August 15, 2008

Americans for Prosperity Wisconsin Hot Air Tour July, 2008

Act Now On A Balanced Energy Plan


Testimony of illegal alien care from 1 Florida hospital

This is alarming.

O'Reilly Grills Scott McClellan About Talking Points!

Odds of a retraction from Matthews/Olbermann? Zero.

Weekend Music


A racist leader....

You stay classy Howie Dean.

Call this guy Mr Common Sense Hero of the day.

Expecting Corzine to respond to this is a fools game but I give this guy huge kudos for trying to input a little common sense into New Jersey. Thanks Amy for pointing this out to me.



Responding to various new scientific reports questioning the concept of global warming, Assemblyman Michael Doherty today called on Governor Corzine to hold off on proposing any new regulations associated with the state’s Global Warming Response Act and urged the Legislature to repeal that act when it returns to legislative business after Labor Day.

“There are many credible members of the scientific community who have questioned the theory of global warming, and now we have some scientists actually suggesting the earth’s temperatures may be entering a period of dramatic cooling,” said Doherty, R-Warren and Hunterdon. “With this growing level of scientific uncertainty, it makes no sense to enact a new set of economically damaging regulations prompted by the global warming hysteria of recent years.”

The Global Warming Response Act was signed last year by Corzine, which requires the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050. The law required the state Department of Environmental Protection to release a report detailing how the state would meet the goals, with recommendations now expected to be issued this fall.
According to recent news reports, a top observatory that has been measuring sun spot activity predicts that global temperatures will drop by two degrees over the next 20 years as solar activity slows and the planet drastically cools down. They suggest this could potentially herald the onset of a new ice age. Following the end of the sun’s most active period in over 11,000 years, the last 10 years have displayed a clear cooling trend as temperatures post-1998 leveled out and are now decreasing.

Earlier this year, John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, stated that manmade global warming is “the greatest scam in history,” adding, “I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam.” Coleman said the theory of global warming is based on fraudulent science.

“New Jersey’s tax and regulatory climate is already chasing jobs from this state left and right and these new regulations will make matters worse,” Doherty said. “Rather than conforming our policies to questionable scientific theories, we should be looking at the concrete economic indicators that show our state’s economy is in trouble. And we should be taking steps to help people who are losing jobs and being forced out of their homes by this state’s anti-economic growth agenda – not making matters worse.”

Guess the Number Game


Let's see how dialed in this audience is.....

Fill in the blank.

Michael Phelps_________________________________.

August 14, 2008

Another Obama Lie.

This release came out from Wisconsin Right to Life yesterday. I can't wait to hear the liberals spin this one.

Obama Cover-Up Exposed on His Votes on Infanticide
For immediate release: Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The National Right to Life Committee has obtained documents that prove presidential candidate Barack Obama has been blatantly covering up his actions as an Illinois state senator to actively defeat legislation to protect the lives of living, breathing babies who survive abortion attempts.

Douglas Johnson, the organization’s legislative director, released the documents from 2003 this week revealing that Obama voted for a “neutrality clause” amendment to an Illinois bill requiring treatments for the tiny abortion survivors and led the charge in committee to kill the amended bill by a 6-4 vote.

“The Illinois born alive bill is virtually identical to a federal law he now is saying he would have supported had he been in the U.S. Senate at the time the bill was voted on,” said Susan Armacost, Legislative Director for Wisconsin Right to Life.

The need for the legislation on both the federal and state levels was sparked by Jill Stanek, a nurse who worked at Christ Hospital in Chicago who blew the lid on the hospital’s practice of inducing premature labor in women seeking lateterm abortions. However, some of these babies were born breathing and alive. Eyewitness accounts revealed that babies were left on the cold counter in the soiled linen room until they died.

In 2002, the U.S. Congress responded by enacting the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA) with not a single dissenting vote in either house. Included in the bill was a “neutrality clause” which read: “Nothing in this section shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point to being ‘born alive’ as defined in this section.”

With this clarification that unborn babies were not included in the bill’s provisions, even solidly proabortion senators like Ted Kennedy, Russ Feingold and Hillary Clinton allowed the bill to be passed and it was signed into law by President Bush. The National Abortion Rights Action League also removed its opposition.

