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Gates’ Defense Budget Proposal; U.S. Navy Looks At Green Tech

Gates’ Defense Budget Proposal; U.S. Navy Looks At Green Tech

Want to know how the Obama Administration plans to bring Change to our military?  Read SecDef Robert Gates’ budget proposals. In terms of equipment and high-tech doodads, there was a lot of give and take.  Certain programs were killed, while others received support like the Littoral Class Naval Vessel commissioned here in Milwaukee.  Other winners were both manned and [...]

Hope and Change? That’s so 2008.

Hope and Change? That’s so 2008.

As I write this here in Milwaukee, WISN 12&#As I write this here in Milwaukee, WISN 12’s website shows: Tony Evers to be the winner after securing over 100,000 more votes than Rose Fernandez with 93% of the precincts reporting in. Big special interest money certainly made the difference here; Evers having received a healthy portion of the WEAC pot-o-gold. Shirley Abrahamson also posted a wide margin; beating Randy Koschnick in her bid for State Supreme Court. Despite the liberal rhetoric, the big money was behind Abrahamson. Couple that with an opponent that seemed hastily put together and you get the Abrahamson win. If these two races are a sign of elections to come, be prepared to see more of your tax money laundered through liberal programs and reinvested back into organized efforts supporting Democrat candidates...8217;s website shows: Tony Evers to be the winner after securing over 100,000 more votes than Rose Fernandez with 93% of the precincts reporting in.  Big special interest money certainly made the difference here; Evers having received a healthy portion of the WEAC pot-o-gold.  Shirley Abrahamson also posted a wide [...]

Get Out and Vote!!

Get Out and Vote!!

You know what to do, just do it. From Roland: I want to repeat Patrick’s sentiments.  Every election is important folks.  Various commentators are predicting turnout as low as 20-25%.  By voting today, you will have a greater individual impact than in larger elections with greater turnout.  Let’s face it…the Left tends to better organize its special interests [...]

A link to Milwaukee’s past that many area residents aren’t aware of

A link to Milwaukee’s past that many area residents aren’t aware of

From around 1882 through 1974, Milwaukee County maintained what was known as the “Poor Farm Cemetery” in Wauwatosa. The cemetery was a necessary offshoot of the Milwaukee County Almshouse, a working farm for the indigent which sat on land purchased by the county in 1852. Through the years, as the sweeping country meadow surrounding the […]

Who Do You Know Wants to Buy a New G.M. …err… O.M. Car?
Obama pledges to back up warranty, parts, support for GM & Chrysler customers

Obama pledges to back up warranty, parts, support for GM & Chrysler customers

From a two-page document released earlier today by the Obama Administration summarizing President Obama’s promise to potential buyers of GM and Chrysler products: “It is my hope that the steps I am announcing today will go a long way towards answering many of the questions people may have about the future of GM and Chrysler. But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can — if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warrantee [sic] will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it’s ever been. Because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warrantee. [sic]“ Where does the money come from? ...

Jon Erpenbach to constituent: “Sorry about the previous letter.”
Jon Erpenbach to constituent

“Sorry about the previous letter.”

A little media attention goes a long way, especially when that attention isn’t flattering. A few weeks back, I posted a letter which I received after contacting my State Senator, Jon Erpenbach, about what I believed was a pretty cut-and-dried misuse of funds being collected in order to help the state comply with the federal “Real ID” anti-terrorism measure, even though Jim Doyle’s proposed budget puts no money toward compliance with the new law. If the amount of scrutiny Erpenbach’s letter earned from pundits throughout the Badger State was any indication, I think it’s safe to say that Erpenbach left more questions unanswered than answered about his position on this apparent “redirection” of fees collected.

Archbishop Dolan rips N.D. for Obama honor & prepares to fight forcing abortion

Archbishop Dolan rips N.D. for Obama honor & prepares to fight forcing abortion

Archbishop Timothy Dolan has become the most prominent member of the Catholic church to rip Notre Dame’s decision to invite President Obama to be its commencement speaker. Dolan and others, including the local Bishop that says he will not attend the ceremony, have been speaking against the noted Catholic University honoring the president that is ready to sign legislation that will force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions...

