July 18, 2009

Penn Jillette discusses health care on FOX's Glenn Beck

What a Coincidence...

Strike One. That was my reaction when I read the press release from Milwaukee County's Board Chairman Extraordinaire, Lee Holloway. See, since Scott Walker's running for Governor on a platform of less government, lower taxes, etc., Holloway thought he could one-up Walker by recommending that Milwaukee County no longer needs a County Executive.

So if I were a taxpayer in Milwaukee County (and thank God I'm not) I'd be concerned about this. After all, the only thing that's kept tax increases suggested by and voted for by the Milwaukee County board is: the County Executive (Scott Walker!). Holloway's quote in his press release says that citizens are "tired of the political gridlock in this county." Huh? Pretty sure they're more exhausted from the overtime they're working to pay their property taxes.

Well, they thought they'd trap Walker into contradicting his mantra of less government and lower taxes. But they didn't. Walker put out a very good response, echoing the sentiment of eliminating overlapping layers of government.

Nice try, Dem's. You're gonna have to do better than that to snare him.

July 17, 2009

Guess the number game

587500

Movie Quotes

Too Obscure perhaps? I'll give you the answers.

1. Excuse me sweet thang...can I buy you a fish sandwich? The Ladies Man

2. Egypt again. There is nothing but pyramids and sand Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

3. Let's make like a shepard and get the flock out of here Lethal Weapon

4. Life's a garden--dig it. Joe Dirt

5. It's an 88magnum . . .it shoots through schools. Johnny Dnagerously

6. I'm going to wash my hair and puke The Big Chill

7. Would somebody PLEASE get the kid a happy meal!!! Big Daddy

8. Dude, what I see here are a series of victimless crimes. The Big Lebowsky

9. I know what ya mean, my wife got it for me for christmas Big Trouble in Little China.

10. The only true wisdom consists of knowing you know nothing. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. (Rufus of course)

A quote from 1944


Seriously???

You will never guess who has been named as the new President of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

Go ahead guess.

Answer.

We Say No To The Status Quo

Can I just share with you a recent irritant I'm experiencing? It's happening more often lately, that people are stopping to chat with me at gas stations and grocery stores, (and at the 4th of July celebration in Raymond), about their frustration with the so-called "lack of ideas" from the Republican Party.

I'm one of the first people to criticize my party when they're stagnant and ineffective. In politics, if you're not moving forward, the other side is pushing you backward.
But guys, we have got to share this information with others: Republicans have offered real meaningful reforms to our current health insurance system only to be shut out and outright lied about.

In fact, (something that's rarely talked about lately...."fact," that is...), Republicans are the ONLY ones who have introduced a bill. You know, a "bill" (think back on your Schoolhouse Rock memories...."I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill, and I'm sittin' here on Capitol Hill.....")
Well, that's what is happening to the Patients' Choice Act of 2009 introduced by our own Paul Ryan and others. It's sittin' there on Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, the spin machine, propagandists, and outright liars on the other side are painting a picture that would show our guys with their thumbs up their you-know-whats--devoid of ideas, and evil protectors of the Status Quo.

We need to be shouting from the rooftops that we want the system changed, too. We want to be a part of the discussion. Our representatives are leading on this issue--especially Paul Ryan. But make no mistake: the mainstream media and the dem spin machine will do nothing to validate that fact. The longer it stays in the dark, the easier it will be for the advocates of socialized medicine to pass their ideas--if they ever get a bill written that is!

Our guys have led on this issue! We believe in the free market and making health insurance and health care more affordable.

We do not stand in support of a broken system. Unlike the democrats who love to defend their favorite Status Quo: our failed public education system.

I guess that's one Status Quo they're fond of................

July 16, 2009

He's All Yours, Dem's!



How did Arlen Specter ever consider himself a Republican with a quote like this:

Sonia Sotomayor sped toward confirmation as the nation's first Hispanic justice Thursday, encouraged by Republican promises of a quick vote and cheered on by a Democratic senator's challenge to take on the Supreme Court's conservative wing when she arrives. "Battle out the ideas that you believe in, because I have a strong hunch that they are closer to the ones that I would like to see adopted by the court," Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, a Republican turned Democrat, told Sotomayor.


Umm, yeah, Arlen....couldn't you have encouraged her to battle out the CONSTITUTIONALITY of the issues instead of "ideas she believes in?!" If he wanted her to battle out ideas she believes in, he should have encouraged her to run for CONGRESS.

Good God.....

