June 10, 2006

We can hear you Major Tom.

This letter was posted on the Racine Journal Times in a thread on the attempt to put a bring them home now question on the November ballot in Racine.

To those of you who don't know. I am in Afghanistan. This is what I signed up for.

That said, many of us join and serve just so that others have the right to say and do what they want. It doesn't matter where I stand on the war. I'm a soldier and soldiers follow orders. Its in the fine print somewhere right before you sign your name.

Petitions like these make it to soldiers like us and all we see, no matter how good intentions are, is that our country doesn't support us. We're too busy defending our lives and our country to analyze the intent. We owe our soldiers more than this.

We did this to our soldiers during Vietnam and its taken 30 years to heal the pain. Don't start it again.

MAJ Thomas R. Matelski
Afghanistan
06/10 07:06:39

June 9, 2006

World Cup Starzzzzzzzzzzz

Limbaugh Defends Congressional Black Caucus.


Yep, you read the right. This is straight from his site.

"A drive by the Democratic leadership to strip the embattled William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana) of his committee post [that would be the House Ways and Means Committee] has triggered a backlash. This happened yesterday." With everybody else paying attention to al-Zarqawi and his assuming room temperature, the Democrats were trying to get rid of Congressman William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana). The Congressional Black Caucus stood up, opposed the move, and said the that Democratic lawmaker deserves a presumption of innocence. The caucus chairman is Representative Mel Watt of North Carolina, and he said that "some black voters might ask why some action was sought against a black member of Congress when there was neither precedent nor rule for it."

Now, haven't we heard the Democrats accuse the Republicans of running the House "like a plantation"? We have heard that said. That was one of the mantras that the Democrats tried, that the House was run like a plantation. Well, excuse me, but who is it that seems to be running the Ways and Means Committee and their own caucus like a plantation? It sounds to me like it is the Democrats doing this. Now, I know what some of you are thinking. Okay, the Black Caucus is asking for the presumption of innocence for Congressman William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana), and they're saying that we shouldn't rush to judgment out there. They don't think anything should happen to Congressman William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana) at all.

Big rant and comparing things to Delay....

Here we go,

Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have played the race card their entire political career. Sort of like when you live by the photo-op, you die by the photo-op. When you live by the race card, you may end up dying by it. And I am here to tell you today that the Congressional Black Caucus as a matter of point of law is exactly right. There is no charge, even, yet against Congressman William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana). There is no trial slated. There are no charges, there is not an indictment.

At this stage there is indeed the presumption of innocence in our system, and I admire the Congressional Black Caucus for holding the Democratic leadership in the House feet to the fire on this, because a travesty of injustice according to the US system of law is being done to Congressman William Jefferson (Democrat-Louisiana) by Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer and whoever else in that caucus is saying this, but not being quoted publicly. It's a travesty, and it's a classic example how they use and take advantage of blacks in their own party, in their own organizations, of the first sign of trouble, get rid of them. And the Congressional Black Caucus, whatever else you may think of them, is right on the point of law here, and I'm standing firm with them.

Keep running those Green attack ads please.

Here are the poll results from the latest strategic vision poll on Wisconsin politics.

Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Jim Doyle's job performance?

Approve 38%
Disapprove 51%
Undecided 11%

If the election for Governor was held today, and the choice was between Jim Doyle, the Democrat and Mark Green, the Republican, whom would you vote for?

Mark Green 46%
Jim Doyle 45%
Undecided 9%

Do you think Wisconsin headed in the right direction or wrong direction?

Right 31%
Wrong 60%
Undecided 9%

For Senator...

Herb Kohl 42%
Tommy Thompson 46%.

For the record, Kohl slaughters Tim Michels, an actual butt kicking unlike the supposedly squeaky close 5 point race in California this week.

Here is the amazing thing. Doyle's minions, led by his chief attack dog Bill Christoferson, are spending 527 money (new rule anytime we mention 527 money we have to say THANKS RUSS) running attack ads against Mark Green and his numbers are improving. Green really has not reacted to the ads.