Since the bill only applied to federal law, many states introduced born alive legislation to protect abortion survivors in their own states. In 2003, after the 2002 federal bill with the “neutrality clause” had passed, Barack Obama was the chair of the Illinois State Senate Health and Human Services Committee which presided over the Illinois born alive bill which contained a “neutrality clause” virtually identical to the federal law.

“Barack Obama had the opportunity to right a terrible wrong that was occurring right under his nose,” said Armacost. “But instead, he used the power of his committee chairmanship to prevent Illinois doctors and nurses to attempt to save the lives of living babies, fully separated from their mothers, leaving them to die alone - in the dark - in filthy conditions.”

Obama has repeatedly stated during his presidential campaign that his votes on three separate occasions against Illinois legislation to provide treatment for babies who survive abortion attempts were because there was no “neutrality clause” and he feared that the legislation would negatively impact Roe v. Wade.

“Barack Obama is blatantly trying to cover up his infanticide votes,” said Armacost. “The heartlessness and callousness of this individual needs to beexposed. The vast majority of Americans care about protecting human life. They deserve to know the truth about Barack Obama’s utter disregard forhuman life.”

Wisconsin "McCain Nation" Events.

Hmm, check out the first location, she of the recnetly tossed Dem delegate is not only supporting McCain she is actively working for his election. We have a McCainocrat sighting.....

Supporters to Team Up for "McCain Nation" National Event Day
For Immediate Release
Contact: Press Office
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Supporters of U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign will hold events Thursday, August 14th, across Wisconsin as part of the first "McCain Nation" national event day. Supporters will meet at house parties in all 50 states to recruit volunteers, organize grassroots activity, make voter contact phone calls, and register new voters.

The Wisconsin events coincide with similar events across the country, as John McCain's supporters are inviting friends, family and co-workers into their homes to participate in this grassroots effort. The first national event day will be an important step in organizing supporters at the local level. With less than 100 days until the election, John McCain's campaign is counting on his supporters to spread his "Country First" message to their local communities.

Cindy McCain and a McCain senior adviser will participate in a conference call with supporters at the Wisconsin events and nationwide. Participants in McCain Nation will learn about the McCain campaign's strategy and will have the opportunity to ask questions on the call.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


**Media note: please be set up at each location by 6:30 p.m.

Milwaukee Host: Deb Bartoshevich 28842 Stone Ridge Ct. Waterford, WI 53185

Madison Host: Tristan Cook, Madison Victory Center 2990 Cahill Main Suite 214 Fitchburg, WI 53711

Green Bay Host: Craig Summerfield, Green Bay Victory Center 5337 Grande Market Dr. Appleton, WI 54913

Wausau Host: Portage County McCain Chairwoman Betty Barnes 5292 Forest Circle S. Stevens Point, WI 54481

La Crosse Host: Nicholas Carow, La Crosse Victory Center 126 5th St. South

Here ya go Jay.

Folkidiot sent me this link last night with a snarky request to do another post on melting Arctic ice.

Click it if you want to but I'll save you the trouble, "scientists" are now warning that the pole could be free of ice in five years.

Folkidiot fails to see the point of the posts I have already made on the issue is that we had an alarmist "scientist" already making the claim that the pole would be ice free THIS year and of course a willing media spread that ridiculous chicken little claim with glee. (And not in a, "Hey look at what the crackpot is saying" tone).

By the way, they are basing this claim on one weeks worth of data. Ice melts in the summer, ALERT THE MEDIA. I do find it amazing how global warming alarmists like folkidiot will cling to a story based on one weeks worth of data if it works to their benefit but throw out other issues if they feel a short period of information is used to debunk their claims. Classic liberal selective application.

So now other alarmist weenies are making the same claim five years out, big freaking deal.

While we are at it did you see this story Jay? It is in German but here is a translation, "this year, there was an exceptional amount of ice - according to expedition leader Prof. Gerhard Kattner. The extent reached from the high North southward to 74 degrees latitude. The main objective of the research cruise was to check 17 moorings with instruments that monitor temperature, salinity and currents of the water masses. AWI has been carrying out these unique high-latitude investigations since 1999. Observed 2008 temperatures are slightly lower than 2006 measurements, and there are preliminary indications of a return of the pacific water mass signature, which has been absent since 2004″

By the way Jay, what is your position on the record cold summer in Alaska this year? Yes, I know, one season doesn't mean anything, but then one week does.

August 13, 2008

Play it again Fred.

