January 17, 2009
Blagojevitch is John Gotti-Lite, with John Edwards hair!! Gus.
nothing more than cheap, partisan bloggery... Roland.
These entries will compete for our 4th quarter semi final position into the MRQ of the year contest.
Our first winner in 2009...
a bang waiting to happen… Lance.
Congratulations to all.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
RACINE, Wis. — Racine Mayor Gary Becker's plans to attend Tuesday's inauguration have been canceled after he was charged in an Internet sex sting.
Becker had planned to attend a U.S. Conference of Mayors event in Washington over the weekend and then stay for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
But that was before he was arrested Tuesday night at a suburban Milwaukee shopping mall. Authorities said he went there to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old girl but actually was a state agent.
A criminal complaint filed against him Thursday included sexually explicit chats he had with the other person. He faces six felony charges and has been freed on $165,000 cash bond.
Becker's defense attorney did not return a message left Thursday seeking comment on the charges.
City Administrator Ben Hughes said canceling Becker's airline ticket and a four-night stay in an expensive D.C. hotel will cost the city hundreds of dollars. He said city officials learned this week that Becker chose the most expensive of three options _ at $550 a night _ when booking hotel accommodations.
The money for three nights will be refunded, and Midwest Airlines agreed to allow the city to use Becker's $400 ticket for another official's travel in the next 12 months, Hughes said.
The city also has removed Becker's picture that had greeted visitors to the Racine Web site.
"With everything going on I felt it was not appropriate for his picture and his welcome to remain on the Web site," said City Council President David Maack on Friday. Maack is serving as acting mayor.
Top city officials are planning to discuss Tuesday removing Becker from office if he does not resign.
January 16, 2009
I know Jim Kaplan and I can tell you, he would be the proper host and welcome visiting dignitaries to this City. (For the record I'm sure that Greg Helding and David Maack would do the same.)
Remember when the Dem's had a conniption over the Bush inagural costs?
My favorite headline was "corporate america throws party" -- referring to the Bush inaugural.
Think the headlines this time around will be "hollywood throws a party" referring to Obama's?
Will anyone say things like "do you know how many children this money would feed" or "do you know how much body armor we could buy?"
It just feels so good, doesn’t it?
The magic of words like hope and change.
I just hope all the bailouts and federal programs leave change in my pockets.....to give to my children.
Lord knows they'll be paying for it.
January 15, 2009
Please note the holes in the 3’-wide, ~985 high path that has gone years without maintenance.
Personally, I think it should be called “The Crazy Workers That Originally Built This” Walkway.
I started feeling light-headed halfway through this.
January 14, 2009
Some of my favorite quotes from the first article:
"Chances are good that it won't be a pedigree puppy that goes to Washington"
"...it will most likely be a shelter rescue dog."
"Michelle Obama stated that the family wants to adopt a rescue dog from a shelter, rather than purchase an expensive purebred with papers."
"This has brought roars of applause from animal activists..."
You still wondering how/why people voted for him?
I sure hope the change continues.....I'm getting a tingly feeling in my leg.
Who is that blocking out the camera?
Why that's our Jimmie Doyle's new "Communications Director", Carol Andrews.
More on Andrews here, http://archive.redstate.com/blogs/willal11/2008/may/18/me_sen_tom_allens_out_of_state_campaign_team_rolls_over_another_maine_media_outlet
And throw in one more for good measure....
Ahhhh Doyle can pick them can't he?
Racine Post has a nice recap, there is a news conference where we should hear more shortly.
GOP Folk weighs in.
Silent E has spoken.
Absent from every report I have seen on the issue.... (D) Absolutely zero mention of Gary Becker being a Democrat.
I guess Gary won't be making the Obama coronation with his 17 year old daughter after all.
I think he should add to the fact that non-profits are supposed to be non-partisan. ACORN is clearly partisan.
January 13, 2009
January 12, 2009
Is it just me, or does Opie Obama not seem so HOPEY/CHANGEY recently? Gus.
I will now chuckle every time I hear the term "stimulus package." Chris.
they are facing hard times. hale-bopp
Leggo my Blago! Stephen.
hey, the weather might suck in Wisconsin, but at least our taxes are high! Owen.
give us our gas back, or give us some polar bear skins to keep warm. Jones.
We'll need more scotch. Wigdy
I think you should play hard to get Chris from Racine
I'm delirious. Jimi.
the man-step was cool. Chad.
Farming under the influence. Dean.
We're running out of time before Jack, dammit! Egg.
Jimi?...no.....Hohner?.....no. Nick?.....no.... The Aging Booger.
Mormons kill Bullwinkle? Scoff.
why is the air so cold?! Nick. (I blame global warming)
there are other ways vacuum cleaners can be sexy. ;) Michael.
There’s nothing government can’t do. Burri
One of them will get what they want.