And of course, in true nancy-boy fashion the Repub's have vowed for a quick vote. They think somehow they'll get "points" for it. Well, they won't be getting any "points" from those of us who are against sexism and racism in our judges--or anywhere else for that matter.

Movie Quotes

How many of the movies can you pick out without Googling?

1. Just kick back and let the big dog eat.

2. I got more legs than a bucket of chicken.

3. Look out boys and girls, it's Papa Smurf!

4. You're mocking me, aren't you?

5. You've got trouble coming.

6. Be sure you extend me the same courtesy.

7. Will you take a company check?

8. Nice manners babe!

9. Nobody said love was perfect.

10. Can I tell you my secret now?



UPDATE: Nicely done folks, you only missed two.

You've got trouble coming.
Well what's your name son and what's your 20?
My name is Smokey Bear and I'm tailgating your a** right now.

Smokey and the Bandit.

I won't come after you Clarice, the world is more interesting with you in it, be sure you extend me the same courtesy.

Silence of the Lambs

WI Job Problem

Doyle or Dinner

Health Rations and You

Insert joke here:

July 15, 2009

Best ring tone ever.

Go ahead click it, you know you want to.

How many cameras?

Out of all the cameras at last nights Allstar game they couldn't get a decent camera angle on Obama's first pitch?

Lehman Calls Greater Wisconsin Committee "Cowards"

Actually, Lehman did not refer specifically to the liberal extremist Greater Wisconsin Committee, which throws millions of dollars around in Wisconsin politics, as cowardly. He referred to a barely organized handful of concerned Racine citizens who chipped in $10, $25, or at most $50 each to fly a banner over the 4th of July Parade that said "DOYLE LEHMAN AND MASON RAISED YOUR TAXES." But I'm sure he meant them, too, since as was pointed out in the JT blogs this morning, and Cathy has mentioned here previously, they do not disclose their donors either, and they accept far larger contributions than $50.

From the Greater Wisconsin Committee website: Under federal 501(c)(4) regulations, we do not disclose donors, although some donors may choose to make their participation public if they so desire.

So which is it, John? Are all those who choose to remain anonymous cowards, or just those who disagree with you and your tax and spend agenda and utter failure to represent the taxpayers of Racine? I assume that you, and all those who have been quick to criticize the banner, will be making a statement condemning the Greater Wisconsin Committee?

We're not holding our breath. Hypocrites.

July 14, 2009

Darn.

Chuckie Hacks is shutting down.

Sick Days Make Me Sick


Will everyone who reads this please respond back with how many sick days they get with their current employer?




Government Job: A Great Gig If You Can Get One.

Salmon in the Summer, Baby!


This is what Wisconsin summer is all about! This photo is of a King Salmon at est. weight of 17lbs. Watch for this entry in the Big Fish Bash contest.
Biggest fish I ever caught? An 8 ounce blue gill.....
What a gas it must've been to bring this bad boy aboard! Congratulations, Noel!
Biggest Fish Tale Ever Told? Sen. Lehman and Rep. Mason's story about how the budget is good for taxpayers of Wisconsin. (No photo for that one, though.....)

Fill in the blank

Prince Fielder______________________________.

July 13, 2009

Thanks for nothing Racine Unified.

And the numbers are in. Racine Unified is cutting precisely nothing and increasing your property tax levy by 12.13% with no end in sight.

This is just another of the tax increases given to you by Jim Doyle, John Lehman Cory Mason and Bob Turner.

Kudos to Lisa at Caledonia Unplugged for being first on this.

No referendum Racine because they don't have to.

This school board did not even consider looking for cuts before they passed on a double digit tax increase. Everyone one of these school board members needs to go, as does Superintendent Shaw. This is how little your government cares for our struggles in this economy, government continues to grow off the backs of over-burdened taxpayers who can not afford any more.

Why is their no job growth? Because your government is sucking up all of your resources.

MRQ just had a hot flash

Oh, to see that untucked shirt William Wordsworth Brewermode

I look at these photos and wonder what some Americans are thinking. Randy.

Coffee, like beer and doughnuts, is a wonderful, magical substance Trog

Grown men are weeping Amy.

Franken has quickly adapted to the Senate. He's doing pompous and leaden as if he'd lumbering along senatorially for decades. Althouse.

NUN’YA FREAKIN’ BIDNESS! Kate.

Post turtle. Kate.

only old white men could truly understand what the founders intended, right? Elliot.

an open manhole. logjam.

Rubbernecking. Jones.