This is a reprint of a post from 1-13-08. I was obviously wrong about Clinton, but check the analysis on McCain and even suggesting Chuck Hagel as a Dem running mate. Am I good or what?

Yesterday morning I posted that I had figured out the Presidential election. I honestly think I have done just that.

We are just in the beginning of primary season. One thing to always remember about primaries is that they are for the advocates. People who are really motivated for their candidates or parties are the ones who fuel the primary election process.

Another thing to remember is that general elections are not really about the base; they are always about the middle and the undecided. Primaries are always about momentum.

One of the interesting things Steve Butts said yesterday on WGTD was that his favored candidate was whoever the Democratic candidate is. I feel the same way; I will support the Republican nominee as I firmly believe that at this critical time we could not afford a Democrat in the White House. Steve would say exactly the same thing in reverse.

Remember now, general elections are about the middle.

Look at who the favored candidates are in national polling right now, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. What do those two candidates have in common? (besides winning in New Hampshire) They are both closer to center than any of the other candidates running in their respective party. We can each argue about how centrist they really are but Clinton is to the right of Obama and Edwards and McCain are to the left of Romney, Huckabee, Thompson and Giulliani.

I firmly believe that the country is tired of partisan sniping. The Democrats had a great opportunity to lead after their win in 2006, they failed miserably. You can argue as to why but the fact is this is known as a do nothing Congress with approval ratings worse than President Bush.

Senator Clinton is smart enough to have learned from her Husband. He only moved hard to the left after he won re-election. The country knows that.

Senator McLain has a proven history of compromise and brokering deals to break stalemates in Washington. Breaking the judicial stonewall of Chief Justice Roberts is something the people have not forgotten. I believe he is admired for working across the aisle.

In national head to head polling Senator McCain is the only Republican who beats Senator Clinton head to head (a 5 point margin); he is even with Senator Obama.

I believe the reason McCain is gaining momentum is that he is viewed as a centrist but he is strong on defense. That is a powerful combination in today’s world.

Now enter the 500# gorilla in the race, Joe Lieberman. I strongly believe Senator McCain will go on to win the nomination and will enlist as his running mate Joe Lieberman.

A centrist Republican and a centrist Democrat running on the same ticket will resonate strongly with the people who wish more than anything for their government to become less dysfunctional.

This is a ticket that can and likely would win.

This will in no way sway Democrats to the McCain/Lieberman ticket. Rank and file Democrats hate Joe Lieberman for the sin on siding with President Bush on the war. However, we must remember this is not about partisans; this is about the middle and who can generate excitement and bring out the vote.

If this election is really about change then what could possibly represent change more than a Democrat and a Republican working together?

The big question is what Hillary will do? That part I have not figured out yet.

There will be no Clinton/Obama ticket, I can tell you that much. By the time they are done attacking each other there will be too much animosity for the two of them to work together.

Clinton will either go left (Russ Feingold perhaps) or make a similar move across the isle to a liberal Republican (Chuck Hagel). The obvious choice may be Bill Richardson to try and bring in the Hispanic vote but I don’t think he showed well enough in his Presidential race to impress camp Clinton.

Is Senator McCain my favorite choice?Not even close. However, this is not about my favored candidate this is about my view on the general election.

I firmly believe that a McCain/Lieberman ticket would be an unstoppable force with the center, and general elections are all about the center.

Right or wrong we’ll see if my analysis holds up.

Your thoughts?

Obamacans? Not so much.

It would appear the order of the day may actually be McCainocrats.

Caption This Olympic Judo Moment.

DRQ, Drinking Right Quotes

Meet exotic people, kill them. Steve.

It's a Ray of sunshine. Dean.

I'm too old and I don't remember any more. Fred.

Helps me pluck them. Nick.

All up and down the legs. S.U.

I'm spurting now. Steve

She had no teeth. Nick.

I like noise. Steve

I don't do dishes. Cindy

He's the racist. Fred

Cheap gratuitous sex sells. Steve

Republicans are supposed to carry Blackberries. Bill

You are just bitter. S.U.

They puke & lap it up. Jimi

Strictly economics & chicks. S.U.

Yahoo blows. S.U.

Long Night Thanks to Dark Knight

No, I'm not complaining about the length of the awesome new Batman film Dark Knight, as the title of this post might imply. I loved the movie, the action, the acting, and the message.