Daniel Acker — Evil

Daniel Acker — Evil

I have been meaning to say something about the Daniel Acker case, the 61 year old swimming instructor at the West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation Department that may have committed hundreds of sexual assaults against dozens of teen-aged boys since the early 1970’s. Acker would befriend boys and young men at the pool (where he would often shower with the boys), and became sort of a mentor to a lot of the troubled young men. For several boys, Acker was a confidant, providing a safe haven of sorts when things at home got rough. “If anybody were to be in trouble or get kicked out - which in the group we’re in is kind of common - he would offer them a place to sleep and food to eat,” Radionov said. “I appreciate the things that he did do for me.” Upon reflection, Radionov wonders if Acker planned it that way. “Every single one of us that kicked it over at (Dan’s) ain’t the best,” he said. (source) Acker also worked in the Milwaukee County Child and Adolescent Treatment Center and the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex and is accused of molesting children from both of those centers...

Doyle nevers uses the word “layoffs” in this story

Doyle nevers uses the word “layoffs” in this story

Doyle speaks about “loss of jobs” in this MJS article in which he seems to be hailed as some kind of caped crusader for “pushing” David Obey on the stimulus package, which Obey seems to take issue with in this quote, “It was a whole bunch of people working together. You don’t go around trying to figure out who gets credit for this or gets credit for that.” In fact, the story is full of things like that which would be funny if the inherent danger of Democrat spending wasn’t so similar to the moments before the Titanic went down. ..

Akron couple gets their wish – thanks to “stimulus”

Akron couple gets their wish – thanks to “stimulus”

Last summer, the Akron Beacon Journal published a staff-authored story about a West Akron, OH couple whose son, 20-year-old Kevin Conley, jumped to his death in 2006 from Akron’s All-America Bridge, dubbed the “Y-Bridge” by Akron locals. Kevin’s parents, Robert and Carolyn Conley, went before the Akron City Council’s public safety committee last May with […]

The Prevailing Wage Proposal (Another nail in Milwaukee’s coffin)

The Prevailing Wage Proposal (Another nail in Milwaukee’s coffin)

This past week, the Milwaukee Common Council voted by 8 to 7 to pass the prevailing wage proposal which Mayor Tom Barrett has indicated he will sign into law. Those who voted against this foolish ordinance tried to save business development in the City of Milwaukee. Those who voted in favor of it [...]

Milw. Alderman faces charges of beating daughter with metal hanger

Milw. Alderman faces charges of beating daughter with metal hanger

Another chapter in the colorful life of Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Dan Bice reported today that Hamilton’s ex-wife, Connie Caston Hamilton (a.k.a. Isis Muhammad), took their daughter to Aurora Sinai Medical Center. The child spend the weekend with the the alderman, but when she returned home, she had “a cut and linear red marks on her [...]

A BadgerBlogger reader expresses his disappointment in Steve Kroft

A BadgerBlogger reader expresses his disappointment in Steve Kroft

Brian, a BadgerBlogger reader and occasional commenter, was less than impressed with the softballs interviewer Steve Kroft tossed up to President Obama during his appearance on yesterday’s 60 Minutes. Interspersed with nail-biters like: “How many decisions do you make in a day?” and “What are your mornings like?”, Brian opines that he might have [...]

Thoughts and prayers to Oakland P.D. and the families of these four brave men

Thoughts and prayers to Oakland P.D. and the families of these four brave men

Proof that there is no such thing as “a routine traffic stop” for our brave police officers. Fourth Oakland police officer dies after shootings A fourth Oakland, California, police officer has died as a result of shootings that happened Saturday, a police spokesman said Sunday. John Hege, 41, was pronounced dead about noon Sunday at Highland Hospital, [...]

