Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Jeff Wood will find out what the real meaning of "Independent" is. He and Joe Lieberman will form a club that gets together to throw stones at pictures of John McCain and Mark Pocan. He'll not be resigning.
Both Wood and Lieberman are feeling the lonesome right now but Wood is steadfastly doing the wrong thing so, call it 50/50.
Mexico will be declared a "Failed State" and the State Department will issue travel warnings to American tourists to avoid Guadalajara and Nuevo Laredo.
I missed this one but only on a technicality. I guess the President doesn't have to be able to speak Spanish to do good things along the border. 0%
Brett Favre plays another season starting in August after waffling for 4 months.
He signed the contract on 8/16. 100%
Colin Farrel's eyebrows will get a three picture deal of their own. At the conclusion of the third film it will be learned that the right eyebrow really wants to direct.
Too soon to tell. Farrell did 4 films in 2009 and I bet you can't name one of them. Might as well be true but 0%
Norm Coleman gets to trial before Blagojevich, neither in 2009.
Not wrong, not yet. No trials for either one and Coleman is looking bullet-proof on the DMT charges. I heard he's talking with Jethro Tull about getting back with the band on the road.
Scott Walker starts runnning for Governor. Again. No one in Barron, Pepin or Iron Counties knows who he is. Again.
96% Of course he's running again. He's a career politician. But now there's a guy up in Mercer who got an email from his brother-in-law in Pewaukee about Scott. The guy in Mercer still thinks he's a utility infielder for the Brew Crew.
No Triple Crown winner this year, either.
Some of these just aren't that tough. 100%
Newsbuster's #1 story of 2009? President Obama's Selective Service record. Debbie Schlussel stakes her credibility on the story. The ghost of Jessica Savitch can be heard laughing if you stand really still.
It's always hard to tell with NB but it looks as if the big story is, Science Is Hard. 0%
Hollywood will be stunned by the death of a young star in a traffic accident. Drugs will be involved. Everyone will say they saw it coming.
I've got two weeks but it's not looking good. 0%
Barbara Lawton gets a Golden Ticket to Washington. And you thought Doyle was just asking for money.
Wow! Almost as wrong as Jerry Bader 0%
Bob Sanders and Mike Stock will join the job market right after New Year's Day.
Sanders and 5 more on 1/5. Stock retired on 1/17. Call that 100%
A new basic cable TV franchise will start starring a 15 year-old serial killer named Hannibal Montana. Roger Ebert will love it. Siskel? Not so much.
Not a worse premise than Accidentally, On Purpose but wrong
Rose Fernandez will run a campaign steeped in ACM money. WEAC spends so much on ads against her that they are only a minor player in the SCoW race.
I'm thinking that this was close enough to call my way.
80-82 Missed it by a homestand. 96.4%
In 2009 we will not see an effort to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine or the The Assault Weapons Ban at the Federal level. That won't stop the incessant drumbeats.
Like I said, almost too easy. 100%
A minor scandal breaks out when it's discovered that American Idol has been using the same twelve contestants for the last four years and no one has noticed. It turns out that David Archuletta was just Taylor Hicks with the hair color out.
Prove I'm wrong. I dare you.
Fred Thompson's radio show has a shorter run than The Texas Wheelers when Grampy just can't be bothered to do two hours a day. Mike Huckabee's show will rattle around on the ABC schedule without reaching a single listener until April. When it does find an audience it will fail.
I was wrong about Grampy. He's plugging along with a couple hundred AM stations and you can follow him on Twitter. As for Huck; I'm just sorry I missed the episode where he jammed with Danny Aiello's band. 0%
Supreme Court Justice Gabelman wins his case that confirms his right to make stuff up in campaign commercials regardless of the facts. He wins a major year-end award from a Burlington civic group.
Madonna gets new boy toys in January, March, June, July and October. Oprah and Steadman don't tie the knot.
My little clicker-counter is busted but I'm call it confirmed.
Abrahamson retains her seat by 52-48.
The Badger Herald called it 60-40. Koschnick was an even bigger hump than we thought
The number of bloggers falls just as the GOP makes up their mind to start putting them to good use. Sean Hackbarth gets to pop each of them on the back of the head and call them, "Dummy." Just once.
I hope this was true. The GOP New Media campaign has been very very amusing this year.
Well, what did you think was going to happen?
I'm calling it 12/20 with a split on the embarrassment that is Jeff Wood. 60% ain't that bad. Predictions for 2010 will be out soon.
Bachmann forgets her history at Code Red rally and calls for the kind of concerted effort that lost the Battle at Balaclava.
What did the French Marshal Pierre Bosquet have to say about the slaughter he had just witnessed?
"C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre. C'est de la folie"
("It is magnificent, but it is not war. it is madness.") That sums up Bachmann's efforts nicely.
