Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

Wisconsin: King Barrett, Queen Falk, Who Will Rule

Mayor Barrett Indicates When He’ll Decide About Run For Governor

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POSTED: 4:58 pm CST March 7, 2012
UPDATED: 7:39 pm CST March 7, 2012

MILWAUKEE — There are some new developments in the potential recall race for governor.
For the first time, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is putting a timeframe on his decision whether to enter the race.

He’s running for re-election as mayor but will he also jump into a possible recall race for governor?

He’s not answering that question yet, but now, for the first time, the mayor is indicating when he might make up his mind.
With an election for mayor less than four weeks away, Barrett continued to deflect any questions about a possible run for governor.”I am certainly considering running for governor, but I haven’t made a decision quite honestly,” Barrett said.

Read more at WISN 12.

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Wis: Will The Mayor Of Ashland Please Call Bob Jauch

Ashland mayor holds out hope that mining bill isn’t quite dead
By Dan O’Donnell
CREATED 5:47 PM

ASHLAND – The mayor of a town near where Gogebic Tactonite planned to build an iron ore mine voiced his displeasure with the Wisconsin Senate‘s defeat of a bill that would have streamlined the state’s mining permitting process.

Gogebic announced Wednesday that it would pull out of Wisconsin, citing the difficulty in building a mine that it claimed would have created hundreds of jobs in Ashland and Iron Counties.

“No jobs is a loss,” said Ashland Mayor Bill Whalen, who added that he doesn’t believe that the bill is completely dead. “It would be nice to know if we’ve got jobs coming or not, but if you’re asking me if it’s over yet, I don’t think it’s quite over yet.”

Read more at 620 WTMJ

Maybe the mayor should call Bob Jauch. Here is his number.

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Contact Information
415 South, State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707-7882

Phone Numbers
Capitol Office: (608)266-3510
or toll-free (800) 469-6562
Fax: (608) 266-3580

Scott Walker Wis. Recall Data Base Information, March 7, 2012

Recall information for Scott Walker.

Check your name or see if your friends neighbors or relatives signed the recall.

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Texas Students Chant USA, And It Is Called Racist, Don’t We Live In USA?

School says Students’ Use of “USA USA” Chant is Racist

By Todd Starnes/TWITTER
A Texas school district has filed a complaint alleging that students from a rival school engaged in racism by chanting “USA, USA” at a basketball game. The students involved in the incident were reprimanded and forced to apologize.

The San Antonio Independent School District filed the complaint with the University Interscholastic League, the governing body for athletics in Texas. They allege that students at Alamo Heights High School began chanting “USA, USA” after they defeated Edison High School to win a region basketball championship.

Edison’s team is predominantly Hispanic, said Leslie Price, a spokesperson for the San Antonio ISD.

“The implication as they are not American citizens,” Price told Fox News. “We understand competiveness and rivalry, but you need to choose your words and think about the meaning behind them.”

Price said she believes the “USA, USA” chant was racially motivated.

“It was chanted selectively at a school that is predominantly Hispanic and there was understanding of that,” she said.

Price said the school district was bombarded with a number of people who found the “USA, USA” chant to be “very disrespectful.”
“That might be chanted at international soccer games,” she said. “But this is not a chant that these students chant at all of their basketball games. It was selective.”

According to local news accounts, the chanting occurred immediately after Alamo Heights won the championship. It lasted about five seconds before the head coach ordered the students to stop.

Read more at Fox News and Todd Starnes

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Terrible, Just Terrible, Carbonite Took 12 % Stock Drop

Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement
Published: 4:30 PM 03/06/2012
By Jeff Poor – The Daily Caller

On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his company’s website declaring that Carbonite had decided to “withdraw” advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it will “ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse”

However, it hasn’t done much to contribute to his company’s stock price. Since the market opened on Monday through its close today, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points. It was also one of the biggest decliners on the NASDAQ on Tuesday.

Read more at The Daily Caller. I feel just terrible.

As Rush would sometimes say, he,he,he,he!

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Will Wausau Media Look Into Union Boss Calling Women A “Pig”

EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Labor Leader Calls Female GOP Sen. “Pig,” Harasses and Intimidates
By: Brian Sikma

John Spiegelhoff is a union boss with AFSCME Council 40 in northern Wisconsin. Spiegelhoff regularly appears in the news commenting about various issues that impact union members in the area represented by his union. Since the passage of collective bargaining reform in 2011, he has publicly championed the recall of State Senator Pam Galloway, a first-term Republican lawmaker from Wausau. In the spring of 2011 he was involved in a controversy when he filed a grevience with the Wausau School District after an 86 year-old man volunteered to be a crossing guard. The man’s volunteerism undercut the union’s power and influence, according to Spiegelhoff.

