Thursday, April 30, 2009
I remember the joy that all Kenoshans felt the day Chrysler stepped in and bought American Motors. Kenosha had new life and a chance for every single current and retired employee of our automaking plant to breath a sigh of relief.
Of course, that sigh of relief did not last for long when a couple years later, the Chrysler engine plant in Kenosha was shut down. Over 5500 people lost their jobs. For a city our size, that is a gigantic hit. Chrysler head Lee Iacocca's name was a curse word here in Kenosha.
Slowly about 1200 people were hired back to the engine plant.
Over the years, we have watched these numbers drop. I am not exactly sure where we are at today, but I am told about 700 employees remain.
Well, here we sit again. Another day, another deadline, another sickening feeling in our stomach.
Even as I sit and type this, there are many families in Kenosha worried sick.
Yesterday, the UAW approved changes to the contracts. The change to the contracts meant that all retirees lost their dental and vision insurance.
The situation today is pretty fluid and I am certain the Kenosha News is keeping up.
A few moments ago I heard the White House has told Chrysler they will need to go into bankruptcy.
I am not sure what bankruptcy means for Kenosha Chrysler workers and retirees, but I will try to find out.
Updated: As I am sure everyone has heard, Chrysler is filing for bankruptcy, probably by the end of the day.
What does that mean for Kenosha?
I don't know and I will not guess.
Here is an article hinting at the future of Chrysler. It has some depressing stuff in it about the Kenosha plant. Be forewarned- reading this could cause depression.
Just keep in mind, we have been here so many times before. We have been on this death watch for a lot of years.
Say a prayer for all of Kenosha.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Barack's in the basement
Obama is less popular than Nixon and Carter
President Obama's media cheerleaders are hailing how loved he is. But at the 100-day mark of his presidency, Mr. Obama is the second-least-popular president in 40 years.
According to Gallup's April survey, Americans have a lower approval of Mr. Obama at this point than all but one president since Gallup began tracking this in 1969. The only new president less popular was Bill Clinton, who got off to a notoriously bad start after trying to force homosexuals on the military and a federal raid in Waco, Texas, that killed 86. Mr. Obama's current approval rating of 56 percent is only one tick higher than the 55-percent approval Mr. Clinton had during those crises.
As the attached chart shows, five presidents rated higher than Mr. Obama after 100 days in office. Ronald Reagan topped the charts in April 1981 with 67 percent approval. Following the Gipper, in order of popularity, were: Jimmy Carter with 63 percent in 1977; George W. Bush with 62 percent in 2001; Richard Nixon with 61 percent in 1969; and George H.W. Bush with 58 percent in 1989.
It's no surprise the liberal media aren't anxious to point out that their darling is less popular than George W. Bush. But given the Gallup numbers, their hurrahs could be more subdued. USA Today's front page touted the April poll results as positive, with the headline: "Public thinks highly of Obama." The current cover of Newsweek magazine ponders "The Secret of His [Mr. Obama's] Success." The comparison with previous presidents is useful because they are usually popular during their first few months in office - and most presidents have been more popular than Mr. Obama.
The explanation for Mr. Obama's low approval is that he ran as a moderate but has governed from the far left. The fawning and self-deceiving press won't go there. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," host David Gregory asked a panel about critics who "would say one of the things that he's done in 100 days already is expand the role of government, the size of government." Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin claimed, "That's what he ran for the presidency in the first place for."
Perplexed about complaints over Mr. Obama's expansion of government, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham asked: "does no one listen during campaigns?"
It was these pundits who weren't paying attention during last year's campaign. In all three presidential debates, Mr. Obama promised to cut government spending and reduce the size of the deficit. He blamed the economic crisis on excessive deficits. At no time did candidate Barack Obama say that more deficit-spending was the solution.
Mr. Obama's popularity after 100 days is the second-lowest for a simple reason: He is more partisan and divisive than his predecessors - including Richard Nixon.
Liberals must be proud. He's less popular than George W. Bush who liberals like to say was the "Worst president. Ever."
What does that make Obama? "Worst president. Ever. REALLY!"
This time it was not only a no vote, but an emphatic no vote.
April Special election
As you can see, the school board is not making progress. In fact their support is moving backwards. Perhaps the voters are just starting to get mad. I do not know if I have seen it before, but it is very rare for special elections to bring out more voters than a primary election, but that happened this time. 2003 people voted yesterday, 1348 people voted in Feb.
