Thursday, January 28, 2010

Let Him Tell His Story Then Sit Down

By all means, let Tim Tebow's Mom make a commercial. But then you'd better sit respectfully when any other marginal celebrity is spouting off on their own pet political rant.

Tim Tebow gets a say? Then so does Rosie O'Donnell.

Ted Nugent is a deep political thinker? Then so is Avril Lavigne.

Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton are trenchant political commentators? Then take your lumps from Alec Baldwin.

Kirk Cameron and Scott Baio are now your poster boys? Golly, I don't know. Carrot Top and Gallagher? What's their POV? It's hard to riff on Baio and Cameron. They weren't really relevant when they were working steady.

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Small Favors

Aren't we all grateful that there are no Cosmo pictures of Flyin Jim Sensenbrenner?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scott Brown; Lovable Goof Or Goofy Creep?

Let's see.

Embarasses family whilst pandering them to America? Check.
A visible embarrassed Ayla told her father that Arianna was not single, to
which Brown replied, "Arianna is definitely not available, but Ayla is."
Shown off his "bit of a patriot" for the publicity of it? Check

It's no wonder Drudge thinks he's just as Presidential as Palin.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It's Hard To Be A Wingnut #7

You have to believe that America is in the worst shape it has ever been, all the time, and that we must do everything we can to make sure it never changes.

Some people beat their swords into plowshares. Some just stockpile pitchforks. At least now we won't hear anything about all that pesky reform.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Things That Make Me Go, "Huh?"

The People Most Likely To Be Up In Arms are, predictably, up in arms over remarks credited to Harry Reid in the new book, Game Change. They're absolutely certain that the authors were right on the money when they reported on Reid and all they print must be gospel.

Those same people are lighting their punks to go after the authors of the new book, Game Change, for the things they reported about Sarah Palin. It appears that the authors are nothing but shills and hacks and nothing they say in print should be taken seriously.

Monday, January 11, 2010

From Senator Erp's Newsletter

Things that make me go, "Hmmm."
Wisconsin Homeowners Insurance Amongst Nation Lowest – Insuring your home is less expensive in Wisconsin than nearly any other state, according to a recent
study from a group of state insurance regulators. The National Association of
Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) report shows that residents in Wisconsin spend an average of $491 on homeowners insurance, 49th in the nation. The NAIC report, which is based on 2007 data, says that the average homeowners insurance premium in Wisconsin is 40 percent lower than the national average of $822. The state with the lowest average expenditure for homeowners insurance in the country is Idaho at $477. View the press release online at:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Topsy-Turvy For WisGOP

Good news for Wisconsin is bad news for the GOP candidates doom and gloom messengers. Today's article in the State Journal tells about Wisconsin stocks and how they've rebounded since the final throes of the Bush debacle.
There was a "tremendous rebound" from the depths to which most stock prices
had sunk in late 2008 and early 2009, in Wisconsin as well as nationwide, said
Todd Parrish, analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co., Milwaukee. "When you look
at the final numbers, they are just outstanding."

The gains were wide, contrary to WMC's hand-wringing message.

Heavy industry made up four of the state's five highest percentage
gainers in 2009: Oshkosh Corp., Bucyrus International, Modine Manufacturing and Joy Global...

Madison has seven publicly traded companies, and all but two saw
increases in their share price last year.

It looks as if the stimulus is taking hold. Unemployment always lags but should follow suit if America is strong enough to stay the course and doesn't fall victim to the snake oil salesmen who got us into this mess.

Friday, January 01, 2010