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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Blogs; Public Enemies---Columbus Blog takes center stage

Click on the post for the blog that covers lots of little details about the Public Enemies film shooting----

Monday, June 29, 2009

White House: The Simplified FAFSA is coming

What a relief a simplified FAFSA will be. Click on the post for the story.

Yahoo: Madoff gets 150 years---now search moves to the thousands who facilitated the fraud

Click on the post for the sentence of Bernie Madoff---the rest of the story is the rest of the defrauders----and whether the government will pursue them. Stay tuned.

WSJ: Gov Doyle vetoes 81 items; Signs budget

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Mailbag: CPA sends some metaphors from high schoolers

Subject: Analogies & Metaphors

Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year's winners.
1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli, and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.
5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.
8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.
9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.
10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.
11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. Instead of 7:30
12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. Traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. At a speed of 35 mph.
15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.
16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.
18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
19. Shots rang out, as shots are won't to do.
20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.


The Vegetable Garden At Monticello

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Doubleclick to enlarge. The slaves of Monticello did not get enough wages to survive and the garden was the major source of food.

Travel: The Graveyard at Monticello,VA

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Get Ready for Some Dunk Tank Times on the 4th

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Pioneer Press: Doyle uses partial veto to cut filmakers tax break

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Video: Excitement for "Public Enemies" builds---Opening Wednesday

Lots of Wisconsin extras are wondering whether they are in the movie or on the cutting floor. Click on the post for the soundtrack.

Supreme Court: Live update: White Firefighters Win---court rules 5-4

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Supreme Court Corner: Reverse Discrimination Case decided today--Will Sotomeyer be reversed?

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WSJ: Evansville High Mileage Vehicle Club Shines in Spotlight

Click on the post for the story with pictures in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Nostalgia: Video: Blooze Brothers: "Living in the USA"--7-4-2008

Classic Blooze Brothers: Patriotic Segment of program: "Living in the USA". For full screen viewing, download to desktop and run on windows media player. ....and turn up volume real loud.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Buffett: "No Green Shoots"

Click on the post for the article from the Business Insider.

Gazette; Janesville City Manager Gets High Marks

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Blogs; "Bridges to Nowhere?------Wisconsin sets the example?

When America is transformed....will it be with rural bridges from Wisconsin? Click on the post for an issue in the news now.

Dateline Normal, Mn.: "I've Been Hiking the Appalachian Trail"---FICTION

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StarTribune; Mpls: It's Official: U of Minn New Stadium will be dry--and other sports too.

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Blogs: Nihilist in Golf Pants---"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Finally the famous Mpls blog comments on Favre. Click on the post.

Monday, June 22, 2009

FBI Corner: Alert: The Jury Duty Scam

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Public Works Meets Tomorrow Night---June 23, 2009:

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Dateline Normal, Mn.: Schools face Crisis: Cut Math, Science, Reading---Add Baseball Coach--FICTION

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yahoo: Finance: Wall Street: Technical Indicators all Bearish

Advances & Declines
Advances 535 (14%) 421 (15%)
Declines 3,116 (84%) 2,242 (82%)
Unchanged 74 (2%) 77 (3%)
Up Vol* 443 (13%) 160 (12%)
Down Vol* 2,867 (86%) 1,080 (84%)
Unch. Vol* 6 (0%) 40 (3%)
New Hi's 15 13
New Lo's 40 22

"The Disappeared"----a true story.

Recently I purchased some handmade parchment cards and envelopes made in the Philippines---they were distinctive with pressed flowers on the covers. They were obtained from the Missionary sisters who used them as a revenue source to help the "Widows of the Disappeared." It was that last phrase that got my attention.

I inquired about it. In the Philippines there is a segment or branch of AlQuida that kidnaps men, holding them for ransom, or just killing them for their political beliefs. In primitive cultures, as well as our own, to lose the breadwinner is devastating for the family.

On Fathers Day, I received a letter from Michelle Obama about the importance of Fathers in our life....and how she and Barack differed in their history.

On Fathers Day 2009 I salute all you fathers out there, and also recommend purchasing the parchment cards from the Widows of the Disappeared---It's just a little reminder for me each day to show up and not to be disappeared myself.

Click on the post for some pictures of these cards.

Gazette; "School District Brain Trust to be reorganized"

This is the official Evansville Observer "Headline of the Week". Click on the post for the full story.

Land Purchase on the Agenda for Evansville Schools?"