Should we start taking bets?
8 chances before it passes
10 chances before it passes
What is your guess?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
But if you look a little closer, you will see that the base is none too thrilled. Daily Kos and their extremist crowd are not exactly jumping for joy. Maybe Michael Steele's words are starting make an impact.
On the other hand, he was going to lose his primary and we'd easily pick up the seat against Toomey, giving us a real Democrat in that seat. Doesn't seem like a great deal.On another liberal website, TNR, it gets even worse. They are calling him an unprincipled hack.
When a politician switches parties, it’s customary for the party he’s abandoned to denounce him as an unprincipled hack, and the party he’s joined to praise him as a brave convert who’s genuinely seen the light. But I think it’s pretty clear that Specter is an unprincipled hack. If his best odds of keeping his Senate seat lay in joining the Communist party, he’d probably do that.
I love what one of the comments said:
Yes, but he's now OUR unprincipled hack.So even as the media is jumping for joy today, the real Dem party faithful are not fooled.
RNC chairman Michael Steele had this to say:
Republicans look forward to beating Sen. Specter in 2010, assuming the Democrats don't do it first."From the looks of things, there are already several candidates wanting to run in the Democrat primary.
Either way, the load is off the Republicans to carry this guy when he has betrayed the principles of our party. It is easy to say that he will betray the Democrat Party principles also.
Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says good riddance to Arlen Specter -- a good spin, given the options.Are you kidding me?
"Let's be honest," Steele says in a statement. "Senator Specter didn't leave the GOP based on principles of any kind. He left to further his personal political interests because he knew that he was going to lose a Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record.
"Republicans look forward to beating Sen. Specter in 2010, assuming
the Democrats don't do it first."
Pat Toomey, a very very conservative former congressman, seems to be
the current favorite for the Pennsylvania GOP nomination next year. Unclear whom
Steele is referring to as a potential Specter challenger in the primary.
I have gotten more excited emails over Specter leaving the GOP.
This news could not be any better for the GOP.
Of course the Dems already had the veto proof majority because Specter keep voting with the Democrats.
Although I was grateful for Specter's work getting Roberts and Alito confirmed, I have no support for him otherwise.
It was good to here that RNC chair, Michael Steele, was willing to follow the lead of the state parties and work to get Specter out of office.
Arlen Specter has behaved as a democrat for a long time, thank goodness none of my money will every make it into his campaign coffers.
Bye, bye Arlen
I am not going to blame Obama, but this happened on his behalf. People that work for Obama looking for that perfect photo to compliment the President's administration. Proganda photos is what they were looking for.
In the meantime- there was panic on the streets of New York.
As Jay Weber said this morning, any 15 year old with Photoshop could have gotten the Adminstration a great photo.
In the meantime, how much did this photo op cost the American people.
I do not normally feel sorry for New Yorkers- but after this blithering idiot move by our own government, I do today.
Monday, April 27, 2009
If you're poor you probably can't afford a home.
I love how he re-writes history and blames conservatives for the housing bubble. Hey Barney! We conservatives don't think people who can't afford a home should have the banks forced to give them a loan! DEMOCRATS DO!
... will continue to push for home ownership.
So which one is it, Barney? Should the poor own homes or can they not afford them? Democrats believe both. Screw the hard-working middle class. They'll fund the bailouts.
How does he keep getting re-elected? Thank you Massachusetts for the housing crisis.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Why am I not shocked that Al Gore not only supports a cap and trade tax but a carbon tax also.
For those who still do not understand what the Cap and Trade legislation will do to the American people, now is a good time to figure it out.
Even President Obama says it will be expensive.
In today's New York Post entitled 100 Days, 100 Mistakes: Sarahcuda strikes again!
Obama soared to victory on the hopeful promise of a new era of bipartisanship. During his inaugural address he even promised an 'end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.'
Too bad it took all of three days for the promise to ring hollow.
Start with Obama's big meeting with top congressional leaders on his signature legislation -- the stimulus -- on the Friday after his inauguration. Listening to Republican concerns about overspending was a nice gesture -- until he shut down any hopes of real dialogue by crassly telling Republican leaders: 'I won.' Even the White House's leaking of the comment was a slap at the Republican leadership, who'd expected Obama to adhere to the custom of keeping private meetings with congressional leadership, well, private.
