February 9, 2012

Smartest. Pres. EVER.

Remember a while back I postulated that history doesn’t repeat itself but its stupid people that repeat history? Yeah....
I present to you exhibit A: King Barack Obama.

Personally, I don’t really care who or what you choose to believe. It’s yours.
Have at it. He is, however, telling you that your religion means less than his proclamations.

Who the hell do you think you are to presume to know better, BO? Last I checked, your main apostle was Mr. Tingly Leg. Not so sure I want to subscribe to anything he has to say, though. Hey, how’d that work out last time, King BO? Do you even remember?
You will.
But since there is really no other land to go to, BO, and it would only leave revolution.
Doesn’t it?
Good thing those are waged with elections these days. Well, everywhere but Wisconsin, anyway.

Carter All Over Again!!

The Emperor wants to "talk" with Egypt rather than take definitive action to show that the US will not tolerate this type of thugery!!  What an idiot!! 

Downward Wisconsin

I got this in the email today, a powerful read.

November  19, 2011
Downward Wisconsin

We used to make things here in Wisconsin.

We made machine tools in Milwaukee, cars in Kenosha and ships in Sheboygan.  We mined iron in the north and lead in the south.  We made cheese, we made brats, we made beer, and we even made napkins to clean up what we spilled.  And we made money.

The original war on poverty was a private, mercenary affair.   Men like Harnishfeger, Allis, Chalmers, Kohler, Kearney, Trecker, Modine, Case, Mead, Falk, Allen, Bradley, Cutler, Hammer, Bucyrus, Harley,
Davidson, Pabst, and Miller lifted millions up from subsistence living to middle class comfort.  They did it - not “Fighting Bob” La Follette or any of the politicians who came along later to take the credit and
rake a piece of the  action through the steepest progressive scheme in the nation.

Those old geezers with the beards cured poverty by putting people to work. Generations of Wisconsinites learned trades and mastered them in the factories, breweries, mills, foundries, and shipyards those
capitalists built with their hands.  Thousands of small businesses supplied these industrial  giants, and tens of thousands of proprietors and professionals provided all of the services that all those other families needed to live well.  The wealth  got spread around plenty.

The profits generated by our great industrialists funded charities, the arts, education, libraries,  museums, parks, and community development associations.  Taxes on their profits, property, and payrolls built our schools, roads, bridges, and the safety net that Wisconsin’s progressives are still taking credit for, as if the  money came from their council meetings.  The offering plates in churches of every denomination were filled with money left over from company paychecks that were made possible because a few bold young men risked it all and got rich. 

Their wealth pales in comparison to the wealth they created for millions and millions of other Wisconsin families.  Those with an appreciation for the immeasurable contributions of Wisconsin’s industrial icons of 1910 will find the list of Wisconsin’s top ten employers of 2010 appalling:

Walmart, University of Wisconsin–Madison,  Milwaukee Public Schools, U.S. Postal Service, Wisconsin Department of  Corrections, Menards, Marshfield Clinic, Aurora Health Care, City of Milwaukee, and
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

This is what a century of progressivism will get you.  Wisconsin is the birthplace of the progressive movement, the home of the Socialist Party, the first state to allow public sector unions, the cradle of
environmental activism, a liberal fortress walled off against common sense for decades.  Their motto, Forward Wisconsin, should be changed to Downward Wisconsin if truth in advertising applies to slogans.

There is no shortage of activists, advocates, and agitators in this State.  If government were the answer to our problems, we would have no problems.  The very same people – or people just like them – who picketed, struck, sued, taxed, and regulated our great companies out of this state are now complaining about the  unemployment and poverty that they have brought upon themselves.  They got rid of those old rich white guys and replaced them with…nothing.

Wisconsin ranks 47th in the rate of new business formation.  We are one of the worst states for native college graduate exodus; our brightest and most ambitions graduates leave to seek their fortunes elsewhere.  Why shouldn’t they?  Our tax rates are among the worst in the nation and our business climate, perpetually in the bottom of the rankings, has only recently moved up thanks to a Governor who now faces a recall for his trouble.

In 1970, the new environmental movement joined unions and socialists in a coordinated effort to demonize industry.  When I was in college, the ranting against “polluting profiteers” was like white noise  –  always there.  They won, and here is the price of their victory: in 1970, manufacturers paid 18.2% of Wisconsin ’s property taxes – the major source of  school funding - and in 2010 those who remained paid 3.7%.

So who is it that caused the funding crisis in our schools and the skyrocketing tax rates on our homes?  It is the same ignoramuses who are sitting on bridges, pooping on things, and passing around recall petitions.  The unemployed 26-year old in the hemp hat looking for sympathy might look instead for some inspiration from Jerome I. Case, who started his agricultural equipment business at the age of 21, miraculously without an iPhone 4s.

Mr. Case got rich by asking people what they want and making it for them.  He did not get rich by telling people what he wanted and waiting for them to do something about it.  If you want to declare war on your own poverty, memorize that.

In the last decade alone we have lost 150,000 manufacturing jobs in this state – over 25%.  And it’s not just jobs that have been lost; the companies that provided them are gone.  Those jobs are not coming back, no matter how long we extend unemployment benefits pretending they are.  The 450,000 people who still work in manufacturing in Wisconsin are damn good it at, but we are now outnumbered by people who work for government.  A significant number of the latter are tasked with taxing, regulating, and generally harassing the former.  While it is true that many manufacturers chased low-wage opportunities on their own,  many more were driven out of the state by the increasing cost of doing business here.

It is a myth that unions improve wages.  If you consider only the 1,000 jobs in a closed shop, you might think an average union wage is, say, $30/hr.  But if you add in the zero wages of the 10,000 jobs lost in companies chased out by union harassment, the average of all 11,000 union workers is reduced to $2.72/hr.  Do you know the average wage of union iron miners in this state?  Zero.  And the left is fighting hard to keep it that way in Northern Wisconsin - looking out for the working man, they call it.