The dirty little secret to politics Kids is this. There is a scarce amount of money. If the big dog, Doyle, is in trouble they have to spend more money to prop up the big dog then there is less money to spread around to the little dogs (congressional races, state assembly, etc.)

The philosophy at the Green team seems to be let Jim Doyle govern and that is all we need.

I know Green is working hard and getting around the state shaking hands and meeting the folks and he is waiting until closer to election time to go on the air.

Green's strategy is apparently working.

I really would like to see how Xoff would spin a 38% number for Doyle as being a positive. Maybe Scott will do it for us.

Reality Redo.

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Reality Check is attempting a rebirth.

An interesting post there about road rage, the race card and proper bike ettiquite.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder... Ya know it kind of reminds me of AlGore. All sweet and friendly, charming and funny on the Leno show, but put him in front of Moveon & kablowie.

I know politics stinks but jeesh....

Kind of makes me miss the tire slashers...


Dog Feces Left at Congresswoman's Office

Jun 08 10:44 PM US/Eastern
GREELEY, Colo.

Republican U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave's re-election campaign was already heated, and it just got smelly as well: Her staff accused a Democratic activist Thursday of leaving an envelope full of dog feces at Musgrave's Greeley office.

Musgrave spokesman Shaun Kenney said someone stuffed the envelope through the mail slot in the door on May 31 and then sped away in a car. Kenney said most of the preprinted return address was blacked out, but staffers used the nine-digit ZIP code to trace it to Kathleen Ensz, a Weld County Democratic volunteer.

Ensz told The Associated Press she left the envelope at Musgrave's office but said it "wasn't in the office doors, it was in the foyer." Asked what she meant by the act, she declined comment.

June 8, 2006

Cereal Killer

I'm filling in for Belle why she is recovering from a minor surgery.

Come to Leaning Blue and join the debate on this topic please.

We're Growing....

When I started RDW a bit over a year ago, I just wanted a place to vent my opinions and promote discussion among the people.

All along the way I wanted to add a left leaning voice. Belle graciously agreed. She promises to become more involved in the future now that she has graduated.

Jenna was a more than able vacation fill-in and has permission to post whenever she wants (though she does not do it often)

Well our little RDW family is going to grow again.

We are adding our very own ___________ expert/correspondent. This is a highly trained professional in the field of ____________ who will contribute his or her opinions and real world experience to our reports about ______________.

____________ has been a focus around here since the humble beginnings of RDW and with the addition of ____________ I hope to make RDW one of the premier _____________ issue oriented blogs in Wisconsin.

Of course we always the RDWFST out and about working hard for the strange and the weird. Membership in the RDWFST is not limited, see something wild and wacky, let us know.

Al-Zar-Owie

Ok, everyone in the world will write about this, I just wanted the best story title.

Good for our guys! An enemy who pretends to be brash but hides is not easy to kill.

Interesting sides to this story...

After announcing his death the Iraqi parliment errupted in cheers then they swore in the last few cabinet ministers completing their government.

After hearing about her brother's death Al-Zarqawi's sister said, "...he got what he deserves".

Cnn ever finding a way to make Bush look bad in a time of good trots out the Father of Nicholas Berg, Mr. Berg is a pacificst & a Green Party member who actually said of Al-Zarqawi, "restorative justice," — such as being forced to work in a hospital where maimed children are treated — could have made al-Zarqawi "a decent human being."

Berg's son was beheaded by Zarqawi, he said of that, "First of all, I'm not even certain that al-Zarqawi even killed my son,"

All rightie then.

AS Laura Ingram calls them the "Butt Monkeys" are out in force. What is a butt monkey, I support the troops, but...

I'm in for my own Butt Monkey. Mr. Berg, I am sorry for your loss, but, you are out of your mind.

The Butt Monkeys are spinning hard that this will increase violence and not move the war any closer to an end. Of course these are the same people who would be critical that we had not killed or captured him previously. You know that crowd, the Iraq will never form a Government but then when they do they ignore it crowd.

