Monday, February 28, 2011


I must of hacked off someone,because they hacked me off...the air!

I'm touched. Honored. I can't tell you what this award means to me.

Finding the culprit they tell me is difficult but not at all impossible. I’m going to wear it like a badge of honor. This blog received over 790 hits during the first two weeks of Wisconsin’s battle to win back its state from tyrannical union rule. Suddenly I became the target of a hacker’s wrath, who did not simply take the blog down, oh no, they had to come with malice. Not sure what their motivation was to claim I had passed on. We may never know. Well Mr. Hack-blog I’m here to tell you you’re forgiven. I’ve decided to let you have your fun this once. I’m flattered you thought I was important enough to take out, but I don’t go easy.

To all those who sent their well wishes to my family and friends, I was deeply touched. Thank you. A special thanks to my wonderful friend Teresa who got the word out for me that I was in La Cross WI. at a Worship Leaders Conference. Imagine my surprise seeing that on my blog. Teresa placed a touching statement and video on her blog to honor my “passing” and then quickly did a one-eighty and told all our friends I was safe and sound. What you did was so nice Teresa. Thank you. How great it is to have friends such as these. For you who sent along their sympathies, I thank you, but they are a bit premature. But really, how great is it to have a network of friends who have not physically met, but we connect on so many levels. How Great is THAT?

HOW GREAT… HOW GREAT… Is God’s Amazing Grace…

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Meet the GOP's Newest Rising Star

Presidential hopefuls already clamoring to grab a piece of his coattails
By Beth Reinhard

A head-on collision with the labor movement has turned the rookie Republican governor of a Midwestern state into an overnight superstar.

Barely a month after his inauguration, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker already has prospective presidential candidates stampeding to help him. In today's turbocharged political climate, fueled by constant chatter on cable television and the Internet, can talk of a vice presidential bid be far behind for the man who two months ago was a little-known county executive?

“If you had suggested that about Scott Walker 10 days [ago] it would have seemed incomprehensible,’’ Byron Shafer, political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told National Journal. “Stay tuned and ask me again in another 10 days."

Walker was the lead guest on Fox News Sunday; on Monday, MSNBC boasted of a “cable exclusive’’ with him. He's become one of the most sought-after politicians in the country ever since his plan to balance Wisconsin's budget by slashing labor costs sparked days of protests by tens of thousands of union workers in the state capitol.

Likely presidential candidates from Rick Santorum to Tim Pawlenty to Mitt Romney have clamored to offer support. Organized labor is a favorite target of the right, making Walker's fight a popular rallying point. Not to mention that budget balancing has become sacred political ground for the Republican Party.

Enhancing Walker's potential as a kingmaker: His state's potentially pivotal role in 2012. Wisconsin hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1984, but close elections in 2000 and 2004 have made it a battleground state.

Walker has an opportunity to capitalize on his new national platform at the National Governors Association’s upcoming annual winter meeting, which starts Saturday in Washington. Walker’s staff, which has been fielding about 80 requests a day from the national media, said he has not decided yet whether to attend.

“He’s made it pretty clear that he’s focused on balancing the budget, and that’s all,’’ said spokesman Cullen Werwie.

Shafer said it’s too soon to know how Walker will stack up next to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was elected in 2009 and whose own bold austerity moves had made him the hottest Republican governor on the national stage -- at least until last week. Nor is it easy to predict the long-term career implications of the painful cuts both governors say they have to make.

“Gov. Walker has got a big set of policy problems,’’ Shafer said. “It’s hard to know how anyone comes out of this without looking bloodied.’’


Monday, February 21, 2011


If this jerk was teaching my kid,
he'd never teach again.

I'm fed up with these free-loading freeks who are guilty of all they claim Tea Party members do. He looks more like a crook than a teacher with the hat and he's filthy. This guy is going to lose his job.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011


In todays Wall Street Journal we read that Paul Ryan has been waiting for Obama to engage in what the President called "Aggressive" negotiations in the budget battle. The problem is, Obama is not being honest or forthcoming to the committees charged with decision making. He's not even talking to them. 

Let’s cut the crap here Mr. President.
If an outsider were to watch you for say two weeks or so and came back with an unbiased report on his observations, it would be a forgone conclusion Barack Obama has little or no work ethic and is completely resigned to not doing what he says he will do…AKA a liar.

