I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
It’s nearly Memorial Day, it snowed in Wisconsin and there’s ice on Lake Superior
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson sues over amendment approved by voters
Murder of girl 40 years ago changes trick-or-treat in Wisconsin
Molly McGartland (R) for 20th Assembly District
State workers get richer benefits than national average
No not New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Burke tied in Wisconsin governor’s race which says “A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that the Wisconsin governor’s race remains a dead heat, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker receiving the support of 46 percent of registered voters and Democratic challenger Mary Burke receiving 45 percent support. Eight percent say that they are undecided or that they do not know whom they would support. Fewer than 1 percent say they will vote for someone else.”
April 8th: Christine Sinicki is going to face a credible challenger in the fall.
We have a ways to go!!!
Grammer AG has announced that it is moving its North American headquarters from Hudson to northeast Mississippi.
Remember that the real reason for the booster seat is to make the child taller so the straps are in the correct place.
Republican Jessie Rodriguez won (56% - 44%) the Special Election today for 21st Assembly District race.
If Wisconsin’s Pension System is "fully funded", how come our unfunded pension liability is 1.9% of our GDP?
Wisconsin's beach water is second worst in nation, new study says
Here is a speech I did in 2009 as a guest speaker for then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. My speech represents my core beliefs.
Well you might have noticed that all of the Long John Silvers in Wisconsin are gone.
Here is the WISN 1130 audience’s new/continuing Wish List for Scott Walker and the Republicans in Madison.
WI government employees make more in real wages and in wages and benefits combined than private sector workers
Dan Sebring for Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District U.S. Congress
Before I post Governor Walker’s E-update I want to quickly answer this question I got in email.
One of the most important duties I have serving as your Governor is to provide you directly with updates related to the operation of our state government. I also frequently provide updates on Facebook (Governor Scott Walker) and Twitter (@govwalker). Please feel free to share this update with your family, friends, and others who may be interested in state government operations.
With the lack of the lefty blogs and the local liberal media (Milwaukee Journal) not declaring it a Liberal Social Democrat Tammy Baldwin win, it is clear that Republican Tommy Thompson defeated her.
A sad night for MSNBC: Video montage of Wisconsin recall race coverage
Big labor's contribution to Barrett during the recall? $23 million. Add that to his declared $6 million. That’s $29 Million
I’m not the kind of guy to sugarcoat things and as you’ve seen, that sometimes gets me in trouble, but I’ll be brutally honest here.
Here is the email that people are a buzz about because it speaks volumes of truth about the recall, liberals, and the Public Union Party.
Scott, Michelle, Tracy, Rob, Steve, and John and others don’t be one issue voters
In case you have ideas about voting for Barrett, you should take the time to read, side by side, a comparison between Walker and Barrett.
"Walker's Democratic challenger, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, acknowledged this morning that the collective bargaining issue was the "flame that started this" recall election, but Barrett couldn't point to a single public school that has been harmed by Walker's reforms."
Michael Reagan & Wisconsinites Speak Out For Scott Walker
So Backwards Barrett claims Walker and his people are cooking the books on the job numbers, but Backwards Barrett, what about the MPD crime numbers?
As Governor Scott Walker and Governor Chris Christie show you will not be loved or liked all that much to make the hard tough right choices. I just wish my former friend and others would see that. All they see is the little bit of personal money they are losing and missing the big picture that this is good for all of Wisconsin. It is sad that they are like that.
So you will know how the Obama Administration feels the election is going if Obama himself doesn’t come to Wisconsin before June 5th.
Cudahy Alderman Jason Litkowiec files complaint with city over taxpayer's Pro-Walker Sign!
So I hope my former friend who just kept telling me how Wisconsin’s public worker pension costs and that it is fully funded listens to this.
MJS - We recommend Walker; his removal isn't justified
Barrett Donors' No Bid Contract Under Scrutiny, Press Ignores Ties to Barrett
Wisconsin actually added 23,321 jobs in 2011. This is 57,221 more than original estimates suggested earlier this year and is very good news about the economy in Wisconsin.
So an Extremist, Leftist, Pro-Public Union blogger asked this question and I didn’t change any words or alter it, this is his quote unquote words!
Lowers taxes, the sky didn’t fall, the schools are in better shape (except the ones NOT using Act 10) and taxpayers are back in control!
