Monday, August 31, 2009

It will be an AWESOME day!

Following in the footsteps of Wisconsin's best bloggers' chili gathering, this Sunday Wisconsin's worst bloggers (you know who you are) are invited to Brat Fest '09. At Brat Fest, we will determine the Best Bratwurst in Wisconsin.

We are now up to 23 bratwurst entries, with more coming daily. The brats in the contest are limited to traditional/Sheboygan style. See a representative list in my previous post.

The latest news is that several of my FIB guests are bringing the finest flatlander brats with them to compete. Be here to help defend our Cheesehead honor.

I'll also be serving my prize winning Hot Buttered Rum Grilled Peaches over Angel Food Mini-Waffles for dessert.

I look forward to seeing you other lousy bloggers. We may not get the hits of the big boys, but I guarantee that we will eat better. You don't need to be R.S. McCain or Dan Riehl to figure out where I live, but I'll shoot you an email if you need help.

p.s. Dad - leave that squirrel rifle at home.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Brat Taste-off Roster

The following bratwurst have been purchased for next weekend's Best Brat in Wisconsin Taste-off. A couple of entries from out of state have snuck in, too. We limited the entries to Sheboygan or traditional styles.
  • Christman Meat
  • Glenn’s Market
  • Gooseberry’s
  • Hoelsy's
  • Jacobson Bros.
  • J.L. Richards
  • Johnsonville
  • Karl’s Country Market
  • Klement's
  • Konop’s
  • Kramarczuk's (from Minneapolis)
  • Miesfeld’s
  • Mystery Brats
  • RJ's Meats
  • Ruef's
  • Schwai's
  • Sendik's Fine Foods
  • Sorg's
  • Spar's (from Buffalo)
  • Usinger's
  • Ream's Elburn Market (from Elburn, IL)

There will also be a poultry brat competition with the following participants.
  • Glenn’s Market Turkey Brats
  • Karl’s Country Market Turkey Brats
  • Miesfeld’s Chicken Brats
  • RJ's Meats Chicken Brats
There will be no beer wasted in the cooking of these bratwurst. Take it from the expert.
"According to Miesfeld's Meat Market's Chuck Miesfeld, a third-generation sausage maker and many times grand champion in the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors' bratwurst judging contest, the sausage should be grilled over coals with no adornment whatsoever. He says beer is what you drink with them, not what you cook them in."

- Jane & Michael Stern, 500 Things to Eat Before its too Late

Monday, August 24, 2009

Someone else thought of this one

But this was my idea.

Design your own Favre tribute jersey here.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What a talent!

Make us forget your glory years Brett.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Beneath Contempt

Get 'em while you can. There is a loophole in the NFL/Reebok rules for ordering personalized jerseys. These rules are set up to limit jerseys bashing opposing players.
  • League player names must match current team rosters and the team for which they currently play
  • Retired player names cannot be printed on the team's jersey from which they retired
  • Both adult and youth jerseys hold up to 10 characters
  • Characters accepted: capital A-Z (name field only); 0-9 (number field only); spaces
  • Each space counts as one (1) character
  • Language deemed inappropriate, derogatory, or profane will not be accepted
  • If your selection does not meet all of the above criteria you will be prompted to start over
But since the player and his number are not retired, it is still open season on #4.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

If the jersey fits, you must wear it


being the greatest of assholes

i am the great "bungholio" !
Help me out. Which jersey do I spend $100 on?

This works

Approved by the NFL/Reebok dirty worder filter.

Must be true.

That's how Jerry Kramer spells it

This is too nice ...

Help me come up with something really nasty.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The unasked Barrett question

What was Trolley Tommy doing driving to the State Fair when there was cheap and convenient mass transit available to him?

Confirming every out-state stereotype

I have friends who live in rural Dane County who consider all of Milwaukee County as a thug filled ghetto. Try as I might, they won't venture more than a block from the interstate highways that pass through the county. That view of greater Milwaukee County as Wisconsin's Gotham City is pretty much universal for those that don't live and work here.

