March 24, 2012

Racinians for Academic Progress? Not really.

As it does every school board election a card showed up from a new PAC, Racinians for Academic Progress in the mail today...

The card touts the usual teachers union friendly candidates and says "Racine wants accountability from its public schools."

Odd, because this is nothing more than the usual group that blames everyone else and never holds themselves accountable.   They do the will of the teachers union first and foremost every time. 

A new group with the code word "progress" in the title shows up every school board election as code to let the are uber-libs r.e. "progressives" know which candidates will look out for the unions best interest.  These are always 427 PACs which means they can hide their contributors but you can take it to the bank that the teachers union is behind the financing in this PAC.  They do this to make sure the school board is packed with union friendly members.

If you were the lucky recipient of one of these cards I suggest you keep it and take it to the polls with you as a reminder of who NOT to vote for. 

Rick Santorum's victory in Louisiana can be his road to victory

How Rick Santorum can win today.

Caption Contest

This is the Texas Ranger's boomstick....

March 23, 2012

Obama intelligence now saves data on everyday Americans

The question is: WHY?

The U.S. intelligence community will now be able to store information about Americans with no ties to terrorism for up to five years under new Obama administration guidelines.

Until now, the National Counterterrorism Center had to immediately destroy information about Americans that was already stored in other government databases when there were no clear ties to terrorism.


I didn't do it!

The Emperor once again blames someone else for his problems.   His TOTAL inability to recognize his own failings is his major problem.  The narcicist in chief is never the problem and we just miss-understand his higher purposes and his superior leadership. 

Oh, I forgot he did take credit for Bin Ladin's death after he used ALL the intel gotten by the Bush administration to find him. Such a glowing resume -- one right decision and 3000+ bad ones in three and half years, we need to re-elect him - right??

March 22, 2012

Rick Santorum to appear at Racine's Roma Lodge.

6pm this Sunday...

UPDATE: This was apparently an error, Roma Lodge is denying the event is booked and says they do not allow political events at their facility.

UPDATE: The event will be at South Hills Country Club.

March 21, 2012

"This is not a boycott, it is an organized terrorist attack!"

The hate left attacks...

Funny how they aren't outraged about Bill Maher...

Well, no it is not funny it is just sad.

A point about the Edsel.

As the post about Obama's Edsel the Chevy Volt points out, the average income of the Volt buyer is $175,000.

Obama is giving buyers of this albatross a $7,500 tax credit.

Isn't that nothing but giving tax breaks to the rich?

I guess it is okay when Obama does it.

Here's an interesting Guess the Number

How could the number 683,131 affect every family in the US?

THE EDSEL REBORN!!

                                                      Obama Edsel II

Let's call it the Obama Edsel II instead of the Chevy Volt.  That is a more fitting descriptor to a car that is not likely to go anywhere but down.  The "Great Green Car" of the future is a FAILURE!  The people who are buying them are those in the "evil" 1%!!  Average income of an Obama Edsel II owner is $175,000.  Why is that?  Because the average worker is smart enough to recognize that the Obama Edsel II is not a "working man's car" because none of the advanced technology and new features make it practical for everyday use. 

The original Edsel failed according to marketing experts because the Edsel up as a supreme example of the corporate culture’s failure to understand American consumers.

Failure to understand the American consumer is something the Emperor does on a daily basis.  He believes he can force his desires on the American consumer by edict from the White House and by throwing millions of our tax dollars at the Obama Edsel II by subsidizing each purchase by $7500 tax credit.  I would never buy an Obama Edsel II and I sure don't want my tax dollars helping some rich 1% lefty buying his Obama Edsel II. 

The original Edsel is now considered a collectors item not to be driven but to show at car shows un-driven and preserved for all to see an example of marketing gone wrong.  Will we see Obama Edsel II's in antique shows of the future?  That's where they belong.

March 19, 2012

Bristol Palin layeths down the smack on Obama....

Truly a worthy read that lays out left wing selective outrage.

MRQ having a good time.

MRQ

X minus Y can cost you your A  Scoff

877 CASH COW  Steve

meghan mccain bikini  Elliot

calling me “Ishmael.”  Wigdy

not in the mood.  Trog

FBRQ

your website is down! Web Wit

Martini time Cindy

Scouting with Food.  Wigdy

No Pop  Chad

soldiers are zombies.  Tom

Who's going with me?  CFR

Men, life is good.  Carrie

having a good time.  Dipity

a genocidal maniac Gailann

I enjoy when the models ignore  Pierre

Please support "Smart meter" opt out legislation for Wisconsin

IMHO it is time to introduce and support "smart meter" opt out legislation in Wisconsin. That is, of course, only if you believe people ought to have the right to determine what kinds of devices are attached to THEIR homes and properties and apartments if the emissions affect their living areas.

A smart meter measures electric/gas/water usage remotely using pulses and bursts of radiofrequency radiation, similar to cell phone technology, though levels in both types of devices vary. Most state residents have at least one of these wireless meters installed, since the utilities never asked IF we wanted them in the first place.

"Smart meters" are being forced onto residents in Wisconsin regardless of people's feelings or knowledge about the privacy, security and health risks regarding these untested, non- UL approved, devices.

The issue boils down to:

*Do people here have the right to control the safety and privacy of their own home environments as they see fit, or do the utilities and Public Service Commission?

*Should the doctor-patient relationship be protected in Wisconsin, or can it - legally and ethically - be ignored by the utilities and Public Service Commission? (Some residents' doctors had written letters so individuals with concerns could opt out, which have been routinely refused.)

*Should the state be able to trash residents' opinions, which are based upon professional recommendations, such as the voice of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine calling for the HALT of the smart meter program due to health risks to the public, or other health officials recommending precautions?

*Should the only option for people with informed health or privacy concerns about smart meters be to go off grid or move to another state?

*Do Wisconsin residents actually know smart meters are just a tiny part of what the big smart grid plan is, and that plan includes "carbon management," "demand-response time-of-use pricings," and Grid Friendly (wireless) appliances and thermostats?

*Does Wisconsin want to be left in the dust in the growing privacy, property & health rights trend, where Michigan, Maine, Georgia, California, Vermont and Maryland have smart meter opt-out legislation in process or passed, and people are working in Texas, Illinois, Florida and elsewhere to protect consumers' rights? Or does this state want to stay in the dark ages, where the needs and beliefs of responsible, paying energy customers are tread upon by the authorities?

Please call state legislators to create/support legislation to allow residents to opt out of new smart meters and replace existing ones with safe, tried-and-true analog meters. A person can choose to turn a cell phone on or off, but smart meter radiation exposure is 100% involuntary - and unnecessary.

Voltonomics

From the email today, good analysis.  The numbers have changed a bit due to the cost of fuel under Obama but the point is made...

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Remove politics from your mind and check the numbers here.  
Cost to operate a Chevy Volt :

Eric Bolling (Fox Business Channel's Follow the Money) test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors.
 
For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine. Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery.  So, the range including the 9 gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh batery is approximately 270 miles. It will take you 4 1/2 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.
 
According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a    drained battery.
 
The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned so I looked up what I pay for electricity. I pay    approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh.
 
16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery.    $18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery.
 
Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine only that gets 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 mpg =  $0.10 per mile.
 
The gasoline powered car cost about $15,000 while the Volt costs $46,000.
 
So GM wants us to pay 3 times as much for a car that costs more that 7 times as much to run and takes 3 times as long to  drive across country.
 
REALLY?