I took my 14 year old daughter and 10 year old son to see it last night--Dad was out of town and is soooo not into comic book movies like I am. But I am questioning the PG-13 rating of the film. For those 3 or 4 people left out there who haven't seen it, you may question: Was it too bloody? No. Were there gratuitous sex scenes? No, thank God--my son balks if you can see the outline of a woman's "shapeliness" in commercials--I'm sure that's all for my benefit, though. He wants to convince me he's "grossed out" by scantily clad women. (That tactic doesn't work for his dad, and it ain't believable about him, either...)

The subject matter was deep, dark, and disturbing--yet inspiring all at the same time. But looking around the audience at several moments in the film, I felt like I should take home the Worst Mom in the World award.

Heath Ledger's Joker was amazingly creepy, greasy, and funny in a macabre sort of way. My son, who's 10 remember, didn't find the name suitable, though. He found nothing funny about a maniacal, slinking guy with cracked face paint and dirty hair. In fact, after the movie he said, "That Joker's no joke, man." My first indication that by 11pm he'd be on the floor in a sleeping bag next to our bed.

Of course, what happens to the heroic district attorney doesn't help. I won't spoil it for that 3 or 4 of you who live under rocks, but suffice it to say it's the stuff 10 year old's nightmares are founded upon.

Interestingly, the "Long Night courtesy of Dark Knight" had a good side to it. My 14 year old daughter actually made a profound connection about the film's message and today's world conflicts by saying, "If only people would've understood Saddam Hussein like they see the Joker. Then George W Bush wouldn't have to be hated like Batman did."

Explaining to my kids on the way home about how real heroes are people who stand up and confront evil when it's unpopular, and as a result are hated for doing so by the very people who gain from the outcome is complicated. Reminding them that in the film, "talking" to the Joker and looking for bribes to buy off his hatred wouldn't work.

Walking out in the parking lot, we saw a Subaru papered over in bumperstickers--one of which was the classic "War is Never the Answer".

To which my 10 year old chimed in and said, "Boy, that person doesn't get it."

And then, coining the best line from the movie said, "Some men just wanna see the world burn."


August 12, 2008

Best soundfile ever.

Go ahead, click it.

Hey Barack, its been done...

Obama Changes Hand Signal

Barack Obama today changed his official campaign hand signal, ending a debate that has raged for weeks among senior Team Obama members. The current hand signal, both hands forming the letter "O", will be replaced by a gesture requiring a single hand. The new Obama salute is to make the letter L out of thumb and first finger on the forehead.

"The L stands for Liberal," said a spokesman for Obama. "Liberal isn't a dirty word any longer. Barack said that he saw the gesture made by some students at a college visit to the Campus Democrats, and he liked it so much he's decided to incorporate it. Because we don't just have the courage to change, we have the courage to use a good idea that's already out there."

The old symbol had also come under fire recently for being discriminatory against people who only had one hand. John Hook, a spokesman for the non-profit group Helping Hand, said he was glad to see the old symbol jettisoned. "How are one-handed Americans who support Obama supposed to make the salute to the captain if they have a hook for a hand? They can't, and that's wrong. So I'm glad that it's been sent to Davey Jones' locker where it belongs. If I could just catch those Lost Boys everything would be ship-shape."

The move also ended what had become deafening mockery of the symbol, not only from right-wing pundits but from other celebrated iconoclasts who used heavy symbology in their work.

"I never liked it as a symbol," said Don Diego de la Vega. "It has no flair, no zip. How can you use a simple O to cut off a woman's bodice and reveal her heaving bosoms? You can't. The letter O is in the middle of the alphabet for a reason: it is boring. Now, a scarlet pimpernel, or a gigantic paean to a crippled firefighter brother; those are sheer genius!"

Return of the King

Here is my triumphant return from vacation, and not coincidentally the last in the series. Hope you all enjoyed it, and I appreciate those of you who were willing to wade through it. Who knows where the Plebian family will be off to next?