Click on the post for the agenda for the Evansville School Board meeting for June 29, 2009.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

StarTribune: Mpls: U of Minn to make new Stadium "dry"--will Wisconsin follow?

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Evansville Municipal Court Report---May 2009

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Mailbag: Missions: Philippine Scholars: Products

(Ed.note: I have received the following pictures and prices for hand crafts from the Philippines. Contact Gary directly to confirm availability prior to sending money. His email is: pscholar@msn.com Checks to Philippine Scholars

Mail to: 1319 Hillcrest Drive NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Dear Sponsors and friends of Philippine Scholars,

I visited with nuns at the Missionaries of the Assumption in Davao in April.
They are building the first ever schools on remote mountain tops, to help
Lumad people (indigenous). Toward this end, they send to me scarfs and
table cloths that I sell and send ALL proceeds to them. In addition, I have
some cards made by some Scholar families in Cebu, and pendants. Again, we
make next to no profits from this, its for income production.

Here are pictures of the items. When the name has a size, like "20x60", the
dimensions of the cloth are 20" by 60". The cloths are very colorful. Note
that the materials are thin (they come from a hot place). The prices are:
20x60 = $ 7, and larger, $ 9. (Target stores sell some similar, at twice
this price). Generally, there are plaids (lowland patterns), batik, and
varying multicolors across fabric patterns. Item 5519 is a really smart
native pattern, and I only have one, and it costs $ 12.

The wallets are $ 4. The pendants are $ 6 (the crab claws are 1.5 inches
long, and shiny). The coin purses are $ 2.

The cards are each 3 for $5, except those hand-painted with scented matching
envelopes are $ 2.50 each.

If expecting me to mail items, please add $3 to $6 for shipping costs.

I expect these will all sell within two weeks, this is a presale to past
customers. First come (order by email), first serve. I can email back if
your order is available, before you send a check. I may have to substitute
a color if some colors get sold out.


Gary King

Mailbag; Michelle Obama Writes on Father's Day

(Ed. note: Click on the post for the Video from Pres. Barack Obama on Fatherhood.)

Happy Father's Day,

I’m writing to share a special video of Barack talking about fatherhood, but first I want to share some thoughts of my own.

My father, Frasier Robinson, was the rock of our family. Although he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his early thirties, he was our provider, our champion and our hero.

He worked tirelessly through good days and bad to make sure my brother and I had every opportunity he didn't -- to go to college and pursue our dreams. His example continues to guide me every day.

Barack didn't have my good fortune -- his father left when he was just two years old. But he has always been determined to give our daughters what he never had, and he values being a good father more than any other accomplishment in his life.

On Friday, Barack brought some men (and a bunch of kids!) to the White House to talk about fatherhood. Check out a video of the event:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

USA Today: Travel: TWITTER is the deal connection for Travel and Hotels

Airlines and hotels are offering last minute deals and those who are hooked up on TWITTER can cash in. Click on the post for the article in USA Today.

Linkedin: Baker: Twitter: Slideshow on Uses for Conferences

Twitter can be used for revolutions in the streets---we saw that last week. Click on the slideshow to see how Twitter can be used to enhance the effectiveness of conferences. Compliments of Paul Baker. Enjoy.

Duluth Trading Taps Donnelley marketing-----

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WSJ: Beloit Man installs Wind Turbine on Home

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Gazette: OpEd; How should the City of Janesville balance its budget?

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Video: Scenes of the Philippines: Philippine Scholars seek Sponsors

Ed.note; Click on the post for a tour of the Philippines and the mission of the Philippine Scholars----Schooling is a luxury in a third world country where many of the fishermen make less that $200 per year in hard currency. I am pleased to sponsor a student at the Bohol school. Below is the letter I received with the slideshow. Click on the post to run the slideshow which has slides and movies. The Philippine Scholars is a tax exempt charitable organization. To get info on sponsoring a student email pscholar@msn.com.

Dear Philippine Scholar Sponsor,

Last April, as my wife Glen and I went to the Philippines and to three Scholar summer camps, we were accompanied for two weeks by Sponsors Pete Lund and Harriet Strasberg. They were able to spend almost a week each with their Scholars, Stephanie in Cebu and Evan in Bohol. They had a great time. They made an on-line show of what they saw and did. I believe this does an excellent job to capture, from American perspectives, the towns and people. I highly recommend that you watch this.

[Some parts are movies, and take a while to load. You probably need DSL. My computer also seems to stop if an email comes in, so you may want to close your server after you’ve started the download.]

