January 30, 2009

Backbone of Steele!


What a relief!

Just got the report that Michael Steele has been voted the new chairman of the Republican National Committee. Hats off to our own state chairman, Reince Priebus, for getting behind Steele early and enthusiastically. No questioning Priebus' conservative values and plan for a New GOP here in Wisconsin.

For all of you not drunk on GOP politics, Steele is a Conservative's Conservative! He's the former Lt. Gov of Maryland, and is the first African-American to be elected head of the RNC. Someone who is unapologetic for his strong family values and conservative principles.

He was elected for his beliefs, not his color. How refreshing.

Now THAT, is real change WE can believe in!

Congratulations, Mr. Chairman!

Trunk Monkey Compilation

Hmm, I found out yesterday that everyone had not seen the Trunk Monkey.

A shame really.

Great Job Mom....

From Bice's No Quarter.

State senator sought ticket's dismissal

Posted: Jan. 29, 2009
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Read the ticket


State senators receive their share of perks and privileges.

But a broad exemption from traffic citations isn't one of them.


Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn decided Thursday to reinstate a traffic ticket against state Sen. Lena Taylor after the Milwaukee Democrat had successfully lobbied lower-ranking officials to drop it.

"Citation L172194-1 will be reissued to the Senator," Flynn said in a statement. "Those persons issued citations may pursue all the legal remedies available to them to contest the citation."
Taylor, who ran unsuccessfully for county executive last year, didn't return calls - but she issued a statement that said she'd accepted the citation and had paid it.


The twice-elected senator was pulled over during rush hour last Friday evening after two cops said they witnessed her crossing the center line and driving southbound in the northbound lane of N. 35th St. near W. State St.

Here is what Officer Seann Cleveland wrote in abbreviated fashion on the ticket:


"We both observed the listed veh cross to the left of the double solid yellow line and into the N/B lane. The veh continue driving S/B passing several vehicles so she could make a left hand turn into the drive way of 1018 N. 35th St. It should be noted this was just north of W. State St., which is a very busy intersection."

Cleveland described Taylor as "very irate" after she was stopped.


"(Taylor) stated . . . we 'shouldn't waste our energy for the stop and she can't be expected to wait for the light,' " the officer wrote. "Taylor was very argumentative and appeared her intent was to provoke an argument w/ us officers."

If you hadn't gotten the picture already, Cleveland wrote that the 42-year-old pol was "very argumentative" once again after she received the ticket for driving on the wrong side of the center line. The ticket was for $121.60 and could count four points on her license.


Taylor, a practicing attorney, had an earlier run-in with cops on the Saturday before election day in November. In that case, she was detained by officers and advised about the state electioneering laws but not charged or ticketed.

This time, it's not clear what exactly happened after she was pulled over and cited.


Asked if the lawmaker called or visited the Milwaukee Police Department, spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz directed the question to Taylor.

But sources within the department said she did contact officials at the 3rd District headquarters to complain about the citation.


Not long after, Acting Capt. Edith Hudson rescinded Taylor's ticket.

All of this happened while Flynn was busy in Washington, D.C., this week. No Quarter contacted his office Thursday about the decision to drop Taylor's ticket.


In response, Flynn declined an interview request but issued a statement late Thursday.

In it, he said he first learned of the situation when notified by Assistant Chief Gregory Habeck.

Hudson had given Habeck a report detailing her decision to let Taylor off the hook.


The assistant chief reviewed the report and concluded that Hudson's action "did not appear to be consistent with department policy," the statement said. After reading her report and department policy, the statement continued, "the Chief concurred with Assistant Chief Habeck's assessment."

Flynn did not say specifically how Hudson erred. Her report was not made available.

What is clear is that the acting captain won't be taken to the woodshed.

"No discipline is contemplated against Acting Captain Hudson," Flynn wrote. "It was she who brought the matter to our attention in the first place.


"She has been counseled regarding the appropriate application of the general order, which will be reissued to all Milwaukee Police personnel."