It's only gone downhill from there. The stimulus included zero Republican recommendations, and failed to get a single House Republican vote.
It's not just the tactic of using Republicans for bipartisan photo-ops, and then cutting them loose before partisan decisions, that irks Obama's opponents. The new president wasted no time rushing forward with policies and legislation guaranteed to drive Republicans nuts. The first bill he signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- a partisan hot-button that drew all of eight Republican supporters in the entire Congress. Then there was the swift reversal of Bush policies on abortion and embryonic-stem-cell research -- issues dear to the Republican base.
And when Obama and the Democrats in Congress took up SCHIP -- the children's health-insurance bill that Republicans say vastly expands government's role in health care -- they had an easy chance for real bipartisanship. After all, the bill had been hashed out in the previous Congress, and a bipartisan accord was reached before President Bush responded with a veto. Did the Obama team push for the compromise version in the 111th Congress? Nope. They went back to the drawing board, ramming through the Democrats' dream version.
Of course, the lack of bipartisanship isn't limited to Capitol Hill. Obama has taken gratuitous swipes at the Republicans who recently decamped Washington, blaming President Bush for everything from the economy and the war to the lack of sufficient puppies and rainbows. And who could forget the Rush Limbaugh flap -- in which Obama's top advisers, including chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, orchestrated a public relations campaign meant to undermine the Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele, by framing talk-radio personality Limbaugh as the real head of the Republican Party.
For now, Obama's back-pedal on the bipartisanship promise just makes him look insincere. But the real consequences of the mistake will be felt soon enough. As Presidents Bush and Clinton could tell him, congressional majorities do change -- and at some point, Obama will need Republicans on his side. He'd be smart to spend his second 100 days making up for the serious snubs of his first."
-- Sarah Palin is the governor of Alaska
My personal favorite statement:
Obama has taken gratuitous swipes at the Republicans who recently decamped Washington, blaming President Bush for everything from the economy and the war to the lack of sufficient puppies and rainbows.
Does anyone remember President Bush blaming everything on President Clinton. Sure pundits and commenters blamed President Clinton. But did you ever here President Bush blame Clinton for handing him a recession or making America less safe because Clinton did not have the courage to get Bin Laden when he could?
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Last week, President Obama put partisan politics above the safety of Americans. President Obama released the classified interrogation practices of our CIA.
Easily this mistake has been the most crucial and possibly deadly decision of his young presidency.
Barack Obama is the president and he most certainly has the right to disagree with Bush administration and his advisors on what type of interrogation practices the CIA should adhere too. No doubt, the President has every right to not like the practices of the CIA and set new policies to change them. That debate and the changes should have taken place internally.
This information should have never taken place in the public eye. Doing so only emboldens our enemies and gives our enemies the inside information they need to plan and carry out attacks against the United States.
Now whether or not you believe that water boarding should be part of America’s arsenal of interrogation practices, we should be able to agree that making life easier on the enemies of the country is not a terrible bright thing to do.
Unfortunately, instead of privately making the changes that he desired, President Obama heeded the call of the extremists in his own party and decided that going after Bush administration individuals because of differences of opinion on what are expectable interrogation practices and what are not.
This decision was made based on partisan politics and was not based of what can be done to keep Americans safe.
See today’s Wall Street Journal.
This decision made by President Obama was meant to damage President Bush at the behest of his liberal friends. Our national security and the very safety of this country’s citizens are now in danger. Obama did it to make the left nutcases happy.
Don’t get me wrong, as citizens of this country, after 9/11, we all face some sort of danger anyway. It does not matter who is president, the success of the United States has created enormous enemies.
President Obama has made this country less safe and he did it for political reasons.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I heard the people at work talking about this a couple of days ago. They were talking about Perez Hilton trash talking Miss California.
Since I am totally clueless on the hip Hollywood world, I actually thought they were talking about Paris Hilton. The ladies at work set me straight. Apparently this Perez fellow fancies himself a maker and breaker of Hollywood careers.
Well, congratulations Perez! You just made a new hero.
Problem is, this new hero he created is a conservative woman. Carrie Prejean.
Quick! Answer this question: Who is the new Miss USA?
Until I saw this video, I had no clue either, but I sure know who took second place.
The more she speaks, it is clear that she is a strong smart conservative Christian woman.
She believes in no more bailouts, marriage is between a man and woman, God and country.
