Sunday, June 24, 2012


It's been 10 months since I have been able to blog. I had to suspend my blogging for professional reasons: I was very involved with the Republican Party and it's efforts to thwart the recall of my friend and schoolmate Governor Scott Walker. The effort was arduous and unnecessary but in the end, proved to bare much fruit.

This long campaign was, in the end, the best thing that could have happened to this state and to the nation. Beating back the blue fisted thugs of the unions and their ilk from all over the nation was very difficult. No matter what they say (and they say a lot that bares no resemblance to the truth) the money reportedly spent from both sides was nearly even. The money you don't see is the amounts spent putting out of state people up in temporary housing so they could vote against the Governor. You only have to prove residency for 30 days and the new law voter ID law has been taken to court and was suspended for this election.

One thing rings true and there is no dispute on this: Governor Walker is now a force in a long line of fresh new faces ready to take on the liberal policies and democratic party for decades to come. Scott is poised to become the new face of reform that will change the way America works and how it's economy will be regulated in the future. You will see him and others such as Paul Ryan , Chris Christy and many many more who are young, vibrant and ready to take on and not back down from the hard choices we must make to change the tax code, bring the deficit down, and restore confidence in our country.
You have not heard the last from Wisconsin. I told you years ago that this was ground zero for the new conservative movement of the GOP and I was not wrong. Scott Walker is a force now to be dealt with. He has erased a 3.6 Billion dollar deficit from Wisconsin's budget and shown the nation he can turn things around when you explain why it needs to be done and how to do it.

Scott is a humble man. You watch now and see how humble he makes the democratic party, moving forward.

Monday, September 19, 2011


I cannot believe that this…President… Does not see how bad he looks today.
He makes us all wait for two weeks for his big speech on jobs. Then gives the speech, and tells us the actual bill may be ready in…two….weeks.
After another….Yes... ANOTHER...Vacation.
Are you kidding me?
You are joking, right? Mr. President? This is a gag…right? You’re trying to lift our spirits with humor….right?
Even Chicago newspapers are urging him to not run for a second term, and for very good reasons. Not the least of which is we can't afford another 4 years of vacations every three months. Could someone please offer up a Primary Challenge to this fool?


Friday, September 9, 2011



We remember that day, Sept.11th 2001.

We remember 3,497 people lost that day.

We remember because remembering is to honor.

To honor is to value.

And what we value shapes who we become.

Throughout scripture, God urges us to remember.

The sacrifices made.

The freedom gained.

The promises kept.

The faithfulness of God.

Through signals, sacraments and Holy disciplines, God urges us to always remember, for he knows what remembering does inside of each of us.

Remembrance gives purpose to our past by drawing wisdom, strength and resolve from our pain and loss.

Remembrance brings gratitude for those ordinary people who became extraordinary heroes. 

Remembrance strengthens community, as we discover what God does thru us when we are unified.

Remembrance provides perspective, of what God has done on our behalf in spite of our fears and worry.

Remembrance reignites hope in what God will bring us thru today and forever. Because God is faithful, even in our darkest hours, God is always there.

Whatever we face today, whatever trial it seems we cannot endure, remember, God has always brought us through.

And He always will.
This is why we remember.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Different Year Same Result

So here we are, on the day (Thursday) that the new NFL Season starts, and I am always asked what this year will bring. Now last year, I predicted them to be 12 and 4. Not bad. I said they would beat New Orleans in the NFC title game, which they did win, but it was da bears. I said they would lose to the Ravens in the Super Bowl, which I was dead wrong on both counts, thank God.

This year we have a new 100 million dollar quarterback in the NFC North: Michael Vick. (You know, I just can’t stop laughing about that… I just can’t stop…) We have da bears and their quarterback, who has the million dollar arm and the ten cent brain, not to mention a linguini spine. And we have every ones favorite losers, The Lions.

So after about 14 seconds of deep thought, here are my predictions…

13 and 3

Nothing but the Super Bowl will do…

We Beat the Chargers 34 to 20.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


The past few weeks debt-ceiling jabberwocky in Washington D.C. has produced only one clear winner – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Watching our nations’ leaders flop around like carp in a bucket trying to concoct some incomprehensible mix of bullsnot and pixie dust that will make doing nothing look like doing something has become even more boring than it is pathetic, and that is no mean feat. Markets have not lost confidence in America; they have lost faith in America’s President and our Congressional leaders. We all have.

Governor Walker is looking like Winston Churchill next to these cobs. Residents of the Badger state are lucky to have a Governor and legislature who did their jobs and passed responsible budget reform as their first order of business. The results have been immediate, remarkable, and indisputable. Washington could learn something from Wisconsin, and here it is: you balance a budget by balancing a budget. Go do your job.

Walker inherited a $3.3 billion deficit mess from his predecessor, including a cynical $144 million turd dropped in the punchbowl on his way out the door. Unlike some U.S. President who shall remain nameless, Governor Walker did not make blaming the last guy his re-election strategy on day one of his first term. He went to work; he did his job; he fixed the budget. It was not easy; doing the right thing rarely is.