E-mails sent to Media Trackers from a grassroots activist reveal Spiegelhoff regularly harassing Pam Galloway for various positions that she has adopted. In dozens of e-mails sent between May 2011 and February 2012, Spiegelhoff threatens, harasses, and attempts to intimidate Galloway while berating her for votes that she cast in the state Senate. An e-mail sent on August 2011 has Spiegelhoff calling Galloway a “pig” after she was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Calling her service in the Senate “a reign of terror” and characterizing her work as “immoral,” Speigelhoff cast himself as a leader of the recall effort declaring “I am actively working against you.” Numerous e-mails contained threatening subject lines such as “we are coming for you,” and “here we come.” Another e-mail twice contained the threat, “stay home, Pam,” something that could be interpreted as chauvinistic.

Read more at Media Trackers

Where is the media in Wausau and Northern Wisconsin on this story? If the media reported on Rush Limbaugh this last week, will they look into and report on this story? Not likely since they are in chahoots with the unions and democrats!

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Ironwood: Michigan Sticks It To Wisconsin. New Copper Mine

MDEQ holds hearing on Orvana mine permit

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – At least 100 people attended a public hearing for the proposed Copperwood Project Tuesday in the Lindquist Center gym at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood Township.

The hearing was hosted by the Michigan Department of Environment Quality, and was set up to help Orvana Resources secure the final approval of Permit 632, a 6,300-page document allowing the company to run a copper mine in Ironwood and Wakefield townships.

Jim Lorenson, president of Gogebic Community College, addressed the crowd to start off the meeting.

Read more at the Ironwood Daily Globe.

Huh, so two miles across the boarder in Ironwood, Michigan is going forward with a copper mine. What does Michigan know that Wisconsin democrats and Dale Schultzdon’t know?

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Madison: World Championship Cheese Contest

World Championship Cheese Contest finals being held in Madison

MADISON — Watching 40 judges in white lab coats nibble on cheese and then spit the samples into garbage cans might not sound like an elegant evening to most people, but hundreds of cheese lovers have paid $25 each for a close-up view of Wednesday’s World Championship Cheese Contest finals.

This is the first year the international contest has charged admission to its finals, which historically have been low-key affairs attended by just a handful of spectators and reporters. But with a growing number of foodies seeking to outdo each other in their pursuit of local, sustainable, organic and handcrafted fare, the artisan cheese competition has become a hot ticket among those looking to get their gouda on.

The contest held every two years in Madison typically draws more than 2,000 entries from nearly two dozen nations. Usually, only the judges taste the cheese, but this year 400 ticketholders will be able to sample 15 of the top entries, mingle with Wisconsin cheesemakers and meet the international panel of judges. The event is sold out.

Read more at Green Bay Press Gazette.

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Guest Op-Ed: Time To Tame Milwaukee’s Tech School

Reforming the MATC Board

West Bend’s own Sen. Glenn Grothman is leading the charge to change how the Milwaukee Area Technical College is governed and it’s ruffling some feathers across southeastern Wisconsin. The only problem is that it’s not ruffling enough feathers.

At issue is how the board that runs MATC is appointed. There are nine members of the MATC Board who serve three-year terms with three members appointed every year. The process for appointing them is truly a system that only a bureaucrat from Byzantium could love. A committee of 21 school board presidents from school districts within the MATC district is formed to appoint board members from a pool of applicants.

The biggest problem with the proposal, however, is that it is far too timid. The underlying problem with MATC’s governance is that it is controlled by an unelected board with taxing authority. It is a classic case of taxation without representation. The MATC Board is appointed by elected people, but they are not directly accountable to the people while having full power to tax those same people.

That lack of accountability has led to MATC spending and taxing with an abandon that would even make our representatives in Madison blush. Between 2001 and 2011, the MATC Board increased the property tax levy by 53.32 percent and increased overall spending by 49.84 percent. Over that same period, student enrollment increased by only 22.14 percent.

Read more at what needs to change at The West Bend Daily News Link.

Owen B. Robinson, a West Bend resident, is a blogger who publishes at Boots and Sabers.  His column runs Tuesdays in the Daily News.

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President Obama Lectured Catholic Bishops On Who Is Really God

CARDINAL DOLAN: OBAMA ADMIN LECTURED BISHOPS TO LISTEN TO ‘ENLIGHTENED’ VOICES IN PRIVATE MTG.
Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:31am by Billy Hallowell

Over the past week, the media firestorm surrounding Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh has eclipsed the larger issue of religious liberty that stands at the forefront of the contraception mandate.

With the distracting debate raging, Fluke has received the majority of the media attention surrounding the subject. New developments in the faith world, unfortunately, have gone unnoticed. Of particular note is a public letter that was penned on March 2 by Cardinal Timothy Dolan (also president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops).