"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismay'd?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Someone had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
Friday, December 11, 2009
I offer these in no particular order.
A Christmas Story
Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personalScrooged
preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner
flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Life Buoy, on the
It's Christmas Eve. It's-it's the one night of the year when we all act a
little nicer, we-we-we smile a little easier, we-w-w-we-we-we cheer a little
more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we
always hoped we would be.
Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the
arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that
we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me
that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy,
but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and
wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin
Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were
messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for
it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around.
Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol
Ringle, ringle, coins when they jingle, make such a lovely sound. Give them
away and nobody can rob you.
Carol For Another Christmas
Each behind his own fence! Each behind his own barricade! Follow me,
my friends and loved ones, to the perfect society! The Civilization of ‘I’!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
City Councilman James Bond of Atlanta
Years ago in Atlanta there was a City Councilman named James Bond. This was NOT 007. That was James IQ, unfortunately enough.
More unfortunately enough however, somebody broke into James' car and ripped out his stereo and Atlanta Police investigated. Lo and behold, what did they find? Nine of 'em! Left handed Luckies, ladies and Gentlemen. Somebody in there smokin 'em! One of 'em in there freshly rolled right in the back seat.
So I placed a call into APD HQ, "Chief? Lewis Grrizzard, Atlanta Journal Constitution. When are you going to press charges against Councilman Bond for Felony Possession of Marijuana?"
Chief said, "We are not going to do that."
I said "What? Well who's in there smokin that dope?"
"We say the thief was!"
"The thief???? This is a rookie job. First time offender. Never pulled a job like this in his life. How longis it gonna take to rip out a car stereo. Half hour? 45 minutes? Do you think this guy has time to smoke nine joints in 30 to 45 minutes and then rip out Councilman Bond's car stereo and then have the physical strength to leave the scene of the crime? Did he leave a joint in the back seat for the next thief? What is going on here?"
Now you see my dilemma. "Well if it wasn't councilman Bond, Chief, or the thief, there is only one other explanation. The Dope Fairy."
What kind of town is Atlanta? 25,000 calls came into WSB the next day 'Where is that dope fairy? I wanna talk to him!'
(Lewis Grizzard) (A Great American)
h/t James Wigderson
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The FBI is investigating whether anti-government sentiment led to the hanging
death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky cemetery. A law
enforcement official told The Associated Press the word 'fed" was scrawled on
the dead man's chest.
The body of Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time
Census field worker and teacher, was found Sept. 12 in a remote patch of the
Daniel Boone National Forest in rural southeast Kentucky. The Census has
suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, where the body was
found, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Updated 11/24: As an alert reader has pointed out, police have now ruled Sparkman's death a suicide. Investigators did note that anti-government sentiment had a part in the death, if only as being a danger perceived by Sparkman.
Now police believe that Sparkman had staged his death.
Investigators said that prior to his death Bill Sparkman had talked about suicide and also about anti-government sentiment in the rural area where he worked.
This is a tragic story no matter the cause.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
3 : a field for or pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement especially in public, professional, or business life
Now we need to work around the small P "progressive" here because neither Neumann nor Walker will ever be accused of advocating Progressive policies. In this case it simply means "progressing from one to another."
As so many have pointed out, Walker doesn't really HAVE a field of consecutive achievement as a politician. He's fumbled around in it for 16 of his 42 years on the planet but "achievement" may be stretching the mark. His willingness to play games with his employee's own careers shows just how unfit for service he is.
So maybe we just give in to Young Kyle. After all, he's been to blogger camp and he must know something to be given the prestigious award as best blogger by AFP.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Palin last month endorsed Doug Hoffman, a third-party conservative candidate
seeking a New York congressional seat in a special election. Republican Dede
Scozzafava then dropped out of the race and last week Democrat Bill Owens won,
capturing a seat that had been held by Republicans for more than 100 years.
Nonetheless, other Republican candidates nationally have sought her
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Badger Honor Flight is a hub of the national Honor Flight Network, a
volunteer organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their
sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to give them the
opportunity to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to
the most senior veterans - World War II survivors - along with any terminally
ill veteran. Veterans from other conflicts, such as the Korean and Vietnam Wars,
are included in our program and will be given priority in the near
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
53-year-old Paul Botsford and 35-year-old Matthew Splinter have been
arrested on chages including Endgangering Safety by the Intoxicated Use of a
Police say while responding to multiple reports of shots being fired
shortly after midnight Sunday, officers were greeted to the sounds of gunfire on
Hamilton Avenue. Police accuse the suspects of firing dozens of shots from a
home's second story window. They say at least one other home was hit by
Friday, November 06, 2009
4. Under RepubliCare small businesses will be empowered to band together to form multi-national conglomerates with interlocking directorates, the better to lobby against Big Government Mandates showered on employees lucky to be working at all in this Democrat economy. RepubliCare will cover 90% of the already insured.