Mayor Dave launches Madison’s “Recovery and Reinvestment” website

Mayor Dave launches Madison’s “Recovery and Reinvestment” website

Here’s a chance for Madison residents and other interested parties to see what the Capitol City’s brain trust has in store for those forthcoming American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (PORKULUS) dollars. Mayor Dave has launched a new website so you can track those ARRA dollars, as they, in Mayor Dave’s words, “create jobs and stimulate the [...]

President, Geithner, Dodd get slammed by… Maxine Waters?

President, Geithner, Dodd get slammed by… Maxine Waters?

Representative Maxine Waters, appearing on Joe Scarborough’s radio program earlier today, questions whether “the president is up to speed on what’s going on,” and demands “clarification” on who knew what, and when? It’s becoming clear, this is a party in disarray. Yes, we can!

On Obama’s rather odd comment to Jay Leno

On Obama’s rather odd comment to Jay Leno

I’ll make this quick. I’m not going to belabor the point. You’ve heard the comment. I know the guy’s under a lot of pressure, and is trying to carve his path, in the early days of his administration… it’s the hardest job in the free world, after all. The spinmeisters can wave their [...]

Time for a change in Wisconsin’s educational bureaucracy

Time for a change in Wisconsin’s educational bureaucracy

It is time for a change in Wisconsin’s failing educational system, and even the Wisconsin State Journal agrees… Wisconsin voters have a clear choice in the April 7 race for state superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction. The race features a consummate and careful insider, Tony Evers, versus a spirited and straightforward outsider, Rose Fernandez. The State [...]

Not funny Mr. President

Not funny Mr. President

The One was “joking” with Jay Leno today, he was talking about his bowling score being 129, he said, “It’s like the Special Olympics or something.” As someone that works with Special Olympians, I’m not laughing. President Obama Jokes About Being a Bad Bowler: ‘It’s Like the Special Olympics’

Wonder where the money came from?

Wonder where the money came from?

I’m sure the Journal Sentinel employees that lost their jobs don’t mind reading this: Journal CEO’s compensation increases Total compensation increased almost 22% last year for Journal Communications Inc. chairman and chief executive Steven J. Smith, according to a regulatory filing by the company Thursday. Smith earned no bonus, but his salary rose 3.7% to $798,077. He received [...]

The greatest logo… ever

The greatest logo… ever

I’ll let this one speak for itself. To the members of the Wisconsin Tourism Federation: Maybe it’s time for a little “rebranding”. Yeah, just maybe. (h/t: Christian Schneider)

The “Racial Profiling” issue rears its ugly head again

The “Racial Profiling” issue rears its ugly head again

MJS reporter Mike Johnson wrote an article in today’s paper titled, “Doyle budget would keep traffic stop data secret”. What I found most interesting is his, or his editor’s, subtitle which reads: Proposal would track racial bias. Not “suspected” racial bias or “alleged” racial bias or “possible” racial bias. Just RACIAL BIAS. [...]

Madison’s elusive “parka bandit” strikes again

Madison’s elusive “parka bandit” strikes again

A business on Madison’s east side was targeted Tuesday afternoon, in broad daylight, by the man whom police have dubbed the “parka bandit”; a white male, 20-25 years old, 5′5″ to 5′8″, with blond-colored facial hair. He’s dubbed the “parka bandit” because of the black, knee-length parka which he wears during the robberies. [...]

The teleprompter says I’m a great guy.  I am a great guy, right?  Right?

The teleprompter says I’m a great guy. I am a great guy, right? Right?

By pissing off the Brits, at least President Obama guaranteed that the British press would be keeping a close eye on his blunders: “A teleprompt blunder has led to Barack Obama thanking himself in a speech at the White House in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into [...]

Junkie doc, back where he belongs, behind bars

Junkie doc, back where he belongs, behind bars

Mark Benson, the repeat drunk driving junkie former doctor that destroyed a family last April, killing Jennifer Bukosky, her unborn child, and her 10-year-old daughter Courtney Bella and injuring Bukowski’s son and a family friend. Benson was able to get Judge Mac Davis to lower his bail enough for him to be released a few [...]

