October 7, 2011



The Leaf issue.

I got this month's Consumer Reports a couple of days ago and they reviewed the Nissan Leaf.  I found the following passage fascinating.

Testing the new Nissan Leaf  presented some new challenges for our Auto Test Center.  Because the car is being released regionally, we had to to fly to California to buy one.  And while we normally purchase a car and then drive it back, the Leaf's limited range and frequent charging needs eliminated this as an option.  So we had it shipped on a car carrier to our Connecticut facility.

Before testing any vehicles, we drive them for more than 2,000 miles to break them in.  But some longer-distance commuters whom we normally count on to put on mile, were apprehensive about the Leaf's rather short range.  So it took longer than usual to rack up the necessary miles on shorter trips.

Top Gear recently drove the Leaf as well.

20 Points!

Cain holds a 20 point lead, this changes everything.

There's a new Sheriff in  town and his name is Herman Cain.

NLDS 2-2

Woops, forgot this, darn late night games.

I'm glad we're done in Arizona, their fans are just plain rude.  What reason do they have to boo Ryan Braun?  Because he's good?

Back to Miller Park tonight.  Go Crew, Go Cardinals!

Caption This

The .00025rs

The Vegas Badger makes an excellent observation.

Green roots...

No, not green as in "enviro", green as in money.

What we have here is green-roots protesting.

October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs a god?

Just stop the crooning over the life of this guy, who credits LSD for his ability to "think differently." So, Steve Jobs created a bunch of i-devices. Big whoop. If it wasn't him, some other LSD-enlightened fellow or gal would have come up with "smart" devices. Really. "Important guy" obits are appropriate (do we really need hundreds of them?) Just note his life/accomplishments and move on. (although it is kind of fun to see the liberal media's lovefest over one of their own while another wing of lefties is flapping about protesting Wall Street and rich executives, like Jobs.)

Lots of obscure, dedicated folks work at creating businesses, using smarts, ideas, timing and perseverance. Jobs' success had the same ingrediants, but I don't see anything that sets him apart from the rest of the human race. He was known to take credit for other people's inventions, and sometimes call employees "bozo" and worse. He lived, did some stuff people like, and died. How much praise-oozing coverage is too much?


Respect for the office...

Scofftoonz nails the idiots on parade in NY

See for yourself.

Isn't it ironic?

The left proves more and more every day how hostile they are to business. 

Then they wonder how come more jobs aren't being created.

October 5, 2011

There is no crying in baseball.

Mr. Pujols is crying again....


Democrats Anonymous.

Young Prince Fielder...

As a young kid....

Interviewed by a young kid.

Don't go anywhere Prince, you can stay in Milwaukee and get filthy rich at the same time.

Why is the left so quiet?

As the extremist rage continues at the Wall Street sleep-in how come the Democratic Party leaders aren't commenting on this?  Yeah, blowhard Michael Moore, etc can't resist an opportunity to spread their hatred but why so quiet from Barack (Censored) Obama?  Where's Nancy?  Harry?  Chuck Schumer?

These are their people why won't they associate with them?  After all they have 99% support, just ask them.

Speaking of their disdain for wasted money that should be redistributed to them why aren't the protesters upset with the half million dollar plus Michelle Obama jaunt to Africa?

I'm sure the unhinged rants from Capper, etc will commence shortly....

Abele privatizing courthouse security.

I'm sure the unions will show up with signs at the ready to complain.

Biggest No-Brainer In The History of the Universe.

Racine Alderman Keith Fair (D) Racine,  is claiming racism.

NLDS 2-1

October 4, 2011

(R) & (D) Hitler References.

Hank Williams equates Obama to Hitler and gets tossed off Monday Night Football.

Madonna equates Hitler to John McCain and gets the Superbowl.

UPDATE: Jeff Simpson said at Blogging Blue, "...as we speak, throughout the right wing echo chamber, Hank Williams Jr. is being put on a pedestal!'     In comments Jeff said RDW did not disappoint.  

Jeff, I know you have issues with basic concepts like reading comprehension but I did not put Hank Williams Jr. on a pedestal.  I simply pointed out two different musical performers who both came out with Hitler references that got treated very differently based on the bashing of a (R) or a (D).  That does not imply anywhere that I am defending the actions or placing on a pedestal  he or Madonna.   That simply shows once again how like actions are treated very differently by media based on the target. 

(Pay attention Jeff, this is the part where I actually give an opinion)  Quite frankly I wish Bocephus and The Material Girl would both just shut up and sing. 

But then just making stuff up to attack those you apparently can't comprehend is par for the course in the cesspool that is Blogging Blue.

You stay classy Jeff.

Guest Post. Broadband’s importance to rural America gets airing in Washington

From time to time we'll have someone submit a guest post today we have a piece from Mr. Tom Still, President of the Wisconsin Technology Council.

“Broadband’s importance to rural America gets airing in Washington”

By Tom Still

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At first glance, it’s an unlikely collection of people: Ranchers, farmers, economic development professionals, technologists and small business owners, all descending on the nation’s capital to talk about an issue that might easily get lost among other priorities in Congress.