9. Individuals already sick do not qualify for benefits since this is, after all, Health Insurance. Those seeking Sick Insurance might try Aflac.
Read the rest.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Are their civics so weak that the Pledge means nothing to them?
I pledge allegiance(1) : the fidelity owed by a subject or citizen to a sovereign or government
to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic1 a (1) : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president
for which it stands— stand for 1 : to be a symbol for
one nation, under God, indivisiblenot divisible
with Libertyd : the positive enjoyment of various social, political, or economic rights and privileges
and Justiceb (1) : the principle or ideal of just dealing or right action (2) : conformity to this principle or ideal
for All.2 : every member or individual component of
There is no separate Pledge for conservatives. We all live under and fight for the same flag, the same ideals, the same country. Don't march on Washington to deny Liberty and Justice for any or some and then claim you have a higher platform from which to preach. The Pledge doesn't offer special privileges to the loudest.
all definitions from m-w.com
Friday, October 30, 2009
If You Are in Driving Distance of DC Tomorrow
Dear Fellow Tea Party Patriot,
According to Politico, tomorrow, Thursday, October 29 at 10:00 am, the
Democrats in the House plan to unveil the House Health Care Legislation. If you
are within driving distance of DC and are able to attend with signs in
opposition to government takeover of health care, we encourage you to do
No word if those without signs might be welcomed. First mistake.
Remember on the action list sent earlier today, tomorrow's action items are
to call your own Congressman plus the Blue Dogs in the House. Be sure to do this
so it coincides with the bill unveiling tomorrow.
"Tomorrow's Action Items?" That sort of makes grassroots unorganized political free market sound like an unholy alliance of you nagging Mom and the worst punch-list review ever.
Please forgive the extra email in your inboxes today. Since we are doing all
we can to leave no stone unturned, we felt it was necessary to send an extra
email today so those who can protest tomorrow are able to do so.
Only by bulk mailing email boxes was Thomas Jefferson able to yada yada...
You are the heart and soul of the Tea Party Movement. Thank you for
promoting the causes of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited
government, and free markets with us!
If you don't dress like Mel Gibson in that one movie and carry a Gadsden Flag, who will?
Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,Debbie Dooley, Mike Gaske,
Kellen Giuda, Ryan Hecker, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana
Reimer, Billie Tucker, and Dawn Wildman
All actual grassrootsy people. No. Really.
So how many patriots answered the clarion call? 10,000? 60,000? 2.5 Million? About ten?
Joann Abbott, a grandmother from Northern Virginia, made the drive to
the protest this morning after seeing the email sent by Tea Party leaders last
night. When asked if she was part of the "flash mob," she laughed. "I'm here on
my own," she said, looking around at the scattered protesters around her. "If
this is organized, we suck."
If the best that the Conservative has to offer is bomb-throwers in the mold of Bachmann how long will it take for the public to get over them?
And there are some signs that Hoffman may be something of a Potemkin
candidate. He didn't show up at a radio debate last night. He was on the finance
committee of a hospital that successfully lobbied for a federal earmark before becoming an anti-earmark champion. And he got eaten alive by a local paper editorial board last week after he wasn't prepared to answer questions about any of the issues facing the district.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The trio can form a court majority if they have Gableman in their
caucus and so they seem to be willing to neglect not just the complaints about
Gableman but the requirement that they be addressed in a judicious and
We understand that Ziegler, who has had her own ethics problems, is not
inclined to seek or support a higher standard.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
If you're the GOP candidate for Governor in one party and endorse the candidate of a different party for governor in another state, what does that say about either your commitment or the party's strength for the future?
"The Republican Party will never again be a majority party until we regain
the confidence of the American people," said Tiahrt. "I believe there is room
for disagreement within the party and we should not have litmus tests.
He then goes on to apply his own litmus test.
However, the Republican nominee appears to have disavowed most conservative
principles that are important to a vast majority of Republican voters."
There are those who claim that 2010 will be a GOP year. Yet we have several prominent Republicans who can't buy into that meme. Why would they expect anyone else to buy into it?
Extra Credit Work: For Ten Points, who is Sean Parnell? No peeking.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriageKeep trying, I guess.
license to an interracial couple out of concern for any
children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in
Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages
do not last long.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
However, the apoplexy over Capitalism's rejection of the drug-addicted Rush Limbaugh has the potential to grow legs.