I too would like to say: Thank you, Perez!
As Hot Air says: She is one of us.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Announcements were that there were over 5,000 people that attended.
Of course, the media is not giving any official numbers, but even the Milwaukee Journal stated that several thousand appeared to be in attendance. Officials refused to give a count, instead folks were referred to the Department of Administration. The very same Department of Administration run by liberal governor Jim Doyle and big spending buddies. Imagine that, they are refusing to give an estimate.
Our dear governor wasn't even in the state of Wisconsin at the time. The liberals that control both houses in the state scheduled committee meetings all day long so that they were not in their offices at the time of protesters showed up to deliver our tea bags. We delivered them anyway.
I got evidence. Folks were there with every skin color. Republican, Democrat and Independents- you name it, they were all there.
Saw a friend there that lives in Madison and he said that he could not believe it, but for once our capital city looked like the conservatives outnumbered the liberals.
Double click on photos to enlarge.
More pics to follow
Updated: Stories from around the state
Capital Times- Madison
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
If you cannot make it to a Tea Party tomorrow, still join in the fun and send a virtual tea bag to President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Go ahead and try it.
Everybody is prepping for the big gig all across the country.
Keep in mind, fellow exasperated taxpayers, the media is prepping too.
They are already writing their stories.
If we have 5000 people at the Taxpayer Tea Party, the media will claim only 2500 showed up.
The media will make a bee line for every single whacky person in the crowd. Of course, that whacky person will have something stupid to say and it will be all over the national news.
Keep in mind, the media wants to paint us as radical and racists for opposing the massive spending and tax increases.
Don't worry about signing up, just show up. However, if you want to take a bus, you will have to register here.
Here are the details (Notice that our Congressman, Paul Ryan has been added to the list)
What: Tea Party - Taxpayer Rally
Date: April 15th, 2009
Where: Wisconsin State Capitol - King Street Madison, WI
When:11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Speakers: The Rock Star of Radio - Vicki McKenna
The Honorable Paul Ryan - Member of Congress
Americans for Prosperity State Director - Mark Block
WTAQ Radio- Green Bay - Jerry Bader
WSAU Radio- Wausau- Pat Snyder
Milwaukee God Squad- Pastor David King
Chairman State GOP- Reince Priebus
Hunters Alliance (HARC) - Tony Ungerer
Wisconsin Family Action - Julaine Appling
Madison Area High School - Melika Willoughby
Additional Comments from Dave Ross, Mayor of Superior, Matt Harter,Mayor-Elect of LaCrosse, Ed Thompson, Mayor of Tomah and Sean Duffy, District Attorney, Ashland County
Hey- I will be there too.
If you are interested in having your own signs printed, go to this site. You can take them to Office Max and it normally takes a few minutes.
Monday, April 13, 2009
I have never seen such a sniveling bunch of brats that need someone to hold their hands so they can get their jobs done.
As of right now, the sniveling legislators have managed to pass only 9 of 419 bills this year and there is only one week left in the legislative session. NINE, that is it!
There is even a legislator that complained that the Governor and Piper don't bring them bagels anymore.
Here are few more good ones.
One legislator wrote a bill on parental consent when it comes to abortion, which Palin supports. The legislator who wrote the bill is complaining that when the bill was in committee, no one from Palin's office went to the committee meeting to answer questions. Huh? You wrote the bill, dude and you expect the governor to show up and answer the questions. You answer the questions! You wrote the bill for heaven's sake!
Another good one. The head state senator is the legislature is having difficulty deciding what to do with the stimulus money. He is not sure what to do because he cannot get an answer on whether Palin will veto his bills:
Senate President Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, said it has been difficult to deal with state acceptance of federal stimulus money, because legislators can't get answers about whether Palin will veto budgets that include stimulus money.
Seriously dude, do your job. Do what you think is best for the state of Alaska. If Palin vetoes it, then fight to overcome the veto, if you are truly following the will of the people of Alaska. (Actually, I can see why the senator does not want to pass the stimulus money, the folks in Alaska are not really happy about it. He knows that the people of Alaska are fiscal conservatives and are backing the governor on this one.)
This fellow must take the cake. Whining and sniveling like a 5 year old because Mommy is leaving them with a baby sitter for 36 hours:
"There are some concerns (in the Capitol) about the focus of our chief executive because she's taken a speaking engagement in Indiana for a 36-hour period with only 72 hours left in the legislative session," Ramras said.