The socialists unleashed a torrent of hate at the new Governor more furious than anyone ever feared might be directed at our first black President, but Walker did not sulk or pout or pitch a fit in prime time. He did not berate his adversaries. He did not say an unkind word about the public employees whose unions vilified him and his supporters. While the opposition party abandoned their posts and fled to another state, the Governor quietly went to work each day and moved his plan through the legislature.

Walker’s budget fix liberated the state from the fiscal death grip of its public sector unions. He saved taxpayers hundreds of millions, and he saved the jobs of tens of thousands of state workers, municipal employees, and teachers who would otherwise have been laid off, as was the case in Milwaukee and Madison where teachers’ unions shot themselves in the foot by extending contracts before the Walker budget reforms took effect. Those workers whose jobs were saved won’t say it, but I will:

Thank you, Scott Walker.

All over the state, local government and school districts are saving money, instituting merit pay for teachers, reducing class sizes, improving services, and reducing tax burdens on the real working class. The rank-and-file teachers in Milwaukee have now mutinied, forcing their own union leaders to re-open contract negotiations to bring back teachers laid off by their union’s intransigence. Whose plan do they demand their unions adopt? Governor Scott Walker’s plan – imagine that.

Wisconsin has already paid back its long-overdue debt to the state of Minnesota, and it is paying back its debts to trust funds raided over the past decade. Walker’s fiscal responsibility led to favorable borrowing terms, saving millions each month in lower interest and fees. Paying down debt improves credit ratings – did you catch that, junk-bond U.S. President who shall remain nameless?

Governor Walker began his term by announcing, “Wisconsin is Open For Business”. With changes both overt and subtle, he has turned a hostile business climate into a far more favorable place for businesses to operate. While a certain anti-business President’s state-suckling show ponies used their subsidies to move overseas – GM to Mexico and GE to China – Walker’s Wisconsin companies stayed here and led the nation in job creation in June, creating over half of all net jobs in the country. 40,000 jobs have been created since he took office in January – that is how you raise revenue without increasing tax rates on anybody.

Employers across Wisconsin have thousands more job openings we can’t fill for the lack of qualified, educated workers. The Governor has announced an initiative to reform our education system to improve the relevance and effectiveness of our schools, once the best in the nation. The state teachers’ union, still seething that Walker’s budget fix did not cause the sky to fall, refuses to participate. Thank God for that, and now Governor Walker is going ahead without them.

It is ridiculous that Wisconsin taxpayers must indulge the vengeful unionists who are trying to recall Walkers’ legislative allies out of pure spite. Those legislators did nothing wrong; they did their jobs - unlike a certain U.S. President who shall remain nameless, or a certain U.S. Senate who has not passed a budget in two years, or a certain Wisconsin former Governor and his legislatures who spent eight years digging the hole Scott Walker filled in only six months on the job.

Recall? Here’s what I recall: I recall that the Democrats who preceded Walker raised billions in taxes and still left the state billions in the red. I recall they looted state trust funds earmarked for transportation and malpractice insurance to feather their union nests and then pleaded for federal rail and health care. I recall that the eighth graders who spent all eight grades under a liberal Democrat governor and legislature tested out at 39% proficient in math. I recall an attorney general’s DUI, springing a legislator out of jail to vote a bill, a prosecutor hitting on rape victims, and bonuses paid to Capitol staffers while 300,000 Wisconsinites lost their jobs. And I recall a few million dollar pile of useless train cars the former Governor bought in secret on a junket to Spain. Drum on that.

All those millions being spent this summer by the unions to recall a handful of State Senators could have been used to help their members meet those new contributions to their own health premiums and pensions that caused them to come unglued. That is, if the unions gave a spit about their members. But they don’t; this week’s union priority is harassing a charity for the developmentally disabled that the Governor supports. You can’t wash off that kind of scum with a chemical peel.

Libertarians like me can find plenty to criticize in Governor Walker’s first six months. He killed Constitutional Carry, supports the smoking ban on private property, is dragging his feet on raw milk, sold out micro-breweries, extended unemployment benefits, is on the wrong side of medical marijuana, and should have passed school choice and Right To Work while the AWOL Democrats were channeling their inner Jay Cutler down in Illinois, moping on the sidelines with their hoodies pulled up tight.

But for the life of me, I cannot understand why Republicans in this state have not turned this recall nonsense into a victory dance. Walker took on the unions and he won. He had a plan and it worked. The left revealed its vile and corrupted true self for the whole nation to see. Each day’s new clown act in D.C. reminds us of how much chaos the voters of Wisconsin avoided by having that little recall of our own last November that gave the GOP a shot at governing in Wisconsin.

If they don’t have the nards for it, let me say it for them and every other fiscally responsible citizen of this state: Thank you, Scott Walker.   

Sunday, July 3, 2011


"This is a disaster," said Mark Miller, the Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader, in February after Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget bill that would curtail the collective bargaining powers of some public employees. Miller predicted catastrophe if the bill were to become law -- a charge repeated thousands of times by his fellow Democrats, union officials, and protesters in the streets.
Now the bill is law, and we have some very early evidence of how it is working. And for one beleaguered Wisconsin school district, it's a godsend, not a disaster.
The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.

This is but one of hundreds of cities state wide, that have found that Walkers Budget was real and very tide-changing.


Thursday, June 23, 2011