When will Taylor's constituents hold her responsible? Answer, never...

January 29, 2009

Imagine Spot 1

NBC Banned this from the Super Bowl.

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/01/nbc-nixes-pro-life-ad-for-super-bowl.html

Technology Old & New.

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Red State Update: Obama's Stimulus Package

News from Madison on the Racine Mayors race.

A meeting was held in Madison yesterday with John Lehman, Cory Mason and Bob Turner to figure out who would run for Mayor in Racine.

Everyone is getting behind Turner.

He has big labor support and the Democratic party behind him. (Funny how this is a non-partisan job when convenient and we have partisan support lining up).

Turner WOULD KEEP BOTH JOBS. Part-time legislator, part-time Mayor. That would give him a salary of about $120,000.

I could not disagree with this more, what happens when the City needs and the State needs are different?

One job or the other Bob, not both.

January 28, 2009

A new tidbit for the Racine Mayoral rumor mill.

I heard today from a very credible source that former Racine Mayor, Jim Smith, is considering running again.

I don't know that he has made a decision but he is considering throwing his hat in the ring.

Stimulus Flowchart


Does anyone actually know what is in the stimulus bill?

I thought you might want to know.

Agriculture: $26.863 billion
$19.99 billion in mandatory spending for the Food Stamp program.
$5.13 billion for rural grant and loan programs, including programs to support broadband deployment, the Rural Business Cooperative Service, housing insurance, water and waste programs, and community facilities.
$726 million for the after-school snack program.
$253 million for the Department’s building and facility repairs.
$345 million for information technology improvements.
$400 million for watershed flood prevention and rehabilitation.
$23 million for the Department of Agriculture’s Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

Commerce, Justice, Science: $14.191 billion
$6.575 billion for the Department of Commerce, including
$3.175 billion for broadband mapping and for the deployment of wireless and broadband technology to unserved areas,
$ 1 billion for unspecified activities related to the 2010 Decennial Census,
$650 million for additional Digital TV transition coupons,
$1 billion for NOAA climate satellite and habitat restoration programs,
$500 million for NIST research, construction and manufacturing support pÍograms, and
$250 million for economic development assistance grants.
$4.00 billion for the Department of Justice for grant assistance to State and local law enforcement, including
$3 billion for the Byrne/JAG formula grant programand
$l billion for COPS Hiring grants.
$600 million for NASA, including
$400 million for Science to accelerate the highest priority Earth Science missions,
$150 million for aeronautics research and
$50 million for hurricane-related construction projects at NASA centers.
$3 billion for the National Science Foundation, including
$2 billion for research grants,
$300 million for research instrumentation grants,
$200 million for academic research facilities renovation grants,
$400 million for major research equipment and facilities projects,
$100 million for science education programs.
$ 16 million for the Inspectors General of the Department of Commerce, Justice, NASA, and the National Science Foundation to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

Defense: $4.865 billion
$4.5 billion for sustainment, maintenance, and repair of Department of Defense facilities.
$350 million for research, development, test and evaluation, including pilot projects, for improvements in energy generation, transmission, regulation, storage, and use on military installations.
$15 million for the Department of Defense’s Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

(notice how small defense is?)

Energy and Water: $48.915 billion
$5 billion for water projects, including
$4.5 billion for the Army Corps ofEngineers for repairs and upgrades to levees and dams and $500 million for the Bureau of Reclamation for drinking water supply, water reuse, and water recycling projects.