It is also a myth that free trade causes job losses.  Over the past three years, U.S. manufacturers sold $70 billion more goods to our Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners than we bought from them. Conversely, we suffered a $1.3 trillion trade deficit with countries where no FTA’s exist.  I doubt that kids are going to learn that in our government-union monopoly schools – it doesn’t fit the narrative.

No one wants to see another person suffer in poverty, and liberty is the best economic policy there is.  The great industrialists of Wisconsin took less than a  generation to lift millions up to a life of dignity, pride, prosperity and good will.  When enterprise was free and government was limited, we all prospered.

Those great men of industry were not anointed at birth to be rich; they rose from nothing to great wealth through their own hard work and the value they added to their employees and their customers through
choice, competition, and voluntary exchange.  That is the only sure path to real prosperity; the debt economy is a temporary illusion.

Look again at the list of our famous industrialists and the list of our current employers.  Who would you wish your child or grandchild to grow up to be?  Who do you think will do more good on this earth – Jerome I Case and his tractors, or the Coordinator of Supplier Diversity at Milwaukee Public Schools.

If you chose MPS, then apply now – that job is open, and it pays up to $72,000 plus benefits and early retirement.  Go in peace and save the world.  Me, I'm going with the tractor guy.

Tim Nerenz, Ph.D.

February 8, 2012

FAA Reauthorization Act promotes explosion of (undisclosed) drone surveillance in U.S.


Uh oh, no more sunbathing, target shooting or burying your gold coins in your own back yard. Congress is pumping up homeland drone activity in the U.S. with the FAA Authorization Act it just passed.

Drones (UAVs) are "capable of capable of carrying face recognition systems, license plate scanners, thermal imaging cameras, open WiFi sniffers, and other sensors. However, individuals in the United States have few legal privacy protections from aerial surveillance conducted through UAVs." And the FAA already refuses to reveal which agencies are currently holding certificates to use the airspace for unmanned activities, as the Washington Times article states:

"The FAA has issued hundreds of certificates to police and other government agencies, and a handful to research institutions to allow them to fly drones of various kinds over the United States for particular missions...The agency said it issued 313 certificates in 2011 and 295 of them were still active at the end of the year, but the FAA refuses to disclose which agencies have the certificates and what their purposes are."

So, why the big secrecy? Could agencies be doing stuff the people would not like, d'ya think? If these agencies were serving the people, accomplishing useful drone work beyond basic law enforcement, why not brag about it a bit? It would show the good use of our tax money. It would gain citizen support. We could cheer them on. So, why all the secrecy? What does 2 + 2 equal?

How about doing another  2 + 2: What happens when you add radiofrequency producing consumer devices, such as cell phones or smart meters (on homes) to radiofrequency-driven drone orientation and information collecting? It could be a heady combination for those controlling these systems behind the scenes.

Besides, adding hoards of remotely controlled drones to weave criss-cross patterns above would create a new level of involuntary radiofrequency radiation exposure. One professional group of American doctors recently called for the halt of smart meter installation, due to evidence for health risks in the scientific literature. Surely, these doctors would object to drones emissions, as well.



“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

--Benjamin Franklin

"Accountability?"

So the Government "Accountability" Board has said they will not be held accountable from any Wisconsin citizen even if they are contesting their own name on a recall petition...

Clearly the "Accountability" board is badly named. 

What should it be called?

The rig elections to favor Democrats Board?

The we don't give a damn about fraud board?

The full of Doyle cronies board?

The do the opposite of common sense board?

All of these are better than the moniker they hold now.

February 6, 2012

Radio Ad for a Texas Concealed Carry class, LISTEN TO THE END!

MRQ quite bi-polar

MRQ
 
he’s raaacist  Wigdy.  (There are 5 aaaaas in raaaacist Wigs.)
 
this goat is no kid  Bussorah
 
I kid  Trog
 
spoiled rotten  Beth
 
 a little Dowdlerization never hurt anybody  Trog
 
Zambonie  Kevin  (If there is a better work in the English language I don't know what it is.)

FBRQ

up to your mouth.  Ric

Who'd a Paris

forget the question.  Pierre

Graeme Cracka Gailann

I had completely forgot.  'Ol Broad.  (What is the first thing to go again?)

quite bi-polar  CFR

challenge the gate Will

I'm gonna drink it.  Brother Jim

need a boyfriend Sara

friend with benefits.  Franf  (That this RQ follows the last is strictly coincidence)  Bwahahahahaha.

want to do that  Chad

CowTalk Carrie

in the middle of arguing Stacey

I'd turn gay Jimi


Excuse me while I lick  Patrick

RECALL JOHN LEHMAN!

About three years ago there was a movement stirring about that wanted to recall John Lehman for irresponsible budgeting and massive tax increases...

I was asked to support that movement, I turned them down as the correct action was to support a strong candidate to replace Lehman as policy issues weren't the reason for recall, an ethical cause was.  After all, in the election Lehman said that if you wanted higher taxes and bigger government than he was your guy.  All he did was what he said he was going to do, just like ScottWalker and Van Wanggaard.

Well it is nice to know that former Senator Lehman isn't principled enough to take a similar stance. He has proven himself to be nothing but an unprincipled partisan hack just like the majority of the rest of the left wingers out there.

I don't think John Lehman has a chance in hell in a recall but if for some reason he does become a Wisconsin State Senator again I will be leading the recall effort to throw his worthless hide out of office as soon as he is eligible to be recalled.

An ethical liberal?

There is apparently one of them left in Wisconsin.