September 20, 2008

A response from the Krupp campaign.

Last night, after offering condelences of course, I sent my second inquiry to the Krupp campaign regarding a lawsuit filed against Krupp by a campaign consultant in August.

This time I got a response, I offer it without edit.

The lawsuit is garbage. We had a verbal agreement. WZW did only half the work agreed upon per a verbal agreement. Krupp had to do much of the work WZW was hired to do so that the fund raiser invitations would go out in time. Mr. Williams got half down at the beginning in good faith but failed to complete the other half of his responsibilities.

Frankly I find it hard to believe that the campaign would agree to spend any resources without a written agreement, but right here the campaign confirms it. A written agreement is designed to protect all parties involved in a transaction.

If this is the kind of judgment Marge Krupp would show as a Congressperson...

Well, I'll let you decide on that one.

September 19, 2008

AAPS Condemns "New Crusade"

A leading civil-rights organization spoke out today against "the ongoing crusade" in the United States and warned that unless corrective actions are immediately taken "the future will be bleaker than at any time in the past two hundred years."

The American Association for the Protection of Strawmen (AAPS) issued a statement today that they were very concerned about the direction of the presidential election.

"Things usually get heated around this time of year," the statement said. "But since the conventions, our offices have seen a surge in attacks on Strawmen. Since John McCain announced his VP nominee, over six thousand strawmen per day have been tortured and murdered. We are particularly concerned by reports that both campaigns have been caught abducting strawmen from their homes."

The AAPS took the unusual step of naming several leading suspects in the ongoing attacks on Strawmen. "Particularly reprehensible has been the behavior of some so-called 'Mainstream Media' figures, who have killed four or five strawmen per show over the past few weeks. We estimate that Keith Olbermann, Daily Kos, and Time magazine are responsible for at least 10% of all Strawman-related violence."

A spokeswoman for the AAPS urged Americans of all political stripes to set aside their hostility for strawmen. "It's time that we realize that strawmen are just like us, with hopes and dreams for the future, and we should allow them to realize those dreams without living for fear that someone will jerk them up and destroy them in front of a howling, frenzied crowd without any regard for logic or reason."

Face the music.

Ok you Packer fanatics there is a HUGE game this Sunday evening.

Place your Packer/Cowboy predictions here.

Packers 31
Cowboys 30

Support Corruption - Elect Democrats

H/T Owen, through Casper.

Get serious Michelle...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Obama asked voters Thursday to make their choice on the issues, not because, "I like that guy" or, "she's cute."

And if someone from the McCain camp said, don't vote for him because he's black....

September 18, 2008


Can we please stop referring to Chuck Hagel as a GOP Senator?

What matters most.

From the PJ O'Rourke department.

The stock market is doing convulsions.
We are at war.
We are in the middle of a presidential election wherer we are either going to get an old dude who's not really a conservative or a black dude who's resume is thinner than an Olsen twin.
Devestation in Texas.
Oil, oil everywhere and nary a place to drill.
$4 a gallon gasoline.

....and THIS is the lead story??!? (que PJ...)

Brian Dunbar nails one.

From Space For Commerce.

So .. wait a second.

When the WEAC went after the virtual schools in Wisconsin, it was okay because they were enforcing the law.

When the Attorney General - not some union guys but the actual dude in charge of law enforcement - goes after the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board because they are not in compliance with Federal law, and have not been for going on two election cycles now .. it's has the whiff of partisanship.

I do not understand why the local Democrats are opposed to keeping the ballot lists in good order. If you think the worse of your Loyal Opposition - and people Left and Right certainly do - then wouldn't you want to do what you can to do away with voter fraud?

ACORN Problems.

You can add New Mexico the the list.

Why is this group of fraud merchants allowed anywhere?

What's missing from this story?

KVOA Tucson.

TUCSON, AZ - The son of a U.S. Congressman from was arrested in Willcox Sunday, charged with human smuggling. According to court documents John F. Boyd son of Florida Congressman Allen Boyd, attempted to drive through a Border Patrol checkpoint in Willcox on Sunday with five illegal immigrants, including a 6-year-old girl.

In a statement sent Tuesday, Congressman Allen Boyd said, "On September 14, 2008, my 30-year-old son, John Boyd, was arrested in Arizona, and at a preliminary hearing yesterday, he was charged with alien smuggling."

