April 26, 2008

Silent Auction and Dinner in Kenosha to benefit American Legion Baseball team

Peter DiGaudio, The Texas Hold 'Em Blogger, is hosting an event this Sunday in Kenosha to benefit the American Legion baseball team.

A silent auction will be held along with a mostaciolli dinner at the VFW hall at 6618 39th Ave. Dinner is $5.

For you sports collectors out there you should seriously consider stopping by as a number of desirable items will be auctioned off. There are multiple items signed by Brett Favre (didn't he used to play for some football team somewhere?), Cory Hart, Jim Gantner, Paul Molitor, Ben Sheets, Prince Fielder and many more of your favorites.

All proceeds go to support the American Legion summer baseball program that benefits area youth.

We hope to see you there.

Weekly Bad Teacher Review

From the reports at Bad Bad Teacher we present the weekly hall of shame.

We'll continue with this posting weekly in order to bring attention to a problem that does not get the attention it deserves, people entrusted with the care of our children preying on them.
  • Tracy Lee Judy, 37, a teacher at Forest Circle Middle School in Walterboro, South Carolina has reportedly been arrested on a charge of criminal solicitation of a minor and criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
  • Ashley Esposito, 24, a former student-teacher at Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater, Virginia has been arrested on felony charges of sodomy, and taking indecent liberties with a child by a person in a custodial or supervisory relationship.
  • Bryan Joshua Driver, 21, a substitute teacher at Villa Rica High School in Villa Rica, Georgia has been arrested on two counts of child molestation and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes. It is alleged that Driver exchanged sexually-explicit photos and text messages with a 15-year-old female student.
  • Donna Lou Sanders, 46, a special education teacher at Magnolia Junior High School in Magnolia, Arkansas has been arrested on allegations that she rented motel rooms for a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl to have sex with others.
  • Herman Keith Overcash, 54, the principal of South Davidson High School in Denton, North Carolina has been arrested and charged with two counts of felony sexual activity with a student.
  • Joseph E. Macanga, a former priest and currently a social studies and language arts teacher who also coached girls’ soccer and basketball teams at Lumberton Middle School in Lumberton, New Jersey has been arrested by FBI agents on child pornography charges.
  • Michael Jablonski, 36, a social studies teacher and varsity girls volleyball coach at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia has been charged with possession of child pornography.
  • Joshua D. Dehne, 25, a teacher at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in St. Charles, Missouri has been arrested on allegations that he solicited sex from a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.
  • Edgar L. Selavka, 50, a former preschool teacher at the People’s Institute and the Center for Early Childhood Education at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.
  • Ralph Marcell Hough, 31, a special education aide at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was arrested and charged Saturday with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. According to Horry County Police Hough committed sexual battery with the boy at his home back in March.
  • Jon Jeffrey Jones, 39, former assistant principal at Garcia Middle School in Sugar Land, Texas pleaded no contest Tuesday and was convicted of disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor.
  • Nelson C. Miles Jr., 54, a teacher at Caledonia-Mumford Middle School and girls basketball coach at Caledonia-Mumford High School in Caledonia, New York has been arrested on felony child pornography charges.
  • Brian Keith Walters, 35, a health and physical education teacher at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky has been charged with fondling a 9-year-old child in January and February.
  • Melissa Kay Lee, 32, an English teacher at Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Texas has been arrested on allegations she had an improper relationship with a 16- year-old male student. Lee has been charged with one count each of sexual assault and improper relationship between educator and student.
  • John A. Bender, 61, a computer teacher at Gateway Elementary School in St. Louis, Missouri has been charged with first degree statutory sodomy and first degree child molestation. It is alleged that Bender improperly touched a 12-year-old female student in a closet next to his classroom during the month of September
  • Eugene Hargrove, 36, a driver for Durham Bus Services which transports student for the St. Louis Public Schools in St. Louis, Missouri has been charged with child kidnapping, third degree assault and third degree sexual misconduct.
  • Alexis Anderson, 24, a former teacher at Neptune Middle School in Neptune, New Jersey has been indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on charges of child endangerment. Anderson is accused of having sexually explicit telephone conversations with one of her eighth-grade science students.
  • Phil McGee, 74, a former physical-education teacher at B.F. Day and Rainier View elementary schools in Seattle, Washington has pleaded guilty to molesting four sisters he groomed for 10 years.
  • 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. It is alleged that on or about February 19 that Combs had sex with the girl.
  • 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.

