June 26, 2009

Hey Senator John Lehman!

I see you on the news making the argument that Wisconsin should have mandatory auto insurance because 48 other states also have it.

I await your announcement that you will be sponsoring concealed carry legislation on the same grounds.

We Now Have A Total Gangster Government

Boehner: America Has the Right to Know the Consequences of Speaker Pelosi's Nat'l Energy Tax

Governor Sanford should resign.

No, he should not resign because he had an affair, that is between he and Mrs. Sanford. President Clinton set that standard, he lied straight to the people, was impeached and still kept his office.

Governor Sanford promised to represent the people of South Carolina. When you are Governor, you do not get to drop off the face of the Earth for four days. He failed in that promise and should step aside.

Why he vanished does not matter, how he vanished does. You can take time off, but you need to be able to be contacted in case of emergency.

Governor Sanford should do the honorable thing and step down.

No Drivers' Licenses for Illegals...Yet

With the elimination of the hair-brained idea of giving drivers' licenses to illegal aliens, we now get to see what this program would have required:

Eliminate a provision of Joint Finance that would require DOT to issue a driver card for applicants who are unable to provide proof of legal presence in the United States.

Delete 23.1 SEG positions annually.

TWENTY THREE positions would have been created to run this program. Probably a few would have been hired just to monitor the long lines at all the DMV Service Centers....

Don't you love how they changed the wording to "Driver Card" instead of Driver's License? Guess Wisconsinites didn't fall for that one. It's gone. (For now--they'll be back.)

Of course, we couldn't possibly afford to give FREE state photo I.D.'s to people who supposedly don't have one in order to verify their citizenship to VOTE in our elections.
Oh, no. That would have been faaar too expensive.

And Another "Do As I Say" Moment...

Those of you that haven't had the pleasure of peeking behind the scenes of our state agencies like DNR, Health and Family Services, etc...need to know how some of the most far-reaching policies come down on our heads.

The most crushing/controversial rules that businesses have to follow in our state are--most times--done through the "rule making process" of our state agencies. Without bogging everyone down with some really boring procedure talk, suffice it to say that many of these great ideas (sarcasm) come from deep inside the agencies and tend to be reflections of that agency's culture.

For example, people who go to work for the DNR's land, waste, and water bureaus tend to be anti-development, anti-transportation, and pro-garter snakes, karner blue butterflies, etc...This is in their nature; their make-up and DNA. So, since they're unelected bureaucrats who have only their cubicle walls to bounce ideas off of, they tend to come up with some pretty outrageous stuff that those of us in the real world have to contend with.

I could go on and on with examples of some of the most ridiculous stuff I've seen come down the pike, (no pun intended), but for the purposes of this post, I am going to pull out a quote from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau's summary report on the outcome of the "budget negotiations" that legislative democrats had with each other. (Note: I said with "each other." There were no republican ideas or motions accepted AT ALL during the Conference Committee process. No surprise there.)

When an agency sees an urgent need--example would be Chronic Wasting Disease management plans--they're allowed to implement an Emergency Rule. Understandable, since these ideas get an urgent run through the Joint Committee to Review Administrative Rules (affectionately known as JCRAR) without much public notice or scrutiny. The process is there to address emergencies ONLY.

Well, sometimes agencies try to use this process as an end-around the legislative process to implement Rules, which end up having the same affect as Laws. (Those of you who have piers in lakes or culverts at the end of your driveways have probaby experienced these Rules.)

O'k, I went waaay wordier than I intended, but here's some language that was inserted into this BudgetPig that should scare everyone--regarding one of our agencies, the Department of Commerce: "it may promulgate the initial rules as emergency rules without the finding of emergency."

Why should this scare you? When (not if, I said WHEN) they give this authority to the DNR there will be more of a whooshing sound as businesses run for the borders.

It's always the fine print in these things that have the heaviest hit.

Just another example of the democrats game plan: Change the Rules to Fit the Players.

Shout it with me, now: HYPOCRISY, THY NAME IS DEMOCRAT.

How Conveeeeeenient....

Hello, my name is Cathy and I'm a Political Junkie.

Wouldn't I need to be to actually sit down and plow through 134 pages of a Legislative Fiscal Bureau report that summarizes changes made in the Joint Finance Committee's Budget by the Senate and Assembly? (When I'm not getting paid to do so anymore, mind you.)

It didn't take me long to come across this little line:

Assembly/Senate/Conference Committee: Specify that the current law requirements that revenues exceed expenditures in each fiscal year would not apply in 2010-11.