I've never like radicals. Dr. Jon via TAB

brie eaters Fred

caught one thong Still Unreal

sights and smells. Aaron.

believe anything the dufus says. Silent E.

Love, Honor and Obey. Tom.

Skepticrats Trog.

Plumber's Crack. Trog.

Sometimes Chad pretty much says it all. Chad.

H.E.R.B.O.T. 5000 Kevin.

TRQ

I'm really manstural. I just had a hot flash. Jimi.

throws for Vikings Kevin.

IRONY: Democrats pushing progress from stem-cell research are now pushing Obamacare that will stop such progress cold. Tom.

All the pleasure, half the calories of your regular drinking club. Drinking Right.

killed three lobsters today. Jones. (Warning: Not a cheap date)

Algore is a putz. Asian Badger.

Back from Cub Scouts camp. Wigdy

cream city. Amy

Grilled buns Sarandipity.

tie Sara up with ropes. Hohner.

Long enough. Egg.

Considering drinking more...lots and lots more. Michael.

mine is stiff today Chris from Racine.

Chuck Norris played football in high school.. They won the super bowl. Nick Barnett

Chuck Norris doesn't need twitter, he's already following you. Ryan Grant.

Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas. Jessica

Coffey rules. Untuckem.

a 'lil crazy Emily.

I feel empty, fearful, and listless without a celebrity death to fixate on. Carrie.

I know I'm only out there because of your support. Ryan Braun.

can't remember what my wife said 5 min. ago. Gene.

Prince Fielder went to Denny's. He now has three career Grand Slams. Fraley.

Calls for more beer, or less beer...we'll try more. Heather.

Time to tinker Patrick.

good swing mojo KBCTour

Bill Hall is delusional. BrewCrewBabe

Wanna join the 9-foot-deep-end-of-the-pool club? DebsSweet

No, I am not Superman. Conrad.

I wonder if it works for money? Chelseytay

Seriously????

Over the weekend I saw this headline:

Obama declares to Africa: End tyranny, corruption.

Yeah, this from the man who did so much to clean up Chicago politics.

Nothing

War Heroes Need Not Apply....


Apologizing in advance for the length of this post, I find it important to list each of the pertinent expenditures the state of Wisconsin (Democrats Jim Doyle and the Legislative Democrats who now run the show) has put in front of the needs of our Veterans.


$46,000 for recycling bins in the Town of Wrightstown (Represented by Democratic Rep. Ted Zigmunt from Francis Creek)
$500,000 to restore the Opera House in Oshkosh (Represented by Rep. Gordon Hintz, Democrat from Oshkosh)
$500,000 for an environmental center in Madison (Represented by Rep. Mark Pocan, a Madison Democrat, and Senator Mark Miller, a Monona Democrat)
$2 million in state dollars to plan a UW Madison School of Nursing that the school didn’t request or express a need for (Represented by Pocan and Miller)
$1.5 million for four-year old Kindergarten grants for the Madison School District, at a time other school districts are taking cuts
$100,000 for a Lake Koshkonong management study (Represented by Rep. Andy Jorgenson, a Democrat from Fort Atkinson)
$400,000 for bicycle lanes in Douglas County (Represented by Democratic Rep. Nick Milroy and Democratic Sen. Bob Jauch)
$108,000 for Plum City/Union Fire Department equipment and $60,000 for the Plum City School District while others take cuts (Represented by Democratic Rep. Chris Danou and Democratic Sen. Kathleen Vinehout)
$50,000 for Barron County Restorative Justice Programs (Represented by Democratic Rep. Mary Hubler and Democratic Rep. Bob Jauch)

…and the list goes on and on, totaling close to $35 million.
But we couldn't spare $2 million for our Vets. Amazing...........

Drinking Right Alert.

Some people claim Summerfest to be the gem of the summer. Others, brie eaters, say that Bastille Days is the force de' triumph of the season. Some clowns will try to tell you that return of Circus Parade after a six year absence is the be all end all to important summer events.



Those of us in the know understand that at best any of those events would be the penultimate placeholder to the July edition of Drinking Right. Tuesday evening, 7 until Dickie throws us out, Papa's Social Club, 7718 W. Burleigh, Milwaukee.

Shocking Video Unearthed Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Cri

Yeah, it's all on the Republicans.

Institute for Truth in Accounting presents 'Passing the Bill'

True 'Dat

Industrial Wind Turbine Shadow Flicker in Wisconsin 2008

Funny, Obama or T. Boone Pickens never mentioned any of this.

Hat Tip to Badger Blogger.