"This is a family matter that my family and I will be dealing with privately. John is a grown man and must face the consequences for his actions, but he has the love and support of his family," says the elder Boyd.

A criminal complaint states, "At the primary inspection area, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the possible presence of illegal aliens in the bed of the truck. A primary inspection agent approached the truck and saw an individual hiding under a piece of plywood in the bed of the truck."

According to court documents the illegal immigrants said they were to pay Boyd $3,000 each to be smuggled into the United States and transported to their final destination.

Court documents also state that the vehicle contained, "two plastic bags that contained several rocks of crystal methamphetamine, four unopened syringes, a spoon with white residue and burn marks on the bottom, and three knives. A further search of the vehicle revealed a Beretta 22LR pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition and a spare magazine loaded with eight rounds of ammunition in a suitcase in the bed of the truck."

Boyd is expected in federal court on Wednesday.

First a sham of an off-shore drilling bill that would just about guarantee no off-shore drilling...

Now, little Speaker don't blame us is ready to hang it up for the year.

Nancy Pelosi is the worst Speaker of the House of my lifetime.

September 17, 2008

This is Jeopardy!....1999

Kinda makes you think of how history will look at this period of time, huh?

September 16, 2008

First The Journal Times, now the Journal Sentinel.

Hey, earlier this week the Racine Journal Times got an editorial right, now the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is following suit. Rangel needs to go.

Editorial: Details, details, details

If he can’t mind his own affairs, why should Rangel be trusted as chairman of the tax-writing committee?From the Journal Sentinel

Posted: Sept. 16, 2008

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) should step down or be removed as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

Rangel has displayed, at the very least, glaring ineptitude in the conduct of his own affairs, financial and otherwise. At most, he may have displayed a glaring ignorance regarding the kind of attention to ethics that voters clearly had hoped would occur when they gave majority control of the House to Democrats in 2006.

Democrats reportedly are fearful of setting precedent, of removing sitting chairmen before ethics investigations are complete or before they’ve been criminally charged. Others are concerned about Republicans using this as a campaign issue. The problem: Even if Rangel is cleared of any technical wrongdoing (which would surprise us), there’s still the matter of what we already know. And the campaign damage is already done, whether he stays on as chairman or not.

Rangel owes the Internal Revenue Service $5,000 for failure to report income from a beachfront villa he owns in the Dominican Republic. He said there was a language barrier. OK, he should have hired a Spanish-speaking accountant. He also will owe another $5,000 to New York City.
He faces ethics probes for rent-controlled apartments that he got in a bargain with a real estate developer. He also is accused of writing letters on congressional stationery that asked for contributions to a center that bears his name.

Rangel is chairman of a committee responsible for writing tax legislation, a job that demands attention to detail. If Rangel retains any credibility on that score, it is hanging by the slimmest of threads. Even absent committee findings, that’s why he should step down from the chairmanship. And if he doesn’t, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should remove him.

And by the way, we’re not talking about a temporary removal pending ethics committee action.

It’s time.

Being a Democrat....

Is to never accept any responsibility about anything.

Tell me Nancy who was it that wanted mortgage requirements loosened up so more people could enter the housing market? And when those mortgages went into default? Oh yeah, predatory lenders.... And when those foreclosures pushed the market down?

Grown ups admit it when they screw up, children point the finger of blame at someone else.

Duh, follow the money.

"Scientists" using global warming as an excuse to get funding. Color me not at all surprised.

Excerpt: Israel will have to continue to use oil and coal for the vast majority of its energy needs, according to a recent survey of Israeli scientists and other experts commissioned by the Environmental Protection Ministry. The survey also found that there is no way of predicting climate changes in as small a land mass as Israel, and cast doubt on whether there is evidence of such changes in the country. […] Many local climate experts also accused some researchers of using the increasingly popular issue to increase their chances of getting their studies funded. "There's no doubt that the slogan of climate change has been adopted by researchers from various disciplines to get research budgets because it is attractive to funding bodies in Israel and around the world," said Nurit Kliot, a member of the research team that conducted the survey and a professor in the University of Haifa's department of natural resources management. ‘

Wanna know HOW Bizarro?