Sure, I added the italics. For emphasis. Because it's important that we emphasize the fiscal IRRESPONSIBILITY on the part of the Democrats in the Drivers' Seat. This provision allows the democrats to spend more than they take in. Without even having to pretend that they're not doing so.

And I'm just gettin' started. All together now: "Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Democrat."

More Movie Quotes.

Welcome to the Mr. Pelican Pants version of movie quotes.

Mr. Pelican Pants was kind enough to pluck these 10 quotes out his dusty memory or some obscure data base.

How many of these can you name without googling?

1. How was the coffee cake? Uhh…store bought. F*** her.

2. Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?

3. Okay…but, I could burn down the building.

4. I shall serve no fries before their time.

5. I don’t know if that shake’s worth five dollars but it’s pretty damn good.

6. I can knock a hundred dollars off that Trucoat.

7. Crazy is on the bus.

8. Your mom went to college!

9. Madness is like gravity – all you need...is a little push.

10. And like that... he's gone.

I cant wait to see...

How the Gorebal walming lemmings are going to tax this.
And this.
And don't for get this - gotta love Java.

You people are just so out of touch.
So when you tax US businesses into oblivion with all the "green" policies, whats to stop them from going to Ghana, Mexico or China (good thing they don't have the pesky Kyoto accords to worry about)?

This plan seemed to work well in Spain though, huh?

The best example of the left's hypocrisy is that they will "allow" an oil-rich country like Iran to develop their nuclear program for energy purposes, but seem to have a HUGE problem with the oil-rich home country developing nuclear power.
I guess its because we don't have a handle on nuke's like Iran does.

And we all get screwed while Ted keeps his waterfront view pristine.
Wake up, people.

June 25, 2009


AP. MADISON, Wis. -- A budget agreement reached in secret by Democratic leaders of the Wisconsin Legislature is expected to be made public on Thursday.

Democrats own this secret deal in every way. This has been the most ridiculous budget process I have ever seen.

Never has so much bad news been delivered in so few charachters.

Via MacIver Twitter...

OMG!-LFB analysis of #wibudget: $4 Bil spending hike $2.1B tax hike $2.9B borrowing $2.3B deficit & prop taxes can go up $1.5B

We are so screwed.

Obey and Waters have words.

From Fox Politics.

Confrontation Erupts Between Representatives Waters, Obey on House Floor

An altercation erupted on the House floor Thursday evening between House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey (D-Wisc.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).The incident stemmed from Rep. Obey's refusal to fund an earmark that Rep. Waters requested, sources told FOX. Waters specifically wanted federal money set aside for an institute named after her. Obey, who is skeptical of many earmarks, has long refused to fund any more "monuments to me." The institute in question was named for Waters before she requested the earmark.Upon Obey's refusal, Waters insisted Obey reward the money instead to a school that could serve as a conduit to the institute, but Obey told Waters that wasn't acceptable and "became irate," said a source.Obey tried to walk away from Waters, but she continued to browbeat the Appropriations Committee Chairman and followed him around the House floor, according to reports."She was in his face," a source said.Other media reported that the altercation evolved into a "shoving match." Those reports could not be confirmed.Ellis Brachman, a spokesman for Obey said that Waters "accosted" his boss and "made a scene."Attempts to reach Waters for comment were unsuccessful.

Since when did Obey fall out of love with Pork?

Who said it?

[And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world - our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. To those who would tear this world down - we will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security - we support you.]

***UPDATE: Yes,BO (the idiot , not the dog) on his election nite.
Maybe he "changed" his mind?


Doing the same thing and expecting different results.

Or, see Frank, Barney.

For English Press 1

Mrs. RDW and I stopped into Racine's Regency Mall late in the afternoon on Sunday to shop their men's department sale.

The lovely Mrs. RDW has had a JC Penney credit card for years. While checking out I decided I'd apply for one as well. My reasoning was strictly economic, I got an extra 10% off of our bill.

Imagine my surprise when my new JC Penney credit card came in the mail today. Upon opening the envelope I was greeted with the following:

Los Titulares de Tarjeta JCPenney reciben Ofertas Exclusivas durante todo el ano!

I understand one or two words there, I think they just asked me to go shop at Sears!

Obama may have finally found some spending he does not like.

Figures, defense.

Congratulations Leah Vukmir

Congratulations to a good friend of the blog Leah Vukmir for announcing her candidacy for the 5th District Senate seat.

This will be THE Senate race to watch folks....