The Racine Journal Fishwrap asks a question in their headline. A major victory in Iraq? Then they went on to get the really important news of the day, The three greatest breakfast cereals of all time. (I am not kidding)

Sometimes you just have to be willing to pass judgement and say the man was evil, it is a good day for the world that this vicious murderer of innocents shall take the eternal dirt nap.

Yes, some first class nut-job in search of his seventy whatever virgins will come in and take his place, we'll kill him too.

June 7, 2006

No Cheesesteak For You.


I LOVE THIS STORY!!!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

At Geno's: No English No Cheesesteak!

Geno's Steaks, famous Philly landmark, has weighed in on the immigration problem. "...owner Joe Vento requires customers to speak English before he'll serve them. A sign at the order window says, "This is America... Speak English."

Pointing at the menu or otherwise signaling your order doesn't cut it with Joe.Vento says he's received great feedback since his sign went up..."This was a predominantly Italian neighborhood, and for some reason it's turning Mexican," complained Vento. "They're not speaking the language. It's a big problem, and it's getting worse."

Holy Hill Shrine Defiled.

Vandals used red spray paint to defile the shrine on 06-06-06.

I'm not Catholic, but I visited Holy Hill last summer and climbed the tower to take in the view. It was awe inspiring.

This is a hate crime, at a minimun it is hate speech. The vandals painted pitchforks, praised Satan and painted 666 all over the place.

Amy @ Modern Commentaries asks some interesting questions tolerance, this atack and she actually ties in the marraige ammendment.

She says...

Mark my words. In the next ten years, if a Marriage Protection Amendment isn't passed, I predict that not only will marriage between one man and one woman come under fire, but supporters of same-sex marriage will force churches to accept them and perform wedding ceremonies. Any church that refuses - or continues teaching traditional views on marriage and homosexuality - will have it's tax exempt status revoked, it's priests/pastors arrested, and it's doors shut. Activist judges and liberal courts will strip the faithful of their First Amendment rights in the name of "tolerance" and "diversity", two words that now make me sick.

This overt attack on traditional faith and values is merely symbolized in the vandalism at Holy Hill. It is played out daily in our Senate and in courts and in our streets and on our televisions.

She may be going too far there, but I can see the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals making that kind of reach.

Read all of her comments here.

I hope they catch the punks that did this and make them clean up the damage they did with a toothbrush, no matter how long it takes. There is no call for this kind of hate speech, I am sure the ass hats who did this think it is funny.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Time to play chase the headline!


Our subject… Duke’s old seat.

Yahoo News: Midterm bar set high for Democrats.

Cnn.com: GOP candidate narrowly wins California race. (5 points is narrow?) This is special rhetoric folks. A former Republican congressman narrowly beat his Democratic rival early Wednesday for the right to fill the House seat once held by imprisoned Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a race closely watched as a possible early barometer of next fall's vote.
They could not even say his name they were so mad! Tell me if Busby won would that of been the case?

ABC News.com: _____________________________________ Now tell me seriously if Busby had won would there be a story?

CBS News.com: GOP Wins Key House Race: Bilbray Wins Scandal-Rocked House Seat; Close Vote Worries Some In GOP

MSNBC.com: Republican wins closely watched California race: Bilbray takes seat held by Cunningham; Angelides to face Schwarzenegger.

SFGate.com: Strong showing by Busby fails to top Bilbray in SD race for House

LA Times: GOP Candidate Leads in Pivotal House Race

Usa Today. If it is there I can-not find it. (this website sucks)

Fox News: GOP Retains Duke Cunningham's House Seat

NPR: Parties Seek Lessons from Bilbray's House Win

So what is the point of all this?

I find it fun to see how different news outlets tell the same story.

The best part of all, they ALL got it wrong. This election was about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, that was the issue, not Duke Cunningham, not Bush, not the culture of corruption, IMMIGRATION.

If pols on both sides of the aisle do not get that they are all in heap deep doo doo.

Just a thought.

Last year when the referendum in Racine failed petitions were passed to put it back ont he ballot.

Can we start a petition to get a referendum recall measure on the ballot?

Seems fair to me.