Here is a snippet from a Wall Street Journal Article.
Barrett & Falk Won't Say How They Would Have Balanced WI Budget
AFSCME would NEVER lie to its members I have been told!! I was told that AFSCME is the GOOD public sector union. Hey former friend and wife, still want to cling to that?
WEAC knows Act 10 is working and they don’t want you to know about it which is why they will not release their own State District Survey Study!
Recently I was told by a Walker Recaller that I need to stop looking at the 2010 election as a WIN for republicans as there are NO winners in politics!
Take notice the money savings, how the school board and teachers are, notice how the union and the school board are, notice how the school board got answers from WEA Trust and notice how the sides reacted to changing health insurance companies.
Figures and numbers don't lie, goes the adage, but liars can figure.
Click the link to search the Walker and the State Senate recalls by name and address.
So why would anyone want to stop looking for fictitious signatures and fake names?
Search the database here: http://www.putwisconsinfirst.com/byzip.php
The reason for the state government is NOT to provide JOBS, it is to provide services that otherwise in the private sector could not be provided! If it can be done in the private sector, there is NO reason to have it being done by the public sector!
Videos You Have To See - Protester Disrespects Veterans Memorial & Disabled Told They Will Die if Budget Bill Passes
Wisconsin Capitol protesters disrespect the Veterans Memorial
Please note – I took this right out of the comments section and did format it, correct spelling and grammatical errors, otherwise it is exactly how it was that 42BDResident left.
I was told by a few liberal friends of mine that Governor Walker and the Republicans are not serious about job creation in Wisconsin since they are passing laws and budgets that do many other things.
Some things below that we are not reading in the Journal or Madison papers.
I get so tired of hearing those PUP and people that suffer from Walker Derangement Syndrome just say that Governor Walker (typically they don’t use his title and name – they name call some vial thing) that Walker did the wrong thing and the wrong way to fix the budget shortfall (they also forget to mention that Governor Doyle gave us the budget deficit).
I on Nov 21st attempted to post a comment on South Milwaukee Alderman’s Erik Brooks blog on Public Meeting On Voter ID Scheduled In South Milwaukee, but my comment was never posted. I waited a week later and I tried it a few more times and still nothing.
For the Governors Journal:
1. DO NOT sign the petition if you disagree with these recalls of the Governor, Lt. Governor, and/or the Senator you are being asked to sign for. Please do not fall to peer- pressure to sign or sign the petition just to get the people to go away!
If the GAB isn’t going to catch fraudulent signatures what are we paying $640,000 for and what good is the GAB?
This is another installment of: Scott Walker did not lie about Collective Bargaining.
When the recall mob crossed the line and took over Governor Scott Walker’s personal home (we will not even make an issue that all of these mobs are illegal taking over the streets as they don’t have street permits – ever try having a block party and shutting down a street) there are some including on the right that say, “Too bad Scott Walker put his family in this situation” I would like to offer my perspective on it.
Report ALL recall petition violations here, no matter how small or odd.
Some times, you need to put things in perspective and revisit the past, which is now called history.
When you go “All In” and lose, who do you blame?
Let’s take the term/phrase "Cherry Picking" or some use the older phrase of "Taking the pick of the Litter”. It is a fallacy!
So Much for Prosser Being a
The Sun Prairie Star newspaper apologizes to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser in this week's edition.
Here is the audience’s new/continuing Wish List for Scott Walker and the Republicans in Madison. First, the UNFINISHED ITEMS FROM THE PRIOR LIST:
This is a repost.
Take note that again, the left is okay with breaking the law and doing dishonest things because things are too important. Someone has to stop Walker and the Republicans they feel!
Join us to welcome the national TEA PARTY EXPRESS to Alberta's district.
Saturday, August 6th 2011
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
I was told AFSCME wasn’t one of those public unions protesting. Sure they weren’t!
During this weather season, you can check address by address, street by street for power outage.
We have many of the liberals in
I was told, I am standing with the Devil while in
Did you know that the 6 Recall Democrats running in the recall elections, NOT 1 – NOT ONE, is running on repealing Act 10 (The Walker Bill).
Who paid for the
ICYMI: Reforms Impact on
Please take a look at the following info at the link below.
