June 23, 2007

Thought of the week.

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture.

Who said it?

"We had a massive strategy to use the Fairness Doctrine to challenge and harass the right-wing broadcasters, and hope the challenge would be so costly to them that they would be inhibited and decide it was too expensive to continue."

Kudos to Kathy, this is a quote from JFK's Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Bill Ruder.


I did throw a fresh coat of paint on the place.


I didn't catch the morning paper; how were the annual riots at the close of Polish Fest last night?

Here it comes again.

Share your favorite Summerfest concert/memory.

June 21, 2007

Jessica Alba on being considered a Latin actress.

Comments she made in Para Todos magazine that are bringing fire from Latinos:

Alba is my last name and I'm proud of that. But that's it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I'm American. Throughout my whole life, I've never felt connected to one particular race or heritage, nor did I feel accepted by any. If you break it down, I'm less Latina than Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban. But people don't call her Latina because she's blonde…

My grandfather was the only Mexican at his college, the only Hispanic person at work and the only one at the all-white country club. He tried to forget his Mexican roots, because he never wanted his kids to be made to feel different in America. He and my grandmother didn't speak Spanish to their children. Now, as a third-generation American, I feel as if I have finally cut loose.

My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, ... So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don't speak Spanish. So, to say that I'm a Latin actress, OK, but it's not fitting; it would be insincere.

Quite different than what you usually hear from the Hollywood crowd. I think I just became a fan.

Al Gore and Aaron

Fill in the blank.

Ethanol is __________________________________________.

Fairness Doctrine.

No, not what you think.

Maybe we need something to counteract reporters giving to Democratic candidates 9 to 1. Talk about your bias...

The surge is not working.

Mayor Tom Barrett's summer surge of police officers is not working.

7 people shot in Milwaukee last night.

JS Online:

The shooting started in the city about 3:15 p.m. yesterday when a 26-year-old man was shot near N. Holton and W. Burleigh streets.

That was followed by other shootings in:
*The 1300 block of N. 36th St., where a 29-year-old man was shot about 9:15 p.m.
*The 3700 block of W. Garfield Ave., where a 17-year-old male was shot about 11:30 p.m.
*The 4500 block of N. 30th St., where a 23-year-old male was shot about 1:15 a.m.
*The 3200 block of N. 13th St., where a 19-year-old male was shot about 1:50 a.m.

Not to be outdone, Racine had a shooting last night as well.

A man was shot overnight in the City of Racine, but there are few details available from police this morning on what occurred.The shooting happened about 2:40 a.m. in the 1700 block of 9th St.More information may be released later this morning.

June 20, 2007

Brewer Brooms


I remember 2 & 1/2 years ago when the RAZR came out.
I thought, nah I can wait they'll be giving them away soon enough (they are)
I can wait.

$4 for a gallon of milk.

Thanks ethanol.

Violence erupts after Juneteenth celebration

By BOB PURVIS bpurvis@journalsentinel.com
Posted: June 19, 2007

The city's Juneteenth festivities were marred by violence Tuesday, after a man was pulled from his car and beaten and a police officer injured while trying to break up a large-scale fight after the festival let out.

It was the second year in a row that police in riot gear were used to disperse the crowds.

While the event was largely peaceful and calm during the day, spurts of chaos ensued as police in riot gear attempted to disperse large groups of rowdy festival goers who ignored orders to leave, said Anne E. Schwartz, Milwaukee Police Department spokeswoman.

June 19, 2007

Eugene again.

Mr Kane is at it again, this is his third or fourth post whining about Mini McGees bail being too high.

This is apparently the biggest issue he has to deal with, poor Michael sitting in jail.

If Eugene is so concerned about McGee's bail why doesn't he raise the money and get him out himself? Surely a big-time newspaper liberal racist columnist can raise a paltry $100,000. And of course Michael McGee Jr is such an upstanding citizen Eugene's money would not be at risk.

Hey Euegene are you as concerned about all the people your favorite Alderman was shaking down for money or planning to kill?

If not, why?

I've said it before and I'll say it again, WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE FIRE THIS IDIOT?

It looks like Mr Squeeky Clean

Granny dealin' H

Texas Grandma Busted For Allegedly Dealing Heroin

Feds Say Woman Has Links To Mexican Mafia

(CBS) SAN ANTONIO, Texas A 56-year-old grandmother who cares for her ailing father and grandchildren has been arrested on suspicion of dealing heroin authorities in Texas said.Authorities believe she is a high-level intermediary between the Mexican Mafia and local distributors of black tar heroin.

The rest.

Poll: 14% of Wisconsin dumb enough to believe everything Doyle says.

MONDAY, June 18, 2007, 4:01 p.m.By Steven Walters

Poll: Drivers think they'd pay oil tax

Madison - Four out of five Wisconsin residents polled think they -- and not oil companies -- would end up paying Gov. Jim Doyle's tax on oil companies through higher gasoline pump prices, a consulting firm said today.