537.4 billion for energy projects, including the following:
1. $2 billion for research related to renewable energy and energy effrciency,
2. $500 million for an industrial waste energy recovery incentive program,
3. $ 1.5 billion for grants to institutions to identify, design, and implement sustainable energy proj ects,
4. $6.2 billion through the’WeatherizationAssistance Program to assist low income families in reducing energy costs,
5. $3.5 billion for Energy Effrciency and Conservation Block Grants to states, local governments, and Indian tribes to reduce fossil fuel emissions,
6. $3.4 billion for the State Energy Program to provide grants to state energy offrces,
7. $200 million for Transportation Electrification Program to move the transportation sector toward clean energy sources,
8. $300 million to provide rebates to residential customers for the purchase of energy efficient appliances,
9. $400 million for a pilot programthat will allow state and local governments to acquire alternative fueled vehicles,
10. $2 billion for facilities to support the manufacturing of advanced vehicle batteries,
11. $4.5 billion to support research and development, pilot projects, and federal matching funds for the Smart Grid Investment Program to modernize the country’s electric grid,
12. $8 billion for a new loan guarantee program for renewable energy and electric power transmission systems,
13.52.4 billion for carbon capture and sequestration demonstration projects,
14. 52 billion for capital improvements at Department of Energy labs and facilities, and for advanced research projects, and
15. $500 million for to accelerate ongoing nuclear waste cleanup.
$6.5 billion in additional borrowing authority for the Western Area Power Administration and the Bonneville Power Administration.
$15 million for the Department of Energy’s Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs, but no new funds are provided to conduct audits and investigations of the Corps of Engineers’ projects.

Financial Services: $8.755 billion
$430 million for subsidy and administrative costs of small business loans.
$600 million to replace a portion of the Federal vehicle fleet with alternative fuel vehicles.
$7.7 billion for construction and repairs of Federal buildings, with
$6 billion dedicated to projects focused on energy-efficiency and conservation and
$1 billion for ports of entry.
$25 million for the Inspectors General of the Small Business Administration and the General Services Administration to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

Homeland Security: $1.102 billion
$100 million for non-intrusive Customs and Border Protection inspection equipment,
$150 million for construction at land ports of entry.
$500 million for Explosive Detection System installation and procurement and Airport Checkpoint Technolo gies.
$150 million for the Coast Guard for alteration of bridges.
$200 million for Emergency Food and Shelter. (FY08 - $153 million)
$2 million for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General to conduct audits and oversight of these programs.

Interior: $15.010 billion
$8 billion for state revolving funds for clean water and drinking water.
$1 billion for clean-up of Superfund sites and leaking underground storage tanks.
$4.375 billion for construction, capital improvements, and revitalization projects of the Smithsonian Institution, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Indian Health Service.
$850 million for wildhrehazard reduction, including on Federal lands.
$300 million for grants and loans to states and local governments to reduce diesel emissions (DERA).
$200 million for repair and restoration of science facilities and scientific equipment of the US Geological Survey.
$100 million for the Brownfields program to address site assessment and cleanup.
$100 million for facility repairs and modernization of programs through the National Park Service Centennial Challenge grants.
$50 million for grants through the National Endowment for the Arts.
$35 million for the Inspectors General of the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Labor-HHS: $171.363 billion
$4 billion for worker training, including
$1.2 billion for a new program for youth summer jobs,
$50 million for Youthbuild, and
$750 million for green jobs, healthcare, and emerging industry training grants.
$120 million to employ older Americans in community service.$500 million for state employment service and reemployment grants.
$80 million to ensure infrastructure projects funded in the bill comply with worþlace safety re gulations.
$300 million to construct Job Corps facilities.
$1.5 billion for community health centers, including
$1 billion for construction and renovation of existing facilities.
$88 million to replace HRSA’s headquarters facility.
$600 million to subsidizetraining for primary care workers, including doctors, nurses and dentists.
$462 million to continue replacing CDC facilities.
$1.5 billion for university research facility construction through NIH.
$500 million for construction of NlH-owned facilities.
$ 1.5 billion for NIH research.$ I .l billion for comparative effectiveness research.
$1 billion for LIHEAP for fiscal year 2010.
$2 billion for the Child Care Development Block Grant.
$2.1 billion for Head Start and Early Head Start.
$1 billion for the Community Services Block Grant.
$100 million for the Compassion Capital Fund.
$200 million for senior citizen nutrition programs such as Meals on Wheels.
$3 billion for a new prevention and wellness fund.
$2 billion to modernize electronic health records.
$900 million for Project Bioshield.
$13 billion for formula grants to school districts.
$100 million for school construction in school districts heavily impacted by Federal or tribal lands on which they cannot collect property taxes.
$1 billion for education technology in elementary and secondary schools.
$66 million for education for homeless children and youth.
$200 million for the Teacher Incentive Fund.
$25 million for construction loans to charter schools.
$13 billion for special education state grants.
$600 million for special education programs for infants and families.
$500 million for vocational and rehabilitation state grants’
$200 million for centers for independent living.
$15.6 billion for Pell grants.
$490 million for college work-study grants.
$50 million for student aid administration.
$100 million for teacher quality grants to institutions of higher education.
$250 million for statewide education data systems.
$14 billion for construction of elementary and secondary schools.$
6 billion for construction of facilities at colleges and universities.
$200 million to pay Americorps volunteers.
$900 million to reduce the Social Security disability case backlog and construct a new computing center for the agency.
$39 billion for state and local education agencies’
$15 billion to reward schools that have made progress in meeting No Child Left Behind standards.
$25 billion for other state and local government functions (including education).
$42 million for the Inspectors General of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, as well as the Social Security Administration and the Corporation for National and Community Service, to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

