Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Obscure Packers Trivia

Name a company, other than Green Bay Packers, Inc., that Vincent T. Lombardi worked for in 1968?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cranberi Sauced

I found a bottle of Stoli Cranberi on the buffet as I cleaned up for our feast. It was a gift left over from this year's Smoke Day Party. I couldn't find any decent recipes online, so I created this cranberry sauce inspired drink recipe.

Cranberi Sauced
One part Stoli Cranberi
Two parts Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice
One part fresh orange juice
Splash of Chambord Raspberry liqueur

Combine first three ingredients in highball glass over crushed ice. Top with Chambord and garnish with whole cranberries and sliced orange.

Bottoms up!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

TSA brain scan and mental pat-down

Going through screening at the Phoenix Sky Harbor last night, the TSA Trooper picked a prescription bottle out from one of my bins. After examining the bottle he made some comments about the medicine then started asking questions about the effectiveness of the medicine and its side effects. He was so interested in this Rx that he followed me from the ingress side of the X-ray scanner to the egress side, then continued his grilling as I repacked my property and put on my shoes.

I was actually happy that there wasn't a back-scatter scanner at this terminal, so I didn't want to press my luck by telling him to mind his own business and bugger off.

What kind of training does TSA give to the former QuikTrip clerks that it hires? Apparently HIPAA is another law that is not applicable to TSA.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It wasn't me

And I have a pretty good alibi.

Headless bucks turning up in northeastern Wisconsin

- Conservation wardens say an increasing number of headless bucks have been found in northeastern Wisconsin.

State Department of Natural Resources warden Mike Stahl said investigators don't know why at least a half dozen bucks have been found without their heads since the last week of October.

The DNR said four were found in Oconto County's Little Suamico-Abrams area. One was found in the Town of Spruce and another in Marinette County.

Stahl told WLUK-TV that because of various stages of decay, it's not known how all the bucks were killed, but the DNR has been able to determine at least two were shot.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

No naked pictures, no touchy feelie

This is how it is done in industries that are serious about detecting explosives.

EntryScan 4 explosives detection system

GE Security's high-sensitivity, high-throughput 'puffer machine', the EntryScan 4 can detect a broad range of explosives in seconds. Using GE's patented technology, the portal can identify even the most challenging substances by detecting and analyzing their microscopic traces. This compact, redesigned model has been reduced in height for installations under 8ft (2.44m) without sacrificing any walk-through space.
Get more product information here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Government Style Erosion Control

Step One: Pile road debris over topsoil in middle of publicly owned farm field.

Step Two: Don't install silt fencing around polluted material.

Step Three: Make sure that debris pile is not located more than 150 yards from navigable stream (click picture for large size panorama).

From your friends at the WI DNR.
Runoff from rainstorms and snowmelt picks up pollutants like sediment, oil and grease, nitrogen and phosphorus, and other chemicals and carries them into storm sewers or directly into waterbodies. Preventing contamination of storm water is critically important or polluted runoff will be discharged - untreated - into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and drinking water.
Of course, those rules do not apply to our municipal superiors.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gov. Doyle responsible for 400 new jobs

Wisconsin-based manufacturer Sub-Zero Inc. may add 100 Valley jobs

A new facility opening in Goodyear will add higher-paying manufacturing jobs to the metro Phoenix economy and could bring nearly 400 jobs to a business park that has been empty since 2008.

Sub-Zero Inc., a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of high-end refrigeration, freezer and wine-storage units, is expanding its Arizona base and opening a facility at the Palm Valley 303 business park in late 2011.

Right in my new backyard.

From the Arizona Republic.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Will that bastard ever stop f-ing with me?

It's bad enough that I have to fly on Labor Day, but the dipshit in chief has decided to mess with my 5:30 flight to Phoenix (home of the free and the brave). Can someone make the asshole stay away from here?

Obama will be at Laborfest, annually the largest gathering of labor unions in the state, on Monday afternoon. His visit will be brief, but his address is expected to be directed toward working families.

Laborfest, at the Maier Festival Grounds, will be open from noon to 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Gates open at 11 a.m. Obama is expected to arrive in Milwaukee about 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Milkman

I saw Herb Kohl today at the State Fair. What the hell is he doing in the U.S. Senate? He can't even shake hands like an adult. That sickly little shit should be in a nursing home.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Dear Abby, Dear Abby ....

Dear Abby,

I was alone with my company's president for several hours this week and it wasn't long before he started tossing out liberal talking points - "That idiot Sarah Palin," "The failed Bush administration," etc. The man is tremendously successful and a brilliant man in his area of expertise, but his understanding of politics is stuck at a very adolescent level. He's a NPR listening, big city, limousine liberal; and certainly gets more reinforcement of his beliefs than he needs from his circle of friends.

