April 19, 2008

Expelled Trailer

We're going to see this tomorrow. I'll write a review.

Oil policy...

This came in the email today...

A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country.

Well, there's a very simple answer. Nobody bothered to check the oil.

We just didn't know we were getting low.

The reason for that is purely geographical .

Our OIL is located in ~~~ ALASKA ~~~ California ~~~ Coastal Florida ~~~ Coastal Louisiana ~~~ Kansas ~~~ Oklahoma ~~~ Pennsylvania and Texas.

Our DIPSTICKS are located in Washington , DC !!!

Any Questions ???

I didn't Think So.

I need one of these.

April 18, 2008

Weekly Bad Teacher recap.

From the files of Bad Teacher we present this weeks listing.

  • (06/01/07 - Initial BBT Report) Jeremy E. Mullins, age 18, of South Duxbury, VT a St. Michael’s College student who works as a substitute teacher at Harwood Union High School has been charged with sexually assaulting an eighth-grade girl that “had a crush on him”.
  • (04/18/08 - Initial BBT Report) Christopher Massey, 27, a teacher and coach at Tahlequah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma has been charged with second-degree rape on allegations of the sexual abuse of a 17-year-old female student.
  • 04/18/08 - Initial BBT Report) Jermell Montrice Combs, 27, a maintenance employee at Tahlequah Public Schools in Tahlequah, Oklahoma has been charged with the rape of a 16-year-old female student.
  • 04/18/08 - Initial BBT Report) Nicole Marie Sirbu, 29, a former teacher at Stony Creek Elementary School in Littleton, Colorado and a coach for the combined Columbine and Chatfield High School pole-vaulting team has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of tampering/destruction of physical evidence.
  • (04/17/08 - Initial BBT Report) Clark Lewing, 24, a former contract drumline teacher at Hudson High School in Lufkin, Texas has been arrested on allegations that he had sex with a 14-year-old female student.
  • (04/17/08 - Initial BBT Report) Ivan Chavez, 24, a former girls’ soccer coach at De Anza Senior High School in Richmond, Virginia is being held on suspicion of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and contacting a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense.
  • (04/17/08 - Initial BBT Report) Corey DeHart, a math teacher at Halls High School in Knoxville, Tennessee has been indicted by a Knox County grand jury on charges of statutory rape and sexual battery by an authority figure.
  • (04/16/08 - Initial BBT Report) Timothy Andrew Kellis, 38, a former teacher at Highland High School and currently band director at A.G. West Black Hills High School in Tumwater, Washington has been arrested by Idaho State Police on child sex abuse charges.
  • (04/15/08 - Initial BBT Report) Thomas Anderson, 59, a former teacher and girls’ basketball coach at Seminole High School in Seminole, Florida has been arrested and charged with felony inteference of child custody.
  • (04/15/08 - Initial BBT Report) William “George” Woodhouse, a custodian at Altus Intermediate School in Altus, Oklahoma has been arrested on allegations of lewd and indecent acts with a child.
  • (04/15/08 - Initial BBT Report) Collin Holcomb, a former science teacher at Norris Middle School in Omaha, Nebraska has pleaded no contest to the third degree sexual assault of a then 14-year-old female who was a former student.
  • (04/15/08 - Initial BBT Report) Craig Bowen, 57, a former eighth grade social studies teacher and basketball and track coach at Rising Starr Middle School in Fayetteville, Georgia has been arrested on charges of aggravated sexual battery, child molestation and incest.
  • (04/15/08 - Initial BBT Report) Shannon Lynn Best, 33, a social studies teacher at Sanderson High School in Raleigh, North Carolina has been arrested on allegations of taking indecent liberties with an 18-year-old female student.
  • (04/15/08 - Initial BBT Report) Alonso Bracey, a former basketball coach at Barton Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois, who was convicted in February of sexually abusing five boys between the ages of 11 and 13 has won a delay in his formal sentencing.
  • (04/15/08 - Initial BBT Report) Steven Martin Parkman, 32, director of orchestra at Carl Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia has resigned his job and been arrested on allegations of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female student.
  • (04/15/08 - Initial BBT Report) Ryan D. Allen, 26, a substitute teacher at Columbus East High School in Columbus, Indiana has been arrested on allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student.
  • (04/13/08 - Initial BBT Report) Quentin Lindsey, head varsity baseball coach at Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York has reportedly been arrested and charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, which is a felony.
  • (04/13/08 - Initial BBT Report) Angel Benjamin Menes, 39, a driver’s education teacher at Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nevada has been arrested on suspicion of engaging in sex with a student. Menes was booked on one count each of sexual assault and sexual misconduct with a student.
  • (04/12/08 - Initial BBT Report) Andre Labeach, 22, girls’ junior varsity basketball coach at Chatsworth High School, in Chatsworth, California has, according to police, been charged with four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

How Hillary Can Still Win

Political Joke

An interviewer asked Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain about their hunting experiences.