Military Construction - Veterans: $7.001 billion
$6 billion for military construction projects, including base housing, child development centers, hospitals and ambulatory care centers, construction projects to support Guard and Reserve units across the country, and clean-up activities related to base closures.
$1 billion for maintenance of veterans’ medical centers and national cemeteries.
$l million for the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

State-Foreign Operations: $0.500 billion
$224 million to rehabilitate the Rio Grande Flood Control System and meet water quality and capacity requirements of the Colorado River Boundary and Capacity Preservation project.
$276 million to improve information technology, including cybersecurity enhancements.

No funds provided for the Department of State’s Inspector General to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

Transportation-HUD: $59.485billion
$30 billion for federal highway projects, including
$300 million for roads on Indian reservations,
$250 million for park roads, $20 million for on the job training,
$20 million for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise bonding,
$60 million for administration,
$29.35 billion to the

States.
$6 billion for transit capital assistance grants for vehicle acquisition and facility construction.
$300 million for intercity rail programs.
$800 million for Amtrak for capital infrastructure improvements.
$1 billion for capital investment grants for new transit projects.
$2 billion to rehabilitate existing transit systems.
$3 billion for airport improvement projects.
$5 billion for repair and construction projects in public housing units.
$2.5 billion to renovate and retrofit federally-assisted housing units to make them more energy efficient.
$l.5 billion for emergency shelter grants.
$500 million to renovate and retrofit Native American housing units.
$l billion for Community Development Block Grants.
$4.19 billion for the Neighborhood StabilizationProgram for local communities to purchase and rehabilitate vacant housing.
$1.5 billion for the HOME program to rehabilitate and construct housing, as well as fill financing gaps.
$10 million for nonprofit housing organizations to develop or rehabilitate lowincome housing.
$100 million to address lead-based paint threats in public housing.
$50 million, which will allow loan limits to be raised in subareas, if warranted.
$35 million for the Inspectors General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Transportation to conduct audits and investigations of these programs.

The Subtleties of the Main Stream Media


Here's another report to add to our long list of crimes committed by illegals right here in Racine. Although, the "illegal" part isn't stated so plainly....big surprise.

Pay special attention to the line: "He is also being held on immigration-related charges."
Of course, I guess I can understand the order of priority of offenses reported committed by this gem. After all, he did murder someone, hide the corpse in the guy's car, drove the victim's car and parked it with the corpse inside, walking away with the victim's jacket.

Then, the next logical step after a hard night's work: stopped for a "cold one" at Cliff's.

