should they purge their own to find fresh blood who will be less willing to seek bipartisan compromises by straying from conservative principles? Or should they unite behind the most electable candidate and train all their fire power on Democrats?

Source: FreedomWorks bets big against Orrin Hatch - Manu Raju - POLITICO.com

The RINO, establishment republicans need to take heed to the people who vote. The old ways and canidates are a thing of the past.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cheap Trick, If You Love Guitars, You Will Love This You Tube

Rick Nielsen's Guitars - 1985 Cheap Trick Interview


For Business Owners and Everyone Else

"10 Quotes to Help You When Starting A Business September 19, 2008 By samirbalwani 6 Comments inShare Starting a business is never easy. Competition is tough, and you’ll have your ups and downs. Sometimes, though, those downs seem to last forever, and it’s important to remember, there’s always light at the end of tunnel. I’ve put together a list of a few quotes that I refer to, when things just can’t seem to get worst. They usually make me feel better, and help me through to the hard time to the times where I’m proud to say, I’m a business owner…

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. Henry David Thoreau

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. William B. Sprague

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will. Vince Lombardi

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. Henry Ford

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. Samuel Smiles

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune." Henry David Thoreau  

Source: 10 Quotes to Help You When Starting A Business - SiteFox

Friday, March 09, 2012

Johnson, Ribble To Speak March 17 At O C Lincoln Day Luncheon

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Republican Party of Oconto County is proud to announce that United States Senator Ron Johnson will be the Keynote Speaker at the Annual Lincoln Day
Luncheon to be held at the Black Bear Trail Banquet Hall in Suring on Saturday,March 17th 2012, starting with a Social Hour at NOON.
We are also pleased that United States Congressman Reid Ribble will be the Featured Speaker, and both Senator Johnson and Representative Ribble will answer
questions from constituents. Republican Candidates for US Senate have also been invited and our Republican State Senator and Assemblymen serving the taxpayers of
Oconto County will attend and provide insight on legislation, as well as their upcoming re-election campaigns.
This is a great opportunity for Oconto County voters to meet their elected officials and candidates as Wisconsin and the USA head into the important 2012 Elections.
Lunch Buffet (corned beef and broasted chicken with salad and sides) is $20 per person with cash bar. For reservations, please send checks to – or pay at the door, but please RSVP to:
Republican Party of Oconto County
P.O. Box 67
Lakewood, WI 54138
For questions or information, contact Kevin Barthel, Chairman Republican Party of
Oconto County at 715-276-3025 or email to ocontorepublicans@gmail.com

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Wis.Tea Party Leaders React to Mining Debacle

 For Immediate Release: March 8, 2012
Contacts: Kim Simac, 715.479.8784
Annette Olson, 715.760.0665
Wisconsin Tea Party Leaders React to Mining Debacle
(Eagle River, WI) – Few examples illustrate as clearly as the GTac mining debacle why citizens across the state of Wisconsin now claim allegiance to the Tea Party Movement. So many of the problems with which we take profound issue have been on prominent display in recent days—not least, holding industry hostage to excessive taxation and over-burdensome regulations. The shameful and all too predictable outcome in this case has been yet another crippling of entrepreneurial spirit in our state.
Who really pays?
GTac is a large, proven employer with a good track record, whose executives honorably promised to bring good conservation practices and a great economy to a state starving for jobs. They can now find some other state in which to mine. Northern Wisconsin, however, remains in economic depression, under which it has already suffered for years. Hundreds of people across the state desperately want and need solid, good-paying jobs to help them survive a challenging economy remain. The GTac mine and the expansion it would have brought to related business and industry could have made a substantive difference. Never mind the valuable tax revenues this mining project would have brought to state and local tax bases.
As Tea Party organizers in Wisconsin, we have publicly maintained these past three years that opportunity, prosperity, and the individual right to pursue them have been grossly hindered by over-reaching and infringing state and federal governments. We have also consistently noted too great a willingness on the part of our elected officials to pander to special interests against the wise will of the people. We amplify that message today.
The mining bill is not the first victim of this marriage between special interests and big government. We can cite many others. The rich, renewable resources available in Wisconsin’s forests, for example, have long been placed beyond the reach of those who could benefit from them. Environmental groups, with the complicity of too many politicians and bureaucrats, have essentially hogtied Wisconsin logging, mills, and additional wood product businesses.
One must ask the question: How do environmental groups and the elected officials who pander to them propose that residents of Northern Wisconsin provide a living for themselves? With this mine now yanked out of reach, with the promise of economic success once again cruelly removed, how will people continue to inhabit these regions? Could it be that prosperity and a future for these citizens is not a priority for these special interest groups and their elected friends?
We put these questions to our Democratic state senators and their close ally Senator Dale Schultz, whose ―Republican‖ alignment with radical environmental and other special interest agendas raises serious questions of its own.
This is a sad day for Wisconsin, and particularly for the children of our state, whose short- and long-term wellbeing has been grossly overlooked. Radical outside interests, using obvious
influence to control the decisions of our legislators, have in fact assured that the children of northern Wisconsin in particular, now face a future of far less stability, opportunity, and prosperity.
We, the undersigned and our respective memberships, will not rest until this trend is reversed.
Kim Simac and Shirley Kufeldt, Northwoods Patriots
Annette Olson, Un-Infringed Liberty
Kirsten Lombard, The Wisconsin 9/12 Project
Dan Horvatin, Rock River Patriots
Joanne Terry, Ozaukee Patriots
Matt Strublic, Oshkosh TEA Party
Jim Kiser, Fond du Lac TEA Party
Jeff Horn, Prairie Patriots
Paul Lembrich, Rock County Voter Education Forum
Ed Perkins, Fox Valley Initiative
Ken Van Doren and Todd Welch, Campaign for Liberty
Dr. Sidney Johnson, Central Wisconsin Tea Party
Lora Halberstadt and Nancy Milholland, Racine TEA Party
Seth Cowan, Wolf River Area Patriots
Joe Delsman, Northeast Wisconsin Patriots
Steve Welcenbach, Conservative Insurgency
Dan Curran, Concerned Citizens of Iowa County