OIC’s favorite janitor back in hot water again

OIC’s favorite janitor back in hot water again

Remember “Little Al” Stewart, friend of former Milwaukee Alderman Michael McGee? The same “Little Al” who was involved in the alleged planning of a “beat down” of a man, aided by McGee, after claiming Stewart’s home had been burglarized? You know, “Little Al,” the one whose company, Ambiance Floor Service was paid $607,228.00 [...]

Doyle wants to eliminate vehicle registration stickers and go to one license plate

Doyle wants to eliminate vehicle registration stickers and go to one license plate

Governor Jim Doyle wants to save taxpayer money by eliminating license plate registration stickers and reducing the number of license plates to one. This would save a little over $1.3 million according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn thinks it’s a good idea, but other law enforcement officials [...]

Eulogy for a record store

Eulogy for a record store

I know many of you will find this hard to believe, but I was once… cool. Perhaps not as cool, at the time, as I thought I was. But cooler than most. In fact, I gave being hip and trendy a noble effort for quite a few years, well into my 30’s. It’s hard to [...]

The Tommyville Choo-Choo rides again!

The Tommyville Choo-Choo rides again!

The Tommyville Choo-Choo, it lives! Yes, Tommy Barrett has gotten his mitts on $54.9 million that he will use to built the Tommyville Choo-Choo that runs in a circle in the middle of downtown Milwaukee. And let us remember, Barrett’s choo-choo was estimated to cost over $100 million… You get three guesses as to where [...]

Obama administration considers making veterans pay for their own treatment?

Obama administration considers making veterans pay for their own treatment?

Please say it ain’t so, Barry O. Peter at The Underground Conservative brings to our attention a controversial plan, proposed by the Obama Administration, that would have injured veterans “paying for treatment of their service-related injuries using private insurance.” From a CNN report, earlier this week: “Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is [...]

An Inadequate Investigation?

An Inadequate Investigation?

As I was reading this story about the drug-related death of Whitefish Bay teen Madison Kiefer, and calls to police reporting suspected drug activity where she allegedly obtained the drugs that ultimately killed her, I find myself agreeing with John Kishline’s concerns that not enough was done to investigate his many calls reporting suspected drug [...]

Senator Jon Erpenbach attempts to explain state spending to a lowly prole

Senator Jon Erpenbach attempts to explain state spending to a lowly prole

Wow, this sure clears it all up. A couple weeks ago, the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel published a story about an additional $10.00 being tacked on to Wisconsin’s driver’s license renewal fee which the state began collecting last year. The money was to be used to help Wisconsin comply with the federal “Real ID” anti-terrorism legislation, but, according [...]

Anti-tobacco conference attendees displeased by our Nicotine-Addict-In-Chief

Anti-tobacco conference attendees displeased by our Nicotine-Addict-In-Chief

According to The Economic Times of India, our 44th president was the target of criticism from at least some of the over 2,000 attendees at the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health - currently taking place in Mumbai, India - upon the revelation to those at the conference that Mr. Obama, an iconic figure [...]

Arrogance on Display

Arrogance on Display

Unlike that pesky tax code (which was too difficult for him to understand) Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel makes his opinion crystal clear when queried by a reporter for “Hot Air TV”.

Who would have expected this?  Being president is a lot of hard work.

Who would have expected this? Being president is a lot of hard work.

Still looking for a substantive explanation for why their Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, was given an “offhand approach” by President Obama during Brown’s U.S. visit last week, the Telegraph U.K. theorizes: It must be related to fatigue. “Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been “overwhelmed” by the economic [...]