That issue is improving broadband connections – essentially, high-speed internet connectivity for voice, data and more – in parts of the country that often lack good connections today. For much of rural Wisconsin and similar regions nationwide, adequate broadband service can make the difference between prosperity and stagnation.

A group called “Broadband WORKS for Rural America” has brought that message to Capitol Hill at a time when creating small businesses is crucial to America’s economic growth. Representatives from about 20 states, including Wisconsin, are taking note that U.S. broadband connectivity remains somewhat middle-of-the-road among the world’s developed nations – and that rural America is less connected than the country as a whole.

Wisconsin ranks 43rd among the 50 states when it comes to high-speed Internet access, according to a recent report by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. A major reason for the state’s lackluster ranking is access in rural Wisconsin, where many telecom providers are trying to swap their historic commitment to land-line service to investments in broadband.

Much like other communities across the United States, rural Wisconsin would benefit from enhanced broadband connections. Here are some reasons why:

 Broadband allows small businesses, which account for most new jobs in Wisconsin, to expand their markets and customer bases to regional, national and even international levels through greater use of eCommerce sales channels.

 It creates more opportunities for creation of businesses related to information technology, one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. economy. Wisconsin is 21st among the states in information technology jobs, according to the latest CyberStates survey, and could grow even more in development of software, mobile applications and Internet solutions.

 It enables hospitals and clinics to make better use of telemedicine. Examples include rapidly locating digital medical records and medical images that can be more easily transmitted to doctors or clinics in remote locations. This can save lives and improve health.

 It provides rural Wisconsin residents with greater access to higher education or continued education through “distance learning” systems. These systems themselves can become an export industry for Wisconsin, which has a strong “K-through-gray” education structure and companies engaged in educational software. Why not sell that expertise to others?

 It makes rural Wisconsin more likely to attract large data centers, which are the information storage citadels of today’s IT-driven businesses and corporations. Such centers are essential to Wisconsin’s financial services and health care sectors.

 It will enhance tourism. Wisconsin is a prime tourism destination, but some in the industry find themselves losing opportunities to book sales if their broadband service is slow or erratic.

 It will enhance public safety by allowing more rapid response to emergencies, whether those are medical emergencies, police calls or events related to natural disasters.

So, what’s the message to Congress? Stay the course and give rural America a chance to attract and retain 21st century jobs. While the Obama administration has set a broad national goal of universal broadband deployment by 2016, plans to reach the 30 percent of Americans who can’t tap into broadband are still emerging. Federal grants to rural telecoms have helped, but it will largely be a private-sector endeavor driven by society’s rapid transition into wireless communications.

To that point, it’s a message about clearing old regulatory hurdles and not creating new barriers.

Access to broadband can create jobs for young, well-educated Wisconsin workers who might otherwise need to leave rural Wisconsin to find work. Broadband works – especially if it links rural America with the global economy.

Contact: 608-695-7557

Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

The demands of the Wall Street Zombies.

The Wall Street protesting idiots have released their demands

Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.

Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

Demand four: Free college education.

Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.

Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.

Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

October 3, 2011

The Clinton Surplus?

It never happened.

MRQ a signal of glorious caloric Armageddon

unapologetic nerdism  Trog
Take It Off Ladies logjam
in the running for once   Dan.
Crate-Henge  SCC
I would take immense pleasure  Joanna
Mr. Happy  RacineUncovered
We're all gonna die!!!!!  Egg
I wasn't talking about Twitter.  Steve

Shuck You.  Ann
Not bad for an ex-Viking  Egg
what took so long?  Kevin
a hug from me is worse than death  CFR
Sports hangover  Patrick.
Do you like it?  Holly
Sexxxy!  Dipity
You want me on that wall. You *NEED* me on that wall.  Franf
has a longer track  Jackie.
vampires work here...  Chad
good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world  Audrey
a legal alternative to crack  Chuck.
I just saw a drag queen    Chad
Rabbit Season   Tom
a signal of glorious caloric Armageddon  Christian
just in from NORAD  Wigdy
the Obama of closers  Peter
Wave that magical ponytail.  Breitbart
Aaaaahhhhh Gotta Go!! T-Plush
#Beastmode   JohnAxford
Hoo Ya  Nightshade
tossing their copies of Atlas Shrugged.  Keith

San Francisco Mandates Cell Phone Warnings

This is just silly, even thought it is true that using these things amounts to playing Russian Roulette. But actually, the Russians have much lower standards for exposure to microwaves, since using them successfully on people in the U.S. embassy during the Cold War.SF Cell Warning Law Starts

Take 8 minutes and watch this.

Democrat after democrat in 2004 said there were no issues at Fannie & Freddy, we are still feeling the effects of this Congressional hearing today.  My home value is down 40 grand and I understand that's a whole lot better than most people have suffered in this economy.

About the Keith Fair thing.

All the Keith Fair coverage is missng a word.

Say it with me now, DEMOCRAT.

If Keith Fair was Political Action Chair of a TEA Party group instead of the NAACP would that be mentioned?

Schumer declaring war against China...

Well, a trade war. 

It would seem the race for Senate in Wisconsin is going to get more crowded.

Frank Lasee in?