Thanks to Wake UP America!, we have this jem:

Watch and comment, lemmings.

Bizzaro World.

So, Barack Obama admitted today that the story out yesterday was true about him asking Iraq to maintain status quo until after the election.

Obama is illegally conducting foriegn policy and what is the press and the left concerned about?

A tanning bed that Sarah Palin purchased with her OWN money.

These people are in need of serious mental help. Gianna ad

Remember that train crash on Friday?

Maybe the engineer should not have been sending text messages....

This is tolerance?

This is diversity? This is the left, completely deranged.

Employee Free Choice Act is no such thing

Hey, the Journal Times finally got one right.

By Journal Times Editorial Board

Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:37 PM CDT

Putting lipstick on a pig.

Those are politically charged words in the presidential race these days, but they are apt ones to describe one of the great misnomers on a piece of legislation that stands to disrupt the nation’s business-labor balance and tilt it fully toward unions.

It’s called the “Employee Free Choice Act,” but it is no such thing. What the act would effectively do is deprive workers of the right to decide by secret ballot whether they want to join a union or not.

It would instead replace that vote with a card check system that would be binding if union organizers get more than 50 percent of workers to sign them. And, under the law, once a union is authorized through a card-check campaign, it would require binding arbitration to set the terms of the first two years of a contract if the business and the union do not reach agreement through collective bargaining within 90 days.

The act would effectively end the long practice of having elections under the watch of the federal government’s National Labor Relations Board to determine whether a workplace is unionized or not. It would, at its heart, deprive businesses across the country from giving their side of the story on the implications of a unionized workplace. When they have that opportunity, businesses usually prevail in keeping their workplace union-free about 40 percent of the time.

Instead of a democratic process with a secret ballot, a worker would have to stand up to union organizers and workplace friends if they want to decline to sign a pro-union check card. It would give rise to an unprecedented level of workplace coercion.

There is reason behind the push of organized labor for the Employee Free Choice Act, of course. Unions are in decline. From their hey-day in the 1950s when unions represented about one in every three workers, they now represent 12.1 percent of the entire workforce and less than 7.5 percent of workers in the private sector. The number of representation elections held last year was down again, continuing a 10-year decline.

National labor unions have organized a major push — some call it a last gasp — to try to reverse those trends and the EFCA is at the heart of it.

EFCA passed the House on a vote of 241 to 185 in March, 2007, but it failed to overcome a Republican filibuster in the Senate and President Bush had vowed to veto it.

But with the fall elections, that landscape could change.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is one of the Senate sponsors of EFCA, while GOP presidential candidate John McCain opposes it. As November nears this could well become a major issue in the presidential race. An Obama win coupled with the loss of a handful of GOP Senate seats could put EFCA over the top.

We agree with former Democratic presidential candidate and long-time labor supporter George McGovern who opposes EFCA and last month warned that it is a “disturbing and undemocratic overreach not in the interest of either management or labor.”

McGovern, in a commentary published in the Wall Street Journal, praised the good done by unions, but warned Democrats, “we cannot be a party that strips working class Americans of the right to a secret-ballot election. We are the party that has always defended the rights of the working class. To fail to ensure the right to vote free of intimidation and coercion from all sides would be a betrayal of what we have always championed.”

There is not enough lipstick to pretty up this ill-considered piece of legislation.

Sorry Mr. McGovern, your party is a bought and paid for subsidiary of Big Labor. They lost the ability to fight for the little guy years ago. All today's Democrats are interested in is doing the will of Big Labor and cashing all those lovely checks from their union bosses.

Congratulations to the Journal Times editorial board for finally getting one right.

September 15, 2008

MRQ Catch Up

Congratulations to our MRQ of the week winners.

I hear the zombie vote will be huge in November. Jib.

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

It takes a village to have an idiot. Nikol.

Dude, I'd like to help, but I'm drunk. Jones.

More polls later.

MRQ brie and chablis.

you don't need a special day to remember either. Nick.

I wonder if the two of them talked about the importance of either inflating tires or slashing tires. MPP.

Doesn't Congress offer a dental plan? Samwise.

Should Barrack Obama focus his efforts on battleground states or should he continue with the 57 state strategy? Denis.