Here is text banter between me and one of my liberal public sector union friends. (Yes, I know for the most part that is redundant - liberal public sector union)
From Wisconsin State Journal
You will all find this article very informative! Once again, those who think what is happening in
One of the flee 14 wants an amendment on collective bargaining. So, he admits that collective bargaining is NOT a right then.
Oh, those evil nuns in
I am getting so tired of hearing that every election is a “referendum” on Walker and his policies. I can see the left and public sector union party “PUP” claiming that the Wisconsin State Supreme Court election with David Prosser was.
I can tell you I’ve seen sticky notes on gas pumps in
Here’s a chart/wrap-up on the Overall Wisconsin Medicaid Enrollment – By Category – as of December 2010 in
I personally don’t know any bad teachers. I was lucky when I was a student growing up to have teachers who engaged and cared about me and the other students. Even my third grade teacher in MPS who told me that left-handed people were not as smart and at a disadvantage in life. She made me switch from being left handed to right-handed.
By various people I have been accused of relentless attacks on the public sector workers, told I am just piling on, told that I am unwilling to be fair to the public sector workers, and told that my blog posts are one sided in showing only the Walker view (which I do hold and support).
I would like to congratulate Supreme Court Justice David Prosser on his reelection.
Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will deliver the keynote address at the April 16th Madison Tea Party Rally
I have received a few emails from people about why not fix the state budget a few years from now.
Below is a letter written by a friend who was once the chairman of our Board of Elders in our church. He has moved to
Plain & Simple - Many in the UW System forget that they received their collective bargaining privileges just over 2 years ago. Life will go on and the world will not come to an end when it becomes law!
Must be the angry, violent tea party....
Plain & Simple – The closed fist people are using it for protest signs and as their FB profile image when the closed fist represents Marxism, Communism, and Socialism and they call the Tea Party and the Walker Supporters anti-American!
Posted with permission, here a snippet of his work and please check out other postings of Mr. Olson.
In wake of
Print one off, and put it in your car window...on your door...anywhere you can!
Below is the Op-Ed that Governor Walker wrote that the New York Times chose not to run:
Public sector workers cannot email, blog, or engage in nonpublic work during work hours or with public supplied resources (email, paper, printers, pens, etc.) and that includes, electioneering and protesting.
WISCONSIN unions join forces with PLANNED PARENTHOOD. Because abortion is all about collective bargaining, after all
If you like paying for of this and all of the stoppage of the Governor to govern, and then vote for JoAnne Kloppenburg.
FACT - JoAnne Kloppenburg: "Well, I never said I was tough on CRIME..." !!! (26:54)
The State of Wisconsin has a budget deficit left by Jim Doyle, and that is a fact!
Vote to Re-Elect Justice David Prosser to the State Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 5
From email, “Randy another blogger on this site seems to take issue with you and how you keep pointing out things on collective bargaining and rights. Also why is she blocking my comments?”
Jay Weber pointed out on his radio show Wednesday, March 23, 2011 that a married couple who are both teachers in Oshkosh and are both retiring, yet they didn’t give their correct salary for effect in a Wall Street Journal article.
Okay, from all the emails I get on this, maybe we are not framing this in the correct way that people can understand it.
Here is a friend of mine’s view on the Walker Bill. He is a Democrat, but NOT a liberal and he is a private sector union member for over 30 years.
Walker right on emails, analysis finds
Bloggers use son to attack judge in union bargaining case
You will not see this on the mainstream media!!!
Driving with Your 2nd Suspended License Involved in a Police Chase, Get an OWI and Take 7 years To Show Up For Your Court Appearance?
This goes to Chris Abele’s character and how out of touch he is with reality. This silver spoon, self-proclaimed he has never had a job, elitists wants to be Milwaukee County Executive and spend our money!
Anti-Walker Protest Sign Caught on Tape “Wanted
La Follette: Collective bargaining bill will be law March 25
Wisconsin Democrat Senator Wants to Eliminate Fleeing As an Option to Stopping Democracy and Senate Votes
This speaks volume coming from one of the fleeing Senators that he didn't agree with running away, also he doesn't want the Republicans to do it to them IF the Democrats gain control of the Senate!!!
