March 13, 2010

Economic Development From Rail in Sturtevant

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Kudos to Nick Schweitzer for the idea of sharing the economic growth from this new rail depot.

If you would like to share the good news of economic development from rail projects, I have uploaded this to my Youtube page as well.

On a different note....

Like Chuck D once said: Beware of the hand when it's comin' from the left.
Oddly, its a line from a song called "Can't Trus(t)s It."

So tell me, is this bill still all about lowering healthcare costs?
Really?

March 11, 2010

Salt Ban

The nanny state is at it again this time with a New York legislator calling for a complete ban on salt

I've sent requests for comments on this ban to several influential Chefs. Will they respond? Your guess is as good as mine, but if they do I will pass along their comments for your consumption without edit.

Talking Babies Reject ObamaCare

ROBOPLOW

I WANT THIS!

Science news from my inbox.

Heaviest Element Yet Known to Science Discovered

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California has now identified with certainty the heaviest element known to science.

The new element, Pelosium (PL), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Pelosium is inert, and has no charge and no magnetism. Nevertheless, it can be detected because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Pelosium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.

Pelosium has a normal half-life of 2 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a biennial reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

Pelosium mass will increase over time, since each reorganization will promote many morons to become isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalyzed with money, Pelosium becomes Senatorium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Pelosium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

How about that Bill Gates?

His climate solution? Click here.

Public Transit down 5.15% across the country.

State and local bus ridership continues decline

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has just released their 2009 fourth quarter ridership report for all public transit agencies across the country. Nationally, bus ridership is down about 5.15% from 2008. You might remember that for most transit agencies, ridership spiked to all time highs in 2008.

Likewise, in Washington State, most agencies saw bus ridership fall between 1%-15% between 2008 and 2009. Sound Transit and Spokane Transit actually posted modest gains in bus ridership over the same time period, a remarkable feat given a deepening recession. The following table shows bus ridership (as measured in passenger trips) between 2007 and 2009. (numbers reported in 000's)



I blame Scott Walker.

March 9, 2010

Next on Obama's hitlist

Sport Fishing.

H/T GG

Scott Walker's Plan to Help Create 250,000 Wisconsin Jobs

As to this whole Congressman Massa issue.

Of course he is being pushed out because of his no vote on health care.

Look how long it took the ethics committee to act on Charlie Rangel. This alleged event with Massa took place New Years Eve, a mere 10 weeks ago. Congressman Massa was first informed about the complaint by the committee on the 8th of February. A mere 28 days later and his resignation has been forced?

Have you ever seen this Democrat controlled ethics committee act this fast, especially against one of their own?

You don't have to be a genius to figure this out.

March 8, 2010

I'd Like To Say Something About Tonight's Episode of Chuck.


BEST EPISODE EVER!
















3 Reasons Why Obama's High-Speed Rail Will Go Nowhere Fast

Racine ACORN worker charged with election fraud.

Janine Anderson at the JT has the story.

MRQ the "fun" of misinterpreting 140 characters.

MRQ

Weird things around the boobs. Althouse.

wet dream. Kevin

practiced lookism. Althouse.

luring me in. Elliot.

two more feet of snow. SER

What is the appeal of man makeup? LMS

I'm more than excited!! CFR

TRQ

Quite ugly. CFR

I would do her. Corey

taking the arrows Shoebox.

I blame Gay Marriage. Nick

Out of the gene pool! Peter

bad taste. Bizymare.

No fire/stripper pole? Carrie

bored with the internet. Sara

A snoring wife having a Tweetorious affair with a woman who looks just like hubby's mother?! SamdHam

INTO THE BUNKERS!!! TAB

feel lucky? Patrick.

Will you #$%@% order already??? Wigdy

the "fun" of misinterpreting 140 characters. Egg

March 7, 2010

2012

Listening Session with Senator Russ Feingold...

I arrived at Racine's Park High School an hour before the event was scheduled to start. surprisingly I was among the first people in the auditorium.

