October 16, 2009

Fan of actual scientific study with years of data to draw conclusions on?

Somehow I think Al Gore will not like this.

Congratulations!

We can now call Grumps an award-winning blogger.

The next item to go the way of transfats and light bulbs?

Big screen TVs

Twisting in the wind.

Kudos to Milwaukee County Parks for winning a gold medal for National Excellence and Recreation Management.

You can watch the video the Parks system submitted here.

When asked why the supposedly non-partisan Milwaukee County First had not mentioned the honor, Chris "I hate Scott Walker more than anything else in the entire world" Liebenthal said the following, "Oh, don’t worry. I will be getting to the parks. I will also be telling the full story."

This has the potential to be one of Capper's most ridiculous and comical rants yet.

HR 3200 is back.

The Unethical Chair of Ways and Means Chairman has turned HR 3200 into a budget bill.

By doing so they can push this through the Senate with only 51 votes.

The Baucus bill, dead. This is the horrible bill with the public option, cuts in Medicare, no checks for legal status, etc.

Democrats are going to use unethical tricks to push their radical agenda.

I'm not surprised.

October 15, 2009

The 5th Dimension - Up, Up and Away

Seeing as everything turned out all right...

Guess the number game

12,500,000,000 +

The funniest thing you will read today.

I thank my friend Erick for sharing.

Surprise?


Is anyone really surprised that a thinly veiled hate group, (no, I'm not talking about the Federation for Immigration Reform--aka FAIR), Voces de la Frontera would make up lies about Congressman Paul Ryan?


Are we surprised that the Journal Times would trump up the bad information they receive from the key player in Voces and run a story without getting Congressman Ryan's side? I'm not.


Having been on the receiving end of this group who likes to tag others as "hateful," couldn't the old adage "It takes one to know one" apply here? (Or how about that sing-song "I'm rubber, you're glue....." That's about how mature this group is.)


Making up lies to create more imagery of victimhood is this group's specialty. That they're regularly given legitimacy by our mainstream media is simply ridiculous.


Time for the Journal Times to decide whether they're a tabloid or a newspaper. (I know that I've decided which one they are--and judging by their circulation numbers I'd say more people agree with me than don't.)


My advice to Paul Ryan: don't sweat this "protest" that consisted of a bunch of kids in high school led by a radical left wing schoolteacher. The kids wanted to get out of class and the teacher is energized by their idol-worship of him. We all know this "teacher" should be focused on how the kids are performing in school and getting their diplomas. Instead, he's indoctrinating students to sow seeds of discord and anarchy against the laws of our nation. What a great use of our tax dollars. How about another referendum, Unified? These guys are underpaid!


Our elected officials' job (according to the oath we take) is to uphold the laws of our Constitution. Our Paul Ryan is doing just that.


An Insult to Our Democracy

These Democrats are out of control.

Concealed Carry?

Milwaukee's D.A. and Police Chief say maybe.

I doubt the Mayor will be happy to see that.

Sorry to see you go.

Buell Motorcycles

The GMO

Race baiters

Win again.

That's a nice strategy. Make up something that was never actually said and repeat it time and time again.

October 14, 2009

Right vs Left

If a conservative doesn’t like guns, he doesn`t buy one.
If a liberal doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.


If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn`t eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.


If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat his enemy.
A liberal wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.


If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a liberal is homosexual, he demands everyone know it & legislative legitimacy.


If a black man or Hispanic are conservative, they see themselves as independently successful.
Their liberal counterparts see themselves as victims in need of government protection.


If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders what government program is going to take care of him.


If a conservative doesn’t like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don’t like be shut down.


If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn’t go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.(Unless it’s a foreign religion, especially islam, of course!)


If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his thru the government.


If a conservative slips and falls in a store, he gets up, laughs and is embarrassed.
If a liberal slips and falls, he grabs his neck, moans like he’s in labor and then sues.


If a conservative reads this, he’ll share it so his friends can have a good laugh.
A liberal will ignore it because he’s “offended”.

Swiped from Kate.

October 13, 2009

The Raytown Roadhouse


Last week Thursday Mrs. RDW and I were invited to be guinnea pigs for a new venture opening up in downtown Racine, The Raytown Roadhouse.

The Raytown Roadhouse went from concept to open doors in a mere five months. This is the brain child of Racinians Jim Spodick and Pete Karas.

Located at 522 Sixth St, this very well could become a destination that helps boost the Racine economy. Spodick and Karas noticed a lack of any Country bars in the area so they decided to fill the void.

The main floor has an open area with a stage, bar, several beer stations and features 'El Diablo, a mechanical bull.

Behind that room is a larger stage area for bigger bands. Country is the flavor of the day all around and you can feel that the party is ready to commence.

On the second floor are homemade tables with a country flare and a menu that was surprisingly varied for a country joint. Apparently the Raytown Roadhouse hired the former Chef from Racine's Summit restaurant.