Tom Barrett's ass-whipping at the State Fair confirms these impressions. Shorewood, Tosa, Milwaukee, Greenfield - they are all the same.

Barrett gets smacked down in West Allis, no less. That's cream puffs, cherry pie and race car exhaust I tell my friends. I certainly was wrong.

Beware. If you are not going to stay in your own zip code, at least you should keep your butt out of thugsville Milwaukee.

A creepy liar

"I just lost my grandmother last year. "I just lost my grandmother last year. I know what it's like to watch somebody you love, who's aging, deteriorate and have to struggle with that," an impassioned Obama told a crowd as he spoke of Madelyn Payne Dunham. He took issue with "the notion that somehow I ran for public office or members of Congress are in this so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma." you love, who's aging, deteriorate and have to struggle with that," an impassioned Obama told a crowd as he spoke of Madelyn Payne Dunham. He took issue with "the notion that somehow I ran for public office or members of Congress are in this so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma."
"Pulling the plug on grandma."

What an insensitive creep.

"I know what it's like to watch somebody you love, who's aging, deteriorate ..."

And a liar, too.

It's pretty hard to watch someone deteriorate from 5000 miles away, especially when you are preoccupied with campaigning. Besides his well publicized photo-op, did Obama visit his Grandmother, the woman who raised him, during her last year of life?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Healtcare, the U.S. - U.K. difference

Per Stein -
The problem with government health systems is not that they pull the plug on Grandma. It’s that Grandma has a hell of a time getting plugged in in the first place. The only way to “control costs” is to restrict access to treatment, and the easiest people to deny treatment to are the oldsters. Don’t worry, it’s all very scientific. In Britain, they use a “Quality-Adjusted Life Year” formula to decide that you don’t really need that new knee because you’re gonna die in a year or two, maybe a decade-and-a-half tops.
Of course that won't work in the United States. Obama's Government Death Counselors will have a very high mortality rate, as Grandpa, and even Grandma, decide that they aren't going out alone.

Go ahead, make my day.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Good luck, Mr. Reynolds

Cpl. Reynolds:
"He had been given a lead sleeping tablet. I was quite proud of that shot - it is the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan. I am going to use that fact as a chat-up line in the pub when I get back home."
Lance Cpl. Hatton:
"He did a top job that day - but we are all sick about him going on about it and telling us what a great shot he is."
Read the rest.

HT - Blackfive

A growing list

No verification of qualifications required.
  • Voting in Wisconsin
  • President of the United States
  • Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Wisconsin
Are there more?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

You heard it on Belling first!

Although this blogger had the story almost 3 months ago.

Belling Hour 1

Belling Hour 2

Chandra Miller Fienen, Governor Doyle's Chief Legal Counsel, is not licensed to practice law in Wisconsin. And no one bothered to check the State Bar Directory.

What are the chances of that? Perhaps the same as someone being sworn in as POTUS without having his eligibility verified. Therefore, it cannot be true.

Does this make Belling a BAR-ther?


Saturday, August 01, 2009

And another thing ...

Try to determine if you are eligible for a "car allowance rebate" at the government site:

What a pain.

Now try a car company's website, any of them, find it yourself.

Wasn't that easy.

Despite Obama's visceral hatred of for-profit businesses, here is proof again that the profit motive works.

Government workers and community organizers do not give a shit about those they are supposed to serve. They are only in it for themselves.

Cash for Clunkers - The real agenda

What is really behind the Cash for Clunkers program?

Stimulation of new auto sales? Come on, do you really believe that Democrats would do anything to stimulate consumer spending? Especially on heavy industrial products. Nope, that is just a byproduct.

Elimination of gas-guzzlers? Considering that my 11 year old minivan is eligible even though it still averages 22 mpg, that isn't it.

Reduction in the supply of the inexpensive vehicles typically purchased by the young and the poor? BINGO! The reduced availability of these vehicles will drive up their cost and price them outside the means of the poor. Consequently enslaving the poor and the young to ride on government run mass transportation.

You really didn't expect Obama to tell us the real reason behind this program, did you?