Bottom line is he hates this job. He hates and it shows.
Eight vacations in 24 months? Having business people meet for discussions at the White House and never hearing any outcome of these meetings.
Smoke, mirrors, passivity and a general perception of unwillingness to make the tough calls in tough times have shown America what America needs to know:

This ain’t the guy for our time. As a matter of fact, when the new congress gets done, his Presidency will be a WASTE of time. He’s been rendered inert, moot, rudderless and lost. When will he lead? Can he lead? Will he lead? Or will he, as most now hope, just leave.

Right now he comes off as a guy
who hates his job and can’t wait to get out.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


It’s a war zone.
The unions are mad as hell
and they are making it hard on lawmakers.
They are all in Madison
screaming at the tops of their lungs.
None are yelling out ideas or answers or initiatives, just howling don’t take my money.
Everyone was told to wear
red today.
You see a lot of red in Madison but little elsewhere. This Revolution has some very serious
growing pains to get through before it rests.
Thousands called in sick.
They look sick to you? 
Nice example for their students.
And back at home...
The battle of principles continues.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


There is a huge stink being raised here in Wisconsin. The New Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to make public employees pay something…anything…for their own retirement and to end collective bargaining with the unions that work for the state is upsetting the milk cart. For you out of state people who think this may not be worth your time, ask yourself if your state is fiscally sound, and if it’s not, you’re passing by a chance to see your future.

I believe what Scott Walker is proposing is sound fiscal judgment and makes good civic sense. This may be a very blue state but it’s not nearly as unionized as our neighbor to the south, Illinois. You’d think with Wisconsin’s’ blue collar reputation we would be strongly unionized. That’s not the case. In 2010, the percent of union members dipped to 15.1 percent from the previous year's 15.2 percent. It was a decline of 30,000 workers from one year to the next.
But don’t listen to me. If you work in Wisconsin, and you have not one, but two members of the extreeeeeemly liberal Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board speaking out in favor of a Republican Governor’s proposal for union members to pay a small percentage to their retirement and end collective bargaining, you know Wisconsin’s financial house has got to be in a world of hurt. If MJS says giving more power to back to the taxpayer and backs that plan made by a Republican, it would seem something must give.
Walker has said removing public unions' collective bargaining rights is necessary to help plug a budget deficit projected to be $3.6 billion by mid-2013. Without the concessions, he says 1,500 state workers could be laid off over the next four months to deal with an immediate $137 million shortfall.
Records show taxpayers:
• Spent $8 billion from 2001 to 2010 on state employee health care coverage, while those employees contributed $398 million.

• Spent about $12.6 billion on public employee pensions while the employees contributed $55.4 million.

• Paid nearly all of the employee portion of the public sector pension contributions.

State employees make up 60% of all taxpayer costs to operate the state. In the UW system, a whopping 77% of operations are dedicated to employee costs. It’s 70% Corrections and 63% for Health Services.

Fringe benefits for teachers ALONE made up 25.6%. That’s not pay. That’s just TEACHERS!!

That sound fair to you?


And now we have a large number of union employees who are inflating their workloads just prior to retirement to inflate their benefit payout.

We can’t do that out here in scab land folks.

What lawmakers, Republican and Democrat must ask themselves is: Are the unions taking a fair hit with regard to the hits the privet sector has been burdened with the last five years?

All signs point to yes.

The fact is, they bussed in STUDENTS to protest, many of whom did not know why they were there.

These lawmakers need to remember the voters who just sent them there, and do the right thing. Those union members chanting in the rotunda today in Madison need to feel what we conservatives have had to swallow for over a decade and taxpayers here in Wisconsin have had to deal with for longer than we care to say.

Now here is the kicker. My wife is in this union.

We stand to lose a lot because of these actions in Madison.

She’s mad and says it’s wrong.

I’m firm and say it’s time.

This is where the rubber meets the road guys.

If I am principled, the fact it affects me should not matter.

The only ones who feel they are being treated unfair are the unions.
We have no choice anymore. I can't help it if it affects me and my family directly. There's a reason it affects me. The status quo is unsustainable. Spending must be curtailed and perks pruned. Just because it hurts my family, does not make it wrong.