2000 gather on the wet frozen tundra, with pitchforks & tea in hand

2000 gather on the wet frozen tundra, with pitchforks & tea in hand

On Saturday, Green Bay Wisconsin was home to one of the Tea Parties that have taken America by storm. Paul at Berry Laker has all the details and many pictures h/t: The MacIver Institute

Americans For Prosperity presents Defending the American Dream Summit — Wisconsin:
Americans For Prosperity presents Defending the American Dream Summit — Wisconsin

Videos from Saturday’s Americans For Prosperity, Defending the American Dream Summit — Wisconsin. More video is being processed and will be added this evening. If you click each video, you can open it to full size. US Rep. James Sensenbrenner Wi. Rep. Jim Ott Pastor David King Sheriff David Clarke Judge Randy Koschnick Fred Dooley Final Videos: Somehow I lost Joe the Plumber, [...]

Americans for Prosperity — Defending The American Dream Summit

Americans for Prosperity — Defending The American Dream Summit

I am at the the Defending the American Dream Summit and will be updating this post thought the day. I am here with hundreds of fellow Conservatives. I will be adding commentary and links all day. The first link I will throw out to you is Fight Back Wisconsin.com –Expect some big news from Citizens for [...]

A few bipartisan thoughts on health care reform from your friends at the Democrat Party

A few bipartisan thoughts on health care reform from your friends at the Democrat Party

“Those who seek to block any reform at all, any reform at any cost, will not prevail this time around.” — President Barack Obama, speaking at a “health care summit” on Thursday. “I’m looking forward to being a foot soldier in this undertaking, and this time we will not fail.” — Senator Edward “Teddy” [...]

Bloomberg: “Obama Bear Market worst Dow slump in at least 90 years”
Bloomberg

“Obama Bear Market worst Dow slump in at least 90 years”

Oh, I know, I know… This is all George W. Bush’s fault. “The U.S.’s Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost 20 percent since Barack Obama’s Inauguration Day, the steepest slump for a new administration in at least 90 years, as unemployment jumped to the highest since 1992 and banks seized homes at a record pace. “It’s [...]

Were all this bloat in a Republican bill, would the paragraph be a bit longer?

Were all this bloat in a Republican bill, would the paragraph be a bit longer?

Who would have ever thought you could condense anything involving $410 billion in spending, several Democrat senators standing in opposition to their party, weakened U.S. policy on trade and travel restrictions with Cuba, and the words “partial government shutdown” into three sentences? Well, the Associated Press somehow managed: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate, tied up [...]

But hey, they came in a really, really nice box

But hey, they came in a really, really nice box

Prior to his visit to Washington D.C. this week, British Prime Minster Gordon Brown put tremendous forethought into a gift to present to President Barack Obama, something to symbolize the “special relationship” between our two countries. Brown decided on a pen holder made from timbers once a part of the Victorian anti-slave ship HMS Gannet. [...]

Jim Cramer responds, in writing, to White House reprisal

Jim Cramer responds, in writing, to White House reprisal

CNBC’s Jim Cramer, who has taken heat in recent days for his “pointed criticism” of President Obama’s long-term economic strategy, writing at TheStreet.com. “I am a fight-not-flight guy, so I was on my hackles when I heard White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ answer to a question about my pointed criticism of the president on multiple [...]

I’m from the Division of Appearance Fairness, and I’m here for your dolls.

I’m from the Division of Appearance Fairness, and I’m here for your dolls.

“The dolls, please. We can do this the easy way, or the hard way. It’s your call.” A West Virgina lawmaker (a Democrat, go figure) wants to make it illegal to sell - are you ready for this? Barbie. Wait, not just Barbie. From the verbiage of his bill, introduced yesterday, [...]

Well Said Ma’am

Well Said Ma’am

Well Said Ma’am!

Well…  It’s true ya know

Well… It’s true ya know

Did you realize that President Obama probably signed his stimulus package at the same desk where President Clinton got his package stimulated? I didn’t think of it, but it made me go, humm? Wait, let me rephrase that…

Obama won’t yield to “day to day gyrations of the stock market.”

Obama won’t yield to “day to day gyrations of the stock market.”

Perhaps he’s not certain what gyrations are: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama compared the stock market Tuesday to the daily tracking polls used during campaigns, saying that paying too close attention to how Wall Street “bobs up and down” could lead to bad long-term policy. “What I’m looking at is not the day-to-day [...]