Main Entry: my·o·pia
2 : a lack of foresight or discernment : a narrow view of something

Uses of oil:

Motor Oil
Bearing Grease
Floor Wax
Ballpoint Pens
Football Cleats
Bicycle Tires
Sports Car Bodies
Nail Polish
Fishing lures
Golf Bags
Tool Boxes
Shoe Polish
Motorcycle Helmet
Petroleum Jelly
Transparent Tape
CD Player
Faucet Washers
Food Preservatives
Vitamin Capsules
Panty Hose
Life Jackets
Rubbing Alcohol
TV Cabinets
Shag Rugs
Electrician's Tape
Tool Racks
Car Battery Cases
Insect Repellent
Oil Filters
Hair Coloring
Toilet Seats
Fishing Rods
Denture Adhesive
Ice Cube Trays
Synthetic Rubber
Plastic Wood
Electric Blankets
Tennis Rackets
Rubber Cement
Fishing Boots
Nylon Rope
Trash Bags
House Paint
Water Pipes
Hand Lotion
Roller Skates
Surf Boards
Paint Rollers
Shower Curtains
Guitar Strings
Safety Glasses
Football Helmets
Ice Chests
Paint Brushes
Sun Glasses
Heart Valves
Artificial Turf
Artificial limbs
Model Cars
Folding Doors
Hair Curlers
Cold cream
Movie film
Soft Contact lenses
Drinking Cups
Fan Belts
Car Enamel
Shaving Cream
Golf Balls

Huh, gasoline at the bottom.
Still think we can inflate our way out of foreign oil dependency?

Guess who is publishig a book in October?


August 11, 2008

MRQ, for 61 minutes it is still Monday.

Philadelphia fans would boo Christ on Good Friday for dropping the cross. Grumps.

What’s on the inside scares the bejabbers out of me! Kate.

expect a lot more guys to show up at the bank wearing Speedos. Chris.

John Edwards accepted a 'Father of the year' award in 2007: ALa

Did you ever notice that swimmers’ nipples are unusually dark. Wendy.

I may be a dork, but I have my pride. Plebian.

What's your favorite food on a stick? Fred

you just finished your last can of spam SER.

I guess I’m a racist. Silent E.

I wrote this post because it was the only way to legitimately use “booger” and “bitch” in the same blog. Aaron.

I'm a Cheap Shyster Liar TAB.

Give Aaron a chance. Jimi.

Chocolate Salty Balls Nick.


I love fervent, over-the-top nationalism. Sean.

I hope Victoria's Secret never comes out with something like this... Nick.

nothing a good vacuum and a can of air can't fix Pete.

playing Go Fish Dan.

looking for some booze. Amy.

Russia invaded Georgia? Can Alabama be next? Dr Blogstein.

I am over Starbucks. IJustine.

John Edwards has ruined self-declared narcissism for the rest of us. fimoculous

OMG, must have ewok! Felicia.

cranky + ice cream = better Mickipedia.

Caption this moment from a former Olympian

Caption this Olympic moment.

Obama on the Russia/Georgia conflict.

I strongly condemn the outbreak of violence in Georgia, and urge an immediate end to armed conflict. Now is the time for Georgia and Russia to show restraint, and to avoid an escalation to full scale war. Georgia’s territorial integrity must be respected. All sides should enter into direct talks on behalf of stability in Georgia, and the United States, the United Nations Security Council, and the international community should fully support a peaceful resolution to this crisis.

Ooooooo strongly condemning.

Obama foriegn policy, "Can't we all just get along?"

Georgia appeals for help over Russian "invasion"

TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia called for international intervention on Monday and pulled its battered forces back to the capital, as Russian troops pushed deep into its territory, ignoring Western pleas to halt.

"The Georgian army is retreating to defend the capital. The Government is urgently seeking international intervention to prevent the fall of Georgia," a Georgian statement said.

We have to help

The end is near!

It had to happen eventually: the next-to-last day of my vacation. It was sadly as full of pitfalls as all the others.

Brewer Brooms

Drinking Right Alert

Tomorrow evening, Papa's yadda yadda.

You know you want to read it.

My weekly column is up at Fox Politics.

Go give it a read.

August 10, 2008

Musings from the fair.

Rusty Nut Enterprises, there is a MRQ in there somewhere.

Deep fried smores on a stick, now that is some serious State Fair Food.

$15 for doggie wine?

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Kettle Korn.


Lots of blinkie lights means lots of hand writing analysis power.

Are these rubber band shooters banned in DC & Chicago?

My name on a grain of rice? For the man who has everyting I guess.

The Quick Chopper 2000... If I am buying a Quick Chopper, I want the 2008 version.

We met this proud fella on the way out. He wasn't all that impressed with the whole fair thing.

Caption this Olympic moment.


Al Franken campaign event pulls one participant.

Someone got paid off...

Edwards' ex-mistress nixes paternity test