Turns out this particular state representative in Alaska, has a horrible attendance record, as highlighted here at Conservatives 4 Palin.
Of course, each and every single one of these guys complaining are Republican legislators. Governor Palin, of course, is not a legislator and yet they are complaining that she will miss a day this week of the LEGISLATIVE SESSION. Good grief.
I remember once the Governor stated that dealing with the state legislators is like babysitting.
Apparently the governor has decided to give up manning the Romper Room and decided to let these goofballs answer for their own actions.
Well, the end of the legislative session is near and these legislators are looking to blame the Governor for their own legislative failures.
Of course, the media has Palin Derangement Syndrome and the legislators may actually get away with not doing their jobs when it comes to the media.
But in a few days these legislators are going to have to go home and face their constituents having completely failed to do their jobs. Will their constituents allow them to get away with this excuse? Perhaps a few of them will, but the people of Alaska are a lot smarter than this. Even with the constant blasting at Governor Palin, she has a 60% approval rating. Clearly the people of Alaska are not buying this drivel and sniveling from the state legislators.
Can you imagine if this happened in Wisconsin or any other state? The state legislators, both Republican or Democrat, would be laughed out of office for behaving like children.
I got a kick out of one of the comments I read this morning at Hot Air. Someone said that Governor Palin not only has to change Trig's diapers, but the diapers of her state legislators also.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I know that President Bush did it too, and he got creamed for it. As well he should have been creamed for it. No American President should be bowing to anyone, ever.
What amazes me is that the Obama administration is blatantly lying to the American people. How can you insist that he did not bow? We can clearly see that he did bow. Hey America, don't believe your lying eyes!
How is it that you would treat the American people with so little respect and treat them as if they are ignorant by denying what everyone can clearly see with their own eyes?
It is disrespectful to do this to the American people.
This issue would simply be over if the Obama administration has just simply said that "yes, he bowed to a Saudi and he should not have". Everyone would have moved on by now. Lying just makes it worse and the problem continue.
The Obama administration just needs stop lying to the American people, admit he screwed up, so we can all move on.
Edited to add:
My bad, Michelle Malkin is setting all of us right wingers straight. President Obama was not actually bowing he has just gotten into the latest dance craze. The new move is called "the Hunch of Hope".
Thursday, April 09, 2009
According to the media, on the opposite end of the genius spectrum is our President. Harvard Law Man, Law Professor at Columbia and all around genius is what we were told America needed. Of course President Obama will keep Americans safe; after all, he graduated from Harvard Law School!
Our new President stood regally in front of tens of thousands in Prague; he proudly proclaimed that he would end nuclear proliferation. In the meantime, a tiny little man standing in a third world country where his own people are starving and begging for help; manages to fire off a rocket that can make it all the way to the state of Alaska. Of course, the rocket did not make it too Alaska. The booster only made it to stage two before falling harmlessly into the Pacific Ocean. How many times can we count on the North Koreans failing? Eventually they are going to get it right.
Of course, President Obama, rattled his saber and told the North Koreans in no uncertain terms that they were not to launch that rocket.
"Rules must be binding," the president told his audience in Prague on Sunday. "Violations must be punished. Words must mean something."
So what did President Obama’s threatening words mean? Nothing.
He turned the decision making of our country over to the UN to make a decision on the violation. The UN, of course, plans on doing nothing. One of those standing in the way of doing anything as a UN council is Russia.
America and our new President look foolish. Clearly words mean nothing to Kim Jong Il.
Now, on to the “Hillbilly from Wasilla”. After hearing the reaction of our new President and then watching the new administration promptly go out and cut missile defense spending the day after this incident, Governor Sarah Palin clearly was not impressed.
“I am deeply concerned with North Korea’s development and testing program which has clear potential of impacting Alaska, a sovereign state of the United States, with a potentially nuclear armed warhead,” Governor Palin said. “I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that we continue to develop and perfect the global missile defense network. Alaska’s strategic location and the system in place here have proven invaluable in defending the nation.”
Governor Palin stressed the importance of Fort Greely and the need for continued funding for the Missile Defense Agency. The governor is firmly against U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ proposed $1.4 billion reduction of the Missile Defense Agency. Greely’s isolated location in Alaska as well as its strategic location in the Pacific allows for maximum security and development of the country’s only ground-based missile defense complex.