NYT: The Squeeze on Small Business

The recent credit card reforms did not extend to small business accounts. Small Businesses are getting squeezed in the current recession. They are where the growth in employment was coming from. Click on the post for the latest.

Video; Colbert Nation: Colbert gets haircut: Obeys the Commander in Chief

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OpEd: NYT: David Brooks; "The Great Unwinding"

This is a classic description of the reality that is facing Americans. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Star Tribune; Minn Cuts to Budget means thousands of jobs: Delayed funds may mean cut funds

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Fr. Kevin Dooley of St. Paul's Church Celebrates 25 Years in Priesthood

The Observer covers the good news as well as the news----and the good news last Sunday was the celebration of 25 Years for Fr. Kevin Dooley. Click on the post for selected audio, and the sermon by Fr. Dooley.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Video: 4 of 4: Patents 101: Charles Sara Presents

Video; 4 of 4: Evansville I and E Club; June 10, 2009: Charles Sara Presents Patents 101.

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R and A Canoing Now Open at Lake Leota---

R & A Canoeing NOW OPEN!!

Starting today, June 5th, Rob and I are now open down at the Warming House on Lake Leota. We have been working steadily since this Monday getting the warming house cleaned up and in a presentable shape. :) We have life vests available, but feel free to bring your own. We are also offering private and group paddling classes. So please let us know if you are interested. Currently there is one kayak, two canoes and a "john" boat (flat bottom fishing boat) w/oars available. Rates are $9.00/hour for rentals.

White House Uses new technologies to aid citizen participation in decison making

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Video: 3 of 4: The Classic Patent---the Fishing Lure

Video: Evansville I and E Club: Charles Sara, Patent Attorney dicusses one of his favorite patents.

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Video: 2 of 4: Patents 101: Charles Sara; Patent Attorney

Video: 2 of 4; Evansville I and E Club: June 10, 2009: Charles Sara Patent Attorney

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Video: Meet Charles S. Sara--Patents 101

Video: Evansville I and E Club: June 10, 2009: Patent Attorney Charles S. Sara of DeWitt, Ross, Stephens, presents Patents 101---an introduction to patents for the beginning inventor, business owner, etc.

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Mailbag; Rep Brett Davis writes: Votes NO

Davis Votes No on State Budget that Increases Taxes and Spending, Cuts Education Funding
Authors, supports amendments to improve certain provisions, but worst provisions remain

MADISON...Citing billions in tax increases, harmful non-fiscal policy, and lack of provisions geared to boost the state’s economy and create jobs, State Representative Brett Davis (R-Oregon) ultimately voted no on final passage of the 2009-11 state budget. The state budget bill was passed in the middle of the night at 5:19 am, on a narrow 50-48 vote.

“With so many families and small businesses faced with difficult economic times and forced to reduce their own budgets, the state should not be increasing its budget by spending 6.3% more ($3.6 billion), increasing taxes $3.7 billion, including a $1.48 billion property tax increase, all while cutting education and doing little to create jobs or promote economic development” said Davis. “Simply spending more money is not going to get our economy moving again or create jobs. This is the wrong time for the government to take more money out of people's pockets.”

In addition to the 6.3% spending increase, Davis noted several provisions that remained in the budget which will hurt hard working middle class families and made him unable to vote in favor of it including:

A new phone tax,
An increase in the gas tax,
New mandates that will increase the price of auto insurance,
An increase in the garbage tipping fee, all of which will be passed along to working families, seniors and businesses.
“I could not vote for a state budget that included so many provisions that will harm middle class families and our state’s economy,” stated Davis. “I worked hard to offer solutions to improve the budget, but overall it takes our state in the wrong direction.”

The state budget bill will now go to the State Senate, where it is expected to be taken up next week.

Star Tribune; U of Minn to cut 1200 jobs----

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Evansville Park Board Meets Monday---the Circus is coming?

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Blogs: Chasin: No Child Left Behind has Evansville Schools on List

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OpEd; Reflection: "Transparency is NOT TWITTER"

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Blogs: Rock Net Roots: Health Care We can Believe In?

Click on the post as Rock Net Roots weighs in on Obama's health care plan.

Reflection: "On Pirates: On Wall Street: On Health Care--Compare and Contrast"

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StarTrib: The Dance of the Cagey---Childress and Favre

Click on the post for the latest in the dance of the cagey.

WSJ: Dems vote to add 4K----

Adding programs at a time of fiscal crisis----seems to be following the lead of Janesville schools. Click on the post for the full story in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nostalgia: July 4th 2008: Video: Blooze Brothers: "Mustang Sally"

Classic "Mustang Sally" Blooze Brothers style.