Can't we all have a good cry? Dad29.
I hope they brought their own brie and chablis with them Fred Thompson via Dad29.

The Bill Clinton Doctrine...suck it! SU.

Kind of tacky Kate.

Please adopt Pinky! Beejay.

this post won't be here long. Lance. (But it will be here forever.)

Increasing desperation ahead. Dean.

it’s not Turkey Day. Egg.

Where's the status on Cedar Rapids and the rest of Iowa??? Jones.

What a difference a minute can make. Jimi.

Disturbing? Funny? Unbelievable? All of the above? Brad,

Toast. Gone. Fired. Nixed. Fuzz.

go back to being a faux lesbian and stop commenting on politics. The Chad.


I love power tools. Aubs.

Well not dead, just gone Pete.

MRQ Quote of the Week!! Wigdy.

Ned Yost down!! Double D.

Remember, all campaigns want just 2 things from you: your vote & your money! Michael.

for fear that more porn discussions would ensue. Nick.

a giant cupcake with lots of frosting. Amy.


Your values + your power = your action Emily.

When will Barack Obama apologize for making fun of McCain's disabilities? Matt.

Is the Palin burger moose or bison? Mindy. (donkey actually)

Was Muhammad a community organizer, too? Josh.

The Untold Story of the Hadron Collider

CERN, Switzerland: A group of physicists decided to play God last week and almost doomed humanity in the process. Thankfully, a latter-day Hercules was on site to prevent the experiment from going out of control and news reports are that, for the moment, the world is safe.

As the pencil-necked geeks looked on in horror, a cascade of reactions led to the creation of thirty black holes, each more ravenous than the last. They quickly forced their way through the isolation chamber and menaced not only the scientists but the stability of the Earth itself.

Because all present were physicists, and even worse European, they were unable to do anything except beg for their lives and offer anti-American rhetoric in a desperate attempt to placate the subatomic threat.

Fortunately for humanity, Chuck Norris and his family were vacationing in Switzerland last week as well, as Mr. Norris had anticipated that there might be a problem when the scientists opened the Pandora's box of particle collision. Norris acted quickly, penetrating deep within the fortress-like installation, and after a series of throat kicks and crotch punches the black holes were dissipated into their component particles.

Early reports indicated that Norris was slightly injured when scratched by a pencil from a swooning scientist, but later it was revealed that when Chuck Norris wants to sharpen a pencil he just rubs it against his diamond-like skin.

Fill in the blank.

Ned Yost_________________________________.

So let me get this straight...

ACORN (caught for filing fraudulent voter registrations about 2 trillion times) is having a 20% failure rate on applications.

The AG asks the Government "Accountability" Board (appointed by Jim Doyle) nicely to do their job and comply with Federal law in cross chrecking new voter registration forms from outside groups like ACORN. (whom Barack (censored) Obama was a Community Organizer for)

The same Government "Accountability" Board ignores the law and ignores the AG's request.

The AG files suit against the Government "Accountability" Board in an attempt to get them to follow the law.

Leftoids around the state go crazy calling the AG "partisan" for asking the Government "Accountability" Board to follow the law.

Doyle hires his own attorney (A highly partisn Doyle and Obama backer) at the request of the Government "Accountability" Board to fight the attempt of the AG to get the Government "Accountability" Board to follow the law.

The Journal Sentinel follows their usual pattern and inflates numbers beyond belief trying to scare the electorate.

ACORN comes under scruitiny in Michigan and Ohio for the same stuff as always.

Meanwhile democrats in Wisconsin will try and steal another election by ignoring the laws we have on the books. They will also attempt to thwart every attempt to add any amount of actual accountability into the process.

My standard has always been every legal vote cast and counted once. That should be everyone's standard.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari claims Obama is playing politics with troop withdrawls.

New York Post.

WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.

Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion."

"However, as an Iraqi, I prefer to have a security agreement that regulates the activities of foreign troops, rather than keeping the matter open." Zebari says.

Though Obama claims the US presence is "illegal," he suddenly remembered that Americans troops were in Iraq within the legal framework of a UN mandate. His advice was that, rather than reach an accord with the "weakened Bush administration," Iraq should seek an extension of the UN mandate.

Read the rest.