Even the “Hillbilly from Wasilla” recognized that our reaction, cutting defense spending, the day after this incident was probably not the brightest move by the current administration.
The “Hillbilly from Wasilla” probably should have just recognized that the President is busy right now. Why worry about the safety of Alaskans or the rest of America when you are in the middle of a coronation tour with Europe?
As if Governor Palin does not have it bad enough, this is not the only hit our missile defense problem that President Obama has created for the state of Alaska.
Remember the lovely stimulus package that Palin is currently fighting with the administration over, well there have been more shots taken at Alaska’s ability to not only protect its shores but the shores of their fellow Americans.
Governor Palin requested stimulus funds to upgrade the Kodiak Launch Site. This is the infrastructure spending that the President requested. This is a shovel ready project that creates jobs and improves the defense of Alaska and America.
President Obama’s administration denied the funds for this stimulus project.
For some reason, the Harvard Law School Genius seems to believe that lining the pockets of ACORN in order to get himself re-elected is more important that investing in the safety of every single American.
It sure seems that the “Hillbilly from Wasilla” is smart enough to recognize that the safety of America’s citizens is the biggest priority any administration should have. Apparently, the Harvard Law School Genius has not picked up on that yet.
But, hey media…you got your Harvard Law School Genius elected…but do you feel safe?
Perhaps the “Hillbilly from Wasilla” is not quite the hillbilly you made her out to be.
Updated: As if right on queue, Governor Palin released this statement today:
“Your announcement of a proposed $1.4 billion reduction of the Missile Defense Agency’s budget is not the best decision for today’s threat environment. Alaska is committed to supporting continued missile defense implementation at Fort Greely and the development of future technology through our Kodiak Launch Complex, which has access to the Gulf of Alaska Maritime Exercise Area. This unique training space offers a safe and secure location to further develop and test future missile intercept technologies in conjunction with the latest sea-based and land-based radar.
“I am deeply concerned with North Korea’s development and testing program. It has the clear potential of impacting Alaska, Hawaii, and possibly the West Coast, with a nuclear-armed warhead. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that we continue to develop and perfect our global missile defense shield.”
Here is a copy of the letter sent to Secretary Gates.
Once again, H/T Conservatives 4 Palin
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Let me get this straight, a guy, born in Turkey, now a Canadian citizen, steals a plane in Canada from a flight school, flies into US airspace, refuses to make any sort of radio contact, even when visual contact was made, the pilot still refused to land, continues to fly around the US through 6 different and we did not plant one up this guy's keister???
Sorry folks, I got wound up listening to Jay Weber this morning.
We have no idea what this guy's intentions were. Our military had the opportunity to take this guy out over any number of empty corn fields and they did not.
There are so many reasons to bring this plane down, starting with 9/11. What if he was carrying a plane load of chemical weapons? I know that someone mentioned anthrax on the radio show, but it could be much worse than that. Our state capital shut down yesterday because no one had a clue what this guy was doing.
Even if this guy did avoid making any movement towards highly populated areas, he could have actually done more damage just by crash landing in Lake Michigan fully loaded with chemicals. This is the water we live off of in this state. (Michigan, Illinois and Ohio also live off of this water) How much water is sucked into our water filtration plants before the water is recognized as contaminated? Severely contaminating our water supply is a great way to launch a chemical war against America. Hey, since he didn't make any threatening moves toward a highly populated area, everything must be cool, right?
Can you imagine? The terrorists were watching this entire scene. If this was not meant as a dry run for terrorism(man caused disasters), it turned into one anyway.
Turns out the guys was suicidal who was attempting to get himself shot down...I would have obliged him.
Monday, April 06, 2009
As always, the funding is the great sticking point. We will get it hashed out.
I have received so many phone calls. Thanks everyone, hang in there.
Here is today's story in the Kenosha News.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
For years, Americans blamed Bush for our lack of international support in any venture. Hopefully Americans will slowly come to the realization that President Bush was not necessarily the problem when it came to the world community.
The protests that so many said were against George Bush, are continuing with President Obama in charge. They are just as violent as ever.
Sure, there are still plenty of world leaders that want their pictures taken with President Obama, but as far as going beyond that, few countries are showing any real support. The world leaders has their pictures taken with President Bush also.