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Charles S. Sara: Patent Attorney: DeWitt, Ross Stevens: Audio: I and E Club: Patents 101

Audio: Evansville I and E Club: June 10, 2009; Patents 101: Presentation by Charles S. Sara, Patent Attorney, DeWitt, Ross and Stevens

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CapTimes: In Praise of a Single Payer Health Care System

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Brodhead Municipal Court Report: June 2009

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Yahoo: Pay Curbs Coming for Wall Street---Public Waiting

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White House Wraps up Open Government Brainstorming

Click on the post for the latest. The Government took ideas on how to improve openess and transparency. Even The Observer put in a few ideas.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Gazette; Mr. Steve Ends 30 Year Career in Evansville Schools Today

Click on the post for the story in today's Gazette.

Party for Mr. Steve----Upper Park Wednesday--4-6PM

Past and present students and families are gathering for a final send off celebration on Wednesday night from 4-6PM for Mr. Steve and recognizing his contribution to our families and community. Be there.

Mailbag; I and E club Meets Wednesday, June 10th

The Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club (I&E) will hold their June meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the Eager Economy Building, 7 East Main Street, Evansville, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

The guest speaker this month will be Charles S. (Chuck) Sara, topic: Patents 101. Chuck is a registered patent attorney and the chair of the DeWitt Ross & Stevens Intellectual Property practice group in Madison, WI. Chuck focuses his practice on U.S. and foreign patents and trademarks, copyright matters, design patents, litigation, client counseling, and licensing and technology transfer issues. He has handled a wide variety of patents covering medical products, agriculture, monoclonal antibodies, food products, dog cages, fishing lures, hunting equipment, and trees to name a few. He also helps protect names (trademarks), and books, music and software (copyrights).

Fire District News---June 2009

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Yahoo: Video: Finance: Wall Streeters don't want regulation

There was a day when everything was not about transactions----It is hard for Wall Street to remember the days before churning.

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School Beat; June Evansville School Reports

Click on the post for the reports for today's Evansville School Board meeting.

Monona Terrace---Downtown Works Week Celebration

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School Beat; Evansville School Board Meets today---June 8, 2009

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

OpEd: What the bond market told Obama----

Loan Type Today Last Week
30 Year Fixed 5.45% 5.23%
15 Year Fixed 4.97% 4.89%

Last week, the bond market told President Obama that it's time for beef...and not baloney---simply printing money is not enough---seniors, and investors want returns for their money. Puny CD rates will not do. The Chinese told the US that printing money will not cut it.

Here is the bottom line---when you are a debtor, the lender calls the shots. End of discussion.

In the financial rescue package---where did the money go? What was the plan? The successive spin of rapidly changing plans was a smoke screen? Many, many banks need to be closed. And the assets need to be properly priced. Delay will not do.

Where is the transparency? Bernanke spoke of it. And then forgot what he talked about.

Feeding news is not transparency. Transparency is more---and what citizens demand.

On the regulation of the hedge funds---where is it?

On the regulation of the banking executive compensation--where is it?

On the indictments for mortgage fraud of the subprime lenders,,,where are they?

The laws of fraud were there---the enforcement was lacking. Nothing more than will was needed..where was it.?

It's time for beef.....not baloney. Visit Paris on your own time. We have needs to be attended to here.

WSJ: 60% of School Districts face declining state aid: Property tax increases loom

Click on the post for the article in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Mailbag; Brett Davis Writes;

Remove Policy Changes to Liability Law in Budget
Now that the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has made changes to and passed the state budget, the bill will soon come before the full State Assembly. It is rumored that the budget could be before the Assembly for a final vote as soon as Wednesday, June 10th.

Perhaps one of the most harmful and unknown items in the state budget proposal that I will fight to have removed is known as Joint and Several Liability, or contributory negligence. This provision relates to the liability laws in court cases.

Under current Wisconsin law, in order for someone to be 100% financially liable, they must be at least 51% at fault. This law, which was passed in 1995 as a bipartisan compromise, has kept Wisconsin in the legal mainstream with other states.

However, changes to Joint and Several Liability were passed by JFC that will dramatically change the legal landscape in Wisconsin, making our state one of the worst in the nation when dealing with liability law.