Republican wins House race in Calif.

Ok that is the AP Headline.

Now check out the very first sentence.

A former Republican congressman narrowly beat his Democratic rival early Wednesday to fill the House seat once held by jailed Randy "Duke" Cunningham, one of several contests in eight states closely watched as a possible early barometer of next fall's vote.

As I reported last Yes won in Racine with 53.9%. That is a margin I consider a solid ass kicking.

This narrow victory, in AP Speak, was a 5 point win!

5 points is huge in political terms. I guess my question is this; is there no end to the depths of the spin of the liberal media to try and make a Democratic loss look like a victory anyway? (BTW I am sure the party will issue similar spin claiming a moral victory all day today)

How many Democrats hope to fill the seat stories were there anyway? All the huffing and puffing and gnashing of teeth and culture of corruption and what did we get. A conservative win in a conservative district.

That is the lesson to be learned here. (the other lesson, this race was all about immigration, not Duke Cunningham)

People bitch about Congress all day, but when it comes down to it, they love their own guy or will vote based on the ideological makeup of the district, or the performance of that particular member and not the group as a whole.

On a side note, Busby will no doubt blame bad press and the Republican attack machine from her idiotic no papers needed to vote comment. Remember folks in San Diego we do this again in 7 months.

June 6, 2006

53.9%

53.9% of the Racine voters fell for the rhetoric and voted in favor of the Racine Referendum.

The no crowd presented reason and example.

The yes crowd pointed fingers, called names and used fear.

We fought a battle with reason and honesty, and we lost.

Racine deserves what it gets.

Same crap from this school system year after year.

Wait till you see the big huge massive referendum next year after the facilities study comes in.

Grab your ankles Racine...

The one thing the name callers will NEVER understand is that we want education to improve. We have lost faith in current leadership to do that.

That does not make you anti-education, that means you are tired of the same old bad results.

So Racine will live the definition of insanity once again. This community will continue to be a source of ridicule, well deserved it will be.

Dumbest Headline Ever...

Dems look to win House seat in Calif.


By ALLISON HOFFMAN, Associated Press Writer 35 minutes ago
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -


Democrats in a solidly Republican district hoped to capitalize on a GOP corruption scandal and capture the House seat Tuesday that was held by Randy "Duke" Cunningham before he went to prison for bribery.

Democrat Francine Busby, a local school board member who ran against Cunningham in 2004, competed against Republican Brian Bilbray, a former congressman, in a race that was considered a toss-up in its closing days.

Tuesday's victor will serve the remaining seven months of Cunningham's term.

The race was closely watched as a possible early barometer of next fall's midterm elections.


To the headline... Of course they look to win, are not republicans looking to win too? They forget Busby's little You don't need to be legal to vote comment.

At any rate this will be an interesting race, but that has to be the dumbest headline I have seen in ages.

Coolest Gadget Ever.


Special forces to use strap-on 'stealth wings'

Elite special forces troops being dropped behind enemy lines on covert missions are to ditch their traditional parachutes in favour of strap-on stealth wings.

The lightweight carbon fibre mono-wings will allow them to jump from high altitudes and then glide 120 miles or more before landing - making them almost impossible to spot, as their aircraft can avoid flying anywhere near the target.

The technology was demonstrated in spectacular fashion three years ago when Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner - a pioneer of freefall gliding - famously 'flew' across the English Channel, leaping out of an aircraft 30,000ft above Dover and landing safely near Calais 12 minutes later.

Wearing an aerodynamic suit, and with a 6ft wide wing strapped to his back, he soared across the sea at 220mph, moving six feet forward through the air for every one foot he fell vertically - and opened his parachute 1,000ft above the ground before landing safely.

Election Day


Well today is Referendum Day in Racine.

My official endorsement is no... (Like you needed to be told that)

However, from a post last night I have an idea.

Seeing as the yes crowd is so enamored with our Supreme Leader CEO (Supernintendo) Tom (call me Dr. you uneducated swine) Hicks, I would offer the following suggestion:

If he is so wonderful and his ideas are so ahead of their time, it would be selfish of Racine to keep him all to ourselves.