Certainly a couple of countries have promised a few dozen soldiers here and there for training purposes. Even though President Obama thinks that the Afghan war is a justifiably war, the world does not think this to be true. The world also sent a few troops to fight in Iraq also.
I support President Obama's idea of sending more troops into Afghanistan to try and root out the thugs that threaten our freedom, just like I supported President Bush in Iraq. Clearly, after what has happened in the last several days, President Obama will be "going it alone" when it comes to Afghanistan.
A few countries have promised some money, but only a trillion dollars has been promised worldwide. As a nation, we have already dumped a trillion dollars into the markets and we are still in trouble. We are fooling ourselves if we think another trillion dollars will correct all of the problems WORLDWIDE.
Our problem was not President Bush, as we can clearly see now. I do not blame President Obama for the world hating us, even though the lefties blamed President Bush.
The world hates our freedom. With freedom comes responsibility. It is the personal responsibilities that these people do not like. Too many people in the world are willing to hand over their responsibilities, by extension their freedom, to their governments.
Changing the name in the Oval Office has not really changed the world's opinion of us. For some reason, the liberals believed that this was an important priority during the last election.
The question is whether or not President Obama will coware in fear to those that hate us. Will President Obama go along to get along?
Will President Obama take away our freedom to protect us from our responsibilities?
So far, it appears that President Obama has no problem taking our freedoms and our responsibilities. He seems to be willing to cave to world opinion about him. That is sad.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Your result for Which Supreme Court Justice Are You Test...
You are Chief Justice John Roberts
You agreed with Roberts 83% of the time.
Chief Justice Roberts 83%
Justice Alito 82%
Justice Scalia 79%
Justice Thomas 76%
Justice Kennedy 62%
Justice Breyer 35%
Justice Ginsburg 27%
Justice Souter 26%
Justice Stevens 26%
There is definitely some mocking taking place:
Barack Obama, the World's Greatest Orator (™all news organisations), didn't exactly cover himself in glory when the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson asked him a question about who was to blame for the financial crisis. Normally word perfect, Obama ummed, ahed and waffled for the best part of two and a half minutes. Here, John Crace decodes what he was really thinking ...
Americans are quickly becoming aware of our new President's um's and er's. President Obama is full of the um's and the er's when he is attempting to BS his way through a press conference.
I do find in rather interesting that the um's and the er's virtually disappear when President Obama is blaming and apologizing for all of his fellow Americans for all of the world's problems.
President Obama said the US had “failed to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world”.
His speech in Strasbourg went further than any United States president in history in criticising his own country’s action while standing on foreign soil.
Then President Obama proceeds to blame Europe for being mean to Americans or something like that.
Amazingly, the Europeans have not only slapped him away as far as pumping trillions of dollars into failing US economies, but they also slapped him away as far as getting more fighting troops into Afganistan.
The American media are so busy praising Obama for his "tough love" that they have not recognized that President Obama got zero help on this trip to Europe on anything.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Not a single Republican voted for the monstrocity of a budget.
There might even be a few Republicans that have been scared to the straight and narrow path.
The package was approved on a 55-43 vote. GOP Sens. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine -- who voted in favor
of the president's stimulus bill last month -- voted against what is essentially the blueprint of Obama's economic policies going forward.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Still the massive debt increasing, freedom stealing, lefty extreme loving budget passed.
The House version of the budget passed by a margin of 233-196 in a virtual party-line vote. All but 20 House Democrats supported it; no House Republican voted in favor.
In London, England, where he has been attending the Group of 20 summit, President Obama lauded the House vote.
"Tonight, the House of Representatives took another step toward rebuilding our struggling economy," he said in a statement.
Okay, conservatives, tell me you are not laughing at President Obama's statement. We are rebuilding our economy by spending trillions of dollars we do not have????
Disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is on a resort vacation in Florida, was indicted today on a host of federal corruption charges dating back to 2002 even before he was sworn in as governor.
Several aides were also charged in the 75-page indictment filed late Thursday afternoon in federal court.
I guess that I am surprised that so many people went down at one time.
I wonder how and if this affects Senator Burris?
Robert Blagojevich was the person that Senator Burris was contacted by in the selling of Obama's seat.
I wonder how this affects President Obama?
Funny how these indictments drag Tony Rezko back into the mix. The same Tony Rezko that helped Obama purchase his home.