Arby's, Wendy's, Wendy's, Arby's

COLUMBUS, Ohio - After at least two rejections, billionaire Nelson Peltz has finally succeeded in landing Wendy's in a $2.3 billion deal that would add the chain known for its square burger and chocolate Frosty dessert to his ownership of Arby's and its roast beef sandwiches.

Now, the investor known for agitating corporations to boost their stock price has to figure out how to make both profitable while the economy slumps and more Americans are saving money on food and fuel by staying home to eat.

Atlanta-based Triarc Companies Inc., owned by Peltz, said Thursday it will pay about $2.34 billion in an all-stock deal for the nation's third-largest hamburger chain started in 1969 by Dave Thomas. Wendy's had rejected at least two buyout offers from Triarc.

Thomas' daughter Pam Thomas Farber said the family was devastated by the news.

"It's a very sad day for Wendy's, and our family. We just didn't think this would be the outcome," said Farber, 53.

Seems like everyone is buying everyone.


So, what's your plan for your "stimulus" check?

Me, I'm thinking I'll fill my gas tank.

Thought of the week.

My computer has more memory than I do.

April 25, 2008

Hang on folks...

It sounds like it is going to be a bumpy night.

Obama is going on Fox News Sunday...

Not surprisingly the left is not amused...

Go read it for yourself.

This one is my favorite, "from where I stand, if Obama moved toward the "center," he'd be moving left, not right. He's already PLENTY right-of-center." Konopelli.

There is no excuse for this.

The New York Post.


A man heckling First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Jenna outside the 92nd Street Y was arrested after he punched a wheelchair-bound girl whose parents has told him to shut up, authorities said yesterday. German Talis, 22, was shouting obscenities at the Bushes, who were leaving the building Tuesday, when he crossed paths with Wendy and John Lovetro and their daughter Maureen, 18, who has cerebral palsy.

“He began yelling about Iraq and Iran at Jenna Bush. She was waving at the crowd. I told the guy, ‘What are you doing? Shut up. This is about a child and books,’ ” said John Lovetro. “He was unperturbed. I said, ‘Get out of here! You’re being a moron!’ “

The next thing he knew, Talis was allegedly punching Maureen - a fan of the first lady since meeting her in 2004.

“I heard my daughter hysterical yelling, ‘He’s hitting me!’ ” said Wendy Lovetro.

“He punched her on the shoulder blades, but that wasn’t enough,” she said.

“He punched her on the shoulder blades, but that wasn’t enough,” she said.

“My husband pushed the wheelchair away from him and he reached beyond my husband and began pounding my daughter in the thigh.”

The two men fought as the president’s family drove off. Cops broke them up and busted Talis on charges of assault and resisting arrest.

Maureen was not seriously injured.

So much for the private ballot

Jo for Assembly.

Jo Egelhoff has announced she is running for State Assembly in the 57th District.

She made her announcement this morning and we wish her nothing but the best.

April 24, 2008

MRQ of the week poll

The new MRQ of the week poll is up featuring four authors that have never had an MRQ nomination...

No Aaron, you can't win this week!

Vote early, vote often, no ID required.

Water Ban?

Paul has the details.... MLB has banned water.

Caption This

(bonus if you can name the person in the photo who occasionally comments here)

Ok, admit it.

Raise your hands if you thought the Brewers would lose last night when they inserted Turnbow for the save.

Uh Oh...

Ford made a $100 million quarterly profit.

They should know better than to not fit the template.

April 23, 2008

An InCONvenient Guilt Trip.

And the winner is....

The results tell the tale, by a 10 point margin, Pennsylvania is racist.

Another New Tax.....

No Runny Eggs has the detals.