Obama: I once went turkey hunting when I was a bitter, alienated youth. Remember that this was before I had the audacious hope that someday I could help bring this country up from its shame by anointing it with my beneficent presence. Unfortunately, though, unlike chickens, the turkeys never came home to roost, and I had to sate my appetite with an arugula sandwich from the Whole Foods. It was very expensive.

Clinton: I once went hunting in Arkansas without one of those orange vests, and bullets were flying through the air, and I almost got hit several times, but I still bagged a ten-point buck that I brought down with a bow and arrow. Even Bill, who has an impressive hunting record, has never mounted a trophy half as good-looking as that one.

McCain: With all due respect to Mrs. Clinton, my life story is full of harrowing experiences, from being tortured in a VC prison camp to flying fighter jets to trying to pass comprehensive immigration reform while Rush Limbaugh calls me names on talk radio. And all of that pales in comparison to my experience hunting with Dick Cheney.

Earthquake Damage Photo

Are we Lumberjacks has the info.

Caption This

Barack (Censored) Obama speaking of Hillary (Maiden Name Removed) Clinton in this weeks debate saying she was "in her element" in playing gotcha games...

Un-Pc Map

Swiped from Kate

RNs Condemn Violent SEIU Attack at Michigan Event

Another example of union thuggery.

Gateway Pundit has a complete story on this.



WEST SALEM, Ill. - A 5.4-magnitude earthquake that appeared to rival the strongest recorded in the region rocked people up to 450 miles away early Friday, surprising residents unaccustomed to such a powerful Midwest temblor.

The quake just before 4:37 a.m. was centered six miles from West Salem, Ill., and 66 miles from Evansville, Ind. It was felt in such distant cities as Chicago, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, Iowa, 450 miles northwest of the epicenter, but there were no early reports of injuries or significant damage.

"It shook our house where it woke me up," said David Behm of Philo, 10 miles south of Champaign. "Windows were rattling, and you could hear it. The house was shaking inches. For people in central Illinois, this is a big deal. It's not like California."

I slept through it, did anyone feel anything?

April 16, 2008

Andrew Bogut High Fiving Himself

The results are in.

The results of the RDW poll. Hardly scientific, but telling.

Why did you vote the way you did in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Race? (Be honest)

Judicial Philosophy 91%

Race 1%

Special Interest Advertising 8%

91% rank judicial philosophy as the honest reason they voted for their candidate. My guess is the 1 vote for race was a flamer not giving an honet answer. However, this much is certain, all the race based sniping was nothing but sour grapes. For a huge majority of people race was NOT the determining factor.

MRQ of the week.

Congratulations to Jib for MRQ of the week honors.

The French have a word for win?

Way to go Jib, jabbing the French is always in good taste!

Closing Arguments

If you need any more reasons to cinch up Wisconsin's status, here they are:

43) Micigan is so lame that it’s actually two land masses pretending to be one whole land mass, even though the Upper Peninsula should belong to its rightful home, Wisconsin.

44) Wisconsin borders two great lakes, as opposed to a certain loser state (Minnesota) that only borders one

45) When you say Wisconsin, everybody knows which one you mean. Not like some generic, bland states that rely on directional locations to distinguish themselves one from another. Take that, North Dakota!

46) Wisconsin might be close to Canada, but it’s smart enough not to actually touch it and get Canada Cooties like New York does.

47) Connecticut is difficult to spell and they sold the naming rights to their capital to an insurance company.

48) All real Americans hate New Hampshire, and if you don’t, I question your patriotism.

49) Wisconsin is alphabetically superior to Wyoming, the loser state.

There you go: 49 reasons that Wisconsin is better than the other states. Now, there might be some people out there (probably Democrats) wondering: what about territories and Washington, DC?

Well, unlike them, Wisconsin's representatives get to cast meaningful votes.

Al Gore's Voicemail Reveals Which Candidate He Will Endorse

Ted Kennedy confronted on his hypocrisy

Year over year military losses.

The post listed here was apparently incorrect built by picking and choosing info.

Snopes had it as wrong.


April 15, 2008

2009 Dodge Challenger Burn Out

If Mrs RDW asks where I am, tell her I want over to Palmen Dodge to take care of my down payment.

