Monday, February 28, 2011

We Need Higher Taxes?

Most Americans are against cutting pay/benefits of public employee unions and most are in favor of higher taxes.

Why didn't those people vote in the last election?

The Tyranny of the Left

Yet another victory for the tyranny of the left.

Liberal misbehavior

Nothing new here. You can be outraged, but you cannot be surprised.

The double standard is an integral part of being liberal.

Department of Labor statistics

"Average hourly wages are higher for state and local government employees than for their counterparts in the private sector, according to data from the Department of Labor."


Of course. This why government unions are protesting. They want to preserve the advantages they bought with campaign contributions to Democrats.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Global Warming Hits San Jose

33 degrees on this date for the first time since 1897.

Global Warming Hits San Francisco

First snow in 35 years.

Global Warming Causes Colder Than Normal Winter

According to John Malan, Chief Meteorologist Storm Team 4, the winter was colder, snowier than normal.

Page 16C Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Sunday, February 27, 2011)

I could not find an online version, and thus could not provide a link.

He said that normal snowfall is 52 inches for Milwaukee.

It is 47 inches according to the following link

Insincerity of Public Employee Unions

This is why government unions opposed the Schultz plan, which asked unions to pay more for pensions and health care, but did not ask them to give up collective bargaining privileges.

League of American Voters

A patriotic organization working for a better America.

They just called me to ask me to support Gov. Walker, which I do.

Create your own budget

If the projected budget shortfall is $3.6 billion, then why is the target $1.3 billion?

Uninformed Rioters

Business as usual from the left.

They are all about creating the problem of a deficit but not any part of trying to solve it.

Union Busting,0,7574542.column

Interesting to note that President Kennedy lifted the federal ban on government unions despite FDR's opinion on why public employee unions were a very bad idea.

Tax the Rich

The author asks for a temporary tax increase to solve the current budget shortfall, but these temporary tax increases have a way of transmogrifying into permanent tax increases.

The author mentions in passing near the end of his piece that the next budget shortfall is more than 20 times greater than the current budget shortfall. How does his temporary tax increase deal with that problem?

Why didn't Jim Doyle seek re-election?

Maybe it was that he saw the writing on the wall regarding the extravagant promises he had made to public employee unions and he knew that he was never going to be able to keep those promises.

The Pension Problem

And do not forget Sanford/Ensign 2012.

Seismic tremors and volcanism

Could be very important for predicting eruptions.

Desperately Seeking Joe Pisarcik

This what drives me insane about Republicans.

They are always looking for some way to fumble the ball.

The Schultz Plan

I am in favor of a modification of the Schultz plan.

Furloughs, layoffs, and much deeper cuts, but leave out some of the flavor text.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

They Ran Away

"Our Democrat senators not only ran away from the state, they ran away from their responsibility," said Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin).

Senator Lazich is my senator, and she can count on my support.

Droid Life

Recommended by the people at Verizon as another resource for learning about Android phones.

Khalid Aldawsari

Accused of being a lone wolf terrorist.

Regardless of the guilt or innocence of this particular suspect, it illustrates one of the goals of radical Islam: to sow suspicion and distrust of all Muslims in America.

If they can stir a backlash against Saudi students, radical Islam strategists will view it as success.

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Repeated ethics violations are just business as usual for some people.

And of course Erwin did not inform Emanuel.

Why would she?

It was business as usual.

"Particularly troubling" does not even begin to describe this.

Erwin must have provided a lot of aid to the Obama campaign.

Chaim Levine vs. Carlos Estevez


Less money for the evil CBS empire can only be a good thing.

Friends vs. Acquaintances

These people were never friends in the first place.

People tend to view acquaintances as friends.

Distortions by Rachel Maddow

Business as usual from the left.

We used to trust doctors

Trust no one.

Dereliction of Duty

Yes, but they are Democrats, so it is business as usual.

Wisconsin Budget Deficit

Interesting analysis of the projected Wisconsin budget deficit.

Despite denials by Democrats, these are horrific numbers.

Protesters have to leave?

After two weeks of abusing the system, now they have to leave?


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dire Consequences

After decades of excesses by public employee unions, maybe a few dire consequences are appropriate.

Stop Tax Hikes and Save Jobs

Maryland is in trouble.

Bloated Union Demands

George Will waxes eloquent on the excesses of Wisconsin public employee unions.

Layoff Wisconsin Public Employees

Maybe layoffs are a better answer.

Anti-democracy in Madison

He makes a valid point.

Hairy Reed

I wish I could have been there to see Hairy Reed tell the reporters that they should get a new life.


Extralegal Obstructionism

I am amazed bordering upon stupification that the NYT would allow an op-ed contributor to call out the Democrats for extralegal obstructionism.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jim Treacher

He has some good material calling out evil liberal hypocrites.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, Wisconsin.

Add it to my list of destinations.

Goodbye Jim Webb

What a surprise.

He veered hard left.

Christopher Lee

Another one bites the dust.



Android phone fans.

As recommended by my Verizon people.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ryan's Opening Pitch

Only the beginning.

He Will Never Vote for Another Bush or McCain

Interesting commentary.

Unfortunately, it is never a "yes or no" vote, it is an "either or" vote.

Thomas Paine

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."

- Thomas Paine

Tuesday, February 01, 2011