Thursday, June 7, 2012

Walker's win Shocks City Hall

It looks like the folks in Racine's City Hall were under the delusion that Scott Walker was as hated by the Taxpayers as he is despised by the City Workers.    Foolish children!   Word is today that several highly paid workers at City Hall will be retiring soon, before the effects of Act 10 hit them and their positions. 

This is good news for the Taxpayers..  No offense but new workers are less expensive.

I also heard a rumor that Mayor Dickert is proposing a wage Roll-Back for city workers!  If this is true then I say Hurray!  I presume this would be done to avoid re-opening the Union contracts, and push back the enforcement of Act 10 until the last possible date. 

In 3 weeks we will know the Governors Study results about whether or not we must be forced to use the Pension system vs. a 401K type system for our employees.   It's looking very promising that the switch can be made.   Now if we can get those changes and some roll-backs in wages we can begin to start showing our Government is listening to the Taxpayers!  

Attention City Hall workers the voters of Wisconsin have spoken, we want our Govt smaller, cheaper and Union free!   Mayor John Dickert I think your finally listening!  I hope it's true. 

Assessing Obama from the Washington Post

The Washington Post on Obama
June 2 2012
Washington Post on Obama - FINALLY!
As I’m sure you know, the Washington Post Newspaper has always had a reputation for being extremely liberal, so the fact that their Editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama in their newspaper makes this a truly amazing event and a news story in and of itself. Finally, the truth about our radical President’s agenda is starting to trickle through the ‘protective walls’ built by our liberal media.
Matt Patterson (columnist for the Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner)

Government and Society 

"Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.

How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job? Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer"; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present") ; and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.

He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?

Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass - held to a lower standard - because of the color of his skin.

Podhoretz continues: And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest? Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon -affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin - that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is.

And that is what America did to Obama. True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois ; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks? In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people - conservatives included - ought now to be deeply embarrassed.

The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of cliches, and that's when he has his teleprompter in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all.

Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth – it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.

And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence.

But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?

In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job.

When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office."

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Numbers from the TEA Party

Todays TEA Party in Caledonia was just fantastic.  Here's some numbers I picked up from folks at the event and the speakers.

4000+       Crowd estimates seemed to be 4000 or more.  The area covered with folks was much bigger than the BonFire TEA Party of Jan 2010.  We have lots of photo's that'll be looked at carefully to get a more accurate count.What an amazing day for a rally!

175          New jobs that will be announced in a local Racine County business on Monday, (nearly doubling it's workforce!)...It's Working!!

10,000      The number of "Early" voters in the city of Milwaukee.  The press has been reporting nearly 100,000 and up.  Clearly the Dems are in much bigger trouble than they thought. But go vote anyway!

350           The number of "Early" voters on Saturday, despite the huge rally in Milwaukee, they expected thousands!!

55% Decrease!   The number of AFSCME members in Wisconsin.  It looks Like if they aren't Forced to join they leave in droves!   It's Working!

2              Or Rather number 2!    Paul Ryan was there and he was fantastic as always.  And hta'ts why i still believe he will the Number TWO on the ticket with Mitt Romney this Fall!

2 Dozen   The number of volunteers that were at the Racine Victory Centers for ILLINOIS!!  While our volunteers were at the rally.  Thanks to Lake county for sending the troops North!!

#1            Special congratulations to Zane Navartil...who couldn't attend the rally, and neither did his parents..because Zane was playing Tennis in Madison in the State Championship Finals.  After a 2 day long event Racine's own Prairie School sophomore Zane Navartil wins the State Championship!!!   Way to go ZANE!  We are very proud!