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About Paul Socha

Owner and Editor of Wis. U. P. North. Live in the Nicolet National Forest in Northern Wisconsin. Grown to love the people of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Great people, great scenery, what can you not love about Michigan and Wisconsin. .

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Media Spinning Out Of Control, Scott Walker’s Whitewater?

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Scott Walker’s White Water? Say What!

The headline from Politico.

Scott Walker’s Whitewater?
Wisconsin’s governor faces a lingering campaign probe back home.
By JR ROSS
February 26, 2015

“Lingering campaign probe back home?” Ever expanding John Doe investigations?  We thought they were done?

White water, Bill Clinton, Scott Walker, impeachment, if he becomes President?

The media, even from Wisconsin are trying to spin stories about the Governor who might be running for President.  Continue reading Media Spinning Out Of Control, Scott Walker’s Whitewater?

NASCAR Atlanta: What Does ‘Pushing The Limits’ Mean

Bad luck for # 48., Credit: 302107Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Bad luck for # 48., Credit: 302107Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

We see this story about several drivers that did not have a chance to qualify for the 56th Annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Seems some of the drivers were playing close with their car setup and did not get through a second inspection before qualifying.

Playing close means trying to get away with something that other drivers would not do. Continue reading NASCAR Atlanta: What Does ‘Pushing The Limits’ Mean

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Tomah-gate: Baldwin’s Response, Non Response

We share a story from this past week about Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin.

It seems she finally had something to say, didn’t say much to the media about the VA scandal in Tomah Wisconsin, so they say she broke her silence. Continue reading Tomah-gate: Baldwin’s Response, Non Response

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Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR weekend schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Next Race: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway

The Date: Sunday, March 1

The Time: 1 p.m. (ET)

TV: FOX, 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Radio: PRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90

Distance: 500.5 miles (325 laps)

NASCAR XFINITY Series

Next Race: Hisense 250

The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, Feb. 28

The Time: 2 p.m. (ET)

TV: FOX Sports 1, 1:30 p.m. (ET)

Radio: PRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90

Distance: 251.02 miles (163 laps)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Next Race: Hyundai Construction 200

The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway

The Date: Saturday, Feb. 28

The Time: 5:30 p.m. (ET)

TV: FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. (ET)

Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90

Distance: 200.2 miles (130 laps)

Wis. DNR Weekly News Update, February 24, 2015

WDNR
WDNR

It’s cold, so go to the sports show. Fish, stamps, forest, planting, coyotes, turtles and more from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Their weekly news update for February 24, 2015

Yes, it’s cold, but Wisconsin’s best trout waters remain ice-free
MADISON — With statewide temperatures projected to remain below freezing through the first week in March, the 2015 Wisconsin early trout season may be on the chilly side.  –  Read Full Article Continue reading Wis. DNR Weekly News Update, February 24, 2015

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Tomah-gate, 2/24/15, Baldwin Still Silent

Tomah-gate continues.

A story about the controversy at the Tomah VA. It expands on what happened, when was it reported and what did Wisconsin representatives do.

The report talks to Wisconsin Congressman  Ron Kind, Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Tammy Baldwin. Well at least they asked Baldwin to answer some questions. Continue reading Tomah-gate, 2/24/15, Baldwin Still Silent

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Wisconsin Chancellor Making $495,000 Per Year

Here’s a story to go along with the protesting that will begin in Madison today.

A story about the University of Wisconsin Madison chancellor. In the real world, the people of Wisconsin can only dream about being paid $495,000 a year.

Rebecca Blank, the taxpayer-funded chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has sent a number of emails to alumni openly lobbying against a budget proposed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that includes cuts to higher education.
Blank, who was hired in 2013, collects a base salary of $495,000, plus various perks and benefits.
The posh income puts Blanks squarely in the top one percent among all Wisconsin residents.
The median income for a family of four in Wisconsin is $81,373, according to federal government data. Thus, Blank enjoys a salary $413,627 greater than the income of a typical Wisconsin nuclear family.
About $100,000 of Blank’s salary comes from privately-endowed funding sources. The remaining $395,000 is courtesy of Wisconsin’s taxpayers.
As of 2012, Walker’s salary was $144,423 — well over $300,000 less than Blank’s. (They work in the same city.)
 A Feb. 5 email from Blank sternly rebukes Walker for his plan to reduce government spending.

Read the full story via Wisconsin Chancellor Vs. Scott Walker | The Daily Caller.

$495,000 plus perks and a free mansion (read here) to live in. Doesn’t every Wisconsinite have a free mansion to live in? But please, don’t cut the U W systems budget!

Will Blank be protesting with labor unions today or will the Right to Work news overtake and put the UW Budget cuts on the back burner?