Randy thank you for emailing back and posting the topic we were talking you explained it so much better. I will accept the fact that maybe I am not a conservative like I thought, I guess I would be a moderate, but maybe I am an independent and just vote with the republicans. My social liberal feelings run strong and you have a strong point. I still think that many moderates are “Towing the Party lines” I know I told you I am a state employee with about 5 years before retirement and losing $385 a month is still going to hurt. Maybe I have been stretching my money further than I should have, but if you were me and in my shoes knowing they cannot touch my money, you would have stretch it as well.
Secondary action is illegal in the United States. It is banned by the interpretation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, by the Taft-Hartley Act, which amends the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, also known as the Wagner Act.
Did you even know there were death threats made against the GOP Senators and bomb threats against Governor Walker?
Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Oh my!
This post is for Christy55 question and comment of:
If today’s protest crowd in Madison is the biggest yet @ An estimated 85,000 people marched on the Capitol how come just a few weeks ago almost all of the liberal blogs and mainstream news said the crowds were over 100,000 in Madison?
2009/10 and 2010/11
When Governor Walker offered concessions to the public unions via the 14 fleeing Democrats, the Union Bosses, and the National DNC told the 14 fleeing Democrats they cannot accept that offer, it hurt all the public union workers.
Provide by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here is a searchable database for the City of
Keep telling yourself that there isn’t a rush to get these contracts quickly signed and because they are rushed, school programs will be cut instead of benefits. It is not for the KIDS, so please stop kidding yourself!
Wisconsin Democrat State Senator Lena Taylor on
Good resource on special sessions: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/pubs/ib/98ib1.pdf
Question - Can You Be A Conservative and Not Support Scott Walker?
To my religious right or left public workers read this one, pause and take a moment and think. Think real hard, you do have a choice. That choice is NOW!
Let’s look at a few statements and logically reason them through.
The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a salute and logo most often used by left-wing activists, such as: Marxists, anarchists, socialists, communists, pacifists, trade unionists, and black nationalists. The raised fist is usually regarded as an expression of solidarity, strength or defiance. It dates back to the salute of Rotfrontkämpferbund, a paramilitary organization of the Communist Party of Germany before WWII.
Show your support for Governor Scott Walker and sign this petition..
Randy you don’t know me and I live in
Public sector unions have been a drain on state budgets for too long - it is time to reign in the madness and stand up for the American dream.
To all 14 AWOL Democrat Senators and Union Workers Pawns:
State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million
Here is we have found out, post by post.
Madison–Below is the text of Governor Walker’s budget address as prepared:
Senate Dems offer alternate budget fix
Missing senators rely heavily on union campaign dollars
I think taking some of the power away from the public sector unions is a major part of Governor Walker’s plan, has been from the get go. Whether it was directly stated or not doesn’t really matter since Governors do many things that they NEVER said during the campaign trail time. It is silly to think otherwise.
Government Union AFSCME Workers, did you know your union has connections to the socialists? Are you okay with that and if not, are you going to stand up against it or just stay silent and do nothing and let them use your money?
After 62 hours, listening to the stall tactics here is the State Assembly Democrats throwing temper tantrums.
I am sure by now you have seen the email, tweet, facebook, blog posts on how 5 states that don’t have collective bargaining for teachers that the students didn’t score well on the ACT/SAT tests is because of no collective bargaining. It is not only fuzzy logic it is not the truth.
Randy I am emailing you because you seem like a reasonable person who is fair and I love to read your blog even though I don’t agree with you. I didn’t’ vote for Walker as I am a Democrat, not a liberal, but a Labor Democrat. I am not shocked by what
Collective Bargaining is not a right, it is a privilege granted by State Law passed in 1959.
Responding to Rachel Maddow
Here is the poll that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel took down after it didn’t come out the way they wanted it to.
To all AWOL Democrat Senators:
946.12 Misconduct in public office. Any public officer or public employee who does any of the following is guilty of a Class I felony:
A snippet from the Washington Examiner
From: Governor Scott Walker [mailto:GovernorWalker@wisconsin.gov]
There is a refinancing deadline of Friday February 25th (NOT the June 30th deadline) to allow time to refinance state bonds in order to save the money. If not serious cuts will additionally be made.
Let’s look at a national study on this from left leaning MSNBC:
I am preempting the guest blog to ask some questions to the readers.
Governor Scott Walker said. "We are broke in this state. We have been broke for years. People have ignored that for years, and it's about time somebody stood up and told the truth. The truth is: We don't have money to offer. We don't have finances to offer. This is what we have to offer.”