Just for the record, I believe that the sex-tourist, bad-satirist has just as much right to own a small slice of a losing NFL team as any other minor vanity investor. I'm just wondering how bad the judgement of the others in the deal was that they couldn't see this coming from a mile away.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
'You've got this amount of time; here's what we expect you to do; here's the
options you should have by that time.' So that there are clearly defined
expectations of how you're going to ease off assistance from the government,"
He wants to be the Decider of whether your neighbor gets treatment or not. Walker wants to lead the panel deciding who gets treated and who should just get better and stop whining.
Walker has picked a government policy that's sucessful and popular and come out against it. In the midst of the most comprehensive discussion of healthcare reform he's chosen to just say, "No," and stick with a broken platform.
Twice in the last week I've heard people in Rock County say that Scott Walker scares them. Walker thinks his problem is that people don't know what he stands for. I think he'll soon find out that's not his biggest problem.
"For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate
precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now
the world's leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama's appeal that 'Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global
response to global challenges.'
My first thought was, "How nice. Now GWB and Barry will have something to talk about at Old-Timer's day reunions in DC." But then, of course, I remembered that George never actually got around to promoting much worldwide peace.
How could Obama not have one this year with the bar set so low for the past eight years? One commenter at TPM shares,
"It sounds like the, 'boy is the world relieved you guys didn't choose
Monday, October 05, 2009
Schmidt said:"Most politicians of prominence write a book. My honest
view is that she would not be a winning candidate for president and if she was
the results would be...catastrophic. It's fairly inconceivable she could be
Friday, October 02, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
[ ]then I suggest you fly some revolutionary flag in lieu of your
50-star flag over the next year. Post the 13-star Betsy Ross flag, Navy Jack or
Gadsden flag ("Don't Tread on Me") or any representation that tells the story of
Old Glory and makes a stand for our Founders' vision of America.
Of course, patriots know that the 50-star flag truly represents one
nation under God and our Founders' republic, but modernists simply don't get it.
So what do you say we make a statement by flying a different flag and educate
our neighbors when they ask us, "Why are you flying that flag instead of the
contemporary Stars and Stripes?" (If you insist on posting a modern USA
flag, too, then get one that is tea-stained to show your solidarity
with our Founders.)
Because Chuck's friend Huck and the teabaggers want you to spend that $73.50 to get officially descrated flags.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Theatuh, the Theatuh - what book of rules says the Theater exists only
within some ugly buildings crowded into one square mile of New York City? Or
London, Paris or Vienna? Listen, junior. And learn. Want to know what the
Theater is? A flea circus. Also opera. Also rodeos, carnivals, ballets, Indian
tribal dances, Punch and Judy, a one-man band - all Theater. Wherever there's
magic and make-believe and an audience - there's Theater. Donald Duck, Ibsen,
and The Lone Ranger, Sarah Bernhardt, Poodles Hanneford, Lunt and Fontanne,
Betty Grable, Rex and Wild, and Eleanora Duse. You don't understand them all,
you don't like them all, why should you? The Theater's for everybody - you
included, but not exclusively - so don't approve or disapprove. It may not be
your Theater, but it's Theater of somebody, somewhere.
Bill Sampson said it in All About Eve. I say it's time for A Night At The Palace III.
Who wants to play?
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Well, I suppose her arguments are sort of half-avast.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
For weeks you knew me as grumps and I knew you as curious, skeptical. And then one day at the end of one of your messages you typed, “You can call me Nancy.”
Today I’m here in front of our friends and families to declare that I’ve come to know you as so much more than that.
You are my friend. With you I can share my thoughts, feelings, ideas and troubles. You laugh at my jokes, sometimes for the umpteenth time. You tease me when I go over the line. I promise to never take that friendship for granted but to nourish it, feed it and to let it grow.
You are my sounding board and my challenger. You help me make my life better by showing me ways to make it stronger. You listen and help me to edit. My day would be much poorer if I didn’t start it with you at the table. I promise to respect your ideas as you help me refine mine.
You are my safe harbor. You allow me space and offer comfort when I need it. You brought laughter and light back into my life when I was at my lowest. I promise you my fidelity, comfort and love in return.
You are my family. You have accepted and joined my family as it is and you have opened your family to me. I promise to cherish the relationships and values that they have given us and to instill them in our grandchildren.
You are my partner in life. We share discoveries and walk old familiar pathways together. We filter the world through each other’s eyes. I promise to nurture the sense of wonder that we share to the end of our days.
You are my wife. Those are the words that express my joy and my hope. You have made me a better man and I will love you forever because you did.
Nancy, I adore you. I promise, in front of all our family and friends, to love and to cherish, to comfort and honor, to share my life no matter what path it takes us on for as long as we live.
Happy Anniversary, Darling
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another --
until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Members Must refrain from speaking disrepectfully of the Speaker, other
members, the President or the Vice-President.
