Saturday, January 7, 2012

Since I'm not doing alot with this blog, I'm shutting it down. I'll be doing all of my posting in one place from now on.

Friday, November 4, 2011

I'm about to lose my mind....

Is it me, or is Wisconsin State Assemblyman Peter Barca losing his damn mind?

I just saw video from the overnight legislative session in Madison with Barca going off in the Assembly chamber about a perceived "power grab" by Republicans.

Excuse me Representative Barca, but exactly what would you call what was done under the Doyle Administration by the Democrats?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What do I make of this?

Congressional district #9 in New York City has gone red. The questions I have: 1. Would this district have stayed Democrat if Weiner hadn't shown his weiner to women online? 2. Is this really a referendum on Obama? Possibly, given his policies on Israel and the demographic makeup of the district. 3. How conservative is Turner? Is he more like Ronald Reagan or Scott Brown?? Magic Eight Says: Ask again later.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gadhafi's lair

The rebel's have made it all the way into Gadhafi's home, and what do they find? Riches beyond compare.

Is it any surprise that the ruling class loves to spend money on itself, while letting the underclass wallow?

Friday, August 5, 2011

young and stupid

The latest summer fun to be hit by youthful stupidity is the Wisconsin State Fair. Last night at the close of business, a high number of youths decided it would a good time to turn the Fair Midway and South 84th Street in West Allis into a UFC style cage match.

I could touch on many of the same topics my blogging brethren have already stated; black on white crime, thuggish behavior, etc.

However, the thought that's been on my mind all day is this: how much longer will this continue? The City of Milwaukee in the persons of Mayor Barrett and Police Chief Flynn have stated that police presence will be increased at the State Fair as well as any other weekend festival in the City.

That's great and all, but what's the cost?

Does this mean overtime for more foot patrols, or will other shifts be thinned out to accommodate the extra festival patrols?

This incident makes the second time this summer that a group of young people has run rampant; I realize on both occasions that the crowd grew quickly and seemingly without warning, but how do you stop this?

From most news reports, it appears to be a black on white issue; blacks youths were going after white fairgoers, while leaving black fairgoers alone. This doesn't help the image that Milwaukee is a racist, segregated city.

Will this discourage people from attending the fair? I know my wife and I are still going. We planned on attending on Saturday during the day anyway, and we saw no reason to change our plans. I will, however, be a little more cautious about what's going on around me while we are there.

Monday, June 27, 2011

split personality

Maureen Dowd nails it on Obama.

snippet: Our president likes to be on both sides at once.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Guns Baby, Guns

Concealed carry has been enacted in Wisconsin, leaving Illinois as the only state to not allow concealed carry of a firearm.

I support this move as I think it will help lower crime rates by causing a potential criminal to think twice about engaging with a potential "victim" if that target may be armed.

And if it doesn't deter the criminal, perhaps starting down the barrel of a gun will.