I am here to record the reaction from the crowd make notes and shoot some video.

7:57 Eavesdropping the crowd, small groups are forming up, most conversations that I have heard are geared towards health care with a couple of mentions of KRM.

8:00 I have not seen any of the local press yet, dead tree or new media. Scratch that, a photog from Fox 6 just arrived and I just had a brief chat with a nice young man from the Racine Journal Times. He wanted to interview me as to my reasons for coming today. I declined and we chatted about tech toys for a couple of minutes.

8:17 People are still slowly streaming in, on a quick count there are about a hundred people in the room right now. More media types.

8:27 Two very leftwing women a couple of rows back complaining about military spending, my friend Lou just told them that military spending is at its lowest percentage of GDP since WWII. They said, "I don't care, it is still too much." How typical, present them with facts they respond with feelings. Oh well, way to fight the fight Lou.

Senator Feingold just admitted that the health care issue has been the most divisive issue since he has taken office. At least he is admitting that a large part of Wisconsin is opposed to the current bill.

Feingold just thanked Mayor Dickert for meeting him about Racine's major issues.

First question from Denis Navratil - about the differences in using 6 years of benefit and 10 years of revenues in CBO scoring. Denis points out that if he tried that accounting in his business he would be put into jail.

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Senator Feingold just said he will not respond to people shouting out from the crowd, people though he did not answer Denis' question.

Why should we believe the govt should be able to manage hc any better?

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Why are we going to pay for illegals and abortions in this bill?

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When I hear people talk about selling insurance across state lines I get scared.

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Concerned about people who are upset about the deficits, when soldiers are over seas, etc...

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Health care, will you consider using reconciliation and will the public option be included?

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Portability - and tort reform.

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Reconciliation - Democrats have said it was used by Republicans, yes it was but for a tax cut, not an increase. You allowed bribery in the Senate, Nebraska, etc., now a brother of someone on the fence gets a judgeship, cash for clunkers was so bad how can you run health care if you can't run a rebate plan?

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Senate is confused your job is not to rule, your job is to represent, how can you justify trying to pass health care with a 51 vote majority, given the public opinion against health care as presented how can you justify?

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The senate is overwhelmed by emotion on issues, is there something the senate can do to make decisions based on logic. I'm concerned about our grandkids and the mess we are leaving.

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Most people support the idea of health care reform but there have been so many backroom deals...

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You say you are fiscally responsible, how can you support this bill that forces people to buy health care? What is wrong with working with Paul Ryan on a market based solution (Huge applause)

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If the President says you can keep your plan why is Medicare advantage being taken away from people who want to keep it, unless of course they live in Florida where a special deal has been made? (I asked this)

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We will be subsidizing other state on HC, cap and trade will bankrupt this state, how can you in good conscience vote for either of those bills.

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Does the hc bill exempt congress from Obamacare, why can't I have the same insurance you do?

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Feingold Listening Session Questions 2

If this health care bill is so gigantic, throw it out and start over.

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VA, we get good hc, thanks and I'm tired of bickering.

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I'm very much against Obamacare, how do the unions and govt workers get exempted on Cadillac benefits, this will lead us to socialized medicine.

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In July of 2007 you said I am disappointed we are seeing reconciliation, please state publicly that if the final vote you will not vote for it if reconciliation or that gets rid of sweeteners.

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Immigration reform, how will you push a fair and humane immigration that gives people a pathway to citizenship.

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Suggestion, what do you think of situation where government employee nurses are making 73K and private nurses are making 63K? Where are we going with capitalism?


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There are 10 to 12 million undocumented "victims" that are here by US trade policy like NAFTA, they are trying to survive and are not taking US Jobs. Will you talk to the Obama administration on a moratorium on deportation.

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Not all of your constituents are against healtcare reform. Fillibuster reform pro or con?

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Would you be willing to introduce legislation that puts term limits into place?

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The Constitution is an eighth of an inch think, the health care bill is 2,700 pages, why is it so complex we can't understand it? Why cant we start over?


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