Those of you in the union with sob stories; spare us: The privet sector has your stories blown away.

Ask anyone how they have been hit by this recession. Then ask a public employee. Huge discrepancy. That’s why there’s such low tolerance for this. And there is evidence out there WEAC is misleading its members saying they will take a 20% pay cut. It’s patently false.

And the fact of the matter is non-union employees working right along side union employees have had to take huge cuts in both pay and benefits. What makes Unions immune and why do they feel they should be?

My wife is the greatest gift I have ever received.
I love her with all my heart.
God is with us and we are faithful. 
We were made for such a time as this. 
We must be patient and wait upon God.
This is the Elitist Democratic montra:
You do what we tell you.
We’ll do what we want.

The facts are we now must pay for all the things Dem. Governor Jim Doyle shoved down our throats.  

Friday, February 11, 2011


During his State of the Union address, Barack Obama debuted a key phrase for his administration's plans this year: "Win the future." As the pop-culturally savvy know, this phrase reduces to the rather unfortunate acronym "WTF." Since this is a family blog I won't spell it out, but it's actually shorthand for a fitting reaction to most of the administration's actions.

Not to worry!! Enter Joe Biden, he of "BFD" fame, to straighten things out. Announcing a spectacular oversized new $53 billion rail system for the north east, Joe the Gaffer used the phrase "Seize The Future." This time, the unfortunate acronym is STFU. Of course, that's what Obama has been trying to tell Biden since day one.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


The following (chilling) opinion piece brings to light something many feared would happen. Those of us on the right feared it would happen and no one would report it in the puppet press. Michael Goodwin is blowing the whistle. His opinion piece follows:

Obama Strikes a Deal With the Devil
as Mideast Meltdown Continues
And so quietly, almost off-handedly, the Rubicon has been crossed. The United States of America, whose blood and treasure have been spilled fighting terrorism, is jumping into bed with radical Islamists.

By approving a role for the Muslim Brotherhood in a new Egyptian government, the White House is taking its engagement policy to a dangerous level. American taxpayer dollars will now help sustain the oldest Islamist group, one that helped launch Osama bin Laden on his murderous quest.

Perhaps this day was inevitable for an administration that refuses to say "Islamic terrorists," and claims "jihad" can be a good thing and Hezbollah has "moderate" elements.

But it is hardly inevitable that the Kumbaya approach will bring peace to the Middle East. More likely, it will be seen as Western weakness and beget even more violence against America and our allies.

The decision applies to Egypt, but it won't stay in Egypt. Nearly every Arab government is fighting radical groups that aim to eliminate our presence, Israel and Western-friendly leaders. Imagine what those leaders think about our willingness to endorse the Muslim Brotherhood, which helped spawn Hamas and similar groups.

We have pulled the rug out from under our allies. They have staked their lives and countries on our commitment to battle terrorists, and now we appear ready to make a deal that will put pressure on them to do the same.

Yes, I know, the Muslim Brotherhood insists it is no longer a radical group and doesn't advocate violence. But what they say is not what they do. Days after a leader of the group said Egyptians "should be prepared for war against Israel" and urged the country to stop sending natural gas to Israel, attackers blew up a gas pipeline to Jordan. The one to Israel immediately was shut down.

Not exactly the start of
a beautiful relationship.
But perfectly predictable.

Monday, February 7, 2011


"I never thought of myself as a great man,
just a man committed to great ideas.
I've always believed that individuals
should take priority over the state.
History has taught me that this
is what sets America apart
not to remake the world in our image,
but to inspire people everywhere with a
sense of their own boundless possibilities. There's no question I am an idealist,
which is another way of saying
I am an American."
Ronald Reagan

The more I learn about Ronald Reagan
the more I understand what makes America great.
No, not what made America great, but the tangibles;
the principles of God, Country and Family
and the balance man tried to create
when this American experiment was launched.
This was a man unmovable in his nature and his faith.
Happy Birthday Mr. President.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


T. E. A. M.
Injury riddled, battle worn but not to be denied,
the hot team and the last team to make the playoffs,
pulled off what no team has done in NFC history.

I’m getting in my truck.

I’m Going to Green Bay

Time to Welcome Vince Home…