Let me start with the soup, a chicken and vegetable soup was served that was simply to die for. Seriously folks they should can this stuff and put it on every grocery store shelf across the country. Flavorful, large veggies with perfectly cooked chicken and just the right zip added.

We passed on the appetizers but the table next to ours ordered the crab cakes and they looked fantastic, I wish I had ordered them.

Mrs. RDW and I decided to divide and conquer. She order the buttermilk country chicken with sweet potatoes and mixed veggies, I went for the fillet. I usually go for seafood but something about the atmosphere screamed cow and I am glad it did. Both of our entrees were absolutely fantastic.



I checked in with other people I knew that were there and all had high praise from fall of the bone baby back ribs to big juicy burgers.

For their first night I have to give huge kudos to the staff, everyone was exceedingly friendly and our hosts were charming as could be.


The restaurant and saloon officially opens tomorrow at 4pm. They have established a Facebook and MySpace page where you can gain more information. (Guys, start a Twitter account)
The official Grand Opening party is this coming on Saturday, October 17th. I understand they are still looking for entries into their Daisy Duke contest.

I asked Pete Karas what prompted him to try and pull off something this ambitious in the current economy. His response was classic, "I'm crazy!"

Crazy works my friend. Pete also told me on the way out, "Who would have thought that an anti-gun nut would open a country bar, six shooter and all?" I never did.

We'll most assuredly be back, you should try it too.

Another government feel-good story. (Sarcasm off)

Blogger Loses Unemployment Benefits Over $238 In Adsense Pay

Oh. Canada?!

Things are getting even nuttier out West.

Apartment bans U.S. flags

October 12, 2009

Caption This


Mark Attanasio is a class act.

Read this.

Uncle Jay Explains: Oct. 12, 2009

MRQ leaves a nasty after taste.

the only entry with uncovered breasts Radish

insulating yourselves from some uncomfortable truths. Jib.

tastes good going down but leaves a nasty after taste. Shoebox

How many hearts do you guys see beating? Joey.

Shama-lama-ding-dong RSM

Stee-rike three! Peter

No, Mr. Peanut. Mag

somebody stole the tent. Kate

Batta bing. Batta Boom. Paul

Am I reading The Onion? Jo

recognized for all his hard work. Aaron

MVP for next year’s Super Bowl Joey

getting 3. Egg

She is hot! OrbsCorbs

two snaps in a circle. Owen

I'm naked. Althouse.

Beyonce had one of the best strategic arms treaties of all time Tony

TRQ

fly Kanye West over for the Nobel awards ceremony. BOT

can I have a drink yet? CFR

Had a frickin wonderful time with @chrisfromracine this weekend. Grant.

I like the way her flesh moves. Phil

doesn't feel worthy Nick.

I'm a huggy/kissy girl Stacy.

Surrender. Surrender. Surrender. Peter

love you... like a ho Bizymare

I am all yours. Carrie

texting me from the nude beach Sarandipity

What is the opposite of "hard liquor"? Tom

snow in Oconomowoc TheChad

stick daisies in gunbarrels Althouse

instant swagger. Jones.

Time to exit consciousness. Egg

BBC on Global Warming....

What happened to global warming?

By Paul Hudson Climate correspondent,
BBC News

This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.

But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

So what on Earth is going on?

Climate change sceptics, who passionately and consistently argue that man's influence on our climate is overstated, say they saw it coming.

They argue that there are natural cycles, over which we have no control, that dictate how warm the planet is. But what is the evidence for this?

During the last few decades of the 20th Century, our planet did warm quickly.

Sceptics argue that the warming we observed was down to the energy from the Sun increasing. After all 98% of the Earth's warmth comes from the Sun.

But research conducted two years ago, and published by the Royal Society, seemed to rule out solar influences.

The scientists' main approach was simple: to look at solar output and cosmic ray intensity over the last 30-40 years, and compare those trends with the graph for global average surface temperature.

And the results were clear. "Warming in the last 20 to 40 years can't have been caused by solar activity," said Dr Piers Forster from Leeds University, a leading contributor to this year's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

But one solar scientist Piers Corbyn from Weatheraction, a company specialising in long range weather forecasting, disagrees.

He claims that solar charged particles impact us far more than is currently accepted, so much so he says that they are almost entirely responsible for what happens to global temperatures.
He is so excited by what he has discovered that he plans to tell the international scientific community at a conference in London at the end of the month.

If proved correct, this could revolutionise the whole subject.



Read the rest here.

Media Bias Part 5,876,902

A week ago Sunday 800+ People showed up at Serb Hall in an effort to support County Executive Scott Walker's proposed Milwaukee County Budget.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel chose to ignore that event.

Yesterday union members held their own protest of the City of Milwaukee budget focusing on fire and police the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was there.

October 11, 2009

Awesome, part deux!

You just can't make this stuff up.

Think Al has the heater on in his SUV? ..........that "carbon credits" helped pay for?
Or was that his private jet?

Those or you that still choose follow the learned preachings of this Nobel Laureate, I have one word for you:

Suckers.