A Wood Communications Group official, Kennan Wood, said his firm paid to survey 600 Wisconsin residents between May 29 and June 4 on whether they believe Doyle's promise that state officials can stop oil companies from passing on his tax on the gross receipts on oil companies to drivers.

Overall, 82% of those who responded said consumers would ultimately pay the tax, 14% said oil companies would pay it, and 4% weren't sure or didn't know, Wood said.

June 18, 2007


You interrupted your hiatus for this? Bald Pat

Coming Soon to Broadway: "Howard Dean: The Play" Kevin

No Star Trek bans here. Marcus

Remember all you bloggers out there… your digital life is not immune from your analog one. Owen
(and how)

Why is it that the more imaginary “rights” people invent, the less personal freedom I have? Acidman

Ah, I can now bake again. Steve

You know you want it. Scott

discard the flavored salt packet. Triticale

If you watch the whole thing bring plenty of red tissues. It will be a real socialist tear-jerker. Sean

I've been Demotivated! Nick

Now you have nowhere to hide. Still Unreal

What can we blame on Global Warming today? Fred

The life cycle of Junk Science

Brilliant analysis from Daily Dollop.


1) Maverick Scientist has an Idea.
2) Other scientists deride the Idea.
3) SF Writers use Idea as image of bleak future.
4) Academics debate Idea.
5) Politicians begins to discuss the Idea, but don’t understand it.
6) General Public ignores the Idea.


7) Champion arrives to actively promote and publicize Idea.
8) Scientists form a consensus that agrees with Idea.
9) Academics teach Idea as fact.
10) Fast Adapters change lifestyle, ridicule General Public.
11) Hollywood makes disaster movie, sometimes based on SF novel from 3.
12) General Public makes token lifestyle changes.
13) Politicians use Idea to attack political enemies.


14) Scientific consensus begins ruthlessly crushing dissent.
15) Champion is hailed as Messianic Leader.
16) Academics announce society is doomed.
17) General public accepts Idea.
18) Opponents of Idea are cast as wicked and immoral.
19) Music Industry holds benefit, sometimes using film name from 11.

Critical Mass
20) Dissenting Scientist proposes alternative theory to Idea.
21) Scientific consensus denounces Dissenting Scientist.
22) Messianic Leader begins making ludicrous claims unrelated to Idea.
23) Politicians propose massive social, fiscal, and moral changes to accommodate Idea.
24) Time Magazine puts Maverick Scientist, Messiah, Idea, or all 3 on cover.

Death and Rebirth

25) Dissenting Scientist is proven to be right, nothing happens.
26) Scientists form new consensus, claim they knew all along.
27) Fast Adapters are ridiculed by General Public.
28) Academics continue to teach Idea as “compelling theory”.
29) Politicians raise taxes, just in case.
30) Messiah and Entertainment Industry find new Maverick Scientist.
31) Return to Step 1.

What they say, what they mean...

What he said: "The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton. We have to ask ourselves what is going on here?” Al Gore.

What he meant: "Hey, look at me!"

A fool & his money...

A fool & his money are soon parted.

Ex-Duke lacrosse player doesn’t ‘feel’ for Nifong

Reade Seligmann says his
lawyers will file a suit against former prosecutor

Look who's coming to town....

Mr Steroid himself. How will the crowd treat him?

Question time.

If you were charged with gathering scientific evidence; for this example let us say temperature readings that went into national averages to measure global warming and historical temperature readings.

And in order to be scientifically objective let us say the thermometers that measured those temperatures were supposed to be 100 feet away from anything that could falsify those readings or reflect heat, but instead they were next to AC condensers that give off heat, above concrete or next to barrels used for burning garbage...
Might such shoddy scientific practices throw off the accuracy of those readings and bring to mind the quality of the modeling science as a whole if it were using those inaccurate temperature readings?

Suppose you could go and look at all the actual findings yourself? Would you? Might you reconsider your position if the actual statistics in the models used were gathered in a way that created false readings?

Link updated as their server had crashed as news spread about this research. This will now go to the researchers blog. I updated a title link to http://www.surfacestations.org/ so you can check that later.


In yesterday's column Eugene Kane said we are making a martyr out of Mini McGee as his bail is still so high and much of the evidence against him has not yet been announced so some people do not understand why.

Is the reason the corruption or the conspiring to beat a man? It is beyond Eugene to consider the entire scope of this apparently.

This is my issues with Kane. He is just building up the excuse train.

If Kane was really concerned about this he could have used his column to help people understand that taped conservations are held from the public by law to protect the defendant until a judge can rule on the legalities as to how that evidence was obtained. Eugene knows this, he could use his column to help other people understand it.

Instead he would rather use his column to promote McGee to martyr...

Last I saw Eugene McGee was still alive and to become a martyr you have to die for you cause.

I'm beginning to think you would martyr yourself to protect the McGees.

What can we blame on Global Warming today?