I suggest Supernintendo Hicks be elevated to head the state DPI. Let us put Tom Hicks in charge of all education in Wisconsin. That way Racine schools have a chance in testing better against other communities, not by getting better, but by everyone else getting worse.

Now that would be some spiffy outcome based education.

June 5, 2006

More bad news from RUSD

The Milwaukee Journal has yet another story out about RUSD one day before the referendum, this will hit tomorrow's paper. I wonder if the Journal Times will print this news?

Huge Kudos to Alice Chang, in this story!

Here it is.

MONDAY, June 5, 2006, 5:49 p.m.By Alice L. Chang

Error costs Racine schools $3.3 million

Racine - An accounting miscalculation has led to a $3.3 million hole in the Racine Unified School District budget, school officials said today. Officials said the gap occurred because the district underestimated its retirement liability.

The district's current finance team is blaming the error on the previous business manager. However, the previous business manager says he followed the state Department of Public Instruction's accounting instructions.

There is also a dispute over who will pay the cost of the liability.

Woody Wiedenhoeft, a financial consultant for the district, said teachers would probably have to change their health care plan next year to account for the difference.

However, Dennis Wiser, head of the district's teacher union, said the contract prohibits that option."If they don't have their books sorted out, it's not our responsibility," Wiser said. "The money to pay for this stuff was all there last year, and it should be there this year. They need to look through the books closer to look for where the money is."

News of the error comes as voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to allow the district to exceed its spending limits by $6.45 million as part of a plan to reduce a projected deficit of $9 million.

The Racine Unified School Board is expected to discuss the error at its meeting tonight.

I knew I should of gone to tonight's meeting.

All that and Eric Marcus was going to ask how Hicks managed to sign a contract $2.4 million over what he is authorized to spend without board approval.

If this has not become clear yet, this district needs new management.

Please Racine, send a message.

VOTE NO.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the Racine Referendum: NO!

An excerpt.

As Journal Sentinel reporter Alice Chang pointed out in a May 28 article, the district has been making some progress but still ranks at or close to the bottom in academic achievement compared with peer districts. Truancy and dropout rates aren't anywhere near where they should be. This despite the facts that the district is third among peer districts for per-pupil spending and has the lowest student-to-teacher ratio. The district's tax rate is the lowest among comparable districts, but it ranks first for state aid and second in federal aid.Those numbers indicate two things: There is lots of room for improvement; there may be room for cuts that don't hurt students.

In a $236 million budget, $6.45 million may seem like small potatoes. But by saying "no" on Tuesday, voters can send a big message.

Read the whole thing here.

The JS finally found a tax increase they do not like. If only they would show the same wisdom onthe proposed 7 county sales tax.

An Inconvenient Point


From TCSdaily.com, I love this artcle. My problem with global warming is the picking and chosing of the science to be ignored and the science to be trumpeted based on the pre-disposed ideological belief structure of the one presenting the material. I mean even the very title of his movie does not allow for any other opinion than his.

The Al Gore crowd will only show you the most dire scenario and frankly I'm not buying the scare the crap out of you message.

This is interesting reading folks, give it a go.

Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" opens around the country this week. In the film Gore pulls together evidence from every corner of the globe to convince us that climate change is happening fast, we are to blame, and if we don't act immediately, our Earth will be all but ruined. However, as you sit through the film, consider the following inconvenient truths:

(1) Near the beginning of the film, Gore pays respects to his Harvard mentor and inspiration, Dr. Roger Revelle. Gore praises Revelle for his discovery that atmospheric CO2 levels were rising and could potentially contribute to higher temperatures at a global scale. There is no mention of Revelle's article published in the early 1990s concluding that the science is "too uncertain to justify drastic action." (S.F. Singer, C. Starr, and R. Revelle, "What to do about Greenhouse Warming: Look Before You Leap. Cosmos 1 (1993) 28-33.)