Racine is so fortunate to be a Magnet City for Illegals, aren't we? Talk about enriching our culture and community......No doubt my old friends at Voces dela Frontera will be protesting on behalf of him in some elected official's front yard soon....Yeah, this guy deserves a driver's license too! Right???

January 27, 2009

Just Vote Baby........


It is MRQ of the year time.
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MRQ Winners.

Our 4th Quarter winning semi-finalist...

"Bloviating Troglodyte" would make a great name for a blog. Lance.

Our first winner of 2009...

I will now chuckle every time I hear the term "stimulus package." Chris.

Lee Holloway has it all figured out.

From Dan Bice's Dogged.

Holloway defends D.C. trip


By Daniel Bice of the Journal Sentinel (Emphasis mine)

Jan. 27, 2009 2:38 p.m.


County Board Chairman Lee Holloway thinks he has it all figured out.

In a letter released today, he accuses County Executive Scott Walker of leaking information to No Quarter about two supervisors going to inaugural activities on the taxpayers' dime. (Would you care to prove that accusation Lee?)

Holloway said in the statement that the Republican county boss was under fire for saying he wouldn't take any federal economic stimulus money for the county. So, the board chairman speculated, Walker tipped off the newspaper to the taxpayer-funded trip by Supervisors Toni Clark and Elizabeth Coggs. (Walker didn't say that, he said he would not take money with strings attached that would add to our tax burden. But then that wouldn't fit your agenda of growing County Government would it Lee?)

Coggs and Clark have announced that they will reimburse the county the cost of the trip. (yeah, they got caught)


You know that you were behind the scenes pulling the strings that led to the news articles. Who else could it have been? (Why get proof when you can sling accusations? Ah, being a Democrat means never having to prove your crap. Maybe it was another concerned taxpayer Lee.)

You arranged for Dan Bice to get that information, knowing full well that the Supervisors' trip to Washington was a legitimate use of their individual office accounts. (Going out and paying homage to Obama in a $600 hotel is legitimate? What does this guy think is fraudulent?)

After I do all the heavy lifting - to the tune of $450 million in possible economic stimulus projects for Milwaukee County - you make an issue out of $3,800. (Tying us to additional taxes is not stimulus it is insanity)


Holloway went on to describe Walker's supposed tip as a "brilliant chess move." (I bet Holloway is more of an Old Maid guy.)

You duped the media and you know it. I bet it was a huge relief to finally put your negative coverage to rest. Nice moved, Scott. (and what do you call your accusation without any proof you overpaid wind-bag?)


Holloway ends the note, bizarrely, by signing it "Lee" with a picture of a smiley face. :)~

Walker's office said it had no comment, noting that it had yet to receive the letter.

Neither Holloway nor his staff called No Quarter before going public with his theories about the columns. (Why ask when you can assume? Besides, everyone knows when Walker wants to leak something he goes to talk radio not the newspaper.)


If you have a moment go read the Comments on this at Bice's blog, they really are something. I really have a hard time understanding how someone like Lee Holloway keeps getting elected.

Editoonial


Guess the number game:

0

1

Another day...

Another day another Democratic Mayor busted, once again the AP fails to mention the party.

Gateway Pundit asks, Can we call it a "culture of corruption" yet?

Stimulus explained.

I had to swipe this from JTI.

Subject: Important info on the Stimulus Payment

"This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new program that I will explain using the Q and A format:"

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. No, they are borrowing it from China. You children are expected to repay the Chinese.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?
A. Shut up.

Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China.

If you spend it on gasoline it will go to Hugo Chavez, the Arabs and Al Queda

If you purchase a computer it will go to Taiwan.

If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala (unless you buy organic).

If you buy a car it will go to Japan and Korea.

If you purchase prescription drugs it will go to India

If you purchase heroin it will go to the Taliban in Afghanistan

If you give it to a charitable cause, it will go to Nigeria.

And none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America.

You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales, going to a baseball game, or spend it on prostitutes, beer (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are the only businesses still in the US.

Switching to Digital TV

Relax folks you just got a 4 month extension.