There were several new allegations, including:
That Blagojevich, Monk, Kelly and previously convicted Blagojevich associate Tony Rezko agreed to use the governor's office for financial gain and would spilt the proceeds after Blagojevich left office. They agreed to a scheme in which they would split fees after directing state pension business to a certain company whose lobbyists agreed to pay Rezko for the business. Rezko then agreed to split the fees with the group
If you think the school systems in Wisconsin are just fine than vote for Tony Evers, if you want to see someone shake things up and work to improve our children's education, then vote for Rose Fernandez:
The office of Superintendent of Public Instruction probably doesn’t make much difference in the day to day life of many people, including students and teachers.
But the right candidate, a candidate who is willing to ruffle feathers and willing to say that the state needs to improve its educational performance might make a difference.
We think that candidate is Rose Fernandez.
She is the “conservative” candidate in this year’s contest, but we think she has some appeal for voters who usually don’t lean that way. Her stance on the state’s school funding formula, for example, is that the formula should continue to offer a strong equalization component so educational opportunities are not dependent so much on the wealth of the community where a school is located. She also thinks the state should continue to offer a high level of support to local schools so property taxpayers are not overburdened.
If elected, she would automatically be a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, and she said she will push for a tuition freeze at the University of
Wisconsin System for the four years of her term.
Fernandez, 51, is a pediatric nurse by profession. She became involved in educational policy as the leader of a coalition of parents interested in virtual schools. Last year she helped push through legislation that kept the state’s virtual schools open. Among her priorities are charter schools and merit pay for teachers.
The other candidate, Tony Evers, 57, is currently the deputy secretary. He’s a sincere, competent man who will keep the Department of Public Instruction on a steady course. He is a career educator, one who is proud of Wisconsin’s educational legacy. He believes that education is the foundation of democracy and the driver of the state’s economic engine.
We have no quarrel with those ideas, and if you think public education in Wisconsin is on the right path, Evers is probably the candidate to support. If you think, as we do, that public education is in danger of slipping in quality, then this is a good time
to vote for an outsider to lead the Department of Public Instruction.
We think that the steady course the DPI has been on isn’t good enough. We recommend a vote for Rose Fernandez for superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction. She has shown some political skill and from the position of state
superintendent, she may be able to push for some significant improvements in
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Americans need to be paying attention right now!
Today, the Democrats and the President roll out the most massive budget America has ever seen. Debt and deficit spending beyond any Americans wildest dreams will be rammed down the throat of Americans.
Don't be fooled, this entire massive debt producing budget will be all on the shoulders of the Democrats and there is next to nothing Republicans can do to stop this massive budget.
There are actually a few Democrats that appear to be in a panic about this budget. Their prayer right now is that President Obama's approval ratings are high enough that they will not get hit as hard by the realities of this massive budget.
There is a reason why this budget is being rolled out to the American people while President Obama is partying in Europe. It is a distraction. Instead of reporting on Obama's massive budget, the nightly news gets to report on Obama's European popularity.
Don't be distracted.
Even though this budget will probably be rammed through sending our future into debt producing chaos, the GOP needs to continue to show America the difference between responsible government spending and chaos. For eight years, many in the GOP ignored responsible spending practices, but the time has come to get back to a future built on financial responsibility not deficit spending.
Wisconsin's very own Congressman Paul Ryan is leading the charge:
House Republicans will offer an alternative plan. This too is no ordinary budget. As the opposition party, we believe this moment must be met by offering the American people a different way forward -- one based on our belief that America is an exceptional nation, and we want to keep it that way. Our budget applies our country's enduring first principles to the problems of our day.
Rather than attempting to equalize the results of peoples' lives and micromanaging their affairs, we seek to preserve our system of protecting our natural rights and equalizing opportunity for all. The plan works to accomplish four main goals: 1) fulfill the mission of health and retirement security; 2) control our nation's debts; 3) put the economy on a path of growth and leadership in the global economy; and 4) preserve the American legacy of leaving the next generation better off.
Instead of doubling the debt in five years, and tripling it in 10, the Republican budget curbs the explosion in spending called for by the president and his party. Our plan halts the borrow-and-spend philosophy that brought about today's economic problems, and puts a stop to heaping ever-growing debt on future generations -- and it does so by controlling spending, not by raising taxes. The greatest difference lies in the size of government our budgets achieve over time
Do you think that America believed that they were voting on doubling of the debt when they voted for Obama?