Up until last night that worked pretty well.
Now can we dispense with that "Higher Standard" guff that wingnuts take as Gospel?
Friday, September 04, 2009
"No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one shouldIt is a way to both show support for the health care reform efforts currently underway and to reinforce the message that there are people in this country who do not share your circumstances and that assumptions about the level of health insurance coverage often ring false.
go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status
for the rest of the day."
If you disagree with the message above it is easy enough to show that as well. Post to your Facebook status for a day. Let your message toll out for all the world to see. I'll even rewrite the meme so that you can play along. Just post this.
"It's too bad if someone should die because they cannot afford health care
but it would cost too much for me and I don't really know those people.
And if someone should go broke because they get sick, well they just need
to suck it up because they can't count on loyalty from their employer. I
just don't want to hear about them. If you agree, please post this as your
status for the rest of the day."
That should make you feel better.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said today he won’t defend the state
against a lawsuit...
Let's see what he had to say about a different law.
"It's really the job of the legislature to be making those public policyAgain, he's wrong. But this time in the opposite direction. Even business owners are critical of van Hollen's handling of the Minimum Markup Law.
decisions," Van Hollen explained. "It's not the job of the Dept. of Justice, or
The gas stations had no indication that "the attorney general was planningAt any rate, if he's not up to upholding the law he's probably not gubernatorial material, either. But if he does decide to run, I offer up this slogan to Fraley, free of charge. "JB van Hollen. He's in the tank already."
to throw the case—until he did so by failing to appeal," Posner added.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
How Favre's arrival affects [John David] Booty remains to be seen, other
than he gave up his No. 4 jersey. Now wearing No. 9, Booty said he gladly handed
over his jersey number and laughed when asked if he received any financial
I couldn't help but think of this.
Let's go back up to my office and talk about this like two reasonableDoes that make me a bad person? (It's pronounced Big Boo-tay.)
If Favre is really committed to this whole, "running out the string," thingie, shouldn't he be learning how to kick field goals, too?
If you want to learn how to say, "Whatever," using only body language check out the tape of Tarvaris Jackson being congratulated by Brent after his touchdown pass. That cold shoulder could freeze the tundra again.
Friday, August 21, 2009
"That's why people need to continue to go to the town halls, continue to
melt the phone lines of their liberal members of Congress," said Bachmann, "and
let them know, under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body and my health care decisions."
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Is it going to be mayor of Elroy? Is it going to be the United States
Senate? Is it going to be governor? Whatever the case may be, I feel I've got
one more good strong campaign still within me, and I still love politics,"
At least it would be entertaining to watch Neumann and Walker trying to take swipes at the old duffer. Walker says that the stimulus isn't helping "real people." Tommy! understands who those real people are in ways that Walker and his team never could.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Just stay as our Senator and we can all be happy.
Monday, August 17, 2009
What's the chances that the "Shoot 'em all" crowd would sign off on that?
The tree of crazy is an ever-present aspect of America's flora. Only now,
it's being watered by misguided he-said-she-said reporting and taking over the
forest. Latest word is that the enlightened and mild provision in the draft
legislation to help elderly people who want living wills -- the one hysterics
turned into the "death panel" canard -- is losing favor, according to the Wall Street Journal, because of "complaints over the provision."
Good thing our leaders weren't so cowardly
in 1964, or we would never have passed a civil rights bill -- because of
complaints over the provisions in it that would enslave whites.
record, perhaps because I'm from the UK, I think healthcare is a human right,
like education . Not something to make companies rich.
So which is it? Is the purpose of healthcare to line the pockets of companies or is it, as the Constitution says, "promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity..?"
Can America secure the blessings of Liberty to our posterity if we consign them to a second-rate status in which only the wealthy receive healthcare?
Friday, August 14, 2009
Terrell Owens has his own reality television show and millions of
followers on Twitter and, now, his own cereal. T.O.’s — as his cereal is called
— will be coming to a Tops store near you, if they haven’t
PLB Sports, the Pittsburgh-based firm that introduced Flutie Flakes a
decade ago, this week began rolling out Owens’ cereal, which will be sold
exclusively in Tops stores.
Made of honey nut toasted oats, T.O.’s come in a collector’s box that
features Owens on the cover. On the back is an image of a Bills helmet-clad
Owens pouring the cereal onto his face, paying homage to his catch phrase,
“Getchya popcorn ready.”
Fallon says that the interesting thing is that each box will be marked, "Best if Used Before 2004."
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Sadosky said that Sullivan and Wiley, who will become a top consultant to
Mark Neumann's gubernatorial campaign in Wisconsin, have similar strengths and
Why did Wiley leave his last job as Kay Bailey Hutchison's campaign manager in her run against Texas Gov Rick Perry?