If only we had someone this strong to run against John Lehman. (hint hint Robin Vos)


Guess who's running?


From Ms. Ally, who credited Mr. Colbert:
[ "Of course, Green Bay fans would love to help Favre become a Viking - by putting him on a boat and setting it on fire." ]

Just too good to pass up.

June 24, 2009

This is good...

Movie Quotes

This is the Golfing Grandpa edition. GG was kind enough to send these to me. Find your own, send them in and we'll have some fun.

Where did these come from? (No googling!)

1) "Could be worse. Could be raining."
2) "I picked the wrong day to give up drinking” (No, not Airplane)
3) "A flute without holes is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish"
4) "Wake up! Time to die!"
5) "Watch that first step; it's a doozy."
6) 'There are things about me you wouldn't understand...things you couldn't understand...things you SHOULDN'T understand...'
7) “I never dreamed that any mere physical experience could be so stimulating”
8) “But the hearts of men are easily corrupted... “
9) “Sharpness is a state of mind.”
10) “It can only be attributable to human error”

Good Luck.

Caption Wisconsin's New Construction Mascot.

Nice, North Korea is going to wipe the US off the map...

Who's feeling good about Obama in the big chair facing a saber rattling nuclear armed North Korea?

And after Kim Jon Il turns Hawaii into an ash tray then what?

For the record.

I am sick and tired of government types blaming insurance companies for the high cost of health insurance.

Health insurance costs as much as it does because of what providers charge and what government mandates.

Individual states issue mandated coverages that drive up the cost of health care. In essence the state requires health insurance policies to cover items that drive up the cost. If your state mandates things like accupressure and accupuncture your policy will cost more than states that do not require those items to be covered on health care plans.

This is just another example of government adding to the problem and then accepting zero responsibility for their part of the problem. In Jim Doyle's world using joint and several liability standards that he has pushed for since the government is at least 1% at fault, the whole problem rests on their shoulders.

June 23, 2009

Seems like common sense to me.

The longer a state is under control of the Democrat Party, the worse off the state is.

Cook Me Some Vittles

Sometimes the best laughs come from Letters to the Editor in the Racine Journal Times. This jewel is too good just to link to it....I had to reprint it. Apparently, the Beverly Hillbillies have populated Racine.
As we know all too well, the poor among us are reduced to eating squirrels and other vermin in order to survive. In view of this sad and disgraceful fact, I challenge the corporate family responsible for this situation to voluntarily renounce the property tax exemptions it has received from Gov. Doyle. Even in the best of times, billionaires should honor their obligations to local government. During an economic crisis, any other course of action on their pampered, privileged part is both unethical and immoral.
Mary Virginia Devine, 64 Racine

Wow, there's a scathing example of coveting if ever I read one. She's referring to the Johnson Wax property tax exemption for their Frank Lloyd Wright building. Wouldn't you just love to ask Ms. Devine if she refuses her mortgage interest tax credit, homestead tax credit; if she deducts her charitable contributions, etc....? I doubt she voluntarily gives more to local governments when mailing in her property taxes....

I just love when people say corporations (as if they're not people, they're some kind of caricature-non-entity made up of robotoids) shouldn't take exemptions and deductions and then complain that companies don't expand or even come to Wisconsin. Add to that the hypocrisy of taking her own deductions, and I'd bet we have a democrat on our hands.
Ayn Rand anyone?

Congratulations Racine.

Next Target: Big Soap

Congratulations Racine. You are proudly represented by Assemblyman Mason and Senator Lehman who are both cosponsors of AB 281.

What's that you ask?

AB 281 will regulate the amount of phosphorus in your cleaning materials.

Remember the story out of Washington State earlier this year? It focused on how Washington residents were crossing state lines to buy massive amounts of cleaning supplies from other states without these ridiculous restrictions. Cleaning products that actually worked.

I'm sure retailers in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota will lobby the Wisconsin legislature heavily for the passage of this idiocy, it will be great for their business!

Seriously Senator Lehman, Assemblyman Mason, with all of the serious issues we have facing our state you want to dabble with my dishwasher soap? This is your priority?

So after you raised Wisconsin taxes $3 billion you decided to take on Madge?

Wow, just wow.

First Governor Doyle says this budget does not raise taxes...

Now he says the whole process has been transparent.

The Greatest Show on Earth......

As the Obamapalooza Health Care Train (snake oil anyone?) comes roaring down the tracks, I thought it'd be appropriate to share one woman's amazing story of life-saving surgery done--right here in the good old USA. So you know ahead of time, she's from Canada.

