Daily Archives: March 11, 2012

NASCAR: Unofficial Race Results : Kobalt Tools 400

2012 Unofficial Race Results : Kobalt Tools 400
Kobalt Tools 400 | March 11, 2012

1 – 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 48/2 267 Running
2 – 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 43/1 267 Running
3 – 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Meguiars 42/1 267 Running
4 – 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 40/0 267 Running
5 – 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 39/0 267 Running
6 – 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 39/1 267 Running
7 – 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Schrock / Menards 37/0 267 Running
8 – 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 36/0 267 Running
9 – 21 Trevor Bayne Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center 0 267 Running
10 – 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew 35/1 267 Running

See 11-43 at NASCAR.com

2011 Kobalt Tools 400
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LAS VEGAS — Kevin Harvick was feisty Friday when he visited the Las Vegas Motor Speedway media center, and he shared a little insight into the secrecy surrounding his unborn son.

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Harvick has dubbed the boy “Otis” in his Twitter conversations, and he was asked how that name came to be.

Wisconsin Rally For Mining, “We Need Jobs Now” (w/video)

Wisconsin Resident Rally for an Iron Ore Mine
Dreams that northern Wisconsin may soon be the site of an iron ore mine were squashed this week after the company proposing it pulled the plug. Today, about 500 people rallied, calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that might bring the mine back.

Most of the people at the rally came from Iron and Ashland Counties. They say they’re very upset a bill that would streamline the mining permitting process has not passed yet. For those living in the two counties, the passing of this bill and a new mine means more than the politics. It means crucial jobs to an area with high unemployment.

Hundreds of enraged citizens met at Montreal City Hall in Wisconsin Saturday. They say politicians need to know, it is the community’s voice that matters when in comes to mining. Steve Schurtter says he’s an upset and concerned citizen of Iron County who is ready to be heard. “It’s pitiful the polarization of party against party and nobody really cares a whip about what is happening here in Iron County,” he said.

Read more at WIDO.com

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For Those Of You That Want To Start A Business And Everyone Else

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Starting a business is never easy. Competition is tough, and you’ll have your ups and downs. Sometimes, though, those downs seem to last forever, and it’s important to remember, there’s always light at the end of tunnel. I’ve put together a list of a few quotes that I refer to, when things just can’t seem to get worst. They usually make me feel better, and help me through to the hard time to the times where I’m proud to say, I’m a business owner…

  • Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

    Henry David Thoreau

  • Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

    William B. Sprague

  • Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.


  • Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

    Robert Collier

  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.

    Vince Lombardi

  • There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

    Henry Ford

  • Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.

    William Shakespeare

  • We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.

    Samuel Smiles

  • All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

    Henry David Thoreau

    WUPN: The glass is always half full and not half empty

    English: Glass of water sitting on a coaster.
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Madison: Nice To See The Protesters Back

Thousands rally against Walker in Madison on collective bargaining law anniversary
MADISON — Thousands of pro-union demonstrators descended on the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday to voice their anger at Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative agenda, using the anniversary of the passage of his signature collective bargaining law to rally support for efforts to remove him and five other Republicans from office.

An estimated 35,000 people, including many members of public employee unions who lost nearly all their collective bargaining powers because of the Republican-backed law, chanted, drummed and waved anti-Walker signs. It was a re-enactment of a scene that played out daily in some form or another in the weeks leading up to the decisive vote.

“We’re baaaack!” Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, told the crowd at the Capitol Square, eliciting a roar of approval. Neuenfeldt, whose union organized the rally, said Walker has sold out Wisconsin residents to benefit big business, and he called those gathered to redouble their efforts to recall Walker from office.

Read more at Wausau Daily Herald.

To the AFL-CIO President, who sold out who this past week with thousands of mining jobs?  Was there really 35, 000 at the rally?  That’s half of Lambeau Field. Good to see they have plenty of union dues money to have these protests.

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Wisconsin: You Cannot Deny, Act 10 Worked

Impact of an act: New report finds big benefits in WI’s Act 10
March 10th, 2012
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON — While there is no disputing the divisiveness and political bitterness Act 10 has created, the law that redefined collective bargaining in Wisconsin has made a dramatic difference for the state’s financially struggling school districts, according to a report slated for release this week.

But superintendents tell Wisconsin Reporter they worry about the long-lasting emotional scars left by the contentious reform battle.

Wisconsin school districts have realized significant savings either through the implementation of collective bargaining changes or the threat of them, according to an analysis by the Michigan-based Education Action Group Foundation, known as EAG, a nonprofit research organization promoting school spending reform.

EAG sites the Madison Metropolitan School District, expected to save $15.5 million in 2011-12 and $18.6 million in the coming school year due to union concessions.

Sue Schnorr, director of business services for the Fond du Lac School District, said Act 10 essentially saved the school system’s budget.

Todd Gray, superintendent of Waukesha School District, said the district expects to save as much as $6 million this school year and another $1 million next year through a combination of Act 10 provisions and retirements.

But Waukesha schools’ superintendent Todd Gray said the contentious Act 10’s savings do come with a hefty cost.

“If we have teachers concerned and morale is low, that hurts us. If we have students that don’t want to go into teaching, that hurts us,” he said.

Read more at The Wisconsin Reporter.

WUPN: So we are to feel sorry for the teachers? Who felt sorry for the tax payers for the last 40 years? Tax payers won, unions lost, get over it!

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