Campaign officials said former leader Rick Wiley is leaving because a recent
health problem requires that he reduce the high stress and avoid the hectic pace
of managing a large campaign.
So Wiley figures that the Walker/Neumann tussle in Wisconsin won't have the hectic pace of a large campaign, that it'll be a laid-back walk in the park? I thought he was more savvy than that.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
A Web page linked to Sodini includes his writings. The author writes about
years of rejection by women, struggles with alcohol and an earlier shooting
attempt at the same gym in which he said he "chickened out."
"With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to IDOL. I'll miss
nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I
helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon," the statement said on
Abdul's verified Twitter account.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
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Mail to: Evansville Community Partnership (ECP), PO Box 321, Evansville, WI. 53536
Drop off at 8 W. Main Street, Evansville, WI -882-0598
Nominations due by: August 28, 2009
Evansville is receiving about $4 million in federal stimulus money for water
The money is matched by the state's Clean Water
Revolving Loan Fund, totalling about $8.1 million for upgrades to the wastewater
treatment plant, sanitary sewers and lift station.
Work already accomplished across the city has multiplied efficiency and cut waste. This next step, to meet new US standards, will be good for all users.
Monday, August 03, 2009
The cop and the tapes and witness's seem to be having no
problem defending themselves from your typical arrogant black lib. The one who
should be in trouble is the lady who called the cops in the first place. Next
time she see's someone she thinks is breaking in she should just mind her own
business. Maybe Gates will get killed in his house then we can listen to the
lefties whine about no cops being around. The cop was following procedure, dumb black bastard figures he's way to special to be bugged by a middle
class white cop.
Posted by: buck Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 08:12 AM
Buck: Again, words of wisdom. Thank
you. And for all those out there suffering "white mans guilt" - get
over it. Here is a perfect incident that shows racism works both ways.
African-Americans can actually be racist - whodathunkit? Thanks Obama and Gates
for providing a perfect example that will stand up to all the usual whining from
Posted by: Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 01:06 PM
Apparently some Internet sites had headlines that said Todd and the newly resigned Governor were divorcing. I'll have to take the Sarah supporter's word for it because she provides no links. I didn't see this rumor until I saw it denied on the Sarah Palin Blog.
It looks as if no one did, and here's where it gets all Palin-y. The blogger says she doesn't want to hear that none of the Main Stream (sic) Media reported the story.
*** UPDATE *** I have read on several sites and here on this blog comments
that the Main Stream Media never picked up the Palin divorce story. Well, not
exactly true. Many MSM organizations were quick to publish the story after they
got a denial from Sarah Palin's attorneys and/or the statement from Meghan
Stapleton - but understand THAT is still going with the story. It becomes a "Do
you beat your wife?" story. Make the accusation - force a denial - and then the
story is out there.
Nevermind that the MSM never made the accusation. By printing SP's denial (which made this a news story) then the MSM was persecuting the quitter's family.
Think about how twisted this is. SP denies an Internet rumor to the press and then berates the press for publishing their release. Tell me again why anyone should listen to a single word this woman says.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Now they get airtime in our homes every night. Ain't it grand?
Lou Dobbs suggested on his radio show this past Wednesday, right before
the Gates flare-up, that Obama could
be an illegal immigrant, tying this into his usual preoccupation.
"I'm starting to think we have a document issue," Dobbs said. "You suppose he's
un-- no, I won't even use the word 'undocumented,' it wouldn't be
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
"Mr. White, you are being charged with drunk in public-K!" I was like,
"Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! I was drunk in a bar! They, threw me into
public-K! I don't want to be drunk in public! I wanna be drunk in a bar, which
is perfectly legal! Arrest them!"
The cop asked him to step out onto the porch and then arrested him for being disorderly in front of the neighbors. The lawyers will have a field day with this if it isn't smoothed soon.
When they're really in trouble, personal, life-shattering trouble, they don't go looking for a tax-cutter or a budget-slasher. They head straight for the office of the sneakiest lawyer they can find.
And then they bad-mouth the lawyers as soon as he gets them off.
[snip]...ask to see if Walker's Eagle Scout project was completed, or that all of
his merit badges were earned.
But he firmly holds that Walker doesn't have to show proof of his Wisconsin lineage to be elected Governor. It's as if he can't tell if it's a joke or not.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Ex-Celebrity, Sarah Palin
Friday, July 24, 2009
In the meantime...
Friday, July 17, 2009
Again, to be very clear, I do not to my knowledge even know anyone tied to
the ethanol issue. No one is pushing me because of the ethanol
Hell, I'm not running for Governor and I know dozens of people tied to the ethanol issue in one form or another. Neumann might want to do a little catching up before he starts going in front of live microphones.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Governor Doyle resigns to concentrate on higher office.