God Bless the men and women at Mayo Clinic, by the way. I've had my own personal experience there and I echo her sentiments. We are indeed fortunate to be living in the richest country with the best health care in the world.

For today, anyway......

More movie quotes

You want more, you got more.

And what movies did these quotes come from?

  • I am a vulgar man.

  • You car’s uglier than I am.

  • I hear no all the time it’s just more like no, please, no.

  • I’m not mad, I’m actually impressed.

  • Cut the crap, give me a drink.

  • I’ll alert the media.

  • One day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets.

  • Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

  • Go ahead and search, you’ll never find it.

  • We who are about to die salute you.

The most evil cartoon charachter...

On my facebook page we're having a discussion on who is the most evil cartoon charachter.

I am of the opinion it is Sideshow Bob.

Others Suggest it must be Stewie.

Perhaps it is Snidely Whiplash.

Borris & Natasha?


June 22, 2009

Paradigms are the Basis of our Understanding, politically and otherwise

Using the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville and the Bible, Thomas Brewton ponders what underlying assumptions have made America an island of unique freedoms, and how the underlying beliefs have shifted. Fascinating stuff.

An important point he makes that some of us already thought is:
It’s important to understand that the opposing paradigm increasingly in ascendance here in the United States is also a religious paradigm. Liberal-progressivism is a socialist, statist paradigm, and socialism is a secular, materialistic religion. Because liberal-progressivism is a secular religion, there is about as much hope of reasoning with liberals as there is in converting Osama Bin Ladin to Christianity.

I also agree with him that our ONLY hope is education. Brewton writes:
We must teach the old paradigm to our children to shield them from the secular religion that will be taught to them in public schools and our colleges and universities. And we must reclaim the educational system to prevent liberal-progressives from using our schools as seminaries of socialism.

Brewton has echoes of Coulter and Levin. I like the way he goes beneath the surface to come out with a deep picture of things.

Obama's idea of reform on lobbyists....

Take the money but don't let them have the rubber chicken.

(The lobbyists probably prefer it this way.)

Guess the number...easy sU edition


***UPDATE: I could post the actual news link, but this is funnier (and it has PAB or Jimi).

MRQ more dangerous than a spork.

People are morons. Jimi.

Any argument is more persuasive when made by a hot chick. Robert.

Ass Wand. Owen.

THIS is a defaced flag! Kate.

anti-swing. Elliot.

Bend it. Steve

Bad dates. Trog

Having a field day. Kate.

I wouldn't trade our marriage for all the happiness in the world. Dad29

I wouldn't trust those young buggers with anything more dangerous than a spork Steve

Grow up and move on. Kevin.


Good girls are bad girls that never get caught. alicam

pouring jello down your pants Chris.

buy my crap Wendy

Love me. Whip me. KB

I'm anal retentive Chris from Racine

I now we could go on all night! Sarandipity

If you get an email titled "nude photos of Nancy Pelosi," don't open it. It could contain nude photos of Nancy Pelosi!! Debssweet.

Lots of smart people are stupid. Melissa

I don't suffer from insanity. alicam

If it weren't for the gutter, my mind would be homeless Jessica.

I'll never understand Wisconsin weather Chris from Racine. (Call Algore)

Positive thinking may actually bum you out. Mark.

Tired of both tyrannical hypocrites and the people who clamor to be ruled by them. Heather.

name The Iron Shiekh Interim President of Iran until they can figure this thing out. Dr. Blogstein.

I promise that my love affair with you will be kept off the front page of the newspaper. Christian.

Some are posers. Leah.

New laws.

What America really needs to do to curb illegal immigration.

***Warning NSFW, 5 uses of f-bomb starting @ 1:30***

Lefties and pro-illegal types, please try to justify.

Que BS "racist" charges in 3...2...

June 21, 2009

More movie quotes.

Just because people seemed to enjoy the last round of movie quotes we'll do it again.

Listed in no particular order for no particular reason can you guess where these quotes came from? (No Googling)

  • Now, I want those paint happy bastards caught and hung up by their buster browns!
  • I did NOT shoplift the pootie.
  • Life finds a way.
  • If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates.
  • Well, I see you managed to get your shirt off!
  • Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week! No job is too big, no fee is too big!
  • What hump?
  • Where all da white women at?
  • 10 minutes to Wapner.
  • Fine, I'll gain weight.

Obama keeping his promise on a transparent government....

You didn't believe that did you? Of course he is breaking his word.

Chad Vader Is Your Father

Happy Father's Day!