We're #1

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer
7 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - The upper Midwest has the worst drunken driving rates in the country, according to a government report that says 15 percent of adult drivers nationally report driving under the influence of alcohol in the previous year.

Wisconsin leads the way. The federal government estimates more than a quarter of the state's adult drivers had driven under the influence. Rounding out the worst five are North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

April 21, 2008


I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Congressman Paul Ryan for being re-elected to Congress from Wisconsin's 1st District.

His competition... Case closed.

I spent a few minutes talking with Congressman Ryan at The Kenosha County GOP Lincoln Day dinner Saturday evening. He always impresses.

Who said it?

“no one really cares what the troops think anyway.”

CNN's Rick Sanchez.

Warner has the details of this "objective" encounter.

MRQ of the week winner.

Our MRQ of the week winner is Aaron.

What? Aaron again? I really have to start rigging this thing.

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

Congratulations Aaron!

MRQ Cooler near the lake

please don't invite me over for dinner. casper

I'm singin' the "tax bastards took all my money, and I ain't got no car" blues. Ally.

one day you are going to be very,very disappointed. Clint.

They're not panhandlers... they're Freegans, Nick.

he promised me sexual powers Plebian.

Senator Kohl hasn’t been a lesbian for some time now. J Gravelle.

Ned Yost's Cabana Boy Chris.

Is it over yet? Aaron.

I experimented with democratism. Ally.

does this guy have no shame? Elliot. (It's for the children Elliot)

What would a No Runny Eggs T shirt look like? Paul.

There’s also a disturbing lack of french doors, tumbleweeds, hitching posts, show girls, prostitutes, and spitoons here. Aaron.

the media can be bought with ridiculously small quantities of sugar and caffeine. Dustin.

Nice work, Mr. Peanut. Doug.

Fielder Flexes Bio-fueled Biceps Zeldink

I have no doubt, none at all, that we are in the midst of a global warming, or, as I prefer to call it, spring. Darth Vader.

I'm a virgin. Forgive me my moment of thrill, 'kay? Phoenix.

organic produce is not only eaten but often smoked Wigdy.

makes my ovaries giggle. Jones.

I've admitted to watching Days of Our Lives. Jimi.

Say, does Mrs. RDW blog? Lance. (Not often)

Blonde pole dancer...such a babe. Kate.

you’re so darn stupid that we’re going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you. Stix.

I LOL’d. YA RLY. Craig.

Caption This.


A very disturbing post regarding a close Obama advisor, and Google.

April 20, 2008

Expelled, a review.

Mrs. Rdw and I took in the Ben Stein documentary Expelled this afternoon.

I will not enter into a debate here on the Darwinism vs Intelligent Design issue, frankly it would do nothing but inflame tempers and I doubt anyone would change their position on one side or another.

I walked into the theater with a pre-conceived notion as to what would be presented, a stunning display of scientific intolerance.

Truth be told that was delivered as well as several things I was not prepared for.

I will not delve into specifics as I do not wish to spoil it for those who would like to see Expelled for themselves. I'll say this much, the final 4 or 5 minutes were more than worth the price of admission.

Ben Stein took a devils advocate position throughout the various interviews he conducted. He seriously questioned people on BOTH sides of the issue giving them a fair opportunity to present their opinions. It was truly an investigative approach versus the advocacy approach so many recent documentaries have adapted. There were quirky old black and white clips to add a bit of whimsy to the subject at hand.

I've seen plenty of examples by the left over the weekend trying to trash this film. (Including here) I'd challenge them to go and see this film and give it a fair judgement on it's merits. Exactly what the left challenged the right to do with Al Gore's global warming film. I can tell you this much about Expelled, it was 10 times fairer than An Inconvenient Truth in presenting all sides of the issue.

In short, Expelled was informative, entertaining, sometimes disturbing, but above all engaging. If I had some kind of established rating system I would give it my highest recommendation.

Guess the number game


UPDATE: An ABC News / Washington Post poll asked what was the most important issue in the upcoming election. 0% identified environment and global warming.

Hey, Danica finally won a race.


Weekend Funny