2) Gore discusses glacial and snowpack retreats atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, implying that human induced global warming is to blame. But Gore fails to mention that the snows of Kilimanjaro have been retreating for more than 100 years, largely due to declining atmospheric moisture, not global warming. Gore does not acknowledge the two major articles on the subject published in 2004 in the International Journal of Climatology and the Journal of Geophysical Research showing that modern glacier retreat on Kilimanjaro was initiated by a reduction in precipitation at the end of the nineteenth century and not by local or global warming.

(3) Many of Gore's conclusions are based on the "Hockey Stick" that shows near constant global temperatures for 1,000 years with a sharp increase in temperature from 1900 onward. The record Gore chooses in the film completely wipes out the Medieval Warm Period of 1,000 years ago and Little Ice Age that started 500 years ago and ended just over 100 years ago. There is evidence from throughout the world that these climate episodes existed, but on Gore's Hockey Stick, they become nothing more than insignificant fluctuations (Gore even jokes at one point about the Medieval Warm period).

(4) You will certainly not be surprised to see Katrina, other hurricanes, tornadoes, flash floods, and many types of severe weather events linked by Gore to global warming. However, if one took the time to read the downloadable "Summary for Policymakers" in the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), one would learn that "No systematic changes in the frequency of tornadoes, thunder days, or hail events are evident in the limited areas analysed" and that "Changes globally in tropical and extra-tropical storm intensity and frequency are dominated by inter-decadal and multi-decadal variations, with no significant trends evident over the 20th century."

(5) Gore claims that sea level rise could drown the Pacific islands, Florida, major cities the world over, and the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. No mention is made of the fact that sea level has been rising at a rate of 1.8 mm per year for the past 8,000 years; the IPCC notes that "No significant acceleration in the rate of sea level rise during the 20th century has been detected."

(6) Near the end of the film, we learn of ways the United States could reduce emissions of greenhouse gases back to the levels of 1970. OK. Assume the United States accomplishes this lofty goal, would we see any impact on climate? The well-known answer is no. China, India and many other countries are significantly increasing their emission levels, and global concentrations of CO2 may double this century no matter what we decide to do in the United States. Even if the Kyoto Protocol could be fully implemented to honor the opening of this movie, the globe would be spared no more than a few hundredths of a degree of warming.

Throughout the film Gore displays his passion for the global warming issue, and it is obvious that he has dedicated a substantial amount of time to learning about climate change and the greenhouse effect. This leads to an obvious question. The Kyoto Protocol was negotiated in December of 1997 giving the Clinton-Gore administration more than three years to present the Protocol to the United States Senate for ratification. Given Gore's position in the senate and his knowledge and passion for global warming, one must wonder why then Vice President Gore did not seize on what appears to have been an opportunity of a lifetime?

"An Inconvenient Truth" is billed as the scariest movie you'll ever see. It may well be, but that's in part because it is not the most accurate depiction of the state of global warming science. The enormous uncertainties surrounding the global warming issue are conveniently missing in "An Inconvenient Truth."

Breaking News: Hicks spends more than allowed.


Last week we learned Racine Schools CEO Tom Hicks signed a consultant contract for 2.5 million or so for a 5 year replacement of the CFO & some other accounting personell.

Now this outsourcing may make sense, but there is an issue.

The problem, Hicks is only authorized to spend up to $75,000 without board approval!

This man is out of control.

June 4, 2006

Thought of the week.

Just remember... if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.

Things you should probably know but don't

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

In the interest of fairness.

This weekends boxoffice.

Al Gore went from 4 to 77 theaters.

1. "The Break-Up," $38.1 million.
2. "X-Men: The Last Stand," $34.35 million.
3. "Over the Hedge," $20.6 million.
4. "The Da Vinci Code," $19.3 million.
5. "Mission: Impossible III," $4.67 million.
6. "Poseidon," $3.4 million.
7. "RV," $3.3 million.
8. "See No Evil," $2 million.
9. "An Inconvenient Truth," $1.33 million.
10. "Just My Luck," $825,000.

Changing my mind...


I got this in the mail yesterday. It is the latest from Education Racine (RAMAC PAC). If you recall we broke the news here Friday that this PAC did not get its filings in on time to particiapte in this election, yet here they are again.