JB van Hollen gives up AG post to concentrate on Governor run.
Walker believes he can better serve the people of Milwaukee County by resigning.
Even though that last one could be true there is no serious politician who would believe that walking away from your sworn duty for reasons you cannot explain shows anything but poor judgement.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
People trying to help revive Lake Leota could be endangering the newly
DNR Conservation Warden Boyd Richter has cited one person for
releasing fish in Lake Leota. The person who was caught got a $1,133
ticket, Richter said.
Reader PC writes:
Maybe The Happy Circumstance can help remind people that we need to
keep things like VHS, Eurasian watermillfoil and the rusty crayfish out of Lake
Leota as long as possible. Things are not like they were in the 1950's. We are
dealing with very serious problems with our lakes.
Gibbs lake is a poster child for Eurasian watermillfoil and is about 7
miles from Leota as the crow flies.Everyone should go take a good look at the
millfoil problem in Gibbs lake. It only takes a small piece to introduce it to a
new body of water.
We all have a part to play in keeping the lakes clean. It can sometimes start with the things we don't do.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Russia's energy giant Gazprom has signed a $2.5bn (£1.53bn) deal with
Nigeria's state operated NNPC, to invest in a new joint venture.
The new firm, to be called Nigaz, is set to build refineries, pipelines and gas power
stations in Nigeria.
Christopher Magiera, a board member of Americans for Prosperity, got things off to a rollicking start even though he seemed to be off-message. He couldn't quite get to a violation of Godwin's Law from where he started. Described by the Wausau Herald as a local political activist, Magiera said
[that] he saw a "Stalinization of America" taking place and that "the onlyApparently, no one in the crowd, estimated at whopping 75, actually knew enough about Stalinist Russia to call him on his comparison. But then it was time for the main act to take the center ring. Joe the Pretend Plumber said in an interview
thing that separates Stalinist Russia from what we have in Washington right now
are the re-education and death camps."
[that] a recent Time magazine report that he had left the
Republican Party was false.
“No, that’s not true,” he said. “I said I was thinking about it, but I
did not do it. Right now, they don’t represent me as a Republican. I’m still
thinking about it, to a degree, because we need to promote America — not
Republicans, not Democrats.”
But the big news was that Joe has moved on to calling for vigilante justice and lynch mobs.
Referring to Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., more than once, Wurzelbacher asked,It's as if he was at one with Daddio who has taken to calling for a shooting war over healthcare reform. Even the reliably conservative Herald has had nearly enough of the media-created Joe-Monster.
"Why hasn't he been strung up?"
[ ] he glosses over facts. Referring to the Constitution as "almost like theHis fifteen minutes long ago used up, Wurzelbacher needs to be progressively more outrageous just to remain in the spotlight. He has become the Republican's very own Sandra Bernhard, a once-upon-a-time minor celebrity with an act that was never very much fun to begin with trying to play out the string.
Bible," Wurzelbacher said of the Founding Fathers: "They knew socialism doesn't
work. They knew communism doesn't work." The Constitution predates the origins of socialism by nearly 100 years.
Capper has more on the conservative disarray in Marathon County. They've become a sort of joke but they're still looking to Pennsylvania for punchlines.
Updated after Tomah on Friday:
Joe says states should be able to ban smoking and that he'd rather be fishing than trundling about with the AFP sideshow.
The once famous Wurzelbacher, technically neither Joe nor Plumber, put in an appearance at Ed Thompson's TeePee Supper Club (Motto: Great prime rib. Common stereotypes) for another 70 people. That put his crowds at a total of 150 for Wausau and Tomah together. That's Walker territory, there but a far cry from the hundreds that saw him when he was stumping with Grampy.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
One of the great joys from my distant childhood was watching "Jonny Quest." We had to go to a neighbor's house to watch it on their color TV but the trip was richly rewarded. Exotic locales, strange villains and the hint of smoky sex between Race and Jade were heady stuff indeed for a pre-pubescent boy.
Quest was one of the few shows to seen on all three networks during its run. It hangs on today in late-night showings on Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network. It has the to-be-expected high level of 60's violence that would never pass for kid's programming today.
Chapter 12 of the documentary deals with some of the little known facts of the show.
But it is Chapter 13 that deals with some truly uncomfortable realities about the 1960's. It shows the cutting of racist dialogue that has been done for the various CD releases and asks the question, "Can we learn from a past that we simply pretend never happened?"
It is in the comments to this episode that we get a clear view of how much work remains to be done before we can claim that racism has been wiped out in America.