CRG files complaint in DPI race

CRG files complaint in DPI race

There is an update in the story that we have been following, of a state official, Jeff Dickert, head of CESA7, illegally using state resources for campaigning for DPI candidate Tony Evers. Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) has filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board (GAB). You can view the complaint against Dickert here.

Jim Doyle to law-abiding handgun purchasers: “Screw you, suckers.”
Jim Doyle to law-abiding handgun purchasers

“Screw you, suckers.”

Planning to join the throngs of Wisconsinites flocking to gun retailers to partake in your Second Amendment rights? Get ready to coin up. Gun and ammo purchases have surged in the months following last November’s election, and don’t think that Doyle and other politicians haven’t noticed. While it’s still legal to purchase a [...]

BadgerBlogger Notable Quotables

BadgerBlogger Notable Quotables

“The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted by degrees, by precedent, by implication, by erosion, by default, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other - until the day when they are suddenly declared to be the country’s official ideology.” [...]

Thinking about a trip to Mexico?  Better watch this first.

Thinking about a trip to Mexico? Better watch this first.

I’ve always loved our neighbor to the south. I’ve visited many times; most recently, almost exactly two years ago, Cancun, where I enjoyed an afternoon of deep-sea fishing in 4-6 foot swells with a couple of friends, all of us ready to hurl almost the entire time, yet pulling in one Barracuda after another, [...]

I’m sorry, but… WTF?

I’m sorry, but… WTF?

I know we occasionally hear about a kid left on a school bus or van for a few hours, sometimes with disastrous results, but how does a little boy get forgotten overnight? This kid was supposed to be staying with a family friend of some sort, along with his two brothers. When the bus dropped [...]

Defending The American Dream Summit — I’ll be there

Defending The American Dream Summit — I’ll be there

I know where i will be next Saturday, the Defending the American Dream Summit is being held at the Midwest Airlines Center‎ on 4th & Wisconsin in downtown Milwaukee. There will be quite a list of Conservative speakers all day long. Hope to see you there. If you are going to be there, let us know. [...]

Update on illegal DPI campaigning

Update on illegal DPI campaigning

Just want to point out that there has been an update made to the post: Liberal DPI candidate supporter campaigning using state resources A source has forwarded the actual email and attachments that CESA7 Administrator Jeff Dickert sent via his state email account to campaign for the status quo candidate in the Department of Public Instruction race.

LaMont Weaver – A Great Story

LaMont Weaver – A Great Story

This was one of the best stories I have ever read in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. LaMont Weaver should be an inspiration to anyone who thinks the world owes them a living. Here’s a guy who is satisfied with his life and not consumed with what everyone else has. His life [...]

The Rest of the Story

The Rest of the Story

RIP: Legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey dies

Liberal DPI candidate supporter campaigning using state resources

Liberal DPI candidate supporter campaigning using state resources

Mark Belling has broken a story that, if it were reported about a Conservative, would likely end with people doing prison time (actually, Scott Jensen is still fighting to stay out of prison on this very charge). But since it was done by big time liberals in support of the teachers union candidate for the [...]

You stay classy, State of Wisconsin employees!

You stay classy, State of Wisconsin employees!

An opinion piece acknowledging the growing rift in Madison between public and private sector employees, published in The Cap Times? The Cap Times? And, more surprisingly, it doesn’t blame George W. Bush for said rift? (I could theorize that, next thing you know, I’ll stumble onto an editorial in the same publication, [...]

Scott Walker at the Wall Street Journal’s opinion page

Scott Walker at the Wall Street Journal’s opinion page

Well worth a few minutes of your Saturday. Scott Walker sounds off on “stimulus.” “True economic stimulus creates sustainable private-sector jobs. The fastest, most effective way to create them is to reduce taxes and implement regulatory and fiscal policies that encourage job growth and economic investment. History has shown repeatedly from John F. Kennedy to [...]