August 28, 2010
August 27, 2010
After all the last thing the "Accountability" Board wants is to count the ballots of our military.
It is easy to not comply when you never make an attempt to get into compliance.
The three most important plays were:
- The recovery of a missed punt by the Packers for a touchdown.
- The kick off return for a touchdown.
- The recovery of a surprise on-side kick.
Excellent special teams play turned this game from a convincing win to the blowout of last year's AFC champs.
August 26, 2010
August 25, 2010
Several years ago, state Sen. John Lehman sent out a questionnaire. One of the questions was: "Do you favor voter I.D.?" A short time later he stopped at my house on one of his door-to-door trips I asked him why, when the results of that poll showed
78 percent were for voter I.D., that he voted against it? I got the standard party line rhetoric, which really just boils down to because we know better than the 78 percent of you. Is this how constituents want to be served? I don't think so, do you?
Right now if you have a utility circuit it is paid one month in advance. (Cable TV for example) You actually pay for your August service in July.
Property taxes work in the same way, you pay a year in advance instead of by the month.
Now let us say the cable TV company changes their payment policy and asks you to pay for your service in the month it is delivered instead of a month in advance. You would now pay for your August service in the month of August instead of July as it is now. However since you have already paid your August service that new policy would not kick in until September.
In essence you "skip" a payment since you are already paying in advance.
However, you do not save a dime as you still wind up paying for each month of service. What you are doing is altering when you pay for those services.
Neumann's tax proposal is just like that, he wants to take people from paying a year in advance to the current month of service. There would be a calendar lag involved but you don't get to skip to save any taxes at all. That plan would also make you pay that month instead of the yearly payment and could screw up deductions for some people that itemize their tax deductions based on what year they pay their property taxes in.
Selling this as a tax cut is a lie.
August 24, 2010
Defenders of free speech - what do you have to say about this one?
Oh - I forgot -- under our current regime Free Speech is redefined as - "any and all speech that shows the Emperor in a good light is allowed - but anything else will be dealt with and dealt with decisively!"
August 23, 2010
not really very Mavericky Me
HUGE smooches CFR
not always easy. Patrick via Rawson
I don't mind a little tube meat Corey
studied really hard Spammy
are you happy to see me Shoebox
my bucket list is complete. Theteditorial
whooping my behind Dipity
what you want. Tom
I had a model. Pete
eat at Burger King Jones
suspected the raisin thievery Egg.
Well Joanne Ricca wasn't the only one.
The first person heard from in the Feingold ad also works for the Wisconsin AFLCIO for the office of the President, Linda Sadowski.
Hot Air broke that nugget
How come Senator Feingold can't seem to make an advertisement without using lobbyists and special interests? That's not really very Mavericky is it?
FYI Folkbum, this is not an attack on the character of Linda Sadowski, this is an attack on the character of Russ Feingold and the shams he is trying to pull on the people of Wisconsin.
Hello, I represent a left wing special interest that gives Russ Feingold lots of money to do our bidding. It would be really really swell if you would allow our bought and paid for totie to be re-elected.
They are of course entitled to their opinion, but Senator Feingold should be disclosing who these people are.
Paging Mr. Bice, paging Mr. Dan Bice.
Granted, this is far from scientific but there were a couple of responses I found very interesting.
As you might expect TEA party activists favored Ron Johnson for the Senate in huge numbers. In the race for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got 1,257 votes to only 126 for Mark Neumann. For the record, 30 people answered Tom Barrett. This crowd obviously slants conservative but for Neumann to show so poorly does not speak well for his candidacy.
The tightest vote was in the race for Lieutenant Governor. Out of 1,280 who responded on that race, Assemblyman Brett Davis got 555 votes while Rebecca Kleefisch was right on his heels with 537. Mayor Dave Ross was way behind with only 106 votes .
The TEA partiers LOVE Pastor David King for Secretary of State, he garnered 96.2% of those responding.
Folkbum? Note, this is not trashing her, it is simply pointing out a fact.