The letter recaps a bizarre conversation U.S. Conference staff recently had with White House officials regarding the mandate. In fact, Dolan seems to allege that government officials lectured Catholic leaders about church teaching, writing:

Dolan went on to explain that this situation is “hardly partisan” and that church officials will continue to meet with Republicans and Democrats, alike, to address the issue of religious freedom.

“But as we do so, we cannot rely on off the record promises of fixes without deadlines and without assurances of proposals that will concretely address the concerns in a manner that does not conflict with our principles and teaching,” he continued.

In the letter, the archbishop of New York went on to say that opponents have changed the debate to focus on women’s rights rather than religious freedom. “We will not let this deception stand,” he proclaimed. Dolan mentions both Congress and the courts as possible avenues to both protect and restore religious freedom. Despite this “light” that could be at the end of the proverbial tunnel, he warns that Catholics should “prepare for tough times.” He continues:

Read more at The Blaze

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So President Obama and his administration is telling Catholics who God is and who should listen to who!

Michigan: Lottery Winner Still Using Food Stamps

YOU HAVE TO HEAR THIS MICH. $1M LOTTERY WINNER DEFEND WHY SHE’S STILL ON FOOD STAMPS
Posted on March 7, 2012 at 8:17am

Last fall, 24-year-old Amanda Clayton struck it big when she won $1 million playing the Michigan lottery. That’s life-changing. And in many ways, it was: she bought a new house and car. But in at least one way, it wasn’t: hidden cameras found she’s still using food stamps to pay for her meals.

WDIV-TV got a tip from a viewer saying Detroit resident Clayton — who took a $500,000 lump sum payment — was using the taxpayers to foot her food bill. So the station followed her. Sure enough, she was. And the reporter confronted her about it.

Read more at The Blaze

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Wisconsin: Liberal Media Bias In Mining Bill

The news out of Madison is the mining bill is dead. When you read the article, the word democrat is mentioned three times and Bob Jauch is said once in the next to last paragraph. If sixteen democrats killed the bill and killed jobs for Wisconsin, why wasn’t the democrats blamed for killing the bill? Another example of the media in bed with democrats in the state of Wisconsin. Go read the trash from the main stream media.

Update: 9:00 am. How can republicans voting for a mining bill be against a mining bill? Does the media take the people of Wisconsin for a bunch of doofuses?

Mining company to leave state as Senate fails to pass bill

12:12 AM, Mar. 7, 2012

MADISON — Wisconsin Republicans’ push to kick-start an iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin crashed to a halt Tuesday after GOP senators failed to muster enough support during a floor session.

Within hours, the head of the mining company looking to open the mine said the project was being dropped because of inaction by the Legislature.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, was forced to yank the bill off the day’s calendar and sent it back to committee. The move puts Republicans in a time crunch if they hope to get any legislation passed before the session ends next week and lawmakers leave Madison for the campaign trail.

Read more at Wausau Daily Herald.

It’s time to take back the state of Wisconsin!

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Wisconsin Democrats Kill Mining Jobs

Mining company to leave state as Senate fails to pass bill.

MADISON — Wisconsin Republicans’ push to kick-start an iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin crashed to a halt Tuesday after GOP senators failed to muster enough support during a floor session.

Gogebic Taconite President Bill Williams issued a statement late Tuesday saying the company was leaving the state because the Senate sent a “clear message that Wisconsin will not welcome iron mining. We get the message.”

Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, Scott Fitzgerald’s brother, said Assembly Republicans are done compromising because the Gogebic Taconite won’t accept any more concessions.

“Sen. Schultz and the Democrats decided to stand with environmentalists against job creators,” he said. “We let something slip away.”

Read at Wausau Daily Herald.

Why do democrats hate jobs?

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NASCAR: Earnhardt Jr, Keselowski and Busch Run For Potty Break, You Tube

NASCAR stars race to the bathroom

Earnhardt and Keselowski turn break in Daytona 500 into bathroom dash

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If you didn’t think NASCAR drivers were born to run, check out this YouTube video (above). Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski turn a break in the Daytona 500 into a dash to the bathroom. In the end, Earnhardt got there first.
From CBC Second You Tube is of Kyle Busch.

Environmental Police Hand Out $118 Cotton Thread Fine, Say What?

$118 ticket for falling cotton thread
A 71-year-old Welsh woman said she was hit with a $118 littering fine when a small piece of cotton fell from her glove as she was walking.
BRYNMAWR, Wales, March 6 (UPI) — A 71-year-old Welsh woman said she was hit with a $118 littering fine when a small piece of cotton fell from her glove as she was walking.

Valerie George, 71, of Brynmawr, who lives on a pension of $165 per week, said she was shocked when a council environment officer walked up to her as she was strolling down a street and issued her the fine for a cotton thread that fell from her glove to the ground, the Mirror reported Tuesday.

“It’s ridiculous,” George said. “I caught my watch on my glove and didn’t even notice the cotton fall.”

Read more at UPI

The world is getting out of control. Time to take it back!

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