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Happy Anniversary Green Bay Tea Party

Saturday, March 07, 2009
Green Bay Tea Party Gallery

Pictures of the Green Bay Tea Party held at Titletowm Brewery. The MSM (as far as I can tell only 3) put the crowd at hundreds ( 200- 300), it was more like 1500 to 2000 people. Bunch of saps!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Congress Has Too Much Time On It's Hands, $250 Mustache Tax Break

Washington-"A Republican congressman from Maryland is in a hairy situation over a proposal to give tax breaks to Americans with mustaches. The American Mustache Institute claimed Tuesday that Rep. Roscoe Bartlett had lent his support to the `Stache Act, which calls for a tax deduction of up to $250 a year for facial hair grooming. But Bartlett's office said he never supported the measure. Staffers said Wednesday that they only forwarded a copy of the proposal to the House Ways & Means Committee, without the congressman's knowledge, after receiving a media inquiry about it. That led the institute to believe Bartlett, who has long had a mustache, supported the measure. "For the record: Roscoe is pro-stache, but he does not believe Americans should pay for people's personal grooming decisions," Bartlett's chief of staff, Deborah Burrell, said in a statement. So far, no other representatives have supported the mustache proposal. At least one of Bartlett's Republican primary opponents is criticizing him over the facial hair flap. The longtime incumbent faces several challengers in the 6th District, which was redrawn to include more Democratic voters." Source: Mustache bill puts congressman in hairy situation

Monday, February 27, 2012

Your From Wisconsin When You............

Wonder if Jeff Foxworthy mentioned this one.

"OSHKOSH — Three dozen vehicles broke through the ice at a weekend fishing tournament on Lake Winnebago. Winnebago County sheriff’s officials say the vehicles were parked too close together and collectively were too heavy for the ice at the Battle on Bago tournament. Some vehicles were submerged, others were partially submerged." Source: 36 vehicles break through ice at fishing event | Herald Times Reporter | htrnews.com

You would think that people who live in Wisconsin know better. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Patrick Takes NATIONWIDE Pole

"DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick produced her most significant achievement as a NASCAR driver Friday, winning the pole for Saturday's Nationwide Series race. Patrick will start out front at the Daytona International Speedway after turning in a qualifying lap of 182.741 mph to become the second woman to win a Nationwide Series pole. Shawna Robinson did so eight years ago in Atlanta." Source: Patrick wins pole for Nationwide race - UPI.com

Holy cow, Danica takes the pole.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Another Hungry Madison Student, Teacher, City Worker or Union Boss?

