Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone!"

This statement is often found posted on the wall in restaurants, taverns, and retail businesses across the City, County, State and the country. I support a private businesses right to maintain that policy. If a Government entity comes in to your businesses and begins to dictate who you must serve, they have attacked your "Liberty". From the Racine Post Article:
"The Finance and Personnel Committee voted 3-0 Monday night to give the city's Affirmative Action and Human Rights Commission remarkable new powers. Under the ordinance, the volunteer commission will be able to hold hearings on housing discrimination complaints and fine landlords or homeowners up to $25,000 for violating discrimination laws." Full article HERE

First question: Why does our city have an "Affirmative Action and Human Rights Commission". (Been around about 35-40 years. Has it outlived it's usefulness?) How much money does this "committee" cost the tax-payer? ($120,000 per year.) Why does it have any enforcement powers over private property? If there is City owned apartments I could see a reason for it's existence. But since to the best of my knowledge, and confirmed with the Housing authority, all residential rental properties in the City are PRIVATELY owned!

Can Mr. Ron Thomas really use the "Affirmative Action" committee to interfere with only rental business? If he can how soon will Mr. Thomas and committee decide to tell Restaurants who they must serve, perhaps we will need to force restaurants to carry different products to cater to assorted minorities? Shall now every private tavern have to carry Dos Equis, Corona, Peroni & saki? Will every menu be required to be diverse? From grits, and tacos, to Sushi and wasabi?

No private business should have the terms of products, or targeted clientele dictated by this committee or any others in the city.

I address this in my business every single day..I don't carry products for "everyone" I have a targeted customers, Higher income and fashion forward; and I buy my products in hopes of gaining their business. I know of businesses like mine who cater to the low-end clients, and others that make great money off of the "Drug Thugs". Others that cater to the average customer. Each of us serve our niche. We can change our market as needed. The same rules will apply to the owners of Rental Property. We are all familiar with Jacato Dr. We are all aware of certain areas in the city that have an over abundance of "low-end" renters with sketchy records. The building owners I'm sure would love to upscale but the reality of certain neighborhoods will require more work than any one rental business can change.
I am not in favor of anyone refusing to rent to anyone based on color, but at the same time no one should be forced to rent to persons based on color. Affirmative Action is an outdated practice and should be struck completely from the City business, ordinances, or mandates.

Affirmative Action is reverse Racism and everyone knows it! Mayor, Dickert, Ald's Coe, Marcus, Maack and Helding. I urge you to fight this policy and this abuse of city power immediately!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I understand Trains now!! SEWRTA presentation!

Here is Coverage from one the recent SEWRTA presentations with an explanation of how KRM and the Milw to Madison routes will work. Bringing 19th Century technology to our commute!

A 3 minute explanation worth watching.
Modern Rail

George Meyers Educates City Hall!

Watch this clip where George speaks of Recycling Chips and Chickens:

George on YouTube

Thursday, May 13, 2010

RINO's becoming an endangered species.Thank the TEA Partier's UPDATED

It's been an interesting 6-12 months watching the local, State and National political scene.
One of the first big upsets was last Summer when the Congressman went home in August to have their "Listening sessions". What they found was an irate, agitated populace showing up at these sessions and telling them NO! NO! NO! To huge Government growth... The Politicians were scared and cowed into submission to the point that every single Republican fell in line against the expansion of Govt., especially the Obama Health Care proposal. Arlen Specter got scared and switched parties. (He was evidently the last person know that he was actually a Democrat, he even ran for President as Republican in 1996).

Then Scott Brown came on strong in Massachusetts and Won running against Obama-Care. John Murtha died in Western, PA and his seats is shifting from a Conservative Dem to a Conservative Rep. David Obey has retired in Northern Wisconsin and the Sean Duffy is looking very strong there. Bart Stupak has faded away, and even Steve Kagan in Green Bay hasn't said if he's running again! WTF?? One of my best political buddy's is reluctant to see what happens when the Republicans get back in office. He refers back to 1994. I have told him that I have great faith in the new much more Conservative Republicans at every level of Govt. And this fall it should get even better. Folks like Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Mike Pence, John Shaddeg, and Michelle Bachmann. if you compare those leadership folks against the Gingrich, Armey crew..you will have to accept that the "R's" are shifted way closer to the Libertarian position.
Sen Bennett lost his bid for Senate in Utah, and Dem. Rep. Alan Mollohan has lost to a Dem and Rep. candidate in W. VA.

I can make a similar case with the State of Wisconsin. Just look at the "R's" in Wisconsin at the top of the political landscape. Paul Ryan (is in Les Aspin's seat), and Jim Sens is still there, but Scott Walker and Mark Neumann are competing for the Gov. Job and Ron Johnson, Dave Westlake and Terry Wall are all competing to the most conservative guy running for US Senate.

I have heard that Ron Kind is in danger in LaCrosse...Both Belling and Sykes are suggesting 3 of the 8 US House seats might switch from Blue to Red! And these will be CONSERVATIVE's! Our delegation could switch from 5-3 to 6-2 and two remaining would be Baldwin and Moore!! Also Census estimates we will lose a House seat in 2012 when the Redistricting occurs. We could carve out one of those seats entirely! If The Republicans win the Gov. job and 1 or both state houses this November.

I read the other day that Hawaii might vote a Republican into office! Michigan is ready to switch around many houses and Ohio and Illinois Virginia and New Jersey, are in transition.

I read the other day before Obey retired the Real Clear Politics projection had the R's gaining enough seats to TIE, and then Obey's Seat in Play the R's are 1 over the number needed to take back the House. I know' it's months until the Fall election and much can happen from now until Nov. but it could get even worse for Dem's by then. Safe seats are resigning!! the energy is clearly on the R's side for now..and all of the Obama youth vote from 2008 is likely to sit at home. Even Russ Feingold is in trouble Check out Firefeingold.org where concerned citizens have organized to raise funds to help defeat him this fall.

I have often thought Wisconsin should be the next "Red State"..this could be the first year of that trend. The Tea Party has changed the Landscape in Wisconsin and across the US..perhaps we should THANK Pres. Obama for showing what happens when the unchecked Left grab's power!

On a personal note to Arlen Spector Thanks for beating up Anita Hill and her lies back in 1990..but your time has past and you have messed up more legislation that could've improved the conservative cause in the past 20 years..you will not be missed. John McCain and Lindsay Graham I hope your next!!!

UPDATE: Looks like Hawaii's TEA Party guy won! Rand Paul won Big. Spector Lost BIG! And Now Wisconsin Republicans have endorsed Ron Johnson with the overwhelming support of the TEA Partiers! Fight on Scott Walker, and Johnson can take down Barret and Feingold in 2010!