Laws really do not matter if you are practicing political correctness.

This is new, if we vote yes we get higher test scores, no tax increases and ACADEMIC AND SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Well by golly no one told me about that before? I need to look back at test scores, voting yes raises them. I missed that study.

If I vote yes we can possibly win the chess title or the JV Girls Volleyball Championship!

For the life of someone explain how voting for 6.45 million not in the budget now is a decrease. It was a one-year issue, then gone. When do taxes go away? Answer, NEVER. This is an increase no matter how they spin it.

This whole championship thing excites me though, maybe I should change my mind...


Maybe not.

My cousin Clif's Deck.


Imagine looking on your deck and seeing a bear.

You don't need papers for voting

Really now.

These are the words of Francine Busby. She is the Democrat preaching the culture of corruption line trying to get the seat of Duke Cunningham (R, disgraced scumbag, California).

That is going to play real well in San Diego, if anyone understands the immigration problem it is san Diego Voters.

Busby later spun her words saying you do not need papers to help with the campaign.

I see, thanks for that clarification.

Busby is of course saying Republicans are twisting her words. (Boo freakin hoo).

This is her I voted for it before I voted against it moment.

She does not know how right she is, she should tell illegals to move here, Voces will help them get registered to vote.

Read the whole story here. Stunning stuff. The issue in this election is not Cunningham, it is immigration, people should sit up & take notice.

Responses to Milwaukee's Violence.

(Paraphrased, but very close)

Almost every local & state public official: We do not understand, now that we have ignored everything until it is getting out of control we need summer jobs programs and more cash.

Sheriff David Clark: I'm sick of these thugs, we are going to occupy the crime infested areas and stop these thugs from ruining the quality of life of law abiding citizens.

Someone tell me why David Clark was not the most viable choice for Mayor of Milwaukee.

I do hope by thugs he was including the Jackson/McGee family.

Breaking & Entering & Staying for Supper.

Peter has an excellent immigration piece up.

BBA Spring Fling Wrap-Up.

Mrs RDW & I had a great time at the spring fling today, a good time was had by all. I have many thoughts and observations.
  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin. His Dad got a heart transplant today, we do hope everything went well.
  • I felt so out of place with my Killians, Liene's is the official malted beverage of the BBA.
  • It was wonderful to see so many people that I met at the BBA Holiday Thingie again, cementing those relationships is an honor.
  • An unexpected pleasure came today with the appearance of Tom McMahon. I am a big fan of his work and he is a true Gentleman.
  • I met a whole bunch of folks for the first time today. It was a nice to put the following names to faces of folks I have swapped emails or worked with on a carnival or something: James Wigderson, Steve Egg, Phelony Jones (nice hat), Dad29, Nick, Michael, and of course Aaron (you know he really is as short as he claims to be). If I left anyone out, get over it. There were a bunch of people there today. :)
  • There were a few blog readers there, nice folks and I am glad they attended however, even though we made repeated attempts to welcome our friends on the left, none took us up on the offer.
  • Patrick, you really need to move man. Mini McJackson will figure out where you live after a while Bro. GET OUT.
  • Thanks to Chris for organizing this, truly a spectacular job.
  • Owen does not hold a grudge. He was not mad at me for this.
  • Jib, you were looking a little red buddy, I'd put some aloe vera on that.
  • It was nice to meet Joel Kleefisch, former investigative reporter, current State Assemblyman, and an RDW reader. I had no idea, welcome Joel.
  • Speaking of pols... the Green Team made a brief stop pressing flesh handing out bumper stickers and such. Hint from the BBA guys, pick a better name that sounds so third. grade. Ok you are on the Green Team & you are on the Red Team.
  • I brought the digital camera and forgot to take any freakin' pictures.
  • All in all I would say there were close to 40 people there, truly a nice time.

Mrs. RDW and I were among the last group to leave. I'll tell you folks something, that site looked pristine, you could not tell a party had just been held there. These are some clean and environmentally conscious right-wing-extremist nut jobs.