Tuesday, August 25, 2009


If your "energy" drink is really as good as they claim, why did you need three of them today?

van Hollen Unfit For His Job?

Someone should check to see if AG Goodhair has his own law degree. If he doesn't know that the courts decide on the constitutionality of laws by now, then perhaps he doesn't deserve to be AG.
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 policy
decisions," Van Hollen explained. "It's not the job of the Dept. of Justice, or
the courts."
Again, 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.
The gas stations had no indication that "the attorney general was planning
to throw the case—until he did so by failing to appeal," Posner added.
At 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."

Monday, August 24, 2009

So? How Do You Feel?

How's your self-esteem, knowing that as of this morning you have just as many NFL first downs in 2009 as Brett "Purple Reign" Favre?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thoughts On Favre's First Purple Reign

When I heard this
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 reasonable
Does 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

Bachmann Calls For An End To Regulation Of Abortions

Do you suppose that even she listens to what she says anymore?
"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

Tommy! Decides To Explore The "Stassen Limit"

How do you tell that it's getting close to being a punchline? This gets really close.

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

Dear Senator Erpenbach

You know we love you, John. Right? You are our guy. Just don't confuse that with a mandate to run for Governor. It's not going to be pretty and I don't think you've got the edge that it's going to take to beat Neumann.

Just stay as our Senator and we can all be happy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Modest Proposal

Or we can all agree that Mayor Barrett would have been safer if his Security detail had been with him at the Fair. That would have short-cicuited the situation without endangering the infant in the middle of the dispute.

What's the chances that the "Shoot 'em all" crowd would sign off on that?

Pre-Existing Condition?

Rick Perlstein in the WaPo:

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.

From Teh Twitter: Neil Gaiman

neilhimselfFor the
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

Channelling Jimmy Fallon

TO has changed teams and come out with a new breakfast cereal. Straight from his website, His Humbleness describes them as the second coming of Flutie Flakes.
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

I Hope It Was For More Than One Recipe

The couple in front of me at Hy-Vee yesterday had one Diet Pepsi, one bag of brown sugar, six cans of Alpo and 31 pounds of butter in their cart.

If Pierre Trudeau Was Around He Wouldn't Put Up With Calling It That

The Three Amigos Summit

Lucky Day: Oh,
great. You killed the invisible swordsman!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

What Happens When I Go AFK

DPW sues Kapanke over stealth campaign events.

SP lauds MB's stand against health care reform.

Scooter gets chummy with Newt and Jebber.

Even the chunderheads at MJS can see that JA is wrong.

What a helluva vacation.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

A Party Gone Topsy-Turvy

How messed up does a party have to be to define a Mark Neumann/Rick Wiley partnership as their moderate choice? Neumann announced that Wiley would be leading his campaign for Governor according to The Dallas News.
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

Open Carry Aerobics

Another "responsible" gun owner protects himself from the government. Or something.
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."

Auntie Paula Won't Be Coming This Year

Because Cousin Ryan was mean to her. Or something.
"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

Once again the Just Desserts Volunteer Recognition biennial event is being planned to honor and thank the many people who volunteer countless hours to make our community better.

This event is free and open to everyone. Desserts and refreshments will be served.

The event recognizes and honors all volunteers and community spirit. The nominated winners will be recognized individually during the awards ceremony. Please pass this on to your friends so they may nominate someone and attend the event too!

We need your nominations of people, organizations, and/or businesses that should be recognized for their community spirit of volunteerism! The 2009 Just Desserts Event will take place on September 10th at 7 pm. The location will be announced. Nominations are due by August 28th.


Just Desserts - Nomination Form

Nominate any person, organization or business for their volunteerism and service within the greater Evansville area. Let’s give them their Just Desserts!

Person/ Business / Organization nominated to receive their Just Desserts.

Name _______________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________

Telephone _________________email address: _______________________________

Nominated by: individual or business/ organization.? (circle one)

Person completing form ___________________________________________________

Organization name (if applicable)______________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

Telephone ___________________email address:________________________________

1. List your nominees’ volunteer activities in the organization / community. (Use the back of this sheet or a separate paper for more complete answers.)

2. Why do you think this person should be recognized?

3. Please give us an interesting example or story about your nominee that illustrates their dedication and volunteer work. (Note: this may be shared with others at the recognition.)

4. Additional comments or information.

Mail to: Evansville Community Partnership (ECP), PO Box 321, Evansville, WI. 53536
Drop off at 8 W. Main Street, Evansville, WI -882-0598
Email: ecpi@litewire.net
Nominations due by: August 28, 2009

Some Good News About WWT Facility

Yesterday it was announced that Evansville would be getting about $4M in Federal Stimulus Funds toward the refitting of the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Today comes this from Gazetteextra.com and WCLO.
Evansville is receiving about $4 million in federal stimulus money for water
infrastructure projects.
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

Shining Light On The Ugliness

Two of the big-time bloggers over at Rightviewwi discuss the nuances of race relations in America.
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
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

Through The Looking Glass

Okay, stay with me on this one because it's every bit as convoluted as we've come to expect from Sarah Palin and her groupies.

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.