"MADISON, Wis., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Madison, Wis., said they arrested a man who claimed to have been sent by Denny's corporate offices and made himself a meal in the kitchen. Police said James Summers, 52, of Madison entered the restaurant around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and told workers he had been sent by the corporate office and was immediately taking over the position of general manager, WISC-TV, Madison, reported Thursday. Workers said Summers began making himself a cheeseburger and fries in the restaurant's kitchen while the current manager phoned her supervisors." Source: Police arrest fake Denny's manager - UPI.com

This has to be someone from Madison who has to have protested in Mad Town. The question is, is it a teacher, city worker, student or union boss?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Now What Am I Going To Do

"Meat market fire in Marinette County Meatski's Meat Market in Town of Beaver Updated: Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012, 12:29 PM CST Published : Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012, 5:25 AM CST An early morning fire destroyed Meatski’s Meat Market in Marinette County. Firefighters were called around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday to the business on Hwy. 64 in the Town of Beaver. Authorities say no one was injured." Source: Meat market fire in Marinette County From Fox 11
A fire at our favorite meat market. No more hot beef sticks, nooooooooooo! Another thing, where do I buy non ethanol gasoline. Meatski's was the only gas station that sold it! Glad no one was hurt. Wonder if they will rebuild?

Even The Tooth Fairy Cuts Back

"OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An Illinois non-profit said its annual survey suggests the "Tooth Fairy" left an average 42 cents less in 2011 than in 2010.

Delta Dental, based in Oak Brook, said its annual online survey of 1,355, dubbed the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, suggests children who lost a tooth received an average $2.10 in 2011, down from the average $2.52 in 2010.

"Like many Americans, the Tooth Fairy needed to tighten her belt in 2011, but she's hopeful for a recovery this year," said Chris Pyle, spokesman for the Delta Dental Plans Association. "More importantly, Delta Dental is encouraged that parents are still making visits to the dentist a priority for their children."" Source: Poll: Tooth Fairy leaves average $2.10 - UPI.com

First, you mean it was more in 2010? Second, does the IRS know about this? I remember when I was a very young a quarter was a big deal. What are children getting today? Ten dollar bills?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One Catholic On Ash Wednesday

Took my Mother to 10:00 am Mass. This kind of sums up my day.

Ashes - Tom Conry
We rise again from ashes, from the good we've failed to do. We rise again from ashes, to create ourselves anew. If all the world is ashes, then must our lives be true, an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

 We offer you our failures, we offer you attempts, The gifts not fully given, the dreams not fully dreamt Give our stumblings direction, give our visions wider view an offering of ashes, an offering to you.

 Joel 2: 12 - 18
12 "Yet even now," says the LORD, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
13 and rend your hearts and not your garments." Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and repents of evil.

 Psalms 51: 3 - 6, 12 - 14, 17
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment.

2 Corinthians 5: 20 - 21
20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Matthew 6: 1 - 6, 16 - 18
1 "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
2 "Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
16 "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,
18 that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me.... I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now, I see.
T'was Grace that taught... my heart to fear. And Grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that Grace appear... the hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares... we have already come. T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far... and Grace will lead us home.
The Lord has promised good to me... His word my hope secures. He will my shield and portion be... as long as life endures.
When we've been here ten thousand years... bright shining as the sun. We've no less days to sing God's praise... then when we've first begun.

 Here I Am, Lord Dan Schutte 1981, Dan Schutte & New Dawn Music 
 I, the Lord of sea and sky I have heard my people cry All who dwell in dark and sin My hand will save.

I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright. Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart. I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people's pain. I have wept for love of them. They turn away.

 I will break their hearts of stone, Give them hearts for love alone. I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame. I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.

 Finest bread I will provide Till their hearts be satisfied. I will give my life to them. Whom shall I sent?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

You Do What Wal-Mart Wants

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT -News) plans to start selling a new single-serve beverage maker, according to an analyst report on Thursday, sending shares of rival coffee system maker Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc(NasdaqGS:GMCR - News) down more than 4 percent.

The introduction of the Esio Beverage System, with its relatively inexpensive drinks, could pressure the price that Green Mountain, the dominant player in the U.S. single-serve coffee market, can charge for its K-Cups, which are the portions of coffee used in its brewers, the report said.
Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, has plans to begin selling the Esio System, which can make single servings of hot and cold drinks including coffee, tea, energy drinks and vitamin waters, according to a report by research firm Detwiler Fenton.

"We believe that this introduction will likely be a game changer in the single-serve category," Detwiler said in the report, adding that Walmart had been frustrated with Green Mountain's pricing, which was considered too high for the Walmart consumer.
More at Yahoo Finance.