Under the changes, the new law would lower the threshold for liability so that if a defendant is only 20% responsible, they can be found 100% liable for any damages. It also provides that a less at fault defendant can be sued by an even more at fault plaintiff. Additionally, if a person is found to be 99% liable and has no insurance or is unable to pay, his or her liability could be then unfairly distributed to a defendant that is only 1% liable, putting them at risk to potentially pay 100% of the costs.

To me, it does not make sense to make someone who is only 1% at fault pay 100% of the damages; just because they have insurance or assets. For the average family, this will mean higher insurance costs as insurance companies raise rates to buffer against future lawsuits.

Equally as important, this provision is an example of non-fiscal policy in the state budget and should be removed. It does nothing to create jobs, foster economic development, or help balance the state budget. In fact, this provision does the exact opposite. It will force manufacturers and businesses across the state to rethink their decisions, and may force some to relocate to other states where the litigation environment is not nearly as hostile as Wisconsin. Therefore, I am working with my colleagues to garner enough votes to have this provision stripped from the state budget when it is taken up in the State Assembly.

LIVE: BREAKING: Meeting of Woman's Groups on Health Care Reform

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Blogs: Fate of Nations: Analysis of Current Recession/Depression re Income Distribution

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Audio; Finance: Wastewater Treatment Plant Financing Status

Audio: Current status of Waste Water Treatment plant financing.

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Audio: Finance: Current Status of Police Station bids

Audio; Finance Committee: June 4, 2009; City Administrator speaks to the current status of bids on remodel of police station.

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Audio: Finance; Impact of Cut of State Aids on City Budget

Audio: Finance Committee: June 4, 2009: City Administrator Dan Wietecha discusses his best guess on the effect of the proposed cut in state aids on the city budget--75,000.

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Pioneer Press: Microsoft Opens Software Development Office in Downtown St. Paul

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Wind Corner: Minn: Effect of Setback of Wind Turbines on Health

Check our the latest from Minnesota. Click on the post.

Yahoo: Interest Rate Update:

Loan Type Today Last Week
30 Year Fixed 5.36% 5.00%
15 Year Fixed 4.95% 4.69%

Gazette: Cuts detailed for Whitewater Schools

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Finance meets tomorrow night: Police Station Remodel on Agenda: 2009 Budget on Agenda

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Dateline Normal, Mn.: "Freedom" means never having to pay for your own sewage plant"---FICTION---

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Soucheray: Pioneer Press: On Twittering; On the good old days of sportscasting

Classic Soucheray. Click on the post for the latest.

X-37 Space Plane Coming

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USA: Bernanke Comments on Treasury rate rise for 30 yr mtg.--need for deficit control

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NEVER FORGET Corner: Nostalgia: Federal Reserve: Chairman Bernanke Speech 11-14-2007---On Why Transparency is Essential---the speech Bernanke forgot?

Fed. Chairman speech on transparency changes at the Federal Reserve. On why improved transparency is essential for banking and the markets.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

NYTimes: David Brooks Speaks; On Empathy---on Law...and much more.....

The Commentary of David Brooks is always refreshing. Click on the post for the latest.

Politico: Health Plan takes shape

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Blogs: Rock Nets Roots Weighs in on DOZ

Click on the post for the timely commentary on Janesville.

OpEd: WisState Journal: In praise of Shared Services for Municipalities

Click on the post for a timely OpEd from the Wisconsin State Journal.

Shared Services was the rage in health care in the 70's and many hospital networks began as simple shared services and grew from there. It made sense in health care---to avoid cronyism and purchase with professional skill----It is interesting that municipalities have avoid this. They are afraid of offending the cronies. Seems that the taxpayer interest is second. Stay tuned.

Gazette: Gazette faces furloughs

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Agenda: Public Safety Meets tomorrow---Police Station on Agenda

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Minutes; ECP: Big plans for the 4th in Evansville---

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White House; High Speed Rail Roundtable Happening Today

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JOBS AVAILABLE: 3000 workers needed for Minnesota-Wisconsin Pipeline

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CapTimes; " Public Enemies" early screening on June 30th

This should be quite a party---the film was shot in Wisconsin and featured many Wisconsin extras. Stay tuned. Click on the post for the full article.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Gazette; Lawsuit against Evansville Police Officer Settled

Click on the post for the story in the Janesville Gazette. Errors in release of information can be costly.

Gazette: GM designates Janesville as "standby"

Click on the post for the article in the Gazette today.

Audio; President Obama speaks on GM: On Chyrsler

Audio: Breaking News: President Barack Obama speaks on GM; On Chrysler: On straight talk about what it means to those are stakeholders and what it means to taxpayers.

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