Wisconsin: Still the One!

Wisconsin definitely wins in the sports and leisure competition, no question about it:

36) Wisconsin is home to “Titletown, USA.” Massachusetts is home to “Choketown, USA.”

37) Pennsylvania is full of bitter, gun-toting, knuckle-dragging religionists who would as soon shoot you as look at you. Isn't it? Anyways, I hate their sports teams.

38) Wisconsin’s baseball team might suck, but it doesn’t suck as bad as Kansas’.

39) People from Illinois are so wretched they have to tear down Pennsylvanians just to make themselves look better.

40) Montana has no sports teams at all, and 33% of it is owned by Ted Turner, who is trying to raise a zombie army (or some such thing)

41) This is better than Georgia, where you find several pro sports teams, each of them worse than the last.

42) South Carolina is a repressive dark-ages era state that still has counties seceded from the union. At least, that’s what I believe, so it must be true.

Tomorrow: The final installment, completing our circuit of all 49 inferior states.

Wednesday: I guess I need to find something else to clutter up Fred's blog with...


Steve hit me with one those pass it on things last week...

1. Write your own six word memoir.

I'm sorry, what shouldn't I touch?

2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.

3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post, if possible, so we can track it as travels across the blogosphere.

All rightie then.
4. Tag at least five more blogs with links.
How about making Lance do it five times?
5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.


Who will be the new Supernintendo?

I have to give kudos to Pete & Dustin over at the Racine Post. They have done a bang up job of covering the hiring process to come up with a new leader for the Racine Unified School District.
Frankly, I'm not excited about any of the candidates. What we have here is a resume puffer and a couple of old school liberal educators who would rather complain about No Child Left Behind than offer any real solutions.

Our schools are fine. Our teachers are fine. Our leadership has been horrid. We have a board bought and paid for by liberal special interests and the lack of involvement by parents in this community is leading to the downfall of another generation. No program is going to turn things around. This community and its leadership at EVERY level must demand educational excellence.
In short, the community needs to stop accepting excuses and start taking responsibility.
In my run for Alderman I talked about education a great deal. More people than I can tell you questioned my doing that, "Aldermen don't have anything to do with the schools". Directly, no. Neither does Mayor Becker, nor does County Executive McReynolds. Leadership in this community must stand up and demand educational excellence from every level if we are to turn this thing around. We don't need another program, we need the entire community to buy into the concept of a good education. Too many people look at that goal as the school district's job. Sorry folks, that is all of our jobs. House by house, neighbor by neighbor, congregation by congregation.

We need a Supernintendo much like Milwaukee just got in new Police Chief Ed Flynn. Someone willing to take the message to the community that they have a stake in this and they need to get involved in their children's education. I do not see that person in the current trio of candidates.
Frankly all I see is another round of failed programs, more money and another generation of lost kids.

Food Cost and Effect.

Has it ever been clearer that trying to grow our fuel is having a massive effect of raising the cost of food?

That being said, I'm sure the idiots in Madison will still try and pass more ethanol mandates.

How can they fail to get the big picture so completely?

April 14, 2008

Dr. Death vs. Senator Darling

Most of you heard some of the righteous rantings about Representative Sheldon Wasserman and the state Senate Democrats' dastardly gossip regarding my good friend, Senator Alberta Darling.

I don't remember it making this blogsite, though, and I thought I might weigh in on it here. (Who am I kidding? I got so ticked off about it I actually wrote a letter to the editor in the MJS. Yeah, like that's gonna make it in print. At least I got to vent...So now I'm gonna vent here too!)

Those of you who haven't heard--especially you gals out there, or any of you guys who have seen a woman in your family struggle with breast cancer--this is important.

See, Representative Wasserman (affectionately known as "Dr. Death" in the Capitol--a title earned since he's an obgyn who's as pro-abortion as you can get), apparently thought it a smart political move to spread rumors that Senator Darling was "too ill to actively campaign." Senate Democrats and their campaign committee chiefs spread this rumor at a meeting with Madison lobbyists where they were pitching their candidates to try and attract special interest group support for them (read: $$$$.)

They were coy about this, mind you, since Alberta really DID have breast cancer--although it was over 5 years ago. Of course they left out the part about how she's now a breast cancer SURVIVOR and has been for several years. But like any good democrat campaign strategy, telling half-truths and pretending not to know the rest of the story, the whisper campaign was off and running.