Another hat in the ring.

NEWS RELEASE

January 26, 2009

JODY HARDING RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF RACINE

“Jody Harding has announced her intention to run for the position of Mayor of Racine in the April 2011 election. Comparing the city to “a fine old business-firm being destroyed by bad management,” Harding sees the most urgent problems facing Racine as increasing violence, crippling taxation, widespread unemployment and shrinking population.

“The remedies recommended by our current mayor have consisted primarily of putting more and more money into tried-and-failed programs that have little lasting impact. Our citizens, burdened with one of the largest tax bills in the state, cannot continue to pay for ineffective strategies,” Harding said.

A CPA with over thirty years in the business community, Harding believes she has a better than average grasp of the consequences of poor budgeting and deficit spending.

Harding also criticizes the present administration’s preoccupation with petty rules that diminish individual freedom. In her opinion, pointless and invasive legislation, such as the creation of UNIT inspections and ordinances governing rummage sales, seems designed to distract the public from more important issues, while bringing citizens under constantly increasing government control.

“Uncut grass and the number of rummage sale signs hardly seem the correct focus for government action at a time when individuals and businesses are leaving Racine to escape growing violence and oppressive taxation,” Harding said. “An attractive city is a fine thing, but this mayor seems obsessed with the outward appearance of our neighborhoods. While he is busy applying a coat of whitewash, the foundation is rotting.”

According to Harding, “Racine’s problems cannot be solved by more laws, more fines and more taxes. Answers can only be found within our own community. When creative people of good will work together for the benefit of their families and neighbors, solutions will arise that are not dependent on government intervention. It is the duty of the Mayor’s Office to support the community through guidance, coordination and allocation of resources.

“Ultimately,” Harding concluded, “the mayor needs to remember that s/he is called to serve, not to rule.”

Harding is a graduate of Indiana University, a CPA and a member of the Racine Taxpayers’ Association. She is not affiliated with any political party. More information can be found on her blog: www.TheWorldAccordingToJody.com

Ratings...

They let crazy people be on TV.

January 26, 2009

MRQ, enjoy it you have well earned it.

you're really not sacrificing anything for this Whopper... Joey.

She made that dress out of couch my Grandma had in her basement. Phoenix.

enjoy it you have well earned it. Marcus.

a male stripper. Jack.

conservatives are more likely to arm themselves. Owen.

even symbolism is fleeting when the suit is empty. James.

If you write a book about failure and it doesn't sell, is it a success? Tom.

No wonder I couldn't get any help from tech support today. MPP.

powder, liquid or bar? SU.

TRQ

No, I'm a stay at home mom Patrick.

Anyone else just have the urge to call the Sec. of State on 24, Colin; or it just me? Kevin.

I am technologically challenged. Chris.

spraying fruit with water Dean.

blame the big boy. Sean.

one kill, one dancing terrorist. Egg.

Yes, dear. You're right, dear. OK, dear. I'm sorry, dear . . .Jimi.

nuclear missile launches, zombies, the Second Coming, stuff like that Michael.

Third. Time. Today. Make It Stop! Nick.

Houston, We have a Conservative. Wigdy.

oppressed by the Man since 11:00 a.m. Jones.

surrounded by Obamazombies. Jones.

pushing the button. Aaron.

Obama repairs global image.


Not.

See it to believe it.

This woman is in for a rude awakening when Obama does not make her car payment.

Listen to this.

Thanks Charlie for the link.

I guess this one of the people Mikel Holt was talking about when he said blacks voted for Obama due to their belief that he would bring reparations.

Nancy Pelosi: Dumber than Soap

48% of all statistics are made up....

Those who do not learn...

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance of foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."


Cicero - 55 BC

So what have we learned in 2 millennia?

Absolutely nothing.

Congratulations America.

Your new Treasury Chief is an even bigger tax cheat than most people know.

I'm not surprised.

About that global image....

The Vatican is not impressed.