A suggestion to malcontent white hating racists: let those races move in who
the white devils 'killed" upon white US colonization, Kick out all of the
liberals and make room for the heathen monkeys so they can have 'their" land
back and cultural backwardness, Let the US again be a melting pot for pagan and
backward cultures, tee pees spear chuckers, fire dancers, ring noses, camel
jockeys and all the other loser cultures that liberals protect and tout in
history books. Watch Apocalypto moron.
We have along ways to go if a cartoon can draw out this much ignorance.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Fireworks Prime Seating Raffle
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20
Enter our raffle to win four reserved seats on top of the Warming House to view the fireworks show on July 4th. The best seating in the park, and hassle free. No need to bring chairs or blankets down early to reserve your spot. Just show up that evening and your chairs are reserved and waiting for you.
We will draw 10 winners the night of July 2nd after the Lake Grand Reopening Ceremony. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. All proceeds go towards paying for the fireworks show. Support your local fireworks show by entering to win the best seats in the park!
4th of July Schedule at www.evansville-wi.net
Evansville 4th of July Committee · Evansville Community Partnership, Inc
Thursday, June 25, 2009
If your plan for avoiding your troubles includes "Escape to South America," you'd be best to not buy a round-trip ticket.
If you intend to make things better by apologizing you need to start with the wife you've betrayed. Apologizing to the mistress or blaming the media isn't going to make it better at the breakfast table.
If you're going to blather about the sanctity of marriage you need to start with your own.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Alaska was hit by an earthquake that measured 4.5 on the Richter Scale over the weekend. Governor Palin is demanding that David Letterman apologize for saying that her daughter was knocked down by the quake.
Monday, June 22, 2009
"I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how
many people are in our home," said Bachmann, who warned of corrupt ACORN
involvement in the census. "We won't be answering any information beyond that,
because the Constitution doesn't require any information beyond
In fact, as a Census Bureau spokeswoman told the Washington Times,
what Bachmann just announced she would do is a crime punishable by a fine of up
What's the opposite of, "Stand up and be counted?
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Legendary CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, 92, long known as the "Most Trusted
Man in America," is gravely ill, according to multiple CBS News sources and
Watching the work of a giant like Cronkite just serves to show the light weight of many of today's journalists.
Godspeed, Mr Cronkite.
Journalists' ethics take a hit...again thanks to the Lecturer in Journalists' Ethics.
It gives another new meaning to the note on McBride's blogs: "Access granted by invitation only."
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The air smells of warm asphalt and the tang of gasoline and glows blue in the light of the canopy lights. For just a moment thirty-five years fell away from me.
Life is good.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Another said she was taking the class because she wants to know more about Ares. She was born in Ares and wants to get a tattoo of the constellation but she's taking the class so she knows what it looks like before she does.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
"Save WI. Vote Doyle Out Now."I presume that was his view of statewide politics. His other message was his own self-assessment.
"Old, Slow, and In The Way."A clear realization of the Party of No.
See, it wasn't just any guitar that Busch whacked three times against the
ground before tossing the chipped steel instrument aside. No, it was a revered
Gibson Les Paul guitar that had been hand-painted by longtime NASCAR artist Sam Bass and has become the symbol of Nashville Speedway.
One of the worst insults my father used was to call someone a horse's ass. I heard his voice Saturday night.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Since Obama has been president, the NRA has been getting what it wants,
no regulations and a censoring of reasonable, thoughtful debate. Meanwhile, the
children in Chicago keep getting mowed down, with three dozen school-age
children killed so far this year. Chicago police Superintendent Jody
Weis told CNN, "Take weapons such as assault rifles out of an urban area. I just
don't see a need for an assault rifle in the City of Chicago."
When Education Secretary Arne Duncan was running the Chicago public
schools, he told CNN, "If that happened to one of Chicago's wealthiest suburbs,
and God forbid it ever did, but if it was a child being shot dead every
two weeks . . . do you think the status quo would remain? There's no
way it would. All hell would break loose."
It’s the story of the day that GOP leaders have been battling over who’s to
blame for the fact that Palin was “snubbed” when she was disinvited from a
speaking role at the big fundraiser, which is for the two Congressional
committees, the NRCC and the NRSC. Politico laid
the blame on NRCC chief Sessions, claiming he didn’t want her to
upstage keynote speaker Newt
Gingrich, prompting a round of bitter finger-pointing.
Rush and Hugh don't want anybody to play with the General.
"In the effort to reverse this lurch beyond the farthest left fringe of
previous Democratic statist urges, individual Americans have a role to play.
They have to say no to GM products and services until such time as the
denationalization occurs," says Hugh
Hewitt. He acknowledges that this is a serious step that could hurt
people currently working for GM: "But there isn't any alternative,
The Party of kNOw, indeed. It's as if they have a pathological need to be loudly wrong.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
I say, cut his budget by $300 a week until he produces those terrorists training in upstate WI.