So, you gotta wonder a few things. How does Sheldon Wasserman the DOCTOR have credibility when he has to tell a female patient who has breast cancer that she, too, can survive? Does he have this mindset with all of his female patients? Does he view the patients who have survived this disease as "weak?"

Wouldn't you think that he, of ALL CANDIDATES, should show some professionalism, ethics, and plain-old class and never have participated in something like this?!

Don't even get me going on the so-called "women's advocacy groups" either. They always choose the most rabid, pro-abortion candidate when given the chance. Never mind that this is a slap in the face to amazingly strong women who are not only cancer survivors, but who put themselves out there and run for political office. Sure they "say" they want to see more females in the legislature, but they don't really mean that. They really want to see raging pro-abortion candidates, no matter their sex. If you're a woman who doesn't agree with their anti-life stance like I am, don't hold your breath waiting for them to stand beside you in whatever adverse situation you find yourself.

I want everyone to know that Alberta Darling is one of the most self-assured, self-confident, articulate, intelligent and HEALTHY women I know! I've watched her go toe-to-toe with the strongest of personalities in the legislature without flinching.

Maybe that's what scares the democrats....Strong women get run out of leadership positions in their caucus. Well, Alberta's one woman that won't run away without a fight.


I stayed out of the whole Obama said _____ so he is an out of touch elitist thing.

As I mentioned previously, someone signed me up for email updates for the Obama camp. Well guess what showed up today?

...our opponents have been spinning the media and peddling fake outrage around the clock. John McCain's campaign, which will continue the George Bush economic policies that have devastated the middle class, called Barack out of touch and elitist. And Hillary Clinton, who is the candidate who said lobbyists represent real people, didn't just echo the Republican candidate's talking points: she actually used the very same words to pile on with more attacks.

These comments show just how out of touch Senator McCain and Senator Clinton are with the reality of what's happening in this election.

Obama says the out of touch words and they actually have the moxy to claim their opponents are out of touch? (Of course they asked for money too, they always ask for money)

This guy gets more brazen every day.

Wisconsin Rocks!

This'll learn those miscreants from those other states which state is the best:

29) Wisconsin never gets slammed by any hurricanes, Florida.

30) Same goes for you, Louisiana.

31) Nobody ever gets mauled by polar bears in Wisconsin, but they’re a veritable plague in Alaska.

32) On the other hand, it’s freaking hot in Arizona.

33) Wisconsin cheese is the best cheese in the USA, regardless of what those hippies in California say.

34) Quick: tell me something about Idaho other than “potatoes come from there.” See? You can’t. It’s a boring state.

35) I’ll be dead in the cold, cold ground before I recognize Missouri.

Up next: the penultimate 36-42, a list of such magnitude that it's indescribable in its incandescence!

Didja Notice?

Did you notice that after attention was paid to all the people fainting at Obama events it stopped happening?

They must have improved the ventilation or something.

Fill in the blank.


Happy Anniversary John....

Go sign John's card celebrating 9 years of doing nothing.

MRQ, 70 by Wednesday. That's a carbon tax.

I can't believe it's not camel! Blue.

leave me the forge alone. Fuzz

Peoria has a fond place in my stomach Aaron.

Thankfully, it's not communicable. Tee Bee.

Admit it, you're excited. Jeff.

No Pull-Out Lance.

Laughter: suppressed, barely. Blue.

Get in touch with my Inner Sociopath. Heather.

It's work, it's not Pee-Wee's Playhouse Jones.

I blame Hillary James T

I'm going out . . . to visit with my geek blogger buddies. Jimi.

lingerie to be worn during jungle training Owen.

drinks are on me. Wigdy.

oh, look, Bratwurst. Heather.

I didn't have any change. Casper.

I buy a lot of French cheese. Sandra.

Give us all your money, and get the hell out! Michael.

I have at times swept dirt under the rug, but I'll be damned if it still wasn't there a few weeks later. ALa

Um…we have girls? Lance.

I hope Victoria’s Secret debuts the new Kathy Bates thong. Plebian.

paint huffing only in moderation. Chris.

I wash it down with a glass of 2-buck chuck. Sandra

McCain/Rice: Blacker than Obama, more woman than Hillary. Aaron.

The eco-nuts are the new shaven-headed 70's Krishnas, and the whole freakin' world is turning into an airport. Harvey.

A quick Brewers thought.

The Brewers won their second straight road series against a good Mets team.

After a day off today the Crew starts a road series against the blazing hot St Louis Cardinals.

Can we please put this rightie leftie center field thing to rest and just play Gabe Kapler?!?

You may now return to your regularly scheduled political sniping.