I mostly bit my tongue, despite him saying he doesn't hold anyone's political views against them. Yeah, right!

Did I do the right thing or should I have challenged him, revealed my beliefs, and pointed out factual errors (little things like Congress controls expenditures and the Democrats have controlled Congress since 2007)?


A total suck up

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Institutional racism

Even in this day and age, Italians are second class citizens at Lake Park.

Translation: Go away Wops!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Someone shoot me

I've been told that I look like the waste of oxygen in the background of this picture.

At least Halloween will be easy this year.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Simple solutions

Problem: MPS students cannot read.

Simple Solution: Teach the students to read. Get rid of whatever latest fad they are using (Riting to read?) and try Phonics. Yes, it means the teachers will actually have to teach, the poor overpaid dears, but the student will learn.

Problem: MMSD water rates are too high because of decreasing demand.

Problem: Waukesha is mandated by EPA overreach to stop using their well water.

Simple Solution: MMSD sell water to Waukesha at current (or discounted) rates, thereby increasing their demand and eliminating the need to increase water rates to their current customers.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


As Dean of Harvard's law school Elena Kagen banned the U.S. armed forces from recruiting on campus because, by her reasoning, the military discriminates against gays with the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. Her action potentially limited Harvard students' career opportunities.

Now when Kagen is nominated to the Supreme Court, the Obama regime and his Ministry of Propaganda forbid even the slightest inference to Kagen's sexual orientation.

And you had better not ask. Because she'd not going to tell.

Couldn't Kagen at least try to be consistent on this. Since she limited Harvard students' career opportunities because of DADT, shouldn't she take a stand about being appointed to the Supreme Court until this de facto DADT policy is abolished?

Oh the irony. Or is it hypocrisy?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Darth Obama's Imperial Stormtroopers

What a bunch of dorks.

What is the marching in cadence all about? Practicing for Red Square?

Here's a tip, boys. When in the presence of those dangerous teabaggers, do not travel in close formation. This will avoid having one IED take out the entire unit.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crist for Senate

A better choice than any of the Republicans on the Wisconsin ballot. Move here Charlie. You will have my vote.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Amend it

The root of all evil.
[The Congress shall have power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes;
The tyrants in Congress have proven that they cannot control themselves and have abused this Constitutional power. They have been facilitated by the Supreme Court. Take this power away from Congress by amending the commerce clause.
[The Congress shall have power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations and with the Indian tribes;
This will cause revocation of all laws and legal precedents flowing from the original commerce clause. Yes that means tossing the baby out with the bathwater. But if that baby is important enough, an amendment to the Constitution can be enacted to reinstate those laws.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rhetorical questions

Had our Founding Fathers really intended to limit the size and scope of the Federal government, what would they have written into the Constitution to achieve this end?

The following words have been interpreted to not restrain Washington's power.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Could the 10th Amendment somehow be rewritten to limit the power of Congress?

A century ago, these words meant something. If they didn't, the 18th Amendment would not have been necessary.

Under Obama, Pelosi, & Reid, is there any policy that would require a Constitutional Amendment to implement?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My kind of town ....


Pewaukee has something to keep you busy for a weekend.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

They never said that if I voted for McCain ...

They never said that if I voted for John McCain in 2008 he would represent me in Washington.

But he will.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Natural born killer

Name that food

Click to enlarge.

823 Million Dollars

Wow, can we go out for bids on that?

For some perspective, the cost of adding a lane of Interstate highway is estimated to be $1.6 million to $3.1 million per lane-mile. There is something like 45 miles of two lane highway on I-94 between Pewaukee and Cottage Grove per a quick Google Maps computation. Based on these estimates, the cost to widen I-94 from two to three lanes in each direction would be between $144 and $279 million dollars.

That is only one-fifth to one-third of the cost of creating Doyle's "high speed" rail line. A rail line that will have minuscule ridership, be expensive to ride, be extremely inconvenient for almost all riders, and take longer to get between Milwaukee and Madison for any conceivable purpose.

Well done Obama. You cannot help but waste money.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Up yours, Brett

What a CHOKER! But he's the Vikings' choker now.

I told some Minnesota acquaintances that Favre would break their hearts. He came through. Favre is incapable of winning the big game.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cheap Political Advice

If Scott Walker has a pick-up truck he should drive it everywhere. If not, he should buy one.

The congressional Dems should fire Reid and Pelosi and elect moderate leaders, maybe even Blue Dogs. They've got to wash that far left stink off of themselves.

Related, a great line from Ed Morrissey.
They (the Dems) seem convinced that the only way to rescue themselves from the trap in which they have caught themselves is to chew off the foot that’s still free.